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VETERAN WORKERS OF BLAIR ARE HONORED s received service pin awaxds at a dinner held *at the Moose Club in Charles above are Charles E. Moore, of the Martin,~burg Plant, who received a N. Cave of Martinsburg, 35 year pin: ]Raymond M. Dillow of the Millville George E. Alter, Jr,, Blair Manager, who made the presentations; and Calvin 35 year pin. Floyd E. Webber and Sanford J. Snow both of Martinsbmg Year service group. GE Lena Ambrose ',le gq Ratcliffe, of Finks- Dec. 26 a,t Rear Balti- a pa,tie nt ser- eS The 1328 Sul- nday at 1 p. Cem rs. Ratcliffe in our neigh- of Clegg ,and her hus one bro- Baltimore Kathryn step m(~ther Miss Beverly Bragg and friend 3Cir. Mervin Lewis of Washing- .ton spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. John Bz~agg and daughter Kay. Mr .and Mrs. Charles Nuneville of Washing~on spent Christmas with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Viands and family. Mr .,and :Mrs. L. B. Dietrick of Blacksburg, Vs. spent Saturday wit'h M,rs. Mary Engle. They were enoru,te :to York, Pa. ,Mr. Ernest Breeden of Ranson visited Mr .and Mrs. Marvin Breed en and family Sunday. Mr .and Mrs. W. E. Gageby spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gageby at Millville. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kid,wiler also visi- ted 0he Gageby family Xmas day. Mr .and Mrs. Calvin Butler .and daughter Mr .,and Mrs. Jim Kid- ~wiler were dinner guests Sunday of Mrs. ~VIary Engle at Reedson. Mr .and Mrs. T. W. Welty and Mrs. Ru,th Clegg visited Mr. and / .... iiii~ @ ~!L Another New Year ahead...and another OPPortunity for us to wish our many friends finess and success in the days to come ! REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE CO. RANSON, W. VA. e e,,~ ~ ,~ e o: j ,* ahead is a real bell- * " " lull ol happy occasionsl ESSOSERVICENTER TOWN, . W. VA. :that the New Year ahead things for all our tiends and valued patrons. :BROTHERS, INC. W. VA. is' Mrs. Harold Covert and daughter i,n Winchester Saturday night. Mrs. Virginia Cum~nings, Mrs. Joan Pope and children all of Bol dyer visited Mr .and Mrs. B. C. Mitchell Wednesday. Mr. and ffYlrs. Tom Buzzard of Blair visited Mr..and Mrs. Charles Viands Thursday. Mr .and Mrs. Carroll Brackett~ of Hagerstown, Mr. *and Mrs. Jim Ports of Shepherdstown visited Mr .and Mrs. Dave Gageby Sun- day afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. George Root of Ch~icago visited her father Mr. Wil mer Bagent and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bagent last week. Mr .and Mrs. Kenneth Owens, ~Mr .and Mrs. George Root, Mr. ,and Mrs. Tom Bagent and ~am- ~ily spe~t C-'hris~tmas with Mr. and ,Mrs. Clifford Spi.tzer. Mrs. Eva Gageby spent several days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Cla,ison t-Ienkes at Falls Church. ~Mrs. Owen Johnson .and sons Billy and Sam spent Christmas Day wi,th Mr..and Mrs. Marvin Breeden. Bllly hh.s just been dis- charged from Pinecrest at Beck- ley. He is doing fine now and looking good. In Hospital Please pardon all m,isCakes in the news this week ,as I '~m writ- ing it from a bed in the Charles Town Hospit~al. I entered here Sat urday for x-rays and am a medi- cal patient so I Will write more ,when I get h,ome which I know ,won't be this week. I would be glad to 'have my friends visit me here. ILL ILL By Miss Dorothy Lake Xmas Party A C,hriscmas Party was held'at ,the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D'Angelo on Swturday evening. Those attending were Lucy and Samuel Alter, Henry Russell and Charles 'Reed of Bluemon,t, Vs.; Mrs. Georgia Ba~cter of Purcellvllle Vs., Mr. andMrs. Joseph Rinaldi of Ch, arles Town, IMr. Dick Sheets and Mrs. Dessie Runion of Win- Chester, V,a., Mr. and Mrs. Jim Grimm of Bakerton, Miss Patty Rinaldi of Harpers Ferry, Frances Owens of H,amilton, Vs., Judy, Wayne and Bill D'Angelo, Mr. Cl~arles D'Angeto and the hostess ,Mrs. ~harles D'Angelo. Sandwich es, pickles, potato chips, peanuts and punch was served. Pot. Gary JOhnson of OampLe Jeune, N. C. is spending a fur- loug~h wi.bh his parens Mr. and Mrs. LesSer Johnson. ,Mr .and Mrs. Dill King of Laur- el, Md. spen Christm,as evening night and Christmas d,ay wi,th WIr. :and Mrs. Edwin Pope and f~mily and Mrs. Mary IAJla. A number of children of the com,munity are on t'he sick list wi,th 0he mumps at this writing. Mr. Joe Gordon of Ed,lnburg, Va, spent the weekend witth his sister .and brot, her-in-l,~w Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Lake. Mrs. Elmore Wenner and (Mrs. L. E. Wiltshire recently served a birthday supper iLn honor of the M~ters daughter Mrs. Pibtman Rus sell of Winchester, Vs., Mr. and Mrs. El,more Wenner and son Fred die Lee of Lovebtsville, Va., Mr. end ~Vh's. L. E. Wlltshire and son Glenn helped her celebrate the oc oasion. . Mr .an~l Mrs. Virgil Whiteley and Children Kay and ~teve of Baltimore, Md. spent Friday night and Saturd,ay wi~tJh Mr. and Mrs. I~alph Johnson and sons and Mrs. Lula RinalH. Mr. and Mrs. l%gle and Mrs. Frances Owens of Hamilton, Va. visi,ted Mr .and Mrs. Charles D'- Angelo on Saturday evening. :Mr. and Mrs. Gone DeWal,t of Carlisle, Pa. spent Christmas Day width Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Lake and Miss Dot Lake . Mr. and Mrs. Gene DeWa)t, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Lake and Miss Dot Lake visited ~Vlr. and Mrs. Thomas Lake J,r .and children of Brunswick, Md. on "I~hursday. ~Mrs. Bill Longerbeam Galled ,at the home of Mrs. Oene Wh~ging- ,ton of Charles Town on Friday "afternoon. Mr. ,and Mrs. T. E. Lake were guests of Mrs. Vallle Oarper of Winchester, Vs. on S~turday. Mr. and Mrs. P~tlph Johnson and sons spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Virgil WTdtley of Baltl- more, Md. Legion Post Meeting Thursday, January 8 The regular monthly ,meeting of Jackson-Perks Post No. 71, Amer- ican Legion of Charles To,on, will be held ~t the Legion Home on Thursday. January 8 ~t 8 p. m. at which time the report of the mere bership teams will ,be received and reported .to the Post for approp- riate action. Dues a~ter January 1, 1959 will be raised to $5.00 Ray- mond said. II II By J. E. Saviile THE NEW YEAR The day most of you will read this will be New Years Day or the day after New Years Day. We all hope 1959 will be a happy and prosperious year for you. Planning may be something that could help you make 1959 a pleas :ant and prosperous year. ]~t has been said ~hat to faz'm successfully you have to plan a- head, you need to be a good plan- ner. There are many things we need t~ consider in planning for the new year. This is the time of year to do the brain part of farming. I.t is the time of year to concen- xate on the brain part of farming. How about the feeding program m your farm?? Could i~ be chan- ged so you would continue to get as good or better results than you are now getting and still be more economical ? Would spending more for feed :bring you a larger net return? How about the hay, silage and pasture program? Do you believe it is adequate for your farm? Would cu6ting hay at a different stage of maturiy give you better quality hay? There are many more questions we could go on asking ourselves :about our present operation. Com ing up with the correct answer can make a big difference in the out- come of your farming operation in 1959. 4-State Farmers Meeting The Four-State Farmers meet- ing will be held in Hagerstown, Md. Jan. 23rd. A good program has been planned and a copy of it may be found elsewhe(e in this paper. Every farmer should mark the date January 23rd on his cal endar and then make a special ef- foj't *to attend. If transportation is a problem let us know. ' r'arm Record '~,ook Farm and Home t ecord Bookg for 1959 are available for any farmer that desires a copy. These record books have been prepared by the Agriculture Exten siGn Service of W. Vs. University. They can be u,~;ed to keep detailed records or you can use the book for a simple record. The choice is up to the record keeper and his needs. Did your dollars fly away last year? Will you plan ahead or just spend this year? "Successful is he who knows what t;hin gs cost, Who knows where he profits, and where he has lost, Who knows what migh,t pay, and wha~t never can. For he plans his work, then works his plan." A good set of farm recorcL~ can be a part OLf this plan. /I Ill THE MELVIN T. STRIDER CO. COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME Charles Town Shepherdstown 35 - Telephones - 162 DR. O. T. REITER FOOT SPECIALIST Will Be in Chades Town APrERNOON and NIGHT From 1:00 to 7:00 P. M. 107 South Charles Street Telephone 519-M EVERY THURSDAY Depuiy VA Director To Be In ('harles Town Announcement was made Fri- day by Ray L. Sencindiver, Deputy Director of the Wes,t Virginia De- partment of Veterans Affairs of- fice in Martinsburg that he will be in Charles Town a.t the American PIRIT OF JEFFERSON gARMV.R ADVOCATE TIIURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1959 2,---P, Legion Home on West Washington street on January 9 and 23 for the purpose of a~sisting war vet- erans, their dependents or benef- iciaries with government benefits to which they may be entitled. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDA~ READ TIlE SPIRIT-ADVOCATE RANGE Just Loaded with Fine Features! ~ 'N FORGET BURN- ER. Top burner thermo- stat controls cooking temperature automati- cally. Just set and for- get- no burning, no scorching, no scouring. SIZZL( 'N SIMMER BURNERS. Faster than Shy ever made- greater speed end economy with lowest turn-down p~ssible. TEL-U-SET CONTROL CENTER. Automatic clock with timer, twin Visiguide c0okin~ charts, appliance outlet I I end full width fluorls. cent light. MODEL CAKV-3883 , From $ Small Down Payment EASY TERMS 114 N. CHARLES STREET PHONE CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. 226 "COMPLETE ESSOTANE GAS SERVICE" nlo ME HAS PROVEN CONCLUS VELY The "pop tax" hoe been 7 titan ee difficult for your neighbor, the local bottler, as lie roctn! extension hae been for the large out-of-state manufacturers who very ably have pointed out the inequltioc ef the tax and the hc/rdehips it has Imposed. They've had it for only a few months. We've had It for year|. What we want you to remqmber le: The tax has provtn to be most u~Just and unfair, as they have so cempleflfly proven. II Housewife doesn't Grocer thinks new tax unfair to kids. TYPICAL ADVERTISEMENTS AND HEADLINE APPEARING IN WEST VIRGINIA NEWSPAPERS CALLING ATTENTION TO PROBLEM. In recent months you have learned firsthand of the in- equities caused by the extension of what is known as the "pop tax." There have been more headlines, more state- ments and more extended discussions than at any time since the act was passod in 1951. This was bound to happen since time, at long last, has proven conclusively that the idea was wrong in the first place. This matter of righting what time has proven unwise is not an easy one when it involves state rev- enue and expenditures. We know that. But we feel sure that the evident fair-mindedness of our neigh- bors arid friends will result in the following: That it is the will of our fellow West Virginians to see local industries receive the same consideration and treatment in tax revision as might be extended to the large out-of-state manufacturers involved in this matter. The latter have experienced in just a few months what local bottlers have struggled under for seven years--a tax which is unjust, unfair and d s- criminatory, which has become a frail support for our great and necessary medical center So, we ask your sympathetic understanding in this complex matter. Local bottlers feel assured that fair and equitable treatment is the first desire of an informed American public generally, and an informed West Virginia public particularly. Inserted by your local bottler who distributes soft drinks to you and your family. If you wish to comment on this matter you may address him at his statewide headquarters c/o P. C). Box 89, Charleston, West Virginia.