Delta Democrat Times in Greenville, Mississippi
12 May 1974

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12 May 1974

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Delta Democrat-Times (Newspaper) - May 12, 1974, Greenville, MississippiHighway patrolmen some salaries May be Cut this summer by Andrew Reese or. Jackson Highway patrolmen May have their paychecks reduced this summer because of a salary Bill passed by the 1974 legislature members of a Senate committee warned Friday. Members of the Senate fees and salaries committee headed by sen. Robert Crook of Ruleville said the pay cuts Are inevitable because of the act which places patrolmen under the icelanders receive awards High and Mph school underclassmen received awards last week during Leland Academy s annual honors Assembly. Winning awards were Robin Reed eight Grade engish Reed eighth Grade English and science Richardson Spanish Michelle Tucker seventh Grade English. Zepponi seventh Grade history. Macione Laura Shaifer Michelle Tucker and Dianne Zepponi. Leslie Bell eighth Grade Iii Al in Horrigan ninth Grade science. Macione seventh Grade science. Sella English Iii. Skelton eighth Grade american history. Patton and Marion Horrigan Mississippi history. Patton civics. Johnson and Grade Reed biology. Oracle Reed Home economics i. Kenny Kovarcik senior math. Sherry Ward general math David Holder and Wilma Johnson geometry. Johnson american history and English ii. Holder world history Gregg Patton Marion Horrigan and Ann Fisher English 1. Fisher and Gregg Patton Alfa Ebra i. Ten students also received awards for participation in the Mississippi private schools association math contest they were Charles Cascio Cai a Sella Steve Kazan Gracie Reed Wilma Johnson David Holder Gregg Patton Marion Horrigan Ann Fisher and Pat Mcwhorter Greenville contest is scheduled Greenville s miss hospitality contest will be held May 22 at Buster Brown Community Center according to mrs. Bill Mcright chairman for the event. The contestants will be presented at an informal Tea at the Community Center at 8 p. M. Only the contestants their parents the judges and the miss hospitality committee Are invited to the Tea. The contest sponsored by the Greenville area chamber of Commerce is open to All Greenville girls Between the Ages of 18 and 25. They must be 18 years old on or before july 13. No entrants will be accepted afternoon May 20. The object of the statewide miss Hospital to pageant is to select an attractive intelligent Young Mississippi Gir who Best represents the spirit of hospitality in the state. The local miss hospitality will be in Competition with other girls in Mississippi at the state contest july 10-13 in Biloxi. The state miss hospitality will represent the state of Mississippi in travel shows in some of the larger cities in the United states. She will be featured in pictures and news stories concerning Mississippi s historic Scenic and recreational attractions and will appear on numerous radio and to programs. Stall state classification system. Public safety commissioner Chet Dillard disagreed saying he feels adjustments can be made o take care of the situation. Dillard said he does t believe a single individual will lose any Money. Dillard other Highway patrol officials and two officials of the state classification commission appeared at an interim meeting of the Senate committee. Crook s committee also discussed several other matters during the open meeting including a recent controversy Over salaries of employees of the state research and development Rcd Center. Sen. Sandy Sleeker of Biloxi suggested that the r d Center s director or. Kenneth Wagner be invited to appear before the committee to voice any complaints of the employees. He said officials should be asked to submit a list of staff members who have resigned because of salary problems. He said the committee should then try to determine if salaries Are out of line and if they Are see if we can bring them in several members of Hie committee objected to statements by Wagner who contends that his salary was Cut by the omnibus salary Bill and that some employees Are not gelling adequate raises under the classification program Crook said the Senate voted to set Wagner s salary at about but the figure was Cut to in a House Senate conference committee Wagner said earlier this month that he is gelling despite a contract with the stale College Board for annually. The Leader reduces prices Why pay current merchandise Over 150 which to or Austin Reed suit or sport coat 40 in Stock knits worsted find tour size Here shorts xxx Longs x k8 50 52 1 x x x x x x x x x x x i x Ftp id tour Reg. Price 90.00 Price Here you Pax Only All garments guaranteed to be first Quality 2 garments limit per customer Sleeker said House conferees insisted on reducing the figures set in the Bill for salaries. He said any implication by Wagner that Crook was to blame was inaccurate and unfair. Crook did not say whether Wagner would be invited to meet with the committee but he said the panel will review the total effect of the salary Bill. He did not Rule out the possibility that any number of persons including Wagner might be invited to appear. Sen. Edd Horlon of Louisville a member of the classification commission said the Agency is already making a detailed study of salaries. Both Crook and Horton sharply criticized the Highway patrol act which takes effect july l. Crook said there is absolutely no Eque lion that some patrolmen will have their pay reduced. The Ruleville lawmaker said monthly expense allowances received by patrolmen will be included with their regular salaries under the new setup boosting their income tax Sut Caus no a in actual take Home pay during the legislative session Crook proposed a Flat any raise of ,75 per month for patrolman. He vigorously opposed placing the patrol under Hie system and after the session ended sent letters to patrolmen to explain his position Crook repeated earlier charges that the salary act was passed in the Senate because of last minute intervention by gov. Bill Waller and lop ranking patrol officials. _ if the patrol is he said you can look to the governor and the leadership of the Highway patrol Highway patrol chief Wood Stringer told the committee that patrolmen might suffer a pay reduction under conditions suggested by Crook. But Dillard said the patrolmen involved could be placed in a higher pay category under the classification system to avoid the reduction. Crook a former chairman of the classification commission said such adjustments Are riot permitted. He said that under the new Law some supervisory personnel in the patrol will receive increases of More than a month lot of poor devils Oul there on the Road Are going to get a increase or even a Louis Odom director of the classification commission said the Agency has been working with the patrol but agreed with Crook that adjustments in pay May not be based on tax factors. At the height of the summer dress season we be decided to turn pm Loose ladies summer dresses and Pant suits right out of our regular Stock All the Delta s finest store for. Men Young men is. Our ladies dress department is loaded with the most fashionable ladies fashions with the most fantastic prices. Try Stein Mart once you la be our customer from then on. Hwe the discount Fps Delta Democrat times Greenville Mississippi sunday May 3

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