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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - December 17, 1977, Blytheville, Arkansas the Tankers Spill South Africa - Two supertankers that collided and burst into flames off South Africa's southeast coast were taken under tow early port authorities here all under said Wally the assistant port were very We have been fortunate enough to avoid one hell of a big The collision in fog Friday morning of the 330,954-ton and its sister the 330,869-ton threatened the worst pollution disaster in maritime Austria Liselotte 42-year-old wife of Austria's was freed unharmed today by kidnappers who held her since A police officer said her husband paid more than million in Mrs. Boehm returned home in a As she stepped out of the she told a have been and excuse me and went husband a 55-year-old textile arrived in his own car about 30 minutes He said he handed over a ransom to the kidnappers Friday but would not say how Extend Cyprus - President Spyros Kyprianou declared today he was prepared to sacrifice his kidnapped 19-year-old son Achilleas but not his In an emotional speech before 2,000 high school students supporting the 45-year-old Kyprianou hope Achilleas will be among us I know nothing of his present I am ready to sacrifice my but never my The kidnappers reportedly have extended their deadline to But a newspaper has reported unless their demand for release of political offenders is met kidnapped will be 2 ...in the Sponsors FRANCISCO matadors will be armed with capes and courage but no swords as they enter the ring in the Cow Palace today to take part in a bloodless Humane societies are protesting the saying it constitutes exploitation of 2 GM Case Near General Motors Corp. reportedly is on the verge of making a multimillion dollar settlement with state prosecutors from across the nation in GM's celebrated engine switch are problems to be worked but GM lawyers and attorneys general from Michigan and Ohio hope to be in federal court on the matter according to Illinois Attorney General William the first of at least 24 state prosecutors to sue said Friday that no agreement between the states and GM has been But he said GM and Illinois officials will hold a news conference Monday in proposed settlement is said to call for cash payments of each to about 100,000 persons who bought Pontiacs and Buicks equipped with Chevrolet GM also would grant special three-year warranties on the Remains ANGELES Skeletal remains found near the Spahn movie ranch in Chatsworth have been identified as those of former movie stunt man Donald who the Charles Manson clan was convicted of murdering in 1969. 43, and followers Bruce 24, and Steve Grogan were convicted of Shea's murder in separate 1971 and 1972 even though the body could not be assistant chief of the county investigation said Friday it appeared who acted as the foreman and who tried to have Manson had been stabbed to position of the body when unearthed Thursday indicated that Shea may not have been as clan members had suggested shortly after his disappearance in 1%9. Manson's the prosecution said Manson had 36, killed because he feared the foreman knew of the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others and would go to Seeks Ala. Cornelia described by her attorneys as is seeking temporary alimony from her estranged Gov. George C. until their divorce proceedings are petition asking for an immediate temporary support hearing was filed in circuit court Friday on behalf of Mrs. petition said Mrs. Wallace has not received from her husband money on which to live or any transportation or other basic necessities of life as required by law and common since she moved out of the executive mansion Sept. 6. 38-year-old mother of two no money for the petition Cmdr. Larry director of the U.S. Navy's Regional Office of says he misinterpreted regulations and has out of using tax money to finance a buffet for a private press May Get a bit of violence to its Uie Legislative Council urged Friday that IjOU Holtz and the members of his Arkansas Razorbacks coaching staff be given a Housing Costs Mo. The cost of housing is going up at three campuses of the University of Board of Curators made the decision Friday at a meeting in Dormitory and married student housing will rise up 15 percent in 19 percent in Kansas City and 16 percent in higher rates take effect at the beginning of the summer session for dormitory housing and the price of married housing in Columbia goes up next It All Parental daughter was one of several students in a class at Central Elementary subjected an embarrassing search for a missing Is this sort of thing a part of Blytheville School Board Line discussed the incident with two mothers of daughters in the class at Line was told the search stemmed from a which the student owner reported missing from her purse left unattended in a room at the to the mothers who talked with Action their daughters related that they and fellow female students were taken into a girls restroom by two women There the girls allegedly were forced to undress and were searched for the missing students were taken into a boys restroom and searched by Principal Oscar Ford but the boys were not ordered to he said he is unaware of what methods were employed to the girls I wasn't in would not identify the two women teachers who searched the Superintendent L. D. Harris called the incident of thievery noting that it is not uncommon for students to report the loss of As he it was a matter left to Ford as principal to the girls were ordered to strip and were searched Harris conceded that some of the children involved were probably said after learning of the tried to contact those parents and assure them we don't intend to embarrass kids and so we think we've got it worked advised that such searches are not a part of regular school board was an extreme thing that we regret very Actually a mass search does very little good any Mr. Ford has contacted the parents and tried to get them assured that they don't intend to embarrass superintendent said he would rather there be no news because it is a and that the schools do not all school board said he had been advised of the He said Harris had discussed the matter with unfortunate the way it came Day not sure what would have been the best way to handle the said he would work to see that type of thing does not come up in the future quite this my Peggy Sue Pierce has been missing since Oct. 21. We have reason to believe that she has been Is the sheriff's office working to find Line spoke this week with William the girl's stated that Peggy 16. was last seen accompanied by Herbert an and they were in a blue 1959 Chrysler bearing Alabama license which he said has are probably in some other kind of car Pierce Sheriff Charles the sheriff's department public information said Pierce initially called our department on Oct. 21 to report a missing person On Oct. 25, he called back to report that he believed his stepdaughter had been related an account given Pierce by a neighbor who lived on Lone Oak road west of The neighbor said that on the night of Oct. 21 he heard what sounded like a girl Her cries appeared to come from a blue the neighbor told The neighbor jumped into his auto and he gave after a blue Dye Oct. 25 Pierce reported the neighbor's account to deputies and at that lime prepared a warrant for the arrest of one Herbert Dye said the information compiled was relayed by teletype to the National Crime Information Center at Washington serves as a tracing service to locate the whereabouts of missing persons who may have been the victims of violent Dye pointed no information received from the NCIC pertinent to the Dye routine checks of persons stopped by law enforcement Herbert Temple may be Dye in Deputy attorney Leon Burrow filed a request with the U. S. District Attorney's office at Little authorizing arrest for flight to avoid Dye including physical descriptions of the girl and are on file at the Jonesboro office headed by agent Ed Dye said during his investigation he learned the William Pierce family moved to from early In October and that Temple had lived with them In surmised that Temple came to Blytheville and left with Peggy Sue and her Pierce reported thai Temple possibly was seen in Newport and Dye said he contacted sheriff's departments in both Informed Action Line that he had contacted Dr. John pastor of Gosnell First Baptist for told Action Line that he Is in sympathy with the Pierce family but that the can only pray for the safety and well being of Peggy Sue and hope for her Farmers Ca 11 LARKY 150 Mississippi County farmers wedged their tractors yesterday afternoon into two parking lots next to the Blytheville Courthouse to hear their spokesman call for a but for federal legislation providing for a and price for farm from the balcony of the courthouse to several hundred supporters Billy the protest group's said today's farmer is the for his investment of any business in the said the group is in support of the American Agriculture Movement because farmers should a better price for the commodities said his group is not calling for Mississippi to go on strike the extent of the National Farmers because farmers must plant at least a percentage of their crops next spring to make a are not planning to picket any local merchants or any local implement places where we do Crosskno said farmers are not being told when or whether or not to plant their but are being encouraged to on their crops and not to sign any futures contracts until they need to make their today must have an adequate farm with decent support prices to assure us that we are going to at least get our Investment back and make a fair and Crosskno one government loan price in our present farm will even get our cost of production Crosskno we the farmers of today must work to said farmers are growing of going to their local implement chemical dealer or any other supplier and being told there is a shortage of equipment or that there will be another price increase in the next 30 to are not saying they are to blame for these price increases but unless we the American farmer get a price Increase for our products we can no longer compote with rising costs and slay in Crosskno that farmers do 15 83-NO. 184 10CENTS IH PAGES DECEMBER 17,1977 ROUNDUPDec. 17 1 to be Crosskno said farmers need a cost of living increase because the of rising costs and just as every other American began at Ciin located about four miles south of Blytheville on South Highway and moved up Main Street to North back down Chief Hobble Cox said there were or any particular except for a lot of from aboul 2 p.m. Id e e r a 1 Blytheville state troopers and Mississippi County deputies and Sheriff escorts for the and directed farm vehicles onto the northeast parking lot on Walnut Street and the lot on the of the Taps G. president of Power Co. In Is one of 5 Arkansans chosen by President Jimmy Carter to participate in a White House Conference on balanced national growth and economic Gov. David Pryor said said the Arkansas delegates are among 500 Americans who have been invited from every state and territory to come to D. C Jan. 29 through Feb. 2,1978 for the purpose of submitting ideas and recommendations relative to future U. S. economic conference is an important opportunity for public Interest labor and business and sUite and local officials to recommend ways in which my administration can work towards balanced economic growth and development in the years stated President Carter In his announcement of the conference Aug. 4. Mission: sheets and mattresses have become the top needs for the Mississippi County Union according to Supt. Paul to several fires we need all the bedding we can Kirkindall arson left minor damage last night to the Vivian Branscum residence on C. McHaney according to Blytheville Fire Capt. Stan house was unoccupied at the time of Uie The home was when a fire heavily damaged the home three weeks Jackson rear door which had been nailed shul was to gain Jackson Last night's fire was contained to a Jackson Storm Sweeps ROCK It rained across most of Arkansas Friday but many Arkansans awoke today and headed for the car reason was a thin layer of brown mud on mosi The mud was left behind by a storm system which off thunderstorms with hail and high and cloudy with a chance of rain and sunny south Windy and cool with some dust south Fair and cokler Sunny and cool Sunday Highs today and Sunday 50s north to 60s Lows tonight 20s north to crowded the county courthouse lawn at Blytheville yesterday to hear Billy a call for federal legislation providing for a rate of return on tractors were driven through downtown Blytheville by growers protesting price Photo by group of farmers calling themselves the Strike set up picket lines yesterday at liunge Corporation's grain elevator east of Huffman pledging to remain there until are relieved by farmers In Buck of committee said some farmers from Ihe Missouri have pledged their support of the American Agriculture Movement seeking percent lines have been set up grain stretching from Huffman to East Buck said Corporations being picketed include Continental and Buck even have picketers at Buck that the group is rallying only for our own but for the future of our kids and their movement has mushroomed a grass since area farmers gathered Nov. 25 to formulate their Buck wheat and corn farmers spoke at that Nov. 25 relating how the AAM has In the Midwestern state of pointed said the Is advising grain stored not their goods until their contracts calls for them to have expressed a concern for urging farmers not themselves to further futures Buck Duncay of Hayti a member of the strike said he was virtually and that he had the option of either my equity of my farm and and putting it into some other or it said he is willing to continue farming provided percent is achieved prior 1(1 spring similar to Ihe one staged yesterday in was held Wednesday every town in Pemiscot Buck About 10(1 tractors and pickups participated In the he Hayti Strike has set up headquarters in a rented building at the junction of Highways and 61 just outside of Buck
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