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TWO SECTIONS LATEST IN LOCAL, AHEA SPORTS -= COUNTY NEWS ADVERTISEMENTS SIXTEEN PAGES LOCAL NEW8 -- PICTURES WEDDINGS --. SOCIETY CLASSIFIED ADS 1844 .... The Newspaper Charles Town And Ranson Grew Up With ....1966 102 NO. 17 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047 CHARLES TOWN, Jefferson County, W. VA. THUP DAY, APRIL 28, 1966 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper • PRICE 10 CENTS Town's "no-house-trail- got its first airing Circuit Court of Jefferson here on Monday of this when George R. Staubs and M. Staubs asked the to force the City Council them a building permit the erection and construction permament "trailer-type" on property owned by them Maplehurst Subdivision. September the Staubs appl a building permit from .'ity fathers to place a house on their property and con- into a permanent dwelling placing it on a concrete and connecting it to tank. After much debate, City fathers "tabled" the appli. on the grounds tbat a 1962 prohibited this type of unit. Staubs immediately filed contending first that the did not apply since the would cease to be a trailer was permanently placed property and contending that the ordinance is 1 on the grounds the city fathers have no to tell property owners what house they place on their - - trailer, brick, or - - unless the type constitu- To Hold Banquet At Moose Club May 7 The Charles Town Independent Fire Company will hold its ann- ual banquet at the Moose Lodge Dining Room on East Washington Street in Charles Town Saturday May 7, at 6:30 p. m. A very spec- ial occasion has been planned by the committee on arrangements and a large attendance of mem- bers, their wives and guests is expected. This event is annually one of the highlights of the year for the firemen and their wives and guests. Donatd th Named Vice.President Of Bank Of Charles Town man of the Creative Writing Pro- why they were famous. Both of ject for the Senior Woman's Club the sen~ors spent much time in Mrs. William Henshaw, chair- of history in the community or orary headquarters on surround. ing grounds. Miss Carper selected the "John is shown presenting checks to research and wrote very inform- the two Seniors from the Charles ative essays, which was truly an Town High School, who wrote educational experience. Mi~ Link essays for the contest. Shown left chose the topic, "The Veiled to right are: Linda Link, Segur. Lady," taking her theme from a mia Carper, and Mrs. William statue which is shown in the Henshaw. These essays were to Bower, the home owned by the bring a hero, heroine, or any his- Dandridge family: This statue sets the mood for recalling life torical character to life and tell at the Bower during the Civil how they actually became a part War, when Jeb Stuart had temp- Only Three Have Filed For Office In Charles a menace tO the public Town Munkipal Election h or public safety. e City contends that the c tion asks for a permit to With the filing deadline still a a trailer on the property little more than two weeks away, that the ordinance forbids only three candidates had filed The Staubs admit that in its for election in the May 26 Char. ~nt form the unit is now what les Town municipal election at ramonly called a trailer, b~t nogn today~ . ~it'~ thatis p~rmanentlyit will ceaseawixecpUi~to be[ .~hte, st ~. +f~:~were Dewey A~, i~Um~t councilman and. The City argues it" can~ taffy moved. The Staubs say[ in theVFourth Ward, filed this dwelling can be moved ifI mornini[ for re-electiQ~n to the rouble is taken to do so, and I DONALD S. SMITH Counctl~,:~ and Friday Dr. D. C. its reasonable permanancy Anno ncement _ Master, incumbent Councilman ~ot its movability is the test. !.~ . u . was +nmae on frond the Third Ward. ~o,,~,, ..... ,. ..... • ..... weonesoay mornlng oy James w. Mayor Nicholas Carson, was the ..... 6-,a --^,--o-s~ ,,- o.s. Stri ...... der, president of the Bank of first to state his intentions of Monaay tne matter was Charles Town, that Donald S. seeking re-election. He is seeking v~ until a later date in Smith has been elected vice presi- re-election for his 10th two-year to allow the City Council dent and cashier of the bank. Mr. term as Mayor. to either grant or Smith has been employed for It was also announced this the application (it is pre- eighteen years in the bank and week that the voting precinct in "tabled" and therefore in has worked in every department, the May 26 election will be moved state) following Mr. Strider said. He was elected from the room now housing the the matter will proceed cashier in 1964. He is secretary of county communication center and dismissed depending on the Board of Directors of the the Charles Town Police station the Council does. bank. to the Independent Fire Hall. Brown's Trial" as her theme, liv- ing the time of his trial and bringing events alive during his hours in the Court House pre- ceding and during the trial. This was one of the many educational projects sponsored by the West Virginia State Federation of Wo- men's Clubs and the Charles Town Senior Club was glad to have a part in it. Y ] GEORGE L. STRADER Jefferson County Republicans and some visitors from neighbor- ing counties, will hold forth Sat. urday night in the social room of the Charles Town Moose Club when they stage a "Meet The Can- didate Dinner," the affair is be- ing sponsored by the Jefferson County Republican Club and it will get underway at 6:30. Michael Morrison, president of the County GOP Club will serve as toastmaster for the dinner pro gram which will feature short talks by some eight district, state LOUIS REED and federal Republican candida. tes seeking nomination in the May 10 Primary election. The local Republican candidates will be introduced, but they will not speak since they were given the opportunity to do so at the March meeting of the County COP Club. Two of the top candidates seek ing state offices who will appear on the program are Louis Reed, candidate for Secretary of State and George L. Strader, Republi- TURN TO PAGE 8-A Young men between the ages Corps officials now is that if local of 16 and 21 from this section and boys or boys from close-by are area who are interested in enroll- members of a Job Corps Center, ing in the Job Corps training citizens and organizations in the program, now stand a good section and area where the Cen- chance of being assigned to either ter is located, will be more in- the Harpers Ferry Job Corps Cen clined to support the Center's ter at Zoar in Jefferson County, program and the boys in training "Clean,Up" and Fix.Up" of the Senior Woman's Club and man's Clubs held last month in or at the Catoction Center located there Jefferson County and uke, pet dog of Steve Hooper. White Sluphur. nearby at Thurmont, Md. I TURN TO PAGE 8 -up beautification cam- The novel idea proved to be Mrs. O. S. Bloom, Clean.Up and A revoluntionary new home-' ~z,~ iv ..... _ Was launched this time in a most popular one with the foot- Beautification Chairman for Jeff- town recruitment and assignment "-'----~------- ~s Town in a most unique traveling public and it not only erson County, who is working un- policy is now being inaugurated aaturday, April 23, the day privided much •attention for the der the guidance of the Gover- at some 13 Job Corps Centers in |~t ._~ rive was officially "kicked- project, but it also gave the lad- nor's renewed program in Clean- the country in an effort to instill ~ ~ ~,]~--]rj#77_r~l ~embers of the Charles ies and opportunity to talk to Up, decided that the serving of a town identity with the Centers, l -- ~ - ~- Junior and Senior Woman s many people and solicit their sup- punch to pedestrians would give it was announced this week. I .... Who have pledged to lead port in the campaign to improve them an opportunity to see and Inthe past the policy has been ..... Can.up and fix-up drive this and beautify their properties. The enjoy this bowl and to show how that no recruit enrollee could be Served punch to pedestrians d punch was served from the Gov- ugly litter can be and what live assigned to a Center, located with Considerable cloudiness today, • owntown streets, ernor s Beautification bowl a- litter-bugs look like, even a dog in a radius of some 200 miles of with some periods of light rain vn in the picture (eft to warded annually by the Sears can be a litterbug as shown in i his home town. This policy is now or drizzle. High in upper 40's to "-are: Mrs. Paul Manzuk, Roebuck Foundation for the the picture, being abandoned in an effort to low 50's. Variable cloudiness with Sam Bilotti, of the Junior West Virginia Woman's Club do- i All citizens of Jefferson County get more rural boys into the Job low in 40 s tonight. Friday con, s Club; Steve Hooper, ing the most outstanding job in are asked to please cooperate and / Corps program, and also to gain siderable emudiness ano a little annin,; Kelley, President beautification work. The Charles clean up their l~remises, during lmore community support for the warmer. Saturday variable cloud- unior Woman's Club; Mrs, Town Club won the award for the this week which is Clean-Up / training program, iness, with moderate tempera- s, ah Junior second consecutive time this year I Week, officially declared by all I Jack Wheat, director of the Cat tures. Average area rainfall IMt O.S. I at the State Convention of Wo- I the municipalities of the county, octin Center, said the thinking of } night .85 of an inch. • @- Samuel Johnson Hockensmith, ~ .. 85-year-old prominent Jefferson uonam Edmonds County orchardist and churchman of Harpers Ferry, died Wednes- day in King's Daughters Hospital in Martinsburg following a len- gthy illness. The deceased was born in Em- mittsburg, Md., Oct. 21, 1880, a son of the late Robert Eli and Julia Maxwell Hockensmith. For years he owned and operat- ed an orchard in Jefferson Cou- nty and was not only one of the section's most prominent fruit growers, but he was also active in the Jefferson County Farm Bureau, and the West Virginia Horticulture Society. He was also an active member of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church and an elder in the church. His wife, the late Frances C. M. Higgs Hoekensmith, died in 1943. Surviving are three sons Robert A. of Shenandoah Junction; Ab. ner B. of Shenandoah Junction; and Ernest F. of Harpers Ferry; one daughter, Mrs. Betty M. Ben- ner of Harpers Ferry; ten grand- children; 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Brown Rissler, of ~Charles Town. • Friends may call at the Eackles Funeral Chapel in Harpers Ferry this evening (Thursday)and at the,Melvin T. Strider Colonial leunera1+ Home in R~nson Friday ak~errl~}~r and evening. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at II o'clock from the Charles Town Presbyterian Chu. rch, by the Rev. Carlyle McDvnald pastor ACtive and in-active elders will serve as honorary pallbearer,, Burial will be made in Edge Hill Cemetery. Trooper Devifa Resigns Position At Blakeley Bank signed To Local State Polke Barracks Anthony Devita, of Smithers, Fayette County, W. Va., has joined the Charles Town barracks of the West Virginia State Po- lice, having arrived here Tuesday from his home after having been graduated from the State Police Academy as a part of a class of 23 rookies on Saturday. Trooper Devita was graduated from Montgomery High School where he starred in football and baseball He replaces State Trooper M. M. Davisson, who has been trans- ferred to the Elkins Detachmenf. Davisson had been stationed in Charles Town for the past three and one-half years. Subscribe To The Splrit.Advoeate DONALD EDMONDS Announcement was made thi: morning by Jack R. Huyett, cash ier and executive vice-president of the Blakeley Bank & Trust Company, Reason,.-that ~onald Edn~nds+{who has been sel~+i~g as 4ee.president and assist~ant ~"offfce~ of the b~k; ~+~ signed from the bank staff to accept a similiar position with the Old National Bank Of Mar- tinsburg. Huyett said the resigmiti0n was accepted reg 'etfUlly by the bank's board of directors at a •meeting Wednesday morning. Edmonds, who was with the Old National Bank as assistant trust, officer for some 12 years prior to coming to the Blakeley.Bank, will b+e a vice-president and connected with the commercial department of the Martinsburg bank. He has been with the Blakeley Bank for the past 6˝ years. He resides with his wife and ~amfiy on Kentucky m Two criminal jury trials are expected to occupy the full time of the Circuit Court judge and the petit jurors next week, as the current jury term of the Court continues. Set for trial next Tuesday, May 3, is the case of State of West Virginia vs Dalton R. Broyles. The defendant is charged with unlawful and felonious wounding. The case was originally schedul* ed for trial on Tuesday of this week but was continued to next week. Next Thursday, May b, a court and jury will hear the evidence in the case of State of West Vir- ginia against Lily Pearl Nuckles. The accused is charged with voluntary manslaughter as a re- sult of the fatal wounding of her husband, Warren B. Nuckles, at Shenandoah Junction earlier this year. Today, Thursday, the first jury trial of the term is set for trial, it being the case of Harry Takera vs Nicholas Zemo. The plaintiff is suing to recover $1,270 alleged. ly due him for training of horses allegedly placed under his control by the defendant. The defendant denies the debt and claims that the plaintiff owes him $370. Jurors will not be required ta report for services tomorrow o~ Monday unless the Takara.Zem~ case should carry over. Well fld Conferences To Be HeldNext Week At County Points The dates for the m mthly weft child co lferences for Jefferson County have been set for May 2, 4 and 5, it was announced this week by Dr. Earl Allara, Jeffer. Son County Health Officer, The schedule will be as follows: Shepherdstown at the War Mere memorfal BuiIding, May 2 be. tween the hours of 1 and 2 p. m. Harpei-s Ferry, Wednesday, May 4, at Camp Hill Methodist Church. between the hours of 1 and 2 p. m Charles Town, at the County Building between the hours of 1 Avenue in Martinsburg. and 2 p. m. Former 60P Governor Cecil Underwood Wlfl Be At Repubflcan Dinner Former Governor Cecil. H. Underwood, Huntington, will at- tend the "Meet-Your-Candidate" Dinner to be held by the Jeffer- son County Republican .Club at the Moose Home in Charles Town on April 30, at 6:30 p. m. Gover- nor Underwood will represent John Callebs,' candidate f0P Sec- retary of State in the May pri- mary. Buffs Drug Store In Harpers Ferry To Sell Spirit.Jdferson Papers Starting this week, on Thursday ButtS Fountain Service Drug Store in Harpers Ferry, is re- opening for business and will again have for sale around 3 p. m. The Spirit of Jefferson-Advo- cate newspapers. You may pick up your copy of this newspaper there or have it reserved for you at the store every week. e The membership of the Jeffer- Charles Town, They will replace i for the program. son County Chamber of Corn, Richard Reiter, Lee Gruber, J. ] JohnS, Alfriend, a member of merce, some 38 of them present, Strider Moler and Thomas Step-lthe Charles Town Civic Center elected four new directors to help toe. / and Library Board reported to run the affairs of the organizat- i Announcement was also made + the Chamber that Friday the 1000 ion for the ensuing year, at the at the meeting of the annual a:lth person registered for one or regular monthly luncheon meet- wards dinner meeting and Ladies t more books at the library since ing held Tuesday tn the Rib Room Night to be held at Hilltop House ] the new Charles Town Libr~ at the Turf Diner, in Charles Harpers Ferry; Tuesday evening,] has been opened. Town. May 24, There will be a social[ C.C. Hammann, vice-chairman Those elected as shown above period for this meeting at 6:15, t of the Jefferson Coun~ Economic (left to right) are: A. C. Nerhood, with the banquet getting under-[ Development Co~lttee named James M. Davis both of Charles way a~ 7 p.m. / recenuy ~y ~ Jefferson CotmW Town. Marvin A. Brooks of Shep~ An outstanding nationally.[ Court to make ~ economic all, herdstown; and C. Manning Smith known speaker has been secured[ TURN TO PAGE S,A