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FORECAST. cloudy, warm and humid and Friday, lint of scattered afternoon or tht~dershowers, lligh to- tonight 63. "Serving The Charles Town- Ranson and Jefferson County Community Since e o o~ , . , o ~ o ~*%~,.*,,*% t*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*~;*%~o.*%*%**~t*;**;**..~;*%~..q~ TWO SECTIONS m I Read By More Than 20,00tl People Every Week ,~ %*% %*%*%,%*'~*?**%*%*%.***?*4< * * * " ****,****'*4 NO. 22 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CH RLES" TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY. W. VA. " 'DA 1H[RS . Y, MAY 28, 1959 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENTS in Racing And No ,Decision On -@ Shepherdstown Youth Winner In County Ranson Expected Saturiay it will be the time wthen AmericansY. Will pause with a profound sense of gratitude|l alTIm0re Disc J0ckey Will Emcee men and women who died in all past wars re aining might live in peace. And while no Record " nop At Junior High School Day services are scheduled anywhere in lnty, a park which was built and dedicated as a memorial to those who paid the will be in the center of the holiday spot- morning and early afternoon hours at least. egal holiday bringing almost a complete sLop- q the citizenry will have full opportunity to "am of varied events and activities at the i)ark a. m. until 8:00 p. m. And after the after- des have been completed at the park tlmre lg at the Charles Town Junior High gymnasium. PROGRAM i show. Prizes for the best dancers ~son ~ets underw.av land door pr,izes will be awarded. femoral" Dark Sat: ] Dancing un,t~l 11 p. m. 'with ,the following-J The ope,ning of the concession , ~ [stand will be first a,t the park, )rlirtg o,f 'the concess [ w~i,t~h the official flag-ra,ising cere- al]sir]but]on of ,box ]monies set for I p. m.; ribbon cut ~Vnbers of Kiwanis icing at the park pool fo'llo,wed by :s Town Kiwanians ]short talk by park offici'als. -*SSlon s~t'and for the ] Other events include the pres- Irs. Harold Lorenz[enfant'ion off a pa~tio umbrel,la tab- ~he concessions for J le and four chairs to t'he p,ark; a of the season'with [cake walk, band concert and a- i~h servln~ as ,chair J ward,ing of a country ham. ~ble and "fire ulace] Along about 2 p. m. Jefferson ~Inrni,ttee - ]Cou,nty will be invaded by hun- tng of fla~ bv mere- [ dreds o,f vlsi,tors who will head for, Zkson-Perks'Post 71 [Shenandoah Downs Race track [vehen a unique dou,blaheader pro :l%~oncu~btln,g exer-[ gram in horse, racing, has been Ol. Short talks wi,ll J scheduled. First w,fll come an Oark officials with ]eight race af, ternoon program to :: l~ielv serving as [:be followed by a picnic dinner, ~onies - I wiUh box dinners being sold at the bresentatio,n of a pa ].track. . Una~brella ta,ble and[ Then wt 7:00 the regular eight Park by Junior [race evening program will get un [ derway. e Walk to be s~on-] To help celebrate hhe occasion ~ttes at-,puvilionon [just abo~ everybody in Charles ~rk. l Town and most ,of 4efferson Coun tNOOW_ (~neration J%y will be enjoying a full holiday. Jaycees Pony rides lAll industries and businesses will -" - [come to a hal~ for the lo,ng week d Concer~ by mem-[end, wit,h 0nly those needed for ~Town ___High Schooi [a skeleton eimergency opezations', ' , I rem~ning on the job. i~arding of a coun[ All banks in the coun)ty wi,li be ~tVlngs'~ond ] closed for the day and of course o~ hrm ~t "rm~rles [schools have already closed for ~Igh School under [ lahe Sum~er. of Charles Town] Bo~ the Charles Tmvn and ~.~11 Drake, popular [Ra,nson postoffices will be closed a~ ~a'l~bimore radio [ for t~he day, v~i~h only t~he l~ybbies Will emcee the ~left open for mailing puPposes. !g New heft In Charles Town ork yout------; rth------ ring ues.onin of the ~a~a, way from home youth by Trooper Wade broug~,t L~a~e in New Jersey forth the following story: ':(' :: .~h-::~l~~,~___,~ .. ^__ ,~._ Pennsylv.ania, The yotrt~ told Trooper Wade : :: ~'~- ~--~,. --"-, as oes,~zna,uo:~~-~":im'pz-~'-'-~"-" and Cons,table Carroll t,hat he had :':~/~l~i.. ,~,aw being hel'd in left the home of ,his mother and ; :~l~t'.'~cY Jail for either step-father i,n Long Island Mon- '~6hv~r New York police day morning to go to school as :~ ~;~:les Town for him. usual He later lef~ school got a ~ ,:~l~eVaken into custody train and headed to Newark, N. d. ,~. ,'::~ ;~~ near C'haries where he broke into a home and :~/~"~" ~.tuesday morningstole 18 cents in cash, which was : ~4L% TUrcemen,t officers al ~he mone he could find Then .,i uri ' l y . '~'~r a small for he said,he,h-hiked to Paol, " :Jl~ ~n an unsteady Pa, whi0h is near West Chestier, ~:!ll~ Pa and bhere he spoteed a 195~ V~]~ Carroll, Jr. ofPorsche Speedster parked in a :!~:.l~' ot of ,the driveway with the keys in the ignt the youth- lion s~itoh. He said he s,tole #he 15, of Long West on l~t. in which the ~he car led Con the driver stopped him took back down the C~arles Town J. Wade was car and headed through Pennsy- lvania, via Crettysburg and thence in,to Frederick, ,Md. and ,from Memorial for Veterans Hill Ce~tetery brief, bttt in year will be :30 p. m. Stone, a past Oharles Town there to Charles Town When he ~as stopped near Charles Town he had no driver's license and no reistration card for the car. He at first stated he had only bor- rowed the car from a friend But later he admitted he had stolen it. "Phen ,~o)lowing et~e number "Ck)d Bless America" the Rev. Mr. RVI,eDonald will pronounce the b~n edict'ton and the Firing Squad ,and Color Guard of the Charles Town V~W Po~t vill take over for ~he closing even~t wiffn the bugler sounding b~ps. In connec,ion ~i~th t~A's pro- 'gram i vea~ an,nounved Vhwt ~should t~e wemt)her be inclement ~he',progwm will be held in the serve as master the service. Wll~ be as follows: l~ev. Carlisle of the Cl~arles a hy- Prin~z; a tri of all wars past the Charles Fored gn Wars ConeederWte I_~ngdon of L~son D~p~hters 'ivn c,n ~ilI "How Firm a of speaker Jefferson CounJty Co ur~ House. It was also announced ~ any one .wiShing to pu~ Con,federete ftags on the graves of t,heir vet- eran an'cesiors may obtain fLl~ags from the Superi,n'tendenf~ of the Cemetery Dauffl~evs of t)he Dab,son B~ts UDC C~pter will decot'a~te the s,~ldeer's plo~ at 2 p. m. S~tur@ay, :~y 30. $ NOTICE :--The Charles Town I_~undrom~t ~ BE CLOSED Saturday, May 30. May 28-1 t.--l~P Disposition Men Who Fled Jail The two JeffersOn county men who escaped from the Jefferson County jail about 10 p. m. Sunday nigh't and who shm tly after 1 p. m. Monday surrendered themsel- ves to Deputy Sheriff and jailer W. H. Maga'ha, are ~tiil being i~eld m the cou;:ty jail until County Prosecuting Attorney John Skin- ner can decide whether ~o place a 0harge against t'hem and hold ,~hem for the Fall ~erm of Jeffer- Jaycee Road-e-o Goes To To Have Election In Years This year it seems that , hardly has one election heeu c(mapleted when another rolls around, and Tuesday it will be election day again for ,leffer- son countians who reside within the corporate limits of Ranson, Harpers Ferry and Bolivar. And this year for the first time in man)- years ,~r son county grand jury or T,o forgo ~::! ~he jail-breaking charge and send there will b- ,o,,t~s i,, , .... ~j}~ 1 ~hem on to the State Pemte,ntm~y "hr " ..... t ee mun c palmes ,: .~:i~{~J a,t 'Moundsville. The two were sen-. ,'. ;!!~:~ tenced to one to 10 years in the WINNER REWARDED---Harr3, J. Nuse, (left) chairman of the The town of Ranson is ex- ,{:~{ state penitentiary on felony con- annual Junior Chamber of Commerce Teen-Age Road-e-o is shown I)ected to [lave the most heat- i ::::', I victions on May 18 by Judge D. H, presenting ~ plaque to .Michael Atherton. of ..... Shepherdstown, who ed ~ia~t-~o~:--~tlng, tlov.ev(~ - ' ~*1" as a" : J Rodgers. was declared the winner of the annual saze-umvmg event among ....... ,. ,' h tonal oI IlVe (anGl(i,lleS ,1l o The two who managed to flee Jefferson County teen-agers. Also shown to the right of At erton .... z ' the coun,ty jail are Donald How-are: Donald "Myers, Charles Town, runner-up in the contest: running for ~}]e office of lard MeDa,niel, 22 and John JunLior and Randolph Ridgeway, Charles Town, third place winner, mayor to succeed William F. Hostler 21 both residents of the i h " " ~ .... ,, ] r " ' - ' - +4, ..... n+ : The annual Jun or C amber of The winner will now go to Char \' h~ttmffton who is not st ( k- ru at seoLlon .9i U**~ ~ ~. , ~ ' ' ~-..... m,..:~r ~ so~a Commerce Tee,n-Age Road-e-o le eton W Va. to compete in the lng re election [ ~'h~ ...... v,~a ~ ..... p oz.~o was held Sa,turday, May 2 rd a.t I State Finals, for a scholarship and ] ~v[. '~'~,'_"~"~ '~^'.:" ."h,~'~^~ s~."[ the Charles Town Turf Club, t a chance to go to Washington. D. MilIard C. Trussell, who served o.,y o~ Ill ~t MUUI W 1 ~t~ UlJ t [-'osed to be locked and about" 10 Thirteen teen age boys partic- }C. for the National Contest. as Mayor of Ranson for a num- v 1 ated in the d~fficult courses her of yea~s unnl sevmal yeaz~ [:: [- m when he went in, to the ~ail 'p ' ' " "~ All participants in the contest _ "s i!s' .-. - z~. |% iv. _ ...... ,o. i w~hich tested their driving sk.ills J driw 1959 Fords donated thrntwh ago wnen resignea ano Jonu z,' ~. compouno ~o pu~ me men in 'mew " . * ...... o-. , ' [individual cells fort, he niKht they fog ~[~i~y and ended w,th park- ~V~:tco~wtesy of Jefferson County tHsu~h~ s;~'C:toSta~at~)npaendn(e-"; i :::~ came charging out Of the small '" " mem, ber "' ~# ...... s- i--i ..... c-s -f hear'" The Road-e-o was well attend- The Ro-~ e o co ............ " of the town Council are \ I areaway , w ng,.rig p*e e u ' ' Y I .~ a ^ h., ~.ho.1 a,h.. I au- - , m,mz'~ee u* me ; two of the candidntos sp~'~ino" th~ o :Chain ,which they had taken from' rxnan fwa g ae .asg X" 's2t ' a ,Jaycees wishes to t'hank all the l office Also in"the~'a-:;~'~:::~-:',:c:: th~2aili:~:ekSmn:'h:::chel~M~,: place went toPCharles Town's Don (schools and con,test, ants, viewers l for :hefirst town andYas ::~WCOLm I =' . " '- r o _, " k'" I aid Myers and Randolph Ridge- /and State Patrolman for the in- I ers to -~anson politics are" d Kel surprise anti rie eooverea qulc Jy " e "s le Lance Jr urci~ sin ' e ~1~ and-ave chase to the ,two He]way of Children s Haven won[terest and help th y gave th~s pro] Y , ., p a: g ag nt r ~ i s _ ...... ?:~ . i third place ljeot ] for Victor Products Company " ~ [ managea to_get nolo oz.~nem as [ [ Jimmie J. Mangrum ow.ner and I ,mey av~em.p~e~ to open ,me iront t ....... k .~ . ~. , - topera'mr m ~anoara re,~ won l door of the jail's fron% office ana ; im ~ m mm a i ' trol" and "-'t s i '" " "l " r ''" ' ' tir(~dnlyfa~ee~ffice o; cit; ::rde:' I I .... ~" ': I .... I I has no contest with not reCingle 1 I on bloer y s reet ITem,^ mCm , mm mm I " 1 candidate hawng filed for the ol The two fled up an a Icy by the 'lice no~ e, en ~, ~ , " , ' "oy I~aKP" pre~- , I I old bakery building to the railroad lieu ,mlll ,Ully Ira! /~.~,mU~lll lent City Recorder i Itracks east on- the railroad tracks I o / _ _ ~" . ~ .' ....... ],to the old Oharles Town Turf]d~i m it at.rot ,,, . fo:. el:la*f:n ] Club then across U S Rouee 3451~NMM~ ~ mmiiiuina ~iim9 |councilmanic ~ts with ! land across the Dut~'ow farm andldPlMmIUMmM ~ .nII~III~ II~III }Odis B JamesPf~rmm 'Ci* o tab' " h i " " ty ~e- ],on Soul~h to the Shenandoa, R v-[ ~ ] r" "" ' *" " m ~, ,vr,~. ,~. .... n,~d u- +hel ~ " - -~---" I co uer, navlng servecl previousl~ ] ioomer roga' ogr e"Shen; d h[ Three Jefferson County me&[4.1_Ai.. @L.~I__ i_- . [o%h~e~Pt~nn~,~/~a~s,re..Lew, s i , t~ver brid~e on ~ta~te Route 9 a 1 were ournea, ~wo oz ~nem ca-m t ~[~lr .%l[m~flm~_ Ill " z hr- a~ . ~ . - " ALAN DRAKE "|'~ross the "bridge and up State | cally early Wednesday ,Meei'noon [ .......'""~*' "" ] .Ramey, :.William Neff Slusher, l~...~ a + ..... ~he ton of the/in an ~eciden at the MiHville ] ~i n io ~ ui I I harry l-i:ln, Mrs, harry t~. jens:lns, Alan Drake, Baltimore's most t'istened to ctisc jockey willTownbe master/~"~ .......... " '~ 'c ~ pmn~ ..... oi ~e Standard. Lime and J .............................. ~[I~pIIL~Q~|~]II[~ ~[] / Oertt~ennetn wflnngnam and Rob of ceremonies at a record 'hop sponsored by the Charles Lions] ~h~'ta;naWhegev~t~l~e~rt:t ~i~;k~dJ Ceme,n.t Comt~any. D. Carper. Club on May 30 at the Charles Town Junior High School gymnasium./~yson,s Corner Va From there] Lester Dillard, Shenandoah Jun| Corporal I P Richardson of the All voting in Ran~n will be The record hop ,will be ~he climax to the opening-day program at] ........... L ,2" "i-nna Va j ction and Raymond HacLley Har-/ ..... " ;, ..... ~.~done in the one p~cinct at the " " a 8"00 une men wa, aeu vu v e , . ' wnartes Town ~$ate ~once report- , Jefferson Memorml Park with dancing to get underway t : ./ ~nd ~th~ hnm~ nf ~,c~h~nt, P~nwMlJ pers Ferry suffered hrst and sec-|,~ -r~,~. that |.va~ticr~tla,~ t~ Town Hall, wll~h the polls to be o'clock. Pr:zes for ehe best dancers and door ,prizes will be awa ctealo..,,.... ,~ .... r,,,,,, 11 a m Monload and third degree burns over/~.o,.....,,a~ ,.+^ ^ ~..~o~., .... a opened horn 6.30 a. m. DST until during the evening. | ,~o- r-rn~H~r h~d mad~ hiS *home] about 90-percent of ehmr body],mtm~,a ~hl~h n~m,~r~d ~t/r~v 9A6.30 p. m. Counting of the vote L The record hop will mark the first time Mr. Drake .has appeared[~.~ =~-~r~'~na--~irs--~enwell for a[and are in critic~'l c(mdition in/=7"7.;,='%.,"21:,~Y ~\L2=.;.TL~7,/, 7,: expected to take longer .than us- locally on a dance program. ~s ~adio show ~s presented daffy over] nnrnh~r nf vonr~ f')n arrivin~ at[ Charles Town General Hospital,] m,~.,~.~, ..... - ual because of the la g n t t Baltimore station WCAO. |"~-'-(~ontinued-On~l"a e 8 A ~"|Charles G Jackson Rou,te 2 Har| .... ~" .... ~I~'~R of candidates in both t'he mayor- [ " g " ] nets Ferry suffered minor bqrns] Trooper . . Truex who Is han alty and councilmanic races. ~, , ~ lie ~ttl * m ~ -. ] [and shock and was treated a,t the[ dlhng the lnvestigatmn, smd_.the Although throe wfllbe no con- wnmmra w~n anmmn~ ll:~n.~ / kd~*--J-~s~ C ...... &&A [ tmspital and later released. [ stab.ion was oroKen.z,ato somet.tme test for the two top ornces in Har- ~mum~, /vlm~, IV UlU I~Ul|ldl VU||~I ] M{Itl{lll{I ~ JUl$1~mlTIIt~ I Although details of the accident[ early m me morning ann ta~:en pers Ferry since neither %Villiam m -- - i .- ._. '.. _ /were numerous articles oz mer- F Ramev Jr ircumbent Mayor were no~ availaole 1~ was report- oh e 1 ' s ....... doff {[~ ..... |.. I~ I~ ...... l__ I~,.,---- (~lt~l~m [, m . * ~ mm led +'ha" Hackle and Ehllard were[ andis , p ~s $25 m ca.h. , nor Wilbur F. Bond, incumbent ur auppmy u] uynemmme ,eps amine, /mrKer mn0r m0 nave Jdoi~g ~ome woYrk in a set;tling[ Reported as missing are: three city recm~er are being opposed'. 4 c ~ 1 35 the cot~nm}mamc race p~om~ses to .............. . _ 1 I ohamber a,t the base of a lime[t res, 10 a tons of c garettes $ " " :" ~I~AII~ ~2t~ U/h~l~ ~1 i~ ~lln~l~u khnht / ]kiln when the accident occurred.[worth of mixed lunch meats; oneben~Pda~aet:r~.;t~nghnefiwttlcoe~gh~ I1~111 omum IIVUU ~1 m~u ,J~II~U]~ i]l~mml [ vmumm~ v~mmmmm~$ o~mm~ ~ v The men were a,ppare,n~ly burned] can of J-Wax and the cash which~-~'s*s , w [ . . . [by Vhe acid conten~ in the soot or[ was made up of t~wo five dollar~ .... . ..~ ~ ...... I ~ew,ton and O lenn . ,~agana, ~ lime which is said to~ have fell[ bills, three $1 bills and the rest i.n Those having filed forcounc~l Charles Town Sta*~e ~'olice is- orot:e~ some time ~una,ay mgh.t[owners ano opera~ors oI one new[u, pon Uhem as bhey were working/5 10 and 25 cent coins The monin harpers Ferry are: t)ixte ~. sued a sterm warning today to the and 975 12-inch caps and 69 of [ and .modern Superebte ~v~arket ]in the chamber [ e~ was keot in a re~;alar bank 'Killia[n, Harwood D. Cauffman, E. person or persons w'ho broke into the 16 indh caps. Ind,ications are ]Manor located on t)he corner of] ,o~V .... ,~," wos road,, ~ -o] money~bag~from the P~-les Bank L. Smallwood Jack Came~3n. the State Road Commission's dy tha% t~he ir~truder or ~ntruders]Jefferso~n Avenue and State Route[~,,~'~'~,~"'~'~'~'~r ~ho~ t~ ~'~,~ ] ~f Charles Town Troo~r'Truex Lloyd R. Jo ,es Jr. John S. Hed- nami,te storage shed located on took only what .hey could carry 19 just across from the Charles I%"'~'~, ....... "2"'"'~--':L",_"S" -:~':/2~,~ ' -- C'n"''''~a ~n ~- ~ A the Leeto~vn Road and walked off in their hahds since .there were]Town Legion field announced]~l~nckyau~;el%'lnsu~t~re:ffe:?'n~ 2~s[~lu" ".* ......... ~' ~--'---- wi,l~h a supply of dynamite caps.numerous cases of the caps in the l,~bis week thxt the grand opening l . ,- ~, s "/ Charles Town Stwte Trooper R. building tha,t were not bothered. [of their new store will be held[cue o~ one men. [ &|I-._ Ld__._L--II LI--.-- L|-.._ -~ R. Truex said t~he caps are very ~ [Jufie 4,5 and 6. ] .Bth Hackley and Dillard ~ereJ Allen Mars.all Nem( New 1I ctangerous, especially ,to young Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jacobs,[ The IMagaha brothers moved Jgwe~n numerous otooo[ people not familiar wi,th t'he hand Mz'. and Mrs. Marshall Frye andltheir business from the locationlions ano mtraveneous mjecuons | t,~ #% m ~'~/ ling of t:hem. Anyc~ne knowing the Mrs. Raymond Wilt, of Bolivar,[of the Maga~h,a Grocery on West[!ute . Wednesday af,terno0n, the l~l~rcnn [.nmmnt~ un '~ wherea'bou.ts of any of t'hese ex- spent ,the ,week-end visiting Mr. lWashing~on stweet to the new lo-I olooa nam ng oeen rus'necx to unar o~= i~i~vIm vv~mmIJ vim ,~ plosives should cor~tact police im- and Mrs. Buddy Jacobs of Cam-]c~tion several weeks ago bu,t a,t]les Town zrom Virginia. This mor mediately, den, N: J., and also Nelson JacobsJ,that time they were ,not quite [ning a~ttendan.ts .~t .the Charles The board of directors o$ th~ Trooper Truex said it was thou aud family, of Philadelphia, Pa. [ready for a formal opening, j'row~ mospl~al sm.~. me Jefferson County Chamber of gent that some young boys ~had Mrs. Jonn ~illow, of uear Char-J In announcing the forvnal open J were m a mos,~ crluca~ conomon. Commerce at an or~tanizational broken in, to I)he shed and stolen les Town, was dinner guest Thurs- [ in,g ~len Maga~h.a also stated t,ha.t ] ~ ~ meeting held Thursday nigh% at the explosive, caps. And he sa~d If day with Mr. and Mrs. Charles j the. market. . wlll be open all day I. Truck_ freight, rose sharply dur- 1;he Thomas Jefferson Hotel Allen the person or persons will call the W. Appell. Samroay, May 30. mg uecemoer. R Marshall execntive vice-nresi- State Police office bhey will not be dent of Pow'hatan-Brass and~h'on prosecuted since i,t is very import ant tha,t the wherea~bouts of ~these c~ps be learned. Trooper Truex said the double lock on the storage she