Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 18, 1974 · Page 5
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 18, 1974
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Last ROW Turned Over To Americans VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -Emmet James Kay, believed lo be the last American prisoner of war in Indochina, was flown today to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines for a medical checkup after being released by the Laotian Communists. The 47-year-old commercial pilot said he felt "great, just great when be arrived in Vientiane. A British Embassy plane brought lum from Sam Neua, the Communil Paihel Lao's capital in northeast Laos where he had been a prisoner for 16 months. Kay was thin but looked healthy and had a deep tan. He hugged his wife, Florence, who had flown to Laos from theii home in Hawaii, shook hands with U.S. Ambassador Charles Whilehouse and exchanged jubilant greetings with friends. Kay told newsmen he had lost 20 pounds but had been "treated very, very well" by the Pathet Lao since his smal plane made a forced landing in northern Laos on May 7, 1973 He was flying for an American charter line working for the U.S. government. Asked whether he had hearc of any other Americans stil held by the Communists, he said: "No, I don't know o any." Kay and liis wife were flowi lo Udorn Air Force Base, 2C minutes away in northern Thai land. There Uiey transferred ti a U.S. Air Force hospital je for the flight to the Philippines After his release from th hospital in the Philippines, Ka and his wife were expected ti fly to Hawaii to join their twi teen-age children. Kay was the first prisoner re leased by the Pathet Lao since the Communists and the U.S. backed Vientiane governmen stopped fighting and formed c o a l i t i o n government sis months ago. The two sides will exchangi prisoners of war Thursday on the Pathet Lao-controlled Plaii of Jars. The Communists wil turn over 20 Laotian army mei and 150 Thai mercenary troops while the Vientiane side wil hand back seven Pathet La- soldiers and 173 North Vietnam ese. Publisher Plans Ethnic Paper PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) -Elijah Coleman of near Pir Bluff said Tuesday he woul begin publishing in Novembe the Arkansas Dispatch, a news paper to be aimed primarily a the black community in Eaf Arkansas. Coleman is director of .th Voter Education Project in A: kansas, · Louisiana and Mfi sissippi, but he said the new; paper would not be connccte wilh Ihis position. He also is member of Ihe Arkansas Slat University Board of Truslees. Coleman said the newspape-j lo be headquartered In Pir Bluff, would carry news, pnbl: service announcements and ed lorials. Coleman is planning to hav 5,000 copies of the newspaper first edition printed. The new paper is to employ three pe sons. The newspaper's function, said, will be to interpret "to tl broader community -- 11 white community, if you will what are some of the aspir lions and desires of some of tl people who live on the oth' side of town." Coleman said a newspap using the same name was pu lished by himself and two oth persons in the early 1960's, b that it did not last. o Meet Higher Demand Noilhwest Arkansas ihVlci, Wed., Sept. 18, 19/4 rAYlTTEVILLB, ARKANSAS Forest Industry Boosting Seedling Programs SAN FIIANCISCO (AP) -- To cct the anticipated rise in dc- and for building materials d paper, U.S. forest products mpanies are currently con- ucting a massive program to sharply boost the limber grown on their 67.5 million acres of forestland. The program is also designed lo help preserve [he nation's forest for recreation and to maintain the ecological system, which depends on forests to supply a part of our oxygen and habitat for wildlife. Without intensive forest management, the country would lie unable to meet its lumber and paper needs, industry experts agree. One reason is the country's continual demand for bousing. Although there has been a recent drop in housing Bakers Artists In Bread, Cake Dough ie glass. Realistic though By CHRIS CONKUNG NEW YORK (AP) -- It looks ore like a city streets scene an 1 a bakery display window: isty, smiling women, kcvvpie- all girls, moms with kids, nall- nycrs, loving couples -- and ·en a horse -- parade behind they look, ie figures are not of flesh, but dough. Bakery owners Sal Furpura id his son, Tony, specialize in e creation of elaborate bread culptures and claim they can ashion any design up to six let tall in bread dough. They have often had to sup- ort their claim by making to rder such wheaten wonders as trains and trolley cars, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, sesame seed lions and tigers, horse-drawn carriages, turtles, and clowns with circus dogs. Customers often bring in photographs from which replicas are fashioned. For 20 years the elder Pu- pura's customers have happily carried away turkeys, Santas, Yule trees, Easter bunnies, shamrocks and ballet dancers, all made of bread. By CHANCE Sal wandered into the world of commercial bread art by chance. When he immigrated here from his native Sicily in 1953 he went to work for a Queens baker. He had never Marijuana Derivative Seen As Aid To Cancer Patients DENTON, Tex. (AP) -- A liemical derivative of mari- uana may help terminal can- r patients endure their final ays by alleviating much of ithe am and anxiety, says a North exas State University re- earchcr. Dr. Joel Butler, chairman of )e university's psychology de- artment, said here Tuesday lat his findings are the result C a year of study involving 60 idvanced cancer in - patients, he study was conducted along 'ith Dr. William Regelsbn of ie Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Butler said that their tudies showed that marijuana works like an anti-depres- ant," and that patients, "got ess morbid" after taking the Irug, a derivative called Delta i-THC. The drug is the intoxicating actor found in marijuana anc vas obtained from a Boston manufacturer with the approval f the Federal Drug Adminis ration and given to patients al :he Medical College of Virginia 'n Richmond under Dr. Regel ;on's supervision. Dr. Butler said Dr. Hegelson is a cance specialist. He said that studies shower also "emotional instability in lie patients decreased while Deing treated with the drug." Dr. Butler said the study firs began with 60 advanced cance patients and was later followed ip with a second study of 20 out-patients. He said that real value of Ihi marijuana derivative may be in ts quality as an anti-depres sant to fight the depression am inxiety which afflicts termina cancer patients. "Treating cancer pfUicnt with the usual anti-depres sarrts," he said, "is of minima value. These agents an frequently counter - productiyi in that they produce dis association and hallucinations.' WOULD HELP "Those patients are de pressed for good reasons," Dr Butler said. "And if marijuan: is found to be an anti-deprej sant, it would be of assistanc to them." Dr. Butler and his assistant also found that the drug wa helpful in relieving pain an fighting appetite loss in eance patients. Two groups of eigh cancer out-patienfs were alter alely given pills with no me- icinal purposes onlaining Delta and capsules 9-THC. The j-oup of eight patients receiv- ng the pills continued to lose 20 30 pounds per week as a roup, Dr. Butler said. The roup which took the drug ained three pounds during the esting period. "Marijuana is supposed to limulale appetite," he said, and if terminal cancer )alicnls are losing appetite and veight, perhaps it could be sed to keep them in a strong ondition." Dr. Butler said the researches tried to separate "to whal- iver extent possible" the ef- ects due to "expectancy of the mythology of marijuana." He said that most marijuana tudies have involved experienced users and that clinical findings and social beliefs are often inaccurate. Dr. Butler and Dr. Regelson said they did not tell the cancer patients in the study what drug ;hey were taking. Dr. Butler said they will eon- -inue their studies to compare Delta 9-TtIC witih other drugs used for relief of pain, nausea and vomiting.: ·, Public Financing RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Pope County Judge Ermil Grant has agreed to issue tax- free bonds to finance almost 147 million in pollution control devices, at Arkansas Power £ Light Go's, nuclear facilities near here. The utility also has agreed to pay an undetermined amount to the county in lieu of taxes on Ihe equipment. Grant said Tuesday that the payments in lieu of taxes woujd be set after consulting with the Arkansas Public Service Commission. But, he said he expects them to be "somewhere in the neighborhood of three-quarters of a million dollars yearly." The Internal Revenue Service must certify the pollution control equipment as eligible for such financing before the bonds can be issued. akcd before. To commemorate' iis first Thanksgiving in the Jnited Stales, he designed )read turkeys for his boss as a gift. Customers saw the unusu- \1 birds, wanted their own, and :he orders flooded in. Sal's fortunes rose with his dough. After Iwo years he and a couple of partners opened a bakery in midlown Manhattan, where he developed his craft, i'hcn in 196G, he moved back to Queens to open the store he presently owns. Tony, now 27, was 21 when he came to work wilh his father, beginning what, they hope will become a family Iradilion. "Our busiesl time for bread figures is Ihe holidays," Tony said, interpreting for his (12- year-old father who speaks liltle English. "That's when people have the most parties, and bread figures are a decora ling novelly. The resl of the year we usually make three or four figures a week." Dressed in bakers white and look-s and congenial manner, wilh his father's dark good Tony explained that the figures are fashioned by hand. No molds are used. "The standard items like lolls, which are our most popular request, and baseball players take four hours from scratch to finish. It takes ure, an hour to bake it and a ure, anbour to bake it and a couple of hours to cool it to gei the moisture out. "If we've made the figure be fore, we know just about hov m u c h dough lo use in differen places to get the right proper lion. But when we're asked to do something new it may tak us two or three tries to get i right." A standard - sire c h e f 'oeuvrc. measuring from one o four feet, costs $4 to $0. Life- izc sculptures can be had for 12. COME ALIVE · The bread figures come alive n a huge rotating oven. Thirty :an be baked at once on Hie jvcn's six shelves, bul no more han 10 are made at a time. "If /ou try lo make 31). by Ihe time all of them arc baked. Hie first ew will be way out of propor- ion because of overheating," Tony said. "With only 10 figures, each one will bake even- Baking bread designs is not is easy as pie; Tony admits hat many monstrosities have prung from tlie Purpuras' lands. "The tougliesl Ihing aboul baking bread figures is hoi vealhcr," be said. "The dough oses its strength and firmness A lot of bakeries use ice in ho weather to preserve the dough jut we don't because ice make? ;he dough loo firm. So when it's lot we have to work twice a: f ast lo compete wilh the heat." The business does have its leisurely momenls, however "The easiest part of baking L. waiting for Ihe bread lo cook and Ihen ealing il," added Tony wilh the sly look of a kid who'c jusl snatched forbidden cookies Sal and Tony continue to fine novelty in their novel trad after many years. "Althoug: we prefer the challenge of , new figure," Tony said, "w don't get tired of making t h standard favorites. It's a work." Do father and son bake a home in their free lime fo fun? Tony's look was incred ulous. "You gotla be kidding! arts due to "light" money nd Ihe high cost of materials nd labor, Congress has called or 26 million new and rchabili- nled housing slarls in Ihe dec- do ending in 1978. Mceling this goal will require bout twice the amount of wood onslruction materials cur- enlly produced in the United tales. .Paper demand is also xpected to rise as new uses or paper products are devel- ped. At present, Ihe average American consumes about 840 minds of paper annually. By he year 2000, this figure is ex- ecled to climb to about 1,000 ·rounds. NEED TO DOUBLE Allhough (he Unilcd Stales is lurrenlly growing more wood han it cuts, the need for wood imber is expected to double by lie end of the century, accord- ng lo C.R. Dahl, president of Crown Zellerbach, paper and orest products producer headquartered here. "Since, the amount of forcsl- and in Ihe United Slates can- lol be expanded, our only al- ernative is to make the' land more productive," said Dabl. To boost the productivity ol forestlands, paper companies jsc a wide variety of tech nicHies. Tree grafting and cross lollinalion are employed lo im ?rove "tree quality." Before .hey are transplanted in the iprest, millions of young seed ings annually receive "in tensive care" in specially buil and equipped tree "nurseries. One such nursery in Aurora Ore., is a dramatic example o how science and technology oa be combined to assisl nature About 12 million "minitrees' are annually grown in this niu scry, which is about one squar city block in size. Seeds produced by super io trees are placed in plastic "in cubalors" about the size of large test tube. Electronical! controlled moisture, tempera lure and fertilization enable til seedlings to develop an unusu aly heathy root structure an ·ow about twice as fast as are root seedlings. After a year in tlio nursery, ie "minitrees" are trans hinted in the Pacific North est, where they have an 85 lo per cent survival rate, sig- ificanlly higher than seedlings ropned by trees in tho fofesl self. HOOT STRUCTURE When Ihe "minitrees" are re moved from Iheir containers tc e planted, each has a com lele, undisturbed and healthy oot structure snugly contained n its own soil. The seedlings row twice as fast as those in a ·ild state, because Ihe nursery rovides Ihem wilh Iwo grow ng seasons in one calcndai ear. One company is now ex perimcnting with " l i m e ease" fertilizer capsules tha re placed in the seedling con ainer. The nutrients in the cap ulc are gradually releasd ver a prescribed period o ime and nourish the youn rees through llieir first month r years in Ihe woods. Forest product companic low make extensive use o 'tree breeding" to improve th quality of Iheir Irees. Culling rom superior Irees Uiat ar outstanding for height, straighl less, disease resisiance an other characlerislics are graf ed to established root stock Seeds from these Irees are als )lanlcd al Ihe companies' tro improvement centers with th aim of creating orchards of si perior trees, which Ihen snpp: seed for later foresl plantings. Paper companies are ais able lo conserve Iheir lim oerland by utilizing new lunibi milling and pulp manufaclurin techniques lhat enable them produce paper [rom timber b products such as wood chi. and sawdust Uiat only a Ie years ago were burned "waste." . Foresl experts report that d spile the inroads of civilizatii for Ihe past 4000 years, there still 75 per cent of the fore land today that existed win Christopher Columbus d: covered America. Former Political Aide To Testify LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A ccicral grand jury that is in- igiiling Walergate-relalcd latlers has subpoenaed Belty lament Bullock of Little Rock o testify. Mrs. fiullock once worked for iep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., for Associated Milk Pro- uccrs. Inc. Mrs. Bullock said she would ppear without a lawyer Sept. at Washington, but she said he had no idea what the grand ury wanted to ask her. Thomas McBride, a member f the staff of Special Prose- ulor Leon Jaworski. said Tues- ay Uiat Jaworski's office still vas looking into presidential ampaign contributions made n 1972. Mills was a presidential can- lidale in 1972. AMP1 has been inked to illegal campaign con- ribulions. Republican Judy Petty, who i opposing the re-election bid if Mills, has made a campaign ssue put of Mills' refusal to alk with the Senate Watergate Commiltce or its staff. Lawn Mower Safety WASHINGTON CAP) -- Consumers Union has been lenla- ively picked to prepare a pro- osed mandatory federal safety standard for power lawn mowers. 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