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Springfield Leader and Press from Springfield, Missouri • 21

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Windswept i Otherwise, Money to Be Returned LnBl Kay to Claim (Carol Fund 'f) I'f ht'f a By The Leader NIXA (Special) This is the last day that a claim can be put in for a $1000 reward for information regarding Carol Blades. The young Nixa housewife, who has been missing from her home about a year, is believed to have been abducted while at a laundry in Nixa. To be sure that no last opportunity is lost for anyone with information about Mrs. Blades, members of the Nixa American Legion will stand by OFF BEAT'S ODE of the Week, noting the Ozarks' recent unseasonably warm weather which seems to have somewhat slowed the annual onslaught of Christmas Spirit Who's Dreaming Of A While Christmas? It's hard to bear jingle bells HinS lien the weather seems more like Spring. To borrow a pun from A.

A. Milne, Windsday came on Thursday this week. This March-like December day ha winds of 20 miles an hour, with gusts to 38. It also has (left) Lori Deeds, an SMS freshman, finding she can't do a thing with her hair and doubtless glad she doesn't have to open her unmbrella. It also has Old Glory and the Missouri flag (center) snapping smartly above an SMS building.

It has papers and a plastic container (right above) tumbling ahead of a sanitation worker's broom in a windswept gutter. Finally, at right, it has a downtown shopper, Ralph E. Wagstaff, 1126 North Rnhberson, holding his hat. Cantrell Case Moves Higher Boy Avs Damages For Wound in Head The defendants in a long standing damage suit filed in connection with the shooting of an 11-year-old boy during union dispute have taken the case to the Missouri Supreme Court. DcWayne Cantrell, son of Mr.

and Mrs. James Cantrell, Route Brookline, has twice filed the suit against the Allied Industrial Workers International Union. The defendants now have obtained a writ of prohibition from the state high court to keep Cir cuit Judge James H. Kect from proceeding with the case. The action was taken after the judge overruled a defense motion to dismiss on the grounds that he does not have jurisdiction.

The defendants maintained the judge does not have jurisdic tion because the case was re-See CANTRELL, Page 80 Policeman Resigns For Frisco Job A Springfield police officer for slightly more than two years has resigned to accept another position. Kenneth B. Shaw, turned in his resignation this morning to Police Chief Sam Robards. noting that it would be effective Dec. 8.

Shaw said he has accepted a job as a special agent for Frisco Railway. Staff Photos by Art Evans and Jim Thompson two telephones from 6 p.m. today until midnight. The telephone numbers are 725-3151 and 725-3642. The Legion members asked that no one use the number unless they have information regarding the whereabouts of Mrs.

Blades, or her fate. If no information is received by midnight, the $1000 reward which has been standing for several months will be terminated. The reward money will be returned to donors at 8:30 a.m. Friday if not claimed. Staff Phnl.

SPRINGFIELD (Mo.) LEADER-PRESS New Route for Parade 119 to Receive Pins In Shrine Ceremonial. Central Square, and east to the Shrine Mosque. The parade it planned to reach the square at the completion of the dedication ceremonies. Saturday afternoon, initiation ceremonies for new member's will be held. That night a dnni will be held at the Shrine Mosque and will feature Russ Car1-lyle and his orchestra.

There are 4150 Shriners in Abou Ben Adhem, and during the past year, Shrine members have helped 89 children from southwest Missouri in their 19 orthopedic "hospitals and three burns institutes. In addition, 19 nurse trainees from Southwest Missouri are supported by full scholarships arranged by organizations within the Shrine, Rice said. Dec. 3, 1970 T7s Story Too Hot for Newsman CARTHAGE (Special) All newsmen want a hot news story, but this was too close for comfort. Earl Wright, a veteran newsman from Sarcoxie, was in front of the Carthage Press building here Wednesday when he was engulfed by smoke.

He fished out of his jacket pocket two bociks of matches which had been ignited in an undetermined manner. Wright wasn't hurt. Jaw Broken Jail Inmate Badly Beaten A 23 year-old jail Inmate, who deputies said suffered a broken jaw in a "pretty heating by fellow prisoners, was listed in "good" condition today in Cox Medical Center. Steven Qninn Thompson, 2023 South Stewart, was taken to to the hospital about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Sheriffs Lt. Arthur Hughes said. Hushes quoted Thompson as saying he couldn't identify his assailants because tiiere were "too many of them." Thompson has been jailed for several days in lieu of a $lwo bond pending trial in magistrate court on a charge of defrauding an Innkeeper. CITY David liurkhallor will be In St. Louis tomorrow for a meeting of the Missouri Law Enforcement As sistance Council.

Greene County right, today left, as chairman Democratic party chairman Day observance, Beckett, and Day has not yet will if) i I and Press Staff 01' Dur ever was listed on the far left of anything. rJAKlISii Or' politics, a kJ Bonus Pome noting proposals in Jeff City to boost taxes Cashing In On All Gur Sin My beer money I'll begrudgingly give-But on my income I still have to live. EXTRA Terse Verse, 1 ronsiderinjf the vieit nf freshman state legislators to the SMS campus this week Frosh Bosh The stuffy meanies Wouldn't wear beanies. AND ON THE OTHER college level, the Drury Student Senate promises that, if students are allowed to attend faculty meetings, the student government will keep the audience in order-Remonstrating Demonstrating It's a good thought If the kids are not Unduly Unruly. TT HAPPENED in The Lead- er and Press A hurried wire editor (further op the wire, of course) saw the word "tow" in a story and, apparently mistaking it for "two," he circled it thus telling the typesetter to change it to a numeral.

So, when the story ran here the other day, the altered sentence noted that people "were surprised to see 2-headed, well-dressed children Who wouldn't have been? HOWEVER, THAT'S NOT as bad as the misspelled advertisement which ran in our classified section earlier this week, rioting that a woman bookkeeper was seeking new employment, preferring "something with some pubic contact." What the "LM ONE LAST poetic poke at ourselves, noting that a member of our sports staff currently is receiving more irate mail over a critical column than one of our more infamous Curbstone Critics Letter Getter Hawlrigg is big; Ellis is Jealous. OUTSTANDING LAYMAN and laywnman wards will be presented at (lie annual meeting of the Springfield Area Council of Churches to he held at 7:30 tonight in the South Street Christian Church sanctuary. P.ishop William W. Baum will be the speaker. A total of 119 persons will re ceive 25-year certificates and 33 will receive 50-year certificates and pins during the Abou Ben Adhcm Shrine Temple's annual fall ceremonial Saturday.

The event is scheduled to coin cide with the dedication of Park Central Square. Edwin C. Rice, potentate, said the activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with a coffee at the Shrine Mosque at which time the certificates and pins will be awarded. At 11 a.m., the annual parade will leave the mosque on a new parade route.

The parade of Shrine units from Joplin, Rolla, Waynesvillc and Camdentnn, will go west on St. Louis to Jefferson, south to Walnut, west to South Avenue, north to Park Jackson Day Duo Democratic Party Chairman William Joyner, announced appointment of attorney Andy Dalton, of the 1971 edition of the annual Jackson Day Party gathering here. Dalton is a past Democratic here. Also named to key posts in the 1971 Jackson as vice chairmen, were Bill Maynard, Bob Tom Sipe, Joyner said a definite date for Jackson been selected, but it is expected the decision be made within the next two weeks. ON ONE RECENT warm night in Our Town, three city policemen were sent to a local residence after a frightened 25-year-old woman called headquarters to report she heard a prowler in her basement.

Officer Dan Adamson stealthily descended the staircase, gun hand at the ready. When he reached the bottom, he was confronted by a fierce chicken. No arrests were made. A fowler-prowler TT MAY have changed by now, but here's another Weather Report If the weather ran mild From now until Yule, lt drive merchants And urchins in school And the weather man wild. QRAFFITO the Week: Tm" SyNTAX Look that up in your Funk Wagnall's.

A CONSTANT READER, who occasionally glances over copies of The American Medical News when not scanning Off Brat, sends us a November" issue of the medical publication which notes that four physicians won concessional seats in the recent election. The triumphant docs were pic tured left-to-rtght, starting with our own Durward Hall the only time, our spy suggests, that Kansas Section To Open Friday? The newly improved section of Kansas Avenue from Division north to Kearney may open to traffic Friday afternoon. State Highway District Engineer V. B. L'nscll has announced.

tinsel! said the opening has been tentatively set for tomor row afternoon but opening will be dependent on completion of chock-out procedures on newly installed traffic signals at the in tersection of Kansas and' DM-sion. The Kansas Avenue construc tion includes an overpass over the Frisco railway yards, and improvement of the street north to Kemnev where it will link with Mo. 13. 'Desperate Straits'' Many Already in By GARY KENNON Staff Writer Missouri public schools, many already badly shaken by financial difficulties, suffered another serious at the bands of state government today with the announcement of a 40 percent cut in the Dec. 15 school foundation payment.

Reaction from Springfield and area school officials was immediate and somber. Some examples: From Springfield: "If this trend of state aid distribution continues all school districts in the Slate of Missouri including the Springfield School district will be facing a serious if not critical financial situation." From West Plains; "We're in dire financial crisis here. It will undoubtedly be necessary for us to borrow money." From Lebanon: "If our full entitlement isn't paid this year I'm sure we'll be in the hole here." From Nixa: "We will be in desperate straits if we come out of the year without the money that has been promised us." From Branson: "Frankly, I'm still in shock." From Buffalo: "It'll be almost disastrous to us and lt certainly will he if it can't be made up at a later time." From Carthage: "It looks to me like the financial condition, as far as schools are considered, is growing worse every day." From Willard: "The real question is, will it he made up later? If they are just behind anil make it up later that is one thing, but if we never get it, that is a horse of a different color." What the school officials were discussing in those comments was the announcement by two official state sources today that the December school foundation payment will be only 15.2 percent of the year's total instead of the usual 25 percent or so. School officials were advised of the situation today in a letter from John W. Alberty, of the division of public schools, State Department of Education.

Alberty related to school superintendents an announcement by State Comptroller John C. Vaughn that the state will be forced, for lack of funds, to cut the Dec. 15 schools payment by 40 percent, from the $58 million the schools were supposed to got to a level of 8 million for the quarter. Vaughn said that if slate income picks up before the end of the fiscal year, the state might be able to make up losses to the schools toward the end of the year. But what further complicates the matter is that the state already has reduced the money schools are receiving by the.

fact that the September allotment was only 33.5 percent of the year's total compared to a 43 percent figure in September last year. Kenneth Kraft, director of business service for the Springfield school system, noted that here the cut will result to tho district's receiving $1,421,700 less this year through' the December payment (23 25 percent less) than through tho same period of 1 1070. Kraft, said that had the lat followed the game percentage in distributions this year as last "W( would have received through December sppnnimale- See SCHOOLS, Page 80 -v.

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