Rites for Air Crash Victims are Tuesday
Rites for air crash \. victims are Tuesday COL'UMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Funeral services are scheduled here Tuesday for Edgar ; T. Wolfe Jr., Frederick W. LeVeque and Carlton Dargusch Jr., prominent Columbus businessmen killed in the crash of a light plane near Washington. Meanwhile, in Washington, federal investigators continued probing the cause of the accident, and hearings were to begin today into the crash of another plane bound from Columbus to the nation's capital. Services for Wolfe, 49, publisher and board chairman of The Columbus Dispatch, will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church. Last rites for LeVeque, 49, president and owner of Tower Parking Co. and sev- eral other businesses, are scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Central College Presbyterian Church. Funeral services for Dargusch, a partner in the law firm of Dargusch and Day, will be held at 10 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church. The three men, along with pilots Robert D. Ha-, tern, 28, and Richard White, 49, also of Columbus, were killed Saturday when their light twin-engine plane slammed into a radio tower and hurtled to the ground on the American University campus. No one was hurt on the ground. Students in the area said one fuel tank apparently exploded when the plane hit the tower and the other at the point of impact. The plane apparently struck the 765-foot tower about 30 feet from the top. Federal Aviation Agency officials said the plane should have been at an altitude of at, least 1,500 feet at that point, about four miles from National Airport. The weather was foggy and cloudy with some drizzle, and airport officials said the ceiling was about 700 feet. The three men were flying to Washington to attend a dinner of the Alfalfa Club, a group which spoofs politicians and government officials. Sen. Robert Taft Jr., R-Ohio, who had invited them, was at the airport awaiting the plane's arrival. President Ford sent a telegram Sunday to Wolfe's brother, John Walton Wolfe, expressing his sympathy. The President said Wolfe would be "long remembered in the fields of commerce, communications and affairs." Ford also sent personal letters to Wolfe's mother and children and to the families of LeVeque and Dargusch. civic Wolfe was named publisher and board chairman in January 1973. He also was a director of BancOhio Corp., RadiOhio, WBNS-TV, Agri- cultural Lands Inc., Buckeye • _ • _ _ » Union Insurance Co. and the Neil House hotel. Survivors include his mother, Alice Alcorn Lind; four children and the brother, John. LeVeque was a vice president and director of a major downtown office building called 50 W. Broad Inc. and also had interests in the car leasing business and auto parking lot. He is survived by his widow, Katherine, five children and two sisters.