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Columbia Missourian Newspaper (Newspaper) - October 17, 1976, Columbia, Missouri The great pumpkin wont appear in this years dry Patch. Great pumpkin not this year by Akk staff missourian staff writer a say Linos Are you going to sit oat in the pumpkin Patch this year to wait for the great pumpkin a a Sere Charlie Brown. I be got a feeling tills is going to be the year be finally conies. I just know its going to be big. Really a you Blockhead a shoots Lacy. A a done to Yon know there was a drought there a no such tiling As a great pumpkin especially this year a the great pumpkin May not be so great said Oliver Sieckman. A that boy better be looking for a real Little bitty Sieckman of Sieckman produce in Boonville said this years drought Cut Down the size of the average pumpkin by a third even though his Field was irrigated. A it Cut Down on the size quite a bit and Cut Down the set the number of pumpkins per Vine too a Sieckman said. A Mother nature Only allows so Many baby pumpkins to grow. They a just Bloom and die a Sieckmann a son Terry said the average truckload of pumpkins last year contained about 150 pumpkins because of reduced size this year he said the average Load contains 250 to 275 pumpkins. Bob Wilson of Wilson a farm Market said pumpkins Are a about the same pee they were a year ago because they re smaller Quot even though town mourns Little girl who died after 4march9 Cleveland Tenn. Up a hundreds of townspeople saturday filed past the casket of Little Melisha Morgana Gibson dressed in a Pink silk gown trimmed with White lace her Light Brown hair held Back by tiny Gold coloured dips Anda smile on her lips her parents charged with first degree murder in the torture death of the 4-year-old girl remained Bidden for their own safety the parents Ronald and Wanda Maddux were transferred from the Bradley county jail to an undisclosed location Friday night Senff Lamar Lawson said at least six threatening phone Calls had been received. Corley estimated a three to four thousand people had filed past the open casket Between thursday evening and saturday afternoon a she looks just like a Little doll a said one Gray haired woman. Authorities said Maddux 31, the girls Stepfather beat Melisha and forced her to walk m circles for hours As punishment for wetting her bed and gave her Tabasco sauce when she pleaded for water. The beatings began sunday and ended tuesday police said by wednesday morning the child was dead. Melisha and mrs Madduxl four other children were returned to the couple m recent months after the parents completed a jail term on another child abuse charge involving the Little girl. There Are fewer of them. A i could have sold a lot More pumpkins than i have a Sieckman said. A a in be turned Down Sale after Victor Lambeth University horticulture professor said a drought would reduce significantly the size of pumpkins because about 90 per cent of their bulk consists of water a i done to know if the size of the crop m the state is Down but in a sure individual pumpkin size is Down particularly in this part of the state a Lambeth said. Cattlemen to discuss merger plan Kansas City apr leaders of the nations two largest cattlemen a organizations Are expected to hear a plan monday to merge their 28,000 members into a single group to work for beef Industry goals. The boards of the american National cattlemen a association Anca and the National livestock feeders association Nulfa will meet in a joint session Here for a report from a committee appointed last Spring to study the merger proposal. The study committee composed of five members from each organization has been evaluating the Prospect of consolidation but both associations have refused to Issue any Progress reports. However one Industry source who asked to remain Anonymous said the committee will recommend a merger to give cattlemen a a single United vote in Washington to lobby for Industry proposals or to fight legislation that could Hurt beef producers one goal of the merger would be to reduce policy conflicts Between the two organizations such As occurred this year when the us department of agriculture proposed a new beef grading system. Anca supported the government plan which reduced the amount of fat necessary for higher grades of beef the proposal resulted in a court Battle after Nulfa and other groups filed suit to Block its adoption. If a merger is approved it could create a stronger and broader based organization to wrestle with a consumer oriented legislators in Congress one source said Columbia to missourian Sun oct 17,1976�?paop a us cleaners 1013 e. Broadway 443-491 614 by. Loop 70 w. 443-4910 Plain o a Mic i Mem skirts sweaters or no limit Good Quot monday tuesday a wednesday 3/ a v a. A t f try our a a Fine cleaning a a at these special Low prices laundered to perfection folded or on hangers each Good All week a you like it computerized track selection at the touch of a Button. T last. 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