The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1950 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 23, 1950
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- MONDAY, JANUARY 23, I960 BLYTHEVTLLE (AM.) COUWER NEWS THl NATION TODAY— Changes in Social Security Act By Congress Expected in 1950 With Increase in Aid to Aged . , By JaaaM Marlow WASHINGTON, Jan, 23. (*)—This year congress 1* likely to change the social security law In several ways. ' The main change* being talked about would Increase social security payments—particularly on old age pensions—and bring more people under th* law's protection. . Last year the House passed I bill to do this. But the law hasn't been changed because the Senate hasn't yet approved. It U expected to act this year.* • The law finally passed probably will be different >t least in some ways, ttomilht bill passed by the House. ^That's because the Senate right JWK'—with the House bill in front ™ it-Is trying to put together a bill of \li own. M the Senate passes a bill different from that of the House, both houses will have to take the bills, iron out the differences by compromising, and then pass one bill agreed to by both houses. 1 hat's why ft'? impossible for anyone now to predict exactly what chances there may be in the social security law. Larger Pensions Proposed At this moment one thing seems certain if the law Is changed: that the sl« of the old-age pensions will be Increased. The House-passed bill would do that. The Truman administration urged It as recently as last week through Arthur J. Altmeyer, commissioner for social security. And it was recommended by the Senate's Advisory Council on Social Security. This council, headed by the late Edward R. stettlnus. Jr., and composed of 17 educalors, businessmen and labor leaders, was appointed by the Senate on Sept. 17. 1947. Its Job was to study the social security program and make any' recommendations to the Senate it thought necessary for improving the present law , ' The report and recommendations of this council — submitted last Dec.- 1—are the basis on which the Senate now Is preparing to work out a bill of its own, plus what Ideas it get* from the House bill, Alt- dfefyer, and others, ."rhe council, the House bill and Altmeyer all recommend widening the coverage of the law to bring under Its benefits people not' covered now, besides increasing certain benefits, like old age pensions. While the social security »ct was passed in 1935. the last major change was made 10 years ago. Maximum Pension Now Is $45 The maximum old age pension worker can receive now when he retires at 65 is around $45 a month. The average, though, Is about $23 the lowest S10. Since a retired worker's wife receives half the size of his pension when she reaches 65, the most retired covered worker and his wife can leceive now Is about $67.50 month ($45 for him, $$22.50 for her.l But not :all workers are coverec by the pension. When the uncovered ones reach 65, they get nothing. Around 35,000,000 workers now are under the old-age pensions system, 25,000,000 are not. Altmeyer, expressing the President's, views, wants 20,000,000 of the 25,000,000 workers not covered by « -age Insurance brought into the igram. This is about 9,BOO,OOn more than the House-passed bill would bring In. '" About 2,000,000 of the 11.000.000 men. and WDmen 65 or older in this country are getting cild age pensions. Brannan Says U.S. Economy Is Endangered WASHINGTON, Jan. 23— (/Pt Secretary of Agriculture' Brannan has sounded a warning that the nation's entire economy is being endangered by a $2,000,000.000-3-j drop in farmer's purchasing power In terms of 1947 dollars, farm families have been losing purchas ing power at that rate for two years Brannan told a House committee "It could drop another $3,000, 000,000 In 1950, or another 15, per cent, if farm prices aren't Improved," he said, adding: • "I cannot 'conceive of a growing economy during a period when agriculture is -going through an economic wringer. We must guard against that." Brannan's statement was released by the House Appropriations com- nittee. He made It as he appeared jefore a subcommittee to argue tor his department's appropriation for next year. He put in a plug for the "Brannan Plan" to set up a system of direct government subsidies for the producers of many farm products. There he met Immediate opposition, with some subcommittee members arguing that the cost of such program might run as high as $30,000,000.000 a year. Under Brannan's plan many farm commodities would be allowed to sell at what the markets would pay, with the government supplementing farmers' income hy production payments or subsidies. HARVARD ENTRANCE (AND EXIT1 EXAMS-" your boy wants to go to Harvard, teach him lo climb a rope. This primitive skill is now a regular feature of the freshman orientation course at Harvard, as student Allen G. Barry demonstrates above. As a fire precaution, all freshmen living above ground level in seven non-fireprool buildings at Cambridge, Mass., must prov* their rope-climbing ability. CARUTHERSVILLE NEWS By Joan Douglass Racket Probes Are Urged by Two Senators WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. CiT)—Two senators pressed today for a full- scale Senate Investigation Into "nation-wide gambling and racketeering activities." The words were those of Senator McCarthy (R-Wls.), who proposed yesterday that at least two—and possibly three—committees be authorized to engage in such an inquiry. Seator Kefauver (D-Tenn.) al ready has asked the Senate to give the Judiciary Committee $100,000 (or such a probe. / :'. McCarthy said the Senate's spe- ttial investigations subcommittee un/covered some leads during the five percenter hearings last year which might be worth following up. Ho said the Commerce Committee might get Into the Inquiry too. "1 think we ought to find out in particular," he said, "whether racketeers and gamblers in interstate commerce are attempting to control city polltcs. "We have had a lot of complaints Fire Damages Top Floor Of SO-Unit Apartment LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 23. W) — Charred ruins was al! that re- of the top floor of a three-story apartment building near the downtown section of Little Hock. A roarliig,fire swept through the third story last night, destroying at least 14 of the 50 dwelling units in the brick building. Many more were damaged by smoke and water. .Every available piece of fire fighting equipment and off-duty firemen were pressed into service to combat the blaze. A three-hour Jatlle kept the flames from spread- ng throughout the building. No one was injured. Occupants of the building got out before the fire reached its ueak. Assistant Fire Chief Arthur Wil- iains said the blase apparently or- 'ginated in a chute to an Incinera- :or. No estimate of the loss was given. Alan Hale, Film Veteran, Dies in Hollywood, Cal. HOLLYWOOD. Jan. 23— HP)— Death has taken Jovial, hearty Alan Hale, at 57. a veteran of 39 years as a motion picture actor and director. Hale, one of the last members of the film colony who had been active in pictures since Its earliest days, died last night in Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital of a virus infection, complicated by a liver ailment. He became ill last Thursday, three days after returning from Helena, Mont., where he attended a premiere of the film, "Montana," in which re appeared. He contracted a cold there. He entered the hospital Saturday. Worthy Matrons Entertained I •The members of the Past Matrons Club were entertained on Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Naomi Morgan. There were 14 present. The ladies of the local American Legion AuxilHary were present to serve dinner to the club. The main dish was chicken p\e. The Morgan home was lovely, in its gay .decorations of bouquets of spring flowers arranged throughout the entertaining rooms. Dinner was served on individual tables, dressed In various" colors. New Year booklets, placed on the table, were presented as favors. Following the dinner a routine business session was conducted by the president, Mrs. Henry Boone. Initiation services were held for Mrs. George Brown, who was welcomed into the club. Mrs. driven Travelstead and Mrs. Laticia Simpson headed the initiation ceremony. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. M. Brent on Feb. 20. Co-hosUss will be Mrs. George Brown. ; • Presbyterian Ladies Meet Namesakes Numerous For Prince Char/es 'LONDON (AP> — More and more Britons are naming their sons after prince Charles. Birth notice columns of the "London Daily Telegraph" alone showed 54 babies christened Charles in 194B—more than double the number In 1948. It was still well down the popularity list, however. John led, as usual, with 179,~ followed by David, Richard, Michael and Christopher in that order. Elizabeth—the name of the prince's mother—held second place on the girls' list. First was Susan, with Jane in third place. a table. . Circl* Three of. the Presbyterian dies wa* entertained at the home Mrs. Leuore Mulr on Wednesday ening. . ' ••" Mrs. Joel o- Livingston was In arge of the Bible study and Mrs. achel Dawson presented a pro- am with special emphasl* on for- in missions. Mrs, Uulr, assisted by Mrs. Uv- igston and Mrs. Minnie McGIII, rved apple sauce cake and Riis- an tea to 23 member* attending WMS*B'» CMBtil Mai Mwlln, The members of the Christian 'omen's council held their meet- g on Thursday afternoon at the ome of Mrs. Lettle Neeley. There ere 12 present. ' The lesson for rtie afternoon was Iven by Mrs. H. 8. Smith- H s take nfrom Ihe book, "A Man Who Wrote Scripture." Mrs- Neeley served refreshments f apple pudding with whipped ream with coffee. The nest meeting .will be w'llh Irs, Irene Aquino. Mrs. P. J. Aqul- o will serve as co-hostess. Missionary Ctreit Hu Meeting The Una Robert Lawrence Mis- onary circle of the Baptist Mts- ionai-y Union met on Monday ev- nliig at the home of Mrs. Bill ^c'uff. Co-hostess was Mrs, Virgil Davis. Twenty-seven members and isitors were present, ••'. Mis Clyde Bailey had charge of he prgoram whclh was taken from he Royal Service, she was assisted »y Miss Dorothea Lane, Mrs. Owen "'lesion, Mrs. Acutf and Mrs. Louise >avis; The devotional was given by Mrs. W. o. Clevlrtence. A routine business meeting" was ield following the program. Mrs. Maggie Dimavant, chairman, pres- ded. Newly elected officers are president. Mrs. George Dimavant; trst vice-president, Mrs. Mary Lee 3alley; second vice-president, Miss Sue Glllls; secretary, Mrs.- George Turner; treasurer, Miss Nell Dorroh; advisor, Mrs. Vernon Slsco. During the social hour the host- served indifMual e«k*s wHh whipped, cream. Ha»4M Ctrefe Me«t« Tin Ruth Wildron Circle o( the Baptist Church held Its meeting Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Army Caldwell, with 14 members present. The devotional wu given by Mrs, W. c. posey and new' officers were elceterl as follows: Chairman, Mrs. Iren« yllppen; co-chairman, Mrs. Arnzy Caldwell; secretary, Mrs. Paul Lowe; treasurer, Mrs. A. C. Kalfsbeek; program chairman, Mrs John Ashtr; and community missions chairman, Mrs. H. H. England Mrs. Caldwell served cookies and coffee. ' N'rw Cirri* Orfanltrd The Kathaleen Mauley Circle o: he Carutliersvllle Baptist churcl was organi?ed recently when It mel n the home of Mrs. Abe Galther 1'cn members attended. The devotional was led by Mrs Vernou Slsco. The following officer were elected: Chairman, Mis. Wesley Mayo co-chalininn, Mrs- Vent Neal; retail-treasurer, Mrs. Jack Taylor mission chairman, Mrs. Wllllai Barrow. Refreshments of coffee, col drinks, and cake were served. Sunday School Party The members of the-"Ideal Girl Sunday School class me Tue.sclny evening at the home o: Ml.w llniolhy Knotl. The regul! members of the :l»ss and the tenchei', Mis. William Acuff, a tended. The meeting was opened' by tl group repeating lii unison Us all) "Put Christ First," and the sing ing of Ihe song, "Our Best " Ml Dorothy Knott ?:is In charge the program. The business meeting WHS call* to older by (lie president, Miss Shellby Mayo. The group elected new officers. They are president, Frances Earnhart; first vice-president, Phylls McOlsiiAhan; second PAGE ce-pr«»ld«nt, Patricia Elklns; sectary, Dorothy JCnott; reporter, lelby Mayo; and two group cap- ins. cVaudeUe Malln and Gale erry. During Hit' social period games ere enjoyed by the young people. Tlie hostess served sandwiches, wlato , chiins, candy, and cold rinks. " Catholic l-»dk» Meet The regular meeting of Ihe Cath- Hc Ladies Society was held Wed- evening at the club hall, ,'llh 1» mrmbers and two visitors, Mrs. Bill Collier and Mrs. Adams resent, Fntlier LlWnger led the roup In prayer, Folowing the routine business Heeling the group enjoyed games if bingo. The hostesses, Mrs. Clarence Koppels and Mrs. Florlan Koppels, ser ed jello with whipped cream, caki »ml coffee. At the next meeting on Fcbruar I, hostesses will be Mis. Oeorg Watkins and Mrs. Vrrland Hepler Card Club Meets The Jnlly Nine Club was enter tallied Monday evening 61 the horn o! Birs swan Naylor. Three E«tsL her aunt, MM. Jessie Davis, Mr Lowell Faster anil Mrs. Sharon Pat attended, High score or the members wci to Mrs. Jim Reeve.s. Mrs. pale rec eivcd second prize. • A snlful ami dessert course we served by Miss Naylor at the close of the games, The next meeting will lie with Mrs. Jim Reeves. Thursday Night Club Mcels Mrs. Pauline Goodwin wns hostess to the niembevs ot the Thursday Night Bridge Club last week. Two guests, Mrs. Ethel Thompson and Mrs. Tlidina Hosier, were present. Mrs. Ralph Godwin received high score and second high went to Mrs. Pauline Goodwin. Mrs, Ray Edwards won low .score and Mrs. ous Mc- Allsler brldgoed. The hostess served • ate and strawberry shortcaJM hipped cream and coffe*. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse WaUUu and on, Joe, spent Monday in Mtrophla, enii., on business and shopping. Misses Barbara Shaw and Elite layden spent the weekend with heir respective parents, Mr, aad Irs. J. A. Ka-yden and Ur». Dot haw. Both young ladles an atv- ents it Southeast Missouri stall* Teachers College In Cap* Gtrar- leau, Mo. Miss Mary Nell Lane of Blyth*- 'llle, Ark., was In Csruthtrtvill* Friday visiting friends. Mis. Marie Oarrett h spending several liay.s this wtek In Hot Springs, Arlc, Pierce Neely and Dick Neely spent Wednesday and Thursday In Mem- ihls. Ti-nn., tills week attendlnt to business. Mr. and Mrs. CharlM Dorroh left last week for points In Florida where they will spend several wHfcsi on vacation. ; ' MLw Peggy Robertson spent Tu«»- ilny In Memphis, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs/H. Hulton were ta Biythcvllle. Ark., Saturday shopping nnd visiting. Mrs. Gene Brown and children, Carolyn and Gene, Mrs. Corlna Gallian nnd Bobby Goodin spent Saturday in Memphis. Mis. Broxton of Fort Wayne, Hid . Is visiting in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dale Bracey. Mr. and Mrs. O, W. Chllton, accompanied by friends of Muskegon, Mich., are spending a winter vacation at Rockport, near Corpus Chrlsti, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Pinion left Friday to spend a winter holiday In several points in Florida. Miss Mnrllyn Neely, .who li a firs^ year student at Southeast Missouri Teachers College, Is spend: Ing the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Lilian Neely. Circle One of the Presbyterl Latliss met this week at the nor of Mrs. Morrell DeRegln. Thlrtee members and one visitor, MB Broxton of Fort Wayne, Ind., attended. The Bible study, which wax M lowed by a round table discusslo was conducted by Mrs. Neal \\ Helm. MIS. John Canlrell pre ented the program, another In series of foreign missions. The pn gram was in the form of a quiz. Mrs. Robert Hawkins, chalrma conducted a routine business nice ing. Mrs. Jack Hart read lette from two Korean gentlemen, sit dents at an eastern university this country, whom they had pre ented with gifts'. The two gent] men visited the group In the lale summer. The members of the circle also discussed plans [or an oriental supper (o be held on Jan. 29 at the church, in connection with their foreign mission study season, beginning with "Conditions in Japan." During the social hour the hostess, assisted by Mrs. E. H- Gerland, served Ice cream pie, nuts, and coffee. Mrs. Eddie Farris and Mrs. Hilton Bracey were hostesses to Circle two on Thursday evening. There were 21 members present. Mrs. Edgar Scott presented the Bible study and the program, a survey- article on foreign missions was given by Mrs. H. P. Thwcalt The hostesses served refreshments of punch and cake from a FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY EXCAVATION Sfree Estimates that they are, and the federal government certainly has the right to investigate If the people involved are operating across slate lines." S.J.COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG. 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