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7 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA 25414 Thursday November P, 1978 20 Pages. 2 Sections Per Copy o 15 CHARLES TOWN LIONS HOLD INDUCTION NEW MEMBERS i~ i Town Lions Club holds induction of new members night with a served by the Jefferson Fine Arts Association. Shown in the above 'a)h are (left to right) Lions Club Presid n : ::and . . e t Chester Foley, Past 7 .membership chairman Daryl Johnson, Past District Gov. Hugh ll ia Shaffer, Past District Gov. Paul Shaffer from the Brunswick, Club who inducted the new members. Evelyn Dennison, Doug )n Jr Cynthis Johnson, Robert G Johnson, Dwain Scott Dennis n L Slusher " " o , ,Rachel Slusher, Diane Mayhew, John R. Mayhew, Charles Linda Vincent, and Richard D Vincent (Photo by Erro!l Leslie) Amendments Badly Beaten In County Also Across Slate er 16 A new business establishment, Hoffman's Jewelers, will open its doors for business Thursday, November 16 at 231 West Washington Street in Charles Town There will be a special showing, open to the public, on Wednesday evening, November 15, from 6 to 9. The large, modern store is co- owned and managed by Donald and Doris Hoffman, with their son, Doran, and his wife, Kathy ',Hitt) Hoffman, participating in the operation, The elder Hoffman, a resident Five Jefferson County banks and dne savings and loan company have distributed Christmas Club chocks for 1978, and for the fifth consecutive year the amount paid out has topped the million dollar mark by a substantial margin. The amount of Christmas Club money this year is $1,314,616. That's $95,134 more than last year's figure of $1,219,482. The number of persons who participated in Christmas Clubs this year also increased, from 5,179 a year ago to 5,337 this of Belvedere Heights, is year. manager of the produce The "big payoff" will provide department of the Charles Town a shot in the arm for the local A and P. He is recognized as a economy. Some will utilize it to clock builder and repairman, pay bills, while others will make Doran Hoffman is a watch- special purchases or simply maker who received his "splurge" for the holiday training at Bowman Technical season. School at Lancaster, Pa andhis Blakeley Bank and Trust wife, Kathy, also attended the Company of Ranson again led school, training in jewelry the way with 1,660 subscribers repair and design, receiving $460,595. This com- featureH ffman'Sa completeJeWelerslineWillof pares with last year's figures of jewelry, silverware, giftware 1,617 subscribers receiving The two special Constitutional amendments which the voters were asked to approve or reject to 1 p.m. Wednesday. of all kinds; clocks, Hersocede and Seth Thomas grandfather clocks and Bulova, Seiko and Timex watches. Operating hours for the new store will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Friday; and 9 a.m. $436,673. The Bank of Charles Town was close behind in second place with 1,673 Christmas Club sub- scribers receiving $399,039. It also showed an increase from last year when $368,333 was paid to 1,655 persons. The Peoples Bank of Charles Town reported 1,084 Christmas Club accounts totaling $254,000, compared with 1,140 accounts paying out $242,000 in 1977. Jefferson Security Bank of Shepherdstown had 599 Christmas Club accounts worth $130,539, compared with 493 accounts paid $114,756 last year. At the Bank of Harpers Ferry, 292 subscribers received $65,193. Last year the Ferry institution had 251 Christmas Club accounts wirth $52,481. Shenandoah Federal Savings and Loan, which offers Christmas Clubs but does not particularly push the plan, had 29 accounts worth $5,250 this year, compared with 23 accounts worth $5,2.39 a year ago. SEN. JENN|HGS RAHDOLPH CHARLES CLENDENING CONG. HARLEY $TAG6|RS GARY PHALEN Mter getting off to a slow start, Jefferson County voters came out {n greater numbers in the late af- in Jefferson County and across 1 the ,~ %~,iniSti'ator West Virginia Tuesday were just I Memorial H~l$ital' pletingb~:~h the w*itten and oral as soundly beaten back by [ re, J~lnice, attended portions of the Board of Jefferson Cotmt~tersas they mual convocation of Governors' Examination for were all acrass West Virginia. rican eg~ of advancement to membership. In Jefferson County Amend- ors held The examination is a m~t No. 1 which would permit professionally prepared in- the state legislature to exempt registered Democrdt, Republican and Independent ~ote~?7~na~e[he strument designed to evaluate inventory and warehouse goods ,; : 4 :-,u ;^ " ,r~ ~ ~ file candid from vu~w~ ~L~u~ aLvu m u~v ~vL:t~u, Luc~ x u~u.~y, te s knovAe ad valorem r ert Another civil tm lx~ P P here ' ' * dge of. p op y '' ac'n is . . mbehen sWt~u:?: Issues and problems involved in taxation was so badly beaten it scheduled to be heard by a jury or 41.8 per cent, which was the highest voter turnout e contemporary problems of i did not even come close to beginning today, in Jefferson "l~e leanmg oz me ~'lems Will De neld mls for an off-year Congressional election in some years. 'ican College o ~alth services administration carrying a single one of the County Circuit Court. It is styled year for the fourth time at the Old Byrd! Orchard, And whil~ they .~tuck with th~ v~toran Dora or tie ~ainistrators is ~ne Committee on Credentials county's 27 precincts. Jefferson Russell R. Corbin versus John off U.S. Route 340, south of Charles Town It will "" "': society ore :-~- grants permission to undertake I voters defeated this amendment M. Carson, Sr t,~ bald th|e l~l'|~v ]~t]'t~w,~mh.'~ 1A TaJ~l~ " ~ tl -, incumbents Jennlngs Randolph and Harley O. s -~--lg the e . " ~ II~:;I'*A UlI~ ~ ~.~j, ~ ,' --'.*,~,u'~,~ ~. ~VlIIIII~ Ill Llll~ membership to . xanunaUon after carefully I by a vote of 3,792 to 1,106 or Set for tomorrow is the first Staggers In the battle for the two top spots on the Ldidates in the fiela revxewing the candidate's I better than three-to-one, criminal trial of the term, the t ZO t Will Ir.O.m me community, me ballot, for the first time in the history of traditionally u pro~essional r On A " s cnurcnes, scnootsanactvxc rou swnowiu oto services ad g owth as mendment No. 2, whmh tare of West V~rgmm versus g. P g Democratic Jefferson County. they went for two Organized in lO~* evidenced by, for example, would have reduced from 60 per Frank Cheatham Jr ""indicted me orcnara aressea mr worK. They'll glean the ~,U,o,~ ~, :: ~ho e,~,~ ~, partici atl " "" ~F.~ -~.o, ~ .~.~.~.~o ~v ~ ~ wv~ j o ze ,~o.~ P 'on in commumtylcent to a s~m le ma orRy the on mmdemeanor charge by the field for corn The proceeds will be lven to he prac~of a~ heal!h affairs and the establisll- I number of voP~ req~ured for grand jury in connection with Church World'Service for its use in its issions polit calo" picture," to fill ~e two vac.ancles u omlngon ment o~ a rsonal a roy 1 le I r alle e the Jeiierson Count Commlsslon Ano ne also by: elevating the . . pe . program of} PP a of an excess vy o g d fraudulent, deceptive o,~,4 ~, ,ho ~,h f, Y "" Y e~tt;~a:dSn:f mBrYst:a S b~en' ~e Ad- offh ~leP:~::::rdt~:n:suUrarnmeg ~on~hempSl:~idmg representatmn Association Emergency Relief Fund for those in toU::e y hel:gDems e: .t for election to the county s Professional corn ,--" ' . .J fferson l f bonds by a county board of Tuesday, " November 14, Our community who need temporary relief All ',If or a margin of 814 Phalen ~vxemorlal Hos i wnlle ~wo uemocrauc In , thering professionai - p'tal for the past [ education, did fare a little better another civil case, Blakeley residents are invited to take part in this com- * ~o ~ ~ ,o ~ ~}carried 22 of the co~ty s 27 muneen cumoems, ~ ,~,~o f education Ch months. He is the [ in the county, but it too was Bank and Trust Company munity project. The sponsors feel it will make Ra,~a,dph ~,~a ~:~g rosa[precincts and polled 57.5 per Re is advanced t airman of Region IX Advisory l soundly beaten by the voters, by against Donald L. Carey, is yaw Than " " " ' - ent of the vote. In fact Phalen only after con~ tsommltteeandamemberoftbe a count of 3,077 to 2,055. This currently docketed for trial; your Thanksgiving more genuine. Har!ey. O. Staggers, were ex-[C mo hi~hest vote mr- " Charles T,~,-t;,~ [ ~ L:, ~ necte~ co win in delIerson, ,a ~- o ,~mu. o,-~.umen~ goc a majority In w~mv weunesoay, r~ovemner 15, mm i 1 i=~ ~ ~" I e~ntnu~ af any af the candidates II~ m. .- " three of the county's precincts, still another civil action, ~l~-lJ~ ~l| l~7"lG~m r~ Al I~A County, ~ney just barely (llo oy]~'t~alloil-- ~- I I~'ftll/ta I]A a It he precincts which gave the MichaelJ.PetersonversusFred rgl Mllllll~lM. r'II~l I Jilla slim margin ,While Ran-l--in the other County battle |~ll~ [~[~[]H[]Jlr][ I School Levy amendment aTuller and Sons, Inc will be m~ www,s=~u~ mw~j w V [dolphdezeat~nlscnaiiengermrl u,~. ho ha,so ,~ "r-- majority vote were Tuscawilla tr~ed . . . the seat y a vote o 2,95 tol ~j . = aelegates seat lrom me man I Hills near Charles Town and the The first jury trial of the term l~l~l lJ~iPil~@kl iA1 ~It m, .m =. A ! 2,705, or a shm margm of 248.[ Hi way Mishan Shepherdstown'sMen's Club:was concluded last Friday I~lU |~|~|||U||~l iStaggers' who had almost[~a~g:*~lS~o~:r*,~D~ ~r?~ '; an m alwa s led the votmg m Jef L Co n - . I~ [ d Shepherdstown Junior High orning when a jury returned a -- t Y - " ' "[Cho,]o~ ,r~,~, ~ narrow victory re'~,';~.y,nlgnways]a.Omitted. Damage in the ac-lSchool. In precinct No. 33 the verdict in favor of Sharon II II II d~ J [fersonCountyinpasteloctions, I ~rnt~-Page6 "" ~y zree ot c~oent exceeded vote o Wm he managed to defeat Cleveland ~ri $1,000. It n the amendment was 128 " g " ld .against Peoples Life . . ng the past week rema [t r.u Mill Ufl Benedict for the seat m th~s ,lice r "[ ins under investigation. [ for and 124 against, while in Insurance Company,I ~V ' I mlllll~ ~porteo In-[ There were two single carl Pren~invt Nh~ ~ ;t ,~a~ ~a~ fro. TheJurvawardedthenlainfi~v ] I ~P' [second Congressional district.[ ave misna - - " -" "- "'--' ' m ~ . ps, w~th [ accidents investigated bv ~*~, I ana ~ - ~, ,~.^ ~. ~,~^ renresen~oa h, Attorne, ],h e [ Once again the Jefferson [ embers of the Auxilmry ano I Here also a newcomer to polmcs~ ,jury m two, and l %~ ~'"~ I ~.'~. " ,- . -.-~ a ,= ~ ~ ~- o. [ Memorial Pest No 3522 and I the Pest will attend the II a.m. I in this district gave the in-I mage tota " "~ ~ ~ ra~,~ ~lx za it was ~ tor ana 07 against ~"',~-, o ~, ~ v,~ mx . lag about 1- ' [ . " r~r~o, ,~,o ~, ,~ Uo ~ [ Auxihary of the Charles Town I services at the Charles Town cumbent a real challenge, Iosmg l ,I - - i6i--b;,~eV'iff'Insura'nce [ Veterans of Foreign Wars, are ] Presbyterian Church, located on to Staggers by a vote count of l resident, David] ~[M~ ~gtll~Jl~ 'rul~ Corn any h~d refrnln~l ~,~ [ planning ~ to give Jefferson I East Washington Street, Charles I 3,001 to 2,610 or a margin of 3911 J ~~ ~l~stmFC.~geStreet,[a~mllllJ[ Illt~l~ [[~ payin"g a ~,'000 be'~f"it"at'tl~[Countians an opportunity to[Town. [votes. Randolph got 52.2 per cent [ 1 asri l ' TY::: r ]llU JI A -- --- death of Mrs. Wingfield'sfather,] )ppr p [ te y bsera eV: rranS, l lfl lSJ I|t J[, l fthev teandStaggers53"sper['l ! run driver o I I~D~d&~l |-=l~llS~ J'~mt~ claiming that he misrepresented [ .ay . pec m a s [glllLl~ S-lOt I 1 [ cent l~noo~pn carried 17 ~| n u ~ ~ Da ~ervlce . count s 27 recincts and lust east of Charl~ " ~l Ull ~| gH~" 1~n~ his state of health in filing an Y " Y P ' es ~ a The VFW ladies announced Staggers got a majority in 19 of ~e pphcation for a hcy At was removed to [qP am -- -.- -= torn~ ~ r ceE ~P ~t' "]this week that t~ program has~'uletlde Parade i them I 1 emorial Hos i y a en . M in, Jr, . ] ,c p tal by [10 ~nUnd PMt . I:nre re resented P~nrl. Lif ~ ," " ] been scheduled for Sunday af-[D~ns~lnlnn nas [ But the real big surprise in the ,ambulance. He J,=1,1, VI ~,ternoon, Nov. 12, instead of ]ltglllgllllll~ VI~I~II J county's voting Tuesday was the / uy cure and bruises. [ The town of Harpers Ferry has [ persons who visit Haroers Ferry "[h~lfl~gIMlflff ~ Saturday Nov. 11 when |As the time draws nearer for [ election of Republicans Charles| w. Keeney, ofI received two Federal grants, [ National Historical Parl~ yearly. " '~'~'''& [ Veterans' Day will be officially Ithe annual Christmas Parade [ Clendening and Gary Phalen. to[ ~aSthemOr:r~O~ly] rO~a~ihit~ho:~ ~esult in the I Brawley said the $90,000 will J~| Iff, Iff!J,~.L. I observed elsewhere. The [sPonsored by the Charles Town: [ the Jefferson County Corn-| . as I omes and the J permit the town to hire a chief of Mllllll~l[ rm J program will be staged at Edge I I~anson Retail Merchants the J mission, their term of office to[ JAMI3 M. MOtflt a~ou!ofcontrol and l ~ying of streets and sidewalks; I police and at least five ] Hill Cemetery in Charles Town. Jparade committee reports' that J begin January 1, 1979. / ' i h:rc.lesie t~onwdit~h~ch, will provide J~licemen, and fully equip the TO Be ~d Nov. 1~ [ The Rev. Roger Heushaw, entries have been[ Both Clendening and Phalen[ illsrrgl~ JVEJ~ PJND [D--~;a',= ot J six-man police J partment as well. He said the ~ . ~ [ rector of Zion Episcopal Church, J received to date [ were having their first fling at[ m~, ~ L~ .?-,u ~. harder, l mrce. I implementation of the $90,00~ I Th '- I Charles Town, will be the guest ITheentr, list for the Saturda, I politics in Jefferson County,l nn,z. $47.900 feet in Ha . ~ annum xnan~sglvin a ~, " . . Ranson I rpers Ferry Mayor Wilham I grant will he discussed more I Di L':--" g I speaker for the program, ac-[ November lS -~rade remo',- I Clendening, operator of an/ "~ token to ~rawl ,a,~ anu ~ wee mr one,~ . Jeffersonl ey announced that J fully at a town council meeting J elder cording to Mrs. Isabel Albnght,~n and the committee invi"s,automobile agency in Ranson,/ [ spkal wher Presiden ' ~ . ~y ox deHerson ~ounty Will . . -.v-- ~talwnerehewasJ . t Carter thin week]next Monday evening at 7 Jbe h~ld q,l~,~ov Nay ,~ J Americamsm Officer for theJ~vclub #rounororaanizo,~ ]took on the prominent in-| [ Sl nea a ' ~, r~- - -. a.~si~glglt~ l g measure containing a ~odock ~-.-" ~']~'~ "; ~-'-'- ""'" - ',VFWAuxiliary,wh islneharge]who would like to'-articiMte to eumbent J T (Tom)Mentzer,| ~0,050 a ro riati n f auras-me nour oz 12 noon ann 1 v ~,~ . " " i T ~ t D ] app p! a or the [ . .The second grant, announced[pm at the Charles T-~, J of arrangements. J ll the Chamber of Commerce l Sr m the Harpers Ferry[ | "" I~ ~u|ISiEflen~ ol a "- "* --,Harpers Ferry p ucemrceinl~mm:~Y by.the Federal I.~ part- I~esbyterian Church " I Members of Boy Scout Troop|office, 725.5514, or Mrs. Forrest IDistrict and won by a vote of[| [ I oz tlousing and urban [ ",No. 34 and Cub :~cout Pack No. [Willinuham 725-7464 [ 2,614 to 2,525, or 90 votes, [' | mrsday Through [, Accoramg to Brawley, |Development and by U.S. I ,~,~ ~ ~. ~ ,I. ~ 67, will participate in thel 'The committe~ "will bald ] Clendening carried 15 Of the 27[ | weather and much,~mgr .~. passed t~ measure in I~emtor Robery Byrd, is for [ ~ ~ ~o. ,~ u~ ~v~ .are[ program as will members of the|another m~,~fl~ Mnnd~v- J county procincts, and polled 50.9[ J aal tern rocognltaon o! the fact that $400 000 ,~,qs pru,u~u uy me reoples a . --'"'" ~' -- ,peratures J Harn,~ ] -.? " ] Ba,~,o,;~, ,~ J Youth of Ted y and Leaders of [ November 13. at 7"30o m. at the [ per cent of the total vote cast | nk v~, ~,ia~mga~.~ AI, Jn~ll W meoatlnu~thrm~hl :~? P~.~srerryne~eaasecurityl a~ayor Brawley said the[ ~. mle~ Tomorrow, the youth grouP~New Central " Resta~ran, I Phalen, a Charles Town} J l~Ime high~ vdu ] ~rceto neW n~mcue the impactI twelve month grant includes [ ~' ~' ~ a,~ .m,~me county arel organized some time ago by the [Committee workers inelu'cle [ businessman, ran againat,oa ,~, J ./~/~ me more titan one ~-uutr|UUtll]~ xavorsIorttle - " ~,~z* - ----" the sixties on J - million J $230,000 for rehabilitation of J ~ VFW Auxiliary [l~-k '~ '---- [ Charles H (Chis) Strider, of J - " ho canner. . . . ~: ~rmat, ~sc w~Kv.~u, . ~ing into thai ~ [. uses for the elderly and for J ] A Special mvitation is being[ a z Kastle, Don Clendenina, ]CharlasTown, for tbeva~ncy m,~, JJ Frid~, Saturday [ The ;=,~NOV. 11 I low income families who [ All senior citizens are invited ! extended to all the people of the]William Lancaster Willard ] the Kabletown District left when ]~ NlgktUme lows In] Tr- -~--,~, ~ .~ang. ~ ~na.rles j omerwise might not be able to ]to attend. Persons plannina to,cotmtv tojoiawith the ~FW PestJ vnch Kenneth Wi'llin,hom [ the veteran George Crim J I,~ wm ~e ciosea satureay, afford such w " " -" " " ' " ~ ' ion should[ Nov. 11 i [ ork; and will also l atte.nd are asked to call the ] and Auxiliary in making this[Roseoe Payne, Raymond [decided not to seek re-ele~ i I I JVetemm~D~ vuservunce oil Turntnpo,g Semor Center at 725-4044 as soon J programarealsucceas. [Warriner, Jim Staley, Joe]and it was p hal on !he. v ore?| ,-" ! -- ps possible. J Prior tO thep ogram at 2 p.m J Christian and Mrs. James Gore, J picked by a vom o~ 3,1ql m ~,a~ J . , ternoon and early evening hours of Tuesday's off-year Congressional election and most of them must have voted with mixed feeli because gave majorities to three ocratsand tWO Rep Hcans in the five conteste aces on the ballot. A total of 5,859 (of Jefferson County's 14,013