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TWO SECTIONS LATEST IN LOCAL, AREA SPORTS -- COUNTY NEWS ADVERTISEMENTS SIXTEEN PAGES LOCAL NEWS -- PICTUI S WEDDINGS -- SOCIETY CLASSIFIED ADS 1844 .... The Newspaper Charles Town And Ranson Grew Up With .... 1966 102 NO. 35 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047 CHARLES TOWN, Jefferson County, W. VA. THURSI)AY, SEI 'IEMBER 1, 1966 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper PRICE 10 CENTS 1966-6 'ool term got rl...l,,. in Jefferson County on I.,l|dile~ Werking Joins basis this morning and for the most part re-opening operations ran despite that fact that enrollment reached a once again this year. Superintendent T. A. said the to4al enrollment noon today was 4,482, an in- of 87 students over last figure on the same date. hadf of the increase came high school level, 44, and 43 in the elementary grades, said. total enrollment in all tl~e grades in the county's system as of Thursday was at 2,683, as against 1,799 county's high schools .and high grades. The figures that Charles Town and High Schools increased enrollments Harpers Ferry High showed The Charles Town Junior School also showed a slight going from the 543 of Year to 518 this year. Town Senior High to date shows an enroll- of 718 as against 630 of last an increase of 88 students, is one more than the total increase of 87. Shep- High went from 317 year to 335 this year, an of 18. The Harpers Ferry for this year is listed as against 265 last year, of 37. of the county's element- Staff Consumers Credit Department Peoples Bank . CHARLES LEROY WERKING Oharles Ler0y Werking of Hag erstown, Md., has joined the staff of the Peoples Bank of Charles Town and he wi'll be connected with the Const[mer's Credit De- partment of the bank, it was an- nounced this week by Gerald L. Shumaker. cashier of the bank. Mr. Werking came to the bank with 11 years of experience in the Consumer's Credit field. He is married and the fa4her of two showed increased en- children. He plans to make his according to 'the o11-] in released by Su~dr-| Lowery. Some of the were, however, very in ntm bers. increase came at Blue Millvflle, Rippon, Shepherdstown Point. The decrease at Harpers Ferry, Kable- Leetown, Middleway, Shen- Junction and Wright County's Schools op- this week with a total of 31 teachers in the system, of 30 hold degrees, with the teacher having all teacher training only one course to the degree work. This is to be completed by that during ,the first Semester classes at Shepherd 31 teachers who had to this year, nine of went out of state seven resume household three retired; four went counties in West Vir- two nmved outside the to reside; two went into and two eth- an a leave of absence, stated. Insurance Estate Agency To Mason Bldg. E. L. McDonald, Jr., Insur- Real Estate agency, le- the past year at the of Washington and Sam- has moved into new modern offices in the Building, in the 100 ~f East Washington street agency was locat first floor of the old before the build- damaged by fire and now the agency In it's former location. MONDAY, SEPT. 5 f llowing places of bus- Will NOT BE OPEN on September, 5th, Labor and others are' make their plans ahead and take care of their SUPPLY, INC. STATES C. T. COOP HOLIDAY SEPT, 5 banks listed below BE OPEN for business September 5th, Labor holiday. CHARLES TOWN BANK & TRUST CO. PEOPLES BANII Jefferson County Pi es In 6remn's Parade Three Jefferson County organ- izations figured in the prizes given in the big feature parade staged in connection with the 65th annual convention of the Cumber. land Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association held in Martinsburg last Thursday, through Saturday. The Citizen's Fire Company of Charles Town won a $100 cash prize for having the best ap- pearing pumper truck of 750 gallons or more in the line of march. The Charles Town High band won $100 as second prize in the high school band competition and the Shepherdstown Fire Company placed fourth in the ladder rais- ing competition. Property Men's Injury In Two Club Community ---- Auction Saturday Two minor highway accidents were investigated Sunday and Awarded Silver Pilot The Shepherdstown Men's Club Monday by Charles Town Sta,te will hold their arrnuai community Police in which there was heavy Wings At Moody AFB auction Saturday, Sept. 3, begin- property damage, but no per- ning at 10:30 a. m. on the Shep- sonal injuries, herdstown Fruit Growers lot, le- The first accident occurred a- coted on the corrfer of Washing- bout 3:15 Sunday morning on ton and Princess streets. The of- State Route 9 about 6,4 miles fair is being held as a Oenefi,t for North of Charles Town, near thethe War Memorial Bui~ing and While there have been nu,mer- Berkeley County line, when a Morgan's Grove, both projects of ()us his~toric events in the long 1966 Dodge being driven on the the Men's Olub. and colorful 74-year history of highway by Charles B. Ropp, 20, Automobiles, farm equipment, the Powhatan Brass & Iron Works of West Stephen street, Martins- live stock, home appliances, re- of Ranson, the breaking of ground burg, went out ~f cont~'ol and upholstered material, furniture, Thursday, August 25, for a $1.5- off the highway, dishes, sporting goods, cured million addltion to the company's Charles Town State Trooper meats, potatoes, vegetables, anti- foundry, was not only another Tommy Ward said damage to the ques, feed, chickens, radios, re- historic occasion, but it marked car was ubout $2,100. He .said he cord players, pianos, $400 Stauffer another milestone on the road charged Ropp with reckless driv- Reducing Couch, Rose Carver of progress for not only Powhatan ing. Rocker, Ironstone China, TV's, but also the comnmnity and the Monday about 1:45 p. m. the Bicycles and many other articles county. driver of a 15-ton truck and his too numerous to mention. The new installa,tion which will passenger, had a narrow escape Food Stand - Country Home give Powhatan Brass a completely from serious injury when the Sandwiches, Soft Drinks, Pie, etc. automated foundry, will mean vehicle over-turned on the Kearn- greater production capacity of eysville-Leetown Road ona curve 135 Entries So Far fire-prevention and fire-fighting about one-tenth of a mile West equipment. The new building to of Kearneysvflle. be constructed in the rear of the Charles Town State Trooper in Jaycee Turtle Derby present foundry, is expected to Tommy Ward said the driver of be completed" and ready for oper. the truck, Ernest E. Kackley, of LT. JOSEPH HENDERSON, JR. ation within a period of about East Liberty street, Martinsburg, Valdosta, Go. - Second Lieuten- TO Be He d Labor 90 days. It will, however, prob- told him that another truck ap- ant Joseph M. Henderson Jr., son ably be early next year before preached at the crest of a hill of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Hend: Monday, September 5, the big production will be started in this on his side of the highway. And erson Sr., Prospect Hall, Charles day for the running of the ninth plant. OeaVOid hitting the other truck, Town, W. Va. has been awarded annual Jefferson Jaycee Turtle S.L. Minghini & Son, Martins- said he swerved his truck to- U .S. Air Force silver pilot wings Derby at the Jefferson Memorial burg contractor, has been given ward the side of the road, it hit upon graduation at Moody AFB, Park. Interest in the event is the job of constructing thp build- I some gravel, went off the road Go. growing as already more thaning and work was to have been knocked down 13 State Ro ad Lieutenant Henderson, a grad-] 135 entries have bee listed, ac- started this week. guard rails and about 50 feet of uate of Holston High School, lCording to Paul R. Manuzk, and In the ceremony held at the fence on the Herbert E. Ever- Knoxville, Tenn., received his B. Blake Harrison, co-chairmen of site of the new addition prior m t m hart farm. Damage to the 1966 S. degree in national security the project, to the actual turning of the first Ford truck was listed at ,$4,500. affairs from the U. S. Air Force The turtles have been training shovel of earth by Charles F. The truck is owned by Eldridge Academy, where he was commiss- at the Kable Stables and trainer Reininger. President and General Ground About To Be Broken .. C, F. Reininger~ (left) president Spurgeon of West Union. toned in 1965. Kablet states that they are tuning Manager of Powhatan. Harry E. and general manager of the Powhatan Brass and Iron Works. of Ran. Investigation of the accident His wife, Margaret, is the dau- up nicely. However, the Jaycee~i Figgie, Jr.. chairman of the board son. and Harry E. Figgie, Jr,, chairman of board of directors and has not been completed, Trooper gh~er of Leslie J. Farrer of 2828 report that he hasn't been able of directors of the Automatic chief executive officer of the Automatic Sprinkler Corporation (right) Ward said. Airport Road, Colorado Springs, to give any inside tips or possible Sprinkler Corporation, now the get set to officialy break ground for the new $1.5 - million addition winners. But they say they don't parent company of Powhatan. to the Powhatan Brass foundry. blame him a bit because when said when this new addition is _ --. that starting gate goes up and 20 eo pleted Powhatan will be able ated a so near R turtles start wandering in 20 dill- to furr h anything concerning [ c. _ 1. anson, just a I employment, purchasing power, who can predi l fire- reven ion and fire-fi htin sh t distance from the Powhatan I both on the part Of the company e tilt decide to head l ct meat: : ....... t piant.. dger, which fdr t e' i Sh line. .... FIRST EXPANSIOI [a par of Automatic prinkler s|ey to t st fJ6" ....... "" . [fast expanding industrial empire, |eral governments, etc., Fig Entries will be open right up expansion at [last year, IHi: soon he brea g stated. ' until the t me of running. '77" ;."" .... "".? "? "/ground for it's new additionFiggie also told the group of & undertakenmaUc uprmgmr t;orporation naSat any of it's dozen Mr. related bow"the friends, dig ita,es and special Mr, ambrm Automatic Sprinkler Corporation guests of the company Who at- or so, subsidiary plants. And Pew- was founded in Youngstown, tended the grOlmd-breaking cer- hatan was selected for the first Ohio by the Figgie family and emonies and the luncheon that In contrast to last Fall when For the past two years Secre- New 0wn Western expansion program, Figgie said, how it has gradually grown and followed in the Rib Room at the because of it's outstanding record expanded, acquiring related in- Turf Diner that the Board of Di- orchardists of the Eastern Pan- tory of Labor Willard Wirtz has Berr ill in production and operations, dugtries until now it is one of rectors of Auomatic Sprinkler handle section of West Virginia been insisting that unemployed Auto ]n e, Va. under the very capable and ener. the indu rial giants of the nat- Corporation would hold a meeting had to worry and battle to get domestic workers in this country getic direction of Mr. Reininger, ion. And "We are even now con- TURN TO PAGE.8 apple pickers to harvest their should be moved into this sect- Paul L. Chamblin and his wife who has not only directed Pew- sidering more plants to add to an ion to harvest the apple crop des- Juanita have taken ownership hatan and it's operations to rec- already diversified field of in- SOnS Of Confederal crop, this year they have been pile the fact thatof then and management of the Berryville ord heights over the'past 25 years, dustrial productions,' Mr. Figgie e assured a skilled labor market have proven they don't even know Western Auto Supply Co. in but more recently has made it stated In recent years Automatic will be available to them. what an apple looks like, much Berryville, Va., from Robert Osth. the most profitable industrial " has ecquired such nationally-Vete~ Word was received here this less how to pick them. Local fruit Mr. Osth has joined the faculty plants of any owned by Auto,matte known industries as the American ~1~ Have Dinner week by U. S. Senator Jennings growers have been insisting ~hat of Mosby Academy in Fi'ont Roy- Sprinkler Corporation. I~aFrance Company of Elmirya, Randolph and Robert Byrd and it is more economical to employ aI but the Osth family will con- This expansion is a part of Aut. N. Y., makers of fine fire trucks; In Shepherdstown Congressman Harley O. Staggers foreign migrant workers who are tinue to live in Clarke County. omatic's contribution to the cam- the Kiersey Marmfacturing Cam- that the Department of Labor has skilled in apple harvesting. Mr. Chamblin. whose home is munity, the county and section, pony of Bluofield, Va., makers already approved the importation The 225 Britlsn West Indies in Middleway, formerly was with Mr. Figgie declared. Also in his of all types of mining equipment; Meeting at the War Memorial i Building in Shepherdstown for year'sf foreigna pplelahOrcrop.tO harvest this apple harvesters will come to the the Western Auto Store here. He remarks about Powhatan's growth the Ditto Process Piping Cam- their regular monthly dinner According to word from the Tri-County Labor Camp, located stated that he planned to rear- and future plans, Mr. Figgie re- pony, of Cleveland, Ohio, pro- sessiem, hirty-thr ee members and near Martinsburg about Sept. 19, range and restock the Berryville fem'ed to an expansion program ducers of pipe; the Fee and Mas- three guests of the Henry Kyd Labor Department a request from and they will serve a group of store and is preparing for a Grand soon to get started at the Badger on Manufacturing Company of Douglas Camp. Sorts of Confed- West. Virginia apple growers for about 30 or0hardists of Berkeley, Opening, October 1. f Fire Extinguisher Company, lo- Manasquan, N. J., also manufact- erate Veterans en:toyed a haunt- the admission of 225 foreign Jefferson and Morgan counties, urcrs of pipe fittings; the Safe- iful meal Tuesday night. . Served 'apple pickers has been approved. Carlton Hehle, manager of the way Steel Company, of Mil- by the la4ies of the Shel>herds- Tri-County Labor camp said last waukee, Wis., manufacturers of town Reformed Church, the Sons year the 30 orchardists who cam- steel scaffolding, Figgie told the were high in their praise for the prise 'the camp, employed about group, delicious dinner There was a 350 domestic and migrant apple With these new additions to brief business session and .the pickers. And this year there is Powhatan and Badger, both al- roll call by the secrctfiry before even a greater shortage of do- ready sizeable industries, they adjourrtm nt at 8 p. m. There mestic workers than last year. will add greatly to the county's no special program planned Hehle said he has already adver- tised for apple pickers, but so economy by reason of expanded for the evening. far has not received any answers. There is, and will be plenty of work for those who don't have work and want to workt but many All eligible wool growers were The vote will determine wheth- -ff those unemployed will not pick urged toda to cast their ballots er or not deductions will contin- apples because they can exist on in the referenedu on the wool ue to be made from payments welfare checks, Hehle said. and laxnb market-development to producers under the wool pro- program. R. A. Dailey, Agricultural Stabilization and gram. These deductions finance Conservation County Committee, a program of advertising, pro- said that he hopes for the most motion, and feinted activities to representative vote possible, enlarge or improve the market for Wool and lamb. The promot- Growers eligible to vote are ion program is carried out under all those who have owned sheep an agreement made between the Officers and directors of, the Mostly sunny, but hazy today or lambs 6 months of age or older Secretary Agriculture and the Jefferson County Fair Associat. and Friday. Highest 88 to 94. for at least 30 consecutive days American Sheep Producers Coun- ion have been working a,t finaliz- Fair,tonight,withlowesthaze58andto ground64, fog sinceThelaStvoteJanuarYwill bel" held at the cil (ASPC), a producer organizat- ing the plans for VIm big three-day Outlook for Saturday, fair and ASCS county office through sep- ion, as authorized by the National warm winds, variable. Less than tember 23. Voting may be in Wool Act. Fair to be held at Shenandoah Downs Race track Oct. 13-14 and 5 MPH, early this morning, to- person or by mail as soon as the A similar agreemen has been :fight and Friday morning, ballots are received, in effect since the 1955 market- 15 mg year, following approva l by And among the top entertain. growers voting in referendums, ment artists which the Fair of- For the agreement to be extended ficials have lined up through through 1969, as auiborized by Merge Nelson Artists Represent- law, the September referendum alive will be Bob Lumen star must show approval by at least of the Grand ale Opry and' mot. two thirds of the t tal number ies, (shown above), and Mary Lou of. producers Wing or by pro- O'Toole. blues and Dixieland Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, will be observed ducers having at least two-thirds singer; Blizz and Burke, a comedy a holiday by this newspaper and the offices and print- of the volume of production rep- team; also a quarter horse race ing plant will be dosed all day to the public. Correspond- resented by the total vote If a and band concerts. BOB LUMAN ents and Advertise are asked to have their items andnew agreement is not approved W. P Perks, se