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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

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Northwe'st Arkansas TIMES, Men,, Aug. 5, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Mirror Image Two female elks al New York's Bronx Zoo team up for a refreshing dip on a hot day last week, photo) (AP Wire- SLA Member Buried Sunday ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) --, The remains of slain Sym- bionese Liberation Army (SLA) member Camilla Hall were buried in this small southern Minnesota town Sunday night. Miss Hall was killed in Los Angeles May 17 during a shootout between SLA members and police. About 150 family friends watched Miss Hall's father place her ashes beside the graves of two 'brothers and a sister. · Her father, the Rev. George Hall, dug a hole with a shovel th and personally buried ashes. He was silent at the buria service at Resurrection Ceme tery, speaking instead at a re ception afterward. He said he received a repor 10 days ago from Los Angele police on the May 17 shootou and contended that new ev dence indicates that the SL members were trying to sur render, and that a letter foun on Camilla indicated perhap "she had that' as her missio when she broke out in the ope and was felled." Super Farms Account For 45 Per Cent Of All Farm Products WASHINGTON (AP) -- N e w overnment figures show that 09,000 super farms with sales f $100,000 or more each turned ut nearly one half of the na- ion's food and fiber last year. At the same time, small arms with sales of only $2,500 r less produced a declining hare of U.S. farm goods. Production from those, often de- cribed by agricultural economists as rural residences rath- ir than farms, accounted for inly 1 per cent of 1973 output. The new figures were included in an annual farm income review published last week by he Agriculture Department. Over-all, it said soaring prices or grain, livestock and other commodities pushed net farm ncome to $32.2 billion last year, an 84 per cent gain from 1972. Also, the report showed, the ter capita disposable personal ncome of farmers in 1973 -- 'rom all sources including jobs n cities -- exceeded for the 'irst time the average take- lome pay of city and other non- farm people. It rose.to $4,820 on a farm per capita basis, compared with $3,153 in 1972. DISPOSABLE INCOME Per capita disposable income of nonfarm people rose to $4,270 last year, a gain of $394 com pared with the boost of $1,667 Eor farmers. Traditionally farm disposable income has lagged far behind that for ur ban residents. Last year I topped nonfarm per capita in come by 12.9 per cent. The figures showing sales values indicated that manj farmers advanced into highei brackets, partly because 197; was a -top year for most pro duction but mainly becansi E rices averaged 37 per cen igher than in 1972. At the top of the scale were the 109,000 super farms whicl sold commodities worth $100,00 or more last year. Those r o s sharply,, from 70,000 farms i that category-in 1972. The'figures showed the supe farms accounted for 45.7 pe cent of the total value of farm products sold last year, u from 38.2 per cent in 1972. Am those farms made up only 3. per cent;of the nation's 2,844 000-farms-counted in 1973. At the bottom, in the $2,500 o less category, were 753.00 farms making up 26.4 per cen f the U.S. total. Those ac- ounted for 1 per cent of sales, own from 2.1 per cent in 1972. FEWEK FARM SALES The report showed that na- Jonally there were 26,000 fewer arms of all kinds last year ompared with 1972. That trend as been going on since the 930s. Between the super farm and mall unit extremes, the.gener- 1 pattern showed a distinct noying up to larger sales cate- ;ories. The top three, for example, nvolve farms with 1973 sales aiiging from $20,000 each to he highest category of $100,000 r more. Last year, the report showed, he $20,000-and-over groups to- aled slightly more than one million farms. That was an increase of 314,000 from 1972. Col- cctively, those accounted for 8.6 per cent of the nation's arm output, based on sales, compared with 80.8 per cent in 1972. In the middle were sales categories ranging from $2,500 per "arm to'the $20,000: level. Those arms totaled 1,082,000 last year, a drop of 77,000 from 1972. Net farm Income -- the record $32.2 billion in all -- was apportioned generally accord- ,ng to size: The larger the farm, the higher the income.. The $100,000 sales farms, for example, got 34.8 per cent of Lhe total net, income although representing only 3.8 per cent of all the farms in the country. AMA Journel Hits Delay Of Drug Study CHICAGO AP) -- Americans who suffer high blood pressure are being deprived of drugs found helpful in treatment of the disease in Great Britain, according to an editorial in a leading medical magazine. The editorial in this month's Journal of the American Medical Association blames the Food and Drug Administration for delaying approval of these drugs, even though they have been found sale and effective y the British. The editorial was written by Dr. Edward R. Freis, a 'senior medical investigator at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, D.C. The American Heart Associ ation reports that more than 23 million Americans have high blood pressure .- hypertension and 80,000 die annually f r o nits effects. - - · · · · Freis says the British have allowed use of three new drugs -- bethanidine, debrisoquine and propranolol hydrochloride. Applications for the approya of these drugs for treatment o hypertension were submittec "many years ago" to the FDA he says. But the FDA disapproved de brisoquine, and has not acte upon the other two, he sak The agency says there is lac of sufficient evidence that th drugs are effective, Frei wrote. Brenhan Hospitalized OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -Academy Award-winning actor Walter , Brennan remains in guarded condition at St. John's Hospital here, a hospital spokesman says.';,.VIC ~ 1 The spokesman ^said Sunday that the condition of Brennan, under treatment for emphysema, had remained unchanged for the past week. Brennan, 79, was admitted to the hospital in March for t h e same illness but returned to his nearby ranch when his condition improved. Jack Lord Responds HONOLULU (AP) -- Aclo Jack Lord says only a pie from acting Hawaii Go\ George Ariyoshi stopped him from quitting his leading role i :h"e television series "Hawa Five-0." Lord, who had boycotte filming sessions, said on Satui day he had been ready to qu over a complex dispute wit the show's producer. He sai Ariyoshi called on behalf, o himself and Gov. John A Burns, \yho has been awa from office since cancer su gery last fall. "The things he said and th sincerity and conviction wi' which he said them so touche my heart-that the decision wa easy," said Lord, star of 11 series since 1967. Save On Styles To Wear Now And Later! wo Lengths Behind Swam Delta Queen Defeated In Riverboat Race PEORIA, III. (AP) -- Amid e wail of Dixieland music, team calliopes and the cheers f thousands, the Julia Belle wain of Peoria defeated the iclta Queen of Cincinnati in a ace between two of the na- ion's last remaining paddle heel river steamboats. "Here goes the whistle, the ictory whisle. It was a won- erful thrill," a grinning Capt. )eimis Trone said Sunday as is Julia Belle Swain, slid past le finish line about two boat engths ahead of the Delta lueon. "I knew we would win," Dad--I was positive," .said Drone's daughter Sophia, 10, topping into the pilot house. Trone's wife Libby, who sal jnxiously next to her husband during the race, slipped below o start up a corus of "the Ok Urey Mare" on the calliope as he boat churned past cheering thousands on the riverbank. For' Trone the victory was revenue for last year's race vhen he lost to the Delta Queen by 50 feet. Swain lost by defaul vhen she developed engim ouble and never left her mooring the year before. "Winning is twice as muc.h uh as losing, so I figure we're ven with the Delta Queen ow," Trone told the crowd : ter he was carried ashore by leering crew members. The Delta Queen, older and arger of the two boats, began etching huge billows of black moke as the race neared its inish. Capt. Ernest E. Wagner rdered his passengers to the ront of the craft in an attempt lift the huge red sternwheel igher in the water to gain peed. "He was running as fast as e could. You saw all that 'lack smoke," said Trone. Now he's got a tremendous oiler cleaning job to do." The 6'A-mIle race took 31 linutes to complete and turned Three Teenss Die On State Roads By The Associated Press Three teen-agers died in tra! fie accidents on Arkansas high .vays during the weekend. State Police identified th victims as Willie James Smith 16, of Stamps, Ricky Randol Alton, 17, of Foukc In Mille County and Allan Wright, 15, Traskwood in Saline County. Officers said Smith was passenger in a car driven b Ardell Rankin, 18, of T a y 1 o and that the accident occurre on a county road about eigh miles south of Magnolia. State Police said the car dri en by Rankin was traveling a a high rate of speed when struck a metal mail box post o the right side , knocking th door off the car. Authorise said Smith was thrown froi the car and then run over b the vehicle. the clock back' a century to ths days when paddlewheel riv erboats regularly plied the II Hnois River near this historic riverfront city. Trone told his passengers there were now only three, sternwheel riverboats left. The. Delta Queen was built In t h e 1920s, the Julia Belle Swain in 1970. ; Trone said the Julia Belle Swain hit a speed of 11 miles: per hour during the race. EXPERT WATCH REPAIR | SWfFT*S Nsy^Jitl^ WInrtr W. NOTONYOUR LIFE A life saver, or a nigMmare; a miraculous fielp to health, or a destructive menace... f today's drugs can be either. Used with professional direction and dispart- satiort, they are blessings. Taten indiscriminately they can be murderers. Never take restricted drugs without a prescription --· NOT ON YOUR LIFE. We Pick Up and Deliver Prescriptions East Side of Square m DILLAFtD ORIG. 64.00 PRICE NOW 31.99 Now 27.99 Long and Short Sleeves! 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