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20 DR. THORNTON JENNINGS HONORED BY AMERICAN LEGION Mr. I. V. Billes, Director of the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV, is pleased to announce that Dr. Thornton S. Jennings has received a Cer- tificate of Appreciation from the National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission of the American Legion. Dr. Jennings was presented this award by Mr. Roland Savilla, Director of the W. Va. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. The award was given for services rendered to veterans during Dr. Je ings' long careerat the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. Shown ifithe above picture left to right are: Roland Savilla, Director of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs; Dr. Jennings, who resides in Charles Town, a member of the Medical Staff of the VA Center and I.V. BlUes, VA Medical Center Director. Dr. Jennings joined the VA staff at Martinsburg in May, 1947, and has held many responsible positions which include .Chief of the Pulmonary Disease Section, CbAef of the Domiciliary Medical Service, and currently Assistant Chief of Medical Service and Chief of the Long-term Care Sec- tion. Mr. Billes commented that he knew of no one at the Center more deserving of this national recognition than Dr. Jennings. - I1 of the Spirit of November 4 V"rvv~v v V V 'V ~ ~ v v ~ ~ v"l~ v v WESTRIDGE HILLS Mary P. Myers Call 725-3633 Hello! It is terrific being able to visit with you from this new column. Being new residents to "the top of the mountain," it seemed especially nice that we should begin a newcolumn and grow to know each other - together. Last month we moved into a dream home, formerly owned and precisely built by Michael and Jane Ann Drager. It overlooks the entire valley, it seems. Now with the leaves gone we can see clearly to the race track in Charles Town at night. A beautiful sight to see, makes one feel very special and so much closer to Our Maker. Meeting all the residents of both Westridge Hills and Keyes Ferry Acres may take years. With so many escaping here on a random basis; week- ends, summers, holidays, it would seem we'd have the perfect excuse for ignoring the dusting to go visiting and lear- ning from our new neighbors. We've all been overloaded from excessive commRments, but With'the holidays coming too fast upon us it is only going to get busier. But, we love do- ing for others, don't we all? The recent election results of the Westridge Hills Owners Association, Inc were published (along with federal, state and other local election results). New officers for the fiscal year are: President, Kirk Pope; First Vice Presi- dent, Richard Fuller; Second Vice President, Homer Mood; Secreta'ry, Neal Gilkey; Treasurer. Elizabeth Pope, and Chairperson of Board of Trustees, Ann Merchant. Trustees elected for a three year term are Ann Merchant and Kay Landon. Walter Kuhn was elected for a two year term, while Herman Drager and Tom Garrison will serve each for one year. Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Station did a land office business Tuesday. Poll workers feR the majority of the 718 registered voters in our district passed through the portals. To a voter new to West Virginia it seems much more cost-effective to have a punch-card system rather than voting machines. Voting machines cost upwards of $25,000 each, take up too much storage space when not in use and are used so rarely that it would not justify a cash outlay of so much money for capital equipment which depreciates so rapidly, when the system in effect here is efficient, reliable and extremely economical. Additionally, in an election such as the one just passed, one could vote a split- ticket if they chose on the voting system in effect here. One can't always do that when using a voting machine. 0r- chids to our voting system. Onions to our interrupted telephone service when windy. The ,intermittent cut-offs, ringing once from shorting outs, and crackling in one's ear can be disturbing. However, we understand GTE is "working to correct the situation as the recording says. Do take a few minutes to reply to tim GTE story oo page How can a business correct a situation if they don't know it exists? Let G~rE know if you aren't entirely satisfied with your service. They're willing to listen, they're in the com- munication business, and would like not to have to change businesses. Brownie Scout Troop 478 has met several times since reorganizing last month. Under the very capable leadership of Polly Jennings, assisted by Rosalie Reed and Janet Lehman with Ann Mer- chant, the troop has produced several craft projects already. Plans are firmed-up for a very unusual float in the upcoming parade in Charles Town. The girls are excited about their costumes while the mothers are worried about running out of time before they're made. Some future plans include visiting nursing homes - con- valescent care centers, en- vironmental clean-up, collec- ting recyclable materials, and performing other community functions - big tasks for 2nd and 3rd grade girls. Please save any materials you feel they could use in the good work they perform for our communities, i,e recyclable bottles,- caps, newspapers, magazines, cancelled stamps, greeting cards, scraps of materials, yarns, etc. We'll have more information on col- lecting these from you in the near future. The Nominating Committee of the PTA at Blue Ridge Elementary School has been working hard laying the foun- dation for an exciting year. The PTA needs parental sup- port all over so our children may be better educated. The PTA provides a vital link bet- ween our children and the educational system. With reduced federal and state monies, the funds collected by the PTA fills the gap to supply what can be given our children and what should have been provided. A meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9 in the cafeteria at B.R.E.S. to select a slate of of- ricers. We are too late getting started this year and are almost into the holidays. For those of you with children in this school system, we need your attendance for the better- ment of your child's educa- tion. Principal Harlan Van- camp strongly urges your at- tendance so he can help educate our children better with the assistance of the PTA. Proposed names for B.R.E,S. PTA officers are: Co-Presidents, Beverly Beavers and Donna Spence; Secretary, Mary Myers; Treasurer, Annie Allnut. Nominations are welcomed and needed. Theresa Robinson has agreed to help with pro- gramming. Carolyn Cogle has ordered "Santa's Secret Shop" as the first fund-raiser. It is to be available November 29 through December 1st. Literature should be distributed at the Tuesday meeting for approval. The children will inform parents through printed literature ff the project is approved. Response last time was fan- tastic, it should be better this time as more families will be involved. A great way to ob- tain funds for much-needed classroom items for our children. Mrs. Antone Francis is pleased to be able to avail herself of the "talking book" program at the public library. A retired nurse with over 30 years experience of taking care of others, she is experien- cing failing eyesight. She misses the newspapers, TV and reading. She can now "listen" to the news at her convenience, have the Bible and current magazine stores read to her by leading actors and actresses wheer she is up to listening. This program is free to those who qualify and a blessing to someone who loves to read, but is visually im- paired. My calendar is filled in from now through the end of January, 1983, and it is ex- pected to have more activities penciled in with the coming holidays and guests wanting to visit our new home. We wish you strength to carry on and trust you have safe and happy holidays. This is your column. If you have items to be included call me via telephone, flag me down driving the children to and from the school bus (it is two miles from our home straight down or up each way to the paved roads), or give messages to one of the children (Leinana goes on bus 94 to Blue Ridge School, Mrs. Parker's second grade; Brian goes on bus 37 to Harpers Ferry Junior High and "Lib fie" Bill goes to Jefferson High on bus 94). "Big" Bill goes to and from work in Silver Spring and back and forth to Shepherd College. They all have instructions to bring messages to "Mother Mary" and are fairly good messengers (inexpenslve, too). For being "retired" folks, Big Bill and I sure are busy. We note the passing of two community residents: Mr. Earl Reichart and Ms. Norma Brown. Our prayers are with them and their families. Like the guardian angels carrying messages, your cor- respondent does the same. Let me communicate your news to your friends via your column. I only act as an intermediary to collect and disseminate your information. Am very pleased to do this for you. Regards and peace l ~ AIl~Mml~&fNm Mat ~ 3.'N. $!.$0 lAW m6Nll Toeally A~ "FAST TIMES AT RtDGEMONT HIGH" 7:20 & 9:15 STAIm TOMOUOWl IiOMtWOB (m) MIk JOMI Omllm 7:30 & 9:30 BIG WIEIEK! SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1962 more jelly, and quince sauce- just like, applesauce. AISo l CHAHA,I TOWN found that"tl delicious scent Mrs. H. H. Hunter of the qulnce~.~meates any room like a poman'der with its Dial 725-5239 ORIENT TRIP Mrs. Eleanor B. Burns, South Seminary Street, and Mr. and Mrs. Kent Keene of Baltimore, have returned to their homes after taking a tour to Japan, Taiwen and Hong Kong. The purpose of the trip was to visit the Keene MIS- sionaries of their church. Mrs. Kent Keene is the former Mary Rissler of Charles Town. Eleanor has given me a brief resume' of their tour which follows: 0n the tour many in- teresting and strange customs wde observed. Even getting lost on the Tokie Subway, no English signs anywhere, and being rescued by two Cana- dian girls, and later s Japanese businessman, in retrospect was not too bad. On visiting shrines, Temples and Buddal we observed in- dividuals catching wisps of in. conse smoke from a huge burner and rubbing it over their bodies to cure aches and ills. Only one percent of the population of Japan practices Christian religion. There is really a great need for mis- sionaries in Japan. Taiwan was beautiful and clean, the people friendly, helpful and patriotic - proud of their free country, the Republic of China. According to our tour guide, Hong Kong was a beautiful but "bad" city, full of thieves which we were cautioned to look out for. The guide left us aromatic substance. How ver- satile the lovely auince! UMRREIAA FIXER What has happened to the art of umbrella repair as a vocation? Good question isn't it? Well do I remember waiting for the "umbrella fix- er" to come around the fix broken umbrella ribs, patch a hole or two, glue handles on and make old umbrellas like new again while we exchang- ed news of the day. The charge for his work was nominal but a hand-out or a meal was usual- ly given to the house-to-house caller on foot as he plied his trade. He was a really welcome caller with no threat - as is today- of being beaten or robbed. Those were the days!~ SOUTH CAROLINA TOUR Jeanne Nerhood has return- ed to her home on South Samuel Street after spending a week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Benson Edward in South Carolina. Mrs. Edward, the former Jedy Nerhood, and her mother toured the city of Charleston. They observed that much restoration is tak- ing place in the beautiful old city. The large, old, historical homes are being moved to more appropriate sites. While there they were guests at the circular shaped Holiday Inn with all rooms overlooking the river. At night the bright lights and the reflection on the water presented a gorgeous sight, Jeanne said. On the 400-mile motor trip home Jeanne chose to cross the mountains through the and Nellie Eddy? Too bad the younger generation can't remember them and their quaint hat shop downtown where they fashioned their hats from scratch. Donald Eackles of Ormond Beach, Fla is in town visiting Public Notice dedin the4 NOTICE OF SALE OF in VALUABLE REAL ESTATE default In execution of a certain his mother, Mrs. Mary Lyle deed of trust, dated July 28, Eackles, who remains a pa- 1976, made by Charles tient in our hospital. Smiroldo and Rose Smirolde, The spacious Colonial home husband and wife, to the un- of Dr. and Mrs. G. K. Menon, Country Club Road, was the scene of a dinner party last Friday night. The Menons g'raciously permitted members of the Charles Town Woman's Club to use their home for the project. A sit-down dinner provided ample accomedations for 50 people who patronized the endeavor. The varied menu consisted of a variety of inter- national dishes. I enjoyed the ones that were familiar to me Everyone is welcome free of as well as the ones that were charge at Mather Training unfamiliar to me all Center. ~eliciotm concoctions. The annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale of St. Johns Lutheran Church will be held at the fwe hall Saturday HARPERS FERRY beginning at 9:30 a.m. Hand- Mrs. Lee Miller made articles, baked goods and ham sandwiches will be sold. Dial 535-6508 Menu for the Band Boosters Dinner Satin-day will be ham, Ruby Reeler, along with her parsley potatoes, green beens, daughter Rhonda and sister-in. law from Lanham, Md drove to Fort Campbell, Ky. October 29 to spend the weekend with her sons Tony and Chris and her new daughter-in-law. They had a wonderful visit and tour of the Army base. On the way home they saw the Grand Ole Opry and Capitol in Nashville. The Friendship Fire Com- puny would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused by Library is sponsoring a foreign following film festival this month of estate movies by Swedish director In- State gmar Bergman. "Wild Strawberries" will be shown Jefferson tonight, November I0, at 8 p.m. Virginia, Bring your own popcorn. Iceland and Luxembeurg will be features of a slide presenta- tion by Larry Kinley at the plat Community Program of the November 11 at 8 p.m. made trust which hereby Kusner, May 24, cole slaw, apple sauce, said homemade rolls, cake, coffee Book 3, or ice tea. The price is $4 for LOt adults, $2 for children 6-12 years old and free for children under 6. There wili also be a bazaar table, sale, The Woman's Club of the Harpers Ferry District will notes meet November 18 at 1:30 in the afterneon at the clublmuse, sale, Mrs. John Lyter of the Charles and two Town Women's Club will speak in the lobby of the hotel while he checked the desk for our rooms. He was gone only a few minutes yet in that time, his brief case had been "lifted" and our return tickets now gone, Fortunately, he obtain- ed duplicates from the U. S. in time for our scheduled depar- ture. This city, Hong Kong, a modern, thriving city almost surrounded by water, buys the water it uses from mainland China and pipes it in to a million people. "Boat People" live and carry on their dally chores much as they have done for years and years on their tiny boats, all within the shadow of very modern skyscrapers. (We are indebted to Eleanor for her graphic description of many plaoes that many / us will never have the opportuni- ty of seeing.) QUINCE TIME I had already made quince jelly using the small fruit from my two Japonica or flowering quince bushes when I received a gift of about a peck of cultured quince tree fruit. Helen Shattuck of Tuscawllla Hills brought me a bag of the biggest tree-ripened fruit about the size of a grapefruit. I've really enjoyed making 1 George Washington Natinz~d the change of location of the Forest from Amhurst, Va. to Buena Vista to reach 1-81 north. She chose a perfect time to view the foliage at its peak in color and beauty. Ib~PORTANT REMINDER Harry Blackford reminded me that "Operation Santa Claus" wiIJ again be observed at Weston State Hospital this year. He has received word from Jim Jarrett, director of Unit 111 of the hospital which houses Jefferson County pa- tients in the big old building, is hopeful for the same program of gift-wrapped Christmas packages. We have less than a month to get our gifts to Harry and in time for his trip to Weston before the holiday. I shall be having weekly publicity about the program for those who are unfamiliar with the procedure. Any item that would please a man, woman or child, is acceptable, except of course anything of a harmful nature. NEWS BRIEFS We are glad to report that Peg Corregan has returned to her home on South Samuel Street after being a patient in our hospital for a few days. Peg lives in the Eddy house. Remember Misses Mayme community Halloween Party. Tbe fu-e hall was ready and the change was beyond their control. In the future, any group who wants to use the fn-e hall kitchen must make ar- rangements with the Women's Auxiliary, Anyone who has questions about the Fire Com- pany may call Raymond Bill or Chip Taulton in advance and . speak at a meeting. The Balivar-Harpers Ferry on "The Values of Life." from Advance tickets to the (8~) Donkey Basketball Tourna- ment November 20 may be pur- chased now from any fweman, $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for students. Games will begin at amount 7 p.m. in the Junior High Gym. thereon, vilege PUBLIC SERVICE COI SSlON OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON Entered by the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA, at the Capitol in the City of Charlestor on the 2Z l day of October, 1962. CASE NO. 82-571-F,-GI THE POTOMAC EDISON COMPANY, a om'pm-atiqm. Review of Fuel Costs of The Potonme Ed~ Company for the period April I, 1982 thrmgh September 3e, 1982, for the ~ o/eslablkhkg a fuel inerement in rates to be effective January 1, IN3 through June 30, 1983. By order entered in Case No. 82-170-E-GI on June 30, 1982, the Conamissiou approved the ammmt of 1//19 cents PUBLICSERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON At a session of the PUBLIC SERVICE CO1KMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA, at the Capitol in the City of Charleston on the 28th day of October, 1962. CASE NO. 82-580-E-GI THE POTOMAC EDISON COMPANY, a corporation. Proceeding Upon Commission's Own Motion. By Order of October 16, 1961, in Case No. 00-576-E-42T, we approved certain rates for electric service to be placed into effect by The Potomac Edison Company (P.E.) on October 19, IM1. These rates were determined to be reasonable based upon a 1900 test year adjusted to going level and were designed to provide P.E. with the opportunity to earn a return en rate base of 11.~%, anda return on ~ equity of 15.5%. Recent communications between the Commission's Staff and P.E. reveal that P.E. may be actually earning a return significantly greater than that which was approved as reasonable by the Commission at the time of our Order in Case No. 80.576-F -42T. Additionally, under the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 (ERTA), utilities which seek to obtain the Federal In- come Tax benefits of the Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS), for plant placed in service after January 1, 1981, must obtain a rate order f.m.m, their State utility commission, which recognizes the utility s normalization method of ac- counting, prior to January 1, 1983. In consideration of which the Commism'on is of the opinion and finds that a proceedi should be instituted pursuant to the authority granted the Commission inW.Va. Code Sec. 24- 2-3 for the purpose of determining whether the rates which P.E. is prer, ently charging are reasonable. The Commission is further of the opinion and finds that it is appropriate to hold a hearing to determine the necessity of issuing a rate order to enable P.E. to obtain the Federal In- come Tax benefit associated with ACRS under ERTA. Accordingly, a hearing will be held en December 13, 1982, at 9:30 a.m at the on's Hearing Room at Capitol in the City of Charleston, at which time P.E the Commission Staff and any other interested party may appear and address the reasonableness of the rates which P.E. is charge. At heur P.E. wm also be expected to establish its eligibility for a rate order which will satisLy the requlrem ts of ERTA, for plant placed in service after January I, 1961. Further, the Executive Secretary shall cause a copy of this order to be served Won PE all parties to Case No. 80-576-E- and the Consumer Advocate Division by United States Certified Mall, return receipt requested. Further, tha Executive Sacretary shall came a copy of this order to be published as a Class II legal advertisement in nempupers published and of general clrculatiou in tbe area serwd by P.E. at least twice, not laas tlum ten (10) days lrior o the dateof bearing. IT IS SO ORDERED. A TRUE COPY HOWARD M. CUNNINGHAM Nov.4- t, F xec e SecreUu per kilowatt hour at generation level to be dfeotive during the period July I, 1962 through December 31, 1962, as the fuel increment in rates to be charged by The Potomac Edison Company. In order to examine actual coal costs of The Potomac Edison Company and to consider evidence relating thereto, it is hereby ORDERED that The Potomac Edison Company, a corporation, be, and it hereby is, made respondent to a new proceeding and that said respondent shall appear at a hearing to be held in the Commission's HearinR Room at the Capitol in the City of Charleston on Wednesday, Decemher 8, 1982, at 9:30 a.m EST, at which time and place the respondent shall present information and evidence relating to its fuel costs during the period Ap~I, 19~ ~ Septomber 50, 19~. Any pers~ may appear and lawfully object to the respondent's evidence or present evidence relating to the respondent's fuel costs. All evidenoe will be cemidered and tbe will thereafter enter an order establishing the amount of the fuel increment of the rates of The P~c Edison Com- pany to he effective January I, 1963 through June 30, 1983. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that The Potomac Edison Company, a corporation, be, and it hereby is, required to irfle with the Co--ion on or before November 8, 19~: 1) actual fuel cost date for the period April I, 1982 through September 30, 19~ and estimates for the ap~licati~ or rate period (January 1, 1983 through June 30, 1963); and 2) data demonstrating actual fuel costs and fuel cost recov for the period from April 1, 19el through the most recent actual data, as well as information indica what the actual net cost methodok expenses and recovery would have been for the same period of time. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the reapomient, The Potomac Edison Company, a corporation, be, and it hereby is, required to file ten (10) copies of its direct testimony and evidence to be presented at the December 8, 1982 bem ing on or before November 8, 19 . IT IS FURTHER ORDF, RED that the Staff of the Public Service Commission and any intervenors, be, and the same hereby ace, required to fde ten (10) copies of their direct testinm y and evidence to be Wesented at the December 8, 1962 bea~, on or before I)ecember 1, 1962. P IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the respondent, The otomac F .di Company, a tiea, give notice of the time and place of the aforesaid bearing by posting a cow of this order in a c mpicumm place where bills for electric mrviee are paid for a perind of at least thirty (30) days prior to December 8, Xgm, for publk impection, and by a enpy of this order once at least ton (10) days prior to December 8, lm,in newspapers publlat and of general circulation in each of the Counties of [ er e ey, t nmt, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral nnd Morpn, as well as in novmpapers published and of goneral circulation in Virginia; and Cam- berhnd, Maryland, making due return thereof to the , Commission on or bofore the day of ~ | IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Seeretm7 of the |of thief. "o~on be' and be bereby is' directed t serve a enpy i,pon P em, record in P.S.C. Case No. 83-171-E-GI, by United States Ce lfied M I, return mmpt ted. A COPY TEb q : owaro M. Cunmgham Nov. n-lt-. 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