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ft*JÂ«Â»Ml Â»Â«i|*IWtÂ«Â« till IMft**Hi~*Mttlt MM) Rains Cover East Coast Area [Northwest Arkansas TIMES, FAYITTCVILLK. AHKANSAS Wed., Oct. 16, 1974 Â· 7 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain washed most of the Eastern Seaboard today and spilled over the Appalachians as well. A downpour of nearly 3 Inches swamped Valparaiso, Fla,, during the night as thunderstorms crackled across the Southeast from the Florida Panhandle lo the Carolinas. Up to an inch of rain soaked Char- lotlesville, Va., and Wrights town, N,J. A few sprinkles dampenet parts of the upper Great Lakes region, but most-of the rest o the nation outside the East was clear and dry. Exceptions were patches of liigh cloudiness over the northern Rockies and fog along the Southern Californi: coast. ' Crisp seasonal temperatures in the 30s and 40s prevailed during the night over the north ern half of the country outside the rainy regions. Readings in the 50s and 60s were the rul elsewhere, except southen Florida and the Southwes where 70s were common. Temperatures before dawn ranged from 30 at Flagstafl Ariz., to 80 at Key West, Fla. Engineer Dies NEW LONDON. N.H. (AP) -Bradley Dewey, 87, an enginee who developed the World War gas mask used by U.S. troop: died Monday. After World Wa II, Dewey helped develop pla tic bags and processing ted niques now used by the froze food industry. Springdale School Board Accepts Construction Bid SPRINGDALE -- The Spring- ale School Board in a called neeling Tuesday accepted Ihe id of the Powell Construction Company for the Phase Two onstruclion of the new Central unior High School. The construction firm from Tulsa, Okla., presented the low- st base and total bids at last veek's session in which six irms submitted cost estimales. Powell's base bid of $1,292,000 and total bid of $1,480,000 was ess than the next lowest bid of Con-Ark Builders with 1,329,000 and $1,501,300. The lighest bid from Shaddox Con struction Company of Harrison vas $1,454,000 and $1,647,758. I.V. Powell of Powell Con struction Company signed the contracts Tuesday after the board accepted his bid. He esti mated work will begin in about 30 days, after bonds have been :osled and a work order issued Work is expected to take 450 calendar days lo complete. Superintendent of Schools Thurman G. Smith, said the construction bid with Powel ivill include seven of the !Â· allernales in Ihe buildinj design: a paved parking area cabinels for Ihe science section lockers, backstops in the gym a divider curtain for the gym basket trucks, and air coruT tioning in the library. The remaining seven will b included in the school, Smit said, but not nccessaril DILLAFRD'Si irough the Powell Construction Company. Administrators are coking for less expensive ways o include the items such as halk boards and carpeting. Powell has noted that it wil lUbcontract electrical work to ilahan Electric Company, and oofing work lo Industrial Sheet Vletal and Roofing, and plumb- ng work lo ABC Plumbing and Healing. Phase Two of the new junior ngh school will Include an administrative a r e a , library, study hall, gymnasium for physical education, music room, shop, home economics afea, arl center, science section, special education rooms and general classrooms. The 67,200 square foot slruclure will be financed with money from last spring's $1.75 million bond issue. Smith cal- culaled the total cost of the school construction and furnishing at $1.621,458. This figure includes the architect's D.M. Lewis and Associates, fee. Subtracting the total figure from the amount of bond money r e c e i v e d , 'Smith estimated $119,592 will be left for use in expanding the high school's vocational education program and for elemenlary classroom expansion. Sound Center Values Weather Forecast Sunny weather is forecast Wednesday for most of the Â·nation. Milder wcallicr is ex- pected from the central Plains across the Rockies to the Pacific coast. Northern stales will remain cool. Rain is forecast for northern New Bugland. (AP Wireplioto) Milts Is Not Expected At His Office This Week WASHINGTON (AP) -- An " aide to Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark., said Tuesday lhat Mills is " not expected to return lo his " congressional office this week. Gene Gqss, Mills' adminis- *' Iralivc assislant, could not ex- Â·Â· plain why Mills did not appear at his Washington office Tues" day, but Goss said Mills still was at his suburban Virginia " home. It was t h e . e i g h t h day lhat " Mills failed to show up since he " was involved in the bizarre Tid- "Â· al Basin incident in which a - - woman companion plunged into the backwater of the Polomac River. Tuesday also was the day when Ihe House narrowly - missed overriding a presides 'Â·Â· tial velo of a bill culling off aid - to Turkey. ' Mills, chairman of Ihe House Ways and Means Committee, - has uol been seen publically ' since he was involved in an em- - harassing incident with an ex- Â·Â·Â· stripper and U.S. Park Police at Washington on Oct. 7. The congressman is sched- . uled to make several appear... ances in Arkansas later this .. week. Gene Goss, said he thought Mills would speak to the Liltle Rock Jaycees Thursday at 6:15 1 p.m. at the Sam Pack Hotel. "I haven't been told other- wise," Goss said. "As far as 1 - know, he will give the speech." Goss was asked about a re" port that he might give the '-' speech for Mills. "I've filled in for Congress' man Mills before, but I haven't received my inarching orders - to speak Thursday." Spokesmen at Conway High . School and at Hendrix College said Mills' office confirmed - speaking engagements th/re for : Friday. Rail Retirement Bill Passage Over Veto Seen WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is expected to follow the House in overriding President Ford's veto of a railroad relire- ment bill and thus enact it into law. Medical Center Expansion Bids To Open Oct. 24 Bids on construction of a major addition to Washington Regional Medical Center will be opened at 2 p.m. Oct. 24 by ' the hospital's Board of Gover. The bidding date was announced at Tuesday night's meeting of the board 'at the medical center. Chairman Joe McKim said that general contractors bidding on the estimated $11 -million project will submit bids only after ascertaining prices ap- roximalcly two or three hours jefore sealed hids are opened. The $11 million estimate is a reduction from the $12 million first projected. Estimated construction time is 28 months after work begins. The board empowered the Building and Grounds Committee, headed by Dr. Don Baker, to obtain a feasibility study for a parking ramp at the Center. Local Men To Present Research Dr. William C. House, professor of management in Ihe University of Arkansas College of Business Administration and James E. Shankle, director of computer services, will present a paper at the joinl meeting of the Operations Research Society of America and The : n d u s I r i al Management Sciences in San Juan. Puerto ico, today through Friday. The paper is entitled "An Evaluation Model for Selecting the Optimum Mix of Processing Units, Communication Controllers, and Terminals in a Statewide Educational Network." 11 describes, House said, an approach used to evaluate the Board members have been In consultation with the Fayette ville Parking Aulhority and the feasibility study is necessary whether the proposed ramp-is built under the authority or by the cenlcr. The sludy will determine traffic''flow and cost estimates. The ramp is not included he overall package of the expansion. The financial report for September showed continued high utilization, with the occupancy rale maintained at 90 per cent. The rate averaged 89 per cent 'or the pasl year cmnpared lo 84 per cent for 1973. A resolution was approved commending the Search Committee's work which culminated last week in the appointment of K.M. (Mick) Beninghoven as adminisfrator. The committee was composed of Ken Bartholomew, Dr. Baker, and Vernon Fitzhugh. Since the resignation of Richard Williams in July the committee had screened afmost 70 applicants for the position. Dale Ducote, acting administrator, reported that the new ambulance, authorized at an earlier board meeting, has been delivered. He said an order for two additional new ambulances was placed last week anc delivery expected on the first within 30 days and on the second 90 days later. Dr. Jack Wood, chief of the medical slaff, expressed the appreciation of the staff which was, for the first time, given the opportunity to participate in the selection of an administra tor. HP-310 The hoard met in a brief executive session to complete details for the employment of the new administrator, who is expected to assume duties in mid-November. exlcnl which alternative If Ihe action is laken loday, !l - would be the first time Congress has overridden a veto in : Ford's presidency. The bill is designed to put on Its feet the virtually bankrupt railroad retirement system by committing $285 million in federal funds annually for the next 25 years, a tofal of $7.1 billion. Ford said this was unfair to the taxpayers and that Con- Â· grcss ought lo be able to come Â·Â· up with a belter plan. However, sponsors of Ihe leg- islalion who have slruggled with the problems of the system for years said they knew of no better solution. They pointed out that future Â·pension benefits will be trimmed back under the compromise plan included in the bill. If there is no federal subsidy, even current pension pay- Â·Â· menls must be cut back, they Â· contended. - The House vote to override was 360-12. So far Ford has vetoed six bills; the House tally . was his firsl setback on any of these measures. About 1 million relired work; er.s and survivors now receive railroad relircmcnl paymenls. The industry has approximately 600,000 workers on its current , payrolls. computer-communication configurations satisfy multiple system objectives such as m i n i m u m cost, maximum t h r o u g h p u t , expansion capability, local control, fast response to user requests, and minimum changes in existing procedures." A unique feature of the model is the inclusion of both objeclive and subjective elements and the extent to which it provides for user parlicipalion in Ihe evaluation process. Farmers Co-Op Meets Ocf. 24 The 2Clh annual meeting of the Farmers Cooperative Corporation of Cave Springs will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Community Building. Missouri Couple Pleads Guilty Kenneth and Mary Couch of Monelt, Mo., pleaded guilty in Washington Circuit Court Tuesday to charges of violation of the Arkansas hot check la\v. Couch, who had originally pleaded innoccnl Sept 19, was sentenced lo Iwo years in Ihe slale prison. Circuit Judge Maupin Cummings deferred the sentence so lhat rcslllution and court costs could be paid. Couch was found guilty of a July 6 incidcnl in which a $112 check was passed lo Wal-Mart of Â· Springdale. The check, drawn on the Gillioz Bank and Trust Company of Monett, was writlen without sufficient funds. Mrs. Couch, sentenced to four years in the state prison, was convicted of passing a $101 check lo Ihe Poor Boy Market of Springdale. The check was also drawn on the Billioz Bank and Trust Company of Monett. A.L. Hollingsworth of Cave Springs, general manager of the co-op, said thai 2,400 farmers will receive equity savings checks al the meeting. The checks, he said, represent a cash value of $41,083. Hollingsworth added that the equity checks, distributed over a 26 year period, have now totaled more than $573,000. Cycle Stolen Theft of a gold 1971 Honda motorcycle from a parking lot a t Carlson Terrace was reported lo police early today by Drew Sims of Carlson Terrace. He said Ihe cycle was taken between 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. today. Stereo Record Player FM Stereo; FM-AM Radio 279 With all these features: 3-speed BSR auto/manual turntable, Sony ceramic cartridge with diamond stylus, oil- dampened tonearm cueing lever, automatic FM stereo monoswitching with signal light, inputs and outputs for tape units, separate bass, treble and volume controls, and much more. 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