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2-Hinton News Tues. Feb. 19, 1980 f.,,TO. ..+W, Puhlbhed Tnwday nd ursdays [ B)&apos; Ie / i Hlntea llNdldll CorporlUoa , 210 8eeoad Ave. + Hinlon, W.Va. 25951 I Bob Front, Co-Publisher Jane Front, Co-Publisher Richard Man, Editor '],SPS 246-190 ] By Carrier Subscriptions: ....  : ] i 15 Cents Daffy $}0.00 per year By Mall I 1 U.B. Postal rqulsttoal requb-e payment Im advance. ; i:: 'S'ondclmmlXmJlleidatrllnton, W. Yd. :+:: : i +" : :!iiii:r00T O Meet Feb. 20 ':,,: -The Regional Health Advis- bers as it relates and compar- ::'::oryCommittee (RHAC)ofReg- es to the mandate of federal ::ldn I of the West- Virginia Health' law. ::S}'stems Agency, Inc. tWV For more information on the +:4g.;A) will meet on Wednes- meeting, the RHAC, or WV i :::ly, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. The HSA, contact Franki Patton, | ::eeting, which is open to the chairperson of the committee, IIIIlll I I We railroaders have a big laugh when we think of the days that we worked other jobs to supplement our income in order to keep our families going. I remember painting rooms and houses in Hinton, W.Va. before and after clerking eight hours for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. Some of my railroad buddies and I have painted many long, hard hours together. I recall the time my good friend, Jack Ward, who is Crew Dis- patcher at the Chessie System Yardoffiee in Hinton, and I contracted to spray Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henie's home in Bellepoint with creosote. We had never sprayed a house with creosote in our life, in fact, we had never used a paint spray Hlll II I I I before. So we borrowed the paint spray from our friend, Ralph "Gabe", and drove to Bellepoint to spray the Henie home. We first greased our bodies with vaseoline, so that the creosote wouldn't burn our skin. and we put on old clo- thing that would also protect us. We wore long sleeve shirts and buttoned our shirt collars tight around our neck. We were  starting this job in the month of March, and just as Jack and I had our paint spray ready to go, the wind started blowing. We turned on the spray and the creosote spray went every- where. It killed some of the hedge and probably some of the flowers that were planted close to the house. The wind never let About Your Social Security ' -aublic, will be held at the at<304)448-2d181; Stan Miller, security only in relation to t ::,.]nghorn Steak ltouse in Princ- area service director for Reg- terms of retirement benefits, ,:'eton WV. ion 1, at (304) 255- 2963; Je- but it is much more than that, ] ,lncludedonlheagenda for the rri llartsock, assislant area The program provides protect- I ,i:!)eeting are a report on the service director, at 304) 425- ion to workers and their faro- ' :'Mevelopment of the 13lack l,ung 9508; or the WV liSA office, 815 tiles against loss of income . t;linie Program in the region quarrier Street, Charleston, because of the retirement, dis- and a discussion of the rep- WV, phone (304 346-0472. ability, or death of a wage q resentation of committee mere- earner. Beneficiaries include ; young workers and their famil- ies as well as older persons. : Social security is like like :+ insurance, providing monthly + cash benefits to surviving sp- HERITAGE HEWS . ._FROM THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION WASHINGTON. D.C. II I EXCUSE ME JUDGE, I,M AN ORPHAN By Edwin Feulner The cost of social security understandably has received a great deal of attention in rec- ent yearn; however, the prog- ram's benefits have not been as highly publicized. Since social security's value can be deter- mined only by comparing what it costs with what it provides, it seems a good idea to review the program's benefits. Many people think of social You're all familiar. I'm sure, with the story of the young ,+ man who Is convicted of killing his parents and then pleads ith the judge and jury to be lenient with him because he's an orphan. I'm reminded of this by the announcement from the White House that the Administration plans to beef up the various federal aid programs aimed at youth unemployment. The proposal, which would add an estimated $2 billion to the $4 billion we already are spending on teenage job programs, was unveiled early this year, amid considerable hoopla. ironically, it came just ten days after the federal minimum wage went up again, to $3.10 an hour. Another hike to $3.35 is slated for January I, 198/ -- a 45 percent increase in four years. Cun'ent Labor Department figures show that there are some 1.5 million young people out of work. Of these, about 1.2 million are white, and approximately 332,000 black. ": The jobless rate for black youths stands at 33 percent, - 'which means one out of every three youngsters who is sup. posediy looking for work can't find a job. The comparable : . [igure for white teenagers is 14 percent unemployment.- - - All these figures are important, because there is a great - body of opinion that there is a direct relationship between " :raising the federally .mandated minimum wage and the 5.. :number of people out of work. 1'he higher the minimum :.: L : wage, and the more unrelated it is to actual "productivity," :7,: u ts argued, the more scarce jobs become -- especially for :+'those (like young people) whose basic academic and job kills are lacking. .+,. : Look at it this way, If you're an employer, you have Certain expenses. One of them is for help. If your mythical :.:: Iudget allows $800 a day for help, you could afford to hire : [00 people at $] an hour. If the minimum wage is boosted :: :ty the government to $1. l0 an hour next Monday, you are :: :rced into having to choose between spending $880 a day : :for help, or spending the same amount as before but hiring ": : I0 fewer people. " " Because most businessmen can not afford the luxury of iadding l0 percent to their payroll budget without the +' :guarantee that revenues will increase enough to offset the :. :increase, every hike in the minimum wage results in fewer ." :jbbs -- or what the economists have termed "disemploy- +,-,ncnt." 5:,:: Waiter ,Williams. the brilliant black economist from :;. :Temple University, has argued for years that wc are creating . an. entire, class of unemployable people by hiking the minimum wage to levels higher than the market supports. He is joined by many, many others - white and black. " Prof. E. G. West of Canada, wh( has taught at the :, University of Chicago, and the University of California at * Berkeley, notes in the current issue of Policy Review that .7 .l.nagers are not the only ones displaced by higher memum wages -- but ,'trgucs that rt seems to be an un- " tatcd public policy Ihat it's okay to toss people out of work +:this way because it will "coax individuals into formal " 0vTmment-provided trainmg establishments that will pre- ptee:thcm for a better lifetime income." +Which brings us back to the Administration's new $2 billion boondoggle -- which is little more than a.band-aid approach to a problem the government itself has created. (Feulner is president of The Heritage Foundation, a Washington.hased puhlic ' , I)llcy research orgamzatton.) ouses, dependent children, and other fomily members. In fact, the value of survivors insurance under social security is almost as much as the life insurance in force by all private companies for everyone in the United St- ates. If a persow who has worked long enough Under social sec- urity dies, family members be- come eligible for payments. Unmarried children receive mond.hly checks until they reach 18, or until 22 if they are full-time students, and the wid- ow or widower is eligible for payments until the youngest child is 18. In addition, there's a lump-sum death benefit of $255. Benefits are also payable to adults disabled before 22 and to older widows and widowers. Social security is disability insurance, particularly valu- able to young workers and their families. These benefits are payable at any time before age 65, starting with the sixth full month of disability. Social security is Medicare coverage for people 65 and over who are entitled to monthly benefits, people under age 65 who have been entitled to dis- ability benefits for at least 24 months, and those with perm- anent kidney failure who need dialysis or a transplant. And, of course, social secur- ity is retirement benefits, re- placing from 30 to 55 percent of the worker's most recent earn- ings. Not only can a retired insured worker get monthly benefits at age 65, or at a reduced rate as early as age 62, but certain dependents carl also get benefits. If a person reaches age 65 before 1982 and decides to delay retirement, the benefit will be increased by one percent for each year ( or one-twelfth of one percent for each month) from age 65 to 72 that benefits are not paid because of the delayed retirement. If a person reaches age 65 after 1981, the bene- fit will be increased by 3 per cent for each year t or one- quarter of one percent for each month) from age'65 to 70 that benefits;are+not,paid because of the delayed retirement Social security benefits are tax-free and rise with the cost of living. And unlike most private pension plans, social security protection follows the person from job to job. Also, young people can earn protection fair- ly quickly. For example, a young person will have disab- ility insurance protection after as little as 18 months in cov- ered work. When everything is consider- ed, the benefits provided under social security cannot be dupli- cated by private insurance at a comparable cost. Tips Usted on How To Prevent Frostbite Frostbite is a serious health hazard of North American winters. And most of the time it could have been prevented Frostbite is more of a problem in the northern states, but even m much of the South there are occas. sional nights cold enough to freeze unprotected flesh. Frostbite can be very pain- ful, resulting in amputations. It can leave the victim hyper- sensitive to oold for the rest of his life. In some ways the damage of frostbite is similar to a burn. First degree frostbite, like sunburn, is an injury to the surface skin. It is likely to strike ears, toes, fingers, cheeks or nose. Second degree frostbite produces blisters, as in second de- gree burns. In third degree frostbite the damage is deep and much of the frozen part may be lost. The American Medical Association points out that prevention is the best pos- sible protection against frostbite. Prevention means being properly dressed in warm clothing, waterproof shoes, and heavy, dry socks, with good coveting for head and ears. Keep clothing dry and avoid tight clothing or gar- ters that may restrict circulation. Motorists traveling across country in subfreezing weather are advised to have heavy clothing and shoes in the car, in the event of a breakdown and a necessary hike for help. First signs of frostbite are a +'pins and needles" prickly feeling, and then numbness. The affected part will turn white or grey and later red. First aid possibilities are limited. Thawing of the tis- sue as soon as possible is the first consideration. This can best be accomplished by get- ting indoors into a warm room. Use warm water, not too hot. Treat the frozen part gently and do not rub or mas- sage it. The old technique of rubbing snow or ice water on the frozen spot does more harm than good, by delaying thawing. __+ I I I Railroadin" By. , W. 00.Dmu00r up during that whole day, so the During the depression of the only thing left for Jack and me early 30's, I painted with Mr. was to grab our paint brushes and paint that creosote on the house. We were planning to spray that house in record breaking time, but it took us about a week to put that creo- sote on the house. We were painting Mr. and Mrs. A.M. "Gum" Aistock's house that was located on Res- ervoir Street in Hiton. Jack and I were working the second shift on the C&O Railroad, so we would paint on the Aiistock house until 3p.m. then we rush- ed home to go to our jobs at 4 p.m. We were trying to finish painting the front of the house before we had to go to our jobs. While we were painting, we smelled the most wonderful odor coming from the Ailstock home. Mrs. Ailstock was frying steak and preparing Mr. Aft- stock's meal as he was called to go out on his run. Jack was painting near the front door and I was painting near the end of the front porch. I sighed to Jack, "I'm about to starve to death'. Smell that steak! I sure wish I had a piece of that steak! I noticed Jack didn't answer, and suddenly Mrs. Ailstock, who had been standing in the front door all the time, said, "I will be glad to fix you boys some steak and gravy! Jack Ward burst into a big laugh, be- cause he knew Mrs. Ailstock was standing at the door all the time, but 1 couldn't see her from the place I was painting. We thanked her and told her that we had to stop for the day and prepare to go to our clerking jobs on the C&O Railroad. I.R.S. News Taxpayers who choose to pay a preparer to do their Fed- eral income tax returns should select the preparer wisely ad- vises the Internal Revenue Ser- vice. While most tax return prep- arers are honest and ethical, there have been a few to mis- use the responsibility involved in completing a tax return for someone else. "Taxpayers should be part- Virgil Hoover and his crew. His crew members were some of the names I remember: Mr. "Whitey" .Stoddard, Mr. Walter "Moon" Mullins and Oliver Fox. We were painting the old Moose Building, which is locat ed on the Bellepoint road and is now a Veterinary, and painting icularly suspicious of any pre- in the windy monthff March. We parer who claims that he has a were painting the outside of the special relationship with the building and Virgil Hoover was IRS or knows ways to beat the painting the woodwork inside system," warned Les Witmer, the building There were per- IRS spokesman in West Vir-. ches all around the building and ginia. "Another preparer who three of us were on the sea- should be avoided is anyone who fiord painting the porch ceil- guarnat',= refunds." ing. A gust of wind suddenly blew up and blew our scaffold over. I was the younger of the three, and as the scafford fell, I grabbed my bucket of paint and jumped to the porch floor. I sat my bucket of paint on the floor beside me and was bragging to , Mr. Hoover, who was painting just inside the open window, how the other boys had spilled their paint and I had saved my paint. I turned around to help the boys set up the scaffold and kicked over my bucket of paint. All of the boys really had a big When a couple is expecting a laugh that time and the joke baby, you often hear their pre- was on me. terence for a girl or a boy. I have had wonderful times However, each parent's deepest painting with the boys over the wish is for a completely hea- years, friends like Virgil Hoo- lthy baby, regardless of its sex. ver, "Whitey" rStoddard, Wait- Fortunately most babies are er"Moon" Mullens, Jack Ward, born healthy. But in some cas- Howard Cashwell, J.K. "Jim" es it can be otherwise. Alth- Williams, and many other fr- ough some birth defects occur lends. We have had some good times over the years and we never think of the hard work that we did, but just the funny incidents that happened. Witmer further cited eert basic precautions taxpayer ould take when dealing with t tax preparer. A blank tax turn or one which has ! prepared in pencil should not signed. These could be air ed later. Also, preparers i ould be asked to sign the turn in the taxpayer's p ence, because the prepare signature and identificalt number are required by la "Because taxpayers- not i parers--are responsible for accuracy of their tax rett we urge the taxpayer to put much care into choosing a i preparer as they would in ecting any other service," concluded Consumer News Hazards Of Energy Related Products Released By Atty. Gen Chauncey Browning West Virginians interested in energy conservation in the home should also be aware of the hazards that may accomp- any the use of some energy- related products. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) off- ers the following information to conserve energy safely. Alth- ough some of the safety rec- ommendations appear to be ob- vious, the number of deaths or juries indicates a few remin- ders are needed Coal and woodburning heat- ing stoves are popular items this winter, but without ade- quate ventilation, there's an ever- present risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The stoves should be installed with suff- icient clearance from combust- ibles such as drapes or furn- iture Fireproof brick must be placed beneath them and, in some cases, on nearby walls. Gas, oil and kerosene space heaters may also cause a fire hazard if located too close to flammable materials or near where people frequently walk. Since unrented space heaters are also associated with carbon monoxide poisoning, the CPSC has proposed a safety standard to require such heaters to have a sensor which would auto- matieally shut the heater off before dangerous levels of car- ben monoxide are reached. In the meantime, do not use un- vented space heaters in closed rooms. wel;ing r the thermostat, set- ting bn Water fieaters hot only con serves energy and lowers costs, but prevents serious tap ,water scald injuries as well. Many water heaters are set at 140 degrees F. or higher, wh- ich provides a more than ade- quate supply of hot water in most cases, but which also is hot enough to cause scalding burns, especially to children under five and the elderly who cannot move out of the way quickly enough. A setting of 120- 125 degrees F. would help avoid possible injury. The Commission is presently studying a variety of energy. con- servation devices which are added to flame-fired appliances to reduce fuel consumption. Such devices include vent dam- pers and flue gas heat ext- ractors. The study is focusing on the possible hazards of car- bon monoxide poisoning, exp- losions, contact burns, fire, and electrical shock. ConSumers are urged to use caution with these devices. So if you have or plan to install a woodburning stove, or if you need the extra warmth that space heaters provide, take a little care with their use. REDEYE So says the VA... Gordon Bess IT ..,ckYS,'t THE VA GUAP.ANTEES UP 000 ON G.[. HOME LOAN5 (0P TO 60%) FOP, SERVICE- 00EN, I" VETERANS, M00,S5A600 CEETAIN SURVIVING SPOUSE6 OF VETERANS. WITH YA l00SS . .... Contact nearest V A office (check your phone book) or a local veterans group. FIo lrras| see your doctor. Antibioti( the tetracycline class shoul avoided during they can cause your have permanentl . last [gol 1 3 months of pregnancy, cause excessive bleedir and after delivery, as prolonged labor. naturally, whal you do during The most common your pregnancy can actually fetal injury is alcoh harm your child. 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