Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 21, 1976 · Page 8
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 21, 1976
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* * Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., April 21, 1 For Employes, Employers, And Society Four-Day Work Weeks Wtt/i 70 Hour Days Reap Benefits By KENNETH B. DALKCK TIMES .Washington Bureau W A S H I N G T O N . -- Here is a news roundup'from the nation's capital compiled by our \Wish- ingion Bureau, WORK STYLES: ' Scrapping the traditional five-day work week can reap benefits for e in p 1 o y e r s f employes and ·'society as a whole, according to a new federal report. T h e General Accounting : Office (GAO), the investigative ami of Congress, surveyed 20 o r g a n i z a t i o n s which u s e ' ' a l t e r e d work schedules. meaning they .do not stick to a rigid 40-hour, five-day work . week. While results have been mixed GAO concluded that the benefits outweigh the liabilities often 'enough to recommend 1 that Congress change federal laws which inhibit adoption o! flexible work week schedules by " government contractors. Acording to the AOG survey, four-day work weeks with 10 hour days have, resulted in improved morale,- increased productivity, less overtime pay - reduced · energy consumption better - service to the public \ more job openings and better · utilization;of equipment. Other "benefits for employes , included greater irjdividua responsibility, more opportum ties to meet personal needs ant greater opportunities . to prove (heir education Employers also, experienced reduced absenteeism and em ploye turnover, and easier recruitment. But they some times saw jealousy amoni employes not on liberal work schedules, problems with team work and greater administra ti\e co ts in \\orktnnp record keeping Societal benefits : included more jobs, less traffic conges tion, better use of recreation^ facilities and belter service. In some cases, longer worl days resulted in employe lati gue, higher overtime costs decreased productivity am scheduling difficulties. Work week variations havi not been in use long . enougl to permit unqualified conclu sions, according to GAO. Bu they arc encouraging enough t warrant a revision of federa labor laws which requir government contractors to pa overtime to anyone who work more", than eight hours i single day and thus discourag -experimentation with flexibl ork week schedules. RATE HIKE: A postage rate ke wont into effect Sunday. ril IB, but most Americans In't notice the difference., The 3HCreuse does not apply the most commonly rst "class mail rate, used now igged at 13 cents for the first i nee. But fees for special elivery, registered mail, Insur- nce and other services will be creased as much as 33 per ml by the U.S. Postal Service LOST HORIZON?: Johnny orizon, declared dead by the Interior Department at «gc 8, may not be buried by Congress, Interior Secretary Thomas S. Ktcppe has declared that the J o h n n y - Horizon program, dreamed up eight years ago to enlist public participation in a cleanup of public hinds, has completed its mission.; "Johnny Horizon has done his job and done it well," Kelppe said in what may be a pre mature obituary. "Johnny Hon zoii has served this purpose and will now leave the scene letting the people do the Job thcm- selves." , : i Sources within the .Interior' Department, however, , insist that the real reason for 'ending the progrum has nothing to do with successful cleanup of the nation's public lands, The real reason, they contend. Is a plan to bocf up the Department's regional public 'information of f ices . by reassign ing four pn bl ie retat Eon s profession a! s now working on the Job tiny Horizon program in Washington, Congressional uppropnalions committees will', have to ap-, prove the shuffling-ol funds and may decide to keep Johnny on the job despite Kclppe's an* nounccment, . · ' . NOISE LEVELS: The federal government is moving -- seemingly in low gear -- to further reduce th c ear-s pi It t ing no Es e produced by big trucks as they roll through the nation's .cities and towns. According to the Environ- m e n t a l Protection . Agency (EPA),' trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds win have to be 25 per cent moro quiet by 1990' 11 cider a pliascd-ln noise reduction program. The first stage does not become effective until Jan. 1. 197JJ. ' . Installation of noise-reduction fuel · increasing the initial cost ol the big trucks, according to,EPA. Late last year EPA required that big trucks meet minimum noise standards which it concedes arc still too night for the average person's comfort. MOON POWER: Once again equipment will result savings while r slightly the federal government is looking to the moon ,to provide electrical power. Moon power lakes the form of tidal currents which in some parts of " t h e world are swift enough to power generators. · · . " . · . ' . , The federal Energy Research and Development · Administration -is funding a nme : monlh research project to take another look at the tidal surge in Pas- samaquoddy Bay, Maine; to sec if It can be harnessed economically/ A tidal powerplant was under construction at the Bay in 1935 but abandoned two, years later for lack of funds. Fnmcc lias a tidal generating plant in Brittany find the Soviets have an experimental" 1 station north, of Murmansk. ' : - ; Although u 1958 study'COM- .Juded that Passamaquoddy Bay power -would cost mi j than conventional methods of generating electricity, ERDA officials feel the higher cost of fossil fuels may have Changed the equation enough to make tidal powcrwprlhwhite.. 7OSCO Osco the Drugstore More than a Pharmacy Northwest Arkansas Plaza Fayetteville, Arkansas Mon.-Sar. -9:30 am-9:00 pm Closed on Sunday Uniform Rates Can Be Sei LITTLE ROCK (AT) -- Th attorney general's office say the state Transportation Con mission can establish uniform rates for intrastate motor ca riers if the. commission dete mines that such rales -ure ne essary to avoid destructr competition among the ca riers. Commission Chairman Ga'ri Lv Brewer asked for the opi ion, .which was released Tue day. With a few exceptions II commission traditionally h; established uniform rates for all carriers of a . particular commodity. The feeler a f Justice Department, has expressed in-! (crest in the question of whether uniform rates for intrastate motor carriers violate antitrust Ja\vs. The commission conducted hearings last week on lhal question and on whether nonun- iform rates would lead to de structive competition. The com- ''. mission is expected to reach a decision on the question of uniform rates soon. Deputy Atty. Gen. Lonni£ Powers said the legislature had instructed the commission to consider a number of factors in establishing rates for intrastate carriers -- among them the avoidance of destructive com,. petition. Powers said the commission can impose uniform rates if It finds such rates are n eccss ary to a chi eve [he e nds for which the commission was established. Puces effective: Wed. 4-21-76 thru Sot. Extra Fresh Scent For An Extra Fresh Feeling New - Improved Stay Free Maxi-Pads Betfless Feminine Napkins New Economy Size 48's Scotch Brand Hair Set 1/2 in. x 350 In. Created especially for hair styling. What do we mean by that? 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