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:i 10 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1984 Slide-Tape United Way Show I @ JOSEPH M. ROWLAND PAUL A. AUSTIN Services were conducted Wednes- Services were held Monday in Mt. day afternoon at the Jefferson Chapel Olive Lincoln Church, Purcellville, Funeral Home, Ranson, for Joseph M. Va for Paul A. Austin, 74, of 430 G. Rowland, 65, of Cavalier's Trailer Street, Purcellville, who died Friday Park, Charles Town, who died Monday Nov. 2 in City Hospital, Martinsburg, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The W.Va. The Rev. Boyd G. Smith, of- Rev. William Reed officiated, burial ficiated and burial was made in the was in Edge Hill Cemetery. church graveside. Arrangements were The deceased was born September handled by the Eric S. Syles Funeral 27, 1919, in Baltimore, Md. Home in Purcellville. A painter by trade he was employed The deceased was born AW. 22, 1910 with J. Russell Fritts. in McDowell County, came to Jeffer- He was of the Protestant faith, son runty in 1954 as a teacher at the Hiswife, Mary Catherine Rowland,old Eagle Avenue School. Heservedat preceded him in death in July, 1984. that school until 1956 when he return- He is survived by one daughter, ed to McDowell County. In 1957 he Katherine Jean Staubs of Charlescame back to teach at the Page Town; two sons, Joseph W. Rowland Jackson School and served there un- and David W. Rowland, both of til 1956 when he became assistant prin- Charles Town; one sister, Dorothy cipal to Richard Adams at the Wright Thomas of Kesrneysville; one brother, Denny Elementary School. He retired William H. Rowland of Martinshurg; in 1972 and moved to Loudoun Coun- four grandchildren and two great- ty, Va. grandchildren. He was a graduate of Bluefield State He was also preceded in death by a College and while residing in Charles brother, Stockton Rowland. Town was an active member of the Zenith Club in Charles Town. CSM TOMMY HUDSON Tbe deceased was the hushand of the Services were conducted Tuesday late Rosalie J. Austin. evening at the Rosedale Funeral Surviving are : four nieces and four Chapel, Martinsburg for CSM Tommy nephews and a brother-in-law. J. Hudson, 57, of Route 1, - Kearneysville, who died last Saturday MRS. JEAN O'BANNON in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be couducted Chaplain Howard L. Fulk officiated, Friday morning at 11 o'clock at Zion burial was in Arlington NationalEpiscopal Church, Charles Town, for Cemetery Wednesday. Mrs. Jean Filbert Marshall O'Bannon, Born Oct. 30, 1627 in Gallagher, he 64, of Route 1, Charles Town, was the son of Myrtle B. Branam of Tnscawilla Hills, who died Tuesday in Powellton and the late Thomas W.Martinshurg City Hospital. The Rev. Hudson. Roger Henshaw will officiate, inter- He was Protestant and retired from merit will be in Edge Hill cemetery. the U.S. Army after 24 years. He was Friends are being received at the later employed by the Department of late residence, 401 Shenandoah Drive, Justice. Tuscawilla Hills. The family suggests He received the Legion of Merit and that memorial contributions be made the Attorney General's Outstanding to the Zion Episcopal Church Altar Performance of the Year Award. Guild Fund, East Washington Street, Surviving are his wife, R. Jean Hud- Charles Town. son, at home; two sons, Jeffrey W. The deceased was born May 23,19~0, Hudson, Rockville, Md and Stephen in Charles Town, a daughter of {he late D. Hudson, Riverdale, Md.; a James Riddle Marshall and Edna daughter Tommie Jean Morgan, Locke Burns Marshall. Newark, Del three brothers, James A member of Zion Episcopal W. Hudson, Montgomery, Ala Otis A. Church, she retired in 1983 after ten Hudson, Powellton and Howard Hud- years employment with Jefferson son, Fairmont; three sisters, Yvonne Farha, Prosperity, Ethel White, Powellton and Sheila L. Hudson, Charleston and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Diaz. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Schleroderma Foundation, P.O. Box 350, Watsonville, Calif 95077. ANTHONY M. PETTI Mass of the Christian Burial was said Tuesday morning at St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, by the Rev. Father John O'Conneli, for Gun- ners Mate First Class Anthony Michael Petti, 24, of Route 2, Harpers Ferry, who died last Thursday of in- juries sustained in an automobile ac- ' cident in Chesapeake City, Va. Burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg. Born in Alexandria, Va a son of Robert F. and Lois A. Deremer Petti. rand assigned to "the'U-.S."~. Ferry he OX - " " - ~v//~i ~ o ~rvmg wzth the t0.~. tz. tioned at the Norfolk (Va.) Naval Base and esiffsd to the U.S.S. Nimitz. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Heis survived byhis parents; three brothers, Vincent A. Petti, with the U.S. Navy, Philadelphia, Pa.; Bran- dan J. and Nicholas J. Petti, both at the borne; and by his maternal grand- mother, Ethel Deromer, also of River- view Park, Harpers Ferry. RICHARD J. STROTHER, Jr. Services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Mt. Zkm United M~ Church, Charles Town, for Richard J. Strother, Jr 59, of 308 West Avis Street, Charles Town, who died Wednesday, October 31, in Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. Rev. Ernest Lyles officiated, burial was in Plea- sant View Memory Garden. The deceased was born March 1, 1925, in Jefferson County, a son of the late Richard J. and Heater Rideoutt Strother, Sr. He was employed with the Avis Rent A Car Service at Duties Airport, Washington; was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U,S. Army; and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Augustine V. Thornton Strother, at the home; a sister3 Katherine Tanner, of Washington, D.C.; and a niece and nephew, Elizabeth Boykins and Kevin Boykin.s, both of Harpers Ferry. Arrangements were by the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson. ERNEST L. ROGERS, Jr. Services were conducted Wednes- day morning from St. John's Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, Md for Ernest L. Rogers, Jr 67, of Hagerstown, who died last Sunday in Washington County (Md.) Hospital. The Rev. John H, DiebJ H officiated, burial will be at the conv~ of the family. Born in Charles Town, a son of the late Ernest L. and Ruth G. Ramey Roger, St he was a retired ~nployee of Thorns and McKinnon Auehindoss, Inc Jacksonville, Florida, a stock broker by profession. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. His wife, Ann L. Rogers, preceded him in death. , He is survived by one daughter, Patricia A. Rogers of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Doris R. Psillas of Hagerstown and Betty R. Gree~e, of Waterford, Va.; and one trother, Jack D. Ramey of Jacksenvflle. The Jefferson County Commission has taken the first step toward the ultimate establishment of the Sam Michaels Farm on the Job Corps Road as a recreational area for county residents. At its regular meeting last Thurs- day, the Commission voted to solicit bids for the working up of a master plan to turn the farm into a public park. The cost of such work is estimated at $12,000 to $15,000. The county has $II,000 in escrow for this The decision to move forward came after it was learned the Governors Of- rice of Economic and Community Development indicated it could not provide funds for planning, but that there might be reimbursement includ- ed in a grant for development of the area at a future date. In a~t~er action, the Commission signed a resolution making county residents eligible to participate in a multi-million dollar single-family residential mortgage bond issue pro- gram for 1985. Jefferson County was the first in the state to take the action. Officials of Baker, Watts and Com- pany, of Charleston, the underwriting firm for the mortgage fund, said that the county must first deplete its near- ly $8 million share from a similar housing bond program which began in August. Under this program, residents have been able to apply for new home purchasing or construction at a 10.9% interest rate. In the two months the program has been in effect, in the neighborhood of $700,000 has been loaned by participating institutions in Jefferson County, far more than elsewhere in West Virginia. The program makes available up to $92,000 for individual new home con- struction and $77,0~0 available to buyers of existing homes. Other participating counties are ex- pected to sign the agreement which Concerned Taxpayers of Jefferson County had earlier approached the Commission, suggesting that a master plan was needed now so that future development of the Michaels farm might be accomplished. And the Jef- carries out new rules and regulations ferson County School Service contained in the 1984 Federal Tax Act. Employees had also indicated their in- Some twenty counties, including terest more recently by presenting a Berkeley and Morgan, plus the city of check for "planning purposes" tothe Wheeling, are participating in the Commission. bond issue. Shepherdstown Citizens Will Ask Town Council To Enforce Noise, Disorderly Ordinances Shepherdstown residents have been ordinances concerning noise and invited to attend a meeting this Friday disturbances of the peace are not be- ing enforced. These petitions are available for signing at the Shepherd- stown Pharmacy and the Shepherd- stown Public Library. Janssen said that citizens are also being urged to attend a Shepherdstown town council meeting next Tuesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Town Being Shown To Business evening, November 9, at 8 p.m. in the Entler Hotel to discuss possible solu- tions which might tend to control and combat excessive noise and disorder- ly disturbances in the town. According to Quinith Janssen, who described herself as a volunteer spokesperson for an informal group of Memorial Hospital, and nearly thirty cRizens concerned with the problems years at the Martinsburg VA Medical of noise and disturbances, the mayor, Center. member~ of the town council and She is survived by one daughter, representatives of the police depart- Ellen Diane O'Bannon, at the home; merit have been invited to }oin in the three sisters, Mrs. Hilda Kable, discussion. Tuscawilla Hills, Mrs. Louise Pine and In addition, said Jar~en, a petition Mrs. Doris Cline, both of Charles has been circulated in Shephordstown, Town; 11nieces and nephews; 24great onewhich, addressed to the rnayor and nieces and nephews; and two aunts, council, expresses cchcerns that town Mrs. Rose Crabbe, Charles TovT-n and Mrs. Lillie B. Agee, Atlanta, Ga. City Of Charles Town Seeks To Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. FROM PAGE ONE / "Thanks to yon, it works for all of donated by Jefferson us," the locally produced United Way all-important slide-tape show, is being seen this determines how week by Badger-Powhatan and 3M United Way funds Company employees, benefit of Jefferson The program is more of an educa-said. tional effort than a fund-raising "gim- According mic," according to Jerry Williams, still think of United Jefferson County United Way drive chairman, very different "Our siide-show probably wouldn't charitable drive. be approved by Madison Avenue," The short Williams said, "but we think it will the story have special interest for Jefferson ferson County Countians. We've pictured several of believe that one our own volunteers reviewing the work thouand words, of our member agencies. Many of the Countians can volunteers photographed in their homes or places of employment are i~g which locally well-known, while others, by the United Way, perhaps, not so. ed to want to support "The point of the 12-minute show is munity, the United to illustrate the hundreds of hours said. The criminal trial of Stonegate co- misdemeanor Announcement has been made by West Virginia Legal Services Plan, Inc that Tri-County Growers, Inc has been ordered to pay additional damages to five migrant farmworkers by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The Cetwt found that Tr/-County fail- ed to pay the workers $3.62 an hour as promised, or even the Federal minimum wage of $3.35 an hour. It also ruled that each worker was entitl- ed to mandatory liquidated damages of 30 days' wages, a penalty on the employer for illegally refusing to pay all wages due a worker. Tri-County will also have to pay at- torneys' fees to West Virginia Legal Services Plan, Inc and to Friends of Farmworkers, Philadelphia, Pa the two entities wl'm represmted the workers. Zigor Employees Approve Union JCL Zigor Corporation employees have opted to be represented by Hagerstown Teamsters Local 992. In a vote taken recently, manufac- turing employees voted 17 to 4 to seek representation by the union. They claim-to be interested in job security and better working conditions. Ten manufacturing employees were fired in September by ~ and the National Labor Relations Board is scbeduled to hold a December meeting to determine if the company fwings were illegal. They voted in the elec- tion, but their votes won't be counted unles the NLRB finds they were im- properly discharged. The union will be certified by the NLRB and then it will begin nngotia- tions with Zigor management on a contract. GIVE THE UNITED WAY founder Dorothy McClellan got under- way Wednesday in Petersburg, Grant when County. jury McClellan is charged with two con- Jefferson County spiracy felonies and a misdemeanor Dostert. involuntary manslaughter chargeFox said he ordered f stemming from flw October, 1962, pad- held because the dling death of 23-month~ld Joseph years old and Green at the Stonegate commune,had adequate time to near Charles Town. case. He also McClellan, represented by attorneys not been overzealous David Greenberg and Steven Askin, charges against has pleaded innocent to the charges, defense attorneys It is expected that Presiding at the trial will be Marion County Circuit Judge Fred L. Fox, H, ed members of the who was appointed to fill the vacancy .- mune ana mat mm was created when Mineral County Judge, the paddling death C. Reeves Taylor asked to step down the hands of his earlier this year. Leslie Green. In a pre-trial hearing held in Fair- Stuart Green mont, Judge Fox denied defense mo- voluntary Uons to postpone the trial and remove year in Jefferson Jefferson County prosecutor Braun Green was found Hamstead from handling the case charge by a Monongalia' against Mrs. McClellan. Fox did agree jury and is currently Some of the most frequently cir- culated books in the children's room are the J/T The increasing- ly popular stories have contempemry settings and appeal to team. The Library's collection received a big boost with the addition fonrtem new titles, now ready for circulation. The Perry Room was in great de- mand during the month of October. In a persmml letter to Mrs. Milburn, as a valuable asset to the administrator sta ted,* "This selec- charge you therefore tion recognized your thoroughly pro- provide the excellence fessional and industrious performance expect of you with :s a member of the night shift at this the lives of our mcility. Despite your relatively short ed by your efforts." term of employment to date, it has Mrs. Milburn has been evident to me from the outset a nursing assistant that you clearly understand the Manor since responsibility incurred in the care of dent of the Millville those residents who are entrusted to County. our processes. You have demonstrated rceognition of a degree of excellence on a daily basis which is so vital on a shift that In other matters, thel refelec~reducodstaffmgandrequlres reported that a very Therapy night was a self-starter. As a r--,=,ult, the exam- month. Employees d pie that you set for your peers exerts a marked, favorable influence on them brought their pets in and our residents prosper. I also note home for the en that yotw record of job performance is residents who were virtually without b~ which again cases, to hold and pet described a concerned and consciem thusiasm by t Indicted Murder be scheduled as a sion in the future. Lee Gordon, a M-year-old RansonA memorial maple resident, has been indicted by a planted on the Brogdan, Massachusetts, grand jury honor a king on a charge of second degree murder, ty who recently ] Gordon has been charged by drew Randall. The Massachusetts State Police with stab- sponsored this bing John A. Bell, of Hartwell, N.C inflicting fatal wounds with a pair of who was so helpful in I scissors, other residents. Gordon, who earlier pleaded inno- cent to tbe charge and wus released on bail, will be arraigned in superior court in Brugdan. Why Have A Funeral? Few people reolize thin o fun~ol ~rv~e provtd~ much morn tt~ core for the decee~d. It helps the ~rvivors foc. the rtmli~/of th* lots and in turn pmvk~ friencki and retoflves a cham:e to express their suppo~ and tovm. ~ tunoral is o mmmo~ d mcognnkm wlVch kx~ on the volue of lifo rid reoffirms rel~;k~u~ beliefs. if you've wond~r~l why we hove fun~'ols, yOu moy be intelloted in the ~ emtiifecl, '~'olues of the FUflr141H~." Wt anmi|Qble for you use. at no du~'ge, through our o~dio-vistml li- br~T. And it dim insight, into the p~rpot~ of ~h m well p ocficoI lnforn1~tio~ surrounding fun~-ol ornmgement~. We rum pruent this program to t~mmtmily group~ with omp~e time for individual questions. Foe furthe~ tnform~ion or ~h~lulin@ ot o peo- ~mm~km oa the '~ohms d Fuji" tm your or~mJmtkm, ~ve us o roll. Funeral Home ROBERT SPENCER DONALD CACKLES Herpen Ferry. W.V . :U 4 S when nothing is good [] Perfect Granite [] Superb [] Custom Desi [] Written 109 West John: Fine Free Days are here again at the Old Charles Town Library. Through Nov. 17 patrons can bring in books, magazines and roeords that are overdue and pay no fines. This is always a good time to ~ under the car seat, t ewe the bed and the behind the conch and in the deptlm of the closet. The book drop on the porch is always convenient for deposits when the library is closed. Painting as an art, involves more than just a bnmh, oilpaint and canvas, Painting o,I Silk, Painting on glass and Painting on China - new books at the Library, detail the histories and techniques of these tosser known arts. Batik is only one of the several methods discussed for decoratin~ not but also other fabrics. Many types of pottery and porcelain can be painted and glazed with techniques which have been reed for centuries. Painting on glad, also known as reverse paintings, has enjoyed periodic revivals of popularity because R can be adapted to so many styles. These boolm are all weU il- lustrated in color and include clear directions and suggostioos for each project. Some very attractive ex- amples of painting on glass are on display now in the Children's Room. Mrs. Carol Perry has re-created such popular cartoon characters as Charlie Brown, Miekey Mome, the Smm' s and Ziggy in full color. Fine Free Days At CT Library Pvt. D. Erie Shrewsberry, son of Mmy L. of 400 S. Miidr St Ranson and Joseph F. Shrewsberry of Bud, W.Va has com- pleted basic training at Fort Dix, N.J. He is a1984 graduate of Herndon High School, W.Va. .Those Wh0 Serve. D. Erk Shrewsberry One objection to the proposed sys- tem has been the fact that it is "ex- perimentar' as proposed by the En- vh-xa nental Protectkm Agency, whk has set asi~Je a 15.1 grant for project. However, proponents of the system say it will work and serve the pu~ for which it is designed. Romntly, the Ceunty Com- mission, also concerned over the status of the sewer system, had sug- gested the possibility that the petitien- signing process might be reinstituted. However, the Public Service District members have after researching the original petition and canvassing the projected cove/age area, opted to wove ahead and institute the engineer- ing process. Two entendngs In Circuit Court There were two senteneings in Jef- ferson County Circuit Court last week by visiting Judge Elmer D. Strickler of Nicholas County. Olean of Ranson, convicted of seared degree sexual assault, was sentenced to not less than five nor mere than 10 years in the state penitentiary at Monndsville. Donna Day, who pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, was sentenced to I to I0 years in the women's Federal prison at Aldersou. Rut then Judge Strickler placed her on surpervised probation for two years. EUGENE P. POETERRegain Possession New Central Services were conducted Wednes- In a trial scheduled to have begun State Health Department, but reepen- day afternoon from the Jones Funeral Wednesday in Jefferson County Cir- ed by judicial order of Judge Vance E. Home, Winchester, Va for Eugene cult Court, the City of Charles Town is Sencindiver of Berkeley County. Paul Poeter, 85, of Jackson Woods attempting to regain possession of ci- In the meantime, civil actions have Estates, Winchester, who died last ty owned property currently occupied been filed by the Carsons against the Saturday. The Rev. William E. by the New Central Restaurant, collect State Health Department and the Ci- Massey officiated, burial was in what it claims are back rents, if any, ty of Charles Town, while municipal Bunker Hill Cemetery. minus any offsets for overpayments actions have sought to gain possession Mr. Poeter was born AIri] 4, 1899, in made pursuant to the lease. Newark, N.J the son of Ernest B. and Presiding over the civil action is of the property, leased by the city to Barbara Schmidt Poeter. Monougalia County Circuit Judge the Carsons for many years. He was owner of the E. Peeter and Larry Starcher. James Crawford In a pretrial hearing, conducted by Company and Morgan Acres in represents the City of Charles Town, Hancock County Circuit Judge Callie Bunker Hill, a veteran of World War Walter Lloyd Blair the defendants, Tsapis, it was ordered the trial (star- l and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Paul and Robert Carson. tingyesterday) could permit thecity the Rotary Club and the Odd Fellows The New Central has not been in to seek hack rent, ff any, allow set-offs Lodge. operation for some months since fwe for any overpayment made during the He married Nancy Moler in 1919. caused considerable damage to the course of the lease, and also permit the Surviving with his wife are a sister, kitchen area of the establishment, city to regain possession of the Mrs. Harry E. Ormston of McLean; Prior to that it had been closed by the property. and a brother, Horace R. Pcetev of Las Cruces, N.M. SEWER-- Tri-County Ordered Pay Damages, Fees Hall, when council will be asked to res- pond to the complaints and sugges- to consider a motion to dismiss a jail. tions of petitioning residents. Sbepbe nMayorAudreyE e Mrs. Virginia Milburn Named said she would attend Friday s meeting at the Entler. She also in- die ted she was aware of the problems cited by the petitioners and hoped council could fmd a way to deal with Mrs. Virginia L. Milburn has been fious employee. 'hese concerns, selected as the employee of the month pride for September 1984. This announce- the respect and ment was made today by the facility residents and that administrator, Mr. James S. Hecker.