Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 23, 1974 · Page 9
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, June 23, 1974
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Drive Launched To Buy Machine , "E-D stands for more than Ed Retmer," the National American Cancer Society staled at a press conference Saturday afternoon at the Fayetteville Holiday Inn, "it means 'early detection' and that could be the 'Possibility of saving 20 million .lives in the next ten years. These are lives t h a t we cannot rafford to lose, lor you gals ire precious to us." V The conference was sponsored by the five Fayetteville chapters of Beta Sigma Phi who were hostesses for the BSP state convention over the weekend. It was attended by approximately 550 women, the largest, ever, delegation 10 attend a slate BSP meeting. Reimer, a gifted master ol ceremonies by popular dcmu:ic and a dedicated longtime ccle- ;brity volunteer who has helped "to launch the American Cancer ;s o c i e t y National Crusade ."Kickoff meeting for s e v e r a l ^years, was in Kayettcville as ·;the sorority's guest and to hel| "the Fayetteville chapters launcl ;their kickoft drive to purchase ;a thcrmography machine to be 'placed at Washington Regiona Medical Center. This machine, used in the early detection of breast can 'cor, is expected to save the lives of thousands of women · U the BSP chapters are sue cessful in raising the money for the thermography machine, i will be used by all women in N o r t h w e s t Arkansas. T h e women hope to raise an approximate $40.000. In complimenting the BSP women on this worthwhile project, Reimer said tha volunteers such as they with a tremendous interest in selves relatives and friends am .having the dedication to becom "involved" has to be one o the great factors in helping t "stamp out cancer in our life time". ; "Reimer d e c l a r e d tha stamping out this drcadc disease is a personal battle wit everyone and told how h became "involved". At on time he became aware of light horascness and learned rom a physical examination hat he had a large tumor in *iis throat. This was a Tightening experience for a commentator and an actor to ace. Following the removal o he non-malignant tumor, he as contributed his time as a -olunteer worker in the figh' against cancer. In telling the merits of the hermography machine, Reimei stated that it could be thi means of avoiding untold cases »f terminal cancer and thereb; iave many lives. Some of them could be persons we know o: perhaps the life it helps to savi might be our own. Thi machine, which detects a hca pattern image around deep seated infected areas, combinec w i t h the use ot th with the use of the mamograph} br xeroradiography machines (x rays), provides the latest an best testing (combined) that i possible to be had-at this lime. Reimer went on to e.xplai: :hat the thermography is no a single purpose machine. No only will il help to detec cancer, but other deep-seate infections as well. The machine a screening device, is sti! considered "in research" unt at least two million wome have been tested for breas cancer. At the end of tha period of time, its accuracy an value in the early detection o cancer will be declared. Others attending the con fercnce, in addition to the new media, were Wayne Quick Little Rock, executive v i e president of the Arkansa Division of the Arkansas Cance Society (ACS), and Mrs. Quick Lon Estes president of th Washington County Unit of If ACS and an administrative a: sistant of Washington Regiona Medical Center; Mrs. Rober Patrick of Fayetteville, who i heading the drive for the thei mography machine; Farrelt an Mrs. Conner, publicity chairme for the Washington County Un of the ACS. More information m a y be obtained by contacting Mr Patrick at 442-6558 LONDON (AP) -- The liber- tlon of women in the British »lice has run into an unexpect- obstacle -- female chauvin- m. · Britain's 47 provincial police orces have separated into dis- nct men's and women's unches, with the women's mited in size and scope. In xndon. however, female cops ight their male colleagues for very job at every level, with equal responsibility, equal rank nd equal rights. Welfare Of Cattle Industry Depends On Iowa Com Crops Female Cops Fight For Jobs This experiment in equality, ntroduced a year ago and unri- aled elsewhere in Europe, has ran the support of policemen in London but is viewed askance iy many policewomen outside London. "After the first shock, men iave taken great pride in the cheme," said Shirley Becke, me of London's top cops. "Bui here isn't much enthusiasm among policewomen outside London because it means competing with men for every single job. The abolition of the yomen's branch meant the a bo ition of women's jobs. Now everyone is looking at London to see if we fall flat on our facts. London's ladies in blue, how ever, are thriving on equality. Mrs. Becke is the capital's irst-ever female commander one woman among 13 men. A 62-year-old detective, Miss Bar bara Kelley, is the first-ever fe- nale chief superintendent in Scotland Yard's criminal investigation squad. Sheila Ward, a jrctty 37-year-old brunette, is he first station inspector, in charge of 27 policemen and six horses. MAN MOVED "f could have pushed Sheila out on to traffic control when Ihe branches integrated," said her boss. Chief Supt. Peter Saunders. "But she wanted a job with responsibility outsidi. the usual woman's field, so I moved out a man to create thi opening for her." Inspector Ward, while, making clear she never tried to be "one of (he boys," stressed she could thrpw her weight -- 130 pounds -- about as well as most men. "I've been confronted with a madwoman armed with scissors, a prostitute with a knife, Jtnd a six-foot fighting drunk," she said. "They didn't -come quietly -- but I made them see things my way ..." The irregular, unsocial hours policewomen work often mean cold dinners -- and cold beds-for 9-lo-5 husbands, but the girls say this doesn't disti'rb the peace at home. "The problems of being a policewoman aren't really serious ones," said a young wife in the London force. "Most men are quite capable of frying an egg or two, and it does no harm to a marriage to be out of each other's hair at times." Commander Becke's husband. Justin, an oil company director turned vicar, is used to seeing his wife come in, only to go right out again. "I never ask her questions about her work," he said. "She has many secrets to keep and it wouldn't be fair." Mrs. Becke, a slim, elegant woman, has no time for hobbies or parish work. VICAR'S W1KE "But." she said, "I am a vicar's wife in that I look after the vicar. Fortunately the previous incumbent was a bachelor, so the parishioners get on quite well without me." Women were admitted to the British police force in 1919, ahead of the rest of Europe, to look after women who came into custody. As late as the 1940s, however, women detectives were tethered to three tasks -- dealing with female shoplifters, taking statements from women and children who had been sexually assaulted, and investigating thefts in women's lavatories, fn the u n i formed branch, almost nothing was excluded from women at constable level -- and thereafter almost nothing was open to them. Today there are women in MMrMKt HMYtOt, n«mMi:m Precipitation is forecast for today over Ihe Southeast and the southern tip of Florida. Weather Forecast Showers are also forecast for portions of Texas, New Mexico, Idaho and Washington. Cooler weather is forseen for this area. (AP Wirepholo) NortftwMt Arkonnt TIMES, Sun., Jun* 23, 1974 '· 9A AIKAN1A* NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS IN THE TIMES ery section of the London rce except the river police. "Dragging dead bodies out of e Thames isn't very appeal?." explained Commander ·ecke. whose own career has Janned dealing with black- ail, vice rings, murder and aud. British police do not normally rry guns, and although. I.on- on's policemen and women oth receive marksmanship aining it seems likely that en would be chosen for rmt'd jobs. "Of course women could be ·nied," Commander Becke did thoughtfully. "But only hen they absolutely had to." Watered Down LONDON (AP) -- The minor- y Labor government watered own its plans Friday to im- Kjse tough new tax laws on for- gn residents. A British Treasury spokes- lan said that under the new amendment a foreign resident ould be taxed on a maximum f 75 per cent of his British arnings from 1976, compared ith the original proposal to as- ess tax on 100 per cent of orldwiilc earnings from t h a t ear. When the original plans were announced many foreign firms n d individuals, i n c l u d i n g merican oil billionaire J. Paul etty, threatened to pull out of ritain if the proposals were dopled. Opening July 1st BILLYE'S MATERNITY SHOP, INC. "Everything for tfi» expectant mother" 502 West Emma 751-1474 Springdale, Ark. Household Hint To remove decal.s from- iny urface, cover with masking ape. When you pull off the tape, ie dccal will coine too. TRINITY TEMPLE 1100 Rolling Hills Drive Where You Can Feel the Difference. Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. 11 00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. ; WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mention a possibility around the Agriculture Department that the 1974 corn crop might flop and the experts get glassy- eyed, breathe in short takes and start changing the subject. : During all the talk last week pbout cattlemen's problems and (now consumers ought to buy more beef to help them out, Ihere was hardly a negative word about this year's corn crop. · But the plain truth is this: The long-range welfare of the U.S. cuttle industry -- and other livestock sectors -- probably depends more on how well the Jowa corn crop develops this summer than all the rhetoric and the special programs advocated by - the Nixon administration. ., ; Suppose, for example, the corn crop is much less than USDA counted on and that production nationally falls 15 or 20 per cent short of the government's forecast of a record 6.7 billion bushels next fall. ; Suppose, instead, farmers produce only 5.7 billion or 6 nil- jion. T h e r e is little reason to believe, in such circumstances Ibat com prices would come iiown from today's level -- one of the highest on record -- or that cattle feeders would be stimulated into turning oul more corn-fed beef. ; A further projection based on the planted acreage and aver age yields will be made in July, but a full-fledged accounting oi actual yield and production es timates will not come until a tnonth later. ; Meantime, as cattle prices f'mk and feed prices hold rela Jively strong, producers are los ;ing money. More govern men s beef purchases, tighter controls on imports and expansion of ex .port shipments could help, thcj 'Say. : REMEDIES SOUGHT : But the thrust of rcmerlic: ialked about last week at thi ;Whitc House and during con ;tfressional hearings appeared ic center on two things: A need ti ·'get higher prices for cattle anc 'the margins charged by mea .packers and. retailers between !the farm and consumers. I No one, however, raised a ·loud voice in favor of lowe ;feed prices. No one cried on lor export controls so that mor ·corn would remain for U.S .livestock producers at lowe ;cost. Gordon Van Vleck, presiden .of the American National Cat llemen's Association, said th ·.subject of feed costs was no necessarily touchy. But he ad milted no one in his circle wa ·feed 11 * * dvocalin cheape :. "Part of the problem is t h ;mcrease in feed costs," Va . Household Hint -, If you have lots of laundt, .it may pay to buy a large plas · tic garbage can to use as .clothes hamper. You will fin - .U light enough to carry to an ;from the laundry room, and ;clothes will be snagged in it. : . Household Hint Heels and toes of nylon hosi will wear longer if you ru these areas with a cake of soa before putting on the nylons This practice will also work o mens' and boys' stretch nyloi socks. I ieck told a reporter. "But no- ody in our organization is sug- esting we cure one segment of griculture's ills by causing ills r other segments." Figures on feedlot cattle osts by USD A show that while expenses are important, ome producers probably would ve lost money recently even they had been able to obtain orn at half price. For example, last winter it as not unusual for a feeder to ay more than $300 for a 600- ound steer. By this month the eer, now weighing around !,00 pounds, might have sold (or litle over $4(1(1 on the hoof. But it took around 45 bushels ', corn to put on the steer's weight again. At $2.M per bushel n Omaha last week, the bill ould haye been almojt $120. ther expenses, ranging from Inge, supplement and labor 'ould have added another $125 r so, according to one USDA nalysis, HKAV YINVESTMENT Thus, when all expenses were nclndcd, the producer may ave had close to $550 invested 1 the steer that he sold on the larket for $400, assuming he ot $37 per 100 pounds on the oof. In other words, if corn had joen at half price -- $1.33 per ushel instead of $2.66 -- the xpense of turning out an 1.100- inund steer would have been 485. or a loss of $85 to the pro- ucer. As it was. corn was not t half-price and the loss was round $150 for the animal. The example may be exag- eraled, since individual pro- ucers vary so much, but the dea is clear: Expenses other han feed are important and how no sign at all of coming lown regardless of the size of he 1974 corn crop . But every little bit helps, and f the huge 1974 crop docs not naterializc and corn prices lold steady or soar again to $3 icr bushel or more, many feed- ols -- particularly those which -aise cattle commercially for ithcrs -- will be changing hands. Van Vleck said there is no magic corn price right now that would indicate salvation of iome cattle feeders. Perhaps equally important, he said, is he elimination of what he called the "roller-coaster" cf- T ect on the cattle market. STABILITY NEEDED There must be some stability, Van Vleck said, before feeders can start regrouping and think- ng positively about next year. But. he said, the feedlot industry by no means will be wiped out. Ownerships may change for some, he said, but others will step in if and when the situation improves. If a corn cron of 6.7 billion bushels emerges this year USDA economists say prices could drop below $2 per bushel. That would mean less profit for cash grain producers, but it could force many to begin feeding livestock again -- or step up output -- if Seattle and hog markets improve next winter But if the crop is short and corn prices rise again while livestock expansion lags, no farmer in his right mind will stomp through muddy feedlots simply for the love of cattle or hog feeding when he can sell grain for cash at a much larger profit. || REPHANS GIGANTIC OVERSTOCKED SUMMER VACATION SALE JCPenney Great swlmwear buys. SAVE BEFORE THE FOURTH ON NEVER BEFORE THE 4th SALES R.F.C. 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