Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 13, 1974 · Page 11
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 13, 1974
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Granddaughter Of Illiterate Slave Graduates Friday At 72 FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The granddaughter of »n Illiterate slave will keep t promise to her grandmother years ago when she graduates Friday from Fresno City College at 72 "It's always been my dream," said Cora Lee Johnson. "I always wanted to go to school because my grandmother, she was a slave and didn't get to go." So Mrs. Johnson says she promised her grandmother that Stale Pharmacist Placed On Probation LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Bill Chambers, a Jacksonville pharmacist, was placed on probation for a year Wednesday by the state Pharmacy Board after an accountability check of his pharmacy disclosed a shortage of a pain-killing drug called Talwin. Eugene R. Warren, the hoard's attorney, said Chambers himself had taken the drug on prescription from his physician following back surgery and that Chambers had assumed the prescription was for an unlimited amount. However, Warren said the original prescription had expired. Talwin is not a federally controlled drug, but it has been placed under control by the state Board ot Health. Warren said Talwin was supec'ed of being addictive. Accountability checks are ·made periodically by various agencies to determine if drug stocks and sales can be justified by the pharmacy's records. In another case, the board agreed to restore the permit to practice pharmacy to Allen D. Monroe of Little Rock, if Monroe could obtain a job under a r e p u t a b l e pharmacist w h o could supervise his work, Monroe, the former owner of Dawson Drug Co., had his license revoked last year for fail- Ing to properly record the sale of narcotic drugs. The TIMES I* On Top of The Naws Seven Days a Week she would get as much education as she possibly could. But the dream and the promise had to wait while the native of Hattiesburg, Miss., raised nine children, five of whom earned college degrees. Picking up In 1972 where she left off decades ago could have been a problem, but Mrs. Johnson says It didn't take her long to catch on again--"Even though 1 didn't go to school, I was always studying." She says that at her age. education Is aimed not at a better Job but at personal fulfillment. Armed win her two-year degree in sociology from Fresno City College, Mrs. Johnson says she now plans to complete work on a bachelor's degree at Fresno State University. "I like dealing with people. I have always had an incentive to learn," she says. "I've always been curious about philosophical questions." Of her fellow students, most young enough to be her grandchildren, she said, "They are just wonderful, much better than people my age. They have life In the right perspective. They see a person as a person." Mrs. Johnson, who calls her black skin a "badge of distinction," says racial issues have changed since she last attended school. "In my day you were white and I was black. There was a difference. That's not so today. We should be the best we can be--whether black or white,' 1 How do her children take the idea of their mother going to college? "They think I'm hullheaded, but they know I've always wanted to go,' she said. "I think they're all proud of me." Thames Pollution Cut LONDON (AP) -- Pollution in the Thames has been rluced so much since 1971 thai 70 species of fish have returned lo the river. They include sea troul, eels, flounder and lampreys. Lord Gransworthy told Ihe House of Lords Tuesday. He said there are more cleanup plans in the works, but it is too soon to predict if salmon will ever be able to live in the river again. Bumpers Speaks Al lllinob Fund Raising Dinner SPRINGFIELD. III. (AP) Gov. Dale Bumpers of Arkansas, a candidate for the U.S. Senate. uy Watergate has shown that politicians must be honest no matter what may happen. Speaking at a Democratic fund-raising dinner Wednesday, tie said, "I don't know what Ihe long-range effects ol Watergate will be, but legislators must tell the truth no matter what -he circumstances may be." Bumpers and Sen. Joseph R. Biden, D-Del., warned Democrats at the 150-a-plate dinner that the party can't rely on Watergate to insure success in the November elections. We must live and face the difficult times," said Bumpers, who defeated veteran Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark.. for the Democratic nomination. "The peril is to be too partisan or politically cowardly. Calling voter apathy "frightening," Biden said the total vote received by victorious Democrats in recent elections was no greater than the vote received by losing candidates in prior elections. "What if we held an election in this great participatory democracy and nobody shows up?" asked Biden. 31, the youngest person ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate. "We have to decide whether our party stands for something other than having the label Democrat." he said, "Those Democratic candidates who be lieve that Watergate will automatically bring them victory in the fall are not only fooling themselves, but hurting our party." About 1,000 persons turned out for the dinner, which was held to raise money for Democratic candidates for the Illinois Senate. Articles Filed Articles of incorporation were filed Tuesday in Washington Circuit Court for Burns' Green houses, Inc., of Prairie Grove. The incorporators are Ronald A. Burns of Prairie Grove anc Jack R. Merget of Vista. Calif. Banks May Now Officially Offer Brokerage Service By JOHN CUNMFF Btulneu Aulyst NEW YORK (AP) -- Trouble is something you seldom gel just a little of. When it arrives in your life you may expect more to follow until troubles are holding a convention in your life. Ask a stock broker. The comptroller of the currency, James E. Smith, has just ruled that banks can continue to offer securities to their customers, in direct competition with brokers, who already feel they are at the bottom of a heap. It would take too long to list these difficulties, but they include a loss of customer confidence and business, high interest rates that draw money from the market, and a general Inability to remain consistently profitable. The latest action, therefore, seems like just another problem piled upon the others, but it may be far more than it. It pits two entire industries against each other, and there is no question which is stronger. Banking is. Banks have the assets, the flexibility, the marketing power, the personnel, the accounting techniques, the outlets. Far more important, they already have the customers. Almost everyone uses a bank. How simple it is therefore, for a bank that already provides a dozen customer services to simply offer another one, as some already have. How simple to transfer $50 from the checking account to the stock account. The brokers, on the other hand, don't have nearly the marketbasket of products or Escapes Injury SOUTHSEA, England (AP )Oliver Reed, star of the film version of the rock musical "Tommy," escaped unhurt with some 200 other persons when fire broke out In the ballroom of a seaside pier where filming was taking place. Firemen fought the blaze for more than three hours. Authorities said the fire apparently began when plastic curtains were set ablaze by smoke canisters being used in the filming. the financial power of the hanks, although this perhaps is not a critical criterion. Banks are restricted geographically, brokers are not. Nevertheless, a comparison of Merrill Lynch, the biggest broker, with Bank of America, the biggest bank. Is revealing. The formr reported assets of $3.7 billion on March SO, 1975. At the close of 1973. Bank of America had $49.4 billion in resources. It the comptrollers' ruling stands, the operations of mutual funds are likely to be hurt the most. Already their assets are down to less than $45 billion after reaching close to $60 bil lion, They contend that the stock activity of commercial banks violates the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. That act was designed to limit stock sales by banks to individuals, but Smith -- as did his predecessor -- maintains that no existing legislation bars the activities in dispute. Valley Farms Files Articles or incorporation were filed Tuesday in Washington Circuit Court for Valley Farms. Inc.. Prairie Grove. Incorporator is J.B. McCuiston. Route 4. Fayetteville. Shattered Valve Spews Radiation CHICAGO (AP) - A valve which shattered and releasec radioactive steam In the Quae Cities Nuclear Station was nol built according to specifica lions, officials reported. There were no Injuries from the leak Monday and the Atom ic Energy Commission said no radiation showed up In the Mis, sissippl River, into which waste water flows from the plant at Cordova. The radioactive material ap parently was confined to the plant. Clem Stavt, a spokesman for Commonwealth Edison Co. which operates the plant alonj with Iowa-Illinois Gas -- Electric Co., said today the valve should have been .56 of an inch thick, but an examination showed it was only .315 ad .447 of a inc. n Stavt said the valve was not subject to rigid quality control inspection "because it was outside the critical containment area." The moisture which passed through the vafce carried only low-level radiation, Stavt said. The valve was manufacturec by Copes Vulcan Co. of Lake City, Pa. The generating unit remainer shut down as workers conlinuec to clean up 70,000 gallons of wa tcr automatically released by a fire sprinkler system which went off when (he valve broke. Northwett Arkgnwi TIMES, Thurs., June 13, 1974 AVITTCYII.U, AHKAN*A Gay, Summer Patterns for Casual Wear Orig. $20 Cool and Comfortable casual wear by Famous Maker. These smart erl»p culotte dresses are designed for a frolicsome summer and budget priced for the cart- Free pocket book. 100% cotton. Washable, of course. Sizes 8-18. In gay ·ummer colors of red , wSite, blue, green or yellow. Daytime Dr«»se» - DILLARD'S-- Hr»t Floor Open Monday Through Saturday 10 a.m. Until 9 p.m. Save 3.60 Yakety's Espadrille Mode to Wear in the Sun Orig. 8.50 4 90 The Ideal shoe for indoor or outdoor sportswear. Comfortable for lounging oround the house. A tpectrum of colon Including red, white, royal blue, bone, yellow and black. At this saving; you may want more than one pair. Narrow or medium In »lze» 5 to 10, Women's Sr.oet-Oll.LAHO'S-Firit floor Open Monday Through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain And High Winds Linger Over Midwest y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain and high winds swept .orm-weary Kansas. Oklahoma nd Nebraska today as severe tunderstorms roamed the real Plains. West Texas and extreme astern New Mexico also were t by thunderstorms overnight, nd tornadoes churned into ru- al Texas west of Lubbock and ast of Hobbs. Several power lines were owned northwest of Kearney, eb., apparently by a tornado, nd hail fell north of the city. Thundershowers continued in Stava said the utility hnpes to ave the generator operating y the weekend. eastern South Dakota, Iowa. Minnesota, the Great LakesTe- gfon and central Rockies. K«ln also persisted In southern Florida and parts of the central Gulf Coast stales. Over most of Ihe nation, however, fair to partly cloudy skies prevailed. '. Temperatures before da»n ranged from 44 at Hlbbing, Minn,, to 95 at Needles, Caltf. Marijuana Farmer v LAKELAND, Fla. (AP)' -Joanna Williams, 78, didn't know the identity of the pretty green plants she so carefully tended. But police say they^bct the person who stole them did. "1 was just waiting for them to bloom to find out what they were when someone stole all ot my plants," Mrs. Williams said Wednesday after learning she had been a marijuana farmer. Mrs. Williams said the plants were left behind by a young tenant who moved. ; The TIMES U On Top of Th« Newt Seven Dayi a WeeV ffijten'i ifrjtt'' SALE ORIG. $7 Crochet Straw Handbags; 399 Imported billowy, lightweight straw handbags in white or natural, Interesting patterns and shapes to compliment your warm weather fashions. Some are beaded. All have double handles. Outside pocket. Handbags--DILLARD'S--First Floor

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