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TWO SECTIONS LATEST IN LOCAL, AREA SPORTS -- COUNTY NEWS ADVERTISEMENTS SIXTEEN PAGES LOCAL NEWS -- PICTURES WEDDINGS --- SOCIETY CLASSIFIED ADS 102 NO. 8 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 24, 1966 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper B PRICE 10 CENTS Fatal Accident - - shown above are the two cars in which persons were killed and two others were critically injured a head-on collision Saturday night about 10:15 on East Wash street in Charles Town. The car shown in the top was being by James Sloan of Boyce, Va., who was seriously injured Joseph Warrenfeltz, Chairman of Special and General Sustain- ing Membership Enrollments in Jefferson County, announced that team members will get off to an early start on the important job of enrolling Sustaining Members for the financial support of Scout- ing in Shenandoah Area Council at a 7:00 a. m. "Early Bird" breakfast at the Turf Diner in Charles Town on Saturday morn. ing, February 26. Team leaders from the various communities in the county will be Paul W. Milton, Max Brown, and John Howard, Charles Town; the Reverend Richard Neal, James Brand, Walter Jenkins, Robert Anderson and Norman Willingham, for Ranson; J. Thom- as Mentzer and Donald Eackles, Bolivar and Harpers Ferry; George E. Tabb, Middleway; H. S. Heskett and H. N. Randolph, Rip- pen; George Heidrich, Kable- town, and Lee Morgan of Shep- herdstown. These team leaders and team members will gather for orient- ation and materials to contact 856 persons in Jefferson County to be annual Sustaining Members of the Shenandoah Area Council. Contacts will be made on Satur- day, Sunday and Monday and the team leaders will make theirre-- port to Mr. Warrenfeltz at the Peoples Supply Office on Mon- day evening, February 28. Sustaining Membership Enroll- ment by adults in the Jefferson County arear will provide the Shenandoah Area ~Council with the necessary funds for contin- ued organization and training support for the 116 Scouts and 38 leaders in the county area. The Scouts and leaders receive the services of an Executive Staff a Scout Camp, a Scout Service Center, and training courses and aids from the Council. F. S. Woodford is heading a team of men to enroll more than 40 citizens in the area as Major Sustaining Members of the Shen- andoah Area Council. This phase of the Enrollment has already begun and will be completed very shortly. with Charles Jackson, Mso of Boyce, who was also seriously ~. The Virginia car was heading West on Washington street the right side of the street, when it was struck by the car being Wednesday, March 2, the Red in a container and at the close by Donald W. Courtney, of Ranson (shown in the bottom Cross Bloodmobile unit will be of the Bloodmobile visit one of Cl~arles Town police said the Courtney car crossed the center back in Charles Town and this the names will be selected as the time it will set up headquarters winner of two free dinners at into the path of the Sloan car. In the car with Court. at the Citizen's Fire Hall instead the Rib Room of the Turf Diner Were Abner Lee Anderson and William M. Redman, all were of in the Episcopal Parish House, (Photo by Fitzpatrick Photo Service.) it was announced this week by Jeffer-- on Roger Ramey, chairman of the County men #, -- ,, n,_u__ Red Cross Chapter's blood pro- kiiied and two vir,.J mC, y.l.0teman Mc~nee, [gritS, ~ ....... '" ~ : were critically injured,' Lt's! ~' ' | ~'hls ~;lslt of ihe Bloodmobile two-car collision SaMt. { ~e s ~L~M E~m Elba& t about 10:15 in I :a*r ,J / uitlgi iui i will be sponsored by the Charles of East Washington' !ter" Town Lions Club and Duane An- ~ r0rr Pi~, "~,JI@V~ drews, president of the Lions, Serve As Jud in Charles Town. mece~,a~,JClVIt.l; M~ 3 said every effort will be made Webster Courtney, 37, driver of one of the, to collect 190 pints of blood in Natl0~aJ Flower Sh0w involved, was pronotmce*d on arrival at the Charles General Hospital; as was Lee Anderson, 48, of llth Ranson, a passenger in car. Courtney sus- lacerations of the face and and a broken neck and sustained faceand internal iniuries. M. Redman, 44. also died of chest iniuries Town Hospital about Sunday morning. He was Passenger in the Courtney Sloan, of Boyce, Va., of the other car involved accident, suffered deep of the face, legs and a broken iaw and chest REV. H. COLEMAN MCGEHEE The first of the Community Lenten Services will be .held Thu rsday, March 3, at Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town, begin. ning at 7:45 p. m. Preaching will be by the Rev. H. Coleman Me- Gehee, a man who holds engineer- ing degrees, was at one time Assistant Attorney General for l; and Charles Jackson, Boyce, and a passenger car, sustained a frac- Jaw and numerous body Both were pronoun- a critical condition on be- to the hospital. they were transferred (Va.) Memorial and when they left the their condition was as Just fair. ........ the State of Virginia, and is now mmu es atter me accl _ . " Rector of Immanuel-on-the-Hill ~ccurred rescue umts of Church in Alexandria, Virginia. i'r~ ~mzens .ano. mo epeno- These cooperative, interdenom- ._e uompames in t;naries inational services, held on five were pressea imo service ....... .:. ~ ,~.. _~. nights ^~ ovor me m3urea to me arle To ..v ,... Lent in the various Ch s wn :i:':Pl~l" ~.. , _ churches, are sponsored by the , ,es Town .ra rg.iman. t;y- Ministerial Association. A social .let, .wno mvesugated the hour in the Episcopal Parish ~,t, sam eyew]messes" to tne House for greeting the guest prea at who were follcnwnu the cher, his wife, and visitors, will ~sr.which was headed West follow the service immediately. mngt~ m srree~ repor~ea ........ . ..._._ art " ' Mr Mct~enee a native oI rtlcn- ney car heading East , . st ..... L ^.~ ....... ~.^ mend, was graduated from Vlr- re~L, ~Wt~lV~Lt ~:lu~ Lllt~ ..... of the street and into the umla Polytechnic Inshtue with a order that Jefferson County may catch up with it's assigned quota for the year. Jefferson County is now running 75 pints of blood be- hind it's quota, and this coupled with the 115 goal set for each visit of the Bloodmobile, means that 190 pints is needed. And because the county is be- hind, a special plea is being is- st~ed to every member of the Lions Club and the general pub- lic to exert a little more effort to make this visit of the Blood- mobile a record one. The Lions will provide free transportation to the Bloodmo. bile center for those wlto need it, and as an extra incentive each donor will have his name placed have an opportunity to test their skill at detecting counterfeit cur- rency next week at the Blakeley Bank and Trust Company which will have an exhibit of real and Jefferson County residents will "Many people don't stop to look counterfeit money on display, according to Cashier Jack R. Huy-i eta?he i exhibit, obtained from the Federal Reserve Bank of Rich-: mend, will continue to be on dis-: play through the remainder of at their money," Cashier Huyett said, "and although some bogus bills are very skillfully reproduc- ed, many counterfeit notes are easy to spot". There are several things to look for when trying to detect counterfeit money, the portrait in particular. The hair- line and eyes may be slightly irre gular in the portrait of a counter- feit note, and the screening a- round the portrait may not be as well defined. Other telltale signs are irregular serial numbers, off- color numbers and seals, and ommission of silk threads in the paper of the bill. Cashier Huyett added that ex- perienced bank personnel be- comes quite adept at decting counterfeit currency. The overall appearance of a bill will generally be enough to ale~ these employ- ees after jjust a quick glance. Fi'equently an experienced count- er can feel the difference. the week beginning on February 28, 1966. I Denominations of currency in the l exhibit range from $5 to $100. The bills are arranged side by side so that the viewer may try his luck at deciding which bill of each set is genuine and which is as the guest of the Lions Club. counterfeit. When a button eorr- The Bloodmobile will be in esponding to the number of each operation from 10:15 a. m. until 4:15 p. m. Andrews stated, note is pressed, a light flashes. [The green light means go-you ........ : ,il [can spefit iL The red light means Mrs, Johanna VanTolTo | stop-its' counterfeit. Representatives of 15 compan- ies were feted at Dixie-Narco on February 15. Twenty-five s~pecial- ists, representing some of their key suppliers, traveled from eight different states to attend "Sup- pliers Day." The purpose of "Suppliers Day" is that the representatives of these suppliers who are highly trained individuals would be able to offer some suggestions which will either help improve quality or lower costs. This program was sponsored by the Purchasing Department A short meeting of all supplier representatives and members of Dixie-Narco's manufacturing, en- gineering and purchasing depart- ments was held at which time Mr. Francis Conkly, Manager of pur- chasing, welcomed the guests. He then introduced Mr. Roy S. Steeley, Vice-president and Gen- eral Manager, who explained the work of Dixie-Narco and the pur- pose of this special day, after which they toured the plant ac- companied by staff members. They observed many manufact- uring functions that they do not normally have an opportunity to see. Also, they were able to talk to and watch the employees per- forming these operations. Adoption of nine resolutions one of them calling for the De- partment of Labor to switch it s position on the controversy of recruitment of experimental lab. or versus foreign workers, and the election of officers for 1966, highlighted the annual business session of the West Virginia Hort- iculture Society, held Thursday, Feb. 17, as one of the closing events of the Apple sessions of the 73rd annual convention of the society which convened at Shenandoah Downs race track m Mrs. Johanna Van Tel, owner and operator of Van Tel Florists in Charles Town, has been invited to act as a judge of competitive cut flower and potted plant ex- hibits at the National Capital Flower and Garden Show to be held Wednesday, March 16, at the National Guard Armory in Wash- ington, D. C. The invitation to Mrs. Van Tel to participate in this flower and garden show, one of the top ones held in the nation annually, was extended by Mrs. Byran T. Lloyd chairman of the Judges Comm- ittee for the she-@. Senior Club To Stage Turkey, Ham Dinner At High School Tuesday Plans for a turkey and ham dinner to be sponsored by the Senior Club of the Charles Town High School have been completed. This dinner will be held in the High School Cafeteria on Tues- day, March 8, from 5:00 p. m. until 7:30 p. m. Tickets are now on sale and may be obtained from Senior Club members or by call. ing 725-2784 or 725-7811. Adult tickets are $1,75. Tickets for children under 12 years of age may be' purchased at the door for $1.00. Parent-Teacher ,Group the Sloan car Meier said ms were that Courtney vinl his car at a high apt ed and that he was he influence of alcohol. Was the worst motor'ng'i to occur in Charles Town And the three fatalities Jefferson County's 1966 Y toll to four. All of them OCCUrred within the corpor- of Charles Town. cars were completely de- who was self era- hauled apples to the ton, D. C markets for was born in Ransom 13 1928 a son of Rosie Al~er Courtney and the late H. Courtney. He was a of the Korean War and a ember of the Methodist 'I JRN TO PAGE &--A Bachelor of Science degree in Wednesday through Friday. 1947.. He received the Bachelor of Th~ resolution dealing with the Laws degree from Richmond Uni- controversy over orchard labor, versity in 1949. He was admitted especially labor needed during to the Bar of the State of Vir- the harvest season, stated in part ginia and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Fromthat~Lnas uch-as~n many" " ~s- 1951 to 1954 he was Assistant d~sre~Ircl~lm~he'~nfo~n~'on~t,v-~"~"~ Attorney General of Virginia. ]plied by state agencies in regard Entering Virginia Theological lto harvest labor, even though Seminary in 1954, he was graduat- the information was made avail- ed in 1957 with the degree of able by qualified men who knew Bachelor of Divinity. He was the situation, therefore, be it re- :Minister-in-Charge of St. John's Arlington until 1960 when he went to his present parish. Mr. McGehee has served as Dean of the Potomac Convocation of the Diocese of Virginia, Dele- gate to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 1964, and as a member of many boards and committees. | Go To Church Sunday solved that the Horticulture So- ciety and its members be re' quested to contact congressmen and urge them re-initiate or support legislation to remove the responsibility for agricultural labor from the Department of Labor and place it in the Depart- ment of Agriculture." A second resolution in regard to labor dealt with military de- ferment of skilled labor on or- Will Direct Society - - Shown above are the officers who were elect- ed to direct the affairs of the West Virginia Horticulture Society for the year 1966. Three of them are from Jefferson County and one from Berkeley. They are: (left to right) - - Hugh Caperton, of Charles Town, who was re-named treasurer of the Society for a second term; Robert Hockensmith, Shenandoah Junction, who was elected vice- president; C. M. Lewis, of Gerrardstown, the newly elected president; and Turner Ramey of Charles Town, who was re-elected secretary. Four directors were also elected four three year terms. They are: Edgar Leatherman, of Purgettsville, W. Va., retiring president; Charles Lewis, Martinsburg; Kenneth McDonald, Arden and Laird Marshall, Shepherdstown. The above photo was obtained via courtesy of the Martinsburg Journal. To Meet Monday 7:45 The regular monthly meeting of the Charles Town-Ranson, Par- ent-Teacher Association will be held March 7 at 7:45 p. m. in ~he Ranson elementary school w~th the subject for discussion being entitled "What's New In Our High School." The panel members who will present this are: Miss Helen Rob- erts, Mrs. Jean Shipley, Miss Pauline Moore and Mr. Henry Kromer. This foremat will in- clude; Geometry, Biology, Lang- uage and Mathematics. This should be of interest to every senior high school parent. A cord- ial invitation is extended to everyone who has a youngster in school and any resident in the community even though they may not have a child in school to at- tend. chards; "Whereas the shortage of dustry is an evergrowing prob. qualified labor in the fruit in- TURN TO PAGE 8 A total of 434 farms was count-~ ti in the report are: ed in Jefferson County during 7. Value of all farm products the 1964 Census of Agriculture, sold by farms in the county in the U. S. Department of Comm- erce's Bureau of the Census re- ports. In the last previous Census of Agriculture (1959), the total counted in the county was 507 farms. The 1964 total is published in a preliminary report on the cou- nty just issued. The report also shows that average farm, size in the county was 2,,5.8 acres and that the average value of the county's farms (land and build. ings) in 1964 was $53,882. Other important county statis- 1964, $7,509,884 in 1959, $7,255,773 2. Value of all crops sold by county farms in 1964, $3,699,683; in 1959, $3,697,911. 3. Value of all livestock and livestock products sold by county farms in 1964, $3,793, 601; in 1959; $3,557,862. Information obtained for the first time in an agricultural can, sus included the amount of in- come received by the county's farmers ($16,600) from recreat- ional services as well as data on the use of pest control chemicals in the county in 1964. Bolivar Civic Group To jMrs. Lena N. Ambrose, Meet Monday To Discuss ] Engle Correspondent, Community Center Plans Officers of the Bolivar'Civic Association will meet Monday eve ning, Feb. 28, at the Bolivar Meth odist Church to discuss further plans for building a community center on the lot in Bolivar which has been purchased by the Associ ation, it was announced by Reid Geronimo. The Association has discussed the project at previous meeting, the latest one having been held Feb. 15 at the Bolivar Methodist Church. Plans are to hold a public meet ing in the near future to which interested persons from Bolivar and the surrounding sections will be invited to discuss the proposed building project. Dies Enroute To Hospital -i[ A Heart Fund Coffee Day wil be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, with for Mrs. Lena Neale Ambrose, the proceeds from the sale of the Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate coffee at the following restaur- ants and Drug Stores being do- nated to the Jefferson County Heart Fund. Tony's Pizzarini, Turf Diner, White Castle, Irving's Restaur- ant, Nichols & Stuck, Peoples Drug Store and Moffett's Drug Store. Many people were not at home on Heart Sunday, Feb. 20, since the weather was pretty, but cold, and they had an opportunity to get out for a drive and visit. En- velopes were left at all homes where no one answered .the door and it is hoped that these en- velopes will be used to send a contribution for this worthy cause. The envelopes may be re- turned to the volunteer who called or they may be mailed to James E. Gore. Chairman, Ran- son, W. Va. 25438. "The Rejects" To Play For Dance At Youth Center Friday Night '%, MRS. LENA N. AMBROSE Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 p, m. from the Melvin T. Strider Col- onial Funeral Home in Ranson, news correspondent from the Engle section of Jefferson Coun- ty, and wife of Howard C. Am- brose, of Engle, who died un- expectedly Sunday enroute to the Charles Town General Hospital. The Rev. Harold McClay of the Harpers Fet~y Methodist Church, officiated and he was assisted by the Rev. Luther Grady, of Shen- andoah Junction. Burial was made in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town. The deceased, one of the best known residents of the Engle section of the county, was born in Jefferson County, May 3, 1895, a daughter of the late James W. and Ida Mae Foulk Covert. She was a life-long resident of the county, for many years had been active in the Ertgle Methodist Church and the W. S. C. S. of the Church and she was also for years an active member of the Auxiliary of Jackson-Perks Post American Legion in Cbarles Town. Some 28 years ago Mrs. Am- brose became this newspaper's county correspondent from Engle and with few exceptions in the past few years, once when she fell and broke her right arm and more recently since she has been in ill health, Mrs. Ambrose never missed having her weekly news column from Engle in the Spirit of Jefferson.Advocate, She was one of the oldest in point of ser- vice of the some 20 correspond- ents this newspaper has. In addition to her husband, at the Engle home, Mrs. Ambrose is also survived by one son, Neale Ambrose of Charles Town; and a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Gage- by of Route 1, Harpers Ferry; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters-- Mrs, Clara Dunn, Inwood and Mrs. Ruth M. Clegg, Route 1, Harpers Ferry; and a brother, Harry Covert of Baltimore, Md. Middleway Scout Troop To Have Scout "The Rejects," a musical uni' which has become popular in this section and area, will provide the music Friday night for an- other in the series of dances be- ing held at the Youth Center, Inc., on North George Street in Charles Town, it was announced today by Mrs Leeds Riely, pres- ident of the Youth Center. Mrs. Riely said dancing will t)e from 8:30 until 11:30. Wet snow today, may accumu- late two to four inches, except possibly an inch or two. More over the higher elevations. High- est in the low to mid-30's. Snow, changing to flurries tonight with the lowest 24 to 30. Variable cloudiness with a few snow flur- ries Friday. The highest 34 to 38. Outlook for Saturday, party cloudy with moderate temperat- ures. East to Southeast winds in, creasing to 10 to 15 MPH today urea. East to Northeast winds in- to 20 MPH tonight, shKqing to North to Northwest Friday. ation at the Middleway Methodist Church, turday nigi t, February 26, at 7:30 p. m. The public is invited to attend. i:!, i li