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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 10A The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed., Mar. 20, 1974 End His Itch? Photo by John Mclvor This eight-week-old brown and white boxer mix is scratching for a home. The male puppy has a brother and a sister also itching to be adopted. Any of the three can be adopted for including a temporary distemper shot and de-worming, from the Hu- mane Society, Mi Vernon road SE. The pociety's hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. College District Board Rejects Pay, Benefit Plan of education Tuesday unanimously rejected a By Kevin Kane The College Community board night million 1974-75 salary and we] fare package proposed by the College Community Education Assn. The proposal, which passec the district's representative cabinet last Thursday, will now be sent into negotiations be- tween representatives of the board, and members of the CCEA's negotiating Committee. Any compromise proposa worked out by the negotiations group will then be sent back to the CCEA for approval and re- submission to the school board. 9.3% Pay Boost The primary provision of the CCEA proposal- was a 9.3 per cent increase from to in the base ry- That increase would hike the total salary schedule by about 10 percent arid, with the addi- tion of welfare benefit in- creases, the entire package 11.4 percent from a 1973-74 total of million. majority on the representative cabinet, proposed keeping the same longevity and educationa steps as in the present salarj schedule. That schedule generally favors teachers in the "middle brackets" by giving them higher step increases than ei- ther beginning or long-term fac- ulty members. Hour Discussion The board, after hearing a presentation of the proposal by CCEA Negotiator John Williams, discussed various aspects of the package for more than an hom before finally rejecting it. Board members didn't raise many specific objections to the proposal, although several members questioned the weigh- ing of the schedule in the mid- dle brackets. One member said he would like to see a share of the step increases go for "competence, not just for staying in the school about 100 of. 137 College Commu- nity faculty members and has a Losing Out Williams, a high school science teacher, told "The Ga- zette after the special Tuesday The CCEA, which represents meeting that the CCEA consid- ered the proposal "very realist- c" and what the organization thought was necessary to "ge more in line salary-wise. "We have been losing out in increases since 1971-72. In those three years, teachers have been taking the brunt of 'hold-the- line' measures." The CCEA proposal also in- cluded the following welfare Volunteers Are Sought Volunteers are still being sought to help wind up the Sup- p 1-e m e n t a 1 Security Income Alert (SSI Alert) program. The project is scheduled to conclude March 31, the end of its 90-day funding, Dwight An- derson, project director, report- ed. A large backlog of names of persons believed to be potential SSI applicants must still be con tacted. Volunteers are needed to canvass the list by phone, Ander- son said. As of last Friday, 530 people had been contacted by 183 SSI Alert volunteers. 140 Applications Made Of those, 140 SSI applications have been made and another 46 are pending. Ozark Prop-Jets .Being Replaced On C.R. Flights A schedule change and re- placement of prop-jets with DC- 9 jets on .Cedar Rapids to St. Louis and Minneapolis-St. Paul flights starting April 1 have been announced by Ozark Air Lines. Early morning service to the Twin Cities will be provided with a DC-9 leaving Cedar Rapids at a.m. The service is currently provided with an FH-227B prop-jet. The flight also provides ser- vice from St. Louis, departing at a.m. It will make'one stop in the Quad Cities and ar- rive here at a.m. It will ar- rive in the Twin Cities at a.m. A prop-jet flight from the Twin Cities, departing there at a.m., will also be replaced with a DC-9 April 1. It will make one stop at Ro- chester and arrive here at a.m. The flight continues to St, Louis, departing Cedar Rapids at p.m. and arriving at p.m. after a slop in the Quad Cities. James Wood, social security district manager, said the number of referrals -from the SSI Alert program picked up considerably last week. The referrals received in the last couple weeks have been better, he added, as volunteers have become more experienced at determining eligibility. The social security office staff members have been working Saturdays to process new referr rals. Federal Takeover The SSI program is a federal takeover of assistance programs to those over 65, blind or disa- bled, administered by the social security administration. The SSI Alert program, fund: ed by the Council on Aging, is conducted locally by the Red Cross in conjunction with the Area Agency for the Aging. 'The goal is to locate the to people believed eligible for.SSI payments in the six- county area served by local so- cial security officials. Chrysler Prices Hiked .7 Percent DETROIT (AP) Chrysler Corp. has announced a retail price increase averaging on its 1974 model cars. The increase, effective Mon- day, is the first since price con- trols were lifted last December. It is the second increase by Chrysler since it introduced its 1974 cars last fall. The increase averages 0.7 percent per unit and ranges from for the' Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valiant to for the Plymouth Fury, Dodge Monaco, Chrysler and Imper- ial, Chrysler said. In the announcement. Tues- day, Chrysler said the price in- crease is necessary to offset "rapidly increasing costs of both labor and materials." 30 YEARS AGO American soldiers swept the Japanese out of Lorcngau, the enemy's Admi- ralty islands headquarters. benefits, many of which Wil- liams said were "non-cost" items: Sick leave days could be used by a teacher to apply to ab- sences due to illness in his im- mediate family. Professional staff members ivould have unquestioned use of courtesy days', absences cur- rently granted for problems or business which could not be normally handled outside of the regular work-week. Unused courtesy days could je accumulated. The annual calendar would nclude 180 days for students and 190 days-for teacherSj with eight of the'extra days for in-' ervice use and two for'paid lolidays (all ten extra days are currently in-service Some form of early dismissal, lerhaps an hour once or twice a month, would be instituted to allow teachers extra time to complete .clerical work. The board would pay single contracts with Blue Cross and Blue Shield in full, and one-half the difference between single and family contracts.. Extra insurance coverage would be provided for prescrip- tion drugs and for spouse and dependents. Extra life insurance, taking advantage of group rates, would be sponsored by the board but paid for 'by interested faculty members. Bachman Fourth Lenten'Speaker JOHN BACHMAN John Bachman, who studied for the ministry before deciding to enter journalism, will speak Friday noon at the fourth Lenten luncheon in the Embassy club. The weekly programs are open to both men and women of all faiths. No advance reser- vation is required. The Sweet Adelines women's barbershop singing group will provide the rnusic for Friday's program. Bachman, WMT-TV newsman, is a 1970 graduate of St. Olaf college and attended graduate school at Luther Theological Seminary. Ho also was em- ployed as a television reporter for a Minneapolis station while attending the seminary. He lat- er worked part time of, BBC in England while taking graduate work at Oxford university. Churches United, Catholic Lay- men and the Metropolitan YMCA are co-sponsors of the Lenten luncheon scries. OWNSTAIR Get Acquainted" WEEK SPECIALS Come In and get to know our friendly salespeople and see all that's new for Big Savings like these, Regularly Separates Regularly ro Regularly to Washable polyester-cotton in navy, ivory, blue or gold. Water repel- lent, belted. Lined. Sizes 10-18 and ARMSTRONG BUDGET FASHIONS DOWNSTAIRS STORE Mix up a wardrobe for spring from these 100% polyester, cotton and cotton blend separates. A good selection of colors in tops sizes 38-46; slacks and skirts in sizes 8-18 and 32- 40. ARMSTRONG BUDGET FASHIONS DOWNSTAIRS STORE 100% polyester knit pants in cuffed or hem leg style. 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