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,, . , ~ i ii ir ~ id i YEARS AGO--1949 their daughter PaLricia Az~n ,toDIED:-*Mrs. Grace Grove died 1Harold "Zip" Lorenz pop- IMr. Ray Samuel Berry, son ofa.t her home in Baltimore, Md.; i,n high school coach who Mrs. Ray L. Berry and the lateElder Horace H. Lefferts, Old 9th year as Director ofMr. Berry of Warwood, W. Va.; School Baptis% minister and ,for ~at Charles Town High In St. Joseph's Catholic Church 16 years deputy treasurer for Lou, ::, in Martinsburg, ~Miss Patrieia Daw doun died in Loudoun Hos,pital: es Aler, dau~h,ter of ~Mrs. Frank Wil,ber Lee Bankenship retired o,ne of the lar- ever to re,port for foot at Charles Town answered the call of "Zip" Lorenz a.t the at~hletic field. Among turn-outs were several and 5 regulars from the n. / Clinic reached it's quota donors. St. Bartholomew's Leetown will celebrate Anniversary. of the consecration. Charlotte Ann laug,hter of Mr. and Mrs. Dutrow and (Mr. William L son of Mr. and Mrs. , Cain, Sr. were married Catholic Church, Colonel and ;Mrs. ~VfcQuade of Charles 'the ~n,arriage of Vernon Aler ,and the late ,Mr. Aler master mechanic died at Provlden of Ma~tinsburg to Mr. John WiN ce Hospital, Washington, D. C. liam Gore, son of Mr. and ~YIrs. John Wilson Gore of Charles 20 YEARS AGO --- 1939 Town; Miss Mary Joan Wattles, James Early, son of ,]Yh'. and daughter of Rear Admiral ThomasMrs. Robert D. Early of Charles Lippit~t Wat,tles and Annette Ash-Town resigned his post,SiGn ,as prin for( "d Wattles of Williamsburg,i~l Va. ]cipal of ~,he Miliville Graded became 'the bride of LL. (J. G.) School ,to accept work as a Boy Roy Filmore Ash, Jr., U. S. N. R. Scout Executive with headquar- son of Mr. Roy ,Filmore As,h and ters ~,t Greensburg, Pa. Mrs. Ash of Clarksburg, W. Vs.;Former Sheriff Reynolds ~Vfoler Mrs. Anne Lewis Alwin of Silverof Shepherdstown was appointed Spring, Md. and (Mr. Clifford Veals a jury commissioner of Jefferson (Mr. ,and JMrs. C'l,aude Hanes o B ak County to succeed Preston S. Mil erton, W. Va. annou.nce ihe mar- lard who resigned. His co-worker riage ,of their daughter Miss :Ha- on ~the commission was H. N. Brad zel W. Hones to (Mr. Robert LeeIcy, GanG, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rob- The Community Center was offi era Gang of Shepherds,town; (Miss cialiy dedicated a~ Shenandoah Christine Chrisman ,became t,heJunction. bride of ,Mr. Donald !Miller a,t the L.F. Staubs was operating u Baptist Parsonage in Hagerstown, gasoline propelled ferry boa,t a- Md. cross ,the Shenandoah River ,at Harpers Ferry. The :bridge had been taken away by 'a flood in March 1936. Roy Best was appointed Acting PostJmaster at Bakerton. & Pont, by Fyler THURMONT, MARYLAND, ROUTE 15, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1959 AT 12:00 NOON SHARP. will be Registered Horses, Three and Five Horses, Quarter Horses, Walking Horses, Race Horses, Hacks and Fancy Colts. Reg- Grade Pony Mares and Stallions. The sale held in an outdoor ring. In case of rain, on the 10% Sale Commission on Horses, Tack, Etc. $5.00 No Sale on Horses. Tack Sale O'Clock; Horse Sale 2:00 O'Clock. Contact JOE EYLER STABLES, EYLER, Agent, Thurmont, Maryland PHONE CRESTVIEW 1-6411 Regular Sales Every Other Wednesday-- SALE, September 9- 7:00 P. M. 30 YEARS AGO -- 1929 SI Thomas C. Frazier whose ,boy hood wa~ spent at ,the 'home of.his uncle Jonat'han Frazier near Sum mit Poin~t died mt ~his home in Tif- fin, Ohio. Jefferson County Court ,a~point ed Robert Shipley, ,former ~ro- hibitaon ol~icer as law enforce- ment officer for Shepherdstown. Joseph B. V~hite, a farmer and Ex-Confedera'te re;torah died a~t his 'home near Summit Point. Dr. Newton Madison Hendricks, native of the vicini,ty of Shep- herdstown, died at his home in Da,yton. Ohio. MARRIED : =(Mrs ~VIat'Ue H,arr~s of Summi~ Poln't and ~V[r. Samuel W. Hunter of Duffields were mar- ried in Winchester. Vs. by the Roy Rober,t B. Nelson; Miss :Ha ~tie Young Koonce; ,formerly of Har- pers Ferry, was married "at her home in Washington, D. C. ,to Mr. George Keys. Jordan and Wysong sold he re sidence property of the late Law- rence A. Osbourn on W. Wash- ington Street to C. 'Fred Wall. GENERAL CONTRACTOR P0R A FREE ESTIMATE ON ANY RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION OR REMODELING Call Martinsburg Collect AM 3.9411 Shallow Well Jet Pump Lubricated for life-- FOrget it Regular $134.13 Btreamlined -- truly Self priming -- once l~rnping chamber has been filled with water; ~rap never need be reprimed. 1/3 H.P ngavy-duty motor pumps 335 gals. per hour ~t.25 ft. For wells up to 25 ft. depth. Foot alve included. 8Ure to Visit Our Booth EveryDay and Night Jefferson County Fair on Thursday, Friday 40 YEARS AGO --- 1919 S. Wright Wysong 'bought- the C. Frank Gallaher home o~ S. Samuel Street at pt~blic sale for $3750. Henry J,ames 'bought the' Holmes dwelling at the correct of ~lrl~t,1~-~l n Charles Town for $2500, from James A Smith. Lightning destroyed a hay bar- racks'with 17 tons of hay in it, belonging ,to t;he estate of ,the late M. E. Trussel,], near Leetown. Misses Fann,ie and Jane Ll'ttle- con resigned as managers of the Jefferson Country Infirmary. Toll gates were being removed from the ~turnpikes in the ,coun- ties surrounding Jefferson, the com, panles operating them turning them over to the'state ~or main- tenance. 50 YEARS AGO -- 1909 DIED:In Shepherdstown. James R. Rickard: Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Line. 'Black,burn Smi,th. Chairman of the Democrat,ic executive commit- tee of Clarke County, Va. instit- uted 'an action for damages in the sum of $5000 against Charles R. Hughes editor of the Clarke Cour ier charging libel. 60 YEARS AGO -- 1899 H~ram Day died a h~s home in Halltown. The Misses Mosby, daughters of Col. Joh,.~ S. 'Mosby, distinguished Confedera,te Cavalry leader, were guests at Hotel Pow,hatan, ~harles Town. E. Brownold for some years in the jewelry business in Charles Town died in New York. Thos. E. 'Wood,ward, a farmer of the county, died at his Ihome near Su,mmit Point. Mrs. Emily H ,Moore a't this county .died ~a~t Glen Summit. Pa. Dr. E. L. Wager, near Charles Town and Miss Joanna Grove of Shenandoah Junction were mar- ried by Rev. IMr. Moncure a~t Lee- town. ?O YEARS AGO --- 1889 MARRIED:In the ,M. P. Church Camp Hill, by Vhe Rev. C. O. Isaac James L. Webb and *Miss Rebecca Montgomery; ~in Bet hesda Church this county, by ~he Rev. J. R. Van Horn, J. S. Renner of Richmond, Vs. and Miss Rosa Lee Knott of this county. DIED:-A,t the ~home of ,her son- in-l,aw, Col. Win. M. Clements, near S~mmit Poin't, ~Irs. Allie A~h ford; .in Chrarles Town, ,Mrs. Mar- l~aret Myers, widow of Nathuniel Myers a~ an ad'anced age; at Ray mond, iMAss Wm. T. Aisquith for- merly of Charles Town. Francis White Purchased Julia B. Shirley Property Us About Your Feed Problems. Town Cooperative 43 RANSON, W. VA. Francis N. W~i,te, local mer- chant, purchased the Julia B. Shir ley propenty a,t the i~tersevtion of Church and Washington Strees in Charles Town w~hen it was offer ed for public sale last Saturday, August 29. Th~ property was sold ,to 'White on :his bid of $30,000. White is presen,t'ly .Undecided as to he use .he will m,ake of the property, he said. In ,~he past 20 years alone, en ou{~h Asbe~s-Cemen,t siding has been produced to cover ~he walls ~f every ~home in a ci,ty ~e size of Ohic~go. Begin Exploration For Foundations Hall Rifle WorksAt Ferry Sidewalk superintendents of the fascinating diggins at Harpers Ferry National Monument have moved last week from the new ly exposed founds,SiGns of pre- Civil War Arsenal buildings on lower Shena,ndoah Street to weed grown Hall's Island at the entran- ce end of the street on the Shen- ,andoah River. An expert team dir eote by Edward McM. Larra bee, archelogical contractor in charge, ~rho du:rin~ t)he pas,t five weeks ,have provided a main attraction i:to thousands of Monument visi- tors by uncovering 0he large Ar- senal foundations, have b~gun ex plora, tion for original foundations of Vhe famou=~ Rifle Works. Long known to gun collectors, historians and Civil War students ,but obscured from general reme- mbrance by fire. war, flood and the eacroaehmen~ts of nature, the ~ible Works a:t Harpers Ferry was a separate entityi,t from the twenty Mu~sket Factory buildings along the Potomac, but was under supervision of Vhe Armory Super- itende~t. Hall's Rifle Works begfin oper- ation in 1819, when the War De- partments accepted for m~l~tary use, a breach loading rifle design- ed by Capt. John H. Hal,l of Port land, Maine. CaPtmi,~ Hall was brough~ to Ha~pers Ferry to be- come supervisory Armorer for its protection and two exis,ting Gov- ernment buildings on the Island were assigned for his use. From t'his small beginning Vhe l~fle Factory became noted a:~ the first completely mechanized producUon line iz~ the young country. Crude machines designed and built by John Hal~ were accredited in Con gressional reports with achieve- ment of the first dependable pro- duction of interchangeable parts. As cradle of the Ameri.can pro- ducUon line, the Rifle Works .%cry in itsselT is exciting, but was! further drama~zed by the shock of the John Brown Raid. Nine sub stantial brick buildings of the Rif- le Works along with the twenty ~Musket Factory structures and two Arsenal buildings, were seized by John Brown and his raiders. The Rifle Works wa,s the scene f~r death of Mrown's Secretary of War, John Henri Kagi, .~ot in the river by local citizens while trying to escape from his post. Burned to a shell in 1861, the Rifle Works relinquished it,s ma- c2xinery to Confederate forces act ling on Stonewall Jackson's order. The m~achinery was s*h~pped to Fayette, N. C. where it turned out guns for Confederate troops until the Fayette Arm0ry was burned during Shez'man's advance. Basing preliminary ,measure- men, is on historical findings of Park Historian Charles Snel,1 and his research team, the archeolo- gists Will cut through founds,SiGn ruins of later buildings, debris and silt of s~ccessive floods to re- cover some vestiges of the histor- ic Rifle Works. By Donald C. Carman State Tax Commissioner The ~tate's Consumer's Sales and Service Tax ,poured $30,978, 499.90 into the state ~reasury dur- ing the 1958 59 ~fiscal year which ended June 30. The ~total represents a per cap- i'ta cost of $15.60 for every West Virginian during the 12-morkh period. The 1958-59 collections were up $222,121.62 over t)he pre- ceding fisca~l year. ranks second among t:he S~a,te Tax rank second among the S%a~te Tax Departme,nt's revenue producers. It is topped only by the Business and Occupation Tax. The Tax, v~ich bears a base rate of two percent on e~ch $1 of $155 Million Consumer Loan Merger Proposed The Director of Equi.table Cred- it Corporwt~on of Albany, N. Y. and State Loan and Finance Cor- por~tion of Washi~ton, D.C. haveh,~ agreed upon the ,terms to con solidate and merge .these corpor- a,SiGns, subject to certain condit- ions and Vhe approval of '~hi~ share holders. The consolida'tion will join :the two companies together r~ther than baying one taken over : by the oVher. The resultant com- pany is to be known as tlhe Sta~te Loan and Finance Corporation and will have a ~ota,l of 402 bran- oh offices operating in 27 S~a~es and t~he P~x)vfinee of On~mr~o, Can- aria. It w~ll be the fi:h larges~ consumer loan company in ,the country, wi,th total assets i~ excess of $155 million. Through it's subsidiaries, t:he Sta~te Loan and Finance Corporat- ion opera,tes 302 offices in 22 dif- ferent states, inCludirtg 12 in West Virginia. The Charles Town Fin- ance ~s one ,of the 12 branch of- fices in West v~rwima. sales, was ~mposed in 1934 by the In general, these offices are op- West Virginia Legislature. er~ted under one of the following names: American Finance Corpor Al,though numerous efforts have a~on, NoVt~ American Finance :been made in succeeding Legis- Corporation, Peoples Finance Ser- latures to boost .the rate, it has vice, State Loan Com,pany, United not changed since .the original law l~in~ance Corporation or United was .passed. A 'few states, including Peansy- Finance & Th~i.ft Corpora,tion. 1.vama, impose a four per cent Consumers Sales Tax. A number of other states 'have set their races a,t .three per cent. Thirty five thousand 'West Vir- ginia businesses (vendors) file Consumers Sales Tax reports with the State Tax Department. Of that number, 8,000 remit their col lec~ons on a quarterly basls. The remainder fi,le monthly. The law specifies Vhat vendors may file their reports on a quar- terly basis if Consumers Sales Tax collections are $10 or le~s uer month. The quarters end the last days of M~rch, June, September and December. Businesses collecting more than $10 in taxes each mon~,h are re- quired to make their remi:ttances bo our department on a monthJy schedule. Some West Virglnians do not fully understand the scope .of the Consumers Sales and Service Tax aw. Along with imoosing ~ two per cent levy on ~wles of 'tangible property, it calls for the same rate of taxes to ~be collected on sales of 'labor' services. This includes such services as repainng of au,tomobiles, televis- ion sets, plumbing fix- tures, 'household appliances, etc. An opinion rendered by the State Attorney General held that municipalities are prohibited ~rom imposing cAty consumers sables tax es. All receipts from ehe s~a,te tax are used to support West Virgin- ia's free schools. The series of Purebred l~am Sales will be held I~hrouSh- out ~the Mountain,~ S~ate beginning w%h ,t~he sale u% ~2~e TrY-county ~air Grounds in Petersburg on Saturday, Sept. 5 a~ 1 p. m. A'll sales vill operate on Eastern Stan dard Time. The dates for other rreg~onal sales are as follows: ~tate 4-H Camp. J~ackson*s,1, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1 p~ m. / ~air Grounds, Gass~way, Wed- nesday, Sept. 9, 1 p. m. State Pair Grounds, Le~ls~urg, Thursday, Sept. 10 1 p. m. Marlinton, Friday, Sept. 11.7:30 p. m. purebred rams ~nd com- mercial yearl~n~ ewes.) ~ams of )hese breeds will be offerd ~t these sales: Hampsl~re, SuffOlk, Dorset, Cor~iedale, Sou~h- down. Ohevlot ,and Shropshire. These sMes ,are sponsored by ~he West Virginia Purebred Sheep Breeders' Asso~i,a,tion, in cooperat- ion wi~h ~he Agricul'tural Exten- sion Service of West Virginia Un- ~versi,ty and the ,~tate Deparvme.nt of A,gvicul, ture. RECORD HOPS AT OLD RANSON SCHOOL During ~he of Septem,ber ~he re~rd hops sponsored by the Carde~te Club .Will ,be held the second and fourth Frid,ays, Sept. 11 and 25th at ,the old Ranson Schoo,l on Hf, th Avenue. By Miss Lillian Myers Mrs. Je~ Imwson and daughters Louise and ~Mrs. Willie Duffy and ,two grandsons Bobby and Denny, Mrs. Grace HoffmasLer, (Mr. and 4Vlrs. Red Stemple :and son B411y of Charles Town were callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chap man on ~riday. ~Mrs. Lawson and Mrs, H0ffma~er are'sisters of Mr. Shirley Southard. Mrs. Howard ..(Buck) Dunn of ,Martinsburg spen,t Wednesday with. ~Mrs. Sherman Hopper. ,Mr. and Mrs. Edwin ~eynolds and daughters o(Smithburg, Md. spent Sunday ~wlth her brother-to- law and sister Mr: and ,Mrs. Char- les Brown. ,Mr. and (Mrs. Eddie Grant and children of Sarva. Pa. ,have been visiting her mother ,Mrs. Clarence Wright. Mrs. Adrian Hinkle of Hunts- vide. Ala is visiting her parches Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Renalds. I Illl I 1 # ll If it's planned yOU want ... we arc the people to ~e. It's a regular part of our serv- ke to provide you with all the help you need in choos- ing a well planned insurance program for your home, car, and business. Call us for friendly, efficient service. Represtnffng the Hartford Fire I nsurance Company Group I Birthday Dinner Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chapman gave a birthday dinner last week {n honor of her father (Mr. Shir- Icy Southard. Guests attending were Mrs. William Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dudley, Baltimore, 4W_r. and Mrs. Mervin Ryman and daughters Kay and Robs, Mrs. Grace Hoff.master, Nelson Soutl~- ard and (Mr. and Mrs. Chapman. Mr. William *Miller and daugh- ter Miss Ruth Miller went to Bal- timore Swturday to attend ,the funeral of his brother-in-l, aw (Mr. Russell Hanna who died very sud deniy. (Mrs. Pauline Herbert :Hopper. 'Martins~burg, Mrs. Frank Jewett, Steuben~ille, Ohio visited (Mrs. Sherman Hopper Thtursday. Mr. and ~Irs. Cyrus Sink of Fair fax, Va. visited her brother-in- law and sister (Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sagre last week. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Wilson and children of Cleveland, Ohio are l ~isiting her parents ,Mr. and (Mrs. Oscar Seal. ,Mr. and ~Irs. Charles Land- voter and granddaughter Claudia Lee of Middletown, Pa. spent the week end with :Mrs. Guy Cook. Mrs. Marvin Farmer and son-i tn-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. Dodson who~lhave been residing in Norfolk, Va. t~e past few years have moved back to their home here. ,Miss Mary Cat'herine Whitting- ton has accepted a Government position in Washington and as- sumed her new duties Monday, NO HUNTING, NO TRESPASS- ING SIGNS For Sale at the office of the Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate on North George Street, Chgrles Town. Buy your needs today. , PD21T OF JEFVER ON ADVOCA THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1959 3---11 May we inspect your car today. We now have the new 1959- 1960 West Virginia State Auto Inspec- tion Stickers. Let us check your car today, it may have an ex- pired sticker. DODGE SA E$ PLYMOUTH CHARI.ES TOWN, W. VA. FRESH FRESH E G G S E G G S DAILY I DAILY PHONE 17 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. I I I i i I I I I I EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA'S MOST PROGRESSIVE, $ YOUNGEST, "- _ ......~ YET - I 1949 FASTEST GROWING BANK I I I I i I ! ! We hope you'll have a most pleasant and successful school year. Do stop in and visit us whenever you feel that we can be helpful with your money matters. We will be proud to serve you, who serve Our Community so well in a vital role. ! MEMBER FDIC --- FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Phone 587 Ranson, W. Va.