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In Cattle Theft Bond Set at $10,000 Lowest Level in IVi Years Court Briefs Route 1, Willard, in FoBf1 County. Holbrook's attorney, Robert Wilson, told Judge Barker the man had been handling the pigs and had been drinking and. would not have taken them but for the drinking. Sterling Hill, 30, Bolivar, pleaded guilty Monday before Profits Percent 2Q June 16, 1970 trli MoDailgXf ma Suspect Still Sought Funeral Today For Wilkins PINEVILLE (Special) Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today near Sulphur Springs, for a 38 year-old construc tion worker, Zebulon Lee Wilkins, of Sulphur Springs, who was shot near Noel Saturday.

Area lawmen are continuing the search for one man charged in the shooting, while a 27-year-old Sulphur Springs, man who is also charged with the killing, remains jailed here awaiting preliminary hearing. Perry Ervin, who was arrested not long after the shooting as he drove through Greene County, is jailed without bond. He was arraigned on the charge yesterday before McDonald County Magistrate W. G. Tracy, who set June 25 as the tentative date for Ervin's hearing.

The judge noted that the date might be reset if lawmen capture George Albert Yearian, Ervin's father-in-law, in the meantime. 35, also of Sulphur Springs, is charged jointly with in the killing. Ervin has claimed that he did not fire the 30-30 rifle shot that struck Wilkins in the chest as he walked along a Noel street with his wife. The funeral services for Wil Judge Barker to a charge ot petty stealing and received a jail sentence of a year. However, Hill had already served 91 days' jail time and was paroled from the rest of the sentence.

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CUfW AT CPAPg AND SAVE Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back 625 St. Louis St. Phone 869-3561 Thurs. Sears 1 I dicators are displaying charac teristics of a downturn." The statement was made in the bank's monthly statistical report. It has little if any significance for federal policy, since recessions are not declared by the government but by the independent National Bureau of Economic Research.

Since the NBER normally declares recessions only after they have ended, and since the gov ernment isn eager to say its anti-inflation measures caused one, administration officials have avoided the word as though it were banned. Privately, however, and very gingerly in public, they concede things are not going as well as they would like. The profit figures showed after tax profits at $6.9 bil lion during the first quarter- on sales of $170.4 billion com pared to $8.4 billion in the final quarter of 1969. It was the lowest since profits were $6.7 billion in July, August and September 1967. Compared to the first quarter of 1969 the trend is even more clear.

Monday's report showed sales 5 per cent above that quar ter, while profits were 14 per cent lower. The after-tax profit margin this year was 4 per cent, com pared to 4.6 per cent in the third and fourth quarters of last year, 5.1 per cent in the second quar ter and 4.9 per cent in the first. The report showed the heavi est impact in durable goods which includes such products as automobiles and airplanes, met al-working machinery and furni ture. These profits were down a full 25 per cent during the first quarter to $3.2 billion from $4.2 billion in the final quarter of last year. In non-durable industries such as food and clothing, profits dropped less than 11 per cent, to $3.7 billion from $4.2 billion.

Council (CONTINUED FROM PACE 13) for federal aid, and the computer for pointing out the high priority for the site in the first place. An ordinance also was passed by council to transfer $54,000 from the reserve account in the library budget to a construction fund for contractor's fees for the new Plaza Library now being built. The funds were needed since areas which have been annexed into Springfield during the past few years remain in the County Library district and under a state law, the county library levy is lower than that of the city of Springfield. Mrs. Upton abstained from voting on appointments and reappointments of several persons to various city boards because, "No city has a larger number of civic minded, dedicated women than Springfield," and yet, she added there were only two women appointees to the boards being considered.

"I'm not opposed to any of the nominees," she said. "But I'm disappointed that there is now only one woman on the park board. I abstain from voting." Boards and appointments made included: Airport board, William E. Pettit and Ivan R. Branson.

Art Museum Board: Mrs. Ray Aton. Keith Davis and Henry J. Straus. Board of Appeals, Gerry Do- ran, Harry Lidy and J.

A. Nucitelli. Children's Home Board: R. Robert Zahn, Ray Roepke, and Mrs. O.

H. Simmons. Gas- Fitting Board: I. Dale Good Probation' Is Suspended BOLIVAR (Special) -Circuit Judge Charles V. Barker Monday granted three years' proba tion each to three youths who pleaded guilty to charges of grand stealing, and then sus pended sentence.

Prosecutor Ralph Gilchrist had charged the three boys with stealing three white-faced cal ves Nov. 4 from the Good Sa maritan Boys' Ranch. He said the boys attempted to sell the calves to the Union Stock Yards at Springfield but that they were nabbed by Greene County officers. The boys were James Blaine Redmond, Greenfield; and Donald Gene McDaniel, 19, and Carl Roger Gregory 18, both of Pleasant Hope. Judge Barker also ordered a pre-sentence investigation after Robert Lee Holbrook, 43, Spiro, pleaded guilty to charges1 of grand stealing.

Holbrook was apprehended by Greene County officers May 27 after he took two pigs from the fferm of Henry Lathrom on Typewriters, Tires, Cash Taken by Thieves Thieves made large hauls in typewriters, tires and cash according to burglary reports turned into police yesterday. A pair of thieves entered the offices of Dr. Sam Whittmen, lo cated in the Medical 600 South Glenstone, and made off with an electric typewriter, a 10-key adding machine and $30 in stamps. The theft totaled over $400. Officer Carl Malin reported the thieves used a monkey wrench to put pressure on the door.

They apparently were frightened when they tried to haul the office safe away on a dolly and it fell off. Thieves who entered Wells Tire Company, 1001M! North Broadway, got away with 32 to 34 tires valued at $460. And thieves in a hurry lost a $5 bill as they rushed from Claybough Office Supply, 934' Boonvillc. They got away with $35 in cash. AUmon, George R.

Bush, and Roy Hater. Park Board, William Ab- ney, K. K. (Casey) funkhouser, and Jerry L. Redfearn.

Mayor Stillwell appointed councilmen James, Wickman, Jim Payne and Bud Martin to the Liquor Ordinance Committee. James will serve as chair man. An ordinance amending the city code relating to the licensing and operation of ambulances was also passed by council. Acting City Manager Don Bown announced that bids for the first phase of improvements to the Public Square will be opened at 2 p. m.

Friday in Council chambers, and the contract is expected to be awarded by council at a meeting Monday at 11:30 a. m. in council chambers. Wed. BY (WHEN Mary Patricia Collins, 22, of 1400 South Campbell; faces a preliminary hearing July 2 on a charge of illegal possession of a stimulant drug.

Miss Collins, arraigned yesterday in magistrate court, was freed on $1000 bond shortly after her arrest. She is accused of an offense June 6 involving a prescription for a drug picked up by another girl at Gibson's Pharmacy, 1939 South Campbell. A 25-year-old Aurora man Kenneth Gale Norris, remains in jail in lieu of $2000 bond pending' a preliminary hearing July 1 on a charge of uttering a forged in strument. Norris is accused of an offense April 3 involving AFS (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13) the AFS program. What might have happened if the money used for the mission had been used instead for the AFS program? Clinkenbeard asked.

AFS, a private, non-profit, nonsectarian organization, began under the auspices of the volunteer ambulance corps founded in 1914 by the Allied forces of World War I and World War II. AFS doesn't want to "transform the student into an American," but it docs want the student to gain an understanding of the United States, its people, educational system, customs and idcjals, and to spread this understanding when he returns home. Just as important, he should spread an understanding of his own country and culture to the Americans he meets, creating a reciprocal action lowering barriers between peoples. Students in the program for the year just ended came from Laos. Brazil, Switzerland, Argentina and Autria.

Last year, they came from New Zealand, France, Chile, Brazil and Bolivia. Rosemary Lyon, from Christ-church. Zealand, stayed with the Clinkenbeard family last year. And Clinkenbeard gives a word nf warning to an AFS family "nothing in all the literature and advice will have prepared them for the time to say goodbye to these kids. They are trulv remarkable young people." If you want to sponsor an Ahb student, Clinkenbeard advised, contact your high school princi pal about a year in advance.

Families are screened by a committee of former AFS parents. Retirement Plan Defeat Is Urged By Bradshaw Republican state senate candi date Paul L. Bradshaw Monday called for the defeat of the proposed increase in the legislative retirement plan by the voters this fall's referendum election. "I had hoped the General Assembly would follow the gover nor's recommendation and repeal this irresponsible bill," he said, "but since the legislators have failed to do so, it is now up to the people." "I don't think we need legislators whose only ambition is to hold office long enough to retire at the public expense," contin ued the former GOP county chairman. "If they had spent more time thinking about the welfare of the state instead of imu iH'iMJllitl UJIII, 1 wl1 might not have so many prob lems in Missouri today." Bradshaw spoke at a neigh borhood campaign coffee held at the home of Mrs.

Eleanor Wil liamson, 1557 South Kimbrough Elkland Man Admits Burglary Charge GREENFIELD (Special) -Circuit Judge H. A. Kelso of Nevada Monday ordered a pre-sentence investigation after Ronald Leonard Ballard, Elkland, pleaded guilty to charges of burglary and larceny. The charges involved entry into a vacant building. Prosecutor Barnes Griffith dismissed charges which had been filed against Ballard's step-son, Daniel Lee Dowell, Elkland.

After-Tax Decline 18 WASHINGTON (AP) The nation's faltering squeezed manufacturers' first-quarter, after-tax profits down per cent to their lowest level 2Mi years, the government reported Monday. Sales dropped only 7 per cent during the same period, giving evidence that manufacturers have not been able to raise prices enough to keep up with rising costs. The new figures were reported by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission in their quarterly joint financial report for manufacturing corpo rations. At the same time, one of the regional Federal Reserve Banks took the step avoided so far by its parent Federal Reserve the Nixon administration: it called the business slowdown a recession. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis said Minnesota and its neighboring states' are "feeling, the effect of the' mild recession currently in progress in the nation as many business in- First Glass Rating Ahead For Greene Greene County is on its way to becoming a first class county, County Clerk A.

E. (Ted) Willis revealed yesterday in the offi cial abstract. Assessment of the county for warded yesterday to the State Department of Revenue yester day was $252,754,040, an in crease of $12,793,633 over 1969. And this figure does not in clude merchapts and manufacturers or sUte-assessed utilities. Judging by past increases.

Willis pointed out. the report means that Greene County will be starting in 1971 on becoming a first class county. The law says that the valu ation must remain at least at $300 million for five consecutive years. Willis noted. Last year's over-all total was about $276 million, Willis said, and with all the usual increases it is definitely expected to top the $300 mil lion mark for the 1970 taxes and 1971 valuation.

The real estate valuation is $214,457,240, compared to 1969's $203,242,326. The personal prop erty total is listed at $38,296,800, also an increase from last year's $36,718,081. The personal property listings in the abstract show a sizeable increase in the number of trucks; airplanes, motorcycles, and all other motor vehicles, which number 64,002, at a valu ation of $24,363,130 and an average of $380.66. Last year the vehicles totaled 61,912 at a valuation oi $23,868,770 and an Funds for New 11 -Floor Project Here Approved WASHINGTON, D.C. (Special) A loan of $2,513,581 through the Housing and Urban Development office has been approved for the Springfield Hous-i Authority, Congressman Durward G.

Hall's office said yesterday. The funds are to be used for a low-rent public housing project 11-itoi'y liigh-iiit tu pi'u-11 vide 132 dwelling units for the elderly. The turnkey project will be constructed on the northeast corner of Market and Madison. The contract obligates the fed eral government, through annual contributions, to pay the principal and interest on bonds over a period of time issued by the local housing authority in the amount of 1(H) percent of the total development cost. Springfield's initial public housing high rise is under construction at Market and Mt.

Vernon. NEED ARRANGEMENTS AVAILABLE Two Arraigned InJailbreak The two Greene County jail inmates who were recaptured Sunday appeared in court yesterday to answer to jailbreak charges while the remaining two escapees still were' at large. Lonnie. Eugene Tennison, 18, of Kansas City, requested a pre liminary hearing at the arraign ment before Magistrate Orville Kerr and the hearing is set for July 1. Bond for Tennison, already being held for Taney County on a first degree murder charge was set at 10,000 on the jail break count.

Ray E. Martin, 34, Ash Grove, who like Tennison was captured within an hour of the 12:40 a.m. Sunday breakout, waived his preliminary hearing yesterday and his bond also was set at $10,000. He was bound over for circuit court action. Martin is charged here with burglary and grand stealing and also -faces- a Lawrence County warrant for grand stealing.

The two escapees still being sought, who also are charged with breaking out of jail, are Rickie Lee Maples and Eric Marshall Lamkin. Maples, 18, of 808 West Olive, was facing bur glary and stealing charges here and Lamkin, 24, of Lawrence was charged with grand stealing. The four men escaped by overpowering a jailer and fleeing through a walkway to the main courthouse building where they broke out a glass door and ran away on foot. Tennison and Martin were bbth apprehended within about a block of the jail. Personnel in the sheriff's department noted yesterday that Sunday's escape marked the anniversary of the last breakout of the Greene County jail.

Exactly one year ago Sunday trusties Clyde Hirst Love and Michael Joe Costello, both of Springfield, escaped after burgling the jail safe: and taking more than $1500. They were both caught and now are imprisoned. Another man and a young woman were charged with aiding their escape, and the man, Lester Vogt, 28, of 823 Mt. Vernon, received a 4-year prison term. The woman, Miss Linda Mae Philpott, received two years' probation.

Sheriff Mickey Owen said yesterday that he intends to ask for a closed circuit television sys tem for the jail in his next budget. $32,500 Suit Over Bus Wreck A Springfield couple is seeking $32,500 in damages allegedly re sulting from an April 1 collision of an auto and a City Utilities bus. The suit, filed yesterday in Circuit Court by Fred and Hazel Adams, alleges that Adams' vehicle was struck in the rear by a CU bus driven by Charles Den nis on Jefferson near McDaniel. Adams claims that his vehicle had come to a stop, and that the driver of the bus was negligent. Adams asks $25,000 for pain anxiety, medical expenses and loss of wages.

His wife asks $7500 for loss of consortium. Named as defendant was the City of Springfield, a municipal corporation. Passenger in Car Sues for $50,000 half of Grace Marie Moore, a minor, was filed in circuit court here yesterday naming as de fendants Steven Irwin Latimer, 625 East Loren, also a minor, and James Holman, Hagers-town, Md. The; petition that Holman was a soldier at Fort Leonard Wood 'Feb. 28 when his car, in which Miss Moore was a passenger, was struck at Loren and Kimbrough by a car driven by Latimer.

Fil ing the case as Miss Moore's next friend was Christine Moore. PRE ARE Come 1, I1M 18 in 12 Funeral they are visest, dealing jsituation. $76.43 check given to Hood's Restaurant, Route 1, Bois D'Arc. The check was made payable to "Norman J. Redman," and was signed "Bert Perryman." Norris was acquitted of a similar charge by a circuit court jury Wednesday in connection with a $139.16 check given March 28 to Scott's IGA Market, 221 West U.S.

60. The check was made payable to "Norman J. Redman," was written on the account of Shepherd Hardwood Lumber Company, and was signed "Mrs. Hubert Shepherd." A 19-year-old Fort Leonard Wood soldier, Gary Lynn Rushing, is free on $1000 bond pending circuit court action on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Rushing, who waived a preliminary hearing at a magistrate court arraignment Mon day, was arrested shortly after midnight Sunday in Ash Grove by Deputy Sheriffs Howard Thieman and Dayton Crihbs, who said they found a sawed-off under the pas senger side in the front seat of Rushing's auto.

Virginia Walsh, a waitress at the Village Inn Pancake House, is claiming in a federal court suit that for the past three years she has not received the min imum wage for her work. The suit alleges that her wage has continued at the rate of 75 cents an hour, although the minimum wage is now $1.45 per hour under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Levi M. Rigney and his wife, Mary Rl Rigney, filed a federal district court suit Monday seeking to reclaim in federal income taxes. Rigney claims that his 1965 income tax was based upon a false assumption that he had received income for his services as co-executor of the estate of his former wife.

Rose Netter Rigney, who died Feb. 29, 1964. Search (CONTIWIED FROM PAGE 13) had "run off." The private investigator doesn't think so. "I worked 27 cases of missing persons last year and I found them all except her," he savs. "And I'll find her or I'll throw away my badge." Checking with friends and family Winfrey has come up with a personality sketch of the petite, (5 foot 2, 115 pounds) brunette.

"She is a shy girl," he says. "She didn't make friends easily and she was rather naive. "She wouldn't run off and she didn't have any boy friends." Larry Blades has had a lonely six months. He has circulated postefs bearing the picture of his wife and her description. Today is the young couple's third wedding anniversary.

Larry Blades is afraid he will have to celebrate it alone. Will Contest Trial Scheduled BOLIVAR (Special) Circuit Judge Charles V. Barker has set Oct. 30-31 for trial of the will contest suit brought by William R. Forsyth of Route 2, Smith-ville, against several defendants.

The suit concerns the estate of his late father, Cecil L. Forsyth, who died July 11, 1969. William Forsyth ch.illrng- ing the will of his father, which he termed a piece of paper naming as legatees and devisees, the defendants, the late Orville Chamberlin, brothers Russell Forsyth and Clarence Forsyth, all living outside the state, and George Hargis and Bertha Har gis of Route 1, Flemington. The son claims that Cecil For syth was not of sound mind when the will was made on May 24, 1969, and was under undue influence of George and Bertha Hargis and Orville Chamberlin. A second count asks the court to set aside a deed by Cecil Forsyth of a 20-acre tract near Flemington to Chamberlin and George and Bertha Hargis.

A third count asking the court to set aside a change of beneficiary on an insurance policy, has been dismissed. LATE WASHERS 869-1844 kins will be at Midway Church, located between Decatur, and Gravette, with Ken neth Payne officiating Burial i will be in Bethel Cemetery near Sulphur Springs under directing of Wasson Funeral Home of Si-loam Springs, Ark. Wilkins had been a resident of Sulphur Springs for the past three years, lie was a member ofitlie Nazarene Church. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs.

Elmer L. Wilkins, Sulphur Springs; two brothers, George S. Wilkins, Anderson, and Doyle D. Wilkins, Sulphur Springs; and a sister, Mrs. Roberta Glee Dose, Sulphur Springs.

Seventies (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13) ternational problems the second week. Raymund Fitzpatrick, of the SMS political science department, will speak tonight on America and the welfare state. Wednesday's session will fea ture a telelecture at 7 p.m. by Missouri Second District Rep. James Symington on society and individual rights.

Friday's session will concern "upheaval in America where are we going?" Missouri Attorney General John C. Danforth, who is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator, will speak June 22 on "The United States in Today's World." SMS faculty members conducting the institute include Dr. Frank Dinka, Dr. Denny E.

Pliant and Fitzpatrick, all of the political science department, and Dr. James N. Giglio of the history department. The sessions, beginning at 6:30 each night in College Union Room 233, are open to all interested parties at a fee of $10 for both weeks. Park Gear Taken By Branson Thieves BRANSON (Special) Officers here are seeking "playful" thieves whose prank has saddened local youngsters looking forward to the summer recreation program in the city park here.

Police Chief Artie Ragsdale reports intruders kicked in a storage room door at the park last week and made off with a large supply of sports and playground1 equipment gathered for the summer project. Loot included one basketball, one badminton set, three base-, ball bats, 11 softballs, one dozen baseballs, a volleyball, one croquet set, other assorted equipment and a power mower used to trim the play areas. SHIRTS SHOO I ACCOMPANIED LAUNDERED AND FINISHED ON HANGERS OR FOLDED ANY AMOUNT OF DRY CLEANING) (COUPON MUST ACCOMPANY INCOMING ORDER) CLOSE-OUT SPECIALS! model Whirlpool AUTOMATIC arrangements in advance are not only available, recommended as the most considerate way of with an inevitably trying 5 Cycle Super Wash 2 Speed Permanent Press in and discuss our special I HOUR Cleaners SAME REDUCTIONS ON MATCHING DRYERS "Pre-Need" plan with one of our counselors at your convenience. No appointment is necessary. 1105 EAST COMMERCIAL 1433 SOUTH GLENSTONE 1426 EAST SUNSHINE mahtim nans.

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