"No Modifications", The Kinston Free Press, 8 May 1907
The article concerns the revision of bids after opening and bonds voted on before and after June 5.
Some days ago, Prof. Harry Howell, superintendent of the Washington, N. C.
graded schools, in writing to the Washington Messenger about the Eastern
Carolina Teacher's Training School, quoted from correspondence with Hon.
J. Y. Joyner. As our people are interested along the same line, we will
quote from the Messenger's communication.
Prof. Howell wrote:
It will be recalled that the bids will be opened on June 5, and that
nothing was said on the important question of whether the state board
would consent to a revision of bids after they are opened. In reply to my
request for the authoritative information on that point, Hon. J. Y.
Joyner, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Secretary of the
State Board of Education, says in he [the] course of a recent letter:
"I think it the sense of the board not to permit the modification of the
bids after they have been opened on June 5th. Of course, the board would
not permit any unseemly or undignified scramble about the matter."
The rules of the State board also state that bond election for the purpose
of inducing the selection of a site may be held either before or after the
decision of the board. I put the question to Mr. Joyner whether a bid
based on a bond election actually and previously carried. He says in
"Of course, the bid based on a proposition to vote bonds after the
consideration of the bid would be considered on equal terms with a bid
from another town which had already voted bonds, conditioned of course,
upon making good the bid by vote. Bids will be received in open meeting
|Citation:|| "No Modifications," The Kinston Free Press (Kinston, NC), May 5, 1907.|
|Location:|| East Carolina Manuscript Collection, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA|
|Call Number:||Henry T. King Collection, #625.2.m Display Collection Guide|