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Public Aid Department to Check on Single Recipients Golesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, Friday* Sept 13, 1963 II By BRUCE R. BAKKE United Press International SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The 16,000 single recipients of public aid in Illinois will have to have their eligiility re-determined before they will be issued November relief checks. Harold 0. Swank, director of the state Department' of Public Aid, said the step was part of a continuing process of re-evaluating Illinois relief rolls. "Periodically, over the years, we have concentrated on certain areas where we think we might be able to cut the relief cases," Swank said. This time 1 we will give a t horough check to single people. Many times there is no reason why they can't leave one county to get work in another county. "Sometimes a single person rents a sleeping room with no cooking facilities. Then we also have to issue him a meal ticket. Maybe we'll find there are rooms with cooking facilities available and it would be less expensive to put him in one of these places." In Four Categories In July, there were 11,426 single general assistance recipients in Cook County and 4,742 in the rest of the state. The Department of Public Aid puts them into four categories. In the first category, identified as Al, are employable persons not physically disabled. This is the area in which Swank believes there is the greatest possibility of trimming the relief rolls. Most of the Al single persons have no skills and can do only unskilled labor. Many of them are unskilled 18 year olds who have just come off the aid to dependent children categories. Sometimes the Public Aid Department must pay for the movement of these persons to areas in which there are jobs. For the cost of this transfer, the state is able to trim its future relief obligation. In the-A2 category are persons who, because of physical disability, are able to do light work only. In some of these cases, Swank said the persons can be retrained for specific jobs they are capable of holding. Listed in the A3 category are able-bodied persons who are not able to leave their homes. Often these cases involve persons caring for sick relatives. If these people were to leave the home, Swank said, the sick persons would have to be put in private nursing homes at a much greater cost to the state. There are only 1,300 such cases in the state. The Largest Group In the final category, labeled B, are persons who are unable to find work because of a disability. Such persons are partially disabled but not eligible for federal matching funds because they are not "totally and permanently disabled." This is the largest category, including 4,914 persons in Cook County and 1,972 in the rest of the state. Swank said all single persons in these categories will be informed that they must have their eligibility re-determined before they get their November assistance checks. Swank said in the depression years of the 1930s, it was found POSTAL CLERKS SIGN CONTRACT—Representatives of Local 671 United Federation of Postal Clerks signed a contract this morning with the local postmaster concerning personnel policies. Taking part in the signing were (left to right) Ray Mnddcn, Everett Pattison, Don Robinson, Earl D. Griffith, Postmaster Evar Swanson and Edwin Shivcley, assistant post* master. Federal Employes Sign First Contract Two contracts, differing widely from usual labor - management agreements, were signed this morning at the Galesburg Post Office. Representatives of Local 671 United Federation of Postal Clerks, and the Galesburg chapter of the National Assn. of Letter Carriers signed separate con- that when such re-determination orders were issued, about 10 per cent of the persons did not even re-apply for aid. Now the figure is down to about 3 or 4 per cent, Swank said. "You find some recipients have income or resources you didn't know about," Swank said. "These checks, done properly, are always productive." ADMIRAL STEREOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY INSTRUMENT with Built-in FM I AM, FM Stereo Multiplex Radio Super 20 FM/AM, FM Stereo - Stereophonic the Lanesboro Charming Early American styling. Features "Phantom 3rd Channel" sound. New '.'Custom-Eleven" 4- speed record changer. Drift-free FM / AM, FM stereo multi-plex radio. Powerful dual channel stereo amplifier. Stereophonic High Fidelity the Shorehom $299 95 Featuring amazing Admiral two gram tone arm that can't harm record grooves— YOUR RECORDS CAN LAST OVER 3,000 PLAYS. 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Edward Day, and the one for clerks signed March 31, and the local contracts do not make provision for wage bargaining. Congress sets the salaries of federal employes. Another most important feature of the contract is that the union members are pledged to a no- strike policy. However, the contracts completed today cover local problems and policies, and call for guaran- SIGN LOCAL AGREEMENT — Galesburg representatives of the local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers today signed a negotiated agreement covering local practices, problems and policies in the post office. Present at the signing session were (left to right) Wylie Shlmcl Jr., .lames D. Shea, Postmaster Evar .Swanson, Francis P. Hoist, William Chaney and Edwin Shivcly, assistant postmaster. tees in basic seniority and working conditions. Negotiations began on tho local level June 14 and were completed last month. Handling the talks for the clerks were Earl D. Griffith, president; Everett Pattison, vice president; Don Robinson, and Ray Madden. Bargaining for the carriers were Francis P. Hoist, chairman; Wylie Shimel Jr., William Chaney, James D. Shea, William McKillip, Carl Anderson. Swansorr, Edwin Shivcly, assistant postmaster, Supt. Roger Olson and foremen Leroy Hund and Clarence Hallberg negotiated for the post office. List Patient As Critical PRAIRIE CITY - The condition of Dean VanVclsor of Prairie City, who suffered a heart attack Sunday while on a fishing trip, remains in critical condition and under oxygen at St. Francis Hospital, Macomb, according to a report from his family. A report on his condition as published in Wednesday's issue, was incorrectly listed. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Robertson for Referendum on Open Housing CHICAGO (UPI)-Cook County GOP chairman and gubernatorial hopeful Hayes Robertson has come to the support of efforts to secure a statewide referendum on open occupancy. 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