Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 24, 1974 · Page 7
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

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Friday, May 24, 1974
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Northwest Arkaiwn TIMES, Friday, May 24, 1974 I, AUKAHMS Jazz Bandleader, Composer Dies At Age 75 NEW YORK (AP) -- JnzzjptaliKcd for several months lor pneumonia. He was 75. lal spokesman. , Ellington, who had been hos- Ellington had been unable to DUKE ELLINGTON ... a 1969 picture Congressional Delegation Plans Weekend In Slate WASHINGTON (AP) - All memtwrs of the Arkansas Corv gressiona! Delegation will he in Hie state for the Memorial Day weekend. Rep. Bill Alexander of Osceola will address commencement exerdscs tonight al Les Academy at Marianmi. He will be at Mountain Home Sim- day and at Osceola Monday. Rep. Ray H. Thornton of Sheridan said he will lie at hi? home town Saturday and go to Fayctteville Sunday and Mon day to visil his daughter. Rep. John Paul Ham merschmit of Harrison said he \voukl attend a Memorial Da event at Little Rock Monday. A spokesman for Rep. Wilbu Mills said he did not know wlia the congress-man planned to during the holiday. Sen. John L. McClellan wi do some fishing, according t his office. Sen. J. W. Fiilbrigh will be campaigning for rc-elec lion. Taped Jaws Help Her Lose Weight NOTTINGHAM, England AP) -- "I'll never eat bread nul potatoes agiiin in my life." So vowed Shirley Turner, the irilish housewife who had her aws cemented together for .six months to lose \vciyhl. It worked, Mrs. Turner lost .01 pounds, dropping from 247 lounfls to 146. She survived the drastic diet by sipping liquid *oods. Mrs, Turner. 36, had her jaws mcemcnlcd after they began to ache. "The pain was red hot, my 'ace fell swollen. I couldn't sleep," she .said. Her duelers smd they thought she had liac enough of the ordeal. "I feel beautiful. I'll nevei slip back to being fat, 11 she said. "I'm glad I did it, but I wouldn't recommend it to any one else " celebrations for his 75th| birthday in New York lust! month. The celebration broufilil together 35 jayx groups and soloists in a tribute to ttie jazz master. In February, Ellington h.'id returned to Washington, where he grew up, and performed for several hundred inner city school .children and Julie Nixon Eisenhower. The President's daughter hailed Ellington as "one of my heroes" and brought a letter from her father addressed to "his excellency (he Duke of Ellington." The letter from President Nixon proclaimed t h a t "there'll never be another you,'' Born Edward Kennedy Ellington, the "Duke" was known the world over and was the first ja//, musician to receive the French Legion of Honor, an award he was presented in July of 1973. ONLY ENJOY Asked how many countries had given him awards, he re plied: 1 I never count awards I only enjoy. I don't even count the burs when 1 write, do J? Oh, J guess I have to." Ellington, a tall, urbane, bag gy-eyed piano player, wrote more than- 1,000 compositions Among them are some Hint al most everybody can hum--"In My Solitude," "I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart," "Don't Ge Around Much Any More," anci dozens more. In later years he poured ou 1 a prodigious stream of longei orchestral pieces, tone poems sacred works, choral pieces movie, television and ballc cores and even an opera wo. He composed in taxicabs, in estnurants. on btiscs, and ofte vorkcd until dawn after play ng night club dates on his nev ·r-ending lours of the world. "I'm in contact every nigh vilh people--live people, lister VA Holds Orientation For County Service Officers An orientation course lor, county service officers of Missouri and Arkansas was held this week at the Veterans Administration hospital in Fay- eUeville. The service officers from areas in Missouri and Arkansas served by the hospital assist veterans in filing claims, edu- Grnndpa Sinatra KOS ANGELES (AP) Frank Sinatra is a grandfather The singer's daughter. Nan cy. gave birth Wednesday to i baby girl. It was (he first chile for Nancy and her husband Hugh Lambert, a television di rector. ing to my music," he said i he seventh decade of his lift 'What reason would I have t ·etire from the road?" President Nixon invited hi o the White House on his 701 Birthday and gave him the na Wins Award Kerry Lynn George, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jadnes George, plans to major in special education at the University of Arkansas under a scholarship from Kappa Kappa lo- ta-Si em a Conclave. A senior al Fayelleville High School Kerry has been active in Student Action for Education, the Astra Club and the National Honor Society. ion's highest civilian honoi he Medal of Freedom. ON POSTAGE STAMP The Republic of Togo in Africa put his picture on a postage stamp in a 1967 series vhich also featured Bach, 3ecthoven and Debussy. Avant-garde composer Gun- her SchuUer has called Elling- .oi) "certainly the greatest American composer." Arturo Toseanini commissioned Ellington to write piece for Ins NBC Symphony, and other symphony orchestras around the world have played Ellington's music. So has almost every dance hand. In 19S5, when he was 66, a Pulitzer Prize jury recommend cd him for a special award, hul the advisory board rejected it. "Fate is being kind to me," Ellington said. "Fate doesn't want me to be famous too you rig " Wildcat Strike Ends At Firestone Plant MEMPHIS, Tenn (AP) Firestone Tire Rubber Co resumed production at its plant ierc Thursday afternoon when tOO tire assemblers ended a ,wo week wildcat strike. The strike, listed as unauthorized by the United Rubber Workers Union, virtually idled j the plant, where I,BOO persons arc employed. The walkout began, union officials said, after 52 employes were suspended May 9 for two weeks because of a work stoppage involving a dispute over piecework rates for production of tractor tires. The union had been unsuccessful in attempts to get the tire assemblers to return to their jobs prior to the end of the .suspensions for the 52 men. "The company is prepared, if requested by the unions, to resume talking about this at the point where the walkout occurred, 1 ' a Firestone spokesman said. The company declined comment on whether any dts ciplinary action was being con Dramatization Of Transcripts Set In Boston BOSTON (AP) -- "If you liked the book, you'll love the lovie." So say two Boston men who are preparing a videotaped dra matization of the edited White House transcripts of Watergate conversations. Webster Lithgow and Thomas McCann of The Transcripts Film Co. say they will offer the 40-hour dramatization, using professional actors to portray the roles of the President and his aides, to the television networks or for syndication to independent TV stations. Expletives deleted in the printed version of the transcripts will bo represented by "bleeps" in the spoken conversation, and inaudible or unintelligible references will be t r e a t e d with appropriate sounds. Lithgow said. "Great pains arc being taken to represent the events with objectivity and fairness," he added. ation and training and medical ind hospital care. The purpose of the workshop was to explain the recent laws passed by Congress concerning . _ veteran benefits and to provide shortly after an open forum to resolve prob- em areas. Chief of voluntary services, Jeroge J. Ernst presided with resentations, made by Dr. V. J. Soukup, chief of staff, in the absence of administrator. Fred Hendricks. Also making pre sentations were Dr. A. C. Gannon, chief of out patient s e r v i c e . D r . T h o m a s Miller, chief of medical service; Dr. William J. Kink, chief of surgical service; Mrs. Patricia W. Irby, chief of nursing ser vice; and A. B. Hutton, chief o f medical administration service. Eighteen counties of the two Theft Reported 1 S P R I N G D A L E -- Linda Meuser, 501 Crestwood St., Meuser 501 Crestwood St., reported Thursday her purse was stolen from her car some time during the first week of May. Miss Meuser told police she did not report the theft until she discovered blank checks in the purse were being cashed in the ·ea. Miss Meuser said one check for J50 was cashed in Rogers purse was Car SPRINGDALE -- Mr». Chlo» Howcll. 1507 Camino Real, told police Thursday that J275 worth of clothing and an air rifle were stolen from her car which wai parked on the Springdale Memorial Hospital parking lot. Th« theft occurred either Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Mrs. Howell said. Police said entry was gained by breaking states were represented an attendance were Tom also Miller director of the Arkansas VA Service Office and Donald M. Lorry and Wyley Murray national field representatives o the American Legion. The oreintation is expected to become an annual event. WATCHWORD is FAUBUS TONIGHT ORVAL FAUBUS DISCUSSES "Political Roads, Cronies, and Midnight Pay Raises." CHANNEL 5-FT. SMITH 8:30 P.M. Pol. Ad Paid for by Washington County Citizens for Faubus, D. M. Patton, Chairman. Dog Bites Costly CHICAGO (AP) -- Dog bites are costing taxpayers ns much as $400,000 a year, an urban Geologist says, Alan M. Reck, chairman of tile Urban Ecology department at Washington University in St. Louis and author of a study entitled, "Ecology of Straj Dogs," estimates at least 10,000 persons are bitten each year by dogs. He says government in vestigation of such cases costs between 540 and $70 each. He spoke here recently at the National Conference on the Ecology of Surplus Dogs and Cats. sidered against the assemblers. A spokesman said the strike caused a production loss of about 23,000 tires per day. TERMITES? CALL ADMIRAL PEST CONTROL Roaches, Ants, Spiders, etc. COMMERCIAL S RESIDENTIAL. 442-7298 FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN AND FAYETTEVILLE SAVINGS AND LOAN WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 27th MEMORIAL DAY. OPEN TUESDAY, MAY 28th AT REGULAR HOURS Dale Bumpers will work for you in Washington as he has in the office of the Governor. Dale Bumpers has been one of the hardest working and most effective Governors in the history of Arkansas. His ability to bring opposing factions together in a spirit of cooperation and to provide able direction in government has made hrs administration one of impressive achievement Among his many accomplishments for Arkansas; ·Annual per capita income climbed 18 percent during his first term of office to $3365. ·283 new plants opened during both terms, even while he has guarded against industry that would pollute our air and water. ·Broadbased tax reform Initiated to distribute Hie tax load on a more equitable basis and generate funds for education and hearth improvements. ·Favorable action provided for Arkansas farmers In the removal of sales tax on feed and fertilizer. ·Establishment of a state aid rural road program to provide for improvement and hard surfacing of rural roads. ·$18 million appropriation for the expansion of the Medical School ·Establishment of a pHot regional health center. ·Incentives for medical students to practice in rural areas. ·Free public kindergartens and free textbooks provided for high school students. ·Teachers salaries increased by approximately $2000. ·Jail and penitentiary reform which improved prison conditions, tripled crop proJMBon values and reduced the escape rate from an annual average of 300 to only 22 atUwnpfc in 1973. · Upgrading salaries and train! ng f or law enforcement officers. ·Undercover narcotics squad established. ·Addition of 15 state parks to almost double the acreage in park land, · Reorganization of state government and resulting savings and efficiency. If you feel that it is time we had the benefit of an able leader in Washington, who understands your prob- lerm and works to provioesdutrons, then kc* at Dele Burnpen'M^ United States Senator. He will work for you in Washington too. H* wW Man... to the people of Arkansas. P»d to by B«jim»r»fc«s«,i FOR TOUR US. SENATOR r DALE BUMPERS Joe Purcell is running for Lieutenant Governor. He couldn't have picked a belter time. With all the negative publicity government leaders have been getting, ifs nice to know there's someone you can believe in. Joe Purcell is that man. His record of honesty, efficiency and achievement in state government is outstanding. Isn't that the kind of man we need to represent us? Elect Joe Purcell your Lieutenant Governor. May 28. Political ad po'd for by Jce McCorty and Jim Horns, Co-Chotmen. For Lieutenant Governor

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