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December 17, 1959

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Live Wire Received Ribbon At Banquet of. the Blue Ridge 4-H Club heard reports annual Jefferson County ,banquet held Dec. 5 Community Center at club was one of a hum COunty clu~bs to receive blue Fizer, State Girls was the banquet's i~{lss Fizer talked of a- in the following terms l~tie,uce, resourcefulness hess and work. Sr~th,. a member' of Wire club now a student Df North Carp- state winner in Food and won a~n all-expense National 4-H Club con in Chicago from Nov. 4. Mary Randolph was the banquet and gave of her experiences Chicago. Mary Randolph a club member for nine has ,carried projects in ,canning, cook- beautifleation. Myers, 4-H Club Mr. J. ~. Saville, coun- presented the annual awards. Those awards ~from the Live Were agriculture, Rob- Tractor Maintenance, Food Preparation; Canning, Carol- Food Freezing, Mary Iealth, Joseph Cloud. is sponsored a,u- the Jefferson County Assoc., County Farm Council .and the County There were approx 4-5-I club members, and guests present at the C. CARMAN COMMISSIONER of bad checks the is receiving from is at an all time high. the .first eleven months Year 3,109 bad cheeks, a- to $349,088, have been our Field Deputies. average of 283 You get 3-in-1 with our new Policy, too! Policy you the vital ]ire, and liab.ility protec- You need for your All this coverage one policy.., one pre- You owe it to your- to give us a call. tFur checks, totaling $31,735, collected during 1959 represents a substazl- tlal increase over simil~ar collec- tions for prior years. Even so, a balance of $39,879 in ,bad checks remains outstanding at this time. Ninety per cent o,f the checks retur,ued are received for payment of consumers' sales tax collected by the taxpayer. This might be considered a form of embezzzlement since, in this instance, the maker of the check is acting as a trustee of State funds. Upon the return of a check marked "not sufficient funds" from the Treasurer's Office, the maker is contacted immediately in an effort to make collectio~ of the amount due. The taxpayer is required to re- mit this collection by cash, certi- fled check, or money order. If the maker has been contacted twice and collection is not effec- ted, action As taken against the , 50-yard freestyle: 1-W. Lee (M) 2-~iez (S); 3-D: Lee (M). Time 26.2 seconds. 200-yaxd individual medley: 1- Halt (M); 2-Utley (M); 3-Attick (S). Time: 2:34. Fancy Diving: 1-Chambers (S) 2-Cruise (M); 3-MoLeod (M). 100-yaxd ~reestyle: 1-Diez (S); 2-Lee (M); 3-Mitchell (M). Time 1:01.1. 200 yard backstroke: 1- Halt (M); 2-Vance (S); 3-Atherton (S). Time: 2:37.3. 200-yaxd breaststroke: 1-Fairley : (M); 2-Attick (S); 3-Shobe (S). Time: 2:57. 440-yaxd freestyle: 1- Smelser (S) ; 2-,Homer (St ; 3-Coleman (M). Time: 6:07.7. 400-yaxd relay:, 1-(tie) Shep- herd (Diez ~Pfitzinger -Cook-Smel - zer); Morgan (Mitchell-Johnson- Lee -Utter. ) 2O0-yard butterfly: 1-Johnson (S); 2~Pfitzinger (S); 3-Spoerl (S). Tl,me: 2:50.5. taxpayer in most cases. While this action, as provided JUNIOR WOMEN TO AWARD by law, can be severe, our policy BEDROOM SUITE DEC. 19 is to keep the taxpayer in b~sl- ness a,nd keep him paying taxes Junior Woman's Club will present a three,piece bedxoom suite and lamp on Dec. 19 at 4 p. m. from the Swimley Furniture Company Store on West Washington street, Charles Town. Tickets are being sold by members oT the club for 25 c~uts each or5 tickets for $1. The 1Oth annual Four-State Farmers Meeting will be held Fri- day, January 22, in Franklin Court Auditori,um in Hagerstown, Md. according to an announce- ment by Herman Stockslager, pres idecat of the group. Farmers from Pennsylvania, Vir ginia, West Virginia and Mary- land are expected to form the us- ual co~paclty crowd for the meet- ing. The meeting has been plan- ned and arranged by a committee Members of the Charles Town of ,farmers, agricultural extension jpersonnel, county agents and the ~farm department of The Potomac Lleht and Power Co. The central theme of this year's meeting will be farm marketin~..,~, In addition, several other topics of vital interest to farmers in the four-state area will be discussed. These topics were chosen by a selected panel of farmers, county agents and agricultural experts as those being of prime importance iz~ farming operations in this area. The program will include agric- ultural experts from University of Maryland, V. P. I., University of West Virginia and Pennsylvania State University and other top farm e:vperts in their respective fields. Full details of the program will be released at a later date. This year's meeting will officially open at 9 a. m. on the mormng of the 22nd, with sessions continuing throughout the day a~d ending at 3:15 p. m. USE CLASSIFIED ADS ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Christ Makes Christmas Sermon Sunday At Presbyterian Church tnd the various Sunday School classrooms have become decorated appropriately so that the very at mosphere tinges on Christmas The various departments in the Sunday School will begin having their Christmas programs on Sun day aftermoon in Fellowship Hall. which is in the new building. The Junior and Senior Choirs will pre sent a program o$ chorales and Christmas anthems in the evening at 7:30 o'clock. And a group of some forty players will preesnt the pageant, "A King Is Born", SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON F pas ADVOCATE5__B THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1959 The various age groups will go car ~ckert, an operations sergeant cling on several evenings of the week. The public is invi~ted to all of these ,meetings and services. in 18th F.mgineer Company at Ladd Air Force Base, entered the Army in 1940 and arrived in Al- uska last October. He is a graduate of Martins- burg (W. Va. High School. Eck- herr js the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aibert S. Eckert, 7{)1 Virglnia Ave. MartinSburg, W. Va. ,Observance of Christmas wlll be gin a~ the Charles Town Metho- dist Church on this Sunday, Dec- ,., -, - .Ua ;m ur" Soldier ember 20. Dr. Richard T. Scholl,. the pastor, will preach on the s~b JCo~t llJ~ iect "Christ Makes Christmas." ~ Inte nce The sanctuary of the church I School At Alaska Base Ellelson Ai'r Force Base, Alaska (/~-rrNc)-Army M/Sgt. Lee G. Eckert. 38, whose wife,,~,' Frances, lives at 410 Camellia dr., Ander- son, S. C. recently graduated from the Yukon Command IntelLigence Specialist School at Eielson /kit Force Base, Alaska. Sergeant Eckert received train- ing in reconnaissance procedures, map reading, prisoner of war treatment and other duties of an on Christmas mor~ng at 6 o'clock ,infantry intelligence specialist. whenever possible.. Anidysis shows that 40% of the ~~~~~~~. ~~~~~~~ :~~~~. ~~~... ~~~~~~~~ cost of operation of the Field De- puty Division of the Tax Depart- ment is attributable to the con lection of bad checks submitted by taxpayers. This is one of the reasons why the Legislature will be asked to ' enact legislation authorizing the l Tax Department to revoke the privilege of hsubttual 'bad check makers' of paying or transmitting their tax payments :by persona~ check. Women Of Moose Hold t Ch@ter Night Program Charles Town Chapter No. 10'28 O :~ of the Women ol the Moose held their Social Service Chapter Night Program at the Moose Home Tues day, Dec. 8. The meeting was call ~* ed to order by Senior Regent, Mrs. Mamie La ncaster at 8 o'clock. After the four-fold decoration It he chapter proceeded with the enro41ment of six new members ~ ----, into the defending circle. The meeting was then turned over to i social Service Chairman, Theresa Johnson, chairman of the even- ln~ letter of tha,~ks.. WaSsr~ta~al from the Charms rvw,, Ho pl .for the donation presented them by the Women o~ the Moose. Co-worker Theresa Johnson, having a birthday in December was presented w.i~h a gift. The chapter adjourned to meet again i ~uesday, Dec. 22 at 8 o'clock for t;he regular ,business session. After the meeting refreshments of sherbert, cookies, salted ~auts, mints and coffee were served. There was an exchange of Christ- their annual. Christmas party. There was a large attendunce and everyone had a very enjoya~ble ev ening. Shephe- Lose NORTH GEORGE STREET RANSON, WE . " PHONE 424 Close Match To Mor@n State In Shepherd Pool Allen Chambers and Jeff Smel- ser turned in record-sma~shing ef forts for the Shepherd College swimming team Friday afternoon i~a a dual meet with Morgan State Teacher's College, but i,n spite of their efforts the visitors were still strong enough to take home a 49]/s to 45V~ victory over the Ram tankmen. The Rams, swimming in their home pool, had a victory within their grasp, trailing by only .fbur points going into the final event- the 400 yard free-style relay But the two teams battled to a tie in this event with each team getting two and one-half points. ,Chambers set a new school rec- ord in diving by scoring 74.2~ qual ity points. Smelser broke Buck ~Horner's school record in the 440 yard freestyle of 6:17.3 with a bril liant 6:07.7 effort. Smelser also carried off indivi- dual honors with first place ef- forts in the 220 and 440 yard tests plus turning i:n a spectacular per fo~mance In tying Morgan's relay team in the final event. Coach Erwin O. Fieger lauded his squad for a "terrific team ef- fort" against the Morgan State squad. 440-yard medley relay: 1-Mor- gan State. Time:4:42.9. 220-yard freestyle: 1- Smelser (~) ; 2-Horner (S) ; 3-Coleman (M). Time: 2:43,2. mm mm Back in Print After 70 Years! "-! 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