Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 91
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 91

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 20, 1976
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8H -June 20,1976 Sunday Caxette-Mail Chifltston, West virglnn Bright Fireworks burst over the Capitol recently in the finale of the first night of the National Gallery of Art's "Eye of Thomas Jefferson" exhibit. The display, which was launched from a model of Monticello', was designed after fireworks displays from the 18th century. (AP \Virephoto) Chcck-A-Month! Check-A-Quarter! Check-A-Half! VARY YOUR INTEREST INCOME PAYMENTS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS LOOK AT THE OPTIONS OUR VARIABLE INCOME PLAN OFFERS OPTIONS 55.000.00 Check-A-Monlh Check-A-Quarter Check-A-Half 510,000.00 Check-A-Month Check-A-Quarter Check-A-Hall 520,000.00 Check-A-Month Check'A-Quarter Check-A-Haif 540.000.00 Check-A Month Check-A-Quarter Check-A-Half 7'/.%-6year Certificates Interest Payment 32.39 97.81 197.53 64.79 195.62 395.06 12957 391.24 790.12 259.14 782.47 1,580.25 7Y;%-4year Certificates Interest Payment 31.34 94.62 191.04 6269 189.25 382.08 12538 37" 50 764.16 250.76 757.00 1.528.32 6V. %-30 month 'Certificates Interest Payment 28.20 85.08 171.61 56.40 17017 343.23 112.81 340.33 686.46 225.62 680.66 1.372.91 6'/j%-1year Certificates Interest Payment 27.15 81.91 165.15 54.31 163.81 330.31 108.62 327.63 660.62 217.23 655.25 1,321.23 5%% Golden 90 Passbook Interest Payment* 23.68 72.19 145.42 47.37 144.38 290.84 94.74 288.75 581.68 189.47 577.51 1,163.36 5% % Regular Passbook Interest Payment 21.62 65.87 132.61 43.24 131.74 265.22 86.48 263.48 530.44 172.96 526.96 1.060.87 Minimum deposit of $5,000 required. A b o v e amounts are approximate with interest compounded daily. Substantial interest penalty for early withdrawal of certificates. *Golden 90 passbook account interest for the initial 90 days will be paid in a lump sum. FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS LOAN ASSOCIATION OF CHARLESTON P.O. Box 3227, Charleston. W.Vo. 25332 I enclose my check for 5_ . 5.75% Golden 90 5100. min. OTHER ACCOUNTS 5.25% Regular Passbook 6.5 % One year CO-51000 min. ; 6.75% 30 Months CD- 1000 min. : 7.5 % 4 Year CO- 1000 min. 7.75% 6 Year CD- 1000 min. Deposit must terrain (or 90 days Substantial interest penaiw Iw early withdrawal of certificates. Open my account in the following namelsl: interest should be- VIP - 55000 of more n FSLIC AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF CHARLESTON DOWNTOWN BRANCH 231 Hale Street Phone 343-5505 KANAWHA CITY BRANCH 4315 MacCorkle Ave. Phone 925-1161 MAIN OFFICE Quarrier Bradford 200 Bradford Street Phone 344-3424 Without Frenchmen, U.S. Might Have Lost the War By Kenneth J. Freed The Aiiociated Press When the last great battle of the American Revolution was fought at Yorktown, the British troops surrendered by marching between two lines of soldiers. On one side were Americans, on the other French. The French role in the Revolution is also marked by names: The small Vermont town of Vergennes, Lafayette Park across from the White House, Lafayette, Ind., and Rochambeau Bridge linking Washington and Arlington, Va. Nearly all residents of the area call the span the 14th Street Bridge. « * * THAT INATTENTION is unfair, not only to the commander of the 8,000 French troops who fought in the Revolution, but to the contribution the French made. Independence might not have been won without them. The crucial need for French assistance was seen early on by most Americans. The aim of colonial diplomacy was to get France into the war. From the beginning of the rebellion, France and Frenchmen sympathized with the Americans and gave them help. The first secret loan was authorized by Louis XVI 200 years ago this week. In spite of his reluctance to formally violate the rules of neutrality, Louis XVI arranged to send at least $1 million in military equipment and supplies to the colonies before 1778, the year France finally sent troops. He went on to give $1.6 million in grants and $6.4 million in loans, considerable sums in those days. Of even more help was the decision to allow American privateers and naval vessels to use French ports to pick up supplies and to escape British pursuit. * * * DURING THE first stages of the war, many Frenchmen came to America to fight with the rebels. George Washington found most of them useless, more interested in parties and uniforms than in drilling. But there were exceptions. A 34-year-old engineer, the Chevalier Duportail, became one of Washington's chief designers of fortifications. The Frenchman best remembered and most honored is, of course, the Marquis de Lafayette, who arrived in 1777. He was 19, and he proved a brave and competent soldier. Washington soon made him a major general. But Lafayette's greatest contribution was political, not military. In 1779, when the Continental Army was shrinking and Americans were resisting enlistment, Lafayette returned to France and persuaded the king to send the Comte de Rochambeau and 6,000 soldiers to fight. It was Rochambeau and his men who stood with Washington at Yorktown. * * * THERE WAS a pragmatic reasons for French aid to the Americans that went beyond the business opportunities that were obtained and XVI sympathy in Franch for the American cause. France had lost its last war to Britain and the European balance of power had shifted greatly in favor of London. The American Revolution gave Louis SVI and his foreign minister, Comte de Vergennes, an opportunity to fish in troubled waters and to perhaps right the balance. Because of the weakened nature of the French military, Paris decided to stay formally neutral while giving the rebels as much help as possible until the British had been sufficiently hurt. The decision that the time had come for a direct role was made when the Americans won at Saratoga, N. Y., on Oct. 17, 1777. Franklin convinced Vergennes that the loss might lead the British to seek a compromise that would restore the empire. The two men worked out a pair of treaties, one for trade and the other a military alliance. They were initialed Feb. 6,1778. » « « NEWS TRAVELED slowly then, and the treaties didn't reach New York until May 2, arriving just in time to head off negotiations between Americans and British to end the fighting. The joy that greeted the French involvement soon changed to despair. While French aid increased, major military help was slow in coming. * * * THERE WAS NO easing of the bitter American mood until the summer of 1780, when Rochambeau landed at Newport, R. I., with 6,000 troops. Then came a key development. A new French fleet under the capable Admiral Comte de Grasse broke the British blockade in March 1781 and landed 3,000 more troops. On May 21, 1781, Washington and Rochambeau met in a small Connecticut town and decided the time was right for a decisive battle. Fooling the British, they bypassed the expected target of New York City and headed for Virginia and the large British army commanded by Gen. Charles Cornwallis. In a beautifully coordinated movement, the Washington-Rochambeau force moved down the coast as DeGrasse broke the British naval hold on Chesapeake Bay. They all joined forces on Sept. 17 and be- ean the siege of Yorktown 11 days later. * * * WHEN THE American band played "The World Turned Upside Down" as the British surrendered, everyone thought it was a truly appropriate signal for a new order. SAVE SUPPLY COMPANY Where Quality Home Heeds Have Cost Less for the past 47 Years. 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