The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 10, 1976 · Page 7
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 7

Hays, Kansas
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Friday, December 10, 1976
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HAYS DAILY NEWS 1'AGK 7 December 10, 1976 Aid Rate Reduced: Bennett TOPEKA, Kan. (UPI) Detailed reviews have cut overpayment and Ineligible payment error rates Inthe aid to dependent children program to the lowest rate since 1973, Gov. Robert Bennett said Thursday. The governor 'said the ineligible error rate dropped from a high of 12.9 per cent during the first six months of 1974 to 3.8 per cent during the same six-month period this year. He said through November 1976, the error rate dropped to 3.2 per cent, compared to Frigid Scene Sunnyslde, Washington District's industrial waste water system requires year-round sprinkling of waste over farm land. During the freezing tem- peratures In Central Washington recently, the system was operated too long causing this winter scene. (UPI Photo) Republicans Hope To .1 Avoid Bloody Splif WASHINGTON (UPI) — The "big four" of the Republican Party, led by President Ford, say they will try and work together to avoid a bloody party split between conservatives and moderates as they rebuild the GOP. Ford summoned John Connally, Ronald Reagan and Vice President Nelson Rockefeller to the Oval Office Thursday and after the session said he was impressed with the unity among the men who, except for former Democrat Connally, have led warring factions within the party for the past 16 years. 'Flanked by Rockefeller and Connally—Reagan had to leave early—Ford said they would work together to form a "coordinating committee" for the GOP similar to the one which revitalized the party after its disastrous losses of 1964. He said the party was still strong, although the Bicentennial elections gave the Democrats control of the. White House, both houses of Congress by wide majorities and 36 governorships. Ford said the four leaders agreed not to become partisans in the struggle over a replacement for Mary Louise Smith of Iowa as the national chairman. The President said that while they had "individual preferences" they all agreed they could support any of those now being mentioned for the post. While Ford refused to name the "five or six" most prominent of these, his phrasing indicated that even the moderate Rockefeller would support the contender from National Committee, which will meet January 14-15 to make the selection. "We are not kingmakers," Ford said. "I was impressed with the degree of unity that was expressed," Ford said, adding that the four agreed to meet the conservative Reagan, again in early January. wing— Utah state chairman Richard Richards. But Ford, said in any case the four would leave the decision to the Republican "I think the Republican tent is big enough and broad enough to encompass the four individuals who met here this afternoon," he said. federal guidelines which set 3 per cent or less error rate goal. The governor noted, in addition, the overpayment error rate dropped from a high of 26 per cent in 1973 to 11,9 per cent during the first six months of 1976. Through November 1976, the overpayment error dropped to 6.8 per cent. The federal goal is a 5 per cent error rate or less. "I am pleased that our efforts to weed out those persons who are not eligible for ADC payments and to cut down on the number of those receiving more than they are entitled have been so successful," Bennett said. "These efforts will continue," he added. "While it may not be possible to eliminate entirely errors in providing assistance to the truly needy, our goal is to get the rate of error to a point at or below the rate considered tolerable by HEW." Robert Harder, secretary of the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, 'said the major reason for error is unreported income or income which is incorrectly calculated in determining eligibility or the amount of assistance. "Because many recipients have incomes which vary from month to month, the chance of error is high, even though many precautions are taken to avoid errors," Harder said. Harder said mandatory r£ porting of recipients' monthly earnings and simplification of SRS policies has contributed to the decline in error rates. He said the number of computations required to determine assistance payments has been reduced. Under a new program of sharing information between SRS, Social Security and the Department of Human Resources, ' the entire assistance caseload each month is matched against earnings files and against unemployment compensation files to determine if recipients have unreported income. UPS Strike Is Settled WASHINGTON (UP1) Christmas package deliveries soon will speed up along the East Coast as 18,000 striking United Parcel Service em- ployes begin returning to work, probably no later than Monday. The striking Teamsters voted Thursday to'end a 12- week . walkout that had delayed preholiday shipments in 15 states from Maine to South Carolina. The exact vote was not announced. UPS executives in Gre,en- wich, Conn., refused to say immediately when deliveries would resume. But .most employes predicted they would be back at work by Monday — if not sooner. . The contract settlement meant the company will be back in operation on the East Coast in time to handle its normal peak volume, which begins about 10 days before Christmas. UPS is the nation's largest private parcel delivery service. Although the burden of UPS deliveries was assumed by the U.S. Postal Service and small private shippers during the strike, it caused many delays for retailers awaiting Christmas merchandise. Consumers were forced to ship packages earlier than usual. <. Postal Service officials expected th^ir increased volume would continue despite the UPS settlement. Parcel shipments through East Coast post offices nearly doubled during the strike, requiring an additional 10,000 employes. The strike was settled after UPS negotiators backed down on two key strike issues — a liberal dismissal policy and the right to replace fulltime workers by attrition with parttimers. Sources said the company nonetheless won some concessions on the issue of parttime workers. Among them was the right to exclude parttimers from the union pension and health programs, keeping thenr instead in the company plan. 'Safest' Cigarettes Rated WASHINGTON (UPI) Carlton 70s, regular-size filters, again took top honors as the "safest" cigarette in the government's semiannual tar and nicotine tests published Friday. All of the top-ranked cigarettes in the last report six months ago came out cleaner than ever in the latest study. The Federal Trade Commission said the top-rated Carlton tested at less than 0.5 milligrams tar and less than '0.05 milligrams of nicotine per cigarette. That is even better than the April test which showed the same Carlton, then also ranked cleanest, with 2 mg tar and 0.2 mg nicotine. By contrast, coming in last with the worst rating in both categories — 32 mg tar and 2.2 mg nicotine per cigarette — were Players regular size nonfilters in the hard pack. There was a tie for second place among four cigarettes, all of which weighed in with better ratings than the Carlton 70s had six months ago. Two of them were other Carltons — the king size menthol at l mg tar and o. i mg nicotine, and the Carlton king size nonmcnthol, also at I mg tar and 0.1 mg nicotine. Carrying identical ratings were the Now king size filter menthol in the hard pack and the Now king size filter, also hard pack. The Now brand has come-on the market since the last test, so was not included in the April study. Rounding out the top 10 in terms of lowest tar ratings (but not necessarily lowest nicotine) were: True king size filter, 5 mg tar (0.4 mg nicotine); Trucking-size filter menthol, 6 mg tar, (0.4 mg nicotine); Pall Mall Extra Mild king size filter, hnrd pack, 7 mg tar (0.6 nicotine); King Sano, king size filter menthol 7 mg tar (0.3 mg nicotine); and King Snno king size filter, 7 mg tar (0.4 mg nicotine). The top 10 In terms of lowest nicotine rating (but not necessarily lowest tar) were: King Sano king size menthol 0.3 mg nicotine (7 mg tar); King Sano king size filter 0.4 mg nicotine (7 mg tar); True king size filter 0.4 mg nicotine (5 mg tar); True King size filter menthol, 0.4 mg nicotine (6 mg tar); and Merit king size filter 0.5 mg nicotine (8 mg tar). In all, 1B9 varieties of cigarettes were tested. Happy Christmas WASHINGTON (UPI) Betty Ford, busy decorating her third and last White House tree, says this will be a happy Christmas for her family because she and the children will be "getting the President back." When asked Thursday if this will be n snd Christmas for them, she replied with an emphatic "No!" V^^ fhls Sal* Effective) DM. llth thru D«c. 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