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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. 25 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047 CItARLES TOWN, Jefferson County, W. VA. THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1966 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper Y lI Carlton Swart, Jr., 26, lh 1, Kearneysville, son of AIr0n Grove and Mrs. Stewart Swartz. was killed shortly before 5 Worshipful Master this nmrning in a one-car accident on State Route near the Opequon Creek Triluminar Lodge Town State Trooper Arthur, said Swartz was pro dead on arrival at the Town General Hospital Mildred Williams, Jeffer- coroner. He was Jeff- county's sixth highway fata- the year. who was driving a 1960 was headed towards from Martinsburg he had been working at He lost control of the car left the highway and crash a trailer which was parked property of Paul Liskey. car hit the trailer with such it ran up under it knocking dolley wheels. Then the over on it's top and some 80-feet across the before coming to a stop. was pinned under the car was totally demolished, and some time to extricate him ALTON GROVE Some 850 pre-school, and ele- mentary and high school, stu- ur. James M0ler Is dents of Jefferson County won't have a very long Summer vacat. Seeking Presidency Of ion as they are participating in two separate Summer educational programs which are being ope- rated in the county from now until July 29. Jefferson County's Schools Sup erintendent T. A. Lowery said 125 disadvantaged children who will be entering school next Fall, are getting some valuable pre- school experience and instruct- ions in the second annual "Head- Start" program to be conducted in the county. This number is seven under the 132 children who participated in the program first initiated last year. Mrs. Margaret Kilmer, director of the program again, said this week, with the exception of a few minor mix-ups in transportation, the program got underway Mon- day morning in a very smoothly operating manner and was con- tinuing to operate in the same Kiwanis International DR. JAMES MOLER manner this week. Dr. James Moler, of Charles Mrs. Mary Adams is serving as:Town, who has been active in a social worker for the program local, state and international Ki- this year. wants work for the past 28 years, The instructions are being con- and who is currently serving as ducted in 10 classes, six of them vice-president of Kiwanis Inter- being held at the Ranson element national, will leave here on June dry school. It had originally been 28, via airplane, accompanied by Arthur said investigat. Election for officers for the planned to hold four classes Mr. Moler for Portland, Oregon, the accident is continuing year featured a meeting of mem- the Wright Denny School, and to attend the 51st annual convent. effort to determine the ex- bers of Triluminar Lodge No. 1.17 four in the Ranson school, but ion of Kiwanis International. The .se. A.F. & A. M. of Middleway Sat- because of other uses being made affair is being held in that city urday night, with Alton E. Grove of the Wright Denny rooms, all:from July 1 through July 5. U~lUlll~='~0 Named of Lee town, being named as the eight classes for Charles Town Dr. M oler will not only be rep- new Worshipful Master. and Ranson children are being resenting the Charles Town Club, Other officers named were: held at the Ranson school. A total but will also be seeking election Comber VFW Stanley E. Zombro, Senior War-!of 81 students are enrolled in as president of the International den; Charles T. Hardesty, III, Jr.. these eight classes. Two other Kiwanis organization. Moler is ~J~S Town warden; James A. Grantham, the classes, with 24 students are at- one of two vice-presidents named In :treasurer for the 14th consecut- tending the program in Harpers last year by the convention x~hen terr o artd it ta New Yor, y City. Moler ..... ~: ~: ~'~ ~' ~ :~ ~:~lt~:: ' M~i ~utle[tt~ ~ ~eh; are partieil~ting is t~e first: ......... ~test Ifi~gmm~ ~l~wan- Geronimo, "Of Harpers ~. for ~:13th cotisact~tve; 'in the Sh~pherdstown program: ia~ to hold such a high office in who has long been active term; Roy C.,Abshire, senior den. The Henri-Start program begins the organization. Veterans of Foreign Wars con; Paul E. 'Grove, junior deacon at 8:45 each morning, Monday Some fifteen to 16-thousand Ki- 0. 3522, Charles Town, was and Jack M. Bane, senior stew- through Friday, and the children wanians and their families from ~d as the new commander art; Alexander N. Dunlop, tyler are dismissed at 11:45, in time to some 5,400 clubs in the United Post at a recent meeting at and Carroll H. Johnson, chaplain, be back at their homes for lunch. States, Canada, Mexico, the Carl ,the installation 0f newly !eedsofficers John wasL.the Currie highlight.who . .ee ,. ,..,. r TURN TO PAGE 8 Far bean,East,Western are expected Europe toand attend.the as Commander the past ~ ~ ~ Convention sessions will be hed newly elected officers Wash turday, July 2 Series Car Battery Portland's new Memorial Col- installed are: Otis Le The election of officers will be senior vice-commander Albright, junior vice- Paul J. Corse, adjut. S. Cain, quartermas- W. Whittington, Post William H. Collis, chap Joe Sandbower, surgeon. are: John Currie, for Years; Edmund Smallwood, and Paul Corse, for one committee Reid Ger- chairman, Paul Corse, Otis Ware, Glenville Albright Smallwood. 1 was in charge Rudy Commander of District of West Vir- officers are looking to a most successful year, major goal being to en. Post membership. Commerce To June Meeting At Turf Diner June luncheon membership of the Jefferson County of Commerce will be June 28, at noon Room of the Turf it was announced by Rlackford, executive sec- FAST RESULTS THROUGH l irit-Advocate assified Ads V~.y pleas'ed with the response To Work On Farm. etlultl almoat immediately." piano in good I~t offer, Phone XXX- 725-2046 or 2047 ( barles Town ~QNDAy THRU FRIDAY A. M. To 4:~ P. M. 9 A. M. To I~ NOON Tueadey at 4:~ P. M.) Jaycees will Th fts d e Reporte To one of the highlights of the meet.- The Jefferson ing. The presiding and retiring There will be at least 33 nhw teachers and principals in the Jefferson County School system when the 1966-67 term opens in late August, it was revealed last week by Schools Superintendent T. A. Lowery. This number is slightly higher than the average turn-over of teaching personnel the past several years, Lowery ~aid. Last year about 25 new teach ers came into the Jefferson Cou. nty School system. With the heavy turn-over this year, Lowery sa~d there are still Harpers Ferry High; and a phy- slc education vacancy at Harp. V enton Plum Jr. Is Injured in Mower Accident At Halltown Venton Plum, Jr., 17, of Jeffer. son Avenue, Charles Town, is in the Charles Town General Hospi. tel being treated for injuries sus- tained in a tractor-mower acci- dent at the Halltown Paperboard plant about 1 p. m. Wedqesday. Plum, who has been taking care of mowing the grass on the Hall. I town Paperboard property for] some time, said the mower he had~ been using to cut the grass, stop- ped on him. He said he got off: the mower and began to work on it in an endeavor to get it started again. The mower suddeny did start, and ran over the boy's leg and at the same time caught his clothing and drug him for some distance. He was rushed to the Charles Town General Hospital where examination showed he had sustained a fracture above the! knee on the right leg and severe bruises over the entire lower part of his body and his arms. He is expected to be a patient in the hospital for about five or six weeks. The Big One That The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals handed down a decision Monday, June 13 which upheld the Jefferson Circuit Court. in it's recent ruling in a water dispute between two land- owners. The Court said the recent law which established the Water Re- sources Board gives no juris- diction to the board to hear dis- pltes between two land owners tnvo red in a dispute over water rights. For six years, Gregory Lance, ! (left) with h~ big catch and to In the Jefferson County ruling 10-year-old son of Mr. arid Mrs. I the r] ht; ] :oO tr ] *ougla ; 7-y ar the Cour$~~ barred t~hg~ ~ L~L~Kelly~ Lance,, Jr,, has enJoyed l old, , ~h~, i~o hoe ted ~ i~, ', Ut ifisaz,. (~p0ration '~-~fe'~ [a spell of deep-sea'fishing off the[ releas ~d~ it ,n ~ raw d~ft~ ~ he County from diverting water for [ coast of Florida, with his mother]boat. "~ irrigating a farm and orchard 1o- and father and each year he hadI Mr. and Mrs. Lance also landed cited on the Flowing Spring Run. been hoping to hook a sail fish[ The injunction was sought by with no success . Recently while[ a few dolphin, kingfish, bonita the Halltown Paperboard Co. vacationing in Fort Lauderdale,[ and tuna. They put to sea aboard which claimed the irrigation Fla., the Lance family went on] the Southbound out of Bahia Mar caused a water shortage at its their annual fishing trip and thisI charter fleet and while it was a plant one mile downstream, ne- time Greg landed a 7-ft. 1-inch] wough day weather.wise, they had cessitating closing the facilities, sailfish weighing 36 pounds and[ a lot of action and enjoyed the State Sen, Clarence Martin of the above picture shows Greg/trip very much Martinsburg had argued that the Water Resources Board, not the Jefferson Circuit Court, should decide the matter. But Judge Fred H. Caplan, said the Supreme Court believes the Legislature did not intend to con- fer such jurisdiction upon the ll Water Resources Board or upon the chief of its division. The high court also said the State Constitution gives circuit courts original and general juris- diction over all matters at law where the amount in controversy exceeds $50. The firm of Rice, Hannis and Rice represented Halltown. m Springs Morgan Messenger, The Ravenswood News, Kingwood Preston Joui~nal, and Buckhannon Republican-Delta. The West Virginia Press Associ ation Better Newspaper Awards competition makes selection, each year, of weekly newspapers in West Virginia deserving of spec- ial recognition in the fulfillmer/t ,of 12 publishing or editorial act- 'ivities involved in newspaper pro- duction. Judging in each awards category is done by separate maj- or university schools of journal- ism across the country. This year the judging was done by Duqu- esne University, Mississippi State College for Women, the Univer~ sity of Massachusetts, Arizona State University, Southern Illinois University, San Francisco State College, Texas Christian Univer- sity, South Dakota University, the University of Miami and West Virginia University. stage a pre-Independence Day officer will be Edward C. Keefe, car wash on Saturday, July 2, be- CharJes Town Police of Oklahoma City. This is the ginning at 10:00 a. m. and lasting second time Kiwanians have held to 5:00 p. m. on the parking lot The Charles Town State Police their convention in Portland. at the Acme Store on South Gee. are investigating a series of bat- Street, Charles Town. tery thefts from parked auto-Contract Let For The price for the complete wash mobiles which took place in car- job, including vacuuming the in- ious parts of Jefferson County side, cleaning of the windows early Monday morning. Two Family Dwelling5 and windshield inside and out, Charles Town State Trooper cleaning the whitewall tires plus Anthony Divita said one new bat- wiping the car dry, will be $2.00. tery was stolen from the car of For Jobv ~,,,~.orI1~ CeNter The Jaycees will offer wash Mrs. Naomi Barrow, of Middle- and clean car service while you way, about 1:30 Monday morning The Department of the Interior do your shopping and have it while the car was parked by the has announced a contract has ready for pick-up when you have house . been awarded in the amount of The Spirit of Jefferson.Advo- finished. Pick-up and delivery ser- John Pestun and Wayne Doe- $23,562 to the United Mobile Leas Robert C~nSer To cite newspaper once agin scored vice is also being offered by call- son, who reside just south of ing Corporation of Orlando, Fla., heavily in the awards handed out ing Charles Town 725-9928. Middleway also reported batter- for two mobile family dewllings [~n$$1[[ToJefferson Friday, June 17 by the West Vir- ies had been stolen from their for the Harpers Ferry Job Corysl"l"~un ginia Press Association at the annual awards dinner held in con- Attend Church This Week cars the same night. Conservation Center. Democrats,...,;"-- nection with the association's two-day Summer meeting at Black The June meeting of the Jeff- water Falls State Park near Davis, erson County Democratic Assec. W. Va. iation will be held Wednesday Four of the some 85 weekly evening, June 29, at 8 p. m. at newspapers in the state, all but the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. swept the field, winning seven of Boyer on the Shenandoah River at the 12 first-place plaques and 15 Kabletown. of the 24 awards presented at the Guest speaker for the program dinner. And the Spirit of Jeffer- will be Robert Chandler, director son-Advocate was one of this big- of the Harpers Ferry Conservat. four group. ion Job Corps Center at Zoar. ............... The public is invited to attend, The Spirit was honored by be- in 1959 with a B. A. degree and Williams Whittington, president ing presented one first-place from West Virginia University in of the association, stated, bronze plaque, two second place,, 1964 with a Master's degree in one third place and one honorable school administration has been Wilt Reunion To Be At mention certificates of citation,_ serving as a teacher and coach First place in the "Best Column for the past 7 years at Magnolia Charles Town Park July 10 of any type" came to the Spirit High School in New Martinsville The annual Wilt Reunion will of Jefferson.Advocate this year which has been known for it'sbe held at the Jefferson County along with a second-place in the outstanding Class AA athleticMemorial Park Sunday, July 10 best advertising series: also a teams. He is married and has one beginning at 11 o'clock. All mere. second place in the Best Bank six-year-old son. bers of the Wilt family are urged adverstisement; a third place in Also appointed was George to come in time for a picnic the Community Service category, Zamberlan, of Keystone, W. Va. in lunch, an award which the Spirit placed first in last year: and an honor- McDowell County, to the teaching POLICE APPLICATIONS able mention in the category of and coaching staff at Charles "General Excellence" of the news some 14 vacancies on both the Town High. He will teach math-Applications for City Police for paper's layout, make-up and print elementary and high school levels emetics and serve as head base- to be filled. A total of 19 new ball coach and assistant to Coach the Corporation of Charles Town ing. appointments have already been Bill Jordan in basketball and to may be had by applying at the The five awarels which came to made by the Board, five of them Coach Kenny Sims in football.Council Rooom in Charles Town the Spirit of Jefferson Advocate Friday night. Miss Sandra Wilson of l~argits- anytime, this year brings the total number There are still two English ville, W. Va. and Miss Nancy Tri. June 23-2-t.Fp. of West Virginia Press Associat. teaching vacancies at Charles cchett of Whitacre, Va., both 1966 ion honors which have come to Town Junior High School to be 'JACK FLANAGAN graduates of Shepherd College, CITY LINCENSES this newspaper in the the past filled; four vacancies at Wright will fill vacancies at Wright Den- BICYCLE LICENSES eight years, to 40. Denny School; two in the Harpers ers Ferry High. Lowerv said. ny Grade School. Other leaders in the annual Ferry grade school; on at Rtppon; One of the Friday night appoint The resignations accepted Fri.City licenses and bicycle licens- WVPA Better Newspaper awards one at the Ranson grade school; ments was that 9f Jackson L. Flan a principal and teacher at the agan of Wetzel County, W. Va., as day night were: Mrs. Anita Spen- es and both due now and can be given for outstanding achieve- ment in newspaper publishing Middleway school; English and principal at Harpers Ferry High cer, of Martinsburg, from the had by applying at Council and editorship during the year American History vacancies at School, replacing Norman Mullins Charles Town Junior High School Office any day Monday thru Sat. 1965, were the Spencer Times-Re. who resigned recently. Mr. Fian- staff. She plans to go to Hedges- urday 9 to 5 p.m. cord, Buckhannon Record, the agan, a graduate of Salem TURN TO PAGE 8-A June Sh pherdstown High Band To Play For Firemen's Festival II PRICE 10 CENTS m "Happy Retreat," located on Mordington Avenue in Charles Town, one of seven famous Wash ington Homes in Jefferson Cou- nty, was heavily damaged by fire, heat and smoke Wednesday even- ing about 7:30 before fireman from Charles Town's two fire companies could bring the blaze under control. Although no exact estimate of the damage has been ascertained yet, Clark Furr, Chief of the Chap rles Town Independent Fire Corn puny, said this morning that it would be around $25,000, or pos- sibly a little higher, on both the house and some valuable contents One Charles Town fireman was slightly burned and another was overcome by heat exhaustion in fighting the fire. Treated at the Charles Town General Hospital was Lt. Merle Goode, of the Cha- rles Town Citizen's Fire Company who sustained chemical burns on the legs; and Cletus Atkins, also of the Citizen's Fire Company, who suffered from heat exhaust- ion. Both were released after be. ing treated. The fire, which was discovered at 7:50, was confined to a large hallway, art room and bathroom on the first floor, but the extreme heat and smoke inflicted damage on just about every part of the historic home. Using two and one-half inch and booster lines, the firemen had the blaze under control with in a short time after arrival at the home. But they remained on the scene until about 10 p. m. Either lost by fire or heavily dam some expensive paintings, and Winter clothing of Mrs. R. E, McCabe, owner of and resident of the home. Mrs, McCabe and her daughter in-law and four grandchildren were in the yard of the home when the fire was discovered. And although it is not yet known how long the fire had been burn- ing when discovered, Chief Furr said the extreme heat which had built up in the house, indicated it had been burning for sometime. Investigation of the cause of the fire is continuing, Furr said. The historic mansion.styled home was built sometime in the year of -780, and it was used by Charles Washington, brother of General George Washington, as his home until 1799 when he died and was buried on the estate. The home has been well-handled down through the years and was in an excellent state of preservation. Reinin es Opening Jefferson Tool The Shepherdstown High School Band will present two pro- grams at the fourth annual Shep- herdstown Firemen's Festival to be held Saturday, June 25, from 4 until 9 p. m. it was announced this week. The affair will be held Company Near Halltown Announcement was made Wed, nesday by Charles F. Reininger, of the opening of the Jefferson Tool Company, located on U. S, Route 340, near Halltown. Frank Orndorff, an experienced tool maker, will serve as manager of the new business which will specialize in tool and die making tool repairing, welding and metal fabricating, Reininger said. Mr. Orndorff had been associated with the business when it was owned and operated by a Mr. Fritts. Mr Reininger purchased the business and equipment in May and since then has been in the process of re-organizing and expanding the operations. In addition to Mr, Orndorff. two other men are now employed at the plant which is located in the old Myers garage near Halltown. Mr. Reininger said new machin, cry and equipment for handling all kinds of metal fabricating, tool making and welding is being installed, including some new lathes, and soon as this machin- ery has been installed, additional employees will be needed, Rein- inger stated. -- -~ -- ~ \ --7-:- at the high school to raise funds for the fire department and the-- ~- ~-- ~,-- -' ambulances service of the fire Mostly sunny and qaP,~ warm department. There will be enter, today and Friday with ~ ha tainment and pony rides for the the upper ~to lower 90's. Fair: children. For sale will be a coun- tonight with lowest 58 to 64 ex, try ham, and fried chicken sand- eept the low to mid 50's in mount wiehes, potato salad, home made Outlook for ~,