The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 4, 1949 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 4, 1949
Page 16
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PAGE, SIXTEEN BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, THI. NATION TODAY Increases in Social Security Benefits Unlikely This Year Even if House Okays Changes By Janwt Mario* WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. (#)--Don't raise any false hopes in your miri<l—II you're one of those benefiting from the social security program now—that the benefits will be Increased this year . Dont look for any Increase in benefits before next year at the •srliest True, the House today was ready to tackle a bill making changes fcv the social security law. And before the end or the week the House may pass it. But—that's still'only'the House acting. There can lie no new law unless the Senate also approves, and It's not expected to do that before 1950, If then. The" program is broad. The House bill would change most of it, but not all. Here is an out-Hne of the present program and then, in parenthesis, the changes the House, bill would make. 1. Old age and survivors insurance. Tins Is the social security-old age pension. It is given to workers who, having been covered by the law, retire at 58; to their wives when they reach 65, the wife receiving half the amount her husband gels; and to a retired worker's widow If she is under 65 at the time of his death but has children under 18 dependent on her. {The House bill would Increase Hie payments all these gel.) 2. About 33,0(10,000 workers are in jobs covered by the social security pension law. A covered person is one who has the social security lax deducted "from his pay. It's this tax which goes toward paying his pen- sion when he retires. Many people are not In "covered" Jobs and therefore lace old age without a pension To Brondrn Coverage (The House bill would add 11,000,000 workers to the list of thaw 35,000,000 now covered. People now not covered but who'd be covered under the House bill include many people like small regularly employed self-employed storekeepers, domestic servants, employes of state and city governments, employes of non •- profit organisations like churches, the Red Cross and so on. The 11.000,000 would not Include such p'eople as farmers and farm workers, members of religious orders, and professional men like self- employed doctors, lawyers engineers and so on.) ». A "covered" person now has deducted one per .cent of his pay up .to.the.first $3.000 of it every year, and h!» •mployw payi i tax of on* per cent on th« salary of each of ils covered employes up to the first «,ooo. •'.''' CThs House bill would apply the tax lo the first «,«00 of pay and ncrease the tax deduction from one per cent to one and one-half per cent right away; two per cent in 1950; 2 1]2 per cent in 1980; three per cent in 1965 and 3 1|4 per cent in 1970. . • 4. The federal government now slates In paying money to aged persons In need. (The House bill would Increase Ihls help.) 5. The federal government now helps states in paying money to blind people who need, such help. (The House bill would Increase this help.) : Disability Clause Included «. The federal government -now helps states in making payments to relatives, of children where one parent Is dead and the children need help. (The House would increase thi.s help.) 7. The federal government ; now helps states v/lth money In trying to protect children in danger of becoming delinquents. (The House bill would Increase this government help.) 8 The House bill would add something new to the social security program: provide federal help for people who become permanently and totally disabled. Per example: A "covered" worker, if he became permanently and to-, lally disabled before reaching 05, would receive the same pension he woxrtil have received if he were OS and getting the old age pension. There are other parts of the social security program—like unemployment pay, federal help for crippled children — which the House bill would not change. Chronic Diseases Exacting Heavier Death Toll as Life Span Lengthens NEW YORK — AbOUl $138,000,000'. was paid out last year in death claims for chronic diseases of the heart, arteries, and kidneys, by Lhe Metropolitan Life Disurauce Company, the company's statisticians report. This 'is approximately 52 per cent or the $205,000,000 total of all death claim dijhursmcnts by the company in 1948. Ten years ago these causes of death were responsible for only 42 per cent of the total amount paid out. Next high'in amount paid by. ijie Metropolitan last year were on cancer death claims, which came to $4'j,-!(iO,000, or about 16 per cent of the total, as compared with somewhat, more than 13 per cent in 1933. Counterbalancing a sharp rise In the proportion of the death claims paid on account of the diseases common to middle and later life was H marked decrease In the proportion (or deaths from the acute diseases. More and more |>eople, the statisticians note, are surviving to the- higher ages at which the chronic diseases .are most prevalent. "In spile of the fact' that our total.of death claim payments .has increased by nearly 00 ucr cent in the past 10 years, due to more Insurance In force and more per- AT A NEW LOW PRICE $• |95 EASY TERMS LOADED WITH FEATURES Automatic Defrosting Roliator Coldmaker Meat-Storage Coldpack Wild Side Freezer-27-lb, capacity Fold-Away Shelf Case-Plus Bottle Storags 14 Sq. Ft. of Shelf Area 4 Easy-Out Ice Trays Sliding Hydrovoir 5-Year Protection Plan MODEL SR-849 .* EXCLUSIVE SELF-D-FROSTER SYSTEM PUTS AN END TO MANUAL DEFROSTING O Refrigerator automatically turns itself off—then, afW the de- f frost period, automatically turns itself on again! 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Somewhat more than one dollar out of every ten paid last year was on deaths form external causes —accidents, suicides, and homicides Motor vehicle fatalities 'were res- ponslbllc for more lhan two-fifths of the sum paid out for accidents. With the Courts Chancery: Bess Alene Wilson Atlerbury vs. James Atlerbury, suit for divorce. Starvue Theater Plans Opening Friday Night Formal opening of the Starvue, drive-In theater on South Highway 61, Is scheduled for Friday night, it was disclosed today by W. L. Moxley, owner «nd operator. The theater Is reported to have the largest screen In Arkansas and the parking area will accommodate 400 cars. Mr. Moxlcy said that the equip ment is the same as used in Radio City Music Hall Theater In New York City, and the largest neon sign In the territory will point it out to the customers. Special features of the theater will Include a playground for children, concessions stand, call system for patrons, adjustable volume speakers. 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