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January 13, 1966

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SPIRI I' OF JEFFER, ON FARMER'S ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1966 A--8 ;nt Y Albert Bruce Barnard, 44-year old truck driver from Grafton, W. Va. died in Charles Town General Hospital Saturday even- ing, about 7 o'clock from injuries sustained in an accident at the Kessel Lumber Company plant near Halltown about 12;45 Satur- day afternoon. The remains were removed from the Melvin T. Strider Colon- ial Funeral Home in Ranson, to the Boal Funeral Home in West- ernport, Md., from where services were held Tuesday. Burial was made in the Bernard Cemetery in Swanton, Md. The deceased sustained a brok- en back and internal injuries when a huge log which was being unloaded from a truck at the Kessel Lumber yard, slipped and rolled on him crushing him. He was rushed to the Charles Tow~ General Hospital by the Charles Town Independent Fire Company ambulance. The deceased was born in Swanton, Md., Nov., 8, 1921, a son of Howard and Florence Duck- worth Barnard, of Route l, Swan- ton, Md. He had been employed as a truck driver by the Kessel Lumber Company. He was a vet eran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Lee Barnard, of Grafton, W. Va. and a sister, Mrs. Edna Ticknell of Swanton. Cage Leag NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE Monday, January 17 (Play at Harpers Ferry High) 6:30 AT&T vs Home Alter 7:30 Harpers Ferry vs Knights of Pythias 8:30 Cltgo of Shepherdstown at Kathles's Wednesday, Jan. 19, Charles Town Jr. High 7:00 Harpers Ferry vs Home Alter 8:00 Cltgo vs AT&T 9:00 Knights of Pythias vs Kastle's Action in the Jefferson County Independent Basketball League got underway Thursday evening, January 6, with all six league teams participating in the triple- header attraction played at the .Charles Town Junior High School. League teams are the same as in last year's league except that team representing the Ameri- can Telephone and Telegraph Company has replaced the Hall- town team. The league action will take 'place twice weekly on Monday nights at Harpers Ferry High School and on Wednesday or Thursday at Charles Town Junior lCligh School. Play at the Harpers Ferry School will get underway at 6:30 and at Charles Town Jun- ior High at 7 p. m. In the opening night's action the Knights of Pythias nosed out the ttome Alter team by a one- point 49-48 margin in the opening game; the Home Alter team re- covered from a bad first half of play to defeat the Kastle's Men's Shop team 44-39 in the second game and Citgo of Shepherdstown defeated Harpers FerrY 62-57 in a game that was close throughout. Bailey led the Knights of Pyth- ias team to the close win over the Home Alter boys, with 20 points, while Hill had 12, Bill Benton and Newman 5 each and Taylor 3. For the Home Alter team Chrisman led the scoring with 13 while Smith had 12, Simon 10, Johnson 5, Noland 7 and Anders 1. In the AT&T and Kastle game, Roy led the AT&T team to victory with 22 points, while Henry had 9, Billotti 5, Linton 4, and Tho- mas and Williams 2 each. For the Kastle team it was Appel with 13 who was high scorer. Schultz had 12, Burch 10 and Caniford 4. Hunter led the Citgo team of Shepherdstown to victory with 21 points, while Branson had 14, Kidrick 11, Waldeck 8, Myers four and Miller and Mahoney two each. Trail led the Harpers Ferry team to victory with 22 points, while Brown had 20, Whitmore 4, Willis 3, Longerbeam, Mullins, Jackson and Jones each had two. West Virginia's Eastern Pan- handle has been singled out in the Potomac River Basin interim report for a tourist potential of several million visitors a year and an outstanding water storage area, it was announced today by U. S. Senators Robert C. Byrd and Jennings Randolph. The report includes these pro- jects for West Virginia: 1. Construction of the $13 mill- ion Little Cacapon Dam and Res- ervoir, in Hampshire County, four miles southwest of Paw Paw, W. Va. It is to offer recreation for some 400,000 visitors a year. 2 A recommendation by the Governor's Advisory Committee for the construction of the $16.2 million North Mountain Dam and Reservoir, 2.2 miles south of Jones Springs in Berkeley Coun- ty, W. Va. It is to offer recre- ation for 1.2 million visitors a ~ear, 3. At the request of the State of West Virginia, the report rec- ommends immediate preservat- ion of the Cacapon River in the National Wild Rivers Bill. The river has its beginning at Ward- ensville in Hardy County and wanders for 140 miles through Hampshire and Morgan Counties. It would be preserved in its nat- ural condition. 4. Again, at the request of West Virginia, the 20-mile section of the Shenandoah River in Jeffer- son County, W. Va., is to be in- cluded in the National Wild Riv- ers Bill. 5. The designation of a scenic easement along the entire Poto- mac River shoreline. It is to be named The Potomac Valley His- torical Park, but the type of de- velopment has not been desig- nated. The report states that the Little Cacapon Dam and Reservoir near Paw Paw is vital to meet the water supply needs of the river basin by 1985. Staff members for the U. S. Department of Interior, which prepared the interim re- port, said the State of West Vir- ginia insisted that the full po- tential of the site be utilized. As a result, the report takes the 1963 study of the Army Corps of Engineers which concluded that the area could support an earth- Fewer Fatalities Occur, But .-- II I ~. ;.~ : / /( Y BY DON RENTCH More cars, and trucks, more traffic, more accidents, more drinking by drivers while operat- ing their vehicles, more property damage, but fewer policemen to patrol the highways and enforce traffic laws, this in short was a'bout the way the 1965 traffic picture looked in Jefferson Cou- nty. While most of the vital statis tics of the county's costly traffic record in 1965 were on the dark side of the ledger, there was one bright spot that can be reported the number of traffic fatalities in 1965 was down by five over 1964. Figures released this week by Corporal G. G, Holman of the Charles Town State Police in his fill dam measuring 1,370 feet in length and 151 feet in height. It would have a normal water storage capacity of 53,800 acre- feet and total capacity -- for peak storm periods -- of 82,500 acre- feet storage. SENIOR CLUB, PARENTS BOOSTER CLUB TO HOLD RUMMAGE SALE, JAN. 21 The Senior Club and Senior Parents Booster Club will hold a rummage sale in the former Merchant-Noland showroom iI: the J. Russell Fritts building lo cared on West Washington Street This sale will be held on Friday January 21 from 9:00 a. m. unt: 9:00 p. m. and Saturday, Januar: 22 from 9:00 a. m. until 5:00 1: m. Please bring your rummag( to the storeroom on Wednesda3 January 19 between the hours o 6:00 to 9:00 p. m. Anyone havin~ items that they wish to donat( or have picked up please cal 725-2784. Schools Construction FROM PAGE 1-A iture and equipment in four ex isting schools. These schools and the amount to be involved are: To convert the present Charles Town Senior High School to :Junior High School and to make additions thereto to service the present Charles Town Junim High attendance. Cost abou~ $148,000.00. Addition to the Ranson ele- mentary school. Cost of $55,000. 00. Addition to the Blue Ridgt Elementary School, at a cost o~ $16,000.00. Addition to the Shepherdstowl High School at a cost of abou $71,000.00. The estimates on these build ing costs have been made by a architectural firm of Pickett Sie., and Hook of Falls Church, V~ the same architectural firm L Board used in the last sch~ building program. In other action regarding th school construction program th board selected the law firm c Steptoe and Johnson of Clark~ burg as bonding counselors. A request was also made by th board to the B0-member Schoc Advisory Council for their cc tinued service in the promotiI of the program by carrying info~ mation to the citizenry. Three resignations were als: accepted by the board and tw, replacements were made. The res ignations were: James L. Taylo: from the post of physical educal ion instructor at Charles Town Junior High and assistant coack at Charles Town High; Roberl Nunn, assistant principal at th( Harpers Ferry elementary schoo! January 1965 was the worst ing prisoners, a total of 423 opera and Mrs. Gall Sherman from the month of the year for traffic fatalities, with four of the ten occurring in that month. Three occurred in September, but they were all victims in one accident. tor's examinations were given; staff of the Rippon School. Tay. 1,945 hours were spent on office lor's resignation was effective work; 1,861 on road patrol; January 3, and Nunn's will be a~ another 83 hours were spent on soon as a replacement can be weight law enforcement; 72 hours found for him. on school bus inspection and The appointments were: Char- operator's examinations; 33 hours les Hine of Ranson, as physical was spent on safety work other education teacher at Charles than patrol; 306 hours were spent Town Junior High and Mrs. in Court 43 hours on providing Maralys Sells of Middleway to escorts; 181 hours duty at athletic teach at the Rippon School. events; another 63 hours assisting The board also was informed the State Road Commission and that the first power sewing roach- 624 hours on other events, ine training class was started Once again it was U. S. Route Monday at the L'ore Lyn plant 340 East of Charles Town which with 14 enrolled. Miss Missouri proved to be the most dangerous Boyd, is directing the 160-hour stretch of highway in the county, program from the second floor With the stretch of U. S. Route of the L'ore Lyn plant. The 340, West of Charles Town, the course is being operated by the Jefferson County Board of Ed- second most hazardous road. As ucation and financed from funds a matter of fact six of the ten from the State Department of highway fatalities occurred on Education's training program. A' Route 340, which is the heaviest second class is schedulel to get travelled stretch of highway in underway February 21 and a the entire county. third on April 4, if enough per- sons indicate an interest. Jefferson County The board also decided to Change it's monthly meeting Man Charged With night from the second Tuesday of each month to the second Wed- nesday. Embezzfing Funds BAND ~ MEET The Band Boosters Club of A state warrant has been is- Charles Town will meet Wednes- sued in Charles Town, charging day, Jan. 19, at 7:30 at the Char- Eric G. Taylor, 53, of the Middle- les Town Junior High School, it way section of Jefferson County, was announced today. with embezzlement of more thanI $5,000.00 from the Sportsmen ~ Motor Lodge, located near Char- ~o Mo, y.~,,~ .ell Town aoco, n to Town state Trooper Gary Ar Named N ew ;Manager Of thur. A federal warrant has also been issued for Taylor for un- lawful flight to avoid prosecut. Sportsmen's Lodge ion. Police said Taylor, who has been serving as manager of the Sportsmen Lodge for the past two years, left his wife and five children at their home on the Mrs. Marguerite Bell, who has been associated with the Sports- men's Lodge near Charles Town since it began operations here, has been named as the new man- ager of the Lodge, succeeding Eric Taylor, of Route 1, Charles Town. The January fatalities all occur red on U. S. 340. The first came on New Year's Day evening at the Halltown railroad tracks, when a Baltimore, Md., man was killed. Then on January 16, Charles David McDonald, of the Middle- way section was killed in a collis- ion at Rippon. On January 30, a Baltimore, Md. man and a Berry- vitle, Va., woman were killed in a truck accident at Rippon. The County's, fifth highway fat- Mrs. Bell, a native of Baltimore, Md., now a resident of South George street, Charles Town, came here with the lodge, when it opened as a clerk. She later was promoted to the post of as- sistant manager and on Januar,/, 6 was elevated to the managerial post. annual traffic report, showed that ality occurred on the Leetown- there were ten highway fatalities Karneysville road and the victim in six motoring accidents, in 1965 was Kenneth Shackleford,of the as comparted to 15 in ten acci.]Bl.airton section of BerkeleyCou- dents in 1964. [ nf~.h With the county's highway and ree Ranson youths upped the municipal streets, once again in fatality to eight on September 16, 1965 experiencing a record traffic]when their car was wrecked on load, both into and through the]the Halltown - Shepherdstown county, the number of traffic I Road. accidents jumped from 207 in] Saturday night, Nov. 16, Ron- 1964, to 247 in 1965. And natu-laid Penwell, Route 2, Harpers rally the 40 additional accidents lFerry and Douglas Kelican, Mill- in 1965, brought an incerase in [ville, were killed in a highway the amount of property damage/accident near the Fort Drive-In and personal injuries. [ theatre on U. S. Route 340, East A total of 177 persons sustained [ of Charles Town. personal injuries in highway acci [ The Charles Town State Police dents in the county in 1965 as ]detachment which operated with against 132 in 1964. And the num ] only four men much of the year ber of accidents in which'personal ] and only three men during most injuries occurred jumped from |of the month of December made 80 in 1964 to 111 in 1985. Prop- [ a total of 119 investigation reports erty damage accidents also went |with a total of 78 persons being up from the 116 in 1964 to 130 [ arrested in felony charges as last year. I against 61 felony arrests in 1964. And property damage in 1965 A total of 2,786 hours were spent was the highest in several years, by the State police on investigat- going from $162,300 in 1964 to ion work, just slightly under the $176,700. 2,839 hours spent on the same Hartack Farm on State Route 51. Police said the Owners of the Lodge, Bernard and Anna W. MORE DRIVERS DRINKING type of work in 1964. OTHER STATISTICS Other statistics which the re. port carried were 318 warning tickets were issued; a total of 78 license revocations orders were issued in 1965 as against 71 in 1964, A total of five stolen cars Probably the most alarming statistics onthe entire year-end State Police report was the heavy increase in the number of acci. dents in which drinking was in- volved during 1965 a total of 67 accidents occurred in which drink ing was involved or the causeas lwere recovered during the year, Paskin of Washington, D. C., against 41 in 1964. f with a value of $1,750 and other said the theft was discovered And based on the 590 Road law property valued at more than after Taylor had disappeared. No misdemeanor violations recorded $300 was also recovered, final accounting of the missing in 1965, this would mean that In addition to the 590 road law funds has been made, but the about one out of every nine driv, violations, a total of 184 other amount of money involved is ex- ers on the county's highways who misdemeanor arrests were made pected to run upwards of $5,000, violated the road laws in 1965, during 1965. The State Police Trooper Arthur and the FBI were drinking drivers, travelled 525 miles in transport- are working on the case. ice I ;39 19 25 99c 19 ! I ,i L B m l ibi 29~ Baby SWANSDOWN ) DUNCAN HINES CHASE & SANBORN BOWMAN'S FANCY VIRGINIA LIBBY ROSEDALE RUBY RED CO.OP WHOLE 12-OZ. JAR oz. cans oz. cans 1.00 oz. jars oz. cans LIBBY PINEAPPLE-GRAPEFRUIT oz. cans AMERICAN BEAUTY oz. can AMERICAN BEAUTY oz. 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