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Imd tanr O.9-15 _ __ Per Copy - lee olume 113 No. 41 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday October 13, 1977 99.95 lie, J Woman Gives Kidney And Life To Son On Dialysis BY TERESA SMITH told me I gave him a healthy kidney"! the speaker of these words, William S. Rowe of 214 Heights, this news the best she could receive. Mrs. Rowe was to the kidney which she to her son from her own during an arduous four- hour operation last in Washington, D.C. it was one of smoothest transplants down everything went like said Mrs. Rowe. the time of the operation, Rowe, 21, was spending 15 MRS. ROWE a week on a dialysis at City Hospital. Earl her son. The results proved that been born with a bladder act which slowly was troying both of his kidneys. It not discovered until be was en, at which time he un- went five major operations ch eventually left him with use of only one kidney, ugh both were still intact. arl was able to live a ktively normal life, despite t-to-day weakness, until gust of 1976, when his rune. zal kidney began m'iorating. It was then he  dialm. months later, both of Mrs. Rowe and her son had matching blood-types and tissue- types, so the time for a decision had come. According to Mrs. Rose, the decision was not a difficult oneat all. "I didn't even think about it", she said. "They tell you the risks, but that still didn't change my mind". The transplant was schedule for July 20. The night before the operation, however, Earl developed an infection ant surgery was canceled. But when September roiled around, both Earl and his mother were ready. Following the dual operations, H's kidneys were removed. Mrs. Boweadmits, the donor felt |the same time Earl was at worse than the recipient. Hours |orgetown University after surgery, Earl met his first [Spital, Mrs. Rowe was also visitor with a wave and a smile. as a patient. She was Since then, his optimism has ergoing tests to see if she never faltered. 11d become a kidney donor for "Throvh all his sickness, be's Dedication Saturday EARL ROWE been an awfully plucky bo,. He says he's not going to lose this kidney", said Mrs. Rowe. Earl is home now, and the fact that his body has not rejected the now kidney so far is a good sign according to Dr. Charles Currier, Dr. Mating Diaz and dedication of the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Library, located at the of Polk and Spruce in Bolivar, will take Oct. t 10:a0 a.m. There will be an house following the brief E. Campbell Beall, of chairman of the Library Association, will ill the dedicatory remarks. brary is the result of the ==,,ission's "instant" library To Horn Mesdames Hunter, Druschel Are New Teachers At Honored On Retirement Long Dime Oct Z7 S00rvice With Mental Health Center The Jefferson county Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual dinner, honoring the new teachers in the Jefferson County School system and also at Shepherd College, Thursday evening, Oct. 27 at Hilltop House in Harpers Ferry, it was an- nounced this week. The affair will begin with a social hour at 6:15, followed by the dinner at 7. More details of the dinner program including the speaker's name will be announced next week. Fair Board And 00ieipe#' To Ham Meeting There will be a dinner meeting of the Jefferson County Fair Board of Directors, members, department superintendents and assistants along with any other interested individuals who helped in any way with the 1977 Jefferson County Fair. This will Dr. Inn Spence, who headed the be a covered dish supper, Oct. transplant team. After he 18, at 7 p.m., at the Jefferson recovers, Earl hopes to attend County Community Center, Shepherd College and major in Bardane. Spouses and guests are business administration. As for Mrs. Rowe, who lost her husband less than a year ago due to cancer, the future months will bring a welcome relief from worry, and the knowledge that her son's future is brighter and more secure than ever. "l've given my boy a second life; that's what I've done"! And to Mrs. Rowe, it's just all part of being a mother. : Carolyn M. S00&r LL_ _ | M' II  II II affairs, Formerly employed at rr| ic' IOd[ ShepherdCoilegeascoordinntor : IIWI IU MUI for consumer education, she | ---- developed curriculum to train - me = teachers in all grade levels of !'. lllllmdlk II Jll ill [consumer education. I ------------ nmUjmber of a..,_tments Cn.a, Mrs. Catherine Dorsey, I To Speak ikfom  mane at Monnay S meeur Mr. Floyd Ferrell, Mr. and Mrs. J :.[eJeffermmCountyBeardof Ehen Fritts, Mr. and Mrs.( lb... Ll:..--.,._- catlon. William Hitt, Mr and Mrs.] RUU,[I H _ Car00r wm be Housh, and Mr..l at the Center for Ex- Shirley Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ray t ional Children; Sharon H. Jamison, Mr. and Mrs. Norman| = o will be teaching Howell, Mr. and Mrs. John | ersarten at Blue Ridge Lowe, Mrs. E. G. Moreland, Ik.enlary School; William P. Mrs. William Perks, Mr. Steve qer:lJr" will be the head Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas at Wright Denny Sowers, Mrs. Forrest mentary School; Sally Willip&ham, Mrs. Kenneth Wilt, m will be teaching kin. arten at North Jefferson; Zane Keesecker will serve an aide at the Eastern trundle Training Canter. addition, the following were roved as substitute I Edwards, Allen hers. Glenn ! !I ;' Bonnie Osterman, David il i ard Werth.ardson' Vidd Taylor and : mw custodian, Walter Jncoh rs, was appointed to  herdstown Junior High, llGeraldine Mun.y, Robert 00000000approved as substi00te con= was 00;pp00ed u substitute of welcome. Each person is asked to bring a covered dish. Furnished will be ham, plates, cups, napkins and utensils. Reservations for $I per person may be made at the Jefferson County Extension office in the County Building in Charles Town by Oct. 14. The purpose of the meeting is tO hear a financial report o{ this year's fair, the financial status of the Fair Association and to hear suggestions for im- provements for next year. Four retirees of the Eastern Panhandle Mental Health Center, were signally honored for the long and untiring efforts in behalf of Mental Health work in the section at a dinner held at the Center recently, by mem- bers of the Board of Directors Staff of the Health Center. The four were: Dr. Paul McKown, of 113 N. Queen St., Martinsburg; Mrs. Isabel Druschol, of Summit Point; Mrs. Jess Hunter, of Charles Town, and Mrs. Ethel Johnson, of Martinsburg. President Charles A. Kiser presented each retiree with a retirement cake decorated by Mrs. Mary Noil, caterer, and also with a walnut and bronze = plaque bearing the inscription, "In apweciatien of your years o service in the field of Mental Health" In presenting the plaques, Mr. Kiser noted the valuable services offered by all four of the retirees. Iq the ahovt picturel Mr. loser m shown making the presen- "tation of the plaque to Mrs. Bianca James Is Named To House Delegate Post Announcement was made Wednesday by Governor John D. "Jay" Rockefeller, IV, of the appointment of Mrs. Bianca James, of Charles Town, to fill the vacancy of the hoe of delegate position, 36th District which covers all but the Shepherdstown District of Jefferson County. Mrs. James, 53, will assume the office formerly held by Mrs. Carolyn Snyder, who resigned   the position on Sept. 1, to take ". ...... over as the new director d the " Hunter, and Mrs. Druschel, Governor's Regional office in stands in the background, Marti0sburg. BIANCAJAMES holding the plaque she has just Governor Rockefeller selected been presented, along with a Mrs. James for the delegate post mission on Economic piece of her retirement cake. from a list of three names which Development and has been most Also shown in the picture, seated, is Martinsburg Attorney William H. Loy, a member of the Board of Directors of the Center. Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. Druschel, all served as information and referral specialists and were the first contact many people had with the mental health center. Dr. McKown served as a psychologist for the center and was primarily involved in testing services. At this dinner, Mr. Kiser bestowed a further acknowledgement of Dr. McKown's long years of service in education and mental health. had been submitted to him active in the Old Opera House earlier: this month by the Jef- restoration in Charles Town and ferson County Democratic the productions which it has Executive Committee. The other presented to the public. two names submitted were Dr. Governer Rockefeller said in James M. Moler, prominent making the appointment that be Charles Town educator and civic felt Mrs. James is highly leader, who served four years in qualified for the office and "I am the House of Delegates previously and James M. confident she can, and will, do a 1,,t=n, of Rippon ,minent competent job representing the .''f"" - Count' "f'armer peopled JeffersonCount in the _e.zerson Y  W Va legislature I am also Governor Rockefeller hau _ " .:- "..Z  "ames will work sometime ago he would make c;nwthrte people of Jef- the section for the delegam ers n County and represent vacancy from a list of .recom-' them well in  legislature". mendations given him by me ' Committee Mrs, James, on learning of the Executive " - ..... ouintment said ,'l am really Mrs. James, manager m me -iv" The Punt McKown staff library Charles Town branch d the excited and certainly most was officially dedicated and a Martlnburg Laundry and Dry grateful to Governor Rockefeller plaque was placed on the library Cleaning, ts well.known and has for having ehcopJidence in me door in his honor, been very active in Charles and my ability to represent Town and Jefferson O'.,unty. She Jefferson Coun in the state " * is a member of St. James legislature,'. Mrs.James said /Concerned Taxpayem Former Delegate Carolyn M. Catholic Women of the Executive Committee for Snyder recently appointed president of the Democratic recommending her for the ap program which establishes these director of the Oovernor'S/Ho00 d Pubhc Forum On I Injured In I WOman's Club of Jeffer. pointment. facilities in areas where they are regional office in Martinsburg. County; a member of the The appointment for the needed. Bolivar. Pewtersmith will be the speaker at the Democratic Executive Corn- unexpired term of office runs Don Miller was responsible for Charles Town Lions Club's j mitteeoftbecounty, andalsothe until Dec. 31, 1978, Mrs. Snyder spearheading the project, regular meeting on Tuesday, I Jefferson County Democratic was elected to the two-year term OCt. 18. Mrs. Snyder will not only Wrecks Association. She has also served of office in November 1976 and The Trustees hope that the I Upcoming School Levy !??o%: Sheriff Wilt Initiates Legal public will join in this ceremony explain the many services  Jefferson County Corn- took over in January 1977. which marks the first time the available to the citizens of -- ..... HarpeFerryDlstricthas had eastern West Virginia through _i tnetXst!n  " its own library. Even before the Regionalofficebutalsohow Jae00uee c00n0000n.tm00g,00p00cy00lgh, Action Against Co Commission Saturday's opening, immediate to deal effectively with other and Monday In which six cars interest in the new library is agencies of the state govern-/ and a tractor trailer truck were shown by the fact that 250 meat including the Legislature 730 pro, m the Jefferson  nig s to1976 and to: . . " ' . . involved. library cards have already been in which she recently served, c County Court House to discuss The most serious of the ac- issued. Mrs. Shyder, who was elected the upcoming school levy. discuss previous levy issues in to the House last November, has Speakers for the evening to 1977. They also worked with cidents occurred about 6:40 a.m. Leadership Foundation, Tuesday on U.S. Route 340 near Jefferson County Prosecuting in a heavy fog, with Attorney Robert Skinner ' a broad beckground in consumer discuss tbe pros and cons of the Washington, D.C., in sponsoring three persons miraculously reported to the County Com- a textbook exhibit at the U.S. escaping death when two cars ,mission last week that Sheriff Capitol Building in Washington. Thepublic is urged to attend this ran under a tractor-trailer Howard Wilt had requested him meeting and take part in the truck, to take legal action against the State Police said a tractor- commission for refusing to trailer truck owned by the approve certain bills incurred bY Concrete Products of America the sheriff's department. and driven by George Fletcher The commission welcomed the of Shenandoah Junction, pulled action in view of past ;across the stretch of four-lano disagreements with the sheriff's highway to make a right turn. department concerning ex- When Fletcher pulled his rig penditures. The controversy wide to make the fight turn, the centers around a policy by the truck blocked both lanes of the commission that all county Tam To Page 6 RONALD PEARSON Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Beveridge, Mrs. Earl Leslie Mrs. Prank Smith, Mrs. Jack Koontz and Mrs. Cedric Sullivan. The student government of . Jeffenum High School was also permitted to hold a leadership workshop at Marylaxid Hetght on Oct. 22-2. Kenneth Willingham appeared before the board, telling the members that Civil Dense Is interested in the old bus garage Ronald Pearson, past and parking area in Ransen. Treasurer of the State of West Wayne A. Whitmore also ap Virginia, will speak to the peared to inquire about the Republican Women at the Civic position of head of physical Center auditorium on Friday, edncatiun at Jefferson High Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. h. " . . The topic for the meeting will volunteer aides -'- =% -;%%%%%%%%%-J '-%--' be "The Need for a Strong, Two- 0000Le-hape.rmm were W E t N B Pa00y systemtn west vu00Inla". ........ Mr feat the el00i. ia. mg immns who. _will %'::::..':.:::C. last year by approximately one ] a  Center for Ex- , Period Wednesday throngb vote per prectrt. In the 17 Children:GlmAilen, 8unday]L Considerable mnnths he was in office, a full  Edna Phlips, cldlne at the beSluing ef investment program was  J , Mare), Ban', the period wh k/'ee#y nor. initiated that netted the state one itbwes**,ly winds, and re=. [, .M Fray. Fonowtngh00d00c.lon, Umm Gram wm  Mrs. J 8atmiey, mumy and a  will be a question snd smwee 00_uyp, 00rs. s. J. [vmrmer. smnsy, a e00anes tp0000.Asoc00h00'w00endUm issue will be Mr. P. T. Por- terfield, HI, Mr. Doug Perks, Mrs. Charles Adams, and Mr. John Allen. Mr. Walter West, co-chairman of the taxpayers .. _ r Steering Committee, will quesuon ana answe preside at this meeting, following the s Smce its beginning in 1974, the presentations. .......... , ,, " ,, School Board Hears Public Criteria For Superintendent Sixteen out d the 0 persons, presest at the Oct. 5 school! board superintendency hearing of the speakers brought in from outside the area. Tbe conference is to be held at the Bardano Community Center. Another presentation before the commission was .given by Frank Silver, Berkeley County Surveyor. Silver stressed the need for the full use of the office of county surveyor, and sub- mired to the members a bill which would revitalize the of- lice. Several commissioners noted that in the past county surveyors had proved to be ineffec,ml. spoke out for a spectrum ef personal and professional qualities they felt necessary for the new head of Jefferson County schools. Moderated by School Board president, Richard E. Heal, the hearing was designed to give board members suest/ous for criteria to use when selecting a superintendent from the 15 applicants. County schools have been under the direction of Acting Supt. Raymond H. Frazier since the resignation of Harold Pickens last July. A broad cross-section of parents, teachers, students and interested residents spoke for well over an hour in the lecture room at Jefferson High School. Though the hearing was largely without debate, the chid op position arose between parties who wanted a locM ohnice, and those who wanted to brln in a superintendent from outside the area. James Telbert, speaking for the Jdferson County NAACP, told the board that his oanisatlnn supported a naa- local choice since the counCy school system has been unrespoMive to minority neeck in the put, "tere's been no pe by the commission highway and two eastbound ex nditures over $25 must be cars, one being driven by Jeffrey the purchase. According  e ilaclc high school principal in tho O'Bannon, 26, of East past tO years, er since this school Washington Street, Charles: the commission, Wilt has not system was made to end Town, and the other by Perry been submitting purchase or-Vermin Meet At NAACP representative also could not get stopped and ran submitted for approval. chastised the board for under the rigof the truck. Police Wilt has publicly questioned j j e Church nm00ll responding to only one out of ten said the tops of both cars were the commission's authority to issues concerning minority nearly sheared off by the in- have a voice in how a county The regular Septem edncation presented to tho hoard pact The drivers and a ngency spendeitsbudget, meettngofmembeoftheH y the NAACP on Dec, 13 o last passenger in one of the can Several commissioners ex- ear. Telhert said the issues thro w themselves on the seat of pressed relief that the matter onld be re.submRted to the new the cars and this was probably was finally to be settled by the electrical lines at Leetown Park. Q. D. Fleming, president d the parks and recreation com- mission, appeared before the commission members to offer information on the project. The funds will either come from revenue sharing or counter- cyclical funds. Robert Beckett, of the Plan- ning Commission and Steve Wasbburn, of the County Ex-  tension Agency, also appeared Kyd Douglas Sons of Cm federate Veterans was hel Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, at t Reformed Church in Kea noysville, with some 54 mar bets present, along with tv guests. The Rev. John E. Wright, Martinsburg, gave the i votation and the Rev. Lest Link, Commandant, presi& Dr. Jerry Smith was s spec guest of Thomas W. Steptoe, $ and Bill Boyer was a guest of B. Ban'. Mr. J. B. Huyett Charles Town, was proposed accepted for membership in Camp It was decided that November Ladies' night din and program would be I Tuesday, Nov 15, at the ( dlelight Club on U.S. Route superintendent, what saved their lives, court. Skinner has initiated the One of those who spoke for a The drivers of beth cars, along suit by petitioning the court for a local choice was Colin Dunbar, a with Sheila Webber of Harpers writ of mandamus. Jefferson County parent. Ferry, were taken to the Jef- In other business, the corn- Dunbar told the ,brd tlt  ferson Memorial Hospital and mission approved the funding of should select 'scmeooay we admitted as patients, an extra $3,325 for the in- people of Jefferson County Two persons also sustained stallation of underground know" , and streesed tho need for minor injuries about 7:15 a superintendent who has the Monday morning in a single ear respect of the teachers, crash which occurred on State Students also offered input, Route 9, near the fountain on the with the vice Fcesident of the mountain. Jefferman High School student State Police said a compact government, Michael Tolbert, car being driven by William E. speaking on behalf of the group. Russell, of Berryville, Va., Tolbert said that the students k on a curve, flipped over wanted a superintendent who an embankment. The was straightforward and able to and a passenger, Judy sense the needs of young people. Simpson, also of Berryville, Vs., Though the students did not were injured and taken to Jef- specifically suggest a loal ferson Memorial Hospital for dadce, they did suggest tbat the treatment. person selected come from a One person was injured in a scheel s_tem.,, similar  Jef-two-car coilislonwhich occurred femon County s. Gilbert Moey, ! Sunday morning about t :25 a.m, Ta Pago 6 Tara To Pge i before the commission, asking just south of Martins for St00 to help set up a cdn- Details of tYds meeting wil ference on techniques for] announced later. preserving agricultural land in | The next meeting of the open areas. The commission | will be held T,msday, Oct, i authodzedthe fund=, which will| Uvilla, with Walker G. go toward paying the aCpellSes| Kzlo serving as chaira