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OF JEFFERSON VARMSRS ADVOCATE APRIL 2, 1959 5--A GOING ON IN . . . Roy Breeden Telephone 256-JX Vtsl,tors of Mr. and Mrs. were Mr. and Mrs. and their son .and Mr. and Mrs. Cra and daughter of Roa- Frank Grove and Takoma Park, Md. wi:Vh Mr. and Mrs. Penwell and Mrs. An- Tuesday morning Hortense Breeden. Brai,thwaite and v~sited on Monday ~heir cousin Mrs and family of Hitt, daughter of s. Bill H iVt was ill the twenty-four Ralph McCauley company from for One Easter King of BMti.more with ,her mo- Bates of Ransom Clevenger of Boll- her sister ~VIrs. Wal Braithwaite :along Stanley Hostess Party Friday of Mrs. ,Marguer Lemon and Miss of Washington, Wl~h Mrs. William Easter Sunday. Mrs. Harold Webb Md. spent at the home of family. uest at the Webb and :and Mrs. Harold of Sou,thlawn, Md., Welsh of Bak erton and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Webb and sons of Charles Town. Mrs. Jack Boden of Brucetown is visiting wi,th her cousin Mrs. ,Susie Glaize of Ransom Mrs. Robert Lee Braithwaite sis ited with Mrs. Hortense Breeden on Monday. Mrs. Hortense Breeden and son along with Mrs. Richard Brai`th- waite and children were Wednes- day evening visi`tors with Mrs. Ed gar Smallwood. Mrs. Susie Glaize of Ranson along with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bo- den of Brucetown were visitors on Easter Sunday wit'h Mr. and Mrs. Edd4e Levi and family of Berry- ville. Sunday guests at the home of Mr. Arthur Webb and .family were Mr, and Mrs. Marvin Waters and son of Pleasant Valley, Md. and Mr .and Mrs. Dineen Welsh of Bakerton. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent McDowell and daughter of Washington, D. C. visited wi,~h Mrs. Willia~n Me- Dowell on Sunday. Airman Donald McKee who is stationed in California with ~the Navy spent a :few days with his mother Mrs. ElizwbeCdh McKee and family. B~inging ,home with him a friend who is a first class machin- ist. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hitt and dau g, hter Cathy who has been 'living in the Ranson Inn have moved in to a little home on Fifth Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Alger receiv ed word their grandson Nlcky N!eh ols, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Nichols of Lovettsville, Va. would 'be leaving on Monday 'for the Navy. Mrs. NiChols ,gave a big dinner on Sunday with Miss Cook ie Gram .and Mr. Francis Alger as their guest. Mary Bruce Furr )f 'the Farm Women's ,planters Tues of Mrs. F. P. B. H. Riddleber- Harris, Mrs. ,Charles Owens and Mrs. Da- Winters, Har- a visitor with the es Willis 'and Mrs. B. ~r called Thursday W. L. Barton quite sick but found They also called on Furr who list the .past week. Clark Purr enter- dinner Friday ev~eny in Charles Town Mr. N. C. Furr o,f r. ,and Mrs. Roy Purr Md., Mr. and Mrs. son, Kim, Mrs. Mrs. B. H. Rid- and Judy Furr. 'Methodist Church )f a very pretty wed ning when Miss daughter of C. Starliper and ,, son of Mrs. James late Mr. Locke by Rev. of Big Pool, ~the Shishers and Varm and Mrs. Jr. and daughter ~rnoon. accompan- led by Miss Lacey Houck of.Louis- burg, W. Va. spent the Easter hol idays with his ,parents Mr .and Mrs. Lester Henry. They leer Mon- day ,morning ~for Louisburg to vis- it with Miss Houck's parents be- :fore returning to ~he West Virgin ia University. Mrs. Ernest Slusher Jr. called upon Mrs. Phillip Perks ~aturday morning. Mr. and Mrs..Marshall Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Edwards and son Jimmy were supper guests Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Wilson Jr., Charles Town. Mr. Grady Owens visited Sun- day morning with Mr. Frankie Henry. Mr .,and Mrs. Roy Furr, Hagers- town :and .Mr. and :Mrs. Lyle Furr and son Kim visa'ted Sunday af- ternoon wi,th Mrs. Mary :Bruce Furr. Mrs .Lester Locke has returned to her home in Pitcairn, Pc. after visiting several days with Mrs. J. S. Locke. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Blue and daughter Kathy were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Phlllip Perks ,Charles Town. Mr. ,and Mrs. George HarCzell ,Mr. and Mrs. Paxton Marshall and family Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Link, Mrs. J. S. Locke and Mr. E. M. Coyle were supper guests Sun- day even4ng with Mr. and Mrs. Vic tor Blue and 'family. Visiting Sunday with the Slush ors and Wilsons, Rose Hill Farm were Mr. and Mrs. Howard As'h- wood, Mr .and Mrs. Donald Clem and f.amily of Winchester, ,Mr. and Mrs. Bill Swartz, Mr. and Mrs. Illm. O t 0.qlIBD O 4~" O 4Bill" O'~ O'mll~" O'alD' COMB NATION V 1t years and years Spreader Alone - - $16.95. '8% Ft. Turf Builder $ 8.95 $25.90 ['ION OFFER - - $18.90 SAVES - - - $ 7.00 is the time to see us and 'Your l'awn ready for summer. 73 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Grand Marshall Apple Blossom Parade May 1 BAT MASTERSON "Bat Masterson", in the person iversity. If you are interested in of Gone Barry, the actor, colorful the control of ants, carpet :beetles, hero of a current television series clothes moths, cockroaches, etc. based on the life of a gunslinger Why not secure a copy of this but and lawman of the old West, will letin. Steps for control ,and pro- come to Winchester at Apple Blos vention are ot~tlined in .this book. som .time to be Grand Marshall of Wheat Fields the Frand Feature parade on May Some wheat fields are looking 1. as brown and bare as ~hey did Complete wi$h derby hat, bro- last year when ,they were seeded. cade vest, striped suit and the It is very questionable if some of ever present cane with which .he is them will produce ~ crop this so adept, "Bat" will ride at ,the year. Some ~armers have already head of the Festival's peak par-:plowed these whea't ~ields.and seed ado. ed oats. It migl~t ,pay to check any sus- ter with the spray is ,the possibil- ity of needing the second spray and the necessity of running over your field after considerable grow th has been made. This has not ,too damaging in the past. The important ,thing is to decide vhat methqd you ,will use, get your material and equipment lined up and ready when the ti~me comes. It is almost a ,forgone conclus- ion the weevil will 'be with us a- gain. It is important if you spray and are going to use the one spray to wait un`tH you see noticeable damage on most of the plants. HYbrid Corn Varieties Varieties of ,Hybrid Corn recom mended 'by W. Va. Experiment Station for .this area are: Short Season W. Va. B-25, Iowa 4059, Iowa 4376, Ohio W-45 & Ohio W- 64; Medium Season Varieties are W. Va. B-17, Ohio C. 38 and Ohio C-54; Long Season Varieties are US 13, Ohio C-47, N. J. 8 ,and N. J. 9. These varieties 'have been tried in experi~nental field plots in this area and have yielded well and stood up well. We reap w%a~ we sow. Why not seed one of these recommended varieties this year ,and reap a good crop. Any farmer planting one of these varieties .would :be eligible ,to en,ter She W. Va. Corn Yield Con- test. Household Pests Household Pests, Their Control and Prevention is the ,title of a new bulletin issued by W. Va. Un- Ernest Slusher Jr. and daughter picious looking wheat fields you Gaff, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bohrer of ,mi~h~ have. Martinsburg were supper guests If you determine t:he field 'a fail with the Slushers and Wilsons. are you may want 'to grow corn Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Wilson ,and in this field again 'this year and daughter Karen were weekend not plow the land you had plan- :guests of Mr. and Mrs. I, E. More ned to plant to corn. In order to land .and daughters Mary. Visitors keep your rotaJtion ,goil:lg you may Sunday wt the Moreland home want to seed it 'to oats. In pro- were Mr. and Mrs. Rowlen More- paring ,this field for o~ts if you land, Ranson, Mr. and Mrs. James do so by discing, you may have a King and Mr. and Mrs. Austin Nic big problem with weeds. It might odemus of Middleway. ,be wise to not seed a legume with Mr. and Mrs..Marion Blue and ,the oats and be prepared to spray daughter Kathy were callers Sun the oats with chemical weed kill- day evening with Mr. and Mrs. or. On ,the other hand, i'f you have Charles Blue Martinsburg. tiptoe to plo~ ~he land you could Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Slusher Jr. go ahead and seed the legun~e be- daughter Gall and Miss Mary AI- cause weeds would most likely not bert ,were callers Sunday with Mr. ~be a problem and you would not and Mrs. J. W. Moreland Ransom 'have to spray with chemical weed Mr. and Mrs. Edward Spinks of killer. Charles Town visi,ted ,Sunday af-In the case where you disc and ternoon wi~h Mrs. Spinks mother spray, you could prepare the land Mrs. J. 'W. Chapman. 'and seed legume in August. Mr .and Mrs, Lawrence Grove .~..u.. ~--~e ~---~ S of Summit Point bad as their d'in ~At~gA, et ner guests ,Sunday Mr .and Mrs. Alton Grove and family. Supper guests Sunday evening ,For April lO; Other Mles wita~ .~he Charles Brewer 'family 'were Mrs. M~ie~',Maphis, Shenan- Feeder Cattle Sale April 10th at doak Junction, Mrs. Betty M~phis and daughter Susan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burke and famity of Mar- tinsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Alien Custer and daughter of Charles Town. Mary Albert, Diane Collis, Vicki Blue, Ned Marshall. Libby Cline- dinst, Trieia Collis, Lois Ann Brew or, ,Mary Stevens and Doll Up- ri{~ht enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt Sunday afternoon a,t the home of Mr. and Mrs. 'Dunaway Lickllder. - Mrs. J. S. Locke and Miss Ki,tty Blue were callers :Sunday evening with Mrs. Mary Bruce Furr who is still on ~the sick list. We wish her a speedy recovery and ~hope that she will be back with you next week. Charles Town. This should be a good opportunity for both buyers and selle(s in the area. Hereford Show and Sale Thurs- day, April 16th at State 4-H Camp Jackson's Mill. The show will start at 9:00 A. M. with Dr. E. A. Live- say of the State Department of Agriculture doing ,the judging. The sale will start at 1:00 P. M. wi'th Col. A. W. Hamilton, Lewis- burg as auctioneer. Thirty five bulls and 20 heif- ers will be offered for sale. Catalogs will be ready for distri- bution about April 1 and anyone desiring a copy should write dir- ect to W. Va. Hereford Breeders Association, Spencer, W. Va. AIIstadts Climbers 4-H i Club ,Held Meeting Allstadt's Climbers 4-H Club held :their regular monthly meet- By J. E. Saville ing at the home of ~their ,leader Idella Grim ,a't Bloomery on March ,, 12. Meeting was well attended. Called to order by our president Alfalfa Weevil Control Esther Grim. 4-H pledge, song, During the past few weeks soy- West Virginia boys and girls, scrip oral farmers have inquired about ture reading by Charlotte Pope. the use of heptachlor granules mix Mrs. Michael Rice leaders of the ed with fertilizer ~or control of al- Mountain Club, Jeny and Wayne fatfa weevil. This system of con- Dillow, :Woody and John Stagner ,trolling ,alfalfa weevil and top were present. After meeting ad- dressing alfalfa 'at the s~me time journed ~ey all enjoyed a social may sound desirable, however, it is :hour together. not recommended by West Virgin Refreshments served by Est~ner ia University at the present time Grim and Betsy Proctor. due to a lack of suffcient informat Next meeting will be held at the Richard E. Neal, ,president, mem-! bers discussed a Spring project which will ~be in accordance with the 11~h annual observance of Nat ional Mental Health Week-April 26 to May 2. Pamphlets on Mental and Emot ional Illness are being out in pub lic places throughout the commun ity. Rev.' Neal announced and that he hoped all citizens would pick up a copy and read it. Ne~t meeting will be held on Monday, April 27. Dolly Madison 4-H Club Given Pointers On Good Grooming The Dolly Madison 4-H club ,meeting was held at the Presby- terian Church 7:30 Tuesday night March 24. Bonnie Jackson and Mildred Dailey had the Worship Service and Mrs. Bush gave some good ,poin,ts on good grooming. The members brought posters !based on the health slogan, Teeth White, Smile Bright. Mrs. Meyers, county 4-H Agen`t judged them. Mildred Dailey was the winner. Those with honorable mention were Janet Payne, Ruby Whit- more, Nancy Miller and Margaret Saville. M~ldred Dailey and Donald Ott gave demonstrations. Delicious refres~hments were ser red .after ,the ,meeting. Middleway Climbers Meet At Kite Home The Middleway Climbers 4-H Club met at the home of Kitty Janet and John Kite for the Mar- ch meeting on Friday 20 at 7:30. The meeting was called to order ~by Vice President Larry Magaha. There was much discussion during the business meting concerning County Health Day which will be held at the Community Center at Bardane. The date is M~y 9. Pro- jects ,talks were given by Sally Quimby .and Richard Magana. John Kite gave a demonstration on his Handicraft Project and El- len Roper gave a demonstration on her Sewing Project. The meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served. Methodist Circles Set Meeting ,Dates Circles of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Char- les Town Methodist Church will meet Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 p. m. at `the ~homes designated with t'he exception of No. 1 which meets Tuesday, April 7 at 2:00 p. m. No. 1 Ellen Atkinson, Mrs. Gro- ver Ooode chairman, .with Mrs. Rena Melton, Sou t'h Samuel St. No. 2, Grace Router, Mrs. Rob- ert Buddenhagen, chairman, with Mrs. Singleton Luttrell, South Sem inary ,St. No. 3, Gladys (Yberlin, Mrs. J. W. Carroll, chairman, with Mrs. J. H. Morris, Berryville Pike. No. 4 Eva Logu, Mrs. Bedford Green, chairman, with Mrs. Don- ald Kable, R~D, Charles Town. No. 5, Elizabeth Overby, Mrs. Harry Barker, .chairman, .with Mrs. Melvin WH`t, Ransom No. 6, Katherine Eye, Mrs. Harry Brown, chairman with Mrs. Brqwn Rissler, 2nd Avenue. Neighborhood Meeting Of Girl Scout Leaders Held At Fire Hall The Neighborhood meeting of Girl'Scout Leaders and troop corn mittee members met at the Citi- zens Fire Hall March 19. Mrs. W. K. Roth, Neighborhood chairman presided. She announced the ap- poin`tment of Mrs. Shuman as Re- gistration chairman. The Eastern Panhandle Coun- cil Dinner will be March 31 at 6:30 at the E. U. B. Church on New York Ave., Mar,Uns~urg. Leaders .and troop committee mere hers desiring tickets call Mrs. W. K. Roth. Mrs. D. K. McIntyre, Camp Pro motion chairman announced Camp Promotion Day April 2. Six Troop ,leaders completed their tralning course March 19 with a cook-out at the Isaac Wal- ~on. home,of Mrs. MiChael Rice Moun ton Club. They were: Mrs. Robert It is understood that `the above tain ~lub leader. On April 9 2nd Comer, Mrs, Edward Lloyd, Mrs. is recommended in Virginia. ~Thursday. Regular meeting night Wi~lia.m Lloyd, Mrs. John Vickers, When the heptachlor granules near Mt. Mission MrS. ~Ioward C. Whitmore and are applied at the rate of one Betsy Proctor, Reporter Mrs. W. K. Roth, , pound of actual heptachlor per y et P n acre. This 40 to 50 'pounds of the Perr olice n, two and one half per cent granules per acre which mear}s a cost of -- ~ ,v four dollars to six dollars per acre Legislation To County "eckless Drt,ers While for material. This high cost Of ma , terial per acre ,plus the likelyhood Ment 'thG ~" I Speedlng ino Ranson the material may not be evenly spread on the ground would lndi- al Hea rou cate it might be ,best to try this o oper R method on a tri,ale basis only ,this Mr. W. P. C. Perry, Representat- R. Truex and Tommy Ward ap: year. ive to the West Virginia House of prenended one arunzen nrlver ann West Virginia recommends ,that Delegates spoke to members of the one reckless driver Sunday March .where heptachlor granules are to Jefferson County Association for 23 on Fairfax Blvd. in Ranson ,be used that the tnvo and one half Mental Heal`th on Monday, March percent material be applied at the 23 at the Hille~ry House on 'SouVh i rate of twenty pounds per acre: George Street. The granules to ,be a, pplied alone Introduced by Mrs. S. H. Stone, 20th of April. In using the granul Chairman of Social Action Com., es, one should make sure they are Mr. Perry e~plained certain laws eve~aly distributed and no skips are that were enacted by the Legislat allowed, ure in 1959. This material would cost about In reference to the enactment two dollars and ~ifty cents per of Senate Bill No. 165, he explain- - acre. ed .that it is in regard to P~mof The granules have ,these advan- ion of Mental Health and that it tages: they can be applied earlier one application will suffice for the season, 'and ,they apparently con- trol some insects other than the weevil, noteably the spittlebug. The earlier application means you are not running over your. alfalfa after considerable growth ~has been made. The spray material can be had for about twenty five cents 'per acre. i was passed in favor of better care, supervision and treatment of per- sons mental defects or af- flicted with men,tal disease. Mr. Perry summarized ,the act- ivities of the W. Va. State Mental Hospitals giving 4he patient load of each including: Lakin 502, Wes- ton 2300, Barboursville 397, Hun- t!ngton 1468 and Spencer 1025. He stated that fees :to be paid by counties for Indigent ~atients is This is a saving, especially if you to be raised .from $100 'to $150 per , can get by with one s*pray. In the year. The fee for voluntary pc- past, most fa~rmers have used the ,tients will be raised from $5 to $6 I I one spray and done so success- per day. ',i Iully. During the business session of -! - The problems you may cncoun- the mecting conducted by tim I~ev. dry enough in order to get equip- merit in ,them in order to mix the chemical and soil well. The supervisors of the Eastern Panhandle Soft Conservation Dis- trier stock the Sodium Polyphos- phate. The cost of the material ls $12.00 a hundred. Since the mat- erial is applied at ~he rate (yf 1 lb. per twenty square feet it makes the sealing cost relative cheap. Former Resident Enlists In Arm In Baltimore M/Sgt. George R. Schnurr of the Martinsburg Army Recruiting Station announced today that Por ter Reed Roper, formerly a resi- dent of Charles Town and now res iding in Orange, Va. enlisted in the U. S. Army, S,pecial Assogn- ment Airborne at Baltimore, Md. on March 25, 1959 for a period of three years. On the 7th of March fin, Guests included their son H. Cram Benner, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. VanHallen, IV~cLe~n, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Marshall and sons and Mr .and Mrs. Laird MarshaJl and sons of near Keaxneysville. Lawrence Grays Have Triple Celebration At Home In Ranson Sunday Mr .and Mrs. Lawrence Gray of Ra~nson celebrated a triple occas- ion Sunday by having a turkey and ham dinner for the family. Besides being Easter Sunday they celebrated .their 50th wed- ding anniversary and their son Robert's birthday. Many gifts were received among which was a four tier wedding cake many household articles, per sonal gif~ and money. Among their sons home for the occasion were .Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gray and family, Mr. Clarence Gray and Mr. Charles Gray all of Martinsburg, Mr. Shirley Gray home from Potomac State College and Henry Gray of Charles .Town. Daughters home were Mr. and Mrs. Abner Hoff and daughter, Mrs. Charles Pearl, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mason and family all of Charles Town, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Woodward and sons of Orange, Va. Also visiting was Miss Carol Harper of Moorefield, W, Va. Other {riends dropped in and a good time was had by all, RUBBER STAmPS:---Made any Size you desire. Quick and Effi. clent Service. Telephone 222, SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - AD- VOCATE OFFICE, North Georg~ Street. 1957 he was inducted in'to the U. S. Army and served a .tour with ,the Artillery in Personnel at Fort, Sill, Oklahoma. After taking his thirty day en- ~stment leave he will report to Fort Dix, New Jersey for further training, schooling and assign- ment o one cf the U. S. Army Air: borne Divisions. BENNERS HOLD SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. H. oH. Benner of the Kearneysville vicinity, obser- ved ~heir 25th wedding anniver- sary at home on Saturday night, They were united in marriage March 28, 1934 at the Presbyter- ian Manse in Shepherdstown '.by `the late Rev. Dr. Charles Ghise- FROM THE 1 PHONE 664 WE DELIVER MAXWELL HOUSE 6-oz. jar ,New Large Size Jar $ .89 Lb. BAG e ! Lbs. No. 2 CANS 303 CANS large CANS Boxes :CENTER CUT lb. lb. FRESH PORK lb. as .they were speeding down the boulevard. Trooper Truex said Bennett Lee Williams, 42. of ,Charles Town. am AMB was the driver of one of the cars and 'he was fined $100 and costs, given 24 hours in the Jefferson R O A S T I N G County jail and had ~his driver's license revoked for six mon`ths by CKENS 6LtO 8 lb. Justice Of the Peace Eugene Clipp following a hearing before him on a drunken driving charge. Willard M. Allen, Charles Town was also fined by Justice Cli, pp on a reckless driving charge. BUTLER McDONALD TREATS POND IN ORDER TO SEAL IT Mr. Butler McDonald ,of near Shepherdstown, treated a farm pond with sodium "polyphosphate in order to seal it and to help it to hold water. 'Mr. Henry M. Sny- der Jr. expects ,to ~rea't his pond ,this week ff the weather stays fay orable. This is an excellent time !to treat ponds because the mois- ture conditions of the soil are a- bout right. Tim pond~ have %0 be LAND-O.LAKES Sweet lb. CREAM Fresh Daily Fresh Buns, Short- cake Shells, Etc. BLUE RIBBON Brown and Serve l)oz. MORTON'S Cloverleaf or Parkerhouse LL (Frozen) For SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON -- MARTINSBURG MAGAZINES JOURNAL