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October 8, 1959

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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOO~I IN CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. BY THE JEFFERSON PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. ALL 8UEECRIPTIONg DELIVERED IN THE STATE ARE SUBJECT TO 20~ CONBUMERI SALEE TAX. SUEBCRIPTION $3.80 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. SPIRIT ESTABLISHED 1844 -- ADVOCATE EBTABLISHED 1888 COMBINED MARCH I, 1848 MAX BROWN. EDITOR OFFICE NORTH GEORGE STREET ---- TELEPHONE 222 SERVING JEFFERSON COUNTY FOR 114 YEARS AND READ BY MORE tHAN 20,000 PEOPLE EVERY WEEK. ENTERED AE SECOND CLASS MATTER AT THE POETOFFICet IN CHARLEE TOWN, W. VA., UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 187S. WEEKLY NEWSPAPER REPREflENTATIVFJ~, INC. NEW YORK CHICAGO ATLANTA DETROIT LOS ANGELES -8 MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL EDITOIl Thuv- lay, October 8, 1959 HARPERS FERRY COMMEMORATION The civic minded men and women who have played such a prominent part in making tile commemoration scheduled to be held at Harpers :Ferry next week, it seems to us, i deserve a resounding vote of thanks. The anniversary i program was financed by them, conceived by them, pro- meted by them, and handled by them, and its culmination will represent many long hours of plain hard work. Un- doubtedly, immeasurable benefits will flow to the whole county and countryside from what they have done. It will bring hundreds and thousands of tourists into our beautiful county, each of whom we hope will leave us with a feeling of appreciation of what is here, and each of whom we hope will speak a word to others who might not otherwise know of what is here. The project contemplated for enactment at Harpers Ferry next week will or should "sell" Harpers Ferry as no other single event has since the initial event that transpired there one hundred years ago. We are sure that we need not remind the good and hospitable people of Jefferson County that strangers from all parts of the country will bo in our midst in the days ahead. It is therefore incumbent upon us that we treat them in the manner in which guests should be treated: with friendliness and honesty. Display of these virtues costs nothing; but the reward fram exhibiting them is immeasurable. Again we thank the people who have made next week's events possible. They have done their part. May all of us now perform the lesser part by making what they have done worthwhile. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, As Amended By the Acts of Marcb 3, 1933, and July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Sec- tion 233) Showing the Ownership, Management, and Circulation of the Spirit of Jefferson- Farmers Advocate, published Every Thurs- day at Charles Town, West Vir- ginia, for October 1, 1959. 1. The names and addresses of the publisher, editor, managing editor, and business managers are: Publi.~er. Jefferson Publishing Co., Ind., Charles Town, W. Va. Editor, Max Brown, Charles Town, W. Va. Managing Editor, Max Brown, Charles Town, W. Va. Business Manager, Max Brown, C,harles Town, W. Va. 2. The owner is: Jefferson Publishing Co., Inc., Charles Town, W. Va. Ralph N. Dorsey, Berry~llle, Vir- ,ginia. 3. The known bondholders, mortgagees, 'and other security holders owning or hotQi~g 1 per- cent or more of 'total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securi- ties are: NONE. 4. Paragraphs 2 and 3 include, in cases wlaere the stocckhotder or security holder appears upon the ,books of the company as trustee or in any other fiduciary relation, ,the name of the persons or cor- poration for whom such trustee as acting; also the statements in the two paragraphs show the affiant's full knowledge and belief as to the circumstances and conditions un- der which stockholders and secur- ity holders who do not appear up- on the ;books of the company a~ trustee, hold stock and securities in a capacity%ther than that of a ,bona fide owner. 5. The average number of copies of each issue .of this ,publi- cation ~old or distributed, through the mails or otherwise, :to paid subscribers during the 12 months preceding the date shown above was: 3,995 MAX BROWN, Business Mgr. 'Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of September,. 1959. H. W. WILLIS, Notary Public. (My commission expires May 5, 1963.) By Mrs. Charles Adams The St. John's Episcopal Chur- ch will have a .bake sale in the Old Penney building on Friday morning, G~tober 23. ~isitors Mrs. John Maga- ,ha S~turday morning were Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Chapman. ~Mr. Don Chwpman, student at 'W'. Va. University was h(yme Fri- day evening and returned ,to col- lege Saturday flying his plane making the ~trip in 1 hour and 20 minutes. Don was a student a~t the !Ma~insburg airport this summer aCID ~n 4 hours and 55 minutes. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adams and two children had a~s their din ner guest Tuesday Mr. Mit~hell Boyd of Wi,nchester. JVIr. ,M. L. Adams was on ~he b'ick list Sunday and Monday. ,Mr. and Mrs. Paul Chapman and daughter Nancy had a wein- er rc)ast on their lawn Sunday ev em . Guest Who enjoyed won- derful evening were Mr. and Mrs. ,Hayward Boyd; Mr. and Mrs. War ren LaRue, children Carol and Jimmy, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adams and ,family. Mrs. Hazel Spear Washington Street, Charles Town held an all day meeting last Tuesday when seven members of the nippon 'Farm Clu, b made beautiful copper planters with rMrs. Marion ,Myers io~tructor. Those making ,planters .were ~Mrs. ~arvey Lehman, Jr., ,Mrs. Jerry Rice, Mrs. Ernest ,Hahn Mrs. Herman Spear, Mrs. Wood- row Adams, Mrs. Warren La~tue ,and Mrs. Charles Adams. Mrs. JOhn Magaha and daugh- ter Mary were Sunday dinner guests ,width her son Mr. and IMrs. Glenn Magwha and children Ric- ky a~d Darlene. My Miss Margaret Houser Mrs. Chloe Whittington of Dar- kesviHe, W. Va. and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ta,bler of .l~artinsburg were i~unday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harding and son and Mrs Annie IJouda,.a. Mr. ,and Mrs. Ernest Houser Jr. of Charles Town were Sunday ev- ening guests of t-As paren,ts Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Houser Sr. and daughter. :Mrs. Edgar Mills and daughters and Mrs. Arma Mary Hetze~ mo- tored to Martins.burg Sunday and visited Mrs. Helen Best who has been a patier~t in 'the Kings Dau- ghters hospit~'l bu, t has returned ,home. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shirley of Shenandoah Juncti(~n were Sun- day eveDAng guests oI Mr. and Mrs. W. J. B. Houser. Mr. and Mrs. Robert I-till and daughter of Winchester, Va. visi- ted his mother Mrs. Frank Hill and brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hover .a,~d Mrs. Nellie Sponseller of Harpers Ferry were Thursday guests of Mrs. Frank Hill and Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hill. Miss Dixie Kay Houser who bad the misfortune to get a bone bro- ken in her fo~t while at school at Harpers Ferry on last Moonday, September 28 and who spent u few days last week in the Charles Town Hospital w'here they put her leg a,nd ~oot in a cast has returned back to school on Monday. Miss Elizabeth Webb and bro- ther David of Charles Town were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Welsh Jr. Mrs. Harold Webb and sons of Washington, D. C. visited Mrs. ~VI. D. Welsh Jr. recently. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Loudan and son motored ~o Marti,usburg on Sunday and ,were dinner guests of 'Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lee Houser and daughter. Mr. Carl Hill is on ,the sick list. Mrs. Charles Wel~b of A, lexan- dria, V;a. is visit4ng at ,the home of Mr. and ~Mrs. Harvie Kidwiler. Mr. and *Mrs. Lowel'l Hetzel and son Downy motored to B~thesda, Md. on Sunday and visited her mother Mrs. D. N. Miller. The oc- casion being Mr. and Mrs. Hetzel twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. 'CHUCK' KISNER WINNER OF SUIT CLUB AT KASTLE'S 'Chuck' Kisner was tJhe winner of the Suit Club last week at The Kastle Men's Store ia Charles Town. READ THE SPIRIT.ADVOcATE ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY I I c(-t)orth ention ..... heir pprecia ion for the public- ity and recognition you and your staff have give,- us this pas,t year. Many :times I have complimented ~:-:-:~:-:-:-:-:-:-:. your ,paper on the publicity we have received in our local and State meetings. I mailed the pa~per ,to our State President, Miss Mary John Brown's Raid (Harpers Ferry) Just as it 4id enactly one hundred years ago, national atten,tion next week will focus on Harpers Ferry as this small town, located at the junc- ture of the POtomac and Shenan- doah l~ivers holds a C~n~unia,10b serv~nce of J6hn Brown's fa.m~us -or infamous (depending on how you look at i)-r~d. i The time now is 1959 and all is quiet and peaceful in this small Traznlet save for the b~bble of hun dreds of tour~s~ who flock here daily to bring in ,the majestic sce- nery and o~bserve the historic sites But i~t was far from quiet and 'peaceful here jus~ I00 years ago c~n October 16, 1859, w~en a fan- ~cal A~oli,tion~st named Juhn Brown electrifiede, the naJtion as .,he led t~venty-4~vo men i,n attack- lng and seizing the United States Arsenal here. Nineteen monShs W. Morrow Wasl~ington 20, D. C. Ediitor 'raid would se:t off an uprising a- Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate mong sl~aves t~hroug,hout t~he court- C'~-mrles Town, W. Vu. try. ]it did not ha,ppen. In fact, Dear Sir:- the first person to lose his life at Harpers Ferry in the sword Brown I am send~ng a check to renew mo~ tragic war, The War Be- ~0ween the SSates, in m