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6 · Northwest Arkania. TIMES, Friday, Oct. 11, 1974 ., . FAYETTKVILLE, ARKANSAS For Board Of Directors Meet The Candidates ERNEST LANCASTER, after an interruption of two years, is seeking re-election to the Fayetteville City Board of Directors. He will be opposed in His bid for Position I, representing Ward I in the general elections by Frank Sharp. Lancaster served on the board from 1908-1972 and was vice mayor for two years. The 60-year-old candidate, a native of Hopkinsvil'.e, Ky.. n.is lived in Fayetteville since 1941. He is manager of - electric operations at Ozarks Electric Cooperative Corp. He is presently, B ; member of the city's planning commission and of the First Baptist Church. Lancaster is a past president and charter member of the Civilan Club, served as prcsi lent of the Fayetteville Relief Association and has b e e n a volunteer campaign worker t h e United Fund. He also participated in the recent fund drive conducted by Abilities Unlimited to raise money for a new sheltered workshop for the handicapped. He is married and he and his wife, Beatrice, are the pa- ·enls of three sons, Eugene, Stanley and Richard. They live it 300 W. 15th Street. TAX STAND The candidate feels a c i t y income tax is no longer necessary since the federal turnback money is now available. "I was in favor of the tax at one time because I felt the city had to have revenue from some source but since we have the federa funds now I don't. think it is necessary. ^^^ ERNEST LANCASTER "It is a very unpopular tax but if we lose federal' funds and becomes apparent we have to have additional revenues I would be in favor of a payroll tax after it had been put to a referendum vote and approved by the citizens," he said. Lancaster regonizes that inflation poses problems for the city but does not have any easy answers. He does not have any pre conceived ideas about cutting back services. "It is going to be h a r d to pick out a particular area and say we have to cut it. People n mi \v m\ Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Today is Friday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 1974. There are 81 days left in the year. Todays highlight in history: On this date in 1811, the first slearn ferry was put into operation by inventor John Stevens, between New York C i t y and Hoboketi, N. J. On this date- In 177G. during the Revolutionary War, Colonial forces under Benedict Arnold were defeated by the British on Lake Champlain. Wholesale Prices Up WASHINGTON (AP) Wholesale prices rose only one- tenth of a per cent last month as falling farm prices offset increases in the cost of industrial goods, the government reported today. The modest Septemher price rise followed near-record increases in July and August. The' September increase was the smallest price advance .since wholesale prices declined a tenth of a per cent last October. Consumers still face sharp · retail price hikes in the coming months, because of big whole sale price boosts during the summer. Also, the drop in f a r m prices last month is likely to be only temporary, with adverse weath er expected to drive prices higher once again. Earlier this week, the Whiti House predicted that food prices would continue to in crease at an annual rate of 1 per cent or more over the nex 18 months. ·The September increase, ac Justed to discount seasonal in fluences, works out to an an nual rate of 1.2 per cent, a sharp contrast to the 46.8 pe cent annual rate in August. In absolute terms, \vithon seasonal adjustment, wholesal prices actually declined ; tenths of a per cent from Au gust to September. Wholesale prices remainei 19.7 per cent higher than a yea ago with the government' Wholesale Trice Index at 167.2 Translated into dollars, lha means it cost $167.20 to buy th same volume of wholesal goods that $100 purchased 1967. The Labor Department ported that farm products processed foods and feeds fell seasonally adjusted 1.9 per ccn in September, following in creases of 6.4 and 7.6 per cen in July and August, respective ly. In 1779, the Polish nobleman, asimir Pulaski, was killed in gliting for American independ- nee at the Battle of Savannah. In 1945, Chiang Kai-shek and lao Tse-tung issued a joint tatement pledging to work for eace and unity in China. fn 1962. Pope John the 23rd pened the Roman Catholic hurch's second Vatican Coun- il. In 1970. there was widespread coding in Puerto Rico after orrential rains. Ten years ago: The State De- artment announced that an iast German nuclear physicist. :einz Harwich, had defected nd been granted asylum in the Tnited States,. Five years ago: A synod of latholic bishops opened at the /atican. One year ago: President Nix- in was seeking the advice of longressmen and party leader lefore naming a successor to ip'iro Agnew as Vice President. T o d a y ' s birthdays. Chp- eographer Jerome Robbins is years old. Newsman Joseph \lsop is 64. Thought for today: Keep quit. and people will think you re a philosopher - Latin pro- 'erb. Editor's Note The two articles on this page are the first in a series on candidates for positions on the Fayetteville Board of Directors. Each candidate has been interviewed on his stands and beliefs on the problems and opportunities facing Fayetteville. . Twenty persons have filed for posts on the seven-member Board of Directors. Four successful candidates will represent the . city's four, wards, while three will be elected at large. : demand services, they wanl streets and lire and police pro tection are a must. I don't have any easy solutions but I kno\\ we have a good system ol government, we have a good manager and I think the city is moving forward despite 'th hardships created by the econo mic climate." he said. FAVORS MANAGER Lancaster strongly advocate the city manager form o government and sees the boan of. directors only as a polic; making body. "I think we get ourselves int trouble when a policy makin body interferes and tries t make administrative decisions This is a good way to foul u everything." he said. Lancaster feels the city ha a well-balanced program. H agrees that adjustments ma have to be made and prioritie changed in the future but think these will be minor in view the solid foundation wich ha already been established. "I want to contribute some thing to the community which 1 live to make it bette Tor everyone.' ter's .reason position and he reminds voters This is Lancas lor seeking th hat no one on the board is aid a salary. Reminiscing, Lancaster re- ailed some of the difficult de- .siona he has ted to make hile serving on the board. The decisions made effect the hole community. There was ever a time, when-' a contro- ersial issue was on the agenda, lat I have not looked out over people attending the session nd seen friends on both sides. Vhatever road you Uike. omeonc is going to say it was rong and you let me down,' 1 e said. The caniddale has long advo- ated that directors represent eographical areas. He is pleas- d to see the change which he eels will equalize representation in the board. His only platform s that he will represent the ;ntire community without bias. 'I have no special interest connections and will represent Hie )eople," be said. FRANK SHARP, 36, a resi dent of Fayetteville for 3! years, is running for Position 1 representing Ward 1. His oppo neut is Ernest Lancaster. He is the president of Ozark Mountain Smoke House Inc which has six locations in eluding the Fayetteville home office. His residence is 01 Smokehouse Road, where hi lives with his wife, Sara, am their four children, Robert, 11 Alex, 21; Molly, 7 and Tom 4. Sharp received a BS degre i chemical engineering from the University nf Arkansas 1961. The family attends St Paul's Episcooal Church. INFLATION PROBLEM On the question of inflation Sharp says the city cannot figh nationwide inflation, "but w can keep our own budget unde control." If any proposed cufs in cit services were to be considere he feels that board member should consult carefully with th city manager and each othe before making any drasti changes. Sharp said he doesn't ualificd yet to discuss feel city iconic lax. He said lie wants study the.city's budgets and onsull with others 'before rming any opinions. The board, us viewed harp, unking strictly body. Any by policy adtninis- ralive" matters should be left o the city manager. He feels lhat the city's park rejects should continue and be xpanded , to provide more reen space for the citizens and rauld like to see the city, its itizcns and planning con- ultants, work closely with each ther on a design for the "I think that the merchants should be consulted on any proposed design, but citizens should definitely be consulted before any action is taken," Sharp said. When asked why he was _ candidate, Sharp replied, "I would like to help shape the city toward preservation of its natural beauty and more orderly growth." Stiarp was asked if lie had an axe to grind and said, "no, but I would like to dull some of the axes that others are grinding." Sharp said he emphatically favors the city manager form of government. Political Chili Supper Planned Rogers--Seven candidates for itate office have been invited ,o address the Benton County Democratic Women's Club's Chili Supper on Oct. 21 at the Rogers High School auditorium. Those candidates invited are 3ov. Dale Bumpers, candidate :or Senate ,and Bill Clinton, opposing Rep. John iiammerschmiclt f o r Ueprcsentativc. State candidates include Joe Purcell, Jim Guy Tucker, Kelly Bryant, Jimmy Red Jones and Rex Bowlln.. Railey Steele, a candidate for county judge wil' also speak. The chili supper begins a t . 6 .i.m. in the cafeteria and the speeches are scheduled to begin Cables Cut Dick Harris of 120S Vista Place told Fayetteville police that the battery cables in his car were cut Wednesday nigh while the car was parked a the Sugar Creek Apartments the -intersection of Gregg Avenue and Miller Street. Paul U.S. Explorer Dies CHICAGO (AP) - Clyde C. Slim" Williams, 93, who trav- ed in the 1930s by (log sled ora Copper Center, Alaska, to ashlngton D.C., died Wednesday. A biography about Wilams, "Alaska Sourdough," overs his careers as explorer, inter, guide, lecturer and au- hor. PUBLIC AUCTION Saddles Tack Ow !M,OM w»rth M Mddt« «nd tKk will b* llquMMM ftr vr- day Oct. 15IH T:M P.M. «t tin mw NMIwul Cuard Armwy n««r Ih. F«yttt«HI* Airport «n Hwy. 71 to. FayetUvillt, Arkin- §*·* GARDEN Until Chinese Foodi prepared by cineje Cheff rrwn Taiwan, Shanghai, Hong Kenj and Peking. All dish» prepared freth daily frem flnert foodl obtainable. Lunch HOUM IIi!M:M Dinner S:JO-10:M Reservation* desirable in evening* 1-501-782-5676 1705 North A Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 FRANK SHARP downtown Fayetteville Square, especially since city government will, hopefully,-be housed in the Old Post Office building. HEADED DRIVE (Sharp recently led a petition drive in which some 5,000 signatures were collected to save the now historic site from demolition by Urban Renewel and the Fayetteville Housing Authority.) it tastes expensive ...and is. Midefrem an original old sty le sour mash recipe by Bill Samuels, /ourth generation Kentucky Distiller. rfc Of*tiiltrif,Ltor«tto,Ky.,MrittyTV«3/'- Fully Matured. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 1974-75 Fine Arts Concert Series Fine Arts Concert Hall--University of Arkansas --SIX BRILLIANT ATTRACTIONS Manhattan String Quartet Leo Smif, Pianist Friday, October 25, 1974 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 197S 8:00 p.m. Benila Valenfe, Soprano Daniel Domb, Cellisl Sunday, November 3, 1974 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1975 8:00 p.m. James Fields, Pianist Francesco Trio Monday, November 25, 1974 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 1975 8:00 p.m. Season Subscription: General Admission: $6.00 Non-University Students: $3.00 U of A Students Free With ID Cards For Tickets Contact Secretary, Fine Arts Concert Series Room 104, Fine Arts Bldg., Phone 575-3706 C O U P O N Hammerschmidt To Open Benlon County Office ROGERS--Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt, who just returned from Washington D.C., will officially open his Benton County headquarters in Rogers Saturday. A spokesman for the Hammerschmidt campaign said the Congressman will be in Rogers at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for the opening. The headquarters is located at 114 South First St. This will be one of Hammerschmidt's first political appearances in his bid for reelection. The workload of unfinished Congressional business has prevented Hammerschmidt from doing much campaigning and kept him in Washington until now, the spokesman said. Recent legislation he has worked on includes the campaign reform act and a veteran's education conference report which Hammerschmidt is handling on the House floor, as a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee. He is also scheduled to speak at the Springdale airport dedication Sunday afternoon at \ p.m. and at the Northwest Arkansas Association of Life U n d e r w r i t e r s Meeting o n Monday at the Holiday Inn in Kayetteville. FOR THE FAMILY . . Ken's Pizza Parlor 409 WEST DICKSON FOR 2 Order Three Pizzas - Pay For Only Two! This Coupon Redeemable at KEN'S in Fayetteville on the spot service... a partner to working hands CALL A MEETING OF THE AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE. Yes, it's as easy as that. When you need on- the-spot advice about something on your farm or out in the field, simply call on the First National Bank of Fayetteville. Barker Adair, First National's Agricultural Representative, will be on-the-spot with the answer to your problem. First National Bank of Fayetteville is a partner to working hands ... and proud of it! FDIC DOWNTOWN - UNIVERSITY DKXSON · EVELYN HILLS · WEST FORK

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