Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 17, 1974 · Page 8
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 17, 1974
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· · Nerthwnt Arkanwx TIMIS, Friday, May 17, 1974 F«vrrrtviLLi. ARKANSAS A Struggling Young Actress Barbara Allen says "The competition is incredible" in the struggle among young actresses for television and mn- vic roles. "The terrible thing about acting i.s t h a t there are set many of us," she says. She's shown in Israel on lo- cation for Ihe film "Hilly Two Hats," one of the two movies she's done. CAP \Vire- photn) Teachers Group Considers Membership Change A decision on membership status wJll Ix? m a d e by the Fayeltcvillc Education Association at n May 27 meeting. The question of r e m a i n i n g an all inclusive organization or changng to the Classroom Teachers Association designation was brought up at a meeting of t h e FEA's Representative Council Wednesday at Washington School library. T h e Council requested t h a t Bill Ilowell FEA president call the general meeting to determine "which classification of membership will remain eligible." The action came after the membership options w e r e explained by Hal Robbins, representative of the Arkansas Education Association of Little Rock, who was requested lo attend the meeting. The ali inclusive classification, which (he FEA has maintained s i n c e i t s organ- zalion 10 years ago, means that a 11 educators, classroom teachers a n tl JKlministrator-s, hold membership in the same body. Cautioning that the a d v a n - tages which accrue from Ihe present status should be given serious consideration, Hobbins explained the options include a county-wide organizalLon; an all-inclusive local unit which provides for sub-divsions and separate caucuses for administrators and classroom teachers, and a local organization with two nffilKiU-s, with teachers and a drn ini st ralors form ing sep arate groups. Robbins said t h a t all three are aproved by both the AEA and the N a t i o n a l Education Association, CHANGE RKQU1RKMENTS Robbins also informed the Council of approximately 30 members that the AEA limit; organizations to one change pei year, and that it takes the vote j of the entire membership to j reorganize. He also cautioned j that n change might affect rela- j .ionship.s with the School Board. ' At the present time the Board; lias recognized the FEA as t h e 1 spokesman for the teachers. Arrangements will be made .0 have AEA and NEA representatives present f o r the u p coming meeting. The council also asked t h a t Robbins seek a legal interpretation on School Board action Monday night which permitted teachers lo apply t h e three-day emergency leave to sick leave but denied an increase of .sick leave to eight days. Contracts cannot be changed w i t h o u t m u t u a l consent of the School Board and teacher. The question of when the change becomes effective was nol answered. Dr. Ben Winborn, assistant superintendent and a member of the Representative Council, said lie felt confident the change applies to n e x t year's contracts. The legal question identified by Robbins lies in the interpretation of the "year-to-year" contract or "continuing" contract, Robbins said he would seek the advice of the AEA's legal counsel for n decision. Questions also arose and some dissatisfaction was expressed on procedure involved in the salary schedule discussion w i t h school board members, KECOMMEXDATLOX The council's recommend- a t i o n to the board, after three member committee had failed to reach an agreement with school board representatives, was that "all available funds, after implementation of the tentative agreement on insurance and sick leave, he distributed on an equal perccn age to every position on th salary schedule with the on exception of freezing the bas salary at the 1973-74 level o The School Board voted a sa ary schedule which provides base salary increase of S275 ind a starting salary of $6.65 5 an increase of $70 insui ancc contribution. Dissatisfaction was ccntcre n t h e method of distributio o varous positions rather tha the amount committed whic was $160,000. The Council mad 10 recommendation on th ssuc. Contemporary Attitudes Are Opposed To Biblical Thought NEW YORK (AP -- Sizing up the impact of popular contemporary attitudes on religion, a Lutheran theologian says they have "endangered three species of Biblical t h o u g h t . " including belief in the permanent significance of world history itself. In the present s w i n g of modern consciousness toward personal "inwardness." the Rev. Dr. Lee Snook says there is tendency to hold that "real life is somewhere else." rather t h a n finding meaning in the struggles of'ihis world toward a promised f u l f i l l m e n t . The other two "endangered species" of Biblical ideology, as enumerated by Dr. Snook of L u t h e r a n Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., are: -That pcc-ph? are personally responsible for their acts, a Biblical concept being eroded] by behavioral psychology with its views that individuals, rather t h a n making their own decisions, are dominated by conditioning. -- That the universe derives from God. a conviction bein; undermined by modern non- theistic theories of the universe which regard its resources as valuable only as they are useful to society, "It's that kind of view that is killing us. that is choking us with our.own waste." he said in a recent lecture series. "The Biblical view of creation and consummation inspires a more responsible stewardship of the world and its resources." He uid behavioral psychology has some valid insights, but its views denying t h a t people arc accountable for t h e i r choices in managing the w o r l d run counter to the Biblic al "covenant" between God anc human beings. "The language of the cov cnant is inconvenient for those who want to control society,' he sairi. "People of the covenant don't fit because they are committed to a promise," As for the current discrediting of the meaning of history itself, Dr. Snook said this is typified by a modern attitude expressed in the popular, fable style book. "Jonathan Liv ingston Seagull." It t "is a call to believe ir one's own inwardness." he said. "It suggests that you re lease yourself from the contin gencies of time and space,' that "history is useless," thai 'your f u t u r e is on the other side of humanity." In contrast, he said, "the Bib lical motif holds that salvation comes through suffering with others in this world." Chicken Coop Fire SPRIXGDALE -- The r a f t e r s and ceiling on a chicken eoop on Wagon Wheel Road caught fire Wednesday afternoon. None of the 12,500 chicks in the coop ivere injured. Fire Chief Mickey Jackson said the coop, owned bv Steve Combs, caught fire after the furnace's shut-off valve blew ofi and let gas escape. The gas ignited and burnec Ihe ceiling rafters. Jackson saic the fire was confined to the center part of the coop and the 'eed bin. ffiiiiiMMiiiiiiiiuTM^^ HELEN HELP US By HELEN AND SUE BOTTEL Father Is 'Mr. Good' To All But His Kids proud mother of ear Helen: I am the rcc beautiful and fantastically onderful children, ages 13, 11 nd 7. They have a bright and very ble father (we're divorced) ·ho is an active scoulmaster. ittlc Leaguer, Midget Football oach, churchgoer. The only roblem is, he forgets lo in- lude his own children, and Iways has! To socity, he is n exceptional man, while his wn children suffer. Some examples: His young son broke an ankle VCT a week ago. Father has ever made one call, much less visit. Meanwhile, one of his .ittle Leaguers with a broken eg is showered with gifts and ·isits from this "perfect man." 'hcsc two boys are good ricnds. Imagine how it seems o rny son when the other boy ells about the kindnesses his alhcr has never offered him. How do you mend a broken icart when your daughter hears icr father tell another little girl how cute she is, while he ·efuses to let his own daughter it on his lap? I've learned lo fish, camp play ball, build tree houses make doll clothes, as well as nurse our children through llnesscs. while their father rides on a glory of Mr. Good. The Bible teaches forgive less. But ho\v can I teach the children to forgive a man who lurls them Mother )ear Mother: Why not instead teach children to accept w h a t .their lives with resentment--as you apparcnly do? Jf they can't have a regular father, the next best thing is to learn they can function very well wihout him.--H. P.S. On the otherhand. are you quite sure part of the roblem doesn't lie with you? lead on:-- so? -- Desperate your lhe.\ change, and slop filling Dear Helen: 1 know how "Turned O f f " 'eeis, for I too can't stand rny msband's smoke: the stale .obacco air everywhere, burn tojes, my children's i n h a l i n g all this harmful smoke, not to mention what it does to me. My husband was warned by the doctor that he must give up cigarettes, hut he uses everything that displeases or upsets him as an excuse to iighl up. I wish I could he so luck as to have separate bedrooms It's hard to feel love for some one Who cares so little aboul others.--Breathless Instant Talks INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- In slant communications will hi available between t h e I n dianapolis Motor Speedway hos pilat and Ihe downtown Mclhod ist Hospital emergency room through a two-way voice-graph ics system installed this week. Personnel at the Sneedwaj can transmit, written i n f o r m , (ion concerning a patient's con dition and any treatment h has received directly to Meth odist. Methodist also can t r a n s m i information to the track hispi lal. Narcoleplic Dog Aids In Research Merit Finalist Dwight Bayley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bayley, has received scholarships f r o m Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., U n i - versity of Houston, Texas Christian University and Drury College, SpringfeHd, Mo. A member of the senior class at Fayefleville High School, Dwight is a National Merit finalist and was state debate champion for two consecutive years. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Forensic League and plans to major in psychology. New Owners JOHNSTOWN. Pa. (AP) -The financially troubled John stnwn Jets of the North Amer can Hockey League have ncv owners. A group of 35 stockliiklc-r purchased the Johnstown Hock ey Co.. which had 19 stock holders. Sources said the trans fer was made to keep the finan dally ailing franchise in tin city. No details were released. STANFORD, Calif (AP) -- | :csearchcrs say an eight-pound xxxlle who collapses hundreds f limes a day has given them cw hope o( finding a cure for umans afflicted with a rare leeping disease. The two-year-old silver-gray xwdle named Monique suffers rom narcolepsy-cataplexy, a disorder that affects about 150,DM persons in the United States, said Dr. Merrill Miller, research associate at the Slan- ord Medical Center Sleep Disorder Laboratory. Symptoms of the disease include an irresistible urge to fall asleep and a slate of waking laralysis brought on by ex- :ilement, Dr. Miller said in an nterview Thursday. In humans, the unpredictabil- ty of the disease makes simple activities like driving a car dangerous. Attacks frequently occur during periods of sexual arousal, he said. The cause of the disease is unknown and no cure exists, he added. "Monique is very likely to collapse when she's eating something she especially likes, or when she smells a new flower outside. · or romps around." Miller said. He said the dog has hundreds of such attacks a ' day, each lasting from a few seconds to a minute or two. During the attacks. Monique is totally paraly/ed but wide awake, able to breathe and sustain a heartbeat, Miller said "After the attack subsides, she scampers about normally again." Miller said. Miller said Monique is the only narcoleptic dog available to researchers for study, and one of only f o u r documented cases of such dogs in the country. He said researchers at the laboratory plan to breed Monique with tier normal borlher to produce a line of offspring, many ol which may have narcolepsy. "We hope to discover exactly where in the brain the disfunc- tion occurs that causes narcolepsy. This could be the first step toward developing a. cure." Experience In Management and Personnel VOTE Democratic Primary MAY 28 'GUS' 05TMEYER COUNTY JUDGE MANY THINGS NEED TO BE DONE PROPERLY, FOR INSTANCE: A complete inventory of all county property (in- culrling serial numbers), which shall be maintained at all times and include a current stains indicator of all heavy duty equipment and rolling stock... Pol. Ad Paid For By Gus Ostmcycr W.ish. County Wins Award Bill Putman, son of William B. Pulman and Mrs. Barhara P u l i n a n , is t h e recipient of debate scholarships f r o m Bnwarrl Community College, Forl Laudcnlalc, Fla-, Southwest Missouri Stale University Drur.v College, Northeastern Slate College and Texas Christian University. T h e Fayelteville High School grarl- linling senior served as president of the National Forensic League, (NFt,) and won the NFL, district dclinle championship and qualified for national competition in 1973 and has earned other lop aivards in tournaments. UA Apointees (CO.NTIXUED FROM PAGE · scope to have a well trained person in Agriculture serving as a Trustee. But .Mr. Bumpers thought differently - When Mr. R.E.L. Wilson went off the Board he was replaced with another Businessman in spite o: the fact that efforts were made to get him to .select a w e l l trained man in Agriculture. The College of Enginering does outstanding work and is about the only Engineering school in the State - Woult there be any reason why ar Engineer should not be on the Board Mr. Bumpers? There are several area: which are a part of the Univer sity and they have well quali fied men working in these field- and they could make contrihu 'lions to the Board. With 10 members on thi Board each College could be re presented and Mr. Bumpers could still have a majority will his lawyers, b u s i n e s s a n c Medical Drs. He has had ·, chances to broaden the Boarr but so far has refused. If Mr. Bumpers went tu Washington as Senator all we could expect would be for him LITTLE POLITICS with the few - He would not serve Ark. with interest for all. (Name Withheld By Request) Fayefteville MYDOPffiPIE KEUS ED NEW WHfiTSUS? Wl-PBSPIRANT FORPEOPIfUKEUS. ATAT1ME LIKE THIS NEEDWUASK?

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