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THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON SAVE MONEY, SAVE TIME, SAVE BOTHER---- t !~THER FORECAST. Daftly cloudy, high about fair, lowest 25 degrees. sunny and warmer. "Serving The Charles Town- Ranson and Jefferson County NO. 49 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER Community Since 1844" TWO SECTIONS i CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. TIII;RSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1959 Read By More Than 20,000 People Every Week COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENT~ Replaces Something 01d 1 Church ,ess, At Bolivar; H something old is new comes 'place. And so tt county recently County Court the more than a Infirmary on The same day Pentecostial Wel opened a ,new ilaging and homeless ning, Nov. 17, the a Pentecostial Rest Aged received it's ,nd they all came son County Infirm they looked ove~ is to be their ,~ew ess a~t dlsapPS~ l filled their hearts told the Infirm- closed, turned to ;e. It was easy to rat look that they saw at the new to greet the first e Rev. D. M. Hu- the Pentecostial zar. who will serve 'l?me" : Hughes said the capacity of the home is only the original and call for a home for cari,ug for as This will not until tihe two for in the prig be added to the Rev. Mr. Ha- of the home be completed and now being used Will be added as are made available entire home has will have some stated the home to pa- reality a dream and Mrs. Hughes first came to Jeff- take over the pal Pentecostial 1955. Committee of of the Pentecostial Church which embraces Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia said when he :came to Jefferson County he began im- mediately to look for a site for' either an orphanage or home ,for the aged and homeless people. Mr. Hughes said on learning Of the work the Children's Haven was already ~ioing in the cou~lty he felt there was no need ,for an- other surch home in this section. ~te then began working on plans for the establishment of a rest home where homeless and aged men and women with no place to spe~ad the late years of their life co,'~ld~e taken care of in the right manner ..... .... tclrl Hughes deClde on seven.a:ere tract of land on Bol- ivar Heights which overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains and the beautiful view of the Gap at Hat pers Ferry. Mr. Hughes said he picked this site because it is a quiet spot, away from traffic, has a historic background and is not far from the Metropolitan centerS. Purehasad Land Arra,.ngements were then made to purchase the land from Harry O. Durkins, but i~ was not until two years ago, however, that en- ough money was available to start construction work. With the Rev. Mr. Hughes supei" vising construction and much of the labor and materials coming voluntarily, the heine did not go up very fast. Man} members of the Rev: Mr. Hughes' congregat- fan contributed many hours of la bor in their spare time helping with the construction. Mr. Hughes congregation also contributed a- bout $1,000 in cash money About the only phases of the construction program that were let out to contract, Mr. Hughes said were the plumbing and heat- ing installations. Had the prese,nt building been done on ,the con- tracting basis with all materials and labor paid for, it would have cost upwards of $30,000, Mr, Hu- ghes said he had been advised. The present building has, how- ever, been constructed for about one third of that cost, and the constructic,n has been done in accordance and compliance with TURN TO PAGE 7--A :r Company, of . , .... "~ ..... ei ient a, chart Cihzen s Firemen To S weeK, ei- and L. E. Wil-,, m.. ..~ . .. . yule wax ap- Nave big baKe Gale raanager of the' -- The big ",Holiday Food ann ~o this week, .Bake Sale" to be held on Decem- the Berry- ber 11 and 12 for the benefit of cerumen- I the Citizens Fire Compa,.ny i's tak- that organ ing shape as many people are pied en he was dis- ging and donating food of a,bout service. He every type. erson Cou,ntianCo-chairman Glenn ~sburg Charles Town 9. At present Wife and two lle. the ~ssisted by also of Char been inset- the Corn@any mOnths due to Will. continue the. Company. cui'rent year. ; chartered as in in the stated that great variety of food will be offered for sale at the store room formerly occupied by the J, C. Penney Company on Was'hi:ngton Street In Charles Town. Pledges and contributions of cakes, pies, canned ,fruit, ap- ples, Pork and pork products, chickens eg~rs and' candy .have been received and~ it appears that donations will cohtlnue to arrive for this very important benefit. Ramsburg stated that all types of contri,butions will be gracious- ly received. If you desire to make a cc~ntribution, you may do so by phoning 206 or 354. The firemen will be pleased to receive anything from a roll to a beef on t)-~e hoof. For PI I Two .y m Drivers Are Arrested In contrast to the rash of high way accidents which occurred in Jefferson county the previous weekend, only two minor accid- ents were reported to Charles Towz~ State Police the past week- ' end. i Charles Town State Trooper R. R. Truex investigated a one-car collision at the south end 0fthe Bloomery bridge Saturday r~rn- ing about ~:05. ~ ' ! ' A ~9~5 F~rd~ f~r~v~en /South on State Route 9 by Elizabeth Woodward Shirley of Arli'ngton, Vs. went out of control and struck the south end of the bridge knock Lug out three guard rails. Tro~per Truex said damage to the car and guard ~ils amounted to about $400. The driver was charged with failure to keep the ear under control. Monday about 4:30 ears being driven by John Luther Sheeley of Martinsburg and John Joseph Ev erhart of Brunswick, Md. were in volved in a collision 5.1 miles nor- th of Ranson c,n State Route 9. Damage to the two cars amount- ed to about $400. Trooper R. R. Truex said the car being driven by Sheeley crash ed into the back end of the Ever- hart car. Sheeley was charged with failure to have his car under control. Two drunken drivers were also nabbed by Charles Town State All.Sectional Football Team, Pictures and Story Today's Spirit.Advocate The 1959 All-Sectional High School Football Team, selected by Don Rentch of the Spirit of Jeff- erson-Advocate and Bob Scriven- er of the Journal appears in this issue of the Spirit of Jefferson- Advocate on the sports page in Section B. Both Rentch and Scriv ener, sports writers ?or their res- pective newspapers have followed the sectional football games throu ghoul this seuso,.n and both have had the opportunity of observing the talents of the many players. The All-Sectiopal team JnclUdes pictures of each player and a story about each one and some comments about their performan- ces during the season. There are ,fourteen players and a Coach named for the 1959 season. " BUDDY FRAZIER FURNACE AND HEATROLA CLEANING PHONE 545.R Oct. 29-tf.--FP N,0TICE! --..----_____ FOR SALE:--Christmas Trees, December 10th. Scotch Pine, Canadian Fir, All Needle Pine. South George Street. H. E. HUNT Dec. 3-3t.-pd.--FP Notice To Public. Police last Wednesday night and one Saturday nigl~t. Arrested Saturday ,night by Cor poral I. P. Richardson and Troop er Tommy Ward while doing pat- rol duty on State Route 9, North of Ranson, was Philip Myer Jack son, Ranson. He was charged with a second offense of drunken driv- ing and at a hearing before Jus- tice of the Peace Roger E. Clipp, he pleaded guilty to the charge and was sente~ced to six months in the Jefferson County jail and had his driver's license revoked for a period of 10 years. Two men were fined for drunk en driving ,Friday, Nov. 27 by Jus tlce of the Peace R. E. Cli*pp fol- lowing their arrest by State Pol- ice Wednesday eve,ning. Joseph Elmer French, 29 of Charles Town was picked up af- ter the car he was driving struck a utility pole on the Flowing Springs Ro'ad. Da~mage was esti- mated at $450. French was ,fined $50 alad costs for drunken driv- ing and an additional $10 and costs for having no operator's per mit. His license was suspended {or six months. Claude William Miller, 53, of Marti,ns'burg, Route 1, was fined $50 and costs and had his operat- or's permit suspended for six men ths following his arrest on State Route 9 west of Charles Town. BAKE SALE BENEFIT There will be a,'bake sale spon- sored by the Charles Town-Ran- son Teen-Age Canteen Saturday. December 5, 1959 beginning at 9:30 A. M. at the old J. C, Pen- ney's Store. On and After December i4th, the price of hair cuts will be ~$1,2~ in each of the undersigned shops. Shaves will be $1 00. ENNrS' BARBER" 8HOP J. W. NICKENS M. R. DAWSON A. R. DELAUTER EVERITT BIRKITT Dec. 3-2t.--FP, Charles Town Methodists To Open. Building Completion Crusade Sunday; Hope To Rai Funds To Pay Off Debt The c.9ngregatic,n of the Charles Town Methodist Church is pz'es- ently engaged in their Building Completion Crusade which is an all out effort to raise sufficient funds to pay off their present in- debtedness during the next three years. This Sunday, December 6, is Loyalty St:nday when those at- tending the morning worship ser- vice will place upon the Altar their s,~bseription cards Indicat- ing the extent to which they are willing to su,pport this debt re- duction program. Rev. Leon Blackman, of the Methodist Board of Missions in Philadelphia, who is directing the Crusade, will preach the sermc,n entitled, "This Certain Man". Mr. Blackman spoke at the church service last Sunday morn- ing~'and has addressed various groups and meetings during the past week. Those who have not been reached in this way will be visited by thirty-three member Crusade teams headed ~ by the chairman of the Executive Corn- mittee, Mr. Ken,r~th W. Metz. The financial plans for the pay merit of the present debt during the next 36 months has been ex- ~ plained to the church constituents by Mr. B]ackman and by the Cru sade teams during their visits i~ the homes of the congregation. A Prayer Vigil for the success of the Building Completion Crusade will be held on Saturday,, evening between 6 and 9 o'clock. Church members and friends may partic ipate at any time during this per led. The Loyalty Sunday service will be held at 11 o'clock next Su,nday morning with the minister, Dr. Richard T. Scholl, in charge. The present Educational Build- ing was completed last June at an approximate cost of $150,000 During the past three years the congregation has raised over $73,- 000 in cash toward the building of this new structure a~d they hope to raise the balance in this present financial campaign so that the Charles Town Methodist Church can be ':De,bt Free by '63". Charles Town Kiw " Gala Program Monday, President-elect Leo Widmyer of the Charles Town Kiwanis Club is working overtime m an effort to complete all plans and every de- tail for the club's annual install- ati,c,~ and student dance ~vhlch will be held Monday night, Decem bar 28th. The installation dinner program for newly elected officers will be held in the main dining -room of hotel Thomas Jefferson at 7 p. m. while the student dan- ce and annual event sp~.nsored each .Christmas ~eason during the aya ,hy Kiwanis wt l be held this year in the gymnas- ~m of the Junior High School. :Oresident-elect Widmyer has an- nounced his committee appoint- ments for the gala events and they i~clude: Invitation and Reception -Joe Thompson, T, A. Whitacre, Dick Adams and Edgar Hackman. Tables and Chairs Detail-Chuck Kisner, Caleb Burns, Roscoe Pay- ne and Thomas Steptoe. Decoration of Gymnasium for Dance-Al Nerhood, William Kline. B'.~d Peters. Truman Lawrence, Charles F. Printz. Flowers-Guy Davis. Refreshments at Dance -Fred Byrer, Carl Benton, Joseph Smith. Dance Program Director-Mrs. Prey Byrer, Schedule for Monday night, Dec. 28- 5:30 to 7 P. M.-Social hour at Federal Hill. home of Leo and Vir ginia Widmyer. 7:15 P. M.-Dinner and install- ation of club officers at Thomas Jefferson Hotel. 9 P. M. Da,nce at Charles Town Junior ~igh School gymnasium. Tickets-S2.50 per person for din her and dance. $2.00 per couple for students for dance. Kiwanians Judge D. H. Rodgers presided over a one-day session of a Spec- ial Term of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County held in Charles Town Monday, November 30. No grand or petit jury was snm monad and the busi,ness of the court was confined for the most part to entering written orders and confirming previous decisions of the court. , A judgement order was entered in the case of Charles Town. Inc., against Hele~n W. Boyle awarding the plaintiff corporation a judge ment in the amount of $36,691.28 with interest from February of 1959 until paid. The plaintiff cor- poration, which now owns the "old" Charles Town race track, claimed they had rented the track from Mrs. Boyle prior to purchas- ing it and that they had overpaid her in rentals while renting it. In the case of Louise M. Boyle vs Helena W. Boyle, the court on the joint application of both the plaintiff and defendant, certified certain questions to the Supreme Court for opinion The plaintiff contends that she was at c~ne time Planning ,For 28th an answer to the plaintiff's com- plaint stati,~g that the facts al- leged did not state a cause of act ion, but the court over ruled this contention and the Supreme Court has been agked to rule on the correctness of this ruling. In other matters before the court: Myrtle E. Talley, Guardian of H. B. Reinhart, III, was author- lzed to invade the corpus of her ward's estate for the purpose of providing funds for his educatic,n. The court, on proper applicat- ion, appointed Edward McDonald A. D. Peters, Elizabeth Brows~ Davis, Kathleen Yowell, Barbara W. Hart and Dorothy H. Caper- ton as "Trustees of Park Lands" in Charles Town. And the Court directed the Gen eral Receiver of the Court, Mark B. Wetzel to pay unto Kathryn Gidley and S. Rutherford Mcore the sum of $2,174 which had bee,n held by the Receiver out of tl~e funds of the e~tate of the late Beulah G. Moore. In the case of certain lien hQld married ~,o the late Albert J. Boy ers who were asserting their le, that they were never legally di rzghts to mechanic liens against vetoed, and that she is entitled to the property owned by the Char- portion of his estate. The defenlos Town Racing Association the dant. who mottled Boyle subse- cour~ sustained in par~ and over quent to his separation from hisruled in part some of the claims. first wife and who is the chief but t,he final Order has ,flea yet beneficiary under his will. filed been entered. are urged to attend both func- tions, but if you find it impossib- le to be present please notify Leo Widmyer or Jo~ Thompson. I,nvitations-Any Kiwanian desir ing to have a student or studenk~ sent invitations are ,'equested to turn in the names to ,Leo Widmy- Members of the Jefferson Con,n- ~ divisions to th~ contest, Via said, er Thursday hight. Shepherd Col ty Junior Chamber of Commerce lwith first and second place a- lege and Charles Town High are once again going to stage a lwards to be presented in each die School students automaticaMy get Christmas Lighting contest for ]islon. The division will be-best de- invitations. ,Charles Town and Ranson home~lcorated and lighted homes; best Kiwanian John McCord ~ |~ad business establishment~, ,it ] doorways and best commercTa| Miehiga~n Limestone ComI~y.~i |.w~s announced Wednesday _ by I business. ' ~. " [ A contest ~e~tr~ blank will be be in 'charge af the ~'~u~~Y Via, chairma of the J~'[carrled night Program and this "i~. deal [eee project. in this newspaper next with various safety measurea~now ] ~omeowners a,.'~d operators of lweek and persons tnte~;ested in recommended in factories and.~b~siness establishments are being |parttcApattng in the dontest should home, Dinner will be served in the I asked to light up and trim up in | fill out this entry blank (~r write a submarine room of the l~t~l I~t [ Yuletide style, their homes and |letter,to Bobby Via c/o Blakeley 6:15 p. m. with the program to foi [ places of business, It is the hope |Apartments, Ranson: or mail to low at 7 p.m. of the Jaycees that more interest |the Christmas Lighti,ng ' Contest will be shown in trimming up|c/o Jefferson County Jaycees, ,-, t . u~mm Charles To~,n ~nd Ranson residen [Charles Town. [ Details concerning entry dead- 3loan, Mclvtaflofl Will u,1 areas ~his year than in past |line. judging date. awards, etc. . years. Accept Apptt n'--"ca"am Once again there will be three twill be released kate,-it was stated. ,An,nouncement was m~le ~*re Wednesday by Louis i~:~Idleld, general manager oT the ~h;a~s Town Race Course tl~at:~ (Bob) Sloan, mutuel m~r for the track will be In the racing Sec retary's new office in the Phddock Sunday between the hours od 11 a. m. and 2 p. m. to accept ~tpi~Icat- ions for mutuel jobs whe~n the track opens for it's Wi,nter race xneeting Dec. 16. Pondfield also annour~ that Ed McMahon. representat~Ive of The Thoroughbred Racing Protec tire Benevolent Assoclati~n, will be at the Charles Tow~ trick Tuesday after 10 a. m. t~ accept applications for track Police work. NEW RECRUITS RECEIVED INTO BROWNIE TROOP NO. 15 SPECIAL CAPPING, PINING SERVICE AT LUTHERAN CHURCH i i~iii!i!il ' *:i~ iI i~ Eleven little girls were presented their caps and pins and were officially we,l~_~ into Brownie Scout Troop No. 15 at a special capping and pining service held November 18 &t St. Th~ Lutheran Church in Ranson. Mrs. William Roth, Neighborhood Chairman. presented ~ ~ their Brownie pin after they had made the Brownie "l~ro~ise. Their c~ps were pla~ed on by us ~$ member of the Brownies. After a statement of welcome by Mrs, ltoth, the leaders of the ~_~ WrY/ refresh- ments lof cookies, nuts. mints and cokes. Pictured above from left to right axe:-~re~ Ann Goode. Dawn ~h~ffer, Vickie Penwell, Norma Jean Brya~nt, Patsy Peer, Lynn Carson. ~ r~W:--48renda Albright, Suza~nne Ward, Suzanne Littleton, Patty Spiker, Dorrie Cesareni. Ba~k row:---Mrs. Merle Goode, leader, and Mrs. William Roth. assistant lea~ler. Not pictured are Mrs~ ~ Clark, Mrs, Robert Homer, and Mrs. Tommy Carsou. A program on "Prevention and Extinguishing of Petroleum Fires" will be presented Tuesday, Dec- ember 8 at 7:30 o'clock at the Cit izens Fire Hall in Charles Town. This very interesting a,~td import- ant program is being presented by tl~e Cities Service Company and the Ethel Corporation through the efforts of the Community Oil Corn pany, local representative of Cit- ies Service. Firemen from Jeffersc,~ and Berkeley counties in West Virgin- Ia and Clarke and Loudoun coun- ties in Virginia have been invited to the program along with em- ployees of companies selling pet- roleum products in Jefferson Co. Citizens Fire Company program chairman Ken,ueth Kisner stated the program is designed to help everyone connected with petrol- eum products in an effort to pre- vent costly fires and in the event of a fire to have proper knowled- ge of extinguishing. A large at- tendance i.s anticipated from fire me,n as well as those employed in the sale and distribution of pet- roleum products. Film On "Our Bible" To Be Shown Sunday Presbyterian Church Every Christian should be in. t erested in how, we happen t~ l~ave the Bible. More is involve( than saying Vhat it Just cam( from God. It did come from Go( but how did it come? How did w( get it ix~ our own language?? Ho~ much did it cost our forefather,~ to make It avaible to us? In ordel to see the answer to these and other questions, come to the show ing of the film: "Our Bible: How It Came To Us" on Sunday, Dec- ember 6. at 7:00 P. M. at the Charles Town Presbyte~qan Char ch. This is an authentic feature motion picture covering over 2000 years 'of history. This inspiring film has been produced by the American Bible Society. It lasts 84 minutes. Not only adults but l children also are encouraged to see ~this picture. The time is set for 7:00 P. M so that ~t would not be too late for the children. Come and bring your friends. There will be no admission char- ge-no offering. @ State Police Working On Clues in Theft Of Safe From Com. Oil Charles Town State Trooper G. G, Holman. said Wednesday he and other members of the detach merit are working on several clues fou,ud since the theft of a 400- pound safe containing some $811 in cash and several hundred d01- lars in checks, from the office of the Community Oil Company, lo- cated on the corner of Charles and Liberty s~reets in Charles Town. The robbery took place sometime between 5 p. m. Friday evening a~d 9:15 Saturday morn- inf. Also in the safe a~ the time were a number of leases, titles. credit cards and contracts which are valuable to tile oil company but of no value to the person or persons who took the safe A dup licate set o~ keyS~ also in the safe. Trooper Holman said one out- of-state man had been questioned several times this week and that other leads are beLng r'm down. Theft of the sate was discovered by Mrs. Alvin Ennis Jr., an office )mployee of the company and by /Ir. Harold ,Chuck) Kis~ner, man ~ger when they~ opened the ,office ~aturday morning. Entrance to the building had )een gained via the breaking ope,n ~... ~f a back door. The safe, about tour feet square, had been rolled rom the office out ~he back door md loaded into either the trunk _~f a car or a pick-up truck. Lawson Botts Chapter, UIE To Have Christms Party Tuesday, Dec. 8 The Christmas party of the Lawson Botts Chapter U. D~ C. will be held on Tuesday evelling, Decem'ber 8 at the Hllleary House beginnkng aL 7:30 p. m. Mrs. Charles I~ngdon .is cl~it~- man and officers of Lawson Botts chapter will be the hostesses. There will be an exchange of gift~, ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY \