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R THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1970 Science Fair 350 Exhibits To Be Shown Pioneer Junior-Senior " High School will have its annual science fair in th8 high school gymnasium Saturday, April 18 from 6:30 to 9 Pore. Seventh, eighth and ninth grade students will display approximate- ly 350 exhibits. The science teachers are Miss Diane Williams, junior high science and high school chemistry; Thom- as Layton, high school chemistry; Richard Flowers, high school phys- ics; Robert Conn, junior high gen- eral science, nd Walter Slentz, high school biology ad laboratory Science. Slentz is chairman of the science department. There will be no admission Charge to the science fair. Students may bring in their ex- hits Saturday morning and after- noon, starting at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the Science Fair the C.A.A. is having a ,fish and tender- loin supper from 5 to 8 p.m, in the school cafeteria. Notes About Proptrty Assessing Passenger cars and motorcycles are not assessed this year. Vehicles that are being assessed include an- tique autos, trucks, truck bodies, pick-up campers, fo!d.,own camp- era, trailer tractors, buses and sta- tion wagons with truck licenses. Persons owning dogs may mall the money to the assessors for their dog tabs and receipts or contact nne of the assessors in person. Male or spayed female are one ($l) dol- lar. Female Jogs are $3.00 each. 1)og tags and receipts will he mail- ed to people sending in their dog assessment. BABY BENNETT DF.ATH Anna Lisa Bennett died at Pu- laski Memorial Hospital at 9:45 Tuesday. She was born there gednesday, April 8. he was the daughter of [..vle ad Vyllis Stilweli Bennett. Surviving besides the parents are as sister, Patricia, at home; pa- ' ternal grandmother. Mable Ben- ett, harleston, IlL; and maternal randparents, Mr. and Mrs Darl Stilwell, R. 2. Services will be held Thursday t 1 p m. with graveside rites at "i'hompson Cemetery. Ray. Alva Vard wi! officiate. O Pioneer Pre-school .... Roundup Te Pioneer pre-school roundup it scheduled for April 21, 22 and 3, with Pioneer elementary on esday, April 21 at 9:00 a.m., ke Cicott, Wedney, April 22, "J:O0 a.m and Thuray, April 23 tt hle, I:00 pro. All children in the corporation Years of age before Sept. I, 1970 e eligible for pre-enrollment. ildren 6 years of age before Pt. I, not having kindergarten, v*iIJ need to enroll for first grade. Parents are asked to bring birth %rtlficates. " o Philip Hand attended the regu- eetlng of the Cass Co. Cancer held at the City Building in >ort Thursday evening, YAL CENTRE RE RD ESTABLISHED 1890 ROYAL CE NTRE, CASS COUNTY INDIANA IN OUR 80TH YEAR School Board Holds Session With Over 80 In Attendance Many Subjects Dkcussed "]'he meeting of the Pioneer ed expense to the taxpayers. He School Corporation Board Monday asked for restraint on any new evening was attended by such a spending until the results of the ]arge group of taxpayers that the next State Legislative session are meeting place was moved to the learned. high school cafeteria. The 82 par- Leo Crimmins of Harrison Twp, ants, teachers, students and inter- echoed the views of Blank and s'at- eased citizens present were not an ed taxes are too high now wit'.out organized group and the majority additional sew expense in attendance were only spectators. Board Pres. Ida stated that hand- Pioneer School Board President icapped and vocatlona'ly deprived Roger Ida tated that the board students have been neglected in members were available to listen the past and the hoard feels that to anyone who had anything to this should not continue, even say hut the *ooard was not prepared though untimely expense-wise. Ida to debate any subject. Present at also stated that the Pioneer Corpor- the head table were ]de and board ation is already committed for at members Harold Roller, James Mu- least one year of participation in sa]l, Leonard Burton and Howard the new vocational ec[hcation Goodrich, Supt. Robert Gibbs and school. Attorney Don O'Neil t. After adjourning the meeting in Attorney Robert Justice of Log. the high school at 9:50, the board anaport started off the evening stat- re-convened at the superintendent's ing he was representing patrons of office and proceeded to act on the the school district and proceeded agenda of business for the evening. with a number of, questions to the Since time was running short, the board concerning an "unwritten discussion of teachers" salaries, re- dress code" being used, in the Pio- neer Jr.-Sr. High School. He also tension of teachers, and a present- stated it is his opinion, a written ation by the facdlty members of dress code was unconstitutional, the high school Business Dept. was Justice concluded his remarks with postponed to a later date. An executive session wiU be held compliments to the board members Monday evening to discuss the a- and school officials. i hove tabled subjects. No visitnrs President Ida stated that no wrlt-ar e a|,lowed at these sessions and lien dress code was being used in no formal decisions can be made at ' the Pioneer school system and that the executive sessions. a sense of decency, propriety and The 'board npproved the appli- good taste in dress and hair was cation of the Kewanna High School being backed by the board and car-. land the Eastern Pu'aski School tied out by the school faculty ann[Corp, to become a part of the officials ........ In "he hou a"-.e. . . joint Vocational ducation chool t r no tlny mmuxe sea-  -- __ sion of uestlo " [ agreement, tountlng the aoove, q ns ana some answers . . " " h the Joint program has elg t It was stated by one parent that , , . , _ - , sclOOls reVOlVed with a total en- "no wonder the students in Logans- rollment of 15,975 students. Supt. Gibbs was appoin-teJ to a- gain represent the Pioneer Corpor- ation on the board of directors of the Vocations  Educational Joint School. Contracts of two owner-driver 'b all dress us routes end this school year and port call the Pioneer students Country Hicks". The Pioneer stu- dents must have their hair neatly trimmed and no long side burns. This parent said "long hair and side burns are the style and should be allowed." Some who spoke said and hair rules should be abolished, I others stated parents should con- trol dress and hair of their child- ren, others repeated what had al- ready been stated concerning the so called "'dress code at Pioneer". The topic of the meeting branch- ed off to the paddling and expul- sion of students for talking in study haP, etc. It was stated by a parent that "no student should he expell- ed until the parents are notified". Some parents present took the floor several times to give their opinions on each subject brought! up. Others interrupted speakers who aVready had the floor to the amusement of the spectators in at- tendance. The subject turned to slacks for will be re-negotiated The routes and present pay per day are Dale Fickle $24.50 and Dan Remley $23.50. Other corporation-owned bus routes come up for negotia- tions this year a'so and will be ne- gotiated. A number of requests for per- sonal leave by teachers were grant- ed and the use of the Pioneer cafe- teria, on May 23, for the Lucerne High School Alumni banquet. The request was presented by Herbert Hanna. Details have been workeJ out and aprova] was granted for the Girls AthVetic Assn. members and their sponsor, Miss Vicki Woods. to attend a week end camp on May 8 thru 10 near Ft. Wayne. girls during the winter months and]Thirty girls will take part and a this was tossed about for around I school bus witl be used for transo 40 minutes with no particular con-]portation. clusion. I A General Education diploma Ted Blank of Noble Twp., speak-Iwaa approved for Flossie (Fry) ing on behalf of himse'f and a I Sharer who has completed the ne- number of Pioneer taxpayers, stat-cessary requirements. ed the proposed maximum of 15] It was noted that the Lake Ca- cents on the tax levy for the joint cott and Noble Twp schools will vocational school at Logansportlbe used for voting places on Prim- was too great an expense at this! ary e"ection day, Tuesday, May 5, time and the proposal should be t School will not be interrupted, it tabled. He stated the p'an is a good iwas stated. one but this is not the time for add- Supt. Gibbs reported that the NO. 33 We See & Hear Safe vehicles are only as safe as, ,heir operators nke them. j We  by the papers that a[ comet may be seen in the Fast the rest of this month, about 3 hours I before sunrise. It is  to have a I long tall and is a very beautiful sight. Let us know if you get up in time to see it. The comet is named Bennett. We see by the papers that even Britain is concerned about our American fathers, who are said to be failing in their duties. Dr. Jos- hua Bierer, 69 year o!4 father of three, says "They (the American fathers) allow their children to do what they llke and that leads to all kinds of troubles, incluA;ng drug addiction.'" He believes that "Free- dom is a good principle if the in- divlduai is grown up and can carry responsbility." r'3 Census taker here in Royal Cen- tre is Mrs. Doris Jenkins, who has Set Absentee voting Rules For Cass Primary Applications to vote an absen- tee ballot in the May 5th primary election are now available in the office of County Clerk Forest Mont- gomery. Persons elig:ole to vote an ab- sentee 'ballot in person may do so in the clerk's office during regular office hours beginning Monday. April 13. Even though an individual plans to vote an absentee hal lot in per- son, he must stiq make out the ap- plication for the ballot. Both the application for the ballot and the voting may be done on the same day, Montgomery said. Persons attending schools out- side Cass County or confined in hospitals or nursing homes outside the county may vote an absentee ballot by mail in the primary e%c- tion. Persons who will be absent from the city also may apply to vote an absentee ballot. Montgomery said, a complete list of voting p'aces will be released in the near future, as will an official ta'hulatlon of registration figures. O' K-Mart May Be Built On Cass Co, Fairgrounds almost completed her work. She, a has been very happy with her re. I The DAVCO Investment Corp- " oartion caption in the various homes, she l of Evansville. representing states. Mrs. Jane Miller is the cen-I S'S" Kresge Company, has taken sus taker, in the township and has lan option to purchase the 26.8 nearly completed her work. The acres of land owned by the Cass law requires that all questions County Fair Association at a cost mutt be answered. All answers are 'f $250,000, the appraised value strictly onfidentla]. if you have l not received a form, your census taker will provide one. Ye Editor attended the Spring session of the Hoosier State Press Assn. held at the rott Hotel in Indianapolis over the week end. [3 We see by the papers there will be an increase in telephone rates. Bob Hope says there's going to be an increase in postage rates---he's sure of it, ..because Jack Benny is sending out his Christmas greet- ings now! 3 Apollo 13 got off to a -good start Saturday, April 11 on a third moon lanng trip. They expect to spend, a couple of days on the planet. of the land. The Kresge Company plans con- struction of a K-Mart and an out- door garden shop and. according to Attorney Lynn O'Neill of the fair board, would develop the en- tire 26.8 acres. Representatives of the Kresge firm already have taken aerial photos of the site and have begun preliminary p'at surveys of the land. The construction of a K.Mart in Logansport will be one of 12 built in lnana by the Kresge Company within the last year. Pioneer Sets Registration r'l The schedule for the spring How many recall that it was on,. . . . . . ginaergaren rounoup sn -oneer April 16, 1964 that we had t at', . , o , , - . - t ? IXeglonal cnool orporahon has memorable snow s orm. Several . . . . , neen anounceo ny Lois jean iv|c- car.s were stranded in the drfts at the crossroad just south of this city on Hwy. 35 for everal hours-- in fact, over night. My prophecy for today  I pre- &ct that twenty years hence our feminine population will wear red faces everytime pictures of today are show. (One of 'era.) [3 Everyone worried about our Astronauts getting back home---- corporation would not have to borrow money at the present time since an advance draw of $6,000 has been received from the County Auditor. This will take care of the April ! 5 and 30 The Lake Cicott School was broken into Saturday or Sunday evening and an estimateJ $500 I worth of tape recorders and record players and tapes were taken. The loss was covered hy insurance. The next session will be on Tuesday, April 28. in the supein- tendent's office at 7:30 p.m. Crea, school nurse. Registration wi'] be held April 21, at Pioneer Elementary: April 22 at Lake Cicott, and April 23 at Noble Township elementary school. Registration will" begin at 9 a.m. at Pioneer and Lake Cicott end at I p.m. at ,Noble Township. Registration also will be held at the above times for children who wiq be ehtering the fir grade next fall but did not attend kindergar- ten. Students eligible for kinder- garten must ,be five years of age on or before Sept. 1. and those en- tering the first grade must have reached their sixth hlrthday by the same date. Birth certificates will bg required. Health and immunization forms to be given o parents at the time of enroqment must be completed and presented at the fall nroll- meat. Parents unable to attend the scheduled pre-registratlon meeting are asked to calt the school .a their district to have their child's name placed on the registration lit and an appointment scheduled.