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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. BY THE JEFFERSON PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. ALL. SUBSCRIPTIONS DELIVERED IN THE STATE ARE SUBJECT TO 20~ CONSUMERS IJALES TAX. SUBECRIPTION $3,E0 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE SPIRIT EBTABLiSHED 1844 -- ADVOCATE ESTABLISHED ISE5 COMBINED ~MARCH I, 1948 MAX BROWN, EDITOR OFFICE NORTH GEORGE STREET --- TELEPHONE 222 SERVING JEFFERSON COUNTY FOR 114 YEARS AND READ BY MORE rHAN 20,000 PEOPLE EVERY WEEK. ENTERED AE SECOND CLAEE MATTER AT THE POSTOFFICK IN CHARL.Em TOWN. W. VA.. UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 3. 1879. WEEKLY NEWSPAPER REPRESENTATIVES, INC. NEW YORK CHICAGO ATLAI~ITA DETROIT LOS ANGELES MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL EDITORIAL Thursday, July 9, 1959 SHOP AT HOME . . . If you shop in Charles Town and Ranson our com- munity will continue to prosper. Our merchants solicit and deserve your fullest support at all times... ANOTHER YEAR With the publicatiort of this issue of this newspaper we conclude 115 years of publication and begin, next week, on July 14, our ll6th year. We hope we will be excused the and proud of the fact that we are the oldest newspaper in West Virginia, daily or weekly. At the same time we I I I _ II . dly r 0rth ntl0n By Henry W. Morrow On Thursday, July 2 Henry W. Morrow, au1~hor of ,Yhe c~py for 'this column was .taken ill just be- fore he was to go to ~WIartinsburg to address members of Vhe 'Mar- tinsburg Ro~ary Club at 'their weekly luncheon me~ing at The Shenandoah Hotel. He ,was not able ~0o fulfill that speaking en'- ffageme~.~t and since then has been cor~fin.ed to 4aJs home near Shep- herdstown. And as a result of ec~is Hlness "Morrow was not able o pre pare o~py for Vhis weekly column. A telephone conversation with Mr. Morrow Wednesday, however, re- vealed 'he is improving ~nd ,hopes to be back ~ his l~w prav~ice ,in Charles Town a,nd once again wri~ ~ng copy for ,this column and ed- itorials for ~he Spirit of Jefferson Advocate in ~he very near cuture. THE HOMEMAKER Behind every succusseful ,wife, it appears, Vhere is a setf,sacrifickng husband, deep in dishes rand re- If looted glory, and keeping a light J burning in the dining room win- I dow. I So, ,~t any rate, says Mrs. Mar- I gare Priebe of Des WIoines, ,the 1959 Mrs. America. Wi,th a year- long reign ahead, she will spend much of it (~.u the road apl~aring ,before 'televisi~u cameras and immodesty of saying that we are i roud of this record, otherwise cashing in on her new title While she is await :her husband "~ill take care of ~he kids and keep would like to take this occasion to assure our devoted and loyal readers, who are greater in number now than at m:y time in the history of the paper, of our continued dedica- tion to the cause of providing them with the best news- paper service we can. We are not unmindful of our ira- the house in shape in preparation ~or the great day when Mother comes ba~k with the boodle. "He's really the boss", says "Mrs. America, who obviously is not one to underestimwte the power of Peters To :Be Principal Burkettsville High A. D. 'Bud' Peters, former prin- cipal of Vhe Sumn~it Point School in the county and who last year ~augb2t m the Brunswick, Md. school, has accepted the pPincipal ~fl~ip of ~he B~rke~tsville, Mary- land Grade School beginning in September. "the Burkettsvil~le school is a three-room school, Greenville, Miss.-Cireuit Judge Arthur Held sentenced Norman Tanksley for violation of parole: O~ce a mor~th for the ne~t five years he mu'~t call at the coun'ty jail wiVh gifts-"not exceeding the ~alue of a ca~ton of clgaretts" for the prisoners. ure use or given ~to children as a toy. Irrtproper use of 'this conven- ience c~'a result in a tragedy. This is 'being proven far too often 'to be overlooked by ,those who are prone to Shink "it can't happen ,to me or my ~amily." 1~ could. ( Culpeper Star-Exponent) NOT ONLY YEARS BUT SERVICE TO VIRGINIA AND THE NATION This week, United States Sen- ~tor Harry F. Byrd e~blished a new record of tenure ~or a Virgin ian in Vhe upper house of Con- gross. Beginning his service ~o Virgin- i a ,and the ,nation ~n the early ~hirties, ,the Senator has wi~tness- ed and'~been part of the scene which has undergone many chan- ges which effects the .l~ves of all My Miss Margaret Houser ~Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fries and grandsons of Mavtinsburg were Saturday eve,uing guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knott and fam- ily. ~MJss A~ma Lee Knot~ of 'Ma~ins burg spent the th of July holiday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knot~ and family. Mr. Robert HHI and ffaughter of W~nChester, Va. were cth of July guests of his mother Mrs. F. A. I-Ell and ,brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hill. 'Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stophhns and farrdly of Shepherdstown were 4th of July day gueSts of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Eiohiebevger and f~mily. 'Mrs. Anna Mary Hetzel ,who was a~pat4ent in the Charles Town Hos pital has ree~urned home and is doing very well. IMr. and Mrs. Warren Watson and family a~nd Judy E~chleberger of Baltimore visited Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Eidhleberger ,and f~mily on Friday, July 3rd. Jackie Houser spent part of l as#~ week in Hagerstown visiting Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frye and family and "Mr. and Mrs. ~anner Houser and daughters. Roy Hoffmaster had ~he misfor tune to ~'al.1 from an a~ple 'tree (xn Tuesday evening breaking ,an .arm. Mr. and Mrs. Cttarles We'bb of Alexandria, Va. were ~he weekend guests of ~VIr. and Mrs. Harvie Kid wiler. ,Mr. and :Mrs Hank Collis and ~amily of Gerrardstown and Mr. ,and Mrs. Harvie V~hibttngOx~ of Wartinsburg were the July 4th guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robo~t Watson. ~VIr. and Mrs. Robert Wa'tson mo tored ~to Harpers Ferry and were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Berkeley Winters and sons. Mr. and Mrs. Berkeley Custer and daughter of Jefferson Terrace Charles Town were Sunday even- ing guests of Mr. and ,Mrs. Bert. Loudan and son. iMr .and ~VIrs. Harold Robinson and sons Mrs. Ethel Winters of Harpers Ferry were supper guests # Kiwanians Hear Bushong Talk On Declaration Of Independence At Meet Members of the Charles Town I~A,wanis Club meeting i~ dinner session Thursday evening at the Tlm~as Jefferson HOt~I, heard Charles Town A~torney Lee Bush- ong give an interesting ~nd en- li,~htening talk on the Declarr~tion of r-ndependen,ce. Joseph Christian i~troduced Dr. P~chard Schol:I, new pastor of Cl~arles Town Methodist Church as his guest. Dr. Scholl is a former member of ~l~e Armapolis, Md. Ki- veanls Club. A~torney Bus~ong, who was in- troduced by Ri~h~rd Brock-man, said the Conf~nen~tl Congress au- thorized Thomas Jefferson of Vir- ginia 'to dr~f~ the Declaration of Lndel~ndence and Mr. Jefferson wrote this grea document, which was adopted by t~e Continental Congress July 4, 1776, about 14 monChs ~f~er the bat~le of Lexing- ~on. The speaker declared tT~t Mr. Jefferson considered the writing of the Declaration of Independen- ce as ~is greatest life-Vitae aVl~eve ment, pu~i~g it ahead of beiag Governor of Virginia ~nd the t~rd oresider~t of Che United States. Afar Mr. Bus~ong bad read and explained each paragraph of 0he Declaration of Independence and g~ve~n the names of all of the signers, his audience was convin- ced Vh~ this was not only the grea~st ever~t in Thomas Jeffer- son's life; but is today the great- eSt living document ever penned Read The SPIrIT-ADVOCATE PIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMERS 4-,- THURSDAY, JULY 1 Hallbown, W. Va. July 6, 1959 Mr. Max Brown Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate C%arles Town, W. Va. Dear Max: On Sunday afternoon, July 5, I was walking through 4)he "Memor- Ial Park with my small s~u in ,the vicinity of Vhe tennis couzts when a "c~herry bomb" came through ?~he air, glanced off my boy's shoul der and landed at ,h~s ~fedt. For- tunately i,t ~h, ad not yet exploded and I was able ~o pick up my .son and travel four or five steps be- fore it cud explode. I hesitate to think of ~the consequences ff 1,~ ,had exploded us i~t passed near his face.a la_i~l~ly possible occur- once. A~though it was pure accid- ent Shwt ,this "cherry bomb" la~ud ed near us, it l~ad been deliberate ly thrown at some young high school girls in the vieini'ty. This type of aetAvity had ,taken place for some time during ~he after- noon around the tenms courts, ,apparently ,as 'a mode of en,tertain ,men ~or a group of ,high s~hool boys. I did ,.not write 't~his letter ~n ,the expectation ,Vhat any of the ,boys ~nvolved ~rould read i and feel any regret for their actions and ~he passible serious consequences which may 'have resulted, l~ather I would h~pe that the parents of youngsters in this ,age group might be more m~indful of their responsib tli,ties ~n continually ad~vising .their sons and daughters :to :think of the consequences of the actions ~hey are tempted ~o take ,as u group which ,they w~uld never ,consider as individuals. The teen-age per- iod is a very cri,tical ~ime in the development of all of us ~nd i~t :behooves parents to spend a great de~l of time in training ~heir youngsters in the values of good ctUzenship a,nd regard for t~he Washington Post last ,the possible tragic effects unthinking behavior vavid When it s'howed a vCho may never see ,again certainly will be disfigl simply because of of fireworks. At various times no(m, .firecrackers were Vhrown or dropped nea bystanders outside the and ,pool area. nearly always the are the injured .and no remorse or regret can the damage. There is certainly a~ between deliberately crackers near people them and ~the setting crackers in the vicinity ch v~hile serwces are However both last Sunday, both are ly poor manners, and care :the same lack training ,and discipline. agers ,are to ,be ,allowed of independence VheY they must learn the ities toward t,heir that go with such Conrad C. MIDGET REFINERIES PAYOFF FOR Tests carried ou in refineries pay off for motorists. Actual cess mi,l~t~ons of pill a day. IVhem on a product rocket gasoline costs ~the motorist's reach. ia~ure refineries w, hlda ~i~le as 42 gallons dal,ly, oil e)periment Ume after ,the right "recipe" ears. SuCh ingenious perfections, and perhaps to some of the more critical our homemaker. (Winchester Star) Americans. of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Watson dl the rent outstand on Sunday Other guests were Mr errors are inexcusable. But may every reader know that .................... Undoubte y g ' d "'r ....... ": , ., , .... ,., , ~,.~.~ _ ~ x~nolao ~,~,Jo oaa,.,,~u u~ ing factor in the service of Sena a,.u ~vl s. ~erKemy wln,~ers ann to me Des~ oI our aDllll;y, we are. enoeavorlng, [lily [wo. U~'ED A~'~ DESIGNED ONLY tor Byrd to Virginia has' been his-'sons. weeks out of the year, to provide an accurate transcript ~,,.o ,,, ~, ....... f ~,~^ ~l-,t~ ~hoaestv and 4n'teuritv in Mr. and ,Mrs. Wlltiam Snyder, " ' ruse our com ~,~ ....~ ..... ~,,,~ ...... " "~ ~" " ~ " ,Mrs Donald Trundle and daugh of what transpires In our community, adve - hing can be a boon:or a means dealing with ,all m~tters that have ~ : . . .... '. - munity and its products, and offer fair and legitimate corn- of tragedy As a co u.tainer elo come before Senate. He has rc%a eas wnre hngof ment on those matters upon which there may be a diversity thing the bags are a wonderful held a true coarse of g~vernmen~- _ ~. ' . ' pinion If we make mistakes (and we they are convenience with this modern al economy-one that :has not been[ v Y UeSrtSot f aM " and ....... : . " covering clothing is protected and too popular with the. "We g4ve and, and" M~ " h asp . . sons of the head and not of the heart. We are cr hc sed from can be readily found without the you spend boys" whieh have in.fiN [ '. . s. J o n Looki,ngbill and .... , - enjoyen ,~ w~ener roas~ bme to hme, and maybe not w thout cause, for not being necessi'ty of tearing the cover or trated ~he Senate in the past 25 ~. , " rs ~Mrs ~onald Trund~le and dau ' o enm it But there as a ehmte yea more controversial But perhaps it ma7 be an attribute p " g ' " d " " . I .. " _ ~ ~u . _ - of our somewhat extended age and makes us .pause before P~itlememwC~rnonde~t~d with the use OflByr~e ahsaVesla~kse~maUP~rar~heSe~at~r ~wenrers~tard~ySgue~a t~el~on~e~ taking a course of extremism on controversml ssues. Age,' Alon~ with i~ ~onvenienee ,the lo ~,~u,~o, r,~i.-~v ,~ 'has not of Mr. and Mrs. Sa~muel Trundle it is said, brings wisdom. And in 115 years we have learned plasticbag has brough't a 'new I~ee~"a'po'iitieal~o'l~l~)rt'unist and near t~nepherd~n and their to a small extent a lesson which to us has been a sort of danger into the home. The bags Jthe ,fact t'hat he has of,ten been nouse gues~ Mr..and ~Ir~: George uide" the lesson is that there are few issues that do notare pretty .and a~tract the eyes of [ voting wi,bh the Republican side "rr~nme o~ wusmng~au, ~. u. f" ] .~ ,,r_ .,._ ...... ~::ii ..... ~..~,,~_, ,~ ~.. wt.-ch ehildren. They love to play with [on a particular measure had add- Mr. and Mrs. Donald Just a ad nave ~wo slaes we ~ti'e ~Olllebllllt2;5 IUILIUL~tlI|, bo ~,~l,y 111 ver h wI han 'that ,son and Miss Ellen Mock of JOhn ' ' them. They pull them o e" ed more to his prestige, t ..... is right and which is wrong. If our readers desire to ex-~:~heads, wrap them around .their of simply following a ,party line..stown, Pu. sper~t from Monday un press themselves on these matters, and if they believe we bodies and in general, have a won Only recently, there was a clamor ~i'l Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. default in our responsibility, let them have the assurance derful time.w!,th the clear, to~gh among a majority of Democra,ts William Ca~rio~i and sons a~ud that thispageofthis news[)aper to legist- gargS i ,na as wnere me aan for the scarp of Louis L. Strauss, Mrs. John Lookm bill. presidential appointee ,to be Sec- DT-2 Donald E. Trundle of Un maCe ana prinzaJaie commenL hOWever crl1:lCal 11: m@y. De A namber of chi~ldre~.u have bee~ r~tary of C~ommerce. ,Mr. ~r~uss ~ted States Coast Guard Academy' of US. " . " ' [suffocated While playing wi'th' ~ underwe~nt one of the most severe New London, Conn. yeas a recent rights of others. Nei,ther was i~his intended to be a "sermon, but a picture in ,t,he NEW niques are the tee of t'he best possible reasonable prices. We look forward to another year of service to the people of Jefferson County and to our readers everywhere We thank you for your patience with us in the past. May we merit your confidence and support in the future. YOUR LETTERS ... We again invite and urge all readers to do us a favor and use as often as they care too, our "Letters To The Editor" columns. We are always happy and eager to receive your own comments, whether you agree or disagree with us. Your ideas about editorials and other features in this newspaper are always welcome... Your name may be withheld on request and editing rights are reserved. Send in your questions or comments whenever you care too and we will do our best to publish them... Rodefer-Ware Reunion Held At Jefferson Park The l~th annual reunion of the Rodefer-Ware families was held ~unday, Ju,ue 28 at Jefferson Me- morial Park, Charles Town. .at 1:00 p. m. friends and relat- ives enjoyed a boun,tffu~l picmc dinner after wh~c~h a business zneeing was tallied to order by the president, Dorcas P~amsburg ~tt 2 p. m., a)t wihioh time she ex- tended a hearty we}come to aH presen. ~Mimttes of fine 1958 reumon were read a,ud approved. Treasur- er's report followed. Statistics .for the past year were BIV01~-A son to Robert and ~tty B~ller; a daughter to Inez and Melvin Paid,well. 'Marria~es-l~arian Bailey 'and .Dennis Noble. Deaths-Wal~ter Glaize. Boys in service-Robert E. Biller a~d I~arry W. Billet Jr. Gus Rodefer ~as unable to be wH)h Vhe group again this year, due to prolonged illness in Newton D. Baker Hospital. A get well card was signed by all present and the president wa~ elected to mail ss~me. The oldest member present was ~Ir. William O. Fellers of Ardara, Pa., age 78 years. The youngest member was Mary Estelle Feeser of Wa.~hingon, D. C. age 4~/~ years; and those who ~raveled . the greatest dis~an,ce were Mr. and Mrs. I-~arry Long of West Ho)l.ywood, Florida. The largest family group was th, at of Mrs. Lillie Biller wi,th a ~Y~al of vigl% presen~t, including ~l~ildren and gr~ndoMldren. The second largest group was th:at of Mrs. M~ry Feeser with a toCal of seve,.u presen.t. Third largest group ~as bhat of Mr. and Mrs. Mar- shall Frye who had five present. A silver dollar was presented to Vhe oldest, younger, the one who traveled greatest d~istunce and Vhe ~lo~ges~ family group. It was decided to hold the next reunion on the fourth Sunday in J~ne 1960 at the Jeffer~on Morner ial Park in Charles T