The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 9, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 9, 1949
Page 7
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.TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1949 THE HATION TODAY— Social Security Tax Increase Unlikely This Year But House May Act Before Adjournment BT June* Mar low WASHINGTON. Aug. i. Wr-For a long time ther have been rumblings about bringing more people under the protection of social security and increasing the payments to old people. Presidnt Trum»n has asked Congress to do it. Last night a step ra» taken In that direction when the House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation to do that. But this Is only a bill which the* . committee will send up to the full BLYTHEVTT.T.E (ARK.) COURTKT? NEWS House for a vote. The House may ipprove it before quitting in a been rec «'ving at leas nonth or so. for the rest of 1949. year 5lnce Jan - >. 1937. 'That'c rtnt &Mn...wl. »~ _-..- MIS TA'if* Xt'H«n cVla That's not enough to make even one change in the present law, unless the Senate ako approves. It's doubtful that the Senate will do anything about it before quitting this year. ftt, The best guess is that the present "law will remain unchanged for this year at least. If the House approves the bill this year, maybe the Senate will next year. Under the present law about 35.000.000 people are covered. The bill would bring In another 11.000,000, leaving 14.000.000 or so people still unprotected, many of them farmers. Eventually May Rail* Tax There's no room here to go into details of the law or the bill that would change. But one part of the law and the bill can be examined That's old-age insurance. That Insurance Is the payment, or pension, which workers receive from the government when they retire at 68. If they've been covered by the law. (The present law doesn't cover many kinds of workers, like those employed by non-profit organizations, farmers and so on.} To pay for this old age Insurance the government now collects a tat of one per cent from each "covered" employe and one per cent from his employer, up to *3,000 of the worker'* wages or salary. (In other words, no matter how much a person made over $3.000 he'd be taxed only on the first $3,000 of it.) The committee bill would raise Hie tax—how much hasnt been decided by the committee—and it would raise the taxable Income from the present »3.000 to $3,600. ,J« Although the present law went -7» into effect Jan. 1, 1937—the date on which the government started , ---- ..... Ux "- no one th , , the old age Insurance until won't get that much unless he had been receiving at least »3,000 a His wife, when she reaches 85, gets half as much p-nsion as he does. So the wife of a man receiving $44.80 .would get $22.40. Together, their total pension would be $67.20, The committee bill would boost the pensions. A man now getting $44.80 would be Jumped to $74.20 and his wi'- would get a Jumo In her pension to $37.10 from $2240. The lowest pension anyone can receive now is $10 a month. The bill would make the lowest anyone could get $25. The bill would be retroactive, For example: It would boost the pensions already being received by people who began getting it anytime between 1940 and the time the bill became law. How much of a boost they'd get would depend upon how much pension they've been getting. Under the present law. suppose a "covered" worker became permanently disabled. He wouldn't get any pension until he reached 65. Under the bill a worker—say 30 years old—who became permanently disabled now would get a pension as nrich as he would receive if he had worked to 85. t:.... CHIEFS' CHIEF?—Gen. Omai N. Bradley, above, 56-year-olc Army chief of staff, Is slated t< be tile first statutory chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Stafi Tr.t post, which will be eslablishe< under the new military unilico- lion law. has been held tempo rarily on presidential order b> Gen. Dwieht D. Eisenhower German Girl Marr'nt In B/xtrWv»/i»; Groom Lives in Beffevi/fe, Ind. All the way from Bed burg. o«r- many, to Blytheville, Ark., If t long trek just to make wedding bells ring. Apparently ,.nna Katharlna Fuss. 25, thought Walter Charlwood, Jr., of Belleville, III.. wa» worth the trip, and worth two years of waiting for permission to come to the United Stales. She arrived in Belleville last week and she and her groom motored to • Blytheville. where they were married Saturday by Justice of the Peace P. E. Cooley. Although she spoke little English she apparently got the Idea across that she did take Mr. Chirlwood for her lawful wedded husband. With the Courts Chancery: Doris Slaughter vs. Floyd Slaughter, suit for alimony. Circuit: R. H. Wllmoth vs. Martin Lane, suit for attachment of goods valued at $2.900. Ona Qreer vs. Sam Davli. writ of possession relative to ^ppart- ineuls one and two located on back of lot at 321 Lake Str-et. Fall from Truck Fatal BHOOKFlEIjD, Mo.. Aug. 9— If) —Mrs. Vera Pearl Steienson. Brookfteld, was Injured fatally Sunday -i'hen she fell from a truck about a mile west of here. Marriage Licenses Th« following couples obtained marriage licenses at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk yesterday and Saturday. Uoyd Sulllan of Leachville and Miss Nora Lee Cornish, of Monette Walter Charlwood, Jr., of Belle- Mile, HI., and Miss Anna Katharlna Fuss (Kathe Fuhss) of Bed burg, Germany. William Lewis .Newman and Miss John William Bums of Blythe- re- ville and Miss Reba Juanitr. Parry. both of Blytheville. 1940. Top Frnrion Kow M4.W The highest pension, or old age ^^,,., t-eyw,,, ueno ana Miss Sue insurance, that, can be paid an Carolyn TrouU, both of Carbon- over-65 worker now Is <44.80. He dale, 111 Leo J. Bombalaski and Mrs. Jessie Marie Clark, hoth of Blytheville. Joseph Peyton Deno and Miss Sue Announcement We are Pleased lo Announce that P. A. YOAKUM Is Now Connected With Our Firm As an Automobile Salesman Shelton Motor Co. 215 South 2nd Street THAT'S WHAT OWNERS CALL THIS THRIFTY NEW 1949 f HEN you licar a new Mercury owner say he's driving ihe thriftiest car in hij experience, believe him. He IS! For owner* report this big, h.nnwme new Mercury deliver, 17, 18. 19 milea per gallon—onrf up! Kvcn more vrithOverdrivel* Here'l what else they enjoy, loo- A powerful new 8-cylinder. V-type engine! Fronl coil springing! A truly re ,(f u | "comfort-zone" riik! Easier ..rrCT-in^.' "Sil|ier. safety" lirttkci! Plus ihe luxury of }oam rliMKr-ciistitfinctl scats! 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