Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 16, 1974 · Page 6
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 6

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, June 16, 1974
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*A · Northwert Arliansoj TIMES, Sun., June 16, 1974 | r A Y C T T E V I L L E . A R K A N S A S Interview point Wit!i Northwest, Arkansas the victim of recent tornadoes, floods and thunderstorms, the TIMKS asked .several Kay- eUeviltr residents if they felt the city has an adequate storm warning system with news media weather coverage and the city's tornado w a r n i n g system. ;S. T. HUSSELL or Route 4, ·Fayeiteville -- "I don't think '-so. They don't have an adequate system --you can't -hear the siren all over town--I *can't hear it in the west end of town where I live. We're not -ready if a tornado comes. It's .a'very poor system." GREG MCCLELLAND of SB W. Fourth SL -- "I think t h e Fayetteville did a good job and that they were ready for t h e weather. I watched" the television and listened to the radio both and I think the town b a s a good system." As Gunsmoke Enters Its 20th Year Changes Come To Dodge City ica (AP) -- The Star reported i will have to turn hack to Jan hat a South African Airways,Smuts Airport in Johannesburg pilot made this announcement .Now for the good news. We ar« o his passengers: "1 have i rive minutes ahead of scned- some good news and some badlule." LOS Twenty happened in lh;il trail's uiui to\vn. I)f)cige City. M a t t " Dillon is sti fast fin the clra\v, but hu th-aws ins yim less frequently nou 1 and never sight. Doc us crusty as ever, a l t h o u g h ALEXANDER BEST of M7 Assembly Dr. -- "It is extreme ly difficult to get a good warning system and different c i r - cumstances have to he considered, hut it seems lik ethey are working on it and seemingly are doing well under the ctreu- stances." AXGKL.KS (A)') years later. A lot has shoots the ba rl guys on Adams is still active and slowed by age and illness. Miss K i t t y packer] up her bustle and blow out of the 1 Long Branch Saloon 'long about February, Chester Goode is l o n g gone, too, and rutnor has it he's hanging around with the police in some big city back K a s t . "Gunsmokc" is going into its 20th year. The show is a phenomenon. It s the longest-running dramatic series in the history o f television. 13 or n at a t i m e w hen westerns proliferated, it's the only one ever seriously re garded as drama by critics. It was canceled once, then brought back to life. Two mem-, bcrs nf the o r i g i n a l cast, James Arness as Malt Dillon and Milburn Stone as Doc Adams, are still with the show. This new season the show will be different, but then it has const an tlv charmed since 1955. LOVK INTEREST Kor one thing, A m a n d a Blake q u i t the show. Since the premiere on Sept. 10, 1955, her Kitty Hussell was the tacit love interest for Dillon. Tacit because fie never gave her more than a peck on the cheek public and never showed any devotion except on those occasions when she was kidnaped or m a n h a n d l e d . Her d e p a r t u r e is the first for an original cast member since Dennis Weaver, who was Chester, q u i t in 1963. Stone was of!" the show for half of the 1972-73 season recovering From a heart attack, Glenn Strange, who had been Sam the bartender since 19/iQ, died last September. Dismissal Decision Said In Violation Of Information Act PINE BLUFF, A r k . (AP) -- , tiring into executive scs The Pine Bluff Civil Service i sioiu..only for the purpose ol Commission's decision Tuesday ] d i s c u s s i n g or consid- lo dismiss a fire department , ering...among themselves the l i e u t e n a n t apparently was decision they should reach, made in violation of the state's i "However, we should poin [·' fcdom of Information Act of i out that Hie last paragraph o 1967, Ihe Pine Bluff Com- I Sec-lion 5 (of the state FOI law; mercial has reported. I makes it mandatory for Ihe Tim Boe. Pine B l u f f city at- j commissioners to reassmhle in torncy, said Friday afternoon public session for the purposi Friday he had reviewed a pertinent Ar| K a n s a s Supreme Court decision and had decided to discuss with of voting on ihe matter befon them." , ,,.,,, , Commissioners Lennis V Itie Civil Service Commission I Colcman Sr. ami Thomas Gil the possible conflict "with t h c | l c s P ' c confirmed Friday tha **. Lr KAY YATES of C a r l s o n Terrace -- "I was adequately informed throughout the bad weather I think the people would be well informed in case state law. He would not say what advice he would g i ve t h c co in mis s ion, .saying he first wished to talk with the commissioners. The commission decided after four hours of hearings to uphold the suspension oF and to dismiss. U, Grady L, May from the city's fire department. j The matter was decided in an executive session and was, therefore, an apparent violation of the FOI law, the newspaper said, In 197,3, the Supreme Court, ruling on an appeal involving a state policeman's reinstatement j of lion." disaster weather situa- I the decision to fire May IKK been reached in the executivi session held immediately aFle: testimony was given. Both alsi. confirmed that no vote was tak en in public. Boc had said Friday morn ing, before the Supreme Con. case was brought to his atten tion, that the commission's ac lion was not, in his opinion, i violation of the law. "I think they have compliei with the statute as I read it,' he then said. Both Coleman and Gillespi said they wanted to compl; the law, and both sai "hearing before the State Police \ Ll^LS 1 .^^^ K Commission, issued an opinion "KATHERY\"IILASS of Rome 6, Fayetteville - - "T think they .did a wonderful job and I highly praise them for it. We had plenty oF time to make ore parations and I think if a tornado hits Fayetteville we'd be ·readv." thai said, in part: "Like the trja! court, we read the provision permitting an executive session when applied to a statutory evidenciary hearing such as t h i s , aa giving to the commissioners, after the hearing of the testimony ( a n d arguments if any) Ihe limited right of re- be called to the attention of th commission chairman. Chairman Coy M. Nixon Jr declined to discuss the close meeting. BETTY ELK1NS of Route 6, Fayetteville -- "I'm frightened of storms because I have been in them and a lot of us depend on .AM radio for storm information. T t h i n k the Fayetteville nidio stations tiid a poor job. KBRS (A Springdale station) did more for us t h a n our own stations in inforning us on the weather situation." Siie added t h a t her f a m i l y could nol hear the lornado siren from their home. Golden Age For Farmers Seen By Speaker 100 Years Ago By nO\ K E N D A L L A I 3 Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The official at the meeting spoke at great length about how farmers had improved over the years and how exports of wheai and corn had picked up. All in ail. he said. U.S. agriculture bari come a long way from it s earl v begin ni n 2 = ;; nd was on the verge of even" greater potential. In closing, he said a golden age was w i t h i n gra.sp for the nation's farmer?.. The s n e a k e r was not Asricu!- f u r e Secretary E a r ! L. Butz or any of the h u n d r e d s of a u t h o r - ities from l a n d - g r a n t u n i v e r - sities and i n d u s t r y who use similar rhetoric when do scribing agriculture's achievements and potential, Charles L. Flint \\as the man. And he spoke a century ago to a meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture as its first secretary and a leading authority at the lime on U.S. farming. Then, ns n o w . tho United States was looking forward to a , historical milestone in the c o n n - 1 try's first centenial in 1876. · Also. as the b i c c n t e n i a l neared, there was much talk about the past and how far everybody had corne since colonial days. CENTEVMAL PAPER F1 i n t 1 ater heca m e pres i dent of Massachusetts Agricultural College -- a forerunner of today's University of Massachusetts at Amherst -- and had prepared a centennial paper at. The TIMES It On Top of The New* Seven Days a Week PUZZLE ON PAGE 78 RIAICIABEIBIB E D«G U HS T· AlUAg HlAlMlAlNlDIEIGiGIS RiOCIESIS BLL SICIRi I IPiTIS UHT H I PODBDE8 AT EHA RIA EFEATHPROPE G R I IMBUIPII EaBILIUlEICIHlElE the request of the U.S. Commissioner of Agriculture. Congress balked, however, at j ^ p u b l i s h i n g the report so Flint j j read it at the slate board meet- ling. Some description of early i American privatioons in a new land, of course, w a s inevitable -- as it will be in 1976 when the bicentennial is observed. "Tiny brought with ihem little or no experience which would have fitted them for the r u d e struggle w i t h nature in . which they were about to en|gage," Flini said. "This ihey j were forced to g a i n , painfully and laboriously enough, with the a.\e in hand to clear the forest, and the gun by their side to defot.:i their lives " CATTLE INDUSTRY Flint traced the development of the colonial catile i n d u s t r y which slowly emerged from an- i m a l s introduced in Virginia some l i m e prior to 1609. .And if today's cattleman feels the heavy hand of government pc- j c a s i o n a l l y -- ias: year's price freeze, for example -- listen to Flint tell of early day restrictions: "So important wa sit consid- jered that the cattle should be jallowed to increase and multiply that, according to old authority, an order w a s passed forbidding the destruction o f i [domestic a n i m a l s , on pain of j d e a t h to the principal, burning |0f the head and cropping of the j e a r s of the accessory, and a sound whipping for the con- 'cealer of the facts." Enters National Competition The VICA Cosmetology of West Campus will enter Halr- styling Competition in San Antonio, Texas Ihis week. Competition includes over IS stales plotted against International talent. Winners nf this national event will go In Lisbon, Portugal in August. Stephanie Geiser, standing, and Mary Eslcs, seated, will represent Ihis chanlcr of Ruth's Beauty College. Miss P.ulh's students have been involved in slat* competition for eight years and have taken first place for as m a n y years. She has brought home winners from national competition twice. Miss R u l h has an exclusive method of instruction that combines basic and advanced principles of Cosmetology. Betty Huey and Debbie Smith are two of the highest qualified instructors on her staff. Ruth's Beauty College 1200 North College Ave. -- Fayetteville, Arkansas Phorw 521-3571 Executive producer John ianttey at first decided he ould ofFer some explanation the absence of Kitty, but hen changed his mind because the complicated syndication rocess. Miss Blake is not eing replaced and the show ill operate at least for a while ithout a major female inter- it. Arness will play a more im- ortant role in the new season lan he has in years. And sev- n shows will be filmed on loca- on. compared with the usual our. with a return as much as ossible to the traditional west- rn look. BIGGER ROLE Mantley. a Canadian-born lovelist who joined "Gun- moke" 11 years ago as stor\ onsullant, said, "We're going o make greater use of Jim For e v e T a 1 reasons. First Amanda's departure behooves to use Jim more. Second here are only a certain amounl F shows we can do with Ken !urtis or Buck Taylor." Thej )lay secondary roles, "The network Feels the west r"n is having a resurgence,' .lantlcy continued, "Therefore hey want me to put more cm- )hasis on the traditional west rn. More emphasis on Matt And that means more scope in erms of location shooting. We normally do Four locations a /ear, but we've already filmec "our shows at Tucson and we'l lo three more at Katib. UtEih. "While they want more of a .raditiona] western, the restric ,Eons against violence haven' decreased. We're trying to di different things this year." Whether "Gunsmoke" can survive its 20th year is anj Some Good News JOHANNESBURG, South Af- news. First the bad news. Cap* Town's airport is fogbound, We y's guess. Mantley satd he's elt thai evcrv year might be he last. APPEAL OK STARS One of the things that ha; tept "Gunsmoke" going, asid* rorn the obvious appeal oF it; stars, has been its concept. Matt Dillon is the rnarsha vith the power oF life an death. Doc Adams also has thj lower of life and death in hi lands. Kitty has been the eartl mother who embodies the good 1 ind bad of women. Fcstus, and' U'forc him Chester, is the court jester. Newly, and before him Hurt Reynolds as Quint Asper, is the eager young apprentice. That's changing now. Kitty is jone and won't lc replaced, at east not in spirit. Doc cannot e as active as he once was. Even Arness himself, now 51, is troubled by wounds he received at An/io in World War LI. Mantley said Arness has such constant pain in his back and legs that a permanent double must be kept on hand. Arness is a shy man who slays out of Ihe public eye and generally avoids the press. He declined to talk about "Gun- smoke" for this story. "Jim's got as much power as anyone in the industry," Man tley said. "He's a multimillionaire. But he's never raised his voice on the set, c hewed anybody out ot 1 walked off. On the two occasions be was late to work, he came to my oFFice to apologize." 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