Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on May 13, 1965 · Page 6
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 6

Ironwood, Michigan
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Thursday, May 13, 1965
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SIX IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, 1RCNWOOD, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, MAY 13, IMS. Proposed Merger of Bergland, White Pine Schools Discussed board would decide this with recommendations from the State a " d BEROLAND—The Berg land • School District Merger Commit' tee provided the program for the recent meeting of the Bergland PTA, with a question and answer session being held on the advantages and disadvantages or . a possible merger with the Swhite Pine School District. ' Acting Chairman Al Savo 1 a explained the two methods by v !*-?" y ^ gter . w /i J?.inh a „,„,.„„,. ™,,lri H» an. P^C SChOOl DlStHCt? f\ '" . Witich a merger could annexatlon ac- be ° r .. In aivannexation procedure the •. Bergland School District would ... notify the White Pine District •- -that it wished to be annexed : The White Pine School District • would than draw up the annexa- Q— Will a new grade sc h o o 1 be built in Bergland? A— The new merged sc h o o 1 board and the voters of the whole new school district would decide tl^s. - Why ™ e with the Pine has ate a school. Q—Why not merge with Ewen 4 p.m.; on Tuesday, May 18, during the same hours: on Friday, May 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Monday, May 24, from 3 a.m. to 12 noon. City of Bessemer and Bessemer Township residents will be able to buy stamps at the former Brusso and Johnson's store on Wednesday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.; ty has been announced by th ejon Friday, May 21. from 8 a.m. Food Stamp Sale Schedule Given The schedule for the sale of food stamps for the new program being started in the coun- Gogebic County Department of Social Welfare. Residents of the City of Ironwood, Ironwood Township and Erwin Township will be able to purchase stamps at the former Jacquart's Store on E. McLeod Ave. on Monday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to to 12 noon, and on Monday, May 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. Residents of the City of Wakefield and Wakefield Towns h i p will have the opportunity to buy stamps at the Welfare' Office, 408 Sunday Lake St , on Thursday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.. and on Tuesday, May 25, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. In Marenisco. applications will be taken and stamps sold at the Town Hall on Friday, May 21, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. In Watersmeet, applications will be taken and stamps sola at the Town Hall on Friday, May 21, from 1:30 to 3:30 p m. The Welfare Department also announced the following schedule for the taking of applica t i o n s for the food stamp program : Ironwood City, Ironwood Township and Erwin Township area- Welfare office in the Ir o n wood Memorial Building. Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. Bessemer City and Bessem e r Township area—Welfare Office 107 E. Sellar St., Bessemer. each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Wakefield City and Wakefield Township area—Welfare Office. 408 Sunday Lake St, Wakefield, each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Mareni s c o are a—Marenisco Town Hall, May 14, 21 and 28 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m and on June 4 ,11, 18 and 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Watersmeet area—Watersmeet Demos Win in Mississippi JACKSON, Miss. (AP)—Democratic candidates smashed the Mississippi Republican party's first efforts to win voters in ! The Republican party's state municipal primaries and today | headquarters said this year's ef- turned toward completing their i forts were merely a beginning ,Mnt™.,, i« th» ,r 0 r,»».oi oionH™ i" victory in the general election. ocrats in the general election June 8. Republicans had primary elections for mayor in Hattiesburg and Laurel and for city council posts in Pascagoula. la each case, the Democrats out- polled the Republicans by 9-1 margins. The OOP staged its first primaries in three cities Tuesday, but its candidates drew little more than token votes. Unop- Town Hall, May 14, 21 and 28; posed Republicans in 15 and June 4, 11, 18 and 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. municipalities will join other GOP primary winners in facing Dem- efforts to. secure "a vigorous two-party system for Mississippi at the grass-roots level, where the greatest mass of the strength of any political party lies." The United States requires visiting aliens to be finger-printed. Public Instruction for approval. If approved, the Bergland School Board would conduct the elec- . tion. The annexation vote would be held only in the Bergland District; White Pine would not vote . in an annexation election. Two questions ,. lot: Does Bergland wish to be annexed by White Pine and does Bergland accept the White Pine Bond issue? If both questions passed, the Bergland Distr i c t would 'jecorne a part of the - White Pine District. The Wh i te Pine School Board would be the governing body and make all of Michigan study on merger in Ontonagon County recommends that Berg land and White Pine combine If we were to go any other way we might not get approval from the state. There is much less valuation in Ewen or Wakefield thus less tax dollars. Q—Will Bergland have to pay V;/)T al "|for the White Pine addition re- tne Dai " cently voted on? A—Yes, but this would have to be voted on. Q—What will the school be named? A—This would have to be a decision of the newly combined district. Q—Wll our chldren get equal decisions for the combined dis- • trict. The White Pine district would annex all Bergland School District property, assets and . debts. The consolidation procedure is . much more complicated. Both - school boards would have to . pass resolutions asking for con• solidation. These resolut ions . .would be presented to the Inter• r mediate superintend e n t who -. would in turn- present them to • the Department of Public In- rtruction for approval or rejec-j Uon. If approved, the D. P. I. would notify the Intermediate superintendent who would cause ..;. the election to be held. The two • -districts would then conduct . elections on the same day on - the following three proposals: '•..' Do you approve consolidation of the two districts, a tax limita- -. iion vote setting the same rn i 1• (age for each district and wheth- .- :r or not the bond issue would - ; te assumed by the combined .district. If the issues passed in • -both districts would be dis- i b 1 v e d and a new d 1 s t rict - :/ tormed. The intermediate school V board would appoint a new - ichool board to administer the '„ district until an election could be held to elect a new school board -.- from the combined district. This . board would be responsible for all decisions of the new district, ...such as renaming the district, • hiring the superintendent and ,. other employes, setting policy and for other necessary mat• >rs. . .. Other questions and answers from the floor were as follows: .,. Q—What would the milla g e rate be under merger? .-., A—Including the present White - Pine bond issue about 21.5 or 22 " T mills. • .-, • .-Present Bergland millage is 24 ."mills and White Pine 17.47 mills. • -,. Q—Could Matchwood Town- V ship pull out of the combined .....district if it wanted to after the .'merger? ,.V A—-Yes, with permission of the and a petition and vote of opportunities in sports and other i school activities? A—Yes, this has been true in i other combined districts. Q—If the annexation is approved when would we start to send our students to White Pine? A—This depends on when the { vote would be taken. If it is this summer the high school students could be sent to W h i te j Pine next fall. If it is'later hi| the year they probably would not be sent until the' fall of 1966-67 Q—Will the school hours of the grade school children that ride the buses be increased by one hour or more due to waiting for the high school students to return from White Pine? A—This is an administrat i ye problem to be solved alter merger, but it does' not seem that the grade school day could be increased because this would not be allowed by state authorities Q—It is a fact that if we people of Bergland do not act on our own that the state will force us to merge in the near future' A—This is a possibility but not a fact as yet. A county merger committee has been formed to draw up a merger plan for the county and this unit will be in action later this year^ Q—Why are we contemplating table classroom in the Bergland system if we are going to annex? A—We must plan for operating next y'ear and for years after. There is no guarantee when this merger will be approved. Q—What would happen to the schools if White Pine C o p p er ompany closes? A—The schools would go on •with increased state support and local taxes. After much discussion and great interest in further meetings of this type, the Merg e r Committee decided to hold another open meeting at the Bergland School on Monday, May 17 at 7 p.m. _".; {he Matchwood voters. . Q—Would the merged district! , .transport basketball players and .. Dther students involved in extra,.. curricular activities home after . — .She activities are over? •'„"- A—White Pine and Bergland . : are tyrth doing so now and would probably continue to do so. ' \ Q—Would the transportation i LANSING (AP^—Gov. George routes change appreciably? i Romney has urged the legisla- A—No, probably not, the only ture to give special considera- Governor Urges Action on Bills difference would be that the Bergland junior high and high school students would be transported to White Pine. tion before Friday to several of his administration bills, placing special emphasis on a study of the state's financial needs and Q—Why is a merged sch o o 11 traffic safety measures, district recommended? "There is still ample time to A—A merged school district r;. would be able to provide a lar- «er and better equipped grade r v arid- high school, and could com- ,-pete with larger schools for the ,-. best qualified teachers. Q—Couldn't we - -these alone? . V A—No, teachers' report these vital proposals out of legislative committees before the Friday deadline," * Romney said. Romney said most of the proposals are products of the stud- - - the cost of school equipment are *-• on the rise and the cost to each provide f o r ies and recommendations of out! standing citizen groups. He said salaries and i he hoped their labors would warrant at least floor debate and action. : teparate district of providing a! The governor made particular .- new high school would be a great ! mention of his request for $200,,., deal more than for one high ! 000 to finance a 10-year study of school in a merged district. Ev- j Michigan's future financial . en if we could find the money needs. -to pay for it, the number of He also urged consideration of ... high school students which we, a host of traffic safety mea- bave in our individual districts sures, mentioning motor vehicle .„ .would be too few to justify ad- 1 inspections, implied consent for ;; ditional subjects which could be j tests of drinking drivers, in". .offered in a merged district, and creased highway patrols and V., 'which are considered necessary improvement of driving skills, "to a well-rounded curriculum, i particularly of juveniles. _JJchp61s cannot afford to offer an 7, Advanced or special course if are not enough students win enroll in the course Q-rHow much cheaper is mer- . jer than going it alone? ; A—Jinthe Bergland Distr let: "JPrefjJnt taxes, 24 mills; merged . aistrict, 2.1.5 mills; total valua- rftdti. 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