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October 1, 1959     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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October 1, 1959

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". SPl R gP OF .IErFER O] ADVOCATE Named To Merchandise U--A THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1959 " P "onW k t reventl ee j~ Naional Pire Prevention Week people in the U,n~ted Sta~tes die- ~II once again be observed in needlessly-in f,ires, and more t~han Jefferson Country ,.next week dur- twice Chat number are severely ~ ,~he period of Oct. 4-10 and burned or disfigured [or life. Nat- only wiN Jefferson County fire ional Fire Protection As~ocia`tion ~mpanles observe the oeoasion, records show. Dy Kenneth W. Shaffer, e?amirman In 1958 alone, there were abou,t the West Virginia Farm and 2 mill,ion fires in the United S~t,a`tes {Fresno Safety Week, this week call wit;h a total loss of abou.t 11 500 ~i upon all ~[our~taln State ~aarm live.s and $1,305 million 4n prop- era cad their families ~to join in er~y. O~e observance of .the occa~on. "Farm file losses have i,ncrease(t i in C'narles Town as a. special even~ members of the `two Char- ~S Town fire corr~pames will once ~ga~n offer free rJdes on the towns (~re :trucks ,to ~the ~h~ldren of~, the community ~all day Saturday, Oct. ~0 as a c}imax to flr~ preven,tion by nearly one-fitCh since 1950 and by 2~Zz per corot in the past year", Shaffer explained. "One-~ix,th of fall fire los,~es in th~s na,tion occur on farms. The challenge of Fire Prevention Week is to reduce th~s tragic toll. EaCh community can Sales Staff Potomac Light Power Company / ~eek. l:~ramplets about fire pre- do its part." ~nl~lon will also be distrib,]ted o Protection begi,ns w~t,h preven- iRae youngsters, tion. Rural fire departments are Fire trucks ,from both compan- being encouraged ,to conduct year s "vill paricipate in t.he progr~rn round preven,tion programs in ~f i~iv~ng free rides to ~e c~tdren cooperabion witch organizations IRVIN V. PROPPS who Show up a,t one of t'he fire and groups serving ~he rural corn Irvin V. Propps has been named ~1~ tha.t day. , munlty. A community fire depart- .to the merchandise sales s`taff of " ~haffer in his proclamation of ment, equapped and trained to put the Potomac Light and Power Co. N~tional Pire Prever~t~on Week, ou,t or control fires, is essential it was announced today by J. Mar that Presiden~t Dwi:~h,t D. FAsen- for proteeUon, At leas,t 44 State~ vin Hawk, power compa,ny dis~r~ct ho~cer directed a~'tention to in- have laws perta~ining ,to rural fire manager. dreased fire losses during the past tproteetion districts. Pro,pps a lifelong resident of year and called upon appropr~lac~e ] Rural ,telephones, fire e~Ungui- Ch,arl~ ;town, will serve utility agencies of ,the Federal Gover.u-| shers farm and 'home water pres- customers in Eae Charles Town ~aaen to assist in Oais na~ti~nal of, ]sure systems, farm ponds, water and Shepherdstown areas." He re- a'~z to reduce l~he loss of life and |cis/cerr~s, tank ,trucks with ,trained cently completed an extensive l~rooerty re~sulCing from fire~. [first|fib,tern, are all esesn~tial .to training course in t'he sale and ser In the past 10 years, fire has|prote~t farm families and proper- vicing of "electrical appliances, l~.~led more 'h~n 100,000. persons,[ty froh~ fire. qualifyi0ng h~.m to advise, instruct ~d burned and 'disfigured many [ , "Be prepared for fire.fighting, and assist cu,st(~mers in all of lAaeh" ~od,red Vhousands more. Shaffcr [bxt 'Don't Give Pire a Place To appliance needs. He previoqsly set ~. Each y'ear, more ,t)han 11,000 IStart," Shaffer urged, red in the Martinsburg office as ~,' . ~ "'" sales clerk. ~liikti~A DII.tAA. LH__L ~of C~harles Town a*t the Ernest He is t~he son of Mrs. Fred ~lalt: rgliCe INKED l Sloe, ford farm knocked down Pr~ops and t]he late Fred -opps, ~ ' [a State Road si'~n a utilit- ""le buiming con~raotor. He and h,i.s ~=.~L~,. [[~..~ ..... ~ . ,. ~ '. . ' ~ }.u , wife Ann presen,tly reside on Main anaaseeuonota tarE zence ~ru~l~ ~r|v~ [ ' [Street In She pherdstow0n with '~ - ~-"- ....... | While Mrs. Blackford, who had tiheir young dau~hter Pennie Lyne. The dr~ve w*hich Charles Tow,n ]heard the crash, was teleph'on~ng A graduate o.f l~assanu,t~ten Aca ~te Pfflice have been m~k~ng c~ ] Otlarles Town Sta,te Police, Matt- ]demy, Woodstock, Virginia. Propps ~nken drivers operating on Jeff |,hews managed to get his car back.#is a member of the Episcopal ~On County's hi,ways, brought|onto the highway and leave the I Churc~h and ~he Junior Cham,ber ~p more men into the arms of ]scene of the accident, lot Commerce in Ma~nsburg. ~.e law Sunday morning and Wed | Trooper Ward apprehended ~Matt [ ...... ~y morning, ]hews in his ear whioh was parked "el "'ari B " !~harles Town Tro~pers A. j.|near Kearneysville, just a s~hor][-1 ell lu e oyu ~Cle and Tommy Ward a pprehen|~me after he had pulled away [T~.',~,~ ~'.~ I..[ .... .'4-,,1 Bernard ttem'y Hatcher of ifrom t~he Blackford faran. [ I_]IlU;~ 111 ll'U~lJtt~l.l [~l[~rbrook, Va., early Sunday mot] Tro~per Ward said MaRhews [ --------- ~*~ on U. S. l:h~:te 340, west ~f | was brought back to Charles T~wn | Helen Marie Boyd, 42, died Men [~rles Town, driving his c~r land charged wit*h drunke,n driving |day in King's Daughte~)s Hospital ~le under the influence of in- land hit-and-run. He was still |in Martinsburg after an illness of ~Klca& drink. Three other per|being held in Jefferson Coun`ty/~hree weeks. ~s who were in the car with |jail Wednesday afternoon, await- | She was born in S*hepherds, to,wn ~er were also Charged wit,h {ing a hearing Thursday. |Feb. 1, 1917, a daughter of Wil- ~[~'tB drunk. | Damage in the acciden,t to the |ham Boyd and ~he la~te Bet~y ~{ar i ~]~d~cheri "~ was fined $50 and c0sts |fence. . sign .... pole and car was es- lie Robinson Boyd. She was. a mere ~tid h~s driver's privileges in West thima,ted a,~ $300. ~ |ber of the Asbury Me,Chodist Chur Virginia revoked ~hen found gull/ ~ ~ |oh of S~el~herd~town. ty'of a drunken driving charge at | ~Alinr) ~|l[ [' Surviving are her fwther, a sis- ~' hearing before Justice of t,he| ~v~m~ vvmma ]ter, Bealtrice Pox; four bro.~hers- Pea, co Merle Alger. He was also/ [Robert, Gordon, Warren and W,il fined for fa,Hure to oper-[ , From Page One |li~m all of S,hel~herdsto.wn; an ~tor's iicense. The three dru,nken ]gated or met the ordinance pro-[aunt, Mi,.~s Margaret Robi'nson and ~ngers were each fined $15.50.|~iding for the election and the l an uncle Gil,more Robinson. ' Trooper Tozmny Ward s~d ,Wed t election i,tself wou,ld be a nullity i Puneral services were held from ~y morning ~bou~ 10 a. m. a .oral of ,~o effect w~Wtsoever. [Vhe Asbu.ry Met hodis:t Ohurc~h in :!:953 l~01Xl bei,ng driven by Andrew j &ttoi'ti~S fur Che town Sicced I ShepherdStow,n Wednesday ~t 2:- l~d Ma~t,thews of 316 West SCe-]~hey plan to file a formal answer [30 p. m. with t!he Rev. Jefferson ~en ~treet, Marbinsburg went ot~t ~o the applicwtion for appeal with McCullem officiwtAng. Burial was Of control on Sta~te l%oute 9, North ~;in I~he ne~ct few days.imade in Rose H~ill Cemetery. "IT'S.jWHITES - R FOODS .ALWAYS" ne's Always F lerIy of FREE Parki d lellt]I )f (rk; to Want-- on You All of the Time. Your Groceries are Carri Y tr Citr FI?EI ol Charge. PHONE 159 WEST WASHINGTON STREET CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. ~lll l~ Ha iN / n O ~| ESSKAYSFROZEN CHICKEN B CKi N CKS ...: PASCO ORANGE JUtCE . 4 tl.oz' cans PASCO ORANGE JUICE 2 12 oz. cans POLAR FORDHOOK LIMAS . 2 l O.oz. pkgs. 39c BIRDSEYE FORDflOOK LIMAS 2 lO-oz, pigs. 49c TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK THE WONDERFUL CITIZENS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY FOR THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS THE PAST YEAR. H YEAR- LIBBY'S SUGAR CURED (NOT SMOKED) TOMATO JUICE U. S. HO. 1 ' HESCAFE . BLUE BONNET MARGARINE--2c Lb. Off - PILLSBURY GINGER BREAD MIX--& Off BETTY CROCKER PIE CRUST--% Price Sale - .BETTY CROCKER GINGER BREAD MIX - - - PILLSBURY :PANCAKE MIX . I 46-oz. can 19c - -2-1bs. 49c . pkg. 23c 2 pkgs. 29c 2 pkgs. 49c 4-lb. bag 49c THE HOME YOU SAVE---MAY BE YOUR OWN. THE CITIZENS FIRE COMPANY wishes to ex- tend an invitation to ALL Parents and Children to Ride on their Fwe Trucks Saturday, October 3rd, from 10 to 2, To Boost Fire Frevention Week. FREE ICE CREAM FOR THE CHILDREN.. 1 1 FAMOUS F. F. V. SALTINES l-lb. pkg. 19c FLAKO PiE CRUST--7c Off Deal. 2 pkgs 31c FALKORN CORN MUFFIN MIX--7c Off - Big 20-oz.. box 22c IIIII IIIIHII i Of F LUFI:O--Sc Off - BEECH NUT GREEN GIANT PEAS n 71c 2 17.oz. cans 29c