The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 10, 1970 · Page 6
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June 10, 1970

The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 6

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PageA-6 THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland W«**wtay. Jww »·· Additional Food Stamps Linked To Welfare Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon's retooled welfare reform proposal links food stamp* more closely to family assistance administration and outlines changes for public bousing and medicaid benefits, administration sources indicate. This new version at the White ! House's welfare package was prepared for the Senate Finance « Committee, which sent back an \ earlier proposal more than a * month ago, demanding major alterations. 1 Thecoreof the original reform is intact, the sources said: A family assistance providing a family of four $1,600 a year in basic, federal cash benefits continuing on a sliding scale until the household's earnings pass $3,920. The President reportedly rejected one proposal to junk the food stamp program and raise the basic yearly benefits to about $2,200 Food stamps, however, almost certainly will give way in the future to higher cash benefits- the administration's so- called cash strategy, sources said. The President for the moment has adopted a mixed bag of cautious short-term and potentially sweeping long-range alterations, officials said. The key change would switch administration of food stamps from various state and local agencies to the family assistance network. Family assist* ance is designed to replace the federal-state aid to dependent children program. In this way, the administration believes, food stamp eligibility requirements and benefit level can be meshec with family assistance. Some senators contended benefits from welfare-related programs such as food stamps, public housing and medicaid would tend to destroy the work incentive and become, in fact, a "work disincentive." They cited a Chicago family of a mother and her three children. If the mother earned $5,000 a year, they said, the various government benefits would bring the total to $7,123. If her earnings rose to $5,560, the total would drop to $6,109, they added. This paradoxical decline was attributed to the discontinuance of all food and medical benefits after income passed a certain level. The new proposal is designed to avoid such precipitous cutoffs, at least for food stamps. The stamps are purchased for less man face value and redeemed at stores for food. The President will recommend separate legislation embodying similar principles for government subsidies involved in low rent public housing, the sources said. The reforms for medicaid- the federal-state health assistance program for the needy- are reportedly more long range. The President will also call for changes in existing welfare programs benefiting unemployed fathers, the sources said. State and local governments will receive new assurances their welfare outlays will not rise under family assistance. Additional federal costs for family assistance are reportedly about the same under the revised plan as under the original -an estimated $4.4 billion a year. Sick Plant Clinic Set For Monday The Montgomery and Prince George's County offices of the Cooperative Extension Service are co-sponsoring the first "Sick Plant" Clinic of this growing season. This clinic will be held Monday, June 15 in the White Oak Library, located on New Hampshire Avenue at the corner of Tracy Drive from 2:30 pom to 4:30 p.m. and in the evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8; 30 p.m. This clinic is designed to aid all home gardeners in receiving recommendations concerning lawn and garden pests, diseases and other problems. In order to obtain this help, bring your plant specimens in a plastic bag to retain moisture. Lawn samples should be at least six inches square showing both healthy and problem grass. Insects need to be in a glass or plastic container. Specialists from the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service will be present to answer your questions, and informative bulletins will also be available to help solve, many of your lawn and garden problems. This clinic is open to the public and is free. If you are having any problem with your "green thumb", bring your specimens and join us on the 15th at the White Oak Library for our "Sick Plant" clinic. CKLBDHAICO ANNIVERSARY - Officers of the Johncvffle Ruritan Club who held the organization celebrate its Ipttan- nSrSry »e shown above, from left to right, Theodore WratTpresident; Mayhew Whayland, national vice president; pS1 fcurrier, vice president; Joseph S. Lind, treasurer, and Wilbur Womer, secretary. I DOES THIS FILL THE BILL? - Pelican at London's Zoo seems \ to be nosing around for a fish, actually he's just sunning -} himself. (AP Wirephoto via cable, from London) ^Community Leaders iTalk To Homemakers 3 Three community leaders gave #the Frederick County Council of ^Extension Homemakers Clubs a ^glimpse into the futureyesterday *at the Council's 48th annual meet- ling at Hood College. * County Commissioner Wallace ^Hutton, Lawrence Nelson of {Frederick County Planning and 'Zoning, and Mrs. Charles Sander of the Frederick County His- ptorjcal Society told a group of ''about 200 women the goals that jfthe county leaders have set for *the seventies. p Mrs. Sanner was the first to *speak and suggested that the pri- .pnary cultural goal in the com- *munity should be the improve* ment and enlargement of the lib- a rary facilities, adding either an ^extension or branches to thepre- 4sent institution. Other goals set ply Mrs. Sanner included the con- jstruction of an art or historical museum, greater attention to environmental and ecological prob- tlems, and added education in the fhome in areas of manners, reli- ,gion and respect. t Foremost, according to Mrs. iSanner, is the necessity for wo- to take a more active role in development of their community. I Wallace Hutton stated that the Tjrimary goal of county govern- *ment in the seventies was to modernize. The modernization, Hutton said, was necessary because of an increasing population and standard of living in the county. Saying that the county could no longer afford to have its decisions made elsewhere, Hutton once again endorsed a proposal to establish a charter form of government in the county. 'Hutton closed assuring the members of the meeting that he would do his utmost to get the proposal for charter government included on the ballot in the November elections. County Planner Lawrence Nelson also saw the increasing population in the seventies as a major problem. Such a population increase, according to Nelson, will increase the demand for land and public facilities. It is the purpose of the planning and zoning commission then, Nelson said, to insure that such growth is planned so as to conserve the natural environment while maintaining "quality living" and a "solid, balanced, and diversified economy." Towards that end of planning in the interest of the community, Nelson announced that the first of eight public informational hearings would be held by planning and zoning next Monday. HISTORY DAYS THE OLDEST HARDWARE STORE IN MARYLAND Same Location -- Same Family Ownership Since 1796 H. D. STUP, MANAGER THREE EMPLOYEES HAVE 143 YEARS SERVICE NOW OWNED BY ADM. A. G. XJUYNN AND W. R. QUYNN We Invite You To Come In And Browse QUYNNS HARDWARE 12 Edit Patrick St.. Phone Was 19 NOW 662-2411 no crowding with a Nameless No crowding. 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