The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 11, 1949 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 11, 1949
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FACT TWO KLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER II, 1949 THt NATION TODAY— Broader Pension Plan Looms Fcjr Railroaders Who Fare Better than SSB Beneficiaries rj , By Harold W. W»r* t - «' ' _> (tor Jjrne* M»rlow) .WASHINGTON, Oct: IV. I/Pi— Possible «*pahslon of the federal goT- ernment'* tool*) security sjslem may mean ne» agitation bj approximately 1,800,000 railroad workers to boost their old age pension, too '' Thi railroaders hay had * more llberil though costlier—program nine* Amiut W, 1937, v.hcn Congress enacted a special railroad letlie- ment act. They ha\e been talking lately about bettering It. Th« demand 'U'not Immediate.^ ho»ever, like the Jousting of Philip Murray, ; John L, Lewis, and Walter Reuther for new, or, bigger pensions from the steel, coal and auto Industries. The House, by a vote oJ 333 14 decided:. last- week to bring another 11,000,000 workers under the federal; system and to hike the payments for an elderly couple from around 185 to $126 a month All benefit* vould be uppcd 10 or 80 p«r cept, according to "ouse estimates The Senate Is expected to act oh' ttie measure after nexl January. 'Jitter (he rallro-id act, the worker • .who hat earned S3 00 , a month for 30 years can retire at i«« W wltri J144 a monlb. That's t«pi for 'V Blnjele peraori. If he is married and ( ha» dependent's, the am«unt would be eren greater The* L old age : pensions* from the rai'lrud 'fund actually ar«- 'aver •(Tine about 184 a^month. That compares with approximately $26 a month' on the "average for those retiring under the federal s j stem (The proposed new act '.would increase the average to about ««) ' There 1 are many reasons for the wide - difference between the federal and^ the railroad benefits Principally, it Is because the rail road system blanketed In all the prior service of emplojes before August 29, 1937 Without contribut ing any mor toward those extra benefits, the railroader gets credit for the years he spent In the service of any rail carrier before that date The federal svstem which now covers 1 'about 35000000 employes outside the railroads and other ex- eluded occupations began' 7/lth the •octal security act of August 14, 1935 ''Old age pension credit began January, 1936 Just u the benefits are higher, the 'payroll tax is higher on the railroads Instead of th« one per cent payroll tax paid by workers •nd employers to the federal old M*< insurance system, the railroad worker p»ya six per cent of the first 1300 a month of his salary or wife The railroad employer pajs an Kjiul amount Besides the old age payments, the railroad >ystem rovldes Income In cue of disability The House-ap- proYed legislation would Incorporate •onw of those features In the fed- man. PUD ActniriallT Sound trader the rail plan, the 'worker maf _retire at ~1 with full benefit*- Or 'he may continue to work, If he wants, but he must pass phy- ulcal' teats depending on the t>ne of .work 1 , he does. If he wants to Final Toll in Rail Crash Is 5 Dead Salvage Crews Work To Clear Wreckage Of Passenger Train MB ADE, Xas., Oct. 11; .Wj—Salvage crews toiled through the night to clear, the wreckage of the Rock Island streamliner Imperial In which five'persons'were killed yesterday In a freak, 1 pre-dawn accident. The railroad • company hoped"'to run trains by noon todav starting with the Southwest txprcw It r,;s beetVusiiig a 1 Santa Fe detour from Amarlllo^'Tex,,-to W .ilngton, Kas. The crack.Imperial, cruising east towards /Chicago oyer the rnln- logged 'Kansas prairies, faltered at a Vashout four miles east of here. The front power unit got across the cavity below the rails; Four cars behind dropped In, two ovcrtui'ning. Pour more :Cars-left the rails and retire at 60, he may do that, but at .reduced pension. The ' principal advocates of the railroad .system .say It is different from the federal plin also In that It is "actilarially sound ' The} mean thai'as trie worker's interest In the fund Increases the") credit with which ..tor pay. his pension also Increases. ,_ Some critics s-\y the go\eiiimcnt merely places an I.p.U. in the railroad : retirement' t'r'ust''fund, and uses the money as it needs It In a way, that's correct, the experts say,- but .th'e:"I.O.U.'s the government leaves in the till are special- issue ';U.S.--treasury bonds, paying three per cent Interest A good question Is Why have two funds? Why not merge the railroad fund into the general federal: system? First, the railroad pension system isi the outgrowth of employer- financed plans, some of which date back over almost a century Second, when the railroad ij«- tem .was'-adopted, there were thousands of workers almost, Immediately eligible for pensions, without any contribution to the fund The percentage of those with long senlce prior to the start of federal soclil security, still is high. They would loseinll toward a bigger pension if they were swallowed up In the federal s: rtein. BISHOP DANA DAWSON BISHOP CLARE PURCELL BISHOTS TO SPEAK AT RALLY—Bishop Paul E, Martin of Little Rock, presiding officer for the Arkansas-Louisiana arei'of ihe Met.iodlsi Church, has announced that Bishops Da»» Dawson of the Kansas-Ne- biaska area, and clare Purcell of the Birmingham »re», will speak In Little Rock next Monday. The Little Rock meeting will be«> In the form of: a state-wide rally ' for -Methodists for all: Arkansas to;launch R new, phase of 'church activity. Thj Rev. Hoy 1. Bagley, Pastor 'of the First Methodist Church in Blythevlilc,, said that plans arc being made to send a special bus to take young people from tiie county to the meetinj. A Youth Banquet is scheduled for Monday night. .Several older' members of the chuich also plan to attend, he said. > Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III., Oct. 11. MV— (USDA) — Hogs 11,500; nclive, steady to 25 higher, than Monday's average; bulk good and choice 200-250. Ibs 18.75; top 19.00 for about 100 head; few later 18.50; odd lots 260-300 Ibs'17.75-18.75; most 180-100 Ibs 18.25-50; 140-170' Ibs 16.50-18.50; 100-130 ib pigs 115016.50; good sows 400 Ibs down 16.5017.75; one load-18.00; heavier sows 15.00-16.25; stags 11.50-14.00. r Cattle 5.500: calves 2,200; , fairly active Inquiry for all classes of ent- ile and opening trade generally, strong; few loads and lots medium nnd good steers 23.00-20.00; good heifers and mi.xed yearlings 24.0027.00; cutler and common 15.0017.50; good cows 15.50-16.00: common and medium cows 14.00-15.25; camiers and cutters 10.50-14.00. McMath Plans Address' '" WASHINGTON, Oct. 11. (/P)— Oov. Sid McMath of Arkansas will deliver the keynote address at the' convention of the Young Democratic Clubs of America at Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 17. His . selection was' announced here yesterday by YDCA President Roy O. Baker. four stayed on tlie track. Prom the air,'the-train formed a letter "P." The dead were Mrs Claience Moon, 57, Liberal, Kas Mrs B G Frazler.-about 60, Decalur, I1L;. Joe Robinson, 62, Negro chef oil-trie' Imperial, of Los Angeles; Junior Mitchell, .Tucumcnrl, N. M,, and Joe Wade, a Negro of .Los Angeles. Crystal Lee Button, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dutton ol Port Huron, . Mich., was 'missing. Thirty nine persons were treated for Injuries in hospitals but only 26 were detained overnight. 1400,000 Students Enroll for Driving Safety Instruction WASHINGTON _ The National Automobile Dealers Association said today that 4,635 high schools throughout the country have so far llils- school year enrolled more than 400.000 students In safe-driving classes/ Instruction include both classroom work and actual behind- the-wheel driver training. . "It is anticipated that, as the school year advances,; additional thousnds of teen-age students will >in the elates", the bulletin de- ares. It adds: ' "It is important that silch a large jgment of the' 2,000,000 young peo- te who annually become eligible or a driver's license have detnon- ,rated a serious desire to Improve icir driving habits.-Traffic records low that high school students who ave completed - these driving our^es a're Involved In billy about ne-half as many accidents as the ntrained students. "Considerable credit for the suc- ess of this, educational' project is lie to members of the National Au- ornobile Dealers 'Association whb aye made, available to high schools he free use of millions of-dollars orth of cars emplojed In driver raining. "The Inter - Industiy* HighwaV lately Commlttee'-arid the\Na.tloniI Idliction A.sscciatipn' ure coroperat- :ig in the movement, the latter ha'v- ig prepared most 'of the classroom latertal." IN LONG-LIFE, LOW-COST TRANSPORTATION Month after month »nd mile after mil*, CMC'* "100-450" " r ' el1 CP T° V " th *y » r « th « l «P truck, in th« light and medium duty held . . . prore it thoroughly as each individual unit deliver* the good* at low co«t per mile over a long-life «pan. Powered by big, efficient engines erf the same basic deoign at the tamed Army Workhorse" model* ... underscored by •trong, aturdy chassis . . . highlighted by wide, roomy cab* and a smoothly streamlined appearance . . . these product, of the world s largest exclusive manufacturer of commercial vehicles are truly tops." There IK a "100-450" «rie«GMC ideally suited to your particular job. Come in and let u» show you, point by point, why a CMC la be*t for you. . ' LEE MOTOR SALES Co. Inc 309 E. Mair. — Phoh« 2056 Rice Is the principal food for ne-third of the vrorld. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Gals Want All Rights of Men, But Also Privileges of Women NEW YORK—(/P^Thls haYbeen* called the century of the common, nun It could be termed with more' truth • the century of the common woman/except that you'd better be imillnf with all 32 teeth, pardner, when you say that. Tor no lady, no matter how shrilly she presses her campaign for eq\'.i right*, •ants that word common applied to her sex—and to her that seems only like commonsense. Perhaps we could better call Ihls "the century of the Miss and the Mrs. Instead of the Mr." The latest victory of the powder- puff battalions Is the decision of the Harvard Law School to admit women to its classes. For 132 yean only men boned up on Blackstone In this sanciuary by the Charlea. Its breaching now by femal bluestockings comes as a sour surprise, indeed, to m»ny oldtlmert. _ "Aren't there already enough women laying down the law lo men?" they cry. The truth Is the average man today Is Just a dazed victim of the feminine equal rights campaign. He Is' living in a shakedown period In a new war between the sexes. For many -vomen 'scream for more rlghU with one - >reath, and clamor for their ancient privileges with the next They insist they no longer have to ride a horse or a barstool sidesaddle, but they eye-dagger a forgetful male In an elevator because he won't drop his. packages and take off his hat in their honor. In the saloons they call for the television program they want, but it's the gent with them w' - picks /up the tab when the Martinis are-all In. ; / -. ;,.: . • Man must still fetch and ; carry .for them us of old. They ^'Pl .knock out his vote at the polls, compete with him' for his job. Yet let him object if a lady shoves him away from his stiaphanglng hold in a crowded subway and she hollers, "Help! Help! A wolf!!" Of course, they all aren't like this. Some gals still only want to, boss In;the house. Others just demand an equal chance at the office..But niany, many modern females play both ends against the middle. They want to act like .men and be treated like women. . Naturally, the ordinary man thinks this is a little unfair of the fairer sex. He'd like .either . to, deal with a lady as a lady, or have the present code of ethics and etiquette modified to allow him to belt a presumptuous femal with a baseball bat If she gets out of line. Right now hcV confused. Should r he take off his .hat before or al'.jr:hitting her? ^ In.any case, the dpublr-gijibbing female is bulldiii; up a vast re'senC merit In the breast of, the male, who' regards her as a strange kind' .of hybrid—something like '» mule. • x ;< " <; - : -'• "Women in business brag" they don't take advantage of their sex," said one executive I know. "That's true. They take advantage of our ~ \ CANDIDATE-Mrs Helen Gahagan Douglas, Democratic representative of the Fourteenth (Loi Angeles) District in-Congress, will run next fall'for th« Senate seat held by'Sen. Sheridan Downey. Democrat Mri. Doug I Si is a former actreti and wife of film actor Melvin Douglas. And a 'veteran bartender 'added this observation: "Women don't want equal rights —they just want all rights. There are a number of strictly men's bars .that do well in this town. But no bar that admitted only women-h ever been a success. YA.'i tell why—I know." Women sav tH., „ stljl a man , s world. But where? "The only mans uoild left Is in homes with two bathrooms." said a cynic. "And e\en thr the man finds his world is hung with lady laundry." IN THE PROBATE DIVISION OF THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CIIICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ! ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OP THE ESTATK OF MARTHA ELLEN .WILLIAMS, A MINOR MRS. CORRINNE WILLIAMS. GUARDIAN NOTICE OF SALE OF MINOR'S INTEREST IN REAL ESTATE FOR REINVESTMENT Notice. Is hereby given that the undersigned, as guardian of the estate of Martha Ellen 'Williams, a minor, will, between the hours of ten o'clock In the forenoon and three o'clock in the afternoon, on the 25th _day of ^October, 1949 at the front So»<rfUe'rflpurtihouse In Uissla- lie auction to the highest bidder for cash, all of the right, title and interest of the said Martha Ellen Williams, a ininor. in and to the following described, real estate, to-wit Lot"3, Block 5 of the Marsh Addition to (he City of Blytheville, Good for a LANE HOPE CHEST At NO Cost To You! line —the only Pressure-Tested Aroma-Tight Odar Ch«t in the World with Moth Protection Guarantee. LASE FULL REFIJXD GUARANTY BOND aOO» OMIT ON A LANI CIDAI HOFI CHI$7 How to Get Your LANE at No Cost! When you buy your home outfit at our store, we guarantee to refund the entire purchase price of your [..ane Cedar Hope Chest 1 COME IN TODAY CHOOSE ANY LANE CHEST YOU WANT SEE OUR LANE SPECIAL WINDOW CHAS. S. LEMONS Furniture Arkansas. ' The said Marth. JQl*n William* ting the o»ner of » ho«ne»t«*d Infest and a remainder Interest In id to said real estate. Said sale Is ade for the purpose of reinvest- ent of the. proceeds coming from lid fate. Dated this the 1st day of October, Con inn e Williams, Guardian of the estate of Martha Ellen Williams, a minor. 10,3-10-17 S49 NOTICE; « Notice i* heieby given thai Bly- hevllle School District No. 5, act- ng through Us Board of Directors, has filed a petition with the Coun- ty Board of Education of Ifksi*. slppi County, Arkansas, requesting an Increase in the number of ichooi directors In said District from «ix to eight. Said petition allege* that the District has been recently greatly Increased in size »nd population, and that it will be to the beat interests of the District to har« the membership, increased so that newly added areas can be represented on the Board. •• ' ... A hearing will be conducted upon said petition at the next meeting of the County Board of Education to be held at the Court _ Home In Blytheville,' Arkansas, at 2:30' p.m. on the 18 day of October, 1949. JOHN MA YES, County Supervisor PORTABLE KEROSENE HEATER Provides fireside Warmth for Shivery Rooms B r r.r r! Turn on. the Aladdin Blue Flame and banish chilly room discomfort and danger of catching colds Its (.lean, blue-flame •wraps you in a robe of radiant warmth ' Use it in bedrooms, baths, nursery, guage, or shop —wherever extra heat feels good. Wherever extra heat pro- ttcts against colds ' and chills. Come in —we'll demonstrate. 500 BTUs ftr hour. Furntturt dettgtteJ —looks gooJ. E*sy~ .ta-sf* fuel g*ugt. 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