High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Apr 4 1974, Page 32

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - April 4, 1974, High Point, North Carolina City Council unit on roads is proposed by Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer a new standing committee of City Council was proposed today to Deal with Street and Road projects of concern to the City of High Point. Councilman Arnold Koonce proposed the additional three member committee As a Means of improving relations Between the City staff the Council and the North Carolina dept of transportation. At the same time Koonce proposed creation of an advisory committee with representatives from the Council chamber of Commerce county commission and the state dept of transportation and possibly others to Deal with Street and Road projects. Impetus for Koonce s proposals came from a recent hassle Over removal of parking in the Vicinity of the old Post office As the result of a topics project. The controversy arose when members of the present Council insisted that some of the parking at the old Post office be retained until the new Post office now under construction is occupied. This was contrary to the original plan the topics project for improving intersections at Wrenn and e. Green drive and s. Main and e. Green drive. State and Federal authorities threatened to withdraw funds because of the change but were later persuaded to simply delay payment for their share of the project until All parking has been removed about a year from now. The topics program was planned several years ago. Koonce said today that this controversy and misunderstanding a possibly could have been avoided if such a committee had been councilmen meeting in regular session today appeared to favor Kooncee a proposals but postponed action until april 29 when the matter will be brought up for see City on 5d thursday afternoon april 4, 1974 Section d citizens petition is passed Over councilmen reverse Field name stadium for Simeon by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer City Council broke its own Long standing policy today and named the new football stadium after . Tony Simeon athletic director for High Point schools. By an unexpected vote of six to three Council broke the policy it had adhered to for years against naming any municipal facility after a person. Several schools and at least four Public housing projects in High Point Are named after persons but these facilities Are not considered to be City properties. In voting to name the stadium after Simeon Council passed Over a petition bearing 800 signatures that the facility be named High Point municipal stadium. Located on property adjacent to Shady Rook elementary school in North High Point the football stadium will be used for the first time this fall. It is owned by the City which is leasing it to the school Board for one Dollar a year. The motion that the stadium be named after Simeon was made by councilman s. E. Burford and seconded by councilman Arnold Kooncejr. Voting in favor of the motion were Burford and Koonce along with Council members 0. A. Kirkman Roy Culler jr., Henry Shavitz and Rachel Gray. Voting against were mayor Paul Clapp and councilman Bob Wells and Frank Wood. Speaking against naming the stadium for a person were de Turner and Harold Culler. Both referred to the petition submitted in support of naming the facility the High Point municipal stadium. Quot i have known or. Simeon for Many years and played football under him at Central High school a said Turner. A i am not Here to speak against or. Simeon but to speak for naming the stadium the High Point municipal stadium. A other people such As Edgar Hartley and Jimmy Ellington and mrs. Blake Thompson have worked Many hours often without compensation for the Good of this City and its Young people. A Many other people have had a hand in building this stadium. Other people have been involved and All would be recognized in naming it the High Point municipal stadium a Turner said. Hartley was for Many years executive director of the High Point Myca. Ellington was with the City Parks and recreation department and mrs. Thompson is a former chairman of the school Board a the petition shows that the people definitely Are for naming the stadium the High Point municipal stadium a Culler said. A i assure you that is the name the people speaking in favor of. Naming the stadium after Simeon was the Rev. Richard Crowder pastor of first United methodist Church where Simeon is a member. Two members of Council Are also members of first methodist. They Are mrs. Gray and Koonce. The Rev. Or. Crowder was at the Council meeting to speak the invocation. A i want to say a Little something about the Man who has meant so much to me a he said when the stadium Issue came before Council. A Tony Simeon is one of five men who have had the greatest influence on my life. A the i Quot a person who has been so influential so inspiring on so Many lives. You will do the Community of High Point a great service to name the stadium after this individual a the Rev. Or. Crowder said. Both mayor Clapp and Wells spoke in support of the policy against naming a facility after a person. A we will be setting a precedent for the future a the mayor said. A three new recreation centers Are to be constructed in the near future. Are we going to have to name them for someone this thing will come Back to haunt Wells commented a i am impressed by the Large number of signatures on the Culler referred to the dispute that arose Over the naming of Oak hollow Lake. Efforts were made by some in the City to have the Lake named after former mayor Jesse Washburn but Council refused to change its policy at the time. A fall of that is water Over the dam now a Culler said. A was for the future i done to think this obligates me one bit just because the Council names the stadium for someone now. We must rely on the judgment of future councils a Koonce said. A the stadium was built for High school football in High Point not to be a municipal stadium a Kirkman said. A it is for football for the schools see councilmen on 5d inflation ravages City budget area youths take Over memorial service it a picnic Lexington the Central Davidson senior High school it a will hold its annual picnic tonight at 7 o clock in the upstairs Media Center. Installation of Pat officers for the 19741975 school year will follow the evening meal. All parents Are urged to bring a picnic lunch to this final Pat meeting of the school year. Cat show Greensboro approximately 170 felines from to states will compete for honors at the second annual All american scored cat show saturday and sunday at Lewis recreation Center on Forest Lawn drive in Greensboro. The show sponsored by the Carolina tar paws fanciers of Greensboro will exhibit a number of rare Breeds however a special Competition for household pets will be held. The show will be open to the Public to a m. Until 5 . Both Days. Proceeds from the event will go to the Guilford county humane society and the North Carolina zoological society. Nae meet Twenty three members of the High Point unit of the North Carolina Assn. Of educators Are attending the current fourth annual convention of the Nae in Charlotte according to mrs. . Collins local chapter president. The delegates will present the High Point units views in deciding the course the Nae will follow during the next year. Among the speakers slated to be heard during the two Day event Are Duke University president Terry Sanford and National education Assn. President Helen Wise. T. Wingate students held or. Martin Luther King or morning. Friday Marks the Andrews High school a memorial service for this sixth anniversary of or. Kings assassination in Memphis Tenn. Held in the school cafeteria the program consisted of the Reading of poems and essays by the students and several musical selections. Pictured above is Thomas Delaine at the piano. Staff Pho Foby Mark Austin pulverized tests delayed piano Competition North Carolina music teachers no Meta District piano contest will be held saturday at High Point College. Teachers from to area counties Are entering 84 students at either Junior or senior Levels of training. Students from both Levels will play three selections and will be judged by leading professional musicians chosen from no Meta membership. Senior level students receiving a Superior rating Are qualified to enter the state piano contest to be held at unc cd april 20. Holy land film a movie of the holy land made by Bishop Odessa Covington pastor of Kings Chapel Church on Saunders place and other members of the congregation will be shown at the Church saturday at 8 . The film is a record of a trip made in november and the screening is open to the Public. . Test civil defense sirens throughout the High Point area will be sounded at noon saturday according to mrs. Anne Partin local office of civil preparedness coordinator. Mrs. Partin said the sirens will be sounded As a part of a regular monthly testing program. Andrews Pisa the Andrews High school pts will meet at the school tonight at 7 30. After the Short meeting the annual school fair will be held in the gymnasium. Greensboro a we expected some delay during the testing period James Rickards assistant to the county manager for operations said in discussing problems connected with the new solid waste pulverized near High Point. The pulverized Rickards said has been out of operation the past few Days due to cracked liner plates caused by defective holds at the factory. New liners have been installed on the unit located on City property East of that City and space plates Are on hand in Case of further need Rickards said. Rickards said the new machine should begin operating on its testing schedule in the near future. Requirements Call for the machine to grind 3.000 tons of solid wastes before it is accepted. Even then Rickards said the county has a one year warranty period starting after the testing period ends. Rickards said that the machine is now about Midway in its testing period. It has been operated at various times since the testing period began in late january but the work has been delayed due to problems with plates see pulverized on 50 by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer because of inflation escalation clauses in bid contracts Are wreaking havoc on the High Point City budget. City Council confronted the financial flux of the Economy today when it approved an additional 511,242 to a contract it had awarded last december for 200,000 feet of conductor wire. When awarded to general electric Supply co. Last dec. 6. The contract was for $39,566. The additional $11,242 was added since then by the manufacturer in Cost to the supplier. A we have checked the supplier s invoice and that is the exact amount of the increase in the manufacturers Cost a City manager Harold Cheek told Council. A the supplier is passing that increase along to us without any profit to himself. A in 30 years i have never seen anything like the situation we Are in now a Cheek said during a lengthy discussion by Council Over the awarding of contracts for electrical supplies. Bids for transformers and also for wire All contained Quot escalator clauses in the proposed contracts. A no firm bids were submitted a according to statements on the bid Sheet submitted to Council. A fall bids Are subject to change and will be invoiced a Price in a a inflation on 50 City offices by Arthur Utley Iii Enterprise staff writer a a youth rebellion Quot Hasni to taken place yet but a number of area High school students took control of City government wednesday As part of the High Point youth councils youth in government Day. A mock Council Sessi n at Astor dowdy towers highlighted the Day that began with a morning visit to the respective City departments each student was representing. During that time the students studied department functions with the head of the department. The students Are encouraged to formulate a problem or proposal concerning their department to present to the mock Council. Department resources Are open to the students As Are the officials for consultation on the proposals to be presented at the Council session the biggest debate entered on a request by the Public utilities department for $2 million to expand the water treatment Plant and the installation of a Large feeder main. Council backed the request and approved the initial step but funding of the proposal brought widespread debate. Adding the Issue to the May 7 Bond referendum was vetoed by the City attorney because a it is too late to add the Issue to the upcoming the huge request also would have hiked the tax rate by More than 28 cents which Council viewed unfavourably. The undecided Council postponed the funding Issue until the next session. The Young councilman passed two City ordinances a one to provide for a downtown bicycle Trail and the other to have sprinkler systems required in High Rise buildings Over three stories. The Bike Trail ordinance provides for a strip on one Side of Hamilton and Wrenn streets to be set aside for bikers and a bicycle court will be set up to handle offences. A five year deadline was Given for the installation of sprinkler systems in establishments that currently to not have systems installed and All new buildings will be required to have the systems placed during construction. Quot Council persons for the Day were mayor Bobby Green of Andrews mayor pro tem Laurie Allredo Central Sally Bulla Steve Shavitz Laura Hinson and Vivian Mackey All of Central and Craig Turner see area on 5d teachers Are teaching teachers by Cathy Packer Enterprise staff writer several Andrews High school teachers Are taking on extra chores this week and next. In addition to handling their regular classes they Are conducting an individualized education workshop for other teachers. The Andrews teachers Are part of a statewide program sponsored by the division of occupational education of the state dept. Of Public instruction and designed to promote the use of individualized teaching techniques and to instruct teachers in their use. Eight teams of teachers from across the state attended a seminar in Sanford last summer and Are now holding similar seminars for teams from schools systems which did not attend the earlier one. Six Andrews teachers went to Sanford. Since then three More have joined that team. This week seven educators from the Goldsboro school system Are observing individualized classes at Andrews talking to teachers who teach those classes and studying the materials in a resource Center set up by the division of occupational education. When they return to Goldsboro they plan to hold an in service program for their fellow teachers. Their goals Are to understand the principles of individualized instruction and to learn to determine curriculum Content to write behavioural objectives to diagnose students characteristics and to pre assess skills to plan individualized learning experiences to select materials and equipment for their classes to manage an individualized classroom and to evaluate and report student Progress. Next week an identical seminar will be held for teachers at Andrews not yet involved in the program. A this is to inform teachers about the concept and to develop teacher competencies to implement the concept a explained James a Lunsford the state official supervising the program. A it s beyond Mere philosophy a Wehe practising what we re each teacher attending the program is pretested to determine his knowledge of individualized instruction. Then activities Are selected to enable the teacher to reach certain learning objectives. They will be tested at the end of the week to determine their Progress. They Are being taught by the same methods they Are learning about. The Andrews teachers who went to the Sanford seminars have had almost a full school year to implement the individualized teaching techniques. Mrs. Betsy Tobin chairman of the Andrews program said in an interview this week a until you get things set up its a lot More work for the teacher. But in the traditional classroom some students fail from the Day they walk in until the Day they walk out and some Are bored from the Day they walk in until the Day they walk mrs. Tobin feels she is winning that Battle against academic failure and boredom. A fall of my students achieve Success somewhere along the line a she said. A it is so beneficial to the student that it is a it May take a very Long time but they done to move on until they understand what they Are studying. There Are no the reason there Are no failures is because the course objectives Are set individually within the limits of the students capabilities teacher observes individualized education at Andrews Rodney Mallery of Goldsboro r studies mrs. Betsy Tobinus classroom in one of her business math classes mrs. Tobin has some students working on chapter to in the textbook while others have progressed to chapter 26. Besides working at different rates the students May also select different methods of study. They May study in Small groups on a one to one basis with the teacher or independently. The program has several other Points of staff photo by Mark Austin emphasis. One is to try to pinpoint a students interests and then to relate All of his courses to that interest and the courses to each other. Lunsford explained that a boy studying drafting May through the cooperation of his teachers learn in his mathematics class the Fine Points of measurement which he needs for drafting. Theoretically the boy then also a a teachers on 2d

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