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12 - Wei, May 5, 19J5 Red/onds Daily focfs Federal agencies seek to improve lot of the aged The Aging III now operating: Food per month, six older persons goes to a hos FnTTnp' wnxc. n .u,„ S69. Housine. $59. Clothing. $27. pital. Each average elderly cou The Aging III EDITOR' NOTE: Other advanced nations started concerning themselves with the plight of their impoverished old people long before the United States did. Today more than 3 million American families are headed by a person over 65 trying to make do on incomes below the poverty level. Congress is rushing to their aid. By HARRY FERGUSON United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — There are at least nine federal agencies working to improve the lot of old people. The Social Secu- • rity Administration sends checks to almost 20 million persons. now operating: Food per month, $69. Housing, $59. Clothing, $27. Medical and health, $12. Auto and transportation, $45. Personal, $17. Recreation, $31. Taxes, $34. Other, $20. There was no provision for savings. The man earned $314 a month and they budgeted all of it. When the man retires, the couple's income will be $206 a month. Something is going to have to give because their standard of living is going to be cut more than 33 1-3 per cent. The first things to go probably will be their automobile and their S31 a month for reci-ea- tion. This is what experts on the problem of aging dislike most. Loss of their automobile cuts down Ihcir mobility and lack of money to attend the , movies discourages them from So what's the crisis? Why has ijea^.jng j,on,e for gn evening. President Johnson proclaimed May as "Senior Citizens Month" They are driven toward isolation and are doomed to spend hours and why is he pushing so hard.sjmng the living room and to get Congress to pass a bill jiaring at each other. providing medicare under Social Security? The federal government calculates that a family is in pov- The answer is that despite: „ty if it has an income of un- all the efforts of the federal gov- ^3^00 a year. This family is ernment and the welfare pro- ; , (o get along on grams of states and cities, mil-52,472 a vear. Years ago there lions of old persons still are liv- ,,g,.e millions of American fam­ ing on the brink of poverty. Thejiij^j that got along well on that United States got a la e start m^su^i. but those days are gone, taking care of its old folks com-jgjjj forever pared to other nations living in! _ . _. , ^ . . .?. 1 Give Grim Picture Assemblyman STEW HINCKLEY .... Says six older persons goes to a hos pital. Each average elderly couple pays close to $600 a year in hospital bills. Opponents of the medicare bill now being debated in Congress state that present laws already provide adequate medical care for the aged. Their contention is that people simply are not taking advantage of the provisions because of their own inertia or because the states are lagging behind the federal government in utilizing the money available. There may be some validity in one or both of these contentions, but the present temper of Congress indicates that the medi­ care bill is going to pass. Obscures Fact The controversy that swirls around the medical care provisions of the legislation has obscured the fact that what is under consideration actually is a broad revision of the Social Security laws. What President Johnson really is proposing is Well, what do you know? A member of the Legislature has come up with a dandy new idea in AB 2956 (Unruh). It was gleaned from some of the more socialistic inclined countries. It would establish a new department of state government called the "Ombudsman", pronounced, ahm-hoods-man, or hearer of complaints. In the Scandanavian countries and some others with their socialistic style of bureaucracy, red tape got so thick and the citizen so burdened with regulations that an "Office of the Om budsman" was created to hear complaints. The idea being that an agrieved individual would request the "Ombudsman" to investigate his complaint against some governmental functionary. Tlie heavy hand of CalLfomia's welfare state government, feared by some and frustrating to others, with little recourse almost something for everybody.;^,. ^^^^^ .^^^^^^^^ y^^^g^ the office of your Assemblyman, a condition of advanced civilization. A problem so long neglected balloons up so large that it cannot be solved overnight. The cold facts produced by President Johnson's Council on Like this: Maximum monthly Social Security benefits for a person would rise from S127 to $135.90. Monthly maximums for a family would go up from S254 to $312 and after 1971 to S368. Children of deceased, retired or disabled parents would draw benefits until age 22 instead of 18 if they were full time students. —Self-employed doctors and Aging give this grim picture:—. interns would be brought under Social Security. —Social Security recipients could earn up to $2,400 a year ., , , , There are 3.2 million families The quickest way to ge at the^ ^ ^^^r 65 with heart of the problem is to take ^ j^^^^ ^ the case of a family of two. The ^, ^ ^ ' .„. , . , ^ man is about to retire and he! -There are 1.5 million Amen- j by .vorking and stiU receive and his wife attended a class for cans not living with families or|their benefits. The present ceil- elderly persons conducted by Prof. Woodrow Hunter of the University of Michigan in behalf of the United Auto Workers. The purpose of the class is to teach old people how to adjust to their new living conditions. The couple submitted this budget under which they are relatives who have incomes under $20 a week. —Four out of every five persons over 65 suffer in some degree from a form of chronic illness and the doctor's fee of $10 during World War II is now approaching $20. —Each year one out of every WESTERN BOOK SHELF By WILEY S. MALONEY United Press International BERKELEY, Calif. (UPI) The true story of a little-known attempt to secure the Hawaiian Islands for Russia is told in 60 instructions, letters, reports treaty texts and otlier documents assembled for the first time and published by the University cf California press. The documents are edited and explained in "Russia's Hawaiian Adventure, 1S15-1817" by Richard A. Pierce, a member of the department of history at Queen's University, Canada. The time is the difficult period following the War of 1812. The tale contained in these documents r e v ol v e s about George Anton Schaffer, German surgeon and adventurer. He was a man whose ambition exceeded his talents, "but who for a few short months felt the thrill of power in an exotic land." Schaffer, in the service of Uie was sent from Alaska to the Islands to regain the cargo of the company ship. "Bering," which had been wrecked on the island of Kauai. Schaffer was ing is $1,200 a year. —Federal funds for crippled and retarded children would be increased. —Widows could draw benefits at age 60 instead of waiting until 62. WASHINGTON (UPI) — Peo pie do not have to be past 65 to have economic troubles. The Bureau of Labor Statistics gives this picture of the average man caught in a factory shutdown or a mass lay off: —He is in his late forties, married, two children. —.•attended high school but did not graduate. —Severance pay and unemployment benefits are insufficient to support his family for a protracted period. —-Unlikely to find a new job In the letters and other documents are glimpses of Russian America (Alaska), of the scattering of sleepy coastal settlements which then was California, the teeming waterfronts of, - . ^ . , ^ Macao and Canton, and the j for periods rangmg from eight chancellories of St. Petersburg. Most of the documents were copied in St. Petersburg in 1S74 by .-\iphonse Pinart, a young Frenchman, for America's well- known historian of the wesf. Hubert Howe Bancroft, who then was preparing his histories of Alaska. The author of the present book has unearthed additional material and correlated the W 'hole into a chronological narrative as told by the yel lowed files. MENLO PARK, Calif. (UPI) —The champagne picnic prob ably will never achieve the pop ularity of the beer bust—but at least Lane Book Company of Henlo Park, Calif., tells yon how to have one. Menu for the champagne picnic includes: strawberries with stems, pink champagne in ice, chicken breasts in ham, avocado to 21 months. —Probably has lost his seniority and pension rights. has caused the introduction of this measure. It is aimed at relieving tlie citizen of any abuse suffered at the hands of state officials. The "Ombudsman" or manager of the complaint department as it might be called in everyday "Americanese", would hear complaints of agrieved individuals through letter or in persons, investigating them and then, if it's called for, recommending to the Executive some corrective action. If the administration did not take steps to improve the situation, the Leg- isalture could act to change it. (Which they do now). Any citizen, even if he's in jail, could turn in a complaint to the "Ombudsman". But for those of you who harbor governmental grievances, there is a woi-d of caution. The "Ombuds­ man" would have discretion to reject complaints that are trivial, made in bad faitli, based on ancient events, or correctable through other means. In order to get this little gem sibarted on its bureaucratic way, a small appropriation of a quarter of a million dollars is suggested. Of course this is just the "down payment", and undoubtedly it would grow in accordance with Parkinson's Law, little by little, with a nibble- nibble here and a nibble-nibble there at the paycheck untU the new complaint department had reached its proper bureaucratic station in the Sacramento hierarchy. As conceived, the "Ombudsman" would not have the power to alter an administrative decision; he could persuade offi cials to change a course of action or seek it through legisla tion. The candidate for this $32,000 political plum would be chosen by yet another commission headed by the State's Chief Justice, the Attorney General, the President of the University of California and one member from each legislative house. Now, I suppose some character is going to raise the question—yes, this is fine and dandy, but who is going to watch the "Ombudsman"? At this stage of the proceedings, the question is unanswered. What do you think? Your opinions and suggestions are invited. Your letters should be addressed to me at the State Capitol, Sac ramento. No red carpet for governor INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UPI) —The next time someone rolls out the red carpet for Gov. Roger Branigin, they better ask him first. When it was decided to carpet «ie reception room of the gubernatorial suite, Branigin left the color selection to his secretary and receptionist. He saw the newly installed carpet for tlie first time Monday. "I don't like it." he said. "Red is not my color." SWEETIE PIE Ey Nadine Seltzer booted off Hawaii by King Ka-j halves with garlic french dres-i mchameha and suspicious New England shipmasters. He found an ally, however, in Kaumali, who ruled the island of Kauai and was Kamehameha's rival. Kaumali offered allegiance to Russia in return for aid in conquering the rest of the Islands. Schaffer, far exceeding liis instructions, obtained land grants and trading monopolies. He laid sing, herb-buttered bread and lemon velvet tarts. But the Sunset Cook Book, just published in soft cover by Lane, does not list the menu for a beer bust—possibly because this is already too well known, ar possibly because it does not fit in with the book's sub-title "Food With a Gourmet Touch."! .At any rate the new edition out plantations and built forts.iincludes 216 pages of recipes and' His dreams were shattered a'ail the four-color paintings and year later when the Americans, spot drawings that appeared in in the Islands spread a falsc!lhc 1960 hard cover edition thai rumor of war between the Isold more than 80,000 copies. TM r .q. U5 faJ. OH. Nixon urges using blockade for Cuba NEW YORK (UPI)—Former Vice President Richard M. Nix- m Tuesday night urged Presi- :lent Johnson to "deal" with Fidel Castro with an economic and military blockade of Cuba. Nixon said the United States was "being called on to put out a fire" in the Dominican Republic and "a good fire department goes after tlie arsonist. "In Santo Domingo, it is becoming increasingly clear that the major culprit, the one responsible for supporting the rebel forces is Castro and the Communist forces under his control." Nixon spoke to newsmen before departing from Kennedy International .Airport for a two Hit ^ liiiiMiii^BIPi^SS^^^Biiii --o>r,.<\-;v- TRIAL OPENS - Collie LeRoy Wilkins, left, first to be tried of three Klansman accused of the murder of civil rights worker Mrs. Viola Liuzzo, chats with a companion as his trial opened at Hayneville, Ala. (NEA Telephoto) Defense afforney fo rip murder trial testimony By United Press International •A Ku Klux Klan attorney said today he will produce "startling evidence" in the trial at Hayn- ville, Ala., of Collie Leroy Wilkins Jr.. accused of slaying civil rights worker Mrs. Viola Liuzzo. Attorney Matt H. Murphy Jr. said his evidence \TOuld center around the car driven by Mrs. Liuzzo on March 25, the night she was shot on a lonely stretch of highway, and a rusty .38 caliber pistol he mdicated belonged to FBI informer Gary Thomas Rowe. Rowc told the court Tuesday how Mrs. Liuzzo. a White Detroit mother of five, was shot to death and named Wilkins as tlie trigger man. He said he was in the car with Wilkins and two others Klansmen when Mrs. Liuzzo was killed. The two other Klansmen are to be tried later. Murphy said he could "rip the hell out of Tommy Rowe" in cross examination and looked for an immediate ending day business trip to Geneva and Paris for his New York law firm. of the trial being heard by an all-male, all-White jury in the rural Alabama town. Mrs. Liuzzo had gone to Alabama to participate in the Selma - to - Montgomery "freedom" march led by Dr. Martin Luther King. She was engaged in running an automobile shuttle service for Negroes who had participated in the march when she was killed. Post mortem party a big success LONDON (UPI) — Employes, relatives and friends of multimillionaire real estate tycoon Bernard Sunley Monday night attended a champagne party at Claridges. one of London's most fashionable hotels. Tlie bill was S9,800. but Sunley insisted on paying. Sunley died last November at the age of 54. He directed in Ms S14 million will that the party be held within 30 days after his deatli. Difficulties over the estate delayed it until Monday night. Regents to hear report on campus disturbance LOS .ANGELES (UPI) - Results of an investigation into disturbances on the Univei-sity of California's Berkeley campus will be discussed Friday by a regents committee meeting here. However, fmdings of the committee were not expected to be made public at tliat lime. The committee, headed by regent William E. Forbes, was assigned the task by tlie full board of finding out factors contributing to the recent unrests. Jerome Byrne, a Beverly Hills attorney, has had an eight- man staff working on the project since January, and his findings will be reviewed by the committee at the Friday meeting, scheduled for the California Club. Forbes noted that the meeting may be the fu:st of a series by the regents committee dealing witli the report, before the group agrees on what it will relate to the regents. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. United States and Russia. Kau­ mali backtracked. Schaffer was evicted, his schemes never backed up by Russian consent, perhaps because it took a year to gt a leter from Sitka to St. Petersburg in those days. Tlie recipes start with firs! courses and salads and go through the meal to desserts, even, including sections on special picnics and party food. —By Donald B. Thackrey, United Press International — OUR ANCESTORS TsyQuincy "What are they? Well, in a way you could say it's Egypt's first retirement villagel" "Would you mind escorting me home, Officer? That girl is following mel" Beverages ACKOSS I Drink from Brazil 1 Holiday drink 13 'XUy maid o£ Astolat" 14 Gull-like 15 Drink of the gods 16 Tiara 17Chil3 16 French psychologist (1857-19111 20 Worm 21 Rent 22 Weapon tvsT.) 26 Extraordinary 31 State 32 Slumber 33 Star in Cygnus 35 Essential being 36 .-^mericaa Indian S9 Indian soda] class 40 Instruct 42 Observe 45 Debar from use 46 Payable 49 Conceder 51 App]e drink rpl .l 53 Swallow again 54 Beginning 55 Smart (coll.) 56 Undertake DOW.V 1 U. S. coin 2 Oil (comb, form) 3ThinR done 4 Suitable 5 Empower 6 Uncanny 7 Earliest 8 Ankle coverings 153 9 Sweetheart (AllglO-lTj 10 Pheasant brood 11 f ^Klivitf^iiB^ Answer -to Previous Puzzle B I2Jewds 19 American science group (ab.) 22 Teenage drink 23 Exclamation of warning 24 Twining stem 25 South -African hunting weapon 27 .Mhena 28 Cape 29 .-\dventure 30 Fencing weapon 41 Beverage from 47 Jewish sacred 34 Acrid a bean instrument beverages 42 Chalcedony* 48 Saxon servant 37 Close at hand 43 Elbe tributary 50 Dawn goddess 38 Flatfish 44 Gaelic 52 Roman 35 Singing groups 46 Rodent underworld god NEWSPAPERS: Guardians of Freedom Safeguard for Our Form of Government Said lEstotian H. G. WeUs: The cause of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire lay in the fact that there were no newspapers in that day. Because there were no newspapers there was no way by which, the dwellers of the far-flung nation and the empire could find out what was going on-at the center. This newspaper and American newsmen all over tfie world are dedf* cated to presenting, so nearly as is humanfy possible, the unclouded face of fruth in its news columns. Guarding your freedom and youi* right to know is our everyday job. IFacfs

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