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FORECAST. .--__.___. warm, humid, with POssible thundershowers high around 80. much cooler to- 45. Friday cloudy 55. Clearing and Out look for Sat- eool. "Serving The Charles Town-Ranson and Jefferson County Community Since 1844" TWO SECTIONS Read By More Than 20,000 People Every Week *~ ~**~%~_%** .****%.?**?~%,?~%** %.? * * % * ?~* %**, ~; o o o o, , , , o , *% ,'%'%% %' ~% ***4 NO. 15 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1.(}59 COMPLETE I, OCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 (EN].t Burning Permits dry weather ,is a rather and grass fire sit- County and lty Fire Protec- said no more wii be issued for until the rain. and Cit- been busY the ~ering alarms been for rugged blaze in South- ~W of firefighters, ng Winds, 'battled fire in the for seven and ev- it under con in the Christ east of Charles Scene of a 600- ago. 'as on patrol in the fire about unteer firemen [arpers Ferry esville were ~. A ~umper was also "carried on to the fire winds whip and 40-fo0t 50 acres of over before appeared the ,rted around a was ~perating is continuing and Virginia from :the" site .fire along was chacked Cause of the dl~= assumed to~ have an- seven calls to the Henesy mOther In her she had been small son. Free fire, Chop- Liberty St. Knight suffoc on fire while and grass fire Lyett property that after- Church sec- Tor the :30 that same to Middleway the Jesse Frye ~ire Company to five seven days. inchidmg at the moun Church and dwell or transfer, made during Named President Of Charles Town-Ranson Parent-Teacher Group FRANCIS PRINTZ Election of officers for next year featured a business session of t,he Charles Town-Ranson Parent-Tea ichers Association held Monday night at ,the Charles Town senior High 'School; and an interesting talk by ,Carl iBeer, princi,pal of South Hagerstown (Md.) High School, featured the program which followed. Charles F. Printz, city recorded, member of-the faculty of Shop- herd College, a past~com,mander of Jackson-Perks American Leg- ion Post and active civic leader, w~.~r~med l~esi~ent ~o succeed 'the ~ev. Statliey~~. H~uger, rec- tor of Zion Episcopal Church. AI- so elected were: A1 Nerhood, man ager of the J. C. Penney Company store in Charles Town .as vice pros ident; Mrs. Leo Kisner as secre- tary and Mrs. William Perks, treas urer. Named as"new members of the executive committee were: Mrs. Earl Allara, Leo Widmyer, Fred- erick O. Byrer and Joseph Staley. For Lthe program Mr. Beer dis- cussed "Solutions to Behavior Problems." Review Art, Music Programs For Year at Ranson School There wil be a brief review of this years art and music program :at Ranson School on Thursday, April 16. The music program will i start at 7:30 p. m. Rooms will be open for viewing art work after 'music program. Past Masters' Night At Local Lodge April 10 Charles Town Lodge, A. F. & A. 'M. will observe a Past Masters' night at the lodge room here on Friday night, April 10th at 7:30 p. m. promptly. All members are asked to attend. to the pur- Town and the Peoples Y and .the rnits of Char of the at of Council session the a proper o:f Ranson purchase holdings. night with meeting at Some consid tO approve a Engineering and Staub, it of the is for firm 'to ren the pur- serving ~per- garbage col to those ons. The or- rsbns plac ;ion must 'metal con- Werings. In go is being ,t about any %qthou:t any Council- ,lso gave Town i/ Moose Club to repair the present set of concrete steps leading into the club home and also to erect another set of the same type on the West side of 'the building ~or I later use. / Council also asked that it be em phasized that all properties brou- cht into the corporation under the proposed boundary extension plan to be voted on April 21, will main tain the same status with respect to changes within the ~orporation as they now have outside the town. Council also approved the in- stallation of a street light in ,front of the Citizen's ~ire Hall a~ the in,terse~tion-of Washington and West streets and gave authoriza~- ion for :the purchase of two rain- coats and helmets for two mem- bers of the city's garl~age depart- ment. Ca:loin Fleming was also authorized to make weekly inspec tions of the furnace in the city building during bhe heating sea- son. Demos Will Have Guest Speaker Tonight, 8:00 P. M. Martin V. Bos*tetter prominent Hagerstown attorney, will be the guest speaker at the regular meet ing of the Jefferson County Demo- cratic Association ut the court house in Charles Town at 8:00 p. m. (tonight) Thursday, April 9. Boste~cter's topic will be ".Why Should The Democratic Party Be Preserved." Drive CAREFULLY, The LIFF YOU Save 12[a~ ]Be YOUR OWN Little Karen Sue Welsh Runs Into Side Of Car, Is Not Seriously Hurt Little 6 -year-old Koran Sue Welsh, daughter of Mrs. Louise Welsh, Ranson, received a bump on the head and a bruised knee about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon when she ran into the back part of a 1950 Plymouth being driven East on West Washington street in Charles Town by John Paul Sennet, Star Route, Hinton, Va. Charles Town Police Chief Eph- raim Day said the child, who was ~taying with her grandmother Mrs. Goldie Brown, ran into the back fender and bumper of the car at the intersection of Washington and Lawrence streets. Chief Day said the driver of the car stopped immediately and had the Charles Town Independent Fire Com- pany's ambulance summoned. At Charles Town General Hospital ex ~mination and X-Rays showed no serious injuries and the child was released from the hospital several hours after the accident. Chief Day said Sennett stopped his car so suddenly he threw his wife against the car windshield and she injured her arm. No char ges were preferred in the accident Better Check Your Car Inspection Sticker Motor vehicle owners and opera tors had better take time to check their West Virginia car and truck inspection stickers and raake sure they have not expired. Because if you don't the Charles Town State ~otice are going to and when they do, arrests will be made for violat ions it was announced this week by Corporal I. P. Richardson in charge of the Charles Town de- tachment. , Corporal Richardson said the reason for the crackdown on in- spection stickers is that in recent weeks it has been found that many car drivers have left the stickers expire and are continuing to drive on them. Apprehension for an expired inspection sticker wlll mean a fine and costs, Corpor al" Richardson said I Wagner. Merchant, Floland Become New Owners, Operators Of Wagner Chevrolet Agency In Charles Town Announcement was made Wed- nesday by Junior Wagner, of the purchase of the Charles Town gar age holdings, excluding the build-. ing, from Mrs. Mary V. Mays by a newly formed corporation known as the Wagner Chevrolet Corpor- ation. Incorporators for the new business enterprise in .addition to Wagner are Donald Noland and ;Preston Merchant. And in the a- bove picture Merchant, Noland and Wagner, in that order, are shown in front of a new Chevro- let at the garage just after the real estate transaction had been completed this week. Wagner said plans are to move the business from the preesnt lo- cation where it has been operat- ing fo*: many years, to the first floor of the Henesy Building, lo- cated on West Washington street and w,hich only recently was pur- chased by J. Russell Fritts, Char- los Town electrical appliance deal er and home builder. Although the new business ~i]l be known as the :Wagner Chevrolet Agency, the I Oldsmobile lines will also be feat- ured along with the Chevrolet lines, Wagner said. There will be no immediate change of the ,pres- ent staff of the agency except that several additions will be made to l't Wagner said. Charles "Chuck" Menefee, now employed at the huge Kenayon-Peck garage in Arlington, Va. will join the gar- age staff here shortly as chief mechanic. Other members' of the staff will be Robert James, Rob- ert Kircher and Calvin Alder. the later being a car body man. Wagner said the entire first floor of the Henesy building will be utilized as an office and show and salesroom for cars, with a shop in the rear of the building to house the repair work, car washing, greasing and body work. Merchan~ will have charge of the parts and service department, while Noland ,and Wagner will handle the sales and administra- ive work. Wagner has been in the automobile business for the past 14 years and on several occasions has won many valuable awards for his outstanding sales efforts. Noland and Merchant both were formerly with the staff of the Charles Town garage for some six or seven years prior to taking over the West End Gulf Service station in a partners,hip basis in 1952. Noland was an accountant and Merchant served as parts and service man. Wagner said it will be a't least several weeks before the business is moved to the new location. State Police To Make Arrests For Faulty Two 13-year-old Runaway Brunswick :Boys Found At Tax On Race Tracks Real Plum As Less than two weeks remain before comes the final show- down on whether the corporate limits of Charles l'own proper shall be pushed out further in three directions. And this week the already over-worked Charles Town Coun- cil began bearing down harder-than ever with all the de- termination at their command ta give this boundary ex- tension movement which they have been working hard on for nearly a year, all the impetus possible right up to ned through election day on Tuesday, April 21. Both proponents of the move to bring another 817.5 acres of outly- ing neighborhoods into Charles Town and opponents, have in re- cent days been discussing the is- sue more frequently and more at length. And it's a certainty the tempo of discussions will increase even more as voting day approach esr Those Voting Up for voting on by a qualified voter within the town's corporate limits and all qualified voters, plus 'property owners in the areas out- side the town's limits include in the proposed area for annexation, some 150 to 200 additional homes, some commercial and industrial properties and acres of rich farm- land. The nt~mber of persons re- siding in the area has been esti- mated at about 500 to 600. Char- les Town now has a population of some 3,000 people and some 1,000 homes. Acre-wise the additional areas included in the proposed boundary extensions is nearly as large as the entire area already lying with in the town's limits. The propos- al is for extending of the present city limits in a northeasterly dir- ection for enough to take in all of the new Shenandoah Downs race track proverty, thence East- wardly to the Flowing, Springs run at the bridge located southeast of the railroad trmcks. The line will then run ,along the northern stde of the Flowing Springs Road until it reaches the Boyle farm. There both located on the very edge of the town's present boundaries would become a part of the town with passage of the boundary ex- tensions referendum on April 21. Additional Taxes Under West Virginia law any town which has a race track 1oca~ ted within it's boundaries derives a sum of $250 per day in tax mon- ies for each day the race track op erates during the year. This year the two Charles Town tracks have ,been alloted a total of 200 racing days, thus giving t,he town an ad- ditional $50,000 in tax revenue this ,ear. And at the recent session of the West Virginia Legislature a bill was introduced by Senator Ralph Bean to double this tax on race tracks, making the daily tax fee $500. Although this bill did not get legislative approval at this ses sion, it will undoubtedly be brou- ght up again when the legislature meets, and. should it be passed the town's tax revenue from the two race tracks could by next year be near $100,000. With this additional huge sum coming to the city's treasurer ~;he City-Fathers point out there will be considerable additional monies available for use in providing some of the added services to ,peoples of thes~ outlying a~as w'hich they do not have. Such added services the City Fathers say would be in the form of better, more complete and less expensive garbage collection; street lights, better water facilities more pe4tce and fire protection Demory " Yot HOWARD DEMORY Howard Griffith PompEy. who won the honor of Jefferson Coun- ty's most outstanding young farm er in January and then went on to win the state-wide young farmer title in February, left Charles Town with his family Thursday. April 2 for Cedar Rapids, Iowa where this week he is competiting for the title of America's Four Most Outstanding Young Farmers. Demory is one of 49 top young farmers throughout the nation competiting for the four coveted ,honors. His entry was sponsored first in a Jefferson County con- City Not Paying For work o. Front Of City Building Although ,!,t has been stated in previous stories that the extensive remodeling program now under- way on the front section of ,the first floor of the municipality owned building on the corner of George and W. Washington street is not being paid for from city funds, there still appears to be some laboring on .the apprehension that this work is costing the city, it was reported ~his week by sev- eral members of the City Coun- CiTheL remodeling ,and renovating work which is expected to cost a- bout $30,000 is being done by Charles Town's Mayor Nicholas Carson, who leases a section of the first floor of the City building in which the New Central restaurant is located. The entire cost of the Work is being pa,id by Carson and he will continue to pay ,the same monthly rental fee of $178 until 1970; then take another lease for another five years a,t a fee of $200 per month. About $12,000 of the estimated $30.000 wil lbe spent on ,putting a Williamsburg type front on the building with 'the remaining a- mount to be used to renovate Vhe interior of the restaurant area. Car, Truck Mufflers A warning was issued this week by Corporal I. P. Richardson of the Charles Town State Police to all motor vehicle operators ~hat a drive is to be made on illegal and faulty mufflers being used on cars and pick-up trucks. Corporal Richardson said that only stock mufflers or factory re- )lacements, are regarded as the proper type of mufflers for cars. The mere fact that mufflers on cars have been passed at qualified inspcetion stations does not ne- cessarily make them legal for use since these inspections are onl~ for excessive smoke and are not made or noise and other defects. Under the West Virginia law Corporal Richardson said, mufflers are for the prevention of noise and the law requires that a motor vehicle be equipped at all times with a muffler in good working condition and in constant operat- ion to prevent excessive or unus- ual noise, and possibly annoying smoke. And no person shall use a muffler cut-out or by-pass a sound er device on a motor vehicle on a highway. Corporal Richardson said such types of mufflers as "Hollywood, Dynatone, Smitty and Glass-Pac are not legal for use on automo- biles even though they are being marketed through some stores be- cause they do not contain baff- lers in them. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS [Miss Will Be Friday night, April 17 will be ~wn~W.LL HILL CHURCH TO the ~big night for some 40 lovely ......... ~oung girls of Charles Town and HAVE REVIVAL MEETINGS Ranson as that will be the occas- ,ion for' the selection of one of .them to reign as Miss Charles Town-Ranson and represent ,Vhe two communities in the Winches- ter Apple Blossom Festival on May 1. The winner will be picked in conneotion with ,the annual A revival meeting will begin Sunday night, April 12 at 7:00 p. ,m. by the Rev. C. W. Lloyd pastor at Murrell Hill Methodist Church week nights 7:30 p. m. and Sun- day night at 7:00 ]l m, Everyone is welcome .to attend. Jeffe Ceunty Park Two i3-Year old:Brunswick, Md. boys who had skipped school for the dry and who had managed to get a ride into Charles Town were located about mid-afternoon Tues :day at Jefferson County Memorial Park, it was reported today 'by Charles Town Police Chief Eph- raim Day. Chief Day said he and Corporal I. P. Richardson o.f the Charles ~Town State Police had received a : call from a resident of the park area that two young boys were in the park with their shirts off and were playing cards. The caller thought possibly they might be two of the four inmates of the l~tuxent Institution for Defect- ive Delinquents still at large. Investigation by Chief Day and Corporal Richardson revealed, how it will swing south a~ross a part .of the Boyle farm thus taking in the Charles Town race track prop erty. After crossing U. S. Route 340 East of Cl~rl~ Town thb line continues a~ross the Dutrow, Wil- lis add Jmaes farms, coming out on State Route 9 near the top of the hill just South of the Charles Town Legion baseball field..The line then veers in a NorthweSt dir ection across the McCabe proper- ty, running directly in back of Page Jackson High School to Wel- ler's garage on the Berryville Pike From there it runs across the W. P. C. Perrv property taking in a narty of this property and a~ross the Summit Point road to the Nor folk & Western Railroad station. The line will then run along the railroad to joln with the city lim- its in back of the Mt. Pare sec- tion. 'alAlthugh .the potential addition live Charm Revue to be staged in the Charles Town Junior High School auditorium at 8 p. m. U. S. Senator Jennings Pmndol- ph af West .Virgirtia, wi:U be on hand to ,place the crown on ,the winner's head and bestow upon her the title. Roger Perry, Charles Town at- torney and a member of ,the Jeff- erson County Juror Ghamber of Commerce will serve as master o4 ceremonies for the Charm Revue and the progra, m of enterbaimnent which will be presented in con- Junction wi,th '.the Revue. The entertainment program will include musical selections by Mrs. William Snyder of Shepherdstown, a loca,l quartet oI the "Key Rings" l which incl,udes Donald Fly, Bob Wi:ils, Francis Fry and David Webb. The Kratz , children of Charles Town, will al~o presen,t ~everal numbers and there will be some ~musing pantomine skits by members of r~he Jaycees and Jay- cee-ettes. Mrs. Alonzo D. Peters will ,be pianist for the ,program and t,he Revue. The Shepherds town HLgh School Band, under t:he d~reotion o$ Her- bert Young, will present its annual spying concert Saturday night, .~pril 11, beginning at 8:00 p. m. The program will be presented at the high school auditorium. Sharing ,the podium with Mr. Young will be Mr. William Patter son, student teacher from ,~hep- herd College. Also appearing on t~e 'podium will be Miss Deloris Day, senior student conductor. Featured in ,t~his year's concert will be a piano concerto accom- panied ,by the band with :Miss Ida Hedges ,as piano solois't. Included in the program will ,be 'two drum solos by Kenneth Waldeek, Jr.; a clarinet duet by Deloris Day and Pa'trlcla Parsons; and a flute ,trio by Martha Knott, Carol Thacher, and Jane Ikenberry. Compositions performed by ,the ,band ,are being drawn from the works of 'the 18th, l~th and 20th cen,tury composers, which include Ferde Gr~fe's On 2T, e Trail from the Grand Canyon Suite, Robe,~t Schumann's Adagio Movemen~ ~rom Sym~phony No. 2 ,and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, which has ,been transcribed for band. Also included ~q~l be works of a llgh~ter and humorous nature. Tickets are being sold by the band members and will ,be sold at .the door prior to concert time.. STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS AT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and with all of these substantial reductions in insurance:.r~tes pro- vidlng the properties are IOC~ within 1,000 feet of a fire hY- drant. While Council sees all these add ed services for the future, resi- dents in the areas proposed for an nexing will find they will not be forthcoming immediately upon pas sagb of the boundary extension re- ferendum. It will be some tivne be fore any, or all, of these city ser- vices will, and can, be made avail- fable to the new areas because i soma of the present city residents are still waiting their turn for t'hese services. Even with the added tax reven- ue the city's funds will still be lira ited when it comes to costly expan sion and inovations. So even thou- gh it may be natural to hope for and demsnd, every city service as quickly as possible, patience and tolerance are going to have to be shown by all for many mon- ths to come. As a matter of fact only this week Council at a meeting stressed the fact that there would be no Continued On Page 8-A test by the Jefferson County Jun. iqr Oha~nber of Commerce and he r~presents the West Virginia Jun ior Chamber of Commerce in the national contest. A native of S~epherdstown who grew up in farming the young Jefferson eountian runs the old Cammack farm on the Keyes Fer- ry Road with the approximately 400 acres which he operates being devoted mainly to dairy fanning. He is married and the family in- cludes three little girls. Tours and forums were included in the Cedar Rapids program lead ing up to announcement of the national winners at a banquet Wednesday night. The program sponsored jointly by the U. S. Junior Chamber of i Comme,~e and American Petrol- l eum Institute committee on agri- culture is designed to emphasize agriculture as a career and dra- matize the achievement of lead- ing young farmers. Demory. his wife and three child ren motored to Cedar Rapids, stop ping off enroute to visit friends in Columbus, Ohio. They are ex- pected to return to Jefferson Court ty some time next week. Jefferson Coun, ty's Cancer Drive will officially get underway Wed- nesday, April 15 and Mrs. O. S. Bloom, general chaim~nan of ~he drive again this year has been busy for weeks lining up workers and getting plans completed for staging 'the best Cancer drive the county has ever had. Mrs. Bloom said larlday, April 17 has been designated as "C" Day in the coun, ty and ,this will be ,the one special day when an all- out effort will be made ~to can- vass the .county extensively. This will also be the day when more ,t~han a half ~hund,red drive workers will join with Mrs. Bloom for a "Pot-Luck" supper at her home "Highv~ew" in Ranson. At this supper the workers will during the hours of 5 and 7 give repor,ts on progress made to date. The list of workers announced this Week by Mrs. Bloom will be as follo.~vs: Mrs. Chester Walters, Mrs. Donald B~.umgardner, Mrs. Edwin l~Itzpa~tl.lck, Miss Oail Fitz- patrick, Mrs. P, D. Fearnow, Mrs, ,Edgar Griffith, Mrs. James Mori- son, Mrs. Pershin,g Roper, Mrs. Ral eigh Shifter, Mrs. Sterling Ten- ney, Mrs. Lacey Bailey, Mrs. Don- ald Noland, Mrs~ Preston Mer- chant Mrs, Charles Fnnk, Mrs. Vernon Art,hut, Mrs. Guy li)bersole 'Mrs. Charles Smi,th, Mrs. Wesley May, Mrs, Paul Propps, Mrs. Wil lium C, Perry Jr., Mrs. J. Strider Moler, Mrs. Gordon Wet~ster, Mrs. Gas Rodeffer. _~drs. Fred By rer, Mrs. Willlard Martin, Mrs. Alvey Ebersole, Mm. George Dun- away Jr., Mrs. Devona Simons, Mrs. Rita Man,rum, Mrs. Catlt- erine Beahm, Mrs. Colleen Stokes, Mrs. Margaret Whitmore. Mrs. Herbert Olsen, Mm. Alan Robin- son, Mrs. Harry Evans and M~. Norman Corbin. The Summit Point Farm Women will sponsor a card party on April lgth. For details see Summit Point News. April 9-1L.--FP BAKE SALE Saturday April l& qt 10:00 A. M. at the Chevrolet C,a~age, Sponsored by Cardette Club. ADril 9-2t,--F~ CORRECTION ON PENNEY'S ADV. Rod S.--ads Should Re 2 Fol' $5 n0--Nov 2 Vor $1,00. April 9-1t.--FP l~w~w,~:~'E AND HEATRO! ,% CLW, A'~'VX~G---C, all 545-R, BUDDY :Mrs. Owen Stumbauffh, Mrs. Guy F~ &ZTt:R. Tucker, Mrs. Paul Reid, Mrs. Gor March 5-tf.--Y~P don Eis.mon, Mrs. John McCord ..... Mrs. D. M. Henesy, Mrs. John Mar ATTENTION---FREE GAS' tin, Mrs. Raymond Riddleberger. Mrs. Llnden Bush, Mrs. Harry ~'WE ~4'~'~ON a,~r a~,~ a~. L~ngdon, Mr . Rodger. Perry, Mrs. VT~ ST~VON ~.. th." Ranso, Jules tangler, Mrs. Virginia Dor- Ct,.~,,.~ W'Y! ~,'*'~ auraw ,a say Ivlrs. ,a n ~:a aras. Mrs. ! ...' ............. ]~,~,lo-s of Gasoline to the lucky r.o~er,~ lJoyle, Mrs. ~uar~ M,tller. | ,.i...~.,. ,~h ~,~.b lrt.~.~4.... .I ' ~Mrs. Sam Pailumbo, Mrs. Edgar I Sate- -s' t"21~0' _'-'."i'"'~" "- uraaY a ~ ur Shown above are the newly elected Student Council Officers of Charles Town Senior 11igh School Poole, Mrs. William Rot~, Mrs. |" W~ " " for 1959.60. They are, front row. left to right: Carolyn Lehman~ secretary; Mary Cheshire, vice- [ Pr~nk Humston, Miss Katherine | ADE BE.N~ETT president, and Elizabeth Savllle, treasurer. Back row is Larry Burns who was named president of]T~t~ell, Mrs. Guy Miller. Miss J R. M. SMITH, Distributor. the council (Photo By Tim SInn Studios) | Evelyn Ennis, Mrs. John Skinner, May 22-tf.--F'P )