Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 27
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 27

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 20, 1976
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4C rrjune 20, 1976 Sunday Gazette-Mail Charleston, West Virginia Buy Betrothals Announced : Young and Old Alike I Seek Credit Counsel By Sidney Margolius Co'niumer Expert for Sunday Gazette-Mail Young families are the most likely to become mired in more debts than they can handle. But nowadays so do many older people who are squeezed between rising living costs and heavy doctor bills. that warning comes from the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Pinellas County. This is the St. Petersburg-CIear- water area where many older people retire. The service is a nonprofit organization directed by two former housing counselors. Joan Benjamin and Patricia Nurse. It is one of 150 debt-counseling services sponsored by the National Foundation for Consumer Credit. Most families that come for assistance, usually at the suggestion of other community agencies, creditors and lawyers, are under 30 and earning about $10,000 to $12,000 a year. They often have succumbed to the frequent vision of financing the good life even on moderate incomes by the used of credit cards. OFTEN THE young husband and wife both have credit cards. "Today's youngsters want to live in apartment complexes with pools at several hundred dollars a month, and go into debt for a stereo, color TV. elaborate furniture and wall-to-wall carpeting," reports counselors Nurse and Benjamin. Many young couples, who come into the The Terrific Trin Printed Palloni 4511 8-20 ".Go, go, go but first sew this superbly successful trio in easycare knits, blends. No waist seam--no clutch anywhere. Note graceful neckline. -Printed Pattern 4511: Misses' Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14. 16, 18, 20. Size (bust 34) dress takes 1% yards 60-inch fabric. $1.00 for each pattern. Add 35c for each pattern for flrstclnss airmail and handling. Send to: Anne Adams Pattern Dept. Charleston Gazette Newspapers 243 West 17 St., New York, NY 10011. Print NAME, ADDRESS, ZIP, SIZE and STYLE NUMBER. 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The counselors report that they find some skilled operators of heavy-duty equipment, who used to earn over $200 a week, now working in service stations. * * * THE OLDER people who come are the most pathetic cases, Mrs. Nurse and Mrs. Benjamin related in an interview with this writer. They often had enough money on which to live modestly when they came to Florida. Then inflation struck. Even small unpaid bills tend to panic the seniors. But serious debt problems often are triggered by large medical expenses which are not covered by insurance. One elderly man was left with a $14,000 debt when his wife died of cancer. She was just under 60, so was not covered by Medicare. All debtors seeking counseling have medical bills--young and old. Anesthesiologists have become especially prominent among doctors for their charges, the counselors find. Mrs. Benjamin and Mrs. Nurse are both trained in psychology, and they feel that subtle pressures to buy on credit are increasing. One example was a TV ad by the sponsors of Master Charge credit card one recent Christmas. It showed children running to their father and saying "Thank you. Dad." Mom, too, thanks him. At the end of the commercial he says, "Thank you, Master Charge." Another example is the advertising by a local department store chain in the area which features the slogan, "Credit cards are better than money." Visiting shopping centers has become a form of entertainment for many families. BOATING, TOO, has become a debt trap for people who buy more expensive boats than they can afford. One finance company features on its letterhead a picture of a boat with the slogan, "For the good life now." People are now buying groceries with credit cards at some stores, these two commercial counselors report. They find that families using credit cards for food spend more. The main effort of debt counseling services like this one is to try to get creditors to accept reduced payments from debt-overloaded families. They also try to get the families to go on reduced budgets for a while to provide more margin to pay debts. Some agencies charge nominal fees; others, none. The AFL-CIO Community Services division has a leaflet called Debt Counseling describing debt dangers and how counseling services operate. It's available for 5? a copy or $4 a hundred for organizational use. from Pamphlet Division, AFL-CIO Room 205, 815 16th Street N.W., Washington. D.C. 20006. Not all cities have such services. If you need one you can ask for the address of those in your area from the National Foundation for Consumer Credit, 1819 H Street N.W. Washington D.C. 20006. If none is available, you can consult your union community services representative, credit union, a local family service agency or other community agency for help in locating debt counseling. Moore-Capito Gov. and Mrs. Arch A. Moore Jr. of Charleston and Glen Dale announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelley Wellons Moore, to Charles Lewis Capito Jr. of Charleston, son of Charles L. Capito and the late Mrs. Capito. A late fall wedding is planned. Miss Moore graduated from Holton Arms School in Washington, D.C., and has a bachelor of science degree from Duke University. She is working toward a master's degree in counselor education at the University of Virginia. Her fiance is a graduate of Charleston High School and received a bachelor of arts degree from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He is associated with Smith, Barney, Harris Upham and Co., Inc., an investment firm in Charleston. Adkins -Czerepak Elizabeth Pearl Adkins, daughter of Herbert Adkins of Lundale, and Andrew John Czerepak, son of Mrs. Czeslawa Czerepak and the late Mr. Edward Czerepak. of Garfield, N. J., will be married Nov. 27, in St. Stanislaus Kostka R.C. Church in Garfield. Miss Adkins is a senior at Marshall University. Her fiance is a graduate of Marshall. Comer-Shaffer In an open-church ceremony planned for 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 in the New Prospect Baptist Church near Sissonville, Miss Serria Sue Ann Comer will become the bride of Mark Douglas Shaffer. The Rev. Delmar Young will officiate. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Comer and parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Darrell C. Shaffer, all of Legg Star Route, Sissonville. Miss Comer and her fiance are graduates of Sissonville High School. He is assistant warehouse manager for Moore's Building Supplies. Skiles-Whitc An Aug. 27 wedding at the Oakridge Bible Church is being planned by Miss Carmen Elaine Skiles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James K. Skiles of Charleston, and Myron Lyle White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. White Jr. of Kenna. Miss Skiles is a graduate of Charleston High School and West Virginia Institute of Technology where she received an A. S. degree in nursing. Her fiance graduated from Ripley High School and is a criminal justice major at West Virginia State College. McGraw-Suppa Mr. and Mrs. Leon C. McGraw of St. Albans are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Cheryl Gina, to Joseph Anthony Suppa, son of Mrs. Peggy Suppa of 1108 Swan Rd. and Sam V. Suppa of South Charleston. Wedding plans are incomplete. Miss McGraw is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Her fiance attended West Virginia University and is employed by the Kroger Co. Burdette-Dalosio LOGAN-An Aug. 21 wedding at the First Baptist Church of Logan is planned by Miss Nancy Olivia Burdette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Lyle Burdette Jr. of Logan, and Thomas Anthony Dalesio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dalesio of Weirton. Miss Burdette is a graduate of West Virginia University and was a learning disabilities teacher in Jackson County Schools. Her fiance, an employe of the Herald Star in Stcubenville, Ohio, also is a graduate of WVU. McClure-Anderson BOMONT-- The engagement of Miss Andrea L. McClure of Bomont to David Lee Anderson of Clendenin has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McClure. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Anderson, also of Clendenin. The wedding will take place Aug. 28 at Elkview Baptist Church in Elkview. The bride-elect is a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School, and is employed by the C. R. Johnson Co. Her fiance also graduated from Herbert Hoover and Carver Career and Technical School. He is employed by Jimco Supply Co. Potterfield--Stec The engagement of Miss Lucienne Henderson Potterfield of Arlington, Va., to Thomas Lynn Stec of Rockville, Md.. has been announced by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Garland Potterfield of Charleston. The prospective bridegroom is the son of John James Stee, and the late Mrs. Stec, also of Charleston. The wedding will take place in September. The bride-elect is a graduate of Charleston Catholic High School and Georgetown University. Her fiance graduated from Charleston Catholic and Wheeling College. Francette Campanelli, Dr. JanWrobleski Marry WELLSBURG-Married in a double- ring ceremony Saturday at St. John the MRS. JAN WROBLESKI . former Francelte Campanelli Evangelist Church here were Francette Campanelli, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Campanelli of Wellsburg, and Dr. Jan Wrobleski. son of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Wrobieski of Clairton. Pa. The Rev. Eugene A. Schmitt officiated. Pam Lazaer, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor and bridesmaids were Elizabeth Taylor, Wendy Husserl, Kathy Vargo. Jean Wertz and Margaret Howard. Flowergirls were Cara and Leah Crosset- GREG WROBLESKI was best man for his brother and ushers were Robert Wrobleski, Wayne Weber. Les Misko, Tom Wilkerson and Ben Lusk. The bride graduated from Brooke High School and has a B.S. degree in dental hygiene from West Virginia University. Her husband is a graduate of Clairton High School and the dental school at WVU. He will be attending the Medical University of South Carolina to study pediatric dentistry. After a honeymoon in Martinique, they will make their home in Charleston, S.C. Jean Elaine Burdette Bride of Stephen Snyder Miss Jean Elaine Burdette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Edward Burdette of 5446 Longview Dr., became the bride of Stephen Richard Snyder, son of Mr. and Bernard J. Snyder of Charlottesville, Va., the bridegroom's brother, served as best man. Ushers were Edward A. Burdette of Charleston, brother of the bride,, and Leonard Kraus of Woodbury, N. J. Following a reception at Lakeview Country Club, the couple left for a wedding trip to Stone Harbor. N. J. They will live in Morgantown. Mrs. Snyder is a graduate of Nitro High School and has a B. S. degree from West Virginia University, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She is · teacher in the Monongalia County Schools. Her husband has B. S. and M. A. degrees from WVU. where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He is employed as a principal in the Monongalia County Schools. 110 ic Daughters MRS. S . R . SNYDER . . . former Jean Burdette Mrs. James Martin Snyder of Clarksburg, at 2 p.m. Saturday in Trinity Episcopal Church in Morgantown. The Rev. John F. Glover, Archdeacon of the Diocese of West Virginia, officiated and music was provided by Mary Kennedy. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Miss Cindy Collins of Cannonsburg. Pa., was maid of honor and bridesmaids were Mrs. Michael Connell of Morgantown and Miss Martha Norvell of Charleston. Plan Reception Mass . The Santa Maria Council of the Catholic Daughters of America will attend a reception Mass for new members at 3:30 p.m. June 27 at St. Anthony Church on Seventh Avenue. The Rev. John Lipinski will be the celebrant. A social hour and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern Kitchen in Kanawha City. Out-of-town members are invited to the Mass and dinner. Off to New York City today to compete for the title of 1976 High School r'over Girl is Lynn Alderman of Huntington, one of two regional Southwest winners and one of 10 semifinalists in the national contest sponsored by Coed magazine and the Noxell Corp. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis of Huntington and will enroll this f a l l in Marshall University. She will be featured in the October issue of Coed magazine. GRACIOUS DINING STARTS WITH . ina If you desire to supplement your pattern or perhaps you are just starting your service is the time to view our spectacular china collection. Our experts are ready to help you find the right pattern and coordinate your place settings for a more gracious table. LILLYS' · "For jiils iog'1 (he litb pride" mflUVIUJGESHOffiKGCfKTHi DUNBAR LOGAN BECKLEY NEW MARTINSVILLE SPRING SUMMER CLEARANCE Travel News 1305 DUNBAR AVE. 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