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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 11, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Lob High Point Enterprise wednesday september la 1974only Florida has increase 215 North Centennial ave for foot rest South experiences fall in Overall enrolment a. By the associated press when Public school Bells rang in the South this fall fewer children were around for the return to Reading writing and arithmetic but More were being bused. Enrolments were Down from last year in Louisiana Tennessee Alabama and South Carolina while Georgia projected a decreased school population. North Carolina remained about the same As last year. Only Florida reported More pupils in classes this year. A most of the parents this year say they done to care where their child goes to school a said John Goonen director of Florida a Pupil placement. Southern officials gave several reasons for the lessened enrolment a a leveling off of the birth rate and continued White flight to the suburbs to avoid integration. Tennessee and Louisiana also reported a decline in pupils in private and parochial schools. Busing apparently increased in most Southern states i Ford deferral of pay hike stirs opposition by Lee Byrd associated press writer Washington a president Fords deferral of a 5.5 per cent pay boost for Federal employees has drawn a fusillade of protest from labor and shapes up As a major test of his persuasive Powers with Congress. Ford has postponed the scheduled oct. I raise until Jan. I thereby saving the Federal payroll $700 million in the name of fighting inflation. Federal employees unions want Congress to restore the original Date. Beyond that such groups As the National federation of Federal employees the american federation of government employees and the National Treasury employees Union Are lobbying for a larger boost. Most Are United behind an Al Cio proposal of 8.4 per cent. Their reasoning centers on an inflation rate hovering around 12 per cent plus government surveys showing increases in private Industry wages of 6.3 to 7.1 per cent surveys which Are six months out of Date. Under the Federal pay comparability act Fords delay of the pay hike affecting 1.4 million civilians and 2.2 million military employ yes can be overturned by a simple majority in either the House or Senate. As president Richard m. Nixon succeeded in postponing similar boosts for two successive years but his third try in 1973 was overturned by the Senate. A was far As Federal employees Are concerned. President Ford is a secondhand Nixon a says Nathan Wolkomir president of the 120,000-member National federation of Federal employees. A Ford had the Opportunity to prove to the career service that he really cared. But he blew it. He showed he really does no to Vincent Connery president of the 50,000-member Treasury employees Union vowed a a rather massive protest to Congress. The Law allows 30 Days for Congress to act and sept. 30 is the deadline. Already the wheels Are turning. Sen. Ted Stevens a Alaska has introduced a Resolution to overturn the delay joined by Sens. Frank Moss Dutah j. Glenn Beall Robert Dole r-kan., and Mike gravel Dalaska. Chairman Gale Mcgee of the Senate civil service committee is sympathetic and has set hearings on the proposal. The Wyoming Democrat believes both that the increase should be higher and that it should come oct. I. Even sen. William prox mire d-wis., a frequent critic of inflationary Federal spending has endorsed an october implementation. So has Senate majority whip Robert c. Byrd . Toussaint l of Virturia Long no 524 p h a. I Mirent communication thurs pts mba a 121 730 Iobst c. Ingram Mosier a waiter Mccloud Secretary you Are invited to attend revival services at Erindale Baptist Church Flint Hill Road Trinity . September 8 -14 services each night at 7 30 . Rev. Steve Welborn Evan. Special singing each service Stansky Earomirski pastor evangelist and none reported any major problems. Orange county Fla. Expects 86,000 pupils this fall up about 725 from last year. About 8,000 will be bused the second year of a court ordered plan which caused controversy last year. In Jacksonville the second year of fully integrated Cross busing for the school system opened in late August. A it looks like one of the smoothest openings we be had in the last several years a said Francis Brown director of transportation. He said about 56,000 of the 110.000 pupils in the system Are Riding buses. He said 38 buses were added this fall bringing the total to 515. In Tennessee enrolment is expected to be around 900.000, a drop of about 25.000. A we have a baby bust for one thing a a state education official said. He also noted that private schools continue to Siphon off potential Public school pupils particularly in the elementary Levels. In Memphis a decline of 2 per cent in Early White enrolment is linked to White flight to private schools to avoid court ordered busing. Harry b. Sharp assistant superintendent in charge of Pupil services said 77,118 Blacks and 33,400 Whites a ratio of 70 to 30�?were enrolled. At the end of last Springs term about 42.300 Whites or 32 per cent of an enrolment of 118,000 were in school. White enrolment in Public schools last fall dropped by about 12,000 with the Start of Large scale busing this fall under a Federal court order issued in the summer of 1973. Last Spring Between 27,goo 28.ooo were being bused. Georgia Public school officials estimate an enrolment statewide of 630,615 for grades one through seven Down 12,651 from last year. For grades eight through 12, officials forecast 404,042 pupils this year a gain of 1,515. In populous Atlanta Pupil enrolment was Down this fall about 3,600 from last Spring when 88,000 were enrolled. Officials estimate however that More children will be registered by mid september. An education official said the drop was a due to a combination of factors the flight of both Blacks and Whites to suburbs and the High mobility rate of Atlanta a school system is busing about 200 More pupils this fait. Louisiana officials said Pupil populations declined in Public private and parochial schools because of lower birth rates in the 1960s. The Orleans Parish enrolment is expected to be Down about 5,000 this year a drop of about 5 per cent. In Alabama Birmingham a City school enrolment this fall was 50,692, Down 1,929 from last Spring. The system is 60 per cent Black and officials attribute the Pupil loss to moves to the suburbs. A the Mobile City county school system had an Atten dance this fall of 60,500�?Down 4,989 from last fall. However officials say when registration is completed they estimate about too More pupils. Approximately 26,000 of these children will be bused officials said. Officials in Mississippi claim Little change in enrolment figures from a year ago and busing was expected to be about the same. However a private school official claimed Mississippi a first Grade population was slowly dropping each year. In South Carolina Public school enrolment this fall is estimated at about 530,000, Down 3,000 from last year. A school official said the decrease reflects the National trend of a lowered birth rate. In North Carolina an education official said busing will be a about the same As last year a but he said Cost has cropped up As a major problem. A a the Cost of operating school buses has simply been reflected in inflation a said or. A. Craig Phillips state superintendent. He said the number of pupils in North Carolina being bused had levelled off to about 800,000. A North Carolina has been busing for a Long time a he said. A we Are now trying to find a Way to eliminate standees students who must stand on buses for Lack of seating space a. The state has about 1,120,-000 pupils in Public school Phillips said. One system still under supervision of Federal court is Charlotte Mecklenburg the state s largest with about 78,000 pupils. The system is one of the original plaintiffs in . Supreme court decision on busing to achieve racial balance. In Florida a unique state Law allows schools to Send children Home in Dade county Miami who cannot show proof of immunization for diphtheria whooping cough tetanus polio and rubella. Full blooded native hawaiians account for less than one per cent of the population of Hawaii. While the Federal bureaucrat can Point to a number of statistics to show that his Standard of living is slipping there is still evidence aplenty that this lot Isnit All that bad compared to other american workers. For example a a comprehensive Survey by the Commerce department showed that in 1973 the average salary for the Federal civilian worker including Blue Collar jobs was $13,000. In private Industry it was $8,900. A a civil service commission Survey of 12 leading private employers showed that none provided better fringe benefits than the Federal service. Most notable in that area is the governments pension plan. It provides the retired worker up to 80 per cent of his salary with guaranteed Cost of living Protection. While that a four to five times better than social Security the Cost to the worker is about the same. A a Library of Congress report showed that while average military pay was $6,587.14 a year a Factor which tends to lower the salary averages government wide the Man in uniform collected thousands in supplementary advantages. These included $1,440 for housing $598 for food $473 in Federal tax benefits $831 for a special items such As hazardous duty clothing and proficiency $770 for. Medical care $98 in commissary and Exchange discounts and $1,266 in retirement credits. The salaries of Federal workers began a dramatic surge during the Kennedy administration in an Effort to attract better qualified applicants. In the past decade the civilian Branch has received a dozen substantial raises and boosts for the military particularly since its conversion to an All voluntary Force have More than quadrupled pay Levels in some cases. The result is that while the entire government payroll including the now Independent postal service has remained Static at about 5 million employees the Cost has More than doubled to $60 billion. White Collar jobs for College graduates Start at the gs-5 level where a step in will pay about $8,500 presuming the upcoming increase holds at 5.5 per cent. Almost automatically such an employee will be promoted to gs-7 after one year and gs-9i in another year. Rev. Steve Welborn t Asheboro n. C. Style and versatility you can afford a a downy to info Alcorn 2-piece Quot Spanish sofa amp chair in assorted colors. Vinyl. 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