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SECTION D FAYETTEV1UJ, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1974 Peel Packs A Tourist Punch The Vo/ues Of Junior Athletics In watching some youngsters Umbering up the old soupbone the other d a y , I was reminded that there was a time when I held serious reservatons about organized junior sports' programs- Little League stuff seemed to me to be more for the benefit of the grownups than the players. And emphasis on winning (rather than merely surviving, which was the object in the old days) struck me as more closely related to parental pride than juvenile satisfaction. I'm not nearly as certain about such opposing values anymore. In reminiscing, while driving past Dr. Joe Hall's ; clinic the other day, I couldn't think of a single member of the old City Park Pork Chops who could safely be said to have profited more from sandlot experiences t h a n if they'd · had the advantages of an organized league to play in. ;. Of the members of the Chops, ·; whose whereabouts I am still !· aware, only ,two can break 100 ·'. on the golf course; and five · out of six have high blood hard the northwest corner of Marion County is the tiny community of Pell -- so small that locals boast it's the only city in the U.S. without a street light. Downtown Peel (population 40) consists of a post office. a service station and a general store, and, if you blink while driving by, you'll miss even that. Peel is hidden so well from the mainstream of activity in Vurth Central Arkansas that you have to be going there to stumble across Hi. However, despite its rural Isolation and diminutive size, Pell is a popular place, little country village is This presently packing a big tourist wallop all because of its recreation area that is located in the heart of the fishing waters of Bull Shoals Lake. It is estimated that 99 per cent of the tourists who come to Peel are from an 800 mile radius and are drawn there by word-of-mouth advertising. The area's six resorts all lean to low key commercialism and stress relaxation, recreation and fishing in contrast to the bright lights and night life of a swinging resort city. There's plenty to do in Peel, but you have to slow down and get used to the quiet to find it. For most visitors, this is what they come for -- a place that offers simple and unhurried vacationing amidst fresh air. water and mountains and disturbed only by the tranquilizing sounds of the outdoors. ON PENINSULA Peel is actually a peninsula is the main Peel, which is then of land that juts out of the south bank of Bull Shoals Lake just one mile across the water from the Missouri border. Arkansas Hwy. 14 route to eight miles north of 14 on Arkansas Hwy. 125. The area is mountainous country, and the drive down to the valley recreation area is scenic at any time of the year. The history of Peel is a colorful story and is one local residents gladly relate it you stop in at the post office or general store to chat for a while. In the early 1800s, long before man-made the area Bull was Shoals' time, inhabited by Cherokee Indians who operated a trading post on what was then the right bank of the White River. The Indians bartered with the first white settlers there and often played a gambling game chuckalude. with them A large called burial ground was near the Indian en campment, and long-time resi dents of Peel recall that when the river flooded in the early 1900s, bones would wash out of the ground. Today Indian relics and arrowheads are still frequently found in the area. TOWN FORMED As more settlers came to live along the river near the Indian trading post, a small community formed and was appropriately named Need More, the forerunner of Peel. According to historical accounts and handed-down tales, the most exciting day in Need More was Nov. 13, 133, when the Great Meteoric Display occurred. Literally thousands of meteor fragments hailed down upon the Need More area with an illumi- UA Will Operate Graduate Center At Athens, Greece (And most of 'ctn much.) I can't say rigors of our unor- . pressure. " drink too · that the ganized ball games are a direct '; cause of middle aged break- · down, but the values involved ' ARE undergoing a change. ; I was reminded of the Pork .' Chops in driving down Trenton ; Boulevard the other day, not because of physical Infirmity ', and ils relationship to Dr. ; Hall's clinic, but rather because ' Dr. Hall's clinic happens to be ; located directly on top of where · home plate used to be. The University of Arkansas College of Education will open a Residence Graduate Center in Athens, Greece, this summer in cooperation with the United States Department of State, accordin gto Dr. Fred Vesco- lani. dean of the College. The Center will offer instruction toward a general master of education degree and is intended primarily for teachers who are working in American schools in Europe and the Mid-East, Dr. Vescolani said. Classes will be conducted only during the summers and an enrollment of between 50 ind 60 teachers is anticipated or the first session, which will be held between June 18 and July 19. A total of six semester lours of credit can be earned during the session. Director of the program will be Dr. David C. Smith, coordinator of the School Service The classes in Athens will be leld at the American Community School there. Room anc Mard will not be provider! al ; h e school. Smith said however, assistance will be provided in securing it shoult ieachers desire it. Further information on the program may be obtained by writing to Dr. David C. Smith. Graduate Education Building, UA, Fayetteville. ; IN THE GOOD old days, '- before the area around the City Park was filled in by houses, , : there was a pasture along Trenton from the Park tc * College Avenue. It was known ' as the Trent pasture, and fel: away sharply from a ridge : where the old Trent home was ; located to a long narrow shelf \ of land along the creek. It was ' on this shelf that the Pork ·, Chops played both football and '· baseball -- seasons that then as now tend to overlap on each Personnel area of Education, members for in the Other this summer's end. Truthfully. I suppose, c-aliber of the activity lower than for the -- . average junior baseball team. We had - no coach, no catcher's mitt, no catcher's mask, no bases (who ; needs bases, though, in a cow pasture?), and rarely more than one bat and one hall. In view of the fact that our dia- ; mond (which was considerably .; compressed at the sides due to - the terrain) ran along the ·'. creek, our one ball was also ; wet all the time. ' Sandlot, of course, is a ; misnomer. The Trent pasture . was a rocklot, accented with ; patches of -prickly pear. The I ground was uneven, with grass .; stubby enough to clean iron ; pipe for painting. The catcher played one or two hops back ." of home plate, and seldom ; stopped a foul ball. Lots of ; afternoons were devoted mostly ; to trying to relocate the bail - down at the edge of the creek. With the count holding at three College faculty session will be Dr. Robert L. Cornish, professor, and Dr. Sallylee Hines, professor, both of the UA College of Education, and Dr. Van Johnson, professor of education at Michigan State University. VARIED STUDENTS Smith said that he expected the Center to have students this summer from schools in Austria, Spain, Greece, Italy, Saudi Arabia. Israel, Jordan, Iran, Pakistan, and India. About 80 per cent of the students will be Americans, he estimated. American schools overseas serve children of State Depart- m e n t employes, American businessmen, children of persons from other countries who and two. Infielders played well back are stationed in ' the host countries, and even children rom the host countries, Smith said. Instruction is predominantly, but not entirely, carried on in the English language. The Graduate Center in Athens will be entirely self- supporting, Smith stressed. The students who attend will pay ·uition and, in addition, the University has received a grant from the Office of Overseas Schools of the Department of State. The Department of State provides some support for the American schools overseas (even though they are private and students pay tuition) to insure that children of Foreign Service personnel acquire an adequate education. Smith said. Air Rifle Tourney At Rogers ROGERS, Ark. (AP) -- Hob ert Montgomery, 15, of Enic Okla., took the lead at the en of the first day and tied a na tional junior record Saturday a the National Youth Air Pelle Championships. Montgomery shot 'a 373 out o a possible 400 over the 40-sho international course. He Is a former subjunior na tional champion and inte national subjunior champio with a .22-caliber rifle. He wa the international champion i 1973 and the national subjunio champ in 1972. P.J. Whitworth of Sharon Penn. had set the record. Janet Hays, 18, of Columbu Ga., was in second place Satu day with a 366. The top 20 finishers will con pete today in a final 40-shi round to determine the 10 ind viduals who wilt go to Phoeni Ariz., next month and try o for the U.S. World Shootin Team which will fire in th world championships in Sw: zerland in September. The cutoff score Saturda was 341. D e a n recognized Vescolani authority is on the '. also since none of the Chops -; ever learned to figure the wicrd : bounces of our infield. Still, it ' was hard to drive a grounder ; through Ihe infield, because of ;. the extremely close proximity ; of first and third bases. On the · other hand, it was an awfully I long way out to second base, which made stealing a rein ; lively easy mailer. ; Games were called for three - things. Rain didn't matter, hut darkness, fist fights and lost balls did. When you hit homer, you had to circle bases and then help hunt. the Honored For Service Drs. John Sugg, Harry Otwe and Ray Lingelbaugh of Fa eUeville, were among optometrists recently t h e honore ' BACK THEN AND for a good ; spell since, the Pork Chop era ;· seemed to me. a better bet for ~ lasting lessons of patriotism, · life and sportsmanship, etc., h c r o - · than 1 over-organized enclaves of ; supervision, as chiiracter- · izcd by Ihe Little league. Now I'm not so sure. None 1 of the Pork Chops, as best I ;. can recall, were particularly · good sportsmen in latter years. ; It isn't that Ihcy cheat at cards · or move their ball in the rough, ; but I've never seen any of them · give even a friend a good bet. / And while some of the Chops f. have managed a modicum of .; iuccess in the adult world (as ',, military men and leaders of ·; finance), none of them that I / ever heard about ever went on \ to achieve anything resembling .- success in an athletic endeavor. So while I remain a little cool to the general proposition ,· of over-achievement at the ·'. Junior age level, I am now of :· the thought that a little ;· coaching isn't necessarily a bad .; thing. overseas school program and has done extensive consulting 'or American schools overseas. The program the UA is taking up has been offered until now by George Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. RESIDENT CREDIT Smith said the credit earned at the Athens Center would be recognized as resident credit, the same as that earned at Fayctteville or University of A r k a n s a s at Little Rock or University of Arkansas at Mon- ticcllo campuses. He said he expected t h a t some of the teachers who begin t h e i r master's degree work at the Athens Center might want to come to Ihe Fayetteville campus during some of the ummers, since only six hours per summer will be offered in Athens, whereas, they could by the Arkansas Optomefr Association for 25 years servi 1 to their profession. A speci certificate was awarded to ea at the AOA annual conventi in Hot Springs. Getting A Bang Out Of The Business Members of the Fayetteville Police Department's pistol team blast away at targets on the police range as a. spotter, far right, checks their accuracy. The shooters are polishing their skills in readiness for a district pistol meet featuring top marksmen from area police depart- ments, sheriffs' offices and the Arkansas State Police. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Gardeners Bugged By Insects By LINDA DOBKIMS TIMES Staff Writer Now that the seeds are planted and something green is coming up, many of us beginning gardeners are wondering what to do about all ;hose bugs that are to be seen crawling on leaves -- and particularly about those that aren't .0 be seen. Actually some of the best advice available is also the most easily available. The Washington County Extension Service has pamphlets on care and nurture of your garden -- o n in fact, they have a pamphlet" natural and on almost every aspect of gardening. Which approach a 'gardener takes to insect and pest control in his plot depends a lot on his philosophy of or conventional. About the only procedure agreed upon by bolh groups may be picking plant by hand... true method for bug off tried and removing various pests. Organic gardeners are generally those who prefer to rely Farmers' Market To Open June 1 Just Off Square The opening of the Farmers' must be members of the Ex- Market has been scheduled for Saturday, June 1 in a parking lot at Church and Center Streets. Sponsored by the newly-formed R u r a l Mountain P r o d u c e r s Exchange, t h e market requires that persons 12 hours each summer He said it was anticipated, too. lhat m a n y would continue to work on t h e i r doctorates at Ihe UA after completion of the master's degree program. "The Athens Center would be a great deal for stateside Ieachers, loo," Smith said, "since it will allow them the opportunity to combine interesting travel with work toward a master's degree." Wins Wings Second Lieutenant Luke A. Coker, son of Mr. and Mrs, J. Frank Coker Jr., of Fayetteville, has been awarded silver wings upon graduation from the Air Force navigator training center at Mather AFB, Calif. He remain at Mather for duty with a unit of the Strategic Air Command. Real Black Snake Whip 1-CToy LnkfMil displays I h e It-Inch, ·M-pri»MMns snake he killed Thcndaj M Robert* Drive la FajctterUle. Laik- ford wa« inahle lo identify th« reptile, apparently a black snake. (TIMESphoto by Ray Gray) hange to sell their f r u i t s , vcge- ables and craft products. The market will open at ,m. anil continue until al ·ares are sold. The firs' market of the season is ex- ected to feature early vege ables such as onions, greens eas and beets, according to larcella Thompson, an Ex- hange member. She said t h a t since a wide 'aricty of produce is not ye' ivailahle. the Exchange wil vait until July to hold a gram p c n i n g celebration. The market is planned to be hck ach Saturday in the sami larking lot. which has beci ·cnled from Downtown Fayettc rtlle, Ltd. Persons wishing to sell u t u r e markets but no presently members .of th e x c h a n g e should contac Marcella Thompson at th' economic Opportunity Agcnc; 521-1394) for a mcmhershi; application form. FUNDING SOUGHT At a membership mcetin last week. the F,xchang decided to request continue unfling from the Economi Opportunity Agency for nes year. While it has not yet bee determined how much mone will be requested, the fuml roukl be used to hire member education specialist t c o o r d i n a t e information c cooperatives, to manage th Exchange, and to recruit ne members. Funds would also be used set up a revolving fund wit which to make bulk seed an fertilizer purchases and wil which to purchase fruit trc at a commercial rate. Member would then buy the items fro: Ihe Exchange at cost. A more defined f u n d i n g appl cation will he reviewed members at a called mcetin set for May 27. At this sessio f i n a l plans will be made fc the Market's opening. organic alerials; while the conven- onal gardeners use commer- al fertilizers and pesticides as ell as organic methods. MANY OPTIONS Even without the use of immercial pesticides, there re several options open to the rganie gardener. Among these re the use of botanical control ;ents -- those which are plant eriviUves. There are several these available at garden upply stores and each will erve to control at least one, nd often several species of esls. Organic gardeners make par- cular use of beneficial insects control Ihe nol-so-boneficial ics. Most people are f a m i l i a r ith the practice of bringing idybugs (or lady beetles) into garden, along with praying inntirts. For the beginning gar ener it is [erhaps easier lo iarn to recognize the beneficia nsccts that are already in your ardcn. Here again pamphlets om county extension offices re useful. Some of these helpful bugs o a good job and are certainly ess trouble t h a n chemical in ecticides. The lacewing. for ex- inplc. is a formidable foe ol phids. an enemy of almosi nything in your garden. O R G A N I C METHODS Organic gardeners in thii area and others have come u] vilh some less convcntiona vays to control insects. Among hese are number of "compan on planting" suggestions ... fo mple, planting tomatoe vith basil U deter the tomati lormvorm. Apparently there is little data o prove or disprove the com lanion planting theory. Bu some home gardeners think it' vorth a try. Meanwhile, for gardeners wh. lave no qualms about commer cially-prepared insecticides there are specific products fo ilmnst all gardening problems Dr. Teddy Morelock of the Un vcrsity agricultural extensio service recommends the use Kevin and Malathion -- two in seclicidcs that are readil available In t h i s area. Sevin generally effective agains many common pests -- with th exception of aphids. Aphids ar better controlled by Malathion SPECIAL PRODUCTS Other products on the marke may certainly do an effectu job'on specific plants, and thes products are listed in an extei sion service bulletin entitle "Vegetable I n s e c t Contr Recommendations for Horn Gardeners." It is now warm enough plant the crops that would ha erished in fronts several eeks ago. In fact, it is warm nough to plant almost anything i your garden....providnd i your garden....provided ere's enough space with ear- er crops of cool weather vege- bles. nation so bright the phenomena could be seen as far away as Memphis. St. Louis and Kansas City. As the shooting stars fell from the sky. the citizens of Need More were convinced the world was coming to an find and began fearfully praying for their salvation. For years afterward, the meteorites were a favorite topic of. conversation, and many believed the town had miraculously been spared. In the years of the Civil War, Need More was a rendezvous point for Confederate soldiers who bad a hiding place on Short Mountain, the prominent, high point of land that overlooks the valley area. After the war, more settlers came to Need More and the town's name was changed to Peel for pioneer Sam Peel, who built a post office and general store there. Peel was at one time a thriving community with two grist mills, a blacksmith shop, a cotton mill, two saloons and three general stores. Cedar trees in the area were harvested and turned into penny pencils, and numerous lead and zinc mines in the hills also brought prosperity. In 1951, mammoth Bull Shoals Dam was completed across the White River and much of the Peel v i c i n i t y w a s flooded b y resulting Bull Shoals Lake. TOURIST COMMUNITY.:; Today, Peel has switched from an agricultural to a tourist-oriented economy but the rustic atmosphere of the town has remained t h e same. The resorts in the Peel Recreation Area (Point 125 Resort. Hambone Ridge Resort. Triple K Rosort, Peel Resort. Link's Lodge and Coon Creek Lodge) for the most part offer economical, family-style lodgings with kitchen facilities. Motel units, cabins and mobile homes are located in shady spots, all conveniently close to the lake. The resorts remain open all year 'round because when the fishing slows up many sportsmen switch to hunting. The Corps of Engineers maintains ,1 110-acre campground at Peel located next to the water's edge. The campsites are equipped with concrete pads and picnic tables, and water, rest rooms and a sanitary dumn station for trailers are nearby. A restaurant is adjacent to the campground and is handy for those campers who are . tired of roughing it when it comes mealtime. A wide, concrete- bottomed swimming area a below the campground. The 125 Boat Dock is also beneath the campground and specializes in all types of fishing supplies, boat, motor and party barge rentals, and UA Foundation Gets $50,000 From Minnis Trust A $30,000 check was presented i the University of Arkansas oundation, Inc., recently by ic Jewell M i n n i s Trust of 3rinkley, making a total of 45,000 donated this spring to 1C Foundation by the Trust, was announced by Harvey IcGeorge of Pine Bluff, chair- nan of the Board of Directors f the Foundation. In addition, a gift of $50.000 ,'as presented lo the Foun- .ation by the Trust in October 973. making a total contri- ' "· the the guido services. Anglers fishing in the Peel area find they are in the prime waters of Bull Shoals Lake. Black bass and smallmouth bass are especially prevalent there, along with crappie, channel cat, bream and walleye. Rainbow trout, hitting at their best from around the first of April to June 15, like the cold waters in the deep sections of the lake. There is no closed fishing season on Bull Shoals, and even spear fishing is permitted for skin divers who go after scaled rough fish. With almost 1,000 miles at shoreline. Bull Shoals has plenty of room for skiers and pleasure boaters, too. The lake las hundreds of arms and coves perfect for leisure cruising. A novel experience available to visitors across the to Peel lake ride ferry. wtion of $95.000 during urrent year. Since 1965. 'rust has provided a total of 313.692 to the Foundation. The Trust, which draws its unds from the earnings of a ice and soybean farm near toe, is used primarily for student scholarships and loans al he University. Over 1.000 rcshman scholarships, totaling more than $120,000. have been rovidccl by the Trust at the JA since the program's inception. In addition, several housand University students have received loans made available by money f r o m this 'und. STRONG ADVOCATE Miss Mullins, who died , May i. 1964. at the age of 62, always lad been a strong advocate of higher education. She had been a third-grade teacher in t h e Brinkley schools for 20 years. Jnder Ihe t e r m s of her will. :he yearly net income f r o m her 800-acre rice f a r m in Monroe County goes to the University' of Arkansas Foundation. Among her other benefactions were the support of a youth lo attend Princeton University, and providing for a Korean girl orphaned during that country's war. The young girl's support from Miss Minnis included her education. The estate's trustees are James B. Sharp, BSE '42. LLB '49, a Brinkley attorney; Lambert C. Dial Sr., president of Dial Wholesale Grocer Company, also of Brinkley and Lehman C. Fowler. BSA '43, formerly of Brinkley in _Monroe County and Tex., where Highway 125 extends to the tip of the Peel peninsula, and vehicles are then transported across the water to Missouri by a free- state-operated ferry. The ferry, Lady Marion, is powered bv a small lug boat named Little Joe and crosses the lake each half hour. Lady Marion's predecessor was the old wooden Brown Ferry that began operations at Peel in the late 1800'.? and charged 50 cents to h a u l a team of mules and a wa°on across the White River. Modern Woodmen Plan Hunter Safety Course In cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the National R i f l e Association, a Woodmen of the World h u n t e r safety course will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. May 21 and 28. The course, to be sponsored by the Woodmen Unit 12. will he open to anyone desirous of obtaining a certificate of competency in hunter safety. Student Certification will hs bnscd on knowledge and understanding of Ihe following: History of firearms, safety rules, proper gun handling, nomenclature of arms and ammunition, proper shooting procedures and hunter responsibility and Arkansas laws pertaining to Ihe sports of hunting and fishing. For more registration information call A. W. "Mac" McCandless. at 521-3089. now of Dalhart. he is director of Western operations of Winrock Farms. Promoted J. H. McCoy of Fayeltevill* was among the 90 initiates into the Iowa chapter of Sigma Xi, n a t i o n a l science research honorary society at Iowa State University. He received a promoted membrship.

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