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German Girl Becomes Bride of Harpers Ferry Youth in Ceremony in Germany Pfc. Gilbert F. Staubs and Mrs. Staubs Pfc. Gilbert F. Staubs. son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Staubs of near liarpers Ferry. recently took for his wife, IIannelore Ranzinger, of Augsburg. Germany. The wedding took place in Augsburg. Ger- many, where Pfc. Staubs is with the 24th Infantry Division (US Army). Staubs has been stationed in Germany since July of 1957. ~plans are carried out as expected. Staubs along with his wife. nnelore, will return to the states and home in October. .......................... o.. [ BAKE SALE SATURDAY i~ .), .,. i [FOR BENEFIT CIIS BAND I lease 1 none ! ____ JYOI'R SOCIAL ITEMS A Bake Sale for the benefit of Ill Ithe Charles Town High Sc'hool ~l~ ....... i ]band will beheld Saturday morn- In lO ,virs. June liolarer ! ling from 9 Jntil 12 noon at the |l~ ' 9') [ IWestern Auto Store o:l Main St. till Call 2-. i IinCharles Town. It is hoped that ,~L_ .......... [the public will be generous in ................. ~:' ' their support. t While on-the-go, stay in-the-know! Have your hometown paper folh)w you to vaeationhmd, this summer. Just tell us where you'll be, and when! Call Phone 222 Today Charles Town, W. Va. Everybody Reads and Enjoys the Home- Town Newspaper---the 'Spirit - Advocate. .... PLAY AT Harpers Ferry, W, Va. ---FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL--- ! Regular Ticket $2.00--- Brin A Friend For 75 Cts. 9:00 P. M. (D.S.T.) Ambroses' Guests At Deb Party Mr. and Mrs. John P. Ambrose and daughter Jane Moore of "Paignton" near town were ~uests Tuesday evening of Col. and Mrs. Daniel Murray Cheston, when Cheir daughter Nancy Burwell 'm~de her debut at a z'eception giv en by her parents and her mater- nal grandmother. Mrs. Manton Da v, is aL their Roland Park home. Jane Moore and the deb were room mates at Stuart Hall. from which they recently graduated. PARENTS OF SON Dr. and Mrs Gilbert L. Hen- dricks, Jr. are the parents of a son Gilbert Leo Hendricks, III borr Sunday, June 21 in Richmond Va. The little fellow is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hendricks of ,near Shenandoah Junction. More Contributions For Memorial Fund Mrs. D K. Koonce. treasurer of the Memorial Fund of the Jeffer- son County Hospital Auxiliary an nounced ~his week the following lists of contributions to the fund as memorials to a number of in- dividuals: In memory of Mr. Dewey Hill from Mr, and Mrs. Foster E. Bren neman, The Charles Town Lions Club and The T. W. Wilt family of Harpers Ferry. In memory of Mr. Herbert Jen- nings from Mr. and Mrs. Creigh- ton Tabb. In memory of Mr. Charles E. Baumgardner Front Royal, Va. from the personnel and medical staff of the Charles Town Hospit- al. In memory of Mr. H. H. Jen- nings from Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Riley. In memory of Dr. Bonney Young blood from Mrs. Inez A. Konec,ay College Station, Texas. In memory of Mrs. Annie Ham- ilton from Mzs. O. L. Hooe, Mid- dleburg, Va. In memory of Mr. George T. Shirley from Mrs. James Bartle,tt, Mr. Addison L. Withers. Mr. and Mrs. Creighton Tabb and Episco- pal Women of t'he Church of the Holy Spirit, Summit Point. In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Mc Dc;aald Perry from Miss Helen V. Martin and Mrs. Walter G. Nelson In memory of Mr. John H. Hall from Miss Helen V. Martin. In memory of Mrs. 'Margaret Mohler, Newport News, Va. from Mr. and Mrs. Herman Willis and Mr, and Mrs. R. L. Riley. In memory of :Mr. E. H. Brua. Holidaysburg, Pa. from Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hunter. In memory of Mr. William Bod her from Mr .and Mrs. Jack Cam- eron. In memory of Mr. George A. Harder, New York, N. Y. from Pow hatan Brass Iron Works and Mr. 'C. F. Reininger. In memory of Mrs. Idella Fos- ter Grim from The Kenneth Dur- hams. In memory of Mrs. Mollie B. Schley from Mr. Thomas W. Step- toe. In memory o Mr. Ernest Thorn pson, Luray, Va. from Mr. and. Mzs. R. L. Riley. New York People Visit Friends in Bolivar 4Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Lane, Jr. and their daughter Bar- .low Lane of New York City visited with friends, Mrs. Jessie Eackles Mr. James K. Gz~abb and Mrs. Daisy Marks in Bolivar on Sun- day, June 21st. Due to '~he lack of time, 'Mr. Lane was not able to visit with other friends of the tam ily 'but hopes to be down again soon. He is interested in preser- ving the old Captain George W. Chambers house w~hich he has i,nherlted from his aunt, Miss Ben sie M. Lane and believes the best way at this time is to try to rent it. Mr. Lane has great fondness for and faith in the future ,of .the Harper's Ferry area and has not- iced a growing interest in it even i in New York. Bulgaria to adopt some com- munal aspects. False rumor jams U. S. embassy in Warsaw. II I II II I I I I III IIII I I I I I I I I I III IIII11tl II II IIIIII II I I I I II II II III II IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIII III I I II I I Iill lillll IIIIIIIIIlilllllllllllllllllll I IIIIIII |~~~l~~~~~t~ii~~~~t~~~~~~t~~i~~~~~~~~t~t~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~o~o~~~~ft~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~iti~t~t~~i~~~t~ott~~~~i~~~~~~i~~~~t~~~oiI I ~Mrs. Robert R. Smith, Jr., Miss Mary Randolph Smith, Robert R Smith, 3rd all of Charles Town at i tended a Debutante party in Bal- timore, Md. for Miss Nancy Bur- rell Cheston by her parents Col- onel and Mrs. Daniel :Murray Cheston, III a,nd her grandmother Mrs. Martin Davis at their home at Westlake in Baltimore. Miss Smith and Miss Cheston were re- cent graduates of Stuart Hall in Staunton, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Mark hi,tile and children of Fredericksburg, Va. spent t;he weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Vivan Bush. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Porterfield a,rzd children spent the past week end at Nags Head, N. C. Mrs. Phil ip Porterfield, St. is spending a month at Nags Head with her daughter Mrs. Henry Sa,.mders. Sunday callers at the Slushers and Wilsons, Rose Hill, were Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Hayes and Mrs. Ethel Cox of Martinsburg and Mrs. George Wilkins and daugh- ters of Cheriton, Va. Mrs. C. E. Harm of North Sam- uel Street atte,nded the Order Adult Assembly at We~tminister, Md. from Sunday to Wednesday of last week. Miss Elect.a Ziegler of Hagers- town. Md. is spendfng the week at the home of Mrs. Clayton L. Hain es onMt. Parvo Avenue. Mrs. Martha Rudolph and son and daughter Ernest and, Mrs. Zenith Johnston and son Donnie of Charles Town and Mrs. Charles Owens and sons Chipper and Al- fred were callers with the Slushers and Wilsons, Rose Hill Farm on Friday afternoon. Mrs. J. D. Yowell and Miss El- izabeth Shoztley left on Monday for Pittsfield, Mass. where they will visi~ Mrs. Yowell's mother, Mrs. Charles F. Young a,nd at- tend the wedding of Mrs, Yowell's niece. Also accompanying .them was Miss Sara Crane who will vis it her brother Charles Crane in Pittsfield. Mrs. Lorna Shult Ball of Alex- andria, Va. was a guest over the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Edwards on Maple Avenue. 9he was a luncheon guest on Saturday of Mr: a,nd Mrs. Olenn Edwards on South Church Street. S'he returned home Sun- day evening. Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Ahalt South George Street and Mrs. Ahalt's faCher Mr. Charles Smith left Friday afternoon ,for Pit- cairn, Pa. ,where they visited with their family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cooper and family. They were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle DeVinney a,nd daughter. They returned home Monday af- ternoon. Mrs. Barbara Stolle Tharpe spent Tuesday at t'he home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Stolle near Berryville, Va. 'Mr. and Mts. Roger Perry are spending this week at Port Knox, Ky. where they are visiting his uncle and aunt Lt. Colc,.nel and Mrs. George Shult. Miss Becky Stuml~augh of S. Ch, lr0h St. is spending this week at camp in Maryland. Mrs. Leland Shugart is spending sometime in Ocean Ci.ty, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. William Smith and Children' of Baltimore, Md. have been visiting .Vhe formers par: ents Mr. acid Mrs. J~hn A. Smith o Jefferson Avenue. .Mrs. A. M. McGovern of Sister- ville, W. Va..and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Freeman of St. Petersburg, Fla. are the house guests of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Dunn of Jefferson Avenue. Mrs. Henry Shepherd is spend- ing some time at Rehobeth Beach, Del. Rev. and Mrs. John G. Shirley of Coral Gables, Florida arrived Wednesday evening 'to spend a few days with Mr. Shirley's mo- t~her, Mrs. George P. Shirley and sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Tabb at their home S. Samuel St. ,Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith, Sour.h Church Street s,pen Cane weekend in Baltimore, Md. with ,Miss Lucy Rodefer and Mrs. Der ring MacKay. They also visited Miss Pauline Rodefer of Alexan- dria, Va. Katie Susie Blackford and Mar garet Rae Blackford of Bardane spent Monday night with their grandmot~her, Mrs. C. E. Harm N. Samuel St. On Friday of last week Mr. C. N. Dorsey was in Washington. D. C. where he attended a business luncheon meeting of the Washing ton Post Newspapers. Mrs. Henna Knott Alger and her guests, Mr. Barney Travelle of Akron. Ohio, Mrs. A. A. Lamon and ~Ir. Garrot't Bane visi:ted Mrs. Alger's son and daughter-in- law, Mr. a'nd Mrs. S'hirley Knott Alger and daughter Janie Dee of Baltimore, Md. the past Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Glen D. Smith and two sons Denny and Price of Waynesboro, Va. visited briefly with her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. P. C. Perry after returning by )lane from a two weeks vacation in California. Mrs. Marshall Wilson and son Jerry of Rose Hill called on Mr, and Mrs. Eugene Jackson of Mar- tinsburg. Later in the week they visited Mr. and Mrs. Mars'hall Wi son Jr. of Summit Point. One Of Nation's "Millionaires CLINT MURCHISON, SR. The classic fable of the Texas millionaire is that of t~he poor farm boy, born amid poverty, who ,by virtue of hard work climbs to the top of t~e financial ladder. Bt~t such a fable falls fl.wt on it's 4line-worn f:ace in the case of one of the nation's classic millionaires of all~time--Clint W. Mur~hison, Sr., Dallas businessman who was one of the Texas oilmen involved in the sale and re-sale of t/he Crnarles Town Tuiff Club which Is now owned by Charles Town Prop erties, Inc., of which Ben Co'hea is 'president, Herman Cohen, sec- retary-treasurer and Louis Pond- ,field as vice-'president and general manager.. A publicity shy financier and virt,~ally a stranger in his own 'home town, Murchison'was born in the small town of A~tJhens in East Texas. He was not, however born amid poverty, but into a banking f~mily. What has h~ppened in the even tful life of this 64-year old man, has generated legends by the scoye and in many cases some most in- terested fables. Muz'elxison, a nemisis of ~he nnewsmen seek4n~ irrfo~,m,a,tlon, is alternately described us a man wLth the combined instincts of a shrewd Wall Street trader and a Mississippi mverOoo~t gambler. His corporations number more than 100 and his holdings are conser- vavtively estirri~ted at more t~han $300 millions, Possibly closer to $500,000,000. Actually nobody real ly knows his tremendous weal,th. Born in 1895, Murchison did not cu~t any wide swat until after Wor ld War I w~en he teamed up with a fellow At henian-Sid Richardson ~o "dabble in oil." The dabbling was so successful th@t by 1927 Murchlson only 32 boasted a for- tune of between $5 and $6 mill- ions. He then decided to retire and take life easy. I I _ OPPOSITE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, BRUNSWICK, MD. TUESDAY, JUNE 30TH WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 AND EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT THEREAFTER JOHNNY NORRIS and the FREE STATERS --ADMISSION 75c-- TUESDAY, JULY 7 AND EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT THEREAFTER WOODY FREE TRIO --ADMISSION 75c--. Sponsored by Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 1136, Brunswick, Md. Retirement ~i~orL laved But retirement was short*lived. He was soon back in business wi,th the explana,tion: "What's a man going to do but work." While oil and gas holdings f0zTn the cornerstone of this amazing man's vast fortune, the enterprises he either owns, or holds an inter- est in, runs the gamut from in- surar_ce companies, a railroad, taxi firms, real estate, fishir~ ~.,ear manufacturing, a cheese fac,tory, a race track at~d dozen of others. 'Murchi~on operates on the the- ory that "cash makes people care less" and he rarely considers geL- ring out of debt. In practice Mur~hison remains far in the backgrou,nd in most of his vast holdings. So much so th~J he isn't even listed as an offic,~r in most of his firms. He leaves actual management to others, I)ri marily two sons, Clint Jr. and John. The top man himself, however, is far from being retired. And once w,he,~ he was asked w~hich deal has given him the most pleas ure, he replied: "The next one". The nerve center of the huge Murchison empire is a simple two story office building at the corner of Ma,in and Murphy streets in downtown Dallas. The only mark- ing c:] t~he building is the address number of 1201. Inside the door, a lone receptionist serves as a bar- rier between the outside world and the vast enterprises con~trolled from within. And as of, ten as not Murchison is not kn. He lives In a massive home north of Dallas (telephone unlist- ed) and on a 75,000 acre ranch in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico (no telephone at all). The ranch is inaeessible except by air. To retch i~ Mr, Murchison uses 'his own small plane, "The Flying Ginny" named for his wife Vir- ginia. Murcq~ison is known to fly to the ranch, or to any other poin,t in the whole wide world a,t the drop of a hat or the me,nti0n of a possible good deal, without re- gard for how many "irons may be in the fire" or how many millions may be involved. Details, as usual are lef~t to 0t,hers. Deals Legendary t Tales of how Murchison makes his deals are legendary. SPIRIT OF JEFFER 0N ADVOCATE, 6--A THURSI)AY, JUNE 25, Becomes Bride Of Washington Man MRS. JAMES EVERETT GIANINY One legend has it that he and Miss Elva Louise Riley, daughter of Mrs. James Howard ] Sid P, Achardson, an associate in and /he late J. Howard Riley, of Charles Town, became the ma,.ny deals, have a sign languuge of Mr. James Everett Gianiny, son of Mr. and Mrs. all worked out. One finger held Gianiny of Washington. D. C., and formerly of aloft means one million dollars,Saturday morning, June 13, in the Roekville (Md.) Methodist two fin,gers means two ~nillion etc. Mrs. Gianiny is well-known in Charles Town ha,ving attended Many of the tales about him, here before going to Washington to work...Mr, and Mrs. some perhaps t, rue and others pos will be residing at 2515 K Street, N. W., Washington, D. tJ., sibly only legend, were welded in July I. the story a:bou,t him in Fort-me Magazine in 1953. That inciden- ,tally, was one of t~he few times he ,has ever strbm,i,t*ed to a personal ,in~ezadew of any length. Despi,te his reputa,tion as a bus iness tycoon, Murchison has a deep love of the soil and of ani- nmls .He once said: "I've never 'been w:Lthout some ca~;tle and I hope ,to die wit*h more cattle tha,n anyone else in the world. He rais- es Brahman cattle on his Mexico ranch. So with t~his love of an'imals ilL ~t~akes l!~ttle ima.gin,ation to vizual- ze a transfer of some of that love to thorou~o~hbreds. Then ~a'ain he migh~ have been lured to the Charles Town Turf Club deal by money. He has an affinity for that too. Ruritan Club To Have Chicken Barbeque In any Ruritan member or from Pal coast Atlantic Service in Berry ville. The public is cordially i,~vite( to attend this function and it wil be another outstanding meal will "Pidgeon-cooked" barbecue as the Berryville June 27 The Clarke County Ruritan Club will hold it's annual Chicken Barbeque at the Berryville Elem- entary School Saturday, June 27, starting at 5 p. m. Tickets are now on sale and may be secured from READ THE CLASSIFIEDS WILL NOTICE! TO THE STORE ROOM VAI BY MAGAHA'S GROCERY 301 West Washington Street JULY 1 IN APPLIANCES NOW THESE FRIGIDAIRE SPECIALS! TO BUILD UP OUR STOCK OF USED MODELS, WE OFFER THESE LOW PRICES WHEN YOU TRADE-IN YOUR OLD APPLIANCES--- $ .95 $ .95 FAMOUS FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATORS: $229.95 .95 1 HEATERS , $10 ALL PRICES SHOWN AEOVE INCLUDE TRADE-IN CHARLES TOWN -. SHEPHERDSTOWN .-