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SPIRIT 0P JEFFERSON r. RMrRS ADVOCATE 6"-A THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1959 About 200 Needy County Families Provided For, Clothing, Toys Through Christmas Basket Program Once again the Christmas spirit Christmas basket program. of love and goodwill toward our Many of the persons wl~o were fellowme,n was demonstrated in to receive the baskets were contac " A Jefferson County to the fullest ex ted ahead of time gnd called for tent last week in form of Christ- them at the fire hall thus reduc- mas baskets of food, clothing and toys for the less fortunate famil- ies of the county. According to Shirley Hunt, who helped to head up the Christmas Basket program for the Jefferson County Red Cross Chapter, about 200 of the county's needy famil- ies benefited from the program. Some 120 baskets of clothing, food and toys were prepared and distributed from the Citize,n's Fire Hall where the Red Cross had set up a distribution eem, er. Another some 75 to 80 families were taken care of by the various churches and other organizations of the county. Some 20 Citizen's firemen help ed to prepare the baskets early last week and by Tuesday night some of them were being distri- buted to the more remote parts of the county. The early disLribu- Aon in the more d~stant sections was do,he in case of inclement wea ther prevented later distribution. The bulk of the baskets which went out from the fire hall were delivered Wednesday with a few deliveries being made Christmas Eve, Hunt said. Red Cross officials said that once again 'this year the Christ- mas basket program had been one of the most cooperative projects ever undertaken in the county. All of the churches and civic organ- lzations in the county who had ing the size of the distz,ibution job Hunt said. Every request for a Christmas basket received was filled by Chris tmas Eve except one and that re- quest was taken care by noon Christmas Day, Hunt said. County From Par e One Berkeley-Jefferson County ' line just north of Kearneysville on State Route9. Charles Town State Troopers R. R. Tz-dex and Tommy Ward, who handled the investigation, sa~d Ralph Ervin Hutzler, 17, and James Jacobs, 18, were treated at *~he Charles Town General Hos- pital and released.'Hutzler suffer- ed abrasions of L'he back a,nd Ja- cobs, had abrasions of the arms, back and right elbow. Damage to the two cars amount led to about $200, Trooper Trnex ! said. : Richard Lee Cole, I6, Route 1, Hedgesville, driving North on State Route 9, allegedly passed and crowded a 1951 Chevrolet being driven in the same direction by Benjamin Charles Mann, III Martinsburg, sendi,ng the Mann car off to the right .~ide of the highway. It then came back onto the hig'hway and across to the left side where it crashed into an era- planned to distribute one or more bankment. Hutzler and Jacobs baskets notified the Red Cross of their intentions and submitted the family names so there would not be any duplication "ff effort. In the toy distribution, names of children t,n the family and their Charles W Johnson, 77, of Near ages were checked before toys neysville, pulled out of a service were selected for the baskets, station onto State Route 9 just Hunt said. Robert Noland was in north of the Ranson town limits charge of the toy phase of the and into the path of a 1959 Chry- Deaths and Funerals JAMES 1t. VAUGHN Word was received here this wedk of the death on Dec. 1 in Tucson, Arizona of James H. Vau ghn, husband of the former Mi~s Kate Higgs formealy of Charles Town. Mrs. Vanghn was a daughter of the late Mr. a,nd Mrs. W. A. Highs who were residen~ts of Charles Town for many years. Mrs. Vau- ghn is~,a native of Charles Town and she attended public schools in Charles Town before going to Tucson in 1925. REAR ADMIRAL BUTTS Read Admiral Whitmore Spen- cer Butts, USN, 52, died in the Portsmouth (Vs.) Naval Hospital. December 24 after an extended ill hess. He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Ross Zelius of Pen- sacola, Florida; one se,n Lt. ~j. g.) Whitmore S. Butts, Jr. a 1956 Na- val Academy graduate; and one' sister, the former Virginia Frye Butts, now Mrs. Albert L. Sturm of Morgantown, W. Vs. t~orn in Washington, W. C. Ad- miral Butts was the son of the late William-Frank Butts and Jes sica F. Butts of Harpers Ferry, W. Va. Where he was reared. He was graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1929 and earn ed his wings after flight training in Pensacola, Florida. Admiral Butts had a distinguish ed career, serving in both World War II and the Korean War. Prior to his illness 'he 'was Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans Policy and Op- erations on the NATO Atlantic Staff Services were held in the chapel at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday, December 29 and the burial was in Arlington with full military honors. The family re- quests no flowers and in lieu of same any contributions be made to the Cancer Fund. i WHAT'S GOING ON IN . . RANSON By Mrs. Roy Breeden i , Telephone 256-JX I I iiiii H! Here's hoping everyone had a Merry Christmas and looking for ward to a Happy New "fear. Timy and Don Shaffer spent the weekend with their grandpar- ents Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kemp. Mr. Howard Ashwood has re- turned ,to his work after being off for a week because of sickness. Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Shiley of Middleway spent Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hinton. Saturday callers with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coulter and family were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Flower of Winchester and Mr and Mrs. Roy B'reeden of Ranson. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Smallwood along with Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Hough were visitors wfth friends i,~ Alexandria on Sunday Return ing home with them that after-' noon were Mrs. Nannie Willing- ham and daughter Nannie Stump. Mr, and Mrs. LeRoy Ware and 'family visited with Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Ramey and family on Mon day night. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ashwood were recent guests with the Slush ers and Wilsons in Leetown. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trussell of Salem, Vs. were ~ecent visitors of Mr .and Mrs. M. C. Trussell. Miss Carroll Reede of Bluemont, Va. with Mr. John Smallwood of Charles Town were Saturday, ,.night guests with Mr and Mrs. Roy Breeden and family. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Braith- waite and family of Ranson along with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Braith- wa, ite and daughter of Charles Town and Mr. and Mrs. James Braithwaite and family of Berry- ville were all at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Braithwalte a,nd family for a big Christmas dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Smallwood wil~h Mr. and Mrs. Russell Mc- Aboy and son were Monday din- ner guests with Mr. and Mrs. ROy Breeden and family. Mrs. Jane OiL and s(~n Tommy was visiting with friends at the Ranson Inn on Tuesday night. Mrs. Beatrice King of Baltimore Misses Ethel and Ruth Watson Slant Christmas with her mother of Preston St:reeL spent Christmas Mrs. D~,isy Bates in Ransom Day with Mrs Maude W. Payne Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grove' and who lives in the Blakeley Apt. son Scott spen; the Christmas We correspondents had a real hol,iday with Mrs Grove's parents nice time at t~he,luncheon Sure Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Trussell. missed you girls that couldn't be Mr, and Mrs. ROy Breeden and with us. We all thought of you, sons were Sunday afternoon visi- Santa with the 'help of the Ran tots wibh Mrs, Rebecca Reedy and son Helpers Club treated over 239 family .of Berryvitle later i,n the children at the council room. evening they visited with Mr. Bree Ranson Helpers Club will hold dens mother and family here intheir regula, r monthly meeting on Ransom Thursday, January 7 at 7:30. Mrs. C. M. Trussell spent Sun-Miss Willie Conk'ly,.~ of E. Wash day with Mr .and Mr:s. T. P. Trus ington St. spent Saturday with sell in Arlington. Mrs. Maude W. Payne at the Blak Mrs. Ester Clevenger of Boli- eley Apartments. var spent Christmas with her sis Mrs. Maude W. Payne spent ter Mrs. Daisy Bates on Mildred tChristmas Day with her sisters Street. . [ Misses Et,hel and Ruth Watson on The Cardette Club held a free[Preston Street. .record hop a couple of weeks ag0. ] Friday visitors with Mr. and They had a nice crowd. The club[Mrs. Arthur Viands were Sgt. and served them cookies a,~d punch. [Mrs. Mike Cronm of Arl,ington, Mrs. Myra Braithwaite with [ Vs. other White Cross Workers attend [ Mr. and Mrs. Arthor Viands vis ed the Christmas Party held for [ited on Saturday with Mr. and them in Pa. They exchanged gifts l Mrs. Clarence Pearl and daugh- and had a real nice time. [ ter. Then on Sunday they visited Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Trussell of [other friends and relatives. ] Salem, ~a. were recent overnight [ Tuesday afternoon Miss Thelma guests with Mr. and Mrs. M. C. [Pearl visited with Mr. and Mrs. Trussetl. [Viands. Then that night visftors Mrs. Roy Breeden and sons of [ were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bussard ~a~nson with Mr. and Mrs. Russell [ of Millville, Mr. and Mrs. Dan : McAboy and .son of Brutetown[Breeden of Charles Town, Mr. and were recent visitors with Mr. and ] Mrs. David Hull and son Scottie ~d~s, C&l~n Hough,I of Martinsburg. .,1c3" being driven north by Dor- othy M. Mellott, 23 of Philadel- phia, Pa. i Charles Town State Trooper G. I G. Holman said damage to the i t, wo cars amounted to only $75. No charges were preferred in the accident, Trooper Holman said. The 1959 Panthers Are The Champions Because Road Signs Now Say So It will be years before the peo- ple of Jefferson County and visi- tors to Lhec ounty forget that 1959 was the year that Charles Town High School ha.d a,n undefeated football team and one that all of Charles Town feels rightfully should have been awarded the tit le of state Class "AA" champions. A project which Corporal I. P. Richardson personally took over and has completed will assure that trois dream football team is not soon forgotten. Soon after completion of the 1959 grid season, and when it be- came a certainty that Charles Town would ;apt be considered fm the championship title by virtue of not having enough of points, Corporal Richardson made the suggestion to this newspaper and others that metal signs should be erected at each highway entrance to Charles Town declaring the 1959 Panther team as champions. The idea met with such good re- sponse he carried through with iL a,nd Wednesday large metal signs reading "Charles Town, Home of Undefeated Class "AA" 1959 Foot ball Champions", were erected a- long the highways at each entran ce to Charles Town just at the edge of the town limi.ts. A total of five signs were placed, one on each of the five main h~ghways leading into the town. So regardless sf whether offi- cial recognition as state champ- icons came, or not, to all of Char- les Town the 1959 Panthers are the Class "AA" state champions and they and Corporal Richardson ~yam the whole world to know it. Powhatan Brass From Page One mount of which each are capable in order to maintain increased earnings. Although it's operations, cer- tainly it's sales are largely outside Jefferson County, being mostly on an international scene, Rei,ninger said t~his week he and the board of directors have always regard- ed the industry as one of the pep ple of the county. The company, was founded in 1892 with only 14 employees at the outset. And from this humble beginning it has e~ajoyed contin- uous growth and opera~tions until now it is one of the nation's old- est, largest and most dependable manufacturing plants. In his report to the employees this week Mr. Reilni,nger stated that 1959 has been a year of great pressure for us all. Mazxagement has been sorely pressed to meet competition, not only from sire ilar fi.rms in this country, but from manufacturers of like prod- ucts in foreign countries. Because of their lower operating costs and favorable trade tariffs, these for- eign cc~ncerns can offer their mer chandise to dealers in this coun- try at a price much lower than we can make the produict for. For instance, our gas cocks, and those of our domestic competitors, are being passed up by the plum~ing supply houses for Italian gas cocks which they can buy 20% lower than the lowest price we can offer and still make a profit. Th, is is a serious problem, and (me which I believe will become more serious within the coming year, Reininger said. "Foreign competition in the fire protecVion line is only one of the ever mounting problems in that field. We must constantly be alert to the aew developments, being made in fire' fighting products and add to our line new items which can be m~rketed on an equal basis pricewise and qualityw~ise, with those of our competitors. In order to do this we must make every ef- fort to keep our costs down and our production and deliveries up", Reininger said. During this year benefits to Powhatan employees have contin- ued as in the past. Payments from a group health and accident insur ance policy have been paid out as follows: Hospitalization- Em- ployees $2,429.97; Hospitalization Dependents of Employees, $6.026.- 59; Su, rgery - Employees $665.00; Surgery - Dependents of Employ ees $1295.90; Weekly !Disability - Employees $1,'/'53.58 for a total of $12,170.14. 619~. of ;he employees received two weeks paid vacatioe~ for hay- ing been employed five years or more; 25% received one week paid vacation. Each employee received a thor- ough physical examination at corn party expense ~nd through ,the cooperation of the State Health Department, the Mobile X-Ray Unit spen't one half day at our plant to give you the opportunity to have a free chest x-ray. A general r~ise of 4c per hour was ~;iv&no-' to all employees on 8ep tember 28th. Sixty-six employees are now in cluded in the combination insur- a,nce and trust plan and nine more will be eligible for coverage in 1960. "I have appreciated the pleas- ant industrial relations that have been evident during the'past year. I hope the monthly hot lunches held during the summer, ,the an- nual picnic and the Christmas banquet have been enjoyed by you and your families. The company is glad to provide these, and we welcome your suggestions for 'their improvement, Reininger said." DOLLY ~DEN CLUB MEETING JAN. 7 Dolly Madison Garden Club members will meet January 7 at Vhe home of Mrs. Harold Barr. All members are urged to bring plan,is and con'talners for decorating for Knott's Rest Home. Names for new members are to be submitted at this meeting i" O II "IT'S WHITE'S FOR FOODS ALWAYS" ~k Always the Time. 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