The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on December 14, 1977 · Page 24
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The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee · Page 24

Nashville, Tennessee
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Wednesday, December 14, 1977
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- - V". , 4 k1 v." Sen. Baker 'Expensive placebo" 4 THE TENNtSSEAN, Wgdnesdoy, December 14, 1977 : Baker Lashes Out at Carter Welfare Plan By JACK SIRICA Tennessran Washington Bureau WASHINGTON In a direct attack on President Carter's welfare reform plan, Sen. Howard Baker last night strongly criticized several basic provisions of the administration's program. Baker meanwhile called on private industry to aid in reducing high minority unemployment rates, charging that the president's proposal to set up 1.4 million public service jobs is no more than a temporary solution to the rising minority unemployment rate. "THE PRESIDENT'S public jobs proposal is at best an expensive placebo and at worst a long stride down the road to organized make-work," Baker told the annual conference of the Institute for Socioeconomic Studies in New York. "Public service jobs have their place. But, they are Band-Aids for the wounded, not cures for the disease of structural unemployment," the senator said. Baker called on Carter and congressional leaders to convene a "National Employment Conference," where major corporations and labor unions could formulate plans to bring unemployed and untrained workers into the labor force. Former Aide To Hoover Burial Slated Today Services for Samuel Scott Alden, 70, a former assistant to the late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville. Dr. Cortez Cooper and Dr. Arch MacNair will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. ALDEN, who was also a former director of the State Alcoholic Beverage Commission, died Monday in St. Thomas Hospital following a heart attack. During his 27-vear FBI career, Alden was either a special agent or a special agent in charge of offices in Dallas, Little Rock, Savannah, Ga., Baltimore, Knoxville and Miami. He became director of the Alcoholic Beverage Commission after his re-' tirement from the FBI in 1963, and served in that position for nine years. ALDEN studied at the University of Tennessee and was graduated from Peabody College. He was graduated from Vanderbilt Law School with top honors, and was a member of the Order of the Coif and Lincoln's Inn honor societies. Alden, a direct descendant of Mayflower pilgrim John Alden, was also a former history professor and the first coach at the former Austin Peay Normal School in Clarksville, Tenn. HE WAS a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he taught an adult Sunday School class for three years. Alden was also a mem-iber of the Ex-Special , Agents (of the FBI) Association. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Katharine Tay-. lor Alden, of Nashville; a daughter. Mrs. Louis E. Haun, of Knoxville: a son. James Scott Alden, of Nashville; three brothers, John Dale, of Portland, Tenn.. Charles Franklin, of Oklahoma City. Okla., and Bobby M., of Madison, and four grandchildren. Gold Production Peaked in 1940 WASHINGTON (AP)-Gold production was at an all-time low of 16,000 fine troy ounces in 1837 and peaked at 4.9 million ounces in 1940. if I IW7 If you have a problem with delivery service of the Tennes-sean call 254-5661 between 6 and 10 a.m. IN ADDITION, he advocated "major tax incentives" to prod corporate heads into hiring and training more persons. Republicans have long favored tax incentives as a way to ease unemployment. Baker termed the current urban situation a "quiet crisis which threatens to explode in anger and violence at any time at the slighest provocation. "IT IS, MORE than anything else, a crisis of the human spirit, he added. "It is a crisis in the heart of the father who cannot support his family. It is the crisis of the child who faces the bleak prospect of a life of fear and desperation and jobless ness and crime and pun- Carter's plan, however, would enlarge, rather than consolidate the welfare stucture, Baker said, claiming that more than 30 million Americans would receive "welfare-related checks" if the administration's package is approved. "That signifies to me a society in decline," the senator said. "That is not the kind of reform I believe the great majority of the American people will tolerate. "LET US TAKE steps to remedy its (the welfare system's) inequities, to tie tne system closely to opportunities for productive work," he added. Baker echoed the common belief the present welfare system discourages recipients from searching for work. He charged that the system fosters "outrageous discrimination against intact families," ana encourages fathers to leave their families to obtain more benefits. 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