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November 17, 1966

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Sl LL UNNEEDED ITEMS FOR CASH . THE EASY WAY RENT . BUY - HIRE - TRADE EMPLYOMENT - REAL ESTATE ---OVER 25,000 READERS IN THE PROSPEROUS JEFFERSON COUNTY TRADING AREA--- 102 NO. 46 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047 CHARLES TOWN, Jefferson County, W. VA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1966 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper PRICE 10 CENTS The Ranson Park and Play- ground organization which was formed several years ago to pro- mote projects for the betterment ofthe nansen community, has now formerly received a state charter of incorporation and in compliance with the charter have elected officers and a board of directors. The board of directors named last week were: J. Kelly Lance, Jr Charles A. Slusher, Mrs. Shir- ley A. Jones, Joseph Snyder, Mrs. Street in Ranson adjacent to the property where last years Christ mas project was held. This prop- erty has now been purchased and at the present time is being re- modeled and it: is hoped to be completed by December 3rd. which is the date that this years Christmas Project will be started This new organization is again selling Christmas trees, wreathes holly, mistletoe, Wotfgang Candy and several other items of special Christmas Candies. The purpose of this organization is to eventu- RabYslusher.Propst and Hubert Edward ally procure approximately 15 The directors in turn named acres of land which will be made Lance as president, Charles Slush- available as a park and play- er as executive vice-president; ground. Officials of the organizat- : : Helen N: Slusher, secretary and ion hope that in the spring there Im im Shirley A. Jones, treasurer, will be available on the land just ,During this meeting it was de- purchased, some playground equi I,I cided to purchase the "Shenk" pment for the local children to Inn n I g a ell M.Cro D! ishe vi, "" ines stingudSer . ln Phdnpp Veteransthe first time in some plaque bears the inscription as served :is ,'o-chah'z,a ,r *he Polelan'l ii! : !iiii ili Day was appropria follow : "Dedicated in the mem- ning and erecting the flag ~" ~ ~: ========================= ":~::i,',::::::~ "~:!:!::~:::~ .* ~ :~:i:~:!:~::~:!?4:!:~i~:~:!~:~::'!,i::::!:::! ld deservedly observed in . . m the .::i~i~i~::~:~:~!~:.':.~:::.~.!~::i. ~i :~:i.' ~::i:~!~i~i~i~!~i -:i:J~i:~(i: ~:i:i:(!:::~i Town on Friday, Nov. 11, ed in t,e rY of MenArmedand WomenForces of Our plctuWh serv- and mark,re is not shown " ~~i~ :~:~:~:~%*~::~::~~:~ ::~ ':: ~ '~:~:::*::::~:*::~:*::~:::~ h the efforts of Jackson- Country." Shown in the picture Jaokson presided for the vro-I i~/ii~!~~.~~i:~i::~::~~~ ::~:.:,:~::/::. %~:~,ii:. i~.!!i~ii::~ii~::~i~!~ Post No 71, "Charles Town are: (lefl to right) - W: W. (Pap) gram hed at 11 a m Friday morn an Legion with the formal Jackson Post Americanism Ofti- ing and after relating the nur- I ~~ i cer; I.eonard Wh~tmore, Post pose of the flag pole and marker I ~~~:::~:~i~i:~;~:~::~::::~i~ :Ion of a new 50-star Ame~i ' " - ~ "" ~:*~::~ and attractive flag po e Commander Mrs. Raleigh Shaffei" introduced the Rev. Carlyle Me-[ - - -- ~ ' .>~:: ,~:~!~:!~i:~:~:~: Was placed near the en- Presmez~t of the Aux'bary; Mrs Donald, pastor" of-the Charles~ ~~~!::~!:i:~i~~::::::~:::*:::::::::~~:~/z~:i!i:iiii:i%~i~ of the Edge Hill Cemetery S. H. Stone, Past Aux;liary Presi. Town Presbyteriari Church, who~ ~e~:~:~ ~,~:~::~.*~:~::s::~:.::.:::,:: ~!~i,:~i::::::~::i:i~:~%~:ii:::.i!i;~ 'lea Town. I dent: Chap.lain Fred Dt:ckett of delivered the prayer of dedication ] the Baker V. A. Centerl near Mar- aM also the benediction; Mrs. [ ~~.~ ~.~:~,~ ~':~:#~,~*::::::~ ::. the above picture snows tinsburg who was the principal Raleigh Shaffer, president of he[ of the Legmn Post and speaker fer the M morial pro- Legion Auxiliary, who placed a ] : dedicating the new 40- gram and S. H. Stone, a past Post basket of lovely flowers in front I :: ': ~: : ~'~ ~ L r n :': d Le which has been erect- Commaned and alsj past Depart, of the marker as a gift of the J attractive concrete base . Aux iary ;ann lvir and Mrs S H has been attached a P0 ment wccco mander. James Mor- St "- -- "-" " "" "'" [ one, WhO-acceptea me flag tmle/ bronze plaque. The son, Pea+', manc,otz cer. * wno and marker on behalf of the / Tactiea Ser ean+ Jarro and Reporting Post whil ' " ion Rost and Auxiliary co-spon-- - [Crov ley, "husban ' d of the fo 'mer assigned the 805tq Tactical ,sors of the project. Also intro-/Dorothy Hockeasmith of Shenan- Control Squadron at Clark Air duced and deliverin brie re. l doah Junction and a former Well- Base in Philippines from marks were Max Brown, president, known resident of the county, June :+20, to February 28, of tin' EdgeHill Cemetery Board land son of Mr. Jack Crowley, 1966, I Iis 4;iplomatic ability and land C. F. Reininger, a veteran IRoutel, Shenandoah Junction has la.c h ndling pe onnel in slll the "been cited by the Air Force fay "the United States Air ]fof" Myyeaf and currently set distinguished and meritorious Sex Force Mission in Southeast Asia, villas s reta nd:general man Vice in the" Philippine. Islands. en abled his unit to far excel ager me emetery Sergeant Crowley, ." who is now expectations. This distinctive ser- TURN TO PAGE 8---A stationed at Bergstown' Air Force vice reflects credit upon himself --- Base in Texas with the Tactical and the United States Air Force. / . Air Command was presented the Sgt. Crowley and wife are i Air Force Commendation Medal the.parents of three children in August at cerenmnies held in Patty 14, ackie 11 and Larry 9, the efface of Colonel A. F. Riha, While attending high school in IV IV', i PIVIIUQ~ IIU . 602nd Tactical Command Group Charles Town Sgt. Crowley was An important meeting of the Commander. an outstanding baseball player, II the next week hundreds will their lives in families may bountiful Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 24. again family gatherings dinner with and all the trimmings center of attention on Day. as can be learned no have been planned for the day other Thanksgiving Day - - the annual Har- Community held at 9:30 a. m. Episcopal Church Lutheran Church also planned a Eve service m. Wednesday, Nov.23. most part, however, the observed by the cou- in a quiet manner of racing at Town Race Course the only sports event scheduled for t,l@ oanty. A public dance has been sche- duled for Shenandoah Downs race track Thanksgiving night under the auspices of the Modern Lad- ies' League. All coumy, state and federal offices, all stores, banks, schools and businesses of just about every kind except restaurants service stations, clubs etc will be closed for the day. And while stores, industries and some other bus- iness establishments will be in operation on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, some of the federal and state offices will be closed from Wednesday afternoon until Monday morning. Because of the heavy amount of traffic expected to be moving into and through Jefferson Cou- nty Corporal V. N. Breckenrich, of the Charles Town State Police, once again has urged that motor- ists drive with care and caution. of Blue Ridge Lodge No. 131, Knights of Pythias of came in for a signal honor at a recent meeting of the a certificate of recognition for the outstanding work Lodge did in promoting the national financial campaign ef Cystic Fibrosis. Coming to Charles Town to make *the of the certificate were Samuel Rutherford of Fairmont, of the West Virginia Lodge and Boyles Carter, of the State Lodge. The above picture shows of the certificate being made. They ire (left to William Gracey of Charles Town, district dep- and Edward L. Chrisman, treasurer of the Pythian Home , Nov. 17-1-t-fp. BANK HOLIDAY, NOV. 24 The three bankst listed below will NOT be open for business on Thursday, November 24th. Thanks giving Day. PEOPLES BANK OF CHARLES TOWN BLAKELEY BANK & TRUST CO BANK OF CHARLES TOWN Jefferson County Red Cross Board of Directors will be held next Monday, No~ ember 21, 1966 at 7:30 P. M. in the chapter room in the County Building. Mrs. Dan tel Yowell. chairman, request that all board zne~bers be present. The above picture shows Sgt. Crowley (le;t) being presented the medal by Col. A. Riha. The citation read "Teclmical Sergeant Tarrett M. Crowley dis- tinguished himself by meritorious service as a Crew Chief in a Con- holding down the post of catcher. He,was also an outstanding foot- ball player in high school and later prior to entering the Air Force some 18 years ago he was a catcher on the old Charles Town American Legion baseball team. problem "would be for the County Court to then appoint Mr. Skin- ner. And if he needs an appoint- ment to confirm his right to the office it only proves what I have consistently maintained: That his election is highly questionable." Wednesday again the time when the Jeffer- son County Chamber of Commer- ce honored the new teachers that came into the county's school system this year and this time the Chamber not only gave spec- ial recognition to the new teach- ers, but also paid a much deserv- ed tribute to a native son of the county - Dr. James Moler of Cha- rles Town, who has for many years been most active in "the field of education Dr. Moler, a former teacher and principal at Wright Denny School in Charles Town, is currently coordinator of education services at Shepherd College. The function was held in the Shannondale Club House. The tribute to Dr. Moler was sort of a dot~ble one, with praise going to him for not. only .his outstanding work in the field of CLOSED NOVEMBER 24th. The following places of busi- ness will NOT be open on Thurs- day, November 24th, Thanksgiv- ing Day. Customers are asked to have their needs taken care of ahead of time. PEOPLES SUPPLY SOUTHERN STATES, CHARLES TOWN COOP. Nov. 17-14.fp. night was once education, but also for his climb to the top of .the ladder in Kiw- anis work. Dr. Meier is the new president-elect of Kiwanis Inter- national. As the featured speaker on the program Dr. Meier, used as his subject "Free Enterprise," and he spoke at length on how impor- tant this is to the county, this ,tate and to the country. TURN TO PAGE 8.A ~------ 7--- -,- day the high 60 to 66. Increasing cloudiness tonight with low in the 40s. Friday mostly cloudy and mild with chance of showers and turning cooler late in the day. High in the 60s. Outlook for Sat- urday variable cloudiness and cooler. Southwesterly winds 10 to 15 MPH today and tonight 12 to 20 MPH Friday. Humidities 70 to 90 Pet. this morning 30 to 40 Pet. this afternoon 70 to 80 Pet. to- night. Drying rather~good today becoming fair to poor tomorrow. Field wot king tondltloo favor- able today becoming marginal Friday. ANNUAL SHOOTING MATCH The Harpers Ferry Bolivar Dion's Chtb will sponsor a Shoot- ing Match at Izaak Walton Grounds near Leetown, Saturday, November 19th, beginning at 1 p: m. Trap and still targets. Priz - Ham and Turkeys. Nov. 10-2t. Saturday was a big day in the history of the Harpers Ferry Job Corps Conservation Center, locat- ed in the Zoar section of Jeffer- son County, and also in the life of Sam Michaels, who formerly owned the land On which the cen- ter is located.* The occasion was the formal dedication of the Cen- ter and the paying of a special tribute to Mr. Michaels, who do- nated the 77-acres of land on which the Center has been con- structed. The tribute for Mr. Mlchaels came with the unveiling of a bust of him which had been sculptured by Thomas Burden, vocational educational instructor at the JOb Center. The unveiling came as the climaxing and closing event on the Center dedicatory program and the a,bove picture shows West Virginia's Governor Hulett' Smith (left) who was the featured speakbr for the dedicat- ory program and Michaels (right) just after the bust,t had been shown to the gatherning for the first time, The inscription on the bust states: "Placed by the Corps- men of the Harpers Ferry Job Corps Center in grateful appreci- ation to Mr. Samuel Michaels for his generous contribution of 7% acres of land which made possible the Conservation Center." Pre- sentation of the bust was made to Mr. MiChaels by Dexter Per- rata. of New York City, one of the Corpsmen. Governor Smith in addressing the some 700 persons who turned TURN TO PAGE.8 And who will move for the Court action? That is another question that there doesn't appear to be any answer for it at this time. At noon today there was no evidence that either party involv- ed in the dispute is planning to make any legal moves in the immediate future. It now appears that the next round in the battle over the offi- ce might come the morning of November 28, when the Jefferson County Circuit Court convenes in special session in Charles To-am ~BOT~I WILL ~E PRESENT When the County Court, sitting I said i as a Board of Election Canvassers Both Skinner and Morrow met Monday morning Attorney today they plan to be on hand Lee Bushong of Charles Town, when that session of Court opens Counse1 for Morrow, told the to handle the state's cases that board his client was not asking are to be presented, for any recount of the voting, but was requesting the Board of Can- vassers to disal-low the write-in votes for the office of Prosecut- ing Attorney because, he said the term of office was not stated and there was no place on the Nov. 8 general election ballot for County Circuit Court and grand the office and for voting for the iury convenes, dilemma office in the proper place. Not only has the Bushong further told the Board effected the operations of the that ff it would disallow the office of prosecuting attorney, but write-in votes John C. Skinner, it has also .drifted over into the Jr could then go directly to the office of the Clerk of the County TURN TO PAGE-8 Even if a temporary solution is reached at this session of Court. and the business of the Court is carried on, confusion could reign if an official decision has not been reached on matter when the January term of Jefferson ction. The County Court this time nlso by a norrow 3-2 vote, aut- horized a notice of election for a Prosecuting Attorney in the Nov. 8 general election to fill the un- expired term of the late John C. qkinner. And when Skinner won a sizeable plurality in the write-in vote over Morrow, the official vote being 1.331 for Skinner to 521 for Morrow. it was then up to " the County Court to decide whet- her, to accept or disregard the write-in votes for that office. Asked Write-In Not Count Court and also the Sheriff's office Especially is this true with re. spect to those matters requiring expenditure :~f county funds which have to have the. approval of the Prosecuting Attorney. Miss Emily A. M. Stanley, clerk of the County Court has, accord- ing to a reliable source, already been instructed by her legal ad- visor, not to issue any checks for any expenses which require the approval of the Prosecuting At- torney. And William W. (Bill) Whittington, county sheriff, is also faced with the same dilemma. The controversy over the office began shortly after the appoint- ment hy a 3-2 vote by the five. member Jefferson County Court ~on October 15, of Attorney Mor- row to succeed the late John C. Skinner, who died unexpectedly Oct. 12. The names of both Skinner and Morrow were presented to the County Court as being interested in the post. After the Court had named Morrow the Jefferson Cou nty Democratic executive commit tee by and 8-1 vote, and Skinner himself, immediately initiated action to have a sticker' carrying HOTEE TO OUR CORRESPOHDEHTS AND ADVERTISERS Since next Thursday, Novem- ber 24, is Thanksgiving Day, you are requested to mail your News Letters in Time for us to Receive Them Not Later Than MONDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 21st. We want our Staff to Enioy Thanksgiving Dinner too, mad we will therefore publish A DAY EARLIER -- on Wednes- day, November 23, s DVERTISERS ALSO ARE REQUESTED TO GET THEIR Copy IN by Monday November 21st for the Same Reason. We Thank You. Morrow Says His [ Solution To Problem [ [! ' It is hard to believe that four ] elected county officials, namely, I George R. Crim, E. E. Sam Henkte I James W. Milton, and Emily A. I M. Stanley, could have acted in[ the manner,they have during theI :iiiiiii ii past month. I am not surprised l i::ii:ii :ii! that they want a new Prosecuting [ Attorney. Up to now they have[ shown no intention of listening[ to the one they have. And by[ their actions they have succeeded [ in producing an all but hopeless[ situatidn ,a situation where no l one knows, or can know for[ HENRY W. MORROW JOHN C. SKINNER, JR. months to come, who the Prosecu- J ting Attorney is. Until this crisis[ (BY DON RENTTCH~ is resolved every indictment re-I turned by the grand jury - - - ifI Jefferson County, which has been confronted with more tmeetnSe "tffeaeVe a e t di re I dilemmas han any other county in the state, is faced with securing Attorney, every official I another one---two men who chum to be ofhcmlly the Prosecut- act regmred of the Prosecuting m At+ ' i" g orn y for a county which has only one such office. Attorney, will be subject to attack [ An this dile,o rna- andquesti0n for want of certaintyl p vxvu as to who the Prosecuting Attor-] solve, ney is. These four people either I AttA)rne r Henmr W Morrow h no+ did not consider tlie cost of gett-I,j ing rid of me, or concluded that[ Town, who was appointed to the office by the Jeffemon no+, ,m, ,c st to the publiCwillWOUldnow be-be I Ccainty Court and Attorney JohniC. Skinner, Jr of Charles z]n blic [Town, who won a wide plurality m a vote in the "A cat*el l stud of the atutes I general echon, held November 8, m ;le rson County, both u y st . su *sts I cannot contest the ele- I daifn they are the o ficial Attorney for the ctio n-itself since contests can only [ -ountv " : * be filed by candidates And I was T * " ' " [ he general pubbc doesn t the name of Skinner and the off- no[ a canamate, eanx, nn nan know who is And unlone i " " o, i . ess or ce ot r'roseeutmg Attorney, plae- o-as s:, # the other of them, or both, reslgn ed on the Nov. 8 election ballots nation would not remove ! from the position they claim they which had already been printed. doubts about the legati of the[hold, it could be a long time be- When the three-mem ber county , election, doubts that shared [ for anyone knows who, the real balloting commission voted unan. bv ever compet >e ent lena l authorit, y I Prosecuting. . Attorney It could imouslv, a amst such a move in West Virginia, including the be that unless Court action is,kinner than stated his intentions taken to dec de the issue the of waging an extenswe "wr te m' Attorney-General. The only way " " " " " " ' my resignation would solve the near future, campaign in the November 8 ele-