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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                2A The Cedar Rapids (Vazollr: Sun., Oct. 27. IftJt End" Jobs for Police? Ity Mlkf Dcuprai Whcl her Ihcir salaries rank 17ih id- not, Cedar Kapids pol- ice officers other city he freed from "dead end" jobs in the future. City councilmen are cau- tious in discussing future revi- sions to pay scales, a caution dm1 al least in part to the fact they will soon he involved with collective bargaining for I IIP first time. Nevertheless, it's apparent councilmen are aware of the "dead end" problem and have assigned a high priority to changing it. "It's terribly difficult fur anyone In be 'locked in' lo a joh without chance of advance- Cedar Rapids Mayor Don Canney said. "I left city employment one time for that reason. 1 know the feeling." Thu lockpd-in, dead end complaint exists in nearly ev- ery pity dppartmpnt. although as in mosl cases, complaints by police have captured most of the publicity because Ihe police are the mosl vocal in Iheir criticism. WHAT'S THE problem'.' In the police example, il in- volves patrolmen, the lowest rank on the force. After three years, a patrolman is making as much as he will ever make until he is promoled to ser- geant or detective. A 25-year- old with three years on Ihe force could spend years doing his job well and, except for cost-of-liviiiK raises and longevity pay, npver get a pay increase. Additionally. promotions depend not only on ability but on vacancies. If no one retires or quits, no one gets promot- ed. Mike Deupree ftight now. the most a patrolman can make is StSIii per month, not counting lon- gevity pay or the value uf fringe benefits. That figure forms HIP basis (or the claim that Cedar Hapids police rank 15lh, or 17th. or whatever the most current figure is. That figure changes almost monthly, but as of Friday. Cedar Rapid.s police ranked 12th among the slate's 21) larg- est cities (Ilith among all cit- iesiwhen considering the top end of the patrolman's pay range, exclusive of fringe ben- efits and longpvlty pay. The ranking is higher in all other grades. Other city departments can make similar claims but the police and fire departments are a little worse off, in rela- tion tit other cities, because the past twit or three years have seen several cities make a special effort to raise public safety employe salaries more than those of other workers. e IT'S DOUBTFUL such a course will be taken in Cedar Rapids. Couneilmen are ada- mant about treating all de- partments equally, raising all salaries at the same time. Safely Commissioner James Steinbeck thinks a large share "f the blame for those dead end jobs, at least in the police anil fire departments, should be assigned to Ihc civil service system. Richard E. Sche.rling, Twenty-seventh street drive SE. Friday was elected chair- man of the Coe board of trustees for a three-year term. Schcrling, chairman of the board of Killian's department store, will succeed James E. (Inqutllelte. a 1943 Coe gradu- ate who has been a board lllein'uiT since. ifKii. Comill- lelto is president of Merchants National bank, and has fin- ished a three-year term as Coe board chairman. Srhcrling has served on the Coe board since 19H5. He is a graduate of the Universily of Michigan: past president of the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce; past chairman of the Linn county chapter. American Red Cross; pasl director of the YMCA; past virp-prcsident and director, Greater Downtown Assn.; past president. Cedar Rapids Ro- tary club, and past director ;ind chairman of the mer- chandising division of the Na- tional Retail Merchant's Assn. Currently. Schcrling is a trustee of St. Luke's hospital in Cedar Rapids, on (he advi- t omniisbion of "Stores" magazine, and a vice-presi- dent of Frederick Atkins. Inc., in New York City. Allernonn Services I-1CHST. Enyland (AP) A nun h in the town of Hurst decided to hold its evening in the afternoon this 1 n e fuel. The decision was made afler the i hunt, learned its oil bill will up lo SI.2IIII this winter from Richard E. Scherling Course To Aid Eradication of Racism Planned A t'nursc on racism and d.M'rmination .vill be offered by the school (if social work uf llie I'nhersilv of he.mri- Nov. I-I in Cedar Hiipids. Tin1 course is primarily de- signed lor members of the helpiim profession uho are inleresled in learning more ahmn ihe various methods in I'ostchiiK eradicat- racism ;md discrimina- tion. Tile scvcn-vu-ek eourse earn scniesicr hours rred- il. Classes will lie held ;il lite social work traimnj; renter. ItU'i Second nvenue from li to II p.m. mi Thursday even- Tniliiui 1'ur the eourse he Stilt plus books ;Jiid m.ileri- als. Students will re.mster a! ihe hrsi class meciiiu.: H. inslriictoi's he Lowe and Diane Whiles, facul- ty members of ihe school oi social I'ersons wishing innri' information may eoniaet Walk-a-Thon Nov. 3 Between and fillll Cue college students will participate in a Walk-a-Tlion tn raise money for multiple sclerosis vic- tim. Harry Cummings. a former Coe student, next Sunday. Nov. .1. Members uf all Coe social sororities and fraternities. I IIP cross country teamand a number of other students are ex- pected to make the 211-mile hike, which will start and finish on the campus, Cummings. Walerville. was a member of Hie football learn. Phi Kappa Tan fraternity, and the Lettermen's club while al Coe. lie was first last April just a month before his scheduled graduation. He is now hospitalized in LaCrosse. The funds raised will go direclly to Harry and Ins family in h.'lp defray other fund-raising pro- jects over Cop's Homecoming weekend went to Ihe multiple' sclerosis organization. The Coe students are seeking sponsors for (heir walk. Any individual or organization willing to pay on a per-mile basis are urged to call Bill Judge. Mike Judge or Tom Grosshans al Cue, WM-lMl. pxt. MB or 448, or the Coe news bureau, p.xl. 2SI1. "I think, civil service Is (he biggest enemy the policeman ever had." he said bluntly, although he conceded the value of the system In protect- ing the departments from political inanouvrrlngs. Steinbeck believes major 'revisions are necessary lo permit merit raises and promotions, lie also believes employe salaries will have lo lip raised, especially in the departments under his juris- diction. "I'm going to throw thai burden, on the public." he said when asked where the money will come from. "If (hey want the finest police and fire pro- tection, it's going to cost them more and we'll have lo cut back somewhere else." FINANCE Commissioner Hal Schaefer agrees cutbacks will be necessary eventually if salaries are to be increased while the city slays within the stale-imposed .'Ill-mill taxation limit. Three possible areas of oul- backs come immediately lo mind; Reducing equipment purchases, reducing services and reducing the number of city employes. "We're not into il yet, but I think, in all fairness and hon- esty, we're going to have to start with manpower." said Schaefer. The latest raise given city employes was in January, when supervisory personnel got 4 percent and all other employes got 6.5 percent. Some Iowa cities gave Jan. 1 raises, then boosted salaries again in July after federal re- strictions on wage increases were lifted. Cedar Kapids dill not do that. Schaefer suid, because' the money wasn'l available. The budgel, which covers funding through June, was prepared when the wage restrictions were in effect. II didn't include provisions for a mid-year wage increase. That doesn'l mean salaries won't change until next .lime, how- ever. tt 9 right now at the halfway point (of the budget) and we're studying the situa- tion lo see what we can do for itlie employes between Jim. I and June ,'HI." Schacfer said. But let's gel back to those dead end jobs. How is the council going lo handle that problem? It depends in large part on the results of a survey now being conducted which is supposed lo assign a rclalive value lo each job in the city. Personnel Director Fred Nordengren hopes one resull of the survey will be a change to a single pay scale system for all city employes. Under such a system, each job would be assigned a ral- ing. or grade. Employes of the same grade would receive the same salary, whether they were police officers, sewer maintenance workers or parks department secretaries. A switch lo a system like that would offer an ideal chance lo create extra grades, or steps, within the differenl job levels and brini; an end lo the dead ends. Previously reported............................... From Osceola Lodge No. IS Benevolent Assn................................ From the Co. employees canteen fund In memory of Anna Melsa from Ahart In memory of Ernest Kaplan from Mr. and Mrs. Murel In memory of Erina Pldgeon from Velina and Howard Miller In loving memory of (irandma Anna Wencil's birthday from grandson Steve Dobry In memory.of Margaret Kutchera from Dorothy and Gene In memory of Mrs. Robert Kutchera from Jim and Lucy In memory of Erma I'idgeon from Ann Mrstlk In memory of our loved ones and of "Dick" on his birthday, Oct. 27. from Ihe Voungton family.......................... In memory of Anastasie Slrnad from Lumir and Lillian Kriz Total 1974 Budgel Yet to be raised Oil Spills Are Fingerprinted ......3110.110 .......109.03 .........10.00 ..........6.00 ..........3.00 5.00 .S11.M8.80 Calif. (AP) Michael Anbar. head of Hie Stanford university's Mass Spectrometer Research cen- ter, claims to have come up with a method of connecting oil spills with Ihe ships from which they probably came. A sort of "oil fingerprint- ing.'.' the key to Ihe method is a machine called a field ion- ization mass spectrometer which can provide precise mo- lecular weight profiles of oil spills, showing exact propor- tions in the goo. "Just as no two fingerprints are exaclly alike, no two oil samples are alike." Anbar said. Ferris Wheel Buff Honolulu disc jockey Pogo Pogo rode a ferris wheel for more than 17 davs in lilfifi. Menominee Indians Had Acres Menominee Indians once acres in a treaty between the controlled some tribe and the I.'.S. in 1854. Tn- acres of Wisconsin. National day. the Menominees' reserva- (k'ographic says. Their hold- tini'i covers some ings were reduced lo acres. Executives To Hear Dr. Peale Internationally known reli- gions leader and aulhnr Dr. Norman Vincent I'eale will speak al (he Thursday meeting of the P'.xeciitivcs club al Ihc Hoosevell. Ills topic will be. "Why Pus- ilive Thinkers del Positive The author of III books. IVale's "The Power of Positive Thinking" has been translated into languages and has sold more than three million copies. His television program is shown weekly on iill stations and reailies an estimaled -III million homes. Dr. Peale and his wife arc also publishers of the mon- thly magazine which has a circiilalion of Norman Vincent Peale Dolls Honored The Japanese honor fine hand-carved dolls, or ningyo. as festival figures. Families pass on ceremonial dolls from one generation to another, slore them in treasure chests and display them only once a year al the IJirls' Festival in March I rhis Week Only! Beautiful Bronze and gold" In An Outstanding Centerpiece Arrangement! free Delivery Free Delivery I BANKANERIURO I Mon. thru Sat. S-.V AMERICAN Today at p.m. Preview opens at Free Authentic and Zuni Jewelry and A large selection of beautifully framed original oils, enamels, etchings, Persian oils, limited edition lithographs. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ADMISSION FREE 3221 Lindsay Lane S.E. CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA looking as dashing and debonair'as ever in his vested suit. A dressy look that's handsomely comfortable. It's a bold plaid that sets a lively pace this fall. LINOALE PLAZA CEDAR RAPIDS SHOP SUNDAY NOON to 5 P.M. Free to new account of or more. An origin.il s( ulpturr by one of Iowa s moM innovtilivr young artists t an be lor opening 
                            

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