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May 27, 1954-June 17, 1954

Posted 2018-01-04

May 27, 1954

    Shorty’s Barbecue, a drive-in restaurant located south of New Market on Rt 11, opens for business operated by Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Stroop, and customers will be served from their cars by driving in or from tables on the lawn. The building, located next to the Virginia Reptile and Tropical Bird Farm, adjoins on the south the Ritchie Auto Service.

    Mt. Jackson High School Graduates. Ralph Bauserman, Frederick Bowers, W. M. Bowers, Donald Fadely, Franklin Funkhouser, Marvin Gordon Jr., Robert Green, Wayne Kimble, James Hodges Jr., Robert LeDane, Willard Lutz, Richard Moomaw, Melvin Polk, Donald Richardson, Alvin Rinker, Gary Rupert, Donald Sager, Warren Sager, Robert Stidley, Glenn Weatherholtz, Gertrude Ball, Martha Bowers, Elaine Bowman, Fern Craig, Virginia Emswiler, Mary Harpine, Bonnie Harris, Barbara Jordan, Patricia Kagey, Elizabeth Lindamood, Doris Lloyd, Sherrill Massie, Dorothy Newland, Barbara Wagner, Mavis Steadman.


June 3, 1954    

    Mr. Harold S. Vanderbilt has again made a very considerable donation to the Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital Association. The amount has not been disclosed but was reported to be $108,000 to build a nurse’s home and a manager’s residence on the hospital grounds. Both structures will be built of brick two stories high.

    Married. Miss Edwina Catherine Shutters, formerly of Forestville but now of DC, and Mr, Gary Mason Underwood of Caldwell, Idaho, May 14 in Washingtonm D.C. Mrs. Underwood is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Shutters.

    Wesley Chapel 4H.  Some 45 youngsters gathered in the basement of the Wesley Chapel Church for the purpose of forming a new 4H Club. After a few comments by Mr. Ford Pifer, the discussion was turned over to Richard Beck, Assistant County Agent. Robert Polk was elected president with Carroll Mauck vice president, Shelva Miller secretary, Kelly Coffelt Treasurer, Regina Rau, reporter, and Sylvia Polk song leader.

    (Adv). Valley Super Market, Main St., New Market. W. S. and C.W. Hounshell, Props. Phone 191. We have ground beef, pound 39 cts., boneless tenderized round steak 79 ct., sirloin steak 71 ct., new potatoes 10 lb 37. ct, tomatoes one lb. 21 ct, sugar 10 lb. bag 77 ct., coffee, fresh, good, $1.09.

    St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at services on Sunday morning, Mrs. Vallie Silvious and sister Miss Lelia Janet Weaver, were baptized and received into membership. Everett and Betty Sue Stover were received as members.  Mrs. Silvious had her granddaughter Patricia Ann Pool baptized on Sunday evening at the Quicksburg parsonage, Mr. Harold Franklin Coffman and wife Mrs Charlotte Janette Coffman were received into the membership of the chuch and their children, Roland, Franklin, Roger Lee and Joyce Alice were baptized; and a son of Mr and Mrs. Leonard Weatherholtz, a son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Weatherholtz and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olin Weatherholtz were baptized at their homes last week.


June 17, 1954

    Recently while playing Shenvalee Hotel Golf Course, Bill Baker, local addict of the Scotch game of golf, experienced the pinnacle of success on one hole at least. His tee shot on the No. 4 hole took off nicely in the direction of the green obligingly toward the pin and the ball rolled in the cup.

Died. Mrs. Annie Lawrence Steptoe June 13 in Garfield Hospital, Washington, D.C., where she had submitted to a major operation two weeks ago, of a heart attack. She was born June 6, 1890, a daughter of George and Susan Ball Stevenson. Mr Steptoe died 1944. Children are Mrs.  Lewis McAfee, Mrs. Hazel Jones, Woodstock; Melvin Pye of Cleveland, Miss Vivian Pye of Woodstock, William Steptoe, US Navy.