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# I 1 t 104 E. Washington St. Charles Town PHONE 780 PRESCRIPTION SERVICE (i il :!i ii ii i! ! Ill II II IIIII I I I I IIIIIll III I LOCAL AND PERSONAL ACTIVITIES IN . . . AND BOLIVAR By Mrs. G. E. Webb Telephone 2492 Professor and iMrs. John W. Horn and family of Rale/.~h, N. C. recently ,visi,ted at the home of t~e formers parents Mr. and Mrs. Mark Horn. During the week Oat. 19-23 ~Mr. Horn attended l~he Nat- ional Conference of the America~ Society of Civil Engineers at ~he HoVel Statler Hilton in Washing- ton, D. C. He 'was an official del- egate from N. C. and is the secre- tary-~treusurer of the N. C. sec- ,tion of the Society and ~s new Te- ~hniaal Director of Transportation ~ngineering and Highway Resear- ch ~t N. C. State College. In ad- dition he ~maintains a private con- sul,bing bu~ness in Traffic Engin- eering and .planning .throughou.t ~he Carolinas and Virginia. He re- cen~Ay completed the preliminary plans for 6.5 million dollars ex- pressway from the city of Durham, N.C. JMlss Nell Murphy of Pi~tsburg, Pa~ spent last week at the home of Mr .and Mrs. Reno Eaton on Cazr~p Hill. She also called on other .friends and relatives. Mr. Roy MoCom:b and sister IMiss l~se McCom,b oI Piedmont, W. Va. natives Of H'arpers Ferry visi.ted friends ~n Vhe ~win~towns recently. ,Mrs. William Stuart Riddick of Washington, D. C. wasa recent vis i,tor in the twi~t~wns. Mrs. G. W. Haft who ha~ soent the summer mon~ths with her sis- ter Mrs. Blanche Wheatley has re covered after being qu~te 1.}l car a week. She will re,turn to her home on Sunday accompanied by her sister w,ho will spend the win%or m(~nbhs in .1)he Capi~tol City. ~Vir. Harwood White of Wash- ir~gton, D. C. apen~t last Sunday with his mother Mrs. Lena WhCte and daug, hter Eleanor. ~Mrs. Oscar Wilt of Bolivar Hei- Pearl ,near Hall*town last week. Mr. Kirby ~s a native of Bolivar. Tomamy, 9 year old ;son of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Wil~t of Bolivar When you care enoagh to send the very best SOLD FROM NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 15th. 12 Cards - $1.00 25 Cards - $1.00 25 All Alike - - $1.00 - $1.50 All New Selection Just Arrived. PHOTOGRAPIIIC SUPPLIES - TOYS - GIFTS PHONE 367 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. .: : ..... .:. y CHARLES TOWN GAS CO., INC. ~T'11 FQ~G~ burner with o bruin .. the most wanted, the mad impo~tut single feature ia a modern range today Thermostatically controlled burner controls the tempera- ture automatically, eliminates scorching, burning and spill-overs. ,bst Did Yew Tenq~eroOwe Payonly $10.00 Monthly AFTER SMALL DOWN PAYMENT A honey of a range starring feature after fea- ture in just 30" . . . automatic Set 'n Forget burner, giant 24" oven, Sizzle 'N Siamle~ tmr~ers, smokeless broiling to but a few. .. ~ MORE GOLO STAR I 111 NORTH CHARLES ST. PHONE 226 CHARLES TOWN, W. COMPLBT SERV!CE VA. Heights is a very happy boy ~hese days as he is :the proud owner of a fine pony-Duchess by name and as gentile as a, l~mb. Visitors at the imme of Mr. and ~Mr,. G. ]~L Webb on Thursday were Mr. and Mrs. Franc~s Hard- ,ing oi Kensi,~aton, Md. and the formers mother Mrs. Mamie Hen- ley of Hyatt,~ville, ,~{d. ,Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ports of Tow son, Md. were visitors in Harpers Ferry over last weekend. Deaconess Anna Ranson o~ Ship pensburg, Pa. is spending some time with Mr. and :Mrs. Rober.t Menefee i,n Bolivar. Another one of ~those one dollar suppers will be served a,% the Eb- eneezer Methodist Church in near by Loudoun county, Va. on Satur- day evening, Oct. 31 beginning at 4 o'clock p. m. This time i:t will ;be a h,am su~pper wi,~h all %he trim- mings and coffee rand ple inclu- ded. Those in 'harge most cordia- lly invite ~he public. The Home for the Aged which has been under construction for some ,time located in Bolivar near Bolivar Heights is ~cheduled ,to ~be opened on Nov. 18 with nine pa- tients all ready to enter andl more due i,u the .near future. As wings are finigned more inmates can en- ,ter. It is sponsored by ~the Penti- costal Church with the Roy. D. M. Hughes, pastor of ,the local church. A recent visitor at the home of l~v. and Mrs. Hughes were `Roy. T. A. Thomas and Mr. Jan, teach- ers in a Bible Training Center in Kerala, India. ~VIr. Jan is a recemt graduate and will enter the in,tot- Jar of India on his ret~trn and teach ~the Hindos, natives of In- dia. He conducted services a,t the local Penticostal ChurCh on last Thursday evening which was e~n- joyed by all present. Rev. Hughes spent a few days last week in Bed- field, N. C. 1 Mrs. Richard I4ill and so~ Lewis D. of Dallas, Texas spent a few days last week wi~h her parer~ts Mr. and 'Mrs. L. D. Nichots. Mr. and Mrs. `Robert B. Menefee and children motored ,to Shippens burg, Pa. on last Sunday accom- p~,nied by Deaconess Anna P~anson who returned to her home after spending a week at Menefee home. Mrs. Ella Zombro o$ Bolivar i,s having improvements made on her property on Washington St. Mr. and Mrs. Frank McI~gnald and family ,Mr. and 'Mrs. Stanley Durkee and family and Mr. and Mrs. `RiChard W~alke and family all of the Washing,ton area visited their mother and grandmother Mrs. H. T. McDonald during the Centennial weekend. During the same weekend Mrs. Charles Wolfe resident of the ~McDonald home had as 'her guests ~Mr. and Mrs. Norto~ Wolfe of Camden, N.J.. Mr. and ;Mrs. Williaan `Rosen- berry ,and young son Win. III, 'Mrs. Grace Rosenberry and Mr. and ,Mrs. Beverly Peyton and son J. revert all of Berryville, Va. spent Sunday with t'heir aunts Misses Sadie and Emma Buckner i,n Boli- var. A lovely birthday dinner was served in honor of the birthday of :Mr. Rosenberry. Mrs. Tom Mentzer of Camp I-Iill is a patient in George Wash- ington University Hospital where She underwent a surgioal operat- ion on Mo,nday. Mr. ~VIentzer re- ports that she came through .%he operation o. k. and was doing as well as could be e~pected on Man- day night. Her many friends hope that she will .make a speedy recov- ery. Her mother Mrs. O. L. MeCul len of Faison, N. C.,is ~aking care of the Mentzer home during her daughters illness. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ross and family of Tazewell, Va. and Mrs. George Dieh'l of Charles Town were recent viistors at ,the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Edwards. ~VIrs. Norman T. Thayer is vis- l~tAng her son and daughter-in- tam, Lieut. Comm. and ,Mrs. Harry GraPes in Vienna, Va. The ~M. Y. F. o~ the Bolivar Me thodist Church enjoyed a weiner roast ~t ,the Church o,a last Sun- day evening. I,t was to "have ~been held on fhe lawn at the home of iMr. and Mrs. Clifton Butts but due %o inclement weather ,plans were changed. About thirty young people were ,presen inehi~ng `Roy. and ~Irs. Collins. This wonderful orgamza~ion is getting along splen did]y at 'the above Church. ~Several new members have been azlded to ,the list recen%ly with more expect ing ,to join. Refreshments will ,be served each Sunday evening dur- ing ~he winter months. Death of Raymond Speaks Near Harpers Ferry Raymond Howard Speaks died at his home in boudoun County, Va. on Friday morning wfter an illness of several weeks. Born in Virginia near Harpers Ferry he had spen,t ,his entire life i,n that area and had been engaged in con struo%ion work with his son. Sur- vivors are his wise, iMrs. Bertha Smith Speaks; 12 children-How- ard of near Harpers Ferry; Mrs. Ethel Livesay of Leesburg, Va.; mba kam, lil m, Easy Term~ Low Down Payment. Ltber~ Trade-In. Come in Tod~yl CHARLES TOWN GAS CO., Inc. PHONE 228 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA I I ---Short, Long or Intermediate Term (Land Bank or PCA)--For Any Farm Purpose. ---Repayment Plan to Fit Farm Income--- --Credit Life Insurance Available if Desired-- FARM CREDIT CO-OP. W. W. HAMM,?ND, Asst. Sec.-Treas. I Mondays--County Agents Office - 10- 12 Standard Time Dial Shepherdstown 4441 or Martinsburg AM 7-8011 I will sell at Public Sale the Following Articles, located at the late Mrs. W. W. Lloyd's residence, at 410 North Mildred Street, Charles Town, W. Va., on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1959 BEGINNING AT 10:30 O'CLOCK A. M. HOUSEHOLD GOODS, ETC. Walnut Drop Leaf Table, Rosewood Square Piano, Ma- hogany Bed, Mahogany Settee and 2 Chairs; Mahogany Dining Room Table, 2 Mahogany Book Cases, 3-Piece Bed- room Suite, 5 Iron Beds, Day Bed, Cot, Several Bed Side Tables, 2 0ak Extension Tables, Oak .Dining Room Table, 2 Sideboards, 6 Matching Chairs, Straight Back and Rock- ing Chairs, Slipper Chair, Wardrobe, 2 Singer Sewing Machines, Love Seat, Oak Writing Desk, Old Chandelier, Stone Jars and Jugs, Old Blue Crocks,Stands, Electric Floor and Table Lights, China Closet and 6 Chairs, Chest of Drawers, Mirror, Wash Stand, 2 Bureaus, 2 Book Shelves, Desk, Zenith Console Radio in A-I shape; Lot of Pictures, Thor Washing Machine, Apartment Size Gas Stove, 2 Coal Oil lleaters, Coal Oil Stove, Small Heating Stove, Large Range, Woodland Wood Stove, Old; Kitchen Utensils, Pots and Pans, Flower Stands, 2 Porch Swings, 2 Porch Chairs, Toilet Sets, 2 Clocks, China and Glassware, Some Old; 2 Double Barrel Shot Guns, 12 Gauge: Step Ladder, Grind- stone, 2 Scythes, X-Cut Saw, and Lots of Other Articles that are not mentioned. TERMS :--CASH on Day of Sgle. L. W. ll. CLAY THARPE, AucLitmeer. C. W. MOORE, Clerk. O~tober 22 and 29- 2t. LLOYD Mrs. June ~oster and Miss Betty Speaks of Havre De Grace, ~Md.; ~VIrs. Geraldine Qu~gley of Falls Church, Va.; M/ss Emma Speak~ of Washington, D. C.; Calvin of Louda,n Heights; ,Raymond, Janet Rusty, Larry and Michael all at the home; 11 grandchildren; one ~ister, 1Mrs. `Rose Hackley of Loud oun Heights; two brothers Carl and James Speaks of Plea~ant- ville, Md. The body reanoJned at the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Funeral Chapel until Sunday afternoon vchen it was removed to ,the Eben- eezer Methodist 'Church in nearby Virgi.nia ,from where services were held at 2 o'clock p. m. and inter- ment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Death of Miss McSherry Miss Mary Lene Bell 'Mc~herry, 77 died suddenly Thursday nigh,t ~at 'the h~me of a niece, Mrs El- I mer Oft 'near Bolivar with whom !she had been ,living. A n~tive of Jefferson county and a resident of the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar area for the past 36 years she was 'born on Dec. 29, 1891 and was a dau- Renter of the late William and Mary House ,MeSherry. Her only survivors are nieces and nephews. The ,body was removed to the Eackles Funeral Chapel where i remained until Swturday and set vices were !held there at 2 o'clock p. m. with the Reel Urquhart of the Baptist Church in Charles Town officA,ating. Ln, terment was made in l~he ~dge Hilt Cemetery in Charles Town. Death of Infant Bey An infant,~ son, born prematurely to Howard L. and Virginia L. Show bridge in Charles Town General Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 29 fail ed to survive tiv&ng only a few minutes after birth. Graveside ser vices were held on Wednesday, Harper Cemetery, Harpers Ferry. The father of the infant is the son of ~Ir,s. Marie Shewbridge and Vhe late Howard Shewbridge of Harpers Ferry and the mother is a native of Sperryville, Va. This area has been blessed ~ith wonderful rains during the pas~ few days which were ,badly need- ed. Yards are still filled with flow ors and many annual ~flowers are showkug signs ~f a second bloom- ing. By J. E. Saville Hlaa| Farm Bureau Meeting The Jefferson County Farm Bur eau will hold a membership meet- ing Thursday, November 5t:h at the Burdane Community Center. The time is 7:30 p. m. The main part of ~he program will be a report by J. Leslie Cain, Farm Bureau Member in Morgan County and delegate to meeting held this past summer on eduva~- ion. Everyone m~erested in educat- ion is invited to wttend and mem- bers and ~families are urged ~to:~ tend. DHIA Cows Pass 10,00 Pound Level 1958 will be a milestone in the history of dairy herd impr6vement work in this coun,try. During 1958 DHIA cows established an all-lAme high average milk production level of ten thousand and sixty eight pounds of mi'lk ,per cow. In 1906when Dairy Herd Im- provement work started, the aver- age prodution per cow was five thousand three hundred pounds per cow. In ,that year, only two hundred thirty nine cows were on test. In 1958 one million ,three hun- dred and forty five thousand co~vs were on test with an average pro- ducti(m per cow o:f ten thousand and six,ty eight pounds. Improving a dairy herd is not easily or quicldy done or accom- plis~hed. Wha~ ~)HIA members do, any dairyman can do. Any dairyman cart improve .his herd regardless of i.ts s~ze or level of production if 'he keeps records on his cows and uses ~hose records to improve his herd. Three plans are available, Stand BY DONALD C. CARMAN STATE TAX COMMISSIONER SPIRIT OF 4--B JEFFERSON rse, Ss ADV0 THURSDAY, OCTOBER ! Eastern Star Club Meets At Home Mrs. Welshans ~astern Star Chub ~as en~ter, tain ed in ShePherdstown "Dhursd,ay ~l~t ~t t~he home ~f Mrs. Pree/ Wels~hans v~i~th WIesdames Robert Banks, I. D. VanMetre, Charles Musser and Miss Emma Mercer ass~s~ing her us hv~te~ They served ~ sa~ 'ham ,sand~iV.hes, tea ,afCer a period of "500" The November mee Business in West Virginia has re istered a ,pronounce/ ,comeback Irom ~he business decline of 1958. This fact is ,borne out by figures compiled by the Tax Depa~l~nent's Business and Occt~palion and Transportation Tax Division for %he ~hird quarter of 1959, ending Septem~oer 30. CollectAons under ,ffnat tax were u~) 1'9 percen:t in %l~t quarter over ~he ,third quarter of last year. i The tax yield :for ,the three-men th period to%aled $12,858,573.93 as related to only $10,794,124.18 for ,~the third quarter af 1958. That is !a dollar and cen~ increa.~e o~ $2,- 1064,449.75. : T~e :larges,t increase was marked up ~n .the cor~tra~ng field ~here ~he ~hird qttavter collections t~- a:led $1,5~6,912.33, as compared to $9S1,777.63 for ~e same .three months of 1958. ! That represents an increase of 83 per cone. , ~ome ot~er categories listing su bstantial invreases were oil (up 52 per corot); m~nufacturing (up 47) telegraph companies (up 40) ; stea~r~boa,t- steaxnship companies (up 54) ;'buses (up 40) ; and truck ers and ot~er carriers (up 23 per cer~t). The ~hird quarter figures for 1958 actually cover what were !probably hhe most severe ~r~onths i :of ,last year's decline, i The Vax collecitions trail the per: iod in w~c:h the business w~s act l ual,ly ~transacted by approximately I three months. The comeback being made in ,~he business Ee~d is bringing our !revenue yield back to 'the general level enjoyed prior to 1958. The year 1967 was the best in Wes,t Virginia's history in total collectAons under She Business and OccupatAon and Transport~vtAon Tax. .q-Ieavy tax losses are amt)ici,p~ted as a result of %he lengthy steel :str~ke, which will prevent this cur :ren~ fiscal year from, settAng new records of revenue collection. Because of inf}ation, l n~w costs $2.07 to buy what a dollar :bougbJt in 1940. : Wa:;her. -. @ im "EASY TERMS" Charles Town Cooperative PHONE 43 RANSON, W. VA. Available Now -- Good Used Trailers. Low Rental Advance and Low Monthly Rent Applies to Purchase. We Deliver and to your location. Route 15, 1-Mile South of Frederick, Md. Open Daily to 8:00 P. M. Including Sunday Near Bealeton, Virginia ard DI-IIA, Owner Sampler and I Weigh A Day A IMoath. , STARTING AT I0 A. ]F[. In case of bad weather sale to be held To make progress, n Aak prod ac- . .... / . tion records should be 'kept and Dmcontlnmng Dazrymg on my farm located on Route 28, 1 mile used. of Route 17 at Bealton or 1 mile East of Route 29 (Warrenton to cul I lilt ill Road), 15 miles North of Culpeper, 3 miles North of Remington or 12 MARKET .--.,.uRPPflRT South of Warrenton (.Watch for Sale Signs at Bealton and the intersecti0 : , Routes 28 and 29.) I will sell at the above mentioned t me and place the lowing: ' The quotations of Blue H 0 L S T E I N D A I R Y H E R D Ridge ff3iveStock Sales Charles DAIRY COWS Town Monday, Oct 26, 195g. 75 HOLSTEIN 8 SPRINGING HOLSTEIN HEIF~ Receipts of ~o~s and calves HERD C RTIFIED FOR BANG'S--T, B. ACCREDITED. heavy with' a good demand for all calves, cattle and hogs. Fea%ure of ,sale was 'prime veal $37.00; %op ,cows active ,o strong. ,choice butcher steers none; good ~butcher steers 24.00 ~o 25:- 60; ,plain ~o medi,~m steers 21.00 ~o 23.00; vhoice bu%0her heifers none good bu, tdher heifers 23.00 'to 24.- 00; plain !to medium heifers 15.00 to 22.00; good bulls 21.00 ~o 21.70~ pl,ain ~to 'medium bulls 17.00 ~o 20.- 00; eommercial cows 17.00 ~o 18.- 00; ,utA]ity cows 16.0 ~o 17.00; ca~ ners and ,cu%ters 15.75 down; cow~ by r, he ~head tip ,to 193.00; s~o~ker and~,~feeder steers 22.00 ~;o 30.00; st0ok ~ei~fers and bulls Oy 'the ,head up %0 '127.00; , Choice to prime ~a)Ives 34.00 'to 37.00; .good bu, bcher calves 30.00 to 33.00; medium butcher calves 24.- 00 ,to 29.00; thin ca~ves ~3.00 down heavy ,calv?s 18.00 to 30.00; Lambs ,gbod 20.00 to 22.00; lan~bs ~ned. 18.00 down; butcher ewes 3.00 ~to 6.00; stock ewes per head none; Good butcher hogs 14,00 ~o 14.25 medium butcher hogs 13.00 ~o 13.75; heavy b ~o`her,, hogs 12.50 to 14.00; butcher sows 9.00 ~o 12.00; heavy ,feeders end light butcher .hogs 13.00 to 15.00; shoats per hundred 17.00 ,down; pigs 'per head 8.00 down; heavy boars 6.50 ~o 8.00 sttags none; sows ,and ~igs none; stock boars 8.00 to 12.00; Miscellaneous s~les s'taxt 11:00 A. M.-Livestovk Sales 1:30 P. M. each Monday. One-fi,fth of all Amer4can pri- vate io.ve~tmet~t a'broac[ i~ in I.~tt- ~n Ame~oa. Of the 75 (x)WS there are 30 head of first and second calf Cows, of the others 3rd and 4th calf cows with very few aged cows left in the Herd 100 percent calfhood vaccinated with the exception of vpry few older cows, recently tested for this sale and veterinarian will be present to interstate shipment papers. 3 Close Springing Heifers; 5 Heifers to Freshen in January. AUCTIONEER'S NOTE:--Mr. Groves recently bought enough feeder steers to I~rn as soon as this herd is sold, so every anime/l sells for the high dollar. We we have an outstanding herd to offer, a herd that over. the last two years has av over 11,000 pounds of miik and over 400 pounds of butterfat on D.H.I.A. This t~ ~xtremaely laxge, ,well uddered herd of cows that Mr. Groves has heen developing 1956, using nothing but Registered Holstein Bulls (2 from Mr. Charles Hope and So~l~ eellville) until ~lmut 4~yea~s agw when he started to breeding artificially, mos~.~ Curtis Candy Sires. 16 artificial heifer-cows fresh since July 15 milking mostly over daily, in fact Che anUking herd of over 50 head are averaging around 5-gallons of daily with 18 cows to freshen by sale day and l~ more will freshen in NovemA3ef December. Mr. Groves ha~ kept complete records on this herd as to age, breedt~g~ duction records, several of these cows with D,H.I.A. records from 14,000 to 16,300 milk and from 500 to 630 oun o tter at wi .... p ds f bu f th one heifer FROSTY finishing 1~ lactation with 14,310 M. 522 B. F. in 355 days and now milking 57 pounds. Iz need fail milk you will find it at this sale. 33 Cows milking over 40 pounds with half of these near 50 to 60 pounds daffy, besides the other cows to freshen by s~it D'AIRY EQUIPMENT 400 Gallon Steinhorst Milk Tank complete; 5 Surge Milking Units with Buckets; Milk Cohtpressbr, 2 Strainers, Wash Up Vats and Other Sm~ll Articles. way. ,Stanchions and Loaden Drinking Cups for 60 cow barn. For Further Information Call the Auction Company or the Owners. TERMS :---CASH. Sale Conducted By: NORTHEI N VA. AUCTIONi CA). L. C. BOWMAN, PurceUville, Va. ED 8.7116 JAMES deBUTTS, Hamilton, Va. G! 5-41 0 O. A. GROVES & BEALE2 N, PHONE HEMLOCK LUNCH WILL BE ....