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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 5, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 1812159th 19 Bedford november 1971 senator cites county couple welfare cases pad pay with Hawbaker there is a family of five in Bedford relates Elmer in which the father earns a monthly on top of he receives each month in Public add it the family in come is per the annual total would be without the mans the local welfare office could not verify that the in but one worker its entirely such cases Are not but not heres How the Franklin county constructs the Case the family earns a month and is Given a credit of plus a credit of on third of the remaining or for a total credit of these part of the work incentive reduce the mans income to for accounting prior to the work incentive Hawbaker if a person receiving Public assistance were to take a Job one or two Days a the Money earned would be deducted from his monthly a person who took employment when it was offered to him would have no More income than the person who refused pm the Federal government initiated the program and Pennsylvania climbed aboard creating monumental problems for local boards of Hawbaker Points the program was so carelessly implemented that it actually encourages people to look for but does not get them off the welfare in a recent newspaper column he if More people knew the details of How the program thousands of people would now be cashing in on it who presently have no idea they Are eligible for welfare the Bedford county composed of a wife and three with no work at All would be eligible to draw in Public by applying the and on third their income is reduced to and under Federal Law they would be eligible for a month in because of further work Plemen Ted by the Penn Sylvania of Hawbaker goes additional credits Are granted against the monthly income of this the says the reasons that there Are certain expenses involved in working a credit is Given in Penn Sylvania for All expenses that can be associated with a in the Case of this particular Hawbaker the husband drives and from work 30 or 300 Miles per week he is granted a credit of 7 cents per mile for those 300 or per in the depart ment also makes allowance for his monthly car which in this Case Are a Hawbaker continues there Are still other work expenses that Are offset by welfare in this particular social income retirement and local wage taxes come to when All of these credits have been the monthly income is reduced to and since the full Public earned would have been leaving an eligible assistance payment of per in Hawbaker the family is eligible for in free food Stamps each month and they Are also eligible for free optical and pharmaceutical a worker questioned optical but not the people who walk in to appoints out the Public assistance Are not eligible for the thirty and one third but they can be As soon As certified and that May be done quickly under state emergency another source of senatorial have been made much More difficult in the last the office few checks go out the first i am very much concerned with the extent to which the state government today is buying votes with the Public Hawbaker said this week in the Only people who Are coming to Pennsylvania Are those interested in getting in on the he and those who Are leaving Are the ones who made this Hawbaker said be had Learned from Secretary of welfare that per cent of All persons receiving Public assistance also earn in a recent newspaper column he if More people knew the details of How the program thousands of people would now be cashing in on it who presently have no idea they Are eligible for welfare the he is an attempt to provide an incentive for recipients to go to the program was so carelessly implemented that it actually encourages people to look for but does hot get them off the welfare he Hawbaker cites other cases a Washington county father who earns a month and gets a month in welfare checks a Luzerne county husband and wife who both earning a month and a plus from welfare each a grand total of a or on an annual the dogo oders and would have you believe that these Are isolated but they Are and one the executive of this could Stop it Hawbaker toddler injured interstate facing Bank strike again two women and a baby were seriously injured in Breezewood thursday at when their car smashed through a Fence and went Over a 60 foot Bank at Wilts Mobile service at the intersection of 30 and state police said the Sarah of re 1 was accompanied by two Ruth her of re 2 Amaranth and her five month old Dave an attendant at the service said the car was leaving failed to Stop and proceeded across 30 in dense i was standing i saw the car and it was just about Midway across 30 and she was sideways he the car got about Halfway across the lot Gas station and she turned completely the car was backwards when it hit the Fence then went Down Over the Wilt went on to explain that the car just missed the pumps and sailed Down the Hill in the about 60 feet has claimed Many errant Wilt said he and another Duane ran Down Over the Bank and heard the elderly Carson woman complaining of her she said she didst have any local shed gets word 25 pay rollers Back Here some 25 Highway workers Laid off at the local Penn Dot shed during the wave of patronage firings this summer will be Back on the local superintendent Wilson Martz said he received orders from Harrisburg Early Friday afternoon to reinstate employees fired after the returnees were being notified of the order Martz the rehiring is the end result of a suit filed by the american federation of county and municipal employees bargaining agent for the High Way of some maintained the dismissal of workers after 18 was an unfair labor because that was the Date the Union opened contract negotiations with the the Pennsylvania labor relations Board ruled in favor of the but the reinstatement were not instituted then on arbitrator Ronald Haughton ordered immediate reinstatement of the the backs work ruling affected 1500 Highway employees in the All of them dismissed after Haughton upheld the firing of workers before that of some hailed the rein statement order a major Victory for organized but disagreed totally with the ruling upholding the other asked if the rehiring locally would necessitate layoffs of other Martz said it would even with the 25 the total staff still numbers 20 to 25 less than at this time last he asked if the ruling meant the 25 returning would be permanent not subject to Martz i dont All i know i they told me to bring them he we got crowbars and got one door Peck was in the Back seat with her baby when the two men got Duane steel got the baby out and took him up the Hill while i remained with he Wilt called a third at Rick Pittman of Down the Pittman stayed with Carson while Wilt took Peck up the Peck and the baby were taken to the Shell service station near the from where a Ray town ambulance rushed them to Bedford memorial Carson suffered serious Back injuries and was later taken to Cumberland memorial the sustained head injuries and Peck was treated and Peck was on her Way to see her husband Gregory a student at Penn when the mishap who has seen numerous accidents like said 70 is one of the Only interstates that does not have some kind of blinking Light or warning at the end of the Neil Daves owner of the Mobile went out of his Way to install a warning Light on top of his Light poles to enable Drivers to see the Wilts gasoline pumps Are directly across from the exit on in the event an Auto or vehicle would come crashing through the intersection it could very easily hit the Dave Wilt said the state has not done anything As far As lights Are the Peck Auto missed the pumps by a Good 25 feet but could just As easily have struck Breezewood area Man fatally shot suicide listed state police listed the gunshot death of Harold of Breezewood re As a Hite was fatally injured at his about a mile from Breezewood on the Graceville shortly 9 his wife said she was in the cellar doing the Hite was rushed to memorial Hospital by the Ray town ambulance with the Bullet in his he expired at the Hospital monday police said Hite was despondent Over failing and had mentioned taking his own the weapon was a Caliper

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