Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 1, 1973 · Page 8
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 1, 1973
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i. ft! Mtrttiwxt AIMIWU TIMH, iV .· *vrrrmvH4.t. ftitm., Man* 1, 1971 ^ V - W * .. ·raar MM from Thirty-Day Forecast Below normal Precipitation and above normal tempera- lures are forecast for (he next 30 days in Northwest Arkansas, according to data released by the National Weather service. Teenage Dr.inkers . ; TORONTO (AP) -- Student · use of alcohol is on the rise . h e r e , says an Addiction j Research , Foundation report. A survey of more than 5.600 public · Pressure Applied · PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - · Petitions supporting a bill to fi- · nance a four-lane highway be- itween Pine Bluff and Little »Rock have been sent to Gov. iDale Bumpers and Stale Rep. jBoyce Alford of Pine Bluff, act cording to a Pine Bluff Cham- Jber of Commerce official. J Wayne Stone, chairman of Vthe Chamber of Commerce's Jhighway commission, said be- jtween 2,500 and 3,000 names · were on the petitions. He said j additional petitions were being ^circulated throughout Southeast · Arkansas. and high school students showed alcohol users had increased from 46.3 per cent in 1968 to 70.6 per cent in 1972. Lost Torah Scroll At SMU Is Identified By GODFREY ANDERSON DALLAS, Tex. (AP) -- A Torah scroll housed In the Harrison Bible Collection at Southern Methodist University has been Identified by experts as the lost one of six Torahs from ttie nn dent Chinese-Jewish commu nity of Kalfeng that dates back to 1163, Dr. Dechard Turner said today. Dr, Turner described the Torah, hand written by a devout Chinese Jew no later than 1653, as "one of the crown Jewels of the Harrison Collection ... one of the most priceless volumes it beggars description." A Torah is a completion of the first five books of the Old Testament, normally handwritten by devout Jews. Dr. Turner, curator of the collodion as well as director of the Birdwell Library on the SMU campus, gave first news of the discovery at a private meeting of the Harrison Estate Trust in Pryor, Okla., a week ago. Asked by The Associated Press to confirm it. he said: "This is terribly premature. We are not ready to show it because we have more research work to do on it. We are sure ol the data and the identification, but there are missing pieces on how it got here. They are failing into place quicker than we expected and in six weeks or so we will be ready." Dr. Turner said credit should go to Michael Pollock, Dallas printer and print historian, for discovery of the scroll's origin. "We had more or less given up," Turner said. "Many factors defied the conventional ways of dating it. But Mr. Pollock kept at it. He never let a clue go. In the end his persistence solved the problem of identification." 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SHEEPSKIN The Tortih, handwritten on soft, pliable sheepskin, had defied Identification by the Brld- well Library scholars ever since cataloging the Harrison Collection began in 1963. In June of last year, Pollock wrote to Dr, Mcnehcm Schmcl- zer, librarian of the Jewish Theological Seminary in ·' New York, and "almost as an afterthought" sought Schmelzor's opinion on the scroll. Schmcl/.er replied that the handwriting was "definitely the handwriting of Chinese Jews." Pollock then Initiated the search whfch ended with identification. He found a record of the sale of the six Kaifcng Torahs, written by the Rt. Rev. George Smith who sent two Chinese Christians to Kaifeng to buy the Torahs in 1851. Smith described the appearance of the scrolls and the writing style, which conformed to the Torah in Dal- The report that cinched identification was written by Pr Jerome Tobar, who wrote that five of the six scrolls were individually numbered in Hebrew on the reverse side of the last skin in the scroll. The numbers were two, four, five, nine and FROM GENESIS The Harrison Torah was unrolled all the way from the beginning of Genesis to the very end of Deuteronomy.!' 'Pollock wrote In his account of the discovery, ''And there, : on the back of the skin; which .tells Iho story of tho death of Moses, was a very, clearly marked Hebrew number--yod-bfith, 12." The remaining five Kaifeng Torahs are all accounted for. They Kong are hold Public by (he Hong Library, the Society of Jews In London, the British Museum, the bodlolun Library at Oxford, and the Library of Cambridge University. The Dallas scroll came to SMU along with an extensive collection of Bibles and similar materials belonging to the late Thomas J. Harrison of Pryor, Okla. Dr. Turner thinks it "highly possible" that some sections of the scroll may date back even earlier than 1653. He concedes that the question of how it first came to the Western Hemisphere may never be answered. Friends of Harrison in Pryor said he apparently attached no special significance to the scroll and they doubted that he knew of its origin or value at the time of his death. Favorite Drink PRAGUE CAP) -- A forester in Rabstejn in the Pilsen District tamed a wild boar for a pet. 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