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Rocky Mount Evening Telegram (Newspaper) - January 25, 1961, Rocky Mount, North Carolina Rocky 1961 CASE FOR RETARDED PUPILS A deal has been said and written Terry Sanfords desire to im prove and expand the school facilities of North One of the vital phases of such a program has to do with provid ing more special classes for retarded chil and Sanford himself said he intends to help this segment of children in his educational While the spotlight is usually on con ventional classrooms and normal chil the need remains great in this state for special emphasis on helping these re tarded children who simply cannot keep Up with normal children in average To give an example of the magni tude of our problem in this there were mentally retarded children enrolled in Tar Heel schools during the past school The North Carolina Association for Re tarded Children has a goal of a minimum of 100 additional teachers for the educa bte mentally retarded children in each year of the next How does this goal compare with present efforts There were only in special classes out of the retarded children While some states have done more in this North Carolina is in about the same boat as most states it falls short of adequately meeting the needs for re tarded children in public The answer seems to be in special with special teachers if that is Sanford believes a great deal can be done at a minimum of state expense by expanding the use of special The reward would be making more of these children selfrespecting While not all of these retarded children can be a large percentage An educable child is one with an Q of between 50 and Recent surveys show that 70 per cent of the educable children become occupationally selfsup In spite of the long distance the state still has to travel in this there are unmistakable signs of For ex up until a few years children with trainable retarded minds had only two places to an institution or at This is no longer By the fall of 1957 there were 27 classes operating with an enrollment of 342 This is a small but it is a As of North Carolina is spending over million annually to educate mentally retarded children in public A total of about nine and a half million dollars is needed for special classrooms for all the mentally retarded children in public A STRANGE PAROLE CASE An amazing story has been concerning the paroling of a convicted killer to a man under probation himself from a federal liquor law The story happened in Wayne and a still more amazing aspect of the bizarre case is that the State Bureau of Investi gation has turned up nothing of an in criminating nature against A Chatham County John was the man under probation ion a Durham federal court He alleged ly for the parole of Harold serving a 1215 year term for Apparently Newell had no trouble at all in arranging Hagans But a Goldsboro attorney previously had tried and failed to win a parole for How it was done remains a according to SBI Director Walter Ander in spite of the fact that his agency began working on the case in But the SBI seems to have missed the whole Our de clared shows that Newell did exaotly what he said he would do for We dont have any evidence that he did it We have documen tary evidence proving only that he did what he promised Hagans he would The big question in the case is not whether Newell extorted money from Ha gans under false but rather how the State Paroles Board came to re lease a man in the custody of another who was on Another question that needs answering who got the for arranging this parole As a matter of still another con vict was found to be paroled to Newell when the SBI opened its probe of the Ha gans If the SBI wants to in vestigate it should start on the receiving not on the giving where Hagans Records indicate that normal Paroles Board procedures were followed in the Hagans parole If that is then why was the Goldsboro attorney unable to effect a parole for when New ell had no trouble at after obtaining first from Hagans foster father It would appear that a more thorough investigation than that instituted by the SBI thus far be in order in this peculiar THE OLD ROCKING CHAIRS GOT HIM The World Today BY JAMES MARLOW ClamUp Policy For Kennedy WASHINGTON AP Those plumbers of newsmen with an ear for have their work cut out for them in the Ken nedy President starting his first full week in the White seems to have laid down a policy of Secretary of State Dean Rusk was noted for not talking much when he worked in the State De partment some years Rusk came away from the White House after talk ing with with the news the Kennedy administration wants quiet Then there were the Democrat ic congressional leaders who per KENNEDY AND CONGRESS When President Kennedy goes before Congress Monday to deliver his State of the Union message it will be with assur ance that much of the legislation he sup ports will receive favorable action in the political struggles that will be corning up in Now that the House Rules Committee makeup is being changed to suit the there is not much to stand in the way of the programs on which he Kennedys State of the Union message will let Congress and the nation know jufit what the new President and his ad ministration thinks the country The message will give some strong indi cation of what to expect a week or two later when separate presidential messages embodying legislative proposals will be sent to Prior to the proposed change in the membership of the House Rules Commit it was certain that many of Ken nedys welfare programs would never get by that No legislation can go to the House until it has been cleared by the Rules Formerly made up of six liberals all Democrats and six con servatives two Democrats and four Re the Rules Committee would have at best deadlocked on many Kennedy This road block has been cleared in that two more KennedyDemocrats will be added to the assuring the President of the utmost congressional co Now that the Rules Committee appar ently is under Kennedys the new administrations relationship with the rest of Congress takes on new In the House the Kennedyliberals hold a hfirline Of 262 Democrats in the 163 are from the north and west and all but three of them would be in the Kennedyliberal There are 90 Southern and past voting records classify them thusly 20 Kennedy 20 intermediate and 57 conserva tives who will vote consistently with the Republicans on economic Of the Republicans about 142 are hardcore con 13 intermediate and 22 lean ing into the liberal Going by these splits most of the voting in the House on Kennedy domestic and economic issues would find 202 voting on the liberal side 180 Democrats and 22 Republicans and 202 on the conservative side 142 Republicans and 60 There would be 37 who must be listed as and the liberals would probably get the edge here due to pressure from the White A breakdown in the Senate shows the President with a majority Of 64 Democrats 22 are from southern states and 42 from the north and with six of the southerners consistent in their liberal voting and only one north erner classified as The Kennedyliberals have a solid core of 47 votes from Democrats with the others classified as or Of 36 Republicans 27 are and three or four others usually vote with the giving Kennedy the balance of With the House Rules Committee stacked in his favor and with voting ma jorities in both the House and appears that the new President has clear sailing ahead in getting what he wants through CUBAN PEOPLE TRAPPED The United at cost in lives and drove the oppressors of the Cuban people out more than 60 years Instead of making Cuba a the tried to nurse it into a state of selfgov supported its economy and pro tected it against predatory The Red masters of Cuba can do little more than they have already to Amer ican lives and Americans and other foreigners who have not left Cuba are Now it is the Cuban people who will including the who were trying to get out by American THE ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use of publication of all news credited to it or not otherwise credited to this paper and also to local news printed All rights of publication of special dispatches herein are also Rocky North Carolina ROCKY MOUNT PUBLISHING Published Dally and Sunday Telegram Buildinj 150152 Howard SUBSCRIPTION PRICES Rates by in The Carolinas and Virginia I G 1 Daily and Sunday Sunday Only Daily Only Daily and Sunday 1 Week 40r postage paid at Rocky Member of Bureau Advertising Piesi haps for the first time had prac tically nothing to When they came away from talking with Kennedy they may have been mumbling to themselves but they werent even doing that to Vice President Lyndon John son confided to reporters a piece of information which didnt send them racing for the He said the talk with Kennedy in volved problems facing the na It seemed only yesterday that President Eisenhowers congres sional leaders could hardly wait to leave him before making state This didnt mean they revealed much compared with the Democrats they looked like a bunch of If this clamup is going to be Kennedy it means report ers will have to work harder finding people who will leak news to them without being Since Kennedy plans on having regular news per haps he has decided if his IM THINKING James Farmer Story BY AN OLD REPORTER JAMES FARMER sold to Shadrach vtjL vs James Arthur Tony sod by Stephen Robbins ami son of Benjamin Eason Farmer William and wife Nancy Ann was Robbins Joseph Loid fur born in Nash County on July pounds current Mniiey 11 HI He married Maggie I 151 acres south of Tar Uivir daughter of William both sides of Great Branch adjcml Maurice Daughtridge and wife Del1 jng Tisdalc and witnessed la Williford of Rocky They by John On February J resided in j William Children of James and Maggie Farmer Delia Mae Farmer married Hazzard William and lived near An Arthur Farmer lived Joseph Lee for 100 poundin specie money 200 acres south nil Beaver Dam Swamp one prongs of Tyan adjoining John Meadow and the in County witnessed by William Lee Farmer married and Kynchcn Hob Maddrey of Chapel Carrie Lane Farmer married Langley of In October 1779 William Robins was allowed pounds for a Shot Bag furnished by the Commissioner of Claims at Hali In the 1779 vouchers he was listed for and the On August Robbins of Edgecombe County sold Stephen Robbins for in silj ver money 120 acres south ofj Town Creek adjoining John Wird and a small branch from the Jeremiah Balls nessed by Baker and Thorn as On October Know all persons that it may concern that same amount was paid in April j William Robbins Seanctir of the 1780 by Green Treasurer of County of Edqecomb frelM Halifax Military Among Concenlcd to give my nnd i the original paid vouchers for lennimcnts to my two grandMsl Halifax District is pounds in isaack Robbins John specie to William Robbins for one Robbins to them her airs and asj gun pounds in specie signs for ever that after my Deed to William Robins on September j they shall engoy fro and Clcare In the 1786 settlements byj from all incombearns rights the Commissioners at Wartitles in which I the amounl paid S chargnres and assigns Bind myself rnyj to warrant the ed by State for Williarn Robbins right of the above mentioned lam was j and lenniments In the Continental Line accounts ROBBINS The documen of John Price for the was witnessed by William William Robbins wnsj allowed pounds in Due j William made his and pounds in will in Edgecombe County on Oc a total of Thus total j tober and it was probated was settled by the Commissioners i in February 1831 wife at Halifax on September use of all houseliolc and Feruary and at Warj kitchen planta rcnton on May 1786 in settle1 lion 2 ment of soldiers accounts since cow and calf 2 son WH April 17861 The amount of liam one shilling pounds appeared on James grandson Moses Armstrongs accounts for New Elijah reversional nVr Bern and there is anesi in half the land 4 grandsnr original voucher for the payment Wiley son of Ely of the same sum in specie to Wilditto 51 son and executor Seph liam Robbins for service in en a fourth of tie nsfc iue Continental of the estate 6 son Elijah On February William ditto l7 son Ely Robbins Robans entered a claim for ditto i8 daughter Charity B pounds against the public said to wife of Isaac be incurred in the late Expedition ditto witnesses Britain against the William Caleb and Robbins of Edgecombe County x seems to be the most logical On January 21 and March 2fi administration does any son to whom this record may be the personal property of the b f applied relative to service in the William Robbins was sold a pub Regulator In the Edgecombe lie auction and was purchased by County Census of 1790 he was listthe following individuals William ed with two males over William hell do This may explain the unenlight ening explanation by Kennedys press Pierre LYNN Around Capitol Square Teacher Merit Rating rating for school teachers should be based on quali ty not quantity of activity merit rating is not a money saving and there must be an en tirely different approach to merit rating for school teachers than that applied to industrial These would seem to be the key findings of the commission author ized by the 1959 Legislature and appointed by Governor Luther Hodges about a year and a half ago to study the This commission headed by 0 Harris Jr of Wake releas ed its report this week The princi pal recommendation is for a legis lative appropriation of to finance a fouryear pilot pro gram in two or more selected dis And the commission lays down some basic rules to govern the The three men tioned seem to be most CRITERIA The problem of merit rating for teachers is almost as old as the public school sys Some states have had statu tory provisions for half a and the matter has been under stu dy in North Carolina for 20 The imponderables are what crit eria shall apply and who will do the Shall quality teach ing be rated on instructional meth or on progress of the pupil How do methods affect pupils progress Carolina is moving into the area of merit rating for pupils as well as for The main body of public school administration tends to serve the average boy or This State is now developing programs for the below average and for the specially talented As the studies progress there may de velop a definite relationship be tween pupils rating and teacher QUALITY It is inherent in the idea that merit rating is intended lo award excellence with higher The commission report makes clear that extra as athletic lunch room and similar duties has no relationship to quality mer The commission does not make the but others that sometimes the additional money paid for extracurricular activities tends to depreciate rather than enhance the quality of The most bothersome question is who will bell the who will do the evaluating of quality teach In the early days of public education in the United States the evaluations were made by the members of the boards who em ployed the Later the task was passed along to school ad the professional edu Both plans had obvious de The nonprofessional board members did not know what they were talking and the professionals tended to give high value to teachers who conformed to their own Most North Carolina school including approve the principle of merit Gover nor Gregg Cherry appointed a commission in 1945 to work out a Since then there has been continuous and no agree ment on criteria or on who would bell the Every plan proposed had serious chiefly the fact that personal favoritism either for individuals or for methods of in tended to influence deci DIFFERENT Another factor has been the inclination to attempt merit rating of school teachers on the same basis as merit promo tions in Perhaps the most significant conclusion of the Harris study commission is that the ap when asked how come the quiet four males under and four Powel Wii i i Bythel Isaac We are not lightening informa On December William Isaac Salinger were try Robbins was granted 150 acres in Wiley Redmond lien ing to coordinate j Edgecombe County on Tyancoca i jamin Eaton There was a particular reason JS w a m joining the County Joseph for hoping Rusk would open line between Edgecombe and Nash j James Over the weekend Soviet Prej adjoining himself and Robert mier Khrushchev had called in Starling On August Pearcy Burn William and Daniel Joseph Lee Mercer witnessed the will of John Frederick Mordecai Mtch On December he Davkl Joab was granted 151 acres on both Stephen Theophilus Moore be questioners with a statement i sides of Great Branch adjoining Ely Isaac The value of the diplomatic Stephen Stephen channel depends on its j and On Stephen widow Itii He wouldnt say what Khrushchev August Jeremiah U and William had talked Elizabeth x Baits of Edgecombe liam Robin Sonvord County sold William Robbins for William Batcn NVv the American ambassador in Mos Llewellyn Thompson and talked with him for But Rusk brushed aside would READERS FORUM To the Editor The Executive Committee of the Rocky Mount Chamber of Com mcrcc has learned with approval I that the President of the United j States on December appointed a fifteenmcmherpresi dential Railroad Commission to study the railway industrys dis pute over work rules and prac The members of this Com mission representing manage labor and the public will in silver money 178 acres ton William south of Town Creek adjoining Willy John Ward a grant to William Zachariah in 17G1 and by him Macklin BUSINESS TOPICS BY SAM DAWSON Two Economic Problems ap the proach must be And the best way to determine the proper approach is the suggested four year pilot operation in a few se lected PROMOTIONS Merit rating in industry is often reclassification of and each business firm has its own standards for transfer and In says the with only one rung on the success the job advancement opportuni and relation between indivi dual goals and organizational goals are marked differences which ren der less than significant the argu ment that what is used in industry may be directly applicable to That observation pinpoints the distinction which many people and some have difficul ty in between prof itmotive business and service rendering Business deals with people for the purpose of earning dollars government deals with people for the purpose of helping Dividends from service to humans are often less tangible than dividends derived from in vestment of but in many instances they are more That is what the study commis sion meant when it reported that merit rating for teachers is not a tax saving it will cost more Determi Rocky we acknowledge the substantial interest of this corn many railroad families living here and the continuing economic But Ihis if it the progress of the Atlantic Coast Line government runs the risk of in creasing the flow of investment nation of whether it be a sound business investment will de pend upon results of the proposed pilot ventures in a few school dis tricts during the next four attempt to resolve the differences NEW YORK Two acute bor Secretary Arthur presented in a manner which will I problems face the new adminis Current unemployment is o be fair and equitable to railway trationrisin unemloyment andUi falling gold What is done about one could affect the reached that will achieve better co operation and continuing progress of what we consider a very vital industry the American and with the caliber of the Com it is certain that their de at up a million in a number actually rc And the whole public may get cciving joblcss Payments clue as to what President tlle record of and make it will be helpful to the railroad industry and serve the best in terests of our This is the American way to in on TV and radio and printed length for all to study in days The problems are linked in two I Many out of work cision will be fair to the railroads and to the labor and must j a be regarded as final Rising unemployment is due although not al I to a continuing slack persons many have exhausted the such payments are Much of the nlame for unemployment is put on poor InisT way for government 10 lackle that problem is to force interest rates cia HUM i i Iwi As spokesmen for business in in machin eiy and other manufacturing and metal But there are other The usual seasonal for ex ample weather hampers con struction and other outdoor work auuavaiitiai uuvicai in uiia vuui munily in the wellbeing of the and make borrow Sincerely Julian President Hugh Executive VicePrcsident Chamber of Commerce PORTRAITS By John Mctcalfc LONGING My darling 1 long to An everlasting part Of all the dreams and all the hopes That lie within your heart I long to be the wayward wind To stroke your silken hair And watch it softly waving in The southern sunkissed air I long to be the northern star Reflecting in the night And in your tender smiling eyes A lasting glowing light I long to be the song of birds Upon General business uncertainty running all the way from stock capital to other land where re turns are And that in turn will make it just that much easi er for foreigners to pile up dol lars they can turn in for more of our The loss of gold affects the world confidence in the dollar and disturbs planning at The loss of gold with the possibility it could lead to remedies that would mean more inflation and rising production costs along with other encourages companies to invest in over seas plants to make goods there rather than to hire workers They say to produce this has its arc taking over jobs effect on the total il unemploy World trade whether competitive or brakes on our or financial condi A handtomouth inventory not ordering until the faclory or store has up stocks on c cutbacks at supplier as metal production and process causet market nervousness to for spending on new plain taken a along this line was uncertainty to what changes would come will a new Labor chiefs point 3 finger T automation as a cause for 1111 once Conservatives say ah wi change in The weatlr will get inventories give out and have to be rcnlei i vour window sill And that on lions such as the loss of automation creates its n it i i For golden moonbeams of haunting whippoorwill most of all I want to be ever on your mind And know that you will nevermore An other lover find Field Enterpris The all have effects on and builds new But iincslic business slackness may be re The jobless is too obviously cluttering up the All Ibis n due course without government interference economy now to be swept under But the administration the President Kennedy lias been given some new estimates by La is un likely to want to We know soon what it proposes lo dc about current pressing problems
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