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Charles Town, West Virginia
December 18, 1969     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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December 18, 1969

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i I IIII f Christmas Gift , Suggestions ] OR ALL TIlE FAMILY 1844 - - - - The Newspaper clmrles Town, Ranson And West Virginia Grew Up With 1969 i Christmas Gilt Suggestions FOR ALL THE FAMILY | hlllll I I IIII I I 105 NO. 51 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), W. VA. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1969 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper PRICE - 10 CENTS Lee 5iilespie, "Trusty," Walks Away From County Jail Robert Lee Gillespie, of Balti- more, Md who was sentenced to 10 months in the Jefferson Cou- nty Jail at the April Term of the Circuit Court of Jefferson Con- nty~ walked away from the Cou- nty jail about 4 p. m. Wednesday afternoon. i mR cards part of the month erson Countians issued their rash of robber- dtate broke out. Marsha Pine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward~ Lee Pine 515 Washington Court, Charles Town was one of 10 lovely young fe- male students at Mt. Union Col- lege, Alliance, Ohio, who are vie- NOTICE ing for the title of "Cover Girl", 24 and 25th. for Glamour magazine a contest Place~ of business sponsored by the Dynamo Assoc- Will NOT be open iation. Negotiations are being made with banks in West Virginia to handle the bulk supplies of the stamps so as to provide more security, Ott said, In some counties in the state hundreds of families were affect ed by the halt in the issuance of th efood stamps by the West Vir ginia Welfare Department. The halt was ordered until better sec urity measures could be worked out not only for the distribution of the stamps to the various cou- nties, but also in the various county offices. Efforts are also being worked out in many counties of the state for law enforcement escorts of welfare officials when they move the old stamps from regional, or local storage points into the cou- nty offices and possibly also dur- ing the period when the stamps are being issued, it was stated. Marsha Pine Vieing For Cover Girl Title on December, 24 as usual fi.~g, December UI!'LES SUPPLY CHARLES D OPERATIVE Judging of the contestants is based on general appearance, neatness, clothing, posture, and poise The winner of the honor was to be determined by a panel of five judges. Miss 'Pine, a graduate of Char- les Town High School, is a sopho more at Mt. Union College, Santa made a special trip to Charles Town and Ranson Wed- nesday evening just ~to ,be on hand to help bring joy and hap- piness to the, hearts of some 160 of the County s less fortunate who were guests of the Jefferson County Jaycee's ~t a Christmas thea,tre party held in the Charles Washington Theatre in Ranson. The affair got underway at 7 p. an. with the children first be- ing shown cartoon movies thru the cooperation of Mr. Elwood Lane, manager of the Charles Washington 2~heatre. Mr. Lane closed ehe ,theatre to the public last night in order to provide the facilities necessary for the $aycees to host the children. Following the movies Santa came on the scene and greeted and talked with the children and then 'he assisted the Jaycees in providing each youngster with an article of clothing, a toy or game. They were given caj~dy, popcorn and a soft drink during the mov- ies. Donald Wean served as chair- man of the Jaycee p.a~ty, with Stewart Wharton as co-chairman Santa Claus Is Now At Bank Of Charles Town The Bank of Charles Town is one of the places in Jefferson County where Santa Claus holds forth daily from 9 a. m. until 2 p. m. He has been making the daily trips ~tO the bank for the past week and he will continue to be there each day until Christmas Eve. Not only is Santa anxious to meet and greet all children, but he has a special gift for each of them. T! To Aft Advertisers And Correspondents The Spirit of Jefferson.Advocate will be published next week on Christmas Eve, December 24th at 9:00 A. M. sharp. Therefore, we are asking that all advertis- ing copy be ready by Saturday, December 20 at noon. This also applies to all correspondents and those who desire news articles in that issue. This matter MUST be in our hands on Saturday, December 20, to be assured of publication. The offices of this newspaper and print- ing plant will be dosed from December 25 thru Decent. ber 28th, opening Monday morning, December 29th, for business as usual. The Spirit-Advocate will be published as usual on the week of December 29th on Wednesday, December 31 at 11:00 A. M. We will be most grate- ful to everyone for their cooperation in order that our employees might enjoy the Christmas holidays. We Thank You. is also wanted in connection with the theft of a coat from a Balti- here store. Gillespm was one of four men arrested more than a year ago in connection with the theft of a quantity of apples from the Byrd Orchards, west of Charles Town. Charles Town Jr. High Ochestra To Present Program For Kiwanis Members of the Charles Town Kiwanis Club have been urged to bring along their son or daughter or a neighbor's child to the regu- lar weekly dinner meeting to- night (Thursday) which will be held at 6:15 in the Rib Room at the Turf Diner, it was announced The reason for having the children present is that the pro- gram this week will be one of Christmas music to be presented by tile Charles Town Junior High School orchestra. Red Cross Bloodmobile Will Make Visfl To Charles Town Dec. 31 The Red Cross Bloodmobile unR will make another visit to Charles Town on Wednesday, Dec. 31, it was annommed this week by Donald Ott, chairman of the Red Cross blood program. O~t said the ur~it will be at the Zion Episcopal Parish House from 10:15 a. m. until 4 p. m. and he hopes that in spite of the fact that no sponsoring organize. ion or group has as yet been ob- tained for the visit, that there will be a generous response from the public. This will be the third visit of the unit to Charles Town in this year's quota. 1~() - - - - d, Increasing cloudiness today with highest near 37 degrees. Cloudy with oecassional snow likely tonight and lows in the upper twenties. Friday, partial clearing with high in mid thirt- ies. Light and variable winds to. .day l0 MPlL The~ probability of precipitation is 20 Percent today, 60 percent tonight, and 20 percent on Friday. Saturday clearing, and rather Two persons were injured in two of four motoring accidents which occurred in Jefferson Con nty during the period of Saturday at 1:20 p. m. and early Wednes- day morning according to Charles Town State Police. In the latest accident which oc- curred about 12:10 Wednesday morning on the Flowing Springs Road near the Kratz Motel, David William White, 20, of Jefferson Terrace, near Chares Town sus- tained a severe leg injury and shock when the 1057 Chevrolet he was driving left the highway turned over and skidded some 540 feet before coming to a stop. Charles Town State Police said the car was completely'demolish- ed and White was taken to the Charles Town General Hospital coin Drive, Berryville, Va sus- tained head lacerations when the 1965 Ford he was driving went out of control on the curve at Kratz Motel, on the Flowing Spr- ings Road and turned over. Charles Town State Police said Wilson was taken to the Charles Town General Hospital by ~the Independent Fire Company ambu lance, treated and later released. Damage to the car was placed at $800. No charges were placed, police said. Howard W. Ainsworth St 31, of Bakerton, a passenger in the car, was not injured. Earlier. Tuesday afternoon about 2:15 a car-truck collision at the intersection of State Route 9 and the Leetown Road which resulted in about $50 damages to the truck and $100 damages to in the Independent Fire Company the car. ambulance. Police said a charge l Charles Town.State .Police said of reckless driving would be a Dodge truck owned by the placed against White, who was State Road Commission and be- headed towards Ranson when the ing driven by Herman L. Swartz, accident occurred, of Route 1, Kearneyville, was About 5:20 Tuesday evening traveling North on State Route Robert James Wilson, 30, of Ling, and in attempting to make a in staging an annual pre42hrist. mas visR from Santa to Harpers Ferry n~d Bolivar and treats were given to the children. In 1957 a comanittee including representatives of the churches and civic groups in Harpers Ferry and Bolivar was formed to plan and direct the annu~ visit of Santa and to provide treats for the children and included on this committee in addition to the Lions and Firemen are the Har- pers Ferry Area Foundation, Bolivar, Camp Hill and Wesley United Methodist Churches; St. John's Episcopal Church; St~ .Tohn's Lutheran Church; The G~spel Chapel: the Harpers Ferry District Woman's Club: St. Peters Catholic Church; the C, W. Ship- ley Elementary School; Harpers Ferry I-Ligh School; the Bolivar Civic Association: Camp Hill Civ- ic 'Club; Girl and 4~H Clubs. left turn was strUck by a 1961 Oldsmobile being driven by Law. xence J.Ayers, 48, of Washington D. C. There were no personal in- juries and no charges were pre- ferred. The other accident occurred Saturday at 1:20 p. m. on State TURN TO PAGE 3--A ! Presentation of Luther's Christmas Pageant by the Sunday School students of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Ranson. on Sunday evening, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p. m. will be one of ?,he special features of the Religious observance of Christmas in Ranson. The above picture ,dePicts a scene from the Christmas program which includes recitations, music by the Children's and Junior Departments. The offering reeelved at rids program will be given to the Children's Home of the ~th at Salem. Virgin~ usually get their For Ja: month Ott said who are issu. ts I however, not been at the local office method. Ott families were issu stamps at the regu- of the food county as a result of robberies. For said a much smaller food stamps are into this county COunties at any one some counties in as the result of food stamp offices in the state, no ~lelay, nor in- the program in Jef- manager of the Program in Jefferson there have however changes made the issuance of food .temporarily delayed II Robberies Elsewhere Jefferson ,County Sheriff Row- @ land "Speed Moreland, said this ,Santa Claus wi,~ make his an- morning that Gillespie had serv. nual pre-Christmas visit to Hal- ed all but about three weeks of pors Ferry and Bolivar this even- his sentence when he disappear- inz (Thursday) at 6:30 p. m. by ed. Sheriff Moreland said Gill- riding the Friendship Fire Com- espie and another inmate of the pany fire truck from the Har- jail had been on "trusty" duty pets Ferry High School to the for the past month and it was Once again Friday night man-lemployee of the Spirit of Jeffer- fire hall where he will greet and Gillespie's duty to take the trash agement and employees of the [ son took over and directed a pro- dista'ibute treats to all of the from the jail and place it on the Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate news I pram of music and humor elaildren of the two towns. sidewalk on East Liberty street paper joined together for the I for the Christmas season. Santa Santa is expected to begin his for the municipal garbage coil- annual employees Christmas [ Claus, played by Alvin Ennis, Jr ride about 6:30 and after ~his ar. ectors to pick-up. He usually did party held at the Winchester, Va.| was the first on the scene and rival a~ the fire hall and just this about 4 p. m. each afternoon. Golf and Country Club. The affair [ then following the, singing of prior to his distribution of :the Wednesday he took the garbageas in the past was hosted by Mr. I "Jingle Bells" by a quartet corn- treats of ,the children, there will i! out as usual but then instead of and Mrs. Ralph Dorsey of Berry[ posed of Ralph and Joseph Dor- be a brief program, presided over coming back into the jail he ville, Va and their son Joseph,] sey and Max Brown and Don by Lug]her Mumaw,: president of took off and he has not been of Winchester, Va owners of the/Rentch, a series of contests were the Harpe~ Ferry-Bolivar Lions. seen or heard from since. Spirit of Jefferson. ] played with all present partieipat Bolivar s Mayor, Mack Robert, A warrant for his arrest was Wives and husbands of the] ing. Prizes were awarded indivi, son. and Harpers Ferry's Mayor, l~oe:~!~n~ti!! issued last Wednesday by Jeffer- employees and management]dual winners as well as teams. Temple G. Wheeler, will extend ". i i," ''! ." ! i!i) " ! " n !i;a~rw i iP:~fffi! i! ie n:t:~ll y i ns imt with thell i' " ". Jerome Radosh and a message giaests joined for the social hour|games and contests gifts were introduce special guests and va.r- ofeha~POa~st~f~eCee marl from the present Ranson son County Prosecuting Attoreny along with a number of special[ With the conclusion of the brief messages of welcome and s i]: " i' " ] ! has been sent t p lice depart" and r ast beef dinner which f l" I presented t Mr" and Mrs" Ralph i us fficials f the Harpers ments across the country advis- lowed, i Dorsey and Max Brown by the Ferry National Park Service . : i. ing that GU~espie is wanted in Max Brown, general manager] neWspaper staff. The Harpers Ferry High Band, ?harles Town, of the newspaper, and Mr. Ralph] This week the employees of under the direction of Darts A1- "- Morelancr ~nra it was thought Dorsey extended welcome to the] the newspaper were once again bright, will provide Christmas it that the reason Gillespie took Off employees and~ guests and then] given the customary semi-annual music and lead those present in and did not complete serving the Mr. and: Mrs. Donald Smith, of] bonus,~:similiar bonus was given singing Christmas Carols. re~ainLng several weeks of h~ Charles Wgwn,the l~tter a former Ib~ th~ company in early Jllly. ,~ ~ SOme 30 years ago a large com ja~ s~ here, was that he : m~ty Christmas tree v~. Gore, tlanson I Saturday a-ftbi~oon and ~ening ] office. Then there is also an6~l~er [offie~ "s~e md tile .~p-ri~lg learned that a detainer had i planted ,'~by a group of civic f m~. aaamon to ~ostmaster ~ore, been rceived from the Baltimore i other members of the Ranson PO Md Police department where he said the move from as soon as the mail switch has] 120 square feet of platform spaceI building to the new been completed. ]for loading and unloading of the ke place quick and l The new one-story building of[mails as Well as another 1~;~00 staff are: Donald Fink regular the war years, after World War t mail service being concrete block and brick veneer~ Square feet of parking area, clet'k; Mrs. Lewis Smallwood, II, .the tIarpers Ferry-Bolivar about one hour from facing was constructed by K. J. [much of which has been covred substitute clerk; and Mrs. Ralph Lions kept it lighted until sev- 1 p. m. He said it W01aver, O. B. Meade and J. W. ]with macadam, eden and Nathan Burcher, tern- - eral y~mrs ago when the Fire long to move the lSawdy, all of Richmond, Va. I Gore said the hours of operat- pm:ary clerks. Compari~ joined with. the Lions