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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 13

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Argentina Imposes Some Controls Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Sept. 1, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS 3B Fabled Horse Herds Disappearing Into Japanese Sukiyaki ., BUENOS AIRES. Argentic (AP) -- Argentina's fabled horse herds have been disappearing into Japanese sukiyaki and Belgian brocheltcs, but the government has moved to impose some controls. According to official figures, the country's horse population dropped from 10 million in 1950 to about, two million. At that rate, horses would be extinct here in a decade, some authorities say. Meat, packers contest those figures and argue that unnecessarily harsh controls deprive the government of a rich source or income. They say new measures will cut the trade in horsemcat by 75 pel- cent. In 1973, Argentina was the world s major exporter of horsemeal, selling 55,000 tons lor $« m i l l i o n . This year the fliianlilies are much lower, but the price is almost double -- up to $1,400 a ton. . The Japanese bought almost half of (lie export last year, using it as a beef substitute and grinding it into sausages. Bel- gian_s|)eciallty_shops sold 14,000 tons in 1973, largely to heart patients and gourmets. ATI oldtimer iti the meat industry says the taste for horsemeat comes from Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign. Starving troops had to choose between their mounts or their saddles. EAT HORSE MEAT People have eaten, horsemeat ever since in France and Belgium. A generation ago, Dutch workers were eating thin-sliced smoked sorsemeat rolled into sandwiches .before World War II. A healthy demand is growing for horsemeat in other countries, not only as a poor second to beefsteak, but also because many like its lean texture and sweetish taste. In Argentina, where sirloin steak is the staple, there is virtually no market. Since there is no local supply problem, authorities say. scant records are kept on slaughters, and many congressmen grew suddenly alarmed. New regulations say no horse may be killed if it is less than 12 -- or 15, in some cases -Children Able To See f Feel f Touch Items In Mystic Museum MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) -"Jan. 2, 1887. I am 12 years old today, Our most noted pets that we have are the old cat and few fat fleas. We are having a skating rink in the cabin. . . We are printing a little paper called the -Spray. It is the ship's daily paper. We set the type' ourselves." -- From Ship Records, Mystic Seaport, That's what life was like for a child years ago when many sea captains took their families on long voyages around the world. It was a time thai would come once in history -- a time that the Mystic Seaport 'maritime museum is recreating in a unique form. A children's m u s e u m that was once filled with books many children could not understand has been renovated. Now children will be able to see, feel and touch life as it was abo.ard those early vessels for youngsters of another era. There are early toys to examine, a bujik to climb into with a porthole that looks out to a diorama sea and clothes to try on that have been made to correspond to early styles. Basically, the' small structure lias been outfitted to resemble quarters where children would have lived aboard ship. Surprisingly, it has an air of luxury. A plush, red-lined Oriental rug, for instance, covers the The children's shiprqom rep lica is not tied specifically to any one year, but more or less reflects the late'1800s or Victo rian lifestyle. "There was a ' l o t of interest in comfort.,That's why we have stuffed chairs, heavy drapes and the heavy clothes. People of that time had strong feelings about what was nice," Mrs. Pe terson said. The museum contents are the result of many hours of re search, cutting, sewing an( making reproductions of ok floor. LUXURIOUS "The large ships were very often quite luxurious," saic Lynn Peterson, who is directing the project as supervisor ol group services in the Seaport's education department. "Panel ing was frequently inlaid There were also glass chan deliers. It was really a very opulent time." oys. "Children kept journals vrote letters and -made news papers on board the vessels vhere they lived," explainec lie project director. Informa ion was culled from those sources atid put together witli he research help of educatim staff member Patricia Biggins There are stuffed gingham cats made from some of th naterials being offered com nercially today. The sami commercial products were usec to duplicate early china dolls. REPLACEABLE "We hope they will have fairly long life, but these tiling are not antiques and can b produced again at little cost,' said Mrs. Peterson, adding tha much time was spent lookin for feathers and cloth flower to sew onto the large hats wor in the period. Youngsters will be able to tr the hats and other clothinr while visiting the museum, large mirror gives children look at themselves as th might have been years ago. Adults will essentially b barred from the museum. The may come into the buildin with children and watch from walkway above the cabin room ears old or unless it is sick or me. New rules are under ·eparation to limit slaughter p en more. "Somewhere down the line e government has to realize at horses have a commercial alue," said one major export- As the system works, horse uyers in jeeps survey farflung ranches and round up animals at about $250 each. When enough are assembled, they are trucked to slaughter houses, inspected for fever and then dispatched, one at a time, with small pistols firing d r u g capsules. EVERYTHIN GUSED The hair is sold separately. Bones and hoofs are ground into ( a l l o w . Blood is dried for f e r t i l i z e r . And chilled, plastic- wnippcrl meat is shipped oft to market. Some knowledgeable stockmen diallenge the government's premise. Said one: "No one has good figures on the number of horses in Argentina, not even Uie government. They declining, naturally, be- cause more tractors are used. But working horses arc still worth twice as much alive as dead." For many, it's an emotional question. Horses carried con- quistaclores across (he pampas and meant freedom for the untamed gauchos who make up the basic folklore of Argentina. Most Argentines love horses, whether watching Sunday afternoon races, a n n u a l stock shows and or rural rodeos. The small sturdy "Creole" breed is more a part of Argentina than the tango. One grizzled gaucho told a friend recently at a national rodeo: "Lots of people arc selling horses to packing plants for 2,- 000 pesos ($200). I would sell my wife before my horse." TRI-LAKES ANTENNA Sales and Service New Used Antennas Color · Black While Boosters · Towers Fre« Estimates 751-7327 731-S4M 751-0257 Live It Up By H. D. MCCARTY Chaplain of the Razor backs I received a lengthy reportl from my insurance company of many years this week that included an earnest appeal to the drinking driver. Now before you drinkers turn me off and q u i t reading this contribution (?) to literature please, at least, read the first three paragraphs. Before I got interested in Christ and His Church, I used to mock the efforts of the local religionists, especially Baptists, who tried annually to "dry up . the town". I remember one campaign in a Texas city where wrecked cars were placed in Iront of m a n y churches with a sign urging all to "Vote Dry". I heard the church ladies had called everyone in town asking them to vote the right way. I thought to myself, "What a pity they didn't talk to everyone about Christ instead." AS A BOY, I used to mix . drinks for my foks at parties.! Nothing real fancy, just the simple stuff. I always loved the taste of whisky and wine, but I never could stand beer (ugh)! Hence, I- am no stranger to "booze" and the "happy hour." To this day I usually end up asking my favorite ice cream parlor for "rum raisin" when I buy a cone! Unfortunately, the church has gained an image of majoring on what people should not do about alcohol rather than on what they should do about Jesus. Henry David Thoreau stated in 1851 that "There are a thousand hacking, at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." Alcohol and drinking are simply branches of the tree whose root if sin ... weakness, moral bank ruplcy, alienation from God. I hope you're still reading! IN I KM more than 55,600 per sons were killed in U.S. motor vehicle accidents. This is more than we lost in all the years of the Viet Nam War! There are 122 million drivers in th U.S. More than 95 million Americans drink. Now get lhis r !n at least half of all auto accl dents in 1973 alcohol was a f not the, contributing factor, 'hat's about 27,800 folks who'd still he alive today if certain icople had laid off the bottle! To me this is a tragic and avoidable statistic and think of the thousands more who are njured and disabled! The brain is a computer Alcohol short circuits that com puter. It slows reflexes, impairs coordination, reduces visual normal second car at perception, and dulls caution. A one half delay when braking a 55 mph allows it to travel another 41 feet. Even a slight amount of alcohol can cause deterioration of between 25 to 30 per cent in clrivirrg performance. My insurance company, one of the nations largest, states that their most frequent cause of insurance company, one of tthe nation's largest, stales that their DRINKING IS another form f "Russian Roulette." One of very 12 who drink becomes an Icoholic. The victim can't tell he'll end up being a "whisky cgetable" or not. Would you y on a 12 seat plane to Califor- ia if you knew one of the seats vould fall o u t at 30,000 feet uring the flight? Not me! Alcohol is America's most erious and destructive drug problem. Drunkeness would be nded if drinking were elimi rated. A person does have t h e right to drink but all of us houid have the right to keep drinkers off the roads. The reason the Bible says nothinfg against d r i n k i n g and driving is hat drunk camel drivers not "too dangerous" on the highway! The Bible does' say lha strong drink cheats and mocks .hose who use it. Even Seneca :he great first century Roman stated that "Drunkeness i OPEN DAILY 9-9; CLOSED SUNDAY than voluntary this Rome anc nothing else madness." In Christ can easily agree. Th church might have garbled the message about exalting Christ but it's no less correct whe i t ' m a i n t a i n s t h a t beverag alcohol is one of man's mos idiotic mislakesl DISCOUNT The end of Summer is almost here and Kmart is cleaning off the shelves and liquidating their Summer stock. Pkg. of 24 4 Sets Forks, 8 Knives PLASTIC FLATWARE Jumbo Roll Bounty PAPER TOWELS Adult Size TOOTH BRUSHES MAGIC CUBES Reg. 1.43 Large Healthy RUBBER TREE PLANTS Large Assortment PAPERBACK BOOKS White'' Fabric LAMP SHADES Reeg. T.97 51 Count 6%-oz. STYRO Daytime 30's PAMPERS 20 Piece Ironstone Dinnerware 27"x45" Polyester PILE AREA RUG Kmart TOO Portable PORTABLE TYPEWRITER Reg. 45.66 FOLDING TABLE GLASS COOKIE JAR 18"x25' BROILER FOIL 500 Count NORWICH ASPIRINS Reg. 68(t 12.4-or. Kmart SPRAY Boys FLARE JEANS Boys Sizes 8-18 Windbreaker JACKET Orig. Value to 6.48 Men's Denim S-M-L WESTERN JACKET Orig. 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