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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 27, 1983, Tokyo, JapanSunday february 27, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes City suburb to desegregate by bus St. Louis a All but one of the 23 school districts in St. Louis county have agreed to Settle the City s 11-year-old desegregation dispute Clearing the Way for the first comprehensive voluntary busing program Between a Large and its suburbs. Under the agreement approved by All but on of the county s 23 school districts up to 15,000 Black students in the City would be bused to suburban schools in the county beginning next fall. . District judge William l. Hungate gave the schools until March 24 to work out the details. The agreement was forged on the eve of hearing in Hungate s court to determine the liability of predominantly White suburban school districts for the segregation of predominantly Black City schools and to determine a remedy i necessary. Hungate waived the hearing for the 22suburban districts which agreed to participate in the voluntary busing program. But the Riverview gardens District the Lone holdout faces a hearing april 11. Riverview gardens which has about 5,060students, already has a Black student population of 42 percent. The school superintendent Edenton declined comment on the Board s reasons for refusing to participate in the City schools have been under a mandatory busing plan since 1980, most remain predominantly. Black schools since nearly 80 percent of the City s 59,000 students Are contrast Blacks make up Only 37 percent of the 190,000 students in the combined City count school system. During the next five years suburban District would be required to accept transfers of up to 15 percent of their school populations. They would be required to have a Black enrolment of at least 15 percent but no More than 25 return White suburban students would be encouraged to venture into the City in 19 or More Magnet schools which specialize in particular disciplines and program would be funded by the state of Missouri and by a City school tax increase to bordered by judge Hungate. The City cannot agree that the Federal court has the authority to Levy a tax on its citizens protested Robert Dierker an attorney for the school Board calling the tax a usurpation of but in 1975, a Federal judge ordered school tax increases for two of the three districts merged by court order to desegregate their state is currently footing the Bill an estimated $1.7 million last year for a voluntary program in which 15 of the districts have been participating. About 950 Black City students have been attending county schools while another 350 White suburban students travel in to City Magnet schools. Eight of the suburban districts refused to participate in that program leading Hungate to schedule last week s hearing which was consid ered the first phase of a mandatory Cross District busing plan. There have been Only a few other voluntary using plans involving both City and county schools mostly involving Small towns or adjoining Rural districts. Williams from Page 1 the play a nostalgic drama base din part on his memory of his mentally ill sister s absorption in he collection of Glass animals broke Box office records when it arrived on Roadway in 1945. His next play a Streetcar named desire was a smashing Success after it opened in new Yorkin december 1947. Streetcar was Complex charac Ter study of the disintegration of a refined Southern woman. His Force in the american theater was established with those and a string of other plays cat on Ahot tin roof summer and smoke the Rose Tattoo Cam Ino real suddenly last sum Mer Sweet Bird of youth the night of the iguana the milk train does t Stop Here Williams was born on March 26,1911, in an episcopal rectory in Columbus miss. His father Cor Nelius coffin Williams was Rector of the Church. It was As a Clergyman that the Rector christened his son Thomas Lanier Williams. Happy name change at 26, Williams chose the Nam Tennessee probably because he spent the two happiest years of his life in Nashville. Williams had a younger brother Dakin and a sister Rose who was two years older. Tennessee and Rose became in separable companions and when she was hospitalized with schizophrenia at the age of 28, he was grief stricken. It was believed this Strong feeling of loss made Williams fashion Rose As the Model for the heroine in the the Glass men Williams survived diphtheria Early in childhood but lost a year s schooling causing him to become introspective. He spent most of his out of school time Reading every thing he could find. I discovered writing As an escape from a world of reality in which i Felt acutely uncomfortable Wil Liams once said. It became my Retreat my Cave my Williams was Only 14 when he won his first writing award $25 from smart set Magazine for an essay. A movie theater in St. Louis gave him $10 for the Best review of the movie Stella although Early signs indicated Williams had begun a successful career his second play the magic Tower was a Turkey. There were other setbacks too. After receiving his Bachelor s degree from the University of iowan 1938 at the age of 27, Williams moved around the country doing Odd jobs to St. Louis Chicago new Orleans and various cities in califor Nia. During his travels he picked up the impressions of people and places that became the raw material of displays. Script rejected by Mem in 1942, Mem signed him to a contract in Hollywood As a script writer where he worked on the screenplay of the gentleman when the studio rejected his script he turned the plot into the Glass while in California Williams Learned he had won a play writing contest and its Cash prize of $100. The award also brought him a association with Audrey Wood an author s representative. She sol some of his unpublished poems and helped him get a Rockefeller fellow ship that was Worth $1,000 and a move to new York City. In 1944, Williams received another Windfall of $1,000 from the National Institute of arts and letters in recognition of his dramatic works which reveal a poetic imagination and a gift for characterization that Are rare in the that was the year he wrote the capt. Lee ung Pyong defection up theft from Page 1 figure. From Page 1 the us government awarded a investigators declined to say how0 North korean air Force Captain Long the ring had been operating second lieutenant landed in South $100,000 after he landed a Mig-15 at before an informant tipped off Korea aboard an Il-10 Light recon a South korean air base on sept. 21, Federal agents or whether the ring Naissance plane. 1953. Was suspected of stealing property from other military installations. The arrested suspects were identified As Michael Scott Cochrane 35, of Hesperia Calif. Teddy Wayne Bevan 29, of Ontario Calif. Ray Lester Debre 29, of Bloomington Calif., and Rickey Wayne Dewbre 30, of Riverside Calif

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