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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Bluefield, West Virginia 2 Bluefield daily Telegraph saturday sept. 19, 1970grundy youth Dies from injuries in Auto Accident Ben l. Matney 18, is victim Ben Lee Matney 18, of it. 2, Grundy died in a Grundy Hospital about Midnight thursday of injuries incurred sept. 12 in a two car head on collision on it. 460 about two Miles West of Grundy officials said. The other vehicle involved was driven by Roy Mcclanahan 52, of Grundy and investigation into the mishap is continuing Virginia trooper r. Ireson said. Matney was a 1970 graduate of Grundy High school. He is survived by his widow mrs. Margie Joyce Ward Matney his parents or. And mrs. Edison Matney of Grundy one sister. Miss Francis Matney of Grundy and three Brothers Edison Sonny Harold and Mark Joe Matney of Grundy. Funeral services will be conducted sunday at la . In the Stacey Church of god with Rev. Orville Stacker and Rev. Buford Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Valley memorial Park Grundy. Friends May Call at the Home of his parents and at the Church one hour prior to services. Uncles will be pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be j. L. Weller Harold Trivett Ralph Jackson Michael keen or. Thomas Mcdonald. Or. Thomas Penn or. Robert f. Baxter Burton Dotson Coburn Stacy and Jim Smith. Grundy funeral Home. Grundy is in charge of arrangements. National outlooks rain is due today Over the Pacific Northwest coast and Central Mississippi Valley with showers expected Over South Florida Pennsylvania through Southern new England and parts of Montana Idaho and Wyoming. It will be warm in the Southeast and Cool elsewhere. A wire photo deaths and funerals truck hits three vehicles a u. S. Army pick up truck operated by Joseph Arena of Bluefield apparently went out of control and Slid into three parked vehicles at the Bluefield drive in on it. 52 Friday evening police reported. An unidentified Eye witness reported to the Telegraph that the truck was speeding Down the Hill at the Bluefield drive in turned in the Road about three times and then Slid into the cars. Drivers of the automobiles hit were Jackson e. Colobro of Kimball Linda d. Cranfill of Wilmington del., and Charles j. Rhudy jr., of Logansport ind. Police said that none of the Drivers were injured. James s. Spears James s. Spears 87, of Jenkin Jones died at his Home wednesday afternoon. Death was attributed to natural causes. He was born in Seneca s. C., a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Spears. He had been a resident of Jenkinjones for More than 50 years. A retired employee of Pocahontas fuel co., Jenkinjones he was a member of local Union no. 6193. He was a member of morning str Baptist Church Jenkinjones and knights of pythian Fred Douglas Lodge no. 92. He was preceded in death by his wife mrs. Arizona Halsey a. Spears two daughters mrs. Geneva English of p h i i a Delphia penn., and mrs. Helen Watson of Newark Ohio one son Milton Spears of Anawalt one sister mrs. Etoi Boyd of Hemphill one brother s y i yester Spears of Knoxville Tenn. 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted sunday at i . In morning Star Baptist Church with Rev. S. Harriston officiating. Burial will follow in rest Lawn memorial estates. Pallbearers will be Goldie Patterson George Taylor Harvey Brooks Ossie reddicks Pedro Witten Richard Fitzgerald Charlie Walker and Alfred Belcher. Missionary society of morning Star Baptist Church and members of the Clinton Chapel ame Zion Church will be Flower bearers. Friends May Call at Lugo a funeral service Bluefield today Between 7 and 9 . And at the Church one hour prior to services. Hansford Mccourt state senator to speak Here e. Hansford Mccourt. Democrat member of the West Virginia Senate from Webster Springs will give the main address tonight at the sixth annual convention of the West Virg Nia federation of democratic women meeting at the West virginian hotel in Bluefield. Mccourt served As a member of the House of delegates from w Ebster county in the 1953 legislature was elected state senator from the 12th District in 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968 and was chairman of the committee on finance for the 55th, 5th, 57th, 58th, and 59th Legislatures. The banquet will begin at 7 pm. A luncheon beginning at i . Today will be highlighted by a panel composed of Odell Huffman Tate to by Marion Shiflet and Jackie Withrow from the House of delegates and Lloyd Jackson president of the Senate w. T. Brotherton or. And c. Mckown from the Senate. At 3 . Mrs. Elizabeth Kee will be hostess to a Tea being of id at her Home for the women of the convention. The convention began Friday evening and approximately 200 women from the state Are attending. Mrs. Betty Gill of fair mom is president with mrs. Lucille Thornhill of Bluefield vice president. Mrs. Blanche Gooch was chairman in charge of arrangements. Bluefield daily Telegraph a hushed iss fun Mictos morning to the Delly Telegraph rioting co us blend Street Bluefield w a s470i member of the associated in kiss which in exclusively entitled to the a or publication of All news die cat Hee credited to Olla Neper and Bleo the local Kewa of blushed therein fuck Vyrion rates by Carrier Dally and sunday 60c per week by mall la brat and accent Tenet and Allet wee Virginia til so per year Tutere to Ether ton leg fumie hed on Apptt ret Lea member audit Bureau of Circle lion and vet a min Truing la the kill William Timothy Brown William Timothy Brown nine of 503 Walnut St., Princeton died in his Home Friday at 8 45 . Following a Long illness. He was bom in Princeton a son of or. William f. And Martha Hindman Brown of the Walnut Street Home. He was a fourth Grade student at Dunbar school. He was a member of the first Baptist Church Princeton and a member of the Royal ambassadors of the Church. Survivors in addition to his parents include one sister Beverly l. Brown of the Home one brother Robert d. Brown of the Home maternal grandmother mrs. Hesper Hindman of Williamson paternal grandparents or. And mrs. Frank Brown of War and Pipestem and paternal great grandmother mrs. Mae Mckenzie of Princeton. Funeral services will be conducted sunday at 2 . In George w. Seaver Chapel Princeton with Rev. Paul Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Monte Vista Park cemetery Bluefield Princeton Road. Pallbearers will be g e o r be Erps Bill Adkins Sam Thurmer Robert Farley Eddie Hopkins and Jack Sarver. Friends May Call at the funeral Home today Between 4 and 9 . Mrs. Alma c. Parnell mrs. Alma c. Parnell 75, of Houston Texas formerly of Northfork died wednesday in a Houston nursing Home. Death was attributed to natural causes. Her husband c. E. Parnell preceded her in death in 1947. Survivors include four daughters mrs. Phyllis Cochron of Cincinnati Ohio mrs. Patricia Adams of Honolulu Hawaii mrs Jean Lay of Huntington mrs. Sally Marshall of Houston three sons William c. Parnell of Northfork Richard Parnell of Houston and c. E. Ned Parnell jr., of Pittsburgh penn., one brother Harry Cockell of Welch and 18 grandchildren the body was taken from George h. Lewis and sons funeral Home in Houston to Bennett funeral Home in Northfork. Memorial services will be held in Houston at 2 . Today and graveside rites will be conducted today at 2 . At Woodlawn cemetery Bluewell with Rev. Posy Watson officiating. John o. Musick John Oliver Musick 37, of St. Paul ., died at his Home Friday morning after a Long illness. Born in Russell county ., he was a son of James William Musick of Honaker and Bergie Cook liken. Surviving in addition to his parents include his widow mrs. Beatrice Musick one daughter Barbara Musick of the Home one son Danny Musick of the Home three Sisters Dorothy Brown of Oakland calif., Carrie Strickland of Salisbury md., and Bonnie Musick of Norway two Brothers Paul Musick in the . Army and Robert Lee Musick of Salisbury my. The body will be taken to the residence in St. Paul at noon today and will remain until 9 . Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at Owens funeral Home in Honaker ., at 2 . Sunday with Rev. Ernest Boyd and Rev. Roy Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in the stump family cemetery near Honaker. Mrs. Sarah Perdue mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Perdue 73, of it. I Tazewell ., died Friday morning at a Bristol ., Hospital after a Long illness. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Nancy Shepherd Bryant. She was a member of the Church of god at Thompson Valley., surviving Are her husband Walter Perdue one daughter mrs. Wade Jennings of it. I North Tazewell one grandchild and two great grandchildren two Brothers Frank and Dan Bryant of Tazewell and two Sisters mrs. Mattie Gillespie mrs. Nannie Rowe Shepherd of Tazewell it. I. Funeral services will be conducted sunday at 2 . At the Church of god at Thompson Valley with Rev. Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Friends May Call at the Peery and St. Clair funeral Home in Tazewell ., after 4 . Today and at the Church one hour prior to services. Mrs. Dorothy Shutt Coe mrs. Dorothy Shutt Coe of the Bluefield Princeton Road died Friday at 10 50 . In a Bluefield Hospital following a Short illness. She was bom in Bluefield daughter of the late Giles m Shutt. Survivors include her husband Elmo t. Coe her Mother mrs Hattie Shutt Austin of Princeton two Sisters mrs. Vivian Larue of Princeton and mrs. Margaret Whitt of Newport news a and one brother Kenneth Shutt of Bluefield. Funeral services will be con ducted in Hawkins funeral Home Chapel monday at to with Rev. William d. Slate officiating. Burial will follow in Monte Vista Park cemetery. Friends May Call at the tuner a1 sunday Between 3 and 9 30 . Arch Barrett Arch Barrett 67, of Honaker ., died Friday at his Home following a Short illness. He was a son of the late Elbert and Ella Harper Barrett. He was a retired store manager for Honaker Supply co. Ile also was a Veteran of world War ii. Survivors include two Sisters mrs. O. B. Cole of Bluefield ., and mrs. Earl Hardy of Hopewell a. One Niece mrs. Al Scali of Bluefield a. And one Nephew c. P. Williams jr., of Bristol a. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Honaker funeral Home. Wide manhunt is underway continued from Page one Rufus Crowell Rufus Crowell formerly of Bluefield died thursday after an apparent heart attack at his Home in fort Myers Fla. Surviving Are his widow mrs. Euna Crowell and one sister. Mrs. Lee Moffitt of Hollywood Fla. Funeral services will be conducted at the Akers funeral Home in Bristol ., sunday. James Lambert James Munsey Lambert 76. Of it. 2 Narrows ., died thursday night at his Home after a Long illness. Surviving Are Bis widow mrs. Linnie Bivens Lambert two daughters mrs. Elmer Virgie Bailey and mrs. Cloyd Betty Blankenship of i. 2 Narrows three grandchildren one brother John h. Lambert of Rocky Gap a. Funeral services will be conducted today at 3 . At the round Bottom methodist Church with Rev. Kenner Kitts and Rev. Warren Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Lambert family cemetery. The body will be taken from Newberry funeral Home in Bland ., one hour prior to services. Mrs. Minnie Peery mrs. Minnie Wayne Mccolgan Peery 85, of Bland ., died Friday morning in a Bluefield Hospital. Surviving Are three daughters mrs. Frances Dunn Clark of Bland mrs. J. Fred Matthews of St. Paul ., and mrs. Tom Mallory of Bland and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be today at i . At Newberry funeral Home Chapel in Bland with Rev. Earl Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Hill cemetery at Bland. Eral trial on charges of transporting a stolen automobile interstate. He was serving time in the prison for a similar offence. Williams who is a White male five feet la inches tall 160 pounds Brown hair and Hazel eyes was allegedly connected with a kidnapping Here some two years ago involving a daughter of Princeton Ian Walt Dempsey. Eugene e. Cole of it. 5, Princeton who was being confined Here to testify in a murder trial accompanied Williams and Martin. He was serving time in Huttonsville medium Security prison. Cole is 35 years old six feet and one Inch tall and weighs about 160 pounds. Martin is six feet tall and weighs about 205 pounds. He was dressed in a Grey pants and White shirt a when he escaped. The other escapees include Clayton Caraway 56, of Matoaka and Michael Kade 24, of Montcalm. Caraway is 6-6, weighs 195 pounds is Bald and was in jail on a grand larceny charge Kade is 5-6, 155 pounds has Brown hair and was jailed on a breaking and entering charge. Federal warrants were issued for five of the escapees following a request David Knight prosecuting attorney made f o r a Federal assistance in the Case. Three Deputy Federal marshals Are known to be working on the breakout As Well As Dave Warden the local Federal Bureau of investigation agent. These officers and the Mercer sheriffs department Blue Field and Princeton City ads and the local detachment of the state police combined forces in the manhunt. Reportedly two Homes associated with two of the escapees were searched Early yesterday morning. A farm near Athens was searched and heavy emphasis appeared to be put on patrolling Back roads in the county. Road blocks were reported set upon the Virginia line on both ends of the county. Photos and descriptions of the men were transmitted As far South As Florida and North and Northeast into Pittsburgh and Baltimore. From All indications the escape appeared to be Well planned. Although officials had tightened courtroom Security when Martin appeared there last week and for his trial thursday jail Security remained about the same As always it appeared. Martins escape followed an announcement his attorney Robert a a bobs Holroyd made in court thursday that he intended to Appeal both the burglary conviction and the habitual criminal verdict. Asked for a comment on his clients escape Friday Holroyd said he had none. Interviews with members of the sheriffs department concerning the escape indicated they believe an automatic pistol was smuggled to Martin sometime tuesday. He had been confined since aug. 14. Crash is Quot funerals not the average potholes this crowd of curious onlookers peer into a Hole which formed following the collapse of a nearly 20 foot stretch of Princeton Avenue in Bluefield near the West Virginia water company building Friday. Estill Bailey office manager for the company said a broken four Inch water line under the pavement apparently washed out dirt and rocks under the Roadway causing the Asphalt to collapse under the weight of traffic. Witnesses at the scene said a tractor trailer truck had just driven Over the collapsed portion and that the rear end of the truck narrowly missed sinking into the Hole. Bailey said water company workers were Busy after the i . Accident pumping water out of the Hole which was estimated to be about eight to to feet deep. Its Width covers nearly one Lane on the Avenue. Bailey said a number of persons Are apparently wondering a where the dirt went that filled the Hole. We done to he said the company has obtained dirt and Stone from pounding Mill Quarry to fill the Hole and that repair work on the stretch will begin As soon As possible. Bailey added that repair work to the broken water line was still underway late Friday evening. Photo by John Jackson Long wait expected before striking Liaw employees get another Check Detroit a approximately 365,200 striking and Laid off workers of general motors corp. In the United states and Canada Drew their last full weeks pay Friday for what May be a Long Long time. Tie paychecks covered work done last week the last full week of work before the United Auto workers struck pm at Midnight monday in support of new contract demands. The average hourly pay of Auto Industry workers is $4.02, thus the average paycheck contained $160.80 a before deductions for taxes. Only last mondays pay will be forthcoming for the idled next Friday. And then after workers return to their jobs it will be two weeks before they re paid again since fridays payouts cover the previous not the current week. A title no one can foretell the length of the strike for certain most informed sources predict it possibly will extend beyond strike benefits to empty the unions $120 million Treasury. First strike benefits Arentt payable until sept. 29�?10 Days hence. And then fall far Short of the Normal paycheck. A single worker gets Only $30, a married worker $35, and one with children $40 a week. Starting oct. I the Law will pick up the full Cost of Hospital medical surgical and group life insurance which Law Secretary treasurer Emil Mazey says will bring the Cost per striker to approximately $50 a week. A a no new contract bargaining is scheduled until tuesday and when it broke off monday night both sides agreed they were a very far apart on both wages and fringe benefits for the future. The companies estimate fringes Cost them $1.75 hourly for each worker. Niarchos cleared in wife death Fred swim Fred swim 76, of Canton Ohio formerly of Valla Creek died in Canton thursday morning. He was a son of the late Hoosier and Jane swim. He was a former employee of Pocahontas fuel co. And had made his Home in Canton for the past six years and was a member of the Baptist Church. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving Are one daughter mrs. William Hazel Decker of Canton four grandchildren and 17 great a grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted sunday. The time and location will be announced later. Burial will be in the Davidson cemetery at Valls Creek. Friends May Call at Hurst Scott funeral Home in Richlands after noon today. Archie c7shawver Archie c. Shawver 76, of 218 Highland ave., Bluefield ., died Friday morning in a Bluefield Hospital following a Long illness. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Dudley memorial mortuary in Bluefield a. Gilmer Sara 45, of Lebanon a. Today at 2 . At Lebanon memorial United methodist Church with Rev. Beecher Dunsmore officiating. Burial will follow in Russell memorial cemetery in Lebanon. Pallbearers e. S. Fugate Iii c. H., Franklin Tommy and James b. Gilmer f. L. Be tron jr., and John Paul Stinson. The body will be taken to i the Church one hour prior to services from Lebanon funeral Home. Ellison mrs. Hester v., 76, of Duhring today at 2 . At Cravens Shires funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Rev. D. M. Stoker of Bramwell officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn memorial cemetery at Bluewell pallbearers will be Richard Hickman Buford Bradberry Euell Vaugh Charlie Sadler w. M Robinette and Kermit Ellison. Friends May Call at the funeral Home until the funeral Bour. Continued from Page one Wood and paternal grandmother mrs. Cora Shortridge of Stacey a. Funeral services will be conducted sunday at 2 . In the Grundy Church of Christ with preacher Michael Trent and preacher Walt Roe of heating. Burial will follow in Mountain Valley Park at big Rock a. Friends May Call at the Virg i n i a funeral Home Chapel Grundy after la . Today and at the Church one hour prior to services. Athens a greek mul 1 to millionaire Stavros Niarchos was cleared Friday of wrongdoing in the death of his wife but a Public prosecutor said he would Appeal the ruling of a lower magistrates court. Prosecutor Constantine Fafoutis has been pressing for Niarchos indictment convinced that evidence in hand proved that the 61-year-old shipping giant had contributed to the death of his 42-year-old wife Eugenia. Mrs. Niarchos member of a wealthy shipping family from London died on her husbands private Aegean Island last May 4. An autopsy report said she died from an overdose of barbiturates. They were married in 1947. She was his third wife. The panel of judges of the magistrates court studying the Niarchos file ruled there was not enough evidence to link Niarchos with his wife a death. An autopsy report noted that there were bruises on her neck and Chest. Niarchos testified that he inflicted the blows on his wife after he found her in a coma and attempted to revive i her. Fafoutis was accused by Rene de Chambrun one of Niarchos attorneys of a a hounding Niarchos. De Chambrun claimed in Paris on aug. 22 that there was no new element in the Case to justify Fafoutis insistence and added a we Are facing a real greek in rendering its decision the j lower court asked that Niar chose 500,000 drachmas so about $17,000 a Bond be returned to him. But Fafoutis said it will be retained until a new ruling on the Case is made by a higher court. Niarchos deposited the Bond in july in order to leave the country on business. He is reported in seclusion at his chalet in St. Moritz. Switzerland. Lions Given Tunnel report a. Levitt Crowell project manager of the East River Tunnel operation discussed the Progress of the Tunnel at t h e Bluefield Lions club meeting Friday. Levitt said that 170 workers were on the payroll of the $24 million project and a total of 300 Are expected to be employed by next april or May. The project manager estimated that about eight to ten feet Are shot today and by next year with a trained Force about 40 feet should be shot per Day. Lion John Gilley introduced the guest speaker. Dora Perenyi of the Bluefield band boosters thanked the club for Money received for the Sale of Light bulbs. Berwind club to hold meet today the Berwind conservation club will conduct its regular meeting today at the club House on Berwind Mountain. Members of the club and their families have been invited to attend. Deacons Day set deacons Day with Rev. Perry Slaughter of Pulaski ., will be held sunday at the St. Mathews United holy Church at la . Elder w. M. Neal is the pastor. A thought for today worry lakes away courage and shorten life. A John i. Spalding Liln Ltd As a Mhz to Loki Vlf Day by Princeton Bank amp Trust co. Trustee Sale mining equipment see Page 9 for Complete details saturday sept. 19,1970

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