THE NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS, TRANSCRIPT FIVE
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 5, 1962
Teachers Fight $300 Blanket Raise, Want Ratio Hike
Mayor Says Impact
maintaining would cost the city
$ca,0(X) to $70,000 next year.
This would mean an estimated
Miss Cody Answers May Hire Aides to Free Board Authorizes
Rumors at Closed Teachers From Menial Jobs Schools to Buy
increase of about J2.33 on the tax
rale to the property owner, The
To Be 'Tremendous' present rata is $77 per $1,000 valu-
$4,500 Minimum Session of Board
The SclK»l Committee is toying "There shouldn't be any study
with the possibility of hiring teach- halls," the mayor said,
The problem came up this sum- er aides to free teachers from Kxlra ('kisses
By GRIER HORNER
mer when the Legislature passed The School Committee went j! menial tasks so they can do a Mr, Deall originally wanted lo The School Committee last night
Rumors in the wind say all public school teachers here
a $.1,500 minimum salary for nto a closed session (or 'an hour belter job. see teachers taken out of study authorized Freeman and Mark
will get i $300 raise in January — and the t e a c h e r s are teachers. Beginning teachers here Introduced by Committecman Hopkins Schools to buy special
last night at the request of Guid- Tliomas Beall, Uie plan is still in halls so (hey could teach extra leaching machines with unspent
fighting to make sure fhey don't, are now getting $4,200. classes.
A North Adams Teachers Assn. ance Director Katherine F. Cody. the initial stages of study. Mr. Boisvert said pulling a text book money.
Instead they want raises ranging from $300 for begin- Two Free Periods
letter received by the committee After the executive portion of teacher out of a study hall and Freeman will spend $350 on ; Zip into shape In
ners to $549 for tha two highest paid teachers in the s y s - last night indicated that following the meeting, it was reported t h a t Mayor Francis C. Florini, chair- "shoving" him into a class would special copier. Mark Hopkins wil
tem. * this development the rumor spread Miss Cody used names of par- man of the committee, asked double his load. spend $673 on a copier plus j this flattering
,l 1 of tlie School Committee, — its source was not stated — ents and students to present her Drury Biology Teacher Charles That is the kind of information special projector and a book
This scale, averaging about' E. Boisvert what he thought of a copying accessory. The copier
night (olil teachers (ho finan- that the committee would simply side of rumors that had reached Princess linei,
$440 per tenchcr, is provided or. plan where teachers would leach that must come out in the study, makes the transparencies of ma
t'he school system's present'cial impact on Ihe city would be add $300 to everyone's salary in- four periods a day and have two Mr. Beall said. lerials to be flashed on the screen
ratio salary schedule which re.;"tremendous" if their request stead of raising the base salary Humors Not Disclosed qjiltecf nylon
Dr. Taylor is polling teachers to by the projector.
advanced:were grunted. $300 and then applying to that the What these rumors were was free periods for preparation.
wards seniority and "Great," said Mr. Boisvert en- find out what portion of their time A 50 per cent refund on the eisure robe.
study. School Supt. Robert N. Taylor ratio schedule which increases the not disclosed. IhusiaslioBlly. "We could do a bet- is spent on the many non-teach- $215 purchase price of the pro.
I m p a c t "Trcmi'mlous 1 in May estimated the raises under pay of teachers with seniority or. When the meeting opened to the ter job." ing dulie.s of a teacher. jector will come from the gov-
Mayor Francis C. Florini, cliair- the ratio system he advocates advanced study credit.s by per- public again, Mayor Francis C. But he pointed out that Drury Reports in from Drury High ernment.
centages. Florini told the press (hat estab- High School doesn't have enough School teachers indicate that they Other Mutters
The School Committee last night lishment of a clear-cut division
voted lo hold a special session between the administrative and space to permit a plan of this na- spend an average of 27.7 per cent In other business:
with the North Adams Teachers guidance departments was dis- ture to function. of Uieir day on non-teaching du- II is estimated that the School
Assn. Oct. 15 to discuss compara- cussed. It was said no votes were This should be one of the things ties. However, it was reporter Committee will have to ask (he
Williams Inn tive figures (unavailable lost taken. considered when a new high school that there is some confusion in (he ]City Council for $7,000 to meet
1 night) and possible alternate plans. The statement about the ru- is designed, the mayor said. teachers' minds about what is its year-end payroll. The deficilj
President Carol M. Molloy of the mors came from another source. School Supt. Robert N, Taylor wanted on the questionnaire sent wa.s created by the lieu summer
i Teachers Assn, submitted the lel- Miss Cody asked for the execu- a s k e d ' w h o would handle study to them and the study wil! con- school run here this year.
"Campus of j t e r to the committee saying it is tive session on the grounds some halls if the teachers did not. * tinue. Mrs. Ann Tobin of .Stetson Rd.,
'"inconceivable 11 (he rumored plan names might be used during a Williamstown, was added to the
might be adopted. substitute teacher list. She has
Williams College discussion of policy.
While about a half dozen tench-,
ers listened, the letter was read! Tersonnlllics" Drury High Facing Crisis had teaching experience.
Dniry High School Principal
Stephen J. Droller by letter in-
to the committee. Mayor Francis C. Florini, cliair-
"A S s,,ri;,ti,m Most Firm"
It said (he Teachers Assn. is "^ my ncck ln ms bcfore ' , and
In Its Science Department
|!na" of lhe c,om""t.t«' fid, ;Tve formed the committee he feels a
need for a brochure m a k i n g a
SATURDAY NIGHT "most firm" in >ls desire thei'° l d her 0
P"™ ™'"'" "'"""I" "' clear cut distinction between eve-
ratio system lie maintained. discussed or there is no cause,, Drury High School, an over-[Negro pointed out today all eight ning school courses giving high
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GEORGE FLYNN AT | crowding problem on next yenr's;bio!ogy courses are so overcrowd- • hool cl.e(]it and lhosc no[ g i v i n g
THE STEINWAY NIGHTLY "Current rumor," the letter for closed doors. horizon, is alreaoy faced with a ; c d now that students can't get! , ,
said, "has it that a portion of Miss Cody answered that some crisis in its science department.'the experimental work they need. '
the present committee is pre- School Committee personalities ^.|le |]ew trend is to take sci-| All sophomores take biology. No decision was made on n
pared to insensatcly discard Ihe and her own would enter into the .ence courses, /Several years back The classes average about 30 stu- proposal by the Northern Berk-
• COCKTAIL LOUNGE result of three years' labor by | discussion and names of students about 300 students were taking dent:. Top workable enrollment shire Mental Health Assn. The
Mrs. Florini, Dr. Horn and Mr. and parents would be mentioned, science. Now about 800 are taking per class is 20, Mr. Del Mcgro proposal called for North Adams
• DINE BY CANDLELIGHT IN ONE OF Thomas W. Cullen in conjunc- The School Committee then vot- them. paying a f l a t fee for the asso-
OUR SEVERAL DINING ROOMS tion with teacher representa- ed unanimously to have the press No Teacher Increase This the classes left ciation's counseling service to-
• VISIT OUR GIFT SHOP tives." and the public excluded from the Drury Science Department Head without teachers by the college emotionally disturbed children.
Mrs. Francis C. Florini and Dr. meeting. Nicholas J. Del Negro points out ^Indents can not be divided up The committee has balked at
For R e s e j v a t i o n s Dial GL 8 - 4 1 1 1
William H. Horn are no longer Raised voices occasionally could that despite tlie growth in lhe ! and placed in oilier sections of. this in the past, feeling that this ,
members of the committee. Ibe heard through the closed door. number of science students the lhe subject. | cost should come under the Board
Mr. Cullen, still n member of 0
number of science teachers lias. Of (he seven science teaching; ' Health,
(he committee, said the ratio will nol been increased. jpositions, two will be vacant Mon-' cil>' Solicitor Bernard Lenhoff
not be dropped.
Bui Commitlecman Thomas School Committee Presently, the School Commit- day and a third will slill be in advised the committee that in
|tec was told last night, Ihe Druryitlic hands of a substitute who 0 ''<ler to keep lhe driver training
Princess of Leisure
WINTER., Bcall smd there might be an al- Science picture is growing bleak-'teaches one biology class a day.'program under its control it
ternative thai would "soften the
blow to lhe taxpayer" but not
[kilt the ratio system. He did not
Wants Policeman At er. Two North Adams Slate Col-j Drury Principal Stephen J.!would have to hire Ihe instructor
lege students teaching two sci-lDortter, in a letter to Ibe com-!directly.
cnce courses each, end theirjmiltce, explained t h n l the already! The committee had hoped lo
present n plan at the meeting. j
Union and Johnson
Miss Molloy's letter said a l t c r a - '
lion or abandonment of the ratio! Tlle Po]ice
emergency duties at Drury loday.'crowded high school will be bursl-jhave the students pay the instruc-
And no science teachers are'ing at the searns next year.
available lo t a k e over the v a - j To Swell To 900
I tor, a teacher, $18 directly to save
system at its first lest would in-| Department wil! be| caiK ,j es School Supt. Robert N.! Because of a large incoming: This year is lhe first where
dicatc "bad f a i t h " and "a clisin-1 asked to consider, putting a man Taylor said lie has been unable freshman class and a small out- students are being charged for the
ROLL ROOFING SALE! terest in maintaining the profes- on duty at the spot where school to find needed science teachers going .senior class, he expects en- after-school-hours driver-training
sionnl status of teachers in (his cllil(|rcn cross Union S(,.cet n tatdespite strenuous efforts. rollment to swell by about program. The cost is $20. Of this
children crass Union Street
45 ib. Smooth Surface
Roll Roofing $2.15 Per Roll
Norlh Adams' ratio system has c
Later last night's meeting putting Hie student body over 900,1 $2 goes to the school.
jCommittceinan Edward B. Nas-i This situation will call for twoj
55 Ib. Smooth S u r f a c e
been held up as a model to the This action was aken by Ihejsif insinuated t h a t recruiting tech- new teachers — one in science —
* Q fj f\ rest of tlie stale, the lelt*1!' said. ISchoo! Committee last night af-Sniques here were not up to par. next year. It wil also require
Per Roff • <P f+ • • U "It is, therefore, incojiceiv; Mrs. Thomas D. O'Connor of He asked Dr. Taylor if he ever three more rooms, which are not
lo the members of [his associa 55 Monroe St. said the protection picked up any pointers on re- available, he said.
65 )b. Smooth Surface
Roll Roofing . $3.25 Per Roll
ion that you . could see fit lo afforded by a schoolboy patrol cruiting from the professional con- One committeeman jokingly sug-
regress to the former 'hit or miss member is not sufficient for that ferences he attends. gested trying to borrow some
In Five Schools, Main Street
90 Ib. Smooth S u r f a c a —make it fil' system which Ihe crossing. IJiology Courses rooms from the unfilled McCann Kemn'<Tlions will be hailed in
Roll Roofing $3.90 Per Roll ratio system was designed to Police now have paid adult
eliminate." guards at crossings on Stale
To complicate matters, Mr. Del- Regional Vocational School. the five city elementary schools
shHed to be replaced.
15 Ib. Asphalt Felt On tlic suggeslioji of School
432 Sq. Ft. Roll $2.50 Per Roll
Rond at Phelps Avenue and W.
Main Street at Marion Avenue.
Muriel Kerson Case A regular patrolman sometimes| Williams Students Cartoned Milk Supt. Robert N. Taylor, the
School Committee last night vot-
5 Gallons Asbestos Fibre
.25 Continued to Monday is on duty atState Street, School the Haskins In Local Schools ed io only do maintenance work DA NI ELS • 19 23 STATE STREET
Roof Coating Per Pail
Two charges against Muriel H.
Kerson of 3JO Franklin St. were
To Tutor Students Raises Problem
In response to Mrs. O'Connor's
necessary for the health and
safety of pupils,
Willi the exception of floor nncl
CHECKERBOARD a g a i n continued in District Court
today, this time to Monday.
plea for warning signs on nar-
Here Who Need Help
witiding Walker Street and
Public school children here will; ceiling work, the elementary
be drinking their milk from car-! school renovation program, stall-
Ions inslead of bottles soon. Thisi^ in 1D40 has heen completed.
Yes! 11 Pays To Shop Where
Failure of a Commonwealth on Johnson Street, Mayor Florini
WAREHOUSE witness lo appear al loday's said he would t a k e care of the A group of Williams College has created a burning problem all It included ne\v furniture, new
.scheduled hearing caused a w a jtj5ilunLion. (students will lutor North Arlfims Drury Etigh School.
'floors, new ceilings, new lighting,
You get quality curtains, draperies, linens, etc. at
r o a s o n a b f e prices; where salespeople show an interest
Quincy St., North Adams Dial MO 3 - 3 7 7 4 of more than 30 minutes a n d ! Mrs. O'Connor did not request public school students who need The .. problem is . . . ,, I new boilei'.s, automatic snrink-
f i n a l l y led to the continuance. bus Iransporlalion for the young- help. There will be no charge for schools incinerator ,s small ami! l e r S i anc! ex i cnsive j n l e r i or paint- in your decorating problems and are willing to help
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««.S>* '' ..,VM' -'V..- it^ The defendant earlier pleaded sters who walk on sidewalkless the service. burning 800 paper cartons a day. ing.
you. For nearly iwonty-five y e a r s this has been our
not guilty to operating under the Walker Street as does her five- The offer by Ihe group called is impossible, says Supervisor o f i The School Committee hopes lo
influence and drunkenness. year-old ;^on. Buildings and Grounds James J.' build 3'.2 new elementary schools policy and will continue to be so. Shop here and find
the Williams College Tutorial Proj- Moir.
ect for Norlh Adams was accept- For health and safety reasons lo displace the outdated ones out for yourself that your shopping here will be a
ed enthusiastically last night by the School Committee has switch- built at the turn of the century.
the local School Committee. The City Council has taken pre- pleasure.
PlYMOUTHS ON THE MOVE
ed the school milk program from liminary steps lo approve 540,-
This recently-formed independ- bottles lo carious.
ent group interested in performing The contract went last night lo 000 for hiring an architect lo "HOME OF BETTER MERCHANDISE"
a public service, is headed by!the low bidder, Colonial Dairy at draw preliminary plans and esti-
Morris Kaplan, a senior from 5.9 cents per carton. The schools mate costs.
Chester, Pa. charge the students -I cents per
COME IN AND Details of the plan which wiil! c a r l o n and £ ct » 2-ccnt subsidy
See The first
aid seventh through eighth grnclej' 1 ' 01 " lllc government. This means
students who have fallen behind. 1 ' 10 c i t >' m "kes a Icnth of a cent
have not been worked out yet. 'on each carton.
Modern Dairy Inc. of Ncirtli
Adams bid a tenth lo 1 cent
How to budget
America Fund Raising higher. It had one rale for two
By Magazine Sale
Banned by Board
schools, another for the others.
Crescent Creamery and Walter
Seegar hid on one school each.
Previously each schooi had pur-
chased the milk on its own.
Warranty! Drury High School seniors can-
not sell magazines for n f u n d - Bridge Group to Open
raising drive, (he School Commit- Season Next Tuesday
with out service ch arges
tee .ruled last night. The Northern Berkshire Dupli-
You Get School Supt. Robert N. Taylor cate Bridge Group will open the Most of us are always searching It provides for 10 equal pay-
pointed out t h a t magazine drives season next Tuesday al 1 p.m., nt for ways to reduce bills. But, it's ments to stretch out the costs.
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They also "make the mostj Aren persons intcreslcd in play- not always easy. Your bills are smaller during the
. The Kind That Makes trouble," said Cominilteeman Ed- ing duplicate bridge
ward Q. Nassif. He said the come. Arrangements may be
be we]- That's why we offer a budget peak heating months. And that,
plan for your heating oil bills. means you'll have extra money
Plymouth the Champ of the youngsters embarrass neighbors!made with Mrs. John D. Wasl-
Instead of paying most of your on hand to meet the other
into buying magazine subscrip-jbnrn of this city or Mrs. Thomas
Tough Plymouth - Ford - Chevrolet lions they don't want. P. Walsh of Williamstown. heating bills between November expenses.
Leag ue and March, when you're faced There's no service charge con-
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