Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 16, 1972 · Page 3
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Feeling Of Hope Seen ArkatiMii TIMES, Wed., Aug. 16, 1972 rAVCTTKVILLS, AttKANVAft Marianna Rebuilding After Boycott (AP) -I "I'm opllmlsllc," ho suld. lo ·.'closing of about. h dozen stores ' . , fcvcn the linrd core of . ''has ended and the town , l s . be- j black milltimlB ami tho Citizens ' · . lo.rebuild,: · 'Council people Three of Uie stores lire being down some.'' ^.cleaned, slocked mid prepared! W. .H. DaggoU, who ; Is * lOr reOnnnilK/. ' ''. : ' i (-anirltlif - l i i r n n n n l n t M * . . . * A ~ mil- ' for reopening, huvc calmed g by appointment as mu- Whlle Ibere'ls still, n o t l o t a l j n l c l p a l judge said he believes Aharmony in this sleepy Mis- time' will heal Uie wounds Vslsslppi delta town, there Is VMarianna. ' In .feeling of hope, tinged with' ·''some bitterness because of events past, that the blacks arid ; whites uan live peacefully side V.'by side. -""' Sheriff Courtney. Langston, '·'49, voiced a feeling of hope for ·;/lbwh. He said wltb the new ,, .._. ,, . ___________ _..,, .^sense of hope there still Is "u'gett said. "I think this will ·1.. feeling of distrust, because oflwork out among the younger ' "I think they (Ihe blacks pushed It a liUle too fasti" he said. "My prejudices -- and I use Ihe word advisedly -- are less than my father's, as his were less than his 'father's; "My children are almost to- j l a l l y free of prejudice," Dag- Though the strife I n ' t h e town has oxlsted tor ilcuadcH, the physical, tangible evidence of black discontent hcgan In June 1071, when the Lee County Concerned GUI/ens, a black group, began the boycott of Marlimna stores. At one point In the 13 months of the boycott, blacks laid down 41 demands, bill somewhere In all that time they were lost or partly sacrificed for racial harmony. The LCCC. said the buycotl was called'Off because 11 was which provides ,fice medlc.nli In January about 2,500 blacks cure for tho pour, continues I!ogan boycotting the schools ,a patient load of 40 or because school officials denied wit" , u I'auuiit jvuu vi iv u* iuwwunv nutiuuj uini;iuii uciuuu mote U day, while the admlnln-'lhclr request lo hold u ceremo- . , all we've gone through." gencration." ling Health Needs Are Noted At Committee Meet ·"!',,. C h a n g i n g '..priorities were health need noted . a n d .a -Nominating Committee "aip- ··. ^pointed at a meeting/Tuesday ^ of the Washington County ·3', .Health Department's Advisory ;T' Committee. ; _ . r The nominating Committee, "'^composed of Dr. Robert Bab"cock and Miss Lighten, will ""·present a slate of officers for . t h e rieWly formed group at the September meeting. Mrs. Joyce Carroll, nursing supervisor of the county health department, reviewed a list of health priorities on health needs prepared in 1970. The top priorities of additional sanitarians .and nurses are now t being met and instead of one sanitarian there are now three. Ttoe'shortage of nurses is not as acute now and will be further relieved with the graduation ... this December of the first class "·In,tha Associate Degree Nursing .Program at the University of '.Arkansas. , , . : It was noted that while, the - physician-population ration . . is favorable tha need for general practitioners is still critical. Also noted were programs being instituted to meet the problem "of drug abuse and menial health care. The third priorily, the high cost of drugs and medical care, has not abated and has continued to soar but some .progress has been made in providing health cars services .0 the .poor. Mrs. Carroll cited he Medical Services Ministry, sponsored by local churches and he estblishment of the Family 'lanning dinies and maternity Initor, Oily Neiu Jr., plans [or the acquisition of n site for a $250,000 clinic building. Hedlenor and Noal say they now feel Irulv jyelcome at the Lee County Memorial Hospital, whoic use of the facilities by clinic physicians was insured by a consent decree In fcde'rnl Disttlet Court. Both praised the new administrator of the hospital, Ken l.e 'unnecessary lo crush our own Mastusiyfor casing some of the '··"" ad feelings that existed be- ween the hospital and clinic's USTED AS CRITICAL , Mrs. Carroll listed the critical need of,a medical directors for ,he, county./health department. She also mentioned that a central clearing house is needed lo prevent duplication of health 'acilities. ; Plans were developed to recruit additional members for the advisory committee and lo work 'closely with the Northwest A r k a n s a s Health Plannjng Council. Mrs. Carroll also reported that infectious hepatitis cases were still occurring .in the county with 26 oases reported during the past four .months. She said that cases were limited to the. Springdale area, but the source of infection has not been i s o l a t e d she said an epidemiologist of the state health department will be assigned, to the area. She also sais Michael O'Cain public health venereal control investigator, bas reported seven cases of syphilis and 13 cases of gonorrhea since his appointment to the area in July. These statistics do not show ·possible cases, the number 'of contacts investigated, or those reported by private physicians. city. The LCC Calso gave these reasons for ending the .boycott: --The organization recognized that there has been "some progress for blacks" in the community, --There has been "a definite change in altitudes on the part of whites as relate to blacks." --Black people "shall partiol pate in the economic rebuilding of bur fair city as owners anc oporntores of business " Bob Johnson, owner and manager of Johnson's Market, observed that at one, time Marianna seemed " v e r y explosive," hut. he said that has oeen changed now. "Nobody ever went home and laid down and rested," he said "We rest easier at night now." He said that before the boy.- cott "my business was about G( per cent black and 40 per cenl white. It went down 50 per cenl during the trouble. "It's coming back up now, but it's not up lo where it was. "One of their demands was that I hire a black on the cash register," he said.;"I coUldn' do that now if I wanted to. I've had to let three or four people go." Dr. Irwin Hedlener, a physi cian at Ihe controversial Lee County Co-operative .Clinic says,. "Downtown you can sei that it's loosening up. I hea some new business will be opening. That's a good sign." The clinic was one of the fac tors in tensions in Marianna Some whites felt that it contributed to the bad feelings. The federally funded clinic, ob after leaching in Tennessee, aid the hospital "is here to be used. "I haven't had any piob ems," he said. tatfs. TO 1(E USED LeMastus, who look the ny on Ihe hlrlhduy of Dr. Mar- III Luther King. Many of them jot back Jnlo school before the .erm- ended. Others completed .heir education out of state and nearly ISO pupils are attending summer sessions to make up for Ihoso lost months In the classroom. H. C. Dial resigned as Hiipor- Intendcnt of the schools and Everett Kelly has taken his place, Kellysaidthat blacks will be principals at a high school,* the seventh grade and the grade four, five and .alx level. Blacks also will constitute 56 per cent of the faculty. Privately some blacks blame whites and vice versa for (ha problems in the town * Some blame newsmen. One store I don't want to have anything lo do with you people. The LCCC headquarters, once manager snapped at a report- he'hub of the black resistance·*?, ' " m ' """' '" hav " """movement, is nearly empty low Most of the Iiteiature in he office now is 'devoted' Id black candidates running foi jlectmn this fall and registering jlack voters The nearly empty LCCC head quarters contains racks of literature devoted to black candidates and registration of,black voters. County judge H. C Adams is opposed by a black, Benjamin Anthony Sr. "In my opinion we've registered j iist. about every person that's eligible,"- Adams said. We're just about at the .bottom He said that almost 8,000 persons-had been registered and that blacks probably out- There'ii been too much publicity about Mauanna already. I've icad some of the dam ricdest lies." MOST PUBLICIZED ' /One of the most publicized contr9versles in Marianna developed over a charge that _ Adams, In a confrontation with i Cheeks and others, carried an unauthorized weapon, a pistol. "Man, it was rough," Adams said. "I,was uptight too. The whole town was tense. My life had been threatened four or five times. I was carrying the pistol for self protection." Adams predicted that he will be re-elected in November. "I think I'm the superior can- numbered ^whites on the regis-j'diriate," he said. "White 'or tration rolls by 200 or 300. 'black, I'd hate to get beat by Rabon Cheeks, 38, director of the LCCC, said, that the county had 11,646 persons of voting age, of whom 6,238 are black. He said he assumed the blacks were in a : majorily of those who were registered. While , Judge Daggelt says that one, of the answers to eliminating strife is through the education of the young, there have also been problems in the school system. somebody inferior lo me, and I think I'm better mentally,, morally and physically. The fact, that he's black is not really the thing." . ' , , ' . : · ' · · · .'.: One of the signs that things are cooling off at Marianna is that people now can smile at a framed cartoon in Adams' office which show Gov. Dale Bumpers awakening from a pleasant dream in which Marianna was in Tennessee. Researchers Develop System Which Allows Blind To'See' By M!KE SILVEBMAN SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -TWO researchers have developed an electronic system which projects television images into the skin of blind persons to help them discern objects, measure distances, and even read normal print. Widespread practical use of the device is Still several years off, the scientists say, but eventually it could enable the blind to move about freely and enter professions from which they have previously been excluded. The experimental system is the product of eight years of work by Drs. Carter C. Collins and Paul Bach-y-RIta at the University of the Pacific's Smith-Kettlowell Institute of Visual Research here. A person using the portable system wears a pair of eyeglass frames on which is mounted a tiny television camera made up of hundreds of transistors. The camera is connected through a vest-worn battery network to a shield of electrodes taped to the subject's stomach. The entire unit weighs less than five pounds. When the transistors scan objects in front of them, they send the exact pattern to the corresponding electrodes, which then trace the image on the stomach in a series of electrical impulses. DRAWING "Thus if We held up the shape of a square in front of a person wearing the camera, he would feel the electrodes literally drawing a square on his stomach," explained Collins. The electrical stimulation is safe and painless, Collins said. He described it as feeling "like I a'light vibration, or a fly crawling across the skin." I He said the stomach was chosen because "it offers a large area of sensitive skin" and can support the square-foot matrix of 4mm diameter electrodes. A blind person using Ihe system can learn to "read" the alphabet in "a few dozen hours," Collins said. The system has been used on about 70 blind subjects at the institute, and s e v e r a l sighted volunteers wearing blindfolds. Collins said the units might eventually be available for private use at a cost of about $5,000 apiece. GUARANTEE RESERVE CONGRATULATES ED SCHAFFER NEW AGENT OF THE YEAR FACTORY OUTLET Springdale (Behind the Dollar Store) 50 Will Buy One PERMA-PRESS Boys' Short Slcnvc Shirt Houn: 10 to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturdqy Kd Rclmlfrr Cnr«r Atent NIMT Agrnl nf Ihft Vrar Ed Scliaffer has earned one ol Guarantee Ucsorve Life Insur nnce Company's mosl prestigious .awards. The New Agent ot the Year Award is presented each ,ycar to Ihe first-year flgont who best represents the professlona' qualities of salesmanship and ·service to policylioldors through . oul the Guarantee Reserve area i O f operations covering some 3 stales. 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