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HINTON NEWS Continuin the Hinton Daily News 'Home of Lake Bluestone' B No. 83 Hinton, West Virginia, nl Tuesday February 19, 1980 15 cents Retires mls retired from the Summers County Hospital after working there for eleven years. She has been the Dietary Department since the Hospital opened. and corsage and was cited for her faithful service. Photo by Bob Front I Briefs ..... TO MEET Leaf Chapter No. 5 Eastern Star will February 26 at Hall. Meeting st- Club will a ke breakfast A.M.- 11 A.M. at Church in Hinton. are $2.00 a person. DISTRICT MEET e LPN Association District will be on February 7 P.M. at the Summers Hospital Clinic Class- SUPPER Volunteer Fire will have their SPAGHETTI on Saturday, March 7: 00 PM in the School Cafeteria. are on sale from any per plate ', $1.50. Tickets be availalbe at the Board will hold monthly meeting P.M., Tuesday, Febru- HINTON CITIZENS CENTER I MONDAY, FEBRUARY THRU FRIDAY, February 18th: WASHINGTON 'S CENTER February 19th: Center- Ceramics Mini- bus shopping esday, February 20th: Senior Power Group , meets ,lunch. Blood Pressure Brooks from 9:30 to 10: Mini- Bus trip - Aid- 21st: after lun-  22rid: Hin- Square dncing af- Blood Pressure Cl- from lO:00 to 11:00 ini- Bus shopping trips. SENIOR CENTER -CO- Senior Power Group. '601 Absent Assistant Superintendent of Schools Richard Redes said that there were 601 students absent Monday morning. He said he had also been informed that some students were sent home after roll was taken. Redes said most of the ab- senteeism could be attributed to an outbreak of flu. He said that he and Superintendent D.E Tassos have been in touch with county health officials. Redes said that the total absent Friday was 551. He added, however, that absentee- ism at Hinton High School was down since Friday. Hinton High reported over two hundred ab- sent Friday and only 140 Monday. Rodes said that the Elemen- tary School Basketball Tourn- ament scheduled for last week was postponed and that the first round was scheduled for Mon, day evening. Meadow Bridge News Betty Davis of Lawn cele- Mr. and Mrs. Summers Patt- brated her t6th birthday on erson, formerly of Meadow Br- Tech Report , A technical report describing research needed to help make the production of coke from coal economically viable in the U.S. has been published by the En- ergy Research Center at West Virginia University. The report, entitled "Coal- To- Coke Transformation for Blast Furnace Fuels," resulted from a workshop sponsored by the American Iron and Steel Institute. the National Science Foundation and WVU. Issue papers presented by experts at the workshop are included in the report, which its editors describe as perhaps the most comprehensive and accur- ate information available on the February 16. She is the dau- ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis and is the granddaughter of Mrs. Dolly Martin of Meadow Bridge. Bobby Davis of Lawn Cele- brated his 8th birthday on Feb- ruary 18. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis of Lawn and he is the grandson of Mrs. Dolly Martin of Meadow Bridge. Judy Lilly of Dawson cele- brated her birthday on Febru- ary 18 She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lilly of Dawson. Mrs. Myrtle Jones of Meadow Bridge celebrated a birthday on February 19. I I I I I I I I idge, have returned from Flor-. coal-to-coke process. ida to their home in Oak Hill. Single copies of the report Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rhodes of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Mea- dow Bridge, are proud to ann- ounce the birth of twins, Lar- ry Edward weighed six lb. 12  . ounces and Rebecca Ann weigh- ed five lb. and six and one half ounces. Mrs. Patterson and Mrs. Sp- ade were seen selling tacos during the recent sophomore tacos sale at Meadow Bridge High School. Arnold Martin of Lockbridge celebrated his birthday Febru- ary 3. Area Obituaries I III I CHEWNING William Thomas Chewning, 50, of 116 North Vance Dr., Beckiey, died Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. in a local hospital foll- owing a shooting incident Jan. 31 in which he suffered a gun. shot .wound to the head. Born in Hinton, Aug. 17, 1929, he was a son of the.late Steven and Ethel Chewning. Mr. Chewning owned and op- erated Crown's Dry Cleaners on Vance Drive and attended the Big Swell Baptist Church at Rainelle. He was preceded in death by five sons, William Thomas Jr., James, Stephen, John David and Michael. Survivors include his wife, Betty Mays Chewning; two sons, Thomas Chewning of Hin- ton and Timothy Chewning of Mount Hope; four stepsons, David Biggs, Roger Biggs and Michael Biggs, all of Richmond, Ky., and Richard Biggs of New Orleans, La.; two daughters, Mrs. Stacy (Bonnie) Young and Mrs. William (Connie) Adkins, beth of Hinton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ralph (Diana) Furst bf Oklahoma, Nob.; two brothers, Charles Chewning of Toledo, Ohio and Lacy (Pete) Chewn- ing of Hinton; a half brother, Elmer CraR of Hinton; a half sister, Mrs. Georgie Meadows of Hinton; a half sister, Mrs. Georgie Meadows of Hinton and seven grandchildren. Services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Ross and Quesenberry Peace Chapel with the Revs. Fred Dillon, Herman Luhm and Richard Dooley off- iciating. Burial followed in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity. 3 p.m. in the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton with the Rev. C.H. Martin and Ron- a! Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Greenbrier Bur- ial Park in Hinton. Grandsons served as pallbea- rers. REDDEN Calvin C. Redden, 89, died .Tuesday night in a Hinton hos- pital after short illness. Born in Summers County, Jan. 17, 1891. he was a son of the late John and Emma McVey Redden. Mr. Redden had lived most of his life in Hinton and in 1947 he developed the Restwood Mem- orial Estates and later sold the cemetery which is now the Restwood Memorial Gardens. He was a member of the Hinton Masonic Lodge, B eni- Kedem Shrine of Charleston. Hinton Elks Lodge, past pres- ident of the State Cemetery Association, former resident of Charleston, past president of the Charleston Real Estate Association and received an honorary law degree from Val. paraiso University in Indiana. His wife, Katherine Sweeney Redden, died in August 1973. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Eloise Kakelday of Hin. ton: three sons, Calvin Jr. of Charleston, Mile B. of Homos- assa, Fla. and William J. of West Covina, Calif.; two bro- thers, John C. of Pensacola, Fla., and Walton W. of Riv- erside, Md.; eight grandchild- ren and 10 great-grandchild- ren. Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlorsin Hinton with the Roy. Tom Johnston offic- iating. Burial followed in the Restwood Memorial Gardens in nton. HintonMasonic Lodge memb- ers conducted graveside rites. PERSINGER Mrs. Kathryn Sarah Persing- or, 62, of 266 Main St. died Saturday at 11:30 p.m. in a Hinton hospital after a long illness. Born in Monroe County, Ap- ril 17, 1917, she was a daugh- ter Of the late William H. and Louise Ciementine Thomas Br- ookman. I I I I CONNER Dale Conner, 90, died wed- nssday morning in a Beckley nursing home after a long ill- ness. Born in Jumping Branch, Aug. 18 , 1889, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert W. and Clara Lows Upton. Mrs. Conner bad lived most of hr life in Hinton and was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Hinton. Her husbend, Robert L. Conn- er, died in February 1936 and three sons, Frank, Ronaldand Jack, also proceded her in I I II 1971. Survivors include a foster dau- ghter. Mrs, Francis Adkins of Hinton: two brothers, H, O. Brookman and Sidney Brook- man. both of Peterstown: two grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Funeral services will be Tu- esday at 2 p.m. in the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton with the Roy. Johnny Atkinson, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbrier Burial Park in Hinton. SMITHISON ,Aaron Lowry Smithson, 71, died Saturday at 8:15 a.m. in a Beckley nursing home. Born in Alderson, Nov. 14, 1908, he was a son of the late James F. Smithson and Mar- tha Allen Smithson. Mr. Smithson was a retired supervisor of the Federal Cor- rectional Institute of Alderson after 20 years of service and a member of the Johnson Memor- ial United Methodist Church. His wife, Agnes Woolwine Smithson, died Oct, 16, 1978. Surivors include two daugh- ters, Mrs. Corenia Yurt of St- reeter and Mrs. Pat Holston of Hollywood, Fla., and five gra- ndchildren. Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Lobban Fun- oral Home chapel in Alderson with the Rev. Leo Farley off - iciating. Burial followed in the Gwinn Memorial Cemetery. Any contributions of symp- athy should be sent to the ren- ovation fund of the Alderson City Building in care of And- rew Pierce,of Alderson. WALKER Lawrence Joseph Walker, 71, died Sunday in a Hlnton hos- pital afler'a long illness. Born in Fayette County, Jan. 14, 1909, he was a son of the late Milton and Bertha Gwinn Wa|- ker. Mr. Walker was a retired coal miner. Survivors include a son, Joe, serving with special forces in the Army in Panama; a sist- er, Mrs. Lena Richmond of Meadow Bridge; a brother, Ch- arles of Danese, and one grand- child. may be obtained by writing the Energy Research Center, West Virginia University. Morgan- town. WV 26506. Conference Sediment from construction activities will be the topic of a conference scheduled for June 17 and 18 in Charleston. The conference, entitled " Construction Sediment: Does It Have to Muddy the Waters? ", will be aimed at groups such as builders, land developers, pla- nners, engineers, local govern- ment officials and conservation agencies. Various speakers will adtlt'esd tdlcs"gUch - as " erosisn prevention and sediment cont- rol. Construction is one of the non- point sources of pollution being studied by the Mivision of wat- er resources under Section 208 of the Clean Water Act, Sponsors of the meeting will be the division of water res- ources, WVU Cooperative Ex- tension Service and the Nat- ional Association of Conservat- ion Districts. It will be held in the auditorium of the WVU Medical Center, CAMC, on Mac- Corkle Avenue. For further information, con- tact Bill Brannon of the divis- ion of water resources at 348- 5902. Honors First Semester honor stud- ents have been named in the College of Agriculture and For- estry at West Virginia Univ- ersity. Students in the College of Agriculture and Forestry must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.4 (4.0 is straight As) to be named to the Dean's List. Honor students named inclu-, ded: Monroe County- Harry Osw- ald Yates, Jr.; Union- Troy Harvey Foland, Catherine E. Sarver. Summers County- Hinton- Jeffrey Allen Mann. CARE To help meet the critical needs of the hundreds of th- ousands of refugees pouring into Pakistan from Afghanist- an, CARE, the International Relief Agency, has committed an initial z/2-million dollars for immediate emergency aid. There are S00,000 registered refugees in Pakistan, but same estimates run as high as a million. Many of the refugees are suffeirng from respiratory dis- eases and frigid Siberian winds whipping through tents housing the refugees is adding to the problem. A cable from CARE personn- el in Pakistan described the population in one refugee camp as "... mainly young children, women and older men. Many of death. Mrs. Persinger had lived a.m. in the Wallace and Wall, lack warm clothing." ' e so most of' her-life: in Summers Survivors includ three as' t w ace Funeral Home. chapel in , " ofS Counyand as a member of , EdwardaedWtlliam,.both t. d,, r, ..... . r,h.o., f., Ralnelle with the RoY. Lilly Albans, and Gtlbert W, o n- .,. .... ,.,, officiating. Burial will bein the ton and 'nina granhildren, .uo. ,.o.o... , jo..:o r o.. Wailaee demoriai Cemetery in Services were held Frnday a _ - ......... .._ 'Clintonville,, erslng,er u lu in JNovemr. " Services will beTuosday at U. the children are barefoot and Contributions for the refugees in Pakistan may be made to the CARE Afghan Refugee Fund, Kaufmaun's Departmaut Store, PRburgh, PA 1t9. Collision llinton City Police investigated a minor traffic accident Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Ballengee Street and Fourth Ave, Police said there were no injuries when a vehicle driven by Sally Wills collided with a vehicle operated by Connie Jo Meadows. Wills reportedly pulled out of the intersection from a stop sign into tie path of the Meadows vehicle, A four-wheel-drive vehicle parked oear the corner reportedly blocked her view and the Meadows woman was unable to stop in time. L00,,dged :The Edwards Road at .True was reportedly negotiate a curve and became lodged across the blocked for some six hours Wednesday when a roadway. Photo by Sally Iiayslette. truck pulling a mobile home was unable to COGS Leading The nationally recognized American Association of State Colleges and Universities has singled out the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies as one of the leading AASCU in- stitutions in the area of inn- ovation and change in public higher education. "On behalf of the entire Asso- ciation, I commend the Grad- uate College for having one of the top ten innovative nontrad- itional programs in the area of increasing access for students, " said AASCU President Allan W. Ostar. COGS President Jones W. Rowley said, Establishing learning centers throughout So. uthern West Virginia in addit- ion to the Kanawha Valley. reflects our mission to make quality graduate education acc- essible to our 16-county service: area. The AASCU. award dem- kppy Lit onstrates the success of : the This semester juniors and seniors at Hlnton High School have the Graduate College in serving the opportunity to enroll in a : credit Appalachian Literature course. needs of our students." E . . Recently, the class was visited by Mr. Jimmy itutchisen, a local stablishedin 1972 by mew,  Reservoir Ranger for Bluestone Dam. lie informed the 16 Va. Board of Regents as an students about the construction of the Bluestone Dam, and"he also independent  state.supported shared Some of his Indian artifacts. The students will bestudying graduate we that rt fleets, the cuRurt of ;ally Hayslette. .:: .