Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 23, 1974 · Page 24
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 24

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 23, 1974
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·' ftorthwttt ArVamai TIMK, VM., O*. 23, 1974' , ARKANtA* ' local School Board Rejects Busing Petition 'A,petition asking that 1 school KuYes inter, a privately owned Apartment.complex was.denied fey'.,- the Fayetteville School Boird ' at its Tuesday night mKtinf at the School . Ad- Mnistratlon Building. !J The petition, from parents living-in Grandview Apartments i«n'Hwy. 71 south, requested the *ch«ol bus. enter the complex · pick up children. ;;,?fh^ directors disapproved the itquest. v after Superintendent ..Barry; Vandergriff said the school attorney advised that any trne.« school bus goes on private! property the school is iBJafilt in case of accidents. ,·.'the. "directors urged school «Jjnu | iistr»tors to work with the parents to insure the safety of youngsters at the pick-up point. It. was suggested that parents net alltrw.children to go to the hgs'stop early. .' Al'Hughes, superintendent of transportation, said that while thtr* had been some problems with! the .bus arriving at different times at the (top, this had been resolved. -. ^PETITION PRESENTED .·Mis.. Jan McGibbony presented the petition to the school board. She'said the complex has 110 t partments filled, and there are 3 · children eligible to attend Fiyelteville schools. ,. Of,.these, 39 are., elementary ilge. :: The school operates a bus «t 7:05 a.m. to pick up students in secondary schools and st 7:35 «.m.'for elementary students. - None of tht atudenlh have to ernss'Hwy. 71 in order to board the/bw. Hughes »aid thai iehe«l ef(iei«ls are far more conoe'rned «bout the safety of children who Hive t»'. cross fiya lanes of traffic on Hwy: 71 north in '·rdtr to g«t te a bus itop. ; It »«« ilso auggestod tht « : p « r t n i » n » building ewntr might consider erecting a ·btltar.'for th« rtadmti. Mn. McGi.bony said that much of the prebfem «rista b*e*u*« parmta -IM.V9 f« work brfor* the children ar« picked up. '··'1t»' directors approved * rtyiMt .-tmm Butterfield Trail lehe«! parenta for a priority on tMtwafts at th« »chool. The Ftytitoville Board of Director! targeted .$6,000 each year-for ·idewalks- at the schools. 'jrV-wai cost $ld,i»9 to install » «i«l»w«!k for a two-block area «n-;th»;.west «ide of Old Missouri Kecd from Rolling Hills Drive to OU Wire Read. : At prM*nt ehiMnn hitv* to »»tt : »n th« re«4 or in Kit *tah. Th« r«aain(J»r of His eost Tffl b* paid with fonds to be nhed by the school Parent- T««th«r Axeeiation, · .·'; VOTE5-EASEMKNT *)M vot»d te west side of Lewis Avenue, east of Asbell School to the city of Fayetteville. The street is presently 40 feet wide and the easement is to, bring the street up to the required 50-foot width. J o h n Hale, controller, reported on the budget for 197475. He said there is a 5.3 per cent increase in estimated expenditures over last year and that local revenues were increased approximately $50,000 2 to 3 per cent, but that revenues from the state are up 4.1 per cent. The estimated revenues and balance left from the 1973-74 year is $4,911,989 and total expenditures are estimated to be $4.825,155. This leaves an expected balance of $86,834. Hale said cuts were made in main- tenance and capital outlay but that it may not be possible to keep within the reduced budget for these areas. School officials noted that maintenance will not be neglected and that the budget serves only as a guide. One hopeful area at this time is the fact that gasoline was budgeted at 45 cents per gallon and presently is approximately 40 cents. While the school has a contract with Gulf Oil Supplier for a stated allottment through Dec. 31, 1975. the agreement can be cancelled by either party with a 30-da ynotice. It was also noted - t h a t both teachers and students are nuking a concerted effort to conserve energy in the use of utilities. PSC Hears Publics Qfc/ectioas ToAPL LITTLE ROCK AP - Representatives of the public told the state Public Service Commission Tuesday that they don't like Arkansas Power , Light Co.'s proposed $38.6 million rate increase. The PSC had set aside Monday afternoon to hear from the public. More 'than 100 persons crowded into a hearing room at the state Justice Building even though it was designed for halt that many, and more stood outside in the hall. Two busloads came from El Dorado. Others were from Hot .Springs, Little Rock and elsewhere. APL already' has put the higher rates inl» effect under bond. It must refund any portion of the proposed increase eventually disallowed by the PSC or the courts. Wendell Burns, administrator of th« Ouachiti Memorial Hospital at, Hot Springs and president-elect of the Arkansas Hospital Association, told the PSC that the rate increase would mean higher bills for-- hospital Woman Killed CHICAGO (AP) - A limestone chunk two feet by three fell from the top of a 17-story: downtown building and killed Eugenia Hrones, 47, as she walked on a crowded street during her lunch-hour. ·'·· Police said the chunk was from facing on the State .and Madison Building.-It struck the woman on the head Tuesday. The building manager said the interior is being remodeled, but not the outside. patients. · · i' Burns explained that hospital' electric bills had risen dramatically during the past:year even before the rate increase 'because of APL's fuel adjust^ mcnt clause . which, allows APL to pass on automatically to customers higher fuel .prices. "It appears that all 'the encouragement we get from public officials to-, cut down on the kilowatt hour usage and conserve 'energy ''means tittle : savings if a 20' per/ cent rate ! increase is approved," Burns said. · . Jo Humphrey of'Little"Rock, representing Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now, said, "A {38 million rate increase for- a company that made tiiver $42 million in profits last'-'year is absurd." Sna; also said ACORN op- posed APL's proposed cost of debt adjustment clause. It would allow ' AP-L to pass along: increased coils of . borrowing money as it now passes on/increased fuel calls. . Garl ^Connerton,, news, director of radio station KDMS. at ' El Dorado,' Was spokesman for the El -Dorado.delegation. He said the group wasn't asking the PSC flatly to deny the proposed increase because the group members lacked the expertise to judge whether ithe increase was justified. · Instead, he said, the group wanted the PSC to consider all APL expenses, including APL executives "living high on the hog." Earlier Tuesday, Brian Lede rer, an attorney for Arkansas Consumer Research, challenged APL's business^ judgment and calculation of rate base for the utility's proportd; rate Increase. ,'tider.e'r. cited;: ii. federal court case in which ^'contractor rer ceived $1.8 ·million' ;from APL iceause the utility/terminated a contract -on .j*y,ing a trans : mission. Hrie/'.H« ; ffl e d to show that APiL ". Invaded the $1.8. million'in its'rate'base, thereby trying-to' pass ^the" 1 cost on to its customers. ' However, APL President Reeves Ritchie said ^the ,money was not paid during,(he test:period in which the rate, base was determined! · '"· n Tn« TIMES b On Top el Th» N«wi S«v«n Day* e W»«W Senators Hit Intervention By Ul In Chile Matent Smte of Hie ef ArbmcM adopted *4-», · a Nmtatim Tuesday iilfht "ttrengly eritfefatfaig Unite* Kite* -bivolv«nent in Chilean inttrnal affairs during the ai- mifOTtratten of ih» !·(· gain- 4«r AUtnde. . Th« res»hj««B- called for .an fannMdiate htH to support -of th« prfgent mflttar yr«gitn« and tar .a «(npl*to bmvtUgation of *w -faete. by th« appropriate Confrwtianal BtBtefl HUH "teftimeny bcttn Confres- ·Nirtal emnmittM* end infor- natian from ether gpureta indicate that' our United States i«v»mra«nt carried mt an fetenrivt and systematre effnrt te prevent Salvador Allende frean' bemg elected president of th* Republic of Chile and later te · desUbalize his administra- ' ' ' ' The ·· ttudent lenalors also floted that "the University of Arkansas. Student Senat* in its function as the spokesman for Us* University of Arkansas student conimunity, does state its absolute; indignation at these tet« den« by our government. ''The resolution was introduced on the floor by Sen Qeergt.Oltsen, a co-sponsor. ·Copies of the resolution are to'be'sent to. the'entire Arkan MS. , Congressional delegation, arid to Gov. Bumpers and Bill Clinton. Sen. Frank Church (Dem., "Idaho), Rep. Thomas Morgan (D-Penn.), and Rep. Michael .Harrington CD-Mas6.) w«rt-al*8 to receive copies. Mrs. Petty Nik Attendance Record BOCK (AP) - Re nblieaa congressional candi date Judy Petty said Tuesday ait her Democratic opponent Hap. Wilbur D. Mills, had the Mtiepd poorest attendance reesrt e( any congressman in Sin «ald MiUs, chairman of t§»'Ur- writing House Ways anc Httta Cemmittee, participated 31 per cent of the House votes last year. tht past four years," it* 'added, "his average voting trtandaac* -St« b»en only '57 per " ' - ' record compared with etBt for Rep. Bill Alex- D-Ark., 93 per 'cent for John Paul Ham- BWriehiBidt, R-Ark., and IT per Mt tar Rep. Ray Thornton, D- Afk,, I)M laid. jreblems are lh«r« full fan. iPefty said. "Your · tbottld b «]»." the Braun Mini-Dryer Everything else is going up but here is a timely item with a substantial price reduction. This go anywhere dryer gives a broad turbulent free flow of air for fast and efficient drying. WAS $2200 Now $15.00 Elegant Hot Drink Carafe This silverplat* Corerf*' with candle burner will help tok« the chill ".off th» eool winter ·veningj te com*. Delightful to look al and practical too. Reg, $19.95 Now $15.00 Bread or .Biscuit Tray Another Srlverplate piece that has-eye appeal and serves a useful purpose. The price is extra special also.. . Reg. $13.95 Now $9.95 West Bend "Chalet Chef" .Enjoy the ffair of chafing dish cooking with automatic electric convenience. Idea! for seafood, cheese, eggs, many vegetables and desserts. 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