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FORECAST. ----__.__ and rather cold. today. Increasing lowest near 29. With rising tempera- likely. Outlook Warmer with showers , -k * |~ #t L, #c TWO SECTIONS m Read By More Than 20,000 People Every Week "Serving The Charles Town- Ranson and Jefferson County Community Since 1844" WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. TIIURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1959 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 {ENT . One of Routes traffic on Fed- through lready exert- are now of the huge through the a new all of ,the haul stone to ,the to be con in Loudoun Was made 'about contracts have five different al of some 142, to be trucked Over certain sec in Jefferson Vir- 9 in Jeffer- them. Langenelder at least will be ~roject. And it will be of rail- rt site. This 8,000 large 100 and the in- on :the high and Northern another 200 to trucks would delivery, but trips to cement is be Used in pay- main run- a~ineer for ,the firm of contracts for let to &he. Company, Lehigh Port- Union Cem eurity, Md.; Com- and the Stand Corn,puny Ca.' ~nt to the air and, have le the job. ~tlready -State Com- er the right of cement and North are H. C. g, and Son, a. the Brooks and the Chem would be 9 in Jeff- Routes 7, 15 in Vir- Cabinet Meeting District Governor Of Lions To Speak For Gala Saturday Affair The Charles Town Lions are planning a gala affair Saturday evening, February 14th. wi~h a dinner-d,ance at the Moose Home Ball Room. District Governor W. G~ Eismon will be the speaker of th~ everring. Th~ Ladies of .the -Moose are serving the dinner and the music for the dance will be fur nished by "Harvey Gardner Or- chestra" Invitations ,have been ex- tended to other service clubs ~for the dance. The club will sponsor 'the second Record Hop of he month February 27 at the Jr. High School. Also, the monthly scrap pa'per collection on Saturday, Feb. 21st.:The Lions will also sponsor ,another Hop on March 13 when ,the Band clinic will be held .here. Fair Association To Have Annual Feb. 17 hibits has increased. It is believed by many th~at the fair is one of the best and most successful court ty fairs in the area. The people of the county should be proud of this activity. It is hoped this pride will be exhibited by a large a~tendance to the annual meeting. The annual meeting of Jefferson County Fair Association will be held Tuesday, February 17th in County Court House at 8:00 p. m. All members and others interested fin the fair are urged to attend. This is one of ~0he important meetings of the year. Directors of and officers for the new year will corn be elected, a report of last years and stoneactivities will be given, and plans moving itfor 1959 will be discussed. Co. Jefferson County Fair has been build a in operation .for six years. Each near'Mar-year the number and scope of ex- company's for the .terminal will be in the en- Martins- This county in truck general Farm Women to Meet At Home Mrs. A. B. Link, Sr. / ~Mrs. John Grissinger Jr. will :review :the drama, J. B., currently running on Broadway '.for t'he Net ghborhood ,Home Demonstration Club on Tuesday, February 17 at the home of Mrs. A. B. Link Sr. A covered dish supper will be ser- ved at 6:30 p. m. elivered to the .from ~!ng pur- on-the made. 8_2ppos deuce was taken in ,the case of Mary Clagett, et al vs R. K. Wall, et al. The suit was an action to re- cover damages which the plaintiffs alleged they had sustained as a re directed sult of action on the part of the ,heard defendants in constructing a road in Maplehurst Subdivision in ,Charles Town. Both parties waiv- ed trial by jury and the case was heard by the Court. The parties were unable to conclude 'the tak- ing of evidence at the present ,term of court and ,the case was held over 'for further hearing to the of next term of court which will be .held in April. Today the court is hearing the evidence in the chancery case of the Vallle Welch vs George Welch. The case involves custodial rights rial of the to children (ff the parties. Court will be in session here un Court. til Monday, February 16, when Week evl- /the term ends. :Children' Names Directors Officers For Year The annual membership meet- ing of Children's Haven, Inc., was held Wednesday, Feb. 4 at which time organization directors were named, the general matters per- taining to operation of the Haven were discussed and later officers c~lected. Named to the board of directors were: the Roy. Temple G. Wheel- er, director of t.he Haven, Mrs. ~Ielen C. Wheeler, George Mullen, Joseph Warrenfeltz, Joseph Shif- man, John Briscoe, J. Blackwell Oavis, Roger Perry, Fred Nuss- baum all of Charles Town, Rich- az'd R. Feller of Mar tinsburg and Mrs. Margaret Wesbury of Bethes d,a, Md. With completion of the member .~hip meeting the board met and named the Rev. Mr. Wheeler as presiden, t; Roger Perry, vice-pres- ident; Capt. Nussbaum, secretary and George Mullen treasurer. With a drive now being made under sponsorship of the Jeffer- son County Junior C,hamber of Commerce to raise funds necessary Lo liquidate a $12,000 indehtedness on the Haven, much of the discuss ion at the board meeting concern ed programm being made on this drive. Locally Made Dresses !'o Be Displayed At Bank Of Charles Town An unusually interesting exhib- it will be held beginning Thursday in ithe lobby of the Bank of Char les Town when dresses made by a local company will be on exhibit- Ion. The dresses, made by the Lore- Lyn Manufacturing ComPany of Ranson and sold under the trade name of "Westbury Fashions" are produced in the plant formerly oc cupied by the Perfectiot~ Garment Company. This plant, which started operat ions about six months ago, em- ploys seventy local women in their Ranson operation and within the immediate future will add forty .to fifty more ,women to .the pay- roll. At the present time,the plant is )roducing two thousand, two hun- dred dresse a week and expects .to step this production to four thous and, fiche hffndred a week befbr~ many more weeks. "Westbury Fashions" are sold throughout the entire United Sta- tes and they are nationally adver- tised. Mr. M. E. Settler, Manager of the plant said that the dresses are made here ready .for shipment to the sales outlets throughout the country. Mr. Settler said, in answer to questions about the payroll added to the local retail area "I will just say it is substantial and runs into several hundred thousands of dol- Three Volunteers Go Into Armed Forces From Jefferson County ~ :~::~ :i ....... :: ............ .... ...... Thlee men, all volunteers, were sent to the Armed Forces Induc- tion station in Baltimore, Md., Tuesday for induction into service from Jefferson county, it was announced by Mrs. Helen Glenn, clerk of the Jefferson County Selective Service Board. The trio as shown above were, left to right :--Harry L. Brown, of Charles Town, the leader; Donald L. Ott, Harpers Ferry, and Samuel M. Oden, of Harpers Ferry. (Photo By Clipp) ;town Council Annexation Of The Shepherdstown Town Coun cil, meeting in regular session in Tuesday night, voted to purchase ,fifty new park ing meters to replace old n~eters that have become defective by use. The new meters are of the latest design and cost slightly more than fi,fty dollars each. They will be in stalled wi'thin .the next month. ,Council also discussed the legal ~rocedure i,t would have to $otlow to annex the southern suburbs of the town into the corporate lim- its, The area under consideration: is known as Trussell's Addition and Little Run Acres, the latter area being the site of a recent housing development just east of the High ,School. A number 'of persons in t,he affected area have asked to come into t~he corporat- ion. The Gouncil took the ,mutter Under advisement and decided ,to survey sentiment in the affected area as well as in the town before making any decision, Suburbs Samuel Berry Charged With Issuing Forged Checks On Merchants Samuel Clarence Berry, 24 of Shenandoah Junction, who just can't seem to resist the urge to forge and utter worthless checks, has run afoul of the law in boVh Berkeley and Jefferson counties and although he is being "held at lars a year. The amount varies be- present in Berkeley County jail cause we :have constantly added in default of a $3,000 bond, he is new employees. We are deliglztedalso under a $500 bond for ,two to increase local employment. I counts of forgery and utterings in might add that we find people Jefferson county. Raymond Lee Painter is Beaten, Robbed Of $394 Charles Town State Police are looking for ~wo teen-age Colored youths who are reported to have beaten and robbed Raymond Lee Painter of Euclid Avenue, Charles Town of $394 in cash around 4:45 Thursday afternoon, Feb. 5. Corporal I. P. Richardson said ~pr~llminary investigation of the ]ncident was made by Trooper Tommy Ward. The incident is said to have happened shortly af- ter the races last Thursday near Carper's Esso Service Station. The victim 'told State Police he was walkii~g from the race track ,towards his home across a field when two~ Colored boys stopped hi,m and ,asked him :for a cigarette. The~ they proceeded to beat him and take asum of $394 from his pockets. William Clifton Poston, 21 and Marsh, all Stickles, Jr. 18, both of the Middleway section of Jeffer- son county were ordered held for action of the April Term of the grand jury of Jefferson County Circuit Court on a grand larceny charge following preliminary hear ings before Justice of the Peace Eugene Clipp. Each posted a $500 bond which was set and were re- leased from jail. The two are alleged to have stolen a calf the night of August here and the employees we :have are most cooperative, making ,this plant outstanding in both quantity and quality of production." Mr..Settler is assisted in the management of the plant by his son Donald Settler, who is Super- visor of the Finishing Department. "My True 'Finals for .the My True Security contest will be held Wednesday, February 25 at a dinner neeting of the Jefferson County Jaycees at the Thomas Jefferson Hotel. My True Security is a script- writing and delivery corn,petition which encourages high school sen iors ,to ,think, write and speak on the importance of initiative and self-reliance in providing a secure future for the individual. Entries are judged on the content, orig- inality and delivery of a five-min- ute script on the subject "~My True Securi'ty-The American .Way". Seniors graduating in the calen- dar year 1959 from Shepherds- ,town High, Harpers Ferry High and Charles Town High "are eli,g- ible to enter. The winner will be entered in the state contest and will be eligible ,to receive an all- expense trip to the national My True Security awards program in Washington, D. C. in J~ly, cour- tesy of the national co-sponsor, Mutual Benefi't L!ge Insurance Company. All contcgtants in the 1o cal contest will receive Keys. The first place winner will receive a plaque and a Savings Bond, Sec- ond and third place 'winners will receive 6avin, gs Bonds, all of which have been donated by The Bunk oi Charles Town, Peoples Bank and Blakeley Bank o Ran- .sOrt., Corporal I. P. Richardson said Berry was brought to Charles Town from the Martinsburg jail Tuesday and after a preliminary hearing 'before Justice of the Peace Merle Alger on the forgery charges, was placed under a $500 bond and then returned to the Martins~)urg jail. Berry allegedly passed worth- less checks at the J. C. Penney Company'S tore and at Wall's Ser vice Station in Charles Town. Corporal Richardson skid Berry forged ,the name of Robert M. Smi,th upon a $35 check which he :was able to get cashed at Wall's Sdrvice station where he purchas- ed an automobile tire even though he didn't have an automobile. Sin ce he ~had no use for .the .tire he took i~ to a deserted spot along a county road and hid it. With. Berry's apprehension the tire was recovered, police said. , On January 8 Berry purchased an undershirt and some socks at the J. C. Penney store and gave a check in the amount of $40, hay ing written .the check on Sonny Berry and signed it as Bob Smith. ( ATTENTION BEE LINE! All members and their guests are invited to attend the annual George Washington luncheon which ~vill .be ~held at the Thomas Jefferson Hotel Saturday. Febru- ary 21 aJ~ 1:00 ,p. m. Tickets $1.50 Call Mrs. Emory Kable, 959 W not later than Tuesday, FebrUmT 17 for reservation. ATTENTION--FREE GAS THE RANSON ATLANTIC SER- VICE STATION (on the Ranson Circle) WILL GIVE AWAY 10 i Gallons of Gasoline to the lucky winner each week. Drawings on Saturdays at 2:00 P. M. WADE BENNETT R. M. SMITH, Distributor. May 22-tf.--FP 8, 1958, placed I t in the trunk of a car and transported it ,to Hagers town, Md. wheer they sold it, Char les Town Trooper R. R. Truex said. Troper Truex said the calf, was taken from the Arthur Dodson farm near Middleway around 11 p. m. Stickles is also allegedly in volved in the ,theft of several other head of cattle in the vicinity of Inwcod in Berkeley County. Poston was arrested by Trooper Truex on January 31 and given a hearing before Justice Clipp that same day. Stickles was not appre- hended until Feb. 7 at which time he was also given a ~reliminary hearing and released under bond. Jefferson Democrats To Meet Tonight At 8 The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson Coun, ty Democratic Association will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at the Jefferson County court house. C. A. Hehle, association presi- den, t urges all person's interested in ,Vhe Democratic party to be pros ent. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY NEW CLOSING HOURS FOR BARBER SHOPS! The Barber Shops Hsted below will begin observing the following New Closing Hours, effective Fri- day, February 6. Friday the SHOPS WILL CLOSE At 8:00 P. M., and on Saturdays the Shops WILL CLOSE At 6:00 P. M. ENNIS BARBER SHOP A. R. DELAUTER M. R. DAWSON E. R. BIRKITT~ RAY PARKS NICKENS BARBER SHOP Feb. 5- 2t,--FP One Shlhtly Hurt In Road Wrecks In Jefferson County One person was slightly injured and three cars damaged to the extent of about $495 in two minor highway accidents which occurred in Jefferson county Saturday and Variety Bargains To Be Offered I Sunday, Charles Town State Police reported Monday. Clifton C. Poston of Kearneys- ville suffered minor lacerations . .Bargain hunters in Charles Town and all of Jefferson and bruises in a one-car collision about 8:45 p. m. Saturday evening County will have an opportunity for a field day it: (harles at the southern end of the Bloom Town come next Friday and Saturday as Charles ery bridge about six miles South merchants will be staging" their second annual two-day of Charles Town. Corporal L. P. Richardson who Washington Birthday sales. All this week merchants haw investigated the accident, said a been busy making final preparations for the bi " buying 1952 Ford being driven by Claude Leon Poston, RFD 1, Boyce, Va. carnival and indications are now that the affair this year was damaged to the extent of a- will offer even "bigger" and "better" bargains Hlan for bou~ $400 when it side-swiped the South end of the bridge. The d~'iv the most successful sales held last year. er was charged with iailure to To date i looks as though some keep,his car under control and was 20 Charles Town retail businesses will be participating in the sales Kiwanis International given a hearing before Justice of the Peace Merle Alger. promotional program and in order Sunday evening about6:55to make the affair better than last T,,,,,;a,, Guest Trooper R. R. Truex investigatedgear they are digging up some sen President .~ a ,two-car ,accident which occur- sationally low-priced bargains. red near the Cities Service seat- Some merchants report they will Ladies Night. ~ro~ram ion near Vhe state-line on U. S. be slashing prices on many artic- At Route 340 West of Charles Town. les Of merchandise from 20 to as Trooper Truex said a 1953 Fordmuch as 50 per cent Just for these being ,driven East on U. S. Route ~wo big days. 340 by Paul Ellis Lord of Balti- Since the ,affair is going to be more, Md. was side-swiped by aa two-day ,affair the regular shop 1939 Plymouth being driven West ping hours will be followed, with by Anstead Neal Carter, 43 of Rip the stores remaining open now on port. Friday night un*til 9 instead of Sat Carter was,arrested and charged urday. with drunken driving and at a Participating stores will be de- hearing before Justice of the signaLed by displaying red and Peace. Merle Alger, 'he was found white Washington birthday ban- guilty of the charge and was fined hers and pennants in their dis- $100 and costs and his (>perator's play winodws and throughout license revoked for a period of six their establishments. And it is hop months, ed that a complete list of these Damage to the two cars a- stores and some of the special mounted to about $95 Trooperbargains they are going to offer Truex said. will be available for next week's , issue of this newspaper. Towne House Is Broken Shoppers are urged to watch next week's issue of this news- paper for the many advertise- m~iit~ thes~ merchants w ~ll be rt~ Into At Harpers Ferry n ng w,hleh will :tell ~the story ,~,f t~zc. wide variety of s~ecial bar- Charles Town State Police report- gains to be offered. ed Monday that they are still in- Ir~NNETH B. LOHEI~ vestigating .a 'breaking and enter- World Day Of Prayer Kenneth B. Loheed, Ontario bus ing w.hich occurred sometime a, iness ~ident of Kiwan round 10:15 Tuesday evening, Feb. i ~" '~" "F~ ]~7 will visi't the K1- 3 at the Towne House, located in S ~ w~ J ~ ~" Charles Town on Harpers Ferry. ervice To Be Friday TuJ~ ~' ~. 17 for an inter-club Corporeal I. P. Richardson said ladle', ~LP program. a number of things bare been re- 3 30 At Baptist Church Kiwanis club members from this ported, as missing including 'two * area will be in attendance at the cartons o,f cigarettes and a supply of chewing gum. The intruder or The Worl~i ,Day of Prayer ser- dinner meeting which will be held at the Moose Club dining room intruders also pilfered the k,itchen vice ,for Charles Town and Ran- beginning at 6:30 p. m. and dining room and while there son Will be held Friday at 3:30 at Wednesday night, Feb. 18. Pres helped themselves to some cake First Baptist Church and the pub ident Ken Loheed will speak at and other foodstuffs in ~he ice box.- tic is not only invited but urged to the Biennial Kiw~tnis Congression- Entrance to the' establishment attend, al dinner to :bc staged at the Hotel was via climbing upon a roof and This is a service to unite all Statler in Washi~ngton. D. C. breaking in two windows. The i~q- Chfistians in a bond of prayer, to Mr. Loheed, who was elected truders entered ,through the kit- give individuals an opportunity to president of the North American chert and left via a s,ide door. share in a fellowship of prayer service organization in Chicago A pedest~qan ,heard a noise in with others around the world and on July I of 1958, is the official the establishment which had been to witness to their belief that pray spokesman of 253,000 Kiwanians closed for the day and notified an or., has the power to bring the is more than 4500 clubs through- employee who resided close by. hearts of men into conformity out the United States, Canada, At The Towne House employee in wi.t~h God's will. aska and the Hawaiian Islands. turn notified Mr. and Mrs. Robert During this, his administrative P. Leonard, proprietors of the ~ear, he will visit representative place. Lions To Have Scrap clubs in many parts of English and French speaking North Amer . Baptist Brotherhood Paper Collection ca. Mr. Loheed is ~a veteran of 33 The Charles Town Lions will ears in Kiwanis during which .,,r" Have Ladies Night hold their ,monthly scrap paper time he has held m~ny of the or- collection Saturday, Feb. 21. The ganization's top offices in club, club appreciates the cooperation division and Kiwanis district. He The Men's Brotherhood of the the pt~blic have shown in this has also been active in the leader Charles Town Baptist Church will worthy project. Please have paper ship of Kiwanis International it- hold their annual Ladies Night at where the collectors can see it. If self, having served as a member the church Thursday. Feb. 19 at any one has paper and would like and as chairman c~f several Inter- 6:15 p. m. Change in the time, and to bring it to the paper room a- national Committees, and as eras- the earlier .time is pointed out to cross from Whitmore Lumber Corn tee and vice president. He held the those concerned. The Brotherhood party they can do so any ~time as ~atter post for two consecutive meetings will be changed from Fri some Lion will put it in the build- terms, immediately prior to his day night to Thursday, due .to the ing daily, election to the presidency. Friday night opening of the stores. On Feb. 19 :the members are ur- ged to note the 6:15 time, due to the Community Lenten Service which will begin the 1959 Series, .to be held a,t the Baptist Church. The members are urged to begin 'assembling at 6:00 P. M. in order to begin eating promptly at 6:15. An interesting pr.ogr~m is being planned, and a good meal ,will be served. ~ Charleston, W. Va. burg would be a center for the LAWSON BOTTS UDC February I0, 1959Eastern Panhandle, Wheeling for MEETS TONIGHT 7:30 BY W. P. C. PERRY the northern, panhandle and sty- Special Correspondent eral of the other larger ~owns The regular meeting of Lawson For Spirit-Advocate throughout the state. This would Botts Chapter, Uni,ted Daughters reduce the overall expense as corn of the Confederacy which was .to Work is getting to be the order pared with having them distribu- i~ave been held Tuesday evening at of the day down here now, and I ted from each county. I will give the home of Mrs. Frederick Byrer, have-been very busy yesterday and this a try and see what happens. Charles Town, has been .pos,tuoned today. This afternoon I at~tended Schools, Roads, D. P. A. until ,this evening (Thursday) at a meeting of the Committee on 7:30 at the home o~ Mrs. Byrer. Roads of which I am a member Still nothing of a definite ha- and was sorry ~to see a couple of Lure has happened in the way ot ,bills in which I was interested, tab agreement as to what will be done C 0 R R E C T !led temporarily. They had to do for schools, roads, etc. However, PHONE NUMBER with the local distribution of licen about the most discussed possible se tags for autos and trucks such line-up centers around furnish- as is done in all of our neighbor- ing some money for Mental Heal- Our Attention has been called to ing states. The main trouble at th institutions and personnel, aid the fact that a number of persons the moment is the matter of find to the State Colleges, some addle- tonal money for D. P. A., the lncen ,tire plan to encourage countries to improve their assessment prac- tices, a small amount to aid in- dustrial development and of cour- se the mandatory 1,200,000 which has to be paid into ,the so-called Teachers Increment fund every year. Finance COmm. Busy On the other side of the pic- Continued On Page 8-A are not aware of the fact that we have A NEW Telephone Number, 212. The number is correctly listed in the NEW TELEPHONE DIRECTORY issued Last Fall. But persons going by the OLD DIRECTORY will ask for our old number which has been given to someone else. REMEMBER:-- OUR NUMBER IS 212. JEFFERSON COUNTY MOTORS, INC. Feb. 12-1t.--FP ing money to get the plan started and of course the people down here at Charleston don't want to reduce the size of their operation at ,the State. Capitol and put up all kinds of arguments against the )Inn. However, I have found some sup ~ort for a plan I have which would provide for distribution of these p~ates from regional centers, such as for instance pnsstbly Martins-