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Charles Town, West Virginia
January 19, 1961     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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January 19, 1961

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, o o , o , ~., ~%,?**?~%**.~_%,%,_*. .*~%.. ?~?~.%,?*******4a WEATHER with snow becoming mixed highest ill the 30s today. r rain changing to snow early Windy and turning colder. to 24. Friday windy and with diminishing cloudi- turday outlook, fail" and warmer in the afternoon. TWO SECTIONS Read By More Than 20,000 People Every .Week "Serving The Charles Town- Ranson and Jefferson County Community Since 1844" CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1961 COMPLETE LOCAL N WS COVerAGE PRICE 10 CENTS 97, NO. 4 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER sewer problem. He rs from the State Water Commission and the l and Finance Agen procedures to be receiving state and on the project. of the Charleston firm, explained that Law P. L. 66, West been getting about from the Fed- for use in as- and cities in the sewerage disposal Hearing Friday Morning to be followed is first for Charles to make appli- the Water Resources and funds will then on the basis of engin G~ley said the based upon 30 per- of the system de- for the loan. The that can be Page 3-A ............ ;;- P 1 meeting of the Jef pire are Leo Widmyer, Ly e Tabb ~' Farm Bureau will and J. E. Senseney and the four- 26 at the Bar- tb director will be elected to fill Center. The the unexpired term of Arthur ~. m. Jenkins. Mr, Jehkins is resigning Maryland ' because, he is discontinuipg farm ',ooperative will. rag. * " t rs of Ilr Struck will[ The officers ana oirec o Importance of farm]the Farm Bureau are anxious to "l the business and lhave a good attendance. They I today i If eel that the better informed a 1 b~ ~" . /., I member is, the better he will an- ; ~a~edrve..a Yme[derstand Farm Bureau problems know u,h~icsterS[accmplishments and activities. 'a- :""~ o ~:?,lIt is also important to have a gooo meaz wm ' Igd representation when it 'm o ..... [comes to electing directors and ,, ~ ousmess Wmlmaking plans for the new year. _ ' ~, ~our directors,| Farm Bureau members and ~rt and report of]those interested in Farm Bureau 1960. ]are invited to attend. Reservat- President of the~ions should be made by calling serve as chair] 291-W, Charles Town or writing ceremonies. ]Box 109~ Charles Town by Mon- terms .ex. day, January 23rd. } Sidewalks Must Be Cleaned of Snow, Ice Within 24 Hours In the future residents of Cha~ les Town will have only 24 hours in which to clear snow and ice from their sidewalks after it had stopped snowing. Errington Jones, chairman of the street committee of the Char les Town Council announced this week that in the past many prop erty owners have not bothered tc clean snow and ice from side- Walks in front of the homes and places of business and as a result the conditions have not only made it bad, but also hazardous for pedestrians and a number of persons have experienced bad falls as a result. Jones said that in the future sidewalks that are not cleaned of snow or ice within 24 hours after the snow has stopped fall- ing, the city will do the job and will bill the property owner for the cost. McPeak, former aide, named Redskins' coach. The Charles Town Lions Club hand Tuesday at noon at the the Soliciting have such creden- will hold their monthly scrap paper collection Saturday after- noon, Jan. 21st. Please have your paper where the collectors can see it. If anyone having paper and wishes to cbring it in they can unload at the Lions building on North Street next to the B. & O. station. J. B. Huyett Speaker For Yokefellows Class J. B. Huyett, well known local Men's Bible Class teacher, will ex plain the lesson for members and guests of the Yokefellows Bible Class o~ the Charles Town Pres- byterian Church Sunday morning. The class will meet promptly at 9:45 a: m. and issues a cordial in vitation to all visitors. ~GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY Thomas Jefferson Hotel for the annual monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce which had a program of business, speaking and movies. President Joseph Staley, pi:es ided at the business session and the membership adopted a set policy on the control of solici- tation of businesses and industry in Charles Town and Ranson. The policy had been recommen ded by the solicitation commit- tee of the Chamber of Commerce after long and careful study of the problem. It had previously been approved by the Chamber's Board of Directors. Under the policy adopted per- sons authorized to do soliciting will be given special credentials showing they have received con- sent of the Chamber to do so. Un VAIlSITY LUB SPONSORING WRESTLING MATCHES AT HIGH SCHOOL JANUARY 26 tills they will be turned down by the industries and businesses who are members of the C. of C. There are certin types of do- nations which do not, however. come under the jurisdiction of the Chamber of Commerce. These include Community Chest, Uni- ted Health and Welfare Funds, and other long established agen- ties who have single annual dri- ves; commercial or strictly in. stitutional advertising in recog- nized publications; donations of merchandise or money as part of regular business promotion; sol- icitations of individuals by fel- low members of individual clubs for the benefit of that particular organization and solicitation for membership in any regularly con stituted organization. In the future it will be necess- ary for solicitors to receive per- mission from the Chamber of Commerce if they expect cooper- ation from business and industry in Charles Town. Mr. Henry Woodruff and Mr. J. Robert Ramey of Washington who recently purchased Whitney & White Printing business in Ran son and are now operating it un- der the name of W & R Printing Company, were introduced by President Staley. TURN TO PAGE 8--.A county between the ages of 21 and 35 who has been judged to have been the most outstanding in leadership and service to the community and county during the year of 1960. The award is direc! for outstanding service and has no relationship to Junior Cham- ber of Commerce membership. In other words the nominee need lot be a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. to president. He replaces J. Dan- iel Yowell who was named as first vice president. Also re-nam- ed as a vice president was C. M B. Brown, Ray Edward Conrad as cashier, Herman Willis and Ed ward L. Piue as assistant cash. iers. Lee Bushong attorney. Other staff members are: Mrs. Frances L. Wysong, Elfrieda P. Trussell, Wayne Smallwood, Glenn Maye and Mildred Polen. The Charles Town-Ranson P. T. A. met with representatives of the county P. T. A. organizations for its monthly meeting at Char les Town Junior High School to discuss the topic "What united effort can be made to equalize assessments before the present levy expires?" A panel, chairmaned by W. W. Hammond o! Shepherdstown was (n Charles Whittington composed president of the County Court; Shirley Hunt, a me/nber of the Board of Educatiort; ShirLey Al- Shown above are Calvin Weodwa~l lad Jimmy Lemon as the ,demonstrate a SPecial hold they will use for the big wrestling ma, tches sponsored hY tl~e Varsity Club of Chics Town Senior High School, Thursday night, Ja~auary 26, at 7:30 P.M. Four m~tches are sched- uled for the aetion-pa~ked evening with Coach Itonnie Phillipe serv- ing as referee. Tickets are now on sale at 50 cents per person and arranggements are being made to t~ke care of a large crowd. Independent Fire Co. Gives Annual Report The annual report of the Indep endent Fire Co., Inc. of Charles Town for 1960 is published on an other page of this week's issue of this newspaper. The report is in detait and shows the cost of maintaining the company and var ious other informatioa which is of much interest to everyone. All citizens should read the report. NOTICE! erton, a member of the faculty I am now offering bookkeeping at Shepherd Collegeto explain and income tax service along with the purpose of the Citizens Com. insuraxme. For information call mitee which had acted during the E. P. "BUDDY" SMOOT, JR., Sadler Building,1091 Charles past year to pass the present tern- ville, at the request of Mr. Prini Town. p0rary levy. * l had secm~ed the panel and arrall- Mr. Whittington discussed thelged the program. (Photq By Susan Sinn Studios Jan. 19 to April 13--IaP ger, County asse~or; and Ken- neth Metz, local delegate to the State Legislature. Mr. C. F. Printz, presidenL pre- sented a report of the meeting of the Executive committee and said that the committee is inter- viewing applicants for a chaper- one at the Teen Age Canteen, an organization sponsored by the P.. T. A. He expressed regret that Mrs. Leo Kisner had submitted hei" resignation and praised her [or her years of service in that post. Mr. Printz introduced Mr. Ham mond, who, before he presented the panel, asked Dr. Charles Ath re-appraisal of property which has been completed in other counties and pointed out that ~en erally he felt that there had been some weaknesses in farm ev aluation. Mr. Metz explained the bill which calls for reappraisal and said thai by the bill the State Tax Comimssioner has the authority to send appraisers into the coun- ties if in the opinion of the Com- missioner the property is not properly assessed. Mr.'Metz fur~ ther stated that he would like to see some changes made m the law. Mr. Alger said that a spot check of home, farm and commer cial property in the state disclos es that some properties are assess ed as low as 37%; some as high as 8096; while the average is a- bout 55%. Mr. Hammond asked the panel if there is anything the County Court and the Assessor can do to equalize the local assessments and Mr. Whittington answered that the Board of Equalization will meet July 5-26. The discussion was heard with interest and Mr. Hammond was comended for his well-organized worthwhile questions. Mrs. Paul MiIler of Kearney~ West Virginia has a new con- sumers sales tax, although there was still some confusion locally as to when the new measure would go into effect. Last week the West Virginia Legislature boosted the tax by imposing a three cent tax on all purchases over $1.00. There is no ing room under the name of the John L. VanMetre and E. L. Mc Blue Grass Inn. Donald, Jr., Mr. McDonald being Junior Warden was eligible for Here's How Ihe Hew reelection 'and was reelected. The vestry as now constituted ~'e, "i' is composed of the following men Consum , .ax Works John S. Alfriend, H. Marshall Brown, Blackwell Davis, Paul F. Fleagle, Conrad Hammann, Char les Kelican, Laurence Lloyd, Jr. Adml. George R. C(Yoper, Edward L. McDonald, Jr., Roger J. Perry Turner A. Ramey, C. Manning Smith, John A. Smith, Thomas W. Steptoe, James W. Strider. As- sociates are Alvin Ennis Jr., James W. Senseney and Jaquel- change in the tax rate on purchas ine Getzendanner. es of less than $1.00. schedule:)[ While tellers were counting bal lotts reports of all Parish organ- Here is the new From $1.01 to $1.50 the total taxi izations were given by the respect under the new law will be four ive heads of those groups. Reports cents; from $1.51 to $2 it will be indicate the parish is in a healthy five cents; and so on with an in- condition, that satisfactory grow- crease of one cent more in ratio th and financial stability were ev to every fifty cent increase in ident. Youth work was being well price, maintained. A hearing on the dispute over A n--n 1961 Spring and Summer racing Jury t:ompletes Docket of Jury Trials For January Term dates for Charles Town Race Course and Shenandoah Downs oon of Jefferson County Circuit Court is Set e ; will be held as scheduled Friday j morning in Jefferson County Cir- I Date , Style of Case Type of Cas cuit Court beginning at 10 a. m. That the hearing would be held The regular January .jury term /January 24--Robert F. Doyle vs. Robert ...... II I] of the Circuit Court of Jefferson i Pummery, et al. Breacn oz t:ontraet 1 " " in the Jefferson Court became a County convened in Charles January 25--State vs Raymond ~ -- certainty Tuesday when the West Town on Tuesdav of this week Allen Howell Criminal (Felony) Ten casts have been set down Virginia Supreme Court refused with ,Judge Gray Silver newly el-[January 26---State vs. l)empsey Jackson Criminal (Felony) for jury h'ia! at the presen/lernl to interfere with the decision of ected judge for this Circuit, pre- January 27--City of Charles Town vs. . [!![ the C!rcmt Court o.t ,~(H!'s,m the Jefferson Circuit Court Io siding. Benjamin Beavers Criminal. (Misdemeanor) t~()unly,)ne cnm't .nawng (.o;~ven grant such a hearing on January The rand 'urv went into sess-]January 31---St',lte vs. Paul L. Bollenger (Criminal (Felony) ]e(I zor ~s regmar jury ~erm here 20. Request for the hearing was g 3 . . ' "" t .... .... ]on Tuesday of this week. ion on the opening (lay of the~ rearuary 1--State vs. ~o~er~ ~ ,~.~,, ,', ........ r; ............ ~,~, made on Dec. 31, by representat- Term and concluded its business ] Junior Crouse Criminal (M,sdemeanor)[i..~, :'~ion2 "a~d-'~'/iv() "a~, "21;'i[ ives of Charles Town Properties, Inc., owners and operatorsof by noon of that day, returning]February 6--Florence Thompson vs. .. _ I n.~ act . a ' ' but three indictments in one of[ F.O. Byrer C~vd (Damages) ['~uz'~L" '--:-~ ............. a~'~"d i" Charles Town Race Course. the lightest sessions of that body February 7---E. H. Jones vs. D, D. Kilham Breach of Contract . ~'.u~..v~.~'"~.wc~.,~'4~-2"~....~ 27 196 a new and all modern county-wide radio Communication System went In Dooomhm- thr~ Wont Virginia J 0 ............................ ---- [ February9--Edward Hansen vs. Donald in Jefferson County and directing the operations of the is the Corn- Racing Commission rejected ap- in recent years. .. Hawkins Breach of Contract ' Commission shown above All of those serving on me uommission nave zor many months ................ Felony ]n(hctments were re-[ . . . [these two cases over until Tile in obtaining for the covmty such a~n invaluable addition. Now with this set-up all that Pnl~at~n2at~Y ~tec~a~lr::KlhI:: lC;~li' turned a~,ainst Paul I BallengerlFebruary 10---Howard Wilt vs. ltooer~ .,, I ............. ,. ......... ~.. ~,..~ ,,( .... to brin "ust about every part of the county within speaking distance of eacn other is ' ~ , j - ~ .... , ,~ ......... .... n .... h . ..,,,r~t ~,~-~( t~,. ,. tu~.,., :-l--,,. ,-.,,,,, ul utv ' P ," J I .......... ... .1_ .... SIS(I Ior trio plalnllH requ(ste([ a a swite~ginJ the Control Center located in the Charles Town Municipal Police station. The flicted. Later the commission sug _e ,._ Har~ers Ferr'* area and' rm,,,,,=,~ ...................... , . ......... ~ . , 'Lawrence Puller of Charles TownI Petit jurors wiu report at 9:30 ~. iv[. on me at)ove lares ames. l'. ..... ~ ........ Lter is manned around the clock. Members of the Commission are, left to right:---Shirley gested dates which (lid not con- " ~,~1 wii'h rnh [ otherwise excused by the court or the Clerk J (hal I~ m~ case ot w. unapman ident of the Charles Town Citizens Fire Companyt D. Lee Morgan, of the" Shepherdstown filet--April 8--May 20 and July I Ballenger ~s char~, ............ -: ' ' " I vs The Aetna Insurance Com- ~re m an. ; Lip "d Jones of the Harpers Ferry - Bolivar Fire Company, who is also treasurer 20--Sent 16 for Shenandoah bery, the indictment alleging that |,~'m- but the inability of defense fers:: ~l~ua~y V~unteer 'l~iremen's Association; Ephraim Day, chairman of the commission Downs-and May 22---July 19 for he took $57 fron l Hazel' Irene ]~A ~am_~ll~ I~,[ Vl~ll~ AIUM/~IIqA fH" ~I~ Jcounsel~ "" to be pzescnt" " ' ~ promph, d entin the eft of Charles Town" Wayne Smallwood of the Independent Fire Company ana ~h~.~,~ '!" .... Cook in the latter part of last|~]b[! ~||l~[iJU[|~l 141~IU IITlll I~II; J the court to overq'ule the re- )f thg FiremenY's Association; James M. Milton. repre~nting the Jefferson County Court~ "~'~'~'~" ;['.:"~...., "own tzaek [year. Puller is charged wzth thei .... * ---- ' ...... ]quest. ALso continued over unlil theft of $800 flora a colored worn Villingham president of the Firemen's Association. Chief of the Citizens Fire company, ana T.c. ............ s. " " ' -i Deat.aa ad liiniAr |'hamha at 1 the next term is the case of,?ihur first pioneers in the movement to give the cofinty the radio system. Other members of applied in Jefferson County Cir-lan in Charles Town. Ballenger/ ll ' 1 lll -U gl JglllVI ~llUIIlllJ~l Vi | man ShMev vs Flarrv Shirkv ission not present for the picture are:--N. Clark Furr, Chief of the Charles Town Inde- cult Court for an order to require ~ ~ * - * -" re Company and Thomas Dailey of the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Company. . the commission to meet and fix entered a plea of not guilty when[ ~ ~e tt/ / / ~ ~r ~A J A docket of the cases appears arraigned m court on we~nes-//~mm~l~O~ ilnnn~r wl~rlnl~f~l~U ~Ir k.411 /elsewhere on this page (Photo By Tim Sinn~ ' ' " " those dates. D. H. Rodgers then day of this week; Puller entered[ lhdillllllllg/I, li~ YlIIII$1 II~,MII~,#VU~ Ul V.W | ...... _ ..... "~*" , Circuit Court Judge subsequentlY[a plea of guilty to the charge a-I " t ~ ~, P. i at m ~ ~ I'~ P ___l directed the commission to ap- gamst him and h~s court appoint , " )*'n thai g , . ,--. --.--.w.-- . ._...w_ fine Tawn i nnenn Itl0n l:pl$0pill pear Jan. 20 and show cause, if " ' . Be inning Sunday and running and honorin~ of themost out.tr_/_ rmrv Nampfl lV IH[ it- Ill,Ill.Vii I - any, why it should not be requir-Iea attorney maoe a m(}zo /throughout next week young men lstandmg wonmn-of-the year by/ w I ' I Pk,,m~h ~i~m~o ed hold such a meeting. /he be placed on probation. The/ all across the nation will be ob-[the Jaycee-ettes. [A, ~Aill ~IMAOtlJAi~# motion was then laKen unoer aa ii I1~ --1 ~in II~|l~|~,ll I~i|i~) In the Supreme Court case, thel . ' . [serving National Jaycee Week[ Plaques and certificates will be|l~ ~ [|~)|U~||| I$1~ la~ll II ,~A~Al~lmAIM 1A J .... operators of Shenandoah Downs [ wsement. " 'mnt/ and in Jefferson County the high J presented to both i .... . . /KlllU /UUUIIIUi I~ IMaw Va r man sought to prohibit further pro-[ A .Inisdemeanor inai~t] ~ flight of the local observance will[ Presentation of" the DSA hon-I[l I~nl~e M,~ni~ ~ ' II~lt~ ll~,dlilJlll%~li ceedings in the case in Circuit[charging thedefendant w .h P'[be the annual Distinguished Ser-|or wi'ii ~e done bv Norman E J ~i l VVlg;3 li lllR [ crating a motor vemcm wnue un/,,~.. ~wards dinner to be sta~,edl.. "" ,- -- " -"~ -- -" . , I .... court, contending it lacked juris- . ....... r~zsner las~ year s winner; wnue ...... ~"~ ............... ~ " Th congregatmn of Zmn ~p]s f . diction. It was "this petition which m l ntuar Prnhlam I copal Church held Its" annual., the Supreme Court refused to/d:~u~hedmflgueznsC: l l c h luWaS]bYatmh eJeof eI( n Cucntyw lms [Mrs. O. s. B}oom, last ~:ear's win-[ ~{~i~!i~iiii~ii~ "~ ' Va " ~. " nez of the woman oz the year a i ""~": ...................... / Crouse of Grant C mntv W .J. ,, . .... X~ a" I .... . -t 7%1~: ~::~i.':::~i;{::i!:~;~:~~?!l~l ~ ~1~ ~ ~lt~l llV~l~l~lll [meeting last Monday evening m consider. /.. "ad osted a ~500 "cash ,,lay evening,, pan. zo at o:ou t lward will make the presentation] :~::i~::::~:i:2~i~#i}:~::ii:> ~~ .'e the Parish Building for the pur- J-d-e G-~" ~:ih,,, ..... ~ .... [urouse n P . , . ~ I Citizen's Fire IIall I of tha* a'"ard / :::};:; ::: ;: ~ '-? -:=-~ ~h~rl.~ii [ tPmr{isi~to~e~! ~e~!~! ~ ~!:n~tai~y :!epi~'i~ /bond conditioned on ms appearan West Vir inias U Sne~i~ySenatrI" ~ " " t ~:~ ~:~:::