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2 SPIR|T OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1984 Volume J % f Charles Town, W.Va. Oct. 3O, 1964 Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate 210 N. George St. Charles Town, W.Va 25414 WE'RE GOING SHOP N(; ONLY47 DAYS "riLL CHR Veterans Day of 1984 will be observed Sunday, November 11. And while in the past half dozen or so years, Jefferson Memorial Post No. 3522 Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary has staged a special program in honor of the eterans in Charles Town, no such special event in obser- vance of the day will be held due to the illness of Mrs. Isabel Albright, who has always chaired the program for the VFW Auxiliary. There will however, be Veterans Day Services at the Charles Town Fairview ~m significance for this nation, Congress had a change of mind in 1977 and returned Veterans Day to the November llth date. The law became effective in 1978 on the 60th anniversary of the date of the World War I Armistice. And so Sunday is an occa- sion to pay tribute to the 1,081,000 American men and women who have died in the defense of their country in all American wars since 1776, and also to the more than 280 million living former service members who served their country during both war and Attention Mr. Do~sey, I'm writing this letter to tell you bow much I appreciated the services of the Committee on Aging. It is supported by the United Way Fund and that is a worthy cause to support too. Mrs. Jack Getzendanner Washington Village Apts. S. George St Apt. B 1 Charles Town, 25414 November 5, 1984 Dear Mr. Rent=h, The numbers in the Grace Commis- sion's War on Waste become more frightening as one reasons and begins to grasp the meaning of the numbers. And I'm only to pave vii so far. One must accept the figures as ac- curate because there were 36 task forces which were chaired by 161 top executives from around the country and were staffed by 2000 volunteers. Together they came up with 2,478 Cemetery (Route 340), near peace, separate recommendations which Senior Center -----. *--------**-------*--- the Page Jackson Solar Of the 38,924,000 war could prevent the expected deficit of ~-~l~t~I [ A'~'~'~,I~' School, Saturday, November participants--going all the $10.2 trillion for the years of the 1990s, y Li 10, under the auspices of way back to the earliest days if they were implemented fully. Activit st The 2,478 cost cutting recommenda- Here are the senior citizen activities Marshall-Holley Mason Post of the nation--more than halftions can be achieved without raising ESTABLISH[D 1 for the week of November 12-16 for Jef- No. 102, of the American of them who have worn theirtaxes. ( I'm depending too much on tho ferson County: Legion. The event will get country's uniform in wartime wording of the Grace Commission Monday, November 12 -- Closed, JEFFERSON PU|LISHING CO INC. underway at 10:30 a.m. with are still alive. Another report). That last sentence means that Veterans Day Holiday.DONALD G. RENTCH James Shade of Martinsburg, 4.4-million living veterans saw the 2,478 cost cutting recommenda- Tuesday, November 13 -- Senior Ad- EDWARD W. DOCKENEY tions are that many ways of wasting vocate Assistance Visit to Jefferson R. MEADE DORSEY past department commander only peace-time service, money and the government should County - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (For of West Virginia American The most costly of all the stop being wasteful -- just as you and assistance with consumer complaints, Published Every Thursday At Legion, as the guest speaker, wars in which this country has I must economize when we don't have Medicare, insurance, nursing homes, been involved was of coursean increase in pay. The public is invited to attend this event, the Civil War in which Veterans Day 1984, marks 5-miUior persons participated the seventh anniversary of the and resulted in the death of return of Veterans Day obser- 364,000 Union soldiers and vances to November 11, the 133,000 Confederate casualties. traditional time for honoring In the Revolutionary War, the unknown soldier at the Arl- some 290,000 Americans par- ington National Cemetery on ticipated but only 4,000 died. In the 11th hour of the 11th day of the War of 1812 some 287,000 the 11th month of the year. Americans participated and In the beginning of Veterans 2,000 lost their lives. Some Day, the occasion was always 11,000 of the 392,000 par- observed onNovemberll. But ticipants in the Spanish then Congress got into the act American War died; and in and from 1971 until 1977, World War II, 116,000 of the Veterans Day was observed on 4,744,000 participants died. the Fourth Monday in October, World War II saw the in compliance with a 1968 Law greatest number of Americans that stipulated that most na- in uniform, 16,535,000, with tional holidays would be held 406,000 deaths; a total of 55,000 on Mondays. died in the Korean fighting; But believing that the and 47,000 during the Vietnam November 11 date held great era, As a senior citizen, we have obvious bid for "group sup- voted in every election since port" with the senior citizens 1936. In that year we voted for of the State. In his campaign Franklin Delano Roosevelt. visits, senior centers, Farm Credit Rules We suspect the compulsion hospitals and other places for voting for FDR was based where the elderly gathered Outlined By FmHA mainly on emotion, upon the were a focal point time after Regulations for implemen gPresi- fact that parents before us time. It was obvious he was dent Reagan's Farm Credit Initiatives were FDR Democrats, hence supportive of senior citizens have been completed and are being they were Republican and in turn opted for their distributed to Farmers Home Ad- haters, support, ministration (FmHA) field offices, Charles W. Shuman has announced. It was in the 1930's that But then, the altruistic The regulations pxovide for a one- the GOP was blamed for bubble burst. There came in time debt set-aside program for everything except Custer's the Urdted States mail a let- FmHA borrowers and lean guarantees last stand, and Roosevelt was ter with the return address for non-FmHA borrowers. hailed as the nation's savior "Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in addition, Shumanhas developed guidelines which County Supervisors in a time of depression andJr 421A Capitol Street, win usein signing contracts withlocal hard times. Charleston, W. Va." non-Government lenders and farm It ought to be noted that Inside was a letter signed management specialists. These history shows the GOP was not by FDR's namesake, a letter specialists will provide additional ad- as bad as it was painted, nor which suggested that failure vice and assistance to financially distressed farm borrowers. was Roosevelt. as sainted as to vote for Jay would mean both cases, the action will restore he was pictured, even thoughthat his opponent, John farmers to a positive cash flow he lived long enough to be ILaese, would do nothing for position. elected to a fourth term senior citizens. Under the plan announced recently (during which he died), a The letter opened with a by the President for farmers experien- cing serious financial difficulty, move which later led to blatant reference to the birth FmHA can set aside up to 25%, to a restricting the presidency to of Social Security, in 1935, un- maximum of $200,000 of a borrowor's two consecutive terms, der FDR's New Deal, an ac- debt for five years without interest. Our Democratic leanings complishment that demon- For non-FmHA borrowers, tbeagen- have been strong ever since, strated the worth of Social cy can guarantee up to 9o9b of a loan if the lender is willing to write off a although we soon learned, in Security, and a suggestion minimum of lO% of the debt. the 1950's and 1960's when that all this might be corrup- there was considerable ted if anyone but Jay unrest in our nation, that if we Later on the Grace Commission report states, "One third of all their (our) taxes is consumed by waste and inefficiency in the Federal Govern- ment . . ." "Another one third of all their (our) taxes escapes collwxrion from others as the underground economy blossoms, in direct proportion to tax increases and places even more pressure on law abiding taxpayers, promoting even more underground economny -- a viscious cycle that must be broken. "With two-thirds of everyone's (sic) personal income taxes wasted or not collected, 100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal debt and by Federal Govern- ment contributions to transfer payments. In other words, all in- dividual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the ser- vices which taxpayers.expect from their government." We will know the results of the elec- tion before this is published. Will the next administration put into effect the economies suggested by the ~Gra~~ Commission? Or will the report gath~ dust on library shelves, and be of in- terest only to economists who will understand the opportunity to avoid an astronomical national debt that was missed? Lela Gardner tie that Rockefeller had ac- Rockefeller were to be elec- complished but stressed the were to cast our ballot for ted to the United States factRaese, a newcomer, had those things in which we Senate from West Virginia. done nothing. believed it would be necessary to vote for the "man" and not the "party." Over the years, we have learned to take campaign talk, charges and promises in stride, although there have been scattered instances in which we were understan- dably upset over some of the schemes utilized to support one candidate, or seriously downgrade another. We learned, too, that politically it is important to gain the support of "factions" or of organized groups. For a particular candidate, this can represent a solid block of voters upon which he or she can count on to cast favorable votes on election day. In the election just past, one West Virginia candidate, Jay Rockefeller, made his most It outlined all of Jay's ac- complishments, -- Golden Mountaineer Cards, the Silver-Haired Legislature, and the many other things Jay did for senior citizens. Underlying it all was a threat to what senior citizens hold dear, Social Security, and we can understand full When this was written, the election was only several days away, thus what we say here can have no bearing on the outcome. We, as senior citizens, can only conclude that Rockefeller campaign strategists, employing the most famous Democratic well that the letter created name of the century, attem- not only doubt, but fear pted to "scare" older folks in- among many over the age of to casting a vote for Jay 5, FDR, Jr doesn't live in West Virginia. It is our belief that he did not write the letter he signed. There was too much about Jay's accom- plishments, too much about Raese's deficiencies. The prose sounded much like the negative Rocekefeller adver- tising of the final weeks of the campaign, which outlined lit- etc Call Larry Crawley-Woods at 725-4044/5498 to make an appointment or to receive assistance by telephone.); Senior Center Lunch - 11:30 a.m.; Senior Citizens Bowling League - 12 noon Shenandoah Lanes; Free Guitar Lessons for Senior Citizens - 2 p.m. Senior Center Dining Room. Wednesday, November 14 -- Senior Citizens Covered Dish in Shepherd- stown - 10:30 a.m. New St. Methodist Church; Preventicare Exercises - 10:30 a.m. Senior Center Dining Room; Alzhoimer's Disease Family Support Group Meeting - 11:30 a.m. Pastor Counseling Service Entrance to Calvary U.M. Church, Martinsburg (Burke and Maple Streets). Special 210 N. George St. -- Charles Town, W. Va. Telephone: (304) 725-2046 Or 725-2047 Subscription Price: In Jefferson County - $9.00 a Out of Jefferson County - $10.00.5% Must Be Added for all West Entered In The Post Office At Charles Town As Second Class Matter -- USPS510-960 Ad Deadline 4:00 P.M. Monday meeting for family members in- terested in legal and f'mancial issues ******************* ******** *** for responsible relatives; Senior Center Lunch - 11:30 a.m.; Bolivar -e:::::::=::::::::::==:: the Fort Myer, Arm Nutrition Site Lunch - 12 noon Bolivar NEWS~OF Went=ell Marguette, Community Center (across from at her home in Silver bank). OTHER YEARS Mrs. Loula D. Rissler, 82, Thursday, November 15 -- ======================== "Uinta," American Association of Retired Per- 10--YEARS ACd)--10 Harold McFillen, 25, sons (AARP) meeting - 11:00 a.m. Jefferson Winchester Memorial Asbury Methodist Chu~h (Education receive a big Building); Senior Center Lunch-11:30 come next week when more than a in the local hospital. a.m. million dollar "payoff" will come to Seniors winding up Friday, November I6 -- Preven- more than 5,000 persons in the form of ticare Exercises - 10:30 a.m. Senior Christmas Club checks. Ferry High after the Center Dining Room; Senior Center PaulC. Kreft was cited for 25 years day include Walter Lunch-ll:30a.m.;BolivarNutrition service at U.S. Steele's Moler Lehman, DickleBurns Site Lunch 12 noon. Limestone plant at Millville.Frankie Jackson Anyone who has a relative or friend Miss Judy Moler of Charles Town D'Angelo. who has been diagnosed with was named as a Homecoming :~--YEARS Alzheimer's Disease or similar Princess at Shepherd College. memory-robbing disorderis welcome Wendy Neff, senior at Jefferson to attend a special Aizheimer's Sup- High, has been named Merit Program elected easil~ port Group meeting on Wednesday, Commended student by the National In the county, W.P.C. November 14th at 11:30 a.m. at the Merit Scholarship Corporation. elected to the House of Calvary United Methodist Church DIED J.M. Trapnell and P.S. (Martinsburg). Regional Senior Ad- Miss Susan Gay Qucsenberry, Ran- County Court; and vocate Larry Crawley-Woods and son; Mrs. Constance Ashhaugh Hooe, tin to the State Senate. iawyerWilliamWertmanwilspeakon Millville; Raymond Franklin James, MARRIED . legal and financial roles of family 74, Charles Town; Mrs. Mary Emily Miss Doris Ann Comer,d members. Information on such mat- Marmion, 74, Harpers Ferry; Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Frank ters as power of attorney, trusts, Vanessa Pauline Zombro, 58, Ber- to Airman 2nd class Johnl representative payee, Medicaid nuts- ryville, Va.; Mrs. Jeanette Moler Keesler Air Force Base, ing home eligibility, etc. will be Bailiss, 91, Pomeroy, Washington; Miss discussed with time for questions and Francis Ryland Washington, 77, Win- Mrs. Elizabeth answers. For more information, call chester, Va.; Mrs. Erma Virginia Pot- Gardner Darlu Anne Buzzy at 725-4044/5498. ter, 43, Knoxville, bid. to Mr. and Senior Citizens needing carpentry ~---YEARS AGO--~ of Mr. and Mrs. and other handyman repair jobs done Democrats win in a landslide victory Martinsburg. at a reasonable price may call the in the county giving Johnson, Byrd, DIED Senior Center for more information. Smith and Staggers a wide margin. Mrs. Esther Also available are names of perm)ns State candidates elected were Thorn- Charles Town General interested in siring with the elderly, ton W. Wilt to the West Virginia House Frances M. Casey in Call 7'25-4044/5498 of Delegates and Donald Baker of widow of the late, A free nurse's assistant training pro- Moorefield defeating William H. (Bill) the home of her daughter gram is being offered to persons over Loy for the State Senate. Baker. the age of 55 who meet income DIED A car owned Miss guidelines. For more info call Dr. Sgt. Berton Mayo Thomas, Arl-was virtually Charles Coffman at 26~-8948. ington, Va native of Charles Town, at ed on the street another car. AARP Sponsors Driver Program Jefferson County Chapter 799, AARP, conducted file first driver im- provoment education program to be offered by an AARP chapter in the Eastern Panhandle on November I and 2 in the educational buikling ~ the Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town, WV. Twenty-four per- sons participated. C. Jackson Holt, Staunton, Va a trained AARP in- structor administered the program. Recognizing the need to help older drivers improve their skills and pre- vent traffic accidents, AARP offers 55 Alive/Mature Driving to all motorists age 55 and over. The cla~room refresher is the first nationwide com- prehensive curriculum designed especially for the older motorist. 55 Alive/Mature Driving is available to both Association members and non- organization interested in this educa- tional program, contact Robert F. Ricketts, Assistant State Director for West Virginia, AARP, telephone 725-68~. The program is presented to groups of 20 but not more than 24 per vs. Wine Tax Checks For Final Quarter Are Distributed State Treasurer Larrie Bailey has mailed out wine tax checks totaling $149,652.90 to counties and municipalities throughout the state and $7,106.74 of the total came into the three Eastern Panhandle counties. The checks represent the fourth quarter state tax collection on wine sales from participating food stores and other comme~ial outlets for the months of April, May and June of the fmcal year i 4. Bailey said the fourth quarter collections reflect an increase in comparison to collections from the previons quarter and also an incre e for the same period last year. A total ~ $2,817.43 came into Jeffer- son County, with Shepherdstown get- ring the largest check, a sum of $1,576.79, with Charles Town getting the County getting SS35.93; Ranson $220.65 and Harpers Ferry Ssl.50. members. and/or a vote against Raese. However, remember thi= ~ll In order to define course coutent, a -" |cries of slides describe the the future, --- neither age and going to seriously upset mtablishes the relevance of change the Social curriculum that will follow. program. It is AARP knows that 55 Alive/Mature will substantially improve the not financially, secure skins ef okler AARP the only way it will conviaced the program will help changed is out of [der drivers update driving necessity, and then knowledge, sharp and remain reluctantly no matter who m the road longer. in office, you are a member of a group or 40---YEARS DIED James Boyd, of the late Robert E. wards Boyd of the county, in Summit Point; ing, son of the late Catherine Lloyd Fleming County; Miss Mary daughter of the late Mary Ellen Lemen in Sharpsburg, Md. MARRIED Miss Bessie Town to Dr. Roy Wagn~,1 Frances Rebecca Link Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Town to Petty Officer Vern Owens; Miss Painter and, of Charles Town. 60--YEARS T.C. Green and B.R. elected Justices of Landon Guick, Phillips, MARRIED In Cumberland, Md of the county to Miss of Cumberland; in Charles mond L. Kemper DIED At her home in Charles Jane Littleton, 81; in a Hospital, Benjamin Shepherdstown, 68; in Mary E. Nichols.