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Clinton Hils Opponents' Voting Record CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) About 100 Johnson County supporters of congressional candidate Bill Clinlon heard the Democratic nominee for the 3rd District crilicine the voting record of Republican incumbent John Paul Ham- merschmidl at a breakfast here Saturday. Clintoa said Hammersehmidl voted to Impound funds for ru ral water systems, for the Rus si an wheat deal and taxes anc Voted against black lung bcne fits for minors. ' He also said' Hammerschmi supported the current adminis tration in Washington more so than any other congressman. The United States has its prt critics mixed up when it allows grain sales to foreign countries at low interest rates and yet a! lows high interests to prevail a home, Clinton said. He said it was necessry ti balance the budget and stop in flation. Alaskan Town Worried About Intruding Civilization Foreman Ready N'SELE, Zaire (AP) -- World heavyweight champion George Foreman said today he has completely recovered from an injured eye and was ready tc defend his title against Muham mad All any time. "I'm so ready now that wish the fight was tomorrow,' Foreman said, answering a question about his health. 1972 PLYMOUTH SPORT SUBURBAN STATION WAGON V8, automatic, power steer Ing and brakes, AM/FW tfereo radio, cruise-control air conditioning. Wheeler Motor Co. PHONE 443-3458 |§fl 3244 N. Collage BB (Hiahway 71 North) Open 8 to 7 As Pipeline Crosses Hamlets Isoiation Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sunday. Oct. 6, 1974 rAYETTEVILLC, ARKANSAS EDITOR'S NOTE -- The 10 eslilcnls cl \Vlsermin, Alaska, hcrlsK their Hide hamlet's wil- Icrncss Isolation. But fate hns ricked them. The Alaska pipe- ne will cross their doorstep. The handful of people In Wiseman cherish their simple, wilderness lite. But fate has played them a trick. Civilization has followed them to the middle of nowhere, to Wise- By ROBERT W. WELLER WISEMAN, ALASKA (AP) -Civilization has touched this iny hamlet, leaving its handful f residents worried and angy. The 25 aged cabins, cupped in i valley surrounded by moun- ains, seem to .blend with the and, at peace with nature. Some of the roofs sag. Most vere built during the Gold lush days near the turn of the century. In those days Wiseman, named after an itinerant prospector, boasted 100 residents and 10 prostitutes. Now there are just 10 residents, and only four live here :hrough the cruel winter when :he bottom drops out of the hermometer, sometimes reaching GO degrees below zero. This lamlet is 75 miles north of the Arctic circle. The fulltime residents include Mrs, Florence Jonas, a 76-year- old Eskimo who came here as a child, and prospector Harry Leonard, also 76. The other two permanent residents are Ross Brockman, a vegetarian in his 70s, who sought Wiseman's climate to cure a. lung ailment, ind Charlie Breck. 58, former prospector. Brockman and 3reck have summer gardens which produce giant vegetables under the ever-present Arctic sun; enough food for both summer and winter. The six others are Jim Johnson, 52, a prospector and salmon fisherman who boasts he's only had to work four of his 18 years in Alaska, and the five members of the Rick Reakoff family. Reakoff Is a big game hunter and guide. The Rea- koff's and Johnson leave Wiseman when winter sets in, returning to Fairbanks 200 miles to the south. DIRT STREETS The streets In summer are just brown streaks through the willows and weeds. There's no electricity,, no telephone. Until July; you could reach Wiseman only by air or on foot, wading across a nearby river. Fresh food comes only from the village gardens, and meat and fish are hung to dry in man's doorstep. Now the rumble of giant e a r t h-movers shatters the s l e e p y quiet. Construction workers, hundreds of them, are carving out a haul road to parallel the trans-Alaska pipeline -- the largest private construction project ever undertaken by man. a $5 billion pipeline to carry crude oil from Prudhoe Bay north of here to the Gulf of Alaska. "It's just like the main drag to Fairbanks," sighs June Rea- kofr. And Charlie Breck believes :ho pipeline crews are bulldozing Wiseman's epitaph Into the permafrost. "There won't be no more Wiseman," he mutters. Although the prospectors here have filed claims for their mining sites, land in the village can't by law be claimed until it has been surveyed. FEAR LAND LOSS Some Wisemanites fear they might lose their land when the pipeline road opens up the North. The Arctic will be opened when a bridge Is completed over the Yukon River to the south, providing a highway link for the first time from southcentral population centers to the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay. The residents of Wiseman take threats to their claims, imagined or otherwise, quite seriously. Harry Leonard, the prospector who has spent 40 winters here, parked a traclor on the pipeline road this summer, blocking construction work for six hours. He claimed the road was infringing on one of his mineral claims and state troopers were used to get him to leave. The next day, he walked into a nearby pipeline construction camp, one of 12 that eventually will house about 14,000 workmen, brandishing a gun and ordering the road crews to leave. The matter was settled infor- mally, typical of bush justice. The road, and all that it im- ilics, is the number one irri- ant. "If they would build a pipeline and just go away, that would be okay," Mrs. Rcakoff aid. The road was just an ominous cloud on fhe horizon for five years before the pipeline was approved. Last July 12, the cloud burst. That night, bulldozers from Ihe Coldfoot pipeline Camp reached a rise overlooking the shallow Middle Fork of the K o y u k u k River, directly across from the v i l - lage. CATS COME CLOSER Less than a mile away, the cats and dozers can he seen and heard in Wiseman. The sights and sounds seem strangely out of place here. They assault the senses. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., the consortium of seven oil companies building the 789-mile pipeline, seems sensitive l o j Wiseman's fear and antagonism for outsiders. It will he several years before any entrepreneur can drive up the pipeline load to Wiseman; the narrow, dusty road won't be opened to the public until the pipeline is completed. At that time, yeska-fiiianced road the will turned over to the slate. Already, however, an outsider has tried to open a liquor store here, apparently hoping to circumvent the ban against liquor in the pipeline camps. That venture tell through after Wisemanites circulated a petition against it. Residents arc nervous. They have no village government to speak of. The nearest thing to a jurcaucrat is Breck, the postmaster. His job is not fulltime since m a i l arrives by air only twice monthly. Despite, concern over Wiseman's future, no one intends, at least as of now, to be driven out by the advancing pipeline construction. "This is the last wilderness in North America,".'Mr. Rcakoff says, "and when you put in a road, the wilderness goes. But it's still the best place in the world to live." Unhurried Trip On Auto-Train Complimented bear-proof stilts. caches built on OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 12:00-5:00 P.M. 3 NEW HOMES ON MOCKINGBIRD LANE (2 Blocks west on Overcreat off Old Wire Rd.) 8 and 4 bedroom ranch and split level homes, All have Z baths, kitchen with large dining area plus all bullt-ina, formal living room large family room with fireplace, extra large double garage, many extras Luxury convenience and economy in a quiet residential neighborhood Wt invite you to Inspect and compare. GINTON10 BUILDING CO. PHONE 521-3373 By WILLIOM G. WILLIAMS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -Iy car used 18 gallons of gaso- ine on a round trip from Pennsylvania's capital to Disney World in Florida, a distance of 2,056 miles. Of course, the car rode a railroad train for 1,712 of those miles. And our family of five arrived In Florida rested after 15V4 hours on a gently rocking train. The ride, aboard the two- year-old Auto-Train, cost us $273 each way. We estimated an unhurried highway trip would have required two nights In motels, six meals, gasoline, tolls and car wear at a cost of about $225. Auto-Train, the first new common carrier formed in the United States in more than 50 years, had another idea, at least for people without air-conditioned cars, with three kids in the back seat and a short vaca tion. Auto-Train boards Us East 2oast passengers at Lorton Va., 15 miles south of Washington and just off 1-95, at 6 p.m daily. They get off at Sanford Fla., 37 miles north of Disney World at 9:30 a.m., the nex day. And each day, one train leaves ITlorida for the trip north. In the Midwest, a train leaves Louisville, Ky., at 3:30 p.m. and arrives In Sanford at 2:30 p.m. the next day, a 22 lour' trip between times rxmes The same train leaves Sanfori .he following day for Louisville There is only one train oper aling on the Louisville-Sanford run. The East Coast run started on Dec. 6, 1971, and the Mid ase fare includes dinner and reakfast, plus lunch on the ouisville run. There's also a ee movie and live cnterlain- ent, usually a musician, in le nightclub car. And your car, loaded into a osed carrier, Is insured for am age. CHOICE OF DECKS Passengers have their choice 1 riding on the first or second ecks of glass-domed coaches. typical train carries 160 au- omobiles and about 500 passen- ers at an average speed of GO miles an hour. Top speed is 79 m.p.h. Auto - Train Corp. president Eugene Kerik Garfield, 38, an ttorney, was an assistant to he secretary of transportation n Washington when he saw a esearch report in 1968 thai oncluded an auto-ferry concept would be profitable. Congress, which had author zed the $3-million, three-year tudy in 1965, determined that lie plan should be pursued by private industry. Garlield lef he transportation departmen' , west run last May 24. Officials say success has V.A. and F.H.A. Interest Rate Per Annum New Homes $18,000 - $25,500 - $31500 Ask about new minimum down payment KELLEY REAL ESTATE' DEVELOPMENT CO. 2401 North Gregg -- Fayetfeville Phone: 442-5621 (After 5:00 P.M. -- 756-30SO Collect -- 789-2758 been spelled out by profits, a long reservations list and the novelty of transporting a ear. FUEL CRISIS "The gas crisis increased in terest in our service," say Richard .1. Church, director o public relations. The trains have carried 590, 000 passengers and 204,000 car so far. The firm's last financia statement, issued April 30 shows that revenue for the previous 12 months was $21,600,00 up 52 per cent from the $14 mil lion taken in during the firs full year of operations. Earnings in the first yea were $804,000. That figur jumped to $1,568,000 in the sec ond year. Stockholders foun their investment earnings al most doubling too,' from 5t cents per share to J1.05. Since the trains .make stops en route, except for ser vicing and crew changes, th costs are standard. On the Lorton-Sanford route the base fare one way is $19 for an automobile and two oc cupanls for the 856-mile ride At . Louisville, 988 miles fron Sanford, the base fare is $225 Each additional passenger pay $25. And private sleeping com partments are extra, rang in from $45 for two people to $8 for five. Except for liquor, soft drink and gifts from a small shop there are no other costs. Th WHO SHOULD I CALL???? If vml h a v e PROPERTY to SELL -- LET US WORK FOTl YOU! We hiv»llird working salesmen and we MEED and WANT your listing.. CALL V3 TODAY. VERY, VERY SPECIAL LOCATION (PRICED AT $50,000.00) ' L-470 LAHGE OLDER HOME IN NE SECTION on almost IV, ACRES. 5 bedrooms 2 fireplaces, sliag carpels. 2 baths, large dry basement, TTTK F.LEVATCm Beaulilul T,ARGE TREE9 and shruhs. House INSIDE and OUTSIDE In GOOD REPAIR. Listed by Monroe Laner. DEVELOPERS--INVESTORS (PRICE HAS BEEN REDUCED) U-461 A BARGAIN at ONLY W0.500. and ADJACENT TO GREEN VALLEY ADDITION. 132x228 near level land with modest dwelling. Zoned for one family dwejling BUT there are new APARTMENT complexes near by on either side. THE FRONT IS AT THE BACK M-t82 Where you will lind n LARGE TREE COVERED PATIO and the front door of this SEMI-SOLAR constructed home. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath on dead end slreet near UNIVERSITY. Listed by Hal Modlin. A HOME OF OUTSTANDING MERIT H--til This 5 bedroom, 3 bath BRICK HOME In BUTTEHFD3LD area also has FO/SMAL dining room, den, study. LOTS OF SPACE and many many EXTRA FEATURES. CALL and FTND OUT about this on». Listed by Mrs. Hammers. REDUCED TO ONLY $12,000 M-477. FINANCING AVAILABLE on thlj 2 or 3 bedroom, 1 bath home NEAR UofA. EXCELLENT RENTAL INVESTMENT. Listed by Hal 1973 VOLKSWAGEN 2-Door, '4-speed, local on owner, I o w mileage showroom condition. Wheeler Motor Co irc ' lft PHONE 443-3458 O 3244 N. College HI (Highway 71 North) Open 8 1o 7 Modlin, UTLEY ond Company, Inc. REALTOR On the Square Sfnce W42 OFFICE 442-8241 REAUOR HOME PHONE Mrs. Hammers .. 443-2083 Hal Modlin 521-4108 H. L. Utley 442-4044 Experienced, Responsible Sales Representative! n 1569, got financial hacking Tom private investors and ormed the corporation. First, he signed agreements with the Seaboard Coast Line ailroad and the Richmond, Fredericksburg : and Potomac ine to lease their tracks for 15 years with a renewal option for 15 more years. Then he bought passenger coaches from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, the Western Pacific, the Seaboard Coast Line and the Union Pacific Next, he went to the Canadian National Railway for auto carriers and to General Electric Co. for new locomotives, Finally, he had terminal facilities built at Lorton and Sanford. Garfield's corporation pnid for its equipment through a public sale of stock. The offering of 700,000 shares at $10 each was sold out in one day on July 15, 1971, and Garfield had $7 million. Within 414 months, he and his associates put the private rail road together. Chavez Wins Backing For Grape Boycott BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -American f a r m labor leader Jesar Chavez has won key jacking here for his efforts at achieving a boycott of American grapes and lettuce by international labor groups. Brussels is headquarters of both the International Con- 'ederation of Free Trade Unions and the World Confederation of Labor, which link unions that have church affilia .ions. Both have said they would help Chavez, whose United Farm Workers are affiliated with the AFL-CIO. The boycott effort will con centrate on the months of January and February when American Emperor grapes are widely available in some Eu- ·opean countries, Chavez said. Shipments of lettuce also are concentrated about that time. Chavez said at a news conference., that although European imports of these products are comparatively small, they are important to farmers in California's San Joaquin valley and around Yuma, Ariz. Swallows Migrate Via Airplane NICE, France (AP) -- Thou sands of swallows from Switzerland migrated south this y e a r aboard commercia planes. The birds were hit by an ear ly cold wave in the Swiss mountains and many mighl have frozen to death. Animal lovers caught them put them inside big wooden cages and flew them to. the French Riviera aboard regular Swiss air flights. When the swallows arrived they were set free. Fireworks Hit WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tin American Academy of Pediat rics has called for a total ban on private fireworks, saying th devices are the source of crip pling injuries to thousands o children each year. "We pediatricians, concernet with the health and safety o children, strongly believe tha only by banning all firework devices from private use cai children be properly protectei from ^devastating injuries, 1 academy spokesman Dr. Allai B. Coleman told a federal hear ing Friday. OPEN HOUSE 2845 Stagecoach Drive SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 Come and enjoy seeing this custom built three bedroom home, its many features include formal living and dinln rooms, a den with fireplaces for informal relaxation an a beautiful landscaped yard. $41,500. See it todayl For Appointment Call Jerry Lineberger 521-3595 boss co. 521-7272 Audubon Zoo Orangufang Dies NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- rinch, a baby orangutan that tole the hearts of children vis- ing him at the Audubon Zoo, ! dead. A park official said 21-month id Grich somehow became en angled in a cage bar and the aby blanket that was his in eparable companion. He stran led as he struggled to free imself. A member of an endangerei pecies that rarely breeds in aptivity, Grinch was born he zoo in February 1973. Hi mother showed no interest i lira and he nearly died. For the first year of his life rinch was raised by Mrs fphn Moore, wife of the par director, in their home. Hi )laymates were' the Moore' wo children and the famil dog. Moore recalls that once th amily was going on a trip t he West Coast and intended t eave Grinch behind. But h hrew such a tantrum, Moor aid. "We decided to take him vith us. We purchased a toddl ler|s seat, placed him in it o he front seat between us, anc iff we went." Placed back in the zoo las anuary, Grinch enlertaine housands of visitors but, at endants said, always seeme o save his best performance or children, apparently re membering the days when h vas "human." 11 Building Permits Issued In September Eleven permits for con truction of one-family res lences were issued in Septem ler by the City of Fayetteville Cost of the construction was se at $257,142. In addition five permits wer ssued for new commercia truclures with a value 146,398. Other permits issued includ 8 for alterations at a cost $53,666 and 11 miscellaneou permits at a value of 519,102. A total of 45 permits at construction value of $476,30 vere issued during the mont bringing the year's total to 47 permits at a value of $4,391,11 Forum Planned A forum for state hous sandidates will be held at th Student Union theater on th University of Arkansas Campu from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8. Sponsors are the Associate Student Government, Commo -ause and the Lea'gue Women Voters. The public is invited, 1971 FORD F-100 PICKUP 302 V8, automatic transmi sion, sport custom cab, two tone paint, furquoise. Re. nice truck. Wheeler Motor Co PHONE 443-3458 Bjj 32X4 N. College ' BD (Hiahway 71 North) Open 8 to 7 New Firefighting Apparel Vew .protective clothing for firefighters was put on display hy Fayetteville firemen Saturday in. (his demonstration of how a fireman, clad In the uniform, caii waclc safely into a hlaze in rescuing possible trapped persons. Fireman Eddie Osborne moves in- to hl[mng gasoline during the demonstration near Lake Fay- etleville. (TIMESpholn by Ken Good) Campus Calendar SUNDAY Art-Architecture Exhibit; "A Point of View: The Education of an Architect", Second Floor Gallery, Vol Walker Building. John Cowell, professor of music, presented in a piano concert; Arts Center Concert Hall, 3 p.m. MONDAY Art-Architecture Exhibit, Second Floor Gallery, Vo] Walker Civilisation Film Series, "Man. the .Measure of All Things"; Mullins Library Visual Aids Auditorium, 3:30 £ 4:30 p.m. William Mills, Visiting Poet, reads from his works; Comm 102, 8:00 p.m. Seminar: 'Biology of Weeds and Crop Competition,' Dr. Gale Buchanan, Weed Science Editor, "Weeds Today", Rm. 115, Agriculture Building, 3:30-4:30 p.m. TUESDAY Art-Architecture Exhibit, Second Floor Gallery, Vol Walker Building. State House Candidates' Forum, Co-sponsored by Associated Student Government, Common Cause, League of Women Voters; Arkansas Union Theater, 7:30-9:00 p.m. iVEDNESDAY Art-Architecture Exhibit, Second Floor Gallery, Vol Walker Building. Civilisation Film Series, "Man, the Measure of All Things"; Wul I ins Library Visual Aids Auditorium, 4:30 p.m. Lecture: "The Programmable Controller", Randolph D. Yea- ;er; Science-Engineering Building, Room 101, 3:30 p.m. THURSDAY Art-Architecture Exhibit, Second Floor Gallery, Vol Walker Building. Lecture: Transcendental Meditation. M412, Union, 8:01) p.m. Readers Theatre: "Will Rogers". 404 Comm., 8:00 p.m. FRIDAY Art-Architecture Exhibit, Second Floor Gallery, Vol Walker Building. Women's Swimming Diving Invitational Meet, Swimming Pool, 6:00 p.m. Readers Theatre: "Will Rogers", 404 Comm., 8:00 p.m. SATURDAY Readers Theatre: "Will Rogers", 404 Comm., 8:00 p.m. Egypt Displays Military Might CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Egypt displays its military might and captured arms in a two hour "Victory Parade" t o d a y t o mark the first anniversary of the October war with Israel. The parade is to be the highlight of four days of festivities and will be the first such celebration held in Egypt since tlie Arab defeat in the six-day war of 1967. Other scheduled events are a special session of parliament to lonor the "Oct. G Heroes." a youth festival in which 50,000 persons will take part, and the pening of a permanent, Israel 'war trophies" room in a mili- t a r y museum. Parades, fireworks, w r c a t h layings and festivals also will be held in cities throughout Egypt. It was a year ago that I'.gyp- jan troops stormed across tho Suez Canal in Operation Bark, or Spark, at 2:05 p.m. in a surprise attack and captured Israel's vaunted Bar-Lev defense line in six hours. The event is referred to - here as tha "glorious crossing." Units and equipment t h a t carried out the assault will participate in the parade. As jets roar over and helicopters, tanks, missiles and other equipment sweep by, President Anwar Sadat in his commander-in-chief uniform is to take the salute from a reviewing stand in Nasser City, a new suburb on the northeast edge of Cairo near the desert. Egyptian newspapers said tha "latest weapons will be displayed for the first time." Captured Israeli t a n k s , their guns pointed at the ground in n sign of defeat, also will be in the parade. Egypt has issued four postage stamps to commcmorata the Suez crossing. Weather Forecast Rain nnc! showers in a broad line extending from the nortli of the Great Lakes southwest Into New Mexico and Arizona ace expected tnilny. Showers are also expected over the southern linlf of Florida anit in (he southwest corner of Washington. (AP Wircpholo) ·

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