Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 27, 1976 · Page 15
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June 27, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 15

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First Prize Winners in Bicentennial Window Display Contest Top, Francis Boyd Display; bottom, John Curatolo Window Stone Thomas Places First In Window Display Contest Two first prizes and three honorable mentions have been awarded in the Charleston Newspapers Bicentennial Theme Window Display competition. First prize in the department store category went to Francis Boyd, window designer for Stone Thomas, for his eye- catching display which uses large, illuminated numerals "1776." Spread over four windows, the theme is "1776 to 1976" with current fashions depicting the present. Additional touches includes red, white and blue floral arrangements in drum contain- Winning first prize in the specialty store category was John Curatolo, display manger for Woodrum's. His winning window is a tastefully elegant display of a contemporary dining room with colonial touches. A bright red rug is reflected in candles and rope swags over white curtains. Blue is contained in the seats of dining room chairs and repeated in drapery panels. The red, white and blue colors all were picked up against in floral arrangements. Honorable mention in the department store category was awarded to The Diamond for its display of "200 Years of Presidents." Two honorable mentions awards were given in the specialty store category. One to Maiden Floral, Maiden, for its bridal window featuring red, white and blue, and to Polan's, Charleston, for its window depicting a mannequin in a period black lace dress, a Revolutionary War uniform and sword, antique sewing machine and other historical memorabilia. The two first place window designers each received checks in the amount of $76.00 for their winning entries. Last Great Acts Always on Sunday ByB.S.Palausky Ah, petulance, thy real name is Our Governor. For a lame duck, he's heading for the wings in a virtuoso pyrotechnic display of mixed tap-dancing and ballet. Apparently his swan song is to have 1,776 verses, give or take several dozen. He's sore at the legislature about roads, so by golly, who needs those guys?--he'll build them himself. It will be his last great act, he says. He's lifting license plates left and right. This one's got me so nervous, I can't get anywhere. Big Shirley, my child bride, is disgusted because I'm stopping the vehicle every couple of miles and running around back to see if our plate is still there. "Not even Our Governor," she snorts, "could get it off of there while we are moving." Well, I'm not too sure about that -And. he's not even getting along too well with his good buddies. Did you notice the other day that right after Mr. Track and Field etc. said they were looking at three sites in Putnam County, Our Governor was on the tube, talking about four sites. Let Industry Know Views Have" the effects of the recession passed? Or are today's consumers as price-conscious as ever? The food industry wants to know. Last year, 77 per cent of the respondents to the first Charleston Newspapers in-paper grocery survey said economic conditions were chainging the way they shopped. Of 1,625 persons who completed last year's questionnaire, 64 per cent said lower prices were the main reason for selecting one grocery store over another. »· TO UPDATE these findings and to provide a vehicle through which consumers can communicate directly with the grocery stores that serve them, Charleston Newspapers has prepared a second questionnaire, which is inserted with today's edition. Readers wanting to make their views known to the food industry are asked to complete the green questionnaire, fold it in three so that the address side is facing out, staple or tape the sides together and drop the form in a mailbox. No postage is required, i The results of the survey will be published in the Sunday Gazette- Mail at a later date. ; One of them, he maintains, is in Kanawha County. And. most of all, I still have not received my invitation to the big deal opening of the culture center, also known as Archie's Bunker. I guess Our Governor may just have overlooked that little deal, what with him scooting on over to Washington to hang around by Our President at every opportunity. I do have it on good authority that they aren't having a class together on chewing gum. The best course for that is a mail order one anyway. So anyway, Our Governor is in a bad. bad mood. Keep that in mind in case you see a guy, just a little shorter than I am, hot-footing it down the road w i t h a bucket of hot asphalt in each hand and a rake and shovel tucked in each armpit. Don't giggle or make rude comments or gestures. Just give him a nice smile . . . a very wide one. *· NOTHING IS SETTLED down here in Yahoo-City-on-the-Kanawha, as South Charleston is known in my circles. I guess this is because the city's biggest shaker-and-mover, Bob Anderson, recreation chief and cochief of the Bicentennial commission and member of pretty nearly everything between the big river and Davis and Alum creeks, has been in Hawaii. He went there to be installed as an officer in the Lions Club. I don't think he went there by bicycle via his very own bike trail which starts here, heads west and does not end. In the story of his life that appeared in a shoppers guide down here to commemorate his getting this big Lions office I found something amazing. The story said that Bob Anderson had a perfect attendance record for Lions Club meetings--!! million years worth or something like that. It is enough to bring a tear to the eye. Being as I have suggested that Barnacle Richie Robb let Bob Anderson steer Robb's ship of state through the raucous seas of the hospital hassle, I think I've done my part. Now, I plan to just watch it all and try not to get the hiccups from snickering. ' t' I AM DODGING and ducking as hard as I can and July 4th keeps stomping nearer and nearer. July 4? Yep, that's the day a lot of people think I am going to do a Bicentennial performance in my favorite tavern--Paul Keen's place down there on Short Street in South Charleston. I offered to do the act for 12 Bic«ntennial bucks to keep. Bob Anderson and his gang from blowing several thousand dollars on importing a group from Hee-Haw (or was that Hoo-Haw?) to entertain some of us during the South Charleston Bicentennial. 1 said I'd d r i n k three Bicentennial Ba-Boom Floats ( I invented that drink and it is made with tomato juice, red. and a scoop of ice cream, white, and a big slug of vodka, dyed blue with food coloring), while holding a blazing sparkler in each hand and singing patriotic songs in a Kate Smith voice. You'll notice the word naked was never used. Also, two of the drinks have been known to maim. The city turned down my offer as undig- n i f i e d . The tavern bunch did not. They produced a little jar, put it on the bar and their fund drive was on. Big Shirley put the first paper money in it. So, I've been doing a lot of squirming. Stanley Preiser, an excellent lawyer, has not made even the first effort to help me out in my time of need. I've even begged the tavernites to invest their 12 silver dollars in a season's pass for me--on the terrifying West Virginia Turnpike. It is looking bad. I guess I'll have to play one of my hole cards. 1've'got two of them. The first makes me jittery. It's the one where I get the Daily Mail to stage a Great Blow Up the B.S. Contest-on July 2. The other one is where I get Our Governor so steamed at me that he has me deported back to the Old Country-Pittston, Pa.--on July 1. If these fail. I'll be on the same status as Our Governor.. . ready for my last great a c t . . . Cooperation Gets School Out of the Mud Thanks to a cooperative venture, the Herbert Hoover High School fieldhouse and concession stand will be out of the mud come fall football season. The local businesses helped the Herbert Hoover Conservation Club, at the request of football coach Joe Cowley, initiate the concrete project that will make getting out of the mud possible. A 10-foot concrete slab across the front of the 120-foot fieldhouse and along both ends of the building has been completed by students of the school under the supervision of shop teachers and coach Steve Kee. All materials were donated, it was pointed out by club sponsor Mrs. Pauline Conner. Criss and Shaver Inc., furnished the. cement and McDowell Contractors siijped the reinforcement. The Hoover Athletic Boosters Club paid for lumber, nsils and other material to build the forms. Charlfiton, W. I'a., June 27,1976 ECOND RONT Page I B Old Sutton Cemetery Getting Facelifting SUTTON-The North Sutton Cemetery, a landmark in this Braxton County town with graves dating back at least 128 years, is being given a facelifting. "We're making an all-out effort to clean the cemetery up and restore perpetual care," said C.M. Lloyd of Sutton, one of six trustees appointed by Circuit Judge William Kidd. Lloyd and another trustee-Guy Canfield of Sutton-are supervising a crew of 11 young workers who are engaged in the cemetery cleanup. The seven girls and four boys were obtained through the Governor's Summer Youth Program. Lloyd credited Dale Leavitt, coordinator of federal funds for the commission, and Aubrey Robertson, commission president, in arranging for the youths to be assigned to the cemetery cleanup. "I have really been impressed with the way these kids have worked," said Lloyd, a retired employe of the du Pont plant at Belle. "1 wouldn't trade this crew for anything." The upkeep of the old cemetery has been under a perpetual care arrangement since 1963. but in recent years the upkeep has been infrequent at best. People who paid or were paying for the care of their relatives' graves have gradually stopped paying. The perpetual care arrangement, organized by the Sutton Rotary Club, provided for cemetery lot owners to pay either a S500 lump sum or $55 a year for 10 years, all for upkeep. The arrangement worked well for a period of years, according to the present trustees, but upkeep gradually became more and more slipshod. One person described cemetery care during the past two years as "a disaster," with graves being mowed "not more than twice, and perhaps less." The problem wasn't exactly lack of money, because the cemetery's perpetual care fund contains approximately $27,000. For reasons unknown to the present trustees, this fund is split among three different banks, i n c l u d i n g one in California which has approximately $10,000. The trustees hope to get the money together into one account in the Home National Bank in Sutton and invest it in long- term certificates which earn more interest than regular savings. Even if this happens, however, the principal isn't enough to provide for perpetual care for the cemetery. It has been earning some $2.000 per year, compared to between $3,200 and $3,500 yearly which the trustees estimate is needed for upkeep. For one thing, they want to hire a five- day-a-week caretaker by next spring. The youths currently engaged in cleaning the cemetery will be available for seven more weeks. Already they have removed great banks of vines and poison ivy, have cut groves of sumac and wild cherry trees, have removed dead trees and have trimmed trees and shrubbery. In addition to this, sunken graves will be filled and tombstones will be leveled. Local citizens have contributed in various ways to the project, including com- **!*· . Tombstone of Philip Duffy and One of His 32 Slaves Seven Slaves Are Believed Buried in This Part of Cemetery Statehouse Notebook Is on Page 3A mission president Robertson. He personally paid for a $25 water cooler for the workers after his fellow members on the commission refused to okay the purchase. Robertson also bought $15 worth of gasoline for mowers. Another donor to the project was Carl Walker's Drug Store of Gassaway, which donated a substantial amount of poison ivy medicine. Now that the cleanup has been initiated, the next problem facing the trustees is building up the fund to a point where the interest will be self-sustaining. They believe the entire cemetery can be maintained in good shape the remainder of this year, but if additional money isn't forthcoming, upkeep in succeeding years will have to be limited to lots where owners have paid into the fund. 'We also need money right now for gasoline, mower parts and other current expenses, while the fund is being consolidated," Lloyd pointed out. The trustees estimate there are approximately 500 relatives of persons buried at the cemetery, and if each of these contributed only $5 it would amount to an additional $2,500 for the cemetery care. Anyone wishing to donate should make their checks payable to Sutton Cemetery Fund and send them to Lloyd at 195 North Baxter Street, Sutton, W.Va., 26601, or they may give their donations to any of the other trustees, including Canfield; Mrs. Marie Kidd; Derrick Cannon; Mrs. John Thomas or Mrs. John Martin, all of Sutton. The Sutton Cemetery dates back to the mid-1800s, when it was established by Philip Duffy. According to legend, Duffy owned 32 slaves, and it is believed that at least seven of them are buried here. Several unmarked stone slabs in the Duffy section of the cemetery are believed to be at the graves of the slaves. Duffy died in 1854, but his grave isn't the oldest in the cemetery. A son, Hugh, died in 1848 at age two months. \/# ·$. Young Workers G$e Facelifting to North Sutton Cemetery Eleven Youths Are Part of Governor's Summer Youth Program .*·*·· ·: Slaff Photo

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