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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1974, Ada, OklahomaFoo of stamp program drops big Load on local welfare personnel by Cathy Hobbs total caseload of the food Stamps program in Pontotoc county is now up to about cases. The new program which be Gan nov. 1, has added a new Load of paper work to caseworkers at the social services Cen Ter. Floyd Hardin administrator department of institutions so Cial and rehabilitative ser vices recently outlined changes taking place in the local Wel fare office. Even though a centra1 state computer handles much of the food Stamps information the amount of paperwork at county level is still Stag Gering. The county caseworkers must re certify each person receiving food Stamps who is not recies ing any other welfare Assis Tance every three to six months Hardin said. Included in the re certification process is a required Home visit he said. About cases in the county fall into this category and must be reassessed every few months. The staff must also keep up with the work of handling other assistance programs. They pro Cess about 40 to 50 applications each month for nursing care and Aid for crippled children. Well just have to work it out because we re not going to get any More har Din said. So far the office has been Able to stay abreast of the re certification paperwork head ded. Eligibility for food Stamps is based on the size of the family and their net income. Participants Purchase food coupons at a rate determined by their needs. For example a family might qualify to buy Worth of food coupons for each month. In some adult pro Grams have cropped due to the federalization of some state welfare programs Hardin said. When the supplemental Security income program began at the end of last year it raised the income Levels of some adults who were then not Eli Gible for state Aid Hardin said. The Standard state payment for the Low income elderly receiving a supplemental Security income payment is now a Flat a month he added. Others receiving social secur Ity checks May become ineligible for certain types of Aid when the 11 per cent social Security hike becomes later this year Hardin said. In other areas tire county caseload for the Aid to dependent children program has remained relatively stable at about 232 cases he said. In addition the county now has 27 cases listed in the Aid to the Blind program 293 cases in Aid to the disabled and 942 cases of old age assistance. Rumor has it president Nixon is seeking support for an increase in payments to welfare recipients. He must really be planning on paying those Back taxes. The Ada sunday news 71th year no. 21 38 pages sunday edition of the Ada evening news Ada Oklahoma sunday 1974 10 cents weekday 15 cents sunday president meets with european leaders in Paris talks aimed at Healing relations Jay Schmidt Midwest City High school above and Bobby domes Valliant High school were the two outstanding exhibitors at the Oklahoma science and engineering fair at East Central. Staff photos Paris a president Nixon met with european Lead ers saturday in an Effort to help boost sagging american european relations. Very Little was disclosed officially about the talks but american sources indicated the main substance dealt with improving the consultative proc esses within the Atlantic Al Liance. The discussions also were believed to have touched on the status of arms limitations negotiations Between the United states and the soviet Union and the Prospect of East West troop reductions in Central Europe. Nixon had flown to Paris to attend a memorial mass for the late French president Georges Pompidou. He originally was scheduled to return to washing ton on saturday afternoon but delayed his departure until Sun Day. Nixon talked with British prime minister Harold Wilson German Chancellor Willy Brandt interim French presi Dent Alain Poher italian presi Dent Giovanni Leone and Dan ish Premier Poul Hartling. All five represent member nations of the North Atlantic treaty organization and the european common Market. Nixon was expected to meet sunday morning with soviet president Nikolai Podgorny and japanese Premier Kakuei Tan aka. In sunday s meeting with Podgorny Nixon was expected to Deal with the arms limitation talks balanced troop cuts in Europe and his scheduled visit to the soviet Union this sum Mer. First concert slated in new Coal county sheriff Center submits resignation state science fair winners named at dec Jay Schmidt Midwest City High school and Bobby Dor Ries Valliant High school were named the two outstanding exhibitors a the Oklahoma Sci ence and engineering fair sat urday. They will receive All expense paid trips to the International science and engineering fair to be held in South Bend ind., in May. Schmidt s project an enclosed life support system was an attempt to recreate the Ada ministers schedule holy week services a series of noon Day meditation services during holy week Are planned by the Ada ministerial Alliance. The services begin monday with the final session scheduled Good Friday. All services begin at noon at the first Christian Church and will be concluded at 12 30 . They Are especially de signed for members of the downtown business Community. The services will be held on the theme of the seven words from the a total of 10 local ministers Are involved in the services and a different Church will be in charge of the music each Day. Speakers and leaders for the five services Are monday the Rev. J. E. Dor Man first Christian Church and major John Tharp Salva Tion army. Tuesday the Rev. W. I. Smith first United methodist and the Rev. Clyde Margrave Church of god. Wednesday the Rcv. La Royce Brown Cumberland presbyterian and the Rev. Philip Berning St. Joseph s Catholic Church. Thursday the Rev. Charles Hill Philemon Baptist and the Rev. Ray d. Gearing first presbyterian. Friday the Rev. F. H. Bolerjack first Nazarene and Rev. Dorrance Manning first pentecostal holiness. Earth s life support system for possible trips to outer space or beneath the oceans. The project used a Type of algae in water to produce oxygen and food. Waste matter in the system in turn nourished the algae. A White mouse was kept alive in the system the entire nine weeks of the Experiment. Dorris project. Analysis of water in Southeastern Oklahoma was concerned with water Quality in this area. He measured and displayed the amount. Of poisons washed into Small streams and Ponds from various Industrial and automobile pollutants. Schmidt s project also won Best of fair in the senior High division an award that car Ries with it a Cash prize. Randy Elliot Duncan Junior High won 8200 in the Junior High division carrying off the Best of fair award in that division. This year s state fair was the largest yet with a total of 221 participants or. Don Kellogg fair director said. Energy Type projects seemed to dominate this year with 24 Energy related projects entered and Many More under the new environmental Quality category he said. This was the highest qual Ity science fair he said. I have High Hopes for those we re sending on to International Here Are the winners of the Oklahoma science and engineering fair award announced saturday at a closing awards banquet at East Central. High school biological sciences first place Lonnie Kennedy Davis High second Alan Smith Walters High and third Guinn Heavener High school. See winners Page 8 Indian awareness week begins monday on East Central Campus the East Central tribal coun cil will sponsor an Indian Awa reness week monday through saturday at the College. The week will include pro Grams for High school students adults and College students and will feature Art exhibits recreational activities and talks by local and National Indian Lead ers. Indian dress Day on Mon Day will kick off the week. An Art exhibit will be set up in the student Union from 8 a. M. To 5 . At 1 ., coun cil members will swim in the indoor Pool in the health build ing. Or. Robert v. Garner chair Man of the geography depart ment will give the opening address the Indian contribution to world at 7 . In the student Union lounge. Arts and crafts will be Dis played in the science building tuesday through Friday. At 7 . Tuesday Don Neconie american Indian movement will speak in the student Union. Oklahoman for Indian Opportunity will meet at 3 . Wednesday in the student Union lounge. On thursday buddy Mealor Oklahoma Indian rights association will speak in the North lounge of the student Union at 7 . Friday is students Day. Area High school students Are invited to attend a program in Sci ence Hall auditorium at 10 . Or. William Benham director of the office of Indian Educa Tion programs Washington d. C., will be the main speaker. Career Booths will be set up in the student Union ballroom that afternoon. Friday evening a gospel sing ing will be held in science Hall auditorium at 7 . Dena Harragarra miss Indian okla homa will be present. Saturday is parents Day. At 1 . A forum and discussion featuring the chiefs of the five civilized tribes will be presen Ted in science Hall auditorium. A stick Ball game at 3 . And a pow wow from 6 to 10 . Will Cap off the week. Country Rock Star b. W. Ste Venson will be in town april 18 to hold the first concert in East Central s new Kerr activities Center. Sponsored by the student Senate and Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity the concert begins at 8 . All seats Are reserved. Tick ets which Are s3 and ?4, Are now on Sale in the dec student Union. Out of the seats Avail Able for the concert Over 800 have already been sold or. Rudy Lewis Dean of students said we be tried to go first class on this and we Hope the Community and the schools will help us he said. The activities Center is finished except for the permanent opera Type seating which will not be installed until May. Folding chairs will be set up in the permanent seating area or. Lewis said. Blocks of seats Are being held for different groups who wish to sit together during the con Cert including separate blocks of seats for High school Community and faculty members. Bacone College Murray state Southeastern state and Seminole Junior College have already bought groups of seats or. Lewis said. Stevenson a Dallas resident has several recent hits which include my and Sha the son of commercial artists he studied music at North Texas state University and plays piano and guitar. Stevenson s influences include Bob Dylan Jack Elliott Steve stills and the Moody blues. Coalgate jump sheriff of Coal county has submitted his resignation. Jump took the action after a temporary restraining order was issued removing him As custodian of the county jail. The court action stemmed from a petition filed March 29 in District court alleging the sheriff violated several state Laws in regard to jail activities. The petition was filed by John Axton assistant District attorney. The petition alleges jump 1. Failed to maintain a jail Register. 2. Knowingly permitted the prisoners in the Coal county jail to use the Coal county jail for conducting or carrying on a gambling game. 3. Failed to separate a male minor age fourteen 14 years from the adult prisoners. The petition also alleges jump permitted a prisoner to visit a Friend unsupervised out Side the confines of the county jail allowed prisoners to retain Money while in jail and failed to Post jail rules in every cell. District judge Lavern Fishel issued a temporary restraining order March 29, preventing the sheriff from supervising any jail activities. An application to Disi Sciss the petition was filed in the court clerk s office april 1, after jump submitted his resignation. County commissioner Bill Sandman said undersheriff Roy Ott will supervise the jail and sheriff s office activities until the term of office terminates Jan. 1, or until a new sheriff is appointed. Group seeks out residents eligible for monthly checks the Ada task Force a local Volunteer group has organized a Community Effort in Pontotoc county to reach elderly Blind and disabled people who May be eligible for monthly govern ment checks. The checks Are issued by the Federal government under a new program called supplemental Security income the Volunteer Effort project ssi Alert is part of a nation wide Effort to provide information about the program to those in financial need. Computer car pooling becoming More popular by the associated press the High Price of gasoline has spurred new interest in car pools among people who rejected pleas to got together to save fuel but arc willing to team up to save Money. An associated press Survey on saturday showed that car Pool plans proliferated in the Early Days of the gasoline shortage but interest declined As gasoline availability grew. Computer organized pro Grams Drew thousands of applicants but authorities in Many areas were disappointed with the number of people who actually participated. Now however with gasoline prices soaring up to 60 cents a gallon in some areas commuters who drive to work Are Tak ing a new look at the idea of car pools. They also Are lured by cheaper parking rates and insurance savings offered in some areas. The Price of gasoline has gotten to the Point where More people Are ready to participate in car said John Woodward of the Topeka kan., planning department. He said the City had responses from state employees who indicated they would be inter ested in joining car pools. Miami radio station Wood has processed More than applicants through its computer since it started compute a ride two months ago. Officials say hundreds of people have been matched up Al though they Don t have exact figures. We have switched to promoting the saving of Money rather than gasoline As prices continue to program manager Ken Warren said. Another Wood spokesman Mike costello said that More and More callers Are inquiring about economic savings rather than fuel availability. The Connecticut transportation department said its computers had matched up 000 potential car coolers. Project manager Charles Gudiatis said interest in the program declined recently but added we Are still getting applications because of the Cost of the Phoenix Mutual life insurance co. In Hartford conn., offered a Day to any employee who did t drive to work. The company said it has paid out in the past four months. Travellers insurance offered free parking to car poo lers. Car pooling has t caught on yet in Jackson miss., but a City spokeswoman said once Gas gets really expensive people probably will be More interested people like the convenience of their cars at lunch time and you just can t do that with a car the recipient of ssi checks must be 65 and Over or under 65 but Blind or disabled or. V. Duane Moore task Force chairman said. Supplemental Security pay ments were sent automatically to those 65 or older who were receiving Public assistance As of december 1973. Also those disabled or Blind individuals who received Public assistance payments for june and december 1973, automatically received ssi checks. All other persons must apply. Payments will be made by the social Security administration but the program is Separ ate from regular social secur Ity. Some individuals May receive an ssi payment in addition to their regular social Security Check if their total income is Low enough to qualify. By fitter social Security manager said his office and social Security offices across the nation Are cooperating in in ssi Alert. The local office is located in the social services Center. As the project develops other organizations will be contacted. Other local Volunteer groups wishing to take part May Call Wayne majors project Leader at 3316561

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