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FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1960 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE SEVEN Anniversary Social Security To BP Mnrkfd This month. the Alton sorlal Spfiirity offfrp is participating In thr nationwide celebration of! n silver anniversary. Twenty- fhr years ago. when the oriR-| InaljAcf was signed info law on 1 AUK. 14, 1935, Federal social security was horn. • Old-age Insurance henefits to' rrrlmn employed people was a provision in the original law. Be-! fore henefits first herame pay-' nhle In January 1940. the orig-! innl law was hroadened to in- 1 eliiHp payments to dependants! nnd survivors of these workers., Disability protertlon rame intoj being in September 1954; disa-l hilily benefit payments first be-j rnme payable for .Inly, 1957. Mnny people will wall Jan. ! 1p.'i7 when improvised spare in' post of Urns was tised to issue i nor id I sernrity account cards. However, not all people who were thnn working for a living needed to apply for a social security card. In fart, social security in its infant years wax a concern of less than onr worker in every ten. Only employes in eommerre and industry (those who had jobs in mills, mines, offices. stores, banks, garages. hotels, restaurants, beauty parlors. etc.! were then engaged in work 'thai counted toward' social security protection. About 26 million of the Nation's labor force began to acquire credit toward old-age insurance in January 1!«7. By the time benefits first became payable in January 1940. social security offices had been opened in several hundred communities throughout the Nation. Then, as now these offices directly serve people who have! Rained or are building protection under the program. The first social security office serving people in this area was in East St. Ixxiis, Illinois. At that* time, residents of this area were served by the Hast St. Ixmis, Illinois social security office. The first social security office in Alton wa« opened on Dec. 4. 1950. It was located at 12?, West Third Street. Today, the office at 543 Kast Broadway is one of the 584 social security district offices in continental United States. Alaska. Hawaii, and Puerto Rico maintained to deal directly with the public on matters pertaining to old-age, survivors. and disability insurance protection under the social security law. While social security, in the beginning, afforded protection to less than 10 per cent of the working population and only one! person in twenty could look for-i ward to benefit payments under any public plan, the basic! ideas underlying social security were age-old. In fact, many ofi the institutions now included within our Federal social seeur- 1 iry system were in operation in, this country long before the birth of social security twenty-, five years ago. Public assistance was established in each of the 13 original! colonies early in the history of these settlements. The Marine 1 Hospital (forerunner of the U. ; S. Public Health Service) was; established by the Federal Gov-i ernment in 1798 for the care of; American seamen. The first: trade-union unemployment in-! surance plan was adopted in ' 1831; the first municipal pen- : sion (providing disability and; death benefits for New Yorkj City policemen) dates from 1857. j As long ago as 1875, the first! private pension plan in American industry came into being. The Federal social security program was born in the aftermath of a great economic depression that swept away millions of jobs and left many families bereft of their life savings. Social security was devised as a compulsory, contributory program to replace in part earnings lost to a family because of its breadwinner's old-age or death. Hopper to Leave Piasa District SHIPMAN—The Board-of Education of Southwestern District accepted Thursday night the resignation of Gordon Hopper, principal of Southwestern High School at Piasa. Hopper asked that he be released to accept a post as assistant superintendent and high school principal in Woodland Community Unit No. 5 at Streator, 111. Hopper and his wife and their four children reside in Shipman and will move to Streator as boon as accommodations can be obtained, Hopper said. OUT FLOWERS Flirtl Arnniiminti Member Florist's Telegreph Delivery Association LEO WUJJM, ttlt. LKO WIJJJK, JU. Alton Floral fhom. HO *-4» II HO t-8(U7 BEDDING! Full or Twin Cotton Mattroti Twin Size Inninpring Mattroti Twin Matching Box Spring I- nil Size Innorspring Mattress And Matching Box Springs Full Size Innmpring Mattress And Matching Box Spring! 1,0X8 Coils '88" REFRIGERATORS! '16T* '197 Reg. $229.95 9 Cu. Ft. FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR Reg. 249.95 11 Cu. Ft. FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR Reg. 519.95 12.2 Cu. Ft. 2-DOOR REFRIGERATOR $ Frost-Free, Porcelain inside and outside , Reg. $499.95 13 Cu. Ft. 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