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Sikeston Daily Standard (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Sikeston, Missouri . Demonstrates military Power Seoul South Korea apr the United states staged a demonstration of military Power in and around Korea on saturday at the same time As Allied forces felled a tree that was the Center of the dispute in which North koreans killed two american officers. President Ford personally approved a the plan to go in there and Cut the tree Down a White House press Secretary Ron Ness ii said saturday at Vail colo., where Ford is vacationing. With Ford is National Security Agency director Brent a. Scowcroft who is keeping the president abreast of the situation. At Travis air Force base in California Flag draped caskets carrying the bodies of the two slain american officers arrived amid a Brief solemn ceremony. As the plane returning their bodies touched Down a 26-Man Honor guard saluted. The bodies were taken to the . Army mortuary in Oakland Calif. Col. Erroll Loving Travis information officer said maj. Arthur bonifas 33, of Newburgh ., would be flown to West Point For burial and 1st it. Mark t. Barrett 25, to his Hometown of Columbia . Bonifas was promoted posthumously from Captain to major. In the operation an Armada of warplanes and troops was poised near the demilitarized zone during cutting of the 40-foot Poplar at the Neutral truce Village of Panmunjom. A . Navy task Force steamed toward Korea. Twenty six helicopter gun ships of the kind used in the Vietnam War backed by an unspecified number of f4 phantom and fill Jet fighters and three b52 bombers from Guam circled overhead while a a Quick reaction Force of 300 . And South korean soldiers protected the tree cutting Allied military sources said. North korean soldiers at the scene limited their response to shooting photographs but their government accused the United states of a grave military provocation. A Pyongyang broadcast charged that 300 troops including americans a in full combat trim a entered the demilitarized zone Doz separating North and South Korea and not Only Cut Down the tree but also destroyed North korean guard posts and smashed barriers. Another 400 Allied troops took combat positions 400 Yards away backed up by five truckloads of soldiers and a helicopter All a creating a terrible War atmosphere a the broadcast said. The Allied sources declining to be identified denied that the combat Force had entered the Doz but did not say How close it approached. North koreans Central news Agency charged that one . Helicopter intruded into North korean air space along the Doz on saturday a committing espionage and a hostile a broadcast of the report monitored in Tokyo did not specify what the a hostile act was but it said it was a linked with the provocations that the United states a is conducting without setup in the joint Security the 151-mile-Long Doz was quiet elsewhere but armies on both sides were on the Alert and Washington sources said the 51,000-ton aircraft Carrier Midway and its 75 warplanes four frigates and a guided missile Cruiser were in route from Japan to Korea. Pentagon officials have stressed that the military moves including earlier reinforcement of Jet fighter units in South Korea did not foreshadow military retaliation for the killings last wednesday but were aimed at discouraging possible North korean military action. The official statement of the United nations or Allied command said merely that a unc work party had felled the tree and a got safely a free for All Between communist and Allied soldiers end ing in the two american deaths and injuries on both sides broke out wednesday when the North koreans tried to Stop an Allied team from pruning branches from the tree which the . Command said hindered its observation of the North korean Side. Bonifas and Barrett were axed and beaten to death by North korean guards who seemed to be concentrating on hurting the americans the command said. Military sources have also reported three North koreans were killed but this was not confirmed. North korean broadcasts have mentioned no deaths on either Side. Five hours after saturdays tree cutting . Rear . Mark p. Frudden chief Allied representative on the joint armistice commission had a 13-minute secret talk at Panmunjom with maj. Gen. Han jul Kyong the chief North korean representative a Seoul newspaper Chosun ilbo reported. The . Command declined to confirm or deny that such a meeting was held. The newspaper said the two met at communist request and Han replied to an Allied letter protesting the killing of the americans to North korean president Kim in Sung. Our 67th year Sikeston Scott county Missouri Heames selected for Senate race sunday August 22,1976 number 149 Jefferson City to. Apr former gov. Warren Hearnes who suffered his first political loss in the aug. 3 primary for the . Senate nomination gained that prize saturday As the Missouri state democratic committee selected him As successor to the late rep. Jerry Litton do. A congressman Litton ran a Tough Campaign a Hearnes told the 60-member committee after it voted 38-22 to select him Over state treasurer James Spainhower. A the won the medal that Fate never let him Wear a said the former two term governor who finished a Distant second behind Litton in the election. A i cannot Wear his medal. I did no twin As one who shared the race one who travelled the length and breadth of this state in the Campaign i can and i will finish the Litton who polled More than 401,000 votes in scoring the stunning upset to win the nomination died in a fiery plane crash As the primary election ballots were being counted. Spainhower who won Renoni mation for state treasurer in the same primary election had begun actively seeking the nomination Only 10 Days ago. Republican attorney general John Danforth the gop Senate candidate said the selection of Hearnes would offer voters a Clear Choice in the nov. 2 general election. A Warren Hearnes stands for All the things that i have been fighting against since i entered Public life a politics for personal gain government by cronies special favors for political friends machine politics at its worst a Danforth said in a statement. A beginning today i will be seeking the Active support of democrats independents and Republican voters in every part of our state who want new leadership in Washington a the attorney general said. Heames and his supporters were confident Well before the committee met in the House Chambers that they had the nomination. The Charleston Democrat claimed to have Between 37 and 40 votes. Spainhower by his own count claimed the support of Only 23 committee members but hoped that others could be swayed to support him before the balloting actually began. The treasurer had claimed child a injuries minor when struck by Auto 4-year-old East Prairie boy lived minor injuries ii Day afternoon when he ran i North new Madrid Street was struck by a car just the of the Center Street inaction. He boy Johnny smother a son of or. And mrs. Mas Smotherman of East Tirie of Star route Box 475 to was taken to Missouri Delta Community Hospital where he was treated for a Cut on the Chin and released. The Accident occurred at 4 21 . When the boy ran East across new Madrid and hit the right front fender of a car driven by Ellen Gertrude Zeug 69, of St. Louis. Good morning sunday highlights Index Warren Hearnes his chances for the nomination would have improved if the balloting had been in secret but Heames who opposed the secret vote won that initiate skirmish and forced an open Roll Call vote of the committee. A there Are Many on this committee and Many across the state a majority i think who thought i would have been a better candidate a Spainhower said after the balloting. A but what is done is done and i Hope those who supported me and those who supported Warren Heames waste not one solitary moment in thoughts of pettiness and revenge. A i come before you to ask you to vote for and support Warren Hearnes for the . Senate a Spainhower said after the committee made its decision. Hearnes acknowledged that those supporting Spainhower Felt disappointed by the outcome of the balloting but asked for their support. A i know the disappointment of those who wanted someone else a he said. A but Betty Hearnes his wife and i cannot win without your help. Pilot not injured in crash Portageville a Marston Man escaped injury saturday when a single engine air plane he was piloting crashed about 4 20 . Saturday near Highway 162 two Miles East of Portageville according to the Highway patrol. Jim f. Woods 36, of Marston piloting the aircraft owned by Farmers a service of Marston walked away from the wreckage after crashing into a soybean Field on the june Ransburg farm. The patrol said Woods was spraying a soybean Field when the plane dipped too Low and the Landing gear struck the Beans and crashed into the ground. The plane was destroyed. The Federal aviation administration was notified and an investigation was made by the Highway patrol and new Madrid county authorities. Lbs stolen from 3 cars parked at mall citizens band radios were stolen Friday afternoon from three cars parked on the Kingway Plaza mall parking lot. A cd valued at $129 was taken from a car belonging to James Kenney Pinkerton 122 w. Kathleen ave., an employee of the Penneys store who said the theft occurred sometime Between 4 and 5 20 . Another Penneys employee Mary Pobst route one. Heard about Pinkerton a missing radio and discovered that her cd valued at $139 and a Power microphone valued at $39 had been taken from her parked car sometime Between 8 . And 5 23 . Caroline e. Waldman 114 w. North St., reported to police that a cd radio valued at $113 and a Light Green a neck shirt valued at $6 were stolen from her car which was parked in the same area Between 4 15 and 4 30 p. M. All three cars had been locked but were entered through windows police said. Oran fall festival Queen crowned Kathy Todt Center 15-year-old daughter of or. And mrs. Harold j. Todt of Oran was crowned Queen of the Oran fall festival Friday night. First runner up is Rhonda Hamm right 16-year-old daughter of or. And mrs. Melvin Hamm of Oran. Second runner up is Anita Lions to sponsor circus the Clyde Beatty Cole Bros. Circus billed As the worlds largest will present two shows in Sikeston sept. 21, under the sponsorship of the Sikeston Lions club. Two performances of the traditional Type american circus will be presented one at 4 30 . And again at 8 . At the Jaycee Rodeo grounds. This years edition of the circus which has thrilled generations of circus going see no. 1 pages Rural Home burglarized Charleston a television it three watches a pistol and an ammunition were reported stolen in a Home break in near Here sometime Friday the Mississippi county sheriffs department announced saturday. Deputy sheriff Robert Smith said he was called at 6 . Friday to the Dan Haney Home on route two. Taken from the Home which was entered through a window was a Black and White television three wristwatches and a .38 Caliper pistol and bullets. Seyer left 16-year-old daughter of or. And mrs. Lawrence Seyer of Oran. The Queen and her court reigned Over the festival Parade saturday. The two Day festival ended with a dance starting at 9p.m. Saturday. Daily Standard photo 2 women die of traffic injuries a Mississippi woman was fatally injured a Delta woman died of injuries received in a july 8 Accident and five persons were injured in four accidents saturday according to the Highway patrol. The fatalities were the 73rd weather review High Low rain aug. 14 it 90 66 .34 aug. 15 84 67 .05 aug. 16 84 63 .00 aug. 17 83 59 .00 aug. 18 85 60 .00 aug. 19 88 64 .00 aug. 20 89 61 .00 rainfall for the week .39 rainfall for the month. .39 rainfall for the year 32.20 �?T73 �?T74 �?T75 �?T76 Jan. 5.22 5.13 3.10 2.97 feb. 1.67 1.99 4.69 3.21 mar. 8.64 3.89 11.01 3.74 apr. 7.98 5.54 3.68 2.66 May 6.40 4.74 2.47 4.36 june 3.14 2.43 3.40 8.74 july 2.81 1.06 3.55 6.13 aug. 3.08 4.40 7.18 sept. 3.01 2.04 4.29 oct. 3.36 1.13 2.04 nov. 8.19 4.21 3.77 dec. 5.90 3.97 4.62 59.40 40.63 53.80 and 74th on Southeast Missouri roads this year compared to 65 during the same period last year. Amelia Pongetti 65, of Shelby miss., died at 4 35 . Saturday in Missouri Delta Community Hospital at Sikeston of injuries received in a one car Accident at 12 05 . Saturday .5 mile North of Kewanee on interstate 55. The body was taken to a Cleveland miss., funeral Home. Mrs. Bertha May Crawford 75, of Delta died at 3 . Friday in Baptist memorial Hospital at Memphis tenn., where she had been a patient since july 12. She and her husband John b. Crawford were injured in an automobile Accident july 8 in Dutchtown. Mrs. Crawford was born april 25,1901 in Delta to the late Adam and Alice Dunning Smith and was a member of first Baptist Church in Delta. On dec. 27, 1922, she married John b. Crawford who survives. One son two Brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Other survivors includes two sons John b. Crawford or. Of Delta and Bob Crawford of Florissant one daughter mrs. David Pauline Dalton of Florissant one brother Levi Smith or. Of Delta one sister mrs. Grace Givins of Delta and seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends May Call after 1 . Today at Amick Burnett funeral Chapel in Chaffee where services Are scheduled at 11 . Monday. The Rev. Ron Shrum pastor of first Baptist Church at Delta will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery near Arbor. Mrs. Pongetti was a passenger in a southbound car driven by sister Benedict Dorey 58, of Mound Bayou miss. Another passenger sister Perpetua Michelin 60, of Mound Bayou received minor injuries in the Accident and was taken to Missouri Delta Community Hospital at Sikeston. The patrol said the Accident occurred when the left rear tire of the automobile blew out and the Driver lost control of the vehicle which overturned twice in the median. A one car Accident at 12 15 . Saturday resulted in moderate injuries to two persons. Claudie l. Kanell 20, of Poplar Bluff Driver of a westbound car was taken to Poplar Bluff Hospital and a see no. 2 Page 8 business in classified 6aand7a daily comics 7c editorial 4b farm 3b, 5b and 6b financial 2b life scape 1c sports 3a-4a columns Ann Landers 2c looking Back a pastor Speaks so Victor Riesel 2b supplements Tele viewing 4 pages color comics 6 pages from in8ide s Sikeston 9 and 10-year-old defeat new Madrid 3-2 to he Charleston invitational league tournament for s news turn to. Pages 3a a. A River town Center a new Nail in downtown Cape Deau is scheduled to open Prim to the Christmas holidays. For business news turn to. Page in. Startling facts appear in this weeks life scape Section. For a feature on wife beating turn to. Page 1c. And outside sunny today with High in Low 90�?Ts. Continued fair and warm tonight and monday. Low tonight in 60�?Ts, High monday in k>w90�?Ts extended forecast Clear to partly Cloudy and warm tuesday through thursday with Little or no precipitation highs in 80�?Ts and lows mostly in 60�?Ts. Sunset today 7 41p.m. Sunrise tomorrow .6 22 . Moonrise tomorrow. 4 25a.m. New . 25 the very Bright a a Start now Low in the West right after Sunset is the planet Venus. South of Venus is Mercury and almost directly above Mercury is Mars. Mercury is much brighter than Mars. Sikeston Felt Impact of 1918 influenza epidemic in the fall of 1918, Spanish influenza began to infect Sikeston residents As it was infecting the population nationwide and worldwide. In october of that year a Soldier on his Way to Europe for world War i caught the disease and died two weeks later. He was major Howard of Sikeston. By oct. 11, 1918, although the rate of infection in Sikeston was not alarming people were catching the disease and dying from it or the pneumonia that accompanied it and the Sikeston Board of aldermen the health Board and mayor . Malone took the unprecedented action of closing Down the town of Sikeston. By proclamation Malone ordered every Type of Public gathering stopped to include churches schools Public meetings Heaters and even the Navy band performance that had been looked Forward to by the patriotic citizens of Sikeston. Back then the Best advice doctors could give was to avoid crowds sleep with your window open and drink a lot of liquids. Today we Are told by National and state health officials that we May be visited by another flu epidemic but this time according to or. Herbert r. Domke director of the Missouri health division a the biggest Public health Effort in american history is being undertaken throughout the country to inform the Public of the need for vaccination against the latest variety of influenza and to provide the vaccine to do the Job. Missouri has already been allocated 3,712,000 doses of vaccine and More will be available As needed. According to Carroll Nutter a representative of the Missouri department of health a District 4 office in Polar Bluff the vaccine is due it be in the state by sept. 15, and after two weeks to package and Label the doses for the counties it is to be delivered to the county health offices for distribution to mass inoculation clinics or private doctors. Domke said Success of a program of this scope depends primarily on cooperative support from local physicians Hospital administrators nurses associations school officials and a variety of Volunteer groups. A the Federal government can provide the vaccine and the state can distribute it but actual administration of the immunizations requires total participation. One of the first phases of the immunization program will involve persons age 65 and Over and chronically ill who will receive a bivalent vaccine or one containing immunization against two types of flu a Victoria and a new Jersey. A Victoria is the medical designation of a Type of flu virus found Early last year which was predicted to have increased incidence this year. The aged and ill who regularly receive flu shots each year would have received inoculation against a Victoria even if the Swine flu program had not started. A second phase will involve persons under 65 who will receive a monovalent vaccine designed Only for Swine flu immunization. Exact determination of the age involvement and the number of doses required in this phase will be announced soon by Federal and National medical leaders. Additional Field Trail studies Are now being conducted in both phases inoculations by private physicians will be combined with a variety of Public clinics and other mass immunization efforts. Patients who do not Avail themselves of that two Day Effort thereafter will be charged a minimal fee. Other clinics to reach Large groups will be held in schools colleges Community centers and Industrial plants. James e. Donoho director of the Swine flu immunization program in Missouri said the methods of distribution of the vaccine will be through the seven state health department offices with special needs to be determined by local planning officials. Each area of the state he said will adopt whatever system Best meets their local needs. A major stipulation set by Federal officials is a requirement that appropriate information informed consent regarding benefits and risks of vaccination be provided All persons or parents guardians. They then will receive a consent form to sign prior to their participation or the participation of their children. Or. H. Denny Donnell state epidemiologist stressed that the decision to undertake this National influenza immunization program a is solidly based on scientific evidence and past history with the influenza Donnell noted that sound evidence earlier this year indicated a major epidemic of Swine flu was a very real possibility in the United states and All Over the world. Similar outbreaks occurred in 1957 with asian flu and in 1968 with the Hong Kong flu. In 1918, the pandemic or worldwide spread of so called Spanish flu was one of the deadliest episodes in the Long history of Many a fight against disease. The United states recorded nearly a half million deaths Missouri recorded 17,042 flu and pneumonia deaths during that year alone. A High proportion of deaths occurred in Young healthy adults in their 20�?Ts and 30�?Ts. $ see no. 3 Page 8

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