Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 22, 1974 · Page 18
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, September 22, 1974
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Group Seeks Commitment NEA Fights Teacher Neglect WASHINGTON -- America's largest white collar union will soon launch a series ot investigations to dramatize the nation's failure to properly educate millions of students. The program, which is bound to stir controversy In gome quarters, is one million-member Education hopes to Association show that way the 1.5 N a t i o n a l (NEA) today's reported teacher surplus is a myth. It is one of the projects being designed by NEA's new president, Jamos A. Harris, a 48- year-old art and human relations teacher from Des Moines, Iowa. "My main personal goal is to launch what I call a w a r on educational neglect," said the former pilot and ordained American Baptist minister during an interview in h i s eighth floor office at NEA headquarters here. Harris said he wants to find and draw attention to the pockets of educational neglect in America and win the public's commitment to quality education which he contends has never been made. The articulate spokesman for the second largest union in the country (only the Teamsters Union has more members) cited migrant worker camps, Indian reservations, inner city schools and "backwoods areas as prime targets for probes by task forces of stale and local NEA officials. "We have failed to keep. 23 per cent of our. student popu-. lation," he said, noting the percentage of school-age children who do not complete high school. SEES PROBLEMS Although' Harris is a strong defender of teacher viewpoints, he also candidly admits that educators face difficulties in an era of economic uncertainty, taxpayer opposition to school financing and the conservative Nixon-Ford aproach to federal aid to education. Nature Erases Marks Of Man From. Island ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Va.- Md. (AP) -- The hand of man may have laid its last finger on at least part of this island paradise of deserted white beaches and bird-infested marshes. Despite the crowded public parks at each end of the 33- mile-long pencil-shaped island o f f t h e Maryland-Virginia coast, most of the land still is inhabited only by wild deer and ponies, birds mcsquitos. ana hordes of It remains much as it w a s when the first explorers lowered their world. sail in the new Since it was first settled in the 1600s, Assateague Island has been the site of numerous villages, farms and remote estates, but nature has worked tirelessly to erase most tdaces of man's habitation. Except for some federal officials, no one lives on the island now. Only a few weary buildings, deserted Coast Guard stations and « lighthouse remain as a reminder of past occupations. Roads are maintained only ir the park areas at the north and south ends of the island. The rest of Assateague is under the guard of the federal government and the care of nature, which for centuries has been unhindered In making its alterations to sand dunes, marshes · and pitifully temporary m made structures. After recognizing Assateague as a national seashore, the fed eral government is seeking to ieep a small part of this island, tfhich officials describe as the ast untouched coastline on the United States' Atlantic shore, a monument to what America was. The Department of the Interi- r is preparing to recommend o Congress that 12 miles in the center of the island be declared a wilderness area to forever ar man's interference with his unique natural setting. "We're reasonably certain :he proposal will be made to Congress this fall," said J.G, Appel, who administers the fish and wildlife agency's game refuge at the south end of the sland. "Then it will be up to Congress to decide if it meets KNOWN TO TOURISTS the idea of what a wilderness area ought to be." Part of Assateague is well known to the tourists who annually swarm across the bridges at each end of the island for hiking, fishing crabbing, clamming and tor the foaming surf that pounds incessantly on white beaches al the foot of towering sand dunes The state park at the Maryland end of the island, not far from the jumble of Ocean City and the national wildlife refuge at the southern end adjacent to the little town of Chincoteague Va., are packed each summer day by sunburned tourists whc battle each other and the mos quite s for space under the sun. But in the center of the island, where the wilderness area is proposed for about six Female Security Agent Tracks Down Obscene Calls In Norwich NORWICH, Conn. (AP) -- If caller can often be identified you make obscene phone calls in Connecticut, be prepared to meet Dorthy McCoy, the telephone company's first female security agent in the state. Mrs. McCoy tracks down people who make obscene, abusive or nuisance calls. She also goes after those who try to duck long-distance charges by misusing a credit card or giving someone else's number. 'We're not cops," she says. "Our function is to serve as a liaison with law authorities, not as authorities themselves." But when someone persists in misusing the phone, Mrs. McCoy and her four male colleagues in the security section of Southern New England Telephone Co. swing into action. The SNET response to the malicious caller is an electronic "trap box." "A trap is not a tap," she said. "The telephone company never, never puts a tap on a phone line allowing us to. listen to a conversation." Taps can only be ordered by a federal court and the company independently verifies the court order, she said. FREEZES CONNECTION A trap helps investigators trace an obscene call by freezing the connection so it can't be broken, she said. "A call Is not so easily traced as television would lead us to believe," she said. "But the trap holds the connection until we can determine the phone Billing fraud, the other side of the investigative coin fo: Mrs. McCoy, takes two form. -- misuse of a credit card am charging a toll call to sonicom elses number. 'When you're dealing wit' young people they are not .al ways aware they are stealing,' Mrs. McCoy said. "But that' what they're doing."! Many people involved in to' fraud can be caught because o the - number they called, sh said. "People's- calling habits ar almost as individualistic as fin gerprints," she added. The numbers at each end of long-distance call are recorde for billing purposes. If the cal er gives a false number, inves tigators need only ask the per son receiving the call who was from, she said. Computers are used to catc people who try. to fool the sys em by using an expired o Ealse billing code to duck a to charge. The computer will no only block the call, she said, wil also record the phone th caller was using. "We are never going to get rid of all of it, but we have very few repeaters in billing "raud cases," she said. from which nated." the call origi- By determining who had access to the phone from which an obscene call was made, the Poppy Control WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new method of controlling the cultivation of the opium poppy to keep it from the heroin market has been approved in principle by Turkey, the State Department says. The agreement, announced Friday, followed several weeks of discussions between U.S. and Turkish leaders that began after Turkey decided in July to lift its 1971 ban on poppy cultivation. Under the new process, Turkish farmers will be required to cut the entire poppy plant in the field, with the opium gum extracted later by government agents under strict supervision In past harvests, Turkish farmers have extracted the gum themselves and apparently diverted portions of it for proc essinj iaid. into heroin, officials lies north and six miles south the Virginia-Maryland state ne, only the hardiest of hikers xperience the tranquility ; of alking the 30-foot-hfgh dunes. Ocean City, Md.. used to be a art of this island, which once tretched from Virginia to 'elaware. A 1933 storm carved small inlet between Ocean ity and what is now the north- rn tip of Assateague. "Many .teachers are not working as teachers," said the former Drake University sprinter who maintains his trim athletic b u i l d . "We have lost ground in many areas," ho said with reference to cutbacks in federal aid to education during the six years of the Nixon Administration. "There is nothing in the Ford record to encourage us, although there is a hopeful sign of more openness and a willing' ness to listen," he said. In recent years the NEA has b e e n developing political muscle -- a trend Harris plans to continue. The organization lias never endorsed a presidential cadidate during its 112-year history, but Harris said It may in 1976. NEA is also encouraging members to support congressional and local candidates . w h o support its goals. "We now have a national political arm," Harris said. In states where local schoo' bond issues are subject to voter approval, the rejection rate has been alarmingly high in recen' yeats. Harris believes the Irene reflects discontent with the method of school financing primarily the property tax -rather than opposition to spending on education. AID REQUIRED "The federal government is not-paying its fair share," he insists. Harris said federal ak should pay a third of primary and secondary education cost! rather than the current 7.5 pel cent average. He rejects the notion tha Many of. those who' back the dea of a wilderness area point o the crowded resorts of Ocean ity as their idea of the ulti- nate evil that can befall any lace situated on the ocean 'hen man moves in with his ulldozers, his motels and his eon signs. "We. don't want more motels r condominiums," says Wheaty Watson, Chincoteague's new mayor and a motel owner. "We list want to keep what we've ;ot." Watson, who took office in August, says the little town an't take any more tax burden rnposed because of the needs f the ever-growing tourist crowd. He says those who in- mbit the campgrounds are worst because they need town services ,but they don't spend any money. . But Watson's views face considerable opposition from other ';own businessmen who, as mo:el owner Russell Everett put ;t, "are happy with things as they are:" ' Everett views the wilderness iroposal as an effort to put "a )ig old federal padlock" on As- sateague Island. He notes that f the proposal passes, a highway could never be built the ength of Assateague, and just such a highway might some day be needed for Chinco- eague's tourist trade. "That section would be off- limits forever," Everett said, attributing support for the wilderness plan to nonresidents and conservation groups based elsewhere. heavy federal financing wouli lead to federal control of loca education. "That fear is base on misinformation," he said, went to school on the GI Bi and the federal government di not tell me what courses to tak or how to think." Education has played a bi, part in Harris' personal as wel as professional life. He was on Strike Idles 9,279 Braniff Employes DALLAS (AP) -- P i l o t struck Braniff Internationi early Saturday, shutting dow the airline which carries an av erage 25,000 passengers a day The strike idled 9,278 emplo es, including the 1,328 pilo who walked off the job in a d mand for more money/ . Negotiators and fcder mediators worked until the ea ly hours Saturday in Washin ton trying unsuccessfully reach agreement before the strike deadline. The previous contract expired last November. · John J. O'Dpnnell, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, said the pilots are seeking undisclosed salary increases and improved fringe benefits. O'Donnell said company figures show .Braniff pilots have six children born In a welfare mily in Des Moine. Following months of Army Air Force rvice during World War II, e earned a bachelor of arts egree at Drake University in 148. He went on to earn ii mas- :rs at Drake and then attended rake Divinity College. His personal improvemcnl irough education strengthens is conviction that society bene ts by $6 for every SI invested i education due to lower crime nd welfare rates and higher reduction and earning power. VARIED PROPOSALS Some of the proposals Harri ill advocate this year include --Development of an "inter ational approach" to educatior hich might include subsidie or American teachers to work broad where teacher shortage: re critical --Passage of legislation es ablishing negotiation and arbi ration procedures for public mployes, reserving strikes am ob actions as a last resort for nsatisfied teachers. -- A c c e p t a n c e by school oards of- greater input from eachers on curriculum dcve- )pment and other policies trar "itionally the province of elec- Norlnwwt Arkansas TIMES, Sun., S»p». 22, 1974 PAYETTEVILLE, A R K A N S A S SC Members of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at the University of Arkansas work on a natural stone sidewalk at the Public Service Fayelteyillc Youth Center on California Drive. Members ot the fraternity's pledge class volunteered to construct the walk and help with other services at the center. Harris was elected vice pres- :ent of NEA in 1972 atter iledging to keep the organi- ation out of the AKL-CIO and hus free to follow an independ- nt labor policy. He became president in July. The NEA chief, who has [ecorated his brightly colored laintings and two free-standing ilastic sculptures, will be the "irst NEA president a b l e to succeed himself by 'seeking a two-year term under the or- anization's new constitution. Harris, who earns $40,000 per year as NEA president, is the second black to head NEA, the Cancer Treatment DURHAM, N.C. (Al 3 ) -- Atu- mor specialist, says 13 of 16 women have recovered from a germ-cell cancer after treatment with a combination of surgery, drugs and radiation. Dr. William T. Crcasman; director of a study ot women's tumors at the Duke University Medical Center, told a symposium at the center that some Jive years after the cancer was diagnosed. Three of the .16 treated died. Dr. Creasman said the drugs used were methyltrexate, chlo rambucil and autinomycin. He said patients take them three t eight months after surgery, ant then the area around the tumpi site is given radiation to kil 'irst being Mrs. Elizabeth any cancer cells that may Koontz, president from 1968-69. 'left. Eagle Cove Resort On the Waterfront--Beaver Lake Motel Boats Motors Boat Dock MR. MRS. PHIL STIUBLING Phone 7S1-6700 Springdale Sun., Sept. 29 BARNHILLFIELDHOUSE Foyetteville, Ark, ^ The Marshall Tucket $5odK-$5.5O day of show ARKANSAS UNION JiJ Floor 573-735! ELECTRONICS CENTER N. W. M»ll 441 53 H DREAM MERCHANT 412-A W. Dixon 571-3713 FOR MAIL ORO yirtity of Act ·nvtlop* 16: A Rm. 511 irm*, (no ptiianil ctittVi), LIKANIAl UNION AN ARKANSAS UNION CELEBRITY SHOWCASE--BEAVER PRODUCTION ON THE ISLAND Over on Assateague Island -,n the federal wildlife refuge at the southern end -- cars drive slowly past white egrets that ignore the gawking faces and Ihe binoculars aimed at them. One bird glances at a half-eaten sandwich thrown toward him. Nearby, tourists are preparing to lake a wilderness trail that allows them to wind through the marshes in the air conditioned comfort of their cars. A man from New York is signing up his family for an evening cruise around the marshes. And in his little house in the heart of Chincoteague, cluttered with photos, maps and charts of Assateague as it was, as it still is in its wild heartland, Nat Steelman, unofficial island historian, wonders aloud about the chance of preserving at least a part of the island. "There's aren't many places you can go any more where you can find a place that isn't just thick with people," he said "I can't help but think that you need to have areas that aren't so thick." averaged $30,000 $5,000 below the other U.S. airlines. year, about average for A company spokesman in Dallas said the average salary is $31,000 with the top-paid captain making about" $67,000. a year. Braniff called the wage demands "super inflationary and unreasonable." A .spokesman said the rejected company proposal "was an excellent offer providing increased wages and improved fringe benefits." The pilots reportedly are seeking a contract to match that recently -signed by Delia. The Delta agreement calls for top-scale 747 pilots to earn $81 341 a year by Feb. 1, 1976, compared with $61,980. before the contract. Kenyans Take Over NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -The entire training program for Peace Corps volunteers in Kenya is now run by Kenyans rather than by Americans. Peace Corps director Bruce Vlazzie, announcing this, said :he Peace Corps In Kenya is '.he first in the world to turn the training responsibility over to the host country. Under Kenyan administration and management, "the gram is progressing c optionally well, and proud," Mazzie said. The Peace Corps has more than 250 volunteers working in various parts of Kenya, mainly in teaching activities. pro- ex- I'm newspapers hac the number ol One Way To Save LONDON (AP) - For weeks many British been cutting pages in the face of a growing newsprint shortage. But a Cheshire newspaper unwittingly took the economy campaign a step further with an announce ment to readers that its layoul "has been altered to permil ed on each page," to be print Completes Training Seaman Apprentice Lindley R. Cupps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Cupps of Springdale, has graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Orlando, Fla. He will report to Fire Control Technician School, Great Lakes, 111. SUNDAY SPECIALS 11 AM. to 8 P.M. Chicken and Dumplings Swiss Steak AH Above Orders Served w/English Peas, Salad Bar -- Homemade Bread $175 1 3901 N. 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