Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 12, 1972 · Page 3
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Problems p O f A Poor i Painter · v "'. By FLOYD CARL JR. ,·,,, The roof of our family homo · (IBS sprung a lenk.Just above Iho /..ipolnt whore It overhangs Iho .,..; back wall of tho house, n ^./problem that would be moro or - l e s s routine oxccpl that · ..moisture gathered In the siding ,.-.»nd caused tho pnlnl to loosen ,,' r .and sag:down like Ihe seal of " . a n old-fashion suit of un; M .derwear, , · · ' . · · . · , · . · : : · My wife sees Ihe problem as t . an act of God, but 1m Inclined '·"to :: blame 1 the ,, wfiole , ugly ··'·'illuatlon on her because if she " 'hadn't Insisted ;that I scrape, ' " ' s a n d - a n d repaint the sun.''blistered rear .wall, we'd have "'·' remained In happy Ignorance of *'.!the leak,- ; . · - : · : ., · ''· The back wall of Hie: house _ faces south and, during the heat *-'of the afternoon Is exposed to « the full, power of.the summer 5 sun.'Thls caused -- or.'al lenst t I suppose it c a u s e d -- t h e paint t to b|jsler; buckle and pop off I and my- wife to nag me dally I about undertaking a ' repair J project. .-. .' ..' -.'.; ? "Why haven't you done something about the .back FAYiTTEVILVe, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1972 Fayetrevitie Minister Returns From Ghana « i wall?" she demanded last week * I n . a .voice calculated lo reach I neighbors a half block away. . "You know I'm afraid of high t^places," I whined. "It I get up on that ladder I'll probably get dizzy,' fall off and fracture a leg." "It you're so afraid of height," my wife snapped, "why 'Is it you spend every afternoon -·out at the airport tinkering with · ·that crazy old airplane of yoursl" · Now as everyone knows, fear ,'of height does not extend .to ·airplanes. One of my, oldest .friends has flown professionally ·for 30 years and slill panics on a step ladder. But rather than enler into a full-volume 'debate of the matter, I weakly knuckled under and promispd to .-do something about the wall Tiroblem. ;·" ; ,DON'T TRY IT Ever tried to scrape the old ' paint o f f - a 50-foot long wall, -sand the siding down smooth, i repair a couple of woodpecker -holes, prime the whole thing ,jmd -then paint it CO.. Don't. .Hire a professional a n d .sit around drinking beer and offering him a few helpful tips. .-It's both easier and cheaper. '·- Scraping the old paint off a "wall of any size is about as easy as chopping , down a .California redwood wilh a Boy r'^-Scbut hatchet, especially when t the project is carried out on J a shaky ladder in the full blast * of an August sun. £ And the equipment necessary I to the' job .is staggering. J Professionals seem to require V only a putty knife, sandpaper '· and a p a i n t brush but my 1 r e q u i r e m e n t s a r e higher. * Yesterday as I began to pick » lip" tKe "equipment I'd gathered 4 in the backyard I found It in- 2 eluded five gallon cans of paint J (three of them white, while the { wall is gray), a power saw, two J scrapers, a power sander with y-stripped gears, 2,000 sheets of sandpaper, .three hammers, a can of elderly putty, linseed oil, one gallon of primer, two saw horses, an electric drill, a small table, assorted screwdrivers; a large can of paint thinner and several dozen cans and buckets partially filled with con laminated paint. , LOW, LOW POINT My worst moment came about m ' i d - w e e k when, having scraped, sanded and primed the whole crummy wall, I'd opened a gallon can of gray paint left over f r o m the last time we painted-, .thinnned i t . carefully and mixed it skillfully with the aid of the electric drill. Leaving the open can at the foot of the wall I climbed to the top of the ladder for a last- minute inspection and found that, after scraping the old paint from the louver at the top of the gable I'd neglected to sweep the debris off the ledge below the louver and prime it. No problem. Just sweep the ledge clear with a whisk-broom and daub on a liltle primer. My ml sea leu al lion was m sweeping the old paint chips and dried spiders off the ledge without moving my bucket of paint. The stuff fell in .the shape of a small tornado, land ing directly in the painl bucket, It only look a couple of hours to buy filters and screen the debris, or at least the most offensive portions, out of the paint. Finally It was ready. Shouldering the ladder and f- carrying a gallon of palm, I staggered along the base of the wall toward my slarling point. A window flew open, releasing a gush of cool air Into my over- healed face, and my wife ap- By DORU1S HENDRICKSON .TIMES Sllf Writer : V ' After 13 months In Acara, Ghana, 'West' Africa, Mr, and Mrs. , Joe L. Banks are back In Faycltevillo, w h e r e he Is minister to. Ihe Ccnler Street Church of Christ, V : , During their stay in Ghanai Banks' main work was In ,lhe preacher training school-where native men are taught how ; to preach., · · .: "The main thing we were trying lo do," Banks said, "was lo change Ihe work of the church in Ghana from foreign direction to local direction." The school in Acara is now directed by natives. All teachers a n d .advisors are native Ghanans. While* the Banks were In Acara. a building . w a s purchased on one of Ihe main streets for both· the church arid school. He was also Instrumental In establishing seven ne\v congregations Including one In Lomatogo, another West African country adjacent io Ghana. They also Iraveled In Togo, Dohomey and made an ex- londcd trip into Nigeria early this year. The West African people aie very open minded, Banks says. The o n l y thing they really resent Is the picture of the v/hltc man as the "Great While Father.": They all have Bibles and read them, be noted. Ghanans s p e a k English, Banks said and the .language , i- v 1 · · Is taught in all public schools, but communications remain.a large problem because they speak "African English" h « said, T h e p r e s e n t military leadership In Ghana Is very friendly to iho United States, Banks· said, but also' maintain cordial iclatlons with Communist nations. Ghana Is making a determined effort lo establish the United States of Africa, but are due dlf- National Forest Guide Points To Adventure Is photographing wild flowers or tramping through .a /ghost town your idea of recreation? Or maybe you prefer gliding along .a highway in view of mountains and.waterways. ' , , In any case, you are likely to find what you are .looking for somewhere in .the nation's 187 million acres o f , publicly o w n e d national forests and grasslands. "Explore," an illustrated booklet describing the wonders of t h e national forests, has been .published by the · USDA Forest Service. It suggests,a stop at an , information or visitor's center as a; key way to begin a national forest adventure. . Maps and ; brochures obtained there give directions for a vast array of outdoor opportunities. "Explore" locates 20 major visitor centers on a map am briefly describes some of the adventures that await a traveler, whether by car, ;by .rain, by boat, on foot, or even jy snowshoe. Some are self-guiding experiences, permitting the visitor :o proceed at his own pace. Other activities are led by skilled forest naturalists. Seven special trails for physically handicapped visitors are also making little progress, pnmarily to language ferences -- there are some 6,000 dialects in Africa .^- and from a lack .of common currency, One of the most exciting times experienced in Ghana was the Jan. 13 coup in which the military took over the government "Thankfully, it was, a bloodless coup," Banks said and did not effect his work, In the wake of the Jan. 1! coup and the three attempted coups since that time, the government remains very un slable ' ' ' , , , ' Describing GHana as' one 'o .he most developed nations in West Africa, with a high literacy rate, Banks said they lived in a large African-style liouse in the native section of Acara. Some 10,000 Americans and Europeans live In Acara, a - c i t y of between 750,000 ah.d listed. In addition to the visitor centers to help the public enjoy the 155 National forests, there are 289 information stations, 5,230 campgrounds. 1,640 picnic sites and. 256 interpretative trails. There, are also 363 special facilities'., such as lookouts, viewpoints, auto tours, demonstration . 'areas, amphitheaters and campfire circles Copies of the booklet may be obtained from the local office of the Southern Forest · Experiment Station, 830 Fairview St., Fayetteville or from the Southern Forest Experiment Station, 701. Loyola Ave,, New Orleans, La. one million. The house conveniences had all modern I including . t w o ; Consumer Representatives For State Boards Studied peared in llic opening. "Just where do you think LITTLE ROGK (AP) ,-- The Legislative Joint Auditing Committee voted 'Friday to ask for a study of the advisability of adding a "consumer representative',' to -all state regulatory boards. ' ' . · . . The committee asked for the study by the Arkansas Legislative. Council on the motion of Sen. Bill Walmsley of, Bale- ville. The action followed a discussion in which Waimsley and Sen. Virgil T. Fletcher of Benton were: critical of Ihe slate Board'of Pharmacy. Fletcher said some regulatory agencies appeared to be failing in their job of protecting the public. Walmsley said that if regulatory agencies were not protecting the public, the 1073 legislature might consider expanding the commissions with the addition of the public representatives, who woul d not be mentibers of the regulated professions. One of Fletcher's complaints was that the Pharmacy Board apparently did not meet often enough. .He said a pharmacist who plans to open a drug store in a shopping center the senator is constructing said he had been .old by the board that unless he is in the building by Oct. 10, he will able to obtain a li cense lo operate until Feb. 25 Ihe next earliest meeting of the board. Walmsley said he knew of a similar instance. On Walmsley's motion, thi commiltce. voted to ask Ally Gen. Ray Thornton to check tc see if expenses incurred by Pharmacy Board members ant two staff personnel allcndinj y o u ' r e going now?" s h e demanded. I had nn answer, hut Ihe neighbors might have overheard it. " conventions in Ihe 1971 fisca year were within limits allowe by Ihe state. Legislative auditors have re ported that $7,202 was spent b le board fpr convention ex- enses during the year, with 3,850 of the. amount incurred t the ·convention of- the Nation- Board of Francisco. 1 Association of 'harmacy in San .uditors said each Arkansan on he trip..was, allowed $550 to over expenses. Sen. ;W.D. Moore of El Do ado asked Ihe .committee to all the attorney general's at- ehtion to a report by auditors f payment of Christmas bo- iuses in the same fiscal year to he board's administrative as- istant, chief inspector and of; ice secretary. In other aclion, the com- millee decided lo withhold approval of the,audit of the state lame 'and Fish Commission for he fiscal year ended June 30, 1971.: COMMISSION QUESTIONED The committee made the decision after adopting a motion ty Rep. Cecil Alexander of He- Der Springs to ask the commission why it did not dispose of surplus property and used equipment through the market- ng and redistribution section of Ihe state Department of Finance and Administration. Alexander also wanted to know why there was an increase in surplus properly sales by Ihe commission in the fiscal year. He also asked for an explanation of the sale of an elec- Iric typewriter costing $463 new for MO. Al Walmsley's suggestion, the committee also will ask the commission to detail the procedures it has followed in the past In disposing of used vehicles. The commitlee refused lo advance on Us agenda an audit of Fulton County. The county was placed on the list for auditing after completion of other audits. bathrooms and air conditioning, Banks said. In spite of modern con veniences, Banks* said, the cultural shock is evident going from Fayetleville to Acara. Customs caused a lot of f r u s t r a t i o n s -- especially marriage customs ,:and the difference j(or lack) of family relationships. The society: is matriarchal, with women making virtually all decisions. This is not seen openly, Banks' noted! but is fao'ual never the less. DIFFERENT -LIFE "There is ho semblance of home life as we- know - it," Banks said. Marriage mates are chosen by the parents anc daughters are sold as wives. A man has to have money to afford a wife and most marriec men are older. There'are tria m a r r i a g e s , polygamy am tribalism evident, Banks said For hundreds.of years, vari ous denominations have been in Ghana and have' taughl. th people of the existence of God but they have made "few ef forts to t e a c h basic . Ne\ Testament practices cbncerhini every-day living, the home marriage, elc." The practice of polygamy i; probably.; the biggest problem the Ghanans must overcome in accepting the Gospel, Bank; said. Unemployment is exlremel; high -- at least 50 per cent Banks said, noting that If om member of a family has a job everyone remotely related''llve off him. "That way, he cai never get ahead." Many Ghanans are educate- in America and Europe. Many never return, preferring to fin their way in Western society Others return to their homelan and attempt to help the! people. The most primitive o conditions exist in the country often adjacent to the mos modern. WORK PROVES HARD Banks said the work he di while in Ghana was'hard. H taught classes for six hour daily and then had lessons t prepare and papers to correc in addition to helping organiz congregations and preaching.o an evangelistic basis. ; Mrs. Banks taught Bible family relations, cooking an sewing to the women of th area. W b i l e in Ghana, the Bank were supported fully by th Center Street Church of Chris That congregation, continuin its work in Ghana sent, o flanks return, Mr. and Mr Tom Dockery and children t Acara for the coming yea Accompanying the Dockcrys ar Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Benne and children of Little Rock, "11 was worthwhile and f u n , Counterfeit Ring Broken In Arkansas LITTLE ROCK' (AP) -Twenty eight persons have been arrested so far In connection with what federal officials say Is the largest counterfeiting op- erallin* in the history of Arkansas. , ». « Harold Duke, special agent,In charge of the Little Rock offlcs of the Secret iService, said Friday that agents ( also , confiscated, an offset press used to print more than$2,4 million in counterfeit money 'that has been seUcd by government Officials i .- , Agents seized the, press, along with an'offset plate making machine and a paper cutter July 8 from a farm at Bruno (Marion County) belonging to G, A McKinney, a retired serviceman. Also seized at the farm, DukB aid, was more than $760,000 in counterfeit bills, which Duke said had been buried on the arm. Duke said McKinney was arrested and is free on bond. Duke said more arrests wer« imminent. , He said all 28 were free on bond Some of the ca'ses will be turned over to the federal Grand Jury for the Eastern District of Arkansas, which will convene Sept 11, ami some of the cases will be handled in the Western District ' Banks said, "But it's good be home. LAST DAY AT THE CAMP'SITE' . . . youngsters, participate on a variety oj activity jrom art to. ax work. (TIMESPhoto by, ;Kcn Good) Second Session Of Day Camp Concludes The second session of the Day Camp at -Lake Wedington sponsored by the Washington County Association for Retarded Children concluded Friday. A total of 42 campers attended the session and 57 staff and volunteer workers conducted the camp, directed by Gary Logan.' Joplin Mali Is Treated After Disturbance SPRINGDALE--A 38-year-old Joplin man received emergency t r e a t m e n t a t Springdale Memorial hospital Friday nighl following a, disturbance outside the Palm RoOm on Hwy. 71 South. Virgil Ellis, 38, was released lo police following treatment and charged with drunken disturbance. Ellis was found by police lying behind the Tastee Bread Store, Hwy. 71 soulh. A taxi driver lold police he walked In the back door of the Palm Room and asked who called a Uxi, when Ellis, who was sitting on a bar stool, struck him The driver said someone salt not lo fight inside. They went outside, where, he said, he knocked Ellis to the ground. The staff,- in addition to Logan, was composed to Carol iCuyper, Mary Hughey, Jane ·toward and Melanie King. Volunteers made it possible to maintain the one-to-one ratio l e e d e d f o r supervision, /olunteers and staff received orientation prior to the first session. Logan said the camp proved successful and the experience gained will help,in developing i residential camp tor the area. This long range planning is oing carried out in conjunction vith the stale association for retarded children which hopes establish regional camps throughout the state. "Camp Moja" started each day with a flag raising ceremony and other activities included hiking, recreation, arts and crafts, fishing, boating, swimming and music. Thursday .the'.camuers and counselors collected dried woo'd n preparation for the camp out and wiener :roast and , were decorating white T-shirts. Participants received awards Triday. The presentation was made by the staff on the basis of contributions to the camp. ach camper received, a certificate of completion. Springdale Fire Damages Motors SPRINGDALE-A fire in a bake oven at West Ark Electric Motor Repair Shop. 810 S Holcomb, Friday at 5:25 p.m. is used to dry motors. Smoke damage to the interior of the building and damage lo the motors totaled and estimat cd $300 according to firemen who extinqulshed the blaze Cause of the fire was varnish on the burner in the oven which is sued to dry motors. Parker Named NYC Director .Richard Parker of Rogers has jeen named -director of the Neighborhood ' · ' Youth -Corps [NYC) program for Northwest Arkansas. · The program is administered :hrough the Economic Oppor- .unity Agencies in the area. Parker started in the program in 1967 as a counselor and has served as assistant; director since 1968. In.his new capacity Parker will .supervise the NYC I n - S c h o o 1 , and summer programs in Washington and Benton counties and the Out-of- School program for the 10 counties in Northwest Arkansas. Prior to his service with the NYC program Parker was an interviewer with the Employment Security Division in Benton County. He and his svife, Mary, are the parents of a son, Dale. They make their home in Rogers. Bumpers Speaks Out In Behalf Of Youth JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Gov. Dnlo Bumpers snld Friday nfght that a concerned and responsible clllflenry Is tlio "nnly hope for cither a sound political nyslcm or n satisfactory cduc- llonnl syntcm." "Thoro nro no deeper nor moro dangerous frustrations in Amorlcn todny limn thpao experienced by knowict!«onblo, concerned imd Rcnulllvo yoiin«- »ter« whn llml ihnmnolvofi nml nil lliolr InlcnU tliwnrlcd by a nysletn so highly robWnnt to m c n n l n H f u l cliimKo," Dumnorn imld nt commonccmont ox- erdson nt Arkiiiniis flliilo Urn- Ilo ifttd iimlornlnmllM Ui« lyntem well ononuli lo know why it hflflitnlofl lo (tconpl ctinnxn miiftl Im n jini'l of yam -mvn rnnUirlly. Medical Center Deficiencies Are Outlined LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A tate Health Department report howed Friday that there are 94 deficiencies m the Universl- V of Arkansas Medical Center, Most are 1 in the structure Of ths hospital ' · ' Problem areas were identified as inadequate electrical wiring, inadequate ventilation, and 'doors and panels usedj In clinical areas not being fire resistant ' It is "realized* that many'oj these deficiencies will requlr* » large capital expenditure for correction and cannot be corrected immediately, 1 ' the report said However, the report said that a schedule should set up as soon as possible Ho correct the deficiencies. * A Health Department spokesman said he interpreted this to mean that the hospital has two years to comply with the rer port i Dr. James Dennis, vice president for health s'ciences at th'a university medical school, said he was riot able to price the cost of making the .corrections, but he said it would "run into millions." , "We have to comply or face the eventual loss of income from medicare;, medicald and insurance programs along with the loss of accreditation," h* said. Registration At Ramay To Be Aug. 16 Registration for Ramay Junior High School students will start Aug. 16 in the school cafeteria and a swap shop,for needed school items will be held rt the school gymnasium. '··'._ All students, with - t h e ex- :eption of those new to the school district, will register r rom 9 a.m. to .12 noon and trom 1 to 3 p.m. : ' · ' - . · ' :; Students new to the district will report at 9 a.m. August 1 7 . . . . . . , Students who have school Hems to buy,' sell or trade are encouraged to go to the school gymnasium during registration on Aug. 16. 'Tables Will ba set up to display such items as textbooks, boys' gym suits, basketball shoes and band outfits. Students wishing to sell Items may lag the items, with th e i r name and the selling price. Members of parents' organizations wll conduct the sale. Heat Wave O/ Controversy Washes Over Petting Zoo ny'RAY WHITE TIMES SlBff Writer Tho Fnycllcvllle H u m a n e Society said Friday it had received complaints about a traveling pelting zoo keeping imlmnls on the not asphmnt In n parking lot at Iho Norlhwcsl A r k a n s a s Plaza shopping conler, An owner of Iho zoo said today she wns shocked by the complaints and Ihnl "we've novor had any publicity like Ihls Moro," Tho ma clones n week's (Ifsplny fit Fnycillavllle loday, hut Iho owners Indicated Ihnt It would probably bo back, Tim Ilinnuno Society was moved by Iho complaints lo ask Ihn nhoppM center mnhngcr, Jack Emchiser of Springdale, .0 pilch n canopy to protccl the animals from the heat. They also asked Ihnt slraw be put over the 'asphnult. The MO owners replied that the largo majority of Iho 60 or so animals are from Africa and arc used to cllmaics much warmer than Fayottevlllo's. M.K, (Moo) Fcrron, tho show manager, scratched tho neck of a Soulh American lamn that had been stretched out on the nsphault in thn sun, "It cnn't get loo hot lo suit Ihcso Inmns," ho said. "They enjoy the heal," . . Tho zoo (n Iho Delta Polling Zoo of Blnglinmlon, N.Y., q Irnvoling show owned by Mr, and Mrs, Davjj ''Chovnnlc of Blnghamton, 'These are exotic animals," Mrs. Chovnnlc said today. "They were all brought up in Ihls kind of heal." Of tho persons who complained, she said, "Those people! I don't know where they gel off wilh this!" Morris H. Collier, president of the Humane Society, tin Id he had asked tho shopping ccnlcr to do something about tho conditions nt the zoo when II was on display In Fayeltevlllo for ft week in May. "We went through Ihls same thlng.,at that lime," Collier said. "But Ihcy wore only here for n short llmo and Ihnl lei .thorn off.llie hook because Ihcy left lown at the end of the ivcek," Emehlscr sa|d he had received complaints both times aiit for more during the recent visit limn .before. ."People have even been calling mo at home," ho said. This place (Faycllevlllc) Isn'l like any other place I've over been before," Emehtscr said. "The people horo get up in arms over these, well, I want to say 'small' things, but maybe they don't scorn so small lo thcm;.,I think Ihcso people Just don'l have enough lo do to occupy'their lime. Emehlscr said tho zoo was licensed by Hie federal govern mcnt which required vacclna lions ..for. ..Ihe. .animals, ami sanitary conditions were main- tained by frequent cleaning of tho chain-link fenced enclosure near the entrance to the center. Emohiser said the area w a s washed wilh Chlorox daily and animal droppings cleaned up "as they happen." Emehiscr added that Iho last visit occurred during school sessions and bus loads of school children toured the zoo. It was n very popular attraction, he said. ; "Frankly, I can't understand why anyone would complain," Emchiser said. ··'' , The zoo Is an open enclosure where most of the animals mingle freely. It Is a diversion for shoppers who visit Iho center. Fora quarter, the children m n y r0ilm "bout the en closure polling the animals: i Two lions, Wilbur (6 months old) and B'esler (3 monlhs) are housed in enclosed pens with 'plywood roofs, as is a baby black bear.. : . , , s . .: Ferro'n said he look Ihe lions and bear for a walk around the shopping center parking lot' at about 11 p.m. each evening., "See what ferocious beasts we have," said Fcrron, climbing into Wilbur's pen, where ho sat on the lion and stuck his arm in Its mouth. " ' Other animals Include an Australian agile wallaby (which children mistakenly cnll "Iho baby kangaroo"), a guinea hen, some ducks, sheep, nn African burro and other small animals. O n - a visit to Ihe zoo, » passing man was overheard lo remark In a 1 loud voice, "It's too hot out there on lhat as- phault for those animals.". Ferron throw up his hands. "See? There It is again," The zoo travels throughout lh« nation and nowhere does it receive complaints i n . th« volume It docs nt Fayetleville, Mrs. Chovanlc said, · · · . : ' · "I agree It's warm out Ihor* but If Ihe animals were nncom- ?ortabio'we wouldn't put thcrrt out,'' she said. "What about Iho callle out In the pnslurcs? They are out In Ihe sun all day long? Do«»'r't anybody ever complain ibout [hem? 1 sho asked. · . : "1 don'l ace where. the|(« animals are endangered In any way by the heal," slij) said,

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