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of Year" In Virginia 1943. The Progressive Farmer cited Gordon's 40 years in agriculture, following his graduation from N. C. State College and declared'his associates and thousands of farm ers served during the period have: enjoyed Howar[i and held him in high regard." "The Man of the Year" award is made ,regularly by the magazine to leading agriculturists in the states where it circulates. In mak lag the award to Gordon the mag azine mentioned his work with the Farmers Home Rdministrat- ion during the years of and im- mediately .following the depression of the 30's, his Southern States My Miss Margaret Houser Mrs. Annie Loudan a nd Mrs. I-Iarold Harding motored to Mid- dletown, Md. on Sunday and visi- ted the formers brother Mr. Wil liam ~offmaster who is a patient in Valley View Nursing Home. Word was received ~by relatives of Miss Esther Housers death which occuirred on Sunday night in the Western Maryland Hospi- tal in Hagerstow,n. Miss Houser was a niece ,of the late George S. and D. Raleigh Houser and has relatives in Jefferson Co. Cooperative work and the 16 years Tommy Manuel spent a few "of excellent leadership service as days in Frederick, Md. over the secretary, vice .president and pros weekend and visited his mot'her ident of the Virginia Agricultural Mrs. Charlotte Manuel and grand Conference Board, which the Vir- m~ther Mrs. l~reda Beacht. gi,nia General Assembly has come Miss Alma Lee Knott of Mar- to look on as the spokesman for tinsburg visited a few days the: Virginia agriculture." In recognit first of the week with her parents ion of this service he was awarded Mr .and Mrs. Charles Ir~ott and a certificate of Merit by Virginia family, Polytechnic Institute in 1959. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Loudan and H m ~m-'-~'"~--~ Mrs. William Sponsler of Harpers GORDON Samuel Glatze Graduates Ferry were ~'riday night guests x-tordon, of Rich- , of Mrs. Annie ,Loudan and Mr. neral manager of and Mrs. ~Harold Harding and son. :s Coperative, has From Ofhcer s School The Jefferson 4-H Club held ;1959 "Man of the their annual Christmas Party on to Virginia Agric- Quantico Va. (FHTNC)-Marine Manday night, Dec. 21st at the Progressive Farmer Officer Candidate Samuel S_Gl~i- home of Donny Hetzel. -was announced thisze son of Mr. and M~._Mal~t--in ~~l ),Ublication's Raleigh, Gi'aize of Fourth Avenue, l-,anson, County Associate Editor graduated Dec. 5 'from the Officer ~a~ue. Candidate Course at the Marine ~,nd an official award Corps Schools, Quantico Va. Handles ,Number Of Lll. be conferred on This 12-week course is designed luncheon in Rich-to scree,n candidates from the nat ,nuary 27 at which ion's colleges and t;he enlisted .,,....,.Ra"tl"'~ Matters ~e board of directors ranks of the Marine Cor~es .for a States Cooperative commission as a second lieutenant The Jefferson County Council s. Gordon has been in the regular or Marine Corps of the Department of Public As- Lager of SouthernReserve. last April when he All graduates of the "CCC" sistance held its December meet- late O. E Zachar-must attend an additional eight- ing at the county office building had been "with the moith basic course for newly corn on Tuesday afternoon, December other POSTS since mLs,sioned officers. 15, 1959. . ~ A recent opini(m by the State Attorney General regarding the release of public assitance liens by county councils was reviewed by the councA1. County councils were q)PY holiday to all l advised not to release liens until : You for your valued the state claim was satisfied or age. We hope to serve therewas conclusive evidence the property is of i,nsufficient value even better during the from which to enforce its claim. year. " A letter from Senator Talmadge (ff Georgia requesting information for his committee which is mak- ing a study of the aid to depen- M. "Ned" Morrow dent children program was read. AUCTIONEER Martinsburg, W. Va. GRETInBS Best wishes of the season k and our sincere thanks to all our friends and patrons. WEB,B 'S RADIO . TELEVISION - APPLIANCES Charles Town. West Va. | ( ood times, good cheer, good fellowship.., all these joys we wish for you this holiday season. # V" ALLEY, HARDWARE CO. Charles Town, West Va, The information furnished by the state department to Vhe commit- tee was al~o discussed. West Vir- ginia ranks thirty-seventh among the states ia the average grant of assistance paid for dependent children. Forty-six percent of the children are receiving assistance because of the physical incapacity of the father; 17.6 percent of the children receive assistance be- cause of unmarried parenthood. In these cases, department polic- ies approve assistance after of- forts to secure legal resources, have be~n explored and proven unsuccessful. Council members examined re- ports on all cases worked on since the last meeting. Special reports were submitted by the county~ xC0rkers on cases carried over from the November meeting. "Members ,present included: Mr. E. L. McDonald Jr., chairman Mrs. C. Manning Smith, Mr. He,n ry Snyder, ex officio member; Mrs. Ollie L. Tolbert, assistant county director and H. Ward Nicklin, Dis trier administrator. Paw Paw Wins Holiday Basketball Tournament The Paw Paw cage quintet won the first annual Trl-State Holiday Basketball Tournament Saturday night with a 66-48 victory over Hancock, Southern ~alton won I~he consolation game by one point from Berkeley ~prings 45 to 44. Paw Paw took the floor with a 17-5 lead in the first period, ~nd was never seriously in trou- ble there af, ter, although Han- ciek came up within five points of catching up in the third period. The taller Paw Paw quintet con- trolled the backboards, and walt- zed away with most of the re- bounds., Malcolm and Gordon were high scorers for the wining five, scor- ing 17 points ecah followed by Edmondson ~vlth 15 tallies. Ray Keefer was high man ~or the Maryland county quintet, seor ing 20 points. The cansolation game between Southern ]y'hllton of Warfordsburg and Berkeley Springs was the more thrilling of the two games. Southern Fulton won in the fin~ seven seconds on a foulshot. Palmer was high man for .the winning quintet, with 28 points High man for the losers was Bar- superintendent of Btuefield. Those attonding the affair from Charles Town were: Marvin Brooks, manager of the plant; Vir ginia Mauck, Naomi Barrow, ,Bates Watson, Prank Johnson, James Lancaster, Glenn ~Razns- burg, Larry Miller, Curtis Ben- nett, Cody White, Norman Wilt, Evelyn ~nis, Margaret Fox, Ev- elyn Hardy, Ethel Engle, Betty Demory, Lemoine Morris, Helen Shirley, Charlotte Edwards, :Ni~a Vickers, Mary Whitmor, Verna IAskey, Mary White, Frances Owens, Alice Col[is, Betty Chap- man, Ruth Hax~ns, Marie Roper, Elv~ Lancaster, Iris Ennis, l~tric- ia Mauck, Doris Hoff, Shirley Ram ey, Geraldine Williagham, Ethel l~mey, Virginia Moler, Mary Leh man, Anna ,~aye Miller, Roberta Rudacille, Mary Shade and Edna Coon. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON r.nM RS ADVOCATE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1959 5--A GIFTS FOR HIS CAR SAVE 'EM If car is "the apple of his eye", gifts of auto accessories will make fine presents for a man. Consider compares, searchlights, safety jacks, tools, and even a new set of tires. USE CLASSIFIED ADS Small. series-t:~p~ cone-shaped Chnstaz~s lights serve again after they ~urnout. Paint 'era green and use as 'b~ck-ground scenery for a miniature village under next year's ta~ee. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Martinsburg Soldier .... Receiving Artillery And Missile Training Fort Sill, Okla.' AHTNC)-Army Pvt. Donald !W. Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. ~'ernon W. Michael:. 304 Athletic Ave., Martinsburg, is ~ #~ receiving eight weeks of advanced individual training at The Artill- ':i Linda then . . . and Linda now ery and Missile Center, Fort Sill, .' Okla. The training is scheduled to "." ead Jan. 25. :: To everyone, we wish Six-year-old Linda Breese [treatment and study center.Michael is being trained to ser- ~: of Columbus, Ohio, has been [ Linda began a series of sur- vice and maintain the 105 mllli- :. a veff joyous Holiday Season .. . one that crippled from birth. She suf-]gical operations, treatments meter howitzer, a light field-ar-~ i: fered from a birth defect, a |and exercises to strengthen the :. disorder which seriously af-[muscles she still had in her tillery weapon. .:" treasured for its many happy memories. flicts one out of every 16 babies [legs. Today she no longer The 23-year old soldier entered' CU001lLA~M born in the United States.| needs the braces and can even the Army ,last September and corn When Linda was old enough [ride a tricycle. Though she pleted basic combat training at ~lVl ru . R SScu j, @ to walk, she could get around ]still uses crutches, the doctors Fort Jackson, S. C. only with the aid of steel[at the Columbus center hope~ He attended Martinsburg High Charles Town, West Va. braces on her legs. That meant ]that she may soon be able to School. wearing heavy, ankle- high | abandon them. Meanwhile, shoes which were not" very ]what delights Linda most is ~ ~ ~ ~ t~ m t~ ~~ pretty for a little girl who was ] that, like other little girl% she otherwise developing into a lcan now wear pretty shoes. real beauty, | The New March of Dimes THE Children with significant [campaign in January, 1960, is - - ~ - - - birth defects, known medically [aimed at three major crippling as congenital malformations,[diseases, including arthritis often face a lifetime of crip-land polio in addition to birth pling., But there was hope in[defects. It is estimated that Linda s case. In her hometown, ]one out Of every four Ameri- at the Columbus Children's[can families is affected by. Hospital, a new center espe-|these disorders. Linda's prog. eially designed to treat birth)ross toward a healthy, normal defects was set up with the [life symbolizes the hope held support of New March of/out by the New March of Dimes funds. It is probably ]Dimes for millions of sufferers the world's first birth defects/from crippling diseases, hey with 20. Players ,from all four high schools were selected as an all- tournament team, with Paw Paw having two men picked for the honor. Kevin Edmondson, forward and John Gordon, guard were picked from the Paw Paw team. Ray Keefer of Hancock was Oick ed as a guard, Ray Palmer ,of Sou thorn Ful~n as center and Steve Henry of Berkeley Springs as a forward. Independent ,Firemen Present Many Awards Saturday night was awards night for Cha,rles Town Independent Fire Company with the company presenting a total of 25 awards,to 24 different people in Jefferson County. A total of 10 big turkeys were a warded to nine persons as follows: Paul Ring, Middleway; J. W. Brown, Shenandoah Junction; Don Williams, Ranson; :Sam Mas- an, Charles Town (two turkeys); Elsie Dunlap, Middleway; Claren- ce ,Ramsburg, Ranson; E. Vogel, Charles Town race track; L. W. Rlely, Charles Town; Bill Custer, Charles Town. Other awards of merchandise were as ,follows; a ,bumper jack, donated by Williams Auto Parts to Jack J. Andrews, Ranson; two gallons of Zerex, donated by Char les Town Esso Service, went to ,Stephen Kelley, Charles Town; a Manhattan shirt, donated by The Kastie, went to E. Houser, Bak- ereton; a year subscription to the Soirit of Jefferson-Advocate dona ted by the Jefferson PubliShing Company went to Anna Maxlow; five gallons of motor oil, donated by Community Oil Company, went to Cecil Nicholas of Ranson; a,n electric percolator, donated by Smith & Strider, went to Louise Trail, Charles Town; a half case of motor oil donated by J. Emory Kable, went to Deft Baumgwrdner of Charles Town; a sled, donated by Valley ~ardware, went to Imo gone Bush, Charles Town; one lub rication and oil change, dc~nated by Frye's Amoco, went to Mrs. Gil~bert Propps; a Yardley set, do hated by Nichols & Stuck went to William Anders, Charles Town; $5 worth of groceries, donated, by Paul's Super Market, went to H. H. Russell, Ranson; a high chair, donated by J. C. Penney Company iwent to Mrs. An,hie Diehl, Charles !Town; a card table, donated by the Melvin T. Strider Company, went to ~Linda Willingham of Ran son; a half case of motor oil do hated ,by J. Emory Katie, went to Nellie Blosser, Charles Town; and a towel set, donated by Rosen's De partment store, we~nt to White Grantham, Middleway. Mem~bers of the fire cofi~pany said they wished to thank the public ,for supporting the project and also the J. C. Penney Corn- party fbr the use of the vacant store building in making the a- wards. There's Room Aplenty We'd like to put our ]1 wishes for a joyful , l'Fr More Ties,On Rack ~[ The fact that a man has a holiday in your stock- I whole rack 'full ,of neckties is no ~ sign that ~he doesn't need some ing! C h e e r i e s t new ones. If he runs t~n~e to aver #. age, you'll find that despite the of Yuletides, all! size of his neckwear wardrobe he persists in wearing maybe four oz' five ties over and over again corn pletel~: passing up ~he others. :Some of these ties have simply ,out worn thei,r usefulness, many have W A S H ! G T 0 N :become outmoded because of their width of flamboyance, a few he newr liked in the ,first place. RESTAURANT At any rate. Christmas is a good i time to deal him a completely m new hand, tie-wise. Think in Charles Town, W. Va. i texms of ,.not just one ,or two ties ,but a judiciously assembled half- :dozen or so. Coordinated colors ~~" " - ~ ~-- ', ~ ~ wi,th lns ~mts and shirts ,and choose designs in keeping with his tastes. The new look in neckware is the slim look and patterns and tex- tures contribute to the look of elegance' that currently keynotes the men's ~ttire. Quiet, muted ef- fects and neat effects, prevail. Stripes, overall patterns and plaids are ,popular. Many of the new elegant fabrics feature gold and silver metallic threading. Silks and simulated lustrous tex- tures strike a luxurious note. Student Recognition Day To Be Observed By Methodists Sunday The Charles Town Methodist Church will observe Student Re- cognition Day during the morning service at 11 u. m. Sunday. The entire service will be in charge of those home from college for the holidays. The general topic will be "The Religious IA.fe On My Campus and What It Takes fro Be Christian". Mary Louise Saville will give the Call to Worship and lead the re- sponsive readiag. Lynn Scholl will read the Scripture Lesson from Romans and offer the morning prayer. Those speaking on the sub ject are Reva Nicodemus, Darlene Heffner and George Halvosa. Others taking part are Nancy Smallwood and Lynda Nerhood. Two of our men in the service, Robert Cash and Rondo Small- wood will also take part. An invitation is extended to all to come to the "Christmas Dawn" service at 6 a. m. Christmas mor- }::r:~r~:W~plle;!i :ptreuSne2Aedh~ee iy :a.~calst ion of Mr. Alvin Ennis. Six a. m. is early but