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2A-July 11, 1976 Sunday Gatette-MaU Clwrlesm.% West Virginia Law Needed For Equality, Official Says WASHINGTON (AP) - Betty Athanasakos, new head of the President's commission to observe the International Women's Year, says equality for women and men can't be guaranteed without a constitutional amendment. An amendment is as necessary to establish equal rights as it was for suffrage, she says. "What makes us think we're going to cure all these discriminations by indi- vidual laws if we couldn't do it with the right to vote" Ms. Athanasakos, president, of the Florida Women Lawyers Assn., was named by President Ford on July 1 to succeed Jill Ruckelshaus as presiding officer of the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's year. Ms. Ruckelshaus, first presiding officer of the 35 member panel, stepped down last week at White House ceremonies in which the commission presented a 382-page report and recommendations to the President on ways to eliminate inequities bar- ring women from full participation in the nation's life. Congress has extended activities of the commission, created in early 1975, until early 1979 so it can coordinate state conferences and then a national conference on women. Ms. Athanasakos will oversee much of that effort. A daughter of immigrants from Sparta, Greece, she became a lawyer specializing in divorce cases in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Her interest in women's rights began in the late 1960s when she was called upon to give a status-of-woem re- port to a professional women's group and realized she didn't know what to say. She became conversant with discrimination against women, then became an activ- itist in the effort to eliminate it. In 1969, she was named to a federal advisory committee on women created by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She prefers the Ms. designation. In an interivew, she compared the fight for equality to the fight years ago for the right of women to vote. Athanasakos shop mondays and fridays 10 to 9 other weekdays 10 to 5 phone 346-0981 PRE-SEASON LEATHER LAYAWAY SALE! Superb quaity leathers and suedes at special savings! Now is the time to buy that luxurious Cabretta leather or suede coat you've dreamed of owning. This superb collection features exquisitely shaped, masterfully detailed fur trimmed and classic untrimmed regular and pant coat styles. Nothing compares with the truly elegant richness of these Ca- bretta leathers.. .and now they are pre-season priced at far less than you thought possible. Choose your favorites from Rust, Mahogany, Saddle, Mocha, Blue, Alabaster, Luggage, Antelope, Butterscotch, Brick, Silvermist, Rouge, Cinnamon and Black. Sizes 8 to 20. JACKETS AND PANT COATS 56.00 ,,126.00 after will be 65.00 to 145.00 FULL LENGTH COATS 144.00,0196.00 after sale will be 165.00 to 220.00 FUR TRIMMED COATS 198.00 ,o 278.00 after sale will be 225.00 to 320.00 COAT SALON- Second Floor ALSO AVAILABLE RALEIGH MALL, BECKLEY FURTHER REDUCTIONS ON FAMOUS LABEL DRESSES AND PANTSUITS You'll know the names--Butte, Bleeker Street, RK, Jonathan Logan, House of Shroyer, Amy Adams and many many more in this fine collection of famous label fashions. New shapes, colors and excitement added to your summer wardrobe now at big summer savings. Misses, Junior Miss and Half Sizes. So come early and bring a friend, you'll both enjoy the savings ana 1 fashion looks you'll see in this outstanding collection. ALSO AVAILABLE RALEIGH MALL, BECKLEY LADIES' SUMMER SHOE PRICES CUT EVEN MORE What footwear and what sale prices! You'll love the many styles, colors, heel heights and famous.makers you'll find in this exciting collection of footwear. All your favorite famous makers are here and the savings are too! At these low prices you'll have enough for a new summer wardrobe. So come early for the best selection. DRESS CIRCLE-Second Floor Hush Puppies, orig. 20.00 Footworks, Life Stride, orig. 20.00-26.00 Red Cross Cabbies, orig. 20.00-22.00 Town and Country, orig. 24.00 Red Cross, S.R.O. orig. 26.00-30.00 Valley, D'Antonio, Johansen, orig. 33.00-36.00. 12.90 14.90 15.90 16.90 17.90 21.90 SHOE SALON- SfreefFleor *. ' DIVE IN! SWIMWEAR PRICES HAVE TAKEN A DIP Lucky you, up goes the thermometer and down go the prices on our entire stock of famous label swimwear. Just so you can shed the heat without shedding a lot of dough. You'll find teenie weenie bikinis and every style in between. Over 300 for you to select from. And every style in a burst of color to make you look like beauty on the beach. Come early and dive into the savings. Take the big dip at Stone's and emerge with savings. SALE 9.90 to 23.90 Formerly 15.00-56.00 BETTER SPORTSWEAR, AND JUNIOR COLONY Second Floor ALSO AVAILABLE RALEIGH MALL, BECKLEY.