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REPORT: With rising temperature. or rain this morning. in the 40s today. Partly lowest 35 to 40. Fri- cloudiness and warmer. Outlook, partly cloudy and colder TWO SECTIONS Read By More Than 20,000 People Every Week i i! "Best For News and Advertising In Charles Town--Ranson and Jefferson County Since I844" 97, NO. 13 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHAR LES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 19661 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENTS IBreak Ground For $150,000 Museum, Theatre Historic Some 45 members of the Jef- ferson County Chamber of Com- merce were urged Tuesday at noon by Robert Buskirk, director Of the State headquarters, Feder- al Itusing Administration, Char lestn, to begin taking steps for stopping the blight, of the down- town areas of cities and towns in To (late West Virginia has re- ceived only about two million dol lars of the nearly five billion Con gress has in the past appropria l0 yl ted for urban renewal, housin~rganized; e development, etc. the speaker Furr Named Head said and most of what has come into the state has be(n~ used up in planning programs. Jefferson County. The plea came in an interesting :alk on "Urban Renewal" deliver- [Jeffers The annual membership drive of Jefferson County Chapter, Am- erican Red Cross which is being Uveniles, a'-----'~l formerly o;i~ ---m ....... -p--~ ................. slagedof MarchdUringis taggingthe entirebadly, monthit was nty, but one of them , aar,es r Lyne reported Wednesday by Mrs. It. m Virgima and an-I . tI. ttunter, executive secretary. , r d a l rewPe a, e lDJes of Heart Attack , Mrs. Hunter said to date only [$2,595.15 has been received in Y "ll 0me'by Judge Gray Sil- a hearing in Juv- n Car Near His H contributions as again~ a goal of $5,709.00. This is less than half on charges of car of the quota and yet the drive is accessory to car thefts, supposed to end March 31. And one of them only 14, unless the balance of the money into custody ifl Fred- needed to reach the quota is re- Saturday morning and ceived by the end of next week it on warrants from the will be necessary to extend the State Police. They drive it was stated. an extradition hearing Should the Red Cross Chapter k and on waiving ex- not reach it's goal this year for Were brought back to the first time in the history of County. the Chapter, it will be necessary the ..-. ,~. ..... ~. .... -~ to curtail some of the many ser- ~^ j ...... ,~ ....... s~u vices which the of- ~..ear thefts; one was fers Chapter officials stated. lln two anu one was W~,,_ , . All of the money asked fn the ,tu oelng anaccessory [ o~ .... drive quota is needed to carry on enve. ears were mvoz- the Chapter's blood program, :~ar tnefts,,p~us a con Home Service work, Water Saf. ~.mount of pnomgrapme ety, Home Nursing and First Aid A!I of the ears were programs, it was stated. anti the photograpmc t " To date response from business .Lone of the cars was es and industry has not been any ~maged, however:. . where near what it has been in i~l a tlp Irom a rre~er- past years and it is hoped that ~e tnat the.youngstersI i this phase of the drive will in- a.oen.(led Saturday mor [ CHARLES F. LYNE ]crease greatly in the next week hey urns naa made m-] Charles Franklin Lyne, 71, for-[or ten days. 'e ";: .... an aDou.t a pawn ] mer Jefferson County School tea- [ The house-to-house solicitations ~aey eoui.a ulsposeoi ] cher, retired banker and active ]have been reporting well, but Warrenfeltz, vehicle they used to Winchester, Va. Stole a 1957 Oldsmo- a considerable a- ~xvhOtographic equip- o of the lads then each one driv- once outside of they abandoned the and came on in the Winches- picked up the charged with to the theft. car was later City Police and on the case Frederick police on the boys at- been apprehended. ght at the Shepherdstown Elem- entary School for about six mon- ths. He then joined the staff of the Jefferson Security Bank in Shepherdstown in 1912, and he stayed with the bank for more than 48 years. During that time he served as teller, assistant cash ier and cashier, the post he held when he retired last December 31. Mr. Lyne had been an elder in the Christ Reformed Church of Shepherdstown of which he had been a member for the past 56 ,ears. He was also a member of he church choir. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rose Snyder Lyne of Shepherds- town; two daughters-Miss Rose- mary Lyne, Catonsville, Md.; and Mrs. William S. Jorgensen, Jami son, Pa. two grandchildren-Carl Williams Jorgensen and Mary Morris Jorgense~, also of Jami- son, Pa. also survive. The remains will be taken to the Christ Reformed Church at 10 Saturday morning from where services will be held Saturday af ternon at 2 by the Rev. Roy D. Coulter, his pastor. Burial will be in' Elmwood Cemetery in Shep- herdstown. Active bearers will be Charles M. Derr, H. Max Derr, Nathan Rhodes, Edward B. Rogers, Sam M. Skinner and Brooks Lucas. Aired By ,with a sewer project after the water system purchase has been eonsumated. Council also gave some consid- eration to a list of the following five suggestions made by Capt. Ephraim Day of the Charles Town Police Department: 1.--To advise the City Attorney to revamp the City Garbage ord- It is understood that the new owners will combine the two bus- inesses into one operation. Smithson's store has been own- ed and operated by Mrs. Bessie McDonald, of Charles Town, ever since the death of Mrs. R. C. Smithson about two years ago. Bill's News Stand was purchas- ed by William Smith three years ago, and he and his wife have op crated the business since. Hart has been employed for the past few years by Robinson Ice and Cold Storage, and Smith (Ar- chic) has ben employed as an insurance salesman. It is under- Stood that the new owners will operate the business themselves. Sale price was not disclosed. I Ground Near Ferry Park SOMETHING NEW:--T e above p;cture shows Chariest Town's Mayor Nicholas Carson (left on bulldozer) and Wi]liam F. Ramey~ Jr,, Mayor of Harpers Ferry. breaking ground Saturday for the combination museum-theatre 0o be erected near Harpers Ferry. Ground - breaking cere~hand shovel to break the for the newest and most novel I first ground. tourist attraction in Eastern West[ The following communication Virginia and in this area-a com-[ from W. Va. Senator Jennings bination museum-theatre, were IRandolph was read to the group staged Saturday afternoon at Harl,,Congratulations on the develop- pers Ferry, with the mayors of lment of an informative nmseum two towns officiating..And this] and exhibition program for the week actual constructmn work I important historical area which was started on the large museum I includes Harpers Ferry Nation- for Civil War artifacts and a thea lal Monument. It is my belief that {'re for screen presentations, all I the United States Park Service to be under one roof, .with an ]will eventually have the guest open air exhibit on historical soil. ]bok signed by one million per- The project is being carried ]sons during a one year period. on by Harpers Ferry Enterprises, lYou are to be commended for In(, which includes Michael Cal-[making this scenic section of las of Hagerstown, Md. and Mr. lWest Virginia a more interesting ,~/ld Mrs. John Newcomer of I-Iar[tourist attraction. I sincerely re- pets Ferry. [gr "~ that SeJaate business will pre It is being developed on about[vent my participate 30 acres of land acquired by the in your ~,roundbreamng cerenmn company from the Newcomers ies on Saturday, ~warch 18. Please and it is located adjacent to the express my best wishes to those Cliffside Motel, owned by the in attendance. Newcomers and located on U S A visual description of the Route 340, near Harpers Ferry " building being erected is that of a The project is being erected by giant keyhole with a square hole Serious Problems Obsolescense and undesirable land uses has become a serious problem in inany cities and towns throughout the nation, Mr. Buskirk declared and because of Callas, a contractor at a cost of about $150,000. Mason Dixon Corn pany of Hagerstown, Md. is the engineering firm on the project. Brief remarks were made by the mayors welcoming the new addition to the community area, each pointing out that the pro- motional value of this installat- ion would aid the economy of the area. Ground Broken Mayor Robert Menefee of Bolt var, fireman on the B. & 0. Rail road, could not be present. Mayor William E. Ramey, Jr. of Harpers Ferry and Mayor Nicholas Carson of Charles Town, mounted a bull dozer, instead of using the trad- 1ub To at 7:30 the recently orgaq- Club of Jeffet" Will gather Monday :30 at the New Cen- for their monthly inance now on the city's ordinan- ce books to bring it up to date thus making it easier for enforce ment. edby Mr. Buskirk at the monthly membership dinner of the Cham- ber of Commerce held in Blue Grass Inn at the Thomas Jeffer- the excessive cost involved, only son Hotel. ~ ~ through Federal assistance can Mr. Buskirk said Federal as- the problem be met and solved. sistance is now available to coun There is a definit~ place also ties, cities and towns who will in Jefferson county for some pub take the initiative in urban re- lic housing, Mr. Buskirk stated. newal programs. And the speak- But here again before an:~ help er declared this type of Federal on this problem can be received assistance to help communities there must be some initiative lo- do something which they could cally, the speaker pointed out. not possibly do by themselves be If the people of Charles Town cause of the huge financial re- or Jefferson County are inter- sponsibilities, should be consid- ested in urban renewal, puhlic ered in the light of community housing, etc., than the first thing development and not as steps in that should be done is the setting the direction of Socialism. up of a citizens advisory corn- This type of assistance,' the mitee and a planning commission speaker said is a financial tool which would then go to the Econ which forges together private, omic Development Agency in city, county, state and Federal as Charleston for consultation on sistance programs which together plans for the comprehensive and can do great things for. making suitable program, Mr. Buskirk every community a better place stated. for all people to live in. The next move would then be Fu i e the hiring of a consultant who nds Ava labl_ ' re m ~" .... v ment has will work up and c nn end a ~,~ine n~eaera~, go ~rna ... h~lf master plan on what would be a o~:.:~.. ~;~.~.~ ..,,~.?_,~y,. r~enewal good program for the city or coua bmmzz uozzar~ iur u[oazz x~ t ....... ~A '; - - " "hi h e Y l:lUSKlrK stateu na where programs aria some ot ~ s ug ' ' - il-1 " ]ef would the mo~ey come from to sum can oe maoe ava ao e to, a f this~ Well ...... " I v P y or v ~v~r I~USKIrK ferson County zf the peop e ha e ~ ........ " ._ ' ; ~, . "" : ...... d ire ~o do statea iunus are avaname zor me lmtzatz~e ana es t - o- d r a co zm "" " it de sucn w rK un e ~ n umty something about coIunlun y - faci~t~ r,r~,,,.Ul~- velopment, Mr Buskirk said If ,.,.t~,~ ~..~..~.. ............. .... - ',-' . .,.,- ,_ ~,. l,u~ .~ ~ uz~ ~uszt:z~uu ,,.,uus~- Je~/erson county ana ~es~ v~r, ~, ~. m ~t~i,-t. ~;oten ~ h-.,~:-.~,- gmla don t use their Share of th s sultant would to-a-I n - money than other states and col,, 7h c t's ePt:s~: y co sider munffies Will, Mr Buskirk slat- .t e ~un Y.nnae~ie aw~esra ,,~ . " In r rl n o p ee-m a oa." s. ~'~" The consultant would also get Of all the billions of dollars ap- the community or county certi- propriated for urban re.l~ewal pro fled through tl~e Federal Housing grams 65 percent o~ ~t ~s for clt , " ' " Home Finance Agency, Mr. Bus- ies and towns of less than 50,000 kirk stated, and he would also consult with the Federal Housing TURN TO PAGE 8---A Grand and petit jurors for the April Term of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County were select. ed here last Friday by Jury Com- missioners 3alnes W. Strider an( Robert Cain: The sixteen persons chosen to serve on the grand jury are: F. T. Firey; J. V. Kite, Jr.; A. C. Ner- hood; Joseph P. Christian; T. Wilmer Clipp; Thomas M. Stokes; Clarence N. Burch; Ralph den; Wilbur R. Bond; William E. Bow- ers; Mark Durst; A C. Halvosa; Stanley W. Dunn;, Walter Knott; Gilbert Fry; and Horace Cook. They have been ordered to appear for duty on April 18. Petit jurors who have been summoned to appear April 25 are: Howard Clendenning; Ezra Campbell; Ann F. Woodward: Helen A. White; Raymond Twy- man; Thomas S. Jordan; Richard A. Dailey; Galas Brown; James P. Reinhart. Charles L. Alwin; Walter H. Moyer; Phillip Creamer; John E. Martin; Howard Skinner, Jr.; Harvey Kercheval; C. M. Kearns; Ray Harris; Clarence Dunbar; P. O. Dunaway; Eugene Miller; Earl Peacher. Clifton Butts; H. O. Wilt; G. W. Ainsworth; Ella Mac ,Cave; Art- hur Wheeler;,John J. Walker; G. W. Wilt; Bernard Barr; Richard R. Orndorff, John Orndorff, Jos- eph Cepelka, Carl M. Davis and Charles M. Hendricks: Surplus Food Will Be Distributed Friday , ~ ,:~ ..... ~,~,:,~,,~,, ~,~ i',ii i! LYLE FURR At a meeting hehl in The Am- erican Legion Lounge on March 16, the Jefferson Guards were officially o~ganized with about 40 men on hand to hear Mr. R. U. Darby explain in detail the re- quirements of a unit of lhis type to be affiliiated with I,iving ttis. tory. A fihn was shown of several uits participating in a battle re- enactment at Bolivar Heights. A Confederate uniform complete with nmsket, bayonet, canleen, belt and a pistol were shown. Immedialely folh)wing Mr. Dar by's talk seventeen eager beavers signedthe roll. The company was formed and an election of offi. eers was held with the,, following being elected to the respective of flees for a temporary period. Ly- le Furr, First Sergeant;,, Raymond Smith, 2nd Sergeant; Charles Cram, 1st Corporal and Armor(r; Walter Bill' Chrisman, 2nd Cor- ;)oral. Roger E. Clipp, Drummer; T. T. Perzy and Joe Staley, tlistor- tans, M. D. 'Skeeter' Welsh Jr. Tleasurer. Two committees were appointed by the group, one ~o set up the Rules and Regulations and one for Ways and Means. Raymond Smith was named to serve as chairman of the Rules and Regulations Committee with Fred Longerbeam, Edward Chris man and James Wiltshire. M D. 'Skeeter' Welsh Jr. was appointed chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and to serve with him were David Webb, Paul Propps, and Bob Wade. An oral vote of agreement was temporarily taken l have the organization associated with Liv- ing History since the required le- gal document to be signed,, was not available. ttonorary membership cards will be issued at a cost of $10.00 to anyone wishing to join as such. All donations loward the pur- chase of equipment, etc. may t)e mailed to Jefferson Guards in care of Charles Town Chamber of Commerce. Several items of equipment have already been do- nated and it is hoped more peo- /pie will do ! The company roster at present includes the following: Kaye Bush, Eugene Chrisman, Richard Chrisman, Walter Chrisman, Rog er E. Clipp, Charles Crum, Lyle Furr, Fred Longerbeam, Creigh- ton Propps, Paul Propps, Ray. nmnd Smith, Robert Strider, Bob Wade, Martin Welsh, Joe Wilson, and James Wiltshire. Country Ham and Turkey Sup- per. Middleway Methodist Church, March 25th at 5:00 P.M. Benefit of F. T. A. March 23-1t.--FP COUNTRY HAM OR TURKEY DINNER CITIZENS FIRE HALL WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5th. 4:30 - 7:30 O'C lock P. M. Buy Your Tickets Early from Members of the CITIZENS FIRE COMPANY. March 23-2~.-FP NOTICE! I am now o[~flr~ bookkeeping and lneome t~x service along with are urged to at- of business mat following the the Charles Town a comparatively session Monday on the par system, a sew- or Charles Town some recommen- Charles Town the atten- to notify the Water Resources it had received Kelley, Gidley, firm of engineering ser- ~rage project for nd Ranson, but ns are now nego Purchase of the Which serves the Was felt that it to settle this mat- ~g into any sewer- the Commission intent to proceed ?" , :. , at at the top instead of the tradit- ional round one. The museum, or exhibition hall will be approximately 40 feet square, in which the greatest col lection of Civil War articles, ever assembled, will be housed. These will be shown through a novel arrangement, of wall cases, sus- pended on modular steel poles and on cabinets and cases, where the viewing public may see and handle them at their leisure. The center of the room will be suppor ted on a giant pole resembling an oversized umbrella. The roof is to be a poured con crete one-piece unit which is a- rousing the interest of TMarchitects TURN TO PAGE 8---A people, Buskirk stated. The C. of C. members were al- so told of comunities like Char- les Town, Shepherdstown, Har- pers Ferry, Ranson, etc., can par- ticipate in the various programs which the Federal government has for rehabilitating towns and cities. The speaker said, first there must be local initiative and leadership for such a program. There must be cooperation and interest on the part of many in a community for such a program. And a movement for the program should come as the result of a desire for it, not through press- ure on the County Courts or May ors and town councils on the part of a f~w, Mr. Buskirk stated. 2.---To advise the City Attorney The Flora Macdonald College[them to cities in North Carolina,[ to reyamp the parking meter or- Choral Club, a 50-voice group]Virginia, New Jersey, and as far I dinance to cover the "red" meters from Red Springs, North Car- ]as New York City for perform- and also meters which have been lina, will present a program of lances this year. This group of installed on other streets since both sacred and secular music at I well-trained ' singers is widely Live" and "I Could Have D~nced [ Town. This is always one of the the present ordinance was writ- the Charles Town Presbyterian[known throughout the south be-lAll Night" from My Fair LadY. lmost enjoyable parts of the pro- ten. Church on Friday, March 24, at lcause of extensive tours in Flor-[ Flora Macdonald College, a lgram. 3.--To advise the City Attorney 8:00 p.m. ]ida, Georgia, Virginia and the[Presbyterian School for girls, hasI The public is cordially invited. to revamp the city ordinance per This group, under the direction I Carolinas. raining to one-way streets. The of Miss Anneliese Schober, is in-] The sacred program will in. Ia strong Scottish tradition. Each]An offering taken to help ordinance does not now include cluding Charles Town in its an-]clude works of Bach, diLasso, Molgirl who enters school there is ldefray the traveling expenses of TURN TO PAGE 8---A l nual Spring Tour which will take I zart, Kodaly. Highlighting. the secJ taught many Scottish~ dances dur-Jthe choir. The March distribution of sur- plus foods will be Friday, March 24 beginning at 10 a. m. it was announced Wednesday by Harry J. Cain. A representative of the County Court, Cain has been directing the food distribution since the drgranT began. And he urges all those calling for food i bring along containers. It is expected that food allotments will be the same as last month, insurance. For Inform~Uon call E. P. "BUDDY" SMOOT, JR., Sadler ~lding, 1091 Chaxle~ Towm Jan. 19 to April 13--FP