Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 15, 1972 · Page 8
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 15, 1972
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· Northwwf ArUrtKii T1MIS, Tuw., Auf. IS, 197) AKKAM»A» Qr Because Of Them? b Business Said Thriving Despite Controls - 'By JOHN CUNIFF '.. f Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) -- It Is row one full year since President Nixon, faced with per- ilslehl Inflation, joblessness and foreign payments deficits, devalued t h e dollar and imposed controls on the economy. The President's action was a stunning defeat for the philosophy of laissez-faire. The fact was that the Amerl- lie Detector Tests Are Now Being Given Many Employes - *'· By ROD DAVIS DALLAS, Tex. (AP)--Don't ·tie surprised if the next time 'you're looking for a job, your prospective employer asks you ;tt take a He detector lest; Jixperls in Ihe field say more ·companies are using such tests. 1-iGeorge Danish of the San An- jloniq Police Department said r/iany. firms have large polygraph--lie detector--staffs of · Lheir own. '»;Most businesses, however, 'fcly on the services of the ap- iproximatcly 260 licensed exam- ,ujers in Texas '-'One of the state's largest is '/Truth Verification Inc.. a sub- iSidiary of Smith Protection "Services. uSlim Hamilton, acting chief "examiner for the agency, said ^rnost of his clients are busi- ,nesses with employes heavily ifflvolved in money -and mer- .chandismg "Grocery stores. J$£rvice stations, nightclubs and ifestaurants come to us a lot," ,he said ''Hamilton recommends use of 'the polygraph to businesses lo -control loss--either outright . Jlheft or time wasted by hiring the wrong man tor the job ^Hamilton Sdid a polygraph examination normally costs the business less than $20, com pared to $40 or $50 for a con ventional investigation r TYPICAL TEST ,IThe typical polygraph test takes about 45 minutes to administer, Hamilton said. Most ofj that time is spent establishing a rapport with the sub je'et and Calming his fears of th,e machine Only two or three minutes of actual attachment to IHe machine's sensing devices are requued During the test, the subject is' fitted with an elastic waist- barid, an arm wrap and tiny rr(etal sensors on his hands to te£t his breathing pattern, ^heartbeat and sweat reaction. SThe examiner runs through-a series of questions concerning life subject's health, education, financial condition and medication-usage. "Most people admit to petty theft," Hamilton said. Also, rrjost young applicants admit to having used marijuana. ^Hamilton said the most damaging outcome of the polygraph tesi Is the admission of an arrest record. Even it the arrest did not result in a conviction, he said, an employer frequently holds it against the applicant. Some consider the tests an invasion of privacy. OPPOSED BY CLU The Texas Civil Liberties Union is "opposed on all levels (to the test) as a condition of employment," said Hank Albach, president of Ihe Dallas chapter. He said the TCLU has received numerous complaints concerning polygraph usage but has yet to initiate legal action. Hamilton said examiners are aware of the need, to keep the information 'gained from the tests confidential. "We are extremely limited on who we give our reports to." Hamilton said. How reliable are the tests? "In most cases," Hamilton saidr "if.conditions are under the proper controls and the examiner is qualified, the possibility of telling if the subject Is telling the truth is 92 per cent. "If he's lying, his c h a n c e s are increased a little bit. but he'll get caught between 80 and 92 per cent of the time." 'Pol' .Hunters Told To Slay Home CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) -- Agriculture: Commissioner Gus Douglass '· says rnariju ana hunters iyhp.-fpund-a' bonanza in West Virginia's eastern panhandle counties last year will do well by staying home this summer. ' The commissioner reported Sunday that as of -August 7, crews from his agency had destroyed 1,111 acres of marijuana since an eradication pro gram, funded by the legislature, began in May. Douglas said "this is nearly one-half of the known 2.600 acres growing wild" in the state. Numerous out of state residents came into the eastern portion of the state last year to harvest the crops, prompting Douglass to seek legislative approval to, eradicate it. · can people were · disturbed by thtorlcs : th~at' seemed not lo work, by promises of economic turnarounds thai led straight ahead--and down. Surveys showed public confidence waning. . _·. . . . ' / . . ; . 'he: American economy was in trouble,.domestically and internationally. · ''·. Practical measures,'.· no matter how abhorrent to basic beliefs, seemed called for. · RESULTS 'Have the results been worth- vvhile? Millions of words will be written in an attempt to demonstrate or deny'that this : Is the case and, to a point, some evidence can be offered to suit either viewpoint.; The rate of inflation has dropped to about 3.5 per cent, but that still is enough to cut the, dollar In half in 20 years. Joblessness has decreased from near 6 per cent, but 5.5 per. cent .of the labor force is still.unemployed. Still, the domestic economy Is expanding, corporations arc making money, .people are building their savings and a housing boom · continues. The government still hasn't learned how to cut spending, and the continued budget deficits and trade imbalances conceivably could lead to a further dollar devaluation even before the word monetary system is rebuilt. In broad summary, the evidence seems to indicate that the emergency decisions of a year ago have resulted in immediate practical gains for the administration. The final evaluation of those moves, however, remains to be measured by both future events and future historians. The most important measurement will be of the long-term changes in the American way of life. Will emergency regulations enacted under the great pressure of immediate problems become a permanent part of the American outlook, accepted as the new ethic, woven into the philosophy, enacted into laws? Time will tell. SURPRISE Meanwhile, there'is one effect that surprises almost everyone who learned their textbook economics more than dozen years ago. Business is thriving in a regulated economy. Many businessmen support controls. Their mood is bullish. Contrast their outlook with that of a year ago and you have one of the most curious results of the new economic program. Businessmen, economists, statisticians are all looking up. Ironically, the emergency measures of Aug. 15, 1971, enacted with considerable distaste, are winning respect from some unlikely directions. Conceivably, they could become a permanent part of the new economics. By HAL DOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - "Every- hing has a guideline," said Lionel Hampton, the bandleader. ''Once we find that guideline, ve have to adhere to !t." religion snd musJc have been he two guidelines ot " T h e lamp." Together they inspired lim to rise from Ihe bleak fu- ure of a black slum kid to recognition as "King of the Vibra- harp" and one of Ihe dominant figures in modern jazz. They came to Ihe musician's rescue last year when the crip : pling death of hfs svlfc of 35 Religion And Music Have Been Bandleader's Guidelines years nlmosl drove him lulo retirement. : "1 Idolized Gladys 'since tho days we were chllilhood sweethearts," he said, al a luncheon here during his engagement nt the Rainbow Grill. "She vvns everything n woman could be lo n man. She was my wife, my friend, m y , ' inspiration and my btisiness manager. I could come to her with any problem, big or little. "She set up things tor me so well that I'll never have to go to n breadline whatever happens. "When sho died--her lienit just blew out--II was like the end of the world. I didn't want to play another note. I Just wanted to quit everything." JOYFUL SOUND 11 wns lira (tally reading of the liible, Hampton snld, that convinced him he should rci slime his llfcwork of "making a joyful sound for the Lord. "I'm a great believer in the Bible. I get substance out of It. II Is meaningful In my life." Not too long ago when nn elderly hotel chambermaid returned lo Hampton an envelope containing $500 which ho had carelessly left In "is room, ho was so impressed by her honesty that lie hired her for life us his cook.' Hnmplon said he developed his marvelous sense of rhyl"'" by beating with spoons on pots and puns as a child on a tenement floor. His first drumming lessons were given him by a nun nl the Catholic school he attended. "She rapped my knuckles when I started lo give the beat with my left hand," he said. Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong helped him up lh« Indilor when ho wns playing In sawdust-floored Los Angeles night spot!) nl tf a nlflhl. Later, Hampton nnd his band (turned u» lo $10,000 for n single concert. This year Hampton nnd hln men, busier, than ever, will inako ' more tlmn 200 nppenr- anccs. And now. at 68, he can still play them Inlo exhaustion. EVEREST OENNIN6S WHEELCHAIRS FOLDS TO 10" RENTALS SALES FiyclUvllle Dru* E.SldeSqunr* Louisiana Purchase (or less) Sixty cents or less, plus tax. That's the maximum charge fora three-minute call from any Arkansas city to New Orleans if you dial It yourself the One-Plus way from 5 p.m. to'11 p.m., Sunday through Friday. And most rates are even lower all day Saturday and Sunday till 5 p.m. Dial "1," plus the Area Code (if different from your own), plus the number. One-Plus .. .There's no cheaper way to call Long Distance. Southwestern Bell WAREHOUSE FURNITURE 555 W. 15th Ph. 521-5034 announces a IN THEIR NEW FURNITURE DEPARTMENT! TWO BIG WEEKS-Sale Begins Aug. 15th -Ends Aug. 26th -Hurry for Best Selection! Come By and Register Drawings for 3 hand-painted 24"x48" Framed Pictures 4 pcs. Vinyl Studio, Club Chair, Swivel Rccker, $17700 and Ottoman. Reg. $299.95 . ... Ill Early American Sofa and Chair Reg. $275.00 $199 95 Sofa and Chair. Reg. $175.00 Sofa and Club Chair in Crushed Velvet. Reg. $259.00 $9995 $ 175°° La-Z-Boy Sofetre (double rccliner) in velvet. Reg. $535.00 Spanish Sofa and Chair. Reg. $286.00 $214 50 MATTRESSES · BOX SPRIN6SIS0I 8101 King Size Hide-a-Bed Reg, $300.00 Regular Size Hid«-a-Bed Reg. $225.00 Mattresses Springs Princess Regular Size 2 pc set Princess Twin She 2 pe. set Holiday Regular .Size Z pc, set Hotel-Mole! Regular She 2 pc. net ..... .$57.95 .$89.95 $75.00 RECLINER, Vinyl in black RECLINER, Vinyl deluxe in brown SWIVEL-ROCKERS in Vinyf and in Fabrics. Reg. 69.95 $ 75 $ 95 $ 35 Hotel-Motel Queen She 2 pc, let ..,,. The area's largest assortment of carpet under one roof . . . . and during our big Furniture Sale, we'll be giving away FREE PAD W|TH EACH INSTALLATION (Except Roll Ends)

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