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   State Center Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 25, 1971, State Center, Iowa                                does your child have black and blue marks about one of his or her arms Wed venture to guess that chances are they were caused by the new toy sensation to hit the market Clackers are harmless enough when you Just let the two plastic balls suspended on Strings hit one Its when you try some of the more sophisticated tricks with that you get If you want a first rate dem onstration of the go down to Hillemans and ask Alan to show you how The conversion to computer customer billing by Gener al Telephone Company has meant a great deal of prepara tion on the part of the two gals at the office in State Both Mildred Sohuler and Barb Bodie have been going to Nevada for sessions on how to prepare the information for the computer which will be issed from Port And from talking with its not an easy change to when one has been used to do ing something so completely Next month will bring the first computer bills to the West Marshall The office here handles the billing for several other towns and we have learn ed that Baxter is to be the first to receive the computer out of the State Center now if theres any trouble with the phone you can blame it on the com puter Athu n d e r and lightning storm and snowy blizzard simultaneously hit the West Marshall area early Monday The fireworks awarkened us and we arose from bed to peer out the The air was so full of blowing we could hardly see across the Next came the announcement of school being called With a winter as severe as we are having this we will have an extra nice spring Theres a story making the rounds in Melbourne to the effect that a local man swallowed his gold How we cant vouch for the truth of this tale Continued on Page 2 Annual Event At Home Oil f r j e 7 T r win show This Weekend The Central Iowa Jaycees are sponsoring a Gun Show on Sat urday and 2728 at the Junior High School Gym in State with the pub lic invited to The displays of and antiques will be open from 8 to 9 on Saturday and from 9 to 5 on An admission of 50c will be Ten awards will be made as follows Best Collection Colt Best Collec tion Winchester Best Collection Remington Best Collection Marlin Best Antique Best Coin Best Cartridge Col lection and Judges Choice for Best Show Daryl Schop indicated that 23 tables have already been reserved by individuals from throughout Iowa and also from He said there would possibly be a total of 60 tables HOME FROM HOSPITAL Mary State re turned home Wednesday morn ing from Community Hospital Rote Capital of Iowa State ENTERPRISE Archives Grand 60318 Volume 99 Serving the West Marshall Area FEBRUARY 1971 State Iowa 50247 Number 48 Fred Sprau Is Promoted Fred State has been named as Technical Sales Engineer for Farm Ser of Des ef fective He will special ize in farm automation equip iSprau will work a sixcounty including Jas per and No replacement has yet been named for who has been manager of the State Center branch the past four and Sprau and fam ily will continue to live in the rural State Center area for the Group Report on Employees Promoted To Full Professor Of Business Administration Paul Eggera A former resident of State Paul Eggers has been promoted to the rank of full professor of business ad ministration as the result of ac tion by the Augustana College Board of Sioux who teaches account economics and business management has been a member of the colleges fa culty since Egigers holds a degree from Simpson an degree from the Uni versity of South Dakota and has c o m p leted considerable work toward a degree at the University of Southern Cal IN RECENT yean Eg gers has updated his know ledge in his subject areas by at tending summer seminars at the home office of the Metro politan Ufe Insurance in New at the University of Virginia sponsored by the Gen eral Electric and a forum at the New York University Graduate School of Business sponsored by the Wall Street financial In 1967 he spent the sum mer working under a fellow ship in the home office of the Northern States Power in Minneapolis and the following summer under a similar ar rangement with the Northwest ern National Bank of Sioux and Egigers have two John a 1968 hon or graduate of and Cheryl who will be graduated with the 1971 class at the Sioux Falls The Wage Committee of the State Center Town Council chairmaned by councilman Nol submitted a report at the councils regular monthly meet ing 17 recom mending no pay or benefit in creases to town employees at this The committee had been ap pointed by the mayor at the last regular council The committee which was read and placed in the of ficial stated six opinionE of the committee and concluded with two in the six opinions were lack of cooperation between de lack of cooperation within lack of em ployees showing responsibility for town vehicles and lack of production for hours both regular and employees failing to realize the number of com plaints the council receives for private use of long coffee breaks It was rec ommended there be no in pay or benefits at this The two recommendations made at the end of the report were We thiink the council should establish a policy that prior to any increase in salary or a recommendation favoring such action should ibe given by the head of the de partment and the chairman of the committee council related to the We think the employees should cor rect the situation by showing an initiative of productivity and more sense of responsibil especially heads of depart Until this is shown we feel there should hot be an in crease of any Mayor Suggests Merit Pay Following the committee re Mayor Goodman noted that he felt some employ ees were doing a good job and this would penalize He suggestefl that possibly some type of merit pay system could be using the pro cedure in recommendation Goodman thanked the com mittee for the report and asked them to investigate the merit pay Upcoming Projects The question of curb and gutter work again occupied a considerable amount of time during the The council concluded that they would ceed with both voluntary and special assessment construction this The engineering and work necessary to extend sewer and water service to the nursing home to be constructed this summer west of the Town Park and the housing area to be op Continued on Page 2 Boss of the Year Helen MaHoy Helen former State Center and director of mental health services at Broad lawns Polk County Hospital in Des has been named Boss of tiie Year by the Ameri can Businesswomens Associa tion in Des She was honored during the groups recent banquet at Eddie Websters Restaurant in West Des Starts Today Board Makes Another Teacher Wage Offer The annual Firestone Farmer Days have been scheduled at Home Oil State Friday and 26 and Main feature of this years event will again be a hog weight guessing The person who guesses nearest the weight of the Five hog which will be on will win Everyone is invited to enter and no pur chase or obligation is Coffee and dohuts will be served and free gifts will be Home Oil will also feature many special tire along with other special mer The West Marshall Commun ity School meeting in an unusual afternoon special ses sion spent nearly two and a half hours before finally setting another salary proposal for the The board heard a statement from the teachers salary com mittee stating that the teachers had neither accepted or rejected the boards earlier salary The statement continued that the teachers did not think the offer proposed by the Boards Salary Committee was a bona fide offer of the entire board and that the answer returned to the board was only to point out the weakness in the board committees members generally felt that the answer to the boards first proposal was a Continuing to discuss the salary the board voted to offer a new salary schedule calling for a base salary of This years base is The schedule calls for the same educational steps as now offered under the present con but did change some of the experience Under the present all yearly increases for exper ience are three Under the new offer by the in creases would be three percent the first three four per cent for the next three years and three percent for the re maining increments to the max imum of the present salary The increase of the instru ctional cost to the school would be nearly six The board requested a meet imgi with the Teachers Salary Committee immediately follow ing their but the teachers notified the board they would be unable to get their committee No date was set for the next meeting between the two In other the board okayed the extension of school two days this spring May 26 and 27 to make up snow days established school operati o n schedule in the event the girls basketball team makes the state tournament established distribution of Girls State Tournament tickets and re scheduled their regular month ly meeting for 10 at j   

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