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Chillicothe, Missouri
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Thursday, July 17, 1980
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PAGE 8-CHILLICOTHE, MISSOURI-64601 CHILLICOTHE CONSTITUTION-TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, JULY 17, WO Runners-up Runners-up in the Queen, Princess and Junior Princess competition at the 1980 Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fair were: From left, Jan Marloy, queen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leman Marlay of Chillicothe, sponsored by the Double-H 4-H Club; Lisa Renee Laffey, princess, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Laffey of Chillicothe, sponsored by the Chillicothe FFA Chapter; and Vernita Carson, junior princess, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Carson, sponsored by the Grand River Jack Snipes. -- Constitution-Tribune Photo Fires consuming thousands of acres as heat wave dries land liy BRAD CAIN Associated Press Writer JKKI-'KKSON CITY, Mo. ( A P ) -- Thousands of acres ol timber and grassland in Missouri have been consumed by (iru.s in the few wcekb in the wake of a scorching heat wave blanketing the state, says the Missouri Department ol Conservation. One official with the department said more than 300 fires have been reported in Missouri's wildnerness areas this trYoiiUi compared with the usual toll of 10 or 15 fires. "We've probably blackened .I.IHH) acres this month," John K u l l m a n of the- conservation agency's forestry division said Wednesday. "It's tinder-dry, and any lire can become major." Earlier Wednesday, Gov. Joseph Tfusdnle issued an executive order banning any open burning in state parks and urging private citizens to refrain from any burning. K u l l m a n said t h e cons e r v a t i o n w e l c o m e d t h e executive order, since the "power-dry" conditions in most of Missouri's forestlands would enable the smallest spark to ignite an inferno. In most years, he said, fall is usually the time when most f'orcsl fires break out in Missouri. But Kullman said the treacherous combination ol too-plus temperatures and lack of rainfall over the past few weeks had made the slate's lands vulnerable to fires. For example, he said, in the s o u t h - c e n t r a l M i s s o u r i community ol Newburg early Wednesday a wrecked car being pulled by a tow truck sent oil a lew sparks and ignited several brush fires, he said. Kullman said he also had heard reports of l i i es being set off by f a r m equipment and chain saws "But the main problem is people burning trash." the conservation o f f i c i a l s a i d . "We're urging everyone lo refrain from open burning until this lets up " Une ul the most serious fires so f a r this month occurred last Friday near Licking. Mo . where a blaze consumed grassland and timber over a fillO a ere area In addition lo the thousands ol trees destroyed, the I ires have been t a k i n g their toll on t h e c o n s e r v a t i o n d e p a r t - ment's firefighters as well as local volunteers, K u l l m a n said Although none of have been .seriously injured, some have suffered beat exhaustion while l i g h t i n g the fires in temperatures well over the 100-degree mark, he said. K u l l m a n said state officials were keeping their fingers missed for some rain soon "because the longer it stays dry the worse it's going to become " "Normally June and July are green months and we don't have to worry," he said. "But we've had some areas which have received only one-tenth of an inch of rain or less in the past month " MISSED YOUR PAPER? CALL 646-2411 Monday thru Friday 6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. Saturday 4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. Calls For Missed Papers Will Be Taken Only At The Above Hours Police recover car, bicycles I'olice checked an abandoned vehicle and recovered two bicycles yesterday Police found an abandoned 1!)70 Ford on Alexander at Trenton Road, facing the flow of traffic, at (i p in yesterday. Police reported the car was removed Irom the area. P o l i c e r e c o v e r e d t w o bicycles at 12:42 p.m. yester- day in Simpson Park. A c c o r d i n g to police, a 2 0 - i n c h boys b i k e w a s recovered in some grass across the road south of the municipal swimming pool. The 2(i-inch three speed girls bike was recovered in some grass west of the pool near the parking lot said police. Lightning keeps firemen busy The Chillicothe fire department investigated three fires yesterday, two possibly caused by lightning. T h e f i r e d e p a r t m e n t Deaths And -Funerals Mrs. Nina A. Keith Mrs. Nina A. Keith, 64, Bogard, died July 16, at St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City. She was born on December 3, 1915 at Fountain Grove, daughter of Joseph and Myrtle Keith Wells. She attended school in Bedford. On September 22,1934, she married Nathan M. Keith in Chillicothe. She was employed by the Sperry Boarding House. She attended the Bogard Baptist Church. Slip is survived by her husband of the home; one son, N a t h a n 0. Keith, Bogard; three daughters, Mrs. Albert (Shirley) Schnieders, Bogard, Mrs. James (Audrey) Anderson. Chillicothe, Mrs. Ralph (Normal Schoop, Chillicothe; one brother. Lawrence E. Wells, Chillicothe; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Baker, Chillicothe, Mrs. Pauline Baker, Hale, and Mrs. Thelma Marie Harris, Chillicothe; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two infant sons. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gibson-Rice Funeral Home, Bogard, with burial in the Wheeling Cemetery, Wheeling There will be a family visitation from 7 to 9 Friday evening. responded to the Dr. Ed Krautman residence, RFD 5, where lightning had set a dead tree and surrounding grass on fire at 1:35 p m. yesterday. Officials reported a booster line was used to extinguish the flame. A h a y b a l e , r e p o r t e d l y struck by lightning, brought the fire department to a field near the Christison addition on West Polk at 12:0» p.m. yesterday. Fire officials said a booster line was used to douse the blaze. The fire department investigated a third fire at 12:53 p.m. yesterday at a barn behind the Dean Machinery C o m p a n y of 800 S o u t h Washington. O f f i c i a l s reported t h a t s p a r k s f r o m m a c h i n e r y caught a portion of thr roof on fire and a booster line was used to extinguish the flame. Missouri heat aid breakdown ·. KANSAS CITY, Mo. I AP) Federal officials have announced a breakdown of the distribution of $1.25 million in funds for Missouri to provide aid to the poor and elderly during the current heat wave. Distribution of an additional $1.34 million, which was aljo- cated to the state Wednesday, is expected to be announced later. According to the Wednesday a n n o u n c e m e n t , t h e breakdown of the funds to be distributed by the Community Services Administration include: St. Louis City, $235,000; St. Louis County, $80,000; Kansas City L u t h e r a n M i n i s t r y , $145,000; Springfield, $80,000; Portageville, $80,000; Columbia, $50,000; Bowling Green, $50,000; A p p l e t o n C i t y , $45,000; Flat River, $45,000; Joplin, $40,000; Richland, $40,000; West Plains, $35,000; Corder, $35,000; W i n o n a , $35,000; Trenton, $30,000; St. Joseph, $25,000; Hillsboro, $20,000; Maryville, $15,000, and Kirksville, $15,000 Also included in the funds are $150,000 for the state Economic Opportunity Office to be distributed as needed over the state. CSA spokesman Bob McBee said some of the grants would be covering just one city or a very limited area while others would cover as many as 10 counties. He said the grants are based on the number of poor and elderly in a particular area. The funds will be used to purchase fans and air conditioners for private residences and nursing homes, and pro- v i d e t r a n s p o r t a t i o n t o distribute the fans and get the poor and elderly to the coolness of health care centers. * Sewer relief Leo tenderer Mr. Leo Bonderer died early this morning in Kansas City. He is the brother of Mrs. Charles (Kathryn) Slater and Mrs. Louise Watkins of Chillicothe. Mr. Bonderer was a former resident of Chillicothe. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Services for Agnes Mayhell Slee Funeral services for Agnes Mayhall Slee were held yesterday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of the Norman Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Griffith officiating, with burial in the Edgewood Cemetery, Don Hofheins sang, "In the Garden" and "The Lords Prayer," accompanied by Jean Burton. Pallbearers were Leland O'Dell, Reginald Fair, Howard Leech, Bill Coleman, John Cusick and Ralph Jackson. Continued From Page I "The situation isn't really any different than before." B e a r d m o r e t o l d t h e Constitution-Tribune. "The engineers (Allgier. Martin and Associates, based in Joplin) are designing the storm sewers right now." The M u n i c i p a l U t i l i t i e s manager estimated that the planning stage is 20 percent completed. "But. I don't know when it will be completed," he said. Still a Problem? H a s t h e o v e r f l o w p h e n o m e n o n c o n t i n u e d ? Beardmore was asked by the C-T. "For the present time, the fact thai we have had little rain has helped relieve the problem, but the problem isn't corrected yet," stated Beardmore. "When they get into the design," he said," we will know more." Bond Issue Needed? "We may have to have a bond issue vote to come up with the city's portion of the funds," the manager said, referring to the approximately 15 percent of the $6 million required for the work. "In the meantime, we'll just have to wait for the design." ' Attract more customers to your garage sales by using the ·Constitution-Tribune Want Ads! Financial News KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) United Missouri Bank lowered its prime lending rate today to 11 ',4 percent, the lowest rate in I 1 * years. R. Crosby Kemper, board chairman, announced the reduced rale for the bank, which has 20 affiliates across Missouri. The bank's prime rate had been at l l ' i percent since JuJyB. The latest one-fourth point reduction continues a trend started April 17, when the rate fell from 20 percent. The prime rate was last at 11 '/j percent Nov. 24, 1978, when it was hiked a quarter of a percent to 11' -t. percent. The move follows a similar reduction l a s t week by Citibank and today by Chase Manhattan in New York. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Quotations for Thursday: Cattle 5,500: Early trading not well established, few early safes feeder steers and heifers steady to 2.00 lower than last Thursday's close. Feeder steers, medium f r a m e 1, 590-675 lb 69.20-72.00; 730-800 lb K7.90-70.30; few m e d i u m frame 1-2 550-650 lb 65.50-69.50. Feeder heifers, m e d i u m Irame 1, 450-600 lb 62.00-67 50; G00-700lb 62.00-65.00. Hogs 1,200: T r a d i n g moderate. Barrows and gilts s t e a d y ; 1-2 200-250 lb 43.00-43.50; 1-3 250-260 lb 42.50-43.00. Sows steady; 1-3 300-500 lb 36.00 to mostly 36.50; over 500 lb 36.50-37.00. Sheep 75: Spring slaughter l a m b s s t e a d y . S p r i n g slaughter lambs, choice and prime 85-105 lb 65.00-66.00; one lot shorn 112 lb with No. 1 pelts 67.00. Estimated receipts for Friday: Cattle 100; hogs 700; sheep none. 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His last favor landed him in jail after he stood in for the defendant in an assault trial -- and was found guilty. Last Chg "And I'm afraid it's not over 49'A 3 /« for me yet. They could send 26 S A - 'A me back and make me serve 61 . . . time," the Haines City youth 8'/2- 'A said. 80 3 A- '/? Streeter was recruited to 29'A - 'A stand in for the real defendant 5 '/s in an assault and battery case 52 3 /4- 'A by a defense attorney who said 23'A- Vi he wanted to prove witnesses 47'A- 'A could not identify the at- 23 J A lacker. 21 3 /i "It was a real shock when I 23'/! - 'A got convicted and sent to jail," 39'A - 'A Streeter said after he was re- 49 leased on his own 50 S A- .'A recognizance Wednesday. "I 16V« told them I wasn't the real 16'A- '/z defendant, but they would't 7 - 'A believe me." 37'A- 'A it was Streeter's first time 21'A- 'A behind bars, he says, and he 37'A - 'A didn't like it one bit. "I'm nev- 56 S A er going to stick my nose in 3Q'/«- 'A nothing again. No more 57 - 1% favors. Never." 24 3 A- V« The switch occurred Tues- 34 - '/» day as attorney Warren 43'A Dawson represented Lee Mar- 19%- '/« vin Anderson in a non-jury 56 V« - 'A trial before Polk County Judge 14'A Edward Threadgill on charges 37'/?- Vi of a s s a u l t , b a t t e r y and 48V - '/« resisting arrest in the beating 69'/«- '/? of a 67-year-old man. --news notes-- Continued From Page 1 Jared Dewayne Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thomas, RFD 2, announce the birth of a baby boy, Jared Dewayne born July 8, at Hedrick Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds 5'/- ounces and arrived at 10:25 p.m. He joins a brother, Brian Thomas. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Thomas of Chillicothe, and maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Grimes, of Chillicothe. Great grandmothers are Mrs. Frankie Jones, of Dawn, and Mrs. Claudia Thomas, of Marysville, Calif. Marsha/Is attend session Randy Marshall and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Marshall, 812 Fairlane Dr., recently attended a 3-day orientation session for freshmen and parents at Abilene Christian University, in Abilene, TX. The orientation included a welcome by the university president, a campus tour, sessions on student life and university services, followed by registration for fall classes. Randy plans to major in business adminstration. Shower for Percy Satty A birthday card shower is planned for Mr. Percy Safiy, RFD 2, Dawn, 64638. He will be 81, July 20. Son for Olsens Mrs. Patricia Olsen, 701 Sunset, announces the birth of a son born on July 16, at 8:40 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, ll'/i ounces. O'Hara visitors Pat O'Hara, San Antonio, visited over the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles O'Hara, 1125 Webster, and his sister, Rose Smith. Pat, a regional manager for Del Laboratories, was en route to Omaha for a business trip. Kathleen Boland, Waverly, grandaughter of the O'Hara's, was also a guest of the O'Hara's last week-end. Brandie Lynn Begemann Mr. and Mrs. August W. Begemann, Jr., Chillicothe, announce the birth of their daughter born July 14 at 2:37 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces. She has been named Brandie Lynn and joins two brothers, Billy, 4, and Doug, 3. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hicks. Maternal great-grandmother is Mrs. E.L. Loney, Chillicothe. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. August W. Begemann. Paternal great-garndparents are Mr. August Begemann and Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Powell, all of Mayview. "I doubted the witnesses knew who Lee Marvin Anderson really was," Dawson said. He found Streeter in the corridor of the courthouse and asked him to sit in when Anderson's case was called. Streeter said he agreed after Dawson assured him he couldn't get in any trouble. According to testimony, the assailant was angry that Francis Garell's car was parked too close to his own and knocked Garell down. T h r e a d g i l l , w h o w a s unaware of the switch, found Streeter guilty of battery, sent him to jail and called for a presentence investigation. Possible penalties range from probation to one year in jail. Streeter and Anderson are both black. Garell said there were few blacks in Johnstown, Pa., where he worked before retiring to Florida. "Since he was sitting at the defense table I just assumed that was the man," Garell said Wednesday. "So did everybody else. "If they had the real man up there I . couldn't be certain I could identify him. It happened three months ago and it was getting dusk." Dawson says that was his point -- witnesses tend to identify the person sitting at the defense table. He said he rose after the identifications to tell of the switch and brought Anderson forward. "The judge put a man in jail he knew was not the defendant," Dawson said. Paul Bennett of the state attorney's office said the judge had no choice. "The only evidence before him was (that) the gentleman in front of him was in fact the one who was charged, "he said. Bennett said his officer is considering refiling charges against Anderson, who has never been jailed in the case. Although no dates are set for further proceedings, the judge says Streeter will have to return for sentencing unless the case is set aside. Personal income up in June WASHINGTON AP) - The income of Americans rose $8 billion, or 0.4 percent in June, more than the total increase for the previous three months, the government said today. The Commerce Department reported that personal income -- which includes wages, salaries, rental income, dividends and interest, minus Social Security payments -- rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $2.086 trillion. At the same time, the department revised its May figure to an annual rate of $2.078 trillion, a 0.3 percent increase over April. Originally, Commerce estimated only a 0.1 percent rise. The d e p a r t m e n t also reported today t h a t Americans in June began to spend more of their income, while saving less -- a reversal from the trend of recent months as the nation was increasingly enveloped by recession. People's spending in June rose 1 percent, after falling 0.7 percent and 0.2 percent respectively in April and May, the department said. Spending last month stood at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.68 trillion, compared with $1.64 trillion the month before. Meanwhile, personal savings fell from a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $89.1 billion in May to a $78.2 billion pace in June, a 12.2 percent month-to-month drop. All the figures were not adjusted for inflation. The Commerce Department also reported that disposable income -- what's left after taxes -- rose 0.3 percent in June, even though taxes increased by $2..4 billion last month. Wages and salaries increas-' ed $0.8 billion, or about 0.1 percent, in June compared with the scant $0.1 billion rise in May, the department said. * Death toll climbs Continued From Page 1 month compared with the usual toll of 10 or 15 fires. "We've probably blackened 5,000 acres this month," said John Kullman of the agency's forestry division. "It's tinder- dry and any fire can become major." Water supplies also were beginning to fall victim to the searing heat. Princeton's city council banned outdoor watering with Mayor Michael Alley saying the city's five water wells were at "an alarmingly low level." In Kansas City, hundreds of federal workers were sent home Wednesday and dozens of downtown offices were temporarily left without water when a water main broke. The accident also triggered a power outage that disrupted air conditioning at some downtown buildings, including the city heat wave command post at police headquarters. Another water main break aggravated a water shortage in Oak Grove in eastern Jackson County. In Grain Valley, water to about 150 houses in the south part of the city was shut off for about five hours in an effort lo keep the city from losing all water pressure. Also in Kansas City, officials reported finding the bodies of about 500 animal; in the city since July 1, most of them dogs and the victims of heat-related deaths. Slightly cooler temperatures were forecast for Missouri today, thanks to a cold front that brushed across the northern section of the state. Highs today and Friday were expected to range from 94 to 103. Overnight lows were forecast in the 70s with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the north. Some heavy thunderstorms were reported this morning in e x t r e m e west c e n t r a l Missouri, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and hail. High readings Wednesday ranged from 106 at Joplin to 93 at Kirksville. Overnight lows varied from 65 at St. Joseph and Kirksville to 79 at Cape Girardeau. The extended outlook for Saturday through Monday c a l l s for more hot temperatures with highs around too, lows in the 70s and low 80s, and some scattered thunderstorms about Sunday.

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