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40 years ago: Food stamps to be denied to unmarried, unrelated people living together

April 29, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 29, 1971:

  • Lawrence Police Department reports indicated that dispatchers had received a call at 6:09 a.m. about a brown horse and a white horse walking east on East 15th Street, east of Harper. The same two horses had apparently also been wandering in the Eighth and New Jersey area just after 2:00 a.m. An unidentified man later turned up in the 15th Street area and led the horses off, presumably to their home.
  • Many Douglas County food-stamp recipients were expected to be affected by the new federal changes to the program, according to the director of the county welfare department. The first change, which would set income and financial reserves as determining factors, was not expected to have any effect on local residents because Kansas rules already incorporated those criteria. However, the second change was to deny food stamps to unrelated or unmarried persons living together. This provision was expected to cause between 10 and 50 people to lose some or all of their allotment -- "residents of so-called communes," according to the article.

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