Page 8 article text (OCR)
Temporary Jobs Give a Lift to the Young, Housewives and Retirees By Vivian Brown (AP Writer) Men and women retirees and housewives are getting a lift in jobs that are either "temporarily permanent" or "permanently temporary," depending on your point of view. In fact, steady "temporary work" is providing a new lease on life for a great many people. High school and college graduates even use it to test their aptitudes in various jobs, says William Olsten, founder and chairman of the board of a company that specializes in temporary services. "Two major corporations in New Jersey have turned over their mail rooms to retirees. Every.facet of receiving antl distribution is manned entirely by the temporary help," observed Olsten, who was a pioneer when he founded his own service 24 years ago. In addition to the boost for retirees who want to keep busy, the system has cut down on turnover and absenteeism for employers, Olsten notes. Some big companies even call back their own retirees who are on pension, he remarked. Some retirees become quasi-consultants and some are hired on a 30-day renewable basis. The company may get an opportunity to reemploy help it may have spent long years in training. As for housewives, they are into every job facet,'and if they are not, they aren't giving themselves a chance, he says. "A housewife shouldn't count herself out of the job market because she hasn't actual job experience," he points out. "In assessing her 140,000 Worth of Food for Iowa Guard at Camp potentials, she may find volunteer work or a telephone committee job has given her skills that can be put to use for pay. If she has solicited funds for the local hospital or whatever, it may indicate the ability to sell or to canvass for a pollster. "The housewife who prides herself on nothing more than being an astute shopper might qualify as a comparison shopper," he continues. "Women who have kept household books might do well in accounting or budgeting departments. If she has typed school papers for her children FUNNY BUSINESS Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, July 24, 1974 • ••••••••••••MlltlMMItfftlflffMttmMIMMm 8 By Iowa Daily Press Association CAMP MC COY, WIS. Over $140,000 worth of food will be consumed by Iowa National Guardsmen presently attending annual training exercise at Camp McCoy. At an average meal the troops will devour a ton of potatoes, 2,200 chickens and 650 dozen eggs. It takes 700 pounds of ice just to cool the iced tea consumed by the lowans. Those figures can be multiplied several times to obtain totals for the entire two week training period. Guard officials estimate, for example, that the troops will consume over 20 tons of potatoes during the entire camp. The man responsible for distribution of these huge quantities of chow at 4,400 meals three times a day is Warrant Officer Eugene Bakalar who in civilian life is a dietary training instructor at the Woodward state hospital. "It's a lot of food," Bakalar comments almost as an understatement. He is well trained for his job. His military career includes handling food operations at battalion, brigade and division levels for troops in Vietnam and Korea. ''It takes a lot of management to run the food operation," he says as he shuffles papers and meal orders. At a ration breakdown point, Bakalar supervises the dividing of food from huge bulk quantities into the orders for each of the 40 dining facilities operated at Camp McCoy by the Iowa Guard. (A dining facility in the modern day military is the same thing as a mess he 11 in the old army.) Every sack of cookies and every can of peas is expected to feed a certain number of troops — no more, no less. The breakdown is precise: if the (6T66g-glKE/J IM ik. she has passed the first stage and can look at a typing job as a possibility." High school graduates may have accumulated experience working on school papers or with computers or audio-visual equipment. Ditto the college girl who may have acquired all kinds of little career skills. Olsten has a feeling that many people "ease into their careers" and he thinks temporary work provides that opportunity to youthful aspirants. By Roger Bollen Although 90 per cent of the temporary placements are housewives in the 26 to 40-or-so age bracket, age is no deterrent to temporary work, he advises. One 81-year-old woman is doing light assembly work on a temporary basis. But many older women are put off from applying because they feel the "world has left them behind." Some temporary workers are widows, some have been deserted by husbands, some are divorced and many prefer the temporary work because they can make their own hours and work schedules so they i SOUNDED OOT6IDE.' Army is serving garlic bread, it requires three-fourths of a pound of garlic for the bread for 100 soldiers. Bakalar believes a well-fed soldier is a good soldier. "I've never seen a unit that had a good dining facility that didn't have happy troops," he said. He takes a role in the kitchen at home and says he does a lot of cooking and shopping with his wife, Bonnie. But the Iowa guardsman and state employee who is ultimately responsible for the preparation of thousands of meals admits that in the Bakalar kitchen, "she is the supervisor." When "Sorry No Gas Today" became a familiar sign to motorists during the gas rationing period of WWII, drivers took to following fuel trucks to gas stations. JCPenney Special low price on men's baseball jacket, no-iron jeans. Special 5.44 Men's lined warm-up jacket is all nylon with lightcotton flannel inside Baseball style has snap front, drawstring waist, elasticized wrists. Assorted solid colors; sizes S.M.L.XL. Like it? Charge It. Use your JCPenney charge account. Check our everyday low prices on hard-tp-llnd sizes In the JCPenney catalog. Special 5.44 Men's no-iron slacks m patterned polyester' cotton have flared legs, jean styling. Waist sizes 29-36. mseam 30-34 Reduced Family Shoes Women's Sandals and Shoes I 88 to S 88 Girls 7 Sandals & Shoes Men's Shoes Boys' Shoes *3a»d*7 Great buys on girls' bodyshirts, corduroy jeans. Special Special buy on misses' comfortable duster. 3.99 Misses' snap-front lounger in polyester/cotton has a yoke, patch pockets, short sleeves. Assorted colors; sizes S,M,L. Terrific assortment of girls' short sleeve bodyshirts to team with summer pants, shorts, skirts Nylon rib-knits, layered look shirt styles, jacquards. embroideries, ties, and more Assorted colors; sizes 7 to 14. Special Girls' cotton corduroy jeans with belt loops, fly front, flared legs, choice of Western or patch pockets. Assorted solid colors in sizes 7 to 14. CATALOG PHONE 792-3524 STORE HOURS: 9:00-5:00 Mon., Tues., Thurc., Sat. 9:00-9:00 Wed. & Fri. 1:00-5:00 Sunday can be on hand for family events and vacations. One woman with seven children completed a college education at night while doing temporary work during the day. The firm's 131 offices in the United States and Canada put out some 60,000 jobs last year, and it makes an effort to move temporary workers up the ladder. Although women want equal job opportunities — driving trucks, construction work, climbing telephone poles — "they aren't exactly knocking down doors to get those hard jobs," Olsten insists. Some women drive light panel trucks and many work on assembly lines. The industrial program which offers such jobs also takes over jobs that are often wasted on higher salaried employes — cleaning the stock room, wrapping packages and so on. Olsten likes to think of himself as a leader in providing equal jobs for women, "long before Women's Lib." Fifteen or 20 years ago he was putting women into jobs such as data processing, he commented. Couple Plans New Adventure Despite 118 Days Adrift ByJoyStilley NEW YORK (AP) Maralyn and Maurice Bailey relaxed on an overstuffed sofa in their roomy Manhattan hotel suite recently and talked about how just a year before they had huddled in a small raft in the Pacific, almost without hope after nearly four months adrift. They had endured blazing sun and chilling winds, drenching rains, hunger and thirst, the threat of sharks, and moments of despair as seven ships passed without seeing them. The eighth, a Korean fishing vessel, spotted them on the 119th day and now the British couple, having each regained some 40 pounds lost during the ordeal, have written a book, "Staying Alive!" It tells how they managed to do just that after their 32-foot sloop went down 250 miles from the Galapagos Islands in March 1973. Bailey, a printer, and his wife, a tax officer, were on their way to settle in New Zealand when a whale struck the vessel, named Auralyn in combination of their two names. "We didn't have a sense of danger, because we were on a shipping lane and felt a ship would come along in a couple of weeks," said the 41-year-old slightly balding Bailey. "But there was the shock of having to leave the immediate security of the yacht for the very insecure life raft." The raft was not only insecure but its 4 foot 6 dimensions were to prove almost unbearably confining, making it impossible for the 5 foot 4 Maralyn and 5 foot 11 Maurice ever to lie down. Though they had to stay under the raft's canopy most of the time for protection from sun and rain, they also had a rubber dinghy, from which they fished with hooks made from safety pins. Fish, an occasional bird and turtles caught by hand sustained them, along with rainwater and a meager supply of cans they had salvaged from their sailboat. "It seemed unnatural to eat food raw, but when you're hungry you soon get over your revulsion," said Mrs. Bailey, who celebrated her 32nd birthday on the raft by opening a rusty tin of rice pudding. N.D. Club Plays Cards MANNING - The N.D. Club met on Tuesday July 16 at the home of Louise Zubrod. At cards, Annie Ewoldt was high, Amanda Bogatzke second high and Rose Trecker received traveling. Louise had three guests at this meeting. They were Katie Petersen, Edna Kerwin and Marie Drees. The ladies enjoyed a lunch served by the hostess. The next meeting will be held on July 30 with Alta Ehlers as hostess. To pass the time they made playing cards and dominoes out of log book pages, played word games, read the two books they had rescued — and talked. "Two thirds of our time was taken up by planning our next yacht and our next adventure," Mrs. Bailey recalled. "There was nothing ironic in that. We had lived on board the Auralyn for four years, so it was a matter of replacing a home. We know we would get tired of a land-based home." They drew plans for Auralyn II on pages of Mrs. Bailey's diary, in which they also kept track of the days and recorded their activities and emotions as they drifted some 1,500 miles. At first they attempted to row the dinghy toward the Galapagos Islands while towing the raft but were, thwarted by the current. Eventually, Bailey admitted, "I knew we had lost every chance we had to reach safety on our own and I realizedthat once we had crossed the shipping lane that connects North and South America our chances to be found would be nil, even though we could have lived for two or three months. "Discomfort was the worst thing to endure," he went on. "The lack of being able to stretch out, to move, to relax. All we could do was sit in the life raft and sleep where we sat." "It took us five months before we could walk properly without getting tired and our -legs aching," added Mrs. Bailey, who had gone down to 80 pounds from her normal 120, while her husband had gone from 160 to 120 pounds. Physical problems aside, OPEN WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY NITES TILL 9-SUNDAYS 1 to 5 • Desks • Chairs • Filing cabinets Check With Us STONE'S Hwy. JO Downtown Carroll the Baileys managed to find "an area of peace in which we grew very tolerant of each other and tolerant of human beings in general." "It has probably drawn us closer together, although we had always had a closeness," Mrs. Bailey explained. "Of course, we must have had a stable relationship to undertake the trip in the first place." "Our relationship was not an alliance of expediency," her husband broke in. "We had respect and affection for each other that was always there. Without the teamwork involved our chances of survival would have been diminished. "The trip itself taught us the basic values," added Bailey, who declared emphatically that his wife's moral support, leadership qualities and enthusiasm for life were what kept him going. "We seem now to have the right priorities. Having been so close to death we feel there are far more important things in life than materialistic values." Nevertheless, they are happy about the Auralyn II, a 45-foot yacht being built by a British boat yard according to the general plans they worked out during the long cramped hours on the raft. Now .living on a small island in the English Channel, they expect to be on the move again by next summer. "One of the things we plan to do is go to Patagonia, where we'll study marine life," Bailey said. "Having spent four months observing sea creatures in their natural environment, we'd like to get back and study them more closely." In Russia craftsmen have designed Easter eggs of solid gold with gem inlays. Business & Office FIXTURES STAR DRUG PHARMACY Walgreen Agency Two Pharmacists on Duty to Give You Fast Service .— —per/enced PHARMACIST Mf/// Quote ITou Our LOWEST PRICE On Your Next PRESCRIPTION Kodak 126-12 COLOR FILM Masking Tape Listerine 14-Oz. List $1.39 Limit 1 68 Mr. Bubble 29 Ivory Liquid Charcoal Lighter BEER PRICES 12 Pack Schlitz ..*2 85 Old Milwaukee *2 55 OLY....*2 85 Milwaukee $205 Blue Ribbon $2"