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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAy AFTERNOON IN CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. BY THE JEFFERSON PUBLISHING COMPANY. INC. ALL, 8UBItRIPTIONE DELIVERED IN THE STATE ARE SUBJECT 3"o 20/0 CONEUMERE IAI.I[E TAX. 8UBECRIPTION 83.50 PER YEAR fN ADVANCE. IIPIRIT ElrrABLISHED 1844 -- ADVOCATE E8TABLIBHED 1888 COMBINED MARCH I, 1948 MAX BROWN, EO;TQR OFFICE NORTH GEORGE irl"RgET ---- TELEPHONE 22a BERVING JEFFERSON COUNTY FOR 114 YEARB AND READ BY MORE I"HAN 20.000 PEOPLE EVERY WEEK. ENTERED AS SECOND CLJ~EE MAT'rER AT THE POETOFIrlcE IN CHARL`IrJ TOWN, W, VA.. UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1878. NEW YORK WEEKLY NEWSPAPER REPREIENTATIVF.JB, INC. CHICAGO ATLANTA DETROIT LOS ANGELES 9 MEMBER OF THE .ira Thursday, September 24, ]959 WHY TRADE GOES ELSEWHERE As the ancient ballard tells, for want of a nail a king- dom was lost. A modern paraphrase could be that for want of the right kind of advertising great amounts of business are lost. The Windsor, Missouri, Review, points out that "The I chief competitors of the small city retailer are not other " local merchants. His most serious competition comes from nearby metropolitan centers." Prices on standard brands of merchandise, the Review goes on, are virtually the same everywhere. Low overhead sometimes gives the small-town retailer a competitive advantage over the big-city merchant. - So the Review asks and answers a question: "Why, then, do so many shoppers travel fifty or a hundred miles to buy the same itemS they could obtain at home for the same price? Many retailers who ask this question should look to themselves to find the blame. Inadequate advertising' is likely to be the answer.' The merchant who just olden his doors and waits for the customer to enter, without attracing them through adver- tising, is going to do a minimum of business. The mer- chant who sees to it that people know what he has to offer is going to do the maximum. And the local newspapel is the outstanding advertising medium for the retailer. SENATE INVESTIGATION All West Virginians should look with favor on the action taken last week in Washington by the Senate in creating an investigatng committee to look into the causes and cures of unemployment. To many in this area this will look like the appointment of "just another committee" in view of the fact that locally unemployment is not a major problem at this time, due in no small part to the currently booming apple business. But to take such a view is to display short- sightedness. In the non-agricultural and non-horticultural areas of our state unemployment with its attendant ills is rampant. We fool ourselves locally if we take the view that this condition is of no concern to us. West Virginia is a state, not fifty-five separatg' nd"independent counties. And, if for no other reason than from a tax stand- point, what goes on in the depressed counties is bound to affect the welfare of the prosperous counties. Unfor- tunately, much of the thinking in the Eastern Panhandle is to the effect that the sickness of the coal industry is a problem "on the other side of the mountain." The moun- tain is an illusion. We are grateful to know that West Virginia's senior Sena- tor, Jennings Randolph, has been appointed to membership on the committee. Ever since his election to the Senate a year ago Senator Randolph has distinguished .himself with a record of concern over the plight of the unemployed. It has not been an easy or glamorour role. West Virginia's junior Senator, Senator Byrd, and Pennsylvania's senior Senator, Senator Joseph Clark, have also been cognizant of the problem and recognized it for being the national prob- lem it is, but support from other quarters has been dis- couraging. How easy it is for those from other states, enjoying the prosperity created by huge defense contracts, to look with indifference on the tragedy of states who pay their just share of defense dollars in taxes and get vir- tually nothing back in the way of economic betterment! We hope the newly created committee will lose no time in getting to the investigation. And out of the investi- gation we hope will come proposals for needed legislation. There is something strange in the fact that we can send billions abroad to alleviate suffering there and do it in the name of preserving freedom--and yet be unwilling to aid the unfortunate in our own midst because it might be regarded as creating a "welfare state." NUMBER, +PLEASE The subject to which we are about to address ourselves is a touching one, and we appreciate it with the greatest reluctance. We refer the practice of which all of us have been guilty at one time or another: intemperate use of the telephone. The great majority of telephones in Jefferson iCounty are so-called "party lines.' That is to say, one, two, four, eight, or ten telephones may be on, the same line, meaning that when any one person on a "party line" is using his or her phone all other subscribers on the same line are actually and literally without the use or benefit of a telephone. This situation, it seems to us, calls for a reminder of the common and basic rules of courtesy and common sense. Persons having party line phones should remember in using the phone that there are others entitled to equal use and benefit ,,and refrain generally from using the phone for visiting or idle chatter. Frequently teen-agers who have been together all day at school use the evening hours to "confer" with each other on matters of "great impor- tance." They mean no halzn, and perhaps with their pre- occupation with teen-age matters they are totally uncon- scious of the fact that others are being harmed, is enough to say that those on the line can get the phone by ,simply asking the others to hang up. What of those who are trying to call someono on the same line, only to learn that the line is busy. There is not one of us (us included!) who has not at one time or another been.kuilty of this seemingly harmless offense. But perhaps if all of us do a little thinking in the future the ill effects of the practice can be avoided to so e degree. Unless one has a party line he should bear in mind that he shares his telephone with othersl and that he should state the pro'pose of his call and conclude his conversation without unnecessary delay. If You Want R.ults Use Spirit-Advocate Classifieds! for Quick Results Use Our Clasdf' ! Colum % ,,, ,.. .~ ~ ? Ag" 170 The beef barbecue dinner held at Camp Frcme Saturday, Sep- tember 12 was deemed a success ~by the sponsoring organization, Camp ,Frame Association. !~reatment a~ the Charles Town General Hospital. C.,Robert Creamer, Jr. New Vice-President Of O'Sullivan Corporation The Board of Directors of O'S'ul fi~an Rubber Corporatton, Win- chester, Virgima, at their regu'l- 170 tickets at $5.00 each had ar quarterly meeting on Septem- qbeen reported sold as of the dante ,bet 15 elected C. Robert Cre,avaer of the dinner and it was possible Jr. ~ice ~resident. :that ~there were some others to ~be Mr. Creazner was: graduated reported. Not ~11 of the tickets ,were used, purchasers buying as a from Boyce High School, received cceltribution. A~ a contribution of his B. A. from S~hepherd College ~5.00 per plate .the income would finis,hing fh'st in the class and at be $850.00. The items 'for the din tended George Washington Un~- ner and the services were a,ll con-'versity graduate school. He be- tributed. The beef was donated by c~me associated width O'Sullivan the Shenandoah ~arm Credi't As- as Plastic Sables Engineer in 1950 sociation. It was estimated abo~at a~'~d was made Sales ~lVan,ager, 125 lbs. of beef was served at the IPla~s~tios Division in 1954. rate o~ three-quarter pounds perI --------~--- person, The vegetables were prepared I Attend Grand L0d~e and served by the Farm Woman's t " Clubs in ~he three court,ties. Tab- ~ ~ z ~,, les service was by mem~bers of 4-~Ii UI msons mvlrg,n,a Clubs in the three counties. [' George Tabb of Jeffersoz~ Coun] The M W Grand Lodge of Vir ty ~s president of the Camp Frame gram, Ancmnt, Free and Accepted Association. There are directors Masons, (PHA) held t~eir 84~h[ from Jefferson, Berkeley and Mor Annual Communication, ~t Dan- gan Counties. ville, Virginia, Septem,bev 15, 16, Camp Frame is used by 4-H and 17, 1959. I Clubs .from the three counties ,for Among t~e ~llustrious guestsI camping and recreational purpos- were the Grand Muster ~f West! es. Virginia, Charles E. Taper, Sr., J. ! The beef was processed and Frank Briscoe, Grand Truste~, ~ackaged by the Martinsb~rg Fro Charles E. Taper, Jr., Past Mas- Couny. Inciden~tally Star Lodge No. 1, is .the oldest Prince Hall Affiliated ,Masonic Lodge in the State of W. Va. Soil Bank Changes Make More Farmers Eligible Participate Two cha,nges in soil bank reg- ulations have been announced that make more Iarmers eligible to par~ici pa,te. Under ~he program originally announced, a farm ooerxted whol ly or partially by a tenant or sharecropped in 1958 or 1959 could not be placed in t~he conser vaMon reserve next year u,nless a tenant or sharecropper was desig- nated to share in bhe annuxl ren- tal payment. ~he new provision permits a contract witch a land ~wner where a tenant leaves the f~rm vo'lun,tarily az~d the owner ,finds it necessary to take over the operation. In such a case a con- servation reserve contract for non tenan,t opera, Vion may be entered into for 1960 provided i,t can be esta;bl~shed defini~te~y that ,the tea an, t le~ the farm of his own ac- cord. The other change provides an exception ~o the rule t~hat land purchased since December 31, 1956 is not eligible for the conservation reserve. Under the new rule, a farmer who h'as lost land through eminen~ domain since 1956 and has bou~h~t replacement land can place tl~is new land in the 1960 conservation reserve, s,).bject to certain limitations. The period in which ffhe request .for basic farm rates must be filed has been ohanged from the origin- al date of September 10 to Sep- ~em'ber 30. Jefferson County Garden Club Will Meet Oct. 1st In Shepherdstown, 3:30 The Jefferson County Garden Club will hold i~ Oct. meeting on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1 a~ 3:30 p. m. at "Rosebrake", the home of ~Miss Nina M],~chell in Shepherds- ,town wi%h Mrs. H. Pinckney Sch- ley and Mrs. Anna Louise Lynch as co-hostesses. Vice President Nixon urges third major league. i TOWNE HOUSE THE RESTAURANT IN HARPER'S FERRY invites you to enjoy The Dining Room and Terrace OPEN DAILY FOR SUNDAY NIGHT BREAKFAST, LUNCH BUFFET 6 - 9 P. M. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE 4--A THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2L 195 FARM INCOME LOWER Farm incomes in 1960 are ex- peced to ,average Iowerr ,than ~n 1959 and considera~b]y lower than in 1958. Large supplies of many farm commodities will cc~tinue to be a drug on .the ~arm market. Former C,~ban Air Force head admitted by U. S. SIIOULD BE AIRED Foam rubber articles should ~oe aired h'equently in a ~breeze out ot direct sunlight. T'his will h~l~ keep the rub,her odorless. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS Radar war hit~ fever pitc~ Carit~bean. WITH COrMPLETE FEEDS and Bulk or Bag - - - Delivery PROCESS FEED FOR-.. 1. Dairy 2. Beef 3. Calf 4. Hog 5. Poultry sen Food Service, which also con- tributed the ice cream for the des sere. Other con~ri~)utions to ,the affair included rolls by the Sch-. midt Bak,i~g Company, taJble cov- erings by D. F. Dennis, wholesal- ers. Profit ,from the affair goes to ~he improvemen, ts of the camp. One year the proceeds ,were used ~for improving t'he ki,chen. This year the money is going to the ~m provement of sanitary ~faei:lit~es. So far this year a new well has been drilled .and a well pump in- stalled. The camp now has two wells acid it is hoped it will have an adequate supply of water. The Camp rFrame Association directors and officials wish to ex- press their ~pprec~ation and thanks to all people purchasing items, making dona~tions,~ and mak ing other contributions ~to ~he suc cess of the dinner. ter, all ~f l~t. Pisgah Lodge No, 3; Martin,sburg, W. Va. and Edward O. Morgan, W. M. of Star Lodge No. 1, Charles Town Jefferson AND DINNER DAYLIGHT TIME R. P. LEONARD, Prop. TELEPHONE 3351 Illl I I III I I [ I SAVE LABOR SAVE TIME SAVE GRAIN LESS STORAGE REQUIRED ON THE FARM. SUPP INC. P CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. .... Equipped To Serve .... Progress Being Made On REA Loan Telephone Program Morgantown-In 1950, the year the first I~EA telephone loan was approved 26.7 ,per cent of the ~arms in West V~rginia had tele- phones. By the e~d of June 1958, i,t 'was estimated that 30,000 ,farms or 47.0 per cent of all farms in the 'Mountain State ~had telephone service. This information from the U. S. Departmen,t of Agriculture was cited here today by specialis- ts of the Agricultural Extension Service of West ~irginia Univer- sity. The fi~\st RF~A telephone loan in West Virgi,nia was approved on June 12, 1950 to the /Home Tele- ohone Company, New Haven. As of July 1, 1959, I~EA had ap proved a total of $5,994.000 in 'loans to seven borrowers in the State (six commercial companies and one cooperative association). These loans will enable the bor rowers to serve 6,235 new subscr~b ers and to provide improved ser- vice for 5,476 existing subscribers over 2,041 miles of line. Work is progressing rapidly on ,the new l~EA-financed facilities and four ~borrowers report that a total ,of f4ve exchanges have 'been cutover to dial. Loan funds actually advanced to the borrowers on July 1, 1959 amounted to $1,691,420. On 'the same date, loan applicatie,us on hand ~from telephone organizat- ions in 'the 8tare amounted to $4,641,000. On July 1, 1959, ~he State's bor- rowers had paid $36,394 in inter- est and repaid $44,383 of principal on their government loans. The Rural Electri, ficati(~.-~ Admin istration is a lending agency which 'makes loans for the puroose of fin ancing rural elect~io and tele- phone systems Congress annually determines the amount of money which REA may lend under each program, l:b~A has been an agency of the U. S. Department of Agric- ulture since 1939. I~EA itself does not own or operate any telephone facilities. The systems"it inances are pledged .to ,the basic objective Which is to provide modern, ade- quate telephone servic to people in rural areas, The main ,funciio,ns of REA are to lend money and to assure its repayment through ap- propriate loan-supporting activit- ies. These include engineering ad- vice and management assista~nce, w'~here needed o heIp ,borrowers in the construc'ti(~.-~ and efficien~ aper~tion af their systems. Lee Dennis .Held For Grand Jury Action For Unlawful Assault :On Wife William Lee Dennis, 34, of the Mt. ~leasant section of Jefferson County near Summit laoi,.~t, is bei~g .held :for action of the Jeffer son County grand jury on a char- ge of unlaw.ful assaul~t upon his wife Marjorie Mac Dennis, 32, Summit Poin,t. The incident occur/'ed Sept. 12 at the Dennis home a,nd ,Dennis was remanded to the Jeffers(m County Jail to await grand jury action Sept. 15, following a hear- ing *before Justice of ,the ,Peace ~Merle Alger. Charles To~vn State Trooper W. R. 'Bar]ow said that Dennis had becn drink4ng and had gone to his home where he a,nd his sister-in- l~w Alice E~tline Anderson, *be- came involved in a wrestling mat- ch. Duz~ng ,the scuffle Den~s "be- came angry and pickled ~Ip a club and ~tartcd ~winging it Z-m l ter had be WES ! L ' MAXWELL HOUSE 6-OZ. 10-oz. $ .59 TENDER CHUCK GREEN GIANT PEAS cans C ALPINE EAGLE l ROASTING. 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