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!thL~. morning foii r Partly cloudy and warm- 82 to 85 today. Fair to- 62 to 65. Friday-vat and somewhat chance of scattered or evening thunder- Outlook for Saturday showers and not as southwest 10 to 20 hour today and Friday. I I I III I I I II IIII IIII TWO SECTIONS 16 -- PAGES TODAY -- 16 Read By More Than 20,000 People Every Week "Best For News and Advertising In Charles Town --Ran son and Jefferson County Since 1844" ', NO. 2:3 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY. JUNE 1, 1961 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENTS Town Students Association On High anson second consecutive year mn Parent- has honored in Charles Town Charles Town Junior Denny and Ranson Schools who had the rating of any the school. And for each student a bronze and wal- upon which their inscribed: .The pla. taken to the school had won the honors be placed in a con- where eachyear of the winner will' be in the above pic- students holding the the principals of the schools which they attend. They are (left to right) .- Front row - Gaius Lee Brown, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Gaius Lee Brown, who won top honors at the Char- les Town Senior High School in Science; Rosella M. Kern, of Jef- ferson Avenue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kern, who won the highest scholastic grade at Charles Town Junior High; Deb- orah K. Baumgardner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Baum- gardner of Euclid Avenue, Char- i les Town, who finished Wright [Denny school with. the highest scholastic grades; and Ephraim Day, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Day, Fourth Avenue, who had the highest scholactic rating at Ranson Elementary , Edn: n't Mis @ June Jamboree time and the lawn Town General Hos look loaded with all as the Wo- of the hospital annual Jamboree. now members of have been !~the many and varied ithe county's biggest entertaining auction of the do- has already started carried up right to the Jamboree will The auction sale noon and at 2 p. of the top articles for the auction, donated by the Parts of Harpers put on the auction host of other arti- been donated for are: lamps, dishes, a new hip boots, a chairs, ironing and plenty of good be sold is now on hospital grounds. the Jan'boree from mercha- and individuals county, and there a wide variety of that it will be worth to attend the Sat- Limit the auction articles in very good Auxiliary are still Persons hav. are being them to the hos- prior to 10 a. m. School. In the back row are: (left to right) . William Brown, prin- cipal of Charles Town ttigh; Ros' cue Payne, principal of Charles Town Junior High; Richard Adams, principal of Wright Den- ny; and Robert Hartman princi- pal of the Ranson school' The award was presented to Brown at the annual high school awards assembly held May 12, by Nor- man Kinser, a member of the PTA. awards committee. Mrs. Steve Clopper also a member of the awards committee, presented the award to Miss Kern; and the other awards were presented the students by their school princi- pals. Mrs. Richard Funk was the other member of the awards com- mittee. Park Auction Sale D.elayN lbisl Year Until , me 24 W. Glenn Ramsburg, G~neral Chairman of the "Park Sale," stated last week the event will Jefferson county's Memorial park was officially opened for the 1961 Summer season Memor- ial Day, but becuse of the chilly weather, especially in the morn- ing, the crowd was not as large as was,hoped for. Highlighting the opening day ceremonies were the flag-raising ceremonies at 12 noon in which the Veterans of Foreign Wars Fir ing Squad and the Jackson-Perks American Legion Color Guard participated in. This was followed by a brief Memorial Day address,by the Rev. Dr. Richard Scholl, pastor of the CharlesT0wn Methodist Church. Then shortly after 1 p. m. the' Jefferson County Chorus, made up of 40 outstanding voices and directed by Mrs, Alonzo D. Peters presented a program of approp- iate and entertaining vocal num- bers. -~ Also at 1 p. m. the park swim- ming pool was officially opened and because of the cold wind and chilly weather, swimmers were not so much in abundance. Members of the Charles Town Kiwanis Club also began the sale of their fried chicken dinner box lunches at the park and between 450 and 500 of them were sold as a benefit to raise funds for the, park. Thi~ has been an annual pr6~ecV (if the Kiwanis Club for the past few years. There was also some picnicking the daylong attract, in the park pavilion and the rides mixture of an old for the children were heavily fair and bazzar with used throughout the aiternoon. for every mere- Mrs. Leeds Riely, a Vice.pres. available for ident of the board of directors be held on Saturday, June 24, "on the Charles Town Grain and Feed Lot in Charles Town. This yearly fund-raising event has been moved back from open- ing day at the park in hopes that added iI~terest will be created and thus br-ing ,about greater partic- patton by all of Jefferson County. The "Park Sale" is a public auction of various and sundry art- ides -- both new and old --con- tributed by individuals, merch. ants and manufacturers. The en- tire proceeds are .used for the betterment of Jefferson Memorial Park. Mr. Ramsburg announced that Kenneth Kisner, will be chairman of solicitations. Mr. Kisner is associated with theCommunity Oil. Company and is very active in community and civic affairs. Both Kisner: and Ramsburg joined in a plea for the support and cooperation of the residents of J~fferson COunty in this im- portant project. School For A Swimmil Jefferson County Chapter Am- erican Red Cross announced last week that swimming classs will be held at the Memorial ParkI Pool on June 26 to run for. two'! weeks as it has been done in the past. The classes this year will be un der the supervision of Reverend Richard Neal who has been as- sisting the Red Cross in its Water Safety .Program for several years. Applications for swimming classes can be secured at the Chapter offieo~whieh is located in the County Bpilding and is open from 9:30 to, 12:30 noon, DST, from Monday through Friday. These applications must be re- turned to the office by June 21. Any applications received after that date will not be accepted. The date for registration is ffune 24 at 10 a. m. DST Rain or Shine. Registration will be held at the Memorial Park Pool Build ing. Rev: Nell is a Red Cross Volun teer and he will have several Red Cross instructors to assist him all of whom have been trained by the Red Cross and are also volun- teers. " Small C ds Services For War Dead At Edge Hill Cemetery Memorial services to Jefferson County war. dead were held on Sunday afternoon at Edge Hill Charles Town Of Commen Police, Chamber Using The SIowTurtle "Slow Down And Live" i !ii~ i!!!~ /i!![ii !i ! :%:iiiil/ii/i i~i i~ii !i!~:i~ An adjourned term of the Cir- cuit Court of ,Tefferson County will convene at the Court Iiouse in Charles Town Wednesday morning, June 14, at 9:30 a. m. Daylight Time. Whether the court will be in session for more than one day will depend on how much I)usi- hess is to come before it. $50,000 DAMAGE SUIT One of the items that will be on the agenda is a motion by GaP ther L. Waltz and Lucille B. Waltz to have the court dismiss a suit filed against them by Thurman A. Whitacre and wife The Whir- acres filed the suit about six weeks ago alleging that the de- fendants had promised to con- vey them a filling station prop- erty in'Shepherdstown two blocks south of the stoplight on the road leading from Shepherdstown to Kearneysville and that the Waltzs backed out on the deal. i They s~ek to have the court eith er compel the defendants to give them a deed or award them dam- ,n .... ,lot,,, T, ~,~ ~.,, ........ . [ages- in the amount of $50,000. The West Virginia State Police ........... s .................. v ......... ,, . ..... - . In (lelentung i ne action ln~ detachment in Charles Town is of the picture is shown a d)splay I ......... --; . this Summer trying a new angle of badly wrecked automobiles wanzs yam}t iney ~ree~ to con- ',. ....... I vev th( Wnitacres the property in their efforts to impress upon ienceu in Wltrl lwo wuuuvn wnnv - " ' " crosses The dis la locate- on ~out allege that the contract ". p "Y " O the driving public the import- tr called for a cash down payment ance of driving slow by adopting ............... j ...................... .~ . C " '..... ~.,.* i...., ill they [rlewattzs ete('te(lto the slow-moving turtle as their harles Town, depl~t~ w,a~ ,, .... . ' . p : : he resultm ,as~ a,u . ' .- newest symbol for their current ens ast _,, ,,,.., .~:~., I demand it and that they (hd de- reckless drivin" on the count"sImand itand the Wtutacres de- "Slow Down And Live" campaign hi 'hwa s "~ ' Y "relined to pay it now underway not only in this g y'. The special display and county, but also throughout the highway signs were provided, ar- Another action presently pend Cemetery in Charles Town and state and nation. despite the bright sunshiny aft- Large and attractive signs such ernon the crowd was disappoint- as are shown in the above picture mgly small t " -. . at he top have been erected at ,The servme sponsored in past each of the fnain entrances to yeatTs by the United Daughters Charles Town. And they will re. of me tmm~leracy, was unaer main there from now until Labor the direction=this year of the min- Day when the annual Slow Down isters of Ct/arles Town, with the and Live camoaign closes To the Rev. Dr. tl~dcha_rd Sere!l, pastor i lett at,the top of the picture ~s of Charles Town Methodist]an at~tive sizn whicla hot only Church, delivering the addi'ess. [illustrates West Virginia's scenic Both American Legion Color/beauty, but calls for safe driving Guard and the Veterans of For-land emphasizes the speed limit eign Wars Firing Squad were/on the county and state highways. present and played an impress-[The sign on the right is ihe new. ive role in the service. 'est innovation in highway safety m Despite the extremely heavy traffi~ on the county's main highway, Jefferson county went through the 10ng Memorial holi- day period from Friday through Monday night with only one min- or highway-accident and then about 6:20 W&lnesday morning a truck accident occurred which nearly wiped out this outstanding record. A tractor trailer truck, loaded with cement did a "flip-flop" at the South end of the Shenandoah River Bridge on State Route 9, South of Charles Town and the driver narrowly escaped death. Corporal G. G. Holman said Allen Brown LeDane, 27, of the Bunker Hill section of adjoining Berkeley County, is in Charles Town General tI0spital s-offering from pairfful gasoline burns about the left forehead, cheek and nose i and also from extensive bruises about the 'chest arms and legs: He is not, however, on the critical list. He was rushed to the hospital 'as soon as he could be extricated from the cab part of the truck about 7:55 or about an hour and TURN TO PAGE 7-----A ranged and sponsored by the Jeff- erson CouBty Chamber of Com- merce and the local detachment: of the West Virginia State Police..- Steve Clopper, vice-president, has been repre~nting the Chamber of Commerce in this la~jeet. ethos who have assisted in mak- fng" possible the signs and the dis- play are: Charles 'l()wn Proper- ties, Inc., Shenandoah D~)wns, Peoples Supply, Burch Manufael- uring Company, Whitmore Lmn- ber Conipany, Goode Brothers Garage, Tony's Trailer Court and Carson's Body Shop. The local State Police and the Chamber of Commerce also have several other projects they plan to use later in helping to stress safe-driving on the county's high- ways. One of then] bearing drive safely slogans. These will be dis- tributed by the law enforcement officers of the county. Corporal G. G. Holman, who has been heading up the "Slow Down and Live" campaign in Jefferson county, said the local detach- ment will also conduct a road safety check soon on the county's highways at which time safe-driv- ing literature will be handed to motorists. TO IMPORTANT COMMITTEE AT MERCERSBURG ACADEMY J. Peter Master, son of Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Master, 615 South Mil: dred Street, Charles Town, is a member of the orientation comm- itee of the Mercersburg Academy according to an announcement in this week's issue of The Mercers- burg News, student weekly publi- cation of the academy. From Charles Town High In Commencement Exercises Monday Night , Lt. Col. Harmon Moore To Be Guest Speaker At At Methodist Church LT. COL. HARMON D. MOORE The Charles Town Methodist Church will have a ,visiling preacher Sunday mornin~ in the absence o[ the. rc~Lllar luiuister, I)4". Richar(I q'. Scholl. The speak. er will he IA. Col liarulon D, Moore, United Stales Army Chap- mg before the court wbieh is ex- lain. IA. Col Moore is the Prot, peeled to be the subject of some estant Chaplain of the 5~ititary preliminary motions at the eom- I)istrict of Washinghm with of. ing term is the ease of Joseph flees ill tile ])(~nla~on. Col ~oot'e Walper, Jr., and Florence M. Wal- per vs John P. Briscoe and L. C~ becan]e ~ Chaplain in 1942 and Briseoe, trading as th( Briscoe thereafter wasassigned duty in Panama, the Southwest l'acifie, pany. TheReal I~statecaseand isInsuranC~an outgrowthCm" ,fapan, Alaska and at various of 'a regl estate transaction he- posts tbrou~httut ltu Unlt(,d tween the narties in I958: The ,Sla~. dinee Stpiemln:r pt 1,}o.t, plaintiffs setk,,'~ torecover approx, he has been Deputy Cbaplain of "the Military Distzict of Washing, imatelv $3,100. Fhe defendants ton v,'hJeh lneans that the Al~!ty deny ihe debt in its entirety. Chaplains ill Ibis area are under Early last month a suit seek .... , ing $25,000 in damages was filed h~s superv~smn. IA. (ol. Mome has ehaz'~e of all religious ser- against a Jefferson County res- vices in the Pentagon. ident. Plaintiff in the suit is Dorothy Nelson tloneycutt, of During his duty Chaplain Maryland The local man who is named as one of two defendants in the suit is Carlton Lee ttous- den of Shenandoah Junction The other man being named as co- defendant with Houstden is Rob. i ert Jennings Nelson, who was t the driver of the car which the plaintiff was riding when it cob lided with a truck owned anti operated by Housden. The plain- tiff was thrown from the ear in which she was riding and was confined in the local hospital for almost a month. Presumably no disposition of the case will be made until September. Mot)re has received the Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Rib- ben with Medal Pendant and 2nd. Oak I,eaf (quster~ ' to Bronze Star. IA. Col. Moore served civilian parishes in the Methodist Church from 1935 until his entry into tile Army. Prior to his becoming a minister he attended Asbury Col- lege in Wihnore, Ky., Kentucky Wesleyan College at, Winchesfer, Ky., Candler School of Tlle01ogy in Georgia and Union 'theological Seminary in New York City, LI. Col. Moore is married and has three children. Speech Clinic Will Have Enrollment At Wright Denny June 12-13 Summer School OPens At Charles Town Senior High Friday Morning Summer School will begin at the Charles Town Senior High at 8:00 a. m. on Friday, June 2nd. The Speech Clinif sponsored by the Crippled Children's So- ciety and the Board of Educat- At this point English 11 and 121itm v, ill hold an enrollment per- will be offered. Typing wilt be iiod at the Wright Denny School offered if there is enough inter-'.at 10:(10 a. m. on June 12 .and est. Classes in typing will be open i 13. Individual schedules will be a- to those not enrolled in the pub'rrangeo at enrollment time. lie school as well as those who! Children with speech difficult- are. lies are eligible for this service. Instruction will be given by a GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY speech specialists at no charge. ,Charles Town High "Ix)ok To This Day," was the theme which Dr. Corma Mowery: former president of the National Educational AssoeJation, used in addressing the 86 members of the graduating class of Charles Town High School in commen6ement exercises held Monday evening County Board of EduCation. to Barbara Coulter and David Van Metre; and the Strider Lamp was presented by I,owell tletzel, also a n]clnber of the board of eduea~ ion. to Maxwell Dunn. Members of the graduating class wine presented by Princi- pal Brown, with T. A. Lowe~, in a jan>packed high school gym- MEETING ON NIGHT 8 P. M. monthly meeting .'rks Post No. 71, on, will be held at )me on Thursday, P. m. This is a very eting, with election *r the 1961-62 Post . Delegates and alt- 10th District Con- dgeley, W. Va., on ~so be elected. AA urged to make a to attend. / of the park board, arranged the day's program. Churchill h-----~iled as. he leaves Eighty-six' seniors, the largest class ever to be graduated from Staubs, I)lckie Wilson, Mary Cheshire, Mifflin eta, Peggy Slusher, Charles Town High Sehopl, were presented their diplomas as the eli- David Dillow, Ella Butler, Bill Fritts and 'Helen Sine. New York. max to' the closing out of their high school career Monday night in Fourth row (left to right)--Bill Williams, Ruby Jenkins, Theodore Historic an~table found in Commencement exercises held in the high school gymnasium at 8 p.m. Togans, Linda Bell Paget, Jimmy Robinson, Sharon Whittington, Ste-- White,House._____ [ Dr. Corma Mowery, former president of the National Education As- phen Cloud, Eleanor Bradley, James McDonald, Susan Gibson and soclatlon addressed the graduating class. Shown tn the above picture Paul Klmes. " More travel to United States urI are the seniors who received their diplomas. They are: Fifth row(left to right)-- Barbara Coulter ,Leo Kisner, Virginia First row (left to right)--Alice Bane, Charles Ott, Susann Acosta, Snyder, Ray Beahm, Elizabeth Savllle, David Burner, Patsy Stev- ged by Hodges. ] Tommy Stocks, Mary Mays, Bobby Kobinson, Sandy Ennis, Tommy ens. Harold Gray, Carol Fritta, Robert Gardner and Rebecca Harrell. Jackson, Doris Heishman, Claude Marcum, Louise Jenkins, Max Sixth tow (left to right)--Tommy Mills, Glenda Brent, WoOdy " NOTICE [ Dunn, Judy I~eg aqd Roger Dalley. . Oden. Barbara TDlett, Rormad Sowers, Genevieve Rotruek, Lewis At- Second row (left to right)--Sam Taylor, Nancy Chapman, James kins. l~chel Johnson, Harry K&ble, Carolyn Lehman and Jimmy Eb- Watch for opening of new 51[ Viands. Aretts W'o0dard, Jimmy Dalley, Billie Jo Beard, Calvin Wood ersole. Seventh row (left to right)--Evelyn Lloyd, Joe Orndorff, Sue Pine, dine~" between Charles Town and] ward, Alice Edwards, Rlthaxd McCauley, Kay Myers and Bandy An- Lee Brown, Paige Shoemaker, David Henry, Donna Tiernan, Danny Inwood. I derson. May 25-~t-pd. FP I Third row (left to right)--Nancy Price, Charles Jackson, Ruth Eismon, Linda Poole, David VanMetre and Betty Postun. aasium. Following the customary pro- cessional Lee Brown, a member of the graduating class, had the! opening prayer and then Alice Ann Edwards delivered h~r,,, salu- tatory addresss. Mr. William J. Brown. high school principal, presided for the program and introduced the speaker. One of the highlights of the exercises was the~ ,,,presentation of three awards; The D. A. R. citizenship awards were presented-, by Mr. Leo Wid- myer, a member of the Jeffersou presenting the diplontas to them. Mary Cheshire's valedictory ad- dress 'provided the climax io the program, with Dan Eismon. a men]bet of the graduating cla~, having the ch)sing prayer. And for th( sermon lo tile grad-* uating class, whieh was held on Sundab evening in the school gymnasium, the Rev. M. Jackson White, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Arlington, Va., spoke on 'Making Your Life Count." Im, ocation and BenedictiOn were 'by the Rev. Russell Urqu- hart, pastor of the Charles Town Baptist Church.