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by Charles T. Byrd Jr.
The concept of guaranteed employment has been introduced^
as an economic salvation for the welfare system in existence
individuals cannot receive the benefit of programs designed to
raise their earning power if they are outside the labor force.
Naked realism dictates that some persons because of age, lack
of education and training, poor work habits or previous
deprivation cannot be brought, up to creditable levels of
productivity. If they can no longer be educated or trained, the
errors of the past are irreversible.
? " Th jrc arc two ways of providing income for these people. The
first is to guarantee them jobs and sheltered employment.
Another is by direct income transfers.
The wages paid by (^guaranteed employment would be
r., primarily, concerned with the' distribution of income and not
productivity. Therefore this concept embraces both a
work-creation program and a direct income transfer plan.
Since there are many conflicts in private industry that would
complicate the subsidy and the competition with employed
workers, the National Commission on Technology, Automation,
and Economic Progress has suggested that guaranteed jobs be
created in public services and private non-profit institutions.
Finding useful jobs for unskilled persons would not be difficult
in schools, hospitals, conservation programs and city sanitation.
Although wages would exceed productivity a needed service
would be provided therefore reducing the real cost. The present
system provides a "something for nothing" plan. A major
benefit of guaranteed employment would be to eliminate the
"welfare stigma" by the resultant self-respect of the worker.
There are three major objections to guaranteed jobs: (1)
employed workers might feel intimidated by the subsidized
workers, (2) a class of dead-end jobs might be^created that
would be unacceptable by the poor and stigmatized by the
affluent, and (3) public services would be hindered because of
inefficient labor forces.
The first objection could be overcome by creating private
f industries; the second, by creating training programs for those
who show ability to use them. The third objection cannot be
overruled. Society must decide whether the benefits of the
guaranteed employment program exceed the costs of inefficient
operations in the public services.
To: R. J. REYNOLDS EN
YOU HAVE A BIG TAX I
If you recently received your profit-sharing dist
I You must take action now in your tax planning
I sequences. After December 31,1974 will be ti
I We've prepared a booklet for R. J. R. emplo
I give you some ideas to save these tax dollar
I your family.
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In an effort to head off some of
the complaints the Better
Business Bureau (BBB) usually
receives in regards to
make the season a little
brighter for both consumers
and merchants, the BBB
offers the following sugges
^ One often heard gripe
involves merchandise that is
returned to the store after.
^--Christmas.While many merchants
will accept returned
merchandise as a service to
their customers, the BBB
points out that there is no
requirement for thenHo do so.
The merchant incurs considerable
expense when an item
is sold. Sales clerks must be
paid, records must be kept.
What is more, when an item is
purchased for Christmas, lies
under the tree for several
weeks, and is then returned to
the store, the merchant may
have missed several opportunities
to sell it to someone
Stores which accept returned
merchandise do so as a
service and not as an
obligation. Obviously that
service should not be abused,
and consumers should make
every effort to avoid unnecessary
returns and exchanges.
Store policies regarding refunds,
etc., vary from store to store
and the smart shopper should
find out at the time the
purchase is made exactly what
that store's policy is on
returned merchandise. And he
should hang on to sales slips
to prove purchase.
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_i _ Five MORE Reasons why I
people attend W.S.S.U. |
?: evening classes ? - 1 ?
trerlehts bring in as much T|
I money as a part-time job. At the same time . I
I'm preparing for the future.
7. I have an associate degree-from a Technical - :
1 Institute. WSSU gave me credit for my
I work there and by completing a two year
1 program at S.U., I can earn a four-year
1 8. The courses in Church Music have helped
J-".- me inThy work with my church choir ~ ' ' ~
1 9. I'm a Registered Nurse and I need a B.S. in
1 Nursing Science for career advancement.
1 10. I'm new in town and these evening classes
?f- provide a convenient and inexpensive way I
to make a wide variety of new friends.
MORE THAN 30 EVENING COURSES ARE AVAILABLE
IN THE SPRING SEMESTER WHICH BEGINS IN
, JANUARY. APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED
NOW. FOR FURTHER INFORMA TION. WRITE OR CALL
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Director of Continuing Education
725-3563, ext. 41
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I 3629 YALE AVE,,- 5 rooms, Frame, Price I
I $12,430, cash down payment $350, H
balance payable on the first day of,
each month in 360 monthly installments
of $101,76 each including principal
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1970 LYONS ST. - 6 rooms, Alum. Sidings I
Price $15,750, cash down payment $450,
balance payable on the first day of
each month in 360 monthly installments I
of $128.66 each including principal
payment plus interest at an annual
- percentage rate of 9 1/2%.
436 HEMINGWAY ST. - 5 rooms, Brick I
Veneer, Price $22,000, cash down I
payment $1,100, balance payable on the I
first day of each month in 360 monthly I
installments of $175.75 each including
principal payment plus interest at an I
annual percentage rate of 9 1/2%.
1221 E. 24th ST - 8 rooms, Frame and I
Asb/Sh, Price $13,500, cash down
payment $400, balance payable on the I
first day of each month in 240 monthly I
installments of.$122.12 each including
principal payment plus interest at an
annual percentage rate ofc 9 1/21.
3850 QUEEN ANNE CIRCLE - 5 room;, Brick I
Veneer and Frame, Price $22,500, cash I
down payment $1,100, balance payable
on the first day of each month in 360
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