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Dec. 5, 1952-Jan. 24, 1953

Posted 2017-11-09

Dec. 5, 1952

    After 38 eight years of service getting the mail through on Woodstock’s Rural Routes, Lloyd E. Hepner retired last Saturday. The oldest employee in point of service at the Woodstock Post Office, Mr. Hepner began carrying the mail in a horse and buggy on Dec. 1, 1917. He served Route 2 for 26 years and Rt. 1 for 12 years. Ralph Foltz of St. Luke, who has been a substitute carrier, is succeeding Mr. Hepner temporarily on Route 1.

    Charles LeRoy Bly, 32, a driver for Novick Transportation Co. of Winchester, and a resident of Woodstock, died unexpectedly Monday night at Jersey City while he was preparing for the homeward trip. He was a son of the late Mr. Joseph Bly, his mother survives Mrs. Annie Hottel Bly of Falls Church. On May 18, 1951 he married Miss Margie Marie Helsley and she survives with four children by his previous marriage, William, Joyce, Keith and Kenneth.


Jan. 3, 1953

    Woodstock Socials. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rudy of Woodstock became the parents of a baby boy at 10 p.m. Wednesday night Dec. 31, 1952 at Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Rudy is the former Miss Kathryn Snyder of Woodstock; Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Allen, who purchased the Shenandoah Herald weekly newspaper, left yesterday morning to return to Wake Forest, NC to close out their business interest before coming back to Woodstock early next week to make their permanent home,


Jan. 10, 1953

College students who spent the holidays at their respective homes in Woodstock were Charlotte Ortts, Paul Reynolds and James E. Hearl Jr., VPI, Blacksburg. Jacob Haun Jr., Orrin French and Tom Chapman, UVA; Nancy Ann Hilton, William and Mary, Williamsburg; Bobby Marshall, Frank Lambert and Eddie Sheetz, Bridgewater College; Betty Moore, Lena French, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg; Dick Green, Dick Miller, Don Wilkins, Roanoke College, Salem; Mary Jo Sweeney, Ann Painter, Betty  Myers, Betty Kipps, Ann Grabill, John Heishman¸ Madison College, Harrisonburg; Watson C. Tamkin, Strayer Business College, Washington D C.

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sager of Mt. Jackson announce the marriage of their youngest daughter, Maxine, to Mr. George Weaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Weaver of Maurertown at Mt. Jackson. They will reside near Maurertown where the groom is engaged in farming.

    Births. Mr. and Mrs. Abner Green of Mt. Jackson, a daughter born Dec. 23 at Henkel Nursing Home in New Market, named Linda Ann; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rogers of New Market, a son William Jonathan, born Dec. 20 at RMH. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers live with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Zirkle of near New Market.

    SCMH births: Dec. 28, Mr. and Mrs. James Burch, Woodstock, girl; Dec. 28 Mr. and Mrs. Melvin McClanahan of Edinburg, boy; Jan. 6, Mr. and Mrs. James Walker, Woodstock, girl (1st baby born this year at SCMH.

    Young County Men Called up for Induction on January 13: Eldridge E. Hockman, Woodstock; Donald C. Rhodes, Maurertown; Max M. Dellinger, Macanie; Jack H. McClanahan, St. Davids Church; Denny L. Barb, Bird Haven. Notified to report for physical examination on January 19 are Warren L Barb and Arnold W. Walker, Bird Haven; Earl C. Brown, Woodstock Star Rt.; Houston R. McDonald and Donald R. Hottle, both Quicksburg; Burgess E. Dellinger and Robert L. Bowers, both Edinburg; Stanley L. Baker and Vernie R.W. Frye Jr., Mt. Jackson; Jay L. Dysart, Maurertown; Charles E. Heishman, Edinburg Star Route; Guy G. Getz, Moores Store; Ray A. Rau


Jan. 17, 1953

    Births Announced Henkel Nursing Home. Jan. 3 Mr. and Mrs. John Raymond Ross of Conicville, son James William; Jan. 5, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tusing, Mathias, W. Va, a son Jan. 6; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Spiggle of Alexandria, a son. Mrs. Spiggle is the former Miss Helen Marston.

    Born at Washington’s Hospital, Washington D. C., Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Moyers, a son Dec. 27, named D. L. Moyers Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. C. Jack Harner of New Market, a son Dec. 30 at Reading, Pennsylvania, named Robert Paul.

    The Luther League of the Zion Lutheran Church of Edinburg has elected the following officers: President, Frank Heishman; vice president, Luella Estep; secretary and reporter Fay Richard, Ann Dellinger; scrapbook, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Foltz.

Jan. 15, Births. M/M Carl Sweeney, Toms Brook, a boy; M/M Virgil Gochenour of Maurertown, a girl, Shelby Jean.    

    The Woodstock High School Blue Devilettes basketballers won their third straight league contest against Clarke County Tuesday night. Co-captains Barbara Holler, Marie Laughlin and Beverly Hilton bore the brunts of the work aided in the final quarter by Rosie Evans and Doris Linaweaver. Sophomore Susan Riley made 10 goals and two fouls to lead the offense, followed by Mary Jennings 13 points and co-captain Frances Pence 9.

    Died Isaac Samuel Landis of Mt. Jackson Jan. 14. He was born at Mt. Crawford August 17, 1869 and was a son of Noah and Malinda Shelton Landis. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Key, preceded him in death. Three children survive, Mrs. Mary E. Sager of Pittsburgh, Miss India Landis, member of the faculty of Triplett High School, and a son Billy Landis, who resided with his father.

    Rev. D. W. Zipperer of the Forestville Lutheran Parish near Mt. Jackson has presented his resignation effective Jan. 31, 1953 to accept a call to Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, China Grove, N. C.

    (Adv). Notice, I will not be responsible for any debts made by anyone other than myself. Justin Litten.

    Buys Historic Valley Estate. The Mason and Dixon Lines, a large fleet trucking line, has purchased the Pythian Home along U. S. Route 11 in New Market for sleeping headquarters for relay drivers. The property was purchased in 1927 by the Virginia Knights of Pythians and they operated it until last year as an orphanage. This large mansion house was built in 1839 by Dr. John W. Rice, physician and surgeon. It was struck twice by shell during the battle of New Market fought May 15, 1864, as the brick mansion house together with two story slave quarters stood directly between the Northern and Southern forces. The property was owned by Gideon Koiner then by Mr. and Mr.s W. J. Stirewalt.

    Lt. and Mrs. Kermit L. Racey, Wilmington, Delaware, announce the birth of a daughter, Cary Ann. Both parents are natives of Woodstock, and they have three other children. The mother is the former Miss Madge Trimble.


Jan. 24, 1953

    Died. Mrs. Virginia Frances Racey, aged 83 and widow of Isaac Milton Racey, died Jan. 18, 1953 at the home of her son, Norman Racey, near St. Stephens Church. She was a daughter of Peter and Barbara Sheetz Feathers. Children are Mrs. William Ryman of Strasburg, Mrs. George Lindamood of Lebanon Church, Clarence Racey, Winchester, Norman Racey of Strasburg, Mrs. Beulah Bowser of Denbo, Pa, Floyd Racey, West Brownsville, Pa.

    Strasburg Socials.  Little Garland Himelright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Himelright of Oranda, returned to the Crippled Children’s Hospital in Richmond on Sunday. He will remain there to receive treatment and to have his leg straightened. Garland is a victim of polio.