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June 18, 1959

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FORECAST. ~tl Cool today, tonight and today 68 degrees, low- around 45 to 50. *** • , . ** "Serving The Charles Town- Ranson and Jefferson County Community Since 1844" TWO SECTIONS i Read By More Than 20,00(] People Every Week • ,*~_%,% ~?**_*, .%.?~,?~*~%’~ * • * . • • • • • • ,%**, !i ?!{ [ NO. 25 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLI)EST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COITNTY, W. VA. THI:RSDAY, JUNE 18, 195.(} COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 ""=''"'~' 200 Pints of Blood [Virginia Youths Caught Destroying Property In Countx Por some time police have bee,a ------ ~ ............................ receiving complaints about school oo mo ,,o One Hurt InTwo ! other minor acts o'f vandalism visit to Char Tuesday, June 30, the Episcopal Parish 10:15 a. m. to 4:15 Admiral George of the Jeff- Cross blood pro every effort will a.t leas~ 200 pints with the visit of time. also stated that of pints of blood local hosoitral be automobile ac- in industry, recent accident at and Stone in MilL1 ~Oa t:he age range of years who is in Can be a Red Cross ring to donate blood to make a,~ ap- Cake their dona,tion may do so by Cross Office any a. m. to 12 noon, Lgt Friday, or they Swimming ill Begin June 29 [ life saving ,and ~Ool staged by the Lty Rred Cross Chap derway at the park nd run for a period The classes will be ling Monday throu- for the classes an wp be a~t least eight Older and must fill ~tion blank v~hich ~t bhe Red Cross e park pool. These LUst be reitumed to office not later tha,n .ae will be accepted tor classes fill be ~k Pool Sa,turday, "m. DST, rain or 'en must have an a physician be- -~ accepted for the :or Drunken ther For ONrahon coun,ty ,man was nken driving and [tting t,he operat- an in,tociated nigh’ ,a,t a hear of the Peace Minor Road Wrecks Two highway accide,nts which occurred in Jefferson County Sat, urday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 10 were investigated by Char los Town State Police. One person, Mrs. Bonnie Grey Pouch of Martinsburg was injur- ed in the Wednesday acciden,t which occurred about 3 p. m. a- bout 5.3 miles South of Shepherds .tow,n on the River Road. Charles Town State Trooper Tommy Ward said a 1959 Pord station wagon being driven by Ger rald Craig Shifman,~ of Spring ,Mills near Harpers Ferry and a 1949 Dodge owned by Mrs. Fouch and being driven by Carroll A. Pouch, collided on a "blind" cur- ve on the Secondary dirt road. Mrs. Pouch suffered bruises o! t'he fore,head and a laceratio,n in :back of t'he right ear. Damage to the two cars amount ed to about $450. Trooper Wade sa,id no charges were preferred a- gainst el.thor driver. In the Saturday accident which was investigated by Trooper R. R. Truex, a 1956 Pontiac being driv en North on Secondary Route 17, by Donald Eugene Night. 30, of Chewsville, ~Md. struck a 1953 Pon tiac being driven South on Rou~te 17 by Patricia A~an Wels.h, 27 of Shep,herdsto,~*, n. Trooper Truex sa:id Night, who was .heading towards S'hepherds- town, 'hit the car being driven ~by Miss Welsh causing it in turn to strike a utility pole. - Night was charged wi,th being on the wrong side of the highway. Damage to the two veh,icles a- mounted to about $500. Forma rider Funeral Home Saturday, Sunday, Shepherdstown "Sudley Place," in 'Shepherds- town which was bought recently by Melvin T. Strider, will be for- ma:lly opened as a Funeral Home on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 .and 21, was annou,nced today by Mr. Strider. He said the Home will be open on both days from 2 P. ,M. to 10 P. 'M. and the public is cordially invited to a,ttend. A dedication .service will be held at the Funeral Home at 3:30 p. m. on Sunday afternoon in which lo- cal ministers will particapate. The house has been completely renovated dow,nstairs, a new road- way built, and many other impro- vemen:ts made to give S,hepherds- ,town one of the finest funeral homes in this area. bus 'stops being upset or damaged, mail boxes being destroyed and being committed at various places in the county and Tuesday two Virginia yout~hs were apprehend- ed by Charles Town State Troop- er Tommy Ward and Constable Lewis F. (Buzzy) Carroll, Jr. of the Kabletown District and char- ged wit,h destrucLtic;l of public pro perry. The youths, both from the Gaylord section were 'fined and required to pay the damages they had done at a hearing before Jus rice of the Peace Merle Alger. : Both youths, one 16 and t,he other 18, admitted to ~having up- set a school bus stop near Rippon a'lso of doing considerable dam- age to :the Rippon baseball dia- mond and of tearing down a mail box at a farm near Rippc,n. One of the youths is still in Jefferson county jail unable to come up with the fine he was as- sessed. State Troper Ward said while *~hese youths admitted to the de- struction near Rippon, it is not believed they were the ones w'ho h.ave been playing .havoc witch school bus stops and mail boxes in or'her sections of the county. So i,nvestigation is continuing in other such past instances Trooper Ward said. Wilbur "Flick" Bond Named Commander Of Charles Town Legton Election of officers fea, ured bhe regular monit~hly meeting of Jack son*Perks Post Charles Town Am erican Legion Thursday evening w.i~tJh Wilbur "l~lick'' Bond being .named as the new Post Comman- der, He replaces Oharles Clenden- ing. Ot~her officers n, amed were: ,,y- le Purr, first vice commander; Lawrence James, second vice-corn mander; Paul l~analli, th,ird vice commander; Ray Smith, James Mo~ison, fir~nce officer; Roy Kisner, servi~e officer; Joe Cepelk,a, chapl,win; Robert P. Rob inso,n, Sgt.-at -A~ms; Joseph Chras tian, hist.orian; Pran,cis Prin,tz, child welfare officer; George Vick- ors, Americanism officer, Named to the executive corn- mi,t0tee were: S. H. Stone, C. M. Smith and James W. Strfder. Bond, w.ho hms long been a mere her of the Legion baseball team and o,f the Leg, i(~n Post, A veteran of World War II, Bond served w,i~h the Medical Det~achmenlt of the 120t)h In,f., 30th 'In,f. Div., as a sergean,t from Oc~t. 5, 1942 to Oct. 5, 1945. Bond has also been active in t,he Harpers Ferry Fire Company and h~as served as town recorder for Harpers Ferry :for a number of years. Charh Town Methodists To Consecrate $130,000 Educational Suilding Sunday DR. CRANSTON RIGGIN DR. HARRY C. MARSII Sunday will be a historic day for mem~bers and friends of the : Charles Town Met~hodist Church as bhey forma,lly consecrate their $130,000 educational building only recently completed. C.hurch lead-i ors from bo~h the Annual and General Conference .will be on hand .to assist in the special ser, vices arranged for the occasion. At 11:00 A. M., ~he sermon will be brought by Dr. E. Cranston Rigg~n of Baltimore; Executive Secretary of the Annxal Confer- ence Board of Missions a,nd Chur- ch Extension, who will preach on the strbject: "Vv~hat Does the Ohu'rcen Mean To Me?" Ass4s,ting in bhe service w~ll be Dr. Paul F. Warner, Superintenden't o,f the 1 Hagers~town District; and Dr. Har 1 ry C. Marsh, ,former Superin~ten- 1 dent of bhis District, ~now resident 1 in Hagerstown. Dr. Richard T. 1 SCholl, newly assigned pastor of 1 ,the (~hurch, will conduct the ser- 1 ~ice. ~Fhe senior ch,~ir, aceomoan- 1 fed by Inger H. Barrison at the DR VERNON ~IDDLETON organ, will sing "Ye Wa*tc,hers • " *'" .......and V~ lqnul~v Ones'". missionary and c'hurch extensions Follow,ing the morning worship work of t,he Met,ho@ist Church members a~d friends are inwited Continued On Page 8-A to stay for lunch, a~f,ter w~hich ~ours of the "build~ing will be con- ~ • ~ • • ~ ~. ducted by members of the Corn-~,. 01' L. ~e~er~|p mission on Education to familiar- ize everyone w,i,th the new facil- ~_ n ~ . . , ities~ and the manner in which ,, |0 n~ve I~0r~l' ,they veH'l be used. At 3:00 p. m. Dr. W. Vernon: ~, ~ • ,, ~= ,~ IV 4ddleton of Philadelphia,,o w ll umner Meellfl0 rrKlaV preach on the su bJect, "The Chur eh for Today". Dr. Mlddleton is The first mem'bershin me~tin~ Ge,neral Secretary of the Div~smn of the Jefferson County Cl'~rnhor of National Missions of tihe Moth iof Commerce" will be a~n~)on'~"lt~n- odist Church In Vhis office he has Cheon affq .......... • " ......... • a r u,~ vne znomas aen- generm oversagn~ ot ai,l t; e nome erso ' y • i] n Hotel Fzuda_, June 19 a,t 12 ,noon, i,t was announced this week D;..L..,J U r'|.L_., by A. R. Marshall, presid'en~t-eleet. ~II, IIO[U H. FIMIC[ Marshall said this will be a very impottantU meetAng as some decis- n ~ ~= #~ ~ • ions w,iR be made which will have .el(I rot urn jury much bearing on the future of the " C. of C. Richard Henry Fisher of Cl~ar- Reports are expected to be forth les Town, was ordered held for con~ing from special commit~tees action of the ~ex~ term of Jeffer .set up several weeks ago to study son County grand jury in Septem and make recommendations on a ber on 'a charge of grand larceny dues increase and the formation Four Different Versions Of @ • ginia lawmakers at the last ses- A law passed by the West Vir- Court, explain a copy of t~he law concurrence. Instead the House siGn of Legislature now has bank l ers, lawyers, state ~ax officials, and yes even the lawmakers them selves scratchi,ng their :heads and wondering wha.t to do about the confusion which exists in the law. The law which is actually a con- fusion of laws as it now stands, pertains to ,the recording of deeds after July 1, 1959. The law was passed at Vhe Feb ruary session of the 'legialature and it requires that all deeds re- corded after July 1, 1959 bear State Revenue stamps of $1.10 per "each $500.00 or fraction there of. Otherwise the clerk of the County Court must not record which she had received from Char leston and which appeared .to make exceptic:as to deeds of trust. Miss St~nley said she had just re- turned from Blackwater Falls vehere in a meeting with represen tatives of the State Tax Commiss- ioner's office .and t,he West Virgin- ia Atorney General's office. {he law was explained. Atter listening to .the explanat- ion the Jefferson County Bar As- sociation appoKnted a committee of Lee Bushong, Fred Byrer and F. Dean Nichol,s to investigate the matter and recommend certain forms for the certificates required on deeds in compliance with the law. This committee soon discov- had inserted the word ":testamen- tary'" i,q front of the word "trusts" The Senate did not notice the difference and promptly concur- ring passed it over again and the Governor signed it The State Tax !Commissioner, in his version, prin ted the law as originally passed by t:he Senate exempting deeds :