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10 YEARS AGO --- 1948 ~1~ r aCt0r collections for ~'~a~ar Year just closed show ~t;~ ~r the second straight |~ ~l!eetions were $7,433.- a~ $7~re(l so $7,690 72 for 1947 ,9G3 78 for '946" vchich was ~/~.tirae high since initial in- [~,11 h2 1941. ~t~ ~10:.aing Joe Thompson re- ge ~t'~quest for merchandise ,_ ~ms season A man ask ~l~'~eetric f~n. "After estab- [~ ~il ~ zact that he was ser- t~S~re~ue~t the merchant eat and not for ins ~t. We are reminded ~,~,ter one blows Onm~~ ~ ~arra them and ~/a~,~P ~o cool i~. ~h~at Elite Clean- 735 ers will change hands with he sale of the business by Elmo Wag- eley ~o Blackwell Davis, formerly of Birmingham, Ala. DIED: Mrs. Ethel Worthington Venning, widow of Dr. Richard E. Venning, one of the founders of Charles Town General Hospital, died last Thursday in Charlottes- ville, Va. where she had resided following Dr. Venning's death u- bout 30 years ago. MARRIED: Miss Harriet Hollo- way of Harrison, Arkansas became the bride of William P. Perks of Charles Town; Mr. and Mrs. John Moncure Daniel of the Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Vs. an- noqnce the engagement of their daughter Anne Leavell to Fletcher 'Sidney C~ter of DubliN, Ga. 20 YEARS AGO -- 1938 The 1~t. Rev. William Loyall Gra v~tt, the retiring head of the Pro- .testant Episcopal Church of W. Va. and the l~t. Rev. Robert E. L. Strider, who succeeds the former as Bishop of the Diocese of W. Vs. were honored ~t a dinner given un~ der ,the ,auspices of .the Eastern Convocaion held in ~he Charles Town High School gymnasium. LI COMPLETE LINE OF Ranges, Refrigerators, Washers, Etc. SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY. MAGAHA'S APPLIANCE CENTER Telephone 424 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. I We Have Purpose Clubs For TaXes, Insurance Premmms, Vaca- tions Or Any Other Necessary l)enditures. DiVide Your Desired Amount By and Pay By the Week. :COnae In and T'a I k About the Details. With Us Federal | Deposit Insurnace Corporation Federal Reserve System Ranson, W. Y a. No SERVICE ON CHECKING CHARGE ACCOUNTS. A. S. Allen has been on the Board of Managers of the Charles Town General Hospital for near- ly seventeen years has resigned his resigna~tion becoming effective at once. Dr. E. L. McDonald President of ,the Kiwanis Club, named Burns Huyett and George M. Beltzhoov- er, Jr. a com,mi,~tee to represent the Clu~b at ,a con,ference ,that will discuss vcays and means of secur- ing a bridge for the Shenandoah River at Ha~pers Ferry. Other mem,bers to attend ,the conference will be Joseph Warrenfeltz, Roger Rissler and Dr. G. P. Morison, re- ~presenting the Board of Trade; Henry Sydnor, Thomas Moore, Jr. and Edward McDonald ~for ,the Charles Town Lions Club. DIED: A,t 'his home near Sum- mi,t Point, J. William Childs, ~t her home on W. Washington St. ,Charles Town, Mrs. Mary Esther Frazier; Ernest Peacher ~former resident of Bolivar, in a Washing- ~on, D. C. Hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile acci- dent. MARRIED:At the home of the ,bride's parents in Winston-Salem, N. C. Miss Martha Lee Myers ,to Mr. C. Manning S~ith. Stockholders of ~he Bank of Charles Town at ,their annual meeting reelected ~heir Board of Directors and added one new mere ber that o,f the Cashier, W. L. Gib- son. Joseph A. Warren,fel~tz purchas- ed ,the property of the W. Va. Mills Inc. formerly known as the Jeff- erson Ml,lls located on N. Samuel St. Charles Town. 30 YEARS AGO -- 1928 DIED: Mrs. Ellen Virginia Lick- lider, wife o~ Edward T. Licklider a.t her home in Shepherdstown, W. Va.; a,t his home near Boyce, Vs. ,former Sttvte Senator Brice Ca.tlet,t .,yell known in the political life of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia; George W. Glasscock of Summi,t Point in ~he Winchester Memorial Hospital; Edna Skinner ,at the home of her parents County Surveyor and Mrs. J. J. Skinner. Charles P. Weller announced ,the open~ing of ,the Lakeland Caverns Dan,ce Hall. J. W. Everhart ,was ,the purchas er of ,the Sidney Staubs property, a dwelling and 5 acre~ of land at Silver Grove, Harpers Ferry Dis- ~tri et. The total number of mator ve- hicle licenses issued in 1928 in W. Va. was 257,257 yielding in reven- ue to 'the State $4,142,945.55. The Sta,te Heal,th Dept. in a press service article release s,ta~ted not ,to close schools if an elZdemic ~threatened .and so turn hundreds of .children lose to roam where they will. 40 YEARS AGO -- 1918 Zero weather prevailed in Char les Town fololwing as nowSall. Judge Frank B. Whiting appoint ed Eugene Glover, Clerk of the Courts at Berryville, ~to succeed George Gl~ss who resigned be- cause of ill-health after serving in the posi~tion many years. Will~am Myers died ~t the home of his son, G. W. Myers near Uvil la. Among our county soldiers who had been in service in France in the World War ,to return ~ere Crei ,gbton Tabb. Lt. William Neill and Luneeford Lewis, John and Gar- land Hendricks ~from the Uvilla neigl~boehood were sent ~to Ger- many with ,the Ar~ny Of Occupat- ion. 50 YEARS AGO -- 1908 DIED:At her home in Martins- burg, Mrs. Lucy E. Barr, wife of Samuel Barr, formerly of ,this county near Kearneysvflle, James T. Trussell. C.B. Wentzell was reelected mayor of Harpers Ferry and C. Vie ~or Di.~tmeyer reelected to a sim- ilar position In Bolivar. Tucker ~Brooke who had been the Rhodes Scholar ~t Oxford Uni- versity, England, for three years was elected adjunct professor of English at Cornell University, Ith lea, N. Y. C. J. Cullers bought ~the CoN- man residence property, West Washington Street, Charles Town paying $2,000 for it. Kiwanians To Honor International Head At Ladie's Night The Charles Town Kiwanis Club held its regular vaeeting in The Thomas Jefferson Hotel Thursday evening wi~h a good attendance. It was announced ,the Key Club Divisional Mee,~ng will be held in .the Parish House next Sunday af- ternoon. The Key Club Committee said that they would attend that convention. Joe Thompson, Chairman of the Klwanis Educationa! Comet.tee, gave a talk on the work of his com mi,~tee in educating members into the true spirit of Kiwanis. The president announced that on February 17, at 6:30 p. m. the club will ~old a Ladies Nite Inter- Club Meeting at the Moose Lodge. A turkey dinner ~vith all of the trimmings will be served. The oc- casion being to honor Kiwanis In tern~tional President Kenneth Lo heed of Toronto, Canada. Presi- dent Loheed will be ~0he principal "speaker. Governor of the West Vir ginia Distpi~t, Robert I. Buroh- inal will also speak. Invitations are being sent ~to all of the Clubs in the West Virginia Districts as well as ,the surround- ing clubs in the Capi,tol Disti;ict. "REMEMBER HIGHWAY SAF- ETY IS EVERYBODY'S JOB". Named Home Service Supervisor For PE For Four.State Area MISS LAVETTA FRALEY Miss Lavetta Fraley, home ser- vice advisor for the Potomac Ligh't and Power Company here, has been ~ppointed Home Service Su- pervisor for the Potomac Edison System. Her al~poin~ment was ef- fctive January 1. In her position as Home Service Supervisor, Miss Fraley will super vise and coordinate the activities I~m~|~e of the various home service advis- I~"OII~D Town Wo,,,afl's- ors throul~hout the four-state area [ served by PE tClub To Help Mrs. Natalie Myrick, home ser-[ vice advisor for the power corn-I ,party's Berkeley Springs area, ,has[Through Care Program been named 'to fill the vacancy created by Miss Fraley's promo- tion. Mrs. Myrick wil serve both ,the Martinsburg and Berkeley Springs districts. Miss Fraley has been with the utility company since 1938 when she began .her employmen,t in I Shepherdstown. In 1940 she trans- ferred to Maz;~InSburg as home lighting specialist and worked in that ewpacity ur~til 1942 when she was named home service advisor at Charles Town. She assumed duties as imme ser vice advisor for the company's Martin~burg District in 1954 and remained in that post until her recent advan, eemen,t. A native of Shepherdstown, Miss Fraley at~tended grade and high schools in ~hat community and later a,ttended Shepherd College there. She is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bache- lor of Science Degree in Home Eeo nomics. Miss Fraley is a member of the Shepherdstown branch of the Am erican Association of University Women, the Eastern Panhandle Members of the Charles Town Woman's Club are putting Amer- ica's pioneering s,piri~t ~o work a- cross ~the world. They're going to give needy people the tools to help themselves to a better future. Plans for this aid, ~hich will stimulate educe0t- ion in its broadest sense, were an- nounced by Mrs. O. S. Bloom, club president. The local effort is part of a national two-year project un- dertaken by the General Federat- ion of Women's Clubs, through Care Self-Help Program. All funds raised bY Federated Clubs in the United States, Mrs. Bloom said will be used for schools community "centers and other training insti,tutions in a dozen' countries of Asia, Europe, ~the Mid dle East and Latin America. The supplies include such i.tems as school kits, new books for elem- entary to university studen.ts, ag- ricultural and vocational .tools, midwifery kits and Sewing Mach ines. "Education is ,the basic need in underdeveloped lands". It has to reach everyone from the ~tudents in classroms to the men and worn en in the village. It has to take every $orm, from reading and wri ring to ,t,he techniques of better health and grea~er productivity. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1959 5---B Self-respect is as importar t to the poorest peasant overseas as it is to us in America. People are eager to learn how to use their ~vn re- sources. We are sure the people in Mexico w~ll make the most of ,their resources if they have ,the opportunities and tools to work with. The club has already sent a lib- eral cash Con, tribution to the Care Project and it is our hope to send seeds in the near future. Three Jefferson County Youths Enlist In Navy Three Jefferson Coun.ty Youths were recently enlisted in the Uni- ,ted States Navy through the local Navy Recruiting officer who works out of the Mar~insburg Navy Re- crui~ting station in the Postollice building there. Robert Harold Longerbeam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clif~ton Longerbeam of Summit Point, a graduate of Charles Town High School and now employed by Rob err W. Withers in Berryville, Va. is one of the enlistees. Another is Harold Lee Shaffer, sort of Mrs. Marybelle V. Hollis of Harpers Ferry. Shaffer is a grad- uate of Harpers Ferry High School and he is now employed by ~the Charles Town Race Track. John Frederick 1~binson. a graduate of Charles Town High Schema, Who has j~st completed a four year enlistment. He went :back as a Machinists Mate Second Class. Both LongePbeam and Sha- i ffer are now receiving reerui ~rain ing a,t tim Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. McOuilkin Renamed To Head Jefferson GOP; Plan Lincoln Dinner Cooper McQuilkin of Shepherds town, was re-named president of the Jeffel:son County Republican Club at the annual organizational meeting held Friday nigh~ in Funk houser Auditorium in Ransom Other ot/icers chosen were Har- ry C. Nicewarner of Charles Town vice-president; Ed Blake of Sum mit Point, secretary and Frank O. Tru~mp of Kearneysvitle. treasurer, The club is planning to have its annual Lincoln Day dinner at a tame nex,t month o be announced later. Ti~e organization is moving is headquarters ,to the Funkhouser otYice ~buitding in P~nson. U. S. may increase assistance to Indonesia, $ Regular NOW ONLY NOW ONLY i 4252 m A WEEK EASY TERMS I , Phone 17 Vs. ! SUPPLY Charles Town, W. The Newesl of Everything Great/ The Greatest of Everything New I looking? You bet! And comfortable, too! Sure, styling is important iu a new car. You expect a uew car to be sleek and smart- but not at the expense of comfy,ft. Yet in trying to dcsign a car as low and modert looki tg as the Swept-\Vi g Dodge, some '59 cars have practically desi m'd out the people. Not Dodge. It's designed arotmd you. It's easier to get into (no pr6trudi~tg door posts), easier to get out of (no high door sills to trip over), more comfortable to sit ia (tlmre's room to spare). All this and Swivel Seats, tool N Be sure to watch the "Dodge Dancing Party" with Lawrence Welk every week on ABC-TV. Check your paper for time and chaunel. CIIURCII