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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 16, 1973, Bluefield, West Virginia 2a Bluefield daily Telegraph sunday december 16, 1973 projects creating progressive image for chamber of Commerce by Jim Terry the a a new Bluefield chamber of Commerce is in the process of a rebuilding Quot according to its president b. G. Blalock and its executive director George Kellenberger and has promised to do whatever feasible to improve both Bluefield w. Va., and Bluefield va., since it serves both communities. The chamber began the process of rebuilding when Kellenberger took Over As executive director. The a old Quot chamber Many sources say was somewhat a lifeless Quot and lacking in drive those Days chamber officials say Are Over. Kellenberger says there is a a vast Quot amount of reorganization within the chamber aimed primarily at making the organization an Quot aggressive a one. The chamber has established two priority areas. They Are the formation of a legislative committee and a transportation committee. The legislative committee to be headed by Jack Paxton Public affairs manager for general Telephone co., a has lots of advantages Quot according to chamber president Blalock. A the members to be developed later Quot Blalock said a will attend pre legislative sessions to help establish ideas and recommendations to the state there May be such a session in Bluefield on Jan. 3. Kellenberger says the session is a tentative one but a we think we Are going to get he said officials from Bluefield w. Va., and Bluefield va., will attend to a listen to our delegates and representatives and to make suggestions about what can be done to improve this the chamber a transportation committee headed by i it Ogan Tate vice president and general manager of Gene a Telephone co., will concern itself mainly with possible solutions to transportation problems brought about by the current Energy crisis. The committee will study the possibilities of renewed rail passenger service in this area what can be done to ease the a cutting of flights by Piedmont airlines Quot potential bus transportation and related matters. In addition the chamber is on the verge of obtaining a professional Survey on the possibilities of establishing a tourism and recreation Complex in the area and is studying ways to make Bluefield the Center for a number of conventions. Tile chamber also is expected to begin an intense drive for increased membership sometime during this coming april or May. A what we want to do Quot Kellenberger said a is to make this chamber As Well known As possible. We Are going to have a new image. This is no longer the old Bluefield chamber of Commerce. We want people to get to know us and we think they will. Quot this coming july the chamber will be assisting Bluefield va., officials in celebrating the Community a 50th anniversary. The chamber a Board of directors meet at 4 . On the third thursday of each month. The groups december meeting however was held one week Early due to the upcoming holidays. According to attendance officials say the meeting was the most successful one held by the Board in recent years. Kellenberger says the chamber will appoint several committees to work on a number of local problems. A there is a lot to be said about the committee Structure Quot he said a a that a the Way to get things done. When you be got a Small number of people directing All their efforts to one goal you re Likely to i in i Norman Buster Cantrell Norman Cecil Buster Cantrell. 48, of Whitewood. Va., died Friday evening in a Richlands va., Hospital following a Brief illness. He was born in Russell county va., and was a Foster son of the late James and Flora Cantrell Boyd both Buchanan county va., natives. He had resided in the Whitewood area his entire life and was a 30-year employee with the Hobbs Brothers Coal company at Whitewood. Surviving Are his widow Dora Boyd Cantrell two daughters miss Betty Lois Cantrell and miss Rhonda Elaine Cantrell both of the Home four sons Norman Lester Cantrell Farley Edward Cantrell i Arry Ray Cantrell and Allen Wayne Cantrell All of Whitewood Ore half sister mrs. Dorothy Armstrong of Lakewood Ohio one half brother James w. Boyd of Whitewood one step sister mrs. Utile Gilbert of jewel Ridge and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted monday at i . At the residence with elder Oscar Lee Pruett and elder Wallace Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the Cantrell cemetery at Whitewood. Friends and neighbors will serve As pallbearers. Friends May Call at the residence today. Hurst Scott funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements Walter s. Green Walter s. Green 78, of Rock Camp died saturday in a Beckley Hospital after a Brief illness. Born in Mcdowell county he was a son of the late Steve and Juliana Estep Green. He had resided in the Monroe county area for the past 40 years he was a retired Sawmill worker and was preceded in death by his wife mrs. Mary carte Green in 1961. Survivors include two daughters mrs. Eula Knight of Union and mrs. Virginia Knuckles of Gap Mills one son Aubrey Green of Parkersburg three Brothers Enoch Green of Lookout Hiram Green of Creamery and Arthur Green of English one half brother Frank Brewster of red Sulphur Springs 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted monday at 2 . At Broyles funeral Chapel in Peterstown with Rev Ralph Smithson officiating. Burial will follow in Orchard cemetery. Grandsons will serve As pallbearers friends May Call at the funeral Home today after 2 . Mrs. Mary Yates Spangler mrs. Mary Yates Spangler 73, of abbs Valley. Va., died saturday in a Bluefield Hospital following a Long illness. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Rodriguez Pocahontas Union funeral Home in Pocahontas a. Mrs. Geraldine Mcdonall mrs. Geraldine Holmes Mcdonall 71, of North Tazewell va., died thursday in a Bluefield Hospital following a Long illness bom in St. Clair she was a daughter of the late George w. And Sarah Thompson Holmes. She attended Public schools in Fayette county and attended West Virginia state. She was a member of Little Zion Baptist Church in Bishop a. Survivors include her husband Lincoln Thurman Mcdonall three sons. De Mcdonall of Anchorage Alaska Joseph l. Mcdonall of Tazewell a. And James h Mcdonall of Cleveland Ohio three daughters mrs. Eunice Camp and mrs. Olive Malone of Cleveland and mrs. Mary Douglas of Laos Angeles Calif. One brother James h. Holmes of Beckley la grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be at i pm monday in the Little Zion Baptist Church at Bishop with Rev. Howard Dewes Rev. Stewart Reynolds and Rev. Willie Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in North Tazewell. Pallbearers will be Nathaniel i Bright Jessie hams John Hawkins Herbert Lockett. Williard Haulsey and Jerry Smith. Friends May Call from 7 to 9 today at the Church. Lugo funeral service in Bluefield is in charge of the arrangements Ira Jackson Holdren Ira Jackson Holdren 65, of Narrows va., died Friday in a Pearisburg va., Hospital following a Short illness. He was a retired employee of the celanese Plant at Narrows. He was preceded in death by his wife mrs. Leota Shepherd Holdren. Survivors include one daughter Clara Holdren of Narrows five Brothers Modie Charlie Archie and Rinard Holdren of Elizabethton tenn., and Bill Holdren of Bluefield three Sisters mrs. Kate Ket chem of Elizabethton mrs. Lilly Harris of Bowenville ky., and mrs. Birt Holdren of Oak Vale and one grandchild. Funeral services will be at 2 . Monday at riffed a funeral Chapel in Narrows with burial following in Elgood cemetery in Elgood. Friends May Call from 3 to 9 . Today at the funeral Home. Roy e. Hurst Roy e. Hurst 79, of i Ash meet died saturday evening in a Princeton Hospital following a Short illness. Bom at Lashmeet he was a son of the late or. And mrs Thomas Hurst. He was a Veteran of world War i the Jmwa Faical 6039 at Dott and a member of the Rich Creek primitive Baptist Church surviving Are his widow Lena Childers Hurst one daughter mrs. Albert Ruby Perdue of it. 5, Bluefield two sons Ralph Hurst of Lashmeet and Ray Hurst of Chesapeake a. Seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted tuesday at i . At Bailey Chapel in Princeton with elder Millard Crotty and elder Earl in vell officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn memorial gardens. Friends May Call at the funeral monday from 3 until 9 30 . George Blackwell George Blackwell 82, of the Willowbrook Road in Princeton died saturday in a Beckley Hospital following a Long illness. Bom in Tazewell. Va., he was a son of the late Benjamin and Amanda Puckett Blackwell. He was a Veteran of world War i and was preceded in death by his wife Etta Mae Blackwell in 11963. Surviving Are three sons Garnett Blackwell of Princeton Berman Blackwell of Dott and Lloyd Blackwell of Chapman Kan. Four daughters mrs. Pearl Baldwin of Jesse mrs. Myrtle Cooper of Houston tex., mrs. Emma line Cook of Kansas City mo., and mrs. Fem brim of new York City. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Bailey funeral Home in Princeton. Attack claims . Gillespie j. S. Jim Sam Gillespie sr., 70, of pounding Mill va., died at his Home at 6 15 . Saturday of a massive heart attack. He was bom in pounding Mill the son of the late r. K. And Catherine of Keefe Gillespie. He attended Virginia military Institute in Lexington va., and upon the death of his father returned to Tazewell county to operate his extensive farming interests. Gillespie served on the agriculture stabilization and conservation service committee for several years prior to becoming that groups state chairman in 1969, a position he held at the time of his death. He was a life Long member of the pounding Mill disciples of Christ Church and was and had been for Many years chairman of the churches official Board he was an Active member and Stalwart supporter of the Republican part a and was Active in its affairs on the county congressional District and state Levels when his advice and counsel were sought. Survivors include his widow. Elizabeth Ziegler Gillespie of the Home one son James s. Gillespie jr., of Durham n. C. One daughter mrs. Harold r. Seale jr., of Cinnaminson new Jersey three Sisters mrs. Harry w. Ward of Dayton Ohio or. J. Gillespie Merrin of new York City mrs. J. G. Hunter of Bluefield two Brothers John w. Gillespie and Thomas d. Gillespie both of Tazewell and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Greever funeral Home in Tazewell a. Summit delayed Kissinger talks with syrian head by the associated press Egypt said saturday that the Mideast peace conference scheduled to begin on tuesday in Geneva has been delayed for Road Crews ready for it photo by de Wilton county firemen Battle Bishop Blaze Tazewell county unit contains fire no one Hurt in fire that destroys Home brother sister continued from Page one put out All the fire in order to search the the girls body was found at about 1 20 . Near the rear of the House where her Mother carrying a two old grandchild had jumped out a second Story window onto an embankment by Dee Wilson a residential fire at Hoise no. 199 in the Community of Bishop that erupted at 11 20 . Friday completely gutted the Home of the William Bennett family in that West Virginia Coal mining Community. Jeffersonville District fire chief Robert Heldreth said that the owner of the Home told him that he wit repairing an Oil Furnace just prior to the Blaze and that there was an explosion in a Burner unit. The Jeffersonville District firemen based in Tazewell firemen remained at the rolled three units of fire fighting Bluefield daily Telegraph St a so shed Al. Of bowed Ivor morning by dad t Holograph printing co at Blond Straat Niue yield w to huh Mewha of int Assoc iat to press Affiche Clit vol Tattoo to 00 it or pwn a get it on of of now Dpi Pattat or to Tod to it to por Oft Olio tao too now pm Btu the Thoro in subscription rates by in Atrit on Kacand Iono Ort Oil of we vif0omt Loper Yoor motor out Rotas la to pot Condor month Roto to Amar int turn poo on Opp Cotton i Momosor audit Burrou of circulation advertising Mathews i Shannon a Colton Tell Nono it of. I Richlands Christian Bookstore Corner 2nd 4> Fairfax Good selection bibles Christian books Sheet music. Christmas gifts. Open 9 to 6 daily Only Christian Bookstore in this area. Mrs. Minnie Kitts mrs. Minnie Belle Kitts 78, of 2830 Marellen ave., Bluefield died saturday in a Bluefield Hospital after a Short illness born in burkes Garden va., she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Victoria Hagy Repass. She was employed As a seamstress for Roland s Interior decorating for 16 years and was a member of the Cumberland Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband. Earl b. Kitts in 1928 and a son. Earl g. Kilts in september of this year. Survivors include one son Curtis Kitts of Bluefield two daughters mrs. Katherine Andrews and mrs. Constance Bourne of Bluefield one i brother George Repass of North Tazewell a. One sister i mrs. Stella Lambert of Tazewell a. Eight grand Kiser Sadie. 80, of Thompson children and eight great i grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted monday at 2 . At Cumberland Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Alton i Jesse and Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview memory gardens. Friends May Call at Mercer funeral Home today from 4 to 9 i . And at the Church one hour j prior to senders. The family requests that donations be made to the scene for nine hours searching for the boys body before they discovered it about 9 45 . Near the houses stairway under heavy debris. According to some local residents the Bonds had in stalled Christmas lights around their front porch Friday of i Ter noon which May have caused 1 the circuit to overload. Troopers l. R. Bailey and s. A. Nelson assisted in them a cessation. Funeral arrangements were i incomplete at Wmk Ford Richardson funeral Home in Keystone. Apparatus and 18 men to the fire that had already ventilated and was flaming out the upper Story funerals Wilson George Washington. 86, of the Airport Road monday at la . At. Cravens Shires funeral Chapel in Bluewell with Rev Clifford Compton and Rev. Roy Mccoy officiating burial will follow in Roselawn memorial gardens on the Elue Finkl Princeton Road. Bluefield Rescue squad. Lee Farley Valley today at 1 30 . At the Home with elder Raymond Smith and elder Lester Barker officiating. Burial will follow in the pleasant Hill cemetery at Thompson Valley a. Pallbearers will be Johnny Kiser Steve Kiser Elmer Kiser Bennie Riser Garland Riser Titus Riser David Kiser Jerry Buchanan and Larry pos Kan. Honorary pallbearers John Rasick i Acy Amburgey Bob Scott de Smith Billy Brewster Ernest Muster. Greever funeral Home in Tazewell is in charge of arrangements Nixon signs continued from Page one and other institutions would be authorized. The House Bill however would require congressional approval of these conservation actions. Other major differences Are the House s inclusion of anti using provisions and its restrictions on Oil company profits. Some administration actions have been announced in anticipation of passage of the Bill. 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Chief Heldreth estimated damages to the Structure at in excess of $18,000 and its contents at Between $10,000 and $12,000. Firemen fought the Blaze from All four sides of the House until it was sufficiently cooled to enter the building with Booster lines. Bev Smith a pumper operator for the Volunteer firemen said that the Blaze was erupting through windows on All four sides of the building after firemen made the 16-mile run from their station in the town of i Tazewell to the West Virginia Side of the Coal mining Community of Bishop which straddles the Virginia West i Virginia state line. By John Blankenship Road Crews were standing by on both sides of the West Virginia Virginia Border saturday night in the Wake of heavy Snow warnings of four or More inches of the pre Christmas White stuff. In Mercer county a department of highways Foreman reported that units were keeping watch on both East River Mountain and Herndon Mountain for a Slick spots a and added that approximately eight trucks would be manned if needed. The Foreman reported that Crews would work 12-hour shifts to distribute Salt and Stone i the roads should driving conditions become hazardous by morning. Bluefield City police reported a Fleet of trucks scrapers end loaders and dumpers were made ready saturday night. Sgt. Jim Bailey noted that City Crews were ready to spread some 150 tons of Salt on u. S. Route 460 and other major thoroughfares As Well As the residential areas of the City. Trooper l. J. Mccarty of state police Headquarters in Princeton said a Clear driving Quot reports were Given to motorists saturday night adding however a we got our Snow tires on. We re waiting and hoping that it does t get too maintenance supervisor with the Virginia department of highways in Tazewell va., reported that he would Call out Crews in both Tazewell and la Bland counties when the Snow arrived. Tazewell county sheriffs i department reported Light ram in Tazewell at 9 30 . Saturday. Highway department trucks i were made ready in Wythe county in Virginia As the i thermometers dropped below 34 degrees. Virginia state police reported at Wytheville. The National weather service recipe called for up to 12 inches i of snowfall to swirl in the j mountainous regions of West Virginia overnight and a cold j front to follow tonight. Three Days Cairo a official Middle East news Agency reported. The report came after United states Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger talked for six a hours in Damascus with a grim faced president Hafez As f sad of Syria. He then flew to Amman for a meeting with King Hussein of Jordan. Egyptian foreign minister is. Mail Fahmy said the delay was due to contacts under Way among the United states the a soviet Union. France and i Eba non. He met saturday with the Cairo ambassadors of those countries and informed them of i the egyptian position the news Agency said. Egypt did not immediately indicate what was being discussed. Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko who had planned to Fly to Geneva sunday to attend the conference cancelled his flight a soviet diplomatic source in Geneva said. Kissinger had been scheduled to Dine with Gromyko on monday night in Geneva. In Tel Aviv Premier Gold. Meir said Over israeli state television saturday before any Public word on the conference delay that Israel May have to deny american requests at the conference. She didst Specif. What the disagreements might be a but whenever we do have arguments with America a she said. 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