Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 9, 1974 · Page 7
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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And ft AB Begem As A Hobby Northwot AHtamot TIMES, Sun., Jam 9, FAVITTCVILLI, A»KAN»A* W4 Wood-Carving Family Brings New Life To Old Schaberg By FAUISE CONNER There are two interesting things about the tiny Boston Mountain community of Sena- berg. One is that Schaberg is a real, honest to goodness ghost town. The other is that Schaberg is the home of the Ivan Denton family. The story of Schaberg now lies buried in its ruins, but the story of the Denton family members and their exceptional talent for woodcarving is one that promises to put abandoned Schaberg solidly back on the map. The Denton's live two miles west of U.S. Hwy. 71 about midway between fort Smith and Fayetteville. A small, arrow- shaped sign beside U.S. 71 points the way down a winding gravel road to the bottom o] a rugged valley where Schaberi and the Denton's Canyon Creek Ranch are located. The grave read forks to the right to Scha berg and to the left follows the valley floor, crosses a rushing creek and then arrives at the Jenton's secluded native stone and log house. Ivan and his wie, Barbara, both in their mid-forties, earn a comfortable living selling heir original woodcarvings [their pieces range from $3 to (1,750 in price) and have also Uught their daughters - Terry, Janet and Laura and Ivan': half sister. Betty, to carve. Terry, 24, lives in Reed Spring Mo., and carves for the Wilderness Road Clockworks there Janet, 21, is married, has small son and occasionally carves at her home in Green land, Ark. Betty. 19. lives with the Denton's and is learning to carve and Laura, 17, is a high schoo senior who also carves at home The Denton's youngest daugh ter, Adina. is just 3, but with so many carvers in the family she's sure to have a good supply of teachers someday. Ivan began carving in 1951 as a hobby when he and Barbara raised chickens on a farm near West Fork. Wtien the poultry market fell off. he found instead a profitable market for his carvings. Through years of experience he has gained a reputation as a master of fine detail and now many of his pieces are sold before they have even been carved. Ivan prefers to carve Western subjects, such as horses and cowboys, because this is his life style. He often rides horseback over his 400 acre ranch and, inspired by what he sees, carves in the saddle. He {eels that his close association with nature brings to the surface the ideas that are in him and helps expand hts imagination, Imagination is indeed evident n Ivan's large Western scenes. The Twister" is a bucking bronc throwing its rider into the air, while the "Range Smitty" s a long-ago cowboy shoeing his horse. In another scene, a mountain lion stands ready to spring on a newborn calf. !van likes the realism characteristic of Western art and spends considerable time researching his subject ideas so that his finished works will be accurate in all details. Barbara's carvings differ in subjects from Ivan's. She enjoys doing all types of animals, particularly different breeds ol dogs. She also carves small birds for earrines a n d pins. Again reflecting each family m e m b er 's individuality is daughter Terry's works. She specializes in miniature figur ines such as classic ladies anc people dressed in costumes of different eras. For animal lover aura, her subject is simple - lorses, horses, horses. The Denton's do some special order carvings but, like most artists, feel they do their best work when given the freedom to do what they want to do. Finding wood for carvings is never a problem for the Denton's since their property is rich in timber. They use mostly linden and black walnut that has been seasoned for several months, making Ivan is sketches constantly for work. They are also projd of he national recognition they received in 1973 when their carving talents were lauded in 'Mountain People" and pub- ished by the National Geographic Society. Another story on ;he family is scheduled to appear in a fall, 1974, issue of the National Geographic magazine. In talking with the Denton family, the conversation invari- carving ideas and the resulting patterns are then drawn on flal pieces of wood, roughly cut out with a coping saw and then carefully whittled to near per feet shapes with chisels and carving knives. The Denton's sell their car vings in a limited number ol gift shops. Once a year they hold a private showing in their home for collectors of their ably turns to their greatest love, t h e i r nine Arabian horses. L a u r a spends a good deal of t i m e training the horses. Laura spends a good deal of time training the horses, while Ivan candidly admits that, in addition to his carvings he would also enjoy breaking horses for a living. Ivan occa sionally breeds the horses and sells them, but only to people he feels will appreciate them In Arkansas-Wide Survey Public Approves Paramedics The public is willing to accept routine checkups and care for minor illnesses from paramedical personnel. At least 69 per cent of Arkansans who participated in a statewide personal health care survey indicated they would accept this extension in medical survey was undertaken by the Arkansas Health Statistics Center (AHSC) to sample the public's receptiveness to the idea. The AHSC neither advocates or discourages the introduction and utilization of physician extenders in the state. Based on the findings it concludes the introduction of such care. The service is feasible. The report notes the evaluation of legal aspects, and whether the program was acceptable by established health professions and agencies was not within the scope of the study. "The important result of the study", according to Dr. John F. McCoy, director of AHSC. is that fully two-thirds of all Arkansans are initially willing to accept physician extenders in an appropriate role, either because health care is considered inaccessible under prevailing modes of service, or as the result of open-inindedness about innovation". NEED SEEN There 'is a need over the state to increase, the availability of primary health care services to rural people. Serious rural health manpower shortages have b e e n identified and because half of the state's population lives in rural areas this becomes a critical factor in providing health care. A Governor's Committee has established four manpower priority needs. These are establishment of area health education centers; increase in the production of family practitioner physicians at the University of Arkansas Medical Center; provide additional nurses, sanitarians and health educators in areas where they are priority needs. Using them also requires clarification on how they may legally function. This indi- Penny Crisis May Be Easing WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government's get-out-the penny At Jefferson School, Lake Fayetteville Summer-Long Hot Lunch Program To Open A summer-long program o f l r e n between six and 16 years I donations. EOA staffers have hot lunches ami morning and! of age who qualify for free I organized the program for drive to ease a shortage of the afternoon snacks gets underway meals in the school lunch youngsters whose parents work copper coin seems lo be heading for success, Mint Director Mary T. Brooks says. The first full week of the campaign showed signs that people are beginning to return to circulation some of the estimated 30 billion pennies they have squirreled away in jars and dresser drawers, Mrs. Brooks reported Friday. She said she had no specific figures on the penny recircula- tion but said a survey of chain stores showed that the situation is improving. Because of the shortage, some stores have resorted to giving paper scrip instead of pennies for change, while others have offered discounts for purchases with pennies. Banks have begun offering government - issued certificates of commendation to persons who cash in at least $25 worth of pennies. The penny shortage has been attributed to hoarding in expectation of rising copper prices, but prices for the metal have gone flown lately. ary School and Lake Fayette- The special summer food ser- during the year to provide them Under the direction of the gral part of the Fayetteville meal. Washington County Economic Youth Center-directed programs Registration for the program Opportunity Agency, the meals at Jefferson and Lake Fayette- at Jefferson School is 9 a.m. Monday at Jefferson Element- program. or who rely on Ihe school lunch tection. quality assurance, and legal protection for both delegating physician and scarce and develop training programs for Physician Extenders (PE) and clarify the WUU1U I C I J U . 1 C , Lllc i*7p\*l u I l l u Medical Practices Act to allow cates, the need for public pn use of physician extenders. Under Arkansas law, paramedical personnel may perform certain routine medical procedures under the supervision of a physician. This use is viewed by many health c a r e professionals as a real means of increasing the availability a n d accessibility of primary health care in rural areas. DEMANDING The use of PEs is the most demanding in t e r m s of changing existing patterns of medical practice of the four ville Day Camp. vice program will be an inte- with a basic well-balanced the his assistant. Two other factors, are also noted. The physicians must be willing to employ them and patients willing to use them. The statistics show a greater willingness on the part of rural residents to accept PEs than their counterparts in urban areas. Some 65 per cent of the urban residents said they would accept and this jumped to 73 per cent in rural areas. The report shows that younger people are more willing to accept the change. Respondents who were 34 years of age and younger agreed they would use them at the rate of 76 per cent. T h e percentages dropped as the age rose only 70 per cent of those 35 to 64 were willing; and only 63 per cent of those 65 and older woulc substitute the PE, even for the minor problems, for the tradi tional family doctor. "Arkansas consumer receptivity of PEs was · significantly influenced by a number of fac tors but in general the group will be provided Monday ville park, through Friday at no charge With $5.083 received from the to children meeting eligibility: United States Department of requirements -- that is, child-' Agriculture and with local IU]MIIIIIII!IIMimillllMIIHIIIiail!IIIIIIMIIIIIIUMIM At The Library NMIllllNIIIIMIIlllltlllllllllllHIIIIIIIMIIilllHIIIIIW Mansfield Offers Inflation Remedy WASHINGTON (AP) A m e r i c a n workers' wages would be boosted dollar for dollar with the increase in the cost of living, under a bill introduced by Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield. Mansfield said Friday his measure was not meant to be a cure-all for inflation, but rather a point of discussion "so that this most pervasive national problem can be given the attention at the highest levels that it so rightly deserves." Under the proposal, every worker covered under the Social Security system would be eligible for automatic cosl-of- living raises at least once a year. The raises would be computed on the basis of increases in the government's Consumer Price Index. Mansfield's bill provides no method of regulating prices. Mansfield noted that inflation rate increased at an annual rate of 14.2 per cent during the first three months of 1974. "If the present trend continues, Americans will have to make twice what they are m a k - ing today in 1930 just to keep even," he said. By ANN JACOBS "Fala made himself at home immediately. He usually slept on a Navy blanket in the President's bedroom. When a 'war dog' drive for funds was begun. Fala became an A r m y private by contributing one dollar." -Margaret Truman's charming portrait of President Roosevelt's Scotty. in "White House Pels." A cat or dog is the friend of a child, the solace of the lonely old. The flashing colors of tropical fish, as they dart about their miniature estuary, have soothed the mentally ill. Our relationship with animal friends is the subject of many books, with more coming every yea r. Farley Mowat. famed for his studies of Canadian wolves, as a boy was the master of Mutt. "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be" (a dog, that is). Mutt's achievements included climbing ladders and wearing goggles while out for an afternoon in the ainily car. Undoubtedly, the ligh point of his career came the day he chased a skunk into :he path of a funeral profession. THEN THERE was Pat. 'The. Dog Who Came lo Stay" at young Hal Borland's home n Massachusetts, where he was clawed by a bobcat and survived, and in 10 days brought n eight woodchucks. Cats. the most recenth domesticated pet, are stil ·spooky to some people, and the stories in "Supernatural Cats' include Tobermory. the cat who saw everything and (worse) told all about it. and the Siam ese who makes a nuclear treaty with the U.S. government. On iome. Roger's specialty was arlymorning surf fishing, to he disbelief of m a n y two- egged anglers. So you paid the price of a acceptable nutrition standards, sports car for this elegant,! Alt food in the program will pedigreed puppy and want to be prepared at Jefferson by name it accordingly? How about Nikolai or Prince Ivan the factual side. John D. Mac Donald's "The House Guests' tells of the years with two gen tleman cats, Roger and Geof frey, a goose named Knees, am critters who their Florida assorted other dropped in at Monday. At Lake Fayetteville, participating youth must he involved in the day camp program, Youngsters wanting to a ttend the two week camp sessions can sign up at the Fayetteville Youth Center. Morning snacks at 9:30 will consist of milk and bread products. Afternoon snacks at 2:30 p.m. will be juice and in-season fruit. Noon meals for the first week include hamburgers, toasted cheese sandwiches, tacos and spaghetti. The menus have been worked out with the help of the school's kitchen manager at Jefferson i n 3 ccord a nee with school lunch room personnel. EOA has contracted with the having less access to health care was the most willing to use PEs," the report shows. CAUTION URGED A word of caution is injectet by the statisticians. They saj that unfortunate experience and adverse publicity in th' early phases of the introductioi of PEs in the state migh change the general public ac ptance. "There is also th ;ry real .possibility that ex 'essed attitudes might not t» irne out in behavior. Respond His who ' in times of goo ealth seem willing to see E are not at all willing unde e stress of even minor sick less." Dr. Bernal Green and Mar Grinstead of the Universit Arkansas cooperated with th enter in analyzing data con erning consumer attitude iward PEs. The project was supported b federal grant and cooperatin i the preparation were th conomic Development Divi on. Economic Research Se ce. U.S. Department of Agr ulture; Agricultural Exper lent Station, and the depai ient of anthropology of the U _ has long admired the Am an horse because of its high lirit, endurance and courage, nd says one of his whimsical rnbitions is "to sell a carving an Arabian horse to an Ara- ian sheik." Living in their hidden O/.ark alley, the Denton's hiive plenty room to ride their horses, he deserted village of Scha- *rg which' adjoins then roperty, is part of their riding rounds. Schaberg was origin- ly named Porter and was a ooming town during the liddle a n d l a t e 1800's. T h e utterficld Stage came through le town and in the 1880s the ailroad was built there. The 'risco line had a turntable at Schaberg. Many stories schaberg, one abound of the abcjiul mosl olorful concerning the town's .lind .Tiger Saloon, a building iat no longer stands. The aloon was headquarters for the Jlind Tiger Bootlegging Firm Schaberg was in a dry county: nd was c a l l e d the Blinc 'igcr because a person could nter the building, put his money through a small h o l e ·cccivc his bottle and never ·mow who sold him the illegal vhiskey. ; Another hit : 6f Schaberg · lore the "gossip hole" that is jchiml She old Lee house. Thin s a natural spring where the vomcn of Schaberg met .each Monday to do their washing and exchange the news, Thoise vomen who chose to do their washing on other days of week were considered ai ' of the .nti-^o- . Little remains of Schaberg ow except a few dilapidated houses, a store, a school hoUse and the town cemetery. The ipwn faded rapidly after Its timber shipments stopped ahd its school closed sometime around 1950. Freight trains still come through Schaberg daily. It is only their piercing whistles that break the valley's silence. But silence is golden to Ivan Denton and his unique i family of woortcarvers. Here in their- peaceful valley, they find an uncomplicated life which inspires them, to create beautiful carvings so exacting, so real, that you want to reach out and touch them. Answers To Puzzle On Page 3C · Inttall new tpark plug. · Ctoan and adjust poinH, · Draift old aH and rcplaxi with ft*»h ell (In ra ik- ad [wit _ln« tp.*d. . · Ad[uitblarfi drive. ; · CKetk crank' shaft far 1 , · proper alignment. , · Sharpen and balaAC* i«- tarYblade;arT*plac*.(R*eJ ] blad* »harpenlngj mnd ·alignment U extov.) · MoJc« ietal p»w*f ch*dc. . Evalyn Hi Hi Shopping Center 444591 Borzois), Saburo or Sumi (Pe-1 Fayetteville school board for iingese)? "Pet Names" ( R c f . ) j these services. Children eating an astounding collection of J i n Jefferson's meal program housands of names, from j will be supervised by EOA iterative, mythology, and AKC championship winners, for dogs, cats, horses, and even reptiles. ~"un for browsing. HORSEMANSHIP, as op- josed to just silting up there, s what Sheila Willcox. interna- ionally famous equestrienne, aimn to develop in "The Event lorse." Not for beginners, it will help experienced riders put extra polish on all aspects of showmanship. Now is the time of year when 'he kids bring home salaman- lers in jars and the cat drops aaby rabbits on the porch. W h i l e keeping wild nets is generally discouraging (and discouraged by most naturalists), the rare person may succeed in duplicating their environment and persuading them to thrive. "The Book nf Wild Pets" details food and housing i n f o r m a t i o n for turtles, squirrels, deer, and others, and also gives much interesting information on their habits. "Goldfish Pools. Water Lilies, and Tropical Fishes" is as much for the gardener as the fish fancier, since it gives d e t a i l e d instructions f o r building various ornamental pools and stocking them with fish and plants. There are many employes. The Fayetteville Youth Cen- Le r will tra n sport food from J e f f e r s o n t o t h e D a y Camp where its recreation leaders will supervise the meals. P r o g r a m organizers ace hoping to feed a total of 100 children a day. Originally Hie program was designed for 200 youth but EOA received only half the funds requested. If the turn-out at Jefferson is lower than the 70 anticipated, a Springdale site may be put into operation. The program will continue through August 2. color and plates. black and white Investigate f i n . fur, and feather at the library Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Piano Competition RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A piano competition, sponsored by the Vilta-Lobos Museum here, dedicated to the works of Heitor Villa-Lobos and any other Brazilian composer, will take place here Nov. 17-24. There will be no age limit for contestants. Each country may be represented by more than one candidate. There wilt be preliminary, semifinal and final rounds of competition. In the finals, the three top contestants will perform as soloists in one of the five Villa-Lobos concert*! f o r piano and orchestra. Prizes will be the Vi!la-Lobos Prize. $2.000 and a gold medal: the Arthur Rubinstein Prize. $1,000 and a silver medal, and the Thomas Teran Prize of $500 and a bronze medal. Campers Rent, Save NEW YORK (AP) -- Camping families who want to travel long distances can save both time and money hy driving or flying to a distant location and renting a camping unit. Writing in the 1974 edition of the Rand McNally Campground and Trailer Park Guide, author Connie B. Howes advises that destination-rental is a means of a v o i d i n g t h e investment- maintenance cost of owning a camper. It also leaves more time for exploring the ar*m the camper wants to visit. More than 1 million families -- representing an estimated 30 per cent of all recreational vehicle trips in 1973 -- rented tent and travel trailer, pick-up truck and motor home camperi last year. ANYONE* can order Razorback Football Tickets Easily.... Mail this coupon to P.O. Box A, Fayetteville 72701, and YOU will RECEIVE--this year and every year --an order form and all the particulars. Name Zio *Only $21.50, or as little as $12 M), will RESERVE Today the SAME SEAT for all three FayetteviUe games. BE STINGY! FLY SKYWAYS TO LITTLE ROCK AND TULSA SERVICE TO LITTLE ROCK 7 o.m. -- 8:55 a.m. -- 12:15 p.m. -- 2:45 p.m. -- 4'30 p.m. RETURN FLIGHTS 8 o.m. -- 10 e.m. -- 1:35 p.m. -- 3:35 p.m. --· 5:30 p.m. FLIGHTS TO TULSA 7=00 a.m --8:55 o.m. -- 2:30 p.m. -- 5=30 p.m. SERVICE FROM TULSA 8:00 a.m. -- 11:55 a.m, -- 3:30 p.m. -- 8:05 p.m. ONE WAY LITTLE ROCK FARE $24; ROUND TRIP $42 ONE WAY TUISA FARE $18 ROUND TRIP $33 SPECIAL WEEKEND SCHEDULES FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 442-6281 or Dial Toll Free 1400-332-9098 from any Ark. City Skyways%

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