Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 31, 1974 · Page 19
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May 31, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 19

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Mortitwwl Arkomrn T1MB, Mdoy, May »1, W4 PAVITTKVII.LI, AKKANCAt) Athletic Building Underway At DA; New Tracks Planned Construction around Razorback Stadium is one of several project! underway at the University of Arkansas, which marked the retirement of 14- year president Dr. David Mullins In March. 1974. Dr. Charles Oxford Is Interim prnident while a committee is screening applicants for the job. Dr. Mullins will continue with the University part-time for three more yean » professor of educational administration. A new athletic administration building know as the North End facility is going up in the parking lot area to the north of the football stadium. Bren nan-Boyd Construction Company of Fayetteville is contractor on the project, having submitted a tow bid of *2.« million. The three-story structure will house athletic administration offices, ticket office, offices and conference rooms tor football coaches, dressing and training rooms, and a 40 by 50-yard indoor workout area which extends to the stadium playing surface. At the other end of Razorback Stadium, a new track and baseball complex is under construction. It will be named for George R. Cole, athletic director emeritus, who has been associated with UA sports since a managing partner of the Elms Company of Althelmer The occupant of the chair wil conduct research in weed science. Other recent gifts include an unusual annuity plan set up by the First National Bank of Fay etteville. through which the University will receive about $40.000 in 14 years. 1924. BASEBALL FIELD The baseball field wilt have an Astroturf surface and the nine-lane track will have a tartan surface. Also under construction is the $1.4 million addition to Waterman Hall, the law school building. NEW ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION BUILDING .. .under construction adjacent to Razorback Stadium Electric Car LINCOLN. Neb. (AP) -- For $700 Dr. Robert W. Kleis of Lin coin converted a 1968 sports car into a vehicle that runs on electricity. Kleis, associate director of the University of Nebraska agricultural experiment station, The highlight of the past year -- especially for students -was the completion and opening of the new Arkansas Union at a cost of $8.5 million. A plaza between the Union and the University Library ii now under construction. ; ! Coming up in the immediate future is construction of a new business a d m i n i s t r a t i o n building, an addition to the Fine Arts Center, and the first phase of a new plant sciences building. The University is currently involved In a long-range multimillion dollar Development Program and is accepting numerous gifts as part of that ' program. Outstanding Year Noted By Local Company In 1973, The Standard Refb- ter Company recorded ah oat- standing year in net sales an net income, and the Impetus carried into the first quarter of 1974 when impressive g a i n were registered. In commentin on this performance,' D. · r Whitehead, president of me nal ional business forms company sounded a note of caution. "We cannot ignore," he said 'the seriousness of the curren paper shortage on our presen and future operations. Industry experts see no immediate relie and they indicate that it ca get worse and last well in 1980 Accompanying the shortage is rise in prices that we mus pass on to our "customers a fairly and equitably as possible Viewing the future, Whitehea added that while inflation national and world events, de control of prices and wages anc other factors will have their ef feet on company operations, h anticipates ttiat 1974 will be good year as long as th country's economy remain strong and healthy. Speaking on the local leve Kent McVey, Manager of th company's Fayetteville Plan commented that this facUil turned in a very good year i terms of productivity and pr fitability for the company. H also stressed the fact that th paper shortage was and is critical problem here as els where and that all eoncerm must be aware of the effec said records show electricity used to recharge the vehicle's batteries cost less than 1\4 centi to operate the car. for a mile. gifts Is $250,000 Most recent of these the establishment of a endowed professorship in the Division of Agriculture. The gift, from the Ben J. Altheimer Foundation, will be named in honor of Richard S. Barnett Jr.. OVER 33,000,000*00 AND STILL GROWING City s Parks Ready For Use Cooperation has been the key i the tremendous success of ayelteville's park system the year, Dr. Rodney Ryan, tiairman of the city's parks nd recreation advisory board, ays. That cooperation between cHy officials, school administrators. ndustries, civic groups and the itizens of FayetteviUe hai e s u 11 e d in multi-thousand o 11 ar park development projects which, according to ity Manager Don Grimes, ompare favorably with any in he nation. There will be 13 parks located throughout the dty for UN thli ummtr including the M« aore L a k I FayetteVUle park and tren new neighborhood park*. Plans for theae proJecU were made years ago by the Parks and Recreation Board, which consists of Ryan, Mrs. Barbara iroyles, George Holland, Jerry Marshall, Ban Wtoborn. Romey rhomason. David Lashley and Mrs. Elizabeth Reagan. Only in the last year have unds been made available for park development. Members o he board had become ac customed to failure in acquiring ·unds for Lake FayetteviUe after, in early 1973. Presiden Nixon impounded federal fund which were to go toward the park development. But the picture rapidly changed when Levi Straus^ pledged $30.000 to be matched ay the city by last December. FUND RAISING The advisory board member went to work as fund raisers speaking at various ciyi businesses and even deslgnin posters to promote the L a k FayetteviUe project. With funds the city had o hand to math the federal fund which never came through, anc the support of business an area residents, the $139.00 project is now under con structiori. Lake FayetteviUe, the secon largest city park in the state will offer picnic tables, fishipi sailing, a nature center, tnlrin rcraft area and a naturej study area. A community cooperative Ifort is clearly evident in the evelopment of Lake Fayette- ille, with the Springdale and a y e t t e v i l l e schools con- Iructing a nature center wilding and area Boy Scouts blazing nature trails and con- tructing bridges. Dirtwork for construction is being done by the cities of Springdale and ·ayetteville. W a s h i n g t o n Bounty and West Campus. CITIES COOPERATE Cooperation between the city nd schools has resulted in the evelopment of seven neighborhood park i financed with 234.000 irom the Bureau ol Outdoor Recreation (BOR) and matching funda from the city and schools. Construction it the neighborhood park», which include! six p a v i l i o n s , baseball diamonds, parking lota, pknU table* and playground equipment, started in December and ii largely completed. Construction at the .VtWfan* Ad ministration and Happy Hollow school is still underway. Parks included in the BOR project are: Jefferson Park Butterfield P a r k , Asbell Park, Hoot Park. Bates Park lappy Hollow Park and t h i Veterans Administration (Syca more Park). Other park improvements in the city include a new Babe Ruth baseball diamond at In dustrial Park which came abou through the combined efforts o persons involved in the Babe Ruth program and the city. Employes of the local Lev Strauss plant also raised $20 for improvements and a hare surfaced game area at Great house Park (formerly Obenna Park). PARK LOCATIONS The 13 city parks, thei location and equipment at til locations are: Lake Fayettevil' Park. Hwy. 71 North at Lake view Road; (construction i progress) -- picnic table fishing, sailing, nature cente hiking trails, ball diamond model aircraft area and re rooms. A tSvcanwwe) P a r 1 vcamore Street west of CoUege venue - (Construction to rogress). pavilion, p i c n i c ables. nature trails and rest rooms. Wilson Park, b e t w e e n rospect and Louise Street!_on Wilson Avenue - lighted ball iamond. picnic tables, temii ourts. city swimming pool, layground equipment and rest ooms. Greathouse Park, behind Levi trauss on Stirman Avenue/-l a y g r o u n d eqipment. Mil iamond, and picnic tables. " Industrail Park, 2400 Armtrong Avenue -- lighted ball iamond. Hotz Park, Palmer Avenue at Hotx Drive - pUy equipment. Walker .Park, Sooth College Avenue it Fifteen* Street pavilion, playground equipment Atf rat rooms. Bate* Park, (01 Buchanan Avenue -- pavilion, playground equipment, picnic tables and arking areas. . · J«ffenon Park. «» S. College. ve. -- pavilion, playground equipment, picnic tables. ,. Butterfield Park. 3050 Old Missouri Road - pavilion, ball diamond, picnic tables and Jlayground equipment. Happy Hollow Park, 308 Ray Street -- pavilion, playground equipment and picnic tables. Asbell Park. 1500 Sang Ave; -- lighted ball diamond, concession stand, restrooms 'and parking lots. Root Park. 1529 Mission Boulevard -- pavilion, ball diamond, picnic table* and playground equipment. Progress ^ (CONTINUED mOM PXOl IB) department instituted some changes in patrol areas within the city. The new toning changes more equally divide the city so patrolmen can respond to calls more rapidly than in the past According to Chief Spencer "It has been a very good year. MAY WE SERVE YOU? 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