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2B Local Leader&PresS Thursday, April 17. 1986 Rotary Club to host six from New Zealand Gordon Six New Zealanders, making up a group study exchange Larry Baughman, Southeast Rotary team coordinator, team selected by Rotariani In New Zealand, were sched- gajd the group would have ome free time while here, uled to arrive in Springfield today for a week-long visit "They've been on a hectic schedule since they arrived in They will be hosted by Rotary Club group in this area Jhis country March 3 at Kansas City," he said, as they tour industries, retirement villages, medical opera- l The grdfp spent a day and a half at Lebanon, driving nons. outnesses, coucauonai uisuiuuom ana newspaper, here this morning. The weekend U scheduled with the- television and radio offices. Two of the group concerned with classroom procedures will visit 18 Springfield Public Schools classes. The six were to be given an orientation program about Springfield this morning at thySpringfield Area Chamber of Commerce offices, then. ere scheduled to present the program at the Sprimj&erf Southeast Rotary Club at noon. Ozark Rotary Club before they return to Springfield for vocational tours. April 23 they're scheduled at a joint meeting of the tumberling City and Branson Rotary clubs at Kimberling City, and tbWu participate in the District 607 conference April 25-26 alt Ae School of the Ozark. They will return to Kansas City after that to return to - New Zealand May 3. Eagleton Continued from Page IB nies; A dance will be held afterwards. On other topics, Eagleton predicted that the race between the expected nominees In this year's U.S. -Senate race Lt Gov. Harriett Woods and former Gov. Christopher Bond will be close. "The Woods-Bond race is about dead even, and I think it's going right down to the wire about that way," he said. The outcome will depend on how much campaign money each is able to raise, he said, and "the national economy as it plays out in Missouri." . Eagleton said he plans to -campaign for Woods when Congress recesses in October, "going to speak wherever she wants." He said he already has attended fund-raisers for her. , . I'"' -. ' Gephardt is looking "better and better" as a contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1988, Eagleton said. "Congressmen normally are obscure, but he's generating as much national publicity as one can," Eagleton said. He said Gephardt must do well in the first primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire "and shoot craps on Super Tuesday." Gephardt must show that he can compete right away with probable frontrunners Gary Hart of Colorado and Mario Cuomo of New York. , " " Eagleton said Gephardt's Image as a moderate, "thoroughly modern Democrat without any baggage from the nast" will appeal to party faithful in those key early states. His views on tax reform and ideas on improving industrial productivity and competitiveness will serve him well, the senator said. Deaths Meda Mac Black, 63 GOODSON Services for Meda Mae Black, 63, Route 1, Goodsoft. will be at 1:30 p.m.' Friday In Pitts Funeral Chapel; Bolivar. Burial will be in Star Ridge Cemetery, Polk. ' Mrs. Black died early Wednesday in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. ' )- . -ChesterE. Carlson, 88 v- , Graveside services for Chester.E. Carlson, 88, Springfield, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Cemetery. Burial will be under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Mr. Carlson died Tuesday evening in Springfield Com- ' munity Hospital. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. I larold E. Chastine, 73 GALENA Services for Harold E. Chastine. 73, Galena, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Abesville Elementary School. Burial will be in Cape Fair Cemetery under the direction of the Cheatham-Stumpf Funeral Home. Mr. Chastine died Wednesday in St, John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 pm. Friday in the funeral home. Shirley Jean Crouch, 48 Graveside memorial services for Shirley Jean Crouch, 48, Reseda, Calif., formerly of Springfield, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body has been cremated under the direction of Greenlawn- Funeral Home North. Mrs. Crouch died at 3 p.m. Monday in Rancho-Encino Hospital, Encino, Calif., after a long illness. Clarence Dal ton, 74 STELLA - Graveside services for Clarence Dalton, 74, Stella, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Clear Creek Cemetery near PierceCity. Mr. Dalto'n died of natural causes at 8 p.m. Tuesday in his home. . ' Visitation will be from 7;30 to 9 p.m. today in. Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City. Lillie B. Deaton, 83 k- MOUNTAIN GROVE - Services for Lillie B. Deaton. 88, Mountain Grove, will be at 3 p.m. Friday In Craig-Hurtt Hutsell-Dedmon Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lone Star Cemetery. . ; Mrs. Deaton died Tuesday in Mercy Tr-County Hospi- ' tat, Mansfield. '. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.ni. today t in the funeral home. Pearl Good DeMore, 75 ' MANSFIELD Services for Pearl Good DeMore, 75, Route 2, Mansfield, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Bergman- . Miller Funeral Home, Seymour. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery north of Seymour. Mrs. DeMore died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday in Mercy Tri-County Hospital after an apparent heart attack. Clcn C Duncan, 76 ' ' BLUE EYE Services for Glen C. Duncan, 76, Los An. geles, formerly of Blue Eye, will be at 2 p.rm Saturday in Blue Eye First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Blue Eye Cemetery under the direction of Whelchel Chapel, Branson. , Mr. Duncan died April 13 in Daniel Freeman Hospital, Los Angeles, after a long Illness. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.' v EarlF.Elam,65 LEBANON Servicesfor Earl F. Elam. 65, Let&non, will be at 2 p.m. Friday In Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery. - Mr. Elam died at 9:0!?5.m. Tuesday In Breech Medical Center. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today In the funeral home. Maude E Elijah, 75 NORWOOD Funeral services and Eastern Star services for Maude E. Elijah, 75, Route 1, Norwood, will be at 7.30 p.m. today In Norwood United Methodist Church. The casket will be closed at ail times. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Brook, Ind. Local arrangements are under the direction of Bergman-Miller Funeral Home, Mansfield. . Mrs. Elijah died Tuesday morning from Injuries suffered in a car-truck accident The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until service time in the church. Darrel G. Flanigan, 49 BILLINGS Service for Darrel G. Flanigan,-49, Route 2. Billings, will be at' 2 p.m. Friday in Meadors Funeral Chapel, Republic Burial will be. in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Mr. FlanigJin died Tuesday nlgM in SL John's Regional .Health Center, Springfield, after suffering an apparent heart attack. The family will reccivo friends from 7 to 8 p m. today in the funeral feme. . ' Ruth NIcCann Gibson, 94 ' Services for Ruth McCanri Gibson, 94. Corunna. Mich., formerly of Springfield, will be at 2 p m. Friday in Oakland Church. The body has been cremated under the direction of Herman Lohmeyer Fuwral Horn. Mrs. Gibon died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday in 8hiwait Ki.rsinfjiim. Corj.-.na. Emilie Lee Hayes, 71 BRANSON Graveside services for Emilie Lee Hayes, 71. Branson, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Ridge Park Cemetery. Marshall " . ,' Mrs. Hayes died at 7:29 a.m. Wednesday in Skaggs Community Hospital. ' Visitation will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today In Sna Ozark Memorial Park Funeral Home. The casket will be closed at all times. Effie A. Jones, 87 LEBANON Services for Effie A. Jones, 87, Route 1, Lebanon, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Rose Memorial Park. Mrs, Jones died early Wednesday in Breech Medical Center. Visitation' will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. . Thomas VV. Jones, 90 ' SQUIRES Services for Thomas W. Jones, 90, Squires, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Pentecostal Holiness Temple Church. Burial will be in Fannon Cemetery under the direction of Clinkingbe'ard ofAva. Mr. Jones died Wednesday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark." Laura C. Kennedy, 90 ; Services for Laura C. Kennedy, 90, Springfield, will be at 2 p.m. Friday In Ayre-Goodwin Chapel. Burial will be In Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Kennedy died at 10:15 .m. Wednesday In Tri-County Nursing Home, Richland. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Continued from Page IB Gordon's wife says he's changing courtroom procedure in the United States, and his students say he's leading a return to the original Constitution. ' Some others take a different view of Gordon's activities. Law enforcement officers and government lawyers say he clutters the courts and hoodwinks desperate fanners and others with his ideas. They describe him as a righf-winger with possible ties to the Posse Comitatus, although a local officer says he probably has no ties to violence. Through the Barristers Inn, Gordon sells advice on filing lawsuits without using a lawyer.. The price ranges from $200 a head in a large seminar to around $1,000 for personal Instruction at the farm, Gordon is one of the leaders of the pro se law movement and a self-described ambassador of God and free man. He says people give ttp their rights when they hire a law- -yer, and therefore they should become pro se litigants citizen lawyers. Basing his teaching on OltfTyiglish common law and bib- ' lical Injunction, Gordo contends people can fight over-powerful government in the courts. , Stripped of their antique legal terms and biblical references, Gordon's ideas seem simple: pie an avalanche of lawsuits to" Tight foreclosure or to attack officials ranging from county sheriffs to the Internal Revenue Service. But the 46-year-old Gordon, a non-lawyer who has a high school equivalency certificate, says he isn't out to paper the courts with frivolous lawsuits.. He wants to test the legal system, he said. These days, that includes using federal civil rights laws and the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations statutes. Federal officials used (he RlCO-statutes against members of the ul-traright-wing groups The Order and the Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the LorcfV ' Another goal is to free people of government interference. ' " For Gordon, that-means refusing to carry driver's license 'or have a birth certificate or marriage license. Those are contracts that bind people to government, he said, and violate the First CommandmentThou shall have no gods before me." . Once free of those documents, a person becomes a free man. he said, and does not have to answer to the government -;'". Gordon, 46, who describes himself as retired, does not pay income taxes. He said he's not worried about the IRS. By following biblical law, he said, he does not receive income, which is taxable, Rather, he' said, he lives from property, or "increase? which is 'suTajffeathing. Gordon, however, cautions his studeiWS pay income tax until they can manage similar status. M Although Gordon says he is Interested p constitutional questions, the day-to-day laws are what put him, his wife, Jackie, and her two sons into constant conflict with authority. Refusing to carry a driver's license is the main point pf contention. ' During a recent Taney County trial stemming from his refusal to carry a driver's license, Cordon said he is an am-- bassador of God and doesn't have to carry license. He lost that case but, filed an immediate appeaL Ironically, the Gordons have been on the receiving end of pro se legal action. - - - In a Taney County lawsuit, a would-be Barristers Inn student filed suit against Jackie Gordon after being evicted from a house she owns. That case has not been decided. - And when their own farm was at stake, they apparently chose not to exercise their beliefs. The Bank of Gainesville scheduled a trustee's sale of the'' Gordons farm in late March. But instead of using their ideas to fight the safe, Gordon paid the debt without challenge, said Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Steve Bartlett, who lives a few miles from Gordon. "They teach people to stop foreclosures, but they can t Gordon said he paid up because he didnt want to become embroiled in a fight that would involve a debate over the legality of the nation's monetary system. " "Besides, my school's here, and I don't want to move a 3 the stuff," he said. . ' Later, he filed a RICO lawsuit, claiming the bank, charges illegal interest and tried to illegally foreclose on his farm. He also says Ozark County officials are Masons plotting1 to take his farm and run him out of the county. -,' Sheriff James Shaw said he is puzzled by that claim, be" cause he isn't a Mason and neither are any other local offi-s cials as far as he knows. He said Gordon just doesn't want to follow the laws everyone else obeys. J' Gordon, though based in a rambling farmhouse that in-'-eludes classrooms and a greenhouse, spends most of his time criss-crossing the country holding seminars. q His students say he Is a convincing speaker and a briL ' liant interpreter of the Constitution and America's legal i . system. - Attorney generals In several Midwestern states sayi that's debatable. They say they are watching his activities' and the activities of other pro se advocates. There's a fine line between Gordon's free speech rights j and the legality of his activities, said Tarn Ormistan, an: assistant attorney general In Iowa. ( . He said Gordon's common law arguments have been re- i jected by courts at all levels, from circuit courts to the U.S. Court of Appeals. And farmers and others who spend money to attend Gordon's schoofand use his advice to file lawsuits of questionable worth run the risk of jeopardizing ' other, more effective legal options. "In other words, by filing a lawsuit that has no basis in law, you may have used up your day in court," he said. ! Bobby George, a spokesman for Missouri Attorney Gen i eral William Webster, said, "About all I can say officially', is we have no complaints against him." . - t Neverthelessj Webster's staff continues to pay attention" . .to Gordon's activities, George said. George said some suits filed by Gordon or his followers -t are similar to lawsuits filed by prison Inmates on a regular i basis. - - Trie Missouri General Assembly is considering legisla-' tion that would allow judges who rule a lawsuit is frivolous ' to assess filing fees against the plaintiffs, even if they are -f indigent, George said. Doubts about the effectiveness of Gordon's advice don't, seem to bother his students, however. n During one session of a three-week seminar held in Branson this past winter, Gordon advised 40 students how to protect their rights when confronted by police. The stu-' dents ranged from middle-aged city dwellers to farmers ; and retirees. . : Pay attention to the news, said Gordon, whose advice1 was-being videotaped for sale to mail-order customers. Sheriffs in rural countier are worried about losing their liability insurance and having to close their Jails. Gordon said, and that provides an opening for dealing with unsympathetic sheriffs. "When you go into your county and 20 good pro se llti- j gants start bringing those people to justice, the liability insurance will go up," he said. The seminar drew Interest beyond the 40 students. The Missouri State Highway Patrol alerted area taw offi-. cers about the meeting, and officers made regular checks of the parking lot where vehicles from a dozen states were " parked. The alert described Gordon as a right winger believed to associate with the Posse Comitatus. Gordon seemed genuinely surprised about the alert. , He's been called everything from a communist to a Nazi to an anarchist, but he's just a man following his own beliefs, he said. ie said he's been unfairly linked with groups such as theCSA. ' "We want to argue cases In court," he said. "They're commandos. They belong down in Nicaragua." do it for their own property." Bartlett said, Mabel Lindsay, 78 . - , N6RWOOD Services for Mabel Lindsay, 78, Nor- . IT 1 I Sni businessman acted in self-defense; rection of Craig-Hurtt-Hutsell-Dedmon Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Mix Lindsay died Tuesday evening in Americana-Fremont Healthcare Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Visitation will be from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. today in the funeral home. Lewis L. 'Pete' Little, 58 RICHLAND Graveside services for Lewis L "Pete" Little, 58, Route 1, Richland, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Idumea Cemetery, Laqiiey. Mr. Little was dead on arrival at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday In Pulaski County Memprial Hospital of an apparent heart attack. . . The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Waynesville Memorial Funeral Chapel; Cuba 'Pauline Martz, 79 AURORA Graveside services for Cuba "Pauline" Martz, 79, Aurora, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday In Maple Park Cemetery. Burial will be under the direction of Mason Woodard Funeral Home, Joplin. Mrs. Martz died Sunday in a fire in her home. The death has been ruled a homocide. Essie E. Miller, 90 COLLINS Services for Essie E. Miller, 90. Independence, formerly Collins, will be at I p.m. Saturday in Murray Chaptl'Humansvitle, Burial will be in Mound Groye Cemetery, Independence. Mrs. Miller died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday In Boliyar Nursing Home. .' Visitation will be from X to 8 p.m. Friday Jn the funeral home. SelmaViTtCRr1oh,74 V . MONETT Graveside services for Selma L Osterioh, 74, Monett, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in McConnfck-St, John's Cemetery. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday In St John's Lutheran Church. Mr. Osterioh died at 7:50 a m. Wednesday In Camden . Health Care Center after a, short illness. ' Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Buchanan Funeral Home. Harley G Pea.v!ee, 68 AURORA Services for Harley C. Peaslee, 68, Aurora, , will be at 2 p.m. Friday In Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery. Mr. Peaslee died at 2: 18 am Wednesday in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, after a long illness. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p m. today ut the funeral ' home. Dalton Smith, 58 WAYNESVILLE Services for Dalton Smith, 58, Waynesville, were to be thrs morning in Colonial Chapel, Richland. Burial was to be in Deer Lick Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Tuesday in Columbia Medical Center after a short illness. Other deaths HKt as notices of other recent deaths of preaent or for-mar rmdKttt of aouttiwwtt MiMoori. More details will be putHihd wrn Mormetiort fcs made avaHabf by funeral directors, v . David t, Collins, 91, Bolivar, died WednAday in Citl-zna Memorial Hospital, Arrangement will be announced by Pit! I Funeral Home George L Dixon, 72, Tvx son. Arit. formerly of Bolivar, died Tuesday morning in Tu sort. Arrangements will be announced by Pi!t Fuwral Home, . . ., FORSYTH A St, Louis area man has changed his story and now says businessman Bill bailey acted in self-defense when Dailey shot him In the chest with a revolver at a Branson nightspot in December. The statement by' Steve Goodwin of Cedar Hill has prompted Branson attorney Peter Rea to ask that Dailey's assault case be returned to Taney County Associate Circuit Court for further consideration. Circuit-Judge Clifford Crouch was expected to take up Rea's motion today. - Jk' Taney County Prosecutor Jim Justus, however, said he will go-ahead with the case, because he believe! a felony was committed. - V Dailey was charged with assault in the Dec. 3 incident at the Wildwood Flower, which he owns with his wife, novelist Janet Dailey. ' Rea's motion contends Dailey jwas nol treated fairly at his Jan. 23 preliminary hearing. Included with the motion is Goodwin's statement, in which he said Dailey acted in self-defense when confronted by Goodwin and companion Michael Summers as he tried to re-enter the Wildwood, Flower. Goodwin'said a haze Induced by drinking and smoking marijuana had lifted and caused him to Change his story. , Dailey had cause to be concerned because "we must have seemed to be the head of the Hell's Angels in Taney County." Good win said. The statement asks that the assault charge against Dal- ley be dropped, that Goodwin drop a $2 million civil law; t suit against Dailey, and that Dailey drop a $1 million ; counter-suit t Rea wrote that if the charge is dropped,, some people ' will believe Dailey got off because of his money and statu is "There will be those in the community who will always say no matter what result might occur that it is BUI , Dailey's prominent celebrity and money that got him 'off if he gets-off." Rea wrote, "lt is most unlikely that substan- tial numbers of people. will ever believe that he got off because justic under law required it" , j Break in CU gas main affects about 113 homes north of city Several homes north of Springfield have been without natural gas today because of a break In a gas main this morning. City Utilities officials said. : - - Gerald Lee, CU manager of distribution, said gas Service was stopped to an estimated 113 homes after thecal line was shut off following the 8:30 a.m. line breakT Lee said all the homes were expected to be back in service by late this afternoon. Obituaries Announcements are arranged through southwest Missouri tynerat directors. ChostorCcrkon Chester- Ct Corlson, 88, SpringfleijJ, died Tuesday evening In Springfield Community Hospital. A former Des Moines, Iowa resident, be hod lived in Swlnafield since I9S3. He was o member of trie National " Avenue Christian Church. Survivor Include a douohter, Ry t Wray, Springfield; tnre brothers,", Lee, Des Moines, "Iowa, Phil, the slate of Florida, and Donald, Los Aneeles; a sister, Viola Davis, the state of Florldo; three ' grandchildren, Michelle Skinner, Kansas City, Kevin Wray, Hurley, and Jim Wfay, Fort Worth, Texas; -and four great-grondchfidren. Graveside services will b ot 2:30 p.m. Saturday In Greenlawn Cemetery, with the Rfv. Mlchoe.1 McGlnnis officiating. , VjMlotion will be from 7 jo p m. Friday In Green-Town South. ,E xpressions o sympathy ' may be mode to the American Red Cron, , Dorr 4 Flanigcm BILLrNGS - Officiating ot services for Darrel G. Flanioan, 49, Route 2, Billings, will be Rev. Hosea Bl-lyeu. Mr. Flonlgan was an employee of the Federal Medical Center.Sprlngfleld and a U.S. Army veteran serving In the Korean conflict. He attended Ridge Crest Baptist Church, Springfield, Survivors Include hit wife. Money; three daughters, Dcbro Ann and Cora jean, both of the home, and Nancy Sowder, Republic; ' five sisters, Leorvo Sfod-dick, Cormichoe), Calif Dorothy Parsed, Spring- field, Lorene Johnson ond Jamie Johnson, both of Republic and Joyce Kemper, NUa; ond one grandchild. Laura Kennedy Louro C, Kennedy, W, Springfield, died at 10 IS am. Wednesday In Trl-County Nurstog Home, Rlchlond An 84-year resident of t l y - J ' ' i 'J - ) . ' The break occurred when .a worker for the Greene' County Road and Bridge Department struck a line with a front loader. The worker was clearing brush underneath a"" bridge on Farm Road 159 that goes over the dry Little Sac f Creek," ' " The damage was severe enough. Lee said, that the line' could not be clamped and part of the line had to be re-' placed. CU workers shut off the gas about 20 minutes aftef the accident. ' Services will be ot J p.m.' Friday In Avre-Goodwin , Chapel with Rev, Sames-Reimer officiating. Burial "will be In Greenlawn Ctrnt. ferv. Friends may coll from ; 7 to 8 P.m. today In the funeral home. ! Springfield, she was a lifelong member of Second BaptM Church. She was o member of the Social Order of the Beouceont and wos a former High' Priestess of the White Shrine ond a member of Eastern Star Lodge Ho-124, She was a member of the Railroad Trainmen's AulHary. Survivors Include a daughter, Glodys Garrett, Ida M. Inman ; CLEVER -Services for Ida M, Inmorv 15, Clever,, will be ot J p.m. Friday In the Clever Methodist; Church with the . Revlj Randy Do Matters and RtvJ Tom Daniels officiating: Burial will be In Mount Car-' met Cemetery under the dl- . r teflon of Meodors Funeral Home, Clever. Mrs, Inman was a long-', time resident of the Clever . community, a member of J the Clever ' Method it . Church and the Community ' Club. 1 Survivors Include o ion, , Geroid, Clever; four grand-, children and 12 great- Sprlnglitid; three grpp-. ...grandchildren. , children; si greotAjfond The fomlly will receive children;' dnd sin great-" friends irom 7 to I p.m., greof-grgndrhildren. today in tN tuner ol home. W " 4k.- A

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