Tucson Citizen, December 19, 1977

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December 19, 1977

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Tucson Citizen (Newspaper) - December 19, 1977, Tucson, Arizona Tucson Citizen VOL 107 NO 302 TUCSON ARIZONA MONDAY DECEMBER 19 1977 A GANNETT NEWSPAPER 56 PAGES lr CENTS Syrians and Saudis blast Israeli plan CAIRO Egypt UPI Deadlocked Egyptian and Is raeli negotiators resumed peace talks today but looked forward to a second meeting between President Anwar Sadat and Prime Minister Menahem Begin to break the impasse In a new Mow to the peace effort Syria denounced Israels latest settlement proposals as an affront to Palestinian rights and even moderate Saudi Ara bia said they left no room for optimism Todays session got under way in the mirrored conference of the Mena House Hotel but the delegates had little to dis cuss before Sadat and Begin hold their second summit The first came when Sadat visited Jemsalam last month Sources close to the talks said the two sides would bear a report from a joint legal committee on ways to bridge sharp differences that emerged from the start of the talks Wednesday In Damascus Syrian Foreign Minister Abdel Halim Khad dam said those who think Sadat can find peace with Israel are suffering from delusion and the statecontrolled radio said Bcgins latest peace plan re tains Israeli occupation of Arab territory and ignores the rights of the Palestinians In Saudi Arabia the state owned Riyadh Radio said the latest Israeli proposals which call for eventual selfrule but not a Palestinian homeland on the West Bank were insuf ficient As long as Israeli occupa tion of Arab territory and Jeru salem continues there is no room for optimism the broad cast said Israeli officials said Begin now in New York would arrive in Egypt Christmas or the fol lowing day to deliver Israels peace plan to Sadat Confer ence sources said the meeting will be held near the Suez Canal town of Ismailia Begin who met Friday and Saturday with President Car ter said yesterday that Israels peace plan includes a proposal to give Palestinian Arabs on the occupied West Bank of Jordan eventual selfrule through democratic elections This falls short of Arab demands for a Palestinian homeland but the Israeli leader said Carter considered the proposal a fair basis for peace Begin offering the first offi cial details of the peace initia tives said Arabs and Jews would have a mutual right of settlement on the West Bank which Israel captured from Jordan in 1967 The Israeli prime minister today was to meet with UN SecretaryGeneral Kurt Wal dheim and Jewish leaders be fore flying to London Arab hardliners this week end intensified their opposition to the EgyptianIsraeli rap prochement Syrian President Hafez Assad yesterday met PLO chief Yas Future brightens Destitute in desert family wanted work By ANDREW WILLIAMSON CldM Stall Writer To many Tucsonians the nwr of the police department helicopter overhead is a nuisance but for a 25yearold Michigan man and his fami ly of five their discovery by the TPD helicopter might prove to have been a blessing John Austin and his family were camping in the desert west of Tucson because they hadnt the money for shelter and food Their campfire They were cooking meals over an open campfire was spotted from the air Friday afternoon by the helicopter and several officers were sent to investigate The officers arrived to find a scene not unlike Arizonas pioneer days The Austins were living out of their 64 Rambler and cooking their meals on a cookie sheet over an open campfire And the story the Austins tell of how they got to Tucson is similar to the scenario that many of Tucsons first settlers undoubtedly followed John and Katherine Austin were recently married in Lansing Mich For Katherine 24 this was her second marriage They decided if they were going to make their marriage work they would nave to find some place where they could make a life for themselves free of the past and all its strings and memories The Austins got a line on a job on a farm in California They were both raised on farms in Michigan and to them this seemed like the ideal opportunity to make it on their own They packed up their kids Annie Marie 4 Jimmy Edward 3 and Michele 2 loaded the car with food and a few belongings and headed west On the way they pawned their television set and vacuum sweeper to buy gas for the journey Then the bad news broke A fire had de stroyed the farm where they were supposed to live and work It also left them busted flat and a long way from home Austin had been in the Army for five years and was stationed in Arizona for a month They decided to head for Tucson where they thought life would be less expensive than in California Bad news left them butted flat and a long way from home They arrived in Tucson Dec 10 and camped out in the Tucson Mountain Park at a charge of a night The Austins drove into town daily to look for work They went to the Veterans Administration for assistance No luck They tried the welfare of fice but found the questions the people asked too personal too degrading They tried the employment office the news Continued page 2A sar Arafat in Damascu to chart their strategy against the peace talks and one Palestinian lead er told a Kuwaiti newspaper Sadats peace plans could be abrogated by a single bullet But Jordans King Hussein who has sought to retain a neutral stance in the mtraArab dispute flew to Saudi Arabia in an apparent lastditch attempt to piece together Arab unity Egyptian sources said Sadat was disappointed with the ini tial Israeli Approach to the Cairo negotiations which brought them to virtual stand still There was practically no movement one Egyptian source said All then began to look to Washington and the upcoming meeting between President Sadat and Prime Minister Begin Cairos statecontrolled news paper A Gomhouria said Sadat and Begin would meet at a secluded lake island in the Suez Canal network of waterways used as a springboard for Egypts 1973 surprise attack on Israel Conference sources said they expected the BeginSadat summit would result in the upgrading of the Cairo talks from the current level of tech nocrats to foreign ministers who would hold a second round of talks probably in January They said this would then be followed by a reconvening of the Geneva Middle East peace talks with the object of con cluding peace treaties between Israel and the Arabs Sadat in an interview pub lished yesterday said he would have only two choices if he failed to win sufficient Israeli concessions in response to his peace initiative a new struggle or resignation Conference sources said nei ther the Israelis nor the Egyp tians originally expected the present Cairo talks to deal with substantive issues but only to get momentum toward peace going Yet the Israelis accord ing to sources wanted to dis cuss the nature of peace a substantive issue The Egyptian sources said Egypt maintained the princi ples of a settlement should cover four major areas With draws of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands a solution to the Palestinian problem security for all parties and future ArabIsraeli relations The sources said differences between Egypt and Israel on what elements to discuss and what priority to give them brought the conference to a virtual halt despite an atmo sphere of friendliness and warmth seen outside the con ference hall Accused in 4 slayings Headed for trouble he found it By DAN M HUFF Often SUN Writer When James Dean Clarks father heard his son had been charged with killing Charlie and Mildred Thumm and two oth ers at a ranch near Elfrida Dec 4 the first emotion he says he felt was hate The Thumms treated me like one of their sons said Charles W Clark 40 in a telephone interview from Jackson Mich The elder Clark worked as a wrangler at the Thumms Cochise Lodge and Guest Ranch in 1966 Last summer Clark now a truck driv er for a boiler factory told his son about the Thumms kindness and the good times he had at the ranch On Thanksgiving Day Dean called to say he was working at the ranch as a handyman It was a good surprise said the elder Clark and when I heard Dean had got out there I thought now hell click I thought hes got good people hell make some money and hell be well taken care of Then I heard about this it all went to hell By the time he turned 14 Dean Clarks life had already gone to hell Thats when he was sent to a Jackson youth center for stealing his first car For the next six years he was in and out of reform schools and jails on auto theft convictions Stealing cars was his hangup according to his father James Dean Clark Today the tall slim 20yearold is being held in Cochise County Jail after he was bound over for trial last Thursday on four counts of firstdegree murder Mrs Thumm was found shot in the head in her bed Her husbands body was discovered in the hallway outside the bed room also shot in the bead A hired hand Gerry H McFerron 17 son of Tucson architect George McFerron had also been shot in the head He was found face down in his sleeping bag at the ranch bunkhouse Another hired hand George Martin Jr 51 of New Jersey was found dead in an other room of the bunkhouse He had been stabbed five or six times in the chest Clark is mildmannered and meek said Detective Hugh Choate of the Jackson Police Department who has investigated the Michigan auto thefts committed by Clark Other than the trouble he was in here he was very amiable When heard of the murder charges against him in Arizona I was shocked But Choate also described Clark as just a kid who was headed for trouble Clarks mother Charleen Howton also of Jackson agreed He began getting in trouble about the time 5 divorced his father said Mrs Howton Charles Clark a drifter type who has Conliiwed page 2A Step right this way folks Threeyearold Timmy Evano was one of the little shepherds yesterday at the Peace Lutheran Church School Christmas program Members of the cast served as guides while the audience toured a mockup of Bethlehem Village constructed by church school pupils and parent helpers Members of the church served as innkeepers sol diers and merchants Live animals added a touch of realism to the event Clllwn Photo by Dirr Befotr A quick look at Holiday crash A Swisschartered jet with 52 passengers headed for a Christmas vacation crashed into the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Madeira killing at least 19 persoa1 Fishing boats near the scene of yesterdays crash picked up 21 survivors and were searching the area today for more The plane reportedly undershot the mnway of Funchal Air port feared by pilots as one of the most dangerous in the world Jet hits mountain A United Airlines cargo jet carrying Christmas mail slammed into a mountain near Fruit Heights Utah yesterday killing its three crew members The plane bound for Illinois from California hit Wa satch Mountain at he 7500foot level after its pilot reported trouble with the landing gear The plane was in the area for a scheduled landing at Salt Lake City Arms backfire Pentagon officials say a new arms limitation treaty with the Soviets might permit the Russians to build up its fleet of longrange bombers to even tually outnumber the US fleet of B52s A report shows that Russia might be allowed not to count its present fleet of 365 longrange bombers while the US fleet of B52s would be counted The Soviets claim the TU26 bomber is not a strategic weapon and therefore should not be counted MiSSing millions What happened to million being flown from New York to Chicago Exactly what hap pens to your luggage when its lost Officials for Northwest Airlines said the bags of foreign currency and securities just werent taken off at the right destination The money was being transported for Purolator Security Inc this past weekend All the bags were returned to Purolator after an unscheduled trip to the MinneapolisSt Paul Airport Cooler A dearth of wind cold rain or snow Winter must be traveling incognito Melion Tucson will have a reduction in temperatures through tomorrow but nothing drastic Temperatures will range from the upper 30sto the lower 60s tomorrow compared to yesterdays extremes of 72 and 42 degrees Full weather report Page 7A inside TIRED of the Icssthaninspiring not to mention expen sive record albums being turned out today You can get some of those golden oldies of the 60s at used record stores like Al Bums Page IB THE NONFUMBLE that a National Football League official gave back to Baltimore quarterback Bert Jones will haunt Miami coach Don Shula probably through the Super Bowl Page ID THE GIGANTIC billion tax increase in Social Securi ty is a blueprint for economic disaster and should be ve toed by President Carter says a Tucson Citizen editorial Page 2C Where to find it Citizen Crossword Sec page 8B Classified ID Comics IF Crossword JC Deaths JD Editorial 23C Financial t D Ann Landers 2B Movie Times B Pub Recs 5E Sports 15D TVRadio 7B Your Stars 2B To Subscribe Call 8894611 For Want Ads Call 8895333 ;