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WEST VtHGINIA'$ OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. BEST MEDIUM OF ADVERTISING FOR REACHING THE BUYING POWER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY AND ALL SURROUNDING AREAS FOR MORE THAN |16 YEARS, READ EVERY WEEK By MORE THAN -- 20,000 PERSONS -- PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY THE JEFFERSON PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. SECOND CLASS POB'I'AGE PAID AT CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. $PIRIT ESTABLISHED 1044 -- ADVOCATE ESTABLISHED ISS~ COMBINED MARCH I, 19,48 MAX BROWN, EOITOR i OFFICE NORTH GEORGE I.;TREET -- TELEPHONE 222 NATIONAL ADVERTIIING REPRIESKN TATI VEB WEEKLY NEWSPAPER REPRESENTATIVES, INC. 404 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK 18. N. Y. ATLANTA -- CHICAGO -- DETROIT -- LOll ANGELwis ALL BUBISCR|PTIONIS D|LIVgND IN THE STATE ARE[ SUBJECt" TO 3(Y~ CONISUMISR9 BALES TAX. BUBCRIImrlON $3.BO PER YIL~R IN ADVANCE. MEMBER OW THE NATIONAL 'EDITORIAL Thursday, June 15, 1961 REPORTING THE NEWS Speaking at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Press Association at Blackwater Falls last week, Sam Black- man, who is general news editor of the Associated Press, stressed a point that the press would do well to meditate upon. Mr. Blacl man pointed out, that news writers owe a duty to their subscribers to print not only the bare facts, but owe a duty to explain the news in language the average reader can understand, His-point is well taken. This is a valid criticism of virtually every newspaper and as far as this paper is concerned we shall endeavor to take it to heart. Mr. Blackman does not mean that we should interpolate into the news our own opinion. The editorial page is re- served for that purpose. What he does mean is that we frequently fall short in recording the whys and where- fores of a given story, and that we frequently resort to technical language without explaining its meaning. A valid case, to illustrate, in point is court reporting. If we re- port that in a given case pending in court the defendant filed a demurrer we tell the average reader virtually noth- ing. But if, on the other hand, we report that the defen-' dant filed a motion asking the court to dismiss the plain- tiff's case the message is clear for all to understand. From time to time we nay fall short of the standard Mr Blackman spoke of. But we shall endeavor in the weeks ahead to follow his sound advice. It is the least we can do for the thousands of readers who so courteously support us. Several From County Chapter IWLA Attend Annual Convention Among those attending the State Izaak Walton League annual convention from the Jefferson County Chapter, held at the Ber- keley County Chapter Club House near Bedington over the past weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Don Kable, Mrs. Norval Johnston, Mrs. Mary Claggett, Mr. Harold Dow- ney and Mrs. Emory Kable. Ted Sheppard of Mineral County was elected the 14th president of the West Virginia Division, Izaak Wal ton Leagu of Amrica. Also elected to take office on July 1 were: Paul Cyphert of Mor- gantown, first vice president; Mrs. H. E. Tucker, Elkins, second vice president; and Mrs. Earl Sprouse Morgantown; Elmer Hatfield, Fairmont, and E. M. Olliver, E1- kins, directors at large. More than 100 officers dele- gates and members from most of the 13 chapters in the state at- tended the session. In other major action, the state organization approved a ,resolut- ion' for his appointment of Dr. Walter M. Lane as director of the newly designated Department of Natural Resources. The group al- so passed resolutions calling for increasea efforts for highway beautitication and stream and water improvements. Morgantown was approved as the site of the. 1962 convention to be ,held in May or June. Highlighting the session was an address by Frank Gregg, staff assistant on fish, wildlife, parks and recreation to the Secretary of interior and former~national IW- san#,1 I islPU i lines and try out for these parts. HV Ifl/n I The 64-page script is interesting l authentic and it condenses the .~:~.~ :.!: i~:: :' ". ~.~:: !~.:!~.~-.~i~#~.~:~ ~ . . . ' .--I proceedings of six hectm days of i~ ~ the Fall of 1859 into a show of ~ ~i~;~)i~]~ii~z about an hour and three quarters. ~%~!!]~!~ii__ The production will be done ifi "~:::~k~"'~.~ ~ ~l~~~ two acts, each with four scenes. ~~~ There is nothing in the script ~~~ which was nor taken from the ql~~~*~ Jefferson County Court House, ,=m ~ H.~ ~. ~, mblic libraries and from the pri- JEFFERSON vs MARX: PART 3 vate library of Thornton T. Perry We have seen how communism Charles Town historian. One of established a foothold in Russia the most valuable helps which in 1917 and we are becoming in- Mrs. Healy reports she had was a creasingly aware of how it is chal pamphlet which Mr. Perry had in lenging free institutions through- his collection. She said it contain out the world. We should now con ed the most complete transcript sider the professed objectives of of the John Brown trial. A narrator, employing a present communism in order that we may tense mood, directs the play's (mderstand what it is about com- munism that attracts such fanati- movement-through scenes in the cal devotion to its principles, bedroom of Colonel Lewis Wash- ington, the cell of John Brown The Free World tends to think and the courtroom. Moments of of communism as the very anti- humor materialize in the midst thesis of freedom and in doing of moments of intensity in such so cannot understand how men lines as those delivered by B. and could follow a doctrine of slavery. O. Conductor Phelps and John But the plain truth of the matter Allstadt with his "slight German is that one of the most beguiling accent." features of communism is that it holds out the promise to its adher Lions h ''" Session A eats that when communism has ,)m;v i become universal the present pal- PLRI'I' O14 JEFFEIKON 4---A THURSDAY, IIII I WE HAVE TWO CARS THAT WE WILL SELL AT JUST ice state features of communism T will fade and wither away and-uesdaY; Hear Reports mankind will reach a Utopian stage in which the ultimate in ,From State Con~ention freedom will be realized. This is TELEPHONE 287-M ,important and it is fundamental The Lions Club met in regular that we understand this if we are session Tuesday evening at the to have even the most elementary Blue Grass Inn in the Thomas (LIMIT 5 TO A CUSTOMER) ' knowledge of communism. We Jefferson Hotel. It was decided must understand thaL in theory that the club would go back to at least, communism is a political the regular schedule of meetings lb. religion that holds to the doctrine very week. The Club will hold that through its universal accept- their Scrap Paper Collection dur- ance mankind's social and politi- ing the summer every third Tu~s cal problems can be solved, day evening. A universal solution to man- International Counsellors War- lb. kind's social and political prob- renfeltz, Eismon and In-coming lems is a desirable goal. Hence it president Marshall Brown gave can be said with the greatest in- ibrief reports on the state eonven dulgence in generality that corn- tion which was held in Clarks- munism and democracy profess to burg. have the same Utopian aim, an or The new officers for 1961-62 derly world free of war and want. will be installed June 27th at a Why, then, one might naively ask dinner dance at The Hill Top Ha- should the two systems war with tel Harpers Ferry. one another for supremacy over No further business the meet- the minds of men? ing adjourned. Lion Ed Chrisman The answer, I think, is two-fold, was the free meal winner. First, no follower of Jefferson or the other great philosphers who SO-'~W-'O0 have provided,the cornerstone for Jeffer men democratic, truly democratic, thinking is naive enough to be- Tour Oldest Churches lieve that universal communism would usher in universal freedom; and, secondly, even if it would, In Eastern Panhandle the cost of attaining such a goal under communism would make Sixty Jefferson County Farm the conquest empty and worth- Woman's Club members and mem less, i bers of their families visited six With reference to the first of of the oldest churches in the East these two principles, namely that ern Panhandle on a tour June 2 we do not believe universal cam- The tour was planned by the munism is an answer to man- County Education Committee of kind's problems, we must deal which Miss Anna McGarry is largely in the realm of theory, chairman. For we cannot actually know what Elk Branch Presbyterian Chur- kind of a world we would hav~ if ch at Duffiekls was the first communism became universal sin- church visited then on to the ce we have never had a univer- Christ Reformed Church. Other sally communistic world. But we churches visited included Mt. can suspect! And the suspicion Zion Baptist near Kearneysville, )rovides us with an abiding con- Tuscarora Presbyterian, Morgan viction that communism in its uni Chapel at Bunker Hill and the versal practice would be no less Union Church at Middleway. tyrannical, no less a respecter of Lunch was served the group by the rights of individuals, than it the women of the Arden Moth- presently is. In other words, we odist Church. know without knowing precisely At each church the local minis why we know that communism is ter or a member of the congregat- a false god whom we cannot trust, ion gave interesting highlights of and whom we dare not trust, the history of the church. With reference to the second "of these two principles, note how cal DI.A,. Perks lous communism ,s. No maxim is ,',,. ,,,,,,,,.. LA official, better known to the communist of than the one whiCh says the end Named..Tn Pill..~...~...Varanris C. Edison Baker, president the host chapter welcomed the justifies the means. The commun- convention to Martinsburg and ist believes that a new world or- also introduced guests. Chapter der is necessary to have humanity P0whatan 6arden C[~ :presidents and state officers were and that anything that can be also recognized, done to bring about this end is jus The Powhatan Garden Club met , tifiable. No doctrine can be more Monday, June 5 at the home of AI)VOCA'I'I abhorrent to those who believe, Mrs. John Martin, Washington JUNE 15, 1961 as did Jefferson, in the rights of Court. The program for the even- man. For this is a doctrine of to- ing was a tour of the Harper tal subjugation, if necessary, in House at Harpers Ferry, W. Va. II I order to bring about a conlmunist A Call meting was held at the society. Under this doctrine the home of Mr. Hugh Via, Ranson right of free speech, free press W. Va. Monday, June 12 to elect and a free religion is totally lost, officers to fill the vacancies of since the exercise of these rights Mrs. John Martin, president and might interfere with the ultimate Mrs. Gordon Eismon, vice presi objective of universal commun- dent who are moving out of town ism. Anything that stands in the Those elected to fill these vaca: way of attaining universal corn- cies were Mrs. O. S. Bloom, pro munism must yield, Unde~ this ident and Mrs. William Perk." doctrine, for example, North Kor vice president. ' ea could wage a "righteous war" The club voted to plant flower: against South Korea since South on shrubbery around the Civi: Korea stood in the way of the fur- War markers block 21-24. thor advance of communism. At the close of the meeting r Right and wrong as we know it freshments of cake and puac: by our moral precepts are un- were served by the hostess. known in the communist lexi- OVER OUR COST! NO TRADE IN AT THIS PRICE, BUT A BONUS DEAL WITH A TRADE IN. 1 LAVENDER AND WHITE SAVOY TWO DOOR PLYMOUTH. I BLACK V 100 VALIANT 4.DOOR con. All things are automati- I .^ U, tl ,,, For cally right which advance com- munism and all things are auto- matically wrong which oppose it. Lights Boosters June 21 Thus the liquidation of political prisoners by firing squads is A highly important meetin~ "right" in the communist book be and one for all members of th( :cause these prisoners impede the 'Boosters For Lights For The New advance of communism. Nothing Football Field' committee, is sche in the communist book, is immor- duled for the Legion Lounge on al, as we know immorality, if it Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 p. m. advances the tide; and all things prompt. President Ralph 'Pete' are immoral that stand against Harm says that a definite decision The conscience of a commun- will be made at this meeting re. ist knows but one thing: all lative to the awarding of the things are right that advance the Chevrolet automobile and all cause. Until we understand this members and any others who we are at a hopeless disadvantage might be interested are asked to in dealing with the communists attend. Especially are those at the conference table, in the :'Boosters' invited to return to this cold war or anywhere. [meeting who attended the first I meeting several months ago when Need Hore i the subject of lights for the foot ball field was brought up. Your " presence is badly needed gentle- FROM PAGE ONE men, Mr. Hann said today. mong the principal roles in the production still to be cast are the BAKE, RUMMAGE SALE parts of John Brown, Col. Wash- ington and the narrator for the production. And it is hoped that there will be a number of persons how up" Friday- night: to- read, BOLOGNA PICKLE & PIMENTO packs OLIVE LOAF PLAIN LOAF SINGLE PKGS ..... 29c TURKEY, BEEF OR CHICKEN PACKERS LABEL 303 'SIZE BEANS DIXIE BELL lb. box GOLD BOND STAMPS PLYMOUTH -- VALIANT SALES AND SERVIC (WHOLE) Ib. BIRDSEYE FROZEN 16-oz. pkgs. FRENCH 16-oz. pkgs. DEL MONTE P HEAPP E JUI \ Q 0 DIXIE BELL C R A C K E R S lb. each doz. pkgs. for each GOLD BOND STAMPS GOLD BOND lb. The Lutheran Church at Uvil- la is having a rummage and bake sale Friday, June 16 at the Old Penne . Buildiag in.Cha le Town This Coupon and Purchase of 4-Lb. Can T. R. Ham I This Coupon and Purchase of Large Bag Lewis Potato Chips This Coupon and PurchaSe .Lb. Box