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PUBLISHD EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN CHARLES TOWN, W. VA BY THE JEFFERSON PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. SPIRIT ESTABLISHED 1644 -- ADVOCATE ESTABLISHED 1885 COMBINED MARCH !. 1~48 MAX BROWN, EDITOR OFFICE NORTH GEORGE BTREET --- TELEPHONE 222 SERVING JEFFERSON COUNTY FOR |14 YEARB AND READ BY MORE THAN ~O,OOO PEOPLE EVERY WEEK. ENTERED All SECOND CLASE MATTER AT THE POITOFFICE IN CHARLES TOWN. W. VA., UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH S, 1879. WEEKLY NEWSPAPER REPRESENTATIVES, INC NEW YORK CHICAGO ATLANTA DETROIT LOS ANGELES MEMBER OF THE )NAL EDITORIAL o ALL SUBf~CRIPTIONS DELIVERED IN THE STATE ARK SUBJECT TO 2~ CONSUMERII BALEIII TAX. BUBICRIWrlON S3.SO PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. Thursday, February 19, 1959 6. VICKERS The death earlier thi week of G. E. Vickers provokes a special sort of sympathy which we humbly extend, on behalf of the whole community, to his survivors. Few families have ever suffered a heavier toll of tragedy in such a short period . of time than the Vickers family. But a short while ago a son - and a daughter-in-law were the innocent victims of a terrible : highway accident; ere the wounds from this had healed an- other son died from a chronic heart 6ondition. In addition to : this two of Mr. Vicker's brothers died. The family has liter- : ally lived with bereavement and heart ache these past two - years, and we only wish there could be some way we could - help_ bear the heavy load of grief. " May his widow and son and other members of his family gain some solace in the knowledge that "Ed", as he was af- fectionately known to so many, was respected and loved throughout the whole county. He was as well known, perhaps as any man in the county. Usually when men, gain such a wide - notariety they frequently, with or without fault, make enem- ies somewhere along the line. If "Ed" had enemies we do not know who they were. If he bore malice towards any man he never spoke of it. He was a quiet, friendly man, and we will miss him. MR. DULI.ES' ILLNESS Americans, regardless of party affiliation, are and shoultl be united in their wish and concern for a welfare of John Foster Dulles. Few men in public life have ever displayed such an example of unselfishness and devotion to duty. It has come to light that for some time now the Secretary has been in great pain; but he has literally courted death in his insist- ence on carrying out his heavy duties If effort, sincereity and devotion were al lthat it took to make a great Secretary of State, Mr. Dulles would certainly rank among the greatest. Ordinarily the inability of a Cabinet officer to carry out his duties would not involve any great hazard since in most in- stances in the past Cabinet officers have been but mere a- gents of the presidential will. But in the field of foreign policy since 1952 it has been John oFster Dulles, and not the Presi- dent, who has been responsible for our foreign policy. In the vast field of foreign affairs, in which we have been so heav- ily involved since 1940, it has, for the past six years, been Mr. Dulles who has been President, and not Mr. Eisenhower. It is this fact that makes Mr. Dulles illness so serious. It is obvious that Mr. Dulles will have to be replaced. Jus- tice to him and to the country leaves no other alternative. Whether he will be replaced by someone within the present framework of the State Department or by some outsider re- mains to be seen. Meanwhile, may we suggest that if foreign policy is to be truly bi-partisan the President might do well to consider a leading Democrat for the role of Secretary of State. We, of course, mean Adlai Stevenson. , I I , LOCAL AND PERSONAL ACTIVITIES IN . . . By Mrs. G. E. Webb Telephone Death Of Mrs. Derry - Mxs. Wilda Viola Derry, 75 died on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. Ii at the home of her sister, ~Irs. - Robert L. Edwards, in I~udoun - county, Va. a few miles south of .. Harpers Ferry after ~tn illness of nearly a year. She was the widow of the }ate John E Derry, well- known farmer of Loudoun county _ and was ,he daugl~ter of the late Peter ~Snider and Mary Webb Sn~- der of Laudoun county. Since the death of her husband several years ttgo she had been living wi,th a sister, Mrs. B. F. Eackles in Boll- car. Atter spending several months in Charles Town General Hos- pital she was removed to ,the home of another sister, Mrs. R. L. Ed- wards in Virginia. Survivors are one brother, Robert Snider, of ~leersvlle. Va..two sisters Mrs. Ed wards al~d Mrs. Eackl~s. The body rested at the Eackles Funeral Chapel until SatUrday when it was removed %o d~he Eb- eneezer Mefinodist Church frota Where servicas were held with ,the Pa~r, Rev..Robert Mayou officiat ing assisted 'by Rev. Robert Collins ~tor of the Methodist Church in ivar. ,Mrs. Derry Was a ~aithful member of the Ebeneezer Church since her gtrlhood days and was organist there for many years. After coming to Bollv~r she at- tended the Bolivar ,Church ,but r~t~iried her me~nbership in the Ebeneezer Churdh. Interment was In Hillsboro Cem et~ry, ,Mrs, Lbon Donovan Of Bruns- wick, Md. formerly of Bolivar has been co~finod to her 'home suffer- ing ,fro~h a broken bone ,in her foot. She is employed ~t a Hos- pital in ,Braddock. Houston Snowden, son of Mr. and, John Snowden of Bol- ivar has returned to his home af- ter spending quite sometime in the Walter Reed Hospi,tal in Washing ~,on, D. C. He e~cpects to resume teaching in Baltimore in ,the near future. The writer was sorry to note the omission of one name of the young s~ers attending the Moors children party last week. Lisa Franzcn was ,t~e mls~iag one. WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY SALES . We call attention to a number of advertisements appearing throughout this week's edition of this newspaper advertising special sales at certain stores in this community on Friday and Saturday of this week. For some time now the larger me- tropolitan areas have been holding bargain sales on Wash- ington's birthday. Our local merchants commenced sponsor. ing this special sales event last year and it proved highly suc- cessful, with shoppers coming from far and near to take ad- vantage of the many bargains offered, We have cited on num- erous occasions the advantages of shopping at home and we are confident the case need not be restated. Our local mer- chants bear the brunt of virtually every charitable and civic fund raising campaign. They are constantly called upon to give of their money or their merchandise or their time to this project or that. They are willing to do this and do it cheerfully as long as they are able to do so, and their ability to do so de- pends in no small measure on how well we support them. We hope that the response to the many special bargain buys offered by Charles Town and Ranson merchants will be i gratifying and that this annual event will continue for many years to come. 0rth fCenti0n By Henry The Role of the NAACP It remains to be seen whether Mr. Chester Hun,tley, one of the National Broadcasting Company's more able news re,cotters, has aid- ed the cause of segregation or the cause of integration in his memor- able telecasts of the last two Sun days. Two weeks ago, ff I under- stood him correctly, Mr. Huntly expressed the opinion that insofar as aiding school integration was concerned Vhe National Associat- ion for the Advancement of Col- ored ,People had lost its usefull- ness, and should retire from the scene in this particiulRr battle. Last Sunday Mr. Roy Wilklns, the executive secreva'ry of ;the NAACP asked for and was granted time to reply to Mr. Huntly's suggestion. At fine same time and on the same program the white editor of ~t South Carolina newspaper purpor ted to speakthe case for the whole South on this cor~troverslal and tragic issue. Viewed ,from the ste~ndpoint of "a college debate" I would *have to conclude that Mr. Wilklns had much ,the better of it last Sunday, and ~h,at the Sou~ Carolina news l~,per edi,tor (I do not recall his naxne) failed to presen.t his case in as good a manner as it could have been *presented. This may have been due partly to the fact that ~he newspapermam spoke first and had no ~:hunce for rebuttal of what was said later. But through it all I had Ghe .feeling, the con- clusion was inescapable, that Mr. Huntly .had much the ,better of both of them. Here were spokes- men ,for the three sides of one of the most controversial issues of our times. On the other hand was a spokesman for the NAACP say- tng, with ~he backing o$ ,the Unf- Ired States Supreme Court, "Integ ration must be accomplished with 'all deliberate speed". At the other extreme was a man saying, "We have no desire to yield an inch from what we conceive to be a matter of principle." And in the middle was Mr. Huntly saying the only thing ~hat can be said unless anarchy is to prevail. There can be no question but that many of he integration vic- ,tories that have been won can be ~laid a~ evhe feet of the NAACP. And I agree Mr. Wilkins ,that if the NAACP had not followed up i~s May 1954 victory witch ~ wri,t of execution, so to speak, there would probably not be as much integration as there now is. But a ,good general must always assay the cost of every victory. And the cost to the overall general wel~fare of the colored race has been so great as to ,border on the llne of ,the near prohibitive It is this, I history of each slide as l,t was shown. Refreshments were served 2492 to those, attending the Rally. .Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Henretta Miss Margaret Sombre and Mr. Harold Oreer of Washington, D. C. spent last Sunday wi,th Mrs. Anna Mauzy and son.. Mr. and Mrs. David Dulfy of Washington spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. T. K. Orame who returned home with them ,to spend a few days with her daughter and family. The after dinner entertainment on Ladies Night $or the Lions Club on last Wednesday consisted of a Program by the Walruven School of Dance. District Governor Eis- mon of Charles Town was the guest speaker. His subject was T. N. T. (Today- Not Tomorrow). Guests during ,the past week at the home of Mrs. H. T..McDon- ald were her son Frank of Ken- sing~ton, Md. and Mr. and Mrs. ~tanley Durkee and sons Stanley, Jr. and Donald of Alexandria, Va. Mrs. Harry Sanbo~ver and Mrs. Aubry Carter of Lovettsville. Va. were the visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Garten on Sun- day. ~Mrs. Anna Shreck Is a patient in the Charles Town General Hos- pital undera, oing treatment and ob Ser~ation. Mrs. Charles Wise of near Boli- var is a patient in the Winchester Memorial Hospital where she un- emven, t minor surgery a few days ago. , Mrs. Raymond Biller, leader of. ~he Girl Scouts and Mrs. W. T/ Moore leader of the Brownies. spent Saturday afternoon ,at the W. Morrow ;think, %hat ,Mr. Huntly is driving at. There is scarcely a school su- perintendent in the heretofore se- gregated areas that ,has not re- ceived ,an inquiry from some arm of ,the NAACP as to what is being done in his area ~bout carrying out the court mandate. However ,noble may have been the inten- ,tions of the writers of these letters there van be no question but that many who received ,them took them as veiled ultimatums, and hostility and resentment grew. In virtually every area resentmen,t to i SChOOl integration developed In dir ect proportion ,to the degree l,t was being sought to be advanced by the NAACP. The long and the short of i~ is ha~ the NAACP has become a symbol of arrogance o the White Sou,fin just as Jim Crow ts a symbol of inferiority o ,all Ne groes. And as long .as the NAACP insists on bhrowing its weight a- round as a conquorer the "White South will fight everything it spon sots tooth and nail, to .the ever- lasting detriment of both races. It is tl~is, I think, that prompts Mr. Huntley to suggest Vhat the NAACP re~ire from ,the battle scene. The South regards ~ahe manner in which it operates its schools as an internal and local matter, be- yond the scope of the dictates of a national court. It is a position finat many subscribe 'to, bu~ unfor- tunwtely under our system it is not the law, since the law ls wh~t the Supreme Court says it is, whether we agree with it or not. There is no easy solution to this great prob lcm. But any approach o it must begi4~ with recognition of the ines capable ,fact that in~egratlon Is ~he law of the land. It then seems to me that the problem narrows :down tm a method of procedure by which the law may be obser- ved wi,th a maximum amount of good ior those concerned, and a minimum amount o~ .harm. In such an a4aproach ,the NAACP has ~o role to pl.ay. The tetnporary benefits it gains for its ad,heren%s are more than off-set by ,the ~hos- illty it generates. There are, as Mr. Hunly has pointed out, reas- onable elements in every 'comm~~ ity who could solve many of these problems with ~ minimum of fric tion if but given the opportunity to do so without outside interfer- ference. But negoedation.s on a lo- cal level between local people of bo~h races can only be conducted In the long, dark shadow of the NAACP So long as that shadow remains and local Negroes arf de- nied the ritht, directly or indirect ly, to make their own decisions integration may be the law of the land but it will never be a true: fact. skating rink in Berryville, Va. with their groups. ~hey spent an en- Joyable ~f,ternoon. Several mothers of %he girls furnished transpor- tation and helped which was very much appreciated by the leaders. Mr. John Howard is spending several days 'this week with rel- atives in MorganOywn, W. Va. The Trice Sub. District Rally of ,the M. Y. F. was held at Camp Hill Methodist Church on ,Monday evening with over eighty present ~en of them from the Bolivar M, Y. F. group. Dr. Paul Warner, the District Supervisor showed some [slides on Christian work in Japan ~where~ he lived and worked for a number of ycar~, He gave ~t brief of Martinsburg visited Mr. and Mrs. Wllli'am Henretta on Sun- day. aMr'nd and Mrs. William Lehman family of Shepherdstown spen,t Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Lehmans mother Mrs. J. L. Eack- les. The local Boy Scouts, Troop 28 accompanied ,by their Scout Mast- er Mr. W. T. Moore spent the weekend at the Boy Scout Camp at Rock Enon in Gore, Va. They were accompanied by Mr. Earl Peacher of Halltown as a guest and he was .quite a help with the transportwtion and in other ways. His son is a member of Troop 28, and #bhe ,wttendance was 11 per cent. Hikes and mountain climb- mg were enjoyed and u session of Sunday School and worship ser- vices were held on Sunday morn- ing. Credit will be .given ,the Troop for ,their attendance at the Church School. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Stotlar and family of Bolivar ~btended ,the 70 th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. Stotlars grandparen,~s Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Stotlar of Frederick, Md. recently. The very happy couple both past 90 years of age enjoy good health and are remarkable in every way. Mr. C. R. Young returned home on Sunday after spending several days in Vhe Charles Town Goner~ Town, beginning at 9 o'clock. Home ,baked cakes, ,pies and rolls will be for sale and also salads and ,candies. ,Miss Priscilla Arms, of Bel Air, Md, spent the weekend with her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Arms. Mrs. A~bert Roeder resident of Harpers Ferry for many years but now at Rlverdale, Md. with her son and family is greatly im- proved in health and is learning to use an arti.fical limb, ~fter an amputation from diabetics .and ex peers to return to her home this Spring She is the widow of the late Albert Roeder, well known B and O rai'lroader, who suffered a heart attack about two years ago and died. She spent quite a- while in the Charles Town General Hospital before going ,to River- dale. Mrs. Charles Malone and two children of Layman, S. C. are now spending sometime~,, with her pa- rents Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Holmes. The latter has bpen quite ill and was hospitalized for a- while. She is improving at %he present tl,me. Mr. Charles Powers of Washing ton, D. C. spent last week at the home of Mrs. J. L. Eackles. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Jenkins and the la~ters mother Mrs. jarie Sht~maker spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jenkins in Mar- tinsburg. Topic For Sermon Hospital. He is recovering satis- ,aoto ly P byt Mr. taIll.gspeota res erian Church few days last week in ,the King's Daughters Hospital In Martins- burg undergoing treatment and observation. Mrs. Mark Horn living between Bolivar and Bakerton recently event by plane to Raleigh, N. C. ho visit her son Prof. William orn and family. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Caper of Baltimore, Md. spent Sunday at the home of Mr, and Mrs. Hen- retta, The latter returned from ~'he Charles Town General Hos- pital several days ago after being a patient, .there for about ten days He continues '~o improve The ladies of St. John Luther- an Church will hold a Food Sale on Saturday, Feb. 21 at ,the Jeff- croon Hardware Store in Charles Contrary ,to ,the thought of some that there isn't ,any good news left in the world, "There Is Still Good News" says the Rev. Carlyle A. McDonald, minister of ,the Char les Town Presbyterian Church and that will 'be his sermon topic for ,the 11:00 a. m. service on Sun- day, February 22. "And since the Good News is so very good, we ought ,to share it" stated Mr. Me- Donald. Other church a~tivities on Feb. 22 include Sunday School for al lages at 9:45 a. m., R. W: Brock mann superintendent and Pioneer Vespers at 6:30 p. m., Mr .and Mrs. R. O. Gracey, Adult Advis- ors. Senior High Vespers at 6:30 p. m., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Guthrie, Adul~ Advisor, m 7000 Oregon Ave., N. W. ~ashing"ton 15, D. C. February 3, 1959 Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate Post Office Box 231 Charles Town, W. Va. Gentlemen: Thank you for remincklng me o~ by subscription expirwtion date of February 11, 1959. Enclosed you will find my check for $3.50 to cover my subscription for ,~he cur- rent year. I lo~k forward each week to hay 4rig my Hometown paper and read i,t from cover to cover. Very truly yours, Pearl Roberta Barrows Mrs. Chester E. Barrows Washington, D. C. February 3, 1959 Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate Charles Town, W. Va. Dear Sirs: Am very sorry to be so late in sending my money ,bu~ overlook- ed it t~e ~lrst of Jan. Hope the de- lay hasn't inconvenc~enced your of rice too much. Thank you for con- ,tinuing the paper for these past weeks as we would have been lost without it. The service has been very good and we have enjoyed the paper so much ,th4s past year. Very truly yours, Blanche Huddle Eilertson 1204 Longfellow St., N. W. %Vashing~on, D. C. Washington, D. C. February 3, 1959 Editor Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate Charles Town, W. V~. Dear Sir: Please find, enclosed my yearly subscri~ptlon to our good county paper. I feel as though I've taken a part of Home with me ~hen ,the Spirit-Advocate arrives each week. May you keep on "Keeping On" Best of wishes for all the year. I expect to get ,home around the lat ter part of April. Will let you ~now. Sincerely, 0Mrs.) Blanche A. Whcatley February 16, 1959 MCI Co. Marine Bks. Eighth and Eye St., S. E. Washington, D. C. Editor Spirit-Advocate Charles Town, W. Va. Dear Max:- I am sure you do not know me but I believe you may wan,t to know what I have to write. I am writing In conr~ection ,with Jefferson County's first, or should I say first three traffic .f, atallties of the year as I have read the Spirit's account of Vhe accident I know i,t oceured on the "S" curve at Ha|ltown. Very well do I know this curve for I have lived near it and in January, 1956, I too had an accident there. To get on with the reason for this lebter, I think the people of Jefferson County could and should do everything in ,their power about this in,~amous life taker. Even I have seen where at a very small expense this part of ,the highway could be easily straightened. If you or Mr. Morrow would write an editorial on ~his curve the amount of damage and loss of lives it has caused in the ,past five or even ten years, I feel certain that one of the biggest killers in our county can be stamped out. I enclose a self addressed stamp ed envelope for your reply and hope you will express an opinion bo~h in ,the paper and ,to me. Former Resident of Halltown Washington, D. C. United States Senate Comml,ttee on Banking and Currency February 13, 1959 Mr. Max Brown Editor, Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate For some time, I have been wanting to express to you my sin- cere ,thanks for the courtesies that you and your newspaper have giv- en me during my career of public service, so I am taking this means of doing it. Throughout my terms in the House of Representatives, and now the Senate, your interest in me and treatment of news dealing SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FAltERS 4---A THURSDAY with me have been kind. I have a large measure of respect for you and your associates on The Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate. Again, my warmest expression of gratitude. West best wishes and regards, I am Sincerely yours." Robert C. Byrd, U. S. S. "Proof Of The Pudding" Sermon For Lutherans At Sunday Morning Service The l%ev. RiChard E. Neal, pas- tor, announced Monday the ,follow ing schedule of Services :for Sun- day, Feb. 22 and subsequent chur- ch ,meetings nex,t week ,for St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Ran son. Sunday Church School at 9:45 a. m. Robert Ross, Superin- tendent. The Service at 11:00 a. m. w~th sermon "Proof of :the Pud- ding", chilaren's sermon "The Twelve". Nursery held during wor- ship; coffee 'hour ~ollows the Ser- vice. Junior Luther League meets at the church at 6:30 p. m.; topic "Israel Under Foreign Rulers" by Jim Albright. Senior Luther Leag ue meets at the parsonage at 7:00 p. m. with Leagues from Martins- burg, Shepherdstown, Uvilla, and Neersville to hear Dr. D. K. McIn- tyre give a doctor's viewpoint on drinking. Wednesday, Lenten Ves- )ers at 7:30 p. m. with sermon "On the Moun~ of Transfigurat- ion." Senior Choir rehearsal a, fter Vespers. Thursday, 6:00 p. m., Cub Scout Pack 39 will have its Blue ,and Gold Dinner at the church. Friday, Junior Choir practice at 4:15 p. m. Saturday, first year c~techism class at 10:00 a, m.; con firmation class at 11:00 a. m. Miss Ash Winner Legion Oratorical Contest Miss Mildred Ash of Bunker Hill a senior at Musselman High School at Inwood, was the winner of the American Legion tenth dis- trict oratorical contest which was held at Shepherd Colleeg on Tues- day. Second in ,the contest was Now Armored Div. PFC. JAMES Word was week by Mrs. St. George Town, ~hat her Class James L. sent overseas to 503rd Company mored ceived hls basic Hood, Texas. John Doyle ,a for who won the Miss Ash's subjeC~ oration was 'The dained By Free ed 'by Free ible to compete ~: which determine %he national finals, les Printz was iz contest Wirt~h Dr. Vera Malton, Church, Dr. I. O. ney Henry W. judges. READ THE f~ ! \ JUST ,CALL 664 and We Will Deliver For You!! RANSON, W. CIIOPPlN@ WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY or for that matter, ANY O T H E R BIRTHDAY, IS A GOOD DAY TO STOP AND SAVE AT THE RANSON GROCERY CO. MRS. SMITH'S large 9 inch c Gal. 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