The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri on June 26, 1980 · Page 1
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The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri · Page 1

Chillicothe, Missouri
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Thursday, June 26, 1980
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Serving Chillicothe and area for 120 years CMitcotije Constitution-Cvtljunf VVJU. L.H CHILLICOTHE, MISSOURI--6^601 THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1980 TWELVE PAGES NO. 151 Carter, heading home, has praise for Portugal R) R GREGORY NOKES Associated Press Writer LISBON, Portugal (AP) President Carter ended an eight day tour of Europe today with a stopover in Portugal to praise this country's six year old democracy for being among the first to oppose "the threat to democratic societies everywhere posed by aggres sion in Afghanistan and of f icial terrorism in Iran ' The presidential jet took off from Lisbon's Portelo Airport* and is scheduled to land at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington at 6 40 p m EOT The primary purpose of the stop here was to offer some visible encouragement to the Portuguese democracy, born six years ago after a half century of dictatorship In a toast delivered at a state luncheon in his honor, Carter said, "People who value freedom cannot stand idly by while others' rights are ruthlessly suppressed and while a system of international order, so dearly won and delicately maintained is so callously attacked " Although he referred to terrorism in Iran, Carter did not mention the 53 American ho; tages being held there He has seldom talked about them in public on his eight da Ku ropean tour However before leaving Spain this morning he told a group of American em ployees at the U S Kmbassj in Madrid that he has ton stantly raised the issue in his talks with officials of all na tions I urge them to do every thing they possiblj can Car tersaid President Antonio Hamalho Eanes in his banquet toast did refer to the hostages saj ing they ' remain victims of an intolerable violation of human rights and of a complete con tempt for the most elementary rules of international re-la tions ' It is urgent for the inter n a t i o n a l c o m m u n i t y t o mobilize all efforts and to adopt efficient measures for the quick solution of this pro blem "hesaid Carter s plane, Air Force One landed at Lisbon s Portela Airport, the last stop on Carter s Eui opean tour Eanes, who was elected after putting down an attempted FIREFIGHTER JOE DARR uses water from one of two hoses used by the Chillicothe Fire Department from the rural fire truck in combatting a fire in this 1979 Chevrolet C-10 pickup Twenty-one-year-old Michael Ray Walker, RFD 1 , was killed m the accident that occurred at midnight last night on U S Highway 36, just east of Chillicothe Walker's death was the fourth fatality recorded in Livingston County in 1980 _ Constitution- Tribune Photo County has fourth traffic death Livingston County recorded its fourth traffic fatality of 1980 in a fiery one-vehicle accident at midnight last night T w e n t y - o n e y e a r o l d Michael Ray Walker, of RFD 1, died when his pickup struck a cement pillar of a U S Highway 36 railroad underpass, three-tenths of a mile east of the junction of Route CC The highway patrol said Walker was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner Tom Otke According to the patrol, Walker was eastbound when his pickup, a 1979 Chevrolet C 10 model, left the highway on the north side of the highway, went behind a guard rail and traveled 216 feet before striking a cement pillar which supports a railroad overpass The patrol said the force of the impact caused the truck to leave marks eight feet high on the pillar After the initial collision the pickup spun around into the median and caught fire The pickup was demolished, the patrol said The fire was extinguished by members of the Chillicothe Fire Department, dispatched to the scene in the rural fire truck Fire Chief Joe Rmehart notes' Dowell reunion The annual Dowell reunion will be held in Simpson park Sunday There will be a basket dinner at noon Carrs have son Mr and Mrs David Carr, 1113 Locust, announce the arrival of a son born this morning at 3 15 at Hedrick Medical Center weighing 7 pounds Lela Loews birthday Mr and Mrs Leroy Loew and children are hosting an open house Sunday from 2 to 4 p m at the Methodist church in Hale, in celebration of the 90th birthday of Lela Loew Relatives and friends are invited Hospital notes Admitted to Hedrick Medical Center have been Mrs Vernon Masters, 919 Sunnyview , Mrs Ivy Griffith, Dawn , Mrs Clifford Walgren, Buckhn, and Donald Spamhour, Meadville Dismissed have been Henry Calhoon, Braymer, Mrs Myrtle Osgood, 1710 Maple, and Paul Standley, Tina Charley Litton in hospital Charley Litton has been hospitalized in the Research Hospital in Kansas City A member of the family said today be is "getting along pretty good" and would enjoy hearing from his many friends Mr Litton's address is Research Hospital, room 4N 29, 2316 East Meyer Blvd , Kansas City, Mo , 64132 Absentee ballots Absentee ballots for the August 5 primary election are now available at the Livingston County clerk's office, County Clerk Madeline Hawkins announced today Continued on Page 8 " ( -- Deaths -- Michael Ray Walker (Pagel) Alfred (A. J ) Bedell (Page 8) Jame* Btoe ^ (Page 9) ^ said the fire was caused by a ruptured gas line The body was taken to the Norman Funeral Home Livingston County recorded its first traffic fatality m 1980 on January 19, in a one vehicle accident two miles north of Chula Five days later another traffic fatality was recorded at the south end of the Washington street viaduct in Chillicothe On March 20 a third traffic fatality was recorded in the county, this one on U S 36 just west of Utica Assisting in the accident in vestigation were members of the highway patrol the Livingston County Sheriff s D e p a r t m e n t a n d t h e Chillicothe Police Department Born Here Michael Ray Walker was born June 16, 1959, son of For rest E Walker and Marjone Mendenhall Walker He was a lifetime resident of Chillicothe and attended school here At the time of his death he was employed at the Hibner Saw M i l l in Chillicothe, and assisted his father in farming He was a member of the Highview Baptist Church S u r v i v o r s i n c l u d e his parents, Mr and Mrs Forrest Weather- Walker, RFD 1, a brother, Forrest Randall Walker, Kan sas City grandparents, Mrs Edna Lee M e n d e n h a l l , Chilhcothe, and Mr and Mrs Jessie C Walker Mrs Jessie Walker resides in Chillicothe and Mr Walker at the Indian Hills N u r s i n g Home in Cameron He was preceded in death by a sister, Gayle Ann Walker Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 30 in the chapel of the Nor man Funeral Home, with the Rev Leslie E Andrews and the Rev Merlin Shively of ficiating Burial will be m the Ctattned MI Page I Appeals court takes up case of Chillicothe juvenile A meeting of judges of the Kansas City Court of Appeals was held this morning relative to the case of a 13-year-old Chillicothe girl who has reportedly been con fined to the St Joseph State Hospital since March, 1979 However, no details of the meeting were available at presstime today According to an Appeals Court secretary, the judges met at 10 o'clock this morning to discuss the case, but an official order had not been received from them by early this afternoon The secretary indicated that another meeting on the case this afternoon was a probability Partly cloudy tonight and Friday with widely scattered thunderstorms Warm tonight, low mid 70s High Friday low to mid 90s Southeast winds 5-10 mph tonight Probability for precipitation is 30 percent tonight and 2(1 percent Friday OFFICIAL TEMPERATURES Yesterday's Maximum % Yesterday's Minimum 66 Today's Minimum 69 River Stage, Falling 53 YEAR AGO TODAY Maximum 88 Minimum 57 FIVE--DAY FORECAST MISSOURI--Extended Saturday through Mon day--Fair and warm Saturday, high in upper 80s to mid 90s and low in low to mid 70s A little cooler with scattered thundershowers Sunday and Monday, high in the 80s Low in the 60s LAKE STAGE Lake of the Ozarks 657 0, 0 0 feet over normal level no change counteicoup in I'tTS \u-k om od the first A m e i u n n pu-si dent to visit the Poitugut-st mainland in twodccadc's Carter mi-t private-lv w i t h Eanes Premier f'runusio Sa Carnetro and Mano Soaic-s leader of the opposition SIM lal ist Party llaidly anjone turned out to watch the pieside-ntial motoi cade drive thiough the c a p i t a l at nndmoimng VVliiU House aides in the t i a v e l p a i t v saul no attempt was made- to draw ciowds A luncheon hosted bv Fanes and Sa ( arneuo was the last item on Cartc-r s agenda before his departure for tin- United Statcs While Portugal's left wing extremists prepaied piotes' r a l l i e s before and afU-i Caiters slop govc-rnrnc'iii leaders were determined to of fer a warm welcome foi Ihc first visit of an Anie-i ican president here since- Dwighl D Eisenhower passed through inl'KH) Gen Eanes downgraded a summer 1974 meeting bclwc en then Presidents Richard Nix on and Antonio de Spmola in t h e Azores b y t e r m i n g Carter s the first official visit by a U S preside-ill since an ai im i (tup (npplt (1 -III \ i u s ot i ight w i n g du I i l n i s h i p on (..ilk i flm to 1 islion l i o i n Spain w h i n IK also paid a out (I i\ di I I U K I H s boosting \ i s i l A l l r i Ins d t p it I N K li om Ma 1t id t i n ;;m i i mm n l issued i slatciiiuil s.iMiig C a i l c i d i c l a i t - d his satisf it tinn w i t h Spams pioguss Urn a i d i n k l i n g tlu I uiopt an Common Mai k i t lUil I Instate nu nt madt no mi ntioii of t i l l got ( I I11IU lit S I I I I I O U I U 1 ( 1 ink ilium to s( i k mi mbi i ship in the N i n t h A t l a n t i c I n a l v Orgain/ation of w i m h t h e U n i t * (I SI i l i s is i k i \ mi'inbi i I lu stak m nl said ( n It I and Pit inn i Adolfo S u m / examine d in i l i l . n l UK S o v u l aiinomu c mi nl ol a partial m i l i t a i v w i l h d i l u a l fi om A f g h a n i s t a n md i i a l l n n u d Ih it only total \ M t h d i a w a ! ol Sout-l 1 1 oops and g u a i a n k i s of non alignment would solve tlu el isis in soul liwist Asi i An ivmg in I isbon ( ai k i said Portugal s suttesslul stiugglc- to build i climoti i cy has given hope to l u l u vi-rs in dernuciatie l i b u l v all in 1 1 Ihc world Low-flying bombers to make passes over area The Strategic Air Command' will begin flying low level training flights with B ^2 and FB 111 bombers over purls of north Missouri, including Livingston County on July 10 The C a r r o l l t o n D a i l y Democrat learned that the- bombers will bt flying along a route bearing south near Bethany, where electronic simulated bombing equipment will be located then further southward over Jamesport ·· C a r l o w B r c e k e n r i d g e Mooresvillc- Coloma Ludlow and Bogard From (here the jets will sweep to the not t h e a s t c r o s s i n g o v e r l i r u n s w i t k li( v i e i Macon I h c unaime-cl eight engine craft will lly the- ionic at spcc-ds of approximately WO knots at vaiying altitude's some- as low as KM) lo IWK) feel I he exercise will involves i i n u l a l c - d b o m b i n g r u n s scoic-d by radai bomb scoring systems located mai Ik Itiany and Oe-e-p Wali-r Iowa I IK-SI- sites will use ladni signals lo measure- the ic( urae y ot Hi ( I r o n i c sign ils s i m u l a t i n g horrid rclcasi s and simulated launching ol slioit iaiig( al lack nnssilis Kueser heads Chillicothe Grain The Chillicothe Gram Company, formerly an extension of the Chula Co op, is now heading into its third week of business under the manage ment of owner-manager Pete Kueser The business began official ly on June 11 and, so far, Kueser termed the young season's grain business as u n d e r s t a n d a b l y " p r e t t y slow ' Chula Co-op leases the buildings to Chillicothe Grain Company though Kueser statf-s that th«- local operation is completely independent Max Smith, a representative of Nutrena Feeds, based in Marshall, will be selling out of a feed warehouse at the business Kueser s a i d , "The Chillicothe Grain Company will be buying in truck or car ' PETE KUESER load but there is a better market, we feel when buying by the car load " Kueser stated that the com pany has 100,000 bushels of bin space and is licensed to buy and sell gram but there will be no grain warehousing Kueser has a background in m i l l i n g a n d w o r k i n g a t elevators He has worked for C a r g i l l in K a n s a s City, managed a gram elevator m southeast Kansas, worked in the milling department for General Mills in Kansas City, and managed i v? yeirs at the Chula Co-op's branch elevator in Chillicothe Kueser and his wife, Betty, have two children, Jeff, 10, and Matt, 6, and reside at 21 IB Meadow Lane Public invited to meet Phelps at coffee Lt Governor William (Bill) Phelps, Republican candidate for governor of Missouri, accompanied by Mrs Ph"?ps, will be a guest at^a coffee Saturday, June 28, from 2 to 4 p m , in the Community room of the Chillicothe State Bank The public is invited to meet Lt Governor Phelps He will be available to answer and discuss various questions and interests pertaining to state government Phelps was first elected as lieutenant governor in 1972 and then again in 1976 While holding this office, he served as president of the Senate In 1973 he initiated the ombund sman program for handling citizens inquiries and com p l a i n t s concerning state government Prior to election as lieute nant governor, he served six consecutive terms a^ a state representative in the Missouri legislature Phelps is a native of Missouri and a graduate of the U n i v e r s i t y of Missouri Columbia with degrees in economics and law First wheat The first reported lood of winter wheot ot o Chillicothe elevator it unloaded from the box of o groin truck belonging to LaVerne Copple, Jr , of Ludlow The wheat, 320 bushels in all. constituted the first gram unloaded at Mifbonk Mills thi* year, and moisture tested at |ust over 16 percent, it slightly higher than the optimum moisture content of 12 to 13 percent --Constitution-Tribune Photo

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