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May 25, 1961

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REPORT! and Warmer Highest Tonight Lowest 54 to r Mostly Cloudy With Scat- and Possibly Thunder- By Cooler. Saturday Cloudy and Cooler. Winds 10--20 MPil I "Best For News and Advertising In Charles Town--Ranson and Jefferson County Since 1844" I II I I I TWO SECTIONS 16 -- PAGES TODAY- 16 Read By More Than 20,000 People Every Week t NO. 22 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. I H[ RSDAY, MAY 25, 1961 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENTS by Mrs. Robert 'our nation's war dead and an aid to disabled veterans. home of Blakeley [more; National Bank of Washing Company in Ran- ton; Riggs of Washington; Fed- on North Mildred eral Reserve Banks of Baltimore Ranson Circle, was and Washington and Banks of ned Saturday even- Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs, Pen House, which Shepherdstown and Sharpsburg, 6 until 9 p. m. and Md. and 500 turned ou~ i During the ceremonies punch the new bank's and cookies were served and ~decks of cards, measuring sticks formal opening and balloons were distributed. with Ran- Officers of the Bank are: R. J. Lance, Jr.i Funkhouser, chairman of the Mayor Nich. the ribbon bank open- in this pro ~rge Flicker Mull- ', two of of the Blakeley the above picture a (left) helping :lip the ribbon, board; George M. Mullen, pres- ident; Siler,~ vice-president and cashier; Donald R. Edmonds, vice- president, assistant cashier and assistant trust officer; ~rack R. Huyett, vice-president for public relations and mortgage loans; E- laine F. Moore, assistant cashier; J. Earl Ward, trust' officer and secretary; and Darrell KI Koonce and Kenneth W. Metz, Attornies. NOTICE Watch for opening of new 51 diner between Charles Town ~nd Inwood. M~y 25-2t-pd'. FP ~t Mr. Funkhous- prepare to also. Ernest O. vice-president the bank, can be behind May representa- Trust of BaR- To Be Rebuilt Work was started'this week on replacing the West End Ser- vice station with an entirely new building. And while this work is taking place George Vickers and Harry Ashcraft said Wednesday: theywill continue to serve their station customers at the same lo- cation and as quickly and as ef- ficiently as possible under the circumstances. The entire station will be razed first and then a new larger and more modern building will be constructed on the same prop- erty, only it will be located far- ther back on the lot so as to pro- vide more space in front, thus permitting the installation of more gasoline pumps and a larger lubrication department. J. B. HUYETT, JR., SPEAKER FOR YOKEFELLOWS SUNDAY J. B. Huyett, Jr., will be the speaker for the Sunday morning meeting of the Yokefellows Bible Class of the Charles Town Pres- byterian Church. The class meets :at 9:45 a. m. and extends a cordial invitation to everyone to meet with them. A short song service under the direction of F. E. Bren- neman will start the morning pro- gram. MAYOR CARSON TO ATTEND PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY SATURDAY Charles Town's Mayor Nicholas Carson, will motor to Washing. ton Saturday evening to attend the big birthday party to be staged in the National Guard Armory there in honor of Pres. ident John F. Kennedy. Mayor Carson will attend the affair as a guest of Congressman Harley O. Staggers of this Second Con. gressional District. SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS TO MEET AT UVlLLA MONDAY, MAY 29 The Henry Kyd Douglas Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans will" h01d their May meeting and din net at Uvilla Monday, May 29th at 7:00 P. M. DST. Host members: Henry M. Sny- der, Sr., Chairman, Charles De- Forest Boyer, Sr., Charles DeFor- rest Boyer, Jr., Thornton T. Perry, John C. Skinner Sr., John C. Skinner Jr., Charles R. Strider Jr., and J'ack N. Trapnell. 2~/~ years old and another six months old. Wiley and Sowers are expected to come to Harpers Ferry in early August to take over their new teaching and coaching positions. Other Appointments Lowery also announced the foll- owing additional teaching appoint ments:: !Mrs. Bertha Wiley, wife ~of Mason Wiley, to teach Home Economics ! at Charles Town Junior High i School. Both Mrs. Sowers and. Mrs. Wiley are members of the 1961 graduating class of Concord ~ollege. Miss Laura Richardson to teach Mathematics and English at Harpers Ferry High. Tuesday June 6, will be election Leonard. The other two are: Her. day once again in the towns of Ranson, Harpers Ferry and Bob ivar and this year for the first [me in many both Harpers Ferry md Bolivar are expected to have. hotly contested races for all of the town offices. In Ranson there will be a good Council race,'but Mayor Kelley Lance, Jr., wgo was elected for the first time two years ago, is not being opposed for that office. Neither is Arthur Donald Miller, incumbent town recorder being opposed for this office. But in the race for the five council seats, there are eight candidates, four of the candidates now holding seats on the council. The incumbents seeking re-e- lection are: Richard D. Carper, William Neff Slusher, Odis B. James and Mrs. Harry R. Jenkins Sr. Newcomers to the council rac~ are: Ralph Henry, Tommy Carson Frank S. Comer and John S. Hough, the latter a former mem. bet of the town council a few years back. Polls will open in Ranson at 6:30 a. m. and close at 6:30 p. m. DST, with the Ranson Elementary school being used as the only voting precinct. In both Harpers Ferry and in Bolivar where the citizenry has been involved in controversies over zoning and consolidation of the two towns, there will be races for every town ofice. Three Candidates In Harpers Ferry where the in- cumbent Mayor William F. Ram- ey, Jr. is not seeking re-election. there ar~ three candidates for the office of mayor, and one of them is a woman---Mrs. Louise bert Sperry .who is currently a member of the town council and D. D. Kilham. For the office of town recorder the incumbent Wilbur (Flicker) Bond is being opposed by William V. Marmion, Jr. And for the five Councilmanic seats there are ten candidates, two of them currently serving on the council..The incumbents are Harwood T. Coffman and John F. Hedican. Newcomers to the Council race are: Nathan[el E. Greene, III, Walter Jenkins, Willard J. Moler, Edward L. Smallwood, Berkeley W. Winters, Reno Eaton, W. Maurice Garri- son and Mrs. Corrine A. Ruth- bone. And in Bolivar there is a ticket headed by the Rev. D. M~ Hughes calling for itself the "no-zoning and no-consolidating" slate which is opposing a ticket headed by in. cumbent Mayor Robert Menefee, calling itself the "progressive" slate. The~ Hughes slate includes Rob. ert Dunn, incumbent, for town recorder; and Wincel Dunn, Cole. man Dunn, incumbents, Paul Courtney and Edwin (Buddy) Pope for the Council posts. The Menefee slate includes the Rev. Alfred Collins for recorder; and Norman Mumaw and J. Don- ald Eackles, incumbents, Reid Geronimo, Bert F. Rainey and J. Douglas Bowers for the council posts Bowers replaced Maynard Stallings who withdrew from the race for health reasons. With the hot race on for all offices in the two towns, voting in both communities is expected to be the heaviest in years. .Polling places will be open from 6:30 a. m. until 6:30 p. m. A jury, alter deliberating for about two and one-half hours Tuesday afternoon, set prices tot ailing $46,116 for about 72 acres of land in the Middleway-Summit Point section of Jefferson County, which was condemned by the Un. [ted States of America about a year ago for a government de- fense installation. The decision handed down in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, brought to an end a week-long trial held to determine prices for the comparatively small parcels of land or[ which the de- fense 'installation is being con- structed. The figures set bY the jury were: Robert McCormack, $30,229 for the 42.43 acres taken from his dairy farm near Summit Point Testifying as to the value of the land were Clay Tharpe, Charles K. Fulk and George R. He[d- rich. Roger Z. Bane, $9,023.75 for 16. 46 acres, with Forest Boyer, Jos- eph Warrenfeltz and George R. Heidrich testifying as to the val- ue of his land. And $6,863.25 for 12.23 acres taken from the George J. Gruber farm. Marion Welsh, Edward Me. Donald and George Heidrich test- ified as to the values on this land. Sam Skinner of Shepherdstown served as foreman of the jury. Since all three of the property owner are dairy farmers, the ~rices set by the jury not only included what they felt to be fair )rices for the land, but also dam- ages sustained by the farmers in their dairying operations. The government originally took some 288.45 acres of land in Jeff- erson County on June 20, 1960. but a settlement was reached earlier on some 217 acres taken from Luther E. Rodgers, who only recently was ordered by the Government to vacate the prop- erty which includes his large brick home. BANK HOLIDAY MAY 30 The three banks listed below will not be open for business on Tues- day, May 30th, Memorial Day. Pa- trons ~nd others are ~tsked to t~ke special notice of' the holiday clos- ing and make their plans ahemt of that date. BANK OF CHARLES TOWN BLAKELEY BANK & TRUST Co. PEOPLES BANK OF CHAS. TOWN M~y 25-1t-FP tIigh gymnasium Sunday evening at 8 p. m. for which Dr. M. Jack- son White, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Clarendon, Arlington, Va., will be the speak- er. Dr. Corma Mowrey, former president of the National Edu- cational Association, will address the graduating class in the com- mencement exercises at, 8 p. m. in the school gymnasium. EDWARD SAVILLE SPEAKER FOR BUILDERS ON SUNDAY Announcement has been made that' J. Edward Saville, county a- gent will be the speaker this Sun day morning for members and guests of the Builders Bible Class of the Charles Town Melhodist Church. The class will convene promptly at 9:30 a. m. with a song service and the speaker's address to follow. Visitors are always as- sured a cordial welcome at the Builders Class. May 29-Middleway School 9 a. m. Io 12 noon; Summit Point- School 2 p. m. to 5 p. m. May 31-Blue Ridge Section, School 9 a. m. to 12 noon; Charles Town Court House 2 p, m. to 4 p. m. June 1-Charles Town. Court House 9 a. m. to 12 and 1 p. m. to 4p. m. June 2-Charles Town, Court Itouse 9 a. m. 12 and 1 p, m. to 4 p. m. June "+-Charles Town-('ourt IIouse 9 a, m. t2 noon. ELEANOR BRADLEY'S NAME ! OMITTED AS GRA1)UATE _..In listing the names of the members of the Charles Town High 1961 graduating class, the name of Miss Eleanor Bradley of Ransom was inadvertently o- mitted. She will be one of the 86 seniors who will be presented :diplomas at C,,nmwncement ex- ercises in the High School gym nasium Monday evening, May 29. JOHN NEWCOMER Announcement was made Tues day by Principal Carl S. Auvil that John Newcomer and Mary Emma Kidwiler have been selec- ted at Harpers Ferry High School to represent the school at the an- rmal Boys State and Girls State. Newcomer is a member of the National Honor Society, Student | MARY EMMA KIDWILER Council. Four-tI. Yearbook Staff and President of the M. Y. F. Mary Emma is Vice President of the National Itonor Society member of the band, majorette, Future Homemakers of America, and Student Council. Miss Kidwil- er was sponsored by the Senior Woman's Club of Harpers Ferry through the Legion Auxiliary. ;ii Y i :i :il,i