Independent from Long Beach, California on January 22, 1975 · Page 14
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 14

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, January 22, 1975
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B.4-INDEPENDENT (AM) · PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) i»»« 100, ctm., ».. J»B. n, \m Supt. Wright hits teacher voice on department heads By WAIT MURRAY Staff Writer S e l e c t i n g department heads of high schools and junior highs in the Long Beach Unified School District is a job for school administrators, not teachers, the superintendent of schools feels. Supt. W. Odie Wright told the Board of Education that "selection and appointment of employes to assume additional responsibilities is a function of administration." Teacher g r o u p s had proposed that department heads be elected by teachers within each school department instead of being appointed by principals. The proposal will now be discussed in "meet and confer" sessions between s c h o o l district officials a n d t e a c h e r representatives. A new s t a t e law requires that before issues can be discussed in the closed "meet and confer" sessions, t h e y must be disclosed in open school board meetings. Wright also opposed a second proposal made last week by the teachers. They asked that Junior ROTC instructors get the same 6.1 per cent pay h i k e o t h e r teachers received this year. Wright said retroactive pay was barred by a provision in the state constitution. He said this year's salary schedule "is appropriate and should remain in force." However, that comment brought a protest f r o m Jim Moore, executive secretary of the Teachers A s s o c i a t i o n of Long Beach. He said that by opposing the proposal before it had been taken up in "meet and confer" sessions, Wright was "color- i n g t h e m i n d s o f t h e school board." "If you use such (opinionated) material in open meetings, it will lead us to do the same thing," he s a i d . "We're trying to avoid this in open meetings." In accepting Wright's report, the board voted unanimously to d e l e t e Wright's comments on the appropriateness of n o t . granting the pay hike, indicating t h a t f u t u r e presentations should be more nonparlisan. In o t h e r actions, the board--which met Monday--unanimously v o t e d to accept a new draft of m e d i c a l e x a m i n a t i o n guidelines for new em- ployes. Approval of the guidelines was delayed l a s t month w h e n Moore protested a section barring employment on grounds of "emotional i m m a t u r i - ty." He said the clause could be applied arbitrarily. Under the revision, prospective employes could be rejected for showing "emotional instability." The board also unanimously approved paperwork that will allow $27,158 to lie carried over f r o m the 1973-74 Early Childhood Education program to this year. Harbor rate hike review due By JACK BALDWIN Staff Writer The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners t o d a y is e x p e c t e d to reconsider--and possibly d e l a y -- i t s one-third increase in wharfage and dockage rates. The c o m m i s s i o n is scheduled to determine whether the rate increase should be postponed until April 15. The new rales, under an emergency ordi- nance, w e n t into effect Jan. 15. The rale increase voted in l a t e December has been challenged by Ihe Los Angeles Steamship Association. The associa-- lion lold the Los Angeles City Council's Industry and Transportation Comm i l l e e t h a t t h e ship operators w e r e i n s u f f i - ciently forewarned of the hike. Action by the Los An- geles Harbor Commission followed similar a c t i o n taken by the Long Beach Harbor Commission. However, Thomas J. Thorley, genera! manager of the Long Beach department, s a i d T u e s d a y he was "leaving the matter lie" at least until after Thursday when a subcommittee of the California Association of Port Authorities is s c h e d u l e d to meet in Northern California. "We intend to sound out the subcommittee on how it feels about possibly re- s c i n d i n g t h e t a r i f f i n crease," Thorley said. The two Southland ports voted along w i t h eight other California ports and those in O r e g o n and Washington to raise the tariff. Warren Penland, president of the steamship association, labeled the rate increase "exorbitant." Management unit staffing OKd By BOB G E I V E T Slaff Writer Orange County's n e w E n v i r o n m e n t a l i l a n a g e - ment Agency, a grouping of s e v e r a l departments i n t o a "super agency." w a s implemented formally Tuesday by c o u n t y supervisors. They authorized recruitment of division heads as needed and salary schedules generally less than t h o s e proposed by the enmity administrative of-, tllT. In addition, the supervi- s o r s decreed t h a t t h e agency's assistant d i r e c - tors cannol have county cars, generally issued to s u c h m a n a g e r i a l personnel. They must draw vehi- c l e s I r o in t h e c o u n t y t r a n s p o r t a t i o n pool when needed. However, t h e s u p e r v i - sors' decided t h a i each of the division heads will be e n t i t l e d to the usual $50.- nHO i n l i f e i n s u r a n c e u n d e r w r i t t e n on s u c h m a n a g e r i a l positions. First to be recruited for t h e K M A w a s Richard Mtinsell of Irvine, chosen by Director II. George Os- · h o r n e to be a s s i s t a n t director for planning. He w i l l b e responsible f o r completing t h e county's m a s t e r plan of land use. Munsell w a s f o r m e r p l a n n i n g director for West Covina, was assistant c i t y m a n a g e r for Hemet and l a t e l y w o r k e d w i t h a n a r c h i t e c t u r a l p l a n n i n g f i r m in Costa Mesa. U s b n r n e said c o u n t y de- p a r t m e n t h e a d s b e i n g blended i n t o K M A w i l l t r a n s f e r as his assistants. Other divisions will be a d m i n i s t r a t i o n , regulation a n d development. S u p e r visors set pay scales for Ihem all. T h e a d in i n i s I r a I i v e chief will bo paid $1.891 to $!,341 per month: others w i l l d r a w S2.2-14 to S2.S4-) per m o n t h . T h e s e s a l a r i e s a r e below t h a t of L. L. (Ted) M c C o n v i l l e . road commissioner whose road depart- m e n t will be part of E M A . He is pai'd at Range 88. x l N t l to s.'i.S.'M per month. Supervisors ruled t h a t M c C o n v i l l e will keep his s a l a r y scale--and h i s c o u n t y c a r -- i n the transfer. The Department of Harbors. Beaches and Parks w i l l also be a part of K M A . .... , So will be county's real property services depart- m e n t , t h e a i r pollution control-'.djstrict, the flood control district which Os- bnrnc had headed as chief engineer and the environ- m e n t a l division o f t h e c o u n t y health department. City expands Homer M. Parsons dies, printer park activities Beginning Saturday and continuing each Saturday thereafter the Bellflower Parks and Recreation Department w i l l s p o n s o r supervised recreational activities from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ernie Pyle School. 14500 Woodruff Ave. The Saturday activities are in addition to the daily program. Homer M. Parsons, ret i r e d printer a n d f r e e lance writer, died M o n d a y at his home in Luguna Reach at the age of 79. F u n e r a l · a r r a n g e m e n t s are private. He was a n a t i v e ol H i l l s d a l e . K a n . He served as a N a v y band officer in World War I. He worked f o r several o t h e r n e w s papers before coming to t h e Independent. Press- Telegram i n t h e e a r l y 19|iis. He retired from the I.P-T in 19152. He was a frcfiuent con- t r i b u t o r to magazines, in- | chicling The Southland. He is survived by his wife. L i l i a n , two children and three grandchildren. Bellflower Kiwanis Club wins award The Bellflower .Kiwanis Club is the recipient of the 1S17-1 achievement award presented by District No. 10 of the California Parks and Recreation Society. Richard "Dick" Holtz was president during the y e a r . T h e presentation was made at a recent dinner meeting of the society in Buena Park. Go to Scholl. For lower than ever prices on a terrific selection of seasonal one discor-tinued women's shoes. Bui not all Foot Comfort' that goes everywhere. 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