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   Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 11, 1976, Bluefield, West Virginia                                HP" 5 Btueftetd Dairy "Megraph, Thursday, March IT, T�7� ' Ford Decision On New River Project Expected Soon Announcement May Come During Campaign WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford is expected to announce during a North Carolina campaign swing this weekend the Interior Department decision on preserving the New River, a White House spokeswoman said Wednesday. The spokeswoman said it was anticipated that nterior Secretary Thomas S. Kleppe would reach a decision by late Friday on North Carolina's request that the river be included in the federalWild and Scenic River System. Such a move by Kleppe, involving a 26.5 mile stretch of the stream within North Carolina, would block Appalachian Power Co. plants to build a twin-dam hydroelectric project along the New River i Virginia. The dams would flood thousands of acres in the two states. However, the White House spokeswoman cautioned that she wasn't informed about the specifics of Kleppe's impending decision - whether he will approve the North Carolina plan, disapprove it or take some kind of compromise position. At Interior, she said, "they are very tight-lipped about what the decision will be." But she added that during Ford's campaign trip, "I assume it will come up on Saturday regardless of what the decision is." Te spokeswoman said it was expected that Kleppe would make his decision about the time he returns late Friday from a trip to New Oreleans* A Kleppe decision could^be overruled by the U.S. Court of Appeals, which is considering whether to validate the Federal Power Commission license for the dam project. An Interior spokesman said the department's Atlanta regional office was working to complete a final environmental impact statement on the New River proposal "as expeditiously as possible." "They're going as hard as they can in Atlanta," he said. However, the spokesman refused to predict exactly when Kleppe would reach a decision on the plan. "It's just impossible to estimate," the Interior official said. He added that he was unaware of any friction between Kleppe and the White House because of possible political pressure being brought to approve the New River proposal, in order to enhance Ford's chances in the North Carolina primary March 23. Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C, told reporters he had learned that Kleppe would opt to save the river "so Ford can bask in the glory on Saturday" while campaigning in North Carolina. Chinese Struggle Intensifies TOKYO (AP) - Mao Tse-tung has issued a statement to the Chinese people intensifying the battle against Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-ping, target of a nationwide poser and propaganda campaign.. A broadcast Wednesday by China's official news agency Hsinhua reported the Communist party chairman's call to all Chinese "to take a still more active part in the current struggle" in which Teng is depicted as a "capitalist roader" - a follower of capitalist principles. Teng was not named, but Hsinhua said Mao had "exposed the reactionary nature of the unrepentant capitalist-roa-der (Teng) in the party who goes against the trend of history." Hsinhua carried an editorial in the official People's Daily saving the 71-year-old Teng and his backers "directed their spearhead at our great leader Chairman Mao, at his revolutionary line, and at the masses of revolutionary people." The editorial was the first in a major party publication to be devoted entirely to the current campaign. Until now, the campaign has only been mentioned in editorials on other subjects. It marked the first time Hsinhua, which broadcasts Chinese news overseas, reported on the campaign, thus indicating a new degree of confidence and openness by the anti-Teng forces._ Riley-Vest Post Will Meet Tonight The regular monthly meeting of Riley-Vest Post No. 9, American Legion, will be held tonight at 8 at the University Club at the West Virginian Hotel in Bluefield. DEATHS and FUNERALS MRS. CLARA B. LEFUER Mrs. Clara Brown Lefler, 94, of Tazewell, Va., died Tuesday night at her home after a long illness. Born in Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Rufus B. and Susan Stratton Conley. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. William W. (Rose) Peery of Tazewell, Mrs. Charles G. (Nancy) Gillespie of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. James T. (Alverta) Peery of Bluefield, Va.; three sons, J. Britt Brown of Bluefield; Va., Tom'J. Brown of Tazewell and Charles F. Brown of Chattahoochie, Fla.; and 39 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown's Chapel on Stoney Ridge with Rev. Leon Yost officiating. Burial will follow in Brown's Cemetery. Friends may call at Greever Funeral Home in Tazewell Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. jSlurfuld Dailrj iWrgrapfj ESTABLISHED lift Publlthcd tvtry morning by th* Dally Ttltgraph prUrtlna Co. 411 Bland Strwt, BluMMcT. W. V�. Uni- MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS which It txclutlvtly ntltIM to th* irte or publication of all news dltoatchat crMlttd to thlt pa par and ado tha local nawi pvMithao' mar* *> suBSCnimioN�AT�s ByMalt In flrtt and aacond tonaa and an of Wait Virginia U*.tO par vaar. Horn* otllvary r*t*� SJ.�0 par ealandar month. Rat** lo ottiar una* lurnlthad on application. Mambar Audit Bureau el Clr-* cMailon. � Advertising Repraientatlv*. Mathtwi, Shannon * Culfen. MRS. EDITH RUDY AUSTIN Mrs. Edith Rudy Austin, 89, of Los Angeles, Ca., formerly of Bluefield, Va., died Sunday in a Los Angeles hospital after a brief illness. Born in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Hattie B. Rudy. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star No. 66, a member of the White Shrine and the Order of Rebekah. Survivors inlcude one daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Mary) Hendricks.of Los.Angeles; one son, J. Olin Austin of Bluefield, Va.; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, Va., with Rev. James Hart officiating. Graveside rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Cemetery in Austinville, Va. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday after 9 a.m. WILLIAM HOWARD WILSON William Howard Wilson, 57, of 107 South Street, Bluefield, Va., died Wednesday in a Bluefield hospital after a long illness. Born in Burkes Garden, Va., he was the son of William Haynes Wilson of Bluefield and the late Ida Gertrude McMeans Wilson. He had made his home in Bluefield, Va., with his sister, Mrs. Gerald Caudill Sr., for the past several years. Survivors in addition to his father include six sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Leedy of Falls Mills, Va., Mrs. Annie Thompson of North Tazewell, Va., Mrs. Nellie Compton of Troutville, Va., Mrs. Hazel Farrell of Hialeah, Fla., Mrs. Gerald Caudill Sr. and Mrs. Lillian Bane, both of Bluefield, Va.; two brothers, Harold Wilson of Bluefield and Aubrey Wilson of Pulaski, Va. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, Va., with Rev. Larry Davis and Rev. C. E. Throgmartin officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ronald Peery, Tom Hager, Rick White, Henry Young, Arnold Mitchem, Gene Leedy, Donnie Buckner, Dicke Peery. The body remains at the funeral home where friends, may call from 7 until 9 p.m. tonight. NEBRASKA B. GARDNER Deacon Nebraska Bernon Gardner, 75, of 1229 Greenbrier Street in Bluefield, was dead on arrival at a Bluefield hospital Tuesday. Death was attributed to natural causes. He was born in Enis the son of the late Immanuel and Ida Willis Gardner. He had been a resident of Mercer and McDowell County for over 50 years and was employed by Eastern Fuel and Gas Company at Keystone. He was a retired miner, a member of United Mine Workers of America at Keystone, a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Bluefield, where he was a Sunday School superintendent for several years and was a member of the Senior Choir. He was also involved with several community-wide projects of the city. He attended Elkhorn High School and Store College at Harpers Ferry, Va. and was preceded in death by a foster daughter, Letha Clemmons. Surviving are his widow, Lucille C. Gardner; three brothers, Ulysses Gardner of Detroit, Mich., Woodrow Gardner of Liberia, West Africa, and Ollie Gardner of Lakin; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Starling of Detroit and Mrs. Fern Berkley of Detroit. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Fermnell Dowell, Rev. J. Matthew Coleman, Rev. John Hooper and Rev. Howard Dues officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Littlesburg. Pallbearers will be W. A. Holcombe, Narlin Hagler, Harlow Anthony, Earl Mauldin, Jasper Bailey, John Williamson. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church, Theodore Penn, John Haislip, Alex Wilson. Ladies of the church and friends will carry flowers. The body will be removed from Lugo's Funeral Service in Bluefield today to the church where friends may call from 7 until 9 p.m. and one hour prior to service. BERNARD H.HUGHES Bernard Howard Hughes, 67, of Bramwell, was dead on arrival Wednesday at a Bluefield hospital following a short illness. He was born at Leckle and was a son of the late Sam and Myrtle Fletcher Hughes. He had been a resident of Bramwell for the past 44 years and was retired from Pocahontas Fuel Corp., Store Department in 1970. He was a member and elder of Bramwell Presbyterian Church and was a member of Bramwell Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Dea Peraldo Hughes; two daughters, Mrs. Bob (Marianna) Stoker of Bluefield, Va., and Mrs. Chester (Judy) Sword of Bluefield; one brother, Ray L. Hughes of Glenburnie, Md.; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Bramwell Presbyterian Church with Dr. C. H. Patterson and Rev. George Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Bluewell. Pallbearers will be Tony Lotito Jr., John Morris, Leo Peraldo Jr., Bill Belcher, Harold Scott, Johnny Blevins, D. M. Stoker, Clifton Hill. Ladies of the church will carry flowers. Friends may call at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home1 in Bluewell today from 6 until 9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to service. MRS. FANNIE L. PARKS Mrs. Fannie Lou Parks, 83, of Anawalt, died in a Welch hospital Wednesday night following a long illness. She was born in Grayson County, Va., and was a daughter of the late Duncan and Etta Peak Cooper Duncan. She had been a resident of Anawalt since 1920 and was a member of Cornith Baptist Church at Rugby, Va. Surviving are her husband, Fletcher Parks; three daughters, Mrs. Woodrow (Ann) Hagy of Leckie, Mrs. Woodrow (Prudy) Spencer of Anawalt and Mrs. Richard (Betty) Hall of Beckley; two sons, Delbert Parks of Munson and Clarence Parks of Dear-field Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Essie Plummer of Volney, Va., and Mrs. Alma Bailey of Marion, Va.; five brothers, Fernley Cooper of Princeton, Kline Cooper of Anawalt, Gene Cooper of Baltimore, Md., Kent Cooper of Volney and Lyle Cooper of Volney; 12 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Chapel in Bluewell with Rev. John Laf-ferty officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Bluewell.  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 until 9 p.m. Pallbearers win be Posey Goins, Otis Matheny, Tom Martin, Harold Davis, Harry Parks, Raymond Gilley, Steven Kowalski and Ruben Subtarina. Dine At Ins WEST VIRGINIA!* Iriskfast-LiiciT Sunday Buffet ADOLPHUS H. HALL Adolphus Henry Hall, 66, of Rt. 1, Tazewell, Va., died Wednesday at his home after an apparent heart attack. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Peery & St Clair Funeral Home in TazewelL Funerals SHELL, Walter, 72, of Keystone: Today at 2:30 p.m. at Bennett-Fanning Funeral Chapel in Northfork with Rev. Wiley Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Bluewell. Pallbearers: Robert Burkes, Charlie Burkes, Dwight Bailey, Larry Bailey, Howard Sizemore and Pete Falcamato. RAY, Mrs. Tattie Martha, 80, of Hill Creek Road in Richlands, Va.: Friday at 1 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home Chapel in Richlands, Va., with Rev. H. D. Hampton and Rev. Grat Horton officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill's Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va Pallbearers will be Calvin Dowdy, Dean Helbert, Vencil Maggard, Bobby Hess, Brownie Hess and Alton Hess. HALL, William A., 54, of Bailey Street in Princeton: Today at 2 p.m. in the Burns Wornal Chapel of Memorial Funeral Directory in Princeton with Rev. Paul Hall officiating Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens on Bluefield-Princeton Road. Pallbearers: John White, Dale Harmon, Don Calfee, Harold Catron, Marvin Harmon Jr., Carl Calfee. Friends and neighbors will carry flowers. MRS. MARGIE WATTS JUSTICE Mrs. Margie Watts Justice, 81, of Asco, died Tuessay at her home following a long illness. Born May 30, 1894, at Asco, she was the daughter of the late William and Eliza Buchanan Watts. She was preceded in death .by her parents, her husband and one daughter. She was a mer of the Davy First Church of God. Survivors include four daughters, Miss Nannie Justice of Asco, Mrs. Albert (Etta) Sanford of Seymour, Conn., Mrs. Earl (Myrtle) Leonardo of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. James (Mary Doris) Schilling of Anaheim, Ca.; one son, Kermii Justice of Indian Creek in Wyoming County; one sister, Mrs. Onda Parks of Bellevue, Neb.; several nieces and nephews; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at the Davy First Church of God with Rev. Claude Oliver and Capt. Jim Bovender officiating. Burial will follow in the Justice Cemetery at Asco. Friends will serve as pallbearers and ladies of the church as flowerbearers. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services. Fanning Funeral Home in Welch is in charge of arrangements. BILL BURN ARD WRIGHT Bill Burnard Wright, 40, of Grundy, Va., died at his home early Wednesday morning of an apparent heart attack. He was born in Buchanan County, Va. He was a member of the Poplar Creek Church of Christ and an employe of the Cities Service Corp. of Grundy, Va. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Phyllis Perry Wright, of Grundy; his mother, Mrs. Effie Jordan of Mountain City, Term.; two daughters, Miss Sheliah Ann Wright of Chicato, 111 Chicago, 111., and Miss Martha Hope Wright of the home; one son, David Lee Wright of Chicago, 111.; and one brother, Vernon Wright of Bluefield. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at Grundy Funeral Home-Chapel with Eugene Evans and Michael Trent officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park at Grundy. Acting pallbearers will be Kermit Duty, Jack Boyd, Earl Cline, Harold Baldwin; Bobby Billiter, Jerry Sampson Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Buchanan, Reual Ratliff, Bill Woodrum, Paul Mays, Percy Ratliff and Carl Phillips. The body will remain at Grundy Funeral Home where friends may call after noon today. MRS. MARGARET B. WINGO Mrs. Margaret B. Wingo, 93, of Yukon, died Tuesday at her home of a long illness. She was born in Tazewell, Va., and was a daughter of the late Milburn and Betty Brewster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Wingo, in January 1956. Surviving are two sons. Moody T. Wingo of Abingdon, Va., and Charles E. Wingo of Bluefield, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. John (Beatrice) Cox of Welch and Mrs. Arch (Blanche) Altizer of Yukon; 14 grandchildren and 23 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, War, with Rev. Lance Yost officiating. Burial will follow in Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery, Richlands, Va. Friends may call at the church today from 5 until 9 p.m. Douglas Funeral Home in War is in charge of arrangements. MRS. STELLA MAYNARD CLEMENTS Mrs. Stella Maynard Clements, 76, of Washington, D, C, died early Wednesday morning in a Richlands, Va. hospital following a brief illness. She had been visiting with her sister, Mrs. W. P. Dixon of 3101 West Front Street in Richlands, Va., for the past several months. The body was flown to Washington Wednesday morning where funeral services and burial win be held. SIZES: BEACON Board Has 8 Applications For Outside Sewage Hookups By JIM TERRY The Bluefield Sanitary Board presently has about eight applications requesting sewage line connections in areas outside city limits, but within what has been described as the board's general area of service, officials said Wednesday night. Sanitary Board superintendent James Macomber, during the second of the board's two regular monthly-meetings, said preliminary application forms for the potential outside connections ' have been prepared. Just after the meeting, Macomber said he has received about eight" applications from persons wishing to have their residences or businesses connected to the board lines, all in the Grassy Branch area. Bluefield Mayor ' Edwin Elliott, chairman of the Sanitary Board, however, said he is opposed to allowing the outside connections until the board has completed connections to locations not presently using the system within city limits. Last week, Macomber estimated that about 50 families, all within city limits, MRS. MAUDE M. RINGSTAFF Mrs. Maude McBrayer Ringstaff, 68, of Washington Square in Richlands, Va., died Wednesday in a Richlands, Va hospital following a long illness. She was born in Jackson County, Ohio, and was a daughter of the late Charles William and Georgianna Marsh McBrayer. She was a retired schoolteacher, formerly employed by Tazewell County School system at Richlands Elementary School for several years. She was a member of Richlands Christian Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Trainor of Silver Spring, Md.; one son, William Childress of Orlando, Fla, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Campbell and Miss Etta Mae McBrayer, both of Loraine, Ohio, and Mrs. Helen Whitaker of Cedar Bluff, Va.; one brother, Ralph McBrayer of Union; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Tazewell County Funeral Home Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Charles Willard officiating. Burial will follow in Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery at Richlands. Nephews and friends will be pallbearers. Friends may call at the funeral home today after 5 p.m. Funds (Continued from Page One) supervision of the Virginia Conservation and Economic Development Department, date for the beginning of construction has not been ; nounced. Said Williams: "This is a project we have been working toward most diligently for at least the past three or four years. The thousands of visitors from the north coming into Virginia on Interstate 77 will make use of the information center. Hundreds will spend extra time in the Old Dominion who otherwise would cross our state and be attracted to the en tertainment features so widely publicized in Tennessee and North Carolina. . ." Williams added that "all of Southwest Virginia will benefit from the center. . .But by the same token, the entire state will receive direct benefits." The Association's board of directors earlier this year had gone on record as asking the Virginia General Assembly to provide funds for the construction of the facility. Mine (Continued from Page One) Rep. Carter said the mine was known "to be gassy," an assessment also made by Carl Smithers, retired district superintendent for the Kentucky Mines' and Minerals Commission. The mine, one of three operated by Scotia on the same tie, is on a geological formation known as the Pike Mountain Fault. That formation contributes to the presence of methane gas in the mine. NOTICE... The USDA Choice Round Steak Price In Wednesdays Paper Is Incorrect... IT SHOULD READ: USDA CHOICE 
                            

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