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Around the Rotunda ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WED., JAN, 12, 1972 -Page 4 Welfare Book Causes Stir Politalk i By HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Association DES MOINES - (IDPA) - A handbook prepared by private organizations on "welfare rights" is causing quite a stir among some legislators. The 92-page book on aid to dependent qhildren was prepared by welfare rights organizations in Polk, Black Hawk and Buchanan Counties and a Wartburg College student group. The booklet outlines the requirements for ADC, procedures for applying, and benefits to be derived. What rankles the lawmakers is the tone of the publication as exemplified in the preface . . . "that all people in Iowa and everywhere will be able to live as we all should live — free, with dignity, and without having to struggle daily to meet our basic human needs." The booklet came to light at a recent meeting between state social services commissioner James Gillman and the legislative budget and financial control committee. N The legislative committee had rejected a request from the social services department to publish an ADC handbook and Gillman inferred that the lack of a state publication had prompted private distribution of the ADC handbook in a "much less acceptable" form. Rep. Elmer DenHerder, R-Sioux Center, chairman of the BFCC said he certainly "frowns" on the welfare rights handbook. Another committee member, Sen. Quentin V. Anderson, R-Beaconsfield, said, "their attitude is something for everyone, if they work or not; this is wrong." Rep. Edgar Holden, R-Davenport, feels the welfare handbook "is heavily oriented towards ways to seek out loopholes in the law and to avoid the spirit of the law by merely observing the letter of the law." Rep. Richard Radl, D-Lisbon, charged that "these people are using social welfare services as the instrument by which they are promotingtheir' share the wealth' schemes." The basic philosophy of the writers of the book is perhaps best illustrated in a preamble. "Today it is generally accepted by the experts in the field of public welfare that a person on welfare is a 'consumer'." As a consumer, you are the only one who can really say whether the money and services you are receiving are good or bad, helpful or harmful. Since public welfare programs are established by law to be helpful to all citizens who are in need of the services, you have the right to express your dissatisfaction with them. In other words, you have the right to tell the yuuiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiNMiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiii county welfare department, the Iowa state department of social services, or the United States department of health, education and welfare, whether or not you believe the services that you are receiving are of good or poor quality. It's sort of like buying a vacuum sweeper at the store and you take it home and it doesn't work or it gives you an electric shock. What you would do is take it back to the store and see that things are made right. As a consumer you were dissatisfied. You should consider your rights, when receiving welfare money or services in the same way. . . " In advising the ADC recipient on the proper association with his welfare worker the booklet advises them to "push" the social worker "gently, at first." The social worker "has probably had little or no education or training for his job," according to the publication. "Try to always remember his background and limited training, and not be too judgmental of his mistakes," the handbook continues. In discussing the food stamp program the book tells the ADC recipient not to think of it as "chairty" or a "give-away." The say the food stamp program was set up "mainly to benefit large farmers and big grocery stores, to help get rid of surplus food." The handbook says that copieB are available through the Welfare Answering Service, Wartburg, College, Waverly, la., for 15 cents "to people who don't have much money" and $2 for others. Paul Harvey Back to the Dogfight Hold the phone; we've learned something surprising over Vietnam. The missiles miss. Our planes are back to dogfighting again! Such a few months ago our Pentagon started putting most of your eggs in the missile basket. If we could fire heat-seeking missiles at planes, either from the ground or from other planes, missiles which would actually home in on, chase down and blow up enemy air­ craft — who'd need fighter-bombers with guns any more? But suddenly we discovered that a SAM missile is no match for a maneuvering plane. If you can see it coming, you can duck it until its few minutes' fuel is exhausted. Put even the newer, more sophisticated SAM on your wingtip And dive and there's no way it can turn tight enough to catch you. So now, in the same war in which we'd abandoned the gun as a primary air-to- Around Iowa... There's no child so bad that he can't be used as an income tax deduction. "Popoffs," Treynor Record. When life takes a turn for a different path, one thinks in terms of last things. Now, on this farm, our last kernel of corn has been picked and hauled to town and the soybeans have been hauled to the , elevator-for storage. Our plows will not till the soil again. Here, I have taken my last late supper and coffee to the field for my farmer-husband. There will be no more trips into the fields we have cared for the past welve years. "Lites," Lytton Star. iiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiii niii |i AILY NEWS An independent newspaper published "Monday through Friday," except principal holidays, excluding February 22 and Veterans Day. Second class postage paid at Estherville, Iowa. Published by the Estherville Daily News, Division of Mid-America Publishing Corp., 10 N. 7th St., Estherville, Iowa 51334. Subscription rates: City of Estherville, Armstrong, Ringsted, T e r r i 1, Graettinger and Superior, delivered by carrier, 60 cents per week; $7.80for 3 months, $15.60 for 6 months, $29.70 year. By mail in Emmet and bordering counties: $14.00 year, Zones 1-8, $19.50 year. Fred E. Williams, Publisher; Stan Brotherton, Managing Editor; Richard Myers, Advertising Director; Gladys Streiff, Business Manager; Donald Stoffel, Production Manager; Randy Shierk, Shopper Manager. Member of Associated Press, Iowa Daily Press Association, Iowa Press = Association. a Photos submitted to this newspaper will not be returned by mail. How- I ever, they may be picked up at the Daily News Office. 5 liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiimmiiiiuuiiiiniiiiumiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiBiiiiiMili HI AND LOIS § Miss Anna Poull of Strawberry Point celebrated her 101st birthday recently. She is very alert and interested in current events, and proud of her church and club work. Four ladies who were honored recently for 223 years of service in the Order of the Eastern Star lodge at Manly are Mabel Field, Adelphia Mitchell, Inez Johnson and Lucy Fehman. On display at the 1971 Holiday Fair at Knoxville, was a handmade chess table of native walnut and a chess set hand- turned by Alex Erickson of Pershing, ft took Mr. Erickson almost all last wirtej^tjdfe complete. Father opines that he does not understand some things. He reminded me that we are told to keep our noses to the grindstone, our shoulders to the wheel, our eyes on the road and our ears to the ground. "And you know," he said, "If we did that do you know where we'd land? In the hospital, that's where." "Scribblings, Tabor-Randolph Beacon-Enterprise. If you haven't seen one of the teenagers' rooms lately, you have missed a treat. Each wall is different. Not only clashing colors, but black, yet. May have checkerboard ceiling. Panels may be installed horizontally. Mushroom stools, replacing chairs all over the room makes good sense to me. "Off The Square," Clarinda Herald-Journal. ARCHIE I HIT A SKUNK ON THE WAY THERE? BEETLE BAILEY air weapon, we're reinstalling it. We're relying on 20 mm guns in our present generation F-4, future versions of this flying blowtorch will mount 25 and 30 mm. guns. And if the air war continues over Indochina you'll be hearing less about missiles and more about MIGs. The fuel range of the MIG limits them to the north*, as we close in on Hanoi we encounter them. Consistently we are challenged by them over Laos. In late December we lost four jets in one day up there; three to MIGs. To a layman a missile sounds ominous, but airmen would rather bet on a bullet which, at upper altitudes, adds to its own velocity the launch velocity of the plane itself. And the new guns are fancier; the lead is computed automatically. During the Sixties there was much conjecture about the impracticability of dog- fighting at supersonic speeds; we don't. Because of the G-factor limitations on pilots and aircraft, most all dogfighting is done at subsonic speeds. The MIG at low altitude and high airspeed is more fragile than our own jets, so they continue "to use ground- to-air missiles to try to keep us flying high. With fighter - bombers increasing in importance — for bomber cover and close ground support — our Air Force • is having to Ve-emphasize pilot training. By previous standards, too many of our present pilots are inept, inexperienced. Present planes are so expensive that our replacement training program has been made supersafe; pilot proficiency suffers. Where we used to wash out three out of four Air Force cadets, almost nobody is flunked out any more. And the reenlistment rate has been bad. By 1975, 87 per cent of our cockpits will be filled by less than five-year men. Recent pay hikes may encourage reenlistment — but our fighter pilot quality right now is not good and our men in combat are further limited by such strict rules of engagement that Vietnam is not a proper measure of capability of the modern fighter-bomber, when it's unfettered and operated at its optimum. IN HIS "Listening Post," Lt. Gov. Roger Jepsen lists these fiveipoiijts of his tax reform proposal: 1. Repeal sales tax on food for home consumption and prescription medicine. 2. Abolish personal property tax in phases over five year period. 3. Exempt persons with adjusted gross incomes under $4,000 per year from income tax (limited to one adult per family). 4. Exempt improvement to land and buildings and replacement of buildings from real property tax for five years. 5. Add one cent to sales tax on non-food, non-prescription items. 1972 Iowa Election Year Calendar (By the Iowa Daily Press Association) Jan. 24 Feb. 26 Mar. 13 Mar. 25 Mar. 31 Apr. 4 — Apr. 12 Apr. 22 May 20 May 26 Jun. 6 — Jun. 9 — Jun. 14 - Jul. 6 Jul. 7-8 Jul. 9 Aug. 21 Oct. 2 Oct. 28 Nov. 7 Nov. 27 - - Democrat precinct caucuses. - Democrat county conventions. - First day for filing for U. S. Senate, Congress, State offices and General Assembly. - Democrat district conventions (sites to be determined). - Last day for filing for U. S, Senate, Congress, state offices and General Assembly. Republican precinct caucuses. - Last day for filing for county offices. - Democrat statutory state convention, Ames. - Democrat state presidential convention, Des Moines. • Registration for primary election closes in registration cities and counties. Primary election. , Republican county conventions. - State executive council conducts official canvass of the primary election as certified to council by county boards. Republican district caucuses, Des Moines. - Republican statutory state and presidential conventions, Des Moines. Democrat national convenion, Miami Beach. - Republican national convention, San Diego. Branch registration offices open. - Registration for general election closes in registration cities and counties. General election. - State executive council canvasses the vote. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 1972. There are 354 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1945, German forces were retreating in disorder in the World War II Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. On this date: In 1643, Warwick, R. L, was founded by Samuel Goton after his banishment from the Massachusetts colony ongrounds of heresy. In 1737, the first signer of the American Declaration of Independence, John Hancock-,"<was"born in Braintree, Mass. In 1933, an Arkansas Democrat, Mrs. Hattie Caraway, became the first elected woman senator. In 1944, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French Gen. Charles de Gaulle held a wartime conference at Marrakesh, Morocco. In 1958, the Soviet Union proposed a zone free of nuclear weapons from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean. Ten years ago: Directors of the two biggest U. S. railroads, the Pennsylvania and New York Central, approved a merger. Five years ago: Communist China's army pledged its support to Mao Tse- tung during disorders touched off by the Chinese cultural revolution. One year ago: New York police arrested the head of the militant Jewish Defense League, Rabbi Meir Kahane. Familiar Landmark (From Tuesday) Tuesday's "Where Are You" feature picture was taken at the front door of the Elk's building in Estherville. th e small society by Brick man WMMfift*n Star Syndicate. |n« /AY gLTbP WA^ V&£Y <5cop Fb£ A PEMcefZAT- 1-12 &fZicK/*MJ RIP KIRBY ''One of these days I'm going to get to the office on time and find out who's coming in late!" red$" 1 ' SerV6S U " lil lhe <*« of Che Esther Maid Grade A Dairy Products

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