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TWO SECTIONS ill nil - Sports - Ads - Photos Classified Page TWO SECTIONS Hi ill News - Sports - Ads - Photos Classified Page 1844 The Newspaper Charles Town, Ranson And West Virginia Grew Up With 1969 III II J + + J + [ IIIII II IIIIIIIIIIIIIU NO. 25 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), W. VA. THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1969 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper PRICE - 10 CENTS Of the largest crowds, if largest, ever to attend exercises at High School, were: this year with the+ of the weather man a cool and moonlight watched and heard of the senior class their high school car- evening, June 11 their diplomas in exercises held on the high school athletic field. This was only the second time the graduation-.finals have been held outdoors and the first held on the lighted athletic field. Once again this year as has been the custom at Charles Town High School for some years now, the two top academic members of the graduating class were the principal speakers on the comm- encement program. They were; Beth Snyder, class Valedictorian and Pamela Hoffman, the class Salutatorian. The program also included the opening prayer by Laura Dorsey, vice-president of the graduating class; and the benediction by William McWatt- ers, class president. Presentation o fthe diplomas was made to the graduates by Schools Superinten- dent T. A. Lowery, with Jackson Flanigan, school principal wel- coming the guests and providing brief remarks to the graduates. Another special feature was the presentation of the Strider Lamp to Diane Kratz and the DAR Citizenship award to Susan Ward and Danny Nichols. The school band and Senior Chours provided the music for the program. (Photo by Tim Sinn.) IYear" At in the not too dist- Charles Tawn will be most of it's municipal functions from of Charles Town the structure is now of the municipality Town. Deed for the by the Bank Town to the Building of the City Of Char- i'ecorded in the Clerk's office lists the sale price at $73,500.00, of $5,000.00 having cash and the rest- period of years. parcels of land and theron which are the real estate trans late last week an area of land and Which fronts 52 feet on street and 46 feet on street, less a small feet on the East building discussions with the Bank of Charles Town officials and last October this committee presented a recommendation to the Council that the Commission be authorized to purchase the building. Since then a host of legal matters and other proced- ures had to be followed and com pleted before the transaction could be finalized. These were all completed late last week and ~ ~+ W~turned over to ~he City Building Commission Mon- day. Robert Cain, superintendent of Municipal Works for Charles Town, said today while no def- inite decisions have as yet been made by the Building Commiss- ion or the Council as to just how much or what part of the build. ing will be utilized for municipal operations and what will be rent- ed, the Commission 4s expected to come to some decision on these matters Monday afternoon building. This was when it meets. In observance of Family month~ owned by Flor- It has been the thinking of the Charles Town Asbury United and others and was Charles Town Council that about Methodist Church, held a special 1905 to the Farmers one half of the building space family night program on May 18, Bank. The other would be needed for occupancy with some 200 persons part:c:- I as the Beckwith by the various Charles Town pat:rig and enjoying a covered I l+adjoins the~ first agencies. The remainder not need dish supper and a talent show. PostAblA nts on S. George ed would be rented out in or to Edward Morgan and. Donald extends back to. the provide Some revenue to help Mickey served as masters of cere building. .retire the building debt. monies for. the fun and games move to have the] and the highpoint of the affair Town purchase for use as a munici-IBank Of Charles TownofWasthethenomineesann uncmgfor ofthethe,Family.names all of the municipal,|, of-the-Year" award and the win- departments w th + " + ner n of the police de- ays Increased Dividend of the honor. Families nominated for this Was advanced about a[ award were The Donald Clines, At that time the. City I ~ ~. .- +. o The Ed Morgans, The Tom Wolf- is. kicking around the l James W. Striaer, rresment ot tZxng the old Bakery:the' Bank of Charles Town, an- ords, The Donald Mickeys, The pCated on West Liberty,nounced the Board of Directors Charles Conrads, The Glenn Ram sburgs, The Ed Say:lies,; The ! Constructing on the/had voted to pay a dividend]of 75 Roscoe Paynes, The Richard hinationmunicipal but [ cents per share payable on July Harts~ The Ed Pines, The Charles iCivil Defense head-| 1, 1969 to stockholders of record Molers, The Bud PeterS, and The Ut this idea was later/on June 3, 1969. This is 10 cents Allen Marshalls. The family to t when became |per share increase over the reg- iwin the award and title, Asbury the old Bank of Cha- / ular dividend of 65 cents on stock, United Methodist Family Of, The Was for sale. :with a par value of $10.00 per Year was Mr. and Mrs. Donald I,of the Charles Town I share. This is the' 193 dividend Mickey and family. They were comply with lpaid by the Bank of Charles Procedures set up a :Town since it was orgamzea ]nchurch.')resented with a gift from the to handle i 1871. . Mr. and Mrs. William Anders and family received this award in 1968. Several members of the church were recognized for their achieve merits during the past year. Pam Hoffman for being salutatorian Lawson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nat Lawson, of and James Watson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Road, were named the winners of the DAR Citizen. past year at Charles Town Junior High School they are shown holding the pins which by Mr. Harry Barker, member of the faculty, awards assembly held June 10, at the school, of the 1969 graduating class at Charles Town Senior High School Brent Anders, Sam Byrer, Rickey Riley, Glen Edwards, Eric Waggy and Robert Appell, for outstand- ing contributions to the local high school. Adults recognized were Norman Kisner, Betty Riley Ina Merchant, Gaff Mickey and Alvin Ennis, St. for their work in the church. A show of talent had partici- pants of all ages performing for the enjoyment of the group. These included Kelley Sue Cra- mer, Jeianifer Anderson; Trudy Anders, Debbie Marshall, Doro- thy Brumback, Dorothea Brum- back, Ricky Riley, Bonnie Riley, The Sunset Singers, Brent And- ers, Glenn Ramsburg, Edward Pine, Tufty Lehman and Tom Wolford. Mr. John Howard spent last weekend at his home in Washing- ton, "Pa where he attended his annual class reunmn. ALLEN MARSHALL Mr. W. P. Mahler, President of Badger . Powhatan Division, of "Au om tic ' Sprinkler Cmepor- action of America announced at a Monday meeting to all Powhat- an employees appoin.tment of A len R Marshall to the position of Director of Manufacturing of the entire Powhatan facility. Mr. Mahler further commemed, "This key,managemen posRion, goes to Allen Marshall as recognition of his years of strong leadership within the organization and his valued experience witch Powhat- art's customers and markets. His knowledge of the overall operat- ion will ,be invkluable to Pow- hatan's future." Mr. arshall, the son of Mrs. Eva Burns Marshall, is a Charles Town High School graduaee and Navy veteran. He has been em- ployed at Powhatan since March 1941 and has been active in corn. munity affairs having served as President of Jefferson Cuunly Chamber of Cammerce, President of Kiwanis, Member, Board of Managers - Charles Town Hos- pital, Board of Directors of the TURN TO PAGE 8--A Bishop Campbell Will Have Confirmation At Rippon, Charles Town The Rt. Rev. Wilburn C. Camp- bell, Bishop of the Episcopal Di- ocese of West Virginia, will make h~s official visita,tion to St. John's Church, Rilapon at 9 a. m. and to Zion Church, Charles Town at 11 a. m. on Sunday, June 22. In connection with these visit- ations, explained the Rev. Allen L. Bartlett, Jr Rector of Zion Church, Bishop Campbell will ad- minister the apostolic and sacra- mental rite of confirmation to a number of adults and young people who are prepared to ac- cept the responsibilities of wit- nessing for Christ not only in ,the Episcopal Church, but also to the world. As Bishop of the Diocese of West Virginia, Bishop Campbell has jurisdiction over ~he Episco- ual Church in the whole State of West Virginia and each year vis- its all the Episcopal congregat- ions to administer the rite of Confirmation. He is also most active in civic affairs, both in Charleston and in the S~te. At Zion Church a reception for Bishop Campbell a~d ~he newly confirmed members ~s planned at the 'Mason House, immediately following the 11 a. m. service. Knoell Named Foundry Superintendent Of Powhatan Facility The four-day Period of Saturday, June 14, thl ugh Tuesday, June 17, was the most costly on Jefferson County highways this year and among the most hectic (ff all time as the county chalked up it's 8th an d 9th highway fatalities, already surpassing all of last year's, and eight other persons sustained inj ury at least one of them of a most clitical nature. And the highway boxscore for that four-day period also shows a total of 17 cars were damaged to the extent of more than $5,000 in the series of nine motoring accidents. While some of the accidents were attributable to the wet conditions of the highways bottl Saturday and Sunday, the highway conditions wel dry when the two accidents occurred in which the fatalities resulted. The first of the fatality accidents occurred Monday evening about 6:15 on State Route 51, west of Charles Town and the other Tuesday night about 9 p. m. on State Route 9, north of Charles Town. m Robert Willis Kincaid, 40, of Fayette County, W. Va became Jefferson County's 8th highway fatality Monday evening about 6:15 as the result of a two-car collision on State Route 51, about four miles west of Charles Town. His wife, Joyce, who was a passenger in the Kincaid car, was critically injured, and is a patient in the Charles Town Gen- eral Hospital where she is being treated for abrasions over her entire body and severe shock. She also sustained chest injuries. Mr. Frederick Knoell, former Charles Town State Police Foundry superir tendent of Amer- said the tragic accident occurred just over the:,crest of a small hill :can Valve Company, Coxsae4de, when the Kincald being driven N. Y: has been named Foundry bY Mr. Kificaid, was attempting superintendent of the Pow n facility of Badger - P,o, whatan t make a left turn of the high- vision. - "Automatic Sprinkle w and his car was struc k al- Corporation of America, Ranson, m st ad-on by a ear beingj W. Va. driven by Robert Collis, of Ger- Mr. Knoell, a veteran of 29 rardstown Collis was not in- years in the foundry business, jured. brings his experience to Pow- With the collision the Kincaid hatan ,to rovide new and im- car turned over and Mr. Kin- proved methods of foundry op- caid was pinned in the car for eraS:on. Mr. Knoel,1 has worked some 30 minutes before he could extensively in brass and iron be extricated and rushed to the casting foundry field.since 1940. Charles Town General Hospital ,Mr, and Mrs. Knoell are resid- by the Citizens' Fire Company ing at Kent Terrace Apartments, Rescue Unit, where he died Martinsburg. The Knoell's are the about an hour later. Mrs. Kin- parents of two sons, Frederick caid had been taken to the hos- and Peter, both living in Mich- pital shortly following the ac- igan. cident. General Telephone Company of the Southeast announced to- day that revised schedules of rates have been filed with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. The company is seeking an ad- justment 0f rates for basic tele- phone service and supplemental equipment. Logan C. Tate, Jr general manager, said the increase in rates is being sought to meet the rising cost of doing business in an, inflationary economy. In slbite of the increased effi- ciency of our operations, in- creased sales of accessory serv- ices, and the application of new procedures and technologies, we have found that the cost of prac- tically every area of our opera- tions has continued to spiarl up- ward. "Operating costs, including wages and related benefits, most items of materials and supplies Used in maintenance of tele- phone facilities, taxes, and the cost of borrowing money have risen drastically in recent years," Tate said. "Our company has asked the Public Service Commission to re- view revised Schedules of rates which would grant us the relief needed to do business in the face of these inflationary conditions. "It is new investment which permits us to continue in the ex- pans:on, extension and improve- ment of telephone service. In order to continue to attract in- vestment capital in a very com- petitive money market, the com- pany must earn adequate revenues. "General Telephone has main- tained rates at their present lev- ! Harold Eugene Spates, 27, of Route 1, Kearneysville, became Jefferson County's ninth highway fatality and the second on two successive nights, Tuesday about 9 p. m. m a two car crash which occurred near the Bardane Com- munity Center on State Route 9, North of Charles Town. Charles Town State Police said Spates was pronounced dead on arrival at the Charles Town Gen- eral Hospital and that his wife, Barbara Ann, 19, son Harold Eugene, Jr and William Payne, of Hamilton, Va and Ernest Ed- ward Kackley, Route 1, Inwood, were also injured and taken to the Charles Town hospital for treatment. Mrs, Spates sustained lacerat- ions of her forehead,' a'possibte fracture of her left leg; Harold Spates, Jr sustained lacerations of'the chin and possible rib frac- tures and other chest injuries; and Kackley lacerations and ab- rasions. +. Charles Town State Trooper Tony Divita said the car being driven by Spates was headed to- wards Charles Town and was struck almost head-on by a 1964 Chevrolet driven North on the highway by Kackley Trooper Div ita said the Kackley car skidded 144 feet before hitting the Spates car, then travelled another 115 feet before skidding off the high way and finally came to a halt some 20 feet off the road in a field. Both cars were heavily damaged. Trooper Divita said Kackley has been charged with negligent homicide and he is in Jefferson County jail in default of the $600 bond which was set, He will The rash of the accidents start- ed off Saturday afternoon about 1:45 o'clock in the Little Egypt, section of Jefferson County near Leetown in which two cars were involved and seven persons were injured. State Police said a 1960 Ford being driven, by Robert L. Ruth- erford, of Halltown and a 1966 Ford being driven by Jerry Lee Tillet, 22, of Euclid Avenue, Charles Town, crashed ahnost head-on on the brow of a hill. Damage to the two cars was placed at $1,200, police said. Injured Were: Terry Harder, Millville; Harold Douglas of Hall. town; Minnie Lightcap of Kear- neysville; Mardin Harder, Mill, ville; Roxagm Lain, Susan Tiller and Debbie Lightcap ++ ++ The second accident occurred ,on State Route 48 about a mile east of Kearneysville, when a 1962 Chevrolet being driven by Larry E. Crouse of RFD Kear- neysville. Crouse was headed west on the highway and in or- der to avoid hitting another car head-on he told police he ran his car off the highway and into a utility pole. Damage to the car and pole was placed at $520. There were no personal injuries and no charges were preferred. Then a short time later during a heavy storm, a three-car rear- end collision occurred on State Route 9, near Secondary Route 34, when a car being operated by Stanley Lee Costello, 25, of Ham- ilton, Va in attempting to make a right turn off the highway was struck in the rear by a car being driven by Robert G. Smith of Forrest Drive, Martinsburg. Then seconds later a Jefferson ATTEND CHURCH Ashby, Harpers Ferry, Levels, MaysviUe, Moorefield, Paw Paw, Petersburg, Romney, Shepherds- town and Wardensville. be taken before Justice of the Transit Company truck came Peace Merle Jhne 23 at over the brow of the hill and 10 a. m. for a hearing on the skidded into the Smith car. Dam- charge, Trooper Divita said. age to the three vehicles was Spates, who with his family placed at $900. Charles Town resided in Ranson until just a State Police said the accident els for ten years in the southern short time ago, was born in Char was unavoidable and no charges area of its operations in the state les Town, June 24, 1941, a son of were preferred. and for four years in the north- Charles F. and NettleHardy The first of the four Sunday ern area. Spates. accidents occurred about 12:20 "The increase we are seeking Surviving along with his par. at the Bloomery bridge on State is vital to meet the dual chal- ents, are his wife, the one son, Route'9, when a car being driven lenge of the rising costs of do- Harold, Jr at the home; two by Arthur Bgogdon of Fall ing business and customer de- sisters - Mrs. Andrew (Eleanor) Church, Va was wrecked. State mands for higher grades of Albert, Brunswick, Md,; and Mrs. Police charged Brogdon with service. James (Elizabeth) Taulton, of driving while under the influ- "We are determined to provide Charles Town; a brother, Floyd ence of alcohol. The driver failed our customers with the best tele- I TURN TO PAGE 8--A TURN TO PAGE 8--A phone service. The company isI working on programs to elimi- nate service in rural areas and to be in a position to provide individual line service to any customer in developed areas," Tate said. I He said that such programs not only require installing new equipment and other telephone construction, but also involve ad- ditional employee training and development. Under the proposed schedules submitted to the commission, rates for residential service in the company's area of operations would increase between one dol- lar and slightly over two dollars depending upon the size of the telephone exmhange involved: If the revised scheduled are approved, the rate of return to the telephone company would be about seven per cent, the general manager added. The northern area where the firm operates telephone service include Augusta, Burlington, Ca- pon Bridge, Charles Town, Fort Once again this year the Charles Town-Ranson Parent-Teacher Association has paid special tribute to those students in the Charles Town Junior High and the Wright Denny and Ranson elementary schools who were outstanding scholastically during the 1968-69 school term. The win ers of the PTA awards as shown above are: Miss Trudy Anders, Wright Denny School; Miss Becky Walker, Charles Town Junior High and Curtis Hardman, Ranson elementary school. (Photo by Tim SinnJ