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September 26, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

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Louisiana Alligators Said Threat To Other Wildlife NEW ORLEANS (AP) Louisiana's alligator population is estimated at more than 300,000, increasing and becoming a worsening threat to other wildlife. Allen Ensminger, chief of the refuge division for the Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Commission, says 50,000 could be hunled and killed each year without affecting population. the growing But they cannot be killed, he said, "because some ccojogy nuts in Connecticut and California were able to force through Congress last year a bill mak- Ledbetter Named LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Slate Rep. Cal Ledbetter of Little Hock has been named to the executive committee of a new national legislative organizatioi composed of state legislators and their, staff. The first meeting of the exec utive committee of the Nationa Conference of Stale Legisla tures was held recently in At lanta. ing alligators an endangered pecies." "Something has got to be Jonc," he warned. "Over in Cameron, Vermilion (parishes), here are some 25.000 to 30.000 jlligalors on private fur refuge ands. The 'gators are destroy ing fur-bearing animals. "Landowners threaten thai unless there is controlled har vest of the 'gators to balance the population, they are going .0 close their eyes to the de struclion of the 'gators to pro tect their other interests. You can't blame them." Esminger said a full-grown 400-pound alligator consumes 4 to 70 pounds * of food--frogs fish, corn, baby calves, deer- week. The state arranged a con trolled alligator hunting seaso in September last year. Abou 3,00tt were taken and sold fo $271,000, an average of $100 hide. Esminger estimates Lou siana trappers could earn $4 million a year from the hides hunting were legal. Louisiana has asked that a ligators be taken oft the endan gered species list. Florida Sinkhole Devours Rig BROOKVILLE, Fla. CAP) -You can't imagine how help ess you feel," said a workman tier the earth caved in around him, devouring $100,000 worth t equipment. Including a 36- oot drilling rig. Bob Putnaf was one of three men drilling a .test well for wa er when suddenly a gigantic 300-fool-wide sinkhole openec up in the sand hills near this Central Florida community las 1 week. Within 10 minutes, the cavern had swallowed everything bu ;he men and their little Jeep. As the ground began to crac! and rumble, they hopped int Ihe rough terrain vehicle, leav ing the doors open for a quic escape. ' But Hie Jeep lost traclio when the pitch became to steep to quickly engage th front wheel drive hubs. Th men jumped but and kicked th hubs to get going again, "I can't begin to describe th feeling," Phil Parrish sai afterwards. He was operatin the drilling rig when he felt th ground begin to split apart. The pit was 300 feet wide ea 1 ly today and still growing, ai orlhwesl Arkansas TIMES, Thurj., Sept. 26, 1974 AYKTTtVILLE,'ARKANSAS orllles said. 'I've never seen anything e it," said Hernando County erlff's deputy Lonnic Coburn. e said the hole was at least 0 feet deep. "In 10 minutes both trucks ere out of sight. So was the pumps, pipes, bits and hand tools," Coburn said. Next the hole started sucking In pine trees that doited Iho palmetto-scrub region. Sinkholes, which dot central Florida, are oflen caused when the roof of an underground H- mcstone cavern gives way. HAVE YOU WRITTEN A BOOK? The field editor of a well-known New York subsidy publishing firm will be in Fayetteville in November. He will be interviewing local authors in a quest for finished manuscripts suitable for book publication. All subjects will be considered, including fiction and non-fiction, poetry, ]uve- niles, religious books, etc. If you have completed a book-length manuscript (or nearly so) on any subject, and would like a professional appraisal {without cost or obligation), please write immediately describing your work and stating which part of the day (a.m. or p.m.) you would prefer for an appointment,. Hease mention your phone number. You will promptly receive a confirmation for a definite time and place. Authors with completed manuscripts unable to appear may send them directly to us for a free reading and evaluation We will also be glad to hear from those whose literary works are still in progress. Please address: Mr. John Carter CARLTON PRESS, INC. 84 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10011 Phone 212:243-8800 Toothbrush Gap David Brown, 6, doesn't l e t ed the gap by modifying his diananolis, Ind. {AP Wire- missing front teeth stop h Im toothbrush to fit the situation. photo) from brushing. He has liriilg- He is a first grader in In- · . River Navigation Extension In Oklahoma Said Too Cosily : OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -The U.S. Corps of Engineers has decided that a proposed extension' of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation Way to the Oklahoma City area Is economically infeasihle. Disclosure of _ this ruling came Wednesday night from Col. John G. Driskill, the corp Tulsa district engineer. ; It ended eight years 'of study by Army engineers and.'marked the second time in nine years 'the corps had pronounced the project unjustified. . , "There simply would not be enough savings on the projected traffic on the extension to justify expenditures for its construction," Driskell told a small audience-: at a meeting in the state Capitol. He stressed, however, that the study on plans to bring water for household consumption from southeastern Oklahoma to the central region of the state is continuing. "The water -conveyance sys tern is alive and well," Driskil said! "Our ."studies on that wil not 'be completed until fisca year 1976--late summer of nex year or early fall. Part of 'the water conveyance system now includes building a reservoir near Arcadia. Driskil said that-.reservoir, which had been part of the canal, ha been found justified by itscl but added the corps is trying t overcame "a water quaht. problem in connection with tha project/ The water would not b drinkable at this point, but w are working on that." He said the Army engineer decided extending the 'Arkansa River canal to Oklahoma Cit would not be feasible becaus yearly benefits from the water way would amount to only $11. million while yearly costs o building, operating, maintain ing and:paying interest for cor struction of the canal woul amount fo $61.6 million. The waterway connecting Ok lahoma City with the Gulf texico was first proposed in le mid-19405 by the late Okla- oma Sen. Robert S. Kerr: Actual .planning of the system fhicti uses the Arkansas River connect Tulsa, Muskogee, prt Smith, Ark., and Little ock; Ark., with the Gulf did ot begin until 1956. At that me plans called (or Oklahoma ity- to be a part, of the canal. But in 19D5 the corps rulec he Central Oklahoma .project vas economically infeasihle. Dklahoma congressmen per- uaded the Congress to allocate unds to the corps to restudy lie project in 1966, and tha lu(ty now is finished. 5$ Processed In Amnesty Program - CAMP ATTERBUKY, . Ind. (AP) -- Fifty-nine deserters lave been processed at Camp Atterbury under President Ford's conditional amnesty program, · an Army spokesman re ports. The spokesman said the men had been processed, given un desirable discharges and released from the camp by Wednesday. They were in- formed'of the length of alternative seryice they would have to serve and were told to report to Selective Service centers near their homes for specific assignments, the spokesman added. Inaugural Medal This is the design of the official medal commemorating the inauguration of Gerald R. Ford as Hie 38lh President released Wednesday by Senator JHark 0. Hatfich!, R- Ore., chairman of a special inaugural medal committee. Haffield said the medals will be struck in gold vermeil, silver proof, antique silver and antique bronze. (AP Wirephoto) 1922-1974 · AT YOUR STERLING STORE Evelyn Hills Shopping Center SAVE! Your Choice Of These 10-Gal. Aquarium Tanks With Stainless Steel Frame Or All-Glass Sides Plus Starter Kit With Heater FOR COMPLETE TANK KIT AS SHOWN · Starter Kft Contain* Filter, Pump, Charcoal, Fitter Fibre, Thermomotsr, Air KOM and Automatic Aquarium Haator USE OUR LAYAWAY JCPenney E. O. M. clearance (END OF MONTH) GIRLS CLEARANCE ITEMS GIRLS' DRESSES Asorted back to school styles, sizes 4-6x, 7-14 . . . . 2 for $5 LONG SLEEVE BODYSHIRT 1.44 Asorted colors and patterns, sizes small, mecf., large. 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