Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 26, 1968 · Page 10
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 10

Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, February 26, 1968
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PHtftii Wore People 0n Relief Than Ever Community and Credit *™"*V Trouble* in Own Associated P>es§ Writer WASHINGTON {AP) - A report from the front ift another War** the war against poverty-" makes as cheerless reading. During 196?, tfi the third year of President Johnson's antipov- 6 fly program, with Its avowed aim of helping people to help themselves, more people went on relief than ever before. tn the single program of aid to families with dependent children— by fat the largest and most active of the aid programs *- 686,000 people were added to the rolls last year compared with 319,0o0durlng the previous year and an average annual in* crease of 220,000 over the past five years, The total number In the program is now at a record high 5.4 million. And not only are families going on the rolls at a faster rate than ever, they are slower to get off. Last year the number of cases closed declined from the previous year. Even so, there Is this startling statistic from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare: Today, in the 34th year of the government's commitment to a welfare program, only half those eligible for child welfare benefits are getting them. The rest either don't know about It or won't sign up out of pride. The department said the big increase was unanticipated, but In justifying a request for an emergency appropriation of $1,1 billion to keep the programs going, the department gave at least one reason that can hardly be called a new development. This Is the persistence of a high unemployment rate among the unskilled and uneducated. For Negroes among this group the unemployment rate is three to four times above the average. Another reason for the Increase is the long-continuing movement of rural poor to the cities where welfare benefits are easier to get and more generous. The states set their own benefits rates and eligibility standards, and contribute part of the money. The wide discrepancy in the states' efforts to help their poor is seen in the level of benefits in the children's program: From a low of $8.35 per child per month in Mississippi to $57.20 In New Jersey. The national average Is $38.15 per child or $157.70 per family. Ironically, it is the administration's effort to improve the lot of the poor that has probably contributed most to the increase in the welfare load. A major activity of many community anti- pie who qualify for welfare benefits and helping them establish their eligibility. Civil rights groups and other private organizations are also active in this area. Also, the new Medicaid program has turned up many families eligible for relief under the children's aid program. But that was also a well-advertised feature of the last big overhaul of the program In 1962, and the rolls have increased steadily every since, By DICK BARNES Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - While GoV, George Romney struggles in New Hampshire and Wisconsin to stay In the Republican presidential race, embarrassing political trouble Is developing In his own backyard, Republican conservatives wiio have long opposed the governor are In the midst of a well-organ* I2ed campaign that could siphon eight or more Michigan delegates from Romney, forcing We Set Up New Bookkeeping Systems: BLOCK BOOKKEEPING SERVICE H&R BLOCK LOCATION Murfon Will Challenge Baby's CUMMINS PRISON FARM, Ark. (AP)—A G-week-old infant whose mother Is an Intrmte here lias been placed in care of a warden and his wife, and prison Supt. Thomas 0. Murton says he Is ready to challenge efforts to have the child removed. He said anyone who intends to remove the baby from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crawford "should come prepared to remove all children from the prison grounds." The baby previously was cared for in the women's reformatory at Cummins, but the state Welfare Board approved a motion last Friday asking Commissioner Len Blaylock to do whatever was necessary to remove the child from the prison. Murton said a foster home agreement was entered Into by the mother of the child and the Crawfords, pending "development of a permanent plan at some future time." Murton said removal of the child from the reformatory apparently didn't satisfy some "of our good citizens who seek to extract one more pound of flesh of retributions from this woman." A spokesman at Murton's office said there were "at least 25" free world children living on the prison grounds. "It is now contended that the free world staff's housing area on the prison ground does not constitute a suitable environment for a 6-week-old baby," Murton said In a prepared statement. "If any rational being in possession of his mental faculties seriously believes that, then, of course, the free line is not acceptable as a housing area for all children living there." "I think it is time to cease persecution of the mother and her Infant son under the gulze of samarltan concepts and channel these energies into more productive ventures which have a greater likelihood of success," Murton said. - B. N. Holt photo with Star camera WEBB LASETER "Good credit makes you a credit to your community," the Hope Rotary Club learned last Friday at the Town and Country In a program presented by Webb Laseter, manager of the Credit Bureau of Hempstead County, Inc. He showed a film, "People Who Know People," made by the Associated Credit Bureaus of America, which explained the function and purpose of Credit Bureaus. He also distributed reprints of a Reader's Digest article, "What the Credit Bureaus Know About You," which appeared In November 1967. President Clyde Fotise welcomed the large group of members, visiting Rotarians, Byron Thompson of Nashville and Elmer Harris of Stamps and guests, Ned Purtle, Bob Moers, the Rev. Gerald Trussell, and Hugh Lewis of Dallas. QPIN TONIGHT J TAKE THE BITE OUT OF YOUR INCOME TAX let HQCK take yoy off the hook. We'll find yoyr deductions, gnd mgke jyre they're the mgsimym Yoy'll sqye time, maybe more then enough money tg pgy fpr PUC l?w ?ost service. BOTH FfDfRAl AND JTATf LIFE gvprqnt?? ocfurple prepofalien pf tieif to* r«lurn. If •ye tngke any frrg/l tb.9l J9»t x«v P"y psoplly ?r inlerejl, we will p.gy ths punolty or inlere>l. with ©ypr ?09Q feytfc Ifm ftrt »t Store Rftofle PR7-5416 9:AM - 5:PM British to Limit Asian Immigrants By MICHAEL R. CODEL Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) - The British government stood firmly behind its bill to limit the flood of Asian Immigrants from Kenya despite growing opposition. But with the working masses opposed to colored competition, political observers predicted Parliament would pass the bill this week. Influential members of all three political parties joined church and civic leaders In criticizing the bill restricting the entry into Britain of holders of British passports who were not born In Britain or whose parents were not native-born. A group from Keny's Asian community flew to London today to lobby against the bill, Left-wing Laborite Sir Dingle Foot, a former cabinet minister, said he would vote against the bill as it stands. He termed it "in effect racialist legislation." A group of Conservative members of Parliament said the quota of 1,500 entry permits a year for those affected by the bill was "too low," although they agreed that some form of restriction is necessary. The Tories will probably abstain on the House of Commons vote, assuring the bill of passage. The 12 Liberals may abstain or join Foot and a few other La- borltes In direct opposition. Representatives of Indian immigrants living in England's industrial Midlands voted last night to hold a week of mass protests against the bill. An estimated 3,000 British and Asian demonstrators marched, through London Sunday to protest the.bJJJ. They were booecj by 500 counterdemonstrators, Amid conflicting shouts of "Nig* ger, go home!" and "Fascist swine!" s0n»« scuffles broke out. Editorials and letters in several newspapers called the bill "hypocrisy." One paper's cartoon showed three immigration booths at an airport, for holders o( "British passports" "non- British passports," and "British non-passports," A turbaned figure was directed to the last booth. Immigrants of Indian and Pakistani origin continued to pour into Britain to escape Kenya's new restrictive labor laws aimed at the J0.0,000 Asian Kenyans. With direct flights from Nairobi booked solid, the refugees came via Uganda, the Congo, Cairo and even Moscow. Asian leaders said that nearly 10,000 would arrive before the bars come down. him lo go fo Ihe fte^ublfdstn na> llonal Convention without the unanlfnotis endofsement of his own state. Roftiney, battling to Reverse his sharp downswing In national polls, can 111 afford any appear* anee of weakness in his princi' pal power base. the degree of his opponents* success in Michigan will be bet* fer measured after county and district Republican conventions across the state March 27. But a Michigan congressman who strongly supports Romney told a reporter that after hear* Ing a report on the situation' from COP State Chairman Elly Peterson, "Iwas reallydlscour* aged." "The trouble Is that the ex- tremists are working extremity hdrd and the moderates are only working moderately hard," said another congressm-if!, equally cofhifiltfed to Rornney's candidacy* Opposition id Romney is fed by Richard t)urant of Grosse Points, ehaifrnift of the I4lh Congressional BistHel party of • gaftization in Wayne County, which includes Uelrolt. Durant also heads the United Republicans of Michigan, a con- $ervafive«orientetl group which, say Romney forces, has a do£en or more paid workers operating in the field- Durant could not be reached for eommi'ftt, but the extent of his activity may become evident when the United Republicans convene in Cf afrt Rapids March 9. "We knew he's *drikmg all over the state," safd Mrs, Peterson, who came to Washington to make her report to ftornney supporters, the most fertile fields for Romney opponents are in Oakland and Macomb Counties, both Detroit suburbs, aw! in areas along the state's southern bor- def. At the 1964 GOP convention, eight of Michigan's 48 delegates abandoned Romney fo vote for Sen. Barry fioldtater, the winner, but Romney then was only a favorite son, not the. serious contender he is today, through his three terms as goverrwr, arch conservatives among the Republicans have FrofUlfjf 20, 'Ml never bothered Hortiney stgHlfl* candy &f the polls. But they've repeatedly harassed hifft within the party organteatloft on ft variety of issues. the parly hierarchy (ilnnol shut the dissidents out of the convention delegation because each of the 19 congressional dls* trlcts picks two delegates < ten more will be selected at large at a state convention April 2647, Party leaders afefi't worried about the loyally of the at-large delegates, but they've already written off the (wo to be picked from Durant's I4th district and are worried about at least six others. The letters OAS stand for the Organization of American States. DOUBLE Better Plan on doing some EXTRA SAVING this week at Safeway! Yeu'll want to take home plenty of your family's favorites at these low, low prices. Buy a big batch! The more you buy, the more you Save! SO. STAMPS WEDNESDAY! Meat Dinners Banquet Assorted Frozen Meat Dinners, Save 17c! 11-Oz. PkQS. BARGAINS TO CART AWAY Vacuum Coffee Salad Dressing Margarine Piedmont Big Buy I Qt. 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