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November 26, 1959

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WEATHER FORECAST. Variable cloudiness today, high to- between 44 and 50, low tonight 32 degrees. Thursday inereas- cloudiness and cool. Friday With a chance of rain likely. "Serving The Charles Town- Raison and Jefferson County Community Since 1844" 95. NO. J8 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1959 TWO SECTIONS ,. 1 m Read By More Than 20,004 People Every Week COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENT Year has passed and tomorrow people of Jet just as everywhere the nation will take their everyday chor to celebrate anothe~ Day. And in Jeffr- it will be a day of blessings and giv for them. years special Thanks- in several church- rles Town and the coun the county's observance. every factory, office in Jefferson county be closed downs for the !ll have only skeleton 'the job. In general it of vacation and with Programs or activities church services on the may well be a quiet l~ast years hundreds of COunt[ass are expected various church services the,.n if the weather is to go hunting, fishing, motoring trips. for the fh'st time in there will not be a game played in the )n and area so football ,of the Thanksgiving unless grid fans de- Vel ~,nsiderable distan- SOme action. d~.ip service and will bring a Thanksgiving message on the t, heme, "Thanksgivi,ng and Thanks living". After the service the pas- tor and his family invite those at- tending the service to the church dining room for coffee, tea, or co- coa and dung'hints and a brief time of Christian fellowship, Plan to worship in thanksgiving in some church service this Thanks- giving Season. Are You Really Thankful Sermon For Thanksgiving Day Presbyterian Church At the traditional Day Service at the Charles Town Presbyterian Church on November 26 at 10:00 A. M. members' and friends of that church will gather to express their gratitude to Al- mighty God for His marvelous blessings. At this service, the Children's Choir will sing, "Father We Thank Thee", the Junior Choir will sing, "Prayer of Thanks giving" and the So,slur Choir will sing, "Blessing and Glory." During the service, the Thanks- giving Day proclamation of the President of the United States will be read. The sermon topic will be "Are You Really Thank- Town High School' Football Was In First Und Straight Wins Whether the Charles Town High School 1959 undefeated football team was the greatest Class "AA" team in all of West Virginia, or whether this "dream" team was the greatest in the entire football history of the school cannot be determinedfor a certainity. But it can 'be said without reservation this team was one of the greatest ever to represent the school and certainly o~ne of the greatest of all times in the Eastern section of West Virginia, and in it's class, in all West Virginia. The feat of ten consecutive vic- tories the Purple Pa'nthers accom )lished this past season is some- thing that seldom happens. The fact that this is the firstt time it has happened at Charles Town High School and only the third time it has happened to any East only had a great first team, but at least a half dozen or more re- serves that could step into the act' ion and do an equally good job. The Panthers had a big and pow- erful line as good, and generally speaking superior, to any past Charles Town teams; it had a backfield that was just as fast and versatile in both offensive and defensive ,play as any prev- ious Panther backfield; and it had two of the section's hardest-work- ing and ,most determi,ned coaches in Richard Harm[son and Ronnie Phillips of any team in the sec- tion today or yesterday. This team also had something more than ability--it had victory-mind ed spirit and determination which far excelled that of any other team in the section and a~ea this season or any other Charles ToWn and lost. And it was on the field in Keyser Friday afternoon that they showed, when the "chips" were down, that they were the champions which they had to be to not only go through an unbeat- en season but also break a long losing jinx over Keyser High School football teams. Sixteen of the 40-man squad were wearing a Charles Town High football uni- form Friday afternoon for the last time and those seniors who got i,nto the action, ended their high school football careers in great style. Those that did not make the Friday action can justly be proud of their contributions made to the outstanding record at the various times during the season they were called into action. Those who will not be in the ,Panther squad pic- ture when it is taken next year because of graduations are: Bill her, Bill Chicchirichi, Tommy Mills, Jimmy Coulter, Bobby Skin net, Norman White, Harold Gray, Don Whittington and Vincent Per ricone, all linemen. First row , left to right are:- Mike Linton, Bobby Spinks, Jerry Frye, Ray Beahm, Charles Jack- son, Tommy Stocks, Larry Burns, Bobby Robinson, Jimmy Coulter, Tommy Mills, Billy Glaize, John Doyle, Woody Odes, Da,nny Eis- mort and manager Bobby Brown. Second row, left to right:-Asslst- ant Coach Ronnie Phillips, George Lally, Robert O'Brien, David ~an Metre, Leo Kisser, Bill Chicchir- ichi, Bernie Welsh, John Wilt, Douglas Wiley, Norman White, Dick Wilson, Bobby Ski*n.ner, Dick ie Dailey, Vince Perricone, Herble Dinges and Coach Dick Harm[son. Third row, left to right-Tommy Specht, Calvin Woodward, Don e o Charles Town State Police re- ported today investigation of a series of seven highway ace[de,Its which occurred in Jefferson Court ty Saturday and Monday night in which five persons were injured, one man suffered painful burns and 12 cars a.nd two tractor-trail er trucks were heavily damaged. As a matter of fact property dam age in the series of accidents ran to more than $7,500, the highest accident property destruction in many months. The worst of the series of ac- cidents occurred on Alstadt's Hill on U. S. Route 340 near Harpers Ferry about 9:30 Monday evening when a tractor-trailer truck, be- longing to the Malone Freight Lines of Birmingham, Ala,, went out of control in descending the hill and crashed into a' parked cat" belonging to Donald Lee Hover- male, Route 1, Harpers. Ferry. Charles Town State Trooper W. R. Barlow, investigating officer, said the accident presented a most serious and dangerous situation for a time as the truck was load- ed with sodium hydro sulfite, a bleaching compound with a strong acid content. Trooper Barlow said when the truck, being driven by Henry Lu- ther Baines of Birmingham, start ed down the hill, it skidded on the wet highways, shot to the right side of the road then jack-knifed ged with failure to keep the ve- hicle under control, Trooper Bar low said. For the most part traffic was kep~ moving, except for a short kn terval about midnight when the overturned ~railer was being mov- ed from the highway and the high way was being washed down. Just a few hours prior to this accident another tractor-trailer had been revolved in an accident in almost the same identical spot. Charles Town State Trooper W. R. Barlow said a Mack tractor- trailer truck owned by Kemper S. Dobbins of Dublin, Va. and being driven by Max Thompson Med- erith, 50 of Radford. Va., west o~ Alstadt's Hill, and a 1956 Dodge being driven by Darrell Wilkins Wheeler, 30 of Baltimore, Md, col lided near Stwart's Gulf Service station. Trooper Barlow said Wheeler suffered injuries of the arms and legs and was taken to the Charles Town General Hospital for treat- mont. Damage to the truck amounted to c~nly about $100 but the car was completely demolished and the loss was placed at about $1,200. Trooper Barlow said no charges were preferred in the accident be cause both vehicles had been mov- ed when he arrived at, the sceone. He said it was questionable whe- ther the car had run into the V. f~l?" stated the minister, Carlyle TO Ha e A. McDonald, 'many people who era Panhandle team in years is team has had in many years. are tha,akful to God will come and proof that it takes more than just Week by week the Panthers play- Glaize, Bobby Robinson, Larry Ballenger, James, Gary and cut back to the left, turning truck or vice versa. _S tell Him how grateful they really football players to do the trick. It ed the games as they came 6o Burns, Johnny Doyle and JerryDonKisner'whittington,Harld Grey.JerryWIiltonDillow,CO0k oVerrolledOnoverOnetheside.trailerAS partthe broketrUck ofFurthempersnSseriouslyWerein ainjured'two-car tWOcol erv[c~ vitedare'" toTheattendPUbliCthisis cordiallYservice, in- leasttakes llgdof them.ftball 'players, at them. always remembering it is Frye all backfield men and Bobby Tom Doyle and Richard and a number of bags of the l lision about 9:30 Saturday night g ,rles Town Methodist This season the Panthers not on the field that games are won Spinks, Dickie Dailey, Gary Kin-(,Photo by Tim Slim) bleachkng chemical rolled onto the about one mile South oi Charles hold its Thanksgiving . ~ . q, ~ highway and ,caught fire. The re- Town on S~ate Route 9. a o znsi e the Charles Town State Trooper Service from 10 till ur"l"" rAhez /A ZlA ....... . -- mainder of the c rg ' d : ~M~ fl~J'~ ~At#~ ~ '/ZAR I~:~=~,~l trailer also caught fire. Tommy Ward said Edison Green l~,ichard T. Scholl, the J ~ M3 V~U /K! ~ iVl;It allU IsV ~ ~rl/.lUll Lpl .Upal The Charles Town fire compan TURN T'O PAGE 7--A ' 'Preach on the subject ....... 1 ies were summoned and at the[ ,r What?? A cordial Distri -to" Pot t Af B As 0 W II Ha Co ate ( .... waiting all who will BM ~,.U ZIU~M~ , , | ' same time arrangements ~,were ~ en i uet n I V( rl)or ommumol ~o to haul nearly two ton of ] , W,II MMJ ...,.I Y night the J~nior-Hi Friday will once again be food n A lime from Peoples Supply and l Will IIUIU JIJ Llal Will have a sl~ecial distribution day for surplus food Gridiron As sis ns :lul -- ~ ---~------- other sources for use in combat-, r -, Youth Fund :Service and again the basement of the ' t I The men and boys of Zion ~pls! __ . : ..... -:~ng the burning chemical I '~ ~ s copy Church hay0 the , " t t:lmrle Town Youth ' 'Several members, of the Char- term Lourl '~i ~f~thodist Youth lPun~Amuser building will be the ] ~ ual corcorace t.:ommunion so.r-I lea Town Fire Comr~nv ~l'ir~-t : rt~lh Fill be led ,by Kay l~'y'- distribution center, it was announ ' " ' " ~ vice at. 8 o'clock Sunday morning, [ a. .. ~ ~,. #. a. oxygen masks, had'-~'go~sz,t~ [ ~, special Term of the Ch'cui~ ~ese meetings start at ced Wednesday by Mr. Henry Say The great unbeaten, untied, but ocracy. 'Where else can the de, ~ovemoer 29th. This service will I A~[]|~ l~ |~ ~' the trailer part of the truc~: and i Cour~ of Jefferson County will A Cordial Invitation is der, president ,of the Jeffersonthis time invited, Charles Town ocratic way of living be taught be followed by a breakfast In theI --o.o .......,~..,~ n. carry the bags of chemicai bleach [convene at the Court House in 1 Youth to attend theCounty Court, sponsoring unit for High football team proved Tues- and demonstrated better than Parish House. I m, ~. . ., .. trig material out so that it could |Charles Town next Monday Nov- their age group the county's surplus food pro- day evening they are just as pc-through a good competitive athlet This Advent Corporate Commas [ ~0me ~|s~ [_~v ~nl~l~r be doised with lime and the fire |ember 30, at 10 a. m, with 'Judge ~-_ _ ' gram. tent at the banquet table as they ic program, the speaker continued, ion .... will be attended by millions of [ --"# "'"'--'"" extinguished. In the process of |D. H.~_ers presiding. ~J~l| Persons calling for their food[were on the football field, when Athletics teach boys to think men throughout the entire Angli-] Ch~rl~ ~,-- ~o*o ~ ...... carrykng the bag~ of chemicals "i:hei*~':~ll be no grand or petit Villi quotas are asked to use the back l they were guests of honor of the big and to think right, Wirean can Communion, in all nations of [Tommv~,V~'r"~"r~r~,'~.~'.'~" ~hi~":;o~"~. from the trailer, N. Clark Purr, | [jury entranc~ to the building since it Charles Town Lions Club at thestated, and if every boy in Am- the world This is an annual ev- I th~*--''-~ ":--]" .~,~.._.~\.~_~-.o.=~., Chief of the Charles Town Indep- [ businessandofittheiS expectedcourt willthatbe con-the I~f~|~|~ is more easily accessible to the Lions weekly dinner meeting held or[ca were to be put through ,a ~ a ~.~r.~ ~own z~egro ~ ....... , ent in preparation of the celebrat[had h~n t~-~n ~ ....ct...~..., endent Fwe Company, santa,ned eluded a,nd terminated during the "'qR@~l1ll~ distribution ce,nter and also since at the Thomas Jefferson Hotel. tough, dynamic and well directed ion of Christmas, whe,n the men I conec~on'wi~'he'enteri~'n:o(tl~'e severe burns about the legs and lmorning/ h there are no steps to 'climb. The Panthers, every last man of athletic program, these boys would and boys of the Episcopal Church ] home of Luc,, a..,.~.~.~ ~ hips. He later received treatment [ The principalSessin'item on the agen- Nhv~mk~ ~L Eligible persons may call at the them from the short to the tall, be stealing second base ,an a base and of Anglican Churches every- ]Geor~,~ st---t~,'o'~'~.~-'~-~..~^~' for the burns at the Charles Town da is further court action on the ""v~WIIIUgl g.U Center anytime during the hours dug into a roast beef dimner andball field instead of stealing cars where, meet at the Communion [easin~ i~'r~.'~'~,,'~'~'"~" .... v~- General Hospital | |case .. of 9 a. m. and 5 p. m. And those all the trimmings like they did for from main street;these boys of Lathery[lie Supply Corpor 1 T , hanksgivlng Ser- who w~ll be helping with the dis- te~ consecutive weeks on the foot would be shooting baskets on a Rail in Thanksgiving for the Gift I ~-...,~ ...... ~,~'?'~. ,'-"-,~:'~'., , . While the driver of the truck/ation vs Corbett & Thompson. In lie yours o1(1 police na~ fie was not in ured e car ova 19 8 of the Savior. [ ] " j , th g lued | 5 the plaintiff allegedly fur- acid at the C~h,arles tribution urged persons coming ball field. And when they had fin high school gymnasium instead ofTha.nk,~ivlnw ,~,rvlo~ [had not only entered the home [at $4,062.00 was a total loss: dam nished matermls and supphes to ;t Church Thanksgiv for their food allotments to bring lshed they were treated to a good shooting guns at one another, the ..... o-.---. ....... . |on several occasions but that he [age to the tractor was listed at ]Corbett & Thompson' which' were : Thursda~ November along a feed sack or some other serving of laughs as well as some speaker decleared. It is better toThe annual ThanKsgiving Ser- ]w~ ~h .... who haa been ~ov~no[$250, trailer damage amounted to [allegedly used by Corbett & Thorn t. M. The pastor, Run large bag for use in carrying the serious thoughts, deliveredto have a s