CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 01, 1980
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(Studio) Unemployment for July reported; details given. Michigan study rioted forecasting in June growth of suicide, mental illness and drinking problems. West central Michigan union representative quoted with regard to cases of battered wives, suicides and suicide attempts.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Lyons, Michigan) Unemployed Chrysler worker Fred Rowley, recipient of Trade Readjustment Act funds, cited as example of Michigan's unemployed auto industry workers. [ROWLEY - comments.] Catch 22 faced by Rowley with regard to food stamps and efforts to keep his farm outlined. [ROWLEY - comments.] Ray Everingham's family noted living solely on food stamps; details given. [EVERINGHAM - comments.] Limit placed on state unemployment benefits mentioned; Betty Barnes' case cited as example [BARNES - comments.] Necessity of Rowley and others relying on welfare when unemployment funds expire and their attitude towards welfare noted. [Cnty. soc. services department spokesperson Kathy LUDWICK - comments.] [ROWLEY - comments.] [UAW local pres. John DEVERS - says he let his people down.] Inability of emergency relief services to ease situation explained. [Emergency relief DIR. - comments.] [ROWLEY - comments.]
REPORTER: Bob Faw