Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 20, 1973 · Page 3
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Oxford Seeks Third Term On Fayetteville School Board EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of interviews with the five candidates w h o have filed for positions on the Fayetteville School Board. The incumbents, Dr. Charles Oxford and Henry Shrove have drawn opposition and voters will cast ballots for the directors at the March 13 school election. The election of directors is the only issue on the ballot. By PAT DONAT TIMES Staff Writer Dr. Charles Oxford, who has served on the Fayetteville School Board since 1966, has filed for re-election because he feels an obligation to do what he can for the community. "I am interested in schools and in young people. I feel the schools have accomplished much during the past few years with new buildings and expansion of programs," he said. He is opposed in his bid for the three year term by Mrs. ' Anne Hanna. Dr. Oxford. 52, a native of Texarkana is administrative Weight Of Cars Is Blamed For Gas Use DETROIT · (AP) -- In re sponse to an Environmenta Protection Agency warning tha autos are using too much gaso line, about 200 members of thi Engineering Society of Detroi have discussed^ ways to slin cars. Last month, an EPA spokes man said: "The inefficiency o today's automobile is cultin deeply into the available sup plies of oil.... Steps must b taken to reduce the amount o gasoline consumed by the au tomobile." Engineers at the meeting o Monday pointed out that ga consumption is related directl to a car's weight. And some engineers blame government-ordered safety d vices for part of the recent ii crease in car weights. The typical medium-sized ca increased in weight from 3,71 to 3,930 pounds between 19f and 1972 and could reach 4.5C pounds in four years unles new technology and materia are used, engineers said. ce president at the University Arkansas where he did his ndergraduate work. He holds doctorate in chemical engi- eering anj did post graduate ork at the University of innesota and the University of klahoma. He served two years the Naval Air B'orce and ined the staff of the Universi- f here in 1948. He is married, and he and is wife, Rae, are the parents .two daughters, Mrs. Connie harel and Cathy, a junior, n a j o r i n g in elementary ducation at the University. The biggest problem facing chools today is proper finan- ing, Dr. Oxford said. "If the roperty, tax, the traditional leans of financing schools, is ost, then other equitable taxing measures must be instituted. I :el it is very necessary to maintain a balance between tate, local and federal funding nd I Avould hate to see a time ome when local school boards ose control of how school funds re handled," he said, "We have a well coordinated nd balanced program in the "ayetteville schools. There is ome feeling t h a t more em- )hasis needs to be placed on music throughout the system," Dr. Oxford said. "The program at west cam- ius. which provides yocational- echnical education is a good me and if federal funding is cut for these programs I would lope they could continue, with lossible support from the local lusiness concerns. It is valuable training for both · high school ind adults and I certainly hope t will not be phased out," he said. Dr. Oxford gives top priority to providing a quality program which prepares students for college or for a job and a top notch faculty which can give guidance to young people being prepared for life. "We have that in the Fayetteville schools now," he said. 'I would favor the immediate establishment of kindergartens in Fayetteville as soon as funding is available," Dr. Oxford said. Dr. Oxford 'sees the school board as strictly a policy making .body. "The public should feel free to consult with the directors but the individual director has no authority and implementation of policy is the responsibility of the staff working in cooperation with the School Board," he said. A 10-minute lunch used to be a jelly sandwich . and milk. Now it's soup and a hot turkey sandwich with the Magic Chef Microwave Oven NOW ONLY Magic Chef, MICROWAVE OVEN Open Monday end Thursday Evenings Till 8;30 DR. CHARLES OXFORD . . feels obligation to community Diverse Comment Follows Weekend Drug Arrests LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The rrest of more than 70 persons n drug charges Sunday in Pu- aski County drew diversified omment Monday. George L. Cook, f.oreman of he Pulaski County Grand Jury, aid the raids "just scratched he surface of illegal drug traf ic" in the county. He said he was convinced hat mass arrests could be made at two-week intervals i aw enforcement agencies had unds available to hire th number of people needed to d' he job. Mrs. Judith Rogers, speaking 'or the American Civil Liber ties Union, said Little Rock po ice had set out "to maximize IB discomfort" and minimize lie protection of the civil rights if those arrested. She said '.he police had pur- loscly made the arrests during he long holiday weekend so tti" uspects could not m a k e bond mmedialely nor appear before a judge for a reduction of bond ir a preliminary heariint fn 'probable cause" for the ar- ·est. Still Shining SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- A ign blazoning "Peace on Earth" atop San Jose's tallest building svill continue to shine until all American prisoners ol war return, vows the building' manager. The 24-toot-tall neon sign was lighted on the 18-story Prune Yard Tower offices during tin Christmas season, then was dark until the Vietnam cease fire was announced on Jan. 23 It has been on each nigh since. KfllH NEWKOUSE, ClU 1111 E. 8id B «wty Drive Foyer Phone: 443-4661 NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE " iv THE QUIET COMPANY orthweit Arkanio. Tt|WES, Tu.»., F«b. 20, 1973 · AVITTKVILLC, ARKANSAS Named For LBJ KEY BISCAYNE. Fla. (AP) -- Legislation designating the annccl Spacecraft Center in ouston, Tex., as the Lyndon . Johnson Space Center, has cen signed by President Nix- n. "By his vision and his work nd his support. Lyndon Johnon drew America up closer to ic stars; and, before he died e saw us reach the moon--the first great plateau along the way," Nixon said Monday in signing a Senate resolution giving the late president's name to the center. "Get with the Girls who make it" FABRIC CITY HARD of HEARING? Mr. Graham Meadville, Certified Hearing Atd Audt- ologlst, who has serviced this area for over 10 year*, will be in Fayerlsville at the Townhouse Motel, 215 North College Ave., 1-5 p.m., Thursday, February 22 to demonstrate the latest "Living Sounds" HEARING AIDS 10% Discount on Batteries, Repairs and Service- All Makes BETTER HEARING AIDS, INC. 815 Garrison Ave. Phone 785-9850 Fort Smith, Arkansas Maqnavox Sale! 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