Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 2, 1974 · Page 10
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 10

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 2, 1974
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10A --J une 2. 1974 Sunday Gazette-Mail Chafleifon, West Virginia VIGIL Pipestem Offers Overnight Trail Rides Woman Continues Searching For Body of Drowned Son PIPESTEM - One of the few overnight trail rides east of Yellowstone Park is now in operation at Pipestem State Park, stable manager K. E. Hawkey announced. Riders are lodged in a renovated 150-year-old log cabin. Pack horses carry sleeping bags, food and cooking utensils. With the help of guides, the riders cook their own evening meal and breakfast. The menu includes hamburgers, fried potatoes, eggs, bacon, ham, flapjacks and biscuits. Cost if $25 per person (slightly less if riders bring their own sleeping bags). Reservations may be made by calling 466-1800 or writing Stables, Pipestem Park. Pipestem, W.Va. 25979. PLEASANT VIEW. W.Va. ( A P ) -- Ruth Bias was home the morning of March 22 when the foreman brought word that her son had fallen into the Big Sandy River at Kenova and was presumed drowned. "It happened about 9:15 on a Friday," Mrs. Bias reflected as she stood behind the counter of the r e s t a u r a n t wsere she is a short order .cook. "It had been raining ;hard. The foreman come to the house about 11 o'clock. He said Ronald couldn't -have been in the Big Sandy more than three minutes before he was swept into the ^Ohio. the water was so ferocious." Ronald Bias was a member of a crew working on the Chessie System railroad bridge ;over the Big Sandy between Kenova and Catlettsburg, Ky.. when he fell from the span. '. "We went down to the river "on Sunday to see where he "fell; It was only about 15 feet, I'd say. They was working without a net or life preserv- ; ers. I went down to the water and washed my face. I had to have my hands in that water. It was awfully cold." Since that rainy day, Mrs. Bias has searched long, hard and faithfully for her son's body. "They c l a i m the C o a s t Guard is looking." she said. "They say boat docks all the way down the Mississippi -have been asked to watch." She fished a color shapshot out of "her billfold and handed ·over a picture of a grinning ;young man in his mid 20s. He had a cascade of brown hair covering his forehead and beside him sat a pretty, blonde girl. She was smiling and hold- -ing an infant in her lap. '" - i'He's 27. Sheila Diane, his ·wife, she's 19." said Mrs. .Bias. :; -. "That's their baby, Chris.- tina Michelle. She's 21 months 'old now and is so tiny she still -wears plastic newborns. But the little thing can say anything she wants." Mrs. Bias said she had received a letter the day before f r o m R e p . K e n H e c h l e r , D-W. Va. "He said he had reported Ronnie's case to the Labor Department," she said, pushing a sheaf of letters across the counter. Mrs. Bias works six evenings a week at the restaurant. On Mondays, her day off. she looks for her son. "We've covered the riverbank all the way down below Catlettsburg."" she s a i d . "Some days I look and some days I just go sit at the spot were he fell. About three weeks ago, Sheila Diane and I threw bouquets into the water. I made them; she had roses and mine was lillies." There has been no funeral service for Ronald Cline Bias. "My husband won't hear of it." she said. "He said to go ahead and have it if we want to. but to do it without him being there." Verlin and Ruth Bias make their home at West Hamlin, just a few miles up W.Va. 10 from Pleasant View. They raised four daughters: Ronald was their only son. "We watch the newspapers and stay in touch with the state police at Wayne," she said. "They're in charge of the case." She studied the photograph for a moment before putting it back into her billfold. "They say all the riverboats are on the lookout for him and you'd think his body would have come up by now. I don't see no way the child could have got out of it. If he did, it was a miracle. He must have amnesia ... or something." 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