Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 7, 1974 · Page 60
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 7, 1974
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Iff: S«*.JuK7,1974 Banana War Coming to Head Canoeing Dr. Robert G. Burrell, professor of microbiology at West Virginia University, explains the mechanics of Whitewater canoeing to a 't group of National Youth Science Campers. i Burrell also spoke to the campers on tran- '; splantation immunities. Former Staff By Steven H. Kravitz BARTOW - Perhaps more - ;than any other factor, the ' staff at : a camp determines its success or failure. I · The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) staff is com~; posed almost entirely of for~ mer NYSC campers, with the Exception of some staff mem- * -bers who have been here since the camp was established in .-1963. -'': Working directly with Di- j-rettor Joseph M. Hutchison -iJr-, are Assistant Director ; ;Roderjick M. Wilson and Pro.';--gram Director William J. Hil- · "ton, Jr. For these men, the -canip i| a : year-round concern, -!for;th4y are involved in the '.planning and organization of / i the annual event. *; Hilton said, "I don't know ; .what the hell program direc- -*Hor means. My duties don't V just stop with the end of the ^·science camp. I edit the annual newsletter and am pretty . · .active in the alumni associa- I'tion. While I'm here, I guess - ,my main;, job is just to keep -·things running smoothly." *-'· "My main job is to use my experience as a teacher and a ·" ; camper to} help every person * who attends have a meaning., · ful and worthwhile experience . -"while in West Virginia," Hil' ton added. ·% He was a camp delegate from South Carolina in 1964, , -and returned to the camp as a .'unit leader in 1968. He teaches biology and physical science -'.at a South Carolina h i g h "': school. ;* * * :'·· HILTON'S WIFE, Susan, is yearbook editor and office , Assistant. She is a high school · g u i d a n c e counselor and has ;been working with the camp ; since 1968. Wilson was a counselor in ,-1963. He said after the camp ' w a s held in 1963. he wrote a letter to then-Governor W.W. NBarron. Wilson recalled, "I said that time the siience ^science was West Virginia · 'planning from within and looking out to the rest of the ·! country -- I guess I'm about as native as anyone in the state. My family's been here since about 1770 or before." Wilson said he considers the camp a forward-looking effort. A Montgomery resident, he is. an assistant professor of physics at West Virginia Institute of Technology. Responsible for planning the menus, purchasing food and supervising its preparation is Mrs. Susan Harper of Moundsville. She is a senior at West Virginia University, where she is majoring in foods and nutrition. Press relations are handled by Ricky James Morgan, of Columbus, Ohio, who was a camper in 1971. He is a senior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is majoring hrphysics and Elizabethan literature, and working on his master's degree in nuclear engineering as well. In addition, he is captain of the school's volleyball team. * * * MORGAN SAID, "If the campers from this year leave the camp with the same type of feeling with which I left it, they will feel a close kinship with the people of West Virginia. This is partly due to the unique aspects of the camp and its location." One of the camp's 19 full- time counselors is Sam Hensley of Dry Branch. Hensley. a senior chemistry major ai West Virginia University. hopes to ailerui medical school after graduation. He was a West Virginia delegate in 1971. and said he returned because he thought the camp had an interesting program. In addition to being a counselor, he instructs caving and is assistant athletic director. Michael Grant of Cranston, R.I.. is a counselor-in-training and runs the camp store. He was a Rhode Island delegate last year and said he was honored when the director asked him back this year. He is a sophomore at Cornell University, where he majors in industrial engineering. 4th Tiger Cub Weak, Taken From Mother CINCINNATI. Ohio AP) ; Cincinnati Zoo officials were fighting Saturday to save the life of a rare 16-day-old white tiger after its moody mother began "playing with it like a cat with a mouse." Ed Maruska. zoo director, described the kitten as "very weak." He said emergency care was being provided. The young Bengal was we last of 3 litter of four born to "Kesari." a descendant of a great white male tiger captured two decades ago in In -§ dia 1J5 other three tigers are growing rapidly from · bot- tlefed formula, but remain under watch.n Maruska said the decision to retrieve the kitten came after attendants reported the mother was being "very rough . . . knocking it around the cage." "We've theorized Kesari was not producing much milk." said Maruska. One of the cubs is a regular orange Bengal, but has capabilities to reproduce white offspring. The white tigers are not albinos, despite their pink- pawed and pink-nosed features. They have icy Uie eyes and Mack stripes. (CJWlwtTfcw. Smite NEW YORK - The so- called "Banana War" between seven Central aid Soath America* exporting countries and three multinational companies Out hcing lit million ttpomd bone of banaias iMo North America each year is headiog toward a resolution. The countries - Costa Rka. Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Guatemala, Education and Nicaragua - are trying to form an OPEC-like group called the Union de Raises Ex- portadore de Banano (UPEB). Opposing them are the Standard Pratt and Steamship Co., a subsidiary of Castle It Cooke Inc.. which markets the Dole Brand; Del Monte Banana Co., and Chiquita Brands, Inc., a subsidiary of the United Brands Co. The main issue involves a Sl-per-box tax that the top four producing countries have trying to levy. "The countries have a point. We all know that bananas nave been selling too cheap." said Sam Gordon, president of Del Monte Banana. The companies, however, have so far refused to pay the tax, and "negotiations are being held to lower it," according to a Standard Fruit spokesman. On Tuesday, Costa Rica offered the companies a reduced tax of 25 cents per box, which would increase on a sliding scale when the price per box went above $4. Standard and United brands are still refusing to pay, although the tmrmtt have been accruing the tax Mfcr pnteat since May 1, waiting for a I'm- al settlement to he reached. "The problem has arisen from the stitbhoness of the multinational companies," said Fernando Salazar, Costa Rica's Mahtrnfrr to the Un- iM Nations. "If the canpa- nies renain atMhhom. it conW oblige Costa Rica to take a stronger position." Salazar added. In the view of Del Monies Sam Gordon, "if the countries had tafce4 imposed the tax later, instead oiiMfOfingit first and talking now. we might not have had such a problem." It seems that whatever the outcome the likelihood is for higher banana prices. \G4fa patto deights CHAiCOAL CULLS proqresr This week only! SATIN SLACK POST EIKTKICt« l .$13Ml NOW 99" GAS PERMANENT MOUNT Urn*14"x27" r«|.$1S4.95 ,,,« GOLDFARB ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO., INC. 106 Virginia St. I. PH. 342-21 S3 FREE PARKING Onmt 7i30-3 ». M. TwH..Fri. 7»30-f P. M. Mwi. SAT. 7:30-12:30 Wt ACCin lAfMAMHICAID A MASTtt CHARGE JULY 9 IS DAY ONE FOR ONE VALLEY SQUARE I i Kcmowha Valley Bank invites one and all to the ground breaking ceremonies for its new bank and office tower on the block bounded by Lee, Washington, Summers and Laidley Streets. One Valley Square starts going up at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. One more high-rise for the Charleston profile. One notch up for our city's skyline! One more way Kanawha Valley Bank serves its customers. Now and in the future. Join us at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. Day One. One Valley Square. Going up! People Udky Brink gj Member fOlC Charleston.W \fe-Z5J26 Phone 341-7000

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