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MINIMUM WAGE HURTS THE POOR By John F. McManus Secretary of Labor Ray Mar- shall has formally proposed that Congress boost the min- imum wage to $2.50 per hour. Organized labor wants a larger boost, to $3.00 per hour, from the current $2.30. So the debate in Congress will be over how much the increase shall be What Congress ought to do - to help the poor, to stimulate Mr. and Mrs. John Maline Jr. and J.R. and Ted and Galen came to the Maline pay a higher wage than he home. Mr. and Mrs. John can afford, he simply lets Maline visited at the Lloyd employees go. The work that Bucher home in Belle Fourche last Wednesday was once done by Americaris is now being done in Taiwan, Hang Kong, and elsewhere. A great deal of American industry has closed its doors because of minimum wage laws, and a great deal more has never gotten off the drawing board. Minimum wage laws are especially harmful to young, unskilled workers. Pre- evening. Margaret Maline and Laura Mitchell were in Sundance on Wednesday last week to help fill the Tote Bag for the N.E. Regional Home- makers Meeting. That is all for news this week. The snow plows were a welcome sight on Thursday night, so I guess we can get business, and to cut welfare viously, an employer did not - is abolish minimum wage have to pay high wages to :.:. laws. green teenagers while he ii!i was training and making ii AseumedPower productive citizens out of out now so there will be more APRIL 14, 1977 news next week. VETERANS: HERE'S YOUR ANSWER Q -- I am an Army retiree and waived my re- tirement pay in lieu or VA disability compensation. May I have an allotment withheld from my compen- sation check to pay prem- iums for a commercial in- surance policy? A ~- No. Q -- If my son enters the Air Force Academy, will he receive government life in- THE SVNDANCE Tn S surance? A -- He will be covered under Servicemen's Group Life Insurance unless he elects to waive his coverage. Q -- If a veteran is entitled to a one time VA car grant is he entitled to adaptive equipment for vehicles he may subsequently purchase? A -- Yes. TIMES CLASSIFIEDS Gets Results Dru Fast Mail Ordet~ Serving since Federal minimum wage them. Today, he cannot ii~i- when Congress first decided result is an ever-growing that it had the power to set a army of unemployed young bottom limit on wages. In people. the years since, the mini- Federal response to un- mum wage has risen steadily employment, especially for to the current $2.30, and the the young, is government number of workers covered make-work projects financed Thu.rs. Fri, Sat, has swelled so that the law by inflation - producing de- ~ now applies to virtually every ficits and ever higher taxes. employee. Yet there is no The cycle leads to more of constitutionm pasts for the th= ~,m,~ ;,,,4,,At,= ;,,~=~- federal government to tell an e'd"med--'c~ng'l~ygove"r~nen--t employer what he must pay a in areas it h-as no business to worker. Congress simply enter. assumed the power, claiming How many more workers that it could do so because of will be thrown onto welfare the Interstate Commerce rolls, and how many more Clause ("Congress shall businesses will close, before ~---__= have power ... to regulate Congress has the guts to i commerce ..., among the admit that its minimum wage severaistates' ). laws are a failure? The _c_.t.. _...__ stitution certainly gave no not be whether or not to such power. Its purpose was increase them but whether to bar state - to - state tariffs they should exist at all. The and trade restrictions But thin~ to do with minim" -~ tX[ll the Roosevelt Supreme Court wage laws is to abolish them. "reinterpreted" the clans* Copyright 1977 The John ~ i i:;~Sn~d uttB~i,ira in such a manner that win- Bir~'~cietv Features In the dow washers in an office - car building are covered by rain- A * " imum wage laws because A laaal n some of the building's ten- -- ..... REG. ants do business in several JudyBrengle 14.88 oct'- 11OO __,,:_.. ~..~.,,~ states. The same tortured April 1, 1977 $ On the abuse of the real meaning How was that for going outSAVE 5 While they lash go and intent of the Constitution like a lion? Boy did we get is also applied to farm work- the snow~ like everyone else I 'Good Buddy' monitor scans all ers, restaurant employees, guess. Unofficial reports and all kinds of workers, from neighbors range from 40 channels... Locks in the , even though they and their 24 inches to 40 some inches. I strongest CB Signal in your area employers in no way enter do know that it was waist LISTEN TO: Traffic conditions into interstate commerce, deep when~ you were trying to Emergency calls Truckers After almost forty years of walk and find cows in it. The Other CBer's Road reports this type of twisting of the neighbors haven t reported Constitution, to satisfy much for a livestock loss. Join in the fun of CB life with this Washington s ravenous ap-Just getting feed to them wascompact unit. Works on one 9-volt bat- petite for power no one is a problem enough. I hope tery*. Metallic strip antenna included. supposed to even question that is the spring storm for 43-ae72s the !ederal government s this spring of 77. , ':Battery not Included ' right to set wages. To do There really isn t much for so is asking to be labelled an news as none of us were able enemyofthepoor! to getto far. Dane and BrettDeYoe did get this far on He88 !r~elee' Bsp~i:r T,=,..m,= T,o..ere But let s look beyond this snowed in at Hulett most of n vast assumption of power, the week, and in Belle. We are supposed to know for Marlene Garrett spent some certain that minimum wage of the time with the Ted laws help the poor and the Wflsone in Hulett, and in unskilled. But just the op Belle with the Packers. /j posite is true. Because they Mary and Jennifer Wolff interfere with the normal visited at Alice Wolffs last operations of the market Sunday, and Bill ,and Hulda place, minimum wage laws Sipe called at Alice s on Sun- have thrown countless hum- day evening. Mrs. White bets of workers out of work visited Alice on Monday. Yo and onto welfare rolls. When On Sunday John Maline an employer is required to Sr., celebrated his birthday, )O Garden Tools lEnergy Ele tricI e Weeding Hoe REG. 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