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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 6

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Sunday, October 20, 1974
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«A · Northwest Arkanm TIMES, Sun., Oct. 20, 1974 EAYITTtVIH.1. ARKANSAS For Board Of Directors Meet The Candidates... Editor's Note :. MARION JOHNSON 'Marion E. Johnson, '13, who ^as born in adjacent Madison County and has lived in tfayetteville practically his life, is Position 5 on all of candidate lor the city Board oj Directors. He will be oppposed in the G e n e r a l Election in Orion, an incumbent, and Miller iccessily of a city income tax.! i think we are taxed enough as it is. I think also that the .axes we pay are ample to take care of the expenses if the funds ore handled right," he said. Johnson thinks that if more revenues are needed to combat inflation they must come from a higher cost for the city services. "I can't see that any cuts can be made in services," he said. Johnson views the street situation as deplorable. "The street situation is terrible and I lliink this is one of the major items the city should be looking at right now," he said. SEES SEWER PROBLEM "Many of the sewer lines will have to be replaced shortly; many are too small to do the job and the capacity of the reatmenl plant is overloaded, 'here are a lot of tilings that tiave to be taken into con ideralion," lie said. Johnson ses the city boart is administrative, (by law if s not), but not dictorial. "By Ms 1 mean I don't like to sit m a board meeting and see man's reasonable rezoning re quest turned down C. Ford. '· A contractor and land developer, Johnson is seeking the position because he sees need for local people to serve on the board. His prime concern is real estate development. Johnson served in the fielc artillery in the Korean W a r for two years and in the Army Reserves tor seven years. He is a Baptist and a past vice president of the Northwest A r k a n s a s Home Builders Association, the former the parents of four children ranging in age from 12 to 2C years. They make their home He and Iiis wife Betty Brown, are at 2135 East Huntsville St. Johnson does not see the jecause some board simply member: voted authoritatively, rathe: ,han considerately," he said. He favors the city-manage type of government and see it as the only system that wi work. Johnson would not favor cut service. "Parks and recre at ion are a vital part of th city services, but there ' time for all things and if th city is able to afford this would say yes. If however, th city is financially embarrasse then I would say no to t h i service," he said. He is seeking the position, h says, because he wants loci people to serve on the boar( "" have lived here almost a of my lite and T plan to li\ here. I see local people the rest of it great need for The two articles on this page are 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. erve on the board. Johnson has no special in- erests, no pet projects and no axe to grind, he said. "I have lisagreed with the board manj imes on the burdens they ari ilacing on land development ?his is not an axe to grind lowever I want to serve in th lest interest of my f e l l o w Fayeltevillians. My vole on any ordinance would be considerati rather than authoritative. SEES PROBLEM Johnson said that sub-dividing n Fayetteville stands in seriou jeopardy now because of ex pcnses to the developers. "Tw developers have already pulle up stakes and moved thei operations to Rogers. Other are talking about quitting o moving. What is wrong? Th model city ethics along wit inflationary developing cost simply drove them away. With so much extra expens being levied on the develope he can hardly make a profi so he quits. This is my prim concern and I would not ac in favor of myself. I woul work for the interests of a concerned," he said. Mayor Russell Purdy is lac-1 g opposition in his race for -election to the City Board of irectors from 0. W. Ostmcyer, rs. Pat Carlson, Raymond litchell and David Colston. He a candidate for Position 6 Purdy,. 71, of 868 Skyline rive, has been mayor of Fay- tteville the past two years and as served four years on the card. Purdy has lived in Fayette- ille for the past nine years. e and his wife, Mrs. Hazel urdy, are the parents ot three lildren. A retired engineer, he s a graduate of the College of rngineering of the University f Arkansas. He is a member the Lion's Club and a Bapst. He feels the city's chancos 0 combat inflation are "pretty lin. We could cut back on yerything but emergency ser- ice -- but we would wreck he city doing it." "There is one place we've al eady tried and that's in fuel avings" he said. In my opinion, he hottest and most explosive ssue in the country today is mporled fuel. "Even a little cutback is vorthwhile. The city has al- eady started using smaller vehicles and doing away with luxury items in them and that's about the only practical way we can save money." Purdy views the board as 'definitely a policy-making body and policy only." As far as changes in present services, Purdy said "the things 1 wish we could do are ilmit- less, but we must maintain the An All-Time Record Labor Contributions To Congressional Races WASHINGTON (AP) - Labor unions have contributed more than $2.8 million to House and Senate candidates this year and have an additional $4.7 million to spend with the elections only three weeks off, a private research group reported Saturday. The group called the total oi labor money an all-time record. Twenty-three Senate candidates received more than $10, : 000 with seven getting more than $50,000, according to the study by the Citizens' Research Foundation of Princeton, N.J. Sen.. Howard Metzenbaum the top recipient, received $168,700 from labor unions ii his losing bid against formei astronaut John Glenn in the Ohio Democratic primary ilenn received $75,400 from labor. Organized labor also contrib- iled heavily to the campaigns of Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, who received $89,474; Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., $62,872; and Democratic Rep. William Roy, who received $56,938 in his campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas. Dole got only $300 from labor, according to the report. In House races, 40 candidates received more than $10,000, with the most going to four Democrats who earlier this year won in special elections in Republican-held districts. They were J. Bob Traxler of Michigan, $49,135; Thomas Lu- ken of Ohio. $41,40Bt Rtehard V u n d e r V o e n c f Michigan, $26,266; and John Burton 01 ca- lif., $24,050. The report said that ot the $2.8 million already contributed by labor this yeai\ about 20 per cent was given to challenging candidates and the remaining 80 per cent to incumbents. Democrats received most of the Richard Schweiker of good done." things we've already "We don't have to expand to say that we've done a good -job. Garbage collection is much improved, with new trucks anc new routes. "We have more miles of quality streets than we have had I 'believe, ever before. Also the parks and recreation work we have done has exceeded any Slate Truck Driver Killed In Oklahoma hmg in many, many years Purdy said when asked why ie was running for the position lat it was because of "a desire o continue to see Fayetteville levelop as a good town. If an cast the vote the people f this town entrust me with -- and I hope they will entrust me with it again -- honestly ntelligently and flexibly, to the end that Fayetteville is a little lit better place to live in than t was when I came. I will be happy, grateful man." Purdy said he "positively, de- 'initely and emphatically" supports the present form of city government. "I feel t h a t the old mayor form was an unequitable form of government where the top man was responsible to the well-to- do of the community, in some ases. "With the city manager form, the administrator is responsible only to the board that hired him and, as a result, is more OKLAHOMA truck driver was CITY (AP)-A killed responsive citizens." to the needs of all At Newark's Afrikan Freeschooi Toddlers Study With High School Students By CRISPIN CAMPBELL Free School student, with an NEWARK I African personality, to the low(AP) -- What do a es t "l-kwkifunza, a student who Junior high school student and fi 2-year-old have in common? ' Tney both take science, social ·tudies and history. That is, if the toddler attends Newark's Afrikan Free School. Bibi Amena Baraka, AFS director and wife of poet-playwright Imamu Amiri Baraka, icii said the school was started five tion years ago as an after-hour tutoring program. "The school started when we "discovered the public schools were not doing an adequate job of educating our children," he *aid. "In addition to neglecting black African cultural and historical background, they were not giving children the academ ics necessary to survive. "We were teaching drama in Ihe afternoon program and the children were having a hare time learning their lines. Then we finally realized they couldn't read." Mrs. Baraka said the school run by the Temple of Kawaida the religious organization heac ed by Baraka, will eventuall teach children from pre-schoo through fourth grade. ', Children in the fifth throng eighth grades attend the orgai Station's Marcus Garvey scboo and plans are in the works fo establishment of a high school i In addition to social studie science and history, the ch: dren are taught reading, mat ematics, Swahili, karate an the Kawaida religion. ?Mrs. Baraka, who has thre children in AFS. said a class karate was offered because the needs to study more." On the 2-to 3-year-old or preschool level, the children are taught the letter sounds, to recognize and spell their names and addresses, the names of their families and classmates; to count to ten, to recognize numerals and to do simple addi- and the hands are placed on the shoulders of the opposite arms. The boys assume "arig- ulia," or the position of attention, with the arms folded across the chest with each hand on the elbow of the opposite arm. Mrs. Baraka said the school is funded through private donations and state and federal educational grants. The 4-to 5-year-olds learn ords in reading and easy ad- ition, while the first-grade lass learns language usage. Mrs. Baraka said students vho transfer to AFS from anther program are usually be- lind their students, hut the eachers work with them until icy reach a level comparable o the others. The 614-hour school day for he AFS student begins at 8:30 .m. with exercise, preparation or class and inspection. The children line up accord- ng to cjass and height as one child inspects the face, ears and fingernails of the others. If a child fails to pass inspection, ie cleans up and a note is sent :o the parent. At 10 o'clock, the students begin a series of 20-minute class periods with time out for lunch She must said he the AFS members teachers of the and recess. The children are taught that "to work is an honor" and "you don't come to school to play,' Mrs. Baraka said. In class, the AFS students have a particular way of an swering and presenting mate rial. Temple of Kawaida and adhere to the school's collective ap proach to education which is taught in special training sessions. Mrs. Baraka said the curriculum is based on group dis cipline and teaching subjects in a positive manner. For example, the school makes its own texts, including readers in which stories are composed of words frof a spelling list. One teacher mighl have, "We are black, beautiful African people and we wil! vin," as the lesson. The spell- ng-list words from the story vould be African, black, people, we win and beautiful. "We have found that children earn in order," she said, mow when I was in school, we would learn the spelling list in order and If the teacher switch ed the words around, we couldn't spell them. children were "interested in martial arts." j African and U.S. history are taught Monday and Tuesday, European history, Wednesday; world history, Thursday; and Friday is current events day. ·;The children are graded on a seven-point system, with the highest grade being 7-wousi, described as "The total African Cotton Harvest LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Little Rock Cotton Classing Of- ice of the Department of Agriculture said Saturday that cotton harvesting increased in parts of Arkansas last week. However, R. M. Brownlee, who heads the Little Rock of- ice. said cotton has been slow in opening. He said gins in some locations are in full operation, while others have not begun their season. With continued good weather, Brownlee said the harvest should be in full swing by the end ot the next 10 days. The classing office classed 44,666 cotton samples during .he week which ended Thursday. That brings the total num.- 3er of samples classed for the season to 56,435 --7 compared with 118,438 samples classed Held In New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Authorities here held Larry Buckelew, 24, of Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday on charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The FBI said Buckelew anc Steve Norton, 33, of Glen Allen, Miss., were arrested in connection with an armed robbery at Phoenix earlier this year. Three men allegedly took $100,000 in .cash and jewelry from a Phoenix resident am that incident. Officers are stil searching for a' third man thought to be involved. Said Increased during the same period a year ago. Brownlee said that the demand for spot cotton is weak. He said cotton samples are stacking up due to lack of interest from buyers. Brownlee said some bids lave been made on cotton, but hey were only about 40 cents ier pound. He said farmers lave refused those bids and hus crop contracting remains at a standstill. New Record FARIBAULT, Min. (AP) -'When I put my hands together, they hurt," said Debbie Lazarz after 20 hours of clapping ier hands to claim what she says is a world record. Debbie, 16. began clapping at 6:30 a.m. Thursday and continued until 2:30 a.m. Friday. To best the 14-hour, 20-minute record set 'by a Charlestown, W. Va. boy in 1972, Debbie's clapping had to be heard within 100 yards. Her claps per minute varied from 150 to 232 and about five persons were on hand to keep count -- and to keep Debbie alert. They also fed her. "Hot coffee isn't the easies' thing to drink while you're clapping your hands," Debbie said. Other ways she warded off fatigue were listening to records, dancing and practicing on her balance beam. Saturday in a freak hit-and-run accident and a California parole violator was being sought, police reported. Killed was Jerry Neal of He- bc-r Springs, Ark. Police said Neal, who hac been driving a truck-trailer from Tulsa to Sacramento, Calif., parked the rig on the west side NE Expressway ill fa: northeast Oklahoma City. Neal had walked across the highway to a restaurant and in walking back to his truck, Neal was near the expressway me dian when a northbound truck came at him. Neal turned to run back to the side of the road, but tripped and fell. The wheels of th truck ran over Neal's legs, po lice said. The driver of the truck, Os car E. Becker, 26, Derby, Kan said he was unable to stoj when Neal fell. Becker finalls stopped and ran back to wher Neal lay. He used a flashligh to try and warn oncoming traf fio until Neal could he moved. But another truck approache and Becker said rather tha stopping, the truck swerve from the rrght hand lane to th left, running over Neal, an kept going. Oklahoma City police sai witnesses gave them a descrip tion of the truck. They said Ca ifornia authorities said it be longed to James Everett Hu chinson, 25, originally froi Springfield, Mo. California au thorities said Hutchinson wa being sought for parole viola tion. Oklahoma City police sail Joseph Urges Birth Control For Lower Class BIRMINGHAM, England AP) -- The man regarded by ome as a contender to replace Edward Heath as Conservative larty leader on Saturday urged lirth control among the lower :lasses to prevent what he :alled the degeneration of Brit- sh society. Sir Keith Joseph, former Con- ;ervative social security minis- er. blamed much of Britain's social ills on what he calle'd vorking class sexual promiscuity that leads to teen-age regnancies and illegitimate lirths. "The balance of our popu- ation, our human stock is hreatened," he told a meeting n this major industrial city 100 miles north of London. Joseph said more and more 3ritish children were being jorn to the least fit mothers :he unmarried, the deserted, :hose of low intelligence and low education. "They are producing problem children, the future unmarried mothers, delinquents, denizens of our borstals, subnormal education establishments, prisons, hostels for drifters^" he said. A barstal is a reform school. Joseph said one in three of all births in Britain were to unlit mothers. Joseph said, extending birth control facilities to the working class meant condoning immorality, but asked, "Which is the lesser evil?" money Sen * v .u..«. Pennsylvania Was the biggest R e p u b l i c a n recipient with $37,030. The AFL-CIO lists 47 challengers on its priority list, but the report noted that only 12 received more than $12.000. Organized labor has set as its goal a gain of more than 40 seats in the House. That would put Democrats in the range of two-thirds control, making for a "veto-proof" Congress. The 435- member House is currently made up ot 248 Democrats and 187 Republicans. The goal of gaining 40 or more seats is derived from an AFL-CIO list of 83 key races, at the heart of which are 47 districts -- nearly half of them concentrated in the eight Midwestern states -- in which labor is backing a direct chal- enge against Republican office holders. In 1970, the report said, 54 labor organizations reported over-all political expenditures of $5.2 million during the entire election year. "With $4.8 million already spent, and another $4.7 million hand, the ex- labor this year in cash on penditures by should be an all-time record," the citizens' foundation said. -The $4.8 million includes the $2.8 million in direct political contributions plus an estimated $2 million for administrative expenses, staff salaries, office . rentals and printing costs, according to foundation spokesman Kent Cooper. The labor organizations accounted for 80 per cent of the total contributions listed in the report. BXP1-RT WATCH REPAIR , · ' ' ·__· / ^ sWTrrs CTNertk 5th Annual ANTIQUES Show and Sale Rogers Armory October 18, 19, 20 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 27 Dealers Open 9-5, Monday thru Saturday When the teacher asks a question, those who know th answer indicate this by placing one fist under the elbow of th other arm making an "L" with (heir arms. If the child is called upon to recite, he or she rises and assumes the correction position. 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