Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 13, 1975 · Page 22
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July 13, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 22

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1*B July 13,1975 Sun Getcha Elvis Souvenirs Here' By George Steek Half a dozen or so souvenir peddlers The salesmen were towing little metal rushed forward as the first few members carts similar to grocery carts. They were of the audience emerged from the Civic loaded with photo alubums, badges, tee- Center after Elvis Presley's Saturday shirts, posters, pendants and pennants. It matinee concert. ' would cost $16 to buy one of each. "Tee-shirts. Getcha tee-shirts right here," one of the vendors started shouting as the stream of fans grew from a trickle to an outpour. Most of the peddlers wore red and white carnival-striped jackets with money pouches on the front of them. Soon each salesman had a ring of customers surrounding him. People were walking away smiling, proud of their $3 albums, which are similar to the programs sold at some other concerts, and their $5 shirts. Tbe souvenirs are sold by members of Presley's traveling company. One peddler, who seemed reluctant to discuss the subject, said sales were "all right." * » » SALES SEEMED to be better than that. One South Charleston woman who saw the Friday night concert returned to the Civic Center Saturday to purchase an additional Elvis badge. Mrs. Peggy Cantrell of 4526 Kanawha Ave., South Charleston, said she bought a badge the' night before for her 6-year-old daughter, Tammy. "She loves Elvis," the mother explained. But after she got home, Mrs. Cantrell listened to some Elvis albums, thought about it^r while, and decided to get a badge m herself. "After all, it's the chance of a lifetime," she said. Not everyone wanted to receive souvenirs. Mrs. Sharon Hedrick.of Proctorville, Ohio, wanted to give Presley a large quilt she made for him. It had his name in huge letters on it. But the Huntington native wasn't having any luck in presenting the memento to the singing star. She wasn't the only"Ohio resident who came to Charleston to hear Presley. Three generation of a Belpre, Ohio, family rode to the Civic Center in a pickup truck. * * * THE SENIOR member of the family was Mrs. Susie Williams, who is in her 70s. Her niece, Mrs. Mildred Maxson and Mrs. Maxson's children came with her. One ol Mrs. Maxson's daughters, Mrs. Beckey Holland, suggested that the family had 3Vz generations present because she'll have a child in December. One of the happiest persons who got to hear Elvis Saturday was 12-year-old Toni Vest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vest of Ohley. She underwent spinal surgery in April and still is wearing a body cast. After a feature story about her desire to see Elvis was published in The Charleston Gazette, an anonymous ^onor arranged for her to attend. "I'm excited," she said, "but I'm not nervous." Woman Gets Teeth Marks As Souvenir The Associated Press Cathy Casto came away from the Elvis Presley Concert Friday night with a pretty good idea of what the movie "Jaws" is all about. Mrs. Casto, 24, got her hand bitten by another woman who wanted the scarf Elvis had used to mop his brow. "It was royal blue, so pretty," she groaned. ^Presley had tossed it to her at the end of the performance, but the unexpected attack came just as she started to put the scarf in her purse. "I had it in my hand and she just put her head down and nailed onto it," said Mrs. Casto, who asked if anyone would be so kind as to get her another scarf at Saturday's concert. DAVID F. HARRIS, M.D. A 1970 GRADUATE OF CORNELL ME'DICAL COLLEGE HAS JOINED THE STAFF OF STA.ATS HOSPITAL FOR THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE AND CLINICAL PATHOLOGY. Hear Ye! Hear Ye! - Staff Pho'os by LeoChobot Mrs. Betty Cross Buys Elvis Poster A Peddler Sells Photo Albums (Lower Photo) VOTER'S VOICE Series One As often as I can. I will be running this ad to obtain your views and suggestions on the issues of state government. This is the first in the series. 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