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New Miss Arkansas Is Chosen Saturday In Beauty Competition .I.,. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) _.i. Rhonda Kay Pope, 21, of Hot Â·Â° Springs, who was crowned Miss "'.'. Arkansas before a cheering "" crowd here Saturday night, told .-,, a news conference Sunday that ;,,.Â· she would change her talent for .;;. the Miss America Pageant. ,:, Miss Pope sang a vocal iried- Â·; ley popularized by. Barbra -Â· Streisand -- "Sweet In~ spiration" and "Where He .^ Leads" -- for her talent in the Miss Arkansas Pageant. However, she said Sunday M that for the Miss America Pag~ eant she would sing "Friends" -- a song that iwon her the Miss Hot Springs title. She said that she thought "Friends" relates to her better and that the audience would relate better to it. Miss Pope had s a i d after being crowned Saturday night that she wouldn't change her talent. Miss Pope, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pope said she wants to work w i l l : young people because she doesn't think society listens to them. She said that she would like to be a youth director at a church but wants to return to college and take courses in child psychology. After being crowned Saturday night, she had said she wanted to become a special education instructor SOMEONE TO TALK TO' Miss Pope told newsmen tha adults have a tendency to "turn off" youth who need someone to whom, they can tell their troubles., "If I'm depressed and if have someone I can talk to always feel better," she said She has attended Gulf Coas Bible College at Houston to ; one year and Henderson Stat College at Arkadelphia for om semester. Before entering th Miss Hot Springs pageant -_ her first beauty contest, sh worked for an accounting firm here. Ford Celebrates WASHINGTON (AP) _ Vic ,, President Gerald R. Ford cele - brated his 61st birthday with Sm . a i" d , in n" party at his home " .,, Ab Â° ut I0 Personal friends o the Fords were invited to th Sunday night dinner. Ann Payton of West Mcm- liis, who has been chaperoning jast Arkansas contestants to ho Hot Springs pageant for 16 ears, will accompany Miss "Â·ope to the Miss America Pag- ant, officials said Sunday. Miss Pope, who measures 354-36, had won the preliminary wimsuit competition Thursday ight. She is the first Miss Hoi prings to win the title since uzanne Scudder took the rown in 1957. Miss Pope stands 5-fcct-5'A ml weighs 116 pounds. She has ireen eyes and frosted hair. She has sung with a religous oik group and enjoys cooking, vater skiing and singing. FIRST RUNNERUP First.runnerup was Judy Kin- iannon, 21, of Scotland, who vas Miss State College of Aransas. She sang "I Gotta Be ile." . Aretha Kay Bagsby, 18, of ,larksville, one of the two black entrants in t h e pageant, vas second runnerup, Miss 3agsby, who represented Col- cge of the Ozarks, sang Roberta Flacks' "Killing Me Soft- s'." She also received the $1,000 H. S. "Brooks" Coleman Memorial Talent Award. Third and fourth runnersup, Â·espectively, were Debbie Carson, 20, of Harrison, who was Miss Arkansas Tech, and Shclia Allen, 21, of North Little Rock, who represented her hometown. Miss Carson, using a "Kung Fu"-type theme, performed a arate-modem dance- routine to "'Enter the Dragon." Miss Allen, whose sister Marilyn Kay Allen was Miss Arkansas in 19C9, performed a gymnastics routine to "Rhapsody in Blue." The remaining top 10 finalists were Joyce McCormaek of Little Rock, Miss Little Rock; Dinah McKinie of Hampton, Miss Southern State College; Debbie Benson of Jonesboro, Miss Jonesboro; Debbie Knighl of Jonesboro, Miss White River and Fenner Slice Upchurch of Fayetteveille, Miss University of Arkansas. The Miss Congeniality crown was shared by Donna Funderburk, 19, Miss El Dorado, and Darlene Crow, 19, Miss Bates ville. Miss Crow was the second black entrant in the pageant, Firms Find Hiring Housewives And Retired Persons Profitable NEW MISS ARKANSAS .. .Rhonda Kaye Pope, representing the host clly oj Rot Springs, receives the crown of Miss Arkansas jrom Becky Jean Hume, her predecessor Saturday night Disability Income Plot Backfires BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) )lot to collect disability insurance backfired .with the fatal shooting of a Buffalo' steelworker, police say. Bobby Cunningham, 26, arranged for two teen-agers to "shoot him in the leg" July 6 but a stray bullet struck him in the head, Leo Donovan, homo- cide bureau chief, said Sunday. Murphy, Davis, 10, Buffalo, who police said fired the fatal shot, has been charged with first-degree manslaughter and possession of a dangerous weapon. Another Buffalo youth, 15, has been charged with juvenile "both youths said they would be paid a sum of $50 if they could obtain a weapon and then shoot him (Cunningham) in the eg," Donovan said. delinquency and Family Court. petitioned to "Cunningham has been employed at the nearby Lackawanna plant of the Bethlehem Steel Co., and told the youths with whom he plotted he could collect disability insurance if he was wounded in the leg," Donovan said. In their statements to police Attending Program Frank O'Donnel, Arkansas Western Gas Company's Fayetteville-Springdale manager,"is in attendance at the 21st annual M i d d l e M a n a g e m e n t Development Program being held at Texas AI University. F o r t y - f o u r g a s industry members from 13 states are registered for the course sponsored by the Southern Gas Association. Directing the course is Dr. Frank H. Dolterweich, AI professor of engineering and educational services director for the SGA. AI is the only university with its natutral gas engineering curriculum accredited by the Engineers C o u n c i l f o r Professional Development, By VIVIAN BROWN Men and women retirees and housewives are gelling a lift in jobs that are either "temporarily permanent" or "permanently temporary," depending on your point of view. In fact, steady "temporary work" is providing a new lease on life" for a great many people. High school and college graduates even use it to test their aptitudes in various jobs, says William ;0lsleri, founder and chairman of the board of a company that specializes ir temporary services. "Two major corporations in New Jersey have turned ovei their mail rooms to retirees Every facet of receiving and distribution is manned entirelj by the temporary help," observed Olsten, who was a pio neer when he founded his owi service 24 years ago. In addition to Â· the boost fo; retirees who want to keep busy the system has cut down on turnover and absenteeism fo employers, Olsten notes. Some 'big companies evei call back their own retiree, who are on pension, he remark ed. Some retirees become qua si-consultants and some an lired on a 30-day renewabl jasis. The company may get ai opportunity to reemploy help i may have spent long years i training. HOUSEWIVES FIT As for housewives, they ar into every job facet, and if the are n o t , they aren't givin themselves a chance, he says. "A housewife shouldn't coun herself out of the job inarke because she hasn't actual jo experience,", he points out. "I assessing her potentials, sh may find volunteer work or telephone committee job ha given her skills that can be to use for pay. If she has soli ited funds for the local n'ospiU or whatever, it may indica the ability to sell or to canvas for a pollster. "The housewife who pridi. herself on nothing more tha being an astute shopper mig qualify as a comparison sho P e , r ' ' he continues. "Women who have kept household books might do well in accounting or budgeting departments. If she "a? typed, school papers for her children she has passed the tirst stage and can. look at a ping job as a possibility." High school graduates may ave accumulated experience prking on school papers or ifli computers or audio-visual :iuipmcnt. Ditto the college irl wh may have acquired all inds of little career skills. 01- ten has a feeling that many eople "case into their ca- eers" and he thinks temporary Â·ork provides that opportunity o youthful aspirants. AGE UNIMPORTANT Although 90 per cent of the emporary placements are lousewives in the 26 to 40-or-so igc bracket, age is no deter ent to temporary work, lie ad 'iscs. One 81-year-old woman i loing light assembly work on i emporary basis. But many old er women are put off from ap jlying because they feel Ihi 'world has left them behind." Some temporary workers ar vidows, some have bee: deserted by husbands, soin ire divorced and many prefc lie temporary. work hccaus hey can make their own hour ind work schedules so they ca je on hand for family event and vacations. One woman wit seven children completed a co ege education at night whi! doing temporary work durin :he day. .The firm's 131 offices in th United Slates and Canada pu out some 60,000 jobs last yea and it makes an effort to mo\ temporary workers up the lac der. A woman might start as a clerk -- "we try to get he some light typing" -- Olste commented, and Ihcn si might train as a typist. Whe she can achieve 50 words minute she is on her way to regular typing job. They are i terested in furthering such a vances, he observed "becau: the skills are needed." Although women want equ job opportunities -- drivii t r u c k s , construction w o r climbing telephone poles "they aren't exactly knockin down doors to get those ha jobs," Olslcn insists. Son women drive light panel true and many work on assemb lines. The industrial progra which offers such jobs al takes over jobs that are oft wasted on higher salaried em ployes -- cleaning the sto room, wrapping packages a; so on. orlhwesf Arkotisos TIMES, Mon., July 15, 1974 AYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Released Mrs. Dchra F. Collins, a Jus- lice Department secretary who was held hostage in the basement of U.S. District Court, holds flowers as s h e sits with her husband T o in Collins shortly after she escaped \vitli others Sunday. Mrs. Collins and six others were held [or nearly three davs in a cellblor.k at t h e court. (AP Wirephoto) Poll Shows Inflation Is Biggest Worry PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -Forty-eight per cent of the 1.509 Americans interviewed by the Gallup Poll said they think inflation is the nation's most serious problem. Six per cent of those interviewed May 31-June 3 gave top priority to the energy crisis. Last January, the energy crisis was listed as the No. 1 problem by 46 per cent. In the January survey, 25 per cent of the respondents named inflation as their chief concern. Fifteen per cent of the participants in the most recent poll were more concerned with "dissatisfaction with and lack of trust in government;" 11 per cent listed corruption in government and Watergate" as the lation's most serious problem; 'crime-lawlessness" and "moral decline-lack of religion" received 4 per cent each; 3 per cent listed "drugs;" 19 per cent listed "other problems" and 4 per cent offered -no opinion. We have a savings program and interest rate to meel your needs. Fayettevillc Savings Loan Association 201 N. 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