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i PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN CHARLES TOWN, W VA. BY THE JEFFERSON PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. SPIRIT ESTABLISHED 1844 -- ADVOCATE ESTABLISHED 1885 COMBINED MARCH I, 1948 MAX BROWN, EDITOR OFFICE NORTH GEORGE STREET --- TELEPHONE 22Z SERVING JEFFERSON COUNTY FOR !!4 YEARS AND READ BY MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE EVERY WEEK, ENTERED AE SECOND CLAE MATTER AT THE POETOFFICK IN CHARLES TOWN, W, VA., UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH S, 1079. WEEKLY NEWSPAPER REPRESENTATIVES, INC. NEW YORK CHICAGO ATLANTA DETROIT LOS ANGELES MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL EDITORIAL ALL SUIBICRIIIPFION$ DELIVERED IN THE STATE ARE SUDJECT TO 2G~ CONSUMERS SALES TAX. SUBSCRIPTION $3.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. Thursday, January 22, 1959 SHOP AT HOME--- . If you shop in Charles Town and Ranson our com- munity w ll continue to prosper. Our merchants s dicit and deserve your support... MARCH' OF DIMES Once again we are called upon to continue the contri- butions to the March of Dimes. The Great Crippler, polio, has itself been dealt a crippling blow by the Salk vaccine But it is important that we remember that polio has not been wiped out. In spite of the vaccine there were lit- erally thousands of cases of polio last year, many result- ing in permanent paralysis. And then, again, for many who were stricken years ago the vaccine came too late. The terrible financial burden for caring for people in this latter class continues and will continue. It seems that the least that the fortunate of us who have escaped this di- sease could do is to give our dimes to relieve the suffer- ing of those who were not so fortunate. Give to the March of Dimes! It may be only a dime to you. But to someone else it could mean everything. CONVENTION SITE ec s,o *o hold the 1960 convention in Los Angeles will certainly not rest well "with millions of people in the East. Pre- ....... sumably, because of the savings that might be effected, | ||the Republican National Committee will choose the same site. It seems to us that the seleation of the West Coast site is open to criticism on a number of scores. To begin with all the delegates from the East will have to travel the entire width of the continent. To be sure, the eastern sites under consideration would have imposed a similar hardship on the westerners; but the plain truth is that with the exception of California itself the overwhelming majority of the people in the United States live in the East or Midwest. Perhaps the deciaioz an be most severely criticised on the ground that millions of Americans will not be able to observe most of the proceedings at either con- vention from the vantage point of heir living rooms. Evening activities at political conventions scarcely ever com- mence before nine o'clock, at which time it will be mid- night in the populous eastern time zone. Both conventions promise to be packed with more than the usual amount of interest to the fact that both will be wide open, as thihgs now look. It seems a pity that the educational as well as entertaining proceedings will, for the most part, ., not be within the reach of the average televiewer. No doubt the respective Committees had their reasons for selecting the West Coast site. But we wonder if they really gave proper consideration to the factors that in our judgment weigh so heavily against the choice they made. NEEDED: LABOR REFORM The threat, later withdrawn, by Mr. James Hoffa, to attempt to organize New York City policemen and place them in the Teamsters' orbit may prove to be a blessing in disguise. It will go a long Way towards alerting the American public to the dangers of unbridled and corrupt unionism. No one in his right mind would say that labor unions as such are bad any more than he would say chambers of commerce are bad. On the contrary, few institutions have made a more immeasurable contribution to the coun- try's economy and the well being of the country's people than the unions. But in 1890 tht excesses of Big BR, si- ness brought down upon the heads of industry the saving virtues of the Sherman Anti Trust law. The disclosures during the past two years by the McClellan Committee of the United States Senate have indicated a wide m ea of abuse in the field of labor unions, so wide in fact that honest unions themselves have as much to fear as the general public. It is to be hoped that the present session of Con- cress will give due and mature consideration to needed legislation designed to correct many of the abuses presently being committed. There is massive evidence before the McClellan Committee and before the American public of dishonesty, blackmail, coercion, duress, and virtually every other un-American practice. The overwhelming majority of union members and union leaders are honest and dedi- cated men and women. They are the ones who are being most ignobly disserved by Mr. Hoffa and his like-; for they -- I I c' ardly 0rth enti0n By Henry W. Morrow Electing Idols In a television interview last Sunday Speaker of ~e House ~%um Rayburn made the not unusual or new observation that he had been in Congress for forty years, - ............. and that he did not ~hink this 322 Sou~h Manhattan Place Congressional experience, vast as Los Angeles 5, Calif. l.t is, would be of any particular Jan. 15, 1959 use to him i he should suddenly Dear Edi,tor: be appointed a general of the army. This, quite obviously, is Mr. Enclosed you will find check Raybuxn's b~ck-handed way of for $3.50 .for renewal of the Spirit saying that by the same ,token aof Jefferson Farmers Advocate. I man who has been a general for always look forward to getting forty years Is no~ necessarily qual your interesting paper every week. ified to be president of the Unl- I do not want to miss a single ted States. copy as that is ,the only way I can Any honest Observer. however keep up with my old friends and partial hd or she may be, will axi- relatives in my old hometown. mit tha to date Mr. Eisen, hower's Wishing you and your staff a performance in .the White House very H.appy and Prosperous New has been a dls~ppointment. With Year. out attempting for a minute to be Sincerely yours, an I-told-you-so, it seemed to me Florence A. Rutherford in 1952 that the American people had a ~antastlc notion o wl~t Dwight Eisenhowor could do if Mrs. Dora Henry Honored elected president. It seemed to me l then and seems to me now that At was ridiculously unfair to Mr. On Her 80th Birthday Elsenhower to ~-ink that simply because he had headed .the armies in the Great Invasion he, by rea- With Surprise Dinner son of this, could and would make a great president. And those who Mrs. Dora Henry was given a are disappointed Wi,th Mr. Eisen- pleasant surprise Sunday in honor hower's performance should con- of her 80th birthday by her son cede, under the sobering influence and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. of second ,thought, that they real- Ralph Henry of Tenth Avenue, ly had no right to expeot~ Mr. Eis- R~nson when ~he was guest of enhower to be even an average honor at a birthday dinner at president, much more a great one. their home. Certainly not in modern ,times, if Mrs. Raymond Crum provided a ever, have we ever sent a man ,to beautifully decorated birthday the most exalted position in ,the cake and after the dinner many land with so little preparations in persons called to wish Mrs. Hen- the things one must know ff he is ry a happy blr, thday. to effectively perform the job. Those presen?~ for the dinner The .Vhough prevailed, and in were: Mrs. Henry and Mr. Wil- some quarters still prevails, that Ham Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Vdr- if General FAsenhower could head gil Bea~hm, Mr. Bradley He.nry~ an army that whipped Hi,tler and Mrs. Phyllis Farmer and daugh- Mussolini he could, by reason of ~ers Joyce and Betty; Mrs. Llllie this, be an authority on such to- Yager, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ya- tally unrelated matters as The ger and son of Stanley, Va., Mr. Farm Problem, The L~bor Prob- and Mrs. Robert Yager and son, lem, the Business Problem, The Mrs. Jewel Bon4fant and daughter Welfare Problem, The Civil Rights Problem and ten thousand other problems that a president simply must know something about if he is to steer a reasonaJbly safe cour se. It is not enough that a pres- ident can get advisors and adminis trators to advise and administrate the programs. The presiden~ him- self must see and understand the problem and conceive the ,policy aimed to solve it. and when he fails in either of these his Admin- istration is in very serious trouble .for the plain and simple reason that he has no Administration. One of the great weaknesses of the Elsenhower Administration has been its ~ttempt to delegate that which in the very essence of our system of government .cannot be delegated, For in delegating to depar,~men.t heads virtttaliy absol- ute authority the central uni*ty of purpose is lost, and the result is chaos and confusion. And those who hav'e led the President into this way Of thinking, for whatever motive, have done him a grave dis service and have doomed ,his Ad- ministration *for whatever other place it may have held in history. It is hard for Americans to rea l~ze that they 'frequez~tly pay dear ly when they ~ttempt to :bestow high 'honor on popular idols, and sometimes t'he idols themselves get destroyed in the process. It is unfortunate th_~t we frequentty place a higher value on sheer pop- ularity than on ability. This is not to say that Mr. Eisenhower is able in his field; but In the of politics and governmen~ Mr. Els enhower could hardly be ex1~cted to be an authority. By his own ad- mission he took little in,teYest in matters of state and government, exclusive of the mll,itary, during his long ~period of valuable mili- tary service. He never voted until 1948, although voting restraints on the military had been removed years before And because he was not too seriously concerned With ,these problems he found the pres ldency, when i,t was given to him, strange and demanding. But maybe there is a bright side to it after all Suppose Mr. Eisen- bower, with his inexperience, had tried wi~h complete zeal to ~er- form ~the inhuman tasks ~he peo- ple thought he could perform? Hts Administration has lacked leader- ship. R might well be that we ere better off v~lthout he kind he might have given. The Harpers Ferry Foundation a group of Jefferson countians most of them from the Harpers Ferry area who ~re aware of the historic lmportantance of the town, are making plans for an ap propriate centennial commemora- tion of the John Brown raid some time during the month of October. A~though this year in a sense marks the beginning of ,the Civil War Cer~tennial events, nothing special in the way of marking the year will ~ake place until October. It was in 1859 that the John Brown raid occurred but the Civil War did not break out until 1861. Plans are not far enough ad- vanced yet for full announcement at Harpers Ferry. However, the National Park Service has assur- red residents of that area that i,ts policy is to cooperate with local groups that wan~t to spormor anni versary programs. At least one of the town's bus- inessmen is making plans to tie in his activities during the com- ing year with the cer~tennlal. From the standpoint of timing, the John Brown raid permits an exact 100th anniversary program in ideal weather and scenery con- diions. The insurrectionist set out for Harpers Ferry on the night of October 16, 1859 held the town all of Silver ~pring, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Seal, Mr. Max Barrow and Miss Sylvia Henry. ,Aznong the callers i.n the @fter- noon were: Mr. and Mrs. Dimple Robinson, Charles Beaten and Her man Spear. Justin Boyd Completes Marine Recruit Training Parris Island, S. C. (FHTNC)- Justin G. Boyd, son of Mrs. Mis- souri E. Boyd of Seventh Avenue, Ranson, is completed recruit ,train ing Jan. 7 at 'the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. Relatives and friends of many during October 17, and was cap- tured on October 18. Those three days ,fall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this year; althou~ph they were Sunday through Tuesday in 1859 Autumn scenery is generally beginning to reach its climax a- round Harpers Ferry in mid-Oct-, ober. The National Park Service has been readying ~he Harpers Ferry National Monument as rapidly as possible to meet the ex,peoted in- crease in tourist travel this year. Even residents of Harpers Ferry have admi:~ed tha~ they didn't ex !pe~t the tremendous upsurge An touri,st trade that has occurred in the past ,two or three years In spite of the fact that the develop- meat of the area is only begin- ning, nearly a quarter-million per sons visi,ted Harpers Ferry during last year-abou, t one-third the hum bar of tourists who visited Ge~ys burg last year. Res~ration at Harpers Ferry has been concentrated in the bus- mess area of the town where work ers have been removing upper stor ies ~rom bullding~s that were added af, ter the Civil War setting up wln dow displays, improving visitors' facilities and cleaning up he rub ble t~at had accumulated over the long decades of hard times in Har pars Ferry. to witness the graduation ceremon les. The 12-week training schedule izlcluded drill, bayonet training, physical conditioning, parades and ceremonies and other mi,litary sub Jects. Three weeks were spent on the rifle range where the recruits fir- ed the M-1 rifle and received in- structions in basic Marine infan- try weapons. This' recruit training prepares young Leathernecks for further specialized infantry training at Camp I.~Jeune, N. C. U. S. may Increase assistance to Indonesia. of the new Marines were on hand ed at record size. World merchant marine report- FOR DRESS OR FOR SCHOOL PER 'PAIR Entry From Charles Town Women's Club In Sewing Contest In Suede, Navy Patent Black, Smooth and Brown. All Good Shdes and Well- Known Brands Such As Billekin, Hus- SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON rACkERS 4---A THURSDAY, By Mrs. Mary Bruce Furr Regular preaching service Sun- day morning, January 25 in the Leetown Methodivt Church at 10: 30 by the pastor key. Samuel Bu cher Sunday School at 9:45. Don't forget ~he Women's Soc- iety of Chrisuan ~erwce will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. How ard Bugle Friday night, January 23. Miss Carolyn Ware w~s given a SUrprlse birthday party a~ her home on her 16th birthday Satur- day, January 3 from 2-5. Those present were Kitty and Vicki Blue Joyce and Harriett Stanley, Sally Ann Watson, Darlene and Rickle Ware, They each presented her Wi~h very nice g~ts. After an even ing of fun a ,three tier cake was served ,from the dining room tab le with ice cream, cookies, candy, pop corn balls, potato chips and POp. Then on Sunday afternoon January 4 some o,f C~rolyn's school mates gave her a party at the home of Sandra Hehie in Char les Town. Those presen~ included Mary Jenkins, Kay Rudolph, Nan cy Gletzes, Lind~ Andrews, Betty Cane and Sandra Hehle. Delicious refreshments were served by the girls and Mrs. Hehle. They all gave her money ~or a blvthday gift Mrs. Mary Bruce Furr spent Thursday night in Charles To~rn wi~h Mr. and Mrs. Clark Furr and family expecting to return home Friday evening after i,t snowed so much and the ro~ds were so dan- gerous she didn't get home until Saturday afternoon. Mr .and Mrs. C~arland~ Moore were callers Saturday night vi%h Mr. and Mrs. Charles Willis. Sunday a'fternoon 'Mrs. Charles Willis was a caller Wi,th Mrs. ~VIary Bruce Purr. Mr. ,and Mrs. Lyle Purr and son Kim of Charles Town were supper guests Sunday evening wi,th Mrs. Mary Bruce Purr. Mr. ,and Mrs. Charles Owens and sons were dinner guests Sun- day wi~h Mr. and 'Mrs. A. D. Jones and family. Mrs. John Martin, a very active member in the Charles Town Club )4 m To Give For An examination at Kearneysville, W, year will be open appllc~tlon until Commission Competitors for vacancy in ~c~s cKY that they can de~l lic agreeably and that they are would comm~nd the confidence of i office.. They must i their background to maintain coun~ts or knowledge of postal Applicants must test. Those who signed ,final of this test and on ce and .fitness for They must have the delivery of ,the year immediately Closing date of the In addition, ~hey ed their 18th ing date ,for cations. Persons over age cannot be Complete examination structions ,for filing may be obtained at lice for which th~s being announced. Corms must ~be filed' Civil Service ington 25, D. C. eeived or than ,the Canadians urged to onomy ~rom inflation. Macedonia finds ing profitable. RUBBER Size you desire. cient Service. SPIRIT VOCATE OFFICE, Street. Jan. ]de Pups, Etc. m PER PAIR Many Pumps and Sandals From must bear the brunt of the responsibility for explaining has entered the Sewing Contest that Hoffaism and unionism are not the same. and hat 'for 1968-59. She has been a very busy lady selecting a vogue wat- it is unfair to condemn the whole barrel because of the few tern and threading needles and dis bad apples. Organized labor is a credit to the country, but it needs the help of the Congress to protect itself from its racketeers. YOUR LETTERS-- ... We again invite and urge all readers to use as of ten as they care too, our "Letters to the Editor" col- umns. We are always happy and eager to receive your own comments, whether you agree or disagree with us, Your ideas about Editorials and other features in this newspaper are always welcome... Your name may be withheld on request and editing rights are reserved. Send in your questions or comments and we will be very happy to publish them... HOOKED! Cushing. Okla.-Fisherman Bob- by Joy Wilson, 22 was holding four fish hooks between his lips when a friend slapped him on the back. He gulped the hObks, giving doc tors food ~or thought as to the best methods of removal. London, England-As from now, you c~a count All ~miLh out ol t the do,it-yourself brigade. Alf, 32, a pipefltter, started to paper the kitchen of his suburban home. First he had to strip the walls The roof fell in. Part of the wall fell out. The door dropped off. Then the chimney toppled into the back yard. Alf escaped to cover, then call- ed the proie~zonal~. cussing "An Ideal Costume for the Club Woman's Wardrobe" which she plans to model in Moorefleld, February 7. Mrs. O. S. Bloom, Club Presldent will accompany Mrs. Martin to Moorefield. The contest AS under the spon- sorship of the ~FWC wi, th the cooperation of Vogue P~ttterz~ Ser- vice and t~e Woman's Club Ser- vice Bureau. All entries must be made from Vogue Patterns.- They have many fabulous a- wards. The .first Prize Winner will be given a 3 week ~rlp to Paris and London for two or $1,.500 In ~cash. The Clu~0 of which she is a member of will receive $500 also. For interested members infor- mation Mrs. Martin has chosen he Pattern featured on the C0v- er Copy of Vogue Magazine. Tf Mrs. Martin is a winner in Moore field, her ,garment and slides of her modeling will be sent to the S~te. There, it will be :judged along Wi,th other Districts and ff a winner she will have ~he Honor to model it at the Green- brier at ~tate Convention in Mar- oh. DRESS AND SERVICE Values PER PAIR To $6.95 to Choose.. Suede - Patent All High Qu'ali'ty Shoes We] Makes Such ,as Miracle Tread Fashion Craft. VALUES TO $10.95 'Come Early For The Best THESE ARE-ALL NEW STYLES AND I ATTERNS WE ARE OFFERING AS SPECIAL BIRTHDAY SALES BARGAINS. BECAUSE OF THESE LOW PRICES THERE WILL BE .... NO 'EXCHANGES-.--NO REFUNDS .... ALL SALES WILL rBE FINAL. Phone 796 West Washington Street Charles Town, ;ii 'i !i / ii:i