Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 12, 1974 · Page 8
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July 12, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Friday, July 12, 1974 FAVETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS To Support 21 Agencies Fayetteville United Fund Sets $149,460 Goal The United Fund of Fayetteville will seek to raise $9,200 more than it did last year for the 21 agencies supported by the community drive. The goal is $149,4GO compared to $140,260 in. 1973. Last year's drive went over the top iwilh $143,367 collected. The budget which allocated funds to the agencies was accepted at a meeting Thursday night at the Fayetteville Holiday Inn. · Allocations were as follows: Abilities Unlimited, $5,000, up $500 from last year; Arkansas Arthritis Foundation, $5,500, no change; Arkansas Heart Association, $3,750, no change; Boy Scouts of America, $10,000 up $250; Council on Aging, $2.200, up $200; Developmental Child Care Association, $3,660, 10 c h a n g e . ; Fayetteville lumane Society, $1,000,' no change; Fayetteville Youth Center, $28,000, up $500; Fayetleville Youth Dental Program, $4,000 no change; ~irl Scouts, $10,000, .Cup $250; Northwest Arkansas Regional Mental il.BOO, Guidance change; Ozark Literacy Council, $750. Lewis Murder Trial Is Postponed The trial of Dennis Wayne Lewis, 17, Wichita, accused ol the murder of J. J. Cobb of Springdale April 8, has been poslponed in Washington Circuit Court. Lewis was scheduled to come to trial Tuesday in Circuit Court on a charge of capital felony murder -- meaning that : t h e state can seek the death penalts for the crime. However, defense attorneys said that preliminary tests on Lewis indicated the need for psychiatric evaluation, whic! the youth will undergo before trial. The trial is now set for Aug. 26, 27, and 28. Cobb was murdered at his business on Hwy. 71 south in Springdale in . what police believed was a robbery at tempt. Health Association, no change; Ozark Center, $2,000 no up $250; Salvation 516,500; up $4,800; Army, United :erebral Palsy, $i,600, no change; United Community Services, $2,250, up $750; U.S.O., $500, no change; Washington County Chapter of the American Red. Cross, $22,500, up $1,750; County Crippled Washington Children's Society, $1,000,,.' .no. .^change; Washington County School for Trainable Children, $5,720, up $520. Youth Bridge, Inc., the merger of the juvenile home- facilities, including Boy Land of Arkansas, Indian Trail House and Youth Attention Home, $4,730. TOTAL ALLOCATION The total allocation to agencies amounts to $132.460. Campaign and administrative expenses will total $9,000 and the uncollectible pledge contingency fund is $8,000, bringing the total budget for 1375 to $149,460. f: T h e Fayetteville Belief Association, was not included in the 1974-75 budget and is expected to meet with the United Fund Appeal Board next week. The budget was presented by Jack Tuck co-chairman of the budget committee with Miss Betty Ughton. Youth Bridge Inc. was given top priority for additional funding by the Executive Committee in case funds collected exceed allocations The second priority went to the ;ed Cross and the third to the Salvation Army. Carl Collier, and Larrj Worsham are co-chairmen ol the 1974 fund campaign which is expected to get underway in September. Collier reported offices have been established for Unitec Fund Headquarters at the rear of the Collier Pharmacy.. He made an appeal for volunteers to help perform the secretarial work at the office. Mrs. Rutl: McCandlcss is United Funt secretary. Collier also announced tha Millard Goff and Frank Parrish will head the major gift cam p. a i g n . Other committee chairmen will be named at a later date I "We are going to work ant with your help we can mee ,he goal," he said. TO SET GUIDELINES George Holjand, United Fiim loard president announce! ;uidelines will be established 'or fund raising activities United Fund agencies seeking capital improvements. Thi study committee is composed of Richard Hipp, chairman Mrs. Nancy McVey, Mrs. Helen Kirby and Wayne Partin. Holland also reported a study of national health agencie which conduct fund campaign will be studied to determine [low. much money is collected the'county and what, percentage returns. The study is being undertaken by the Washington County Health Advisors COSTLY LOVE .,. Spencer Armstrong, 84, and his 82-i/ear-oZd Mde, Beulah, explain their plight to Fred Adams, Social Security official Newlyweds Take $90 Cut In Social Security Committee and Mrs. Betty Battenfield, Mrs. McCandless will serve on the committee as United Fund representatives. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- " I I don't care what anybody does to us, we're not going to live, in sin," says 94-year-old Spencer Armstrong. Armstrong and his 82-year- old bride, Beulah, found out this week that their combined Social Security, payments will be $90 a month..smaller than they were , wheii, 'both ,.were single. ' ' '' ' '·';'',' .'"'': The difference means., the couple won't be able to afford the monthly rent at McKenzie Manor. , The two octogenarians were married last April in'a wedding that was the social event of the year at the rest home. But fiscal reality has bruised the bliss. Combined Social Security and welfare payments for the too totaled $412 a month when they were single. Now they total $322. Their monthly rent $408. What the couple will do next isn't certain. .Armstrong, deeply religious, insists he won't live in sin in order to meet his financial obligations. "I never spoke nothing but the truth in my life nor did nothing wrong; not even run red light," Armstrong sale Thursday. Armstrong, 84, feisty and toothless, took his case to a So cial Security hearing but go "Ittle sympathy. Ava tiood, manager of thi home, said she isn't ready ti evict the old couple. "But have no idea how we're goinj to keep them afloat financial ly," she said. Mrs. Armstrong, 82, said sh doesn't know what they will d if they have to leave. "That's what I'm asking thi administration/ . she saic "Where do they expect thes old people to go?' Abilities Unlimited Inaugurate, Drive To The drive to raise $23,000 to build a new sheltered workshop or Abilities Unlimited of North- vest Arkansas (AUNA) will tart Monday. The final arrangements were made at a called meeting of AUNA's Board of Directors 'liursday at the Downtown Moor Lodge. Nearly 89 workers have ag- eed to conduct the campaign under the. direction of Wesley Gordon, chairman. A kick-off luncheon is cheduled for 12 noon Monday at the Fayetleville Holiday Inn. Campaign cards will be dis- ributed to workers at the lun- heoii and Gordon hopes to con- :lude the drive in a week. The volunteers will solicit contri- jutiuns from businesses and individuals. There will. be no hbuse-to- icuse canvass, but persons in- eresled in contributing may send checks to Abilities Un- imited, P.O. Box 544, Fayetteville, Ark. Abilities Unlimited provides training, for handicapped work ers and the present workshop on Mill Street is woefully inade quale. The $23,000 i s - t h e com' munity's share of federal and state grants of $73,000 which have already been approved. The new workshop will erected on Happy Hollow Hoad south of Eastgate Shopping Center. It will provide doubl the space of the present facility and will make possible install ation of new equipment whic is included in the grant funding Al Griffee announced an addi tional equipment grant of near ly $10.000 that has been mad vailablc, and the local share f $1,900 has been paid out of perating expenses. The direc- ors had authorized Griffee o apply for a loan if the local unds were not available. : Dan Yowell, board president", eporlcd the rental agreement vith Otis Watson for the pro ; , crly. had been signed and the irst month rent ot $75. paid; 'he agreement contains an option to purchase at a cost f $7,500. Yowell. introduced Dayton tralton contractor for the new. vorkshop. ' ·. 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