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The Springfield News-Leader from Springfield, Missouri • 19

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Four Die in Fires Springfield Mo Baily News Dee. 28, 1970 19 Wrecks Kill 127 in Missouri Over Holiday United Press International With the Christmas holiday homeward rush underway Sunday night, Missouri's traffic tality toll rose to 27. Four fire deaths raised the state's total count to 31. The counting period began at 6 p.m. (CST) Thursday and concluded at midnight Sunday.

An automobile came over a hill on the wrong side Sunday and crashed headon into another, killing John Elmer Kilfoy, 73, of Hartville, the other driver. Mrs. Alice Drew, 31, of Monroe City, died late Saturday when her car veered out of control on Missouri Route and struck a utility pole about 12 miles northwest of Monroe City. A 20-year-old St. Louis man was and killed late Saturday night on U.S.

61 in Jefferson County near the Old Creek Bridge. Troopers said the victim, Edward Klas, was laying in the roadway when he was run over by two vehicles. A rear end collision early Sunday on I-70 about five miles west of St. Louis killed Carroll D. Honn, 32, of Brentwood, a St.

Louis suburb. He was a passenger in a car driven by his wife. A 47-year-old Riverside, man became the state's fourth fire victim when he suffocated while smoking in bed around midnight Saturday. Dead is Carroll M. Amerine.

Fifteen persons died on Missouri's streets and highways Christmas Day, including eight in two separate accidents. A one-car north of Platte City, Christmas night killed Mr. and Mrs. John Frank Goldizen of Kansas City and their two small children. Their car slammed into a bridge abutment.

Frankie Doll, 31, two of his children, Frank 12, and Cindy, 5, and his mother, Mrs, Carrie Doll, all of Urich, died Christmas morning in a 2 car crash on U.S. 50 east of California, Mo. Another 2-car accident near Versailles Christmas Day killed three persons: Mrs: Helen Bass, 45, of Versailles: Melvin Martens, of Stover, and James Resenhouse, 29, of Overland Park, Kan. John Brodsky, 53, and his daughters, Robin, 12, and Jill, 11, perished early Christmas morning when fire swept through their home in Frontenac. City Woman Hurt Near Warsaw WARSAW (Special) A 19- year-old Springfield woman was injured in a 2-car collision at 7:35 last night on U.S.

65, ten miles south of here. Georgina Zucchini, of 1514: East Seminole, Springfield, suffered possible back injuries, and lacerations under the left and on a wrist. The accident occurred when the vehicle, driven by Robert Keith Cauehron, 24, of Raytown, attempted to pass a vehicle on a hill and struck a vehicle driven by John Robert Garrett, 20, of Route 3, Springfield, according to state troopers. The injured woman was riding in Garrett's vehicle. Troopers said Cauehron was cited for careless and imprudent driving.

-Staff Photo Foreign Students Entertain 3-dozen foreign students attending U.S. colleges last night All the food was prepared by the students. Some of the stushowed their appreciation for a Christmas International House dents already have returned to their colleges, or have left for program staged here over the holidays for students away from tained the Christmas International Baptist Student Union with a tive to their homelands. There rice, including Pakistani and -chicken, and there was Iranian international, there were American Christmas and New Year's their homelands. They enterHouse committee at the dinner that featured dishes nawere five different -kinds of Chinese.

There was Pakistani shish kebab. To keep it truly soft drinks and ice cream. -Journalism Law Course Next for Mrs. Dowling SMS Instructor Finds Teachers Do LIVE By BILL SNYDER Staff Writer You'd have to say that Ruth Dowling, the blue-eyed brunette who teaches English at Southwest Missouri State College, has lived. She had been in every state in the union and has traveled a large part of Europe.

She understands legal terms and is getting ready to teach a long-needed course in journalism law at SMS next year. Lawyers would find she knows her cases, and editors will be able to find their staffers of the future in her classes. She's at home with the poetry of Dante and Chaucer and writes poetry herself when the spirit moves her. Once she was escorting a group of students in France when something went wrong with the carburetor of a car being used for the tour. She speaks French and German well and told the French mechanic what needed to be done.

Before she took up teaching she worked hard in the advertising department of Springfield Newspapers, and in the accounts payable section of Heer's offices. At SMS, Mrs. Dowling doesn't teach journalism alone. She has two masters' degrees and is working on her doctor's degree and teaches a variety of English courses, including remedial reading. She worked two years on the Denver Post as a reporter, and, regardless of anything else she might say, it would seem as if journalism is her true love.

She even worked the Varitype at Denver. As a youngster, Ruth Dowling never wanted to become a teacher. It was the last thing in the world she expected to do. Her mother, Mrs. Twila Cooper, a former schoolteacher, always hoped she would be a teacher.

Ruth had no. desire to teach. Her formula for life was simple. She wanted to LIVE. Ruth thought teachers didn't LIVE, but she was mistaken.

One day she was in a class of Dr. Harry Siceluff at SMS. Observing Dr. Siceluff, she suddenly woke up. "That man lives," she said to herself.

"Not just today, or at this moment, but all the time." Reporting has the stuff of life in it, and so does Mrs. poetry, if it's good. As soon as Dowling realized that teachers also live, she wanted to be a teacher. She was working for Heer's at the time, and she found that Heer's would cooperate with her fully in her desire to become a teacher. They made adjustments in her work to help her advance her interests in the educational field.

It wasn't easy, because she was beyond the usual coed age. On the long educational road which she traveled she found professors who doubted her ability to work and study too. Ruth's elfin exterior covered up an iron determination inside. She showed 'em. Along with Mrs.

Dowling's in- Two Area Accidents Also Prove Fatal Route 11 Man City's 28th Traffic Victim 50-year-old Route 11, resident, Harold S. Tartar, became Springfield's 28th traffic victim of the year yesterday when he succumbed to injuries suffered in a 2-car smashup at Grant and Walnut Saturday night. And as the Christmas weekend moved into its final hours, two more 2-vehicle tragedies near Hartville and Houston en. ded the lives of three (and critically injured several others. The dead: John Elmer Kilfoy, 73, Hartville.

His wife, Aldie Ann, 71. Richard H. Baldwin, 26, Clara, Kilfoy's auto' was traveling north on Wright County TT seven miles north of Hartville when But Jewelry Breakin Fails 0 Safes Taken In Burglaries Burglars succeeded in hauling safes from two buildings in Springfield during the weekend, but failed in their attempts to break into a jewelry store. A 3 by 2-foot safe weighing 400 to 500 pounds was taken from the Southwestern Power Administration office at Battle. field and Golden, where Officer James A.

Adams found a door pane broken at 4:25 a.m. yester-1 day. Called to the scene, line foreman Charles Holmes and clerk Adrian Lewis said the building had been closed since Christmas Eve. The safe, which contained $75 in cash and some books and. receipts, was found shortly before 9 a.m., abandoned beside a road north of Greenlawn Cemetery.

It was discovered by Gus Stokes, 2860 Rochelle, according to police, who said the combination had been knocked off and the door pried away. Some papers were still inside, but the money was gone. I Emil Haas, owner of Hamburger Inn, 434 South Jefferson, reported a by 2 foot safe containing $60 in change was stolen from his cafe Saturday night or early yesterday. Officer Harvey Rector said the intruders broke a hole in a back room wall, tried to pry the bars from the inner door, and then reached through them to remove a lock and hasp from the door. Also stolen were 50 cents from a juke box, 20 cents from a pinball machine, 11 cartons of cigarettes, 3 hams, 6 T-bone steaks and 2 boxes of cigars, all valued at about $90.

Burglars worked hard before a ban don in their efforts to break into the Lawson Jewelry Store on Park Central Square early yesterday. Officer Lowell Williamson said the intruders climbed a fire escape on the Fox Theatre, ladiacent to the store, the and theater. pried open the door to They also forced a door to the manager's office but took notheyeing from the room. Prying entry to a storage closet, they removed boxes of candy from shelves, took out the shelves and ripped paneling and insulation from the wall, which resisted their efforts to gain entry to the jewelry shop. In thefts reported to police yesterday W.F.

Baldwin said a box containing 104 spark plugs was sto- Youngsters Try Bowling time out? Chances are 1 it was was last night with Brian their introduction to tenpins West Kearney. But they even it was struck by a car driven by Wilbur Carriger, 54, Hartville. Trooper G.L. Mitchell said Carriger's vehicle apparently was topping a hillcrest on the wrong side of the road when 1 the crash occurred. Taken to Cox Medical Center were Carriger, who suffered skull, spinal and chest injuries and facial cuts, and his wife, Joella, who received chest injuries, rib fractures and head lacerations.

They were listed in critical condition. Mrs. Kilfoy died at 10:05 last night at the hospital. Her husband was pronounced dead at the wreck scene. personal reasons, but many will highlights a trip to the George at Diamond and a New Year's Eve Union.

One student, acting as pressed gratitude to the committee Springfield for helping the young America. reporting becomes too laden with opinion, she cools off the student and lets him know one's own opinion is a "no-no" for reporting. Mrs. Dowling has a thesis to complete to get her doctor's degree at Southern Illinois Univer! See DOWLING, Page 24 In Carol Blades Investigation I terest in the law of journalism, which 1 includes libel, freedom of the press and many similar things, she is extremely interested in propaganda and objec-1 tive reporting. She has her students study upand propaganda, to date examples of advertising train them to "see through" false reasoning.

If a student's Sheriff Receives Numerous Calls Christian County Sheriff L.E. (Buff) Lamb said yesterday he has received numerous calls which "may or may not add up anything as the investigation continues" in the death of Mrs. Carol Blades of Nixa. Sheriff Lamb said he is going "back to scratch, re the case and re-examine it in every possible manner." The body of the young Nixa woman was found Friday in a field near Ponce de Leon in Stone County, a year and 10 days after she disappeared from a laundromat at Nixa. Sheriff Lamb said he worked in and around Nixa until 1 a.m.

Sunday reviewing the case with various witnesses and talking again with anyone who might possibly have knowledge of the Calf Butchered, Four Are Held CUBA (Special) Accused of stealing and butchering a Crawford County farmer's 350-pound calf, four Cuba men were taken into custody by the state patrol and sheriff's officers yesterday. Troopers said the Hereford, valued at $100, was taken from a field on the Joe Barbier farm three miles west of Cuba between noon Saturday and 9 a.m. yesterday. The meat has been recovered and the suspects are in jail at Steelville for investigation of cattle theft. '64 Miss America's Father Is Dead EL DORADO, Ark.

(AP) Hurley Axum, president of the Exchange Bank and Trust died here Sunday after lengthy illness. He was 63. Axum was the father of Donna Axum, the 1964 Miss America from Arkansas. A former president of the Arkansas Wildlife Federation, Axum had been associated with the bank for 41 years. Survivors include the widow, and two daughters, Mrs.

Robert Turnham of Shreveport, and Mrs. Gus Mutscher of Austin, Tex. Mrs. Mutscher is the former Miss America. remain here this week with Washington Carver Memorial get-together at the Baptist spokesman for the group, exas well as the people of visitors learn more about 457 Decorate Tree of Life At Red Cross At the closing of the "Gift of Life Tree" project at the Springfield Regional Red Cross Blood Center, on Dec.

23, a total of 457 "decorations" had been placed on the Christmas tree representing donors. Pins have been presented to a 4-gallon donor, Frank Lee Williams. 3261 North Delaware, and George E. Henry, South Street, a 3-gallon donor. made Matthew B.

Henry, 933 Two gallon donor awards were East. McGee, Frank James Bowers, 1132 West Division; Kenneth Charles Callaway, Bolivar; Carroll M. Wuench, 1438 East Smith, Louis M. Bruton, 1323 East Meadowmere; Sharon V. Hackley, 2750 West State; and Granville Willoughby, 2249 South Virginia.

New gallon club members are Patricia Marie Hine, 1829 West Webster: Larry Cave, 726 South Kaerida Gist, 635 East Calhoun; Paul Thompson, 810 South Newton; Wayne C. Cheek, 1845 North Golden; James M. Shollenberger, 2559 Linden; James William Mayton, 3731 South Glenstone; and Donald J. Pusateri, 2135 East Division. The schedule for the bloodmobile this week will be: Today at Pittsburg, from 1 to 6:30 p.m.

in the Pittsburg Mall, and Tuesday, also in Pittsburg, at from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John's Hospital, Springfield, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in the doctor's conference room: Thursday, U.S.

Medical Center in the physical therapy area, beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will be no schedule for Friday in observance of the New See RED CROSS, Page 24 len by someone who removed the lock from a trailer at Lee Way Freight Lines, 334 North Nettleton; W.G. Ivie, custodian St. Paul Methodist Church, 413 East Walnut, told officers intruders shoved cardboard from a door pane broken in 'a previous burglary, and took a typewriter from an office, and I.D. Middlebusher reported a $200 tape recorder, $200 typewriter, briefcase and an electric clothes brush were stolen from an office at Side Baptist Church, 465 South Grant.

Harold W. Rohne, whose home at 3302 North Pickwick was burglarized last week, returned home during the weekend and provided police with a list of the loot. It included a clock, blender, electric shaver, electric skillet, typewriter, adding machine, silverware, binoculars, an antique railroad watch, coins, a sword, some liquor, an electric knife, two rings, two radios and a I warming tray. Deer Antlers Touch Off Lively Parking Lot Fuss Springfield police found the participants in a parking lot fight jumping around in extremely lively fashion early yesterday. They were trying to avoid deer antlers as well as fists.

Reserve Officer Elvin Southard was patroling on Glenstone about 1:30 a.m. when he spotted a battle on a lot, at a cocktail lounge and stopped to break it up. Several fled from the scene, but Southard obtained the names of a half dozen and arrested one, John E. Bailey, 29, of 2042 Eureka Terrace, on a drunkenness complaint. He said Bailey interfered with his peace-making attempts by trying to push or pull him away from the fray.

After the ruckus ebbed, Southard learned the trouble started when a Montana visitor accused a Marshfield man of taking some large deer antlers from the front of his pickup truck. The antlers were returned. ROLLA (Special) Articles valued at $425 were stolen from the Cheryl C. Bracewell home two miles southwest of here between Dec. 24 and yesterday, according to the state patrol.

The loss included a stereo record player, two speaker units, and 75 record albums. By grim coincidence, his death occurred at the same moment Tartar succumbed to the injuries he received in the Saturday night wreck at Grant and Walnut. Tartar died in Cox Me. dical Center at 12:15 p.m., the time of the Hartville area accident. Tartar was one of three persons hurt in the Springfield mishap.

He and Charles Rhoten, 30, Ponca City, were in a small foreign auto owned by Hall, when vehicle collided Rhoten's Robert other with a car driven by Ronald Mark Blount, 21, of 1010 South Broadway, shortly before 10 p.m., according to Officer U. J. Buchanan. Both Rhoten and Tartar were thrown from the car, according to Buchanan, who said Rhoten left Cox Medical Center before being released by hospital personnel. Tartar was admitted with head and internal injuries.

A passenger in Blount's auto, Myra Buffington, 21, Bolivar, was released from the hospital after treatment of left arm and side injuries. Buchanan said Rhoten reportedly told hospital, attendants that Tartar was driving at the time of the accident, but Tartar denied it. According to a witness, the vehicle occupied by the two men passed a stop signal before colliding with Blount's car, Buchanan said. Hall, the owner of the car in which Rhoten and Tartar were riding, was not an occupant at the time of the accident according to police. A few minutes after the crash occurred, Hall and wife, Maxine, were enroute to the hospital to check on the condition of the injured men when Hall's car collided with an auto driven by William Compton, 18, Brighton, at Campbell and Commercial, the officer reported.

Mrs. Hall and Becky Pulis, 18, Morrisville, complained of neck pains but declined immediate treatment, Buchanan said. Baldwin became the sixth person to die in Ozarks accidents during the holiday weekend when his car collided headon at a rural road hillcrest with an auto driven by Joe Carl cutt. 16, Houston, at 5:35 p.m. yesterday: Injured in the smashup, which occurred on Route six miles west of Houston, were the victim's wife, Willa Jean, 23, who suffered a nose fracture and severe facial lacerations; their son, Richard Leon, 5, treated for left leg and jaw fractures, and daughters April Dawn, 3, and Anne Maria, 9 months, who received body bruises, and Honeycutt, who was hospitalized in serious condition with internal injuries.

Mrs. Baldwin and her son also were admitted to Texas County See WRECKS, Page 24 Blades case. He indicated that a number of polygraph tests might be given sometime in the near future. Stone County Sheriff Richard Barnes said the clothing identified as belonging to Mrs. Blades will be delivered to the state laboratory today for analysis.

He did not know how long it would be before a report on the items was received." No inquest is scheduled at this time, Sheriff Barnes noted, but said he did not know about one at a later date. All clues and information will be shared between Stone and Oz ark county officials, he stated. What did you bowl your first less than 100. And that's the way and Julie Lynne Grim, who had at the Holiday Lanes, 1111 learned something about keeping together. A And when it was all and 8-year-old Julie 44.

They Bonnie Grim, score, by putting their heads done, Brian, 10, had scored 57, are children of Mr. and Mrs. 2130 North Oakland. -Staff Photos by Bleve Keller 0.0.

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