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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 'SSI Alert' Seeks More Volunteers By Hogcr Green The SSI Alert program is "moving ahead on Dwight Anderson, project director, said Tuesday. As of last week, 101 volunteers had been trained to interview potential recipients of supple- menial security income (SSI) payments. Two-hour training sessions are also planned for Wednesday at p.m. and Thursday at p.m. The number of people apply- ing for SSI payments lias in- creased threefold since the pro- gram was announced last fall, James Wood, district manager of social security, said. Federal Program The SSI program is a federal takeover of assistance pro- grams to those over 65, blind or disabled. The SSI Alert program is training interviewers to seek the to people believed eligible for SSI payments in the six-county area served by local social security officials. It is funded by the Council on Aging and conducted locally by the AiMrican Red Cross in con- junction with the Area Agency for the Aging and the local social security office. 440 Names Anderson reported 440 names Needn't Worry About Payment Problem: Wood Most of the overpayment made to recipients of the new supplementary security income (SSI) in January was corrected by lower February check pay ments, James Wood, social se curity district manager, sai led with persisting Inflation. "Call the economic situation whatever you Culver said, 'people are hurting and somc- liing needs to be done on behalf of persons in the lower and mid- dle income brackets now before he economy goes into a worse economic stall." Terming a tax-cut a "sensible New Sheriff DBS MOINES (UPI) Al oona Mayor Sam Wise, ormer president of the Iowa of Municipalities and a Democrat, was appointed sherifl of Polk county Monday by the ward of supervisors to succeet Republican Sheriff Jack Woo dard, who was killed in an omobile accident north of Des koines Jan. 21. Culver Proposes Tax Cut To Nip Recession Trend idea whose time has Culver said: "If the administra- tion drags its feet, congress should take action on its own." Culver said he had communi- cated his request for a tax-cut initiative to Hep. Wilbur Mills (D A r chairman of the House Ways and Means Com- mittee where lax legislation must originate. Other Forces Culver said that the infla tionary effect of tax-cut, pump- Ford Preferred fo Nixon Serving Ouf Term: Gallup PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Forty-six percent of Americans surveyed would prefer to have Vice-president Ford finish the remainder of President Nixon's second term, the latest Gallup poll shows. The survey, taken Jan. 18-24, showed 46 percent preferring Ford over Nixon, 32 percent choosing Nixon and 22 percent expressing no preference. The latest findings followed a Gallup study released earlier this week that showed Nixon's public approval rating lo be at an all-time low of 26 percent. In the survey, adults were asked, "Here is a question au about President Richard Nixon and Vice-president Ford: If you had a choice, which man would you rather have as President be- Want ads perform an impor- tween now and the next presi- ;ant community service, read dential election in 1976 Nixon .hem daily! or Ford." 57-23 percent ratio, with 15 pcr-jused now before the situation cent undecided. Only 18 Republicans chose Nixon by a ing more purchasing power into :he economy, would be more than offset by other forces that arc acting to slow down eco- nomic growth. "For example, big increases in gasoline and fuel oil prices are having the same effect onj the economy as massive tax] increases. j "Moreover, people are pay- Ing higher taxes these days as a result of Increases In social security taxes and the fact lhat cost-of-living pay in- creases have pushed many people into higher tax brack- els." Some of the nation's leading Culver said, "are recommending a tax cut as an economic tool that should be indicators such as the lag in housing starts and the falloff in The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Feb. 5, 1974 must be that the old definition of recession has been declared automobile production don" tjno longer 'operative' for the ad- point to imminent recession, of the Democrats chose Nixon, liowcver, with 55 percent opting for Ford and 27 percent giving no preference. Nixon was the favorite of 35 percent of the independents, and Ford of 45 percent, with 20 per- cent offering no choice. According to the Gallup organ- ization, traditional Democratic groups such as blacks, Catholics and labor union families fa- vored Ford most heavily. In the South, preferences were about equally divided. By Southern whites, however, Nixon was favored by 48 per- cent to Ford's 34 percent. Rain or shine. Classified Ads will get you results. Place your ad today! "It is not just low income Families who are being hurl as the economy slows down and the inflation continues. A grow- ing percentage of middle class people are finding that pay- checks won't stretch to cover their families' needs. No Recession? "In that part of his State of the Union message that he deliv- ered on nationwide television Mr. Nixon said: 'There will be no recession in the Unitec Slates of America.' "But in the full written text, he goes on lo add that in the first part of the current year 'output will rise little if at all unemployment will rise some what and inflation will be high.' 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