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August 13, 1959

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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON ][N CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. BY THE JEFFERSON PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS DELIVERED IN THE STATE ARE SUBJECT TO 2~ CONSUMERm 6ALE9 TAX. SUBSCRIPTION $3.$0 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE, 8PIR/T ESTABLISHED IB44 -- ADVOCATE ESTABLISHED 1885 COMBINED MARCH 1, 194S MAX BROWN, EDITOR OFFICE NORTH GEORGE gTREET -- TELEPHONE 222 SERVING JEFFERSON COUNTY FOR 114 YEARS AND READ BY MORE PHAN 20,000 PEOPLE EVERY WEEK. ENTERED AS BECOND CLASE MATTER AT THE POSTOFFICE IN CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH S. 1879, WEEKLY NEWSPAPER REPRESENTATIVES, INC NEW' YORK CHICAGO ATLANTA DETROIT LOS ANGELES NATIONAL MEMBER OF THE EDITOIIAL Thursday, August 13, 1959 NO PLACE LIKE HOHE Well, this is the vacation season; and there's scarcely a day that goes by that we aren't bidding someone good- by bound for the beach or Canada or some other faraway point. And as we watch the goings and comings we are constrained to make ran observation that not many other people in the land carl make: Jefferson Countians don't really have to go anywhere on vacation; there's plenty right here. If it's fishing or boating you want we offer you the beautiful Potomac and the equally beautiful Shenandoah. If it's majestic scenery you want we've got scenes here that prompted a man named Thomas Jefferson to observe that the view alone was worth a trip across the Atlantic. If it's history you are interested in we're up to our neck in it. If it's recreatiorr you want we offer you a daily treatment of the Sport of Kings. If it's ideal climate yotl want we'll match ours with the climate you find anywhere as far as being favorable is concerned. All in all, we'll raatch Jefferson County with any spot in the world. Maybe that's why the vacationers who leave these parts each year always seem so happy to get back. For never were the words of the poet more true when it comes to speaking of Jefferson County: there's no place like home ! j,, , , ,, ,,,, , , ,, ,,,, , , ,,i, , ,,,,,,, LOCAL AND PERSONAL ACTIVITIES IN . . . By Mrs. G. E. Webb " Telephone' 2492 "l i i i i | Firemen's Carnival World War Veteran having served The annual Carnival for benefit overseas, is about 36 years .of age of Friendship Fire Comouny will married and has a daughter and ,begin on Monday evening, August son Patricia and 1VI~ehael aged a- 17 on t~he .grounds adjohning the bout 10 and 8 respectively. Fire Haill. The Parade will be on ~P-4 Melvin Snider, son of Mrs. Wednesday evening, forming on Dell Smder a,nd ,the l~te l~aymond the grounds of ,the local High School about 6:00 and starting to move abou,t 6:30 o'clock. 'I~his par ade is e~pected ,to be a good one as many units are expected to par ~icip~te from far and near. The `bed room suite ,whic~h w~ll be than ted off on Saturday ,night which wil~l be ~he la~t nig:h!t of ~t~e Car- Snider arrived 'home recen,tly after spending 18 months dn Munich, Germany. He reported at Fort Dix and was d~smissed from there. Mel vin was employed~,r at ,Vhe Valley Board Company `at Hall town be- lore entering, t~ the U S Service. Mr. and ~Mrs. Donald Sheman and daughter Karen and Mr. Dale niva,1 is on d,i.splay in the window Cook of Ariineton, Va. spent an at the Melvin T. Strider Store in evening recently at Vhe G. E. Charles Town. The winner will Wel~b home. have Vhe privilege of selecting Mr. and ,Mrs. C. B. Koonce re- other furni~ture of equal value if ,turned to t~heir ~home fn Washing- ~hey prefer. The president of ~he ton. D. C. on Saturday after spend l~viendship Fire Company ~has in- lng two weeks at t;he home of ~Mrs. $ormed us t'ha~t there has .been J. L. Eackles. They were joined qUjrte a I~iJ~ of criticism of ~t.he Fire ,by their son Philip of Baltimore, Company, recently because of ,the Md. who returned home with Fire Tr,~cks `being taken out more ~Vhem. often ~then usual. Festival, Aug. 14 Two-way radios ,have been in- Don'.t forget *that "Harvest stalled ancl eri~ have been made iMn Fest~var' (Su~pper and Baz- in order ~o find due ff they were , to beheld wt .Camp Hill working" O. K. and also Vhe trips ~aeLnonist u-nurc'n on u'ricay, even-r out, occasionally surely assist in iing, August.14: supper being se k~eDin~ uu the bat, reties. It is ~hoD vea a~ o ,O'CLOCK on..LG Js sponsor- ed:~-t~at %he public will understand ed by the M. Y: F. but all mem- 'snd we will all try ,to sun~)ort and oers and interested trienos o~ ~ne encourage :these ~volunteq~;r mem- Chur oh Who are willing 'to he]ePr h,~ nr n,r Wire Com,~)anv who Will De appreem~eo, une supp give ~heir time so freely ,and will- w[ll be a ham :supper w[thall,t~e [nglv without any bhoug~ht of pay trimmings. "l'ne pr.~ce wln de .M. u - - ' -of an kind We 'pie and cake extra There will be or compensation : Y " /" ' -i 1 on ale ~.r~ y~rv Dleoud of our Fire Corn- many awractive ar~ ces s . pany. The usual a*ttraotions will ../Mr: .a,nd Mrs. .Henry Ma;son of beat the Firemens Carnival next ~. re[ersourg: ~m. ~n~ ~ar. ann ~,. r,,,~, ~r..,.o,, ,hro,,~~ S~tur *Mrs dames ~.)lYiln ana son oz day 17~th to 22rid I~0CKVllle, ~v~fl. were weeKenfl vis]- * " ~i s is s follows ,tors at t~he :home of Mrs J L The hst of e,n,t ,e: a ~..., Brownies Bolivar and Harpers l~iacKleS..~ , . ~'err-" Ster~t, ts Faunuir County" ~aiss ~aroara williamson o~ ~i~e~t~erds~wn 'Hig~h 7School Bancl Charlottesville Va. Labratory Te TIarners Ferry High .School Band" chmcmn m ~he College of Medi- Am ican Lei ion Co or Guard cine is spending a .three weeks va- ~,tu Te-m" ~ W IaSst 35~2 S/far- cation with her parents, Rev. and ,~h~,~ rT--it" MaYor and ,Council Mrs I~wrence W~lllamse,n 'Ha- of"R~livar: 'Mayor and Council of .pers Ferry. ,She will fly to Califor- .............. h her ~r~r~ l~errv'-Sl~arusbur~ Riflesnia ~o spen~ a snor~ ume wl:~ Club Winchester; Wagnor Chev- g , role{ Sales Co Charles Town" class of '58 who attended a Col- ~. L. Jones Block Plant-Bolivarlegc ~n Californda last year and and Harpers Ferry; Eastern Pan-'has secured a summer job there ~andle Club, Martlnsburg; Frankand will enter College this fal:l. Anderson, Park Service; Indepen- ,Mr. and Mrs. Char/es Giover of der~t Fire Co., Charles Town; In- wood Fire Co.; New Market (Va.) Fire Co.; Valley Board Fire Truck ~Ialltown; H.amil.t~ (Ca.) Fire Co.; Vienna (Va.) Fire Co.; Jeff- erson Village Fire Co., Falls C~ur- Oh, Va.; M~. Airy (~Md.) Fire Co.; ~runswick (Md.) ,Fire Co.; Brad- dock Heights (Md.) Fire Co.; Wal kersville {Md.) Fire Co.; Occoqu- am, Woodbridge and Lovton, Va. ~Fire Co.; Round Hill (Va.} Fire Co.; She,pherdstown Fire Co.; Leesburg (Va.) Fire Co.; Citizens Fire Co., Charles Town; Bethesda (iMd.) Fire Co.; Chevy Chase, `Md. ~ire Co. and Rescue Squad. Donald WiIliamson, son of Rev. ~nd iMrs. Lawrence Williamson ~vho was reee,n,tly released from the U. S. Service ,has ',been employ ed at H,ill T~p Hotel for ~he Sum ner months and veHl ,teach in t~he junior ~hitvh school in Charles Town during t.he coming school ~erm. The wrlter has ,lea,rued 4hat her nephew, Norman Clover of Rock- viile, Md. son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clover of Gaiehersburg, ~VId. wa,~ ,the winner on ~he "Bowl %he Champ" prog,~m TV, WMAL Wa-ahln~bo,.~, D. C. ow ~turday ev ening, Aug. 1st. ,Norman was a- ~vanied $75.00 in cash and fur- valued ~t He l~ a Gaathersburg, tMd. spent Monday at the home of Mr. and `Mrs. G. E. Webb. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davenport and family are spe,nding ,their va- cation in C~pe Hattteras, N. C. ~nd in N. J. Mr. George ~Mene.fee of near Ferry .is cri,tically H1 in Newton D. Baker VA Hospital near Martinsburg. He is a Veteran of :the Spanish American War and is ,the faVher of Mayor B. Menefee of Bolivar. Sunday visitors at :t:he .home of ~Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Webb were Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Conklln and ~three children of Towson, Md.; Mr. and :Mrs. Larry Mills ,and lit- tle son of Arlington, Va. and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. :Mills of Brunswick, ,Md. tMrs. R. L. Edwards and daugh- %or Mrs. Kendle Harrise::~ of Loud Gun County, Va. v~sited at the .home of ~Vh-. B. F. Eackles las,t Thursday ,and ~ccompanied by Mrs. Eackles ~hey visited at ~.he G. E." Webrb :home. Mrs. `Mark Horn ,ha~s returned home after spending tcn days m :l=taleig~h, N. C. at :the home of her son John W. (Bill) Horn and faro ily. A .new arrival Ro~s Michael William was bor~ to :the Horn ~[am oa 30 weigl~ng nearly 7 I I1[ I I II I II I I m - ardly orth ention By Hem7 W. Morrow The following letter was receiv- ed last week by Henry W. Morrow, columnist for this paper. Writ- ten by Robert T. Estabrook, edi- tor of the editorial page of The Washington Post and Times Her- aid, the letter is a rebuttal of crit icism voiced in this paper some weeks ago of the Post's coverage of national news In fairness to the Post, the letter is published herewith : The Washington Pos~ And Times Herald August 3, 1959 Dear ~Mr. Morrow: A clipping of your ~May 7 artic- le about "The Wayward Press" in Farmer's Advocate (sic) has re- cently come to my attention. I have been interested in your crit- lffue of the handling of the news by The Washington, Post on three specific issues and I should like ,to say a word in our defense. Par enthetically, I must add .that in .my capacity as Editor of the ~Ed- i,torial Page I have n,othing what ever ~o do with the content or placement of news stories. You c~ntend tha,t ~he content of the so-called labor "Bill of Rights" was described only as '~an obscure poinZ" in a one-paragraph summation eigh,t days af,ter the debate had begun. I have gone 'back ~through our news clippings. and I m.ust acknowledge ~hat Chose stories did not give full de- cails of the "Bill of Rig~s" on every day. Nevertheless, there was a rather considerable description of ~t'he McClellan amendme,nt~ When they were introduced. When She Senate debate broke down in a parliamen%ary ,tangle the amen- dments were again described. The final story about the Senate pas- sage also continued two para- graphs describing the ame~nd- merits. Virtually every story on ehe REA bill controversy contained- in most cases in ~he lead para- graPh~the essence of the bill. It was of course an attempt to de- prive the Secretary of Agricul- ture of power over the lending powers of ,the Rural Electrificwtion Administration. I can ,find only (~ue ztory-a s,tatisticai tally of the votes-in which the purpose is not listed. t is qui~e true that the contro- versy about `Mrs. Luce took a new ~urn wih her remarks abou~ Sen- at~or `Morse. Nevertheless, at least four previous stories l~a~i mention ed specifically her comments a- ,bou~ President Roosevel and her campaign st~temen'ts later as 1~he reason for the objections ,to her. Several of the stories listed her comments in considerable detail. Whet'her you missed seei,ng the stories, or whether you g~ an early edition which did no~ con- ,rain all of ~he later m~vterial, I of course have no way of knowing. I do think, however, thwt on the basis of t~e demon stra~ble record, your comment ~bou, t us is a ,bit unfair. We make lots of mistal~es, ,bu I can .assure you ,lihat there has been no effort by anyone to color Vhe tre~tme,n.t of the nears. Indeed, on several of ~,he stories in question, we used wire service copy whidh did not orirgin~te in our office. Very truly yours, l~be~t H. Est~brook ~pounds. This was ,the ~l~rd cbAld in the family. Mr. Sylvester Housden of Ches- ter, Pa. visited his~,i brother-in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lou dan on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. l~be~t B. Menefee and ,three children were called home from near l~leigh, N. C. where ~they were visiting Mrs. `Me,n efee's mother on account of the serious illness of tMr. Menefees .father. They had spent about a .week in N. C ,Mrs. H. R. Lloyd of Arling%on, Va. spent Sunday ~t the home of Mr. and :Mrs. Lewis Reek. Mr. and Mrs. Hector Austin and daughter Betty accompanied :by two friends were recc~n~t visitors~ at the home of `Mr. and ~irs. Fred l:~wland. The W. S. C. S. of the Bolivar Methodist Church held ~heir reg- ular business and socia,1 meeting on :Monday evening wt the home of Mr. and :Mrs. George Fritts on the ,MaP~nsburg pike about ~wo miles :beyond Charles Town. The organization was well represented mud delicious refreshmen%s were served af.ter the transaotion of bu,siness. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rowland re- port that ~heir son Staff Sg,t. Los lie Earl Rowland Who is in Bar- agora, Spain S~asioned in che Mountains at a Radar Site writes ,them bh~t he is well and getting along O. K. His wife,hopes to join him in the ,not too far d~s%,ant Iut ure. His .address is S~aff S~t. Les- lie E. Rowland, A. F. 13506853, 874%h A. C. and W. Squadron A. Midshipman Durham Completes Cruise MIDSHIPMAN DURHAM A~lan,tAc Fleet (~HTN~)-One o.f 26 N~val Reserve Officer Training Corps studer(cs Who completed a MidShipman summer trai,.mng cru ise wboard the A~lan~tic Fleet es- cor~ destroyer USS ,Basilone, Aug- ust 3, was Midshipman P~iehard S. Duffna~, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Durhwm o,f Route 1, Charles Town. He is a studen a~ the Un~ver- si%y of Vi,rgilMa. While aboard ,the Basilone, he received praotical "alt sea" exper- ience in seaznanship, naviga~io,n, eng4neeving and gunnery to help prepare 'him for a commission in the N~,val service upon graduation from college. IAfe of Subordination" taken from I Peter 3:1-12, was reviewed by .~he moderator for edlais ,month, noon wit)h Mr. and Mrs. Stephen `Mrs. Donald Whi,ttinSto,n. Mrs. Da}~arn Jr. and family in Charles Bernard Obt closed the meeting Town. ~vi~th prayer. During the s.o~ial iMrs. Alton Muse and son Tired- hour, the hostess served delicious .t~y, Mrs. David Penwell and d`au- refreOh~nen~ts. h, ter Judy and Mrs. Wi,nerd Bow- l ~Vlr. and Mrs. Marvin Kimes of ers ~hopped in Mar~insburg on -_ ]Charles Town, Mr. and Mrs. The