Down Memory Lane for Jan. 31

May 4, 1972

Mr. and Mrs. Sung Pil Han of Woodville became citizens of the United States in naturalization  proceedings Monday in U.S. district court in Roanoke. The Han family, who are Koreans, have been in this country since 1964.

The Hans have two children, Nancy, a fourth grade student in local school who will automatically become a naturalized citizen when she turns 18, and a son Walker, 4 ½, who was born in the U.S. The Han children speak both their native language and English and are able to clarify questions of their parents.

At Hawthorn, the Stone’s farm at Woodville, Han is in charge as manager. He said he is trying to make Mr. Stone’s retirement as happy as possible. Han, who is well known for his special egg rolls, made some for Mr. Stone to send to his friend Lyndon Johnson since his recent hospitalization in Charlottesville.

William M. Carrigan has announced completion of negotiations for the sale of his store, The Washington House of Antiques, to Louise Sagalyn of Harris Hollow Road and Sharon Labovitz of Jessamine Hill Farm, in Washington.

Carrigan, of Avon Hall, remodeled the old garage at the blinker light in the heart of Washington in 1966 and has run a successful antique business there. He will phase out his operations by mid-summer.

Andrew Kozik was given a vote of confidence in Tuesday’s election, when he ran unopposed for mayor of Washington and garnered 66 of the 73 votes cast that day. He was the first male on a town ballot in more than 20 years.

A like vote was given to Kermit Weakley, the only male to seek a seat on the town council. He, too, gained 66 of the 73 votes tallied. Kozik will assume the mayoral position on July 1, along with the new council member and five re-elected ones.

April 23, 1981

A complaint from a parent whose daughter suffered serious hand injuries while using a radial arm saw has resulted in an investigation of safety conditions in the Rappahannock County High School’s shop by the Virginia Board of Labor and Industry.

The formal complaint filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a missing guard from the radial arm saw, lack of ventilation in the painting room, electrical outlets protruding from the floor and “many other unsafe conditions.”

Officials from Richmond have already inspected the RCHS shop and will soon issue a report to the school board, setting time frames for correction of any safety hazards, according to superintendent William Bloomer.

A proclamation declaring April 19-25 Private Property Week has been signed by Col. E.P. Luke, chairman of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors. The proclamation states in part that “of all the rights we have, of the most precious is the right to acquire real property and to own it, use it or transfer it as we see fit, without interference as long as we do not infringe on the right of others.”

March 26, 1992

Both Pamela Lynn and Wakefield Country Day School have filed their responses to Wakefield School-Marshall’s $14 million lawsuit.

Many of the responses in the 30-page answer deal with the school’s financial affairs and the lessor-lessee relationship between the school and Clydetta Lynn and Pamela Lynn’s actions and alleged actions that pertain to them.

Sperryville has a newcomer in town. Setting up shop in the restaurant once called the Woodsmoke, Gregg Gillies is ready to repair any and every appetite. The motif is odd for a restaurant – hub caps and road signs decorate the walls; a car-outline welcomes visitors from the street; soon, an antique gas pump will stand guard at the door of Gillies’ Appetite Repair Shop.

Menu items are named the “Monkey Wrench” and the “Lube Job” and burgers are measured in cylinders, not ounces. Those needing a car repair can check in with a mechanic; those needing appetite repair can check in with Gillies.