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J^ortijtoest SECTION D FAYETTEViiLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1974 Planning For The Bicentennial A Cooperative Parks System Takes Root In Fayetteville By JAM NOGGLE TIMES StafI Writer Fayetteville school administrators and park officials have pooled develop their resources to a city park system I SEE BY THE paper that they've relit the great white way In Las Vegas. During the agony of the recent "energy crisis" the good citizens of Vegas had turned oft their big lighted signs promoting gambling and strip shows. With things having eased oil -partly as a result of Mr. Middle American having turned down his furna'.e, stopped driving on Sundays and doused the light in the kitchen (when he heads back to the living room after a commercial break) -- Vegas is now able to light up again. This prompts one congressman (not ours; to insist thai if lights can go on again, all over Las Vegas, the least the President can do is turn 'em on again at the Washington Monument. This patriotic sentiment is timely, I think, because the nation is presently in the throes of working out plans for its 200th birthday celebration, a couple of years hence. All sorts of commercialized activities are being planned by Chambers ol Commerce here and there, anc at least one groap of dedicatee traditionalists is working oul arrangements to restage E "Revolution" (against the Cha mbers of Commerce, we gather). Here in Arkansas there is a bicentennial committee, though I forget now wno is on it. There may even by a local 200th anniversary committee, though I can't say I recollect much about Its appointment. If there isn't, perhaps there »hould be. This is -- after all -- WASHINGTON COUNTY, and where better to stage a major bicentennial observance in the state (Jefferson County, maybe; or Franklin, or Pulaski, or Union?)? Personally, I see no reason why every county that wants one can't have one. All a county needs is an appropriate committee, a Patriotic Quorum Court, and a long-range plan. It might be, too. that the governor can be persuaded to make appointments what with him being rather more amenable to grassroots stirrings now than usual. THE BIG THING, though, it seems to me, is the PLAN. And I believe Washington County, and its county seat, are ready : made for the venture. The first thing I would suggest is that the powers-that-be strive diligently to make sure a bell- tower is included in their final plans for Urban Renewal on the Square. In conjunction, a drive will need to be conducted to purchase a replica of the Liberty Bell for the tower. Given two years to work at it, we would presume that the city Housing Authority will have a good part of our ugly old buildings in the downtown area demolished. Piles of rubble, in fact, appropriately symbolize the spirit of the revolution, which is what the celebration is all about, anyway. As I see it, the committee would need to erect a speakers' platform near the northeast corner of the Square, not far from the belltower. It will be decorated with red, white and blue bunting. An appropriate roster of speakers will be easy enough to obtain (in 1976 there's no telling who may be running for what, and almost all of them will jump at the chance to join THIS celebration). THE REAL DRAMA of the event, as we envision it, will be contained in a brief pageant, in 1776 costume, across the lawn and under the trees on the Square. At the signal -a chiming of the newly purchased Liberty Bell -- three gentlemen (actually they will be Roy Clinton, Garland Melton and Carl Whillock. dressed as General Washington, General Pulaski and Benjamin Franklin) will climb on three bulldozers located at the three corners of the Square and procede to demolish the old Post Office building to the soaring strains of America the Beautiful (or something similarly appropriate, from the belltower). After that, the "committee" can mount old iieees of brick and marble from the P.O., nncl sell them for bookcnds to cover expenses. It ought to be a smash. which will compare favorably with any in the country. City Manager Don Grimes said this type of cooperation between school and city officials docs not exist In most cities. "Schools generally don't want to hnve much to do with city government," he added. But through this cooperation in Fayetteville and the proper utilization of city and school resources, funds have been obtained from the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation which made the extensive development ofi neighborhood parks possible. Construction of seven neighborhood parks, located at school sites and on land donated to the city by the Veterans Administration, Is nearing completion, bringing the total number of city parks to 15. "The Fayettevillc school system has had a history of l^^^^^^^^HHHHH^B^^^B^HIRj^^iE^tcs.'iA^^^^^Si^^^^^^^^^^^^iG^LmwD^. nroffWilreTiHn^^HBB (TTMESplioto By Bay Gray) ORIGINAL ARCHITECT'S PLANS DISPLAYED . , . by finder Holder, who located original drawings in an attic Old Courthouse Plans Found A complete set of archi- :ectural drawings of the Washington County Courthouse has been discovered in an attic of a Fayetteville house. The discovery came when Jim Holder, owner of the house, went into the attic to investigate a Irak and found the drawings. · The drawings, numbering approximately 15, show the four exterior elevations and framing of each floor of the building. Symphony Orchestra To Give Two Concerto-Aria Programs The University-North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will give two performances of its spring concerto-aria program, f e a t u r i n g outstanding University of Arkansas music students as soloists. The first performance will be Friday at 8 p.m. in the Arkansas Union Ballroom. The following Sunday at 3 p.m., the program will be presented in the Rogers High School Auditorium. Student artists for this special annual concert are selected through competitive auditions early each spring semester. The students represent divisions within the University Department of Music. Several of the soloists are recipients of Symphony scholarships. Under the baton of Theodor Avitahl, the Symphony will o p e n the program with "Nigun", the second movement of "Ball Shem: Three pictures of Chassidic life", by Ernest Bloch and featuring violinist. Teresa Fream, a junior from Muskogee, Okla. "Michaela's Aria", from Georges Bizet's "Carmen", will be sung by Glenda Sloat, soprano from Greenwood; Ellen Hicks, flutist from Mena, will be featured in "Poem for Flute and Orchestra" by Charles T. Griffes; Denise Oler of Tulsa", Okla., will be featured on the English horn in "The Swan of Tuonela, op. 22 and 2" by Jean Sibelius; Lyndall Anderson Coffield, pianist from Fayetteville, will play two movements of "Concerto no.4 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, op. . 58" by Ludwig Von Beethoven; John Purifoy, pianist from Camden, will play Serge Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto in C minor, op. IB"; Rita Knight Savage, soprano from Gould, will sing 'Vissi d'arte" from Tosca by Puccini; Margie Austin, soprano from Mountain Home, will sing "L'annee en vain" from "L'enfant prodigue" by Claude Debussy; and Mike Rice, pianist from Watson, will play "Concerto in F" by George Gershwin. The- public is invited to both Symphony concerts, which are free. Holder found the historical documents when he investigated a long, oilcloth wrapped objec jammed between the r a f t e r s near the chimney. "It was so large you couldn't miss it," said Holder, who has owned the rental house on East Maple since 1959, but had never seen in the attic before. If the eak had not occurred the drawings would still repose in t h e i r out-of-the-way hiding place. The front elevation and a second sheet have adhered to the oilcloth covering and Holder has made no effort to separate them for fear of destroying The courthouse, which is nou undergoing renovation, was built in 1904 at a cost o $100,000. Charles. L. Thompson was the architect and D. C Wurtz supervising architect George W. Donaghey, who later became governor of the slate was the contractor. Co-Ordinotor Named Bill Clinton, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Con grcss from Arkansas' Thirc District, has named Paul Fray of Fayetteville co-ordinator o field operations for his cam paign. Announcing the appointment Clinton said, "Paul is an ok and trusted personal friend. He is as determined as I am to secure a stronger Congress to protect the people from th arbitrary power of governmen bureaucracies and hugh privat companies. His political ex perience and drive will bo an invaluable asset to the cam paign." cooperation with the city and it's unbelievable the resources you find available in a joint venture," said Grimes. According to Ben Winborn, s c h o o l administrator a n d member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the schools have advocated a philosophy of the community school concept for about 10 years. The community school concept incorporates the use of school buildings and facilities by the 1 whole community and the school parks carries the concept a step further, added Winborn. Fayetteville schools have developed recreation program: and adult education classes under a trained coordinator. The program has been funded y donations from Levi Strauss nd the Molt Foundation in ''lint, Mich., where the concept riginaled. Winborn said that the community school parks have also )een the highest priority of the arks board for many years, le emphasized that neither the city or schools have enough noney to develop the parks by h e m s e l v e s b u t working ogether the park system is possible. Dr. Rodney Ryan, director of he Parks and Recreation Board, said that the board members have been trying to do as much as possible in the area of multi-purpose park development. Thus, because of .he convenient school locations of the parks, they will be available for use of the students and by the public after school hours. Even with the new parks, Grimes said, "The demand for isage is still running ahead of us." He added that 1.400 adults have signed up for the summer Softball leagues alone and commented on the exceptional job by Dale Clark, parks and recreation director. With construction of the parks leaving completion, much will have to be done to follow up. According to Grimes, the city has just started concentrating on more maintenance anc recreation programs. MAINTENANCE PLAN "Maintenance of parks will he a new habit for the city, which in the past has been loo poor to afford the luxury," said Grimes. But according to the city manager "any good town has a good park system." The largest portion of the $ 2 3 4 , 0 0 0 park development project is going toward the construction of six pavilions. Five of. the pavilions will be located at school sites and a smaller one will be located ai Hie VA park. J. E. McClelland consulting engineer for the project, said that the school Over In The Sixth Grade pavilions cost approxi malely $23,000 each with the VA pavilion costing $4,360 to the city. Schools to have pavilions are Jefferson. Butterfield, Root Happy Hollow and Bates. The school pavilions are rectangular in shape, covering an area o 2,800 square feet. They will have concrete floors, reinforced concrete block sides and steel roofs with buili up gravel decks. McClellanc said that the ceilings will be 16 feet high to permit sport activities such as volley ball- The VA pavilion will he smaller octagonal shaped struc ture covering 800 square feel for picnic activities. Anxious for the completion o the construction, Ryan addec that the pavilions will offer convenient locations for groui picnics and sport activities ant will serve as a shelter for these activites on days whon the weather is less than perfect. (TIMESphoto By Ray Gray) PAVILION AT JEFFERSON SCHOOL PARK T. ... nears completion as neighborhood parks concept forges ahead '..-·.. Hey, Look Who Let The Cat Out Of The Bag EDITOR'S NOTE Sixth grade students .in the Fayetteville Schools were exposed to a study of idiomatic expressions and figurative' language. Citing the idin-natic expression, the students then gave their ideas of how the expression came into the language. "SHE TALKED HER HEAD OFF" Long ago, a beautiful girl ndered through the forest, 'inally she came into a big village. The prince in IhL ran Fin; North College Landscaping To Get Underway This Week illage was enchanted by this irl. He asked her to marry im. ;;;,; Now, this village was a quet ne and it didn't allow bragging ir gossiping. T h i s girl went iragging through the village, ihe bragged and bragged. .The irince's father said that the girl vould have to die. So the prince jut her in chains and told-nis guards to cut off her head even hcugh he loved her. That's how the expression.'She Talked Her Head Off,' 1 lame into the American language. Kimberly George, Asbell School Landscaping of traffic islands along Hwy. 71 north is expected 1 to get underway Wednesday as Mayes Nursery of Republic, Mo., begins planting trees and shrubs. Businessmen along the route have been asked to remove all signs or other obstructions which have been placed on the islands before nurserymen begin work. City administrative aide David McWethy reminded businessmen that the islands are on state highway right-of-way an:! are not private property, lit Clinton Calls For Limits On Power Speaking on the role of business in society. Bill Clinton, Democratic candidate for Congress ' from Arkansas' Third District, called for "limits on the concentration of bureaucratic government and private economic power which threaten to undermine our f r e e enterprise system and even the foundations of our democracy." Clinton, in the speech Friday night before the Ozark Economic Association and Sigma Iota Epsilon. an honorary business fraternity, said, "The Congress must move to maintain a free economy by preventing concentration of ownership of our energy and other vital resources." He called for the reform of laws which "encourage the flight of capital abroad and high prices at home, and by restricting the ability of giant corporations to act contrary to the public interest." also asked cooperation of property owners in maintaining the shrubs once lanting is complete. Mayes has guaranteed a 11 plants for 30 days. After t h a t time, ihe city will be responsible for replacing any plant which is damaged or dies. McWethy said businessmen are asked to help especially with watering plants during the summer and in keeping vehicles off the islands. Members of the North Fayetteville Business Association lave agreed to help raise funds .0 finance the $11,918 cost ol the shrubs and planting. A goal of $4,000 has been set, according to Tom Lewis and Bryce Davis, co-chairman ol ;he Beautification Fund Drive. The North College project is the first of its kind in Arkansas. Mike Hunter, landscape archi tect with the environmental development section of the state H i g h w a y Department h a s worked closely with the city ir planning the islands. Plants include 448 Bar Harbor juniper. 448 blue rug juniper 382 Andorra juniper, 7 golden raintrees. 2fi ilex decidua holly 23 amur genella maples, 21 redbuds, 25 whitebuds, 191 dwarf crepe myrtles and 1,600 eunoymous kew ensis. All plants but the crepi myrtles will be installed b: Mayes. The crepe myrtle which will be donated Stanley Brown or the Universitj of Arkansas, will be planted by Brown at a later date. Brown, chairman of the city's C o m ni u n i t y Appearance Committee, said there are 51 single islands, 36 double island: and 18 triple islands in the area along North College Avenue from North Street to Millsap Road. "YOU LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG" Long ago, in a city sqme- where, it was a tradition to tell secrets. As the story goes, a little boy was born. He was juite different from his parents. His parents were NEVER curious. As he grew older ha became very curious. Everyday when he walked to school he would see people with potato sacks thrown over their shoulders' No o n e knew what was in the bags. It was a secret. Being curious as he was, le had to find out what was n those sacks. One day he was walking down the street and he saw--an unattended potato sack. He ran [o it, opened it up, and a cat jumped out. The cat exclaimed, "You let me out of the bag!" So now, anytime you tell isj secret to someone who is not supposed to know, people say that you let the cat out of the bag. Mike Carmichael Asbell School K!S HEART IS PURE GOLD" This story tells us about one of king Midas's great, great, great, great grandsons who was a surgeon. He first learned that he was a relative of King Midas when Ii2 was in the middle of a delicate operation. It was a heart operation. The doctor touched the heart and it turned to solid glittering gold. The doctor was- afraid that the patient would be angry, but he turned out to he one of the t-Et people in the whola world. Now, when someone is very nice, people say that he or she has a heart of pure gold. Dwight La no Asuell School 'World Of Work' Invades High School Accepts Position Theodor Ayllnhl, conductor of the Unlversity-Norlhwest Ark- ansns Symphony, has accepted the position us conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee beginning In September. Avitahl will continue Ms work at the University of Arkansas until lifter the concerts sell- ·duled tli 11 May and July, he snid. By PAT DONAT TIMES Slnff Writer The "real world of work" has moved into Fayettevillc High School with the establishment of "The Purple Pride Company." The simulation is one of the newest innovations in business education. Twenty-four junior and senior. students spend two hours each day in ihe intensive laboratory situation. "Intensive laboratory" fails to convey the real-life business world which has been created in two rooms of the business education department. The classroom has been converted into an office environment and students operate their own business. Students were trained for 27 weeks before the t r i a l r u n , which occurs the last nine weeks of the semester. The business, which sells office machines and equipment, got under way with students m n k I n g applications for positions. They completed the application forms nnd then went for interviews with professional personnel managers in Faycllc- ville. POSITIONS FlW.ED Bnsel on the applications students wore selected for various positions which Ihcy hold for three-week periods n n d then rotate to other jobs. In an adjoining room are four s i m u l a t o r s . T h e four simulators, represent t h e outside world and create all the work for the company. One serves as the company's customers and the post office; a second is the bank and creditors of the company. Tli" third acts as the company., walk-in cash customer and the last is in charge of the company's mythical staff of 10 salesmen. The simulators, w i t h the use of n script, k e e p the office phones busy. The phones are really nn intercom system installed by the telephone company nnd servos o n l y the "company" without any outside lines. ACTIVITIES LOG The students keep a log on activities and arc evaluated by their peers, hcnds of the departments ns well ns student lenehcrs Debbie Dlnlock and Phil f.midnuer and Mrs. Marguerite Cowan, head of the business dopnrlmcnt, nntl Miss Margaret Thurnian. The company Is oriuipped with row office equipment including electric typewriters, e l e c t r o n i c calculators n n d machines. Mrs. Cownn snys the Ronl of the simulation Is to holp students develop skills and provide experience which will make their transition into the business world easier. The progrnm is the first to bo developed outside of Littl3 Rock schools. Mrs. Phyllis Smith of Parkvievy High School assisted in planning Ihe local program. SUPPORT PRAISED !rs. Cowan snid that without c o in m u n i t y support the program could not have been established. She noted that business forms hnve been supplied by Standard Register, while locnl bnnks have supplied checks, deposit slips nnd statement forms, T h e program's Advisory Committee is composed of Otis S t o b n u g h . c h a i r m a n ; Tom MaUiins, Lon E s t c s , Hugh Kincntd, ,1. L. Davis, K e i t h Robbins, Dr. Denn Clayton, Rex M o r r i s , and school ncl- ministrnlors. M r s . Cownn snid the University of Arkansas will offer n graduate course to teachers in office simulation (luring the summer nnd will use the fncilitics at the high school ns n classroom. How do sludcnls like the new approach? "Aclnnlly we hnve all hern no busy I hnvcn'l had time to nsk them," Mrr.. Cownu said. I (TIMTiSplioto By R*y Gray)' DOWN AT THE PURPLE PRIDE COMPANY . Vickie Mabry, (left), Marsha Taylor, Barbara Lewis and Jan DIJfin struggle with the Sinn's affairs

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