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j! i i!ii Telephone Your News to ..... i Mr. and Mrs. Allie Tucker of Lynchburg, Va. are announcing the arrival of a daughter Priscilla Anne Tucker born February 5. Mrs. Tucker will be remembered as Patty Tarplee, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. C. C. Tarplee of Lynchburg. Mr. Tarplee was the former Rector of the Zion Epis- copal Church in Charles Town. John P. Briscoe, well known local real estate and insurance broker of Charles Town, ~uffered a sudden illness on Tuesday and was removed to the Winchester Memorial Hospital for treatment. His condition was reported as being somewhat improved on Wednesday afternoon. Miss Elizabeth Wysong has re- turned to her home on South Sam uel Street after a visit with friends in Sarasota, Florida. The Reverend and Mrs. John D. Alfriend and daughters Emily, Peggy and Lucy, have returned to their home in Boydton, Va. af- ter a visit with Mr. Alfriend's par ents, Mr. and Mrs, John S. A1- friend at their home on South Samuel Street. During that time, the Reverend John D. Alfriend at tended a meeting at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Chur- ch in Washington, D. C. The sub- ject of the meeting was The Chris tian Farmer and His Government. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barr and three children of Lancaster, Pa. spent the past weekend with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Ber- nard Barr and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry White, at their homes on South Samuel Street. Mr. and Mrs. 'Abner Albin Rid- dleberger of Wilmington,! Dela- ware spent the past weekend with Mr. Riddleberger's parents Mr. told Mrs. Raymond Riddleberger a~their home on South Samuel Street. 3orn to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nicewarner, 310 W. Lawren- ce-St., Charles Town a boy, Rob- er~ee Jr. in the Winchester _Me m0rial Hospital, Winchester, Va. Mrs. Nicewarner is the former Miss Margaret Doris Wilt. Mrs. Lillie Reinhart celebrated her birthday last Sunday at the Knott Rest Home. She was pres- ented with a homemade angel food cake, given her from the Knott Rest Home. Also ice cream was served to the members of her birthday party. Mrs. Mabel Rust of the Knott Rest Home celebrated her birth day with a homemade Devils Food cake from the Knott Rest ttome. She had a private party in her room which consisteti of 6. The party was topped off with cherry ice cream. A daughter was born Sunday in the Kings Daughters Hospital, Martinsburg, W. Va. to Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Hough, Ranson. Miss Reva Nicodemus Receives BS Degree In Elementary Education MISS REVA NICODEMUS Miss Reva Nicodemus, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin I. Nie- odemus of Charles Town, has suc ces~ully completed the require- ments at West Virginia Univer- sity for a Bachelor of Science de- gree in elementary education with additional teaching fields in English and Science. While at the University, she was a charter member of Gamma Phi Beta national social sorority campus election official, candid- ate for Spring-Spree queen, at- tended leadership conference at Jackson's Mill, vice-president of the University 4-H Club, served as hostess for Greater West Vir- ginia Weekend, and was senior representative on the executive council of Student National Ed- ucation Association. At present Miss Nicodemus *is teaching English and Science at the Charles Town Junior High School. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lackey in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gracey and daughter spent Sunday after- Ion with their mother Mrs. Ag- nes Gracey and brother, Mr. Creamer Gracey. Mrs. Francis Mitchell Froelich er of Baltimore, Md. will leave Friday for Colorado Springs, Cot, orado ~,h~re:she will visit her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. E. Jaquelin Smith at the Fountain Valley School. Donald L. Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Myers was visiting his parents between sem- esters. He is a student of engin- eering at West Virginia Univer- sity. Mr. J. Burns Huyett, Sr. and ap waiser L. Randolph Huyett at- tended a meeting of the Potomac Farm Credit Association at the Lieut. and Mrs. John A. Bul- Shrine Club near Keyser, W. Va. lock and young son of 29 Palm, California, where Lieut. Bullock has been stationed in the Marine Corps, spent the past weekend with Mrs. Bullock's parents Mr. and Mrs. P. H. B. Van Tel at their home on North Mildred Street. Lieut. 'Bullock has finished his tour of duty and expects to locate on the east coast. They left on Monday for Summit, N. J. where tli~y will visit his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Bullock. Mr. and Mrs. C. Manning Smith of The Orchards, Mr. and Mrs. Philip T. Porterfield and Mr. and Mrs. J. Blackwell Davis of South Samuel Street spent the past weekend in New York City. Mrs. M. T. Thomson of McLean Va. is spending part of this week with her and sis- ter Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Tabb at their home on South Samuel St. while Mr. Thomson is on a bus- iness trip to Jackson, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lee Box- well of Berryville, Va. and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shull of Charles Town visited their mother Mrs. Thomas L. Shull last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Avis Crim have returned after a weeks stay with last Saturday. Linda Grant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patsy Grant celebrated her 14th birthday with a supper at her home on Saturday, Feb- ruary 14. Those helping her~, cele- brate were Misses Barbara Hen- esy, Sally Showen, Rose Marie 222 and Mrs. John Glassford and 3 children and Mr. John Hall of WilliamsP0rt also visited them on Sunday. Junior Woman's / i Miss" Food, Clothing, rs IMiss Betty C.a!n Is Provide Christmas Cheer For About IBrie Mr. Wdhams LMr" Y 16Needy County Families [% Winchester, Va. Club Planning For Spring Fashion Show The Charles Town Junior We-! man's Club is making plans for their annual spring fashion show. This year the show, Portrait in Fashions, will be presented on Tuesday evening, March 7, at 8 P. M. at Shenandoah Downs. Most of the local stores are showing their new fashions at this show with local ladies mod- eling. Mrs. Robert S. McCabe is gener al chairman and Mrs. A. D. Peters will serve as toastmaster for the evening. Mrs. McCabe has nam: ed the following committee chair men. Advertisement, Mrs. James Gore; Script, Mrs. Archie Smith; Refreshments, Mrs. Nancy Lloyd; Modeling, Mrs. Helen Anders; Door Prize, Mrs. Mary Simmons; Program, Mrs. Harry Jenkins; Publicity, Mrs. Richard Riley; Staging, Mrs. John Braithwaite; and Properties, Mrs. Garland Sny der. Tickets may be obtained from members of the Junior Womans Mrs. Joseph E. French CluW. Admission will be $1.00 for In the first Nuptial Mass wed- adults and 50c for children under ding held in St. James Catholic 12 years of age. Refreshments are Church in Charles Town, Miss included in the admission price. John Uttleton Among Finalists In 1960-61 Merit Scholarships One senior at Harpers Ferry High School has been named a- mong the finalists in the 1960-61 National Merit Scholarship Pro- gram competition and has been awarded a Certificate of Merit. Principal Carl S. Auvil announ- ced that the following student re- ceived the Certificate which at- test to his high academic prom- ise: John E. Littleton. Littleton attained Finalist sta- tus by his distinguished perform anee on two tests and upon en- dorsement by his high school. A- bout six-tenths of one percent of the seniors in each state received ,the awards. Approximately 9,800 students in the 50 states and in United States territories were honored. "The Certificate of Merit Win- ners represent our most valuable The annual Christmas program, lhe holiday season. Fifty-six were referred to these persons or groups and approximately $1120 a rural-urban cooperative effort staged to help provide Christmas cheer in the form of food, clo- thing and toys for the county's less fortunate families cost this past Decemhber a totol of $2,169, according to a~ detailed report from Shirley M. Hunt, chairman of the project. Hunt's report showed that a to tal of 176 families enjoyed a much happier Christmas through the efforts of this project than i they possibly would have other- wise. With the Charles Town Chapter of the American Red Cross ser- ving as clearing house through which names of needy families are screened to prevent duplicat- ion, the Christmas program each year brings the necessities of life into many county homes each Christmas time. A new innovation in fund rats ing was brought into the Christ- mas program this past December with the placing of a "Cheer House" on Charles Town's down- town streets. And this was under the direction of the ReD. Russell Urquhart, pastor of the Charles Town Baptist Church. Assisting Hunt and the ReD. Mr. Urquhart with the program also were Glenn Ramsburg and Robert Noland, of the Charles Town Citizen's Fire Company, who had charge of the filling and distribution of the baskets. The Red Cross Chapters also served as a center for donations bridal bouquet. Maid of honor and bridesmaids were gowned in lavender, bailer inn length. They were Miss Ann Palumbo of Charles Town, honor was spent. Assistance to other families amounted to $1049 mak- ing the, cost of Christmas pro- gram approximately $2169. Total cash receipts for the Christmas appeal amounted to $1039. The "Cheer House" brought in an- other $334.75 and the balance was contributed by generous in- dividuals, organizations, churches and the Red Cross. Members of the Citizens Fire Company assisted with the filling and distribution of baskets of food and toys. Mr. Hunt said he was especially appreciative of the work done by his committee, the Citizens Fire MR. AND MRS. Company and the staff of the Red Cross Chapter. It is almost an im possibility to thank every indivi- dual and every organization who participated in making this ser- Vice a success. Many volunteer hours were put in the Red Cross office to keep records, financial[ The ceremony was and otherwise. The following or-.Iby the Rev. William ganizations assisted one or more families: Stafford Chapter, Isaac Walton, Civic Ranson; American Legion, American Legion Auxil- iary, Shannondale, Shenandoah Garden Club, Dolly Madison Gar- den Club, Charles Town High School Student Council, Harpers Ferry Women's Club, U. C. Y. M., Mr. and Mrs. Adrian S'. Ranson, this week ann m marriage of their daughter to Mr. Jack D. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Berryville, Va. Saturday, January 21 at m. in the Methodist Winchester, Va. The bride wore a blue suit with black accessories corsage of white carnations. The matron of honor,was ! Dorothy Cain, sister of the The best man was Bobble friend of the groom. Other attendants at the ding were Mr. and Mrs. national resource, our talented youth," said John M. Stalnaker, president of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. "These exceptionally able students deser ve the recognition and encourage- ment of every citizen concerned with the future of America." The Merit Scholars, to be an- nounced April 27, 1961, will be selected from the Finalist group. They will receive scholarships from the resources of the Nation al Merit Scholarship Corporation and from sponsoring business cor porations, foundations, associat. Ceramer, Lana Marcus, Cindy Da Dis and Sandy Bennett. Linda re- ceived many nice and useful gifts and everyone had a wonder Dr, Cedl D. [by, Jr, ful time. Vistitors with the Slushers and W~II l~har~ In W & L Wilsons, Leetown on Saturday J were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bohrer of[-- ..... Martinsburg and on Sunday Mr. Research. Studv Funds and Mrs. Marshall Wilson Jr.-- ........ " .... ~ ...... ions and induviduals. In 1959.60, 115 sponsors participated in the Merit Program. Dr. Cecil D.-Eby, Jr., a native of Charle~ Town and a son of Ce- cil D. Eby, was one of 11 Wash- ington and Lee University pro- fessors who have been named to share $4,419 in university funds for support of research and study projects during 1961, Dean Wil- liam W. Pusey, III, announced near town. The Knott Rest Home celebra- ted Valentine Day by' serving their members heart shape cook-! ies. Troop Number 30 presented! everyone at the home with a red[ heart Valentine pin cushion. : YN-1 James Glassford stationed at Norfolk, Va. and his wife of Arlington, Va. visited their par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Glassford Summit Point over the weekend On Monday James left oa a three weeks cruise to Cuba aboard the Communtion Ship Pocono. Mr. this week. " The awards, ranging from $200 to $900 in individual stipends, are part of a Washington and Lee program which promotes contin- uing scholarship among faculty members and increasing teaching Maxine Hartack, daughter of Mr. William Hartack and sister of Bill Hartack, well known jockey, be- came the bride of Joseph E. Fren ch of Charles Town here on Tues- day. The groom, a prominent rider in Ohio, Maryland and West Vir- ginia, is the 'son of Mrs. Helen French of Harrison, N. J. The bride placed a bouquet on the altar of The Blessed Mother and, with the groom, received a special blessing in the 10 o'clock mass, Father John C. Ryan off- elating. Assisting Father Ryan in the ceremony were the ReD. Cyril Draino, M. S. S. S.~ T. of Win- chester, Va. and the ReD. Valen- tine Sedlak of Pittsburg, Pa. attendant; Miss Mary FnInces Frazier of Charles Town, and Miss Carol Carper of Middleway, The flower girl, Pamela Collis of Charles Town, in white, carried a basket of rose petals. James Sauers of Coral Gables Fla. was Mr. French's best man. Ushering guests were Bill Sill of Charles Town and William Hum- phreys of Harrison. Master Mi- chael Haines of Baltimore, Md., was the ring bearer. Music for the service given by Mrs. A. D. Peters at the organ and Dr. William K. Roth, soloist, and requests from individuals, or ganizations, churches and their auxiliaries to give personal as- sistance to these families during ! Ann Post of West Virginia Uni-jlly invited to these services. versity. I .... The table was decorated with I Red Cross ChapterTo a colorful centerpiece of snap-[ dragons and pink candles. Dinner[(*nn~.l.~ [~lre~ A|~ consisted of country ham and [ %,VlIUUt,1 lll~l /dlU i roast beef with all the trimmings." IC Mr. and Mrs. Smithwere pre- ourse In Near Future sented a tiered cake inscribed with "Happy 35th Wedding Anni Jefferson County Chapter, Am- versary". A lovely dinnette table erican Red Cross is planning to and chairs were presented to conduct a first aid course in the them from their family as an an- near future. First aid "know niversary present, how .... is very important and es- pecially so since so many of us are confined to our homes due to Given in marriage by her fath- er, the bride wore white peau de sole, with hooped skirt and train and a fingertip lace veil, attach- ed to a jeweled crown. Her strand of real pearls was a gift from her brother. A white orchid surroun ded by pink roses formed the both of Charles Town. byt A wedding reception at 5 p. m.,Pres erians To with dancing at 8 was given at the Moose Club. The bride has worked at Shen andoah Downs, operating an IBM machine in the "Bonanza" depart- ment in the last meet. Guests attended the function from Pa., Va., Florida, Md., Ohio,, and New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Smith Jr. were guests of honor at a din ner celebrating their 35th wed- ding anniversary given by their six sons on Saturday, February 4 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don ald Smith on S. Church Street. Fi~ce of the six boys were present for the occasion. Mr. John M. Hear Another In Series Of Sermons "Security is what many people want more than anything else and the Christian Religion pro- vides it," stated Carlyle A. McDon ald, in announcing the-sermon topic at the Charles Town Pres- byterian Church for Sunday, Feb- ruary 19. The subject of the ser- mon will be "You Can Be Sure That Nothing Can Separate You From God's Love." This will be the sixth in a series of sermons on the geenral theme, "You Can Be Sure." The final sermon of this series will be preached on February 26, the topic being "You Can Be Sure That God Will 'Answer Your Prayers." As always the public is cordia- ! Smith, who makes his home in Kooskia, Idaho,. was unable to at tend. Those helping celebrate the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam M. Smith of Baltimore, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Arehie Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith and Mr. Todd Smith of Charles Town and Mr. Barry M. Smith and Miss L the heavy snows. Red Cross water safety instruc- tor saved the life of a traffic vic tim choking on blood from inter- nal injuries. A Texas youth roll- ed a neighbor boy in the snow to :extinguish his flaming clothing. [A Kentucky steel worker, taking, an in-plant ARC first aid course, gave quick life saving care to a fellow worker injured in a 45- foot fall at the plant. These three "heroes" were able to act promt- ly last year because of Red Cross first aid training and education. If there are any persons inter- ested in taking a first aid course will they please contact the Chap- ter-270-and leave their names. Laborites quarrel among selve~ over Polaris base. Williams, parents of the Mrs. Adrian Cain, mother bride and Miss Deanna friend of the bride. Both the bride and employed at Doubleday in ville, Va. Mrs. Williams graduated Charles Town High 1959. Mr. Williams from Clarke County High in 1959. Mr. and Mrs. Williams are l ing their home with the parents in Berryville, Va. Mrs. Frank Powell home from the hospital day. She was hospitalized of an infection. -SPEC A PERMANEN WAVES Call 390 VIRGINIA'S BEAUTY SHO 118 North Charles Charles Town, W. Feb. 9-2t.--LP sPIRIT OF JEFFERSON e^aM as AD& 6---A THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, Dressing - Choice*of 2 Vegetables Cranberry Sauce - Co fee or Tea EXTRA COFFEE AS DESIRED Hot Rolls -- Butter Homemade "Ice Cream Children's Plate 75c -- Adults $1.50 # Route 340 East of Charles Town 8 Miles Across Bridge in Maryland effectivenesses in classrooms and laboratories. Now in its eighth'year, the pro gram is supported by the Jol~ M. Glenn Fund, established in 1953 through a $120~000 gift from the late philanthropist. Glenn was an official of the iRussell Sage Foun dation and a member of the class of 1879 at Washington and Lee. Prior to the Glenn program, a $250,000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation was used to promote faculty scholarship from 1951 to 1953. Most recipients will conduct their research during summer va cation, although ~hey have until December 1 to complete their projects, Dean Pusey said. Dean Pusey said several addit- ional Glenn grants may be award ed later this year. Caperton Bros. Charles Town Photo & Gift Shop Diamond's Smart Fashions Everhart's Music Store Feagan's Jewelry Store Harry Cain, Jewelers Jefferson Hardware Co. Kastle's Men Shop Leggett's Dept. Store Lucille's Small Fry Shop Modern Home Appliance Sales and Service Old Dominion Appliance Store Potomac Light & Power Company Riddleberger's Store Siler's Shoe Center Smith & Strider Smith Tire and Battery Company Strider Furniture Store Swimley's Furniture Store, Inc. Town & Country Clothiers Valley Hardware Webb's Radio and T. V. Service Wesetern Auto Associate" Store / J White's Record Shop J The Above Stores Have Adopted These Hours To Give Their Employees A Lenger and More Enjoyable Week- End.