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February 9, 1961     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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February 9, 1961

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REPORT! and warmer, highest P40day, fair tonight, lowest in Friday some cloudiness and Warmer. Saturday outlook, ~d colder. "Serving The Charles Town- Ranson and Jefferson County Community Since 1844" TWO SECTIONS 1 Ill Read By More Than 20,00 People Every Week NO. 7 SVEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARI,ES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY, FEBRUAIIY 9, 1961 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENTS )4 'j Citizq Hew Installed At 13, .............. !!i: ~re the newly elected officers of the Citizens Fire Company of Charles Town who were the annual banquet of the company last Wednesday night in their new fire hall at at West Washington and North West Streets. They are, left to right, front row:-- Urquhart, Chaplain; Harry Blackford. Vice President; Shirley Hunt, President; and Ken- Chief Back row. left to right:---Iloward ~hitmore. first lieutenant: Geokge Vick- and Kenneth Kisner, second Heutenant. Glenn Ramsburg, third lieutenant for the Two Battles With Stork, Snowdrifts Won By State Road, Ambulance Crews It took a three-way operation which required nearly three hours for Mrs. Mary Lou IIaynes residing about a mile off the Flowing Springs Road to get to the Charles Town General Itospi- tal this morning in a race with the stork. The Charles Town Independent Fire Company ambulance was called at about 3 o'clock and when the ambulance could get no further than the John Am- brose farm, a State Road enload- er was called into action along with the power wagon from Shen andoah Downs race track and be- tween these two pieces of equip ment and the efforts of the am- bulance crew they were able to bring Mrs. Haynes from her snow isolated home to the hospital and before the stork arrived. This was the second race with the stork the firemen had exper- ienced in less than 24 hours. Wed nesday afternoon the ambulance had gone to Harpers Ferry for Mrs. Nancy Shipe and in this case the patient had to be carried down a steep hill for about 200 yards when it was not possible to get the ambulance to the house. This race was also won. unable to attend the banquet because of illn__ ess. , (Photo By Ti_mm Sinn~)I kd - @ Io. . . . , Lee.moruan er,ous,y flI[q 1S L]'atlw t )n[L' l [injured At His Farm _ I In Attack By Huge Bull 1 M[ "Id "t/ll 111"11 flf I If ' --'i. Ill LeeMorgan, prominent farmer I.LJ .l ~ .It ql.P .,11 I.,LI.,L l 1.~ L V--..11of near Shepherdstown narrowly ~'. l escaped what could have been fa- " F li"r'r 1 ~ .~ "1 -I ~ "l [tal injury last Saturday around -i, 41- _ A I_ 1 L J, I . I uJll [_ 112 o'clock noon when he was at- /I I ll I Pl l / -It [ tacked by a large Holstein bull on Jl.l~ ~ L.JI:~. ~ J. J . JL E.~ L, LJL@ i his farm. ' ' I Mr. Morgan was in process of l" " ....... opening a gate for the bull to mlstra iw person-iBrand tymoans and newspaper D|~n} Utnlna~ ~: I go through to another pen when to the Minnesota ldraw sheets.*A 25,000 square foot /IUIll l'lglla~l l th'~ O're'~ *h ...... a ..... a ......~ Manufacturing Co. l addition has been built on the , ~._ i l sudde'nlyturne'd"on ~aim'"It"k'n'(m~ lucts plant at Mid-148,000 square foot former w6olen [~ / |ed him to the ground, }'inally lift tOpen offices in the ]mill. I~ll~~~ 1 ling him over a seven foot high week m february] Petersen announced ;thLe.follow 11~ /[fence before Paul Frye, employ- ager w L eetersen ee at the farm came to his rescue " ' ling supervisory and technical as- [~~~ ilIK/ ". ,' 'ork is being compleo,Isignments from 3M printing prod ~~~!a ~ [Using a pitch-fork and battling " ' l.n" Mlnneso!a" to I I fought r alz ne coma, Frye finally I, Uctl.on equipment is I operations the bull off of Mr. Morgan ~n. me expanneoline ~vzmma eway pzant: q~uentzn ~. |~~ ~ /and th~n removed him ta a ~af~ e(l plant formerly oc I Finkelson, office supervisor; F. ~lli~~ ~ /=,"%.Z'W= :..-.':'~a~.~n'~'."~:..-: ~-.'Z arel Mills, Inc. IE. Zehnpfennlng production su'i i~~~ ~/Z~Zr'~ffHos'nital'~in )l~Ia'r~i'nSs~buraff P oeess units will be I perlntendent; Vernon L. tterum zl ~i!~ I o,,....... --xn o brok,-" l,~* - .... , ' i : ::::::::::::::::::::::: ~I.AL/~KT/III~ ItV a ~lt ~ulk allll )dmue .tlon as.they are [pr?ductlon supervisori Burton .L: broken ribs, injuries to m" ume m),s spring I donnson,, process aria maustrml /his kidneys and numerous scrat- units w)}l e.put leng].neermg..supervlsor; .:. J: o- Iches and bruises over his body. onuurmg me ouow I oyle, qua lt.y, control supervisor; : [ He is reported as recovering and W~tns reter sen salo. i~lenn ~. wauaee, pro.cess ann m. ! ~ ~~il~ /being somewhat better and a call uz make ~m print- inustrlal engineer; ann wiltreo T .~ .... "i ::: ' .... " " ..... :- la Francis ""~'" W~- ...... I ........ " ~:~P i ~ to nlS iatll~r-lIl- w wrote n[cn include mree I~oyne an~ ~mory ~ wasnlngton |Ill '~ mm ~ of Charles Town earl Wednes "rt Y "" 7 sstlzed hthokraph-Iprocess engineers. Alfred L. Sch i l ~!; All / da,, mornin-said that his condit ! chemicals, make-Imidt, formerly at 3M's St Paul, I ll~ ~[~ / l ~ ~'- ....... " I IIIllll ~:: ion was much oetter touay~ ~ar ~1 ',~'~,~'~,'~r~ 1"'":"~ P~*,",~, '~+ -'~-~=" ...... u" ,-, ........... I Morgan is married to the ~ormer ' - '' ' 1o"}' Mr.*a"n l l r's': Fr"a'nc s Charles Town ' t..,..p, iCx,,,,.,J Od Customers Asked I 'own. JUlY ,1 lI, U ) IUI I ' _ To Remove Snow From ,Clarke Furr Speaker For L st Jury Trial o, I unda,,*Yokefellows Class .,., mr Officials of COmmunity Ofl l Clark Furr will bring the les. [l~llAJ Id^va T^.,,, C2empanYstto~:Ys ?lal:LuPu~si~!l I~hn ~rker~:l~:e:sB]~de g~l~s:2 o~ mlUCU lU liSA1 IGllll outlets leading into oil tanks to [the Charles Town Presbyterian ......... please remove the snow from the ]Church this Sunday morning. Con ~'- outlets so that truck drivers Evening at 9:45 a. m. the class will or the Circuit I~ . . o ,~. . might know where they are when [be led in the singing of several on Count were the call to fll ll tanks hymns by son leader F E Bren y I unoay 3ervlces, tnurcn y ., o / g- . , this week when - - - Communit- Oil Com-an'" offi /neman. All men of the Church a~ of the Term, ~ch00k t0 ganflnua ........... : __ .~ '~_ "land especially the young men in ,oay (Thursday) " ,, - ----,--,.-,, czazs ~am mezr truc~ arlvers nave|Sunday School are invited to ver to the next Irrpcnprflva nf Waathar been experiencing great diffieul. ]meet with the Yokefellows. Visi- ement weather, v! ty finding the outside tank out-ltors are always assurred a most a be tried today At a meeting of the Charles lets and in many cases have had |cordial welcome. Edward Hansen Town Ministerial Association on to spend considerable time dig-| ir s, but Hansen Wednesday, February 8, the rain- ging around the snow to locate | GO TO CIIURCII SUNDAY w York, advised isters or r~presematives of ehur- this week tray ches stated that regular Sunday )uld prohibit him case of E. H. ham was set for out of court:- were not dis- lerk of the Cir- petit jurors checks at Feb.- 13 22nd. listed below for busl- 13 in Birthday, February 22, Birthday. are asked o the clos- TFFWN TOWN morning services land church schools would be conducted ir- respective of weather conditions at the following churches: Char- I~s Town Baptist, Zion Episcopal St. Thomas Lutheran, Charles Town Methodist and Charles Town Presbyterian. It was noted however that the regular Church School at the Charles Town Pres- byterian Church would not be con ducted until further notice be- cause of remodeling: In view of emergencies existing in the community, the associat- ion was asked by the President, Russell Urquhart, and so voted, to raise as mucfi money as possih le and to collect as much used elo thing as possible, through the church members for relief in the community. The new snow which fell on Friday added from 15 to 25 in- ches of snow to what was already on the ground throughout this area, paralyzing motorists. )man THE OLDEST AND YOUNGEST IN SERVICE AS RURAL MAIL CARRIERS IN COUNTY Than in BY L. W. LLOYD i Last week's big snowstorm cou[ BY DONI~i~NTCII pied with Wednesday's 13 inchI Snow-weary Jeffellson !fall brings this Winter's total to coun- 59 inches. The total thus far tians, alrtadystaggt.ring under exceeds last winters total by 11 more than 25 inches of that while inches, and with nmch of the mon flaky stuff which had falhm dur- th of February, and all of March ing four previous blizzardly head, King Winter bids well to slorms, were dealt another dis- ring up a total nol equalled in couraging punch Wednesday 44 years, i when Old Man Winter blasted a- The reason for the heavy snow way for the fourth consecutive fails, is that the temperatures to week with another 13 inches. the west of the Blue Ridge, have And this one came evt!n before ranged consistently cold over a ~the county had been able h) fully long period of time, preventing dig itself out from under the 15 the precipitation from falling as linch fall of last Friday While traffic was moving slow rain. Another factor has been the i ly on most of lhe county's main development of "twin" low pres- ~ sure systems with one inland and moving Northeastward, while' lhe other remained off the Carolina coastline and moved Northward. This combination'is almost sure to produce heavy snows in sec- tions under the influence of cold air. * The snow cover on the ground has been Of unusual duration, as the ground has in some degree been i:overed for 59 days, a leng- th of time not experienced in I highways, it is now expected thai it will be days before many folks m the rural areas will he able to get themselves out frmn their isolated homes. Most rural areas ~ere ah'cady ,slill either partially, or COl]/plt,le- ly, snowbound before this latest storm, tile worst of the season. came and with the additional 13 inches the situation in some paris of the county has now boeome critical, quite a few years . . Short On Fuel, Food As of Thursaay mormng prac- . . -. -, ~,, _~ v^t~ ....... ,,......,.. In some areas Iiolnfs are run- HCally ~111 OI OUIIU/. ~UII ",-, UUllty r " ~ ..... lio~ hnriod nndor dent~ n~,im, nlng snort (n fuel and food and .._s ..............,__s ra_.o...~, . " frnm 9Q tt~ ~ inoh,a~ th,~ dp,ano~:t with travel brought to a ('olnplete ......... ? ~.-; ........... v~..- standstill in those areas the prol) accumulation m many years. , ' . - - ........... ,-I+..I. .....s.alertl now is how to win ~he b'l|tle Za.uaz-y pzuveu tu u~ a c,,~u " nnth with a ~ - of ~aow and ~nowdrifts and ~et m ...... , ...... veraoemlnlmunl. .... 11 Charles Town holds three distinct honors in the field of Rural readings standmg at 18.8 degrees, z ~ these p.eop!e. .-, . ttooert(15OOOy) ~aln counT*, l~ree Delivery mail Service and one of them belongs to Mrs. Vesta and average midday or maxi- , ~ . . ' ,' . , State Road Supez~sor sa,(I tins Waiters Jones who was not only Jefferson county's only woman mums averaging 29.8 degrees ~ ' " "'" '; rural mall carrier, but the first one in West Virginia and one These figures indicate a daily be~ n)orning that with the help 0f his of the first m the country. Another of the honors which the low freezina averave for ever~ bred and weary crew workmv, a- county holds is that it's Own Melvin T, Strider, prominent Charles da- be th. m-nq~-~ iu~-,f~- th~round the clock, and a snow blow Town merchant and undertaker, was one of the five persons ,~, " "'~ ~ "~," ~'".~":~' :;'~er which was brou-ht i~ f~w eomnes~ was renec~e~, In The " " ~" *'~ ' " who inaugurated the service ~om the Charles Town Postofflee. .'.': .... v., ......... ,, .,,, ,~.** .......... - ,~ :" " Sh ~ ........ uvfowtan since excep~ Ior a le~, ""='~':', a. ,. ,,,, , ~,u.,, , ~.~. In the above picture ,Mr. Strider and Mrs. Jones are 0 mn~- -; , ,, , * . ..... ,,; ,~ ......... ~.~ .... ~ ...... ~ ~.. lng in front of the high, and attractive plaque erected at the sprulKles, the months pzec!pha- : ............ gram onomon wnn ~wo wa~ ~ral Charles Town Postofflce to commemorate the birth of rural free tion of 1.85 inches, was entirely ' . "" ." - m rl own ] , fie And It has alsr~ been poss,b delivery " Cha es T "n 1896. , in the form of snow. " ,~ ~ :' " ~ le to ()pen a numner of the c(1)In- nt when the to man n the ly s stcondaty roads to at l~ast After 42 years Jefferson Coun. [ me p o . " h,. Ildl..I.&.mA IMIII kl~l, ': s ~, ". .!" ." ty has lost it s first and only wom ]list rejected it to take another Iglo MLIillylI~ Will II~1 one-way t~affw. He said the Flow an rural mail carrier through re-]job Of course with the appoint- ~_,_ - ~- I ~. ing Springs road is open as far tirement. . Iment of Mrs. Jones by the then ~ ro ~l~es |own .as the Sam Micha(ls .{arm; th(! - -- 'Postmaster Creamer Youn- came 'Sunlm~t Point Charlt?S Town roa(l Mrs. Vesta Watters Jones, me I " "' t4, A I o A ia, . ~. . " " " first womanrural mail carrier in objections from fown townsfolks ~ Leav|~l ~~ ~i~St ts.!)pen as ~s lhe R~ppon and Sum .......... wno claimed that no woman -- a 11111. l'olnl ttoafl ~L[le l'kearneys- west virginia anu one ot me nrst t " " , ~ ., ,. : , ,~ ,' ' ...... ~could handle the assignment ~~ .......... vine ttoad to tl~ virginia ~me in the entire united S~ates, nas I . ~~ ~ . -'--,~-, *',~- 'ast deliver,, run into I : And despite the fact that Mrs. .~5: \:.,: ~as open at teas~ ~ ,n( way tra~- lll~lU llK:;It 1 t~ L , # the rural residents of various [Jones was called to duty at one~" rio th, s n~o) . ,~a h)t of the " ' ' ::~,~ neav5 roa(lequtplh Ill lta:q now .~.,o . th. count- iof the wozsetimes of the year, ~~~,,:, - . . *. I the Winter being blizzard,, just ~~ Deen moved horn me primary It was on Feb 3 that Mrs a ., - T ~': ...... " . ":[like the present-one she soon ~~ h~ghways onto secondary roads clones OIIlclany became a re]lie(1 I proved her critics to'be wron~ Cain'said as of l0 o'S'lock this mail carrier She had not how ~" mor " ~, " e~ , ' , ' "[ When Mrs Jones took over de- ~~~ mn~, h~s m ~ had be(n abh ever, been making the daffy de to o en aboul )a (~enl ef the ! ! .... " "1 livering the*'mail she had an old ~~~~ P ' 2= P~': " livery since last dUly wnen ~'le secondalv roads rind balrln~ an~ ........ f'_ I Model T-Ford the f~rst car she ~~ , ' '. , ' '' ~ " / was ~orceu to take a leave o an i ,- - ' - ~ ..... h av " 1 and .... " - - ' o i~ "t ever owneo, ann it was ner first' ~~~ e 'y win( or]tttng hmiRht, sence ann unaerg surgery '" i ex-erience at driving ': -" - ~ should have aboui half of them [J . ' . :~ And Mrs. Jones said this weekI The months of lanuarv and --~: /~. open late this evening or I~y Fri- that while it has-een smetime[Februar. . y had been'so cold-and ~~/ day n, orning, . now since she last delivered, the snowy that the Shenandoah River Although already dead fired by mail, she hasn't, gotten entirely, had frozen to depth of 18 inches reason, of having. workedo around used totheldeaofnotgomgtolar~dthereweresnowdriftsabout ~i/~'i the clocksnicelastFr,day'sblast the Postofflce in Charles Town[as hiuh as the car in which Mrs ~~1~ / mg snowstorm, (am sa~(t h~s where she sakl she has had sO[lonestravelled " ~lr:i~ / Slate Road crew are stiekin~ many wonderful times and enjoyI' Can you imaeine a voung girl ,o_ll' right with the herculean task ami ed such wonderful fellowshiPlstarting out today on 28 mile they now feel they will soon have with such a fine and friendly I trio on a day like Wednesday in L,J I the battle of snow and snowdrifts Postmaster and staff, l an'old Model:T Ford car, no eat won. It was on March 17, 1919 thatler and only cloth and celluloid -- The ,fifth storm which started DR D K MCINTYRE about 2 a m W~dnesdav morn Mrs. Jones became the county's/glass curtains on th~ car to keep ". . .~ *s - first full-time woman rural mail i out the Wintery blasts-Mrs Jones Dr. Donald K. McIntyre who ing. e!ther closed down or li11 ited carrier She had taken the Civilldid it with no thought of not practiced medicine in Charles operauons of just at)out tv(r). Service compehtlve .... examination [ beln'g able to make the complete Town .fr about 11 years before thing' in' the. count.~" .'. , . I for a postoffice appointment[rural run. Of course there were accepting an overseas position Some of the ceunty s uldustnes shortly after the start of World]spots on the run, where she had w!th the U. S. State Department were operating today with only War I when many of the county's |to leave the car temporarly and will be winding up his two year sk~Aetm~ c~ews or on a very limi- men were taking their examinat-[foot it back to the mail box. But tour of foreign service duty in ted bas~s due to th( fact the era- Armed Forces She she all nd m a ed Dec 1961 and accordm to lnfor ph)ye(s wet( snowbound and un ions for the ". I made them a an g : " g ' ~ ." ~ " " had finished second high on the ]to get back to Charles Town not matron received here this week abk to get to their jobs. Itoo .__an~m v hours off schedule. The ne noes not plan to come back to Officials. of the General Tele- -- - - ~......;..-..-., [ " v he Charles Town to practice medz phone Compan~ said thi~ mmn tlecelvea nm,,,-,t-,,.-- t River Road usuall, caused r . , : - s' " ..~ /tho n~nct tvnnhha snel nrnhlom~ clne. ing despitetile heavv snow and a lllt II WlIgll tlt 11 11 y ,., AS a ma " - " [during the Wjnter months, as it tter of fact it has been lot ofthere had not b en any m Gibson, then a rural carter, retir/ learned the off' s " . 7-: . te t:on "" ~ ' " " ...... ~ .- . _ ] ............... Ice wnlcn ur. ~ac- rrup I s In telepIlon( sere, ice, ea Mrs Jones got me appoint TUriN TO PAGE 3 A t re s ~ , : : " y till has on West Liberty The maintenances,, l~tn have, how. Street, have been leased to Dr ever, bein~ expetitncin~, great dif Jules F. Langlet and he plans to ficulty getting into places wllere aaove from his present office service had previously heen el- space in the Professional build- One of the features of the annual banquet of the Independent Fire Compax~y last Thursday night ~ the installation of newly elected officers to serve the Company fluting the year 1961. Those installed at the banquet were, first row, left to right: K~ble Johnson, Vernon ,Chick' Gaxney, Rev. Dr. Richard Seholl Charles F, Reininger, Edwaxd L. McDonald, Charles O. Peer, ~nd Lee bushong, l~ek row, left to right:--Clayton Jmnes, Jimmy Fields, Locke Wysong, Wayne Smallwood, Stanley Kelley, Leighton Welsh, Clark Furr, Lee Ramsburg, and Robert Henry. The officers were officially installed by President Reiningcr who congr~tu- luted them and asked them to make 1961 the biggest and best year yet. (Photo by Timm Sinn Studios) ing about March 1. Dr. and Mrs. McIntyre and children have been living in Sai- gon, Viet Nam since October, 1959 where Dr. McIntyre has had the responsibility of caring for the health~of many of the Ameri- can~ in that area. Dr. McIntyre is expecting to leave his post with the State De- partment in December, but just where he will take up practicing medidne next it is hot known, NOTICE! DUE TO SNOW TRUSTEE'S ~ALE OF 1957 FORD AUTOMO, BILE IN FRONT OF COURT HOUSE AND THE ADM1NISTRA- TOR'S SALE OF R. C. SMITH- SON'S PEESONAL PROPERTY WILL bOTH bE HELD ON FEBRUARY 11, INSTEAD OF FEBRUARY 4, AT THE SAME HOUR. LEE BUSHONG. fected to make the needy repairs~ The story was pretty much the same from officials of the Poto- mac Light and Power Company, with no interruptions in service because of this snow, but some difficulty being experienced in getting inlo places where lrouble had been repotted sexeral da~s ago. All Jefferson Counly schools have been closed all this week and indications were this nmrn- ing that they will not be re-open ed now until the first of the week. TURN TO PAGE 6--A NOTICE! I am now offering bookkeeping and income tax service along with insurance. For information call E. P. "bUDDY" SMOOT. JR., Sgdler building, 1091 Charles Town. Jan. 19 to April 13--FP :i :i