The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 21, 1931 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 21, 1931
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SATURDAY, FEHUUARV 21, 1931 BLYTIIEVILMC. (AUK.) CQUlURR NEWS PAfiR THRRt. Waiting for the Dole Unemployment Insurance . „, ^ System Has Placed Bur-.l^t, den on Treasury. ~ ' EDITOR'S NOTE: This iiisl of t\to s.torlfi liy Milto Euioponn manager tar " CA I s Is tho. I vj U in l!ro:i- \:li •'• /&. BY MILTON nRONNKR European Manager, KKA Servile (Copyright. 1931 ' NEA Service. Inc.i LONDON.—Oreat Britain, struggling with trade depression pml n:i enormous unemployment sllu.Vi!a:i.j is daily going Into debt bccaus? ol j the necessity of paying oul iip.sii:- j ployment insurance to nu army a'' men anil women legally entitled to , L it- this is otion "dole." As a a very grea' | \ in British papers loosely spoken of as matter of fact, in number of instances it is not really a dole at nil. Working men and women have paid into the unemployment insurance fund weekly sums while they v;ere working. Now that they are unemployed, t'rey are as rmieh entitled to the benefits o! the unemployment insurance fJr which they paid, as is the man who takes out ail endowment uslicy In an insurance company and exprcls to have annuities pal: 1 , him when the policy matures. But Britain's great trouble is this: in 1920. when the present unemployment insurance was set up. it was not foreseen that there wtnild he continued trade depression. It was foixliy imagined that a fund made up In parl of contribution.! by the workers, in part by the employers and in part by the stale, would be self-sufBcient. In other words, it was hoped the books would more than balance. However, such has not been the case. ' The ever-growing army of 1 State Quilting Bee To Be Held Next May OKLAHOMA CITY, lUf 1 )-- TI>P [ "Quill of Oklahoma" will be pieced I together ul a quilling bee tit the ! io\er;vi's uuntsion here next may. ' Mrs. V.' II. Mutiny, wl(e ot i he "ovum:', has announced plans lo entertain, at Ilif I*?, out wo ' mail. i>a5lH5 yeais old, from eucti i If Oklahoma's 77 counties. ' It is planned Unit each woman ' ilml) make u quilt block. She will ' cmbrolc-'r lior name, nge^and couu- i ty en her block. In addition, she • ivill v.'rlle a brief history of her i life on a sheet of paptr. Thcso : '.|-.::ls will be bound Into a book to ! be known as the "Book of tno QuiV." Tlis book will be placed en n stand in front of the qulli Khlcii will ba turns In the Okla j !»jnm Illst-.iical building 1 Mrs. Mill ray, daughter of n 8'v einor of the cid Chlckasav,' Indlm i Natio:], tootes much of her Urn I to her life hobby, ml. This Bcal Fishiiif DEVON. Conn., (UP) — Em ploycs of thq Oonnccllcut L\e\ and Power Company have enjoye the unique exix>rience of hiu'Sr their meals come right throug pipes into their place of busines A stiction pump running to th HousiUonic river hns brought numerous v.htte perch. Los Angeles Moored at Panama for Navy War Maneuvers A state of tlicoreticHl warfare existed between the "lllue" fleet i of surface crnft, represented by the U. 3. Pacific Fleet, v.hlch will defending the Panama Canal and ihc "Black" attackers when this) attempt to "capture" the caiml and land an armed force. After ft striking picture, showing (he gigantic navy illilglblu Los Angeles' iiay ol radio .silence, In which the friendly enemies took their posi- at Its mooring ship, the I'aloka, was taken In Panama Harbor, i tlons. the dlrl^lbte scouted the edges of Panamn Day' and moved | The "battle" Is to be that o! (m Inferior fleet -ss-llli a superior foiwj ult to seaward In an eifort lo locate the "Blade" ships. The long, long line of jobless men, like those shown here on a London street, fcrm one of the greatest problems In England's history. On th? average, these men receive S-1.25 n week as an unemployment dole from the government and (he ever-increasing total Is now running about $5,000.000 a week. nloymcnt Exchange. In siich ami similar coses he is disqualified for a maximum period of six weeks. Another disqualification Is it an insured contributor loses his job thrn misconduct or voluntarily leaves his employment without just causo. All this, of course, is supported unemployed, entitled lo insurance benefits, has depleted the fund. | by taxation. In Oreat Britain, th: The state lias had to come to the income tax paid to the government rescue. This has been so much Uio case that treasury officials have gravely stated tnat if the thing keeps on. continued borrowing to lilt the fund will bring into ques^ tion the entire stability of the ^iiitish financial system. k How .Cost His Risen * ' In 1928 unemployment insurance cost the exchequer over 58 million dollars. In 1929 it cost the exchequer 97 millions. It is estimated trial the financial year just closing wil: cost 185 millions. And for the following year the vast sum of 25C millions is anticipated. In fact, th: Insurance fund is at the presen! time costing the treasury of the nation t UID rate ot atc'jt five million dollars a week. As set up in Great Britain, taking out unemployment insurance is not voluntary. It is obligatory. All employed persons between the ages of 16 and 65 must take it out. There are a number ot classes which are excepted, among them being farm laborers, domestic servants, etc. However, they, too, may take out un'?mployment insuranc. if they desire. How Much ^Yorke^s Pay Insurance persons are divided into various classes, : ' ( Men beiwcer. u:e ages of 21 and 65 pay 14 cents per week, the employers 16 cents, find, the state 15 cents. Men between IS and 21 pay .12 cents, the employer 14 and the state 13.- Boys under 12 pay 7 cents. t:*c employer 8 ine M.iie V'j cent?. Women fcstveni 21 and 65 pay j i2 cents, the employer M and tli: ' state 13 cents. Women betivivu 18 :ind 21 p:.;. Hi cent?, the employer 12 and th; %(.iate 11 cents, Girls under 18 pay 6 cents, the employer 7 and the state C' cents. How Much Jobless Get When these insured persons arr unemployed they draw weekly rates of benefit as follows: Men between 21 and 65. $4.25. Men between 13 and 21, S3.JO. Boys under 17 and 18, $2.25. Boys under 17. S1.50. Women between 21 and 65 S3 75 Women between IB and 21 S3 00 Girls between 17 and 18 $187 Girls under 17. $1.25. In addition to this, any insured perfon who has an adult dependent draws $2.25 per week. Such dependents are a wife, being maintained wholly or mainly by the out- of-work husband, a dependent hii>- band unable to do any work at air & widowed mother living v:ilh th- insured person, etc. This extra $2.15 can be received in risyect of onl. one person at a lime. In addition, for married people there is an additional benefit of 50 cents \Kr week for each wholly dependent child or who is mainly suppxtod bj the parenls. In order to come within the \:rr- vlsions of the insurance scheme th: insured person must have paid r.ct less thnn 30 weekly contributions KI the two 5'ears Immediately preceding! the dale on which he or she appHos for the benefit. Sfust Take Proffered Job j There are «!SD various dtsrjinll- | "callous if one has paid all the 30 ". con| rtbuttons. One of these is, if the MXT'on has without good caus? ro- ••"sed to accept a position Indlcat- e ° to him by the government Em- is about 22 per cent of what a mnn How Germany's unemployment 'Insurance aids jab- back, noted collector ol rare literary Items. The old manuscripts show that the compositor was forced to Insert periods and commas, as the ncveHst foiled lo place them In his original draft. Golden G»te Bridge Described PHILADELPHIA, t(Jf> — Ralph Modeicski, engineer and builder of the Phlladelpliia-Camden bridge over the Delaware River, iccenOy explained his plans for a S75,MO.OM! span frcm San Francisco to Oak-| land. The bridge, he told the Engineers Club, will touch Goat Island and will be reared higher above navigable water than any Watch "Lord Faontleroy" BRIDGEPORT, Conn., (UP) — | other bridge in tVie world. Beware of the "Little Lord Fauntleroy" type of . child, • Dr. Mfnrv TiebDut nf the Instilute-of Child Guidance in New York, told the United-Church forum! here. He is not normal and is subject to "savage" repressions," said the phy-t sician. . • MATERNITY HOSPITAL—For un | fortcnato girls: secluded, private j rates -reasonable. For inforrnatioi write Fsirniount Hospital, 4911 Eas i 27lh. Kansas G)ty, Missouri. I Pickwick Manuscripts:Shown • PHILADELPHIA, (UP) 1 — The recent anniversary pf (he llM'h birthday of Dickens itad'to an exhibition of the manuscripts of the "Pickwick Papers" by Dr. Rosen- 660 LIQUID OR TABLETS Cure Colds; Headaches, Feve 666 SALVE Cures Baby's Cold COAL and FEED Kentucky iind' Alabama Hay, Ear Corn, Oats, Red Ash Ccials. Mixed Feed. Special Delivered Anywhere. Prices on Car Lots. C. L. Bennett & Co. Phone '64 Chicago Mill A^ Lumber SAM MEISEL PAINTING and DECORATING CO. Wall paper- of the 1931 styles at Low Prices. Also Hanging and Decorating—Lowest Price—Cash or Carry. Ill Suiitii 2nd St. "What A life—" says cnc brake lining to another, 261 stops In n day's work. No wonder we wear out." RAYBESTOS Mncd Brakes Stand the GalT. Dixie Service Station Phone 315 Ash £ Broadway f Give a Neighbor si Job Look carefully about your own neighborhood and you will realize that for every person out of a job, there are eight or nine of your friends and neighbors working. Now, if you eight or nine who are working will only get together and to the extent you can afford it, give that one out of work something to do, you will be contributing the most hclufu), constructive service possible toward breaking up unemployment. For instance, there are plenty of ways, right in your own home, of investing your money in labor and materials, putting in needed improvements, repairs, additions... and doing these things under most favorable circumstances. You are not wasting a penny. You are putting idle money to work profit- ably, productively, aud patriotically— if it is promptly done. Suppose you talk this over with your employed neighbors aud arrange right away to divide between you the labor of a man or two, for however long you can. Yomr duty a» a citizen Be active in all community work which is meeting present conditions. Let your Mayor know you are behind him in all organized action providing employment. Your opportunity a* an individual Make all proper purchases possible. Give employment by starting repairs, painting, etc., which add to the value 1 of your property. H ERS *r« 100 jabi. Not •!) «r« pne- tical at lhi» limit. But gire the job* you eu— today — and add o therm ae icon •> weather permit*. C+mttrmctUm, (•) Iiutde th* H*B*e 1 Repair furniture 2 ReuphoUu* furniture 3 Refinuh furniture 4 Recorermat- treaoca, etc. 5 Stain floon 6 VarnUhfioon 7 Lay llnoUiim 8 Build dW»e. 9. Build bookcax* 10 Build cupboard* 11 Construct new partition* 12 Construct wood boif», etc. 13 Repair wall* 14 Paper wall* 15 Paint walla 16 Renovate plumbing 17 Renovate water supply system 18 Rebuild water tonka 19 Rehang windowi 20 Reglaze broken window* SI Renovate electric light •y«lem 23 Inatall new electric outlet* 23 Clean chimneys 24 Paint woodwork 25 Refinuh picture . frame* 26 Paint *tair treads 27 Repair locks 28 Replace broken hardware 29 Repair luggage 50 Construct sun i parlor 51 Conitruct sleeping > porch n Mend cellar stairway *3 Whitewash cellar 94 Vhitewuh outbuildings 55 Install curtain rods 36 Repair shades 37 Insulate attic 58 dean grease traps 59 Rebuild coal bins 40 Paint cement floor (b) OHtalde the House 41 Patch roof 42 Hesliinglo roof 43 Repair fence* 44 Paint fences 45 Paint house 46 Puint trim 47 Mend shutters 48 Puint shutters 49 Mend gutters 50 Mend leaders 51 Repair elding 52 Point brickwork 53 Renew weather- strips 54 Repair garage 55 Rehang garage doors 56 Heat garugo 57 Construct outbuildings 58 Construct aheds 59 Build window boxes 60 Repair footboards 61 Build clothes reel 62 Grade terrace, etc. 63 Build concrete walks 64 Build brick walks 65 Move young trees 66 Cut down brush 67 Plow garden 68 Renew sewage disposal system 69 Mend cellar doors 70 Repair flashing Clemmlmg, Wmfhlng 71 Clean out cellar 72 Disinfect cellar 73 Clean out attic 74 Clean out storerooms 75 Wash floors 76 Polish floors 77 Wash windows 78 Clean woodwork 79 Clean wallpaper 80 Wash ceilings 81 Wash clothes 82 Iron clothes 83 \Y:ish household linen 84 Iron household linen 85 Polieh znetalware 86 Beat rugs 87 Shovel (now 88 Tidy up yard 89 Wash and polish automobile 90 Clean shoes daily 91 Saw and pile wood 92 Run errandf 93 Sew and mend clothes 94 Press outer clothes 95 Darn stockings, etc. 96 Deliver packages 97 Bring up coal 98 Wash dishes 99 Core for children 100 Act as companion BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS in cooperation with President Hoover's Emergency Committee for Employment Washington, D. C. Arthur Woods, Chairman

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