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USE THE By More Than 21,000 People Every Week I III Inl TWO SECTIONS U Latest In Local News, Sports Photos, County News II I II II I IIII Ilmlll' NO. 17 1844 --- FIRST IN YEARS - FIRST IN NEWS - FIRST IN ADVERTISING --- 1964 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY W. VA. THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 196l Complete l,ocal News Coverage PRICE 10 CENTS Q O O [~rsons were indicted by jury on the opening Circuit Court of Jeff- nty which convened were returned Howard as a re- .shooting fracas which m Shepherdstown last Howard is charged assault. indictment was re- Joseph William is charged with hay- check in the amount March. for breaking were returned again Docket For Jury Trials For.April Term Of Jefferson County Circuit Court Is Set April 28 .... Curtis Moore vs Stuart L. Miller, et al ........ Civil April 29 .... Douglas F. Miller vs William A. Bowden ........ Civil May 5 ...... State vs Bernard Clark Barrett .............. Criminal May 6 ...... State vs Julian Jacob Gess ................. Criminal May 7 ..... M. A. Shiman Co. vs William Feagan .......... Civil May 11 .... State vs Garland Harvey Knipple ............ Criminal May 13 .... Thomas Henry vs Thomas M. Lurry, et ux ...... Civil Court will operate on Daylight Saving Time. line ins .------ @ Some 60 members and guests of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, the largest turnout for a regular meeting in some i time, named four new directors and gave endorsement to a $200 O W Accident West Of f Wednesday afternoon and even I pound fracture of the right leg, ing was a tragic period on theI Charles Town State Troolx, r highways of this section, with aI Gary M. Arthur, said the tractor- million bond issue for construct- total of six persons dying as the 1 trailer truck being driven towards ion of new highways in West Vir result of three different highway i Charles Town by Tom MaeArthur ginia at a dinner meeting held accidents. Four of the ffataliiies Robertson, 21, of Vinton, Va., pul Wedffesday at Delmonico restaur- one two-car accident led into the left hand lane to pasu ant. Richard L. Judd, 1964 Shepherd on Stale Route 9, about lwo miles anotber truck and crashed head stown Area Red Cross Blood East of Martinsburg; another on into the Viands ear whi,~h was New directors elected were: Drive Chairman, urges Shepherds death resulted in from a car-truck heading towards Berryville. The I' Roger Perry, William Stuck, F. S. town area residents to save April collision on U. S. Route 340, west truck was owned by the Riley Tri ; Wdfrd and Dr" James Mler" 30 for a visit to lhe Red Cross of Charles Town; and the sixth Trucking Company 0f Roanoke, President George Viekers, who Bloodmobile. The bloodmobile fatality occurred at the east end Va. presided, reported on progress of will be at the Physical Edffcation of the James Rumsey bridge at Trooper Arthur .said that Rober rer the Eastern Panhandle display in Building, Shepherd College, be- Shepherdstown. tson was charged with negligent 'ifl i[ the West Virginia Pavilion at the tween 9 a. m. and 4p.m. that day Three of the four fatalities in homicide and passing in the face World's Fair. Some specific ,de- "We need a lot of help in this the two-car collision on Schad's of oncoming traffic. sign plans for the display are ex. program to reach our goal of park hill near Martinsburg about Surviving in addition to hu.~- Seven jury trio s have been pected to be ready Friday, said lI0 pints," he said. "And, we 4:30 Wednesday afternoon all of band are: her mother, Mrs. Jos- docketed for hearing at the cur- Vickers. rent Jury Term of the Circuit hope for a record turnout thisone family were: Joseph A. eph Aits, Knoxville. Md., former- A total of $1,500 still must be (Pete) Sencindiver, Sr., 42, driver ly of Sterling, Va.; one son, Greg- Court of Jefferson County which raised in the Panhandle he re- of one of the cars. his wife Phy- oEv Viands, at the home in Kox- convened here Tuesday. ported. A visit to New York indi. llis, 39, and a son, Joseph, Jr., 17, ville; five sisters - Mrs. Mary coted to him, he said. that the of Winebrenner s Cross Roads. Grubbs. Sterling, Va.; Mm. Twila The case of Curtis C. Moore vs Stuart L. Miller, et al, was settled and co&promised be. tween the parties this morn- ing and will not be tried next Tuesday~ Petit jurors will not be required to report until Wednesday morning, April 29, at 9:30 Daylight Time. On Wednesday, April 29, the case of Douglas F. Miller against William A. Bowden is set for trial Jones. In one It is a suit to recover $1,050 in he is charged with property damages resulting from and entering Peoples While there will still be someT~ ~ P t ** 1 an auto accident. the other he is charged confusion of time ~ this area|l'alTlla ryel n uranT The case of State vs Bernard g and entering Jeff- beginning next week, for the'l _ Clark Barrett is set for May 5. and TV Service. most part when Daylight Saving] M$11111~ Pll~nr~ TA Barrett and Garland Harvdy Knip for grand ' Time is ushered in here at 2 a. m.| ~mn~v mt nn~,*,~ v ple - were jointly indicted for againist Sunday morning, the people of" , grand larceny. Knipple's trial is Knipple and Ber- I this section of West Virgipia will set foX.May 11. ~ ,~arz~etL,' 'They, ~rc bc ~:a~re in un;~ this year ,~,~ On M$iy~:the case of State~vs the theti of personal the Fast Time issue than ever Julian ,Iacob Gess will be trie0. to Robert R. before,. All of the Eastern l~anhandle counties of West Virginda will go on Fast Time Sunday and remain on it until the last Sunday in October. There will however be some sections of neighboring Vir- ginia which will stay on Standard Time for another six weeks. All of neighboring Maryland will also go on Daylight Saving Time Sunday, thus leaving only parts of Virginia on a different time. All communities, businesses and industries in Jefferson and Berk- eley counties will move their clocks ahead one hour Sunday morning as will all Jefferson and Berkeley County Schools. So about the only confusion that might come about in thissec- tion this year as the result of the time change, will be Sunday morn ing when possibly some people forget about the time change and fail to move their clocks ahead and hour before retiring Satur- day night. State Head Of NAACP To Speak in Charles Town SundayAt 3 p .m. The local Chapter of the N. A. A. C. P. is happy to present the Rev. C. Anderson Davis of Blue- field, W. Va. the State President of the N. A. A. C. P. The public is invited to attend this program on Sunday April 26, at 3 p. m. day light saving time, at the Zion Baptist Church, Rev. S. H. Patter son Pastor. State University to gain firsthand information and opinion on how the best weekly newspapers are handling classified advertising promotion. The classified advert- ising department of The Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate has long been recognized as a potent sell- ing force among the weekly news- 'papers in,the East, with many letters of testimony as well as PATRICIA EVELYN GRANT Patricia Evelyn Grant, 18, dau- ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Patsy Grant of Charles Town West Vir- ginia was appointed a princess to the West Virginia Strawberry Fes tiCal to be held in Buckhannon on June 4, 5 and 6. She will be among the thirty two girls vicing for the title of Queen on Monday May 4. Miss Grant was appointed by Delegate Thornton W. Wilt of Jefferson County. Gess is charged With negligent homicide as a result of an auto- mobile accident at Kearneysville l~st year when his car struck a school child there. Jefferson County has 9,786 re- gistered voters, according to fig- ures released this week by Emily A. M. Stanly, Clerk of the Jeff- erson County Court and custod- ian of the registration records. Of the total, 7,606 are regist- ered as Democratic, 2,075 are reg- istered as Republicans, and 105 are registered as Independent. Four years ago the Democratic registration was 6~972; the Repu- blican registration was 2,168; and the Independent total was 104. The 0vet-all increase since 1960 is 538 voters. The Defno~trats gained 630, the Republicans lost 93; and the Independents gained suit to recover money allegedly due on a sale of merchandise from the plaintiff to the defend- ant. The last jury trial of the term is set for May 13 and is the case of Thomas Henry vs Thomas M. Lurry and wife. The plaintiff claims $562 for work and labor, but tht~ defendants have filed a counterclaim for $1200. In the case of J. Glenn Brown and Margorie C. Brown vs Mower Lumber Company, the plaintiffs asked for trial but before setting the case for a definite date the court instructed the attorneys in- volved to meet with the court on May 4 to iron out some pre-trial problems, following which the case will be docketed for hearing either at the latter part of the current term or early in the next Term which convenes in Septem- ber. West Virginia Pavilion is "a lot further ahead than some of our neighbor states." Dick Reiter, chamber vice pres. ident, reported on "Heather- field," a new real estate project near Shepherdstown, and on the recent dedication of the Mother Interpretative Training and Re- search Center at Harpers Ferry l in open court rooming David Will- and Joseph William pleas of guilty as asked the court for Sentences. The request tinder advisement. entered pleas of not the two indictments but pleaded quilty and battery a,~, was year jail sentence. and Barrett pleaded there ca~s were This is "Clean-Up" week thro- ughout Jefferson county, the per- iod having been proclained as such by the Mayors of the vat- On May 7 the case of M. A. ious municipalities and as such Shiman Company, Inc., vs Will- free trash collectiomis being off- tam Feagans will be tried. It is a fred in each communitty along with the regular garbage pickups. Some of the municipalities have put on extra help during the Clean.Up week drive which evidences their interest and coop- eration in promoting beauty, at- tractiveness, better health and the reduction of fire hazards. Mrs. O. S. Bloom. who once again is serving as general chair- man of the county's Clean-Up program, said this week with 0penin0 the inclement and cold than 700 persons Village on the Sunday afternoon opening of Jeffer- newest and finest development. Sample home which public inspection and praise made a tour of it of the open house prospects were Was stated. were served the a door prize was the award g(Jing to of Ranson, W. Va with Mtflco, of the Village, with the to the opening it a complete suc of Jefferson- Adv- winner of hum- awards as well as of merit, came honor this week Selected among the in West are doing a good advertising prom- ,irit of Jefferson- received a be filled out on handling "Classi- from the School at Louisiana State aton Rouge, Louis- is one newspaper in and Canada by the Louisiana 729; Republicans 233; Independen ts 11. Kabletown District: Democrats 582; Republicans 151; Independen ts 9. Shepherdstown District: Demo- crats; 1,188; Republicans; 507 In- dependents 16. Registration records are now closed. Installs Signs Something new has been added at the Blakeley Bank and Trust Company in Ransom A huge and attactive neon sign designed in keeping with the Colonial style of such themes as "Clean Doorways To Our Towns". and "A Mile of Beauty Over the County", 'being year. It's a wonderful way to be of service to your community." Donors must be in good health, between the ages of 18 and 60. Unmarried minors need written consent of a parent or guardian. Organizations assisting the She- pherdstown Area Red Cross Chap ter with the blood drive include the Shepherflstown Women's Club and The Young Homemakers. Area nurses will donate their time to be on duty at the blood. mobile. I All were dead on arrival at King's Young, Chantilly, Va.; Mrs. Mil- Daughters ttospital. A daughter, dred Davis, Iterndon, Va.; Mrs, Lou Ann Sencindiver. 10. also a Helen Hodges, Ranson; Miss Ros- passenger in the Sencindiver car, alie Ales, of Sterling; five bro. was reported to be in satisfactory thers - Albert of Falls Church, Va, condition in King's Daughters John of Rippon; Raymond of Hospital, although she is under Manassas. Va.; Robert and Benb severe shock. Also killed in the amin of Vienna. Ya. accident was Carroll David Stun- She was a member of the Col- ley, 43, of High street, Shepherds- vary Assembly of God Church i~ town, driver of the other car. Ranson, from where services wi~ Martinsburg State Police said be held Saturday, April 24, at 2 Sencindiver driving a 1957 Chev- rolet, was heading East on the highway, enroute home with his wife, son and a daughter, having picked his wife and son up in Martinsburg after he "had left p. m. with Brother Anderson Phillips of' Vienna. Va., assisted by the Rev. William E. Reed. Bur- ial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery Charles Town. The deceased was born in Elk work at Martinsb~rg M~Is. S~- Icy s car crossed center line in the road and ~'ruck the Sen. cindiver car head-on, police said. Garden, W. Va. May 6, 1940,flau, ~mr of the late~ Jo~ph Airs ~.i~n~, Clementine ~ hitet~ She and', her husband ~rat~d 3oh~1~'s Both cars were completely dem- Diner at Knoxville) Md. olished. The other fatality was Edward he asked to work directly with Traffic was blocked on the high r Robert Sullivan, 56, of W. North all Garden Clubs, Mrs. Emory way for a time. Kable. Women's Clubs, Mr. Ed- The Sencindivcrs have three street, Hagerstown, Md., who died ward Poole, Lions. Mr. Jack Huy- other daughters surviving, Car- as the ~esult of a heart attack ett. Kiwanis. Mrs. Georgie Pearl olyn and Linda. 15, and Robin while driving his ear about 7:35 Wednesday evening. Maryland State Police said that after Sullivan suffered the hearst attack his car struck the railing on the Rummy bridge and came to a halt on a nearby sidewalk, He was rushed to King's Dau. ghters Hospital in Marfinsburg, but was pronounced dead on arri- val there. Police said death was not caused by the car accident. who is not yet of school age, Stanley's survivors include his wife and three children. In the car-truck collision which occurred on U. S. Route 340. West of Charles Town near the Orchard Inn. about 7:55 Wednesday even- ing, Mrs. John Viands of Knox- ville, Md.. was dead on arrival and Rev. Linton will be asked to work with the Communities on the east side of the Shenandoah River. other committee members will be assigned to specific or individual projects for the organ- izations. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce endorses the project and appoint Mrs. Bloom to serve again as Chair- at the Charles Town General Hos- man. She will have as her Com. pital. mittee the following: Lee Gru- Her husband. John Viands, driv- Amanda V. Brent, 70. also of ber, Robert Cain, George Vickers, Mrs. tIugh Caperton, Mayor. Kel-ier of the car is a pationt in the Hagerstown, a passenger in the Charles Town Hospital, suffered Sullivan car. was taken to the Icy Lance, Mayor, Nichols Car- from internal injuries, lacerations Martinsburg hospital for treat. son. Mrs. Gilbert Perry, Mr. Lee of the forehead, arms and legs I ment, but she was not thought to Morgan, Mrs. Emory Kable, Mrs. and fractured ribs and a com- he seriously injured. followed by the committee spec- ial efforts are being put forth to develop projects in sttimulating, coordinating, and steering house- holders and business establish- ments to make a concerted effort for county-wide clean-up and bea- utiflcat on. Mr. Edward Chrisman will pio- neer the theme Mile of Beauty by asking that all the Ruritan Clubs of the Community adopt a project. Mrs. S. H. Stone will Marvin Edwards. Mrs. F. G. Wel- shuns, Mr. Thornton Wilt, Mr,/. James Senseney, Mrs. Vivan Bush. Mrs. Richard Hart. Mrs. S. H. Stone, Mr. Steve Clopper, Jr., Mr: Richard Reiter, Mr. Ramon Alvarez. Mr. Paul Milton, Mr. Ed- ward Poole, Mr. F. S. ,Woodford, Mr. J'ack Huyett. Mrs. Georgie Pearl, The R~v. Franklin Lin- ton, Mr. Stewart Yarbro, and Mr. Ed. Braxton of the Jefferson Cou- nty Civic I~ague. i. telephone calls being received re-! By magisierial districts the gularly, stating the quick results voter registration is as follows: advertisers receive from a Class-~ Charles Town District: I>emo- ified Adv. This newspaper hand- crats 3.639; Republicans 889 Inde. les as many as forty-five to fifty pendents 46 classified ads in each publication, Harpers F~rry District: Demo- for a leader among the 86 weekly crats 1,468; Republicans 295 Inde- newspaper in West Virginia in, pendents 23. the Classified Advertising field. Middleway District: Democrats Mr. George "Flicker" Mullen, President of Ranson Real Estate & Insurance Company, Ranson, W. Va. announced at a dinner held~ at The Bavarian Inn in Shep herdstown on Tuesday evening, April 21 the location of a new subdivision for over 100 families near Shepherdstown to be known as "Heatherfield." Mr. Mullen introduced Mr. and Mrs. Russell Taylor. the owners and developers of the new sub- division located on the Martins- burg Road on the farm formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis J. McDonald. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor are residents of Loudoun County, near Leesburg, Virginia. They visited Shepherdstown area last Autumn and were impressed by the charm and friendly atmos- phere of the historical community It was at this time they became the building, was installed last!interested in finding a suitable week in a grass plot near the location in the area on which to main entrance to the bank. expand housing facilities near the The sign was one of two placed by the bank for the convenience of motorists and pedestrians, the other one, being large blue letter ings of the bank's name which have been placed on the drive-in and parking lot side of the bank. beautiful historical town, the home of Shepherd College. It is expected that city water Company of Ranson and Shep- herdstown will be the exclusive agents. More File As Candidates For Charles Town Council Charles Town could concieveab- ly on May 28 experience it's most interesting and hotly contested election in many years. At cur- rent indications point to such a happening with a mayoralty race now assured, along with at least two and possibly other Council lraces. Two more persons have become candidates for the Charles Town Council in the past week, with A. C. (AI) Nerhood, manager of the J/C. Penney Company store in Charles Town, filing as a counc ilmanic candidate from the third ward and Edward Braxton, Augu- stine Avenue, filing for the Cou- ncil seat in the second word. Nerhood and Dr. D. C. Master are the two candidates in the third ward and Braxton and Jus- tice of the Peace Merle E. Alger, in tim second ward. To date Howard Sechrist in the first ward and Dewey Ambrose in the fourth ward are unopposed in their bid to seek re-election to the Council. Over ll.000 paid admissioners were recorded at the Jefferson County Memorial Park swimming pool last year, it was announced by C. F, Reininger, park presi- dent, at the corporation's annual stockholders' meeting held recent ly. The 1963 total represented an increase of 2,077 over the pre- ceding year, and enabled the pool and concessions to operate at a profit of $456.26. There were sold last year a total of 641 adult swimming tick- ets; 3.101 medium tickets for students in grades 7 through 12; 5,453 small tickets for students from the first through sixth grade and 1,824 baby tickets for child- ren under the a/ze of six. The individual sale of tickets. plus season ticket purchase and the rental of the pool for private parties grossed $3.5,~.30. Dale Hicks, Charles Town Junior High School instructor, is manager of the pool operations. The concession stand, located adjacent to the pool and managed by Mrs. Glen Edwards, had $2,024. 74 in sales for a gross profit of $645.41. Expenditures last year includ- ed pool payroll $2,221.50; concess- ion payroll $456.00; payroll tax, Social Security $97.45; pool ,supp- lies $196.11; pool upkeep $66.89: water $358.64; electricity $'282.56, and telephone "$39.30, for a total of $3.727.45. Last year's profit, added to the I Jan, 1, 1963 balance of $519.15, means that the pool and concess- ion will begin the current season with $975.41. @ Voters To Be Hosts To Office Seeken The Provisional League of Wo- men Voters of Jefferson County will hold a general meeting on Thursday evening, April 30th at 7:45 at the Wright Denny School auditorium. There will be a short business meeting followed by a discussmn of the election laws and qualificat ions required of all candidates for the offices to be contested in the May Primary Election. Attend CHURCH Sunday I I It II Variable eloucliness and sun- shine today. Warmer with highest 70 to 76. Increasing cloudiness tonight lowest 45 to 50. Friday considerable cloudiness with ehan ee of showers and ~tot quite as temperatures. Winds variable but general~ north to northeast ~ to 10 MPH today. Variable less than 5 MPH tonight and 5 to 10 MPn Friday. Humidity 80 to 90 PCT. Friday. Sprayitlg conditions sev- erally favorable today Margln to