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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Officials Puzzle Over Wage Law By Val G. Corky DBS MOINES Over- time provisions in the new federal minimum wage law arc causing headaches for slate, county and city officials Jn Iowa. The law, signed by Pres- ident Nixon April 8, went into effect May 1 and covers some five million government em- ployes for the first time. Many officials are still trying to determine what's in it. Officials of the League of Iowa Municipalities and the Iowa State Assn. of Counties say they have been flooded with questions on the new from local officials. "We haven't had a copy of (lie bill said Ed Allen, director of the league of mu- nicipalities. "All we have is the original bill before it was worked on." Paper Shortage Allen said regional federal officials tell him they arc in the same shape because a paper shortage is keeping the bill from being printed and distributed. State officials "have been working almost night and day for a couple of weeks" to bring various state offices in line with the requirement that employes be paid time-and-a- half for overtime work, said State Comptroller Marvin Sel- den. "We're starling from the premise there is minimal overtime worked to begin Seldcn said. "If you don't have it you don't pay it." Past Practice This premise will work hardships on some offices, Regents Vote Independent Status, with Aid, for Dl COUNCIL BLUFFS (UPI) -Iowa City, Coralville and Uni- The state board of regents has approved an agreement allow- ing the student corporation that publishes the campus newspa- per at the University of low.a to operate independently but still receive financial assistance from the university. Approval of the agreement was the final step in separating Students Publications, Inc. which publishes the Daily lowan (DI) from the uni- versity. Under the agreement, ap- proved Thursday at the board meeting here, the university would earmark per student each semester for SPI. In return, SPI must provide the free distribution of the news- paper on campus and carrier delivery service to students liv- ing within the city limits of also noted student fees account more hall, which housed the law Driver Is Charged In Buchanan Crash INDEPENDENCE John E Payne, 27, Manchester, facet two charges after an accident in which his car and another- auto driven by Arailetta M. Allen, 42 Winthrop, collided on highway 20 just east of Independence Thursday night. According to the Buchanan county sheriff's office, Payne traveling west, crossed the center line and struck the Allen vehicle. Payne and his wife, Phyllis 21, were treated for minor inju ries at People's Memorial hospi tal and released. He was charged with druri driving and failure to yield hal the traveled portion of the high way. Iowa City Board Approves Rezoning IOWA CITY r- The Iowa Cit; planning and zoning commis sion, on a 2 to 1 vote, with on abstension, has agreed to th rezoning of seven acres o Amerex land in north Iowa City. The land will be returned t R-3 apartment zoning a residen tial zoning classification. The Amerex Corp. took legal action against the city claimin the. land originally had bee zoned for apartments befor being annexed by the city. The court decision was th land should be allowed 'to be re turned to its original zonin classification. The commission also recon mended sidewalks be allowed o only one side of the street i areas of the city where lot size average more than square feet. ersity Heights. Most of the discussion on the greement came from Regent ohn Baldridge of Chariton, a ewspaper publisher. He said he concerned the fee will not e enough to cover future costs nd that raising the fee would ead to increases in other stu- ent fees. "I'm concerned with the ong-range Bal- dridge said. "With inflation, wouldn't hold for two years. To keep the paper going I'm sure they need more than DI's revenue and that (he re- mainder comes from advertis- ing. The. regents, also, approved :hree appointments at the Uni- versity of Iowa. Professor Rex Montgomery was named an as- sociate dean in the college of medicine, James A. Spady an assistant professor and chair- man of the graduate program in urban and regional planning, and Col. James J. McAloon as head of the army military science. A remodeling project to a fillard Boyd assured Baldridge le agreement contains a provi- ion allowing the fee to be rene- otiated within one year. Boyc or less than one-third of the However, U. of I. President building that once served as the U. of I.'s college'of law was approved. Preliminary plans were okayed for a reno- vation of the second floor of Gil- school from 1913-1961. Jurors Selected in Hall Murder Trial IOWA CITY 'After six-and-1 -half hours of intensive ques- ioning, a jury of six women and ix men was selected as the ury Friday in the James W. lall murder trial. The trial will begin in Johnson district court at 9 a.m. Monday. Hall, 20, a former U. of. I. ootball player, is accused of killing Sarah Ann Ottens, 20, university coed, March Kliss Ottens' partially-clat jody was found in a room of a coeducational dormitory. Cause of death was officially listed as suffocation following a severe seating. 32 Questioned Thirty-two prospective jurors were questioned closely both by Drosecution and defense attor- neys. Both sides exercised all eigh of their pre-emptory chal [enges. Special State Prosecutor Garry Woodward, who along with County Attorney Car Goetz, is serving as prosecutor consistently asked jurors how they regarded "the reliability o: circumstantial evidence in de termination of guilt in a murder case." Woodward also closely ques- tioned prospective jurors on whether they had formed opin ions about the case media exposure. Change of Venue The prosecution, has twice un successfully, attempted to havi the trial held outside Johnson county. The defense pointedly que: t i o n e d prospective women jurors about possible daughter the same age as Miss Ottens. One prospective woman juro was promptly excused when sh said she could not vote for life imprisonment under any cir cumstances. The final jury selected was ross section of the community .bout half of the jury is under 0 years old. Jurors are Ruth Koepp, route me, Oxford; Effie M. Cilek Solon; Kent Angerer, Irma Her in, Marvin L. Bailey, Cathe Vlae Dietch, Marian Maxwel James Housel, Arthur McAttle and Robert Edberg, Iowa City and Cecil Goodlove, Swisher. Alternates chosen are William Peters, Cedar Rapids, Joanne Caspers, Iowa City. The Cedar Kapids Gazette; 1'ri., May JO, 5 though, and some will have to continue to work employes overtime. Both employes of the high- way commission and guards at the Mate institutions have been paid overtime in the past but only at regular hourly pay rates. "The conservation commis- sion has to work out problems because they are basically a six-monlh operation operating stale Selden said. The state fiscal director said the state may have to hire additional employes next 'ear lo avoid paying ovcr- ime. Change Schedules Selden said most state de- lartmcnts have a problem 'but not beyond solution." One solution is to change work veeks so that some employes vill work their 40 hours within hree or four days. He noted the law would not illow the employes to work six days one week and only "our the next week in cmcr- jencies because hour adjust- ments must be made within a single pay week. "The state board of regents las been under the minimum wage provisions since 1966 so here's no problem with it and hat's half the stale em- Selden said. Two Shifts He said each department will find its own peculiar problems. "Our own data processing division operates on a 168-hour Selden said. "If some- body gets sick, someone else has to work two shifts." Selden said the highway commission has Iwo types of overtime that will have, to continue even at the higher pay storm cleanup work and inspection of new con- struction. But he said budgets will have to be reworked so the commission does not over- spend. Srje (Uclmi: lajtite (Bazdie cedar Iowa. 1B83 by The Gazette 'nnd Sunday at Rapids, Iowa itage paid at Subscrlptton rates a week. By mail: Sunday J carrier W tght edition and ;a month, a noon editions and Sunday 7 a month, 525 a year. Other Issues and U.S. territories <40 a yei No mall subscriptions accepted In areas having Gazette carrier service. 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