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February 27, 1969

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READ THE Chssified Ads MANY THINGS Want And Need 1844 The Newspaper Charles Town, Ranson And West Virginia Grew Up With 1969 TWO SECTIONS SIXTEEN PAGES News -- Photos Sports -- Ads IIIIII IIIII II I I I. NO. 9 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), W. VA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1969 West Virginia's Oldest Newslraper PRICE - 10 CENTS Found Showint ;Town Had It which ion the known t any- icluding came to light re- S. Atfriend, of received the cer- above from Char- of Wallingrord, which has on display in the the Jefferson County in Charles Town, which is available Town Postmaster, for the ~irst Town had at one time a Confederate Post- masteraby the name of John P. Brown Upon receipt of the cer. tificate Mr. Al.friend enlisted the help of Miss Emily A. M. Stanley former clerk of the Jefferson Cou nty Court, who searched the re- cords at the county Court House and found that indeed Mr. Brown had been appointed and served as the Postmaster in Charles Town in 1861. Mr. Brown had been the Federal Postmaster from 1849 until his appointment as the Confederate P~stmaster. Prior to his appointment as of Thursday sponsor- Jefferson Min- will hear Rev. preaching to- m. at the Asbury Church. Church will service next Thurs at 7:45 with the as guest now serving as Parish of Presby- is a minister Church of 1935 Sap Paulo, a Bachelor of from Faculdale |Sap Paulo, a Mas- degree from in Richmond working toward degree. In as pastor of the Sap Paulo, Ex- REV. XEL SANT'ANNA Mr. and Mrs. San'Anna and their three children live at Fort Ashby, W. Va. where he serves Federa,1 Postmaster Mr. Brown had been Commissioner of Reve- nue for Jefferson County from 1834 to 1838. Indications are that the Post Office of that day was in a build mg approximately where the Western Auto Store is presently located on West Washington Street. Postmaster Brown was an uncle of Mr. Lucas and his sister Miss Mary Lucas, who presently re- sides in Washington, D. C. They are children of the late Dr. Char- les C. Lucas of the Kearneysville neighborhood. The contribution of this certifi cote of appointment is a~ decided asset to the Museum and is one more vital link with the past in Jefferson County. It will be on display when the museum opens April 1st. Persons: connected with the Museum hope other county pep. ple who have valmtble and inter- esting things concerning the cou- nty, will either give or loan them to the Museum. ~. Teachers resignations, the nam ing of a tennis coach for Charles Town High School, and reports by Schools Superintendent T. A. Lowery on progress being made on plans for new school addition~ and steps he has taken for a hear ing on the minimum wage rates established for construction work in JGfferson County, were the major items of business handled by the Jefferson County Board of Education at the regular semi- monthly meeting held Tuesday night. The teacher resignations which the board accepted were as fol- lows: Miss Linda Dowell, and Mrs. Dorothy Eberly, both of the faculty of the Shipley elementary said the date for such hearing had been set for March 13, but the time and place has not been decided. The board re-named Mack Rob- ertson of BOlivar and C. C. Ham- mann, of Shepherdstown, and A. C. Nerhood of Charles Town, to continue to Serve as advisory c~m mittee representatives from the county to the James Rumsey Voc ational Technical School. Charles Town and the Post Auxil- iary will join Thursday evening, March 6, at the Post Home at 8 p.m. to celebrate the 50th anni- versary af the founding of the American Legion and also to hon- Members of Jackson Perks ~ H Post NO. 71, American Legion of Kusse|| N. R0uz~ ]s fir| becoming informed on what Re no After 35 Years might, or might not be proposed in the way of a board and com- prehensive planning program for With Potomac Fdis0n Co, Jefferson County, will have an opportunity to a talk and pos. or Charles A. Kuhn. West Vir- ginia Department Commander. Also present in Charles Town for the anniversary celebration will be Tommy Jones, West Vir- ginia Department Adjutant and Herbert Tobias, 10th District Commander. William W. (Pap) Jackson, Americanism officer for Jackson Perk Post, is making a special ef- fort to have all Past Commanders of Post No. 71, present for the occasion. The program will get underway at 8 p.m. and follo~ving refresh- ments will be served. Guy Miller, commander of Jackson Perks Post, and Mrs. Ruth Shaffer, president of the Auxiliary, urge all members of both organizations to make every effort to attend this affair. Kuhn, a native of Gypsy, was graduated from West Fairmont High School and Fairmont State College with an A~B. Degree. He was a bookkeeper in the First National Bank in Fairmont, a public school teacher before join- ing the U.S. Postal Service some 28 years ago. He has been active in the Central Methodist Church in Fairmont and served three and one-half years in the United States Army, training postal units for overseas duty. He joined .the American ~n in 1947 and since then ha~ served the Legion in many capacities in the Fair- mont Post on district, state :and national levels. He is married and Commander Kuhn ~nd his wife reside with a daughter in Fair- mont. i Off, Bennett, Sexton Attend Human Rehfl0m Seminar At Shepherd Law enforcement officers from this area who were among the officers attending the second ses- sion of a certificate program in human relations for police offi- cials on February 21 at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, included Charles Town Police Department: Lt. Perry Pit and Patrolman Calvin Bennett. Bolivar Police Department, Pat- rolman C. W. Sexton. Jefferson Countians interested draw a comprehensive county- sible discussion on the subject tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p. m. at a public meeting to be held in the auditorium of the Jefferson County Civic Center in Charles Town. Mr. Mathew Stegner, a mem- ber of the consulting firm of Michael Baker, Jr, inc of Roch- ester, Pa the engineering firm which the Jefferson County Plan ning Commission. has engaged to wide planrting program, for Jeff- erson County, will be present and speak on the subject. The meeting has been arrang. ed by the County Planning Com- mission and the public is invited and urged to attend. Mrs Louise Leonard. chairman of the county planning commiss- ion, will preside for the program and introduce the speaker. Facilities will be made avail- able for pe. rsons attending the meeting to submit written quest- ions on planning which the speak er will attempt to" answer with the close of his talk, it was stated RUSSELL N. ROUZEE Russell N. Rouzee, veteran em- ployee of The Potomac Edison Company, will retire from active service with the utility company March 1. Born in Ranson and now re- siding at Prospect Avenue, Char- les Town, Mr. Rouzee was em- ployed by Potomac Edison for 35 tears, all of which he spent in Line Department operations. From the time of his employ- ment in 1934, until 1965, he was associated with the Line Depart- ment at Charles Town, advancing to Foreman. lie transferred~ to the Distrmt Lir~ Department headquarters at Martinsburg in 1965. 10 Sent Wednesday From Local Draft Board For Induction The first annual Choir Festival in which most of the church de- nominations of the county will 'be participating, will be held Sun day evening, March 2, at 7 p. m. in the Charles Town Presbyter- ian Church, it was announced by the Rev. Robert C, Woodward, pastor of the Shenandale United Methodist Parish, who has been arranging the program. This event, the first of it's kind to be undertaken in recent years, is being sponusored .:by the Jefferson County M~sterial ~- sociation, And t~is y, eJx'~ ~icers for the Festival ~re the Reverdnd Richard E. Neai, pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Ran -son, as cb~rman of the group and the Rev; Allen Bartlett, sec- retarT, The progrmn will be broadcast "live over station WZFM in Cha rles Town hod also wilt be taped for a future Lenten radio pro- gram. Some highlights of the festival The Jefferson County Selective will be the Charles Town Presby- Service Board sent, a total of 10 terian Youth-Bell Ringing Choir men .to the U S. Armed Forces under the direction of Mrs. Ray- Induction station at Fort Hola- mond Frazier. Another special bird, located near Baltimore, item on the program will be the Md, ,Wednesday afternoon for in presentation of two folk mass duction into the Nation's Armed selections presented by a stringed Forces. . ensemble,~ from St. James Catholic Mrs. Lyle Townsend; clerk of Church in Charles Town. .the local Draft Board said the The public is cordinally invited following were sent: Robert A. to attend. There is no admission Dailey, the leader of the group, but a free-will offering will DMmar Cogle, Donald L. Will- ~" received to help defray the iams, Darrell E. Twyman, George expenses of future Jefferson Cou- Thomas Wilt, Thomas M. Bradley nty programs that are planned, Norman G. Corbin, Gary W. Pen- well; Carl W. D. Pierson and such as this one. For further in- formation, call 725-2190. Cleveland L. Artis, the latter a volunteer from the Harpers Ferry National Job Corps Center. Mrs. Townsend said the Board Charles Town State Police re. port two highway accidents oc~ curred in the county Saturday and Sunday in single car crashes, with the driver of one car being injured and the driver of the other ~one fleeing the sce~ of the accident. Police said an eastbound car being driven by David H. Hart- man, Baltimore, Md we~ out of control on the curve at Hare- wood, one of the Washington h~mes in the county, located on State Route 51, about two miles west of Charles .Town. The car left the. higITWay and smashed in to a tree, The driver, who was alone in the ca~, was taken to the Charles Town General Hospital by the Indeperrdent Fire Company ambu- lance where he was treated for brush burns, bruises and shock and then later released, He was charged by State Police with fail ure to keep his vehicle under control. Damage to the car was placed at $3,000. In the other accidemt which occurred about 1 a. m. Sunday on the Blair Road, a 1964 model car, carrying, license plates issued to Charles Dodson, for a 1960 m~lel car, left'the highway and TURN TO PAGE 8--A of the National as pastor of the Burlington, Fort school in Harpers Ferry; Mrs. did not have any Call for men of Presbyteria~ Ashby, McCoole, and Springfield Carole Carter, from ~ol'Shepherds'a-d "~wu ,L~ w,~-~'~ n ~, e,~''~ +" +hp hQuse was extensiv~e. .f r pre-induction, physicals this ~s of the Nationa Churches. town emmemary. ~,li~," Jefferson County, one early Tues t with all the contents being corn- u~ne. . ~hes In the two All persons are invited to these lvlrs. ~yivlaA~KlnSOn,r~zzg ~u ~ ,~. ~ ~, t ,~h, destro"ed incluain~ the Tne lOCal JJoara s cazz zuz- t.~ he "traveled ex- u~ .tvt ig ~llu ,1~ a~ u.u ~ax.# ~ ~.-# o bout Latin Ame- services and to the coffee hour teacher at Charles Town Junior ~tr,~n ~on ~,a nrf, hoina in [ e]nthinq nf the occtmants, Fire- month of March includes 10 for High School. . ~ .~ ~. ,~.^ ~,~ ~, n,~,~r.|m~, were at the scene of the physmal exammatmns and f u for fellowship after each service The board also appointed Miss v v.~s.a~, ~j,~ ~,~ "f~ nearly two hours, men for induction. " t-ce a -h--sical edu- zzzmc t.~ ~a~=~. ~- -, J. Strider M01er To ~a~;;oDanran~r~or'at ~Y;lesTfw~ stTh~dfirStn oLth; st~v;Jire~o::e] ~ a~ , akfast School to coach te i t ! B~I L nr n the high school; and permission on the Keys Ferry Road about|ll=t~4~m~J~l~I lllllr ll- ~mm4fl~I~II~I~4~ -," "n Be Chaurmn- Of Red was also given to Donald Mickey, 3:25 Tuesday morning Volunteers| ||.~ ~l~l ~l~J~il|llll~;1 ~; director of guidance in the county of beth the Citizen s and Inde-| - ' schools, to attend the state meet- pendent Fire Companies.respgnd-|~=, . rl#m~la~m ta~l~:a~l~ AS : ~t~l~e Cr0ss ~nd DN~e ~grCm :n~tYsg~ed~eeCaehd~re~ol?egaet, :d; ethoen ~~aer~cenutflwnen wme~'~/UIVUH XUl~li IdLIUlll V1 March 13-14; and permission was already shooting out of the win-] l Announcement was made this also granted to Miss Gladys Hart. dows and dors of the home which] lqk| II " Procedures ~eakfast Saturday week by officials of the Jefferson -qOck A. M. at the County Chapter, Red Cross in ~lel a~:cuMlt~s" Jo~hnsG:p~i~trow~ f h~ef~ithbe:nsho~U~ed f ~f~im:l ~laflflifl~ : of Charles Town ~!!t ]~~1~::ih!eltB:k~:'tsthJe:~pr:feRp:~f Moler, of Charles Town, who re- annual sustain~g Chartes Town, that J. Strider [ment to s p- cently was named general man- : movement in ager of a Hagerstown, Md Radio At the break l and TV station, has be~n named Cers will select as chairman of the Red Cross the Board that the architectural t ~ . --. . ~ " " ar said the rima firm ~t has engaged to handle Ithe nurning car. Tne hOUSe is i in the development of a county-I Mrs. Leon d " P" ry elppe plethe scoutthey 1969 Fund drive which gets under plans "and specifications for the [ ~vWas~dnbYn.AIl~fa~tier Hassan, of t wide c omprehent~Lpl?~ngtPer~ [PrUovr~i;: ~feC~n~yplwa~t~ingr~Srtly George L. Cole, South Church I the right is Mrs. George Cole. 'financial s~p- way in the county on Monday, ressin on clans for the add-i Firemen did find upon enter-1 met for their monthly member-]development . g ". . street, .Charles Town, is retiring l Mr. James H. Conklin, who es have been lMarch 3 with a luncheon at 12 new school building program is " ~, ~;, -a " and rowth from his soil conservation post in lhimself was associated with so~l captains who ]noon in the Educational building prig ,~ ,go ~,~ m,~,~ ~nson I ing the home that there was a fire [ ship luncheon meeting held at ] Mrs. Leonard sam mat after Charles Town after 34 years of I conservation work in Berkeley ted by County i of the Charles Town Asbury an~l"oSh~t~herdstown"'. e"~'l~me-n'tary l in a stove in the" hoUSeen residineven [ Junctionthe Village House in Shenanaoan,TURN TO PAGE $--A beirig aS~0eiated wffh soil corn ] County and the section for years ~hnols And as soon as comvlet-/though no one had be g,I. servation work and practices in [ prior to his retirement, served as hairman. John [ United Methodist Church. The ea they, will be submitted to the [ in the house for some tim . [ The presentation was made by 1 tds the County e minim=== =--, this section and in West Virginia. [ toastmatser for the dinner pro- is serving as I luncheon is for all team captains State "Departments of Health, [ Then on ,Wednesday morning,Mrs. Louise Leonard of Harpers / t~t~,a ~#~e"~.a~.~,~ Although his retirement will not ] gram, which was enjoyed by al Membership I and workers as well as all other Labor and Education for approval / ~bout 4 o'clock, members, of the [ Ferry, chairman of the Jefferson [ ~[~,~~ become effective until February ] friends and co-workers of Mr. erson County. )r Membership [ officials connected with the d~ive. Lowery also told the board he [ Independent and Citizen s Fire / County Planning Commission, the,~.Al[Ir/~[7~ 28, Mr. anti'Mrs. Cole were honor-,Cole from Berkeley, Jefferson, [ The drive goal this year will had requested a hearing before [ Companies were called to the,body which for the past several [. ~ ~'~ ~* ed on Thursday evening, Feb. 13, ] Morgan and Hampshire counties. orted that the[be $6,714 compared to $6,566 this the State Department of Labor [River Road section of the county |years has.been .workinga tO iPnrOVaind~ [,o~m~t~l~, c: ' :: ogre at a dinner given in ~honor of,~Mr. Cole first: joined the Soil over $1,000.00]past year. Red Cross officials said to raise objections to the 1969[to extinguish a fire in a honse/the county wltn a p ann g / Mr. Cole at the Vitlage House] Conservation Service in 1935 at minimum wage rates established|owned by Mrs. Helen Funk of| zoning program. [ Considerable clopdiness with restaurant in Shenandoah June-[ Spencer, W. Va and since then to reach the I the reason for the increase in the for this section and which the I Winchester, Va and occupied bY I Mrs ~. Leonard first noted that [ chance of a few snow flurries tion by about 30 of his CO-workers ] he has served with the Service he hoped the|thel c unty'Scost quOtaof theiSprogramsthe increaSewhichin Joffersen County Board of Edu-[the Alvin Chapman family the i'hitial movement towards [ high near 40. Partly cloudy to- friends and members of his faro-| in Rtpley, Moundsvil!e; Ma~ns- t C mty will]the Chapter carr!es on, in con- cation might be forced to pay in l When firemen arrived on the/county planning was made some [ night lowest In the low or mid ~ly burg and Charles Town. In 1943 sUal generous lnection with the Vietnam War. connection with the school build-I scene, they found the house a[ six years ago by the Jefferson[ zus. The above picture shows his]when Jefferson Co' se ~ mg men] Mr. Moler, a member of the ing program unless they are low-Imass of flames. The three 0ccu-| County Cha.m.ber of Commerce. [ Friday lmrtly .elo.udy. high in son, John Cole, of Martinsburg,into the Eastern t cad ; of to-|jefferson County Board of Edu- red. He said the board will be [ pants of the house, managed to| Now sne saia extorts nave pro-/ me aim. ~vmay nlgltt talr anti not presenting his father with a ~love-[ serva ion Service, ~:- l~on, has b~en associated with represented at the hearing by[ escape from the flames when one]gressed to the point that.planninglmuch change. rinl0te~ratul~ ly gift wrapped fishing rod and |the firs; ~ ~ ~ Jefferson County Prosecuting At:[ of them awoke, smelled smoke| funds have neen sec.urea, and.the| Wlnd~ Northerly . zu r~ reel, To ~e extreme left is ~the/ to he h~c~ J~ i torney Joha C, Skinner, Jr, .He and then awoke the others. Dam.~ consultiag ana eagmeermg tzrm tour e rmay. picture of Mrs. John Cole and to County.