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A-3 Town Talk, Alexandria-Pineville, Saturday. July 5, 1980 Health Officials Step Up Lead Poisoning Screening Gladys Bayonne 5 IK by ingesting particles of old lead-based pain! Tak ing off the walls of homes in older, sections of cities, Gallagher said. The disease may cause anemia, constipation, colic, paralysis or muscular cramps. The pace of the screening program is expected to accelerate to record levels during ti summer because of seasonal fluctuations in program and because of new testing Gallagher said. He said CDC officials are "trying to intern lead screening into ongoing child programs" across the country. Fewer children are screened for lead poiion-ingin the winter because "people don't tend tu out as much," Gallagher he said. "A lot of testing is actually done door to door, so if weather is inclement that impacts on how children are tested." ATLANTA (AP) Federal health officials are planning to screen up to 500,000 preschool-age children for lead poisoning this year as part of a beefed-up program to combat the disease caused primarily by flaking paint in older buildings. The national Center for Disease Control reported Friday that 116,668 children were tested in 63 local programs during the last three months of 1979, and 7,950 or 6.8 percent were identified as having lead toxicity. Preliminary figures from the first three months of 1980 showed about 125,000 children were screened and 5,000 or 4 percent were found to have lead toxicity, according to John Gallagher of the CDC's environmental health services. "There's a marked drop (in toxicity) there, but I can't explain it without studying the figures," he said. Lead poisoning in children is primarily caused 4 Charlton Walker CRAFFERTY BV Gerald Dumas Drawing by Mel Crawford pert Medical Center. She was a native of Trout. Survivors include her husband, Denver Payton of Bossier City; one son, Ronald Payton of Bossier City; one daughter, Debra Payton of Bossier City; one brother, Grady Windham of Georgetown; four sisters, Molly Rosier, Essie Williams and Eva Baum, all of Trout, and Lois Clark of Jena; and her mother, Rebecca Windham of Trout. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Hixson Jena, with the Rev. Roy Verner officiating. Burial will be in Belah Cemetery, Trout. Lennie M. Harden Lennie M. Harden, 85, of Lib-use died at 12:02 p.m. Friday in St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. She was a native of Eudora, and a retired anesthesiologist. Survivors include a number of cousins. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Downey-Steele in Eudora, Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Eudora. Local arrangements were under direction of Hixson Bros. Robert L. Harrison CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -Robert L. Harrison, 58, of Cape Canaveral died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Cape Canaveral. He was a native of Montgomery, and was a retired Army sergeant. Survivors include one stepdaughter, Doreen Sullivan of Jacksonville, two brothers, Oliver C. Harrison of Baton Rouge, and Oswald Harrison of Alexandria, and one sister, Gladys Scruggs of Montgomery, La. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Montgomery Methodist Church, Montgomery, Burial will be in Montgomery Cemetery under direction of Hixson Alexandria, La. Charlton Walker, Pineville Businessman Charlton L. "Squeakee" Walker, 59, of Pineville died at noon Friday in Rapides General Hospital. He was owner and manager of Pineville Lumber Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Pineville, the Pineville Lions Club and Solomon Lodge 221 Walker was a native of Pollock and was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Blanche Walker, one son, Stephen Walker, one daughter, Elaine Hicks, one brother, James L. Walker, and his mother, Nettie Walker, all of Pineville; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Hixson Pineville, with the Rev. Huey Tarpley officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Lena Maillet CHALMETTE Lena Couvil-lion Maillet, 84, of Marksville died at 11 p.m. Thursday in Chalmette Hpriprnl Hncnital Small Kan. Town Biker Beer Bust Starts Peacefully PERRY, Kan. (UPI) A Fourth of July motorcycle beer party began peacefully Friday, to the relief of authorities who recall a bikers gathering last month that resulted in the deaths of three people. "The bikers are the least of our worries," said George Hathaway of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "They're (bikers) getting set up and getting ready to have their party." Hathaway said Jefferson County authorities had not received any disturbance reports and were more concerned about traffic accidents and drunken drivers than the "biker beer bash" at Perry Lake. "We're kind of playing it by ear and not worrying about it," he said. Authorities have been wary of motorcycle gatherings in the wake of a Friday the 13th beer party in Quenemo, where one man was shot to death and two others died in traffic accidents. They hoped Friday's party at the lake would draw only local bikers. Gladys Roland Bayonne of 103 Hoffman Pineville, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday in her home. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Bayonne of Alexandria; three daughters, Anita Bayonne, Janice Bayonne and Theresa Bayonne, all of Pineville; four sisters, Elizabeth Brown, Alice Joffrion, Barbra Roland and Gloria Salleibllas, all of Pineville; and one brother, Hardy Roland of Pineville. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Good Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Holly Oak Cemetery under direction of Good Shepherd. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the church. Mazzie Houston Mazzie Houston, 77, of 2731 Harris St. died at 12 p.m. Monday in her home. Survivors include five sons, Ephrim Simmons, George Batiste and Louis Houston, all of Alexandria, Isiah Houston and William Houston both of Port Arthur, Texas; two daughters, Mildred Baker of Alexandria and Susie Griffin of Houston; three brothers, Levy Elmore, Louis Elmore and Leroy Elmore, all of Alexandria; three sisters, Clementine Ward and Corrine Elmore, both of Alexandria and Ella E. Adcox of Junction City, Kan. 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. today in Armadale Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Good Shepherd. Benny P. Saucier Sr. Benny P. Saucier Sr. 62, of Mansura, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday in St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. He was a sales agent for State National Life Insurance Co. He was a member of Central Louisiana Life Underwriters Association. Survivors include his wife, Doris Saucier of Mansura; two sons, Patrick Saucier and Benny Saucier both of Mansura; three daughters, Sandra La-combe of Mansura, Bernadette Coughlan of Baton Rouge and Angela LiBurdi of Gretna; his mother, Yvonne Bordelon Saucier of Hessmer; three brothers, William Saucier of Mansura, Ray Saucier of Shreveport and Clarence Saucier of Deville; and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 9:45 a.m. Sunday in St. Paul Catholic Church, Mansura, with the Rev. Earl Provenza officiating. Entombment will be in Sacred Heart Church Mausoleum in Mo-reauville under direction of Es-cude, Mansura. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Funeral Arthur Milligan Services for Arthur A. Milligan were at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Hixson Pineville, with the Rev. Jim Koonce officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery, Tioga. Pallbearers were Tommy Milligan, George Milligan, Nat Milligan, James Coutee, Harvey Deville and Robert Stroud. I've got an idea, said the bulldog. "Who has the most money in your town?" "Let's see," said Rabbits. "Bear Bossetti, he has a store. The town banker, Beaver Bigelow. And our mayor, ow McFarland" "Good," said the bulldog. "Between all of them, they should be able to raise ten thousand dollars. Let's call them up." "It won't work," said Rabbits. "Nobody pays Bossctti what they owe him. Banker Bigelow is stingy. And the mayor doesn't like me." Bulldog Diggs stared at Rabbits. "I'm so sick of ou." he said. He was quiet for a moment. "Well, I'll figure this out. Meantime, get in here." He opened a closet door and shoved Rabbits inside. Then he locked it. Rabbits heard the bulldog say, "Let's take the truck to the barn and unload it." A door slammed. Rabbits sat down on the floor. The closet was dafk as night. He felt sad and afraid. Even if they had the money, he didn't think anyone would pay ten thousand dollars to get him back. (continued Wiley Gross i I960 King Features Syndicate, Inc. HEzsnsm MASON Wiley Gross, 63, of 603 Bogan died Wednesday in his home. Survivors include one sister, Priscilla Gross of Alexandria. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today in True Vine Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Wharton officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories under direction of Winnfield. Charles D. Walker BOSSIER CITY Charles David Walker, 31, of Bossier City, drowned Wednesday in private swimming pool in Bossier City. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Walker of Shreveport; one son, Charles Walker of Shreveport; one daughter, Constance Walker of Shreveport; his father, Michael Walker of Campti; his mother, Margaret Walker of Natchitoches; two sisters, Myra Colligan and Charlotte Walker, both of Natchitoches; six brothers, Michael Walker Jr. of Bossier City, Benny Walker of Red Rock, Texas, Bobby James Walker, Barry Wayne Walker, Carmen Gene Walker and Johnny Ray Walker, all of Natchitoches. Services will be at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis. Burial will be in Campti Baptist Cemetery. Gamma Radiation Detected in Pa. Air HARRISBURG, Pa. (UPI) -Technicians from the Environmental Protection Agency at Three Mile Island Friday investigated the source of a trace of gamma radiation collected in routine air sampling at the reactor observation tower. A spokesman for the EPA said no particle samples from the air in Uie same area showed signs of anything that would give off the gamma radiation and there was no indication that it came from venting of krypton-85 at the containment building. The level of gamma radiation in krypton-85 is so low, the spokesman said, that it is not usually detected on monitors. The gamma radiation was not detected at the same time at any other source where the EPA has been monitoring since venting began last Saturday. Survivors include three sons, Emile Maillet of Marksville, Harry Maillet of Arabia and Horace Maillet of Metairie; one daughter, Beatrice Couvillion of Marksville; one half brother, George Mayeaux of Marksville; one half sister, Mrs. Edwin Gag-nard of Marksville; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. today in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marksville. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery No. 1 under direction of Hixson Marksville. Laveta Scheerer FALLS CHURCH, Va. -Laveta Warden Scheerer, 37, of Manassas, died at 10:01 p.m. Wednesday in Falls Church. Survivors include her husband, Alan Scheerer of Manassas; two sons, Milton Scheerer and Greg Scheerer and one daughter, Michelle Scheerer, all of Manassas; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivy C. Warden of Wood-worth, La. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Pine Ridge Baptist Church, Melder, La. Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of John Kramer and Son. Wanda Potts OAKDALE Wanda Potts, 37, of Oakdale, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in a fire in her home. Survivors include her mother, Daisy Lambert of Oakdale; her husband, Joe Potts of Oakdale; three sons, Joe Potts, Scotty Potts and Andy Potts, all of Oakdale; one daughter, Edwin Go-bert of Oakdale; three -brothers, Bruce Lambert of Moss Bluff, Keith Lambert of Oberlin and Kenny Lambert of Oakdale; two sisters, Wilda Cameron of Houston and Linda Bennett of Bastrop. Services will be at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Ardoin with the Rev. David Waters officiating. Burial will be in Cryer Cemetery. Floyd Melder Sr. OAKDALE Floyd L. Melder 70, of Oakdale, died at 9 p.m. Thursday in his home. Survivors include three sons, Floyd Melder Jr. of Oakdale, Jimmy Melder of Elizabeth and Richard Melder of Eunice; two daughters, Dorothy Ross of Ra-gley and Cecilia Tauzin of Port Allen; two brothers, Curtis Melder of Texarkana, Texas, and Milton Melder of Alexandria; and 12 grandchildren. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of Ardoin. Burial will in Oak Hill Cemetery. Ernie Payton SHREVEPORT Ernie Windham Payton, 52, of Bossier City, died at 8 a.m. Thurday in Schum- -s 1 IF IK Mason Jars By The Dozen C. FRED TARVER 1 105 Texas Ave. Ph. 445-7373 the Mon to see for low cost protection lor your HOME, your LIFE, your HEALTH and your BUSINESS. pr STATE FARM Insurance Companies Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois A Delicious Way To Save Money! Get ready for the canning season ahead with Mason jars complete with Bernardin lids. Choose from quart jars with wide mouth styles with 1 2 jars and covers to the case. Stock up now while the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables are at low in-season prices. Wide mouth styles. 2.79 per case. Gift Dept Downtown K7 9 THE WEEk-END REVIVAL SHARP CHURCH OF GOD REV. DURWOOD MILES EVANGELIST JAMES MCCORMICK MUSIC DIRECTOR DATE: JULY 11-1 3TH 7PM HUEY THOMPSON PASTOR KxWIESIL.1 Shop downtown Alexandria Mall Monday through Saturday. Call 445-4561 'Everyone Welcome"

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