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April 27, 1961

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REPORT! high cloudiness today. in the middle and cool tonight, l,ow cloudy and cool t showers in early morn- for Saturday partly w~rlljPr. "Best For News and Advertising In Charles Town--Ranson and Jefferson County Since 1844" THREE SECTIONS Read By More Than 20,000 People Every Week NO. 1~ WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY. APRIl, 27. 1961 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENTS Town High Band Lead Area Band of Jefferson coun- ~tligh Band led off the procession lined the down- until the last band had passed In of Charles Town Sat review not a single man. woman to see the best- all ever staged in Char or child who came to see and hear some one dozen the show, left. The above picture bands of the area eli shows the Charles Town High Band Festival Band marching in review on West in the town with a Washington street. More than 500 from the minute that high school bandsmen came to Charles Town Senior Charles Town early Saturday mor 4:30 Wednesday the 1960 Ford she of control ~pherdstown of the driver of not available because the scene of the ac taken to Shepherds- for injuries Investigating officer ~arly this morning State Trooper had not yet been Trooper Ward towards Hall road on a curve, a fence and came striking a huge ning for the proficiency rating contests staged at the Charles Town Junior High School and they were still around for some time after the parade had been completed. The entire festival pro ceedings were under the direction of John Pestun, director of the Charles Town High Band. (Photo by Tim Sinn) Daylight Saving Time will ar- rive again Sunday in the section and nation and more of the sec- tion and area will be together on Daylight Time this year than ever before with much of the north- ern part of Virginia deciding to go on fast time this year. The fast time will be ushered in at 3 a. m. Sunday morning and Charles Town. Ranson, Shepherds town. Harpers Ferry and Bolivar all will be on the Fast Time Sun day. Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools T. A. Lowery said the county school system will op erate on Daylight Saving Time beginning Monday. And in Shep. herdstown, Shepherd College will also be on Fast Time. Most of the industries and bus- fnesses in Charles Town and Jef- ferson County will also go to Day light Saving Time and remain on it until Sunday, Oct. I. Church servfces will also be on Fast Time Sunday morning. Most of Berkeley County, Clar ke and Frederick counties in Vir ginia and Washington County, Md., will also switch to Daylight Time Sunday. Some of the rural communities and farmers will in all probabil- ity remain on Standard time in this county as well as in adjoin- ing counties. Shenandoah Downs Race Track will also be operating on Fast Time next week and until the end of the current race meet. " j @ About 150 members and guests _ ~. _ _ of the Jefferson County Teachers Forthmn B.v ~t, nt,,~ Association were present Tuesday " " "J v"r'"" wer~ sligl~iT'~- :ock'~n ~ field. Damage to ~e ~or th. annttal banquet held at __ , . ~. ,t'he ~hree highway car amounted to about $400. in- Zion P~irish Hall in Charles T~: ~r0~; Jonn Ales ,, occurred in Jeff- vestigation of the accident has Principal Car S. Auvil of Har- --"- pets Ferry High School, presided ~nue k4~nn.ntn ~Aw~ Friday,~n. Monday and nOtwardbeenstaled.COmpleted, Trooper for the evening :~tlJ;1 introduced IIOl~l }~ l'l llgl ~lMlll IIIUM}C old daughter of A number of children were in visitors and guesf~ The inv0cat- M ........ z ano Mrs Lynn ~ ~'orm thinaman, RFDthe car at the time of the accident ion was given by Reverend Law- ' , .. - , " ~,~rt~ 1~ ~illtav~nn a" to~oh~r man purcnased the resioence ....................... 7 ........ property of the late Mary Lou suffered facial but they were not injured, Troop at Charles Town Semor High Steptoe on South Samuel Street er Ward said. School. Monday night about 9:45 a two car collision occurred at the in- Following a swiss steak dinner in Charles Town when the same was offered at public auction in prepared and served by the Worn Charles Town last Saturday. en's Auxiliary of Zion Episcopal Church, toastmaster Auvil recog The property was sold to them nized four teachers who are retir- on their bid of $25,500. ing from the teaching profession. The couple plans to move into They are Martha Phillips~ Clai'en- the property shortly. ce Arms, Lucy Saunders and Beat Also sold at public auction last rice D. Miskimon. Each one was Saturday was the residence prop- presented with a pin by Mr. Auyil erty of Jimmy M~ngrum in Ran- who spoke briefly about their son..The property was purchased long and useful service in the var by John Ates on his bid of $8,300. ious schools of the county. , Special music added much to l ay 1st is Final Tax the occasion with Miss Faith iunson of Shepherd College, as s Discount Date vocalist, and several numbers on the piano by Miss Jane Specht, also a music student at Shepherd Next Monday, May 1, is the College. final day on which a discount will Lindsay Speaker be allowed on payment of real Principal speaker for the ban- estate and personal property taxes for the second half of 1960, quet was G, Carroll Lindsay, Cur Sheriff Paul W. Milton reminded ator at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C. who used today. for his subject "Dinosaurs to Sat He said that thus far people ellites". He told about the "grow- have been slow in paying. April th of the Smithsonian from it's 30 is ordinarily the deadline for early establishment. His remarks the two and one-half percent dis- were interesting and followed :ount but because it falls this closely by the audience, year on a Sunday, the deadline Toastmaster Auvil gave the re has been moved back to include ~ort of the nominating committee May 1. for a slate of new officers for the ensuing year with the following results: President, James Moon; vice president, Donald Mickey; secretary, Dorothy Furr and tress urer: Tabitha Carter. Delegates at large to the State Convention are Lucille Heflebower and Mary Simmons. The~ banquet closed with the benediction by the Rev. Mr. Will iamson. IMPORTANT MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 FOR FOOTBALL LIGHTS COMM. A urgent and very important meeting of the Charles Town Sen ior High School Boosters Club has been called for Wednesday night May 3 at the Legion Lounge. Se eral matters of utmost importan. ce have come up for attenti?n and it is very urgent indeed, that all members of the committee to be Initiated Into At Chart Y Winner Reininger Award present. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p. m. Those in charge of RECEIVES REININGER SCHOLARSHIP Shown above is Gaius Lee Brown, Charles Town Iligh Senior. as he was presented the Reininger Scholarship award Thursday Evening, April 20. at the Initiation dinner of the Gordon Eismon Chapter of the National Honor Society. Charles F. Rdininger, president and general manager of the Powhatan Brass and Iron Works presents the scholarship award each year in memory of his son. the late Charles Reininger, who was kffled while serving with the IL S, Marines in World War II. Reintnger congratulates Brown on winning the award as Mrs. Reininger looks on. (Photo By Tabb) Eleven Charles Town IIigh Stu- dents were appropriatly recogniz ed as recipients of one of the highest scholastic honors that could be' bestowed upon them Thursday evening, April 20, when they were initiated into the Gor- e " n d n Elsmon Chapter of the Nat- tersection of East Washington and Church streets in Charles Town and as a result of the ac- cident, Sammy Phelps, Jr., 34 of Broad Run Farms. Route 2. Ster- ling, Va. was charged with drun- ken driving. Charles Town State Trooper W. R. Barlow said Phelps suffered la cerations of the forehead and left arm. The accident occurred when Phelps, driving a 1961 Chevrolet Corvair and headed South on (Turn to Page 5-A) PATRICIA PARSONS VALEDICTORIAN HUGHES outstanding mem graduating class High School Parsons, who as class valedic- Jacqueline Hugh- named as class both of these be speakers on mt program to be ]e high school. of the Parsons, is )r of the Shepherd and; a member of chaplain of the President of the president of ~. t " Youth Fel- Miss Hughes, daughter of Mrs. John Hughes, Shepherdstown, is vice-president of the senior class; secretary of the Student Council; president of the Potomac Valley District Tri-Hi-Y; Honorary Fire Chief for the Shepherdstown Fire Department in the 1961 Apple Blossom Festival parade; was the winner of the State 4-H Style Re- vue and represented West Virgin- ia in the National 4-H Congress where she appeared on a nation- wide television hook-up in 1960. She is also president of the Shep herdstown Methodist Youth Fel- lowship; and three years of her high school career she has partic ipated in band and chorus and she carried the lead in the Senior Class play ' rhe Egg and r'.' tonal Honor Society at an initiat- ion dinner held at the Charles Town Methodist Church. And one of them-Gaius Lee Brown-receiv- ed a double honor by being nam- ed the winner of the Reininger life and go after it. Reininger was introduced to the group by Danny Eismon, pres (dent of the Honor Society who pzesided for the dinner program. Miss Nancy Smallwood, the first winner of the Reininger a- ward, was introduced and briefly she told the group of what win- ning of the award had meant 1o her anti how it had helped in shaping her future. Mrs. Nora Drish. the former Nora Cheshire. winner of the a- Scholarship award. A (Turn to Page 5~) son of Mr. and Mrs. Gains ' " Lee Brown, young Lee, was the third winner' of the $I,000 scholar ,I -,,-*,~kl~v Hllfl~..u... I.~ ship presented each year to theI, +T m-~t deserving senior of the Gor-[ u -- ~,, m don Eismon Chapter of the Honor ] namen rremlem Society. An outstanding student,| Lee plans to attend college and] P,um A,,,,A then go into the ministry. ~IlalIIU~'I t~tdl~lllllllgll~lg As a junior at Charles Town High School, Brown received the Franklin Marshall book award for outstanding achievements in Eng- SHIRLEY HUNT Election of officers featured the organizational meeting of the newly elected Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce held Tuesday night with Shirley Hunt, prominenl Charles Town banker, churchman civic leader and fire company president, being named as the new president. He will succeed Joseph Staley. Harold (Chuck) Kisner, assist. ant manager of the Cmnmunity Oil Company of Charles Town, and long.time a prominent civic leader, was named first vice-pres- ident; and H. S. Clopper, JY. own er and ope/'ator of the H. S. Clop per Real Estate and Insurance Agency, who has also long been active in civic and ~community af fairs, was named setond viee-pres (dent. The board unanimously re-el- ected Herman W. Willis, promi- nent banker of the Peoples Bank of Charles Town and churchman, as treasurer and S. Brooke Black ford, as exectltive secretary of the organization. Church Services To Be On Daylight Time lish and social studies. He was selected Comnmnder of the Char- les Town High School Band Camp for the 1960 season and as a stu- dent director of the band for the 1960-61 academic year. Also an active participant in extra-cirruclar and conmmnity or ganizations. Lee is president of the Charles Town Key Club and past lieutenant-governor of the Fifth Division of Key Clubs. He is a member of the Charles Town Methodist Church and the Metho Methodist Church and Methodist Youth Fellowship. During the Summer he served as a counselor at the Methodist Church Camp at Manidokan. He is treasurer of the Charles Town-Ranson Teen-Age Canteen. Reininger Presented Award Charles F. Reininger, president and general manager of Powhat- an Iron and Brass Company of, Ranson, presented the award to Brown. And in making the presen tation, Reininger told the stu- dents of the wonderful .opportun- ities open to young people today that were not available years ago. He challenged them to keep their minds straight and their heads clear and to" set an ambition in plans for the lights for the foot- ball field need the support and The three attractive and talented young ladies shown above especially the attendance of ev- will represent the Citizens Fire Company of Charles Town in the ery member on May 3rd. Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester on, Thursda~v, April 27. The young ladles were the three finalists in the recent Charm BIRTHDAY. WEDDING sad Kevue and as such will ride the Citlsens Fire Compa~ay Float in the MOTHER'S DAY CAKES baked Fireman's Parade Thursday night. From left to right:---Miss Ann to order. SEVENTH AVENUE Allen Bell, Honorary Lieutenant; Miss Patrlla Ann Burns, Honorary PASTRY SHOP, Phone 708, Fire Chief, and Miss Mary Hood M&ys, Honorary Lieutenmat. The Chaxles Town. ' " above picture was taken at the Chaxm Revue on Friday night April 27-May 4, 1X--I~P where Miss Burns was crowned MIss Charles Town - Kan~on. In keeping with the general plans for this area to go on Day- light Saving Time, the local chur ch services will be on "fast time". beginning on Sunday morning, April 30. One local church's outdoor bul- letin board was noted .to empha- size this by carrying these words "Wake Up and Worship Daylight Saving Time begins April 30", stated one of the ministers: "The more emphasis that is given to[ this change in time, the less con- fusion there is on Sunday morn- ing." Tile second jury trial of the cur rent term of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County is scheduled to get underway in Charles Town this morning, it being the case of the City of Ranson vs Nevin Shaffer. As a result of a traffic accident in Ranson last January, Ranson City Police charged Shaffer with failing to yield the right of way. lie was cony(tied in lhc Mayor's court and it is from Ihat cony(c- lion that he has appealed to lhe Circuit Court. On Tuesday of this week the City of Ranson was involved in an other appeal from the Mayor's court, when John F. Ambrose ap pealed from a conviction of ex. ceeding the speed limit. A jury deliberated about fifteen minutes and brought in a verdict of not gmlly. Two civil jury cases arc set for file early part of nexl week, On Monday the case of W. D, Chapman vs The Aetna Insurance and Casualty Company is set for trial. Chapman had some mach- inery and equipment insured with the defendants Company a- bout lwo years ago when it was Will Represent State Organization At Meeting U. S. Chamber Commerce totally destroyed by fire. The property was insured for $1,900 P.P. NELSON and Chapman seeks to recover that amount. The defendant con tends lhat it is only liable,, for the reasonable xalue of the properly and that $1,900 is an excessive val ue. Chamber of Commerce of the Un Nexl Wednesday the case of (led States, scheduled item April Thurman Shirley vs tIarry Shir. 30. lhrough May 3. in Washin~lon, Icy will be tried. The plaintiff has . C. P. P. Nelson of Italllown will represent the West Virginia Chamber of (.ommercc'~ at lhe 49th Annual Mcetin~ of lhe sued for $608.75 for labor alleged Iy perf(~rmed for the defendant in 1955, 1957 and 195S. The defend- Nelson is with the Valley Board Corporation. He will he part of the Stale Chamber's nine mem- ber delegation representing the viewpoint of West Virginia busi- nessmen in the formulation of p~ltey hy the U. S.Chamber. ant claims that the 1955 account has been paid and that he is en- titled to off-sets against the major portion of the 1957 and 195g ac: count. . ,;i, oys ! A perfect site for relaxation 'The beauty and history of the en tire development is magnificent. The modern and artistic club- house is luxurious. And the fl)od was grand. These were some of the remarks of lnembers of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 19. when one of the largest turnouls of the Charter membership went to Shannondale, a lovely retreat located in the :Blue Ridge moun- rains along the Shenandoah River. southeast of Charles Town. Mr.-and Mrs.'Charles M. John son anti their son, Charles A. "Bud" Johnson, were hosts to t he Chamber of Commerce for a tour of the year around mountain re- sort which was climaxed by a bountiful roast beef dinner in the huge and luxurious clubhouse. The group went h) the Shan- nondale site by bus and private cars. where lhey were .~reeled at the main offices of the develop- ment by Mr. Johnson and his .~on and taken on a limited tour of the area. The four wound up ill the clubhouse for dinner. Joseph Staley, president of the C. of C. presided for a short bus iness meeting held during the din her. William (Pap) Jackson of the Blair Division of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation: ('lay Leps of Kastle's Met+s Store: and TURN To 6--J JOHN LITTLETON When the 1961 Commencement exercises are held at Harpers Fer- ry High School next month the two highest scholastic honors that can be achieved by any students will go to Johfi Littletoq and Judy Auvfl, it was announced this week by Principal Carl Auvil. Littleton will be class valedic- torian for the 1961 graduating class and Miss Auvil Will be the salutatorian. Littleton will finish up his high school career with a scholas- tic mark of 3.82 with the follow- ing school activities: he has ser- JUDY AUVIL ved as class president, has been outstanding in football, basketball and track. Ile has also been a member of the school band and the National lionor Society and the Yearbook staff. Miss Auvil finishes her high schopl carter with a 3.80 average for the past four :years. She par- ticipated in the following school activities: school band,head ma- jorette, Glee Club, Na{ional Hen, or Society, Future Homemakers of America, Pep Club and the Yearbook staff.