High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jun 15 1972, Page 9

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - June 15, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Charlotte by Robert b. Cullen associated press writer Charlotte a busing to achieve racial balance is becoming a a Little like taxes not liked but accepted a said banker Phil Berry following his election to the school Board in Charlotte recently. Berry is the first Black Man Ever elected to the Charlotte Mecklenburg county Board of education. He was one of a Trio of moderates who skirted the busing Issue and promised instead to work for better schools to busing new Board members feel under the framework of the current court order. The election of Berry real estate Developer c. D. A a Dick Spangler and incumbent Board chairman William Poe was a reversal of the 1970 results when an anti busing group called the concerned parents association swept the three slots available on the nine member Board. The spa endorsed candidates finished far behind this year. The successful candidates do not interpret the election As evidence that Charlotte likes putting its children on busses Early every morning. But a people can accommodate to almost anything a Poe says even in Charlotte where the . Supreme court first ordered busing two years ago. Berry received single shot votes in most of the City s Black precincts but the majority of his supporters were Whites from an affluent quadrant of the City. A in my Case a Berry said a i think people decided it would be a Good idea if there were a Black on the Board to provide input from that segment of the Spangler who also received most of his support from the same Section thinks he was elected because As a businessman he promised to bring fiscal expertise to the Board. He never took a firm position on the busing question. There were other issues involved in the Campaign according to both the successful and unsuccessful candidates the usual financial questions chief among them. At least two of the unsuccessful candidates Marylyn Huff and Wade Fox say the election represented a return to Power by the downtown business leaders and Southeast quadrant residents who traditionally have controlled local affairs. Fox was the Only neighbourhood schools advocate among the four who qualified for the june 3 Runoff. Poe was elected in the first round of voting on May 6. A the downtown crowd just decided that it was time for peace and Tranquility and they weren to going to get it by opposing busing on the local level a Fox said. The three successful candidates now agree that Charlotte could live with busing if it becomes a nationally applied policy. A the fear of the unknown is gone now a Spangler said. A people generally have experienced busing. For the ones whose children have had a bad time their fears have been reinforced. But a lot of others have had their fears the consensus among the candidates seems to be that opposition to busing can be minimized also if Money is made available to buy an adequate number of new buses. The school system has had to run double bus routes in Many areas requiring some children to put in As much Asio hours Between the time they leave for school and the time they return often Riding vehicles that Many people feel Are old and unsafe. We re big on ideas for dad. And at Penneys you can spoil him a whole lot for a Little. Reg. 9.00 comfortable Long wearing Dacron polyester Cotton knit in soft solids. Or print knit of fort Rel polyester Tri acetate. Short sleeves 14vh7. Long sleeve style Reg. 10.00 now 8.00 our a Man Cut Quot jeans Are polyester double knit. Penn Prest a with Western Esbil pockets and flare leg. Sizes ii 30 to 42. A Tot i i i values Are Here every it at a Ponney s in Westchester mall. Shop monday thru saturday 10 00 . To 9 30

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