Carl P. Roberts fired Texas

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Carl P. Roberts fired Texas - Deaf Association vow to weaken board HOUSTON...
Deaf Association vow to weaken board HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Association for the Deaf members said Saturday they will back legislation to weaken the power of the four members of the state Commission for the Deaf who fired commission executive director Carl P. Roberts last week. They made the vow following a" meeting with commission chairman Gerry Gammage of Dallas and commissioners Jim Scoggins of Irving and Dr. Ralph Guertin of Houston. Roberts and the fourth commissioner, commissioner, Dr. A.W. Kelton of Port Lavaca, were unable to attend. The commissioners said they weren't at liberty to discuss the reasons for Roberts' dismissal at a commission meeting in Brownsville last Saturday. Angry association members responded by saying deaf Texans had no confidence in the commission commission or its board. "We feel the board members think deaf people are blind and always trying to get the power for themselves," themselves," said Earle Day of Houston, president of the Coalition of Texas Organizations Serving the Deaf, the largest deaf persons' persons' lobbying group in the state. Scoggins replied, "If you had all the information available, you would know you were well served by the firing of Mr. Roberts." He told the association members to ask Attorney General John Hill's office to release the verbal charges commissioners made against Roberts several weeks before they fired him. Day said the charges commissioners made against Roberts were never proven true and that they fired him because he was not a "yesman." He said the legislation they will push would dilute the power of the existing commissioners commissioners by increasing the number on the board from six to nine. Setting it Straight THK FRONT page calendar which ran Friday was incorrect. incorrect. The previous week's calendar was accidentally inserted. MEDICAL • Wheelchairs • Hospital Beds WE BILL FOR • WE

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 10 Dec 1978, Sun,
  3. Page 8

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