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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 6.7% Pay Hike Plus $350 Granted By Judy Daubenmier Kirkwood Community college employes were granted salary increases of $350 plus 0 7 percent of their current salaries by the college’s board of directors Thursday night. Salary increases will range from 8.1 percent, or $2,025, for thosr» earning $25,000, to 13.7 percent, or $085, for those earning $5,000. Divide Equally The board's action came after Scott Nicol, president of the Kirkwood Faculty Assn., rescinded on behalf of the faculty a proposal for across-the-board increases. Summer Class Signups On At Kirkwood Kirkwood Community college will continue to accept registrations during the week of June IO for summer community education classes in Cedar Rapids and Marion. The summer session opened June IO. Persons wishing information about class offerings and schedules should contact the community education office at 396-5546. Kirkwood officials said openings remain in many classes. Included is a class in canoeing scheduled for Tuesday evenings at Kennedy high school. Class members will plan two river trips. Kennedy High Band Travels to Virginia The 71 members of the Kennedy high school band will leave by bus Saturday to compete in the annual music festival at Virginia Beach, Va. Only 22 bands from throughout the nation have been invited to participate in the festival. The Kennedy band, which is directed by Frank Kluesner, is the only group from west of the Mississippi to be included. The band, which received division one ratings in state competitions this year, has prepared concert and marching selections on which they will be judged at the festival. They will also take part in a sight-reading evaluation and military inspection. The eight-day trip has been financed by student fund-raising projects conducted- throughout the year. The group will make stops in Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Va., and Gettysburg, Pa. Apprentices OMAHA (UPI) — Five students from three Midwest land grant universities, including Iowa, have been selected by the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Omaha in its summer apprentice program. The students will w'ork as apprentices for production credit associations. They will receive college credit along with gaining valuable work experience and a summer income. They include Richard Koester, Gladbrook. 30 YEARS AGO — Heavy fighting was reported raging at Montebourg and Troarn at opposite ends of the IOO mile front in Normandy. '(thf (ftrittr Un pub ( siobiishpfl in 1113 by The Colette Co. ana published dolly and Sunday a* 500 Third ave. SE. Cedar Rapids. Iowa S?40e*. Second class postage paid at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rotes bv carrier 9$ cents a week By mall: Night Edition and Sunday « Issues S3 75 a month, S39 OO a year: At ternoon Editions and Sunday I issues S3 15 a month, S40.00 a year. Other states and U S. territories SAO OO a year. No Mail Subscriptions accepted In areas having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled elusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed In this news paper as well as oil AP news dispatches. Advertisement .:>? ' .mm Official All-Iowa Fair Program The “Official All-Iowa Fair Program” will be distributed Sunday, June 23, with the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Sunday before the Fair Opens. The All Iowa Fair is scheduled June 28 through July 7. The Program will be distributed with all of the Gazette’s Sunday circulation-over Kl,(KHI families in Eastern Iowa'*... PLUS over 25,000 extra copies will be distributed FREE at the gate to visitors ofihe All-Iowa Fair. .‘This, “Official Program” will carry a daily schedule of alt fair events, interesting pictures, stories and informative advertising. At the board’s last meeting, Nicol recommended that the staff study the possibility of dividing the funds for salary increases equally among all employes. If the $357,(MX) said to be available for salaries were divided equally among the 337 employes, each would have received about $1,060. Nicol said after the board meeting members of the faculty asked for a special meeting to reconsider the proposal and voted to rescind it. Didn’t Undei stand The faculty voted to support a formula combining across- the-board payments with percentage increases. Kathryn McKay, presidentelect of the KEA, said when the association members voted for across-the-board raises, many members did not understand they were including other persons outside their organization in the proposal. A petition signed by 70 Kirkwood employes stated that membership in the KEA is denied to administrative, clerical, and maintenance employes. It “should not, therefore, effectively negotiate with the board of directors on issues of salary and-or working conditions which will affect others than those entitled to membership in their association,” the petition said. Reasonable The administration’s salary proposal, the petition said, “while less than might be hoped for in the light of small salary increases the last three years and inflationary pressures,” is a reasonable compromise. Board members said they had been under the assumption that the KEA represented' all categories of employes, not just faculty. Kirkwood Sets Wastewater Training Plant Construction A $250,000 federal grant for construction of a wastewater operator training plant was officially accepted by the Kirkwood Community college board of directors Thursday night. The grant will pay for a 10,000-gallon pilot plants which will provide training in various wastewater and water treatment methods. It is to be constructed on the Kirkwood campus with completion set for Jan. I. Question Amount Directors questioned whether the $250,000, the maximum allowed the Environmental Protection Agency for construction of such plants, would be adequate to construct the facility. Mike Crawford, director of development for Kirkwood, said the amount should cover the cost since the budget was not finalized until February, and inflation was taken into account. Mileage The board set June 17 at 4 p.m. as the date for hearing presentations from two engineering firms interested in preparing specifications for the project. In other business, the board approved on second reading a policy allowing payment of 15 cents per mile for use of private cars on college business. It also reviewed, and let stand, an existing policy allowing payroll deductions tor credit union, Kirkwood Foundation, association dues, and other organizations. The board also endorsed a dues schedule for 1974-75 proposed by the Iowa Council of Area School Boards, requiring Kirkwood to pay $6,300 in dues. The amount was reduced from $10,470 proposed by the council earlier. Dissatisfaction Board members have expressed dissatisfaction with the lobbying services received from the ICASB during the last session of the legislature. The board also designated Wayne Newton as an alternate representative from the board eligible to vote at ICASB meetings when board President B. A. Jensen cannot. In financial matters, the board authorized payment of $120,097.10 in regular bills, and $86,170.72 in interim bills. It authorized payment in the following amounts for work on Iowa hall: $31,950 to Universal Climate Control; $105,474.60 to Rinderknecht A s s o c i a t es. Inc.; $49,437.90 to Modern Piping; $16,483.20 to Acme Electric and $3,683 87 to Brown, Healey, and Bock. Behind Schedule The board approved a $412.50 change order in the Modern Piping contract for sprinkler heads for Iowa hall. Staff members said construction of Iowa hall, the community center for the college, is about one week behind due to inclement weather. The building is about half finished. Staff members set June 27 as the date for reviewing progress of the $2 million four-story structure. Bad Checks The board also authorized writing off $846.78 in uncollectable checks, and payment of $1,274.57 to the Central Adjustment Bureau as commission for the collection of $3,823.93 in bad debts. The amounts represented all the bad checks received by the college since it opened eight years ago.. Mrs. McKay told the board the KEA did stand by its earlier .statement, that the college should match the 7.5 percent increase granted to employes by the state legislature. Little Higher Director Wayne Newton said he felt the $350 base for the salary increases should have been a little higher to help those on the lower end of the salary schedule. Combining the percentage and across-the-board increases represented the “best of two worlds,” he said. The directors recommended to the staff that next year salary increases for employes be presented broken down according to employment categories. Some 337 administrators, instructors, counselors, clerical and custodial employes of the college will be affected by the raises, which are retroactive to the anniversary date of the 1974 contract. Kirkwood Airs Staff Parking Ticket Problem A crackdown on Kirkwood Community college staff members who don’t pay their parking tickets is being contemplated by the college administration, the board of directors learned Thursday night. A letter from Bill Soper, president of the Student Congress, to the board noted that only nine of the 90-some tickets issued to faculty members have been paid for. Such a situation is not fair, Soper said, since students’ diplomas can be withheld from them if their fines are not paid. Supt. Selby Ballantyne said the administration had been studying the problem for about two months, even considering such procedures as garnishment of wages to ensure payment. Staff members were directed to continue working on the problem. Killian^ introduces ny contour Now, for the first time there’s a panty hose that is shaped like you are! 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