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iN CHARLES TOWN IN COUNTY February 2 cloudiness, scattered ter today. High- in the upper teens. Cold with snow likely to- temperature near zero. cold Friday. Outlook fair and cold. "Serving The Charles Town- Ranson and Jefferson County Community Since 1844" TWO SECTIONS Read By More Than 20,00(i People Every Week NO. 6 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1961 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE I0 CENTS 1D" "t I" " " t a zstrzc amed Vm-Prestdents ! :el Col J j [ , .... : In Re-Districti gl I ] Census of the United|nation of this kind could and | [ : lk[. ,s during the decadelwould make it most difficult forlM0|ners March [ ::~ ::i~ ~i:: it ~~ J ~ Three cases are scl for trial in ~e state of West Vir-/anyone from the Eastern and poe/ J : ~!'::Z::::::~ .2 percent of it's, pop-/sibly" . the central ,section of the[ ..... [ ~:~ : :::.-: .... ::~: A. ~[I [ , the Circuit Court of J(ff(q'son Adds Over $1,200 I tl County next week one to be trm(I ,~ecause of the popul- dlstrmt to be elected :: ~z~:i me state will in turn The 15 different plans submit- .~ :~!i~:~ii:.:~ ....... : i befor( the courl without a jury it's present six mem-[ted to the legislators for consider, iT_ kd_...,.ll_ ..,f I~.%...,.-- [ ~ " :~~ j || ] I and the other two to l)c tried by ~United States House ]ation to date were all prepared by I lO iqdfL:fl U! alines [ ~ ~ ~ ] ~ ~ .~ ~ u j !court and jury. ~ . ~tatives. I the Bureau for Government Re-I / / vA~ ~ I .~a~ I a ~ I I I~ /t _ I Thr-- n; ........ a ....... ~ .... I On l'uesdav of n(xt w(ek im , and when the West/seareh of the West Virginia Uni-[ When final returns are receiv- / I ~- ~~ ]~l~ m W I l lli0DDerV la I he.n ,mt.,-.d ,. tin,...ft.. ,~. I case of Florence Tlmmt)son vs t,. ~'islature will go about/versity under the direction of led it is thought that total contri- [ 1 ~i l1 [] I I w I .......~ , ..... ~., e.~ .... . r ....... O. Byrer will be tri((l before ,hid re-districtinu the state/claude J. Davis. /buUons to the March of Dimes | I ~i::~! ~ l1 ~,lll ] [] l J Paul Ballenger of the ttarpers[ of Jeff-,'o- t',.,,, ~ge Gray Sflwu" wnhout a jury, aly five Conoressional / Under plan No. 1 suggested the Ithrough the Mothers March Tues- / 1 :~i ~ I1 ll ~ ~ [] []1 Ferry area was found guilty ell ..... The plaintiff ~s seeking to rec.v ~. ...... ~:::~;: : , . . Jane irene l~ogers has oeen a- ,. . . ) , . t iead of six has not yet [Second d~strmt would gain Mar-[day mght will exceed the total of [ 1 ~!~~ J l [] ~ ~[ [] l Jrobbery by a pet,tjurym the] .................. ~ ............. i e~ damages flora the dtf~n lanl. l $ WetIUUt ~l tllVOl'Ug ll'Olll llerO(!l t ~ ,d. [ion, Taylor and Upshur counties, | $1,200 raised last year, it was re-] 1 ~~ l/ [] ~ ~| [] I[ third jury trial of thecurrent/ .......... ~'" iNtxt Wedmsday the case ,f ~ ~:: ~ ~ rtogers dr Harvey i ~tauns nas, m~,t- .h,~ t;,.o, .;.~A [making it an 18 county district [ported Wednesday by Donald No-|:~;~:/'~:":: [~ ~ ~l [] [] ] term of the Circuit Courtof Jcf/- :' i _ ,. ~" ~ ,. '" .," !E. 1I. Jones vs D. D. Kilhat|l is ~,..";'Ld"".'.--%~.",":~/instead of the present 15 And/land, general chairman of /he IJACK B. HUYETT / DONALD EDMONDS ] ferson County on Tuesday of this] 0een awaroea a cuvorce zrom Ka: I set for jury trial. The suit is for ~:z the state mat it/since this distrist is alreaciy the Icounty's March of Dimes cam [ When the board of directors of/and Trust Officer of the Old Nat [week ' ' /!nryn Stauos;Jesse ,~. tmssar(t, money alh~ge(lly due on contract. .s seat in me mouse 1 " . " '. ' . " " . has oeen awaraea a cfi~orce Ironl ' "" " e so o" F([ atatiw~ ono,~ h~.r,~|argest area-w~se of any in the/pa~gn th~s year. Noland stud he|the Blekeley Bank and Trust renal Bank for the past five[ tte had been inducted by thelo,.,. ~, .......... ~,~ ....... e ,~. .... ] Next l'hursday th (.a, t .- ................. s .... " .~.., ~,u~a.u. ,~,,.~ u~..vact- . 1' sen vs DonaM Ila "kin, tined .n,~ |tate, it would be a long, long|wished to express personal ap-JCompany of Ranson, met last years. He 1S the son of the latelgrand jury on January 17 of ttnsla ............. ,.o,.n Iward Inn. ., w ........... , . , . . ,,,,o ~a,~ ct,,,~ct,. " "in e l'ti tislaturo d,,~ ,~m ,-,~ [trap from one end of the district |precmtion to the general pubhc [week and organized for the year Raymond Edmonds and Mrs. Ed-/year and charged with having rob[ ......... J has been set for tt 1. Th p, n -o=,S-D..""~'-" ~_~_~'/to the other. /for the response given to the/two changes were made in the of- mends and is the husband of the/bed ttazel Cook of Harpers Ferry[ in omer.oroers entereo oy Jest i tiff is suing on a note while the J This plan would add another |Mothers March and also to all|ficial set-up of the bank with the former Miss Virginia Martin. l of the sum of $57. The incident[ge Gray Silver, the case of Wal-Idefendant pleads he ires paid tn,, se~]'~'~h~,;:~Ja ~ [785.60 square miles to the dis-[the mothers who braved the icy [naming of Donald Edmonds and[ tIuyett, son of Mr. and Mrs.[ was alleged to have occurred last[ ter Fuss vs ,~arry Wt!t and wife I note in full. The case was tried 1..Z: ._L'?~'" ".;~'" V"/trict, plus another 109 185 men /footing and cold weather to make I Jack B Huvett as vice-presidents I I Burns tluvett Charles Town / December / was aismisseo as oemg settled [at the last Term of Court here ~ge ramer man oy . " - " . ...... ~ , , '. , , - is dan, n-w [,women and children. And the val [the canvass. /EOmonds was made wce-presi-[had been manufacturing foreman[ The trml commenced early/and sat~fmd. And WhttmoteJand resulted in a hung 3ury. IglO~hat W'estVir~in |u.e of this additional land !o the | ,Noland also stated that anyone [dent in charge of mortgage loans ] with the Chemstran Corporationl l~uesday morning and went into[ [~umer ~ompany was awarae(t a J Court w~l! be in .~,(~ssio}a here . / r juogelnPnt against o / mangrum Ion ~n P(Ol Hal 2o No 121 ,~ .... o. t(nstrlct woum amount to ~z~,a~'~, twno was misseu in me ~vtomer, and nubile relations I of Pensacola, Flu before comin-, night session with the jury return/ ..... .' ;.:, ! . th" g .... y ' . ~ 'y ,,t xlve to six seats in " ..... ~' ' '" " s " ' , " '~ " - ~s and when the State/842. |March canvass and have not as J Edmonds came to the Blakeley [to the Blakeley Bank Nov. 1, 1959. Jmg its verdict a few minutes af-/and Stana~:d.~e~t ~ontro! m the J ttuals have be~n set l,r the wcel~ wa.~ ,n~h~,~ t, ~ .... /Would Control Voting |yet contributed to the project / Bank in October 1959, after 12 j He is a graduate of Charles Town I ter midnight. | anmunt ot Sa~o.a). I of February 13 throu:.d~ Febrtt. of re-~d"ist'rieti'ng,"eaff-[ The only trouble with this plan[shu!d send checks to Leonard|years with.the Old Nationa! BanklHigh School and Virginia Mili-[. Immediately after the jury re-t_ _ ,-- . . _ _~ |ary 18 kin~ ,h,~ o~..,~, o,,~,/is that it would nut the three bi~, /l~iceiy at me ~an~ ot ~naries Iof Martinsourg. tie is a ~ormer I tary Acaoemy. Ite is married to Iturnea ils veroict t~auenger,| r~mn bhll lulalkadw& I 1 J-eat counties in (l~e district in the iTwn as soon as possible. ] basketball star at Martinsburg [ the former Miss Beverly Itofer, J through his attorney, moved in / ~aiil~ lllll I'I~;iIIVMIa/ J i a#l~n ~ael, ~,~mkal~ : B~,/,~',~'~"~.~,~ [western hart of it with Marion [ Brownie Troop No. 12 of Char [ High School and served as teller I of Winchester, Va.[ arrest of judgement, to set aside .... . _ . [ I[=~lVll /V*TI I'l~,lllUt,1,} ei~:" ~"~-:3:,~*~-':.~'~s-~ [c-,,nt- w~th a nonulation of 71- lies Town of which Mrs. Nina [ ~ [the verdict and grant a new trial. MI~II |0 I)r ni e undav[. ... ,. . .. a in ...... ~, ..... /521 Morton,,alia county with 60 [V~ckers and Mrs. Howard Wh~t- . ~, .. I This nmtmn will be argued tomor J lift attpna %pCVl'p ht ill ~ .......... ,.,~m J997 and Preston county with a/rere are advisors, has also help- ~a~.~.Ea~a~a~ ~: ~IL. a~a~a~ [row morning. If the conwction ~s The men of the Camn Hill Me-J be'eleeted~-at.larg~"Jpopulation of 31,874, controlling|~dmgreata~ Witnhbth~)eiMarcehs gnf J~ll~l~gH ~ tngul~ ~a~,owe~ to stand Balienger would thodist Church in Harl~ers-Ferr~'lf*am~ ~|l| f*hu,~,~ ~:tm~au ih,~---^.~ " /a lion's share of the voting pew-l p g y g " P I receive a minimum sentence of will organize a Methodist Men's l~,UtH~ Inlt ~llUlt, l! ,$ulluaJ --.,,twu - i " 1 ion " " ,, ~,~. I s ble for taking the co lect at _ _ . . ..... Iten years m the state pen. or~,anization on Sunda,, w.h ...... / me state legislatorsl~'~,.., xr. o ....... ,o .~,........ithe Pitts Jefferson Theatre in _1 ~'i nII I Two other jury trials were dis 5 The ,~'~anivsticm tvi~l' :~::~''~'As part of their observance of yet raven any real]off Pocahontas and WebsterJRanson for the week of an 21- 1111111111 IIi1'IIII IIIll'$t /posed of last week. In the first lowshin and Christ-like liv' .... n the American Leg.ms Reh .,us ~o the re-districtingl~.unti.~ -from thin district until28. , I'~ll~l~ ~1 I1~ 411111 II ~11~ [Robert F. Doyle was awarded a the oa~-t of each memhor "-~' "- Emphasis Week, members of Post .ye aireaay oeen aSladdin. Marion and TaYlor coun I The total amount collected tjudgement m the amount of $260 At .............. 1 wm aUend the 11 oeh)cK scr- 1 e~ .~ the pl'eSellt ~vir t. t. Arms , fferent plans drawn E A " from this project was $100.87. ------'- ~ , . against Robert Pummery and Ag- , - " vice Sunday morning at the Camp d for considerati-n [ TURN TO PAG 6-- [ ?tff. XT~|n~*~*4 oo,t,1 I-~..1 ..... ;ol-~,~t, Jefferson County received $105 'West Virginia s railroads con-[....~ ~,_..._..._ . ......... ~0,.. o..m ~s serwng as temporary Chawman Hill Melhodist Church in lla,'ners ~ " | fl I *"" .... "~ ..... : ........ ~. ...... 705 in railroad property taxes in sider it a privilege to make this '"~ ~u. ..... "~ *~' ...... ? .......... of the group and a nominating ~ , , " ' "~ ~ ",,~ ; plans .would .leaye[ I to thank these gwls and their ad- . .......................... i to the Pummery s used in the con "om ..................... I~ el r3. Re~. John WI~ght, (,amp o, ngressmnal dlstr!ct I ,, visors and also the owners and ~o~x~r~l~s ~ens:~'oPerc~nt Wiglet 'c~tr~uuni~,,tn/~Istat~e amasS" ]struction of a house. Another, ~isting~i~o~ar:e~la~ueCtle~vC~" ttill minister, has announced his is, while the others[ | operators of the theatre for their , . PP ~ P ' . . ,. Y' . g . "!case against the Pummerys brou ............ '_ ~ sermon topic as "You Nee(l ihe 2ddinga~O~edc~:n ! . splendid work and cooperation,sc~ooL~. Hager, general chairman ~: arrlepe;erg t~w~se'thwe f::l ' gh~ by tH:Wea:d tWimlt o?~:O~u~lI~. A~l~o~ W~inn(la~eQacl~ue1 ~ay~Wanr~ ( hl~r~hbers of Post 71 have been ot~to another district. Wli~H "~ of the Railroad Community Ser-share." asked to meet at the Legion build there has not yet J~Lt~ F0ffestLwi~ n am ,~ice Committee of the Hunting- The rail official said a fair In the second jury trial of the church activities. fi~lali*- committ'0et~[~rt:~ * i top Area, West Virginia, arm of share of tile costs of publicly pro term and the first criminal trial To Co.un , j~ry returned a verdict of gull. fer aCountysdellthes, Prblem''Ken'l The shppery conditions the Eastern Railroad Presidents vided L,:.n,)ortation facilities Conference, revealed that rail. should be paid by those private ty against Raymond Howell, who was found guilty of entering stat house of r~ |Charles Town s streets caused by U~I C roads serving the state paki a to- interests which use the facilities without breaking. Sentence has ~aid th'-~s ...... week he" the fine snow which, fell most. of Hea~ Fun ampa|gn tal of $8,558,074 in property tax- for profit, on a measurement of not yet been passed. Wednesday morning causea a ser es in 1960. use basis. any plan which bulk of the popul power into the of the district A sit ies of three minor motoring ac- cidents, Charles Town Police Chief Ephraim Day reported this morning, Two accidents occurred within less than an hour around noon Wednesday at the intersection of Liberty and George streets. The first one occurred at 11:45 when a car being driven South on George street by Mrs. Lillie Tom- lison of Shepherdstown stopped at the intersection of George and Liberty streets and was struck in the rear by a 1950 Chevrolet 0eing driven in the same direct- ion by Graham K. Bullock, 112 Mordington Avenue, Charles Town. Damage to the Tomlison car amounted to about $75. The Bullock car was not damaged. No charges have been preferred in the accident because of the slip- pery condition of the streets at the time. Then at 12:30 a three-car acci- dent ocucrred at the same inter- section when a 1955 Ford being driven East on Liberty Street by Byron C. Pearl, Ranson skidded into the intersection of George and Liberty. A 1960 Chevrolet pick-up truck, headed South on George street was unable to stop and struck the Pearl car. it was being driven by Robert Lee Light ,~ _ |of Summit Point. Then a 1961 ~:. PERRY I Chevrolet station wagon, being two new members|driven South on George street by to the West Vir-IImogene G. Bush, struck the mission is W. P. [ TURN TO PAGE 6--A ties Town, who[ .. years was close- horse racing in who only last Mar a long period of the West Vir- ~ ~i~ ~i!!ii~i~ji~!( FORREST L. WILLINGHAM Forrest L. Willingham, Nation- wide Insurance Agent of Charles Town, will be chairman of the 1961 Heart Fund campaign in Jef ferson County, the Eastern Pan- handle Heart Association announ ced today. . I Vice chairman of the campmgn I will be Hugh Via, president of! the Charles Town Lions Club, and Donald Smith was named as treas urer for the month long cam-! paign which began February 1. The fund-raising drive will reach its highpoint on Heart Sun TURN TO PAGE 6-A which had i ILl ii some months, i V;UlPV .. Tuesday by[_" w==--$ Uovernor W. W. [ ~ . . -~sto~ . Perry was l About 150 members ann guests tel the company Miss Dalla Rue- as chairman of]braved the near zero weather andI sell, whose father was the found- and his appoint-I snow Wednesday night to wit- er of the company, was also pres- February ness and have a part in the pay-tent and introduced. 21, 1963.' ing of a tribute to the Valley l The Rev. Russell Urquhart, pus Barron nam- Wilverding as the sec of the commiss- D. Poland of on at out his unexpir ends in March, are the De- of the Commis the Repub- replace Wellsbur'gg and pre raembers of the 6--A Board Corporation of Halltown:tor of the Charles Town Baptist by the Charles Town Citizen's Fire Company at their annual banquet Shirley Hunt, president of the fire company who presided for the dinner program, made the presentation of a plaque to Paul Cain, vice-president and general manager of the Valley Board plant. The award was given in ap- preciation of the many contribut- ions which the company has made in money, materials and efforts to the fire company and to the county and Charles Town. Another highlight of the pro- gram was the recognition of Ezra Campbell as the oldest member Church, pronounced the invocat- ion preceding the Swiss Steak dinner which wa served by the Ladies of Zion Episcopal Church. While the dinner was being ser- ved Miss Carolyn Lehman, played appropriate piano music. In opening the program the Rev. Urquhart first introduced the officers of the Citizen's Aux- iliary; then Kenneth Wililngham, chief of the Citizen's Fire Com- pany introduced guests including honorary fire chiefs and visiting fire company officers from Har- pers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Char. lee Town and Berryville. TURN TO PAGE 6---A "Of this total", he said, "5,759,- 584 or 67.3 per cent, was distri- bated to public schools on a state wide basis." Mr. Hager pointed out that in addition to the property taxes the state's railroads paid privile- ges and surtaxes, franchise taxes and fees which brought the over all taxes paid in the state of West Virginia to $11,857,112. He emphasized that highways, airports and airways and water- ways--all paid for by public tax funds--are provided for railroad competitors. "At the same time", he explain ed, "railroads themselves are tax- ed for owning and maintaining their track right-of-ways, and for~ mainaining and renovating their depot and terminal facilities." Y g Just about everything is new but the floor at the Charles Town Photo and Gift Shop which for the past seevral weeks has been under-going a complete remodel- mg program. And now that the job has been completed every- thing is in readiness for a grand showing of the "new look" which owner and operator Tim Sinn has given his photograph, and gift shop located on West Washing- ton street in Charles Town. And the grand re-opening will be staged Saturday, February 4, from 9 a. m. until 9 p. m. It was 13 years ago on May 10 10 that the Charles Town Photo and Gift Shop opened for busi- ness and Mr. Sinn still has the first $1 that was taken in by the business on a sale. The purchase was made by Melvin L. Morris and Mr. Sinn framed the dollar bill and has it hanging in his shop. Today the shop does not resem ble anything that it did when it was first opened. It has all been re-decorated in a Williamsburg shade of blue, using peg-board to recover the walls and the ceiling. This is in keeping the Colonial style and design of the building. The new fixtures are all mod- ernistic design and recommend- ed by Hallmark and the Morison Furniture and Equapment Com- pany of Statesville, N. C. On the right side entering the shop one can see an attractive and varied gift department which offers a variety of gift glass, Hol- land Ware and Kanawha glass- ware. Further back in the shop is the sales and wrapping counter and an attractive photographic depart merit featuring all types of film and cameras. There is also a small games and toy department and next to this is a party shop with all kinds of special party gifts. Today the Charles Town Photo and Gift Shop has probably the largest and most complete display and selection of cards for all oc- casions, including at ,the present some 650 different types of Val- entine cards. And for the grand re-opening Saturday there will be six big door prizes offered patrons who visit the store and register. The prizes-an Ansco camera kit, two pairs of Boudoir or wall lamps, a steak platter, a jewel box and a circus set-will be presented about 8:45 Saturday night. World Day of Prayer At Lutheran Church Friday The World Day of Prayer will be held Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p. m. at St. Thomas Evan- gelical Lutheran Church. Everyone is invited to partici. pate in this service of prayer and worship sponsored by the United Church Women. F. E. Brenneman Speaker For Yokefellows Sunday Teaching the lesson this Sun. day morning for members and guests of the Yokefellows Bible Class of the Charles Town Pres. byterian Church will be F. E. Brenneman. A Bible student of wide experience, Mr. Brenneman has for many years been an act- ive member, past president and on numerous occasions teaches the class. Visitors are always as- sured a warm welcome and the class convenes at 9:45 a. m. every Sunday morning. NOTICE! I am now offeri~ bookkeeping and tneome t~ service along with Insurance. For information call E. P. "BUDDY" SNOOT, JR., SaAler Bulldlmg, 1091 Chaxles Town. Jan. 19 to April 13--b'~ In other criminal matters Law- rence Puller, who had entered a plea of guilty to grand larceny earlier in the term, was given a prison sentence of from one to ten years. A similar sentenc~was meted out to Dcmpsey Jackson who was also charged with grand larceny Kiwanis Will Observe WVU Day Thursday 6:15 Charles Town Kiwanians will observe "West Virginia Univer- sity Day" when they meet at the Thomas Jefferson ttotel on There day for their 6:15 p. m. dinner see solon. Speaking on behalf of the University will be Attorney Wag ner of Martinsburg. There will be an important meeting of the Board of Directors immediately following the program and all members are urged to attend. CITIZEN'S AUXILIARY TO MEET TUESDAY 7:45 Members of the Ladle's Auxil- iary of the Citizen's Fire Com- pany will meet Tuesday night at 7:45 p. m. at the fire hall. Speaker for the. occasion will be the Rev. Mr.~3'ohn Schildt of Walkersville, Md. He has recent- ly written a book on the Civil War entitled, "September Ech- oes", which is a study of the Mary land Campaign. Mr. Schildt will speak to the Men's group at 5:30 P. M. and again at the Evening Worship service at 7:30 P. M. Charles Town Gets Downtown Streets Cleared Quickly The street committee of the Charles Town Council with an as- sist from officials of Shenandoah Downs Race track didn't waste any time Friday getting to the task of clearing away last Thurs- day's snow from the downtown business area. Early Friday morning a bulldoz er, scraper and trucks from Shen andoah Downs moved in with a crew of men and by the end of the day had nmch of the snow and ice removed from the bust- ness section of Washington street Saturday work was started on clearing the snow and ice from several blocks on George street and other related side streets. Thus Charles Town's downtown business section was in much bet ter shape sooner following this snow than in many snows. Unless there are some unfor- seen developments the City of Charles Town should pretty well have completed negotiations for the purchase of the water system which serves Charles Town and Ranson by July 1, 1961. J This was one of the conclus- ions reached last Thursday after noon at a meeting in Charles Town of representatives of the Peoples Water Service Company, owners of the Charles Town-Ran- son water system, Charles Town City officials and representatives of the engineering and bonding firms who are advising the Char- les Town Council on the water system purchase. The session was attended by Mayor Nicholas Carson; Council- men George Mullen, Thurman Whitacre, Joseph Warrenfeltz, Howard Whitmore, H, L. Sechrist William Welch of Chaffer and Cutler, Chicago bonding attor- neys; Messrs. Kelly and Staub of Kelly, Gidley and Staub, consult- ing engineers of Charleston; Al Hooper, city engineer; Neff Ran- sick and Robert Brlnk, of Charles A. Hinsch, Cincinnati, Ohio bond- ing firm; Messrs. Silverman and Hopkins of the People's Water Service Company, of Baltinmre Attorney Frederick O. Byrer, city attorney who is ~ representing the water company in this matter and Attorney James M. Mason, 3d representing the town. Charles Town will pay approxi- mately $300,000 for assets of the company, including land, pipes and all water rights. Stub reported that well and spring flow is adequate for cur- rent needs and should be suffic- ient for estimated community growth. Bonds totaling up to $550,000 depending upon need for such it-i ems as new water lines and a stand pipe in Ranson, will be is- sued. The town's outdated bond or- dinance must be rewritten, and a new franchise obtained from the Town of Ranson, Brink pointed out. ing, West Washington Street, at 10:iS.o'clock Sunday mozuing and drive to itarpers Ferzy in a con- voy. The I,egion's Religious Empha sis Week extends frmn Feb. 5 through Feb. 11, and posts throu- ghout the country will partici- pate, Brown L. ;ler Work BROWN L, RISSLER Fifty-seven years of newspaper work and still going at it slrong day after day, live (lays each week without thought for retir- ing, that is the distinguished re- cord which Brown I,. Rissler, one of West Virginia's oldest news- papermen, has been able to regis ter. February 1 marked the begin- ning of his 58th year of setting type, first by haml and in later years by machine. And all of this long period of faithful ser- vice has been with a Jefferson County newspaper. Brown first got the taste of printeFs ink at the early age of 13 when he started doing odd jobs around the office of lhe Old Farmers Advocate newspaper which was owned and operated by Robert C, Rissler, a cousin of Brown's father. Young Brown would work on Saturdays and after school each evening. Then on Feb. 1, 1904 Brown became a tell-time emph)yee of the Farmers Advocate at the early age of 15. tie stayed with the Spirit of Jefferson and then he became foreman of the com- posing room of the consolidated papers He also runs an Inter- type machine. Not only has his long period of continuous service to the news- paper game, become somewhat of TURN TO PAGE 6--A