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May 18, 1961

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~R REPORT! rain begimfing by late With a chance of ~t few this afternoon, high- 70 today. Some rain and tonight, lowest in 50s. Friday clearing and for Saturday fair and II I II IIlIIII Ill][I III I " ~: THREE SECTIONS Read By More Than 20,000 People Every Week III "Best For News and Advertising In Charles Town--Ranson and Jefferson County Since 1844" , J WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARI,ES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THITRSI)AY, MAY 18, 1961 COMPLETE LOCAl, NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENTS NO. 21 the heaviest terms of here in years conclud- of this week, leav- with a number of items on the calendar the court decide to ourned term on J'une who were in all service during the ordered to report back journed term. was so heavy that time in memory a Was held on the final term. The case was Longerbeam vs Tucker, Sr. and Tucker, Jr. The of an auto accident last December and sought to recov damages in the a- Her car had in a collision with a the senior Benton by his son. While failed to appear it "~ssary to impanel a the evidence to de- damages. Miss Lon- llowed the amount jury concluded W. SHIPLEY Principal of school announces W. Shipley and Mr. have received ~s in the field Guidance respec- will attend a lan- at West Virginia June 17 to Aug- were only 24 lan- selected to partic- program from this are to ae- teachers with the of teaching rood: languages. Native Mexico; Spain and residen- primary object- being the of instruction. has taught in the ,stem and at High School She holds an A. B. hearing the evidence in the case of Rodye Butler and Meda Butler against Smith's Transfer Corpor ation and returned a verdict in favor of the Butlers for $13,825. The case had been in litigation for about two years. The Butlers were suing for damags for de- struction of their house at Rippon as a result of a truck owned by the defendant going off the road and demolishing it. Without contest on Monday of this week an order was entered awarding Jefferson Motors Com- pany, Inc. a judgement against J. J. Mangrum and Rita Mangrum for $1,727.68. In the case of L. D. Carper, et al vs Jacob H. Dutrow, et al, an order was entered last week con- tinuing the case until May 12 but no further orders were entered so that the status of the case is not known. The court also entered an or- der last week appoiflting Roger J. Perry, local attorney, commission er in chancery. He replaces D. K. Koonce, who had resigned. Six Divorces Granted During the term six divorces TURN To 6---A Town Senior High MR. WILLIAM F. JORDAN degree in secondary education- wit teaching fields in Romance Languages and social studies and English. Her scholarship is award- ed by West Virginia University through funds derived by the Nat tonal Defense Education Act. Mr. William Jordan will attend a guidance and counseling instit- ute at Marshall Universily at Hun tington, W. Va. from June 5 throu gh Augusf 5. Mr, Jordan received his B. S. degree in Education from Morris Harvey College in Charleston, W. Va. His teaching fields include physical education and social stu dies. This is Mr. Jordans first year of teaching in Jefferson County Schools. The graduate credit earned by atending the in- stitute this summer may be ap- plied toward the M. A. degree. His scholarship is awarded by Marshall University through funds provided by National De- fense Education Act. Council Only Contest, In Town Election May 25 is day in Charles to be generally time there was Since the office of tip for voting this will be only one race. Results of the voting should be available within a short time after the polls are closed since there will be only one contest to tabul- ate. Lowell Hetzell Will Be Speaker Sunday For Builders Bible Class Lowell Hetzel, an executive of Standard Lime and Cer0ent Com- pany of Martinsburg resident of Bakerton will 'be guest speaker for the Builders Class of the Char les Town Methodist Church Sun- day, May 21. A cordial invitation is extended to all visitors and all members are urged to attend. WOMAN'S CLUB MEMBERS TAKE NOTICE I Don't forget to contribute All Your Rummage and O t~ter Articles for Hospital Jamboree. of four councilmen and three of the running for re- They in the S. Steeley in the and Harvey H. Leh Ward. ward incumbent Jones is again, but two political arena ~ffice. They are prominent ~ssman plant mana- plant of Victor be open from until 6:30 p. m. tO, be done at the Mills 0 Modern Filling Station, In anson tI. L. Mills has opened a large gasoline filling station on Fairfax Blvd. in Ransom This is the tenth and largest H. L. Mills Station hay ing a frontage of more than 300 feet. Other H. L. Mills stations are lo cated in Martinsburg, Winchester, Hancock, Hagerstown, Westminis ter, Frederick, Ellicott City, Way- nesboro and Chambersburg. H. L. Mills stations are actually large super markets for petrol- i eum products, receiving directly from the refinery in railroad tank cars and large motor transports. All H. L. Mills stations have lar- ge storage tanks to accomodate large deliveries. H. L. Mills stations do not offer greasing, washing, changing of oil nor do they sell tires or batter ies. They sell a very large quatit- ies of gasoline, kerosene and mo- tor oils--usually at lower prices than most other stations and they give away free premiums with gas oline purchases, every day in the week an official of the company said. These prmiums are on display at each station and are given .out there. Mr. H. L. Mills was Mayor of Hagerstown from 1949 to 1953. He has been in the oil business Blakeley Trust l ompany To Show Off Banking { !uarters At Open Saturday "ng l,For Drive I nds On May On Monday, May 22 7 to 9 p. m. a Bell Ringers for Mental ttealth will call on homes in Charles Town and Jefferson County to tell lhe facts of mental illness and how the mental health associat- ion can help id case of need. Church bells will be sounded at 7 p. m. signalling the opening of the drive. There will also be a house-to-house drive in Harpers Ferry and Bolivar and the Farm Woman's Club of the county will work the rural areas. Ten clubs will take part in this phase of the canvassing. Following the canvassing the workers are invited tq the ttill- eary ttouse at 9 p. m. for a recep- tion to be given in their honor by the Mental Health Committee of the Woman's Club. Mrs. ttugh Via chairman of this committee, will be in charge of the reception. The caller will also ask for a contribution. The Bell Ringer Campaign for Mental Health is a nationwide effort to raise funds ~Aeeded by the local Mental ttealth ssociation to do its share in fighting mental illness, as part of the National Association $or Men- tal Health. Mrs. H. H. Itunter, Campaign chairman urges all citizens to as- Total personal income, per cap ita income and retail sales all reached record heights both in Jefferson County and in West Vir ginia during the year of 1960, the West Virginia Chamber of Com- merce reported this week. Preliminary estimates by the Chamber of Commerce set person al incomes in Jdfferson County last year at a record $34,810,000, for a per capita income of $1,865.. Off These figures represent gains of $2,815,000 in total personal raceme and $137.00 per capita in come over their 1959 performan- ce. Jefferson county's per capita in come was $173 higher than the state average. It was one of only 14 counties to have an average higher than the state average. And in Jefferson county last year retail sales increased by $1,- 505,000 from the 1959 level to $19,424,000 in 1960. Jefferson County was one of 46 which did better in total person- al income-which includes wages and salaries, fringe benefits wel- P for 34 years having started his first station in Hagerstown and gradually growing until now, there are ten H. L. Mills Stations. Closely associated with him are his brother Hunton P. Mills and his son Courtney M. Mills in his business enterprises. "Senior Citizens Night" Topic For Kiwanis Prog. A.program entitled "Senior Cit- izens Night' is scheduled for the Thursday night dinner meeting of the Charles Town Kiwanis (!flub at lintel .Thomas Jefferson. Dilqner will be s~rved by the Blue Gras~ Inn management at 6:15 p. m. Those scheduled to be on the pro-~, gra.m are J. Burns Huyett, Thorn ton T. Perry and Lee Bushong and they are expected 'to examine our community's pastrecord to see if we have progr.essed at the average national rate. It should be interesting indeed with such exponents of past history here as the three above named gentle- men. BANK FOUNDERS:--Shown above are (lfet to right) :--George (Flicker) Mttllen, president of the board, and R. J. Funkhouser, ~chairman of the board, two of the four original founders of the Blakeley Bank and Trust Company, making the initial deposit at ,the bank's new drive-way window when it was opened a short time ago. Officers, directors and the staff of Blakeley Bank and Trust Company of Ranson, will be host Saturday evening from 6 until 9 p. m. to customers and the people of Jefferson county at an Open House which will mark the for- mal opening of the new banking headquarters located in the Wash ington Shopping Center at the Ranson Circle. Not only is the public invited to inspect the bank's new home and, iFs all modern facilities, but attractive and useful favors will be distributed to men and women and balloons to the children, Er- nest O. Siler, bank vice president and cashier stated. George (Flicker) Mullen, bank president, said the new banking quarters have been planned and constructed not only to provide the fullest and most modern con- veniences and services for the public today, but also for the growth and expansion of Jeffer- son County. Although the history of Blake- ley Bank is comparatively short in years, having been founded only about 12 years ago, it's grow th has been rapid and heavy, bank officials point out. The seed for a bank for the town of Ran~n and a fourth bank in the county, was planted in late 1948 by R. J. Funkhouser Ranson iz~dustrialist, now chairman ell :the bank's board .of directors, i~ iSaw Need Mr. Funkhouser then felt there wa's a definite need for providing more opportunity for commercial interests, merchants, farmers and growers to participate in a thriv- ing and progressive banking fac- ility with trustee powers. And af- TURN To 6---A I A record turnout, about 175 members, their wives and a host of guests filled the dining room at Hilltop House in Harpers Ferry to near "capacity Tuesday night for the annual Ladies' Night and installation dinner of the Jeffer son County Chamber of Commer- ce. Presentation of a host of a- wards highlighted the dinner pro gram which followed a social hour and roast beef dinner. And the top award of the evening went to Dixie-Narco, Inc. of Ran son, one of the nation's top man- ufacturers of soft drink vending machines for the company's lead ership in promoting the industrial expansion and prosperity of the county. The award,~ a bronze plaque on a walnut base was presented by Joseph Staley, retiring president of the Chamber of Commerce, and of the Peace, for his outstanding contribution to the community through a long-term remodeling program on run down dwellings in Charles Town and Ranson. Fourteen other awards in the form of plaques were also present ed for business properties im- provements by James E. Senseney Roy Steeley, vice president and chairman of the awards commit. general manager of Dixie-Narco, tee. accepted it and also delivered the Businesses receiving these a- address for the dinner program, wards aad those accepting were: Staley also presented a special Leggett's Department Store, framed testimonial letter to Met- Charles Town, Bill Orndorff. le E. Alger, Charles Town Justice TURN To 6IA sist in the fight against mental ill nesses by supporting the four front attack being carried on by your mental health association. Your dollars will support a pro- gram of research to treat, cure and prevent mental illness; to in sure best care for the mentally ill through hospital and clinical facilities; to give the public true facts about mental illness and to guide patients to proper psy- chiatric care when mental illness fare payments, proprietors' in- con)e, rentals, interest and divi- dends. Income in West Virginia hit a record level of $3,142 million, or 2.9 per cent greater than in 1959. And per capita income climbed to $1,692 for a new high for the state and 3.7 percent more than it was in 1959. Retail sales in West Virginia reached the $1,782 million level better by 3.4 per cent than in strikes, Mrs. Hunter states. 1959. .J Y. The official opening of the 1961 season at Jefferson Memorial has been set for 12 o'clock noon on Tuesday, May 30 itwas announ ced today by Mrs. Leeds K. Rily, chairman of the inaugural activ- ities. Singalling the official opening will be flag-raising ceremonies by members of Jackson-Perks Post No. 71, American Legion drill team, However, three hours before the flag raising, members of the Charles Town Kiwanis Club will be at the park to begin distribut- ion and sale of boxed chicken din- ners, proceeds of which go to the park's general fund. Kiwanis this week began sale of tickets at $1.50 per box, with the menu to include friend chicken, potato chips, hard boiled eggs, potato salad, carrot. , celery, rolls, cookies, fruit and drink. Lunches may be picked up until 1 p. m. The spacious and completely overhauled swimming pool will be opened at 12:30 p. m. under the direction of J. P. Kearns, prin cipal of the Middleway school. Mr. Kearnes is replacing Bill Gri. fith, pool manager for the past several years who is moving from Jefferson County. The recently organized Jeffer- son County" Chorus will make its initial appearance at the park at lp.m. Activity at the park this week has included cutting grass, put- ting the swings and benches into condition and the continuation of work on the b~ilding of another tennis court. The committee's aim for open- ing day is have persons of all ages visit the park if for only a short time on opening day. The Charles Town spent a considerable part of their W. A. Orndorff Is Named Chairman WILLIAM A. ORNDORFF At a special meeting of the Re- tail Business Men's Association of Charles Town and Ranson, elec- tion of officers for the year was held with William A. Orndorff; manager of l,eggett's Department store in Charles Town, being nam ed as lhe new chairman. He suc- ceeds Robert Willis (ff Swimley Furniture Company. The merchants also decided this year to have other officers ~ong with the chairman; some- fhing which they have never had in the past. And they named J~nie~ E. Sensc~l~y, and op i erator of West~ Austo ~tore as vice-chairman; Robert Willis as secretaiy and Herman Willis was re-elected as treasurer. The ~roup also discussed brief ly progress being made on 'the openin~ of a Credit Bureau in Charles Town. It ~ as- @, ~(d that tile nece., ary numbec ~ membels needed to open and operate a Credit Bur- eau have been ~et'ured and it is hoped that an office tran be open ed and in operation hy .luly 1. Plans are to locate the office in a parl of space occupied by the Smoot Insurance A~,ency in the Sadler Building on East Washing ton street, and to have Buddy Smool, serve as manager of the Bureau. A full time office secretary will be hired in the near tutme and she will he sent to Faquier Coun- ty. Va. for training in Credit Bur eau Work there before the office is opened. The following students received awards at the annual awards assembly held at Charles Town Senior High Sehodl May 12...First row, left to right:--Gary Linaweaver, Jim Ebersole, Roger Dalley, Lee Brown, David EIHs, Stephen Cloud. Carolyn Lehman, Mary Cheshire, Alice Edwards, Pat Rissler, Rebecca Dunn, Jane Rissler, Carolyn Urquhart, Betsy Wysong. Ludmlla Br~thl~,. Pete Peter~on, David Strider, and Bobby DaJley, Second row, ~eft to'right:--Don Ballenger, Herbert Dlnges, Susan Gibson, Ruby Jenkins. Margaret Lloyd. Evelyn Lloyd, Barbar~t Coulter, Kay Myers, I)ena Stiles, Betty Brown. Theda Wtntermoyer, Nancy Ennis, J~ne Mullen, Mary Mer- chant, Kay Lorenz, Patsy Grant, Judy Jenkins, Lewis Atkins, and Bobby Davi~ Third row, left to right:---Jimmy Dgiley, Sam Taylor, David VanMetre, Danny Eismon, Id~rOld Gray, Steve Roper, Leo Kisner, Charles Jackson, Wayne Lloyd, John Lowery, Steve Will- ingham, Ranny Anderson, Tom Doyle, Ray Beahm, Jimmy Lemen, John Snow', Charles Moler, Bob Brown, Dlelde WiL~on,~ David Dillow, ~oe Cloud, Jimmy Ahalt, Larry McCormick. Joe Orndorff; Woody Stagner, BUddy Stocks, John Wilt, Tom Crane, a~d Bid Clendening. Council A motion was approved to er- ect a street light in front of the new offices of the Charles Town Water Company. A motion by Councilmen H. tL Lehman was also accepted by Council which inslructs fhe ordin ante committee to investigate the ordinances for fire hazards and unsafe buildings within the lown and determine what powers it has with respect to doing something about ccrtait) such conditions which exist in the town. The Council also went on re- cord as extending avote of thanks and deep appreciation to Council- TURN To 6--A Tuesday night meeting discussing the change-over in the Charles Town and Ranson water system :to the municipality of Charles Town, especially the setting up the administrative operations in a new location. The water company's business offices, now known as the Char- les Town Water Company, were nmved Friday from the St. Mar- garet's Building on North t~eorge street, to the re-modeled office space in the old Bakery Building on West Liberty street. And water customers will now pay their water bills at this new locat ion. Miss Marie MeAtee and MissIHenry S. Baker Speaker For Yokefetlows Sunday tIenry S. Baker, long an active officer and member of the Char- los Town Presbyterian Church and a veteran Bible student of Elizabeth Grove have been retain ed as office employees in the new water company set-up, with Rob- ert ((Bobby) Cain, manager and two maintenance men to handle the operating and maintenance phases of the company. I Council was presented with a petition signed by the presidents of the Jefferson County 'Chaniber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Senior and Junior h)ng standing, will speak to the Yokefellows Bible Clas~ at the Presbyterian Church this Sunday morning at 10 a. m. Now making his home in Martinsburg at a hd- tel. Mr. Baker often visits Charles To@n where he has a host of friends, His visit here Sm~day is being looked on by the Yokefel- low members and a large attend. ance of the members a~s well as many men and visitors from other churches are expected to be i present to speak to him and hear him bring the le~on, Woman's Club, The Dolly Madi- son and Jefferson County Garden Clubs and Stafford Chapters, Izaak Walton League, asking act- ion on outhouses and other sewer- age facilities not connected with any sewer, disposal field, cesspool or septic tanks within the cor. porate limits of Charles Town. / \