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Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Fayetteville, Arkansas Vol. 113�?number 60 36 Pogos a 20 school budget plans told to teachers by Pat Donat time surf writer a shortfall $140,000 in state revenues is expected in the Fayetteville schools As a result an expected decline in state revenues announced earlier this month by gov. Bill Clinton s office the shortfall is in addition to cutbacks already made by the District and came when the announcement that school budgets should be based upon 91 4 percent expected state revenues and not the 95 percent already budgeted by schools and institutions higher learning the University Arkansas last week announced cutbacks amounting to$3.4 million Harry Vandergrift superintendent schools tuesday explained the shortfall the District surplus and cutbacks already made in the system to More than Loo members the Fayetteville education association at Fayetteville High school Vandergrift said a recommendation will be made today by Don Roberts director the state department education to the state Board education that a Small percent be taken out the state minimum foundation Aid which goes primarily for teacher salaries and More substantial cuts be made in other state Aid he said funds for the newly instituted program for the gifted have been Cut by one half and that a Cut some eight to nine percent is expected in special education programs and transportation Aid will also be Cut. Vandergrift said there is a possibility that teacher contracts will have to be Cut. He said a clause stating a providing funds Are available Quot appears in All Standard teacher contracts in the state a no one wants to Cut salaries and we will do All we can not to reduce the contracts a he told the Fea members the superintendent said the District has a surplus approximately $600,000 but that $120,000 is in a fund for unemployment benefits and that the remainder is in a building fund to finance repairs. A we have had to do Many repairs and Are doing Only those that Are necessary Quot he said the District he said has a True surplus Between $300,000 to $400,000 school finance experts recommend he said that a District maintains a five to to percent surplus for emergencies. A schools in Arkansas under Law cannot do deficit spending if a District Over spends the superintendent will make up the difference a he said. The superintendent told the teachers that if $140,000 is taken from the surplus it becomes a recurring debt and the same amount would have to come out in the following year enough local Money would have to be generated in the budget to cover salaries recommendation to the Board will be to pay the salary contract and determine what will happen in january when we know what local assessments will be a legislative session in january May be some help he said in response to a question regarding approaching gov. Clinton the possibility finding $3 million dollars to make up the expected deficit Vandergrift said he had been informed the governor would not Call a special legislative session but would not oppose Transfer $3 million into this years budget a this would then become a recurring state expense a Vandergrift said. Asked if the shortfall would All come out teacher salaries. Vandergrift said a we can t allow the $140,000 to come out salaries and we will try to save As much Money As we can Quot he continued Page 2 Iran claims . Backing guerrilla invasion Iran overwhelming a fireman armed with a Spray pumper is dwarfed by a pillar smoke As he checks the spread a Brush fire off Dunivant a machine shop Hoad tuesday afternoon firefighters from the Public interest is the first concern this newspaper Fayetteville Arkansas wednesday August 13, 1980 phone 442-6244 Springdale Tontitown and the forestry service extinguished the fire after an acre Trees and Brush and a pile discarded tires were destroyed. Time photo by Jeff Jones by the associated press an iranian religious Leader claims the United state has massed 30,000 a guerrillas Quot in Egypt for a planned new attack Iran that would Lance through the restive persian Gulf province Khuze Stan in an apparent bid to free the american hostages a radio broadcast tuesday from the provincial City a Vaz quoted the unnamed local moslem preacher As telling worshippers that a America has attempted a fresh plot follow my april s failed hostage Rescue by . Commandos and last month s abortive military coup against Iran a revolutionary regime a plot Iran claims was engineered by the United states quoting Quot revolutionary organs in Tehran Quot the preacher said 30,000 guerrillas trained in Egypt were awaiting a justification to attack Quot through the Khuze Slan and could achieve this by a sowing and benefiting from internal discord a the persian Gulf province has been plagued by a rebellion by autonomy seeking ethnic arabs and by Border fighting with neighbouring Iraq. A the superpower s plan to occupy even one Inch moslem land will be taken with them to their the religious Leader was quoted As saying. Quot imperialism a America a is distributing Money to spread discord and thus carry out a Surprise attack a he added there was no immediate . Comment the claim iranian president Abouhassan Bani Sadr voiced a similar warning but did not name the alleged plotter Quot today we have ample information regarding the plot being planned by the enemy a he was quoted by Tehran radio As saying in a speech in the City Kashan South the capital. As Long As the iranian nation is one heart with its government and Republic a no danger harm could destabilize dishearten us Quot he said a the foreign regimes surrounding Iran which Are hatching plots our soil ought to know that their plots will get them nowhere Quot vows to whip republicans Carter flies to new York Berryville adapting to drought by the associated press a water shortage caused by the drought has brought some temporary changes to life in the Northwest Arkansas town Berryville two Berryville major employers a Tyson foods inc and Kraft foods a Are cutting Back operations in an Effort to conserve water Tyson workers will change from a five Day to a three Day week and Kraft which initially operated seven Days a week is cutting Back its operation to five Days each week children will attend classes for one half Day instead a full Day when school opens next a wac sandwiches instead full meals will be served for lunch officials Hope that will help Cut the use w Ater City officials Are considering cutting off water to commercial car washes one car Wash owner who was shut Down for one Day earlier this week displays a placard his window Reading Quot Pray for Kings River which supplies the City with water is Down about 3 indies which Means the City can pump Only two thirds the amount its Normal Supply at a special Berryville City Council meeting monday officials decided to deepen the Reservoir to allow More water to flow into the City a Supply tanks. If the efforts Are successful official believe the water Supply can be brought Back to Normal for three to four week mayor w l. A Fate Quot Chaft told people at the meeting he did t know How much it would Cost to make the changes at the River Quot it la Cost us plenty boys to do this work but it la Cost us plenty if we Don to Quot he said Many areas the state continue to have drought Condi Hor Jonesboro is 15 inches below its Normal annual rainfall total Little Rock and fort Smith also Are Down As much Asio inches rain meanwhile yet another Arkansas City is forecasting prob items with water supplies Conway officials say Cadron Creek the City s main water source has enough water to last less than two weeks unless there is some significant rainfall Jim Brewer general manager Conway corp., the Cit owned Utility said the City would have to use water from the Arkansas River after the Supply is depleted Brewer said it is Uncertain How Long the present water Supply will last but said a a we re going to use River water before the year is a spokesman for the state health department said the water would be Safe to drink after it is chemically treated. The spokesman said the City has been forced to use River water before and it had been approved by the department then for the first time in almost a month Tho state recorded an other heat related death bring no the unofficial total to 102 Jefferson county Coroner Havis Hester said monday that Robert Huttig 52, Swan Lake died heatstroke Huttig body was found sunday by Fisherman behind a levee in Pine Bluff. New York a president Carter arrived in Triumph today to claim renomination and immediately set about to woo the Kennedy Wing the democratic party whose reticence about his candidacy Clouds his efforts to win reelection to cheers a four More years Quot and strains a Happy Days Are Here again a Carter told supporters that sen Edward m Kennedy s tuesday night convention speech was a one the greatest i Ever and expressed Confidence that the party would emerge United to a whip the republicans Quot in november Carter came from Washington the Day after the convention adopted a platform bearing Kennedy s stamp his principle political Mission was to coax a Strong endorsement from Kennedy in an attempt to convert the senator s supporters Many whom were threatening to sit out Hie Campaign even Bult to the Independent candidacy John an Derson Carter aides hoped to arrange a meeting Between the president and Kennedy but Carter said he did no to know yet if when that might occur a i spoke to him last night and congratulated him a wonderful speech Quot the president said Kennedy who dropped out the the monday night after losing the crucial rules vote an a open Kennedy has caused the Carter forces a Little trouble Here following the a open convention Quot fight the senator s speech the platform prompted the convention to adopt i positions and repudiate Carters the Economy the equal right amendment and abortion asked about Kennedy sup port tuesday night As he returned to the White House from five Days at the presidential Retreat at Camp David my. Carter replied a that s a decision for him to make Quot and Doe he need that port he was asked sup Quot i can win much better with Carter replied a it would certainly be beneficial for me to have his full support during the Campaign Quot there were some signs however that not All Kennedy s supporters would go along with a Kennedy endorsement Kennedy s Deputy Campaign director tonner Wisconsin gov fat Lucey resigned As a Delegate and said he would consider supporting Independent Candida in John Anderson a machinists Union official said some Mem hers who Are delegates would walk out during Carter s acceptance speech to protest the president s economic policies As for Kennedy in an impassioned speech that electrified the convention s tuesday ses a Ion he called for a party Victory in the fall but offered no direct endorsement Carter after that speech the convention was momentarily his but it was a shallow Victory for the Massachusetts senator his presidential bid rejected and i major platform Plank spurned by Carter labor Secretary Ray mar shall said Carter would formally notify the convention today that he cannot accept a Plank calling for a $12 billion Federal program to create 800.000 jobs. That Plank was the one which Kennedy chose to focus his fight a to renew the commitment the democratic party to economic Justice Quot asked Why Carter was unwilling to accept the Plank. White House press Secretary Judy Powell said. A i can t imagine senator Kennedy would expect the president overnight to change the position which he a it held throughout this Long Campaign i would think the senator and the american people would think less the president if he changes his pol icy just to obtain some to Utica under party rules. Carter must notify the convention his disagreement with any platform Plank within one hour final approval the document. West county Ems continues to improve burglary suspects collared three men arc being held at the Fayetteville police department suspicion burglary and a fourth is to be taken into custody today. The men Are suspected breaking int Ozark steel co Hwy. 71 South Early this morning according to a report filed by Fayetteville police the men Pere captured by la local Law enforcement officers and a dog a we caught one and the dog caught two Quot one City patrolman said. A it is the first time i was Ever bested by a local police responded to an alarm at Ozark steel at to 50 . Tuesday they checked out the premises and found no one James Stewart brother the owner Ozark steel. Charles Stewart assisted officers in resetting the alarm. At 12 15 a in. Today the alarm tripped a second time. James and Charles Stewart were notified and told police they would Check out the premises they discovered a car parked near the business along the South Fence an 19th Street. James Stewart stayed by the vehicle while his brother went to the police station to report police officers went to the scene and spotted four men the premises officers stationed themselves outside the business while two policemen went to investigate at 1 11 a.m., a 25-year-old Prairie Grove Man was taken into custody shortly afterwards Washington county sheriffs deputies and a Farmington officer arrived one the sheriff s deputies went to West Fork and brought his dog Back to help with the search. At 2 50 am the dog flushed out a 24-year Obj West Fork Man and a 23 year old Prairie Grove Man whom officers then arrested according to Charles Stewart the men had been at Ozark steel twice. The first time they drained Gas from storage tanks at the business and placed it in three cars beside their car then they decided to go Back they pulled the car up beside the office and entered the c Ort Mut d Page 2 by Kim Cherry times staff writer second in a two part series the West Washington county Ems compares with any Rural emergency medical service in the nation Quot we be had people from other Rural medical services outside the state come Over to see our service in operation and see what we re doing right a said an emt their Success is attributed to the Many hours hard work Given by the volunteers even the paid Ceta workers double their time by volunteering As much As 40 extra hours a week their medical and transportation equipment Are kept up with Modem standards. A we have two Well equipped unit that will match up with any ambulance in the nation Quot Parker Aid. Quot then we have two Back up units a . James Dossey medical director comes out once a month to continuously educate the workers a certain number schooling hours Are required in a two year period to maintain the emt status some the volunteers Are strictly ambulance Drivers Many them go a step further and become Ems they Are trained in unit care and know exact location All equipment for easy Quick Access Jamin Snarr said the idea to Start an emergency medical service in West Washington county came when the Luginbuel funeral Homes ambulance service went out business in late 1176 there was virtually no available medical ambulance service for these residents for Over five months Washington regional medical Center would Send an ambulance out Calls but because the great distance would always take at least a half an hour before they could arrive in Many emergencies time is the essence Gary Medley emt instructor. Taught an emt class to twelve interested persons Jamin Snarr was one them a we started out with the 12 Volunteer and an old used ambulance give to us by Washington Snarr said a a we be really come a Long Way Quot they had no office and certainly no Headquarters building a we took turns staying at the Prairie Grove and Lincoln police said Snarr the Lincoln Eoa gave them a Small room in the Back their office and they set up their first real Headquarters we had a set bunk tied and a file Cabinet Quot but they performed the service and were their Way up from there the volunteers moved to the Prat be Grove fire department building and kept the ambulance in the garage a Little Over two years ago with the help Ceta workers Volunteer. Latch supplies and numerous donations they built their Well equipped present building a we have garage facilities for ten emergency vehicles a Snarr said inside there Are six Beds one and a half Baths laundry room. Kit Chen and a living room some the furniture Wae donated the Washer and dryer from the Bank Lincoln and some they purchased themselves a we re fixing to get new radio units a said re Yates three year Volunteer Yates said he started volunteering after his retirement because he wanted something worthwhile to do with his time he puts in 40 hours a week the dispatcher and Telephone taking emergency Calls and lends the medical equipment not Only do the volunteers help with emergencies they also give time to Community activities they teach Community education programs provide area athletic events with emergency units help with the University Arkansas emt training and teach first Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation car to area schools Quot we get a lot interest rom around the area so we try to have classes available when working Peop can take Snarr said a a we re proud the fact that every graduate Lincoln High school has had car training Quot the emt instructor said a a it a required there now a a it s a whole lot work Quot Goodrich said a but it s Worth it All Quot Snarr called the Volunteer a big family that has disagreement just like a family does but All in All. These people work Well together and toward one goal they strive daily to provide top Quality medical and ambulance service for an area that would have an extremely limited service without them they re proud what they a it s the dedicated people that make this and similar operations work Quot Yates concluded Quot a news in brie showers possible today partly Cloudy and hot with a slight Chance thundershowers today. Fair and mild tonight partly Cloudy and hot with a Chance thundershowers thursday highs today and thursday will be in the upper 90s Low tonight will drop to near 70 winds will be southwesterly and to Mph today and thursday. There is a 20 percent Chance rain today and a 30 percent Chance thursday Sunset today will be at 8 09 pm Sunrise thursday will be at 6 34 a people recover Richmond Calif. Apr the to people treated after being caught in a Cloud poisonous Gas generated by a chemical spill should suffer no Long term health effects a doctor says those treated complained burning throats and stinging eyes after a spill phosphorus Chloride at stauffer chem ical co. While Long term exposure to the chemical can cause lung problems . Howard Mckinney the san Francisco Bay area regional Poison control Center said exposure had been Brief in monday s spill. Officials said about too Gallons the substance was spilled when a Hose ruptured bub service Bunin in Brink the Fayetteville Urban transit system got off to a Good Start this week with 147 riders reported the first Day operation monday and 161 tuesday. According to Carl Guhman Ozark transit systems con tractors for the service copies the bus schedules Are available at the main offices Millroy Bank and first National Bank the Square and at All Branch Banks for the two businesses Guhman said the Only Snag so fat has been a confusion Over the mall Stop passengers Load and unload at the mall at the East Entrance to Penney just South Bowens cafeteria Guhman said the Square to mall route has had heaviest use so far. The by service operates monday through Friday from 7 a in to 6 persons wanting further information May Call Guh Man at 756-9107school Board to meet Friday the Fayetteville school Board will meet at i p in Friday at the school administration budding immediately following the teacher recognition luncheon the Agenda Calls for consideration the 1906-81 budget. A request from the University Baptist Church to use space at Washington elementary school and acceptance bids for milk and bread the school directors will also hear a petition for a Transfer from Springdale to Fayetteville District Heihs too heavy new York map a a Man charged with robbing $483,100 in Small Bills from a Brooklyn Bank was arrested As he staggered under the weight two plastic garbage bags filled with Money. Police said. A the hags were too heavy to put his shoulders Quot said detective James Ruggers a lie dragged them along the floor but at the Side door one bag started to rip and Money spilled out a a was he tried to Gath r it All up again the guards had a Chance to pounce him a rugger a said Arthur cd Orso was arrested after the monday robbery at a Branch Chase Manhattan Bakhoum Iii Bone Survey okayed the Fayetteville Public facilities committee Laid the groundwork for another housing Bond Issue tuesday afternoon when it authorized underwriters to Survey local lending institutions to determine their interest in participating according to r Dale Christy chairman the committee is a putting paper work in order in anticipation a possible Bond Issue later in the year a at this time. The Bond Market is not favourable to another Bond Issue it is not financially feasible now we Are just getting ready in Case the situation Christy said he expects the results the Survey to be available by Early september. A we can put a Dollar amount to the proposed Issue after we see the extent to which local lending institutions want to participate Christy said truck cited a reek Caille Washington a the National transportation safety Board says poorly maintained track caused the March 14 de raiment Amtrak Empire builder passenger train near Glacier National Park in Montana a total 115 persons were injured when the train jumped the rails As it rounded a curve the Board in a report issued tuesday said the probable cause the Accident was the overturning the outside rail the curved track a because the improperly maintained track could not sustain the lateral forces Quot the locomotive when it accelerated in the curve arca deaths Brown l o., Locust Grove okla funeral saturday Allen. Mrs Mae Gentry funeral thursday to Rte lot. Mrs Shirley Fayetteville funeral Friday. Kauffman. Bryon Prairie Grove f funeral thursday. See Page 2second time around. But really in great shape. Lots items clothes furniture Little everything getting All Call xxx xxx sell it Foster with a Low Cost and from the n w Arkansas times classified dept. Call 442-6242 for details. Inside editorial family scene sports. Amusement. Classified. 4. .3-10. 17-tt25 .30-32

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