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i) WEST VIRGINIA'S 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 ! 18 YEARS. READ EVERY WEEK BY MORE THAN -- 20,000 PERSONS -- PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY THE JEFFERSON PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. SPIRIT KSTABLI8HED 1844 -- ADVOCATE ESTABLISHED 1885 COMBINED MARCH' !, 1948 MAX BROWN, EDITOR OFFICE NORTH GEORGE STREET -- TELEPHONE 222 NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES WEEKLY NEWSPAPER REPRESENTATIVES, INC. 404 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK 18, N. Y. ATLANTA -- CHICAGO -- DETROIT --' Los ANGELES ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS DELIVERED IN THE STATE ARE SUBJECT TO 32 CONSUMERS SALES TAX. SUBSCRIPTION ~.SO PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL EDITORIAL Thursday, July 6, 1961 TflF ANVIL We have seen the script of The Anvil, a play concerned with the trial of John Brown, which will be performed at the Court House in Charles Town next month, and wish to commend the author, Mrs. Julia Davis Healy, for a job well done. Wisely, we think, Mrs. Healy, has selected the dialogue for the play from the "original script" of actual trial which took place here 102 years ago. The author has not seen fit to put words and phrases into the characters mouths that were not in the original record, conscious no doubt of the fact that there was enough drama in the true record without inventing any. The trial of John Brown was one of the most dramatic events in American history, and it is surprising that until now no laborious effort has been made to recreate it. Stephen Vincent Benet has written a vivid account of the trial in his celebrated book, John Brown's Body; the movies have worked the abortive raid at Harpers Ferry into a nmnber of scripts; but so far as we know the dramatic trial itself has been neglected. For recreating it Mrs. Healy deserves a resounding measure of applause. The initial showing of the play will attract a number of distinguished visitors to our community. We can assure them that they will see a re-enactment of one of the great moments in American history. With Raymond Housden, 34, of Ranson and Samuel Berry, 27, Of the Bardane section of Jefferson County, now both back in jail af- ter a comparatively short stay of freedom following their escape from the Jefferson County jail late Monday afternoon, June 26, they are going to have to face other charges in addition to their parole violations. Jefferson County's Prosocuting Attorney John Skinner, said Mon- day that even though both Hous- den and Berry are parolees and have broken their parole, he plans to press other charges against them and have them held for act- ion of the next term of Jefferson County grand jury. Skinner said he plans to press for an indictment against Hous- den on a malicious assault charge for his attack on Harry Breeden in making his escape from jail. Skinner said he also plans to add all the other charges against Hous den which have occurred in Jef- ferson County. As for Berry, Skinner said there would also be an additional charge along with forgery against him. Skinner said first the two will be given preliminary hearings be- fore a local justice of the peace and they will then be held for grand jury action. Housden was apprehended a- bout 8:40JThursday evening not far from the Blair railroad cross- ing as he walked along the high- way near Millville by Ranson Pol ice officer Lewis (Buzzy) Carroll. When he was accosted by Carroll Housden did not attempt to resist arrest. - Carroll who was off duty at the time he spotted Housden, took him into custody single-handedly. Received Tip Carroll, who was tr~tvelling a- lone at the time in his personal car, was given a tip that a man fitting the description of Housden was seen walking along the ~road near Millville. Carroll immediate ly had the person who gave him the tip call Charles Town State Police. In the meantime Carroll headed in the direction in which tlousden had ben reported and he spotted the escapee,walking slow- ly along the highway. Carroll a- lighted from his car and told Housden he was under arrest. When Housden did not attempt to resist arrest, Carroll had him lay down on the grass along the high way to await the arrival of Car- - poral G. G. ttolman of the Charles - Town State Police and Patrolman Douglas Dennison of the Charles Town Municipal Police depart- merit. When they arrived Housden was handcuffed ~nd Corporal Hal man and Patrolman Dennison took him to the Berkeley County, jail in Martinsburg. Housdela was taken to the Martinsburg jail for "aecurity reasons", Corporal Hal- man stated. On being taken into custody, Housden asked police to get him N. Y. visited with her sister-in. law Mrs. T. A. Cherry for several days last week. Haines.Dilliard Wedding Miss Patricia Kay Haines, dan ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haines of Marlowe and Mr. Don- ald L. Hilliard, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hilliard were mar- ried Saturday evening at the Uni- ted Brethren Church at Williams- port, Md. Wedding attendants were Mr .and Mrs. Gary Haines of Martinsburg, brother and sister-in law of the bride. The bride was at tired in a white dress trimmed with lace and wearing a head bow Washington, D.C. Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate clipp with a short ve~l. She car- Dear Joe: ......... ried a cascade of red roses and Imagine my surprise when I ~)neaarl~a'xr.wn' w. va. baby breath. The matron of honor picked up the paper yesterday I woul~l" like t e .... wore "blue with white accessories wa- an o-en le~erXtPor~s lunb~n~t~ and carried white carnations Af- and saw where you are in Wash' y, p p s . " ington! What brings you to the ,d in ,,.,,...,.o. +h~ ~ .... , ,~o+i ter a motoring trip through Vlr- Rude -~ th~ .To~or~nn ~m,n*x, M,:, g ma they plan to reside m an a- fair city? I thought you were .................. , ~ artmen ....... still teaching at Vandy. " ......p t on ~ queen ~r. Tne mortal Park Corporatmn, Inc. for hrin~ ~ ...... ~ ..... , to,~o ~, Washington is but a few miles wonderful cooperation received] Y .~," "~," ...... ~"'~Y~ "~ ~ .... _'~" from here and I come down quite ,,m ,ho ,,m,.,,,,,;+,, ,.,,~ +~ ..... ~oeli s. Tne groom ]s employeo at frequently. Maybe we can get to- ti'o~n"" Sa']es~'~"l";'2'''/ ".~'~ ""~'ithe Newhauser Brindle Co. Mrs. ne a last weeK. i par .... gether for Lunch real soon, and .. Gary Haines honored her sister-m tmularly thank those c~t~zens who la, with a sh-wer at *~ ~ .... talk over old times. Let me hear donated material to be sold, those ~-" . . ~ . ;~ ............ her parems las~ week from you. who solicited the material and " Sincerely, picked it up, the auctioneers (who Mr :and Mrs. Newton Stuckey did a fine job), Clark Furr, Mr. ann a augmer ~ejean, ~ar: ann Dear H ..... HWM F P Owens who nermitted us to Iv its. uarhon- ~wartz, Mr. lvionte Thanks for your note. It's been hold the sale at the Blue R~d~e [ .... . Stuckey, Mr and Mrs Lester so long since we've seen each Livestock Sale and of course, Swartz of Middleway and Mr. and other. The idea of lunch sounds Glenn Ramsburg, who directed I Mr.s. Bob.Whitmore of Clearbrook wonderful. The sooner the better,theentire _o.c.or te t It was a very [vts~ted w,th Mr.. and. Mrs. Lauren- I quit teaching at Vandy last successful sale and the efforts of ce Gum at their cabin on the Ope summer and took a job with AB- everyone connected with it in any quon Sunday evening. SURD, which is the abbreviationwa_v are veery much annreciated__ . I ........ ~wiss Joyce uurnrman is visiting for the Association of Boards, "" l ours ~ner sister ~lSS ~nne ~urnman ~lneere y y , . Schools, Universities and Region-, C. F .Reininger, president m Memphis, Tenn. al Districts. I am the registered ~ Miss ~ariiyn ~wartz, daughter Washington lobbyist for this or- 257 Harding Court [of Mr .and Mrs. Carlton Swartz is ganization and our aim is to get "" k Pa I vIs~tmg her brother.m-law and a bill through Congress which will ....... xor , " [ sister Mr. and Mrs. Doug Mason at provide substantial financial as- TO me ~UltOr I Altona, Pa. sistance for parochial and privateDear. Editor'... thiI Mr and Mrs Stephen Yarosky Paying a visit to my doctor s " ' . . schools. I hope you are in favor ............ , and daughters of Phfladelphm, of our project and will urge your weeK, ne cam me o~ v]smng ~nar- t ........... 1,~o w, ~ o,,n +~,~ ....,~,~ +..o.t. He I rJa" are spenalng me JUly ~tn friends to write to the Senators told me he was forced off of thel .... " and Congressmen from West Vir- " .......................... weekend with Mrs Charles Wid- ginia urging their support, The Road on Route 340 by a drunken l''z~'" President has taken a queer not- driver which has brought memor- ], Eugene Taylor, son of Mr. and ion about this thing and we need ies to me of my daughters death [~vtrs.. neese. Taylor has acceptea that same hizhwav l empmymem w~m Jet~erson ~anu all the help we can get. : on _ . . . Sincerely,I am sending a little poem that I facturmg Co. of Martmsburg. . Joe could give much thought to any [ Mr.. and.. Mrs. ~urrell Frith an~. Dear Joe: drivers that ore careless on high-I family ws~ted Mr: and Mrs. Eddie Glad to hear you are in the lobb way. H you would like to use it in [Har!ton m Baltimore, Md. last your mail bag column. ~weeK. . -- , . ying game. Maybe you can help As Ever. I ~ars. James ~'iipin ann small me. You see, I have to drive from! Mrs. John SwigertI daughter Melaine Elizabeth of Ar- Shepherdstown to Charles Town l -~OMEBODY'S GIRL- lington are spending the July 4th (and back)every]day and I just .'~., .... holiday with her grandmother ~omeooay s gm was coming ~rom plain don't like tl~e public roads. Mrs. Frank Powell and her moth- church, a at Mar What I want to do is build a pri- er Mrs. Harlan W tson tins- rate road. No cops. No crowded Innocent young and fair, burg. traffic conditions. Naturally, I'll She hadn't the thought of any Mrs. George Ambrose and dan need a lot of federal money. If drag racing drunkards, ghter Mrs. Harry Williams and you'll help me, I'll urge my She hadn't seen danger there. friends to help you. Oddly enough Somebody's girl had a song on her the President doesn't think much lips of my program either. But it died an instant away Always sincerely,For some drag racing drunkard H wrecked her a bottle of coke to drink, saying Dear ~J~nr~" And she died at the close of the he had not had a thing to drink or ~- " ~:=" "~-~* ....... "^n "ickin day ca+ i~ . .~. H,,w ~0~ ,~ ~t,~ ~t~, "v ~ soIn~d.~c 9 ' ., , , , " ..... [mind. You know I cant help you Somebody kneels by her empty nous~en~na~ spent all of tne I with such a wild scheme I'd be bed and fondles her treasures time since his escape from jail Was in n dear , .... ' . . . " . .. I the laughing stock ofh gto nmmg out in. the. tvi~ddleway, ttan. I ----and ABSURD. Congress can't And looks ahead through the em- son and .......... Mlllvllle areas, hawng. ,!appropriate money for private pty years ...... maven rata the ~wniw/le area wen, uses. It would be unconstitutional. Suppose this someone were you? nesday night. When Housden was captured he was not wearing the: same cl6thes he wore when he fled the county jail. He told police that both he and Berry had taken a change of clothes with them when they made their jail break. Berry Was apprehended Wed- nesday afternoon on a downtown: street in Martinsburg by Corporal G. G. Holman and State Trooper W. R. Barlow. Berry was lodged in the Jefferson County jail after his capture. And furfhermore, think of what it might lead to. Every Tom, Dick and Harry in the country would ,be down here worrying his Con- gressman to death for money for By Mrs. Elsie Hamstead some fool project. Mrs. Pearl Wisdman of Warren- I can only assume you are jok- ton, Va. visited with Mr .and Mrs. ing by suggesting such a thing. William Fellers last Saturday. Thoughtfully, Mrs. Virgil Hamilton and Mrs. Joe Dear Joe: John Jones of Grafton spent Wed I'm not joking! If I wanted to nesday with their sister Mrs. S. C. make with the jokes I could pull plenty on that outfit you're work- On Wednesday of last week ing for. What is it? ABSURD? Elsie Hamstead, president of What's the difference between Shepherdstown High School P. T. appropriating money for my pri- A. and Mrs. Tobey Carter of Shep- By Mrs. Mary Bruce Furr vate road and approp~'iating mon- herdstown attended the Parent ey for your private school? and Family Life Workshop at Mr. and Mrs. Lester Locke of l Sincerely, Shepherd College. Pittcairn, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Lester H Mr. Norval Gale Johnston, Pro- Locke Jr. and children of Buf- Dear Henry: cess Engineer at Corning Glass falo, N. Y. left Friday morning The difference between approp- Works is on a two weeks vacation. riating money for private schools ' Gilbert Creamer Jr. substitute for home after visiting a few days and appropriating money for pri- mail carter for route one is deliv- with Mrs. J. S. Locke. vate roads is obvious enough to ering the mali~while Bubble Slush Regular preaching service Sun- anyone with a grain of sense. I'm er is on a weeks vacation. day, July 9 at the Methodist Chur a busy man, but if you insist that Mrs. Earl Welsh, Mrs. Ercel ch by the pastor Rev. James Reck I take the time to explain it I Basire and Miss Janette Broyies ley at 9:45, Sunday Schol at 10:45. wilL ;employees of Interwoven, are on Mr. and Mrs. Gene Starliper Hastily, a two weeks vacation. and Cliff were supper guests Wed Joe Mrs. Rose Meehan of Brooklyn, Mrs. William Fellers visited Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Delilnger at[ Tomahawk recently. Misses Doris and Ruby Jenkins of Arlington, Va. are visiting with their aunt Mrs. Gilbert Willing- ham Sr. Mrs. George Cox and daughter Pam took a sight seeing trip with the Pollyanna Sunday School class of the Bolivar Methodist Church. P~ints of. interest that were visited inChided The White House, Mount Vernon and hTe Francis Monastery. A3/c James C. Smith is on a sev enteen day leave from Langley Air Force Base, Va. Jimmy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith. Johnson Everhart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Everhart is ac- companying his uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. William Sturgess of Washington, D. C. on a motoring trip through Vermont. Miss Norma Kay Whetzel, dau-! ghter of Mr .and Mrs. Norman Whetzel entertained at a bridal shower Tuesday night in honor of Miss Linda Hilliard. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williams spent the wekeend with the lat- ters sister Mrs. C. F. Wall in Alex andria, Va. Mrs. George F. Ambrose of Ber keley Springs is visiting her son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. George Ambrose. The Women's Guild of Grace E. & R. Church prepared and set~ ved the meal for the June meet- ing of the Henry Kyd Douglas Camp of the Sons of Confederacy last Tuesday evening. Election of officers was held at the business session. \ %: / -I I I 'iI nesday evening at the home of Dear Joe: Mrs. J. S. Locke. I ihs~st! How about lunch at Hat- SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON ADVOCATE Mr. and Mrs. Lester Locke Jr. !veys next week and you can ex- 4--A THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1961 YOU Always GET ACTION---and PLENTY of and children and Tricia Collis iplain all this to me. Then maybe were callers Thursday afternoon I can write to the president and d with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fulk. help him to see it. it---when you place Your Ad in this widely,rea-:i Entertained At Pi4nic Sincerely, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Blue enter. H Charles Town Phone 399 OPEN Both Friday and Saturday Till 9 Style 245 tained with a picnic Thursday ev Dear Mr. Morrow: ening. Guests included Mr .and Mr. Smith has asked me to re- Mrs. John Gardner and family play to your recent letter. He will Mr. and Mrs. Lester Locke, Mr. be unable to meet you for lunch and Mrs. Lester Locke, Jr. and ~next week or any other week. I children, Mr. and Mrs. Marion am sure you will understand. Blue and children, Mr. and Mrs. Very truly yours, Frank Clapham, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mary Smith my Locke and Mrs. J. S. Locke. Secretary for ABSURD Mr .and Mrs. Fred Newbreck and children Of Conn. have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lester visiting at the Rev. Charles Will- Henry recently. tams home. Ginny Lou and Bobby Carter Mrs. J. S. Locke and Mrs. John Tabb went by train to Washing- Gardner attended the funeral Sat ton, D. C. and spent the weeker~d urday of Mr. Baker Pierce at the with Mrs. Virginia Lydan recent- Brown Funeral Home. ly. Mr. and l~rs. Marion Blue and Saturday, July 8th the 4-H Top- Be.., F~ve ways! children were supper guests last pets Club have their project tour. Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. The Leetown Farm Women's One Piece Molded ~uurter$ Charles Blue in Martinsburg. Club are having their picnic Wed 5ofL Flexible Top.Grade Upper Mr. and Mrs. Graver Wilson and nesday, July 12 instead'of the reg Leather daughter Karen of Pleasant Hall, ular meeting day. Steel 5ho.k with 2 Brass Rivets Pa. were weekend guests of Mr. Mrs. TayloE Winkler went to Toe to Heel CUSHIONED h~ole! and Mrs. I. E. Moreland. Leitersburg Wednesday and visi- Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Furr and Kim ted Mrs. Bruce Rodgers. b~g-Wearing, ~.Mad~g Cerk ~enjoyed a wiener roast Sunday ev Mr .and Mrs. Taylor Winkler ~ and Heel ening on the lawn with Mrs. Mary were in Front Royal, Va. Thurs- .J~n Bruce Furr. d .The men of the Old Baseball a~im Leetown Farm Women team had quite a scramble with made lamps Friday at the home the young baseball team Friday of Mrs. F. P. ?wens. evening at a game in Leetown. Mrs. Wallace Logan of Alexan. Mrs. James VanMetre and dau- ~.~:~ dria, Va. appeared on the Televis ghters of Lewishurg, W. Va. ,~ere ion one oevning recently, supper guests Monday of Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Stephen- Mr~ E|wod Hamstead. soft and Mrs. Ray Stephenson of the Eastern hore were weekend GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY top-grade work shoe for Farmers, Outdoorsmm newspaper. Your Ad is read by thousands of your neigh, week and you are sure to see resultS. Other Star Brand Work Shoes $6.98 to $14.98 THAN ANY OTHER ADVERTISING MEDIUg'