Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on August 2, 1965 · Page 7
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Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana · Page 7

Greensburg, Indiana
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Monday, August 2, 1965
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Medicare IV - Your New Social Security Check Majority of Recipients Will Get About a $4 Month Boost (.EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of dispatches explaining provisions of the new medicare-Social Security legislation. It reports on the increase in retirement benefits and other changes in social security programs.) By JOSEPH D. HUTNYAN WASHINGTON (UPI) — The nation's Social Security system has been remodeled to provide higher benefits for more persons. Virtually every family in the nation will be affected one way or another. All of the 20 million persons receiving Social Security will get bigger monthly benefit checks. Those collecting retirement benefits will be allowed to earn more outside income and still receive a pension. Widows, children of deceased workers and the disabled will find it easier to get into the program. Self-employed physicians will be brought under Social Security for the first time. Members of the Amish religious sect will be allowed to get out. Up Payroll Taxes These and other expansions in Social Security will be fi-1 of $135.90. nanced by hiking payroll taxes levied on 76 million American workers and their employers. All are part of the multi-bil lion dollar bundle of welfare benefits just enacted. The same law also broadens the Social Security program to provide hospital insurance for persons 65 years of age and over. The first tangible evidence oi the new benefits probably wil show up in the mailboxes of Social Security beneficiaries in about two months. The new law raises an social Security payments by 7 per cent, retroactive to last January 1. The plan is to send the "back payment" checks out by the middle of September. First Hike Since 1959 The hike in Social Security cash benefits .— the first since 1959 — averages out to a $4 month increase for a majority of recipients. Previously, a retired worker who began to draw benefits at 65 received anywhere from $40 a month to $127 a month, depending on his average earnings under Social Security. Under the new law, this range immediately goes from a low of $45 a month to a high Workers retiring in the future will get even more. This is be- A MESSAGE FROM BATTERTON'S Mr. Farmer YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT Decatur County's Largest ANIMAL HEALTH CENTER FEATURING INSTRUMENTS, MEDICINES, AND PARTS. HERE IS A PARTIAL LISTING OF OUR STOCK: FOR FAIR EXHIBITORS RICE ROOT BRUSHES $1.25, $2.50 BUMBLE BEE BRUSH CURRY COMB SCOTCH CURLING COMB SHOW STICKS CANES _$T.30 _ .95 _$1.50 _$1.00 _$1.00 OBSTETRICAL CHAIN, 60" $1.80 AUTOMATIC SYRINGE FILLER $3.90 JAW SPREADER . .60 SCISSOR FORCEPS $1.00 BALLING GUN $1.80 ELASTRATOR & DEHORNER $12.50 AUTOMATIC HOG RINGER $4.50 CALF WEANING RING .60 BULL LEAD WITH SPRING .80 AUTOMATIC LOCK BULL RINta $1.10 BULL LEAD $1.75 HONDA $1-45 BABY PIG EAR NOTCHER $3.00 TROCAR & CANULA $1.40 TATTOO OUTFIT, complete $7.95 BEAVER BLADES, six in package . .75 SINGLE BLADE KNIFE $1.00 TOE NAIL NIPPER $1.45 HOT SHOT PROD, 5 cell $8.45 DOSE SYRINGE $2.30 HOG SNARE $4.90 FEVER THERMOMETER $1.40 HYPO SYR1NE, lOcc $2.30 NECK CHAINS .70 WOOD HANDLE DEHORNER $2.75 VACCINES — MEDICINES — SERUMS BATTERTON'S WEST SIDE DRUG STORE cause the amount of law increases the a person's annual earnings which can be used in calculating his benefit. This means that a worker retiring 36 years from now with average earnings of $550 a month would be entitled to a maximum monthly pension of ?168. Raises Earnings Ceiling The new law also raised the amount a pensioner can make working part-time. Under the old law, the Social Security retiree was permitted to earn $1,200 a year in outside income without any reduction in outside ?1,200, his pension. When his above check earnings went his retirement was reduced by $1 for every $2 earned, up to $1,700. After $1.700, he had to give up one dollar of his retirement benefit for each dollar earned. The new law permits the pensioner to make $1.500 a year (instead of §1,200) without any loss of benefits. Between $1,500 and $2,700, he forfeits $1 of retirement for each $2 earned. Everything after $2.700 gets docked on a dollar for dollar basis. The Social Security Administration estimates that a person drawing a pension of $50 a month could earn $2,050 outside income under the old formula before his pension was completely forfeited. Under the more liberal formula, this goes up to §2,700. Widows and children also get a break under the new Social Security amendments. Earlier Benefits Under the old law, the widow of a worker could not collect benefits until she reached 62 years of age. Now, she is permitted to receive benefits at age 60. However, her check will be less than if she had waited until age 62. The benefit for widows retiring early is reduced because payments are made over a longer period. -. Survivors' benefits for children also are liberalized. Previously, the child of a deceased worker was paid benefits only until he reached 18. Under the new law, he will continue getting benefits until age 22 provided he is in school. This bene- :it also will be retroactive to Jan. 1. The new law does not change the age at which a worker may retire under Social Security. This means he must wait until age 65 if he wants full benefits although he may retire at age S2 at 80 per cent of the full jenefit. The Senate tried to ower the optional retirement age to 60 but the House rejected the idea. Here are some of the other major Social Security changes under the ne wlaw: Workers 72 years of age and over — Eligibility requirements vill be relaxed to permit about 355,000 persons in this age group to qualify for Social Security. Under the old law, a person in this group had to vork at least 18 months in a ob that was covered by Social Security to qualify for benefits. This requirement was reduced 0 9 months. The revision permits maximum benefits of $35 1 month to a worker or a wid- >w, and $17.50 a month for a vorker's wife. Tip income — Waiters, bellmen and other service workers must pay tax on their tips. In he past, tips were not includ- CU aS luuuiuc m J-i£,iAi-"i£ me size of a worker's pension. Under the new law, tips will be counted as income in calculating pensions. The idea is to make such workers eligible for higher retirement benefits by increasing their base income. About a million service work- ares will be affected. Physicians — The law applies Social Security coverage to about 170,000 self-employed doctors of medicine,, beginning in the 1965 tax year. This would add to the system the last significant profession still outside its coverage. Medical and dental 'interns also would be covered starting Jan. 1, 1966. Disability — Under the old law, benefits were paid only to a worker whose disability was expected to continue indefinitely or result in death. Under the new bill, the worker is eligible for benefits if it is medically determined that his disability! YVILII (jcuciita ucgiimuig alter the seventh month of disability. The provision is expected to affect about 60,000 additional workers. Other changes — The definition of blindness under Social Security disability program's was liberalized to permit more persons to qualify. . .a retired worker who becomes eligible for a higher pension will get it automatically without applying for it. . .the divorced wife, or a retired, disabled or deceased worker will become entitled to wife's or widow's benefits at age 62 provided certain other conditions are met. . .the Social Security system would be reopened to employes of states and municipalities . . . attorneys successfully representing Social Security claimants in court would have their fees limited to 25 per cent of the awarded benefits. will continue at least 12 months, 1 Next: Who pays for it all? 6pen Class — Local Winners In Horse Show Listed Approximately 75 horses were taken through then- paces at the open class horse show staged Saturday evening in front of the grandstand at the f : '"grounds under sponsorship of .he Tree City Cowboys. The latter part of the show was hampered by the heavy rain showers. Vickie Schumacher of Batesville was the judge. Robert (Lefty) Phelps served as ringmaster and Jack Krieger of Batesville was the announcer. Local high point trophy winners were: A. L. (Pete) Levi, trophy contest; Howard Goddard, 18 years and over; and Cindy Adams, 18 and under. Placings of local contestants in the various classes were: Quarterhorse Race — Stephen Phelps, first; Pete Levi. second; Men's Pleasure — Bobby Shrader, first; and Howard Goddard, third. Registered Quarterhorse Pleasure — Bob Shrader, second; Howard Goddard, third; and John Black, fourth. Palomino Pleasure — Howarc Goddard, first; Cindy ' Adams, second; and John Black, third. Women's Pleasure — Alice Suratt, third; and Marrillyn Willeford, fifth. Western Pleasure (rider 4C years and older) — Howard Goddard, first; Alice Suratt, third; Robert Suratt, fourth; and John Black, fifth. Halter Classes Pony (56 inches and under) — Ginger Acher, first; Sam Blodgett, second; and Jim Hewitt, third. • 4-H Showmanship — Robbie Suratt, first; Cindy Adams, sec- PAGE 10 Greensburg (Ind.) Daily News, NQay, Aug. 2,1965 ftfhts fWimi icfise By HELOISE CRUSE Dear Heloise; My mother washed 25 ^shirts per week, and I always use her method of laundering my shirts. I turn the shirts inside out, and include several towels and the usual soap You'll be amazed how this method, cleans the necklines and cuffs without one bit of, scrubbing, or putting anything (not even chalk!) on soiled parts the be- Exciting Surprises Everywhere! • '-a -<• J There's a world to see in Indiana: beautiful state parks, caves, waterfalls, festivals, pioneer villages, regattas, a thousand lakes. There's family fun for everyone when you . . . See Indiana First! Need more information? WRITE Indiana Dept of Commerce, Stale Hoase; Indianapolis 462M, John Hull, third; and Ben Krekeler, fourth. Barrel Race — Pete Levi, first; John Dwiggins, second; and John Hull, fourth. Sack Race — Pete Levi, second. Pole Bending — Pete Levi. first; and John Hull, second. Horsemanship (Riders 14 to 18) — Robbie Suratt, third; and Cindy Adams, fourth. Pleasure and Pet Pony (56 inches and under) — Jim Hewitt Jr., first; Alice Anne Suratt. second; Ann Mendenhall, third; and Ginger Acher, fourth. Horsemanship (13 years and under) — Roxanna Phelps, first: Alice Anne Suratt, second: Jim Hewitt Jr., third; Tony Adams, fourth; and Ann Mendenhall. fifth. Youth Activity Pleasure (rider 18 and under) — Robbie Suratt. third; and Jim Hewitt Jr., fourth. Non-Registered Pleasure — Cindy Adams, first; and Robbie Suratt, second. ond; and Beth Robbins, fourth. Non-Registered Horse — Phil Guthrie, second; Judy Levi, third; and Ginger Acher, fourth. Registered Quarterhorse -r- Howard Goddard, first; Bill Dilkes," second; and Roxanna Phelps, third. There were entries in the show from throughout Indiana and Ohio. Police Help LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) —When most of this city's 500 taxicabs were idled by a strike at midnight Saturday and the buses stopped running two hours later, police and sheriff's deputies rushed to the rescue. Police chauffeured some persons back to their hotels from the famed gambling strip in patrol cars. Later the Clark County sheriff's paddy wagon was pressed into service as a makeshift bus. DAY TRIAL OFFER Drive a set of Goodyear Double Eagle Tires for 10 days! If you're, not satisfied they give you the safest, smoothest ride ever, we'll refund yo«r purchase price and remount yoor old tires without charge or obligation. ^ UP TO FULL PURCHASE PRICE ON YOUR TRADE-IN TIRES! DOUBLE EAGLE Go in spite of blowouts, punctures, heat and wear with this tire and its' separate inner tire, the LifeGuard Safety Spare. --^^^^™^ •• • -'. ' \ EAR Goodyear Service Store WEST SIDE SQUARE PHONE 662-6841 fore putting them into the washing machine; Thank you for the help your column has given me. Bert 1 Winter Dear Mr. Winter: I tried it and I know that ii works. The terry cloth towels act as a gentle buffer and abrasive anc remove the soil lines on the shirts. Thank you for this fantastic, timesaying idea. Heloise Dear Heloise: I like to cover my little boys' lolo shirts when they eat, but )ibs purchased from stores never seem large enough. So I make bibs out of old terrycloth hand towels. When a towel gets too thin to absorb much, I fold it in half crosswise, stitch across the width (about a half inch from he fold) then run a white shoe ace through this casing. The towel gathers where the shoe lace is tied; it adjusts to any size neck and makes a snug fit. , The two thicknesses provide good protection for clothing, and the bibs launder easily and require no ironing. It's a great timesaver for me, with three boys under three years of age ... who are not the neatest eaters! Mrs. R. Penikas LETTER OF LAUGHTER: Dear Heloise: I had a good idea, but can't think what it was—so don't publish it ... A Reader Dear Heloise: When trying to cut homemade pizza, and your cheese won't cut, place the edge of your spatula where you want the division, and draw a sharp knife along the edge of the spatula. The spatula holds the cheese in place, and your pizza cutting is neater, easier and more effi- Absolutely great. I tried it. Thanks Nettie. Heloise Dear Heloise: A paper napkin holder makes a wonderful holder for bills or letters. They are also very good for packages of spaghetti and gravy mixes, chili seasoning, etc. Jennie Sherwood You are. a livin' doll! The mixes had me stumped— they were always sliding all over the.cupboard shelf and make look so untidy. Now they're in the napkin holder, and the shelf is neat a; a pin. Thanks, Jennie. Heloise Dear Heloise: Do you ever find yourself chasing such things as a box of tissue, a : hair net, a lipstick, a paring knife, salt and pepper, or a can of cleanser? These and other items are inexpensive enough to have two or more, so you can always pul your hands on one without wasting time an energy searching or walking to another room, or even across the kitchen. You can use your head and save your heels, you know! Dashing Daisy Copyright, 1965, King Features Syndicate, Inc. cient. Nettie Sadler Don't Touch Where it-., ' Hurts ... Just One Spray Gives Fast First Aid , FIRST-AID SPRAY . « No Sting • No Stain Instant antiseptic fights infection, relieves pain and helps, heal. The modern way to treat minor cuts and bums. BEESON'S REXALL DRUG STORE East Side Square Hi— .; Well, WE ASKED FOR IT! Among the comments received following our last column were several references to pre-packaged meats. Some like the idea, some don't. Among the don'ts, the biggest objection seems to be amounts— tod- much .or not enough meat per package for their specific needs. Of course, one of the big advan-i, tages of pre-packaged meat is the' time-saving , convenience for you,; our customers. But, for those who" want specific cuts—or amounts—! not displayed. pre-packaged, we're" always happy to provide exactly; what yon want. Just, ask the' friendly attendants in .the meat department at, your Marsh Supermarket. O.K.? And thank you to the DO's who expressed satisfaction with prepackaging, the quality of Marsh, meat, and the variety offered. THE PILLSBURY BAKE - OFF is just around the: corner. E n t r y', blanks will be in Pillsbury flour, and available also, f r am tear - off pads at your Marsh Supermarket about the middle of this month. The Bake-Off will take place at San Francisco's Hilton Hotel, Jan-, uary 23-25, instead of its usual* autumn date—because Fall's cooler weather is more comfortable, for baking, they say. Entry period begins September 1, ends October 31. WE'RE CELEBRATING OUR 34th ANNIVERSARY with special low prices to save you' money. Come celebrate : with us, _ and save during this big Anni- " versary Sale at all our stores! ' KEEPING CURRENT with KITCHEN COLOR Add color to your kitchen this easy way. Colorful or patterned dish towels, in pairs or foursomes, make attractive and easily laundered cafe curtains. Clipon rings can be fastened to top hems and slid over curtain -rods at windows. VACATION TALK Everyone seems to be busy with vacation chatter. But did you know that one of your best friends never takes a vacation? It's electricity! Electricity's always on the job ... day and night... year around... year after year! Thanks to your hard-working electrical servants, you have more time for outdoor family fun. Sign in gas station: "Road maps refolded," —l I I HARMFUL HUMIDITY Go from damp to dry! An electric dehumidifier squeezes moisture out of the air to keep it from ruining your clothing, furniture and appliances. Gets rid of musty odors, tool TRAVEL WITHOUT TEARS To keep the kids happy and keep the car free of clutter, hang a regular closet-type shoe bag over, the back of the front seat. It will hold an assortment of playthings to keep the kids occupied for hours. SPRING IN AUGUST? Wouldn't it be wonderful to live where it's springtime all year around? You can—without moving! Bring springtime right into your home with flameless electric heating and cooling. It costs less than most people think. And, what complete, comfort! No wonder it's called "comfort conditioning." Want to know more about it? Just ask us, or your electrical contractor. HOOSIER HAPPENINGS Orleans Sesquicentennial—August 7-14 State Gladiolus Show, Wabash—August 13 and 14 Wabash County Fair—August 16-21 110th Annual Gibson County Fair, Princeton- August 16-23 If you'd like to share your favorite household hints, recipes and ideas with others, send them to: Kathy Kilowatt, Plainfield, Indiana. J! tj-.,.r. CHEESE BULL'S EYES Here's something that's sure to score with the "Cooky Crowd!" Cooky sheet Vi am (1 stick) butter Vx cup firmly packed dark brown sugar, % cup peanutbutter, creamy style 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 350" preheated electric oven legg 1 tsp. vanilla {;£,£' 1V4 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt Assorted jams ' / Makes 4 dozen Cream together butterand brown sugar. Blend in peanut butter, egg, Cheddar cheese and vanilla-.Sift together flour, baking powder and .salt; stir into creamed mixture. Lightly flour hands and roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on cooky sheet and make thumb-print indentation on each. Bake 12-15 minutes; Fill centers with assorted jams.

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