AZ Republic (PHX) - pg 18 - 1-12-1961 - Page School by GCCity res.
Republic Photo PRESENT CASE—Arguing that Arizona should enroll their children at Page school, three young mothers from Glen Canyon City, Utah, present their case to Governor Paul Fannin at a meeting in his office. From left are Mrs. Dale C. Brown, Mrs. Jere Bass and Mrs. James Meyer. Later yesterday, with six other mothers from the Utah community, they paraded in front of the Capitol carrying signs saying "Please Educate Our Children," "Little Little Rock," "Only 19 Miles To Page. Let Our Children Go." (Picture on Page 1.) Fannin Attempts To Aid Page School Protesters Nine mothers from Glen Canyon City, Utah, ' held a heated conference with Gov. Paul Fannin and carried out their threat to picket the state Capitol yesterday. The women were protesting a 124-mile round trip their chi- dren must make daily to attend schools in Kanab, Utah. They demand the youngsters be admitted admitted to Page School in Arizona, Arizona, a 40-mile round trip. Fannin, in an effort to placate the mothers, talked by telephone with Gov. George Clyde of Utah, Coconino County officials; and Merritt-Chapman & Scott, prime contractors at the Glen Canyon Dam. Mrs. Dale Brown, spokesman for the mothers, said the meeting meeting with Fannin settled nothing. "We won't quit until we win. If we can raise the money we will go to Washington," she declared. declared. 'The problem was caused by the lack of trailer court facilities at Page, where the husbands of the women work. The mothers claim the Page School was built by the federal government for the children of Glen Canyon Dam workers, without regard to state lines. WHY CANT WE USE this school and live where we want to live?" one mother asked. Fannin answered, "We have rules and regulations that must be followed." Another angry mother snapped, "This is just like Little Rock (Ark.)." Fannin, after talking with the contractors, said they assured him that 84 more trailer spaces will be available at the Page trailer park by the weekend to accommodate families of workers workers wanting to move to Page from Glen Canyon City. "This doesn't solve the problem," problem," Mrs. Brown said. "Many of the families just don't have the money for such a move; many others are renting trailers and none is available now in Page; others are buying their trailers and the owners won't let them move out of the community community until they're paid for." Fannin called Coconino County officials with this proposition: Admit Glen Canyon City youngsters youngsters to the Page School immediately immediately if it, appears that their families will be able to move into Page in the reasonably near future. COCONINO OFFICIALS, Fannin Fannin said, told him they would reply to the proposition as soon as they learn how much tuition Kane County, Utah, schools will pay to send the children to school in Page. The Coconino County School Board is asking $523 per pupil, whereas Kane County school officials officials have offered $323 per pupil, plus transportation costs. Unsettled is an additional $180 which Coconino County officials demand, and Kane County officials officials refuse to pay unless written written assurance is received that the money will be refunded by someone, presumably the State of Arizona or the federal government. Clyde told Fannin that the Utah state superintendent of public instruction was in Kanab yesterday seeking a solution to the problem. Fannin said he and Clyde will confer again after the Utah governor gets the superintendent's superintendent's report. Fannin also said Clyde will recommend that Kane County pay full tuition for children of Glen Canyon City residents whose employment is not connected connected with the dam project and who are not eligible for places in the Page trailer court. Peru, Ecuador Hurling Insults Across Border LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru and Ecuador are hurling insults at each ..- 0 „ ..of other^ across their disputed border and backing them up with '"' " oil like moves. Troops are massed on both sides of the frontier. Patrol planes fly overhead. Warships are alert. One neutral diplomat here says: "It's not too likely that war