Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 5, 1972 · Page 3
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Recruiter Agiiew In Arkansas FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1972 1 , (AP).Vleo Pi'oBldont Splro T, Agtiow B«ld Frldny that many lifelong lOcmoerals have, found "thorn- flmves ntawlltijg nhl!onoph!cnl|y clpsor lo 'Rlclmrd Nixon UilH ypiir on fundamental prln- cJlHqs" than tlioy do to the QemocraUc presidential nominee-,. ;·; . ; . ; , . Agnew, liereVto address a $30d-a-i) Republican fundraising luncheon at tlid nearby mpuntnlntop home pt cx-Gpv. wwthrop Rockefeller, · termed the nominee, George S. McGdvern, tbe "candidate of lite elitists who have captured Iflclr own party." "And make no mistake about It, Agnew said In remarks prepared f o r , delivery at tlie luncheon, which was closed 1 to tiic news media.' "It was a cap- itire, engineered by a small unrepresentative group of Ideologues In no way representative of Iho majority of the Demo cratlc rank.and tile." ' He called a total and Immediate withdrawal from Vietnam and the cutting off of all military .aid to South .Vietnam a "self-inflicted American , Dun- kerquc" thai "would leave the people of South Vietnam wholly at the ' mercy of the invaders from the north.";,, · SEES SLAUGHTER The Vice President said what is known about "p a s t North · Vietnamese brutality at Hue and 'during'.'the so-called agrarian reforms in the north, the result could very .well be the slaughter^ of thousands of into fuzz that over or. not to talk about it at all,'' he said. : · ' · T h e success of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks under Nixon was due in part to a firm defense .posture by the United States, Agnew said, "...had we adopted the Sen. George McGovern posture, we would have had no bargaining position," he Said. "Why would the Soviets; bother to .negotiate an arms treaty with an alion that seemed intent on disarming itself?" . -Agnew said national Democratic leaders do not represent the American mainstream and, as a result, many voters "have been evicted from their traditional home and now find them- Vo unteers Round Things nocent people." ?'"0ur opponents choose By B A R B A R A SMITH ' Times Stall Writer .. SPRINbD'ALB -2 if yo'U see a policeman'. dressed In (Ire fighting equipment; rushing through ·: town,' ^he isn't going through an Identity crisis, he's Just one of. the 16 volunteers who regularly spend their spare lime assisting the undermanned Springdale Fire Department. P o l i c e m a n , banker, accountant, insurance man, photographer, merchant, machinist; Ranging In age from 21 to 54, they 'come from all vocations, but they have a common bond in their avocation, fire fighting, and they all express similar views about it. · : · Their reasons for becoivjng volunteer firemen are threefold: They simply ,enjoy the work, they feel they are performing a community service and they like the people with whom they work. , i , · ' · · . . . . , . i Fire Chief Mickey Jackson says this about the volunteer service: "Fire fighting provides for them a hobby, of a differenl nature. Most people .want t( make a real contribution, anc they can take ,prlde in this work where they can really see the result. They are an awfully valuable ;roup, because we don't keep a very strong crew on duty regularly,. If we didn't have a Jood turnout of manpower, we vouldn't be able to stop losses Iko we have In the past. These ncn are of extreme value to he city and their duty Involves them In a lot of work," . This service is not without Its Irawbacks. Fire fighting was he most hazardous major profession in the United States asl year, moving ahead of police work and mining. Losing ;hclr lives were 210 firemen, and injured were 38,500. The volunteers receive $3 an hour for fire calls and 52 ! an hour for training meetings. This is only enough to absorb some of the expenses Incurred in trying to help out the department, Jackson said. After 20 years of volunteer service, a man becomes eligible for a $35 rnonthly pension. The men are issued equip ment at their first meeting and are assigned to a company From that time on, they respond to fires, At first the; stand back and watch and hel| n any way they are told, Volunteers go - to · an annual eglonal fire school for an Ight-hour course, but they ccclvc the rent of their training at regular Monday night meet- rigs', at 1 , the (ire station. The raining includes " classroom work, station sessions, outside drills and all phases of standard "Ire service training practice. ' Attendance , a t , . a specified lumber of meetings Is not required. The men are graded on overall service to the department, Chief , Jackson iircumstanccs may prohibit a man from answering many alarms, though his class attendance is good, or the reverse may be true. I f ' b b l h class at- t e n d a n c e - a n d alarm i patlon levels fall, and reaches the point where the man Is hot of minimal value lo the department ,he 1s askec to resign. This has.,never been c much of a problem, according ' to the chief. The men only receive pay when they go to a fire will their assigned company, bu some like the work so well, they go to fires to which the! company has not been sent. selves without a say in the Vital Water Decision Weighs Heavily On City's Directors highest council of the party they helped to build. "To those Americans I say, let's line up behind a great president," Agnew said. "Richard Nixon believes in the same values and goals you believe in." , - BACKS 'OL. JOHN 'Agnew also had a few words of praise for Democratic Sen. praise for Democratic Sen. John L. McClellan, but nothing publicly for McCIellan's Republican opponent. - McClellan is opposed by 'Dr. Wayne Babbitt of North Little Rock in the .November general election. Agnew said at a news conference that McClellan was "a man with tremendous perception" and said his appointment as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee to Succeed Louisiana Sen. Allen J. Ellender, who died, was justified. . Contacted later. Babbitt said iof Agnew's remarks, "That's iust part of the political bit on Capitol Hill." r Babbitt said Agnew made a Jiitch for all Republican candi- Jiates, including those in Arkansas, at a private luncheon 'later at the home of ex-Gov. 'AYinthrop Rockefeller. I About 150 to 200 persons applauded as Agnew arrived at Ithe private airport of Rockefeller. Agnew, accompanied by his jvife, Judy, Rockefeller and the 'ex j governor's son, Winthrop ·Paul, shook hands with the '«rowd lined up against a rope Jbeside the taxi apron. - One sign held in the crowd -iald "Agnew in 1976" and another said, "We're for you, you're our man. Welcome, Ag- Mew." ·' The Vice President's 16-year.'old daughter Kimberly made : lhe trip with him. By PETE YOUNG TIMES Staff Writer A large slice of Fayetteville's future may be decided within the next 30 days as city officials eye alternatives as to how to furnish rural residents east of the city water. One thing is definite. Many of these rural residents will get Beaver Lake water. The question is how. Answers range from selling water to a rural water district to annexation. Pressure has been 'mounting for Faytteville. Rogers and Springdale to share the water wealth of .Beaver L a k e . , One rural water district in Benton County already exists. Taylor Engineering, Inc;, is leading a move to form another district serving a vast area outside the city. Although many city officials feel much of the plan is unfeasible, some of il is quite possible. For the district to get water, it must go through the city, Fayetteville, as long'as it can meet its own needs, must by law sell water · to anyone else needing it. Mayor Joe Fred Starr notet Tuesday night that all of Fay etteville is being served with water with'only a few isolated exceptions -- exceptions thai Senate Democrats Said Backing Hanoi Propaganda i WASHINGTON (AP) - The 'Administration has accused' 10 vScnale Democrats of furthering iriemy propaganda with their ·arguments urging support for ;their resolution formally plac- jng North Vietnam's dike sys- -tem off limits to U.S. bombers. The White House said the ac- ^cusalions that U.S. bombing of ·'the dam system Is deliberate ·"only servo lo further the ene- Tmy propaganda effort." '· Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D- :Mnss., told Ihe Senate Frldny II ."was clear lo him lhal Ihe ad- imlnislrallon Intended to bomb Mikes regardless of the con- 'sequences if Ihey were near n -potential target, - Senate Republican Leader :-Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania «ald "any allegation it is being "done Is exactly the propaganda '·Hanoi wants to foment In this Kennedy In In- Protestants Plan March In Belfast BELFAST (AP) -- About 1. 0 0 0 m i l i t a n t Protestant planned to marcli in Belfast to day in defiance of British warn ings, posing a new threat t peace in Northern Ireland. The Ulster Defense Assoc alion--UDA--boasted that Wi liam Whitelaw, Britain's to administrator in the province was helpless to stop them from marching. Some 1,000 UDA members w e a r i n g masks, parade through the predominantl Protestant Woodstock zone c Belfast late Friday carryin clubs and iron bars dcspil Whitelaw's warning that pe sons wearing paramilitary un forms would be arrested. Polic and soldiers did not Interfere. "We did it tonight and we' do il again and again to prov that Whilelaw is helples There's not enough jails to ho us all," a UDA spokcsma said. If Wliitelaw wanted to e force the law against person wearing paramilitary uniform in Northern Ireland he wou have to find an internmc camp to hold 40,000 people, th UDA added. can be corrected .by non-served sidenls contacting c i t y of- cials. And the city is nowhere near sing all Ihe water available om Beaver, even though it u r r e h t l y sells waler to reenland, Elkins and Farm- gton. Thus, rural residents are qing to get some relief some ow. Starr listed three feasible Iternatives: '. -- Get the residents in the rea adjacent to the city to etition to come into Fayetler ille and receive city water at ity rates. - ·· -- Enter into a contract with he water : district to sel metered water for use in the rea at a 20 per cent increase n price. Run a city-owned loop line ff the 36-inch bringing water rom Beaver Lake'to serve the .rea. Persons wanting water 'ould have to s i g n contracts vilh the city: agreeing to elition for annexation when leir property became con iguous with the city limits. There is at least one other .Hernative. Fayelteville itsel :ould designate ah area it want and vote to annex it into the city's corporate limits. No matter what alternative ii lecided on, Fayetteville face problems it can't avoid. But th city can minimize them, ac ording to Starr, by clioosiiij he right alternative. Starr didn't settle on 'any om of the alternatives, nor did ani of the Board of Director mem iers. But one thing apparen Tuesday night was that n o n hought- too much of a rura valer 'district. Not that the Board is oppose o r u r a 1 residents getting cit water. "They will be payin t h e i r share," noted Starr Rather, water has a lot meanings. For one thing, rural area cease to be rural areas. Peopl who can get water and acreag will want to move into the area More water means more us of waler, straining exislin septic facilities. Water service without sewag aggravates pollution problcn that will eventually be inherite by the city as it grows an encompasses the serviced are Quality of the water syster also can be a headache. It not unusual for such distrir, to use three-inch plastic pip Urbanization of the areas wouf mean that the pipe woii quickly become inadequate I carry the needed Waler. Fh hydranls couldn't be added the system. And while the system remain rural with few homes alor lengthy stretches of pipe, water break can go undated for long periods of time at cos to the rural customers. Costs under the district ni. would be rather high. Accordin lo Starr, rates could easily n 50 to 200 per cent higher 111 a lose already being paid by city crs.-. · · · · ' ' · · .· ' · If the city sold water to the strict, it probably would be '; a rate 20 per cent higher ian city residents now pay to over future expansion and clual cost of service. The dis- ict, in jturn, would have to aise its rates to coyer furnishing water to its ustomers. · ; · · : ' ' . However, areas taken into the ity would be charged the egular city rate. With sewer onstructiqn at its present pace, is feasible that in not tijb iany years the area could get ity sewage,.especially since a runk sewer line is in the area. Starr proposes that within the ext 30. days t h e city decide ts growth area and explore methods of bringing it into the ity so that growth can continue o be orderly and city services xpanded reasonably. The mayor is particularly in- erested in annexing an area bout one-fifth the current size if the 37-square-mile city. The proposed water district is icarly five-times the size ''ayetteville. Starr, says he feels .Faytte- ville can afford to extend existing services. He also feels. Tayetteville can't afford not to lave control over how the area develops, City Manager Donald Grimes, charged with.presenting the alternatives to the board, sees the decision, no matter what it is, as deciding Fayetteville's fate for the next 40 years. That is about the length of lime it takes to pay off the bonds necessary for construction of the system. Paying the price would be the new users, whether they come, into the city or not. "There are so many implica lions," Grimes say. "We are looking down the line 30 lo 40 years. "The i n t e n t of a rural water district is to furnish w a t e r to rural areas. But much of this proposed district is directly in the Fayetteville growth area and will encourage urban growth, not just furnish rural relief," Grimes said. "We should put on some type of curbs forcing urban growth inlo the city." Director Joe McFerran voiced a much shared sentiment about the entire mailer. "I am luke warm to accepting more area. Wo still have much room to grow and develop within t h e asl two years, the department The volunteers often get to as tried' to, keep ,botw6i!n 15 lnteics.tcd wflen; Flrq nd 18. When ftll'avollable gear oinetlmes before, tho regulars, us been issued, no more volun xecullve officer in the National ecru are ( added un^ll someond ivatcd rudlo for his home. Any 1 m o more than one piece of etires or resigns. Two or Inree qulpmcnt IK sent to a fire, an alcrl Is sent over the radio, become full-time : paid firemen. ackson and they talked about Ign'cd to the station responding counlant, Is the 'oldest 'volunteer eople, he s a i d , he'd always Iremen both In years of scmcc The men keen their gear with and aclual age. H6 began vol- whcn he heard He, too. thinks hem at all times, and some untccr work March 22^ 1054, ant Iromcn are a nice bunch of mve purchased tholi own radio plans to continue until'he has receivers for curs and people, It s a pleasure, he feels, He was asked lo join the fire o work with a group that really works well together. station nearest his home. The volunteer orgam/alion. He was three Springdale stations arc vorkmg for Roy Ritter at th Berncr, of Berner Floor and jarpct Cleaning Service, who is he recalls, in his office Headquarters Station, on Hoi next door to the slati'on, then ccond oldest in years of ser- comb Street; Station No. 2, 1207 located in' the building whicl vice,: enjoys his (itc . lighting S. Dyer; and Station No. 3, 403 now houses the offices of th work so much he is going lo use his vacation to go to the To become a volunteer, a man Cypert and Waters. slate Fire Convention' in Pine I was more or less Invited U city civjl service examination he .said, . b e c a u s e was so .handy." He has always been interested is interviewed by the city Civl w o r k , he said, Soryice Commission and corli probably has been responsible maintains he still enjoys th fied as eligible for voluntee work, feels it is for others joining because he duty. Openings are filled wit service and he adds, "They (th has always talked it up. men from the certified volun firemen) are a real good bunc of Southside Building Supplies No definite quota has been se Newest volunteer first became interested because for the volunteer service. Th his father served as a volunteer Jim Phillips of the Shiloah Tan He IS'noW retired ««« 2» yeafi of service. He remember? wh« he was* srtiall. going, lo firft with his' ftther; 'W alwaS been real Interested In the flr departrnenttj and* fire '-(Ig anj,I,haye a,[Ht|e Ume \o now and feel, , it , l s one w ' ' " g Ms around room- Satisfied Customer Beauty contestants may hold strong Interest for older mom- liers of an audience, 'but this young man completely ig- nores the contestants in Dc- calur's Miss Barbecue contest Friday as he address himself singlc-miudcdly to his barbecued, chicken. (TIIMES- plioto by Hie Reed) Grimes is of the same opinion but, as he has previously noted, thai won't stop the inevitable, so Fayetteville must choose the best alternative it can find and stick .by il. But what that alternative is, whether it hiis been found or not, still remains a question -a question that apparently will be answered in the next few weeks and lived with a l o n g lime. Panamanians Elect Assembly On Sunday By JOHN PLATERO PANAMA. (AP) -- Panamanians will vole Sunday for the first time since the revolutionary government came inlo power four years ago. Long-range changes may rc- sull, but Gen. Omar Torrijos, who heads ihc country's 0,000- mun National Guard, will continue to hold the reins of power as ha has since he overthrew President Arnulfo Arias. The voters will elect 505 members of an Assembly of Community Representatives which will meet lo rule on slill unannounced constitutional changes and lo elect a president and vice president. The assembly will be a con- sullalive group rather than a law-making body. Because political,parlies have been banned since the 1968 coup and no organized opposition confronts tbe Torrijos regime, there is little doubt sympathizers of the 43-year-old brigadier general will win at the polls. Torrijos has been on a conn- t r y w i d e campaign trail recently, saying he did not want to be president--he .would spend too much lime with ceremonial duties., , . ' . . lit - . ' ' , . "Being president 'would cul my speed by two-thirds," he has said repeatedly. He indicated he pictures the presidential post as a figurehead Job- Many Panamanians believe that a new past will be created for Torrijos, such as p r i m e minister or chief of government, designed to allow him to head the National Guard and the executive branch. , , , . can help lhe'cpmmunl}}'i" r Wh$» hefwasjgolng to 'school t at 1 .In* Unvycrslty * of Arkansas , lie applied at 1 the', Fayetlevllle Fir* Department, n.e,sald. ' \'_ ' i, Another second ''gneratlon volunteer is Capt. John' Johnson, manager of .Fuels and Supplied Inc., iwlios^ fathef, the late Merle Johnson, was a yoluntecj? r 22'ye'a i rs, ' ! . , .', Several vojunteer firemen are so related to regular'flremcri, lore is Bob Tankersley Jr., machinist at Walter Brothers. hose father is . a, captain; ohnny 1 Hinds,' Booby 'Hopper ^ordi employe, who 'has tw'o rotherf ,on the regular force, nd Capt Wayne Graham, 'xi National Guard employe, whose rother is a regular, " Doug Strlby, member of th» pnngdale Police Department, xplams that he hun he fire station wjth mate, Jerry Biazzo, a Springdale News photographer who is d volunteer, and got Interested hat way i , r He has been a volunteer aboijt six months and enj6ys all the raining "You are working and helping people," he said A lot of the training helps in police work, he thinks On ills day off on July 20, he made three runs'. He has just completed a ladder course at the Fayetlevllla Regional Training Course, v Walter Watkins, executive vice president of the Sprlngdal? Savings and Loan Association, was working as the Springdate reporter for the Northwest Arkansas TIMES when the fir* station was located in the samf block as his office , ,,.^ He beca'me interested jn mjp work through 'his daily contacj; with the department in new.p coverage. He doesn't spend as much time in i volunteer work as he used to, he admits. Ha doesn't have ( the , time, but h» still enjoys it, he says, "I think it is3 niie seryic* to the community 'apd the city needs volunteers until i t , gets sufficient ' full time peoples!' Watkins 'said ' -/ Other volunteer firemen aH4 their regular business are Jeruy Reeves, Washington County PA/ sttactors; GuyJMiller, rasurarto* salesman'; 1 Wylie"Moofe,""as- sistant manager of Dillons Food Store; Bill i May,' , Arkansas W e s t e r n ' Gas; and Bob Reynolds, Swift 'and Co.'"' K The Spnngdale Fire department was an all volunteer organization until 1951, when the first paid firemen were hired. The first frreman was carried as a city employe assigned as a eify fire station attendant;^ When Mickey Jackson movWl here m 1964 to accept the position of fire chief, there were only seven full time men. i' The Arkansas St^te Inspection and Rating Board told the city in 1963 that it needed to upgrade ts fire defenses or it would be reduced a class. 'Fire insurance rates within i the city are based on the rating the board gives the city. i . In 1963 Spnngdale, which h5d a rating of six, began to improve the department. In June of 1969 the department was upgraded, receiving a reclassi- 'ication of five The rating is jascd on a number 'of factors i n c l u d i n g fire department, water supply, buildings ajid Promoter Sees A Trout Farm. In Beaver's Future :counlry Joining itroduclng the resolution were r^cn. George McGovern, the "Democratic presidential noml- "nce, ami Sens. John V. Tunney, to-Callf., Fred Harris, D-Okla., :-Thomas P, Englcton, D-Mo,, ^Warren G. Magnuaon, D-Wash., :-WllHnm Proxmlrc, D-Wls., iBIrch B»yh, D-Ind., Frank rCtiureh, D-Tdaho, and Abraham vllililcnff, D-Conn. The president of the Greater Beaver Lake. Association said here Thursday there is a "good chance" lhal a trout hatchery will be built below Beaver Dnm wllh federal money, Donald G. Watson, 25, of Eureka Springs, told Ihc Tour- lst-Recer«tfon Commitlec of Ihe F a y e l l c v i l l e Chamfer o f Commerce Ihc hatchery was a possibility. 11 would be at a year before the project can begin, however, he said, Watson said he had been in touch with Ihe Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Corps of Engineers and the state Tourism Commission on the projccl. Watson said lie had visited with Ihe Corps of Engineers In Little Rock and discovered, lo his horror, that nflcr 197G Ihc only projccls the engineers will undertake will be those where local communities provided matching funds. He also discovered Ihe Engineers planned no new projects around Ihc lake for 1073. "This puts us 'In n position lo hnvc lo really hustle and get things done," he snld. Walson, making his first appoarnnco in Faycltevllle since he look office In May, said ho would work to mnka t h e organization more representative of the four-county area il sor- He inherited a "history of problems and potty differences" wllh the volunteer job, Walson said, bill pledged to bring about change. The group was plagued by "selfish localism" and a ' wli al's-in- it- f or-me' he snld. altitude," said the Rogers Chamber of Commerce formed Hie pnrcnt organization In Ihc lOGOs nnd lhat It was don)Inalcd by Hie Rogers area linul "Greater" was added lo the name recently and the group was reorganized. T li c Association seeks to promote Washington, Madison, Benlon nnd Cnrroll Counties as a tourist attraction. . Last year the gfoup spent some J25.000 promoting tourism here in Northwest Arkansas. The money included $9,900 in slate matching funds. The 110,000 association copies of published a travel brochure and sent displays to nine boal and travel shows to publicize the area. Wntson said the group could also work for road improvements in the area and take on oilier projccls. It could also lobby for legislation favoring tourism nnd seek highway improvements In the nrea, Watson criticized the brochure produced by the organization, which raises funds through ad- vertising sales. He said Ihe brochure was full qf ads. Instead, the brochure should have no advertising, should promote the area as a whole, and be sponsored by contributions from area businesses. Wntson said the Association was interested in promoting the area as a unit and not "just boat docks nnd motels." "As far as I'm concerned, the brochure is a piece of trash," Watson said. "It doesn't accomplish a thing. Unfoi Innately, we've got it again this year." lie said he would work lo produce a different sorl of brochure next year. Watson wound up his remarks with a pep talk on promotion, Wliy does Pike's Peak stick in the mind of the public when Ihcre ore taller mountains in Colorado? Watson asked. "Promotion," he answered. W a t s o n , a native of Tcxarkana, attended Southern State College at Magnolia. He spcnl two years with the stale Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission, opening the Tourist Information Center nt Fort Smith before moving to Eureka Springs, lie (s a member of Green Tree Enterprises, which operates a motel at Eureka Springs. He was introduced by the Chamber committee chairman, communication system Equipment now includes five pumpers, o n e Snorkel, ,one rescue unit and four; affl- bularices in the Ambulance Service Department · t The newest truck, which wept into service July 6, is the first in the stale In' the new yellow- orange color recommended for emergency vehicles because studies 'have. Indtyated it is tha color most easily seen. " ·· The new truck is a 1,000 gallon per minute pumper .as are two others and the Snorkel, There arc three 750 gallon per minute pumpers. '·; The department answered 309 fire calls and 391 emergency ambulance calls last year. Chief Jackson has' been' with the department seven and a half years, coming here from ilenrfc etla, Okla. He had worked r iu industrial fire protection at Douglas Aircraft In Tulsa and in municipal fire protection. Lin Wright of Fayetteville. ,^ Wright told the committee tlj» rough estimate; on tourism that lie has Jreon using to promote tourism here since 1968 m'ny be improved by a recent Porks], Recreation and Tourism studi, which Is being compiled 'li Little Rock. ' . . ' Wright had used a 1968 Highway Department traffic survey lo estimate Ihnt 1.3 mllllWl o v e r n i g h t visitors spdll $19 ; 00 0 , 0 0 0 In Washington County last year, '' Wright sa|d a researcher with the stale commission told him the figures wore probably clew to 750,000 . visitors spending $22,500,000, ' . u

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