Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 13, 1972 · Page 58
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 58

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 13, 1972
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8E--August 13, 1972 Sunday Gatette-Mml ~ CMrlMtwi. Wttt Vlrflnli Miss Sally D. Hoffman Marries Michael O'Dell How to Buy Miss Sallv D. Hoffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hoffman of Metuchen, N.J., became the bride of T. Michael O'Dell. son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. O'Dell of Nitro, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in St. David's Episcopal Church at Cross Lanes. The Rev. Curtis Cowell officiated. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor- length gown of white lace interwoven with satin ribbons. The bride fashioned her own gown with a high lace-edged neckline, high waistline a n d long sheer sleeves with lace- trimmed cuffs. An arrangement of lace petals held her bouffaiit veil and she carried gold chrysanthemums and white daisies. Mrs. Thomas Eiseman of Salt Lake City. Utah, was matron of honor for her sister and bridesmaids were Mrs. Oliver Parchoi.s of New Orleans. La., another sister, the Misses Cathy and Christina O'DeL! of Nitro, sisters of the bridegroom. M * » THE BRIDEGROOM'S father was best man and ushers were Richard Hoffman of Metuchen and Patrick O'Dell of Nitro, brothers of the couple. Following a reception at the church, the couple left for a wedding trip to New Jersey, where they will visit her par- Imported Products Create Hazards .MRS. T. M. O'DELL . . . jormer Sally Hoffman ents. They will live in Athens, where he is a mathematics major at Concord College. Mrs. O'Dell graduated from Metuchen High School and has a B.S. degree in physical education and home economics from Concord College, where she was head cheerleader and a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. Her husband, a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Concord, is a graduate of Texas City High School. The bridegroom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at their home. Miss Wilma Ann Wilkerson Marries Gerald R. Stowers HAMLIN-Trinity U n i t e d Methodist Church here was the setting on Saturday for the marriage of Miss Wilma Ann Wilkerson to Gerald Ray Stowers. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Lester Wilkerson of Hamlin and his parents are Mr. and Mrs. Denzil R. Stowers of Aikol. THE REV. John E. Smith performed the double-ring ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Charles E. Thompson of Huntington. Traditional music was , · MRS. G. R. STOWERS . . former Wilma Wilfcerson furnished by the organist, John Hawkins of Clarksburg, and soloist, Mrs. Charles E. Thompson. A reception followed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd G. Jackson. The bride's empire gown of ivory silk organza was designed with a duchess neckline, bishop sleeves, with reembroidered Alencon lace forming the bodice and cuffs, and a full chapel train extending from the back bodice. Her floor-length veil of silk illusion fell from a Camelot cap of matching organza, lace and seed pearls, and she carried a cascade of white baby carnations, pale yellow roses, babys breath and ferns. MISS S H E*R R*I E Meade served as maid of honor and bridesmaids were Miss Kathleen Adams of Mullins and the bride's cousins, Miss Barbara Lundberg of Madison, N. J., and Miss Uticia Cummings. The bridegroom's sister, Amy Stowers, was flowergirl. Gregory K. Smith was best man and ushers included the bridegroom's brother, Barry Stowers: his cousin, Samuel Stowers; the bride's brother, Charles L. Wilkerson Jr.; and Michael Pezzuli of Washington, D. C. After Aug. 23, Mr. and Mrs. Stowers will reside at 76 Marshall Ave., Westover. OPEN MONDAY 'fil 9 FUR By Sidney Margolin* Com.sumer Expert for Sunday Gazette - Mail . --In the five months from February to June of this year the Food and Drug Administration banned 200 different types and brands of toys as legally unsafe. Of these, 106 were imported from Hong Kong alone, and 37 from Japan. --Of 21 fabrics and clothing items found to be highly flammable by the Federal Trade Commission in 1970 and the early part of '71, 17 were imported, eight of them from Japan alone. --Most of the seizures of colorful pottery containing leachable lead involved imports, especially from Mexico and Italy, but also from Japan and 16 other countries. --In recent years, the safety of some imports of small electric appliances and building materials also has been questioned by Underwriters Laboratories, and by building officials in Chicago and Los Angeles. The FDA alone reported earlier this year that there has been a 42 per cent increase in detentions of imported products not meeting government safety requirements during the fiscal year 1971. The number of shipments of imported products detained increased from 6,900 to 9,700. Dockslde i n s p e c t i o n s increased from 17.800 to 2*;.900. Besides lead-leaching pottery and dinnerware, many of th» detentions i n v o l v e d foods, such as tuna and swordfish contaminated by mercury, and pesticide residues in cheese. BECAUSE OF THESE and other i n c i d e n t s involving hundreds of items, the safety of many imported products has become a problem to government agencies as well as the consuming public. Moderate-income families especially are affected, since many of the hazardous imported products are low-priced toys and clothing articles such as cheap silk or nylon scarves from Japan. One particularly flammable scarf was made of nylon with a metallic stripe. So widespread is the problem that Walter Johnson, head of FDA's Division of Children's Hazards, recently made a special trip to the Far East to try to get manufacturers to consider safety problems in the design and producti9n of toys. (My understanding is that the effort was partly successful; some success with Japanese and Hong Kong manufacturers, not much in Taiwan.) The FDA also has issued special warnings about the glazed pottery that could result in lead poisoning under certain conditions, especially when used for acid foods such as fruit juices, soft drinks, wines, cider, coffee, all foods containing vinegar, cooked fruits, tomato products, and others. Some 400 shipments of such brilliantly-colored pottery have been denied entry since 1970 when the FDA intensified its surveillance, according to FDA PAPERS, the agency's publication. Customs officials, too, have maintained a closer watch, spurred by the Federal Trade Commission's recent and praiseworthy hard-nosed attitude towards flammable fabrics. Some domestic products also have been found to be extra-hazardous in several of these categories, including both toys and garments, and also pottery in a few cases. For example, several Georgia mills were found to have produced flammable cotton chenille bathrobes. Napped fabrics like chenille, especially if loosely woven, tend to be particularly flammable. Chenille berets imported from Italy also were the subject of an FTC warning. * * * BUT IN GENERAL. U.S. mills and manufacturers have tended to be more diligent in certifying the flame-resistance of a fabric. Too, U.S. appliance manufacturers almost always submit their products to Underwriters Laboratories for some safety testing, or, in the case of gas appliances, to the American Gas Assn. Ir. toys, manufacturers now must meet higher safety standards recently set by the FDA Bureau of Product Safety. But imports of toys are especially hard to control because there are so many importers of the same products. The FDA might plug the flow of some dangerous toy at one point, but other importers may still bring it in. Birth; Reception Planned Open house will be observed from 2 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 20 in the Dunbar Mountain Mission Activities Building;, Sixth Street and Dunbar Avenue, honoring Mr. and Mrs. Alva L. Harrison as they celebrate their jrolden wedding anniversary. Married Aup. 21, 1922 in Charleston, she is the former Geneva Bell Keller and he is a retired millwright. They are parents of two children, Mrs. Russell E. Koontz of Charleston, and Mrs. R. D. Selbe of Orlando, Fla. Completing the family are four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Open House Planned An open reception is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aiij,'. 20 in Wesley I'niied Methodist Church. 1801 Pennsylvania Ave., to honor Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Burford as they celebrate their jrolden weddinp anniversary. Married Atijr. 21. 1022, she is the former Helen .Time Hope. Tie was owner of the Burford Grocery and Feed Store on Pennsylvania A v e n u e for 33 years, and now owns and operates the WVA fash Feed Store at. Culloder.. They resided in Charleston u n t i l they moved to their current, home at l o l l Main Ave.. Xitro, 12 years ago. They are parents of four children, Mrs. June Geick of Rrenham. Tex.; Mrs. Helen Edens of Cincinnati. O h i o ; Joe Rurford of St. A1 bans; and Ren Rur- fnnl of Charleston. Completine I h e f a m i l y are I T grandchildren. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Burl. Eugene, I5U Kirkwcod Dr.. July 22, girl. Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Michael, Charlton Hgts, July 23, qirl Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Charles 'Larry, South Charleston, July 23, girl. Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. James Dewey, 211 A, Rutledge Rd., July 23. oirl. Bruger Mr. and Mrs. Louis Martin, W WoodJana- Ave., Soutti Charleston, July 23, girl. Givens, Mr. and Mrs. James Edward, 2511 Grant Ave., St. Albans, July 24, girl. Holstein, Mr. and Mrs. Gratten Ler- ov, 9931 MacCorkle Ave., Marmct, July 24, girl. Seller, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Iverson, Rt. 3, Red House, July 24, girl. Adkins, Mr. and Mrs. Michael David 2735 Forrestal Ave., St. Albans, July 25, 911*1. Hensley, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Daniel, Rt. 7, South Charleston, July 25, girl. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hobert, 600! D, Kanawha Turnpike, July 24 girl. Adkins, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Somerset Dr., July 26 , . Orgas, July 24, girl. Rodeheaver, 939 Edward, girl. Ball, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Johnson, Ramage, July 26, girl. Hawks, Mr. and Mrs. James Richard. 205 -Angel Terrace, July 24, flirt. Rawllngs, Mr. and Mrs. John, Jr., 1342 M Johnson Rd., July 26, girl. Samson, Mr. and Mrs. David Ashley, 3601 Kanawha Ave. SE, July 27, girl. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. John Louis, 1132 Hickory Rd., July 27, girl. Lambert, Mr. and Mrs. William Lee, 614 DuPont Ave., Nitro, July 28, girl. Sowards, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lee, 415 Abney St., St. Albans, July », girl. Elswick, Mr. and Mrs. Evertee, Star Rt. 1, Brounland, July 28, girl. Cavendcr, Mr. and Mrs. Howard James, 3343 Campbell Lane, St. Albans, July 28, girl. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lee, Rt. S, Clendenin, July 28, girl. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. David Earl, Ridqcview, July 28, girl. Midkiff, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wayne, 843 Monmouth St., St. Albans, July 29, girl. Asbury, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Franklin, Sissonville, July 30, girl. Pennington, Mr. and Mrs. Russell William, Beards Fork, July 30, girl Frame, Mr. and Mrs. William Ray, 323 7th St., Apt. 10, Belle, July 31, oirl. Apperson, Mr. and Mrs. Chester LaRoy, 727 Garrison Ave., July 31, girl. Bosley, Mr. and Mrs. William Leonard, 922 Upton Dr., South Charleston, July 31, girl. Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lee, Dry Branch, August 1, girl. Sparkman, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Michael, Pratt, August 1, girl. Cox. Mr. and Mrs. James Michael, Gen. Del., Clay, August 1, girl. pu take 2 Thomas Memorial Hospital Mr. and Mrs. William E. Bostic, 801 "F" St., South Charleston, July 31, girl. Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Shamblen, 123 Robin Rd., Nitro, July 31, boy. Mr. »nd Mrs. David T. Farley, 109 Seventh St., Dunbar, Aug. 1, boy. Mr. and Mrs. Soofty E. Hyp«, Apt. No. 389 -- 40th St., Nitro, Aug. 2, boy. Mr. and Mrs. William R. Faulkner, Hurricane, Aug. 2, boy. Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Bills, Rt. 7, South Charleston, Aug. 2, flirl. Mr. and Mrs. James C. Hamilton, 1216 Payne Ave., Dunbar, Aug. 3, boy. Mr. and Mrs. James J. Da'vls, Teays, Aug. 3, boy. Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Whlttlnglon, Rt. 3, Hurricane, Aug. 4, girl. Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Settle, 114 Chestnut St., Dunbar, Aug. 4, boy. Mr. and Mrs. James A. stotts, Eleanor, Aug. 4, boy. Mr. and Mrs. Orman L. Loftis, Alkol, Aug. 4, boy. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. David Michael, Smithers, July 24, boy Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Waune, . 114 Rensford Star Rt., July 24, boy. Dickens, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Matthew, Miami, July 24, boy. Smith, Mr. a/id Mrs. Dyght Swanson, Ridge view. July 24, boy. Dent, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wayne, Sissonville, July 25, boy. Knuckles, Mr. and Mrs. John William, 2262 Main Dr., St. Albant, July 25, boy. Farley, Mr. and Mrs. John Edward, Corley, July 25, boy. Goode, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Arden, East Bank, July 25, boy. Landis, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kemp, Rt. 1, Given, July 25, boy. Chandler, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Ray, Star Rt., Brundland, July 25, boy. French. Mr. ant) Mrs. Phillip Lawrence, 2248 Harrison Ave., St. Albans, July 25. boy. Peddycoart, Mr. and Mrs. Charles William. 5107 Hopewcll Dr., July 26, boy. Rocher, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Edger, Jr., 123 Oakwood Rd., Apt C3, July' 26, J boy. Among the kinds of imported toys often found hazardous are baby rattles that can be taken apart exposing small objects or squawkers that can be swallowed, or sharp chime prongs; toys held together by sharp staples or tacks that can become exposed; toys and musical instruments with sharp edges; dolls with pins attaching veils or headpieces; and stuffed toys with eyes attached by rigid points. Safer sleepwear A new and stricter flammability standard for children's sleepwear became effective July 29. The mandatory standard issued by the U.S. Commerce Department applies to all children's pajamas, nightgowns and robes in sizes through 6X. All sleepwear manufactured after July 29 must pass the specified flame test or be labelled to show that it is not flame resistant by government standards. According to William V. White, a long-time government product-safety expert, increasing quantities o f good-quality sleepwear that meet the new- standard are coming on the market at prices 50 cents to $1 above the previous tags on more-flammable garments. Some of the new sleepwear is made with modaerylic fiber such as Dynel and Verel, which is flame-resistant. Others are made of chemically- treated cotton, White advises, size until the goveraMBt Of course, there still will be completes its workon a plenty of flammable garments ard for older children » to guard against above the 6X wear. 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