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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 19, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Tempers rare of meeting City Council May rescind procedures on hearings by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer councilwoman Rachel Gray said today she probably will request a called meeting of City Council on monday to rescind All procedures adopted tor the Public hearings in Council s investigation of the High Point police dept the hearings Are scheduled to begin monday at 3 30 p in. In the third floor courtroom of the City county building mrs Gray s comments near the end of a lengthy Council session set off an intense but Brief juror mayor Paul Clapp visibly angry moved to adjourn the Council meeting abruptly. He calmed Down however on admonishments from City councilman Roy Culler Quot lets discuss it calmly. A Culler told Lapp. There was a Brief debate Over the legality of mrs Gray a proposed action. City attorney Knox Walker ruled that Council can be called into a special meeting to res cd a previous action by the mayor or mayor pro tem or by two members of the Council acting together mrs Gray is mayor pro tem the possibility also remained today that a Federal court injunction to delay the hearings will in sought on the grounds of alleged violations a it of individual civil rights behind mrs Grays proposed action efforts to have the hearings postponed and the threat of an injunction is i controversy Over whether witnesses at the hearings will be subjected to Cross examination in the rules of proc a dures approved by Council monday in a 5-4 vote Cross examination of i i Nesses is not allowed Early in its session today a motion to postpone the hearings was rejected by Council in a lie vote. 4-4 More than so persons appeared at the Council meeting today in support of Cross examination of witnesses among the group were or Dean b Brucite superintendent if High Point schools principals of several High Point schools a including the two senior High schools businessmen manufacturers a minister a realtor and a Large number of Blacks also in the audience were chief of police Laurie Pritchett and police Apt ill leak in the past week. Leak has become a focal Point of the controversy. He claims he has heroine the target for a Quot Frappe up in the investigation. Council was asked to reconsider its vote on the Cross examination question by Albert Campbell a Black who is chairman of the High Point human relations commission. Who said he was speaking for a number of interested and concerned there was no intention Quot to disrupt the process of the investigation but Only to protect civil Ca nip by 11 said Quot we Only ask that you allow the accused the right of satisfactory recourse a councilwoman Gray them made a motion that Council Quot take action to reconsider its previous action in the follow ing discussion mayor Clapp ruled a motion to reconsider out of order such a motion must by made by a Council member who voted with the majority on the previous action in the vote last monday. Mrs Gray was in the minority favouring the right of Cross examination during the hearings. Councilman Henry Thaviu who did vote w Ith the majority on monday indicated that he favored a reconsideration and that he would make such a motion. His action however was also ruled out of order according to City ordinances. As cited by City attorney Knox Walker a motion to reconsider must be made at the same meeting or an adjourned meeting at which the action in question was taken. Otherwise an intent to Call for a reconsideration must be submitted in writing prior to a regular Council meeting the requirement of the ordinance placed any motion to reconsider out of order at today s session at this Point or. Otis Tillman one of the spectators asked Council. Quot if you it in t act on this now could you not postpone the hearings so that you could act on the reconsideration of the right of Cross examination Tillman asked mayor Lapp if the question could be directed to Walker Quot would a vote to postpone be the same As a vote for reconsideration a Quot in my opinion it would Walker said a i think a majority of Council could do that it is a procedural Walker s comment sparked an intense discussions a City Council on 20 h i g ii p 0 i n t e n t i r p r i s e officers named during hearing to be alerted thursday afternoon. September 19, 1974 Section d the attorney investigating the High Point police dept. Said wednesday that police officers whose names will come up in testimony at next week s Public hearings on the probe would be notified before the hearings Start according to investigator Luke Wright it had earlier been said that those who would have incriminating evidence come out against them would be notified before the hearings Quot this is wrong a according to Wright Quot i plan to go through my files and pick out the names of officers that will be mentioned during said Wright Quot but that does not mean those named will be incriminated Wright said he would give the list to councilman Roy Culler chairman of the com Mittee handling the investigation Wright said he assumed Culler would give the list to a designated representative of the league of professional police of High Point. Subpoenas for some of the prospective witnesses in next in ii i in Iii 11n 1111111111itll n in in intr a a a a we a a a fax a a a xxx a a xxx of fix a Xgo xxx a Ltd xxx it of fix it a so sufi la of fir x a. A v a 1 a. V fax a a a a xxx a a a a a x 1---.- september song september Means the end of summer vacations and Garden picked cucumbers. It Means the beginning of fall school and football. For these Davidson county Farmers it Means Harvest time. Jimmy Kennedy takes the Hay from the Baler As Wilson Hedgecock guides the whole operation through the Field on a recent Day. And when the Long hours of baling Are Over there to be the com and the soy Beans and someday. Winter photo by Sonny Matt gtd a a j5p sap in i a _ i Immor a shooting hospitalized local Man Leonard Dean Macon of Mohawk drive victim of a shooting Early today was listed in satisfactory condition in the intensive care urn of High Point memorial following the incident according to police. Macon was wounded in the Chest during an incident in the parking lot of the Cove on Monti iou Avenue about 2 30 . Officers said witnesses told them two men came onto the parking lot and that one of them tried to get his dog to attack several persons on the lot. Witnesses then reportedly told police that one of the men challenged bystanders to a fight. It was at this tune that one a a the men reportedly fired several shots one of which hit Macon. Police were still searching today for the two men. A Security Man with Davis patrol notified police wednesday night of a breaking at Mayes Auto sales inc. On English Road off hers responding to the Call said they look two 15-year-old juveniles into custody and charged them with breaking and entering merchandise Worth 9235. Which was taken from the sales company was recovered by police sloops Auto service on w Kivett drive was entered by breaking the Glass in a Bay door. Stolen was a four Speed transmission valued at $450. A tape recorder Worth about 9140 was reported stolen from Leonard Street school. The building was entered through a previously broken window. Thieves entered Flower world on w. Lexington Avenue wednesday through a bathroom window. Missing was about 125 in change and a 915 Check from a Cash drawer. Burglars removed a pane of Glass front a window at Holshouser to get report meet set on cog split by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer Greensboro a the Piedmont triad Council of governments is expected to move quickly to prepare recommendations in a possible reorganization of the regional Agency for study by gov. James k. Holshouser Greensboro mayor Jim Melvin. Council of government chairman said the meeting will be scheduled Quot As Early next week As possible a Al officials today said no Date or location has been set thus far Melvin announced plans for an open executive meeting wednesday following a meeting Between gov Holshouser and represent Alives from several counties on the Western half of the Region. That group headed by John Kiger. Chairman of the Forsyth county Hoard of commissioners urges that the present regional Agency the largest in North Carolina be split. Melvin said input from anyone will be welcomed at the executive session. Recommendations by residents and officials from the Council of government s 11-county Region will be tor Mali cd and sent to the governor to give him a Broad overview of feelings with the cog area. Holshouser said wednes Day he would make no immediate decision. Ile said he considered the session with Olti vials from Forsyth Davie Stokes Surry and Yodkin counties As an Opportunity for them to come to Raleigh and give me their Points it View a Melvin said he is opposed to splitting the 11-county Region. He added that although he knows there Are problems in the Council of governments he would rather work to solve these than to split the Agency. On the other hand Liger has said that the Agene Bas become too Large and that its site worries some of the smaller local governmental units at present the Council of governments area has a pop Illarion of about one million scattered Over the 11 county area containing 5,000 Square in Des it is the 49th largest in the nation los size is helpful in securing Federal funds according to Lindsay Cox. Executive director. He said Federal Money comes More quickly to the larger regions than it does to smaller units splitting the Region he s us would put it in the Quot dime a dozen category. Dixie Auto Supply on w. Lexington Avenue wednesday but did not get inside the building. Harold w Brown of Boule 2 said someone took his 1962 Model pickup truck from the parking lot at old Dominion on Westchester drive wednesday night. The truck w As later recovered by police on Whittier Avenue at Westchester drive Robert h. Peel of Boyd furniture on w. Green drive said wednesday that two the Leviston sets valued at $380 were stolen from the show room of the store James Tass of Prospect Street said that someone Bruke a window in his car and then took a citizens band radio Worth 9150, the car was parked on the lot at High Point furniture on corporation drive Rebecca Jean Lambert of Johnson Street said that about 925 in Bills and asserted change was removed from her purse under her desk at the Clara Williamson Law office on s. Main Street Karen sue Nance of Stone place and Billie Ruth Gray of Sunset drive both reported bicycles stolen arrests wednesday included James Harris 53, of mount place assault with a deadly weapon and Annie Williams. 48, of Fern Street assault by pointing a gun. Thomas Elwood Crawford be shooting on 2d sickle cell tests the sickle cell outreach and education project has been relocated at 6221 it e. Washington drive. It offers free testing and education for sickle cell anaemia monday through Friday 9 . To 5 pm. Broom Sale today is the last Day of the annual High Point Lions club door to door Broom Sale. $7.5 million asked in suit by Pritchett a libel suit seeking 97 a million in damages was filed today by High Point police chief Laurie Pritchett against a a my to news reporter Robert Kaplitz. The suit alleges that the libel occurred in a telecast Over the Greensboro station on aug. 16. In the telecast Pritchett was accused of refusing to do anything about gambling operations in the City and prohibiting others from taking action according to the suit the suit seeks $5 million in punitive and i million in actual damages. Lions members Are Selling Home cleaning items manufactured by Guilford industries for the Blind Home delivery is available for areas missed by calling 889-8166. Officers school the 3285th i s. Army Reserve school is now accepting applications for enrolment in a Branch officers advanced course to be conducted this fail at the u a army Reserve Center on Parris Avenue. This course is open to All army Reserve and National Tigard officers and is required for promotion to the rank of major. Information and enrolment May be obtained by calling capt. James e. Jarrell at 889-2473 or by calling the local . Army Reserve Center. Photography class a few openings still remain in the photography class be my offered at the Owca on Gatewood Avenue. The class is open to anyone interested in learning How to use a camera and to perfect photography skills the class meets on thursday s 7 36-9 30 p in. During september and october. Gets Grant Randy l Delk of High Point has been awarded the Donald Van loan scholarship to the North Carolina state University school of textiles son of or. And mrs. V. M. Delk or. Of High Point he is a Sophomore enrolled in the textile technology curriculum presentation of the 9500 scholarship was made by Donald v an loan president of Marlowe Van loan corp. Of High Point. Yard Sale the w Illiam Penn sunday school class of Archdale friends meeting is sponsoring a Yard and bake Sale saturday to . To 3 ., at the Church Lawn concert a nostalgic Lawn concert w ill be held sunday at 4 At the deep River friends meeting on the Corner of Penny Road and Wendover Avenue. Homemade ice Cream cake and pie will be served. Admission will bt1 charged. The deep River friends choir and band Are sponsoring the concert. Week s hearings have already gone to the Guilford county sheriffs dept for service according to Wright the investigator said sheriff s deputies were Given no special instructions on when to begin serving the warrants indicating that witnesses already Are being notified to appear monday at t to p in according to Wright More than 50 subpoenas will be issued registration deadline set for voting Greensboro Guilford county residents have until oct. 7 to Register to vote in the nov. 5 general election. Mrs Carolyn w. Hurley of High Point executive Secretary of the Guilford county Board of elections said those who have not registered As yet Are urged to do so soon Quot before the lines activity ii already increasing she said. The Board of elections offices in the High Point atty county building and in the old Guilford county courthouse Are to be open extra hours on two Days saturday oct. 5 from 9 a in. To 5 and monday oct. 7., until 6 30 election plans again include 80 voting precincts and the use of 304 voting machines mrs. Hurley said. There Are 21 precincts in High Point 26 in Rural Guilford county Ami 33 in Greensboro. One minor change is planned in High Point. Precinct 6 voting will be in the gymnasium Annex to the old William Penn High school rather than in the main building. For the first time. Mrs. Hurley said soil conservation District supervisors have been placed on a county wide ballot open to All registered voters. Voters also face two constitutional questions . Senate and us congressional races the . Attorney general s race contests involving supreme. Appeals and Superior court judges the . Senate contest and the . House of representatives contest. . Resident fatally injured in 1-85 crash Thomasville a new Jersey resident Ralph t. Bean of Cape May died wednesday at 6 15 . In Community general Hospital from injuries received in a one car mishap on 185 near bail Park Road about an hour earlier. Bean 75, was a passenger in a car operated by mrs. Mary Agnes Gallagher also of Cape May. The car Highway troopers said. Was headed South ran off the Road and turned Over Down an embankment. Mrs Gallagher wus reported As being in Lair condition today at the local Hospital. Troopers said she said that she had apparently fallen asleep at the wheel just prior to the mishap there was no other vehicle involved. The body of or bean is at j. A Green amp sons funeral Home pending completion of Iune Rai arrangements. Educator administrator communicator report defines qualities of excellence sought in new school superintendent by Hay Hubbard pm or Prist stall writer the High Point Public school system ought to provide each student with equal Opportunity to be educated to the degree that he May find a useful and satisfying role in his society and the person with the most crucial role in obtaining this Broad objective the superintendent of schools should be first in educator second an administrator and should possess the ability to communicate with All segments of the Community. These findings stand out in the report prepared by the citizens advisory committee appointed by the High Point Board it education last May to help in the selection of a successor to or. Dean b. Brucite superintendent who is scheduled to retire at the end of tills school year. Pc Mcallister or a former member of the school Board headed the advisory committee whose members were drawn front a wide Range of agencies and group in the City. In the report Mcallister stud that 15 separate groups Hod submitted written recommendations tor inclusion the school Board asked tin committee to determine the goals the Community wants for its school system and the sort of person deeded to carry out the search tor those goals. A Laurin Welborn chairman of the school Board said today that he believes the report will be invaluable in the Board s selection of a new superintendent. Quot we can present this report to the Man that we get a he said Quot and let Hun know exactly what the Community expects from its schools i think it is an excellent piece of work it represents the thinking of the Community on the schools a the school Board was to receive formally the report from Mcallister at the regular meeting today Welborn said the next step will be preparation of a brochure detailing various aspects of the Community and what the superintendent s Post offers. It will include the advisory com Mittee s report. The Bim Bure will be sent to prospective superintendents in november Welborn said. The report said in part Quot in the various reports submitted by commit tree members there were Many specific things mentioned among them several recurrent themes were noticeable. Quot a agreed that each Young person should have an equal Opportunity to to educated to the degree that he May Imd a useful and satisfying role in his society Quot in implementation of this Broad goal All emphasized the importance of individualized instruction made possible by the use of innovative teaching methods and adoption of a flexible curriculum. They feel that attainment of this goal required More citizen student and educator input into the decision making processes. Quot there also needs to be a greater emphasis on interpreting educational goals to All segments of the Community a relative to the qualifications of the superintendent the report had this to say Quot there was general agreement of the need tor Good professional qualifications in the superintendent Relei ably a professional degree acquired through Rel ent study. He needs to be first of ail an educator but must also possess qualities of administrative excellence. He must be physically awl be report on 2d

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