Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on January 30, 1964 · Page 3
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 3

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Life Begins at Forty Many Factors Point to Needs of Persons in Elder Years By ROBERT PETERSON Q. "The older I grow the sick- j er I get of old age Assistance! programs. I started with noth- j iriR and managed to raise a family and set aside something for my old age. Why should I have | to support old folks on welfare? They had as many years as I had to accumulate money. But! they spent it as fast as they | made it, while I saved mine." ' A. Some of them may have ; been profligate. But many who end up in need have been victims of personal tragedies, floor educalions, and inadequate environments. It would be fine if all people were as industrious and thrifty as you apparently have been. But human nature is such that everyone is different. As a responsible person you must surely appreciate that society must provide basiivcare to those who, for one reason or another, cannot or will not care fr themselves. Q. "I'm «S, existing on $88 a month in old age assistance, and find myself wondering what's so bad about communism. As I understand it, their system makes sure everyone has adequate food, clothing, and shelter — which is more than you can say about capitalism." A. Wait a minute — don't you value your personal freedom to | come and go as you please and ; say what you think about pub-1 lie officials from the President I on down? And don't minimize I the food, clothing, and shelter j you are enjoying with that $88 a | month. Chances are it adds up to a luxurious standard of living compared to what your counterparts receive behind the Iron Curtain. Q. "It disgusts me the w»y you build up old folks' hopes, like your story-about a woman of 83 who learned to play the piano and a man of 70 who started a stationery store. Are you too stupid to realize such folks are exceptions? The average person past 60 is at the end of the line and you might as well take off your rose-colored glasses." A. You'fe wrong. Everyone past 60 who enjoys reasonably good health has within him the makings of a new and stimulating career. With life expectancy at an all-time high and people healthier than *ver, passing the milestone of 60 srould mark the beginning of the best years of a person's life, this is not mere idealistic thinking either. Ask any group of modem, well-ad* justed elders and they'll tell you essentially the same thing. Q. ")'»• htii* all the stand- ard arguments against forcing folks to retire at 65. But are there any arguments in its fa* VOT?" A. Yes. Lots ot men become to wedded to their Jobs that they are virtual robots who think of nothing but the work which has occupied their attention most of their adult lives. By giving them the gate at 65, they are forced to look around and get acquainted with other facets of life toft* tit* r . Je»««y H, If 14 and new sources of satisfaction. Many retirees who gripe to high heaven when they are put to pasture at 65 find themselves admitting a few years later that it was the best thing that could have happened to them. I ..-.a i If you would tike a booklet ! "Tips on Stretching Retirement Income" write to this column it care of the Garden City Tele* gram enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope and tet cents to coyer handling costs. OWN PROOF I DEEP PIE DISH Each Plus Free Custard Cup With Coupon at Right e> I IDEAL COUPON OMUINI HIAT tltlSTANT PMtKINO OVINWAM, 10-OZ. Deep Pie Dish Each lOc PIUS HUE CUSTARD CUP IXPIftIS fit 1r LIMIT ONI Your Dollar is BIG MONEY This Week at Ideal! Check these exciting buys... It's a great time to stock the pantry and SAVE! * Duncan Hints Whit*, Yellow, Lemon Supreme or Devils Food CAKE MIXES Special Label IStt-Oz. Pkgs. Aluminum Foil REYNOLDS WRAP 3 12-tn. Roll* Cock O' The Walk FRUIT COCKTAIL Walco * * ,-»* BLACKBERRIES Regular or Super MODESS NAPKINS 3 Kuner't Tommo 46-Ox. Cant Paw Paw Hunt's Pur« Tomato UTSUP 14-0> Btl. c COKES or 7-UP 3 - $ 1.00 Rtevier iff Siw Tttlt|Mitt* Pepsodent SVINWM Saltines Frtdi C«lif«r*i« STRAWBERRIES 5 ~ $ 1.00 KKtwnt Tampax WiMre* Cream Oil P*lm»liv» RopU Shave FLORIDA fifcVEL ORANGES DELICIOUS APPLES STOCK UP 01* HEALTH YOUR CHOICE Mix Match PillibwryOr Wlord liscwih MorgarlD* Chili wltkNont Ariw M Stew 79t MMtwtah 29c 25C VMJ||I Extract AA IwlMw 39C Krit^Crackm "• 2239t FraHCuktiil ^^ ^^ f^WHpi^^^k e^k»«*|p^^A 2 ^^|k^^^k w^l^^^BWP *^P^^^^^^B^r ^29C UitrtCrew No. 909 C« 29c 59c 3k 35c $150

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