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sPIarr OF 39 YEARS AGO -- 1929 --From The Files of The-- JEFFFERSON - FARMERS ADVOCATE By:--Mrs. June (Slusher) Bohrer Ye.arsago, December 2,1859 Va. by hang leader of the Arsenal at Harpers I0 YI~LRS~G'-GO -- 1949 Huyett of Charles installed officially as 0f t'he West Virginla at dinner-meet- Jes to be held at the near Charles eight of them in will be making apPearance in Panther when they trout out Harpers Ferry Tigers. Will not be back ~next Archle Smith, Captain Wilbur Grose, Char- Charlie Owens, Ar- Walter Painter, Don Russell, Doug Eas Clendening and Bill their final game Ferry Tigers will be the flashy right half Welsh and Lew II, son of ,former C. H. Hill, saw a lot of service at the left hall~back post as the Yale Bulldogs troun- ced Harvard 29 to 6. DIED: -W. Bernard Johnson, well known Charles Town resident and better known as "Bernie; Mrs. Bettie Elizabeth Schell; R. W. Wll llama, Negro. A permanent organization of a ~OasY Scout council for the county effected at a meeting of cit- izens at the courthouse. ~'k)rrest A. Brown was chosen president; Col. Geo. B. Goetz, treasure, a vice- president from each Of the .four districts was appointed as follows; Charles Town, John S. Alfriend, Kabletown, Prof. J. R. Ware; Shepherdstown, Prof. A. D. Kena mond; Harpers Ferry, Prof. Geo. P. Ludwig. Benjamin F. Higgs, son of Mrs. Emma, and the late W. A. Higgs of Charles Town was married in Staunton, Va. to Miss Ruth Ar- nold Whitsell at the bride's home. Charles L. Crarle negotiated the sale of the Cold Spring Farm of 240 acres for the Lucas Heirs to J. G. Fuss and wise for $13,500. 20 YEARS AGO --- 1939 40 YEARS AGO -- 1919 DIED: At his home on Wash- ington Court, W. Dale Webster; at ,George W. Fossett for ten years the home of his sc,n in Harpers B. & O. agent at Harpers Ferry, Ferry, William T. Edwards; in the resigned. Leesburg Hospital, Miss Courtney DIED:At the home of her ne- Castleman, daughter of the late phew in Martinburg Miss Dice Jag. S. Castleman, formerly of Chapman of Middleway; at the Charles Town. home of her daughter at Kearneys Bernard Barr was crowned ville, Mrs. Mary J. Ramsburg, wi "1939 Corn King" at the Grain claw of John J. Ramsburg of Lee- and Hay show held at the Cam- town. munJty Center for having the best The farm and orchard farms of corn exhibit in the e,ntire show. the late Miss Julia Terrill, north Robert Brady of Shenandoah Jun of town were sold to the Jefferson ctlon was voted winner in the Cooperage Co. at the bid of $240.- corn husking contest, Graver L. 00 per acre. In all the tracts co~- Bush was second, tained 358 acres. Announcement was made of the Charles Tyson Butcher sold the e,ngagement of Mary Elizabeth Ca Palmer farm of 55 acres, 27 of caller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. them in orchard near Kabletown K. K. Cavalier of Bolivar to Mr. to John L. Marcus for $12;300. Ira N. Dalgarn. son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Dalgarn. 50 YEARS AGO -- 1909 GENERAL CALL CONTRACTOR DIED:At her home near Charles Town, Mrs. Lucy Ann Dunn; neat Zoar this county, Mrs. Mary E. Michael, widow of Samuel Mich- ael; in a hospital in Marti~sburg, Mrs. Eva Hodges, wife of C. Wil- lis Hodges, formerly of Shepherds itrown; near Vanclevesvllle, Mrs. Clarissa Shaull Hardesty. Thomas Wilt, Jr. and Charles Hardy .fell from a scafford while building ,Chestnut Hill ,Church east of'f the river and were injured. :Rev. Allen A. Neel, former su- perintendent of schools of this county, died at the home of his son, the Rev. Register Neel at a~ FraJnkford, W. Va. FOR A FREE ESTIMATE ON ANy RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION OR REMODELING Call Martinsburg Collect AM 3-9411 YOU SAW THIS ROCK OF AGESe JU M M EP S SEE it now at our showroom, as well as Bates. The farm contained 120 acres and the price was $45 an acre. The *marriage of Miss Mary E, Latimer and Richard Ward Snowr den, took place at the home of the bride's mother in Washing- ton. The bride was a daughter of the late T. W. Latimore, Clerk of the Circuit Court of this county. MARRIED:In Winchester, by Rev. Dr. S. K. Cox Wtlley Crim of that city to Miss Mollie Cain, for merly of Charles Town. 70 YEARS AGO --- 1889 DIED:Near Charles Town, Miss Mary Manuel; in Bolivar Mrs. Mary l~derick; in Shepherdstown Mrs. Sallie Criswell, wife of John Criswell. ~ix thousand tons of steel mils were purchased from Germany for the tracks of the Shenandoah Valley Raidroad. The Rev. Frank Dison who had beem pastor of the Charles Town Baptist Church for some time ac- cepted a call to Oakland, Calif. MARRIED: In Piedmont, W. Va, by the Rev. O. L. Miller, L. D. Ha mer, formerly of Middleway to Miss M. C. Showen, formerly oi Shepherdstown. By Mrs. Julia Whipp Viands Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frye killed .William Mock died at his home in Charles Town. W. C. Clipp sold the Gatton seven large ,porkers on Thanksgiv , ing Day. Those helping were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stocks of Brunn wick, Md., Mr. and Mrs. William Frye and son Bobble also of Brun swlck, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Frye Mr. and Mrs. Sublette Chamblin, and Mr. Joe Sager of Charles Town. Sylvester. Frye of Bethesda, Md., Mr. Richard Dailey and Mr. Howard Brown. Mrs. Frye and the ladies served a bountiful din- ner and all the work was finished before sundown. Mr. and :Mrs. Harry Shirley of Middleway served a large turkey dinner and all its trimmings on Thanksgiving day. Among those helping to eat were Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wiles and daughter Sher- ri of Harpers Ferry, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Viands and sons Glenn and Jackie o~ town, Mrs. Albert Viands Jr. and daughters Mary and Nancy, Mr. a,nd Mrs. Bert Viands and the Shirley children, 60 YEARS AGO---1899 Harry Jr., B~bby, Donald, Judy, Debbie and Rusty and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Viands. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Plotner and .farm formerly owned by the heirs daugh, ter Louise and her two sons of Craven Trussell southeast oi of Hedgesville, Mr. Marvin Small Charles Town to Mrs. Mary A. wood and twi~ daughters of town Blessed Relief from pain drags help you keep well . . . live longer, happier. Your doctor counts on us to have any of the new drugs he may pre- scribe. Prompt Service NICHOLS spent the day Thanksgiving with I their mother Mrs. Maude Small- wood. Thanksgiving guests with Mr. Popklns of Kabletown and Mr. and Mrs. Obie Johnston and dau- ghters were Mr. and :Mrs. Milton and Mrs. Levi Gray. Mr. and Mrs. Tommle ~-Ier,ndon of Suittand, Md. axe spending some time with his mother Mrs. ~Herndon at Shenandoah Junction. Mr. and Mrs. John Viands of near Knoxville, Md. were~Friday night callers with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Bert Viands. Sorry to 'hear Mrs. John Viands brother Mr. John /kits of Johns Diner of R arlson is a patient in the Hagers town Hospital. Mr. Obie Johnston along with some friends left Sunday evening for deer hunting in the Western :part of the state. Mrs. JOhnston and daughters Joyce and Bonnie spent Sunday ~igh.t with her Ling ther Mrs. Milton Popkins in Kab letown as Mr. Popkins also was in the crowd to go. Saturday Right callers with Mr. and Mrs. Bert Viaocls were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hovermale and daughter Donna and son Davie of near 'Bolivar. Master Anthony Newspapers Are Best Medium For Food Advertising Washington, D. C.-An agricul ture department publication says a survey shows that news- papers axe the best medium for food advertising rand marketing information on food. The department's agricultural marketing service said: "The printed word can be read, reread, clipped and filed. And for some reason or other it commands more authority than casual statements on radio and television.'" and daughters Mary and Nancy and Mrs. Julia Viands were callers Wednesday night with their cous- ins Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Dutrow in Hagerstown, Md. Mr. arid Mrs. Melvin Tumblin and Mr. Snowed McCarty attend- ed the 50bh wedding anniversary off Mr. and Mrs. William McCar- ty of Round Hill, Va. which was held on Saturday evening at their home. Mr. and Mrs. William Presgra- ves of Berryville, Va. and Mr. and M1~s. Floyd Self and son of Mid- dletown, Va. spent the day Su~- day with the formers son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Tumblin and family. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fritts of Charles Town were Saturday l~aight callers with their sons Mel- vin and Nelson. Mrs. Garland Henry, Mrs. Billy ~)ickerson and Mrs. Maude Small wood attended the W. S. C. S. meeting of Oakland Church which was held Wednesday night at the home of Mrs. Helen Milton in Ran son. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Viands were callers Sunday evening at th home of the falters parents Mr. and Mrs. Wade Penwell and family in Charles Town. Mr. and Mrs. Garland Henry and son David spent the weekend Mrs. Johnnie Hampton and son Terry and they also called on their brother-in-law a,nd sister Mr. and Mrs. Neale Goliday and son Garry. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Popkins of Kabletown were Sunday callers with Mr. and Mrs. Obie Johnston and daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Sublett Chamblin of Charles Town were Su,nday af- ternoon visitors with their brother in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frye. Mr. Roland Whipp of Millville spent the day Sunday with his brother-in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. Bert Viands Other visitors were Mrs. John Viands of Knox- ville, Md., Mrs. Harry Shirley of Middleway, Mr. Travis Viands and son Glenn of town, Mrs. Daisey ,Kirby of Millville and Mrs. Geo- rge Jones. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1959 5--B Newsmakin TV Value! 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It contains a new addl- ~e that gives you greater assurance of clean, even, ~ady heat. Jo arrange for service that you can count on- ,,.. ~atter when you need it--just write or call "~ today. e DISTRIBUTOR H. S. CLOPPER, JR Insurance, Real. Estate and Bonds Formerly W. Berry Grove Agency 120 E. Washington Street Charles Town, W. Va.' Telephone 216 PHONE 161-M CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. l Householder of Martlnsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Viands Jr. and daughters Mary and Nancy of the Bloome.ry. Sunday ~allers were Mr. and Mrs. John Wagaman of Hagerstown, Md., Mr. and Mrs. John Viands and nephew Billy of near Knoxville and Mrs. George Jones. ~Sunday caters with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frye were Mr. Sy- lvester Frye of Bethesda, Md., Mr. and Mrs. William FrYe a~d son ,Bobby, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stocks of BrUnswick, Md., Mr. and Mrs. Su'blette Chamblin of Char- les Town. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bush he~ ed her mother Mrs. Gilbert WiN lingham of near Bardane with her butchering on Thanksgiving Day. Mr. Willingham is still a patient kn New:ton Baker Hospital and Mrs. ~Bush goes to see him almost every day. Mrs. Al~bert Viands Jr. served a turkey dinner on Sunday to the following Mr. and Mrs. Ronald, Wiles and daughter Sherri of Har pets Ferry, Mr. and Mrs. Billy: Viands and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hove~nale of, near Bolivar. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pulse and, three children of Middleway were Sunday afternoon callers with the latters sister Mrs. Beulah Fritts. ".: and onad male and family were Thanksgiv- ing guests with the formers sister Mr. and Mrs. Householder and family near Martinsburg. Mrs. TIa ll Thomson returned home on Sunday having spent ~ the past week with her daughter and family in Manassas. Va. ".~i Mrs. Harry Shirley and child- .~i ren ,of Middleway were Monday ".~i night callers with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bert Viands. :~i The last report we had of Mr..~i Prank Jackson he was getting a- long good l,u Kings Daughters Has ~i pital in Martinsburg. We all are ~! wishing Frank a speedy recovery. Deferred From Last Week Mrs. Obie Johnston and daugh- ter Bonnie spent the day Monday with her mother Mrs. Milton Pop- kins at Kabletown. Mr. and Mrs. Rc,nald Wiles and daughter Sherryl Lynn of Har- pers Ferry, Mr. and Mrs. Donald ~Hovermale and children of near Bolivar were Sunday visitors with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Albert Viands Jr. and Iamity at the Bloomery. Mr. Melvin and Mrs. Beulah Prints s,pent ;Saturday evening with friends in Br,]nswlck, Md. Donald Lee and Russell Shirley Of Middleway spent the day Fri- day with their grandmother Mrs. Julia Viands. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Viands Jr. I '.@: t