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Springfield Leader and Press from Springfield, Missouri · 15

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freed on bail pending aclion Preliminary examination hav bees set ia U.S. Magistral Court tor five pervun arrested Wednesday faring a drug tovestigatios by federal awl Springfield area KnU. The five have bees released M ball oa a variety af charges. US. Magistrate James England said the preliminary examination were scheduled from 1 1 3 a.m. la 4 a.m. Thursday. The rive suspects, along with a juvenile, were take Into custody by federal Drug Enforcement Administration and Springfield Region II Narcotics Bureau officers, ending a five-month probe into alleged cocaine traffic ia Springfield. Cocaine valued at about $2,408 was seized in the ear of one suspect, agents said. During the investigation, officers spent approximately $12,000 ia making undercover purchases of cocaine. Released on bail of $5,000 each Thursday were Clyde David Peterson. 22, address listed as 2451 N. Ramsey; Seotty Ray Hughes, 21. address listed as (14 8. Hampton: Donald A. Pratber, 21. address listed as 185 S. Net-tleton. and Michael O. Pender, 21, address listed as 1827 Catalina. Another man, William E. Love, is, address listed as 1352 E. Stanford, was released on $10,000 hail after being charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Peterson and Prather were charged with possession and distribution of cocaine, Hughes and Pender with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine Offtcers said convictions on the charges could result in maximum sentences of II years and $25, Of 10 in fines. Auction set to clear out stolen goods A variety af Items recov ered by the Greene County Sheriff 's Department will go on the auction block at , IS a m. Oct. 11 in the rear parking lot of the sheriff's depar-tent. 1000 Boonville. The items which have been held at least a year and are unclaimed, seized or abandoned include radio .equipment, clothing, jewelry, shotguns, rifles and toots. They will be available for inspection just before the sale. The Tony Thornton Auction Company will conduct the sale. Proceeds from the sale will be placed into the county's general revenue fund. Cyclists hurt in city wrecks , Two, Springfield motorryd-Jits were injured within an Jour of each other Friday wight in separate accidents, Springfield police said. A spokesman with Miller Ambulance Identified the injured as Robert J. Molkes-Jmrg. J, of 1S W. Madison, Jpnd Thomas Mabrn, 2s, of 440t E, Division. Molkenburg was injured in the MO block of West Madison at I M p.m., apparently when his motorcyle struck a Harked car,- a police apokes-Jnan said. , ; The motorcycle and car ere moved before police arrived, the spokesman said. Z Maben was injured at 10 54) m. at Division and Rogers, the police spokesman said. is motorcycle caught fire Jitter the accident and fire units were called to extln-uih the fire, the police ipukesman said. . Both men were takea to Cox Medical Center for treat-Wnt, ; Molkenburg suffered head injuries, lacerations and possibly a concussion; and jvlaben suffered a fractured 2 Altar bone and possibly IWhrr injuries, the Miller spokesman aaid. Women plan meet ; Queen City Mid-week Ws-birn's Agtow Fellowship will inert Wednesday at 1.4$ a m. for breakfast at the Mer Restaurant, 1742 S. Glewlone. ; The program speaker at J M will be Annahclle Gill-urn. oU - year - in Friday A near head-oa eoillsioa Friday night on ' Laclede County Route 0 a mile west af Competition left a Manes man dead, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. Dannie JR. Wade, 34. waa pronounced dead oa arrival l WaUacs-Rowdea Hospital, Lebanon, after his ear collided with a pickup driven by Jackie if Blankcnship, 27, Falcon, at 7:41 p.m. Friday, Trooper Gerald Pender said. Blankenship was treated lor numerous facial lacerations is the Lebanon hospital before be was transferred to Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Pender said. The colltson occurred when Wade's ear was oa the wrong side of the read and Blankenship' car was nearly on the wrong side of the road, causing the vehicles to collide nearly bead-on, Pender said. Earlier Friday, a Branson Bucket found nearby area between the nursing home and Republic. Although the sheriff's department received a number of reports during the search, authorities were less hopeful of Calfee'a well-being after the search ended and leads dried up, Hickman said. "After the first day, no one aaw him anymore," Hickman said. "We con- j Union vote delay resentative, said the anion ta opposing the firm 'a attempt to get the election delayed. 1 "We want the election as soon as possible," she said. "We didnt file for Sunshine Acres, we filed for Grand Acres employees." The NLRB win rule on the nursing home board's request sometime after Sept 12. Judge denies probation Circuit Judge Jack A. Powell denied probation and assessed a two-year state prison terra Friday against a former law enforcement officer. Powell told Ronald Marvin Latch, Joplin, address formerly listed as Tulsa, that it ia harder on the community when a former lawman gets Two OHahomens killed in shootout CATOOSA. Okla. AP -Officers placed a wounded man st s Tulsa hospital in protective custody Friday evening after questioning him in connection with the shootout killing of the Catoosa police chief and another man in an apparent Crane youth hurt in crash Kerr-McGee claim, investigations prove company innocent in death OKLAHOMA CITY AF) -A Kerr McGes Corp. official said Friday 17 separate led-eraL state and local investigations have cleared the fuels management company of any wrongdoing in the death Karen Stlkwosd and circumstances surrounding her employment with the firm. Administrative Vice President William. J. Tragus broke the firm's four-year silence in the case by holding aeries of controlled meetings with individual reporters. Kerr-Mct.ee set ground rules that included the requirement questions be submitted In writing In advance of the interviews. "Our policy has been to maintain a low profile, to let the heathen wait. But Mr. (Dan) Sheehan (attorney for the Si Ik wood estate) has become as shrill and y (tapers-tive . we think H is time for him to shirt sp snd try his ca in court," Traitor said, Shrt han la the primary at old ifianes resident foiled night Laclede craoh mas wot killed en Missouri 71 when bis car left the road ' and a Bolivar man died of in-. juries be suffered Wednesday is a motorcycle wreck ia Bolivar. A IVyrar-old Ass Crovt youth was treated and released Friday from Cox Medical Center after kia bicycle collided with a car driven by a Billings man e Missouri ISO is Ash Grove, the patrol reported. Dennis Mayfkeld was injured at 4 p.m. when he tried to cross the highway oa his bicycle and waa struck by a westbound car drives by Jerry Lee Smith, SI, Billings, said Trooper Howard Mease. A 24-year-old Mansfield woman waa takes to the West Plains Memorial Hospital with a concussion, a possible chest injury and facial lacerations after her pickup collided with an empty school bus at S p.m. Caatlased Iran Page IB eluded he would be dead when we found him." Calfee. who lived In the nursing home 14 years, waa last sees carrying the berry bucket, which was found near his body, Hickman said. Although it was thought Calfee might have gone berry-picking, nurses at the home told authorities he was despondent about the closing of the home and Caatlased Iram Page IB Mrs. Bridges said the union and the nursing home group did agree en an appropriate bargaining unit She aaid all licensed practical nurses, guards and professional, supervisory and office clerical employees are excluded from the bargaining unit. All other Grand Acres employees will be Included in the unit Local 50 had included the licensed into trouble "than if some man out here w ho never had training or any appreciation for law does the same act" Latch, who was an officer in another county, pleaded guilty earlier to a charge of receiving stolen property, one of a number of charges filed In August of 1977 in con robbery attempt, Mayes County District, Attorney Sid Wise identified the man, who had gunshot wounds in the hand and groin, as David Gordon Smith, 25, of Tulsa Wise said a .337 caliber magnum bullet from a Smith CRANE - A 18-year-old Crane youth was treated and released Friday from Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after his step-father's car collided with a car driven by a Lamps woman six miles west of Crane on Stone County Highway 173, the Mis torney tor the Silkwood estate In t federal lawsuit seeking more than 12.7 mil-linn from Kerr-McGcs and other defendants in connection with the Nov. IS. 1074. death of Mitts Si lk wood and ber ploutonium contamination and alleged harassment Mi Silkwood was a union sctivict al Kerr-McGce's nuclear fuel plant near Crescent She died In an aula accident eight days after becoming contaminated. "This Is probably the most researched and studied event In the history of Oklahoma," Teague said. "There Is nothing on record that shows any complicity on the part of Show benefits abused children NASHVILLE, Tenn. IAP) Singer Hank Snow, who kft home at 13" to cucape beating! by his stepfather, patted the hat for abuwd children with s slar-slu'liied show al lha Grand Otc Opry Friday Vk miles south of Pomona m U S. 43, the patrol said. Peggy Sue Drinnoa waa takea to the Howell County hospital after ber pickup collided with the school bos driven by George Lee Harrington, 4S. Pomona, Sgt. ' C.R. Emmerson said. The accident occurred when the eastbound bus crossed the highway into the path of the northbound pickup, Emmerson said. Steven Ray ChapeQ, 21. Bolivar, died at 127 a m. Friday to Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after he lost control of his motorcycle on a Bolivar street Wednesday night, troopers said. Bradford Harold Barker, 24, Branson, waa pronounced dead on arrival early Friday in Skaggs Memorial Hospital, Branson, after be was thrown from his car on Missouri 71 about SVx miles west sought for ex-law officer nection with the Springfield Police Department's anti-fencing operation. He admitted involvement in the May 24, 878, receiving of golfing equipment owned by James Weaver of the Center Creek Country Club. Sarcoxie. prosecutor Jim Kelly recommended a two-year sen and-Wesson gun was recovered from the injured man. Authorities said Smith was being held pending completion af the investigation. He was only under arrest Friday .evening on outstanding traffic tickets. Although earlier reports souri Highway Patrol reported. Ronnie Westphling was taken to the Springfield hospital for treatment of facial and kg lacerations, said Trooper James Stow. The accident occurred at Kerr-McGee with any agency. There is nothing that shows Kerr-McGee violated the civil rights sf Karen Silk-wood or any person." As part of Friday's press sessions, Teague made reports from 17 separate agencies ranging from the FBI through the Atomic Energy Commission available to reporter. A room waa provided for those winning to read through the material. Teague said the reports found only two problems with the operation of the Kerr-McGee plant near Crescent. He said one problem was "Karen Silkwood herself" and the ether was a Houe The benefit for the Hank Snow International Foundation for the Prevrn-ttos of Child Abuse and Neglect af Children collected atwul :VW8 Thursday night af Branson, troopers said. Troopers said Barker waa apparently blinded by oncoming headlights before hit car k-ft th curving highway at S 13 a m. Friday, struck a concrete abutment Dipped aver several times and landed as its tap. Two other area motorists remained Is Cox Medical Center after they were injured is accident earlier Is the week. David Bernhardt, 41. Rogersvilie, was listed in serious condition ia the bespit tai's intensive care unit, a hospital spokesman said. He waa Injured Tuesday in a wreck In Springfield and bad been listed ia critical condition. John H. Pataam. 21, Verona, remained in critical condition Friday night after he suffered injuries Wednesday in as accident ia Jenkins. the transfer of patients to other facilities, Hickman said. Even a larger search party might not have been able to locate Calfee because of the area involved, Hickman said. "H was a pretty rough area," he said. "Even if you bad a large search party, it would have been difficult to find him." practical nurses in its petition filed with the NLRB Aug. 14. However, Mrs. Bridges said It was agreed to exclude them after it waa determined they would be supervisory personnel. At present, there are no LPNs employed at Grand Acres, she said. Union officials aaid the main issues in the organizational attempt are job security and wages. tence, and Powell said he thought the sentence was justified. Defense attorney David Fielder asked if Latch, who has bees free on bail, could have time to arrange his personal matters, and Powell al-Mowed Latch to remain free until I a m. Tuesday. said Smith had been dropped off at the hospital by an unidentified woman, investigators said Friday evening he was picked up at a Tulsa apartment by an ambulance. Police said he told them he was cleaning a gun when it discharged. 1.29 p m. Friday when the southbound car driven by Westphling's step-father, James Forest, 30, rounded a curve on the wrong side of the road and collided with s northbound car drives by Joyce Marie Burs, g, Lampe, Trooper Stowe said. worker who allegedly re-touched some photographs sf Plutonium rods to save time. Kerr-McGee paid S3S.0OS is benefits to Miss Silkwood mother.. Merle, after the nuclear plant worker's death. Teague said- He said that amount waa part of s benefita package offered to all employees and was paid to Mr. Silkwood because she was listed as the beneficiary. The timing sf Friday's Interview had nothing to ds with a pending ruling on several motions, Teague said. He said the company la leaving It option opes when it comes to paibte lawsuits against individuals, publications and nuclear protest groups that have kept the bilkwood ronlroveny alive. Teairue said the complete Silkwood story ha been told and lies in the records of the 17 investigation he claims are being overlooked and nuMTprcwcnted. Head-on crash near Columbia claims 2 Uvea COLUMBIA IAP) - The drivers af he cart wen killed and the wife af ana driver aertossiy injured Friday Is the beada crash of two vehicles sear Columbia. The Missouri Highway Patrol identified on of the men killed is the accident as Hoot Gibson, Columbia, but delayed release as the see-end driver "i same pending notification af km. Gibson's wife, Claris, waa takea to the Boone County Hospital where ber condition waa reported as serious. The patrol said Gibson's car and the other vehicle collided mi a curve af Boone County Route WW. The fatalities would sot be counted in the Labor Day weekend because the wreck occurred before the beginning of the counting period at I p.m. Suspect sought after break-in Springfield police art looking for a man whs entered the Zenith Radio Corpora tios building at 2S0S E. Kearney early Friday morning and broke away from a security guard as the guard went for help. Officers said the Zenith security guard aaid he beard a door alarm sound around S a m. and aaw s mas ia the empty building. The man. he said, was In his 20s and bad a stocky build. The Intruder bad as afra haircut and about three days growth of beard and was carrying a pick, the guard said. He was wearing a gray T-sbirt and jeans, officers said the guard told them. The guard said after be , captured the mas sad went for assistance, the man broke away and crawled through the broken glass door through which be entered. y Another guard said be saw the mas jump tots a car, which was damaged when it hit a ditch near the factory, officer said. Firemen plan Mud-A-Thon ROGERSVILLE - The Logaa-Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a Mud-A-Thon eo Sept 17 - barring rain. In the event of rain, the Mud-A-Thon will be held Sept 24. Location for the event will be on Missouri 12$ st the James River crossing, about six mites south of Strafford, or eight mites north sf Missouri 125-U.S. CO. Registration starts st I a.m. There will be classes for half -ton. three-quarter ton. Jeep, two-wheel vehicles and an open class, plus a motor-cycle class if there are enough entries. There will be s special show is dune buggies by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Van Ness. Nuclear plant permit i8.ned LITTLE ROCK IAP) -The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Friday issued a full power operating license for Unit 2 sf Arkansas Nuclear One, which is Arkansas Power 4 Light Co s nuclear generating station sear Rus-tellvtUe. , Earlier, the cwnmisstoa bad authorized fuel loading and final testing of the unit Fridays actios allows APiL to start the suctear fission process snd to begin the generation sf electricity. The produVto sf electricity is expected, js begin ta October. Unit 2 hat's set capacity sf 112 megawatts, slightly above that sf Unit I. Unit I has been operational since December 174. Deputies find stolen brass Worts tf.KM. CI bona vases takes from two county cemeteries tout month have bees recovered by (be Greene County Sheriff's Department. A department spokesman said all at the vase reported stok-a by Crrealawa Cemetery and Maple Gardes Cemetery save been recovered by members of the department TIOMAS F. WILKINSON Thomas P. Wilkinson, 42, sf 143 E. Smith, died St S a.m. Friday hi' bis home after a long iltaess. Mr. WUktoso waa bom hi New York state, and was resident sf Springfield tor the past 39 years. He waa swner and operator . sf Sports ma' Barber Shop, Kearney and Douglas. He was a veteran of World War Q. H was a member sf Hill-crest Presbyterian Chore, where fee was the ruling elder. Survivor include hi wife, Phyllis; tws sons, David Morris, of ScherervtUe, Ind., and Daniel Porter, sf the borne; s daughter. Mrs, Judy Carbon, sf the some; sister, Mrs. William F. Varsey, Rockville Center, N.Y.; and a grandchild. Memorial contribution may be made to HUlcrest Presbyterian Church sr the America Cancer Society. Arrangements will be announced by Klingner. MIS. FRANK ALLEW Services for Mrs- Edith Wise Alles. 17, 111 S. New, will bs st 3 at. Susday Is Mesdors Chapel hi Republic with the Ren. Kenneth Hull officiating. Burial will b to Wade Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Alien died st II a m. Friday is her borne after suffering as apparent heart attack,' a funeral borne spokes-mas said. She was a member af the Baptist church and toe Order af the Eastern Star. Survivors include her bus-band, Frank; a son. Jobs, Houston, Texas; a brother, Paul McConnell. Republic, and four grandchildren. MRS. HAZEL SMITE Mrs. Hazel G. Smith. M, formerly sf 721 E. Division, died st 7 i n, Thursday is Cherry Manor Nursing Home after a long Illness. She was s retired employee sf the Creese County Health Department and was a member sf Central Christian Church. Survivors Include a sister, Mrs. Maurins Edwards, 1441 N. Clay, and s brother, Kenneth Earl Shaw. WhttUer, Calif. Klingner will announce arrangements. JAtKTBARP MILLER Services for Jack Thar. 71, Route 2, Miller, will be at 1 p m. today in Ayre-Goodwis Chapel. Springfield, with Gary Field officiating. Burial will be is Bass Chapel Cemetery near Strafford. Mr. Tharp died st 1:$! a.m. Thursday to his borne after a long illness. He wss retired from Jim Walker Motor Cs. DONALD ROSS MOUNT VERNON - Services for Donald Ross, 43, Kansas City. Kan , will be at 3 p.m. today ia Max L Fos-sett Chapel here, with the Rev. James Dobyns officiating. Burial will be to Sum-mitt Cemetery, northeast of her. Mr. Ross died st IM m Thursday is the Veteran's Admitttstratio) Hospital to Kansas City after a long ill- A former Mount Versos resident be lived to Kansas City, Kan , the past 1$ years. He was a service suuos operator Sun Ivors include his wife, Bonnie; daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Anft Ferguson, state of Colorado; and three grandchildren. MRS. MARTHA IALEY Mrs. Martha Los Haley, $4, of 1 NE. Arlington Circle. died at It II am. Friday in St John's Hospital after a long Illness. Mrs. Haley waa a resident of Springfield for 31 year before moving is Benton Harbor. Mich., to im A member sf Second Baptist. Church in Bentos Harbor, sht returned to Springfield lx months ago. Survivors include ' her mother, Mrs. Elsie Franklin, Benton Harbor; four sisters, Mrs. Ems Steed. Mr. Rath Thresher, Mrs. Carrie Well and Mrs. Augusta Carter, all sf Bentos . Harbor; and an grandchild Ralph Thieme will as-ounce arrangement. Dlintl thow talent A talent show presented by the Springftetd AsMriattos for the Blind will be held at I pm. Srvt 13 st lb a ial renter tor lbs btiad, ItiM N. Wa&hinta. 1 sTXS. EDDIt SIJIOrtCT EL DORADO SPRINGS -Services for Mrs. Lila S.mw sta, 47, Denver, Coto , for-Bw!y of El Dorado Springs, win be at 2 i n. Sunday to Miteterlj&rtt-Carottiers Cfcspet hers with burial ia E3 Darads Springs City Cemetery. Mrs. Simonis died Tuesday to Denver after long illness. She wss sative sf Cedar County. Survivor include ber husband, Eddie; a (inter. Mr. Gets Austin, El Dorado Springs; and a brother. Russet! Keith. El Dorado Springs, THOMAS G. SNEDEGER LOCKWOOD - Services for Tbomaa Grant Snedeger, 74, Lock wood, win be at t p. in, Sunday is All tsa-Russell Chapel here with the Rev. Kea Shipmas officiating. Graveside services wtB be st I p ut. Monday to New Salem Cemetery, Independence. The family will bs to the funeral home from 74. p.m. today.' Mr. Snedeger died Thursday at hit heme. He moved to Lock wood seves years ago from Ca owlet! ton. He waa a retired mechanic with Missouri Portland Cement Co. sf Sugar Creek. Survivors include his wife. Dorothy; four sons, James Henry, sf Rio Vasts, Calif., William Robert, of Independence. Metvtt Tinder, Fart Sam Houstos, Texas, and Clifford Eugene Tinder, Las Angeles; seves daughters, Mrs. May Yasser, Williams-burg. Mich., Mrs. Fay Ikiehn, Yelm. Wash.. Mrs. Tyhall Psrpss, Carson City, Calif., Mrs. Margaret Floyd, a Pass, Texas, Mrs. Rather-toe G. Bagemaster and Mrs. Judith Acn Trent, both of Lock wood, snd Mrs. Fkws Joanito Harkness, Oak Grove, Ms.; three brothers, Jess, Kansas City, Robert J.. Adrian, sad Lawrence, Ods-ss; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Frye. Ottawa, Kas.. Mrs. Lola M. Shulta, Kansas City, and Mrs. Rose Conrad. Sumner, Wash.; Jt grandchildren snd four greatgrandchildren. MRS. ilTTS STOIT MOUNTAIN GROVE -Services for Mrs. Alms Stout, IS, Mountain Grove, will be at I p at. today to Crsig-Hurtt-Hutsell Chapel here with the Rev. Earl Mas-sehgale officiating. Burial will be In Patterson Cemetery. . Mrs. Stout died Thursday morning ia Phelps County Hospital, Roll, after a short illness. She wss s member of Church of God sf Prophesy. Survivors include her husband, Rufus, one brother. Garland Patterson, Ray-mendville; and tws sisters. Mrs. Tbclma Wheatley, St Louis, and Mrs. Agatha Barton, Raymosdvtl). SARAS ALICE STEPBENS MOUNTAIN GROVE -Services for Sarah Alice Stephens, K. Mountain Grove, will be at 3 p m. today to Craig-Hsrtt-Butsetl Chapel with the Rev. Lynn Wood officiating. Burial will be to Lone Star Cemetery. Mrs. Stephen died late Thursday to Mountain Grove Nursing Home after a long illness. She was s member sf Union Chapel Church and a past president of WPFA Club. Survivors include six sons, Raymond, Hoik ton, Texas, W E. Stephens, Pasadena, Texas, Franet "Tony", Springfield, Laverne, West Plains, Dste, West Palm Beach, Fla , and Norman. Overland Park, Kansas; owe daughter, Mr. Ethel Van Strien, Louisiana; one aister. Mr. Ruth Wade, Crtders-ville, Ohio; snd II grandchildren and 17 greal-grandihii-dres. ' STEPHEN RAY CHAPPELL BOLIVAR - Stephen Ray "Steve" ChappeU, II, lifelong resident of Bolivar, died at 3 3f a m. Friday ta Cox Medical Center, Springfield, from injuries hit suffered in a motorcycle accident Wednesday is Bolivar. . He we a member sf the Rj!ivr First Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chapprlt. Bolivar, one brother, Stan, St. Louis, and maternal grand mat her, Mrs, May Trsne, Branwa. Funeral smnitemrni will be announced by Put sf Bolivar. :''

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