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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 22, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Still oppose Bill educators Adamant on spanking ban by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer of Guilford county rep. Margaret Keesee expects objections to her ban on Corporal punishment in schools measure to be removed by a watered Down substitute Bill she apparently stands to be disappointed by some High Point school administrators. That became Clear when the Issue was brought up at the regular meeting of the High Point Board of education thursday. Board chairman Laurin Welborn brought up the Issue by asking or. Dean b. Pruette superintendent to explain present Laws and local policies governing Corporal punishment in Public schools. Pruette answered succinctly a the Law provides that you school Board cannot adopt any policy that prohibits Corporal punishment in the Pruette was then asked by school Board member Dot Keams if there Wasny to some sort of local policy prescribing that Corporal punishment ought to be carried out in the presence of another teacher but not in the presence of other students. A was far As in a concerned that sort of formal thing is More objectionable than a Complete ban a or. Pruette replied. Rep. Keesee s substitute Bill which has not yet been introduced in the general Assembly reportedly would set up reporting Drivers urged to follow Steps in Gas crisis with the Energy crisis approaching the critical stage in the High Point area the City chamber of Commerce the Guilford county chapter of the service station dealers Assn. And the City of High Point have released a six Point plan for Drivers to follow next week and thereafter. The last week of february has been tabbed As the area s most critical time for getting Gas. Said a spokesman for the chamber and a these tips should be a comply with gov. Holshouser s Odd even distribution system with License plates ending in Odd numbers receiving Gas on monday wednesday and Friday. Even number tagged cars can get Gas on tuesday thursday and saturday. A employers should initiate in Plant car pools and encourage them whenever possible. The chamber has maps of the City for people considering the system. A parents with teen age school children Are urged to get the students to car Pool or leave the cars at Home a please refrain from unnecessary driving and Call service stations to find out when they will be open instead of driving around looking for Gas. A done to drive after Church hours sunday in order to save Gas for emergencies and work. A keep Calm Cool and open minded. The service station dealers operators and the City police department will cooperate to see that everyone has a fair Opportunity to get gasoline. Procedures for Corporal punishment establish a formal procedure for administering such punishment and prescribe offences for which Corporal punishment would be permitted. Pruette acknowledged that High Point has no policy on Corporal punishment and made it Clear that he does not want one. He indicated that the right of the teacher to make immediate corrections of behaviour by a a slap on the a gentle shaking must be maintained a Board member or. John Bridgers indicated that he agreed with Pruette. A i think if we set a policy it would be a Case of establishing policy in search of a problem. We done to have any problem now. In a foursquare against doing that a he declared. At least two other Board members a Charles Neill and Edgar Dyer a indicated agreement. Rep. Keesee s original Bill which has been Defeated in committee action would have banned All Corporal punishment in North Carolina schools. This state is one of to in the nation which has a Law specifically permitting Corporal punishment in the schools. Two states Massachusetts and new Jersey and several of the nations largest cities ban Corporal punishment in the schools. The education profession in general has taken a position against Banning of Corporal punishment in this states schools. Rep. Keesee an elementary school teacher argues that Corporal punishment is a hindrance to education and ineffective As a method of controlling children Pruette had comments thursday on several other measures before the state legislature with which he is not in agreement. One is a proposal under which the teacher certification process would come under a body controlled by the teaching profession. The state Board of education now controls teacher certification. A a that s where it properly Pruette told the school Board thursday. Another proposal which the superintendent objects to would formalize meetings Between teachers and the school Board Quot they say this is Only to Exchange Pruette said Quot but it will just be a step in the door to Umon like negotiations Between teachers and school boards a he objected. Pruette indicated he favors proposals which would increase vocational education and kindergartens both of which appear to have wide support in the general Assembly. It is expected that the number of kindergarten spaces next year will be about doubled and substantial increases in state support for vocational education will be forthcoming one vocational education proposal backed by the state office of Public instruction would appropriate an additional $25 million for occupational education next year. The Money would be allocated on a per Pupil basis. Under the proposal High Point would get roughly a Quarter million dollars. Hubbard cites housing record by Cathy Packer Enterprise staff writer on the last Day of his employment As executive director of the Public housing division of the High Point housing authority. Don Hubbard defended his accomplishments and charged that his rights had been violated by the Board of commissioners. In remarks made at a special meeting of the Board this morning Hubbard said a live produced Public housing. And i be put people into he also contended that he had improved the financial position of the authority while similar agencies in North Carolina were floundering. The special meeting was waxing while waiting with lines stretching endlessly from Gas station pumps these Days waiting can be a bore unless the Day is Nice and you Don t mind expending a Little Energy. Kenneth keys of High Point was in a line at a station on English Road and decided it might be a Good time to give his car a Good waxing. What resulted was a shiny car and Relief from the Boring chore of wasting time waiting for a full tank of Gas. Staff photo by Arf Richardson h i g h p 0 i n t n v it r p r i s e Friday afternoon february 22, 1974 Section b called to Amend the bylaws in order to reorganize the authority under one director As outlined in a recent management study. The Board today formally approved the firing of Don Hubbard and instated Ken Martin executive director of the Urban renewal division As the sole executive director of the authority. Hubbard was granted his regular salary until March 15, pending Hud approval. The move was made despite a decision at the feb 13 meeting of the authority the meeting at which the decision to fire Hubbard was announced to discontinue the boards obligation to pay Severance pay to fired see Hubbard on 12b� shooting suspect arrested Asheboro an Archdale Man wanted for the tuesday night shooting of High Point radio announcer Max Parrish was arrested in Spartanburg. Sc., thursday night on a Public drunkenness charge Randolph county sheriff Lloyd Brown said Timothy Dwayne Culler of Englewood Street in Archdale was arrested after an incident at a Spartanburg Motel he said a car identified As the one stolen from the Home of Parrish tuesday night was found at the Motel. Culler will be returned to North Carolina today if he waives extradition proceedings. Parrish remains in a Thomasville Hospital but his condition is listed Asim proved he suffered a 32 Caliper Bullet wound in his neck according to Brown the two men were target shooting in Woods off the Finch farm Road near trim to when Parrish was wounded in the Throat. The sheriff said Parrish told doctors at the Hospital that the shooting was accidental. Deputies were unable to talk with Parrish due to his condition until thursday. Parrish was found in a wooded area by Carlton Avern. Schools to resume regular schedule by Ray i Huard Enterprise staff writer High Point Public school students will go Back to regular schedules March 27 under school time changes adopted thursday by the Board of education this Means that the elementary school Day will begin at 8.15 a m. And end at 2 45 p m. Junior and senior High school Days will begin at 8 30 and end at 3 30 the first bus pick ups will be at 7 25 the High Point Board and most other school systems in this area set the schedules an hour later when the nation went on Daylight saving time Early in january As an Energy conservation measure the reasoning behind the later beginning times for schools was primarily focused on safety eliminating the necessity of any students having to leave Home for school before Daylight hours the same reasoning was applied thursday in arriving at the Date for reverting to the old schedule Sunrise will occur about 7 15 on March 27. To minutes before the first bus pick ups Are made. This will permit students who have some distance to walk in order to catch the bus to leave Home in Daylight and also compensate for effects of dark and Cloudy Days. Or. Dean b Pruette. Superintendent of schools told Board members that the operation of the schools had not been adversely affected to any great degree by the later hours since january but that some High school students who work Par time would Benefit by reverting to the old schedule As soon As possible the actual change of schedules will occur on March 25. But March 25 and 26 Are teacher work Days at the end of a nine weeks period and students will not have to attend school on those dates. Teachers however will observe the changed schedule on those two Days. Ritchie to run against Preyer Dick Routh f. P. Bodenheimer or. Routh to run Bodenheimer out gop incumbents seek re election Greensboro Dick Routh a Greensboro businessman wednesday became the sixth person to file As a candidate for the office of Guilford county commissioner. A Democrat. Routh will be subject to the May 7 primary election. F. B Bodenheimer the Only Democrat on the Board no thursday announced that he will not seek another term he said growing family and business responsibilities make it impractical for him to seek re election. He has served on the Board for six years. The incumbent indicated displeasure Over Lack of interest within the democratic party concerning the commissioners race. He has been unsuccessful in efforts to persuade fellow party members to run Routh is seeking one of the three seats which go before the voters this year. Those ending four year terms this year Are Dale Montgomery of High Point and Percy Sears of Greensboro both republicans and Bodenheimer of Sedgefield. The Democrat. Both Sears and Montgomery have already announced As candidates for re election both Are completing their third four year terms. Others who have announced include John Hawkins of Greensboro a Republican and democrats b a Hall and mrs Zoe Barbee both of Greensboro. A lifelong resident of Guilford county Routh is senior vice president of Home Federal savings and loan he formerly served As a school teacher in local schools and As a real estate broker. Routh has been president of the Greensboro Jaycees and vice president of the Urban action group of the Greensboro chamber of Commerce and of the Greensboro drug action Council. He pledged to promote cooperation Between Quot Guilford county and the cities in the he said that primary needs of the county lie Quot in the area of planning for growth to avoid the problems Many other fast growing counties have experienced supporting county Law enforcement officers to the fullest and of providing the Best possible services to citizens of the the two incumbent Republican members of the Guilford county delegation to the state House of representatives Are candidates for re election. Both rep. Margaret Keesee of Greensboro and rep. Odell Payne of Mcleansville announced their candidacies thursday. She is serving her first term in the House and Payne is in his third term. They bring to six the number of republicans who have announced As candidates for the state House the others Are Kenneth Furr of Jamestown. Lucile Schwartz of Greensboro Vernon Hart of Greensboro and David Maas of High Point. Maas filed today to make his candidacy official the filing deadline is monday. Two republicans have declared As candidates for election to the state Senate. They Are incumbent sen. Coolidge Murrow of High Point and Manley c. Lewis of Greensboro in a Story about his candidacy the Enterprise incorrectly reported thursday that Lewis is seeking election to the state House he is a see Gor on 12bi Margaret Keesee Odell Payne Reidsville a an air Force major who was an Ace in the Vietnam War has become a Republican candidate for the sixth District congressional seat now held by Democrat l. Richardson Preyer of Greensboro maj. Steve Ritchie announced his candidacy thursday with appearances in each of the three counties a Rockingham Guilford and Alamance a in the sixth District. Issuing similar statements at Reidsville Greensboro and Burlington Ritchie said he is resigning his commission in the air Force effective March 31 to Campaign for the congressional seat until his resignation is effective. Ritchie said. He is prohibited by Law from talking about political issues. In the Brief statement announcing hts candidacy Ritchie said Quot for almost 14 years i have been dedicated to the business of helping to protect support and carry out our country a National policy. This experience has Only reinforced and strengthened a very deep personal feeling for All the Steve Ritchie things which affect us As a nation a consequently a a he added a i have an even increasing desire to help contribute to the real decision processes which affect us both Ritchie and Preyer Are subject to primary elections on May 7, although no other candidates from either party have announced for the congressional seat. The filing deadline is monday. Preyer announced last so Ritchie on 2b impeachment process cleansing Shriver Sargent Shriver by Ven Carver Enterprise staff writer Winston Salem a a cleansing process a was How Sargent Shriver described the procedure for presidential impeachment during an address Here thursday night. The replacement vice presidential candidate on the ill starred 1972 democratic ticket Shriver is now executive director of the Joseph p. Kennedy foundation. He spoke at Wake Forest University thursday As the third annual Irving Carlyle lecturer a series established to Honor Winston Salem and Liberal the late lawyer Democrat by proceeding with the impeachment of Richard Nixon Shriver said Quot we will become a More mature society and a More courageous one a of Nixon himself the speaker said Quot he represents the Wrath in us and we be got to face it in us As Well As in Hun a but Shriver seemed pessimistic that prosecution of the president on impeachment charges would Ever occur. He compared the impeachment process to the College of cardinals in the roman Catholic Church expelling the Pope in the history of the Church he said there had been Quot numerous bad Popes a none of whom have been deprived of office. The attitude of the cardinals has always been Quot protect the system protect the Deposit of Faith done to shake everything up or people might not believe a according to Shriver. Himself a Catholic Shriver surmised Quot that probably does no to happen in the Baptist religion but it does in the his comment was a jesting reference to Wake Forest University a Baptist affiliation. Continuing with his impeachment analysis Shriver said the american people share the attitude of the College of cardinals. That is they done to want to Quot shake the system up too much a nevertheless he contended it is essential for us to a face up to Quot the Prospect of impeaching presiden Nixon though the speakers tone betrayed doubts that the process would Ever be completed before getting to his discussion of impeachment Shriver made several oblique references to the watergate affair. He said that the president May have been the first Man in the country to foresee the Energy crisis. A to conserve Energy a Shriver explained Quot he was turning off his tape recorders a year since the Justice dept and its alleged shortcomings is one of Shriver s primary interests he was asked to make the topic of his speech a the injustice of Justice in turning to this subject he lambasted the punitive methods employed by the prison system at the expense be impeachment on 12b

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