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2 Th Index-Journal, Greenwood, SC., Thure., Sptembef 21, 1989 Radio operator Deaths and funerals (Continued from page 1 ) relocated back to Jackson, Mich., where his company has another plant." "I can't tell you how much I appreciate the Sheriffs Department in referring me to Gillian," Brown said. "They really went to bat to help me. Gillian said what started as a hobby turns out to be necessity in times of trouble. Gillian and other operators like Rocky and Fred McKinney and Bill Sargent, all of Ninety Six, will swing into action to assist those in need of help from Hugo's blow or provide local weather conditions. "With catastrophic weather or other emergencies sometimes ham radio is the only communication method available," Gillian said. Gillian is prepared even if the voice wave lengths are not connecting. "I'll use Morse code," he said. A 15-year employee of Neptune Measurement Co., Gillian keeps his ham radio outfit at his home complete with a computer for printouts on weather and other data. "Earle used to have the radio setup on the back porch but moved it inside after he became so active with it," said his wife Vivian. Over the years, Gillian said, he had talked to operators in 150 countries and proudly displays signal call letter cards he has received as a friendly gesture from many of them. Gillian's call letters, K4VIA, aren't just a random combination of letters and a number. "K stands for the USA, while '4' designates the southeast," he said. Vivian Gillian recalls listening to a conversation her husband was having with a Japanese operator. "I was in the kitchen but I could hear the Japanese operator just as clear as if he were in the other room," she said. Language differences don't pose much of a problem, Gillian said. "You can usually find some operator who at least speaks broken English." Gillian said there are 52 members of the Greenwood area Amateur Radio Society, including Ninety Six, Newberry, Laurens, and Abbeville. "The most exciting experience I had, I think, was about 20 years ago, when an earthquake shook Alaska," Gillian said. Here again, Gillian had been called in to assist a local family in finding news of relatives there. "I finally found them and they were safe," he smiled. Before that, in 1959, Gillian was on the scene with his radio when Hurricane Grade hit Charleston. Operating a ham radio for the American Red Cross, Gillian said he was headquartered in the basement of a large building as Gracie and her 120 mph winds blasted through the city. "That time, I remember, there was six to seven inches of rain in Greenwood and, as far inland as Batesburg, there were 75 mph winds spawned by Gracie," he said. Gillian was on the radio during the Olympic Games last year in South Korea and once talked to "Miss America 1964" while she was on a Caribbean cruise. Although he doesn't have contacts worldwide on a regular basis, Gillian, like his fellow members of the ham radio club, gets on the air waves to help secure transportation for those professionals who have to travel in hazardous weather conditions. "When there's a severe snow or ice storm, all of us tune in to help nurses, emergency medical services, police and fire departments," Gillian said. At 58, Gillian said he doesn't intend to turn off his signal anytime soon. "As long as I can turn the knobs, I'll be on the air," said the Greenwood native. CPW adds emergency number Commissioners of Public Works have established a second emergency telephone line to be used in case of severe weather. "We will have an extra standby crew available in case of unusual problems from the hurricane," said CPW spokesman Teresa Warner. "Customers with emergency problems should try our regular after-hours number, 223-1666. In the event they can't get through on that line, they should try our standby number, 227-6111," said Warner. Troops dispatched (Continued from page 1) from companies in Fort Polk, La.; Fort Hood, Texas; and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. On Wednesday, armed Coast Guard crewmen from at least one of the six Coast Guard ships in the area went ashore on St. Croix, the largest of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands at 84 square miles, to try to restore order. After Hugo hit St. Croix, damaging virtually every building on the island of 53,000, looters stripped stores of merchandise and many residents armed themselves with guns and knives. To counter roaming lawless mobs, merchants posted armed guards. Local National Guardsmen and police reportedly joined in the looting. A spokesman for the Pen tagon's National Guard Bureau, Maj. Bob Dunlap, said the reports involving Guardsmen were not confirmed. On Wednesday, the popular tourist retreat still lacked water, power and telephone service. Hurricane winds that stripped trees turned the lush island southeast of Puerto Rico into a brown wasteland. The island's governor said Hugo caused no deaths, but hundreds of people were reported injured and thousands left homeless. Holland L. Red-field II, a territorial senator, said as much as 90 percent of the island was destroyed. Coast Guard cutters evacuated frightened tourists and residents, some of whom had pleaded with arriving reporters to take them off. Visions for Youth' (Continued from page 1) most help, and the younger they can get it, the better," he says. Vision for Youth will identify problems facing younsters, such as abuse of alcohol and drugs, delinquency, sexual activity and school dropout, then develop programs to help solve those problems. At a news conference here announcing the program and the Kellogg grant, officials from Clemson and S C. State said Grant Shrum, recently retired head of the National 4-H Council in Washington, will serve as interim director of the project until a full-time director is employed. While the rate of alcohol and drug abuse by South Carolina youth is generally lower than other states nationwide, a survey in the mid-1980s by the S.C. Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse found that by their high schol senior year more than 50 percent of those surveyed were using alcohol, 4.6 percent were using cocaine and 19.7 percent using marijuana. Delinquency is on the rise. The number of commitments to S.C. Department of Youth Services correctional facilities jumped from 709 in 1984 to 866 in 1987. South Carolina leads the nation in infant mortality, due in part to teenage pregnancy. According to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmen tal Control, pregnancies for South Carolina girls age 14-17 from 1979 to 1984 averaged 5,700 with about 4,000 of these giving birth. "The 'Visions for Youth' program is the kind of forward-thinking cooperative venture that characterizes Clemson University, South Carolina State College and the Kellogg Foundation," Governor Carroll Campbell said. "I'm pleaased that my office played a developmental role in this program, because it recognizes that our young people are threatened by drugs, illiteracy, ignorance and apathy," he added. While the entire state will benefit in the long run from this new educational venture, the immediate beneficiaries will be many of our young people, said Max Lennon, Clemson University president. "The state further stands to gain from the close working relationship between Clemson University and South Carolina State College throughout this four-year project which is being monitored by universities from California to New York," he added. A 22-member council will guide the project, working with local youth boards. The Kellogg Foundation is among the world's largest private philanthropic organizations, supporting programs iri the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and southern Africa. Reunions ANDERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING A group of early graduates of Anderson County Hospital School of Nursing is planning a dinner meeting Friday at Belmont Hotel, Abbeville. For more information, call 379-2241 (Due West) or 459-2503 (Abbeville). KLUGH WILLIAMS-LOMAX The Klugh, Williams and Lomax families will have their annual family reunion meeting Saturday at 5 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Agnes Klugh. HORNE The descendants of the Rev. Preston P. and Annie H. Home will have their annual family reunion Sunday at 1 p.m. at the home of George Berley Home of Fair-forest Drive. Please bring a hearty lunch and your favorite beverage. DAVENPORT The Davenport reunion will be Sunday at Mathews Community Center. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Hurricane (Continued from page 1) center crosses the coast. Hugo posed the highest risk for residents from Savannah, Ga., to Myrtle Beach. The highest probability was a 30 percent chance that the storm would land at Charleston or Savannah by Sunday, forecasters said. At 9 a.m. EDT, Hugo's center was 350 miles southeast of Savannah, or at 28.9 degrees north latitude and 76.4 degrees west longitude. It was moving northwest at 17 mph, up from 12 mph Wednesday: Hugo's wind speed also rose to 110 mph, but forecasters said little further strengthening was likely From north Florida to the Caro-linas, people stocked up on emergency supplies to board up windows and carry them through several days without electricity and water. "They're buying me out of all my candles, tape, flashlights, propane fuel, oil and lamps," said Tim Brindley, manager of a K mart store in Mount Pleasant, a Charleston suburb. The governor requested that shelters be opened today in eight coastal counties. His emergency declaration put the National Guard and state law enforcement agencies on alert and ordered vans to be made available to evacuate elderly residents. Twenty shelters were opened at schools and municipal buildings in Charleston County, said Bill Miller, public information officer for the Charleston Emergency Preparedness Division, who expected most people would arrive today. Officials order the evacuation of Kiawah Island, a residential and resort island, by 8 a.m. today. Officials in Beaufort and Dorchester counties and in Myrtle Beach urged residents of coastal and low-lying areas to head for shelters. On the island of Folly Beach, south of Charleston, some people didn't wait for evacuation orders. "People are making preparations to go ahead and leave on their own," said Police Chief Fred Welch. J Gorbachev message (Continued from page 1) to Shevardnadze during their talks Friday and Saturday in Jackson Hole, Wyo., the officials said. If it is adopted, however, Soviets still would have to register their travel plans with the State Department's Office of Foreign Missions. This is designed to address security concerns, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. In practice, Americans and Soviets occasionally are granted permission to enter the prohibited zones. For instance, Soviet Ambassador Yuri V. Dubinin was permitted to visit off-limits parts of the United States several dozen times, an official said. It was not known how the Soviets would respond. But the "Open Lands" proposal obviously had in mind the more open policies of Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. "The idea is o abolish the curbs on a reciprocal basis so travel theoretically is permitted everywhere," an official said. Jet crash (Continued from page 1) weather was not a factor in the 11:29 p.m. crash. The plane split into three pieces, its nose remaining above water on a pier that holds runway approach lights. The other pieces were partly submerged in 25- to 40-foot-deep water, just beyond a runway that extended onto pylons 10 feet above the water. A crane raised the wreckage at dawn. "What held it up was a lighting bridge," Mayor Edward I. Koch said of the front section. "The back section, God held that up." ' Stephen Berger, executive director of the Port Authority, which operates the airport, said several people walked away from the crash, and at least one took a taxi home. Some survivors crawled onto the wing to await rescue. Others some shoeless slid out exits into the water. At least one person was cut from the wreckage. "They were hanging from the pier, hanging on the wing, hanging from the front of the plane," said police Lt. Larry Johnston. The airport reopened this morning after six hours. The plane was delivered new to USAir in January and had no history of mechanical problems, said Nancy Vaughan, another USAir spokeswoman. Coast Guard Lt. Tom Blisard said most of the passengers were saved because the water was not cold, the plane went down close to the lighted runway and the impact was not harsh. He said the only problem was a strong current. David Hawthorne, a CBS News producer who was on the plane, said he moved toward the back and got out onto a wing. "A lot of women and children were screaming that they couldn't swim, they couldn't swim," Hawthorne said. Coast Guard boats and planes, police vehicles, a cherry picker and divers responded. Frank O'Brien, 25, of New York City, said he helped a few passengers. "A couple people couldn't swim so we got them on the driftwood," he said. "It was a kind of 'row, row, row your boat.' It was kind of funny, but not really. You can't think about what can happen here." The plane's engines apparently cut off halfway down the runway and went into reverse thrust, Hawthorne said. "At that time no one thought there was going to be real trouble," he told CBS via cellular telephone. "Most people were pretty calm after we got out onto the wing of the plane," he said. "And they waited for boats to come pick us up and the rescuers also arrived and I have to say they did a pretty good job of keeping everybody calm and getting them safely off." Now you know Warner Bros, premiered its Vitaphone sound-on-disk movie system in new York in 1926. A short film introducing the process was shown along with a feature film, "Don Juan." PRESTON WHITE ABBEVILLE Preston White, 72, of 707 Secession Ave., husband of Queen Esther Jacobs White, died Sept. 20, 1989 at the VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. Bora in Abbeville County, he was a son of the late Preston and Estelle Tolbert White. He was a U.S Army World War II veteran, a former employee of the city of Abbeville and was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Evans of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Bessie Lee Howard, Miss Carolyn Edna White and Mrs. Connie Riley, all of Abbeville; two sons, Preston White and John W. White, both of Augusta, Ga. ; two sisters, Mrs. Eliza White and Mrs. Ruth W. Aiken of Abbeville; a brother, James White of San Mateo, Calif. ; and 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James A.M.E. Church with the Rev. L.E. Crumlin officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The body is at Richie Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The family is at the home. Education (Continued from page 1) moderate disparities between rich and poor districts. In 1984, the Education Improvement Act increased the state sales tax by 1 percent, to 5 percent, and used the money for such things as increased teacher salaries. As recently as this past legislative session, lawmakers approved a measure called Target 2000 allowing schools meeting certain achievement levels a greater degree of flexibility in designing curriculums. As state funding has increased, though, federal funding as a percentage of the state school dollar has shrunk. In the 1977-78 school year, the federal government accounted for 14 percent of the $987.4 million spending on South Carolina schools. By 1987-88, the federal portion had dropped to 8 percent of a $2.3 billion state education budget. Still, South Carolina this year left the SAT score cellar after at least two years on the bottom with a 838 cumulative average that ranked one notch above last-place North Carolina. Campbell said he was not pushing for more federal money, so much as freer use of what is available. As an example, he cited a federal program with some restrictions on the use of computers for handicapped students. State officials would like to use the machines in adult literacy classes when not being used for the handicapped. But federal restrictions prevent that. Evelyn Blackwelder, a deputy executive for the state school boards association, told the governor the chaotic issuance of federal regulations hampers education. She cited, for example, a need for coordination in regulations covering disadvantaged students and those in danger of dropping out of school. "We're not saying we don't want any regulations," she said. "We want regulations. But we want them to be coordinated." South Carolina so far has only sampled the idea popularly known as choice, in which parents are able to select their children's schools. Conferees seemed split on the concept, which supporters say encourages competition and pushes schools to perform. But Campbell and others suggested the concept was not without drawbacks in South Carolina, a state in which slightly more than a third of the residents are black. City log VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS Fire firefighters from volunteer stations 50 and 75 responded Wednesday afternoon to a structure fire at a 227 Ashcroft Drive home. The fire occurred in the utility room of the home and caused minor damage, according to reports. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Greenwood EMS responded Wednesday to 10 emergencies and five transport requests. The calls were to Self Memorial Hospital (four), Kirksey Drive (two), South Main Street, Merriman Avenue, Hampton House Apartments, Baldwin Street, Charles Street, Edgewood Drive, Greenwood Health Care Center, Watson Street, and Woodrow Avenue. POLICE DEPARTMENT Greenwood city police responded Wednesday and today to four fraudulent checks, three assaults and battery, three burglaries, three petit larcenies, three cases of destruction of real or personal property, one case involving the pointing and presenting of a firearm, one criminal domestic violence incident, one grand theft auto, one case of simple possession of marijuana, one false statement to police, one case involving annoying phone calls, one missing person (later found), one grand larceny, one autobreaking incident, and one case of disorderly conduct. Department reports included the following incidents: A $100 bicycle was reported stolen Wednesday from a Crawford Street home. Vandals broke the display window of a newspaper box at South Main Street, causing $350 damage. An estimated $40 was reported stolen Wednesday from a pocket-book at an East Cambridge Avenue home. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT The Greenwood County Sheriff's Department responded Wednesday to three petit larcenies, one case of damage to real property, one case of destruction of personal property, and one autobreaking incident. Department reports included the following incidents: A $125 lawn mower was reported stolen Tuesday from a Treeway Road home. Two $20 watches and two $12 rings were reported stolen Wednesday from a 72 Bypass convenience store. A $49 radar detector was re- fiorted stolen early this morning rom a car parked at a Montague Avenue party shop. MRS. EARL (ANNE) CALDWELL Services for Mrs. Earl (Anne) T. Caldwell who died Sept. 13, 1989 will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Ga. with the Rev. James Speed officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church sanctuary. Ushers will be grandchildren. The family requests flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Greenwood First Presbyterian Church or Alzheimer's Association, University of Tennessee Medical Center, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, Tenn. 37920. JOHN W. BELCHER HODGES John West Belcher Jr., 68, died Sept. 18, 1989 at Greenville General Hospital. Bom in Greenwood County, he was a son of the late John West Belcher and Francis Robinson Belcher. He served in World War II and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hodges. Surviving are four brothers, Carl Belcher of Evanston, 111., Lawrence Belcher of North Chicago, Fred Belcher of Chicago and Luther Belcher of Hodges. Services will be announced by Daniel & Sons Funeral Home of Ninety Six. RUBY C. TEMPLETON LAURENS - Ruby Cogdill Templeton, 63, wife of R. Wayne Templeton, of 102 Lakeview Dr., died Sept. 19, 1989. Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of Nellie Bible Cogdill and the late William Cogdill. She was a member of Wayside Baptist Church of Laurens and was a nurse with Laurens Health Care Center. Surviving, in addition to her husband of the home and her mother of Laurens, are a son, Robert Wayne Templeton Jr. of Gray Court; a daughter, Mrs. Tommy (Lynne) Hellams of Waterloo; five brothers, Fred Cogdill, Mike Cogdill and Ted Cogdill, all of Laurens, Billy Cogdill of Columbia and Tim Cogdill of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven sisters, Margie King of Ware Shoals, Alleene Rocci of Pasadena, Calif., Edith Taylor of Gray Court, Ann Clark of Maryville, Tenn., Ruth Cox, Im-ogene Cox and Trudy Wilson, all of Laurens; three grandchildren and a great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 5 today at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Guy McDonald. The family will receive friends at the home. Memorials may be made to Wayside Baptist Church, Box 1077, Laurens 29360. Kennedy Mortuary in charge. MRS. BEATRICE T. BASKIN LOWNDESVILLE Mrs. Beatrice Tillman Baskin, 63, wife of Ernest Baskin, of Earl St. Apt. 5, died Sept. 20, 1989 at her home. Born in Abbeville County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Onnie Hunter Tillman. She was a member of the Heroines of Jericho and member of Hudson Chapel Holiness Church where she was a member of the Missionary Society and the Mother's Board. Surviving, in addition to her husband of the home, are six daughters, Mrs. Charlina Baskin, Miss Evelene Tillman and Mrs. Betty Jean Tate, all of Low-ndesville, Mrs. Annie Ruth Lomax of Elberton, Ga., Mrs. Vonnie Mae Cummings of An-treville and Mrs. Kathleen Baskin of Calhoun Falls; two sons, Ernest Baskin Jr. and Terry Baskin, both of Calhoun Falls; three sisters, Miss Louise Tillman of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Fannie Carson of Neptune, N.J. and Mrs. Zonnie Mae Lewis of Morehead City, N.C.; five brothers, Willie B. Tillman and Walter Eugene Tillman, both of Lowndesville, James Tillman of Abbeville, Arthur Tillman Jr. of Washington, D.C. and Robert Tillman of Maxton, N.C.; and 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be announced by Richie Funeral Home of Abbeville. The family is at the home. THE INDEX-JOURNAL USPS. 261-540 QmnwoodJoumil.MUIitKwdAug 1. 1885. Greenwood mdti MUbkahad Nov 7. 1 487; TlwJoumtimintaConMlidittdFtt) 6. 1919 PiMiiM VnMar MtWMMS mi Saatij Mrwt THE INDEX-JOURNAL COMPANY olOrMrwoodSC Second Cltm Ponapt PUd tarMnwuod, SC Rates by Carrier: 1Wk. 1Mo. 3 Mo. 6Mos. 12Mos. 1.75 7.60 22.75 45.50 91.00 By Mail 12.00 36.00 72.00 144.00 Sunday Only By Carrier 8 45 16 gQ Sunday Only By Mail 15.00 30.00 60.00 Th Index-Journal it not reaponaiblt tot monay paid in advance to cantata. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS Make All Remittances To: THE INDEX-JOURNAL COMPANY P.O. Box 1018, Greenwood, S.C. 29648 (POSTMASTER: Send address changes to above address.) 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