The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 1, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 1, 1950
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TWO Bt.YTHEVTU.E (AKK.) COURrER NEW! FRIDAY, DEC Missouri Eyes Expanded Social Security Coverage VM CITY, Dec. I. </F»— A pl»n lo extend Sfld«I Security coverage to Missouri state »nd local government employes Is developing u one of the big projects of the 19M legislature. It came to light officially yesterday through an opinion from Attorney General J. E. Taylor to Gov. Forrest Smith. He told the governor there is nothing In the 1945 constitution to b«r state participation In the Social Security program. The opinion by Assistant Attorney General George W. Crowley also set out In detull what kind of »n enabling act the legislature would have to pass. Governor Smith Is out of the /state but hi^ staff said he has been studying the problem for some time. E. L. Pies, state comptroller, said he is certain legislation lo give state and local government employes Social Security coverage will be Introduced. He said the plan has wide support ^ among legislators. Some even based their campaigns on It. Congress broadened the basic Social Security laws last summer to permit states to come under the system by making voluntary ngrce- menls with the federal government. PigB snld all the figures are yet available, hut he noted Hint the state has a total of about 15.300 employes. That does not include employes of the university and other slate schools. Many of them are already covered by the state teachers' retirement plan find wn'ilcl not be entitled to other Social Security benefits. The way Plgg figures, the state pays about $1,100.000 a month in salaries from general revenue. Under social security the state would contribute I'.i per cent on this matched by a 1'i per cent tax on each employe's salary. At that rate, the state's monthly sharo from general revenue (tax money) would nmout to something over $16,500. Missouri Home Defense Project Said to Be Hurt by Complacency JEFFERSON CITY. Dec. I. Ml— Ttie state director of civil defense complained yesterday complacency Is holding up Missouri's home defense program. Ralph, Hammond of Jefferson City, the director, said it looks to him as though It would take an atom bomb to stir up the people to their own defense. And by that time it would be too late. He said he didn't believe there 'Is a city in the country that is ready now to swing into action In ease of an atomic attack. In Missouri, he explained at a special news conference, .only 50 cities 'of more than 2.000 population have reported taking the first *tep In setting up a defense organis- ation. The other 175 or so haven't done a thing. "If we have an atom bomb attack now." he said, "we'd be in a heil of * fix." He-said It would take from year to 18 ^onths to set up the home defense: front and that only II the cities get to work right away He'said he had written three letters to some cities and two to others, urging the mayors to take action by naming a defense director and A council. "But I guess they're sitting back waiting for someining to stir their up," he said. Aluminum Ore Company to Up Production MOBILE, Ala.. Dec. l. </P)—The big aluminum ore company plant here prcpurert yesterday lo step up its production to "full maximum" level. The announcement followed disclosure in Washington that the government hfid reached a new agreement with the Aluminmn Co. ol America to increase the company's output by 120,000 tops a year. Duncan.Smith, superintendent of the Mobile plant, an Alcoa subsidiary, sold extensive "renewal and remodeling" of eqviipment hnd been Wage Controls Are Considered Matter Studied At Top Level, Maybank Says WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. Wl — Senr.tnr Ma.vbank tn-SC) yesterday quoted a hiRli administration nfll- lal as saying "active consideration" s UcitiK piven to Invoking wage anrt >rlce control*. "I have been advised that t*ie mntier is bring studied at the lop evd." said chairman of he Senate Banking committee. M3yUank told^reporters the pos- Iblllty o( Imposing wage-price con- rols was discussed ._by ndminlstra- ion Icflrrs yesterday, n[ n closed meeting c,' '.he banlilng group. He said the statement that use o( controls was getting "active consideration" was made by a key off! cial whose name he was not^at lib erty to disclose. Present at the meeting, among others, was W. Stuart Symington whr> as chairman of the Nations Security Resources Board is the nation's top economic Mnybnnk talked to reporters shortly after President Truman told his news conference, tn reply to questions, that all-out mobilization on the home front is under constant study. Such mobillxation would include wage-price 'controls. The Rcneral feeling has Ixen that \vage-price curbs probably could not be imposed until organization of agencies which would handle the Job has been completed. The President has set urt a wagr board but. so far a price administrator has not been appointed. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dj Young Scrooge IHAJ to hove the time of his life at Old Fezxi- wig's Chriitmai parties. No orw was jollier than Scrooge, nont danced more with Feniwig'j six pretty daughters. High (Mint of the e»en Coverlev" and Mr. And «»er vros there such musk — to com* (torn Feniwig't we! tiddler! Net Pro to Pray, Fast Till Name Is Cleared IJOS ANGELES. Dec. 1. (/ intend lo fast and pray until my name Is cleared,"' said Leslie Jahn, 41, as he was ordered to San. Queu- ,, 4.i tin Prison for incest Involving his 15-year-old daughter. The lennis professional appeared in court hJre vesterday on an appeal for modification of his one to 50-year sentence. He was convicted Oct. 2S, 1949, of immoral relationship with Laura Lou Jahn, rank- Ing amateur tennis player. authorized. The purpose, he said, Is to bring the productive capacity up to a wartime peak. The plant now employs TOO workers on a 24-hour a day, seven day a week basis. 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