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* *** ***** REPORT! and cool, some rain morning, high~s't 50 to Clearing and cool tonight. to 38. Friday fair and outlook, cloudy , SOme rain likely. # I o * , * , * * * * "-Best For News and Advertising In Charles Town--Ranson and Jefferson County Since 1844" TWO SECTIONS Read By More Than 20,000 People Every Week i WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY, APRIL 13. 1961 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENTS NO. 16 lat residents o{ currently in the mid program for com- the burning of the arsenal by Union the invading Con- ~s Saturday, April 22. ling took place on is being promoted County Civil Committee, with Riely as chairman of the day's act Hunt. burning, expected to will be on Street in the.Ferry the old arsenal locat- take place about dusk. and march by War units from and Sharps- Front Royal, Win- Warrenton, Va. will burning _, number of reserveu available for $1 Ad- is will be raised of souvenir booklets. and workers in- ;, Mrs. Riely, Jos- firley Hunt, Roger Perry, Mrs. John Thornton Wilt; staging" and narra- tissling of the Nat- ice; sound system, 'ch, Wilt; hospital- lliam F. Ramey Jr. erry, and Robert livar; finance, Sta- ~ke Blackford in klet sales; Ocket )ert Leonard; ~eat- msburg; ushering, ~tumes, Mrs.' ~ean Leonard; traffic, and Lee Morgan; Kenneth Will- aid, Clark Furr. Staggers Winner Charm Friday STAGGERS will be crown the win Review Contest, The event will Town Jun Auditorium begin for the evening r~usical numbers, and skits by local Kisner will ,of ceremonies. of the Charm Re- by competent town. be held in the immediately coates{ and ,pro. parents, senior and other invited Charm Review and Stuck Telephone also be sold night. Tickets and $.50 for loving cup that winner are Cs Jewelry WANTED: ---To County Credl,t be ~ble to CH,AMBElct OI~F~CE in the ~Iotel. SUNDAY P. Paxton Marshall Named As New Road Supervisor In County P. PAXTON MARSHALL P. Paxton Marshall, prominent Jefferson County farmer and or- chardists, who resides on the Kearneysville - Shepherdstown road, has taken over as the new road supervisor in Jefferson County, replacing Robert (Bob- by) Cain, who has been filling the post for the past four years. Mar- shall officially took over the road supervisory duties April 6. A native of Jefferson county ~ind a life long Democrat Marshall served as a member of the Coun- ty Democratic Executiv~ Commit- tee for 16 years and in 1952 was a candidate for the office of Sher- ~ff on the Democratic ticket Mr. Marshall is also an active member of the Kearneysville Presbyterian Church, Elk Branch Lodge No. 92 A. F. and A. M. and of the Henry Kyd Douglas Sons of Confederate Veterans.\ He is married to the former Miss Margaret Coyle of Leetown and they have three sons, who at tend school in Shepherdstown. He has ben associated for some time with the Miller (~hemica] Company in Ranson. Chamber Of Commerce To Meet At Shannondale; To Elect Four Directors The April meeting of the Jef- ferson County Chamber of Com- merce will be held at 12:15 p. m. Wednesday, April 19 at the Shah nondale Club House. A bus will leave the Thomas Jefferson Ho- tel at noon for the convenience of members not wanting to take their cars. The annual election will be held this time to fill four vacan- cies on the Board of Directors. The nominees are Paul Cain, H. S. Clopper. Jr., P. L. Hockman, Shirley Hunt, J. Emery Kable, Harold (Chuck) Kisner, William Pringle and J. Edward Saville. The four receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to the Board. Leaving the board this year are John S. Alfriend, Linden Bush, Thomas W. Steptoe and Thurman Whitacre. Hurt Three Jefferson County people suffered minor injuries in two highway accidents which occurr- ed in the county Friday and Sun day, Charles Town State Police reported. Corporal G. G. Holman of the Charles Town State Police report- ed Terry Dwight IApham, 16, of Ranson, suffered a badly lacerat- ed chin and leg abrasions, and Betty Mills, 17 of Ranson, suffer- ed lacerations about the mouth and face and had several front teeth knocked out in a one-car ac cident about 8:15 Friday evening on the Bloomery Road. Both were treated at the Charles Town Gen eral Hospital and released. Corporal Holman said Lipham was driving a 1961 Ford East on Secondary Route 27, lost control of the car and it crashed into a large tree along the bank of the Shenandoah River. The accident happened about two-tenths of a mile East of State Rotrte 9. Corporal Holman said the Mills girl allegedly grabbed the steer. ing wheel of the Lipham car when she said she saw a cat run across the highway in front of it. And before Lipham could re- gain confrol of the wheel the car hit the tree. Damage to the car amounted to $2,500. Sunday afternoon Jane E. Clark of Charles Town, suffered minor neck injuries when a car she was driving south on State Route 9, collided with a north- bound car being driven by Milton Albert Bailey, 63 0f Charles Town Charles Town State Police char ged Bailey with failure to yield the right of way with driving on an expired operator's license. Trooper Tommy Ward also re ported the arrest of Samuel eden Route 2, Harpers Ferry irr-a hit and run charge after the 1954 Chevrolet he was driving ran in- to a fence. He was fined $25 and costs following a hearing before Justice of the Peace Merle Alger. Trooper Ward also reported the arrest of Charles Richard Thomp son, l~oute 1, Harpers Ferry on a drunken driving charge. Thompson was apprehended by Troper Ward on State Rt. 9 as he was driving a 1953 Ford belon ging to the Ridgeway Used Car Sales of Route 2, Lovettsville, Va. He was fined $50 and costs at a hearing before Justice of the Peace Merle Alger. He forfeited the fine and costs. Has Fine Response To Opening Of New Store The formal opening of the new and spacious headquarters Of Old Dominion Appliance Company on the corner of West VCashington and South Charles Streets in Char les Town Saturday, was well atten ded according to Paul and Dick Reiter, owners and operators. The Rviters said that several hundred persons visited the store and after looking it over express ed compliments,to them on their new store and the manner in which the merchandise is now being displayed. One of the highlights of the grand opening was the awarding of a number of prizes, with the top prize, a General Electric wall clock to Mrs. Roy Kisner of Char les Town. A General Electric grill was awarded to Shirley Carson of Ranson; and large stuffed dogs, known as "Nipper" dogs were a- warded to Lester Henry of Kear- neysville; and Frances Renner of Rippon. Plans have been completed and all captains named for the Cancer Crusade said Mrs. O. S. Bloom, Campaign Chairman for the Cru- sade who today expressed apprec iation for the wonderful support the citizens of Jefferson County are givin gthis great Crusade. The Cancer Crusade opens Sat urday, April 15. The Ministerial Society of Jefferson County will offer prayers for the success and progress.of the Nations Crusade against Cancer on Sunday, April 16. Monday, April 17 will be "C" Day at which time Mrs. Bloom is inviting" all workers to her home in Ranson for a reception at which time it is hoped that a re- port will be made to verify the success of the Crusade. The Rain bow Girls of Charles Town will canvass on the streets of Charles Town Saturday, April 22, known as "Tag Day". , Mrs. Pershing Roper will serve as corresponding secretary and Miss Catherine Childs assisted by Mrs. F. L. Bushong will serve as treasurer for the Campaign. If you wish to mail your contribut- ion please send to Miss Catherine Childs, South Mildred Street or to Mrs. O. S. Bloom, B~x 124, Ran son. The following Captains have been namd: Mrs. Gordon Eismon, Mildred Street; Mrs. Guy Eber- sole, Church Street; Mrs. Ray. TURN TO PAGE 6~-A Newly Elected Officers For Student Council Charles Town Junior High School On April 3 the Student Council at Charles Town Junior High School named the following students to serve as their new officers for the school term of 1961 o 62. They are. left to right:--Dick Childs, treasurer; Marcy Reid. secretary: Doug Perks. vice-president; and Diane C01Hs. president. (Photo By Tim Sinn Only eight of the 13 special wel fare clients certified for working with the Jefferson County Roads department under the Emergency Employment program are on the job these days, according to Rob- ert Bobby Cain, county roads sup ervisor. Cain said of the 13 names sub- mitted to him from Charles Town three didn't even bother to reply when they were sent notification they would be put 'to work on the state road. clean-up program; two others made inquiry about the x~oi:k, "bdt then eancelted for some reason or other. .: The eight who did accept the work are, however, doing a fine iob Cain said. They are working 40 hours per wek at $1 per hour help state road crews to clean up brush, trash and bottles along the county's highways. To date a total oT eight huge truck loads of empty beer and .whiskey bottles, cans, paper car- tons, boxes, paper and other de- bris has been gathered from dit- ches along U. S. Route 340 just in the area between Charles Town and the Virginia line. Cain said all of this debris has been tossed along this stretch of Route 340 in the past year. since his road crews went over the same area in a clean-up drive only last Spring. "It is hard for the public to rea lize how much litter and debris is tossed along the county's high- ways within a short period of time, Cain said. And it is easy for the State Road workers to know without even looking down the road when they are getting close to a beer tavern or lunch room because the amount of litter gets heavier the nearer the workers Norman Kisner, chairman of the current Red Cross fund drive underway in Jefferon County, to- day called upon all team captains and workers to complete their fund canvassing and make re- ports to the Red Cross office as quickly as possible so that the campaign cab be wound up. Kisner said to date the drive is still far short of it's goal of $5,709 but that there are still many workers who have not reported at all, or who have made only par- tial reports. Six team captains have reached and exceeded their quota and Kis her said he and all Red Cross officials wish to commend them for their splendid showing. He said had all the team captains and their workers done as well as the Chapter would not have ex- perienced any difficulty reaching it's quota. The captains who have exceed- ed their goal are: Mrs. Joseph P. Christian who with her team of workers solicited the Southeast- era section of Charles Town; Mr. I Guy Davis of the N W. and S. W. [sections of Ranson; Mrs. Harriett I Taylor and Mrs. Gussie Baylor, [Charles Town; Mrs. Berkeley Cus- tee, Flowing Springs Road and get to one of these estabhsh.[Mrs Reid Geronimo Bolivar meats. It is very apparent that[ " ~' " people leaving these establish- [ ~ w ,.-"--7----~. meats take at least some of the 15elective service food and drink with them and dis I card the food wrappers and bever [ ~$gI~*~ T~, D~ PI~,^~i age cans and bott!es as they move [1#1111,~ 1t5 D~g ~,IU3~'ILII over the highway, Cain reported, i , o," ..... Cain said his road crews will[ The oet~erson (;oumy ~eiec~ive be workine U. S Route 340 East[Service office will be closed Fri- this wek and then moved onto the[day and also next Monday throu- Flowing Springs Road and other[gh Wednesday, it was announced secondary roads. [Tuesday by M~. Helen Glenn, The men working under the[clerk of the board. special emergency program are] Mrs. Glenn sai~l+ young boys de-+ onaA~,hour per week sehedule,[~x~ng to register for Seleciive on :being paid $1 per hour for their[ the days the office will be closed labors. Thomas Kemp is the coun~may register with~ Principal Ed- ty director of the Emergency Em ward Rogers at Shepherdstown ployment program. High School Mr. Rogers is a Sel- A number of men are also work ing under this program at Shep- herd College, it was stated. Cain said a state road truck and truck driver is sent along with these men, with the driver being in charge of the crew. .Accepts i T. A. Lowery, superintendent of Jefferson County Schools for the past 13 years, was re-appoint ed to that post for another four year term, starting July 1, by the Jefferson County Board of Educ- ation at a meeting Tuesday night. The Board also accepted a hum ber of teacher resignations, grant ed several teachers a leave of ab sence, made, two appointments and set the school calendar for ective Service registrar. For other information on the Selective Service desiring on the days at the office is closed, it may be obtained by contacting George Heidrieh, chairman of the local board, Mrs. Glenn stated. Belvedere Heights Selected As Name For New Charles Town Residential Development Belvedere Heights is the name tlmt has been selected for Charles Towns newest residential development located just off State Route 9 in back of the Charles Town Senior High School and not far "from the historic ma~sion-like home Belvedere. The winning name was submitted by Miss Jane Mullen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mullen on Blakeley Place. And in the above picture Miss Muilen is shown receiving the $50.00 grand prize for submitting the win- ning name from Charles B. Glenderiing, president of Jefferson Investors. Inc., developers of Belvedere Heights. Belvedere Heights has 43 spacious lots situated on gently rolling hills near the new Charles Town High Sehodl. Construction of a new 6" water line is scheduled to begin shortly to provide water for the development; a~d plaxis call for the surfacing of Belvedere Drive by Fall. The public is cordially invited to visit BelVedere Heights ~nd inspect these beautiful home sites. the year 1961-62: Resignations of the following were accepted: Mrs. Viola Scholl Charles Town High School teach er; Mrs. Odessa ~;nyder, Harpers Ferry High School teacher: Mrs. Patricia Ring, Harpers Ferry High School teacher who has been on leave ef absence for the past year; Thomas Allocco, direct or of elementary school art, who plans to continue his education; William Griffith, teacher-princi- pal at Leetown the past/'1hree tears, who has accepted a posit- ion in Towson, Md. and Miss Mar tha Phillips, Charles Town Junior High School teacher. Miss Phillips has been teaching in the county school system since 1917 and she is planning to re- tire. Leaves Of absence were grant. ed Mrs. Melha Jo Rice, home ec- onomics instructor at Shepherds- town High School and Mrs. Mar- garet Jamison. commercial in. structor at Harpers Ferry High School. McClelland Scott of Bolivar was appointed a bus driver to succeed Miller Cook who has re- signed. Marion Jan Kees was ham ed a substitute bus driver for Shepherdstown District The board reviewed and discus sod the list of eligible teacher personnel for re-appointment and employment and authorized Su- perintendent Lowery to proceed with contracts for 1961-62. In adopting the school calendar for next year, the board based it TURN TO PAGE 6-A Justice Alger Moves To George Street Location Justice of The Peace Merle E. Alger who has maintained offices on the lower floor of the Thomas Jefferson Hotel for a number of years, moved on Wednesday to his new location, in the offices formerly occupied by Carl Mer- chant Irtsurance Company, next to DeLauter's barber shop on S. George Street. For ]2th Consecutive Year Charles F. Reininger. president and general manager of Powhat- an Brass and Iron Works and for many years a leader in the promo tion of Jefferson County Memor- ial Park in Charles Town, was re elected president for the twelfth consecutive year Wednesday night. Meeting in the county court house, the Board of Directors also proceeded to name the fol- lowing other officers for the en- suing year and they were: Mrs. Leeds Riely, executive vice pres- ident; Paul.Cain. first vice pres- ident; Oliver Kastle, second vice president: Miss Hazel eden, treas urer: Mrs. Charlotte Gano, secre- tary and James M. Mason, III, at torney. A nominating committee of T. A. Lowery, Itarvcy Lehman Jr. and Max Brown presented the slate of officers The Park will be officially open ed for the season with approp- riate opening day ceremonies on Tuesday, May 30. Quite a number of special events are being plan- ned by various local civic clubs and organizations for the opening and the Kiwanis Club will again serve box lunches, a feature which has proven so very success ful for several years on opening day. Considerable discussion was held dealing with ways and means of operating the park this year and tentative plans were made for a salvage sale during the latter part of June. An addit tonal tennis court will be con- structed# at the park t~,*is year ;'ud if prestnt,/, plans.work out, an ~- ditional pavilion will also be con, structed for the convenience of the large influx of people from the local and nearby areas who visit the park often ~for picnics and other out-door activities. ler HAROLD L. CHAMBLIN Announcement was made re-. cently by Mr. H. D. Robin~n Jr. President af the C. L. Robinson Ice & Cold Storage Corporation of Winchester, Va. of the promot ion of Mr. Harold L. Chamblin to Resident Manager of the Robin- son Ice and Cold Storage Corpor- ation of Ranson. W. Va. This Cor poration is an affiliate of the C. L. Robinson Ice and Cold Storage Coropration which has extensive holdings of orchards, storage and packing facilities in Jefferson County. Mr. Chamblin succeeds Mr. Richard Hart who became local manager when Mr. Foster E. Brenneman retired in the spring of 1960, after an association witt the company of 35 years. Mr Chamblin, a native of Jef- ferson County, with the exception of a period of Service in World War IIL both in the States and Abroad, has been continually em- ployed at the Robinson Plant. His primary interest has been in re- frigeration, not only at the local plant, but also at the Winchester Plant of the C. L. Robinson Ice aud Cold Storage C ori)oration. However, he is quite familiar with the fruit packing procedure, as well as the handling of prod- ucts for cooler and freezer stor- age. Mr. Chamblin is married and has three children. He resides on 10th Avenue in Ranson. CIIARLES F. REININGER Plan Outdoor Court Another feature on the agenda for this year will be the construe lion of an out-door basketball c~mrt. Officers and directors at the Wednesday night session were unanimous in their opinions that an outdoor basketball tours would do much towards attract. ing the young boys and girls tu the park and were hopeful that a program could be se~ up whereby a schedule of games might be played this sunnner. A committee of Mrs. Leeds Riely, Paul Cain. T. A. Lowery, tlat~'cv Lehman,-- Jr. alo|~g with l~c,~:!eat Red,lager will proceed t0 wu~kott( plans for the many in aerations sought for the park this season. Mrs. Riely said that the Garden Club would again un- dertake the project of beautifying the 'park by planting trees and some shrubbery and there was al- so discussi(~n of constructing a re taining wall at the South Mildred Street entrance to the park or in that vicinity. oliver i ,tie was named a corn ,nitte of one Io h)ok after the lights at the park this summer, re placing those which have burned out with new ones, etc President Reinineer asked for and requested a gleater amount of interest trom h)cal merchants in an etforl to make the pa~k's year successful and invited all "merchants as well as local rest, dents tO make use of the park as aften as they can. "Come to the park yourselves and bring your families and friends with y(~u and do it often, Mr. Reininger added" This is a community park and it is up to each and everyone of us to support it with our attendance and our money, he said." Blakeley Bank Giving Gift Certificates To Jefferson County Babies The Blakeley Bank and Trust Company is sending a Savings Gift Certificate to all New-Born Jefferson County Babies. This Certificate. worth $2.00 will be used to start a Savings Account for the baby in the Blakeley Bank when it is brought to the bank by the baby's parents. The Blakeley Bank and Trust Company feels that the sooner you begin a Savings Account the better, and as the baby grows so does its Savings Account. APRIL TERM' OF CIRCUIT COURT OPENS ON TUESDAY The April term of Jefferson County Circuit Court will open here next Tuesday, April 18th at 9:30 a m. Judge Gray Silver of the Twenty-Third Judicial Cir. cult will preside and indications point to a rather heavy term. There are a considerable number of "new cases and several cases car ried over from the last term of court here. ASSESSING BEGINS Jefferson County assessing is expected to be completed by the last of May, according to an as. sessor's office spokesman. Tabui aliens must be presented to the board of equalization by July 5. iii