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May 14, 1959

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jW tTm R FORECAST. sunny but some cloudiness windy, highest about 71. e cooler with of frost tonight, lowest Friday fair and quite near 60. Continued Outlook for Sat- and a bit warmer. "Serving The Charles Town Ranson and Jefferson County Community Since 1844" e t t e~ 6 e # e e 4 o e 6 ~ e e e TWO SECTIONS NO. 20 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER *N ..... T S ('HARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COI W. VA. IH[.ILDAY, MAY IL 1959 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERA(IE I'RI('E 10 CENTS Will Pay More As T Or Bell n In Mental Health the office of the Jeff assessor earlier %his Progress being made of real and confirmed that property ~taxes Countians, due be up. the year when Program begun t'he has been re-ev assessments in virtually without SUCh assessments ~his year. In a hum ces the valuation on been doubled wl~h of increases being all other coun of the increases review by t,he coun ~ill meet this sum ~by law, to go over by the assessors. ~he way ft a house ,and a lot :has been as- on echo basis of a When you get this Fall you can figure to be in increasing your an how much the When the Boa~xt and Review meets can 'appear and valus;tion if is inequitab- I reason real esta)te is to corn- of tax money law exempting In fox.ned in 1958 de- To Wind Up County Chief Depu,ty Assessor Kathryn Trussell stated this week ,that she and the other deputy asse~ors for Jefferson County were ,attempting to wind up the assessment of per- i sons and property in Jefferson County "as soon as possible" and urged the cooperation of all per- sons concerned. The word going out of ,the assess ors office is: If the assessor hasn't seen you, you'd better see him. The law imposes upon each person F~he responsibili,ty for declaring his property for ,taxatAon whether call ed upon by t'he assessor or not, Persons owning motor vehicles are ,again reminded that if 4hey do not declare them for :taxation Vhis year they will not :be able to secure state license pla,tes in 1960 since they would have no receipt Showing they had ,been taxed. A Federal District Judge in Washing,t~.~ lust week distressed thes ui,t pending in Federal Cou~t money accounted and four rail- tot:a2 assessed a figure tha,t percen of assessments. Sin is no Ion authori,ties sta to increase on other ty- or be fac- o,f funds wit,h ~OUnty obligations Other county ser- for the in- tha~t ,St,wte au{h' values in are out of line state aid %0 l,l be penalized ~nts are Ohe eo-lrt house assessments on the only as- would be used up ,o par". ,pointed ou~t would be saJme basis they ago, wit,bout made for de- on house source sa'id, are being doubled. To at 8 of trhe Board County Inc., C. F. Re~ninger, evening, DST in %he of Jefferson Rein~nger ~ndance a,t this Plans will be of Jefferson Park, May 30. bhere which had been filed 'by [ The Jefferson Coun ty Mental ,pital for pat,ien,ts who are wai,t- [HealtJh Association :has named ing to :be com, mi~ted to a men,tal J Mrs. Willard Martin and Mr. Char hospi,bal as there is no ~)lace at les Smi,bh as co-chairman for t:he t'he present time except the coun ,annual Bell Ringer Campaign, a .ty j,ail. Also ~he AssociWtion 'plans In,~t;ion-,w~de c.a.n~pmgn, which will ,to funnash ,t~ansporb~tion for |be conducted Monday evening .those who wish counseling at the [May 25 from 7:00 p. m. un:til 9:00 guidance clinic for ch.ildren and J p, m. in Jefferson Coun!ty. Each adults at Marti, nsburg. This clin- [civic organizwtion ,is being asked ic has a staff composed of Mr. lid canvass one street in Charles John Graham, social worker, Dr. Town on ~his march against men- Clarence Schi}t, st,aft l~laych,iatrist tal il'lness, the nation's Number 1 heaH, h problem. Camp~gns will also be conducted in ~arpers For- and Shepherdstown. and Dr. Meredi:th Green, clinical psychologist. There will be a reception a,t the Iffilleary House following the cam paign 4n h~nor of the workers who have contributed their time for ,Vhis worthy cause. *Mr. Smi~th, local funeral dir- ector and businessman, is a for- mer 'president of the Jefferson County ~Menbal Heait~ Society. Mrs. 1Vaptin is ,also an active mem Mary Dyson, et al, against t'he J me~bal illness, her of t~he society and the Charles President and Trustees of StorerI The Jefferson Coun~ty Assooiat- C0]lege. The plaintiffs had filed their J ida for Mental He al~h has adopted suit to enjoin the ~l~orer Coliege 171~e;PrnJ~:tsd f,f: :hq~li;aa~ngr~yea~t authorities from transferring the assets of ~he now defunct Harpers Ferry i,nstttution 'to Alderson- Breaddus College a,t PhHlilapl, W. Va. The court in Washington ruled Vhat it had no jurisdiction ~to hear the ma,tter of which the plaintiffs complained. Attorney Henry W. Morrow, counsel for Storer College, said ,that in view of the decision an ef- fort would be made as soon a pos- sible to transfer the Storer assets to Fhlllippi. He stated he had a- greed with counsel for ~the plain- ,tiffs that no substantial move to Action continued at a heavy pace in Circuit Court here this week as the last jury trial of the current Term was scheduled to get under way this morning. To be heard in cour~ today is the civil action of William Roy vs William Jackson. Roy is seeking to recover damages in the amount of $7,500 against Jackson. He char ges that last May he was proceed- ing towards Martinsburg on Route 9 abou, t two miles north of Charles Town when Jackson, who was then serving as pol:ieeman for the town of Ranson. shot him from l~he rear in an attempt to stop him. The case, which is being [effect tlhe transfer would be made :as long as the litigation in Wash- ~in~ton was pending, but that .the action of t'he federal court in dis- missing the suit terminated Ihat agreement. Sheriff tlehle Testifies Sheriff C. A. Hehle appeared before a special sub-commit.tee of ~he United States Sena,te in Wash- ington on Mc;aday of ~this week to tesbify on a bill introduced in the Senate vChJch would create a youth conservation corps. The bill was introduced in bhe Senate by Senator Hubert Hum- i phrey, of Minnesota and was im- mediately referred 'to a special sub eommfttee under the dnairman- ShiLp of Senator Jennings Randol- ph of West , Virginia. The bill would in effect recreate 'the old Civilian Conservation Corps. Heh- le, many years ago was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Ches Available At 11 noon. Scheduled ,for Memorial Day n!lgt~t is a.-b~nd concert by t~e Charles Town Hig~ S,~hool band at 7 p. m. to be ,f~llowed 'by a re- cord 'hop conducted by Allen Drake I~al,tim~re @lsc jockey. The record hop will be held on ~he park's tennis cou~t. A country h~m and u savings bond will be given aw~y '~,$ an !muLr ,to be a,nnounced latter. FURNACE AND HEATROLA CLEANING--Call 545-R, BUDDY FRAZIER. March 5-~f.--FP ATTENTION--FREE GAS THE RANSON ATLANTIC SER- VICE STATION (on the Ranson ~irele) WILL GIVE AWAY 10 Gallons of Gasoline to the lucky vinner each week. Drawings on ~aturdays at 2:00 P. M. WADE BENNETT R. M. SMITH, DistributOr. May 22 -t f.--I~ at Jeff Wl*l:l offici,ally P. m. on Sat- announced l:btely, gen in,uugural exer Charles ~i:ll man ~he A. M. to be lunChes eontt~i,n celery. Pickles, po cookies available un members n advance box lun- eaclh. be aval- t:o p!.ck up /)ark. hour car commit - of even%s ~hrough tter- Town Junior Woman's Club. If ~there are any inddviduals who ,w,lsh to sol`icit ,for this cam,peign please contact either Mr, Smith, t~he Charles Town General Hos- or Mrs. Mart~n. AWOL's Surrender to ISpirit-Advocate Will.Be State Police IOn Sale at. Magaha s Three of the five Army AWOL's [New Market Manor th. a ?h r es Lnw %to tme%" vaPerr I beeAnn 0t'dh rd n wst aiae'ndre' tyle, h,ht y c ased for some distance through or more other places in Jefferson, fields and a wooded ,area Sunday Berkeley, Clarke and Loudoun afternoon i,n Vhe Bardane section Counties where the Spirit of Jeff- of Jefferson ,county, surrendered erson -Advocate newspa, pers are to police w,hile t~he Other two are d, istributed and sold every week. still at large. The most recent newsstand outlet Tlae trio on surrendering had to take on Vhe sale of ~his news- only a small amount of .change on paper is Maga:ha's new Market ,~hem ~nd they said ,they were .~r Manor ~t t,he corner of Route 9 ed of hiding and running. Even and Jefferson Avenue. The papers though t'hey ~have been AWOL are now being delivered to the .from Camp Meade, Md. for five new Market Manor each Thursday days and were heading 'Wes,t, Bar af, ternoon just as soon as they dane was all the fwther West ,they come off the press. You may l~ave ~had made it in Vh~t period of your copy reserved every week by time. asking ei,Vher Glenn or Newton Charles Town Sta~te Pol,ice recei Magxha, proprietors of the new 'red word shortly afternoon Sun- and modern Market to have it for day tlh,et the five men were riding you. This la,test newsstand outlet, a/reight train due to stop at Shen added to the numerous other out- a;adoah Junction. Trooper Truex lets l~hroutVhou~t Vhe four-county ,and Ward went ~o S:henandoah area assures advertisers of an ex- Junction ,to a~pprehend .the group, ceptionally wide distribution of ,but the train d~d n~t stop there, this newspaper over the trading Instead it continued on 'to Bar-area. dane before making a stop. By the time Sta,te Poli'ce arrived at Bar- dane the group had lef,t the rail road cars and were l~ding ou, t in a nearby field. As socm as Troopers "Ward and Truex sooted Vhem ffney fled. A- bout 5:30 p. m. three of ,the group stopped at the home of .a S~hen- ando~h Junction f~mily and asked thus the State Police ,be called. They said Vhey were hungry, had no money to buy food w~th and wanted %0 turn t~hemselves in,t( the police. They were brought to! l~he Jefferson Cou,n~ty jail and .held ~here until military ,police from C~rr~p ffIeade came for them Mon- day. Cases Against Four Who Threatened Harpers Ferry Woman Are Dismissed Four young boys, three from a nearby area of Virginia ,and one from Jefferson county were takc~n in,to custody Friday nigent about 7:30 by Charles Town Sta~%e Trool~ er R, R. T,-~ex ,and Tommy Ward on a complaint from an elderly Negro woman of Haroers Ferry thu% they had ,t~hrea~tened her wi,bh bodily harm. The Harpers Ferry woman told State Police ~he young men had stopPed her and had ,made nasty and degrading remarks about her as she set in ,her car in ,Ha~pers Ferry. A,t ~a hearing before Justice of ~he Peace Merle Alger Sa%urd,ay morning bhe charges against the young .men were dismissed for lack of evidence. The Kabletown W. S. C. S. will hold a Rummage Sale In Mrs, McCauley's Home, Friday and Saturday, May 15 a~d 16. May 14 - lt.--FP count of the services of $2,106. Warren cla~med there were over- charges in the bill, and that his contract had been with Gall and not with tl~e plaintiff. However, he had given a note for $2,106 pay- able to ei,ther Gall or O'Sullivan Farms in 1955 and had not. at that time, made any major protest about the bill. Following the ver- dict the defendant made the us- ual motion in arrest of judge- ment, to set aside the verdict, and grant a new trial and Judge Rod 'gers took the motion under advise ment. On Monday of this week Judge Rodgers, acting as both judge and , jm'y at the request of both s,des, tried before a jury, is expected ,to decided last all day. the case of Mary Claget,t . and others vs R K Wall and Last Thursday a jury dehbera- ot'hers, ren'dering ctecision in fav- ted nearly two hours and Vhen re- or of the defendants. The plain- turned a verdict in favor of Ru:th tiff'had sought to recover damages C. Funk'houser in a suit against H. from the defendants for opening N. W,arren of Alexandria. Va. The a road in the Maplehurst Subdivis plaintiff charged thwt she and her ion in Charles Town, but the court horse trainer, Frank Gall, had held the~- had no case. boarded and trained some race Court will be in session here! horses for the defendan,t at the de through Monday of next week, op- fendant's request and ~that the de ening next week in Ma~inburg for fondant still owed a balance on ac tt~e regular Berkeley County Temn I Be Dedicated Monday Services A te, a yea, of plannin Magaha's Grocer I working the new and modern sem~bly of God Church which only recently com,pleted on Fair- fax ]~oulevard in Ranson will be formaly ded+cated Monday a.fter- noon in special services to be held ~t 3 p. m. and 8 p. m. ft was an- nounced Wednesday by t~he Roy. Albert F. Stine, pastor. For ehe past several mor~ths now ~Vhe fast-growing congregation of 'Jefferson county's newest churc*h has been holding worship services in the basement of the church bu,t i,t was only In the past week that the beautiful sanctuary of the church was completed, Roy. Stine said. For the special day t'he Rever- end Kelley Wigfield, Superinten- dent of the Potomac District Of t)he Assemblies of God Churc:h and the Reverend Frank Fra~ton will be guest speakers for the ,two ser vices. The Rev, Mr. Wigfield will speak a*t %he af, ternoon service and ,~he Rev. Mr. Fra~t;ton for the even ,ing service. The public is eo,'di~Hv ir~v'~+~d ,to a~ttend both of ~hese services. ~t was just a year ago m ~v~a, cn ,t~at the Reverend and Mrs. &tine came *to Jefferson County ,to build a congregation a,nd a church and i~hrou~h >the splendid cooPeration of ~he pe(rple of Ranson and near by the ~hm,ch has been built. And i,t was the suPervision and faith- fulness of the Reverend and Mrs. Stine w,ho even did some of the construction work themselves ;tha~ made the project become a real- ity. The Rev. Mr. Stine said Wed- nesday he invites everyone to at- tend the church and enjoy t,he sin~ing of old fashioned hymns and gospel messages. Becomes Super. Market At New Location Af*ter 31 years of continuous op erations t,he Magaha Grocery store, which has been loan, ted at the corner of West Washington and Lawrence streets, has become a victilm of suburban movement .v~hich business establishments have been following in years as the store has been moved to a new and modern building located at the in,tersection of State Route 9 and Jefferson Avenue. Swturday ,marked ,the $inal day for Magaha's grocery business at ,the old location. Monday Mr. Ma gaha was doing business 'as usual a% the new location. Plans .are no,# being made for stag,ing ~t grand opening of the new store, ,the date to be announced later. The new store is to be known as the Sup- pere~te ,Market Manor. Thirty-one years auo t,he late John H. Maga~ha first opened a small grocery store in .the Wash- ington street location. For 18 years he did business there. Then 13 years ago Newton M. Mag,aha took over Vhe business and he has been operating it since. Now a new partnership has been formed by Newton and Glen Ma- Limest RECIPIENTS, PARTICIPANTS:--Several employees of Moler Plant, Millville, axe shown with C. F. Beukema, President of Michigan Limestone Division at a 25-year Safety and Service Dinner held Tues- chty night at the Camp tlill Methodist Church, Harpers Ferry. Mr. Beukema (~nd from left) of Detroit. Mich.. is presenting a 40-yeax service witch to Cecil D. Rickard of Miliville. Shown left to right ~tre:---John H. H. Penweli, of Millville. who received a 30--year service emblem; Mr. Beukema, Mr. Rick- re'd, Harford S. Br&ckett, of Haxpers Ferry, who was awarded a 35-year service emblem; Lester M. Mose, St., the plant Maintenance Foreman, and Cla,.wton J. Frye, of Millvllle, who received a 35-year service emblem. Employees who were also honored ~t the banquet but are not shown in this picture included Louis L. Upright, of Harpers Ferry, 35 years; Hursell W. Caniford~ of Mfllville, 30 yeaxs, and EHls R. Williams, of Miilvtlle, 30 years. Edgar Pooh Named Head Lions Club In Charles Town EDGAR POOLE Election of officers for :the year and a film on "What Radio Can Do To Help You" shown by Leslie Golliday, owner and operator of Radio stat, ion WEPM in Martins- burg and WiLlliam Vickers, a mere bar of ~he staff, featured the reg- ular weekly meeting of the Char- les Town Lions Club held Tuesday evening at The Thomas Jefferson Hotel. Edgar F. Poole, long an active member of the club, was named as the club's new president. Other officers named were: Hugh Via, t~irst vice president; H. C. McCor- mick, second vice president; Don- ald Noland, third vice president. Directors for two year terms were: Guy Miller, Willard Martin; treas urer, Henry Waller; secretary, Rob err Willis; .tail twister, Marshall ,Brown; and Lion tamer, Richard l%iely. The movie shown by Golliday and Vickers was in keeping wi~l~ it:he observance of national Radio !Month. mhe IAon-~ wHI hold anc~t~ 'l~' ' c~l Hop a;. the Jr. High ..chooi Friday, May 15 also on S~turday will be t.he mon,thly Scrap Paper Collection all are asked to have ~heir paper vchere the collectors can see it ,a,lso i,f any one wish to bring ,t:heir own paper in the can pu, t it in fron,t of the :paper room on Mildred street across from Whl%more Lumber Co. he Lion and their ladies wilt go to the Shenandoah Downs on Tuesday evening for a dinner i meeting. They will be ,served din- ner on the Star Li,te Terrace by the Shenandoah Downs. AH Lions are asked to be on hand by 6:00 P.M. On June 9 the Lion,s ,and Ladies will be served by the Wainwright B~ptist Churc'h this being an an- nual occasion. 6oode Brothers Get Dealership in Charles Town For Pontiac Cars An,nouneement was made this week by E. M. Kr~tine, Zone man ager for the Pontiac Motor Divis- ion of Oeneral Motors, that Ooode Brothers of Charles Town have been named as authorized dealer for sales and servicing of Pontiac automobiles. $93,000 Additional Money For Schools Involved in Issue Although 196i) is generally referred to as "election year." for some Jefferson ('ountians this year seems to be the bi " election year, especially f()c the peol)le in and around Charles Town, as twice al- ready this year they have been called Ul)on to cast their decisions on issues at the voting booths and another election is comino" up Tues- I day. This election next week, however, will be on n county- wide basis with the voters bein~ asked to approve at a special school levy election an additional $93.000 for furth- er financi~g and improving the county s school 1)r(>ffram. With considerable publicity ing been given the election thro- ugh various public forums, mail- [ ings, newspaper anno:lncelnenls and reports, a better tilg:~ average turnout of voters is being antici- pated for Tuesday. All polling places in the county will open at 7:30 a, m. DST and close at 8:30 p. m, DST and the same polling places will be utilized as for any conn~ty, s'tate or nation al election, except that voters of the Jefferson a,qd Euclid Avenue sections will be voting at, the new Charles Town High Schooi. In order for tim issue to pass at least 60-percen:t of the ballots cast must favor the referendum. The decision to call for bhe spec in1 school levy came after a spec ial Citizen's Group made suel~ a reque.% of t.he jefferson County Board of Education in April. This group which had been namd by the board sometime previously de cided on this method as a mea.ns of raising additional funds h)r financing and imiproving the county's school program. Way #)period , Tl~ way wa.~ opened for t.he peo ~le of Jefferson Coun, ty to vote an additional 50-percent sc~hool levy pla~ with l~he enactment of the "Better Schoats Amendment" by the West Virginia legislature last year. The legislature told school officials Oaen that they would have to look to county sour ces for more school revenue and then made i.t possible for thent to do wit'h the approval of addition- al levying for school purposes. The proposal which the vot.ers will be balloting upon Tuesday will produce an estimated addition al $93,000 for t~he county's .~chool program to cover the cost o,f three points which were given priorority by the Board of Educa,ti(~n from a list of seven approved by the Ci,tizen's commit,tee. The three programs are: Establishment of a $3.600 ,basic salary for teachers with a bachel- or degree, whici~ represents an in crease of $450 per school term over the present salary. This in- crease to 167 teachers plus So