Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 22, 1974 · Page 20
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, September 22, 1974
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SECTION D rAYETTEVlUE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1974 City May Deflate . .. The Lawn Sale Boom Who Those Hogs Are No. 1 I used to have a vote in the Associated Press national football poll. All I had to do was send a telegram to Ted Smits, AP sports editor.' the first of ·very week ·eason. during football · I always voted Arkansas first, and usually voted Texas second. Then I'd alternate between SMU, TCU, Rice, the Aggies and Baylor. I'd round it out with Oklahoma State, LSU, Ole Miss, maybe, or occasionally Arkansas Tech. I am one of the reasons, I guess, that the AP changed its system and appointed prominent, sports writers and broadcasters -- 63 in all -- as "selectors" around the country. The AP makes an e f f o r t to allot various sections a fair share of the votes so as to balance the inevitable regionalism that creeps .into the voting. Slate bureaus. I believe, are responsible for naming the selectors. Actually I never fell the least bit guilty about voting for the Hawgs as No. One. Even when they were plunging a l o n g a t mid-season with a 1-3-1 .mark . and the easy part of the schedule behind them. My reasoning was that I should vote on facts -- eye witnc=? evalua- By DORR1S IIENDRICKSON TIMES Staff Writer Garage, yard or porch sales have become an accepted method of disposing of unused and unwanted items when homeowners complete .fall and spring housecteaning, but in some cases in Fayetteville these sales s e e m to have become almost a full-time busi- ess. Unlike many cities, Fayelte- ville has no ordinance govern- ng garage sales. Many cities imit the length and number of sales and issue permits or sell licenses for the conduct ot the ·sales. In 1972 City Manager Don Grimes proposed an ordinance regulating garage sales in the city, but, he said "it created such a furor that I decided to handle Die problem through zoning ordinances already on the books." , Grimes proposed to limit the sales at any given location to two or three a year and to issue a permit at a nominal fee. Housewives, who 1 f i n d t h e sales a good way to make extra money while disposing of unwanted items, strongly opposed passage of the ordinance on the grounds that it "was too little ,imc and too much money." (Springdale -adopted an ordinance about the same time ivhich limits sales to two days in each six months and requires a $5 permit) · Technically, business endeavors -- including garage sales -- cannot be legally conducted in residential areas, but the city has been lenient on those who conduct a one or two-day sale once or twice a year. LENGTHY SALES But, it seems many a taking advantage of the city's leniency and conducting the sales either full-time or at least almost every pretty weekend. A look at any issue of the TIMES classified section will indicate the popularity of the sales. Each issue contains from 5 to 25 advertisements of garage, yard or porch sales either from individuals or' several neighbors combining goods. Many of the advertisements contain the same addresses repeatedly. The city is opposed to such operations and as Grimes put II, "If they (sales) become a continuous operation, the people will be ordered to stop." This can be accomplished under zoning ordinances, he said. One of the complaints against the proposed ordinance two years ago was that it would tend to, penalize .the person holding a one or two day sale. Grimes said the brief sales are not the main problem, but added- "three d a y s is long enough" Tor a sale at least. Another problem that has been noted is the practice of hauling in items to be sold. Garage sales are tolerated when someone is disposing of unwanted items, but will not be allowed' as business enter prises, Gsimes said. "It we get an indication' that anyone is hauling in merchan disc for resale -- that is it,' he said. ' (TEYLESphoto By Ken Good) MUSHROOMING PHENOMENA IN FAYETTEVILLE .. lawn and garage safes are daily events in all parts of town spring, summer and -fall In Health Project tion - rather than s I never got to see N for instance, or Ohio Couple Aids Elderly ulation. Dame, ,.ate. On the other hand, I was visiting with the Razarbacks six days a week and well acquainted with -Longhorn and Mustang personnel. Those days are gone forever, although I am not absolutely sure the present national grid poll is anymore accurate or authentic than it used to be. In any event, had I had a vote this week it would have really been a pleasure to vole the Hawgs No. One -- again. BY Peggy Frizzell TIMES Staff Writer A community health program for senior citizens, set up this summer by a registered nurse with the assistance of her husband, has received excellent response from -its clientele, according to Mrs. Nelda Richter, a nurse at the Veterans Hospital. The Tuesday night programs c o n s i s t of three general screenings for health problems and an'eclucational presentation each month. Mrs. Richter, who recently completed a year's study in family nursing practice at the University of Arkansas Mcdica Center in Little Rock, began the program in July at Hillcresi I NOTICED IN this week's AP poll that Arkansas did, in fact, get one vote for the top spot. That comes from Orville Henry at Little Rock. I suppose, and he shows his usual good judgment in the process. Arkansas whomped a better team in more solid fashion a week ago. Saturday night than this week's front runner, N o t r e Dame did in beating Georgia Tech, 31-7, in its opener two weeks ago. Logic has only a small part to play in grid polls, however, as does relative talent. Consider the case of Oklahoma this fall, if you will, in regard to national polls. The Sooners rated first in the initial AP poll. Know where they rated in the comparable United Press International polt? Nowhere...that where! . The UPI poll is conducted a m o n g collegiate football coaches. Because NCAA sanc- t i o n s against Oklahoma '(several other schools are in the same boat, including SMU) are in e f f e c t this fall the Sooners are not being voted on by the pay-for-fun coaches. T h i s suggests, among other things, that maybe a poll among pro football coaches would be more meaningful in the final analysis. According to the UPIpoU, the University of Oklahoma football team doesn't exist. This applies more to those coaches who do not have the So oners on their schedule, I imagine, than those who do. It is a strange set of values, though, that enables a n y coach, whose team has just been plowed under by a bunch of gigantic speedsters in r e d uniforms, to sit down and vole ss if they didn't exist. As long as this chasm exists, there will continue to be potential confusion, and less than unanimous satisfaction with the results of ene or both of the nation's major polls. THERE IS A way to bridge the chasm, though. The NCAA can lake the lead in doing it, too, and the AP can donate the prestige of its acknowledgement. If the nation's small colleges (NAIA) can cruise through a regular season, and THEN decide their national champion in a series of regional and national playoffs, why can't the major colleges? fTo be sure, maior bowl associations have a great deal at stake in any such arrangement. But equitable' arrangements, in terms of playoff games, could be arranged, just as regional and final NCAA basketball tournament sites are awarded. Ohfinffc is fnni«V T t--w -but change is being forced on college football : "sl -·= sve "s there are such things as women's lib, inflation, and competition for the entertainment dollar. In the case of Okahoma's present plight vs. a system of national playoffs, the Sooners would remain eligible we should think, for voting in a nress service noil, but would 'be denied the right to participate in the post-season playoffs. If that seems odd, well, it works in basketball. Towers, an apartment'building for elderly persons. On a strictly voluntary basis, she and her husband, Charles, a laboratory technician, meet with 15 to 25 senior citizens between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. each Tuesday. Hiltcrest residents assist with reception and clerical duties. Using her own medical equipment, Mrs. Richter screens patients for abnormalities in blood pressure, for symptoms of hypertension, for diabetes and for urinary infections. She said the urinalysis is the only lab test included in the screening at this time. The lab tests are conducted by Charles Richter. Emphasizing that she does not diagnose ; nor prescribe. I Mrs. Richter . said-;_sjie .refers patients to their family physicians if abnormalities are present during the testing. Each person referred to his doctor receives a copy of t h e screening report so that the loctor can view the report limself. Mrs. Richter said she does follow u p . on patients referred to the. doctor at the regular screenings. Response from t h e medical community' has' b e e n encouraging, she said. The community health program is the first in this area to make a generalized examination available to the people at a central place. The .program is not limited to Hillcrest residents, but for Hillcrest residents who can't make - it downstairs to the screening sessions', Mrs. Rich- .er will visit the individual No fees are charged for the Equipped with blood pressure apparatus, otoscope and stethoscope, Mrs. Richter meets with each person to examine him or her as well as give the person a chance to confidentially consult with her. FILLS A NEED Often, she said, persons are unable to get to a doctor's office to ask about what appears to be a seemingly - insignificant problem or may be dissuadet by the possibility of a long wail to see the doctor. Th e community health program can meet such needs, Mrs. Richter said. Wilh most persons, Mrs. Richter recommends they be screened once a month, especially for blood pressure. Those persons who develop problems between screenings or are using blood pressure medication are encouraged to be screened more often. The fourth Tuesday of each month features an educationa" program dealing with common illnesses and health problems (On months with a f i f t h Tuesday,'a screening session is held then.) EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS At the educational sessions slides, tapes, films and lectures are presented to enable, the audience to understand anc cope with various illnesses. Fo example, t h e S e p t e m b e program will discuss hyperhyp will (TIMESphoto by Charles C u n n i n g h a m ) READY FOR A WEEKLY CHECK .Mrs. Richter prepares to take Mrs. Ruth Shaw's blood pressure tension while diabetes will be the subject at the Octobe session. In : these programs, Mrs Richter .receives help from are, health professionals. The first year of the com munity health program will b evaluated in terms of ho' many persons. Used the servici how effective it was, and ho\ often screenings need to b held. The program will not b dropped at the end of the yea Mrs. Richter said. She note that several nurses in the are are now attending the fami nurse practitioner course so th program can be carried on. UA Symphony In Rehearsals; Members Needed The University-North Arkanas Symphony Orchestra, now rehearsals for its first fall erformances, is in need of two mporlant instruments -- a ontra bassoon, which the or- lestra has never had, and bass rums. D r . Campbell Johnson, ymphony conductor, said the assoon would be a valuable sset to the Department of Ausic as well as to the orches- ra. "It is important to have 11 instruments within an or- hestra and we are hopeful that friend or friends of the Uni- ersity will purchase these )struments for us," he said. The Symphony Society's Administrative Board also is earchin'g for non-musicians vho could work each week as business manager or personnel manager, or Tor one person o work in both capacities. This person would - - h e l p make rrangements for the orches- ra's out-of-town engagements md help take care of financial .nd logistical problems. Dr. Johnson, who became anductor and a member of the lusic Department faculty this all, said he was excited about he orchestra. "We have ex- ellent players and some very ;ood freshmen players with lots f potential," he said. However, he orchestra needs more string ilayers. "I hope individuals vithin the North Arkansas area vho could play in the string ections will contact me at 575702 and make an appointment 'ery soon," he said. The Symphony's first concert vill be in Fayetteville at the Arkansas Union Ballroom October 23. The following day, t h e ;ame concert will be played at Fohn Brown University at Arkansas Union Ballroom Octo- iloam Springs. Included in the Symphony are . number ot University faculty and staff members who have played regularly over the years. Also included are Lynda Selers, violinist and director of the Fayetteville High School Orchestra and the school string program, and Elizabeth Walker, violist and director of the Rogers High School Orchestral program. Richard Fuchs, who joined the Music Department faculty this fall, is concert master. Other orchestra members who also are faculty members are Barbara Jackson, violinist; Roy Nastasi, violist; Stephen Gates, cellist; and Gerald Sloan, trombonist. Kathryn Widder, violist, is an elementary string teacher in the Fayetteville Public Schools. Youth Bridge Expanding Program For Teen Care Youth Bridge Inc. has changed its youth homes program to provide for an all-boys' and an all-girls' home instead of the coed program it had before, board members said today. Youth Bridge, which directs too homes for youth in Fayetle- ville in addition to Boy Land at Winslow, is in the process Open Government Goal Common Cause: For Political Honesty By RICK PENDERGRASS Of The TIMES Slaff Like many of the more serious -- and often more effec- j vc -- political organizations, Common Cause is a loose-knit, low key association of grassroots Americans interested Jn better 'government. The organization is non-partisan, never supporting any candidate or party, though it does lend its support to certain issues in both public elections and in legislative halls. The Fayetteville chapter of Common Cause, like local chap lers throughout the country, is bound more by word of mouth among its members than by regular, meetings, committees and officers. J e r r y Jansma, Common Cause coordinator for the 3rd Congressional District, saic members are kept abreast of political happenings by. a tele- ihone network. Common Cause staff members in Washington notify local contacts when an ssue surfaces or when quick action in the form of letters or telegrams to congressmen is iceded. The local members then begin calling other local members and, theoretically, the entire membership in the local chapter is informed of national poli- '. i c a 1 developments within nours, possibly minutes. STRONG LOBBY "Common Cause has a strong lobby in Washington," Jansma said. "Basically what we are concerned with in Congress is legislation to improve campaign laws and the campaigns themselves. We back such things as open meeting · laws and campaign finance disclosure. "When a vote comes up in Congress we have not only our obby, but through the telephone system a great number of people back home writing letters, telegrams and calling Iheir senators and representatives urging them to either support or oppose a given measure," Jansma said. Jansma said Common Cause could fairly be compared with the work of the League of Women Voters. Both organizations are non-partisan and open to anyone wishing to join. "The basic goal of Common Cause is to make the government -- at all levels -- open and accountable to the people of the United States. This can be accomplished only through fighting the deleterious effect of money and secrecy in hrgh government," he said. Common Cause Is an all- volunteer, · non-profit organization. Its small, professional siaff A- in - W a s h i n g t o n include lobbyists- · and executive administrators. : Jansma said the organization's lobbying records and budgets are "an open book, down to the .last detail." One major current project of Common Cause is joint effort to promote ratification of the Equal Right Amendment. The organization has formed a coalition w i t h the League of Women Voters to help gain support in Arkansas for ratification of the amendment. Five states still must ratify the amendment for it to become law. . . . . Common' Cause also has launched an effort to do away with the seniority system in Congress. "You just can't say that age and experience automatically makes a person the best for Petit Jury Slate Told A list of 63 petit jurors was lelivered Friday to Washington County Sheriff's office by Circuit Clerk Alma Kollmeyer for October jury duty. The 63 citizens, whose manes were drawn from a jury wheel Friday in Washington Circuit 3ourt, are to appear for duty Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. in the circuit courtroom. The petit jurors, in order of random selection, are Bonnie Neff of Springdale; Arlow Harp of Farminglon; Bill Andrews of ^armington; Shannon Foley of Springdale; Donald A. Hanna of West Fork; Rosemary Mc}arty of Springdale; John iVinkle of Boston; Georgia ·Melds of Springdale; David Turrentine of Tontilown) Leah Sastham of Fayetteville; Don ^utledge of Springdale; Sam Cheatham of Farminglon; Bonlie Franco of Elm Springs; rlugh Mills of Fayetteville; Pearl Clinehens of Fayetteville; Winifred Eaton of West Fork; 31aude Nations Jr., of Prairie jrove; Suellen Hanby of Springdale; Larry Little of West Fork; Paul Alexander of Fayelteville; Jack Decker of Farmington. Elvin Crandell of Springdale; Sarah Harris of Fayetteville; Rhoda Burgess of Fayetteville; Edith Chaney of Fayetteville; Patsy Bradshaw of Springdale; Floyd Lindsey of Springdale; William B. Howell Jr.. of Springdale;. Charles Clark Irwin of Springdale; Hugh Otwell of Littoral; Shirley Ann Kimzey of Fayetteville; Harley Pizafor of Cove Creek; Charles Agee of Fayetteville; Farrell Conner of Fayetteville; Warren L. Couch of Elm Springs; T.C. Carlson of Fayetteville; Wesley M. Stolz of West Fork: Judy 'Collins of Cane Hill; Mary Denham of Elm Springs; William C. Walker of Springdale; Charles L. Allen of Fayetteville; Ernest Conduff of T/itlreal; James Ed Barham of Fayetteville. Paul Blackard of Fayetteville; Norris C. Bogan of Farmington; Rosemary Prewitt of Fayetteville: Bobby ,1. Wilson of Rheas Mills; William H. D u n c a n of Fayettevile: Eleanor Karp of Fayetfeville; Don Kemp of Fayetteville: Nealie Fine of West Fork; Wade D. Shackelford 'of Springdale: Jewell Carlisle of Farmington; Larry E. Baker of West Fork; Elhert Robinson of West Fork; Ted J. Ike of Wyman; Jeannine C. Bragg of West Fork; of changing 11* operational structure and expanding its programs, but the most pressing need now is for 'more house- parents for the youth homes, according to Betty Lighten, a member of the board of directors. A new committee was formed a t the monthly meeting Thursday to research similar ' o u t h home programs hroughout Arkansas and in neighboring states and to coordinate with juvenile courts in "workable plan for the fur ture." Youth Bridge is seeking a new bnidling for t h e Indian Trail home, now on City Hospital property. The house eventually will be demolished for additional parking space. Indian Trial became an all- boys' home in August when the former Youth Attention Home was changed to an all-girls' ._ facility. It is now called "Lighten House." A new home at the Boy Land property at Winslow is expected to be ready for use this year and will house up to eight boys and house parents. Don Beebe, executive director of Youth Bridge, said the new Boy Land cottage will need furniture, appliances, curtains and housewares. Beebe said many such items depend on donations from the community. "Although Youth Bridge Inc. was recently the recipient of an LEAA grant, the homes are still operating within a tight budget," Beebe said. "Not all our expenses are eligible for this funding and these monies have to come from other places, such as membership's", contributions and other sources." Bee'ae said Youth Bridge is accepting applications for house parent positions at several locations. Springdale Sets Bicentennial Ceremonies SPRINGDALE -- Springdale .vill be the ninth city in Arkansas to nation receive as official desig- Bicentennial the job, which is what the seniority system is based on," Jansma said. " I t " m a y work that way in some, or many cases, but it works just the opposite in many more. One alternative that we offer is a rotation system for chairmanship of congressional committees." in Fayetteville the organization has about 13i members, with more than 300 members in the 3rd District, Jansma said. Common Cause is funded entirely through membership dues and contributions. A membership meeting for the Fayctleville chapter will be held at 7;30 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist Student Center. Wes Watkins, a member of the national governing board, will speak. Oran White-house of Wr-st Fork: Linda Allen of Springdale: Edna L. Burl of Springdale: Rebecca A. Weis of Springdale; Bill Hamilton of Rheas Mills and Louis V. McFerrin of Elm Springs. Driver Killed CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP)-State Police said Wilburn L Carter, 40. of Morrilton w a s killed B'riday when his tractor Lrailer truck crashed into th roar end of another tractor Irailer rig on Interstate 10 nea here. Trooper H. J. Minden said tractor - trailer driven b Charles Chcely, 45, of Mulbcrr hnd a blow out and pulled o the highway. Carter's rig the hit Checly's truck, Minden said Community in a noon ceremony Tuesday at the Preside Inn. The ceremony, to be held during a general membership meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, will be open to the public, chamber executive Lee Zachary told members of t h e Bicentennial Committee. The State chairman of the Bicentennial Committee, Eleanor Parker, will assist in the presentation of the flag to Springdale. Zachary told the other members of the committee at its first meeting last week that" he and three other persons had led the application for Bicen- e n n' 1 a 1 Community status, sting tentative orojects for the elebralion of the nation's 200th nniversary. Zachary explained that the rejects listed in the Bicenten- lial application are not binding )ut needed to be drawn up in rder to file for the status. Project possibilities include epeallng -- one time through -- the Butterfield Stage Coach run from St. Louis to Northwest Arkansas, building a Shiloh T o w n , a n d incorporating several annual events into the overall Bicentennial program. Noting that a small amount of money will be available this year from the state for Bicentennial projects, Zachary said a budget would be submitted to the state seeking aid, Local money would have to match any grant received, he said. Next venr, more money will be available as each slate received $200,000 from (he federal government to award for community projects.

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