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TWO SECTIONS LATEST IN LOCAL, AREA SPORTS -- COUNTY NEWS ADVERTISEMENTS SIXTEEN PAGES LOCAL NEWS -- PICTURES WEDDINGS --- SOCIETY CLASSIFIED ADS 1844 .... The Newspaper Charles Town And Ranson Grew Up With .... 1966 102 NO. 22 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047 CHARLES TOWN, Jefferson County, W. VA. THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1966 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper PRICE 10 CENTS I / of 45 seniors, one of the largest ones in some years, wound up their four years of high school Wednesday night when they were presented their graduation diplomas in commencement held in the Harpers Ferry High School auditorium at 8 p. m. Virginia's junior Senator Robert C. Byrd delivered the address to the graduates in which he stressed the importance to the youth, the nation and the world, a great moral re-armament, on the part of youth. He challenged the young people of the school, the state and the nation Only respect, but obey civil and moral laws stating that only by doing so can our nation main- it's prestige as a free and great country and a world.leader. Ida Mary Butler, who won the top scholastic honors in her graduating class, delivered Valedictory remarks, and Donald Moore, who achieved the second highest scholastic honors, made remarks for the class, as other highlights of the Commencement program. Members! class are shown above. Y I It the nation was once a new traffic death Jefferson County came the long May 30 holiday in ap almost perfect at leasfon the highways, Only one minor motoring reported to Charles Police. And even in lent there was only min- injury to one person, about $200 in property G. G. Holman,~ of the Perks Invited To Boys' State Counsellor DOUG PERKS high honor was bestov upon Doug Perks, one outstanding members luating class of Charles School, when he was be a camp counsellor~ Mountaineer Legion Camp to be held at Mill from June 26 2. to young Perks back to the Camp for a this time in an offi- came from the Department Com- of the American Legion ago. Perks was one boys who represent- Town High School at ~a~ year and it is quite or a boy to be invited be a camp counsellor has attended the camp. ~s is known this is the this honor has come to County boy. Charles Town State Police, said that during the heavy downpour of rain Saturaay e r ning, a tWO.i car collision occurred on U. S. : Route 340, about three miles east of Charles Town. Involved in the collision was a car being driven by Richard H. Shade, of Shepherdstown, Route 1, which was hit in the rear by a car being driven by Elizabeth H. Beahm, Of Sandy Hook, Md. The Beahm woman sustained slight injuries Corporal Holman said no charges were prefem'ed~ in the accident. One drowning did occur in the county, and one youth was injur- ed in a fall while attempting to climb some cliffs on the Maryland side of the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry. These were the only marks on a fine county Memorial Holiday record. Baltimore Man Drowns The drowning accurred in the Shenandoah River near Shannon. dale about 1:30 p. m. Sunday. Charles Town State Trooper An- thony Divita, said information provided him by witnesses at the Shannondale Club, listed the drowning victim as Robert Milton Merle, 33-year old Baltimore Md. man. He said he was told that Merle drowned while attempting to rescue a 13-year-old companion who had fallen from a boat in which they were riding on the river It was reported that neither Merle, nor his companion Edward Byers, also of Baltimore, could F: W. Kratz Suffers Broken Leg When Horse Slams into Rail F. W. Kratz, the middle one of the three members of the Freddie Kratz family who have made a name for themselves as fine jock- eys, suffered a broken leg Wec[- nesday morning when a horse he was working out at Shenandoah Downs race track lunged into a guard rail as he was working the horse out of the starting gate. Kratz is the eldest son of the veteran Freddie Kratz and bro- ther of Jimmy Kratz, all jockeys on the Maryland - Charles Town circuit. He is a "junior", but uses the initials to avoid being con- fused with his father. Dr. Earl Allara of Charles Town said both bones in the lower leg were broken in a simple fracture and that Kratz would be out of action for about three months. He is in the Charles Town Hospital. swim and they wore no life pre- servers, nor carried any in the boat. Witnesses said the youth was eventually saved by onlook- ers from the shore. The accident occurred just out side the swimming area of the Shannondale Club. Young Byers, who went into shock after the drowning, was rushed to the Charles Town Gen- eral Hospital by the Charles Town Independent Fire Company ambulance, where he was admitt- ed as a patient. TURN TO PAGE 3--A Little Pam Anders was crowned Queen and Ricky Snyder was made King of the Talent and Charm Review staged Friday night in the Charles Town Jun- ior High auditorium by the Jun- ior and Senior Woman's Clubs of Charles Town. The affair was re- ported as a most successful event with a large crowd in attendance The talent was outstanding and the judges experienced a difficult time in making their decisions on the talent winners. The judges in the charm re- view also had difficulty trying to name the winners, with the a- bove picture showing the winners @ The Jefferson County Board of n..L. Education plans to operate a Sum- ~[]|y Light Interest mer Program which will be finan- ced entirely from funds under the Federal Elementary Secondary Education Act. The program is designed to provide special help, in all areas, for those who have a need for this extra effort. In the elementary area emphas- is will be given to remedial work in the area of need. In the high school area students will be able to make up a sub- ject which will help them keep pace and thus graduate more nearly on schedule. Under this program classes can be kept small and thus enable all to concentrate on the real needs of the students The program is scheduled to start June 17, and end on July 29. The time schedule will be Monday through Friday, from 8 a. m. to 12 noon. Enrollment will be handled, at the school that students attended during the regular term, on Mon- day, June 6, from 9 a. m. until 12 noon. In Shepherdstown's Election Tuesday , Tuesday will be election day in Shepherdstown and while incum- bent Mayor Clarence W. Wright has no opposition in his effort to be re-elected Mayor the town voters will have a choice in vot- ing for the five members of the town council. The town's ticket is headed by Mayor Wright and Recorder W. W. (Bill) Hammond, who is seek ing re-election as town recorded both of whom are assurred re- election along with Wade W. Banks, George W. Colbert, Leo- nard Moore, James Muncey and Mary Frances Smith as candidates for the five council seats. While on another ticket John W. Harris and Joe Walper are seeking Cou- ncil posts. These two candidates had provided a council race and thereby have created more inter- eat in the election. Charles Town's Mayor Nicholas Carson, who has been serving this community longer as it's Mayor than any other person in the his. tory of the town had an 18-year record to protect, in the city's : biennial election held Thursday, May-~, and*once a~e voter~! l~eturned him to offTce~ anoth~ ] two'year term by an overwhelm-I ing majority. His opposition this[ time was George Reginald Staubsl and he defeated him by a vote of l 300 to 40 in what was the lighest turnout of Charles Town voters in the past several elections. ~Mayor CarSon will begin his! 10th consecutive term of office on July 1. The Mayoralty race was the only one on the entire city ballot- ing, with the voting for the four two-year terms on the City Cou- ncil and the one-year unexpired term of Vivan Bush ,being just a formality. Howard L. Sechrist, polled 248 votes as the unopposed first.Ward councilman; Edward Braxton poll ed 226 votes as councilmanic can- didate for the Second Ward; Dr. NICHOLAS CARSON D. C. Master, led the councilmanic voting with 251 votes in the Third Ward a~d Dewey Ambrose polled: 222 in the fourth ward. TURN TO PAGE 3--A and runners-up. They are (left ] was judged the fourth winner. to right)--Greg Wheeler, runner-I The judges were: Mrs. Lemuel up for the King honor, Pam And. | )irting from Martinsburg, Mrs. ers, the Queen, Ricky Snyder, the "ralph Kilmer of Leesburg, Va., King, and Brenda Smallwood, the md Mr. Gary Hartle of Hagers- runner-up for the honor of being ~own, Md. Mrs. John Porter Queen. Also shown in the picture is Miss Jeannine Gruber, who was recently named "Miss Char- les Town and Ranson," who pre. sented the drowns and other a- wards to the contestants. Linda Frye, a tap dancer, sev- en years old, was judged the best, Brown Hampstead, a folk singer was judged second, The Specters a local dance band was judged third, and Linda Pierce, a soloist ~urns, a member of the Senior Woman's Club was the :guest solo- ist and she was accompanied by her daughter, Miss Patricia Burns. The Charm Contest added glam- our.tothe program. There were 21 entries. Proceeds from the review will be used to liquidate the debt for remodeling the club home and beautifying it. f MARGARET ROSE ORNDORFF MEREDITH FRANK Misses Margaret Rose Orndo/rff and Meredith Frank, have won :the two highest scholastic honors in the senior class at Shepherds- town High. And Miss Orndorff, who is the highest ranking senior will deliver the valedictory add- ress and Miss Frank, the second highest, will deliver the salutatory address at the annual commence- ment exercises to be held Frfday ~mg~ June 3, in the high '~f Daniel Schoemmell, will play the processional and the reces. sionsl marches? The class sponsors are Mrs. John Grisstnger, Jri, and Miss Gladys Hartzell. : Following is a list of the grad- uates: Connie Evonne Barren, Mar- garet Ellen Bean, Mary Ellen Blue, Kathryne Rutheaa Boor; .]~dney school gyna~Um. Edward B~ Rogers, ~ool prin- cipal, said in announ~ng the names of the top scholastic win- ners, said Congressman Arch A. Moore ,of the first Congressional District of West, Virginia, will deliver the commencement add- ress to the 51 members of the graduating class. His subject will be "Is Your World Different." Miss Orndorff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Orndorff, will say the class farwell in her valedic- tory address, while Miss Frank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Frank, will present the annual salute to the departing class in her salutatory speech. The Rev. John Grissinger, Jr. pastor of the Shepherdstown Luth eran Church will give the Invo- cation and Benediction. His son, John Grissinger, III, is a member of the senior class. Also taking part in the program will be Thomas Edsall, class pres- ident; T. A. Lowery, Jefferson County School superintendent and Lowell Hetzell, acting presi- dent of the Board of Education. The band, under the direction Charles Town State Police are looking for a young white mate, age about 22, with a ruddy com- plexion and sandy or red hair, wanted for an armed robbery which accurred about 3:55 this morning (Thursday) at the East End Texaco Service station, locat- ed on the Eastern edge of Charles Town on U. S. Route 340. Charles Town State Trooper Anthony Divita said the robber made off with $450 in cash which he took from the service station cash register after using a knife to force the attendant on duty into a supply room and barricad- ing the door Trooper Divita said Ralph D. Creamer, Jr., a nephew of Ralph Creamer, RFD Charles Town, owner and operator of the all- night station, reported when last seen, the man was headed East on U. S. Route 340, but no des- cription of the car was obtained. && "Head Start," a Federal pro- gram initiated last year in Jeffer- son County and throughout the country, to give disadvantaged children some exper- ience prior to their entrance into the first grade, will be cut from seven to six weeks this year in this county, it was announced this week by Schools Superinten- dent T, A. L0wery. The program'will get underway Monday morning, June 20, and run through Friday July 29. And like last year, it will be operated only on a half-day basis in this county, instead of all day as in some parts of the state and nat- ion, Lowery said. Federal funds amounting to $30,599 have been approved for the program which can include as many as 195 students. But it is not yet known whether near that number will participate. Last year the program was set up for 140 eligible children to attend this pre-school training and in- struction, but only 119 actually attended, Some $27280 was ap- proved:by the Federal Govern. ment for the operation of the i program in the county, last year Young Creamer told police he was in the station at about 3:50 when the young man walked in and asked him if he had a fuse for a 1959 Mercury automobile. He said when he turned his hack on the man to look for the fuse, the man pulled a knife on him, forced him into a back storage room, closed the door and then stacked some batteries against the door to keep him from getting out. The man then rifled the cash register of some $450 in nmney, all in currency and fled. Creamer said he managed to force the door open and rushed to the front door to see if he could spot the fleeing bandit and he saw him heading East on robe Ashby Breeden ghton, Rob~ William Car ~ said he thought man had park Clarence Howard Clark, ed iais car across the highway Ann Cur~rfer, Susan Jean Day, Orior to entering t~ service stat~ Larry DaVid Dunn, Henry Lee ion. Dunmore, Wilbut Wood Dusing, As far as could be determined Thomas Harold Edsall, Mary Vir- nothing else was missing from ginia Everhart, Care Lou Fraley the s~tion except the money. Meredith Rose Frank, Sharon Mar Immediately following the rob- ie Fuss, George Althered Grant- bery young Creamer notified ham, John Melchior Grissinger, Charles Town municipal police 3rd, Timothy Tarr Hafer, Braun who in turn called Trooper Divita, August Hamstead, Nancy Lynn Harris, Suellen Headlee, Richard Veteran PE Employee King Hess~naur, Kaye Frances Hilllard, James Donald Jones, John David Kite, Patricia Anne Of Mlfl~iHe Po~ Knighten, Kenneth Franklin Lowe Jr, Keith Edward Marken, James Jeffery Mauck, Jr., Barbara Louve Station H~ Re~rd aia McDonald, James Franklin Mc Dowell, Veda Catherine McDowell Dennis Cordell Myers, Margaret Rosalie Orndorff, Richard Warren Pittinger, Sheila Mae Roman, Mary Wilson Sager, Linda Faye Seal, Karen Carter Shuler, John Gordon Slonaker, Gerald McCel- land Stum, WiIliam Bernard Tab- ler, Jr., Thomas Edward Tucker, Madeline Marie Unger, William Winston White, Brenda Kay Will ingham, Mary Estelle Winfrey. , CHARLES F. SPATES Charles F. Spates, a veteran employee of the MillviUe power station of the Potomac Edison Company, has retired from active service with the company. His retirement became effective May but only about $19,000 was used 1. when the number of students that A member of the Power Pro- participated fell considerably be- duction operations for 24 years, low the number anticipated. Spates spent his entire period of The $30,599 which has been employment at Millville. He join- allocated by the Federal Govern- ed the Company there in 1942 and merit ~will defray 90-percent of held various positions at the plant the cost of the program. The in the ensuing years, At the time TURN TO PAGE 3--A of his retirement, he held the ,. post of plant utility man, assign- ed to those duties in 1958. High He was born at ttillsboro, V a., Charles Town Jr. and now resides near Charles Town. Choir To Present K i Jnoi f r m r m the Charles Town Junior High, under the direction of Principal Roscoe Payne will present the program for the week- Mostly sunny today highest 65 ly dinner meeting of the Charles to 70, Fair and cold tonight low- Town Kiwanis Club this evening est 36 to 42, Friday mostly sunny at 6:15, in the Rib Room of the with highest in 70s. Out- Turf Diner. look fr cloudy Also following the program the and warmer. Winds less organization's board of directors th~ 5 MPH early th~ morning will meet, at which time plans for the 40th birthday party of the local club to be held Thursday mid mo~ today. Southerly 6 night June 9, at Hilltop House, ~ 12 MPH after late morn~ will be discussed. Friday.