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I I ---From The Files of The-- OF JEFFERSON - FARMERS ADVOCATE By:--Mrs. June (Slusher) Bohrer AGO -- 1951 20, 1871 a charter for the creation of the. Charles Town successor Valley Bank of Charles months later to be 4, 1871 the Bank of opened its doors At the conclusion of day assets totaled $13,- cash in the a- 143.93. W. Robinson at in Hanson; Nelson C. Robinson at the home of his par- ents Rosetta Rogers Tutt colored at the home of her sisters at the Creamery Place. MARRIED:Mr. and Mrs. John N. S. Watters announce the mar- riage of their daughter, Martha Abigall to Mr. Charles H. Lufkin of Bucksport, Maine, son of Mrs. Harry A. Little and the late Char les H. Lufkin; Miss Dorcas Ann Frye, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall L. Frye of Charles Town and Put. Wilbur Glenn Ramsburg, I Grade Petroleum ;sr:duct for Every Farm DISTRIBUTOR 161.M CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. OF / BLUE CROSS OF NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA, INC. (Fbrmerly Marion County Hospital Service, IncJ AND BLUE SHIELD, OF NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA, INC. (Formerly Marion County Medical Service, Inc.) Compliance with ARTICLE V, SECTION D of Hospital Service Certtfic e and ARTICLE VIL CTION D ot the Medical Service Certific e. tice is hereby qriven of an adjustmen/in sub- 'Lher fees effective March 30, 1961. ~qther with the adjustment in subscriber fees, chc~qes to provide an expmlmion of will alsb become effective March 30, 1961. cific details concerning the adjustment o/fees tu d expansion of benefits will be furnished to subscriber,~ either through his employer or ~aittinq Agent or to his 1~ known addreem as ~Ppears on the records of the above-named ePorcdions on or beiore March 30. 1961, I ~l~e Boards of Directors of the two below-named ~orations have entered into an Agreement ot ederation-Merqer with West Virginia Hos, Service, Inc. and West Virginia Medical ~'Vice, Inc., of Wheeling, West Vircfini~ BLUE CROSS OF NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA. INC. Fairraont, West Virqinia BLUE SHIELD OF NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA,. INC. Fah'mont, West Virginia ttQst: W. M. MOREL, Secretary son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ramsburg of Hanson were united in marriage at the Charles Town Methodist Church by the Rev. B. I. Barnes. Mrs. Philip P. Steptoe of Char- les Town announces the engage- ment of her daughter, Nancy Moss Steptoe of Washington, D. C. to Mr. Stanley E. McKinley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer W. Mc Kinley of Washington, D. C.; Mr. ~nd Mrs. John W. Irvin of Char lea Town announce the engage- ment of their daughter Sarah Pat ricia to Mr. Robert H. Wilson, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wilson of Montclair, N. J. and Colorado ~prings, Colo. 20 YEARS AGO -- 1941 DIED: At her home east Wash ington St., Mrs. Mollie B. Gore, a life long resident of Jefferson County; at her home south of Middleway, Mrs. Hattie O. Moore widow of Robert Bates Moore. MARRIED: At the First Luth- eran Church, Hagerstown, Md. by the Rev. Donald R. Stonesifer, Wallace A. Bush of Charles Town to Miss Mary Elizabeth Richard- son, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jos eph A. Richardson of Martins- burg. Charles L. Crane local real es- tate operator concluded the sale of "The Hermitage" one of the counties finest estates, located on the Kabletown pike to George R. Heidrich of Texas, consideration $21,000. An ordinance was adopted by the city council, providing penal- ties for the use of musical inStru- ments, either Radio or Mechani- cal in a way to annoy any resi- dent of the neighborhood of the town. The council at this time consisted of A. B. Link, J. M. Funkhouser, T. D. Webster, W. L. IIII THE MELVIH T. STRIDER CO. COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME Charles Town Shepherdstown 35 - Telephones 162 $2.50 Per Week. The "Master" --America's finest washer, yet it cost only $189.95. Easy to p~y for. Holds more; keeps water hot Longer; washes faster, cleaner. time. Saves work 8nd See it now! CHARLES TOWFi CO., INC 114 North Charles St. Charles Town, W. Va. "1 " I I Don't look now .. but has anyone ever told you what a serious matter'it is to be without Personal Lia- bility Insurance? J~St one dam. age suit against you, .~ithout adequate insurance, could ruits you financlally. If you don'{; Ilav a Personal Liability In- surance Policy--or similar coverage under a Homeowners l olicy--- all us today, R~mmdq :HARTFORD Fli~ "X INSURMICE COMPANY GROUP Hartford 15, CenucUcut Jl i , Anderson, A. M. Ennis, W. H. Hill and W. B. Johnson. 40 YEARS AGO -- 1921 DIED: Near Shepherdstown, Mrs. Anna Chaplin Phillips, wife of Capt. James S. Phillips, U. S. Navy; near Engle this county, Milton M. Moler; near Shepherds- town, Mrs. Mollie Osbourn Huff- man. A barn on the farm of Mrs. Phillip Porterfield, together with its contents of hay and imple- ments was destroyed by fire. The barn was a mile and a half north of Charles Town. 60 YEARS AGO --- 1901 DIED: Near Myerstown, John F. A. Ware; at her home in Char les Town, Miss Virginia Huff; in Washington, D. C. Dr. William P. Manning, a native of this county; in Charles Town, George Ander- son; Baxter Farmer and Colum- bus Manual also in Charles Town. The Woodward farm of 207 acres near Summit Point was sold to John J. Woodward at $58 per acre. J.F. Engle of the Charles Town bar brought the Farmers Advocate printing plant in Char- les Town from F. W. Brown, ad- ministrator of R. W. Morrow for $2,000. 80 YEARS AGO -- 1881 A Postoffice was etablished at Shenandoah Junction with James P. Conley as postmaster. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Barnhart celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home in Shepherdstown. DIED: In the county, Lewis W. Gordon; at Pomery, Meigs County Ohio Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Strider wife of John M. Strider, formerly of this county. 90 YEARS AGO -- 1871 MARRIED: At Bellville, Ala- bama, George E. Suddeth, former ly of Charles Town to Miss Fan- nie Bradley of Beilville; at Tad- nor, Ohio, Brent M. Engle, for- merly of this county to Miss Liz zie Swallow. Albert E. Reed a native of Charles Town died in Kingston, Tenn. The question whether Jeffer. son and Berkeley counties were in Virginia or West Virginia was argued in the United States Su- preme Court in Washington. West Virginia was represented by for- mer Governor Stanton of Ohio, Chas. J. Faulkner Sr. of Martins- burg and Reverdy Johnson of Bal timore. Advocating Virginia's claims were Andrew Hunter of Charles Town, Geo. M. Curtis of Boston and Attorney General Tay lor of Virginia. Rites Held Sunday For Mrs. Elizabeth Grantham Mrs. Elizabeth Lydia Grantham, 57, wife of Lewis Davis Gran- tham, Shepherdstown, died Feb. 15 in King's Daughters Hospital in Martinsburg after an illness of about' five months. The deceased was born April 3, 1903 in Shepherdstown, a daugh- ter of the late Jameg Washing- ton and Annie Wood Washington. She was a employee of the New ton D. Baker V. A. Center and a member of the Asbury Methodist Church in Shepherdstown. Surviving are her husband, Lewis David Grantham, and a bro ther James Washington of Shep- herdstown. Funeral services were held Sun day from the Asbury Methodist Church at 2 p. m. by the Rev. Jefferson McCullum. Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shepherdstown. Laborites quarrel among selves over Polaris base. )RDER OF PUBLICATION Circuit Court of Jefferson Court ty, West Virginia Clara L. Dignazio, plaintiff v. Civil Action No. 81 Ralph J. Dignazio, defendant The object of the above enti. tled action is to obtain a divorce from the" bonds of matrimony. To the above named Defendant It apearing by an affidavit filed in this action that the said Ralph J. Dignazio is a non-resident of the State of West Virginia, it is hereby ordered that he serve upon F. J. Beckwith, Plaintiff's Attorney, whose address is Char !es Town, W. Va. an answer on or before the 24th day of March 1961. If you fail to do so, an Order upon proper hearing, may be tak en against you for the relief pray ed for in the Complaint, at any time thereafter. A copy of said complaint can be obtained from the undersign- ed Clerk at his office. Entered by the Clerk of said Court February 3rd, 1961. W. M. Jones Clerk of Court Feb. 9-16-23. By Mrs. Julia Whipp Viands Penwell-Willingham Wedding Miss Juanita Penwell, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Wager Pen- well of Charles Town became the bride of Pfc. William Willingham son of Mr. and Mrs. John Willing ham of Millville in Brunswick Md. on February 1 by the Rev. Ralph Miller of the local church. The double ring ceremony was performed. Mrs. Ellen Viands, sis ter of the bride served as maid of honor. Miss Clara Sowers of Charles Town and Miss Helen Willingham of Millville, sister of the groom also attended. The bride was dressed in white nylon dress with lace bodice and white shawl with a corsage of pink car nations. Mrs. Viands the maid of honor was attired in a blue suit with pink carnations. Pfc. Will- ingham is with the armed forces and stationed at Kentucky. The bride will make her home for the time being with her parents but will join her husband as soon as he finds an apartment. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hover- male and children David and Don na spent last week end with the formers parents Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Spearow in Berkeley Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wiles and daughter Sherri Lynn who have been living near the Bloomery moved on Monday to Loudoun Heights, Va. Mr. Sublette Chamblin of Ran- son was a caller on Tuesday with his sister Mrs. Robert Frye and took her to make a call on her doctor in town. Mr. Roland Whipp of Millville called on Mr. William Slinkman on Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Clopper Sr. of near the Bloomery are spend- ing some time with the latters sis ter Miss Margaret Jackson in Charles Town. Little Russell Shirley youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shir. ley has been on the sick list for seevral days. Mr. Lewis Rissler of Wheaton] SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE and brother Mr. George RisslerlT~TT~nay '>'~~ .~--R of Charles Town were Wednesday I ......... ' ......... - ....... afternoon callers at Mr. Bert I Viands. I .., , , ,, .,. The ice broke up on the river Ir ' on Saturday and lucky no harm ll DR. VERA FISCHER, Optometrist i was heard of.. The state trucks ll EYES EXAMINED -- GLASSES FITTED I were ousy gett].ng the large cakes [ | Houn:--9:45 - 5:O0---Closed Tuesday and Thursday I o~ ice o~ of tne szate roa(l ann ,, " ..... I! oPF EVENINC By Appointment Only. I ,ne roan .was. Kept busy .ey the ll Phone ./. I13 s C',-r]. st c~,,~, ~o,,~ w. v,. ! peopie going ~o see tne river On lD Sunday. , [ i , ,| Mr. and Mrs. Ross Stagner Sr. '" ..... of Murrell Hill were callers with their son and daughter-in-law Mr. 'and Mrs. Buiss Stagner Jr. on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hover- male and two children Donna and Davie of Prospect Ave. were Sun- day afternoon callers with Mr. and Mrs. Bert Viands. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Popkins of Kabletown were callers on Fri- day night with their son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Obie Johnston and daughters. Mrs. Harry Shirley and son Rus ty of Middleway spent the day Wednesday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bert Viands Otb .... '1 ers were Mr. and ~ Hovermale and Oaugn~er ~,~,,~,a of town and Mr. Harry.Shirley. Mrs. Lester Ott spent the day Friday with her mother Mrs. James Dailey. Mr. and Mrs. William Frye and son Bobby, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stocks and Mrs. Catherine Holler of Brunswick, Md. and Mr. and Mrs. Sublette Chamblin of Ran. son were Sunday afternoon call- ers with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fry and son Sylvester. Mr. and Mrs. Obie Johnston and daughters Joyee and Bonnie visited the latters parents Mr. and Mrs. Milton Popkins at Kable. town. Mr. Roland Whipp of Millville spent the weekend with his bro- ther-indaw and sister Mr. and Mrs. Bert Viands. Mr. and Mrs. John Love of near Charles Town were Sunday call- ers with their son-in-law and ~lau ghter Mr. and Mrs. William Dick- son and family at the.Bloomery. WAS NOW 1-Kenmar Foam Rubber Sofa---$329.50 - $199.50 1- Key City Solid Mahogany Virginia Sofa - . $239.50. 1- Early American Sofa Bed $169.50- 1 - Lawson - Key City Sofa-- Dac - Foam Seat . - . $239.50 - ODD TABLES 2- Mahogany Step Tables 1 - Coffee Table . - . 2 - End Tables - . - 2 - Step Tables - 2 - End Tables - o 2- Wrought Iron Tables - 2 - Maple Tables - 1 -Maple Coffee Table 2- Lane- Blond Step Tables 2 - Lane,-Blond Lamp Tables 2 - Lane - Blond $149.50 $119.50 $169.50 AND FLOOR SAMPLES: WAS NOW - - $11.95 - $ 5.95 - $16.95 - $ 7.95 $17.95 - $10.95 - $17.95 - $10.95 - $29.95 - $15.95 $15.95 - $ 6.95 $17.95 $ 8.00 $15.95 - $ 7.95 $36.95 - $22.50 $36.95 - $22.50 Coffee Tables $36.95 . $22.50 CHARLES TOWN, - W. VA. t De every year, For sest; wider FAMOUS ECONOMY. IJp to 15% FAMO~ BEAUTY, He frills, no better mileel~e thqn last yeer With fads, Mercury s itP~es ate trim, d/earn, new Y-S's a~cI Super,Economy "G". " lassie:-stay in styte tar tO~ptr. SMOOTHER RIDF- L~ke a swan on a pond_ ~ry exclusive Cushion.Link tide (on Monterey, Meteor 800), :;iii EXTRA PEP. Up to 10% more pickup then even last year's brilliant I~ry. kLL-ROtJMI~ COM[ORT. Relax. The ride }s stea~y and quie4, Mercury has a Mercur~$ s~l~er-powered eagihes do the exCe~ional with matter-of-fact ease. ~onger wheelbase (120"), more weq~ht, more insulation than competihve cars, .i.:: -.~, ~.. ~,.. :,.~:':..:L., .,... ,,....,,,.: ........................................ e I MERCURY MONTEREY 2 MERCURY METE R 900 3 MERCURY METEOR 600 Finest 1961 Mercury--Amer. Priced to compete with the top Priced right m the heart ot ica's lowest-priced luxury car. series in the low.price field, the low-price field. IJ q II i I I PLUS A LOT THAT'S NEW... For example, Mercury's new money.savers-7 self-servicing features. Everything from a self-lubricating chassis that lets you drive 30,000 miles between lubrications to self-adjusting brakes. Routine a mamtenance expense on spark plugs, mufflers, oil changes, and the car's finish is greatly reduced. So don't just sit there. Start saving. See your Mercury dealer. LINCOLN-MERCURY DIVISION ~:~J'~,e~,~F. Y 202 East Liberty Street Charles Town, W. Va.