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THREE SECTIONS LATEST IN LOCAL, AREA SPORTS -- COUNTY NEWS ADVERTISEMENTS TWENTY PAGES IXgCAL NEWS -- PICTURE~ WEDDINGS--- SOCIETY CLASSIFIED ADS 102 NO. 18 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047 1844 .... The Newspaper Charles Town And Ranson Grew Up With .... 1966 CHARLES TOWN, Jefferson County, W. VA. THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1966 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper PRICE 10 CENTS [] [] trial of Lily Pearl Nuckles, Junction, who is with voluntary manslaug of her husband, Warren B. in the Cir- of Jefferson County ll]orning (Thursday). accused was indicted by Jefferson County grand jury court commenced here last She has admitted to the of her husband as a result altercation in the Nuckles last February, but denies committed any crime, that the killing was in defense. of the case is expected to over until late tomorrow, the State and the de- having summoned a number the second jury trial of the conclude~l yesterday, a jury in a verdict of guilty of and battery in the case of of West Virginia vs Dalton Broyles. Broyles was charg- the gun-shot wounding of W. Dillow, Jr., of the Missiort area. ! m W. H. S. White, Jr.,Charles Town attorney, has been appoint- ed Deputy Commissioner of For- feited and Delinquent Lands for Jefferson County, West Virginia, according to an announcement made last week by West Virginia State Auditor Denzil Gainer. The appointment became effect- ive May 1. White succeeds to the post which was held by the late Frank J. Beckwith, who died in March of this year. Deputy Commissioners are re- sponsible to the State Auditor for the administration and sale of delinquent and forfeited lands for the benefit of the school fund. White is a native of Shepherds- town, where he graduated from Shepherdstown High School and Shepherd College. Upon recePcing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Shepherd he entered West Vir- ginia University School of Law in Morgantown, from which he was graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1940. He is a veteran of World War II, and was honorably discharged from the military service in 1945 with the rank of First-Lieutenant. Following his return to civilian life he served for a number of years as a tax lawyer with the Internal Revnue Service in Park. ersburg. After leaving the Rev- enue Service he practiced law privately in Parkersburg, before P MISS BARBARA HUNT For the first time in the his tory of Charles Town High School there will be two class valedictorians (co-valedictorians) and consequently no salutatorian since two senior girls have tied for the highest scholastic honors in their class. The two who came through the seven semesters of completed work with identical 4.22 scholastic averages and ranked tops in the MISS MARGARET BYRER General Hospital; and a member of the Methodist Youth Fellow- ship. She is also a National Merit Scholarship finalist. She plans up- on graduation from high school to attend William and Mary Col- lege. Miss Hunt has participated as a cheerleader (captain); a mem- ber of the Student Council; the National Honor Society; presi- dent of her sophomore and jan- class of 124 seniors are Miss Mar- ior class; served on the Ways and garet Byrer and Miss Barbara Means Committee and the Junior (BY DON RENTCH) Jefferson County voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, May 10, pick theh" respective party nominees for the General Election in November. And while there will be a certain amount of interest manifested in the state and Fed- eral Democratic and Republican races, the top interest of the voters will be concentrated on the two top county contests--- the non.partisan school board, and the County Court races. There will be two seats on the non-partisan school board up for balloting at this time, and also two seats on the Jeffer- son County CouP. A total of nine persons will be vicing for the two vacancies to be created this December on the school board and seven candidates are seeking election to the two vacancies which will occur on the County Court. The polls of the 26 precincts in Jefferson County will be open ed at 6:30 a. m. DST and close at 7:30 p. m. and while election re- turns will be available at the Spirit of Jefferson.Advocate offi- ce by calling there in person, or via telephone, they will not be reported from the office over a public address system since both the Republican and Democratic ballots are so short this time. The attention of the voters is called to the fact that one pre- cinct has been moved this time, and one new one has been added John Newcomer and Lloyd DS:is Hough in the Harpers Ferry trict; and George Crim, incum- bent, J. Edward Magaha and John Porter Burns, Jr., in the Kable- town district. There will also be a two-way race for the county's house of delegate seat now held by Thorn. ton Wilt, of Bolivar. Wilt is being opposed by Roy M. Stroupe of Shepherdstown, There is also a two-way race for the office of county surveyor this time with Albert G. Hooper of Charles Town and John Kus. the verdict the de- returning to his native Jefferson Hunt. I Prom committee. She is a member moved to set aside the County. He presently maintains Miss Byrer has participated in)of the Future Nurses of Amero and grant a new trial, and a law office in the City Building' the following school activities: [ ica; was a delegate to the 1966 nts on the motion will bel in Charles Town. Future Teachers of America, a lWorld Affairs ~Seminar and at- later in the Term. [ member of the National Honor) tended the Ki~anis Achievement week a court and jury' m- ~o ,~ L, Society; a member of the Spirit-I banquet. She iS aim a member of mr,the evidence in tha coil- ['rWT l~r0~]~ NOT. .... ,~ ~ ee~ the Student Council~ and ;the Rainbow Gills an.d s~rvedon tton case Of Potomac Light , the ~dcoehet staff. Sh~ is also an the recent ~ors ~reakfast Power Comply vs Robert U,,-| B" U'h| Pros|active member andWorthy Ad-[Committee. Miss Hunts future ronise. The utility has con- I IIUI J ~11 t visor to the Rainbow Girls; Pres- plans are to attend West Virginia ted and taken a, right-of-way[ ident of a 4-H Club; a Candy] University and study medical the respondent s land near [ " " It was a long~--ccold and in most Striper at the Charlese Town I technology. rs Ferry, but the parties] An era ended at Powhatan ines which requires a minimum instances, worrisome night for' _ .~'__ ' .. _ ' ..... '_ " been unable to agree on theI Brass & Iron Works, Ranson, of physical effort by the operator, the fruit growers of this section ~lMIwtt*rlt~g" rIJ]P MI~ ~r~ll~f M|~ ]-N r of compensation. I when George A. Painter, a part and polishing belts and wheels and area as the first frosty night m, bu,,w~.-~.,vr we. .-n~v. ......... $..~ the first jury trial of the/ of Powhatan since January 19, for every purpose are available of this Spring season, hit here. ~ ,,,__, ~, t,__ _L ~_ t~_L__.~__m last week, a jury returnedi 1907, turned in his apron on April commercially. Today Powhatan The smuge pots were out in fulli ~|~ |[1 |~|~ ~[ |0 ~|~['|~ :t in the amount of $1,120! 21 1966 to C F. Reininger, Pres- employees enjoy good pay, good force, and while the temperature r of the plaintiff, Harry id~nt ~nd C, enaral Manager working conditions, and all the dropped to 31 degrees it was not * * * , f i he ................. " usa result o a sutt I extra benefits an enlightened thought the frost was heavy en- ]$,~e Of S~r]t=Advoc~te Soc|e~ Friday# 7.30 ....... i ...... Mr Painter, 82 years o d on t nan ille(l aga nat i~mno- no The ,qaintiff claimed October 21, 1965, had a cataract management can offer, but none n "-- ~" i-'r "ra'nin removed from his left eye in of these changes affected Mr. ough to do the fruit crop any ot oeen pa a to t i g for the defendant January and decided that his re- Painter s attitude toward and his rea.l damage; .............. Sam-le~ of both the Democratic The Jefferson County Histori. the trial of the Poto maining vision was so limited dedication to his job. He took ,_.~neIros~ a a~p[eut~, and "Republican ballots will be cal Society will hold a meeting at OUt It was light In most places, ~ " .... 7 3" - m ~'a'" o :_ .,._ ,~..._,... 1 lr U p LYJL y D, lit tll~ ~ltettlW~ and Power Com,~an~ that it was impossible for him to personal pride in his work, he J continue to do good work. He had felt a great sense of responsibility and had burned off within an round in th's issue ot 'me ~p" ittown ~ "new' t~wc" ....... center The pUD hour or so after the sun broke of Jefferson-Advocate and readers " case the court will ad- fora few days to allow the to attend a judicial confer- but will reconvene on Mon- VIay 16, for a final day of !y. Del To Town Seniors ANDERSON, JR. Reverend William P. And- Jr., stated clerk, treasurer executive secretary of the of Winchester, in the of Virginia, will deliver to the seniors at Town High School, Sun- May 29, it was ann- this week by Herbert R. Jr., principal at Charles School. said the services Year will be held in the Town Junior High audi- instead of the Senior High so as to provide bet- for the service which underway at 7:30. Anderson, a native of South na but he was educated in ub~ic schools of Dunedin, and Greenville, S. C. He att- Furman University from he was graduated in 1939 AB degree in business n. He then attended been working part-time for the past two years. The above picture shows Mr. Reininger (left) with Mr. Painter the day of Mr. Painter's official retirement. In announcing Mr. Painter's re. tirement, Mr. Reininger paid the following tribute: "Powhatan was only fifteen years old when Mr. Painter be- came a part of it. It will be seven W-five next year and the story of its growth into the "little giant" of the brass fire protection industry is not for this space. But Powhatan could~ not have become what it is without its people - - people like George A. Painter, who has exemplified the best that can be achieved in the employer~employee relationship. He came to work at a time when the going rate was $5.00 per week for six ten hours days a week. There was no time and half or double time for overtime, no paid holidays or vacations, no concern over sanitary and safe working conditions, no fringe benefits like group insurance, pension plans, etc. Mr. Painter became Foreman of the Polishing Room and during his tenure in that capacity, 1919-1945, great changes in the mechanics of buffing and polishing occurred. He recalls vividly the old line shaft powered by steam which drove all the machines, and he remembers the hours he spent making by hand the wheels used for preparing the brass for polishing . gluing layers of rags together and adding abrasives by hand. Today Pow. hatan's polishing department is full of electrically powered roach- Y--~ 7 - , -- to give a full day's work for a full day's pay, and he was deeply through this morning, should take the time, and use this lic is invited to attend, and William Brown from the Cha loyal. His personal honesty and Laurence Lloyd, local weather opportunity Of reading both bail- Mrs Frank W, Mish will be the rles Town district; incumbent Leo integrity were and are unmatched observer, reported this morning ots closely so that when the Pri- speaker. At present she is Presi-] Widmyer and Ralph M. Johnson His gentle manner and unfailing that the low 31-degree reading of mary Election is held next Tues- dent of the General Adam Steph- I from the Harpers Ferry district; courtesy will be sorely missed by last night was not a record low day, May 10th, they may be bet. en Memorial Association in Mar-~Dr. Hiram Sizemore and George the people of Powhatan -. by the for the month of May. He said tar acquainted with the candi- tinsburg; Chairman of the Restor] A. Boor, from the Shepherdstown old timers and late comers. Mr. the lowest depth to which the dates who they want to vote for, ation of the Jonathan Hager] district; Harvey H. Kercheval, Jr. P~inter has a permanent place in temperatures have dropped any as well as the office in which House and grounds in Hagers-] from the Kabletown District; and the story of Powhatan and there night during the month of May they are seeking. There is a lot town and has been instrumental[ Mrs. James Grantham from the is no one who can fill his shoes, was 27 degrees some years ago. of information on both ballots in the preservation of the twenty[ Middleway District. His years of unselfish devotion May so far, like the month of and it is hoped that readers will eight stone bridges in Washing-] In the County Commissioner's have contributed richly to me and April, has come up with unseanon read and study both of them in ton County, Md. [ race seven persons are seeking to all of our people. We are grate- ally cold temperatures. Lloyd this issue of this newspaper. Her subject will be mainly on [ the two vacancies which will oc- ful to him for sharing his life said the first four days of May[60 T0 ~NDAY] ~U~'~U the Adam Stephen House in Mar-|eur. Theyare: E. E. (Sam) Hen. have brought temperatures rang- tinsburg and its restoration. | kle, incumbent, Howard Koonce with us and we consider ourselves ing between 14 and 17 degrees be- fortunate to have worked with low the normal readings for the him." first week in May. I Read The Spirit-Advocate I I! Out of a total of 3,765 persons' contacted by the more than 170 church people who participated in the Religious Census taken in Charles Town and Ransen. Sun- day, April 17, reports show that a total of 3.664 of them are affili- ated with some church. Sixty per- sons reported they were not now members of any church. The Rev. Richard E. Neal, pas- tor of St. Thomas Lutheran Chu- rch in Ranson. and John S. Alfri- end, Senior Warden of Zion Epis- copal Church. who served as co- chairmen of the Census, said sev- eral observations can be made from the returns of the visitor~ Shown above are Congressional and State Republican candidates seeking nomination in Primary election, and other principal figures prds~nt at the "Meet the Candidates" dinner held by 1 That most persons in Charles Town and Ranson do have some church affiliation, but there are some that do not. 2 - That the public and the the Jefferson County Republican Club Saturday N! ght in the Social Room of the Charles Town Moose workers cooperated splendidly in :..-_,.- _ - ~ :-._ ..z:. : _ Mostly sunny and warmer todayClub. They are as shown, seated (left to right)--The Ray. Temple Wheeler, Mayor of Harpers Ferry., providing the necessary informat- with the high in the mid to Updl~tr who pronounced the invocation and benediction for the dinner program; Mrs. Floyd Owens, vtce-ehatr- ion to complete the survey, but 60s. Fair and milder tonight w th man of the County Rel)ublican executive committee; Michael Morison, president of the County Repub- also a breakdown of how the lowest 44 to 48. Friday partly ltcan Club. Back row standing (left to right)--K. Brant Johnson, of Martinsburg, candidate for the people of the two communities cloudy and warm with high in da for o Con io are affiliated with the various ........... ~.t State Senate; George Strader of, Buekhannon, candi te Congress from this See nd gross hal church denominations. me 7us OUtlOOK tor ~amrnay variable" cloudiness and not as District; Francis Love of Wheeling, candidate for the U. S. Senate; Cecil Underwood, former Gover- The Reverend Mr. Neal said w~,.m ,,a~m~ winda g Mi~I ~r I nor of West Virginia, who represented John S. Callebs, of Htm~ who is seeking the nominatlan that the figures do not however, ....................... ! Bd less this morntag beeemt~ 8enth I far Secretary of State; John L Rogers, of Keysef, eandklate for the State Senate; and A bert ( m ) Include every resident of the two erl~ t; to 10 ~ ~ oft~iteea, t Ilnnlek of MarUnsburg, candidate for Congress from the Seeead Dl~rlet. (Photo ey Jim Tabb.) communities, because It wu not in Ranson Precinct No. 17 will ner of Harpers Ferry as the tWO be operating from the new Ran- candidates. son grade school and Precinct 10 And in contrast to other years (a new one) witl be operating when there has been a host of from t~oldRansm~ grade~cboot, contests for the various Just~_e The Igechanicstown ptecin~et: l~ss of the Peace and Constable offl- been moved to the Bltm l~ldge .c~si~ rite ~ ~mty d~triets School house, there is 0nty One e~le race In the race for the two school this time, that one in Middleway boards posts, the top vote-getter District, where Albert Lloyd Hel~ will automatically get one of the ry, Jr., Herman W, Charnblil~ posts, while the second position Charles W. Henry and Charles A. will depend entirely on which dis Upwright'are candidates for one trict the second highest vote-get- constable seat. tar resides in. Since the three With only a few county races remaining members on the school on the ticket and both the Dame- board represent Charles Town, cratic and Republican ballot~ Harpers Ferry and Shepherds showing the smallest number of town districts, and since only one state and Federal candidates this person may be elected from each time in some years, voting is at- of these districts, the school board pected to be light and the tabular offices do not necessarily go to ing completed shortly after the the two highest vote getters, polls are closed Tuesday. Seeking the position On the It is not expected that more school board are: the Ray. Rich- than 2,800 to 3,000 voters will ard E. Neal, Ernest M. Dandridge turn out and cast their ballots Tuesday which would mean only about a 35-percent turnout. In the Primary election of May 1962, when there were a number of good county races, only 37-per cent of the voters took the time to exercise their voting franchise. With the polls closing at 7:30 and the ballots very short this time,~ the first r~turn~ from the precincts should be coming the Spirit of Jeffersolt office by 8:30 ~nd they will be tabulated tfl this office as quickly as they come !n it was stated. ,ossible to see everyone. The census cards and printed church directories showing the various churches in the two com- munities and the times for their services are now being re1~urned to the individual churches for their own uses. The census in the two commu- nities was sponsored by the South Jefferson County Ministerial Association. with all the churches in the two communities having been invited to send members to help in the survey canvassing. Eight of the 14 churches provided 170 visitors. The breakdown of the church membership shows the Methodist Church to have by far the largest church members in the two com- munities, the number listed at 1,170. The Baptist church ranks second with 587; the Episcopal 8; Church of the Nazarene 5; Eastern Orthodox 3 and Chrl~. inn Science 1. S thm Advisory Committee To Hold Ladles' Day The Farm Home Advisory Corn mittee of Charles Town Southerrt States Corp., will present a Lad- ies Day Program,at the Commu- nity Center at Bardane, Wednes, day May 11, from 2:00 P. M. to 4:00 P. M. D. S. T. Mr. Jack Lindsay, A. L. D. inter ior designer for Maidstone, In~ Hagerstown. Md., will present a Church is third with 517; the Presbyterian Church, fourth with 430; the Roman Catholic Church l asked has 296; the Lutheran Church, ] to Call Mr. Tom :, Sou* 272; the Assembly of God, 104;[thern States, the num. Pentecostal 92; Church of the[ bet is 72~2212. Brethren, 44. Church of God, 39;~ All Farm Women Club mere- Kings Apostle Holiness, 41; Sev-lhers are asked to contact Mr. enth Day Adventls, $I; Chureh~ Kirkpatriek also, if yottre of Christ 16; Latter Da~ Satnt~,|ning to attend, L