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October 31, 1968

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EVERY CITIZEN SHOULI~ ~,fL, r i~ 1844 Re Newspaper Charles Town, Ranson West VnrCma Grew Up Wnth 1968 m ~ immmm~~ m~ m ~ m mmmmmnimmn in ~ i j 104 NO. 44 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), W. VA. THURSDAY, OCTOBER '31, 1968 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper PRICE - 10 CENTS otelrs Faq:e Mail lr+ Decisions Tuestlay; School B )n s,;ue 01he Of Them ' ~) h IT " " !" Ie " " " Inr, Th= n p m Ichrr f o Gzve El c Lm )n Curl Scout Fun r, szde ,ltzal, Congressional, EVade mmmq mE 4/ u.wll mllm evm ,lq, v I . Ih ;, DA Im, I. I ""' " " ' q' = n P n . - I Returns True sday I lefferson Cou IStzte, ,ou Races Should ear t;alls rl),r rar(lr --I I I ,+ ' Once again Tuesday night as siring to obtain the results, to ,~h ~ ~,~,+, IIAIn " ,has been customary in the past leither listen tothe radio broad- ~.*."~ "*'."~"" o~ ? '~""*:~- ~wmmae T(' BI nng Out Voters I::+ "m A I. n m mm + Ithe voting from the returns inicasts, or obtain them via the|~I ~ ~da;undd~ee/ hUnaae~| At i the general electi n will be tab" I public address system t be erect'ly Y' I --" '" !nmtlr ulated at the S irit of Jefferson ed outside the radio station those directing the dr~ve, are.up- Just five m(n'e days from today unhl Tuesday, Novem ,e, i I Office in Charle~ Town and then This newspaper has once again pea~lLng |or public suppor~ of ~l~is 5, the day when citizens of Jefferson County will be called ' d'l ni IF I reported to the general public Ibeen fortunate in obtaining poll iV'~~" ~,;,~ . 1 uPon to make'many clmcial decisions in the votin booth ]] i" . M Brooks, manage, of e--- via Charles Town Radm stahon workers m the 25 county pre- " : -- the General Telephone Company And while for the most part It is beheved that most Jeffer- " er as soon a+ they are available, cruets to report the results to the li ~ +o o,+o oo. + o co. ev Food m. i And since the results are being I Spirit of Advocate offme either son Countlans have already made theu decisions n .t ge than 500 Democrats and assert. ~tself, cast off ~t s ruoo ~s directing the business sohcztat ' ~'+ " " o wha n of Re ubhcans ake,stand n 0 g p o. ~- o -$ r broadcast, the Sp~r't] of Jefferson by telephone, or m person as mn ana mrs L~onald ~m~n zs m wll ~g from as far away as 100 for law and order and Con~itu- I . .- ] |charge of "the Shepherdstown they plan to do on elect|on day, still the campm~mnff 1 or mo e f'lle he S ar i a -overnment" B d declar Will no~ announce mem over any soon as mey nave been coumeu - r,) d t t - ton 1 ~,- Scb .le I h,o ~aa ~mo~ ;, ,~+1, +h ~,+~ A,a [Home Dtvision'solicitation. go on mght up to and through Tuesday until the polls are s ~:rratCeckatto neShenand3i~h ed. - [ v" ~ [these~ r~po~'s~'com'e'"in an~d"a~ [. Mre. C ar~oSrSet~rF#eSrhead~# 3 closed and the job of counting the votes is started. r P Y CITED PROGRESS wfl be broadcast ar~v xn a p s ry esday night But this .time ~#~} ~[ LIW~] ~ff[~ [ .And because of. the fact that [tabulated they ~1 aid of Mrs Robert Horn m Boil The invasions of Jefferson County by candidates seeking, is . . tnen ~enator ~yru mrneo zrom ~,-- .-. v, v aoai~ionai space Will De require~ trom mis office ~ince me OallO~ " " + ' Democratm politmans +~ +-,'s wrongs and nrob I / +- ~^- +~ ivar and Mrs. Archie F~azen in d]strmt, state and natmnal offices has now been completed s they had come to lend lems to the good things which,Food Stampscan, beboughtat I ulating, reporting and broadcast- ] May Primary election, it is ex-| Harpers Ferry ~ . and from here on the politicking will be left entirely to the -plmr~ coo, anu nezp to vm " e u,= dw~,~u. ,~u,~y ~,uu o,~, mrs Anurew tiuerin, narles . " . and not a thoroughbred race ohveeSafe hpadstb~nyaeD maPonl]d~h! Ofofjeefrom20N, ov~mber l~u~h~t~u~] Mgn~fstha~krnegU~t~att~rmna~a~[ P~lctined~na~iJheg~t~h~:~r~e[T~, chp~anasm~th~l~Olnlo~ng btndl~:::: for local offices and those promoting the speeml ':~i D~tlm!l:yhir~YC Whun~t~ ~'!il;hn;!~:ii:~n~gde!~r/s~i~vSy of Celebrat on Charter I With So Many School Heeds - ounty affair, with dele- deservesrec rd Ofyouthe pastfx,ytW decades " . f 11 1 68 114. . . " " ," . " t " IS ue V t m from Berkeley, Morgan, r a'th our trust four working days o "",Edgar Whiting, Mrs Cre~ghton i~r' Ham shire and Mineral ;= " " he 68, 11-6.68, and 11-7-68, durmgl Mnddlewa Met h0dnst~~ii~~~/Church Propps, Mrs Miller D,ginazlo, ~~?n~o~iS S 0 mg iii 160 Percent Votes can also be taken ~ the home Purpose and the L;tany of Put e mn He ; 1 reached a h; o n m e ~a~rial candidate flying in er education vocational training " . 'n. " . ,#.~ v;.~:~'c~ ~ ;a~,+ . " . ~" for Charles Town R g" w'l "gh p i t" J fferson saying whether they favor, or Charleston to deliver the for the -o~'~; federal insuranc~ If further intorma~ion is neea . ,~-~: ,2 =~, ~, ? ~ pose me memoers came two oy be assisted by Robert'Turner, County. And it is now quite pos- oppose the $3,135,000 school jm. d tmlb= ,f thp ni~hf - - .~- ~" ed, Workers are at the office man me meeting, ana. pre~n~ea two to sign the new cnarter in Donald Cline "Bill Kline, l~ichard sible the voter turnout could be provement bond issue which has ;~=,~:~',"~,(~:+~,~m ~ r+i~anK2e~p~ s~s:s'~r~?~f',v~r: located in the Mason Building the. meditation, :'Breaa ot ~.lte-. ~he keeping of Mrs. Joseph Bar- Riley, John' Wyndam, Donald greater than in both the 1960 and been called for by the Jefferson ,: L~. ou~ + ~ .~. $,~ y.~ f~"V2'" "'~o-"':'~ ?:.:- ~, -~ ' ?i~. and questions can also be direct- .A mat ot was ptacea on nes and Mrs. William Abshire. AS Smith, Archie Smi, th, Lee Gruber 1964 Presidential election years County Board of "Education. The ~jav~ ~antah3areS:rfm ~3 ~U~e~eS w~o [in;mPc~Y~t'~ons ~and ed to .Worker's by calling 725- .me.altar anu iz WaSsS~eOUn~eea they sang "God of Grace and Goa and Creighton Propps. In the 1960 election a, total of 72- Board and a county-wide Citizen s's ,~ +~ v n~,+ .~ +~ ~ i na stron~9532. wy ,me. zngre~emsa t Y . of Glory they proceded two by Ranson team captain helping percent of the county s registered Advisory Committee, comprised ~,~,~ ~ ~, ~ ~ ~, presemea ~y mrs. ~mmn ros~on two to the fellowship room wneee voters took the time and trouble of some 100 persons from all sec Mrs. Grocer Dunlap, Mrs. Her- thepastor, Rev. Glenn F. Stevens to vote, While in 1964 the percent tions of the county, agreed some States, was definitely the of the speech-making, ~ith Byrd going more in de- to why the Democratic deserve~ to be vietoHou than the other two economic expansion in the cou- ntry which has lead to real pro- sperity. And in his closing remarks he said th:~, despLe some p:oblems and faults prevalent in the coun- try, this is still the most progress- ive and richest country in the world and that the Democratic party can take credit for this and can win in Tuesday's election of the theme of prosperiLy alone. Sprouse told the group that while he has been speaking out on the issues and problems con- fronting West Virginia today, his opponent has been speaking in generalities. Sprouse said he has been going across the state spell- ing out his program for progress, but his opponent has been taking the negative approach in his campaigning, having now revert- ed to+a 'smear" campaign. Congressman Staggers a 1 s o lauded the past record of the Democratic party and called for party unity and support of the Democratic ticket Tuesday. Other state candidates who TURN TO PAGE 8--A trees and "Hello Florida" in the other. Mr. and Mrs. Horowitz express. ed appreciation for the affair and the pleasure they have enjoyed as members of the club. Mr. and ~Vlrs. Horowitz and Miss Howard are leaving early in November for Fort Lauder- dale. Fla where they will make their home at the Sunrise Towers The above picture shows Mrs. Horowitz, with the certificate she was presented by the Club. Mr. and Mxs. John Hough, the latter president of the Civic Club .~nd Mr. ~orow ~z. Bryd opened his re- a stinging denunciat. contempt for the law, ris- and growing welfarism nation today. He said the big city press has en- libe~ne and demon who would break all con- and defy all auttmrity. spineless government has the Carmichaels and Browns, the revolution- and the rebels, the rioters molotov cocktail throw- said. Respect for law and been trampled into the instruction and author both the Bible and the have been ignored, campuses have become and a libertarian Court has pampered to the extent that the States Senate has had to ,of the Ranson Civic ltt~nbering about 25, paid to three of the organizat- menibers on Sep- at a farewell party the club home in Ranson. were Mr. and Mrs. IIorovitz and Miss Janet Club members presented guests wRh life time certificates in the Mr. John Hough mak- Presentations. There was decorated cake the farm which they "Good o,v" side, g p~o, ~, path Committee For OfE To Meet At e lown. urch The annual meeting of tl~ Committee for the Problems of the Elderly (COPE} wilt be held Wednesday, November 6 at 8:00 at the Shepherdstow~ Presbyter- ian Church. This group, which is working to establish a county-wide facility for the elderly in or near Shep- herdstown, has been in existence for a year under the leadership of ,Dr. Albert J. Schwartz of Lee- town, president. Reports will be made of the accomplishments of the first year Plans will be made for an acceler ation of activity during 1969, and members of the Board of Direct- ors will be elected. All those inter ested in the development of such an old people's home, residence, or nursing home, or a combinat- ion of the three are invited to attend. man Cross and Mrs. Jesse Frye. "Our Heritage. of Histo.ry from Mrs. Georgia Pearl, Chestnut Hill News Correspondent Is III Mrs. Georgia Pearl who has served this newspaper as the Chestnut Hill correspondent for neary fifty years, is a patient in the Charles Town General Hospi- tal, having entered there last week. Mrs. Pearl's Chestnut Hill news items won her much favor- able comment from readers of this newspaper from coast to coast and on many occasions they would take the time to write and tell us how much they enjoyed "Aunt Georgia's Chestnttt Hill items". Until she recovers the Chestnut Hill news items will be missing from our regular issues and we regret this very much. An application has been filed by the Steering Committee of the West Virginia Department of Mental Health with the Federal Government for funds for the es- tablishment of a Comprehensive Mental HeaRh Center in the Eastern Panhandle area, mem- bers of the Jefferson County As- sociation for Mental Health were told at the October meeting. The location of the Center has not been determined, and it is ex- pected that the application will be returned for modifications as plann, ing goes ahead fgr this in- patient and outpatit~nt treat- ment facility which will serve Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. Reports were made at the meeting of the Jefferson County Association on the September meeting of the West Virgin,ia As- sociation for Mental Health, held in Huntington Mrs. H. H Hun- ter, president of the local asso- ciation; Miss Linda Jameson, VISTA volunteer; and Mrs. Laird Marshall of the Department of Public Welfare, ~ttended the Huntington meeting on behalf of the local group. Miss Jameson said that Dr. Dale Farabee, Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, Frankfort, Ky said that Ken- tucky now has 19 Co~nprehensive Mental Health Centers. She also stressed the importance of planned after-care treatment of mental patients, quoting Dr. Farabee as saying that in Ken- tucky "after-care begins when the patient enters the hospital." Mrs. Hunter, who with Mrs. Marshall toured Barboursville State Hospital en route to the Huntington meeting, quoted Dr. Mildred Bateman, head of the Oe- partment of Mental Health, as saying that there is $30,000 in a chilarship fund for careers in mental health. Students inter- ested in this field could apply for scholarship help in training. Mrs. Marshall said she was very impressed with the stand, ing of the local Association in compari- son with other such associations in the state, and particularly its high level of activities. She spoke of the excellent community support of the Bell-Ringer fund raising campaign. She said, This county is achieveing some- thing many other counties are striving for: the acceptance of m~ental illness as an illness and use of referral services." Mrs. Marshall closed her re- marks by reading an original poem in honor of Mrs. Hunter's indefatigable services in behalf of mental health, entitled, "The Unsinkable Jess." The Association voted to seek to obtain 24 footstools for pa- tients with vascular illnesses in mental the state hospitals, par- ticularly Barboursville State Hos- pital. Mrs. Marshall is to explore presided over the Agape (Love Feast), which was a very impress ive fell +mp The ~usic ~* the service was in, charge of Mrs. Ernest Watson church organist, and included bOth instrumental and congregat tonal hymns, ~auble, Mrm *E. +3. Jenkins, Mrs. Robert Ott, Mrs: Charles O~Ban-' non, Miss Joyce Ott, Miss Gal]~ Costello, Miss Sharon Pulse, Mrs. Mary Bowers and.+ Mrs. Walter Smallwood. 9 Witches, goblins and black cats, will be on the prowt tonight (Thursday) in Charles Town and Ranson. And so in all probability will hundreds of masqueraded youngsters. And it better be only the youngesters, and not those over 12 years of age, because the -Charles Town Council at it's last meeting voted that the night of +October 31, would be the only night in the community of Char- les Town for %rick" and "treat- ing." And the Council further ruled that only children 12 years of age and under, are permitted to go Hailowe'en parading. And the curfew on all Hallowe'ening has been set for 10 p. m. This year in contrast to other years when the Charles Town Woman's Club staged a suprevis- ed Hallowe'en celebration replete with a big parade and all, no special observance of the season of the year has been arranged. The only planned program for this Hallowe'en is the solicitation by some children of Charles Town and Ranson for UNICEF. And this was done on Wednesday night, OCt. 30 under the mLspices of the Church Women 'United. Under this program children from various churches in the eom muntties of Charles Town and Ranson, dressed up in the tradit- ional Halowe'en costumes and visited homes in small, supervis. ed groups and instead of treats of candy, apples, cookies, etc they asked for pennies, n+iekels and dimes to be used in support- ing the work of the United Nat. ion's Children's Fund. age dropped back to 68.6 percent. There are 9,869 registered vote rs in the county, 7,558 Democrats 2,166 Republicans arid 145 Inde. pendents and it is expected that about 7,0000 of them will exer- cise their voting privileges. . Two factors which could bring out a record Tuesday vote are the special school bond issue in the county, and the fact that this time for the first ~ime, the Re- publican party in the county has a partial slate of candidates on the ballot. The polls in the county's 26 precincts will be open from 6:30 a. m. until 7:30 p. m. and it is expected that enough of the job of counting the vote will be com pleted and reported to this news paper wRhin a few hours after the polls are closed to at least give a clear trend of ,how most of the races will go. With three candidates on the ballot this .~ime in the president- ial race, plus five candidates on the Republican ticket, and two special constitutional amdnd- ments to be voted on, the job of counting the votes is expected to take a little longer than in past general presidential elections. The two constitutional amend- ments which the voters will be asked to make decisions on are one authorizing the legislature to issue and sell state bonds in the amount of $350,000,000 for the building and construction of free state roads and highways; and another for the purpose of chang ing the+ budget making procedu- res now followed in the sta~e. Dates Set For Well. Child Conferences In Jefferson county m, Dates for the monthly Well- Child conferences to be held in Jefferson County in November were dnnounced this week by Dr. Earl D. Allara, M. D. I-realth of- ficer for the Jefferson County Members of the Charles Town Health Department. Downtown Retail Merchants As- The monthly Well Child Con- soceiatioa, met recently and map ference will be held in Shepherds- ped plans foi" the fast-approach- town at the War Memorial Build- ing Christmas shopping season ing on Monday, November 4, be- and also staging the annual pre- tween 1 and 2 p.m. Christmas parade on the nigl~t of In Harpers Ferry at the Camp December 9.' Hill Methodist Church basement Mrs. O. S. Bloom, who has dlr- on Wednesday, November 6, be- ected the Christmas parade in tween 1 and 2 p.m. past years, will again be the par- In Charles Town at the County Building on Thursday, November 7, between 1 and 2 p. m. ade director, with Miss Susan Rissler, as co-chairman. Members of the committee planning the parade which will get underway at 7 p. m. are as follows: Nicholas Carson, Don Clendening, Mr. Harry Blackford, Mr. Jim Brand, Mr. Joe Christian, Mrs. Emma Watson, Mrs. Jean Gore, Mrs. Barbara Benner, Mr. W. A. Wil- cox, Mrs. Mary Adams, and Mr. George Vickers. There will be a committee meeting on November 4 at 7:30 p. m. at ~he New Central Restanr- the possibilits of various eammu. nity groups supporting this. Mrs. Hunter announced that Operation Bar~ta Claus, aiding paients in state mental hospitals at Christmas with gifts, will be sponsored by the Junior Wom- an's Club this year. The next meeting was set for Nov. Ii at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Kern. ant to make further plans for the event. The Christmas season will be ushered into Charles Town on November 29 with the Christmas lights being turned on for the first time. The Retail Merchants also announced that the stores in Charles Town would remain open until 9:00 p. m. beginning Dec- ember 6. I*o~m~o.~ll*O4~l~o.q~ll~.( ),~gl~ O,~lml Sunny with more than 90 per- cent sunshine today the highest tempeatures 66 'to 72. Fair not as cold tonight with the lowest tem- peratures 38 to 44. Friday mostly sunny with more than 75 percen! sunshine and warmer with the highest temperatures in the 70's. Winds variable 5 to 10 MPH to, day and toaighL time ago that the people of Jef- ferson county should be asked for this money so it Will be po~ible for the Schovl Board to c~rry out a major improvement and e~pan. sion program of the county's school system. But in voting on this issue. approval of it by just a bare maj- ority of those casting their bal- lots Tuesday will not be enough. At least a 60-persent anajority is needed for the Bond program to be approved. For nearly a year now the Citizen's Advisory Committee in conjunction with the BOard of Education having been studyi~t~ and planning what they believe to be a comprehensive building program and-in the past few months they have been meeting with all kinds of groups and organizations in the county ex- planning the program and seek- ing support for it. "The School Bond issue is prob ably the most important educat- ional program ever to face voters of Jefferson County" stated Shir- ley M, Hunt, Chairman of the Citizens Advisory Council, Jeffer- son County must pass the School Bond if we are to progress m education+ We must have better educational facilities and this is only possible through the passage of the School Bond," tIunt said. The School Bond would provide funds for three new elementary schools, a new +high school and additions to three other elemen- tary schools Harpers Ferry Will receive a new elementary school to replace "the present school which is very old and in contrast need of re- pairs. The new school will be located in the Alstadts Hill area and "~ill house .~tudents from Harpers Ferry, Bolivar, Millville, Bakerton and Halltown. A new. elementary school will be built on the Summit Point Road about one quarter of a mile f~om the Wheatlan~ intersection. This new school will serve Kable. .town, Rippon, Summit Point and Middleway. A new elementary school will be built near Bardane to serve Leetown, Kearneysville, Bardane and Shenandoah Junction. Most of the schools in these areas are two and three class," room structures where a teacher has to teach two and three grades at the same time. The number of class rooms in the Ranson elementary school will,be doubled. At the present time this school is very over crowded with a combination of the fifth and sixth grades meet- ing one end of ~the cafateria. Additfons Shepherdstown Blue Ridge Large and much needed addit- ions will be made to the Shep- herdstown and Blue Ridge Ele- mentary Schools. Both of these schools are over crowded. In addition, re. source center~, for every in the county. TURN TO PAGE 8- -A il +i i+