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December 18, 1969

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Logan C. TaLe, General Man- ager of General Telephone Com- pany of the Southeast's West Vir- ginia-Virginia Division, comment sLat B r n ess ed on the recent re-pricing of local exchange service placed in- I to effect under bond. Virginia's top executive e-we e ec ary to secure1 "We have re-priced our pro- Telephone said today the funds needed to meet the re- [ duct in order to give us the capa- service charges now go- quirements of providing tele- bility to secure the funds we need effect in the company's phone service in the face of an to meet the present and future throughout the inflationary economy. telephone requirements of our subscribers," Tate said. "The new capital needed to ex IVdre fixing to have the best holiday the same. Our thanks to all o/you/or your patronage. Third Avenue -- Ranson, W. Va. [] [] (PARTY TIME AGAINI) . upward trend in the other con- Garry Moore, Valerie Owens, I The plot of the play revolves sumer indices - the cost of all Mary Beth Printz, Terry Propps, 'around the following situation: goods and services - has accele- Diane Ratcliff, Debbie Roper, Gil Charles Horwitz Persindon (Cha- rated rapidly. I Turner, Billy Thompson, Karen rley) has been given a Royal Sum "No business likes to raise its Upright, Anita Walker, Judy Wilt mons; he is requested to spend prices, and General Telephone is FRESHMEN: a month on earth to find out just no exception. I Franklin Adams, Ellen Athey, what is meant by "Christmas "We aren't seeking any sym- Deborah Brown, Eleanor Bussey, Spirit". He visits many places, pathy. Susan Chamblin, Patricia Chesh- but seemingly hasn't come up "We are simply dedicated to ire, Teresa Cline, James Darling providing the very best type and ton, Barbara Dodson, David Fraz- quality of telephone service avail ier, Cindy Gano, Carol Garcia, able in West Virginia. Debbie Hills, Teresa Jenkins, Har "What is all boils down to is vey Kercheval, Faylee Kisner, pand telephone service to meet that if we do not have a suffici- George Lewis, Anthony Marrone, the telephone requirements of ent rate of return on investment, Sarah Mays, Jenny Sue Peters, our. sustomers must be paid for we will not be able to raise the Debbie Pifer, Steve Roth, The- at very high interest costs. I capital to do what must be done resa Russe.ll, Pat Sager, Philip "Since 1958, we have doubled i to meet the requirements of See, Jenny Sue Smith, Ronald our investments in West Virginia growth and expansion," he said. Smith, Roger Stewart, Alys Stone while at the same time, our inter- General Telephone operates Betsy Walker, John Willis, Kath- est cost has increased more than'telephone exchanges in the south ryn Young. 360 percent, l ern area and the northern pan-I "Despite the introduction of handle area of the state. Lawson Botts UDC Has technological advances and increa Tate said the company had not sed operating efficiences, operat sought a general rate increase ing costs have increased 116 per- in the southern area in ten years, Ann~J ~ldstm~ Pa~t~ cent since 1959, as compared to while in the northern area an growth in revenues, which have increase has not been sought inI increased by 99 percent," Tate four yarn. I The Lawson-Botts Chapter of said. The southern area where the the U. D. C. held their monthly The general manager said Gen'firm provides telephone service meeting and annual Christmas eral Telephone will have expend- includes Anawalt, Athens, Blue- Party at the home of Mrs. Kenna ed approximately $4.2~million in field, Bluewell, Bramwell, Coal- Travell on Church Street on Dec. 1969 and has plans for expendi, wood, Davy, Gary, Kimball, Mat- 9, at 7:30 P. M. There were thir- tures in excess of $9.5 million in oaka, Maybeury, Northfork, Oak- teen members present and also 1970 for the expansion, extension vale, Princeton, and Welch. Mrs. Puster's two daughters. and improvement of telephone The northern area includes the The ritual and prayers were service, communities of Augusta, Burling read and a Salute to the Flags "Even though it may be un- ton, Capon Bridge, Charles Town were recited. The minutes of the popular for our company to ask Fort Ashby, Harpers Ferry, Lev- November meeting were read and els, Maysville, Moorefield, Paw approved. The treasurer's report ity.f r a rate increase, it is a necess- Paw, Petersburg, Romney, Shep- "Telephone companies, our's in iherdstown, and Wardensville. was given and she stated dues were being paid and the sum of cluded, have done an excellent 187 Studen m-ts~ ed $10.16 was collected at this meet job in holding down costs to the ing would be donated to help public, especially in the face Of with the Christmas food basket extreme inflationary factors, program. 'A Christmas card to "Federal and state taxes have'T0 Honor Roll At members was passed around from increased by 118 percent since Wilma Burr the division presi- 1959. High "After all taxes, we are present {:hades Town Ident" Miss Louise Briscoe read to the ly able to retain about 45 cents members a most unusual Christ- A total of 187 students came mas Story by Henry Vandyke Ofexpenses.each dollar to meet all of our through the second six weeks of called, 'Even ~to Christmas", the current school term with a the story of th~ life and times "Since 1960, we find that the! ,B, or better average and were of Mary and Joseph before and U. S. consumer price index for named to the honor roll at Char- after the birth of their son telephone service has held steady les Town High School according "Jesus". or declined slightly, while the to the Principal Jackson Flanigan The exchange of gifts were ar- The seniors led tl~e honor roll ranged under a beautiful lighted with 76 students, with the Sopho- Christmas Tree and they were more class second with 42, the handed around by Mrs. Wall. junior had 37 and the Freshmen 32. The hostess and Mrs. Wall serv ed a lovely refershment plate of Those named to the honor roll moulded cranberry salad, small by classes were: sandwiches, nuts, mints, cake and [] SENIORS: ' coffee. Nancy Alexander, B. J. Allara And we've got just the thing to get a party off the ground delicious, rich-flavored Potomac Farms Egg Nog. It's more than just a holiday treat. It's now a family tradition. Folks in this area have relied on Potomac Farms distinctive quality and freshness for year and won't settle for less. Try=son-re yourself. Start a tradition of your own. 310 Winchester Avenue , for home delivery lm the happy spirit oftke holiday, when peace tmttle$ tm gently as besldy fallen snow, we pause and oount out massy Numbered among them b cherished patronage and good will Botmtiiul thanks and ducet greetings to all. RANSON, WEST VA. Martinsburg, W. Va. | Laura Allen, Brent Anders, Kar- Thespian Troupe en Baker, Richard Bartles, Janice Baylor, Jessica Bradford, Noma Braithwalte, Barbara Bratina, Presents Chrtdmas Jody Butler, Sam Byrer, Susan Carper, Bruce Carroll, Barbara Carter, Dorothy Cesarini, Bill Play December 18 Clem, Patricia Collis, Anne Coyle Brenda Croson, Clara Dailey, Deb Thespian Troupe No. 993, of bie Fellers, Pat French, CeceUa Charles Town High School, pre- Green, Bill G. Grantham, Bill W. sented its annual Christmas play Grantham, Bobby Gruber, Joyce entitled "Assignment: Christmas Harris, Rusty Hepre, Debbie Hess Spirit," this morning at 9:45 Lyle Hoffman, Steve Hooper, A. M. ta:fl~e ~1 gym~sitim. Hugh Hoover, Frances Hough, Connie Jenkins, Patsy Jenkins, Mike Jones, Selma Jones, Sandra Kelly, Bill Keyser, Shelvy Linton, Sue Littleton, Dottie Lloyd, Mary Ann Lunsford, Gene Magaha, Harvey McDonald, Phil McDonald Debbie Merchant, Sharon Miller, Brenda Nicewarner, Cindy Payne Paul Propst, Paula Propst, Missy Ramey, Carol Ramkey, Jess Reed, Ella Jo Reggi, Kim Reid, Rickie Riley, Libby Ring, Karla Robin- son, Jeff Roth, Dianna Rotruck, Steve Ruble Linda Shaffer Donna Skidgel, Greg Slusher, Steve Smith, Peggy Smoot, Pat Spald- ing Patty Spiker, Diane Waiters, Ron Waiters, Mary Watson, Linda West, Mac Willingham. JUNIORS: Clayton Anders, Patty Anders, Carolyn Armstrong, Sylvia Berry, George Brown, Kay Bryant, Bar- bara Bussey, Larry Carr, John Crane, Mark Dailey, Deborah Deeds, Darlene Dodson, Ellie Jackson, Carolyn Jenkins, Gloria Jenkins, Emily Jones, Teresa Kelly, Sharon Liles, Rose LoLLs, Marshall McCormick, Ann McKig ney, Bruce Moler, Joyce Ott, Chipper Owens, Isaac Patterson, Dottle Perks, Beth Perry, Kris- tin Ramkey, Tim Ridgeway, Becky Rogers, Kathy Sims, David Smith, Calvin Stokes, Eric Waggy Art Webb, Donnie White, Ruth. anne Wilt. SOPHOMORES: Doug Allara, Donald Baumgard ner, Margie Blackford, Pare Brad ley, Nancy Bralthwaite, Lois Bru mback, Michael Clay, Holly Sue Cave, Ed Clem, Martha Coffin, Steve Coon, Julie Doff, David Dorsey, Terry Dunn, Sandy Em- mert, Chrystal Essex, Kay Foster Richard Hadley, Donald Hough, Daniel Jackson, Tommy James, Linda Kratz, Bill Lancaster, Jus- tin Lindholm, Sandra Longer- beam, Tom McWatters, Debbie Martin, Marcia Mason, Kendra Metz, JereI Milton, Judy Meier, NORMAN E. KISNER Insurance Consultant Fairfax Bldg.-Phone 725-5814 WEST STREET CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. ATIONWID MUTUAl, UtSUlittNCtr COMPANY ]l MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COII~DJIJH | Ue| tNSUILJU~[ ~m;'ANY | ~ ~um~ ~ J Loealb Owned Insumne, keenele, May the emmsee of Christmu once again fill your heart and home with peace and lasting serenity, ~:~:~. THIRD AVENUE, RANSON, W. VA. with the right answer. With only twenty-four hours to go, he hap- pens into the Cavendish Orphan- age. The antics of the two girls, Tiger and Lizzie, coupled with the visit of Mrs. Cavendish al- most ends up in a veritable ex- SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMER'S ADVOCATE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1969 B--5 ,r plosion. Through the intercess. ion of Charley, the haught Mrs. Cavendish, and the girls are taught a lesson. Members of the cast were Char ley, Steve Hooper, The Voice of God, Mac Willingham, Tiger, Dot tie Perks; Lizzie, Sidney Gaynor, Josie, Donna Jenkins Mrs. Brown Mrs. Landon, Ellie Jackson; Sus- an, Barbara Bratina; Marcia, Pau- i la Propst; Eloise, Debbie Martin; Mrs. Cavendish, Brenda Dignazio; Doris, Mary Beth Printz; James, Chipper Owens; and Carson, Tom McWatters. The play is under the direction of Kathy DeHaven, as- sisted by Mmnaelle South. Attend Church Sunday READ THE SPIRIT-ADVOCATE i Thoughtful Santas know that practical, useful appliance gifts make the living easier year 'round for all the family. We've dozens of time, work-saving ideas priced to fit every budget! "YOU CAN BE SURE IF IT'S WESTINGHOUSE" i LI TREPHOHE 725-5516 "APPLIANCE GIFTS ARE ALWAYS POPULAR" r'o all our faithful and steadfast pa- trons, we wish the very best at the holiday 8easoD PHONE 725-7071 c: llow us this moment, to send our sincere and hearty thanks and best wishes to all our friends and neighbors, whom we have served with pleasure and pride thrQ hout the year. May the best of holidays be yours. rWWWWW O --725-7910 300 N. MILDRED STREET CHARLES TOWN, W, VA. i! i