The Maryville Daily Forum from Maryville, Missouri on July 26, 1976 · Page 20
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The Maryville Daily Forum from Maryville, Missouri · Page 20

Maryville, Missouri
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Monday, July 26, 1976
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20 Maryville Daily Forum Monday July 26, (976 Gen. Wilson Retires Brigadier General I>eigh Wilson of Maryville, Northwest Missouri’s only National Guard general, recently was honored by his friends and subordinates at a retirement party in Sedalia. Gen. Wilson was capping a 41- year career of service to his state and nation. His career began in 1935 with his enlistment in the Missouri National Guard. In 1940, he entered federal service when the 128th Field Artillery Regiment was called to active duty. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War Two with the 249th Field Artillery Battalion of the 27th Infantry Division receiving a battlefield promotion to captain on Sept. 19,1944. After having served on Oahu, Saipan, New Hebrides and Okinawa, he was released from active duty as a captain on Jan. 16, 1946. Rejoining the Missouri National Guard on March 18, 1948, he was promoted to major on June 13, 1950. In 1952, he attended the Regular Course United States Army Command and General Staff College. He has held assignments as battalion S3, executive officer, acting commander and battalion commander of the 129th Field Artillery Battalion, 35th Infantry Division (later redesignated 1st Howitzer Battalion, 129th Artillery, 35th Infantry Division). Promoted to lieutenant colonel on Sept. 13, 1954, he served as battalion commander for nine years. On July 27,1962, he was promoted to colonel and assigned to command the 35th Infantry Division Trains. From April 1, 1963 to March 30, 1971, he commanded the 135th Artillery Group. He was assigned as Assistant Adjutant General of Missouri (Army) on March 31, 1971 and was federally recognized as Brigadier General on July 16, 1971. Ranking dignitaries at Sedalia to honor Gen. Wilson included: Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Kiefner, Col. and Mrs. Crooks, Col. and Mrs. Dean, Gen. and Mrs. Dalton (Ret.), Gen. and Mrs. Crites, Col. and Mrs. Hal Robertson and Mrs. John C. McLaughlin. Maj. Gen. Kiefner highlighted the evening with the delivery of personal remarks plus the presentation of the Distinguished Service Medal, the highest peacetime decoration, to Gen. Wilson. A flag stand and a personal letter from Gov. Christopher Bond were also presented to the general. Elements of Gen. Wilson’s command presented him with several gifts including: a military dress saber, four pieces of luggage, a silver tray, crystal glassware and an oil painting. He also received a lifetime membership in the Missouri National Guard Association and was informed a building at Camp Clark was being named in his honor. Gen. Wilson thanked the crowd of more than 200 and commented briefly on the many fine friendships he had developed during his 41 years of service. He introduced the members of his family who were in attendance—his wife Barbara, his daughter Wendy and his sons, Greg, Briar and Paxton. Symington's Lead Narrowed KANSAS CITY — AP — Two very dose Democratic races could be shaping up in next week’s Missouri primary election, according to a statewide public opinion poll commissioned by the Kansas City Star. Rep. James Symington, D-Mo., holds a slim margin over Rep. Jerry I itton, D-Mo., for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator, according to 527 registered voters interviewed over the telephone by Research Information Center of Phoenix. And Joseph Teasdale of Kansas City and state Sen. William Cason, D- Clinton, are running a close first and second in the race for the Missouri Democratic gubernatorial nomination, according to the poll. Senate results of the polll were published in a copyrighted story by the Star Sunday. The gubernatorial findings were printed Monday in a copyrighted story by the star’s sister paper, the Kansas City Times. The poll showed Symington, who hopes to succed his retiring father, Sen. Stuart Symington, D-Mo., with 29.6 per cent of the vote, Litton with 28.5 per cent and former Misssouri Warren Heames with 18.8. Meet Charlie Broomfield Candidate for Congress—6tii District Democrat Tuesday, August 18th, 12 Noon 'til 1:30 On the Square, Maryville, Mo. Pd. Pol. Adv. by Committoo to Elect Broomfield, John Hopper, Chairman. Kansas City Mayor Charles Wheeler had 1.7 per cent and the remaining 21 per cent were undecided. The poll represented a significant gain for Litton, who has mounted an extensive television campaign in recent weeks. A similar poll in June showed him trailing Symington, 31.4 per cent to 18.7. The winner of the Aug. 3 primary will face Republican Atty. Gen. John C. Danforth, who has only token GOP opposition. Teasdale, a former Jackson County prosecutor, was favored by 27.3 per cent of those interviewed, while Cason was the choice of 20.3 per cent. But 49.8 per cent of those interviewed said they were still undecided and the remaining 2.6 per cent was shared by seven minor candidates. The winner will battle Republican Gov. Christopher S. Bond, who has only minor primary opposition, in the Nov. 2 general election. The poll also showed state Rep. Richard Rabbitt of St. Louis and state Rep. James G. Baker of Kansas City with healthy leads in their attempts to secure the Democratic nominations for lieutenant governor and attorney general. But most of those interviewed again had not yet made up their minds. Rabbit was the choice of 29.2 per cent, Alberta Slavin had 15.4 per cent, others claimed 5.1 per cent and 50.3 per cent was undecided. CALL 582-3165 TO PLACE YOUR FORUM WANT AD FREEZER SALE BIG, BIG FREEZER FOR BUDGET LIVING! • Save by buying in quantity, in season. • Shop less often. Cook extras and freeze. • Bulk storage basket. • 3 refrigerated shelves for fast freezing. • Ooor lock with self ejecting key. • 32" wide, 64 V 2 " high. +“hrtpLcrÎLfvir I I o tpuori_ri_ir COMPACT 8.3 CU FT. CHEST FOOD FREEZER HOLDS FREEZER WITH WOOD GRAIN rUUU HHbbZbH HULUb EXTRA-CAPACITY CHEST FREEZER STORES 25.3 UPRIGHT FAMILY-SIZE CU. FT. OF FOOD! Model FH25CT FINISH! Model FH8 14 8 CU. FT. CAPACITY! CUfT Re9- Model FV15 |SAVEs28 9 9°o just *269 Reg. *33345 just s30995 M69’5 just $419*s — Sale Ends Jul^31^97^— HK-d APPLIANCE 204 E. 3rd Street Maryville, Misse«rl Missouri Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Charles M. Kiefner (left) presents the Distinguished Service Medal to Brig. Gen. Leigh Wilson. Mrs. Wilson watches as her husband receives the highest peacetime decoration. Gen. Wilson then commented on his career of 41 years with the military and the Missouri National Guard, for the crowd of well-wishers and long-time friends who attended the retirement party in his honor. (Missouri National Guard Photos) WEDNESDAY, JULY 28IH - One Group of Spring and Summer Suits Values to S125.00 84 95 One Group of Leisure Suits Values to S65.00 *34 95 TANK TOPS Values to $4.69 One Group of PORT COATS *19’* Values to $59.95 Values to $90 One Group of SUITS *39” Novelty T-Shirts $098 Value«: to 57 49 ON Spring & Summer SLACKS *13“ Values to $25.00 T5ñeGrou^of Dress Jeans $T98 Values to $15.00 '™0ne™5noupe^rTolTglTieev^™ilS|5Sr5Sr DRESS SHIRTS 3 Values to $10.95 FIELDS CLOTHING North Side of Square Maryville, Mo. Sidewalk Sale Starts 7:30 Sharp I Wednesday, July 28th See Our Big, Big Selection of Bargains—Earlier Than Ever Before! YOU SAVE UP TO: V. Off Includes Swimsuits, Pants, Shirts, Shorts, Dresses, Cover-Ups, T-Shirts, and Jewelry • (Entire Stock Not Included) Knee-Hi & Hi-Low Sox Reg. sl75 Sale 89e and Reg. J225 Sale *1“ 'Northwest Missouri's fashion Center' We Will Close at 5:30 p.m. Weds., July 28th SHOP 9 A M TO 7 P.M. MONDAY THRU SATURDAY, THURSDAY TIL» P.M. MARY MART SHOPPING CENTER, MARYVILLE, MO. /

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