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2A · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Sept. T, 1974 FAYETTEV1LLE, ARKANSAS But Activity Belies Age County ManToBe90 Monday By Pal Doiml TIMES Staff Writer James Fairish, a native of Brenlwood, is having a birthday September 4. No one contests the fact that his birthday is September 4, but most people don't believe he is going to he 90 years old. "Well, I believe it. You're a 'Christian and I believe it. But 5 Jobs Await Congress On Return WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five big unfinished jobs await Congress' return from a long Labor Day recess, but there is little chance all will be completed when the 93rd Congress expires Crowds Watch Native Craftsmen A large crowd was on hand Saturday at Battlefield Park In Prairie Grove for the an- nual Clothesline Fair. Visitors flocked around exhibits of native crafts such as this basket- weaving exhibition. The fair, which opened Saturday will continue today and Monday. (TIMESpholo by Ken Good) I Controversial Issues To Come Before City Directors A stormy s e s s i o n is ex-1 peeled Tuesday night as the Fayetteville Board of Directors c o n s i d e r two controversial issues among the seven items contained on the agenda. The Board will hold a public hearing on the sufficiency of a petition to construct a parking garage in do\yntown Fayetteville and consider fina appro- Burke Appointed To Union Post Donald J. Burke has joined the staff of the Arkansas Union as assistant director in charge of programs according to B o b Barnes, Arkansas Union director. His appointment was effective this month. A native of Houston, Texas, Burke was reared in Louisiana, where he took a bachelor of science degree in economics al Southweslern University. He did postgraduate study toward a master of arts degree at t h e same institution. Before joining the University staff, Burke was assistani director of the Houston Harte University Center at Angelo State University. His responsibilities included advising, assist ing and providing leadership in planning programs sponsored b the seven committees of t h e program Council. While a uni versity student, he was progra advisor at the USL union. al of a new animal control rdinance. A petition purportedly con- aimng the signatures of a ma- ority of the property owners (in 'alue) of t 16-squ a re-block sec- ion in downtown Fayetteville vill be presented to the Board in the hope that the Board will a- dopl an ordinance establishing an improvement district. If the ordinance is approved, he Board will appoint three property owners as missioners for the district. Obituary Vanneman Article Published By ABA An article by Dr. Peter Vanneman, assistant professor of political science at the University of Arkansas, has been published by the American Bar Association in its journal, 'The International Lawyer." The article is a study of the hierarchy of laws in the Soviet Union. He is also the author of a book on Russian lawmaking and has just received a research grant from the Africa Institute in Pretoria, South Africa, to study Chinese and Soviet foreign policy toward South Africa. Dr. Vanneman teaches international law and Soviet foreign ^olicy at the University. The proposed parking garage to be constructed at the in- ersection of Church Avenue nd Center Street. The proposed improvement district includes all property inside an area bounded on the east by College Avenue; on the north by Spring Street; on the west by Locust Avenue and on the south by Rock Street. If the Board approves the ordinance forming the district, studies of the parking garage will be made and property owners inside the area will be assessed on the basis of the Benefit derived from the improvement. The assessments would be made on commercial as well as residential property. 'The Board will also consider inal approval of the new ani- al control ordinance, which includes a controversial year around "leash law. 11 The Board originally agreed (on Aug. 6) to put the "leash law" portion of the ordinance vote of the people but on iig. 20 they rescinded the ae- on and is expected to approve ordinance in its entirety uesday night. Also to be considered by the oard are : --An ordinance terminating ssessments in Sewer Improve- icnt District No. 2. --A proposed statement o! po cy regarding street improve lent districts. --A request by T. L. Nelms ir a waiver of the master treet plan. --Award of bids for the pur base of lires and tubes. The Board meets at 7:30 p.m Tuesday in the Directors Room t City Hall. The public is en ouraged to attend. FRANKLIN McWETHY Berryville--Franklin Meade McWethy, 73, of Berryville, died Tuesday in the Berryville Hospital. Born Feb. 8, MOL at Guthrie, Okla., the son of Will and Ethel Phenis McWethy, he was a former employe of the Soil Conservation Service, a tax accountant and a Methodist. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Lucille Richards McWethy of the home; two daughter, Mrs. Carol Riley of Hart, Mich, and Mrs. F.vadne Hollister of Shelby, Mich.; two sons, Billy of Charleston, S.C. and David of Fayetteville; three rasters, Miss Faye McWethy and Mrs. inora Payne of Stillwater, la. and Mrs. Marie Keeth of uskogee, Okla. and 13 grand- ildren. Funeral and burial w rid ay in Berryville. at the year's end. The five are: --Confirmation of Nelson A. More Testimony In PSC Study Of Gentry Piant The Arkansas Public Service Commission was informed Friday that leakage from a planned lake on Little Flint Creek in Northwest Arkansas would be so great that it is unlikely that Southwestern Electric Power Company would have enough water to cool its proposed coal-fired power plant Reports To Yum a Base Marine Corps Air Station at has reported for duty at the Marine Cpl. Larry E. Johnson Yuma, Ariz. Johnson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl F. Johnson of Wilier joined the Marines in Augus of 1971. Founded 1E-50 212 N. East Are. FarelfeTlHe, Arfc. 72101 Published daily and Sun day except January I, July 4, ThanVsgiping and Christmas. Second CJIas.T Postage Paid at VayeUeville, Art. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS Tnt Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the trse for rtpubl lea- t!on of all local news printed in this newspaper as wi',1 a a Ell AP news dispatches. RATFS Effective October 1, 1973 Home Dell ve Ter month by carrier Bn?tt copy dally lOc, ·,,..,, $3.26 Sunday 25e U.S. Mail In WashlnaEQflj Benftm, Madison ti«i, Ark., Adair do., OWa.: · months 6 months City Box Section ---- Oatstd* sbovs counl'es: 5 monttw . -6 tnonthi --~~ 1 YEAR .... . .-- . 16.00 30.00 $9.50 IB. 00 34.00 4f jf. MAIL fJCBSdt OPTIONS FAVABLE IN ADVANCE Mills To Serve As Visiting Professor Dr. William Mills, a poet, crl c and fiction writer, will serv i a visiting professor durin Ke fall semester in the Crea ive Writing Program of th University of Arkansas Depart ment of English. Dr. Mills received his bache or's, master's, and Ph. D. de grees from Louisiana State un" 'ersity, completing the latter i .972. He is the author of a wide y praised book of poem 'Watch for the Fox," and critical book on the poetry Howard Nemerov will be pul ished soon by the Memph Itate University Press. Dr. Rom Elected Dr. Roy C. Rom, professi of horticulture at the Universil of Arkansas, was elected seer lary of Ihe American Pomobi, cal Society this month when t[ Society met at the Universi of Geulph in Guelph, Ont., Can; da. Dr. Rom will serve a threi year term as secretary of tl )rganization, which was creati in 1848. He has served on th Society's advisory Committe for nine years and on the Ex cutive Committee to d a t e. I will take office January 1, 197 Recruit Graduates Navy Hospitalman Hecru Terry R. Lakey h a s graduate Terry R. akey has gradual from recruit training at the N val Training Center at S a Diego, Cal. He is now schedul to report to hospital corpsm school, also in San Diego. Lakey is the son of Mr. a n Mrs. Charles S. Lakey of Si phtir Springs. City Man Arrested For Sale Of Tractor Rockefeller as vice president, which is expected. --Revision of the tax laws to give . a break to inflation- p r e s s e d lower-income taxpayers and spur lagging investment. House leaders insist their chamber will act; the outlook in the Senate is dimmer. --Enactment of a national health plan. The odds are lieavy against it, although the possibility of a limited, first- step bill has not been written off. - Tightening of laws on campaign fund-raising and expenditures. Enactment of some sort of compromise between a far-reaching measure passed near Gentry. According director of to Thomas Aley, the Ozark Underground Laboratory at Springfield, Mo., there are surface indications that a geologic fault runs beneath the site of a proposed lake on Little Flint Creek. · Aley's testimony was supported by Neil Woomer, an eco- logisl with the state Department of Pollution Control and Ecology's Water Division,. who also asked whether the water hich would be available would by the Senate and a more restricted House bill is expected. --Revival of presidential authority to conclude international trade agreements, un- ier conditions that would fur- .her improve economic rcla- -ions and general detente with :he Soviet Union. The chances have improved with reports that efforts to work out a compromise on the sticky issue of Soviet emigration policies, in p a r t i c u l a r toward Jewish people, are going forward. How close the lawmakers come to clearing their desks depends considerably on whether they are willing to come back after the November election for a clean-up session. Some sources say it is inevitable. Others hope to avoid a "lame-duck" meeting, in which defeated and retiring members would participate. you sure don't look 90." This ,vas the response Parrish got :he other day when he said he was going to be 90 years old. Disbelief is the natural reaction and most people question liis years after hearing his liearty chuckle and seeing him move around. This would be true even if it wasn't known that this summer he made an Arkansas hay rake and raked and gathered the hay from his pasture. RAKES HAY "I had my hay cut but the pasture is too small to get a hay rake so I went to raking with a fork. That took too long and 1 made myself an Arkansas hay rake. Took a board, three inches wide and drove nails about three incites apart and put a handle or: it. I raked the Mggest part of that pasture with it," he said. He keeps two calves in the pasture and plans to kill one for beef shortly and keep the other through the winter. Hard work is no stranger to Parrish who was born in a log house, one half mile up the hill west of Brcntwood. "Hard work won't hurt anybody," he declares, It certainly hasn't hurt Parrish who had never been sick a day in his life until last year when he had a bout with the grippe. "I went to the hos- ital then and they gave me a shot, but I don't think it did me any good," he said. He went only because his family insisted he go. Tlie Parrish family (his parents, Simon and Mary Adeline Nance Parrish) settled around Brentwood in 1870 anci he was born 14 years later. He has followed in the footsteps ol his father and has been a Tanner and blacksmith most ol his life. BLACKSMITH CONSENSUS There is a consensus that man was officials in A Fayetteville rrested by FBI ansas City, Mo. Saturday .orning as he was attempting i sell a farm tractor reported olen Saturday morning from orthwest Equipment Co., Hwy. 1 north. William -Leroy Kelly, 7 renton St., is in FBI custody nd charges against him are xpectcd to be filed soon. Sgt. Bill Brooks, a criminal ivestigator for the Fayetteville olice Department, said the BI informed him late Satur- ay morning that the 1974 John eere farm tractor had been ecovered and Kelly arrested. Brooks said the tractor was aken from the lot "at Northwest quipment Co. late Friday ight or early Saturday morn- ng. He said Kelly was a former mploye of the company. The tractor is valued 5,435.50. r ould then barges. Things would meet state water quality standards. The statements of Aley and Woomer were part of the written and direct testimony submitted Friday by inter- venors in the power plant case. A public hearing on the application for a certificate of public compatibility for the $100.1 million, 530-megawatt plant will begin September 16. .£ ERRORS CITED- According to Aley. water data calculations submitted by .the utilities are full of errors. Woomer's criticisms may, however, be more serious than those of Aley. Woomer questioned whether the plant has the right to totally preempt the flow of Little Flint Creek during times when natural flow would otherwise be occurring. Woomer asserted that cutting off the creek's flow would raise serious legal questions. Even if complete utilization of the creek's water were allowed, the quantity might still be insufficient for the plant's needs during dry periods. Woomer further asserted that data indicate that the discharge will violate Arkansas' thermal discharge standard and that a problem of discoloration of the drop evasion water likely would occur. The ecologist said that the appear to go dissolved oxygen in the stream downstream from the plant might not meet minimum standards. Also, he stated that concentrations of several trace elements might become "substantially higher than the levels members must be allowed to go ' ' campaign not later home and than Oct. 15. The customary "I did blacksmithing and run a farm too. On rainy days wouldn't have any rest becausi all the neighbors came in on me an wanted horses shod, o: their wagons fixed," he said. The hardest thing abou farming, according to this ex pert, is clearing land. "Tearin up this old land is the hardes things I've done. I have clearec it acre by acre. When you plot new ground you've got a jo on your hands. I have had m shins very near skinned lots o time," he recalled. When he says something L hard you can believe it for he owned four farms near Black-j burn all of which he cleared I and then sold. I "I used to work all day and! come in and eat supper and go back and work until 10 or 12 at night, then come in an go to bed," he said. Parrish also workeji in the timber in the winter time. "I've ard and everything, but people ijoyed. themselves mere than icy do now. We would get in ic wagon, put the kids in the ack, and go and stay all night t a friends. Now you can live ght along the road and don't ardly know your neighbors," e said. HAHD WORK Blacksmithing itself is never n easy task and some of the orses didn't like to be shod, his didn't deter P a r r i s h owever, who got $1.50 for hoeing a horse. "I shod an .d bronco once. A fellow rought it over from Oklahoma. fou talk about something being mean. That thing was mean, went up to the neighbors to et some ropes. We just roped lat thing and threw him down nd tied his four feet together n I put them shoes on," he ecalled with a hearty laugh. His expertise with an axe ex- ended to building log cabins nd out buildings. "I sure have helped build lany a log house and barn. Ve used black or white oak, owed out the logs and used addle notching. Some people milt with round logs but we lewed the edges, made thetm about six inches thick and lined hem up with a broad axe. Most the floors were sawed out of ak timber, and many of them ad just dirt floors. Some of hem were single but many vere two pens. A ten foot space vas left between the two pens nd this served as a brcez- vay," Parrish said recalling he log cabin his grandfather ived in in North Carolina which ,e visited. He also said fire- ilaces were placed in each enc and chimneys were made of flat ocks worked out of rock quarries. USES OX TEAM P a r r i s h also remembers )Iowing with an ox team and ising the old single stock plow. :n fact he says they arc the best kind. "1 have made these single stock plows and if you make a good one you cun sur« plow with thorn," he said, Parrish attended the typical one room school at Brenlwood. We hncl one teacher and 50 o 75 scholars. It was a three months school but I didn't at- ways get to go the full time be- :ause 1 had to work at home," \G explained. In fuel going to school was no escape from the chores at lome. "As soon as I got home mother would say get your old clothes on and get to the field. We knew what we hiid to do," said. "I can remember back when .here were no trains, no cam and no airplanes," he said. He also remembers · coming to rayellcvillc. "We didn't get 'nto Fayetleville very often, not like I do now. It was 30 miles and we had to go with the cam. You could make the trip to Fayetteville and back by using part of the night," ha aid. VOTES GOP While he doesn't remember .he first president he voted for be usually votes the Republican ticket. "I vote for the man, when I know him, regardless of politics, but when I don't, I vote the Republican ticket," he said. As for the Watergate situation his comment was "It is too bad that ever happened to us and he (Nixon) isn't tha only one mixed up in i t " he said. Parrish has been married twice. His first wife was tha former Mary Elizabeth Davis and they were the parents of 10 children. His present wife is Julie Evelyn Phillips. He has 22 grandchildren, 39 great- grandchildren and three great- great-grandchildren. "I am not ashamed of any of them," ha said with pride. He plans to mow his yard and work in his large garden on his birthday. His family expect to celebrate the occasion with him with ice cream and cake Wednesday evening. August vacation was curtailed by the impeachment crisis, before Richard M. Nixon's resignation resolved it. Whether the vice presidential confirmation proceedings will be concluded by then is problematical. Preliminary checks into Rockefeller's far-flung financial interests ancf long career, routinely required for all such nominees, began during the recess. The Rules Corn- hacked out railroad packed them out by dred," he said. ties and the hun- Desplte the physical labor Parrish recalls the good times, "We had some awful good times back then. We worked mittee in Judiciary at Amnesty CONTINUED FROM PAGE OJTE) arder for returning deserters. A deserter would immediate y receive an undesirable dis- harge from the armed forces. After he finished his alternate ervice, his undesirable dis- harge would fje "marked with n appropriate legend to in- icate fulfillment of his com- -m'tment." But there was no ign that his discharge would he upgraded. Neither the deserter nor the draft evader would be eligible 'or veterans' benefits. 'ACT OF CONTRITION' The statement of "reaffir- nation of allegiance" would ap- )ear to be less harsh than an 'act of contrition" which Saxbc has said would be required but evidently was softened in the final form of the memorandum. The "earned re-entry" pro- iram would be monitored by the Selective Service system under the Schlesinger-Saxbc proposal. They reported to Ford that about 8.700 draft evaders have been convicted and 6,610 Jnder indictment or investigation. "Only a handful of those convicted of draft evasion are incarcerated today," they said. As for deserters, Saxbe and Schlesinger reported that 12,478 are "at large" and another 360 are currently serving sentences or awaiting trial based on Vietnam-era "absence offenses." They recommended that a three-member clemency board be established under the President's pardon power to review the records of convicted draft evaders or deserters who apply "and recommend clemency consistent with the program for the Senate Committee and in the the ·louse still have to conduct hearings and both chambers must act. The Senate might meet the Oct. 15 deadline. T h e 3 2-member House Judiciary Committee, however, will not even decide when to begin hearings until after the recess." The House Ways and Means Committee has nearly completed action on a tax revision draft. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., has said he is determined to bring it to vote in :he House. Even if the Senate Joes not complete action, House members could tell voters they had done their part. Prospects health plan for this national year almost Downtown (CONTINUED FROM PAGE FOUR) outside the improvement district, would be named by t h e Board of Directors. This assessment board would determine the amount of benefit each property owner -- business or residential -- would derive from the garage and assessments would be made on that basis. Preliminary plans call for considered to be safe." Another consultant, Dr. Carl M. Shy of the Institute for Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, advocated that both low- sulphur fuel and scrubbers be used. Shy asserted that any new sulphur dioxide emissions in Arkansas will make the existing public health hazard worse. vanished a few weeks ago when Mills said his committee had been unable to agre'e on a compromise between widely differing proposals. Later, however. he said the committee will try again after the recess. The prospects still are not good. The chances appear good that a compromise campaign law reform bill will be worked out and enacted. There is a widespread feeling in Congress that the lawmakers, after Watergate, cannot face the voters without having taken some corrective measures. construction of a two-deck garage with street-level entrances from both Center Street a n d Meadow Street, according to Dr. Garland Melton Jr., chairman of the city's Parking Authority. Melton said the building would be constructed in such a manner that a third floor could be added later. SPACE UNDETERMINED The exact number of parking spaces the garage "will contain has not yet been determined. Melton said. An urban programming company from St Louis. Mo. will design the building. Estimated cost ranges from $1,800 space, on how the building is construe ted. Forest- Production ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- The Southern Forest Institute an- u n c o n v i c t e d deserters." evaders and Woman Returns Stolen Wallet Fayettevitle police report that the age-old parable of the good Samaritan was renewed this week by the honesty of a local citizen. Charlie Crigger, FayetteviUe. reported the loss of a wallet Thursday morning to Fayet- leville police. Crigger believed that the wallet containing $100 and various credit cards, had been stolen from his car while it was parked at a local cafe. Police received a call Friday from Mrs. Doug Jordan, Fayetteville, advising them she had found the wallet in the parking lot of the Chateau Apartments. Mrs. Jordan told Patrolman George Coffman that she had failed in sn attempt to f i n d the proper owner of the the wallet. Crigger and the intact wallet were then reunited. nounced kansas* Saturday that forest products Ar- dustry planted 52.31 million seedlings during the tree planting season of the past year. The annual survey shows that of the total seedlings planted in Arkansas, 51.93 million were pine and the remaining 454,000 were hardwood. Of the new trees, 51.96 million were planted on land owned or leased by the wood- usirrg industry in Arkansas. The total number of trees planted in Arkansas represents nearly nine per cent of all new trees planter] in the 13 southern states. to $3,000 per parking Melton said, dependinj By law the only criteria for determining the assessment a gainst each piece of property in the area is the benefit each owner will derive from the im provement, McCord said. Property owners in the area have two recourses if they fee assessments are inquitable. They may appeal to thi Board of Directors w i t h i n 1' days after the assessments arc filed with the city clerk and if they do not receive the re dress desired from the direc tors, they then have 30 addi tional days to appeal to Chan eery Court. However, McCord said, if thi property owner fails to appeal the assessment will stand. No determination has beei made as to whether the garag will contain parking meters o will be served by attendants Plans for the building ar awaiting completion of engi neering studies on the most fei Isible system. M. William fields SPECTRUM FINANCIAL »ERVICM LIFE UNDERWRITER Th« Finest in Life Insurance Product 309 Halbctttl OHIM Building. MO Norti B!«* M, TdliptiOT.ii: 531-517J TtTttlxvllIt. Artuni T7M REFLECTING ON THE PAST .. .Parrish still looks forward to juture Bill Alexander Speaks At Mountain View Dedication MOUNTAIN VIEW. A r k . AP) -- Rep. Bill Alexander, D- rk., said Saturday he will in- ist that rural areas get their air share of physicians under ny national health insurance rogram. Speaking at the dedication of 10-acre city park, Alexander aid, "I believe that no state in his nation should be able to articipate in a national health nsurance program unless as ondition for participation it hows that it has equitable dis ribution of doctors in the coun- ryside as well as in the cities." "T hope to make that a part of the law when we do pass a national health insurance pro- ram," Alexander said. He said a park was a refuge rom the rapid social changes produced by an industrial society. "By today's standards, a louse will last a generation, ut a park will stand forever as evidence of our stability and a symbol of America's priorities." Alexander said. Taking part In the Mountain View park dedication were Dr. E. Bishop, president of the University of Arkansas: Lewis "Red"Johnson, former head of :he Arkansas Farmers Union; and John Calhqun, a staff assistant to President Ford and former assistant national director of the federal Green Thumb program. The park was a joint project of the Green Thumb program and the stale's Older Worker program. Calhoun called Older Workers an untapped resource. He said .hey "want a chance to work, lot a handout." Alexander presented Johnson with a congressional citation "or his work toward "the growth, development and progress of Arkansas and the nation." Stereo Tapes Stolen Steve Eason, 632 Crest Drive, told Fayetteville police that 15 stereo tapes and a carrying ease were stolen from his car sometime Saturday wjiile it was parked at the Northwest Arkansas Plaza. Motorcycle Stolen A small motorcycle was repor. ed stolen early Saturday morning from the residence of Calvin Priddy, 221 Razorback Road, The motorcycle is described as a 1969 Sachs 125 "dirt bike." Tha serial number is 000363. MISSED YOUR PAPER? WE'RE SORRY! U yon cannot reach your TIMES carrier PHONE 442-6242 Dill; 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday 3 to i p.m. Sunday 8 to 9:30 a.m. Hammock Missing Mrs. Doris McClelland of th» Farmer's Daughler Restaurant, Hwy. 180, told Fayetteville police Friday afternoon liammock and several that a gallons of gasoline were stolen from tha restaurant. Mrs. McClelland said the hammock, valued at $56, was taken from between two trees in the front yard. She said the gasoline was taken frcm her People Helping People Director] of jjjA Funeral Service IKJI Services: ((LAND, VMtll C. -Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Chapel ol Nelson's -Funeral Home. Bev. Maurice Ijmler officiating. Interment National Certieter7,

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