Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 26, 1974 · Page 11
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 11

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Friday, April 26, 1974
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Northwe.1 Arkantat TIMES, Friday, April 16, 1974 fAVITTIVILLI, AMKANIAf ^ Tables Proposal For Further Study NWARPC Discusses Water Quality Management Plan ny i-r.imir l'ltl/,/,1.1,1, TIMKS Slntf Wrllur SPniNGOAI.K -- After n .li re e - h o u r public h c n r i n g Thursday night crammed with ;csliinony, questions and an- awcrs about the Nortliwosl Aransas Hcglonul Water Qunllty Management plan, tlic Nnrlh- we s t Arkansas Regional P l a n n i n g Commission (N- WA11PC) voleil In tnlilo action on the plan until representatives from all area towns wore present to express their views. A special commission meeting with the mnyors or designated appointees will be held soon in o r (1 c r to decide if the plan should be adopted, Recording to Dr. Garland C. Melton Jr., NWARPC chairman. A recommended plan and an alternative plan for regional wastewater treatment were presented to the nearly 200 persons attending the hearing in the Sprlngdnlc Public Library. Most public response to the plan nt the hearing appeared to be negative. The bulk of the crowd consisted of worried landowners along the Illinois River, downstream from Savoy where the recommended plan suggested the regional treatment plant be built. Drawn up by Dr. Dee Mitchell, civil engineer at the University of Arkansas, for the NWARPC, the water quality management report consists ol studies and recommendations CBS Takes Most Emmy Nominations By JERRY BUCK CBS Saturday night comedy block almost ran away with the Emmy nominations for comedy. "All in the Family," "M-A-SH" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" were nominated for best comedy series, along with ABCs "The Odd Couple." The stars of all four shows also were nominated. "The Carol Burnett Show," another CBS Saturday night entry, was among those nominated Thursday by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for best comedy- variety show. CBS shows grabbed more than half the Emmy nominations for prime time shows. CBS got 10G nominations, NBC 45, ABC 40, PBS 6 and one went to a syndicated show. The Emmys will be presented May 28. "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitlman," with 12, received the most nominations "The Carol Burnett Show" and "M-A-S-H" got 10 e a c h , and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1 and "The Waltons" got n i n e each. All arc on CBS. "Jane Pitlman" is a fictional epic which follows a black woman from slavery to the sit ins. Cicely Tyson aged from H to 110 in the film. Miss Tyson the show, its director anc writer received nominations. Katharine Hepburn, a three omniled over the past three u ea -s for all of Washington and lw ienUm counties and the weal- Kn "I'll parts of Carroll and Madl- Ag on counties. the Designed In accordance with o Ho state water quality stiiiut- gei irds and the federal Water C Pollution Control Act amend- noi ncnt of 1972 (Public Law 92- fly 510), the plan's purpose Is to pe ?lve local governments the P.I iccossiiry help in finding ways wa to keep pace with increasing ba area growth in terms of water dis quality management. wa RECOMMENDED Tlic report's recommended , ) an for regional wastewuter M i treatment -- the one most dis- £r cussed during the evening -- t 1 would designated that two treat- ,,,, ment plants be located on the , Illinois River, one built near t "° Savoy and the present facility ' ,, at Siloam Springs upgraded and ,," used. wi Tho transition from present municipal plants to the two 8« regional ones would be gradual '.' with plants phased out as each al cities growth exceeded its capa- wc bilities. se In tlie recommended plan, lw Siioam Springs w o u l d be P 1 hooked up to Beaver Reservoir ln for its drinking water supply, abandoning its present source pr at Lake Francis since the ef- m fluent (wastewater after puri- ex fylng treatment) would enter al this body of water. N The recommended plan would di call for secondary treatment co n F NEW YORK STOCKS cc Opening Prfcvi n, Furnhhed by i m A, e. EdwartU Sen | w cc Ark Best Corp 9 r ^ Amer'Tel Tel 46% ? 5 Ark La Gas 20'A ti Baldwin . . · . . . . 10% Campbell Soup 34% ^ Central SW 13% fj^ Chrysler .· .. 1634 i r Del Monte 20 to Dillards 14'A o Fasrn · 10 ' e A G Edwards 4S Exxon 78 V6 w Ford i ' · 49Va c Gen Growth 14% Gen Mtrs 48% ' Tntl Harv 25% I-T-E Imperial 16 'A J C Ppnney 69 ! A Pizza Hut ... 20% Ralston f ...... 41V Sears 8194 Sou Pac 31% Texaco · · · 27% Tri State Mtrs 7Vi Victor - · - · ?^ Wai Mart - 15% Ark West Gas I3%-14% H K Porter 29%-3G% Std Regis - 15- urlflcatlon of waslcwalurs In study definitely showed the cost stages) and asks tliat the w l r o n m c n t a l P r o t e c t i o n gency rcclasslfy a segment of c Illinois River with regards the required dissolved oxy- n content. Originally this purl of the Ilil- is was classified as having ve parts of dissolved oxygen T million parts of water. With L. 92-500, the classification as changed to "small mouth ass stream" with six parts ssolvcd oxygen per million atcr. CHANGE REQUESTED D r . Mitchell and the WAiRPC are requesting that PA change the classification ack to five parts per million, oting that such a change would ot degrade the river or thrca- n aquatic biota but w o u l d low a economically feasible astewater treatment facility. It the treatment plant had to VQ the wastewalers tertiary hree stage) treatment, the ready high costs of the plan ould skyrocket. Cost of the econdary treatment plan with vo regional plants is $24.5 lillion for capital and operat ig expenses through 1990. Cost of the alternative plan rpposed in the report is $55.5 million in capital and operating xpenses through 1990. The Iternative plan would divide lorthwesl 'Arkansas into four istricts, three of which wouh ontain five multiple-city waste /ater treatment plants. Fou ndividual city plants would alsc e used in this plan. Asked if tertiary trealmen ould be added to the rccom mended plan, Mitchell said thi /as technologically but not eco omically feasible. He said th ost of adding third-stage puri ying would raise total costs t point much higher than th 55.5 million cost of the alterna ive plan. Fayelteville City Manager Don Grimes, said that if treat lent costs were too high (a hey would be with tertiar reatment) and industries ha o pay their proportionate shar if the cost, the industries woul eave the area, taking the payrolls with them. COSTS RISING Mitchell also noted that th wastewater treatment system costs are rapidly rising -- a a rate increase of one per cen per month. But, he said th combining treatment on a 'glonal basis and proportlon- .ely splitting the cost among irticipatlng cities is much loss mn if I n d i v i d u a l cities liud to ct up lliL'ir own wastewater ·eatmont system. Fpr cities to set up their own y s t e m s , they would be cqnlred to use tertiary treat- lent since they would be dls- hiirging effluent into many rea streams with higher lassifications than that of tht linois River. Representing tlic landowners, loam Springs attorney .John 1. Elrod explained thai the far ners and residents along the Ilinois River were conccrnci lat the 1 regional plant woulc ausc flooding of their properly reale odors during low water ow in the dry season, make he water unfit for cattle U rink and decrease property alues because it would be the vater source receiving all tin egion's effluent. Dr. Mitchell and NWARPP (rector Ken Riley responded I Prod's questions about the plan and the landowners' negalivi comments. Repeatedly, Mitchell said tin plant would only he adding 4 cubic feet of water per seconi o the river -- an undiscernibl amount. On the average, th water flow is about 900 cubi 'eet per second. Mitchell sai 10,000 cubic feet per second i needed to reach flooding stages DISAGREEMENT Property owners still dis agreed, telling Mitchell a n inyone else to come look ;heir flooded lands after a tw ;nch rain. Mitchell said if there 'looding. it is probably due t .he increased population growt close to the river. With pc-opi close to a water .source, the used water more rapidly enter nearby streams than if th population were less dense an not as close to the river. Another man said the bridge along the Illinois River act a dams, having accumulate debris which prevents the wat' from easily flowing. Milehc agreed that flood provisio should probably be made at the channel should probably upkept. . In response to whether the would be an odor from t plant, Mitchell emphatical plied "no." He said Ihcro Is crease vrr an odor If the plant i» ously, operly designed and properly orated. Several landowners wanted to low why Kiloam Springs -- caled downslrcam from Savoy would have lo get drinking atcr from Heaver Reservoir the effluent were really going be clean and safe as the eporl Indicates. Mitchell said the state depart- icnl of health has a regulation ; doesn't understand which irbids using water sources lib effluent In it for h u m a n rinklng needs. A state health cpartment official in the udiencc.- vcritied this but did ot explain, Mitchell said it cannot be roven that the effluent does docs not contain h u m a n iruscs. But ho noted that in most places across the country eople are safely drinking other ommiinHies' treated water. STATE STANDARD But since the Arkansas de artmenl had this standard for ic stale, Ihc rocommendet }lan wenl along with it and pro ·ided for water hook-up f r o m Reaver Reservoir to the Siloam iprings area. Even if there were human viruses in the effluent, they vould not likely affect live lock, Mitchell noted. He alsc reminded the audience that thi ivcrall quality of the Illinoi liver will actually he improvei y the treated e f f l u e n t . Also he effluent would provid higher water levels during th dry season. One woman asked if ther vould be soansuds and foan lownslream from the plan Mitchell answered "no," ex plainin glhat for several year now no detergents which ar not biodegradable have bee produced or marketed. An foam seen near the plant woul be caused only by water splash ins, he said. Some persons comments that they wanted to see th waler purified but didn't kno where the money would com from and did not want to into large debts. Others replie that water purity is more im porlanl than money spent attain it. The federal standards wi' their fast-approaching deadlin' (zero impurities can enter an water source as of 1985) i system costs tremend- Milchcll, Rlloy and vcral other persons pointed I. Mellon told the audience thai c state of New York figured |t the cost of setting up stale- idc systems lo' comply with e 1985 standards and found would be a two trillion dollar Kpenditure. With 50-50 funding om the federal government, ew York said It thought it quid raise Its share on one illion dollars, hut could the idoral govcrnmcnl come up ilh its part? HOPICS EXPRESSED NWARPC members expressed icir hopes lhat the standards nd timetables are relaxed omewhat. Mitchell called the dea of zero impurilles by 1985 lotal impossibility. A representative f r o m the klahoma Department of-Pollu on Control said his stale Is pposcd to the Northwest Ar ansas Water Quality Manage nent pla nbecause it seeks to ower the dissolved oxygen leve f the Illinois and will no r o v i d e tertiary treatmen 'hich would reduce the nutrien evel of the effluent. Higl utrienl levels create a condi ion in water sources known utrophicalion because they timulatc growth of algae. The state League of Womei /olers and the Northwest Ar tansas chapter both endorse he plan as presented at th icaring. The League commen ed that it also wanted to se controls enforced for septi ank waste disposal systems, t ee pretreatment of industria ivastewaters (before the waste enter the regional plant), an .0 see constant monitoring be area's water quality. After the public hearing, th L7 members present from th SJWARPC were asked by Rile to adopt the plan as presentei with the addition of furthe pointing out to the federc government the economic stra the plan places on Northwe Arkansas. No member moved to ado the plan, One man finally aske to table the matter and a other members but one agree Melton sai da special meetin will be called to decide wheth or not the plan will be adopte He said all regional cities w be represented at this meeting If the p l a n is adopted, iuld be senl lo the Arkansas iparlment of Pollution Control d Ecology for their review nd approval. The s t a t e parlmciH would Ihen get Ihe plan okayed by the federal EPA. The the plan itself would b« administered at a local level, Rlley said. _ Morton Says Country Being 'Overcrilical Of Oil Profits y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Interior Secretary Rogers .B. Morton says the country s being overcrltlcal of the rofits" of oil companies, which ontinue to announce large in- reases in their net income. Morion, speaking in San lego, Calif., said Thursday lal "oil companies need good rofits so they will have the gi- antic sums of money needed o find and bring out additional He said, however, he would uncomfortable if the large rofils being reported by the gi- nl companies for Ihe firsl iree monlhs of 1974 were ring turned into huge dlvi- ends or bonuses for execu- ivcs. As Morton spoke, Standard Oil of California and Shell Oil -- the nation's fifth and seventh argest petroleum companies -- eported firsl quarter profits up 0 per cent and 52 per cent, respectively. They joined Exxon. Texaco, itandard of Indiana, Occidenla] and Gulf, which earlier Ibis week reported net income in creases over Ihe f i r s t three months of 1973 ranging from 39 per cent lo 718 per cent. Standard Oil of California an nounced first-quarter earnings -- net income after taxes -- o 293 million, up 90 per cent. I said that amounted to $1.72 per share of common stock. :ompany said its gross reve nues had more than doubled in the 1 same period, from $1.9 hi lion to $3.9 billion. In Houston, Shell Oil, a sub sidiary of Holland's Roya Dutch Shell, reported firs quarter profits on U.S. oper ations of $121.8 million. Th company said that was a 52 pe cent increase over the same pi riod in 1973 and said gross rev creased from $1.2 billion to llion. Also reporting Thursday was Marathon Oil Co., a smaller In- ·graled oil firm which said Us rsl quarter profits of $30.0 illion were up 52.5 per cent om 1973. But Chairman J.C. ohnell II said those earnings ere down 45.8 per cent from t income in the fourth quar- er of last year. In Whiting, Ind.. Thursday, Dout 20 demonstrators forced heir way Into the shareholders meeting of Standard Oil of In- iana. Seven had to be forcibly emoved, including one man. 'ho was handcuffed by police. one was ' arrested, and tha nesting went on. In other energy developments: --The House Commerce Committee reported oul an emer- ;ency energy bill that contains provision which would roll lack the price of oil produced n this country, and thereby ower prices consumers pay for gasoline and other petroleum roducts. If Ihe rollback provi- ion reaches Ihe White House, t seems certain to be vetoed. A irevious energy bill was veloed y President Nixon because it contained an oil price rollback. --Federal energy chief John 3. Sawhill said investigations of uel price gouging will produce nearly $36 million in refunds to consumers. He told a House subcommittee that offending lompanies will he ordered to pay refunds and roll back nrices. He said some also will "ace civil penalties. He did not identify the companies. --The' House Appropriations Committee said Thursday that Americans must continue to save fuel. It urged thai Ihe government spend $2.27 billion to find new energy conservalion methods. · NORTHWEST PLAZA time Oscar winner, was nominated as best actress in a special for her television debut in "The Glass Menagerie." Michael Moriarty, Sam Watcrston and Joanna Miles were nominated in the supporting player categories for "The Glass Menagerie." Besides her variety show's nomination, Miss Burnett her self was nominated for best Iress in a special for "0 Rms Riv Vu." Her co-slar in Ihe special, Alan Alda, was nomi nated for best actor in a special and for best actor in a comedv for "M-A-S-H." Cloris Lcachmnn was nominated for best actress in a special for "The Migrants" -- she won the award last year -- and for best supporting actress in a Yellow ~Frt " . . ; ; . . . . . . 51%-52% ; Averages Inds ............. .... up 6.10 Trans ................. up 1.12 Utils up .41. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Volume ............... 3,990,000 Commodity Openings July July May eggs July pork July wheat corn soybeans .......... 5.85 39'00 46.40 4.23 bellies ...... comedy for' "The Moore Show," Mary Tyler McLean Stevenson was nominated for best supporting actor In n comedy in "M-A-S-H" and for best writer in comedy for a script for that show. U n l i k e past years, where can cclcd shows sometimes walked away with t h e awards, only one canceled show was nominated -- "The Sonny Cher Comedy Hour" as best variety show. Break-In Reported Fnyellcvillc police investigated a break in at Maxwell's Exxon service station at 3035 N. College al 11:23 p-m. Thursday. A Texas truck driver, parked at the service station told police that he had observed two while males in their Into teens or early 20's climb out of a window on the south SK'O of the building ""/.! run hchind the building In a northwest direction. The owner of the station was notified and found nothing disturbed or missing building. inside the Half-Burned House Destroyed By Fire SPRINGDALE--After extinguishing a fire which destroyed the rear half ot a vacant house behind the Ods 'N' Ends Shop of Hwy. 71 Wednesday morning, 'iremen returned Thursday night and watched the rest of the bouse burn down. · When the Springdale Fire De- pnrtment received the call about 9:30 p.m. Thursday that the front half of the house was ,,.. fire, Chief Mickey Jackson contacted owner Pat Murphy of Bcnlonville. Murphy told Jackson to let the house f i n i s h burning thi time since It was not salvageable after the f i r s t fire e a r l y Wednesday. The department stood by while the house finished burning to the ground. Jxickson said tho f i r e starlet in a corner of the still-standing front half of the house. Askct: if it were set purposely, ho re plied, "We're going to say we suspect the fire was set nnf conclude our investigation will' that," No one was injured in the Thursday night fire. In Wed ncsdny's blaze, firemen had to dodge falling roof limbers. Theft Reported Rob Koff of S o u n d Cily, 3M! N. College Ave. I o I d city police Thursday Hint someone broke Inlo tho building Wednesday night and slolc five vehicle tape docks, two receivers, n cassette lapo recorder, five record dimigcivt and s 1 x n n l r s of car speakers. Knlry wan gnlned through n window on tho north side of the building, which was broken. Eoff .snld n tiipn lo tho nlnrni (mil apparently been iynlcm . broken when an employe n sign up in tho window. put Property Stolen Various items of personal properly were taken in a break in Thursday at tho Rosa Swafford residence on Route 4 Springdnlc. Mrs. Swnffnrd said a stereo set. 24 tapes, a tape player an recorder, four clock radios, Jowclry box containing wntchcs rings and other pieces and r guil/ir were taken, The thief entered the hnusi between 7:20 11,111. and .1:40 p.m by prying the f r o n t door open according to n Wnshtnfltoi County sheriffs deputy's report A Great Opportunity Spring Coats Orig. $50 to $90 Price Now 24.99 to 44.99 Don't miss lliis great savings opportunity ... get the beautiful Spring coat you want at one-half the regular price! In the perfect weights for springtime comfort. Styles to please the most fashion conscious woman. Polyesters and blended fabrics in your choice of many exciting Spring colors. Sizes 8 to 18. Coats--DILLARD'S--First Floor Open Monday Through Saturday 10 Till 9

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