The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on March 31, 1985 · Page 20
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 20

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, March 31, 1985
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iae ou.uiiu Another unemployment program set to end WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal unemployment benefits program for 339,000 people nationwide expires this week, the third major cut in government aid to the jobless in the past four years. A House subcommittee has endorsed a bill that would extend the federal supplemental compensation benefits three months after it runs out at midnight next Saturday. But it appears Congress won't have enough time to act before the Easter recess, and President Reagan says the program no longer is needed, citing a growing economy and the alternative of job training. In 1981, the administration pushed through Congress changes that made it more difficult to qualify for participation in another program, a joint state-federal extended benefits plan for the jobless. Only West Virginia and Alaska, the states with the highest unemployment rates in the nation, are participants in that extended benefits program. It provides up to 13 weeks of aid after basic state benefits have expired. Had the old rules still been in effect, at least four other states would have been eligible to participate in the program. In another reduction, officials in at least nine states since 1981 have reduced benefits for the basic state benefits program, which provides up to 26 weeks of aid to the jobless. "The shrinkage of unemployment insurance ... shows up in the extremely large number of jobless workers who remain without benefits," concludes a report issued last week by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. At the low point of the last recession in November 1982, there were 5.9 million unemployed. without jobless assistance out of 11.9 million total unemployed. Despite the economic recovery, that figure has remained high, with some 5.3 million people without jobless benefits last month and 8.4 million people out of work. The program expiring this week was set up by Congress in 1982 as a recession stopgap adding up to 14 weeks of benefits for the long-term unemployed. HEAR MORE WITH LESS If one of the reasons why you've puf off getting a hearing aid Is size, then you must see and try Beltone's new Ode. The Ode Is a canal aid. It fits directly Into your ear canal. There are no tubes, no wires, virtually nothing showing. Call your Beltone hearing aid specialist today for a free demonstration. And see If the Ode Is right for you. 234 8. Santa F«, Sallna 827-8911 Alan Orlgtby, Dl.t. M 8 r. W.fl. Blc., Owner Journal Ads Pay Information gathering cuts proposed By The New York Times WASHINGTON - The Reagan administration has proposed a sharp reduction in the government's efforts to gather and distribute statistics about all aspects of American life. Under the proposal, contained in a directive drafted by the Office of Management and Budget, the budget office would have authority over all information-gathering efforts by federal agencies. The agencies would have to to show that the efforts were "essential" to their mission, that they were not likely to be performed by the private sector and that their benefits outweighed their costs. The directive would apply to labor and health statistics, housing data, economic and trade figures, environmental reports and other kinds of information. Supporters of the idea say it would save billions of dollars spent each year for unnecessary information. But critics contend that the value of government information cannot be measured by its cost alone. Information gathered by the government and made available to the public creates an informed electorate, they say. And reducing its flow would reduce the accountability of government. The proposal has been distributed to government agencies for their comments. Although the directive could be altered or even rescinded as a result of the comments, officials at the budget office said they • expected it to take effect in the fall. The administration already has reduced the amount of information available to the public. This was done by increasing the authority of government officials to classify information, cutting back on the collection of statistics and eliminating hundreds of government publications. But the American Library Association considers the directive the most extreme step the administration has taken so far. "It's a real trend of this administration to limit public access to information," said Eileen D. Cooke, the association's associate executive director. "We're telling our members to tell their users, business people and consumers, that they're going to be cut off at the pass." Cooke questioned the cost-benefit criteria the directive would establish. "What is the dollar benefit of an informed citizenry?" she asked. "What is the dollar benefit of housing statistics or health statistics? How do you define 'essential?' " I Re-Elect | Bon ilia The Worklngman's Voice On The City Commission Experience and Fairness in Public Service! I Pol. fldv. paid lor by Bonilla lor City Commlision, Bob Caldwell, Coordinator; Bud Jilka, Treasurer. JUST REL FOR SALE PRESIDENT JOHN E KENNEDY GOV'T. SILVER U.S. MINT ST^TE .900 FINE PURE SILVER REASONS TO BUY NOW US. COIN RESERVE U.S. Coin Reserve, a distributor of Government Currency is now releasing its last reserve of only 10,000 half dollars of the famous John F. Kennedy Government Silver. Its Chief Executive Officers have ordered the sale of our only remaining stockpiles of the treasured John F. Kennedy Government Silver collection at the incredibly low price of only $18.90 each! Due to the urgency of the authorization, this price of only $18.90 is less than one half of our full market value and can be guaranteed for one week only. Orders received later may not be honored due to volatile fluctuations in the precious metals market, and checks may be returned uncashed. UNIQUE RARITY President Kennedy's mournful passing in 1963 marked the beginning and end of a special issue 90% pure silver half dollar. These half dollars are the only silver issue with the official presidential seal represented on the reverse. President Kennedy, being a coin collector himself, was very fond of the presidential seal and the engravers used this device in creating a coin that lives on where this great leader has passed away. No other silver coin in the entire history of the United States was minted with this feature, creating a coin of instant uniqueness and rarity. Also, our history records show that this is the only silver issue of U.S. coinage to have two famous designers and their respective monograms stamped on either side. These unique features along with a limited one year mintage are the essence of profit and excitement in coin collecting and investing. GOVERNMENT SILVER RELEASED Our release to the American Public of 5000 Government Silver half dollars will only be through this noticel Government issued coins stored in guarded,vaults are 20 years old and guaranteed to be brilliant uncirculated gems. U.S. Coin Reserve; a division of Verret Enterprises, a private corporation, has instructed its professional coin analysts to grade and select only the coins that qualify to be Flawless M.S. 67 Uncirculated Gems. Also all Government Silver sold by us is fully guaranteed by the United States as to silver content and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the U.S. Coin Reserve. We can only guarantee this price for one week due to the volatility of the precious metals market. STRICT LIMIT Since our price of $18.90 is only half of our full market price we expect an avalanche of orders to come pouring in. Therefore, we advise you to get your order in early before the strictly limited supply at this price is sold. We offer a 4 day examination period for each order; orders returned within that time will receive a full refund. A limit of five hundred coins per order will be strictly adhered to! So, avoid disappointment. Act now! 1. The investment of a lifetime. 2. Wall Street's Salomon Brothers as well as other National and World economists say rare coins are one of the best investments. 3. Many rare coin analysts have predicted that a single silver half dollar could be worth up to $380 in 5 years. 4. .900 Fine Silver (90%) 5. Not only an investment but a true piece of American History. 6. Gov't Silver coins, with permanent collector value are considered by many experts to be a much better investment than silver bullion with no collector value. 7. IN OUR OPINION, THESE COINS HAVE ONLY BEEN HANDLED BY BANKERS AND MINT PERSONNEL. 8 A LIMIT OF FIVE HUNDRED COINS PER ORDER WILL STRICTLY BE ADHERED TO! SO, AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. ACT NOW! COIN DEALERS ALLOWED A LIMIT OF 500 For VISA & MasterCard 1-800-321-8700 CALL TOLL FREE 24 Hours a day • 7 Days a week including Sunday AMERICAN HERO Born in a large Irish Catholic family, John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected president in American History. As a young man he showed great courage in WWII while on an important torpedo mission. After a destroyer annihilated his torpedo boat, he physically saved the lives of his crew by swimming 19 hours for help. Not only did he fight well but with his keen mind he authored two best selling history books, one of which won the coveted and sought after Pulitzer Prize. After winning the office of the Presidency his spirit and accomplishments benefitted man and mankind in all walks of life. He put the first American in space, he increased wages for laborers, he fought for civil rights of minorities, he extended social security for the aged, and he also reduced tariffs for businessmen. When the Russians threatened world peace with nuclear missiles in Cuba, he swiftly and strategically crushed them with a naval blockade. Once again proving what a strong leader can do with this great contry to guard world peace. It is a sad fact that a man with the seeming powers of a god who touched the lives of everyone on this great planet had to suffer the fate of death by assasination. John F. Kennedy, perhaps the greatest leader in the history of the world died like a soldier — under fire. U.S. Coin Reserve, Dept. SI Call For Mailing Instructions Please send me by insured mail Silver Half Dollars at $18.90 each, plus postage, handling, and insurance as indicated below. 1 huve 4 days to inspect my coins, at which time 1 will recei vu a ful 1 refund if I return them to you by insured mail. D (#806A) 1 Silver Half Dollar only $18.90 plus $3 postage, handling and insurance D (/C806E) 5 Silver Half Dollars only $94.50 plus $5 postage, handling and insurance D (#806J) 10 Silver Half Dollars . .only $189.00 plus $10 postage, handling and insurance D (#806T) 20 Silver Half Dollars . .only $378.00 plus $15 postage, handling and insurance D (806Q) 40 Silver Half Dollars. . .only $756.00 plus $27 postage, handling and insurance D (X806R) 60 Silver Half dollars .only $1134.00 plus $33 postage, handling and insurance D (#806F) 80 Silver Half Dollars .only $1512.00 plus $36 postage, handling and insurance Cl (#8068) 120 Silver Half Dollarsonly $2268.00 plus $46 postage, handling and insurance D (#806N)200 Silver Half Dollarsonly $3780.00 plus $70 postage, handling and insurance D (#806Z) 500 Silver Half Dollarsonly $9450.00 plus $110 postage, handling and insurance Tbtal amount enclosed $ Charge order D Visa U MC Acc'L__ — Signature Telephone number. Mr. Mrs. Ms. Miss___ Address____ City.. All Coins Held at U.S. COIN RESERVE UNITED STATES COIN RESERVE BUILDING Call For Mailing Instructions MAIL ORDER ONLY

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