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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 21, 1974
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For Board Of Directors Meet The Candidates MRS. PAT CARLSON Mrs. Pat Carlson, 54, of 790 Missouri Way is running for position six on the Board of Directors. She is opposed by three other candidates, Mayor Russell Purdy, O. W. Ostmeyer and Raymond Mitchell. Mrs. Carlson has lived in Fayetteville since 1971, after retiring from the U.S. Air Force. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and is a member of the .League of Women Voters. Mrs. Carlson practiced law for five years in .Florida. Mrs. Carlson would give consideration to a city income tax, If need be,, but said "the city income tax provisions, as now provided under Arkansas Statutes are, I believe, impractical and unacceptable to the people." She went on to say that "a tax that is more effec- .tive and the one that really produces evenly is a sales tax. Of course, the city can't levy an additional sales tax, but I · wish our city would give con- .sideration to encouraging our legislature to pass a one-cent Increase in the sales tax for all cities and counties with food and medicine exempt." She believes that one way to control inflation in the city is by more careful financial management. "We have to watch our budget very carefully, particularly our water-sewer finances." When asked how she viewed the board, Mrs. Carlson replied "naturally I view it exactly the way it was intended under the state statutes and there it says that the ultimate legislative and executive authority of the city is in their hands." Mrs. Carlson said she believes the city should emphasize belter contfol'of water'and sewer revenues for the replacement of sewers, construction of storm sewers to replace ditches, etc. She said the city also urgently needs to make progress in the problem of solid waste disposal. "I am running for the position out of civic interest and pride in the city. Nearly all of my professional life has been spent in the field of organization and management within governmental structures," she said. "The t h r e e most essential things I want for the citizens of this town are the most qualified and capable Board of Directors they can elect; I want them to have all the water and sewer revenues directed to their interests and I want a more expeditious approach to solid waste disposal." Mrs. Carlson said her only special interest group is "all the citizens of Fayelteville -they constitute 'the city'." When asked if she favors the present form of city government. Mrs. Carlson replied "yes, I have for a long time, but I'm beginning to think there is much to be said for having an executive department that is more responsible to the people and provides leadership for the municipality. I don't mind the city manager form o f . government provided the Board of Directors is alert and .aware. Usually they're good, but there's a lot to be said for the elected mayor type." Good Teachers BRIARCL1FF MANOR, N.Y (AP) -- According to students at Briarcliff College, a private women's college here, infants between one month and 2 years of age are the best supplements to instruction and textbook reading in their developmental psychology courses. Through working and playing with infants in the college's "Baby Laboratory" for two hours a week throughout the school year, each Briarclif child psychology student is able to observe closely the nature o emotional and physical develop meirt of young children through the first two years of their lives. Pfostk STORM WINDOW cJLewi* U3r HARDWARE Northwest Corner of Square Editor's Note 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. directors primarily as a policy making body with supervision owers over the administration. 'I favor the city manager form of government because, from what I can see, with proper lolicy and administrative duties ·neing performed, the city has _ better chance to function for lhe good of all the people. I think it takes politics out of ~.ity government," he said. He would want to take a iloser look at the present services before deciding whether ixpansion or cuts are necessary n thnm "di Hiip f£*v* A u,~~~ 0. W. (GUS) OSTMEYER O.W. (Gus) Ostmeyer, a real- or who owns Fidelis Real Estate Co., is making a second bid for a position on the Fayetteville Board of Directors. He las filed for Position 6, an at- arge position which has attracted the largest number of candidates in the race for the »even member board. His opponents are Mayor Jussell Purdy, Mrs. T.C. (Pat) Carlson, both current members of the Board, and Raymond ilitchell. Carrol D. (David) Colston has also filed and will appear on the ballot in the November election if the suit filed by the two candidates who are under 30 is declared unconstitutional. Ostmeyer has also run for positions with the county government and was defeated this spring for election to County Judge. A native of St. Louis, born n 1905, Oslmeyer has been in Fayetteville for the past ten years, coming here after retirement as a federal employe. He s a Methodist, a member of the Elks Club, and the father of a son and daughter, who make their homes in San Diego Calif, and Washington D;C. He and his wife Ruth live at 1140 E. Towship Road. The candidate feels a city ncome tax is not necessary at this time. "I think the city has ample revenues at this time ' he said. Inflation is a national prob em and Ostmeyer would sus- aendsll futuristic planning until the financial situation levels out. He sees no way to curtail city services, and recommends that cuts be made only in alarming. "Planning, of course, , a necessary, because if you don't plan you stand still and if you don't have orderly plans you don t make progress. You should, however, not run future generations i n t o unlimite debt," he said. Ostmeyer sees the board of n them. "At this time there are no programs or services 'hat need to be expanded or :ut but I would not know until I look a closer look at it," he said. Ostmeyer is seeking the position because he thinks citizens should be willing to offer their services to the city. "I Ihink that anyone who believes they have the capabilities to function as a director and is willing to devote the time and energies necessary, s h o u l d seriously consider offering their services to the city. I have a diversified experience over a number of years. I believe the functions of the directors are such that they are in a position to weigh, on an equal footing the morality and the spirit of the law with that of the legality and the letter of the law. I think that a varied background of experience plus common sense, are the prime qualifications for a city director," he said. While he has no formal platform, Ostmeyer feels that each decision must be made on its merits. "I have no pet projects represent no special interests and do not have an axe to grind. It is evident by the fact that in previous campaigns for county jobs 1 financed my own campaigns without the help of friends or interests so I have no obligations to anyone," he said. Ostmeyer also said he is not running against anyone. "I have just made myself available, Two of my opponents are presently members of the board. If the voters are happy with the way they have conducted the city business then they should vote for them. If they aren't then they should consider the other opponents," Ostmeyer said, adding he thinks there should be four or five candidates for each position. " I .. thi "k a director should consider the wants of the people and then vote his conscience. i have attended a few of Hie meetings and the more articul- apt to h» ! r their This is when, I ^ lluo is wnen, i think, directors have to use common sense and vote what if right for the city at large, not only those living today but those who will live here tomorrow. Lethal Pot SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) The San Rafael Independent- Journal recently received a frantic phone call Trom a man who did not identify himself. He told the newspaper that someone had stolen a 7.5-foot- iugh marijuana plant from the front porch of his home which be had been spraying with a deadly drug which could prove fatal if the leaves from the plant were smoked. "I was doing it according to instructions i n . a handbook which said if properly handlec the plant would become super- pot," the caller said, "hut the treatment had not been completed. "I can't go to the police, but I don't want someone to die, el ther." . RAYMOND D. MITCHELL Raymond D. Mitchell, 42, senior agent for Frontier Air- ines for IB years, is a candidate for position 6 of the Fayetteville City Board of Directors. The at-!arge position has attracted a field of four other c a n d i d a t e s , including t w o current board members, Mayor Russell Purdy and Mrs. Pat Carlson. David Colston will be a candidate if the age requirement for directors is changed and Gus Oslmeyer has also 'iied for position. Mitchell, a native of Drake's Creek in Madison County has Jived in Fayetteville for 19 years. In addition lo his position with Frontier Air Lines he is Mitchell Oil Company, general manager of Tri County Oil Co., northwest division and a part- er in Mitchell Brothers Co., chemical distribution company. He is a graduate of the College of Education at the University of Arkansas, served two years in the U.S. Air Force in Alaska and taught in the public schools of Huntsville and Elkins. A- deacon of Ridgeview Baptist Church he is a member of "Ridgeviews Gospel Sirigers and the board of the directors of the Northwest Arkansas Gospel Singers Association. He is married to the former Daphina Drake and they have two sons, Dwain, a senior at Fayetteville High School and D wight a fourth grader at Root School. They live at 1540 Rolling Hills Drive. Mitchell has some mixed reactions to a city income tax. I would be for a city income tax, but only as a last resort of taxation. People are burdened enough with the present lax structure and unless a dire emergency should arise I don't see any reason to put an extra burden on the people," lie said Mitchell feels that measures to combat inflation on a city level would have to he viewed m light of the circumstances at the time. "One way to combat it is in purchasing. The city might expand its spectrum of materials and the dissemination of their use. : would take each situation by itself and try to get the most amount of goods for the least amount of dollars spent. A lot of fighting inflation can be done in purchasin-g. The services that are now rendered are pretty much essential it would be necessary to scrutinize each department to ascertain if the city is getting a full dollars worth for a dollar spent. The fire and police departments are a must. The sanitation and water departments are necessities but it would be good lo evaluate all the departments," he said The candidate views the city ?° a .TM as a policy making body i, !j r K f l e P olicy is made »ie board has the city manager to carry out the views, dictates and policies that are made by the board. It i s the board's responsibility to evaluate the ways and means the city manager has functioned and to keen a watchful eye to make sure it meets the dictales of the board," he said. Mitchell feels that all the departments of the city are ex- periencing growing pains. "It Is something we are going to have lo evaluate from lime to time. I don't have any specifics at this time, but feel it should come under continuous scrutiny," he said, lie docs not feel any services should be changed without a thorough evaluation. Clly government has always fascinated Mitchell. "It h a s been evident for the past few years we arc coming to a standstill in the p r o g r e s s of our functions of city govcriment and growth. Our population is increasing by leaps and bounds and it is b e c o m i n g more complicated for business to function in the community. I would like to see the area get back to a reasonable rale of growth again for we are practically stand stil now. "We are not making growth fro mthe 'business standpoint. 3ur population is outstripping he business segment. We have gotlcn into so much red tape lown at city hall lhat we need to take a second look. There are ordinances that need to be ooked at for it's almost impossible for business to grow Jecause of the red tape. We iced to evaluate what has been going on and possibly make some alterations at city hall so ur business community can get back into the channel of growth. At the-present time we are all but shut down," he said. Mitchell feels his background in business qualifies him for the position. "I've worked in the jetroleum business, have been n the construction business in ;his town and worked in various other businesses. I have the perspective of what the man Jn the street thinks and what his wishes are. I have worked ivith the people the 19 years and I pretty well know the city and I think this is an asset for the working people," he said. ·Mitchell has not formulaled a platform but plans to meet each issue head-on. "My platform will be formulated day-to day. I want to see the city get back to orderly growlh and see it move forward. A platform can't hold, other than in generalities, because of the changing conditions of lhe economy and the state of government," he said. "I have no pet project, as such and no axe to 'grind with anyone at all " he added. He sees the city manager form of government as the best way to go, but hasn't always thought so. "I think for a city this size it is the best form of government. I wasn't exactly in favor of it in the beginning but I think now it has merit and I would have to go along with it 100 per cent," he said. "I never thought I could afford such a knockout outfit this year. Thank You. Singer." You can make it America! Singer will help. Think of it. Any look you want. For less than you'd spend on dinner out. All it takes is a good sew ; ing machine. A Singer* sewing machine. Because we make things easier. Our Touch Sew* machine for example. It sews everything from knits to whatnots with 15 different stitches. It has McCall's 4269 a built-in buttonholerso you can pick button-up patterns without a second thought. It's got all dial controls', too. And would you believe a push-button ·A Trademark of THE SINGER COMPANY front drop-in bobbin? Exclusive. Because we invented it. What a machine! Get it sale priced now. Another, machine, a mighty efficient zig-zag, is also on sale. On!y*88. And if you haven't turned your old sewing machine into a planter, bring it to Singer. You'll get a generous trade-in allowance. See how Singer helps? On Sale Now: TOUCH SEW sewing machine Model 758 SINGER Sewing Centers and participating Approved Deafen. Search Continues For Hif-And-Run Truck Driver OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -Authorities wore searching Saturday for a California parole 'iolator in connection with a lil-and-run accident which killed an Arkansas truck driver. Police said Jerry Neal of Heer Springs, Ark., who had een driving a truck-trailer rom · Tulsa to California, parked the rig on the west side of NE Expressway here. Neal had walked across the lighway to a restaurant and in valking back to his truck, Neal vas met by a northbound truck near the expressway median. Neal turned to run back to the side of the road, but trippped and fell. The wheels of the :ruck ran over Neal's legs, po- ice said. Tho driver of the truck, Oscar E. Becker 26, of Derby, Kan,, said he was unable to stop when Neal fell. Becker later ran to where *leal lay and used a flashlight o warn oncoming traffic until eal could be moved. But another truck approached and Becker said rather than stopping, the truck swerved, ·an over Nea! and kept going. Police here said witnesses »ave them a description of the ruck. They said California author- ties said it belonged to James Sverett Hutchinson, 25, who was being sought for parole violation. Hearings Open On Rale Increase LITTLE HOCK (AP) _ Ar kansas Power Light Co. is taking its proposed $36.5 million general rate increase before the public today. The state Public Service Commission opened public hearings on the application ir the stale Justice Building this morning. In addition lo higher rates APL has asked for a debt cost adjustment clause. That wouU allow the utility to pass on aulqmalically the cost of borrowing money to customers if the company's cost of debt rises above 6.5 per cent APL's cost of debt at the enc of 1973 was 6.29 per cent. APL also is seeking per mission to pass on automatical Iy to its more than 415,000 customers the cost of its taxes an of purchasing power from other systems. Northwwt Arkemiflt TIMES, Men., Oct. 21, 1974 FAYtTTtVILLt, ARKANSAS VINTAGE P38 PLANE CRASHES LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) 'Corge W. Harper. 40, of Abbeville died Saturday when t h c Vorld War IH vintage P38 air- ilane he was piloting crashed m a city street and exploded nto flames. Revis · Sirmon of Abbeville owner of the p l a n e said Har- ier took the craft up about a half hour earlier to check it Witnesses said they heard the engine sputter several limes as larper circled Lafayette Municipal Airport to land just before the crash. Sirmon saiti he found the P38 'ightnmg Lockheed several ·ears ago and restored it ...Dubbed "The Scatterbrained «; a f' er lhe P38 Sirmon flew n World War II, it was one of he world's few airworthy P38s and frequently was shown in air shows. It also was part of he Confederate Air Force, a iTM?, ? sed organization of WWII vintage planes. WIBIIWITM^ Three Persons Dead In State Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Melvina Price, 66, of near Bentonville is one of three persons dead as the result of Arkansas ' traffic accidents during the weekend. Trooper David Fuller of the State Police identified the other victims as Thomas Davis, 69, of Blytheville and Ed Lee, 87 of New Hope, Trooper Glen Couch said the Price woman died from injuries suffered Sunday when a car tried to miss on the highway and struck the car in which she woman was riding. Fuller said the accident he investigated occurred Friday night when the car which Lee was driving left the highway and struck a culvert. State Police said Davis was killed Sunday night in a one-car crash on U.S. 61 less than one mile south of the Missouri State line. ' · The accident occurred when the car Davis was driving missed a sharp, right curve skidded 76 feet and hit a trailer house, knocking it three feet, No one in the home was in jured, police said. Trial Scheduled CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) --- Carl Lore, thought to have been the last draft evader ar rested before announcement ol conditional amnesty, goes on trial Tuesday rather than ac cept alternative service. Lore, 25, who dropped out ol a National Guard unit after thp 1971 Cambodian invasion, was arrested by the FBI three days before President Ford an nounced his amnesty program Authorities said they believed His arrest on draft evasion charges was the last in the na tion. Lore at first indicated he would agree to the conditiona amnesty but later backed out s a y i n g alternative service would not pay him enough to support his two dependents. 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E v e n old tin cans, 750.0IK) tons of which are dumped in. Britain each year, will, come under scrutiny. The paper says "The Government is sponsoring research on the collection and treatment of tin cans, the British Steel Corporation is looking at ways of using them, and some firms are planning recovery plants." The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Days a Week BE A SALESMAN IN REAL ESTATE Enroll in our Real Estate Course to Start Oct. 22 Prepare to Take the State Real Estate Examination Now. Approved hy lhe Arkansas Her/ Estate Commission. Classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. for 8 weeks. FayetteviHe Business College 221 South Locust Phone 412-2241 Licensed by Slate Dept. of Education Sip it slow... Kentucky Beau We've been making gentlemen's whiskey in Kentucky since 1800. And everything we know has gone into Kentucky Beau. We took our time making it. 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