Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 10, 1974, Page 5

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette May 10, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Carpet Warehouse located on 1st Street and 5th Avenue S.E.) 100% Nylon Shag Solids and Multi-color Philadelphia Roue A 00°/Officials Puzzle Over Wage Law Tin* Cedar Rapids Cadette: I' ii., May IO, 1!>71 By Vol (i. Corley DKS MOI NKS (AP) Overtime provisions in the new federal minimum wage law are causing headaches for state, county and city officials in Iowa. The law, signed by President Nixon April 8, went into effect May I and covers some five million government employes 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 lav/ from local officials. ‘ We haven’t had a copy of the bill yet,” said Ed Allen, director of the league of municipalities. ‘‘All we have is the original bill before it was worked on.” Paper Shortage Allen said regional federal officials tell him they are 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 Selden. “We’re starting from the premise there is minimal overtime worked to begin with,” Selden said. “If you don’t have it (overtime), you don’t pay it.” Past Practice This premise will work hardships on some offices, Regents Vote Independent Status, with Aid, for DI COUNCIL BLUFFS (UPI) -—Iowa City, Coralville and Uni- The state board of regents has approved an agreement allowing the student corporation that DI’s revenue and that the re mainder comes from advertising. * * * Daily Iowan (DI) from the university. Under the agreement, approved Thursday at the board meeting here, the university would earmark $2 per student each semester for SIT. In return, SPI must provide versity Heights. Most of the discussion on the agreement came from Regent publishes the campus newspa-John Baldridge of Chariton, a per at the University of Iowa to newspaper publisher. Ile said he    r^nt8-    al**-    approved operate independently but still is concerned the $2 fee will not three appointments at the Uni-re ce ive financial assistance be enough to cover future costs1 ver^ty Iowa. Professor Hex from the university.    and that raising the fee would(Montgomery was named an as- Approval of the agreement lead to increases in other stu- ^iate dean in tho college of was the final step in separating dent fees.    medicine, James A. Spady an Students Publications, Inc.    .. ifh lh„ assistant professor and chair- (SPI), which publishes the    Bah    ,m!m °f the graduate ProSram ln dridge said. “With inflation, $2 wouldn't hold for two years. To keep the paper going I’m sure they need more than $2.” However, U. of I. President building that once served as the Willard Boyd assured Baldridge U. of I.’s college of law was the agreement contains a provi- approved. Preliminary plans sion allowing the fee to be rene- were okayed for a $150,000 reno-the free distribution of the news- gotiated within one year. Boyd vation of the second floor of Gil-paper on campus and carrier also noted student fees account more hall, which housed the law delivery service to students liv- for less than one-third of the school from 1913-1961. ing within the city limits of urban and regional planning, and Col. James J. McAloon as head of the army military science. A remodeling project to a Driver Is Charged In Buchanan Crash IOWA CITY — After six-and-ja-half hours of intensive ques- 1NDEPENDENCE — John E. Payne, 27, Manchester, faces two charges after an accident in which his car and another auto,.. .    .    f   . driven by Arailei.a M. Allen, 42, ~ W t“as "he Winthrop, collided on highway;“ Xl™ in t£ James W. Z *Z, '1/ IndCpendCnCC Hail murder trial. Thursday mg .    ,    trja|    wm    begjn jn johnson According to the Buchanan djstrjct court at 9 a.m. Monday. Jurors Selected in Hall Murder Trial 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 injuries at People’s Memorial hospital and released. . He was charged with drunk driving and failure to yield half the traveled portion of the highway. Iowa City Board Approves Rezoning though, and some will have to continue to work employes overtime. Both employes of the highway commission and guards at the state institutions have been paid overtime in the past but only ut regular hourly pay rates. “The conservation commission has to work (jut problems because they are basically a six month operation operating state parks,” Selden said. The state fiscal director said the state may have to hire additional employes next year to avoid paying overtime. Change Schedules Selden said most state departments have a problem -“but not beyond solution.” One solution is to change work weeks so that some employes will work their 40 hours within three or four days. He noted the law would not allow the employes to work six days one week and only four the next week in emergencies because hour adjustments must be made within a single pay week. “The state board of regents has been under the minimum wage provisions since 1966 so there’s no problem with it and that’s half the state employes,” Selden said. Two Shifts He said each department will find its own peculiar problems. “Our own data processing division operates on a 168-hour week,” Selden said. “If somebody gets sick, someone else has to work two shifts.” Selden said the highway commission has two types of overtime that will have to continue even at tho higher pay — storm cleanup work and inspection of new construction. But he said budgets will have to bt; reworked so the commission does not overspend. Hall, 20, a former U. of I. football player, is accused of killing Sarah Ann Ottens, 20, a university coed, March 13,1973. Miss Ottens* partially-clad body was found in a room of a coeducational dormitory. Cause of death was officially listed as suffocation following a severe beating. 32 Questioned Thirty-two prospective jurors were questioned closely both by prosecution and defense attorneys. Both sides exercised all eight The final jury selected was a cross section of the community. About half of the jury is under 30 years old. Jurors are Ruth Koepp, routeing    HiUJtbs    (Suzette one, Oxford; Effie M. Cilek,1 * Solon; Kent Angerer, Irma Herrin, Marvin L. Bailey, Cathee Mae Dietch, Marian Maxwell, James Housel, Arthur McAttlee and Robert Edberg, Iowa City, and Cecil Goodlove, Swisher. Alternates chosen are William Peters, Cedar Rapids, and Joanne Caspers, Iowa City. Established In 1883 by Th; Gazette Co. and published dally and Sunday at 500 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406. Second Class Postage paid at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rates by carrier IS cents a week. By mall: Night edition and Sunday 6 Issues 52.25 a month, 824 a year: Afternoon editions and Issues 82.50 a month, 825 a v states and U.S. territories 540 a year. IOWA CITY planning and zoning commission, on a 2 to I vote, with one The Iowa City of their lenges. Special pre-cmptory chal- State Prosecutor _ .    ,    .    .    ,    ,,    , Garry    Woodward, who along abstenston, has agreed to    the    County Attorney Carl rezoning of seven acres    of Goetz, is serving as prosecutor, Amerex land in north Iowa City. ! consistently asked jurors how The land will be returned to! they regarded “the reliability of R-3 apartment zoning a residen- circumstantial evidence in de- tial zoning classification.    termination of guilt in a murder The Amerex Corp. took legal ...    ,    , ..    .    j.    Woodward    also closely ques- action against the city claiming;    prospec,iVc    jurors    on the land originally l ad ten    I I ■ zoned for apartments before    ^ ^ ^    <)f being annexed by the city.    medla    ,,x[H)sure The court decision was the land should be allowed to bo    re-    Change of Venue turned to its original    zoning The    prosecution, has twice unclassification    successfully,    attempted    to    have The commission also recoin-"* |riaI hcld outside Johnson mended sidewalks be allowed only one side of the street in . .    , r -4 u i„t 11oned prospective women areas o c cl y w ere    Lore    about possible daughters the same age as Miss Ottens. 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  • Arailei.A M. Allen
  • Arthur Mcattlee
  • Cecil Goodlove
  • Ed Allen
  • Effie M. Cilek
  • Irma Herrin
  • James A. Spady
  • James Housel
  • James J. Mcaloon
  • Joanne Caspers
  • Kent Angerer
  • Kinth Vetter
  • Marian Maxwell
  • Marvin L. Bailey
  • Robert Edberg
  • Ruth Koepp
  • Sarah Ann Ottens
  • Willard Boyd
  • William Peters

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: May 10, 1974

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