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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 13

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SS Northwert Arkanuii TIMES, Sun., Sept. 22, 1974 rAVITTIVILLI, ARKANSAS The Iowa State Fair The Airlines' Problems Are Located On Ground Sy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Airline passengers can *ip from New York to Chicago m two hours and coast to coast in five. But, as any seasoned traveler knows, getting to and from and through most major airports can be an annoying, choking censation. ;-.' Approach roads are jammed Taxi rides frequently are long and expensive. Parking lots are full. Ticket lines can be lengthy. Long walks to a departure gate or between terminals are common. It sometimes seems an eternity before bag"gage arrives. .'The swift and reliable jet airliners, especially the wide-bodied jumbo jets, are attracting millions of new passengers each year. That adds to the airport saturation problem many cities are trying .to solve with new, modern airports or panded facilities. - Scheduled U.S. airlines tied 202 million passengers in '1973. The Air Transport Associ ation forecasts more than 3H million passengers in 1980 am more than 700 million by the year 2000. Automated "people movers," resembling miniature transit systems, now carry passengers around a few ot the new air- xjrts, but the people movers laven't always worked proper- y. In the. drive to modernize and expand airport capacity, computers have been installed n some places to handle baggage, but with mixed results. BUILDING DELAYED Five cities -- Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Tampa and Washington -- have built new, modern airports .in recent years, incorporating the 17,000-acre, $800 million com ilex features the latest in com puter-conlrollcd people mover and baggage handlers. Designed to accommodat eight million or more passen gers in its . first year, it even tually can be expanded to tak care of 50 million annually. Two Worth airlines operate at Dallas-For an aulomati latest technology, have tried, but Other have cities been American festival blocked by environmentalists, by cutbacks In airline landing fees, by noise problems, and by financing troubles. Some cities have settled on the interim step of enlarging existing facilities, postponing the construction ot new airports until the 1980s or 1990s. The newest, largest and spiffiest U.S. airport is the ultramodern facility that opened last January halfway between the rival Texas cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. Larger than the island of Manhattan, the Live It Up By H. D. MCCARTY Chaplain of the Razorbacks baggage system called "Docu tel," a 4,000-foot complex o rails and cars resembling miniature roller coaster. Th computers that drive .the sys tem frequently guided bags t wrong bins or off the edge o the beltway or sent carrier car crashing into suitcases with' devastating results. Another sticking point is the distance to the airport, 15 miles from Dallas or Fort Worth, a $14 cab ride. Distance from downtown, 19 miles, is a sore point, too, at the new Kansas City International, which opened two arriving at any of three ciccu- airport featuring a "drive to your gate" processing system. Passengers and their baggage arriving at any of three nrlu- lar terminals are never more than 200 feet from their aircraft. "The world's shortest walk: to fly," prollaim airport brorhures. A fltet of mini-buses efficiently whisks people be- By KAY BARTLETT AP Ncwsfcaares Wrier DES MOINES (AP) -- It's Ihe gentle lowing from the redbrick cattle barn, the oinking and grunting from the s w i n e barn across Blue Ribbon Road, the roar of the stock car engines as they peel around the grandstand raceway, the cry ot the, huckster on the midway, the incessant beckoning of.the calliope, the 1 command of t h e ringmaster to "jog t r o t your horses pleasd," the bleating of the sheep, the squeals of little children for just one more pony to haul them here, plus work lost away from his farm. "We're here strictly for advertising," says Hoelzen. "Win, lose.or draw in the show ring, we're here to show the public that these fast-gaining cattle are not hard to look at." 'It's teddy bear time," the man on the midway booms out; even- though it's 10 o'clock in the morning opening day and raining. Later on, the midway will be pepple-lo-people as nickels are pitched at plates atoi tween lots. terminals and parking It hasn't been so very long -a^o since the days of family vacations, trips to Grandma's, and trips to the lake. One ot r the typically recurring questions asked on every family trip Vy at least one of the children 'at least half a dozen times is, : ""Where are we?" It's not too difficult to recall the look on the child's face as he awakens from his backseat nap only to realize that he doesn't know where he is. .This issue of where we are seems to be very pertinent in these days. How often do we hear the question asked, ."Where are you going to be if. I need to get in touch with you?" "Most of us tend to reel off an answer rather quickly feeling assured that we know 'where we are and where we're going, and we don't have time to wait around answering rhetorical questions. Instead, we need to run gel the laundry, pick up the kids go lo the bakery, run by the doctor's office, prepare the talk for the civic club, and after it is all finished take a momen' to relax before we start again. WE RARELY stop to think that this "rhetorical question'" thai we let slip so often should b e subjected to greater scrutiny. In chapter 10, verses 38-42 of the Gospel of Luke Luke gives us a 'good picture of where we ought to be! The passage begins with Jesus being received into the home of two sisters. One sister, Martha scurries about attempting t make preparations for Jesus We can imagine her trying s ard to get everything just so ight and just so good. Meanwhile, Mary, Martha's ^_ ister, has decided to sit down [people movers." "We have no people movers or other automation here like Dallas-Fort Worth," said How ard Willoughbyi Kansas City International's deputy director. "When we designed the airport we looked at various systems. The costs were horrendous, nothing really worked and noth ing impressed us. So we de signed the 'drive to your gate concept to avoid such things as t the feet of Jesus. Martha cmtinues her frantic prepara- ion and then in verse 40 we atch a glimpse of a very inler- sting occurrence, one. that ach of us must see about once a day. We catch a glimpse of anxiety in .Martha as she gels mad at Mary for not helping o gel all those "important pre- larations" taken care of. She calls out to Jesus trying o get at Mary through Him. At this point, Jesus answers Martha, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only a few ;hings are necessary, really only one, for Mary has chosen ;he good part, which shall not be taken away from here." WHERE ARE YOU? If y o u aren't seated at the feet of Christ, then you're probably like Martha - "worried and bb'theted'about so many things" when only one thing is really necessary. You're probably spending so much time tryirrg ;o do right that you don't have time to be right. Where are you? If you feel like you're on a roller coaster that seems to have no end or if you feel like you.'re chasing rabbits in the desert, then SHUTTLES AT TAMPA Tampa's new $100-million in ternational airport employ four computer-driven people mover shuttles to take passen gcrs from the central termina to four satellite boarding areas Maximum walking distanc from ground transportation to boarding gate is 700 feet. ride. S t e p right up, ladies and gents it's The Iowa State f a i r , n 10-day festival of f o o d livestock contests, big name en- ertainment, honky tpnk - freak hows and the All-American reposition of the blue ribbon t the end of the hard road. In depersonalized world, its Iso a place where every little -- or not so little -- boy and irl can hold center stage at east'for a moment, whether it e with a blue ribbon for the iest homemade pickles or for lelting out the best rendition of low to call the chickens home. It's for farmers, housewives, businessmen; teen-agers, politi- ians and just plain folk. Over 10,000 souls, all intent on hav- ng a good time, swamp t h e airgrounds on a given day. They come hi campers and in cars, in old school buses con- 'erted into mobile homes and n special buses from downtown 3es Moincs. Some haul sheep or pigs or cattle, dreaming o£ blue ribbons and admiring glances from the other breeders. Others cart in the most perfect apples, ears of corn and .he biggest and reddest tomatoes that sunshine, rain and gigantic stuffed dogs hues, basketballs are .he rich Iowa soil can conspire :o produce. GOLDEN HARVEST "The Iowa fair is one of hundreds across the land celebrating, in the final weeks of summer, the country's golden harvest. For some, ll's a business date. Keith Hoelzen of the Triple Ranch in Burlington, Iowa, brought a string of the Polled herefords he raises. He figures it cost him about $1,200 of a . arched for prizes, and baseballs are hurled with meaning at the rec spot that will dump Bozo the clown into the water. "You're nothing but a dumb dirt farmer from Nebraska,' Bozo sneers at a man intent upon dropping him. T h e madder they get, the more money is plunked, down. Brave souls shell out 75 cents a crack to ride the double fer ris wheel and the loop, a ridi which spins you upside -down and distributes the contents o pockets all over the grounds Tape recorders bark the, frea' show routines. "Have you eve seen a woman with thro breasts. She's inside topless Have you ever seen a womai with four breasts. She's here too. All of these are on the in side. Right before your ver; eyes. Come in now." There's Ella Mae, t h e lion faced girl, and Spiderola, th spider lady. There's the bur lesque show, and the "Childre of Forgotten Fathers." Ar those deformed babies in jar real? "Well, you can say the were sold to me as real, but wouldn't bet on it myself," th owner explains. JUDGING ENTRIES As the sound of the midwa lares on, a white-coated judge! arefully studies the' conibread itries at the bread judging, ome 25 persons, mostly wom- n, watch intently as the judge- eally pulls out a slice, studies s texture, crumbles it and istos it. "That's a nice looking piece f cornbread there," volunteers Irs. Vern Wilkie of Earlham, ot an entrant, just a spectator- onnoisseur. "The judge might liink it's a little too brown, but hat's how I like it." The judge grces. The cornbread takes lie blue ribbon. · All kinds of breads and lookies are entered. In the 4-H division, featuring foreign and egional cooking, the judge al- ows as how the most unusual entry this year was a bagel. Mrs. John Steddom, 36-year- old mother of two, has 36 bakec entries and nine entries in the sewing competition. She starts Baking two weeks before the "air and is baking three delec .ables a day as the fair is abou to open. Why? Golden Fair: Why? "I don't know. Why do people ·ike horse races? It's just par of me, coming to the fair. I wai in 4-H. all my life and it's a challenge," she says. She load up the car, the loaves of breac, in shoeboxes, and drives in from nearly Grimes, where he husband raises hogs. FAMILY REUNION The Iowa State Fair -- lik many fairs across the - country -- is a giant family reunior The rolling campground i packed with over 5,000 camper and up to 15,000'people, most o them reserving 'the same spo on the grounds for years. When Wilmer and Soph; Fritchen came into camp late August for the fair, the arted tooting the .horn of the j4-passenger school bus they ad converted into a camper lat sleeps seven. Their friends ooted back and soon they were omparing notes on. what they ad been doing since last year. Fritchen, a farmer from Ole, has been coming to the owa Stato Fair for 53 years -- ince he was nine years old. "He doesn't ever tranger," says Mrs. know a Fritchen. I've got to ring the dinner bell or every meal, He's always ut meeting someone new." A reunion of another sort is it Master Jacks, one of the jeer halls on the fairgrounds. The men who compete in the ractor-pulling contests are or- lering up rounds of cold bcei and trying to tell stories of pasl incounters over ' the sounds o he Hay Faubus Four, a loca ensemble whose leader plays a mean sax on the weekends aiic ·aises hogs during the week. "Some of those tractors gol $30,000 in them," says Charlie Johnson of Clariton. "I've seei some of those race car drivers come over and say they'd give ,heir right arm for some of tin engines that are in those trac irs." Just as the m e n involved in the tractor-pulling contests' al know each other, so do the oth ev speciality contestants: lh' motorcycle racers, the 'riiei who goad on their huge dral horses to determine whic team can pull the most weight and the daredevils who fl; around the track in race cars. BIG STARS The big name stars who wor the fair circuit in the summer ountry all-star -show featuring anya Tucker, and the Redd oxx Show. As the fiddlers have their mo- ncnt, so do the little boyr who ike to center stage for a roost- r-crowing contest, and Ihp ousewives who 'hold the limelight with their renditions .of husband 'calling." No obsce- ities, please. " The Iowa State Fair is not .10 biggest in the country and oiks f r o m other states would ive you a hard time if you vere to say it was the best. But the 350 r pouml .cow ruilpled entirely out ol butter, he 10-year-old with the broken mi who is stuffing a shorn heep's fleece into a bag, the /oung girl shouting to a friend howing his Western pleasure lorse -- "Look at the judge. all come in for show. This ions: Liza year s a one-nigl' top attracl Minnelli, Chicago Herb Alpert and the Tijuon Brass, Loggins and Messina, get his eye" -- the squash veighing over 50 pounds and he giant cucumber over a yard ong, the horseshow dempnstra- ion, the finesse of cookie and cake decorating, little children ntent at water painting, teenagers spray-paihtiLg' their animals' hooves black. · · These are the myriad sights and sounds of the Iowa State ?air, guaranteed to remain in .he mind's eye end.ear at least until it's harvest time again. Ghana Ambassador WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shirley Temple Black has been sworn in as U.S. ambassador lo Ghana amid an exchange ot pleasantries with Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger praised the 46-year- old former movie actress Friday for her "dignity and skill." She in turn said he had done a "fantastic, magnificent job of seeking peace in the world." Since the airport three years ago, the STOP! Remember where to be! If you you ought to be! If you already h a v e a seat at the feet of Christ, stay put! If you aren't at the feet of Christ, come and take a seat; there is more than enough room {or everyone! Higher Coffee Prices Bring Welcome Lift To Growers opened shuttles have ferried 40 million people, with only two persons injured in a freak accident caused by human error. The modern terminal has six floors. The first level is for baggage, second for ticketing ;hird for shops, restaurants, hotel and shuttles, and the top three for parking 1,800 cars. The airport is handling about 5.2 million people a year and has a capacity for 20 million. "As far as we're concerned, the airport" has exceeded our expectations," reports Paul MacAlester of the Hillshorough County Aviation Authority. The oldest of the new airports, Dulles International, opened in 1963, hopefully to relieve congestion at Washington National Airport. But its location 27 miles from the nation's capial earned it a reputation as a lonely Taj Mahal in the Virginia countryside. Both airports are run by the Federal Aviation Administration and thus are subject to the whims of Congress, whose members prefer flying from close-in National. Thus, airlines were slow in scheduling flights IONDRINA, Brazil (AP) -When North Americans and Europeans pay more for the coffee they drink, Julio Suzuki gets a welcome lift, \ Suzuki, whose immigrant father cultivated silkworms in Brazil, makes his modest living growing coffee beans. He has problems with leaf blight, rising fertilizer costs and aging coffee bushes. What trickles down from higher international coffee prices gives Suzuki, 32, more money to pay his bills. "The price of coffee has increased, but the expenses have too," Suzuki told a visitor lo his farmhouse near Londrina, in the heart of Brazilian coffee country. The fertilizer Suzuki buys comes from petroleum, and the price he pays has multiplied along wilh world oil prices. The anti-fungus spray he uses to fight coffee "rust" blight is made of copper, another increasingly product. expensive primary Brazil leads the world in coffee exports, and that primary product is the South American country's No. 1 revenue earner. Brazil's No. 1 coffee buyer is the United States, which took nearly nine million of the 19 million sacks exported in 1973 Each sack contains 132 pounds of green coffee beans. Suzuki is one of more than 250,00 Brazilian farmers whose 2.7 billion coffee bushes pro many of the duce the beans. Like Suzuki, people who farm the rich, red lands of Sao Paulo and Parana itates in southern Brazil are o Japanese origin. He said his fa ther, who came to Brazil in 1933, was a silkworm supplier In Sao Paulo state. 28,000 BUSHES Suzuki bought his coffee farm here in Parana slate in 1952 and built a two-story wood.en house on it. Since then he has acquired more land, and now b« has a total of 28,00 coffee buahes on 104 acres. Tht farmer livei with his into Dulles. In 1965, two years afler it vife, two children and widowed mother in their four-bedroom lome, which needs a new coat f blue paint. Their possessions nclude a television set, a tele- )hone, a Volkswagen car and a Chevrolet pickup. Suzuki said he has two regu- ar employes who help with fer- .ilizing, spraying and other chores. The two workers make he equivalent of about 27 cents an hour, he said. At harvest time, starting in May and lasting three or four months, Suzuki hires additional emporary workers. He is planning on a 1974 har- .'cst of 1,200 sacks of coffee, or 158,400 pounds. He hopes to make a profit of about 35 per cent on the sale price, deducting costs of labor and materials. Although international coffee prices have been well over 70 :enls a pound Ihis year, Suzuki 3 sure to receive considerably less than that. The international price is what exporters get, but Suzuki must sell his crop to processors who mill the shells off the beans. The processors often sell to middlemen who sell to exporters. The exporters sell the green beans to coffee companies lhal roast, grind and package Ihe producI. Suzuki said that last year he made no profit on his coffee because his production was cut by the "rust" blight and by the after-effects of a 1972 frost that caused heavy damage lo Parana coffee bushes. After intensive and expensive treatment for the blight, Su- opened, Dulles logged only 827,000 passengers and many called it a white elephant. But gradually it has come into its own as Washington area and international traffic has increased. The barring of jumbo jets from National and the restriction on lakcoffs and landings between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. helped Dules raise its passenger load to 2.6 million in 1973. Washington National, too, has continued to raise its traffic in its crowded confines along the Potomac, registering 11.7 million passengers last year. Airlines normally produce as much as 50 per cent of a large airport's revenue, m o s t l y through landing fees. An economic downturn and the higher cost of fuel resulting from the recent energy crisis have cut into airline profits and have forced major cutbacks in spending by airport users. In some communities, new issues of general obligation bonds for the funding of airport proj- Kenya Finds Schools Hit By Violence NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -Kenya's school system has become virtually paralyzed by classroom violence that sometimes spills over into the streets. Hooliganism and riots by students have forced the closure of a number of secondary schools by education authorities in recent months. Strikes by students in support of demands ranging from better food to sanitary conditions have led to the closure of others. The air of rebellion has also permeated the corridors of the country's highest institution of learning, Nairobi University, which was closed down mid-August after its 5,500-strong student body refused to end a week-old boycott of lectures to back up demands for sweeping campus reform. University authorities have said it may not be reopened for a few months. The pattern of student indiscipline has become all-too-familiar: students, for one reason or another, boycott lessons, hold their tutors captive, destroy property and generally wreak havoc in a move to initiate corrective action. School authorities retaliate by expelling the students "en masse" and closing down the school, declaring that the militant students will be readmitted only on condition that they come back with their parents, repent, pay for the damage and pledge in writing that they will be of good conduct henceforth. SCHOOL WRECKED Secondary students at one school in the Btisia District in Western Kenya could nol flush their toilets because of a sewage block; they wrecked 'he headmaster's residence and rioted at the school. The laboratory, library, generator and of- ects are being put aside to permit financing of politically more popular measures such as school construction or urban development. zuki's trees produce at about 60 per cent of full capac ity this year, he predicted. He said he needs a good harvest for two years so that he can afford to replace about 6,00 of his bushes that are getting too old after 2V years of life. The new plants will not begin producing for about three years. "You have to have a good harvest to last for those two or three years," Suzuki said. Judge Warns Of Pesticide Danger WASHINGTON (AP -- The pesticides aldrin and dicldrin pose a cancer hazard to the entire U.S. population, and production of the chemicals should be stopped, an administrative law judge says. Judge Herbert J. Perlmans gave the opinion Friday to Environmental Protection Administrator Russell E. Train, who is to decide within 10 days whether to order a production halt. . Federal officials moved to cancel most of the approved uses for aldrin and dieldrin in March 1971, but an appeals process that is has permitted still the going on continued manufacture, sale and use of the chemicals. Train proposed on Aug. Z to suspend production of the two pesticides pending final resolution of the appeals, and Per- tion of the appeals, and Perl- fices were destroyed. Damage was estimated at $150,000. Students at another school in Nyanza on the shores of Lake Victoria in Central Kenya demanded good food and bed- sheets. To make sure their demands got attention, they damaged the school bus. At another school upcountry the students walked out on their black teachers, saying they would only return If white graduate teachers w e r e hired to teach them. N a i r o b i consultant psychologist Dr. A\W. Rogan-Kamper offered a basic psyclio- a n a l y t i c a l explanation of campus violence. "Parents have become indecisive in exercising their traditional authority and dubious of their right to exercise such authority in the face of youth dissension. Imitation of foreign behavior patterns in the wake of the mass media depicting youth rebellion in other parts of the world has been a major complementary reason to student unrest." Modern education systems provide no recognized outlet for the latent aggression in every individual, he said. Such aggression is at its biological peak in secondary students, he added. Aggressive sports only provide a miniature outlet for I mans concurred in his opinion. | this aggression. This is the place in FAYETTEVILLE Across from Evelyn Hills 1609 N. College For Color Prints From Kodacolor film n Evilyn Hilli Shopping Cintir Metiers Photo Drive-in Store, Fayetteville 1609 North College across from Evelyn Hills NOW ON BEAUTIFUL SILK FINISH PAPER MELLERS PHOTO DRIVE-IN STORES Across from Evelyn Hills 1609 N. College Mellers Photo Drive In Stores Across from Evelyn Hills 1609 N. YOU ALSO HAVE - DRIVE-IN CONVENIENCE -- You can leave film and pick up pictures without getting out of your car STORES OPEN 9 A.M; to 7 P.M. SI* DAYS A WEEK We do our own developing arid printing of Kodacolor film

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