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XT" 1 ass T' 1-1 CD I Good Ciraes SMS' Tent 1 will open Frk SSnCa golff Amateur golfer Williams aims for title before turning pro1 QQ OB am CI i 1L i Jay Williams Th 4 Member ot the Gannett Group SPRINGFIELD. MISSOURI, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 20. 1985 25 32 Pages, Four Sections lias its limit Reagan: U.So ILssi EL Saoob SALVADOR -v Salvadorans. Fifteen people were Injured. Williams said two Marines escaped injury.

He said it was not clear if the attack was directed at the Marines. "At this point it appears to have been an act of random terrorism," he said. He characterized the gunmen as "a squad of guerrillas dressed as though they were members the Salvadoran armed forces. 1 if Officials of Wang Laboratories in Lowell, said in delivering military equipment on order by the Salvadc-ran government. The president named Vice President George Bush to coordinate U.S.

and allied moves "to end this increasingly violent and indiscriminate but purposeful affront to humanity." In San Salvador, gunmen described by the American Embassy as guerrillas disguised as Salvadoran soldiers sprayed two crowded outdoor cafes with automatic weapons fire, killing 13 people including four U.S. Marines and two other Americans. All the Marines at the cafes Wednesday night were embassy guards in civilian clothes, said U.S. Embassy spokesman James Williams. The United States has Marine guards at all its embassies.

Salvadoran judicial authorities said the dead included six Americans, two Guatemalans, one Chilean and four From Our Wire Services President Reagan, condemning the slaying of six Americans in El Salvador, said today the United States Is slow to anger, but "our limits have been reached." Even so, White House deputy press secretary Larry Speakes stressed that the United States will not strike back militarily at those responsible for the attack in El Salvador. The president called for a worldwide campaign against terrorism in the wake of the El Salvador attack and the seizure of a Trans World Airlines flight last Friday. Reagan directed the Pentagon, State Department and U.S. intelligence community to provide El Salvador "whatever assistance is necessary" to "find and punish the terrorists who perpetrated, this act." In a statement read by White House spokesman Larry Speakes, the president also said he had ordered a speedup that two of its American employees were killed. Myra Barradas, Wang spokeswoman, identified the men as George Viney, based in Coral Gables, and Robert Alvidrez, based in Lowell.

She said the company had no further information. The Pentagon identified three of the Marines as Sgt. Thomas T. Handwork, 24, of Boardman, Ohio; Cpl. Gregory H.

Webber, 22, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Sgt. Bobby J. Dickson, 27, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. IllustrationMike Willis At least 13 people, Including six icans, are dead after gunmen shot up two crowded outdoor cafes in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday night. Four U.S.

Marines serving as embassy guards were slain. Johns evidenee 4 2 htJ State suit hits fund for burials suggests Search for missing Nixa woman continues; family fears worst 1 Uf'fj'V. a': tit it tj 4 Carol Blades l6 cBQADFOIip WOODS i 5 XT Avenue and Bradford Parkway. The developers say construction is scheduled to begin in late July. This is an artist's rendering of Bradford Woods, a $2.2 million condominium office development planned at Fremont office Work besi condos to non By Chris Whitley The Leader Press Seven Missouri corporations and two Kimberling City men are defendants in a court action Attorney General William Webster filed today alleging illegal sales practices and mismanagement of funds from a prepaid funeral plan.

At least $812,000 is missing from a trust fund controlled by Future Trusts a firm based in Kimberling City and directed by Robert O. Jones, according to documents filed today in Stone County Circuit Court by assistant attorney general Warren Weinstein. "The state alleges that this money, which was intended for the use of people who had purchased contracts for burial services, was improperly handled through various means," assistant attorney general William Van Hook said Wednesday. Today's court action alleges that Future Trusts Inc. received lump sum and monthly installment payments to hold in trust to pay for funerals of burial plan purchasers, but that the money instead was used to pay salaries and operating expenses of other companies.

Other money paid to Future Trusts Inc. was illegally transferred to related companies to buy real estate and other property for private gain, Van Hook said. Perhaps as many as 5,000 people have been victimized by the bogus funeral plan, Van Hook said. "We'll never know (exactly how many) until we get our hands on the company records," he said. Investigators think all of the victims are Missouri residents, Van Hook said.

By avoiding out-of-state residents as customers, the companies also appear to have avoided investigation by federal authorities, he said. Webster said most victims are from southern Missouri, although some are from Kansas City and others live as far north as Kirksville. Chances of getting anyone's money back aren't encouraging, but the at- See BURIAL, Page 2A NIXA The search for a missing Nixa woman who apparently met with foul play entered its third day today as officials investigate the possibility of there being more than one suspect. Christian County Sheriff Dwight McNiel said Wednesday that evidence' found in 20-year-old Jackie Johns' blood-spattered car pointed to her being abducted and harmed by more than one person. "There may be more than one blood type in the car MtNiel said.

The differing blood specimens show that a struggle may have occurred, he said. Tests continued to be conducted at the Springfield Crime Laboratory. Meanwhile, an anonymous Ozark businessman started a reward fund for information that will help law officers find the people responsible for the abduction. The -businessman donated 4500 and by Wednesday evening the fund had grown to about $2,500, said a spokeswoman for the Nixa Bank. Dr nations were expected to continue coming in today.

The search area around the spot where Johns' car was found was expanded Wednesday to a five-mile radius. The car was found Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 160, about a mile north of Nixa, and not far from the Nixa Livestock Auction Barn where Johns was a waitress at the. cafe. As many as 200 people, most of them local volunteers who know Johns, joined in the search at some time during the day Wednesday, McNiel said.

He said several organized parties were searching for Johns, and that checks were being made along the nearby James River. In another development Wednesday, officials narrowed down the time frame of the incident, he said. Searchers speculated previously See MISSING, Page 2A Bradford Woods plans large spaces for major corporations Disappearance recalls '69 case The disappearance of 20-year-old Jackie Johns earlier this week has many Christian County residents thinking about another young woman who disappeared more than 15 years ago. Carol Blades was also 20 years old when she disappeared on Dec. 15, 1969.

Her car was found abandoned on U.S. Highway 160, on the western edge of Nixa about a mile from where Johns' car was found Tuesday morning, and her laundry was found in a Nixa laundromat. A search was launched, but her 'body was not found until more than a year later. On Christmas Day 1970, in a cedar glade five miles west of U.S. 160 in Stone County, her remains were found by a Ponce De Leon farmer.

The disappearance of the young housewife remains a mystery. Newspaper accounts of the disappearance recall that Blades had gone to Springfield that day to buy Christmas presents. She returned home, decorated a Christmas tree, left some presents on See CAROL, Page 2A banking firm, is arranging financing, he said. Bradford Woods will differ from other condominium office developments in. the city in that it will be able to house major corporate tenants requiring 4,000 to 6,000 square feet of space, Langston said.

In a condominium development, each tenant owns the space it occupies and a share of the common areas and facilities. House of Brokers, a Springfield real-estate firm, will move its offices to Bradford Woods, he said. "We're going to be taking approximately 9,000 square feet of the space," Langston said. The firm plans to use about 6,000 square feet itself and lease the remaining 3,000 square feet, he said. Other occupants of the buildings' 24 condominium units are expected to include doctors, lawyers and other professional people, Langston said.

Although Bradford Woods is one of numerous office-building projects under way, Langston said he doesn't believe there is any danger that too much office space will be built in Springfield. "Contrary to what some people say', there is not a great excess of office space in Springfield that is not occupied," he said. By Gary Slfford The Leader 4 Press Construction is scheduled to begin by late July on Bradford Woods, a condominium office development at Fremont Avenue and Bradford Parkway in south Springfield. The two buildings are expected to be ready for occupancy by Jan. 1, Rollie Langston of House of Brokers the Springfield firm developing the project, said in a new? conference today.

One building will contain about 18,500 square feet of floor space and the other about 10,800 square feet. The buildings, on a 2.1 -acre site on the intersection's northwest corner, will be of wood-frame construction with full brick veneer, Langston said. The heavily wooded site will give the development a residential appearance, he said. Architects for the project are the office-park division of National Homes Lafayette, and Butler Group, Springfield. Bids are being reviewed, and a general contractor probably will be chosen next week, Langston said.

First Affiliated Securities a Springfield mortgage- Berri to show hostages to press Leader says 40 Americans treated well, held in secret location Good afternoon VOL 53-NO. 27 Fair night 1 Tonight, fair. Low in the mld-60s. Wind south 10-15 mph. Friday, partly sunny.

High In the upper 80s. Friday night, scattered thunder-showers. Low around 60. Details are on Page 2A. r.

rfTT Arabic and in English. They have a taste for Lebanese food. Everything for them is fine." Haidar added, "They talk all the time with the hijackers, talking politics and asking questions about the Shiite philosophy and the Shiite religion. Some of the discussions are of a very high level" Berri, Lebanon's justice minister, has emerged as the chief negotiator between the hijackers and the United States and his Amal militiamen are guarding the hijacked plane where the three crew members are being held. He also has said he has control of, or access to the other hostages, and has insisted that he will not release them until the chief demand of the hijackers is met that Israel release 700 Shiite Moslem prisoners taken from south Lebanon during the Israeli army occupation that ended early this month.

Gunmen inside the hijacked Boeing 727 fired over the heads of reporters at the Beirut airport today after a Leba- See FLIGHT 847, Page 2A The Associated Press BEIRUT Shiite Moslem militia leader Nabih Berri said he will present some of the 40 American hostages from a hijacked TWA airliner to the press at Beirut airport tonight in an apparent effort to show they are not being ill-treated. "We will show them to the press tonight at Beirut airport at 8 o'oclock (noon CDT)," he told reporters. But he did not make clear whether reporters will be permitted to question the hostages. Earlier, Akef Haidar, a spokesman for Bern's Amal militia, told The Associated Press that the hostages were "in a yery good situation." He said 37 passengers from the hijacked Boeing 727 who were spirited away from the plane to secret locations in Beirut to prevent any rescue mission and he said they "are kept in eight or 10 places." He declined to say where the hideouts are, but said all the hostages were in good condition. "They're eating well and have TV sets in their rooms, They are gettir good food.

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