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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 6

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 12, 1974
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·' Norlnwwt Arknnjos T!MES, MOD., Aug. 12, 1974 FAYITTEVILLB, A R K A N S A S Af Tchaikovsky Music Competition STUDY IN CONCENTRATION . . .Fodor practices at least lour hours a day, usualli/ on the porch of his parents' home on an 80-acre ranch in Colorado Brain Pacemakers May Correct Nervous Disorder TULARE, Calif. (AP) -Mark Bevin.i has simple goals: To talk without stuttering, to care for himself. Things most people take for granted. And with the help of a pair of experimental brain pacemakers Implanted in his skull two monlhs ago, the Tulare teenager may be a litlle closer to those goals. Bevins. 18. victim since age seven of a rare unnamed nervous disorder which gradually blinded and paralyzed him. re turned to the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco last week to pick up two timers designed to regulate the pacemakers automatically. Until then, the battery-powered machines, implanted in an experimental operation after Mark suffered a seizure which nearly look his life, had to be turned on and off several times an hour. At night, they were left off so his father, Jake He- vins, could sleep. During the seizure last May. Mark's heart and respiration stopped. His parents thought the progressive ailment had finally claimed their son. Bui the youth revived, and on June 16 Dr. John Adams Implanted the tiny pacemakers in an effort to reverse the effects of the illness. The pacemakers supply to the brain a tiny electric cur rent, designed to block muscu far rigidity and control th shaking and tremors which make it impossible for Mark to feed himself or control his movements. The father says Mark's condi lion has improved in. the shor lime since the operation. "I was so gradual we didn't notici until recently how much he had really improved." He said he could tell when "we disconnected the pacemak ers . . . once they were off, we could really notice the change.' Although Ihe doctors havi made no such promises, Mark'^ parents still hope for a dramat ic recovery. The disease has not impairc( Mark's mentality, and his fa ther says the youth is pleased with his progress. "When we shut off the pace makers it ..showed how much good they really did. and it gave him a lot of encour aRement. "Right now he just wants Ic be able to talk and use hi hands to take care of himself,' Bevins said. "But his real goa is to walk and be Just like you and I again." ACORN Spokesman Disclaims Report Of Income Sources LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ Arkansas Community Organi- sations for Reform Now disputed Sunday a published report on its income sources. The Arkansas Democrat said the group, commonly known as ACORN, apparently gets most of its financing from outside the slate. The article said AORN budgeted $35,797.42 in 1973 and proposed 583,540 for 1374. AH but 20 per cent came from outside Arkansas. Wade Rathke of Little Rock, chief organizer for AORN, termed the figures "astronomically high." but he refused to divulge ACORN budget facts. The Democrat said a copy of ACOHN'S budget summary 4-H CLUB NEWS PRAIRIE GROVE Movies of the club's trip to Blanchard Caverns and the memorial service at Confederate Cemetery were shown at the August meeting. Members discussed the club's fair noolh. achievement banquet and a Halloween hayride. Curlis Newell gave a demonstration and progress report on his beef project. Reports were made by Hay Poindexter, Donald and Karen [fatfield on the county 4-H camp. Sarah Powers and Colleen Corley presented a talent number. The next nceting will he held at 7:30 p.m. September 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Prairie Grove. Curtis Newell HAZEL VALLEY Project demonstrations by Larry Allard, on electricity and Al^n Baker on various types of nails were on the program for the August meeting. A fund raising project, gun safety clinic, 4-H bumper stickers and license plates were discussed. The members also made plans to sponsor a booth at the upcoming county fair. Progress reports were made by Mary Baker and Wayne Sallee. The next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. September 6, at Hazel Valley Church. Mary Baker showed the 1973 and 1974 fig ures and fund sources, in eluding three out-of-state foun dations. This document, Rathke said was stolen, probably from : Litlle Rock church, and thoi passed to newsmen. He also said it was not accu rate. He declined to elaborat when newsmen suggested tha an inaccurate budget docurnen would not likely be kept on file While Rathke has said mos ACORN activities w e r e f i nancecl from $1 monthly due Mynieiits by member families :he group never has revealec its full financial picture. ACORN had 3.600 membe 'amilies last year and about 4. iOI) this year. Rathke said 3ome members did not pay their dues, he said. The document published by the Democrat showed 197 unds included $3,300 from the Lutheran Church of America New York, $15,000 from the Children's Foundation Inc. ii Washington, 49,900 from th Youth Project in Washington and $600 by The D. J. B. Foun dalion in Scarsdale, N.Y. I also showed $6,997 in membe dues. ACORN has six offices in th 'late and a staff that fluctuate Between 15 and 20, Rathke said ft also has expenses for paper postage, utilities, rent and oth er items, he said. "I think most people wouk be surprised that we run an or ganization as active as this on what amounts to nickels an dimes," he said. Halhkc said he would not di vulge financial figures 01 ACORN. "When did the Little Roc Chamber of Commerce, the Fif ty for (ho Future, and Littl Rock-UP reveal Iheir budge figures?" he asked rhetorically On some issues, ACORN h a taken a stand oposcd by thoa groups. "To simply focus on us i very selective," Rathke said "I'll bet some of these othe groups have more money i savings accounts than we spen in a year." Earlier this year, ACORN an nouneed that an ACORN mem bers and persons endorsed b ACORN had won a majority o Ihe positions on Ihe Pulasl counly legislative body. American Shares Honors With Russian Violinists NORTH TURKEY CREEK, olo. (AJ 1 ) -- The liniids of Eu- cne Fodor Jr. nrc as skilled at ic reins of his horse and the cars of a Catcrpilhir us they re at coaxl/ig beautiful music rom the strings ot a violin. Fodor, who shared top honors or the. viojin recently at the restlgious Tchaikovsky Inter- aliorvil Music Competition in [oscow. liv?s on his parents' )-acre ranch in an eight-room omc here. When he is not practicing the violin, his hands arc apt to be clutched on the reins as he rides his horse Schczade or manipulating the controls of a massive excavation machine used in his father's business. Lake Attendance LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Attendance in the first six months of this year reached record levels at Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes, the U.S. Army Corps of Kodor. 24, shared second place honors with two Russians, the highest accom plishmenl of any American in the history of the competition. No first place prize was given. Engineers says. Bull Shoals Lake atcndanci topped 1.9 million and about 1.5 million persons were counted a 1 Norfork Lake, the Corps said. Attendance was about 10 per cent above records set in 1973. Wins Nomiiidtion j BAKER, Ore. (AP) -- State Sen, Deity · Roberts has been chosen to replace Ihe laic'Sen. Wayne Morse as Hie Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate scat held by Republican Dob Packwood. Packwood, who Is seeking reelection, unseated Morse six years ago. Morse, nn early toe of American involvmenl in Vietnam, died last [onth in the midst of an attempt at a political comeback. Sen. Roberts, a 51-year-old lawyer, won the nomination on the fourth ballot Sunday at the Oregon Democratic Convention. She ran a close second for the party's gubernatorial nomination in the May primary elec- lion. Smith Elected Vice President DENTONVILLE -- Robert L. Smith has been elected vice president and cashier of the Citizens Hank in Bentonvllle. Smith Joined 'the bank in 1969 and formerly was associated w i t h . the American National Bunk of San Bernadlno, Calif., and the Mcllroy Bank in Fay etleville. . A' graduate of the University of .Arkansas, he was born In Winslciw and was graduated from Greenland .High School He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Smith of Greenland. He and his wife, Roberta, are the parents of a five-year-old son, Bobby. Coon Attends CHICAGO (AP) -Ken Coon of donway. Republican nominee !or governor of Arkansas, j s due to return to Arkansas from the Republican Governors Conference in Chicago. A friend said Coon went to the session and scheduled meetings with' Govs. Winfield Dunn of Tennessee, Ronald Reagan of California, Kit Bond of Mi- sourl, and Tom McCall of Oregon and former. New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. Coon also was scheduled to attend a conference on effective state government. One of the main items at the government conference will be methods used in other stales to plan a better state economy. Savings osco Northwest Arkansas Plaza Open Daily 10 A.M.-9 P.M. Prices Effective Through Sat., Aug. 17, 1974 Elmers Glue-All 1% Ounces Osco Reg. 27c Index Cards 3 Inches by 5 Inches Plain or Ruled Osco Reg. 39c Crayola Crayons Box of 16 ^ Scotch Magic Tape 1 % inch x 800 Inches tor Crayola Crayons Box of 48 Thermos School Lunch Kit Osco Dr. Scholl's Foot Powder Spray 7 Ounce Can Final Net Invisible Hair Net 2 ^^ ,,.,, Lots of Styles to Choose From Contains a Break-Resistant 8-Ox. Bottle. Dr. Scholl's Foot Refresher Spray 5 Ounce Can Scope Mouth wash Large Size 12Oz. Reg. $1.99 Texise Grease Relief Liquid d»gr*as«r that cuti htavy great* from poll and pans and *vtn r*mov«i grvaiy ttalnt aul ol laundry. 22 Ounces Osco Reg. 95c 18 Ounces Osco Reg. $1.33 Spiral Notebook 100 Sheets Osco Reg. 64c Thermos Snack Jar S'A Ounce Capacity Keeps Food Hot or Cold Osco Reg. 99c Dymo Label Maker Easily loads Vi in. Tape Osco Reg. $2.68 $199 Dr.Scholl't Foot Deodorant SPRAY 5 Ounce Can 13 Ounces Osco Reg. 66e Break Basic Hair Spray 49* Spray Disinfectant fatrapatn 'Dow Spray Disinfectant Destroys Odors 14 Ounces Osco Reg. $1.39 Diamond Foil 25 Sq. Feet Osco Reg. 37c for Wisk Laundry Detergent 32 Ounces Osco Reg. $1.17 Cling Free Fabric Softener 7 Or. Osco Reg. $1.03 Coronet Towels High Fashion Paper Towels. 2 Pack Oieo Reg. 54c

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