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Citizen-Times (Newspaper) - July 27, 1966, Cedar Rapids, IowaPart two lots no Ftp Culat Mother is Mot Burden to taxpayers Iowa s Hows paper citizen times Empire. 5-6078 volume 5, number 70 a of published weekly in Cedar 606 4th Avenue Jolt 27, j966 eos president authorizes Culver Bill for hew Mississippi Bridge self help for add mothers there Are Many questions in the Public mind about the . Mother. There Are also a great Many myths concerning this phase of the Public welfare program. In the first article in this series we discussed at tempts on the part of a newly organized Mother s group to bring Relief to the taxpayer try collecting unpaid child support. Child support owed to women on . Is paid to the county to defray costs of part of their Grant. If not paid the. County makes up the difference which leaves the taxpayer the Pryll Edge of paying child sup port rather than the Fierson responsible. Procedures Are now be ing tried by add mothers with support of the Sher Iff s department. The me Thod shows Promise of being a partial solution to collecting the thou Sands of dollars in ques Tion attempting to help the Lei. Congressman John c. Culver is pictured receiving from president Johnson a pen which the president used in signing into Law Gulver s Bill to authorize construction of a new Bridge across the Mississippi at Clinton. Oakhill Jackson Council favor Federal code enforcement 4 is Lucky number for Rick Brown the. Possibility of solv ing some of the most difficult questions inherent in Cedar rapids housing problems was i Friday night july 22, at j a meeting of the Oakhill Jackson neighbourhood Council. Those in attend j Ance at the Large meeting sin Jane Boyd Community voted unanimously inform the City coun that they were in a ror of a Federal code enforcement program to rehabilitate their area. A housing committee led by Frank Pusateri id formed at the request f mayor Bob Johnson had. Een studying the Possi ble moves to be made in improving the housing situation. Urban renewal local code enforcement were studied As iterative improvement methods. Pusateri reported the new Federal code enforce ment program As Best suited for the Oakhill Jackson area because it provides financial assist Ance to property owning residents. Urban renewal was rejected because of the hardship caused the elderly and others on fixed incomes when they Are asked to relocate. Local code enforcement was voted Down by the committee because no financial assistance can be obtained for improve ments under that pro Gram. Chairman or. Russell Collins said during the Lively discussion about the program that we re not going to jump into something without first checking it for this reason the committee sent a letter to Don Sal yer of the City planning department on the As v Rick Brown and proud father trophies Story on n. They wish to to Rumor that they Are responsible citizens who Are not a Burden to the Community. When Aid to families with dependent children legislation was first instituted in Iowa its origins intent was to enable mothers to stay in the Home in Case of tra Gedy divorce separation and so Forth. The thesis that a Mother s place is in the Home was sup ported by legislation. Child rearing experts in those Days Felt that child care centers and babysit ters were undesirable. Mothers were encouraged to stay Home. An added Point was and is that placing children from such families in institutions or. Foster Homes would be More expensive than the add program. Placement of so Many thousands of children would be extremely difficult to supervise or manage and would Only deprive the children of both patents instead of one. In Accord with the original intent of. The mothers Are being paid to raise their children to useful citizenship in As nearly a Normal Home environment As possible. But what constitutes Normal is another ques Tion. A family without a continued on Page 4

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