Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 11, 1972 · Page 4
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"What Interested;Me Particularly, Sarge, Was Your Work With The Peace Corps" 1 -. (l ' I 1 ItThtT I ' ' 4 -- 1 Tfw Public InittW .\ , / Jrii Concern o/ TW» lY«lMJ*p«r · i i i ' Friday, Auguit 11, 1972 , 'he Citizens Benefit Hillside ^'Almost all candidates for public office tallc' about saving the public's money once they get elected. In.their campaigns they can; sound pretty,'confident that cutting ex- perises will make" it possible ,toavert new takes and still finance programs'to,meet the people's needs. i ; : '- · · · ' ; · · · · |',The majority of the time; J of course, they doVt come through on their, promises. Not often is it possible, particularly in'these days of; 'inflation and .high prices, to hold costs wlsel'e they are, let alone reduce them. f'However, in the city : of Fayetteville, mainly because of a determined.effort on the v4rt of everybody concerned in running the to'wn's official affairs, cost increases in many 'nstances have been averted, or held to a ·riinimum. \ The city comptroller, Pat Tobin, says that nv some instances "we are buying things for less than we paid for them years ago." ' He cites a policy pf bidding; a close watch on what the city already has so that there will be no over-supply or duplication; a centralized program providing that all departments cooperate; and a conscio_usness by : one and all that waste is to be avoided. Adventures By FKED STARR it', .accused of being tho warrri.e^t and hi'nsf unpopular 6t the..mijnths, Slipped into these fojiiled]jhills Without fanfare:or il!ihi;ntirik 'banners. Her .tlienib Sofffe 'is the sKri 11,,' iqsislant fiddling' of the cicada. It's said frost will come Ihree months from the day you first hear this little winged critter strum its flr,st tune. That may go for the Southland, but he cannot predict such , in the Ozurks -- the growing season is too short. §e.erningly August is Ihe purpose that inspired April and May^for it'ls fruition. It brings a firslblUsh on the early apple, ! ; ana_;iiK'e pb'd 'pri .the bean .vine, · glying^.the'.gar^eher, a-chance totnjpy 's'hell outs," She seems to drowse, but her many forces are; going about their .work quietly, fulfilling her purpose without noise making or celebration. In August ths dog star bays the rising moon. Snakes are shedding their skin, causing them to be blind, and they will All this does hot mean ... -or Will be, for capital expenditures, nor does it assure financing any department or pro r gram which must undergo a change of operation with added cost. But it has allowed city operation to continue without sharply increased income and vyithout sacrifice of services -- so far. The citizens are the beneficiaries. ' .. 5 ·.. ' . - · ! . , - :; ,.,. . through 'lt£.- iearly ,: morning dampness barefoqted~'arid -with ', Every year, as .August .plods her weary scorching way across the'calendar, we have a longing akin to pain to walk once again as a boy attending the Georgia campmeeting. If we c o u l d choose to relive one day out of childhood, the Sunday of this glorious heartwarming, soul' saving and loud-shouting experience .Would he first choice. But · ; one ^might.as .well cry. for the moon ,wlth';a/i;'d.,ribtion; r an)und Street Work ;H;The city of Fayetteville heard only .this wijek that money it had anticipated .under a feijeral TOPICS program, for which, it'had prepared, won't be available this year. Federal funds to'rthe'state'have been handed out elsewhere in Arkansas. f It was pretty much a disappointment, for i rfficials had been led; to believe Fayetteville rioritiesVwere to be honored and the-money j rould be available for a street program. ;' The next step is to get in on the ground 'looi^ ,qf next year's^prpgrain. If it .takes Political clout to secure'the funds, now is'the iima''to enlist ,th,e aid of elected officials, lational arid/or "state. j, t g · , ,,,. * !:·" ·!*!! «v | Fayetteville has a good street program going, and the TOPICS help was counted on i6r construction in several parts of town and a good deal of work at intersections in many parts of the city, . .·'.''····. ' : Street Superintendent Clayton Powell, who'was appointed July 1, 1971, lists a great deal .of work ,that has been done since that time. He reports .'12.17 miles of'j street-'main- tepafice, re-construction arid : -'construction; and that when the 1972 scheduleis completed of 20.16 miles will be included. This ig'progress. It includes federal ; Help ng with- Street' De'partrnent r e a p o n f e i b i l i t y . e America arid?improvement districts. If thej-TOiPICS.sfb'pro, right here in this Wonder funds were available, the i-epprt next Deci 31' /.State. The article didn't say so, ijvould be Wen more impressive, » ·': · '. ^ ' ' ' ' ' ' \ "'"''· · " . · ' · "^ Qf co.urse this arhbunt of street work isn't all the town needs, ibut it is a good start toward the total desired. Federal programs available will be a big help in the future, provided their promise can be made a reality. .... It may well be that political help from ,,,,,. , _.,...,,,, lawmakers will be necessary to see that the. the,weather' fob;iorig..So,we'll needed money is channeled where it will do^P^^^SePtemlJ^-Jhjs" trree, this community the most good. ' " : i i Columnist Finds Solace In; Lobbyi$t's Best Wishes | By AHT nUCiiWALD WASHINGTON r- 1 am hnppy to report Hint Jnok/Anderson wns not -all aiono diirlng: the. fireatcst- crisis of: Ills cnccor, ...u*-. UA 'fnlnnliV anpitcrtrl -. SPI1. 1 I Of 1 grcRicsv «"»'? ""'·· '"* ,"v when hOi fnlsely accused \Sen. ..,.- .. · »-. .t i'i.. _ * u ~ Z CHGn ,, v PHOTOSTATS i "Well, could wo'lend you.«"?.,' pn'noi' shredder? Yon 'night want to destroy tlio pio ostals of Easlolon's ', clrunk-di'lvlni; tickets' ' ' · ' . * 'Tlieie are no photostats -'· The Washington Merry-Go-Round Musical Sabotage Only A Rumor From a convalescent, hospital in Bakersfield, Calif, comes a request from a 92-year-old Mrs. Maude Reed, for a copy of the poem, : "CurfeW Must Not Ring Tonight." This request pushed .back the'brambles of the years and allowed us to skip down , memory's lane to the last day 'of school and the.night's exhibition, when "we stood on the stage, built of rude oak lumber, before a hushed audience, and with all the "stops"-' -pulled out, recited this stirring piece of "literature. You-old 'uns will recall Basil was to be hanged at the ringing of the curfew. The old sexton, who had rung the bell for years, was all but deaf. He was also, a victim'df habit "and was deter- ·; mined to ring the bell in spite of hell and high waters. So Bessie, who loved .Basil harder than thunder can bump a stump, climbed .the ladder to the · belfry,'. seized the bell clapper, and by swinging to and fro, saved her loyerjs life,. Through .-the. years .\v.e Jjave always felt romantic, enough to believe Basil and Bessie 7 lived happily ever after (something that's not done much any more) and had a houseful of young'ens to comfort them in their declining years. If you, too, want a copy of this stirring masterpiece, send along a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we'll'see you get your'n. MINE DISCOVERED , We've just read: : where a but we'd bet a' dime against a horse collar that the month was July. "Pis said, "Plant the seed in July, and you'll have turnips wet or dry." We didn't plant our'n on time this time, 'cause the one who boi|s both the greens and turnips at pur.house says the last year, ones' weie,, sorter 'bitter, which may^ hav.e been,on account of them staying., p u t. : in Holey Matrimony ·;·; City fathers of Stockton, Calif., have been-billed $487.81 for a wedding dress. The white gown's owner claims that it has a bullet hole in the waist. The dress was pierced some months -ago when Stockton police fired shots at a robbery suspected outside a store. Retailer David Devinson says the dress would be ideal for a shotgun wedding. -- Dallas (Tex.) Mor'n- ing News ^ ^ JEimw 212 N. East Ave., Fayellevllje, Arkansas 72701 :. Phone 4J2-6E42 · Published every afternoon except Sunday ; Founded June 14, 1860 · '·.' . Second Class Postage Paid at Fayetteville. Arkansas' MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS T, The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for rcpublication 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) $2.4(1 Mall rates In Washington, Benton, Madison counties Ark. and Adair County, Okla. 3 months , $6.00 6 months .....1....... $11.00 J YEAR 7 -...-.-, $20.W City Box Section ....,, ,,,,,$24.00 Mail In counties other than above: '·-:·'' 3 months $7.00 6 months $13.00 t VKAR $24.00 ALL MAH, SUBSCRIPTIONS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE arid iff'n there's no crop, we'll know who to blame. Recently there were hungry visitors come calling and brought to mind the saying, "I'm so hungry I could cat a. sow, her seven pigs and chase the papa hog a mile." Ma used to accuse her seven sons of being hollow to their very heels. Perhaps; the reason we old ,'uns find foo'ft; don't .taste as" It-^did when we -wer.$: gppwing tip is on account of a sluggish appetite due to lack of exercise, SOME DON'T HAVE . Another familiar saying and one all but forgolten, was revived by those same folks. "Them what has, has't lose for them what don't have can't." The first time we heard that one was when Ma got tired of listening to,a have-a-lot neighbor bemoaning the death of her cow. At the time we had no cow. Pa had to sell her to pay an .older,, brother's fine which he got ftuck with for fighting over a fair maiden. Such is a good way to look at any loss of worldy goods. A neighbor says he has a "crow to pick" with them fellers up at the countyseat who try to tell what kind of weather they'll wish off on us f o r tomorrow. "Instead of saying, 'There's a 20 per cent, chance of rain tomorrow'," he wonders, "W h y don't they say, 'Folks, we've got a 80 per cent chance of having a real purly day conies morning?" ,, ,-.. Our across-the-fence gardener has just, advised us he's getting ready Idlplant beans, corn apd 'taters for fnll consumption. Well sir, all welre interested in planting this kind of'weather is a rocking chair In the shade, By JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON -- The FBI failed to make good the late J. Edgar Hoover's.- startling charge that the Berrigan bunch h a d plotted to kidnap presidential a d v.i-s e r Henry Kissinger. It now develops that the FBI turned in still another false alarm about a Berrigan "plot" to commit musical:sabotage. The G-men solemnly warned the -While House that, father.. Dan Berrigan- was conspiring w i t h renowned ' conductor Leonard Bernstein to "embarrass the Nixon administration. The alleged scheme was to diipe high officials, possibly even the president himself, into applauding an anti-war oratorio at the Kennedy Center. .· The FBI warning ..delivered to presidential assistant H. R. Haldeman on July 12, 1971, c a u s e d some backstage scurrying to 1 "make sure that - Bernsteins production' didn't contain a hidden anti - .war message in Latin. CONFIDENTIAL The c o n f i d e n t i a l FBI message, citing 1 a- "valuable confidential source," advised that "Leonard Bernstein, noted conductor, has been commissioned by 1 " 1 :the Kennedy Center for the 'Performing Arts, Washington. D^C:/ to compose music for the dedication of the Kennedy Center. ."Bernstein has composed--a 'mass ovatorium' and reportedly visited Daniel Berrigan at the Federal Correctional Institution,: Danbury, Conn., within the past three weeks and persuaded him to compose words for his music." Bernstein's mass "will follow an anti-war theme will be in Latin and sung by a choir at t h e dedication ceremony," confided the FBI. "Important government officials, perhaps even the president, are expected to attend.this ceremony, and it is anticipated they will applaud the composition without recognizing the true meaning of the words, CALLED WILD RUMOR "The source, advised that the newspapers would be given the story the following day that the president and other high- ranking government officials applauded an anti-government song. "The source advised that. Daniel Berrigan had not completed composing the words, which when finished will have 'to be smuggled ou,t' of the-FCI- at Danbury." Aghast-, White House aides . contacted Roger Stevens, head of the Kennedy .Center and asked whether he had heard about the bizarre Berrigan- Bernstein plot. "They didn't want to ibe emba/rassed," Stevens told my associate, Joseph Spear. .... ; ; Stevens immediately got hold In Review B U R D E N OF SEXUAL FREEDOM. M i d g e Decter, ."Toward the. New ^Chastity,." Atlantic, August 1972, pp. 42-55. "By the sixties, there were numerous different notions in currency about the sex life of the American female, and while these notions did not altogether comfortably cohere, they did all stem from one nasic: assumption: v namely,'that sekual activity was 1 less a problem to her than to any other group of women since at least the onset of Christianity. We were, after all--so it was said over and over from every corner of the culture--passing through a sexual revolution, a revolution, moreover, of which she was proving to be the main beneficiary. Thus the declaration by Women's. Liberation that women were nowadays, more than ever mere sexual 'objects' and that the sexual revolution was more than ever a sexual enslavement must have been experienced by many people as a rude awakening." The sexual revolution, answered the movement, was a sham. Worse than a sham, it was a male conspiracy to keep her more sexually submissive than before.... Sexual freedom has become a burden to Women's Liberation. ROLLING STONES TOUR 'Dick Lupoff, "Rolling Stones: Goodbye to A 11 That," Unm- parls, August-1972, pp. 12-15, 61-.; 62. ".The Beatles departed: the Stones...were 'beyond challenge the greatest rock and roll band in the world. Thte year's tour of the United States and Canada, their first since 1969, was thus like the victorious race car driver who makes an extra circuit of the track after the race carrying the checkered flag; an extra chan.qe to see and to be seen in triumph.. of Bernstein who denied the whole .thing. The FBI report, he said, was a "wild rumor." Nevertheless, to relieve White ·House anxiety, Nixon aide William Satire was invited to come to a rehearsal. Another presidential assistant Leonard Garment, attended a dress rehearsal at the invitation of Bernstein. RAVE' REVIEWS Bernstein's mass was .staged in September and was received with rave reviews. It contained only "one line that could be interpreted as anti-war - "Dona Nbbis Pacem" or "give us peace.'-' President Nixon, in any case, did not attend. The FBI's suspicions probably were aroused, according to Bernstein's manager,. Harry Kraut, by Bernstein's known- friendship with Daniel Berrigan. They had even discussed the possibility of collaborating on a future production, said Kraut. Bernstein did, in fact, visit Daniel Berrigan at Danbury prison. "They talked about the 'nature of mass," Kraut said. But they did not conspire lo trick the president or anyone else into applauding unintentionally for peace. TAX RELIEF? Both presidential camps are furiously at work on tax proposals aimed at winning the support of the nation's aggrieved taxpayers. · George McGovern's advisers are talking privately about using tax credits to achieve a modest redistribution of income. They would like to shift some income from the top one-third to the lower two-thirds of the population by granting individual tax credits and taking it out of the taxes of the upper brackets. The figure McGovern has in .mind is a $1,000 tax credit for ' each adult and a lesser amount for each child. President Nixon, meanwhile is contemplating tax reforms of his own. Aides say he would like to reduce the tax burden on home owners. This would bring tax relief chiefly to the middle classes, who hold most of the votes. He is also seeking some way to ease the financial burden on parents who send their children to private and parochial .schools. the Influence o f . ' :··:·;.· I have just received the tapes of the f i r s t , , call Anderson received aflcr the story broke Hint he had ho proot to back un the charges, It wns from his old friend, ITT lobbyist Dlla "Jack," "she- 'said,,."!, just wanted you to know that'every- one here at ITT, Is,ro6tlng (or ydll/'-' ·'·''.":···( ·(·'··; .''i.t'.'.'-'.'.i'si'."': i · ! "HV..nlce'.:of: ; .y6y ,16-qall,'. Jack :s'alri.v"VQViVknow- It was all a terrible'nWaKe."' v ·; , "Of course, lt ; Was a':'tciTlble mistake. I was saying ; to Hal;, Geneeh yesterday, 'Hal, I can't believe Jack would knowingly do something like this, He must h a v e , been under great pressure.' Hal agreed and said, 'It broke my heart -when I read about it. I'didn't sleep'a wink all night.' " "Genecn said that?" Anderson asked. BEST WISH.ES "I'give you my word. He told me to call you and say that e v 6 r y o n e in ' the-' ITT organization, i n c l u d i n g t h e Hartford Fire Insurance Co., ; is hoping you'll come out of this okay. He didn't talk to Atty. Gen. Kleindienst, but he is sure he feels the same way." "Gosh, that's really nice of all of you." "What are friends for? Hal wants to know If you'd like the company plane to go away for a'while." "No, I'm going to slay here in Washington and keep apologizing." "What about a good hospital in Denver where you could rest up?" "I'll take the name, but I doubt if I'll need it." "Would you like to go to San Diego and stay at one of our new Sheraton hotels?" "It would be nice, but I'd better slay here for the ."No pholosliusl Everyone: here said there him o. ha. photostats or you wouldn t lmy« gone with the slory," Dlta said;- "It wasn't my fault,': An-, "r had tli|s source, «·«.···", .high official in Missouri and. he told me ho had seen Inem- arici I was afraid .of ; : ueln, scooped because I knew/a lo of reporters were on the ssmeG slow. So I broke It." ..···£.-V,v "Well, that mokes ·/sens.?,.?,. Dlla said. "Anyone would have done the same thing : 'WyBii|$ 'shoes. By the way, could ' yo;ii( use some shoes? lTT.,makof ' nice shoes," :' · ,·: -·· V "I don't need anything, Dlla* Your call is enough as far as I'm concerned." "* .SAME OPINION ,.\;A» "Geneen's been getting a'lqi. of calls from the press asking what he thinks of Anderson rio.Wj and you know what he's been saying? He's been saying' that his opinion of you Is Iha same as it was before . tha Eaglolon "story." · · ·· "·' · .-: "That's what I call a pal,' Anderson said. ,' "Would you like to go to tha Kentucky Derby next year, when Ibis whole think blows over?" Dila asked. "It sounds good " Anderson said. "Let me think about it." "The thing · to remember. Jack, is that these things are forgotten in no time. H' may be a big story today, but tomorrow people will be wrapping fish in' it. 'Don't get discouraged, and keep In mind that the entire ITT group, including those companies the Justice Department is unfairly forcing us to divest, is behind you 1,000 per cent." . · "I don't know what to say,/!, Anderson said, sobbing. : . "Don't say anything, Jack;' It's the least we can do after". all you've done for us," «: From The People Fate Of Beauty To the Editor: In response to Mrs. J. L. Lancaster's column in the matter of attaining an adequate supply of water in an area adjacent to Fayetteville on Old- Wire Road, north, I am in complete agrcenient and wish to voice an opinion of one "city folk." Having lived in Fayetteville for 18 of my 20 years, I can remember the beautiful maple trees arid old homes once lining College Avenue, predecessors to used car lots,', motels, gasoline s:t a t i 6 n s and · sign's;' all 'progressive movements which put Fayelteville's once-natural beauty, now visual pollution, on a par with New York City's smog. The voting citizens of Fayetteville will sometime in the near future decide the fate of another naturally beautiful area. We people can annex the rural area Into Fayetteville, thus making H possible' for water to be supplied to now rural residences, and at the.; same time make the area; vulnerable to commercialization' and pollution -- or we can leave' the area as is and allow rural: water to be supplied. Rural^ water would give the homes' water at two rates, one for use' in the homes; the other, .at'-a! lower rale, for use in necessary irrigation of crops and fou watering'livestock. 1 ' · ' " : · - . Certainly · anyone familiar: - with the area I speak of would' agree that it is no p 1 a c e (on us to allow commercialization; to occur, If you are not familiar, with the area in question, pleasa take the time to investigate the matter before it is too late to prevent further destruction of our environment. Fayetleville Mike Brown Billy Graham This Is My Answer Why, in your opinion, do newspaper reporters claw after ' any fragment of news of a certain Greek millionaire and his famous American wife? I get a little sick reading about t h i s miserable mismatched , couple. LS.C. In my opinion such people get a great deal of news coverage b e c a u s e most people are enamored with fame, pleasure, and fortune, and they get a vicarious thrill in reading about people they would like lo be, wealth they would like to have, and things they would like to do. I have known a great many people who were extremely wealthy, and as yet I have never seen any corollary between wealth and peace of mind and heart. Spiritual commodities cannot be bought with the coin of the realm. That is why Jesus said, "Man shall not live by bread 'alone." Matthew From Our Files 4:4. He taught that spiritual things and the pursuit of them is essential to happiness p.(, heart and soul. One of the richest men in tha world (financially) said to me: "They say I am one of the wealthiest men in the world, but I feel like a pauper, and I'm miserable as hell." Some time ago I heard a mart interviewed oh television who had just inherited a million dollars. The interviewer asked him, "Does being rich make you happier?" He chuckled and said: "No, all it does it makb me a little happier in my misery." Jesus put it best when He said: "The abundance of a man's life consisteth not in the things which he possesseth." Luke. 12:1!. But, man, like t h o compulsive lemmings, k e e p running toward the sea of af- fluency, in which he often destroys himself; · · · · \ The/11 Do It Every Time ® J WE ODtfr 1MTEHO FOR VCOTO POT OS OP, FOOGTER-Y/EGOrOOR SLEEPIN9 BAGS'" I WAWNA.TRY SOMESMMOM FieHIN' HI, RM-! WE BRCOGHTOURC?/N W THE/ NEVER CA»AE TENT. CAN THE KIPS WA4H UP' 1TOSEE USIHTHECITY. INSIDE? B THERE ARESTAURAOTjTWEyVOJSTA FOLLOWED AROUWDHERE? T ..,n.,,...^ w ^THE 6ALMOM OP HERE WE OUST HAPPEWEP TO BE UP THIS WAY Atf I SEZ, LET'S STOP AN'SEE Oil FOOS V/OULDt-f T IT BE BETTERTOCAMP CUOSER.TOTHE RIVER? How Time Flies 10 YEARS AGO A 14 - year - old Fayeltevillc yesterday when his bicycle collided wilh another bike on an access road behind the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center. A Springdalc man who fell asleep at the side of the Frisco Railroad tracks at Springdalc 15 YEARS AGO A quantity of narcotics was stolen last night from the Carman Drug Store at Prairie Grove, along with change in a cash register and a music machine. Sen. Clifton Wade of Fayetteville will attend a meeting of the Judiciary Committee of tho 25 YEARS AGO I/. L. Baxter of FayeUovllle has been named n member of the Governor's Mansion Committee by Gov, Bon Lanoy, Grasshoppers arc reportedly cnllng the follnfjc off apple lrc.cn throughout this snrt adjoining counties, 0. E. Dickinson, who last night woke up minus hli right foot. ;·; Only four polling places will be set up in Faycteville lomor-. row for what is cxptctcd to he a light vote in the second Democratic primary election. Legislative Council Thursday iri Little Rock. The fifth annual outdoor Art and Craft Fair, sponsored ny the Council of Ozark Artists and Craftsmen, will he held In thg. Prairie Grove at the Pratrlq Grove Battlefield PnrK Aug. 3t and Sept. 1 ond 2. ' . · lives on Roulc 7, soulhftnsl of Fnyetcville, reported today. " Twenty-one Fnycllovlllo atuV dents In tho University Collofld nf Arts nnd Sciences wcra nmon« tho 121 students llatctl on Hint collcRc'.i honor roll for the spring icmcslor.

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