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NorHtWMt Arlcorwai TIMES, Thur*., Sept. 12, 1974 fAVETTKVILLt, ARKANSAS Does Own Stunt Stuntmen usually do the dan-., produces, 'The Eiger Sanc- geroiis scenes for Hollywood. ;tiotf.' This scene was made stars, but actor Clint East- -- Â« Â· - - Â« -- -' "-- " ! -"wood does this dangerous hit of acting himself In a film in which he stars, directs and on t h e : face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland by a cameraman suspended by ropes himself. (AP Wirephoto) Charlie Brown's Friendly School May Reduce Vandalism : MTTLE HOCK (AP) - In re, cent installments of the comic strip Peanuts, Charlie Brown and his sister Sally have been "talking" to their school building--a practice which one Arkansas school superintended says may help .reduce school Vandalism. Dr. Bruce Meeks, superintendent of Hot Springs public schools, explained that the comic strip characters don't see the school building as an enemy. He said his district's vandalism prevention program does not rely heavily on locks and fences, but rather on attitudes. Â· - ' Â· ' "If they like school, there is not as much negative attitude toward the facility and, therefore, not as much defacing of property," he said. "We've tried to make school a place of pride, maie it exciting and have activities in which they are interested." However, other school officials have chosen other routes to reduce vandalism. For example, the Pulaski County Special School District has 15 mobile homes located on various school sites:' B.C. Birkhead, assistant superintendent for general administration, said individuals receive a rent-free trailer site and all utilities are paid except telephone service. "They don't really have any special security duties," Birkhead explained. "Just livir.g on the property seems to be a deterrant to vandalism. However, they do inform police if they see anything abnormal." He said the district had several applicants for the program / which entered its third year this fall. "We like to have older couples, but there is no specific criteria for selection." Birkhead said the idea for the program came from other school districts in the United States. He said he thinks it is unique among Arkansas school districts. "Many of our schools aren't ' located around heavily populated areas and so il seemed like a good idea to someone to live on grounds," he said. The district has encountered one problem with the program. Harris Elementary, a Pulaski County district school, is located at Jacksonville, which Mida Neff Files For Clerk's Post SPRINGDALE -- Mida Neff, 45, 615 N. Mill St., filed Wednesday for the office of City Clerk. Presently employed at the city clerk's office, Mrs. Nefl has assisted with the duties of the city clerk in the absence of'elecled clerk, Letha Brogdon. ; Mrs. Brogdon has not worked since being injured in August, 1973. Since November, Mrs. Neff has taken the minutes at the city council meetings. ' This summer, as a city employe, she completed the municipal clerks training program at the University of Ar- Vansas. Mrs. Neff is the first person to file for city clerk. Deadline for filing for the Nov. 5 election fs Sept. 20. prohibits trailers within its' 'city limits. Birkhead said the distrtc also has used an electronic se curity device at one schoo which has a recurring van dalism problem. However, h says that,as a whole-vandalisn las ' been : reduced at Pulaski County schools. Clean-Up Float The Ozark Society Highlands Chapter and Indian Nation Chapter will sponsor an Illinois .River Clean-U pFloat this Sat- urda/ and Sunday. Members rticipating will meet early turday at the Round Hollow Campground. pa Sa AMCIoDrop Full-Size Line 01 Cars ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP)" ^ American Motors, w h i c h ' bill itself as the nation's small ca specialist, will concentrate evei more on the ^conomy car mar ket this fall' by dropping it largest car line. '.-.The-smallest-of the four ma jor auto companies is hbpiri; the move will push sales durini. the 1975 model year to 450,000 more than 10 per cent abov the 400,000 autos it expects t sell this year. At a preview of the com pany's new models Wednesday Chairman Roy: D. Chapin saj AMC is eliminating its full-siz Ambassador line as well as it sporty compact Javelin models That will make the midsiz Matador AMC's largest car The compact Hornet, subcom pact Gremlin and fpur-whee drive Jeep round -out AMC' lineup. 'Â· Â· r - Â· This year the firm devote about 90 per cent of its produc tion to cars smaller than fa'. size, anil the strategy apparem ly paid off. AMC sales betwee January and August were of two per cent from a year ago while industry sales decline more than 20 per cent. ROTARY ENGINE The firm is introducing it new sporty subcompact Pace later in the model year, prob ably in February. The rotar engine was to be offered as a option in "the:.Pacer,' but- off cials indicated the : new"; engin will not be ready at introductio time. Chapin said AMC hopes t sell 60,000 to 80,000 Pacers i the model year, more than th combined 1974 sales of the tw models-AMD will- drop. The other models go on nub lie sale Nov. 15, about tw months after the Big Tl auto makers introduce l.._ models. Company spokesme say the move will give AM dealers a pricing edge with 197 models carrying $200 to : "'$l;Â« price increases.^' L Â· " Gerald C. Meyers, vice pres dent for products, said t h e ' A m bassador and Javelin are bein dropped because their sale volumes this year (about 20 00 to 25,000 each) don't justify pro duction costs.. Â· ' , . Meyers said AMC' still working on its- own version u the rotary to improve its fue economy. He added the firm may purchase rotary engine from General Motors, which i preparing to offer the powe plant in its small cars some time next year! Chapin said the 1975 model will achieve an average 17 p e cent gain in fuel economy ove comparable 1974 models base on federal testing. He also said most of the mod firs will not require cat'alyti converters, although all model must use unleaded gasoline. Burning Liner Forced Crewmen Into Life Boats KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - :ames. erupted deep in the owels : of the luxury liner Cu ard'. Ambassador today, forc- g most of the ZOO crewmen board to scramble onto life oats lowered into the Gulf of lexico. Within two hours, a rescue essel was ..plucking the crew- ic'n ' out of thei r r a f t s and )ats, bobbing in gentle swells joiit '39 miles southwest of ey West. There were no immediate re- orts of injuries and. the 480 Dot liner was carrying no pas- engers at the lime of the fire. "Tne : fire's in the engine oom and it's serious," sate oast Guard Lt. George Johnon in Miami. "They tried to ut it out themselves and ouldn't." Fifty fire fighters remainec board but the engine room laze raged out of control, he aid. The naval ship .Tallulah, with nly a small crew reached the urning vessel shortly after the tien abandoned ship. It was tnable to get too close to the iticr because:.it was .carrying aviation gasoline. , Â·' . The liner, owned by Cunard Lines Ldt., reportedly was eased to Bahamas Cruise Lines, whose officials in Miami were holding an emergency meeting. -Most' of the ship's crew are British. -., The luxury liner, built in 1972, had left Miami at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and was en Â·oute to New Orleans to pick up cruise passengers, a spokesman said. The'ship can hold a maximum 'of 650 passengers. CONCERT SEASON OPENS TONIGHT A program of duets for soprano and tenor .will be presented today by Maxwell Worthlcy, tenor and Elizabeth Howick, Soprano. The event opens the -1974-75 concert season at the University of Arkansas and is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Art Center Concert Hall. Bridge News mini! iii:iiini.iHni,'Lii[:!i::i'T in mm in in .ii:n:.n inn Anur,T CENTER Earl Thornton nml Osctu While were first and seconc place winners at Uie community adult center bridge parly. Other winners were Belly Weaver, Alma Mallle. Sanford -Berg and Vcrral ICllisou. Anyone 50 years of age 01 older is invited to nttcnd Hie ncliivilies of the adult center 'or further information call 143-3512. 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