Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 25, 1976 · Page 24
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 24

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, April 25, 1976
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SECTION D FAYETTEVfUE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, APRll 25, 1976 Honor Degrees UA To Honor Three ^.^.fr6'fti®* 'An Old Pilot Soars Over The Horizon By FLOYD CAUL JR. He was a big loud man who entered the room like a thunder clap and who, durmg his long years in the cockpit and on the llighl deck, shook a major-por tion of the earth s surface with the thunder or his engines He walked a\\ay unrufflet from a dozen of those incident that kill lesser pilots And Ihen almost ovemiglil, he slipped ou or life so quietly-that it wa difficult to believe he w\is gone Capl Bill Keelon ha, bee mourned by family and friend here in Noithwest Arkansas and. in the long months . to come he will be mourned again and again when transient air crews meet at fields in the tor parts of the world to pass the word on doings of the ilying community BILL' LEARNED to fly on Piper Cubs at Drake Field in the dajs well before World War I II when the federal govern c ment. dimly troubled by the expansion of foreign air forces, * began to offer training to slu ' dents who might, somulaj A former United Stales repre scnlativc, a former president of (lie UnivefF^y of:Arkansas,'and (he founder o f , , a- respected volunteer . agency , lo' combat child abuse,will receive honor ary degrees from the University at rils 102nd .annual commence O r v a l f c Faubus llavs arnnged the historic Ncwpoil conference, a aUubutcd bv inenl May 15. .Those .to be honored,.-, are Stale. University, at and Sharon Raricy f o u n d e r : - : and stale Blocks Hava of Washington, D C , John Tyler Calduoll, hancellor i emeritus of North arolina aleigh, PalloneV director of SCAN Volunteer Sen 'ice, Inc. The . commencement cere monies will be held at; 10 a.m. Razorback -Stadium. Daniel Schorr, suspended Washington coilespondcnt for CBS News vtll be the speaker Decrees will be conferred by. Dr. Charles E ,Bishop UA pi evident a n d . F r e d Pickens of Newport, chairman of the Board oftTrus- tees. / Hays a native of Rusbcllville, received ' his bachelor of arts degree from-the UA in 1919 and his j u r i s - d o c t o r degree . from George Washington University in 1322. When he was only 30, in '1928. Hays,sought the Democratic nomination for .governor A l t h o u g h unsuccessful, lie began a political career, that was lo last for 30 ye'ar-s. SOCIAL WORKER During Ill's practice of law, Hays was known for his interest in social work. In 1930. he .went to Washington, to help draft the Bankhead-Joiies Farm Tenanl Act which allowed tenant farm lies to become mdependenl farm owners work which he still consideis lo be one or Hie mosl unportanl accomplish menls of his carrer. Hays'was'elected lo-Congress in'1942.- He served for-16 years. During .Ihe 1957 integration crisis at Little Rock, lie sought to serve'as a medialor between role vvhicli many as Ihe cause of Ins defeat in the 1958 election; After 'leaving-.Congress; Hays served under an appointment from the late Pusidenl Jphn F Kennedy as an assislanl secretary of state f o r . congressional relation? and as a.special assislanl to'tlie president. .From 19G8 unlil 1972 he was director of Ihe Fcumcmcal Institute of Wake Foicst Um\eisits North Carolina; He also, has taught ,at Rutgers.; Universi^ and at North Carolina .'Slate University , Caldwcll. served as presidcnl of Hie UA from'1952 59, when he left lo become chancellor b North Carolina State Univer sity. When he relircd from tin latter position in 19?j, hi became president of Ihe Trian gle Universities Center fo Advanced Studies. Inc. MISSISSIPPI GRADUATE A n a m e o[ Mississippi Calc wejl received bis bachelor degree 'from Mississippi. Stai College,, a master's .from ,Uuk University and his Pli.D. political science from Princelr Umversil} He also has masters ,degiee from Columbi aenu, « u u U..SU- "---' lo serve as a medialor between coine in handy in the event ol| ( n e ]ate p rcs ldent Duight D Eisenhower and former Gov During the l o n g years since those d a j s h e f l e w anplancs professional^, h i s career spanning i v a s t variety of air ' craft from Piper Cub lo jel nnd planes wilh trom one to lour engines During a long career he encountered all of those · sudden emergeneies that end flying careers and. in e v e r y case, suimounted the difflcullS ! wilh deceplive ease, AT TIMES he seemed lo h i dogged by engine failure. H · lost engines on takeoff, al all ' lude and in the Iraffic pdllcr ' until his fellovw began to si 'thai Keeton had engine .hours more 'singl multi : eng'n Llhivcrsilv. He began his caree public school teacher l Mississippi, served as a junv economist with the Unit States Reseltlemenl Adminislr tion. a New Deal agency, ai was a .member of the politic science faculty al Vanderb University from 1939-47, wi lime off fo'rservice in Wor War II. Before coming to; Arkans; Caldwell was president of A bama' College in Monteval Ala;, for five years. Caldwell lias been active educational organization serving as president and chairman of Ihe ' Executi Commillee of the: , Nation Association of State Universii and Land-Grant Colleges. psy- i done j airman nf the.Board.of Trus-| ·s of the Educational Testing rvice, as; a :.member of thel ited Slates National Comniis- n for the United .Nations ducational, Social and I Cul- ral- Organization (UNESCO) id as:a member of the Board .Directors o f ^ l h c ; Overseas [ evelopmcnt Council Mrs; Pallone;graduatcd from e University of Arkansas with| bachelors degice wlogv in 1861 She has aduate work at Mississippi otilhern -..College and at the mvers'ily of Colorado School of edicine. She has taught lrain-| lie ^retarded children. FOUNDED SCAN Mrs.'· Pallone founded SCAN , Ihe state in 1972 SPAN li'.acrorivm for Suspected Child buse and Neglect As state irector, she is responsible'for i reeling the activities nf the rgamzation in five areas ot rkansas; for coordinaling with he Department of Hcallh, Education and Welfare Vashmgton D C on financing or. assisting*:with coordination among olher commumtv agcn cies for providing public mfor mation about Ihe orginiiation nd planning a n d supervising SCAN training sessions ' She also serves on Ihe child protection team at Ihe UmvPi all of Arkansas Medical Center and on Ihe Arkan as] Council for Child Prelection One of her interests promoting more effective legis ialion in Ihe area of r h 11 a prolerlion and working wilh prosecutors offices in this are i Mrs Pallone is a member of numeious other oigani7ilions concerned with education and ehild protection and founded the I ittle Rock and Aikansas Liler acy Councils She has won many honors, including being named one of the ' Ten Oul slindmg Youni! Women in America " In 1975, she was Ihe ·Outstanding Young Woman of Arkansas ' and in 1967 the 1 Outslandmg Woman Youth Bridge Receives Contributions Dnn Behec, e\.ccuh\e dnec lor o[ \oulh Brnlge, discuss cs |)liiLs for development ol the new 27-acrc!site in spilth; east Fajet(e\ille u i f h Mrs SatiEord Berk (left) presideiU, \\etconie \ i(,tm and Mrs Cos K i j t d i Ii , representing A l n h x Helta IM The ore m i?aions lire t h first to make Lonluliulioii'i to t h e ' Y o u I h Bridge Capital Fund lo con struct Vr^sidenrfacilities lor joniig people The first building Ini the complex will he a sliort term home for hos. (TISUESplioto bj KLH Gootl) New Group Will Perform Thc Razorback Fla crs, a newly; f o r m e d , theatrical i group In: the -Department ;of- Speech uiici Diainatic- Art at Peddler Welcomed ^"fr"'.'- ."""·" - - - . -- a d V U aircraft than mosl airmen n a \ e begin in single engine craft A rar nn(J compliment really bccaus power failures especiUllj o takeoff in Iv. in engine plane create manv w i d o w s Only the most skillful pilots can lake them: in · stride., EARLItR in his long career he was a captain with Slick Airlines, f l j m g the Pacific out of California Mosl pilots based In California would have mo\ed there Not Kceton. He acquired a big. unmodified P-51 tighter from World War II and commuted with the aid of auti liar fuel tanks from Fa\etlc villc to California and bick again at casuallj as mosl of us d i n e five miles to «ork in I the family stationwagon. As an e\eculne pilot flying bolh jel and piston engine e\e J cutive transports he went right on flying almost to l h e , % e r y end before a sudden (mil ill ness look him out of Ihe air forever The airports will be quicler ' and more lonely without the ' sudden boom of his laughter. SSC Plans Language Study Tour The student body of Jefferson School will-stage a Bicentennial parade From Then to Norf," April 28 The parade o( appro\imal/:ly 283 students nnd teacners will form at. Jefferson School- and march down College Avenue lo Rock Street and up East;Street to the Square T h f students. carrying banners and flags, will be dressed in period costumes, and will present a short program before a reviewing stand lo be erected on the cast side of the Old Post Olf ice Building grounds , . "Uncle Sam," portrayed hy Dennis Garrison will be the parade marshal The program will consist of brief skits depicting various events In the history of lh/3, nation The program on the Square will begin nt 1 45 p m Guests of honor on the reviewing slanc will include city officials and bovvntown business leaders The program will conclude w i t h patriotic songs and r pledge of allcgianc." to the (las Mrs. Marie Strong. Biccnlennia chairman for Jefferson School wil direct the activity. By BILL WILLIAMS Of the'TIMES Staff The peddler w a s , in Ihe early days of the counlry. an import mi cog in the wheels of pio- gress. He vvas_ the bearer ol news and the brmger of the atcst inventions: Before radio, before television and the telephone, news came to remote areas by word innuth. Newspapers Irieii to go! the word out, bul 1 t h a t i v v a s n ' always possible During Hie 1930s and early 40s, .the peddler.had just abou served his . purpose . and wa: beginning lo paek up his good- permanen quarlers Bs lh» end of the 40s the peddler 'was bird.indeed. I remember a few who called upon us when I wa c a boy Thev would drive t j in 1 in old car or pickup an i begin sorting out their gear One peddler came annually wilh 'tipples -and-.oranges .in Ihe vinler. He had been all the way ,o Florida,'he claimed, to gel .he besl orchardshad lo, offer. Why, he said i n . mellilluos tones, for 'only 50 ccnls, he would sell a bushel nf oranges that would gladden the heart' of the smallest youngster. How much would a nickel buy? He'd, sell .two oranges for nickel or four apples. Other peddleib who canv around knocking on doors were needle sellers, knife sharpeners pan fixers and, of course, Biblr sellers. But: none of them could top .... ... ih.ii bearded man who cam a very rare i by one Christmas eve seinnf the elixir of life that w o u 1 revive a man's flagging spirit as quick as a w i n k It taste like it was 80 proof The me in the family bought il'bccause as ttv J' said, they had to kcc then spintb up One of the most fascinalm the will The UmversiU of Arkansas present Mat C i o w h j s 3oys in Ihe. Band 'April 2729 at the Arkansas. Union Theater Curtain times w i l l be at 8 p m on the nights of April 27 and 29 On April 28 the portal m ance w i l l he at 3 p m Lee Priest a gnduate stu dent from !·-n etteulle i is directing the pi o duel! on, to f u l fill his ad i a nee d i r e c l i n g p i o eddiers I think 1 ever met was knife sharpener. ( The man came down fly- sheet singing out his slock l .rade^He said^he could sharpe .h,° dullest knife and make : shine like it was "brand new ' lie could pul a f i n e cd^e on antcher knives, paring -knives, innling knives .and even pocket knives. All he was charging was 10 c,"nls d knife and he would giuiranlee Ihem. ' His spiel vvas the smoolhest and mosl.sincere o f . a n y ' I ever heard; My molher':even accepted his off.«r to i sharpen our kitchcn"knives.. which us something she would not even let us do. iThe' old (fashioned peddler vvas ai poor man often unlettered b u t ' soni". had : niore; education than g i v e n credit for He is no longer on the American scene -- or if he is he is not lo le found m most communities today. The peddler has been pul out to pasture by progrjas.^ Student Response Adds To Musical ject for a master ot fine ailsi dej'ree I Profits 'from the. production .nil be placed m a special funrl for use by othci student direc tors Priest said WL hope to esldbliih a sjstem uherebj students can drau / from oui fund and eventually replace it \vith the bo\ office itccipts Thcatcl'rctiuues a lot of money for coslume needs set^ con slruclion and publicily Di Ihomas Jones is Ihe supervising profcssoi Hailed as a broaHhrough m AmciiCdii Iheiler for its frank p o r t r a j a l of homosexuils Bojs-in the Band was one (COSTINTJED ON TAOE 8D Dr. Palricial Rom'a'nov. director of the Children's Theater at the Umvcrsilv of Arkansas, said -she' was overwhelmed at the response at trjouls for Ihe forthcoming musical ' The Land of O/ ,which will be pro duced Thursday, friidav end Salurdav in Ihe J me Arls Ctnler Thealtr i Some 100 children attended Irvouls recently for 15 pirts m the show ' The children under stood that being in a p l a v p s a lot of work some ot it not very inciting but ttiej msislLd n Irving oul because thLv anted the opportunity to have fun through drain itics," Dr Romanov said In the lu'hl of the children s ittiluclLS Dr Ilomanov agieed to enlarge the casl and is using 43 children in the production instead of Ihe original 15 ' The response to tryouls points out (he grcnt need for creative d i a matics for joung children ir Ihis area," she said ' Thealci is good training for chllrirei because it g i v e ^ them moments of riirecl experience vvhici tnlirges their c r e a t i v e abilities increases their., self-confidenc and htlps them to b e t i e communicate with others Dr Romanov said stu feel that public schools shoulc provide this kind of training fo all students Unfortunalclv mosl teachers have, no trainin in creative dramatics. Di Romanov suggests that le Universitj sponsoi ^special o r k s h o p's" for elementarv eachers. "I think . ' this ' (the vorkshops) would be a grcU pip to the ieachers who would kp to use dramatics hut need ssislance in developing their vvn. ideas. ' bevei al area .schools h a v e nnfacled Dr Romanov about rrangmg performances for tudents Groups from Bates School in t av otteville and Ben onville il ready ·ations h lementarv School have made rescr Other schools are i\pecled lo follow For school groups the price of admission s 7o cents each," Dr Romanov said ' , The Land ot Oz is a sequel o the i Wizard of O z ' and the second of 24 Oz books wrillcn , J Frank B.ium The ..usical was adaplLcl and crealed from Baum s work bs members of i the children s theater chss Tom Smdon a senior from Detroit composed the music Performances are scl lor Thursday al 12 45 p m , Fridiv at 10 a m , 1 p m , 4 p m , and p.m.; and Saturday at 10 a.m ; and 2 pm Tickets w i l l be available at Ihe door onlv Admission is SI per person (adult or child) For speiial school gioup perform anccs contact Dr Romanov al 575-4751. POPULAR MUSICAL The Scarecrow (Dave Barnes jrom Fatjeltevilla), lip, (Tom Smdon of Detroit, Mich ) (Randall Oxford ol Fayelteville) p; ' net/ ta the "Land oj Ot" tlie Tin Waorlsrfmn for (heir long jour- Formed One Year Ago Crafts Guild Is Thriving ______ ------ - ... f (TiMi-^ihoio by i* in suiion) i SPINNING TEACHFa ........ , Mrs. JoAmt Todd demonstrates how row libers are spun info thread jar vxav'mg B RALPH IVY TIMES Slalf W r i t e r This monlh the Arts and Crafts Guild a n d Gallery of Faycllcville will have its first anniversary, having grown from an initial membership of 20 persons to its enrollment todaj of 55 arlisans and craftsmen During the year the guild has oulgrojin ils i first upstairs quarters on ^lock SUecl a n d is now localed m a frame building at 20 E Rock St where it operates a gallery conducts workshops a n schools and / prmides a sale outlet. of ii'raft supplies that are not i readily; '^available i n ' t h i area "We really feel that- wo 'an filling a necci," said Mrs l.innea Sylvandcr. CO -,ordinato of the guild and gallery w h is pleased about the guild first sear. accomplishment The guild has been called o by /schools, .churches, an V a r i o u s civic groups I demonsirale the capabililie. and lalcnt-s" of Us' ·'members and this year the organizalio lias been'"'awarded"a "Jl.Ofl grant- from .the National · En dowmeht for-the' Arts lo espan its teaching program. · ! - · "The money . . is dislrilnile ihroiigh Hie slate's a r t s an h u m a n l t i e s program,'.' e plained Mrs. Helen Robbin caving teacher and co founder the group ' Last seir we ecei\cd a mini grant of SJOO his j e a r s money will be used or education-it workshops For icse ,we will-'be bringing in lot of outside people that are ood. in .their · fields for ·- trurtors A tentative' schedule for t h e u m'm er .includes two-day rorkshops in color and design atural dje for weavers olf com weaving b a 11 k, interior lecoraling. Navalio and .whcc pinning, and tapestry weaving jnd rug techniques COUIlSfcS PI \\.NED A three-day "course w i l l .be offered in biskc'ry, and Ihrce ive'-day courses are scheriule or oil and pastcls'.'watercolors and color and effects design fo: weaving. '.'People are : especially in ercsted in colonial crafts, 1 Mrs. Rabbins said "and whe we're .asked to demonslral they like to see .spinning dyeing and .weaving. Sometime "we also include candle makin and hand-built ceramics." " The' "gallery, which takes ;. the front room of Ihe huildin has a small hut select collcclio of most of the arts and craf produced by the memlwrs. \Va hangings, pottery, oil painting watercolors. prints, and hand drjpped candles are a few ol e items exhibited The gallery ells Ihe wqrk of guild members small commission,' non- rofil basts To ensure a high quahtj of ork a commillce of five I proves all of Ihe art and rifts before acccplance We ami foi a higher plan ' Irs Rolibms said ' Thai s the hole point of the guild, to irovide an outlet place.for the cod producers ' Because b his the guild asks that all work c original and willjnot allow rafts produced from kits or i m 11 a r commcrcnl con siruclions "And defimtelv nc plastics" another membc (dried , t The gallery is operated hi : volunteer staff and is normall open from 12 a m 'until 5 p m on wcckdijs and frorti 10 i m unlil 2 p.m. 'on Saturdays. Thi- guild strives for equa standards' In stocking-its' s'JPPl sales outlet. "For example tn heads-we sell are all hand-mad and yarns are Vthose'; n o t . no mally . found.: commercially,, Mrs. Sylvander said. Tho gm is also .ilic local agent-jfp l.cclcrc looms, a high:- qualil loom made in^Qliebcc, Canart: The supplies arc [or : s a l e Ihe general public.-' but gin' members are allowed member discount. ,f Membership costs $10 for a supporUva ilry fee and lembers as well is ^acliva raftsmen and artists are: en- onraged to join, Robbins^said. The members are a varied lot. Some are on the arl depart- lent faculty.-some nre'vyiyes T faculty members, other are etired persons who have loved here, and some [are oung people." Robbins.^said 'Andlwe have both mety^'and voineh active in the guild, he Sxiicl adding that mem vvas not restricted to jtlcville area. c s Ihe slimmer T .,.;,Mhe guild hopes "Ib Lits supply inventory in K; v^n^iilg months, enlarge", classes create a pernnnentj^loom s e t u p for beginners, arfcl ta shows to display lhe-i'l)esl ' work of producing members. « The group has mitle an' ap- a l i c a t i o n l o Fav^llevill.e Restoration Inc. for occupancy of Ihe Stone'Walker H q u s c ' t t t 207-W." Center St.. which jivould tici ..leir grovyth, Ihey are actively p'roducing, and they .appear ' serenely coiifident as lh,ey lopfc' toward their second y e a r - a n d Ih'e future.

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