The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1968 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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Lady Leathernecks will celebrate their 25th anniversary in February. On Feb. 13, 1943, the Marine Corps Women's Reserve program was announced and women swarmed to recruiting offices until a.peak of nearly 19,000 women Marines was reached during. World War II. Today, 2,700 women Marines are on active duty, working in data processing, commissary, flight control (top photos) or other tasks. Bottom picture shows the Marine Corps Women's Reserve Band at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where it was organized in 1944, freeing male musicians for combat duty. At left/World War I Marinetfes are sworn in to do clerical work for the Corps. About300 women, forerunners of today's Women Marines, signed up in 1918-19 and this year 1 marks the 5Qth anniversary of that occasion. Minimum Wages Go Up February 1 LITTLE ROCK; ARK Business firms- were 1 remin ded today that the minimum wages set by the Fair Labor Standards Act go up on Feb. 1 The reminder came from Bil D. Guse, supervisor .of the •Little Rock office of the U. S. Labor Department's Wage anc Hour and Public .Contracts ,di : visions..-..-. . . : Guse pointed out that the minimum for nvo's-t covered workers: advances 'to $1.60 art hour from $1.40. 'The remaining covered employees will be entitled to $1.15 an hoar mini^ mum, instead of the present $1. Workers who will be due the $1.60 minimum are those engaged in employment which was covered , before the Act was amended in 1966. Included are employees individually, engaged in interstate commerce or in the production of goods for interstate commerce, or em- ployed in certain large enterprises. They are also due time and one-half their regular rate after 40 hours a week. The $1.15 minimum will apply to workers made subject to the Act by ttie 1966 amendments. Guse said these include employees of large hotels, motels, and restaurants; workers in laundries and-dryclean- ing establishments; employee s of hospitals and nursing homes, whether public or p r i v a t • ; emplbyees of schools and institutions of higher education, whether: public or private;, and more retail and service employees. Guse emphasized that this is only a .partial .list of the kinds of workers covered, by the 1966 amendments. .He added that their minimum would increase by 15 tents every year until $1.60-an hour is reached on February' 1; 1971. Also beginning February 1, 1968, workers covered by the 1966 amendments will be due time and one - half after 42 hours a week, instead of the present 44 hours. They become subject to the 40 - hour week on February 1, 1969. However, some covered workers are exempt from the pay provisions, Guse noted. For example covered hotel, motel, and restaurant employees are exempt from over • time. Employees of a retail or service enterprise grosses less than $500,000 a year. Similarly exempt are employees ,of an individual retail ,011 .service establishment that •grosses less than $250,000 ye. : arly, even though it may be part of a covered enterprise grossing more than $500,000 yearly. The $500,000 test will be reduced to $250,000 on February 1,1969,; Guse said that q u e s t i o n s about the Fair -Dabqr Standards Act wo.uld -be' .answered at the Little Rock office of the Wage and ; Hour and' Public)'Cpiitracts Divisions, located jafr 1)527 Federal .; Office -• Building;^ -70 iVest Arkansas 72201;; The telephone ICap j t-o.l Avenue;' Little Rock, number is 501 > * ,30435$. extension 5292. .•'"."''' .'.''-. I.' Polo is said to':have> originated in Gilgit, a Himalayan state. Your Friendly Thtatrt OSCEOLA ••**•••••••••••••*•••• THURS. * FRI. * SAT. DOUBLE FEATURE —PLUS— ROVORBISOM The Fastest Guitar Alive The Gift 130 EAST MAIN ST. — BLYTHEVILLE Chance Of A Lifetime Sale! 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One afternoon in Little Rock, however, a man in his late 20s was seen strolling down the sidewalk without a coat, steam spurting from his nostrils, his hands dug deep into his pockets.' ' : ••''.'• complain of the cold and will go to great lengths to dissolution rather than admitit. Some actually pretent to enjoy ice- covered streets, snow and disrupted electrical service. One man even said: "Isn't this fun." In a way, it is kind of exciting. In fact, it's a challenge trying to think of how to beat the hazardous street conditions and how to keep war mand eat without electricity. Some persons, though, just can't win,'as the Jonesboro Sun pointed out. For two days, a Jonesboro man sneered at the icy streets and refused to put chains on his car. He just knew the ice would melt soon. For two days, he walked to work, but on the second day he had a service station attendant arrange to have chains put on iis car, which was at home. 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