Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 22, 1974 · Page 3
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 3

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 22, 1974
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For Board Of Directors Meet The Candidates 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. he said. He feels the same' support should be given to the fire department. "I think the City B o a r d should concern itself ,, ., with helping the fire depart- large positions on the Fayette- ment and increase the fire lie Board of Directors. protection for all citizens," he Collier received his education said. Collier sees a need for in Fayetteville, in Little Rock, more adequate lire protect on and served in the United States m the periphery areas which Infantry He is an Episcopalian, could reduce insurance rates by Co-owner of Collier Rexall Drug thousands of dollars for Stores, Inc. and lives at 6300 property owner^ ^ ^ street improvements have been good this past year, thinks .,,., . more is needed." I think we serving on th eboard, and Phil- need io take a closer i ook and of Fayetteville has filed for position 7, one of the three-at- Israel Pours J5fl Million Into Golan Fortifications LORIS STANTON Loris Stanton. has been on the board for the past four years and is running for position seven. He is opposed by Morris Collier and Phillip Taylor. Stanton, 08. and his wife, Mrs. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel Is building more than $50 million worth of new fortifications to bolster its defenses along the 40-mile Golan Heights 'ront with Syria, according to the Israeli state radio. The semiofficial radio's military correspondent reported hundreds of workmen with dozens of bulldozers were trying to complete the construction before winter. The report said the positions were being built to withstand Syrian artillery fire and were being equipped with increased firepower. It said Syrian units could be seen fortifying their lines on the other side of a United Nations buffer zone. Other Israeli sources said civilians in many of the 18 settlements on the Golan Heights were being armed with heavy cannon and mortars. The new fortifications were an apparent Israeli reaction to :he huge influx of Soviet weap ons into Syria since the war a year ago. They also underlinec recent statements by Premier Yitzhak Rabin that Israel is no going to return any more terri tory on the Golan Heights t Syria. The Israelis still hold 44 Huntsvillc Road. He is opposed Stanton, who is lip Taylor. increase street improvements Collier is against a city in- w [,i c h will save wear and tear come tax. "I would not want on vcn icles over the city," he _ any more taxation such as a saic j blanket income tax," he said. If inflation makes inroads into the city b u d g e t · Collier w o u l d favor curtailment of non-essential items. "Police and fire protection have to go on, as do water, sewer and trash disposal. I would carefully look at the essential services but cut out frills," Collier said. Collier advocates the Board of Directors as a policy making body. "In the past the Board has taken up much of its time with petty and personal issues and has concerned itself with matters which are the duties of the city manager," he said. He favors the city manager form of government. "If the Board functions as a policy making body and ths policy is carried out to the letter,following the guide lines and ordinances which have been determined by the Board, it should be a very effective form of government. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out policy and if it is not executed in tha proper manner it becomes a matter for th« city manager and board to straightened out,"ihe said the past bickering has created hardship for tho City Manager and has made his job more difficult but he la educated for this job and should function very well." Collier favors fiscal responsibility." I will evaluate ths budget, weighing the necessities against the superfluous spending," he said. The candidate would like to see cooperation between the city and the University of Arkansas. "I will work with the The candidate sees an adequate water supply system but is not as optimistic about the sewer system. "Many of the sewer lines in Fayetteville are to get lid. "In 30 to 40 years, old and we are going to have problems with them in the next five to ten years. I think we also need continued studies made with positive action on handling of waste problems and facilities. I am in favor, and I think the Board should continue, to improve the public facilities, such as parks, and recreational areas to give people a place to spend their leisure time. Collier represents no special interests, has no pet projects and no axe to grind. "I feel the Board needs to be a truly representative body," he said. He urges voters to look carefully to avoid having it weighted too heavily with any profession or single segment of Ihe population. "I have no vested interests in desiring to be a member of the city board. I feel I owe the citizens and I want to do a certain amount of public service. Our corporation has always been a friend of the poor as well as the rich. We give of ourselves and I would be available 24 hours a day to listen to the problems of any citizen. I would make myself available to discuss issues at any time to both individuals and groups. The little man needs a voice," he said. "It is not what I want or what I feel. I want to determine what the people want on each issue. I want to be a voice for Peggy Stanton, reside at 1295 Crossover Road and have lived in Fayetteville for 27 years. The couple have two children. Stanton is a Methodist and an active member of the Lion's Club. Club. He attended the University o! Arkansas for three years and operates the Stanton Company, a real estate and insurance business with locations in both Fayetteville and Springdale. Stanton ;s not in favor of any additional taxes, but says that a city income tax is better that most other 'forms of taxation, such as a sales tax. "So many people work in Fayetteville but do not live here," he said. "They use our services but do not pay for them." On the subject of inflation, Stanton said "we don't have any alternatives open to us that are not available to any other form of government. Everything has gone up in price. We can't cut our emergency services and I don't think we square miles on that front cap tured in the 1967 war. In Damascus, meanwhile, a spokesman for the Palestin Liberation Organization saic that the guerrilla group's lead er, Yasir Arafat, will not par ticipate in the Palestine debat before the United Nations Gen eral Assembly next month. The spokesman said that th PLO's executive committee ha decided to send Arafat's depu ty, Farouk Kaddoumi. A rank ing Palestinian official in dicated last Friday that it wa feared Jewish terrorists woul ry to assassinate Arafat if he ent to New York. However, the Beirut news- aper Al Moharrer, whose con ribuling members include nembers of the PLO's execu- ve committee, said Arafat ould go to New York. Other uerrilla sources in Beirut said e would speak to the General ssembly on Nov. 7 and would o from New York to Cuba to isit Prime Minister Fidel Cas- ro. AI Moharrer indicated thai ie announcement in Damascus vas a smokescreen to keep irafal's travel plans secret, 'he paper said the Soviet gov Tnment would protect him in 'Jew York. Emergency Loan Applications Okayed WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Con iressman John Paul Hammer schmidt announced today tin authorization of emergency loa: applications in Washington an Scott Counties in Arkansas. Eligible farmers may appl for loans through Dec. 9, 197 'or physical loss, and throng July 11, 1975 for productio losses, due to damage an losses caused by excessive rain fall, flooding, windstorms, ha storms, ' and drought betwee May and July 1974, inclusive. Individuals desiring inform a tion about emergency loans o other types of assitance ava able through the Farme; Home Administration shou contact their local coun' supervisor. Social Security Reports Due For Household Help Quarterly wage reports and ocial security contributions for ouschold workers are due by ctobcr 31, according to Mrs. ose S. Newsome, Social Secur- y District Manager in Fayetle- illc. "If you pay a household ·orker $50 or more in cash 'ages in any three-month alendar quarter for work round your house, you mus' end a report of the wages anc he social security contribution 0 the Internal Revenue Service ithiti one month after the enc f the quarter," Mrs, Newsome aid. Quarters are January-Febr ary-March, April-May-June ~jly-August-Seplemher, a n d Ictober-November-December. Wage reports and s o c i a ecurity contributions for thi hird quarter of 1974 are dui ly October 31. The reports may be filed 01 1 form available at any Inter Revenue Service office -- "Em jloyer's Quarterly Tax Retur or Household Employees (fo Social Security)." Under the current socia security contribution rate, th imployer and the employe eac pay 5.85 percent of covere wages. "Or the employer ca ray the full 11.7 percent contr aution," Mrs. Newsome said. Social security contribution help build retirement, disabi ity, survivors, and Medicar protection for $114 milliio household workers, . includin maids, cooks, cleaning wome gardeners, handymen, and b bysitters, according to Mr Newsome. . . People who employ househo workers can get a free cop of the leaflet, "Social Seucri and Your Household Employe at any social security office. orthwest Arkania* TIMES, Tuai., Oct. 22, 1974 · AVETTEVILLC, ARKANSAS Government Housing Study Pushes Cluster Planning WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thellhe clustered community. ;And ost of developing new commu- ities can be cut by 44 per cent y using high-density housing, ccording to a govcrnment- ponsorcd study. The report also said costs can x reduced by f o u r per cent irough cluster planning, a deign in which residences are acked relatively close togeth- r. reducing the size of private ots but increasing the amount f public land for parks and ther community areas. Although the study analyzed he financial costs of various ypes of community, in detail it lid not analyze important envi- onmental and social problems hat go with increased housing density. The financial savings through cluster planning and high-density housing would have to be veighed against the other fac- ors, said Russell Peterson chairman of the President's Council on Environmental Qual ty, and Environmental Frotec ion. The largest cost difference ir new communities, 44 per'cent was found between the two ex Iremes of development: "lov density sprawl," consisting o single-family homes scattere over the landscape, and "high density planned," consistinL mainly of high-rise and walk-u apartment buildings, plus towr houses and only a few single family homes, grouped in planned cluster. The report said planned de velopmenl could cut air polli tion caused by cars by 20 to ; per cent and save fuel as we! because residents drive less icrcased housing density , : _can ut the total amount of pollu- on produced by home heating, added. However, it said the remain- ng pollution would be more oncenlratcd in a high-derisity ommunity, so the amounts of Dilution breathed by the'resi- enls actually would increase. Soviets May Have Hair Restorer · MOSCOW (AP) -- Soviet sc!- ntists are growing long hair on mice by using a silicone mix- ure which they say might lead o the development of a human lair restorer, the newspaper "ocialist Industry reports. · The report -- headlined "Miracle Maker" and "Bordering on he Fantastic" -- said some experiments are being conducted with humans, and "for the time eing the results are giving lope." It gave no details of hese experiments. The research team also- an- licipates using the preparation in agriculture and in breeding such fur animals as mink and sable, the report said. The newspaper said the research is being conducted at an organic chemistry institute in Irkutsk, Siberia, and the preparation, "created on the basis of silicone," has been named Mival, for the two scientists who developed -I. Mikhail Voronkof and Valery Dyakov. Board promoting harmony between the city and the University 'of Arkansas. This relationship should be very close for what is good for Fayetteville is good for the University and vice versa. Both should travel along the lines of trying in all endeavours to forward progress," he said. Collier favors close cooperation with .the police department. " P o l i c e protection of the property rights and safety of the citizens of Fayetteville is a number one priority. Providing adequate protection will become more difficult with inflation, tight money, and the i n c r e a s i n g population. The Board should assist and help the police department in any way possible to protect the property rights of the citizens and to increase security measures for businesses, thus making the whole community a safer place for everyone, including children at play," the majority. In the past too many representatives have voted the way they think is best for the city. I feel I am there to represent the people. In fact, I would like to have directors elected only by the people who jve in their wards," he said. Diplomat Arrives RERUN (AP) -- The first American diplomat accredited to the East German government has arrived in East Berlin to arrange for the opening of the United States embassy on Nov.l. Brandon H. Grove, who will be the embassy's deputy chief of mission, was greeted by a representative of the East German Foreign Ministry and a member of the U.S. mission in West Berlin when he arrived at East Berlin's Schoenfeld airfield Sunday night. should do away with any of our other services." Stanton, said "the board Is policy making body. We hire professional administrators to carry out the board's policy." He said he feels that the city needs to expand its water and sewer system to provide an adequate system for the citi- ens. "I'm running for this office because I am very much concerned about the city. I am interested in its present operation and in its future. I have lived here many years of my life and plan to spend the rest of my life here. I have watched the growth of the city and am in daily contact with people in all walks of life. I am aware of what's involved in the operation of the city." "I feel that I represent a large segment of our community," he said. Some people seem to feel that I'm all for just cutting the developer loose. This is just not true. I feel that our regulations are good and cutting some of the red tape to give people more service in this area without hurting cur long range goals." Stanton favors the city manager form of government, because "of the efficient management we have running the city. These people are specifically trained and give our citizens more equal treatment than was possible under the mayor- council form. No one running the city is answerable to a special interest group." Russell Cited CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. Marine PFC. Bobby R. Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Jones of Lincoln, was cited for his outstanding performance on the Marine Corps physical fitness test at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Russell obtained a maximum of 300 point on the test, which consists of situps, pullups, and a timed three-mile run. AS YOUR COUNTY JUDGE BRUCE CRIDER WILL PROVIDE HONEST COUNTY GOVERNMENT --Writing Specifications Thar Will Enable Competitive Bidding on County Purchases --Careful Review of All Bills --Holding Subordinates To Strict Accountability VOTE Crider For Washington County Judge Paid for by Bruce Crider, Greenland mk^ H£*^i2

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