North Carolina Newspapers

    SECTION TWO-
Fmdings Revealed
In Old Age Program
Study Is Made By State
Board of Public
Welfare
Characteristics ot persons receiving
old age assistance have been studied
by the State Board of Public Welfare,
which released its findings recently.
Only one-fifth of the elderly persons
in the State were found to be receiv
ing old age assistance on the basis of
a strict budgetary determination of 1
need.
Old age assistance is one of the
plans administered through the State
Board of Public Welfare whereby per
sons (15 years of age and older who j
are in need may receive cash aid in |
the firm of a monthly grant. Federal, I
State, and county funds make up the
grants, with the county putting in
about one-ninth of the payment.
To be eligible, a recipient must have
lived in North Carolina at least one
year, and must have minimum needs
for food, clothing, and shelter which
are greater than the resources which
are available to him. In addition, he
must be willing to give the county a
lien on any property he may own.
Among the more important finds of
this current study, made under the
direction of Robert Mugge. director of
the State Board’s research and statis
tical service, are the following:
1. While 65 years is the minimum
age for receiving assistance, most re
cipients tend to be much older, and j
dependency on public asistance in-1
creases with age. The average age
of applicants for this type of aid is j
69 years. The average age of all re-j
cipients is 74.3 years.
2. Over three-fifths of all recipi- 1
ents are women, and the recipient rate :
for women is more than 40 per cent |
higher than the recipient rate for i>
men. i‘
3. Eighty per cent of the recipients
are able to take care of themselves in j'
the home, while the other 20 per cent; l
require considerable care from others <
because they are bedridden or have l
physical or mental handicaps. i
4. A great majority of the recipi- <
ents (80 per cent) live with their hus
bands or wives or other relatives. <
Over half of the recipients or their i
spouses have responsibility for their c
homes, but only about 14 per cent own c
the homes in which they live.
5. Nearly half of the recipients are C
living with one or more children, i
While 47 per cent of the elderly men.ji
are living with their wives, only 18 ; f
per cent of the aged women have hus- j
bands with whom they are living.
6. The homes of recipients of old;
age assistance appear to be no morel
crowded than homes in the State are
generally found to be. While, accord
ing to the latest census report, 11 per
cent of all dwelling units in the State:
have an average of 1 1 2 persons per
room, only 9.7 of the recipients live
in homes as crowded.
7. Modem living conveniences are
found much less frequently in the
homes of recipients of old age assist-j
ance than in other homes. This is es-[
pecially true of plumbing facilities, j
Only 16 per cent of the recipients have
telephone service in the homes in J
which they live, the report indicated. I
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Are you getting tired of running the j
culivator and wielding the hoe in your
|garden in a losing battle with weeds!
, and grass? Why not use a mulch?
: j It is surprising how few gardens
■make use of mulches as an aid in the
[conservation of moisture and the con
trol of weeds. A mulch may be any
(materia! such as hay, straw, strawy
manure, leaves, leafmold, peat, saw
: dust, pine straw, or paper, which is!
put down on the ground around plants
for the purpose of conserving moisture
during the hot, dry summer weather.
At the same time a mulch will keep
down most of the weeds. It has been j
reported that one enterprising gar
dener collected all the cardboard box
es he could get at the store, flattened
them out, and put them on the ground
around his plants as a mulch—and th°
results were excellent. I have used
| regular mulching paper in my own
garden with good results. It even
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out Bermuda and nut grass.
Many vegetables, flowers, small
'fruits and shrubs are good subjects
mulching. Tomatoes, peppers, egg
plants, and cucumbers may be mulched
with straw, leaves, or paper. Azaleas,
camellias, and blue berries, which de
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sawdust, leafmold or peat. Red rasp
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[be mulched With straw or strawy I
! manure.
I Tn all cases the mulch should be ap-|
plied after the soil has been well mois-.
tened by rain or irrigation. Ts ferti-
Uizer is necessary it also should be
applied before the mulch is laid down.
You will find that in small gardens
a mulch will help solve many of your
cultural problems.
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to the divine government.
—Mary Baker Eddy.
Capsule Facts On
’53 Traffic Accidents
Skies were clear at the time of 745
of North Carolina’s 977 fatal traffic
accidents last year. It was cloudy
when 91 of the mishaps occurred and
it was raining at the time of 92 others
the Motor Vehicles Department re
ports.
Fog was present at 19 fatal acci
dents and snow was on the highway
at one.
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BRIDE-ELECT HONORED
Mrs. Dari Tipton, Mrs. James Bry
ant and Mrs. Carl Sechler, neighbors
of Mr. and Mrs. Cullen Swindell in
Greensboro, entertained at a bridal
party for Miss Carolyn Swindell on
Thursday evening, June 17th at the
home of Mrs. Dari Tipton in Greens
boro.
The honoree received a corsage of
white carnations showered with step
hanotis. The hostesses presented the
bride-to-be with a contemporary
wrought iron and ceramic chafing
dish.
| The eleven guests made a bridal
( scrap hook depicting the lives of Caro
lyn and “Lew” from infancy through
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Miss Swindell and Mr. Lewis will
be married in the Edenton Baptist
Church on August Ist.
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