ACKNOWLEDGMENTS There are so many that lowe thanks, mere words of gratitude are inadequate to express my true feelings. I wish to express my deepest sense of appreciation for their combined in oompletion of this work. To my loving wife Lillian, for her devotion, saorifices and enoouragement. To my sons, Mitohell and Lee Roy for their understanding. To the good Lord for His watohful care and the many blessings throughout the years.