SECTION c FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 1976 Aerial Progress Shown By KiU.I'll IVY ' TIM US. SI nl I Writer Persons interested in aviation history and also those wh o a'dmire the skills of a precision model makpr should enjoy the special e x h i b i t f e a t u r e d now at the Washington County Library. , Displayed arc SO model airplanes built to identical scale Ihn*. trace the development of military aircraft from thÂ£ opening of World War I to the closing shots of World War II. The collection is (he work ol Tuck Boys of Fayelleville, and reflects the knowledge learned! from assembling n bout 2,0 [10, model planes over thfl past 20 years. , ': . T h e small-scale plastic models (1:72) are detailed down 16 the struts and wiring on the "earlier biplanes and to the antennas, machine-guns, and tmdershmg bomb loads of the World Wur II aircraft. Accuratei camouflage patterns and correct squadron markings add lo the appeal of the small planes. Accompanying each model is a brief historical description prepared by Boys, explaining what is significant about each plane and" what it contributed to Ihje overall development of aerial warfare during the SO year span, - The collection begins with E 191G Fokkcr DR i, which was the favored aircraft of several German aces during the Great War, including such famous ones as the "Red Baron," Man- frfid Von Richlofen. It includes post-war design! such as Russia's stubby 1935 fighter, tbe Pobkarpov 1-1G When first introduced to tin Russian Air Force, it acquired a reputation as a killer of inex perienced or Incautious; pilots Drice mastered however, it] aecarne a nimble and cfleclivc aircrp.ft. II was used hy both sides during the Spanish Civil War wh ere 51 was known as "Rata" or."Mosca" (Rat or Fly in Spanish). -Two fa-med fighters of World War II are also shown, America's P-5I Mustang and Germany's Messerchmill ME-109 E. The Mustang was originally built to RAF specifications. Powered hy a Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, it was considered by many to he the ultimate Â· single-engine fighter of World War H. Germany's classic ME-109 E was produced in larger numbers than any other piston- engine fighter. It's productEot life was one of the longest o any aircraft, Ihc Eirsl being made in '1935, and. the last in (TIMESpliolQ by Halph Ivy) MODEL OF P-3B LIGHTNING . . . painted with invasion stripes jor' the Normandy landing, rests on a 1943 copy of an air-, plane xpttter's handbook, _ / 19G2 (built under license in Spain). In spite of its early design dale, the ME-109 at the end of World War II could still fly and fight on even terms with the best aircraft produced by Germany's opponents. One of fhc last models displayed depicts th/j F-84 ThundcrieL, which flew shortly before the end of WWII and helped usher in the jet era. Assembling the models a n d compiling Ihe information, look long hours, bul for Boys il liar h,oen, anil continues to be enjoyable work. "I guess you could call me a "closet" model maker," Roys joked referring to the slight unease h e ' might feel whet rummaging through the mode plane section at busy toy stores "But it can't lc nil 12-ycar-oki, kids building models, the models are getting too-expensive for that." Although he loo was an avid mode] plane builder as a youngster. Boys became interested i n . t h e historical value of models.while a freshman in college. ."I became serious'in history,' 1 he said, "and I realize'd a well-built model was ' a s - v a l i d . a historical document as a photograph or a drawing. maybe more so because the model is a three-dimensional object." College also taught him the value of using reference materials to check accuracy, and about ID y.ears ago he began building his models from within that framework. Thai first serious collection eventually grew to about 100 models, mostly World War II fighter aircraft. "I eventually traded it off. It contained some Rood work, but the planes were of ali diffcr.ont scales. 1 .wanted lo do something belter,' 1 Boys aald. The presenl collection gave! him Ihf chance. By confining bis work to one scale ne could more dramatically depict the; many changes that have,' takf n place in combat aircraft. The collection, however, is lot complete. "There should be more Japanese a i r c r a f t , planes from the Pacific theater, and big plan.es, bombers," he said. "Especially a B-17. Who ever heard of a World War II collection without the old Flying Fort." Boys' interest in airplanes, both as a model maker and as a historian, undoubtedly stem from his father's, long career with the U.S. Air Force. On flight status most of his 25 years service, the elder Roj s is now retired in Georgia "I built him a model of the old A-2Q bomber that he flew in World War II," Boys said, "f spenl three weeks on it. Its the best model I ever built." Besides information contained in the school and local libraries Boys relies on his own collection of aircraft magazines, especially issues of "Air Classics" and "Scale Modeler" magazines which he has com- nii"'l for fhe past five yt-irs He is also a student pilot in the University of Arkansas Flying Club, and expects to do more Hying this summer when his studies towards a B.A. in 'archeology should oe com- plcfe-d. He expects t h e r e will he littto time devoted to model making any time soon. "I probably won't do any more models this summer. I'll be out then. For model making Ihc weather has to he right," Roys said. But he immediately added, "I enjoy modeling. I really do. It's something f feel comfortable about. And I think it can be an art. form like any other art if you do it right." T-."' i-.o- i.; d-ing it right the viewer has only lo visit the library where the planes will be exhibited for the next two weeks. Ho may fac^ some tough critics because members of the Antique Airplane Association nrc to he there for a public t a l k April 22. But from the comments of those that have already spen the collection. Boys should pass the test. iTLMESphoto by Rail* lvy\r AT THE WORK TABLE . . . beside Hie scale models of military aircraft, wMcliis Boys main interest, he also enjo pulling together an occasional balsa icood flying moid: Â· "Â· '. Â· Â· Folk Center Plans: New Living Library Grant Allows Court To Expand By JACK WALLACE TIMES Stfilf Writer A 'federal grant of almost $ 6 0 , 0 0 0 h a s enabled t h e Washington County Juvenile Court to expand its program in an effort to meet tbe needs of the county's youth, according to chief probation officer Howard Helm. The granl. funded by the Arkansas Commission ot\ Crime and Law Enforcement (ACCLE provides a total of $59,971 to ho used by the court to expand its program. - (ACCLE) furnished 90 \ier cent ($53,975) of tbe : funds, while remaining 10 per ecnt the provided by ,thc county and the slat/3 ($2,998 each). Helm said the money ha* allowed the creation of four nev positions within the covtr system and will 1 furnish not oms t h e - new personnel, bu professional services, equipment, supplies and otlv?r items The new; positions include youth services officer Morr" . Springer (formerly the cour counselor^, the director c volunteers En probation, Mis Donna V a n . Kirk, director ( community resources Charl/; Â· i o g a n and ad.ministrativel ssislant Mrs. Kay Stevens. Springer's duties include the dmi nisi ration of psycological csling 'and interpretation, the iroduction of individualized action plans, consultation ilher matters. In addition and Springer's division and the court have for the court, such as short i t e r m foster homes, ;; the development oT vocational 'oppurlunities, cormtnunity based alternatives t o traditional correctional methods and public relations." Â· Mrs. Stevens, w h o - h a s tbe court's secretary, will be responsible for the supervision of expanded program, ihe court] lopes to accomplish-15 goals: ' --An /anticipated increase of '25 per ceiit r "in. the' total contracted with the Ozark! all clerical help, the main '.Guidance Center and the tenancc of all correspondence n i v e r s i t y of Arkansas' svchological Clinic to provide idditional support ,, The UA Clinic, under Ihc terms of the contract, will 'also provide two clinicians to assist Springer- Bob Pe'rrin and Steve Nichols, The two UA clinicians arc to be supervised by the Clinic's Â« - - - - Â· - - director, sell. Clifford NEW DUTIES Hir- Miss Van Kirk's duties will include (be coordination of the Volunteer Probation Officer VPOs/ who "arc . assigned to recruitment, and supervision ol the court's more, than 150 VPO's, who arc assigned to work with part of - t b e county's 25.000 youth. Bogan is to seek out and dcevlop community resources and bookkeeping, as well. as oilier duties. Replacing Mrs. Stevens secretary will be Miss Palti West, currently working on a master's degree in Â· social voHare at the UA. Mrs.' Paula Weaver, the court's intake officer, wil: remain in that position, but wil be able to devote more time lo her duties as intake officer. Mrs. Weaver had previously administered th3 .VPO program in addition to intake, both full time jobs. Hehn said lhal initiation of the expansion will'close some of the gaps in services to the county's youth. By doing so. Helm said, both the quantity and quality of services will be enhanced. Helm said that with t h e caseload; Helnv pointed out that the increase will .not be due lo an increase in Ihc juvenile crime rate, bul lo increased availability of services. - An increase in.Ihe number of VPO's by 100. due lo recruitment in outlying areas and supportive services. -An increase in .community involvement, as exemplified by [he active interest of 20 public member Youth Advisory Board 5Â£ members will rcprcscn the nine school districts of th county. --The availability of an propriate training materials t each school district to actdres the issue of youlh and the law -The promotion of yout involvement in activities of preventive n a t u r e relating i crime and delinquency I means of staff appearances ,ti address the student bodies of the nine school districts. By CHAIG OGlLVtE | One of the "must" places to visit in Arkansas during Iht 1976 A m e r i c a n Revolution ULccnlcnninl year is lhÂ» Ozark Folk Center al Mountain View. or those who have been there Ireaay, its worth a return trip ris year. PIan s arc being developed to pgrade the Center as a "living ibrary" of Ozark history. The goal of the plan is to establish a national resource storehouse or universities, schools and ndiviuuals in search'of aulhen- icaled knowledge of the Ozark heritage culture. Still in the early stages of planning, -the program- will- include a repository of music, old legal documents, books, old newspapers,.; authentic,.artifacts and recordings which will serve as an invaluable source of information to future generations. Another part *f the plan callsf for converting the .18 Ozark crafts handed down from past generations. The crafts forum is open from 10 a.m. to G'p.m. daily. Visitors are on their own as they strol I from shop to shop, learning the rudiments '"of- spinning, .candle dipping,- basket weaving a n d - many other hiU arts; A gift shop offers hand-" CONTINUED ON PAGE 5G Â·".-" -The assistance to 75 in- liv'flua 1 ""iih t o f'nd suitable . D - ._ - gainful employment in for alternative service in lieu ar ^ s not normally attended lo and private agencies as settings [ an[ ] of incarceration. -An increase of 10 in the number of temporary placements. -An increase of 25 by the existing employment -The provision of regular and ; intensive training lo VPOS. Hie Â· --Tbn enhanced ability of the j fhc staff to assist the public , ,,. defender's office and Ihe ~A 20 por cent increase in the I juvenile delinquency section ol total number of youth diverted the UA Legal Aid Clinic by numb,-? of volunteers .on court's Youth Hotline. from entrance into the criminal justice system by -means of 001 adjudication. --A reduction of 10 per cent i n . t h s number nf adjudicated youth who commit a new ot- fensc while on probation. " reduction of 10 ncr cent alternatives to irarccT'itinn. ial offering alti Helm said that the implementation of the expansion \'ir h n n i M t all peemenls nf the county community. Youth creased ' and better ]ualitj ,,, the number of adjudicated services; the VPOs and olhsr dinators. youlh no longer under the court volunteers wilj 'H 1 more composed supervision' of tbe court who subsequently commit - n e w offenses. - -A 7ero rate of recividism Folk Center craft buildings into. "scenes of the past" by redecorating the interior of each. Some will become pioneer" living rooms; others will resemble frontier kitchens, blacksmith shops. - Icathenvork rooms and woodcraft shops. All will maintain n theme decor from tbe '1820-120 period, LIVING LIBRARY Here, visitors will see tbe t "living library" in action asi 0 z a r k artists demonstrate wheel potler, broom making basketry, quilling; doll making and many other typical ' fire | side industries 1 ' come n l U c .is. craftsmen explain how and' what they are doing. Much of tbe "living library" work will, by necessity, be done on a private donation basis, with the Committee of 100 assisting Folk Center coo'r- The committee is of 100 Arkansas (the return to a .slate (raining school of any youth who has been there previously) ADVISORY ItOAKH -The fee live establishment and sponsorship of a knowledgeable and skillful; the women interested i.n promoting citizenry will be more informed, involved and responsive tc the needs' of the youth; law enforcement agencies will experience improved relations with y o u t h ; the taxpayers will be gelling more for their money " the court will no longer and ef- b e 17-' dcrstfltrcd. o VP rwork ed and u n- Top Honor Is Won TIMESphok by Kin Oood) FBLA STATE WINNERS Miss Teresa Fields, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Fields, Jr.. was chosen "Miss FBLA" al Iho Arkansas Slate Leadership Conference of Future Business Leaders oE America held In Little Rock this pasl weekend. This ' is the highest honor bestowed on a female business student, after qualifying from written examinations and personal interviews with distin- , guished husincssmen in the ' stale. With the honor, a $500 scholarship was awarded. Hiss Fields is ranked number one in the 1976 g r a d u a t i n g class of Faycllcvilc High School, where . sho is a member of National Honor Society, and president of Mu Alpha Theta and Astra Club. She is enrolled in the Honors Program al the Unlver sity of Arkansas Â«nd will have 10 hours lo her credit at (lie end of the semester. OTIIKK AWARDS In the area of skills, three students won awards. Linda I.angham, daughter of Jlr. am Mrs. Claude I.angham, woi first place in Junior Accounting from Â« field of approximate!) ._ 80 students. Sho is a memhe of National Honor Society, Cappella Choir, and Lairguag Club. David Evans, son of Williai taking tap state honors In FBLA leadership conference are., Irani lf.lt, front row, l.inaa i, Evans, won second place i IJingriam, Teresa Fields, and June Black f bach row) Paul Leonard and'-Tlarjjd Evans, Data Processing. He at the Center! They ill be especially active during this Dicenlonnial year, planning special activities al the Center. The Folk Ccnlcr gates will open on Saturday, May 1 for Ihe 1976 regular Â· season. Although closed each Monday and Tuesday during May. Ihe Center pick up an "open RETURNS TO FAYETTEVILLE . . Michael Duel, Peace Corp Volunteer Volunteer Wor/cer Served \n Africa ember of Xutional Honor ocicly. Placing second in Eco omics was Paul Leonard, .son Mr. and Mrs. Hay Leonard, aul is a member of National onor Society. These two stu- ents are enrolled in Account- ig II and Cooperative Office Iducalion, at the high school,' nd arc employed part time at vo local hanks. June Black, daughter of Mr. nd Mrs. Fred Black, was the ecipicnl of a Phi Beta Lambda cholarship. The Phi Beta .a mod a cba pier s in th e o 1 1 e g e s und uniye iroughout the state give TWO cholarships annually to oul- lanriing high school business tudcnts. June is a member r/E Vational Honor Society. She ;nrotted in Shorthand and COR mrl is employed part time at he University of A r k a n s a s law daily" schedule June i and continue through October 31. All facilities will also he open for the Arkansas Folk Festival slated the last three weekends' in April. This year wil! mark the 14th year for the cvent,- which has made the town of Mountain View known around the world as the "Folk Capital of America". A cooperative effort of the Folk Center and the city of Mountain View, the festival icludcs, in addition lo the rafts and music at the Center, bitf handicraft show staged the Ozark Foothills Handi- ra ft Guil d near it s Sylatnorc Ir.ift Shop, two miles north of By PAT :DOXAT TIMES Staff Writer Michael Duel), gra- ichool. Arkansas FHLA chapters number 140 with more than fiOO( m e m b e r s . Approximately 2000 members attended the con 'crenee. Miss Fields and Miss Langham, along with ,ill Eirsl Â»lace winners, will rcpresem Arkansas at the National FDLA Conference to be held in Juno in Washington, IXC. T h e Fayetleville FBLA chuptcr, with 100 members, i sponsored by Mrs. Elil McAlli-sler, Miss Pat Kelly Mrs. Janet Glower and Mrs Marguerite Cowan. duate of Fayetteville High School is back in Fayctteville after two years as a Pence- Corps Volunteer (PCU) in Africa. Assigned to the Ministry of Public Works al Danju!, capital of "The Gambia," the y o u n j civil engineer was imprcssci with the over-all peaceful at- i mosphcre in lite small Africa country. "There were no violent crimes and the people arc gentle and friendly," he said. A graduate of Ihe University of Arkansas College of Engineering, Mike worked on the slaTf designing and constructing bridges for the young country, .fountain Iwy. 95. , View on Arkansas This year, the craft show will c presented April 23-25. 'arades and impromptu jam sessions along with musicals staged by various groups wil jlso highlight the three week- Â·Â·nils of f u n . Dogwoods and red' mils are al their height then md (he countryside is a natural garden of color. VISIT TO CGNTKIl A visit to Ihe Center begins with a ride on a motorized "people mover" from the parking lot almost straight up drafts to the visitors center are displayed licrc ant Ihe welcome includes an oricn tatton slide presentation in an adjoining building. A $2 ad mission fee ($1 for children 6 1E admits visitors to the Ccnlc grounds. Here, the craftsmen home" in their n a t u r a l setting as they demonstrate ancicn ained its freedom from ears ago. There were between 30 to -10 vhich gained its :olonialism I I y eace corps workers in the ounlry and Duell said they ere well accepted. Prior " t o -orkcd for the Cooper Commu- ities and at Sterling, Colo. He selected Africa because he vantcd to see the "other side f the world" and also to per orm a h u m a n i t a r i a n service. STUDIED LAN'GUAGE Before his assignment he un Icrwent a month in intensiv tudy of Madinka, which i spoken up river, and Wollol sponkcn around the capital. Th words "hot" and "cold" ' a "passionate" and "peaceful," 'When I left they wished m a good trip home and hope i would greet my parents wit a cold.body," he said. But language obstacles di not create the frustration tba a lack of dependability and rcl ability of machinery did for th engineer. "There is no sue thing as a completion date for construction and for that matter most .contracts are open ended as far as expense is concerned. Workers didn't get things dona when they said they would ana* machinery broke down. Improvising was the numc of thÂ» game," Duell said. It took a little getting used to, but Duell found the native diet, chiefly rice and fish, satis- ing. He even got so he found, icnechen," soup made of pea- uls, rice and meat palatable. TOURISM GROWING The country's main crop il e n n u i s but tourism is Gcoming an important source- income with development of any beautiful beaches, Duell aid. While the country has some i o d e r n medical facilities, lany people still rely on the .icdicine men. But many also clirvc strongly that "if you a v e ' a [Ai in you geE an injec- on." The taxi, ranging from fiyÂ« o nine passengers, is the chief , node of transportation. Passengers can ride 12 miles for J8 ents, but with the world's upply of oil dwindling and iccoming more expensive thi-5 von't last long and transporti- ion can become n serious prob- em in the country where the average salary is $2 a day. "Juell said. . Duell is grateful for the experience nnri recommends service in the Peace Corps. "Each volunteer has a different experience but it i s a worthwhile Â·nlurc end I recommend it," he said. He plans to enroll for the fall semester at the U n i v e r s i t y ' l o work for his master's degrea in engineering.
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