Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 15, 1972 · Page 7
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 7

Greeley, Colorado
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Saturday, April 15, 1972
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USDA Ups Monthly Food Stamp Bonuses By DON KEKDALL . AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The, Agriculture Department, noting higher. grocery slore costs, an- nounced.Friday a $4 increase in monthly food stamp bonuses but restricted the boost to lower income families. Under the proposed plan, families of four with incomes up to $270 per month will receive stamps, totalling $112 a month, up $4 from the present rate. But the same sized families with incomes of $270 to $290 per month will get a bonus increase of $3 under the plan, and those with larger incomes will get no boost. A spokesman for the department's food and nutrition service and about 70. per cent of the 11.3 million persons now getting food stamps receive the cost-of-living increases, scheduled to go into effect July 1. That means nearly 3.4 million in the higher-income poverty category will not receive an increase. Administration officials have argued in the past that larger bonuses for higher in- come recipients reduce incentives for getting off welfare and food stamp rolls. At the same time, the department proposed an increase in lalional income standards used o determine who is eligible for 'he stamp program'. Beginning July 1, a family of tour can make up to $373 a month . and be eligible for stamps. The cutoff point in the national standards now is $360 a. month. Those cut off, however, do not apply in a number of states which have higher income eligibility standards, officials said. The department said it did not expect a significant increase in the number -of food stamp participants because of the increase in income eligibility. Cost stamp year, beginning July 1, is expected to be more than $2 bit- lion. Officials said the Increases in bonuses will add about $200 million to that amount. Nationally, under various for mulas, food stamp participan spend about $4.50 and receive :otal of about $10 in coupons, .ncluding bonuses. The boost in stamp benefits is irovided by law to compensate For rising food prices. The deparlment said tlie July 1 increases were based on re!ail' food costs as .reported by :he Bureau-of Labor Statistics lor last December. . Allocations are based on economy diets for different sized families as 'computed by the Agriculture Deprtment. Based on last December's costs, an economy diet for one month costs $111.10 for a family of four with'school children. A family 'of four earning $100 a month, for example, now is required to buy $25 worth of of operating the food program next fiscal coupons and then receive 583 worth of bonus stamps, giving it $108 to spend at food stores. Under the new plan, the $25 purchase requirement will remain the same but the bonus stamps will be increased to $87 a month, making a $112 total. As monthly income rises bolh in the present and the new scale, so, do purchase requirements. A family of four earning $270 a month now pays $74 for a total of 108 in stamps. Beginning in July, the same family will have to pay $77 to get $112 worth, a $3 bonus increase. Beginning at $290'per month, the four-member family will continue getting Ihe same amount of bonus stamps as now. At that level the 'family will have to pay $42 and receive $112 in stamps, a $30 bonus. At present that same family pays $78 and gets the $30 bonus for a total stamp allocations of $108 per month. The proposed new income eligibility standards for households, compared with current cutoffs include: One person household--N'ew rate $178 and $170 per month now; $222; $293; $360; two person--$233 three · person--$307 four person--$373 five person--$440 and and and and $427; six person--?507 and $493; seven person--$573 and $543 and eight person--$640 and $600. American Butter Usage Continues To Decline BIG DAIRY SALE 3500 to 4000 Head Sale April 17th and 18th at 9:00 A.M. There will be approximately 1500 Springers, 500 Bred Heifers, and 2000 Open Heifers weighing 200 to 800 Ibs. This sale is where the Dairyman comes to meet Dairymen from all parts of the U.S. and Canada. Arnold Heinrichs Office Jim Odle · 303-842-4352 303-842-2801 303-842-2012 Brush Livestock^ Commission Company · " Brush, Colorado 80723 {90 Miles East, of Denver on Highway SOS) By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - N.M. Irrigation Project Seeks More Funds SANTA FE, N.M. (AP)-Gov. Bruce King urged 'Thursday that Congress increase by $2.1 million the $10.4 million in President Nixon's budget for construction work nexl fiscal year at the Navajo Irrigation Project. "An increase of $2.1 million over Ihe amount proposed in the budget would assure the availability of water to the first project lands at the beginning of Ihe irrigalion season in 197G," King said in a statement released by his office. It was prepared for presentation to Hie House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior Department agencies. Sat., April l.i,.1972 flREEIJCY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Cheyenne Students Suspended After Dishonor Toward Flag Farm Subsidy Per capita use of butter dropped to 5.1 pounds in 1971, the third successive dip and the lowest mark on record for the spread, according to Agriculture Department records. Meanwhile, per capita margarine use rose slightly to a new high of 1.1 pounds last year, the department says in a report on the fats and oils situation. Butter consumption has been on the skids generally since, the shortages of World War II and margarine has been climbing since then, according .to government records. In 1G34 Americans ale an average of 18.3 pounds of butter each. Even in 1942 it held at 15.7 pounds on a per capita basis. But by 1914 butter had dropped to 11.8 pounds and has not been as popular since. Margarine consumption 1944 was 3.8 pounds per capita, but has climbed almost steadily since. By 1966 margarine use was more than 10 pounds on a per capita basis for the first dropped again the following year but regained the 5.7 mark in 1908 before beginning the most recent downtrend. WASHINGTON. (AP) - Recent outbreaks, of hog cholera;the recent outbreaks, within the lime and has held steady or in-'said. "This shows that (lie dis-: creased each yehr since. ease can remain undetected i n j Butler, on the other hand, was down to 5.7 pounds on n . . . ... _ _ . . , . , per capita basis in 1%6. Illwhen hogs arc fed raw pork a chronically-infected and unre-l porled lierd, nr can reappear! To Cut Costs CHKYKNNE, Wyn. (AP) Eight black students at Che-j yenne Central High School reportedly were suspended for a short time tins week after Ihey refused to stand for the flag during a school assembly. An official of the Cheyenne chapter of the National Associ- ntion for Ihe Advancement of Colored People said both black ·ml while students at Ihe school have refused at limes lo stand for the flng bul only blacks were suspended. School Supl. Joe Luljehrtnns Friday backed Central Principal James Brisson who threatened to suspend any sludenl for refusing lo stand for the flag during school functions. IjUljeharms said school discipline WHS at slake as well as he observance of honor for the flag. The NAACP asked not lo be idcnlified, said t was understood Ihe students scraps or uncooked garbage." Saulmon said "great progress" lias been marie in cholera eradicalion and that 41 stales now are free of the disease. But are signals that cooperative federal and state programs aimed at eliminating the disease still have a rough r o a d ahead, says an Agriculture Department veterinarian. Dr. Ernest E. Saulmon, deputy administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said Thursday the main cause for concern are recent outbreaks of hog cholera in New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas. All infected herds have been destroyed, Saulmon said in a statement. "However, Ihese states, except Texas, were wilhout hog cholera for periods of four months up to two years before past month, show much work still is required. "Under no circumstances should a farmer send sick pigs lo market-spreading the disease. And of course he should not feed uncooked garbage lo his swine," Saulmon said. spokesman, who were allowed back in school iftcr Iheir parents met with officials. An attorney for the Laramie County Legal Services, Philip While Jr., was at a conference a! the high school Friday with officials bul there was no immediate word on what occurred. Parents of at least three of (he students were reporled by Ihe NAACP official as "very upset." Uiljeharms released Idlers between school officials and While over Brisson's position. While said in one loiter a court suit mighl result from any suspensions. There were conflicting re- porls whether six or seven of the black students were boys. No names of Ihe students were available and school district officials were unavailable, for comment laic Friday. WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal auditors report a new $56,000 payment - per - crop lid or government farm subsidies failed to significantly cut the total expenditures for cnllon, wheat and feed-grain programs tasl year. A review of operations of 08 producers in six stales, who collected nearly $25 million in' 1970 and would have been eli-' gible for nbout $22.5 million in 1971 without the payment limit, showed a small savings in payments, the General Accounting Jfishback CAMERA SHOPS WASHINGTON (AP) - Agri-1 Office told Congress, culture Secretary Earl L.. Butzl will help open Ihe 42nd annual National 4-H Conference here April 23-28. Bulz is scheduled to speak to Ihe club delegates, about 240 from the United Stales, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada, on April 23 in the Agriculture Department. these outbreaks," Saulmon vm?t^mmsmmmmmm*^3^£mm^mimmmm«t^ '· Airline Mechanics NEW YORK - Before a mechanic can take a written tcsl for a license lo maintain a scheduled-airlinc aircraft he must have at least 30 months of special schooling or an equivalent amount of supervised on-lhe-job training. lad Ihe 98 producers ench : consideerd as a single I I'C- XM'son, Ihey would sm« have ceived about .$5.4 million in! 1971--n saving of $17.1 million,": JAO sitid. ! "Largely because of iinlionsj aken to reduce the impact of Hie limitation, savings in pay- Ihese producers to only abiml menls lo amnunlcd $356,000." The impact of the limit was cnl by leasing acreage nllol- ments lo spread payments lo more people, having payments made lo individual partners in a partnership inslead of to the partnership as an entity, and forming new purincrships lo (jualify more persons for payments, GAO ndded. Quality Color Prints WE SHOW YOU HOW 826 9th St. 352-2442 Lovety c o n t e m p o r a r y one-level ranch style home, featuring: three bedrooms, P.i baths, spacious living room with a beautiful native stone fireplace, all electric kitchen and formaJ,4ljni.Qg,.area. Do.ubje car garage, and immediate possession! Appliances Featured in All Rustic Homes Your Host: Marion Shoop Discover the beauly and unique design of this executive home on a secluded lo! in the heart of Glenmere. Four bedrooms, V.'a, balhs, lovely family room and a terrific kitchen. Expert craftsmanship and the quality of materials you would expect in a home of this calibre. One of Grccley's finest homes . . . irreplaceable at the price! Your Hostess: Joan Thrapp WHEELER REALTY CO. 1331 8th Avenue Ph. 356-1331 CALL ONE OF O U R ' S A L E S M E N EVENINGS, SATURDAYS AND'HOLIDAYS Joan Thrapp, 353-6571 Marlon Shoop, 353-2828 Leola Buss, 352,6956 Harold Moore, 353-2688 Burl-Stcdwell, 353-1758 Jerry R a t l i f f , 356-1132 Jerry Dedon, 353-49.14 Sam Givan, 353-17BO ,, Dolores Mnrich, 352-1337? AAnrgaret Case, 352-0825 Merle "Mac"'McNulty, 352-7004 Roy Pankey, 352-/,92- Mayor and City Councilmen City of Greeley Greeley, Colorado 80631 Gentlemen: We are writing this letler as an appeal to your better judgment in regard to the proposed sewage lagoons for the City of Greeley. Lagoon or pond treatment of waste is as old fashioned as outdoor privies. The plan is to dump an undesirable thing in the middle of a group of people who also consider themselves part of Greeley. We trade/ pay taxes, and also use Greeley as an address. We don't have the privilege of selecting you as our representatives, however, those who do elect seem fo have sold us out. There was never a public hearing on this particular site, strictly a compromise. The price that the city paid for the property of the lagoon site should be subject to some inquiry, as the price paid had little relation to what the property was worth. The question is why did the City pay $158,000.00 for property worth no more than $50,000,00? These cesspools are designed for 35,000 Ibs. B.O.D. and to date the packing plant has many times dumped more than thaf. Who is going to see that the lagoons operate as the promoters claim they will? Since Greeley has owned it, the property has become a weed patch and a detrimenf to the area. This is the way we feel you will look after a cesspool. Out of sight, out of mind. A former employee and several prior elected officials have stated publicly and privately that ihe best and cheapest way to treat waste water is to run it down the river by-passing any treatment which is why your present piants are in such bad condition. They weren't being used until the State insisted you use them, then they needed a lot of repair. If this area continues to grow at its present rate, nature will nor be able to bring back all the water needed to sustain life in the manner we are used to, so you need to plan a recyclable water system. You won't be able to gather waste from all of the areas now developed and put it through one system, so you should look at neighborhood treatment on the basis that they make the waste, they should live with it and see that it is properly treated. We ask that you put off the awarding of any contract for these cesspools until your new and much better qualified City Manager has a chance to review some of the things that the past administration has gotten you into. We do not intend for this to be a political or a personality hassle, but one that the community should settle and do some of their own thinking instead of being coerced into believing they would lose a payroll. ANTI-LAGOON COMMITTEE

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