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Red Cross off- the country have amese government that on this humanitarian effort there is no division in American opinion. The most recent defense de- partment figures show 419 Ame- ricans classified/as prisoners ot war in Vietnam, with another 942 servicemen missing in action and possibly captured. The Red Cross is asking Ame- While Dec. 7 was a rather ricans to urge the President of happy day for the children with North Vietnam in Hanoi to re- the season's first snowfall of any lease the names of the prisoners, J allow communication between the i appreciable amount hitting the county and section, motorists did men and their families, and let not receive the "white stuff' with to urge Americans the Red Cross inspect the camps as much enthusiasm. But despite or doves, do send to be sure medical treatment and the rather hazardous conditions cards appealing to the living conditions are as prescrib- i which prevailed on the county's of North Vietnam for ed by the Geneva Convention.[ highways from about 10 a. m. of U. S. Prisoners of Eaton said the cards should be until mid-afternoon, not a single addressed to Hanoi and should motoring accident occurred in the Cross officials say just contain whatever message the county. Or at l~ast none were Christmas card to an sender desires to include. But reported to Charles Town State ~is year. Ramone E. Eat- we have to send enough of them Police. o:t the Am~ri- to make a difference - millions In fact the countff had only said news brief of them, so many they cala't ig- one highway accident reported that the Christmas here, he said. [during the week-end period of n he hoped, would I Friday Dec. 5 and Monday morn- L the treatment and IN NEW Z~LAND ing, Dec. 8. Americans captured Not all living Christmas trees That one occurred on State Cong and the North are spruce or fir. In New Zealand Route 9, about one-tenth of a there's one called "Christmas mile North of Ranson, with two tfh:r endorsement of tree" that doesn't even need dec cars involved, and property dam- Sen. J. W. Full- orating - it blossoms with its own age listed at $500. There were no ~ersonal injuries. Charles Town qtate Police said a 1966 Chevro- let being driven South on the highway by Howard Lester Ware one of the red flowers. The tree earned its critics of the war, would name since it blooms in Decem- Proof to the North Viet- ber and January. " '!ilil;iiiiiii, With most sincere hopes that peace and happiness he with us all. Many thanks. ::i : i :Z i: ii: KEARNEYSVILLE ESS0 STATION & mP, s. NORVAL OHNSTON & EMPLOYEES ARNEY.SVILLE, W. VA. Gen. Delivery Charles Town, was attempting to make a left turn across a northbound lane into a service station and it turned into the face of an oncoming car be- ing driven by Wayne Eugene Rohrbaugh, Haysville, W. Va. Police said they charged Ware with turning off the highway in the face of oncoming traffic and Rohrbaugh with having defective brakes on his car. A minor two-car collision was also investigated by State Police Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6 p .m. on U. S. Route 340, at the intersect- ion of secondary Route 34. State Police said a car being driven by Caroline Wesco, of Cards Provide Clue To History Of Gift 61ver m Greeting cards history offers a clue to Santa evolution as a holi- day symbol. The theme of Santa Claus was conspicuously absent f2om most nineteenth centm.j .C, hafigl L, cards. tttt Mooney, curator of the Norero s]': Historical Collection. Early cards[ frequently favored children and flowers. When Santa did appear occas- ionally on a greeting card, it Was generally in the form of a dour, rather sad-faced Father Christ- mas, robed in a monk's blue garb and long gray beard, or as "Saint Santa," a semi-religious figure de- veloped from St. Nicholas. These were a far cry from the rotund, red-cheeked Santa depict- ed on Christmas greeting cards of today. The modern Santa, fat and friendly, began to emerge at the turn of the century, and about 1909 he appears on a Christmas card. Here he is shown mounted on a hobby horse, rather than a reindeer-drawn sleigh, The card shows him wearing the nGw-familiar red jacket, but his trousers still were blue. His stern expression, however, has given way to a slight whimsical smile, brightening his white- beard, cherublike face. The concept of the reindeer sleigh was a still later addition in greeting card history. The early Santa walked with a wheel barrow or carried his toys in a straw basket attached to his back or rode a horse. Today, a jolly Santa Claus, his orignally blue robe changed to red, and riding his now tradit- ional reindeer sleigh, is a dom- inating Christmas .card theme. One Injured In " Two Car Collision In Charles Town A two car accident which did an estimated $1,500 in damage and injured one person occurred Saturday Dec. 6 5:15 P. M. on North Mildred street in Charles Town. Charles Town Patrolman Nor- man Ballenger said a car being driven by Harold E. McKee, 64, Route 2, Charles Town, smashed into a car being driven by Donald E. Robinson of Jefferson Avenue The impact of the McKee car drove the latter car into ~ tree. City Police took McKee to the Charles Town General Hospital where he was admitted for treat- ment, but he was released Sun- day. Police said they charged McKee with driving under the influence of alcohol. FINDING THE BEAN I . " W "Twelfth Cake as a highlight of 16th century celebrations of Epiphany, January 6. From the finding of a bean and a pea bak. ed into the cake, a king and queen of the day were chosen. I Here's wishing you and yours all the long-lasting happiness of an Old-fashioned Christmas. We deep- ly Value your continued patronage and friendly good will. To everyone, a heartfelt thank you. General Contracting Design Services Architectural Engineering ,Commercial, Industrial, Public Buildings 267-8959 -- Martimburg, W. Va. Summit Point, was attempting to make a left turn off Route 34 onto Route 340, and pulled into the face of oncoming traffic, be- ing struck by a car being driven by Ward F. Sigler, of the Park View Trailer Court. Damage to the two cars was placed at $100. Police said they charged the Summit Point woman with pull- ing into the face of oncoming traffic. ? i Adam P. Craven To both scholastically in athletics.[ SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMER'S ADVOCATE [Adam Craven of tlarpers Ferry. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1969 SE(T ON---B Receive [ngineering ISchad,[ A Martinsburgson of Mr. andb Y'Mrs.PaUlpaulJ'[ed one of the Reserve Officers Missy is presently taking Biology De ree Penn State I Schad of 433 S Kentucky Avenue I Training Corps programs at the I, Band, Phase iV English, Phase I will also be a member of theIUniversity" IV English, Phase IV Social Stud I graduating class. IIe will receive[. ~ Educatton.ies' General. Math, and Physical The Pennsylvania State Univer a MS degree in Botany. [MIssy Man~[ Named Upon graduation she would sity will confer 1147 degrees att Dr. Eric A. Walker, president Commencement exercises to be like to work for IBM. held Sunday afternoon, marking of the University, will be assisted the close of the Fall term andin conferring the degrees by Dr. included in the graduating class H. Thomas ttallowll, Jr of Jenk will be Adam P. Craven of liarp- intown, representing the Board ers Ferry, who will receive a of Trustees. Bachelor of Science degree in Fifty-four of the seniors will Civil Engineering. be graduated with honors and 58 Adam was graduated from Har seniors will receive commissions pers Ferry High School where in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps he was an outstanding student or the Air Force, having complet- Student Of Month At Harpers Ferry High The Margaret Jamison Chapter of the National 17onor Society of Harpers Ferry tIigh School has chosen Missy Manuel as Stu- dent of the Month for December. READ THE SPIRIT-ADVOCATI~ *S~ aS . H ? K M,- voices are raised in joyful caroling, the spirit of a Merry Christmas resounds warmly in our hearts. At this most festive of all seasons, we wzsh you a d yours the happxest of hohdays. . Thank you for your continued good will whzeh indeed makes our business a privilege and pleasure. MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA %