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ttC --July 11, 1976 Sunday Catette-Mail. ' Clwlnfin, We»t Virginia Death Notices Harry Adkins Harry H. Adkins. 71, of East Bank died Saturday at home of an apparent heart attack. He was a member of Chelyan Nazarene Church. Mr. Adkins, a retired coal miner, last worked at Imperial Colliery at Burnwell. Surviving: wife, Bertha; sons, Harry Adkins Jr. of Chesapeake, Gerald Adkins of Pratt. Gaylord Adkins of East Bank; sisters, Mrs. Gladys Waddell of Warren, Ohio; Mrs. Ethel Arden of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Selma Appling PARKERSBURG-Mrs. Selma Marie Appling, 81, of Parkersburg died Saturday in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. Mrs. Appling, a native of Vermont, was a Methodist and a member of the Eastern Star of South Charleston. She was a former resident of Kanawha County. Surviving: daughter, Mrs. Jane Payne of Parkersburg: sisters. Miss Minnie Dodge of Brandon. Vt., Mrs. Harold Perry of Dunstable. Mass.; one grandson. .Service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Vaughan Funeral Home. Parkersburg. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg Moore Hart of Hartford City, Ind.; brother. Bill of Culloden; ten grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Douglas Peters and the Rev. E.G. Sowards Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Culloden Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home; J Hospital. Born in Maiden, he was former employe of Libbey-Owens-Ford Corp. Mr. McCoy was a World War II veteran. Surviving: son, W. Lee McCoy III of Charleston; mother, Mrs. Mary R. McCoy of Charleston; brothers, Thomas C. McCoy of Columbus, Ohio; Richard L. McCoy of St. Albans; sister, Miss Phillis A. McCoy of Columbus, Ohio. Service will be 2:30 p.m. Monday in J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Kanawha City, with the Rev. Archie R. Snedegar officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. James Bennett : SPENCER--James H. Bennett, 86, of Spencer, died Saturday in Roane General .Hospital, Spencer. ' He was a retired employe of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron. Ohio. Surviving: wife, Bernedie Loudin Bennett: daughters. Miss Ruth Bennett of Spencer, Mrs. Tressie Nolan of Fair Oaks, Calif., Mrs. Juanita Frye of Akron. Ohio, Mrs. Myrle Frances of Massillon. Ohio, Mrs. Nellie Six of Columbus, Ohio; sons, Clarke, Denver and Arnie Bennett, all of Akron, Ohio, Dennis of Ohio, Burton of Seattle, Wash.. Leamon of ,Tacoma, Wash.; brothers, Alvieof Grantsville, Thurman of Ravenna, Ohio; sister. Mrs. Lettie Wright of Akron, Ohio. ; Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. with the Rev. Lawrence White officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Grantsville. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Anna Laura Burns Mrs. Anna Laura Burns. 87. of 12519 : MacCorkle Ave., Chesapeake, died Saturday at home after a long illness. 1 She was the oldest charter member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Chesapeake and a member of the Ladies Aid. Surviving: son, Charles C. of Charleston: daughters, Mrs. Julia Pennington and Mrs. Mildred Perdue, both of Chesapeake; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. .Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in First Freewill Baptist Church of Chesapeake with the Rev. William E. O'Connor and the Rev. Daniel Kelly officiating. Burial will 'be in Marmet Cemetery. Friends may call 'after 3 p.m. today at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet. Mrs. Minerva Cochran .' WEBSTER SPRINGS-Mrs. Minerva Cochran, 84, of Webster Springs, Webster County, formerly of Jumping Branch, Summers County, died Friday in Pine Lodge Nursing Home, Beckley, after a long illness. She was a member of Little Bluestone Baptist Church at Jumping Branch. Surviving: sons, Basil and Lacey Cochran, both of Sophia, Jack of Webster Springs: daughters, Mrs. Pearl Campbell of Enterprise. Ohio. Mrs. Betty Wills of Hilldaler Mrs. Ann Bennett of Webster Springs; 22 grandchildren: 31 great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Little Malcolm Harper Malcolm D. Harper, 69, of Fairview Dr., South Charleston, died Saturday at home after a short illness. He was a retired Union Carbide Corp. employe. He attended the Church of Christ at Rand. Surviving: wife, Mrs. Ruby V. Harper; sons, Thomas J. of Germany, David of Dover, Ind.; brothers, Hugh C. Harper of South Charleston, John Harper of Alum Creek. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. Elmer Holeston MORRISVALE-Elmer Holeston, 76, of Morrisvale, Boone County, died Friday in the Memorial Division of CAMC, Charleston, after a long illness. Mr. Holeston, a retired miner, was a member of the UMWA and Maple Hill Baptist Church. Surviving: wife, Litha; daughters, Mrs. Irene Vercillo of Ohio, Mrs. Ruth Stone of Morrisvale; sons, Edward, Arthur. Clifford and Roy, all of Morrisvale; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Maple Hill Baptist Church, Morrisvale, with the Rev. Emory Linville and the Rev. Henry Estep officiating. Burial will be in Stanley Cemetery at Mud. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the home at Morrisvale.' Handley Funeral Home, Danville, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lillian Morgan Mrs. Lillian Hart Morgan, 82, of 909 B St., St. Albans, died Friday in Pinecrest Hospital, Beckley. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in St. Albans and had lived in St. Albans for 18 years. Surviving: daughter, Mrs. Mary Morgan "Coonie" Crawford of St. Albans; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Webb and Mrs. Rose Wright, both of Charleston, Mrs. Gwen O'Dell of Walnut Valley Acres; two grandchildren. Service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday in Bartlett Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Hal White officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p..m. today at the funeral home. Bluestone Baptist Church at Jumping Friendsmay call from6 to9p.m. today at Branch with Elder Owen Harvey and Eld- " t ne funeral home. er D.C. Siover officiating. Burial will be in Vest Cemetery, Jumping Branch. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Ronald Meadows Funeral Home. Hinton. Patterson Davenport MADISON-Patterson Davenport, 69, of Madison, Boone County, died Friday in Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church at Danville. Mr. Davenport, a retired coal miner, was a UMWA member. 1 -Surviving: wife, Effie; daughters, Mrs. Mary Bias of Danville, Mrs. Jackie Jarrell of Salt Lake City. Utah: sisters, Mrs. Minnie Harmon of Madison, Mrs. Nola Guthrie of Seth, Mrs. Etta Davis, Mrs. Lill Ferrell, Mrs. Opal Butcher, all of Van, Mrs. Kate White of Gordon; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. : -Service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Jerry Martin officiating. Burial will be in Madison Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home Keith Hager · -"CULLODEN-Keith Rodell Hager, 61, of Culloden, Cabell County, died Saturday ·in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Hunting- .tpn. ·'..He was a retired electrician, a member : 6f Calvary Apostolic Church at Hurricane and the International Brotherhood of .Electrical Workers. ^'Surviving: wife, Virginia McKinney Hager; daughters, Mrs. Jeannette Sovine .and Mrs. Judy Johnson, both of Culloden, Mrs. JoAnn McCarthy of Tepperal, Mass., -Mrs. Jerry Ann Seneca! of Lunenburg, Mass.; sons, Keith Jr. and John, both of "Culloden; sisters, Mrs. Betty Young of flansford, Mrs. Belva McDaniel and Mrs. Jda Freeman, both of Culloden; Mrs. Ruth :./.. «, ff Mrs. Tidie Marshall Mrs. Tidie Morris Marshall, 90, formerly of Charleston died Saturday in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. She was a homemtker and a member of the 6th Street United Methodist Church. Surviving: son, Harold Marshall; sister, Mrs. Gertrude Brown of Charleston; brothers, Arch Morris and Ward Morris both of Charleston. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Bartlett and Burdette Funeral Home with the Rev. Emmett W. Hall and the Rev. Sue Jarrett officiating. Burial will be in Morris Cemetery at Indian Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Fred Martin BUFFALO-Fred M. Martin, 77, of Eighteen-Mile Creek, Buffalo, died Friday in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a short illness. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Otter Branch United Methodist Church, Buffalo, Rt. 1. Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Anna Marie Spencer of Charleston; Mrs. Juanita Sayre of Hometown; Mrs. Judy Culleton of Buffalo; sons, Thomas and Danny, both of Buffalo; Edward of Flushing, Mich.; sister, Mrs. Lucy Cain of Buffalo; brothers, Mack Martin and Charley Martin of Buffalo. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Joe Phillips and the Rev. A. A. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Walker Chapel Cemetery, Robertsburg. Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home. Willard McCoy Jr. Willard Lee McCoy Jr., 51, of 5707 Watson Ave. died Friday in Huntington V.A. y Mrs. Nora Owens ARLINGTON,Va.-Mrs. Nora Margaret Owens, of Arlington, Va., formerly of Mil' ton, W.Va., died Friday in Arlington, Va. Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Jean 0. Morris and Miss JoAnn Owens, both of Arlington, Va.; son, Perry of Philadelphia, Pa.; s i s t e r , Mrs. F r a n k Shaw of Huntington.W.Va.; two grandchildren. · Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. There will be no visitation. Train, Truck Crash Claims Third Life TAZEWELL, Va. (AP) - A third man died Saturday of injuries suffered in a spectacular, fiery collision of a Norfolk Western Railway train and gasoline tank truck in southwest Virginia Friday. Two men were killed Friday and two were critically injured when the accident touched off an explosion and fire that destroyed a state liquor store, a lumberyard and six autombiles. Damage estimates have ranged as high as $2.5 million, police and fire officials said, adding that they could go higher. Jesse Sparks, 30, who was standing near the railroad crossing, died Saturday in the University of Virginia Hospital. He suffered second and third degree burns over- 90 per cent of his body. Virgil Nester, 54, of Bluefield, W. Va., still was listed in critical condition at the hospital Saturday. Nester was the engineer on the train. He suffered second and third degree burns on 40 per cent of his body. Douglas Leon Schaeffer, 32, of Roanoke, the driver of the truck, and Steven McGinnis, 68, of Tazewell County, who had just come from the liquor store, were killed Friday. The explosion and fire knocked out electric and telephone service in this town of 4,200 for several hours, and two other men were hospitalized here with less serious burns. 'The Deep'Crew Helps Rescue Three Sailors Police Report Homer Kees OAK HILL - Homer Kees, 76, of Oak Hill, Fayette County, died Saturday in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beekley, after a short illness. Mr. Kees, a retired miner, last worked for Imperial Colliery Co. at Burnwell. Born in Grayson, Ky., he was a UMWA member. Surviving: wife, Leva Mae Marcum Kees: sons, Bannan Kees of Greencastle, Robert Kees of Columbus, Ohio, Bill Kees of Oak Hill; daughters, Mrs. Vada Craig of Smithers, Mrs. Ethel Lucas and Mrs. Nola Clements, both of Burnwell. Mrs. Gladys Nichols and Mrs. Kathleen Lively, both of Oak Hill; brothers, Roy Kees of Livingston, Vernon Kees of Burnwell; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sexton of Grayson, Ky.; 13 grandchildren: six great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. W. Riley James Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Highlawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Miss Sandra Lester OAK HILL-Miss Sandra Gaye Lester, 17, of Oak Hill, died Thursday in Oak Hill Hospital. Oak Hill, of injuries sustained in a two-car collision on W.Va. 61 two miles west of Oak Hill. A 1976 graduate of Collins High School, she was a student at West Virginia Tech in Montgomery. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Hill. Surviving: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Portland Lester Jr. of Oak Hill; grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Wilmer Burgess of Oak Hill; great-grandmother, Mrs. Lilly Mitchell Burgess of Oak Hill, Mrs. Belle Wilmer of Salem, Va.; brothers, Phillip Newell Lester, William Leslie Lester, both of Oak Hill; sister, Mrs. Pamela J. Looney of Oak Hill. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Calvary Baptist Church, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Jack Barker officiating. Burial will be in Highlawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Miss Lucille Renner Miss Lucille Renner, 61, of Luling, La., and formerly of Hurricane, W.Va., died Friday in a St. Charles Hospital in New Orleans after a long illness. Surviving: sisters, Mrs. Mabel Kennedy of Luling, La., Mrs. Bessie Anderson of Jeannette, Pa. .Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Allen Funeral Home in Hurricane with the Rev. William D. Slates officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Barboursville. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mark Simmons a MARLINTON-Mark Allen Simmons, 14, of Marlinton died Thursday in Greenbrier Manor. Fairlea, after a long illness. He was born in Marlinton. Surviving: brothers, Eugene Simmons of Marlinton, Sgt. James Simmons of Ellsworth, S.D., Marvin Simmons of Florida, Milton Simmons of Indiana; sister, Mrs. Patricia Friel of Carmel, Me. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in VanRe- enen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with the Rev. Bernard Skeens officiating. Burial will be in Mountainview Cemetery, Marlinton. Mrs. Mabel Taylor DUNMORE-Mrs. Mabel Taylor, 76, of Dunmore, Pocahontas County, died Saturday in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Marlinton, after a long illness. Mrs. Taylor, a Presbyterian, was born in Dunmore. Surviving: brothers, Frank Galford, of Saegertown, Pa., Paul Galford and June Galford, both of Dunmore, John Galford of Townville, Pa.; sisters, Miss Maud Galford of Dunmore, Mrs. Nelle Howes of Fairmont. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Dunmore Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Thomas Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may call at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlin- tnn. Mrs. Elsie White Mrs. Elsie M. White, 78, of 5242 Elk River Rd., Elkview, died Saturday in Staats Hospitals after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County. Surviving: son, Gale White of Elkview; daughter, Mrs. Hazel Ellis of Elkview; brother, Roy Burdette of Elkview; five grandchildren; 12 great-granchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.' Service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Sand Run Church, Elkview, with the Rev. Wateman Newhouse officiating. Burial will be in Sand Run Cemetery, Elkview. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview. The body will be taken to the church .one hour before the service. Fred Young Fred M. Young, 75, of 1311 Roseberry Circle, Charleston, died Saturday at his home after a long illness. He was a retired employe of Kelly's Men Shop and was a member of the Central Methodist Church. He was also a chartered member of the West Side Lions Club. He was a lifelong resident of Charleston. Surviving, wife, Mrs. Ruth Dilmouth Young; brothers, the Rev. Claude W. Funerals Today AUTIZER, Mrs. Mart - J p.m., Stump Funeral Horns, Grantsville. BRAGG, Mrs. Btrtha -- 1 p.m., E. M. Meadows Funeril Home, Hinton. CARTHEH,Mrs. Elton - 2 p.m.. First Baptist Church, London. GIVEN, W. Mathew - 3 p.m., Bartlett-Burdntte Funeral Home. GRIMMETT, Brand* - 3 p.m. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. PACK, Onwr -- 2 p.m., Rhoda Ann Baptist Church, Streeter. 'REYNOLDS,Mn. Ellubam-2p.m., Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Sinks Grove. TONEY, Mri. ttnti - 1 p.m., Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Mount Tabor. ROADTOWN, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (AP)--A crew filming underwater scenes for the movie "The Deep" rescued three men whose boat sank Saturday morning during a fishing competition called the "Jaws Trawling Tournament. A boat with the Columbia Pictures film crew picked up a distress signal from the 35-foot Striker about a half-mile away, and rushed to its rescue. By the time the film crew arrived, the fishing boat had sunk and Capt. Bill Roy and his twoman crew had been in the water in life jackets for 20 minutes. Roy said his boat developed a reputured circulation line and began taking on water. North Charleston Center To Offer Diving Classes Two six-week classes in diving will be taught at the North Charleston Community Center. A class for beginners will be taught 9-11' a.m. on Saturdays and a class for intermediates will be offered 10 a.m to noon on Sundays. *L For further information, contact the center. * 1 ; t, Young of Santa Anna, Calif., Dr. Robert A. Young of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at'Bar- tlett and Burdette Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Mikels and the Rev. Roy Morton officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park at South Charleston. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. CASTO, Mrs. Mary-Service will be 2 p.m. today in Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Ross James officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Mrs. Casto, 56, of 217 Third Ave., South Charleston, died Friday at home after a short illness. FRANKLIN, Mri. Kathleen Manning- Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, with the Rev. Percy R. Hagen Jr,officiating. Burial will, be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Franklin, 94, of 1546 Kanawha Blvd. E, died Thursday in Kanawha Valley Memorial Hospital. MC LAUGHUN, Mrs. Iva-Service will be 11 a.m. Mondayln Cunningham Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Talbert officiating. Burial will be in Church of God Cemetery, Ovapa. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at Cunningham Funeral Home. Mrs. McLaughlin, 75, of 2022 Washington St. E died Friday in a Spencer hospital after a long illness. MULLINS, Aubrey-Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Elk Funeral Home,, with the Rev. Eugene Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park. Mr. Mullins, 73, of 504 Piccadilly St., died Friday in St. Francis Hospital. RAKES, Herbert-Service will be 11 a.m. today in the home at Ranger. Burial will be in Shelton Cemetery, Rt.2, Ranger. Mr. Rakes, 49, of Ranger, Lincoln County, died Thursday in Logan General Hospital, Logan. TAYLOR, Mri. Annie Alberta-Service will be 1 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church, Glen Jean, with the Rev. Rudolph Arnett officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Mrs. Taylor, 59, of Glen Jean, Raleigh County, died Friday in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after.a short illness. F LESHMAN MONUMENT CO. 222KmwlMllvd.E. PHONE 343-1855 MANCNMSnAYSAT KCKUY,UWISIUK SraKil,MCHWOOI The following burglaries and thefts have been reported to Charleston police since Thursday: Burglars used an overturned barrel as a ladder to enter the 2079 Scraggs Dr. home of Stanton Miller through a bedroom window, before ransacking the house, and making off with more than $1,600 in cash. In addition to the cash, police said the burglars also stole |44 in pennies from a collection, a file box containing an undetermined number of old silver dimes, another file box silver coin collection of undetermined value, and a pink dog bank containing about $20 ?n change. Burglars stole a color television worth $450 and a stereo set valued at $200 from the 1613 Franklin Ave. apartment of Stephen Jacovitch. Entry was gained to the apartment by smashing out the front door lock. Two rifles valued at $600 were stolen from the home of Derrick Lee Nelson at 5212 Venable Ave. SE in-Kanawha City. Police said no signs of forced entry to the home were found. Gilmer Hoke of South Charleston lost his citizens band radio set to thieves, while his pickup truck was parked on the Columbia Gas parking lot at 1700 MacCorkle Ave. SE. Thieves used a coat hanger to enter a car owned by Thomas Isaac of 1012 Green Meadow Rd., while the auto was parked near the corner of Brooks and Elmwood streets. Stolen was a Fierce-Simpson CB set worth $250. A Craig citizens band radio valued at $200 was stolen from a pickup truck owned by R. D. Clay Jr. of 1327 Summit Dr. The theft occurred while the truck was parked in front of Clay's home. Motorcyclist's Funeral Monday Service will be 11 a.m. Monday for Charles Tracy Painter, 22, of 339 W. Main St., St. Albans, who died Friday night in a motorcycle accident on MaeCorkle Avenue in St. Albans. Painter died when his motorcycle collided with a car driven by Hensley Call, 59, of Winfield. A spokesman for the state poliee detachment in South Charleston said Call was attempting to turn across the highway when the accident occurred. Call was charged by state police with failure to yield right of way. Trooper C. E. Starcher said other charges may be filed after the investigation is completed by the state police and the Kanawha County Sheriff's department. A lifelong resident of St. Albans, Painter was a 1970 graduate of St. Albans High School, and a Vietnam veteran. Surviving: wife, Mrs. Constance Painter; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Painter of St. Albans; sister, Mrs. Charlene Graddy of San Francisco, Calif.; brother, Larry Painter with the U. S. Navy in California; maternal grandfather, George Branham of Beckley; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Delima B. Painter of South Charleston. Service will be at the Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home in St. Albans with the Rev. Paul Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. White House Won't Change ,t Camera Rule ; WASHINGTON (AP)-The White House refused on Saturday, despite a ai-; reel protest to President Ford, to budge- from a newly imposed rule keeping reporters and photographers beyond effective. camera range when Ford departs the; mansion by helicopter. Newsmen were forced to squat down and peer between bushes and the partially upraised wall flap of a lawn tent in order to catch a distant glimpse of the President as he departed from the South Lawn for Andrews Air Force Base and a flight to Pittsburgh, N.Y. Previously, the White House press corps had been permitted to view such helicopter departures from nearby on the lawn. The decision to keep newsmen back at a vantage point along a collonade close to the White House press office, about 80 yards away, reportedly was in response to the filming of several instances in which Ford bumped his head while boarding a helicopter. Following an impromptu Oval Office news conference · Friday, reporters personally urged Ford to have the new rule rescinded. But Saturday's departure made clear that the rule hadn't been changed. Nonetheless, newsmen were able to see that when Ford boarded the helicopter at 12:24 p.m. EOT, he carefully ducked his head before backing through the craft's doorway. A reporter watching the departure questioned White House assistant press secretary Bill Roberts about the situation. Q. Can you tell us why we aren't permitted to get any closer to the helicopter? A. Sure. Because Ron (press secretary Ron Nessen) issued the order. Q. Why did Ron issue the order? A. Because he's going back to the policy of other administrations. Questioned on why Nessen preferred to revert to such a policy, Roberts declined to elaborate. A network television cameraman attempting to film the departure was asked whether his footage might still be usable for broadcast despite the distance and obstructed view. "Not in a million years," the cameraman replied. Strip Mining Meeting Scheduled at Greenbrier WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS-The 'annual meeting of the West Virginia Surface Mining and Reclamation Assn. will be held at The Greenbrier here next Sunday through July 21. The main speaker will be Dr. Denis P. Burkitt of England, who has received a number of awards for his work in cancer research and who was a recent nominee for the Nobel Prize in medicine. (ears /Monument Co Designers Builders of Distinctive Memorials Since 1911 Virginia St. E. at Clendenin St. Phone 342-4158 16 locations To Srnr You Brllcr Financial defection Agencies, Inc., celebrating its 50th year, is pleased to announce the opening of its eighty-fifth branch office in Charleston, West Virginia, as of July 1,1976. We are located at: 203 Virginia St. W, Charleston. W.Va. 25302 Phone:343-8813 Bruce P. Hall, who has worked in the Washington, D.C., Richmond, and Baltimore offices has seen appointed branch manager. FCA is an international agency with offices in the U. S., Canada and Europe. Bruce P. Hall. BOLL RENTAL SERVICE Home Convalescent Equipment Supplies Today with the ever increasing cost of caring for a person in a hospital or nursing home many people are using the home for patient care. Boll Rental Service offers a complete home sickroom service which allows you to properly care for your patient in the home. Whether the need is for recuperation from an illness, accident, operation, or the care of an aging person, we have the proper equipment to make your patient more happy' at home.. Boll Rental has hospital beds, both manual and electric, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, and a complete line of supplies needed for the care of a patient in the home. We invite you to visit our salesroom or call for any information you might need. HANDICAPPED?? FrtetokhiiaMlDrivc-ln Servke Rifht At Our Frwri Dew! 717 Blgley Ave., West Charleston PHONE 343.3431

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