Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 11, 1974 · Page 19
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 19

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To Save An Exceptional Facility A petition drive is presently under way in Fayetteville and Springdale, and on the University campus, to collect a representative sampling of names of those in favor of saving: the Paradise Valley Golf Club as a public golf course.- The Fayetteville Parks Commission taking the lead in support the petition drive, with the. idea, perhaps, 'of seeking inclusion of the golf course in the city park system. The petition move began tin: past week with the running in the TIMES of a "for sale" ad vertisement, by Ellis Bogan, ol the Paradise Valley layout, Bogan is offering the course, and its facilities, for sub-division development (or as a gol' course). The layout amounts t 100-plus acres, a clubhouse, anc an extensive system of water impoundments and landscaping improvements. By most expert estimates the course is regarded as one o the two or three finest 18-hole public courses in the state. II is regularly patronized by Uni versity students and industria leagues of the area. AS SOON AS Bogan's "foi sale" ad appeared in th TIMES, several residents pu their heads together this week in search of ways and mean of preserving the course for thi twin-city area. With the growt! of both the Fayetteville am Spriiigdalc Country Clubs, nei ther is now much available fo non-membership play. Razor back Park, operated by Emi ·Sonneman, is a nine-hole cours . that appeals to a faithful num ber . of mostly University-con nected players, but is limile in its ability to accomodat very many more. Therefore, lh need for the Paradise Valle; Club is relatively apparent. In addition, the Boga property is located in the cente of a fast-growing residenlia area, and just a stone's thro from Lake Fayetteville wher the city is presently occupie with extensive park and reerea tional facility developments. I is hoped , that the city's par development program can b amended to include a munieipa golf course, particularly in vie\ of the eminent -possibility tha the latter operation -- like the lake marina -- can be set up on a revenue-producing basis. 'or Adequate Supply At Lowest Cost Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Aug. II, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Combined Water Works Proposed ly DORRIS HENDR1CKSON TIMES Staff Writer Municipal officials concerned «th assuring a community an dequale water supply at the owest cost should give con- ideration to a two-county water ystem, according to a feasibi- ity study conducted recently by the University of Arkansas A g r i c u l t u r a l Experiment Station. Drs. Norman C. Williams and J. Martin Redferri of the department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology made an in-depth study of ( the financial feasibility of supplying water on a regional basis in the two-county area, before making their proposals. ' ' P o t a b l e water is not unlimited and economic development can create environ- mental deterioration," the study says, adding "furthermore, these matters do n o ! remain within the political boundaries of the city, but transcend municipal corporate limits. Once water supply becomes a regional problem, t h e cooperative efforts of government units at several different levels arc required. The study says that a region faced with a growing demand for water usually will have a number of alternative means of meeting those needs. They include: --Expansion of existing facilities with each municipality required to provide water for more users. This will require Won't Build At Bentonville Aeroquip's Decision Explained BENTONVILLE -- ' T h e land, vas bought. The lot was clear- id. Contracts were signed. The Chamber was welcoming. But, n the end, Aerociuip never made it to Bentonville. A subsidiary of Libby-Owens- 'ord which is a subsidiary of tepublic Rubber, Aeroquip manufactures high pressure hydraulic hose. The company h a d planned to build a 108,000 square foot plant on Hwy. 102 in Bentonville. But in the midst of final plans, the company unexpectedly moved to Mountain Home with no explanation for city officials except that "They had changed their minds.** Company scouts began exploring Bentonville as a poss- ible plant site about 14 months ago, according to Chuck Davis, executive director of the Bentonville Chamber of Commerce. "They liked the area and the people," he said. The :company's 22 - acre property (which it still owns) was purchased, been hired A contractor had and supplies were Springdale Farmers Market In Town To Stay SPRINGDALE -- The far-i mers market is coming to town o stay--for the rest of tlu's ·ear's gro\ying season, at least. The Springdale Downtowners Inc., has verbally agreed with lie Rural Mountain Producers Exchange Inc., for the exchange to hold the weekly mar- cel, beginning at 7:30 a.m. each Tuesday. The market will be staged on top of the concrete box over Spring Creek, of Em- Mountain Produ- nia Avenue. The Rural cers Exchange is a local set up with assistance from the Washington County Economic Dpportunity Agency, with about 120 members including farmers, gardeners and craftsmen!. The exchange was fa _. early this year to allow local craftsmen and small farmers a chance to market their wares in the area. Only members o£ the group may sell their goods on market days. Members pay an annual fee. The group presently sponsors . farmers' market on Thursdays and Saturdays on Fayetteville's downtown square. The Springdale Downtowners and the exchange agreed tc hold the' market after ah jnilia market open to any interestec growers w a s s u c c e s s f u l l y managed about 10 days ago. The market attracted many the downtown area While Springdale said the important the market is the citizens to hat day. . Downtowners, Inc., president. )ren Paris, hing about attitude of happiness and fel- owship it promotes, downtown stores also bentfit with an increase in business. Paris said all the downtown merchants are thrilled about the idea. He quoted several as saying · the market was the greatest thing that could have lappened to the downtown area. The top of the concrete box, where the market will be held, is part of th Spring Creek channelization project and is scheduled tor the , beautification through the urban renewal agency's funds. Labeled as a pedestriain way, top of the box subject of much has been discussion concerning its developmpnl. With the coming of the market, more ways of handling the area are surfacing. Paris and Chamber of Comerce exe culive, Lee Zachary, were dis cussing the construction of a covered area over part of the box to protect pedestrians markets, and other, displays from the weather. While 'the market will begin Three Area Students Taking Part In Cooperative Project PAKADISE VALLEY, about a I j . Three Northwest 'Arkansas 'high school seniors are receiv- laboratory training in ' decade old, is just now rounding'chemistry this summer' in a co- into full maturity. Its bermuda i operative project of the Univer- fairways are the best, without| s ji y 0 [ Arkansas and'the Ameri- much debate, in this area, and can Chemical Society. The students are part of Project Seed," a program by hich the ACS hopes to interest Indents in the field of chemis- ry. Under the program, the CS pays a stipend of $500 to ach of the students for 10 ·eeks during the summer. The University provides a faculty nember to supervise · the re- earch work of the students, as veil as laboratory equipment and supplies. Participating In the program his summer are Bonnie Johnon and Robert Potts, both of pringdale and Sylvia Jones of Vest Fork. The three are work- -- at this time of year -- probably as good as any in the slate. Its bentgrass greens are, and always have been, exceptional. Typical reaction to the course came this past week from state banking executives, here for their annual Seminar at the University. For many years the · Seminar has used the Fayetteville Country Club as headquarters. This year the money lenders moved to Bogan's and almost unanimously they were surprised and delighted with the layout. Several from Little Rock compared the course with the best in central Arkansas. Bogan, a member of a golfing family that includes Omer Lee Bogan, a one-time National Public Links champ, and uncle of Steve B o g a n , a young m e m b e r of the PGA tour, served for a number of years as head pro at the Fayetteville Club. When he left ' FCC, he negotiated to purchase the property svhere his course is now located, and with the help of architect Maury Bell, a talented links designer from Colorado and Missouri, carved the Paradise Valley course out of 110 acres of mostly woods and rolling pasture. The land is traversed by Mud Creek, which has been converted into several reservoirs. A number of-refinements are evident in the Paradise Valley layout, all of which are by Bogan's careful design. The course · is exceptionally ac- comodating for women and juniors having strategically located tees for the distaff swingers on every hole. The result is thai women have a comparable shot at par with the. men, an ap pealing feature. On the o t h e r side o f . the coin, Bogan can stretch the course out for top notch players, so that recent pro-am at his course only.,a handful managed to break' 80. The point is, the course is flexible. THE CRUX OP THE matter as far as saving the course is concerned, is that it is a uniqui facility for the community and a much needed one in the area Not- only University students but non-country club members all the way to Rogers woulc be , virtually .without adequat facilities if the course closed. A great · many details, o course, must be worked ou before the 'city can realistically think in terms of acquiring « golf course. N o t the least o these considerations is, obvious /CONTINUED ON PAGE I IB) Receives Award M-Sgt. Donald H. Hargis, son f Hugh Hargis of Route 4, Huntsville, has , received his econd award of 'the Air Force Commendation M e d a l for meritorious service. at Scott AFB, 111. ing under the direction of Dr Neil Ostlund, assistant .profes sor, in the field of theoretica chemistry. Each of the students is as signed a research project whicl they carry put independently under the guidance of the culty supervisor. This year, al the projects dealt with learnin to write- computer programs or various chemical problems. Dr Ostlund said. For instance Johnson is attempting to arriy at a three-dimensiobnal c'omp'u ter drawing of the charge (elec Iron) density of -various type of molecules. Miss Jones i working on an information re tricval program, and- Pott' project deals with calculatrn the properties of hilical strut tures. Assisting Dr. ..Ostlund i supervising the work of th three are one graduate assis tant, James Neece of ' Halto City, Texas, a candidate for master's degree, and an under graduate assistant, David Mer rifield of Rogers, who works a the University's Research Com puter Center. This is the fifth summer lh the American Chemical Societ in sponsoring the Project. 'uesday and continue through ctobcr or so, Paris said most T the plans are being made ifh an eye to doing it ext year. again Man Saves City's Money With the cost of construction naterials and labor, rising al an alarming rate. it ! is a rare occurrence when a large amounl f money is saved in the con truction of buildings. The City of FayetteviUe, how ever, did just that with the recent construction of a bath louse at the city pool and the .ddition to the animal shelter. The savings are largely the result of a retired Fayetteville citizen who obviously has a reat abundance of civic pride -- Alex Smith of 63B Wood Ave Smith retired from the con trading business in 1973, afte more than 40 years in the field During his career, he has bull lospitals, schools, apartmen louses and duplexes, just tc name a few. Total savings to the city on ,he two projects amounted t $20,270.12, or almost half th' $47,700 set aside for the projects, as a result of cost estimates. Pat Tobin, City.Controller, se out the savings in a recen memorandum to City Manage: Donald Grimes. Tobin said Smith was "gooi to work with. He was extremely conscientious and kept tb public interest at heart at a ,imes." Smith acted as a genera supervisor for the projects ,an was also responsible for th purchase of the materials use and the hiring and firing of th workers. "He is a good -example o a citizen who wanted to d something for his city. I fee he deserves a lot of credit, Grimes said. "I really appre ciate what he's done for th city. It's been a real pleasure. A bid received by the eit on the bath house totale $26,700. The city budgete $15,000 in revenue sharing fund and the remainder from contin gency funds. Smith took on th project and completed it at total cost of $13:489.05, savings of $13,210.95. The other project, a doublin of the capacity at the c i t y ' animal shelter, carried" an est mated cost of $21,000. Wit Smith's help, the cost wa lowered to a total of $13,940.8 a savings of $7,059.12 of the las payers money. "I'm glad I did it," wa Smith's only comment. eginning to be shipped to the te. Everything seemed to be schedule when suddenly in pril the contactor shut down perations. Bentonville mayor, Ernest awrence, s a i d this was the ity's first hint that something 'as awry. He wrote the com any a letter in April asking plans had been changed. ,awrence said he did not re- eive a reply until July when eroquip announced it was moving to Mountain Home. No ason for the switch was in luded in the letter, Lawrence aid. Bob Merriman, Chamber of Commerce executive ,at Moun ain Home, felt one major rea on for Aeroquip's unexpectet move was the arrival of anolhei ew company in Bentonville. Wal-Mart, Inc., is now build ng a 150,000 square foot ware- ouse. at the city's industria ark, according to Otis Corley ndustrial Park Commissioner. With two new companies ar riving In town about the same ime and an existing industry Irispy Kitchens, expanding competition for the available vork force would be keen imong the companies. Aeroquip had planned to hin jbout 125 people. Wal-Mart i expected to employ nearly 200 according to Corley. Merriman said Aeroquip offi cials sent out "feelers" to hi own and he responded with seven page letter on the area he labor market at Mountai iome and the availability o and to meet the company's re quirements. Aeroquip has purchased ^ acres in Mountain Home. Th juilding site is now being clear ed and leveled, Merriman said The plant manager is expecte to set up an area office withii a few weeks. Mountain Home is looking forward to Aeroquip's arrival, Merriman said. The arrival of a new industry means new jobs and more money being circulated in the area. Bentonville is disappointed that .Aeroquip chose to move. 3ut Mayor Lawrence said the only negative effect of the move is that "it besmirches your city's name for awhile but then people forget." "It would have been a good plant but the fact that it's not coming here won't have an adverse effect," he said, adding that there are always two or three industrial prospects exploring the city. Bentonville can almost "pick and choose" its industry because of the great number of companies interested in " the area, Lawrence pointed out. Aeroquip would have been one of the selected companies, especially because it- was not going to produce a burden on city facilities such as sewer and electricity. Lawrence did say that the city was going to lay a-larger sewer line across the company's proposed site which would have meant an additional $16,000 cost in the city's million dollar water and sewer project. But the company left before the change was made. The original plans will now be followed, he said. When Corley was asked how he felt about the company's move to Mountain Home, he replied with sentiments echoed by most of those who worked to bring the 'plant to Benton ville, "I'm disappointed." Male Student At UA Entering Field Usually Held By Women Restoration A stained glass window, dating back to the 1890s, is hack in place on the north wall of St. John's Episcopal Clnirch sanctuary. The window is one of several in the church that are being removed and re- leaded by Dave Greer of War Engle, the only stained glass window artisan i n t h i s part of tlic conntry. The entire project, which was befiuri last spring, is expected to l a k e s e v e r a l more months. (TIMESiihoto by Rick Pendergrass) New Service Formed To Keep Parents Informed A school communication line has been established to promote liaison between schools and parents at Fayetteville schools. The new service, calltd fCL (pronounced skill), will be manned by concerned volunteer parents five days a week, beginning August 19, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The number is 4427500. Answers to questions willl be given as quickly as possible. The SCL desk contains information and answers to questions will be obtained from the appropriate source if they are not readily available. It is hoped, spokesmen said, that parents with questions contact SCL. If many calls are received on the same subject it will indicate that more information is needed and the .administration will be informed in order that more detaailcd information can be made available. SCL will maintain anonymity of callers but concerns will be relayed to the administration. A second objettive of SCL is to stop rumors by giving correct and adequate information. SCL is school oriented but not under the direction of the administration. Policies will b determined by the volunteer group. The school will provide housing and the phone. iddilional reservoirs, wells, pumps, treatment facilities and ;ransmission lines. SPECIAL DISTRICTS -- S p e c i a l water districts which purchase water from existing municipalities. This, LOO, requires additional investments in water systems. --Meet the increased demand, by providing water from one common source. Williams and Redfern took the third alternative as a hypothesis and after careful study, recommended such a practice as financially feasible. They defined financially feasible as a project that generates sufficient revenues to cover all costs, including interest on funds borrowed to finance the project. In establishing financial feasibility they used two deter- m i n i n g measures: the rate of return on the incremental investment in the regional system compared to the capital costs of water systems in the area; and the amortization periods of bond issues necessary to finance the project. ! They chose t h e Washingtqn- , Benton county area primarily because this area is developing rapidly and because in June, 11972, a section of the area was designated the Hwy. 71 Corridor Growth Center. Since industrial and domestic components of increased water demand represent high value uses, the problem of supplying water is of special importance to the two- county area 13 SYSTEMS Currently water is being provided by 13 publicly-owned water systems. The two-county area had a 1970 population of 127,846 but by 1980 the projected population will be 196,184. With an estimated demand of 218 gallons of water per day for each I household based on an estimated 53,390 households by 1980, will be 27,363,000. Underlying assumptions are that the population projection and the population per household projection are valid; that water will be demanded at the same rate per household in 1980 as now; the existing industrial, commercial and residential mix ot the region will not change ! significantly and the composition of industry in terms of 1 water-using characteristics will [remain constant. In the distribution system designed to meet maximum daily consumption, treatment plants must have the capacity to supply the maximum daily consumption. Using various m e t h o d s of determining demand, the researchers esti- m a t e ' -- at today's construction costs -- a total investment of $40,119,098 would be necessary to meet the demand for 1980 with a regional water system. That figure does not take into consideration that individual systems exist and each of these could be expanded to meet tha I960 demand projected for it. 1380 DEMAND The study estimates that a p r o j e c t e d investment o f J22.210.362 would be necessary :o meet the 1980 demand if the 13 communities chose to provide water with their separate systems. "This results in an incremental investment of $17,908,736 (total investment in regional system less the investment that would be required if the 13 communities chose to provide waters with their separate systems) it should be viewed as L h e additional investment necessary to reap any benefits (in the form of cost savin'gs) A 26-year-old graduate student at the University of Arkansas is pioneering in a field ordinarily reserved for women. J i m Campbell who is assistant director of the Infant Development Center here is possibly the only male majoring in early, childhood development. Campbell psychology who majored in during his undergraduate studies, said he wasn't even aware of the field until very recently. "I like children and I like being, around them," he said. His acceptance by the youngsters attending the center is very evident. "People are a little surprised to see a man here, but their doubts are quickly dispelled and I really think they like it," he said. When school opens this fall . (TTMESpholos by Ray Gray) . : ::' . LUNCHES SERVED ... Mrs. Rathmun, nutritionist checks lunch preparation with Mrs. Graham. Lunches are now being served at the Center. he will be a graduate assistant in early childhood development and will be in charge of the morning session at the nursery school conducted at the University. After Campbell gets his master's degree he plans to work toward his doctorate and to teach at a university level. "I don't want to lose contact jvith children and I may even decide to open a school," he In addition to Campbell, the school staff is composed of Mrs. Ron Graham, director and Mrs. Sherry. Ranthun, nutritionist. T h e " addition of the nutritionist has made it possible to provide a lunch for the youngsters, ranging in age from six weeks to 3 years. OPENED IN 197Z The Center which serves children of the University student community, began operations in 1972 in space provided at the education building of the First Christian operated by a Church. It is non-profit corporation and was developed by the Developmental Child Care Association. In addition to the professional staff and parents who provide volunteer service community volunteers are used to provide a ratio of one adult for every four children at the center. Students also volunteer and the center serves as a teaching center for the University. The Center will reopen August '28"'when the classes resume, at the University. Persons interested in volunteering or arranging for child care may contact the center at, 521 6831. JT TAKES A HELPING HAND . . . Campbell helps Treij Wiley, son of Mr. and, Mrs. Buford Wiley that are projected to flow from the regional system," the study says. In evaluating the differenca in cost of producing water by the individual method and the regional method, the study notes that the cost of water by the individual system is 33.13 cents per thousand gallon compared to a cost of 11.94 cents per thousand by the regional system, by 1980. The regional system, the study says, gives a cost saving of 21.19 cents per gallon. With a projected 1980 demand of 9.987,495,000 gallons annually the cost saving will be $2,116.350 based on the target demand. The researchers estimate that total cost for transmission lines in the regional system would be $10.321,183 in 1970 dollars. Storage (it would be necessary fo store one day's normal demand. a b o u t 27.363.000 gallons) would be $1,641,780. TREATMENT COSTS Treatment facilities based on the average daily peak demand wouid cost around $5.772.600. Pumping equipment would cost an additional $273,630. Funding of the proposed regional system is also outlined n the study. Conclusion is that i large part of the funds for he 'system will come from ·evcnue bonds. Some federal ;rant money is also available. The study notes that a large majority of households in the wo county area will be supplied by the proposed regional ·system, but some households still will have to use another water source. Their situation was not investigated in the study. The researchers note that no consideration has been given in the study to the possibility of large-scale crop irrigation from Beaver Lake. An irrigation system to provide untreated water would have to be made complementary with the proposed regional system. The study concludes that the "regional system is feasible as measured by the anticipated rate of return on the system and the amortization periods on the bond issues supporting the investment."

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