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WEST VIRGINIA'9 OLDEST NEWSPAPER GHARL,[S TOWN. W. VA. , H [ . , j BEST MEDIUIM OF ADVERTISING FOR REACHING THE BUYING POWER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY AND ALl. EURROUNDING AREA8 FOR MORE THAN lie YEARB. RE.AD EVERY WEEK BY MORE THAN -- 20,000 PERSONS -- [ ,i ,T , , , h PUBLIBHED BY THE JEFFERBON PUBLIIHING COMPANY, INC. AND ENTERED AT THE CHA~LEE TOWN PorroFP'IGE EVERY THURIDAY AE BECONg CLJ4SR MAIL M A~'Tli~. i ~r m i, , SPIRIT EBTABLIBHEJD 1844 -- ADVOCATE ErfABLIBHED IBBE COMBINED MARCH !. 194B i J M~( BROWN. EDII"OK OFFICE NORTH GEORGE STREST -- TELEPHONE 22g m, i NATIONAL ADVEWrlIIINO REPREEENTATIVEE WEEKLY N|~VVBPAPER REPRESENTATIVES. INC. 40& FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK |a, N. Y. ATI.ANTA -- CHICAGO -- Diri~o IT -- I.~E ANIELEE ., ill m , m ii i, i i ii i , , ALL BUIECRIP~/II:HMR I~EI.l~lnU~ IN YNE I~rATE ARE lUJK~r ~ro i~ CONIUNEI~I EAI.IHI TAX,gUl|Cllil~lOR Ila.BO PER YllL~R IN ADVANCE .......... ~ r, ,m ,i , MigMmEII OR THE NATIONAL EDITORIAL )N Thursday, January 26, 1961 i ill i f ii i i THE WEATHER Well, Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, once remarked that everyone talked about the weather V ..... i but no one e er did anythmg about it. The pelt ls wellI taken, although we are ready to admit that if there was] anything we could do about it we would. Just yesterday l we overheard a conversation between two gentlemen, oneI of whom was of the opinion it was the worst winter since 1896 and the other of whom was of the opinion that it was the worst winter since 1917. Suffice it to say that it has been a rough one. The ground has not been bare since December 11, and frequent high winds have made many a secondary road impassable. It seems odd that marts inventive genuis has reached the point where the realms of outer space are within his reach, and yet at the same time a few well placed snowflakes can almost Peep him from the corner grocery store. One member of our staff was lamenting the weather to his.Wife the other day, only to be told by her that in just a few months it would be Spring. But our man had all- ready had enough. He looked daggers at his spouse and r g~ then said, Yes; and when Spring comes all I ll be hear- ing is about how necessary it is to mow the grass." WHAi MAKES MAIN STREET GO? This week throughout the 50 stads some 11,00() editors of similar daily, weekly and semi-weekly newspapers will lock up their forms and "go to press". Their papers will carry the only broadly circulated written record of the people and events, the problems and opinions that shape our lives in the .community, the state and nation. Their editorial pages provide the greatest forum of independent free expression in the world. The value of this in a country where majority opinion will decide public policies with which we all must live cannot be overestimated. On the pages of these thousands of papers will run the advertising that gives the spark to the engine of private enterprise. Our tremendous transportation and retailing systems, capable of moving and displaying all the nation's wares, would be of little use unless people knew what pro- ducts were available, at what cost, where they could be purchased, and in addition, were inspired with the desire tA( vertising """ makes Main Street go in ev 'T city, towu and village throughout the 50 states. The head of every family knows that the only way to find the right price for the quality merchandise desired is to compare the adver- tisements, whether the problem is making out the week's grocery list, buying a new house or trading in the old car. Advertising supports the radio and television programs, the magazines and periodicals which provide information, ,news and entertainment and it makes independent news papers possible. There would be no free press were it not for advertising by the local merchants and industries who support the press but do not control it. Whether you are selling, buying or merely interested in remaining a free informed citizen of the United States, advertising performs a three - sided and indispensable service. C. Of C. Offers Help In $olvir j Water Sydem Purchase Problems A committee from the Jeffer- would be possible to proceed with son County Chamber of Culler-I the transaction, and yet have all ce appeared before Charles Town]parties involved be covered. Council aL the regular meetingI Councilman George Mullen re- Monday night, Jan. 16 and inquir I ported that representatives of the ed the reasori, for the delay in the] Council will meet today.(Jan. 26) program which the Charles Town ] at 2 p. m. with repr~entatives of Council initiated some time ago I the Charles A Hinsch Bonding for the purchase of the Water sy-]Company of Chicago, Ill. and of- stem which services Charles lficials of the Water Company to Town and Ranson. . . ]try and iron out the problems. The Committee composetl ozI , Joseph Staley, president of the U.|JI. It .... C. of C., Allen Marshall and Thor j ffl llliCl noius UUWII nton Wilt, also Inquired if there l is any way the Chamber of Corn-I[~|llt$1h: ~H~n~m~rA meres can be of any help in sol-I--~m,~ ~lJ~,,~,l,I, ring the problems which are hold ! ............. .......... i wsm me auenaance small De- hag up negouauons mr me par-~ ..... s f cause oz nao weamer (12 pros chase of the water ystem rum ] the Peoples Water Service Com.|eat) Kiwanians had only an in- pany of Baltimore, Md. [formal dinner-meeting Thursday Council informed the commit-I nits at the Tnomas Jefferson. It tee {hat the delay - has been ] was announced that the Club will brought about by a water rights ] join the Junior Chamber of Corn- problem which has developed sin-] merce with other Civic organizat- ce the town moved to purchase |ions in a Ladies Night meeting the water system. ] next Wednesday alight, Jan. 25 at Involved in the legal matter|6:30 in the Citizens Fire Compan are the Peoples Water Service lies dining room. Senator Jen. Company, the municipality of l nings Randolph has arranged for Charles Town and Henry Daven-Ia prominent speaker to address port of Attona Farm, the proper.J the gathering. ty where the water rights prob-[ After the meeting a group of lem has developed. ]Kiwanians patrolled the roads a- The problem concerns water[round town, helping motorists feeding into ~ind from under.l who were stranded in the snow ground springs near and on the| storm. , Altona farm property. |...... The C. of :C. committee made|RANSON HELPERS MEET inquiry as to whether the Bond- / JANUARY 26 AT 7:30 i~. Cnmnany representing the/ City,of CharlesTowninthe water] The Ranson Helpers Club will system purchase could provide a | meet Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 at head-large enough 6o that itltheclazbroom. NEW RATES: Inoa.,. By an Act of the 1961 Legislature, an additional Con- the list of blood donors 'at the visit of the Red Cross sumers' Sales Tax of one cent on each dollar, in excess of Bloodmobile unit to Charles one dollar has been imposed. Such measure was effective Town on Tuesday, Jan. 10 were immediately upon the Governor's signature. According to 12 employees of the E. E. Fair- an opinion of the Attorney General the additional tax will child Toy Factory in Ransom The be computed in the following manner: There is no additional tax on sales of one dollar ($1.00) or less. The first dollar of any sale is exempt from any additional tax. The Consumers' Sales Tax on a transaction will be the pre$ent two per-cent rate plus an additional one cent of tax on each dollar or fraction thereof over the first dollar of such transaction. To illustrate: Sale total .... $10.00 ' Present tax - - . .20 Additional tax on the nine dollars in excess of first $1.00 .09 m. Total including tax - - - $10.29 If the sale is in round dollars, the same result may be arrived at by multiplying the whole dollars of a sale by three percent and deducting one cent from the results Example $10.00 x .03-- .30 less .01= .29 Tax). The tax on uneven amounts (Example $10.15) may be arrived at by multiplying the whole dollars of a sale by three percent and adding one cent for each fifty cents or fraction there- of. The following table is for your help in computing the total tax: Tax at 3% on Tax at 1% on Total Sale Price Even Dollars Each 50c Tax Due .01 to .05 None .06 to .50 .01 .01 .51 to 1.00 .02 .02 1.01 to 1.50 .03 .01 .04 1.51 to 2.00 .03 .02 .05 2.01 to 2.50 .06 .01 .07 2.51 to 3.00 .06 .02 .08 3.01 to 3.50 .09 .01 .10 STATE TAX COMMISSIONER Charleston, W. Vs. I Powhatan Brass and Iron Works usually the leaders in giving blood was second with 11 employ- ees donating a pint of blood. The General Telephone Com- pany had seven employees give and Dixie-Narco, Leggett's De- partment Store and the Harpers Ferry National Park Service each had five. Caleb Burns, representing the Kiwanis Club made the four gal lon club this time and Glenp Ramsburg and Roger Ramey, re- presenting the Citizen's Fire Corn puny, each made the two gallon club. James Cameron of the Michi- gan Limestone Company; Conrad Hammann and Randolph Andersl of the Valley Board Corporation; James R. Henry of Powhatan Brass; Frank Anderson of the National Park Service; William Ott of Dixie-Narco and Carl Shenk, Esso Distributors, each made the gallon club. A total of 115 persons present- ed themselves and 105 were aSle to donate. There were 29 new don ors and 40 replacements. The list of those who assisted with the Bloodmobile and dona- ted, blood were: The staff--Mrs. C. S. Shoemak- er, receptionist; Mrs. O. L. Wilt, Mrs. C. K. Emery, Registrars; Mrs. William Hund, typist; Anne Aldridge, Mrs. Brown Rissler, Mrs. Brooke Blackford, Mrs. G. K. Wysong, Mrs. Dale, Key- ser, Mrs. H. P. Whitmore and Mrs. Lacey Bailey, canteen. Adm. George R. Cooper, Mrs. cats a site, reported omthe prop- erty located in Frederick County, Virginia. Details will be announ ced when purchase has been con. automated. At that time the Pros bytery will proceed to the devel- opment of a year round program of activities for all ages. The one hundred representati- ves of the churches-Ministers and Ruling Elders-heard the annual statistical reports for 1960 pres- ented by the Stated Clerk, Dr. Charles C. Cowsert and took note of significant increases in mem- bership. Sunday School enroll- ment and benevolence. The Pres- bytery is approaching member- ship of 10,000 and gifts to outside causes approximate $200,000. To- tal Church contributions for th~ year were $815,745. aproximate $200,000. Total Chur- ch contributions for the year were $815,745. Commissioners elected to repro sent the Presbytery at the 1961 General A~sembly of the Presby. terian Church, meeting April 27- May 3 in the Highland Park Presbyterian Church of Dallas Texas were: Ministers, Charles C. Cowsert, Winchester; Leslie T. West, Jr., Romney; Lamar F. Ne- ville, Martinsburg. Ruling Elders, Charles Kirk, Romney; Donald J. Baker, Moorefield; E, O. Bosley Gormania. Inapiration for the day was pro vided by the Presbyterial Sermon preached by the Rev. Carlyle A. McDonald of Charles Town on the subject of "God's Grace". SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON rAnu Rs 4--A THURSDAY, JANUARY Communion was administered by the Rev. Leslie T. West Jr. of Romney and the Roy.. Dale M. Jones of Mr. Storm. By Miss Lillian Myers Death Of Mr. Welch The many friends of Mr. Rob- eft Welch will grieved to learn of his death which occurred in the Charles Town Hospital. Ser- vices were held in Williams Mem- orial Church here Saturday morn ing. Mr. Harry Darr of Shenandoah, Va. visited his sister and brother in-law Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Sloat last week. Mrs. Katie Hare of Paw Paw, W. Va. is visiting at the home of her sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Grocer Leith. Mrs. Leo Anderson is a patient in the Charles Town Hospital. Dr. and Mrs. John Potter and son Jeffrey returned to their home in Cleveland, Ohio after having spent the past week with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. Clive Myers. Mrs. Grocer Leith is a patient in the Winchester Memorial Hos pital, Winchester, Va. Mrs. Ray Seal has her home after the Charles Town Mr. and Mrs. Hagerstown were of his sister and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Mrs. John Weller stairs at her home three ribs. Sunrise Nei Club Met At Lee' The Sunrise Nei Club of Jefferson its meeting on at Lee Viands. The were in charge of Those who took sen CarroT and The program was Jimmie Blue. Those short talks were MarY Pack and Snack and on Showing A Cow. Lee Viands and all read parts on The club will hold! August instead of ehievement banquet The club is meeting for the girls The next Barbara Maddex's Reporter, James M. Mason, III, Mrs. George R. Heidrich and Mrs. H. H. Hun- , ~ , , ter, administration. PRESIDENT STAHR'S cording to the forecast. The U. Mrs. Donald Baumgardner, Mrs. Paul Milton and Mrs. John APPOINTMENT_:_.. (S. Weather Bureau also forecast Porterfield, nurses; Mrs. George It is very heartening that the colder.than.normal weather in Shortley, nurses aide. the first weks of the new year. president of West Virginia Uni- Other predictions have generally~ erMrs" Phil Porterfield Sr., label versity has been selected as a agreed that it will be a cold win- The donors were: Wayne Kil- member of President-elect John ter. F. Kennedy's cabinet. This selec- As for the rest of the year, the mer, Betsy Burns, Ralph Budden- teen speaks well for both the Un general guess by most of the hagen, Caleb Burns, Walter Bur- iversity and West Virginia, and it guessers seems to be that sum- dick, Mary Grimes, Paul Milton, is our fervent hope that ElvEs J. mer will not be too hot in 1961. Roger Ramey, Margaret Staubs, Earl T. Painter, Glenn Specht, Stahr, Jr. will return to the gi- Nowadays, the weather is not Russell Jones, Robert D. Stone, gantic work he has undertaken at the University just as soon as he as important to as many people M. A. Brooks, Robert Merchant, h .... is ervice to th as it once was Farmers still are .......... h An as compmtea n s e lmaao nr ht,nlr~n hv (+ sad if ie wlniam ~norts, ztanaolp - federal government. I ver/im~,orKn't~'in"an a-ricult'ural ders Edward L. Pine, Lee Rams West Virginia. also received area such as ours. In other places, iburg' CurtisBennett, James Lan some gooa pUl~llCity as a sloe-~, ............ + ~...~ ...... ~. ~. i caster, Jr., uame~ ~. ~.,,,~.~,,~, I II light to President Stahr's appoint d~xs'art'd-'o~a~bo~t~ir~bu's'~nes's'Kenneth Feltner, ~eorge A. J U 3 ment When he was bein, examin I 7~ y .- * - - ~Brown, Margaret McDonald, Will "~ ~ ~wnatever ne weamer outsme. I ........... C~I I ed by the Senate Armed ServiceI Nonetheless the weather is the ]am J~racKert, Anna ttusseu , Juo Committee with the approval of lone tonic everyone can talk a- iith A. Jordan, Ernest Houser, Jr. his appointment, Chairman R!ch-lbout da'-ily and slaare a mutual in-:Venton Plum, Emery J. Kable, ara,, ,ts" Kussell ox ~eorgia said: ]terest in, and never exhaust all an~ Jack rmyett, ~narms ~own," m I m glad to see that the State ] new and chanain~ conditions For I Neill Thomas, David Cheshire, of West Virginia isable to p a,Ylthis reason the weather is always James A: Griffith, Jr. of.Ranson; ,James w nenr , ~ummtt feint, its coltege presments so Well .[news and to some it is the most _ . _" Y d mh " "~ ~" (President Stahr received $30,000 limnnrtnnt ihf~rmation in th~ in ,tleien Turner an T eima (=or- as president of the University, i ~"(~o-~,'~-~-:~-,~- ,"h-~;~'h "~,-[~io-~" i nell, Harpers Ferry; Francis Rob plus his home and other benefits. ]t'is't,'ve'~:~c~n"un'(ierst'an'(1~ e've~j:)inson, Freeda Gallion, Kenneth With Modern Transportation, No Merchant Can As secretary of th army he will I thing" about it, and accurately Staubs, Marshall Watson, Jr. receive" $22,000 a year~) - wayne 3manwoo(l, ~orman vrln predict Rs course. It remams one . f -- I of the great mysteries of nature ....... :.'. ~. Back and Think o Any One Customer As HIS. (Buckhannon Record) ce, Ervm Jenkins, Jr all of Ran EXPENSES i and maybe that is good son; ~ernara t~ttt, harpers rer INAUGURAL I ,,r. "^~'er Star Ex"onent~ ry; and Earl W. Painter, Berry- More attention has been given[ ,.,p~p ..... -~ ville, Va.; James W. Vassar, Shen to pre-inauguratlon expenses of a ] .~.~.~ andoah Junction; Donna John- new President this time than pre ] son, Charles Coulter and Carl viously even though Mr. Kennedy Shenk, Ranson; Ancil Barge, Mar is not in poor financial shape and tinsburg; Arthur Sullivan, Rob- his family is said to be in excell- err O. Cram, Frank Anderson, eat condition financially. And he .Oo~e'.~=~P~.~.~=P.~./'.~.~.~'.~ Herbert H. Kissling, William Ott . . and Only Two . . . Bring Home Town B1 was not drafted for the job. [ THANKS FOR WRITE-UP all of Harpers Ferry; Joseph Ran Nevertheless, since these ex-[ ..._.Martinsbur~... o, ..... w Va alli, Millvillei and Marion A .Blue to Home Town Stores! . ' penses are very real and will be [ P.O. Box 828 Kearneysv lie. very real for the next President | Jan 21 ~961 George Brant, James R: Hen- whoever he may be, some thought[Max Brown, Editor ..... ry, Glenn Ramsburg, William Jor F I R S T, It is Well ,Selected Merchandme of is being given to making them a I snirit -f Jefferson-Advocate dan, E. R. Ridgeway, Kitty Whit- federal government responsibil-lc~arles'To~ W Va more, Ruth Hankins, Virginia Quality. ' i il ity. And' it might not be a bad I T)~,r Mr Rrnwn" " " Yantz, Alice Rissler, Cleo Peele, idea, since it's possible that some I--=~'an"t-t~--th"ank you for the Robert Hooe, Owen Conklyn, Rob day we will have as President a~wri~e"up-on"~aroie,s party We ert Nicewarner, Nina K. Vickers. poor man or one in modest cir-I,ra .~in~ w,r con,, to have itMargaret Whitmore, Irene Sil: cumstances. Such should not be I~ast~c-]a~n;nated w'i~h her school ~veous, Agnes Lutz, John Bartlett, SECOND, It Is Letting the Potential Buyer ] , etiimnated from consideration or lnicture as this is her last birth-:Pauline Jett, Austin Barren, Con compelled to go in debt to serve ]day nartv rad Hammann, Frances Barfield About the Goods by Means of' Attractive Adver0r as presldent " I ~. ~ :" . ...... l all of Charles Town; Kenne{h aeveraz people nere m ~aaruns- Dothan (Ala.) Eagle I ............. I May of Martmsburg; Cyrus Mol- ourg canes ana tom me to get l "'--- ~ [ ......... or, Ahce Seal, Shenandoah Junc hlg, .... , your paper I tma mere ~ get me GOODBYE LEGS [ __ .......... (tion; Robert Henry, Charles John paper Tney really like(1 1~ I,O0. Moving sidewalks are being in-I We" also received a congratul- son of Ranson; Juan Ra Colhs, The Basic Advertising Medium m Your stalled in downtown Tacoma, I.+;^,.. ~..=, +h~ no.t, . rho.loo r~earneysvnm; ~ersnet zllmes Wash., the. American Municipal I~;~ an;';hey~s~n't'us a* cli'p"pi'ngt J~o~s vM~erk:n,' Kn~ii~le'po~d~i Assn reports which was very nice and thought-I Voters a~,roved an ~m75 000 ! .............. Raymond Maddox, Harpers ~er- ~ ~.v , IUl oz tnem. ~o this one i alIl~ . c bond issue to build four pairs of i~ndina to my sister who lives in r y, Elmer Rzchard Gray,..Harper~ HOME TOWN NEWSPAPER or ts u a d e erry an~ ~elana w. wmmmsor passenger convey bei p n, PhoenL%" Anzo" na down the steep hills of Tacomas[ Yours truly, iBerryville,...Va., Clarence Dunbar Tell ... and Sell .... Through city center The sidewalks will | ~r~ Ann Slonaker ~earneysvnLe, va.; James uamer m,,~ ~,;,'ob~ ..eUchred tunnels in I .... Ion, Ranson, W. Va.; William' " ..... :: _..~-...:. -" v -e~l . .' .~ .. i Jackson, Harpers Ferry; William .... T H E ---- existing ~mmmgs ann m co er a i Wasning on, u. t~. C Butts, Harpers Ferry, Carl BEt areaways between buildings. The I Januaw 18, 1961 " - " . " -- i.~11sti,~. ~ ,~v~ect~ to h~ in I _'" run Jr., Shepnerastown; bamuez .................. ~" ........ Spirit of Jefferson Advocate o ..... finn hv o~rlv 1-~1 I " I Gr re, Shenandoah Junction; ~oot'ba'll;'ba~se'ball--and tennis i Charles ToWn, W. Va. t Frank Cavalier, Harpers Ferry; coaches will begin to feel the of-[Dear Sirs: Ronald Myers, Wayne Jamison, feet of thi~ program later iI Am sorry I had to be reminded Rev.Bakertn;r MLeWis Waters, Kearney ~~ ~. 9j[D~-J~~~ ~~ C~I~ _J~"~ _. _ tq~ 4k d Tulsa (Okla~ ~?ribunelthat my subscription had expir- sville. led, seems the year passes before .... WE CANer DO ANYTHING I realize it., . ,,,,,,r . "t | We surely dent want to re,sEa ,ar.,.e McDonald '~ ...... --~'"'~ Isingle copy of the paper, so I am I~ .... L--. f ...... , Charles. Town, West Va. TALK ABOUT IT l enciosing a check to cover the r[~d~H~$ ~2[moH GI We are in what is normally the [ renewal for another year. *t .. . .. m . Coldest part of the year~anuary[ Thanking you for your cour- O! rresovTerv and it might interest you to know [ teous and prompt service and ~ - " what is expected for the next few]wishing the whole staff a HappyI The Presbytery of Winchester, ~ The Newspaper with ALL the LOCAL NewS. weeks and months by the forecas I Prosperous New Year, I am i comprised of sixty four churches tars. The forecasters are not al-| Very truly yours, [in the border area of Virginia, e ~" ways right in their perdictions | Blanche H. Eilertson I W. Va., Md. and Pa. held its quar but their guesses are at least in-[ [terly meeting in Gerrardstown, teresting. |FARM WOMAN'S CLUB [W. Va. last Tuesday, January 17. The Old Farmers Almanac says [TO MEET FEBRUARY 7 I Among the major items of bus this winter will prove to be cold-[ -- l iness transacted was the authoriz er than the last and that January| The Jefferson Farm Woman's ation for the purchase of a spec will be bitterly cold. Considering l Club will meet Tuesday, Febru- ific piece of property to be used the cold December we experien-ary 7 at the home of Mrs. Harry as a Presbytery camp site for More Than 20,000 People Read the Spirit- el' eed, it seems probable. And in Blackford at 10:00. Covered dish ,camp and confreence programs February, it predicts that the wea luncheon, I under the direction of the Christ _ ther will not be so cold but it will I = lean Education Committee. Doug Jefferson Advocate Every Week... " feature quite a bit of snow.I Wall St. reaction mixed oa Dil-[las Miller of Gerrardstown, lay larch vRt be cold again, ac- i lea appointment, l chairman of the committee to Io