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   Northwest Arkansas Times (Newspaper) - December 12, 1976, Fayetteville, Arkansas                               ozorbacfes You'll Find The Good News On Page 1C VOL. 180 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1976 PAGES-25 CENTS Christmas Season Brings Out Worst in. Check Passers By JACK WALLACE TIMES Staff Writer The holiday season usually brings out the best in people, but-in many instances, holiday shoppers will wind'up in court and, in some cases, even jail. The checks. Also Jcnown as overdrafts. Many people seem to get carried away with Christmas the extent that they overdraw their checking accounts. Such an act tan, and often does, 'lead to a mandat- ory courtroom appearance, fines and, sometimes, jail sen- tences. Linda Grim, deputy Fayette ville city prosecuting attorney, told the TIMES that the holi- days bring the hot chock wri- t ers out in droves, Hooding many business establishments with worthless checks. The bus- inessmen, she said, have no- where to turn but to her office in an attempt to prosecute the offenders. lot of people write bad checks do it Miss Grim said. She suggestec that more care be taken when an individual balances hi: checkbook to make sure thai ;-th'e balance is correct. office sees two types of check who make a mistake in figuring their balance and those win Write a had check on she said. Miss Grim pointed out tha ihe pena Hies lihd er Ark an sa .law are quite severe for thoai writing an Insufficient funi check. On a first conviction, for a Carter Could Be Faced With Record '77 Deficit heck under a fine can be to exceed If (he check is more than 5, 'bat less than (still on a first the guilty jerson can be fined not more han or imprisoned in the county jail for not more than wo both, A second conviction on any check under can bring mprisonment of not less than 10 days or more than two years and a line o[ not more than A th ird conviction on any check under 550 becomes a fel ony offense and is punishable >y imprisonment in the state lenitentiary for not more han 10 years and a fine of not more than Miss Grim also pointed out that any bad check i ti an amount of more than is a :elony offense, even on a first conviction. Most businesses are now requiring some form of ident- fication from any person writ- Ing a check, hut many are not requiring enough or making sure that the identification fits the check writer, she said. The business should require .wo pieces. of identification, Miss Grim said. The first should he a driver's license and the second some form of sub- stantiating material, such as a credit card with an account number. A Social Security card is WOE thless for id entification purposes. .The driver's license number and credit'card account number should he written on the check by the store's clerk, not by the (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) A Parading Santa Offers A Foretaste Of Christmas Sanla Glaus, riding, a pony- drawn wagon In place of lite customary sleigh, waves and losses candy to children lining the sidewalk on West Dick- son Street Saturday morning. Santa and his equipage were taking part in the Christmas parade beld In the Dovrntown Fayeiteville area, which by iradfUon includes Ihe DJckson Street shopping district. The parade passed up Dlckstm to on West Center Street. Block Avenue, lo anil around (TIMESphnto by Leslie Sui- the Square and ended al the ton) Church of Christ parking lot ___ ____ Holtz To Porkers By GKANT HALL TIMES Sports Editor At Saturday afterno on, almost three hours after the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees began a special meeting, Lou Holtz was hired as the school's 24th head foot- ball coach. He replaces Frank Broyles, who resigned as coach after a 19-year tenure during which he put the Razorbacks on the nat- ional football map. As expect- ed, the Board voted to have Broyles continue as UA athletic director. HoHz accepted the position at Arkansas just two days after resigning as head coach of the New York Jets of the national Football League. As recently as last Wednes day. Holtz announced that he would honor his contract with the Jets, But Thursday, after opening a letter from a former player who said how much ho was enjoying college coaching. Holtz said he was struck by the realization that college cocching was what he also wanted to dp. As he said that morning in a press conference, "Cod just didn't put Lou Holtz in the wor- ld to coach pro football." Both Boyles and Holtz have said that they were not in con tact with each other between the lime Holtz notified Broyles Wednesday that he would stay with the Jets, and the time he announced his resignation the next day. Aske d wh at caused the change of mind, Holtz said, "The main thing about it was that 1 owed so much Eo the management and the owners of the 1 knew I couldn't stay in pro football very Ion It became a question of when I would move the family. And if I was gonna move, now was the time to do it." Perhaps a tipoff was provided by Broyles when he said Wed- nesday night, even after Holtz1 stated intention to remain with the "I expect him to return to college coaching, IE it's not this year. I think it [CONTINUED ON PACK 1C) To West Washington County Medical Aid Coining Wester Washington County will have emergency medical services available alter Jan, 1 when Luginbuel Funeral Home. Watching The Parade Two children watch wide-eyed as the Downtown Fa yet te ville Christm ssparade passes their vantage point Saturday n ing, drawing crowds despite chill, foggy weather. (TIMES- nholo by Leslie which has provided emergency and ambulance service for many years, ceases operations. Twelve persons from the area Inside Sunday's TIMES Dablemont Outdoors Water Transport's Role Throughout History Mostly About Books Veteran County Clerk Retiring Christmas 100 Years Ago Editorial 4 A Entertainment For Women IB 6B Classified Sports 1C-6C Legal Notices 5A 6A 7A 7B ID 8C 6D-9D 9D began a 15-hour crash course last week, the first step in qual- ifying them to become emer- gency medical technicians, Six of the trainees are police- men, three form Lincoln and three from Prairie Grove. All are volunteers. FULL TRAINING After completing the 15-hojr course, before Jan. 1. they will undertake the full 82-hour cour- se, which will qualify them as emergency medical technicians. The plight of the area, which considers instelf too far from ambulances based al Washing- ton Regional Medical Center has been under study for more than a year, since Luginbuol announcer! late in 1975 its intention to quit provitl ing service. Lincoln Prairie Grove ale tripled to purchase an ambu- (CONTINUED ON PACE TWO> IS P I I II! NEWS BRIEFS House Burglarized Lawrence Tale, 820 tt North Garland, reported the theft of a color television set from his residence to Fayctteville police Saturday afternoon. Tate told police? he had locked both doors wnen he left Friday afternoon. he returned Saturday afternoon; he said, both doors unlocked and ft Zenith Chromo-color portable television set was missing. Intruder Slain LITTLE ROCK (AP) Don- ald Ray Harvester. 3D, of Little Rock broke into the apartment of policeman Harold Thatcher early Saturday, and Thatcher shot him to death, police said. Investigators said the men Knew each other prior to ihe shooting, but they did not pro- vide any olher details of their relationship. Replacement Named LITTLE ROCK (AEJ> Dr. Kai Lloyd Erickson was .se- lected Saturday to replace For- rest Rozzell as executive secre- tary of the Arkansas Education As50ci.i1ion. Erick-ion will take office April 1, when Flozzell retires. ation. Schools To Reopen LOUISVILLE. Ky. CAP) Schools may open, hut thou- sands of striking teachers wili continue their two-week-old strike against the school sys- tem here, the president of the teachers' union said Saturday. June Lee, president of the Jefferson County Teachers As- sociation, said school Superin- tendent Ernest Gray son to the system's 5.8SD teachers schools would reopen Tuesday with or without a contract. Risk Is Seen In Effort To Aid Economy WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident-elect Carter probably will have to propose a record budg- et deficit for fiscal 1977 if he decides a government program is needed to stimulate the econ- omy, his advisers say. The advisers describe the in- coming chief executive 33 being concerned over public reaction to a record deficit because ho ants to avoid the brg-spender abel that President Ford tried pin on him during the cam- aign. One adviser suggested that le prospect of proposing a ecord budget deficit so soon aEter taking office is among the easons Carter is delaying any quick decision on a tax cut or obs program for 1977. There also is some concern in .he Carter camp that Congress may balk at approving a record deficit. It is partly to counter these concerns that Carter has his transition staff preparing an anti-inflation program that could be disclosed at the sams time any economic initiatives are announced after (he Presi- dent-elect is sworn in Jan. 20. HEAVY DEFICIT The deficit for 'fiscal 1977, which started last Oct. I, al- ready is likely (o he near billion, according to congres- sional .buriget experts. Anything Carter docs to increase spend- ing or cut taxes is almost cer- tain to push it above the record deficit of trillion in fiscal 1976, they add. IE Carter decides on ihe billion lo S2 biliiun jobs and lax cut program his advisers are recommending, the poten- tial 1977 budget deficit could ba as high as billion. Carter has repeatedly gone out of his way to emphasize that he hasn't yet committed himself in any program. He said recently that he prefers spending for jobs rather than a cut to .stimulate the econo- my. COULD DO NOTHING Carter also couVi decide not to do anything, or very little, to stimulate the economy, but most. Carter advisers believe this would be a mistake, In order to get his programs considered for (he current fis- cal year. Carter must propose them within a few weeks of taking office, advisers say. Part of Carter's problem in getting public support for larg- er budget deficits is that many fiscal conservatives have blamed the persistent deficits of the past 15 years for the na- tion's inflation problems. Carter has pledged a bal- anced budget by fiscal 1981. One adviser says that still could he possible, even with a record deficit in 1577. LOCAL Partial clearing today with a hjgh in the low -10s. Clear and cool tonight with low near 34. Continued mild Find partly ctoudy Monday. Sunset today sunrise Monday Carter Presidency May Spelt A New Look For U.S. Menus By DORRIS HENDRICKSON TIMES SlafE Writer "With the election last month of deep southerner Jimmy Car- ter as President, there has :come a lot of comments about southern victuals, most of it 'Issued in a derisive tone. Well, those people making .light of southern cooking, or as one ethnic group has chosen to label il, "soul just dont Itnow what they have been missing all Ihese'yeara. 'Whether or not southern dishes can be attributed to poor blacks, poor whites or just; U) "the region itself is immaterial The food Is good, substantial ind at least in the past, relat- "Ively inexpensive. What mote could one ask. One of the fjrst slurs on Car- er's southern heritage was 'Grits and Fritz" with the grits referring to Carter and Fritz being Sen. Mondale's nick- name. Cartoons have depicted stack upon slack of cartons of grits, chitterlings, cracklin' >read, red eye gravy, corn pone, gumbo, etc. being moved !nto the White Huse pantry. That may be true. As a true son of the south, Jimmy Carter no doubt enjoys some, if not all, of the tradition- al southern dishes. But who can resist southern fried chicken or southern pecan pie? So those who at southern dishes must be sel ective i n their sneering. Probably every cook has Ms or her own favtorite recipe southern fried chicken, but pro-1 bably few outside the south and Is border states, have a select- in of recipes for other southern delicacies. A few years ago when the television program "The Bever- ly Hillbillies" was the rage, the dampens dined on such things as 'possum shanks, owl gizzards and crow Maybe at some time someone, somewhere has eaten such things. It is known that many southerners consum- ed o'possum in various dishes. But, as (he Carter family moves to the nation's capita! and the stories about their cho- ice of delicacies spread, no doubt there will be those tempt- to try some southern dixies o see for themselves. While Northwest Arkansas Is tittle outside the deep south, many of the early settlers here came from the southern states and their descendants today can carry on with their traditional methods of cooking. In the early years refriger- ators and freezers, the most commonly consumed meat was pork, which could be cured and retained throughout the year. Thrifty housewives learned to use "everything but the squeal." This probably accounts for such dishes as cracklin' bread and red-eye gravy. Cracklin' bread, for those unfamiliar with this rich but tasty bread, ia cornbread made with flour and eggs and a hand- full of cracklin--. For the uninit- iated, cracklins are small bits of crisply cooked pork Eat, sim- ilar to the fat portion of crisp bacon. Cracklins are obtained when pork fat is rendered. Most of the frying in old-time kitchens was done with pork fat or lard. No polyunsaturated mar- garine or com oil then. When the fat meat was fried, the liq- uid grease was preserved for lard and the resulting meat pie- ces or cracklins were often added to the raw cornhread batter which was then cooked making cracklin bread. Rod-eye gravy also called streaked or striped gravy, was another by-product of the cook ing ot pork. When pork, siichj as chops or steak, is pan fried, some of the meat juices are left, in the pan. Probably some I h r i.f t y housewife, in an effort In get the most out of every bit of food, discovered that if she would dip off most of the grease and add a little water or coffee and declare the frying pan. the resulting gravy was a delicacy. The term red-eye or streaked comes from the fact that the red meat juices congregate in the center of the bottom of the gravy how! with the grease and water rising lo the top, Hcfore you turn up your nose, forget (he diet for a liltte while and try some. You will pro- bably try it again and again. Another thrifty and typically southern use of a portion of the hog's anatomy was what was commony called was a thin seel ion of fat moat which was parboiled to remove the salt and much of the grease, and then rolled in corn meal and frjcd until it was crisp- Grits, small bits of coarsely ground corn or hominy, are .ser- ved both as a breakfast food with sugar or honey and milk or for a starch dish in place of potatoes, much as rice is s Ml. Chitterlings are parts oE the small intestine of the hog and are sometimes used for food. Gumbo is a stew which is thickened with either okra, a somewhat southern vegetable, or file powder which comes from (he sassnfrass tree. There are varying types of gumbo. Some use chicken as the meat others use shrimp, crawfish or other sea food. Whether Jimmy Carter ij familiar with poke salad or not, one can't be certain, hut it was, and lo an extent still is, a very popular, but inexpensive green. It grows wild and can be had for ihe picking. Other greens dear to the southern heart include turnip greens, which grow profusely in the southern are, are easily cultivated and provide a delightful and distinct taste. Some like them dressed with (CONTINUED ON PACB 7WO>   

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