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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Ort. I, 1*74 ISEA Asks 18 % in ‘Catch Up’ Pay By Charles D. Sehaffner DES MOINES (UPI) - Saying teacher salaries are not keeping up with inflation, the president of the Iowa State Education Assn (ISEA) Monday recommended an 18-percent increase in teacher pay across the state Walter Gavin of Des Moines also told a news conference that local education associations should seek a 15 percent increase in base salaries, and called for changes in the state’s school aid foundation plan. Galvin said the 18 percent increase recommended by the ISEA board is not inflationary but a “catch up figure” to “make up for what was lost” through inflation Other States “We believe this amount is needed to improve educational opportunities for Iowa students and bring the economic status of teachers more in line with their counterparts in other states, the rest of the Iowa economy and inflation,” Galvin said The ISEA president admitted, however, the request would be “unrealistic" if there were no changes in the foundation plan to grant extra money for education. “This does go beyond what money is available under the foundation plan,” he said “That is why we have to go to the legislature and sec that the foundation plan is changed ” The theory’ of the foundation plan is still sound, Galvin said, because the burden of financing schools is taken off property taxes. However, he said adjustments are needed to increase the allowable growth rate so school districts can get more money. Inflatianary Rind Galvin noted the legislature set the allowable growth rate at eight percent for the current spending period but added. “We are facing 11-percent inflation This is the kind of bind the schools are in " Although Iowa teachers received an average salary increase of 9 7 percent for the current year, he said teacher salaries in Iowa still rank below the national average. Galvin noted that teachers are still trying to “recover from the meager increases of the two previous years.” Those increases averaged less than three percent. (ialvin said the average base salary for a teacher with a BA degree in Iowa is $7,819, more than SHOD below the amount needed to match the increase in the consumer price index. A 15-percent increase in that figure would bring the average beginning salary in Iowa to $8,981, he said. Galvin said teachers were able to receive the 9 7-percent increase last year only because schools received $25 million from the state’s budget surplus Without the surplus, the increases would have been in the range of the previous two years, he said The Des Moines teacher said he could not estimate how much would be needed to cover an 18-percent salary increase, but said the ISEA would offer a concrete budget proposal in less than three weeks. Gas Tax Sparks Dissent State Officials to Review New Alcoholism Program By Randy Minkoff DES MOINES (UPI) - Controversial alcoholism treatment therapy will be viewed by state officials in the next two weeks for possible use to help cure problem drinkers in Iowa. State Health Commissioner Norman Pawlewski said Monday he and two other members of the Iowa commission on alcoholism will travel to Seattle. Wash., to view the Schick-Shadi hospital’s “aversion” treatment of alcoholics Pawlewski explained that the therapy, which also is operational in California and Texas, relies primarily on the use of Sodium Pentothal and psychiatric counseling to stop the desire to drink. He said the therapy causes the patient to become nauseous at the sight of alcohol and the success rate is high — about WI percent. Traditiaaal At present, Iowa relies on the more traditional treatment recommended by Alcoholics Anonymous of primarily counseling and “support” techniques “The aversion treatment used in Washington is controversial but it has worked much better than other programs, which usually result in only one in IO being cured.” said Pawlewski. who will be joined by Dr. William McCabe and Sutherland Conk. a recovered alcoholic from Cedar Rapids, on the trip. Diker Stales Pawlewski said the reason other states have not adopted the aversion treatment plan primarily is because of claims that the therapy only works with “highly motivated” individuals and “high achievers.” Pawlewski said after they visit the Washington facility, the official may recommend that a pilot program based on the aversion treatment bt* used in Iowa. He said several alcoholic patients in the state could participate in the pilot program. The health commissioner defended the program as being “relatively safe." saying the use of Sodium Pentothal. also nnown as “truth drug." is safer than several drugs currently used in alcoholism treatment. “We still are using counseling as a means of solving the problem,” Pawlewski said. “We’re interested in doing anything possible to help cure this disease which is a major one in this country." Pawlewski said William Frawley, who has contributed heavily to the Schick-Shadi program, is scheduled to meet with Iowa officials about the method after the Washington trip Dubuque TV Station Closes; Repossession to Proceed DUBUQUE (UPI) - Financially troubled KDUB-TV signed off the air for what was probably the last time Monday night In a mid-evening broadcast statement, News Director Jim Esmoil said the station would not be signing back en unless “substantial and dramatic changes take place ” Esmoil cited a lack of local advertising dollars as well as “community commitment” in failing to keep the station on the air. Earlier Monday, a $400.WW bond was posted in Dubuque county district court here by attorneys for Radio Corpora tion of America, which allows the sheriff to proceed with repossession of the station's equipment. RUA has alleged the station did not fulfill terms of a contract in paying for the equipment and RUA attorney here Jim Reynolds said arrangements were made for removal of the equipment Tuesday ll YEARS AGO - Barry (Coldwater said the U S position in Asia had virtually collapsed because of a sleepwalker peace maintained by President Johnson. “PDQr FOOD STORES SUPER SPECIALS • Pock 16 os. COKE Chunk or Sliced SUB BACON Moat Dapartmant Open THI 7:00 Freni Gazette leased Wires DES MOINES- State and federal officials and representatives of the Iowa Gasoline Dealers' Assn have voiced their opposition to proposals by Ford administration advisors to increase federal gasoline taxes by IO cents or more a gallon. “I'm not sun* that is a very satisfactory approach” to discouraging gasoline consumption, Gov. Robert Ray said Monday. "When you add that kind of tax, the first hurt are low-income people who often have to drive as much as those who can afford it.” he commented. Colossal Ripoff Rep Williai.* Scherle (R-lowa) said he contacted the. White House to express his “absolute opposition to any hair-brained idea of raising the federal gasoline tax.” He called the proposal a “colossal ripoff", saying if the administration were really se rious about curbing inflation it could start by firing the planners who came up with the tax idea. A tax increase was also opposed by Dr Henry R Linden, a member of the White House Energy Research and Advisory council. Linden, who was to appear in Des Moines at two management conferences sponsored by Iowa utility firms, said he opposed the plan because “we have no indication what it will do to the economy.” Station Owners And Bill Zentner, director of Iowa Gasoline Dealers’ Assn., said service station owners were opposed to any increase in gasoline tax because of the overall impact the tax would lune on the nation’s economy. "A tax increase would put many service station owners and their employes out of jobs,” Zentner said. citing figure that show the retail gasoline business is already off about 15 percent this year, primarily because of shorter vacation trips and reduced driving. Ile called the up to $2 billion increase in income the federal government would receive by the proposed taxation “inflation in its worst form." Stanley Comments Republican US senate candidate Dave Stanley also spoke out against the proposed tax increase, saying congress should cut waste rather than raise taxes. “A gasoline tax increase would be unfair to Iowa workers and farmers,” Stanley told a gathering in Denison “The heaviest burden would fall on low-income and mid-dle-ineome people in states like Iowa, where we don't have enough public transportation and many people have to drive long distances to work.” UFI Telephoto MIU Lecture Students attend a lecture on the first day of classes Monday at Marhar-ishi International university (MIU) in Fairfield. The university, which bases its curriculum on transcendental meditation, recently moved to the campus of the defunct Parsons college. More than 400 of the originally expected 650 students were on hand for the first day at MIU. Parties Reap $120,000 from Checkoff Criminal Funds Withdrawn DES MOINES (UPI) -Federal officials have announced that funds for Drake university’s metropolitan criminal justice center and seven similar centers around the country will be withdrawn. The justice department said Monday all eight projects fell short of expectations and federal money will stop by next July. The l,aw Enforcement Assistant Administration of the justice department funded the program which began with great fanfare three years ago in an effort to reform Des Moines crimefighting techniques The center, which was started in 1971 when Des Moines and seven other communities were designated “Pilot Cit- Opposing Views Aired On Rehabilitation Program DES MOINES (AP)— Whether rehabilitation programs that free prison inmates are a blessing or a curse on the people of Iowa leaped into public view Monday as opposing forces appealed to Gov. Robert Ray. The head of the Iowa Committee To Support Your Local Police called Monday for an end to furloughs, and the mother of a man accused of killing while under work release urged that the program continue. It will be up to Ray to decide. Committee    Chairman Darrell Kearney and Darlene Foster spoke with Wythe Willey, an aide to Ray, and advanced their own views Accused Mrs Foster is the mother of Daniel Snethen. 24, who is accused of slaying Timothy Hawbaker. 24. rural Dallas Center. Snethen allegedly killed Hawbaker while being at liberty on a Minnesota charge of transporting a stolen auto. He was sent to Des Moines for lowa s work release program and had been assigned to a halfwayhouse here The department of social services determines when a man can tx* freed for furlough or other program cd controlled freedom, Kearney said. And that amounts to a “blank check” to take anyone out of prison at any time. Suspend Program Kearney wants the governor to tell th** department to suspend the furlough program until the Iowa legislature can reexamine it. Ray said earlier that he was not sure that suspension of the program is warranted He said Iowa must make the* effort to rehabilitate wrongdoers. In a separate interview. Iowa Deputy Public Safety Commissioner Robert Holetz declared that rehabilitation efforts prior to work release and furloughs “had been a disaster ” He said Iowa can “look with pride” on its work-release system. Isolated ( ase “I would choose to believe that the problem is isolated casc*s," Holetz said. “rather than the policy being too broad ” Kearney told Ray’s aide that even a success rate of 70 to HO percent in programs that free prisoners cannot be balanced against the loss of one innocent life. ies,” has fallen into disfavor lately, officials said. Commenting on the withdrawal of funds. Mayor Richard Olson said he had no regrets because the center was a “complete disaster." “We had it and we blew it. We just haven’t accomplished much.” Olson said. A study by the lawyers committee for civil rights under law, a national civil rights group, conducted in 1972 into LEAA and the pilot cities program made this assessment: “Despite the initial enthusiasm of both LEAA and the selected cities, the program has suffered, from both a sense of indirection and a lack of commitment from LEAA ” 3$ YEARS AGO - Moscow revealed that the Red army had invaded Yugoslavia. DES MOINES (UPI) - The Democratic and Republican parties in Iowa have received more than $120,000 through the new state income tax checkoff system. Common Cause reported Monday. The Common Cause report indicates that the Democratic party has received $74,423 from the $1 checkoff system, while the Republican party has received considerably less - $48,281. Republican Chairman John McDonald blamed Watergate as the major reason for the difference, the report said. Spending Differences The Common Cause report also shows a difference in how the parties have spent the checkoff funds. The COP has given 98 percent of its checkoff money directly to the candidates, while the Democrats have given only 35 2 percent of their checkoff money to Democrats. State Democratic Chairman Tom Whitney said most of the checkoff funds for his party have been spent on “candidate services." He said the services include printing of brochures promoting the Democratic ticket, legislative workshops on campaign strat egy and various party operation costs. Each of the six Democratic congressional candidates has received SI .(MN) from the checkoff. Common Cause said, while senate candidate John Culver and gubernatorial contender .lames Schaben each have received $7,000 Promotes Economy Senate candidate Dave Stanley has received the largest share of Republican checkoff funds — $18,354. Gov. Robert I). Ray and Ll. Gov. Arthur Neu each have been given $5,(NM) and the six GGP congressional candidates have received $3,000 each Whitney said the Democratic emphasis on “candidate services” promotes efficiency and economy. He said the party is providing services that candidates otherwise would have had to pay on their own. "I’d say the income tax checkoff has enabled the party to do some things it couldn't otherwise do,” he said. McDonald said that because the $1 checkoff comes directly from Iowans, Republican officials decided to give the money directly to candidates “where it would Im* of the most benefit.” Teacher Exams Given Nov. 9 In Dubuque DUBUQUE—The National Teacher Examinations will be administered Nov. 9 at the University of Dubuque, which has been designated as a test center. Many college seniors preparing to teach and teachers applying for certification, licensure, or those seeking positions in school systems which encourage or require the NTE will be laking the tests. The examinations assess cognitive knowledge and un derstanding in professional education, general education and subject-field specialization Bulletins of information describing registration procedures and containing registration forms as well as sample questions may be obtained from the education office, Steffens hall, or directly from the National Teacher Examinations. Educational Testing Service, Box 911, Princeton, NY. 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