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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 14

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Sunday, August 18, 1974
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AN EARLY VIEW OF COURTHOUSE ... made available by Mrs. E. F. Norwood Early View Of Courthouse Comes To Light An early picture of the Wash- i n g t o n County Courthouse, taken from the south before the construction debris has b e e n cleared away has come to light. The photograph, taken by O.r- ville Smith, was made available to the TIMES by Mrs. E. F. Norwood, widow of Elmer Norwood, a contractor and builder in Fayetteviile. Mrs. Norwood who lives in the southeast part. of Fayette- viile said she could step out in her yard and see the clock in the tower before trees ab- scured the view. "Everyone checked their clocks with it," she said. Mrs. Norwood who lias lived in her present home since her parents, Mr. .and Mrs. Colonel Harrison Clark, moved there when she was 16, was a graduate of the Fayetteviile Business College. When she attended it was located in the building now occupied by the City Administration Offices. She also recalls when the post office was built and the courthouse which stood before its erection in the downtown square. "When school father would frequently tie his horse to the hitching- posts around the square and wait to give me a ride home," she said,' also recalling that the streets were not paved then. Her husband specialized in home building but did do some work on the City Hospital which was built in 1912. Northwest Arkantoi TIMES, Sun., Aug. IB, 1974 PAVITTCVILLI, ARKANSAS 3B- Link With The Frontier Two Room School Still In Use RIO BLANCO, Colo. CAP) -Folks hereabouts say the Rock School is one of the few remaining links with the American frontier. · . Just as in pioneer days, boys and girls of different ages attend classes together. There is no formal grade division at the two-room elementary school. And just as in the past, the school also serves as a sum- Blind Argentine Author Said To Be A'Jeweler Of Words' BUENOS AIRES, Argentina '(AP) Jorge Luis Borges, the Spanish language's "jeweler of words," is polishing a set of fantasies which he says will be the best of his half-century of work. "What else can a blind man do but work7" asked the 74- year-old writer, with a fleeting smile. Life has grown sadder and harder for Borges. .who lives surrounded by treasured books he has not been able to read for yellowing photograph is a story that can last for hours. Although friends call him "Georgic" and his English is perfect, he uses a translator for English editions. "I respect and love the English language too much to write in it," he explains, with an ironic Borges smill. He has written, long pieces f o r American magazines. "And," he says, "if they continue to print my work, I shall keep pestering them." 20 years. His 98-year-old moth-j - H e has also lectured on er is too ill to conlinue being campuses in England and the his reader, secretary' and com- United States. "I feel very close to the United States," he said. "My panion. He spends long hours comforting her. ' "I must lise other eyes, other 'mother was with me for six memories when 1 write now," months while Iwas at the Uni 'versity of Texas, and she still he said. "But then blindness helped me as: a writer. I used to lake long walks to the out- skiris of town, but now I can only on my sto- concentrate lies." 'starts off sentences, 'As a good Texan ...'" Borges is single -- he married once in his 60s, then decided to end it shortly afterward. His mother has been a mer lime civic center for the sparsely populated ranch area, the site for Bible school, sewing and women's club meetings and health education classes. Rock School was built in 1897 by the ancestors of cattle ranchers now living in the Pi- ceance Creek Basin of northwestern Colorado. Parents and grandparents of recent students also took lessons at the school. Bob King, su|erintendent of the Meeker public school district which includes .Rock School, says the current pupils are sons and daughters of ranch hands and 'gas well crewmen. They often move away in the middle of the year. Twenty-six youngsters started the last school year and nine "of :hem finished. But 18 other families moved into the area so 27 youngsters finished the year at Rock School. In the last few. years, there have been many applicants for the teaching post because of a job shortage. "We want people who like to hunt and hike and appreciate this part..of God's country,-' King said. "If they can't appre ciate it,.the experience may be a disaster." " TEACHERS LEAVING Jim and Joanne Slanko have jusl completed their third year of teaching at Hock School They plan' to leave the post in fall because they inherited a ranch in nearby Steamboa Springs from a relative. Both are Coloradans who took bachelor's degrees at Western ,, , major influence in his life. Borges is sometimes called since she became ill, friends the most skilled writer in the Spanish language. One Buenos Aires editor labeled him "un joyero de palabras" -- "a jeweler of words." He has been known in literary 'circles for decades, but in 1961, when a jury of American and European publishers gave him the Formentor Prize, in a tie with playwright Samuel Beckett, he gained wide fame. COMPLETE WORKS His Argentine publisher is bringing out his complete .works, a 1,168-page edition on Bible paper that is scheduled to appear by his 75th birthday next Saturday (Aug. 24). It will include his poems, stories and essays which skirt the supernatural and soar through (he mundane, revealing insights on Argentine slums of the 20s and the thoughts of an old Norse warrior. ; His latest book of nine or 10 Ilories is to come oul next year "They will have fo be short stories," he said. "I could never write a long one to save my life." Borges has translated Walt Whitman and he can read old North Sea dialects. His mind races, tracing the roots of a word over' half-a-dozen cultures, Ihen jumping square into modern day politics. His English and French are flawless. He taught hirnsel German and learned Latin ir school. He is compiling a hand book of Buddhism simply be cause Eastern religions -- like Persian poetry -- fascinate him. Born in the heart of Buenos 'Aires, Borges is the son of lawyer and psychology profes sor. At school in Europe, anc as a youth in Argentina, knew he had fo write. NIGHTMARE Borges worked in a branch li brary lo support his writing "It was a nightmare, and as re venge I wrote a story about ar infinite library, magnifying i to a real nightmare," he said grinning at his victory. He. receives visitors, eagerly showing them relics of his tw military hero grandfathers an of his English-born grand _.. .._ ... mother. Each silver mug an out" daily. In fact, knowing join the process? have taken his dictation and 5 read lo him. ! He is fascinated by metaphy- i sics but nol religion. "When I die, I want to die body and soul," he reflected recently. "I don't want to be .lale College in Gunmson. tanko also has an M.A. degree n secondary education and social sludies. The Slankos stressed individ jal attention to pupils. Stanko :bncentraled oh social sludies threatened by immortality." and science, and Mrs. Slanko Live It Up I^^j By jLfc «~P H. D. MCCARTY . jgp^ Chaplain of the Razarbacks ^V i * JM In 1939, Martin J. O'Malley slated that '.'the Church of Christ undertakes to change men, not systems. She knows hat if men become what they ought, systems will become what Ihey oughl". Most folks lon't seem to understand that he church's aim is to change men rather than collect hypocrites. Regretfully, the collec- ion business has been too good! Some time ago, I was talking fo a young man about his commitment to our church. He said he was reluctant because of a fear that he would "sin again" even after he joined! I was shocked lo discover his Iheology of joining a church was a promise that he live a perfect life! Nothing could be urther from the truth. When one joins the church he is admitting publically that he has failed lo obey God, and, most assuredly, that he will fal in the future. Commitment to the c h u r c h is an open confession that a person is not what he or she ought lo be One admits publically that only the power of God is adequate to reverse his or her ben toward selfishness, failure pride, and lovelessness. I certainly hope that my fellow citizens don't consider me or the members of my church as thinking they'v "arrived". All of us "boml mosl of the pastors in town. ot a one of them feels their hurch or their own lives are ictures of perfection! The hurch's one business is to hange men from what they houldn't be to what they ought o be. And that's an agonizing irocess. If epople are headec n the righl direction. ..even tough their lives are woefully ull of flaws.. .it's far better to ncourage them than lo knock them! When men change, then fami ies, businesses, systems, anc g o v e r n m e n t s change. For example, the recent change in our government has brought a lew sense of honesty and hope o all America! Even with al of it's weaknesses I know o no grealer far-reaching Chang agent in all of hislory lhan Ih church of Jesus Chrisl. Thai' also true in our community 2an you name one organizatio that passes God's churches - i doing more good for mankind I can't! Someone once said that si is the disease. Chrisl is th cure. The result is a miracle I see.thse miracles daily. Go has performed many in my ow life. But, I'm still far frorr being completely cured. I nee all of the prescription I ca get! I'm not afraid to adm it. Most church folks I knov readily admit It. also! Why no atrght reading, English and 'language aris." They normally divided the 2lass in' half so both could each at once in each of the two me-room school buildings. They used older pupils as tu- ors for the'younger ones, Older upils also formulated tests for he younger ones, although they ended to make the questions oo difficult, Stanko said. "The kids treat each other as irother and sister," the 29- year-old Stanko said. "They irobably have a better chance :o express themselves in this environment.". But Stanko sometimes worries that the youngsters are only concerned with "things close to home." "I try to develop a good discussion .on something of national importance, but all the kids are interested in is the opening of deer season," the teacher said. He added that the problem might.lie in the rural lifestyle rather than Rock School. .The rural lifestyle extends to financing the annual class trip, which this year involved a visit to Denver, 180 miles away. The students earned $800 by having local hunters contribute several hundred deerskins, which the youngsters cleaned, salted and sold to a Craig hide dealer. King said Rock School graduates do well in Meeker High School after an initial period of adjustment in the town of 2,000. About half the Rock School graduates who end up in Meeker High 'go on to college, which is about the same as the average number from Meeker elementary schools, King said. Hammerschmidt To Speak At Barbecue RQGERS -- Congressman hn Paul Hammerschmidt will e guest of honor and speaker barbeque to be held at ake Atalanta at 6:30 p.m ept. 6. Ticket sales for the barbeque ill be limited to some 300 due limited facilities al the park. Mrs. Kenneth Holke is ticket hairman for the barbecue hich the congressman said 'as not a fund-raising event. McFerran Named Horticultural Society Fellow Dr. Joe McPerran, a University of Arkansas horticulturist was named a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science during the so ciety's 71st annual meeting al the University of Guelph in On tario Canada. In 1968-69 he received the outstanding teacher award from the UA chapter of Gamma Sig ma Delta, national agricultural society and in 1970 received the Ware Teaching award in the southern region. The following year he won the national Ware Teaching aware and also received the Distin guished Faculty Award from the UA Alumni Association: His research has emphasized plant breeding especially will hjs tomatoes called "Bradley 1 and "Traveler.' ' He received his bachelor anc masters degrees from the UA and his PhD from Cornell Um versity. New Professor Dr. James F. Ford has bee appointed assistant professor r foreign languages at. the Un versity of Arkansas, occordin to Dr. Gaston F. Fernandez chairman of the Depir'Tient Foreign Languages in t h College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Ford's appointment effective with the beginning the fall . term this month. I: will teach classes in Spanis and Portuguese and will be i charge of the supervision student teachers, Dr. Fernanda said. (TBlESphoto by Rar Cray) WHERE NORTH STREET EXTENSION WILL BEGIN ... looking west pom near Oakland Avenue intersection down dirt road at left which will be widened and paved North Street To Be Extended, Straightened By JACK WALLACE TIMES S f n f f Writer Extension, straightening and stalling traffic signals on "forth Street from the Oakland .venue intersection west to Vedington Drive, hopefully will r et underway by the first of the year, according to Fayctte- nine other city-wide projects. ville City Manager Don Grimes. ""-- °'-'- "=-' " -The project will begin just Nor Justified PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) n a recently published survey conducted by the Opinion He- earch Corp., 86 per cent of the nion members surveyed said hat violence at construction sites was never justified. Of the otal public, 88 per cent agreed fiat violence was not justified. The survey was sponsored by ,he Business Roundtable, an or- anization of business execu- ives that seeks to bolster ef- orts to curb inflat'ion, improve ind assist in promoting sound :conomic growth. . The nationwide survey, which s based on a national probabil- ty sample of 2,076 personal interviews, is the ninth in a series designed to explore and monitor thinking on a wide range of issues related to labor unions, the collective bargain- ng process and public read- ness for reform in the country's labor laws. east of .the Oakland Avenue intersection and continue, on a straight line with North Street, to Garland Avenue (tfwy. 112), where a new intersection will be created. From that point, the construction will continue on to intersect with Wedington Drive (Hwy. 16), cutting out a major portion of the long curve on that route. The new intersection that will :e created by the project will nave traffic signals installed upon completion. ESTIMATED COST The estimated cost of the project from Oakland to Garland Avenues is $175,000, with the city bearing one third, about The Slate Highway Department issued a minute order on- July 31 approving the Oakland, ie o Garland Avenue portion o f . he project. The Garland Ave-,. me lo Wedington Drive portion; ik lad been approved previously, st by the departmenl. " k ig In acquiring right-of-way for' ^ the project, administralive aide $58,000, of the city's share has burden. The already been What Do You Expect? VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -A Valparaiso man who waited more than three months for delivery of his new car had driven only 69.miles when the car started to fall apart. Architect Douglas Pierce look his 1974 car to a garage, where mechanics told him a t i e . r o d had fallen off, bolts inside and outside the transmission, in the bell housiffg and in the tie rod system were loose and the ciutch linkage was dangling. When Pierce complained, an observer quipped, "What do you expect for $4,000?" budgeted as matching funds In order to receive funding from the new federal urban system. The Board of Directors votec on June 18 to allocate a portion of- the general fund operating reserves for use as a match for the project. The money allo cated by the board will, in all probability, not be used on the project itself, as the city plans to budget the money in the 107f general fund budget. The construction project anc the signals for the new inlersec lion were approved by tht board as the two top priority items in the field of street im provernents for the city. The list of priorities include! 'I 5- 0- s' cc- David McWethy said that f r o m * the present standpoint the new.- roadway would leave all houses, and buildings in the right-of- way intact. ' ._ STRAIGHT LINE Traveling west on North Street, the new roule will be in a straight line with the rest of the street, instead of curving" north west on Ml. Comfort: Road as il presenlly does. · ": The roule will follow whal is- now a dirt street, mostly used · as a driveway, will] in 200 feet at which ends I large em- is in r- bankment. The conslruction will ;h continue through the embank" ment, immediately behind t h e 1 Hardee's parking lot and on to 1 ' Garland Avenue. ·_ The conslruclon will be a ma-'-' jor improvement in east-west traffic routes within the city, Grimes said. TR1-LAKES ANTENNA Sales and Service Hew Used Antennae Color · Black WhitB Boosters · Tower* Free Estimates 751-7927 TSl-MJt 7Sl-ms7 if) A tf it, rt ih a !h I Takes New Post Robert Turvey.'who has been ssislant dean in the Division f Student Affairs at the Uni ·ersity of Arkansas the pas hree yars, has accepted posilion as assistant clean o men at the University of Kan :as at Lawrence effeclive Aug 10. Turvey, a native of Kansa City, Kan., is a graduate o Emporia. State College. 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