Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 19, 1976 · Page 7
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 19, 1976
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JWWIA^ ECO-LOGVE By PEGGY.FlilZZELL" TIMES Staff Writer It you haven't taken a stroll clown Dickson Street lately, then you haven't had the chance to appreciate some of the new signs. Several of the street's merchants have found themselves some signmakers who must enjoy working with wood, if the finished products a r e a n y indication. ' · , . · . While most of the signs have wood as a common denominator, each remains its individuality and offers a pleasant image to the eye. Here, it's only fair to note that some shops and businesses in other parts of town have also hung attractive signs that are in keeping with the city's sign ordinance. Mission Street is one such example. And when people begin to look at their shops with an eye to the aesthetic, they look at more than Just the signs. Several stores, or blocks of stores, have repainted their buildings and the trim around the doors and windows. I am sure customers appreciate this just as they appreciate businesses' landscaping efforts. Trees, flowers, and shrubs seem to soften the edges of those barren but necessary parking lots. This attention to our immediate environment is refreshingly nice. ' · Well, it took more than 15 hours of telephoning around for the University of Arkansas' Union Symposium Committee to find two persons who wduld agree to speak in behalf of the proposed Northwest Arkansas expressway. But the committee finally did. The committee plans to hold a free, open discussion Tuesday night on the expressway in light of the upcoming public hearing on the highway's Draft Environmental Impact Statement. (That hearing is scheduled for early May, although the exact dale has not been set.) Tuesday's program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the University's Science-Engineering Auditorium. When the Union Symposium Committee first decided to set up the discussion, they chose to ask two people to represent each view -- for the proposed road and against the proposed road. Expressway opponents seemed eager for the opportunity, hiit the committee had a long, difficult time finding two people to support the highway at the discussion. This is not to imply that expressway proponents are limited "in number. They most certainly are not. But it is puzzling that the'com- mittee members encountered such a slow response from, highway backers. Those who, did agree to speak in favor of the expressway, as it,is outlined in the impact statement include Hoy Clinton of the Northwest Action Committee and Stu Frossef of the Arkansas Bus and Truck Association. Prosser was committed enough to agree to drive all the way from Little Rock to participate in the program. Speaking against the Arkansas Highway Department's plans will be Ted Guhman of the Citizens Expressway Coalition and Ben Johnson IV of the Western Ozarks Conservation Coalition. The Symposium Committee may have found a way to prevent the discussion from turning into an emotional free-for-all. The forum is set up so that four persons (two reporters and two committee members) will ask the panel questions about the highway after each side has had a chance to present its position. Only after the reporters and committee members have asked their questions and heard the answe'rs will the discussion be opened to the audience. Hopefully, at this point, the audience will respect each other's right to speak. It is easy, but crass to allow.ioneself to get involved in a situation where each side tries to out-shout, out-argue, and out-boo the other. That's just not what free speech is all about * * * t » Did you hear about the New Games Tournament It was held--or rather played--at the Fayettevill High School gymnasium last month, and it was a Success (with a capital "S"). The purpose of the tour namcnt was to launch students into the idea of find ing ways today to shape tomorrow's environment The tournament, a lecture by Paolo Soleri, the famous architect who combines architectural principles with ecological ones, and a mini-course for students were all packaged into this futures program entitled, "En counter Tomorrow." ' ' . ·' Coming to grips with tomorrow's environment to day gives us a chance to have a say about how we want our world to change. The New Games Tourna ment, for. example, offers an alternative way to enjo' sports..With New Games, you participate with othe people rather than just watch a select few play. With the joyful and sharing atmosphere set by thi tournament and with Soleri's eye-opening visions o future cities, the stage has been well-set for the high school's futures mini-course. The first presentation i will be held Tuesday in the high schoo at 8:35 a.m. and is open to the public. Rene Diaz wil talk about how architecture affects the quality of lif and will show slides of College Avenue as it once look ed, and as it looks now. In this way Diaz will demon strafe how architecture affects our future environ ment. Creale Habitat (CONTINUED. ON PAGE 3d) Park Service Wants Visitors To Live History Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Monday, April 19, 1976 r,\YKTTi:viLr,E, AIEK^SSAS EDITOR'S NOTE: The o Mowing Is a column written y Ben Motfett of Ihe ! a 1 i o n a 1 Parks Service. loffcfl's weekly articles denl ilb places to visit in Ihe outhwesl portion of Ihe laUon. A good way to grah a slice :ie past so vividly (hat you'll vcr forget it is to participate a "living history" program. "Living history" is a term ;ed by the National Park ervice to dcscirbe a method presenting the past so that park visitor can see, smell, ch, hear and taste it ay t h a t , could never .be uplicatcd in a textbook. In a earlier article, we lolc ou about one portion of t h e yndon ! B. Johnson Nationa istoric Silc-the LBJ Ranch oday we'd like to talk abpu 1 :e Johnson Settlement part o ie site, whore history lives. The frontier heritage that hapcd the life of our 3Gth resident is recalled at the ohnsons Settlement, located'in ohnson City, Tex. After a brief rienlation in the park visitor enter, walk -across the street nd take a guided lour through he Former president's boyhood mc. On this 20 minute four, you'll ee Ehe home President Johnson ved in. from age five. Here re' some of t h e symbols nd images that helped struc- ure his view of how the world ught to be. WAGON RIDE After touring the Boyhood lome and the oottier buildings n the area such as tha wash- ouse, barn and outhouse, you' r e ·eady. to begin participating in ie historical past. How does . wagon ride sound? . You're welcome to take a mile or horse-drawn wagon ride o a nearby area where Lyndon ohnson's grandparents lived in he 186Q's. Qualified mule kinners will take you to the cUlcment area while chatting vith you about the background distance is about a quarter mile. After your tour of the Johnson City site, you're only haif done, Tjuke highway 290 for 15 mites west and yoou are at the LBJ Slate Park and LDJ Ranch area. Another three hours is required to see Ihts equally i n t e r e s t i n g spot on the Pedernalcs Uivcr. If you are planning a vacation Right, Around Home, write the National Park Service, P.O. Box 72S Room H-6 Santa Fe, N.M. 87501, fo ra trip planning guide to those parks within an easy drive of your home. NWF Schedules Workshop Dales Americans looking for ? unusual vacation this year can renew their link with nature in Ihrcc on tdoor v aca i ion opportunities offered by the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Summits program. Conservation Summits are six-day outdoor workshops designed - f o r people of all ages with every type of nature interest. Each Summit is tailored to its location and provides a wide range of nature-oriented activities for participants, including families with children. T h e Federation's tbree Summits for 197S are: -- Blue REdge Summit: Black Mountain, North Carolina June 26-July 2 -- Rocky Mountain, North f tbe Johnson family. Hop off the wagon at the Population Explosion The pastime of pigeon feeding the Boston Common can lead to m o r e birds tlian one can haiidje. (AP Wivcnlioio) ; _ Bay Products Made To las| e x h i b i t center - a modern mil ding constructed of native ock-and get a firm grip on he two time periods you'll be coking at here. The first period, 1SG7-1872, deals with the 'resident's grandparents and he open-range cattle industry of the American west; Ihe second time period, 1872-1900, nterprets 1 the close of the open- range cattle industry in the Hill bounty and the conversion of the frontier to a settled agriculture and stock cattle economy. Living history abounds in this area. Smell the food cooking on the open fire place, as meals are prepared in th'e I860's log house. Talk lo the blacksmith as he shoes horses or repairs articles used at the historic site in this shop, patterned after one from the 1890's. VIEW CATTLE Look at the longhorn cattle Carolina J-Jiie 26, July 2 -- Rocky Mountain Summit; 'Estcs Park, Colorado July 4-10 -- Adirondack Mountain Summit: Silver Bay, New York August 1-7 , Among the activities offeree at these Summits are fresb water biology, wildlife ecology backpacking, outdoor cooking Folk history, bird ing, naturp p h o t o g r a p h y , \vildflower identification. geology, and astronomy. Each course is conducted by an expert, in t h a t field. Teachers or students can earn academic credit through participation in a Conservation Summit. For more information on all aspects of : the Summit programs,' including price and courses, write to: NWF Conservation Summits, Dept. JG, 1412 Ifilh St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 2003G. lastured in a nearb: lust rat ing - the type ·by of field cattle (be Johiisons were coljecting and diving to Kansas in the 1867-1872 era. Nalional Park Service personnel, dressed in historic costume, are stationed in the area, doing another era. the chores of You can ask questions or make observations as you tour the historic John Bruckner Barn, the James Polk Johnson Barn, the S a m Ealy Johnson Log House and a stone building that served, at various times, as a .cooler house, a smokehouse and a storehouse. When you've finished soaking in the sounds, smells, and sights of this historic area, which'will lake an hour or so, you can catch a wagon back to the Boyhood Home or you can walk back over a marked path. The Money Uses Listed Stale drinking w a t e r ; pro grams compatible with the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act a r e eligible for $7.5 million Erom tbe Environmental P r o t e c t i o n Agency for developing a n d administering these programs, Recording to a Commerce Clearinghouse Report. C C H ' s ".Urban Affairs Reports,", where the above, item appeared, said that stales can use the funds for. Ihe followinj purposes: -- to formulate and adop state drinking water standards at toast as tough as'the EPA's federal standard. -- to adopt a program to certify laboratories performing drinking water analysis, -- to conduct surveillance programs, such as sanitary sitr veys-of water systems, -- to review the deign, coi The Federal Energy Administration's energy saving tips for the month of April include Ihe following ones. A layer of dust on radiators carr -waste energy and money since the dust blocks Ihe transfer of heat into the room. To save energy, dust your radiator surfaces frequently. Since the snows are over in ibis p a r t of the · county, drivers with snow tires should consider removing these IJrps 'and replacing them with the regular one. Snow tires reduce gasoline economy. Buy products that are ties ig tied to last. By using more durable products, you help save the energy needed in manufacturing new goods and materials Save energy by keeping ypiu refrigerator and freezer well stocked, but not. over-filled. A h a 1 f - c m p t.y refrigerator or freezer runs longer lhan a fu'" one because the air space i larder to keep cold than chilLec bods and liquid. A good way to save gasolim struction .or modification d r i n k i n g water Ireatmen facilities to assure thei capabilities lo produce wate which meets applicable stan dards, and INTERIOR DECORATING Mai.* jour hotn« more allracdvi and m l f t d - t n jour needs. WHp wilfa all- Important ttlor OMdlnaEtofl. , · MIllV INTERIORS Sharla Mills 521-1319 Box 254 Fayetleville is simply to relax. Tense, aggressive drivers generally arc chroic lane changers and must shift constantly between, the accelerator and the brake. Steady d ri ving pattern s can Efcvc 20 per cent or more in gasoline. Save cooking lime and energy by frequently cleaning the heat reflector below the heating element on your stoVe. Accumulated grease or dirt increases cooking lime. Don't waste hot water and Ihe energy it .takes lo heal it by using it with a food disposal. If you have a food disposal use cold water to flush down the food. Apart from being an energy-saver, the cold water improves the efficiency of the disposal by solidifying the grease in the sink so it can be ground up and washed away more easily. Why waste time and energy £oing to a store if there's E chance they don't have the item you want in stock? Telehone ahead and save. D on 1 1 w asle e nergy when you're working in Ihe yard with gasoline-powered equipment. Turn the equipment o f f . when- you take a break, even for. a - f e w minutes. Idling the engine wastes gas. Whenever possible, use major appliances such washing machines or dishwashers during early morning hours or late evening hours or on. weekends. This helps conserve the nation's energy supply because if everyone -- householders, schools, offices, and factories -- uses a lot of energy at the same time, utilities must use t/?ss energy-efficient equipment to meet'the high demand. Always close the damper; In your fireplace when it's not in use. Otherwise heated or. cooled room air just goes up the chim- r.ey, and your energy costs increase. · · · . " - ' . ' Don't peek in the 'ovgn any more than you have l~o~ unlqss your stove has one 'of those c o n v e n i e n t over .windows.- Every time you open tbe"bV,fen, In/}, temperature drops 25 to "50 degrees und extra energy','is needed to heat it to the proper temperature again. ,:.-'. ';'·.' If you're in the market ' f o r a new television, . consider buying a black ar,d,,. wliite model, especially if you, plan, to use it as a second or,extra set. . ·'- .; Homeowners : can celebrate the Bicentennial year by participating in an officially- recognized Bicentennial activity -- the creation of a mini-refuge for wildlife in their own back- yarrfs. T h e National Wildlife Federation's three-year old Backyard Habitat Program has been designated an official Bicentennial project by tbe American Revolution Bicentennial Administration (ARBA). The habitat program is aimed al encouraging homeowners fc transform Iheir gardens and 1 yards inlo dependable sources of food, water, and shelter for wildlife. · Since the program" began in 1973, the Federation has certified more than 400 backyards across America as suitable wildlife habitat. The Federation, the nation's largest conservation education organization, is offering a free set - of materials and information to those interested in the Backyard Habitat Program. Each packet tells how individuals can apply to havo their yards certified by NWF find gives specific suggestions for the types of plants to be used in various parts of the country to help attract wildlife. The Backyard Habitat information can be obtained by writing to: National Wildlife Federation, Dcpt. BY'76, 1412 16lh St. N.W., Washington, D.c: 20036. BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD WITH EVANGELIST R. E. STRANGE of Alexandria, La. -- You Feel Losf or Confused -- You Are Tired of Dead Religion ·-- Sick, Diseased or Suffering in Body -- Your Sou[ Is Crying Out for More of God -- Hungry for the "Pure Word of God" -- You Love Holiness and the Name of Jesus Then turn aside for these three nights for the hearing of the Holy Word of God preached with power and authority, God confirming His Word. APRIL 19, 20 and 21 7:30 NIGHTLY RAMAY JR. HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM Buy a DELUXE Central Air Conditioner now for add-on or replacement and get a cash refund direct from General Electric. You get cool air at a cool price! $100 CASH REFUNDS on DELUXE Central Air Conditioners, depending on model and capacity. Make your best buy now and get quality cooling at a moderate cost. March 1 through April 30, 1976 is refund time for GE DELUXE Central Air Conditioners at all participating GE-dealers. All units have two-speed fans to control outside noise, and they are available incapacities of 24,000 to 60,000 BTUH. Equipment must be installed by May 31st, 1976. Your Refund Will Be: UNIT CAPACITY REFUND AMOUNT 2-2/1 TONS $ 50 3-3/jTONS 4-5 TONS S 75 $100 CALL TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE AND HOME SURVEY. H E L T O N A L E S E R V I C E 451 E. Township Rd. Fayetteville, AR 442-9340 Doyle Shelton (Offer void in areas where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.) ' BUY A FRIEND A COW. 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