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SECTION B FAYETTEVILU, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1974 H. /. Downs And Links Revisited They closed out the 1974 quarterhorse racing .season at McCulloch's H. I. Downs, over on Holiday island,''last week and the, windiip was a doozy. Featured : racc was the Holiday Island Charity: Stakes for a purse of $13,700 with a field of eight three-year olds and up, with speed index of 93 ana lower. The feature race attracted a crowd of 500-GOO fans. Moon Gap, an Oklahoma horse owned by Carl Pettigrcw, was touted to be the fastest horse in the field, hut half a dozen other horses had their enthusiastic coterie' of backers, too. When the 400-yard race was run, though, the Gap was about a length ahead-and mbyin' on out, to the obvious delight of at least one Fayetteville gentleman who drove over just for that event. When the "official" results were announced I noticed the local gentleman accepting $20 "donations" by the h a n d f u l from assorted followers of the sport. Bettirig is illegal, of course, but a friendly wager or two sort of goes with the testing of a quarterhorse's mettle. THE TRACK' at H. I. Downs is new, and a gem of a facility, with s m a l l hut adequate stands, an official's box, and a photo tower. There are stables, but most of the horses are trailered over for .race day, f r o m Northwest Arkansas, s o u t h e r n Missouri, a n d Oklahoma. The racing season, which fends to run year-round, moves from H. I: Downs to Sallisaw for the balance of this year. A great deal ,'of .interest in quarterhorses, .hereabouts, is evidenced by the quality of horses at a meet such as the one at H. I. Downs (and at O z a r k s Downs, east of Springdale, while that facility was still In operation). Last week's featured stakes race at H. I. Downs was about as good a race as you'll see this side of top events surrounding the All-America'n'Fu t u r i t y a t Ruidoso Downs, N.M., a : spot, Jncidently, not too unfamiliar to a good many Arkansas breeders and trainers. Calcutta Deck, owned by Bill Smith of Pea Ridge, for instance, made it to the finals in the AII-American Futurity a year ago, and the Deck was in the field at Holiday Island last week. Yet another horse in the starting gates, .Go Fantasy Go, was sired by Go Man Go, one of the [our. or five top Law Students Learn Job's Practical Side By DORRIS IIENDR1CKSON I funded with cities and the state TIM ft; SHatt Writ at* ' nrnirirlmtf nnminal flindc TIMES Staff Writer "The book learning is great, but it is the experience that counts," University of Arkansas law students who are participating in an intern program which gives them practical experience say. Now in its second year, the program is basically federally providing nominal funds. Purpose of the program is to give second and third year law students an opportunity for practical experience to supplement classroom work. This summer . 27 students worked in the offices of prosecuting attorneys, circuit judges and public defenders throughput the state. Each student, w o r k i n g full time, received $500 per month with 90 to 95 per cent of the salary provided by a $70,000 grant by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. Under rule 12 of the Arkansas Supreme Court, students with four full semesters- 1 'of'Maw schooling may.practice-in some courts under supervision o f ' l i censed attorneys. New Ramay FHA Officers New officers of the Ramay Junior High School chapter of t h e Future Hooncmakcrs of America are, seated left to right, Debbie Sanders, first vice president, and T r e 11 a Yates, president. Standing from the lett are Julie Johnson, second vice president; Julie Finch, parliamentarian; Nita Orr, secretary; Linda Lane, reporter; Darlene West, treasurer; and Cindy Allred, historian. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) City To Help Haul Away Extra Trash quarterhorse today. sires standing Jim Quiggle," racing director and director of operations at Holiday Island, says racing will . he as good or better next year. It is a sport that needs a good . home in NWA and maybe this time it has a permanent one. WHILE ON HAND for the races, I had a chance to visit again with Steve Taliaferro, who r u n s a gemlike nine-hole golf course at Holiday Island. This time I got the clubs out and toured the course, (setting no records along the way). The course, in spite of the rough edges that any new golf layout has, is well worth a visit. By racing time next season it will provide the other end of a double-header w e e k e n d o f recreation that will be hard to top. Excellent condition of the course is pretty much the product of work by Its young m a n a g e r , Taliaferro, w h o comes from San Angelo, Tex. He has the finest stand of hy- . brid Bermuda on his tees in the state, and about the finest putting Bermuda greens .I've seen. Most amazing, is the lush grass cover on the fairways. There are still rocks, galore, and the golfer who goes prospecting loo deep into the turf will wind up with scars on his mashie niblick^ But the cover of grass on fairways is almost 100 per cent, deep, and remarkably well matted for so little course maturity. It doesn't do, I might say, to get out of the fairway,! for the rough is like playing through, the Ozark National Forest Wolf Pen. down around The secret to the.remarkable stand of Bermuda, according to Taliaferro, has been a strong fertilizer and water program, plus a good growing summer. The course has been fertilized four times this year. The II. I. putting green, inci- denlly, is a curiosity; It is bent grass, planted in sand on a plastic sheet base, contoured for automatic drainage. The results are deep root structure, density, and a firm base no matter how much it is watered. The drainage factor, in addition, prevents oyerwatering and consequent souring of the soil. The system is adapted from a technique developed by Purdue U. whereby football turf can be grown and maintained through the winter (heating 'coils keep the grass growing and ice and now free throughout the grid season) which is cheaper and more satisfactory, in many ways, than artificial turf. Quite a deal. Those Fayetteville residents who are trying to do some clean up work around their property before the city steps in may lie interested in a reminder-thai the sanitation department is willing to help with the project by carting off at least some of the debris collected. As a bonus to residential customers along the regular sanitation routes, most domestic debris will be hauled away by the city at no extra cost, according to Wally Brt, city sanitation superintendent. Trash placed by the curb will be collected as Sanitation Department employes make their regular rounds, Brt said. "We will pick up grass clippings, leaves, limbs in two-foot lengths or less, cans, bottles, etc., as long as they are in containers." No construction debris or metal will be collected, Brt said, because those items cannot be landled in the regular trash trucks. The time is near, Brt noted 'or the annual collection ol leaves. The city no longer operates the leaf vacuum, and all leaves must be placed in plastic ba'gs or othe containers. LEAF SCHEDULE Leaf pickup will have priority for "the next few weeks, Brt said, since leaves placed in perishable containers c a n become scattered in a rainstorm, wash down gutters and clog the gutters and storm sewer system. Brt warned that immediate pickups may not be made foi the next few weeks because o the vast amount of leaves anc other debris collected at this time of year. "With the leaves a n d other stuff from fall house cleanin; and the current drive to ge the city in spic and span order, sanitation employes may not gc to the extra debris the day i is put out," lie said. .. . Brt said that tree limbs mus be cut into lengths no longer than two feet since longer ones will not fit into the trucks. Me tal objects other than tin cans also damage the vehicles, he said. Fayetteville has 12 residentia trash trucks operated by 2 men which cover the city twice each week. Sanitation employe Area Schoolmasters Schedule Meeting Dean Hudson, president-elec of the Arkansas Educatio Association, will discuss th Arkansas Education Associatto legislative program when th N o r t h w e s t A r k a n s a Schoolmasters Club meets a 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7. The session will be held i ; room 417 of the Student Unio building on the University o ) Arkansas campus. Dr. Be Winborne of Fayetteville wi i be chairman. 1 Reservations must be mad f by noon Oct. 4 with J. R Kennan at 442-4521 or Be Stephens at 273-5526. must collect the cu addition to ma arbage pickups. Building'debris a e disposed of by t irt said, either by o the city's lar mploying one of auling companys Most other th arge items that t ot handle, will Â·rt said. City Manager D jirji iiiiiii ii.ii:ii : .ii!jn :in: si' n i M/vir I /vULli == By JACK VIA TIMES Staff Hot checks cont major problem p essmen, police ai n most cases, usinessman has ilame but hime heck is returned lent funds. It usually works jusinessman, whe a returned check, o contact the per irm the check. 1 annot be contact o pay, the busi wear out a wa rrest. This forces the losition of taking jusinessman's bus not to mention amount of time lolice trying to tr iffender on what nformation is fur businessman, who reluctant to ask cation for fear of If a busine require identifies! it only follows tha expect the police .track down the same day that t ssucd, but they On many occasior Businessmen com Department or K angry because a 1 been arrested ar recovered when t mation available ESPECIALLY f police are the pe accept check afte same person checking to see "bounced." The c .imes ruled on c Business has tak checks from a p been convicted ( case brought by ness. There are man hot check offe always be prose biggest reason is identification, the a better chance any money lost check. Several tips fo man are now off and you'll save r !. ALWAYS G address, phone n ver's license nu or by things, except has urged cooperation of all citizens with city employes in getting the residential;areas-of the city neat and clean. "We don't want to have to envoke the city's ordinance and force people "to "comply," he said. Grimes added that city employees are out in force cleaning up city owned property, street rights-of-way and parks, in an effort to inspire residents to do their part. They may prosecute cases in Juvenile and Municipal Courts and may serve as il c f e n s e lawyers in the case of indigenls They also do research, prepare informations, gather witnesses, take depositions and in general do much of the leg work for their supervisors. THREE EMPLOYED Last year Washington County Prosecutor Mahlon Gibson used two law students and this year three are employed in his office for a work-week of 20 hours each. For their service they are paid $250 per month. Â· Both Gibson and Deputy Prosecutor Ron McCann praise the project highly, saying that the use of the students keeps the county from having to hire a second full-time deputy prose cutor. M c C a n n w a s especially hearty in his praise of the system since he supervises the interns in Municipal and Juvenile Court cases. "Some days we may have six or seven cases in Municipal Court," he said. "That would be almost impossible for me to handle, but with the students we can spread the load around and no one has too mucn to do." Gibson said the use of the students probably saves the county between $15,000 and $20,000 a year in salary alone plus the cost of extra office space end clerical help which would be necessary if a second deputy prosecutor had to be hired. PRACTICAL TRAINING The goal of law school, according to admissions director Steve Clark, is to give all stu dent practical training prior to their admission to the state bar The current program deals only with prosecuting attorneys public defenders and circuit judges, b u t ' the law school would like to see the program expanded to include local at tor n ,^Â£ al a ' torn eys employ a number of law students on a private basis, but there is no assistance with their salaries and some students must obtain these jobs on their own Officials who might use the students are contacted bv Â·Â· LAW INTERN ARLEN WOODRUFF works in prosecuting attorney Mahlon Gibson's office notice is sent to qualified s'tu- . "We make r f th S d " t every effort to s to f l ] e desire Â° with whonl tne ' e w Â° rki "g." Clark said. added ' the . facul'.y u-' ' c u . y which is able to recommend the student to the official, can send only a m i n i m u m number of students for personal interviews OTHERS EMPLOYED In addition to the three students employed in the prosecutor's office this semester, one is being used by Circuit Judge Maupin C u m m i n g s a n d another is being used by Circuit Judge William Entield of Bentonville. During . the summer two student interns were employed by the Washington County Public Defender's office. "The whole idea of the program," Clark said," is to give students practical experience: and officials help at little cost." Gibson said his office plans to continue using the students as long as the University makes them available. It is a big move in legal education, he said, to give students some type of practical experience before they graduate. "It also helps make better lawyers d o w n t h e Gibson concluded. r - -.. Clark said the University idemic standing. rates the program highly and added, "we're very proud of the program and delighted to have it." PROGRAM SUCCESSFUL Based on reports from officials who have used the students the program is we]I received by proseculors, public defenders and judges, Clark added. Students do the work on their own time a n d . no academic credit is given, Clark said, although a study is being made to determine possible credit at a later date. Students participating in the.be program are expected to keep!here." r o a d , " I u p with their classwork and maintain a satisfactory aca- With the addition of the'third intern .to the prosecutor's staff this fall, Gibson said he plans to do some more crime prevention work by devoting more lime to groups and schools. "The place to stop crime is before it happens," Gibson said, adding that he had hoped to be able fo do more in the prevention field prior to now, but that with the heavy caseload in the two-man offica it had been impossible. "The program is a lifesavec ,for our office," McCann adderC ! Without those law students we'd a terrible -fix around however, the no one to self when a when he received warrant for his the great for identifi- osing a sale, sman can't violator the unicipal Court without even ; if 'one ' has on a previous of recovering over a ho equire more than one piece of dentification, such as a driver's cense, student ID, business ID ard or credit cards. WRITE 'HE NUMBERS ON THE :iIECK, don't just look at iem. Compare the information ound on the various pieces of dentification for general things ueh as height, weight, color E eyes and address. times clerks and are bashful about For Tuesday Meeting City's Board Agenda Sparse Many ashlers .sking for identification. Make hem do it anyway. A customer vho is honest generally will not nind being asked to produce he information and it makes veryone's Job that much ;3sier. . : ' 2. Never accept: out of state .hecks. Except in felony cases, lolice cannot extradite persons n o t h e r states on check harges. 3. Do not accept two-party :hecks. Acceptance of such ihecks is a civil matter and iota criminal.offense. , 4; BE CAREFUL of out-of- area checks. If a student wants o cash one, ask to see his stu- |ent ID card and write the number on the check. 5. Never accept counter checks. They contain no infor- rha'tion at all about account numbers, addresses, etc. Accept only personalized checks. 6. Never accept "hold" checks. Such a check amounts to no more than an "IOU" and, as such, cannot be prosecuted under the law. 7. Keep a file or a list on everyone who has given you a lot check and don't allow them :o write you another one. "One of the most ideal systems for check cashing procedures," says Fayetteville Police Chief Hollis Spencer, "is the one at K-Mart. Therer if you want to use a check to pay for purchases, you must get the check approved in advance. A central file is kept on returned checks and a file is also kept that contains the usual identification information on persons who regularly shop there. It also saves a lot of trine at the checkout counter." If each businessman would simply use a little caution, he will save himself a lot of time and his store a lot of money. In addition, he will save me some money, because I help pay the policeman's salary. An appeal from a recent Planning Commission decision leads off a rather short agenda for the Tuesday night meeting of the Fayetteville Board of Directors. On Sept. lo, the commission denied a rezoning request submitted by A. E. Bowen and Leo Thomas, basically because of insufficient access to the s i t e which is located at the intersection of the Hwy. 71 'bypass and Wedington Drive. The petition submitted by Bowen and Thomas asked that the 7.7 acre tract of land be rezoned from medium density residential (R-2) to thoroughfare commercial (C-2) to permit construction of a Howard Johnson's Motel. Several area residents, particularly those in the Giles Addition just n o r t h of the tract in question, appeared at the commission meeting to oppose the rezoning on the basis of access. With only one road used for access to the housing addition, the residents said, traffic congestion is a major problem now, without further complications. Marshall Carlisle, an attorney representing Bowen and Thomas, argued that if the motel were to be constructed it might be the best, thing that could Air Force ROTO Picks Girl's Unit Seventeen University of Arkansas coeds were tapped last week as members of Angel Flight, the national honorary organization sponsored by t h e Edmondson To Present Recital Eddie Edmondson of Springdale will be presented in a junior 'piano recital by the University of Arkansas Department of Music at B p.m. Monday in the Arts Center Concert Hall. A student of Carolyn Hickson, pianist and assistant professor of music, Edmondson's program is given in partial fulfil- ment of the requirements for the bachelor of music degree. H i s program includes "Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C sharp Major" by J. S. Bach; "Sonata No. 3 In C Major, Opus 2, No. 3" by Beethoven; "Variations on a Theme" by Paganini, Opus 35, Book I by Brahms; and 'Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Opus 28" by Proko- fieff. The recital is open to the public. It is free. Air Force, the Air Force ROTC and the Arnold Air Society. Each member was escorted rom her residence hall under arched sabers and welcomed at the Air Force ROTC building. Purpose -of the Angel Flight is lo promote the Air Force AFROTC, the University of Arkansas and the community and fo aid the handicapped, needy and underprivileged. The 17 were chosen from 100 applicants on the' basis of poise, appearance, enthusiasm, knowledge of the Air Force and AFROTC and sincerity. New pledges are: Flo Grigsby, Vicky VanZant, Patti Lieb- lich, Mary Ruth Howell, Gail Hutchinson, Paula Irwin, Nancy \ Hastings, Jerre Biggs, L c s a t Lackey. Ann Snowden. M a r y I Hess, Suzanne Sulcer, Christ! I Caulder, Connie Frenz, Ginger s Moore, Chrisli Stobaugh and t Holly Graves. i ( The coeds work with the Red Cross blood drive, entertain senior citizens and veterans, work with needy children, assist with the Fort Smith Whirlpool Fair and assist with ROTC drill and classes. The Angel Flight and Arnold Air Society will be working with the student Blood Drive, Oct. 1-3. . . . . . . Estate Planning Workshop Jet A one-day estate planning workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Holiday Inn here. Purpose of the workshop is to provide professional and farm leaders information in regard to the benefits to be derived from estate planning. Those who plan lo altend should register in advance by calling the county Extension Office at 442-9821 before Oct. 7. The morning session will tell what is involved in estate planning and the afternoon session will d e a l -with estate planning tools. C l a y Moore, . extension economist and Mrs. Fanny Woodward, extension specialist in family economics will assist. Moore will discuss trusts, life insurance and forms of business o r g a n i s a t i o n s a n d Mrs. Woodward will discuss gifts, wills and forms of property ownership. happen to the addition. Carlisle said that, under present city ordinances, sufficient access to the sile would have to be provided and that it should help ease the problems to the addition. The matter had been presented to the board in 1973 and was rejected because some members felt that a good "buffer zone" had not been provided. Carlisle said his- clients had complied with the "buffer" request by providing a 150 foot strip between the proposed motel location and the residential area. Also to be considered by the board are: --An ordinance approving the large scale development plan of Wal-Mart Properties Inc. for a tract of land near the intersection of the Hwy. 71 bypass and Hwy. 62. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the plan subject to the dedi- ; cation of additional right - of- vay. --An ordinance closing and vacating two alleys in t h e ~"arksclale Addition. NOMINATING COMMITTEE --A report from the board's dominating Committee regard- ng vacancies on several city advisory groups.. --An ordinance closing and vacating an alley in Mitchell's Addition. --An ordinance approving the inal plat of a replat of Hyland Park Subdivision, Phase Two. --A resolution authorizing the mayor and city clerk to exercise an option to purchase properly for a portion of the Flelcher Avenue extension. The property to be considered, 80 feet wide and 600 feet long, would be used to extend Fletcher Avenue from Center Street to Huntsville Road. The purchase price contained in the option is $5,604.. --Other business. The board is to meet at 7:30 p.m. -in the Director's Room at City Hall.