The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 18, 1950
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THURSDAY, MAT is, 1950' (ARK.) OOURTEH Congress Certain To Vote Changes in Social Security Act By JAMKS .MARI.OW WASHINGTON, May, 18.'t/D-Thls year Congress «ems su« to change Hie Social Security Act which was pa.wd in IMS. : The proposals Congress is con-* ,^_ ; : '- sidering would broaden the present act In many ways. For example: Increase the size of old-nee installs. Now tlie minimum pen- to a covered worker who retires at fi5 is $10 a month. But the 'average pension being paid Is $25. The. most any retired worker can draw now Is around S4S a month. 2. Allow more people lo be covered by the net's benefit-;. Many millions of workers won't get those benefits because they're in non- covered Jobs. In fact, only about 3S.OOO.OOO of this country's 60,000.000 workers arc in "covered" jobs .at any one time. Senate Still lo Act Only about 2.900,000 people—this includes retired workers and their wives and the widows and children of covered workers who died before reaching 65—are how drawing the government, pay. At this moment, no one can say exactly what, changes will be made in the present law except that pensions will be increased and more people will be covered. This is why no precise prediction can be marie! Late In IQ49 the House passed bill to change the present law. The at 65 can gel—present law, about 545 3 month; House bill, *64; Senate bill. 172. Since a retired, covered worker's wife gets a peasion half th»t of husband's when she reaches «5, the most a couple can get U: present law—67.50 a month; House bill, $96; Senate bill. HOS. These ne»' maximum* provided by the House and Senate bills apply lo a worker now retired in future years would be higher, perhaps double the present maximum. Workers totally and permanently disabled; Under present law there's no government pension for a worker who becomes totally and permanently disabled. The Senate bill would keep it that way. leaving the present law unchanged. But the House bill would give such a worker » pension. Would Cover More Job* Workers in covered lobs: Under present law workers in these jobs are not covered by o!d- iise pensions: self-employed, farm workers, domestic servants, em- ployes of the federal and state Portageville News Bf Mr*. Raymond Toomb* . !*••* m full Senate hasn't yet tackled the subject. But after months of work, the Senate's Finance Committee finished preparing a bill for the full Senate lo act on. The Senate is expected to its committee's bill pretty much ns is. But since the bills passed by both jfcXlses will wind up beine riifler- ^Zv both Houses—by agreeing to changes in their respective* bills— will have to agree on a single, compromise bill. Here arc some comparisons on a few of the main points In the law as it stands and as it would be changed bv the House and Senate bills:" Pension Rale Would f.n Up Old-age .pension: Minimum for a worker retiring at 65 — present law. S10 a month; H-IJEE bill. {25: Senate bill. S20. The maximum a worker retiring governments, railroad workers and .employes of non-profit organUa- I tions. such as charitable, religious, educational institutions. Under the House bill about 11.- OOO.onn of these non-covered workers would come finder coverage. The Senate bill would open the door to 10.000,000. Social Security tax: The Social Security benefit-; under present Inw are" paid for by a tax of three per cent on the first $3.000 of a covered worker'* salary. Of that, the worker must pay one and one half per cent, the employer one and one half per cent. Under the House bill, the tax rate would go up. starting with two per cent each on the employe .and employer Uotal of four per cent) in 1951 and racking a peak of three and one-fourth per cent on each itotal. six and one-half per centl in 1970. This increased tax. Bultci Kn(«n A ttray .n calibre bullet entered the home at Mrs. T. A. Lee Friday around noon. It passed through > bedroom window directly over her wwlng machine where »h« h»d been «t»ndlng only & few minutes previously^ Mrs. Le« waa unhurt. Officer* searched the mre« for persons carrying firearms but found none. PTA Meet* Portagevllle's PTA met Wednes'.v in the gymnasium Friti Starmer In churge. Mrs. Bailey Rutledge and Superintendent L. O. Wilson were on the program. Mr. Wilson reported on the hot lunch, room program. Mrs. Ellin Kimea 1 room won »t- tendance prize. Serial Note* Mrs. Bernard DeLisli> was hostess to members of the Merry Matrons club Friday when honors went to Mrs. Margaret Casey. Mrs. Nell Smalley. Mrs. I,eo Klllian »nd Mrs. Ben Sepal. .. Mr. and Mrs. Levellj Lesieur entertained with a dinner Mother's Dav in honor of Mrs. Mary Phillips. Members of the Business Women's Circle or the Baptist Church enl=ilnln»d Thursday at the church with a lea in honor of their mothers. Members of the el?hth grade class of the Parochial School, accompanied bv the Rev. S. P. Stock- InR Mrs. Moddy Richardson and Joe Carter made a trip lo Memphis Mondsv. . Sunday will be "Pull Attendance dav at the Baotlst Church. The Wednesday bridfre club was entertained last week with a luncheon in the home of Mrs. Edith Lar- sent.. Honors went to Mrs T A Lee. Sr.. Mrs. drover Meatte and Mrs. .Mnrftaret DeLIsle. Mrs. Dacus entertained last Friday with a party honoring her daughter, Alecia Ann. on her 10th birthday. Carolyn DTCUS and Anna Beth Crockett assisted. starting In 1951. would be on the first t3.60fl or -salary instead of (he present 13,000.. Under thf senate bill the present rirst-$3.000-of-salary would lie kept as the amount of salary could I be taxed. The. rate of ti x would ' go up. starting with two per cent each on the employe and employer Itotal. four per cent) in 1S56 and reaching a peak of three and one- fourth per cent on each (total, six and one-half per cenl.K U.S. Embassy Worker Held For Espionage SEOUL. May 1R. (/!';--A Korean translator employed In the u. S. embassy here has been arrested on a charge of espionage. Police Chief Kim Tal Sun said the translator Is Kirn Woo Sik, 23. He had ben employed in the embassy since 1941 as a clerk In the consulate and since the winter of last year as reporter and Interpreter for the political section of the em I) assy. The chief said the translator told him'!il.s life had beer, threatened by Communist North Koreans unless he obtained information tor them. The chief said Kim had supplied data for about 10 months but had • never informed police. A spokesman for the embassy said no statement would be issued until the affair had ben investigated A minor official said. Kim had al- sembly and served as translators nt tcnde dopen sessions of the as- open meetings of assembly members and u. S. officials, "All the infori atlon he obtained for us was available to anyone," this .jflicial said. The arrest of Kim followed apprehension of another Korean several dnys ago. The police chief said the first Korean confessed and Implicated Kim and a third person not yet arrested. Hot Springs Man Heads State AFL FORT SMITH, Ark.. May 11. W) — Charles W. Monery of 'Hot Springs will head the Arkanws Federation of Labor (APT,) for another year. He was re-elected president here yesterday u llie federation closed its annual convention. Next year the labor organlxnUon will meet in TexarJcaim. lister Newland, Little Rock city electrician, was elected vice president, and S. V. Zinn. North Utlle Dock, was re-elected secretary- treasurer. The federation named an execu- livc board, which Include* J. D. MePherson. Pine muff; Wayne Glenn. Camrien, and H. O. Bryan. Joncsboro. $1,000,000 Dope Ring Smashed QALVESTON. Tex.. May 18. <H-,~ Federal and local officers claim to have broken up a -SI,000,000 dope ring which bought hereoin from New York racketeers with marihuana smuggled from Mexico. About 50 suspects were arrested yesterday in a day-long series of raids on taverns and rooming houses in this gulf coast area. Preliminary hearings on federal ! narcotic charges were held for 12 j defendants late yesterday. Including ! three men which officers pointed i out as ringleaders. Hearings for three others are scheduled today. : Atom Building Blueprints Disappear But Are Found Untouched 2 Hours Later N'KW YORK. May IS. i/l'j—Some of America's atom blue-print.-! were missing for two hours yesterday but authorities blamed joyriders and not atomic spies. Raymond Cabre, W, of pAlchogue, N. Y., driver of a gov .-111110111 car. went into a Brooklyn restaurant for lunch. In the auto were ten ion-secret Atomic Energy Comuiis ion blueprints dealing with con- •tniction work al Hrookhaven National laboratories at Upton. lstt\f> Island, N. Y. Cable left the keys In the car. Afler lunch lie discovered the car was gone, police radio c?,rs sped to all bridges, ferry slips and main highways lending out of Brooklyn. Two hours later, police found the car abandoned near Coney Island, The papers wete inLict. Police snid the object of the theft appeared to be ••joyriding,'- 1 '/"or men and /^A v ^\ /J) \ \r ^C young men!\°d '^ l ' AP & L to Sell Bonds WASHINGTON. May 1R. Itn — Arkansas Power and Light Company, Little Rock, Ark., has requested Securities nnd Exchnngc Commission permission to sell $6.000.000 of 30-year first moilgn liontls and IM.OflO shares of *100 T'*r preferred slock. Here's thf smart way to jtretch your rtio dollar! 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