Kennebec Journal from Augusta, Maine (2024)

I JANUARY 22, 1990 AUGUSTA, MAINE KENNEBEC JOURNAL. I OBITUARIES I OBITUARIES Norman L. Edwards FARMINGDALE Dr. Norman L. Edwards, 84, of 15 Hayford died Jan.

20, 1990, at his home. He was born in Madison, Oct. 24, 1905, the son of Bryce and Fannie Mae (Trench) Edwards. He was a graduate of Madison Memorial High School, Bates College, Class of 1929, and Harvard Dental School in 1933. He practiced dentistry in Madison until 1936.

He then moved to Augusta where he practiced dentistry for 40 years, retiring in 1976. He married Esther Beals on Nov. 28, 1935 in Madison. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve as a full commander in 1963.

He was a 50-year member of Penny Memorial United Baptist Church and was a member of the Augusta Lodge a 32nd Degree Mason i in the Scotish Rite Bodies and was a Nobel of the Kora Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobels of the Mystic Shrine in Lewiston. He was a past president of the Bates College Alumni Association. He is survived by his wife of Farmingdale; two sons, Richard N. Edwards of Randolph and Bryce K. Edwards of Augusta; four daughters, Mrs.

Kenneth (Marlene) Black and Patricia L. Edwards, both of Augusta, Mrs. Robert (Deborah) Billings of Washington, and Wendy E. Crowley of Lewiston; a brother, Granville T. Edwards of Madison; a sister, Mrs.

Henry (Elinor) Merry of Brunswick; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours are today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church Augusta, where the Augusta Lodge will give a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Penny Memorial United Baptist Church, Grove Street, Augusta.

Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children and Burn Center, Kora Temple Shrine, 11. Sabattus Lewiston, 04240. John C. Bush MANCHESTER John C. Bush, 77, died Jan.

20, 1990, at the Kennebec Valley Medical Center, Augusta Division. He was Nov. 29, 1912 in Glens Falls, N.Y., the son of Howard J. and Helen (DeLong) Bush. He was a 1930 graduate of the Glens Falls Academy and of Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.

He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts for two years. He was employed as a manager by the General Adjustment Bureau in Augusta. Following that, he was self-employed as an insurance adjuster, retiring in January 1977. 'He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, N.Y., the United Church of Christ, Gardiner, the Gardiner Rotary Club, and the Augusta Country Club since 1952. He was predeceased by his brother, Clendon Bush, in 1984.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret (Kilpatrick) Bush of Manchester; two sons, John H. Bush of Mountain View, and Stephen K. Bush of Augusta; a daughter, Priscilla B. Morse of Danvers, four grandchildren, a great-grandson, one niece and one Graveside services will be held at the Bay Street Cemetery Chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. in Glens Falls, N.

Y. Donations may be made to Kennebec Valley Medical Center, Gardiner Division Memorial Fund, in care of Amesbury-White Funeral Home, 39 Washington Gardiner, 04345. Service GARDINER A funeral service for Raymond A. Nash, who died Jan. 18, 1990, was held Saturday at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave.

The Rev. Robert Leon, pastor of the Randolph United Methodist Church, officiated. Spring burial be in the family lot in the Whitefield Plains Cemetery. Service GARDINER A funeral service for Lloyd R. Johnson, who died Jan.

18, 1990, was held Saturday at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave. The Rev. Michael McDonald, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, officiated. Spring burial will be in the family lot in the Mount Hope Cemetery, South Gardiner.

Ernest Bolstridge PITTSTON Ernest Bolstridge, 88, of Route 126, died Jan. 20, 1990, at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Coopers Mills. He was born Nov. 14, 1901 in Caswell, the Alonzo and Nellie (Taylor) Bolstridge. He attended Caswell schools.

For most of his life, Mr. Bolstridge was self-employed as a carpenter. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Daisy (Watson) Bolstridge, who died in July 1983. He is survived by a son, Floyd Bolstridge of Pittston; one sister, Celeste Gallagher of Burlington, and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visiting hours.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Ortonville Cemetery in Ortonville, New Brunswick, Canada. Contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Springfield Hospital, 516 Carew Springfield, Mass. 01104. Arrangements are by AmesburyWhite, 39 Washington Gardiner. Service AUGUSTA Funeral services for Avis E.

Young, who died Jan. 17, 1990, were held Saturday at the Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St. The Rev. Ronnie Dean McRaven, pastor of the Seven Star Cathedral, officiated. There were representatives from the church.

Pallbearers were Thomas L. Health, Stanley Zuchowski, Roland McIntyre and Leo J. Murphy. Burial was in the family lot at Bien Venue Cemetery, Winthrop. Street, Augusta, where the Rev.

McRaven read the committal prayers. Service AUGUSTA A Mass of Christian burial for Rosario Chabot, who died Jan. 17, 1990, was celebrated Saturday morning at St. Augustine Catholic Church. The Rev.

Raymond Morency, parochial vicar, officiated. Taking part in the Offertory Procession were Mr. Chabot's son and daughter-in-law, Mr. Donald and Mrs. Guylaine Chabot.

There were representatives from the church. Pallbearers were Jerome Thomas, Andre Chabot, Steve Crocker, George Malo, Gaeton Chabot and Reginald Chabot. Spring burial will be in the family lot at Holy Family Cemetery. Service WINDSOR A memorial service for Lauretta C. Gustafson, who died Dec.

23, 1989, was held Saturday evening at Gray Pratt Funeral Home. The Rev. Gilbert Patenaude officiated. Burial will be private. Service WINDSOR Funeral and committal prayers for Eva F.

Cookson, who died Jan. 18, 1990, were offered Saturday afternoon at Gray Pratt Funeral Home. Jack Bickford of the West Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiated. Spring burial will be in Branch Mills Cemetery, Branch Mills. Service CAMDEN A funeral service for Agatha T.

Frye, who died Jan. 17, 1990, was held Sunday afternoon at Laite Pratt Funeral Home. The Rev. R. Quentin Johnson officiated.

Committal prayers were offered and burial followed in Rockville Cemetery, Rockport. Service JEFFERSON A funeral service for Otto Fahlbusch, who died Jan. 17, 1990, was held Saturday at St. Giles Episcopal Church with the Rev. Veronica Knapick officiating.

Committal services were held at the Hodgkins Cemetery. Arrangements were by Hall Funeral Home, 77 Main Waldoboro. Service WINDHAM A funeral service for Emma B. Macomber, who died Jan. 19, 1990, was held at Amesbury- White Funeral Home.

The Rev. Will Canfijn, pastor of the Cornerstone Assembly in Windham, officiated. Becky Wiles, granddaughter of the deceased, sang "What A Friend We Have In Jesus." Delegations attended from the church, the Pittston United Methodist Church, Chelsea Senior Citizens, and Pittston Fair Association. Spring burial will be at the Whitefield Cemetery. EPA in Cabinet looks possible WASHINGTON (NYT) President Bush, reversing his previous position, would accept a vote in Congress to make the Environmental Protection Agency a Cabinet-level department, administration officials say.

Before he took office, Bush said he did not want to add to the Cabinet because he wanted to keep it a manageable size; it now has 14 members. But, the officials said, the president's growing appreciation of the need for global cooperation on environmental problems, the profound implications of EPA programs on all parts of society and the Cadets FROM PAGE ONE hostage. The Interior Ministry reported 51 civilians and six soldiers dead, and 287 civilians and 36 soldiers wounded in Saturday's action. That brought total number of casualties for the week at 129 dead and more than 500 wounded. Activists reported much higher figures, and Interior Ministry officials said they received too many conflicting accounts to confidently update their figures.

Baku's military commandant said 83 people, including 14 servicemen and their family members, were killed in fighting since late Friday, according to a Radio Moscow broadcast monitored by the British Broadcasting Corp. in London. The chief doctor of Baku's ambulance service told the Tass news agency 57 civilians were killed and nearly 500 wounded in the weekend clashes. Foreign reporters were barred from Armenia and Azerbaijan, so it was difficult to reconcile the conflicting information. Moscow sent troops to Baku after fighting flared between the Moslem Azerbaijanis and mainly Christian Armenians.

The neighboring republics are locked in a decades-old dispute over the region of NagornoKarabakh, which is inside Azerbai- battle jan but populated mainly by Armenians. The bloodiest wave of violence erupted Jan. 13 with anti-Armenian rioting in Baku that killed 67 people by official count and forced thousands of Armenians to abandon their homes. It escalated into open warfare elsewhere in Azerbaijan and led to the worst fighting in the ethnic feud in two years. Tens of thousands of Azerbaijanis gathered Sunday outside the Communist Party headquarters in Baku to mourn those killed when Soviet troops moved in, Yunusov said.

They also demanded that the state of emergency imposed in the capital early Saturday be lifted and that Soviet troops pull out, according to the Azerbaijan's People's Front, which has organized anti-Armenian protests. Baku's city council made identical demands, and the republic's Supreme Soviet legislature met in emergency session. Its agenda was not immediately clear. Residents said flags with black mourning ribbons were draped on cars, balconies and windows throughout the city, which was in the middle of three days of officially declared mourning. A Mass funeral was scheduled today.

Soldiers continued to patrol the Caspian Sea port of 1.8 million people in armored personnel carriers. Radio Moscow said troops arrested 18 people overnight for violating a curfew as part of a state of emergency. militant leader of Azerbaijan's People's Front, which has organized anti-Armenian protests, was arrested after he was found to be carrying a homemade grenade, the broadcast said. The Interior Ministry in Moscow said extremists massed on a dock in Baku near the tanker Ivan Zemnukhov and threatened to blow up the ship unless Soviet troops were withdrawn from the capital. Ali Asker, a People's Front member in Baku, said in a telephone interview that workers aboard oil tankers and other ships anchored in Baku's port have threatened to set vessels unless troops are withdrawn.

The seamen also threatened to ignite oil facilities in Baku, Asker said. The threat could not be immediately confirmed. In Moscow, thousands of Azerbaijanis, many wearing black armbands and waving black flags of mourning, gathered at their republic's offices and then marched two blocks to the headquarters of the Tass news agency. They claimed official news coverage of the events in their republic was distorted and carried signs critical of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.

"Tragedy in Baku, the New Thinking," read one in a mocking reference to the Soviet leader's policy of cooperation and mutual respect for other nations. western Moscow, hundreds of Armenians gathered at a church and cemetery to mourn their dead. They lit candles and listened to an organ playing somber music inside the small red brick church. Volunteers sat at a table snow-covered sidewalk outside the collect donations for theurs5, 000 Armenian refugees who fled Baku. Demonstrators outside the church held protest signs, including one that blamed Moscow for the deaths.

Armenians in their capital, Yerevan, paid their last respects Sunday to a nationalist leader killed in a battle Friday with Azerbaijanis on the border with the Azerbaijan territory of Nakhichevan, activist Rafael Popoyan said. Gorbachev told a nationwide television audience Saturday that troops were sent into Baku as the last resort after two years of trying to solve the ethnic conflict peacefully. Speakers at rallies in Baku reportedly have demanded secession from the Soviet Union and unification with Iran. Car makers, government arguing over dummy FROM PAGE ONE But General Motors Corp. is fighting the move, arguing that Sid is an unreliable, technological hasbeen whose use will result in dangerous car designs.

Government officials dispute that assertion, and some safety advocates say the industry is using technical arguments to delay costly changes. The dispute over Sid, developed by the government, is intensifying as federal highway officials begin tests to compare it to Biosid, a test dummy designed by General Motors, and Eurosid, another model developed by a consortium of European car producers. All the dummies have sensors and measuring devices built into them for testing the effects of side crashes on car occupants, but the three differ. Sid is armless, and Biosid and Eurosid have adjustable limbs. Biosid also has a flexible mechanical ribcage that GM researchers say can better detect the potential for internal injuries.

Should Sid's test data prove to be inaccurate, the entire effort to to be set back a year or more while side safety is likely federal officials rewrite crash test proposals. Even inconclusive data could produce a lengthy court dispute. For example, officials at GM said the auto giant may oppose a compromise that would let car companies use any one of the three dummies. "We would prefer that Biosid be used exclusively," said Dr. Ian Lau, a General Motors senior research engineer.

"We would prefer a level playing field." Car makers do not dispute the need to make cars safer, although GM estimates that only 140 lives a year would be saved by new rules, rather than 1,200. In any event, safety advocates worry that the longer the dispute continues, the more motorists will be injured and killed needlessly. This is not the the auto makers have challenged crash dummy technology. In the early 1970s, Chrysler Corp. was upheld in federal court in its claim that a government dummy developed for airbag testing was flawed.

Consumer advocates say there are several reasons for the dispute. Joan Claybrook, president of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group in Washington, indicated that one cause is economic, that GM benefits from any delay in a rule that would require it to change car designs. Other safety advocates view the debate as technical, saying the researchers are obsessed with perfecting laboratory dummies rather than preventing deaths on the roads. "This is an example of science at its worst, said Brian O'Neill, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research organization in Arlington, Va. "Scientists are arguing about the perfect answer, and while they are waiting to find it, people are dying.

GM scientists reject such arguments, saying they are eager to make better cars. "If the rule is not contested we lose the opportunity to improve our product," Lau said. "And that would be too bad for consumers." Other U.S. car makers are also leary of Sid, but thus far have stayed in the background and let General Motors take the lead in opposing its use. "If we had to use Sid, we could," said Robert H.

Munson, director of automotive safety for Ford Motor Co. "The dilemma is whether it simulates what happens in the real world and our answer is we don't think so." The squabble provides an important test for Jerry Ralph Curry, the new head of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Curry is under congressional pressure to move swiftly on side-impact rules, which have languished for years. An agency spokesman declined to make Curry available for an interview. But several auto industry executives said Curry recently told them he favors adopting the rule quickly.

The issue highlights the littleknown role of crash test dummies in saving lives. Rather than requiring car makers to take specific actions to make cars safer, federal highway officials develop a crash test and use dummies fitted with instruments to measure forces that simulate injuries. Car makers must then redesign vehicles so a dummy's injury data meet government requirements. Most major federal rules intended to reduce vehicle deaths, like those involving seat belts and child restraints, relied on crash dummy tests. Such dummies are developed from laboratory studies of test crashes in which cadavers are placed in the seats.

Most death and injuries in sideimpact collisions occur when occupants are crushed or are thrown sideways into door parts or are thrown out of vehicles. As a result, safety experts believe deaths and injuries can be reduced by, among other things, changing door designs, recessing handles and knobs and adding foam within doors. But the dummy dispute is delaying research on how effective such measures would be, safety experts said. "We don't know what is the best foam to use yet and we can't test it until everyone agrees on a dummy, said Dr. Albert King, a professor of bioengineering at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Mayor Barry of Washington promises to seek help FROM PAGE ONE stood beside him during his brief statement, said the mayor had reached "his hour of reckoning" and indicated he would seek professional help. As her husband dabbed at his tears, Effi Barry praised him for finally conceding his personal shortcomings and she promised her continued support. "Marion, for you to admit to the world that you have a problem, you need to deal with your problem to make yourself whole again truly a burden that has been lifted front our souls," said Mrs. Barry. "And I know that for our family this is just the beginning," she said.

"Your admission of the fact that you need help is the first step. And we will Christopher and I will be there with you every step of the way." Christopher is the couple's 10- year-old son. "I have never been prouder of Marion Barry," said Del. Walter E. Soviet plans: Born the son of sharecroppers in the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, Barry rose to become one of the nation's most prominent black politicians.

Flanked by some of the black clergy who were pillars of his political support in the District, the mayor recalled his struggles during his Sunday statement. "The men who are here I've known over the years and needed their counsel and guidance because the events of the past few days have been the most difficult of my life more difficult than fighting my way out of poverty of a black youth born in the segregated Deep South, more difficult than the fear and hatred I faced as a civil rights leader in the 1960s, more difficult than could have imagined he said. "I've had to realize that God made Marion Barry the same as he made other people, a flesh and blood creation who rises and falls just like any other human being," said the mayor. Union opposed to reopening contract Gov. John McKernan and legislators from both parties agree that the pay hikes were needed to recruit and retain state employees, but Democrats question McKernan's decision to negotiate a three-year wage pact in an uncertain economy.

McKernan defends the idea of a three contract, suggesting that it allows the state and its employees "to get on with other things not waste time negotiating" every year. While no one suggests that state employees are overpaid, some lawmakers said the contracts are out of step with today's economic realities. "If the governor and the Legislature were reviewing the contracts at this point in time it seems highly probable there would be a different says Rep. Linwood M. Higgins (R- the rank- Hall Mary, full of grace the Lord is with thee, Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. troops Fauntroy, the District's non-voting congressman and a longtime friend and political ally of the mayor. Before his arrest, Barry set Sunday as the day he would announce his candidacy for an unprecedented fourth term as mayor. was first elected in 1978, only five years after Congress granted home-rule powers to the District.

In his appearance at the church, Barry did not mention his political plans. However, some associates told reporters that the mayor hoped to serve out the remainder of his third term but not seek re-election. There are already nearly half a dozen announced campaigns under way for mayor, but the Rev. Jesse Jackson has garnered the most attention as a possible candidate. Over the weekend, Jackson said he had talked to Barry, a longtime friend from the civil rights movement, on the telephone.

But, in several TV appearances, Jackson would not discuss his political ing Republican on the Appropriations Committee. Rep. Dan Gwadosky, the House majority leader, thinks that although employees deserve the raise, McKernan may have based the contract on overly optimistic economic forecasts. "The economy today and the economy last year are different. Those contracts were negotiated by people projecting a great deal of growth in the economy.

It just hasn't happened," he says. The MSEA last June ratified a three-year wage pact that included four raises of 3 percent each over the first two years, and a further 7 percent in the third year. Several months later, University of Maine System trustees ratified a three-year contract with their IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of Irene Shea January 17, 1924 22, 1981 Gone but not forgotten is the face we loved. She was the greatest mother and friend anyone could have had. Your Family After appearing in U.S.

District Court on Friday, Barry voluntarily relinquished most of his duties to city administrator Carol Thompson. However, in an announcement relayed through aides, he said at the time he would stay on as mayor. "In the final analysis, it's not the title that a person holds that's important," he said Sunday. "It's not Marion Barry the mayor that counts. It's Marion Barry the person, a human being with a body, mind and spirit like any other Although allegations of Barry's drug use have been rampant in recent years, the mayor's arrest has stunned the nation's capital.

For the past two years, the District has also become a murder capital. Crack a potent form of cocaine has been the root of the escalating violence, as drug dealers brought guns and death to primarily black neighborhoods. In public, at least, the mayor has been in the forefront of the anti-drug fight. He has frequently gone to inner-city schools to warn children about the dangers of crack cocaine. FROM PAGE ONE employees that was even more generous: Faculty got a 6 percent raise last July 1, followed by a 6 percent July 1, 1990 and a 7 percent raise on July 1, 1991.

Service and maintenance workers got raises of 5.5, 5.5 and 7 percent. Those contracts will cost $9.9 million over the two-year budget cycle and $5.5 million in the third year. Still unsettled are university contracts with 1,254 clerical workers and the 890-member professional staff association, according to Kent Price, university spokesman. "The state employee contract set the pace for everyone else," says Martin. rising public interest in such issues have helped persuade him to drop his opposition.

Legislation make the EPA a Cabinet department is scheduled to be introduced in the House of Representatives this week. On the Senate side, a similar measure is expected to be introduced shortly. Guess Who's Our Mom Claire! We Love You Mom! Tammy Jeff Make My Monday Hear about the masseur who lost his job? He rubbed someone the wrong way. Exercise is good for you. For you, not for me.

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