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February 17, 1966

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Ir0CAT :45. Min Dunba yal, Va., v 3unbar ree :harles Blt e visitors :h Mr. and Lyle Furr Town, ning with i 1 ] I l I [ I I I I I I I I I THREE SECTIONS LATEST IN LOCAL, AREA SeORTS -- COUNTY NEWS AVVERTmF ENTS TWENTY PAGES LOCAL NEWS -- PICTURES WEDDINGS -- SOCIETY CLASSIFIED ADS La ER 102 NO. 7 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047 1844 .... The Newspaper Charles Town And Ranson Grew Up With .... 1966 CHARLES TOWN, Jefferson County, W. VA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1966 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper l PRICE 10 CENTS m If Jefferson County made it's heaviest contribution of young men to the nation's Armed For- ces sinoe the days of the Korean War Monday, when a total of 16 boys were sent to the Armed Forces Induction Station at Fort Holabird, Md., by the Jefferson County Selective Service Board. The local Draft Board had a quota of 19 boys as it's February induction call, but only sixteen boys were shipped out. The other three boys who were slated to go, enlisted in some branch of the Services and were not required to report Monday. The induction group was still three above the December contingent which was 13 boys. Those sent for induction Mon. day were: Lester G. Viands, Way- ne W. Johnson, Caleb F. Burns, Jr., James V. Sheets, Bobby R. Housden, Thomas W. Molar, Char Ise W. D'Angelo, Jr., William H. Fiddler, W. Linton, Eddie L. Painter, who served as the group leader, Charles N. Kidrick, Arn- old W. Dailey, Jr., Richard G. Lee Robert L Rose, Jr., William E. Myers, Jr:, and Harry R. Carroll. On the same bus with the Indue tees were another 15 boys being sent from the local Selective Ser- vice Board to the Armed Forces Induction station for their pro- induction physical examinations. A total of 16 was listed to make the trip, but one youth trans- ferred to a Washington, D. C. Board. Mrs. Lyle Townsend. clerk of! the Jefferson County Draft Board said Monday the local Board has already received it's induction call for the month of March and it will only be three, which is the smallest number in many months. She said induction date has been set for March 14. It is also expect- ed that some 31 other youths will be sent to Fort Hola~bird on March 15, for their poe-induction examinations. ill wind blows someone, for days. The wintls--blew and~placed with respect to opening, re, some good This age lthe snow flew, piling up drifts|and keeping open the countys certainly proved to hold [ so high across Jefferson County!s I roads, Lewis S. Risster, County 1 some truth for Jefferson|roads that traffic ir~ and out, of i Roadss maintenance superintend-1 recently. For instance, I the county was corr~letely blocl,,[ ent, sent out a call for equipment 1 Weekend of Saturday-SLm-[ ed for at least:24 hours and part,4 anti manpower help to ElmerI 29-30, one of the Wo~t[ ial!y blocked ~or days. |V~t~ Director of the Equipment i to hit Jeff rsoa C0urity ] 3edJizi~ g 'tl~ ~:~e( :~tr~]t$ it, / D~i~.., W~ .~rginia State I ? paralyzed the county[ which his department had~} : .~I~Jtl~q'~ PAGE 8,A l World Day of Prayer will in the Wainwright Bap- Charles Town, on February 25, at WoHd Day of Prayer, ob- each year on the first in Lent, is sponsored by tired Church Women of the Council of Churches. aries, to pray for the needs of the world and to make an offering for carrying out the Churhc's Mission around the world. Basically the same service is used by groups in approximately 125 countries and areas of the world. These groups of Christ- ians will be gathering to pray for 'and giving for the world all the peoples of the world who aission of the Church, have are caught up in the tensions and ts primary purpose. It has opportunities of a changing time. brought people to- Through the service, people will across denominational, rac be considering the theme, "You and cultural bound- Are My Witnesses." r G sTo Bank Post BY DON RENTCH nuisance, at least here in Jef While the period of January erson County. Just what does that $100,000.00 In Oakland, Md. figure which Road Commission Superintendent Rissler has ar- rived at include. Rissler said it includes a $22,- [] [] [] [] The more than 350 fruit grow- ers from West Virginia, and some from nearby adjoining states of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsyl- vania, were hearing reports and resolutions this morning as the second day of the three-day sess. ion of the 73rd annual meeting of the West Virginia Horticulture Society moved along, at Shenan- doah Downs race track in Charles Town. 22 through Feb. 11, 1966, may in the future be referred to as the 21 days of snows, Jefferson Coun- ty's State Road Commission will mark this period down in their records as the date of the $100,. 600.00 rental fee on 11 bulldozers; ;000.00 snows, because that is at and a $23,125,00 rental fee for 11 least what it cost to carry on end-loaders which were secured [the snow removal job on the from private owners and put to [county's highways, l work alongside the Road Comm- And the reason that CountyI ission equipment on the big snow Roads Maintenance Superintend. I removal battle. It also includes the salaries of some 70 men who worked around the clock from January 22 thru February 11. And it includes the costs of replacement of some parts on equipment which broke ent Lewis S. Rissler says at least one hundred thousand dollars, is because this sum does not include monies spent for snow removal from the municipal streets in Charles Town, Ranson and Shep- herdstown. It is thought that this cost would add at least another $10,000.00 or more, had not much volunteer labor and free use of loaned equipment been made available to these municipalities. Then too, it has not yet been TURN TO PAGE 3---A New Applicants For Surplus Food Will Be possible to get a clear estimate ,.o n uu p u U ,~,~,,,~ ........... on the water and freezing damage ~)l~L~ U0 reD. z~ 1 .~u~,~,~z n...~o~ to the highways by the four ~ .... r ~ourmey R. Tusmg, who has snows which hit the county dur- Persons desiring to make appli- served as a vice-president and ing the period of January 22 and cation for Survlus Food should | Trust officer of the Bank of February 11. be at tlae Jefferson County Wel- Charles Town for the past three There is one thing, however, fare office in the County Build. - - i" and one-half years, has resigned that is for certain - the "pothole ing in Charles Town Wednesday, i I ,this banking post to accept a season" is here and there will Feb. 23, during the hours of 10 i | position of Chief executive officer I be as many '~vham . . barns" in to 12 noon, to sign up, it was an- | | of the First National Bank in|driving over the county's roads nounced today by Charles Whitt- I I Oakland, Md, it was announced|and municipal streets, this year ington, local coordinator of the | ~ today by James W. Strider, presi- [ as in many years And it is also Surplus Food Program for the | ~ dent of the Bank of Charles Town [ a certainty that the biggest and Jefferson County Court I ~ Strider said Mr Tusing s resig- I worst of the four snows, referred Representatives of the Keyser l nation became effective Feb. 11,[ to as "The Blizzard of '65," is be- Surplus Foods Center will be at i ~ and Tuesday he motored to Oak-ling written in the road commiss- the County Building that day to i i , land to take over his new duties [ ion books as not only a big nuts- ~ sign up new applicants, it was i i I there Mrs Tusing and the two[ance, but also a very expensive I stated. | | !children, Cynthia, a student at[ i i i Charles: Town High School, and| 8~i 1 elm ll 1 1 George, a student at Charles I I Town Junior High, will oont .olunal'leS lOW I Mercnanls i i I to reside at Belevedere Heights[ - ........ | | [in Charles Town until the close[ ~l~r _ i~ l~ _ of the current school term. lener|ne ele uareams i I I Mr. Strider said in announcing i I I the Tusing resignation that offi-[ i 1 [cials of the bank regret losing[ IIm |ll / ~11 dl~ | I I I such an experienced and valuable[ ln~P waon,n~ tl'a~itt ~K*'~I~(P i i I Persn in the field f banking as/ IlUOIIIIK,LUII GIUO i i i Mr. Tusing. i , i i ! Tusing came to the Bank of[ . i i i Charles Town from the Capon[ Once again .county and sect-I As another special convenience i i ! Valley Bank of Wardensville[ ional shoppers will find in Char- [ to the shoppers, the stores part[c- [] I Where h~ had been serving as] les Town Friday and Saturday, a [ ipating in the sales have so ' ~. [ bank cashier And in the short[ host of outstanding bargains as|marked their stores with special Charles Town General. The special container Was pur [ time of a little more than three[ a result of the two-days of Wash-I George Washington Birthday ban- has a new special eye] chased and presented to the hos-[ years that Mr. Tusing has been] ington Birthday Sales. [ ners and pennants. r which now makes itlPital by the Charles Town Lionsiin Charles Town, he has been[ Some 15 of the downtown[ Billed as the biggest Winter for local residents to|Club and in the above picture, l arrive in community and church|stores in Charles Town and Ran.lsales event in the section, the their eyes, or an eye upon lMr. Harry C: Harner, administrat-[ affairs, being a member. of. St] son areparticipating in. the an-I !ocal participating merchants .~ath to the Lions Club'slor of me ~nartes TOwn nospitat[ xnomas ~mneran ~nurcn m ~an-[ nual Feoruary sams anu speciat[ nave a varmty ot merchandise zs shown bern resented the con son v rtzseme rogn m and by doing this l" " g P "[ " i ad e ' nts are being carrled[ they will be offering Friday and Will make it po~ible for i tainer by Hugh Via, of Charlesi The bank directors has namedl in this issue of the Spirit off.Saturday to the buying public at to reeei ofiTown, President of the West Vir-/ Strider as Trust ~ffieer for the/ Jeffersen-Advoc#te ou2ining the|greatly reduced savings, some of a ~ans-| ginia Sight Conservation rouna-[ present, with Leonard Nicely to[ various bargain~ they are offer-| them being listed far below the [ TuIuq TO PAGE 3 -- A / serve as assistant trust officer. / ing. / actual cost. IHeading the list of reports this morning were those of the So. ciety's secretary., Turner Ramey, Charles Town fruit grower, and Hugh Caperton, also a fruit grow- er of Charles Town, the Society treasurer A new vice-president and four new directors for the Society were to be elected at this morn. ing sessian before adjournment for the noon luncheon. This afternoon a series of five talks were on the agenda includ- ing one on Harvesting and Stor. age problems by Mr. Joseph Dorsey, orchardist, of Moore and l)orsey, Itm,~of Berryville, Vz. With the close oFtOday's meeu ings, the fruit discussions which , have b~n on apples for the past two d~, will turn to peaches Friday ~rning, with five speak- ers liste~ to appear on the pro- gram be~re t h e convention Dairy Farm Management Short Course starting February 22 at Bardane Community Center. Per- "~- -on--e-ation of the Char ..... - es p- , lMt. Jackson Man Hurt sons interested in attending the 1 Xt o vn gBa t,st Church at a course should pre register at the special meeting held last SundayI County Extension Office and pay morning, voted to proceed with ll~ ~z~i~med~u ~l|~b enrollment fee of $3.00. the construction of an annex fin vv~uu~u$ l~ayiit The course will consist of three building .to the. church's educat-I, ,_t , A ~ , ,~ e ]on tacumes It nas ~)een esu S ssions, February 22, March 11 .... " - l..... :lACClaenf tm floule Y and March 8 an~ wiP be held lmated me new om umg will cos~ l at Bardane Community Center[smewhere between $39,(~0 and [ Dr. Robert O. Kelley, Extension [ $41,00.0, the wbrk to be done on a I Robert Lawrence Hunt, 46, of as cost pros DaSlS D ry Specialist at West Virginia[ " ' . [ Mr. Jackson, Va., sustained minor University, will be the instructor.I The contract., for construction| facial lacerations about 7'10. Wed- l of. the building was let to S. L.|nesday evening, when the 1965 ~|...~. C|...~m T~ ] ~xngnln~ & ~ons, contractors of[ ~zymouth automobile he was driv. ~111~11 ~ IIlq~lll~"ll /U [ Martinsourg. | ing North on State Route 9, went ....... . i The new structure will contain| out of control and left the high- .....,.......... N~~d Annual Pancage ,fan full basement,. 30 by 34 feet; a | .... way in the vicinity of the W. O, I ew room ~or use as a nursery;/ ~myu ~arm two new rest rooms, a new choir Charle Tow " s n State Trooper Supper Febmap/22 [room, a department for the single/M M. Davisson said Hunt who ............ I Young people and a new depart-|was driving a car owned l~y the xne Ultlzen s r]re wompany ox ment f the o n a ............. [ or y u g m rried coup-[ Weyerhaeuser Company of* Balt- un~rles TOwn Wm nola melr an le The r .... "/ s. p esent choir room now/more Md wa ,~hsw,,a ~-i~, nual pancake supper, at tne ~ire/in use,, will be convezted, to a[ drunken' drwmg" " ' ....... Damage~ .......... to the hall on West Washington Street,! oastor s office and study i ..... ~ ~;~,,~,~ .~: ~ Tuesday. Fe.bruary 22. t was an-~ The Reverend Russell Urqu-| no unced tm.s..wee~. . [ hart. a or . / ~~~~~aN i " p st stud constructmn .... := ". ,| work will get started as soon as[ __ bervmg w 11 be trom q p m un- til all have oeen servea ~ost OZt_ -a"-e ..... : | we tn r permits " the dinner will be $1.25 per per- The buildin "ro .......... I L~II~_.~,~~I~ ..... | en tentative approval by the con-[ .~ n~Hn~v /gregation some time ago, but ~,'~,,,'ffi':'~,,:'"~B 2"ffi~ | after bids were received on the[ aur~v~xz, r .,- . ,~ r used " c /P up shu ture and found[ ~,~,~ ........ ,.a .... a cooler .............. -.,uuut Ozl~m- 4 40 Clesr The three banks listed below[ all-- --tima ........ l today, the high 3to . y e~ tea, It was aeemeu e owe~t 16 will not be open for business on| aavisable b- .ha o~ .... h ~..~.~1 and colder tonight~ th l Tueseay, renruary, zznu, ueorgelt. *ake the .,~**o~ ~.t. +^ +~,~/ - Washlngtons Birthday, a legal]cnn~,re~ation far r,~e,m~,~,~,..*tnn/ Friday, partl~ elon~ewl~ ]lgll ]AANI OlF TOWI t .nnvn. 2 *h......4.,.* / atur ay, ratl U a i BLAKELEY BANK & TRUST CO ...................... v,-J .... | er. Northwest ~ I $ to 25 l PEOPLES BANK OF CHARLES ... -~-,~, ,',, , [ and gusty tat a y, becoming vat TOWN urcn liable 10 MPH or less tonight and Feb. 17-1-t-fp. I on Friday. Dairy Farm Management School To Be Held At Bardane Center Feb. 22 Jefferson County Dairy Farm- ers are invited to enroll in the Commander Harry S. Graves, (right) Pacific Missile Range (PMR) comes to a close about 1 p. m. administrative services officer, administers the enlistment oath to The convention opened here on his son. Douglasl 19, in ceremonies held at the Los Angeles Navy Wednesday morning, and after a recruiting office Jan. 17. Young Graves. a 1964 graduate of Oxnard series of four speeches at the morning session and five on the High School, enlisted in the Navy for a 4 year tour of duty. After Wednesday afternoon program, recruit training at San Diego, he hopes to attend the Navy's dental including one by Mr. David North technician school there. Cdr. Graves reported to PMR in September, assistant to Secretary of Labor 1963. In addition to Douglas. Graves and his wife Shirley have two for Agricultural Labor, the high- light of the first day's program other sons, Patrick, 16; and Kevin, 9. They live at 320 Calle Larios in came off at 6 p. m when the Camarillo. annual banquet and dance was The Graves family originally resided in Harpers Ferry and un- held in the grandstand mezzane doubtedly will be remembered by many Jefferson countians, of Shenandoah Downs race track.