FROM CHAPTER 11 THIS FALL

            SEATTLE, Washington -- September 5, 1995 --
Today Jay Jacobs, Inc. (Nasdaq:
        JAYJQ) announced the opening of four new stores as the company
        continues its turnaround efforts.  This targeted expansion is
        designed to improve the company's performance by focusing on
        profitability on a store-by-store basis.

            "I have always believed that careful and strategic expansion
        would be an important part of our restructuring efforts here at Jay
        Jacobs," said President and CEO Rex Steffey.  "Based on the success
        of our new store in Olympia, and our other recently expanded
        locations, we continued to search for opportunities and identified
        these four sites."

            All four of the new stores will operate under the Jay Jacobs
        name, capitalizing on the most successful store concept in the
        chain.  The new locations are:

            Charleston Mall, Saint Charles, IL
This 5,000 square foot
        location will feature men's and women's merchandise and is the
        company's 3rd store in Illinois.

            Sunset Mall, San Angelo, TX
An important growth market
for Jay
        Jacobs, the 9th Texas location will feature men's and women's
        fashions in a 6,575 square foot store.

            Mall of Abilene, Abilene, TX
After four years of successful
        operation in the Mall of Abilene, Jay Jacobs is opening the doors at
        its expanded location there, featuring 5,977 square feet of men's
        and women's fashions.

            Fresno Fashion Fair, Fresno, CA
Reflective of the new
        merchandising plan, Jay Jacobs will re-enter the Fresno Fashion
        Fair, featuring 3,900 of men's and women's fashions.

            Additionally, the Towne Square Mall Jay Jacobs store in
        Lewiston, Idaho, previously a women's only location, will add men's
        merchandise to become the region's premier destination for men's and
        women's fashions.

            In the 15 months since filing for Chapter 11 protection, the
        company has made significant strides in its reorganization process
        including the closing of more than 100 underperforming locations,
        the selection of a new management team and the introduction of a
        unique off-price concept called d.d. sloane.  The company plans to
        open 10 new stores this year.

            In addition, Steffey and his management team have refocused the
        company's merchandising strategy in order to reach a broader base of
        core customers by developing and implementing a key item strategy
        and increasing the amount of private label merchandise available at
        Jay Jacobs as well as maintaining a strong emphasis on current
        fashion. Based on this progress, the company is moving aggressively
        towards reorganization, with a target confirmation date of late fall
        of this year.

            "Based on the steady improvement we have witnessed over several
        months and the cooperation we have received from our creditors
        committee, I am optimistic that we will meet our target emergence
        date of fall of 1995," added Steffey.

            Seattle-based Jay Jacobs, Inc. carries fashionable merchandise
        for young women and men in its 158 apparel stores located primarily
        in regional shopping malls in Western and Northwestern states.

        /CONTACT:  Carreen Winters of MWW/Strategic Communications, Inc.
        Public Relations, 201-507-9500/


            HERSHEY, Pennsylvania -- September 5, 1995 -- href="chap11.nuclear.html">Nuclear Support Services,
(Nasdaq: NSSI) today has filed a voluntary petition for
        11 Reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle
        District of Pennsylvania.

            Ralph A. Trallo, President and COO, stated that the move became
        necessary as a result of a decision by the Company's lenders to
        cease funding on Friday, September 1, 1995.  "We are extremely
        disappointed in the decision by First Fidelity and Chemical Bank to
        cease funding Company operations.  Although admittedly in default of
        certain loan covenants, as previously reported, the Company has been
        timely in all of its repayment obligations under its credit facility
        and its assets remain well in excess of its liabilities.  Moreover,
        our management team has been working diligently with lender
        representatives to resolve differences and develop workable
        revisions to present loan covenants. We have been negotiating in
        good faith with our lenders right up through last week when the
        cessation of funding on Friday, September 1, 1995, caused NSSI
        subsidiary Oliver B. Cannon & Son, Inc. to file for bankruptcy
        protection on Friday afternoon."

            NSSI and its remaining subsidiaries plan to follow suit this
        morning.  These companies will carry on operations as debtors in
        possession while they seek to restructure their financing
        arrangements. Mr. Trallo states that the companies plan to file a
        joint plan of reorganization as soon as possible.

        /CONTACT:  Ralph A. Trallo, President and COO of Nuclear Support
        Services, 717-533-6370/


            DALLAS, Texas -- September 5, 1995 -- href="chap11.usbrass.html">Eljer
        Industries, Inc.
  (NYSE:ELJ) announced today it has successfully
        negotiated an amendment that extends the maturity of its U.S.  term
        debt agreement to January 1997 from April 1996.  At July 2, 1995,
        the Company had term debt of $78.5 million.  Under the terms of the
        amendment a principal payment of $3 million was made at the time of
        the extension and scheduled principal payments totaling $8 million
        are due in 1996 with the balance becoming due on the January 31,
        1997 maturity date.  A $200,000 fee was paid by Eljer at the closing
        of the amendment to the agreement.  

            The debt agreement previously called for an $11 million
        principal payment in December 1995 and a final maturity date of
        April 1996.  A $3 million December 1996 principal payment may be
        accelerated to April 1996 if certain conditions related to the U.S.
        Brass bankruptcy proceeding are not met.  

            Scott G.  Arbuckle, President and Chief Executive Officer of
        Eljer Industries, commented: "We are pleased by our bank group's
        cooperation in extending our U.S.  term debt maturity."  

            Eljer Industries, Inc.  is a leading manufacturer and marketer
        of high quality building products, including plumbing, heating and
        ventilating products, for the residential and commercial
        construction, remodeling and repair, and do-it-yourself markets.  

         CONTACT: Eljer Industries, Inc., Dallas,
                  Brooks Sherman, (214) 407-2600
                  Morgen-Walke Associates, New York,
                  Lynn Morgen/June Filingeri,
                  Media contact: Stan Froelich
                  (212) 850-5600
                  Ken Pieper, (214) 663-9390 (in Dallas)