Weather Forecast Showers and rain are forecast Monday for most of the easlern half of the nation. Fair weather Is expecied for the West. Cooler weather is forecast for the Northeast (AP Wirephofo Map) Carmen Dumps Heavy Rains On Gulf Stales ;-By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS : Hurricane Carmen lost most of her power today as she moved inland after c:\using two Â· deaths, widespread flooding ..and sugar cane crop destruction in Louisiana. Carmen's 135-miles-per-hour . winds dwindled to 35 m.p.h. gusts, spreading thunderstorms and rain over Texas, Florida and the lower Mississippi Valley. Thunderstorms and rain also were scattered from Lake Superior to Ihe Rockies, through the nation's. northwest corner and along the lower Atlanl coast. The only clear skies we from California into the sout ern plains. Temperatures ranged from at Sawyer Air Force Base ne Marquettc, Mich,, to 96 at Ne dies, Calif. Education Board Proposes Teacher Salary Increase LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The about the teacher pay increase v e r a g e animal Arkansas achcrs' salary would be about 0,200 in three years under a Â·oposeil budget presented to e stale Education Board by s staff Sunday. Such a budget requires legis- tive approval. The board de- rrcd action on the proposed amount is $1,7CO udgel. The $10,200 01 e than the current average alary of $8.440. The proposed increase could lake the gap between what Aransas pays its teachers and ic national average the smal- ist in terms of percentage that le state' ever has managed. his, says Education Commis- loner A. W. Ford, would be a after Willis explained that David H. Pryor, the Democratic nominee for governor, had as part of his platform a 10 per cent annual increase in leaqh- ers' salaries during Hie next biennium. Willis said Pryor "also said that anything the special session did in the way of cosl-of- living payments would be counted as part of that 10 per cent." Willis noted that during the special legislative session, f l a t cosl-of-living pay raises were given to school personnel. These raises, he said, cost the slate $8,739,600. This was subtracted from the increase pro- State Truckers Make Demands On Congress JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Fifteen members' of Ihe Ar- tansas Independent Truckers Association, who met near here Sunday, say they will stage a Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Monday, Sept. 9, 1974 AYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS t r u c k shutdown if Iheir demands are not met by Congress. The group voted lo support the National Independent Unity Committee negotiating Washington. he committee's, ncgotia- as the truckers' representative in If lions fail, ckcrs say shutdown. the Arkansas tru- they will stage a The truckers say ileslone for Arkansas. However, by the lime Ihe full Arkansas increase took effect, rovidcd. it got legislative ap- roval next year, the national verage that now is about $10,00 probably would have risen :gain, according to Earl Willis, issociate director for finance of he state Education Department. Willis said that whether the p is kept small or begins to viden depends substantially on vhat local school districts do. 'he state now pays between 56 and 58 per cent of a teacher's posed -in th 1975-76 budget, he said. salary. The increase, plus maintenance and operation funds that are included in the state's minimum foundation aid to local school districts, would cost Arcansas taxpayers $22.2 million the first year of the next biennium and $18.3 million in fiscal 1977 for a total of $10.5 million. The proposed over-all general education budget would be $289.582,295 in stale funds in the next fiscal year and $130,81)4,577 in federal funds, or a total of $420,446,872.. ..' The -.department's appropriation this fiscal year, which ends June 30, totals $349,020,257, including $102,580,511 in federal funds. For fiscal 1977, the proposed general education budget would b* $316,989,703 in state funds and $131,909,352 in federal funds for a total of $449,899,055 -about 28 per cent more than the department is authorized to spend now. The board made no comment Summers Presents Mathematics Lecture Dr. William H. Summers, associate professor of mathematics at the University of Arkansas, presented a lecture this past month at the Institution Cultural Dominico-Americano in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Dr. Summers spoke on "The Weighted Approximation Problem" Aug. 15, reporting oil research he has done at the UA and at the Institute of Mathematics of the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the currently is serving as a visiting Fulbright professor. Dr. Summers, who will return to his faculty position at the University of Arkansas after to his faculty position at the University of Arkansas after t h i s the International Congress of Mathematicians held in Vanc o u v e r , British Columbia, Aug.22. He visited Fayetteville on his way back to Brazil. irgh diesel fuel prices and low peed limits are putting them out of business. 'Recently, the committee called an emergency meeting n St. Loujs in which all slatt ndependent truckers associ aliens throughout the countrj were represented. The committee then decide to submit 12 grievances lo Con gressin the hope of getting re Successor Sought JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -like Bcebe of Searcy, a rustee of Arkansas State Uni- Â·crsity, said Saturday that Ihe ioard has narrowed ils sclec- ion of a successor to ASU 'resident Dr. Carl R. Reng to iv candidates. Bcebc said a final selection probably w i l l be made by November Rcng retires June 30, 1975, after more than 20 years serv- ice to ASU. The school's trustees met in executive session Saturday to discuss Reng's successor. The board also established procedures for inviting Ihe top [:ve candidates to the ASU campus lor interviews. icf for independent truckers. The truckers' demands include a gasoline and diesel fuct- ricc rollback of five cents per gallon with prices not to exceed 43 cents per gallon and a freeze on gasoline prices for one year. The truckers also want a monthly audit of oil companies to make sure they are keeping plenty of oil fuel on hand and uniform speed limit of 65 miles per hour for trucks and cars. The truckers want immediate action. EXPERT WATCH REPAIR ' * _ SWIFTS Northwest Arkansas Hearing Aid Center Invites You To Open House Monday, Sept. 9th thru Friday, Sept. 13rh Office hours 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. 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