High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Dec 16 1973, Page 28

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 16, 1973, High Point, North Carolina We have our standards and we stick to them from Page 12b curtains Are occasionally seen. To move when somebody leaves a House and where conservatism hits at All Levels. The banker Lyle Bakken lives in the most expensive House in Drake. Its Worth about $30,000. A lot of the Homes very comfortable and very pleasant Range from $6,-000 to $10,000. Bakken who wears Cowboy hoots in the Bank assesses Drake this Way a its the kind of place that before i went out and bought a Cadillac car i d ask myself what my neighbor would say about Bakken. Definitely one of the inner members of the Community says the same Small group runs the town year after year mainly because no one else will Volunteer. He also says the Community is not As Backwoods As everyone would believe. Quot we know what a happening in other parts of the country but we done to expect them to upset our Appl Ecart. And we done to want to upset theirs. We pay our tax dollars and we want this Standard of he cites a recent $400,000 addition to the school the new senior citizens Fellowship Hall the paving of All the streets not just the downtown Section As signs that Drake is moving ahead. Also the fact that a City of this size has a doctor and a Bank. The last new House was built in 1966 and a four apartment senior citizens Home went up in 1970. A a lot of these Farmers have a lot of Money but they won t buy a new Home. spend a couple of thousand dollars fixing up the old one a a Bakken says. There s the Story of the Farmer who died and left behind $5 million. He had never sent his son to College. He said he afford it. Bakken says the town is not All Goody Goody. A we have our town drunks just like everywhere else a he says. The eth Nic jokes Here Are norwegian. Charley Drake born in 1869, came Here with his father As a toddler and he says Drake looks pretty much like it did when he was a child except for the City Hall and the clinic. The mayor o w. Fors claims he lost the 1962 election because of that City Hall. Quot it Cost $100,000 and these people thought that was too much a says fors. Quot they turned me he had been mayor for 17 years before that. Fors a contractor built the building. Fors is Back now As mayor but he says this will be his last term. He s tired of people calling him up and telling him the water smells funny or looks funny and what s he going to do about it. Drake citizens tend to be older people. For the youngsters w to head off to a four year College a about 20 per cent a there Are few jobs in Drake when they get out. For those that done to go on to school better paying work is available in Minot or Minneapolis. For the farm youngster it s the old Story that Only one son will take Over the farm and the others must look elsewhere for work. Bakken figures it takes about a Quarter of a million Dollar investment to get one of these farms going a farms that average about 1,000 acres. Wheat is the main product. Social activity in the City w without a movie House centers around clubs and organizations and there Are several meetings a week including that of the investment club. A a we Haven t made much Money yet a says Bakken a but we sure have drunk a lot of mrs. John Kuntz wife of a Farmer says she counted once when their children were Home and they belonged to 32 different organizations. Mrs. Kuntz puts up about 450 jars of canned goods every year bakes her own bread from the package of yeast she bought 20 years ago and has kept going Ever since and does the laundry for the Catholic priest. Her husband a Jovial Man drives the mail truck and Sells insurance along with keeping up a 960-acre farm. The title City is recovering from its bout with publicity now to a degree although letters came in Long after the initial burning. School supt. Dale Fuhrman says the letters Are running 50 to 75 per cent against the school Board. The Severus received 150 letters Only three of which were negative. Hurt Vonnegut was one of the Many people from across the country who called them. Severy also received copies of a a fahrenheit 451,�?� a novel about a futuristic society where books were banned and a suggestion he use that in his class. The school Board got some matches. The students generally think that every body in school knew the questioned four letter words anyway and Quot if they did no to ifs High time they Learned they also feel the school Board was naive in thinking they were naive. The school Board replies that they can read what they want outside but the school was not going to introduce Severy is blamed for the publicity. Severy who assigned . Salinger so Catcher in the Bye a and Ken Kesey so one Fiew Over the cuckoos nest the year before says that nonsense. A if i knew this Book would make trouble i would never have assigned Severy says he assigned the Hook because it dealt with modern Day problems and the language simply reflected the Way people talked. No Book was assigned to take its place As the school Board had trouble deciding who would approve his next Choice. A 17-year-old, tired of the whole thing adds a a it a just a big rip off. Severy will walk away from this with some fancy so far. However. Severy has received no Job offers and his future Here at $6,450 a year looks dim. There is no tenure for any teacher. The Board insists it has t discussed the hiring of Severy for next year. School superintendent Dale Fuhrman. Who goes Deer Hunting with Severy told him As a Friend however he might Start looking around. Meanwhile Many Drake adults say they would like to get copies of the Book to see for themselves. And they done to think the members of the school Board will be in trouble come election time As an editorial in a nearby newspaper suggested. The people who survived the a dirty thirties of these Plains the cold Winters and the Farmers struggle with the adversities of the land will undoubtedly survive this. A you have to remember that these arc Strong people a says Andrew Jans a former mayor. A they came through the depression and they can come through anything else that comes their injuries minor in Auto wrecks two persons suffered minor injuries thursday in traffic accidents within the City. James b Anderson. 28. Of Johnson Street was injured when his car and one driven by Belinda sue Thomas of Marlboro Street collided on Baker Road at elder Road about 3 42 p. In. Is. Thomas was charged with a Safe movement violation. Frances Powell Harrell was injured in a two car wreck about 11 50 a. In. On s. Main Street at Grimes Avenue. She was charged with a red Light violation. The other Driver was Talmadge Ellington 57, of rocks Ping Road. Fireman takes state position Asheboro n m Allred assistant Asheboro City fire chief has resigned his Post to accept a position As instructor in the fire and Rescue division of the North Carolina dept of insurance. Allred will begin his new duties with the state on Jan. 2 and after a week of orientation in Raleigh will travel about the state giving instruction to both paid and Volunteer fire departments and Rescue squads. Even though he will work out of Raleigh he will continue to maintain his Home in Asheboro _ Uncle de says the Energy crisis is a plot. But then he thinks everything is a plot. See on to is ? Polaroid Square shooter la. Electric Eye with electronic shutter automatically gives Correct exposures. Polaroid sx-70 land camera. New from Polaroid. Pictures develop outside the camera. No mess. Nothing to throw away. Jack putt. 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