Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 23, 1974 · Page 5
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

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Tuesday, April 23, 1974
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ROY CLARK TOM LANDRY JBU To Honor Clark, Landry SILOAM SPRINGS -- John Brown University will confer honorary degrees on Roy Clark and Tom Landry at its commencement exercises May 11. The honorary degree of doe- tor of humanities will go to Landry, coach of the Dallas Cowboys, and the honorary degree of doctor of music w i l l be awarded Clark, country- western singing star. Landry, .a native of Mission, Tex., played professional football with the old New York Yankees and was a mainstay Increase In Housing May Boost Economy liy JOHN' CTJNNIFF · NEW YORK (AP) - Many economists are hoping for an .increase in housing activity to : help boost the economy out of ,U\e hole into which it tripped during the past year. ' Unpredictable at the moment, however, is whether housing will be able to provide that 'push. The uncertainty of it all has many an economist in a quandary. Housing, it seems, hasn't made up its mind. After plunging f r o m an annual rate of nearly 2.5 million housing starts early in 1073 to fewer than 1.5 million this 'January, activity resumed in February. In that month the start rate rose to 1.8 million units. Came March, however, and activity dropped again to the .January level. That was bad news. However, housing permits, an indicator of future activity, rose, and that was good news. ,' To the rescue of forecasters who find the erratic activity too .much to tolerate comes Saul ; Klaman, housing authority and vice president and chief econo- ," mist of the National Association \of Mutual Savings Banks. Said · he: HOUSING UPTURN "My hunch is that the coming 'housing upturn will proceed at "a relatively slow pace. My fear -Is that even a sluggish recovery may be prematurely aborted." The long-awaited housing up, t u r n , he said, "may prove disappointing." In an address here, Klaman cited some of the most com' priling factors underlying his relatively bearish view: Beckwiih To Be Tried On Dynamite Charge · NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Segregationist leader Byron De La ' Beckwiih must stand trial on charges of bringing dynamite · into Louisiana, even though he was acqulUed earlier of a sim- · liar federal charge, a slate judge has ruled. District Court Judge Charles ' R. Ward denied Bcekwith's motion lo quash the indictment Monday. Bcekwith's lawyer had argued that a trial on the state charges would be an uncon- 'stilulional violation of Ihe con- 'slitutional protection against double jeopardy. ' Police arrested Bcckwith last Sent. 27 and claimed he had a ticking time bomb in his car. Officers reportedly h n d received a tip that Beckwiih had planned to blow up the home of A. I. Bolnick, former head of the Jewish A n t i - d e f a m a t i o n League. Ueckwith. 52, of Greenwood, · Miss., was acquitted lasl January in U.S. district court of a federal charge of posscss- ' ing the l i m n bomb, He is charged In Louisiana with importing d y n a m i t e [o the stale wilh intcnl lo cause personal ' injury. Mama Cass Resting n U H R A N K , Calif. (AP) -"Mama" Cass Klliotl, t h e ro · lund songstress formerly wilh Iho "Mamas and Papas" singing group, is recuperating to d n y after collapsing in a television studio. Miss K l l i o t l . .12. collapsed in an NHC sludlo corridor M o n d a y n i g h t while w a i t i n g to appear in a Inning of Ihe "Tiinitfhl Show," A network spokesman snid UK; Incident apparently was duo lo r x l u i u s l i o n , brought p on hy a recent singing lour. Miss ICIIIol w n K taken by n m b t i l m i c n lo Cedars of nnn llnspilal and Irealed as an oiitpnllenl n f t e r film regained consciousness. 1. The large backlog of unsold new units. Buyer resistance in private housing marvels was mounting last year, he said, at the very time 'many new homes were coming on the market. "As a result, unsold inventory mounted and by early 1974 was equal to one year's sales, substantially above a year earlier." 2. Mounting land costs and housing prices. Some potential buyers, he said, may have been discouraged by the rapid acceleration in costs. "They have second thoughts when they see their favorite $30,000 house sporting a new $50,000 price tag," 3. Nagging energy uncertainties. "Uncertainties about where and whether to build or buy have .not disappeared," said Klaman. Neither buyers nor builders have forgotten the trauma of the energy shortage. 4. General consumer malaise. Caution, concern, confusion -and constraint tend to damper prospective housing buoyancy, h« said. "A four Cs frame of mind is not conducive to long-term housing commitments." He added, however, that "A reduced willingness to purchase will be. offset in part by an increased willingness to rent. In the climate postulated here, building for rental markets is likely to be stimulated more than for sales markets. Until recent weeks the brightening aspect of the housing market seemed to be the renewed availability of mortgage credit, probably at declining rates. "This hope is now being shattered," he said. in the Giants defensive backfield after he joined them in 1950. Retiring as a playei following the 1955 season, Lan dry was the Giants' defensive coach through 1959 and took the helm of the Dallas Cowboys expansion club in 1960. He is one oi only 10 National Football League coaches to win more than 100 games. The high light of his coaching carer came when the Cowboys won Super Bowl VI in 1972. He is an active Christian lay man and is current presideni of the National Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Clark, who has been chosen "Entertainer of the Y e a r" by four different branches of the entertainment i n d u s t r y , i? currently the A m e r i c a n Guild of Variety Arlists' "Coun try and Western Star of the Year". .. . · · :The entertainer has dev.elopec unusual skills on all guitars; the fiddle, piano, trumpet, trom bone and drums- His banjo artistry ·. first won him national honors at the age of 14. Five years ago he made pub lie appearances with "The S o u n d Generation", JBU's m u s i c a l group. He . has established a scholarship trust at the school. Hot Springs Schools Face Action By HEW (IDT Si'KINGS. Ark. (At') I'lii: Hot .Springs School DIs- nut's stuff and school board HI; studying ways to f u r t h e r Icsc'iiruijiilc three of the dis- rlcL's elementary schools, Dr. Iruec Mocks, school supcrin- ciiftant, said Monday. lie suld, however, an cxten- on probably would he soui. it tlic deadline for submitting a plnn lo the federal government. The district was notified Feb. 14 by the Health, Kducatlon mcl Welfare Department t h a t the schools were not deseg- recited in accordance with the 'aw. The government gave the dis- ,rict u n t i l April 30 to submit an acceptable plan. The board mel Monday to discuss the matter. Mceks said the hoard mem- jers would study several desegregation plans in Arkansas schools. "it appears we have the fol- owing options -- busing boundary change, closing some of the schools, all students w i t h i n one grade be assigned to one designated school, a combination of Ihose plans, or face legal action by federal courts," Meeks said. Nitrogen Shortages Seen In All States WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department says the fertilizer crunch became 3n tighter last .week, with most field reports showing ni trogen to be in lighest supply. All states reported nitrogen shortages for the week cndec April 21, the department sai Monday. Prices also continue !· rise, with anhydrous ammonL as of April 15, up 104 per cen from last Oct. 25 when the gov ernment removed fertilize: price curbs. Meanwhile, USDA official; continue to predict that whili fertilizer supplies are short farmers generally are cxpeciee to have enough for record grair production this year. Dawson Ahalt, a staff econo mist, told a meeting of t h e Newspaper Farm Editors o America, that "the shortag»i not unmanageable'-' and tna weather will be a larger facto; in crop yields this year. Gas Suspected NEW YORK (AP) -- Ac cumulated gas is the suspectec cause of the powerful explosion that ripped open two sky scrapers near the United Na tions and injured nearly IOC persons. Fire Commissioner John T O'Hagan called it "a miracle that no one was killed" Monda in the early morning blast. The explosion ripped off a 40 foot wide strip of the exterio: wal! of a relatively unoccupict 25-story commercial' building Its force spread destructio through a neighboring luxury apartment house. SILVER ANNIVERS SALEon MAYTAG Today's Maytag Priced Like 1949 These washers cost about the same, but today you get much 'rod. HOME CENTER Open Monday and Thursday 'Til 8:30 Sihanouk Firm TOKYO (AP) - Ousted Cam- odian leader Prince Norodom ihiinuuk says ho will never ac- cpl negotiation, compromise Northwest Arkantai TIMES, Tuei., April 23, 1974 FAYBTTIVILLI, ARKANSAS or truce with the current Cambodian leader, Lon Nol. The remarks by Sihanouk, who now lives In Peking, were made on R visit to North Korea and broadcast Monday by tht Communist Chinese news »I«n- cy. more Et Cetera treasury of prized pieces ro6.. FURNITURE--Second Floor Open Monday and Thursday Nights 'til 8:30 ... the season's biggest hit! 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