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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 15, 1974, High Point, North Carolina 2d High Point Enterprise sunday september is 1974 Wallace sees South inside the weaving House Sam English left curator of restorations discusses plans for the weaving House with Paul Collins. Collins a Stone Mason rebuilt one of the Stone chimneys attached to the outside the House and he is now at work on the second one. The two men Are shown standing in the main room of the two room log House. Staff photo by Mark Austin old House is restored from Page interesting discovery but English wanted to Check the accuracy of his conclusions out with another restoration expert. Confirming English a analysis the expert said. A Sam. You re not going to like this but there weren t any Mantle pieces Over these fireplaces a All of the materials going into the restoration Are authentically old whether they were authentically part of the original Structure or not for instance the hand sawn boards that now compose the floor Are 90 years old. But they came from Austin. Texas and not Guilford county n. C. The 18 boards covering 594 Square feet set the restoration Treasury Back some $400. The project has been expensive then and As English says a there s a tremendous amount of detective work involved. Yet to be finished Are hanging the three doors in the old building fashioning sashes for the three windows and repairing the ceiling boards that separate the Bottom Story from the loft. There Are some other details As Well pushing the opening Date for the weaving House to Early 1975. Meanwhile the museum itself which has been closed for the past week will open today at 2 . With some new exhibits. Among the items on display will be an exhibit of clocks some rare glassware and other recent acquisitions. Two Points of View by Peter Arnett a special correspondent new Yoke apr a two sons both loved. Their portraits proudly displayed in the living room Kevin Duggan smiles from a mahogany Cabinet a the s the first person you see when you walk in the door Quot said his lather. David Mough glances seriously from an end table a you can see he is obviously my son a said his Mother patting at her grading hair. But Kevin Duggan is dead blown up by a Road mine in Vietnam. And David Mough is alive and Well in Sweden because he deserted the army rather than go to War. It is the Duggans and the Minugh who represent the opposite human sides of the amnesty argument. And it is their passionate views that president Ford must consider As he weighs proposals for granting some kind of amnesty to the thousands of War resisters and deserters who lied to Canada and Sweden rather than serve in Vietnam. To Dick Duggan a labor organizer who has lived in the old established Bronx neighbourhood of Marble Hill All his Hie desertion is inexcusable and unforgivable. A the country called and my son served just As his tither and his father before him served. He did t pull a Section 8 a world War ii term tor a psychiatric discharge and he did t run. There should by no amnesty for those that did he argued. The Duggans regular pilgrimages to their son s grave at the Gate of heaven cemetery at Valhalla n y., reinforce their attitude and the husband is beginning to get publicly involved in the amnesty argument through the american legion Cor Louis Mough a retired investment House administrator who lives in Carle place on new York s Long Island the Vietnam War was a Nightmare that his 28-year-old son was Wise to avoid. A now we want David not Only Back Home but Back Home tree Quot he said. To help the cause of hts son who is in the doctoral program at cup sate University in Sweden and married to a local girl his father has begun appearing at press conferences the participation of involved families in the amnesty controversy is escalating what is already an explosive political Issue Tine Side sees the Hartline attitude of or. And mrs. Richard Duggan families like the Duggans As revengeful. The others see the Minugh As selfish. The political rhetoric threatens to swamp the deeply human emotions that Are driving the Duggans and the Minugh to speak out. Both Are wholly concerned about their sons. A Kevin is dead but realty he is still with us Quot said his father in an interview at the Rhinelander american legion club in lower Manhattan. A the was a Bright boy and a Good Champion to me and he enlisted Atter graduating from High school a the army commissioned Kevin at the fort Belvoir Engineer school in 1987. His father a staff sergeant with the 112th regimental combat team in the Pacific in world War la proudly took hts family Down to watch the graduation. Kevin was sent to the Green Beret jump school at fort Benning and prior to going to Vietnam eagerly discussed with his family his plans for the postwar Era College and an engineering career. A i was scared to death about him in Vietnam a his lather said. A i knew what it was to take a patrol out to Lead men in Battle. I spent a lot of time in the Little Spanish Church across the Street praying tor Kevin was wounded once then twice. On the first sunday morning in june 1968, the Doorbell rang there was a Young army officer outside. Quot i thought my god not me. The starch went out of my legs a Dick Duggan recalled his wife was sleeping and so had seen Many of her loved ones go overseas but they had ail returned i n 111 a 11 v Kevil was reported missing but Dick Duggan suspected the army was preparing his family tor the worst and it soon came Kevin was killed along with his radio Man when he tried to defuse a Road mine near Lai Khe. His casket came Home to Days later. A this Arm and leg were gone but his face was unmarked a his father said. A i told my family that at the funeral they must set an example like the Kennedy. I wanted no tears in Public. But what we did in the privacy of our Home was our business for the Minugh the desertion of their son David was almost As much of a Shock he was a Brilliant student educated at the highly competitive Wesleyan College in Connecticut and the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship at Kiel i diversity in Germany. Just before he was drafted in 1970, Yale University had uttered him a scholarship in Middle English the Minugh were shocked tiv their son s desertion because a at that Tim a were simplistic and naive about Vietnam mrs. Mough said at that we alway believed the government knew what it a doing we supported the War we believed the War communiques a she said David s aptitude with languages led to i study of vietnamese and later assignment to an interrogation school. Then we began sensing that he was unhappy a hts lather said David would talk about the interrogations techniques he had to learn. They told him what the Geneva convention said he must do and then showed him what he had to do his lather said David a to \ i autograph by Nixon former president Richard Nixon signs autographs for sunbathers on the Beach near Ventura Calif on aug 14. Nixon his daughter Lucia and son in Law Edward Cox stopped at the Beach for a picnic. A student took the picture which was just made available to the associated press. Or. And mrs. Louis Minugh also began writing Antiwar articles Lur an underground army paper. A shut i was Chicken about the whole thing a mrs. Minugh said. A i was i earful that he would get a criminal record or something. I kept telling Hun not to do anything David got his orders for Vietnam. A few Days before he was due to leave he told his parents he was going on a camping trip. A the took a Small pack but when he had t come Home by tin weekend i knew he had leu the country a mrs. Minugh said. She and her husband searched for a letter and found it in a Bureau drawer. It was a Farewell note. A we were tearful the Fri would be on our Doorstep in the morning we Tell David had done something terribly criminally wrong a she said. A that he would become a Man without a the Fri did t turn up at the Minugh s Home tor More than three years and Espial nod the delay by saying they had a backlog of such cases. By that time the Minugh had Bown to see their son in Sweden three times and had attended his marriage. He convinced them that he had deserted the army because the War was immoral. They handed out his first letter at a press conference. It quoted David As saying a had i served in another War it might have been Good to die tor the u.s.a., but nothing about this War is Good. I now am responsible tor any future unhappiness you May have but i w on t be tor the deaths of minds and bodies in Vietnam. His father said in an interview a we lost 50,000 dead in v Vietnam can t we Salvage the lives of the others must my son have to live forever either a fugitive or a criminal w Ith a dishonourable discharge Quot Dick Duggan would answer a yes Quot to that. A if they come Back they should work at hard labor tor years and then be tried and convicted by the military Quot he said. �?o1 Don t moralize about the War. Whether it was a Good War or a had War is not important. Vav hat is important is that my son served his country uncomplaining. I know my son was brought up in a Gung to sort of Home. And i m sorry tor the mothers and fathers of the kids who took Oft and or. Duggan also has a quote Troin his son a i Don t like this War anymore than the next Man did but it was your turn in 1942. Now it s College Entrance test averages show leveling by Cargle Martin associated pres writer Mav Yurk apr score averages of 1973-74 High school seniors who took the Scholastic aptitude test s \ r i held at about the same level As the previous year the College Entrance examination Board reported saturday the College Board report entitled Quot College bound seniors 197374, also noted that tor the to Cost time virtually As Many females As males took the Hain which test verbal and mathematical skills the report said the hat score averages of the 1973 74 seniors 444 in verbal and 480 in math a were nearly identical to those of 1972 73 seniors who averaged 445 in verbal and 481 in math. By contrast 1971-72 seniors had average scores of 453 in verbal and 484 in math. A i score averages began a i decline in 1962-63, and the rate of decline heroine More pronounced about live years ago. The Rej it Orl said that among 197273 seniors a the trend was not sustained a disclosure cd the 10-year trend last year had stirred controversy about whether the nation s High schools were failing to property prepare students lot College. Hat scores Are taken into consideration by Many colleges and universities in deciding whether to admit individual students the new College Board report said 492.849 male and 492,598 female High school Senna s took s Vin during in past Academie year a historically women have been More numerous than men among High school graduates and men have outnumbered women among collage freshmen the report observed. A the latter i i Lei once has been reflected although it has been smaller in the groups of students taking the hat ii vet i la Cal s As Austin Tex. Apr the South of 1874 was a charred soldering and shattered Shell of a cause its people Felt Worth defending. Today according to one of the most vocal southerners around a new cause is in the wind and southerners Are rising to the occasion. Alabama gov. George Wallace sees the South As a Phoenix Bird rising Atter too years Iron the ashes of defeat military social and economic. A we Are Dit Terent but we re Dit Terent As the fingers of the said Wallace spreading open his fill. A they All belong to the hand and we All belong to the nation to television watchers of the Early 1960 s. Wallace was a Symbol of a recalcitrant South blocking the door of the school House into which the Federal government wanted to bring a Black student. Home voters in the late 1960 s and this decade thought he should be the Leader of the nation. A would be Assassin s bullets tired during a 1972 presidential Campaign appearance Cost him the use of his body from the Waist Down. A the South s vehement objection to court order and legislation and decrees has been mistakenly interpreted As being against people because of color but it was another outburst of Southern opposition to big government. A there is the emotionalism tied with it that i live among a people which actually performed the greatest epic in american history. And that was their comeback from nothing Quot Wallace said in an interview while attending the Southern governors conference Here. While talking he sat erect in his w wheelchair a Shock of Black hair covering one ear his Cigar smoke tilling the air. On that score Wallace believes the rest of the nation is changing to align itself with southerners instead of the South changing to his Alabama constituency a i Tell them. I told you one Day they d discover us. They re going to discover you re in the mainstream of american political Hie right Here in Alabama. A i went up in Michigan in 1972 and made the same speeches All Over the state that i made All Over Alabama and when people listened to them they agreed and the people in Alabama agreed on the Basic issues and problems lacing the american people and the Basic ideas about Wallace his eyebrows arched. Tapped his Cigar Holder on an Ash tray. He pondered a question about hardliners in the South such As Lester Maddox and Orval Faibus. Losing to moderates in political races. A a there a change All Over but it you re talking about a a new South which Means they Are going to be More tolerant of big government in their lives it s a Region of the country that is becoming less tolerant he said. In the 1930s president Roosevelt used the South s poverty to define it Wallace recalled. A i m old enough to have seen some of what is called the a did South and yet enough to still participate in the a new South whatever you might mean by that at amnesty. Mainstream George w Allace term Quot w Allace said a Roosevelt meant. We were the poorest Section. A tvs were not poor in spirit and not poor in natural resources but because of artificial restrictions and discrimination like. Freight rates to George w Allace whose widowed Mother worked while the children were in school the old South is the poor South of the past Century. It is not the antebellum South of some decorator s mind which recreated Lor the governors state dinner Here a formal Plantation Garden attended by White Glove servants. A the South has a populist tradition because most of its people were poor Quot said Wallace who first held elective Alabama Public Ottine in 1946 As a legislator from his native county. He had graduated rom Taw school and could t receive his diploma until he worked to repay the school what he owed. A they were Good people and proud people but they were poor. They were people in the 1930s that were not necessarily looking tor the government to bail them out he said. A now the South is the fastest growing viable Region of the country but it does no to mean the other sections Aren t growing. It just Means some of them have grown to their potential a Long time ago and we re just now getting a it makes the nation stronger because a Chain is no stronger than its weakest link. Vav Hen one fourth of the nation is impoverished As we were in the 1930 a it affects adversely the people of other regions. And when the Standard of living and production go up in our part of the country with its assets and resources it makes our nation would it be different if George Wallace were born a in those Days people were born without much Chance. Today the lowest person in economic Satus can obtain an education except it he is Lazy or on Nari Juana or something of he does t want Wallace who faed problems of acceptably among National polecat leaders said that in the political Arena a i prove to both parties it is no babble to have a southerner what about race noting reports of migration of some Blacks to the South. Wallace said a the South has a longer experience in living tor two people of Dit Terent tuck grounds and different Alors. I do not mean to Saj we have a Utopia but we re ised to one another and we n not As the South changes will it inherit some Otth problems of other regions a naturally it s going to inherit problems with pollution with its Industrial expansion and development bul there s one thing about it a can use the experience that other regions have had in the matter of protecting the air and Waler. We did not grow up that last and Here Tore we have got Lime to do some planning. We still Haven t done it All the right Way but we certainly profit by might takes in other parts of the country a there Are other regional distinctions he admitted but what about that tradition of Southern hospitality a i found we Don t have a monopoly on Good people or hospitality. I be been treated just As hospitable in new York As any place. California or you name the former Boxer shifted slightly his position in the wheelchair. Where would he live it he left the South a having been from the Beautiful Black Hills of Montana. The Beautiful scenery of the Northeast to the keys of Florida to the West coast to the Midwest Southwest frankly i d be hard put to choose a place it s All Tine Beautiful country a said the Man from the red Hills of Alabama

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