Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 23, 1976 · Page 15
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 15

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 23, 1976
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14 · NortriwMt Arkanwt TIMES, Friday, April 23, 1974 A dress takes ca ly chore Ingrid Bergman ire of a grandmother- as she takes an out- ing w i t h her grandson Justin, 3, in New York City's Central Park (his weekend. Justin is the son of Miss Bergman's daughter Pia Llnd- .strom. (AP Wtrcpholo) Attends Press By JAY SHARBUTT. NEW YOUK (AP) -- H was as though an occult hand had plucked Mary H a r t m a n off Ui« set of "Mary Harlman, Mary Hartman," renamed her Louise Lasser and left her stranded on the East Coast, discussing her much-discussed series. \Vhale\-er happened. Miss Lasser. a litie actress : who plays Mary, wound up braying Fun City's Fo'jrth Estate in the Ambassador Room of some ho tel here Ihts week. No. doubt she-later wondered what Nor man Lear hath wrought. She was 20 minutes Lale for what the press agent called^'an informal press reception."- Dur ing the wait, scribes chatted smoked, drank coffee- and -a young photographer said, '' I don't see any TV people." ., Hut there was a TV people -a reporter from WNEW, a New York station t h a t airs "Mar. Hartman" each week nigh after the local news.. , , When Miss Lasser arrivec clad in peasant shirt and fade denims and sipping a glass o grapefruit juice, there · wa scattered applause and heav clicking of camera shuUers. She smiled and walked to podium. About J5 photogra phers clustered around her They shot pictures for at,leas five m Enii Ics. "God, I hope you all hav film in there." she mused, Th pnotogs drew in lighter an tighter. Forfjnately, the new conference began. " "Blow much input do -yo have in the writing ot '[h show?" one reporter aske The question and attempted r ply disappeared in Ihe cloud babble that tends to rise fro New York press powwows. Later, in answering anoth question. Miss Lasser said si was oh a week's break, ha taped 90 shows so f a r m would do.4Q more to comple the first '.'Mary Hartman" se son,' : i- ' . i ; . After that, "it's totally up the air," she said, explainin that a second season depen on how negotiations go \vi stations that now air or won like to air the soap opera-corn dy;in which she stars. The photographers kept clic ing away. Miss -Lasser -w asked, "Are you be com! Mary?" . i'v ""I'm having a problem w t," she conceded, noting th Bicentennial Conference Set Religious Affiliation Greater Than Ever By GEORGE W. CORNELL NEW- YORK (AP) -- Although present-day Christians are inclined to romanticize fondly about church vitality ir early America and to bempar the increasing secularization of modern culture, religious affiliation today is far greater than in the period of the nation's origins. Historians point out that church membership has gon upward almost steadily in i\\, 200 years of U.S. history, not down, and that it now con stitutes a proportion of the pop illation six times greater than in the country's early years. The idea that American church activity once ftourlshec and has "subsequently declineci Is false and the historical per jpective involved is unsound/ says the Rev. Dr. Franklin Fl Littell, a religious historian o Philadelphia's Temple Univer sity. America in its early year ' ' w a s overwhelmingly un churched and heathen, regard less of pretensions and publi claims," he writes in his book "From State Church lo Plural ism." However, he also note that requirements for churc membership then were miie siiffer than now. This is the sort of problnj factual look at the nation's rel gious heritage that is schedule next week, April 25-30, in Phila delphia at an ecumenical B centennial conference on rel g LOUS liberty, sponsored b Protestant, Orthodox, Roma Catholic and Jewish bodies, A church hislorian of Ne York's Union Thcologjcal Sem nary, the Rev. Dr. Robert T 'Handy, says that no more tha 10 per cent of the U.S. pop lation belonged to churches (he post-RevoJution period, a though greater disciplines fo church membership then mean participants doubtlessly ceeded formal membership. Nevertheless, the present-da , religious affiliation invo!v about 62 per cent of the pop lation, shov/ing an immen. growth compared with tl '" small minority included in tl earlier period. Even in pre-indepcndence c Ionia! times, actual voti; church membership inv · only a fractional minority, an required not only belief and a " herence to church duties, b testimony of a particular , , perience" of God's redeemi; grace. Without s u c h an rience, full membership was enied.".' This meant lhat even mem- rs' offspring, though bap- crt, might not be acceptable, suiting in a formula by \vhich ey became "half-way cov- anters," ' t h a t is .conditional rtners to the covenant be- een Ckid and humanity, thus gible for communion, but ifhout rights of full member : ip. In the post-Revolution period, e church "picture was nol ery promising," Dr. Handy rites in his book,'"A Christian merica." He notes that not nly had membership shrurik- ut other factors jolted the NEED HELP? Tor eonBdentli* Uiformation ·riMlslince on: V.B., pregnancy, drugs, Hmto, tctont, TOofhHi muwiyi, etc. Call YOUTH HOT IINE . Son. thru Tburl., 7-II p.m. Frl ud S*(., 7-1 Z p.m. Miss lasser 01 'Mary Harlman'.»*« $20,000 Given Ex-Governor iig live shows a week'tends cause a fusion between her ary' Hartman : character ahri e reality ol her own life. How would Mary behave al a ; conference like this, "she ^_ asked. .:.' "She'd be much funnier," she plied with a grin, tile conference 'was rearing n end. So the only TV reporter tending It slood where view's could see the news confer: rice he covering. He nodded at hts film cam- ratnan, picked up his micro- inne and:began talking at the a soft voice. He said he had "a story 30'al Louise Lasser .discussing Mary Harlman, Mary Haitian."' Ex-Women's Lib Leader Broke NEW YORK CAP) -- One-time 'omen's liberation leader' Ti}race Atkinson is on welfare -r every two" weeks -- and ays she is beginning "to think obbtng a bank has dignity." A founder of the,NaUonal Or- atiizalion for Women, Miss Al- (inson sat(3 Thursday that, for he past year, she was broke and relied on "the kindness of riends." When she did apply tor \\ are, she said, she came against, .'"the most .stone-faced, uticompassionate people I have ever seen" and got help only by wo weeks of "crying, screaming; yelling and .marching CHARLESTON. W.Va. (AP) -- Tlic iiroscculion's main witness says he delivered $25,OIK -- stulfcd tn trailer bags -- lo Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr., who Is charged with extortion con spiracy. Moore and his former cam palHii manager, William Loy aro accused of extorting the SK.OOO from Theodore El.. Price in 1972, .when Moor was run nitig for re-elcclion and Price wanted a slate bank charter^ . Price, 4'!, testified Thursdaj in U.S. District Courl abou three visits lo Moore's office. Price, former president of D versified Mountaineer Corp begins a three-year prison tern May 3. lie pleaded guilty lo on of 37 counts of defrauding cus tomers of the bankrupt fiuan cial chain, He said from Ehe witiics stand that he hopes "the qual ty" of his cooperation will're suit in the dismissal of the otl or 36 counts and the reductio of his sentence. : Price said he delivered $10 000 twice and $5,000 once in vii its to Albore's office in 197! after. Price ha filed an appiicalion for a sla straight in visor. . . ." to the super- bank" charter. On the second visit,-Moor 53, told him "Lhat we harl th voles" in t h e - s t a t e Board Banking and Financial 1 stilutions for approval of tl application. Price tosliiicd. But the hoard rejected th application by a 3 to 3 vote Jan. 30, 1973, and refused to r consider the miller at a Feb. meeting. A stale hank exam iner has testified lhat he w surprised anyone voted for t! application, which he said considered substandard. Small Clap Courts Designed For'PoprMatv Eclilor's Nolo: You've com- ainou to tho manager, written a Ihe company president ami oiled your local: consumer Blairs, office and you're still left itii a damaged product or an ppliance thai docsnl work, ou still .have some options By I.OUJSE COOK Associated Press Wriler An increasing number ol Americans who can't get satis- aclioh despite the g r o w t h . i n omplaint agencies are lakuif heir .'grievances lo courts ana rbitrallon boards. ' The most popular legal -.-. s lo fight H out in small claims ourt, ; with alternatives m ludina .class ' action lawsuits and arbitration boards set up y the Better Business Bu rebus. Tho atmosphere in smal claims court is much more 111 ormal than in regular courl You usually don't need a law ycr (some stales, even ban erneys). And it won't mich. . . . Small claims courts are ne signed for those cases where simply wouldn't pay to. get lawyer and invest a.lot of lime :he costs would he more Ida the damages involved. Rules for small claims courl v a r y . from slate lo stale. Th filing fee is relatively small generally between' $10 and $5 -- and the anibunt of damage you can recover runs 'from couple hundred lo a coup thousand dollars. , ' . "It is a poor'man's .court said'County .Court Judge Thof as O'Connell of Dade Count Fla.'' O'Connell's duties inclu hearing'',small- claims: or sum- ary procedure-cases':as they e called jn Florida 1 ,'John Nol. clerk of- the -civil division 'the court -- Hie part in lilcli O'Connell. works: -- re- jrlcd 21,320 small claims lies-we're filed inl975, .. com- ircl to 20,904 in M71 and 18.- a in 19V3. . '.:'·'· Why live Increase? No one it ire.'Nelson said a 1973 cliango (1 (lie law transferring soino ases were'filed in 1375, cotn- lal previously had been heard Isbivhcro niight l)b part of tho reason although (hat would not ccounl fur Ihe Increase from ·3T( to 1075. "Or," .he said, "it nigiit be Urn" economy."' The theory' thai'-, people ars more likely to go to courl in lard times Is supported by fig- ires for t h e , firsl. part of (bis ·ear when Ihe recession had eased. Nelson said 3,4*) small I aims' eases were heard in J a n u a r y , and .February. Ibis ·car, compared to 3,638 in lha same .period of 1975. : I f you neerl legal-, advice dur- ng the case,;you .probably can ;cl it from thj!court itself. O'Connell heard nine cases tn i recent morning. They ranged Vom an urguhieht over a brown windshield to a case involving a used car loan.·,..'· (The annual 'interest/rale on the loiin, clearly- stated in lha contract, rwas 27rlV'|rer cent. "Usurious," ..QlConnell said. "They didn't get a chance lo open'-(heir mouth because they didn't havertp; All I.had lo do ivas look al-'llie contract."). Small - claims courts, . of coiirse, serve 'businesses as well as consumers. ' , Welfare department workers (old a' different story, sayiiii Miss Atkinson got special treat rnenl and received her firs check without the usual docu mentation of need after a su pervisbr intervened. . "Siie shouted at us, used abusive language," said one. Miss Atkinson, .37. said her decision to apply for welfare came after'college lecture jobs vanished, she had trouble writing a n d . w a s unable to get fimy kind of work, ' "Ypu ! wouldn't believe the menial Jobs I have applied for," she said. "But people say I'm too old. or too famous or too hot to handle.". PIONEER has Homeowners LOANS $2,000-$15,000 Service Since 1932 -Get Ext'a Cash Now Consolidate Debts 8- Cut Your Payments .' ' · No Brokef Fees of Poinls PIONEER FINANCE OF'OKLAHOMA INC 1 OIJlbnOWNCAlt.ttUECl Sitoam Springs'918/254-6185 ; t Oklahoma Stale Regulated Rate, . : * State' 1 - established churches gradually, were being dis mantled, cutting off churche from state support and ; com pellihg them to make it on their own by voluntary support. Many, pulpits .were empty, historians say, and American religious. Institutions were at their weakest'iebb. ' , . ' "Not more than one person in 20 or possibly one in JO seems to have been affiliated," historian Sydney E. Ahlstrom writes in "A Religious History of -the American People,". but:he adds lhat ironically, the low ebb be came a prelude to an unparalleled religious resurgence. New Arrival A 13-pound hahy Unless whale Saturday and is believed In sn'ims w i t h ils m o t h e r at the he the first whale ever de- Toba A q u a r i u m . The three- . livercil at an anuarlutn. (AP fool-long cub was bom last Wircphoto) -- C O U P O N FOR THE FAMILY Ken's Pizza Parlor 409 WIST DICKSON FOR BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE! Void WHh Any Other Speeia'.l (Nol good on delivery or carry out) FRI.-SUN. 7:00 9:25 SUN. MAT. 2:00 HELD OVER 3RD WEEK! ALL SEATS 50(5 SHOP AT THE.MALL WHILE THE KIDS SEE THE MOVIEI Alfred Hitchcock, a ttabbKcally MrtertaMn motion picture. SATURDAY ONLY 10:00-12:30-3:00 BLACK BRUCE DERN BARBA HARRIS WILUAM DEVAN'E FEATURE: "LASSIE COME HOME" and 4 BIG CARTOONS (G) A UNIVERSAL PICTUflf NEXT: "FIGHTING MAD" 5JI-7C05 MALLTWIN1 FRI.-SUN. 7:00-9:40 SUN. MAT, 2:00 FRI.-SUN. 7:00-9:00 SUN. MAT- 2:00 The story of a woman's outrage and a woman's revenge. BEDFORD/HOFFMAN AHM PRESIDENT* MEFT Mrribcin, MIKUIIKMWCMT tn+t* t, mSPmiK uHaSy HaSti'Smm *££+** mtc u,ni RUmrmcrio-;?! ** h "«« rauwitFf Tituxiaiiw · No On* Under 171 HELD OVER 7th WEEK! ; ' S E E : THIS SHOW BEFORE IT LEAVES! FRI.SUN. -" ' One Flew Over TheCuckoo's Nest' Is 7:00 - 9:35 ^nny. shocking, powerful «nd, In the end,'"' SUN. hcirtbreafcFng."-G«fles/)a;f'( WBC-TV : MAT. 2:00 , they'll sKow you how the West wasFUN I FR1.-SAT. 7:00-9:10 SUNDAY 2:00-7:30 THE DUCHESS AND THE DIBTWATEB GEORGE SEGAL GOUME HAWN BEST COMEDY WESTERN SINCE BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID! OF EQUAL · VALUE

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