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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 14

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14 Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., Sept. 25, 19741 FAYITTIVILLE, ARKANSAS CM S/ie/ves Plans ft-;*! - , , , * .. ^ For Rotary Engine DETROIT (AP) -- The future, of General Motors' rotary en gine was in further doubt today after disclosure that the new power plant does not meet 1975 model emissions standards ; Plans to introduce the rotary engine next spring, made public just last -neck, suddenly were shelved Indefinitely Tuesday. vhen .a GM study showed the'engine's emission levels exceed governnient limits. A ; .-GM -spokesman said there was'-no-way to tell wehn the rotary would be ready. The auto giant,has been working on the'engine for three years and has invested more than $100 million in its development. "When the engine tells us it's ready, we'll go with it," said the spokesman. He said the en gine now is saying, "Good fuel economy, but bad emissions." In a statement, GM Presidenl Edward Cole blamed tough 1977 limits on emissions of hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides for the delay. .He made no mention of the problem of meeting 1975 standards, which was con firmed later by a GM official. "We are not sure the stand ards can be achieved even wit' current production engines,' Cole said. "It makes it espe cially impractical to put int production any new engine tha doesn't presently have the pc tential ards." to meet those stand Cola, the chief proponent of le rotary at GM, is retiring ext Monday, leaving its corpo ate sponsorship in at least ome doubt JM officials .said, however, lat.'there are no plans to slow of the en that tooling l remain in Divi- own development ;ine and stressed or the rotary "wi ilacc." Last week a ;ion executive would - fake Chevrolet said the 86,000 rotary- or valves, and is ighter and less equipped Vegas in -1975, and vould deliver the car to federal authorities for emission certification this week. The rotary engine uses a .riangular piston system rotat- ng inside a figure-8 combustion chamber. It has no camshaft considerably complicated ;han the conventional engine ased by all auto makers except Mazda. For three years the rotary has been available in the United States from Mazda, a Japanese import which saw its sales slump dramatically last winter after indications the engine was poor in fuel economy. A Mazda official said Tuesday that GM's announcement probably hurt Mazda sales, but indicated the firm envisioned no similar problems in meeting emission standards when its 1075 models debut in January. - Highway Commission Approves Projects LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The slali; Highway. Commission approved eight betterment projects Tuesday. Estimated cost of the projects is about $1,152^600. The 'projects, by 'county and cslinialed;costs: ': . . ' /ASHLEY, --·'Resurfacing 7.79 miles of U.S. 82 from Crossett west, $247,000.'·· ·: ' ' BENTON --'.Widening, .leveling, strengthening and surfacing on 5.4 miles of Arkansas 102 from, the Arkansas 71 bypass in Bentonville east to Arkansas 94 at Rogers, $214,000. , CROSS -- Grading, widening and.surfacing on 11.4 miles of Arkansas 75 and Arkansas 42 from-U.S. 64 to Twist, $392,900. GRANT -- Repairing slunil- rters on 11.84 miles of Arkansas 190 from Arkansas 35 to (he Jefferson County line and in c County on Arkansas 15 U.S. 70 lo Furlow. $0,500. USDA Plans Show To Correct Consumers'Distorted View ron i HOT SPRING -- Widening'a GO-foot bridge on Arkansas 128 it Sanders Creek, $6,400. JACKSON -- Grading, construction of minor drainage structures and surfacing on .85 mile of Arkansas IB Spur from Arkansas 980 north to Arkansas 18, $36,000. JEFFERSON -- Resurfacing 3,3 miles of sections of U.S. 79 Humphrey $235,300. to Stuttgart, WHITE -- Grading, construction of drainage structures and surfacing, on .8 mile : 'of Arkansas 36 between West Point and Georgetown, $14,000. The commission also authorized surveys and plans as funds become available. Those projects, by county and csliinaled cost: HOWARD -- Reconstructing 1.9 m:Ics of Arkansas 27 and Arkansas 4 on new location in accordance with the Nashville Pine Bluff May Lose Federal Funds For Park b y p a s s $1,140.000. feasibility study, CRAWFORD - Reconstructing .7 mile of Arkansas 1G2 from Arkansas 64 east on Kib ler Road, $225,000. HEMPSTEAD -- Reconstructing 8.8 miles of Arkansas 4, partially on new location. from Interstate 30 to Washing ton, $2.480,000. WASHINGTON (AP) -- ' The! Agriculture Department Is considering a traveling tent show lo tell consumers through displays, h y m n s ' o f thanksgiving and prayers by local clergymen that food prices are not high and that Americans never had it so.good. , , :. USDA sees the plan as a way to counteract what ils author calls "the distorted view" consumers are getting. Also, according to a draft obtained by Tha Associated Press, the project -- tentatively called American Food Forum -- would be designed as lever- ge in support of the Ford ad- nimslration. A draft of the plaii was sub lilted to Agriculture Secretary .larl L. Butz last month. The plan was designed by ileven Lainc, . a consultant to lulv! and newly designated di- eclor of public affairs for USDA. Laine's plan, outlined in a nemo to Butz, described the fo um as "a tent-type townhal iieeting which moves from ma or city to major city." lie saic tie first show should play with 30 days because "timing if essenlial to establish a beltei mage for the department." Objeclives lisled included: --"Cummuni.cale lo citizen: n major metro markets th acts about today's food situ dtion. why food is a bigger .bar gain here than anywhere in lh' world. --'To give citizens an opuor tunily to ask (jucslions am voice complaints,. thus giviiii useful feedback to USDA. --"To inslill in the public · greater confidence in Ihe de partment, to strengthen the de partmenl's credibility. Laine's memo said the them would be "America's Food an Farm Heritage -- A Prevue o the Bicentennial." The memo also said it waul be appropriate to set the them wily by using an "audio-vls- il display telling about the ounlry's food and farm history om the first Thanksgiving of ic Pilgrims to this fall's har- cst. "For maximum emotional mpact, all audio will be musi- al rather than verbal, ranging ·om a hymn of thanksgiving S'tlie Pilgrims bow heads over icir first .harvest to 'America ic Beautiful as the best of lis year's crop stands for liar cst,'.' the memo said. '· The plan then calls to ra town- lall meeting -and panel dis- ussion involving a local con- umcr adOocalc, local media eprescnlalivcs, two USDA pokesmcn and a moderntoi rom the .department. At the close, the plan calls or "a prayer by two local clergy and singing of America the Beautiful." Elvis Makes New Fan By Buying New Cars MEMPHIS, Temi. (AP) -- 1vis Presley's purchase of fiv lew Continental Mark IV's fo $60,000 has made a lifelong fai out of the man who collectcc he commission on the sale. The singer bought Ihe cars -n aqim, silver, red, black am blue -- on Saturday and drove one of them off. the lot on Sat irday night, said Haymoii' Surher, a salesman for Schill ng on Union, a local deal ership. "I recognized him the mini.il :ie came in the showroom and didn't realty have to do muc of a sales pitch because h pretty well knew what he wani ed." said the salesman. "I did suggest some coloi and he accepted at least two of my suggestions," Surber said. "I was already a fan, but I have to admit, I even like him more now Rain Moves Info Southern Plains kt' 'ciuiscd flooding ·$ /esi , Texas spread · back ; tywa'rp, 10 'est In 1 , that, state today*;, j'V; More 'than Sc-lnches ofji.ra'ln ; ' ' ell a ; t Wichita' iyFalls iicsday and I Fort. Wortti'^had Imost an inch. 'No hew areas f flooding were, ijeported. !',;:';';: ' The-bahd-of rain also' mov,ed astward into the ! southern iiis ahd, Lower Mississippi U e ; ' i ' / v . . . : ' . : , . ' . ; . Showers splashed over the !reat Lakes region, along the !ulf Coast and inlo Florida anil n. the southern Plateau. Thick fog developed in the iiounlains of South ' Centra ^lew Mexico, West Texas anc :oastal nvea of Southeast Skies were clear in northern ew England and ulong the Vliddlc Atlantic Coast, and rom the West Coast to the cen ral Plains and Upper Mis 5issippi Valley. Clouds coverec most areas from the eastern ireat Lakes through the South east, west to Missouri and tin southern Plains. Temperatures before dawn ranged from 2G at Houlton Maine, to 87 at Blythe, Calif. To Visit- Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -President Ford will come her next month to give "a boost t everyone running" on the GOP Licket in Oklahoma, Sen. Henr, L. Bellmon says. Bellmon, who is opposed fo rc : elcclion by former Demo cratic Congressman Ed Ed mondson of Muskogee, sai Tuesday that details for Ford visit are being worked out b his staff with the Oklahoma Re publican Committee and GO gubernatorial candidate Jim In hofe. He said Ford will visit OWa homa. Tennessee and Ohio o Oct. 22. Louisiana Political Clash BATON"- . YsubUe'.po)itlcaV;cltt5h'between : ov; ; Edwin' Edwair'dsyjarid' Sen. entielt Johnston"/;?over." 'the' vailablllty, of federal:fulids for north-ijputh: to 11 :r'o*d' In Louiana may'come tb a head next /eck; .''.v; 1 .^ 1 ' ; : : "'"ii!'';*k" · · ' · Edwards · said" Tuesday ' h e 'ill meet with the state's c'on- rcssional delegation'and f.eder- 1 highway.and budget officials lonijay, inprmng in Washington n an: effort to :"get the smoke leafed.''· · : - '"" '·'·*· · ; '-'-"I 'want to get everyone in ne room at one lime and as- erlnin once and for all what unds are available to this state rom the national government or a north-south road," Edvards said. In discussing the meeting-at oint news conference and cabl- et meeting. Edwards alluded o many conflicting statements ibout whether Louisiana can expect to use federal money foi toll road from Shreveport to .afayette. Tiie governor mentioned no names, but most of those statements have come from Ed vards himself 'and Johnston Jie man Edwards narrowly de 'eated for governor three years ago. Edwards repeatedly has de clare'd his intention to seek re election next year -and manj political observers see the rea Dossibility of another Edwards Johnston battle when Johnston comes up for re-election in three years. The governor has said 'on sev eral occasions he docs not be lievc the state will be able t use federal money for a lol road. Johnston has just as con sislenlly said lie believes lh federal funds are there for th taking. The question is complicate by new state legislation spec fying that federal money ca be accepted for a toll road onl if the funds would be in add eceivb olh'erwise.. ' r ^ : ! i : - . ' ·' Er|wards has suggested dW«r- rig rnflfe than. $300 million in' unds earmarked.! for,an inter-V tale loop around New Orleans o . ai!.''n;ee .' north-south , ,ex- ressway^on grounds the'New irleans^ro'ad will never be built · nyway·!;because of, objections.'.; roni chyirorimeplallsts. ' f · Noting that reporters will ,b« arrcd : , from ' Hie Washington. meeting," Edwards .said" .he would prefer that they' be ad- nitted .and made a point of aying he will hold a news con- ercnce immediately afterward n the presence of the Louisiana :ongresslonal delegation to explain what happened. "They will then have an opportunity lo either say, that's right governor or, no, that's not ·igtit, because I want to get the ssue settled once and for all,'' said Edwards. : Slate Highway Efforts Lauded LITTLE ROCK tAP) -- Ar- . iansas has been recognized as he lop ranking state in the percentage of interstate mileage completed and opened to trat- 'ic. The American Society of Civil Engineers presented a plaque :o the state Highway Commission Tuesday in recognition of Ihe accomplishment. State Highway Director Henry Gray said Arkansas had 508.5 miles or 97 per cent of ils 526-mile Interstate system open to traffic. Nationally, Gray said, only 84 per cent of (he 42,500-mile system is open. Gray said the state had construction under way on 12 miles or 2 per cent of the remaining unopened interstate and that engineering or right-of-way work was under way on 5.5 PINE BLUFF, Ark". (AP) -A proposed 1,145-acre park that M a o r Austin Franks once said Mayor Austin would be developed , into the , most outstanding park complex in the Southwest may lose its federal funding because city officials apparently acted illegally in removing dirt from the Syd Wilbanks of the Arkansas Planning Department said Tuesday he might recommend to the federal Bureau of Outdoor Recreation (BOR) that Pine Bluff receive no more federal funds to develop the park tite because of the city's actions. The city purchased the area to 1973. ' ..... Since then, development has not taken place and the city has hauled dirt away from, the site to .jfte : i'.used A J o r ' r various building'-'projects, including' the construction of a' parking lot for. the Southeast Arkansas Convention'^ Center. ' : The BQR provided:.: $1B7 ,000 toward ^the purchase. j-.df ' .the (and, am} addditional' bureau funds were assured 'for ' the park's future development. , The city ^announced on May 15 in a legal advertisement that it plantifejd : :to remove 50,000 cubic yardj'iof dirt from the park io use as fill for the convention center rpirking lot. The announcement was rn'ade'-Jiy, City Engineer T. J. Rowell.'Wno 'has. supervised the removal proc* «ss. °J'- · ' · · ' · · ' · .. : '. "'. Parks ",K Director .Vaughan Black artd m e Parks"'Cbmmis- sion we're' not advised · of. the park without notifying state and federal park officials. In defending the city's action, Rowell said the dirt near Ihe pond was not the type needed to fill in the parking lot area. Rowell said Tuesdday the newspapers had blown the issue out of proportion and he would not not discuss it further. He suggested that anyone who wanted to see if dirt was being hauled away from the unspecified area could "go down there and see for yourself." He said his work crews would "continue to move dirt from the designated area." Rowell suggested that inquiries into the controversy be directed to the mayor's office. "If they tell me to give you information, I'll give it to you," he said. Mrs. Petty Raps Mills For Heavy Bureaucracy - ' LITTLE ;RO'CK (AF) -- Congressional candidate Judy Petty of Little Rock took her opponent,'Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark.V-tp' task Tuesday for allegedly- ^helping to create a "wasteful, burdensome govern ment '-bureaucracy." Mrs;"' -Petty, ,a said Irresponsible Republican, government city's pi ah' to re move ·: thet di rt and learned of the decision through/the advertisement. ;' Charles ~ ; .0row, head,- of.. the state Planning Department, notified Franks on May 21 that the plan must having the sup: port of the department and the BOR before any dirt was removed. 1 Franks' later notified the department that the city in- ; tended to remove the dirt from an area next to a small pond at the south end of' the park, · which would enlarge the pond, and the plan was approved by both agencies. However, the city removed dirt from another area of the Improvements Okayed For Seven Cities LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The slate Highway Commission approved on Tuesday highway improvements in seven cities as part of the Federal Aid Urban System. . The Federal Highway Acts ot 1970 and 1973 established the system, allocating federal funds for highway projects in urban areas of more than 5,0000 population. The acts require cities to pay 30 per cent of the cost of the projects. '. The approved projects, by city and estimated cost: RUSSELLVILLE -- Construction of a Main Street connection on a new location from Arkansas Avenue to Knoxville Avenue, about .8 mile, including a grade separation over the Missouri Pacific tracks, $2,100,0000. OSCEOLA -- Improvements to Cherry Drive from Arkansas spending was the major reason she decided to make the race. "Examples exist by the thousands," Mrs. Petty said, citing a $21,000 .federally funded study of house sparrows as one example. Mills has said such studies have been included in · lump sum requests for the Smithsonian Institution. Mrs. Petty said that for VHlls, chairman of the tax-writ- ng House Ways and Means Committee and "keeper of the nation's purse strings," to seek re-eleclipn was like saying, "We failed, but let us conlin- e." Mrs. Petty was addressing the Central Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Accountants. 140 to Arkansas 119, $80,000. CAMDEN -- Construction ol bridge · and . approaches for Two Bayor Creek on Cash idge Bayi Road, $230,00000. MAGNOLIA -- Improvement of Colombia Street between lion to what Louisiana would miles or 1 per cent. stereo component sale Save 40 95 Reg. 199.95, Sale $159. JCPenney AM/FM ptiono with 8 track play and record. AM/FM^FM stereo tuner with FM stereo Indicator light, BSR changer. 8 track features Automatic stop jight, channel indicator lights, restart button. Two 6" round speakers. 2 microphones included. Irish Envoy Sees Quiet Revolution FORT SMITH, Ark. AP) John G. Molloy, Irish ambassador to the United' States, said Tuesday a "quiet revolution in the industrial and economic fields" of his country has increased Ireland's exports to $2.3 billion. Molloy is in Arkansas to participate in the "Ireland Fortnight," a $200,000 promotion by the Boston Store. Until the 1930s, Molloy said, most of Ireland's exports were agricultural. Because of the decrease in population and poor economic conditions, he said.'the country was faced wilh a situation in which "we must export or die." Molloy said the population in Ireland showed an increase of 3 per cent in a recent census. That gain, he said, was not much, but it was the first since the middle 19th century when the disastrous famine killed so many. Stereo sale. Save 30 95 to $ 60 on our 8 track component systems. North -Jackson Road, $1:0,000. and Dudncy SEARCY -- Improvement of Benton Street from Arkasas 320 to Hastings Street, $140,000. NEWPORT -- Improving .3 mile of 'Park Road from U.S. 67 west, $75,000. BATESVILLR - Constructing turning ' radius improvements it various intersections «o Witfr Street, Main Street, CoDeg« Street, Avenue acd Boswell Jackie Appointed NEW YORK CAP) -- Jacqueline Qnassis has been appointed a director of the financially pressed 'Lambs club. She is only the second woman member in the century-old theatrical group. The. first fcmalo member of the 'Lambs was .Mrs. Theodore Newhouse, wife of the associale publisher of Newhouse Newspapers. -She was inducted as honorary chairman last month after having pledged $25,000 to jthe club, Save 50,95 Reg. 239.95, Sale $189. JCPenney AM/FM phono with 8 track play record produces 4 channel matrix sound with Ihe addition of 2 speakers. AM/FM stereo tuner. BSR changer. TV/0 speakers, each with an 8" woofer, a 3" tweeter. Two microphones included. Save 60.95 Reg. 359.95, Sale $299. JCPenney deluxe AM/FM phono with 8 track play'and : record, Solid state chassis. BSR changer. Record indicator meter.Two speakers, each with a 6!4" woofer, 2'-4" tweeter. Includes one microphone. . Save 30.95 vhj-. 159.95^5ale $V». JCPenpe/AM/FM "phono withS track playvFM stereo Indicator light, manual and automatic channef selector, BSR changer. Two 4"x6" oval speakers, _. 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