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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 20

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SECTION D FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, SCfft U BER. 11, 1974 To This Ozarks Craftsman No Wood Is Ever Scrap A Primer On Politics And Such As most any politician this time of year can tell you, it is a known and established fact that all editors are drunkards and liars.i What is not quite.so strict confidence, recognize the veracity of this statement. The truth is that editors are liars out of , necessity, because printing, the truth only results in threatened lawsuits, lost sub scribers and mutinous advefti sers. Which is part of the reason editors drink too much -that and all the press conventions they get to go to. The following is a sampling ot the sort of stuff that- gets printed in your typical community newspaper, along with the Gospel, as it might appear if the editor wasn't a liar (or drunk, or both). T H E PRINTED WORD: Alderman Abe Tummyrumhle, citing his traditional stance as an enlightened moderate on zoning, realty and fiscal matters, particularly in the field of ethics, abstained. THE GOSPEL: Alderman Tummyrumble w a s ' pretty much out-to-lunch the entire session of the Council. The truth of the matter is that he doesn't really understand what's going on, THE PRINTED WORD: R e p . Freddy Fairwether, speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of several thousand, declared here this morning that if elected he would help the small farmer regain- a place of prominence in the American dream; that he would work to preserve the environment; that he would seek better roads, factories, jobs, health, morals and law and order; and that he stood strictly for p r o g r e s s , ' e q u i t y and ., fundamental Americanism. THE GOSPEL: Rep. Fair- wether picked a lousy time to show up here: 9 o'clock in the morning. He was lucky to have 15 people there, who were mostly his relatives and staff. Ht apparently misplaced his speech, because be didn't say anything that made the least bit of sense. On top of that the donuts were stale and the coffee lukewarm. THE PRINTED' WORD':. Members of the group were favored with a very interesting and educational talk by the candidate, who graphically illustrated his remarks by showing slides of the wonderful work done by his efforts in the By PAT DONAT TIMES Stuff Writer There is no such thing as a scrap" of wood to Robert French and watching wood be- ng consumed by fire is a trau- carving a piece of soap in the fourth grade. French and his wife moved to Arkansas from Florida last December because they like the unspoiled environment and the ing Oregon myrtle, American and European cherry, African zebra wood and East Indian rosewood. "It is absolutely necessary to know wood and its characteris- matic experience for the West ; availability of hardwood: They Hjcs when carving," French ex- Fork wood worker. French, whose carvings are on display at the Fayelteville City Library, started carving have purchased a farm . and plan to produce as much of their own food supply as possible. with a pocket k n i f e and w a s i -"It is always a surprise to only gradually acquired better mo that I can do it," French tools atul I said, looking at the display case filled with his work, featuring in a block of wood and control the tools to create it is the special talent of a sculptor, whether he is whittling or chiseling -- -- a , ... stone," French said. plained. This knowledge can! Woodcarving differs from with a particular specie. The I background carved away and ability to see a potential shape! tho intaglio reverses the pro- only he gained by trial and error he said. Carving and whittling are not synonymous terms according to the craftsman. "In whittling the shaping is done with the blade of a knife. Different knives and gouges may be used. I) u t grinding or chiseling to obtain the desired whittling in that a design or picture is cut into a flat-surfaced block. The artistic objective of a woodcarving is to create a three dimensional effect by varying depth of the carving, he explained. Wbodcarvings in the display are pictoral expressions rather than designs and combine the techniques of relief and intaglio techniques. In relief carving the with He has had no formal training and bis hobby, which he hopes both domestic and exotic hard- ill become a full lime occupation, began when he rather idly One of the examples is shape is not part of the craft. picked up a piece of wood and carved Ram's Head Lady Slip- French explained. per orchid. The piece has five It is necessary to know diffe rent woods and what is possible different kinds of woods, mclud- main subject is raised only previous experience was :ess with the subject inscribed in the block. An outstanding example of this technique is the J.J. Audubon's "Bobolink." A unique feature of- the display is what the wopdcarver calls "composition whitllings." Different woods are combined with semi-precious stones and brass. These are for relaxation, French smd. and ho describes them as "whimsical" interpretations. Examples include brass and wood butterflies and drag- ontlies. The decorative stones are set into woodcarvcd panels or are combined with whittled shapes for jewelry. French also carves wooden buckles to use with wo ven belts made by Mrs. French In addition he makes furniture including clock cases, tables and lamps. The wliitllings displayed vai from an owl in a tree to spoons made from cherry wood which combine beauty and function to seashells that one must touch to be certain they are wooden and not real. COUNTRY'S TOP 4-H CLUB WINNERS .. . from the left are Debra Welshenbaugh, Seigle Bett, Karen Russell and Raymond Be!! 4-H Banquet Set For Monday BACK IN THE WORKSHOP . French cuts a design into a flat-surfaced block Fayelteville-Springdale Employment Up Winners of the annual 4-H senior achievement and leadership awards will be honored at the 4-H banquet in the Fayetteville High School cafeteria Mon- 4-H Project Winners Are Announced Winners in the 1974 4-H county projects and their cate- ;ories are: David Ussery, jun- or aerospace: Brian Spaulding, lunior district. THE GOSPEL: Tile overstuffed windbag promised to talk for three minutes and stretched it into an hour. The slides were mostly of his grandchildren, plus a few from a trip somewhere out .West. Most members of the audience slept through the last half of the talk, with a few leaving early due to suddenly remembered previously made appointments. THE PRINTED WORD: Congressman Frankenstamp an ; nounced this morning the awarding of a contract for $8 for a new sewer system study Actually, archery; Ann Staniger, for the entire area. THE GOSPEL: Congressman Frankenstamp never heard of the study (it was initiated by Senator Forth- rlte) and, in fact, voted against the enabling legislation and the appropriation, under which the grant was made. THE PRINTED iunior art; Tracy Spencer, jun- or automotive; Kendall Pcndcrgraft, junior ieef; Bob Shofner, senior beef; Nicholas Jacobs, junior bee- (eeping; Bobby Sizemore, senior beekeeping; Shane Ahrcnls junior bicycle; Terry Salsbury senior bicycle; Sarah Fenno junior birds; Brenda Taylor, junior breads and junior leadership; Delj'oie T r a m m e l 1, senior breads* Donnie Johnson, Junior citizen ship; Donna Simco, junior clothing; Susan Russell, senior cloth ing; Handy Spears, junior dairy; Melissa Montgomery senior dairy; senior dairy Simco, junior dog care; Vicki Blcvins, senior dog care; Dannj O'Mara, junior ecology; Gen Evans, junior electric; Elsa Bcncke, senior entompl ogy; Jerry Murray., junior fis' pond management; Sharoi Mass, junior f o o d nutrition Connie Russell foods; Debbie WORD: A Marie Maloney, senior delicious luncheon was served at the campaign fund raising party by the popular hostess, and enjoyed by all the ladies present. Afterwards a discussion period was held. THE GOSPEL: The food was absolutely awful; as expected, since everybody in town knows the old broad can't boil water, and discussion was limited mostly to remarks about the town's other old broads who didn't show, or offer to pony up the ante. THE PRINTED WORD: The incumbent called the charges reckless and without foundation, and reaffirmed his intentions to base his own campaign strictly on the record. THE GOSPEL: The cumbent is determined at all costs to avoid issues and specifics. He also isn't interested in a teevce debate. THE PRINTED WORD: This newspaper firmly believes that there are many important issues and candidates worthy of your careful consideration in tomorrow's election. It is a fund a m e n t a 1 responsibility of citizenship for each elector to cast his ballot for the continued progress and welfare of this area. THE GOSPEL: This might be a good year to just skip the polls. The candidates are uniformly untrustworthy, devious, beholden to special interests and largely unqualified. The only salvation is that there is almost no chance that any of them can get alorrg with anyone else long enough to do much real harm. It's sorta like an nutrition; Jeanne Sizemore fooi iunior food preservation; Kris 0-10 year. season. Maybe, next j . ,ie Jones, senior food preser vation; Larry Lyons, senio forestry; Tracy Crew, junio 'oats; MORE WINNERS Carol Crews, senior goats Rebecca Taylor, junior hand crafts; D'Ann Puryear, senio handicrafts; Joe Hicks, junio health; G a i l . Broyles, senio home environment; Vickie Sal bury, junior horse; Linda Chris tian, senior horse; Susie West, junior horticti ture; Curtis Smith, junior lea thercraft; .Mike Murray, senio junior money managemcn John Mefford. senior outdoo cookery; Kathie Jones, senio p e r s o n a l i t y improvement Charles Parelte, junior phot graphy; Paul Dickard, senio photography; Charles Moore, junior pou ry; Debbie Moore, senior pou try; Steven King, senior publ speaking; Catherine Smit unior rabbits; Lee Capwel senior rabbits; Connie Ryan, junior recre; tion: Randy Salsbury, junic safety and junior leadership Scott Ledine, senior safety Belinda Boyce, junior sheep Charles Yates. senior sheep; Martin Treat, junior s m a engines; Larry Allard, soni small engines; Ben Rutherfor junior swine; Loy Ramtbu senior swine; Randy Hall, ju ior woodworking; Alan Bake senior ' woodworking; Susr F e n n o , junior veterina science; Karen Russell, seni achievement; R a y m o n d Bell, achievement; Debra Welshe baugh, senior leadership; Sieg Bell, senior leadership. at 6:30 p.m. Junior leader- ip winners will also be recog- Those receiving the four top vards are Siegle Lee Bell, 1974 nior Boy Leadership winner; aymond Arthur Bell, 1974 nior Boy Achievement .win- r; Debra Welshenbaugh, 1974 nior Girl Leadership winner; id Karen Russell, 1974 Senior rl Achievement winner. Siegle Bell, 16-year-old son of r. and Mrs. Harold Bell of ncoln, is a seven-year mem er of the Sasnakra 4-H Club Lincoln. As winner of this vard, a recipient must have ihibited outstanding accomp- shments in leadership. Bell as served as district 4-H re- orter, county youth council lember, teen leader club vice resident, county 4-H photo- raphy Club chairman, anc urrent Sasnakra Club presi- ent. Bell has also been a state ·oject' winner in safety anc as attended the National 4-H ongress :in Chicago. He ; ha? aimer] top honors in the Na onal Junior Horticulture Asso .ation. LONG SERVICE Raymond Bell, 18-year-old rather of Siegle Bell, is a nine 'ear member of tne Sasnakra 4 I Club. He has served as club eporter, president, and photo- Sraphy and recreation leader as veil, as -being county 4-H Youth ;ouncil photographer. Bell's interest in photography has resulted in several' thousand ihotos, a slide series on "how to organize a 4-H "Club," and several local and state awards. He also attended-the National 4-H Congress in Chicago. Debra Welshenbaugh, dauglv ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ilpy Wel- shenbaugh of Lincoln, is a se ven-year member of the Sasnakra 4-H Club. Since joining she has served as president reporter, recreation leader parliamentarian, junior teen leader and. senjor 'main leader. She'has received honors al the local, district and state le vel for a variety of activites including the chicken Barbecue and Youths Speak Out. She par ticipatod in. the 4-H: Teen Cara van lo.Costa'Rica'over a year ago anil attended the Nationa 4-H Congress in Chicago, where she served as state coordinator Karen Russell, daughler o Mr. and Mrs. John Russell o Springdale, .is ,.an eight-yeai mem.ber of tile Springdale Com munity'4-H Club. She has d in several project areas including art, dog care, leader- hip, horlicluture, citizenship, and photography. Last year she participated in the National Poultry Judging lontest in Chicago. She too attended the National 4-H Congress as state winner in the dog care project. This past summer she was a Washington County delegate to the Citizenship Shbrtcourse'in Washington, D. C. JUNIOR .WINNERS Junior leadership "-winners are Brenda Taylor and Randy Salsbury. Miss Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Taylor and former meniber of the Sasnakra chapter, will be honored for her four years in 4-H in this area. She recently moved to Walters, Okla., where she plans to enroll in 4-H. Salsbury, 12 - year - old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Salsbury of Fayetteville, is a two- year member of the Goshen 4-H Club. He has taken top honors in several local activities, including Share-The-Fun, Promotion poster contest and 4-H Rally Day. He is club reporter, scrapbook committee winner, and working currently on sev- veral projects. Employment in the Fayetteville-Springdale s t a n d a r d Metropolitan statistical area gained by 1,000 in August over the July figure and stood at 58,950, according to Ezra Bartlett Jr., manager of the loal Employment Security Division office. Non-agricultural wage and salary employment added 1,150 while all other non-agricultural employment declined 100. Agricultural employment rose 50. Total employment has risen 1,550 since August of 1973 with non-agricultural wage and salary employment accounting for all but 100 of the inrease. Unemployment stood at 2,450 in August, a decrease of 400 since July but up 550 over August of last year. On a seasonally adjusted basis, (he unemployment rate a t ' 4.5 per cent, increased two-tenths ol a percentage poilit over July' am eight-tenths of a percentage point over the year. ton and Washington Counties (decrease of 77 cents since July who qualified were paid a total of $115,406 in .benefits during weeks since July and 1,180 weeks during tho year. Average weekly benefit payment in August was $49.64 a but an increase of $3.41 since August 1973. No significant change in total employment is' anticipated in the next 30 to 60 days, Bartlett reported. 'Round AboutTowrn MANUFACTURING Manufacturing employ men showed an increase of 50 persons while durable goods declined 250 due to a decrease in order activity in (he metals industries. Non-durable floods added 300 as increased order activity caused a gain of 4QQ in other non-durable goods. Food and kindred products decreased 100 with decreased activity at canneries. Non- manufacturing employment, at 32,750 was up 1,100 with most of the increase in government employment as a result of increased hiring at schools. Contract construe tiou By DORR1S HENDRICKSON TIMES Staff Writer A recent ruling by Pulaski Circuit Judge Tom F. Digby veakening the state's Freedom of Information act has promp- ed some city officials to close certain meetings to the public and the press. Mayor .1. L. Pesses of El 3oradb" said 'Monday that he would'-no''longer notify news media ' o f . : City Council committee-meetings a n d that t h e media and the public "may or may not" be allowed to attend the meetings. Such a move is tantamoun lo conducting the ciy's busines in secrecy with neither pres nor the public informed abou city activities. · However, this is not the cas in Fayetteville where al meetings at City Hall are opei o both public and press. In 'act, 'city officials welcome boU reporters and the public to sessions of all city committees commissions and boards. "We're working for the people and those people have a righi o know what we are doing,' Donald Grimes advanced 150 and trades added 100. The average weekly earnings of manufacturing production workers increased $6.51 since July as a result of an increase of 1.9 hours in the work week plus an increase in average hourly earnings from S3 in July to $3.02 in August. More overtime caused a gain of 2.5 hours in the workweek in the mclals industries. Unemployed workers in Ben- August. This was $1.7'12 or 1.5 per cent more than the July amount of $62,475 or 118 per cent more than in August of 1973. The number of weeks of compensation for which the workers were paid totaled 2,325 in August, an increase of 70 r ayeltcvillc's o f f i c i a l attitude oward an open government. I WOULDN'T li.nve it any OZARK ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW .. .crjtsmen, using many skills developed by the early pioneers, will be on hand for the annual exhibition "October '38-20 Arts And Crafts Fair Coming Up Oct. 18-2Q WAR EAGLE -- The Ozarks Arts and Crafls Fair at. War Eagle will be held Oct. 18-20. Preparation for the nationally- known event are nearing completion, according to Mrs. Blanche F,lliott, executive secrelary of the Ozarks Arts and Crafts Association. The association has sponsored the fall fair for 21 consecutive years at the historic sile of the settlement founded by Sylranus Blackburn in 1832 on the banks of War Eagle River. In the early years of the fair the old farmhouse was used to house craft displays but as attendance grew the use of the home was discontinued. Today: a permanent exhiibt hall a n d three large.tents house the many exhibitors who display their handiwork. Many will also be demonstrating their skills and items will be on sale. . The exhibitors of the handcrafted iiems ;.'are restricted to the four-state Ozark region of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. T h e work of these artists and craftsmen is carefully screened and the juried show provides the public an opportunity to purchase craft productions which are authentic representations of Ozark craftwork. There 'are no admission or the City Manager up Grimes said, nd daily otbcr way,' ding that schedule is open to the press. "My plans for every day are on my desk calendar anc the members of the press have been invited to c h e c k tha schedule any time they wish,' le said. In addition, reporters w h regularly cover activities a City Hall are notified by mai of routine meetings, even those which occur regularly. When special meetings are scheduler reporters are notified by tele phone as,soon as the time and place for the session are set. Grimes described Fayel Seville's city government as the "most open and democratic" o ny place he's been, adding lat as long as he has any say, will be kept that way. Arkansas' Freedom of Infor- nation Act permits executive r closed .sessions only for dis- ussing personnel matters. ' THE RULING which pronip- ed Mayor Pesses' decison to xclude reporters and the ublic from meetings was landed down Sept. 27 b"y ^ulaski Circuit Judge Tom F. Digby who held that the Student Affairs Committee of the University of Arkansas, did not violate the state's Freedom of Information act when it ousted a Little Rock reporter from two committee meetings. Digby said he interpreted the FOI act as containing no s u g g e s t i o n "which would require a committee, whether composed of one person or more t h a n one person, engaged in assimilating data and information and preparing subject let reporters cover its meetings. Whether or not Judge Digby'a ruling can be considered applicable to the sessions of a city's bcrtird of directors or c o u n c i l is questionable. However, Pesses has interpreted the ruling as one which ·Olows secrecy in city govern- "UNLESS THIS decision is appealed and ruled olherwisa higher courls, I wilt no longer have the media notified of committee meetings," Pesses said. Committees and commission in Fayetteville's city government serve as advisory bodies to the Board of Directors and will continue to be-open to the public and the press, Grimes said. "The press will be notified of all meetings at City Hall in the future as in the past." He added: "We want to main- f a i n comoMe oncnnn=s with the media and the public." That way. he said, every Fayelteville citizen can know just what his city government is doing. parking fees. The fair is located in a valley bordered by the river. Parking will be directed by attendants and fairgoers will find Hwy. 303 leading to War Eagle from Hwy. 68 has been hard surfaced. A first aid station will be staffed by a professional nurse. Sandwiches, coffee and cold drinks will be available at stands. The fair is a tribute lo Ozark forbearers who blazed Ihe trails into Arkansas and honors present day native artists and craftsmen who create and preserve the beauty and culture of tho Ozark hills, Mrs. Elliolt said. Analysis Workshop To Be Held Oct. 11 A noted authority on trans actional analysis. Dr. June B. Ellis, will conduct a free, one- tliv wrrkshop at the Ozat'k Guidance Center in Springdale on Friday, Oct. 11. : According to Mrs. Nell Balkman, director of continuing education for the Arkansas League of Nursing, Dr. Ellis will hold the session for area nursing personnel. The workshop, funded by a grant through the National Institute of Mental Health, is designed to leach the basic principles of transactional analysis, often referred to as TA. Dr. Ellis, a Fort Smith psychotherapist, is president of Child and Family Consultants, Inc., and director of the Arkoma Transactional Analysis Institute. She is a former professor at Tulane University School of Medicine, a meniber of the International Transac- r.innal Aralvj;; Association and has participated in clinics in Austria and England. N u r s i n g personnel from Northwest Arkansas are expected to attend the program titled, Planners To Hear Reioning P!eas; Development Plans The Fayetteville Planning Commission is to consider four rczoning applications and three large scale development (LSD) plans, among other items, at gularly scheduled "Understanding Behavior-Yours, Mine and Theirs." Registration begins at. 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the OGC, 712 Maple Ave., Springdale. Classes will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. t h e i r meeting Tuesday. The first item to be considered by the Commission is a rezoning petition brought by Drs. Tom Coker, Coy Kaylor, Carl Kcndrick and Jorge Johnson for a tract of land at 649 E. Township Rd. The requested change in zoning is from low density residential (R- 1) to residential office (R 0) and thoroughfare commercial (C-2). The tract contains a tola! of 30.4 acres. If the rczoning is approved, the commission will be askec lo approve a LSD plan for the construction of an orthopedic clinic on the property, but, due Lo the steep topography of the tract, the rezoning has .not been recommended for approval by t h e commission's p l a n n i n g consultant, Larry Wood. Other items to be considerec include: A rczoning petition brough' by Charles E. Barrell for property located at the inter section of College Avenue anc Rock Street. The requester change is from medium density | residential (R-2) and R-0 central commercial district (CI. A report from Wood regar- ling the study of a land use. ilan for the area of 15th Street and Jlorningside Drive. A rczoning petiton brought by James 0. Witt Jr. and Loria Stanton for 36.61 acres on VIorningside Drive near its ntcrscction with Pump Station iload. The requested change is from R-l to R-2. A rezoning petition brought by J. Bernard Dresselhaus lo rczone a 21.33 acre tract of land located on Ihe Hwy. 16 east bypass from R-l to heavy commercial and light industrial (II). A request for a waiver of Master Street Plan requirements to reduce the proposed right-of-way width of Old Wire Road north and east of its intersection with Old Missouri Road from feet to 60 feet. The request was submitted by James 0. Witt Jr. and Loris Stanton. A LSD plan submitted by the Chamber of Commerce for a tract of land on Armstrong Boulevard. A LSD plan submitted by Asbell School to construct a new library. The meeting begins at 4 p.m. in the Director's Room at City Hall. The public is invited.

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