Make Mine Country Sunday Morning, September 24,1978 <Eiir (fuUn-stun |l;:i!(i £Jeba 5-A Axton Signs On With Halsey By LEON ETHR1DGE Hoyt Axton has just signed an exclusive contract with the Jim Halsey Company based in Tulsa. Axton wrote a succession of hit songs in the '60s. beginning with "Greenback Dollar" by The Kingston Trio. He also wrote "The Pusher" and "Snowblind Friend," recorded by Steppenwolf. Axton penned two number one sellers, "Joy To The World" and "Never Been To Spain," both recorded by Three Dog Night. More than 30 major artists, including Elvis Presley, John Denver and Waylon Jennings, have recorded Axton's songs. Besides songwriting, Hoyt has recorded 18 albums on various labels. From his "Life Machine" LP came two hits that topped the country charts, "When The Morning Comes" and "Boney Fingers," leading to his appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. Oklahoma-born Axton has had his own special on NBC-TV and has appeared on "The Tonight Show," "Dinah" and other TV talk shows. His acting credits include "Bonanza," "McCloud" and "Bionic Woman." As a songwriter and performing artist, Hoyt Axton is one of the best. CpUNTRY NOTES: Did you catch Willie Nelson on the Phyllis George "People" TV program this week? It was very well done, and of course the beautiful Phyllis always makes the television glow Houstonian Glen Barber Social Security Corner QUESTION: When I became 65 1 chose not to enroll for Medicare medical insurance. Now I am 67 and want the protection. I've been told that my premium will be higher because I didn't take itatGS. Why? ANSWER: The law requires that your premium be increased by 10 percent for each full 12- month period that you could have been enrolled in Medicare's medical insurance plan but were not. This increase is not intended to penalize you but rather to take into account the higher cost of insuring you as you get older and need more health care. If people waited until they become ill before enrolling in Medicare's medical insurance plan, and paid no greater premium, it would increase the cost of the program for everyone and would be especially unfair to those who enrolled when they first had the opportunity to do so. QUESTION: How old do UF Meeting Planned In Texas City The first progress report meeting of the Mainland United Fund will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the staff office, 508 7th Ave. North in Texas City. Meetings will be each Tuesday thereafter through Oct. 31. Each industrial division chairman is asked to report progress to Pat Donavon or Larry Durland by Monday, and each Monday through Oct. 30, so the progress of the division can be reported at the Tuesday meeting. All community division chairmen are asked to attend this meeting to report their progress. If for some reason the chairman cannot attend, he should call 948-4211 or 948-1272 and give his progress report prior to the meeting. Doug Hoover, general campaign chairman, said he feels they have a winning team. He said many people have volunteered their time for the effort. On or before Oct. 31, Hoover said he expects the funds to have gone over the goal for the 1978 campaign. you have to be to get social security disability benefits? ANSWER: A disabled person of any age under 65 can get these checks if he or she has worked long enough and recently enough under social security. QUESTION: When my husband died three years ago, he was getting social security retirement benefits. Next year I want to apply for monthly benefits based on his earnings record. Will my payments be based on the amount he was getting, or will they include the general increases in social security benefits since he died? ANSWER: The amount of payment you will get will include whatever increases in social security benefits have occurred since your husband's death. If you have any questions about Social Security or the Supplemental Security Income programs that you would like discussed in this column. write to the Social Security District Office, 2302 Postoifice St., Galveston 77550, Attn: K. Folzman. For personal assistance in any social security matter, call or visit your Galveston Social Security Office. has a new single on the charts titled, "What's The Name of That Song" ... Ole Buck rides again. Buck Owens, that is! His latest is "Nights Are Forever Without You"... Brand new by Johnny Cash on Columbia is "Gone Girl"... Minnie Pearl is touring Canada this month and will return to Nashville at the end of the month to tape "Hee Haw's" 10th anniversary show ... Most active country singles this week are "Tear Time" by Dave and Sugar, "Heartbreaker" by Dolly Parton, "Let's Take The Long Way Home" by Ronnie Milsap, "It's Been A Great Afternoon" by Merle Haggard ... Freddy Fender stars at the Killeen, Texas, Rodeo Sept. 29 ... Ray Price has opened his new show at The Nugget in Sparks, Nev. Other stops on this 15-siate tour include Illinois and the Turtle Creek Country Club in San Antonio... IN A WORD TEA BY George W. Clompltt of the Star Drug Store 510-23rd Phone 763-4341 Although today's pharmacist still get on occasional call for "chamomile tea" or of the proprietary teas, the word is, in most instances , used to denote the popular beverage. Originally, however, teas was used exclusively as a medicine in China -until about the sixth century, when it become a common beverage and its use for this purpose slowly spread to other countries. 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