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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Up High wedge toy september 111174 Only Florida has increase South experiences fall ii enrolment by the a stated Preu 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 most of the parents this year say they dont care where their child goes to school said John go6nen director of Florida Pupil placement Southern officials gave several reasons for the lessened 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 Ford deferral of pay hike stirs opposition and none reported any major problems Orange county Fla expects 86000 pupils this fall up about 725 from last year about 8000 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 using for the school system opened in late August it looks uhe one of the smoothest openings weve had in the last several years said Francis Brown director of transportation he said about 56000 of the 110000 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 900000 a drop of about 25000 we have a baby bust for one thing a state education by Lee Byrd associated press writer Washington a president Fords deferral of a 55 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 1 raise until Jan 1 thereby saving the Federal payroll 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 lobby ing for a larger boost most Are United behind an Al Cio proposal of 84 per cent their reasoning centers on an inflation rate hovering around 12 per cent plus government surveys showing increases in private Industry wages of 63 to 71 per which Are six months out of Date under the Federal pay can parasility act Fords the pay 14 million civilians and 22 million military 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 Over turned by the Senate As far As Federal employees Are concerned president Ford is a second hand Nixon says Nathan Wolkomir president of the 120000member National federation of Federal employees Ford had the Opportunity to prove to the career service that he really cared but he blew it he showed he really Doest understand Vincent Connery presi Dent of the 50000member Treasury employees Union vowed 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 r Alaska has introduced a Resolution to overturn the delay joined by Sens Frank Moss Dutah j Glenn Beall Robert Dole Ryan 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 1 even sen William prox mire Dis a frequent critic of inflationary Federal spending has endorsed an october implementation so has Senate majority whip Robert c Byrd diva Toussaint louverture Lodge no 524 Pha emergent communication thurs september 12 Bobby c Ingram master 1 Walter Mccloud Secretary you Are invited to attend revival services Erindale Baptist Church Flint Hill Road Trinity no september 8 14 services each Nocht at Rev Steve Welborn eve special singing each service Stanlcy Earomirski a for evangelist Rev Steve we Bora Asheboro n c 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 77118 Blacks and 33400 ratio of 70 to enrolled at the end of last Springs term about 42300 Whites or 32 per cent of an enrolment of 118000 were in school White enrolment in Public schools Las fall dropped by about 12000with the Start of Large scale busing this fall under a Federal court order issued in the summer of 1973 last Spring Between 27000 28000 were being bused Georgia Public school officials estimate an enrolment statewide of 630615 for grades one through 12551 from last year for grades eight through 12 officials forecast 404042 pupils this gain of 1515 in populous Atlanta Pupil enrolment was Down this fall about 3600 from last Spring when 88000 were enrolled officials estimate however that More children will be registered by mid september an education official said the drop was due to a combination of factors the flight of both Blacks and Whites to suburbs and the High mobility rate of residents Atlan tas school system is busing about 200 More pupils this fall Louisiana officials said Pupil populations declined in Public private and parochial schools because of lower birth rates the 1960s the Orleans Parish enrol ment is expected to be Down about 5000 this Yeara drop of about 5 per cent in Alabama Bir Mingham City school enrolment this fall was 50692 Down 1929 from last the system is 60 per cent Black and officials attribute the Pupil loss to moves to the suburbs Mobile Cit county school system had an Atten dance this fall of 4989 from last fall however officials say when registration is completed they estimate about 100 More pupils approximately 26000 of these children will be bused officials said officials in Mississippi claim Little change in enrol ment figures from a year ago and busing was expected to be the same however a private school official claimed Mississippi first Grade population was slowly dropping each year in South Carolina Public school enrolment this fall is estimated at about 530000 Down 3000 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 about the same As last year but he said Cost has cropped up As a major problem the Cost of operating school buses has simply been reflected in inflation said or a Craig Phillips state superintendent he said the number of pupils in North Carolina be ing bused had levelled off to about 800000 North Carolina has been busing for a Long time he said we Are now trying to to eliminate students who must stand on buses for Lack of seating the state has about 1120 000 Pupil sin Public school Phillips said one system still under supervision of Federal court is Charlott Mecklenburg the states largest with about 78000 pupils the system is one of the original plaintiffs in us 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 3 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 int All that bad compared to other american workers for comprehensive Survey by the Commerce depart ment showed that in 1973 the average salary for the Federal civilian worker including Blu Collar jobs was in private Industry it was civil service commis Sion 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 four to five times better than social Security the Cost to the worker is about the same Library of Congress report showed that while average military pay was a year a Factor which tends Majower the salary averages gov Erna entwine the Man in uniform collected thousands in supplementary advantages these included for housing for food in Federal tax benefits for special items such As hazardous duty clothing and proficiency for medical care in commissary and Exchange Dis counts and in retire ment 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 billion White Collar jobs for College graduates Start at the gs5 level where step 1 will pay about presuming the upcoming increase holds at 55 per cent almost automatically such an employee will be promoted to gs7 after one year and gift in another year Spanish style and versatility you can afford i 2pc 99 2piece Spanish sofa 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