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Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Appleton, Wisconsin V August 1976 sunday Crescent Appleton Neenah Menasha Ali a-10 inside the capital jul sabbatical program i is off to slow Start by John Wyngaard poll Itah writer Madison i he first sabbatical leave program for faculty members of the University of Wisconsin system is off to a slow Start the legislature in the last state r budget authorized the idea of granting faculty members leave at intervals of i seven years for such intellectual Pur suits As May attract them but it did i riot provide Money As the faculty lobby had asked instead the University will be required to use funds ostensibly com netted elsewhere which Means that the Effort will be modest present plans i. Call for the release for such leave of Only one and one half per cent of the a c Adamic staff yearly which would mean that the average teacher could not Rea g so ably expect to win such respite the association of University faculties has informed its members that it Hill push again in the next legislature for leave privileges with a special a pronation according to the rules As applied in other University communities gov Lucey had reservations about a the plan As he demonstrated by a Par tial veto of the original Bill he insisted that such leaves be used expressly for j studies that would Lead to better t teaching Royal a. Laylor widely known As the chief lobbyist in the legislature for Many years for the state fire fighters Union will perform the same service for the state department of Industry labor and human relations. State Capitol political etiquette on bureaucratic lobbying. Taylor will be identified As the legislative Liaison officer for the big state Agency. Taylor s new task is noteworthy for another reason he was employed in the state civil service without Benefit of an examination of his qualifications in r Competition with other Job applicants that is the supposed foundation of the i Merit principle in Public employment the bureaucracy has Long since m vented ways to evade that requirement. A such persons Are hired for a limited without testing and after a be nod of performance Are declared qual i. Ifield by the officials who desire their services. Sen Gerald Kleczka of Milwaukee one of the legislature s most articulate sceptics on the Issue of building a costly new College of veterinary science As a unit of the University of Wisconsin has carried on a Luell quarrel with the manager lobbyist of the Wisconsin veterinary medical association has made Public a recent sex j change of correspondence including own missive in which William j 0 Rourke of the association is accused of sending him a letter that was rude sided and filled with half truths gov. Lucey bought some time on the Issue of a state veterinary College but he has no Assurance that he can again Side track he question in the new legislature that will Convene in january. Most legislators search for issues with which to impress their Farmer constituents. Most legislators have some Farmers in their districts thanks to the planning of Rupert Theo Bald of the legislative reference Library who was the chief technical advisor on the last reapportionment act. George Innes the executive Secre tary of the state Republican party is a faithful servant of that organization and an advocate of its cause As a Candi Date for the state Senate in Dane county this year against Veteran incumbent state senator Carl Thompson of Stout Htom Dean of the upper Legisla live House democrats but Innes has not yet persuaded All of his close relatives of the Virtues of the Republican cause his father is run Ning for the legislature in Ashland county in far Northern Wisconsin on the democratic ticket when this state issued its first unemployment compensation Check forty years ago this week state treasurer sol wrote it in the amount of that was the top weekly pay ment then. Currently the top weekly Benefit is Young Paul Raushenbush who was one of the authors of the pioneering act and for Many years administered the compensation program saved that first draft on the unemployment compensation fund and last week donated it to the archives of the state historical society. Raushenbush in 1936 offered the first beneficiary under the new program for the Check and the beneficiary gladly accepted. I own officials of the state were Dis to Coly Cool to the proposal adopted by the legislature earlier this year to re quire proof of competence through for Mal examinations Given b the state department of taxation to persons de siring employment As assessors assessment technicians and property appraisers but now the Wisconsin towns association reports with satisfaction the re sults of the testing fifty seven per cent of the Candi dates writing examinations in classifications won passing grades we think this is an excellent rec comments the House Organ of the association Harold Wilde the Young state insurance commissioner warns the insurance sales Trade in a current letter that the department under new legislative authority is tightening the rules on the licensing of agents. He says enforcement will be More diligent and that forfeitures and penal ties will be increased. But he says the program can succeed Only if the professional insurance agents collaborate in prosecution of violations. Mrs Shirley Abrahamson the first woman member of the state supreme court May also win a footnote in the history of the tribunal for her youth at 42 she is the youngest member of the state appeals Bench in Many years if she runs for re election in three years and is successful As most incumbent judges have been in this state she May be Able to set a modern record for tenure on the Bench under present Law comparatively recent retirement is required at age 70 in earlier times before pension entitlement judges tended to serve As Long As they were physically fit and some of them achieved longer tenure when this reporter spent Summers on a farm As a Young boy the Price of milk had plummeted to a Low of just under one Dollar a Hundred. Today the Outlook is for prices Well above later in the fall according to calculations of state department of agriculture economists. The Wisconsin arts Board a state Agency has filed a Grumpy biennial re port with the governor and legislators Wisconsin ranks 49th in per capita state spending in the arts the Agency says it is also aided by the National endowment for the arts pressure for state licensing of additional occupations continues. Legisla tors Are being informed that the wis Consin society for clinical social work has completed the draft of a Bill to re quire a state License As a condition for employment As a clinical social worker. Robert Ringwood chief state Audi tor is the head of the most vigorous auditing program in the history of the state he works directly As an agent of he legislature his reports Are Long and detailed and apparently he knows that most legislators Are not Likely to peruse them courts the act Seymour area youths have each been placed on one year of Supen Ision for their parti in burglar izing mrk construction co route 3 Seymour on May 26 two citizen band radios and antennas were taken in the Bur Garv police said charges were brought after the father of one of the boys found the Viulen equipment hidden in his Hay Mctaw the outs. Who pleaded guilty in out Agamie county juvenile coun were sentenced thursday the Are 14 and 15 years old a Kimberly Bov who caused a disturbance in the Village june 15 was placed on one ear of supervision thursday m out Agamie count juvenile court and was ordered to attend the self awareness seminar police said the Outh was Riding around on his Bike screaming and creating a disturbance he refused to Stop and was apprehended by a police Man who gave Chase on foot police said the youth appeared drunk the Outh told police he was upset because he believed some of his friends were being mis treated by police Jal 1 1 .99 blaster Brown leather a very special Price for famous Buster Brown shoes carefully crafted for Active growing feet and designed for Comfort every step of the Way. Choose from three popular styles and be ready when the school Bell rings sizes 8 1 -3, 3 -6 a Kapow desert Boot m Brown suede with crepe sole. 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