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Citizen-Times (Newspaper) - July 8, 1964, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Conductors and brakeman seek 25% wage hike other benefits Elm beetles still bugging Linn county r general chairmen of the order of railway conductors and brakeman were today authorized to serve notices on the nation s railroads requesting wage increases Elimina Tion of Long standing in equities improved vacations supplemental pen Sions and. Other benefits. Notices Are expected to be served on or about july 15. The new movement was announced at Headquarters Here by George h. Harris presi Dent of the order. The organization is seeking a 25 per cent wage increase. The last general increase negotiated by the Organiza Tion was for 4 per cent and was effective in two Steps on july 1, i960 and March 1, 1961. Harris pointed out that since that time wage in creases have been negotiated in All of the major industries. The Union president also emphasized that there were wage inequities affecting hourly paid employees in miscellaneous Road services runs-6f 100 Miles or less. He declared that this group of employees is Labouring under a. Patent wage Ine Quity in comparison with other Railroad employ to Correct this inequity the organization is asking the carriers to increase rates of pay for conductors on these runs to an hour and to daily brakeman to an hour and to per Day before the application of the 25 per cent general wage increase. Harris said that the 1955 graduated rate of pay agreement corrected Only part of an inequity brought about by longer trains and heavier motive this inequity has i dened., in recent he stressed. Accordingly the organization is1 seeking in creases in the car basis of pay. Under the Union s proposal Basic Road rates of freight conductors would be increased to the following less than 81 cars 40 cents 81 to 105 cars 106 to 125 cars 126 to 145 and 148 to 165 cars forty cents for each additional Block of 20 cars or portion thereof would be added to the Basic rates. The organization is ask ing the carriers to vide the following improvements in the National vacation agree ment two weeks Vaca Tion for employees with. One year service three weeks for employees with 10 years 4 weeks for employees with 15 years and 5 weeks for employees with 20 years., the vacation proposal also includes a feature not incorporated in the current agreement. The Union is seeking a sabbatical leave of 12 weeks for All employees every fifth year commencing with the 10th year of seniority. Harris said that the vacation proposal was in line with the general trend in non Railroad Indus tries in recent years. The supplementary pen Sion plan to be paid for by the carriers would provide the employees with a monthly compensation equating the High est taxable monthly earn Ings of the tax computed by the rail Road retirement Board during his Railroad ser vice. The supplemental pen Harris said have been in effect in major non Railroad industries and for employees on some rail roads for Many insurance prevents total loss w. C. Zeman insurance fire save Auto package policies for Home owners. 19 years of reputable service 82 16th ave. . Pm 5 3643 both native and Small european Elm bar beet Les Are still laying eggs in. Dead and dying Elm Trees in Linn county re ports county Extension director . Herriott. According to Harold Gunefson Extension entomologist at Iowa state University continued egg laying by the Elm bark beetles Means that they Are still feeding in the tender crotches of 1 year old Elm twigs. If the bark not be gun to thicken says Gunderson dutch Elm disease can be transmitted and new cases will be appearing. If the bark has thickened the beetles will continue to feed but cannot reach the water conducting tissues thus the Sticky disease spores will not enter. Symptoms to watch for according to Robert Lambe Extension Plant pathologist include Sud Den wilting of branches or branches scattered throughout the tree that show yellow or dead leaves. Since there Are other Elm diseases that have these same symptoms Lambe suggests positive inde Tifi cation be made by Labora tory culturing. In gathering specimens for culturing Cut an actively wilting Branch at least to 1 Inch in diameter look at the Cut end for a dark Brown ring just under the bark or Brown streaking Lengthwise under the bark. These symptoms Are present Cut three or four pieces 5 to 8 inches Long wrap them in plastic to prevent dry ing and Contact your county Extension director for the address of the nearest Laboratory set up to culture specimens. The culturing process takes 7 to 10 Days says Lambe. Any dead or dying elms whether infected with dutch Elm disease or hot should be removed at once and burned completely otherwise the Elm bark beetles will continue to Lay eggs under the. Bark to produce a summer Brood of new adults this season or a Spring Brood of adults next year. The summer Brood which hath in late August and september Are not important in transmission of dutch Elm disease but beetles emerging in Spring Are As they feed in healthy twigs before they Lay eggs in dead or dying elms says the specialist let us handle All your prob Lens Large and sipaj.1 i intensive advertising at no extra Cost to you elect clients no sightseer through your Home top Dollar for your property new. 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