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January 29, 1959

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OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE JANUARY 29, 1959 5--A Septic Tank System Explained Of Health De is located beyond sewer system, the liquid ,bathroom, kitchen, may be safely dispos a septic .~ank system. ere is ample space on the system and the soil rzough to allow seepage also be located,,t down at least 50 feet from SUPPly. ,tank system consists tank ,for the removal a distribution box, and field for absorbing tank effluent into the tank should be at gallon capacity, made of or concrete block plas- the inside to make it Coated metal tanks where long distribu,tion box is necessary to insure .of sewage to the and it ,also permits of the disposal field t'th of the disposai field ned by the soil absorp- " ersary Chapter No. 31, sons, was host to . rs and guests-in- at a banquet-meet- ar Memorial Hall last e~ ning in Shepherds- xi g t'he 50th anniver ~rr tion of the chapter. erganized under a dis- on October 31, 1908; u ~ granted by the Grand Chapter of West Vir- ovember 9, 1909; and was constituted ,and January 7, 1909 Present officers of Mecklenburg Chapter are: James H. Myers, High Priest. ,D. Lee Morgan, King. Stanley E. Eye, Scribe. Cletus D. tote, PHP, Treasurer. A. Charles Morgan, PHP, Secre- tary. John M. Orndorff, Captain of Host. Richard H. Crane, Principal So- journer. tion capacity w~hich may be esti- James O. Hun~er, Royal Arch mated by a careful percolation Capbain. 'test. This test may be made by H. Brooks Hall, Master 2d Veil. digging several 6 inch or larger Horace L. Cook, Master 3d Veil. holes wi,th vertical sides to the Cletus C. Abshire, Master 1st depth of .the disposal trench. Add Veil. water to each hole repeatedly un- William M. Van Tol, Tyler til the ground is soaked then fill Virgil L. Maphis, Senior Stew- .holes with water to a depth of 12 ard. inches. Permit the water to seep H. Eugene FletCher, Junior Stew away until 6 inches remains then ard." accurately measure and time ,the note of drop of the remaining 6 inches of water. Compute the av- erage time required ~for bhe level to drop 1 inch. Then ,average the results of all the holes. With ,this information consult the cha~t on page 4 of Heal,th Departmen~ Bul letin 34 A. However, never use less bhan 100 feet of disposal field The stork made seven trips to for a single residence, the Charles Town General Hos- Chapter 16, Article 1, Section 9 pital during the period (yf Jan. 21 of the Laws of west Virginia re- ,l~hrough Jan. 28, delivering three quires bhat all sewage disposal sy boys and four girl babies. stems :be approved .by the Stevte A son, Richard Keith, was born Health Departmen't so be sure to Wednesday, Jan. 21, to Mr. and contact your Local Health Depart Mrs. George W. Burkhart of Shen ment. andoah Junction. John R. Cooper, St. Sanitarian Thursday, Jan. 22, two births Jefferson County Health Dept. occurred at the hospital, a daugh- ter, Debra Jean, 'born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Ballenger of Charles Town and~a daughter, Anne LisP, 'born to Mr. and Mrs. James S. Ha fer of Route 1, Kearneysville. Saturday, Jan. 24, a daughter, Donna Lynn, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Hovermale of Rt. Night 1, Charles Town Sunday, Jan. 25, a son, Darryl Philip was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. SJ~nghas. Paul R. Davis, Master 1st Veil Tuesday, Jan. 27 a son was born Oscar L. Sperow, Tyler to Mr. and Mrs. Paulo C Kahale- The chapter now has 136 mem- hilt of Charles Town; and Wed- bers. nesday morning a daughtet was As .the program for the evening born 'to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Spitzer of RD 2, Charles Town Secretary Morgan read of the es- Only four surgical patients were tabli~hment and development of admitted to the hospital from Jan. the Chapter. He is .also District 21 through 28 and they were: Rob Deputy Grand lecturer and inspec ert L. Sowers, Route 2, Charles tor. his district including Bethes- Town; Paul G. Edwards, Charles da No. 16 at Middleway; Jefferson Town; Miss Juanita L. Moore, No. 5 at Charles Town; Lebanon Harpers Ferry; and Percy J. Jack No. 2 at Martinsburg; and Meek- son. Charles Town lenqburg No. 31 in Shepherdstown. Medical patients admitted to the Grand Royal Arch Chapter. of hospital were: charter members West Virginia Masons officers pres Mrs. Gertrude E. Ballenger, Har who has been in a ent included M. E. Grand High pers Ferry; Baby Vernet Gaff Ber- in Williamsport, Priest C. Lee Hammersla and M. ry, City; Mr. Charles O. WriSt, _ years; Dr. Hop- E. Grand Marshall Howard K. Ranson; Mrs. IdeHa N. Grim, City Frederick, Md.; Cus Brown, of Martinsburg. at. 1; Mrs. Anna Belle Morris, , Luray, Va.; FrankThe Grand officers were in-City; Mrs. Elizabeth L. Baer, Knox record N. J. None of able to attend,the obser troduced along with a number of ville, Md.; Mrs. Nora G. Williams, other guests Past High Priest Cle City; Mr. Edwin A. Fitzpatrick, tus D. toTe, of 'the 'faculty of City; Mrs. Frances M Shenk, Ran VChen the Chapter was Shepherd College, acted as toast- son; Master Raymond Franken- lr~cluded: ~ master, reiter, City; Mrs. Mary D. Reed, Welshans, High Priest. High Priest J~ames H. ~vlyers of City; Mr. Samuel Crockett, Ran- L Knode, King. near Harpers Ferry made ,a num: son; Master Brian A. Penwell, Hall Moler, Scribe her of introdu.ctions, town; Mr. Charles G. Jackson, Hat ~lbson, Treasurer A turkey dinner was preparedpers Ferry, Mr. William E. Morgan Myers, Secretary and several guests by Shepherds- City. J