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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 19

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Norihwwt Arkonta* T1MB, Jw» M. IW .» Belated Recognition For An Artist A copy "Curley," of a portrait » Crow scout Almost Too Wet To Play sole survivor of Custer's Stand, ks now in the National P o r t r a i t Gallery of Smithsonian Institution. The original, a full-length oil inting, is one of a collection paintings at the University Arkansas Museum done by harles L. von Berg, who spent e last years of his life in Fay- teville. Von Berg was chief of U.S. rmy Scouts at the time ths cture was painted, and In case you didn't notice last week, scores in the 10th annual National Football Coaches Golf Tournament were quite good, considering Ihc conditions. Conditions included a pretty lough golf course, a lot of rain, and a field of. competitors bel- ter k n o w n for latcnts ptlier than defl niblick and brassie play. I was again one of several special guests to the tournament -- honored to be included -- and lickk-d to death lo be llic-re. The party ihis yoar was fully in keeping wilh the long tradition of excellence established by John Cooper Sr. and Ins Villagers a decade ago, al Cherokee Village. ;The invitees are more numerous, now, and entorlainmenl more sophisticated and extensive, but the spiril of warml!: and fellowship remains undim Enishcd from lop lo botlom. One delight of the tournament for me Ibis year w a s getting rcaccniainted with Hat and Dot. tie Liiliar. now of Dallas. H is the new assistant to Execu tive Secretary of the Southwes Conference/Cliff Speegle. The Lahars lived in Fayetteville briefly when he served as member of Ihe late John Barn hill's football staff in 1949 Dottie, at the time, worked on the news side of this paper He later was head coach a Houston and Colgate, after j latch as an assistant coach a_ Wesl Virginia. He was serving as athletic director at Coign t wlicn offered the job with tht SWC. He nnri Doltie say the' are really happy to be bad in the Snuthwc.st. - Lahar attended Ihc tourney at one of several special guests most of whom represent athle tic conferences or the various bowls. As a one - time winne of the Tulsa World-PGA Four ball tourney (Lahar is an Oki and former Sooner grid star) I sort of had him pegged one of Ihe best two or thre players in the field. Turned ou I was right Lahar's 151 (seven over) tied the winning coach' total, a nifty 73-78, by Be Marlin of Ihe Air Force." Thesi lolals in ( u r n , nipped Ihe !ov score for sports writers, a 15 recorded by Nashville Tennes sean ace John Bibb. Lahar didn't w i n , though. Hi problem was that he landed in Iho wrong division. He won: have won as a writer, and h would have tied for first plac as a coach. As a special gucs ho wound up second to a sharp shooter from Houston, Joe Ea son, who is president of th Astro-Blnenonmi Bowl. Easo had a H!). EJason, paired wilh Hog Coac' Frank Brnylcs the first da^ caught the TV cameras and Ih hulk of Ihe gallery and cardet ;i 77. Less conspicuous Hie sccon day, ho breezed in wilh an eve par 72. He, incidcnlly, is a nej new-in-law of Allen and Sara Reynolds of Faycltcvillo, promised to come visit then one of these days. The Reynold attend the tourney as intereste spectators, THE HOT S P B I N G VILLAGE golf course is not s long Ihat Ihe average playe is dispniring of his chances to a good round. But il is an cno mously strategic course, w i I lakes, slreams. clilches, dogleg and Iraps demanding well pla ed sliols from tec as well a fairway. For the unwary, it c be a disasler. How, then, under wet a pressure-packed conditions, di so m a n y of Ihc average playe shoot such gontl scores? We. ness had something to do wi it. And tradition helped. To be gin wilh, the DcSolo course c mands good tra pplay, which rarely a high handicap coach or sports \vritcr's long suit. The course was so wel th year, however, that Bob Che ne, ex-UA sports publicity mil (who knows a Irick or tw aboiil public relations), made rule thai any ball landing i a trap could be dropped ou This solved Ihe trap problem. In anolher fil of wet weathc graciousness Cheyne decide that not only could Ihe compel tors tee up in Iho fairway, the could also move the ball on chib's lenglh in the rough. Th solved most bad lie, tree, nr high grass problems. (In ad tion, for those experienced the tourney, there has alwa.v been an unwritten "rock rule This specifies thai the eompc litor, if he is near a rock Ih bothers him, or might damag a newly acquired club, can ooc as far away from the rock his conscience, and the ex gencies of his mounting SCOT deem necessary.) Cheyne also placed t' gimme rule in effect for putts. ON THE FIRST day play, as Cheyne completed e plaining the 1974 rules, a coup of old head sports writers, no competitors for Ihc event, shoe their heads in surprise. "Thai (CONTINUED ON PAG* 13B irtrait was ^identified for a long Paul Heerwagen, local author or and ast mal the oil ion sity by lent ay- J.S. thx th« me Jior who knew von Berg when t h e old Indian scout lived in Fayetteville, in researching for his b i o g r a p h y of von Berg, examined the portrait. The cursory examination revealed no identification but Heerwagen believed the scenery looked like Montana and sent a copy to the Historical . Society of Montana. A copy of a photograph of Curley, which bore a marked resemblance to the painting. was sent Heerwagen and t h e painting was re-examined. The inscription, in von B e r g ' s writing, was found in the right hand comer. It reads "Curley, Lone Susvivor of Cust Massacre June 25, 1876." An 8 by 10 inch black white photograph of the p ting was forwarded to Smithsonian in response t project to gather informatio portraits of American Inc to be added to the Catalo American Portraits comp file system. Heerwagen's book, "In Scout, Western Painter, C Charles L, von Berg," publi by Pioneer Press of Little R is available in local book st and libraries. Captain von Berg met Cu on June 25, 1876, alter the bi the of the Little Big Horn. account is included in 1 wagen's book. "The day of the massacre, I was enroute from Terry to General i carrying a dispatch, evening I noticed a lone Indian riding toward me. So .1 was ready for him. W h e n he got closer he hailed me and I recognized him. He was one of the Crow scouts. "Curley," (as) some of us called him (his Indian name was Cola Wamba), 'No Fault' Insurance Plan To Take Effect Every Arkansas resident who arries liability auto insurance is received, ,or will soon, a atement from his insurance ompany regarding so called fault" auto insurance co- erage. This statement, if not mark- in the appropriate places and returned to the insurance company, will cause the policyholder to be charged an additional premium. The state's no fault insurance law goes into effect on all policies written or renewed after July 1, 1974. The law offers three types of (TTMESphoto By Ken Good) SAFETY FEATURE EXHIBITED ... as Baird swings window out from its special frame Escape Window Designed By Fayetteville Fireman A Fayetteville fireman has designed a window which pro- ·ides escape from a burning building by the simple flip of a hook. Richard Baird said he has seen many instances where vic- ims of a fire have reached a vindow bul could not open it ,o gain "safely. "Many viclims of fires do not mm to death but are killed .smoke inhallation, and "roqucntly the bodies are found n front of a .window." he said. His new window swings out by releasing a snap catch, leav- ng the whole window area open for easy escape. The window. a stock model, w h e n in iliice can be raised and lowered ind a storm window inserted on the outside of the swinging frame, The screen is also at tached to the swinging f r a m e so that when the catch is re leased Ihe entire unit swings out and there is nothing to inv pcde c.scape. Baird, who has been a citj fireman for eight years, plans U put the windows into produc tion. He says they will cost $5 to $10 more t h a n the convent in nal models The model was pro duced in cooperation with the Ozark Window Co. Baird feels the window save lives. "Young children and older persons are generally the fre b u victims in a fire. They qucntly get to a window they don't have the .strength to get it open or break it," said. Freedom Fighters Ask For End To Violence In Ireland BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- The Ulster Freedom fighters, a Protestant band blamed by Hie British for some of Ihe murders in Northern Ireland's sectarian war. asked on Saturday for an end (o the violence in the province. "Northern Ireland is now entering a period where the absence of violence is essential and we Ihink the people should bo given the chance to think clearly about the future." Ihe group said in a statement distributed by the Ulster Defense Association. Liltle is known about the oul- lawed Ulster Freedom Fighters. The British army has accused the band of several assassinations, hut some Protes- lant militants have insisted the Freedom Fighters do not exist and thai Ihc murders were actually committed by -British provocateurs. The Ulster Defense Association, largest of the Protestant paramilitary organizations, said it had been contacted by the Freedom Fighters and asked to put out the statement. "Like everyone else, they have had enough of the vio lenee and. if after elections it is found the people can work together, they will be as happy a.i anyone,", · UDA spokesman said. Militant Protestants in the province are agitating for nc\ elections (o replace the coali ion government of moderat Protestant and Roman Catho lies lhal collapsed Insl montl after a crippling Protestant-lei strike. The militants expect a major ty will be returned pledged t oppose any form of conciliatio with the predominantly Catho lie Irish Republic. Leaders ot the Protestan paramilitary groups met la: Monday to consider proposing cease-fire to Ihe largely Catho lie Irish Republican Arm which is battling to oust 111 British from Ulster and to unit the province wilh the Irish Re public. But the Freedom Fighter were not represented at th meeting. Attending were th recently legalized Ulster Volun leer Force, the Red Hand an Ihe UDA. The Kast Belfast branch o the UDA, however, rejected th Iruce Wednesday, saying: "I our view, any lalks with eithe wing of the IRA would he a be trayal of Protestants and of ou heritage." Meanwhile, a policeman wa shot dead in Ihe Crumlin Roa area of Belfast, the 10th polic officer to be killed in Ihe pro\ ince this year. Another polic man and · civilian wer* wounded. overage -- medical, disabilily come and death benelils -- nd slates thai il is mandalory i a t insurance companies harge Ihe policy holder for .the ew coverages, unless the hold- r signs a slatemenl indicating herwise. Glen Hutchens, a local urance agent, said the pro- ram offers a minimum oi 2,000 medical coverage for ach individual involved in an ccident, including those in the her car. In addition, an income dis- ilily provision offers 70 per ent of a wage earners income, to $140 per week, if he is sabled in an aulo aceidenl. tn the case of a non-wage ea ee, the benefils may nol cx- eed $70 per week.) The third type of coverage ohsists of a minimum of $5,000 death benefits Hutcbcns said any of these overages may be increased al request of the policy holder r rejected altogether on the atement. REJECTION POSSIBLE If a policyholder wants to re- V :t the coverages, he must] \ leek the boxes marked' cancel" and return the state- icnt lo his insurance company, he wishes to increase the overage, tile boxes marked increase" must be checked. To eceive Ihc minimum covcr- ges, simply do nothing. ! Hulchcns said lhat during the ast week his office has receiv- d hundreds of telephone calls equcsting information on the o fault program. He said most. f his policyholders have rejcct- d the coverage. "It's a slupid law," Hutchens aid, adding thai "we're stuck vtth it" unlil something is done .bout it in Ihc courts. Mrs. Lucille Hurd, of the tate Insurance Commissioners ffico in Little Rock, pointed ut that the medical portion of le "no fault" program takes le place of medical provisions ontaincd in most auto liability olicies. MEDICAL FAVORED She said her office is encour- giug people to kpep (he med- cal portion of the coverage, aying thai if a policyholder re- ects Hint iwrtion of Ihe cover- ige under no fault, he will not e covered. Mrs. Third said many of those from a dead Sioux and disguis- his scalp was untouched. That ed himself that way and made Sioux's respect for Knowing Indians, All the other men had Curley to go back v,iih me. But I increased my caution the rest Captain von Berg remembered the famous charge well be"I picked up two other scouts cause he was only a few miles and we made our way to the from the scene where scene of the battle. We looked over the battlefield trying to needless sacrifice brought about find the body of General Custer. could have been prevented by a ' great admirer of the general was attached to General Custer. knew the respect "Sadly he told me what had who interviewed many of the Hair." He was bareheaded. One Indians who participaled in the every man would be killed he batUe for his book F a l l , " describe! Corlay'i participation: "Miles away, in the appetite direction (from General Or**'; headquarters) (zvrelhtt «Wjh from the LitU* Big Horn the young Crow »cout at a followed down TuDock't Creek to the Yellowstone Mver the night of June 2S. Seeing a Men* across the river next moraine, he waved and talked si** t» Tom Leforge, a sqnaw man living with the Crowt and servirtg General Terry guide through the Reading Curley's gesture!, Leforge was the first white m*» to get «n eyewitness account of Custer's defeat. Curley. who was 17. laid he had not actually taken part in the fight and had seen only enough of the battle to realize what the inevitable outcome must be. Overnight he became a hero. No cavalryman lived lo report on the destruction and so Curley's story remained the standard accepted account of the battle. Three other Crow s c o u t ! , Goes A h e a d . White Man Runs Him and Hairy Moccasin, were closer to the battle, but their versions were not accepted for they wer* said to have deserted the Seventh Cavalry. MORE ACCOUNT DISPUTED Miller disputes von B e r g ' a account of Curley's escape in the Sioux blanket. "On that hot day of June 25 any blanket would have been as conspicuous as a suit of armor." Von Berg, born in Germany Oct. 18, 1835, started painting when he came to America at the age of 19. He joined forces with fur traders in Iowa and because the established fur traders had a monopoly on the good* to trade to the Indians von Berg started painting Indians in exchange for their furs and pelts. In the Civil War von B e r g served as a scout for Union forces with the 27th Iowa Regiment. After the war he was a guide for visiting nobility and was with the hunts arranged for Lord Fenton of England and the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia in 1872. After many years as Army scout and hunting guide, v o n Berg came to Fayetteville. In 1888 he purchased a farm near Goshen and later married Martha Louisa Mayes. In 1904 he moved to Fayetteville and built a house on East Mountain facing his west. The first night spent in the new house Fayetteville citizens wer* startled to hear Taps played at 9 p.m. It was a sound they learned to expect for von Berg _. played the call every nijht unta .,=, his deaUnin IMS. On the day he died some even elahn they .. . James Scholtz and Mrs. Peggy Hoffman, assistant director and registrar re- Ta'p s 5 sounding 'from 51 spectively o/ VA museum, examine original painting mountain home. · (TIMESphoto By Ken Good) 'CURLEY' ADDED TO NATIONAL GALLERY ""* Vandals Bite Into Tax Dollar Vandalism to barricades and theft of warning signal lights Gosling Fayetteville taxpayers money, street superintendent Clayton Powell said today. Since last December approximately 36 dozen flashing amber signal lights have been stolen or destroyed Powell who contact her are under lhc[said. Each light costs $1750 misconception t h a t the pro-f p ] l ] S $2 for batteries and $1.25 "ram covers damage to auto- eac h to add on-off switches or mobiles. It does not., she said. t only covers individuals invol- r ed in an accident. She also stressed that if a 301 icy holder does not L\vant the coverage, he must make a rc- pon.se to his insurance com- any to reject it, · Tort rights (the right o f ' an ndividnal to SUP another parly or damages) are not affected iy Ihc new law, which was trongly supported by trial law- the city was able to build its own barricades at m u c h less cost, he said. Another problem Powell said, it that people often [drive into barricades. Some of that pro- to properly protect citizens may s«m iniignificant, h* from possible hazards. So Ihe said, in th* overall program. city steps in and barricades the but it is not only the cost of area. (repairing the equipment but th* VANDALISM COSTS |time the equipment must b* out The city also faces consider-:of service that really eo*ts, able costs from vandalism and All this adds to the cost of b!em, he said, is caused by t h e ' d a m a g e to city owned equip- building and maintaining city theft of the flashing lights. ment which, for one reason or streets, Powell said. H« added A large supply of barricades another, must he left at a con-!that it costs the city an average Assessment Due On Land Used For Agriculture Washington County assessor Paul Rtshing is reminding citizens who live inside city limits, but use their property for agricultural purposes, tiinl Jnly 1 is the deadline to apply for an adjusted property assess ment. Act IBS of the 1%3 legislature states that land used for agricultural. livestock, timber, etc.. may he assessed according to that use, rather t h a n as subdivision land or urban property. To qualify [or the lower agricultural assessment, land owners must apply to !.he assessor between Jan. 1 and July 1. The county CQuali/ation board makes a decision on each application in its August session. Rushing emphasizes that it is necessary lor land owners to apply for consideration under the act each year since failure to do so one year maker, the property ineligible for the reduction in taxes for Ihe next four years. The 1969 act docs not necessarily apply to farm land a total of $21.25 per light. The 432 lights which have been destroyed or stolen cost the city an initial $9,180. The signal lights are not just any old flashing light. They must meet rigid specifications of the federal Highway Depart-! ment, Powell said. The pro~blem of missing signal lights was brought into focus about two weeks ago when a string of freight cars rolled across Garland Avenue, blocking traffic u n t i l a switch engine could be brought to Fayetteville from Monet, Mo. Powell s a i d the new supply of flashing lights the city has purchased -- only three dozen this time-- were in use al var- sites around of men had io be dispatched to the scene to warn approaching motorists of the freight cars' presence. Powell said the use of barricades and signal lights such as flare pots which do not meet federal standards, cause problems w i t h the city's liability insurance. B a r r i c a d e s , which meet federal standards, have also and signal lights is necessary, struclion sile over night, because o f t e n when utility com- "We've had headlighls contractors make windows broken, parts stolen And. street cuts, they do not have .and instruments smashed," Po- would of $5,000 per year Just to repair and damage caused by vandals. panies or , . , sufficient barricades and lightslwell said. The cost of repairs i maybe yours." he said.' "That IS.ON pave several tttfttf- But Governor's Proposal May Prevail ious construction !own so a crew inside the Rushing said, but it is u s u a l l y those property owners who wish to take advantage of the act. Land in.-mio city limits is taxed considerably higher th«n rural land regardless of its use, , been stolen. Prior to the adop' tion of the federal standards. Flat Rate Salary Increases Said Favored By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The cochairman of the legislative Joint Budget Committee agreed Saturday [hat while most legislators might favor a flat rate salary increase for state employes and public school, university and college teachers, the governor's proposal might prevail instead. Gov. Dale Bumpers has asked the special legislative session, which will convene ne.xt week, to give public school teachers an average co=t-of-liv- ing salary increase of $250 and state employes an increase of about 5.5 per cent. Sen. Robert Harvey of Swifton and Rep. John E. Miller of Melbourne head the Joint Budg- Uing with the decision of what type of raise to recommend for the employes. The committee met Friday only minutes after the Legislative Council recommended that a f l a t raise-or Ihe same increase for cveryone-be given. While most of the committeemen present seemed to favor the f l a t rale method, they could nol agree on a particular form or amount. DIVISION' SEEN Miller, vice chairman of Ihe Legislative Council, said Ihe governor's proposal might he successful in the legislature because "there is such a great division among the legislators. raises 'ailed. "One called for a raise of $350 with a maximum of $550." he recalled. "Another had no minimum with a max- mum of $550, and there wen others.' Rather than either a flat rat* or Bumpers' proposal being to:ally victorious, what's more likely, Miller said, is a compromise whereby the public school teachers would get tht "The legislators. said, ct Committee which is wres- "just can't get together 0:1 just With Use Of State Funds Program Offers Work For Older Residents WANTED: Seven men and women, 55 years of age or older, to work aboul 24 hours per week at $2 per hour. Apply in person at the city managers office, Cily A d m i n i s t r a t i o n Building, 107 W. Mountain St. That's how a "help wanted" ad might read for a program being conducted by the city, as well as other types of governments and organizations on a state-wide basis. Work to be performed will include community service projects such as social, health, welfare, educational, recreational development, maintenance or restoration of natural resorces, community better- ment or beautiFication and environmental protection. The city has seven openings available. Work will probably take Ihe form of p a r k mowing and trimming and helping at the Youth Center, among other things, according to Pam Bryan of the city manager's office. Miss Bryan said there are three requirements in the state sponsored program. Each applicant must be earning less than $2,000 per year; must not be receiving any form of wenare and must submit to a physical examination. Th« normal work week would averag* three-eight hour days. The workers will be paid semi-monthly, with pay periods ending on Ihe 1st and the 15th of each monlh. The work program was established by Act 815 of the 69th General Assembly and is known as the Arkansas Older Worker Community Service Program. The program. M i s s Bryan said, is funded by the state. Currently appropriated funds will last until July of 1975, at which time the state Legislature will consider re enactment of tho program, she said. Those desiring f u r t h e r information may contact Miss Bryan at 521-7700. how much the flat rite e." He noted, for example, that during Friday's 3Vi-hour m*«t- ng several motions with different methods of giving the pay were made, but a3 minimum average J250 would and gel cost-of-llving instate employ*! percentage increase of at least 5.5 per cent mlcss they were in a top-pay- ng bracket. For the Mirier- raid employes, Miller speculated, the legislature might *et · salary raise ceiling. HO IDEAS He had no idea what night happen as far ai eoU«g and university, teacher* wen concerned. Harvey, a legislator tine* 1947. said. "I would My that the Legislative Council 1 ! YOU was an indication that th* l*fi»- lators preferred a flat raise, and frankly I prefer that. I'm assuming the LefialctiT* Council is a good crou-MoUon «C MM legislature. "The only pnbtn it that...the governor! bin wO W before the body while · decision is being reached a* !· what type ot bill yon nafht get on the flat rate. With aU Uw confusion in trying to mill a decision on the other, ttMn't a possibility that tht bill will pas*."

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