Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 23, 1977 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1977
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Friday, December 23, 1977 HOPE <ARK.) STAR Page Five Peace on earth? Plane crashes; all 7 aboard dead ROME — Crowds gather each Christmas to glimpse Pope Paul VI impart his "Urhi et Orhi" blessing from Si Peter's Basilica. JUNCTION CITY. Ore. (AP) — A search for seven bodies scattered around the smoldering rubble of a twin-engine plane was hampered today by the heavily wooded, steep terrain. Police said no one survived the crash of the Aep> Commander. Identities were not released. Investigators said they would look for clues today as to why Support for Anita is sought UTTLE ROCK (AP) - The head of a group called "Oklahomans for Anita" is in Arkansas seeking support for singer Anita Bryant, who Is a native of Oklahoma. Larry Jones of Oklahoma City said Thursday at Little Rock that Miss Bryant was being crucified because of her crusade against homosexuality. Jones, a Southern Baptist minister and head of the organization, said the group's immediate goal Is to send "the world's longest telegram" to Miami on Jan. 2 protesting the decision to drop Miss Bryant as hostess of the Orange Bowl Parade. Oklahoma and Arkansas play in the Orange Bowl that day. Jones was Joined at a news conference by state Rep. Tom Collier of Newport and the Rev. W.O. Vaught, paster of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Little Rock. The expression "fit to a T" refers to the exact measurement of a T-square. the plane nose-dived inii> the Oregon hillside and erupted in flames shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday. "I heard an engine missing." said Steve Howard, who lives about four miles west of the crash site near Junction City, north of Eugene, "I knew a guy was In trouble, but I couldn't see any lights. I heard a wail- Ing sound, then boom." "There appear to have been seven bodies on board." said lane County Sheriff David Burks. "The Impact appears to have been almost straight on." Dan Daily of the National Transportation Safety Board said the plane left at 7 p.m. from the Portland Flight Service In suburban Hillsboro. It was headed for Sacramento, Calif. He said the plane was on instrument flight and was about nine miles west-northwest of Eugene when it lost radar and radio contact The tower at Mahlon Sweet Airport In Eugene said the plane's pilot radioed that the craft was Iced over at 10.000 feet shortly before contact was lost Daily said the plane was registered in Canada. lAne County sheriff's deputies said the partial number visible on the wreckage was GHUN. Missouri inmate collecting funds for child rape victim JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some prisoners at the Missouri penitentiary have organ zled a Christmas Day collection to help a 14-year-old rape victim. Bob Griffin of St. Louts, who is serving a 20-year sentence for being convicted of murdering another inmate, is the self- appointed organizer for the collection. Griffon hopes to raise money by showing movies in the prison gymnasium and selling popcorn and soda. Every nlckle of it will be sent to the mother of a 14-year-old Chicago girl who was raped and assaulted. Griffin read a newspaper account of the crime and decided to do something. "In spite of all their faults, they do have a soft spot for children," said Warden Donald L. Wyrick. "It's not unusual for Inmates to do something unique, particularly for this victim of a very vicious crime." Wyrick said the 41-year-old Griffin has has been behind bars for 19 years. He was sentenced to 30 years for his part in the abduction of a cab driver that left one man dead. Eight years ago he stabbed another Inmate to death. The victim was his brother-in-law. Griffin has already sent more than $300 to the mother of the Chicago teen-ager. Wyrick said the movies, two first-run films, will be shown both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. "They hope to raise over $1,000 with a lot of it coming from Inmates who really can't afford to give anything," Wyrick said. After Christmas Sole Tuesday, Wednesday, Thrusday Chen Shao-mln TOKYO (AP) - Chen Shao- mln, a prominent Chinese trade union leader and one of the first women to win full membership in China's Communist Party Central Committee, died In Peking at the age of 75. All Christmas ornaments arrangements ond cards 777-6444 All Plants 20% off 100 S.Pino AMSTERDAM — St. Nicholas 'daesrtt fly through the on a sleigh like his English-speaking counterpart. Instead, the old fellow mounts a white horse to deliver toys to good Dutch girls and boys. BETHLEHEM — Peace on earth? An Israeli soldier stood guard on Christmas eve 1975 as a procession crossed Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity. Sadat prays for peace, Begin said armed with new proposal ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — President Anwar Sadat conceded today that his Christmas day summit with Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin could be a failure. But he prayed for peace at a mosque on the banks of the Suez Canal. Expectations are high in Egypt and Israel that the two leaders can lay the foundation for fastanoving negotiations that will end the 2ft-year-old Middle East conflict. Israeli sources say Begin is bringing a new, still-secret proposal to the summit that should stimulate progress on the Palestinian issue. "It is a new plan and contains new thinking," the sources said. "We expect to make progress on the Palestinian Arab issue after Sunday. As Sadat emerged from today's prayers, he was asked if despite the euphoria the summit could fail. "Maybe, why not," Sadat replied. "Maybe, because there is, you se'e, a most important fact, this is that we shall be very candid, and we shall be putting everything on the table, at least from my side. "After that I am responsible to teH my people what had happened," he added. Sadat declared he hoped the historic meeting with the Israeli prime minister could keep negotiations going. "I would always like to see the peace process in momentum. After the meeting we shall be in a position to tell what the next step in the peace process will be." Asked whether he expected to see Israel withdraw from the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River, Sadat said: "For sure, the land occupied after 1967, and this is not a con-cession from the Israeli side at all. It is our land." Israeli and Egyptian officials at the Cairo conference, which recessed Thursday for the weekend, say the major stumbling block thus far has been the Arab demand for an Arab Palestinian state made up of the West Bank of the Jordan River and the Gaza Strip. A ranking Egyptian official said Sadat received signs of Israeli flexibility from Israeli Defense Minister Ezer Weizman, who met with him Tuesday and Wednesday, and from President Carter after his meeting with Begin in Washington last week. The official said despite Begin's oft-repeated rejection of an independent Palestinian state, Sadat has information from Carter and Weizman that he and the Israeli leader can agree at least on a basis for further negotiations. Begin told reporters in Jerusalem that his proposals, which his cabinet approved Thursday, constitute a negotiating position "and we will be ready to listen to counter-proposals." He said it was possible "something will be signed" at his meeting with Sadat in Is- mailia, on the Suez Canal. But he said he thought it more like- ly the negotiations would continue for "a few months." He said he would propose setting up working committees to work on details of a peace agreement. The prime minister in television interviews last weekend said his peace proposals include autonomy for the Arabs living in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip but with Israel continuing to station troops along the Jordan River. This would ring the autonomous areas with Israeli forces, and Sadat said this was unacceptable. A critic is a fellow who gift-raps all his presents. 3 doctors face charges KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Three Kansas City doctors face charges of illegally prescribing narcotics. Police said Thursday about two dozen more doctors, pharmacists and chiropractors may be involved in the same type of activity. Dr. Dorothy Watkins was arraigned on 18 counts of the charge, Dr. Emmett Walls on 17 counts, and Dr. Harry Werbin on six counts. Their bonds were set at $30,000. They were indicted by a Jackson County grand jury after a seven-month police investigation of illegal drug prescribing. a wreath of best wishes to all our wonderful loyal friends. Lavender Construction Co. Lavender Sand & Gravel 308$. Main 777-3756 We wish to extend our holiday greetings to .family as you gather in celebration. Thank letting us grow with you. EDWARD HfNES LUMBER CO. OF ARKANSAS AND EMPLOYES you and your you Hope for

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