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The Muncie Evening Press Page 28 Thursday, September 24, 1987 Patricia Jones dies; was former director of mental health agency Longtime social worker Patricia Camp Jones, 63, former director of the Mental Health Association of Delaware County, died Monday in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. She retired in August after seven years as director of information and referral for the United Way of Greater Indianapolis. Mrs. Jones was director of the HELP Line, a free, non-profit information and referral service designed to direct people in Indianapolis and the seven-county surrounding area to the appropriate agency to help with their problems. For 10 years, she was coordinator of the Crisis and Suicide Intervention Center of the Marion County Mental Health Association. She also was a founding member of the board of directors of the Child Guidance Clinic of Delaware County, now part of Comprehensive Mental Health Services. In 1980, Mrs. Jones was named Citizen of the Year by the Social Lloyd A. Whitehead dies at 93; Modoc resident was poet, author MODOC, Ind. - Lloyd A. Whitehead, 93, a poet, author and lyricist, died Wednesday in his home. A lifelong resident of Modoc, Mr. Whitehead was a retired building contractor. He was a past Indiana Poet Laureate. He was the author of five books, including "Autumn Leaves," "Sycamore Chips,""Hoosier Horizons" and "Modoc: The First 100 Years." He also was a lyricist and a columnist for The Graphic in Richmond. Mr. Whitehead was a member of Carlos Congregational Christian Church. Charlene Arbaugh Baker Charlene Arbaugh Baker, 81, formerly of 700 N. Forest, died Wednesday in Woodland Nursing Home. She was born in Muncie and later lived in Portland, where she graduated from high school. Following graduation from Ball State Teachers College (now Ball State University), she taught school briefly. Mrs. Baker was a past president of the Wapehani Council of Girl Scouts. She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Tri Kappa Sorority, and Paul Revere Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include a daughter, Robert L Muncie native Robert L. Wilson, 72, Brockway, Pa., died Wednesday in Pennsylvania. Raised in Muncie, Mr. Wilson was a retired project engineer for Brockway Inc. in Brockway. Surviving are his wife, Ellen Renier Wilson; a son, Donn Wilson, Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Kaye England, Anderson; three sisters, Edna McPherson, Beulah Foster and Florence Graham, all of Lester L. MIDDLETOWN, Ind. - Lester L. Hague, 69, Crestwood Mobile Home Court, died Wednesday in St. John's Medical Center, Anderson. Mr. Hague, a native of Alexandria, had lived in Middletown since 1969. He retired in 1980 after 33 years as a truck driver for Delco Remy Division of General Motors, Anderson. He was a member of Chesterfield Veterans of Foreign Wars, Chesterfield American Legion Post, United Auto Workers Local 662, and Anderson Eagles Lodge. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Jack Hague, Anderson; two brothers, Goldie E. ALEXANDRIA, Ind. - Goldie E. Benson, 79, 201 E. Fifth, died Wednesday in Willows Convalescence Center. Born in Jackson County, she had lived in Alexandria since 1930 and was a member of Alexandria Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Elbert Benson; four daughters, Marjorie Amin, Cicero, Margaret Jones, Anderson, Gerldine Haynes, Fairmount, and Martha Garmon, Heroic survivor of FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) - Lena Hodges, credited with saving many lives from a fire aboard the luxury liner Morro Castle off the New Jersey coast in 1934, died Sept. 15. She was 96. Hodges was head stewardess aboard the ship when it caught fire on Sept. 8, 1934, killing 134 of 548 Workers of America. In 1973, she was chosen Social Worker of the Year by the SWA of Marion County. Indianapolis Mayor William Hudnut declared a day in her honor. She was the widow of Max Jones, who was state news editor of The Muncie Star until his death in the 1960s. Her father, Edward Camp, who also died in the 1960s, was chairman of the board and vice president of The Marion Chronicle and Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune. Survivors include a daughter, Lesley Alyce Jones, Indianapolis, and three sons, Mark H. Jones, of Oklahoma, and John S. Jones and Kimberly Clay Jones, both of Michigan. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Fairmount. Calling is 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today in the funeral home. His wife, Alma, died in 1983. Survivors include two daughters, Nina Moore, Modoc, and Carolyn Lafever, Hagerstown; three sons, Ronald, Aberdeen, Miss., Robert, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Roy, North Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Marian Shaffer, Lynn; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Carlos Congregational Christian Church. Burial will be in Buena Vista Cemetery, near Unionport. Calling hours are 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in Culberson Funeral Home and at the church after 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. John (Lucy) Warner, Rocky River, Ohio; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. M.H. (Mary Jane) Frank, Englewood, Ohio; and a brother, C. Wade Arbaugh, Marion. Her husband, Charles H. Baker Jr., died Aug. 5. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Meeks Mortuary, with interment to follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. There are no calling hours. . Memorials may be directed to High Street United Methodist Church, Delaware County Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice. Wilson Muncie; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Carlson Funeral Home in Brockway. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery in Brockway. Calling at the funeral home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Memorials may be sent to Brockway Area Ambulance Service or Mooreland United Methodist Church in Brockway. Hague Harold Hague and William Hague, both of Alexandria; three sisters, Wilma McCune and Mary Lou Six, both of Alexandria, and Ruth Ehr-hart, Anderson; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two stepgrand-children; and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Margaret Jane Hague, died in 1986. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Kyle and Owens Funeral Home, Alexandria. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Middletown. Calling hours are 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Madison County chapter of the American Cancer Society. Benson Burkesville, Ky.; four sons, Elbert Benson Jr. and Howard Benson, Alexandria, Robert Benson, Dale-ville, and Richard Benson, Green-castle; 27 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m..Friday in Kyle and Owens Funeral Home. Burial will be in Alexandria IOOF Cemetery. Calling is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. liner fire dies passengers. According to reports, she was one of the last to leave the flaming ship. A book called "Shipwreck, the Strange Fate of the Morro Castle," written by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts, contains Hodges' photo. She played a major part in the book's account of the happenings on the liner during the disaster. Roy Eugene Murrell dies at 73; managed bakery for 1 2 years Former Muncie resident Roy Eugene Murrell, 73, Palm Springs, Calif., died Monday in JFK Memorial Hospital, Indio, Calif. Mr. Murrell was born in Winchester. He graduated from Spartanburg High School and attended Indiana Business School, Fort Wayne. Mr. Murrell was manager of Bake Rite Bakery for 12 years, retiring in 1976. He also had been manager of Hillview Bakery in South Bend and was a former vice president of Bon Ton Bakery in Fort Wayne. Mr. Murrell was past president of the Indiana Bakers Association and Delaware Kiwanis Club and past board member of Ruby Hughes Memorial Board of the Muncie Childrens Home. He also was a member of New Lee Lee Shaw, 84, 2708 S. Elm, died Wednesday in Ball Hospital. Born in Holton, Mr. Shaw graduated from Holton High School. He came to Muncie in 1929 and was associated with A.J. Glaser Construction Co. and later Baystone Construction Co., from which he retired in 1968. Mr. Shaw was a member of Shawnee Heights Baptist Church, Monroe Conservation Club, National Rifle Association, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association and Cement Masons Union. Survivors include his wife, Earl Eugene Dunn UNION CITY, Ind. - Earl Eugene Dunn, 82, 720 W. Pearl, died Tuesday in Union City Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. He was a native and lifelong resident of Union City. He was a self-employed electrician for 40 years before retiring. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Hester Taylor Dunn; two daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Dorothy) Horine and Margaret Perkins, both of Union City; a son, Robert T. Dunn of Indianapolis; Bob Fosse, director, choreographer of 'Cabaret,' succumbs By EILEEN PUTMAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Bob Fosse, the choreographer and director whose genius spawned such Broadway musicals as "Sweet Charity" and "Dancin' " as well as the film version of "Cabaret," is dead at age 60. Fosse, who won every major entertainment award, collapsed and died of a heart attack Wednes- Fosse day on a sidewalk outside his hotel just before the opening of the revival of "Sweet Charity" at the National Theater. The cast went on with the show not knowing that their director had died, toasting him later at a somber opening night party, a theater spokesman said. Cy Coleman, who composed the music for "Sweet Charity," said he had learned midway through the performance that Fosse was dead. "It's devastating," Coleman said after the show. "Bobby was just too alive to be dead. . . Everybody who has been in contact with Bobby will feel that he lives within all of us. I got something in my life that will stay with me until I go." The hard-driving, fiercely competitive Fosse prided himself on being a showman, refusing to curtail his pace despite past heart problems and a five-to-six-pack-a-day cigarette habit. He showed no sign of illness in an upbeat rehearsal earlier in the day, said Alma Viator, a theater spokesman. He was stricken after he left the theater at 6:30 p.m. for a break with Gwen Verdon, his former wife and a dancer who starred in many of his works over the years. Fosse collapsed on busy Pennsylvania Avenue at the corner of 14th Street, only yards from the theater across the street from his hotel. With Verdon kneeling at his side, firemen pounded his chest while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. Scores of ticketgoers, trying to make the 7 p.m. opening night curtain, were forced to walk around the dramatic rescue effort as they headed toward the theater. Haven Masonic Lodge, Good Sam RV Club and Gethsemane United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary; two sons, David, Springfield, Ohio, and Douglas, Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Linda) Black-mer, Parker City; four stepdaughters, Holly Chapman, Cleveland, Mrs. Nate (Betty) Streitmatter, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Rick (Katy) Chudacoff, Woodland Hills, Calif., and Mrs. Ron (Polly) Nobles, Noblesville; a brother, Kenneth "Mike" Murrell, Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Boyd (Eleanor) Hais-ley, Muncie, and Mrs. Jerry (Helen) Franklin, Jones, Mich.; and seven grandchildren. Services are private. Memorials may be sent to the Delaware County Cancer Society or charity of the donor's choice. Shaw Margie L. Woolf Shaw, to whom he had been married 61 years; a daughter, Mrs. Andy (Joyce) West-fall, Muncie; two grandchildren, Curtis and Steven Westfall, Muncie; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernice Hawley, Osgood; a brother, Wilford Shaw, Friendship; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Meeks Mortuary. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Visitors may call at the mortuary 6-9 p.m. today or before services Friday. Memorials may be sent to Shawnee Heights Baptist Church. a stepdaughter, Mrs. Kathryn Carpenter Roy of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; five grandchildren; two stepgrand-children; six great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. His first wife, Ruth Thomas Dunn, died in 1968. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. (Muncie time) Friday in Reichard-Oliver Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elizabeth Cemetery. Calling hours are 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wesley United Methodist Church or the American Lung Association. "They rushed him to George Washington University Hospital, where they tried to revive him and could not," Viator said. Fosse was long a mainstay of the Broadway musical theater, and he was one of the most widely acclaimed choreographers of recent decades. "Sweet Charity," one of Fosse's most enduring creations, first opened on Broadway in 1966, with Verdon the original Charity. It was acclaimed for its choreography, with one critic writing, "postures, stances, gestures and weary collapses of the one-time 10-cents-a-dance girls are brilliantly, tenderly and bitingly visualized." It was Fosse who gave the show its distinctive stamp, as he did in much of his choreography. In the 1950s and '60s, he won Tony awards for his Broadway musical hits "The Pajama Game," "Damn Yankees," "Redhead," "Sweet Charity" and two Tony awards each for "Pippin" in 1972 and for "Dancin' " in 1978. His film work included "Cabaret," "All That Jazz" and "Lenny." In one year, Fosse garnered awards in every major entertainment medium movies, television and the stage. He captured an Oscar in 1972 for his film of "Cabaret," the escapades of a British cabaret singer adrift in the depraved bohemianism of Berlin in the 1930s, plus a Tony for his Broadway show "Pippin," and an Emmy for his television special starring Liza Minnelli, "Liza With a Z." In "All That Jazz," Fosse presented the autobiographical story of an equally brilliant director and choreographer, obsessed with work and women, whose smoking, drinking and frenetic lifestyle finally delivered him to open heart surgery. The choreographer, played by Roy Scheider, had a heart attack, just as Fosse did while editing "Lenny." Many reviewers dismissed the extravaganza as a self-indulgent ego trip, attacks that Fosse said confused him. The movie was a box office success, however, and took home four Oscars. "I took such a rap from some critics over that movie," Fosse told an interviewer in 1984. Battered bridge GALLEGO, Philippines A worker inspects Quilbay railway bridge, which was blown up by communist New People's Army rebels Monday. The rebels have shifted their targets from military convoys to public utilities and facilities. AP Laserphoto. AT VERMONT CONFERENCE Daniloff tells Soviet editors he fs not bitter GOSHEN, Vt. (AP) - Nicholas Daniloff, the U.S. News and World Report correspondent who was arrested and held prisoner in Moscow, told a group of Soviet editors that he was not bitter about the experience. Daniloff, arrested in Moscow on espionage charges and held 13 days in a Soviet prison last September, said before meeting with the Soviets Wednesday that he is still angry at the KGB but "one cannot live in bitterness." "For me, it is poetic justice to be able to come here, to say this terrible incident is in the past, and to get back to the thing that has always interested me, which is Soviet-American dialogue," Daniloff said. Daniloff and eight visiting Soviet editors in Vermont for a weeklong conference were the guests of the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. The society canceled a similar conference last year to protest Daniloff's arrest. In view of that cancellation and other widespread protests against his arrest, Daniloff said the Soviets 'Hold the plastic Berkeley council tells burger joints BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Plastic foam food containers made with chlorofluorocarbons are banned in Berkeley, where 400 fast food outlets and mini-markets will be compelled to do their bit for the Earth's ozone layer. The city council, in adopting the ban Wednesday, rejected charges that it was creating a "plastics police" bureaucracy that will cost taxpayers $400,000 over three years. "We have a nuclear-free-zone ordinance and we don't have nuclear police. We have a smoking ; ordinance, and we don't have smoking police," said councilman Nancy Skinner. "I don't think we need to have plastics police." Chlorofluorocarbons released by some plastics as they break down have been implicated in the deple ALS O (HAVE All CONE) r S '' ' II $1 INDIANA MICHIGAN POWER "will think twice before they do that trick again." He said he draws a clear distinction between the KGB and the rest of Soviet society. He said he also has high hopes for the new period of "glasnost," or openness in the Soviet Union. After chatting amicably in Russian with several of the editors, Daniloff proposed a dinnertime toast to the hope that "despite all our difficulties, all our differences, we can still talk to one another seriously, without offense, and even from the heart." The week's talks between Soviet and New England editors have been characterized as more frank than those at four similar conferences in the past. Participants say the change parallels more open discussion of problems facing Soviet society in the pages of that nation's newspapers. "Time is going by, things are changing," Daniloff said. A reporter for 30 years, nine of them in the Soviet Union, Daniloff is on leave from U.S. News to write a book about Russia and his family. tion of the ozone layer that protects human beings from dangerous levels of ultraviolet rays. The United States and about 30 other countries last week signed an accord pledging to cut chlorofluoro-carbon emissions by half in the final decade of this century. Berkeley's ban takes effect Jan. 31. CORRECTION NOTICE In today's Sears Insert the following items are not available. Hydraulic 3-ton Jack Ralnchecks available 23 pc Tool Set not available in store, but may be ordered. We are sorry for the Inconvenience this may have caused. SEARS munacl'le ITIONIN Dennis Kane "Our ground-source heat pump has proven to be an extremely efficient arrangement.' ELECTRICITY. FUMELESS, EFFICIENT, DEPENDABLE . EPENDABLEy

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