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E -July 18, 1976 Sunday Charleston. w«l Virjinia Death Notices Mrs. Jennie Alexander Mrs. Jennie Alexander, 75, of 525 Bonner Ct., Washington Manor, Apt. 54, died Saturday in the general Division of CAMC after a long illness. She was a member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church. Mrs. Alexander was formerly of Raleigh County. Surviving: daughter, Ethel Mae Alexander of Charleston; brother, Johnnie Hairston of Axton, Va.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Walter Arbogast BUCKEYE-Walter Arbogast, 97, of Buckeye, Pocahontas County, died Friday in Denmar State Hospital, Beard, after a long illness. Mr. Arbogast, a retired farmer, was a member of Marvin's Chapel Methodist Church and the Masons''at Hillsboro. He was born in Dunmore, Pocahontas County. Surviving: sons, Ralph of Millpoint, Argile of Buckeye; daughters, Mrs. Opal Carte of Pomona, Calif., Mrs. Marie Kramer of Buckeye; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great- grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in VanRe- enen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with the Rev. Sherman Markley officiating. Burial will be in Arbovale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Rodney Armstrong LAKELAND, Fla.-Rodney R. Armstrong, 80, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Fayetteville, Fayette County, died Friday at home. Mr. Armstrong, a retired miner, was a UMWA member and a World War I veteran. Surviving: wife, Ruth Garten Armstrong; sons, R.G. Armstrong of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, A.R. Armstrong of Lakeland, Fla., R.L. Armstrong of Point Pleasant, W.Va., J.R. Armstrong of Jackson, Ohio; daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann Gavin of Fort Myers, Fla.; brother, Winton Armstrong of Charleston, W.Va.; sister, Mrs. Lula Childers of Charleston, W.Va.; half- sister, Mrs. Melba Morton of Oak Hill; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Dodd- Payne Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Billy Reed Wickline officiating. Burial will be in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville, W.Va. Friends may call from 7 to9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Ruth Carter Mrs. Ruth L. Carter, 72, of 288 Kenna Dr., South Charleston, died Friday in Melbourne, Fla., after a long illness. She was a retired employe of the Naval Ordnance Plant in South Charleston. Surviving: sons. Earl C. Carter of North Chicago. 111., Jennings L. Carter of Grand Forks. N.D.; daughter, Mrs. Rhoma Morris of Melbourne, Fla.; brothers, E. F. Lowry of Ashton, Conrad Lowry of Columbus, Ohio, Charlie Lowry of South Charleston. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. 0. Elizabeth Dixon PLANTATION Fla.-Mrs 0. Elizabeth Dixon of Plantation, formerly of Charleston, W. Va. died Friday in the Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a former teacher in Charleston area schools. Surviving: husband, Herman B.; sisters, Mrs. Virginia Anglin and Mrs. Dixie Walker both of Dunbar; brother, Wilbur Sisson of Cedar Grove. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston with the Rev. P. R. Hagen officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Dorothy Hunt WARREN, Mich.-Mrs. Dorothy Hunt, 59, of Warren, Mich., formerly of Wharton, Boone County, W.Va., died Friday in Hyde Park Hospital, Detroit, Mich, after a long illness. Surviving: husband, Aimel ; sons, Charles of Femdale, Mich., Kerry of Hazel Park, Mich.; daughters, Mrs. Barbara Skeens of Madison, W.Va., Mrs. Betty Runyon of South Rockwood, Mich., Mrs. Ann Hatfield of Madison Heights, Mich.; mother, Mrs. Lousina Castle of Paintsville, Ky.; brothers, Herbert Castle of Hurricane, Ermal Casje of Tennessee; sisters, Mrs. Fannie Pruett of Paintsville, Ky., Mrs. Sylvia Stacy of Fairborne, Ohio. Handley Funeral Home, Danville, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements. William Jar vis CHLOE-William "Will" Jarvis, 91, of Chloe, Calhoun County, died Saturday in Calhoun General Hospital, Grantsville. Mr. Jaris, a retired farmer, was born in Braxton County. He was a member of Duck Creek Baptist Church. Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Irene Barr, Mrs. Jessie Slaughter, both of Fairmont, Mrs. Anna Keener of Chloe; sons, Rex of Spencer, Raymond of Akron, Ohio, Lantry and Denver, both of Barberton, Ohio; sis, ters, Mrs. Ethel Sandy of Spencer, Mrs. Julia Ray of West Virginia; brother, Ward Jarvis of Guysville, Ohio. Service will be 2:30 p.m. Monday in Walnut United Methodist Church, Chloe, with the Rev. Kenneth Cruikshank officiating. Burial will be in Jarvis Cemetery, Braxton County. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Rufus Knotts LEROY-Rufus R. Knotts, 92, of Leroy, Jackson County, died Friday in the home of Holly McVey of Leroy after a long lU M? S knotts, a retired farmer, attended Livertwl United Methodist Church. He is survived by a niece and four nephews. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in Liverpool United Methodist Church. Liverpool, with the Rev. Elmer Pursley officiating. Burial will be in Liverpool Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley. Sterling Lester CHICAGO.Ill.-Sterling Cecil Lester, 72, of Chicago, 111., formerly of Lester, Raleigh County, W.Va'., died July 12 in Chicago, 111. Mr. Lester was a World War II veteran. Surviving: wife, Alice Lester; sons, William Lester, Tyree Lester, Sterling Lester, Gene Lester, Mitchell Lester, all of Chicago, 111.; daughters, Mrs. AnnSulher- len , Mrs. Sandra McCroud, Miss Jacqueline Lester, all of Chicago, 111.; brother, Lonnie Lester Jr. of Lester, W.Va.; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Allen of Lester, W.Va., Mrs. Mildred Harris of Caples, Mrs. Margaret Hill of Beckley, W.Va. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church, Lester, W.Va., with the Rev. Elmer Day, the Rev. Harless Burks, and the Rev. W.J. Carter officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley, W.Va. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Ritchie-Johnson Funeral Home, Beckley, W.Va. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral. Mrs. Lizzie Mae Morgan GLEN JEAN-Mrs. Lizzie Mae Morgan, 72, of Glen Jean, Raleigh County, died Friday in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley. She was a member of the Temple of God Church at Red Star. Surviving: sons, Rufus of New York City, Daniel W. of Huntington, Joseph and Robert, both of Glen Jean, Theodore of Newark, N.J., John E. of Beckley, Willie of Orange, N.J.; daughters, Mrs. Lilly Harris of Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Beulah Rice of Bloomfield, N.J., Mrs. Shirley McDowell of Newark, N.J., Mrs. Delores Valentine and Miss Ella Frances Morgan, both of Glen Jean; brothers, J..D. Lewis of Michigan, Luther Lewis of Detroit, Mich., Ed Lewis and Richard Lewis, both of Waverly, Ala.: sisters, Mrs. Everleener Woolen of Whipple, Mrs. Sue Melton of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Jimmy Vallard of Camp Hill, Ala. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday in the Temple of God Church at Red Star with Elder Joseph Morst and Elder E.M. Watts officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Ritchie- Johnson Funeral Home, Greentown. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Marion Null RED HOUSE-Marion Silas Null, 77, of Red House, Putnam County, died Friday at his home after a long illness. A native of Putnam County, he was a retired employe of FMC's American Viscose plant. He attended Paradise Church of God Mission at Red House. Surviving: wife, Delia M.; daughters, Mrs. Clifton Moles of Cheshire, Ohio, Mrs. Jimmy Scott of Hometown and Miss Barbara Null of Dunbar; sons, Adrian of Lima, Ohio, Willard of Red House, Hansel of New Albany, Ohio, Richard of Hometown, Ricky Johnson of Parkersburg. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with the Rev. William Davis and the Rev. Raymond Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Hometown. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. INancy Schaffner Mrs. Nancy "Jeanne" Schaffner, 81, of 903 Fifth Ave.. St. Albans, died Saturday in Kanawha Valley Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was a member of St. Frances Catholic Church in St. Albans. Surviving: husband, Chris; daughter, Mrs. Ann Reed of St. Albans; brother, Denver C. McCreery of McKeesport, Pa.; two grandchildren. The body is at Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, where arrangements are incomplete. Funerals Today CHRISTIE, Mrs. Mabyn-2:30 p.m., Spring Creek Presbyterian Church, Renick. ESTEP, Rhonda--II a.m., Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville. 600DAU, Mrs. Cnet-2 p.m.. Forest Bgrdette Memorial Methodist Curch, Hurricane. HARLESS, Ed-1 p.m., Tyre* Funeral Home, Mount Hope. HUDSON, Milt Ediu-2 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo. JACKSON, Sirlamj-l:30 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. KIRK, Lt«t«r-J:30 p.m.. Curry Funeral Home, Alum CreeK. LASHINSKY, Ml« Eflwl E.-ll a.m., B'nal Jacob Cemetery. MCCLUNG, Hivtn-3 p.m., Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle. Pf RKINS, HtrDtrt-2 p.m., Calvary Unites Methodist Church, Rlchwow). PIERSON, 0*«y-l .p.m., Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home. Ansted, SIMS, C. llnt*r*-l:30 p.m., CalfK Funeral Home, Beckley. STARCHER, Jarrm-2 p.m., Olive Branch Baptist Church, Nettle. STARKEY, Dr. Part C.-2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Rivtrtjwooa 1 . Miss Ethel Showalter Miss Ethel Showalter, 73, of 201 High St. Albans, died Saturday in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness. She was a retired physiotherapist. Miss Showalter was a member of the First Christian Church of New Martinsville. Surviving: sisters, Mrs. Alma Barth, Mrs. Herbert Lawrence, Mrs. C.H. Fitzwater, all of New Martinsville, Mrs. Mabel Curtis of Massillon, Ohio, Mrs. James Jewell and Mrs. Neva Fowler, both of Bellaire, Ohio; brothers, Robert Showalter of New Martinville, Harry Showalther Jr. of Aliquippa, Pa. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday in Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. William A. Benfield 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, Mack Stutler CRESTON-Mack Stutler, 73, of Creston, Wirt County, died Friday at home of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Stutler, a retired employe of 0hio Brass Corp., was born in Calhoun County. Surviving: wife, Mary Ella Stutler; sons, Ralph and Dwayne, both of Barberton, Ohio, Mack Stutler Jr. of Akron, Ohio, Bradley Stutler of Norton, Ohio; brothers, Ray of Norton, Ohio, Ralph of Birmingham, Ala.; sister, Mrs. Delia Harris of Orrville, Ohio. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Lewis Villers officiating. Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery, Creston. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Clay Man Dies of Auto Injuries Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday for Issac Jackson Cutlip, 59, who died Friday in Memorial Divison of CAMC from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident two weeks ago in Clay County. Cutlip, a resident of Ivydale, Clay County, was a coal miner. Surviving: wife, Mary Cutlip; sons, Delmer of Cleveland, James of Elyria, Ohio, Freddie of Milwaukee, Wis.; daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Cook of Litchfield, Ohio, Mrs. Wavalene Cottrell of Wallback, Mrs. Avis Smith of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Dollie Blankenship of Maysel, Mrs. Frieda Adkins of Cleveland; brothers,. Fredrick, Woodrow and Eugene all of Ivydale; half- brother, Okey Morris of Chloe; and sisters, Mrs. Lucy Barber of Lorain, Ohio, Mrs. myrtle Matheny of Creston, Ohio. Service will be at Wilson Funeral Home in Clay with the Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Burial will be in Morfork Cemetery, Big Otter. Friends may' call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Usery Enters Talks By Ed Phillip Miss Norma Sullivan POINT PLEASANT-Miss Norma Sullivan, 84, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. Miss Sullivan was a telephone operator retired from the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Point Pleasant. Surviving: niece, Mrs. Lewis Moore of Barnwell, S.C. Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday in Lone-Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Rufus Cromartie officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Pacific Gas, Electric Head Dies Luther Thornton LIBERTY--Luther Thornton, 76, of Liberty, Putnam County, died Saturday in the General Division of CAMC after a long illness. Born in Putnam County, he was a member of the Barnett Chapel Church at Liberty. Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Maxine Carney, Mrs. Ruby Adkins, Mrs. Doris Cochran, Mrs. Betty Smalley, all of Liberty, Mrs. Magdalene Casto of Winfield; sons, Roy and Luther, both of Liberty, Harless of Illinois, Arlis of Vinton, Ohio, Rockford of Fraziers Bottom; brother, Rufus Thornton of Liberty. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Mayme Whiting RENICK-Mrs. Mayme Settle Whiting, 84, of Renick, Greenbrier County, died Saturday at home after a long illness. She was treasurer of Mount Hermon United Methodist Church at Renick. · Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Robert Arbogast of .Hot Springs, Va., Mrs. William Hefner of White Sulphur Springs; sisters, Mrs. R.E. MacPherson and Mrs. Lucille Peck, both of Pittsburgh, Pa.; five grandchildren. Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shermer L. Sibley, board chairman and chief executive officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., died when he was swept away from fishing companions in a flood-swollen river in British Columbia, the utility reported Saturday. Sibley, 62, was with a group of friends on the Dean River, 300 miles north of Vancouver. B.C., on Friday when he doubled over and fell into the swift-flowing water, his friends said. They said he floated face-down for a moment, then disappeared before they could reach him, PGE reported. The utility said it was told by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Bella Coola, B.C., that Sibley's body had not been recovered. * * * SIBLEY JOINTED PGE in 1936 and rose within the firm as it grew to become one of the nation's largest private utilities. Sibley, who lived in suburban Lafayette, was a native of Oakland. He joined PGE after graduating in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He became vice president and assistant general manager in 1955 and vice president and general manager in 1958. He was elected president and chief operating officer in 1965, chief executive officer in 1969 and chairman in 1972. PGE supplies electricity and natural gas service in northern and central California. He also was a director of General Motors and of the Del Monte Corp., and held offices in utility industry organizations. Survivors include his widow, Mary; a daughter, two sons, and two grandchildren. Heavy Rains Dominate U.S. Weather HARVEY, Gary D.-Service will be 11 a.m. Monday in James Chapel United Methodist Church, Clintonville, with the Rev. B. B. Mitchum officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Mr. Harvey, 20, of Clintonville, died Friday in an industrial accident at the Greenbrier Valley Feed Store. HACKNEY, Howard H.-Servicewill be 2 p.m. Monday in Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Elizabeth Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Mr. Hackney, 62, of Freenland Circle, South Charleston, died Friday in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness. KIRK, Lester-Service will be 2:30 p.m. today in Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with the Rev. Paul Debord officiating. Mr. Kirk, 51, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of South Charleston, died Thursday in a Huntington V.A. hospital after a long illness. Additional survivors: half-sister, Mrs. Vennie Perdue of Ashford; half- brothers, Austin Kirk of Nellis, Quincy Kirk of Hackettstown, N.J. BURNS, Rev. Reece-Service will be 11 a.m. Monday in the United Methodist Temple of Beckley with the Rev. Ross M. Evans, the Bishop D. Fredrick Wertz, the Rev. Arthur Backus, and the Rev: Charles Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Falls Mills. Friends may call from 6 p.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Temple. Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements. Rev. Burn, 63, a retired Methodist minister and former superintendent of three district of the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, died Friday in Beckley Hospital of an apparent heart attack. He was a member of the Air Pollution Control Commission. Surviving: wife, Frances Hudkins Burns; son, William of New Providence, N.J.; daughters, Mrs. Judy Carstensen of Middleboro, Mass, and Anita Burns of Sutton; brother, Paul of San Jose, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Voneta Laddy of Erie, Pa., Mrs. Marie Powell of West Virginia. , There was heavy rain over Texas and the central Plains Saturday with flash flood watches issued for the Texas Big Bend, the lower Pecos River Valley and for parts of northeastern Texas. Some lowland flooding was reported and seeeral southwestern Texas streams were expected to exceed flood stage. Thunderstorms also produced locally heavy rains in parts of southwestern Nebraska and eastern Kansas and there were thundershowers in New England, along the Gulf Coast and scattered through the Rockies. * * * CLEAR SKIES prevailed from the northern Plains into the upper Mississippi Valley and the lower Ohio Valley. Skies were cloudy through Texas, the Gulf Coast, most of the Pacific Coast and along the eastern seaboard. The rest of the nation had partly cloudy skies. Sunday's forecast: scattered showers and thundershowers are expected from Florida along the Gulf Coast into southern Texas, as well as through the Rockies. It will be warm to hot from Minnesota into the northern Plains and western Kansas. Generally overcast skies are expected in southern Texas. The rest of the nation will have near seasonable temperatures with clear to partly cloudy skies. Top Hollywood Film Producer Dead NEW YORK (AP) - Arthur Hornblow Jr., who reigned as a top Hollywood movie producer for nearly 40 years, died Saturday in Lenox Hill Hospital at the age of 83. His last three movies, which he produced independently, were "Oklahoma," "Witness for the Prosecution," and an adaptation of John Hersey's novel "The War Lovers." Hornblow, whose father was editor of the now defunct "Theater" magazine, gave up a legal career as a young man and started producing plays on Broadway before entering the film world. PITTSBURGH (AP) - Secretary of Labor W.J. Usery entered the efforts to stop a nationwide stike against Westinghouse Electric Corp. late Saturday, calling an emergency negotiating session for 10 a.m. Sunday. Usery's action came shortly after two unions reiterated their intentions to walk out nationwide at midnight. A spokesman in his Washington office said Usery would fly to Pittsburgh for the negoatiations. "The negotiators for both parties have given me their assurance that they will make every possible good faith effort to reach a speedy agreement on the issues," the secretary said in a brief statement. "It is my hope that in the interest of the parties, the public and the nation that the negotiators will make every possible effort to avoid what certainly could be a serious, costly work stoppage." * * * THE INTERNATIONAL Union of Electrical Workers (IUE) and the United Electrical Workers union (UE) had rejected a revised contract offer from the company on Friday and voted to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) on the picket line. The IBEW has been on strike since an old contract expired last Sunday. "Westinghouse clearly wants a strike," the unions' combined bargaining council said in a statement. "Its machinery is geared to that from local plant management to the corporate public relations level." Although the full effects of a strike by all three would not be felt until after the weekend, a company spokesman said it would involve more than half of Westinghouse's 165 manufacturing plants and service facilities. The three blue-collar unions, together with the independent Federation of Westinghouse Salaried Employes, have been meeting with the company since May 12 in an effort to hammer out a new contract. The federation, which has not authorized a strike, held a separate meeting with company officials Saturday. That meeting was adjourned till Sunday afternoon. Among them, the four unions represent about half of Westinghouse's 120,000 em- ployes. * * * ALTHOUGH A company spokesman said mediation efforts could continue right up until the strike deadline, the statement from the unions' bargaining council was not conciliatory. "Westinghouse bargaining tactics and the inadequate offer brought about the strike," the statement said. "Although negotiations began May 12, Westinghouse didn't make an offer until July 7. There was not enough time for give-and-take bargaining before July 11. Arson Fire In Apartment Kills Seven CHICAGO (AP) - An arson fire blazed through a 120-resident Northwest Side apartment house Saturday, killing five children and two adults. Firemen rescued many other residents from the four-story building. One fireman said they "came flying down (the) ladders." Four survivors were injured. "As far as we're concerned, this was done by an arsonist," said Fire Commissioner Robert Quinn. He said the fire was set in several sections of the building, and more than one arsonist might have been involved. One witness told police she heard several explosions and then saw a young man' running from the building. Residents also told of hearing blasts. "It was like three or four explosions. It sounded like bombs to me," said Saturnine Velasquez. He herded his nine children to safety from their ground floor apartment. Frances Balasquez, 15, said she and her sister Maria, 14, were awakened by a noise. "My sister saw someone toss something in our window that exploded and caught our curtains on fire," Frances said. Six of the victims were found on the upper floors near the stairwells, Quinn said. The seventh was discovered later in the rubble. The fire caused an estimated $25,000 damage to the structure. Fowler to Head TRIP Program Joseph Ralph Fowler, who for the past four years has been executive director of the Raleigh County Community Action Assn., has been named director of the .travel development division of the West Virginia Department of Commerce, Commerce Commissioner Ralph D. Albertazzie has announced. The travel director serves as chairman of the state advisory committee for Transportation Remuneration Incentive Program (TRIP). F LESHMAN MONUMENT CO. 222K«M.wlMllvd.E. PHONE 343-M55 HUNCH DISPLAYS AT liCKUY,LEWISIUM SKNCil,MCNWOOD "In the last six days, although one union is already on strike and the others made clear how serious the situation was, improvements offered were few and minimal." Westinghouse disputed the union claims in a statement from D.J. Povejsil, vice president of personnel. He said the company's latest offer would give every hourly employe "a raise of at last $6,500 assuming the probable rate of inflation and in some cases as much as $9,500 over the three-year life of our proposed contract." The proposal also improves and extends benefits in pensions, vacations; insurance, medical coverage, liability coverage and other areas, he said. The unions charge that Westinghouse's offer does not match the offer they won from the General Electric Co. last month. The GE contract includes pay raises totaling about $1.10 over three years and nearly unlimited cost-of-living protection. Research Rocket Falls Into Ocean WASHINGTON (AP) - A research rocket designed to strew East Coast skies with red, white and blue clouds blasted off Saturday night -- but moments later it plunged into the Atlantic Ocean. Officials said the mission was thwarted by a mechanical failure. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the four-stage, solid-fueled Javelin rocket at 9:23 p.nj EOT from the Wallops Island Flight Center on Virginia's eastern shore. But officials said the flight was terminated moments later "by an apparent mechanical failure" and the rocket fell into the Atlantic Ocean before chemicals could be released to create the clouds. "We really won't know what happened for several days, after we've studiedfadar trackings, but ground observation indicates there was a mechanical failure of some sort," said a spokeswoman at the Wallops center. »* « SHE SAID there were no plans for a back-up shot or of a recovery effort of the : rocket wreckage. .The planned 15-minute flight over the Atlantic had been postponed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights because clouds would have obscured the view of four East Coast observation stations that tracked the rocket. A NASA spokesman said the rocket, car-, rying a 170-pound payload, was to we released colorful chemical clouds that scientists hoped would be visible f r o m . Charleston, S.C., to Boston, and as far west as Cleveland. "These clouds are harmless and are used in scientific studies in which they are photographed/from the ground to investigate upper-air winds and magnetic and electric fields,"-a NASA spokesman said. The payload package was designed to release a trail of red lithium beginning at an altitude of 114 miles and ending at 186 miles. After that, a bluish-white barium cloud was to have burst forth when the payload was 434 miles up. From the ground, the barium was to have appeared first as white and then gradually turn to blue. Ex-Ripley Mayor Dies RIPLEY-George B. Jordan, former mayor of Ripley from 1963 to 196.7, died . Friday at home. Mr. Jordan, 74, a retired postmaster of Ripley, was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and a past master of the Ripley Masons. Surviving: wife, Hettie Jordan; sons, George Jr. and William 0. Jordan, both of Charleston, James E., Charles H., and J. Paul Jordan, all of Ripley, John L. Jordan of Parkersburg; foster brother, Flem Boggess of Charleston; sister, Mrs. Mabel Jones of Cicerone; 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Calvary United Methodist Church at Ripley with the Rev. William Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery at Ripley. Friends may call after noon today at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. tonument Co Designers Builders of Distinctive Memorials Since 1911 Virginia St. E. at Clendenin St. Phone 342-4158 I ft ljM*nlion* To Son*- \ on (teller Personal Attention (Mil I'crMmul Allcniinn. when yii ;iiv riillfil imnn in pin ;i InU'd unc li ni. ;mi! I he htmlm nl yiuirsiid ninki* iilli'iitimi in (lrl;til* (liMicull. U'lv ii|Kn iir- tn -;IM\ mil \MIII I'U'ij »ih in I lie i'lininn nl ;i lin;il rwiupphur. M ONTGOMERY MEMORIAL PARK LONDON, VM. ON AMD 442-J212 OFFICE HXDITGdfiy.W.V*. 442-«01 i

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