The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on April 10, 1974 · Page 7
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 7

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, April 10, 1974
Page 7
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Wage increase first since '67 Scott County judge is appointed WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon has signed into law legislation boosting the minimum wage to $2 an hour May 1, calling it "a matter of justice that can no longer be fairly delayed." The increase—the first in the federal pay floor since 1967 — extends coverage to 7.4 million additional workers and will bring the total under the act to 56 million. Under the bill, the minimum wage for most workers will go to $2.30 Jan. 1, 1975. Nixon, who six months ago vetoed as inflationary a nearly identical bill, said he still had reservations about the measure. "On the whole, (the bill) contains more good than bad, and 1 have concluded that the best interests of the American people will be served by signing it into law," Nixon said in a written statement. "Although 1 have some reservations about portions of this legislation, its basic purpose — (o increase the minimum wage for working men and women of this country — deserves the support of all Americans," Nixon said in his statement. The AFLrCIO, which lobbied hard for the minimum wage increase, noted Nixon's veto last year and said it was regrettable that it took the President "six months to decide American employers should treat their worst-paid workers with some measure of decency." The law raises the present minimum wage from $1.60 to $2 an hour May 1, to $2.10 on Jan. 1,1975 and $2.30 on Jan. 1,1976. The minimum wage for farm workers, now with a $1.30 floor, will increase to $1.60 on May 1 and reach $2.30 Jan. 1, 1978. About one million domestic workers who work more than eight hours a week will be covered under the minimum wage law for the first time, along with about six million federal, state and local government employes. Nixon said the new wage schedule fits his criteria for "reasonable increases..." But he added that Congress did not KO as far as he wanted in protecting the training and work opportunities for youth. Under the measure, full-time students may be employed for no more than 20 hours a week at 85 per cent of the regular wage floor. ST. PAUI,, Minn. (AP) State Hep. Kichard J. Menke, Dl'I^Prior l,ake, has resigned from the legislature and was appointed today as a judge of Scott County Court. Menke was named by Gov. Wendell Anderson to succeed Judge Francis J. Connolly, 'Shakopee, who retired March 31. Menke, 38, is in his second term in the legislature. He is a 1960 graduate of the University of Minnesota Uw School. Other appointments: Joseph Gitis, 5 Ottawa Ave. N Golden Valley, to the state Board of Health, succeeding Bert Stringing, Minneapolis. John J. Me Girl, 234 S. Mississippi River Blvd., St. Paul, and George Seltzer, 1917 E. Hiver Road, Minneapolis, reap- Fergis Falls (Mn.) tournal Wed., April 10,1974 20 pointed to the slate Public Employment Relations Board. Alderman Richard Miller, Minneapolis, reappointed to the governor's Citizens Council on Aging. 'Political dirt 1 review continues EVERY APPLIANCE IN THE STORE ON SALE WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service used the nation's tax laws as weapons against militant and radical groups working against President Nixon's policies, according to memos made public by Sen. Ixiwell P. Weicker Jr,, R-Conn. The memps chronicled the creation during the first year of the Nixon administration of a special IRS task force aimed at collecting intelligence about in- *ZM *s MANY, MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM! PARTRIDGE FAMILY MANY, MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM! SPECIAL SELECTION, tktee t t divicluals and groups identified variously as activist, ideological, radical, militant or subversive. Weicker told a joint session of three Senate subcommittees he has documents indicating the effort was part of an overall plan to create a centralized intelligence gathering apparatus aimed at bringing pressure to bear on organizations and persons hostile to Nixon. One link in the intelligence chain was former New York City detective Anthony T. Ula- sewicz who investigated a wide variety of politicians, including some Republicans, during a three-year undercover mission for the White House, Weicker said. Weicker read into the record a summary of Ulasewicz's efforts to obtain what Weicker called "political dirt" on such politicians as Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.; Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn.; Edmund S. Muskie, D-Maine; and House Speaker Carl Albert. Ulascwicz once investigated reports that Donald M. Nixon Jr., the President's nephew, was involved in drugs and sex parties, Weicker said. The summary of Ulasewicz's executive session testimony before the Watergate committee said there was "some concern about bribery" but did nol disclose the results of the investigation of the President's nephew. In Hadley, N.Y., Ulasewicz said he did not investigate all the |>eople Weicker said he did and he denied having any access to government records or information. Weicker said key White House aides had such free access to IRS confidential files that they were able to obtain individual income tax records with the ease and convenience of a lending library. The memo setting up the special IRS task force stressed the need for security and secrecy. "We do nol want the news media to be alerted to what we are attempting to do or how we are operating because disclosure of such information might embarrass the administration," the IRS memo said. The documents said the project was sensitive and a matter of prime interest at "the highest levels of government." Weicker said the special unit was dismantled in August 1973. MOONWALKEK BELIEVKS PSYCH HEALING WORKS NEW YORK (AP>- Astronaul Edgar D. Mitchell, who conducted ES? tests as he journeyed to and from the moon, has documented a number of cases in which human ailments have benefited from psychic healing. His studies of the psychic phenomenon and human consciousness, says the sixth man lo walk on the moon, are on a higher level than the telepathy tests he ran during the Apollo 14 nielli. Mitchell observes in a new book,' 'We Arc All Healers" by Sally Hommond, that for three months he witnessed an American, who was trained in a Tibertan technique of healing, perform what amounts to miracles. He reports seeing oases of hepatitis remissed in four days as opposed lo six months, gallstones removed without surgery and arthritic conditions in which the calcified deposits started to disappear in a few days. COVERED IN BEAUTIFUL BLUE DENIM. RED VELVET INTERIOR. LOCK AND KEY. HOLDS 24 CARTRIDGES. 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