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TWO SECTIONS 16 PAGES OF News --- Photos Sports- Ads READ THE Classified Ads FIND MANY THINGS You Want And Need 1844 The Newspaper Charles Town, Ranson And West Virginia Grew Up With 1968 { NO. 33 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), W. VA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1968 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper PRICE- 10 CENTS Attendim Bhe P In the first round of two preli- hearing testimony from about a minary hearings held in connect- ion with the arrest of former dozen witnesses in the McDon- ough ease by Justice Appell. And after hearing the evidence, Appell decided against holding Mrs. Me- Admiral M. C. Mumma Donough over for grand jury action on the grounds that he did not feel the State had presented Died Wednesday In enough convincing evidence to warrant such action She was re- ~ T" --, Arizona presented at the hearing by Char- les Town Attorney Roger Perry. With her release from the charges, Charles Town Attorney Hen~. Morrow, counsel for Mrs. LeftWich, then immediately asked ::: for a preliminary hearing for his client, claiming that the evidence presented by the State in thei case of Mrs. McDonough did not show that there had been any escape from the jail by Mr. Left- wich and if there had been no escape then his client could not be charged with aiding and abett- County jailer John Brown and three others Thursday night July 18, in connection with the escape of a prisoner from the county jail, Mrs. Mary McDonough, dau- ghter of - former jailer John Brown, and one of the four charg ed, was freed Monday night of charges that she aided in any prisoner escape from the county jail. And Saturday morning the sec- end hearing, that of Mrs. Esther above are eighteen of the twenty-three area persons currently attending the West Virginia Leftwich, wife of William Left- short course in Mechanical and Electrical Blueprint-Reading and Freehand Sketching at wich, Jr the prisoner who has Senior High School. The classes are taught by Leland S. Winger of the Mining and In- been charged with escape from Service of the WVU Center for Appalachian Studies and Development. the jail, will be held at 11 o' lock are: Gary A. Burke, Patrick M. Burke, Donald W. Clendening, Norman C. Corhin, Luther before Justice of the Peace Rob- Jr Paul G. Edwards, Mary L. Evans, M. James A. Everhart, Donald E. Holmes, Robert ert Appell. Maconaughey, Cyrus W. Moler, Wallace P. Mills, Jr Gary G. Mose, William N. Rob- Mrs. Leftwich' has also been D. Runion, Floyd T. Specl~t, Glenn E. Specht, John E. Stipp, Paul D. Staubs, Louis Wenger, charged with aiding the prisoner, her husband, to escape from the and Grove A. Wilson. county jail. there were no seriousI three persons minor iniurms in two accidents which on Jefferson County and in Charles Town ring the period of Aug- Monday night. A total and one truck sus- about 7:45 p. m. Saturday evening on U. S. Route 340, East of Char- les Town, in which three West- bound cars were involved. Charles Town State Trooper John Napier said a car being driven by Harry Vaughn Younger 16, of Route 2, Knoxville, Md. ~?ruck the rear of a car being driven by Willard Otis Whitehair, Route 1. Woodbine, Md and then continued on and struck the side of a car being driven by Russell totaling about- the rash of mishaps, Town Municipal and reported. costly accident of all 9:45 p. m. Monday L Jeffyibs,16, ~. Ripley," W. Va:'~ Damage to the three ears w[si placed at $600. Trooper Napier said he charged Younger with -- Wanda E 1 a i n e failure to keep his car under con- Route 9, near Bar- a 19-year-old Martins- control of her car, off the highway, ripped 40.feet of fence at the farm, and came to .200 feet in a field. but Miss escaped set- She did receive and abrasions, but medical treat- trol. About 11:45 Saturday night a two-car collision occurred about six-tenths of a mile East of Char- .les Town on State Route 17 North, when a 1961 Rambler be- ing driven South on Route 17 by William M. Myers, 38, of Preston street, Ranson, was struck by a 1960 Ford going South on the highway by Byi~on Lane Law- rence. 54. of Hyattsvflle, Md. Damage to the two cars was r~laced at $95. Trooper Tony Divita said he charged Lawrence with drunken driving. The Law- rence car struck the Myers car in t~e rear. Two separate single car acci- dents were investigated about 1:45 Sunday morning on Second. ary Route 51, West of Charles Toown by Trooper John Napier, which resulted in property dam- age of about $625 to the two cars ::~r,qv~d Trooper Napier said a car be- ing driven West on Route 51 by James H. Green, 16. of 122 Weir- ~ch street. Charles Town, rounded a curve too fast, skidded off the highway and into a field. Damage to the car was placed at about $25. Hewas charged with failure to keep his car under control. A few seconds la~er a car being driven in the same direction by Paul Johnson, 17, of West Wash- ingtofl street. Charles Town, rounded the same curve and in trying to avoid hitting the car being driven by Green, he swerved his car, lost control of it and it turned over. Damage to this car was placed at $600. Trooper Napier said no charges were preferred against Johnson. The car was owned by Madaline McIvor of North street, Charles Town. Monday morning about 1 o'- clock a 1968 Chevrolet being driven by Craig Kastle, 19. of Morison street, Charles Town, went out of control at the inter- section of Jefferson Avenue and ~4orlson street and struck a large brick pillar in the yard of Lee Adams. Kastle was not injured, but damage to the car and brick pillar was placed at $1,000 on the car and about $300 on the stone pillar. Kastle told Trooper Tony Divita as he moved into the inter- section of 3efferson Avenue and Morison street, he thought he was kicking his car out of gear, but instead shoved the gear into reverse and it caused him to lose TURN TO-PAGE 3---A PUBLIC SALE Of antiques and modern fur- niture, Saturday, August 17 at 1:00 p. m. the estate of Mrs. Harriett Norman, 113 east main street, Berryville, Va, Aug. l$-l-t-fp, Mrs. J. Edward Savifle Makes WVU Sponsored Study Tour Of Europe Mrs. 3. EdWard Saville, 310 S. Mil'dred St returned to Charles Town this week after completing a nine week study tour in Europe sponsored by West Virginia Uni- versity. Ireland, England, France, Holl- and, Belgium, Switzerland, Ger- many, Spain, and Portugal were among the countries on the itiner ary. Those completing the tou~ and examination receive six hours co~ lege credits. The study tour was under the direction of Dr. Armand Singer, Chairman of the Humanities Pro gram at W. V. U. Mrs. Saville is a teacher in Frederick County, Md. John Brown and Leftwich were the other two arrested on the night of JUly 18. Brown posted the $5,000 bond set and w~ived to action of the Jefferson County grand jury the next morning after his arrest, as a preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace Appell. But Mrs. McDon- ough and Mrs. Leftwich posted bond and asked that preliminary hearings be held later. About four and one-half hours were consumed Monday night in ing a crime that did not occur. The four people involved in the criminal proceedings were taken into custody July 18 by Jef- ferson County Sheriff W. W. Whittington, Charles Town State Police and Robert Carr, constable for the Charles Town district, on a warrant obtained by Charles Town State Troper Gary Arthur. The warrant charged Leftwich with escape from the County jail and John Brown, Mrs. McDon- ough and Mrs. Leftwich ]assisting in the escape. The pharmacy program for the aged which the West Virginia Legislature initiated in 1968 will be continued during the 19f~8-~ have been receiving aid through this program in the past will be issued new identificatiot~ cards through the mail-when their old ones expires, it was announced this week, byD0nald Ott, dirdctor of the food stampprogram in Jefferson County. The .West Virginia Department of Welfare started this program in 1967 upon receipt of funds appropriated by the legislature and it's purpose was to make available funds to Ihe aged'for certain prescription drugs for in- dividuals of 65 years of age and over ~vho are not receiving public assistance, but whose income and resources are insufficient to meet the costs of their chronic medi- cation needs. Any persons who have been ADMIRAL M. C. MUMMA Word was received i~ere Wed- with nesday of the death of Rear Admiral Morton C. Mumma, Jr (retired) formerly of Berryville, Va in a hospital in Tuscon, Arizona, Wednesday morning. Rear Admiral Mumma was well known 'here in Charles Town The visit of the Red Cross Blood.mobile unit which was to have taken place here in Charles Town today (Thursday) failed to materialize and local Red Cross officials said this morning they had not learned why. They did say they had learned, however, that the unit would be in Charles Town at the Moose Home next Thursday, August 22 from 10:15 a. m. until 4 p. m. It was thought that there had possibly been a mix-up in the schedule of the unit and that was the reason it did not show up in Charles Town today. Red Cross officials expressed reget for any inconvenience this mix-up might have caused anyone either working with the unit's visit here, or those who had made plans to visit the Moose Home and make a contribution. They also said they hoped those who had planned to contribute blood today would be able to do so next Thursday. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY m At Morg The annual auction sale spon- sored by the Men's Club of Shep- herdstown will be held at Mor- gans Grove Park on Saturday, AUgust 24 at 10:30 a. m. Articles being solicited and .which will be offered for sale in- clude the following: antiques, farm equipment, live stock, home appliance, furniture, dishes, sport ing goods, curedmeats, potatoes, vegetables, radios, record players and ets. participating in this program who might have lost their identificat- ion cards skould contact the Jeff- erson County Food stamp office at telephone 725-9532, To qualify for the Pharmacy Program, certain standards must be met. A person must he 65 years of age or over, be able to presenta medicare card, be a res ident of the. state of West Vir- ginia and living in the state, Streets, water, a tag day, post- office construction, weeds and a new telephone franchise were among the major matters dis- cussed in a lengthy session of the Harpers Ferry Council held on Monday night. " Harpers Ferry's Mayor Temple .Wheeler, read a letter, to.Council he had received from U. S. Sen- ator Robert Byrd in which Sen- ator. Byrd stated federal help is not feasible at this time for the maintenance- of some .of Harpers Ferry's streets. The chairman, W. E. VanMetre and his co~hairman, A. M. Pittin- ger state that they will gladly see that any article donated will be picked up and that all the pro- ceeds from the sale will be used for the benefit Of the War Mem. orial Building and Morgans Grove P~krk. Any cash donations will be gladly received. A lunch stand, featuring ham, will be on the grounds where food and 6oft drinks wilt be.avail able, having served as managing editor of the Spirit of Jefferson Advo- cate for a time right after World War II. At that time he was re- siding in Berryville, Va. but for their income not exceeding $1,500 many years now he had been re- per yea~ for an individual or siding in Tuscon. He~ was:~ the $3,000 a year for a man husband of the former .Miss Vir- have giaJ~ Elder of Ber~vi!le, . a A graduate' Of the U. S. Naval $600. for Academy, he served during World War II as a PT boat commander in World War II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Morton C Mumma, III, a daughter, Mrs. R. Meade Dorsey died several weeks ago. Although funeral arrangements have not been completed, it is known he will be buried in Arling an individual, or $1,200 for a man and wife who are livingtogether. A person must also be in need of prescription drugs for the treat- ment of one or more of these chronic conditions: Diabetes, Epil epay, Arthritis, Cardiouascular and Respiratory Diseases, Gastro entestinal Disorders, Genito Uri- nary Disorders, Parkinsonism, supplies or personal care items are not covered. However the per EquJ~ml~t Taken From sons physican and pharmacist will be able to advise him on these limRattons after the appli- Charles Town Jr. Hi0h cation is approved. Applications are accepted daily at the local Food Stamp Office and a person should apply in the county of residence. The applicatioz~ process is brief and~ also requires a form to be com- pleted by the applicants physician Office hours are observed from 8:30 a, m. to 5:00 p. m. Monday thru Friday and upon request applications can be taken in the home. Then there was a formal com- plaint rfrom John Haler of Bolivar to the West Virginia Public Ser- vice Commission regarding water he said had been running in front of his home for the past two years. A copy,of the Hafer letter to the PSC was read to Council. The town water superintendent told Council' tbe water was com- ing from an underground spring and not. from.any of the town's water lines. He said the water running .in fr0n.t ~f Hafer's prop- erty does not contain any chlor- ine so it could not be coming from the water mains. In his letter Hafer had also objected to excessive water rates to which Charles Town Junior High pri- ncipal Roscoe Payne is going to have to buy a lot of new office equipm, ent which lke had not plan ned on buying before school opens this month as the result of a costly raid which a thief or thieves made on the school's office and some storage rooms in the office about 2:30 Tuesday morning. According to Charles Town municipal police who are investi- gating a breaking and entering which occurred at the school, en- trance was gained to the build- ing via a rear window, with .the culprits standin~ on a metal rail ing jusY under a rear window, from which they were able to force the lock on the window and pry it open. Once in the build- ing the thieves apparently knew exactly where they wanted to go and what they were after because they did not disturb a thing in the room, but instead walked up the hallway to the office of Prin- cipal Payne, broke out a woden panel in the bottom of the door, unlocked the door and entered. Once inside they gathered up two calculator machines, one adding machine, one electric typewriter, one photo-copier, one portable public address system; one trans parency copying machine. They evidently also meant to take along the clock-radio which had been in Principal Payne's office, since they unplugged it from the wall and carried it into the hall- way, but in the rush apparently forgot to take it alpng. The clock had stopped at 2:30, thus fixing the time of the robbery. Principal Payne said as far as could be ascertained, nothing had bedn taken in any other part of the building other than the office. The total loss was placed at about $2~500 with only part of it being covered by insurance. Charles Town Police said they have several clues upon which to worlC ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Mayor Wheeler reported that he was being charged the minimum rate which is $3 as compared to $4.17 for residents of Shepherds- town. The Council also became in- volved in a lengthy discussion on a recent "tag day" held by the Friendship.Volanteer Fire Com- party. At the July meeting of the Council the body had refused to live the Firemen permission to old the "tag day," .stating that it was not fair to out-of-state cars that were b~tng stopped and asked for donations. Although Town State Trooper the investigating of- damage to the car was with another $300 to the farm fence. He of the accident completed. accident occurred Peer Winner Music PATSY PEER Town has a triple in the field of cou- in Miss Patsy Peer, 17-year-old Char- Senior, who on August 3 won Female Vocalist National Champion- Music cofftest held Lake, Warrenton, to the cash prizes with the national was also present- trophy the Little and in this picture the ones she won a~d 1967. She did not the contest in 1966. the daughter of Bill Town, a diSc Charles Town radio and Mrs. Mark W, Va. much di~umion was held on the TURN TO PAGE 8--A ~b BY DON RENTCII This evening (Thursday) at 8 p. m. there will be a very im- portant meeting taking place in the "White Church" in the com- munity of Middleway. And what is done at this meeting may well greatly affect the lives of many children for years to come. The fancy. From the beginning of the 19th Century until the turn of the 20th centmv this building, which for decades had been referred to as the "White Church," had serv- ed as a meeting place for Lulh- erans, German Reforms, and Presbyterians in the community. meeting will be for the formal Thus the structure already had he more than a century and a half orgamzatlon of a rat r recently t f r'e ; "" " "~ o va ~ ty imea msto~ ~ut u founded ,Jefferson County Associ- I " ": ation For Retarded Children, Inc inan iauen on nara umes, ann : . was no longer oemg useo as a whmh is compmsed of a small : ' .but benevolent-minded group de- nouse oI vvorsm.p, or ~or any d~ealed ~n ?he fn-n~in~, an,~ ~,o. ]purpose. tt had been purcnasea ~ by the Congregation of Grace cessful development of a speclal~.~ . " ~plscopal unurcn in ~viiooieway educatmnal center for retarded l . u Irom [ne Lumeran vlre, lnla Sy- cntiaren to oe Known a~ t,v "School of Hope." nod, but Grace Church had not The meeting will not attract a large crowd of people since the group that has long been direct- ing this project has been small from the beginning. But those who do attend and participate in the deliberations, have high hopes yet decided as to what use the building would be put to. LEASED BUILDING So when the Reverend Buttorff inquired as to the availability of the building for use as a retarded childrens educational school, the and great plans, for making not Grace congreg~ation agreed to only a unique contribution to the lease the building to the Associat Middleway community, and all of Ion for Retarded Children for Jefferson County, but most of the sum of $1 per year. This act all to open up a whole new world made it possible for the associat- for some children who up to now ion than to begin setting machin- have not for the most part. re- cry In motion for ~etting the ceived the attention and opportu- school into operation and it was nity they deserve to become full most appropriately named the and usefull members of society. "School of Hope". It was in February of 1967 that By late February" 1968 the a small group of compassionate, building had been made ready and civic-minded people, realiz- ing the need for special educat- ion for a number of less fortun- ate children and adults in this county, decided to try and do something to help those who have been labeled "mentally retarded". INITIATED MOVE ~The Rtv. Lynn Buttorff, then 2astor for the Methodist Middle- ~v'ay.~ummit POint Charge," +~and Misses Marjorie Saphir and In- grid Bachman, vista workers in the county, initiated a move to l explore interest in a program for the mentally retarded. By Febru- ary they felt they had enough interested people to form an organization. On February 22, 1967, the Jefferson County Associ ation for Retarded Children was organized, with the Reverend But torff being named president pro- tem of the group,; Mrs. Raleigh Moler, of Charles Town was named as president, ~ post which she is still holding at present; Mrs. Philip Singhas as vice.pres- ident: Mrs. Mary Jane Wade, as treasurer: and Mrs. Marie White, secretary. The only change in the make-up of the officers at present is that Mrs. Singhas is now serv. ing as treasurer and Donald Mick- ey who played a key role in guid- ing and directing the course of the association almost from it's founding, as vice-president. The group then began to look around for a building that would be suitable for use as a center for this special type of education. And the large four-square dis- banded brick church building lo- cated just across the street from the Masonic Cemetery in the heart ~of Middleway. caught their for use, and under the direction of the Reverend Buttorff and Miss Saphir as the first and only teacher, a class of eight persons were enrolled. They ranged in age from seven to 22 years, The school operated from Feb- ruary until May whcn,~ Miss Sap- hir resigned her teaching~'~ post to go back to her native state of New York and carry, ou with much the same type of work there. Left without a teacher, and With the Reverend Buttorff hay-. mg moved from the community, the future of the "School of Hope" became uncertain Those who had help to foster and develop the project were not ready to abandon it. Instead they decided to seek a broader base of support for it, and also to reno- vate the interior of the building, making it more suitable and con- venient for not only carrying on TURN TO PAGE 8--A ~ 0'~ 1~ ( )'~I~B. 0"llli~ O~l~'O,l ll~ O,gil Partly cloudy, mild and less humid today with high 77 to 83. Increasing cloudiness with lowest in the 60's. Friday, considerable cloudiness with chance of scat- tered showers. The higlfest near 80. Outlook for Saturday; Warm and nmre humid with scattered showers. Winds: North to North- east, 8 to 12 MPH today, becom. ing light and variable tonight. ,South to Southeast 5 to 10 MPH Friday. Following a tour of the East- Mr. Quilliam and Mr. Heidrich ern Panhandle Soil Conservation are looking over the Jefferson District Mr. Robert E. Quilliam, State Conservationist, Soil Censer ration Service spent some time confering, with Mr. George Hold- rich, Chairman of the Board, Eastern Panhandle Soil Conservat ion District on the various Ways the soil conservation service could be of greatest assistance to districts in their work with Cou- nty and City governments and .other groups interested in and working to conserve our natural resources. County soil Survey received from the Soil Conservation Service and presented to the Jefferson Cou- nty Planning Commission by the District. As pointed out by Mr. Heidrich this is one of the most valuable tools available to any person or group in need of soil inforn~ation More information may bb ob- tained on the report and the serv ices offered locally by the SCS by contacting George Cole, Soil conservationist, Ranson.