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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

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Monday, July 15, 1974
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Education Benefits Most From Special Legislative Session LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Education, in one form of anoltier, was the major beneficiary of the three-week special legislative session which came to a close late Friday. Gov. Dale Bumpers did not get everything he wanted, and what he got was not always in the form he requested, but he got most of what he wanted in one form of another. The notable exception is his request for operating money and land-purchase funds for the Commission. The whole legislative package added about $34 million to the ;slate's obligations for continuing programs -- i t e m s the state will have to keep financing in coming years. The EPC request was clearly the major setback for Bumpers. The General Assembly refused to appropriate $2,910,000 Bumpers wanted the EPC to have to buy land to be preserved for its natural, historical or archeological significance. Not only that, the legislature wouldn't even appropriate $60,000 to pay for an EPC office, staff and expenses. EPC members, including several legislators, have been, paying expenses oat of their own,pockets. Several compromise efforts loosened but did not overcome legislative intransigence on EPC, even though Bumpers' original special session request was $7 million below what he unsuccessfully sought for the program in th'j 1973 regular · legislative session. Bumpers displayed a great deal of give and take in getting what he got. He did not originally seek in- proposed raises for academic personnel to $300 and put the nonacademic personnel owned for the 4 per cent, $400, $600 plan. The governor did get about what he wanted on the largest single program -- expansion of medicaid. T h e General Assembly ', agreed to spend $7 million in slate funds to bring in about $22 million in federal funds to- increase medicaid coverage to include persons whose income is over the poverty level but exceeds that level by less than 33 1-3 per cent. Tins will add about 128,000 people to medi- caid coverage, most of them children in families among the "working poor.'* MEDICAID EXTENDED That would make about 300,000 Arkansans eligible for medi- caid services. The legislative also added 143 employes to the-Social and Re- labilitative Services Department, restored 148 positions Ihat were trimmed out by the legislature in 1973, kept 80 positions that the legislature, had marked for termination, and fattened state payments to From Mechanics To Miners rAYETTEVILLE. ARKANSAS Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Mon., July 15, 1 9 7 4 * Variety Of Strikes Plague U. S. Striking mechanics hoisted pickets against National Airlines today and copper workers valked out on four major producers In a strike that threatened to involve 30,000 industry employes. Meanwhile, 82 of the 585 striking police officers in Balli more were fired and others were told they would be dis oiplined. One-fourth of the city's cops walked off the job in a wage dispute last Thursday joining some 3,000 other strik ing city workers. In Ohio, prison eadline Sunday. Up lo 30,000 vorkers could ultimately be died by the strike, about half t them in Arizona where 52 cent of the nation's copper s mined. Wages are the principal issue. Average salaries are about 14.50 houurly in the industry PRISON GUARDS STRIKE OHIO: Some 2,000 stale em ployes, mostly prison guards and blue-collar workers, are striking at seven penal centers and five mental health hospi guards am iscussed today between Gcncr-' I Motors Corp. and striking Jniled Aulo Workers. Local 112 officials said negotiations Sunday produced very little, 'he strike, which began Friday, has fdled 7,800 hourly vage earners at the Chevrolet Vega and van truck assembly ines. Senior employes' rights to shift preferences, producl standards and distribution ol overtime were among major outstanding issues. PLYMOUTH. Mich. -- Super other workers picketed a doze state facilities in hopes of get ting a pay raise. State liquo store employes vowed to join i the strike today. Elsewhere, shipworkers, miners, autoworkers and bus drivers were involved in other strikes and labor disputes. Here It began at one prison 6 and has gradual! visors have assumed guard duty at Uie Detroit House of Corrections where 175 guards and other employes walked off .heir jobs in a contract dispute, Saturday. Public Links Title PASADENA, Calif. -- Charlie Barenaba of Hawaii shot a final round three-over-par 75, for a 72-holc total of 290. for a two- shot triumph in the 49th U.S. Amateur Public Clvampionship. Links Golf Sen. Weicker is a rundown NAPLES. Fla. tals. July spread with more walkouts pccted. The Teamsters, one o three unions whose member are involved, sanctioned th strike Sunday. The other two unions urged employes to work. National Guard troops watched over the state's main prison at Lucasville. Courts cities have issued About 1,600 creased drawing benefits checks state's four retirement systems, but he wound up agreeing to that when legislators insisted. The governor wanted pay increases for state employes, college personnel and teachers. He ·got thm all, but none in the form he first espoused. Bumpers wanted state em- ploye raises'to simply be another step up on the pay plan contained in Act 199 of 1969, the Uniform Compensation and Classification Plan. The legislature held firm for an across-the-board pay boost until Bumpers vetoed the bill that would have given each of the 12,500 Act 199 employes a raise of $425. Then the General Assembly moved to the position -'that Bumpers had moved to in an attempt to avoid a flat increase '.--· a 4 per cent pay boost with ·minimum raise of $400 and a '""AVERAGE INCREASES The governor sought teacher : «alary increases that he said ·would average $250. He used 'the word "average" because he intended for the money to be distributed under the . formula nursing homes that care for elderly welfare patients. Besides the $34 million in added operations, the legislature went with Bumpers on his requests for about $29 million more in construction projects, almost all of it at the institutions of -higher education. The expenditures will reduce the present state revenue surplus from about $70 million to about $40 million. The items, and amounts, ben- , . efitting aspects of education in- ally seek in- duded these . for those _ $85 m inj on for public under the sc h QO [ teacher salary increases. This will be $300 per teacher on top of the "average" $532 raise receive from th state this fall. --$1,3 for benefit increases of 6 per cent for retired personnel, including teachers, college instructors and nonacadmic em- ployes, Highway Department employes and State Police. --$4.5 million to expand the public school kindergarten pro- »ram. This will make $12 mil- this fall. --$1.5 million to expand the program of providing free textbooks in the upper four grades. Sen. Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., R-Conn., a member of t h e Senate Watergate Committee, answers a question during his appearance on CBS" "Face the Nution" program Sunday from Washington. Welcker talked about the Impeachment p r o c e e d i n g s against President Nixon'. (AP Wirepholo) mechanics. Inspectors, clerks, cleaners and fuel truck drivers of the International Association of Machinists struck National Airlines after an impasse in negotiations over fringe benefits. A union negotiator said other unions would honor IAM pick- Makarios Sought Independence From Britain, Church Reform ets and the shut down. London and airline would be . By The Associated Press Archbishop Makarips, a bearded, soft-spoken priest, led Cyprus through its bloody war of independence from Britain. He became its first president and was beset by the sectarian feuding and terrorism that has dogged the island nation ever since it became free. Born Michael Mouskos at Panayia on Aug. 13, 1913. he was the son of a Greek Cypriot lerdsman. When he was 13, he entered a stayed for In the Minimum Aid program. Foundation That would have given some This program was begun last year. The state had for years provided books free in the lower eight grades. --$3 million more in transportation aid to the public schools. --$500,000 more in equalization aid, which is distributed among about 50 of the state's poorest districts. - $3.2 million for the college personnel salary increases. --$10.3 million in additional construction funding for the University of Arkansas Medical Centr in Little Rock. --$11.3 million in additional construction funding at the oth- r state-supproted Institutions monastery seven years. and He went to Greece in 1938 to study theology and took the name Makarios, meaning "blessed," when he became a monk. Ordained in 1946, he came to the United States to study at Boston University and served priest in Orthodox churches in New England. When Makarios returned to National 45 cities serves in the teachers in poor districts more than $250 and other teachers m richer districts less than $250. Legislators, who have caught flak from the homefolks when raises of "average" amount turned out to be less than publicized, raised the proposed increases to $300 for each of the 20,600 teachers and disregarded the MFA formula. . Bumpers had proposed college salary increases about the same as the $250 average for public school teachers. The legislators, with Bump ers' eventual assent, raised the Man Cruises Around Vancouver In Bathtub NANAIMO, B.C. (AP) -Fred Maguire has become the first person to circumnavigate Vancouver Island in a bathtub. Maguire, 30, already held one bathtub record before he began his nautical adventure. In 1973, he sailed a bathtub 150 miles from here to Seattle in 33 hours, 26 minutes. The tub which completed the 950-mile trip around the island Is powered by a six-horsepower outboard motor and can cruise at about 10 miles an hour. Maguire set out July 4 and returned home Sunday. Pfeifer Dies LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Harry William Pfeifer, Jr., 67, of Little Rock, vice chairman of the board of M. M. Colin Co., died Sunday. Pfeifer was a director of the Urban Progress Association, a former president of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Pulaski County and a former board member of the Temple B'nai Israel at Little Rock. He also served as one of the organizers of the Committee of 100 that raised money to attract an Air Force Base to Pulaski County and was a member of the board of trustees of the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation. 5Uppri of higher education. Cyprus in 1949 as Bishop of Ki- tlon, he had two missions in mind: to spur independence from British rule and to reorganize the Cypriot church. In 1950, at the age of 37, he was elected archbishop -- and his campaign was on in full. But Makarios soon ran i n t o opposition from the Turkish Cypriot minority because of his support for enosis -- union with Greece. The Turkish Cypriots opposed this. The fight he led against the British in the early 1950s began with passive resistance, then undergrounds were formed to battle the British with smuggled arms. In 1956, the British seized the archbishop and exiled him to the Seychelles Islands. He returned in 1959 as a national hero and the undisputed leader of the Greek Cypriots. He was elected president at the end of 1959; his term, was' extended by the House of Representatives, and in 1968 he was re-elected to another five-year term. Over the years Makarios came to value Cypriot self-determination above enosis. As president, he sought to establish a constitution that' protected both the Greek Cypriot majority and the Turkish Cypriot minority. . But late in 1963 he proposed constitutional changes that the Turkish Cypriots considered threats to the rights of their United States with 150 daily flights. It employs about 8,000 persons. 20 PER CENT INCREASE A wage increase of between 17 and 20 per cent apparently was agreeable to both sides but insurance, pensions, holidays, and vacation time were the talks. PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Workers struck four of the nation's largest producers of copper -American Smelting and Refin- helps Dodge Corp., and Ke-C r ing Co., Magma Copper Co.', Phelps Dodge Corp., and Ken- necott Copper Co. Several smaller firms -- Inspiration, Cities Service and Miami Copper Co. (near Miami, Ariz.) -also were being picketed. The United Steelworkers of America spearheaded talks for a coalition of 26 copper unions. ASARCO's operations in Maryland and New Jersey were struck first after no agreement was reached on a new three year contract by the midnight several orders restricting picket activity. Strikers are demanding legislative action to provide a 31- cent per hour pay increase. Prison guards start at $3.52 an hour. BALTIMORE, Md. -- The tentative settlement to the municipal employes strike and agreement on economic issues in the police dispute were announced only hours before a morning deadline set by a rights warfare followed. Makarios opposed a Turkish plan to partition the island, and In early 1964, a United Nations force came In and restored a modi- cum of order. The Greek Cypriot underground continued terrorism, however, aimed at achieving enosis, and earlier this month Makarios warned that the underground and the Greek military regime might be joining forces to overthrow or assassinate him. judge who threathened the union leaders with jail term's for failing to end the walkouts. Both unions also were under heavy PATROLMEN STRIKE About one-fourth of the city's 2,400 patrolmen were off the Job Sunday night. Police Commissioner Donald D Pomerleau said Sunday lha 1 there will be no general amcs ty and announced he had fired 8?- officers who were on proba tion when they walked out. Hi said then that any officer wish ing to return to work could di so without fear of punishment. Able said today: "We have ii effect been told by the polic commissioner that if we settl the strike and go back, thcr will be reprisals taken agains us...No American could bow t such terms and coercion." The police had demanded starting wage of $10,000 com pared to the present $8,761, an a top scale increase from th present $11,082 to $13,500. San tation workers demanded a 5f cent-an-hour increase which o ficials say would raise the pay to $4 an hour. The city o fered all employes a 5.5 pe cent increase in this year's fi cal budget. LORDSTOWN, Ohio · Aboi 4.000 open grievances and 41 1 cal contract issues were to b BEFORE YOU REPLACE YOUR OLD HEATING SYSTEM...OR ADD CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING Ask about the amazing General Electric WEATHERTRON HEAT PUMP ONE system COOLS HEATS your entire home quietly, efficiently, dependably Switches from heating to cooling automatically, as required. 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