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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN CHARLES TOWN. W. VA. BY THE JEFFERSON PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. 688/, Q3HSI"IBVJ.S3 '=.LV~OAQV --!1'~8/, Q3HSI"IBVJ.S3 J.IUldS COMBINED MARCH !, 1948 MAX BROWN, EDITOR OFFICE NORTH GEORGE Irt'REET -- TELEPHONE 222 SERVING JEFFERSON COUNTY FOR !13 YF..ARB AND READ BY MORE THAN aO,OOO PEOPLE EVERY WEEK. ENTEItED ~ SECOND CLAIe MATTER AT THE POBTOFFICK IN CHARLI[I TOWN, W. VA,, UNDER TNE ACT OF MARCH B, IB79. L _ WEEKLY NIEWIPAPER REPREBENTATIVF.~. ING. NEW YORK CHICAGO ATLjILNTA Dk'TROIT LOB ANGELF..8 MEMBER OF THE ALL IUBSGNIPTIDNe DELIVERED IN THE BTATE ARE IUBJKGT TO 2~ CONIUMERI IALEI TAX, IUISCNIPTION BS-BO PEB YEAE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. Thursday, January 1, 1959 NEW YEAR We near the end of the old year and the beginning of the new. It is an appropriate time to extend best wishes, and also an appropriate time to relate our debt' of grati- tude for favors extended in the past. Our advertisers and readers have been patient with us in the year now drawing to a close; when we have made mistakes they have been met with understanding. We are grateful. Here aL the offices of this paper we are conscious of a soberingre- - sponsibility: a responsibility to use this medium of com- munication to recount accurately the local events of the week and to make any comment we may choose to make fair and objective. If in responding to this responsibility we at times fall short of the mark we beg indulgence, always entertaining the hope that our readers will under- stand that our failures are never motivated by any ulterior design, but only the result of the imperfections of all men. Thousands of people read the by-product of our work each week. They have a right to a fair, objective and accu- rate recounting of the facts that go to make up what we call "stories. It has been our endeavor the past to give such a recounting, and it will be our aim in the fu- ture. We have no desire "to get", so to speak, anyone. Sometimes the facts that we are obliged to report reflect unfavorably on the principals involved in a given s ory. But they must be reported, without fear or favor. We do not make the news. But it is our duty to report it, and to the limits of our ability we will endeavor to do that in the year ahead. We wish for one and all a Happy and Prosperous New Year. in many respects the horizon of the future seems clouded. But when hope seems to fail and despair sets in may each gain some measure of assurance in the know- ledge that always strengthens us, even in the darkest hours: God is still in His heaven; all will yet be right with the world. . | NEWS HAPPENINGS IN KABLETOWN By Mrs Clarence Smallwood Phone 20.F-024 W. S. C. S. Meets Jan. 7 Gerrardstown. ' " The local W S. C. S. will meet Miss Margaret Johnson spent Christmas Day with her ,brother-. Wednesday nitht, January 7 a~ 7:30 with Mrs. Oral B. Hughes at in-law and sister Mr..and Mrs. ~'mr home, Avon Hill HOmer Kees of Gerrardst~e~vn. Regular worship service will be Mrs. Kees is convalescing swtisfac held Stinday;Jan. 4 at 11:15 with torlly from a case o double pneu Ray. S. F. Butcher in charge, monia. Ray. and Mrs. Henry H. Smith We are sorry to report that Mrs. Jr .and two sons Harrison and Edna Hill and Newt ThBmpson Dale of Buchannon, Va. spent sev are on the sick list opal days of the Christmas holm- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sowers and days with her mother .Mrs. Elmer son Ronny were Christmas Day Roderick. visitors wl,th her parents Mr. and Pour local children namely Mrs. John Russell o~ near Char- Mary Arm and Joyce Mercer, dau- los Town On Saturday they were ghters of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. (Bill) su,pper guests with Mr .and Mrs. Mercer, Taylor and Shirley Russell Arnold Jenkins and sons of Bol- children of Mr. and Mrs. Page ivar. Sunday ahoy were dinner Russell were ~#onsilectomy patients guests with Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Monday and Tuesday in .the Char los Town General Hospital. Mrs. Thomas MerSer h,as been con, fined ~o her home due to un injured ankle. Mr .and Mrs. C. D. Bill Mer- v.er and daughters spent Sunday ~i~h his brother and sister-In-law Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Mercer of Y~tll~ton. Md. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Frye of ObJarles Town were callers Sunday a~ternoon with Mrs. Thomas Mar- ~nson's Family Dinner Those wttending the family din ner ~ the home of Miss Margaret Johnson on Sunday were Mr. and ~rsl Ka;ble Johnson Charles oTwn Janice Bosley and son Step- ]~of FinksbUrg, Md., Mr. and Abner Johnson, Calvin. IAn- da ~tnd Cecil A~shby of ~uffolk, Va,, Mr Homer Kees, ~VIr .and MrS: Leonard Ruble, children Tim othy ~tnd Kimberly of Gerrards- ~aWn, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wol- ~ord and Laura Ann of Winches- ter, Ca., Mrs. Lewis Rissler, dau- gl~ers, Patsy, Jane and Susan of Vi~he~tland, Mr.a and Mrs. Grady Owens and Donny of Summit l~in~, Mr. and Mrs. Rein.hart Johnson, Cheri ,and Jacque of JPl~nt Royal, Mr. ,and. Mrs, Clar- enoe Smallwood. Durfng ~he after rloon Mr .and Mrs. Garland Kelly children l~ary Ann and David of F~lls ChurOh, Va.. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Frye of Charles Town, ,Mr. Marc Oass of Tacoma Park. ~. were cullers. Mr .and Mrs. Wm. Lancaster of neltr Front Royal, Va. were visi- ~r~ Christmas Eve with her bro- thor and sls~er-ln-luw Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rlssler and Diane. rMr .and Mrs. Melvin Risslex ~md Diane were guests on Sunday at the Lancaster home near Front Royal. Va: Mr. and' Mrs. Oral B. Hughes cr~d family spent Sunday with her ,br~ther-in-iew and sister Mr. and Mrs, rJ W. Oloott of Berryville, Vl~. w~ere they joined other mem brs of their,~family for a holiday dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Small- wood enjoyed dinner on Christmas ~rsy ~vi,t~h her cousins Mr. and . Mervil Rowland of near Get rardstown. In the afternoon they visited with Mrs Smallwood's sis tar, Mrs. Homer Kees and lamily Russell and sons of near Downs- villa, Md., Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Whi,te and daughter Kathy were dinner guests also. Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Alec Carroll and sons were Mr. ~nd Mrs. Virgil Unger and son Keith of In, wood They brou- ght the news of the death of Mrs. Carroll's aun~ Mrs. Nellie McCarty of Inwood. Mrs. J. Edgar Ware. son Eddie Mr. and Mrs. Burwell Ware and dauthter Becky of Woodbyrne Farm were dinner guests Christ- mas Day ~t the home of the for- mers son-in-l~aw and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Turner Ramey of Walnut Hill Farm near Charles Town. Mr. and Mxs Alvin C. Bush and son Steve of Avon Wood Farm spent the Christmas week in Orlan do, Fla. visiting Mrs. 'Bush's mo- ther Mrs. Arch Carroll and her brother and sister .Mr. and Mrs. Archie with whom Mrs. Carroll is spending the winter Mr .and Mrs. Fred Nelson and family of Winchester were holiday vlsi,tors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bush, Avan Dale. Holiday visitors wit.h Mr. and Mrs. Homer Newcomb were his parents Mr. and Mrs Charles New comb, daughter, Virginia New- comb. of Leesburg, Va., Mrs. Wal- ~er Byrne of Hamilton, Va, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Zombro and niece Mary Jane Dillow were din ner guests on Christmas Day with her sister, Mrs Elmer Dillow and family. Did St. Nick have a trick played on Ollie's cap? Mrs. Myrtle Furr of Hall town was a visitor with her mother Mrs. James B. Clipp during the holm- dMrs.ay. John Moulton was hostess to the Kabletown Farm Womans Club Thursday -afternoon when their Christmas meeting was held ~t Shannon Park the home of Mrs. C. D. Boyer. Mrs. Charles Langdon was in charge of the re- creation period which proved to be unique and in~eresting and in keeping with the Christmas Spirit. She chose for her theme "The Light of Christmas" using a light ed candle as the symbol of "Christ the Light of ~he World". After reading a very appropria%e article each member was asked o recall an unlorgeta01e person or persons S, H.r,/ W. Mot,m,.Z The Right of Dissent The gre~ philosopher, Voltaire, is credited .wiffn origin@ring the classic stateqnent, so frequently re lied on by advocates of free speech namely, "1 do not agree with what you say, but I will defend unto death your right to say it." So Car as I have been able to determine no citizen of 'a free society has ever questioned the noble senti- merits be'hind this statement, nor do 1. But the close of an old year and the advent of a new strikes me as being a good a time us ever to scrutinize the philophophy a libtle more closely than is done by the average person who speaks ~he thought For I am prompted ~o thec onclusion thwt this par- tlculax freedom, like all ~reedoms I know, is also subject o reason- able restrair~t and limitation. We tend ~to Chink of freedom of speech ,as being absolute, although Mr. THIS WEEK'S NEWS IN By Mrs. Stuart "" Phone 47-F-032 Attend Hyatt-Athey Wedding 'Mrs. Jenkins were honored that I The wedding of Miss 'Rebecca!evening at a ,party held at the Justice Holmes succinctly woirtted ou~ Cha)t such freedom gave no person a right to shout '.'Fire" in ,a crowded theater; we tend to 'think of ireedom of religion as being absolute, but we know, that it, too, is subjeot o reasonable re str~int. And while Voltaire cannot rise to defend himsel:f, I take he liberty of assuming that if he ~ere alive he would place some lim~at- ions on his classic dictum. Since VolO~ire cannot rise to de fend himsel.f I am taking *the lib- erty of interpreting his classic st~temen:t. ~ seems inconceivable to me ha~ the gre~t philosopher's reqnarks should be construed as attthority for ,the proposition that n,aked dissent is an absolute right. I, for one, am led ~o the view that Voltaire did not mean thls a~ all; I lean to ~he view ~that Voltaire meant that the right of dissent is predicated upon reason and, to go a Step Iurther, dissen~ without reason borders on the llne of stu Front Royal, Va, Mrs. Frank pidity. The right to disagree, it Owens of Bardane, Mr. Marshall seems to me, should never be ex- VCare of Charles Town, Mr. and eroised unless one