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I ...... , . . J l ..... I ~I I ....... I ........I . . III _~ I POIHT SYSTEM FOR DRIVERS own ~L~, ~ ~ seemed ,to me that ,do today wh~t It took five '~un- ,~here was an awful lot of time I dred thousand miners to do a de- " " e "he ""est r wi'l s "it devoted to who was going to get lc de ago. Vv'h t is regrebtable is we nop t w g gu su e l e e I , soon, v~hat racing dates and who had Ihat succeeding sessions of the to follow the example of a number of other states in adopt- ,the au.tahori ty to sransfer one mere [ legislature have gone on blithely ; ..... ;-+ .... +~ ~ v hi le - rators .~o~+ l,ber of the Dep~r~ment of Public lignoring ~his .fact with the inane " ......... ' ..... t - is -r- i-h'---'n ...... Safety better known as the State l view that if you don't pay any recen state zo anop such a sys em ou ne g oor g sba e ' , " ' ' ' l .... Police, from one post to another. I attention to ~t it will go away. The of Maryland. Such a system nas ong been in use in the ] It would secan to me that'the | Chamber of Commerce says noth- District of Columbia. As the system works, a driver starts ) nost severe indictment .to .be level-]ing should be done about this. " out with a certain number of points. Each traffic viola-led agV.nst .t.he Le. gisl?ture is the land itbes ws Lt .2[ '2eon,,these ' " " " " W " very ,tmng the (;nam~er ot worn-[ w..~ uu,,. ~v ~,.#,..,.~ ~.-~ .~. tlon, depending upon its severity, whittles a ay at his I a, d ..... merce so piously a~plauds. For toI Fqrtun rely our two Unite points and. . If he is so careless as to lose all pomts he. my knowledge nothing was done States SensOrs, Jeninn. gs Run- loses his hcense. The advantage we see to the system ~s 'by the Legisi~ure, nor is anything dolph ,and Robert Byrd, .see this that it punishes all traffic infractions, not just those which to be done,.Fbout themost a, cute IProblem wlVh al ).s im~hcatio~s societ,, oome to re ard as the most abhorrent Wnd~.r IProlem in vne mt~e, vne proo~em I ana vney are ~gn~lng vaa~en,~y m a ,,,~ ,~ ~ .... . ,. ." ~ Iof acute and chronic unemploy-|do something about it. Unfo~un- the system, the perenma. sp.eeoer ~s no~ . ree s,mp Y lment. It will come as a shock to]ately, the State Legislature aim- pay a fine and be done with If he pets;sis in speedmg some to know that at the very ] ply chose to cast its eyes in other he may, like the drunken driver, find his right to operate , ime 'he Senators and I direction : ,,. +. a motor yen|ale enureiy vaca~eu. ,ns ,s Lne way ;~ ~nuu u , ................. I problems as racmg dates and state ] handle don t really realize how De. nere can oe no mls~aKlng zne Iacz a orunKen |policemen a man in Montgomery, I fortunate we .are. Throughout driver is a menace to the safety of all those using the ] West Virginia, was ad~nitted to the ] much of the rest of %he State a ma ~ conventional law enforcement 'tbeing naive when I suggest th~tlisla~ure "was too t)usy with other T* m +~t,o o,, C '~f +h~" T-'-4'slot"re to '~ut such a|~2tisisamatter fsmesmallim[thingst give this matter decided ~,~ .... : .... %". " ~. "...~ ,~ ..'~Y. ~'. "'f.~" ,- ~" - .. I portance, particularly to the man' deliberation and ~tention. sys em m operation lU wes~ wrglnla ana we nope zne | Leglslature will give it consideration at the next , ess] n./ are not so optimistic as to believe that mere adoption THIS WEEK'S NEWS IN + of such a system will of itself solve the ghastly problem of slaughter on the highway, but it will help. And we II k4 k4 I a a a k l 'r __ __ u m m ,, r U I n 1AiD DEPRESS are for it. TO By Mrs. Stuart Crim Phone 47-F.032 President Eisenhower is reportedly displased with the Red|cation Ceremony of Cha.rles Town were guests on action of the United States Senate in passing a measure A special Easter service was held Easter Suncla, y at the h(yme of the .................... " --~ ---n'- a% the Methodist Church on Sun la~ers parents Mr and Mrs Char TFIa$ WIll provlfle ~5~ milliOn flonars in loans an(1 gz'a ~ '. ' . .: ..... " ....... :'. - .:" . .. ~ . . ~ a ....... a .......~ ~U-- _L~iO_ say morning av~enae~ oy 'one con les ~ooer~s ana ~nelr family. the !eaerai government eprv.s eu az- u ,,. gregations of )he ,five churches MX, ,and Mrs. Creighton PrOpps It has been said that unless riouse oI l epresen auves the Jefferson Circuit. A dedication and their tafan.t daughter Trina scales the figure downward a presidential veto is a vir- ceremony preceded t~he service at of Front Royal, Va. spent the Eas- ~ich bime an altar cover and tual certainty, ra Bible marker given in memory Senator Randolph and Senator Byrd have both played ]of their parents the late Mr. and leading roles in this legislation and they are to bc corn-|.Mrs. Harry P. Light by %heir three mended for recognizing something that has seemingly es-[sons was Mr. Robert caped the view of the Republican Administration end to|Light and Mr. John Llg,ht of Sil- I ver Spring, Md. 'and u Baptismal no small extent the greater portion of the American press: Ibowl was presented by Mr. Charles the fact that in many areas of the country, particularly |Shu~l of Berry lle, Vs. in memory in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, there is widespread [of 'hAs brother, William Osborne unemployment with its attendant misery ancl st ffering. We[Shun" I Attend Annual Meeting are appalled at the thought that President Eisenhower] Mrs. E1wood Cheshire, in com- is indifferent to this situation and believes that remedial |pany wi~ Mrs. Russell Urquhart, legislation is unwarranted and unwanted. Some few months/Mrs. Raymond Crum, Mrs. C. E. ago Mr. Meade Alcorn, the Chairman of the Republican Keiter and Miss Eleanor James of Charles Town left on Tuesday of National Committee, opined that if the future of the Re- last week o attend the Fifty' publican Party was to be assured the impression that the Nir th Annual Meeting of the Worn Republicans were only for the "big boys" would have to en's Missionary Union of the B p- be erased. Mr. Alcorn's words will have a hollow sound tist Church which was in session if Mr. Eisenhower persists in his intention to veto ]egisla- on March 24th, 25th and 26~h at the First Baptist Church in Roa- tion of this sort. noke, Va. returning to their homes The people in the depressed areas are not asking for on Thursday night. During her a dole. Victims of economic circumstances beyond their mothers @bsence. litle MiSs Pat- ricia Ches~dre was a guest at the control, they are but asking for loans to help them get home of Colonel and Mrs. ~. T. back on their feet. It is a pity that we can see our way Crane Jr. and their family. clear, under presidential urging, to grant millions in gifts William Ware of Waynesboro, Pa. spent the Easter holidays vis- to make to foreign nations and cannot see our way clear t iting'o~'~t the home of his bro~her loans to citizens. our own and sister-in-la~v, Mr. and Mrs. : Howard L. Ware Jr. and %.heir faro Isabelle Roman Dies in California Funeral services for Miss ,Fan- me Isabelle Roman, age 68 sister of Mrs. Fannie Drummonds, Gib- sontown, were held 'this afternoon {Thursday) /:30 at The Melvin T. Strider Company Coloni,al Funeral Home, with the Reverend Homer Bullett, pastor of Zion Methodist Church in l~rge. Burial was made in The Orrlck Cemetery in Wdnchester. Vs. The deceased was a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma. having resided there, ~or ~he ,past 45 years un.til about two mon~ts ago when she decided to go to Los Angeles, Calif ornia for a visit wtt~ friends. She had enjoyed good health unti,l the evening of the 27th of March ~hen she was sri~ken at eleven o'clock at nlgh and was ~aken to The California X~k)spi#~, In Los An geles where s~O passed ~way a~t 1 a. m. De~th came unex~l~. She was born in jefferson Coun- ty, April 6th, 1890, the daughter of the late Carter and Alice, Alex- andria Roman. Surviving along wt*t~ her sister here, Mrs. Fannie Drummonds, is one sister. Mrs. Emma Ermts, Los Angeles, California; a brother, James Roman of D~rkesvi'lle, (Ber keley County), W. ~a. and ~ host of nieces and nephews. Friends were received et +The Melvin T. Strider Co, Colonial Fun eral Home free Wednesday when the body arrived until Thursday, Principal o~ ~out~ Hage.rstown Sly. Also visiting with Mr. and (Md.) High School ~s the princi- Mrs. Ware on Sunday were the pal ~peaker, i~ was announced latter's parents Mr. and Mrs. Re- ginald St~ubs of Charles Town. Wednesday by the Rev. 'Stanley Mrs. W. B. Grove, Misses Mary Hauser, president. and Imogen Thomson of "Haw- Mr. Beer will speak on "Solut- ~torn" and Mrs. J. C. Breckin- ions .to Behavior Problems." The ridge of "Flagstop" were dinner speaker is a naive of West Virgin guests on Easter Sunday at the is, having served in the school home of ~he former's son and dau system of ~pshur County .$or a ghter-in-law Dr. and Mrs. Pewn- n,um~er of years prior o moving broke Grove and ~eir family in to Berkeley County. !V~inchester, Va. From Berkeley County he went I Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fellers re- to Maryland where he has served turned 4~ome on Monday evening as Junior Hig% School Principal, from Nutley, N. J. where they had Supervisor and now Principal of South Hagerstown Hig.h School. Mr. Beer is welt qualified ,to talk ~)n the subject for the night and I am sure you will wan~ to hear him, Mr. Houser said. Mrs. John Sklnper ia l~rogram oh~tirman for thenight. spen~ the weekend visiting with the formers mother Mrs. Nathan Fellers Auxiliary Meeting Postponed Due ~o the Spring Convocation of the Women's AuxiMaries of ?,he Eastern Diocese of West Virginia whieh .will meet in Berke:ley Springs on Monday, April 6, .the Legion Post Meeting regular meeting of the Women's Thursday Night at 8 P.M. HolyAUxiliaryspiritf ~'the beenChUr~postponedf the urttil Monday, April 13. The regular monthly meeting of Mrs .Kate Gracey was a dinner Jackson-Perks Post No. 71, Amer- guest on Easter Sunday at the Scan Legion of Charles Town, will home of her son and daughter-in- be l~eld ,a~ the Legion Home on law Mr. and Mrs. Williaxn. Oracey West ~as~ngton Street, Thurs- and ~heir daughter Ann Carver in day,night April 2 at 8 p. m. All Charles Town. members are asked ~o a~tend. I Visitors on Easter Monday at rpers Ferry, .Rall SOn the hme f Mr" +and Mrs" Robert H.,~ 1~ight were the +at~rs morvher Mrs. ~U Fauna Ware and her brother-in~ 011 Dayl ght Ti ,~ lend sister Mr. and Mrs. John To ! me Welty and their small son Johnny ll ~f Wayftesboro, Pa. :Both Harpers erry and Ranson Misses Lucy and Alice Farns- will ,go on Daylight Saving Tlzne woV~h of Washington, D. C. were at 2 p. m. Sunday morning April visitors over the wekeend at the 25. , home of their sister and brother Mayor William Ramey of Har- pers Ferry said the Town Council ter weekned visiting with the lat- ters aun~ and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Page Hmton. Dinner guests on Easter Sun- day at the home of Mrs. R. C. Col ston were her sister Mrs. W. E. Roberts and Miss May Ashwood of Ridgeway, Vs. and Miss Meta Frazier of Su, mmi~ Point. Mr .,and Mrs. Grady Owens rhad as their guests on Sunday after- noon ~he la~ter's sisters and bro- ther-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Claren- ce Smallwood and Miss Margaret Johnson of Kabletown. Mrs. Mabel Hall of Richmond, Va. was a guest over the Easter holidays ~t the home of her son- in-law a~d daughter ,Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C-dL~bs. Master Johnny Breckinridge who had been visiting wibh, his grandmoVher Mrs. J. C. Brecktr~- ridge a,t "Flagstoo" left ,the lat- ter part of the week to return to the home of his parents Major and Mrs. James Brecklnridge ~n Alex- dria. Va. Richard Crim returned ,to V. P. I. in Bl.acksburg, Vs. on Sunday evening after spending~,' the Easter weekend visiting with his 'par- er~ts Mr. and Mrs. George R. Crim. Mrs. J. P. Keen was a recent via |for w'lth her s~ster Mrs. Clay Bay ~tat her home in Middieburg, 1VIr. Charles ShuH of BerryviHe, Va. spent Easter Sunday visiting at the home of his mother Mrs. Thomas Shull ~nd her family. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Frye Hat dy and ~'he formers mother Mrs. James Hardy returned h0me on Friday from a ten day motor ~rip to Intercession City, Florida ~J visit with Mrs. Hardy's sister Mrs. J, ames Boyd of Ranson who had spent +the winter months there and Who accompanied .them ,upon %heir return home. Visitors on Thursday evening width Mr .and Mrs. Clayton Stag ner and bheir fami'ly a~ "Ch~mpai gn" were Pvt. and Mrs. Robert Deck, the ~ormer of whom ,has just completed =l~ls basic training ~t Fort Knox, Ky. and w~o is on leave at his home in Chgrles Town Mr. and Mrs. EIwood Cheshire and daughter Patricia and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Cheshire will spend Wednesday in Hampshire County, W. Va. going there to at- tend the ~uneral of their aunt Mrs. Flo Grapes of l~mney which will be held on Wednesday ~fternoon from Vhe Tearcote Brethern Chur eh near Augusta. !Mrs. Grapes who had been in i.ll health for some .time, suffered a fatal heart a~- tack on Sunday afternoon. Visitors on ~unday w~th Miss Sallie 'Poston and her brother 'Mr. Skinner Poston~ were Mr. and Mrs. Kei~h Monnington and dau- ghters T~tis and Patty of Frortt Royal, Vs., Mrs. Anna 'Boxweil of Windhester. Vs.. and Mrs. Martha Earey of Washlng+ton, D. C. Dinner guests on Sunday ut the home of Mr. and Mrs. Law~enee South Hagerstown High Principal to Speak at PTA Meeting Monday The. last regular meeting of the Chalfl~s Town-R4tnson Parent Tea + cher~+Ass~ci@tion '~vill. be nela a~ the Charles Tows Scalo Hig /~0hool Aprll 6, With ~r, Ca~'l Beer SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON 4---A THURSDAY, , surprise birthday party Monday DIilow, Harpers Ferr~ t evening at the home of Mrs. Ral= Henry Penwell Harps. Shenandoah Junction, Charles Town, W. Va. ph Oden in Bolivar in honor of 2; Mr. Robert L. Ed, March 25, 1959 April i, 1959 Mrs. William Trail. The party was pers Ferry l~t. 2; M/ Mr. Max Brown liver. Max Brown, Editor given by Mrs. Trail's Sunday Athey, Ranson; Mr. B~ Editor ]Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate School class, the I. A. H. Club. ton, Halltown; Mr. lE Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate [ Oharles Town, W. Va. Mrs. Martin Grimes of Charles iams Millviile" Mrs. L Charles Town, W. V~. I Dear Mr. Brown: Town and her mother 'Mrs. N~th-acre' Ci~y" Mrs. Jane Dear Sir: .... ] On Monday the Red Cross will an'el Grey visited Messrs. James Ci,ty: at. 1~ Baby l~l~ in recen~ weeks there nave oeen [.agaln be in Charles Town ,to ob- B. Grimes and Jess Lee, patien.tson, City; Mr. George several articles in your publication ]t~ln blood for our hospital's use in Baker VA hospital Tuesday af- concerning the rabies diseases in/Last year the hospital used 175 ternoon. animals in Jefferson County. I pin~s of