Who attended the meeting? All members from the Hattiesburg Board of Education
What was discussed at the meeting? The loss of enrollment and a new set of rules were introduced
When did this meeting occur? Tuesday morning
Why were a new group of rules proposed? To prohibit females from wearing miniskirts, male students from having long hair and all students, in general, from wearing blue jeans.
Who headed up the meeting? Assistant Superintendent Max Hoemmeldorfer
How did the members respond to the meeting topics? They accepted the enrollment numbers and went on to pass the new set of rules.
Lead: The Hattiesburg Board of Education met Tuesday morning to discuss their loss of enrollment and propose new rules for the school year.
Faculty in Plane Crash
Who was in the plane crash? Associate professor of rural sociology, John Dumont and associate professor of English, George Johnson, along with the rest of the passengers aboard the TWA jet
What happened? Plane crashed during takeoff
When did the accident occur? Thursday night
Where did the accident happen? Kennedy International Airport in New York City
Why were the professors aboard the plane? They were returning from conferences.
How many aboard were killed/injured? Out of 45 passengers aboard, five were killed, while the professors remained unharmed
Lead: Two associate professors from Backwater State University were involved in a plane crash at Kennedy International Airport, on Thursday night.
Who spoke? Norman Meeman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
What book did he win the award for? “My Life as Far as It Goes”
When did he speak? He spoke on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Where did he speak? At the William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library in Room 111
Why did he speak? He spoke on the importance of getting out and living life. Writing from these experiences are what make Pulitzer Prize-winning authors.
How many people did he speak to? There were 67 people, mostly English students, in the audience
Lead: Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Norman Meeman, spoke at the William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Professor Wins Award
Who hosted the award show? The Freedoms Foundation
What type of award was given out? The George Washington Honor Medal
When did this take place? Last Tuesday
Where did the award announcement take place? Pennsylvania
Why was Clement Crabtree among the winners? He wrote the essay, “Plan for Peace”, urging the distribution of free seed packets.
How many winners were there? There were 32 winners total.
Lead: In Pennsylvania last Tuesday, the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, announced its 32 George Washington Honor Medal winners.