High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jul 6 1976, Page 22

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 6, 1976, High Point, North Carolina N. C. Star wamrog3t5 apr-3f "7s Reorg t�?~z5si� leg a holed by George by a to or a Fol candidate. The to x is set to George Wood w Wood eur ceiling0,1 0t luxury a variety of a a $i20 a Purchner ssssa�ss5rsssi 2the Charlotte observer a a cd aus9n�d ?o4. Asp the the agr cuu a a he a a year a a a Quot daily Independent a Ca Kannapolis n. C. 0-13.000 sunday juni13, Alife Bailo a dance sunday june 73, 7976 Opp Day Quot Reali i Quot on the Way to the governor mansion George your Home new per the daily the leg to Houa stud org Micier lice ton v up my a a a of born Uoder Rolfe null prudent end publisher alternative to the announced candidates were delighted. The people behind the other candidates put on pressure to keep him out and convince him to stay in the lieutenant governors race. Back in Camden where he does some of his Best thinking Wood settled it with himself. He would make the race. As of that moment North Carolina had four Quot Quot Amat orial candidates to choose from in oof Hector g1eenvule n a Al pm 7 m4y-2l-7s agricultural inter James k it Quot ten a a Quot arc Torso a Quot viru r uen socratic A. I Knight. Editor David Lawrence or executive id Tor Robl. I sly Ariz. Bunnell manager re isl Cleghorn editor of the editorial pages gubernatorial year a Farmer businessman and Agri a to said Timbs n est Wood s.,d h. Attract he sunday june i17 editorials Woods plan spending More on schools Bowles endorses a oof a pts to t Fern North Caroli Juan Wood for g Jacher pay up to . Norm supplement Money that could in Aai / c0uja Wen be used to Quot Dusty to the it to a top Quot. A. 1976 mail Yah. C. Apr 2g 7& 0�ens#0 viol 9 0-8 -8 air Cut Odin act Mont Wood George Wood the wealthy Camden county businessman Farmer who is running for governor is betting on North carolinians willingness to improve their schools with a Large chunk of Money. He is bucking the no new taxes trend among state candidates but he also May be Riding with a tide of higher aspirations for the schools. Or. Wood is not Quot the Candida t e of the teacher the political Arm of the state teachers Assoc a t i o n has endorsed it. Gov. Jim Hunt though not without a lot of bucking in the ranks. But or. Wood has made the boldest proposals far for change in the school system. In a policy statement on Public education he has advocated increasing state funding to a level that would Quot bring our teacher salaries up to at least the National average within two years and to keep them there As Long As i am he said this will require about $150 million in additional state funds and he added that he will shortly suggest the ways in which he would obtain that Money. It seems Clear that this amount cannot be found without tax increases perhaps including a hike in the income taxes of upper income citizens. With the increase in state funding for Leacher salaries or. Wood suggested the local teacher pay supplements provided by Many communities including Charlotte Mecklen Burg could be used for school improvements. He proposed As one objective Quot upgrading the positions of principal and in Many areas he believes the Best administrators Are not being found because of the salary level. Another purpose to which local funds could Byl Osbyrn be put he said would be reduction stat writer of class sizes. or. Wood emphasized the need of High r Quot a classroom atmosphere that is Dis 0 31 1 Cip lined and conducive to learning Jun 4 &Quot"7 6 an objective also stated by othe candidates. And he proposed this important change at the state level let the state Board of education appoint the state superintendent who is now elected. Board members Are appointed with staggered terms by governors these Are Clear and provocative proposals and they deserve attention. Or. Wood cited a Public opinion Survey by the . Department of Side of Elizabeth City squeezed Public instruction last summer that Between the Virginia state line it on the showed 56 per cent of the people North and the Waters of the Altemar cd hurt$12.50 the go be a it a Quot cons 4 in it ton me a Quot a a tot a �2? w a cd a sate is it a�?T�f7 at ions i National average. That i brought up to a Quot of 50fhm.,Ion of stat ,nv0, Public we at resource of i the stale should Grant Tun to press conf Norence e Tan grand to 10 per cent pay raise irs the gov Jim Hunt for the. Bina Tion. Socratic gubernatorial v at j Jordan Devries named w0k�5 to Caldwell joins Woods staff governor Wood says 9 is. So ale needs t. The remaining major staff a Post Nunt by Wood was that of Walter Dev tit or a Quot a political analyst As tonner Camden a c., Terr Utoria �T�a., it a a foot a tot a re a n j�1 joining u go time Osman Edw Azu b new to c"esr\r=sri. Cal Jle George Wood Lee get educators understands High Points needs for Good reads Wood Lee wet Tuer suggested Flat the candidates name was not a household word in North Carolina. A that an understatement a Devries said a but they re going to get to know him. The Media Campaign started Quot a a a predicted that Wood would a a Nam $360,000 a heft times Raleigh. N. C. D-28.982 Jun i j 7 0 a votes orm a for Quot a chair find for by Robert Marks Enterprise associate editor George Wood is the democratic gubernatorial candidate from Camden. Camden county that is. On the other favor increased spending for Public schools and that 29 per cent said they would want that even if it meant a 5 per cent tax increase. Quot what we need is the determination the commitment and the initiative to marshal that support and head it in the right direction Quot he added. We will wait for the specifics of his tax proposals before trying to evaluate them. But we Are glad that he has projected an educational program with Many specifics that arc Clear and provocative. The governor race needs More of this kind of presentation of issues. Sound on the South which is about As far As you can go in Eastern North Carolina. Until the television people working on his gubernatorial Campaign came to the Crossroads called Camden they thought Plains ga., the Hometown of presidential candidate Jimmy Carter was the smallest place they had Ever seen now Camden is. The television people came to Camden because Wood expects to use a lot of television time a about $380,000 Worth of it he said a in the two months before the primary on aug. 17. That is because despite to years in the general Assembly be has a a name recognition Quot problem in the Piedmont and Western parts of the state. Television will help him overcome that be feels. His recognition problem was helped some when he switched from being a candidate for lieutenant governor to a candidate for governor. He made the change on april la after Hargrove skipper Bowles the democratic gubernatorial candidate in 1971, said he would not run again because of h a health. A i was in the Middle in 1971,&Quot Wood explained during an interview in High Point thursday Quot i had worked with both Bowles and Pat Taylor another democratic gubernatorial candidate in the primary that year in the general Assembly i did t get involved in that race. I did t want to run for governor this year a Long As Bowles might try again. When he said he would not be a candidate. I saw a void Wood proposes Sunset it guv i r Evalu tip opening and decided to run Tor governor instead the a betwee and de Thoma being i of Herr Quot Conner Quot i Doe uan democratic gubenutori3 p Quot candidate George Wood today p�118 proposed that North Carolina demo # a Sunset a that their Chow Oum ends Ute programs Auto what statically unless 9 Rem a i Wou determined they should be con chaw i or thought Are Aoler provide More funds for need Are Goirl a Mac Art Eisenstadt it it no a we reporter teacher Nom Quot a for the re pub Sentinel Winston Salem p 0-46.1 25 Jun-9-7� in 4 per cent plus $300 teachers. One a a Many local Pace and Nae objected to state Ghitl us to a for sup a. C. Pendly to for Hunt Green package. They feel we could have gotten More. Of of Ltd i Oden a Over rite last week the stale Nae 2972 reconstituted the state Pace for Board and there is a possibility the tie endorsements May be a Jered. For Wood error a Nelda a a Rome a a u yl�a�2t Zjr be. 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