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0 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 00 Disappeared Half Year Ago Nixa Mystery Unsolved A 22-year-old Nixa is spending his third a wedding anniversary alone today -his wife has been missing for six months. Larry Blades hopes his wife is still alive. A Springfield private detective doesn't think she is. Christian County Sheriff L. E.

(Buff) Lamb is quoted as guess. ing Carol Blades had "run off." The described as 20-year-old a shy, Mrs. "rather Blades, na-1 ive" girl who didn't make friends easily, disappeared last Dec. 15 when she left the home two miles north of Nixa to go to the laundromat in Nixa, It was about 3 p.m. when she left home.

It was the last time she was seen, according to Jim Winfrey, a. Springfield private 2nd Man Sought, Funeral Today Murder Hearing Set June 25 for Suspect PINEVILLE (Special) Preliminary hearing for Perry Ervin, 27, of Sulphur Springs, on charges of first degree murder, had been set for June 25. Ervin is charged, along with his father-in-law, George Yearian, in connection with Satur- Services Slated For Man Killed By Electrocution ROLLA (Special) Funeral services were scheduled today for Charles E. Massey, 40, of Rolla, who was electrocuted about 7 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. Massey, an insurance adJuster, was killed while repairing plumbing at his home. He reportedly was using a "trouble light" that had a defective cord. Dampness caused by the plumbing problems under the home reportedly aggravated the flaw and when he came in contact with it he was killed. Services were to be held at Poland Chapel in Cameron with the Rev.

Herbert Clinton officiating and burial in Cameron Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his Majorie; one daughter, Elizabeth Ellen, of the home; son, Charles, of Cameron; one brother, Fred, Bothell, and one grandchild. Ransom ReadyBut Diplomat? RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The release of kidnaped West German Ambassador ried von Holleben was awaited today following the arrival in Algeria of 40 Brazilian political prisoners freed as ransom for him. Conditions set by the kidnapers for the 61-year-old diplomat's freedom apparently were met when Brazilian television stations relayed photographs and reports of the prisoners stepping off an airliner in Algiers Monday night. But six hours after their plane landed, there still was no sign of Von Holleben.

False tips and rumors kept police and newsmen speeding to various parts of Rio, only to find no trace of the ambassador. Hamsters Missing, Girl Getting Shots SALEM (Special) Ten year old Deborah Lose, of Salem, started a series of anti-rabies shots Saturday when attempts to find a hamster that bit her were. halted. She was bitten in a Rolla store by one of the pets. Three hamsters were subsequently, sold and store officials were unsuccessful in locating two of them.

The girl's physician thought the rabies shots were a "necessary precaution." APPOINTMENT of John N. Shanholtzer, 1001 South Chadwick, as a plumbing inspector was announced by city personnel offices today. He succeeds Leonard Sims, who has resigned to enter private business. STORY OF A FAMILY much like yours Almost everyone has portraits of their children. But the children should have something, too.

What more appropriate, economical portrait than one of your whole family group? Easily, beautifully done. All in one sitting. Call today for your appointment. DUNCAN STUDIO 325 South Ave. DIAL 866-1420 FREE PARKING AT DX STATION BLOCK SOUTH Woman Is Killed HARTVILLE (Special) A Hartville woman's vacation to Ohio to visit her daughter has ended in tragedy.

Mrs. Alice Rowe, 60, and her daughter, Mrs. Frances Rudokas, 45, Middletown, Ohio, were reported among four persons killed about 1:30 a.m. today in a three-car crash near Lebanon, Ohio on I-75. Ohio troopers said a car driven by Mrs.

Rowe collided with another vehicle, and a third car slammed into the pileup. Officers said two other women, Carol Ann Pfau and Elizabeth A. Fellmire, both of Lebanon, Ohio, were in other cars and also died in the crash. One of the other drivers, Robert R. Ware, 37, Florence, was injured and listed in "fair" condition in a Lebanon hospital.

Friends here said Mrs. Rowe moved to Hartville, about 12 years ago from Sioux City, Iowa. Her husband, Dave, died about two years ago. Mrs. Rowe reportedly left Hartville several days ago to visit her son, Donald, in Illinois, and then moved on to visit her daughter in Ohio.

Funeral- services and burial are expected to be conducted in Sioux City. Draft From Front Page, day allows Selective Service to order such a man to report for induction -when his induction would normally have taken place, but not sooner- even though he did not report for a pre-induction physical. Tarr said this was not necessarily how the guidelines would appear in their final form because he has not yet received a full analysis of the court's decision from Selective Service lawyers. He said this was his own interpretation of the court's decision. Tarr said he thought the decision would increase the workload of local draft boards and appeal boards because some men who previously thought themselves unqualified, for conscientious objector status might now seek it.

But he declined to estimate what impact, if any, the ruling might have on the draft operation in general, on resistance to the draft, and on attitudes toward the Voetnam war. Tarr said, however, that the decision was not likely to "open the floodgates" for unlimited claims of conscientious objection, in effect making each man the judge of whether he should serve. "It will be difficult," he said, "for people to profess sincerity when there is no sincerity. It will be difficult to profess rigorous training and belief for someone who doesn't even take troubles of looking up the footnotes." Tarr conceded that such standards give an advantage to welleducated people who can quote philosophers and point to college SPRINGFIELD (Mo.) LEADER-PRESS June 16, 1970 3 of Sanctions' State Teachers Association Warns of 'Serious' Trouble detective who is assisting in the search for Mrs. Blades.

Mrs. Blades was supposed to return home about 5 p.m. and awaken her husband so he could get ready for his job on the third shift at Springday. Blades awoke around 7:15 p.m. and called his cousin in Nixa to see if his wife was still at the laundry.

The cousin checked and reported that Carol wasn't at the laundry, but the car was on the side of the road, about two blocks from there. Blades contacted Sheriff Lamb who went to the scene and authorized a wrecker from Ozark to come and tow the car off the roadside. On Dec. 17, Blades called Winfrey, who is a friend of the family. According to Winfrey, the vicinity of the laundry was searched and skid marks in the gravel where the car had been located were found.

The car, which was examined at the garage where it was towed, had oil all over the fire. wall, he said, and there was mud on the windshield and fresh scratches on both sides of the car. The antenna on the back of the car was bent and torn from the car body. Winfrey also concluded that the car had traveled about 65 miles more than necessary for the trip to the laundry and a shopping trip to Springfield made after the car had been filled with gasoline. Blades has circulated posters bearing a picture of his wife and her description.

(She is a petite 5 foot 2, 115 pounds, and a brunette.) Thero have been no responses. Sheriff Lamb's office has checked out numerous "rumors" with other law enforcement agencies in Kansas City, Oklahoma, California and the immediate area, according to Deputy Wallace Groover. So far, none of the rumors has had any substance, he said. "I worked 27 cases of missing persons last year," said Winfrey, "and I found them all except her." Winfrey said he was convinced that the Blades case is not the usual one of a woman "running away with another man." He said that three persons had reported seeing a man jump from the car where it was found by the laundry and run into a nearby field. The car keys were found later in the field.

Say Northside Group Of Police Station Members of the North Springfield Betterment Association held their regular monthly meeting today at the Springfield Police Station. Following a catered luncheon, the members took a 40-minute tour of the facilities, first occupied last December. The tour takes about 40 minutes and several officers guided small groups of businessmen and explained the operation of the department. The first comment heard in regard to the facilities was "Beautiful." Ralph Slavens, a realtor, is I president of the association. COLUMBIA (Special) The Missouri State Teachers Association has warned the state that serious crises await Missouri schools in the wake of the current financial situation.

Issuing what was termed "a statement of sanctions," the 0 0-member association said lack of adequate funds would force some school districts to shorten the school term, eliminate special programs, reduce 'Learned Lesson' Youth Gets New Chance A 17-year-old youth who admitted a breakin but whose mother believes has learned his lesson, will be given another chance, Deputy Sheriff Jerry McCafferty reported. Benton Linder, owner of Linder TV, 854 South Glenstone, said he'd be satisfied with $40 restitution on a broken television tube, McCafferty said. The prosecutor's office was quoted as saying that no charges could be filed, since the officers actually did not have probable cause to, believe crime had been committed when the youth was found walking with a suitcase type object. Edgar Sterling and Robert Bowman stopped to check the youth early Sunday, thinking he might be one of the two jail escapees being sought. The youth admitted he had stolen a tape recorder and other items and that he'd dropped and broken the tv tube, McCafferty said.

The young man, who told the officer that he'd never stolen anything before, has been working as a dish washer to help his mother with support of six other children in the family, which is receiving welfare. His mother said she sincerely believed that the youth had learned his lesson and that he'd never get in any more trouble, McCafferty reported. Two Missouri GIs Among Vietnam Dead WASHINGTON (UPI) Two Missourians were listed Monday by the Defense Department as fatalities in Vietnam. Army Spec. 4 Birch mons, son of Mr.

and Mrs. Birch Stemmons of Columbia, was killed in action. Army WO Dale E. Greife of Union died from non-hostile causes. WASHINGTON -Secretary of the Interior Walter J.

Hickel still hopes environmental problems and conservation of natural resources can be controlled by a single federal agency despite reports President Nixon plans to separate them. courses in support of their claims, but he said this was always the case in conscientious objection decisions. Tarr said he was "somewhat surprised" by Monday's decision. "The thing that worries me," he said, "is the difficult decisions that have to be made by local boards." curriculum offerings, lose staff members, curtail purchase of instructional materials and overcrowd classrooms. Mrs.

Mildred Leaver of Rolla, MSTA president, said the sanctions are aimed at the state as a whole, rather than at the liegilature. She said the MSTA executive committee believes the 75th General Assembly acted responsibly and that the third special session ended last week had done all it could to alleviate 1 the financial condition of the state's public schools" brought about by the repeal of income tax revision plan. Mrs. Leaver criticized constitutional restrictions requiring two thirds majority votes to ap. prove school levies above $3.75 per $100 valuation, noting that several such levy, proposals have experienced difficulty in gaining passage this year in several school districts.

The MSTA reiterated a call for full financing of public schools in the amount of $269 million for the 1971 school year. Dodge Only Truck Bidder Central Dodge was the sole bidder to supply three trucks at a City Hall bid opening, Purchasing Agent Andy Jackson said today, Bid was $7891.87 for a police department vehicle, especially equipped for traffic safety education. A van type vehicle for traffic regulations section of public works brought a bid of $2309.39. On a truck for the operations section of public works, Central Dodge bid $3041.25, plus $577 for a dump body. Low bidder to modify a mist sprayer, acquired some years ago in the fight against Dutch elm disease, to suit requirments for an "air curtain procedure for waste disposal at the sanitary landfill, was Rose Metal Products at Acme Structural Steel bid $1030, and Holland Steel $1258.

Mountain Grove Man Hurt in Ladder Fall MANSFIELD (Special) Sam Kelly, a Mountain Grove man employed by Hutson Electrie there, is recovering in the Mansfield hospital from painful injuries suffered in an on-the-job fall here. Kelly broke several toes when he fell 15 feet from a ladder at a new plant here and landed on his feet. Now Many Wear FALSE TEETH With Little Worry Do your false teeth annoy and embarrass you by coming loose when you eat, laugh or talk? Then put some FASTEETH Denture Adhesive Powder on your plates. Easyto-use FASTEETH holds your dentures firmer longer. It makes eating caster.

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Walnut Free Parking Across Street it's time to remember DAD with Russell Stover day's shooting of Zebulen Lee Wilkins, 38, of Sulphur Springs, Ark. Ervin was arrested Saturday near Springfield. At Ervin's arraignment Monday, McDonald County Magistrate W. G. Tracy noted that the date of the preliminary hearing might be reset if Yearian is caught prior to the June 25 setting.

Meanwhile, funeral services for Wilkins were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Midway Church, located between Decatur, and Gravette, Ark. Kenneth Payne officiated and burial was in Bethel Cemetery near Sulphur Springs under direction of Masson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, Ark. Wilkins had been a resident of Sulphur Springs for three years and was a member of the Nazarene Church. is survived by his wife, Bobbie; his parents, Mr.

and Mrs. Elmer L. Wilkins, Sulphur Springs; two brothers, George S. Wilkins, Anderson, and Doyle D. Wilkins, Sulphur Springs; sister, Mrs.

Roberta Glee Dose, Sulphur Springs. City Holds Cat Which Bit Child A Springfield mother, concerned about her young daughter who was bitten by a cat, also is worried about the animal's owner. Mrs. Sam Hammock, 4087 South Broadway, reported her 7-year-old daughter, Tracy, was bitten on wrist by the cat about 7:30 last night as the little girl and other children petted the cat, who apparently had wandered into the neighborhood. Mrs.

Hammock called the city rabies control unit and officers The were animal able to now is capture being held cat. at the city pound for the 10-day observation period to check for rabies--but Mrs: Hammock wonders if the cat's owner would be relieved to learn the pet's whereabouts and perhaps arrange to have the feline kept by a veterinarian for the observation period. Anyone missing a large black male cat with gray speckles and a gold or silver collar may contact Mrs. Hammock at 881-1693. Monday by his parents as incorrigible, remains in juvenile detention today pending a conference with his parents, Deputy Juvenile Officer Jim Hutchinson said.

A 13-year-old boy referred CANDIES for special DAD gifts NES packed with chocolates Din lb. box $1.20 1 lb. box $2.35 day 3 a 00 assorted chocolates 1 lb. box $1.95 2 lb. box $3.85 FATHER'S DAY SUNDAY, JUNE 21 Give Dad a Famous Pen and Pencil Set Chrome Set Cross writing instruments make a distinctive gift forever cherished by the recipient.

12K Gold filled sets. 17.00. Stationery Department, Main Floor Surprise Dad with a gift from Heer's Notions Department MEN'S COTTON BARRY WRAP-SAK TERRY SLIPPERS TERRY KILTIE 350 250 Satisfy a man's craving for com- A locker man's best friend the in the bath, the fort with these comfortable terry room or solarium, The slippers, Luxurious densely elasticized waist in the back, extra looped cotton Velva Terry with closing generous and overlap, double pocket shop the softest most buoyant sole roomy patch construction. Elastic gussets as- assure perfect comfort. Blue or superb fit.

White, Blue or White. sure Spice Brown. Men's sizes: S(7- Notions, Main Floor.

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