The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 24, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 24, 1954
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 3i, 1394 BtYHIEYlLLB fARK.r OOTOffiR PAGE SEVEN Signing of Social Security Bill by Ike Will Mean Automatic Increases WASHINGTON (AP) — Social security administration officials said today some 6 1/2 million beneficiaries automatically will get increases in their September checks after President Eisenhower signs the bill to expand ihe program. September checks will be delivered about Oct. 4. Each retired worker covered by the program will get a boost of at least $5 a month. Those getting the present maximum of $85 monthl will get S98.50. Those getting the $25 minimum will get $30. The increases will average about "The same minimum increase of at least $5 monthly will apply to each family unit, which must consist of more than one person under social security regulations. A widow and one child now getting $37.60 a month will get 345, those getting' $127.60 will get $147.80. The minimum for a lone survivor will be increased to $30 from $18.80, but where the present benefit is $30 monthly it will be increased only to $33.80. Where it now is $63.80 it will become $73.90. Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton Oct Dec Men May 3402 3430 3453 3470 3410 3440 3470 3490 3402 3428 3452 3470 New Orleans Cotton Oct ....... 3399 3410 3399 Dec ....... 3430 3440 3430 Mch ....... 3455 3469 3455 May ....... 3472 3490 3472 3408 3439 3465 3486 3410 3439 3467 3487 Chicago Soybeans Sept Nov Jan Mch 303 266 270 272 305 269% 272% 275% Chicago Wheat Sept ... 210 214y 8 Dec ... 214& 218% 298% 266 266% 272 210 213% Chicago Corn Sept ... 163% 163% Dec ... 153 15334 162% 152% 298% 268 271 2731/2 214 163 y, 153% A T and T ................ 173 7-8 Amer Tobacco ............ 58 1-4 Anaconda Copper ......... 38 5-8 Beth Steel ................ 75 1-2 Chrysler ................. 61 3-8 Coca-Cola ............... 116 Gen Electric .............. 43 7-8 Gen Motors ............... 81 5-8 Montgomery Ward ........ -73 1-4 N Y Central .............. 21 1-4 Int Harvester ... .......... 32 7-8 Republic Steel ............ 60 5-8 New York Stocks Radio 32 5-8 Socony Vacuum 45 1-4 Studebaker 18 5-8 Standard of N J 94 1-8 Texas Corp 72 1-2 Sears 68 5-8 II S Steel 53 1-4 Sou Pac 46 3-8 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (#— (USDA) — Hogs 8.000: moderately active; barrows and gilts mostly 25 lower; instances 50 off on weights under 180 Ib; sows steady to 25 or more lower; choice 200-250 Ib 23.00-15; several loads choice No. 1 and 2 23.25; small lots 250-270 Ib 22.25-23.00; 170-190 Ib 22.00-75; mostly 22.25 upj few 190 Ib to 3.00 early; 150-170 Ib 21.00-22.25; 120-140 Ib 19.50-0.75; sows 400 Ib 19.00-20.50; heavier sows 16.50-18.25; boars 10.00-16.50. Cattle 5,000, calves 1,500; few early steer sales 22.00-23.75 steady; heifers and mixed yearlings slow and about steady: cows slow and barely steady; utility and commercial cows 9.50-11.50, fe w!2.00; canners and cutters 7.00-9.50; light shelly c a n n e r s 6.00-50: bulls steady: utility and commercial 12.00-13.50; canner and cutter bulls 8.50-11.50; vealers and calves steady; high choice and prime vealers 20.00-21.00; good and choice 16.00-19.00: commercial and low good 12.00-15.00; culls 8.00-10.00. EDC (Continued trom Page 1) scribed the formula as the only one "which can organize protection for the free world without danger either for Germany or anyone else." Bidault's statement appeared to be an ultimatum from the MRP that it would oppose any alternative solutions which would not impose definite limitations and controls on German rearmament. West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer already has said that the only alternative to EDC is a new German national army. Other beneficiaries now on the rolls will receive generall proportionate increases based on the wage record of the retired or deceased worker, but there will be a few exceptions. The officials told a newsman each recipient of an August check, due to be delivered next week, will be informed b an enclosure that he or she need do nothing to get the increased benefits. The bill also will extend old age and survivors insurance to another 10 million people, effective next Jan. 1. Told: 100 Million • This will probably pu^i the total number of wage accounts of living persons on file to over 100 million. New groups to be covered involve an estimated 3,600,000 farm operators, 2,100,000 farm employes, 250,000 household and casual workers. 1,00,000 self-employed professional people such as architects, engineers, accountants and funeral directors, some 3,500,000 employes of local and state governments (if the wish to be covered), some 100,000 ministers and Christian Science practioners (also on a vol- untar basis), some 100,000 Americans working for foreign subsidiaries of American firms, some 50,000 persons employed in fishing and related activities on small vessels, and some 150,000 government The measure also broadens the social security tax base from $3,600 to $4,200 of annual pay. This means an increased tax of up to S12 a year for each covered om- ploye and a similar boost for his employer. One change to affect man householders trims down a requirement that a domestic servant to be eligible must work for the same employers 24 days in a quarter year and make at least $50 in cash wages. After Jan. 1, the requirement for coverage of a domestic servant will be reduced to the $50 cash wage stipulation. Affected housewives will have to file quarterly reports and pay the social securit tax on their servants, levied at the 2 per cent rate An employer can withhold an em- ploye's share of the tax from wages. After Jan. 1, the eligibility standard for farm hands 'is to be changed from a complicated formula to a simple stipulation that an employe must make at least $100 a year from one employer. For each $100 paid by one employer in ,a year up to a maximum of $4000, an employe will be credited with one quarter of coverage. The employe's entire wages more' than $100 a year, however, are to be reported and credited and his benefits will be based on the total credits up to a maximum of $4,200 yearly. Explaining how the new bill would affect persons now covered 1 and approaching the retirement age of 65, officials said a person with full eligibility who has been earning the maximum covered wage of 3300 monthly could retire in November and receive $98.50 a month. Such a person could continue to work in covered employment after Jan, 1 at the new maximum covered wage—$350 a month—and after six additional consecutive quarters could retire in the third quarter of 1956 with a monthly benefit payment of S108.50. Some present beneficiaries will also be entitled to a recomputa- tion of their benefits and may get increases in that way apart from the guaranteed boosts provided under the bill. Obituary Senators Voice Dismay Over EDC Deadlock See Possible Need for Direct Arming of Germany By ROWLAND EVANS JK. WASHINGTON (£)—Two Democrats and a Republican senator voiced dismay today over the European Defense Community deadlock and said the United States may soon have to move directly toward rearming. West Germany. Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) labeled the failure at Brussels 1 to reach agreement on the six-nation European army project "a victory for j mediate induction, if they do not re- the Soviet Union." If no EDC solu- I port their present address and fill McMillian Rites Conducted Today Services for Mrs. Mary Jane McMillian, who died yesterday morning following an illness of two months, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. M. D. Mabry. Mrs. McMillian, who was 95, was born in" Stewart, Term. She had made her home in Blytheville for the past eight years. Survivors include a son. Will McMillian of Blytheville; and three brothers, Tom Brack of Moorehouse, Mo., Erskine Brack of Tennessee Ridge, Term., and Ott Brack of Whiting, Mo. ; Burial will be in Dogwood Ceme- tary. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Forsythe, L. O. Akers, Earl Walker, Raleigh Sylvester, George Hubbard, Jr., and E. P. Hardin. Cobb .Funeral Home is in charge. Women Assert Selves At Church Council Dependency Data Required of Men In 3-A Draft Group A large number of men classified as 3-A with Mississippi County Draft Board No. 47 will be reclassified as l-A and subject to im- EVANSTON. HI. (ft — Men who outnumber women 15-1 at the World Church Assembly here today had a polite — but firm — female suggestion: If they want real Christian unity, lee more women in on it. The gentle plea came from a Prench woman, who said women's church work is usually restricted to sisterhoods and societies — a "shadow church" — with little to do with the actual conduct of religious activities. Cooperation Needed To get all Christians pulling together, said Miss Madeleine Barot, requires not just theological harmony but a ''more complete integration of both sexes into the life of the church." .Unfortunately, she said, "the full cooperation of men and women in the service of Christ has not yet been achieved." She proposed formation of a "department of cooperation of men and women in church and society." Her appeal came as the World Council of Churches Assembly, including delegates from 163 denominations in 48 nations, worked to set down a joint Christian assess- jment of current problems of man the ideal which provides the council's basic motive power—it was Miss Barot who produced the newest slant on the problem, which usually swirls around theological questions. In fact, she suggested it might be that if women had more to do with the unity movement, it would get along faster. "Women seem to have an even more intense desire for unitj*. world Christian fellowship and mutual help than do men," she said. "This desire cannot be satisfied by the limited participation allowed them ..." She noted only 38 of the 600 delegates were women, a slight im- proi'ement over the council's founding assembly six years ago when there were 19. Continued from Page 1 leaders cautioned that the bill, in unaltered form, would be vetoed by Eisenhower. The measure provides that the Communist party .shall be denied tion is found, he said, the German Federal Republic should be given sovereignty "as soon as practicable." Sen. Russell (D-Ga) said possible loss of Germany to Communist domination would be •'catastrophic," while Sen. Watkins (R- Utah) said an EDC collapse would mean' the United States should "by all means" move to rearm the former enemy. State Department Press officer said the department will want to study "the whole picture" before commenting on the Brussels' collapse. Washington officials were reported searching desperately for some formula to salvage the multi- nation project, although most acknowledged privately they had little hope of success. If compromise attempts fail, it was said, the United States and Britain were ready to go ahe^ad with plans to end their occupation of Germany and restore sovereignty in line with a plan agreed on between President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Churchill here last July. Mansfield, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the EDC deadlock, defection to East Germany of two former West German officials and increasing pressure from Russia have forced a "crisis" on West German Chancellor Adenauer. "In many respects," he said, "it is the greatest danger we've faced since the end of World War n." "If we want to stay in Western Europe," he said in an interview, "we must bring in Germany. We must offer them, something to counter a possible Russian offer of unification coupled with the return of former German lands and a nonaggression or friendship' treaty." One alternative to EDC. Mansfield said, would be an invitation to West Germany to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and make a contribution of men and arms that way. out a dependency form letter, according to Rosie M. Saliba, board clerk. The dependency form letter, Miss' Saliba pointed out, must be filled out once a year to keep the records up to date. A tabulation of the number of letters mailed out and returned unclaimed to the draft board has not been completed. Most of the men classified in 3-A are married men with children, Miss Saliba said. and his society. In six conference rooms, some 100 delegates in each, separ- j legal rights available to ail other with P° !itical Parties. It declares the Communist party to be "in fact ate discussions went on in an at- ***• instrumentality of a conspiracy mosphere of mixed accents and! ^ overthrow the government of the views as the groups look for conclusions on these subjects: International relations, evangelism, the Christian role of laymen, economic and political justice, racial issues, and Christian unity. Reports Due Later The sectional conferences United States," and one which "acknowledges no constitutional or statutory limitation upon its conduct." VARGAS Autos Collide Here Johnnie Savage and Cecil Laughary we're involved in a traffic mishap on McHaney Road Sunday afternoon, causing some damage to both vehicles, reports. according* to police WARNING ORDER The defendants, Alona Sue Williams Grisson, Patricia Gail Moody and William Bruce Moody, are warned to apepar in the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Misissippi County, Arkansas, within thirty days and answer the Complaint of the plaintiff, Mattie Myrtle Bunch, in Cause No. 12.752. (Continued from Page 1) may have provided material for the final push against Vargas. The papers, widely published, purported to show influence peddling by Fortunate. This increased the troubles for the government already under attack for alleged corruption. New demands for Vargas' resignation were made at an Aeronautical Club meeting Saturday. Air force general officers conferred 10 hours Sunday and prepared a note saying Vargas' resignation was the only solution for the crisis. The army officers' memorial calling for Vargas to quit was presented to him shortly after midnight by Gen. Mascarenhas de Moraes, chief of the armed forces general staff, and War Minister Zenobia da costa. Then came frantic hours of conferences between Vargas and these army officers and members of his Cabinet, as well as members of his family. Finance Minister OsWaldo Arah- ha. an old friend of Vargas well known in the United States, spoke briefly. Gen. Armando Mendes de Morais meanwhile was talking, with Vice President Cafe. War Minister Costa left Catete Palace shortly after 3 a.m., and conferred with military leaders at the War Ministry. He returned to the presidential palace for a second conference starting at 4:20 a.m. Finally came the announcement that Vargas had agreed to take a leave of absence: "The president of the republic met today with his Cabinet to ex- Plane Locates Missing Woman CROSSETT, Ark. (JP) —A forestry pilot risked running out of gasoline over the woodlands af south Arkansas in order to stay with a search for a missing woman. . A. G. Jennings, a State Forestry Dep't. pilot, finally located the unconscious form of Mrs. Clark Atkins, and then he returned to Crossett to land with an almost empty gasoline tank. Mrs. Atkins, a 16-year-old farm wife who lives six miles east of Hamburg. Ark., had been missing since Sunday morning. She was found late Sunday. determination to defend his constitutional perogatives, with the sacrifice if necessary of his own arnine the political and situation created in the military country. •aid Court And the seal thereof on 16th day of August, 1954. His ministers were heard one by one and various aspects of the crisis and their serious consequences were debated. Vargas decided, with the entire solidarity of his ministers, to take a leave of absence, passing the government to It was the second time Vargas had been forced out of the presidency of this country of 54 millian persons. An army-led coup in 1945 deposed him after he had served 15 years. But he came back in " Missco Students Awarded U. of A. Scholarships Five Mississippi County students have been named recipients of agriculture and music scholarships at the University of Arkansas in Fay- etteviiie for the coming year, ac- 'cording to announcement made by the school today. Sears Roebuck Foundation awards in agriculture went to Leo Albert Duclos and William Lee Gille'spie of Osceola. John Rust Foundation awards in agriculture and home economics went to Zachary Mark Duclos and Franchille Maloch of Osceola, and an applied music scholarship was awarded Billy L. Lutes of Blytheville. Welfare Cases Up continue until late this week, before the first tentative reports are put before the assembly for action. On the topic of Christian'unity— It denies the Communist party or any successor party, "regardless of the assumed name." all of the "rights, privileges and immu- •^t-nitiAa attendant upon legal bodies DELL (Continued from Page K Ruth McGruder, home economics; Gerald Sanders, social science and math: Mrs. Gerald Sanders, English and math; Johnny Thompson, science. Elementary—Mrs. Mildred Long, first grade; Mrs. J. E. Johnston, second grade; Mrs. D. E. Miller, second grade; Mrs. M. R. Griffin, third grade; Miss Ella Mae Dixon, fourth grade; Miss Freeda Fincher. fourth grade; grade; Miss Mrs. Minnie Foster, Louise Crouch, fifth fifth grade; D. E. Miller, sixth grade and principal. School employees include Mrs. Daisy Houston, Mrs. Grace Tucker! Mrs. O. M. Gilmer and Mrs. Cecil Austin, lunchroom workers; Cecil Austin and Elmer Sanders, building custodians; Lexie Peeples and F. W. Fesmire. bus drivers; Amos Collins, driver and mechanic; Mrs. ' Sally Newcomb, school secretary. LITTLE ROCK (IP)— About 500 Two positions, one of first grade more cases were listed in August on Arkansas welfare rolls than were listed in July. teacher and director of band and music remain to be filled, officials said. under the jurisdiction O f the laws of the United States or any political subdivision thereof." Instead of making individual party membership illegal, the bill provides that a member of any organi- sation found to be a Communist action group is subject to the penalties of the Internal Security Act. The section of the bill aimed at cracking down on Communist-dominated labor unions is based on the Taft-Hartley labor law and the Subversive Activities Control Act. It provides that the attorney general may seek a determination by the Subversive Activities Control Board whether a union is Communist-infiltrated. If the finding is in the affirmative, the union thereupon loses its benefits and privileges under the labor-management relations act— such as collective bargaining rights and use of the facilities of the National Labor Relations Board. Returning to U.S, CpL Dail E.^Bennett of Blytheville and CpL Clarence Brown, Jr., of Joiner will be among 29 Arkansas serviceman aboard the USNS General E. T. Collins arriving at San Francisco, Calif., The ship is bringing about 2,500 Marines who were stationed in Korea and Japan back to this country. Hurry! Special Offer! Get Your Copy Today! Betty Furness Westingheuse COOK BOOK BOOKSTORE EDITION AVAILABLE AFTER OCTOBfft EDITION UNA&KIOGED ONLY SWMT—ONE TO A CUSTOMER NO MAM. 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