The Bee from Danville, Virginia on August 10, 1976 · Page 8
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Danville, Virginia
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Tuesday, August 10, 1976
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2-B The Bee: Danville, V o , Tuesday, August 10,1976 Development Addition At Averett Mrs. Sandra B. Keys has been named Averett College developroent.director, to work in collaboration with Dr. 0. Wendell Smith, vice-president for development and public relations. In the newly created post Mrs. Keys will concentrate her efforts on challenge grants, foundation gifts, government monies, and assistance from alumni and parents. Dr. Smith will devote most of his efforts to pursuit of non-institutional gifts and to direction of overall college public relations. Mrs. Keys, who is a 1966 graduate of Douglass college of Rutgers University, earned the MAT degree from Vanderbilt University. She has worked in capital campaigns at Mllsaps College in Mississippi and at Hampden- Sydney College. In addition, she has had consultation experience in communications for several Mississippi schools, governmental and private agencies. fPeace Judgment Appealed : i GOLDSBORO, N.C. - Three "Chatham, Va., residents and -their wives and the receiver for Peace Broadcasting Company have filed notice of appeal of a Wayne County Superior Court judgment order in favor of the plaintiff Wachovia Bank and Trust Company. The court action ordered $18,375 to be paid to the bank by Joseph Motley Whitehead, Claude S. Whitehead Jr., Floyd Fox and their wives, and also Darby Wood, the receiver for Peace Broadcasting Company. jLJnion Says One Worker Goes Back Only one member of the United Rubber Workers returned to the job at the local Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. plant yesterday, according to a union official. That employe, said Ray M. Dodd, International policy committee member for the URW, had contacted the union to say he planned to go back to work, despite continuation of the strike that began in April. Dodd said that as he watched the Goodyear gates yesterday morning, only union personnel entering were that worker and two who have been working for sometime. Plant officials today continued to have no comment about on-job personnel. Adkins (Continued from Page 1-B) buys about 65 per cent of the power it sells to customers. Danville City Council now is looking at the most ambitious generating venture the city has ever considered -- a 600-megawatt generator that would handle the city's power needs for the next 30 years. During the early days of this proposal, Adkins suffered an illness which had many people wondering if he would return to work with the city. Complications from an opera- t ion before Christmas of 1974 hospitalized Adfcins at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C. for two months. "People didn't think I'd make it," said Adkins, smiling and admitting "I wondered myself at times." He returned to the job after several months of recuperation. "I'm thankful just to be here," he says. Danville Mayor Robert H. Clarke, a personal friend of Adkins, said this morning that "Danville is losing the best electric superintendent we ever had." Clarke praised Adkins' knowledge of the system, noting "He knows every pole, light, meter and transformer in the system just like the back of his hand -- he put most of them in." Clarke recalled, with a touch of humor, Adkins' delight over installing the mercury vapor lights on Riverside Drive a few years back. They were known as "Beridey's lights" among councilmen. "He was just as proud as he could be of those lights," said Clarke. "We'd ride in to a meeting and we'd say 'Look at Berkley's lights' -- we were proud of them, too." But just because Adkins is retiring, it doesn't mean he'll have nothing to do. There's the family farm out at Sandy River, where Adkins has "the first garden I've grown in 40 years." He's been developing some hobbies which he'll develop a little further after the end of August. "I won't have to worry about those lightning or ice storms anymore," said Adkins. "But I probably will worry about them anyway." Area Deaths And Funerals Death Claims Mrs. Petty, 78, Mrs. Flippen Mrs. Dalton Dies Last Night Rites Tomorrow Suit Challenges Gov. Godwin's Veto Of Funds For Metro Rail System Mrs. Prances H. Dalton, 51, of 103 Charlotte Ave. died unexpectedly at her residence yesterday abo'ut 5 p.m. Bom in Saltville July 6, 1925, she was a daughter of Roy D. Henderson and the late Mrs. AUie Mae Coe Henderson. She moved to Danville as a teenager and was employed by Dan River Inc. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church, and was married March 9,1954 to Harvey Lee Dalton, who survives. In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Louise Ann Carter of Danville; a son, Roger Lee Dalton, U.S. Air Force, California; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Thomas and Mrs. Irene Guerrant, both of Danville, Mrs. Jean Halmer of Leesburg, and Mrs. Evelyn Taylor of College Park, Md.; one brother, Roy Henderson; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Swicwgood Chapel by the Rev. L.W. Cooper. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park., The body is at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 p.m. At other times they will be at the residence. S.W. Horville Dies In Hospital Samuel Weston Harvffle of 834 Grove St. died this rooming in Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. Born in Pittsylvania County Nov. 6,1906, he was a son of the late George W. HarvUle ST. and Lula Kirks Harville. Mr. Harville was a veteran of World War H and was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle. He was a barber at Northside Barber S»p before retiring in 1966. On Dec. 28, 1939, he married the former Miss Essie Dudley. He is survived by his wife of the home; one brother and one sister, George W. Harville Jr. amd Mrs. Lois Reynolds, both of Danville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Townes Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Robert J. Barber Jr. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home and the family is at the residence, 834 Grove St. Samuel Slayton Rites Pending LONG ISLAND - Final services for Samuel Slayton, 43, of Newark, Del., formerly of Long Island Rt. 1, remained incomplete today at Miller's Funeral Home in Gretna. Mr. Slayton died yesterday afternoon in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He was bom in Halifax County May 21, 1933, a son of Sylvia Slayton Jennings, Long Island, and the late James Slayton. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of First Buffalo' Baptist Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Libby Slayton, Newark, Del.; three sons, James H. Slayton, Brian · Keith Slayton and Douglas William Slayton, all of Newark; four brothers, Roy Slayton, Lynchburg, Edward Slayton, Washington, D.C., Herbert Slayton, Long Island, and Elijah Slayton, Nathalie; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Tune and Mrs. Thelma Jackson, both of Lone Island. Mrs. Shelton Funeral Today BURLINGTON, N.C. - Last rites for Mrs. Iva Oakes Shelton, 54, of Burlington, were set for today at 2 p.m. at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Shelton died Sunday night at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Pittsylvania County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Cephus Wade and Mary Gregory Oakes. She was a former employe of Monarch Hoisery Mills and was a member of East Burlington Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Clifton P. Shelton; four daughters. Mrs. Frances Glosson, Miss Ann Shslton and Miss Faye Shelton, all of Burlington; and Mrs. Amy Massengill, Florence, S.C.; a son, Jaye Shelton, Burlington; four brothers, D. T. Oakes, Keeling, Va., R. H. Oakes and Cecil Oakes, Leasburg, and Ben Oakes, Bixey, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Martin Roach, Green Bay, Va., and Mrs. R. L. Travis, Charlotte; and three grandchildren. VFW MEETING Members of Hugh T. Williams Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will meet tonight at 8 o'clock at the post home on North Main St. Mrs. Katie Wall Petty, 78, died last night at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Thelma Bailey, 119 Wesley Drive, after being in declining health for the past year. Born in Rockingham County, N.C., June 24, 1896, she was a daughter of the late James Reece Wall and Ada Pritchett Wall. Mrs. Petty was a member of Shelton Memorial Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Rex A. Petty, died in 1958. She is survived by one son and two daughters Robert A. Petty of Danville, Mrs. Marie P. Nixon of Panama City, Fla.; and Mrs. Thelma P. Bailey of Danville; two sisters and three brothers, Miss Margaret Wall and Mrs. Ettie Dillard, both of Danville, Leighton Wall of Roanoke, Walter Wall of Tempe, Ariz., and Paul Wall of Danville. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m. at SheJton Memorial Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Adolf Oterson Jr. and Dr. Paul Hodge. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park. The body is at Townes Funeral Home and the family will be at the residence of Mrs. Bailey, 119 Wesley Drive. William Willis Rites Tomorrow Funeral services for William Harold Willis will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Barker Funeral Home by the Rev. F.V. Ellenburg, the Rev. R. Eugene Talley and the Rev. Bob Carpenter. Burial will be in Danvillei Memorial Gardens. Mr. Willis, 65, of 124 Lowell St., died unexpectedly yesterday at bis home. Mr. Willis was bom in Henry County near Axton on Aug. 25, 1910. However, most of his life was spent in Danville, where he was employed in the No. 5 maintenance department of Dan River Inc. until his retirement. On Feb. 28, 1931, he was married to, the former Bertha Chattin, whp : survives. , Mr!-Wjffijjws-a-inember of Third-Ayenue-^liristian-Church and · the .Dan, River Retired Workers Club. In addition to his wife, survivors are a daughter, Mrs. John R. Kemp, Waynesboro; a brother, Lipscomb Claude Willis Jr., Danville; four sisters, Mrs. Homer L. Childress and Mrs. Frances Willis Meadows, both of Danville, Mrs. W. Claude Adkins, Blairs, and Mrs. Louise Willis Erickson, Hazelcrest, HI., one grandson. A funeral for Mrs. Hattie Blackwell Flippen will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Prospect Baptist Church by the Rev. Demetrius Crews. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at Cunningham and Hughes Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. A daughter of the late Horace and Carrie Flippen Blackwell, Mrs. Flippen had spent most of her life in Danville. She was married to Dossie Flippen, who survives, and was a member of the Baptist faith. In addition to her husband, she is survived by nine daughters, Mrs. Carrie Courts, Danville, Mrs. Cornelia Coles, Whitetown, N.C., Mrs. Malinda Wilson and Mrs. Alberta Foster, both of Ashbury Park, N.J., Mrs. Naomi Johnson, Red Bank, N.J., Mrs: Edith Powell, Neptune, N.J., Mrs. Dora Keith and Mrs. Nannie Ford, both of Long Island, N.Y., and Mrs. Annie Moore, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and two sons, Dossie Flippen Jr., Yanceyville, N.C., and Charles J. Flippen, Pelham, N.C. Reagan Calls GOP Delegate CULPEPER (AP) -- Dr. Alfred B. Cramer HI, a Virginia delegate to the GOP National Convention, HI says he received a telephone call over the weekend from Ronald Reagan and he assured him he was still supporting Reagan * The call to Cramer from Reagan Sunday followed a private visit the Culpeper physician had with President Ford last Friday. RICHMOND (AP) - A suit has been filed in the Virginia Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Mills Godwin's veto of a $10 million appropriation for the Metro rail system in Northern Virginia. The suit was filed Monday by Arlington County and the majority leaders of both houses of the General Assembly -- Del. James ML Thomson of Alexandria and State Sen. Adelard L. Brault of Fairfax. The suit questions whether the governor's veto of the Metro appropriation -- a line item in the state budget -- is permitted by the Virginia Con- Taxes (Continued from page 1-B) showed a slightly higher increase at 112 per cent. Improved business and commercial property will increase in value an average of 78 per cent. Vacant business and commercial property will snow a whopping average increase of 283 per cent. The committee also looked at another item in the real estate category--a special tax rate for rehabilitated property that will go into effect next year by mandate of the General Assembly. The law states that a special tax rate must be granted for residential property, older than 30 years, which has been valued upward by more than $5,000 as a result of improvements. A similar provision is made for business and commercial property, older than 45 years, which has been raised in value by more than $25,000 through improvements. The committee asked City Attorney W. Ewell Barr to look into the matter and report back. The committee also considered a service charge for property which is exempt from real estate tax. Such property includes schools, churches, hospitals and lodges. stitution. The plaintiffs contend it was unconstitutional for the governor to veto one Metro appropriation while leaving three others in the same section of the budget intact. Godwin approved appropriations for both years of the budget period of 13.5 million in Metro rail capital, $1.3 million in Metrobus capital and $125,- 000.for the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. Atty. Gen. Andrew P. Miller said in an "informal opinion" in response to a query by Godwin that the 1940 decision indicated the remaining Metro appropriations would not be imperiled. In that decision, the court defined a budget item as "an individual sum dedicated to a stated purpose." The decision upheld legislative questioning of item vetoes by Gov. James R Price. It declared invalid Price's veto of funding for a legislative liaison office with the state budget office. The state's high court ruled the governor did not have "the power to reduce the amount-of an entire item appropriation." The plaintiffs in the suit filed Monday maintain that because of the language in the 1940 decision, all Metro appropriations must be treated as a single item. A governor cannot veto "portions of items," they said. . The state Constitution says, "The governor shall have the power to veto any particular item or items of an appropriation bill, but the veto shall' not affect the item or items' .to · which he does not object", 'ii The 1940 case apparently was the only test of that sectkn;of the constitution. Train-Truck Wreck Causes Traffic Snarl A train-truck, accident yesterday afternoon ,at .the railroad crossing on'W;-Main Street near the Danville^JoIf dub-delayed traffic for.; nearjjbefouc' hours before wreckers' removed:;the disabled truck. According to police accident reports, train engineer Charlie Wyrick of 1555 Kemper Rd saw that a truck driven by Jack Eugene Price of Statesville, N.C., was not going to stop at the crossing. ;. '..'!"."".'._.'.".'!'.'!'.' .... The engineer braked^btt was unable to stpp his train from its 4 mph pace. The .engine, struck'; the, back of the trailtr.truck, .causing, it to overturn into'the': median strip, police said. Price was charged with reckless driving in the incident, which occurred about 4:30 p.m. Damage to the truck was estimated at $6,500, and to the train, «00. No injury was reported. Arraignment Set Today Herman L. Hardy R Rj y M Rites Tomorrow »» ** · GREENSBORO, N.C. - A funeral for Herman L. Hardy, a Danville, Va., native and a Greensboro resident, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Hanes-Uneberry Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock. At other times they will be at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Crawley, 1517 Homeland Ave. Mr. Hardy, 50, died Saturday in Paducah, Ky. He was a son of the late Charlie and Nannie Booth Hardy. He is survived by his wife, Ethel B. Hardy, Greensboro; two sons, Steve Hardy and Lynn Hardy, both of Greensboro; a daiighter, Mrs. Susan Crawley, Greensboro; five brothers, the Rev. W. E. Hardy, Baltimore, Lloyd Hardy, Howard W. Hardy, Arthur Hardy and Earl Hardy, all of Danville, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Chattin, Danville, Mrs. Blanche Raggett and Mrs. Irene Forehand, both of Portsmouth. OLD, OLD WINE In the Tuscany hills of Italy where the Cianti wine grape is grown, paleontologists have discovered a million-year-old fossil grape vine they think may be an ancestor of the same "Vitis vinifera" cultivated there today. Robert Benjamin Davis, 20, of Ringgold Rt. 1 was to be arraigned today in Danville General District Court on charges of the unauthorized use of an automobile. Davis was arrested and jailed by Danville police yesterday at 11:30 a.m., according to police records. The automobile, a 1967 Chevrolet valued at $900, is the property of Valeria Davis of 17 Edwin Court. Davis reportedly had taken the auto Saturday to do some repair work, and did not return it until the next day, a policeman spokesman said. In other activity, Detective W.R, Cheek has left the city to pick up William Richard Day at UNION LABEL About 40 per cent of all professionals, not counting those self-employed or managers, are now represented by collective bargaining agents. This compares with 25 per cent of all U.S. workers. But one group of professionals, scientists and engineers, appear to be bucking the trend. The proportion of unionized engineers and scientists is estimated at only 5 per cent, which hasn't changed much over the last 20 years. the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Conn. Day faces local charges of grand larceny in connection with the July, 1975 theft of a 1975 Mark IV Lincoln from Danville Lincoln Mercury, 2333 Riverside Drive. The Family of SAMUEL WESTON HARVILLE requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Danville Life Saving Crew. 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