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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 15, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Drop rain not bombs two members of school Board deny closing racially motivated Washington the news that the United states has been secretly seeding Clouds in Vietnam to increase and control the rainfall for military purposes has repercussions far beyond the War in Indochina. For one thing it opens an entire new dimension in warfare and could cause All sorts of difficulties not covered by the Geneva convention the Salt talks or any treaties now in existence. I went to the Pentagon to find out what it All meant. No one was willing to talk about the United states rain making abilities except my Friend. Orlando. He was very defensive about it a i done to think there is anything wrong with dropping rain on the enemy. For years we be been raining bombs to them. And it did no to work. So now we be decided to bomb rain. If we can get them in a quagmire we can win the a but what about the International repercussions of bombing rain on people0 surely the soviets and even the chinese have rain making machines which they could use against a we Are not making rain against the soviets and the chinese. We Are Only making rain against the North vietnamese. They know that in Moscow and a but it could rain on russian ships and chinese advisers in a we Are using smart rain Orlando countered. A they Are programmed to hit Only military targets. We have a laser beam that zeroes in on a target and then the rain is released. Its possible that an occasional civilian can be hit by the rain but we Are doing everything to see that no civilian gets a there is something wrong about this i said. A it seems to me that making rain in a War is a very serious a would no to you have us drop rain on the enemy rather than bombs a he asked. A but you be been dropping both bombs and rain a i protested. A next Orlando said angrily. A suppose the russians decide to seed Clouds Over the United states during the world series would we consider this an act of War a a the russians dare because we could seed Clouds Over Siberia. We could flood everything from Vladivostok to the Black sea. They know a Well let me ask you this. This has been the worst year for rain in the history of the United states. It coincides with the discovery that we Are making rain in Indochina. Is it possible that some air Force planes have been practising on us a a that s absurd a Orlando said. A your training flights have never used anything but Dummy rain seeds. I can say unequivocally that Tho Pentagon is not responsible for and of the rain we be experienced in the United a suppose someone else has been seeding the Clouds around the United states a lets say the French or the canadians. What can we do about it a a we have no intelligence that and foreign Power is behind this year s rainfall. Every Story we checked out has been an act of a and in Indochina a a in Indochina its an act of a an act of congress0�?� a of course stupid. Read the Gulf of Tonkin copyright 1972. Los Angeles times by Keith Carter Enterprise staff writer Greensboro two members of the High Point Board of education testified in . Middle District court Friday that the decision to close Leonard Street elementary school was not racially motivated. A. Laurin Welborn school Hoard chairman and or. John bridles Board member both testified before judge Eugene a. Gordon that the boards decision was based primarily on financial considerations. Their statements came during a three hour hearing in Federal court Here Friday in response to questioning from school Board attorney . Whitley and attorney James Lanning of Charlotte representing or. Perry Little a Black member of the school Board who initiated the court action. No decision was reached in the Case however As judge a s a a v Ltd Char Jojn j c Al. N j a a a i in i. My me. Us h a a j ind. �?o-6. Re a a a Llora a \ a map shows proposed zoning hearing slated on nip zoning a Public hearing has been scheduled for tuesday night to give residents of the outside n e High boyhood development plan area a Chance to be heard on proposed zoning in the project area. The City planning and zoning commission will conduct the hearing at the City county building starting at 7 30 . After hearing from the residents the commissioners will make their own decision on the zoning plan passing a favourable or unfavourable recommendation to the City Council. Several members already have indicated dissatisfaction with the proposed zoning of the area. They object particularly to plans to retain an area on w. Green drive As residential. On tuesday of this week the Board recommended that one tract on w. Green be rezoned to business use. As requested by the owners. The City Council is slated to consider the entire neighbourhood development plan on thursday after holding a Public hearing on it. The zoning proposals Are including the plan. The planning commission earlier had passed the zoning plan to the qty Council with approval a in concept. Members claim now however that they had reservations concerning the plan. Training for prospective teachers unique project brings kids to mpg by Peggy Ingram pc Newt Bureau when classes begin on sept. 7. At High Point College students aged 2. 3. 4 and 5 years will also be seen on Campus. They will be a part of a new experience the Early childhood education demonstration Center at pc. In announcing the program College officials indicated that there Are a few openings for each group a unique program involving upperclassmen in addition to pre primary students is designed to offer More depth and meaning to the training of prospective teachers of Early childhood education and also to offer a service to the Community. The chief goal for the demonstration Center will be to provide Quality education for the Young children who participate and for the teacher trainees who work with the program. Or. Carolyn Spillman assistant professor of education at pc will direct the program while mrs. Susan Mcgeogh Sumpter a pc graduate will serve As instructor. Tie Center will be supervised by the education department of the College. The Center which will be located on the ground level of the new pc Chape on Mon lieu Avenue will be the nucleus of the training program College students will be Able to observe 4-and 5-year-old kindergarten children from an observation facility and also will be Able to participate in the program in intern teachers and teacher aides classes for the 20 4-and 5-year-old students will be held each week Day morning from 8 45 a in. Until 12 noon the two groups of 2-and 3-year-old toddlers along with at least one Parent will meet twice a week. One group will meet on mondays and wednesdays from 2 . Until 4 pm. And the other group will meet on tuesdays and thursdays at the same time. Lunch will not be served to the kindergarten students. The program will operate on the College Calendar and will observe Spring Holiday from april 13 through april 17. It will close May 26. Four and 5-year-old children will be together As in ungraded situations each activity Center will have several activities for varied mental emotional and phys Cai Ages. A the program is based in philosophy on the belief that children know what they want to do and that they learn More if they enjoy the said or. Spillman. A however the staff recognizes that children often need guidance and some times they need a gesture to help them explore unknown activities. This philosophy is generally known As Hie basis for open education but the Center staff prefers the term a education by self direction and guidance a she concluded. The various activities that the kindergarten class will be exposed to Are Large muscle and building activities family and life activities creative language math and science activities. Each child will be encouraged to select his activities for a Block of time commensurate with his ability to plan ahead. Some children will be Able to plan three or four activities while others win be encouraged to choose Between Only two experiences. A child will not be forced to leave an experience until he chooses to do so. Weekly charts will be kept to evaluate each child a selection of activities. The staff will accept the full responsibly for making each Center interesting to the degree that each child will have a weekly balance of a variety of experience. The toddlers program will be involved in free play and structured activities for concept development perceptual development and physical growth. While the children Are involved in activities the parents will be involved in a discussion group for Parent education in addition to being allowed to observe the children from an observation Booth. Or Spillman said. A from this Vantage Point the parents May observe the techniques which Are being used with the children a based on timely issues in child development in Addison to age old problems which parents face the discussions will be led by faculty members and Junior and senior pc students who Are in the education psychology religion sociology physical education and Fine arts departments. Or. Alan Thacker head of the education department at pc. Said a staff members Are also hopeful that they can be of service to other Community facilities for the care and education of Young children by the Model they set and by publications which will be sent from the or. Spillman received her a degree in social stud is and elementary education from pc and was awarded her masters and doctorate in child development degrees from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Prior to coming to the College in 1971, she served for five years As instructor in the High Point City school system where she was selected As the a teacher of the year in 1966 mrs. Sumpter received her Abt degree in Early childhood education in May 1972 and has served As an intern Leader at Wesley memorial United methodist Church in High Point. Gordon recessed the hearing until july 26 following the testimony of the two school Board members Friday. The hearing was scheduled after lawyers representing Little and several Black parents of school children filed a motion which alleged that the closing of Leonard Street school and building and alteration plans of the Board would tend to perpetuate segregation in the system and would place the primary Burden of desegregation on Black students and parents. Welborn testified that about two months prior to the boards decision to close Leonard Street school a committee was appointed a to evaluate and to make a study to decide what it would take to bring Leonard Street up to the report of the committee he said indicated that the school needed a cafeteria a principal s office and a new Library in order to continue operation. The alternative was to close the school he testified. Welborn said that he voted against the closing of the school a for financial a the school has 14 classrooms and was Only eight years old. I did no to want to see it plans originally had been formulated in 1969 to make the improvements at the school which was then All Black Wel bom said. These changes were blocked however by a court injunction during a Legal Battle which eventually saw the paired schools concept adopted by the school Board to effect desegregation according to Welborn. Asked of he thought the boards 4-3 vote not to use the school was racially motivated Welborn said a i done to think during Cross examination by school Board attorney Whitley the Board of education chairman testified that school supt. Or. Dean b. Pruette told the Board that a 250-student decline was anticipated in the elementary schools for the 1972-73 school year and that the system would lose about 7 to 9 teachers. Leonard Street during the past school year had 244 students and nine teachers according to Pruette. A the Pruette reported that there would be ample classrooms to take care of All the children and that there would be employment for the Leonard Street teachers if the school were closed Welborn testified. During a Elbom a testimony Lanning attempted to question him about several individual assignments for 1972-73 of principals and teachers. Whitley objected strenuously however contending that this information was not contained in the pontiffs motion. Judge Gordon upheld the objection ruling that Lanning would have to file another motion in order to enter that aspect of the school situation. Badgers who has been on the school Board since 1968, testified that he voted to close the school after a committee indicated it would take Between $400,000 and $500,000 to bring the school up to standards. This figure he said was the estimated Cost of building a cafe orium principals office Library and several additional classrooms. He said that the Leonard Street school had been a the hardest in the system to keep appropriately several students assigned to the school located in a predominantly Black neighbourhood had failed to attend he said. Badgers also testified that see two on Pogo 3a the High Point Enterprise saturday morning july 15, 1972. Page 2a teen Ager charged in 3 thefts three counts of Auto breaking and entering were lodged against Rodney Carl Rainey 16. Of Amos Street by police Friday. Ramey who is being held under $400 Bond is charged with breaking into cars owned by Sam Arthur Brown and Billy Mcfadden while the vehicles were parked on Millis Street. Two More arrests were made in connection with the marijuana Case in which a 50-year-old woman was arrested thursday. Keith Douglas Farrington 19, and Sheila Louise Marien both of Eastchester drive were charged with Possession of marijuana. Coach Mike Lambeth of Andrews High school reported to police that someone had entered the trophy Case at the High school. Several trophies valued at $192 were missing. The Case was not entered forcibly. Luvema Hunt of Anderson place and Donald Barnes of Trinity told police that tape players were taken from their cars. The Hunt vehicle was broken into while it was parked on the lot at Silver knit and the Barnes vehicle was entered while it was parked at Hickory Spring corp. Value of the players respectively was $75 and $55. 14 divorces Are granted fourteen divorces were granted this week during civil session of District court. Cases in which divorces were granted included Thor ban g. Owens is. Mary Lynn Owens. Clyde Vernon Hinkle is. Mildred b. Hinkle Ellen Ward Garren is. David Daniel Garren Sharron k. Stallings is. Clyde a. Stallings Marie m. Wainwright is. Louis m. Wainwright Clenard Reid Lankfordjr. Is. Nettie l. Lankford Curtis h. Stanley is. Many l. Stanley Mary Ann Magee Murphy is. Jack Preston Murphy Carolyn b. Wyrick is. Thomas w. We Rick. Paul g. Ward is. Sally h. Ward. B. D. Isenhour is. Jane b. Isenhour Wanda Faye Swaney is. Ronald Lee Swa Ney. Rebecca f. Suggs is. Clyde Austin Suggs jr., and Sandra c. Hare is. Danny o. Hare. On zoning controversy High Point mayor confers with officials in Davidson Lexington High Point mayor Bill Bencini met with Davidson county manager Jimmy Varner and county attorney Sim a. Delapp Friday morning to discuss the possibility of High Points withdrawing its recently passed zoning ordinance. Bencini said that he personally would consider the City a relinquishing its zoning rights provided Davidson county zones the area in question to High Point specifications. Bencini emphasized however that he was speaking As an in Archdale individual and that his opinion was not necessarily t h e opinion of the Council. Under state Law enacted last year High Point was allowed to extend its extraterritorial zoning up to three Miles even of the zoned territory Lay in another county. The High Point City Council last month elected to extend its zoning Powers Only one mile beyond the City limits. The action by the Council was upheld in Davidson county Superior court. Abbotts Creek and the Hasty Community Are the two areas mayor to attend water meeting High Point will be represented monday at a meeting called by Archdale mayor Henry York on the Issue of water sales. Bill Bencini High Point mayor said Friday he plans to Accident in City injures 3 one of three persons injured in a wreck on Terrell Street Friday was admitted to the Hospital and is listed in satisfactory condition today. Mary d. Davenport of Lake Crest Avenue the operator of one of the cars involved was taken to the Hospital following a collision with a car driven by Harold e. Nash jr., 17, of Gordon Street David a. Craft 9, of Lake Crest Avenue a passenger in the Davenport vehicle was also injured. Nash was charged with driving left of Center. One other person was injured in a wreck that resulted from faulty equipment. Annie b. Collins of Fairview Road who was slightly injured and Philip Michalove 55. Of Winston Salem were the Drivers involved. According to police reports the Collins vehicles brakes locked which caused the vehicle to spin into the Michalove Auto. Improper equipment was charged to Annie Collins. Damages totalled $900. Attend the session at 7 30 . At the Archdale Trinity Lions Den located on the county line Between Guilford and Randolph counties. Bencini added that he plans to take As Many councilmen As he can with him to the informal session but noted that at least three of the High Point councilmen Are expected to be out of town at the time. The possibility of the City of Archdale purchasing water from High Point is expected to be the principal topic for the session at which Archdale City Engineer Leonard Bloxum will preside. Archdale is seeking a water line tie in with High Point to Back up its proposed deep Well system. The town recently accepted a proposal drawn up by various state agencies under which Archdale would have been provided water and sewer Aid from High Point but High Point declined the agreement. The session is expected to be the first a eyeball to eyeball meeting in the Archdale area Between officials of the two communities. However York said he is gathering papers which will show there have been at least five Ether meetings since 1970 despite the fact that a they said in High Point that we have not met with this will be an informal meeting and for this reason we decided to hold it at the Lions Den building which is on the county line and equal distance to one another a York said. He said the meeting will be open to the Public. In Davidson county penetrated by the zoning action. The residents of the two sections Are opposed to the action by the High Point Council and have expressed their displeasure at several meetings of the county commissioners. Drawn up by the Rev. Lynwood Hubbard a petition is circulating in the Hasty Community now to get the entire Thomasville township zoned by Davidson county not just the Small portion bordering High Point. In Abbotts Creek the residents Are much less favourable toward zoning but they prefer that the county Institute the regulations if such action will forestall outside incursion. Richard Smith chairman of the Abbotts Creek citizen group and Rev. Hubbard both attended the conference Friday Between Bencini and the county officials. The residents of the affected area Are fundamentally concerned about a Prospect of surrendering their rights to High Point where they have no representation. Of More immediate concern to them is ruling by the Farmers Home administration on a Loon for a county wide sewer system. If High Point in fact assumes jurisdiction Over the territory the area May no longer be classified a Rural a and will therefore no longer be eligible for the loan. A special commissioners meeting will be held monday at 10 30 . To discuss the zoning question. 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