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Never Wanted To Leave Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun.. April 21, 1974 'm 3D rAVlTT«VILL«, ARKANSAS '! CONNER When tlie first settlors came lo the Ozark Mountains In (he hue mil conlury, they found ·» region that WHM belli rugged nnd Isolated. BvnassrH hu olvlllMtlon. the oK p sented H constant struggle for survival. Those who did man- ,'1?°..TM ck(i out a living in the hills prospered only because Uiey were blessed with a lierco spirit of independence -- n spirit that led Ihem to rely on me resources of Ihe l a n d and their own physical strength. Today, progress has greally inmmed the numbers of the legendary hill people. The indc- pendment breed is faced with extinction. This is why Frank and Parelee Weddington of Lnreka Springs are special -they are true 0/ark natives. Frank and P.-.relcc live on a small, tg-acre hillside f a r m in Butler Hollow just a few miles west of Eureka Springs. They have been married for 46 years and have never had more than a scant, week-by-week existence. But by their own ingenuity, they have been able lo do all that they wanted to do and go everywhere they wanted to go. For them, the Ozark country offers a good life and they have never wanted to leave it. Frank, 72, and Parelee, 63, first met in a Carrol! County Springs Couple Finds Ozark Country Offers Good Life ^^.^'^K do',!l. ^.iffi^Tcvc^l.""^ STt,r W ^.'"S!^ «"*!!« L h «J«!S h *« "'r. " "»' B^,*TM/. ^ough bis- about tomorrow. January. -1W. C,«rk s . Frank says. 'Tv. got .slrmvlxirry patch and, M Pur Ice recalls, aller Frank pi posed it took h i m six mont to save enough money lo g murrlcd (iiboul $25). FIRST 110MK Their f i r s t home was a Iw room house on Vfi acres alo U.S. Hwy. 62 and here the diiughlers Lavcrnc and .Iu were born. Frank nnd Parel bought Ihe house nnd land f $G5., a debt Ihat took them fi years lo pay off. They lilt moved to Ihcir Butler Hollo form and have lived there yenrs in a small country hoi with an outdoor John. Frank, who never went school, has only been "brok twice in his l i f e and has alwa provided for his family by frontier tradition of huntin trapping and fishing. His be season is during the wint months when he sets his tra for fox, mink, wolves a coyotes. He sells the furs to a deal in Eureka Springs and ge anywhere from $1.50 for skunk hide to $27 for a bobe hide. His weekly calch provide the grocery money, ai he also traps for area turk' growers who are bothered 1 predatory a n i m a l s . Fran says w i l d l i f e is plentiful in t Ozarks and he could mal Parelee a fur coat in a month Most Pressing City Problems Revealed By RICHARD J. MALOY TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Here is roundup of news items gathert in the nation's capital by 01 Washington Bureau: CI T Y PROBLEMS America's mayors and cit councilmen have pinpointe their most pressing problems a new survey. A cross-section of more tha 1,000 city officials responded ' the unique survey on municip. problems which was undertake by the National League Cities, a Washington-base lobby group which represen local governments. The most pressing day-to-da problem facing the mayors an '· city officials, they said, is ho to properly dispose of garhag and sewage. Other major problems, liste In Ihe order of importance the were given by the city official are law enforcement, streeL fiscal management and zoning The mayors and city officiai were also asked what loc? problems generate the mos complaints from citizen Topping the complaint list wer dog and pet problems, followe in order by traffic signals street lights, parking and zoning gripes. The National League of Cities survey also disclosed that th , average mayor is a man be ween the ages of 40 and 5i who r u n s a town of about 25,00 population on a part-time basis earns a salary of between $3,OC and $4,000 as mayor, but is als a businessman or professiona with a private Income of abou $20,000. The average councilman also between 40 and 50 years old. earns between $500 am $3,000 for his part-time cit; post, but has an income o between $15,000 and $20,00 from his private earnings a a businessman or professional. INFLATION'S IMPACT -- i new report by the U.S. Deparl me'nt of Labor shows wha inflation has done to thi average worker's purchasinj power. The report said that rea weekly earnings of the average worker bave dropped 4.1 pe .' cent in the past year, llea earnings are calculated b adjusting wages for changes ii the cost of living. During the past year, average hourly earnings rose by 6.6 per cent but this was more lhan offset by a 10.2 per cent rise in consumer prices and a O.I per cent decline in average weekly hours worked. Real spendable earnings which are wages adjusted for i n f l a t i o n and federal tax deductions, dropped 4.7 per cen during the past year, according to the report. This was the largest drop since the Labor Department began m a k i n g Ihese studies 10 years ago, HEALTH INSURANCE - Look for a major congressional pus] o pass a sweeping new health nsurance bill in the n e x t few nontlis. Hearings on a variety of ·ealth plans got under way last vcek before the House Ways 'nd Means Committee amid ndicalions that there is broad upporl for quick enactment of 'ic legislation. Members of the House and 'enate up for re-election this ·oar are anxious to show the ·oters at least one significant licce of new legislation nnd this iclps explain the momentum t i l l d i n g behind the health in- ·urance proposals. The signal Hint the debate . vns over and action is near 1 amo earlier (his month when ien. Edward Kennedy, D Mass., ibandoned his expensive cradle- o -Ihe -grave h e a l t h plan and ^mbrnced a u n i v e r s a l lieidth 'nsurance plan very similar lo ne proposed hy Ihe Nixon \dmlnistrallon. Both llic adminlslrnlion nnd iho Kennedy plans would require n i l A m e r i c a n s lo bo covered by some typo of hcnllh insurance. Presently about 25 ; million persons have no such 1 protection. VETERANS ~ There n re now ·nearly 29.2 million American war veterans, according to new report by the Veteran Administration. A breakdown shows 13 million World War II veteran 6.8 million Vietnam veteran 5 . 9 million Korean Wa veterans and 1.1 million Wor War I veterans. The average veteran is. -, years old; but the study showe 53,000 veterans over the age 85 and 64,000 under the age 20. SUMMER VACATION -you would like to take summer camping vacation' th Department of the Interior ha a handy new publication to you. E n t i t l e d "Camping , the National Park System," th pocket-sized guide lists campin areas and services in 9,1 area around the nation administere by the National-Park Service. The booklet may be obtaine for 55 cents by writing Superintendent of Documents U . S . Government Printin Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 PENNY SHORTAGE -- Th U.S. M i n t is turning out record 35 million pennies ever day but there is still a persis tent shortage of the coins. This is because many peopl liave begun to hoard them the mistaken belief that th 'alue of the copper in th pennies will soon exceed th face value of the coin Mrs. Mary. T. Brooks director of the U.S. Mint sai ;enny savers are going throug i a ,l°°l y ? {a Se...]ike streaking l think it s outrageous fo people to hoard pennies " The U.S. Treasury 'Deparl ment said recently it wa making it illegal for anyone t melt pennies to recover thei copper. Anyone who does it f subject to a $10,000 fine anc we years in Jail. Alpha Pi Mu Sefs Awards Banquet _ - . . . ,, .-.(iinjucl,, MX ---- jointly by Ihe University pi Mn a "LM.. C , ! lfP lCT «f Ate . .....,,.,.,,,,, criapier ol Alp ! Mu, industrial engineer! i n i i n i - ' i i - , , r « _ i - . - , D »-»-i · ing the onorary fraternity, and th, merican Institute of Industria .ngincers. will be held tonigh t he Sprmgdale Holiday Inn Winners of the junior, soph loie and freshman a Indent out industrial engineering awards he out an ilry lead or of L. s w e an ounced by the Industrial En "nepring Ueparlmcnt. C a n d i d a t e s for the landing junior a w a r d larvm Carl Covey of Gen "an D Foster oMIempsl m ?h : T ercsa ficlleb °f m h; James M. fj ef | ey lyllieville; and Dennis undcjiust of Fort Smllih. This ward w i l l he presented hv the entral Arkansas AIIE Cbaplc Cand, ( i a t c s ,,,,. t|)c ' o | j t landing sophomore award to e presented by Alpha Pi M,, onorary Fraternity are John Killmgsworlh and Larry G f r o m NBrtl ; for the oiit- anding freshman award, spon- ored by the Oliver Gatchell lemorral Fund, are Lee Hart* k ,,,,,, Candidates , i Konnclh c P n Rock; Danny Walke r of T ' 1C , O u t s t a n d i n g Industrial tuflonl A w a r d , sponsored by · Tulsa A f l E Chapter, was resented to W i l l i a m A. J 0 " s resident of the student A I I E Kinlor from M i n e r a l Springs. pnl 18 by the Tulsa cliaplcY ones also won the Proctor ami amble $Ifi!) award and w i l l lend the N a t i o n a l A I I E Con- reuce in New Orleans on May . The $50 Dean's Awa poraorod by Iho Phillips oleum Company to tho ard ' o o u riding I n d u s t r i a l engineering nlor, tins been presented to ephcn I f . DeSnlvo, nro.ildent tho student engliworlnir conn-. I Irom North Little Rock. ' his lifetime, Frank has a l i t t l e of everything lo !et by mid bus even mnde n Illlc! mountain spirits and a type of wine ho calls Ilalsln Jack, llu chuckled nnd says, "I hadn't been no angel". In his younger years he WHS an expert at nowlling (catching fish underwater by h a n d ) and also at Bigginy or spearing fish. He often traded fish for gas a n d groceries. MANY TItADES Frank's list of self-reliant trades goes on and on to include selling old bottles, wild honey, berries and even Indian relics he finds in the hills. He now makes tomahawks and arrowheads to sell and also works at the city d u m p collecting fees from people who h a u l their trash there. He proudly boasts, "I've always heen able to do what I wanted to do and that's the main thing". Pareleo, a jolly, personable woman with slighlly graying red hnlr, looks much younger limn her .63 years and attributes her health to hard work, Her parents had « IGO-acre homestead and a one-room log cabin near the county line; she worked In the woods with her f a t h e r pulling one end of ii cross-cut saw. She went to school through tlic eighth grade, but music has always Ijecn me love of her life. W i l h o u t residing one nolc ("Music l o o k s like chicken scratching," she says) Pnrelcc plays Ihe banjo, g u i t a r , mandolin, fiddle, organ and harmonica. He dad was a musician, loo, and laught her lo play several instruments as n child- She is also a member of the H i l l folks, a group of local musicians who belt out the old mountain tunes five n i g h t s a week from June I n r o u g h La- Ijor D a y i n E u r e k a Springs' B a s i n Park. M e m b e r s the neighborhood nowu in Ion, h n u d In exchange for a fix subscription to the paper. Dl cussing her writing c a r e c Parelee brags. "I wrote II Heaver news lor 14 years ai only |ft)l two cusslngs." Sunday is cooking day al II Wcddiiifjlon's and tliero a always plenty of f a m i l y ai fnonds around for d i n n e r . Par lee has a gas stove in her k chcn but prefers to cook on h old woodburning one instca Her specialities are hean of the Hillfolks often drop I Parolee's on Sundays and s a r o u n d playing such favoril as " S w e e t F,velena," "Wa Down Yonder' and "Sal Goodun." Like F r a n k , Parelee does variety of things lo keep Ihe going, i n c l u d i n g selling a gall, of milk each day from ti f a m i l y cow. S h e was once correspondent for the iSurek Springs newspaper and wro STUDENTS TAKE PART IN OZARK CELEBRATION ...pupils at Fayetteville High School take over /or learners in the quilt class pait of tne demonstrations included in the. recent exhibit at the school library Fayetteville Seeds Observe Library Week National Library week was observed in city school libraries last week with many activities lo emphasize the development of lifetime reading habits. An exhibition of Ozark arts and crafts was held Monday and Tuesday at Fayetteville iligh School with area artists and craftsmen demonstrating heir skills and displaying craft terns. Students loured the special exhibition and the public was nvited to attend the display coordinated by librarians Mrs. Joan Bullock and Don Deweese. S p e c i a l programs were planned at each of the schools with students from the University of Arkansas presenting 'book talks." Many of the elementary schools concluded the special week with students dressing as favorite- story book characters. This was varied somewhat at Leverett, with students dressing as famous persons and other students identifying them from brief biographies. Leverett students developed a puppet show which was shown at some of the other elementary s c h o o l s . Also presenting programs at other schools were students of Woodland Junk High School, who gave Reader's Theater. Bulletin boards served emphasize the week. O t h e activities included the use library facilities, developme of library skills, story hour use of reference material Book Fairs, movies and rad shows produced by students, produced by students. The Arkansas Optometr Association joined in the ob s e r v a n c e s a n d present* through local optometrist posters and materials to th school libraries. Baird Completes Fourth Book On Indian History Dr. W. David Baird, associat irofessor of history at the Un ersity of Arkansas, has writte is fourth book on Indian his ory. Entitled "The Chickasai 'eople," the book was pub shed by the Indian Triba eries. It is the third book Dr 3aird has written for till eries. The Chickasaw Indians or! inally occupied what is now 'orthern Mississippi and West rn Tenncsse, Dr. Baird said hey originally were both bun ers and agriculturists. Whei iiropeans arrived in the tississippi Valley in the late 7th Century, the Chickasaws Hied with the F.nglish agains he French in the contest for ontrol of the A m e r i c a n wesl. When the Americans latei egan their expansion, however in Chickasaw fortunes fel ion hard lime's. Dr. Bairc aid. During the administration Andrew Jackson, t h e y were Teed to abandon their anccs- al domain and settle in w h a t now South Central Oklahoma. A slnvcholding people, (hr lickasaws cast (heir lot with e Confederacy d u r i n g the ivil W a r . which also proved he highly disruptive to the ihe's wny of life. During the 20lh Century. Dr. aird writes, the slory of the l i c k a s a w s has hccn n "con- n u a l attempt to retain and en regain their i d e n t i t y as ccial Indian people," He droves H i n t they l i n v o met i l h considerable success in is goa! and he credits (his the le.irtership of (he present ihal governor. Overtoil .fumes, lird concludes Hint, although c Chickasaws nre no longer iclovod warriors," they linvn oved Hint they are "uncoil icred nnd unconquerable." Dr. Hni'rd, wlio came to Ihe A in I!W8, Is a n a t i v e of O k l n - mn nnd recc-ived hi.s Ph.I), om I h e University of Okla- m n . I l l s previous books are 'clcr Pitchlynn: Chief of Hie loclnws" (University of Okla- ir.a Press, 1072); "The Osnge N)pln" ( I n d i a n T r i h :i 1 c r l o s ) ; and "Tho Choc- w People" (Indian Tribal rles). Live It Up By H. D. MCCARTY Chaplain of the Razorbacks The number one problem ir America today -- without ques lion in my mind -- is the lad of spiritual leadership in th lome. If God designed th' amily, you'd t h i n k He coulu make it work! He could if men would listen and act out t h role God has designed for them God has designated the husbam md father to be the priest anc eader of his home. Accordin o the New Testament, he i o act like .Jesus Christ toward iis wife and his children. A wife and mother, as wcl is children, can't help living ife to fullest measure if one ike Jesus is in their midst. The rast majority of men don't l i v e his w a y , much less even un lerstand that t h e y are supposet o. Hence, the tragic instability r i f t , unhappiness, drudger) nd purposelcssness of muci a m i l y life. IN A RECENT national urvcy the two things that teen gcrs would change f i r s t ir. heir f a t h e r was (I) that he Plans Disclosure SHERWOOD, A r k . ( A P ) --. ien Coon of Conway, a candi- 'ale for the Republican nomi intion for governor says he v i l j d i s c l o s e a l l ooiilri- u t i o n s to his campaign, he uggcsls that oilier candidates o the same. Coon is opposed in his bid by 2-year old Joseph Weston of ave City. Appeals To Voters DALLAS. Tex. (AP) -- Sen. a r r y Cioldwatcr has asked vot- rs not to take out any anger ;it ir- President by voting apainst e p i i h l i c a n s r u n n i n g this year, i-hidiug h i m s e l f . "There Is no presidential ection in l!)7-l. It's all right to et nt the President if you Ish. but don't lute it out on c. I'm r u n n i n g for re-election o," the A r i z o n a Republican ild In a speech Friday. wouldn't get mad so much, am (2) that he would admit hi mistakes. Another survey indi cated that seventy per cent o wives seeking psychologica help feel that their husband: don't listen to them when the), talk. Communication centers on trivia -- what's for dinner, taki out the garbage, etc. -- and not on the realities t h a t built deep abiding relationships. Throughout the country todaj -- especially in C h r i s t i a n circle-. -- there is an explosion of inter est in the hiisbami-wifc-hnm relationship. Thousands hav. discovered for the first time tile true fascination of the "one flesh" union in Christ. M a n y feel they are past help and long ago buried any expectations -other I h a n m i n i m a l -- for theii m a r r i e d life. Yet help -- rea help -- great help -- is avail able [o those who w a n t it IT'S AMA/1NG how much the Mihle has lo say about love sex. romance, m a r r i a g e ant c h i l d r e n . The Scriptures teach Hint a man's greatest joy anr f u l f i l l m e n t as a man shouk have its source in a Godlj woman. Children arc more greatly affected by love be- wlien their mother and f a t h e r !han by love hchven parent and child. Someone has said t h a t Ihe greatest t h i n g a father can do for his children is to love l.heir mother, "Therefore shall a m a n loavc iis falhc-i- and m o t h e r and shall cleave (be k n i t together) unto iis w i f e : and Ihcy shall be one Ipsh. And t h e y were both i n k e d , Ihe man and his w i f e and were not ashamed." Rene's 2:212.i. The nakedness spo- HI of hero is I h a l of body, will and spirit. M a n y couples invo so m a n y w a l k and so nurh guilt t»l\vcon t h e m t h a t hey never experience the de'.i- "imis and inloxicaling f u l l n e s s f knowing another h u m a n icing the way God intended! Only Jesus liberates a man and vomnn lo l)o together t h e way iod purposed In creation. Marriage is God's idea! It 'on't work w i t h o u t l l l m ! How re you dolnfi? |»rv*.bv\.., e * 1 . 7 , nuuluuufell Ilia- cults and apple butter. And, if Frank should happen to come in "with an eight-pound lard bucket hooped up and shook down with wild huckleberries," there's pie for dessert. Frank's favorite food is coon parboiled until "Its rich as black wal- with pota- nuls" and ihen bilked pepper, sage and sweet toes. Frank and Parelee have a garden, of course, and she cans 'cgetablcs to store in her cellar -- winter. Much of their corn was a milestone In the couple's 46 years together. For the firs' time they were able to put money in the bank. As for travel, Frank and Parelee both say they really don'l care about it and have al tlhcy need right here in the is shelled and ground into meal for cornhread, Even their t o a is home produced from sassafras roots, which Parelee says is an old h i l l remedy for thinning the blood. OI'EN HOUSE Sitting in Frank's and Parelee s parlor around a big wood- burning heater, visitors realize hat the welcome mat goes out to just about anyone who wants , , --. ,, i,.,^ i,ut. vrnu W a l J L S to come in and sit a spoil. "My place is worse t h a n a beer 3 "'" 1 '" aPrclec s a y s . "Peonlc come cause they like me and not for what they get" But people do get something rom f r a n k and Parelee - an i p l i f t i n g from just listening to ih'7 e '! llusia jm for life a n d tjieirj)h|josophy of not worry!ng Ozarks. Frank spys, "I've got plenty of clean nir, water and good friends and, within 50 miles of any direction, you can't find four people who don'l know me," ··' Frank Weddington Is right. In these days thats a pretty good measure of success. 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