The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 12, 1976 · Page 13
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 13

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4 t t -i f Palm Beach Post-Times -A13 Sunday, December 12, 1976 Couple In Need Of Santa SRT-200 Texas Instruments I ITT I C DDAFCCCnn $22996 sAVEx ll rnurtaoun 211 4 C It gives the ques- 'tyvi tions, your child gives the answers "Fun m Mi With Math Facts" booklet included For elementary ages 5 and up 4 50mm f2.0 lens Shutter speeds from 1 to 1 100th sec. plus "B" Depth-of-field preview Thru-the-lens "CLC" metering Celtic 135mm f3.5 lens Pro-tote bag Electro flash strobe. 9991-041 Our Reg. $249.96 Minolta BUY NOW AND SAVEl 4 15 GOLD CHAIN W3 DIAMONDS Your Cost vr" l Kodak 14k yellow gold Kodak MOVIEDECK 455 PROJECTOR $265.00 Our Reg. $159.96 Same as above w1 Diamond Your Cost $132.50 $7ft" -00 15 GOLD CHAIN W1 DIAMOND Your Cost w rdj u XL 340 LOW LIGHT ZOOM MOVIE CAMERA OUTFIT 14k yellow gold $125.00 Our Reg. $158.94 ! i ROSES WITH DIAMONDS ft EARRINGS 14k gold. Your Cost $69.95 trs i-V NrV. ' JSTER COLECi PENDANT . 14k gold. Your Cost , ,1 $69,95 POWER JET AIR HOCKEY Fast-paced hockey game provides hours of family fun DETROIT (UPI) - It's been some honeymoon for newlyweds Dale and Louise Schnebelt, whose romance has been choked by red tape. State government officials, once apparently determined to play Scrooge, decided Friday to be kinder. Even so, the Schnebelts still have a way to go for a happy ending. Dale, 23, a quadraplegic, and his wife and nurse, Louise, found out even before their wedding that state and federal regulations make their marriage impractical if not impossible. When they married in August, they immediately lost eligibility for much of the financial assistance Dale received while single though his needs have not changed a bit. The couple met while Louise was caring for Dale in a nursing home, and they fell in love. When Dale moved from the nursing home to an apartment in Flint, Louise quit her job to care for him alone, and they married. Dale had received $270 a month from the state Department of Social Services to pay for his nursing care. The state ruled the couple ineligible for the nursing care funds since Schnebelt's nurse had become his wife. Then Social Security officials informed them that if they continued to receive the $270 in state aid, it must be counted as income requiring that their federal benefits be slashed by more than half, from $192 to $91 a month. Friday, they won a partial victory. The state decided to make an exception in their case and keep state aid coming. But they still have a fight to regain the federal benefits. Mrs. Schnebelt said that under the circumstances she and her husband were "just making it," with virtually all of their money going for food since they do not legally qualify for food stamps. Their lawyer, legal services attorney Mattie Fordham, appealed to state and federal officials to reverse the cutoff of funds on grounds it was unfair. "If people want to get married, they should be allowed to get married," Mrs. Schnebelt said. "I hope this decision can help some other people with the same problems who might not have spoken up before. Dale and I are so happy." Despite the favorable state decision, the ordeal has left scars. The couple at one point went as far as to consider divorce, but they dismissed the thought quickly. "That's what really hurt me," Mrs. Schnebelt said. "If I didn't want to be married I wouldn't have gotten married. We just love each other. We want to stay married." One alternative for the couple was for Dale to return to a nursing home for the constant care his doctors have recommended but at a greater expense to the state than it would have to bear if Louise takes care of her husband. Another obstacle entered the picture last week when federal officials said they would investigate a reported $275 the couple had received from persons who have heard of their plight. The Schnebelts and their lawyer insist no money has been received. "We've been told so much that it's hard to keep everything straight," Mrs. Schnebelt said. "At first I was bitter. We're just taking everything from day to day, wishing for the best and trying to be optimistic." The couple refuses to let their dilemma spoil the holidays. "We don't have the money to buy gifts, but we're going to get cards for each other that express our feelings," Mrs. Schnebelt said. "Just being able to do that and share our lives together and our love together is going to be enough." Today's Guests On Talk Shows WASHINGTON (UPI) - Here are 7 I ROSE RING t0 ) Vmir Pntt 10k gold. $85.00 80" Reg. $136.50 72" Reg. $89.95 - 12 RUBIES OR 12 SAPPHIRES WITH 7 DIAMONDS 34 CARAT T.G.W. 14k gold. $450.00 1; f.fi "k Yoir Cost STYLER DRYER e Includes styling brush, curl dryer-roller-clamp, wide tooth and fine tooth comb. SD-8 Our Reg. $22.78 SONY STEREO COMPONENT SYSTEM Your Cost 14K GOLD DIAMOND EARRINGS II . 2 DIAMONDS 14 CARAT T.W. $250.00 e FMAMfM itarM rtctivtr with uKdstott powtr am-plifitr e ISO ivlMMtU turntokl with mag. cartridge e 2-wiy air wtptmion ipiok-rt SHPM Our Rt. $27.50 SALE! yj & 14 DIAMONDS 14 CARAT T.W. $259.50 YOUR CHOICE ii tii Each "I. I T.W. Total Weight T.G.W. Total Gem Weight Illustrations Enlarged - .. XT ' S DELUXE T.V. SPORTS GAME FOUR GAMES WITH Li . - w 1H REMOTE CONTROLS Tennis, hockey, squash, and practice Variable paddle size, fast or slow ball speed, variable paddle angle, and automatic or manual serve Action sounds e On-screen digital scoring Game score keepers Batteries incl., AC adaptor optional I Ui" H 231U today's network talk show guests: e Face the Nation Hep. Jim Wright, D-Tex., the new House Democratic leader, at 11:30 a m. on Chs. 4 and 34. e Meet the Press Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield, at noon on Chs. 5 and 7 and at 9:05 p.m. on WPBR, 1340 AM e Issues and Answers Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.) at noon on Chs. 10 and 12. MOBILE 2-WAY CB RADIO e Vu-meter Squelch control Moise limiting Modulation control Detachable mike e 4W output power e PA switch While ' They J Last! C; Limit 1 GLASS GIFTWARE IMPERIAL BON BONNIERE SINGLE JAM JAR ON TRAY for m, FILIA FOOTED BOWL jGREAT .4 $&wmsmw VALUES. CIRCULATION SERVICE PHONE 659-1450 Circulation Service Department Hours: Monday Friday 4:00AM . 7:00PM Saturday 4: 00 AM 10: 30 AM Sunday 4:00AM - 12 Noon the Palm Beach POST and TIMES TRIESTE AIDA CAKE STAND BOWL Limited quantities on some items

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