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-rr r-iiTr f--w igrr i "jf. Mo Satin JCrma June 16, 1970 13 Amendments ixed Council OKs Budget for the fiscal year 1970-71 was City Council passed the the people of Springfield." She added that across the river are 300 acres of landfill which when completed will be more than 500 acres combined. "It's just a terrific thing," she added. Mrs. Upton said she would like to thank everyone who made Ritter Spring Park -possible including the Springfield Park Board, the City Planning Department Harold Haas, and his staff, Brent Porter who drew up the plans, Kurt Naegler for helping with the application See COUNCIL, Page 20 r-; JOfft By-Pass Overpass Completed be crossed, opening up additional highways for southeastern Greene County.

Motorist are urged to use caution in this area since heavy equipment will be working adjacent to the Traffic back and forth across U.S. 63 By-Pass is now in its final stages with the completion of Battlefield overpass, according to Highway Department District Engineer V. B. Unsell. The Battlefield overpass (shown here) is the last of ten locations from Interstate 44 to U.S.

60 at which By-Pass 63 may SMS Session Begins Carol Blades Disappeared Six. Months Ago Search Continues For Nixq Housewife By BILL DAVIS lfljk -i A4? $12,241,713 budget for 1970-71 last night, after a short discussion on amendments to the figure proposed by City Man ager David Burkhaltcr. Council also voted down an amendment to increase the city clerk's salary by $500 per year. Council member and former mayor E. Anderson read a statement addressed to Mayor CarlStiUwell: "A study of the budget shows situations arising which reveal definitely that the public works department and the police department are in need of more funds because of the expansion and growth of our city.

We can not be unaware of the fact that law enforcement is becoming more "With the total set out in the budget, considering the same force as now working, a heavy reduction will necessarily be made in material and equipment. On the other hand, it is to be noted that there have been astounding increases in the city manager's budget and the per- n. 1 department's budget since 1965 66... "The assessed valuation seems to be several million dollars underrated so a rather healthy cushion has no doubt been provided for. With other effected economies, the budgets of the police and public works departments could be- increased.

In other words, the taxpayers of our city should then realize ben efits derived directly from these I would move that the 1970-71 budget be amended as follows. That budget and research be reduced to one person at a salary increase of 50 percent over the 1965-66 rate of $11,160. That the personnel departr jnent be studied immediately and the increase shown be justified or reduced in the budget." Councilman David James, mayor protem, told Ariderson if he wanted to divide the amend ment statements into two mo tions, he would second the reduction of staff, but not the re duction of salary. Gus Wickman, third district councilman, said he did not think the amendment would be fair without an analysis of the services rendered by the city manager's three assistants, and Mayor Stillwell said he felt gross injury would be done by "this superficial A voice vote failed on the reduction of staff amendment with all except Anderson and James voting against it. James then 'moved for an Amendment to the budget by increasing the city clerk's salary from $12,500 to $13,00.

James said that would bring the clerk's salary up to the same as that of the municipal court judge, and he believed that "fair and just." The motion failed on a 4-5 voice vote. Those voting in favor of the motion were Councilmen Laure Nance, Anderson, James, and Councilwoman Lu-cile Morris Upton. Following discussion and voting on the amendments, the budget pas-sed the council by a '0IB Of With Anderson and Jantes having the "no" votes, i An ordinance levying a tax of $1.70 per $100 assessed valuation on real and personal property a Stall Writer Larry Blades still is looking for his wife. She disappeared six months ago. He hopes she's still alive.

An experienced Springfield private detective is betting his badge she isn't. Carol Blades went to the laundromat in Nixa in the middle of the afternoon of Dec. 15. She was coming back home to wake her husband around 5 p.m.. so he could get ready for his job on the third shift at Springday.

There was a nip in the air. The temperature was hovering just below freezing and she pulled the white fur coat she was wearing on tight as she car- ted laundry out to the carj She had put up the young couple's Christmas tree that afternoon, after a bit of shopping in Springfield. There is little doubt she was thinking about a special post-Christmas present she and her husband were expecting the county welfare agency had just cleared them as suitable parents for adoption of a child. jCity Youths Boys State passed unanimously by Council. In other action, the council passed a resolution authorizing application for a federal grant- in-aid of $55,000 through the Bu reau of Outdoor Recreation for development of Ritter Spring Park.

a Council member Upton said this was one of the finest things ever done in hpringfield. She told the council that the park represents 224 acres of "beau tiful woodlands, a river and lake, to be left in a wild state for Foreign Students AFS No But It'll When the world seems to be falling into an endless pit of hate and violence, people wonder what they can do to help bring peace and understanding. talk together, ye peoples of the earth; Then and only then shall ye have peace," the motto of the American Field Service International Scholarship Program shows our nation and the world the way to help obtain peace. George R. Clinkenbeard, Springfield businessman, told the luncheon meeting of the Sertoma Club in On Lake of Ozarks Teen-Ager Is Victim Of Collision A Sunrise Beach teen-ager was killed late Sunday in the collision of two boats on the Lake of the Ozarks.

Theresa Smith, 17, died about 9:45 p.m. when the boat in which she was a passenger was struck by another craft on an Osage arm of the lake in Miller County. Troopers said Miss Smith was riding in an 18-foot inboard boat piloted by Michael Louis Mack, 17, also of Sunrise Beach, which was rammed in the side by a 17- foot outboard driven by an off duty highway patrolman, James R. Temmen, 34, Eldon. Mack's boat apparently was running without lights, officers said Young Mack suffered shock and lacerations in the crash Two other passengers, Deborah Lynn Williams, 13, Sunrise Beach, and Rand Russon, Overland Park, suffered fractures and internal injuries.

All were taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City for treatment. No injuries were suffered by Temmen or the passengers in his boat, including his wife, his brother-in-law, and his brother- in-law's three children, accord ing to officers. ine ooay ot miss imttn was taken to Hedges Funeral Home of Camdenton. BOLIVAR (Special) Dr.

G. H. Slirrcttp nf thn Snnllnwgt College department of religion, will hold a Bible class for a week starting Monday, at the Windermere camp near Roach. i. M- SUIt Photo ly bordered parkway with lush green grass.

The new curb will run the length of the National Cemetery wall on Seminole, leaving one entrance to the grounds on the north, and will run west to the entrance of the city's Ha-zelwood Cemetery (where the street narrows and parking an impossibility anyway There will be no parking (parallel or otherwise) permitted along that stretch when it's finished. She had checked off next month's payment to the attorney who was handling the adoption proceedings for them on a calendar where she recorded all bill payments. Carol Blades drove over to Nixa and put her clothes in the machine at the laundromat. It was 2:55 p.m. It was the last time she was seen.

Larry Blades said he heard the telephone ring around 7:15 p.m., looked outside and saw it was dark. He wondered why his wife hadn't gotten him up earlier. The caller was a friend of his. In Carthage Speech Auditing Waste Cited by Bond CARTH, AGE (Special) -Christopher (Kit) Bond of Mexi co, Republican candidate for state auditor, told the Lincoln Ladies Club Monday night that "proper auditing and accounting procedures would have pre vented the Department of Rev-nue from pouring thousands of dollars of the taxpayers' money down the drain." 'The citizens of this state have just learned that the state paid rent of more than $4000 a month for at least eight months sophisticated computer equipment that it never used." These video-display termin als were never even taken out of their crates. But the taxpayers of Missouri picked up the bill for eight months rental." Bond said the state auditor has the responsibility to see that each agency has sufficient internal control to keep it from pay ing money for equipment that it does not have.

He then has the responsibility to see that these lowed by each agency. 1 "As state auditor," Bond concluded, "I will not only see that each agency follows proper procedures for controlling its inventory and property, but I will direct my auditors to make spot checks to see that the state ac tually has the equipment it is paying for." "The Billic Sol Estes scandal and the American Express salad oil fiasco should have warned everyone that auditors cannot rely on book entries alone without checking to see the property for which we are paying actually exists." Bond, who will oppose state auditor Haskell Holman, is highly enthusiastic about his support in the Seventh and Ninth Congressional Districts and in cen tral Missouri and believes he will pick up many votes in St Louis and Kansas City. Get Look at U.S. Cure All Help the Sycamore Inn yesterday. "I am not so naive as to think that the AFS program can cure all the world's problems, nor do I think AFS students returning to their own countries win overnight renew the status and prestige we have lost in the world's eyes since the end of World War II.

But I do think AFS can play a significant part in doing so," Clinkenbeard said. Tlie young men and women in-volved in the AFS program arc top students and some day will become influential and responsible adults in their countries, he continued. Money spent for the AFS pro- gram $850 for each stu- lent seems to Clinkenbeard a small investment for such a large return. Last year the Springfield chapter raised $4259 S850 for each of the five students, in Springfield high schools. About 32 precent of the budget for the students in the program comes from the parents, but students are chosen first for their merits, not their financial re sources.

In Springfield, many civic clubs, PTA's, women's clubs, church groups and the school system's own "united fund" (not the city United Fund) help supply support. Only about three percent of the total program income is contributed, by the State, Department. Last year, its contribution was about $178,000. Clinkenbeard contrasted the AFS program with some government spending, which seems to have little return "referring to the billions spent by our State Department on foreign aid which I question whether there is any return on at all." Clinkenbeard cited the ex ample of Nelson Rockefeller's fact-finding mission to South America in 1969, when he as met at every corner with violent anti-United States demonstrations. That vear.

SDrinefield had four South American students on Sece AFS, Page 20 Aurora to Vote On ChromaHoy- Bonds Today AURORA (Special) Voters in Aurora eo to the nnlk tnHau to decide on a $1.2 million indus trial bond issue for the Chromal- loy American Corporation. The foot plant will make die cast aluminum products for the metallurgy and metal processing interests Chromalloy American. Of the $1.2 million bond issue, $700,000 will be in general obligation bopds, and $500,000 will be in revenue bonds, but both issues would be retired from rental of the plant to Chromal loy. Frank Reeder, president of In dustrial Development Corporation, said of today's election, "There is no opposition that we know of." He continued, think (Chro malloy will be quite an addition to here in Aurora, and a welcome addition. We are very fortunate to get an industry like Chromalloy." Initial employment will be from 150 to 200, building to 300 when the plant is in full oper ation.

One product of the plant will be aluminum outdoor furniture, produced under an exclusive franchise involving a "continuous permanent molding" pro cess originated in England. Nearly $500 in Loot Taken From Garage Sheriff's deputies are continuing an investigation of an apparent breakin at a garage on the south side of Fellows Lake owned by Gary Rippee, 2213 NorthLyon. Rippee contacted the sheriff's office Saturday about 1 p.m, to roniirr fhfit thiavoe nnnevAntr. uiiviva 'Ui had entered the garage some time mat morning ana taken an air compressor, 50 feet of red air hose, a one-ton differential chain hoist and a paint gun, total value $489.95. Seventies Seen As Greatest Generation Perhaps the seventies will be the greatest generation in the history of the nation or the stepping stone to the greatest era in our history," Dr.

Arthur L. Mallory, president of South west Missouri State College, said in an address prepared for delivery Monday night. The speech marked the opening of a 2-weck conference on current problems facing the United States in the Seventies, havirrg as its theme "A Changing Nation in a Changing World." Mallory's speech, "The College and the Community," took an optimistic look at the future of the nation and its educational system, saying "the quality of our life is the greatest challenge. that faces us in the seventies. This college, and: our educational institutions throughout the land, must play a role in working with the commu nity to meet these challenges." Despite the problems which face the nation and the world today, Mallory indicated confidence they could be solved and an era ot great promise was dawning.

"History tells us that times of tension and trouble gave birth to some of. the greatest periods known to" mankind, and that the people of the day were convinced it was the end, not a successful new era that was beginning," Mallory said. "As we take a long look at the seventies, I think, we wU all agree that our beleaguered 'nation is really not so beleaguered at all." he said. "If the will of the majority of the people who wish for peace and under standing can stutvivc the tests of the present, we shall indeed have a bright future. Wc are a free people and we shall remain free." The conference, sponsored by the SMS departments of history and political science, will fea Cure sessions concerning Ameri can domestic problems the first week and foreign policy and in See SEVENTIES, Page 20 Curbing a parking' problem Is as simple as this cooperative action between the National Cemetery at Glenstone and Seminole and the City of Springfield.

It seems folks weieusing ithe area along the ienietery's high stone wall on' Seminole for angle parking, a real no-no. according to the city ordinance. the haphazard parking complicated by the drivers who would back ont into the oncoming east- f' An End After he got his friend off the line he called Carol's cousin in Nixa and asked her to check and see if she was still at the laun dry. He had noticed the laundry baskets were missing from the couch. The cousin called back to sav Carol wasn't at the laundry, but the car was on the side of the road, about 2 blocks from it.

Larry called the sheriff. Christian County Sheriff L. E. (Buff) Lamb showed up about an hour later. He authorized a wrecker from Ozark to come tow the car off the roadside.

He did not issue a missing persons bulletin. That was Monday. if Wednesday, Blades called Jim Winfrey, a private detective in Springfield, and a friend of the family. Winfrey came down and drove around in the vicinity of the laundry. He noticed some skid marks in the gravel where the car had been located.

He stuck his finger into some black pud dles marking the exact location of the auto. Oil. Thursday, Winfrey and Blades went to the garage where the car had been towed. There was oil all over the firewall. There was mud on the windshield and fresh scratches on the both sides of the car.

The antenna on the back of the car was bent and torn from the car body. Blades told Winfrey he had the car filled with gas and the windshield washed the morning of the 15th. There were 8' gallons of gasoline missing from the tank; more than a woman would use on a shopping trip to Springfield. Tracing Carol Blades' route on the shopping trip to home and to the laundry in the car, Winfrey concluded the car had traveled about 65 miles more than necessary for the trip. Buff Lamb and his deputies had looked over an area within five miles of the laundry and aa given up.

wmtrey uotes Lamb as guessing Carol Blades See SEARCH, Page 20 City Woman Is Honor Graduate at Harvard Mrs. Janet Wright Nadeau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Garrett Wright, 1159 South Clay has graduated magna cum laudc from Harvard University along with some 3900 other students.

Mrs. Nadeau was graduated at the 319th commencement exercises on June 11 when about 1100 Harvard men and 260 young women of Radcliffe College received the Bachelor of Arts degree, -and 2500 men and women i ed advanced degrees. Mrs. Nadeau was one of the women receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. Lake Stressed has been his experience that the fish come for the food eagerly, He feels the restaurants of Carthage would be a great place to sell the fish to be caught in tne feeders and but believes also that the principles he expounded will grow the fish for any farmer who wants to create the right environment in a pond.

oiroi said he put 48 channel catfish into an 11-acre pond on his farm eight years ago and recently took out 1135 fish which had survived association with a' large number of rough fish. "Don't put ponds where there has been a lot of spraying on crops," Poirot advised. Poirot is familiar with poi soned fish from the southern United States and Central America resulting from the environment in which the fish live. Carol Blades of Nixa Disappeared six months yesterday. ago Garage Closed Woman's Body Foun.

In Car An autopsy has been ordered the death of a 41-year-old Springfield woman whose body was found inside a car In her closed parage yesterday. Greene County Coroner Ralph Thieme said he would withhold a ruling concerning the death of Mrs. Clyde R. Thompson, of 2851 South Main. The body was discovered at 4:45 p.m.

yesterday. Clyde Thompson told Officer Glenn Lenhart he came home from work and opened the garage door, which was completely closed. He saw his wife slumped in the front seat of the car. Reaching in, he removed the keys to the car and his wife's purse, then went into the house to tell his daughter, Mrs. Phyllis C.

Dickens, 16, that her mother was dead. The body was taken to Spring-field General Osteopathic Hospi- TaT Officer Lenhart said he asked Thompson to check the car and discovered half a tank of gaso line was still in the vehicle. He said the engine was still hot, but the tail pipe had cooled off, the engine died from overheating rather than running out of gas. The daughter said she had last seen her mother about noon, after Mrs. Thompson had gone downtown to pay some bills.

The girl said her mother appeared in fine spirits at that time. Both the husband and the daughter said the woman had suffered from heart ailments before. Coroner Thieme said the family had ordered the autopsy before he suggested it. Mrs. Thompson was a lifelong resident of Springfield, and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her hus- band: two daughters, Mrs. Deborah Full, 2622 West Turner, and Miss Phyllis Thompson of the home: two grandchildren; her father, Lloyd Oneth, Route two brothers, Davie Oneth, Route 3, Oneth, state of California; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Richardson and Mrs. Mary Tabor, both of Springfield. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Klingner.

Scooter, Car Collide, 14-Year-Old Injured MARIONVILLE (Special) A 14-year-old wheeling down Mo. 14 on a homemade scooter two miles east of here wound up injured after a 12:50 p.m. Mon day collision with an oncoming car. The youth, Randel W. Smart, of Route 1, Marionville, was taty en to a doctor's office in AuriTai for treatment of bruises, abra sions and a severe leg laceration.

The drievr of the car, Betty P. Harris, 37, of Route 1, Marionville, was not injured. Positions Four Springfieldians have already made names for themselves in the opening sessions of Missouri's Boys State, held at Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg. Phillip Eagleburger, son of Mr, and Mrs. Donald R.

Eagle-, burger, 1529 North Fairway, has been elected mayor of Gambrell one of the 16 fictional cities set up by the American Legion Sat Boys State to allow representatives to learn about city government. Phillip, a senior at JCerttral High School, is the president-elect of Central's student hnAv Up mnmhor nf Kpv Club, and is attending conventions on the state and national levels this summer to learn about student councils. Jay McMillen, son of Mrs. Rose Ann McMillen, 2210 North Kentwood, has been selected as feature editor of the Boys State newspaper this week. Jay, a stu dent at Hillcrest, was his junior class president.

He is interested in journalism, serving as associate yearbook editor, and he is a Jmcmber of Quill and Scroll honorary journalism fraternity. Serving as humor editor of the haper is Dan Chiles, son of R. H. Chiles, 3026 Shalimar. Dan is a journalism student at Glendale, and he is also active in speech and debate.

Russ Rose, son of Mrs. Helene Wilson, Route 12, a Glendale student, has been chosen house. and senate reporter for the Boys State paper. Russ is active Key Club, Student Council and National Forensic League. -Boys State is designed by the American Legion to parallel the "Missouri state government, to serve as a learning process for representatives who attend from high schools over the state.

4-Unit Apartment Sale Is Ordered Referee Jack Jones yesterday ordered that a 4-unit apartment nt S19 Smith Main Strmt hp with thp nrn. Fish-Raising Potential tt V- to Parking Problem 4eflds-uscd toatisfv-thfrowir's41here a potential in-our Of Carthage CARTHAGE (Special) -Gene Poirot, nationally-known farmer from Golden City, Monday night urged the Sportsmen's League of Carthage to plant channel catfish in the Kellogg Lake at the northeast edge of Carthage for profit and nourishment. "Don't wait," said Toirot, i 1 1 ponu. mange uuu ciiauiiei catfish instead of tadpoles, crawdads or turtles. "Don't buy trouble.

Don't let anything be dumped into your rearing pond at the northwest end of the lake." Poirot said- experience in dicated that a pound of feed will produce a pound of fish. Poirot has invented a feeder into which feed can be dropped with various protective devices so th? feed-wiH-not fee-Jest It bound traffic on Seminole as they left their makeshift parking stalls. It was a problem for an already confusing and busy intersection which serves as aa apjiHMwh Jor an even bus; ier intersection at Glenstone. The solution is "bean-nficattonable:" 'The city is building the curb to let motorists know where the street is and where it isn't, and the cemetery will further define the limits by filling their new- creditors. i His decision in the case of $rs.

Ethel Cox, who listed $3650 in assets and $33,791.75 in liabilities in her bankruptcy petition, was announced at the close of questioning by Richard Wilson an attorney for two creditors. Trustee William Wear was au thorized tolput the property up for sale after an appraisal is made of its value. Estimates given during the testimony ranged from $8000 to $15,000..

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