Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 6, 1953 · Page 11
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 11

Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, October 6, 1953
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ILS. Agencies Scan Social Security Plan By CHARLES V. BARRETT For James Martow WASHINGTON Wl — The social security program for the aged is one of the world's biggest bargains for some workers, but a poor one for others. These variations arc Retting special attention from two investigating teams — a group of Risen hower administration consultants and a House ways and means subcommittee. Under the present system, a spe cial social security lax is levied on payrolls. This money goes into a special trust fund, from which death or retirement benefits are paid. But a maze of rules governs who is eligible for benefits, and the level of benefits paid. Sonip congressmen have pro posed to wipe out all these variations and start over with a system of uniform pension payments to everyone. The Republican party platform calls for a study of such a "universal pension." To be eligible for retirement benefits, you must work under the system one half the time fnim Jan uary 1951 until you retire; or one half the time from the ago of 21 until you retire. At any rate, you must work a minimum of 18 months in covered employment, and you are sure of at least some benefits if you work as much as 10 years. Thus, some workers were covered for only 18 months after Jan- SIDE GLANCES By ftaftraiff) T. m. In U. •. Fit Off. t*r. 1H1 hf W« tor**,** "Can you signal Dad to stop raving about politicians? That's what Wilbur Is going to be when he finishes law school l" Beuse, Werner Win Davenport Race For Nomination DAVENPORT, Iowa (UP)—Wal uary, and then were at retirement tor Beuse and Clemens Werner age of 65 or older. They paid in a'werc paired off as candidates for maximum of $81 in taxes and became eligible for full bonefils— $127.50 a month for life for a man and his wife. On 1he average life expectancy, they would collect a mayor here in the November general election after sweeping vie tories in Monday's primary. Beuse, former Scott County sheriff and acting postmaster until a total of about $18,870 on a con-|week ago, defeated Fred Wieden tribution of only $81. But many other workers will ly in employment covered by the reach retirement age after 1971 .J s y s l cm They could work 9 3-4 years under the system, pay over $700 in taxes, and then lose their job, or become disabled, or shift to work not covered by the system. They Suppose you can't get along on your social security payment—the average for a man and wife is about. $79 monthly. If you get a job as a night watchman ,.nd Mobile Homes! wouldn't get a penny back in re- make more than $75 monthly, you tirement pay. jdon't get a penny from social se Another rule—you get no retire- curity until you reach 75. After ment benefits from age 65 to 75 tha t. X° u can earn anv a mount if you make as much as $75 month- and still get your pension. This rule, apparently, helps to Jjexplain a big puzzle about social security—of the 6Mi million workers now eligible for recrement benefits, only four million actually are collecting. The present retirement system does nothing for those who reached retirement age before they could get the minimum of 18 months' |covered employment. Of 13,400,000 persons now over 65, almost half are not covered by social security retirement. Another rule: The level of benefits is based on your average monthly salary from your starting date—either January, 1951, or your 21st birthday. Thus the worker who held a steady job at good wages, and presumably would need help the least, gets the biggest payment. The fellow who worked intermittently, because of health or other reasons, or who made low wages, gets the least. • Colonial Trailers • Richardson Trailers • Local Financing • Direct Factory Dealers • Good Used Trailers Bought and Sold Mgrs., Avery & Delores Finden „ Owner — BUI Foley WEST MAIN TRAILER SALES 1719 W. Main Phone 73040 heft in the Democratic primary by a margin of 1,268 to 162. In the three-way Republican race, Werner, Scott County civil defense director, polled 2,119 votes to 556 for Clifford Dawson and 210 for Dr. H.A. Bell, retired veterinarian. Hearings End*, Rate Hike for Union Electric SPRINGFIELD (UP)-The Illinois Commerce Commission has concluded hearings on the $856,000 annual rate increase petition of Union Electric Power Co. for power, service in Illinois. Union Electric serves customers in the Illinois counties of St. Clair, Madison, Hancock, Jersey, Macoupin, Henderson and Adams. Only one objector fought the rate; increase down to the conclusion of the hearings Monday. Black White Limestone Company, Quincy, argued Its three-year contractt with the power company must be upheld whatever the commission does about the rate increase petition. Warsaw Brewing Company, Warsaw, III., announced it was maintaining its objection but would not participate further in the case. The cities of East St. Louis and Alton and numerous industrial customers withdrew objections to the rate boost last week after the company trimmed its request. Union Electric scaled down its request from $1,117,000 to $856,000 to match the increase granted Sept. 17 by the Missouri Public Utilities Commission for service in that stale. This made the proposed increase a boost of 6.9 per cent instead of 8.6 per cent. DADDY, YOU'LL HAVE" TO CHOOSE BETWEtrM YOUR OC NEWSPAPER hi) Mothers of W. W. II Uhit 103 of Mothers of World War II will meet Wednesday evening ;it 8 o'clock in the home of Mrs. I'hinez Greene, 620 Michigan Ave. A tacky or sticky floor may be ctuswl by insufficient rinsing, dirt and humidity, or too much wax. Thoroughly remove old wax, wash and rinse thoroughly, and apply new wax in a thin coat. The Daily Register-Mail, Galcsburg, III. Missouri Senator Angry at Delay In Drought Aid Tuesday, October 6. 19$3 It WASHINGTON (UP) — Sen. Thomas C. Hennings Jr. (D-Mo) demanded today that the administration take "immediate action" on hay lift and other relief proposals to save Missouri farmers from a "terrible drought disaster." In a wire to Agriculture Secretary Ezra T. Benson, Hennings charged the government with dragging its feel in dealing with the crisis, although thousands are "facing ruin." He said pointedly that former Agriculture Secretary Charles F. Brannan, a Democrat, had acted at a "critical moment" to meet a similar drought emergency. Hennings urged adoption of a six- point plan, including use of military planes and trucks to rush hay to the stricken area, low interest rate loans, and a speed-up in the distribution of government seed. Sweaters are anything but "classic" this year. They're freshened by fur, glitter trim, the halter cut and worn both day and evening. Maquon Club To Have Treasure Hunt MAQUON—The Maquon Good Cheer Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Wayne Smith, Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. for the annual treasure hunt. Hostesses will be Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Ruth Ann Flinn and Mrs. Irene Leffingwell. PERSONAL Do you suffer from migraine or sinus headaches? There is nothing safer, faster or more effective than Green 's Migrain or Sinus Headache Capsules! $1.50 - $2.75 WEST DRUG CO., Inc. 324 E. Main St. Note: If you suffer from arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis or neuritis, there is nothing finer than Green's Arthra- lene (Improved Celery Compound). how would you like to live in the "good old days"? BACK in grandfather's lime, during the final quarter of the last century, things were quite different. There were no movies, no airplanes, no automobiles, few bathrooms, practically no efficient electrical appliances. If you contracted diabetes or pernicious anemia, your days were numbered. Your blood just "changed to sugar" in the former, "to water" in the latter. There was little protection against virulent epidemics. Smallpox vaccine was the only biological on the market. When diphtheria or typhoid ravaged a community, there was nothing to do but wait it out in hope and dread. Yes, a return to the "good old days" would mean, among other things, the sacrifice of the major portion of the contribution of medicine and pharmacy to your health and well-being. Hawthorne Drug Co. Your Rexall Sfore 15 East Main Street Phone 4357 Read Register-Mail Want Ads WHY SETTLE FOR LESS THAN FULLY AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION? "WIDE CHOICE OF MERCURYS WITH MERC-O-MATIC NO-SHIFT DRIVE! NOW AVAILABLE- IMMEDIATE DELIVERY!" Now-the deal of the year for the proven V-8 with the smoothest, fully automatic, no-shift drive you can buy! • Here's your chance to get the finest in no- sHift driving . . . immediately . . . and at a big saving. "Thefinest"- because we believe there is no smoother, more dependable automatic transmission than optional Merc-O-Matic Drive. It was specially designed for Mercury —to go with Mercury's horsepower, size, and weight. You have no clutch pedal to bother with—no taking the foot off the gas pedal and waiting for changing gears. Merc-O-Matic moves you from low to high smoothly, silently—completely automati­ cally. And uses less gasoline to do it. We say "immediately 1 ' because right now we can offer you Merc-O-Matic Drive on almost all models. And, if you wish; you can also have optional power steering; power brakes, and a 4 -way adjustable power seat. "At a big saving" because Merc-O- Matic Drive is one of the lowest priced; fully automatic transmissions. And our special trade-in allowance for your present car cuts your initial cost even more. Stop in and compare the exact savings. • All Dirt Removed • Perspiration Out • Like-New Look and Finish Restored • Spots Gone • No Odors • Better, Longer- Lasting Press • Costs No More Than Ordinary Dry Cleaning If you are unhappy with your present dry ' • cleaner let us clean just one garment for you and prove to you the amazing difference our better Sanitone Service makes. Call today! — SURE 3-DAY SERVICE — Free Pickup and Delivery - Phone 4325 RAY ANDERSON CLEANERS Corner Seminary and Fremont FajmQUS Mercury ftyling, proven V «8 engine, and prize -winning economy help keep MercuryJs trade-in value highest in its class. Co-op Best time ever to buy a Don't miss the big television hit .TOAST OF THE TOWN" with Ed SuUivan. Sunday evening 7:00 to 8:00. Station WHBF, Channel 4. mERCURY GALESBURG LINCOLN-MERCURY CO. 120 N. BROAD STREET GALESBURG, ILLINOIS

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