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W~[ER FORECAST. tonight and some rain tonight and this afternoon around 43. High Friday for Saturday, showers day followed by grad- and cooler. "Serving The Charles Town. Ranson and Jefferson Coun(y Community Since 1844" TWO SECTIONS 22. Pages - Read By More Than 20,00{I People Every Week NO. 51 WEST VIRGINIA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1959 COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE PRICE 10 CENT~ Have Lots Of Names, 't Not Much Money For Christmas Baskets We have a lot of names, but not too much money. That's just about the way the annual Christ- i mas basket program being staged again this year by the Jefferson County Red Cross Chapter, is sha ping up. ! Shirley Hunt, chairman of the project to provide baskets of food stuffs for indigent families at I Chz'istmas, said although the list of names of needy families receiv ed to date is ,not as large as for last year, it is expected to grow as Christmas Day gets closer. Hunt said the list of contribu- tors is also smaller this year so far and he hopes that more peo- ple will take an interest in this project immediately by mailing in donations. Efforts are now being Hunt said to have some kind of a special fund-raising stand y,~ West Wash ington St, reef in downtown Chat'- les Town all day Saturday. The stand is expected to be located in the vicinity of the New Central restaurant. Representatives from churches and other organizations are expec ted to man the stand from early morning until late evening. Mon- ies stated at this stand will also be used to defray the cost of the Christmas basket program, Hunt said. Alonzo Peters Named New President Jefferson County Democratic Assn. Alonzo D. Peters, of ' Charles Town, was elected President of the Jefferson County Democratic Association for the year 1960 at a meeting of the orga,nization held at the Courthouse in Charles Town last Thursday night, Decem ber 1O. Peters will succeed C. A. Hehle who served as president during 1959. The new president, will take off~ce in January. Elected to serve with Peters for the coming year were Henry W, Morrow, of Shepherdstown and Charles Town, first vice-preside,hi Shirley M. Hunt of Charles, sec- ond vice-president; Mrs. Ruth Morison of Charles Town. secre- tary; and C, William Moore, of Charles Town, treasurer~ Peters, a school teacher by pro- ross|on, served as president of the )efferson County Young Dome- ?rats in 1958 and was !,nstrumen- ~al in causing a merger between the younger and elder Democrats in the ~Jresent combined organiz- ation, The Jefferson County De- nocratic Association. At the same meeting plans were discussed for a large meeting of Democrats of the County ~) be held in the County in the early oart of next year, although the exact nature of the meeting was olaced in the hands of a commit- tee for study. ALONZO PETERS Peters stated later last week that he planned to call a meeting of the new officers sometime this week for the purpose of formulat- ing and recommending plans of a detailed nature t for the coming year All County Democrats are elig- ible for membership in the Assoc- iati(xn and those interested in join t ? Corporal I. P. Richardson of the Charles Town State Police report ed this morning that the Norfolk & Western Raih'oad freight stat- ion had been broken into some- time between 10 p. m. Wednesday night ~,ud 3 a. m. Thursday mor- in|no and in addition to having been thoroughly ransacked a num ber of articles had been stolen, in cluding a gun. Corporal Richardson said the building was e,ntered via the front door, with the intruders forcing a lasp on the door after they had failed to gain entrance through a back window which they had man aged to get ol~n but cotfldn't get through. Reported as missing a,'e a 22 ,caliber Stevens rifle, Model 15-Y which was in shipment to a Char- les Town man; and some eight or nine sports co~ts which had been shipped for delivery to The Kas- tle's Mens Store. The intruders also broke open one other large Christmas box meant for delivery in Charles Town, but it was not known whether anything had bee,n taken from this box. A num- Christmas Program At Baptist Church To Be Sunday, Dec. 20 At 7 The Christmas Program at, "the Baptist Church wtll be presented Sunday, Dec. 20 at 7:00 p. m. The Beginner and Primary De- partments of The Sunday School will present a program of recitat- ions and songs This will be fol- lowed by a pageant re-enacting "'The Nativity" presented bY me| bers of the Junior, Intermediate and Adult Departme~lts with mus ic supplied by the Junior and Sen |or Choirs. The parents of Beginner and Primary Department children are urged to see that their children come to the church for pracbice Saturday 10:00 A. M. and Sunday 2:30 p. m. Man Arresfed For Food, money and clothing a~'e Aware of the fae~ that the corn ing were urged to contact ol~cers ber of other cartons in the station all needed in large qua.hi|ties to ing year is an election year, the of the Association. were also broken open and the D~^~|~. I~ W|.J~ .... fill the many requests for bus-.association made it clear that it The next regular meeting of the contents strewn over the) room. ,I-tgC lilt,J III WIIIUUW kets received and others that are plans to step up its activity i,n the Association will be held on Jan- Corporal Richardson said the -- -- expected to come in months ahead, uary 14 1960. breaking a~d entering was discov- Charles Edward McCann Shop i: : Churches and organizations are ~ ~ ered by the man who picks up the herdstown Negro is serving a year also being asked to contribute to I~ m I~ m dPkr ~| | ~ m~ morning mull at the stations Hein the Jefferson County jail c.n a ..... the project which will be done ~#~1~ K~nW !111' |1~. ~laC 1AIMn V~VC notified Charles Town Police and trespassmg charge which he pied under the auspices of the Red ~ ~J mwu||R lhw| %~||| ||~b~ |~fl~|| |UJ~ they in turn called Corporal Rich guilty to after his arrest in Shop Cross Chapter is a community . ~ . ardson : herdstown by Charles Town State IN BUSINESS NO~'--shown above is the new and ~odern headquarters for the Jet- ~ ', "g"' t- " v0fB f h Thomas and county-wide program tht.- V E Man|rig" razho' ad detec Pohce and Shepherdstown'~ Pohce I Shn~n lug|n@ th~ nfti*,~ i Rp,~nl~ Rtm,~kf,~,,d ..... t| ....... t ....,h h m a Christmas as in past yems, Hunt I'l| hes| Dmdend ,. Nts|0r auk Chamber of Commerce which have been set up in a section of the lobby o t e " g " " ' " " i ~- ~ .......... .................................................. ti,~ uoc a1n t, oll~d intr~ th. ,,-- - Ch ef Chailes Tucke~.. s . . e C a ber, nd , e " n r ' io sam. @ ~ Mct2ann was cat gnt peeping ]n office entrance is Allen Marshall, Chamber .president. The design and co st uct n ~ ------- .------~ shortly after the robbery had been [th~ wt,~a~ ..~+ ~.~ r~id~no~ in office was handled by W. & R, Sales at a cost somewhat lower than was anticipated. m #~,.. ~ At the regular weekly meeting ] m~m + ~_ discovered and he is working on it [ i;ev e'rd s;own a 'a 'l 'eai:in' a report on thc project given at the dinner meeting of the Chamber Tuesday at noonAnnll ll,lAI/ hl1~l' Macvlr~a of the Board of Directors of thel |AAI HAhI|d [|MI'|' in co.njunction with State Police. b~fr~r~ .l~',gtioo of'the l~ .... ~.,.~: t...The office and Mr. Blackford will be available to serve both local people, and visl- r~Ha.~.. ~wj vH. ,~...~.~ Peoples Ba,nk held at the Bank on I I~|VV~IIIVUI|g;UDI|| Corporal Richardson said"D'i'ed ~uiliv~ and'~,~:.*~:,:~ e into the city and to provide all essential information on Jefferson county such as ...... Tuesday morning a regular divi- [ dently the intruders" became hun mande~ t~ th-'" .... ~+..",~,,'~'2" .~::" t .... dend of 6'~ was declared and an . - u ,u ~ ~uu.u~ j~ m uv- he way of advantages in agricul ture, history, and for mdustr,al Iocat,on. I0 Be Presented Sunday .... + _, ....... I T^ l~a I. Ph.,la+ gry while they were in the station fault ot a $500 peace bond. He av " "~'et i -tale said j extra onvaeno.o~. ,7~ lor ~ne year [ /V ]h#~ Ill llOll ; as they broke open several boxes had pzevioosiy been arzested for erage attenoan ~ers ano ousinessmen ~o moo.'n ze ~ Y ' : . . . . _ . _ . 1959 to all stoct:nolders o~ recurs ] of apples and other fruitsand trespassing near the girl's dormi d Tuesday at noon [ their downtown shopping facilit- I 1. ReVise and bring up to oa.~e ~} ~Nt~h~'~l~|~N ~Hl~h, December 15, 1959. This is pay- I T ...... k~A=. ~..-- ~'~ helped themselves to it tory at" Shepherd College " r monthly 61inner lies and to,eliminate blighted butld lpur "Industrial ann L;ommunl~y NI mm~.+ujm+m mum, ~mmubml able January 2 1960. This makes] |OWR I~IPIIII - IIlIIF ]l . " " . ......... ' ; Jefferson County ings. Suita~ble r~cognltlon~should Information" booklet. , a total of 14~:~,' dividend for the I vmm+~ ~ ~m ....... almerce held at the I be provided for notwortt~y, jm- I 2. Assist our existing industries, _.The an..~ual Joy Oift Service at year, which is' the highest in the I With the .r)irit, n~ ~rt.+ .... .~w) ~=-.~ ~|~ |m~===.A.]~ T .... I~.~|.... ~on Hotel to hear ] proveme,nts. }in every possibm way, in :nelr wna~es ~row_n 'res~y~erlan ,.mur entire history of the Bank. It was I ent during -~l~]s" Ho~[cia'~~ 8eason: ~||~ ~=~||U||||~ mll|[~['~[] |~D r'|]~ 'program of work I 2 Cooperate with and encourage i plans for expanokng tneir proauc- cn ~narJes +town w va on ~un also re~mrted at the meetin~ bv I+h~ - ..... =Y. . ' .' " " W .... ,I "''@"+---- '~ '' " --"''" , . . ' -- , ~ .. , ' ' ~ : -- ~ ~+,,~ oczzerson ~,0un~y unapter oi ni.zatmn haa.ri.p. ]' "~ k~al of ROals' to ,)rovid~+ ~h t tio~+~aclllt,ms. . .... da~, .December 20, 1.,9.59 ~[ll pros: the cashlw+,. H. W. Willis, that,[the Ameriaan Red _~r,~s~o ..h~o ~:~-* I%__--I___ fi' | ~' Hq + I_ " ,*| m tamder of th, ),ear I,~+e ~+,~ ' off-street oarkit,m +~+~s, ;+" ~. '%-repare ourselves ano +no en~ +he ~emor, Chtlc[ret~'s anotht Ban+ +?:+ross income was the t ...... -: :_- r'" =: - ,Kirngon I |mr in I #t ~m Nmmt~u~u APPIAan@# e the program as|cloSeto ,!~o shopping ,~+cas ' ['com}fiunity for handling indus- Youth Choirs of the Church bn largest e~r~ experienced in an-lam-e:--mna~' Decedent. z, as ~Va~lI ~h~|i |1| |~Vl|| I ll O][ I 3 Spenser a training program Itrial prospects as follows musical settings of the Christmas annual period ~ |~l~uay, I()r~.n..e_~l~o~_ m~mle~o vis ~ r me s , . " ' %,llal'Zt J. OW[I. looa L onor -- adopted is divided i for sales and service personnel ] A Promote an improved ware s age the congregation partlclIn addition Mr Willis reported |"i ........................... ." " - ' - - " . -: o " '" -atin- " .. . . , . ~:, ]%~z lilt Wlil De ilelQ a~ ~ne ~plsc0- ~ne person suHereo minor in- ions. ego]'clal, [ with tn.e., oojec~.~ve at .imp]~.vlng |sykes- __v_r ,~ inform the "ub t, Be~nin.~ at 7 P M carols ,will .ttla.~ ~ne pasL. rive:years |pal Parish House, from I0:15 a.m. juries and two automobiles were Saturday night about 9:30 a ano agrmul[ure | ~ne quailty o| |no service onereo I ~., -.nH~a o ~v . o t, - ~ t~ .. - + ~o[n cnecgmg ann savings aepos- ]to 4"15 p m damaged and two ~tilitv holes bro 1950 O]dsmnhil,~ h,~i,,~ ,4,~ .... nmittee's program [ by retailers lllc aoou~ ~ne importance at inous-+ De playea upon me chimes, its have ,,rown considerabl- The ] ,~'~ ~.L__" _~ . . , ...... ': + _~ .~ ' .. _ ".. u~" "-~. ..... ~ .... =,, , , , ......... ........ e, ' J" | r~t~:t ~I'OSS oYnclalS anno]nceo ~en OH in two minor nlgnway ac ~oufl on ~ta~e ~aute 9 b Ra I by the commit- ~ 4, Act as coordinator at leastltrytoourcommuni~Yoymeanso~ 'e~'~.:ta ~'. M. tne carols wnl~)e[Bank has during this period alsoitodav a ou'~t~ r,r ~ ,~ ~ cid~t u,h+~h .......... ~ ~, ,~." ,~:~...~ ........ ' - ~Y Y" I twice yearly for sales p~'omotions la regular newspaper COlumn, I sung Vy the congregation ano added more than $125 0OO O0 to i'ts/blue~ has ~)een~'s~*-Z(~~'* ,~"L'" "; son~'~'o.X':.~+'~._"F"_"` .... ?',~. .... ': Z"~"? *~=+ oer!gan:s, oz. ~umml+ ' * ..................... : , ; . azl J~ ~s nopeo s un~y oa~uruay nlgnI~ ano_t-qJlnL went ou~ el control on a !mercialactivities Isponsored by our retail merchants. ! C. Locate a:no acq.uam~ ourse- [~ne umJaren s ano ~ne xou~n capital sti~cture, ithat not only will this ~,,~t~ he early this mornin# T~ n,.~,~,-t,~ ,.,,,-,~' ........ , ,~,~,~o ,,~.~,~. ^~ ~.. , luted 'out that the I 5 With the consent of the Court i ves with available plan~ si~es, l~noirs. )met '- t ~ ~ ....: _" "~+'~ -, ~r _, ~ "+ ._ :~ ..... ~-..~ ......... . .... ~. ......... s ..... ~ ...... .,,, ' - ...... he'J ffer " Th ..... di cted ~ ' ~ t , ou ~na~ l~ WlU oe exceeaeoaamage in me ~wo acctaen~s a- son s~ruc~ a utility pole and mainly concerned ty Court and the help of otherI D conslaer making t e - e ~emor wnmr, re oYl What t ' ' ' ' I " "~ .... zi "Devote ]Mrs --w --" - -1 n will r i ~ ....... J---&. tM.ll [ g'eater gift c0u]d c~ne give mounted to about $425 Charles broke it off The dr~ver then man ms of the local re groups display documents con son t~aun~y naust al p- ~ en w 2ong y p e- . . ' I , - ' ...... / .' .... '_ _ , o LOFF IIU ilI$ Will l at this time of the year than a Town State l~olice ret)orted aged to get the car hick onto the Icerning the John Brown Trial in ment Corp" a par~ oI ~ne cnam-|se~n~ a~ 'z'~u t-' M a program oz ' int of blood that someo e 1 Cur oral I ; ' ~ .... |me ce "vocal and" )n trumental music - ]P : n ess p . P. Ricnardson said ~highway and leave the scene of chairman of this order to stimulate tom|st interest ~)er ot uo ~r s o r ' " ' * ' " | ' * ' '" '1L . ].. .. ..... D.. ~ .... ~. l& I .... L..-- I fo tunate might hue a 1959 Chew'olet being driven by the accldent He was appzehended ir!ed that concer-]...Under industrial develo.Pment !_:4,._Initla~eeassiPlveOgrn~lmus~z~rsrewC~g/~or~vS ~e~2gim~.r2.M~. n~ow~ri + D{~ ~UUS|S a' LU'C"UU' I Everyone is urged to either Harold A. Keene of Lowell Charles ;town State troopers , oe taken ~o con- let;na.irman Joseph. ~aJey. sale the lllZLIl~ 1~ 'O~ " " ~ ' " [ mak " ' g . e an apoplntment to giveand race track 3ockey who wa. W R Barlow and Toms Ward a )ve x f ernst| mdustries have outstanding ~ecords m expan Charles Town will be at the ot, the shopping pans|on o g ',. " " - comm nit an f r "h 'h r 1 n - r ":, The twenty or more Jeffersohlblood at the Parish House betweencoming to Charles ;town to rideshort' time later at a county beer also do everything land the attraction of new and di- stun, empi,oyment a,no u :~g o ~ e c o a umoe s ann Countv Corresuondents who faith I the hm,rs nf ~n,+~ mud a ~r~ ~, ~e ~t *h~ ~h~,.I,~ "r~u.~ ~o~ ........ ; .............. = ...... i- + + = . ................. :.,. ..." ,. .... ~ ....................... ~ ~u~v ~vvz'zs. ne wa~ [aKen oeiore JUS- t|use the tourist |versified industries to our corn- service, w ~ play ~wo oigan solos, one o~ full- serve the S--irit of Jefferso~ ~i+ is 1 ...... '- ........... -~--" ................................................. " . .T~ee,~.o~,,~ r~,,,,~,, /,~,,,~+,, io , ,~,-~,*~a ~m~^~t~,~.o ~hi)'l~v ~,,nt m m~m~ber of the which Mr 14erin~'~ r~e~ntl,,--,~,',, J' 1"1 ~ | t, lZll..~lulv bu Zll~.i~.~ D. U~llll/b~ WVllb Utlb ,:)1 COIlbYOI aL Llle lull- blce oz the t-eace Merte Alger ann ...... | ........................... ;.. ...... ,^.^., ...... ,.+^.. , ~r~..^. ..... dvocate each week wit thmr ex ] appointment you will be accepted road crossing at Halltown about 5 was fined on a hit and ~un char ~ur hotels mo~;els lne a rOllS 0I lan~ employees UlVlC Ll#2V~L~]Jlil~Ilb L~I311ilZlAbbVV ZV- IJ,~~CU UU11]JU:~ZVZUZS, Vi~ZJ.a~UlI~ Uli . . " "+ " " , ,/ P Y P " .... f work ' re'O Come ~" Come Em n- " cel/ent news coverage of the coun I any time you are able to report a m this mormng and crashed ge Damage to the Jenkins car a .atService. stations|make possible the sa!e of ,,m, er- P3r3~a2; t~l~i.e Pc~amnm~ttee he:drd will have ~he,n it's fir~apu~lic ty, will be guests of this newspa-lbetween these hours on the 21st. into a utility pole mounted to about $200 Troper P ex~en~ on ~nis icnanoise in ,our retall es~aollsn- p y ' ' ~er at a '-ncheon on Saturdo,, at I T,~,,i,~ r~.~,~.,~