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November 19, 1959

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--From The Files of The-- SPIRIT OF JEFFFERSON-FARMERS ADVOCATE By:--Mrs. June (Slusher) Bohrer 10 YEARS AGO --- 1949 in t,he November is- ,the Spirit of Jefferson-Ad- shows Char~les Town's fay- "Topsy" and her care- Roderick and his ghley l:boderick, Sr. girls entered in the Town Lions "Harvest Lime & Stone Co. at resumed production of re stone on nearly a full sche plant had not been on for 5 weeks because of of orders caused by steel or~e of the most suc- seasons in history of the Jackson-,Perks Post American Legion of Char was host to members of team and their guests The Charles Town team was honor- Wi~tHam Benson Casteai died at his home near Mt. Mission; Wil- liarn Ernest Barron, " Jefferson County farmer died at his home in Zoar. MARRIED:In Martins~urg ,by the Roy. Robert L. Ba'rtlett, Miss Ctarice Stau~bs, d'.aughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Staubs, Maple burst to Mr. l~rederlck Ryan, son of Mrs. ,l~lorence Ryan, Charles Town. 20 YEARS AGO -- 1939 ed at the banquet and Ossie Blue- The Jefferson County Rifle and ge, former Major League Star was Pistol C}ut) of Charles Town was .the guest speaker, granted a vharter by the Nabional Jaames D. Sites, Charles Town R&fle Associ,ation of Ameri~. 04, resident, was chosen by the Char les Town City ,Council ~o fill ~he unexpired term of Bernie Johnson as a member of the Council at the regul,ar meeting of that organizat- ion. When Don Phillip's Shepherd College Ra,ms invade Washington, D. C. Saturday to play Ga~'laudet they'll be shooting for more than just another vi,ctory over the Washin,gton te ~arn. They'll be shooting for the best record of any football tea~m in the C ol~lege's Lhistory. Harry Barker a visitor to this department told us t~he Ferry Tig ers will be no pushovers for the Pan~hers on TuTkey Day. DIED:John Henry Magaha, re- tired merchant of Charles Town; SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMZRS ADVOCATE Y, NOVEMBER 19, 1959 VALUABLE REAL ESTATE IN CLARKE COUNTY, VIRGINIA Town to Miss Edith Pearl Boyer. Reynolds (~rove, Chus. W. Con-I rad and Rose Riss~er killed 46 robI 'bits and one partridge ]n a day's ,hunt near Middle,way. J. M. Tr~pne~ll prepared the ground for planting a,H a~ple or- 0hard of 25 acres on the Gunnell ~arm near Shannondale Ferry. ~flcers were Rober~ T. B~y, presl- dent; E. L. M~:)orlald Jr., Secre- tary and Mrs. Ray Sagle, Kear- neysvi~e, execu~ve officers. Wholesale markets: W'heat, 90 cents; corn, 45 cents and 55 cents; creamery butter, 34 cents; coun- try bu~tter, 23 cents; eggs 30 cents ,0hickens, 1,6 cents. Retail markets: Creamery butter 36 cents; coun, try butter 25 cen:ts; eggs, 3~2 ce~ts ,Chickens, 20 cents. Officers for Jackson-Perks Post American Legion were chosen as follows: S. H. Stone, Commander, J,~mes W. Milton, first vice-com- mander; Cecil Eby, second vice- commander; Jerry White. adjut- ant; Shirley Nichols, finance offi- cer; Roland Whipp, sergeant; Howard Sechrist, service officer; Roy. H. Carlton Fox, chaplain. 30 YEARS AGO -- 1929 Miss Gertrude Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bane Brown, of 70 YEARS AGO --- 1889 J. Fred Keplinger of Shepherds town and lY~iss Lizzie M. Mcgee of Vanclesville, were married in ~hepherdstown by the Roy. J. R. Va'n Home. 80 YEARS AGO - 1879 MARRIED:In Zion Church, Charles Town by the ROy. W. H. 'Meade, Andrew K. Seldon and Miss Meta Burnett Kear~ley, both of Charles T.~n; in Grace C hur- vh, Berryville, by the Roy. P. P. Phil, li!ps, Ed,win A .~tevens of Ho- boken, N. J. to Miss Emily Con tee Lewis of Clarke County. DIED:Near Ri,ppon, Mrs. Mar- tha E. Whitmore, wife of Samuel R. VChitmore. A barn on Fne Belvue farm of Col. Henry B. Davenwort, two !ml~es west of Charles Town was destroyed by fire. By Mrs. Ethel Buzz ard Mr. and Mrs. Captain Rodgers and daughter ,Norma were Sunday ~fternoon visitors with Mr. and the county, reigned as queen over Mrs. Earl Rodgers in Brunswick'i the Fal~ Festiva)l in Charles Town. Md. Her maid of honor was Miss MI~- i Sunday guests with Mr. and dred Marshall of Kearneysville. Mrs, Vernon Staubs' and family Princesses were Misses Edith Strl- were Mr. and :Mrs. Ernest Seal der, Anita Rush and Mildred Mol a,nd daughters of Baltimore. Md. or. Mrs. Curtis Bennett and children The fertilizer pl~t of Washing-~of Rippon, W. Va., Mr. and Mrs. ton, Alexander & Cooke Co. in 'Raymond Staubs and faml~ly of Ranson was sold to the Central 2lannlngs, Wr: Vs. Chemteal Co. of Hagerstown, Md. I ~VIr. Harold who was re- DIED:At her home in Bakerton, cently called back to work at the ,Mrs. Julia Mc4er, wife of James Armco Steel Co. in Baltimore, Md. James Moler. ~was a visitor on Sunday with his having been made in that certain obligation secured by Norman Lucas sold his farm of w~fe Mrs. Dolma Staubs and their ast from Russell A. Miller and Pauline C. Miller, bearing 50 acres near Duffields to R. O. l sdn ~Loule. ugust 16, 1958, and recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Henson for $7000. I Mrs. Maude Everhart, Mrs. Leo urt of Clarke County, Virginia, in Deed Book 54 at page The'Jefferson County Commisso ~via Everhart and Mrs. Ethel Buz- the undersigned having been instructed to execute said loners a~ppol,nted a new body to be I ~ard were callers on Sunday even- following Real Estate will be offered for pubic sale under known as the Jefferson Country ling witch Mr. and Mrs. Luther of said instrument, on ' " Welfare Board. The eight mem-[Propst in Ranson to extend their bets chosen were: Dr. J. M, 1VIi'ller, ~ sympathy tO t~ie family in ~he :loss Miss L~lse Briscoe, Mrs, Bessie of their son'who died very sud~ I Lamar Rau, Dr. W. E. Dlttmyer, i denly on Friday morning. I. N. Bonham, Mrs. Anna Carter, i Mr. arid :Mrs. Floyd Chapma:n AT U:OO A.M. Tal~b, H. L. Snyder, Mrs. Nellie land fami~]y of Man nings were In Front of the Court House at Berryville, Virgint~ Moler. 'Sunday visitors with., the .latters 40 YEARS--'~-( 191 I parents Mr. and Mrs. Ca~ptaln Rod t certain tract or parcel of land, together with all improve- O -- 9 t gers and fazni~ly.. . t]~ereon, situated about one mile North of the Berryvtlle- iSler Tu~pike and about 3~ miles south of Wadesvllle Sta- In a celebration that covered l Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Everna~ q,,ining the lands of the late John M. Fishpaw and others, con- ~hree d~tys, Zion Erpiscopal Chur- ' and .Children were callers on ~un t ~irty and one half (30~) acres, more or less, and being the ch, Charles Town observed its. day with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Don e~j estate conveyed to Russell A. Miller and Pauline Conrad first century of existence.~ son and family in Middleway. DIED:At bhe home of W. O. NorI Mr. and Mrs. John Whltehalr b:, deed dated August 16, 1958, from Herman L. Swartz, et sis, ris, Charles Town, Dr. Richard E. ' a~ud son Kelth of Harpers Ferry reCord in tl~e Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Clarke Vemnings of (Ynarlottesvi;lle, Va. were Sunday dinner guests with , Virginia in Deed Book 54 at page 525. for~nerly of Oharles Town; at her .the latters parents Mr. and Mrs. 30~ acre tract is situate about one miIe N. of Vs. home In Charles Town, Mrs. Area itIoward Everhart and family. Mr. William Grove of Re:la~, about half way between Winchester and Berryvllle, fronts nda M