Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on April 7, 1977 · Page 16
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April 7, 1977

Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois · Page 16

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Economist Newspapers, Wednesday, April 6,1977 Helping Hand By KEN MILLER Helping Hand Editor 1 recently sent for an album advertised on television. The problem is that I was charged (9.59 for I he album, $1 mure than I should have been charged, according to charges which are broken down as follows. The two-record album cost $6.99, the money order fee was 54 cents, postage was 25 cents and the cash on delivery (COD) charge was 85 cents for a total of $8.59. I have written two letters to the company but they have been ignored. Could you check this problem out for me? Ttnley Put resident A spokesman Tor the answering service checked with the company (bat sold the record and told us (hat included is a special service charge for handling. A keypunch is used to process the order (the keypMMh makes for quicker handling) and that Is included at a (tanking charge. A spokesman for UK company said that COD charges are mentioned In the commercial and that COD Includes handling, which would account for the extra dollar you are asking about. Incidentally, the reason your letters were never answered b because we wer« told that you hare the wrong address for the company. * * * I had a diseased tree cut down outside my residence. In an effort to beautify my yard I ( would now like to plant flowers, find ways to attract birds to the area and generally make my residence more attractive. I am blind and need some help in the way of materials and ideas regarding how to proceed with my project. Can you fielp? CUcagt resident We called the Mayor's Department of Beantiflcatkn aid explained your interest In improving your area and yoar needs. A spokesman said yon would be notified with tips on how to proceed with your plan. ; and yon feel yon are entitled lo having your security deposit relumed, (hen vtn can lake your case to the Small Claims court, localea In the Daley center, If your deposit Is neld unfairly. Call u$ for details about the Small Claims cowl. Over the past 3* years, I have worked two jobs. I worked for the city of Chicago for 28 years and also held two part-time jobs in which employers contributed to the slate's Unemployment Compensation division. / . I had to work these extra jobs because I had a large family. I also worked as a maintenance man for an apartment complex. After being laid off from my job, I applied for unemployment compensation but was denied benefits because I receive a pension. This pension was contributed in part by me and In part by the city of Chicago. I am only drawing a portion of the benefits presently. I will not draw the city portion until May, 1977. fcoberf » 7.11 Hall Village^ I cannot see whv ! have been denied these benefits, 1 don't know who made the decision in my case. Any help you can could provide will be greatly appreciated. Chicago resident We have been (old by a supervisor in the.state's Unemployment Compensation program thai we cannot receive any specific Information on an Individual's case. Yon should again lake your claim to the office where yon applied for benefits and ask that II be re-checked,'Lei us know what happens. . · . , ' . · * « . - , Readers are invited to send their questions and problems to Helping Hand, Economist Newspapers, 5»S» S. Harlem ave., Chicago, III., *K38. We reserve the right to print items of general Interest and edit letters when necessary. Unsigned letters wffl not be accepted. MIRACLE HEALING SERVICES EVANGELIST JOSEPH PAWLAK EVERY Friday Evening 7:30 PM Dofton Bridge Club 14800 Chicago Road Dolton. Illinois EVERY Sunday Afternoon 2:00 P M MASONIC TEMPLE 14130 INDI4NA R1VERDAL.E 11.1 PHAVE1R L1NF ^ - I N F O R M A T I O N «fi2 8945 My problem concents my social security number. 1 held the same number for seven years. Then; after I got married I received a new number which the Social Security administration keeps telling me is my aumtier. I have been to a .social security office at least, three limes. and they keep telling me that the second number is my permanent number, t never asked for my original number to be changed, only that my name on the card be changed because of my marriage. However, the office still insists that my original number belongs to somebody else and that my second number is now on file as my number. I can't understand this because I have the original card with the original number on it I don't think it is right for the SodaI"Sec«r^ administration to change my social security number since I have always used the original number.. Also, I have asked the office if they ever contacted the person who has my original number to undent if the individual really has a social security card with my original number. The administration told me that It was not necessary to contact the person because my original number is the one they have oh file for that person. I would appreciate it very much if you could straighten this matter out once and for all. Chteag* resident A spokesman for the Social Security idmUstntfM Md us that yon should bring both cards with the first aid second numbers, you received I* their office. He said It is possible that a typographical error was mate M y«tr original number, which may mean that yonr mutter was never really changed. .'- '· · Your letter states that the difference between the two cards is only one number, lie spokesman added that the only probfent he ctttU see If YM hare had twt different numbers- is foods befng credited t* the wrong acctmt. Bring both cards to the Social Security office and call ns and tell us what happened. LOOK FOR THE RED M GS THROUGHOUT THE STORES SAVE! v^ivM UtC'4$:/ Wj * 3.S9 M . . . On March 8, my three-year-old son and I moved into an apartment in Chicago.! gave the landlord the first month . rent of $190 plus a security deposit of (in. . On March 12, the landlord gave me notice to leave; I am still living in the apartment, but the landlord wants my child and me out The notice I have .received says I must leave by April 12. We are going Uo leave. However, the landlord refuses to return my security deposit Can you help? CWcag* resident A housing counselor at the Des Plaines Valley Community center told us that If your apartment Is ntt damaged get-away soft-sided luggage ,, sportinggoods MCP*M tin list m* _ta»«ff9»L WMO wownw summit . first federal =s -_ AU:«. 7 *" "· f* *· *·""" * »«'» 1 in UlUCK iU««M-CMei l tn»M;M1til* n -*- _^. r..4«. Customer Center: ^ MISSES' POLYESTER PANTSUITS .9?" ·A. A\ K^Of^ 1 SAVE MEN'S TAILOREP KNIT SHIRT% - . flap . 5-13:8-16. **!' SAVE 71 c BOYS' KNIT SHIRTS 328 ^nn^n^ n 49.3.S9 Machine-washable Acriian' acrylic... three-button platet long point cottar. Short sleeves. - sizes 8-18. SAVE 1.51 BOYS' , POLYESTER SLACKS ' 4 48 f99y*9r99 M»tJ*n«.wash 100% --*--**r. quality is. Sow colors: J Widit«election in tMy-csra fabrics,. new fashion styles, Stjrfasrtown reprcsentalive of ' group. 7-1V-': as- j?^ V r \J ,10 am fo 9pm Swnd«r n *m to5 pm BURBANK, ILLINOIS BURBANK PUZA 79ih ST. AND CICERO AVE. S SAVE 3.11 H««. Charge ft wfth

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