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June 15, 1961     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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June 15, 1961

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REPORT! and cooler-today. 70. Tonight fair and near 50. Friday fair fool. Winds today 15 MPll. I TWO SECTIONS 16 -- PAGES TODAY -- 16 Read By More Than 20,001} People Every Week I I I| . I IlL I II NO. 25 WEST VIRGINIA'S "Best For News and Advertising In Charles Town--Ranson and Jefferson County Since t OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. TItIIRSI)AY. JINL 15, 1961 1844" COMPLETE I,OCAI, NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENTS @ ................................... ilmost by dawn's early morning that workmen Donald 5. Smith Is aishing touches on the picturesque "Civil War which was formally Named Head Jefferson today (Thursday) Ferry. event of the (lay long County Credit Bureau got underway morning with a pre- for the press, radio. distinguished guests. luncheon was held ~sts in a tent set up on m. this afternoon the ceremonies were marked the official the combination mus- which has been a king-sized tourist at- this area, on historic Ferry. $200,000 has been ex. the museum of Civil and the theatre be used for screen pre and as an open air ex- the ribbon cutting !dedicatory ceremonies. at 7 Johnny Tay- orchestra from Mar- present a program this to be followed by program of Civil War the Jefferson County more music will fol and closing ev- Will be a narrated mus program of the History in Harpers by a half hour of Tribute Paid Jefferson Virgznla Press A~::~ its annual Summer! Falls, near Tucker County last W DONALD S. SMITH Formal organization of a Credit Bureau for Jefferson County was effected Thursday afternoon, June 8 at a special meeting of the directors held at the Chamber of Commerce office, with Donald S. Smith, assistant cashier of the Bank of Charles Town, being nam ed as president of the Jefferson County Credit Bureau, Inc. Other officers named were: Ray Conrad, cashier of the Peoples Bank of Charles Town, first vice- president; Mrs. Arlene Funkhous- er, of the Jefferson Loan and Fin- ante Company as second vice pres ida~a~; and Edgar:,P: S r~9~L Jr,,at tim Smi)dt Insurancd~,(geficy~ a's secretary-treasurer. Directors are: William S. Prin- gle, Robert Willis, Harry Ash- I f .... craft William B. Stuck, Frank S. rum a.e~terson uoun Ceravalo, Albert C Nerhood, Jos- warn l~laKe, tormer ~_~. n O,al ~'o-a'~ S E:'L epu ~. m ey, u n tu . o ,tn, d tor of the Jefferson lWilliam Orndorff, Mrs Arlene L, Wflham Musser of.- -ho ser Ra C nra E P ,~ lrung u. , y 0 u . . .twnweekly-IndePlsmoot, Jr., Donald S. i ola d, lax tsrown, l)onalu . . . ]Richard A. Reiter, James E. Sen- ~orrow ana JOS ...... ......... ". [ seney, Wllham N. Gracey, Linden ot me ~pmt ot Jet . _~ . I J. Bush, Joseph P. Chrzstlan, M. Aovocate at the ban-[ V. Jenkins and Thurman Whit- night was Sam Who is general news~ Associated Press. He by Jack Davis, of the AP in Char- informative address, of the duty of report the news in that the average understand. on the occasion was editor of the who is presi- Association. Prior to Ralston singled of the Spirit of Jef- Advocate for spec the only news- present so honored. acre. Following the organization the group hired Smoot as manager of the Credit Bureau offices to be located on the second floor of the Sadler Building on East Washing- ton street; and hired Mrs. Calvin Adams of Charles Town to be of- fice clerk. The various operating commit- tees wer, e also set up and the prop er committees were authorized to proceed with the purchase of the necessary office furniture and eq- uipment. The Credit Bureau will official~ ly go into operation July 1. appoint- transfers occupied attention of the Jef- Board of Education at the regular Henesy, resigned at Charles Town Jun Mary K. Hull, re- Denny teaching the Kana~wha Coun- Mrs. Antionette Was granted a leave Page Jackson to master's degree in not be back. And was granted to bloore of Kearneys- first two months of term. were: Miss of Gassaway, W. of Marshall Uni- to teach Eng Studies at Charles Dale Itieks of a graduate of Shep- this Spring to teach at Charles Town of Burnsville, this Spring I from Glenville State Teachers Col lege, to teach English and Social Studies at Charles Town Senior High; Stephen Posey, of Burns- ville, also a graduate of Glenville this Spring,~o teach at Harpers Ferry High. He will teach Physic al Education and' Social Studies. A-tt~ansfer was also given by the board to IJglrs. Joan Kershner from Shepherdstown elementary school to the Wright Denny School. Made Other Appointments The board officially named Wil- liam Jordan as head basketball coach at Charles Town High School. He has been serving as track and assistant football coach and teaching. Non-teaching personnel appvinl ments were made as follows: 1~ iss Lucille Heflebower, as dire, tor of instruction; Miss Christine ] ~ur ter as financial secretary; Doiald Kable as director of maintenanc( and . transportation; Charles Iol. er, Austin Nicodemus and James: Lynch as general maintenance and utility men; Fred Weller, as mechanic; Frances Braxton as a TURN TO PAGE 8-A Park Pool Enjoying Hot Days; Outdoor Court, Another Tenni: COurt The hot,, humid weather of the Hours For past five days may be rough on nange the old folks, but'it, sure doesn't-,s . -~r'an;ze a worry the youngslers any hecause they head to Jefferson County Memorial Park for an afternoon of swimming. As a result attendan I ce at the pool has heen exception- ally ttigh since last Thursday. For instance Sunday more than 300 paid admission to the pool. Monday the attendance figure a- gain went over the 300 mark. Tue sday it dropped just a few below 300 with a 295 figure. And Wed- nesday upwards of 200 people, most of them children were again enjoying the pool's clear and cool waters. The pool has been managed by J. P. Kearns of Middleway, but beginning Monday Robert (Bob- by) Kershner, athletic coach at Charles Town Junior High School will take over. Mr. Kearns has resigned the position to work at the Charles Town Race track. Program at Park Effective immediately, the hours for the organized play program at Jefferson Memorial Park are from 9 to 12 each morning except Saturday and Sunday it was an- nounced today by park officials. Previously, the hours were from 10 A. M. until 1 P. M. but lack of participation during the noon hour resulted in the time change. Retail Merchants Will Meet Tuesday At 2:30 There will be a special meeting of the Retail Merchants Associat- ion of Charles Town and Ranson Tuesday afternoon June 20 at 2:30 Other members of the pool in the Chamber of Commerce of- staff are: Betsy Cole and Jane fice at the Thomas Jefferson Ho- Specht of Charles Town and Judy [ tel, it was announced this week Riggleman and Johnny Rentch by William Orndorff, president. of Shepherdstown. jAil members of the association Not only has the main pool are urged to attend as a number been enjoying good attendance ]of important matters are to be and use the past week, but the tdiscussed" baby wading pool adjoining it has [ .'~-~~ also been crowded at times. /vith C. Of C " as many as 57 in the pool at one j time Sunday. Other new innovations at the park which are expected to enjoy good patronage in the very near future are the outdoor basketball court and an additional tennis court which have been construc- ted. The new tennis court construc- ted adjoining the one already at the park, is complete and ready for use except for being lined off. The basketball court has also been completed, but the baskets have not yet been erected, lights have not been erected. The court will also have to be lined properly before it will be ready for use. {County Cultural Center At Meeting June 20 The Jefferson County' Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Blue Grass Inn at 12:00 o'clock noon Tuesday, June 20. A proposed Jefferson County Cultural Center is in the plan- ning stage and this matter will be discussed fully at this meeting. President Shirley Hunt will also have a report on "The Anvil', this being a play based on the John Brown Trial which will be pro- duped .i~he Jefferson County C0UPLr ~Iou~e ~n; ' ~ ,,,, ,, , ,* J. Burns Huyett Will Speak To Yokefellows " Announcement has been made that J. Burns Huyett, a long time member of the Yokefellows Bible Class and well known Bible Class teacher will explain the lesson Sunday morning for members and guests of the Class at 10 a. m. F. E. Brenneman will lead the song service beginning at 9:45 a. m. and every member of the class is urged to contact a member who has not been attending and bring him along Sunday nmrning. Guests are always welcome at the Yokefellows Class every Sunda~, morning at the Charles Town t Presbyterian Church. NORVAL HARVEY D. BEELER, JR. Delmer Robinson, Jr., Presi- dent of the C. L. Robinson Cur. poration announced this week that effective August 1 Harvey Beeler, Jr., will assume the duties of General Manager of the Robin son apple holdings in the State of West Virginia, to be responsible for production, packing and sales of the Company's fruit. The C. L. 'Robinson Company owns and operates some 100 ac- res of apple and peach orchards in West Virfginia, all in Jefferson County. They have a 185,000 bush el cold storage in Ranson and have just completed the installat. on of a 90 ft. by 250 ft. packing muse incorporating the very lat 'st packing and fruit handling quipment. This house is design d to handle some 7,000 bushels )f fruit daily. Beeler has been' Sales Manager for Consolidated Distributors, In- corporated in Paw Paw, W. Va. for the last four years and prior to that was employed by the Ap- oalachian Apple Service. Beeler and his family .plan to hove to Charles Town, some time prior to August 1, where they re- tided prior to moving to Paw Paw. GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY Saleprice was .$20,700. NOTICE-- 51 Diner opening Saturday, June 17, serving break. fast, lunch and dinner. June 15-1t-pd. FP BANK HOLIDAY JUNE 20 The three banks listed below viii not be open for business on l'uesday, June 20, a legal holiday West Virginia Day. Peoples Bank of Chas. Town Blakeley Bank & Trust Co. Bank of Charles Town June 15.1t-FP Named By Lions To Attend Youth MISS BECKY DUNN The Charles Town Lions Club as in the past sponso~ a girl and boy to attend "Youth Leadership Camp" which is held this week at Camp Horseshoe. Lion Noland drove the two selected to attend camp and represent the Lions Club. Miss'Becky Dunn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dunn, ROBERT DAILEY Kearneysville and Robert Dailey, son of Mrs. ttersel Dailey and the late Mr. Dailey, Jefferson Ave- nue, Cbarle~i Town. The Lions club have f~)und that sending boys and girls to Youth Leader-. ship Camp pays off by the train- ing in leadership that they gel. Chairman Glenn Ramsburg re- ported that plans for the big "Park Sale" are progressing ac- cording to schedule. This annual auction for the benefit of Jeffer son Memorial Park will be-held i at Blue Ridge Livestock Sales on Thursday, June 29 starting" at 6:30 ip. M.- Many items have already been contributed and Kenneth Kisner chairman of Solicitation urged all solicilators to turn in their lists of donations at the earliest !possible date. This will allow the collection committee to start pick ing up donations next week. Many stores and gasoline stat- ions have already made donations and it is hoped that every busi- ness place will contribute Items. The Charles Town Photo & Gift ' GO TO ~HURCH SUNDAY MUST REGISTER FOR SWIMMING CLASSES Parents and children are re- minded that the registration for swimming lessons must be turned in to the Red Cross Office no la ter than June 21. The application blanks can be obtained at either the swimming pool or at the Red Cross Office. Children must be 8 years or old to enroll. The min imum age for Junior Life-Saving is 12; the mininmm age for Senior Life Saving is 16. Every pupil is expected to be at the park pool on Saturday, June 24, 10:00 a. m.; to enroll for class. Instruction will begin Monday morning, June 26 at 9:00 a. m. PRINTZ AT CPA MEETING WItlTE SULPHUR SPRINGS C. F. Printz, of North George Street, Charles Town, the only Certified Public Accountant in this section is in White Sulphur Springs this week attending the Middle Atlantic States Certified Public Accounts Conferenoe being held at the Greenbrier Hotel. He was accompanied to White Sul- phur by Mrs. Printz. They will re= turn to Charles Town Sunday. ? s' Announcement was made this week by Thurman A. Whitacre, president, that the Community O11 Company of Charles Town has completed plans for having the company and it's 26 service sta- tions paxtlelpate fully In the West Virginia program to help keep the state's highways ~d by-ways clean by providing attractive trash barrels in front of each of the stations where motorists may dump contents of litterbugs and other tra&h which they m~ty have collected in their cars. Whi_~cre said his company has gone to some expense in obtaining steel containers ~or all of the compax~y s dealer lo'- cations for the convenience of customers. The above pleture shows the Community Oil Company crew cleaning and paJnUng the barrels, getting them regdy for distribution to the stations. Bowling will return to Charles Town this Fall after a long absence This bec :me a certainty today with the announce- ment by Frank Turner of Hagerstown, Md., one of the na- tion's leading bowling chain operators, that he plans to erect a duckpin Center here Turner said a $300,000 modern 16-lane bowling center will be constructed on a two and one-half acre tract of land on the Willow Springs Fa m, located on the eastern edge of Charles Town along U. S. Route 340. Construction work will get un- derway in about two or three weeks, Turner said. and plans are to have Charles Town's newest recreational center ready for ot)- ening in early October. Norman S. Early & Son, con- tractor of Hagerstown, Md. will e rect the 96 by 140 foot concrete block building which will contain 16 modern duckpin alleys. It will also include a large nursery for children; a modernly equipped snack bar; large rest rooms, am- ple seating and table space fur bowling customers and spectators and locker space for bowlers to store shoes and other bowling eq- uipment. Ample aPrking Space There will also be ample park- ing space all around the build- ing. The Brunswick equipment to be installed will be the latest design on the market. There will also be Sherma duckpin pinspotlers, the alleys will be equipped with tele scopes, telefouls, range finders, hand dryers and automatic scor. ers. There will also be wall-to-wall carpeting and modern display cases containing bowling equip- ment for sale for the convenience of patrons of the Center. It will also have the best and most mud ern in lighting and air-conditi0n- ing systems, will be sound proof and there will be no pillars or ~osts in-or near, the bowling iahes to obstruct the view. In gen eral, Mr. Turner said, the Center ~ill offer country club elegance ~or all. No name has as yet been sel- ected for the Charles Town Cen- ter, Mr. Turner said. When the Center is ready to be gin operations all local help will be used, Mr. Turner said. Tentative plans are to have at least two accesses to lhe Center, one of them coming in from U. S. Route 340. When the bowling Center is completed it will give Turner a to tal of five such establishments in the Hagerstown, Martinsburg and ~Charles Town areas, with a com- bined total of 140 lanes being in operation this Fall and Winter. This will make Turner one of the largest, if not the largest singly owned bowling chain operators in the country. Only Wednesday Turner an- nounced plans for two new bow- ling centers in Hagerstown, one to be a 12-lane establishment and the other 24 lanes of duckpins. Both of these Centers are also ex peeled to be completed around early October. TURN TO PAGE 8-A Mrs, Garland Heflebower Jr, Mrs. Garland Heflebower Jr. has been named executive secre- tary of the Yefferson County Chap ter, American Red Cross, it was announced today by Mrs. James M. Masom IL Chapter Chairman. Selection of Mrs. Heflebower was made at the last meeting of the Executive Comimttee of the Board of Directors. Mrs. Heflebower has been a res- ident of Jefferson County for over 20 years and during that lime has assisted the Red Cross as a volun- teer, serving during the Fund Drive and at Bloodnmbile visils. Mrs. Heflebower is a member qf the Charles Town Methodist Church and at present a Sunday School teacher. For the past four years she has served as president of the County Council of the Farm Womens Clubs; has been a leader for 4-H Clubs for 23 years and been active in Farm Womens Club work for over 18 ;years. Mrs. Heflebower will fill a va. cancy caused by the resignation of Mrs., H. II. Hunter who has been executive secretary since February 1, 1960. The new arrangement is effect ire immediately. Starting June 19 the Red Cross office will be open from Monday through Friday daily from 9:00 A. M. to 12:(}0 noon. The pages of history will be turned back over a hundred years come August 5 with the re-enact ment of the historic trial of John Brown in the Jefferson County Court ttouse. That night will mark the prem iere of Mrs. Julia Davis Healy's "The Anvil", which is a product. ion dealing with the actual John Brown trial. And the scene for the play will be the same Court Room in which John Brown was tried in the Fall of 1859. The play will run for seven days and nights with several perform ances being presented each day. The task of casting try:outs was started Satul'day and Sunday and while a number of the parts have been decided, there are still a, number of parts to be filled, it was announced Monday by Mrs. Leeds K. Riely a member of the casting committee. A number of the leading parts have been cast, with Lee Bush. ong being cast as Andrew Hunter, attorney for the slate; Henry Mor row, as Hiram Griswold; C. L. White as Sanmel Chilton; Dean Nichols as Lawson Botts attorney for the defense; W. P. C. Perry as Judge Parker; John Boyer as Armistead Ball, a witness; Glenn Ramsburg as Cept. Simms, a rain ister; Edyvard L. Pine as the clerk of court; David Webb as Aaron Stevens, a witness; Roger Perry as Thomas Green, attorney for de fense. Another session for try-outs for parts still not filled will be hem Friday night from 7:30 until 9 in the Jefferson County Court House and the selection committee and Charles Wood a professional dir- ector from New York, who will direct the production, are anxious to have a number of young men in their late teens or eartys 20'~ to serve ~s members of the Jef. ferson Guards. Also it was announced that a- TURN TO PAGE 4-A