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February 25, 1971

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Barbecued ribs, chitlins and fried chicken. Black-eyed peas, okra and greens. These are part of the menu for the Soul Food Dinner to be served Feb. 27, 2 to 9 p.m., at Olympia's St. Michael's School, 1203 East 10th. Other entries include potato salad, baked yams, cabbage slaw, cornbread, a beverage and a dessert. Preparing the food and sponsoring the event wilt be members of the Community Education Subcommittee of Thurston Urban League Committee. Approximately 25 members will gather at St. Michael's Friday night to begin preparation. Five hundred tickets are being sold by Urban League members this week. Another 200 will be sold at the door Saturday on a first come, first serve basis. Cost is $2 for adults, $1.50 for students and $1 for 12-year-olds and younger. Virgil Clarkson, dinner chairman, urged those interested to make reservations by Thursday evening with Jacqueline Delahunt, 943-4214, Maryann Chatman, 943-4479, Beth Vertrees, 491-4363, Ann Minns, 943-7889 or Clarkson, 352-4704. Robert Meyer Gets Scholarship STUDENTS FROM Shelton schools were viewing some of the exhibits in the artmobile which was set up at the Evergreen School this week. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Judy Hartman, Shelton, is acting as hostess to viewers of the display. Cadet Robert W. Meyer Jr., • son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Meyer Sr., Bell'air, is the recipient of a one-year I).S. Air Force Reserve Officers "graining ('orps The Washington State invited to view the exhibit on .... l'he Joy of Crafts'includes college scholarship. Artmobile will visit Shelton Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27 nearly 100 items loaned by 74 of Cadet Meyer receives full during-the week of Feb. 22-28. and 28 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Washington's craftsmen• The tuition and fees, an annual Monday afternoon through The 10' x 50' trailer willbe fascinating display includes textbook allowance and a l:riday will be reserved for parked at Evergreen Elementary pottery, leather, glass, weaving, non-taXable, monthly subsistencesludent viewing.J'hepublicis School. stitchery, batik, wood, metal, allowance of $50. plastic, macrame', and jewelry. He submitted application for These media represent a selected the award while enrolled in the cross-section of what craftsmen AFROTC four-year training ch ch S omen's are producing throughout the program at Washington State ur ets W Event state and the theme, "Joy," University, where he is a senior suggests the delight the craftsman student majoring in Feb. _~;, the Shelton part in the Assembly of God has in producing both useful and communications. One, two and Assembly of (;od Church will be "Impact '71: "Take The Word". whimsical items. t hree-year scholarships are observing National W.M.C. Day inOn this day all congregations The display includes rugs, awarded on a competitive basis to t he church. The Women's ot the Assembly of God across vessels, clothing, statues, jewelry, AFROTC enrollees. Missionary Council members and the nation will be inspired, bells, and a host of other unusual Upon his graduation and their auxiliary groups will present instructed, and challenged by the creations. completion of the AFROTC a program in the morning worshippresentation of the 1971 theme The Artmobile was created by program, the cadet will be service. This year's theme is "Share The Word". the Pierce County Intermediate commissioned an Air Force "Share The Word". The W.M.C.'s first concern is School District No. 111. It is ~l~ulenartt. National W.M.C. Day Services to share Jesus Christ, the Living funded through the Cultural Cadet Meyer is a I t)~7m a ke it possible to add Word, with others that they might Enrichment Program provided by graduate of North Mason Iligh IllOllleRtuln to the women's know Jesus Christ as their Lord the State Superintendent of School. efforts and help them fulfil their and Savior. Public Instruction. emo ]U Four of five persons, charged with administering state and federal welfare programs in Mason County, zeroed in on underlying contradictions in regulations, in eligibility requirements, and in state tax structure which complicate their jobs and sometimes hurt families rather than help them. Elda Otto, Mary B. lsely, Laurel Nelson, Frank Ragan and Irvin McArthur were discussing their respective agencies last Thursday evening for the Mason County Delnocratic Club. Mrs. Otto, Chairman of the Housing ('omnfittee. Office of Economic Opportunity, deplored cuts, projected for April. in the housing allowance. The 565 nlaxinlunl rental allowance for a famib in Mason County will drop to 555. Thurston County's $80 figure is set to fall to $65 - yet the average rental listed in the Olympia paper is currently 5140. The present already unrealistic figure is the average of allo\vances in each county, including anlounts granted to homeowners for taxes and upkeep, and ranges from S107 for King to S21 for (;arficld ('ounty. Faced with a grant smaller than the rent they mus! pay, families rob their food and other allowances. Mrs. Otto said that some counties provide more low rentals through housing authorities• As neither Mason nor Thurston has one, Mrs. Otto urged their speedy formation. Mrs. Isely, Casework Supervisor for On-going Services, reported that last Dec. 1,388 Mason County residents received help either as grants, medical or nursing home care, or services• Of a total of $142,000, money grants accounted for $62,000; medical care, $36,500; nursing home care, $15,700; and administration and services, $18,500. The latter includes counseling, and child care costs for job trainees, included in the money grants was $37,580 for Aid to Dependent Children, for which the average monthly grant per person is $51. On a state-side basis, 51.5 per cent of the 180,409 persons receiving assistance in May, 1970, were children; another 22.7 per cent were over 65, blind, or disabled. Mrs. Isely regretted the regressive effect of the existing state tax structure which bares heaviest on the family with the ears least income. Nelson, Administrator for Mason General Hospital, divided concern for medical services into two areas - delivery and finance. Mason County has adequate hospital beds but faces, along with the country as a whole, a shortage of trained personnel to deliver the care. tle recommended the Perlock Report, written for the American Hospital Association. At present, the report avers, the U.S. delivers mainly ill-health care. This will shift as the public realizes they can save dollars and lives by early detection and treatment -- so successfully applied with tuberculosis. Nelson stated that the profit motive should not operate in medical care. A fair fee schedule should be established, tte said the belief that everyone is entitled to medical cure may become part of the Bill of Rights. Current proposed federal legislation would move the country in that direction. Yet, locally, the Legislature is considering a bill which would set a $750 deductible for nredical welfare services. Ragan, Officer in Charge of the Olympia Field Office, Food and Nutrition Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, seemed to face the fewest contradictions with his department's Food Stamp l'rogra m. tle related that in l)ecember some 698 households in Mason County involving 2,03 I people bought food stamps. Grocery stores banked $500,671 last year. The state received a bonus of $3 5,000,000 from the federal government last year this is the difference between the purchasing value of the stamps and the amount paid for them by the purchaser, an amount that varies according to the purchaser's income. On the $35,000,000, the State of Washington collected at least $1,575,000 sales tax, and if the multiplier effect of this money - the economic concept that money changes hands five times is calculated, the bonus stimulated 175 million worth of business. Ragan felt that food stamps have increased variety in diet, helped channel food surpluses into the economy, and that the program is a reasonable replacement for the pre-1940 ways of handling lack of money re to buy food -. credit at the local store, and a return to the farm, hunting and fishing. Alternatives such as these exist for few people today, for what groceries could extend up to $100,000 in credit? Where could you find shellfish, fish or game to feed 2,000 people even part of a month? Asked about fraud, Ragan said his office had filed charges on seven cases of fraud; that one must prove intent. The department investigates incidents of alleged fraud. At Bellingham, eligibility requirements were applied differently than elsewhere in the state, and complaints about this led to an investigation• Now standards there are the same as in the rest of the state. McArthur, Administrator for Social and Health Services, gave figures to show the county caseload is up 50 per cent in a ten-year period. He distributed slips of paper describing typical cases which come to the Service. Members of the audience read t hese aloud and the ensuing discussion brought out that the service seeks to strengthen familiesso they can aid and support each other: to provide educational opportunity for those who wish to become self-supporting; to provide as adequate a grant as possible where one is merited. Regulations, such as the one limiting the value of a car owned by a single person to $700, sometimes seem to work counter to these goals. Should a widow of 55 be required to borrow $200 to reduce her equity in her $900 car before she can receive a grant? tfow is she to repay this loan'? Limitations placed on helping a family with two parents the father is making too little family's needs. and the father desperation enough, or so receive some help. helps with money family is fract children lose out Of the 1,388 the Social and December, employable - considered only have m couples under grants, though for food stare income. Mrs. Otto expressed proposed change dependent junior and senior youngsters. differential grants for older can buy supplies is to these children because they adequately will this save the Each college state re income -- is from state from the 1970 Welfare Facts, a the Urban LeagUe with other distributed to Copies may be Andy Tuson or Shelton area, in the Belfair sonretimes seem to contribute to the father's leaving the family. ~,, One parent families can receive '~t assistance to supplement their ~ unemployment compensation, ~' I but no assistance is allowed to " I two parent families receiving % unemployment compensation no '~i matter what the amount is or the number of dependent children. Or es ROFFLER STYLIST KUT II~?I:~;l~* REGULAR HAIRCUTS I ~k'¢ll t :q * RAZOR STYLING Bef * AMPOO,NG pc IL-M * c, oR CONTOURING 1: 1618 OLYMPIC HWY., S. SHI: Stop in and see our dis decide between full-size comfort and small-car introduces a new gives you There you are, caught right in the middle. 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This new Cutlass model, the lowest priced hardtop Olds offers, gives you things like: • A big, solid Body by Fisher with sporty Moroceen interiors and room for six grown-ups. • A great coil-spring ride, corn- lead or regular gas (either six- cylinder or V-8). m Aluminized exhaust system, front-fender inner panels, anti- corrosion battery that last longer. • FIo-Thru Ventilation that brings in outside air for interior comfort, so you arrived refreshed and un- ruffled. • Bias-ply, belted tires for im- proved traction, longer tread life. • Side-guard beams in each door for extra security, plus a long list puter-matched to each car's weight of other GM safety features. and equipment. Specially tuned So why compromise? Get full- body mounts for a quieter ride. size Olds comfort and everything • A pollution-fighting engine that that goes with it--plus low price runs efficiently on no-lead, low- and exceptional economy, too. Now, rods CuUa. 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