The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri on July 3, 1980 · Page 11
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CHILLICOTHE CONSTITUTION-TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1HO, CHILLICOTHE, MISSOURI-MM1~I»AOI 11 Social Security Be Prepared When You Apply for Social Security Planning to apply soon for social security benefits? If so, here's a tip: Be prepared with as much needed information as possible. This should help you get that first check faster. Both you and any eligible dependent will need your social security cards. And you'll need your birth certificates or other suitable proof of age. As a wage earner or self-employed person, you also need your last two VV-2 forms (Wage and Tax Statement) or self-employment tax returns because earnings for the previous two years will not yet appear on your social security earnings record. "Inquire before your retire" is particularly good advice if your retirement plans are uncertain. For example, you may be undecided on whether to start drawing reduced benefits before 65 or wait and get full amount at 65. You may Deep study There is truly something for everyone in the Constitution-Tribune, as is exemplified by this three-month-old Grey Woolly kitten, who seemed to take particular interest in coverage of the recent Jaycees mulling over the mental well-being of anyone who would willingly try to ride a wild bronco. However, he is looking forward to the C-T's coverage of the upcoming Independence Day weekend, the rodeo. In fact, nine out of 10 local kittens polled prefer to read the 4 _H anc j pp A F a j r _ anc | numerous other events this summer. C-T first, for news, sports and advertisments.(The other one could not read.) From the look on our photo-cat's face, he appears to be --Constitution-Tribune Photo Saturday mail is saved B y R O B K K T P A R R Y Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON ( A P ) - Saturday mail, once considered a prime target of congressional budget-cutters, appears to have escaped the ax and may end up even more secure than before. The House Post Office and Civil Service Committee refused Tuesday to comply with a House Budget Committee plan to scrap money for Saturday mail as a way to save the government $500 million. The Post Office Committee then went even further, voting to require the U.S. Postal Service, a quasi-independent agency, to continue six-day-a- week deliveries. That order was attached to a $947 million savings bill the committee approved in response to a congressional mandate that it cut programs under its jurisdiction by $1 "billion. The $1 billion was the Post Office Committee's share of $6.4 billion in spending cuts t h a t Congress d i r e c t e d congressional committees to WE WILL OPEN AT 6:00 P.M. JULY 4TH THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL Chicken Fried Steak $3.50 FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL Grilled Pork Chop $3.50 SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL 8 Oz. Rib Steak $4.95 Ttwsday, Friday * Saturday Night Specials Served With Salad Bar, Choice of Potato, Homemade Hot Rolls UNDAY BUFFET Smothered, Steak, Fried Chicken, Potatoes Chicken Gravy, Creamed Turnips, Green Beans, Large Selection of Salads, Hot Rolls, Cake Ice Cream $3.50 Under 5 Years Of Age FREE 6-10 Years Of Age '/a PRICE SERVING HOMEMADE FOOD EVERT DAT Tr ASTER'S 1 CHOICE 327 WASHINGTON -CHIUICOTHI 44*.f711 WE'LL M OHM THI FOURTH Of JULT make as part of the now- faltering drive to balance the fiscal 1981 federal budget. Although the Post Office Committee's refusal to halt S a t u r d a y m a i l c o u l d be challenged by House- budget- writers when the savings bill reaches the floor late this month, key Budget Committee members said continuation of six-day deliveries was not likely to be contested. Rep. Leon Panetta, D-Calif., a member of the Budget Committee, praised the Post Office Committee and other House panels for coming within $100 million of the $6.4 billion that the budget resolution in- structed them to save. "We ought to be satisfied with what the committees have done," Panetta said. The Post Office Committee has staunchly opposed curtailing mail deliveries and in its savings bill agreed to trim only $250 million from the Postal Service's $736 million government subsidy. The committee's chairman, Rep. James M. H a n l e y , D-N.Y., said that size cut would require no significant reduction in postal operations. However, to make certain the Postal Service did not eliminate Saturday deliveries anyway, the committee added specific wording requiring that six-day-a-week deliveries be continued. The Post Office Committee approved other cuts to largely make up for the money that would have been saved by eliminating Saturday mail. However, the panel still fell $53 million short of its instructions to save $1 billion in programs under its jurisdiction. The House Post Office Committee achieved its savings' through a number of relatively technical changes, the most significant being a one-time shift in the way cost-of-living benefits are computed for congressional and civil service pensions. Abortion decision: Questions and answers By RICHARD CARELLI Associated Pf ess Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The moral and political war over abortion rages on, but antiabortion forces have won a momentous victory. The Supreme Court says the federal government and the states are under no legal obligation to pay for most abortions for women on welfare. By the most slender of margins, a 5-4 vote, the nation's highest court ruled Monday that a congressional restriction on Medicaid spending for abortions is constitutional. The measure -- known as the Hyde amendment because it was sponsored by Rep. Henry Hyde, R-I1I. - bars Medicaid spending for abortions except when a woman's life would be endangered by childbirth or in cases of promptly reported rape or incest. Here are some questions ( and answers about major points of Monday's decision, and what it could mean. Q. Will this end legalized abortion in the United States? A. No. The Supreme Court's l a n d m a r k 1973 d e c i s i o n stating all women enjoy a constitutional right to control their bodies, at least for the first six months of their pregnancies,'is still the law of the land. In writing for the court's majority Monday, Justice Potter Stewart said just because poor women have such a right doesn't mean the government has to foot the bill. Q. If abortions are still legal, then isn't the victory merely ideological, carrying no real practical meaning'.' A. Wrong. About one-third of the 1 million legal abortions performed each year in the United States since 1973 have been for women on welfare. The Hyde amendment is expected to lower the number of Medicaid abortions from more than 300,000 to fewer than 2.000. Q. When will the cutoff of federal abortion funds occur? A. Lawyers,for the Department of Health and Human Services who studied the decision all day think all federal money for Medicaid abortions will dry up when the Supreme Court's mandate officially reaches two lower courts whose decisions it reversed -probably July 25 or July 20. Q. Will that save the federal government and the states s u b s t a n t i a l a m o u n t s o f money? A. No. Those women who will not be able to have the government pay for their abortions still will get the costs of childbirth paid for. And welfare payments for child care are expected to HSP Q. Can an individual state decide to make Medicaid funds available even though no matching federal funds will be available? A. Yes. Nine states and the District of Columbia have such policies now, but political pressure surely will mount to follow the federal government's lead. Those states arc- Alaska. Colorado, Hawaii, M i c h i g a n , N e w Y o r k , Washington, Maryland, North Carolina and Oregon. OBITUARY Michael Ray Walker Michael Ray Walker, son ol Forrest E. and Marjorie (Mendenhall) Walker, was born J u n e 16, 1959. at Chillicothe, Mo., and died June 25.19X0, in a pickup truck accident on his way home from town. He was 21 years of age. Mike was a lifetime resident of Chillicothe and a 1977 graduate of the local high school. He .was a normal fun- loving boy who lived life to the full. In addition to his many other activities, he loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed helping his father with the farming. He wanted to be independent and always managed to find work to support himself. He was a valued and depend a b l e e m p l o y e e of The Donaldson Company; and during the layoff he helped with t h e C h r i s t m a s r u s h a ; Scruby's Hardware. In view of the current economic situation he had decided to go back to school this f a l l . He was employed by the Hibner Saw Mill at the time of his death. Mike was a spiritually sen- sitive person and had accepted Christ as his Savior under the ministry of the Rev. M e r l i n S h i v e l y o f t h e Highview Baptist Church. His brief life was a fulfilment of the words of James Phillip Bailey: "We live in deeds, not y e a r s : i n t h o u g h t , n o t breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks mosl. feels the noblest, acts the best." Mike was preceded in death by a sister. Gayle Ann Walker. He is survived by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Korresl Walker of Chillicothe; his brother and sister-in-law. Randy and Lorri Walker of Kansas City; and his grand- prents. Mrs. Edna Mendenhall of Chillicothe and Mr. amJ Mrs. Jesse W a l k e r . Mrs. Walker resides in Chillicothe and Mr. Walker at the Indian H i l l s N u r s i n g H o m e a t Cameron. .Survivors also include a number of aunts ami uncles, many cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services wern held at 1:30 p.m.. Saturday. June 28. 1980. at the Norman Funeral Home in Chillicothe with Mike's uncle, the Rev. Leslie E. Andrews of the United Methbodist Church in Medicine Lodge. Kan., and his pastor, the Rev. Merlin Shively of the Ilighview Baptist Church, official ing. Mrs. Nellie Jo Gtislon sang t h r e e s o n g s : " G e n t l e Shepherd." "Someone to Care" and "Because He Lives." She also provided the organ accomp.inirr.en!. Pallbearers were Robert Minnis, Doug Jeffries. Bryan Hipley. Scott Minnis, Kyle Hibner, Mark Beardon, F.loyd Kincadcand Butch Baker. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Ripley, Reid Stephens, Dale Pepper, Brad Pittman, Darrell Underwood. Donald Braymcr. Virgil Haynes, Warren Minnis, Kevin Lucas, Scott Stephens, Bruce Moore, Tim Lightner and Jeff Mast. Burial was in the Wheeling cemetery at Wheeling. Mo KM OUT Of TMS MUD want to know more about how your benefits can be increased "by delaying your retirement until after 65. And, can you continue working and still draw some benefits? All these and other questions can be answered by the people in any social security office. It's a good idea to contact them at least 2 or 3 months before you think you may retire. In that way, your checks can start on time if you actually decide to apply. If you are Hearing 65. you should know that you do not have to retire to get Medicare proteciton. But you must apply for it. And this should be done a few months before you are 65 so you received full coverage at the earliest possible time. While it is an advantage to have as much information as possible when you file a claim, don't delay your application just becuase you don't have everything yet. This might cause you to lose some checks. The C h i l l i c o t h e social security office phone number is 646-4870. WE WILL BE OPEN 9 A.M.-9 P.M. JULY 4TH WAL-MART JCT. 36 65 CHIUICOTHt OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS 20% OOff OUR DISCOUNT PRICE Choose from our entire stock of Texas Instruments, Helbros, / I *, ^ggg^ Westclox, Timex, and much, much more. WAL-MART FINE JEWELRY DEPARTMENT A FACTORY OUTLET THAT REALLY SAVES YOU MONEY '11 90 Acrl-Lustr* Acrl-Lustre has the same quality characteristics as Dectone but dries to a medium gloss (or ease ol cleaning. This Is'a real opportunity to save on an Ideal paint (or baths, kitchens or high traffic areas. \ r Dectone is a one coat Interior wall latex thai dries to a low sheen, $Q70 but has high gloss enamel durability O Exterior Satin Latex $ | **95 100% Acr/Uc House Paint that A V dries to an attractive low sheen. 30 factory made colors with excellent resistance to color lading. Also resists mildew, cracking and peeling. DIAMOND Diamond Paint Cantor SOS Giuvat Stxvot Chllllcoth*. Missouri (616) 646-4122 SPAINTS I *jn.-5 pjn. NtadJi-Frkliy I ijm.42 pjn. Saturday

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