The Weirton Daily Times from Weirton, West Virginia on March 10, 1972 · Page 1
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The Weirton Daily Times from Weirton, West Virginia · Page 1

Weirton, West Virginia
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Friday, March 10, 1972
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The Weirton Daily Times The Acknowledged Leader in Hancock County in News, Advertising and Circulation Its Community VOL.44 NO. 223 16 PAGES WEIRTON, WESTVIRGINIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1972 At Newsstands 10 cents Per Copy Home Delivery 60 cents Per MOORE STANDS BY BRIDGE PLAN COMMUNITY CHEST OFFICERS -- Officers of the board of directors of the Weirton Community .Chest, Inc. were elected Thursday night at a board meeting which followed the annual meeting of the Chest. Named to one-year terms were (SEATED, left to right) J. G. Redline, vice president; J. H. Harris,' president, and Robert Mentzer, vice president, and (STANDING) Martin Fancy, legal advisor, and Paul F. Harris, secretary. Other officers elected were Mike Starvaggi, vice president, and Russell Wickham, treasurer. HEAD 1972CHESTCAMPAIGN--RobertBlrch (RIGHT),plant manager of Signode Corporation, will serve as chairman of the 1972 Community Chest campaign in Weirton. He is seen with George D. Sission, vice president of operating services at Weirlon Steel Division, who was elected last night to serve as vice chairman of the' campaign. Harris President Community Chest Officers Reelected Officers of the Weirton Community Chest, Inc. were named for one-year terms last night at a meeting of the board of directors which followed the a n n u a l meeting of the Chest in Millsop Community Center. Reelected (or terms that expire in March 1973 were J. H. Harris, president; Robert Mentzer and Mike Starvaggi, vice presidents; $150,000 Allottejl For Tomlinson CHARLESTON - Del. Ronald E. Wilson (D-Hancock) reported today that the House Budget Bill passed Wednesday contained an appropriation of $150,000 for Tomlinson Run State Park. Mr. Wilson said thfe money is intended to be used for improvement to the lake and siltation removal. Completion of day-use re- c r e a t i o n ' a r e a a n d s a n i t a r y systems are also contemplated under the appropriation. Mr. Wilson expressed dis- a p p o i n t m e n t t h a t the House would not approve additional funds for camping and lodging. Paul F. Harris, secretary; Russell Wickham, treasurer, and Martin Fahey, legal advisor. J. G. Redline was elected vice president to succeed William Wilharm who had served the past two years. The seven officers serve as the executive committee of the Chest. Also at the board of directors meeting, George D. Sission was named vice chairman of the 1972 -campaign to serve 'with campaign chairman Robert Birch, and the chairmen and members of six operating committees were named. Board Mem bers Named At the annual meeting, attended by contributors to the Community Chest, 10 persons were named to three-year terms on the board of directors. Those elected were W. V. Archer, Jr., F. W. Flynn, Malcolm Graham, Robert Lyons,- Richard Martin, Charles Okey, J. G. Redline, Jack Robinson, Mike Starvaggi and Russell Wickham. At each yearly session of the Chest Tuf n To Community Chest Page 2 Conference Called On Air Travel WASHINGTON (UPI) --The government called the heads of 29 major' airlines to an emergency meeting today to map out President Nixon's new order to prevent air travel terrorism. Transportation Secretary John A. Volpe planned to meet with the airline executives at 10 a.m. BIST--less than 24 hours after the President' handed down orders aimed at freeing the air industry from bomb threats and extortion. The new regulations direct every air carrier to prevent or deter the placing of weapons or .explosives aboard its aircraft; prevent or deter unauthorized access to its aircraft; tighten its baggage checking procedures, and improve the security of its cargo and baggage loading operations. Nixon said America's airlines have built a commendable safety record and "I mean to do all in my power to help protect that record, by preventing air travel from becoming a vehicle for traffic in terrorism. We shall keep our airports, our airways and our air travelers safe. Nixon acted after the rash of bomb-threats-for-money which plagued Trans World Airways and other carriers this week and included the bombing of one TWA plane and the discovery of a live bomb in another. The regulations Nixon enacted were published in the Federal Register March 7 and under ordinary circumstances 'would have gone into effect 90 days from that date. Nixon's order Thursday put them into being immediately. Sen. Tompos Renews Permit CHARLESTON -- State Sen. William Tompos of Weirton has renewed a license to carry a gun for a period of one year. He posted a bond of $2,500. The gun was reported to be used in the senator's work as a private detective. He is also an employe of the Weirton Steel Division. Weather Variable cloudiness,and cool today with a chance of light snow. Highs today in the 30s, Partly cloudy and cold tonight. Ixws in Uie 20s. Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday. Highs In the 40s. Probability of precipitation 30 percent today, 10 percent tonight and 20 percent Saturday. Original Location Affirmed W. Va. Governor Presides At Opening Of Bypass Phase Gov. Arch Moore Jr. cited the economic significance ot the new Rt. 22 Bypass at dedication ceremonies on the Haller Park-Cove Rd. interchange and reaffirmed his stand on the proposed "Site 3" for the new bridge cnnnecting Ohio and West Virginia. Approximately 250 state and local officials, businessmen and residents attended the ribbon- cutting ceremony at noon under clear and cold skies. Gov. Moore noted that he and other W. Va. leaders hold firm on their choice of Site 3 for the bridge. Site is located between the Fort Steuben and Penn Central Railroad bridges! He announced that West Virginia roadbuilders will take Rt. 22 to the site of the new bridge regardless of opposition from Steubenville and other Ohio officials. "We have committed ourselves and we're moving under (Road) Commissioner Ritchie," he said. Blames Ohioans For Delay He noted that a change in the bridge site would almost triple the cost outlay by West Virginia. He laid the responsibility for delay in construction of the bridge on "our friends from Ohio." The bridge will cost about '$30 million. Gov. Moore also commented that in a meeting on May 8, 1969, Site 3 was accepted by'the govern'of's "of both West Virginia and Ohio. Steubenville businessmen and officials are currently in opposition to Site 3 as the proposed location of the bridge because of the alleged necessary razing of some 105 homes and buildings to build at site three. He termed the completion of W. Va. Phases 1 and 2 of the Rt. .22 Bypass as "a step closer to realizing full partnership in our nation's mainstream" and "the realization of a dream held since 1924." Opening of the bypass provides residents a 16-mile four-lane highway giving non-stop access. Turn To Original Page 2 AT RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES -- Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr., who in his address termed Hancock County "one reason for my success," officiated Thursday noon for the opening of the Rt. Bypass at Haller Park, the first road opening for West Virginia in 1972. The ribbon and the shears, made of steel, were provided by Weirton Steel Division. Pictured (LEFT TO RIGHT) are Edward Nogay, president of the Hancock County Court of Commissioners; John G. Redline, president of Steel; Roland S. Crabrree; Brooke County commissioner; Sam Kusic, Jr. administrative aide to Moore; James Flenniken (PARTIALLY HIDDEN), executive vice president of the Weirtou Chamber Commerce; Gov. Moore; William S. Ritchie, West Virginia commissioner of highways; Weirton Mike Andoehick Jr. and Bud Lewis, president of the Weirtou Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon held by majorettes of the Weir High Varsity Band. Sentencing Set For March 17 New Main St. Site Raided Foutty Convicted Of Manslaughter NEW CUMBERLAND -Thomas W. Foutty, 33, of Weirton, was found guilty by a jury in Hancock County Circuit Court yesterday of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Andrew Sterns, 30, of Weirton. The jury deliberated for nearly four hours before returning the verdict. Judge James G. McClure set sentencing for 9 :30 a.m. on March 17. A charge of involuntary manslaughter carries a maximum sentence o f one year in the county jail and a fine. The shooting of Sterns by Foutty bcurred at the Foutty residence at 211 Fairyiew St. on Oct. 22 of last year, climaxing an on-again, off-again three-year love affair between Sterns and Mrs. Marian Foutty. The case went to the jury at 2 p.m. following summation by Edward A. Zagula, prosecuting at-' torney, and Leonard Z. Alpert, Turn To Foutty Page 2 Thomas J. Bruno, 29, of 2305 Pennsylvania Ave., was arrested by Weirton police last night as they were making a routine patrol of Main Street at 10:15 p.m. Mr. Bruno was arrested on charge of permitting a game of chance. When police walked into the small store-like building that recently opened for business at 3106M- Main St., they found cards and money on the table. Ray C. Finch, 28, of Summer St., was also arrested for acting as doorkeeper for a gambling establishment. The place has no name. Both men are scheduled for hearings March 16 at 9 a.m. in Municipal Court. Awards Presented By Elks Club 'Most Valuable' Students Selected Two Weir High students have been named winners of the "Most Valuable Student" contest sponsored by the Weirton Elks Lodge, according to Kenneth Muhart, exalted ruler. They are: Lawrence Barlow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Barlow of 178 Culler Road, and Miss Georgianna Tsekouras, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patelis T. Sekouras, of 228 Columbus Way. S c h o l a r s h i p , - c i t i z e n s h i p , personality, leadership per- serverance, resourcefulness, patriotism, general worthiness and financial need were the criteria used by the judges in examining the brochures of the two students, Mr. Muhart said. They are now eligible for state competition and possible national recognition if selected state winners. Lawrence is historian of the HI-" Y.Club, activities chairman of Weir High Student Council; com- 'mittee member of the National Honor Society; member of the Weir High Band, Weirite Staff and Chess Club, and played a part in the play "The Mouse that Roared". He is a member of St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, and West Virginia Youth Bowling Association, and has been selected to apply for a National Honor Society Scholarship. He plans to attend West Virginia University to study pharmacy. Miss Tsekouras is chaplain of the Tri-Hi-Y Club; member of the GAA Club, F u t u r e Medical Careers Club, National Honor Society; W e i r i t e staff, and Student Council Activities Committee. Her achievements include N a t i o n a l Merit Scholarship Finalist, N a t i o n a l Council of English Teachers C e r t i f i c a t e , Betty Crocker Award, Who's Who in American High School, the Society of Outstanding American High School Students, NEDT Certificate, and West Virginia Girls' State Supreme Court Judge. Out of school activities include Candystriper at Weirton General Hospital (250 hours service); and Sunday School teacher at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. She plans to attend West Virginia University to study biology, with hopes of entering . the pediatrics field. Members of the Elks Youth Activities Committee are Dave Coates, Charles Richards, Paul Duffy, Art Sosenko, Jules Nagy, Ken Bunting, Joe Carter and Kenneth Muhart. WIN YOUTH CONTEST - Kenneth Muhart,' (LEFT), exalted ruler of Weirlon Elks Uilge, presents fSO Savings bonds to Georglnnnn Tsekouras anil Lawrence Barlow after they were nnnicd winners locnl Elks "Most Valuable Student" contest. At RIGHT Is Dnvc Coates, member ol Ihc Elks Youth Activities Committee.

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