The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 6, 1949 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 6, 1949
Page 10
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FACE TEW BLYTrTFATLLE (ATm.V COURIER THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1949 >erson In the poorest stales to il,25 or less In Ihc richest ones. Every state would get something. The needy blind — The federal rovernnienl and the stales—except Missouri, Pennsylvania ami Nevada which have their ovrn program— chip In to help needy blind people. About 70,000 needy blind people are receiving this help. The combined average poyment to them Is $46, ranging from a low of $22.10 in Kentucky to a high of $82.50 In California. rhe : federal contribution in this program Is about 45 per cenlr-or (I6.500,000 a year—with the states adn local governments putting up the otfier 55 per cent. Under the bill federal help would i Bmn be. Increased about $1,900.000 This would be under the same plan— THt NATIOH TODAY— Mouse-Approved Security Plan ^o Give Protection for Many Have No Coverage How & ft (Editor's Note- This Is tiie smmd of .two stories explaining In ,| somt detail the piesent social security program and how it would Sbe changed under the bill the House passed yesterday.) ft£ By James Marlow $ WASHINGTON, OcU 6. Wj—The bill to change the social security program, just passed by the House and due for Senate action next year, .would give'help to a whole new group of people who can't get It under if, the present law. » • £ They are: & 1. Those who are covered by the }«w but become totally and per- Jhanently disabled before reaching •5 when they would have been Vh'Kible for an old age pension. S Under the bill, if-It became law. they'd receive a pension at that time they became totally and perm- .»nently disabled, equal to the pen- fion they'd have received if they .reached 65. This would cost the government about $700.000,000 a year *; 2. Those who ate not covered by i_he law, and therefore not entitled 'to a pension at any age. but who ire now or become totally and permanently disabled. K The government would give mon- ]Sy to help them too. This No 2 glan. is called assistance and would cost the government about $65.000.{too a year. But the government fielo would go only to those states jfhlch set up a nroeram and helped Snatch federal funds. £ Congressional staff experts figure there are 2.000,000 disabled people In. this country now and that about Jbfl.OOO of .them could qualify at •nee for federal assistance.. ^ (The totally a n d permanently disabled in No. 1, who didn't get enough money and arc In need, 8>uld get additional assistance 4er No. 2.) a£Here's:» further explanation of what the present law does and jiow the bill, if it became law, would make changes: Hold Age Assistance — Every •tate has a program for making ei^h payments to people over 65 w'ho live at home and are in need. *J (This is not to be confused with tfie old age insurance program Which is-.the government's pension p£an for workers who retire at 65 fttti paying a tax regularly Into the social security fund.) & AT«T»K* Xow is $44 Bunder the present law the: government gives states and local governments money to add to the jjjonpy which they give needy old people The government how is •noting about 55 per cent of the Hll at *. cost of about $800,000,000 M year If the bill became law, tee cost to the government would B& up about another $75,000,000. : l^Now the average payment to the needy aged across the country— tftis - includes combined federal- *&t payments—is $41, ranging froi »; low of »18 80 In Mississippi to f ' high of $70 68 in California. The bill would increase the government's help to the states, rang- &g . from A top of $5 'more per pendent children average »72.13, with about three children per family. The range of payments is from $2633 ill Mississippi to a high of »135 in the stale of Washington. The government contribution to this program Is about 42 per cent r around $200.000,000 a year— with the slate; and local governments putting up the remaining 58 per cent. It the bill became law, the cost to the government would go up aiiolher $106,000,000. Child Welfare Service — Every state has a program for child care, such as protecting those In danger of becoming delinquents. The government contributes $3,500,000 to this. The bill would double this, making the total cost to the government $7,000,000- The present programs outlined here cost the government around $1.020,000,000. The changes proposed under the bill—including the new program lor the disabled—would bring the total cost to the government to $1,968,900,000. The House has passed the bill but the Senate probably won't act tiniil next year, if then, so there'll be ho changes before 1950. Woman Trying to Get Land from "The Lord" EVENING SHADE, Ark., Oct. 6. (APJ—An Iowa woman lias filed \ suit at Hardy. Ark., seeking to recover 160 acres of land once deeded "to the Lord." She Is Mrs. C. H. Powell of Jef- ferjson, la., whose husband, Clarence, attracted wide attention In February, 1926, by filing a document deeding the land In northern Sharp County to "the Lord Jesits Christ." However, when taxes on the land were not paid ,it was sold by the stale and since acquired by Levi Smith ol Hardy. Mrs. Powell filed suit in chancery court against Smith, charging that her husband WHS not capable of mnaging his af- firs when he deeded the property to the I/)rd. Mrs. Powell said her husband has been an Inmate of the Iowa State Hospital at Cherokee, la,, since 1926. the year he filed the unusual deed. Lem E, Bradford, manager of the Jonesboro field office for the.Social Security Board, was in Blythevllle today and called attention to a misstatement in yesterday's Washington news story commenting on pro- 1 pssed changes in the federal pro- a top of $5 and then down—as explained for the old age assistance program. Ami for Di'ticndanl Children Aid to Dependant Children — All states, except Nevada, have plans In which ttie states and federal government give money for helping dependant children. They're children who—with one or both parents dead, or disabled, or separated—are living with one parent The combined government-state payments to families for such de- The error pertained to benefits to widows of workers covered under the present security program. It said that the widow would receive certain lump sum benefits in addition to monthly benefits to her and her children under 18. 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