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Charles Town, West Virginia
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10 YEARS AGO --- 1949 State liquor sales in ,the year ending June 30 reached a record $46,234,487, almost $I,000,000 'high er .t~han the preceding 12 month t~he Liquor Commis.~ion announ- ced. ,Motor vehicle registra,tions this year hit a record 310,000 to d~te, JIo~r Vehicles Commissioner Don ~VIcClaugherty said. The registra- ion figure topped by 25,000 ,the n~mber of plates issued to opera- ~,ors las.t year and represented an increase of about $450.000 over li- cense revenues for the similar 1948 period. New flashing lights warning sig rra] were installed a't Vhe Flowing pocketw.atc'h at services last Su,n- [day Which was engraved wit,h the [inscr]ption Presented by The Me- if your home is brick, stucco or concrete, or has asbestos shingle siding, give it the protection and beauty of Dutch Boy NALCRE1E. This new and different finish has a tough film that keeps water out, yet "breathes" to prevent peeling or blistering, Rain cleans it off, refreshes the handsome colors. So easy to apply, too-whh brush, roller or by spray. Phone 73 Charles Town, W. Va. les Town: Mrs. James R. Lyons of Kearneysviile, died in King's Daughters Hospital, Martinsburg. Word was received here ,of the death of Mrs. Avril Lee Lawler at her home i:-a Las Vegas, Nevada: Buddy Needy, Boonsboro, JMd. was drowned in the Potomac. MARRIED:In the Chapel of the Union Theological Seminary of Virginia Nancy Jane Nidermaier, daughter of Mr. David Nidermaier and t'he late Mrs. Nidermaier be- came the bride .of Robert Cm'win Linson, son of Mrs. Lyman S. tin- son a,nd the late Mr. Linson of Charles Town. A marrmge license was issued in Frederick, Md. last week to Wallace O. Foltz of Charles Town and Arlene R. McCormick, Ran- son. 20 YEARS AGO --- 1939 Ceremonies marking ~he open- ing of the new highw~ay bridge spanning the Potomac River at Shepherdst.own, were held t&n years ago, July 15Lb. The Palm Building on Wash- ington Street was selected for the location of the new bank for Charles Town to be known as the Peoples Bank. T. Ashby Milton a native of Mid dleway died at his home in Kan- sas City, Ms. Four deacons were elected by the congregatie,n of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church. They were D. Shirley Nichols, Keit~h Brockmann, H. W. Carper and Cal vin Henshaw. tMilton Rouss and Cecil B. Fea- gans. both of Charles Town, enlist ed in ~he U. S. Army. A local campaign sponsored by the Department, of Agriculture to determine to what exit,at Japan- ese beetles have infested ~he town resulted in the trapping of only four of the inseqt. 30 YEARS AGO --- 1929 Miss Virginia Lucas, daughter of t'he late Judge D. B. and Mrs. Lena Lucas of ':Rion Hall" was kil,led In a motoring accident on the Harpers Ferry pike. Marvin Costello, son ~of Scott Costello, recent reside,nt of Lee- town, lost his life in a motoring accident near Kearneysville, W. Va. Mrs. Liddy Ellen Powell, widow of, W. T. Powe'll. died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Florence Owens, at Kearneysville. James Edward Ba~ent and Bar bars E. Nuce, both of Harpers Ferry, were married at the Luth- eran parsonage in F,'ederick, Md. The Lakeland Caverns Theatre i,u~talled a talking picture appara- tus. A large bank barn on the Conk- lyn farm, owned by Mr. Ric:h'ard [T. Moler. near Kabletown was de- stroyed by fire together with its $ conb~nt?.. 40 YEARS AGO --- 1919 A bus line was being operated from Middleway by way of Char- les Town to Martinsburg by Fred Laise of Bunker Hill. DIED:At his horns on the Stew- art farm near Kearneysville, John Fox; at his home in Akron, Ohio, Chas. J. V. Thomas, son of Geo- rge W. Thomas of Charles Town. In the Charles Town market, gt SHARE OUR SUCCESS.., STRIKE IT RICH NOW WITH TOP TRADE-IN ALLOWANCES...LOWEST FIRST COST! # Save from $131 to $209 on Sedans, Hardtops! Based on manufacturers' suggested prices for com- parable models. Big 6-passenger room, easiest parking. "" Save up to $500 on Station Wagons! Rambler American is lowest-priced of the three best-selling station wagon makes by better than $500. Full 5- passenger room. J. Ailmit~ En;.:lo ~uecacdcd Rcv. A. A. P. Neel as County Superin- tendent of Schools. The salary of the Charles Town postmaster was reduced from $1,- 800 to $1,700. By a vote of 124 to 20 Berryville favored a bon~i issue of $25,000 witch which to !5urchase the town's water system owned by a private corporation. 70 YEARS AGO --- 1889 wheat was selling for $2.20 a bush Willoughby Lane Webb, for[ el; :urn $1.90 a bushel; butter 45 .many years in t,he mercantile bus cents a pound; young chickens, 38 iness in Shepherds'town, died in cents and hens 15 to 25 cents a pound. Nelson R. Roberts sold his farm of 234 acres on the Opequon Creek to J. C. McKown of Ber- keley County for $17,550. The Jefferson County Court re fused to accept $30,000 from the Federal Government to aid in road building. The condition of the grant was Vhat the county put up an equal sum and both sirras to be devoted to the construction of Class A roads. 50 YEARS AGO -- 1909 Lt. Norman B. Briscoe of this county who graduated at West Point Military Academy was as- signed to duty in t~he Phillippine Isl'ands. Harry Flood a Shepherdstown yout.h was drowned while bathing in the C. & O. Canal near Shep- herdstown. A barracks on ~he farm of Dr. Howard Osburn, south of Rlppon was destroyed by fire. The Charles Tow,n Council made its first experiment in the use of oil to lay dust on the streets of the town and were pleas ed with the results. Invi.tations were issued for the marriage of Miss Grace Elizabeth Drakeford of Oxford, England to Mr. Charles Tucker Brook .of the faculty of CorneH University, N. Y., the ceremony to take place in Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town. 60 YEARS AGO -- 1899 The Bglt~more and Ohio Rail- road which had been ms,ringed ,by receivers for more t~han fo'2r years was returned to its board of dir- ectors. PRESCRIPTION SERVICE $ When you bring your Doctor's prescriptions to this Reliable pharmacy, skilled Registered Phar- macists will double-check each compounding s/ep to assure accuracy. Our am- ple stocks assure p,'ampt compounding, and our prices are always fair. So, be sure to try us next time*. NICHOLS STUCK PHARMACISTS Phone 173 Charles Town, W. Vs. ing all records. And right now you can share in Rambler's success ~th a never-to-be-equalled allowance for your present car. You'll strike it :" ~. ~--_~ rich witha brand new Rambler! ~2--~-~"" Save up to $176 on Rambler Trade-In Value! Rambler has the highest resale vMue of all low- priced cars. Offers Single Unit Construc- tion*, Deep-Dip Rustprooflng. Save on Every Mile You Drivel Rambler is America's re- cognized. Econo~ny King. Rambler 6 holds the official NASCAR Los Angeles to New York economy records for U.S.-built ears . . . 36.88 M.P.G. with overdrive . . . 32.09 M.P.G. with automatic transmission. *TRADEMARK AMERICAN MOTORS THIS "STRIKE" COULD BE COSTLY Unfortunately, this one didn't get away. An acci- dent like this could result in a costly damage suit. Before you accidentally injure someone durinl[ sports or other personttt activities, be sure Com- prehensive Personal Lia- bility coverage is part of your insurance program. H. S. CLOPPER, JR Insurance, Real Estate and Bonds Formerly W. Berry Grove Agency . 120 E. Washington Street Charles Town, W. Va. Hurry In Today and Strike It Rich ! Telephone 216 Georgetown, D. C. Miss Maggie N. Crane, daughter of ~he late Col. Joseph Crane, was married at the home of her mo- ther in Charles Town to John E. Pettigrew of Botetourt County, /a. by the Rev. Dallas Tucker. DIED:Near Harpers Ferry, Char es Andrews; near Charles Town Mrs. Savan,uah Trusseil widow of Eben Trussell; at t'he home of her son-in-law Warner Rockenbaugh at Halltown, Mrs. Jane Morgan. Dillow Receives High School Equivalency Certificate in Germany U. S. Forces, Germany (AHTNC) Army Specialist Four Edgar D. Dil low, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ditlow, 329 N. Lawrence St., Charles Town, recently received a high school equivalency certificate in Germany where 'he is a member of the 24~h Infantry Division. S'pecial,ist Dillow completed his secondary education, t)hrough the U. S. Armed Forces Institute which offers servicemen an exten- sive variety fo courses at high school and college levels. A gunner in Company A of the division's 19th Infantry, Dillow en tered the Army in August 1957 and arrived in Europe the follow- ing January. The 24-year-old soldier attend- ed Harpers Ferry High S'choOl and was employed by Robinson C01d Storage, Inc., .before e,utering the Army. BY JOHN A. FIELD JR. STATE TAX COMMISSIONER West Virginians who are having or plan to have. homes erected by out-of-state bui.lding contractors should familiarrize ~hemselves with a new provision of the state's Business and Occupation Tax Law The provisio,n was inserted into the law by the 1959 Wes,t Virginia Legislature. The law provides that the home owner may be personally liable for the payment of the non-resident contractor's gross sales tax on the construction project. The tax amoun,ts to 2.6 per cent of the total amount paid to the builder. The New Provision, which is of particularr interest to West Vir- gin4a's "border" areas where a sub stantiat ,number of homes are built by non-resident con,tractors, went into effect on July 1 of t'h]s year. In most cases persons who are having homes cons~tructed pay t,he contractor in several installments. The home owner is required to take th~s step before mak,ing fi,n- al payment to the out-of-state contractor: Obtain from the S,tate Tax Corn missioner a certificate showing t,h:at the contractor has paid the gross sales tax due on the 'home construction project. Failure to obtain the certifi- cate before making final settle- ment may result in the ,home own er being assessed by bhe state for the amount of tax that is owed. If the co.ntractor has not paid .the tax t,he home owner will be ad SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON r aM as ADVOCATE 6---B THURSDAY, JULY 2:;, vi~;ed by our departmnt to with- hold the final settlement until the contractor's tax liability has been determined. The new provision does not af- fect persons having homes erected by West Virginia contractors. The gross sales tax rate on con- tractors was boosted from 2 to 2.6 per cent by t,he 1959 Legislature. Proceeds from the co,ntractors' tax for the past fiscal year total- ed approximately $4,700,000. The total represen,ted a drop of 10 per cent from the preceding year's collections. N]xon begins drive t.o revive Cal ifornla O. O. P. THE MELVIN T. STRIDER COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME Charles Town Shepherdstown 35 - Telephones - CALL GENERAL CONTRACTOR .FOR A FREE ESTIMATE ON ANY RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION OR REMODELING Call Martinsburg Collect AM 3.9411 /, BONANZA DAYS CAN SAVE YOU HUNDRED OF DOLLARS ! I I PONY DIVISION REGISTERED QUARTER HORSE THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1959 AND THOROUGHBRED DIVISION LIST OF CLASSES, PRIZES--ENTRY FEES FREE. Class and Namber To Be Filled In On Entry Form. ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY, JULY 27, 1959. FRIDADY, AUGUST 7, 1959 I,IST OF CLASSES, PRIZES---ENTRY FEES FREE. Class and Number To Be Filled In On Entry Form. CLASS NO. 1 ~. 1st. 2nd. 3rd. 4th Po~y Mare and Foal, not exceeding 50 inches, to be judged together. Shown to halter. Open Only to Jef- ferson County Breeders .............. $50 $25 $15 $10 CLASS NO." 2 Pony Mare and Foal, not exceeding 50 inches. Open. To be judged ,together. Shown to halter .................... $50 $25 $15 $10 CLASS NO. 3 Yearling Ponies, 42 inches and under $50 $25 $15 $10 CLASS NO. 4 Yearling Ponies, over 42 inches ...... $50 $25 $15 $10 CLASS NO. 5 Ponies on lead rein. To be ridden by children not exceeding 4 years of age. Judged on sui.tability as a tbeginners mount. Manners and kindness 90%, Conformation 10%. Ponies should be able to stand readily without being controlled by leader ................. $50 $25 $15 $10 CLASS NO. 6 Ponies under saddle. For Ponies not exceeding 46 inches. To walk, trot, and canter. Manners, Kindness and suit~bility 75%, Conforma~tion 25%. Children riding in the lead rein classes Nos. 5 and 7, not eligible for this class. $50 $25 $15 $10 CLASS NO. 7 Ponies on lead rein, for children over 4 years of age arid not exceeding 8- years of age, ,to be judged on suitabil- ity as a beginners moun. Manners and Kindness 90%, Conformation 10%. Ponies should be able to stand readily without being controlled by leader.. $50 $25 $~5 $10 CLASS NO. 8 Ponies Under Saddle. For Ponies 50 inches and not exceeding 56 inches, to be ridden by boys or girls not over 16-years of age. Walk, Trot, and Can- ter. Manners and way of going 75%; Conformation 25% .................. $50 $25 $15 $10 CLASS NO. 9 Roadster Pony--~hown in harness, not exceeding 46 inches, to be driven by child 16-years and under ............ $50 $25 $15 $10 CLASS NO. 10 Pony Ch~tmpionship:--The Champion and Reserve Title shall be awarded to Ponies having acquired the highest number of points for ribbons won. Championship and Reserve Championship Ribbons. ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY, JULY 27, 1959. REGISTERED QUARTER HORSE CLASS NO.. 11 1st. 2nd. 3rd. 4th Mare a~d Foalto be judged together. Shown to halter .................... $50 $25 $15 $10 CLASS NO. 12 Yearling and Two Year Olds. Suit- wble to become stock horses. Extended Pedigree to accompans, entry $50 $25 $15 $10 THOROUGHBREDS CLASS NO. 13 Thoroughbred Foal of 1959 .........$50 $25 $15 $10 CLASS NO. 14 Thoroughbred Broodmares. To be judged as potential producers of horses of excellent conformation. Foals may be at side but ,will not be considered. Certificates from owner or agent of Stall, on that mares which have never produced have bee~ properly bred during the season of 1959, must accompany entry .................... $50 CLASS NO. 15 Thoroughbred Yearling Filly .......$200 NOTE:--To be judged as i~dlviduals, on Balance, Quality, Conformation, Soundness, and Way of Going. CLASS NO. 16 Thoroughbred Yearling Colt of Gelding $200 (Same Rules as Class 15) $25 $15 $10 $75 $25 $10 $75 $25 $10 CLASS NO. 17 Thoroughber 2-Year Olds ..........$200 ('Same Rules as Class 15) $75 $25 $10 CLASS NO. 18 success Class:--For Yearting Colts, Fillies or Geldings. To be judged as ~he most likely to succeed on the Race Track. Pedigree will be made available ~o the Judges ............ $200 Extended Pedigree must accompany Entry. CLASS NO. 19 Thoroughbred Championship: -- The Champion and Reserve Title shall be awarded to thoroughbreds having acquired the h4ghest number of points for ribbons won. $75 $25 $10 and Trophy Championship and Reserve Champlonsh!p Ribbons. For All Information, Entry Blanks, r Details, Etc., Write to "C. M. B. BROWN, Secretary, Charles Town, W. Va., or Telephone 980-W, Charles Town, W. Va. t AMBROSE RAMBLER, Charles Town, W. Va. IIII L II u I i i I I I I