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5 REPORT! sunny and a little warmer the lower 60s today. Fair tonight, lowest in upper mostly sunny and warm- kfor Saturday, p:/rtly warmer, "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 imam NO. 17 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THUI{SDAY. APRIL 20, 1961 COMPLETE LOCAl, NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENTS 4-- Are Set Trial; Two follows throu- the heaviest terms of in recent years will full steam next week. here on Tuesday session of the grand lich four men were in- four were arraigned yesterday morning. Ferguson, Jr. Carr, Jr., both pied and entering be placed on probat matter was taken un- Jacob Levine o forgery and asked on probation. Floyd not guilty to malic- but guilty to a aSSault and battery and eight months in the Levine asked to be and the mat- to the probation investigation and re- the court set ten Jury trial during the eaviest jury docket in a court and jury will in two crimin- by the Town of against John Am- other against N. C. Docket of Jury Trials For April Term Of Jefferson County Circuit Court is Set DATE NAME OF CASE April 25--City of Ranson vs. John Ambrose April 2%--City of Ranson vs. N. C. Shaffer TYPE OF CASE Traffic Appeal Traffic Appeal 1--W. W. Chapman vs. Aetna Insurance 3--Thurman Shirley vs. Harry Shirley 4--Arthur Beard vs. David Butler 5--L. D. Carper, et al. vs. Jacob H. Dutrow, 3rd, et al.~ Contract May 8--James Moon vs. Robert Burger Auto Accident May 9---George Rutherford vs. Robert Horn Auto Accident May 10--Royde H. Butler vs. Smith Transfer Auto Accident May 11~Victor Products vs. Dixie Narco Contract May Contra~t May Contract May Contract May~ Jurors wi'il report at 9:30 A. M. on the days indicated unless otherwise excused. Court will oper~tte on standard time until the end of April and on Daylight Time thereaJter. Rev. Richard Neal New President of Hospital Board Five indictmems were return- ed against four defendants in one of the lightest sessions of the grand jury in recent years as Cir cult Court opened here in Charles Town Tuesday. Two indictments for a felony were returned against Samuel William Ferguson, Jr. and Geor- ge William Carr, Jr. jointly char ging them with breaking and en- tering one of the buildings at one men appealed from of the local race tracks late this m the Ranson city Winter. Another indictment was nor traffic violations, returned against Ferguson for ag May 1, the court breaking and entering the Blue 1 hear in rapid order Ridge Livestock Sales. establish- tses. First is the case ment. ~apman ,vs Aetna In- A ~felonious-assault indictment iPany. Chapllaan~eek~,, was retulri~ed against FloYd Z. $~,900 allegedly due . fi~.rl gr,) ing o~ Of an alte~cat- re loss On May 3 the, I ion that occuriu~ in Charles ~man S:hirley vs Harry REV. RICHARD NE i AL Town about a month ago be tried. The plain ............. I The final indictment was re- me trey mcnara ~. r~eal, pas-lturn ..... b - " the defendant owes1,,, ,f ~t q'h ...... r uth~-~- c~h,,rl eu against dace Lewne, a- ...... Y ..... ~. ........ ." lias "Jack Rand", charging him )n May 4 the case of ] ch and prominent owe and rehg- ] ............ ed vs David Butler is, ious leader who has been a mere I Wl~n xorgery o~ a cnecK at me .m- 's out of a claim for[ber of the board, has been nam-ical Acme Market a short while ago ~es. " l bd new president of the Board ell .... ,... e case of Carper vs "'manag~,s'~-~ ,,z ~' .... m,~'~ ,~.,armsC~h ..... -,,,,,.q'""" I zne. granu 3ury concmaeu zts ~t to be tried. It invol - - % ... a dutms by noon Joseph P Christ- ~truction to be placed IG " I~an " " to sell real estate.April egtel~:riboard~pcletaismeetingnamedwere:atThurthe efan Char!eSior me groupTWq, acted as ay 9 have been set man Whitacre, vice president; ,. , o automobile accident Mrs. John Martin, secretary; and IMISS unaa t'001e 10 ~Y 8 the case of James j. T. Mentzer, treasurer. I obert Burger is set.I New members of the board of I~ n. ~ m., ~n. f claims $750 property I directors this year are: George [l~e nonorary r|re t, nle! y 9 is the case of Gee !ord vs Robert HornCrim' Kenneth Metz, Thurmanl Whitacre and Joseph A. Warren-I|n~n~An~ ~Amn2nu a claim by the plain feltz iumu~llV~la| ~vall:~ull~ Property dan]age. Hold over board members are: af Royde H. Butler vs the Rev. Neal, George Mullen, S~er has been set for Paul Cain, Allen Marshall, Mrs. Plaintiff seeks to re- Xohn Martin, Mrs. H. H. Hunter TO PAGE 6---A and J. T. Mentzer. Dumping Site For Town Council had :est sessions in night hearing severaldelegations Problem of a new Charles Town, inance, discussing the Charles Town system and naming as Superinten- company when transaction has serving as road Jefferson County years. elegation to appear ;sented the s and In- Companies arid Leighton Welsh Company; and of the Citizen's Council for per- fire companies to in Charles Town Code to designate Water flow from and Kisner said desire to carry a of the up" cam- in Charles County on Proposal ara, health doctor , presented a for a new city own, stating the agr,,ed upon Jper Jef and Dr. Allara's proposal is to Use about 10 to 15 acres of land on the County Farm property as a the new dumping facilities being made available to every commun-~ ity in Jefferson County. He said the land-fill type of dump would meet with all health department requirements and specifications and would actually be a much bet ter arrangement than the city now has. He said it would cut down on the number of rats which usually gather aromld any public dumping area and the man ner in which the dump would be operated would also prevent burn ing and the subsequent odors which accompany burning debris. Dr. Allara said plans are to ha e-the dumping area about 15 feet deep and to fill and cover with dirt as the dumping process is carried on. He said there would be no extra cost to the town, or towns, except for the additional mileage which the dump trucks have to travel to reach the dump mg site. Dr Allara said the proposal would have to be aproved by the Jefferson County Court since the County Farm is administered by the Court. He was authorized to proceed with the proposal. The Charles Town Council was notified some time ago, that they would have to discontinue dump- ing town trash and garbage on the property belonging to Charles Town Race Course and since then members of the Council and Dr. TURN To 6.--A /, MISS LINDA PeeLE Miss Linda Louise Peele, dau- ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar F. Peele, South George Street, Char les Town has been chosen the Honorary Fire Chief of the Indep endent Fire Company of Charles Town for the Fireman's Parade of the Apple Blossom Festival on April 27. " Miss Peele is a senior at Char- les Town Senior High School where she serves on' the Rambler Staff. She is a member of the Senior Club and serves on the ex- ecutive committee of the Can. teen. She is a member of St. Tho- mas Lutheran Church. Upon graduation, Miss Peele will enter Church Home and Hos pital in Baltimore, Md. to study nursing. MEETING OF TRI-COUNTY BASEBALL LEAGUE MONDAY There will be an important meeting of representatives of the Tri-County Baseball League on Monday night at 7:30 p. m. at the Leetown School House. Teams which will operate in the league this sea son are urged to'have re- presentatives at the~ meeting, President Ed hrjsman said to- day. ~, , 7 I ed, Power Pole Off in y, Wednesday Road One man was slightly injured, a house was damaged, a power pole broken off, two fences and two cars damaged in two highway ac- cidents which occurred in Jeffer- son County Tuesday and Wednes day afternoons. Corporal G. G. IIohnan, of the Charles Town State Police report ed a 1952 Ford Coupe owned by Robert Lee Jones of Summit Point, and being driven by Wil- liam Theodore Taylor. 20 of the county, crashed through a fence and into the home of Thomas Leon Wiley, located near Rippon about 4:50 Tuesday afternoon. Corporal Holman said Taylor was driving the car West on Sec ondary Route 19 and when he at- tempted to turn off of Secondary Route 19, into First street in Rip pun, he lost .control of the car and it crashed into the side of the Wiley home. Damages to the home amounted to about $700. with another $300 in damages to the car. Taylor was charged with reck- less driving, failure to have an operator's license and with joy riding. At a hearing Tuesday be- fore Justice of the Peace Merle Alger, Taylor was fined $25 and costs on the reckless driving char ge and $10 and costs on the no- operator's charge. He will be giv en a hearing Friday morning on the charge of joy-riding. Wednesday afternoon about 3 p. m. Charles Town State Trooper Senator Randolph Finals Speaker For Shepherd College West , Virginia's senior U. S. Senator, Jennings Randolph will deliver the Commencement Address at the Shepherd Col- lege Graduating Exercises in Shepherdstown on the morning of May 29, it was learned to- day. The Elkins statesman needs no introduction in this area. He served as this Second Congress. tonal District's Representative in'Congress for 14 years and in 1958 was elected to serve the unexpired term of the late Sen- ator M. M. Neeiy in the Senate. Last year he was overwhelming ly elected to a full six year term. He is regarded as one of the outstanding orators in the country. $300,000 Voted For Purchase of Storer College Property Congressman Harley O. Stag- gers of this Second Congressional District telephoned this news- paper this morning advising that the House of Representatives yes terday authorized an appropriat- ion of $300,000 for the purchase of the Storer College property and some adjoining properties in connection with the Harpers Fer- ry National Monument. The Senate is expected to con- Tommy Ward arrested Charles G. Dodson, 50 of Ranson, on charges of driving while under the in- fluence of alcoholic beverages and failure to have an operator's license, following a one car acci- dent on State Route 51. Trooper Ward said Dodson was cur in the I:Iouse action. driving a 1949 Chevrolet towards The legislation authorizing the Charles Town on Route 51, when acquisition of the property was it hit and went through a fence signed by President Eisenhower on the Thomas Magaha property, last July. The car then came back onto the The money is expected to be highway, continued down the available June 1. road for about a mile where it Storer College Attorney Henry crashed-~ a power pole and W. Mill,. )w is prese~tly preparing broke it off. The car was com- the deed and abstract of title es- pletely demolished, Trooper sential for the transfer of the Ward said Dodson suffered lac property to the federal govern- erations of the face. , , ment. Burning,Of H,,rpers Ferry Arsenal To Re- Enacted Saturday Evening, At 6:45. The Civil War flamed into the . . ~', , . ~, open I00 years ago Tuesday night mrenam. ~01ann ~uv when the ' Arsenal at Harpers .... " ..... :- " Ferry was burned by Federal I hevrolet-Oldsmobile troops to prevent attacking Vir- ginia 'troops from making uae of AIId~lt'l/ |n r~$u,l~ TAwn the structure and at 6:45 p.m. ~ Saturday acting upon reports of Announcem-~-nt ~as made today an invasion by Confederate by Donald Noland co-owner of troops a Union lieutenant will or Wagner Chevrolet, Inc., located der the firing of the U, S. Arsen- hi in Harpers Ferry. Confederate cavalry will rush in at 7, followed by infantry at 7:15. At 7:25 they will raise their flag. Some 15,000 .arms theoretically will have been reduced to a tool ten mass. This is a portion of the pro- gram of commemoration being staged in the Ferry by the Jeffer- son County Civil War Centennial COmmittee. (Actual burning eL o/a West Washington street, Char les Town, of the purchase of the business by himself and Preston Merchant, who has also been a partner in the firm. Noland and Merchant has purchased the in- terest which Junior Wagner had in the business." In the future the business will be known as Merchant and Nol- and Chevrolet-Oldsmobile, Inc. and Noland will be serving as president of the corporation and Merchant as secretary.treasurer. Noland said the change in own ership became effective April 19. Other than the change of own ership there will be no other changes in the business set up No land stated. $50,000 Damage Suit Filed By Whitacre On Option Agreement A suit seeking specific perform ance of an option agreement or $50,000 in damages was filed in Circuit Court here this week by Thurman A. Whitacre and Lena M. Whitacre against Gaither L. Waltz and Lucille B. Waltr, and H. F. Nelson Inc. a corporation. The Whitacres allege they held an option to purchase the Sunoco Filling Station property at the corner of Washington and Duke Streets in Shepherdstown and that notwihtstanding they stood ready and willing to exercise their option the Waltzs who own- ed the property refused to con- vey it to them and instead leased it to H. F. Nelson Inc. The suit seeks to compel the Waltz to deed the property to the Whitacres and to cancel the lease the Waltz made with the Nelson corporation or, in the alternative, award the plaintiffs $50,000 in damages. the arsbnal took place shortly after 10 p. m. on April 18, 1861). The Saturday program also will include a band concert from 5:30 to 6 p. m. and a public address sy stem narration beginning at 6:15. Site of the burning to be lar- gely simulated, will be the origin al arsenal location on Shenandoah Street near present headquarters of the National Monument. A limited number of reserved seats will be available for $1.00. They may be obtained through Mrs. Robert P. Leonard of Har- pers Ferry. There will be unlimi- ted free standing room. Any checks sent in for reserved seat tickets should be made payable to the Civil War Centennial Commis sion. MRS. SMALLWOOD TO BE TEACHER BUILDERS CLASS Guest teacher for the Builders Class of the Charles Town Metho- dist Church Sunday at 9:30 a. m. will be Mrs. Anna Smallwood of St. Luke's E. U. B. Church Mar- tinsburg. She is a regular Sunday School teacher at the Martins. burg church and is well known for her church work. COUNTRY HAM smd TURKEY SUPPER at Middleway Methodist Church. Saturday, April 22, be- ginning at 5:00 P. M. Adults $1.25; Children 60 cents. Aprli 20- I.--~'*P More Than Dozen Bands To Participate In New Mi! PATRICIA BURNS Miss Patricia Burns, attractive and talented daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Porter Burns was crowned. Miss Charles Town-Ran- son Fridlay night, April 14th by Congressman Harley O. Staggers. Completing the list of the five finalists wore; First runner.up, Miss Ann Allen Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Bell, second runner up, Miss Mary H0~I Mays daughter of Mrs. Charles E. Mays Jeri Clapper and Elizabeth SaVil- le. The judges for the event were: Mrs. Fred Brindle and Senator Clarence E. Martin of Martins- burg and Mr. William Battle, Win chester, Va. The queen will represent the Citizen's Fire Company in the beauty contest sponsored by the firemen at the Firemen's Parade of the 1961 Apple Blossom Fest- val. Entertainment furnished by Mrs. John Porter Burns, Freddie and James Kratz, Charlotte Kis- ner, Janie Mullen, Charles Moler, Johnny Lowery, Sally Watson, Jimmy Robinson, Carolyn Urqu- hart was appreciated and enjoyed by those present. The Charm Review put on by the Senior boys was greatly en- joyed by all, with Leo Kisner being declared the Winner. A reception was held immediat- ely following the program. The senior parents club thanks everyone that helped to make the event a success. Blakeley Bank Will Be Operating From New Location Monday Charles Town will be resounding with flood band music Saturday and there will be plenty of it as more than 500 scholastic bands-men from 13 high schools in this area converge on the town fl)r the annual Area Four Iligh School Band Festival. Not since the Sesqui-Centennial celebration parade in 1951, has there been as many bands in Charle, Town at the same time as there will be Saturday. The biggest music festival to be staged locally in many years will be under the direction of John Pestun, director of the Charles Town ttigh School Band. This will mark the first time the festival has been held in Charles Town and elaborate plans are being made to make it a real success. Coming In Early The hundreds of band boys and girls will start converging in Charles Town early Saturday tour ning in time for participation in the proficiency rating contests to be staged at 8 o'clock at the Char les Town Junior ttigh auditorium. Each band will be alloted 20 minutes in which to play a "warm up" march and a selected num- ber. The general public is invited and urged to attend these audi- tions there being no admission fee. The Charles Town High band will open the auditioning at 8:10 to be followed by the tlarpers Ferry Itigh band under the direct llerbert Young. tledgesville, directed by llarvey Gardner. will be next in the spot- light at 9:50: anti Berkeley Springs directed by William Ran dall will be on at 10:00. The Paw Paw lligh band dir~.ted by For, esl Patterson will be next at 10:- 30; Capon Bridge, directed by Robert IAnger. will be on at 10:50 Romney, directed by George Sha. ham will be on at 11:10 and Moore field, directed by Bill i'atterson will take over at 11:30. The Keyser IIigh band. direct- cd by Nunzion Barbers. will lake the spotlight at 11:50 and to wind up the morning show the Rid~el- ey Band. directed by Karl Pfeifer will play from 12:10 until 12:30. Then after a break for lunch the bandsmen will all assemble at the Junior ltigh School at 1:30 m time l or a parade over Charles Town's downtown streets, start- ing at 2 p. m. The parade will move East on Congress ,street, thence North on Church street to Washington street, thence West on Washing ion of C. C. Arms at 8:30; then ton In I.awz'ence and South on Shepherdstown High band, direct- Lawrence to th~ Junior ltigh ed by Charles Via, at 8:50. The Schol where il will disband. Musselman High Band will take The order of appearance in the the spotlight at 9:10 under the parade by the bands will b,, the tlirection of John Livers, and at same as the auditioning with lhe 9:37, it will be the Ma~tinsburg Charles Town Hi,uh band leading High .B~ ,d under the direction of ~a procession. , Chamber of Commerce ] Rose.Jensen, Inc.. To Names Four Directors 10gen Offices h Ci / " Election of four new directors l ~ .n D ~n m ,F featured the business meeting of] BU|~J In ~,~ [0wn the Jefferson County Chamber of l Commerce held Wednesday afterI Rose-Jensen, Inc., builders and noon at a dinner meeting and I contractors, of Martinsburg, is tour at Shannondale, the lovely [opening an oft ice on the second Blue Ridge mountain retreat, 1o [ floor of the City Building in Char eated southeast of Charles Town. j les Town, it was annot~nced Wed Those named were' Shirley lnesday by Carl Rose-Jensen, own er and operator of the tolnpan~ Hunt, assistant trust officer of[ .... ,' ' /- the Bank of Charles Town' S II I Formal opening of the office Clonner Jr owner and o eratorl in rooms formerly occupied by th, lale Me lague L~pp~tt ~fll be of Clopper Real Estate and Insurl ." ~ " , ' ance Agency in Charles Town; P.I Fz~oay. vn Rose Jens~n sam wzth con L. Hockman, executive vice-pres/ "- *" - .'" " - ident of Funkhouser Industries of/siderabla conslructhm work now Ranq/m' and Hnr~lrl ('h,~vk-~ "K'c/going on in Jefferson county and nor of lho Community ()il Crm ] n]ucn nmre conlelnplated he hall pan~v _of................ Charloq q'nwn / ueclclefl To make nlore, readily, a- ...... /vaflable to Jefferson Countmns a .~.nese o.lrectors and the newservice which will provide answ. oHmers wmcn wm De emctea oy ers to their building problems. the Board of I)ireetors at a meet- tree estimates, house plans and ing in the near future will be in- samples of various building ma- terials. The public is invited to visit the office or call 1015 Charles Town. Prof. Ray Marsh To Be Speaker As Come Monday morning the Blakeley Bank "& Trust Company, of Ranson will be ~perating from a new location and from brand new and attractive quarters.' It was announced today by E. O. Sil er, vice president cashier, that tlae banking business will be nmv ed over the weekend from it's present location on Third Avenue to the new headquarters on Nor. th Mildrd street in the space for merly occupied for years by su- ing has now been completed and that some of the bank's records have already been moved into the new quarters. The remaindei" of the moving job will be com- pleted Saturday night and Sun- day and bank customers will get their first glimpse of the new facilities Monday. Slier said the drive-in window, the newest addition to the bank's many customer services, will also be in operation Monday. No definite date has been set for the formal opening and "Open House" of the~ new banking quar- ters, but it is expected to be i~ early May. Work on the new banking quar ters was started last October and were completed only this week, Siler stated. Professor Ray S. Marsh. former head of the Department of Horlic ulture, West Virginia University will be the guest speaker for the Outstanding Young Farmer a- wards dinner to be staged by the Jefferson County Junior Cham- ber of Commerce April 26. A spokesman for the Jaycees said the dinner will be held in the Blue Grass Inn at the Thomas Jefferson Hotel and the public is invited. Tickets are available from Junior Chamber of Commer ce members, but they must be purchased in advance. Professor Ray S. Marsh is well known in the field of agriculture, especially in the field of fruit growing. He is a graduate of Pur due University, received his mas ters degree at Chicago University He has served on the faculty at the University of Illinois and Be- thany College. He was head of the Horticultural Department at West Virginia University from 1936 to 1960. He is still active in the field of Agriculture and teaches at the PROF. RAY S. MARSH University of West Virginia. The banquet brings to success ful conclusion a Junior Chamber of Commerce search to select and honor the best in local agric. ulture. Several young farmers in the 21-35 age group were nomin- TURN To 6--A