Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 25, 1974 · Page 16
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 16

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 25, 1974
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16 * Northwest Arkantos TIMES, Tu«. r Jun« 25, 1974 F A Y C T T C V I t L E . ARKANSAS On 'Auction' Program Public TV Director Has Mixed Emotions By JAY SHARBUTT NASHVILLE. Tenn. (AP) -The program director of this city's public TV station admits .0 mixed emotions when the Public Broadcasting Service's nc\v national program "auc- ion" began last month. "My first reaction was good, that for the first time local stations were going to have some input into what is going to be seen nationally," said Gaylord Ayers of WDCN-TV here. "But my second reaction," he laughed, "was close to panic because wo started getting a flood of information about the programs and this system. And it is extremely complicated." Kor Ayers and others like him working for the nation's 151 public TV licenses, the panic is over - until next year - and now they're concentrating on d r a w i n g up their 1974-75 pro gram schedules. All took part in PBS' new Largest Contributor WASHINGTON (AP) The Teamsters Union is the largesl single contributor to the Nation al Citizens Committee for Fair ness to the Presidency, th committee's president says. Rabbi Baruch Korff said Sat urday that the Teamsters have donated $25,000 to the g r o u which opposes the impea mcnt of President Nixon. He said other support for t . organization has come almos exclusively from individual with donations only occasion ally as large as $100. In Bicentennial Series These are sonic of the s t a r s who will appear in and n a r rate "Bicentennial Minutes" n television scries consisting (if 732 one-minute siiccials to be hrnacli-nsl every clay helwcen .July -1 this year and -Tilly 4, 197fi in enmmefliinralinn of Amcrien's hiceiilenninl. Clockwise frnni top left art! Edward Asner, Jean Staplcton, George Kennedy, Gail Fisher, Glenn Ford and James Franciscus. (AP Wirephoto) 2 Lawmakers Limit Support By R I C H A R D J. MALOY TIMES Washington Kiircau WASHINGTON -- Here is a roundup of news items gathered in tbe nation's capital by I h e staff of our Washington Bureau. POLITICS AND M O N E Y : Reform - minded congressmen are discovering it is possible lo finance their polilical campaigns wilhout becoming indentured to big-money interests. In the wake of campaign finance scandals exposed by Watergate, a number of com;ress- men announced Ihey would no-longer accept large contributions from supporters. Some a l i m i t of $1,QUO on Ihe amount Ihey would take fi'om a single donor, but others set the limit at $100. One of the latler a Republican Pete Dunont. freshman from a wealthy man because? nf his family connections. DuPont made the decision lo accept gifts of less t h a n $300 with some concern, because he feared lie might not be able lo raise enough (hat \vav to finance his campaigns. But now he has reported his backe - · will be n .four percent boost in the si?:e of Social Security checks which oldsters receive the first week in July. Tbe reason is that Congress, late last year approved an 11 per cent Social Security benefit increase, dividing it in two steps, with seven percent effective at ihu start of the year ami Hie remaining 4 per cent effective this month, The J u n e boost wi]l first shou up in the checks mailed out early next month. CITY HALL: More people than ever before are on city hall payrolls across the nation, according lo a new Census Bureau report. The report showed municipal governments employed 2J96.000 persons when a survey was made l a t e last fall, a five ncr- Delcwarc a n r i l c e n l hike from the year before. During Ihc past five years there has been a 17 perccn' increase in the number of cit government employes across the nation. The average full-time cil\ employe earned S811 per monti: last year, according to the sur Inflation sponded well to his self-imposed p r o g r a m cooperative" ini lich stations for the first time d to pay a fair-share portion 30 to 40 per cent of the nation- programming they'd gotten ee in previous years. And Ayers, his ordeal over, w has only cheers for the stern and thinks "it has a e 11 e r than even chance of orking." The cooperative came about artly because ol dwindling deral and foundation dollars r national public TV pro- amming. But its oasic aim was to imulate stronger grassroots ipport for local stations and eater direct involvement by ose stations by making them elp pay for some of the ational shows they.propose to r. To help start it, the Corpora- on for Public Broadcasting nd the Ford Foundation pir $10.5 million in grants to elp stations "buy" the cooperative's shows, but to get its hare each station had to kick n one dollar Tor every three t got from the CPB-Ford supply. At WDCN, one of Nashville's our TV stations, the grant came to $60.191. The required matching sum of $20,064 was easily reached a n d exceeded, Ayers said, despite initial fears of fiscal woe. When the station held its a n n u a l fund drive in March, he said, "we did get a sizeable increase. We found this time we had fewer big donations, bu more medium and smal" donations..." Why? Ayers said he doesn' really know, "but it strongly suggests our average viewer is increasingly aware he's got to dig down now and really help pay for the shows he or sh' wants on public TV." The local take this year, he said, came to $87,000, or 17. per cent more than was raisef last year for WDCN, whose sig nal is seen not only here bu in 38 predominantly rural sur rounding counties. Adutt Center Programs Set Tograms and activities are inounced for the week of June 4-2B at the Community Adult nter. Mrs. Victor Nixon and Chuck nes, both of Berryville, wil ng several selections at Wed sday's program. Mrs. Nixoi the wife of former Centra nited Methodist Church minis r, Vic Nixon. Jones is a music ajor at the University of Ar ansas in Fayetteville. He wi] ^company Mrs. Nixon on the ano and also sing a duet witl er. Games will be payed Friday articipants are asked to brlnj white elephant to be used a ·izes. Anyone 50 years of age o der is invited to attend th rograms of the Adult Center or further information phon 43-3512. SINGING SERVICE WITH THE SINGING FAULKNER FAMILY 7 p.m. Wednesday Nite, June 26 EVANGELSTIC CHAPEL 25 E. SOUTH-FAYETTEVH1E EVERYONE WELCOME WASHINGTON (AP) -- StM-.' JOTS from Texas, New Mexico '; nd Arkansas voted against t ; Senate amendment Monday; hat would have cut income' axes $6.6 billion and raised : corporate taxes $7 billion. ' The measure was defeated ·4-33. : Vote 'Nay' Enjoy Cool Comfort fwiM,wcMC,( TWff J**» ·?"* 1AIHE, MAT *»»AVmZt^ I" RUPTURE-EASER hr rafcciU. twM tan* isrot $6.95 ·""·« COY MAC BOYD, D.D.S. ANNOUNCES The Opening of His Office For the Practice Of GENERAL DENTISTRY 106 North Locust Fayettevlile, Arkansas Open Daily Mon. thru Fri. Telephone 521-3880 being more than S10G and "the average contribution being S1G. monslrates that enough cifi/ens will make small coiitribulions signaled as living in povertv. A f a m i l y of four, w i t h ah an- nua ' . is al. . EO defined as living al a poverty DuPont als called on fool- ,,,TM r i,, i,..._, .,.,,_. ha\ gi spe DuPont als called on fool- A n n u a l povertv level defini dragging congressmen to enact tions are issuoit b" ihe ^campaign reform bill which Department of Labor i, Landers Disputes Bumpers' Stand On Pay Hikes LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- State Rep. Lacy Landers of Bcnton disputed Monday GOT'. Dale Bumpers' assertion that granting a flat across-lhe-hoard pay ncrease for stale employes would create too many administrative problems. lie macte the remarks during a Legislative Joint Budget Committee meeting. The committee voted against adopting a motion to give stale employes a flat $500 pay boost. Landers said the across-the- board ffal-amouni raise would lie cheaper than the governor's n. He said his plan would cost about $6,178,000, including $2,859,098 from the state's general revenue fund. T h e governor's proposal would cost §6,702,687, according to the latest Department of Finance and Administration figures. It would include 53,293,295 from general revenue. Bumpers proposes to give an additional one-slop increase in ihe state Job Classification and Compensation Plan. He said this woutd equal about a 5.5 per cent boost in income. Budget Director Joe Stewart of Ihe DFA said that Landers' figures on general revenue did not include fringe benefits but the general revenue figure under Bumpers 1 plan did include fringes. Hop. Ray S. Smith Jr. of Hot Springs opposed Landers' proposal. He said MIR committee needed more information and lime to consider the Ipngtcrm effects before approving an across-the-board raise for state employes. Landers said he had talked to employes in the higher pay grades - those which would get the most money under Bumpers' pay proposal -- and (hat they favored the across (he-board concept. has been able to raise S5:n.(![;.! : from 12.705 donors an a v e r a g e of weiker - M I U T A H V ACADEMIES: COOL CLOTHING: Federal bureaucrats are expected to don casual clothing to cope with Washington's steamy s u m m e r weathc-r. _ The reason is thai air condi- tionirrg thermostats have b-:t-n raised to 78 degrees in pover;- ment buildings here tin's s u m - mer as an enercy conservation measure. Energy Chief John C. Sawhill issued clothing guide-lines for the employes in his office, which are expected to bo folio-.ved by most other agencie" He says it is okay for men to come to work in open-necked, short- sleeved shirts and for women to wear neat, comfortable and coo! clothes fo the office. S a w h i l l said government workers should be comfortable on the job. but also cautioned that there will be some occasions when a coat and tie will be appropriate. SWEET TOOTH: Americans' per - capita con^umpLion of c a n d y was 18.7 pounds last year, according to a Commerce Department report The report also said U.S. confectionery manufactures ship, ped a record S2.I billion worth of candy last year, a gain of «gm percent over the amount of candy ihippecl the previous ytai. SOCIAL SECURITY: There He announced he will immed- JOIN lately start accepting applications from qualified young \yo- mcn in his state who desire to enroll in one of the military academics. At the same time he urged the Pentagon (o -get the academies (o change their policies and admit women. Sip it slow... Kentucky Beau V/e've been making gentlemen's whiskey in Kentucky since 1800. And everything we know has gone inlo Kentucky Beau. We took our lime making it. 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