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--From The Files of The--. SPIRIT OF JEFFFERSON-FARMERS ADVOCATE By:---Mrs. June (Slusher) Bohrer 10 YEARS AGO --- 1949 This month marks the ~twenty- anniversary o.f the Jefferson Co., ~founded i,-1 Charles by J. D. YoweH to sell and Ford products. early June apple tree down Riss,ler's Unita Farm bore normal crop of early apples, at the peak of the Japanese season the tree was strip- down of it's ~foliage. New fol- came on fine tree and a sec- blooming took place. C. William ,Moore and Florence have agreed to purchase the old hospital building owned by the ,Charles Town General Hospit al on the south side of West ,Con-! cress Street, ,Charles Town. It is understood that ,the purchasers have agreed ,to pay $16,500.00 for the property. Russell N. Rouzee of Charles Town, was among those members of the Potomac Light & Power Co. from this area to receive 1'5 year service pins and certificates at the annual company dinner held i,~ Mar.tinsburg. Pickle `Hughes' 52 yard run from a deep reverse was one of the real highlights of the Panther- Now era Complete Beef Fee ing Program WIRTHMORE 32% BEEF CONCENTRATE WIRTHMORE 32% BEEF SUPPLEMENT (Pelleted with Stilbestrol) WIRTHMORE 44% BEEF MIXING FEED hese feeds are supported by exhaustive re- search, quality and service. They are designed to deliver the kind of RESULTS demanded by top beef feeders. Plan to phone or visit us TODA Y Get the facts about the COMPLETE WIRTHMORE BEEF FEEDING PROGRAM We are ready to serve you llome Ot "0 . " vet The.Top F ds Charles Town, We Va. Phone 78 & 74 ver It Eb mk, ::d .... {i'" .... :::) ,: ., .,.. ....:.. /:.. our business is | Heat specialists--that's us. We are equipped and trained to provid the best possible serv-, ice to our customers and to our community. Keeping your home comfortably warm is a personal matter with us. That's why we're glad we can offer you Atlantic's famous triple- refined heating oil, the cleanest-burning fuel you can buy. To arrange for service that you can count on--no matter when you need it--just write or call us today. DISTRIBUTOR PHONE 161-M CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Berkeley Springs homecoming game here. The li,ttle "wonder boy" of Coach "Zip" ,Lorenz caw reallly scoot with that pigskin. DIED:tMarlin L. Funkhouser of Pasagoula, "Mlss., brother of R. J. Funkhouser of Charles Tow~; Franklin Luther Shreck died at Kearneysville; Mrs. Kate Bradford Johnson colored at her home on S. West Street. MARRIED:In .the Central Pres- byterian Church in Chambersburg, Pa. by the Rev. ,M. Wr Riddle Mrs. Anne Catherine Jones, daughter of ~Mrs. Ada ,Moler and the late Dudley ~&oler of Bakerton and Rowland Austin, son o.f the late ,Mr. and Mrs. Preston Austin of Ch&m~bersburg. In 'the E. U. B. Church Miss Elsie Snyder, Charles Town Road became the bride of ~V/r. James RiChard Shiley of Mid- dleway. A marriage license was issued in 'Frederick, Md. to Lewis ,M. Ken- hey and Miss Norton L. 6mallwood both of Harpers Ferry; also a licen se was issued ,to Mr. Albert L. Hen ry, Jr. Berryville, Va. and ,Miss A1 ma V. ,Hough, Shenandoah Junc- tion. Mx. a~ud Mrs. Ollie Levi of Berry ville, Va announce the engage- men't of their daughter Dorothy Elizabeth of J~mes William Dunn son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dunn of Summit Point. 20 YEARS AGO --- 1939 Abner RisMer of Charles Town and Miss Eva Lee Jones of Har- pers Ferry were chosen ,prince and princess from Jefferson County to the 5th annual Apple Festival in Martinsburg. DIED:At her home near Sum- mi't Poi,n,t, Mrs. Frank M. Gruber li,felong resident of this county; in Phil., Pa. ~hospitat, A. `Hunter Willis a native of Middleway; at the home of her daughter Mrs. Joh,~t R. Lewis, S. Church St., Mrs. f I ,THANKS FOR OUR MIRACLE DRUGS? Spectacular advances in the field of medicine are a boon to your health. We place at your doctor's command, any of the new- est pharmaceuticals. NICHOLS and STUCK PHARMACISTS Phone 173 Charles T fi, W. Va, Yours For Good Health PITTS CHARLES WASHINGTON THEATRE RANSON, W. VA. Matinee Saturday & Sunday 3:00 P. M. Night 7:00 & 9:00 P. M. Children 25c - Adults 50c Wednesday - Thursday and Friday November 4, 5 and 6 Saturday - November 7 S Cot~eJIJL ~TI;I~E -- m Sunday -Monday - Tuesday November 8, 9 and 10 C0LOR. Sunday Shows:--3 & 8 P. M. Wednesday and Thursday November 11 and /12 "2" BIG HITS! COLOR by DELUXE PLUS-- or ROBIN Margaret B. GriffRh. The Rev. E. Richard Simms was appointed pastor of the Camp Hill M. P. Church to succeed the l~te Rev. C. M. Compher. The Jefferson Players elected officers for the coming year as Col lows: President Tim Sinn; vice- president, Temple "Merchant; Secy Treas., Carrie Lee Strider; Co- Directors Tod Dudrow and Mrs. Martin; Publicity Manager Elmse Link. 'Miss Helen Louise Baldwin of Washington, D. C. granddaughter of the la,te Mr. and Mrs. Webb Baldwin of Charles Town was mar ried to 'Linton L. Trego of Colum bia, S. C. 30 YEARS AGO -- 1929 The little world series with the Leetown and PAppon baseball clu~bs contending for honors end- ed wi~h Rippon winning in a score of 12--9. The decisive game was ,played in a ballpark near Win- chester a,nd was witnessed by a crowd estimated at 2,000. DIED:At her home four miles northwest of tow-n, Mrs. Clayton May; at her home in Middleway, Mrs. Mary ,M. Nicely, widow of Henry ~Nicely. James M. Propps, well known carpenter in this vicinity died sud denly while engaged at work on a ]ew residence Ior Mr .~and Mrs. lohn Y. "MoDo,nald, 3 miles north- ast of town. Jordan & Wysong negotiated the ,sale of Belvedere the 'farm of the late Thomas H. Bates, a mile southeast of %own to County Corn missioner C. H. Moore. An option was purchased on the ~farm of A. L. Props, ormerly own ed by ,the late Daniel Getzendan- ner, % mile west of Kearneysville for use as a ,suqastaUc~n of ~he ~State College of Agricul'ture. W. Harvey Hill ,bough, t the dwell ing of the late Charles `H. Smith on W. Washington St. at public sale at a ~bid of $2300. 40 YEARS AGO -- 1919 DIED:At the home ~f her son at Kearneysvi.Ue, Mrs. Elizabeth ~uhrman. Melton Rose and Alex Lanham, of Charles Town enlisted in the ,Navy with a recruiting officer who came to town for t)hat purpose. 50 YEARS AGO -- 1909 The floors of the cold storage 1plant of C. L. ~obins~n Ice Co. in ,Ranson ,collapsed under Vhe wei- ght of 12,000 barrels of apples DIED:At,~her home in Charles Town, ~VIlss Sue Carroll Eby; at the home of his brother,-in-law near Winchester, Va. Charles L. Carroll, a native of near Fairmont ,his county. MARRIED:In ,the Catholic ghur .h of ~t. Joan Batiste, New York, dinner and a surprise baby shower :in honor of Mrs. James ~lue from Shenandoah Junction, ~hose at- itending from LeeCawn were Mrs. J. S. Locke, iMrs. John Gardner, Mrs. Victor Blue and daughters Kitty and Vicki. iMrs. Robert Blue of Charleston, W. Va. spent last week visiting her mother, "Mrs. Dmsy Friars. Mrs. Marion Blue visited her m~ther Mrs. Phil Perks on Friday, as ,Mrs. Phil Perks was a patie~ut. in the Winchester Memorial Hos- Maphis of Shenandoah Junction ,Mr. and Mrs. Allen Custer and daughter of Charles Town were visitors on Sunday wibh ,Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brewer a~d $amily. Mr. and Mrs. Grover Wilson and dauthter Karen of Pa. spent the weekend with ~V~rs. Wilson's parents WIr. and Mrs. I. E. More- land. Mr. and ,Mrs. Ernest Slusher, Jr. and daughter, Gaff visited ,Mrs. Slusher's parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ;Moreland in Ransom Sun- day afternoon. Mr. Moreland has been a patient in the Charles Town General Hospital. Messers Lee Oemory, Lyle Tabb and John Gray were pal.lbearers for Clarence McHenry, who was buried in Gi,lmer, W. Va. on Fri- day, October 23, and traveling with them were Mrs. Demory, ~VIrs. Tabb and Roy. Williams. P~ev. Williams had a very impressive service in the small village Church. ,Mrs. Beulah ~VIcHenry is spend- ing some time with her sister in Frank, Pa before returning Co Jefferson counkv. Her son Carl is spending some time with Mr. and 'Mrs. John Gray and/tamily so he ca,u attend school. The Leetown Willing Workers 4-'H Club veil,1 meet Friday night November 6 at the school house. Sunday a~fternoon visitors with Mr, and ~VIrs. Charles ,Owens and 'boys were Mrs. A. D. Jones, WEss Dorothy Jones and Larry Jones. Women 0[ Moose Hold Business Meeting The Women of ~he Moose, Chap ter 1028, Charles Town held their regular business meeting at the Moose Home Tuesday, Oct. 27 with Mrs. Mamie Lancaster, Sen- ior Regent call,ing the session to order at 8 p. m. After the Four-Fold D~tion, minutes of previous meeti,n~s were read by Pr~tem Recorder, Mrs. Gertrude Prain. A gift was presented to "Mrs. Phyllis Propps, Junior Graduate Regent, by College of Regents Chairman, Mrs. Gertrude Prain in ity Committee and Mrs. Gertrude Pra,in gave a talk on the College of Regents. ,Mrs. Phyllis Propps, a~tended Vhe Convocatio~u m Winchester, Va. Sunday to receive her "green beanie". Mrs. Ann Getzendanner, Miss Audrey "McCarty and Mrs. Bessi@ Tom~blin, also atended the Convocation at ,the War Memorial Hall in ~Winchester, Va, Sunday, Oct. 25. I,uvit~tions ,to ~ttend the Star Recorder Day at Piedmont on Nov ember 8 and Grand Regents Day ,~t Wheel,lug, November 15 have ,been accepted ,by the local 'chap- ter. The doorprize was won by Mrs. Georgia Racer and ~he Good of the Chapter prize was won by Mrs. Maznie Lancaster. The Chapter adjourned to meet agai,u Tuesday, November 10th wi,th Library Chairman, F_~ta John son in charge of the Chapter Night Program. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON rAe. RS ADVOCATE5 B THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1959 FOR YOUR CALL CHARLES TOWN 899 OR VISIT OUR PLANT AT MILLVILLE, W. VA. U. S. Chuz~ches and synagogues listed a record membership of 109,557,741 persons in 1958. This amounted to 63 per cent of the Copulation, Millville Plant No. 899 Charles Town Martinsburg Plant AM 7-8955 I II I I 1 (AND DoEs SHE HATE IT D Yes, Monday is Mother's Day... Every Monday, Mother knows that it's her day to do the family laundry .. and does she hate it! Well, does she hate it in your home? She won't if she knows that the family's clothes will be washed without her having to slop around in dirty water! Take away this mess and you take the "blues" out of washday for Morn. An automatic electric washer does the mess and work out of washdays, you know. Y[iss Rosa McGlone, formerly of appreciation of :her ,cooperation ::~ Bolivar to Thomas J. "Meredi)h of and support. Mothed t pops the c}o hes into the machirm, sets ol e Prince William County, ,Va.,~ sey,' Co-workem,Mrs. GertrudeMrS" Prain,VirginialMrs.Dr'El dial and~ just "sets*'t(';")~ 70 YEARS AGO --- 1889 ~aine Mahone, Mrs. Catheri,ne Felt MARRIED:Near Harpers Ferry I ner ,and Miss Catharine Writ,t at- by the Rev. C. O. Isaac, Harry|tended t.he Convocation at Fair- Allthe dirty clothes are soon fresh and clean and ,Hoke of Frederick County, Md.[mont, W. Va. Sunday, Oct. 25. and Miss Fannie Cockerel; In [Mrs. Dorsey served on the hospital ~ Mother has found extra time to be with her famil . .Richmond, Va. by the Roy. Moses ]~- D Hoge, T omas Clairbornei --='m '" " "m l Green of Charles Town and Miss / R D A ~ ~ g -- ~l Go on, turn Mondays into fun days for Mother... Take Lucy H. Harris of Hanover Coun-[~ ~ ~ i a. ,t ~- ~[ ty, vs. another step into the All-Electric Future and get an 60 YEARS--AG--O-- 1899|~/~ " rmung'FrW rapping aper rroaucmand" elRi automatic washer from your local electric appliance MARRIED:-In Charles Town by| ~ TOTem, Tmsues, ~ags, ~| dealer or the the Rev. Mr. Hesher, Adam Bow-/M l,n~k~ ~.nnli~ O I ,man to , iss Emma ane Easter-/S s l ,day both of Charles Town. i - --. ..... --. .... O DIED: I,u Tallahassee, Florida,]~ ASk ~(our Dealer Mrs. Eliza F. Courtney hal.f sister[[~ t_L*--L..-- ~ .... ~-- ~[ ) of Mrs. N. B. Conklyn o,f thisJ~ AnTllc]m rdpcr t0. @i c~'~teY"spring @'arm" of 168 acres [ ~ ~RS~T~O~W~, ' o MaD'n l ' near ,Charles Town ~as sold by~ ...... a ......... ~[ S. Howell Brown to J. W. Roberts |~~ for $51.60 ,per acre. John Baumgardner of Adams ,County, Pa. bought a tract of land containing 125 acres, north of fine Hg, rpers Ferry Dike from D. B. Lu- res ~for $60 per acre. By Mrs. Mary Bruce Furr Deferred From Last Week ~chievement Day Dinner Oct. 27 Achievement Day Dinner was announced ~for Jefferson County for Tuesday, October 27, at the Camp ~i'll IMethodist Church in ,Harpers Ferry at 6:30 p. m. The guest speaker will be Mrs. Earl ff-Iayes, Sta~e President of West Virginia ~Iome Demonstration Council and :also the F-,ducati0nal Tour of ~ew York $or November 5-6-7 was announced at the home of iMrs. J. ,l~r.ank Gardner in Cha rles Town When the Leetown Farm Womans Club met there on iWednesday ~fternoon, October 21. There were 11 members and (me :guest ,present . , ~ . I Mrs. David Bell haa 'charge oi the meeting as the president, was absent Mrs. Brat|ha read the :'~ripture .from Psalms. The min- utes of the last meeting were read and ,the ,treasurer's report was given: The ,club members had a silent mectita~ion and a prayer by 'Mrs. M K. Bowers in memory of a deceased member, Mrs. Laura Van ~Metre. A slate of officers presented by the ~omin~ting committee were-- Pres., Mrs. William Harris, Vice pres., ~Mrs. Charles Owens, ~ec., IMrs. Bratina, Treas., Mrs. Mary Bruce ~rr, al! were officers from last year except the vice president. "Care of ~he Feet, Selection of ~hoes," was tlie club lesson, Mrs. 'Mary Bruce Furr, told the .club women; treat your feet right, they do a most important job 'for you. They are responsible for arrying ,the weig~tt of your body wherever you go, and sho~ or hose should ;be changed everY day, shoes sev- eral ~imes a day for comfort, high heels worn for dress only, never ~buy a shoe to tight, that causes corns b~,uions ,and callouses .and are very painful. Wax is a good ,cleaner for leather and vinegar for patent ,leather. The hostess, .assisted by her daughter Mrs. Charles Langdon served delicious refreshments dur- ing ,the social hour Next meeting will ,be an all day meeting at ,the home of Mrs. C. E. Hann in Charles Town on Wed,nesday, Nov. 18, with a pot ]uek dinner, each member to :furnish a dish. ' I Mrs. Frank Clapham enter- rained ~aturday with a turkey Hoover Uniforms Custom Made Suits For Men and Women Uniforms of All Kinds A SMALL DEPOSIT PLACES ANY ORDER! Buy Direct and Save! |' F. ~ff/E Phone Shepherdstown 2-301 After 5:00 P. M. Make Your Home Your Shopping Center . . . Write or Phone, We'll Bring Sam- ples to you! Fe. 19-tf. E. L. McDONALD, JR., AGENCY INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE Mason Building Phone 735 Charles Town, W. Va. \ Rm'~e~t~| THE "tRAVELERS. I I I I IIIII 1~* B)O, ,, Inexpmaslve Too I THERE IS ONLY ONE FLEX-0-GLASS Made By Warp Bro~. Chicago 5| V/orld'a tmrgeat Producers of Pit !*i Window Materiah-.~Since 1924 t