The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 3, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

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Thursday, November 3, 1966
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BUILDING FOR TOMORROW ACTION FOR BETTER LIVING "Vision is required to tackle the problems of our times." 1 r STAN GREIGG ACTION FOR FLOOD CONTROL Congressman Greigg surveys flood damage In the City of Cherokee during the spring of 1965. A federal emergency declaration allowed municipal facility losses to be replaced with minimum use of local funds. Private and business losses were greatly aided by long term, low-interest loans. Rep. Greigg also introduced emergency legislation to aid flood-affected farmers participating in the Feed Grains program. Greigg's bill was signed into law in August of 1965. Congressman Gretgg's efforts have also produced action for work on the Perry Creek and in the Floyd Watershed Area. ACTION FOR TRANSPORTATION The Congressman surveys dock facilities resulting from Congressional action on the Missouri River 9 Ft. Channe! RIVER TO PLAY KEY ROLE IN FUTURE River transportation is a key to our area's economic development. Rep. Greigg has worked closely in the Congress and with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for approval of a 9 ft. river channel. Greigg has also stressed the need for an additional bridge over the Missouri, and worked for the development of marinas and other waterway facilities. ACTION FOR THE ELDERLY * Congressman Greigg was a strong backer of the 1965 7% increase in Social Security benefits. He also supported a meaningful program of medical care for the elderly, combining the best features of "Medicare" and "Eldercare". Rep. Greigg has stressed the need for "effective and imaginative action to allow older folks to stand on their own feet, make meaningful contributions to society, and receive the dignity they deserve". Congressman Greigg often states: "I agree with- President Kennedy who once said 'It Is not enough to add new years to life, our objective must be to add new life to those years'."

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