Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 24, 1974 · Page 17
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 17

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 24, 1974
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Not Space Critters Taos Artist Says He Lost The 'Odd Balls' TAOS, N.M. (AP) - Suulplor James DnrllitK-Jonos of THOS siiy.s ii mysterious stainless steel bail found nrar Jacksonville. Kin., probably is one of several he off the top of his Volkswagen bus In 1371. T I' o eight-inch, 22-pound sphere, reporled found by Terry Matthews, 21, of Jacksonville, has been examined by sc enlists amid speculation its origin wiis extraterrestrial. yM whorc ! °t n trouble" Durling-Joncs said I'M , ,, cphono Interview. "Rut I I I toll y ou mi.,; Tncy . ro t from outer space " sa | ( i he 0 ,,| gi . " ll ? d n °' tho sla ' n spheres, w h i c h he intended to use in sculptures he snTd ° f TM sphere fr cal." "I had that bus crammed lull, so I stuck the spheres up on top In a luggage carrier. I Suess I lost three or four of tljem somewhere in the South. We went through the Jackson- 1971 " ai ' Ca ar ° Und E a s t e r of Durling-Jones, who manages the Sagebrush Inn in Taos when he , sn 't sculpturing or transporting spheres, was reluctant to say what the spheres oiiginally were used for. Look, these things aren't perfect If they were perfect ] be worth several thousand dollars to the company that made them," he said. "Besides, if I tell you, the company will want them back." Were they stolen? Well, no. I wouldn't say that, But it would cost my friend his Job if they found out about it. Besides, I've been offered some more of them," he said- A bit litter, Iho sculptor tmld .ho spheres were Intended (is art of an Industrial valve, ''liko the ones used In high pressure transmission lines." He said lying exposed for marly three years lo the Florida elements would hardly tiir- nish the sphere. "They're made out of 411 stainless," he said. "They'll rust and oxIdUe, but only very slighlly." The man who found tho sphere, Matthews, said It rolled by ilself and rallied. "The rallle comes from trying lo patch the sphere," Ihe sculptor said. "The company drills the spheres and rewelds them before, machining them again. "Sometimes some of Ihe milling or drilling chips drop inside. The manufacturer mi- chines Ihe spheres lo extremely close tolerances. The ones I got wore slightly out of round." Durling-Jones said he obtained two sizes of the stainless steel balls. 'The eight-inch diameter ones arc hollow, and I have one thai weighs 22 pounds almost exactly, The 10-inchcrs are solid. They weigh close to 70 pounds." he said. The sculptor, who gave his age as "over 30," said he ha(i not seen any news accounts about the discovery of the spheres. "The first I heard about it was when the Coke-man saw one of the spheres outside the hotel," Durling-Jones said. "He really freaked out. Since then everybody in the world's been calling me to ask about my spheres." Durling-Jones said two of the remaining spheres were being ncorporated Into a sculpture Jlsplay scheduled lo open soon .11 Tims mid hi! planned lo use another in a pendulum. "Tell Hull guy In Florida that f he doesn't need it. I could sure usu it. Those things are lard to come by here. You Jusl don'l walk downtown nnd luy one," he said. Dying Mayor To Continue Term D E A R B O R N HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) -- Mayor John Can- 'icld says he is dying of cancer, jut his illness will not keep him from his duties as this city's leader. Canfield. 56, and in his fourth term as mayor, tearfully disclosed his illness Sunday, saying he had learned of the diagnosis last year. "I will resign only when and if my health condition gets to the point that I cannot, either physically or mentally, carry on the duties of the office of mayor," he said. Like Hometown Rally TBILISI, U.S.S.R. (AP) Judging from Sen. Edward M Kennedy's performance, i' could have been a hometown political rally. Hundreds of people crowdec a ro u n d the Massachusetts Democrat when he and his family visited the Soviet state of Georgia on Tuesday. Kenne dy responded by shaking hands smiling and waving. Two Arkansans Ask Congress To Fund Foley WASHINGTON -- Two Ar- kniiB/ins asked congressional iubcommlllccs Tucsdny lo pro- 'Ide $475,000 lo tho U.S. Army engineers for the controversial Jell Foley Dam project in ilinrp County, Ark. E,H. Coleman, a farmer irom Dowdy, und Newton Morris, su- crlntcndent of Wcincr Public Schools, appeared before Ihe Appropriations Public Works subcommittees of bolh Ihe U.S. Senate and House. Coleman said Congress had ipproprialed as much as Ihe Sngincors needed lo opcrule at uli capacity on Bell Foley for ,he last five years. He said that since the projccl is ncaring Ihe constructor stage "we earnestly ask that you...continue lo move this project at the maximum capa ailiy of Ihe corps." Norris, a native at Sharp County, said ilocxling of the Strawberry River forced him to leave 200 acres -jf family larm land on its banks and go else where for a livelihood. The riv cr would be impounded by the proposed dam. Norris said he is now leasing the land, which would bs in undated by construction of thi dam for $2 an acre. Sharp County residents ''de serve the right to cash in on their natural resources," hi said. Norris -said the aatn would at tract industry, provide jobs ant raise properly values and pe capita income. Environmentalists oppos construction of the dam. Against Forced Busing By HAIWY SCIIWK1!) Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres ·lent Nloxn Intends to nsk Con- rcss for Home $250 million in conornic "Id to Egypt to trenKthon President A n w a r Saat's hiimlnncl drawlhc nation arlhcr from the Soviet orbit. The program, to be spelled iut at breakfast to congrcsslnn- il lenders, parallels an earlier Icclslon to develop new eco- lomic, industrial and military les with Saudi Arabia. Tngelher. Ihe efforts roprc- ent a U.S. commitment to vork with the two major Arab nations lhat led Ihe drive to ro- ·crse the oil boycott and fin- eared lo be the most stable orces for a peaceful settlemenl n the Middle East. Nixon is asking for the aid In request that also will Include lecial amounts for India South Vietnam, Cambodia anc aos. A three-man America: survey team has completed a nine-day study in Egypt and while specific projects have no iccn announced, the Unitet States is understood to be pre pared to help in the rebuilding the three major canal cities Port Said, Ismalia and Sue? City, as well as the possibl p l a n n i n g of new industrial corn plcxes in 1975. U.S. officials, confirming thi aid program, said there weri no immediate p l a n s to suppla: Moscow in supporting militarj aid to Cairo. But they carefully declined to rule out U.S. mill lary assislance some time the future. At the moment, a joint U.S and British force is helping th Egyptians to clear onlnanc and other debris from the Sue Canal. Later, the canal its' will be improved with U.S help. Significantly, the Israeli Nixon Criticized For Impounding Funds For Growth HOT Sl'lUNGS, Ark, (AP) -en. J. W. t'ulbright, l)-Ark., riticl/.ed the Nixon aitmlnls- ratlon in a speech here Tues- ay night for trying to kill fcd- rul assistance programs for valor and sewer" systems. Speaking to the Arkansas Wa erworks and Pollution Control \ssociation. the senator sail he administration had withheld r impounded funds appro' irlatcd by Congress for the irograms. He said that federal assist mcc for water and sewer sys ems and sewage treatment fa eilities has made a "real differ ince in improving the quality if l i f e in Arkansas." Fulbrighl said he is com mittc-cl to holding down fcdcra spending but said- that sucl 'community development pro '{rams" are not the ones tha should be o u t . "We need to stop spendini 'or such.projects as foreign aid .he space shuttle and oversea boondoggles," be added. Fulbright said the reason tha he has supported water an sewer projects is because the lave been of "immense valu .0 community and economic de velnpment in Arkansas." The programs provide see money for communities to bull the facilities which are neces sary for the cities to attract in dustry and remain themselve viable places to live, he added have let it be known they con sider the rebuilding of the ca nal and adjacent citiies as fin evidence that Egypt seeks peaceful solution to a quarts century of Mideast conflict. orthweil Arkanwu TIMES. Wed., April 24, 1974 AYETTCVILLI, ARKANSAS 17 Leakage Reported Tank Car Of Chlorine Derails LITTLE KOCK (AP) - A de- ailed tank car, containing 17,00 gallons of chlorine, was ighled and moved to another rack at a Rock Island railroad witching yard here Tuesday light, a spokesman tor the ittle Hock Fire Department aid. An inspection team from the Vclsicol Chemical Co. of Mem- ihls said there was no leakage. The team drove from Memphis to Little Rock with a State 'olice escort to help firemen delermine the best way lo get he car back onto the track without causing a leak or an explosion. The firemen were concernec .hat the ear's inner lank woutc rupture causing the chlorine under heavy pressure, to spew ul. Chlorine vaporizes rapidly nlo a poisonous yellowish cloud. If a leak had developed, fire men said they woujd have "fog ged" the car down to prcven vaporizing and keep the gas from rising into shilling winds. No one was evacuated from the area but fire officials saiu if the situation had bt':cm dangerous they would have sealed off an area oni-mil downwind -- or 5.000 feei -from the site. The car derailed at thi Biddle switching yards Tuesda; rupturing its outer tank. The car was being sent frorr Olin Chemical Corp.'s plant a Charleston, Tenn., to the ttrea Lakes Chemical Co. near E Dorado. Great Lakes produce 'A line of agricultural chem Seals. About an 8-foot section of rack was lorn up when Iho cnr vent over and its wheels be- ame separaled. No Injury was cporled. Railroad crews hooked a able to the car, which was on ts side, and righted it Tuesday fternoon. Wheels were placed inder the car later in the evening. During the righting proce- ufe, the cable from a steam- driven crane began to fray and gave way. Workmen quickly blocked tho ilted car with tics and the aully cable was replaced. The switching yards are !c~" cated near Ihe intersection of' Interstate 30 and U.S. C5. : Officials said Tuesday night that they did not know how the ear derailed. Burton Responding SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Actor Richard Burton is responding well lo treatment for influenzal bronchitis and will bo released from St. John's Hospital within the nexl Iwo days, a spokesman for him says. The British actor was hospitalized after completing filming of "The Klansman" in Northern California. The spokesman said Burton's actress-wife, Ellizabeth Taylor, has been vacationing in Hawaii with her family and plans to return lo the mainland for a reunion with her husband early next week. aisle after aisle of i super values SAVE EVERY DAY AT WATSON'S Eastgate Shopping Center \\\\\mmmn i Golden Grain MARCONI and CHEESE DINNERS 734-or. Boxes Heinz HAMBURGER RELISH HOT DOG RELISH SWEET RELISH 9%-oz. Jars Texsun Frozen ORANGE JUICE 6-oz. Cans Horn Maid BISCUITS 8-Oz. Can 10 Count . . 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