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i, i ii !ii: O Teachers Education in County A Founder's Day program for between 1914-1918. National 4-H Center To Be Opened In June The National 4-H Center in Washin~Lon,*- D. C. will o.pen offic-: Sally on June 16 as designa,ted at the January Board of Trustees meeting af the National 4-H Club the Kearneysvllle Parent-Teachers Association Tuesday night served i Teachers in ~the school were re- called as Misses Ollie Blessing, as a means of recalling ,the history I Ruth Taylor, Bessie Williams, Miss of free school education in Jeffer- j Katherine Bonnet, Mesdames Eve- ~" son county, with regard particu- 'lyn 'Hardesty Brown, Lucille laxly to the Kearneysville school; Brown Grimes, Lura Miller Thorn- the private schools and tutors in ~son, Misses Ada Knode, Ida Tar- the homes of the vicinity before enner, Mrs. Mary Frances Morris- and for a while after the opening on Knott, Miss Virginia Hawn, Foundation, according to J. O. Knapp, Director of the Agriculture Extension Service at West Virgin- i,a University. Knapp is also chair man of the National 4-H Club Foundation Board of Trustees. A formal dedication ceremony will open the Center at this time, regardless of whether construction of free schools; ,the former and ~present teachers of the Kearneys- villa School and the past presiden- ts of the P. T. A. Representing the founders of P. T. A, Alice McClennan Blrney and Phoebe E. Hurst, were Mrs. Agnes Whetzel and Mrs. Madelyn Miller. Present teachers of the school are Mrs. Margaret Banks and Mrs. Marion Moore. The school history was compiled and read by Mrs, Herbert Ever- hart. She said residents of Kear- ~eysvtlle should be proud that t'nelrs is the oldest school in oon- ~inuous use in Jefferson county. Mrs. Reva Copenhaver White, A. B. Keller, Gilbert Hendricks, New- ton McKee, C. B. Carter, Oscar Jones, Edward Turner, Tom Van- Metere, Mr. and Mrs. Cletus toTe, Mrs. Catherine Boswell Stanley, Miss Olive Athey, Mrs. Josephine Clipp Selbert. P. T. A. Presidents have been Mesdames Ralph Border, Paul Miller, Mable Miller, John Me- Catty, Charley Miller, Hcr~vard Elliott; John McCa~ty, Mesdames Norval Johnston, Ercet Boyd, Harold Buhrman, James Blue, Herbert Everhart; Harry Russell, The first free school in the. area stood on what is now Mrs. Walter Wtlt's Property, a two-story brick building erected in 1872 with eight grades taught by two teachers. The present building was begun in 1908 on land purchased from F. O. i Mrs. Harold Downey, of Martins Trump who built the ,two-room burg, president of the Berkeley school. Providing inadequate, .two County Council of Parents and more i'ooms and hall were added Teachers, was among guests. High court reaffi.rms ban on a wife's testimony. READ ~' THE CLASSIFIEDS "Z" is for the Zeal with" which we serve prescrip- tion patrons. Count on us, always, for prompt and precise compounding. You will like our courte- ous service and fair prices. So, be sure to bring us your Doctor's prescrip- tions. Thank you! NI OLS & STUCK PHARMACISTS Phone 173 Charles Town, W. Va, of the Center is finished. The ded ication ceremony will be co-ordina ted with the National 4-H Club Conference ,to be held in Wash- ington at the same time. The Center was purchased on February 9, 1951 for ~pproxima- rely $375,000 and 4s now being re- modeled at a cost of nearly $850,- 000. A goal of $200,000 was set for State contributions-S3,000 of which was West Virginia's share. The West Virginia goal was reach ed when payment was completed in July with $3,489.65-wlel over the goal. When construction is For Wheeling Downs Mrs. Elwood Hamstead, Jaboc completed the Center will serve as a working monument to the 4-H Smaltwood, Allen Russell, and Mrs. movement and a leadership and Agnes Whetzel. citizenship training center for 4-H A birthday cake was part of the club members everywhere. refreshments which followed the The National 4-H Foundation fprogram. Attendance was large. was created by the Ex:tension Ser vice in 1948 as a private educat- ional body .to: (1) Plan, conduct, and handle funds .for programs of international education such as the International Farm Youth Ex Appeal Ruling Will Be change: ,2, acquire and develop a National 4-H Center and arran- ge for and provide opportunity a~ Filed On Racing Dates the Center for training of indivi- . duals in educa,tional programs, and (3) to provide fellcnvshi.p and scholarshi,ps for professional im- provements of Extension workers. An appeal will be filed soon with the State Supreme Court by the West Virginia Racing Commission ~rom a circuit court ruling requir- ing that body .t~ grant 1959 racing dates to Wheeling Downs an Uni- ted Press Dispatch from Charles- ton, W. Va. said last week. Commission Chairman Malcolm tote, Parkersburg, said this week the appeal would be filed either next Tuesday or the following Tuesday with the high court. The commission was ordered Wednesday by Ohio County Clr- cult Court Judge J. H. Brennan :to gran, t Wheeling Downs a license for June 1, July 25 and Sept. 7- Oct. 31 da~es. The dates were tentatively allo cared to Vhe track last December ~t Parkersburg. However the com- mission later refused a permit to Wheeling Racing Assn., operators of the track. This was after Water ford Park, Chester, had requested a re-hearing on dates alloted to the track. It was the commission's conten- tion that allocation of dates for 1959 was only ~entative and also that the licensing of individual meets is handled separately. @@OOOOOOOOO@ Read The SPIRIT-ADVOCATE Firemen To Seek Remodeling ]:unds A building fund canvass for re- modeling Firemen's Hall will ,be launched officially Sunday when ,teams of firemen distribute literat ure to homes in Shepherdstown and the surrounding area. Included in 'the materials will be a small envelope in which it is hoped the public will deposit a generous donation. It is believed the public, has been well aware of the much-needed remodeling as the building since its construction in 1912 has not had any major re pairs. Various building contract- ors and experts in the field of con struction have advised .the fire- men to remodel rather than try to erect a new building as much cheaper while retaining a better building than could bebuilt today. The teams of firemen who will distribute the letters on Sunday were announced at a Monday meet ing and have been asked to col- lect these envelopes the following Sunday, February 22. READ THE SPIRIT-ADVOCATE CONTROLS SUPERSPEED Surface Cooking FULLY-AUTOMATIC Even-Bake Oven Model KRH-47 PUSH BUTTON SURFACE UNIT CONTROLS Easiest and most accurate cooking ever. Signal lights up when any unit is in use. A.NEW KIND OF TOP-BAKE HEAT Automatically maintaiz~s constant even heat for per- fect baking and browning. AUTOMATIC OVEN TIMER and MINUTE MI~NDER...Cooks Meals Automatically BIG STORAGE COMPARTMENT APPLIANCE OUTLET FLUORESCENT BACKGUARD LIGHT PHONE 17 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. SP Internatmnal Un ~-m Sunda~, $ho~ Lesmn* Bible Material: Matthew ~:31-4~; ~rl 13 : 1-37. Devotional Reading: 1 Peter 4:12-19. Trouble and Faith Lesson for February 22, 1959 Order of Publication, THE STATE OF WEST VIR- GINIA, Jefferson County, to-wit: At RULES held in the Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of Jeff erson County February, 1959. Joseph Walper, Jr., plaintiff Vs Franklin S. Warper, defendant OBJECT OF SUIT The object of the above suit ~s to recover a judgement for money allegedly due and owing from the defendant to t~he plaintiff in the amoun,t of $4,346.08. It appearing, on affidavit filed in this suit, that the Defendant, Franklin S. Walper, is a non-tea iden~ af the State of West Virginia he ~s hereby required to ~pepar within One Monrh after the d~te of the first publication of t~his or- der and do what is necessary to IT IS A thousand pities, but it is protect his interest in this maVter. a fact, that the Christian church, It is ordered that a copy of this which ought to be united by theorder be forthwith ,published once Bible, has become split over iL Not a week ,for three consecutive weeks split by it, but over it, in varying in The Spirit of Jefferson-Farm- and discordant interpretations of era Advocate, a newspaper printed what the Bible means. No passage in the town of Charles Town in in all Scripture has been the sul> ~he County of Jefferson a~ least ject of more dew bates and differ- ences than this 13th chapter of Mark, along with the parallel chap- ters, Matthew 24 and Luke 21. These are the chapters that re- port what Jesus said as he looked Dr. Fore~n down the vista of time to the "end of the age". (That is a more literal translation of the Greek expression sometimes translated "end of the world.") Many Christians, despair- ing of getting any unanimous ex- planation of these difficult sayings, have just given up thewhole busi- ness as a waste of time. Yet these chapters are not a mere puzzle, Faith Expeots Troubles Let us stick to one general help- ful truth which meets us here, namely the relation of trouble and faith. First of all, as Jesus looks down the years, he does not see the light growing brighter and bright- er. At least, he does not see the future with the eye of the unadult- erated optimist. He uses some frightening language--wars, earth- quakes, famines, "abomination of desolation," tribulation, and dark- ness at noon as at midnight Jesus gave no backing to the idea that if you have faith enough "all your troubles will be bubbles" as the song says. Some troubles are very solid, they can smash a man and his hopes. No matter wha~ good- ness there may be in the world, no matter how good God is, there are going to be troubles ahead. People who give up their faith in God be- cause they run into a squall-line of trouble-clouds, which they can neither fly over, under or around cannot have read these sayings of Jesus very carefully. If Jesus had seen only the times of darkness he would have been a pessimist. If we follow his lead we shall by faith see not only troubles as a certainty (though what trou- bles, and when, only God knows), but also we shall see beyond all troubles. Most important, we shall see God on his throne. There is a famous story of Martin Luther, whose wife once appeared at the table in deep mourning. Martin was astonished. "Who's dead?" he asked. "God must he dead," she answered. "At any rate you have been going around for the last week looking and talking as if He were dead." Martin Luther got the point. God is not dead.., yet how many Christians we ~ee today who, looking ahead, see only the treu- bles, and not the GOd of love and wisdom without whom not a spar- row falls. Beyond the troubles too we see Christ coming again. It is not true to Christian faith to think of the future as stretching out end- lessly, a never-ceasing battle with- out victory, between GOd and evil. All that Christ lived and died for will come to pass. "Through many tribulations we must enter the Kingdom," Paul said (Acts 14:22). Faith OUtlivos Troubio Jesus did not play down, discount or underestimate what the men and women who follow him may be called upon to undergo. There are many troubles before the End-time troubles, as he pointed out. He used expressions like "the beginning of the sufferings . . . the end is not yet . . ." Eve~ in an ordinary Christian's ordinary life, the life of one who dies centuries before the "end of the age," there will come troubles which will be absolutely crushing apart from the help of God. But the point of these appal- ling chapters on the End is that even though heavens (the universe) and earth pas~ away, God's people ---the men and women of faith--- shall not pas~ away. Look around you, wherever you are. Are you afraid that these things you see may be swept away ? So they will, so God's word assures us. Whether Swiftly or by slow degrees as water wears the solid granite, all things visible are destined to decay and destruction. But not all things hi. visible! You, the real and invisib]e You, will outlive all destructions. But how ? In terror, calling for the rocks to oover Fou, or in fearle~ faith ~. f18ssed on oufllm~ eepyr~hted by |he Division of Christian Edumstion, National Council of ~e Chureh~s of Christ in the U.~)S" &..~.ele~se~ bF Communit~ Frees NEXT WEEK- ANOTHER L SON. RELIGION FOR THE MODERN WORLD twenty days before judgement or decree is rendered. W. M. JONES Clerk of the Circuit Court Henry W. Morrow .... P. Q. Feb. 5-3T Three Cuttings Of Alfalfa Are Popular In West Virginia Recently, 482 alfalfa producers residing in 47 counties of West Virginia were asked by their county agricultural agent: "How many ,times each year do you cut your alfalfa?" Of that number of alfalfa producers, 354 or 73.44 per cent said three tin-tea; 94 or 19.5 per cent said twice, and 20 or 4.15 per cent said four times. Fourteen or 2.91 per cent failed to answer the question. According to R. J. Friant, Ex- tension agronomist at West Virgin ia University, further examination showed that those who cut alfalfa only twice live in the high altitude counties with a compartively short growing season. Those who report ed cutting their alfalfa four times for the most part live in the ex- treme southern and eastern low- altitude counties with longer grow lng seasons. The average yield per cutting reported was 2.10 tons per ,acre for the first cutting; 1.36 tons for the second cutting; 1.10 tons ~or the third, and .39 ton for the fourth cutting. This gives a total average annual yield of 4.95 tons ~er acre. When only the yield for those counties where four cuttings were .made is considered, it ave- raged 5.45 tons ,per acre. SMITH STRIDER FUNERAL HOME West Washington St. Charles Town, W. Va. PHONE :-- Day 370 Night SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON 4---C THURSDAY, DR. VERA FISCHER, 0 EYES EXAMINED ~ GLASSES Hours:---9:45 5:00--Closed Tuesday OPEN Friday Evenings Until 9:00 Phone 785 112 S. Charles St. Charles FOR YOUR CALL CHARLES TOWN 899 VISIT OUR PLANT AT MILLVILLE, Millville Plant No. 899 Charles Martinsburg Plant AM acUon geV dothu m~ z~m~ t~ Easy Terms. Low Down Trade-In. Come in CHARLES TOWN PHONE 226 CHARLES .:.:.:. Would it really help to have an instrument to predict the storms of life? When the barometer falls it's too late to build a sea wall or to dig a cyclone cellar. Wise men prepare when the wind is calm. A leaking roof must be mended while the sun shines. The Church does not claim to provide a barometer of life. But it preaches every Sunday spiritual readi ess which cli- maxed Christ's Sermon on the Mount: "Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man which built his house upon a rock: "And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house .... "And it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock." i THE CHURCH FOR ALL FOR THE The Church is the g ili!iii lhe building of character and good ii::::ji It is a storehouse of spiritual values. ii!;iiiii! strong Church. neither d !:!!!:! can survive. There are four iiii!ii every person shou d attend serviceS' iiii::i:: support the Church. They are: iiiii~i!il own sake. (2) For his the sake of his community and nation' the sake of the Church itself, which iiiiiii moral and material support. ~i!ii~ church regularly and read your op2v'lJfh~ I~$~. lfslster Ao~'. Service. Str~burd; Va. iii!iii Sunday Luke 6 iii!iii ~ood. John Tuesday John 5 iiii!il Wednesday John i~ii!~! Thursday John iiiiii~ Friday John This Advertisement Sponsored By The Business Firms Below In Support Of The Churches Of The Community: !:~ : ~ bC~'~' "%,~ .~.Z~'2~. ~ " ~ SMITH'& STRIDER FUNERAL HOME Charles Town, - - - W. Va~ MERCHANT & NOLAND GULF SERVICE 321 West Washington Street Charles Town, W. Va. Phone 5006 H. W. WAGELEY, INC. SUPERTANE GAS SERVICE Phone 241 Charles Town, W. Va. Va. JEFFERSON HARDWARE CO., Inc. SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINTS Phone 45 Charles Town, W. KIRBY C'LEANATORIUM "DRY CLEANING AT ITS REST" East Washington St. Phone 686-W L. W. JAMES, Owner CHARLES TOWN ESSO SERICE STATION Phone 5007 Charles Town, W. Va. COMMUNITY OIL CO., INC. CITIES SERVICE Charles Town, W. Va. Martinsburg, W. Va. -- Leesburg, Va~ VALLEY BOARD CORP. BL~LLTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA RODGERS SINCLAIR SINCLAIR & GOODYEAR PRODUCTS West Washington St. Phone 5036 Charles Town, W. Va. J. L. EACKLES J. DONALD Harpers Ferry, WHITMORE BUILDING Phone 650 Charles J. EMORY ESSO Phone 578-W Charles PITTS - JEFFERSON CHARLES TOWN, "ALWAYS A GOOD J. C. PENNEY CHARLES TOWN, POWHATAN & IRON RANSON, WEST RANSON REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE CO. R/kNSON, W. VA. PHONE 309