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.). .f, i i Volume 80 No. 10 , 4 st HINTON NEWS Continuing the Hinton Daily News &apos;Home of Lake Bluestone' i Hinton, West Virginia _ Tuesday June 9, 1981 I i i i d i ii i i ii 15 Cents i i This swampy area on Ball Street'in Bellepoint has been the source of numerous complaints to City Hall recently as neighbors have been plagued by the mosquitoes and other insects they said. City Hall at this time is trying to remedy the drainage problem by installing drain pipes, etc. and Mayor Wicker told residents of the area the problem would be taken care of by the time he leaves office, residents stated, and make the area safer for children at play. Photo by Sally llayslette. Area Obituaries BRAGG KELLEY Mrs. Myrtle Bragg 74, of Everett Emmett Kelley, 67, Columbus, Ohio formerly of formerly of Sylvester, died We- Hinton died Saturday night in a Columbus Ohio Hospital after a long illness. The body is at the Maeder - Quint Funeral Home in Col- umbus Ohio and funeral arr- angements are incomplete. COMER Harvey L. Comer, 84, died Saturday at 7 a.m. in a Sum- mers County hospital after a long illness. Bern June 4, 1897, in Mow roe County, he was a son of the late Frederick and Josie Com- er. Mr. Comer had lived in Pen- ce Springs for the past 35 years, a member of the Keller Pres- byterian Church at Lowell, a 50 year member of the Talcott Masonic Lodge, a retired em- ployee of the Talcott Masonic Lodge, a retired employee of the American Railway Express Company and a veteran of World War I. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Comer, Oct. 1968. Survivors include one son, Freddie Comer of Pence Sp- rings; tWo daughters, Mrs. Cl- aude Wilson of Knoxville, Te- nn., and Mrs. Woedrow Harvey of Pence Springs; two broth- ers, Denver Comer of Lowell and Francis Comer of Beckley ; four grandchildren and two dnesday evening in a Hinton hospital of aft apparent heart attack. Born Nov. 23, 1913, in Fay- ette County, he was a son of the late Emmett and Pearl Fran- ces Rhodes Kelley. Mr. Kelley was Former own- er of Kelley's Lunch in Sy- lvester, a retired coal min- er and a member of the Un- ited Mine Workers of Amer- ica. Survivors include his wife, Wavie Kelly; a daughter, Mrs. Karen Joseph, and a foster son, Dallas Griffy, both of Whites-I ville; a brother, Erskine Kell- ey of Burnett, Tex.: three grandchildren; two foster grandchildren, one stepgrand- child; two great- grandchihtren and two stepgreat- grandchild- ren. Funeral services were held Salurday at l p.m. in the Armstrong Funeral tlome cha- pel in Whitesville with the Revs. James C. Workman and Larry Ellis officiating. Burial followed in Pineview Cemetery at Orgas. HALEY William Gregory Hale,' 20, formerly of Denver, Ind., app- areatly was the victim of a drowning accident in Lake Poweli near Monticello Utah May 25. A spokesman at the great - grandchildren. San Juan County Sheriff's Dep- Services were held Monday artment said the body has not at 2 p.m. in the Pence Sp-t been recovered. rings Community Church with the Revs. L.A. Garten and Haley was a son of Mr. and Ronald Cook officiating. Burial followed in the Church Cemet- ery. The body was taken to the church one hour prior to ser- vices. Talcott Masonic Lodge serv- ed as pallbearers and conduct- ed graveside rites. DUNN Mrs. Virgie Lee Dunn, 85, died Friday evening at home after a long illness. Bern April 30, 1896, in Sum- mers County, she was a dau. ghter of the late Luther and Cynthia Oiler Long. Mr.s Duma bad resided in the Peterstown area most of her life, a member of the Peters- town United Methodist Church and an honorary member of the UMW of the Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Dunn, 1962. Survivors include one son, William M. Dunn of Princeton ; five daughters, Mrs. Woodrow ( Glorine) Wilson and Mrs. James (Betty) Ratliff both of Peterstown, Mrs. Edith Holl-. away of Narrows, Va., Mrs. Donald (Lena) Worrell of Th- omasvllle, Ill. and Mrs. Claude (Rebecca) Atwood of Detroit, Mich.; 2 grandchildren, 35 great - ndohildren. Services were held Monday at 11 a.m, in the Broyles Funeral Chapel in Peterstewn with the Rev. Gary Klnser officiating. Burial followed in the Peterstown Cemetery. Grandsons served as pall- bearers. Mrs. W. J. Haley of Denver and a great- grandson of Lottie Campbell of Hinton and the late Laura Neely of Beech Run. Other survivors inluce two sisters, Terri Haley of Munice Ind., and Tummy Haley of Denver -and paternal grand- parents, Mr.and Mrs. Burke Neely of Christiansburg, Va. Memorial services were held Saturday in'the Denver Baptist Chur<:h. Any contributions of symp- athy should be made to the William Gregory Haley Wild- life Memorial Fund, Wabash Valley Bank, Denver, Ind RAKES William E. Rakes, 81, died Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in a Fairies nursing home after a long illness. Bern Sept. 3, 1899, in Sum. mers County, he was a son of the late William L. and Luc- inda Alice Bragg Rakes. Mr. Rakes,a lifelong resid- ent of Summers County, was a member of the Bellepoint Bap- tist Church. His wife, Edna Rakes, died May 4. Survivors include two sons, Thomas J. Rakes of Hlnten and Robert R. Rakes of Buck; six daughters, Mrs. mldred Burns) of Hawthorn; Calif., Mrs. Ru-1 th Blancbart of Arkansas, Mrs. Marie Wisman of Route 1, Hinton, Mrs. Mary Bragg of! Oak Hill, Mrs. Virginia Alice Chlldrees of Bowling Green, Ky., and Mrs. Ethel Black- burn, address unknown; three sisters, Mrs. Della Mae Brown of Marie, Mrs. Nellie Leemis of White Sulphur Springs and Mrs. Ieie Armstrong of Ron- ceverte; 26 grandchildren and four great - grandchildren. Funeral services 'were held Friday at 2 p.m. in Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton with the Rev. Wayne Chambers officiating. Burial followed in the Greenbrier Bur- ial Park. Pallbearers were : Gary Wh- eeler. Charles Wisenmn, Bobby and Forest Gunter, John Har- vey and Junior Bragg. Tent Featured Traditional music and spec- ial eCents are scheduled for the Music - Heritage Tent at the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair, July I - 5, at Cedar Lakes, near Ripley. Heritage Dancers will open the performances in the tent each day at 9 a.m., with a repeat performance m the aft- ernoon or evening. The Herit- age Dancers are students of Rush and Ruby Butcher of Summersville who will also rfOrm throughout the Fair. st Virginia Dance Teams will join the Heritage Dancers on Dance Day at the Fair. Wednesday, July 1. Besides dance, children's theater, professional drama, and traditional and gospel mu- sic groups will appear in the tent. Traditional musicians to perform during the five days are Aunt Jennie Wilson and her grandson, Roger Bryant; Ru- ssell Flubarty, "The Dulcimer Man"; Paul Crane of Fairmont ; Karen Mackay, Lewishurg; Allan Freeman, Grantsville; Emmitt Shaffer and Friends of Charleston; John and Marvine Loving, Charleston; Keith But- cher, Summersvllle; and the Mountain State Bluegrass Band of Ripley. Gospel groups will perform Saturday July 4, and Sunday, Julv 5. The Jackson County Child- ren's Theater will present two folk plays July 1 and 2, while the theater troupes of "Haft- ields and MeCoys" and" Hon- ey. in the Rock" will appear in mint - performances July 4. " Travezoid", a popular West Virginia traditional group, will be featured on July 2 and 3. For a brochure and addit- ional information, contact Ch- arles Ryan Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 2464, Charleston, WV 25329, or phone (304) 342 - 0161. t Subscribe This Week Candidates List Post- Election Expenses Two candidates for mayor and six of the candidates for City Council have filed Pri- mary Election Post-expense statements with the City Clerk. The expense statements are to be filed with the City Clerk not le.. than five days nor more than ten days before each election and again within thirty days after each election. There- fore each candidate must file two expense statements. The Primary was May 12. W. J. "Bill' Humphries won the office of Mayor for the City of Hinton with a total of 657 votes. His pest-expense state- maat jflXo_.Ltotal of'$i.O0- and no contributions. H: Jay Cavendish, his opponent, lists expenses $20.00 and no contrl- butions. office of City Council Hugh F. Sweeney's expense statements show that he spent a total of $751.18 on his campaign for the office of City Council. He listed no contributions. Mr. Sweeney was nominated with 301 votes. The other candidates nomi- nated to City Council have not filed the Post-election expense statements, however the pre- election statements show the following: Coleman Leslie-0 contribution, 0 expenses. Stuart Oxley-0 contributions, $45.00 expanses. The City Clerk did not have a preelectinn expense statement for James P. Jordan. The other post-election ex- pense statements now on file are as follows: Lloyd Adkins--0 contributions, $20.35; J.M. Plumley--0 contributions, 0 expenses; Frederick D. Long- 0 contributions, $50.00 ex- peases; B. W. Crane--0 contri- butions, 4) expenses; Howard Hclton-0 contributions, $38.11 expenses. The pre.election expense statement for Clyde Hensley has 0 contributions and 0 ex- penses. The only candidate to list any contributions on the expense statement was John S. Clark. His pre-election statement lists a total of $100.50. His expenses total $100.50. Five Injured Friday Friday evening s 1973 Chev- rolet station wagon driven by Kathy Sue Adkins, 16, plunged over the embankment at the bottom of Fifth Avenue afterlts brakes failed at James Street and Fifth Avenue. The car came to rest on the C & O side tracks, a total loss. Four children besides the driver were riding in the vehi- cle at the time of the accident. Two were transported to the hospital by City Police and three by OH- 9. The children involved were Tina Rena Ham- monds, 3 too., Lisa Irene Mea- dows, 9 years, Rebecca Harem- ond 4 years, and Monalissa Adkins, 7 years. Their condition was not available at press time. Benedict Disputes Congressman Cleve Benedict believes House Speaker Tip O' Neill is misreading the wi- shes of the American people in refusing to compromise on pro- posed tax cut legislation. "I'm disappointed the House leadership did not accept Pr- esident Reagan's compromise efforts to reach agreement on this vital part of the Presid- ent's plan to restore sound economic policies in this nation " Benedict said. Noting that O' Neill had been rebuffed several weeks ago when the House ordered spend- ing cuts in the federal budget, Benedict said he believes the President's plan for a multi - year tax cut will be approv- ed by the House and the Sen- ate. "My own survey in the dis- trict indicated 74.3 percent of those responding to my recent questionnaire favored the tax cut proposal, while only 15.9 percent were opposed to it, said Benedict, noting that the pro- posed would return to the peo- ple some of the funds that will be trimmed from the federal budget. "This tax cut will put mill- ions of dollars back into the pockets of West Virginians", said Benedict. He noted the projected tax savings for a family of four with an annual income of $20,000 would be about $600 at the end of the three- year tax cut period. Seniors Activities ACTIVITIES AT THE HINTON SENIOR CENTER FROM JUNE 8th THROUGH JUNE 12, 1951 (Funded by the West Virginia Commission on Aging) Monday, June 8th: Hinton Center - Games before lunch - on request. Tuesday, June 9th: Hinton Center - Ceramics after lunch. Shopping by mini - bus after lunch. Blood Pressure Clinic at Brooks P.O. from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Sandstone Center- II :00 to 12:00 noon. Welnosday, June 10th: Hinton Center - Preventicare exercises before lunch. RSVP sponsored conservation activity after lun- ch, "Door Wind Stoppers". All materials provided. Mini - bus trip - Beckiey. Thureday, June llth: Hinton Center - Games after lunch. Blood Pressure Clinic - Pence Springs from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Clayton from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June lkth: Hinton Center - Shopping by mini - bus after lunch. Bellepoint area bus run. Duncan at Studio The Studio, arts and crafts galleries at Pipestem State Park, will feature the leather work of Charlotte Duncan, dur- ing the month of June. Ms. Duncan has been a res- ident craftsperson at The Studio for the past 6 years. Her leatherwork has been accepted into many well- known craft shows, including The Pacific States Craft Fair, sponsored by The American Crafts Coun- cil and held in San Francis- co, Calif., Winter Fair, Celum- bu, Ohio and The Cedar Lakes Craft Fair, Ripley, W. Vs. She will display her work at The Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival at Harper's, o Ferry, W. Vs,, on June 5 8, 1981, Ms. Duncan creates many types of leather goods, includ. ing belts, wallets, handbags, small luggage pieeee, mug cov- ers, pipe racks and notebook covers She does many custom order pieces, especially for briefcases and custom- fit sand- ais. MS. Duncan is expanding her work in making her own belt buckets, to compliment her belt designs. Martin At Conference West Virginia University administrators exc- Rusty Moore, Spencer High School; Dean John hange greetings with students from Mc Dow. E.Jones, SchoolofMediclne; Jeff Skiles, Walton ell, Roane and Summers counties during the Iligh School; Dean Lorita D. Jenab, School of Third Annual Health Professions Career Con- Nursing: Lucretia Lavender, Mount View lligh ference sponsored by the University's School of School. The conference attracted students and Dentistry. From left areErlc King, laegar High, counselors from every high school in each county School; Dean W. Robert Biddington, School of Dentistry; Frank D. O' Conneli, acting dean . and is an outgrowth of the dental school ' School of Pharmacy; Mar|lyn Martin. Hinton recruitment efforts designed to produce grad- High School; WVU President Gene A. Budig ; uates who will want to practice in or near their Thomas B. Cordellesi, Big Creek High School ;- hometowns. l l I II l I I l l l II l till l l l Area Briefs ATTENTION All area briefs must be re- ceived by 3 p.m. Friday or Tuesday for publication in the next issue of the Hinton News. Briefs received at a later time will be held for the next issue. WOMEN GOLFERS Women Golfers of Willow- wood will have toe- off at I0 a.m. June I0. Chairman of the day will be Evelyn Garrett FUND- RAISING John Faulconer, one of the founding fathers of Pipestem State Park, accepted a port- rait for the park on Wednes- day, May 13. "The Mountain Man of West Virginia" was painted in 1975 by the world renown artist, David Holmes, and the portrait of Mr. Faul- eoner is now hanging in the park's Main Lodge Lobby where the Pipestem Foundat- ion feels is its best home. The Pipestem Foundation is attempting to raise the $1 500 to buy the 22- inch by 32- inch painting, offered by Mr Holm- es, instead of the painting's $8,000 worth, Donations may be made to the Pipestem Foundation, Gen- eral Delivery, Pipestem State Park,.Pipestem, West Virginia 29979. Checks should be mde payable to the Pipestem Found- ation. YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CAMP Youth, ages 8-12, who wish to apply for the 1981 Summers County Youth Opportunity Camp, June 22. 26, 1981, sh- onid get application forms from the Welfare Office or the WVU Extension Office. Forms should be returned as quickly as poss- ible, The camp is open to income eligible youth without charge and to other youth who wish to pay the necessary fees. Total cost is $50.00. The camp is co- sponsored by the Summers County Cooper- ative Extension Service, the Department of Welfare and the Health Department. Funding is provided through the Governor 's Office of Economic Oppor- tunity, the Summer Food Ser- vice Programs for Children, and local donations. The camp is open to any eligible youth regardless of race, color, sex or national origin. LESSONS "Swimming lessons for non - swimmers and beginners will be available at the Willow wood Country Club Swimming Pool on June 8th through June 19th at 6 o' clock in the evening. The price is $15.00 per person. Red Cross approved. BIBLE SCHOOL III II AA Alcoholics Annonymous meets every Thursday night in the basement of FMIL at & p.m, MEETING CIIANGE The Sunmters.County Uni! of the American CancEr Society will not meel Ihis week. '111e nexl meeling will be .lune 18. al The Vacation Bible School of 7:00, Localion will be announc- Central Baptist Church will be ed later. June 8 through dune12. TheCo- This is an open meeting, Directors are Mrs. Ina Kea. ton and Mrs. Marie Muddy. Children not attending vacation Bible School at their own Ch- urch are invited to attend. REVIVAL Revival at the Brooklyn Un- ited Methodist Church June 121h, 13th. 14th at 7:30. Every- one welcome. AVIS FLOWER CLUB Avis Flower Club will meet Tuesc, June 9, at 7:00 P.M. at Avis School. Evelyn Shull will be the hostess. Everyone in Summers Couoty who is interested in helping Ibis worlhwhile organization is invi. led to altend Officers and board of directors for the com- ing year will be elected at Ihis meeling. CI.ASS REUNI(N Hinton High School Class nf 1951 will hold its 301h reunion on July 10 - l l. Plans have been finalized for the picnic on Fri- day and Ihe banquet dance on Salurday at Pipestem Stale Park Any,ine )eeditlg m(,rc in- formation may cap,tact Marilyn Wicker Faulkner by calling 466.. 0259. CHAPTER TO MEET DAB Chapter 30 will have a business meeting, June 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Memorial Building. All memb- ers and officers are urged to attend. Any person who would like to become a member please att- end. Also wives are urged to attend to start a ladies DAB Auxiliary. The 1981 Kick - off for the Heart Fund Drive starts June. 8. Please give when the vol- unteere ring your doorbell. Heart disease is the number one killer of the nation. We are fighting to save your heart. Chairman Nits Meadows Mid that all volunteers will have an identification, please notice. BOOK SALE Tim Friends of the Summers County Library will hold a Sidewalk Book Sale Sat. June 13 9 a.m. - 12 noon in front of the lilmn'y and at the Country Reads Shopping Center. COMNIIION MEET The next regular meeting of the Summers County Commi- ssion will be Tuesday June 16 at 9 A.M. TO MEET The Degree of Honor will meet Thursday June 11 at one o' clock in the City Building for their regular meeting. All members are urged to attend. SLIDE SllOW A slide show about the pres- ent situation in El Salvador will be shown in the basement of the Catholic Church on Sun- day June t4th at 7 p.m. Ev- eryone is welcome to attend. FEST PLANNING Water Festival meeting June 9 Tuesday at City Hall at 7:30 p.m. Purpose to make schedule of events for festival which will be August 8 thru 16. SAVE OUR MOUNTAIN The monthly meeting of Save Our Mountains is this Wedn- esday, June I0 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall. There will be two speakers from Mountain Stream Monitors. The public is welcome. GLASSES N EEDED The Hinton Woman's Club is collecting old eyeglasses for "Eyes For The Needy". Faye Gwinn is the chairman of this project. Please let us have your old eyeglasses, We do not want .the cases. Thank you.