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Charles Town, West Virginia
January 15, 1959     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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January 15, 1959

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near Har- )n public is invi~ted and urged to at- ,tend this ,function. meet Epis- Monduy start - supper. over~ Iominations for,the serve for ss compos of whom Year the 'to ser tad Ham- Manning and John Roger and Pres- meats during ,|)he past year. One of t~he interesting fewtures of :the meeting was a twenty |in ute moving picture of ,the Protes~ ,a~t Episcopal Theological Semin- ary in Virginia ~t Alexandria. Life ~t ,the Seminary .and preparation of the men for the ministry of Jesus was graphically de- pictecL+The_Virginiu Seminary is ~the largest in the Episcopal Ohur ch. The meeting adjourned at 9:30 I was the largest congregational meeting for election of a vestry held in Zion C~urch in a nuvnber of years. BENEFIT PARTY! Benefit Party at Moose Hall, Charles Town, Every Monday of Ntght, Beginning at 8:00 O'Clock. A. Everybody Welcome Come One, n, j, Black Come All. Jan. 15- tf.--FP Hayes, McDon - John Jaxnes Warning To Public. 'Dumping of Trash on Brismoe- Ware Farm on Route 340 &t Feagan's Mill Rogd, POSITIVE- LY PROHIBITED. Order of h~ the con- Health Delaartment, Dr. Earl of all Par- All|r|, Commissioner. Violators the Prosecuted By Iatw. depart- I Jan. 15.1t,--FP Mr. Morison, who has served ,two terms as post co~nmander, wil! succeed James W. Strider Mr. St~ider's resignation, ,to be effect- ive i~mmedi~tely was accepted by post members who in turn nazned his successor to serve until the an nual election of officers in July. The new finance officer for many years has served as general manager of Post 71's crack base- ball team. Post Commander Charles Clen- dening .reported to ~he member- ship that ~the Legion's Christmas party ~at Baker VA Center was ex- tremelY successful, and bhat the post's annual New Year's Day par ty at the .Community Center was well a~tended despi~e the e~reme ly ~nclement weather. Perry Will Mah Report News At Legislature For Spirit.Advocale The Honorable W. P. C. Perry, Jefferson Cour~ty reptesentaMve in the ~t~te Leg4slature, left Charles Town for Charleston on Tuesday of .this week to at,tend the annual meetAng of the Legis- 1,~ture~ While in Charleston he will stay ,at ~he Daniel Boone Hotel, returning here on weekends dur- ing the session whenever possible, Mr. P~ry has 'again consented to report l'mppening~ in the Leg- islature to ,the 6plrit of JefferSon Farmer's Advocate by weekly let- ter. a practice he commenced some few years ago. The first of 1~ls weekly letters c~n be expected to ~ppear in next week's edi~tlon. I'f you think ~here was a 10t of discussion about 1958's weather you are ~bsolutely. ri$,ht. And there was good reason for ,much talk ~bout it .from January right through December because l~t was u year which brought the worst blizzard since 1898 in February, one of the "coolest" Summers in a long ,time ;and most certainly the driest December on record for Jef ferson County. Laurence W. Lloyd, local wen- ther recorder who so kindly keeps this new~paper posted on the un- usual sta.Ustics which the weather keeps piling up in the county, a- gain provided this week some in- teresting ~dghlights of ,,vha,t hap- pened weather-wise in the county. To start off Mr, Lloyd re- ports ,that statistics ,which he ,had kept in the weather down through the years shows that the just corn plsted month of December was one of the driest Decembers of any on record ,for Jefferson county. Precipitation for ~ entire month amounted to only 1.05 inches which is far below the average. And so far in JanuarY ,here has been only a me~ger measurement of precipitation, ~e lowest in many years; The statistics also showed that February of 19'58 saw the county go through ~e worst blizzard sin ce 1898. The five inches of snow which +fell, plus t~he 50-mile an hour winds completely isolated the county, or certain sectAons of it .for a Ume in Febru~try. The lowest temperature reading of the entire year was zero de- grees on Feb. 17 and .the highest reading during the Summer mon- ths was only 94 degrees, that 'being July 5. Also an unusual feature of the normally hot July month was the fact that several times during the monUh the early morning read ings dropped ~o 58 degrees. Snowfall for the year totalled 29 inches in depth, with the major falls occurring in February and March. Preoipitation last year by the mor~th was as follows: Jan. 2.74; Feb. 2.91: March 4.92; April 3.77; May 3.56; June 5.86; July '6.49; August 3.85; Sept. 1.10; October 1.80; November 1.81; December 1.05. The first fros,t occurred on Oct- ober 2rid, when ,the ,tempera,tuft dipped to a 25 degree mark. Tra- ces earlier. The wettest month was July with nearly six and a hal~ ~nches of rainfall. Four heavy tl~undero showers. Contributed ~e major ,portion of that month's high ,figure. Otherwise bhe year ~w~s uneven~ ful meteorogically speaking. charge after Charles Town ~tate TrooPer R. R. Truex and Tommy Ward had chased him through Ranson and for some ,time out State Route 9. Ander~ was taken before Jus- tice of the Peace Merle Alger and fined $100, given 60 days in j~til and his driving privileges in West Virginia revoked for a period of six months. Independent Fire Co. Banquet January 29 The annual banquet for In- .les Town will be held on Th~rs- les Town wil lbe held on Thurs- day high,t, January 29th at 6:30 p. zn. at the Moose Lodge Dining Room. A very special evening has been planned by the fire company officials and arrangements are being madeto take care of a lar- ge attendance of the membership and invited guests. Lions Scrap Paper Collection Jan. 17 Members of the Charles Town Lions Club will hold thelr monthly scrap paper colleotton S~turday, Januuury 17 ~t was announced Wednesday. All persons having p~per ~or the drive are asked to Imve same on street, that day where the collectors can see it. Anyone wishing to bring their own scrap paper to ~he Lion's paler room 1~ across from Whir- more Lumber Company on Mil- dred street, can place i,t by the door. The stockholders of Charles Town's two banks met Tuesday i morning and named their dire~t- ors for another year and heard .the annual repo~ts on business for the year 1958, both banks showing to h~tve enjoyed increased assets and steady growth during the year, Then following the stockholders meeting ~he direotors named met and organized for another year. Melvin T. St~qder was re-named president of the Bank of Charles Town, having served in .this capa city since 1954. Also re-elected were: Forre~t A. Bz~wn vice-presiden~t; James W, ~trider executive vice-president and cashier (has been cashier 12 years); Philip T. Porterfield, Jr., vice-president; John S. Alh~iend trust officer; assistar~t cashiers- Marshall N. Orndorff and Donald S. Smith; Shirley M. Hunt assist ant trus, t officer; Forrest A. Brown counsel. Dlreotors renamed were: For- rest A. Brown, John L. Burns, Jr., J. Donald Eackles Robert A. Hoc kensmith, J. Burns Huyet, Miss Mary M. Porterfield, Robert R. Smi~th, James W. ~trider, Melvin T. ~trider, Thurman A. W~itacre Reports submitted to stockhold ers showed assebs of more than $6.000,000 %he hlghe~ ever. The stOckholders of the Peoples Bunk of Ch~trles Town also re-el- coted all directors and added Tur- ner A. Ramey, prominent Jeffer- son county frui~ grower ~o the board to fill the wtc~n~y caused by the deat~ of the l~te J. Henry Du,trow. At ,the 'board meeting which fol lowed ~.rnes E. Furr was re-nam- ed l~res}dent of ~he board, an of- lice which he has held since 1942. Other executive officers renam- ed include: J. D. Yowell first vice president; C. M B. Brown second vice-president; Herman W. Willis cashier and sec~etary; Edward Pine assista~t cashier; Mrs. Fran ces L. Wysong assistant cashier; Lee Bushong attorney. Directors renavned were: EznesL E. Furr, J. D, Yowell. C. M, B. Brown, F T. Fiery. J. D. Yowell, Joseph A. Warren[el,tz, Harry S. Hesketit. Fzancis N . White and John N. Newcomer. The~e was no change in ,the per ,sonnel el either bank. FRIED OYSTER or ROAST TURKEY SUPPER Saturday, January 24, 5:00 P. M.--Mtddlewa Methodist Church Adults - $1.~5 Children - 60 Cents. Jan. 15-2t.--FP ATTENTION--FREE GAS THE RANSON ATLANTIC SER- VICE STATION (on the Ra~tson C|rch~) WILL GIVE AWAY 10 Gtdlona of Gasoline to the lucky winner each week Drawing~ on Saturdays at 2:00 P, M. WADE BENNETT R, M. $~H, Distributor. May 22-t f.---PP