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December 21, 1967

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L SAYS ~J t: SANTA SAYS READS THE PIRIT-ADVOCATE 1844 THE NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN And RANSON GREW UP WITH 1967 EVERYBODY READS THE SPIRIT-ADVOCATE NO. 51 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), W. VA. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1967 West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper PRICE: 10 CENTS With U. S. Combat Air Forces Vietnam - Major Edward A. Lloyd son of ,Mr. and Irs. Virgil E. Lloyd of 210 Euclid Ave, Charles Town, recemly ~ook part in a successful strike mission over Vietnam. Major Lloyd and fellow F-100 Super Sabre pilots struck a bri- gade of Viet Cong tro~ps as they were moving across a stream bed at a rubber plantation avot t 55 miles north of Bien Hoa. A forward air controller spott- ed the enemy unit a~er it had slipped away from a battle with ,the U. S. Army. All of the F-100 pilots dropped their bombs right on target and complemented the heavy ordnan- ce with strafing runs, ca,tching the VC in a wiley ,between the rt~bber trees. Major Lloyd is a member of the 614 h Tactical Fighter Squad ron ~t Phan Rang, AB, Vietnam. The major, who was commis- sioned in 1955 through the aviat- ion cadet progrmn, is a graduate of Charles Town High School. He attended the University of Mary- land overseas program during his off-duty hours. The major's wife, Barbara, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cal- vin P. Fleming of 208 Jefferson Ave Charles Town. of the Powhatan Brass & Iron Works showed lFrithy night when they from the gathering to assist Mary Lou O'roole, professional entertainer, stage her humor- r the Powhatan party. The above picture shows a scene from the act Those in the picture right).~Mlke Pittinger, Ronald Turn~, Bill Jackson and Larry Kelly, Powhatan employees in the center. A 16-year-okl. Summit Point Tuesday in Opequoa Creek near Youth is being held in Jefferson Wadesvflle and that he had County jail on a fugt~tive warfare been shot twice arid adso clubbed mvalting possible ext2mlition to over the head. {:~tqce Cou~y, Va where he is Charles Town State Trooper ~.Wmrtted in connection with the p o,~, a,~, ~a.ia he had ,~icked ~ed murder of James . s- . r Jr, of nor Wadesvflle, up me yomn ms home um- possibly'some time ;IMesday nlgh mit: Point W e esday af cernoon Attlmtt :.da Al$=of the . .eged afar. I e ag takenI D.e ore murder were not atta e atl me t'eace Ivlere Alger noon today, a m ber the in onneetion the arrest on a Clarke CourAy Sheriffs depa~-| ~u~ative warrant ~e was plac.ea meat in ~e, Va said th~I in the Jefferson t)oumy jail to dead man s body was found late I await estra~ion to Clarke County. 425 empdoyees Powhatan Brass & Ranson, enjoyed Christmas banquet Denny Annex in Friday night, Dec hostesses for the Mr. and Mrs. C. F. and Mrs. R. W. and Mrs. Alien and Mrs. Carl Ad- Haze~ Oden. Mr. erved as toastmaster Mr. E. K. Paine, January jury term Court of Jefferson COnvene in Charles morning January Gray Silver pro- Week the list of jurors will by Mrs. clerk of j uror commLss. on the gr~thd jury ]:)alley, Cecil A. I-farm and Donald the C~aarles Town Raymond Koonce of district; David and Lyle C. district; Bu~ler and the Kal~letown Derr, J. Ar~- ThQmas Wash. dis- were: Russell Cave G. Demory, Marstmll Jenk- Kisner, Virgil Robert P. A. Paige, D. Ram- Henry Whi,tmore. -- J. J. Char. -- Janet Presidemt of Badger Fire E~ting- uisher Company, Powhatan',s sis- ter Division of "Automatic" Sprin kler Corporation of America, and Mr. J. A. Sposa o of Fire-Emi & Croker Corporation, New York City, one of Powhatan's oldest customers. During Mr. Reminger's remarks he mentioned that be. cause of the greatly increased number of employees and the physical difficulties of entertain- ing a group of this size in this area, it was probable that this banquet would be the final one. Payne Baker, Cecil Everhart, Rus ,sell Fowler, McCord B. Herbert, Paul Ring, Robert S. Thompson. Kabletown Distvivt -- Glenn Baker, Hayward E. Boyd, Roy Lee King. Shepherdstown District -- Ram doloh P. Butler, T. W. Hammond, James O. Hunter, David A. Kerr, B. Laird Marshall. Large Humber Of Gift Subscriptions To Sp -Advocate He suggested that Powhatan em- ployees thing ~bout and suggest to management wl~t they would ------- consider a wo h hile substitute. Management and employees of lulL Highlights of the pleasant even ,the Spirit of Jefferson-Advi)cate ~ L~ff~ W~t ing were a botmtiful and detieious newspaper joined together once roast beef and .country ham d'm- again Friday evening at the Win- ner, lovely door prizes awarded chester (Va.) Golf and Country ,to about 100 lucky ladies, and Club for ~he annual employees superlative professional entertain Christmas .party, hosted by Mr. mont. Each person peresent re. and Mrs. Ralph Dorsey of Berry. ceived an individual gift and the rifle. Va and their- son, Joseph spirit of Chrdstrnas and good Dorsey of.WinVhester. fel~[owship were much in evidence Wives and husbands 0f employ- throughout the evening, ees and management, along wRh other special guests, joined with Ranson Poke Officer the group for a social hour follow ed by a steak dinner. Dr. Allen Itawthorne, promin- Injured In Trying To Make An Arrest Patr01~man Kenneth Mills, of the Raison Police Department, sustained minor injuries shortly before midnight Wednesday when he atten'4~ed to take into custody Carl~on Richard Hotmten of the Zoar secth~n of Jefferson Cotmty. Mitls complained of chest and facial injuries anal was treated at the Charles Tow~ General Hos pl~al this morn~n,g for same. Charles Town State Troopers Gary Arthur and John Napier said Mills had stopped Housden on the Flowing Springs Road in the vivtnity of Shenandoah Downs race track and was abot~t to arrest hi~a w~en Housden put the panel truck he was driving in gear and took off. M'ifls jumped on the side of ,the truck in an effo~ to stop H~)tmden, but some distance down the road was forced to jura@ off when he throug~ Housden was going to run the truck irate a fence, ]~t was the fall ~hich Mills took when he jumped from the trtmk which caused his ~njur~es. Housden was taken before Jus- t, ice of the Peace Merle Alger this morning and fined $100 and costs and given 24 hours in jail on a charge of drtmke~ driving and also fined $50 and costs on a Charge of imerferring with an o~ficer in the line of duty. When he was um~l~le to pay the fines and costs he was remanded to the Jefferson Cotmty jail. ent Winchester. physician, was the principal speaker for the dinner program. His remarks, most of them in a humorous vein, reveal- ed some of the more recent prob. lems incidents which he said he had been faced with in his prac- tice of medicine. And in his re- marks he jokingly used some of the newspaper employees as tar- gets for his hilarious barbs. Max Brown, general manager of the newspaper, also spoke briefly, pointing to the accom- plis ,hments of the newspaper the past year, especially the five a vards which the newspaper won in 1967 in the West Virginia Better newspaper contest. He also complimented staff on the fine job i,t had done the past year nd credited the splendid cooper- ation and efforts of all the em- ployees as being the major fact- ors in the continuing growth of the newspaper. Wa ngton Man Is Injured b Two-Cer Wreck 11tis Mornimj John Wi!liam Slater, Jr 59, of Wasking n, D. C sustained in- jm'ies and taken to the Char- les Town General Hospital for treatmem as the reef tlt of a two- car collision a~out 12:20 tl~s mor ning (Thursday) on U. S. Route 340, Bast of Oharles Town near ~e W. & Rr. Sales Coanpany. Charles Town Sta~ Trooper Gary Arthnr said the car being driven by Sl~ter w~s struck by a car beir g driven in the opp tte direction by William Wayne Price 27, of Bal$imore, Md. Dan~age to the two cars was placed at $1,000. Pr~e was oharged wish failure to keep to the ight of the comer of highway. It has been our pleasure this year to send a large number of gift subscriptions to The Spirit of Jefferson.Advocate. We do sin- cerely hope that those who are receiwng their first issue of this widely-read newspaper, will enjoy it as much as we enjoy sending it to you and having you as a new subscriber. These new subscriptions have helped swell our circulation to an all-time high, so we are doubly grateful We: are also, very happy to tell our many readers and ad- vertisers in this area. that our newspaper is now the leader in over-all circulation among the eighty or more weekly newspap- ers in the state. We are proud of this and again, want to express our thanks for the truly wonder- ful support of the subscribers and also the advertisers during the past year. 'FBI' COMMENDED Hollywood - The Society of For mer Special Agents of the FBI has unanimously commended ,"The FBI" television series as truly representing the federal agency and the me who work for it. Dies Unexpectedly At Home In Bolivar Miss Lloyd Lorraine W, ilt, a w~ll-known teacher in the second grade at the Millvil,le elementary school, died unexoected~y Wed- nesday night at her home in Botivar. The deceased was born April 9, 1912 in Jefferson County, a daudobter of the late Thames W. and CeciLia Egen S~ubs Wilt. She was educated in Harpers Ferry Selmols and Shepherd Col- lege and prdor tm taking over the teaching assignment at Bakerton Mi, llvii~e she worked at the W. & R Sales Service near Char. les Town. She was a member of the Millvil, le Me~odist Church. Surviving are four brothers -- Harry of Charles Town; Oscar L. Norman L. and Thorr~on W. Wilt all of Boliwr. The remains are a~t the M~lvin T. Strider Color, tel Funeral Home in Ranson from where services will be hekl Saturday, Dec. 23, at 11 a. m. wi~ burial ,to be made 4n Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town. Cloudy, chance of a little rain this morning and again late today with temperatures in the 50'~ Occasional rain and possibly scattered thunderstorms tonight and Friday morning. Warmer to. night with lowest 45 to 50. Mostly eloudy and turning colder Friday afternoon, highest in the 60's. Outlook for Saturday, partly cloudy and colder. Winds, var- iable 5 MPH or less this morning becoming Southeast 8 to 15 MPH today and tonight. South to South- west 15 to 25 MPH but shifting to Northwest during Friday after- noon. Humidity, 45 to 60 Pct to. day, 80 to 100 Pet tonight. Drying conditions - Rather poor today and most of Friday. Outlook for Saturday, slight improvement. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SPIRIT I II J. Biackwell Davis, Jr. Awarded Gold Star For Academic Achievement (BY DON RENTCH) Only three more days until Christanas as of noon today the Weather Man is about as uncertain of what the weather will be like Monday as what the Christmas packages under the Christmas tree that morning will have in them. With the weather pattel s heading Eastward still very uncertain, the Weather Man will only say he expects there will be some precipitation--but he won't say whether it will be a white or just a wet Yuletide Day. In Jefferson Coun,ty as in most parts of this country candlelight and music, pageants and prayers Will fill the churches everywhere as Christmas their faith from the age-old story of the humble birth of Christ the Sav. dour. But m many parts of the world it w~ll be the sounds of bombs bursting and guns firing that will be e0boing across the land instead of church bells and ~nmsy flowers and greens along l with~*, a myriad of other decoration which Will show to one and all the glad spirit of Christmas. Yes, bells will soon be ringing out and voices singing proclaiming once again the wonderful news that Christ was born upon tl~is day. TURN TO PAGE 3---A Two ChOreas Eve C,hrkstmas music. Once again as in the past sev- t*.- ll i~--k& @ ' eral years, i.t will be a Christmas ~IHUI~I~HI Jervl(e. t~/hope fc~r peace. The joy and . : ,nder of, Chrmtmas, wrth At li bk n f h k [messa newAffe, hope andl I tllll l / the Promise* 0f l aee on Earth I ,JR. /Toward ~en," twill find e~nress,[v' ~t. [rnoma~ ~angeitcat~utn- Word was received this"* weekl ions :in* ~y ways in Jef~rs0~ ~.ran cnur: IL Id: wo - ~ W . .~ ;- I tight sev~ces on unrlstmas v;ve oy 'Mr. ana Mrs. d. ~lacKweal/tsouz~ty. I .+ 7.~n ~, ,~ o.~n:= -, w:~ Davis South Samuel street, Char.{ But for those families who|~ :~'~ ~" ?P .? ~' ~ t"- 1 S / * * i service wilt +De preceaea oy an e Town, from W. L. Nungesser, have sons, husbands, or close oroan ,'e}u,~- of Ch~*m-s ~-, Professor, of Military Science at relatives fighting in Vietn~.m and The se~nontitle ,i's*:?~od'Sent uartmoum t~ouege, Hanover, l~ew standing guard over freedom in His Son" The Children's Choir Hampshire', that their son, J. many other parts of the world, will sing the French Carol, "Ang- Blackwell. Jr has been awarded the Gold Star Award for academic achievement at Dartmouth. Colonel Nungesser said the a- ward was given to those outstartd. ing Army ROTC cadets in recog- nition for having attained an academic average of 4.5 to 5.0 in all college subjects for the past year. Attaining these high aca- demic grades against the exacting standards of Dartmouth College, is not only a great distinction, Col. Nungesser said, but it gives strength to the generally high standard attained by Army ROTC Cadets. Col. Nungesser said the aca- demic achievement and leadership potential of J. Blackwell Davis, Jr serves to insure his capable performance as a commissioned officer in today's modern Army. Young Davis, a senior at Dart- mouth, has been an outstanding student in a*ll four of his college years, just as he was an outstand- ing student and athlete at Episco- pal High School in Alexandria Va prior to enrollment at Dart. mouth. As a student at Episcopal High, he was an outstanding football player. Christmas Services For Episcopal Church Christmas services at Zion Epis copal Church in Charles Town will include the traditional Mid- night Service on Clwistmas Eve and the Service of Lessens and Carols on Christmas morn,ing. The candledit "MidpA~ltt Serv- ice", loved by many in this area, begins at 11 p. m. Sunday night, Christmas Eve. l,t Witl be a Festi- val Celebration .of the Holy Com. mtmion, with a brief sermon by the Rector, the Rev. Allen Bart- lett. Carols will be sung, beginn- ing ~,t 10:45 p. m as the congre- gation gathers. T, he Sen~or Choir, under the direction of Miss Mil- dred Jones, Cho r Director and Organist, wil,1 present an an~em and .lead the singing of falTl~ltar carols. The "S r 'ce of and CarolsWfllbe held at 11 a. m. Monday, Obristmas Day, led by Mr. Barfle~ and the Rev. Frank Wade. Curate at Zion Church. The Junior Choir, trained by Miss SUsan Parker, Jur~ior Choir Dir- ector, will present special Christ- mas music ~nd lead the singing of carols. Famdlies are encouraged to bring all children to this serv- ice, and to bring or wear some favorite gift just received. ,this Christmas, offers no more hope than did ChristmLas of 1966 or 1965. Once again it will be with re- verence and festivity that Jeffer- son countains celebra, te the glor. ious day. Most of the county's churches havre already entered trite the reverent phase of the holiday observance. And many of them will be holding specia,1 Christmas Eve candlelight services, while some few wi 1 be presertting spec- ial religious pageants. Sund, ay and many of the church choirs wil~l be presenting special music or canta, tas sometime Sunday. The St. Thomas Lutheran Chu- rch, t, he Presbyterian, Bap~,ist, Methodist and Episcopal Church- es in Charles Town Will hold spec- ial Chris/rims Eve services and others spe~al programs will be held at various times on Christ- mas day. Yes, once again it's Christmas time and throughout this comm- unity and this county, the sights and sounds of a joyfu, l, festive season are much in evidence. Al~ t~hrottgh the towns and even in ,the rural areas, there are tw~nk- ,1,ing colored lights, fragaat Christ les We Have Heard on High", at the early service. The Senior Choir anthem at the later service ~s an American Folk Song, "One Christmas Mo~ n". The congr2gation entends an in vitation to come and worship, Midnight Christmas Eve Service At 11:30 Presbyterian Church One of the most beautiful and inspiring services at the Charles Town Presbyterian Church is the annual Midnight Christmas Eve Service. This service will begin at 11:30 P. M. and will be cortclud ed just after the stroke of mid- night. This Will be a service of scrip- ture and carols. I,t is designed to usher in the birthday of our Lord in an instiirational and reverent manner. Of special interest to everyoce will be the ringing of familiar carols by our hand,bell choir. The public is cordially invited to attend this service. it was announced this week by C. F. Rininger, President and General Manager of Powhatan Brass & Iron Works, Ranson, that George F. Hough had been pro- meted to the positio~ of Assistant tO,re Purchasing Agent. Hough has been with Pow- hatan since October, 1958. He star~ed out in the Machine Shop as a machine operator and in April, 1961, he was transferred to the Receiving Department and has been in charge of this Depart ment ever since. In his new dut- ,ies he will be Assistant to Pow- hatan's Purchasing Agem, G. P. Morison, Jr. Mr. Hough lives in Ranson with his wife, Ruby and tWo sons. Other recent additions to Pow. ,hatan's administrative personnel are Edwin A Fitzpatrick of Jeff- erson Avenue, Charles Town, whose duties will be in the Cata- log D~splay and S~es Dep~rtment and William A. Dickson of'Route 1, Charles Town, who has begun his duties In ttie A~counting GEORGE F, HOUGH Office. New members of the general office staff are Miss Sa~adra Kay Nicewarner of MiHville; Mrs. &anapear4 Wiltiams of Ranson; Larry D. Wilt of Charles Street, Cha~es Town, and Charles W. Custer, We~ LLber~y Street, Cha- rles Town.