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August 20, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 21

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21 A--Anyut 20,1972 SwMby f matj Jf j| · --~ ' CMrMM, ttMtt Vlnlrti 4-Tears Later, JVeti? Heart Working for Others INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. w It's been four years now since the heart of a 17-year-old Richmond, ^Va., boy was placed in the body of Louis Russell and who shirk their duty to train them. "Kids are human, too," he says. "We can't make them do anything. Our job as adults, the world's longest living trans educators, parents is to get plant patient says he has used this "extra" time trying to help others and to satisfy his own curiosity about life. Since receiving his new hear on Aug. 24, 1968, Russell ha become a youth counsellor and lay chaplain of the Indianapolis Police Department, served a chairman of the Indiana Hear Fund drive, and kept up with a schedule of five to 15 speeches before week. various groups each USING "EXTRA" TIME FOR THE BEST IS LOUIS B. RUSSELL Ph0f9 Recipient of Heart Transplant and His Wife, Thelma, Nearly Collide He's also run for city council and served as a judge in the Miss Nude America contest. The 47-year-old father of four also has continued his full-tim job teaching industrial arts a P.S. 69 in Indianapolis. "That's been my nature. . .to help people," Russell said in an interview. He contends he's not a celebrity--"Celebrities m a k e money and I don't"--but says that the publicity he received since April 1970 when he became the longest-living heart transplant patient has expanded his ability to help others. Russell and his family scheduled an open houe on Sunday to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the operation at the Universi ty of Virginia Medical College. He says that helping "our kids"--the term he uses for his sfcdents in particular and al young people in general--is his main interest. He is concerned about young people's lack of respect for authority and their vulnerability to drugs and alcohol and adults SQUATTER Evicted But Not Leaving, Woman Lives in Yard By Mary Vespa © Newsday EAST SETAUKET, N.Y.-For the past four years, Ann Kopyn lived a quiet life at 25 Bay View Ave. in this Long Island community. Thirty-four days ago, she moved--onto the lawn. Miss Kopyn, a tall, sturdy sne sometimes becomes fright- woman who won't tell her age but who looks as if she is in her 60s, did not really want a "home without walls," as she refers to it. She was evicted. The reasons why involve the law, friendship, beliefs.and emotions. For four years, Miss Kopyn who is Dutch and.describes herself as a painter and writer, house to use the bathroom, does a little cooking on a hibacfii in the backyard, feeds her many "kitties," and bicycles to the store. Besides the cats, children in the neighborhood often visit her. At night,''Miss Kopyn admitted, paj rented the bottom floor of the old two-story house for $65 a month from the 87-year-old owner whom she cooked and cared for; Six months ago, the landlord, Charles E. Buckingham, went into a nursing home and signed his power of attorney over to two longtime friends, his lawyer, Philip G. Fitz of East Setauket, and doctor, Sherman H. Mills of Port Jefferson. In April, Fitz notified Miss Kopyn, who is also a good friend of Buckingham's and is one of the few people who visit him in the nursing home, that the house was being sold and she would have to vacate. She refused. A hearing was held, which Miss Kopyn said she did not want to attend, and her belongings were moved onto the street. Buckingham only learned of Miss Kopyn's plight Friday. He said he had more than $30,000 in cash and did not think the house had to be sold. "Lawyer Fitz said that Dr. Mills and him didn't want the work and responsibility for the house," Buckingham explained. A man, he added, had visited him and offered him $22,000 for the home. ."He said Ann could stay. I said, 'Well, go ahead and see Lawyer Fitz, he's doing my business.'" Fitz Friday denied knowing anything about the man. At least 15 people are interested in the house, he said, but added Miss Kopyn would not let anybody see it. "She's a squatter," Fitz said. "Welfare is paying her money, and she won't allow anyone in the place. Eventually we will have to have her arrested as a squatter and trespasser. I keep hoping someone will talk to her." But so far, no one has persuaded Miss Kopyn to leave what she considers her home. A spokesman for the Department of Social Services said the agency had found her an apartment but she refused to move. * * * "I could never live in a little hole," Miss Kopyn said looking around at her belongings which are piled on the porch and lawn and are covered with plastic. "I need a country place. And I do not want to impose on friends." Miss Kopyn said she cannot visit Buckingham often now because she is afraid to leave her belongings. "People like that," she said nodding to a gray Cadillac which was creeping by, "Drive by slowly and look. I sometimes wave," she added with a giggle, "and they speed up." Miss Kopyn called living outside "chaos." "You can't find anything, and it is hard to keep things clean." She said that she occasionally sneaks into the ened but tries to go to sleep early on the blue couch, which stands in front of the peeling white picket fence. Elkview 7th Grade Orientation Slated Elkview Junior High School will have an orientation program for seventh grade students from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Students will meet in the cafeteria of the school for short session with the principal, vie? principal and counselor and will then tour the building and grounds. Refreshments will be served. WE WANT: PEOPLE WHO: Can work 4 hours daily; Have good telephone voices; Have pleasant personalities; Have positive mental attitudes. If you qualify, you can earn a good income in our newspaper telephone promotion program. Hourly wage against commission. Choice or morning, afternoon or evening shifts. If over 17, age is no barrier. Ideal job for housewives, students or anyone. Work from our downtown office. CALL-- MR. PETERS 348-5123 PARK FREE 1 Hour Painter's Lot with 2.00 minimum purchase "ALOHA" HOOVER WELCOME HOME! Hoover returns to Coyle's with a sale and show that benefits you! Hurry in! WE'RE CELEBRATING WITH AN "ALOHA" SALE AND PASSING ON THE SAVINGS TO YOU! HOOVER SLIMLINE reg. 34.95 complete with all attachments COMPLETE WITH TELESCOPING WAND TOOLS LARGE EASY TO CHANGE DISPOSABLE BAG BEST SWEEPER BUYS IN TOWN NOW AT COYLE'S! SHOP EARLY! HOOVER HANDIVAC · Designed for quick pickups on rugs, bora floors, above-the- floor. · lightweight... easy to store. · Powerful motor. · Large throw-away bag · Combination rug/floor nozzle. · Edge-cleaning suction power. reg. 24.95 HOOVER CONVERTIBLE features EDGE CLEANING · Two Cleaners in One · Large Throw-Away Bag · 3-Position Handle · Instant Rug Adjustment · "It Beats, As It Sweeps, As It Cleans" OPTIONAL TOOLS S9.88 reg. 12.95 HOOVER CLEANERS, Fourth Floor them to see, understand and accept the fact that they have some responsibilities that belong to them." * * * Russell relies on his own youthful experiences in communicating with teenagers. "They didn't'come any tough* er than me," he says, recalling his youth In Terre Haute. Russell took a 13-year-old boy with a history of legal scrapes into his home in 1970. The boy is now back with his parents and doing well, he says. In his own family, three of Russell's four children, and a granddaughter, live at home w' 1 * 1 him and his wife. ; «'s proud of his honorary captain's badge as a lay chaplain on the police force and makes a point to emphasize the positive qualities of the police in his involvement with young people. "I want them to know that if a police officer is a pig, then their buddy Louis Russell is a pig, too," he said. A Negro, Russell also is active in the police department campaign to recruit black officers. He gets about six hours' sleep a night, often interrupted by emergency telephone calls from hospitals where doctors or family members want him to speak to a seriously ill person about the hope of recovery. "I'm the positive result of something that's real rare," he said, "and it gives them a little stronger rope to hold on to." Earl B. Begle, executive director of the Indiana Heart Assn., credits Russell for recruiting, training ard inspiring many new volunteers for the Heart Fund drive since becoming its chairman two years ago. The drive netted $834,000 in 1970. This year's tally, still incomplete, already shows contributions of $1,064,000. Russell says his enthusiasm and curiosity have sometimes gotten him into controversies. "People don't understand me in the things I do sometimes," he said, describing public reaction to his run for city council last year and his stint as a judge in the Miss Nude America contest in Roselawn, Ind. STAIINTON MILITARY ACADEMY * 99% of our '72 Graduates College Sound * Is your son motivated in his present school environment? Expose him to a well-rounded program! All boys active in sports. Varsity--Jr. Varsity-Intramural Competition Small classes--Individualized teaching- Healthy and supervised environment. 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