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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: July 28, 1974 - Page 6

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Cedar Kaplds Gazette: Sun.. July 28. 1974 Both Sides Have Say in Linn Food Stamp Hassle By Dale Kueter It's tough, unless you per- haps are directly involved. 11 separate the alleged from the alleged villains in the current spat over delivery of food stamp services to the nerjy I.ir.n "There has to be a better way" lamented one food stamp applicant to The Ga- zette after waiting several hours at the department of social services. "We are responded Judy Bently, who took over early this year as director of income maintenance for Linn county social services, which includes overseeing the food stamp program. "In June I got food stamps the same day I walked a man said. "1 went in this morning and they put me off." The man was desperate. Ho claimed to have no money to buy food. The commission on veterans affairs would pay for his food stamps, but now he needed an appointment to be certified to buy the stamps. "We have no car. I walked downtown. Last month we didn't need an appointment." Later he said it took seven hours before he received food stamps. They had a time problem here before I came, said Mrs. Bently. "Then some had to wait all day long. I suggested some come at 8, some at 10, Food Sfamp Schedule Changes Thursday of serial services is revamp- ing its schedule for selling foi'd Mamps. Thurs- day. The food stamp ofiiee. 4HO Tiiird avenue SE, will sell cou- pons from 
                            

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