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Benton Courier (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Benton, Arkansas News briefs Quot go aunty Christmas Parade will be held at 7 monday dec. 5. The Parade will begin in front of c. W Lewis stadium and travel North on Market Street to Cross Street. East on Cross Street to main and South on main. The Parade will disband at the old Kroger parking lot entries will begin lining up at 6 and will include about to floats five bands drills teams. Shiners and others Kent Elrod Post 298 of the american legion will meet at 7 30 monday. Dec 5, in the Boswell Community Center at Bryant All members Are urged to attend Bryant school Board will meet at 7 pan tuesday dec 6. In the High school Library Bryant band Booster club will meet at 7 . Tuesday. Dec 6. In the Fine arts building. Saline county chapter of the National association of retired Federal employees will hold its annual Christmas party at 2pm on wednesday dec 7. At the Benton state Bank Community room on military Street each member is added to bring a $2 gift Benton school Board will meet at 7 30 on tuesday. Dee 8. In the administration building on River Street a personnel meeting will be held at 6 30 p in Harmony Grove student Council members Are Selling Cardinal seat cushions for is each the cushions Are on Sale at All Home basketball games cakes. Etc club will sponsor a film on Quot the Art of cake decorating Quot by the Wilton co at 8 p in on monday. Dec 5. At the Terrace room of the Union Bank of Benton admission will be is for each person further information is available by calling 778-4093 class of 1947 at Benton High school will hold a 30 year reunion at 7pm Friday. Dec 23. At the Holiday inn reservations tor the event must be made by dec 15 by contacting Anneice Hogue at 778 2875 after 5 p in Harmony go gel Uta will meet Al 7 p in thursday dec 15. In the school gym the meeting was originally scheduled for dec 8 the program will be presented by the elementary classes i vibes auxiliary of Bauxite fire department will meet at 7pm tonight at Rowson fire station Bauxite school Board will meet at 7 30 p in on thursday. Dec 8 at the High school a personnel meeting is scheduled for 6 to p in senior 4 hers in Saline county Are invited to a special open House meeting from 3 to to 5 Wpm wednesday dec 7 in the Community room at Commonwealth Federal savings amp loan hems of special interest will to discussed Bry ant w Ater and sewer commission will meet at 7 p in tuesday. Dec 8, at the Boswell Community Center Bry ant my is sponsoring a chartered bus to the Orange bowl the charge for the five Day. Four night trip. Including game tickets transportation and lodging will tie $170. Four to a room. Or $205. Two to a room the bus will leave by it ant saturday morning. Dec 31. And spend new year s eve in Albany Ala a $50 Deposit must to made by dec 18 for further information Contact Gordon Catling at 847 0148 Panther Booster club will meet at 7 p in tuesday. Dec 8 at the Field Otise rime busters cd club will meet at steelworkers Usa 333 office at the Corner of Carpenter and Market streets at 7 p in tuesday dec 8 election of officers will be held donations for the Purchase of Panther state championship rings Are being accept i d through a special account at the Benton state Bank the Panther Booster tub has accepted donations for i rings to Date and 58 More rings Are needed at a Cost of $55 each a act. Saline county Branch w ill meet at 7 to pm thursday inv 8, at St Paul Baptist Church located on Dixie and Hill streets Saline county Riding club will have a special meeting at 7 pm tuesday dec 8. At the clubhouse on military to discuss plans for the Christmas party Benton Lodge a am will Confer a alas tor masons degree at 7 pm thursday. Dec 8. In the masonic Lodge Hall refreshments will lie served ladies auxiliary of Saline memo rial Hospital will sponsor a Christmas Bazaar in the Hospital lobby from 8 a in until 8 on dec 9 and Dee to handmade articles will be on Dis play and an afghan will be Given away the Benton courier volume 102, number 240 twelve pages monday evening december 5, 1977 fifteen cents ii years of continuous service to Saline county arrested Man damages car Benton police officer examines a Benton patrol car that is As damaged saturday night by a Man who allegedly assaulted sgt Greg Ruddell and officer Don Rosenberger Woody i Putman 21, or 2106 military lot no 2 was the suspect who was arrested after a High Speed Chase that led police to a trailer Park on military Street Putman who was charged with tvo counts of Battery in the third degree unsafe or Iyog and following too closely has been released on $500 Bond mrs. Mcclellan declines offer in till i Simmons a Sam mint press w Riter Little Rock it a Tho widow of son John i. Mcclellan has declined an offer by gov David Pryor to appoint her to of remaining 13 months of the senator s term Mcclellan. I died in his sleep monday at his Little Kix k apartment he was serving his sixth Senate term Pryor who has the duty to Appon a successor to Mcclellan for the remainder of the term. Said saturday he met with Norma Mcclellan. 79. For More thai to hour late Friday she declined at the end if heir discuss on then sent the governor a letter explaining her reasons tile governor Beld a nows conference arrest leads to alleged assault officer Don Rosenberger and so grog Tidell were allegedly assaulted by Woody e Putman 21. Of 2108 military Street. I Jot no 2 when the officers were attempting to arrest Putman at a trailer Park on a Militar Street saturday night according to it Rick Sheffield of the Benton police department Sheffield said that Rudoll first observed Putman while talking with another officer in front of the Row trading Post on interstate 30 he said that he saw a White Dodge on the service Road closely following another vehicle at a High rate of Speed Rudoll Start d in Pursuit of the Dodge and continued following it until they reached a trailer Park on military Street when the Driver later identified As Putman got out of his vehicle Rudell went up to him and asked to see his Driver s License Sheffield said that Putman refused to show the a License Rudell made the request several More times with Putman refusing each time to produce the License Rudell then placed him under arrest and. While searching him for a possible concealed weapon. Putman allegedly hit Rudell on the left Side of the head then turned and ran toward the trailer at approximately that moment Shefield a d that officer lion Rosenberger reached the scene and a fight broke out Betws on Putman and the two police officers Rosenberger was allegedly struck in the Eye by Putnan and How a officers reportedly were kicked in the Groin Putman was eventually ugh duo by he officers placed in the police vehicle and taken to police Headquarters in route to the s at Ion Putman continued to ugh the Ott vers and tried to kick out a oar window resulting in some damage to the pair >1 oar. According of Sheffield another scuffle also in Knout when the police station was reached Sheffield said that Putman a been Chan of w Ith two counts of Battery n the Bird degree unsafe driving and following too closely fax Hind another vehicle he a been released on $500 Bond min plane explosion under investigation whore Bharu Malaysia a investigators Are trying to determine whether a he hijackers of a malaysian Airliner caused the crash in which All 180 persons aboard died and whether the hijackers were japanese terrorists one witness to the crash sunday night said the twin Jet Boeing 737 wobbled unsteadily Rose slightly then started Down and exploded w Reckage dismembered bodies clothing and debris were scattered Over a Square mile of swamp North of the Johore Strait and sing a pore the malay mail newspaper said the eyewitness reports Quot indicated some kind of tussle Between the hijackers and the Crew Quot the explosion May have been caused by explosives carried on Board by the hijackers considering the wide area Over which the wreckage was the paper said among the dead were the cuban ambassador to Malaysia. Mario Garcia and his wife two world Bank officials from Washington to d Hoerr and s s Nadine. And Malaysia s agriculture minister. Alt Haji Ahmad malaysian airways said about 20 of he 93 passengers were foreigners sources at the Kuala Bumpur Airport said the Pilot radioed that members of Fie japanese red army took Over the plane but the airline said it could not confirm this and did not know How Many hijackers there were colder part in Cloudy Ami ninth tonight. In Ming Milch colder. Lows nought in the in Bari Clouds and cold on tuesday will highs Iii Chr ills they Sivok Over the plane about to minutes after it left Penang Island off the nor Hes coast of Malaysia on a flight to Kuala Bumpur the malaysian capital and Singapore web 3 passengers and a Crew of seven an airline spokesman said the plane stopped at Kuala Bumpur but he hijackers forced the Pilot to take off almost immediately for Singapore the spokesman reported the explosion occurred shortly after police said they were investigating o determine How the hijackers got on the plane undetected communications Auster a Mameka Asagami Aid Security at ill malaysian Airport would Fie ugh ened the japanese red army i a Small organization of extreme left wingers who have been responsible Foi a number of a major terrorist incidents since 1970 its most recent exploit was the i lacking of a Japan air line let Over India in september tile japanese government paid $8 million in Ransom and released six terrorists from prison and the hijackers and the to Rel terrorists took Refuge in Algeria controlled substance charges Are filed criminal charges have been tiled by dept v prosecuting attorney Sam de Gib n for delivery of controlled substance to a minor according to Apt Ray Mcnary of Tho Benton police in apartment the complaint stated that Richard Wilbanks 18, of route i. Box 305, Bent delivered marijuana to a minor Mcnary said a hat additional charges of delivery of controlled substances Are being reviewed by the prosecuting attorney s office against Dennis will. 18 of pro Reed s Wilbanks was arrested on n in 17 and Aall was arrested on nov 15 both have been realised on $t,5oo Bond investigating officers were Mcnary and in Ems Evans Quot Jam grateful o governor Pryor for he Many courtesies and accommodations he hex ended in be my family and senator Alc Clellan colleagues and friends during his Pas week Pryor he uttered the position to mrs Mcclellan a Quot a sincere offer Quot which was based partly on precedent Hattie Caraway of Jonesboro w As offered and accepted appointment to the u s Senate when her husband died in office More than 40 years ago Quot but most importantly airs Mcclellan is not Only a Trong woman she is a Fine Pryor Sud expressing belief hat silo Quot would to Able to do a lot for he people of Arkansas during his period Quot if she had accepted he offer Pryor Aid mrs Mcclellan expressed her desire that he senator n staff to kept intact by the appointee Pryor said he had not Given mrs Mcclellan veto Power Over the appointment but said be did intend to counsel with her on the appointment i my reportedly ready for a St Ike Washington a the United Aline workers Union is ready to Call its pith strike in to year at Midnight Epen As negotiators continued meeting into the final hours of the current contract represent am is of the Union and bituminous Coal operator Anocia Tion met across the table fur of or Al Horn v sunday before recessing the talks until morning there appeared no Hope a Rake could Fie averted a mines in Ohio and West a Irginia More than 2 200 minors wore reported off the Job late last week More absenteeism was Likely today he final work Day j the expiring contract Mac pc got some hard problem we re working on them that the nature of this i Vos said chief Federal mediator Wayne l i it to at the c d of sundays bargaining unto president Arnold Miller who returned to he talks sunday asked whether there had teen an agreement on and substantial Issue said Quot you done to reach agreement on substantial issues until you tie it All up Quot any strike by the ump s 130 000 miners could the expected to last at least to Davs because the Union s ratification process takes that Long Quot i said last week that if we went out it looked like it might Fie a Long one a a Miller said sunday iraqis walk out of Arab meeting saturday and Aid air Mcclellan asked him to announce the lev elopement and to read portions of her statement Pryor said he had not yet offered the Job to anyone else hut might do so this week the letter said Quot my consideration for Ipsom Meni o thus Senate is a Beau if tribute not Only to me but to Honor a Man who gave his life serving a country we All Lave i appreciate the Honor however i dec line accept i know of no better Way to express on feeling which so often paralleled John s feelings and thoughts than paraphrase from two letter that he signed on the night of nov 27 a prudence and Wise counsel dictate hat i should not under take to carry the heavy Burden and responsibilities that Are now a Cumber upon a United state senator and i ins Hope i have a few y ear i can enjoy life he love of my family and the pleasure of my friends without bring in de i a constant Strain of Public responsibilities and under pressure to go something done Quot in the words of the scriptures quoted by my husband it o All things there is a season tilts by Edward Ody associated press writer Tripoli Libya a five Arab opponents of egyptian peace overtures to Israel formed a a confrontation front Quot against president Anwar Sadat today and announced political diplomatic arid Token economic sanctions against him but Iraq walked out of the Tripoli Summit meeting because the conference did not produce a Flat renunciation of possible p Ace negotiations As the Hartline arabs joined in attacking Sadat a single handed diplomacy u s offic a1 disclosed in Washington that Secretary of s a e gyrus r a Ance would visit Arab and israeli capitals beginning this weekend to assess prospects for a comprehensive peace Scull ment the officials said Vance would go to e. Up Israel Lebanon Jordan and saudi Arati a they said Only Quot technical problems Quot were holding up a visit to Syria As Well is officials said the a Ance Mission will seek to measure the chances that a prehensile settlement could emerge from in israeli egyptian overtures formal announcement of the rip the third a the Region by Vance in less than a year expected later at the state department a orig with it. The administration will emphasize a Ancess quest for Quot new insights Quot from Aldol East leaders on the possibly of moving toward an Over All settlement Quot our commitment to peace requires us remain involved in the peacemaking process said one american official Here he added h e both Egypt and Israel enthusiastically we corned the trip in another development. Uganda s president Idi Amin departed his country for Libya saying he would discuss the Mideast situation with libyan leaders Amin has had close ties with Tripoli for several years the syrians joined with Libya Alger t South Yemen and the palestinian gut a Din movement in signing a final communique Here that called for a Quot freeze in diplomatic relations with Egypt the iraqi walkout also resulted for in a conference s decision to establish the a front Here and not wait until another an i Sadat Summit in Baghdad next week the split with Iraq undermined he univ front Sadat a foes hoped to achieve and a it n e i up the continuing disputes in the Arab world Over How to end the Rab israeli conflict the five party declaration also called for Boycott of egyptian companies Rad my a h Israel threatened a Campaign to Romoth Headquarters of the 21-member at by be. Ltd from Cairo and expel Egypt from lit Lea a and appealed for support of Syria the Chic remaining military threat to Israel the meeting also resulted in a record ii. Among palestinian guerrilla groups in i hardening of palestinian opposition a Quot it a negotiations with Israel Iraq delegates left the libyan be. Palace sunday after four Day of a c behind closed doors the walkout Underlin d longstanding rift Between Iraq my a. Ruled by rival wings of he b l Ith Sot a a a party that Are split Over tactic toward Syria s intervention in Lebanon and diversion of the Waters of the Euphi a r v the iraqis have ent out invitations n a anti Sadat mix i Rig of their own in by ii next week and it was believed hey refused loin the Tripoli front Fizeau be it is Likely i Levi by syrian president Hafez a Whistler Lowers report released Washington a whistle a a government employee reporting waste it it eruption who gets fired or punished a a or rouble the definition Isnit in the dictionary by a congressional report released today h i defines the problem and suggests cures the document is the work of an invest no r v team set up by sen Patrick in uhf d a sponsor of a Bill to create a Hoard to Var employee complaints and act in it a i the disclosure of waste and abuses by Goy. Run officials should to seen a a since rein moment to make i govern Meir responsive a May the Leah report Quot taken in this Light. These disclosures can used to strengthen and improve he government not to weaken and disrupt the civil service commis Ion Al adv Quot the problem is expected n come up a a a proposals probably legislation Lemut in first of the year the report said inv is gators months of interviewing some workers and heir supervisors have happened John opine a rapidly in who had fax Eri the youngest mar head a main agriculture department Grad station discovered in 1954 a hit so Philadelphia meat packing House acre in allowed to a off Good Grade a t j priced Quot Choice although he has turn Nom to i or a for his work four time Caplin a not Ris e a promotion in 28 years etting a record Ralph Applegate a Engineer with defense construction Supply Cen it Quot bus Ohio told Tho congressional i committee on defense production in the t i 1975 that the Center was inning supplies i Small local contractors at excessive or a Applegate was Given his first Ansay a performance rating in 15 y ears for using mans formulas Quot after giving a television interview r i a a grievance Over his experience he was charged for insubordination mind after in Mothese him Rig Bureau r Ever named Quot the iraqis came to make sabotage lid a so it Kesman for the Saida palestinian guerrillas we Quot Are controlled by Syria he accused the iraqis of Xung Quot pro Sadat a palestinian official said Iraq first demanded that the meeting reject u n. Security Council resolutions 242 and 3.38. The basis of most Arab israeli peace efforts since the 1987 War syrian opposition blocked this the iraqis then demanded that the group declare i s intention of creating an anti Sadat front by leave he Acu i format it i to the proposed Baghdad meeting in what palestinian officials Aid was. Slap at Iraq the Palestine liberation issued a statement proclaiming Quot total of any party to Tho Tripoli in Amit that rejects formation of the front the old declaration also ruled out palestinian attendance at the Geneva peace coi from Sadat and president Carter want n Convene it said the new Arab Alliance should Quot confront ill surrender solutions a gtd Aliso a j / a in a a a for Anis a the Arati for i the latter an ape Avn reference to Sadat quorum court meeting tonight to o Saline t unto quorum court meets a it Nice at 7o Jock in the courthouse to a in i w Ark the 1978 budget and in Empria Ion and conduct a hearing on he ase <3 Federal Revenue Haring funds Terr Ell George and air Judy Teague Quot a presenting a group of alar Hill and mount o i. A Ninion residents Are Ehi Duld to a if Lur i. In Revenue sharing hearing to u hive funds be eat a u i Lur an Quot r i Vav Ark be Era resident of a a e Hee Ting a Cen in hit in want he gravel Road in the area improved il1 Harte director of Satin county ale Al health services and Ken bums. Or it Lvi tat con or Are also i Lur a i i Ach Quot a req i of far in Ltd v fudge Wyvne Bishop Ndu heir revues s have Iron designated from county a a t Quot a both be v Lim it in is if he judge Henry b mean also to apr year before the Emir min y be Ramsey and the cont had Cut Bud t request for extra help and Abr reportedly cd a a a he a stored n he budget Anergy plan to face stiff Lesi e i r s week a lid near Vith la nov Ria e t he Are off sed the or ant tree lighting Attu Irun i Hiir it it a Roy by will Light a held to Quot a my Den had Van s in ailed

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