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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 27, 1974
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N*rrttwMt Arkanux TIMES, Thurv, Jun. 77, 1974 FAVITTIVILLI. A * K A N » A » PSI Flushing Poll Louisiana Waterworkers Devise New TV Rating LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -The boys at the Lafayette waterworks rton't need television to know when it's h a l f t i m e during the Monday n i g h t football game. They say they have a -sure- f i r e method of m e a s u r i n g TV a u d i e n c e s --the halhroom habits of tube addicts. Jim Love, water department superintendent, says a graph gauging water pressure in the city dips during the commercials and plunges at show's end when viewers trek to the toilet. The record drop it! water pressure to date, a plunge of 26 pnunds per square inch (PSI) nf water pressure, came «t the ··i of the TV showing of the ···vie "Airport." The movie ''-'ion" chalked u p 2 2 a n d 'S- Good. The Bad and The "" cherkert in with a re- ··ible 19. "^ .= niri viewers apparently "'or nature's call a n y time '··e less interesting shows, ·' he says the night "Airport" ·« p l a y i n g "viewer interest ·creased to a point where the '·''evision commercials show u p as regularly spaced, but radical, drops in water pressure. BOMB AT 8:30 "At approximately 8:30 a bomb exploded in the airplane on the screen, and f r o m then u n t i l · p.m.. when the pilot landed safely and the movie ended, viewer interest was sti great that almost nobody left their television set to do anything." Then, kcr-plooey, the 25- pound drop. The flush was so great that city policemen were sent out to see if kids were opening up fire hydrants "before we realized that It was just ^ a n all-time great television dip." Love says. "You've got to remember, that If 20.000 people f l u s h four gallons of water at one time, that's 80,000 gallons used in about a minute." He says the advent of color television tipped off the gang at the water plant. ' ' T h e r e were certain unexplainable drops in water pressure that began appearing on our charts at r e g u l a r Intervals in the early 1950s," said Charles Bajat. water production superintendent. "We couldn't figure out what they were, until someone noticed t h a t they coincided with .the end of 'Bonanza' and 'Walt Disney' -- the only two color shows on television. "Back in the days of the fights, we could tell when each round ended. Ttie same is true today of Monday night baseball and football, iwith betwccn-in ning and half-time drops in pressure." Love never has compared the graph's accuracy to that of the regular television survey out fits, but he chuckles at the thought of some irate polilican whose opponent got a bigger dip in water pressure: "And n o w . fellow Americans here's Congressman Blah--first in war, first iti peace and firsl on the PSI Poll." Fulbright Thinks Russians May Aid Nixon Politically WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. I.W. Fulbriglil, D-Ark., said in Senate speech Wednesday bat because of Watergate the Russians may be inclined to belp President Ni.xon "with imely politically useful con cessions." Fulbright. the chairman of the Senale Foreign Relations Commitlee. was referring to Nixon's summit meeting Ibis week with Soviet leader Leonid 3rezhnev. He said Watergate may help \ixon by giving him an added nccnlivc for "productive, sponsible foreign policy." If Watergate is h a m p e r i n g .lie administration's foreign policy. Fulbriglil said. "It is lot the doing of the Russians but. the cold warriors al liorne." lie said Sen. Henry Jackson. D-Wash., and others continue "dangerous meddling in the internal affairs of the Soviet Union" by pressing for free emigration as a price for trade concessions. Fulbright said t h a t because of t h a t American pressure the Russians have cut back emigration 25 per cent this year. A general accord on trade seems probable at the summit meeting, he said, with a good chance of an agreement limit- said. U.S. Labor Funds LITTLE HOCK (AP) -- Ar ;ansas will receive $2.3 million from the U.S. Labor Department for manpower and trailing programs under the Comprehensive employment and T r a i n i n g Act and the Emergency Employment Act. Tlie funds, which are part of a $620 million allocation nationwide, consist of $806,200 in Title II money under CETA's public service employment program million under the and $1.5 EEA. The money, allocated for fiscal year 1975. is for training and jobs for the unemployed Ex-Senator Gruen'mg Of Alaska Dies WASHINGTON ( A P ) - For incr Sen. Ernest Gruening Alaska, line of the earliest am strongest congressional oppo nenls of the Vietnam war, dead. Cruening, 87, died Wednesdaj night in a Washington hospital of cancer of the colon. He was one of two senators I vote against the 1964 Tonki: Gulf resolution, which Presi dent Lyndon B. Johnson use as a functional declaration war in Southeast Asia. "All Vietnam is not worth th life of a single American boy,' Gruening once said. The resolution, approved b Congress two days after John son requested it, authorized advance the President's usin "all necessary steps, includin the use of armed force" i Vietnam. The resolution was approvec unanimously by the House. For mer Sen. Wayne L. Morse, D Ore., was the only other Senat dissenter. Gruening voted against a appropriations to the war cffo until his defeat in the Demc erotic primary in 11)63. He crusaded for variou causes, including populatio control and statehood f Alaska, during careers as jour natist and puhlic official. NEW YORK BORN A New York native, he graduated from Harvard Med cal School in 1912 but he nev practiced medicine. Instead h worked 22 years as editor an reporter for various new papers and magazines, amoi them the liberal magazine, Th Nation, for which he was man aging editor. 1939, Gruening was a pointed governor of Alaska an promptly hung a prophetic a star flag on the front of t" mansion in Juncau. "A c mocracy has no business ha ing colonies,"- he said. He was governor of the ter: lory for 14 years and aft statehood became one Alaska's first two elected sen tors. After a decade in the Scnat Gruening's age and resentme to his super-dove stance caug up with him in 1968, when lost the Democratic nomlnati to Sen. Mike Gravel. Out of office at age with special consideration gix'en to veterans, welfare recipients and former manpower trainees. Most of the jobs are in the Hiblic a'gencies under the authority of local govcrmcuts who arc the primary sponsors ol manpower programs. Wyeth Farmhouse GUSHING. Maine (A! 1 ) -- A mhouse in this village made mous in paintings by Andrew ycth has become the center a dispute between the artist id some local residents. Wyelh's wife said Wednesday that "I had a hard t i m e con- v i n c i n g Andrew to come back to Gushing t h i s summer, and we're t h i n k i n g of leaving permanently." T h e controversy centers around the farmhouse depicted in Wyelh's "Christina's World." The structure was made into museum for Wyelh's work .971. Hut il in closed last . . summer after two lawsuits and c o m p l a i n t s from residents about the heavy tourist traffic. The SVyoths divide their lime between Gushing and Chadds Ford. Pa. Mrs. Wyclh said the museum may he moved to anolher town. "Not one person gave us a vote of confidence, not one, Mrs. Wyelh said. Th. TIMES b On Top of Th* News Seven Days a W««k Gruelling went back to journ. ism, rejoining The Nation as an editorial associate, Burz On Beef ATHENS Ga. 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