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REPORT! and cool With rain mud- at times today and hast in the 60's. and the 50s. Friday rain end- by mostly cloudy and afternoon. Outlook for fair and warmer. II TWO SECTIONS • Read By More Than 20,000 People Every Week I "Best For News and Advertising Ill Charles Town--Ranson and Jefferson County Siffce 1844" NO. 20 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. ]HI RSI)DAY, MAY 11, 1961 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENTS Town Senior High above) will be one of -attractions of a big show to be stag- ion field in Charles May 17 at 8 Performers will be in is to be held as a ual benefit of the fire companies of 1. The Shepherds the Friend- of Harpers Citizen's and Indep Companies of Charles get an equal share will feature high from Shepherdstown Charles Town and Band of Charles Well as the chorus of United States Di~ for the Northern Dis- ~st Virginia will open on Monday, May New ,County u John Bartlett, general manager of the E. E. Fairchild Company plant in Ranson and vice-presi- dent of the organization the past year, was named president of the Jefferson County Junior Chamber of Commerce at a meeting held Wednesday night, tie succeeds William Anders. Other officers named were At- torney Roger Perry, internal vice president; Paige Jenkins, exter- nal vice-president; Edward Raw- lings, secretary and Danny Staubs treasurer. Named to the board of direct- ors were: Hugh Williams, Harold "Chuck" Kisner, Robert Wade, Connie Hammann, Norman E. Kis ner, Joseph Staley Ridhard Hart and William Anders. Two Tru- . {:ars Involved In Two Minor Shepherdstown High and Page of Raymond Frazier acting as County Road Accidents Jackson High School. coordinator. The Shepherdstown The high school nmsicians will Fire Company has been represen- T- " "~i"-" hi-h" a .... in-'*~ be augumented by outstanding ted. in the planning by their able occurred" ~in" ~e~fers~n'~'~Coun"ty performers from all over Jeffer-~met, Lee ~organl. [ Sunday and Monday in which two son County including the choirTickets may be purchased from I trucks and two automobiles wore of the Charles Town Methodist "" " I g to the extent of $350 it members of any of the file corn dame ed Church. panies. Student tickets sell for lwas renorted Tuesdav bv Charles Featured vocalist will b'e Mrs. $.50, adult for $1.00 and fami Y ITown State Trooper W. R. Bar- William Snyder of Shepherdstown tickets for $3.00. A family ticket I low and Mrs. Richard Reiter and Mrs. admits a fa'ther, mother and all -" ........ James Green of Charles Town. ~ ....... I Trooper t~arzow sam ~awaro oi melr cmiaren. . [ Bob Seal, 38 of Route 2, Charles In addition there will be a rock This is not only the first "t~me Town was charged with driving to and roll band to round out the complete program, that all the schools have appear- the left of the center of the high This is the first time such a ed together for such an occasion way in the face of oncoming traf- production has been held in Jef- but is is the first time that all fic following a two car conision ferson County and will afford ev of the volunteer fire companies Sunday morning about 11:25 on eryone an opportunity to see all of the county have joined in a Secondary oRute 26 near U. S. of the high schools of Jefferson benefit• The fire companies are Route 340 about 5.6 miles south County at their musical best. sharing equally in the benefit and of Charles Town. The program has been well all are taking part in the work I Trooper Barlow said. a 1955 rounded out under the direction and in the sale of tickets. Plymouth being driven West on [Route 25, by Seal, struck a 1950 i : tit,,,, ml,',,k,&lk lU,~&,,,,-- [Ford travelling east and being frills [IIL IUI lll WaI UI! [driven by Walter Frank Painter ] 27 of Waterford, Va. Damage to i blamed Clerk Jeffersoa.... ]the two cars amounted to about • 1.3o0. ..... - t , - a~ ~ . ~ Monfiay afternoon about,~2"~ * t, oum'y uratt aoara IWinst ad Lamar Viands, 47, Charles Town, was charged with Miss Elizabeth G. Watson, dau- following too close following an ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer War- accident between two trucks son of Halltown, has been named which occurrd 3.3 miles South of as the new clerk of Jefferson Charles Town on Secondary Rt. be impanelled for County Selective Service Board 27, near the intersection with t is expected to ex- Mr. William J. Brown, principal No. 45, it was announced Wednes State Route 9. a ,period of several of the local senior high school, an day by George R. Heidrich, chair Trooper W. 1~. Barlow said a jurors have been in- nounces that an awards assembly man of the Board. She succeeds 1959 Reo truck being driven West report on Tuesday will be held May 12 at 9:00 a. m., Mrs. Helen GleniL who resigned on Route 27 by Alonzo Mort, 23 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. The public is the post April 30. of Route 7, Frederick, Md. was first is a consult- invited. " New ;Four Are t The Jefferson County Board of and Biology at Education, meeting in regular session Tuesday evening in the board offices, accepted the resig- nation of six teachers, granted a leave of absence to one and ap- pointed 13 new teachers and made one transfer. The resignations were: Miss Mary Writt who has been teach- ing at Shenandoah Junction grade school the past three years. She has accepted a teaching posilion in the Berkeley County School sy. stem• Lige Miller, principal and teach er at Shenandoah Junction School. Miss Betty Patterson who has been teaching Science at Harpers Ferry for the past 17 years. She also has ac6epted a similitar teach ing position in Berkeley County. Mrs. Lorna L. Wade who has been serving as county music dir- ector for the grade schools. Ronnie Rice, mathematics teach er and football and basketball coach at tIarpers Ferry tIigh; Da- vid Adkins, social studies and Shepherdstown Itigh; Mrs. Max Derr of Shepherd stown, to teach tlome Economics and Science; Miss Rebecca Shaf- fez" of Martinsbt/rg, who will be graduating from Shepherd Col- lege next month to teach English and Girls Physicial Education; Miss Barbara Ansetl of Spring- physicial education teacher and assistant football coach. Mrs. Emma S. LocRe, who has been teaching at the Shepherds- town grade school, has been grant ed a three months leave of ibsen ca. Appointments Mane Appointments were as follows: W. O. Macoughtry of, Smnmit Point, who has been teaching at James Wood High in Winchester, Va. will go to Charles Town Jun. ior High; Douglas Lutman who will be graduated from Shepherd College next month and Roy Era- sons of Martinsburg who also fin ishes at Shepherd next month, both will go to the Charles Town Junior High. Named to posts at Charles Town Senior High were: Mrs. Mary Simmins, a transfer from the Junior High; Alpha Wilson of Salem, who was graduated from Salem College last ye~ and ~ho has been doing graduate work at West Virginia University, to teach Science and Mathematics. Mrs• Archie Smith was named to replace Mrs. Margaret Gracey, at Harpers Ferry; and Raymond Frazier, Jr. of Ranson will suc- ceed C. C. Arms'as director of music at Harpers Ferry High. Agricultural Extension DivisiOn. Miss Gladys Smith of Morgan- Sale of a i939 unused bus was turin, who will be finishing up at also authorized by the board and West Virgihia University next some minor transfers in the bud- month will teach Mathematics get were approved. Dixie-Narco Company of Ran- son, one ~f the nation's top manuf ~ acturers of soft drink vending ma chines will be paid a special high tribute Tuesday evening, May 16, field, who has teaching in the when the Jefferson County Chum- Hampshire County schools for the her of Commerce honors the eom past three years, to teach at Shen puny as one of the leadmg mdus- andoah Junction. tries in the county. The recognit- ............ ~ ion will be given at the annual in ~sss ~nane ~nyuer oaugnter oz ....." .......... Mr. ano-Mrs:. Don •Sn'ydel" of Chart stallau°nt', oz ine C. ot C. Io oe 0¢ Tawn nnr] lofforcnn t~aumv'¢' held at ttilltop Itouse Ilarpers terry at ~ p m first recipient of the West Virgin .__ ' '... • : ...... :. ,^~.:~,., ..... t...~ ..... t.:.. ~.^. The atlalr Will also oe marKe¢l been named to teach music in the oy Lames night wltn a num oer ol ,,rade schools of the count,, other awaros to oe presentea io ~" ~" ~. business people of Charles Town Miss Norma Hott of Paw raw • . , and Ranson who have made re- who.has ~en ass~stant.dwector ot cent improvements which make music m the county schools was • , . , . ". ," for u more desirable and attract. moveu up to replace Mrs. wane ive business area as" director. .................... Principal speaker on the pro- Carl Barr who will be graduat- gram will be'Roy steeley, vice. ROY STEELEY ed from Shepherd College next president and general manager of month was given an elementary the Dixie-Narco plant since Dixie- tonal Cathedral School for girls appointment but has not as yet Narco, Inc., purchased a part of in Washington. been placed, the Victor Products holdings in The newly elected officers of Retirements Ranson in June, 1957. the C. of C. who will be installed The board alSo certified for re., Steeley is a graduate of Pratt are: Shirley, Hunt, president, suc- tirement Miss Martha M. Phillips InstitUte School of Science and ceeding Joseph Staley, tiarold of the Charles Town Junior High Technology of Brooklyn, N. Y. (Chuck) Kisner, first vice presi- faculty who has been teaching for having majored in mechanical en dent; H. S. Clopper, Jr., second the past 43 years; Miss Lucy Sawn gineering. H also completed po~t vice president and Herman Willis ders of the Eagle Avenue School graduate work in the field of en- re-elected treasurer. and Miss Beatrice Miskimon of gineering at George Washington There will be a plaque present the Harpers Ferry Grade School, University, Washington, D. C. He ed to Dixie-Narco and it will be both of whom have also been con- is a native of New York and is for splendid leadership, in pronm- nected with the Jefferson county married to the former Dolores ling the industrial expansion and teaching field for many years; Funkhouser. They have two child- prosperity of this area. and C. C. Arms of H~rpers Ferry ren, a son Lee who will be gradua Officers and representatives of High., The group being retired ted this Summer from Johns Hop other organizations and clubs in has a total of more than 160 years kins University with a degree in the county are expected to join in the teaching profession, industrial engineering and a dan- with the C. of C. for this special Gordon Walper was named as bus driver for the Shepherdstown ghter Dolores, now attending Nat. droner program. district and Henry Gardner was Public Clinic Being lanned Fo named custodian for the Shep. ~ r herdstown tIigh School. The board ai~proved a COl~inua Immun zing Ito A !ainst Rabies ' tion of the scholastic insurance I plan which has been in effect4or . --------: ..... . ........ ~. 'a number of years, with t hd Ptlr~t . Rabies is a treac~ous ~adly " ..... ~~T---~-----7-; Life "Insurance Compaz, y (,f flisease w~ietl~a~ ~ait:" arty ~om: '~ TOWN B~nds Greensboro, N.C. munity at a~y ~'hml all warm The board also approved contin blooded animals can, and do often ..r^ Spring nation of the financial support it have rabies. The disease is an a- Present has been giving 4-H Club work in cute, specific, rapidly, paralytic May 15 At 8 Jefferson county in cooperation infection communicated from'rub C0ncer with the West Virginia University id animals to a susceptible animal through a wound usually produc- Th~ hands of Charles Town ed by biting. Junto, l z . School and the sen Each year in Jefferson County ior ttigh School will present their there is much discomfort, danger annual sprin~,,, concert at 8:00 p. and expense to the residents of m. DST Monday, May 15 under the county caused by animal bites the batons of John Pestun. dir- suit of the of America against n county land own- merit is purchasing secretary of the of 288.45 .acres 'for )ses" in the Middle- Point section. been Awards to be presented in- Miss Watson, a transfer from making aturnintotheT. W. Dil B1 k lay Now . an dthisyearasinpastyearpub ector and Lee Brown, studentdir- elude: Journalism, Quill and the Department of the Army Re- low driveway when his truck was lic clinics are being planned by ector. The concert will be held in search and Development Chest- struck in the rear by a 1960 Dud a. e the Jefferson County Health de- the Junior High School Auditor- Scroll, and Honorary Service,to cal Corps at Fort Dietrick, near ge pickup truck being driven by • ~ partment when dogs will be im: ium. Journalism class, presented by Frederick, Md. assumed the post Viands. Armored Carn~ Service munized against rabies. The com- The complete program will also Mrs. Viola Scholl; Music, present- plated schedule will be announ- feature two soloists from the band ed by Mr. John Pestun; Boys 'Monday. - Damage to the two cars amount State by Mr. Manning ~mith; Rho Miss Watson, a graduate of Her ed to about $50. ted at a later date, said John R. and three piano solos. The piano derdendron Girls State, by Mrs. pers Ferry High School attended ~ D-~V Cooper, Senior Sanitarian, of tile soloists are Patsy Grant, Rosella Richard Snyder; Franklin and Gouchester College in Baltimore, Three ers County tIealth Department. Kern and Becky Pestun. Program Marshall Book Award, by Miss Md. In 1954 he became associated Immediate treatment of anv anas follows: have imal bite, by a physician is a must all property owners Martha Kochenderfer; History, D. with the staff of the Newton D. Beginners Band and it is against A. R., by Mrs. Charles Langdon; Baker Army Hospital near Mar- Apprehended By P01ke with the animal being confined Junior Band March-Taylor -~ condemnation pro- The Hyman Viener Award, by Mr. tinsburg and from there she went and ~bserved for fourteen days. 'Liza Jane-Arr. bY Ostling ~ibeen brought• The Jacob Viener; Spanish and Fren- to the Tillton General Hospital at Two Virginia men and one from Each year in Jefferson County Little Mohee-Kinyon "r acreages involved ch Award, by Mrs. Jean Marie Fort Dix, N. J. Then in 1947 she Ranson, were arrested for drunk there is much discomfort, danger ~. McCormick 42 ac- Shipley; Cheerleaders, by Miss went back to the Baker V. A. Cen en driving and one Ranson man and expense to the residents, cans This Old Man--Reynolds . Bane, 16.45 acres; Pauline Moore; P. T. A. Science, ter and wa~ there until 1952 when was charged with permitting an ed by animal bites. Grandfathers Clock---Kinyon A Western Tune---A. R Pinto Gruber, 12.23 acres, by Mr. Norman Kisner; Thespian she went to Fort Dietrick. intoxicated person to drive his Rabies ean be regulated by con Battle Hymn of the Republic-- l May 29 is Cunning by Miss Thelma Pearl Commer- Miss Watson is from a family car, it was reported Tuesday by trol of stray dogs and wild can. Kinyon ompany against W. cial Award by Mr. Willard Mar- well known in Jefferson County, Charles Town State Trooper Tom ines such as foxes and the immun JUNIOR BAND Inc., involving pur- tin; Valedictorian and Salutator- her great grapdfather having my Ward. " ization of all dogs against this Aladdin's I~amp---Weber ~t used in construe- inn by Miss Vii'ginia Rider; Citi- come to this country from Eng- Trooper Ward said Thomas Cur disease. The Laws of the State of Air National Guard zens of the Year, by Mrs. Jean land, and for many years owned urn, 31 of Leesburg, Va. was up- West Virginia require that all ~Medley of American Songs-- dogs be immunized against rabies Ortone the Municipal Air- Marie Shipley; Americanism A- and operated Watson's Woolen prehended about 5 p. m. Friday every two years. Holiday In Spain--Pinto ~insburg five years ward by Mrs. Richard Snyder; Mill along the Shenandoah River on State Route 9, north of Ranson Indian Princess--Weber illtiff is represented Camp Horseshoe by Mr. Willard near Big Eddy. when it was noticed that he was ~ Itand Me Down My Swinging Phillip Golstein of Martin; Athletic Awards by During her tenure of service driving his ear in a rather dizzy Charles Town s Clean=U Cane ltill P Dwight Myers-Cornet I). C. Coach Ronald Phillips; and Sum- with the various U. S. Govern- fashion. He was headed towards i. mit Point P. T. A. Award. meat installations, Miss WatsonRanson and when taken before ad S~ i Awards to be presented at grad has received commendations and J'ustice of the Peace Merle Alger Par e Is ccess l South--Mo,ensENiOR HIGII IfdSung Speaker tlation are the D. A. R. Citizen- superior rating awards from the he was found guilty and fined $50 ~ling, Park historian ship to a senior boy and girl. The Department of the Army. on her and costs and had his driving priv Stagec[ through the principal ttall of Fame March-Olivadofi ,~ . Strider Lamp Award and the Ath- outstanding work. ileges in West Virginia revoked, streets of Charles Town and Ran- Symphony No. 3 (Excerpts)-- erry will be guest Brahms l~Yokefellows Bible letic Award to the senior having Robert V. Henry of Morgan- " Thursday afternoon about 3 p. soz~ last Th~.rsday ni~,,ht, Charle~ Hansel and Gretel Overture--- been outstanding in athletics town, field supervisor from the m. Trooper Ward arrested Abner Town and Ranson and Jefferson Humperdinck • aries Town Presby- through four years of high school, state Selective Service headquar- Lee Anderson of Ranson on a County got off in ~he r~gh direct- Wonderland by Night-Newman h Sunday morning• ters who has been at the local of drunken driving charge. He was ion towards a 'Cleaa vp, Paint-Up James Robinson-Cornet Omptly at9:45 a. m. Summit Point P. T. A. To flee for the past two weeks" will driving an International truck be. and Fix.Up' prograta with a well When Yuba Plays The Rumba ,ads a cordial invita be leaving here Friday. longing to Robert Lee Carey of pr,'~sented mile hmg parade un-The Tuba--- Hfipfdd Sitors to meet with Hear Valley Chanters At Ranson. Carey was also arrested dor the direction of William An- Dixieland Band--Moffitt , Singing under the Monday May 15 Meeting * and charged with permitting an ders of the 'Jaycees. With the Big Time Boogie--Moffitt • E. Brenneman will The Parent-Teachers Associat- C0un 4-it Membm intoxicated person to drive his ve Charles Town H,gh School band a. m. with Mr. Kis- ion~b~ Stlmmit Point will meet at hicile. Ate hearing before Justice leading the long procession of civ l~t ~e 4=H S~d of the Peace Roger Clipp, both ic Clubs units, floats, bands dress May at 10 A. M. Mem- the school a'~ 7:30o clock DST on 0bJe ay By pleaded guilty to the charges, e.d.up individuals~ fire trucks, girl :efellows Class are Monday evening, May 15th~ Sehed-- • a special effort to uled for this meting is a musical Trooper Ward reported also vcout troops~ and numerous other that on April 28, he had arrested attractions the oara(l~ I)egan o,~, Day For First program to be presented by the AttendmgBapttst Church jo n A Pennypacker of *Winches The Blakeley Bank and Trust I ume, starting fro~m the C. L. Rob At Ran ivities For Valley Chanters, a very well livery is placed in a strong box inson Ice and Cold StJrago plant son School h known group gathered from oar- One hundred fifty 4-H Club ter, Va. on a drunken driving Company in order to speed up located beside the banks Drive- in ganson. The well rounded par |e Sc 00[ parti°us toWnSof thethr°ugh°utshenandoahthe easternvalley, tendedmembers'theleaderSannualand4-HParentSchurchat" charge.charles HeTownWaSonheadedstate Routet°Wardsg, the processing of checks on out In Window. This is for the con- ade was declared a hug~ success May 19 will be enrollment day when apprehended. He posted of town banks has now become a venience of the after banking by everyone and those who bad This promises to be a very enjoy~ serviee at 2:30 P. M. on Sunday, bond of $50 and later forfeited it. member of ~he Armored Carrier hours pick-up and delivery, charge of the project came in tor for pupils planning to start in the are to enter first able program and the~publie is May 7. The service this year was first grade at Ranson School. Mrs. held at the Baptist Church in ~ll~l, vided by the Armored Carrier Blakeley Bank used the mail for Avenue School in cordially invited to attend. Service. This service which is pro. Before starting this service the an unusual amomlt b[ praist. Katherine Molar will sign up new • pupils in her room between the be registered on Charles Town with the Rev. R.J. J Russell ,Inc. Corporation.. of Baltimore, Md. sending and receiving" their Woman's Club to Install hours of 8:30 p. m. to 3:00 p. nt. ~, 1961 from 9:45 HONOR SOCIETY TO Urquhart giving a most inspiring • will pick up all the out of town he principal, Mrs. HAVE BAKE SALE talk to the group on "Planning checks cashed in the Blakeley cheeks and even though this was Officers Tuesday- Night According to law, a child must be ~quests that par- The National Honor Society of Your Life to Get or Give".. [0rmal 0pemng lhursday to correspondence bank in as fast as the Armored Carrier Installation of recently elected 5961, Parents should bring re- s birth certificate Charles Town High School will Special music was provided, by Bank each day and deliver them very satisfactory it was not quite 6 years old before November 1, • She wishes also stage a bake sale in front of the a group from t~e Dolly Madison The formal opefiing of the new Washington, D. C. At,the same Service, since the~ checks could officers will be the feature of the cords showing required shots and nts that children store room formerly occupied by 4-H Club under the leadership of J. Russell Frills, Incorporated time the Armored Carrier Service not be processed by the city .meeting May 16 at 8 P. m. of the date of birth. ars of age before the J. C. Penney Company store Mrs. Dorcas Ramsburg. David Furniture and Appliance Store on will 1Sick ~p all the checks drawn banks until the mail came in the Senior Woman s Club to be held BIRTHDAY, WED~~ on West Washington street Satur Pine, Ronnie Widmyer, Donald 309 W. Washington St., Charles on the BIakeley Bank which are next morning. By this system at the Hilleary House. exercises will be day. The sale will begin at 8 a. m. Ott and Donald Magaha were ush- Town, W. Va. will be held Thurs. cleared eath d$.y b'y the Federal though the checks will be process Mrs. O. S. Bloom will ~ in MOTHER'S DAY C~KF~ bake4 to order. SEVENTH AVENUE May 23rd at 8 and will continue to everything eres for the service and are also day, May llth with Mayor Nieh. Reserve Branch Bank in Balti. ed by the shift working in the charge of the program. 'Your PASTRY SHOP. Phone 708, is cordially in- is sold For sale will be pies, rolls members of the above mentioned olas Carson officially cutting the more, Md. and bring them to the city banks as soon as the checks Place In Public Affairs" with Lee ChLrles Town. eggs, fudge, etc. club. Blakeley All pick-up delivered banks. "