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AGO -- 1948 ~. Morison resigns as Health Director. V. Watkins of the guest speaker at dinner at the Tho B'otel. in the totalled $206,- $192,168 were Total purchas E in the State for $4,489,621, E. Heffner, father Heffner of Charles 'home in Waynes- Pennington died in Leetown; Mrs. Ed of ,Chestnut Charles Town Gen ; Mrs. Melisa May Wed in Frederick, James Henry Tog- his .home; Word here of the death of of Los Angeles, a native and County. :Miss Dorothy War- Mrs. Lester-Wat- late Mr. Watson of Mr. James Milton of 'Char~p Clark, 2d, Bennett Champ and a ne- James M. Thomson ~larke County, Va. in Kansas City to of that city. Hardy o:f Mar of Mr. Guilford ~he late Mrs. Grace Mr. Walter McLain Va. AGO -- 1938 Insurance Realty negotiations for the Building on N. Town to D. Charles Town 8nyder of Shenan- was appointed a commission to ap- sold under the Act. He sac- Cram Marshall. of the commission and G. Edward Nellie Yost, wife of Summit Point in Hospital; ,Mrs. at her home near L. Polhamus, ts and a for of this county at her Va.; Jacob his home ~t Mol Mrs. Ella May Skinner leased the corr. the Market House meat business, .move ,March 1st room for- by the Jefferson Co. : H. W. VCa a tract of 22.51 Grade, north from Robert Town; the Thorn [Lumber Co. of Martinsburg, sold a filling station of the Shepherds- town pike at Kearneysville to Frank O. Trump, Jr.; Oliver Mer- chant bought a farm of 93 acres near Moler's Cross Roads, from Mrs. Virginia Koontz. 30 YEARS AGO -- 1928 Front page advertising appear- ing in Feb. 9th issue twenty years ago; "Wealthy Fellow in thir- ties, protestant heir to $75,000.00 solicits acquaintance country of village girl matrimonially inclined under 28 of similar or good con- ditions. Only replies accompanied with photograph considered. Ad- dress P. O. Box-Halltown, W. Va. DIED:Chump Mauzy, a native of Bolivar, in a Baltimore Hospit- al; Miss Virginia Urton at the home of her sister, Mrs. Catherine Marlow, southeast of Mechanics- town; Miss Margaret A, Timber- [aLe at .the home of her sister Mrs. J. L. Luke in Charles Town; Mrs. Martha Jane Clipp, widow of Jere Clipp at her home near Leetown. Ray X. Merchant, Manager of the Jefferson Produce Co. has ac- quired the filling station and gen- eral store in Ranson, formerly known as the Mahone Filling Sta- ,tion. 40 YEARS AGO --- 1918 The Phillips Lumber Co. of Char les Town sold its business and plant to G. A. and H. P. Whitmore of Bunker Hill, W. Va. W. B. Allder, Jailer moved from the old jail to the new in Charles Town. DIED:AL the home o$ her dau- ghter, Mrs. S. M. Huyett, near Lee town, Mrs. Jane Osbourn, widow of J. W. Osbourn; ut ~her home in Ranson, Mrs. Ida Jenkins, wife of Samuel R. Jenkins; at her home in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs..Mary Hoffman, widow of Benjamin Haft man, formerly of this county; at his home in San Angelo, Texas, John T. Thomson, a native of this county; in Charles Town, Oscar M. Darlington. Arthur Dave~po1% leased 'the Jefferson Hotel ,to C. E. and ~Mai.t- land Riley 'to take possession April 1. 50 YEARS AGO -- 1908 MARRIED: In Baltimore, Jos- eph Jackson, of Littleton, N. C. and Miss Bessie ,M. Allen of Char les Town. Mr. and Mrs. Towner Schley of Shepherdstown announced the en gagement of their daughter Mary Catherine to Dr. Francis C. Cham hers of Philadelphia. DIED:At Halltown, Lewis I~ch- ols; in Charles Towrz*q~l~s Ida Gla~ze, daughter of Edgar Glafze; also in Charles Town, Mrs. Annie ,M. Sheetz, widow of Daniel She~z near Leetown, John Davis. Jacob A. Heidwohl bought the Albert T. Hill property, two miles north o7 Shepherdstown for $2900. John P. Creamer and Miss Rena Allen Bayer, both of ,the county were married in Charles Town by the Rev. J. T. Williams. Those having ice houses filled them with ice three inches .thick gathered for the mo~t part ,from )ands. H Ill H[ ii III The quotations of The Blue Rid ge Livestock Sales at Charles Town Monday, Feb. 16 i954. Receipts of cattle and hogs heavy with a good demand for all calves, cows and hogs. Feature of sale was prime veal $38.75. Choice heifers $27.20. Choice butcher steers none; good butcher steers 26.00 to 27.90; plain to medium steers 23.00 to 25.50; choice .butcher heifers 26.- 00 to 27.20; good butcher heifers 24.00 o 26.00; plain to medium heifers 20.00 to 23.00; good bulls tip .to 23.00; Plain ,to medium bulls 23.0 0down; commercial cows 20.- 0 0to 20.75; utility cows 18.50 to 19.50; canners and cutters 18.25 down; cows by the head 250.00; stacker ,and ~feeder steers 23.00 to 28.00; stock hei,fers and bulls by the head up to 160,00; Choice to prime calves 35.00 ,to 38.75; good butcher calves 30.00 ,to 34.00; medium butcher calves 25.00 ,to 29.00; ,thin calves 24.00 down; heavy calves 23.00 ~to 34.00; Lambs mea, up to 17.60; bu,tcher ewes up to 9.50; stock ewes per head up to 16,00; Good butcher hogs 16.50 to 17.- 25; medlum butcher hogs 16.00 to 16.50; heavy butcher hogs 16.00 to 17.00; butcher sows 13.00 to 16.50; heavy feeders and light i bu,tcher hogs 16.00 to 17.00; shoats i per hundred 20.75 down; .pigs per head 11.50 down; heavy boars 8.25 to 10.00; stags 11.75; sows and i pigs up to 79.00; stock boars 12.00 to 18.25. Miscellaneous Sales start 11:00 A. M.-Llvestock sales 1:30 p. m. each Monday. ,Spring Cattle sale Monday, April 13th. Do Not Ignore Local Newspapers, Retailer Warns A Montana dePartmen,t store head told a meeting o,f ,advertising executives that if he had to choose only one meanspf~.adv~tisi~, he WoUld' - con~Fn~ "~'an aggressive business building advertising in- vestment in t~e newspapers." Speaking to the 82nd annual meeting o.f the Newspaper Adver- tising Executives Assn., in ,the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Forrest Arthur, ~resident of the Great Fails (Mont.) department store, Bu,~trey & Associates, said news- paper advertising is .the most .ira- portan,L media available. "If I had to choose only one means of advertising, I would board up all display windows, dis- continue all interior and depart- mental displays, eliminate all sales meetings and continue..advertis- ink in newspapers" he said. He warned national advertisers tb~t it is "a wasteful folly .to ad- vertise a produot nationally with a king sizo appropriation and ignore the local newspapers ,because final selling of ,the product must be done locally by .the local news- papers. Another department store exe- Va. There Will be five races with post-time Ior the first race at 2 p.m. Alfred Allen, Executive Chair- man of this year's Point-to-Point Races Committee has announced that though the entire course will be substantially the same as in i previous years, every fence ~s be- ing completely rebuilt. This course at "Wood.ley" is one of the few point-to-point courses where :Vhe entire race is in view of .the spec- tators. All five races will be ~pproxima- rely three miles long. over tim- ber. The first race, for the Clif- won a race over jumps prior to January 1959. The third race will be The Springsbury, in memory of George Partridge Greenhalgh has a minimum weight of 175 pounds. The Blue Ridge l~ate, the fourth race will be Ior heavywei- ghts with riders required ~o carry a minimum of 200 pounds. The last race will be 'the Joseph W. Lewis Memorial for members of a recognized hunt carrying at least 165 pounds. Horses in all the races are to have been regularly and fairly hunted during the current season. SPIRIT OF JEFFI SON_rARMERS ADVOCATE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1959 5--C IH THE MELVIN T. STRIDER CO. cutive told the 1,200 delegates to ton Cup, will ,be for lad es, carry- [ oldwater favors Nixon for nom the convention that no advertising ~ng a minimum weight of 145 inaGtion in 1960. ] medium is indispensable. pounds. The second race will be "No advertising medium is indis the Sandy Bald~vin Memorial for TODAY is the TOMORROW we pensable," Joseph J. Foy, presi- novl~e ~horses which have never thought about YESTERDAY. ldent of Spartan Store, Inc., -- ................................................................................................................................. Grand Rapids, Mich., said, "but without newspapers all other ad- vertising in the long run would be pretty weak." Point.to,Point Blue Ridge Hunt Races To Be Held March 14 The Tenth Annual Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point Races will be held on Saturday, March 14th at "Wooflley" home of Colonel Gra ham Dougherty, near Berryville, I I I I I chances are, A PLANE WON'T: HIT YOUR HOME...I But if one does.., or if fire, windstorm, hail, thieves," smoke, explosion, vandals, a~ liability suit or any one of aI long list of other hazards hap-i pens to be the culprit.., our "l-Policy Home Protection Plan" will keep you from being the loser. 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