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been dissatisfied with the in In County SPBINCF1EU) (.) UAGEHPEESS Taefc, Dec 25, 1ST 10 Skylab Will Be Visible Evenings Through Jan. 13 Eve Thieves Hit 5 Homes vestigation into their daughter's death from start to finish. "I think there was a lot of covering up. The car was brought back to the courthouse that day and sat there for three days before any fingerprinta were taken. In the meantime people Body Found on Chrigtmaa Day, 1970 Carol WladesJIDeath JKemain 8 to northeast; Friday, 6:23 p.m., northwest to north; Saturday, 5:39 p.m., west to northeast; The Skylab Space Station will be visible here at 8:11 p.m.

tomorrow, moving from west to northeast, and will make a number of other appearances here during- the holidays, including New Year's Eve, 5:51 p.m., from car lots put notes on the Sunday, 6:35 p.m., northwest to Burglars who took advantage of Christmas Eve absences stole a quantity of loot from at least five Greene County homes. Deputy Sheriff Paul McGuire said today. its JEitiepstGitic as S- Years car asking anyone to phone them if someone wanted to buy the ear. That's how thorough the cause even the finding of the moving northwest to north. Remainder of the schedule for Springfield Skylab viewers: Thursday, 5:28 p.m., southwest body failed to produce any clue into how the young housewife died.

north; Jan. 4, 6:13 p.m., north to northeast; Jan. 5, 5:30 p.m., north; Jan. 7, 5:40 p.m., north to northeast; Jan. 8, 6:33 p.m., northwest to east; Jan.

9, 5:49 p.m., northwest to east; Jan. 10, 6:43 p.m., northwest to southeast; Jan. 11, 6 p.m., northwest to southeast; Jan. 12, 6:56 p.m., southwest; Jan. 13, 6:11 p.m., west to south.

Skylab appears as a moving star, with Variable brightness. On the day of Carol Blades' vestigation, and no further details were available tljis The breakins were discovered later Monday evening. The burglaries were reported by Patty Wilson, Route 7, Southern Acres Trailer Park; Dolan Porterfield, Route 1, Brookline; Dorothy HaU, 3344 West Bennett; and a Mrs. Cobern, Route 1, no further information listed. The fourth and a fifth house breakin, not immediately identified, were to be turned over to investigation was, Horton said.

Mrs. Geraldine Horton says she feels just about the same way she felt four years ago. "I'd like something to be done. But I've just about given up," she said. Mrs.

Horton added that now the Only way she thinks her daughter's "alleged abductor" will be caught is if the individual comes in and confesses. "It's just hard to say It's been so long she said. can for her family," he said. Larry Blades says he has built a new life. "I remarried recently because you have to keep living.

I have kept my head up these four years but I don't think the case will ever be closed. Now I think it will be a miracle if we ever find out who did it." Mr. and Mrs. Louis Horton, Carol's parents, say they have up in the case. "There's always the possibility that there will be one but not at this time," he said.

Christian County Sheriff Joe Mayberry said Monday a lot of new evidence ho turned up and that maybe through this information "we'll be able to enlighten this thing a little." "This will never be forgotten until It's solved. We cant do anything for Carol now but we disappearance Dec. 15, 1969, she had been to Springfield to buy Christmas presents. She returned home and decorated a By J1TJE DelCOUR SUff Writer The cows didn't come home three yean ago today. So Ernest Wilhelm, a Ponce de Leon farmer, went looking.

In a cedar glade 5 miles west of U.S. 160 highway in Stone County he found his cattle and a person who had been missing 375 days. When the body of Mrs. Carol Blades, 20, of Nix showed up on Christmas Day, 1970, part of a great Ozark mystery was cleared up. But the whole mystery has never been solved.

Be- The Skelly Station In Strafford also reported Monday night that burglars entered the station Christmas tree and, while ber husband, Larry, slept (be worked a night shift at a Spring speech Sunday night and took several Free press plus free equal free people. cartons of cigarettes. detectives today for In- field industrial plant), she reportedly took her laundry to Weather From Front Page Nixa. I She was last seen at store in Nixa, where she bought cookies. Her clothing was found in the laundry in Nixa, and the car she drove was found abandoned beside U.S.

160 on the west edge of Nixa. The Investigation started immediately, headed by former Christian County Sheriff Buff Lamb. The area was combed and leads were checked out. Mrs. Blades's parents, Mr.

and Mrs. Louis I. Horton, of 2322 The gas shortage left many drivers worried whether they would have enough fuel to make the round trip comfortably. mm Traffic to resorts such as lake Tahoe, which is "one LI LI U7 North Johnston, hired a private investigator. The keys to the Blades au tomobile were found in a small field east of where the car was parked, headed north on U.S.

6CE21S for SO '6 ou incr 160; Three persons were located. who reported they were driving onto the highway when they saw tank of gasoline away" from the population, enters of Northern California) was way up Monday, according to- the California Highway Patrol. Motorists who did not manage to fill up their tanks Monday faced a gasless Christmas, with most service stations closed for the holiday. The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority said all its stations would remain open 24 hours a day, but others began closing Monday night In Washington, DC, less than half of the gasoline stations were open Monday, and the lines were six cars long. The American Automobile Associ the Blades car coming from the south, driven by a man, that the ciii of you man stopped the car, jumped out and ran diagonally across the small field toward the laun dry.

"As they drove along toward the laundry," Larry Blades, Handyman Specials. leanu Specials. said, "something caused them to look at the man and they saw he was carrying a coat over his ation predicted that 99 per cent. arm.They drove closer and he looked up and saw them, he threw the coat up so that it cov ered part of his face. They drove on and didn't think any more about it until they learned of the stations in the area would be closed today.

The Virginia State Police reported a number of calls from motorists asking where to find an open station. Traffic was light to moderate. The wet snow closed highways from Denver east to the Kansas state line and north to Wyoming. Motels were reported jammed. Carol was missing" But all that ever came out of that strange episode was a po lice sketch of a white male with dark hair.

The sketch, now, is included in a scrap book Louis Horton has kept, including all City officials asked drivers with blade equipped vehicles to help information on his daughter clear the streets of the snow. disappearance. which piled op in places to 10- In 1970, a petition was present foot drifts. Stapleton Airport In Denver was closed most of the day Mon ed to Circuit Judge Garner L. Moody, of the 38th judicial district, asking him to call a grand jury in Christian County to in day.

Travelers slept on chairs and floors and in three planes moved near the terminal by vestigate Mrs. Blades's dis appearance. There were 672 United Airlines to ease the names on the petition ana a certified letter accompanied the pe crowding. There were no more passen tition from Milo Thornton, com gers than usual at the Albu mander of the Nixa American ti2 2or'i mm Axiji ytctp light bulbs. Sisal twine (750-ft.

balls). (W-oSJ 1 $1 S19 Round laundry 10-qt. pails. baskeL I Masking tape 800 roll). 5 lj electrical tape with jFf fejjEf TCXXfeu (5WM watts).

f'f8' Chandelier bulbs A 2 $1 1 Boundt. I OforSl SK I wastebaskets. iJb, tut "I S3 Si id 36 oz. apothecary jar. 0000 Li0000 Rectangular A II 12-qt.

wastebaskets. $1 6-pc. screwdriver set. 2 'or 50 J' 1 3-pc. extension 18 oz.

apothecary jars. 1t cord set. ioc.oaint brush set. tTSSSCT Sponge mop. querque International Airport, Legion.

said W. F. Anding, a Frontier Airlines spokesman. "No excessive crowds but we've experienced quite a few no-shows, however," he said, add ing that he thinks some people may have made duplicate reser vations to insure seating. The letter read: "What has happened In this quiet, peaceful community Nixa could have happened to any family within your Judicial district.

Therefore, any husband or parent is entitled to know what has happened to his wife or daughter, regardless of who they are. "The local American Legion of Nixa feels that it Is our duty to our community to call upon you by petition to call a special erand jury here in Christian A spokesman at the National Airport in Washington, D.C. said it was "very quiet. I think everybody got to where he was going." There were similar re ports of light to normal traffic at the airports in the New York area, San Francisco, Los Angel I as 11 ft Countv to determine whether es and St. Louis.

Ski resort operators in North Carolina said their accom Carol Blades is dead or alive." Judge Moody took the petition under advisement. The grand iurv was never called. 1 7- I jHSSr Plastic broom. Decorative Specials. ipMjJ modations were full, with most skiers having arrived last Moody said yesterday a grand week.

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