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Sunday, April 13, 1975, THE HERALD, Provo, Utah-Page 49 i A „ tt db ^^ ouiiudy, rtpui 10, 13O, inc. nc^nniju, rrovo, i State and Federal Philosophies Differ on Public Welfare Issue UTC Construction Classes Planning 3 Home Schedule Building construction students of Utah Technical College at Provo will construct three homes for private individuals as on-the-job training during the school year of 1975-76, according to Ed Nolton, chairman of the building construction department at Utah Tech. Deadline for submission by private individuals to have such a home constructed is April 30, said Mr. Nolton, but may be made anytime from now on. Growth of the building contruction department at Utah Tech has resulted in the number of homes planned for next year being increased to three, as compared with the two now nearing completion as this year's project, the building construction chairman said. Each year the advanced (second year) students in building construction build homes under a well-defined agreement and close supervision of instructors who are also licensed general contractors. Mr. Nolton said the applications for home construction are considered and selected by an advisory committee of community members connected with the building trades. The homeowner furnishes the building lot and all materials, plus a $1500 fee to cover part of the extra expenses incurred for the project by the college, said Mr. Nolton. Students do all work except brickwork, plumbing, electrical and heating, which must be done by private contract. The students'are working this year under the supervision of Robert Dunn and two journeyman carpenters who are members of the Utah- Tech building construction faculty. Cabinetry for the homes is done by the cabinet class. Quality of work is a prime factor, said Mr. Nolton, and strict adherence to all building codes is stressed. Thirty-six students are working on the two homes being constructed this year. All are second-year advanced building construction students, except some who corne to the college already with considerable previous experience, said the department building construction chairman. Retirement Announced By 'Y' Faculty Member MRS.LUEG.LAW Mrs. Lue Groesbeck Law, coordinator of elementary music education for the Brigham Young University Music Department, will retire at the end of the current winter semester after 18 years of service on the faculty. She is married to Dr. Reuben D. Law, former dean of the 0YU College of Education and past president of the Church College of Hawaii (now Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus). Mrs. Law received the B.A. and M.A. degrees at BYU and before joining the faculty in 1957 taught several years in the Provo and Alpine school districts. She also served as elementary supervisor in Weber, Emery, and Millard Counties, and served for four years as the state director of elementary education for Utah. She was appointed to the BYU faculty to develop a program In elementary music education, which is the same program that is working today with some updating. She has always stressed that music is for every child, not merely for the talented few.- Mrs. Law has served on the General Board of the LDS Primary Association for over 20 years, with a major assignment to work with the music committee. She also has conducted several Primary teachers choruses for Primary and General Conferences of the Church. CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS at Utah Technical College at Provo work on one of the homes built during this term under careful supervision. At left, Rod Patterson of Orem, a second year student, puts finishing touches on installation of a cabinet drawer in a home built by his and related trade classes. Instructors are licensed contractors. Plans are to build three homes this'year. Basic aim of Utah's public welfare program - to assist the genuinely needy but make as many people as possible self-supprting - continues to encounter policy conflicts with federal welfare agencies, according to Utah Foundation, the private, nonprofit public service agency. Utah's Division of Family Services has the responsibly of providing needed social services to eligible Utahns, many of whom receive public assistance money grants under the Federally-administered Supplemental Security Income porgram. This program replaced the former state-administered Old Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the Disabled programs on Jan. 1,1974. "Utah Family Services administrators point out that the major state aim is to make people self-supporting, or help them to remain so, and ofttimes the provision of services can obviate the need to provide cash assistance," it was noted in a Utah Foundation research report released this week. "However, under the Federal program, only persons receiving cash assistance grants are considered eligible for services." Utah officials say the Federal philosophy seems to be, 'If you don't need cash, you don't need anything'." the report indicated. Examples of services provided are job training or retraining, child care for working mothers (or fathers if no mother is in the home), homemaker training, arrangements for remedial education, and others. After First Year After a full year of experience under the new federal-state administrative alignment for public welfare, some predicted developments have been confirmed, and there have been some minor surprises, the Foundation report noted. Savings to the state through Federal assumption of responsibility for cash assistance payments to the Aged, Blind, and Disabled was moderate, as had been expected. The state retained responsibility for providing medical assistance for those on these programs and also unexpectedly found itself responsible for determining food stamp eligibility for persons on the Federally-administered programs. In addition, the fully-state-financed General Assistance program grew substantially, as some persons who would have been eligible for the Old Age, Blind, and Disable programs under state rules were not eligible under Federal regulations and had to be placed on the General Assistance program. Net saving to the state in the transfer of the adult programs appeared to be about $6 million for the year, two thirds of which would have been covered by Federal matching funds under the old programs, the Foundation reported. Case Load Increase Caseloads in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program were lower than expected in 1974 both in Utah and nation-wide, but the reduction in Utah was greater, percentage-wise, due to Utah's more favorable employment picture. It is expected that the caseload will increase substantially as unemployment increases, and there are indications that the upward trend has already begun. "On the basis of repeated past experience, Utah may lag behind the nation going into an economic recession, and the lag may continue and place the Beehive State behind other areas in the recovery period also," the Foundation stated. "The possibility that this pattern may be repeated clouds the future outlook in Utah welfare, at least to a degree." Fraud Cases Utah continues to have relatively high rates of fradulent payments and of under- and over-payments in the Dependent Children program, but Utah welfare administrators say it is not merely a matter of efficiency and enforcement. States' performance is measured- against their own eligibility rules, and states with looser rules have better records in avoiding unauthorized payments. "Utah could adopt looser regulations and cut its error record at least in half - but it would cost $1 million to $3 million a year and is not being considered," a Utah welfare official said. A major reason for Utah's difficulty in this area is that nowhere in the state is information compiled on new hirings on an up-to-date individual basis, so that newly-hired heads of households can be removed from public assistance rolls reasonably promptly, the Foundation noted. ZCMLONE STEP AHEAD THIS IS THE OAKBROOK™ BY EASY STREET Comfortable, good-looking and reasonably priced. The Oakbrook by Easy Street. It has soft, flexible, lightweight uppers, cushioned insoles and foamback linings. The new low heel is fashion-right, and the colors are fantastic: camel, black, red, white, bone or navy patent. 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