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Likes Carpenter's Work, Wages BATON'ROUGE, La. (AP) When a new idea hammers away at a woman, she will find a way to nail it down. This is the-nuts-and-bolts story of how ,Jane Thomas happened to be- come'one of the first women union carpenters in America. . Jane's dimpled face, slim figure and manicured hands are familiar sights to members of the Carpenters and Joiners of t America Local Union 1098 here. .When her four-year apprenticeship of weekly classes and on-the-job training has been ·completed, Jane will be a full- fledged union carpenter -- and a good one, her co - workers agree. Her interest in the trade zoomed s when she learned that the pay of an apprentice doubled that o f ' any job she ; had ever held -- securities cashier, beautician, chef and over-the- counter stock trader. Why not become a carpenter? She felt certain she'd like the work. She applied to the union, sat istied examiners and interviewers, and won acceptance. Once these hurdles were history, a larger obstacle faced her. It took salesmanship of the .highest, order to convince her husband, a : student at Louisiana State .University, that carpentry was a good field for her. "My husband really didn'i like, the idea of my being around so many men all the time." she said. "I pointed out that.it was the same situation a girl often gets into in office work' as far as the ratio of . women to men Is concerned. "And girls in an office havi to fend off unwanted attention from men simply because they do dress attractively as part o their total role In meeting thi public. GOOD SITUATION "My personal experience i: that I have been treated wit] .more respect by fellow con s true lion workers than I have in some office situations." Thomas finally saw his wife', point of view. Jane was employed as an ap prentice carpenter in Novem ber 1972 by a construction com pany in Baton Rouge. She wa one. of the crew to build a $' · million high school in Centra La., a suburb of the state capi tal. . . Her working day. begins at a.m. When it's over at 3:3 p.m., she has long evenings -and weekends, too -- to spen with her husband, her son an the family pets, and to pursu her avocations. The Thomas household eludes a German shepherd an a parakeet, who get their fai share:of love from, their mis tress. During off hours. Jane re finishes furniture. Interior car pentry, such as cabinetry, : her favorite in the new fiel she has entered. She also occa sionally appears at trade show and on radio on behalf of Dii ston, a tool company. She has a green thumb a well as a good sawing arm -and Louisiana's climate give her the chance to garden a year long. Once Jane has become master craftsman, the horn' maker-turned-home-builder w: be able to choose her work. Skill Is only part of being good .carpenter. Self-motivatio is just as important, she poin out. "But I, think," she contend "there's a big spot for wome in construction. It happens suit my abilities and interes very well." Geronimo Murphey's Hero Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Seat. 15, 1974 · PAVITTEVILI.E, ARKANSAS 3A Songwriter Inspired By Indian Life, Tradition By DAVID ZODROW TIMES Stall Writer Michael Murphey, · 29, wants i ride in Geronimo's Cadillac. He wants to make music, be nomad, and come to under:and the circumstances which ometimes make men do cruel lings! And he wants to keep ie memory of Gerqnlmo, the tiicftain who waged war gainst injustice, ever present i his mind and heart.. Murphey, songwriter, guitar- .t and vocalizer, sang about is feelings of Indian ideals and natural creation to a athering of 4,394 young people ept. 7 in'Barnhill Fieldhouse. Silhouetted by the misty glow : red, yellow and blue stage ghts, he lead the night's enter- ainment with the song he wrote tied "Geronimo's Cadillac". "People, people, don't you now, tht; Indians have ·got no lace to go. Took their land nd didn't give it back, and icy sent Geronimo a Cadillac," ie lyrics go. CROWD SINGS The c r o w d in the 'ieldhouse rose from the floor nd the stand to applaud and ing .the-refrain: "Oh S w e e t Lord, take me back; I want » ride in Geronimo's Cadillac." The audience raised matches nd cigarette lighters above leir heads when the song had nded as an acknowledgement of ie writer and his message. The tiny flames dancing .bove the heads were a memor- mn to what Murphey later escribed as "the sorrow of the edman's bitter passage from tie earth." Murphey, an adopted member the Sioux Tribe, lives part of the y e a r In t h e Dakota Hills with the Indians. He takes personal Instruction there from an 80-year-old medicine man named Dull Knife. It is through his contact with the Souix that Murphey das learned the history of many Indian eladers. His adoption of Geronimo as a lifestyle hero envelpoes the singer's phllsophy of life. ·PEACEFUL MAN' "Geronimo was a peaceful man. He lived in harmony with the creation. But he saw his people being murdered; he saw the women and children suffering; he saw the land taken from them," Murphey says of t h e Apache warrior. "The peace in Geronimo turned to determination," Murphey continues," and he fought for the . injustices which! had betrayed his people. He was: a fighter all his life, and when they locked him up in 1886 in' the stockade at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was still a fighter. Before Geronimo died there in 1909, it is said that the politicians in Washington sent him a gold Cadillac. It was a tribute to a man who never gave up." Murphey's songs touch on the nostalgia of America's past and the uncertainty of the future. They deal with the American people; their failures and triumphs. They are traveling stories of the land and our natural heritage to the creation. Through an hour's performance and three encores, Murphey sarfg with his sometimes raucous, sometimes peaceful voice of . holy rollers, ghost riders, rivers, God and freedom. SEARCHING TRAVELER It seems that Murphey's youthful appeal is a result of :iis image as the searching traveler who typifies, the American. He is a · figure traveling In the excitement of the pres.ent, yet one held by the romantic strings of the past. ; "' Murphey, -from. Dallas, went- on the road when ; he was 16 years old and played his guitar in one-night stands from Dallas to Tulsa to Palm Beach, and, finally to Los Angeles. "That guitar got a lot of mileage," Murphey says of the instrument which accompanied him across the country. "It was a $25 Martin which Granddaddy Murphey gave me He gave it to me when I was fears old so I could play Sundays in the Baptist six it Church," Murphey recalls..! Murphey settled down . t o ' a Job as songwriter for Screen Gems Productions and wrote for assorted recording artists who were "on their way to Vegas and the pop charts." But he didn't like the work and soon after. went back again to the road. "There was the pressure of contracts and the pressure from arrangers to be commercial. It was all for the making of money. I wanted to be free; to work for waking up," he says of the experience. Murphey stays on the road now about four months of the year on concert tour. He has observed the feelings and philosophy of the American people in his travels and agrees with the wodds which Geronimo spoke in 1876 upon his return from a visit to the Capitol. MICHAEL MURPHEY ON STAGE . delivers messages -from nature and the Indian "I have seen many interest-' ing things and learned much of the white people. They are a very kind and interesting people," Geronimo said. Murphey is a musical crafts- Collecting, Flying Surplus Jet Trainers Pasttime For Wealthy Two Articles By Chauhan Published By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The vast brown plain of the Wojave Desert rotated slowly jelow as the middle-aged, hel- mcted pilot rolled his gleaming ,ilver Korean War vintage T33 let trainer over and over. "I wanted to fly jets in the Air Force, but my eyes were oo bad," Leroy Penhall was saying as he straightened out he jet. "So I told myself I'd lave to go out and buy one. I ;uess I overdid it." He now owns nine of the jets. The one he was flying cruised along at 12,000 feet, at 450 miles per hour. His interviewer was hi the rear seat, holding down breakfast as Penhall gently rolled and looped the venerable T-bird. A ruddy-faced, 44-year-old multimillionaire building contractor from the beach city of Balboa, Calif., he's one of a tiandful of men in the United States who get their kicks flying old jet trainers and fighter planes. It's a new sport -- only a few years old --· and strictly for the rich. The T33 Penhall flew, for example, sells for about $100,000 and burns $100 worth of fuel an hour. All the civilian jet jockeys are former propeller plane pilots. Most of them used to race -- some still do -- in a league of such World War II fighters as the Corsair, the Hellcat anc the famous P51 Mustang. DON'T FEEL SAFE Penhall used to race the olc warbirds "but I just don't feel safe racing prop planes any more," he says. "When an engine blows you just don't pull over to the curb." He patted the black instrument console in front of lim and said, "With these jeauties you can run all day at 100 per cent power and never vorry about engine failure. There are practically no mov- ng parts." Penhall graduated to prop planes after world speed winning several titles in motorboats. He quit boats in 1966. "I was racing four inboards at the same time it was overexposure, I guess." Last October he sponsored the first jet plane race in 27 years at the California Air Classic - arid won in the T33 category with an average speed of 519 miles per hour. Penhall also owns Fighter Imports, Inc., at Chino, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, the only company in the United States selling war surplus jets. He started in 1971 after Gary Levitz of Dallas, scion of a furniture-making family, bought a T33 Penhall built from surplus parts. In 1972, Penhall concluded a deal with the Canadian government to buy used T33s, a plane in which U.S. pilots trained for the faster F86s in the early 1950s. He plunked down close to $1 million for 18 T33s, nine o which have been resold. T33s were and other built in Canada countries under agreements with Lockheed Air craft Corp. The 18 were up for sale. Dairy Winners In Guernsey, Jersey, Hereford Class Told Winneri were announced today in the Guernsey, Jersey and Hereford sections of the Dairy Cattle Show at the Washington County Fair. GUERNSEY Dwayne Webb, Dutch Mills exhibited all entries in the open division including the grand champion bull and the grand champion female. JUNIOR DIVISION Junior heifer calf: Keith Spinks, Route 1, Lincoln, first. Junior yearling heifer: Keith Spinks, first. Senior yearling heifer: Sheija Montgomery, Route 4, Fayetteville. first and second. Junior champion heifer: Keith Spinks. Unfreshened two-year-old: Shelia Montgomery, first. econd; Georgette Thomas, Farmington, third. J u n i o r champion heifer; Melissa Montgomery, first. Two-year-cow: Keith Spinks, irst; Melissa . -Montgomery, ecpnd and third. Three-year-old cow: Melissa rlonlgomery, first and third; Jedry Jamar, R o u t e 1, 'armington, second. Four-year-old cow: Melissa Montgomery, first a/id second. Two-year-old: first. Four-year-old: Keith Spinks, Shelia Montgomery, first and second. Aged Cow: Shelia Mont- ilontgomery, first and second; Jerry Jamar, third. Senior champion female: Keith Spinks. Champion female: Keith "Ipinks. Reserve champion female: Melissa Montgomery. Best three females: Melissa M o n t g o m e r y , first; Keith gomery, first. Senior champion Keith Spinks. female: Champion female and reserve grand champion female: Keith Spinks. Best three females: Keith Spinks, first; Shelia Montgomery, second. Best uddered cow: Keith Spinks, first; Shelia Montgomery, second and third. Produce of dam: Shelia Montgomery, first. JERSEY .There were no entries in the open diyison, and Junior division winners are: · Bull calf: Melissa Montgomery, Route 4, Fayetleville, Jirst. J u n i o r champion bull: Melissa Montgomery, first. Junior heifer calf: Keith Spinks, first; Melissa Montgomery, second and third. ' J u n i o r yearling heifer; Melissa Montgomery, first and Aged cow; ;omery, first. Dry Cow Melissa Mont- Class: Melissa Area Man Hurf In Collision A rural Fayetteville man wat lightly Injured in a two vehicle ccident on Hwy. 71 south a iie entrane to the Kearney Co ohn P. Bogan, 48, of Route , was treated and released a Vashington Regional Medica Center. Bogan told Fayelteyille poice hat he was attempting a let urn into the Kearney Co arking lot when a truck trac or, driven by Earnest Benton Tr., 27, of Muldrow, Okla. itruck his car in the rear :ausing him to hit a utility pole ipinks, second. Best iiddered cow: Keith Spinks, first: Melissa Mont- [omery, second and third. Produce of dam: Melissa M o n t g o m e r y , . f i r s t ; Keith Spinks, second. Junior get of sirei Melissa Montgomery, first. Senior get of sirs: Melissa Montgomery, first. Dariy herd: Melissa Mont- :omery, first. Linda Christian of Route 1 Fayetteville, e x h i b i t e d t h e grand champion female in the junior division of the Milking Shorthorn Cattle. ALL OTHER BREEDS J u n i o r yearling bull: Raymond Baker, West Fork first; Linda Christian, second. J u n i o r champion bull Raymond Baker. Reserve junior champion bull: Linda Christian. Junior heifer calf: Candy Baker,' West Fork, first Raymond Baker, second. Intermediate heifer; Janel Tulips Imported AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Flow ers brought by air from sucl ar away places as Thailand he Ivory Coast, Israel an iouth Africa are being sold a the mammoth Dutch daily flow r auctions in Aalseer an Uijnsburg. The auctions are expected t handle about $10-million-wort of trade in imported fower ;his year. itiles, Fayetleville, first. Junior yearling heifer: Cand Baker, first. Senior yearling heifer! Lind Christian. J u n i o r champion heifer Linda Christian. Unfreshoned two-year-old Linda Christian, first. Two-year-old cow: Lind Christian, first. Three, four-year-old cow an dry cow class: Linda Christian first place in each section. Champion female and seni c h a m p i o n females: Lind Christian. Best three females: Lim Christaln, first; Candy Bake second. Best uddered cowi Lin Christian, first and second. Produce of dam: Cand Baker, first; Linda Chriatis second. "I said, I'll take them all.' ys Penhall, "but they took an wful good look at me. They ant to be sure no one is gath- Ing these up for a banana ar." 40 JET OWNERS There are about 40 civilian- wned used jets in the United ates now, 10 T33s sold by ighter' Imports, the rest F86s nd other models built from urplus parts or imported by rivate buyers. Many are vned by commercial jet pits. The FAA requires prop- ualified pilots to pass stri- ;ent written exams qualifying hem for jets. While most of the men racing els have extensive aviation ackgrounds, there are a num- er of well-heeled businessmen ho use their jets like second ars --· or second planes. Gary Levitr, who also races, one. Others include Jack Ormcs, a an Nuys, Calif., attorney who ought a T33 to go with his two r o p planes, and Tom JcMullen, a Placentia, Calif., notorcycle owner who bought a "33 "because I wanted to be a eat guy. ' ' L e t ' s face it," says dcMulIen, who painted his jet vith flames before switching it o white and purple, "any kind f plane except a business lane is a hero thing. Some guy might wear w i l d clothes to itand out in a crowd. Me, I go ip and, play with the clouds. "The. jet his to be the Walter YTitty thing for the private pi- Three T33s and three F86s ompeted in separate races at he California Air Classic at lojave, which drew 30,000 pectators who stood in scorch- ng heat to watch the 400-m.p.h. Jrop planes and the jets whistle iy. They also saw one pilot drill into the hard desert sand rom 5,000 feet after his Bear- ·at propeller plane's engine caught fire. Bob Laidlaw, a test pilot with more than 3,000 hours in jets ays he races "for the thrill of t. I like the spirit of com- tetition. You're flying under he toughest jet environment Laidlaw won the F86 race at Mojave with an average speed of 636 m.p.h. Like the other jet racers, he kept his plane about 50 feet off the ground over the 15-mile oval course, marked by candy-striped pylons. Although F86s were raced at Uojave, Penhall doesn't plan to try it again. He hopes to have more and more T33s competing, eventually forming a Dr. D.S. Chauhan, assistant professor of public administration in the University of Arkansas Department of Political Science, is- the author of articles published recently in two leading journals. The April issue of the "Midwest REview of Public Administration" contains an article by Dr. Chauhan entitled "Impact of Revenue Sharing on Local Government: Psycho-temporal Dimensions." This article evaluates the federal revenue sharing program's psychological impact on local priorities. Dr. Chauhan said, and "analyzes .issues such as lack of program planning, rational policy options, program priorities, citizen participation and the lack of managerial capabilities." The "Asia Quarterly," published by the Center for tlie Study of Southeast Asia and the Far East in Brussels, contains an article by Dr. Chauhan entil- ed "Mohanda K. Gandhi: Reconstruction, Revolutionary Thought and Action Strategy." In this article, Dr. Chauhan examines what he calls "the relevance and constructive character of Gandhian revolutionary ideas and methods of mass political action." The article focuses, Dr. Chaulan said, on the strategy for action (called Satagraha) devised by Gandhi to promote the idea of orderly social change and "Collective social existence." Professor Chauhan, a native of India, received his education at the University of Lucknow in India and at Kent State University in the United States. He received his Ph.D. from Kent State in public administration in 1967. He has taught at the University of Lucknow and at Kent State and joined the U of A faculty in 1971. He has written numerous articles on public administration and other topics and is the coauthor with Willia'm G. Davenport · of 1 the state Departmenl of Health of the "Public Health Personnel Policy Handbook," which outlines personnel policy for the Health Department. man. He believes that musi s not created from the emo ions of an artist but from a Disciplined mind. "We practice six hours a day Music comes out of your head and hands, and most of it i lighly technical. Once you ge he technical part down, yoi lave the freedom to be more creative with your art." he say of the music making exper cnce. Murphey says that he doe not especially want hit records to sing a natura the creation int L Ie wants eeling of leople and just play his musi' "until it is all over". Until it is "all over", Mur ihey says that he will go o: 'ii the American style; travel ng, searching, and followin lis message. Thetre is always that nex concert when he will sing o mother earth and brother foi esl. And there will be that spe cial moment in the concerl ivhcn he will take the crow along again to ride in Gen nimo's Cadillac. n , are J ' ust to ° fast." Penhall says. "You can easily exceed the plane's structural envelope and not know it until the tail comes off." Commended Capt. Roger L. Wiles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Wiles of Bella Vista has received Ihe Air Force Commendation Medal at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai AFB, Thialand. Hefwas cited for meritorous service as a T-38 pilot instructor at Columbus AFB, Miss. $25.00 6'/2% 63/4% We have · savlngi program and Interest rate to meet your needs. Foyettevilia Savings Loan Association 201 N. Eut Avenn* Exciting new shoe fashions for today's people . .. crafted in genuine leather with the old-time skills that make Bass footwear a real joy to wear, so smart and so comfortable. Completes Training Michael Lee Brock, soil Mr. and Mrs. Fred, W., Broc of Farmington, a a rheniber'.' the Razorback Platoon, recent completed recruit training : the Marine Corps Recruit Dept San Diego, Calif. Copenhagen Now Offers Bicycle Taxi f COPENHAGEN (AP) -- For ic first time since World War , Copenhagen has a licensed icycle-taxi ottering "sight- eeing in slow-motion" and 'astic raincoals in case ' of ain. Jens Nielsen, a 22-year-old eordcd student of medicine, nd Freben Palsgaard Jensen, 21-year-old mailman, window ecorator and semiprofessional enlriloquist, are partners in ie 800-kroner ($135) venture hat is part Inn, part business nd part provocation. "Frankly, we expect to get ore fun than money out of his," Nielsen said while solic- ing fares for the two-passen- er "taxi-bike" among reluc- ·inl tourists in Copenhagen's own Hall Square. The first weekend in business rought just two paying possen- ers -- an elderly, but sporting, American couple who paid $3 to ide through the city to their lush hotel in relative splendor n the cushioned plywood seat nounled on the old, red-paint:d, three-wheel earrier-cycle- urned-taxi-bike. Nielsen and Jensen, who will ;o from weekend of regular [ally service if the business licks up, see the taxi-bike as he answer to many current problems. "It consumes no fuel, it's noiseless, it doesn't pollute and he pace is less than nerve- vracking," Nielsen said. The two taxi-bike owners, vho take turns at the pedals, admitted police are still frown- ng at their vehicle. But after several initial brushes with un- iympathetic patrolmen they now have the Ministry of Jus- ice's written word that "noth- ng in the traffic laws forbids the use of this vehicle for passenger transport." The · basic fare is 80 kroner :$14) per hour, somewhat less 'or "pretty females," more for 'overweight males." 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