Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 26, 1974 · Page 3
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 3

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Thursday, September 26, 1974
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Building On 120 Years Tradition Shimer College To Remain Open Another Year MOUNT CARROL, 111. (AP) -- Shimer College announced last year that a decrease in enrollment was forcing it to close the books on 120 years' tradition. It had lost 30 students. But a clamor from students, faculty and alumni and $300,000 in donations forced trustees to take another look. So, a new Doctor Dies SEATTLE (AP) -- Dr. Robert S.-Evans, 62, one of the senior faculty members at the University of Washington School of Medicine, died on Wednesday. He also was chief of medicine at Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital until he retired July 31. Poor's Mother Dies NEW YORK .(AP) -- Lillian Paar, mother of entertainer Jack Paar, died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack at Paar's home in New Caanan Conn. academic year has started for] he liny liberal arts school mown for its emphasis on classic literature and innovative teaching programs. "We're so small that we didn't need millions to save it," said Ralph Hough, executive assistant to Shimer President Esther G. Weinslein. "Now our .biggest problem is convincing people that we're not dead. There was a lot of publicity when we decided to close, but no one's said any thing about our staying open." The school, which opened in September 1853, was slated to close Dec. 31, 1973. Students, parents and alumni donated the money; adminis trators pared budgets and the registrar launched a direct- mail recruitment campaign. "We had two $25,000 donations, but most of the money came In small gifts -- $5, $10, a few $10D donations," said Hough. Fall enrollment climbed back to about 200, and the doors to the 16 aging buildings on the 40- acre campus stayed open. "For a school of 1,000 students, losing 30 isn't a big :hing." Hough said. "But here it was a disaster." Officials hope the recruitment program will soon boost enrollment to about 400. The school boasts a one-to- nine faculty-student ratio, and offers little in. the way of voca tional majors, popular at larger schools. It pioneered early entrance programs for bright students To graduate, a student must pass comprehensive exam inations regardless of class credit 1 compiled in his studies. Many students major in gen eral education. Others follow prelaw and premedical courses Shimer is still not out of tin woods, but it's no longer under the gun. "We're no Harvard yet -- fi nanclally at least, but everyone decided (Shimer) was too valu able to let it vanish," said Hough. Nearly Home Unit Is Closed Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Tfiuri., Sept. 26, 1974 FAVETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Acting President University of Texas Chancellor C h a r l e s LeMalsfre Wednesday announced the appointment of Dr. Lorene L. Rogers as president ad Inter- im of University of Texas at Austin, following the removal of President Stephen H. Spurr on Tuesday. (AP Wirephoto) LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- After roviding a temporary home or 300 young men from 38 tales and six foreign countries, '.'ciirly Home has been closed permanently because of a lank of operating funds. Bill Prucssing, the founder and director of the 3-year-old shelter for men 17-21, said Wednesday that inflation had slowed contributions and that it was decided to close the home now rather than to try to struggle along another month or two. "The reason for doing it now that we didn't want to get the boys enrolled in school only to have them have to change schools in the middle of the term." Pruessing said. The . six youths at Nearly Home when it was closed were sent home or back to the stitulions that referred them to Nearly Home. Nearly Home was for youths who had never been in trouble with the law. Its motto was "Let's keep the good guy., good." Coon Invokes Name Of Faubus LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Ken Coon of Conway, the Republican nominee for governor, has invoked the name of former Gov. Orva! E. Faubus against lis Democratic opponent, David II. Pryor of Little Rock. Coon's campaign headquarters is mailing to newspapers reprints of interviews with Democratic politicians by Republican Gene Wirges, editor of the weekly Morrilton Democrat. The first mailing was of a lengthy interview with Faubus who lost to Pryor in the Demo cratic primary. Faubus repeated his charges that Pryor had been handpicked by some of Faubus' ok supporters, whom he callec "the governor-makers." A spokesman for Coon, Larry Mack, said the Faubus article was sent to about 20 newspapers. Highway Costs LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Highway Director Henry Gray said Wednesday that highway construction costs increased 82.B4 per cent in the first, six months of 1974 compared with the first six months of 1973. Gray said that meant the Highway Department spent $1.82 in the first six months of 1974 to buy what $1 bought a year ago. The cost trends were prepared by H. R. Holland, offica engineer. 51/4% 7V Z % We have a savings program and interest rate to meet your needs. Foyetteville Savings Loan Association 201 N. East Avenue State Election Commission Solves Stone County Dispute LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The state Election Commission resolved a Stone County dispute Wednesday over the naming of a third member to the county's Election Commission. The state commission sided with a group that included several elected Stone County officials and some members' of the county's Democratic Committee by naming Vaughn R. Brewer of Mountain p View as the third member of the county commission. The state com mission chose Brewer over John D. Crouch of Shirley, the choice of other members of the county Demo cratic Committee and of John K. Taylor of Mountain View, committee chairman. Charles,- Rosa of Mountain View 'Objected when Secretary of State Kellj* Bryant read, a letter · from ' Taylor, saying Crouch was the first choice of the Stone County Democratic Committee. Rosa said Taylor had not called a meeting of the county committee to choose the third member. He said some members of the county committee were supporting Joe A. Stewart of Mountain View as' the third member, and he asked the state commission to choose Stewart. Rosa was supported by Stone County Judge Earl . Storey, county Treasurer Sidney Wallace, county Assessor Gail Wofxlard and Mayor Lena Ack erman of Mountain View. Bryant said he had receivec two petitions from members o! the Stone County Democratic Committee. One supported Crouch as first choice and the other supported Stewart as first choice. Each petition listed four other nominees, and each ha( 17 signatures. The county Democratic Committee has 27 members. After comparing the petitions against the list of commitee members, Gov. Dale Bumpers said it appeared that 14 com mittee members had signec Stewart's petition and 16 hac signed Crouch's petition. Somi names appeared on both peti lions, he said. Bumpers said the law did no say specifically that the county committee had to meet ti choose the third member, si apparently the committee couli make its choice known by peli tion. Tucker said that whether Today In History By Th« Associated Press Today is Thursday, Sept. 26 the 2S9th day of 1974. On this date: in 1809, Turkey was defeatei by the Russians at the Battle o Brailoff in Russia. In 1815, the Holy Alliance wa formed by Russia, Austria am Prussia. In 1907, New Zealand becam a self-governing dominion with In the British Commonwealth. In 1915, the U.S. Federa Trade Commission was eslab lished. . In 1918, In World War I, the Allies launched an offensive that broke the Germans' Hindenburg Line. ounty committee met was a actual question. Lt. Gov. Bob Riley moved hat the commission disregard ·mth the petitions. That motion arried on a voice vote. Riley len moved that the commis- ion name Stewart as the third member. Tucker said the choice of tewart might raise a con- titutional question. Rosa had dentified Stewart as the princi- al of Mountain View Elementary School. Tucker said lore might be a question ,'hether a public school em- doye could serve as an election fficial. In school elections, the chool 'employe would be acting n regard to candidates for the chool board who would I'je. his uperiors, Tucker said. Bump- rs agreed that Tucker had a [ood point. Riley, state Auditor Jimmie 'Red" Jones and Bryant voted o name Stewart, The other c o m m i s s i o n members ab- tained. Bumpers ruled that the motion failed because five otes, a majority of the nine- nem'ber , commission, were leeded. Riley then moved for the se- ection of Brewer, the second name on the Stewart list. That notion carried with Bumpers, liley, Jones, Bryant and Mack McLarty, chairman of the state democratic party, voting for it. Tucker and state Sen. Jim ialdwell of Rogers, chairman of the state Republican party, abstained. The other two com- nissioners, state Treasurer Jancy Hall and Land Commissioner Sam Jones, were absent. Read ft Sept. 29ft in SWIFTS Arm and Leg Language: Does Our 'Tody language" Really Give Us Away? True or False? Individuals tfko of ten-touch other people- putting their hands on their arms or shoulders, patting tltem on the back--usually lack tetl-esteem, People Quiz examines body language this week in FAMILY WEEKLY. Six true or false questions will tell you a lot about yourself and yourchar- acter based on your own body language. Odds and Ends: What IB The World! "He} u JiigUjf intelligent and very political minded. Be thinks the Presidency mould be a step dam. from being Hugh Befner." This week, our popular column What in the World! takes a- took at baseball star Brooks Robinson,, a new outdoor tent designed to withstand lightning and some thoughts from Hugh Hefner's steady date. Barbie Benton. And yoa'U learn wtob how old in Birthdays. In your copy of the NortipoMt ArluuiM5 JCtot* LINETT LTD. SUITS In a class by themselves, LineH Ltd. suits for the Boston Store, Fall 1974. The elegance of wool blends with subtle plaids and checks to make a classic look for the new season. Regulars and Longs. 175.00 RESILIO NECKWEAR To compliment your fall fashion wardrobe, choose a Resilio cravat in one of many beautiful designs and colors. 7.50-10.00 ARROW SHIRT A new shape of shirt, BRIGADE by ARROW. Featuring strategic back darts. Available in an array of exclusive fabrics, very carefully cut. 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