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Daily News (Newspaper) - August 9, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania State library BuUding i i CL L ixon Urges Fundamental Reform Of Welfare Program WASHINGTON UPI President Nixon has laid before the on a fundamental reform of the way it treats the poor It would ssure a minimum income to ail who were willing to work and to rase who work but remain impoverished It Congress goes along bis New Federalism plan would loiible the cost and more than louble the number of persons ecelvlng public assistance It ould junk the old rules which fathers to leave home so icir families could become llglble for a monthly welfare heck In their initial reaction epublican conservatives ap eared to receive the Nixon Ian with coustterabie caution alifornia Gov Ronald Reagan r example said he wanted to reservecomment while he tudled the Presidents nation wide televised address and Senate Republican Leader Everett M Dlrksen was care fully noncommittal Under the Presidents propo sals by 1971 the earliest they could be put into effect all families of four would be eligible to receive a year each for the two adults and for each child long as the head of the household takes work or trains for it The cost to the government would be billion more than it now spends on welfare pro grams and 24 million Arnert than one in every receive assistance oi one kind or another For cities and states there was the promise of more federal funds to relieve what Nixon called the crushing cost of a welfare system which has become a monster i a colossal failure Even more significant was the promise of federal sharing of Its tax collections with the states and cities and with no strings attached This would start with million in 197U billion the following year and much more in a short time White House officials said Out With The Old And this said the President would reverse the trend under which Washington has pro duced a bureaucratic monstro sity cumbersome unresponsive and ineffective A key feature of the Presidents plan was that it would no longer be advan tageous for some not to work and no longer would a welfare recipient suffer by takinga Job which removed him from the welfare rolls Moreoverhe said For the first time the government would recognize that It has no less of an obligation to the working poor than to the non working poor And for the first time benefits would be scaled in such a way that it would always pay to work A family of five with an Income through work i of a year for instance would receive a federal WEATHER Sunnyand pleasant today High upper 70s to low 80s Cloudy with showers or thunder showers likely tonight and Sunday Low tonight In the 60s High Sunday upper 70s to low 80s Monday partly cloudy andmild subsidy While welfare benefits would not be equalized among the states the federal minimum would tend to curb the migration of southern blacks to big cities in the north where welfare payments are higher Mississippi now pays a welfare mother with three children a month while NewJersey pays To encourage welfare reel Plents to train for Jobs they would receive a a month bonus for taking training and Nixon promised to find 150 000 new training slots for heads of families now on welfare To enable welfare mothers to work he called for day care centers for their children The billion cost is high Nixon said but by 1971 toe money will be available and anyway This is a reform wi cannot afford not to under take Opposition Expected Liberals were expected to object to a provision that would deny food stamps to those who sign up for the federal minimum supports Conserva tives were expected to com plain about the cost and about greater federal control over who gets assistance and how previously left to states counties and cities The National Welfare Rights Organization a group of militant black welfare mothers called Nixons annual minimumpay meat to a family of four inadequate It said was needed for the basic necessities Nixon said while the costs would be high eventually as people received rather than welfare costs would decline His plan he said would end the govern ments chronic failure to deliver the service that it Of the present welfare system he said this It breaks up homes It often penalizes work It robs recipients of dignity And it The President promised to send Congress next week three Contd on Page 8 rOL48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION SATURDAY AUGUST 9 1969 NO 163 ates n Open ttding esper service Is Tomorrow Holiday Sliare Begins Nation Waiting For Price Boosts Middle East Jirectors with more than 200 ITS of service on the board d today that the 1969 Hunt don County Fair will be out 109th annual agricultural xisitlon opens officially Mon with the largest livestock v in Central Pennsylvania biggest baby beef show In Assemblyman Orvllle E Snare of Huntingdon departed from Ken nedy Airport In New York City today for a twoweek tour of the MiddleEast Taking advantage of the Gen eral Assemblys recess Snare Istraveling at hisown expense He stated that the trip Is being Franc Devalued In Surprise Act PARIS UPI Millions of Frenchmen caught by surprise by devaluation of the franc today awaited the other shoe to drop iri the form of price increases and austerity measures in the struggle to prop up the nations shaken economy Finance Minister Valery Gis r history a recordbreaking taken to fulfill a longtime de rvest Time Pavilion an ex sire to travel in this part of the lent entertainment program cpuptry out thai despite the military con flict between the Arab countries exhibitsand an en ged midway The traditional vesper service 1 be held at the fairgrounds norrow eveningat e Rev Edward Z Utts of wton Hamilton retired Meth st minister will be the main aaker at the Sunday service e Gloryland Quartet will fur h special vocal music John Hegedus Huntingdon unty Sunday School Assocla n vice president predicted to that it will be the largest per service ever He noted t leaders of 134 Sunday Schools the 14 county districts have m asked to promote this years Dgram Hegedus will be the ster of ceremonies The fairgrounds have never n In better condition thanks a crew of workers under direction of John Da vis board mber Curing the weekend the grounds 1 come alive as concession 3 by the score move in The rris Hannum Shows will give fair a large dazzling mid y udglng will start Monday fnlng soon after the gates Contd on Page 2 Contd on Page b VFW Head Will Visit Huntingdon Lowell H Norris of Altoona new state commander of the Vet erans ofForeign Wars will vis it Huntingdon on Sunday Sept 28 for the Central Region School of Instruction VFW leaders from 19 counties are slated to attend the school to be held at Standing Stone Post No 1754 VFW It Is expected that between 125 and 150 persons will meet at the Huntingdon post home on Penn Street for the event Charles E Lindsay comrnan der oi Post 1754 will welcome the visitors to Huntingdon State Commander Norris will outline his program of action dur irig the Sunday session Already Contd on Page 8 card went on televi A f sion Friday night to announce lMoili1lt UMO France was devaluing the franc by 12s7 per cent It means the cents rattiertiian Gis card stain g said itwas the only way He said France otherwise would have been but of gold reserves and foreign currency by the end of the year President Georges Pompidou Mr and Mrs Armon Gunni said devaluation was ineviiason and Mrs John Kinsloe co ble chairmen of the Mount Union In Washington the Treasury Chapter of the American Red Department said it would not Cross project Shop Early an affect thevalue of the dollar nounced that the Christmas bpxes although the executive board of of surgical supplies for hospi the Fund matter Sunday The French government said Huntingdon Escapees Being Held In Stickup Two escapees from the Hunt ingdon State Correctional Instit ution are being held today in California in connection with a robbery after a crosscountry trip ina car stolen in McAlevys Fort Aj third man suspected of rob ing a savings and loan office Getting Ready For The Fair the decision to devalue Contd on Page 12 International Monetary tals in Vietnam will be packed was meeting on the and mailed beginning the week of August 11 In the meantime women of the Green Street Village and others in the community are busy Cork ing on the of the project They are engaged in making one hundred ditty bags which will be packed and sent at the end of the month More funds are needed to purchase necessary articles for the ditty bags Relatives have told committee members howdelighted their sons have been not only with the original contents of these handy bags but with the satis faction of having their essential Contd on Page 8 INSIDE THE NEWS Along the Juniata12 Ann Landers 7 Classified Ads12 Church Page 3 Crossword13 Comicsll Historical Sketches 6 Society Club10 Sports4 The Teener Players Arrive Pack Home AIA OA x m ease tieinienem but was ffiven 9 tne State VFW Teener Tournamentin DM wmui weicui Huntingdon lost 32 in the champlonshlp s given awarn Welcome oytownspeope Jairat v after the agents V The escapees beingheldin cust ody are Joseph William Pringle 26 Pittsburgh and William David Wentroble 29 Turtle Creek Pringle and Wentroble were charged with escaping July 9 the SCI Forestry Camp in Alan Seeger Forest Jackson Township and with stealing a 1969 Plymouth Barracuda coupe and driving it to California Also arrested Thursday night in a South Lake Tahoe motel with them were Frederick William Piert 26 Sylmar Calif wanted In the July 31 robbery of from a Gibraltar savings andloan office in Panorama City Pringle and Wentroble were suspected of taking part in the robbery The car they were accused of stealing the property of Larry Stewart McAlevys Fort Hunt ingdon RD 2 was found at Pierts residence The four were scheduled to be taken to Los Angeles today to answer to warrants It will be recalled that two j other Inmates escaped from the Contd on Page 8 AllStars Get Enthusiastic Welcome Youre The Greatest Thafs what thesignatMlllers reads and thats what the crowd told the Huntingdon Teener All Stars last night Over 500 persons gathered in Huntingdon Municipal Parking Lot to welcome home the All Stars runnersup for the Penn sylvania championship in the 20th annual State VFW Teener Tour ney The Huntingdon team lost a heartbreaker 32 to Northeast Bethlehem at DuBois yesterday afternoon Mayor M H DeForrest was the main speaker at the enthusi astic welcome home program He reviewed the tensionpacked play at DuBois andlaud ed the AllStars as Gentlemen who played like professionals He noted that the team is a tremendous asset to Hunting Mayor DeForrestintroduced eight boys on the team who were members of the Huntingdon Little League A 11Stars in 1966 that won the state championship Tom Contd on Page 8 Mrs Beulah Beaver of McConnellstown weaves a lovely red white and blue afghan in an effort to get it finished in time to exhibit in the Huntingdon County Fair next week She planned the trUiolored afghans as a tribute to the astronauts and their spectacular moon landing Sitting on a centuryold rocker that has been in the family since it was new Mrs Beaver works surrounded by other specimens of her handiwork a brown and orange woven afghan a multl colored crocheted afghan a foursided potholder patch blanket hooked rug enibroidered Hunting Needlework Fills Licenses Received The 196970 hunting licenses will goon sale Thursday An just 14 at the office of Hunt ingdon County Treasurer Rich ard E kidd in the courthouse KIdd said today that he has received 4400 regular hunting licenses 680 junior licenses 340 nonresident licenses and 700 archery tags Huntingdon County has beenaL located 9600 doe licenses but they Have not been received No statewide acceptance date for antlerless deer license ap plications has been announced the county official emphasized The regular license sells for the junior license costs the nonresident license and the archery tag Persons buying archery licenses must also have a regular hunt ing license Treasurer Kidd noted that a Digest of Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Regulations is fur nished free with each license Issued Resident licenses are issued Contd on Page 8 Her Leisure Hours BY MARY MURRAY Daily News Staff Writer Needlework can be fun practical and according to Mrs Beulah Beaver of McCpnnellstownit isnt nardl She explained that she did most of her work in her leisure hours on cozy winter evenings while watching television with amazing results two hooked rugs four afghans crocheted potholders and doilies and some embrodery She tatted edges on several handker chiefs top but added that tatting was slow and painstaking work Seatedon a rocking chair that boasted a history of nearly 100 years with the Beaver family Mrs Beaver worked on a red white and blue alghanand des cribed the origin of the rocker It was my husbands parents wedding gift from his uncle who received two rockers at his wed ding Stillin the family the rocker serves as Mrs Beavers favorite chair while she embroid crochets weaves or tats WOVEN AFGHAN Boalsburg Commission ers Harry F Schmoll Jr of Boalsburg R D 1 has assumed Us duties as regional director As she wove Mrs Beaver a Pennsylvania Crime woman with a gentle manner and commission Department of Jus a shy smile explained the makings of a woven afghan so simple anyone could do it Three strands of yarn are woven embraces Qf Bedford Centre Clinton Columbia Ful Unique Big Top Slated For August 23 Circus Kirk Will Visit Huntingdon The circus goes to church Or is it the church goes to the circus The answer is both at Circus Kirk for kirk is Danish for church and the big show will be presented in Huntingdon on Saturday August 23 at the Huntingdon Fairgrounds under the auspices of the Huntingdon Council of Churches and other con gregations Montour Northumberland Sny der Somerset and Union as well as Harrlsburg Schmoll prior to his appoint ment was legal assistant to the contracts coordinator office of vice president for research at the Pennsylvania Stalls Univer sity Contd on Page 12 Two Guilty Pleas Heard There will be two performmusicians also are Christian youth all recruited for a sum ances 2 and 8 pml this central Pennsylvania tented mer of adventure of Joining the circus which is operating this spangled sawdust circus trail summer as a Christian inter for the love of God and Christ denominational interracial comian brotherhood munity of youth Sponsors are Church officials see this circus the Central Pennsylvania and as a new vehicle of evangelism Western Pennsylvania West Virmission and service and its young gin ia synods of the Lutheran performers are presenting cir Church in America cus performances in some 62 Virtually all its performers Pennsylvania communities this are Christian high school and i summer sponsored by local Lu college students Electricians mechanics cooks riggers and Contd on Page Two defendants pleaded guilty yesterday during a session of Huntingdon County Couct Judge R Merle Heffner president and District Attorney Newton C Tay lor represented the Common wealth Ronald Wilson121 Petersburg came into court to plead guilty to two charges assault and bat tery and assault withIntent to ravish Testimony was taken and Judge Heffner decided there was insuf flcient evident to substantiate the Contd on Page i2jkW
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