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May 6, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 3

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tiffing Lowest Level Weather Forecast Showers are forecast Monday from the Sntitrnrest lo t h e western Gulf, Rain is expected Tor Florida. Rain is fore- Tornado Hits Farm Complex · TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) A /tornado which touched down in Crural Miller County Saturday l.night did between $250,000 and ·$300,000 damage to First American Farms, Inc., Ditman ^Hawkins, one of the farm's ^managers, said Sunday. , First A m e r i c a n Farms, Inc., [in a 10.000-acre farm complex ,-locatecl on Arkansas 134 be- 'tween Garland City and Fouke. ·\ Kenneth Sinyarri. director of :«aid the tornado also destroyed ·".two houses and n mobile home. ;,Ten other mobile homes suffered light to heavy damage. ^ Sinyarri said the reason no 'Injury was reported probably j^vas because mobile home residents had evacuated their trail- lers. taking shelter in a metal Central farm building. ; The metal building was not ^demolished, although it was Ihvisle:!, some \vijido\vs were ; knncked out and its air con tdilioner was blown away, he · M. K. Presswood, manager of ·Southwestern Electric Cooperative, said [he area's electrical ;.power was restored Sunday '-. S e v e r a l generators were ^nkcn to the area Sunday to .-prevent foml in deep-freezers ·from spoiling. ;. Sinyard said the tornado struck First American Farms about 7:30 p.m. Saturday destroying a grain complex con ';sisting of three storage tanks. '.He said half of an equipment ·building was blown away and '.another equipment building was /severely damaged. · Some mobile homes were -.blown as far as 300 feet, he said. ; "Several smaller storage ;buildings were just completely -blown away," he said. "There r cre carports blown across the ·roads. cust for part of Washington, the eastern Plains (he lower Great Lakes- Warmer weather is forecast (or south-central THE WEATHER Elsewhere By The Associated Press Charlotte Albany Albu'que Amarillo Asheville Atlanta Boise Boston Buffalo 58 39 ton Charlotte Chicago Denver DCS Moines Detroit Duluth Fort Worth Green Bay Honolulu Houston Juneau Kansas City Las Vefias Little Rock Los Angeles Memphis Miami Mpls-Sl. P. Now Orleans New York O k l a . City Omaha Orlando Phoenix P'llanri Ore. P'tlancl Me. Rapid City Kcno St. Louis Salt Lake San Diego San Fran Seattle Spokane Tampa 61 45 .3-1 6! 43 76 52 68 46 bO 43 .. cdy .. clr .31 clr 74 54 .01 clr .. cdy 44 . . rn rnCharlcs- .43 .34 clr .. clr . . cdy .. cdy .06 cdy .01 clr 69 54 2.49 clr 59 31 .63 clr 88 74 80 64 77 51 58 .37 u5 55 61 45 65 36 75 44 ' 72 37 64 38 46 26 4(i .28 .03 clr 73 47 86 61 73 49 68 56 71 62 82 75 62 27 85 67 74 42 flf 92 72 rn .. cl .. clr .. cdy .. cdy .. clr .. rn .. clr .01 rn .. n' .. clr .. cdy .12 clr 54 39 72 35 79 37 73 44 77 43 65 59 53 49 68 54 75 54 82 72 56 clr .. rn .. clr .. clr .. clr .. clr .. cd} .. clr .03 rn .. cdy .. rn Car Burglarized Jerry Palton. 524 Shady Ave.. told Fayetteville police t h a t an eight track stereo tape player and FM radio w.is stolen from his car early Saturday morning Patton said the car was parked in his driveway and was not locked. areas and colder weather for the Great Lakes. (AP Wire- photo) Fair Skies Seen Over Most Areas By The Associated Press It was a rainy night in Georgia and almost everywhere else "11 the nation. But early today fair s k i e s were the general rule. An inch of rain drenched Sa vannah. Ga., Sunday night anc several thundershowers hit nor mally sunny Southern Califor nia. Sporadic rain fell from the At Ijmtic mid Gulf states to the Washington coast, turning to now in northern Michigan Freezing temperatures were recorded before dawn in Mich igan, Wisconsin and northern Minnesota. Temperatures ranged from 2{ at Duluth, Minn., to 77 at Kej West, Fla. Thefts Reported Loyd Merriman, pastor of th Lake-wood Avenue Church o God in Springdale, told Wash ington County sheriff's dcputie that he observed three person taking items from cars in th church parking lot during Sun day evening services. Merriman said a box o tools was taken from one ca and a quantity of clothing an gasoline from another. Posters Damaged Marcia Wood, director of Se:. J. W. Fulbright's Washingto County headquarters, said (hi morning that many OF the Fu bright cnnipaign signs poster around the county had been sto len, damaged or destroyac There was no estimate of th total number of signs involved. Those wishing new yard sign are asked to call 442-7318 'fo replacements. SEWING CLASSES ENROLL TODAY FABRIC CITY American Church Growth Sags NEW YORK (AP) - Ameri-| an church growth has sagged o a virtual standstill hitting its owest level in more than a uarter century and narrowly railing the pace of population ncrease. new statistics showed alurday. Church membership in the ountry stands at 131.424,564, p only 35.000 from the pre- ious year and the smallest verall gain since 1945 when Vorid War II ended and U.S. hurch membership suffered a tfief downturn. The current scanty increase ractionaily slipped behind the pproximate 1 per cent popu- ation rise, but due to the mas- Israel Discloses Syrian Account Of Downed Plane TEL AVIV, Israel AP) -he Israeli military command odiiy denied a claim that Syran anti - aircraft missiles roiight down an Israeli recon- laissance phme over Mt. Hermon. "There has been no air activ- ty today and no Israeli casualties," a spokesman said. The command reported con- inucd shelling along the Golan leights and around Mt. Her- mnn. A communique issued in Damascus claimed Syrian missiles brought down one of two lanes flying over Syriain posi- ions on 9.200-foot Mt. Hermon, vhich commands a view deep nto southern Syria and northern Israel. The jet was "seen exploding midair," the communique claimed. The communique also reported renewal of tiink and artillerj duels on Mt. Hermon and the :olan Heights. It was the 56th consecutive day of liffliling on the front. Tiller Stolen Royal Ross of Roule Springdnle told Washington ounty sheriff's deputies that a ;ardcn tiller was t a k e n from his garden sometime since Fri day. ses involved, the percentage of A m e r i c a n s belonging lo churches remained unchanged n rounded numbers --62.4 per cent, the same as the year be [ore. The figures were compiled : or the 1974 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, published by the National Coun cil of Churches. Yearbook editor Constant Jacquet said the slowdown in church growth has gone on since a 1965 peak when church membership was 64.3 per cent of the population. He said the current figures show the least growth of that entire depressed period, and also the lowest for many years before then. Most of the major mainline Protestant denominations registered actual losses instead of growth, with the exception of the Southern Baptists. Roman Catholic growth was minimal. Substantial gains were largely a m o n g conservative, mis sionary-minded denominations. A breakdown of totals showed there are 71,648,000 Protestants, 48,460,000 Roman Catholics, 6,115,000 Jews and 3.739.000 Eastern Orthodox affiliated with U.S. religious bodies. The figures, mostly as of the end of 1972, also reflect these trends: --A continued "downwarc drift" in Sunday school enrollments, which fell from 38,487,453 to 36,397,785, down 4.3 per cent. --Weekly church attendance remained stable at 40 per cenl of the population, the same as the previous year. Despite the growth slow down, contributions to churches increased, as gauged by Protes tant figures only. These show a $299-million increase in giving to $4.6 billion, up 5.2 per cent. --Per capita giving rose from $93.35 to $99.16 per person. --The number of clergy rose from 295,154 to 363,987. --Seminary school enroll merits remained at an all-time high of 31,698. reflecting an up ward trend since 1966 when there were 23.196 seminarians. --Women seminariains num bercd 3,358. or 10.2 per cent o the total. It was the first time they've been counted separate ly. --Consruction of religiou buildings totaled $844 million up from $813 million, but in flationary costs virtually wipec out any gain, the report said The religious building peak in 1965 totaled $1.207 billion. Southeast Asia Plagued With More Fighting SAIGON (AP) -- The South Vietnamese command reported more fighting along the Cam- jodian border about 50 m i l e s vest of Saigon on Sunday and 'orth Vietnamese. The command said -government losses were one killed and 7 wounded in fighting around Mac Hoa, aprovincial capital, nd Kien Binh and Tuyen Binh. Military sources said South Vietnamese bombers f l e w eavy strikes in support of the nfantrymen, and one F5 j e t rashed on the border 35 miles orthwest of Ssigon, killing the ilot. The sources did not know le cause of the crash. In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge nsurgents drove government orces from three more posi- ions along Highway 4, the ain highway from Phnom Penh to the coast. The insur- cnts have blocked the road ince January, and military ob- ervers in Phnom Penh said hey now appear to be planning o take control of two thirds of he 90-mile route. Government troops on Salur- lay abandoned two other posi- ions on Highway 4 midway be- wcen Kompong Som, Cam- jodia's chief port, and Phnom Penh, the command reported. At besieged Longvek, 25 miles north of Phnom Penh, government troops backed by armored vehicles retook a raining center and inflicted wavy casualties on the Khmer Rouge, the command reported. An estimated 40,000 persons ncluding 12,000 children are rapped in Longvek, which has been under rebel siege For nearly two months. U.S C130s are parachuting supplies in to he garrison daily. WHAT IS FIRST FEDERAL UP TO? OVER 33 MILLION DOLLARS and still growing AAAY WE SERVE YOU? 2 Locations To Serve You On HM Squar* and Northwest Arkansas Plaza first federal savings A special day that comes but once o year. For Mother. Sweet dreams long gown and coat set! The look of tinted satin ribbons beaded these exquisite white eyelet embroidery. Sizes S-M-L. $25.00 GZfbellTai Lingerie Dept. Street Floor NwtiiwM* ArkanMt TIMES, Men. rjtvrmviLU. Dillons Entered Three or four dollars in Change and a few packs of cigarettes are the only item reported missing following break-in at the Dillon's Store on Hwy. 45 east over the weekend. Bob Beyeor. the store's jani- xr, discovered a door g l a s s broken out early this morning and notified Fayetteville police John Paxson, the manager, took an inventory and said the small amount of money and cigarettes were the only things missing. May 6, 1*74 Beethoven Spphonies Revive Ailing London Philharmonic LONDON (AP) -- It look Beethoven, together with Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink, to pull the crowds back to London's Royal Festival Hall after a lean spell at the box office. Haitink has been giving the nine Beethoven symphonies with the London Philharmonic at a series of six concerts spread over 15 days. In the same series Vladimir Ashkenazy. the Russian pianist, played he five Beethoven piano con- certoes. In recent months the five permanent London orchestras have Ken alarmed by the drop in at- .endance at the concert hall on .he bank of the Thames. At one time it was invariably full night after night. More recently it has often been half or one-third empty. "W*at can you expect when [ood prices have gone up more than 40 per cent in three years?" said an official of the Royal Philharmonic. But when Beethoven is the at- ;raction, conducted by a musician of Haitink's standing. London concert goers are erady to forget the soaring cost of living. Within two days of tickets going on sale, all six concerts were sold out. That meant al- 18,000 seats sold, S i n c e most of the concerts were filmed for showing on television later, this was one musiea project which paid its way. On the first night, which ended with the "Eroica Symphony," Haitink received a standing ovation amid scenes of enthusiasm seldom exceeded since the Royal Festival Hall opened in 1951. The critics gave the concert rapturous reviews. The 45-year-old Dutchman, who spends most of his time with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, conducted all nine of Beethoven's symphonies in cycle for the ^irst time in his career. He explained he has never done it be- ore because he loved Beethoven so much and was slightly scared. FIRST EDITION A few days before coming to London for the Beethoven series, Haitink visited Vienna and spent an hour poring over he first edition of the 'Eroica," with Beethoven's own annotations. "It was a sort of holy moment," he confessed. "I am the type of conductor who always has to relearn the score, so these last weeks I was terribly involved with all nine of the symphonies. "I have never previously done a Beethoven cycle. There s a tremendous difference between doing one or two Beet'-i- ven symphonies in a season and doing them all together in a package. You see them in a different light." The big, enthusiastic audiences for Haitink's Beethoven :ycle made a sharp contrast to :he scenes at some other recent concerts at the Royal Fesival Hall. Two successive nights were given over to the centenary celebrations of Gustav Hoist, who r a n k s as one of Britain's most important composers. The rarely performed "Choral Symphony" was given by the London Philharmonic and the "Hymn of Jesus" by the BBC Symphony. Almost half the seats were empty each night. Even the Royal Philharmonic couldn't fill the hall when Frenchman Jean Martinon conducted and Canadian Ronald Turini played the Tchaikovsky '° Flat Minor Piano Con- Receives Award Marine Cpl. John R. Coffelt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roberl M. Coffelt of Gentry, was awarded a Meritorious M a s I while serving with FMFLant, at Marine Corps Air Station here. A Meritorious Mast is a personal commendation from his commanding officer. He is a 1971 graduate of f'ay- etteville High School. 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