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Charles Town, West Virginia
July 30, 1959     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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July 30, 1959

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WEATHER FORECAST. fair and hot with scat- afternoon and evening thun- today and Friday, high- 90. Iowcsl tonight 70. "Serving The Charles Town- Ranson and Jefferson Counly Community Since 1844" . + * ~ * a * * p~ 4 + + * $ #~%4~ TWO SECTIONS I Read By More Than 20,00fl People Every Week 95, NO. ']1 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W, VA. THURSI)AY, JULY 30, 1(.)59 COMPIJ:TE LOCAL NEWS COVEt~GE PRICE 10 CENTS Tracks Refuse to Pay Tax @ in Road be filed in the Circuit Court of Jeffer.~on County testing /WO of the action Of the Mayor and Cmmcil of C har~es taking Charles Town's two back-to-back race tracks into limits, of t~he town and also testing the validity ef authorities in imposing a license tax on the two tacks. for Charles Town is that the ordina.uce is not really Inc., owner a licensing ordinance, but is in o,f 'Shenandoah reality a revenue producing de- earlier this week vice. It is estimated that if this suits would be filed by tax is valid it would produce up- one of which proximately $50,000 a year in re- the validity of venue for the town. It is under- ed annexa:tion by the stood that the town of Wheeling in extending the imposes a similar tax on a race to include most of tax on a race track situatexi in Accident Monday Edward Lee Turner, 73, RFD 2,, Harpers Ferry, suffered a broken leg and Hinton F. A, twell, 5,5 o,f Chevy Chase Court, Leesburg, Va. suffered lacerations above the left eye and abrasions of the cheek in a car-truck collision Monday mor ning about 9:30 on State Route 9 at the water fountain on the mountain, 'South of Charles Town. Charles Town State Trooper R. real estate hold that city, but its validity has nee- R. Truex said both men were tak- the second of which er bee,n put to a judicial testen to Charles Town General Hos- enge the legality of a If the two tracks are successfulpitai for treatment of their injur- nance passed by the les in their attempt to es~tablish''the " ::. .... r- Troo er vn City Council impos invalidity of the procedure follow- _rue,n~ o ccur.ea . p 'Per day operating licen . ~. r Truex saia when TucKer ariving L ed by the town m the ' a the track. The same town boundarle~ it would nullify a 1956 Ford pick-up tru,ck, cut f said au,thorities of entirely the boundary enlargement cross me mgnway in ~ron ot ~- .own Pro erties Ine ~nd nl~oo th~ o~rnnwlfo hn~lndnr well's car which was headed South a o erators of the old on ~ate l~ou~e ~ lurner was P - " " ies back to wi~re they were before ' , . , . ' " Plan;ned to filetwo the election SuCh a result wouldgoing ,~O stop at the wa,~er mun-, ~s. also make prosecution of the suits ~al~hf:~la:#2nkd'fcaWa:er~fn~em2~e Ta~Wnnl~i~Cc~#d A~cm~il cdntes:;n,g,22:t,va~ind:teYf~h~eherrs ~2ai5gOre tToU~nor ~a~h:ha;~etd ~v~the ~fendants in bo,t,h o.f its supposed to have been brought i . . , __ P__= __ ' Lo center ot me highway wn of Charles ToWn,into the corporation by the elect- ' ' ' ~1 cornoration Mayor ion have not been brought in le- '~rson and each of the gully the town would have no au- ANBII~[ "~[l~e T~fl ht councilmen, namely thority to impose any tax on #~HHM~I ~*H~H~,@ Ig~n a'aan, Joseph A. War- t'hem H ~ t~.n R !: A. Whi.tacre, E. H. Taxin~ Ordinance Questioned norse ~n0w wm ~e ,ard Whitmore Howard . . " ) .... ' . _ On the other hand ff the corot ,~. i . # ~ ,~ .~?rge...Mmlen ann ~oys'hould determine that the proced-[~J~]~ ~SJ b ~ ~lm:aoly, vnesame ~l~"m'e followed by the town was in I ~" ~._ oe nameo ~,e all resneets nroner and legal it[ With the de adl,ine for entries ,-'narles Town Proper " "- ~" " ' ' nda in . ' - would .then be necessary to deter- having been reached Mo y, - mine t'he validity of the taxing or [ dications are that once again the s Seek Review dinance A finding that the ~or- annual Charles Town Horse Show ~ck, it was learned will dina,nce' was invalid would leave to be staged Thursday and Friday teuit Court of Jefferson the town holding the annexed ter August 6-7 at the Charles Tow,n grant a writ of certior- ritory without any special income Race Course, will be one of the LoW'the action of the from ~he tracks, al,~hou~h the Jtargest horse shows o( this kind ~oCouncil iR it:~ ann0x town c~ ,m'e~gt~ly 2~j~;t~ a [to be held i,n the area. eollt~.tl0n~ ~l~s been" ndw' and ~'~i~ 0~.:mc~";~fiid | C. M. B': l~r~..seeretary of the ~Y the tracks that t,here J the present., ordinance be held bad. |Charles Town Hd~se Show Assoc- : any - determination [ A third rm~i4~ilitv ~t, hnt in ).h~ ]lotion. said this week the ,show is the tracks were "urban J suit to test the validity of the ldtv}~[ed.lnto,fur dlv~smns. There )r" and that therefore ' n of the town ' " WlllDe ten elasses in ,me ~eony olv , l extenslo ,., boundane~., n ' lass the r ister- to take the tracks in Ji,t could possibly be held that the I ~slo , ~woc es~l:n., e~ ~ ea ~ration was and is void Quarter norse a~wslon ano six ' , ]race tracks should not have been J ............ determmatmn was masses in me rnorougn~rea olws " " ]taken into the town, while at the]. : errc,neous oat.he facts. ]same time the incorporation as ]~o~ ........ ~c . . "1,he pony snowing wn.l ~a~e k has also mdmated lto ~he other areas was proper .............. 1- , ~ . . I ............ i place Tnurso,ay, Aug. o wl~n Sac e separate suits trial-I tne SUl~S wul prooa~ly be lbeing offered for firgt prize' $25 : ~alidity of an ordin-Iheard at the next term ot court [for ~e'cond nrize' .~15 for 'third .ly passed by the town I~hich convenes hereu.n September I a,nd $10 for fourt,h. ~ses^a municipal licen,-IMeanwnile, pot h trae, l