Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 20, 1977 · Page 7
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 20, 1977
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Tuesday. December 20, 1977 HOPK v\KK ^ STVH V/efs will re/eqse3 Americans PARC? (AP) — Vietnam told the United States today that three Americans captured with their yacht off the coest of Vietnam Oct. 12 will be released. Deputy Foreign Minister Than Hien told Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke of the Vietnamese decision during the concluding meeting of their two-day session to discuss normalization of relations between the two governments. State Department sources in Washington said Monday that U.S. officials believed the Americans would be freed before Christmas. The 39-foot yacht was overtaken in the South China Sea near the island of Hon Khoai, off the south tip of Vietnam, while en route from Thailand to Brunei and Singapore. On board were Cornelia Dellenbaugh, 28, the owner of the boat, from Vero Beach, Fla.; Leland Dickerman, 29, of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Charles Affel, 30, of Philadelphia. Miss Dellenbaugh's family said she was a former Peace Corps worker in Thailand and had been sailing in the Far East for two years. Price dispute splits oil ministers Seven CARACAS. Venezuela (AfM The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries opens a two-day pricing meeting today with the members split again but with a unanimous decision predicted. Venezuela's oil chief, F^ner^y and Mines Minister Valentin Hernandez Arosla. met until late Monday with the other oil ministers in a last-minute attempt to iron out the differences. There were unconfirmed reports that Venezuela's President Carlos Andres Perez also visited the oil ministers at their hotel at Caraballeda, a bench resort near Caracas, in an attempt to mediate the price dispute. Hernandez flew to Ixmdon last week to try to reconcile price hawks seeking increases of up to 23 percent and conservative doves who want the present price frozen through 1978. He ha* maintained since his return that there would be a unanimo\is agreement, but he conceded reaching a consensus would be "very difficult." There have been predictions that the ministers will atn~ee on a hike of 5 percent in the base pru-e of crude oil, now 112.70 for n 12-*;allon barrel. Experts say this \\iniiu raise the pump price of gasoline in the United States half a cent. Saudi Arabia, uPEC's largest producer, is leading the fight for a freeze. The Shah of Iran, previously one of the chief hawks, changed sides during his recent visit to Washington, and other opponents of an increase are believed to include the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait. Those demanding a price Increase include Iraq, which advocates the 23 percent hike, Ubya ami Algeria, all of them radical leftist regimes allied with the Soviet Union. The conservatives buy from the Western industrialized countries, have huge investments there and fear that a price increase will generate another inflation-recession cycle that would increase their import bills and hurt their investments. The hawks contend that oil prices must be Increased to compensate for increases tn the cost of imported goods since the last price hike. President Ptm. has played a mediating role in OPEC before and is given much of the credit for bringing the oil cartel together again after it split on prices last December nt Doha, Qatar. At that meeting Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates rni.wl prices: nnl\ ^ percent, while *hp other li OPEC men-,N>r< .u.r.-M op ?, <o percent increase in January snd an additional 5 percent in July. By July, they ccorn- promlmd on 10 percent for the rest of the year. Plant closes, 200 jobless NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - A plant closing in Newport has left more than 200 persons unemployed. Tennessee Forging Steel Corp. closed its plants in Newport and Harriman, Tenn. because of a Chapter XI bank- ruptcy petition filed in federal court at Knoxvllle, Tenn. 'Hie Newport plant opened in 1971 and cost nn estimated $5 million. The firm said the plant might be reopened in January under a financial recovery plan. VOU« KEY TO VAIXNE Tom Home Waves Regular Super Body Gentle Cream Tame Adorn S~*l CN^ I ! i Hair Spray Assorted Formulas 9oz. Firm & Free Non-Aerosol Hair Spray 8 oz. MRS. ALMA KNOX (above) led the singing of carols and spirituals at the Senior Citizens' Christmas party held at the Center in City Park on December 14. Mrs. Loufreda Coleman is on the right. Jonesboro police IpORK HAM as JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) An unnamed complaintant says the Jonesboro Police Department has not hired any blacks within the decade and currently has only one black officer on the force. The information was contained in a letter sent by the federal Law Enforcement Assistance Administration to Police Chief James 0. Medlock. The organization asked Medlock to provide information on the organizational structure and selection procedures of the department, plus a description of applications by race. The LEAA letter also said the unnamedcomplaintant had said the black community at Jonesboro received unfair treatment and harassment by "unnecessary investigations and abusive Grade A 10 Ibs. to 14 Ibs. Fresh Dressed Grade A HEN'S HAMS arrest procedures." Medlock said he will ask for additional time to reply to the letter. The city's one black officer, Lt. Thurmon Roily, was hired in October 1969. A second black officer left to join the state police. Medlock said no formal recruitment effort has been in effect in the department, although he said he had been looking for black candidates. Asked why six blacks had applied within the last five years compared to 100 white applicants, Medlock said, "The starting salaries are too low. Blacks I could get don't want this job right now, because right now a black can go any where if he's got anything at all." HENTURKEYS Two VA nurses get chance for new trial DETROIT (AP) — Two nurses are preparing for what one called "the first good Christmas in three years" after a federal judge threw out their poisoning convictions and accused prosecutors of flagrant misconduct in their trial. In granting the nurses a new trial, U.S. District Judge Philip Pratt blistered the government for stepping beyond the bounds of proper argument and failing to comply with several court orders. "The interests of justice and judicial conscience demand a new trial in this case," said Pratt, who presided over the trial of Leonora Perez, 33, of Ann Arbor and Filipina Narciso, 31, of Ypsilanti. U.S. Attorney James Robinson, who took office after the convictions last July, said he would "thoroughly review the case in light of Judge Pratt's decision" before deciding what to do. In his 58-page opinion, rey leased Monday, Pratt branded? as ''incredibl" and incomprehensible" the government's explanation of its failure to provide the defense with the information to which it was entitled. He said the deletions were "purposeful but not malicious." Mrs. Perez and Miss Narciso, both from the Philippines, were convicted July 13 after a 13- week trial. They were found guilty of poisoning five patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor in the summer of 1975 and also were convicted on a conspiracy count. They were accused of injecting Pavulon, a powerful muscle relaxant, into intravenous feeding tubes. More than 50 cases of breathing failure occurred. Some patients died, although it was never certain how many died from Pavu- lon injections. Each nurse was found guilty of three poisoning counts — two in which she allegedly acted alone and a third in which she acted with the other woman. Miss Narciso was acquitted of a murder charge. They could have received life sentences for their convictions. They remain free on $75,000 bond each and a court order requires them to stay in Wayne or Washtenaw counties in southeastern Michigan. Asked how she felt about the prospect of another lengthy trial, she said, "I don't want to think about it ... If there's a new trial, I hope it's fair." Good Lean Pork ROAST 89* LB. Rump ROAST Round Bone ROAST Choice Tender Steak ROUND 9119 •«• LB. SIRLOIN 9129 •* OCEAN SPRAY 300 can 16oz CRANBERRY SAUCE Lean GROUNDBEEF Jell/ed or Whole Cranberries Ib. 00 00 Country style Pure PORK SAUSAGE WE ALSO HAVE Butter Ball Turkey Long Island Ducks Holly Hams & Boneless Ham's BKMKWKttMgKXUttK &«£»«« BMSa tt*l,_ FRUITS & VEWETAfiTjEs' JIWJEBY.itdk FOLGER'S OFFEE 1 Ib. 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