Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 23, 1973 · Page 4
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Friday, February 23, 1973
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"I Can Not Tel! A Lie. I Did It To Make Them Strong And Self-Reliant" From The People Far From The Jungle The Public Interest It The First Concern of This Newspaper 4 · Friday, February 23, 1973 Corps And Fees We keep hearing about a new schedule of fees at various federal recreation and camping areas. A blast of monstrous proportions has just been set off by the prestigious Bass Anglers Sportsman Society's founder and president, Mr. Ray Scott of Montgomery, Ala., against the very idea. Mr. Scott, whose claim to fame rests mostly on the fact that he pioneered professional bass fishing tournaments (holding his first such'event at Beaver Lake, with headquarters in Springdale), is nevertheless first and foremost a booster of the regular fisherman. The word he gets is that there will be a number of fees charged at all Corps of Engineers projects, such as Beaver, and he responds: "We got along fine for years before the Corps started making drain ditches out of our rivers, and bath tubs out of our lakes. I'm willing to bet we can get along without them again. It would be just wonderful if the Corps rode off into the sunset, never to be heard from again." Scott says he is gearing B.A.S.S. for a court fight on the matter, if necessary, and a stout lobbying effort; regardless. Meanwhile, Mr. Cleo Dark of Rogers, Beaver Lake project manager, says he has not yet received direct word on the fee situation, and is of the opinion that some of the "advance information" is being misinterpreted. News accounts of the system, which first appeared in the Federal Register this month, suggests Mr. Dark is correct. A Dallas, Tex., story last week indicated a fee for practically every user who gets close to a Corps impoundment. Accounts in the Texarkana Gazette and the Arkansas Gazette, however, qualify to the ex- tentent of such fees to include only the more fully developed public access areas. (Pees for areas with flush toilets and hot water showers, for instance, would rate a higher fee than those without.) There seems to be some reason to believe that use of the Corps projects, such as Beaver, will NOT involve fees for putting one's own boat in the water and going fishing. At least not at all the lake's multitude of launching spots. We hope this is the case. Chances are, too, that some public access areas -will be without charge. One mitigating factor in the fee system is that the Corps has been forced to install gates and guards in many of the areas to protect the access points from night time vandalism and disturbances. Under such circumstances a small camping fee strikes us as justified. On the other hand, we can't cheerfully accept a fee for just driving up to the lake on a pretty summer afternoon and taking a boat ride. If that's what the Corps has in mind, some changes WILL be in order. Coming Up The hurrah between Arkansas Gazette reporter Tucker Steinmetz and Secretary of State Kelly Bryant over the way one is permitted to look at public records in the Secretary of State's office almost barkens back to those cogent arguments that used to dominate recess at the playground when we were of grade school age. Noyqurnot! Yessiam! Sayswho? Says ME! Sowhat? So there! Y e a h h h h h ? YeallHHHHHHH! We say almost. In this case, freedom of information is inextricably involved, and sad to say, Secretary Bryant's attitude cannot lightly be excused. Circuit Judge Warren Wood finds that reporter Steinmetz did attempt to accommodate Bryant's office routine (as best he could), whereas Mr. Bryant made no effort to accommodate the visitot. In such a circumstance, Judge Wood has now been forced to tell the public official what he must do to make our public records PUB- Although w e know it is not what Mr. Bryant originally had in mind, his stubborn reluctance to open up the state's records makes a lot of people curious as to what may be found there. We imagine -- now that the court has had its say-- Mr. Steinmetz will soon oblige. Wine Nomenclature A winery in Oregon, which distributes fruit and berry wines in the Pacific Northwest, is promoting some of its products under new names. Among the new flavors ^ are Lovin' Loganberry, Strawberry Sneak, Adam's Apple, Smokey Pear, Raspberry Red- Eyc and Pippin Cherry. And all this time we thought a pippin was an apple and that Smokey was a bear. -Charleston (S.C.) News and Courier Arkansas Sunw 212 N. East Ave., FaycUcvllle. Arkansas 72701 Phone 44Z-6242 Published every afternoon except Sunday, New Year's Day, Fourlh of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Founded June 14, 1860 Second Class Postage Paid at Fayetteville, Arkansai MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS " The Associated Press is exclusively.«htiticd to the use for republication of all news dispatches' credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Per Month (by carrier) $2,40 Mail rates :'n Washington, Bcnton, Madiion counties Ark. aJid Adair County, Olcla. 3 months 56.00 6 months as-...' $11.00 1 YEAR ,,..,,. Jjo.W City Box Section '...'.. $24.00 Mail in counties other than above: · 3 months $7.00 · months $13.00 1 YEAR »24.0fl AIL MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE Hillside Adventures By FRED STARR Here we sit, listening to thunder and the prolonged stomp of huge raindrops. It's all happening in the short month of February. As a result of the thunder, there will he frost in May. Mayhaps we'd be smart to just wail until April to plant a garden. If. as old timers say. there are as many frosts in May as there are claps ot thunder in February, a-body won't have much left of any garden he plants in March or April. Vance Randolph, in his took on Ozark superstitions, says that hillfolks used to imagine using the word, 'thunder' during an electrical storm had a tendency to draw lightening. So they referred to thunder as 'the 'later wagon is rollin', 'or, 'they're crcssin" the old bridge now.' Some farmers were, once known to cross their 'galluses' on stormy days to guard against lightening, but the man who gets his galluses crossed accidentally, when he puts on his britches in the morning, will have bad luck all the blessed day. Our ma was a f i r m believer lhat thunder would cause her cake and bread to fall. So she never baked such in slormy weather. She also thought Ihunder would cause eggs not to hatch, and that il was responsible for the souring of milk in summertime. We've always held to the theory about April showers bringing May flowers, but just learned that April is not our wettest month. That honor goes to August. You just plain couldn't get an Ozark soil tiller to drink to that. It's usually August when he sits and goes through the agony of watching his crops gathered before their time by perennial droughts. A READER SENDS us a persimmon seed split in half, with the design of a spoon in its one side. She wanted to know if'n sich meant something, and if so, what? Again we refer to Vance Randolph's book on Ozark superstitions, a book everybody should have in his library. If you don't have it, we can tell you where to get it. Better send along a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Vance says, "If the little growth at one end, between the two halves of the seed, looks like a spoon, it means that the next summer will be moist and warm, and that everybody will raise a bumper crop. If the seed carries a tiny knife and fork, instead of the spoon, the growing, season will be unsatisfactory and many crops will fail." Those are not Vance's ideas, but what he learned by talking with hillfolks. According to the seed received, we're goin' to have big 'taters and many to the hill this year as well as a passel of other growing things. The clutching mud of the meadow is alive with robins and field larks. They are not saying much, but trying to keep warm by hurrying by air hither, thither and yon. Course they can't light on the ground and stay there very long, or else they will disappear. The whole countryside is so wet it will bog a crow's shadder. It would certainly help if it could bog a few crows. Do you happen to know it's ag'in the law to kill a robin, field lark, blue jay, brown thrasher, cardinal, a hawk of a certain breed and some owls? You can be fined up to five hundred dollars for said violation, so you boys better be careful -with your slingshots. That is not the name we once called that deadly weapon, but we can't mention it in print no more. EVERYWHERE WE GO, folks seem to be ailing. In fact, there seems to be a situation where, in the words of my good Fayelteville friend, Ralph Raney, "there's not enough well 'uns to take care of the sick 'uns." The longer we live, Hie more we come to realize that if a- body has good health, he has the world by the tail and a downhill pull. 'Course it's only natural for most of us not to m.iss the water until the well's gone dry. There's a letter from one who's cripple with arthritis, has a mint of money, but still works as if his life depended on it. "So what?" he wants to know. "Docs folks not know, along with one Charles Kingsley, 'that we act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements o f l i f e , when a l l that we need to make us really happy is something to he enthusiastic about." Somebody else has said, "Everybody needs to have some place to go and something to do comes morning." So m a n y of us seem to be eaten through with nervous un- happincss. The Contagion of the world's slow stain 'pears to have reached every mother's son and daughter. We are all bent on becoming the world's worse worriers. And it is worry that kills. So many worry constantly, and if we can't find something to worry about, we worry about that. You can purt nigh worry yourself Uiin about anything except gaining weight. OK. Go ahead and worry, you all. We're sorter like the old colored woman who says when she sets herself down to catch up on her worrying, she always goes to sleep. "Us said thrce-fourlhs of the things we worry about never happens. But on the olherhand, three-fourths of the things we don't worry about happen. So maybe, after all, things hava · tendency to balance out. To the Editor: I certainly agree w i th Mr. David Quin. The person who wrote the Feb. 9 article .has never lived in the greater Los Angeles area as I d,id for over eight years. There are miles and miles of asphalt jungle, with a few palm trees stuck her eand ttiere. The trees in the Los Angeles area are killed off by the great pollution problem they have there. My parents had to move eight years ago, 50 miles away from Los Angeles to get out of the smog area and the smog Is now as bad in Palm Springs as it was eight years ago in L.A. So, if this unsigned person prefers a city of no trees they can head, for L.A. and enjoy a real asphalt jungle for as long as their heart desires. My husband and I and our three children moved here eight years ago to get away from the asphalt jungle. We love the- beautiful trees here and the: clean outdoor fresh air that the · state of Arkansas gives us. Also, can someone please explain why there is so many, vacancies on the city of Fay-, etteville's City Appearance Committee? There are surely, many people such as myself- who would enjoy working on such a committee. Mrs. Sandra Doss Fayetteville CCato Springs Rd.) From The People On Driving To School The Washington Merry-Go-Round To the Editor: Have you ever tried to drive to three schools every morning of the school year? Try it -you'll be a wreck! The first stop isn't so bad, if the weather is good. The elementary school traffic comes a little later. Of course, dodging the deep holes in t h e lot is challenging. They've become cM friends after 9'A years! Now for the big one -Junior High! A f t e r passing through Highway 71 traffic, and construction you find the lot is s o congested that some nibthers, who don't want to "get involved," just stop on the approach street. The children open all doors and dodge traffic to the building. As you enter the lot, some father, who's "in a hurry to keep his schedule," will stop in the middle of the lot instead of pulling up all the jj« ; way. Then, there's the one who " ' parks in the most strategic spot and goes into the school "just for a minute"! We always have the car, too, who "just remembers" lunch money or permission slips! Even In White Russia Back on the street! On lo high school where all you hava to watch are speeders, double p a r k i n g , speeders, hiding smokers, speeders, a n d more chug holes. The traffic is so intimidating here that ex-, perience teaches you within a week to just s h u t your eyes, grip the wheel, and GO! By now you hurry home for a cup of coffee and a Iran- quilizer because you have to "do it all again" at 3 p.m.! Yes, they could ride the bus -- if you want to leave the house at 7 a.m., stand i n - t h s , aisles, and fight the intimidation; of the football "studs" and other minority groups. Now, before someone tak«s pen in hand to answer, let ma. assure you I know,, ironically, I'm part of the problem. With: several public school kids. I'll 1 be driving a long time and my' frustrations each morning leave me short of temper and courtesy, too! I REALLY do START out at 7:50. SMILING. (Name Withheld by Request) Fayetteville Spiro Puts Ambition On Back-Burner By JACK ANNDERSON W A S H I N G T O N -- Vice President' Spiro Agnew has decided to turn his back on presidential politics for another year or two. He has rejected the advice of political pros who are urging him to sew up the 1976 nomination before his rivals can move in on the Republican power brokers. Agnew's response to the move b y S e n a t e Republican m o d e r a t e s to block his nomination and to the increasing talk about former T r e a s u r y Secretary John C o n n a l l y f o r president, therefore, will be to lie quiet and play it cool. The Vice President has asked his partisans to suppress their ardor and to hold off their plans for a "Spiro of 1976" campaign. He placed a call, for example, to a boyhood friend in. Baltimore, I. H. "Bud" Hammerman, and asked him to stop talking to columnists about Agnew for President. Agnew would prefer to keep a low profile until the political picture becomes clearer. While he is keeping his mouth shut about the nomination, however, he is keeping his eye fastened securely on it. He has r e c e i v e d assurances that President Nixon would not say, as he has been quoted, that he favors Connally as his successor. The President has indicated, he too, intends to make no moves until the picture is clearer. He isn't expected to express a choice until he sees how the candidates do in the presidential primaries. Meanwhile, he is encouraging all prospects to compete for the nomination. The stop-Agnew move hy Republican moderates in the Senate doesn't disturb the Vice President. He doubts they will be able to unite behind a single candidate but expects them to divide the moderate vole bet- w e e n several presidential honefuls. He is more concerned-about Connally's moves. If the former Treasury Secretary makes a strong bid for the presidency, this could divide the conservative vote. Then a moderate Republican. Agnew fears, would stand a better chance of winning. LASSIE VS. ZOOM Jack Wrathcr, the millionaire producer of the popular Lassie TV series, has been helping the Nixon Administration decide what shows to kill on public television this year. One program on the cutting block turns out to be a direct rival to Wrather's famous shaggy-dog series. Lassie, now in syndication, roams the screens each week in some 180 cities, the majority of which also have public television stations. Wrather, who sits on the powerful executive board which directs the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, recommended holding up the refunding of the children's show ZOOM, which is aimed at the · same age-grour as Lassie. ZOOM, incidentally, is the second-most-watched program produced by public TV. By H. B. Dean Bible Verse ' ' W h o s o offereth praise glorifielii me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright God." Psalm 50:23 Have you spent any time in praising the Lord lately? Praise Him for what you know to he a blessing, and go a step further and praise Him for what appears to be a reversal. He has promised that it will be revealed finally .as good for people of faith. "All things work together for good to them that love the Lord..." "For he.that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit i the spirit he speakelh mysteries." 1 Corinthians 14:2 There is an intercession that goes beyond the comprehension of the intellect. Do not neglect or ignore it. "Then he answered and spake This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." Zechariah 4:6 Careful how you criticize the work of the Holy Spirit. Cooperate with Him and He will see you through the most impossible situations, ignore Him and even the smallest things can be an endless struggle. Have you received t h e Holy Ghost since ye believed?" "The promise is unto you.." Wrather denied his recommendation was a conflict of interest. "I like ZOOM," he told u s . Nevertheless. W r a t h e r participated, as chairman of CPB's program review committee, in the decision to delay funding ZOOM. Yet at the same time, public TV's three other childrens' shows were renewed. Wrather told us "to his knowledge," ZOOM and Lassie don't compete anywhere in the country. But our own quick survey of the top 20 TV markets shows otherwise. Over the last year, ZOOM and Lassie have competed for young audiences at the same time in at least two major cities -- Baltimore and Pittsburgh. The soft-spoken millionaire referred us to Campbell Soup, which sponsors Lassie, and the New York advertising firm of O g i l v y - M a t h e r , . which distributes it. "We don't consider ZOOM as competition,' Howard Eaton of the ad firm told us. "Comparing Lassie to ZOOM is like comparing the United States to New Zealand," he added icily. TRAINING-SCHOOL HOAX The Federal Trade Commission is preparing to crack down on schools which allegedly have misled applicants to believe that the courses will qualify them for airline work. They pay through the nose for the training, say FTC investigators, only to find out later that their "diploma" isn't worth the paper it's printed on. The schools, which rake in hundreds of millions of dollars a year, will be accused by the FTC of false advertising. Two of the schools under investigation are located in Kansas City and Miami. Other schools have already been served "cease and desist" orders to slop advertising that their training qualifies a graduate to work in the airline industry and that the employment picture in the industry is good. Both statements, in fact, are false. A spokesman for one of the schools told us the schools provide a needed service. "A high school kid," said the spokesman, "wouldn't have a prayer landing an airline job without prior training." But a i r l i n e personnel directors disputed this; they told us the training made no difference in their hiring practices.. (C) 1973, by UNITED Features Theyll Dp It Evety Time » I WONDERED WHY EVERYBODY\ WHAT A HOB*/.' HE WON'T BE HAPPy TILL HE'S RUN OVER BY ANOUHOR6E-; CART «,/ THE TROLLEY FROM, NEW ROQUEFORT TO HORSECH£STER-AN'THS ONE'S ME,W£ARINS THE MOTOR/AAN'S CAP- NOW HOWABOOTTHIS OPEN TROU-By--HUH? MAYBE HE'S THE REINCARNATION OF ROB NICKELS, THETROU.EY, ' CAR CONDUCTOR; MED RATHER HAVE AN OLD TRAN6FERTHAN A RAISE IN SfSBr WASHINGTON (BRR) - A joke making the rounds in Moscow concerns a man who caught a fish iiV a murky branch of the'Volga River and rushed home to cook it. When he lifted the lid of the frying pan a short time later, all he found was a meager .tablespoonful of oil sludge. This tale was related by a member of the U.S. delegation of environmentalists who recently traveled to Russia as part of an exchange program. The Americans no doubt countered w i t h the one-liner about Ohio's Cuyahoga River being the world's only body of water that is a fire hazard. But Americans and Russians alike have long since realized that pollution is no laughing matter. On Sunday, Feb. 25, the first delegation of Soviet environmentalists will arrive in the United States to begin a 10-day meeting with their American c o u n t e r p a r t s . T h e initial problems under the guidance of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). After two days in New York City and three days .in Washington, D.C.. the scientists will travel to St. Louis to see EPA's computerized air pollution monitoring network, then to the EPA Research Triangle Park in North Carolina to study atmospheric physics and chemistry. "It's all set up on a 50-50 basis," Dr. Herbert Wiser, U.S. team leader, told Editorial Research Reports. "We'll talk half the time -they'll talk half the time." The Russians should have a lot to talk about. Environmental problems in the U.S.S.R., though not as widespread as in this country, are the .menacing by-products of rapid industria- In Review NEW ENERGY POLICY. Jerome Weingarl, "Surviving the Energy Crunch," Environmental Quality, January 1973, pp. "It is a sad fact of our time that the large-scale and growing use of energy is both a central ingredient of our prosperity and a major source of environmental destruction." "At the present time, there is no national energy policy -other than to study the problem. The .federal and s t a t e regulatory agencies have produced a maze of regulations and rules many of which are unresponsive to the present situation . . . I t will become quickly intolerable unless we develop a rational strategy to manage our use of energy and From Our Files lization. Air pollution plagues most major Soviet cities, water pollution is increasing in many rivers and lakes, pesticides have contaminated vast croplands and several species of wildlife -- including the polar' hear and the rare European bison -- are endangered by- encroaching civilization. "We. will never let our problems get as bad as yours," confident" Soviet scientists told a U.S. magazine reporter last fall (Time, Oct. 16, 1972)! but Russian environmental groups campaign actively to make', sure. A giant cellulose plant on Lake Baikal -- the world's- largest fresh-water lake -- was, bitterly .opposed by environmentalists in the mid-1960s., They finally succeeded in . getting tight waste-treatment standards established. The All Russian Society f o r- Nature Preservation has 36 million members working for "rational usage and protection of natural resources." Russian "Forestry Children" clubs plant trees and shrubs and conduct wildlife protection projects. . These groups may not possess the publicity and lobbying power of U.S. environmental organizations, but they do hava an impact. Soviet environmental protection laws are fairly strict and' getting tougher.' And Russian environmental research is ahead of American" science in some f i e l d s , including atmospheric chemis~ try. w e a t h e r control, air pollution measurement an* earthquake prediction. "Each of us has a lot to learn," Dr. Wiser- said, "and we should be able to learn from each other." to guide us through the transitional period of the next three decades." "A strategic approach ta reaching these goals would require: parallel development of multiple energy source options: large-scale.; implementation of energy-conserving approaches lo the design, construction and operation of the man-made environment; public policy measures, tax and rate incentives, disincentives and constraints to encourage more efficient use of energy; along with the facilitation or creation and operation of the necessary political, tech nical and social institutions. Such measures raise the v e r y thorny issues of large-scale impact on lifestyles." How Time Flies 10 YEARS AGO Early arrivals are crowding the Mountain Inn Motor Lodge in Fayetteville for the Ozark Playgrounds Association's 43rd annual convention to begin Monday; T. J. House, executive vice president of the Bank of 15 YEARS AGO The Baldvyin Piano Co., which announced ils move to Fayetle- ville this week will lease four buildings at the Washington County Fairgrounds, w i t h another building to be constructed as the temporary site of the manufacture of electronic organs, 25 YEARS AGO Two aldermen posts and the office of municipal judge will be contested in the run-off city Democratic primary tomorrow. A 19-man Aviation Committee. headed by W. C. Morton, was selected today by the Fayette- Mulberry has been elected chairman of the Northwest section of the Arkansas State Bankers Association. Local women will join in observance ot the 77th World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 1st in St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Plans for developing the Rogers Municipal Airport art underway after more than a year of preliminary studies by the city Airport Commission. Five Fayetteville high school seniors - have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program this year. ville Chamber of Commerce to plan improvements at Drake Field. No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a tenant house on the J. R. Skillcrn farm on Goshen Road yesterday.

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