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Charles Town, West Virginia
March 26, 1970     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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--- FROM THE FILES OF ?HE --- Spirit at Jeiierson - Advocate YEARS AGO -- 10 Irma Speg of Shepherds- School was declared in the 'My Free Sec- contest conducted by the County Jaycees. welcome dinner was stag- the Jefferson County Cham Commerce for the Minn- and Manufacturing which opened its new Middleway in the formel building. -Mr. Chris Mertz, has- the former Miss Flora Jefferson County, at his Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Wysong, 71, widow of Charles N. Wysong, at in Port Washington, Mrs. Blanche May Dover- widow of Ernest Dover- in Charles Town General Robert L. Bailey, 77, a e of Charles Town, in Hagers NO FIN ER TRIBUTE + Day, May 30 no more meaning- Way to show how much remember than with ~- Rock of Ages See our wide on now, to be sure of Ages Memorial before~ WORKS G. ODOM - Owner 267-6141 West John Street W. VA. You Buy From ALLEY'S Dealer 17 PONTIAC Coupe MERCURY Coupe 4.Door town, Md.; John W. Moreland, 63, Ranson in Baker VA Center; John E. Willingham, 86, a native of this county, at the home of his son in Hagerstown, Md.; Miss I Fannie B. Tormey, widow of the late Patrick S. Tormey at her home in Halltown; Debra Dianne i Holler, 6 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin A. Hostler, Rt 2, tIarpers Ferry; Sheila Kay Ball enger, two-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ballenger of Charles Town. MARRIED: - Miss Mary Alice Hitt, daughter of Mr. Clyde R. Hilt, Sr. of Charles Town and the late Mrs. Hitt, to Mr. Hensel Byron Myers of Hedgesville, W. Va. Officers elected to head the Jefferson County Civic League were George H. Lewis, Pres Mel vin T. Law, vice-pres.; and E. O. Morgan, publicity director. Off- mers re-elected were James Nick- ens sec.; J. Alvin Tolbert, cot. sac.; and C. W. Iart, treas. 20 -- YEARS AGO -- 20 The Red Cross fund drive reach es 38% of its kuota, with $1,544.00 contributed to date. J. Burns Huyett, 1950 W. Va. District Kiwanis Governor has been commissiond a Colonel by Gov. Earl Long of Louisiana at the request of Sen. John F. Mc- Cormick and Mr. Ivy C. Jordan, Governor of Kiwanis District of Louisiana. MARRIED: - Miss Thelma Fad- eley, daughter of Mr. Robert S. Fadeley and the late Mrs. Fadeley of Ranson to Mr. Raymond P. Chrisman of Hagerstown, Md. DIED: . Thomas Jackson Rud- acille, in the local hospital; Harry Thompson Chapman, at his home at Green Hill Orchard, east of Charles Town; Thomas Jefferson Boyer at his home near Shepherds town; George Henry Hale, well known farmer at his home in Brownville, Mrs. Katie Jones at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Howard near Rappen; Miss Julia Engle, at her home in Wash ington, Miss Margaret Hendricks at her home at Moler's Cross Roads. 30 -- YEARS AGO -- 30 The County Health Department ; with Dr. G. P. Morison as physi- cian, opened a clinic in Shepherds town for the treatment of pat- ients unable to pay for medical services. MARRIED: - Miss Estelle Long erbeam and Luther Cogle of the Silver Grove neighborhood. DIED: - Mrs. Fannie Swans at the Hagerstown Hospital; George William Duncan at his home in Riverton, Va.; Major Marvin Buck ey at his home in Washington; Mrs. Pearl Watson Riely at West- on, W. Va.; Bennett Lancaster at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rich- ard Moler near Mechanicstown. 40 --- YEARS AGO --- 40 Timber is being cleared from what is probably the largest body of timber land in the county west of the Shenandoah River located along the Opequon west of Middle way. The tract of 100 acres be- longs to the old League farm, now owned by Charles W. Herbert, Sam Ruble, a Bunker Hill sawer, has installed a saw mill to convert the large trees into mercantile lumber while the trees are being cut for ties and pulp wood. George M. Elbert, administrator of the estate of the late G. Lippitt Renner, sold the stock and fix- tures of the Renner store in the Weirick building to Messrs D. A. Studds and Thomas R. Houck. DIED: - In Chicago, Charles Criswell, formerly of this county; near Middleway, Mrs. Betty Price Dennis; at Riverside, Mrs. Cather ine Ott, widow of Felton Ott, in Baltimore, Md Mrs. Louisa D. Grandstaff, formerly of Summit Point. 60 -- YEARS AGO -- 60 Judge Frank Beckwith bought the Starry residence adjoining the Farmers and Merchant Deposit Co. in Charles Town. MARRIED: - Miss Myra Shoe- maker and Mr. Garland Athey, both of Middleway; Miss Annie M. Rissler of this county and Charles H. Phillips of Berryville; Miss Elibabeth Goode and C. Hary Eby, both of this county. DIED: - Near Billmyer's Mill, Robert R. Billmyer a Confederate veteran; at the home of an aunt, Mrs. Kleinshmidt in Washington,l YOU'LL LOVE r JEEP FtAmRISS Wagon ELECTRIC ,+2nc" 263.3303 W. Va. POTOMAC EDISON Milton O. Rouss of this county; in Baltimore, Peter Brady of Cha- rles Town. m 80 -- YEARS AGO -- 80 DIED: - In Rappahannock Co. Va Mrs. Minnie Manning, wife of Charles J. Manning, formerly of this county; at her home in Cha- rles Town, Mrs. Martha A. Lee; at her home in the county, Mrs. Jane Feeser; at the home of his son-in-law, L. A. Osbourn, Charles Town, John A. Ashbaugh. MARRIED: - Miss Bertie Milton of Middleway and T. A. Milton of Rivanna, Kansas; Miss MolUe Mc- Donald and E. D. Feagans, both of this county; Miss Jennie Knott and D. Frank Koonce, both of the county. 90 -- YEARS AGO -- 90 Wheat was quoted at $1.42 tel $1.52 per bu.; corn 59 cents and oats 47 cents a bu. in Baltimore. Mesdames Van Tol, Riely Were Judges Again At National Rower Show u Once again this year two pro- minent Jefferson County ladies; Mrs. Johanna VanTol, Charles Town florist and Mrs. Leeds K. Riely, of Attona, Charles Town, assisted in judging the exhibits at the National Capital Flower and Garden Show being held at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D. C. this week. Mrs. VanTol, who will be serv- ing as a judge for the horticulture phase of the show, wLll be serv- ing in this capacity for the fourth consecutive year. She motored to Washington Tuesday to assist in judging the classes of gladiolus, snapdragons and stocks Tuesday and she also attended a luncheon served to the judges upon com- pletion of their job. Mrs. Riely, who will also be serving for the fourth consecutive year as a judge for the show, went to Washington Thursday March 12 to be a part of the judging and evaluating of the art istics in the show. Mrs. Riely, who for years has been very active and prominent in garden club and beautification work on a county, state and nat- ional level, is a qualified Master Judge, one of about 15 in the entire state of West Virginia. Mesdames VanTol and Riely were invited to assist with the huge task of judging the exhibits by Angelo Bonita, chairman of the judge's committee for the show. IDovmld Wean Recove IFrom AccMent In[ des; l Is Now At lfls Home Donald Wean prominent Char- SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMER'S ADVOCATE THURSDAY MARCH 26, 1970 B---5 les Town insurance man and civic leader, who sustained severe in- juries of the head and face and a broken arm and shoulder in a two-car highway accident in which his wife Dottle, and Frank Cordell of Dodson's Trailer Court, near Martinsburg, were killed, is now completing his recuperation at his home on South Samuel street. While he has recovered from the injuries to the point he could be dismissed from the Washing. ton County, Md. Hospital in Hag- erstown where he has been a pat- ient since January 18 when the accident occurred, he will be con. fined at his home for some time Washington County Hospital to his home last week and his three children, who have been residing since the accident with Mr. Wean's parents in Frederick, i Md are now also back honm with their father. Mrs. Wean and Cordell were killed instantly when the Cordell car collided with the Wean c*h i which was being driven by MrS. Wean, on State Route 9, South the Bardane Community Center, READ THE SPIRIT-ADVOCATi$ Attend Sunday: i Large Assortments O =i TOS.47 Large selection of Plus. ester Dolls & Animals Solid OrMulfl-Color. choose one for your child or loved =me to make their Easter a little happier. / k Ukmm h=PmV ItoNl~m NC~Jbdey 0~97 6lw. S.00 Wide Assortment FILLED ' KETS TO For the busy Easter Sunny-al~, daltclousty & aflracflvldy filled. COlorful cellophane mrering, . * 1/2411 011LAll|EII [home Your Favorite* For Everyone On Your I.lst 25' to 1.00 I . B. SIZE Coconut, Fruit & Nut or Buttercream covered with rich- tasting chocolate. DeliciOus 1o eat or serve in slices to guests. Surprise the kiddies, teens & oldsters with a personalized Mammy Lou Easter Egg from Peoples. Whitman's Easter Eggs 39~ to 89 GOLD CRAFT EASTER EGGS LEO LIMBER NUT EGGS Fruit & Nut-nup meats & fruits in vantlM cream. As~sct~ nuts t~ M Mkl. milk clmtll~lt. Large Assortment Of Empty bly "lu nel" Slmq Mist =.s= 3.75 Dam Ambush Cologne s,k,+ 3.50 Dana Tabu Cologne, 3.00 Houbiganl Chantillv Spray Mist+ 5.00 rln ms and Basket Fillers RILL & THRILL PLASTIC K4;S $9~ MRS. $HEARED'$ CHOCOL~IE EGGS m+,~6 29* KING KUP HOLLOW CINI(~ BUNNIES ~u~. =9' Itll~ KUP All, NUT FAtS m,o~, 29* KING KUP PEA~ITIIUTTI[II KEt m 29* BRACH HIDE & SEEK KGS so~-m. ~9. CHUCKLES SPECKLED NOUGAT EGGS ~s~ 39. MARY SUE EASTEK EGOS, t+omm + 33+ 1.98 13 O With The Purchase Of Any Pack Of Sylvania Flashbulbs or Cubes.= Regular 98 . + U i PEOPLES DRUG STORE HILL. DALE SHOPPING CENTER -- CHARLES TOWN, W. VA.