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'Wk/owese' Is Language Born Out Of Necessity SUMMIT, Ore. (AP) -- How-, Batey's van contains many ot ell E. Batey, 55. ot El Paso, the comforts of a modern borne Tex., travels with his lifelin addition to Lie kidney ma- stowed carefully in the back of a van. Baley, a retired railroad electrician, has no kidneys. His life and health depend on an $8,500 kidney machine which he takes with iiim in travels around the United States. Recently. Batey and his wife, Betty, visited his daughter in ;his western Oregon community, his second trip to Oregon with the machine. He believes he is the only kidney patient in tile United States who travels with a kidney dialysis machine in a van. "I heard of one other mobile fellow, but he has all his equipment in a trailer home," Batey said. A kidney patient since 1970, Werners World Of Music Werner nirzol, 55, totes around 150 pounds of musical sounds un his back as he makes his way along the midway at Hie Colorado S t a t e Fair at Puehlo. Hlrzel retired four years ago as an eleclrician "and took up t h e trade of heiug a one-man band. "So now I try (o make people happy and make a better world. In fact, now I like this so much I wouldn't give it np for air the money in the world." Hlrzel, has 51 gadgets in his one-man sym- phouy. (AP Wirepholo) Batey must attach himself Ihe machine three times week. Connecting shunts for the machine are permanently attached to his left leg -- one to a vein and one to an artery. He sits in his van during the process, which takes six hours. After each dialysis, Batey musl put a new plastic kidney, which costs $18, into the machine. To Clean Colorado River U.S. To Build Desalting Plant In Arizona MEXICALI, Mexico (AP) -The Mexicali Valley is a hot, dusty place where only snakes and other desert creatures can survive without water brought in by canal from the Colorado River. It lakes a hardy person to withstand the frequent 130-degree temperatures, swirling dust and winds coming off the Sonora Desert that kick up stinging sand and leave lips dry and cracked. Juan Virrcal, 4I, is one _ ot pehaps 200,000 peasants living in the triangular-shaped valley whose base hugs the California border and whose apex to the south touches the Gulf of California. Virreal leaned against a tree, closed his eyes against the dazzling brightness of the sun and wondered if he could wait three or four more years for the wonderful fruit ot diplomacy to blossom. The United Stales has agreed to build a $C7-million desalting plant in-Arizona to prevent U.S. salt contamination of the Colorado River from further injuring Mexicali Valley fields and pastures. FINISHED IN 1980 The plant will not be finishec at least until 1080. The United o 44 acres. ONCE DID WELL Government officials and jusinessmen say the Mexicali Valley's farmers once did well jy Mexican standards. "It wasn't unusual for a fam- ly to make more than $8,000 a year and to buy a new car ev- States, in the meantime, is sending low salinity water to the Mexican Valley from U.S water storage areas. four or official. five years, 1 "Many of said them would have refrigerators and i Million Fraud Suit Filed By Pension Fund LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A summons lias been sent to Billy Deans Starks, who is imprisoned at TCITO Haute, Intl., noti- f y i n g him that the Board of Trustees of the North Little Rock Policemen's Pension a n c Relief Fund has filed a $1.8 million fraud suit against him. Isaac A. Scott Jr. of Little Rock, an attorney for the hoard, said Thursday he hac sent the summons Tuesday. Scott said he told Starks, who is serving a federal sentence that he had 30 days from receipt of the summons to file a response Count} Chancery Court and that failure to do so would give the boarc But Mexican authorities say the right to obtain a defaul it will be at least three or four I judgment against him. years before good water will be The board obtained a defaul able to cleanse the valley of the salt, which is visible up to six inches deep in the earth. "Three or four years is a long time to wait when your belly is rumbling from hunger and you're having to borrow money from the bank just to buy the family some beans," Virreal said. "What can we do hut wait. Sometimes the families here cat only one meal a day. We were not poor before the salt came. We ate three good meals a day. Now the children sometimes cry because there is not enough to eat. "If it were not for the government banks we would be finished. They at least loan us money for seeds and to buy beans and tortillas to keep us alive." Virreal. like most of the other farmers in the Mexicali Valley, lives on a government-awarded collective f a r m , called an cjido, on which each family uses up judgment for $934,915 agains Starks in May 1973, but th state Supreme Court ruled Maj of Ihis year lhat the defaul judgmenl could be no mon lhan $630,000 for which th: :ioard had sued. The court gavi the board the options of accepl ing that or amending its suit ti seek a larger amount. Scott took the second optini and amended the suit July 9 t ask for $875,816 actual damage plus $1 million punitive dam ages. Later, Roy Finch Jr. am Claude Carpenter of Littl Rock, the attorneys who ha represented Starks in the case said they didn't know if the still represented Slarks an saitl Chancellor John T. Jern gan of Pulaski County shoul decide that question. The me said if they didn't represen Starks, they needed time to en gage an attorney for him. There has been no action o their petition. Tree BILL CANNON -- Evelyn Hills -- TOM HENDR1CKS Continuing Our -SHOE SALE- FOR LADIES and MEN Women's Shoes Values $10 to $14 NOW SOD Values $15 to $20 Now 7°° Values $20 to $24 Now Men's Shoes Values $18 to $27 Now Values $26 to $30 Now evisions, but now they owe a . of money to the banks and n't even get money to put a w roof on the house." Government officials say that sects and poor prices for ops have also meant econom- hardship to the valley's rmers. The salt problem began in 61 when crops started failing, ficials say. The neat rows of tton were interrupted by ayisb areas where nothing ould grow. The barren spot? rew larger the next year, and e cotton did not grow as tal s before. Government chemists were ailed in to test the soil. They und a high concentration o: It. Tests of the water in the ca ·ils coming from the Colorado iver showed salinity had in eased from the normal 851 arts per million to about 3,001 arts per million. Sea water i: bout 35.000 parts per million. WASHES SALT AWAY The United States was draw ig water from the Coloradt iver to wash salt from th Vellton - Mohawk V a l l e y in outhern Arizona. The highly aline drainoff was being re urned to the Colorado just be ore it crossed into Mexico. The salt was swept into tin /lexicali Valley's canals am pread over the valley's fields. The United States respondei initial complaints by th texicans by saying that ther as no real nroof that salinil ad increased. The United States als aimed that poor farrnin radices by the Mexicans -lash and burn tactics, overus f the land -- were burling th armers* incomes more tha nvlhing. The Mexican governmen iressed its claims until earlie his year President Luis Eel verria won agreement by th Iniled States to build the aHinK nlant. It will be constructed t Ynma, Ariz. Three- Persons Killed ASHDOWN. Ark. (AP) -- wo-vehicle accident on U.S. 7 about 20 miles north of hei ook the lives of three person Thursday. State Police identified th victims as Albert Whitlow, 5 of near Foreman, Henry Ca roll, 57, of Foreman and Ab Gladstone, 84, of Lake Charle La. chine and water softener. In he rear is a double bed where ic stretches out and watches .elcvision, reads or visits while lis blood flows through the nui- chine. He has to take special care to ivard off infection. The connections on his leg are coverec with sterilized gauze when he sn't using the machine. Anoth er problem is clotting in the leg tubes. "I have to pull my own clots once in a while, but it's nothing so serious t h a t I can't wait un lil I get to a hospital," he said "We've never had what yoi would really call an emergen cy." with him dialysis fluic Batey carries large supply o f . ,, _ _ _ . _ and several disposable kidneys These he recycles by cleaning and filling them with colorei rocks so they can be made inti lamp bases, which he sells fo $6 each. Batey does all of the drivin. on family trips and he enjoy camping and fishing. The onl requirements f o r . him are t camp near water ; and elec tricity. Man Travels Wilh Dialysis Machine In Van CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Widowese -- a new language - born out of necessity." So observes W. Scane Bowler, lairman and chief executive fficer of a national financial e r v i c e s organization with eadquarters here. "Women who face entering le ranks of widowhood -- too ften with relatively little p/ep- ration or knowledge of finan- ial matters -- need a vocabu- ary all their own," Bowler ays. The pioneer Western execu- ive suggests a starting lexicon f "widowese": Family allowance: An allow- nce out of the estate provided or by statute and granted by Charges Filed In Death Oi Teenagers LITTLE ROCK CAP) -- Two former Jacksonville men were charged Thursday with kidnap- ing in the first degree in the June 20 abduction of two Jacksonville teen-agers whose decomposed bodies were found July 16. Douglas Eugene Hall, 27, and William Davis Thomas Hughes Sr. were charged in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Hall and Hughes were charged at Lonoke July 26 with felony murder in the deaths of the two teen-agers, Elajne Margaret Dolan, 15, and James W. Thompson, 17. The teen-agers' bodies were found by a farm worker in a wooded area near . . . r ,, T-I 1 I · J u s t e . as . o t lhe Pulaskl - . . he court to help tide over the L °J}° kKe count y lln £- . - - B° 11 TM e " TM e TM urviving spouse and-or children during the period the es- ate is in process of settlement. Joint return: A surviving »pousc wilh a dependent may ake advantage of federal joint ncome tax rates for two years. Annuity: A contract that provides the widow with an income 'or a specified period of time or 'or lite. Letter of instruction: A personal letter spelling out exactly vhat to do in case of death. It alleviates confusion -- even lelps lessen the blow of sad- ess. Tenancy in entirety: Proper;y jointly owned by man and wife. At the death of one, all property passes to the surviv- .ng spouse. Tenancy in common is jointly owned.property -- it is partitioned so that the spouse's share may be willed to whomever he designates. Estate tax: That which is levied by the federal' government on an estale. The state levy is called an inheritance tax. Fort Smith by federal authorities on charges of robbing the Bull Shoals branch of the Bank of Yellvitle on July 3. The kidnapping information against the two, alleges that the crime was facilitated with the use of firearms and that both men have previous felony con- Fort Smith Bondsman Is Charged FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) -Bondsman Lee Williams. 41, Fort Smith was' arraigned Sebastian County Circuit Cou Thursday on a charge l h a t : h suggested the name of a lawy tor one of his customers. Prosecutor Charles Karr Fort Smith said this was a vi lafion of Act 400 of 1971, whic prohibits a bondsman fro paying fees or rebates or givin anything of value to a lawy in bail bond matters. Records indicated that W liams was arrested after he c lected $25 on two occasions for attorney's fees from James Norross of Little Rock, who had been 'found guilty of overdraft - charges in Fort Smith Municipal Court on Aug. 23. ; The name of the lawyer to whom Williams allegedly paid the fees was not mentioned in the information file by the prosecutor. Norcross was fined $50 plus court costs and given a' 10-day sentence. Five days of the sentence were suspended providing that full restitution was made for the overdraft check. Norcross, according to the records, contacted Williams at the Tri-State Bonding Co. to orthwest Arkansas TIMES, Friday, Aug. 30, 1974 lYETTEVILLE, A R K A N S A S Carpenter Ants Are Serious Threat To Giant Sequoias SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, lif. (AP) -- Vast numbers of rpenler ants may be toppling } oldest and largest living ings on earth, the giant quoias. Twenty ot the towering mon- chs of the forest have turned in the past six years. In 59, a 60-year-old woman was lied when a tree fell on her as ate breakfast at a picnic ble here. Last December, a 36-foot mb fell from the General icrnian Tree, largest ot the iquoias, which towers 272 feel bove the forest floor and is i.5 feet in diameter. In almost every case, the alien giants were teeming with arpenter ants. In an effort to determine ex- ctly what is felling the trees alive to the southern Sierra Nevada, the National Park ervice has hired myrmecolog t Charles David, one of onl; bout two dozen ant experts in le world. And for three summers. Da id, 26, has spent his nights in :ie groves of giant trees, spy ng on columns of the nocturua nsects trooping in and out o equoia trunks and branches. Armed with a flashlight cov red in red paper to avoid dis urbing the ants, David ha 'counted as many as 200 ant going, by in "a minute's time" i blumns -two to three inche vide. "The ants have a mean bite, he said. "They draw blood a imes, and they spray an aci hat causes blisters on my fin gers." David said the half-inch-Ion nnts, the largest found in Ca "ornia, do not actually eat tl Sequoias. "They merely hollow out tl trees for nesting," he said. The ants may not be entire responsible for felling the gia Sequoias, John R. Parmele 46, a plant pathologist at f University of California Berkeley, says three-fourths the fallen trees had extren fungus decay in the roots in a dition to being infested wi carpenter ants. "Both carpenter ants and cay may have been going for a long time," he said. And a study by Jack Mickey, , a seasonal ranger, indicates ople may be partly to blamo r the increasing numbers ot Is in certain trees. In a preliminary report on .idies he lias been conducting r more than 20 years, Hickey id the greatest concentrations ants w e r e found in park eas with the highest human age. But ant expert David dis- iiinls leftover food as a major «rce of ant food. "Studies show that 93 per ml of the material carried ack to the ant nests is aphid oneydew: the sweet sticky ubstance excreted by aphids plant leaves," David said. Ozark Folk Center Shows Summer Profit LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The 'zark Folk Center, which had ) he subsidized with money rom the Governor's Emergcn- y Fund during- the winter lonlhs. is operating at a profit lis summer. Tom Scay of Forrest City, a nember of the state Parks and \urism Commission, was ex- Itant, Thursday about a staff eview of the summer's reve- ues at the center, located near Mountain View. "It vindicates us." he said at a meeting of the commission at Petit Jean Slate Park. All of the publicity during the past year had been about the Icficit operations at the con- roversial attraction, and it was about lime Hie commission got orne credit. Seay said. This is the center's first full season of operation. In July, its income was $117,- OflO with a profit of about $22,000, William Henderson, executive director of the Parks and Tourism Department, said. With four days left in August, revenues had exceeded $118,000, he said. If the facility can break even in September, Henderson predicted that it p r o b a b l y would show another profit in October. September tends to be a poor tourism month. victions, which, according Deputy Prosecutor John Earl, could make the possible state penitentiary sentence for each defendant 105 years upon conviction. The defendants also have make an appeal bond. Williams is charged with telling Norcross that if lie would pay $50, Williams would get an attorney for him and Ibe cnse could be disposed of without Norcross having to serve the been charged with the first-tie gree rape of Miss Dolan. Thompson and Miss Dolan, described as "just friends," were last seen together about 4:30 p.m. June 20 at Jacksonville. Hall is an escapee from the Florida State Prison. The FBI said he escaped Oct. 25, 1972, while he was serving 10 years for rape. U r; Tra - We'vebeen making gentlemen's whiskey In Kentucky since 1800. And everything we know has gone into Kentucky Beau. We took our time making it. Take your lime drinking it. .86 Proof, 6 Years Old Kentucky Beau Slraigfil Bourbon Whiskey Prosecutor Sam Weems of Stuttgart, who filed the charges in Lonoke County, said Hughes Marital deduction: A marital had served time in a Florida ^,,rt,TM automatically re- prison for armed robbery. deduction duces Ibe estale tax if everything is left outright. It can still be done a trust but make certain that the trust is set up by a professional. Adjusted gross estate: T h e gross estate minus funeral costs, administration costs, and debts of the estate. Up to one- half of the adjusted gross es- tale may go to the surviving spouse tax-free -- no matter how much is involved. Taxable estate: What Uncle Sam looks at and taxes -- if it amounts to enough. This is what is left after subtracting funeral costs, legal and executor's fees, whatever debts Weems has said he will seek the death penalty against Hall and Hughes on the charges he filed against them. owned, the marital deduction, charitable bequests -- plus flat $60,000 exemption. Testamentary trust: One that is part of the last will and testament. If a will does not exist, your spouse wil testate and wil dered the privilege of disposing of property in keeping with his own ideas. The more "widowese" a wife is familiar with -- the better. have died in- have surren- COUNT AUGUST 31st ABSOLUTELY OUR LAST DAY IN THE FURNITURE BUSINESS. All Sales Final -- Bring Your Own Truck YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SAVE AS MUCH AS 80°, 0 DAY LEFT ff$fetes, be. 41 East Center don's "Oyster King," died of a Green brook worn by the prettiest girls in town Wash and wear polyester/cotton team up to make a pretty and practical dress for early fall school days. Sizes 5-13 $21.98 BUDGET FASHIONS STREET FLOOR

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