Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 1, 1973 · Page 12
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 1, 1973
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· Nertfcweet Arkansas T1MU, Thurt., Worth 1, 1973 7AYCT-IVILI.I, ARKAMSA* Sidewalk Survivors Wilh combat ai (he Iron! cud- ing, (his young Saigon hog- gor anil his small sister continue their figlil for survival (in the sidewalks of what was once the 'Paris of tlic Orlcnl'. The plastic cup Is for money from passersby. Tiic batlercd ci'lti Is an old American C- ralion container. (AP Wlre- pholo) 1'" Things Often Found In Columnists Mail ' By HAL BOYLE £ NEW YORK (AP) -- Things la columnist might never know *if he didn't open his mail: t The hippely-hop life of a cot- ':tontail rabbit is a short tale. . iOut of every 1.000 bunnies born, j;only a third will live long 'enough to leave the nest. They ·Jarc killed by cold or rain or ; Braiding skunks, weasels or cats. *jSliglitly more than three years ··; after birth, all 1.000 rabbits will ^probably be dead. '-, A young brave in the Uuajira .ijlndian tribe in Colombia who an attractive bride may rhave to pay his prospective ·j-inolher-in-law as many as 300 .r-goals. Compared to the prices brides fetch in other native tribes around the world, this may seem exorbitant -- but it has a built-in guarantee. If the bride proves unfaithful to her husband, he can return her and collect a fine from his mother- in-law?-- also payable in goats. Quotable notables: "Pleasure is nature's test, her sign of approval. When \ve are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy." -- Oscar Wilde. Cut-rate: What did his trai- torism pay Benedict Arnold, America's most famous turncoat? He asked 20.000 pounds from the British to relay them Ihc secret plans of West Point. They actually paid him only 6,000 pounds -- worth less than 515,000 today. Later, however, the British voted his pretty young wife, Peggy, the instigator of his traitorous deed, an annual pension of 500 pounds -- S1.235 a year/ Worth remembering: "A nursery school is a place where parents send children to catch colds from each other so they can stay at home." Folklore: Charms in the shape of a fox's head bring good luck, A sputtering candle is a sign a stranger Is coming. If you light a candle and it immediately goes out, this rore- t e 1 ·! s an impending disappointment. Broadway Spectaculars Times Square Artist Has Big Audience NEW YORK (AP) -- L i k e most artists. Paul Chun enjoys having his work viewed by the public. Unlike -most artists, Chun is In the happy position of haying what may be t h e world's 1 largest viewing audience. Millions of visitors to Times Square have seen his mammolh portraits of movie s t a r s displayed on a block-long sign high above Broadway. The 36-foot-high heads of Paul N e w m a n , Sieve McQueen, Barbra Streisand. Sidney Poitier and Duslin Hoffman stretch between 45th and 46th Streets, dwarfing the theater m«rqu««8 below. Each portrait !· made up of 36 plywood segments, 4 by 8 feel. "The eyes are for me always the hardest," says ChHn of his king-size creations. "One eye could be part of three sections and you must control the lights and shadows." Wielding a 5-inch brush \Vhlch he dips into gallon cam ot oil- based painls, the portrait artist for Artkratt Strauss paints In the sign firm's vast workrooms, where many of the Great White Way's spectaculars are produced. The finished segments are assembled at the site. Though he has never met his subjects Chan is well acquainted -with their features, since a nose alone can be Up to two hours' work. Tho slight 29-year-old native of Hong Kon)f found reproducing the highlights in Miss Streisand's hair R particularly painstaking job. Chan works with a photograph as a guide. It is enlarged and then cut inlo rectangles, each of which is projected on to plastic, canvas, cardboard, plywood or whatever material lo be used for the painting. Then he outlines the general contours and marks in the areas of lights and shadows, using charcoal. The result is not unlike giant paint-by-number canvases without the numbers. "I follow colors from the sample picture, blending the paints myself. If it is a black and white print I use imagination for the colors," NATURALS Solids-Plaids-Florals ] 100% Cotton 45" Wide STRIKE A MATCH A Big Summer Look Strikes Up Matches . . . Tops and Bottoms Exactly the Same or in Twin and Kindred Prints Check Our Suggestions For Mix and Match CHATEAU VOILE Dots-Checks-Florals Acrylic Cotton 45" Wide Dots - Stripes - Florals Polyester/Cotton 45" Wide Yard Yard Yard - ]f 1T 'S FASHIONABLE fOK TOMORROW, FABRIC CITY HAS IT TODAY- FABRIC CITY Evelyn Hills " Ge t With Tho Girls Who Make It" Evelyn Hills Shopping Center 521-5300 explains Chan, who used 82 gallons of point for the five dim star portraits. SHOKT ON ENGLISH Chan, who is more at ease using his .brushes than using the English language, 'got his artistic start on a much smaller scale in Hong Kong, where he started making sketches when he was about B years old. Later he attended the International School of Art there, studying advertising, and took private lessons in oil painting. After coming to this country three years ago he worked as a waiter In'a Chinatown restaurant and began vertising portraits for neighborhood theaters, painting for neigh ari- On from weekends his huge he switches brushes and buckets of paint to more delicate brushes and tubes of paint and does landscapes and portraits, whM he gives to friends. Ho firltU thtai easier than the huge qnes. "Whbn 1 Was a waiter I worked 1! hours a day and there was no time to paint but now I like to paint at home," says Chan, father of a 4-year- old girl and 1-year-old boy. "When my wife s^aw my pictures in Times Square she said it Is okay. She Is proud. I see some places I could have improved," he adds. "When I was in Hong Kong Times Square and Broadway. I never thought my paintings would some day be in Times Square," he says with awe. Gibson Opposes Tax Assessment Manual Revision MTTUO IIOCK CAP) -- Sen. Joliii F. "M'ult" Gibson of Dcr- mtill Introduced a resolution Tuesday urging tlic Assessment CoordliiHtloh'Dlvlslon not to Implement revisions In assessment mimuals for Hie valuation of real property, A slmll«r resolution was Introduced In the House by Rep. Pnul Vari Dalscm of Perryvllle. Gibson said that a new assessment manual on real property Issued by the division would riiise property taxes by 40 per cent If it were followed. A bill introduced by Gibson provides that county assessors and equalization boards do not have to use the values listed in the innnual in dctormtninij assessments if they have another appraisal or assessment meth- od the.v. bollod Is more «qul- The' SoiiHto State Agencies nml (lovoviiinonljUl Affalrn Committee Rave it unanimous "do niis.s" I'cconrrnicwiiiiton to Gibson's bill Tuesday, after ho told lhu committee about tlio In- vrenticil values listed In the new nuiiuial, whlulif'lie said would bring in 'in additional $3(1 million In property taxes without nny legislative liuthorlly. Gibson said Unit clinnglii({ the values for determining properly assessment Without consulting the legislature amounted to "luxation without represenla- tlon." . ' Geriatrics, Courses CHARLOTTBTOWN, P.K.I. (AP) -- Prince Edward Island residents of 6p years or. older can lake any course this yeilr for free. 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