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July 28, 1966     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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July 28, 1966

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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY THE JEFFERSON PUBLISHING CO.~ INC. 210 North George Street - Charles Town, W. Va. Zip Code 25414 READ BY MORE TITAN 22,500 PEOPLE Secbnd Class Postage Paid At Charles Town Postoffice MAX BROWN, General Manager DON RENTCH, News Editor -- HENRY MORROW, Assoc. Editor / National Advertising Representative, American Newspaper Representatives. Inc., 404 Fifth Ave. New York Detroit - Chicago - Atlanta - aan Francisco - Los Angeles SUBSCRIPTION - $5.00 Per Yr., Plus 15ets. W. Va. Tax For Business, News or Advertising Departments DIAL 725-2046 or 725-2047 THURSDAY, JUhY 28, 1966 MRS. Wflm RETIRES It is with a tinge of sadness that we make note this week of the resignation of Mrs. G. E. Webb, who, for the past four decades, has been the Harpers Ferry and Bolivar correspond- ent for this aewspaper. For l easons of health, and reluctantly, Mrs. Webb was advised -that she can no longer continue with her weekly contribution of news and happenings in the Har- pers Ferry and Bolivar area. With equal reluctance we accept By Henry W. Morrow .i, AN OPEN LETTER T, he Honorable Hubert Humphrey V~ice President of the United States Washington, D. C. My dear Mr. Vice President: In due course of time ,accord- ing ˘o what I have heard and read, the question of whether or not the City of Washington ~shall or shall not be granted Home R~le will come before the Senace of the United States. Since you are the presiding officer of ~hat body, vested with influence bath with its members and with the ceded that democary and the right to vote are relevant, such considerations are subservient to a paramount right: the right of all the people of all the sta~s to have a voice in the manage- ment and direction of the affairs of their na, tional capital. What gives the people of the District of Columbia, many of whom are registered voters in their "back- home" districts, the right to de- mand exclusive jurisdiction and dominion over an area that has been set apart by and for all the people? And the only way the people of all the states can retain Presiden~ of the United States, I their jurisdiction and control is write to you in the hope, adm~it- by leaving the matter precisely tedly faint, tha~t somehow or other wh~t will be sa'id here will be passed on to those who must ultimately decide 1:his question. Let me make my positionclear at the very outset: I am unalter- ably opposed to Home Rule for the City of Washington. It-may come as somewhat of a surprise to you to learn tha~ I oppose it for the very same reason you, and a ~umber of other learned men, ull of whose oiyinions I highly respect, favor it. I oppose it as a matte~ of principle. How. you ask, can this be? What possible principle, you inquire, gives me, a West Virginian, the right to assert ,tha~ hundreds of thousands of people, living in the very ghadow of a dome that has be- her decision, come the symbol of freedom, It is almost universally conceded in journalistic circles Should be denied soverignty in that personal items are the heart and core of a countrv their own affairs, the right of newspaper. The Spirit of Jefferson - Farmers Advocate owes self~government? It is a fair quest no small measure of its long history in serving the people ion. I regret that so many who of Jefferson County to the fact that it has had a host of have attempted to answer it have relied on an alien and repugnant dedicated correspondents in the outer areas of the County principle, and have opposed who have faithfully, each week, sent us the news. In both Home Rule out of fear of who longevity and dedication, Mrs. Webb has served with distinct- ion. Names make news; local names make local news; and local news is what people expect of a country newspaper. Mrs. Webb is deserving of applause from this newspaper and from the commuhity she has served, and we are happy to offer it. We will miss her weekly contribution. We will her visits to our offices. But we bow to her wishes, and hope she will enjoy her retirement as much as we have en- joyed her long and patient efforts in our behalf. BONANZA bAYS The ever-orogressive Charles Town merchants are planning big things for July 28, 29, 30 and we commend their efforts to your attention. We hope, our readers Will be mindful of the advertisements in this newspaper; there will be various and assorted "bargains" for local shoppers. But more im- portant, it will be demonstrated in this community that the average shopper can satisfy all his wants and needs right in this community without resorting to the inconvenience of going to the larger metropolitan areas. It is hardly necessary for us to repeat again and again the various advantages that accrue from shopping at home. The tax structure that supports our schools and other segauents of local government is dependent upon the economic health of our community. The persons who support our churches, our parks, our civic clubs and organizations cannot as ably do so unless the local people support them in their business endeavors. Virtually every local purchase becomes, indirectly a contribution of a sort to the future of our community. Shoppers who can effect material and substantial savings by going out of town cannot be too harshly condemned. Bat the instances of this are largely illusory. Most items of mer- chandise sold here command no higher price than the price commanded elsewhere. And when one considers the expense attendant to going elsewhere plus detriment to the wel- fare of our local merchants.., and hence the community... one is forled to conclude that the advantage is with shopping at home. FIRE HAZARD ON THE LOOSE the Home Ruler will be. You and I both know what I mean• Let's put it on the line, Mr. Vice Pres- iderS: the prime opposition to Home Rule a˘ present flows from the well a~d mainspring of racial prejudice. Knowing you as I do, and knowing your record as I do, I fully realize how irritating this argument must be to you. Please be advised. Mr. Vice President, ~ha, t it irritates me too. But for another reason! I~t irritates me because it misses the point• It irritates me because by injecting the racial issue into the argu- ment, it obscures and concea~ls the real issue. It is to that real issue tha~ I w~sh to address my- self. The real issue here. Mr. Vice Presideni. is whether or not the Capital of the United States. which is the property of all of the people of the fifty states of the Umon, Shall be turned over to the rela~tively few inhabitants of that good city, at the expense of the many, many millions of people who do not reside there. Democracy and the right to vote are not germane, not relevant• to that question. Even if it be con- • • • • • • • • • ON ITI , • ON ITI D 00O O• GASOLINE HIGH OC For instant starts, long mileage, and smooth all around performance it's today's big gasoline value. Try a tankful, The Motor Oil That Fights Engine Knock! DISTRIBU )R Belt Avenue Ranson, W. Va. Phone 725-2215 where i˘ is, and where it was always intended to be. Twenty years ago, Mr. Vice President, you were one of the more vocal opponents of a then pending measure designed to give the off- shore tidelands oil deposits to a few favored states• You were right ten, and I was happy to add my small voice to those who supported you in that battle. What pray tell, is the difference between that case and this one? Each involves a surrender of national soverignty. Both involve a gift by the Congress of assets of all the peol~le to a chosen few. I implore you, therefore, to use your influence with the many with whom you have great influence to keep the Capital of you on your honors recently awar in the field of commun, ica~ions.. May I take this opportunity to1 thank you and your scarf for[ your kind announcements and for[ the papers mailed to both Mr.[ Bloom and me during our stay at[ the Winchester Hospital• [ I also want to congratulate] ded the Spirit of Jefferson. I'm su, re you are very happy and proud• My recent experience at the West Virginia State Federa,t- ion of Women's Clubs Convention at the Greenbrier, where the Sen- ior Woman's Club of Charles Town won the Press Book Award in the medimn club class makes me more aware of what these honors mean. Owing to the kind- ness of your staff this award was given our club. In every person's life a few happy days stand out vividly again and again. I suspect until only de~th closes the curtain. I have had mmay of those happy days in my club work and civic dt~ties in Jefferson County and I'm eager to get home and con- tinue my activities in a limited SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1966 1966 Real Estate and Personal Property Tax ARE l OW DUE All Taxes Paid From Now Until Sept 1, 1966 WILL RECEIVE A 21/ % DISCOUN! The Sheriff's Office in the Court House will Be OI on Wednesday afternoon's during August for the venience of Taxpayers. Memo To Shepherds•own Residents: the United States free from this threat to i,t. It is our capital, not yours to give. I call upon you to look ~threugh the deception ~hat is inherent in this measure and thereby avoid the folly of thinking that Washington is just another City. Sincerely yours, HWM manner. Winchester Memorial Hospital Room 1403 Winchester, Virginia Dear Max, Aren't you proud to start a new 123 year era in news paper work [in Jefferson County? I can't say happy birthday to you, but I can say something good lasts a long time, and you have hatl a very important part in keeping the Spirit of Jefferson in Jefferson County. Congratulations! Glory and praise are due you for you are certainly a dedicated person 200 W. WASHINGTON STREET 5-OZ. 100 COUNT REG. 59c 100' REG. 83e REG. 99c il I 10 POUNDS REG. 78c / IL L 25 INCHES For your interest and kindness I am. Most grateful, Mrs. O. S. Margaret l~loom My Deputy, Jack Foutz, will be sitting in his office Shepherds•own from 7 until 9 p. m. nightly, during month of August to Collect 1966 Taxes. PAY NOW AND SAVE July 28-Aug. 11-25 A D I E S FLATS ASSORTED STYLES UP TO 2.77 VALUE AMA CA SANFORIZED Machine Washable SIZES 10-16 AD SIZES - 10 to 18 W. W. WHITTINGTOI Sheriff of Jefferson Corn REG. 98c REG. 1.98 REG. 1.88 Arson consists of the malicious and intentional destruct- ion of property by fire. It is a crime and is punishable as such, depending upon the circumstances of the case. Prac: tically everyone knows that. But sometimes the same ena result occurs without arson being technically involved. We refer to those cases where diskstrous fires result from sheer negligence, carelesness. Fortunately, there are few people would deliberately stOp by the wayside and intentionally apply a match to the tinder dry countryside. There are laws to deal with such people. But the law is not quite as strong, as forceful, in dealing with the motorist or even the pedest- rian who unwittingly tosses a still burning cigarette from • ' " d hand in precmely the same area. He doesn t mten to set a fire. He doesn't even hope that one will result. But some- times it does result, mid all his good intentions and good hopes go for naught. The fire is there, and he might as well have deliberately set it. The dr. : ,-ness of this particulm" season is a well known fact to everyoae. We plead with motorists and pedestrians alike to take cognizance of this fact and use the utmost caution in discarding burning cigarettes. All fires, at their inception, are nothing but the smallest spark. But, Oh, how quickly that spark can ignite and grow into an uncontrollable mons- ter. It is a crime m most jurisdictions to discard trash along the highway. A burning cigarette is more than trash. It is a contagious missile tha can wipe out a whole countryside. In this season best way in the world to really help our volunteer firemen is to commit no act that may cause the alarm to go off for theml. REG. 4.88 0 12-0z. Bottle REG. 1.19 SIZES 32-38 REG. 98c BEACH ALL COTTON LARGE SIZE 60" by 35" 100 : COTTON SIZES 2- 6x REG. 59c I i: