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, LEGALS/LIFE I Wednesday, September 18, 2013 I pirit of JEFFERSON ana FARMER'S ADVOCATE I PAGE B9 KEN I]ECItLER g job lu State , Editor's note: Former West Hrginia Con- House assistant to Harry S. Truman start- God-forsaken state like Nebraska? We can ed Franklin D. Roosevelt's choice as the something I couldn't answer, I'd say: gressman and Secretary of State Ken ing in 1949. offer you a job teaching in the Columbia Democratic nominee for president in 1932. "Let's just dial the expert." Hechler, who marks his 99th birthday on In 1953,1began workingin Washington, Extension, which specializes in teaching Roosevelt then was New York's governor. My class quickly became the most pop- Friday, this week writes about how he D.C as associate director of the American students in evening classes while they hold In Chicago, where the party's conven- ular on the campus, generating realms of first became connected with West Hrginia. Political Science Association, where I was daytime jobs." .tion was held, Farley rented a suite of good publicity in the Associated Press and Readers can send questions to him directly responsible for supervising each annual That's what I started doing until a va- rooms at the same big hotel where the del- The New York Times. -. at kenhechler@gmail :om, class of the winners of the Congressional cancy opened on the Columbia faculty, egates were staying. I had been telling my students it - Intem Program. I had also started a very popular recruit- He asked the telephone company to in- their obligation and responsibility to be- SLANESVILLE- I was born in Nassau Only six students won these yearlong ing service, to which nationwide universi- stall a phone with an amplifier so he could come active on the political scene - to sup- . County, Long Island, about 35 miles from fellowships. I was responsible for teach- ties would rum and ask me to recommend assemble delegates from several states, port candidates they believed in and also to . New York City. ing them the fundamentals of how Con- good teachers, place a long-distance call to Albany and nan for office themselves. They, of course, After graduation from Swarthmore Col- gress works, followed by assigning them One day a request came to me from have FDR answer questions and smooth asked: "What's your excuse? Why don't : lege in1935; I enrolled in graduate school to work for three months in the offices of Marshall College in Huntington, W.Va relations. He was able to win over a big you practice what you preach?" at Columbia University. I held minor ap- members of the House of Representatives, and I unblushingly recommended myself, majority of the delegates that way - and When I first ran for Congress in 1958, I pointed positions in the federal civil ser- followed by three months in Senate offic- Although they informed me that I was they stuck with FDR when the roll-call was attacked as a"carpetbagger from Yan- vice and then was drafted into the Army es. "overqualified," I persuaded Marshall to voting started, kee New York." during World War II. I was trained to be a teacher and actually try me out, which they did in 1957. I be- I immediately concluded, "What a great My fellow Democrats spurned me as After graduation from Officer Candi- did not like being an adminislrator so I ap- came the most popular teacher on the gimmick for my classroom!" someone who hadn't paid his dues. But date School, I was assigned as a combat plied to a dozen universities for a.teaching campus, largely through a Depression-era At Marshall, I installed a long-distance thanks to heavy student support, I actual- historian in the European Theater of Op- fellowship, idea I borrowed from a national politician line and made advance arrangements to ly won the race. That was the start of 18- emtions. The University of Nebraska offered me named James A. Farley. get U.S. Senators, Supreme Court justices years of service in the House. After the war, I interviewed Hermaun a teaching fellowship and I excitedly in- Farley had written a book entitled "Be- and anybody prominent in the news to be After the election, one of my friends G6ring and other defendants before the formed my deparlment chairman, who hind the Ballots" in which the native New available to talk with my students. If one wrote me: "You hardly had time to unpack Nuremberg Trials. I served as a White snorted: "Why would you want to go to a Yorker explained how he'd mastermind- of my students asked me a question about your carpetbag!" C0m u ity Students sought: The Lions checks may be mailed to Meals be submitted by email to info@ through Nov. 30. Inn Cliffside Hotel in Harpers Club of West Virginia is seeking on Wheels of Jefferson Coun-, by mail Win a bike: ShepherdstownFerry. For details, call 304-279- students to travel abroad next ty, P.O. Box 565, Charles Town to P.O. Box 250, Charles Town Pedal & Paddle at 115 W. Ger- 7111, email WVMRSC@ya- ' otes summer. Learn more at wv.lions. 25414. 25414 or faxed to 304-728-8126. man St. is offering kids 12 and or find Jefferson High org/youth.html or by calling Public input: The Jefferson Copies of the proposal can be younger who take part in the School Class of '73 on Face- Yearbook pickup: Jefferson304-772-5273 or 304-874-3281. County Commission will hold a found at Freedom's Run free kids' fun book. High's 2013 yearbooks will be Volunteers needed: Meals public heating on the proposed For details, call 304-728-3257. run Oct.12 the chance to win a Thrift sale: The Op-Shop, 115 distributed through Friday dur- on Wheels of Jefferson Coun- stormwater management ordi- Benefit: Call the Animal bike. For details, call the store at N. Charles St Charles Town, ing all three lunch shifts and ty seeks volunteers to deliv- nance and text amendments to Welfare Society of Jefferson 304-876-3000. For more on the is holding a bag sale from 10 from 3 to 3:30 p.m. after school, er meals. For more informa- the subdivision and land devel- County at 304-725-0589 to race, go to, a.m. to 3 p.m. through Saturday. ID is required to pick up the tion, call 304-725-1601 or email opment regulations at 1:30 p.m. learn how to take part in the Reunion: Jefferson Shoppers can fill a plastic shop- books. For more information, Thursday at the Charles Town Dining for Dollars fundraiser High's Class of 1973 reunion ping bag with clothes for $8. For call 304-725-8491. Contributions also are needed; Library. Written comments may at Glory Days Grill in Ranson happens Oct. 19 at the Quality details, call 304-725-6605. Com muniW Calendar Tree walk: The Potomac Val- ley Audubon Society will hold a free tree identification walk at Shepherdstown's Morgan's Grove Park at 5 tonight. To pre- register or get more informa- tion, email kheldreth@hotmail. cam or call 304-229-6229. Birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will host a bird walk at 8 a.m. Thurs- day in the Bolivar Heights sec- 'tion of the Harpers Ferry Na- tional Historical Park. For de- tails, email debhale72@gmail. cam or call 304-535-2346. Benefit concert: A concert to benefit the Shepherdstown 'Battlefield Preservation Asso- ciation starts at 7:30 p.m. Fri- day at the Shepherdstown Train Station. Tri Funk will perform. A donation of $10 is requested. Chili cook-off: The Country Roads Car Club's chili cookoff begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Home Depot in Ranson. To take part, call 304-876-8693. Dinner: The Woman's Club of Harpers Ferry will hold a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Fri- day at Camp Hill United Meth- odist Church in Harpers Ferry. , For details, call 304-535-2241. Festival: The Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festi- val happens Friday through Sunday. For details, go to po- or contact sponsor Nature Niche at 304- 258-0992 or email naturen- Rummage sale: The Briggs Animal Adoption Center at 3731 Berryville Pike, Charles Town, will hold a" yard sale PRIVATE WEALTH PLANNING & MANAGEMENT /. 30,~.876.2619 540.450. i 500 SHEPH ERDSTOXYJN WINCHESTER Acupuncture Tuesday Only ,i,h Herb Clark, 10am- 1 pm 5-7pro Valk-lns Welcome CONGRATULATIONS! JUDY & NED NOW SCHEDULING Emerald Ash Borer Bag Worms o Tent Catepillers 304-876-3260 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday through Sunday. All proceeds to benefit the BAAC and Spay Today. For details, call 304- 724-6558 or visit Workshop: Free Alzheim- er's care training workshops at Home Instead Senior Care, 803 W. King St Martinsburg, begin at 11 a.m. Friday. To reserve a spot, call 304- 263 -4472. Dinner: The Shenandoah Temple No. 131 of the Pythi- an Sisters will hold a spaghetti fundraiser at 105 E. Sixth Ave. in Ranson from 3 to 7 p.m. Sat- urday. The meal costs $8 for adults, $4 per child ages 6 to 12. HEALTH AND WELLNESS, PLLC Over I0 Years Experience Jason Winseck, D.C. Convenient Location Flexible Hours 304.724.9401 oasishealth-wellness .om 120 Commerce Circle, Kearneysville, WV 25430 Don't let your computer . problems get you down! Over 20 Years services: Experience We make old computers faster We install new computer systems We will come We move data from your old to your home computer to your new computer or officer 304-283-4738 Come Visit Our Market -- Opened Daily -- Rt. 9 Kearneysville ORCHARDS, INC. 304-725-9149 IHG: r, loW IIARVEST Carryout will be available. For West Virginia-Jefferson Coun- at Jefferson Orchards at 9:30 details, call 304-728-6734. ty hosts a free workshop on the a.m. Saturday to discuss the Reunion: The 44th annual Festival: Chestnut Hill Unit- U.S. Constitution to celebrate care of apple trees. New mem- William Van Metre reunion will ed Methodist Church outside Constitution Day at 9 a.m. Sat- bers are welcome. For details, be held at St. James Luther- of Harpers Ferry will hold a urday at the American Legion or call 240-405- an Church in Uvilla at 1 p.m. fall festival/yard sale/bake sale in Charles Town. Attendees7013. Sunday. Attendees are asked to from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. must RSVP by emailing consti- Battlefield tour: To cam- bring a picnic lunch to share. Yard sale tables cost $5 each. or calling memorate the 151st anniver- Send your news: Send sub- Call 304-261-6487 for more in- 304-582-6874. sary of the Battle of Shepherd- missions to news@spiritofj- formation. Garden meeting: The Gar- stown, the Shepherdstown Bat- by 2 p.m. Man- Lecture: We The People of deners Exchange Group meets tlefield Preservation Associa- day. Items may be faxed to tion will tour the battle site at 304-728-6856 or mailed to the 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are newsroom, 114 N. Charles St available at battleofshepherd- Charles Town 25414. WEAIJT|t * ~ :'; ~ MANA(~EMEN COMPLETE HOME SERVICES 540-313-1302 CARPENTRY MASONRY ELECTRICAL PLUMBING MUCH MORE! AF'FORDABL~ RATES LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED "call the handymant" [ VVW3N.BVI LLJEHANDYMAN .CaM VALLEY TREE EXPERTS PAUL L. SIMMONS, LTE ISA Board Certified Arborist COMPLETE TREE SERVICE EVALUATION: HEALTH/RISK ASSESSMENT VISTA & FINE PRUNING, REMOVALS CRANE AND BUCKET SERVICE 46 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED LICENSED TREE EXPERT #001048 DISEASE & INSECT CONTROL g Auction e Agricultural Equipment Industrial Equipment Tools Trucks Cars, Lawn Mowers Four Wheelers, etc, etc, etc. OCT, 19, 2013 @ 9:00 AM Sole Location: 340 South (Bypass} @ Cloverdale Rd Stolipher Farm, Charles Town, WV W&S Auction Company Audioneer: Wesley K. Wore wv License#1006 Audion Manager/Audioneer: Steve Stelipher WV License #2104A Please call for details: 304-283-0614 or :om [877) 692-2093 Due To The Forthcoming Marriage of Judy Fleming O Ned Pitzer, They Will Soft Their Combined Personal Property at Public Auction at The Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 2007 Old Leetewn Pike, Chades Town, WV25414. (Exit/-81 onto Rt. 9 Exit 12 East and follow to Leetown Exit, Tum Right, Proceed to Old Leetown Pike, Turn Left to Fairground) September 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM (Inside-Chairs Provided-Plenty of Parking) Couches, Loveseats, Wing Back 8 Other Chairs, Drop Leaf Coffee 8 End Tables, Entertainment Center, Bookcases, Couch Tables, Marble Top Table, 01d Marble Top Cabinet, Wall Table, Fern Stand, 01d High Chair, Dining Room Table W/6 Chairs, China Cabinet, Drop Leaf-Gate Leg Dining Room Table, 5 Matching Chairs. Kitchen Table W/4 Chairs, Small Cabinet, Bed, Nightstend, Dresser 8 Gentleman's Chest, Bed, Nightstand, Vanity-Stool, 8 Chest, Quilt Rack, Winter Piano, Guitar, Very Old Drop Leaf Secretary, 1 Very Old Desk W/Open Top 8 Other Desks, Office Chairs, Cedar Cabinet, Sewing Machine W/Cabinet, Old Radios 8 Cameras, 1950 BF Goodrich Baseball Guide 8 Bat, Wrought Iron Pcs Brass Bucket 8 Other Pcs TV's, Comforter Sets, Quilts. Throws 8 Other Linens, Flatware, Knife Sets, Pots 8 Pans, Utensils, Elec. Appliances, Brass Items, Silver 8 Silver Plate Items, 30+ Longaberger Baskets, Lamps. Clocks, Beautiful Pictures, Many Cross Stitched Pictures, Mirrors, Costume Jewelry + Fire E Political Badges, Boy Scout Items, Military Uniforms 8 Hats, 1969 City Champs Jacket, Spicker's Sport Center Shirt. Old Furrier's Bench, Old RR Lantern, Old Cabinet, Old Pepsi Wooden Boxes, 9+ Pcs. Patio Furniture, Ice 8 Roller Skates, Wicker Chair, Washer 8 Dryer. Vacuums, Cages, Treadmill, Air Gun, BB Gun, Starter Gun, Beautiful Seasonal Items and Many, Many More Items Too Numerous To Mention. BOOKS: New E Very Old, Year Books, 23 WV Reviews 1926-1939, Art Appreciation 1926, Autograph (t Photo Book 1938 8 More. ~-" 48+ Pc. Set Of Wedgwood Bone China "Waverly", 42+ Pc. Set of Pfaltzgraff, 44+ Pc. of Lenox China "Southern Vista", Waterford, Stemware, Gorham, German, Depression, Carnival, Ruby, Hand painted, Fostoria, Lecreuset, Hummel Figurines, Tiffany, England, Tea Set, Coming, Pyrex. Miniature Houses, Crocks, Milk Bottles, Sand Majolica, Snow Globes, Beer Mugs, Blue Jars, Shaving Mugs W/Brushes, Sponge Ware, Crockery Bowls, Milk Glass 8 More. IIILDIIi|I'$ & ll'Oy~-" 20 New Hess Vehicles, Child's Table 8 Chairs, Child's Card Table W/Chairs, Old Child's Fold Up Sled, School Bench, Wheel Barrow, Doll Bunk Bed, Doll High Back Bed W/Dresser, Gone W/The Winds 8 Other Dolls, Barbie 8 Cases, Doll Dishes, Doll Cradle, Doll Wagon, Fisher Price Items, Race Car Sets, Mickey Mouse Clock 8 Watch, Boyd Bears. Beanie Babies, Doll House 8 Fumiture 8 More. TOOLS-" John Deem 13 HP-38" Cut Hydrostat Riding Mower, John Deere 21" Self Propelled Mower, Machinist Tools (Micrometer Calipers (Brown 8 Sharpe, Miller Falls Co. Used by a Machinist at BSO Shops) and Misc. Hand 8 Yard Tools. TERMS 8 CONDITIONS: Cash or Check w/Picture ID. All announcements on Auction day take precedence over printed material. All Items Sold As Is. AE~[D~IrgF.B3~i~: Much of the Furniture is Pennsylvania House and This Is A Very Clean Auction. FOR PICTURES: Darwin K. Plumlee, CES WV#59, Certified Estate Specialist, Not Responsib/e for Accidents. Wesley Weiglo, CES WV#1733 Food Wil/Be Served. Darwin K.Ph~rMee, Auctioneer. CES#59 ~4~754-8874 1~11~399.9296 I