Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 3, 1974 · Page 15
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 15

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 3, 1974
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In Virginia Mountains Community For Retarded Adults Successful By VIVIAN BROWN AP Mewsfeatnres Writer In a self-contained · working community, retarded adults may live happily ever afUr. The idea gels away from i.v slitutiqnaUzed communities by providing tha kind of housing that is enjoyed by normal people. Such a plan seems to be ticking away happily on a 400-acre farm, Innisfree Village, in.the Blue Ridge Mountains near Crn/flt and Oharlottesville, Va., where the fir^t four of 20 or so pre-.engineered houses are nestled, and wliere 24 retarded over-17s work and live with 17 normal, unsalaried co-workers and their 13 children. It is another way to solve the problem of what happens to retarded adulls. About the time normal children are being kick- .ed p u t . of the family nest to make their -own way the re tarded child, who has finished schooling and is unable to cope with public transportation, may begin to face a lifetime .of se Bonner To Lead Planning Seminars William Si Bonner, head o the University of Arkansa Division of Community Affairs will lead seminars at the 20t: annual Summer Institute in Urban Planning at the Georgi Institute of Technology a Atlanta July 8-13. ; , The University has been a co sponsor of the institute for 1 years, during which . tim Bonner. has bten a leader ii the Institute. · The institute, is' intended t offer training in basic plannin. techniques useful to individual employed by federal, state areawide and local plannin agencies. 'The contents an methods o f ' . conducting Ui courses are fitted to the neer of those in planning .and relate fields who have not ha professional, training or wh wish to broaden their training Bonner will conduct session on the planning ' agency an transportation planning. Hilary work In a sheltered at- osphere as an adult. At Innisfree. named for t!ie '. B. Yeats poem, the long me dream of its director, einz Kramp, has changed tnat d idea, and he hopes to estab- sh'other communities of the ort, he .said in a phone inter- lew. He became interested in etardatibn through studies and things .of the retarded in Jontgomery County, Va. FUTURE PLANS "We are moving toward the lea of smaller numbers in the uture rather than one commu- ity that would continue to row ,in size, perhaps several ommunities of less than the 50 planned for this one. We might spread to other states." The retarded weave, bnilc 'oorien objects and bake some 00 loaves of wholewheat brenc ach day during normal work ours, Everything has a ready market. As more money becomes vailable, more villagers wil e accepted. A nominal fee is harged for tuition. Other than the fact there an 10 locks on bedroom doors am ivery room is safety proof witl prinkler and alarm systems he contemporary houses witl heir built-in normal familie are not very different from otii er houses in which ne'.'ma people live, and the "vlllag :rs;" as they are known, ar ree to roam about. As they progress, a series o houses may accommodal hern-, commented Margare ieaf, a design consultant wit Techbuilt, who added sma changes to the company's "basi louses. She was especially ir terested in the work -- she ha' done, studies on the retarded Massachusetts and had bee actively engaged in child leg! ation in Connecticut befor joining the North Dartmouth Mass., housing company, an she is excited by what she ha seen at Innisfree. ADJUSTMENTS "The villagers may move t smaller .houses as they along, after living perhaps the largest one -- 11' bedroom -- at first. As he adjusts, h Industry Announced MONTOMGERY, Ala. AP -- Gov. George C. Wallace ha announced .plans for what h called the largest single-indu trial development in state hi lory, contraction, of a $2.75 bi lion nuclear fuel plant. The privately funded plan will'employ 1,400 workers an spend $23 million a year. It wi manufacture nuclear fuel an will have the capacity of su] plying up to 90 nuclear powe plants a year. Criminal Costs WASHINGTON AP) - It costing more for the Unite States and other countries keep? track of alternation criminal operations. The House on Monday a proved a measure Increasii by $40,000--or 50 per cent--U. dues to Inlerpol, the Inte national Criminal Police Orgar iz ation headquartered in Pan The U.S. figure amounts about six per cent of Interpoi budget. NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS IN THE TIMES Northwest Arkqnjeu TIMES, Wed., July 3, 1974 «1 PAYETTEVILLE. ARKANSAS T5 ay move a quarter of a mile vay to a smaller house. Later may live in a duplex, per aps," she explained. Since slio icame involved with the farm e has noticed marvelous ogress in the physical and nolional development of many the villagers, she says. She spent four days in the oodworking shop helping to dapt the machinery to the ouse. There is a liberal use of ass in all the houses. Nine oms are on the second level one of the 'houses, which dapt easily to change because their post and beam con- ruction. Partitions can be put anywhere because no inleri- r wall bears weight, so there as no difficulty. "The most marvelous thing as that the villagers helped uild the houses with the biiilcl- The four-loot sections are asily pu t together," she re- larked. "Sliding glass .doors open on ome patios from the living ooms and the decks provide lace for sunning and picnick ng. Kitchens were adapted tile changes -- cabinets opun n either side below the pass irough between kitchen and lining room; and shelves. arc lose together so dishes nee lot be carried too far withou icing rested," she said. "The hcuses can look differ :nt on each site · depending on placement, size and the mix o anels, yet the architecture cai novide a louk of continuity vithout giving an inslitutiona ook, one of th» main objec ives. "On the drawing board, too,' he continued "is a community lall with a plan that includes a preschool for country childre vhich is scheduled to absor he retarded further into noi mal community life." t COMPLETE LINE Of BUILDING MATERIALS QUALITY MATERIALS at DISCOUNT PRICES BANKAMERICARD · MASTER CHARGE WELCOME DELIVERY SERVICE - ALSO NEW HOMES AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS KELLEY BROTHERS 2401 NORTH GREGG ON West Township North Giegg Phone 442-2351 SPECIAL BUY WARDS 7V2-HP MOTOR HELPS KEEP WATERWAYS FREE FROM POLLUTION OUTSTANDING VALUE! 179.99 V 5 . H P BOAT MOTOR Air copied. ^ _ -~ T w i s t - g r i p I VU throttle. I «| g 199 179 REG. 189.88 Recirculating fuel system cuts fuel waste, oil slicks to keep water clean. F-N gearshift for docksida warm-ups, non-jolt takeoffs. Air-cooled motbr won't clog or freeze; water-cooled exhaust. Twist-grip throttle for easy one-hand operation. Lightweight for easy toting and mounting. Evelyn Hills Open Tomorrow, July 4th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. We just completed our annual inventory and it reveals that we are overstocked in some areas. Buy at these unusual savings and help us get our inventory down. LARGE GROUP MEN'S KNIT SLACKS REGULAR 14.00 15.00 16.00 18.00 20.00 SALE 10.97 11.87 12.77 13.87 14.97 SIZES 28- 42 Men's Knit SPRING SUITS SIZES REGULAR PRICE SALE PRICE 55.88 36 to 48 REGULARS 79.98-85.00 AND LONGS 89.98-97.50 Alterations Extra PRINTED DOTTED SWISS Reg. 2.29 yd. 45" Wide Permanent Press ENTIRE SELECTION Men's Knit SPORT COATS REGULAR SALE 39.98 27.88 36.88 45.88 49.98 ss.oo 59.98 69.98 DOOR BUSTERS 100% POLYESTER KNIT FABRIC 1 2 Price 1. 60" Wide Reg. 3.98 yd. Yd. Group Ladies' Shoes and Sandals Limited Selection Double Knit Fabric Bathing Suits for JL the Entire Family 2 PRAIRIE GROVE, AR. CRESCENTS DEPARTMENT STORE INC.

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