Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 11, 1976 · Page 21
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 21

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, April 11, 1976
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Coo/ing Days Of The Iceman Gone Away J2ortf)toe3t SECTION D FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, APRll 11, 1976 By BILL The era of the iceman ended. In fact it has been ende Tor 20 or 25 years. I don't real know when the sum me deliver;,' slopped. Somelim after World War II, when rcfr gerators were really dcvelopc and became cheap enough'even for the poorest family, the ice-i man just melted away. | The ice truck was a special 1 magic vehicle that drew' neighborhood youngsters like the ice cream truck docs today. It was usually a pickup. The bed was built up, a tarp attached · to it and several hundred pounds 1 of ice - in long, cold bars, \v a s carried in the bed. ; The making of Ihe bed required a special knack as I recall. It was placed above t h e original bed about even with the top and was made of either two or four-by-fours. The larp was placed so it lay just'above the ice-'-- high cnough so the summer sun could not'melt the ice through it. ON THE BACK, Ihe iceman kcpl his tongs and in a holster at his ibelt was his ice pick | On his back, he wore a special leather prelector with sponges at the bottom to catch melting ice. He began his clay fairly early -- his first stops were the restaurants and stores downtown. After thai he took his ice to the people. In those days, most houses hud little signs that were placed in Ihe windows indicating how much ice they wanted. You could get 12'A pounds, 25, 35 or 50. You could also get placards indicating up to 100 pounds. In our neighborhood, few people could- afford the extra 50 cents for the 100 pounds. Tee was cheap, but our household had to scramble to get up enough for a big chunk o f ; ice. We usually got 12 Vi pounds. I think he made his rounds every other day, but I'm n o t too sure about this. It's been a long time. Today if you need extra ice, you can buy it already packaged and in chunks small enough for glasses, but then -unless you went down to the "ice plant" all you got was a big chunk,-you had your own ice pick. Only the extravagant bought crushed ice! THE ICE BOXES were sometimes works ot art and sometimes just a simple piece of kitchen furniture. When I was growing up, we had several over the years. There was one with «n opening in the top. This was one ol the small ones. On the right side and below were shelves The larger ones had a big door in front for Iho ice and shelves below and lo the side, also. . think cork was used lo line the boxes. Today, people are buying the old boxes and fixing them up for many different uses. I saw a want ad recently asking fo door handles. One summer when I wa, tie-twee H three and five the io man parked his truck on ou block and began deliverying th cold stuff. Norman, my brother, usuull kept an eye on me, but tin time he didn't. He was out hac playing calch. ft was hot, about 90 in th shade, so I trotted out to th ice wagon. Several of the ncigl bortiood kids were alread 1 there. Clambering up on th truck bed, I got under the t a _ . The curlier kids had alread picked off the ice at the ta end. I must have been engrossed that I never hear the man return because whe I crawled out we were moving Quickly I moved lo the ba- and the nest thing I knew (CONTINUED ON PAGE 7D Life By KEN GOOD 01 The TIMES Sialt An oldlimcr of 80 years lias ound the "good life" without ranging further limn three lies from his birthplace. Early En life Elberl Bartholomew discovered that happiness and contentment lies in living a good life, in a good community, surrounded by good friends and family. Unlike many people, he realized his goals could be achi/2 vcd without lea vi ng h LSI birthplace, a log cabin which is still standing between Fall Creek Schuolhouse and 8G Schoolhouse on the Shorthorn of the old Wire Road. The oldest son in the family, he was Ire, first to enter the old Liberty School House not far from the family-home. The school later became the BG School House and is now a 1 community building, still s e r - ving as for community activities. White -he -attended school young Elberl learned lhat the moon was "jusl a shadow .of the earth, "You know, I always felt that the moon was more llian lhat, that it had lo be more more like a planet," he commented. He was pleased when the U.S. landed men on (he moon that his feeling was correct. Elberl shared his Father's progressive thinking and really wasn't -surprised when today's technology made television possible;- "My Daddy lold m a long time ago th£ lime wouti com e wh en we c oulcl talk I people - in California withou wires and would even be abl to talk to .them on Ihe phone and sep · them al Ihe same! iinc," he said. The changes which ' have occurred" during his lifetime ]a ve been many and vancd and, like many, he has found t difficult to kpep up -wjth them "I can't keep up with all the changes. It there are as many changes in another lifetime as there have b^en in mine I just don't know how people can get used to them," he said shaking his head. Not all the changes have been good and Bartholomew com mented, "There wasn't as much crime and meanness in Ihe pas and people seemed to think ·more of each olhcr then." When he retired as a sawmil operator 15 years ago. h stari/xl farming, or as he says "Ever since I've been an ol l m a n I've been tanning." The sawmill he operated is' low on exhibit at the Harvey Jones' Harbor Village near Zrove, Okla. But he still has a small sawmill operation on lis farm. When he was 26 years old IB was married lo May Jones in a ceremony at th/! old Eh Kichardson homestead, conducts dby the Rev. AlbecL Taylor. Aiwa ys interested i n community affairs, he was instrumental, with Ihe help of neighbors and family, in getting a n , access road into the area. The, road joined the county road andi he immediately starlet! a trucking route to Van Bur/in · and Fort Smith. This markelj route made it possible to soil, produce. After one trip he returned home wilh a gift for his wife. She still recalls her delight when she opened it and "ound a box of perfumed soap. II was after this t h a t he started the sawmill operation. A truck soon replaced the wagons lo take tiie lumber and farm produce lo market. The community, grew and the logging industry provided jobs for many. Today Bartholomew stii! makes trips to Fayetteville "Just yesterday I came into town and had some time for visiting. On the way in I stopped and talked to all rn friends on the right, and on the way home visited with the ones on the other side of the road". 1 This leisurely a p p r o a c 1 jaused him some trouble with he law. Ho was stopped b , a stale trooper who said, "It ooks like thai old truck would 1 go 55 miles per hour. 11 - t "Yep!, maybe even 120. bul t's not going neither with me it," Bartholomew said. When Ifift home I had plenty of l.ime to get where I am going. If other people drive 75 miles per hour it won't take them very long to get around my old truck going 35 or 40. "If you tell m,i it is against the law to drive slow and I have to drive 55 or faster I'll just have to find another road lhat will get me there," Bartholomew replied. Through his various carpers ,,s farmer, rancher, trucker, logger and sawmill owner, Bar tholomew has remained a Rood friend, a good neighbor, and an active supporter of his community. He has served as a member of the school board of * his old school and for the West -^ Fork Schools, he is active in ' Ihe 86 Community Church, and EI charter member of the Wash- i n g t o n County Cattlemen's Association. HD intends to keep his Hfc on this same even keel and at 80, often considered an advanced age and a good Irmr to sit on Ihp porch and watch the world go by, Bartholomew is strong and active and will continue to lend a helping i ve ing BARTHOLOMEW . finder of (lie good resident Asked By PAT DONAT TIMES Staff Writer Twenty-six first graders celebrate July 4th during this, the nation's 200th birthday. Cmnmiserating wi t h the always watch speeches." Well wishing and is astounding. First graders arc I could vote 1 would vote for aware, and concerned, about you. Please say hello to your national affairs if these letters are any criteria. The "letters written by the first grade class taught by Mrs. Mary Lou Miller have been Sfint to the White House. i The President scored high in j _ _ .,,_ _ . _ . popularity among this younger campaigning, set, One "out of cvpry three letters began or ended wilh, "I Like You," or "I love you."' Stephanie Smith expressed it this way: "I like your country. I hope you and Mrs. F o r d are doing fine wrote: "How are you? .Please veto (underlined) the cuturi the defense budgetl" ·---·- Timothy Darnell. perKaps looking at th.« position of "secre- wife Betty for me. I see you o n l^lcvi s ion a lot. I bet you get tired of shaking hands. LUUMIJ n\, in,-; I/UOH.LUI* ·" -ui--.~ Shelly Stewart also was lary of state in future-years, concerned about the rigors of I had only one question..- Ha campaigning and said ''I hone asked, "How was Yourrtrip to you arc not gelling .too tired China? - . * · - . . ,, " · · · · · f i * Hoping that things are Agoing Drug Counselors Find: ITLMESphoto by Ken BARTHOLOMEW. RESTS IN FRONT OF TIIE MILL HE STILL OPERATES , . (fie plane replaced an earlier steam-powered mill ftnt fa now on exhibit in Oklahoma "What is your favorite color? I wnuld like to ride in y o u r airplane. Do you lik£ your ion I am your friend." President Ford's recent announcement in funding the nationwide administration f at the White HOUSQ, .Steven Crocker assures th.c' President they arc going well here: ' 'I hope things are going . w e l l ground the white house, . ' a n y way things arc ' going J well around Arkansas." '-'-"Expressing the s a in e. sen- of one out of every four of the students. I'RIMARY CONCERN Bradley Taylor, with an admirable economy of w o r d s, enquired, "Are you gojng to Abuse Crosses Age Groups , enter · Ui£ election?" Arkansas primary ' - M i k e Malonc wanls co know how the President is going to win the election." PAIR \VAIINING , ' Less committed about support, bul giving Ihe President fair warning lhal the eyes of even the youngest Americans arc on him. was Sean Trumbo was George Ellis Sheltorj.. ,lr.. who wrote: "I would like to meet .-you in person but Wfl never in to Washington; D.C. T hope that's our trip this'year. It would be nice." " : S e v e r a l ; of Ihe first graders [CONTINUED ON t'.^GB plE By PEGGY FRIZZELL TIMES Staff Writer SPR1NGDALE--Drug abuse i Northwest Arkansas is not imitcd to illegal activities. Rather, the scope of. abuse extends to many legal drugs, nchiding - p r e s c r i p t i o n medicines and nicotine. One of the primary goals of he Ozark Guidance Center's (OOC) Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program is to help the community identify drug abuse, said program coordinator Andrea Cromwell. Mrs. Cromwell recently wai named program coordinator She replaces Dina Williams who changed jobs after bavins coordinated the drug treatmcn program for 20 months. Mrs. Cromwell noted .tha drug usage in tills area crosse age groups. Young peopl frequently seem to expcrimen wilh and possibly abus marijuana, alcohol, amplieta mines (speed), bnrbitnate (downers), and LSD, she said. Adults, however, mostly see to use amphetamines, barb tuates and alchohol. th program coordinator said. The Center's Drug Abus P r e v e n t i o n a n d Treatmen Program currently is ending i second year of a six-yea rograrm The program is one omponent - of the statewide Arkansas Comprehensive Drug 'reatnienl' Program, and as uch' it · provides outpatient erviccs at OGC, a community icnlal health center. The OGC drug treatment irogram is funded with a grant rom Ihe National Institute on )rug Abuse t h a t is admm- stored through (he state drug reatrnent program. Mrs. Cromwell said many people who participle in the Jrug treatment program h a v e been referred lo it by conn selors, social agencies 01 courts.' Not all youths who are arrested on drug · charges in OGC's district (Washington Benton, Madison and Carrol Counties) are referred to tht Springdalc-based program, nu juvenile judges do have th option of sending d r u g offender to the program. Sometimes people enter th program of their own voliuoi she said. Perhaps , ihey'v narrowly escaped legal trouble or maybe parents and friend have been griping a lot abou their drug usage. Or a teenage may como in after having "icary experience wilh a drug Many times, people come i o get information on specific rugs. Mrs. Cromwell expressed her oncern that the program is not caching certain drug-usrng cgmenls of the population. She escribed one type of user as le person who goes to many o c t o r s , obtains several rescriptions and then has these prescriplions filled at several iharmacies around town. Nor is the program reaching who work long drivers, for in- one week. Marijuana proved to be the primary drug abused. In a March Ozark Guidance Center ncwsleUer which Dina Williams helped prepare before leavin noted , her that position, federal it was funding hose people lours (truck stance) and use "speed" to keep the program iicm awake. Asked what offers those who are referred. VIrs. Cromwell said the first :hing she does is try to establish a relationship wilh a clienl in order lo assist, llie clienl in figuring out why ho is using drugs. Between the time the · ! criteria somewhat limits the OGC program because it .pecifics Ihe kind of drug user vho can receive available realmenl money for problems relaled lo drug abuse. The federal crileria slipulales lhat firsl priority go toward .realing users of .heroin and opium. Second priorily is supposed lo he given to barbilu- ales and Iranquitizer users, OGC drug treatment began in July 1974 and February of this year 59 persons have participated in the treatment of the program mal Of these, 46 were female. A c c o r d i n g l o program slatistics, the average age o a client who parlicnatcd in th treatment program was 2 years. Treatment lasted average of three months and , - :hird to amphetamines, fourth :o marijuana *md hallucinogens] 3 and fifth to codeine. ,, The ncwsleUer staled lhat marijuana and cocaine are the lowest priorities on the list because these substances have not been found lo be physically Lecttire Scheduled! On Life Of Future Dr. William R. Downs, a. dinalpr for corrosion control, sctenlisl wilh (he Lyndon B. dealing wilh problems of cbrro- Johnson Space Center at Hous- y m , n the environmental and Ion Texas will deliver a public! l i c a l ° f addicting nor extremely life- threatening in Ihe amounts commonly used. So when a person is referred to the drug Ireatment program, he or .she is screened to determine whether he or she has n clinical problem resulting from Ihe use of a d r u g substance, A clinical problem exists when (CONTINUED ON' PAGE YI» l /;.*. DR. DOWNS , . . lo lecture at UA sys [ cms of space . ns-,sTu | craft. As a member . .of lha Arkansas lucsdas. - S p a c e Solar Power Develop- nowns, who is technical] *· Te he a ^ a is _ VV orki.ig assislant for advanced systems , energy systems deve- of Ihe Structures and Mechanics TM m ° a ', assessments: - wllfspeak a t l - M p P m in Room: The space scientist received M nf i n n rommunicVlioiVs h's bachelor's and master's s," r n C a| I soc1E 0 in d the S field°s fc of Tecfao.ogy: He has been ,vi.h physics, .chemistry and engi- " ^ ' 0 ^ Elected Anila Kirk of Fayellevillc, has been elccled secretary of selected classes and will dress (he meeting of ad- the University of Arkansas Devc-. lopment Council Tuesday . at He h a s w o n numerous honors from the National Aeronautics and S p a c e Admims- Iration for his wilh the nas u(;uu civ.«-Ltu ati-iiinnj « nuun. the student council of South-: In his present position,. Dr. western Baptist Theological Downs rcprespnls the Division Seminary at Fort Worth. Tex. on special (ask forces such as car. Institute of Stic is working toward a master "- ' 0 -'--- "-"-··'" ""i Aeronautics. of religious education al the school r various Apollo flights. He is an associate fellow of the Ampn- " Astronautics member of On special ItlSK luiuta aui.ii rta v..,.. ».,.... the Lunar Surface Materials! and Aeronautics: a . . "='"""'"' Special Hazards Task Group, Phi Beta Kappa Sigma X i . a n r i and serves as the Center's coor-l the American Chemical Society. ...,,, or a scampering Hopping across une yara However, was too exciting lo ignore, -., .,, _..-·--··-' · , , ~ fnnrll to Ed Bachman, who's farm is on Highway 71 south near Greenland. (TIMtSpholo by Ken Good) Playtime Down On The Farm - For The Cat

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