Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 20, 1974 · Page 3
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 3

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, October 20, 1974
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Along The Highways Mall Arts And Crafts Show A carefully hand-crafted chasers at the Flaming Fall purse, Ihe 'work of a Little Arts and Crafts Show in the Rock woman, Is examined mall' of the Northwest Arby a pair of prospective pur- kdnsas Plaza. The show drew artists and craftsmen from a wide area. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) · ·ffliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin The Capitol Report ··· By Senator Morriss Henry The driver services office of the State Revenue Department .has asked the Legislative Coun- 'cil to consider changing the dri- -, vers* licensing laws to require · each vehicle operator to undergo an eye examination every four years in order to renew his license. " T h e recommendation i s ·: aimed, of course, at improving 'highway safety across our state, "but I wonder if it doesn't miss the mark. Testing vision to qualify may be too narrow in that it only singles out one type of physical impairment as a potential interference with the safe operation 'of a motor vehicle. The recommendation i g n o r e s epilepsy, loss of hearing and Bther physical impairments which might just as likely con tribute to vehicle accidents as poor vision. On the other, hand, many people with any of the iabove-mentioiied physical impairments drive safely day-in, day-out on our streets and high- .ways. ' Statistics I have seen indicate that the high accident rate 'among drivers in the 18-25 age category. Yet, testing for physi cal impairments would remove .very few of these persons from the road - since · vision and ^hearing impairments are norm ·ally found in senior citizens, no! our young peopls. ' Establishing fair procedures ^for determining who should bi deprived of the right to drive "will be a difficult chore. Grea "care should be taken to assure ;that such procedures do no result in discrimination agains :senior citizens and only mini mal improvement in highwaj .safety. Loss of a driver's license tc ;a person who needs to drivi ;to church, t h e grocery store the doctor, or visit grandchild ·ren could result in great incon lenience to a segment of ou ^population which is involved h .a relatively small proportional Tshare of motor vehicle acci ,:dents. ". Loss of their drivers' licens '.would severely curtail thei ;abllity to care for themselve 'and make them more dependen ·on society at a time in thei |lives when they need som '·degree of personal indepeni '·'·nee. '. Before tha General Assembl '.-is asked to do something whic .might well t u r n ' o u t - t o be .-pig in a poke, I feel carefu consideration should be given this issue. In an effort to in constructive insight into e fairness of this proposed w, I have written a number other eye specialists around e state, asking their reactions the proposal. I have also .ked the Legislative Council aff to determine the policies other states governing such censing requirements. I invite your comments. · Best Film '. NEW YORK (AP) -- Of th ,'48 films entered in the first In '.ternatipnal Ski Film Festivi ;here, judges chose a winner i ,each of five categories. Then .film titled "Skivision 74," pr Sliced by Willy Bogner Jr. ·Munich, was given the gran "prize. · The five films all will shown at ski shows in Sa 'Francisco Cow Palace, Los A Tgeles Convention Center, Ch :cago Arlington Park, Detro Eobo Hall, Boston Com .monwealth Pier Exhibition Ha ;and New York Coliseum durin October and November. fOLOSTOlO" RENTALS **MJI Firettevllfe Dnf X.«Ue$HU» Thomas Sentenced LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- iWi liam Thomas, 22, of Palestin ivas sentenced Friday in U.f District Court to four years i prison for attempted robbery o the Palestine- branch of th First National Bank of Easter Arkansas. Judge G. Thomas Eisele im posed the sentence. When Thomas was tried Sep 17, a teller, Mrs. Jenny Hanne said Thomas stuck a gu through her teller's windov then left after she said, ."Ar you serious?" ' She said she had been robbe twice before the day tha Thomas walked into the ban As he walked out, she pushet the alarm button. Northwest Arkanwi TIMES, Sun., Oct. 20, 5974 AYETTIVILLI, ARKANSAS Ex-Miner Spreads The Word MIDDLESBORO, Ky. AP -- mounlains near his home. Lai long the highways and back cr he began making small oads are thousands of crosses wooden signs, then started pro- nd signs proclaiming "Get ducing crosses made of con- ight With God" and "Jesus crole poured irilo wooden molds aves." It's the liletlme work of one ..Each cross weighs aboul I,- lan -- a retired coal miner om Eastern Kentucky, whose gns stand in all 50 stales and construct! 2 foreign nations and prov ices. "People tell me they ibink 's a company that does it or omebody hired to put up them gns," said H. Harrison flayes, an elfin man who's een spreading the Lord's word or more than 50 years. As a young man Mayes was everely injured in a rock fall i the mine. Doctors said he 'oulcl die hut Mayes believes 11; Lord saved him, so "I fig- red I would devote Hie resl of life to warning others to fol- ow his word." Mayes erects most of his igns along interstate highways ecause "it's where the masses ravel." He knows the laws limiting dvertising on highways, but loesn't always abide by the ules and regulations. "It's all respassing," he acknowledged, 'but you can't get Anywhere if /on ask -- it doesn't do any ;ood." Mayes tries lo pul the signs on righl-of-ways, but has occasionally strayed onto privale property. He has had a few ·uri-ins with angry property owners, but said he has managed to talk his way oul of Ihe ierapcs. PEOPLE LEERY People are leery of religious signs because "religion has a different feel to it," he said. 'People don't like the idea for a dozen reasons." A major stumbling block for most people is the fact that Mayes doesn't belong to a church or a religious denomination. A larger obstacle is that he doesn't pay to erect his signs. "One 'guy told me to take my sign down -- thai he could get $300 for a sign like that on his property," Mayes said. The design and size of the signs has changed over Ihe years. In 1917 Mayes began painting messages on the rocks in the Discusses Busing Sen. Edward Kennedy t a l k s with reporters in New York during a dinner sponsored by the Israel bond drive on Tuesday. Kennedy said t h e use of federal troops to help check racial conflict o v e r Boston school busing should he a lasl resorl. (AP Wire- liho(o) on wooden frames, which are durable but much lighter. Ho said a truck can carry about 75 of the new lightweight signs, compared to only about tour to six of tlie concrete crosses. Mayes manufactures about 1(10 signs a year in a workshop al Ihe rear of his house, which is built in Ihe shape of a cross. llUli NUB'S PLACE The door of his .cluttered office, where he keeps files on all lie signs he has erected, is narked "Hub Nub's Theo ogical Seminary." When the signs are ready .daycs hires a Iruck and drivci ind Ihey begin a cross-country rek to place the signs. Mayes also paints messages on oil cloth and mails Ihcm lo Missionary groups around the vorld. Mosl he prinls in Eirg ish, but he has obliged re quesls for signs in Japanese nd Spanish. Mayes' wife, Lillie, is rcspon siblc for another side of the op eration messages in whiskey lollies dropped into the sea flic half-pinls conlain cards printed in 16 languages, in eluding Chinese, advising tin finder to "Prepare to Mee God." The bottles are mailed ti friends and postmasters wh pui them in rivers or the ocear The Mayes have received card from all over Ihe world froi people who have found the bol ties. Recently they heard froi someone in the Philippines wh found a bottle that had bee dropped off the west coast o Nicaragua 23 years before. WHILE IT IS NEWS IN THE TIMES T| · 3A · MS I A WORN OUT MUFFLER IS LIKE A RATTLESNAKE! Like a latllesnake, if you can hear your mull for, you know there's danger nearby. IL means your muffler is worn oul and is exposing you to deadly caibon monoxide gas. U your muffler is getting noisy, don't risk your lile or your family's 1 another day. Slop in and have us replace it with one of our lew-cost, premium quality milliters. STOP IN TODAY FOR A FREE MUFFLER CHECK. EQ OF FAYE11EVILLE Hwy. 71 So. Loeosl St. Phone 521-5422 05-Ol'JWJNnS Anniversary NEW- YORK (AP) - The hundredth anniversary of Winston Churchill's birth is Nov. 30, and among the books to commemorate the occasion is Rand McNally's new "Winston Churchill: A Pictorial Life History." According to the book, 18 year-old Winston once complained to his mother, "I can never do anything right." Yel on his 90th birthday, greetings poured in addressed simply "To The Greatest Man Alive." from NOTHING CHAINS by DANECRAFT Nothing Chains add Ihe finishing touch to your wardrobe. The dainty chain comes in lengths from 15" to 24". To be worn solo or mixed with beads. 12-karat Gold Filled and Sterling Silver. 3.00 to 8 JO. Boston Stare III Shop Northwest Arkanstaj Plaza TO a.m. lo 9 p.m. P The World's Finest Hand-Knits All the romance of Eire is depicted in these select wool hand-knitted sweaters. We have both men's and ladies' in many handsome styles. Colors are N'atural Bainin, Black Silver, and Grey Sheep. In response to the many requests from the People of Northwest Arkansas, Boston Store is bringing the Irish Fortnight to rayetlevillee. AN IRELAND FORTNIGHT OCT. 21-26 Boston Store Shop Northwest Arkansas Plaza 10 a.m. to 9 USE YOUR BOSTON STORE CHARGE

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