Clovis News-Journal from Clovis, New Mexico on May 6, 1965 · Page 5
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Clovis News-Journal from Clovis, New Mexico · Page 5

Clovis, New Mexico
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Thursday, May 6, 1965
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Wl M curve. In 1900 it was around 45 years. Today it is around 70 n« A,,n 1,1 moe t-> ., — .j».rv.« v.,v..i jjiuuicuia. wvei pate wim me prooiem, even on Aug. 14 1935 President the years Congress has passedjthough most of the states also oosevel signed the Social Sec-j at least eight amendments toiprovide some form of old age unty law and said it was "a!lhe Social Security Act, liberal-iassistance. rtrt»»M/\*»»t/\M/\ 1*1 n ..i««. _1... 11 , .. • . . | •«— u VM..*-X-. It is as dangerous to generalize about old people as It is about teen-agers, Democrats, fiaptists or chorus girls. Many NOTE: America's population is growing by leaps and bounds and, at the same time, life expectancies are Increasing. Kach day 5,000 persons reach 85. This cornerstone in a structure "thai izlng""and imVrovlniTthe "ben* Increase In "«eniof citizens" is being built but is by no!fits. It currently has under con- poses many problems - for means complete." His words isideration a bill for medicare the aging for those who care I were prophetic. Social Security i under Social Security But the for them. ITT national re- ' ~~ ' • c porter Harry Ferguson discusses some of them in this dispatch, first of three on the subject.) WASHINGTON (UPI)-Every day 5.000 Americans turn age 65. It is safe to say that millions of old people are living longer and enjoying it less. Not all of them of course. Many of them adjust smoothly to their new way of life and learn that there is considerable validity in the slogan that the latter years of their lives can be the golden ones. But the hard facts are depressing. There are 3 million elderly families trying to live on less than $3.000 a year. There are nearly 6 million elderly persons struggling along on less than $1.800 a year. That kind of income definitely puts them in the category that the federal government calls poverty. There is increased concern by the federal government, including Congress, about old people. I It would be nice to say that Congress Is acting out of humanitarian instincts, but it wouldn't be true. Congress is concerned because there are » about IB million Americans { past fi"> and almost all of them j are entitled to vote. Any sena- I tor or representative who views 1he plight of the need with indifference is inviting retirement to private We, and all of their, know it. llecfnt Development In the long history of the Vnited States the federal government's concern about old p.»i>p> i-. a !.i;r;v recent devel- oprnen'. It h»is <>< rurred, fur in- Mam e. in the adult lifetime of PreMdent .Jiih-v-.n arid he mentioned that fa''* in accept 1:1 a '. I.- arr: ..i! rep""' r> - hi* rmin- I CLOVIS IfftWtMOtJltSfAL» _ ThBjfS^ |tiy ^ tl Living Longer, Enjoying It tH is federal action has not kept of them are well adjusted and to try to rally the nation to the! ——*. *-"J got tfcgft !T Dflfp with thp firnhlotn 0uon hannv Rut manv nf JVinrw o1<.« i->fnK1«Jmi. nt 4k/» nnnA ti« ' 1tr A otftfcr/Tfw^Kf /fffi+\ *».«.•».. _..^i~ii^_ tt_^j»^ n has helped the aged, but it has federal action has not kept not solved their problems. Over pace with the problem, even of them are well adjusted and happy. But many of them also are 111, discouraged, hopeless and helpless. To them the ticking of the clock day ffter day grows louder until it seems to be a bell tolling their doom. That is why President Johnson has chosen this month of May to try to rally the nation to the j problems of the aged. He knows 1 millions of them need more money, but he is equally interested in bestowing up them the priceless ingredients of op- timisrh and hope. (Tomorrow: The deadly threat of old age boredom.) WASHINGTON (UPl)-fhefe are about 13,000 Americana past the age of 100. The Social Security Administration has surveyed some ol] them to try to find out the M* cret of their longevity. Some of the answers: •"! got avoiding btoftdes." -"1 try to Mow Commandments." bright ild«." . looking night." _, t . iwtg of wine ;in On and another luif ft U <;.•:; I !.:>', cam*' !•> tt.i.-n- Se. ant;, wa- n»*. even t,iiK'-d about. Old ap<-. at I un- i' tixiX the combined i-Motti H: J'T'-sldcri' R'-.oM>vpl! and llucv I.or.i; an.1 a gu<*l n.a:.y <i':ii-r- •.,;uit^«< t>'.«- MUiiiUon u :;•'-,• -A<« could really d» vitnt-- for the a^ied. • rp to that time most of " ir r..v f .i'.»r.^ l«'<-n r\m <>n the' !,.(•; (»f w!)i-t!;«"' >'"' wi"" wt> ' or dry, prohibitionist <>i ant;- 5.rohib'itiomst. Klan or ants- or whether you were tor !-,r local bridge or agaimt the ].« a! bridge ... 1 n pvpr hpard i,< Social Scunly until 1 was 2\ years old. All 1 heard was whether you were wet or dry tor the courthouse group or .-gainst them." Not Knoueh Oldstem Tlu" reason President Johnson i1 i nut hear anything about • <i;d jx-ople when he firit came v> Washington was that in the < \nual world of jKilitics there %MTC riot enough of them t» i:,aXe a noiM- loud enough to be !i,-ard ;n the halls of Congress In thr» century there ha> been a startling increase in the number «f persons past K>. Like • In 1500 there were 3 1 million In 1*40, '< m..:u>n In 1960. 166 million. In Uto. 18 million. The 1 lion i-..'I- ^u«.i X- '' iiiiil;" 1 '' "-'I |K-oi '•<• not only !ia\e increased •n ^ !-.,'i.'lK'! v b;.t th<" l, a% ,. h.v -...- ..:J..!;:/-.i a-! MK..(' J'oll':- >>!' ' •':«' '•«. - n - '•'' \:\e (act >i'-J ha.I U-tte: the old iulks us GENERAL ELECTRIC CLOCK RADIO *17" Re. 22.95 Onl t . If GENERAL ELECTRIC TABLE RADIOS . 14.95 SQ95 19.95 BROXODENT ELECTRIC TOOTH BRUSH $ 13 95 Up & Down Motion That Dentists Recommend 17.95 KODAK INSTAMATIC 100 CAMERA $•1*95 Onlv 4 MOTHERS DAY COSMETIC SPECIALS LANVINS NATURAL SPRAY PERFUME MY SIN - ARPEGE $2.50 UP HELENA RUBINSTEIN HERBESSENCE PERFUME BATH OIL $3.75 UP Ledandy Spray Mist Lanvins Devine Voulez-Vons- Intoxication $2.00 Up Lenel Special! Private Affair $4.75 Value $3.00 Dorothy Gray HOT WEATHER COLOGNE $1.00 Up Max Factor -- Hypnolique BODY POWDER & COLOGNE }'ur nv.irh of thU century Hiiati! aiii! t!if cent 1 :>«' n-in^. In I'.M) f. the rominuni> lU'at:. ia!<- fi incav.i'^. sc;irli-' It-vt-r. whix'i;> iru' CIIU>:'M and dipthena — wa^ 652 per thousand. Today those di.->ea>es have been c<.n cjuered and the death rate is negligible Got Good Results Then tiie doctor* turned their attention to ailment-, of the adulU and the aged, and a^am the results werv t,'.»d. Ti.e a\- tragf liie expectancy <.( Aiiir!- kans slKit ujvAatd in a s'ct-]> General Electric HAIR DRYER Krg. $19.95 C Model HUSH Only •i*. • 16 95 4 QT. PRESTO STAINLESS STEEL COOKER 33 $22.95 $ Reg. 3 Piece $5.00 TEFLON Griddle $3.98 $41.95 Samsonite CARD TABLE & 4 CHAIRS S33.33 $10.95 West Bend Scandia AUTOMATIC PERCOLATOR ONLY $6.98 NEW and CORDLESS CORDLESS • HAVCR with BUILT-IN-UGHT CORNINCvWARE MOM TO FIT EVERY BUDGET! LESS THAN $5 1 Qt. Saucepan $3.95 1 Qt. Saucemaker i Cover $4.50 2 Cup Hot Server 1^ Qt. saucepan $4.95 $4.95 LESS THAN 6 Cup Teapot $6.95 4 Cup Drip Coffeemaker $9.55 IY 4 Qt. Party Buffet $8.95 16" latter $6.95 LESS THAN Young Moderns Set $19.95 LESS THAN 16" Electromatic ImmeriiDle Platter $19.95 10 cup Electromatic Percolator $29.95 11* Electromatic Skillet $29.95 318 Main 63422 THE STORE THAT CARES U (A FREEMFREE

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