NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 10, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Select Committee on Hunger and Malnutrition hears from outgoing HEW secretary
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) Wilbur Cohen made appeal for federal control of all welfare programs. Proposed 50% increase in welfare payments, reorganization of fed. involvement w/ hunger and poverty, and noted differences between rich and poor states. [COHEN - welfare programs take $4 billion of state and local funds. Mounting costs each year; doesn't see how Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina will be able to meet responsibilities to poor. Federal government must take over all or substantial point of payments and leave states free to use money on education Can't expect Mississippi w/ only half per capita income Connecticut has to finance same type of community services Connecticut has.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor