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PAGES Mexico Mexico, Saturday, December 26, 1970, Phone took his young son with him. father and son were found in a Holiday struck the northwest corner of the house, owned by Mrs. Essie Spires of Mexico. The driver, who lives at 918 Buchanan was given a summons for failure to keep a vehicle under control. (Ledger Photo by Richard Vance).

Eve Shots And Son coroner's verdict on the Christmas Tragedy buried Monday. divorced and living in.a trailer. at his Shadows The father had been employed at Die Casting Co. in Monroe City. He was born in Monroe County Aug.

5, 1944, son of the late George Bodine and Flossie Shortridge Bodine. The family farm is about 10 miles northeast of Paris. Bodine was a graduate of the Paris High School and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church parish. He is survived by his now serving aboard the the Pacific; and by Minchardt and Mrs.

Joyce Mrs. Shirley Hawk of mother; by a brother Mike, submarine, USS Trout, in three sisters, Mrs. Patricia Webb of Quincy, and Hannibal. His young son was born Nov. 25, 1968, at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Pam Nickell Bodine; his grandparents, Mrs. Flossie Bodine of Monroe County, and Mr. and Mrs. Otho Nickell Jr.

of. Richmond, and by his -grandparents, Mrs. Gus Voehl of Paris, and Mr. and Mrs. Otho Nickell Sr.

of Paris. The bodies are at the the rosary will be Funeral services will be at St. Frances Cabrini MeMyler, with burial Ledger 581-1111-116th Year No. 303- Death Verdict Angers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Denunciations against the Soviet Union reverberated around the world today because of death sentences handed down in Leningrad against two Jews accused of planning to hijack a Soviet jetliner. Throughout Israel, Jews demonstrated revulsion at the trial and at Moscow's refusal to let Soviet Jews emigrate to Israel.

Schoolchildren in Tel Aviv chanted "let my people go" be-. fore the Finnish Embassy, which handles Soviet affairs in Israel. Pupils in Haifa asked in a telegram to the White House that President Nixon intervene. The southern city of Eilat cabled Mayor Sam Yorty of Los Angeles, Eilat's sister city, asking support for the condemned men. Even Rakah, the pro-Moscow Communist party of Israel, asked that the death sentences be modified.

But it sent a letter to Soviet President Nikolaiv. Podgorny condemning an "anti-Soviet propaganda campaign" it said was being waged in Israel. Premier Golda Meir told the Knesset, Israel's parliament, that the defendants' only crime was that "they dared approach the Soviet authorities to let them go to Israel." The defendants wanted to emigrate not as a protest against the Soviet government, she said, but because of a "national awakening for the right to join their own people." Then the Knesset unanimously adopted a resolution calling on "enlightened mankind" to intervene with the Kremlin to free the two defendants sentenced to death and the eight. other Jews and one gentile tried with them. Edward Kuznetsov and Mark grad court he had planned the Dymshits, who told the Leninescape to Finland for two years, were sentenced on Thursday to death by firing squads.

Sentences for the others were from 4 to 15 years in labor camps. The defendants have a week to. appeal the convictions. Would-Be Giver In Good Spirits ST. LOUIS (AP) With due appreciation of his good intentions, the Salvation Army felt it just had to ask a man distributing pint bottles of red wine at its Harbor Light mission Christmas Day to leave.

The unidentified man drove -into the mission's parking lot about midmorning and began passing out bottles with dollar bills wrapped around them. "He was just trying to give a little Christmas cheer," a mission official said. "But it was a weird way of doing it as far as our outlook is concerned." "The guy was in a very spiritual mood, I guess," said Edwin Quinlan, mission personnel director. Spain Awaits Trial Out Outcome MADRID (AP) Spain awaited the verdicts in the trial of 16 Basque separatists today as indications mounted that if there are any death sentences, Gen. Francisco Franco will commute them.

The Basques were tried by a military court in the city of Burgos on charges ranging from illegal association to murder. The prosecution has asked the death penalty for six of the defendants and prison terms totaling more than 700 years for all. 16. The defense attorneys were recalled to Burgos today to read the court record, a process that normally takes about six hours and is followed by an announcement of verdicts and sentences. The court makes the announcement to the defense lawyers, however, and it is up to them to make it public.

Because of snow-blocked roads from Bilbao, only five of SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW FLURRY: SUNNY SUNDAY Ten Cents Peace Dividend Vanishes WASHINGTON (AP) The so-called peace dividend, the billions of dollars the Nixon administration hoped could be channeled back into health and education programs when the Vietnam war wound down, has proved to be a myth in a wave of inflation. There is no peace dividend, says Robert C. Moot, the Pentagon's comptroller. Inflation and pay raises have eaten most of it. Moot said that at its peak in 1968 the Vietnam war was costing the Pentagon an added $20 billion a year, but by the end of the current fiscal year the figure will have been sliced to about $10 billion.

Even without a peace dividend, it would seem that defense spending could be reduced as the war comes to a close, and the men and the machines come horne. But that is not to be. Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird has already let it be known Pentagon spending will go up next year for the first time in three years. In an interview, Moot offered an explanation for where the expected savings disappeared and why defense spending is heading up instead of down.

Over the past two years, some savings have already been plowed back into the economy; he says. This is the $6.2 billion resulting from the cut in the 1968 Pentagon budget of $78 billion to $71.8 billion in the current fiscal year. Pay raises for military and civilian workers in the Defense Department make up another $4.6 billion of the $10 billion drop in war costs. Piled on top of this was $300 million boost in military retirement pay. With inflation driving up costs, Moot explains, the Pentagon as well as all other federal agencies, are paying more for the same goods and services purchased two years ago.

Rudolph Adams Dies At Age 80 Rudolph Adams, 80, retired farmer and custodian of Mexico Public Schools, died at 8:15 a.m. today at Audrain Medical Center after an extended illness. The body is at Arnold Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday until time for services. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m.

at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. George Wraith. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Adams lived at 622 W.

Buchanan St. He was born April 19, 1890, a son of Lucas and Barbara Stecher He was married Oct. 2, 1919, to Laura Josephine Wilson, who died June 21, 1963. He leaves two sons, Frank Adams of Auxvasse and Jack M. Adams of St.

Louis; a daughter, Mrs. Greg (Barbara) Swanson of Mexico; a brother, Richard Adams of Cumberland, and six grandchildren. He was a veteran of World War I and served in France, a member of First Christian Church, and a member of Audrain County World War I Barracks. Wallace To Marry MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -George Wallace, widower and .1968 third party presidential candidate, has announced he will marry an attractive, 32- year-old divorcee who is no stranger to the Alabama governor's mansion.

The 50-year-oldgovernor-elect announced Christmas Day that he will marry Cornelia Ellis Snively, the niece of former Gov. James E. Folsom. However, Wallace said no definite date has been set. SUDDEN STOP Donald E.

Rodger's 1964 Corvette came to a halt when it hit the side of the Eugene Affolter residence at 922 W. Monroe St. Thursday afternoon. Rodgers told officers that his car left the road and Christmas Kill Father PARIS Homicide and suicide is the Monroe County Eve druths'of a father and his young son. Larry Eugene Bodine.

26. and his son. Mick, 2. will be County officers said the father, who was mother's farm northeast of Paris, saying he wanted to show the boy 1 fow minutes later shots were garage. dead from shots from went to his mother's house and the Christmas lights in Paris.

heard, and the bodies of the a high-powered rifle. Car Crash Kills Family Of Four Multiple fatality accidents caused Missouri's Christmas weekend traffic toll to zoom to 19 deaths Friday. A family of four was wiped out in one crash. Four members of a family died in another, and three persons were killed in a third accident. John F.

Goldizen, 27, of St. Joseph, his divorced wife, Zola Goldizen, 24, and their children, Louis, 2, and Andrea, 1, were killed Friday night in a car that hit the Platte River bridge on U.S. 29 north of Platte City. Mrs. Goldizen and the children lived in Kansas City, Kan.

Goldizen borrowed a car, took them to his parents' home in St. Joseph for Christmas dinner, and was returning them to Kansas City when the crash occurred. His sister, Angela Goldizen, 15, who planned to spend the holidays with her brother's family, was injured severely, The highway patrol said the accident was on a straight stretch of road and there were no skid marks or other indication why it happened. Four died in a two-car, headon collision at the crest of a hill on U.S. 50 near McGirk in Moniteau County.

They were Frank W. Doll 31; his son, Frank 12; a daughter, Cindy, 5, and Doll's mother, Mrs. Carrie Doll, 62, all of Urich, Mo. Injured were Doll's wife, Lela, 31; another son, Brian, 2, and the other driver, Wanda F. Bollinger, 19, California, Mo.

Three persons were killed in a head-on collision four miles south of Versailles on Missouri 5. They were Helen Bass, 45, Versailles; her passenger, Melvin E. Martens, 43, Stover, and the other driver, James P. Rensenhouse Jr, 29, Overland Park, Kan. Otherskilled Fridayincluded: Graden E.

Snow, 41, Neosho, Mo. His car overturned near Racine. Belle Perry, 81, Clinton, Mo. Two-car crash on Missouri 13 in Johnson County. Robert Leonard Faith, 52, Kansas City.

His car hit a tree south of Bethany on U.S. 69. the 16 attorneys had reached Burgos by noon. The other 11 were expected to arrive later in the day, and court officials said they would wait "as long as necessary." The likelihood of clemency increased Wednesday when the Basque terrorist organization ETA released Eugen Beihl, the honorary West German consul it had kidnaped in San Sebastian on Dec. 1.

The ETA had warned that Beihl would meet the same fate as the Basque defendants but said it was releasing him because his abduction had served its purpose, "at least for the moment." The trial and the expectation of death sentences set off antigovernment demonstrations, brought pleas for leniency from world leaders including Pope Paul VI, and brought on the worst crisis the Franco government had faced since the end of the Spanish civil war in 1939. The government dealt with the mounting tension by declaring a three-month state of emergency in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, decreeing an emergency measure allowing police to hold arrested persons for upto six months with no charges. andorganizing pro-Franco demonstrations. Nearly 300 persons have been arrested since the trial began. The trial lasted six days and ended Dec.

9 following a courtroom outburst by the defendants, one of whom cried: "I am. a political prisoner!" A followed, and some spectators' joined in. Basques are hardy, fiercely independent people who make. up about 2 per cent of Spain's population and live in three provinces in the northern part of the country. Basque separatists demand independence for their homeland, which lost autonomy after being conquered by Franco in 1937.

Kidnap Victim Tells Of Ordeal FRANKFURT (AP) Honorary West German Consul Eugen Beihl headed for a reunion with his family today after recounting to his countrymen the story of the three weeks he spent as a hostage of Basque kidnapers in Spain. The West German air force assigned him a plane for a flight from Frankfurt to Biarritz in southern France to join his wife and 29-year-old daughter. They were to return to West GerMiany: where Beihl was scheduled to undergo medical tests and the family was to spend some time with relatives in southern Germany. Then he plans to go back to San Sebastian, Spain, where he was kidnaped Dec. 1 by the Basque separatist organization I.TA.

The kidnapers warned that he would meet the same fate as 16 Basques tried for murder and terrorism in the Spanish city of Burgos but leased him before the verdict was announced and said his abduction had served its pur- pose, "at least for the At the Frankfurt airport Beihl avoided newsmen by riding under police escort to the twin-engine aircraft in an airport bus for dignitaries. Mrs. Beihl said in San Sebastian that she could not sleep? during the night in anticipation of the reunion. "I'm so very excited, happily excited, over the release of my husband." she said. "I tried hard to sleep, but all I could do was to close my eyes for a few minutes.

I'm really eager to see and embrace him. "Christmas day this year was the happiest one in my life, and I'll never be able to forget it no matter how long I live." Beihl was freed on Christmas Eve after officials of ZDF, a West German television network, negotiated with the ETA and sent two employes to an undisclosed location to pick him up. Wearing an open-collared shirt and looking very tired, Boihl told in a ZDF interview Friday night of a harrowing experience culminated by a Christmas Eve filled with depression because he wouldn't be with his wife and daughter for Christmas. "I found myself. a very terrible emotional state," he said.

"'It was the first time since the war that I could not count on sharing this day with my family." lie said he was startled when -the door opened Thursday three men entered wearing masks and armed with pistols. They gave him special glasses to block his vision, the 59-yearold German said, and told him "I would be freed in half or three-quarters of an hour. I didn't want to believe it because they had told me so often before that I would be freed. I didn't believe it until 1 I was taken out of the house and driven He said he protested when his captors gave him sharply worded orders, telling them: "I have suffered enough. I don't need.

any more threats." Jewell L. Smith, 53, St. Louis. Her car overturned west of Salem. Those killed Thursday night included: Mary Gilmartin, 23, St.

Louis. Her car and a bus collided near St. Louis. Arthur J. Anderson, 40, Portage Des Sioux, Mo.

He was hit by a car near St. Charles. Charles Lee Gordon 26, Kansas City, and Ronald Chet Gardner, 28. Their car skidded off a road in Clay County. Mrs.

Lula Thornton Dies Funeral services are pending for Mrs. Lula Thornton, 74, of 509 E. Bolivar St. who died at Audrain Medical Center Friday at 12:10 a.m. She had been ill for some time.

Survivors include Frank Christian of Mexico, a nephew, and Ernest Christian of Wellsville. The Green funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Find Body Of Missing Woman NIXA, Mo. (AP) The body of a woman missing more than 'one year was discovered about 20 miles south of Nixa Friday. The woman was identified as Mrs.

Carol Blades, 22, of Nixa. She disappeared Dec. 15, 1969, from a laundromat. Her body was found by a farmer. Daughter To Wilbers Dr.

and Mrs. Raymond H. Wilbers of 1004 Concordia are parents of a 7 pounds, 12 ounce daughter born at 4:13 a.m. today at Audrain Medical Center. The Wilbers have two other children Chris, 5, and Susan, 2.

Dr. Wilbers is in medical practice with Dr. Ned Rodes. North Vietnam Says Gl PWs Given Holiday Privileges Agnew funeral home, where recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

held at 10:00 a.m. Monday Church by the Rev. John in Walnut Grove Cemetery. SAIGON (AP) A U.S. congressman said today that North Vietnamese officials had told him American prisoners of war are allowed to participate in sports and were given special privileges this Christmas season.

Rep. G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery, told a news confer-, ence that he met two days this week with high-ranking officials STANDS ON PROBLEM WHILE removal crews pack snow and ice all over SEARCHING FOR SOLUTION It's that side of parked cars. This fellow in Boston, time of year again, folks, where snow- finds freezing mass blocking a way to get the car door open.

(AP Wirephoto) of the North Vietnamese embassy in Vientiane, Laos, including the charge d'affaires. The congressman talked with newsmen as he wound up a week-long tour of Southeast Asia. Montgornery, a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, said he went to Vientiane to meet with the North Vietnamese "as a private citizen" but that they accepted him as a government official. He did not say whether he will make an official report on his trip when he gets back to Washington. "Probably the most significant thing that came out of my meetings for two days is that they did meet with an American government official, and the highest ranking official they've ever met in that embassy," Montgomery said.

is significant in that I generally supported President Nixon's policy in Southeast Asia and I am generally classified somewhat as a hawk." He said he gave the North Vietnamese three concrete proposals: 1. That he be given any information on American prisoners of war that has not been released in Paris. 2. That he be admitted to Hanoi and be allowed to meet with American prisoners. 3.

That two to six Americans be released in his custody and flown to Vientiane. "I did not get a flat answer that I could not come to Hanoi to meet with the prisoners," Montgomery said. "I was given the answer on my third request -that Americans be releasedthat this would be referred to Hanoi. On my request for information on the 1,560 men classified as missing, I was told that would be referred to Hanoi." Montgomery said the North Vietnamese told him that "the prisoners are being treated very well. They strictly denied that Americans died from tion-the 20 they had reported dead in North Vietnam.

"They said they died of natural disease, that North Vietnam had some of the greatest surgical procedure. I took notes, and they said, and I'm reading from the notes, that they. died of natural disease. They said they died of diseases that were incurable and could not be treated. "Of course, I probably should have followed up and ask if they were wounds." No major military action was reported across South Vietnam today.

Pet Malemute Kills Baby Boy CHENEQUA, Wis. (AP) Keith Hale, 3-months-old, was mauled and killed by a pet dog today in his home. He was lying on a davenport when he was attacked and bitten around the head by the malemute, one of two family dogs, the Waukesha County Sheriff's office said. The sheriff's office said it was called to the home and destroyed the dog, which had been regarded asa gentle animal. Today's SmilePeering over the edge of the greeting-card counter, the little fellow asked hopefully, "Do you have any blank report cards?".

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