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THURSDAY, MAY JO, IMS. IIONWOOD DAHY 61OBI, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN 3ruton Misses Baseball, but Fn/oys Weekends With Family DETROIT (AP) — While he . eadlly admits he misses base- I all, Billy Bruton says he looks .'orward to the weekends and 1 ie hours he can spend with his ; amily. Bruton retired last October ; fter spending 12 years as a : lajor league outfielder — eight /ith Milwaukee and the last ; jur with the Detroit Tigers. An offer from the Chrysler i 'orp., where he is now employed in the merchandising Tebbetts Signs 1966 Contract CLEVELAND (AP) — George ;obert (Birdie) Tebbetts, a aseball manager with a phllos- phy degree, has a fringe bene: it a few of his comrades would . ike — job security. Cleveland Indians' General : lanager Gabe Paul, who an: .ounced Tuesday that Tebbetts .'as signed to a new contract -arough 1966, said it was "to i;ive additional security to our manager." "I believe that giving him as much security as possible is . elpful for both him and the ; layers," Paul said at a hastily called news conference. Paul didn't elaborate further i n why he thought Tebbetts : eeded more security, but there ,':as been criticism of Birdie : itely, mostly by fans, of his : andling the Indians — especially the way he pulls starting ;>itchers. Some think its too < arly, others too late. "You're giving yourself an awful lot of credit," Paul said to <ne newsman who asked if the i ew pact was aimed at quieting Itie second guessing among fans ; nd news media. "I don't make a move such as fills for those reasons. I think ;'>irdie is the best manager in 1 aseball. That's why I extended 1 is contract." Tebbetts, 55, was signed to a laree-year pact in 1963, which • /ould have run out at the end of liis season. No salary was dis- i losed for the new agreement, 1 ut it was reported to be about : 40,000. Tebbetts said he didn't know ^ 'hat the new salary was. "I ; ast signed the contract Gabe } anded me," he said. "For all I 1 now he may be cutting my lay." "I'm delighted to be able to : ay I'll be in Cleveland at least ( ne more year," said Tebbetts. ' I love it here. The rebuilding ; Jb we've done here in two ; ears Is the equal of any in aseball — and I always ; lanned on having time to finish lie job." department, prompted Burton's retirement. "Yes, I miss baseball," the soft-spoken Bruton said. "You can't help but miss it. But the transition hasn't been too bad." Bruton spent his first March in the north since 1948 and said he felt a little funny. "But it really hit me when they televised the Tigers-Yankees exhibition game from Fort Lauderdale," Bruton remarked. "I was watching the game and when I looked outside it was snowing." Bruton works as part of a team whose job it is to handle the advertising, sales promotions, auto shows and dealer incentive programs for one of the company's cars. Bruton says he has not made any trips for his rifew employer but says he may do some trav elling in the future. "Right now, I am still trying ;o learn this business. I'm home more and have the weekends free and the kids (four, ages 612) just love it," he offered. "Like most kids, they like to play outdoors, swim and fish. This is the first time we have ever had the opportunity to be together through the summer. "I know when I was a player, there were a few bright, sunny Sunday afternoons when I thought I'd just as soon be home with my family. Now I don't have to worry," he concluded. Bruton said he was sorry that Milwaukee was losing its team. The Braves move to Atlanta next season. "Milwaukee is a major league town and will support a team,' Bruton observed. "The fans are not mad at the players. Like all fans, they'll spend their money until they think someone is trying to take advantage of them." As for his last team, the Tigers, Bruton would only say that the attitude as a whole and for a number of individuals has changed "and it's all for the better." Bruton finished with a .273 career batting average. He hi 241 doubles, 102 triples and 94 home runs and batted in 545 runs. He played in the 1958 World Series with the Braves. When he retired, he said he left the game with two disap pointments: He never hit .300 and never played' in an All-star game. )etroit Brings jp 2 Pitchers DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers Made a move to bolster a : agging pitching staff by bring- :ig up two hurlers from their Syracuse farm team Wednesday. Righthander Jack Hamilton v/as recalled, while southpaw ;:on Nischwitz was purchased Kom the Chiefs. To make room for the two, ] itcher Ed Rakow and infielder t reorge Smith were optioned to • yracuse. Hamilton posted a 3-1 record i nd 0.92 earned run average in uve games. He pitched three t omplete games. Nischwitz, who hurled for the '.'igers in 1961-62 before being 1 ;aded to Cleveland, was 2-2 vith a 2.24 ERA. Both of his victories were shutouts. . Acting manager Bob Swift tald the Tigers could afford to j art with Smith and Rakow who ] ad failed to live up to expecta- t ons. Minor League Results J'.y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS International League Toronto 8, Rochester 1 Buffalo 4, Syracuse 1 Toledo 9, Atlanta 3 Columbus 6, Jacksonville 2 Pacific Coast League Oklahoma City 3, Denver 1 Arkansas 3, Salt Lake 2, 10 linings San Diego 6, Portland 1 Spokane at Tacoma, rain Vancouver at Seattle, rain Indianapolis 5, Hawaii 3 Tiger Is Favored To Whip Carter NEW YORK (AP) — Nige ria's aging Dick Tiger is a 12-, favorite to whip Rubin Carter in a 10-round battle of middle weight contenders at Madison Square Garden tonight. The 35-year-old Nigerian and the 28-year-old slugger from Paterson, N.J., do have a coupli of things in common. Both los in close title fights to middle weight champion Joey Giardello and the two are burning to ge another shot at the relucant 160 pound ruler. The winner may get a crack at pal Joey if former champion Sugar Ray Robinson or No. contender Joe Archer don't ge the chance first. Tiger has been made the bet ting choice over the fierce-look ing Jerseyite because of his su perior boxing skill and stronge punching with both hands. In his only outing this year the stocky, former champion stopped flabby Rocky Rivero o Argentina in the sixth round 01 March 26. His record is 50-14-3 including 24 knockouts. Carter, 3-2 for the year, has a 23-7 record, including 16 knock outs. He has been stopped once by Joe Gonzalez two years ago Favorite, Long Shot Pay Off at Track HAZEL PARK (AP) — A fa vorite and a long shot won th $4,000 seventh and eighth fea tures for 3-year-olds at Haze Park Race Track Tuesday. Road Ta Hoe, paying $4, $4.4 and $3, ,took the seventh. Con federate Miss, returning $16.20 and $5.40 and $3.60, won th eighth. The respective times fo the allowances at 6 furlong were 1:19 1-5 and 1:19. The twin double paid $21,096 There were two winning tickets .The hand was $739,355 from an attendance of 9,526. INTERNATIONAL MUFFLERS Full- Life Tim* AWARD WINNERS—Tom Tezak and Burna Lynn Bennett are the 1964-65 winners of the John Philip Sousa Band Awards which are given annually by the Band Parents Association to one or more seniors who are chosen as outstanding members of the Luther L. Wright High School band. Presentation of the awards was made during the concert presented by the band Tuesday evening. More Teacher Strikes Are Said To Be Possible, but Not Likely GUARANTEE' (•Full Guarantee for th* lift of your MX or g«i a full valua rapUcaownl) PRICED FROM I up We'll install an International muffler . to insure, smooth quiet driving for the life of your car. STANDARD AUTOWAY Al Kricr, Propritior Highway 2 and Nightingale St. Ironwood Phono •32-1102 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Are other Michigan cities 'aced with potential teachers' sit - in demonstrations like the one which closed Hamtramck's public schools recently? A sampling of educators around the state indicated today ;here is virtually unanimous agreement that "it could happen here—but it's not likely to." Although an Associated Press survey turned up an undercurrent of dissatisfaction in some districts, teacher - school board relations generally were described as "good to excellent" n most areas. The Hamtramck demonstration last month kept some 4,000 students from their classrooms and was denounced by critics as an illegal strike which violated the Hutchinson Act, a state law prohibiting such action by public employes. But the demonstrators—members of the Hamtramck Federation of Teachers (AFL - CIO) —contended they were merely holding a continuous "sit - in" union meeting when they moved into a school building and stayed there around-the-clock for more than three days to support their demands for higher salaries. The Hamtramck group is part of the Michigan Federation of Teachers (MFT) which has been engaged in a struggle with the Michigan Education Association (MEA) for control of bargaining rights between teachers and school boards. Because of the action by the Hamtramck teachers," said one education board member in Jackson, "the MEA.and the National Education Association (NEA) will become much more militant because they feel they have to do this or lose a lot of teachers to a regular trade group." * * * In Jackson, he added, "I think we're going to try to prepare the groundwork for any bargaining that may come up so it will be done in a reasonable sort of way—and so teachers won't feel they have to force this sort of thing with strike threats in order to talk with the administration and board. "I don't think there's any sense in saying they cannot belong to anything smacking of a union." An even stronger view supporting teachers' rights to bargain for pay increases and other benefits came last week from the new State Board of Education. The eight - member, all- Democratic board unanimously adopted a statement of basic principles which called for repeal of the Hutchinson Act and in effect supported the right of teachers to strike. Most Michigan cities have not yet felt the brunt of the power struggle between affiliates of the teachers federation and the education association, although the federation won the right to represent Detroit's 10,000 school teachers last year after threat ening a strike. Most association spokesmen deplore strike talk among teachers, preferring what they call "sanctions" to gain improved standards. Sanctions can include refusal to sign annual contracts. Ray MacLoughlin, executive secretary of the Flint Education Association, said he believed the action of the Hamtramck teachers' union was both illegal and unethical. "It is to be noted that the union has been the dominant group in Hamtramck for 25 years, and that they have been unable apparently to devise successful negotiation procedures within Loughlin said. "I would most earnestly trust that similar action will not be forthcoming in Flint. It should be understood by Flint citizens that nearly 60 per cent of Flint's teachers are more poorly paid than were the teachers of Hamtramck, and that the remainder means for teachers to negotiate with a board of education that chooses to be dictatorial, or with a community that chooses to ignore the needs of their teachers." MacLoughlin contended that one of the most unfortunate consequences of the Hamtramck action was "the apparent breakdown of law enforcement." "One of the reasons for this was the undoubted fact that the penalties provided by law are far too harsh," he said. Under the Hutchinson Act, any government employe who en- jages in a walkout "shall thereby abandon and terminate his appointment or employment and shall no longer hold such position." The law says the dismissed employe can be rehired, but only with the loss of pension and senority rights, with no pay raise for one year and with probationary status for two years. From Menominee to Kalamazoo and from Ann Arbor to Traverse City, the likelihood of the Hutchinson Act being tested by a teachers' walkout in the near future appeared dim. Asked whether a Hamtramck- type demonstration could occur in their district, here is a cross- section of comment from educators, school board members and education writers: "Relationships among the land Daily News said the reaction locally, according to one educator, was one of disdain for the situation which brought it about. James Janowicz, president of the Bay City Education Association, said teachers must maintain a professional status to be effective as teachers. "The need is eminently clear for passage now of House Bill 2450, the Professional Negotiations Act. Had this act been the law, it is unlikely that any such illegal action as that in Hamtramck would have occurred," Janowicz said, adding: "The condoning of illegal acts and failure to face the 1 a w brought two results — an immediate economic gain to 150 teachers, and a dramatic demonstration to old and young alike, both in and out of school, that the law is made to be broken." H. B. 2450, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Grim, D-Davison, spells out the rights of teachers to organize, negotiate and demand representation elections. It sets up a five - member professional negotiation commission within the state department of education, its members appointed by the Board of Education. The commission would be called in to help negotiate a settlement upon the appeal of either party — teachers or school board — when they reached an impasse in negotiations. The Hamtramck sit - in demonstrations resulted in across- the-board pay increases for the teachers there. From an old salary scale ranging from $5,000 a year to $7,850 after 12 years, the levels were raised to $5,200 a year to $8,400 after 11 years. Teacher: with a master's degree were paid an additional $300 at al teachers, \ administrators and board members are such in Kalamazoo that extreme action in salary situations seems less than a remote possibility. Communications channels are open and operating and decisions on salaries are reached through cooperative planning." — Dorothy Rothrock, supervisor of publications and parent group relations, Kalamazoo Public Schools. "Under the right circumstances, it could occur anywhere. But there is no indication local teachers have even thought along these lines, much less given consideration to a similar move." — Bruce McCrea, Muskegon Chronicle. "If it can happen there, why can't it happen here?"—Wendell Hills, Hillsdale Community Schools superintendent. * * * "Both teachers and school board members replied (with) a definite 'No'. This takes, said one, a lot of bitterness over a long period of time."—Carl Olson, Radio Station WCCO, Traverse City. "A demonstration of this nature could occur — but it is not likely in our school district."— Bradley Henson, assistant principal of Adrian high school and president of the Adrian Teachers Association. "Such a demonstration can occur any place. However, I would not anticipate that it would happen in our community (Ann Arbor). The potential is always there, but our board of education and the administration are available for discussion at any time on these kinds of problems before they happen." —Jack Elzay, Ann Arbor school superintendent. "I do not believe so — not unless the professional character of the faculty changes." — Menominee superintendent of schools. Among school administration officials — principals and superintendents — there was generally unanimous denunication of the Hamtramck t e a c h e rs' action. Most school board members included in the sampling also were critical of the walkout, but some teachers took a more sympathetic view. The Menominee superintendent said the local reaction was one of "disgust with the unpro- the law," Mac-1 fessional display of alleged professional people, largely because of the effect it has on boys and girls — there are other avenues and methods of approach." But Menominee teachers said the reaction was pro and con among their colleagues. In Battle Creek, Enquirer- News Education Writer Don leels under the old scale, and will get $400 now. Around the state, the new Hamtramck salaries are higher than in most cities. In Bay City, for example, the pay scale will be raised from the present minimum of $4,700 to $5,000 for beginners with bachelor's degrees. Paul Rowley, president of the Bay City Board of Education said: "From a state standpoint, we stack up fairly well. But tha doesn't preclude the opportunity to make progress. We don' want to fall behind again. That'f what we did before and got into a bind. But the ability to pay is directly tied to the support o people of the community." Menominee's pay scale is $4, 800 for beginning teachers with a bachelor's degree, $5,100 fo those with master's degrees. "It is difficult to compare sal ries in this area with salaries downstate," said the school superintendent, "largely because cost of living is somewhat dif- rent, and rent is less." "Salaries for teachers should be increased more because of he isolation of our community rom university centers and other institutions of higher earning." Generally speaking, the survey disclosed that the smaller the city, the lower the pay scales. Here are some sample salaries, with many adding ex- ra pay for Ph.D holders or .eachers with an M.A. plus 30 lours credits: Grand Haven — starting pay, 54,900 for teachers with bachelor's degree, $5,096 for master's. Maximums after 12 years, $7,717 and $8,256. Traverse City — Starting, 54,800 for B.A., $5,000 for M.A. Maximums, $6,800 and $7,200. Battle Creek — Starting, .5,200 for B.A., $5,400 for M.A. Maximums, $7,800 and $8,800. Adrian — Starting, $5,000 for B.A., $5,300 for M.A. Maximums after 10 years, $7,000 and $7,300. Muskegon—Starting, $5,100 for B.A., $5,400 for M.A. Maximums, $7,650 (after 12 years) and $8,450 (after 13 years). Flint—Starting, $5,100 for B.A., $5,508 for M.A. Maximums, (after 13 years) $7,836 and $8,463. $5,000 Maxi$7,800 Ann Arbor — Starting, for B.A., $5,100 for M.A. mums, (after 10 years) and $8,400. Port Huron — Starting, for B.A., $5,300 for M.A. $5,000 Maximums, $7,600 (after 12 years) and $8,025 (after 13 years). * * * In Owosso, the pay scale recently approved for the 1965-66 school year calls for $4,800 for beginners who are "heads of households" and ranges up to $7,200 for teachers with 15 years service. There is another scale for non- heads - of - households" in Owosso, but this designation is scheduled to disappear a year from now. School districts with higher pay scales have a built-in advantage when it comes to bidding for teachers, but some communities rely on attractions other than salaries. "The Lansing district has hac no great problem getting teachers because of its nearness to Michigan State University," reported Robert Stuart, education writer for the Lansing State Journal. Lansing area pay scales gen erally are believed to be in the upper two-thirds of the state, he said, although "this is a contro versial issue and depends on what criteria is used to deter mine pay comparisons." Earl Hartson of the Port Huron Times Herald said there is no problem over recruiting teachers in his area right now but that one is expected to arise soon. "Two years ago, when the present pay schedule was set. the district was far down on the list of some 33 comparable school systems in the state;" Hartson reported. "The new schedule put it around 9th or llth. * * * "Now, because of Increases elsewhere, it is back to 22nd, and—as one expressed it—'We'll soon be last again and then r.tc- ruiting troubles will begin all over again." A school board member in Traverse City acknowledged hat city has problems recrult- ng new teachers because of its relatively low salary scale. But ie pointed out that more than half of the teachers in the community are at the top level. Many of the teachers in Traverse City are wives of men who have jobs in the town's businesses, and the turnover from year to year is slight, reported Olson. "Since there are many doctor and professional people in the town, there are many wives with college degrees," he said 'Many of them are at such an age that their children are no longer at home, and they now have time they can devote to other things." Dick Reynolds of the Grand Haven Tribune reported that hi; community has had a consider able turnover in new teacher; although it is now on a more even keel. In Ypsilanti, Superintenden of Schools Dr. Paul Emerich said his school district has littli trouble in filling its staff on the present pay scale. Of course, we want to attrac as good a staff as possible," he said, "and our pay is at leas comparable to the surrounding districts. One advantage w< have is our location next ti Eastern Michigan University and the University of Mich igan." Robert Schaefer, president o the Jackson Education Associa tion, said his group is hoping t( get more benefits for teachers— not just in salaries. "Salaries are becoming a smaller and smaller section o our job," he declared. "We'n getting into ethics, to try tc handle the problems when thej come up, improving classroom teacher-pupil ratios and workin conditions. "If we don't do the job some one else will," Schaefer said "We want to do the job so wel no one will want to take the jo away from us." INITIATED—Steven R. Malmberg, son of Mrs. Joanne D. Malmberg, 707 Ashlund ~Ave., Wakefield, was recently Initiated nto the Eta Chapter of the Phi Alpha National Honorary Society of Social Workers at Northern Michigan University, Marquette. Malmberg, a senior, is on an educational leave of absence from the State of Michigan Department of Social Welfare, with which he has served as a social worker since October 1963 at the Ontonagon County Bureau of Social Aid, Ontonagon. Membership into the honorary society is restricted "to those who have fostered high standards for social work and have attained excellence of scholarship arid distinction of achievement, while recognizing those professional social workers whose service and leadership are in esteem." Malmberg is also a member of the Phi Kappa Ta National Social Fraternity, Gamma Delta Chapter, and currently holds the office of alumni secretary. Recently, through his outstanding contributions to the fraternity, he was awarded a Resident Council Scholarship of Residence for the furtherance of his education. Malmberg, a 1960 .graduate of Wakefield High^School, has attended Gogebic Community College; has been employed by the Michigan Children's Aid Society and Michigan State University, and is known throughout the area for his contributions to community youth programs. While residing at Ontonagon he was on the board of directors of the Midget Mountaineers. He la also a member of the Ontonagon Lions Club. , NOT ONLY FAIRY TALES The Brothers Grimnv. who wrote. "Cinderella" and "Hansel and Gretel," also were the authors of a great German dictionary and many other philological works. ., of Flint teachers are only a little | Hinderliter reported that teach- better paid." MacLoughlin said he would do what he could to achieve better conditions for Flint teachers by legal means. But he added: ers there "generally seem to deplore the 'bad image' given by the Hamtramck affair." 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