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FORECAST. sunny and warm of afternoon thunder- 88 degrees, tonight COoler. lowest near 50. sunny and cool. high- "Serving The Charles Town- Ranson and Jefferson County Community Since 1844" TWO SECTIONS n Read By More Than 20,000 People Every Week NO. 19 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY, MAY 7. 1959 COMPLETE LOCAL NE~VS COVERA(iE PRICE 10 (LNI, Prison Term Looms For' l~uth C. F;mkhous- FarmS,scheduledagains,tto He To Explain Special and jury in the of Jefferson County The case was set at 9:30 and will entire day. claims the defen- I to her in the a- 06 by reason of an et whereby she and dertook to train cer es owned by the de- defendant admits 'ere placed in the k Gall at O'Sullivan ~r]" . ~es that he ~s m- Plaintiff, Mrs. Funk a jury returned a as char~ed in ,the of West Virgini:a vs The defendant, a Negro, was char- manslaughter. to krilling Charles Shepherdstown, by to dearth last mon- of an argu- Ury returned i.ts ver, made ,the usual of judge men~t, to set aside, and and the ,court under advise- if ellowed wi,th it a possi,b- from one :to five Yo ~' of chis week ~he absence of a jtlry, 'and argumen,ts of of W. L. D unn The case is an ap- of a justice of Wall had not corn conditional sales he repossessed Previously sold to Seeks damages of $300. court, acting again and jury. will 'hear in the case of el, vs R. K. Wall a proper- Maplehurst Sub Town and is oriignal proceed las Term, of in Jaa~uary, rernaJn in session all and v~itl adjourn on '~1-8. The term has heavies ,to ,be held ; Years. Excess Levy Program To help further explain the needfor the additional finances which will come wi.th the passage of the special levy election for the additional 50-per cent levy permi't ted by .the "Better Schools Amend meat", ,passed by the 1959 West Virginia Legislature the following schedule of Torum meetings has been arranged for various parts of Jefferson Coun,ty it was announ cad this week by T. A. Lowery. Superintendent of Jefferson Coun.ty Schools. All such meetings scheduled will be held on Day- light Saving Time, Lowery said. 'May 11 -Harpers Ferry High ,School at 8 p. m. ,May 12-Kearneysville School at 7:30 p. m. sponsored by the Par- en.t-Weachers Association. May 12-Leetown S'~booL spon- sored ~by the Leetown Parent-Tea chars. May 13-Summi.t Point School, 8 p. m. May 14-Charles Town Junior !High School at 8 p. m. j 'May 15-Blue Ridge School at 8 p. m. Lowery said these meetings ~have been called for by the Cit- izen's commi.ttee which in conjun ction with the Board of Educa~tion worked up a seven point schools improvementlprogram. The .pur- pose of the ~neetings will be to further explain t~he special levy, 'what i,t wiN do and w.ha:t i.t will cost in ,additional taxes a~d also o answer any questions which persons at 0he meeting raight be seeking answers for. Has Program Dinner Kiwanians wfl,l .this Thursday to thvm by Joe of the Po- Power Company. Mr. Lyle Noli who of the even- be an importan.t board of direcors lowing the dinner at 6:15 p. m. Christian calls of all committee reports for April ue this week and 'his hands Thurs [ Serviv Pins JNattonal Guardsmen Present Cancer Given Employees I Fund Literature To Mrs. A. McDonald Telephone Co. Twen~ty-four employees of .the Charles Town plant of the Gener- al Telephone Company were a- mong the veteran employees of the company honored on their service records at a banquet held Tuesday evening, May 5 in Geo- rge Washington Hotel, Winches- ter, Va. by the Sou then.st Main of fice of General Telephone Com- pany of Durham, N. C. Employees in the Wes,t Virginia properties who were presented ser- vice pins on the banquet program were: Evelyn Ennis, Virginia Mock and Bates Watson, 15 years; Nao- mi Barrow, Lucy Coulter, Merger et Fox, Evelyn Hardy, Roberta Ru d,acil.le, Mary Shade, Leonard Mc- Donough, Glen Ramsburg, Anna Sheetz, Margaret Whitmore and Raymond Twyman, ten-year pins; and Alice Coilis, Betty Demory, Charlotte Edwards, Eva Jones. Le moine Morris, Nine Vickers, ,Mary Whitmore, Curtis Bennett, Ethel Engle and Helen Shirley, five year pins Charles Town-Ranson Businesses Change To Summer Hours For DST Adjustment of hours for the Summer Months has been made by Retail Merchants Df Charles Town and !Ranson ~ith this Wed- nesday marking the ,first day for the weekly early Wednesday ~tfter- noon closings. As in past !years ffrom May through the month of Augusi most of the Charles Town and Ranson merchants will close their stores at 12 ~oon ~eaeh Wed nesday instead ~of iremaining open until the regular 5 or 5:30 p. m. closing hours followed during the remainder ~f the year. J tluns are "just abou~t covaplete for the 'bi "Queen Roses" pop ulari,ty c~n,test w,hic~h t.s being staged by Che Jefferson County Hospi,~al Auxiliary to raise money r use in purChasl,ng eq~:pmen, etc. ~or Che hospital. The contest .wi:l~l reach a cHm~ax Frid~y evening June 5 when the winner is crown ed "Queen of Roses" at a dance ,to I'S be staged ,a~ .the Ci,tizen's Fire Eackles J. L. Funeral Hm~ne, H,wll June 5. beginning at 8:30 p. Mrs. Guy Tucker. m. The dance w~ll serve as a eli- Potomac Light & Power Corn- max to a big Block Pa~ty ,to be party, Mrs. Roger Ramey. staged on the Town l(yt June 5. Shenandoah Downs, Mrs. Leon A t~otal of 12 young ,married ard Whitmore. women are already an.tared in t~he Ranson Real Esthete & Insuran- co~test and (~thers are ex~pected to ce Co., Mrs. Willard Martin. be added to the list lwter, 'accord- ~al'ley Board Corp., Mrs. Her- ing to Mrs. O. S. Bloom, General bert Olson. ch~rman of ,the project for the Powha'tan Brass & Iron Works, Auxil+ary. >Mrs. Charles H. Strider Jr. This contest proralses ,to be very Peoples Supply, ~VIrs. Jules tang exciting and it wilt be a marked let. affair being .the fh,st time.young Fuss & DeHcven, Shepherds- married ladies are vieing for a town, Mrs. Donald Fuss. tile. The contes~t is open to mar- P~nso~ Fruit Co., Inc., Mrs. ried women under 35 years of age. John B~sdh. W. & R. Sales Inc., Mrs. Robert The Rainbow Girls will have Nicewarner. ,the honor of securing 5-cent votes , Charles Town Grain & Feed, for t'hese ladies. Vote for your Mrs. Roger .Perry. choice a~d ak. the same time you E.E. Fairchild Corp. P~ans~n, will be supoprting this money rals Mrs. John Bartlvt ,ing project for your Hospl.tal Aux iliary. James W. Strider Is ferry May ,27; Mrs. Bloom sa~d we 'are ~ndeed grateful .to .t~he following business enterprizes who have ~n,tributed ,to this proJeot. If ,there are others who are ~n~terested and wilting to support this project will you please ca,ll Mrs. O. S. Bloom, char ,man. The followi,ng are sponsoring a young married lady- G. CREPS, JR. ~as made .this Carl S, Auvll annual baocal- the commence H~arpers Fe~Ty con~pleted. Craps, pa~tor Church. ,the speaker service to be School Sunday, 27 West Vir- SCares Sen- will ,be New Jury Commissioner; Replaces R. M. Knofl SEN. JENNINGS RANDOLPH l~he princi)pal speaker for ,the Cm"n mencemenrt exercises to be held at James W S~rider, Executive V~ce President and cashier of the Ban kof Charles Town, was ~p- painf~ed ~o the post of jury com- ~n~sisoner for Jefferson County by .an order entered in the Clrcul~t Court of Jefferson County .this week. Strider replaces R. M. Knott of ~hepherdstown, who has held the post Sot the pas~ few years. The ~,ppoln,tanen wil,l .be effective June 1, 1959. The other jury commissioner for ~he County is George ~M. Mul- fen, also of Charles Torn. By law one commissioner is chosen from each major pollti~al .Party. ,~tri- de r ~'s a Democrat. The commissioners are charged width t&e responsi~bHi, ty of choos- ing grand ~nd petl.t jurors ,for reg ular and special terms of ,the Cir- cuit Court. Three such regular ,terms are held tn Jefferson Coun- ,ty @nnual'ly. NOTICE! To the Citizens Of Jefferson County You are cordially invited to drive 8 p. m. in the high school auditor- over the road between Charles lum.. ~ 'Town and Summit Point. Then Bo~h speakers are well known in tell us WHY we should pay high- this section, both having spoken er license fees and more taxes i~t various places in Jefferson when we do not receive our fair county on a mtmber of previous share of the benefits from the occasions, taxes we now pay. One of ~he highlights of ~ H.H. KEEHEVAL, JR. :co .n~nencement program wl:l*l be G.S. POSTON i the recognition, of Miss V, irglnl$, R.L. LIGHT Hardy as class va,lediotori~n' and H.M. LEI~EN Miss Janet S~un~tker as el,ass sai- JOHN F. HENRY u~a~torlan. Charles Town members of the West Virgini~ National Guard present cancer fund raising literature to Mrs. C. A. McDonald of 222 East Washington Street during the state wide Operation Cancer Alert Wednesday, April 29. Mrs. McDonald and her husbandthe Reverend C. A. McDonald, pastor of the Charles Town Presbyterian church, can appreciate the importance of research into the cause ~md cure of cancer more than most people because their II year old son. Bill, died last summer from lukemia. S/4 Lawrence Lloyd, Jr.. left, of 410 North Mildred Street and S/4 Erroll Leslie, center, of 206 West Congress Street are members of Battery B. ist Howitzer Bataliom 201st Combat Arms Regiment located at Martinsburg. Battery B called on residences of Charles Town while members af The 167th Tactical Fighter Squadron. West Virginia Air National Guard called on the people of Martinsburg. (Air Natl~nal Guard Photo The Kiwanis Club of Charles Town again ,this year will prepare and distribute box lunches at the opening of Jefferson Memorial Park on Sa.turday, IV~ay 30. Sale of tLiCkets for .the lurmhes, 'which are $1.50 each began this week Net profits from t'he pro- Ject will be contributed direct:ly to the park. ,,,,, * Heading the Kiwanis commi.ttee making arrangements for the box lunches is Dr. John L. Van Metre. He .announced today that each box wiN- contain fried chicken rolls, Jelly, celery, carrots, pota.to salad, pickles, eggs, potato .~hjps, apples, cookies and beverages. Distribution of the lunches will be made at t,he park between the hours of.11 a. m. and 4 p. m. West Virg" " Green" Program INi !ht At 7:30 At A public meeting aimed ~t sLim ul~ting interest in a "Keep West Virginia Green" program ~vill be 'held at ?,he Charles Town Junior High 'School Wedne.~lay nigh,t, May 13, at 7:30 (EDT),. Mrs. Leeds K. Riely chairman of the Shenandoah~Potomac Region of the state wide program announ- ced .~his week. The general @u:blic is cordially invi,ted to attend and service clubs are PartAcularly urged ,to send a represen.t&tive to the meeting. On 'hand to speak for the occasion wll,l ,be Ca~zl"1 J. Johnson, conser- vation -consul.~ant to tihe Inter- state Commission on the Potomac Rlve~ Basin; and C. Earl" Mullins, co-chairman of the sta,te program aond secre*tary-treasurer (~f .the West Virginia Forest Council. The general aim of the program is to prevent forest fires and edu- cate the public .to the economy of conserva,tion. Co-sponsors of next week's meet ing are members of the Isaac Wal ton League 0Lf Jefferson County and t~he Osaac Walton League of Berkeley County. Workln,g with Mrs. Rtely as co-ehah~fnan for ,this region is Mrs. S. H. Stone of :Charles TowrL The garden clubs of, West Vir- gini~a ~ave taken a special inter- ,est in ,the "Keep West Virginia : Green" program and are making :an extensive effort Vo educate the general public to ,the value of the project Detailed organizwtion and plan- ning on a local level will be map- Announcement To Come Soon On Leasing ,Of Charles Town Turf Club For some time now a series of meetings have been taking place in Martlnsburg wi.th respec~ to She leasing of the Charles Town Turf Club race track for a 54-day period of racing beginfing July 13 and running through September 12. And al:l indica~tions are th,wt an agreement has Just wbou,t been completed between Mrs. Helene I Boyle, wife of the la~e A. J. Boyle and one of several groups interest ed in elasi~g the track. Announce meat of the agreement may come Friday or early nex, t week. I,t is known tha.t a~t leas.t three c~ifferent groups are in.terested in leasing Che t~'ack~ including the grouLpL from l~mlico, Md., which has operwted the track for t;he past ,two meets under ,the name of Cl~arles Town. Inc. William D. Poland secretary of the Wes~ Virginia Racir~g Com- mission, gaid at noon today no re quest 'has as yet been made of the Contm_ission for daftes for the Summer race meet ,at Chm'les Town Turf Club. ~t was though,t however that such a request wiN be forthcoming in the near fut- ure. ped out t)he meeting next Wed nesday ni.h.t. Eight ,regional flir- Many Attend Opening ectors ~have been named through out the sta~te and these regional Remodeled c,g 'War--" directors vill be responsible for or e ganir,~,tion and planning at the grass roots. Mrs. Riely is one of N C al Resta the e~gh*t regional directors, ew. entr . uraflt WANTED: --- Antique Guns. Hundreds of Jefferson coun,tians Phone 737, Charles Town. and wisl~ors ca,me, saw and ad- May 7-1t.--FP mired last Thursday evening, the "New Look" ~h,lch t~he New Cen- COUNTRY HAM AND ROAST Cra)l resbaura~t in Charles Town CHICKEN SUPPER at Middleway ttas ~aken on. Charles Town's old Methodist Chhrch, Saturday, May e~t and one of t'he most widely- 9th--5:00 P. M. (DST). Adults l~nown restauran,ts in the area has ;1.25; Children 60 cents, now also become one of the mo~t April 30 - 2t--FP modern of it's Mnd and it's owner ,and operat~)r Nicholas Carson. FURNACE AND HEATROI.A held a~ "Open House" from 6 un CLEANING---Call 545-R, BUDDY 'ti,l 8 p. m. ,to show It off to ~he FRAZIER. gener~ public. March 5-tf.--lvP From shortly before 6 un,tH ATTENTION--FREE GAS lon g after 8 p. m. ,the *people came and a,f, ter seeing, expressed ,adrf~.r~tion a~t .the beau.ty of b~th THE RANSON ATLANTIC SER- ,t~he ir~terior and exterior of ~Vhe res VICE STATION (on the Reason t, aura.r~t. And in keeling wt,th the Circle) WILL GIVE AWAY 10 new design of the restauran,t-Ear- Gallona of Gasoline to the lucky ly Colgni~lJMana*ger Carso~ had winner each week. Drawings on ~'he good fortune to have one of Saturdays at $:00 P.M. Jefferso~ oounCy's most genial and " wel-known ladles-Mrs. F. L. Bush- WADE BENNETT ong- on hand to ex~tend a person- R. M. SMITH, Distributor. al weicome ~o t~he crowd. Mrs. 22-tf.--FP perfect C. Of C. Names They Came By the Thousands, Yet New Direclors; Mrs. Purcell Quits Four new directors were elected Wednesday night by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce at a meeting held at the Thomas Jeff erson Hotel. Those named were: Joseph Thompson, Donald Eack- les, Allen Marshall and Joseph Staley. President Don Snyder pre sided a,t the meeting which en- joyed a fine attendance. The four newly elected directors a'long with the eight hold-over dir ectors will meet Thursday night, May 14 at 8 p. m. at the Thomas Jefferson Hotel and decide on a slate of new officers to head the Chamber ~'or the ensuing year. Treasurer Herman W. Willis gave a detail report of ,the fin'an- ces of the Chamber ,and said that there were eigh,ty paid mem- bers last year. The resignation of Mrs. Rebec. ca Purcell, secretary of the Cham- ber for the past several years was accepted wi,th regret. This to be- come effective of June 15. Presi- dent Snyder and the members *were high in t~heir praise of the ex cellen work in in,teres~t of the Chamber given *by Mrs. Purcell. A replacement for Mrs. Purcell will be named after the meeting of t,he Board of Directors next week it was understood. A committee of Max Brown, Edgar Heckman- and Richard Brockman was appointed to pro- ceed with plans ,for the Chamber's annual dinner meeting to be held in the near future. The commit- tee was to select e da.te and a guest speaker for the occasion The board of directors, includ- ing the newly elected members on. Wednesday now includes ,the fol- lowing men: Joseph Thompson, Donald Eackles, Allen Marshall, Joe Staley, Max Brown, Edgar Griffith, Conrad Hamman, Geo- rge Schneider, Thurman Whit- acre, John Alfriend, Richard Brockma~ and Mrs. Rosa Hankey. Even though Jefferson county's highways were undoubtedly more heavily travelled last Thursday through Sunday than for any four day period in years Charles Town State Police reported Monday that only ,three minor high.way accid- ents occurred in the county with no personal injtu~es involved and only about $600 in ,total damages. One of the accidents occurred following the races Friday night when a 1953 Plymouth being driv en by Oharles R. Gorisley of Mid- dleway crashed into a 1957 Olds- mobile being drive~ by Sam Grant of Washington, D C., Soutla on Secondary Route 17 and the Grant car in turn cras,hed in,to .the back part of a 1958 Cadilrac being driven by Charles Marcus of C~arles Town. Corporal I. P. Richardson who investigated the accident, said damage to .the three vehicles a- mounted to about $300. No charge was preferred in the case. Earlier F~iday evening abou.t 11 p. m. a 1954 Pontiac owned by Paul ~Morison Biller of Harpers Ferry .was struck on Washington street in Harpers Ferry where i~t was ,parked. The dri.ver of the car which struck the Billet" car did not stop. Charles Town State Trooper R. R. Truex said damage to *the Bill er car amounted ,to about $50. Saturday even~ing about 11:45 State Police Post , Augumented Friday ,By 13 Visiting Officers An,tieipating extremely ~heavy trat~c on the coun'ty's highways Friday because of the Apple Blos sore Festival m Win,chex, ter. Va. and the opening of the new $4,000 000 Shenandoah Downs race track Colonel Hazen Fair, Superinten- den,t of the West Virgima State Police sent in,to t~he county Fz'i- day, 13 additional State Police of- ficers to augument the four-man Oharles Town detachment. Those coming in .to assist Coz'- poral I. P. Richard.