Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on September 3, 1959 · Page 5
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Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, September 3, 1959
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Scouts Good Turn Days Sept. 12, 19 i Cub Scouts and Roy Scouts of; Carroll will join with >io other towns of the Southwest lowii Roy Scout Council in their nil n u :i I "Good turn Days" clothing drive for handicapped workers of the Goodwill Industries Saturdays September 12 and li). Cubmaslers Elmer Walz. Kd Marz and Alvan Cox and members of their packs will deliver Goodwill clothing h.'iRs to every home in the city on Saturday, September 12. Scoutmasters Don Schloisman and Louis Nockcls and their troop members will collect I he bags on Saturday, September Meanwhile the IXIRS are to be filled with discarded clothing and other articles which enrvbe reconditioned by handicapped workers in the Good Will Industries plant at Sioux City Again this year, the particular need is for clothing, shoes, small toys, repairable electrical appliances and kitchen utensils: also drapes, curtains, bedding and cloili material Newspaper and magazines will not he included in Ihi- drivc and will not he picked up District Seoul Commissioner |)r E. T. Christcnsen of Harlan asks that everyone fill a bag and an extra box or two with needed articles. He reminds the people of Carroll that this is an opportunity "to he a good scout" and help the local Cub and Roy Scouts in their project ot providing work for Unless fortunate Questions, Answers On Social Security STATE MOTTOS CHICAGO • AW' - Hawaii 's statehood brings a new language to the list of those used lor ol- ficial state mottos. The island state's motto in Hawaiian is la Mail Kc El- 1 U Ka Aina 1 Ka I 'o no." It means. "The lite of tin- land is perpetuated in righteousness." English and Latin are the languages most used tor state mot tos, but a few states ha\e chosen other tongues to say they mean, according to the Rook oi the States. Calilornia. lamed lor its 1849 Gold Rush, has ;| one- word motto, the appropriate Ureek word "Eureka" <I have found it: >. Minnesota's French motto is Etoile du Nord" 'The Star ot the North). Montana, using Spani-h says "Oro y I'lata" 'Gold and Silver i. The only American Indian motto is Washington's "AI ki," which means "Rye and B\<- " MOVING Local and Nation Wide Storage — Crating — Packing Ph. Day 2540 Ph. Night 2618 Carroll, Iowa John Vanderheiden Moving Agents (or North American Van Unes, inc. Arrangements have been made with the Des Moines office of the Social Security Administration to answer questions of Daily Times Herald readers about their old- age, survivors and disability insurance. Answers of general interest will be published in this column. Personal questions will be answered directly by the district office. Write the Daily Times Herald, Carroll. Iowa, or the Social Security Administration District Office, 910 Grand Avenue, Des Moines 8, Iowa. QUESTION: My husband and I have been drawing checks at the minimum rate. Now he has died. Will I draw only three-fourths of his $33.00 monthly rate? ANSWER: No, you will receive $33.00 a month. Although the widow's benefit is usually three- fourths of her husband's monthly rate, a widow alone will not be paid less than $33.00. (Jll'.STION: A question from Carroll — My wife and I have lieen receiving our Social security ; checks in a combined check. How- • eu-r, now that she is in a nursing! home, is it possible for us to get separate checks — one sent to me) and the other to my wife at the nursing home'.' j AN'SWKK: Yes. separate checks can be issued when a couple is, separated Separate checks will be ! issued upon request in cases where I it is burdensome or difficult for the 1 payees to promptly cash the' checks i UCHSTIOV. A 03-year-old man asks (his question — I have been : unemployed for the last two years, i Some friends have Iold me that I i should freeze my social security records so that I won't lose my social security Can I do this? ! ANSWEK: Sony, you cannot , tree/.e your earnings record be-' cause you were unemployed. Soi ial Security earnings can be frozen only when the worker is totally disabled. However, we can drop up to five years of little or no earnings when we figure your heiielit In your case the five-year drop out will cover your years of unemployment. If, therefore, you have had steady work from 1950 nil to the age of 60, the years since then will not be counted against > ou. Ql E.STION: I have been drawing social security retirement check* tor a number of years. Recently a tnend told me that my benetits would soon he exhausted. Is this true.' I am dependent upon im benetits for my livelihood. ANSWEK: No. your benefits do noi h .i \e a time limit on them nor are they ever exhausted. Your iriend lust slipped you litte misin- lurmation You do not need to worry about your social security payments ever running out. QUESTION: I am a farm employee and my employer furnishes me with a house, and with chickens, eggs and cream. Can we report the value of these items for social security since these items are a part of my salary for working there? ANSWER: No,, only the cash wages count for farm work: payment for work with things other than cash, such as a house and the supplies you mentioned, does not count for social security purposes. QUESTION: My husband and I will be eligible for social security retirement checks soon. We have two small children belonging to our daughter that we are raising. Is there any chance of drawing social security for them? ANSWER: As your grandchildren they have no rights to any benefits on your account. However, they would be eligible if you ; legally adopted them. | QUESTION: I have recent I y changed my address and have no, tified the Social Security Admin| istration where to send my checks. Is it necessary for me to also notify the Post Office'.' \ ANSWER: It is not necessary, : but it is always advisable to notify | the Post Office of any change in your address. Beth Eckholdt Is Back from California (Tlmrs Herald Ni-ws Service! MANNING — Beth Eckholdt has returned to the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman i Pfollner. after spending the summer with her sister, Mrs. Howard Steffen and family in Fresno, Calif. Additional Sunday guests in the Pfoltner home were Mr and Mrs Gary Handlos and baby. Omaha and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Borkowski and family. Jefferson Mr. and Mrs. John Frahm and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kruse took Mary Frahm to Omaha Sun lay. where she will begin studies at Commercial Extension this week The group had dinner and spent the afternoon in the William Enen- bnch home in Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Grotel- uschen and Pam returned Thursday from a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Buckles and son at St Louis, Mo. Dennis Fischer has completed two weeks of training at Camp McCoy. Wis i Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grunclmeir spent Tuesday and Wednesday at ; Okoboji. i Marine Lt and Mrs. Donn Kel' sey and family have been visiting his aunt. Tina Meyers, and uncle and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyers Lt. Kelsey will attend courses at Northwestern University. I Mrs Ralph Grundmeier attend- 1 ed a shower for Mane Grundmeier at the Hugo Grundmeier home i in Carroll Sunday evening. Physician Who Never Practiced Medicine Does Well at Business By JACK LEFLER LOS ANGELES <AP> -Medical student Arm and Hammer worked his way through college. By the time he graduated, he had earned a million dollars and was thinking of retiring. Today, 3 years and many more millions later, he's still going strong and isn't thinking of retiring. He's recognized as one of Times Herald, Carroll, la. Thursday, Sept. 3, 1959 world's greatest salesmen. And he's a doctor who has never prac- 1 tieed medicine. ] At 61, he's getting bis feet wet in the oil business after amazing successes in international trade, We put in big inventories and the demand developed overseas. Tops in His Class "1 worked during the daytime and studied at night. 1 got my lecture notes from my roommates and was able to keep up with my studies 'he graduated at the top the 1 of his class' and my business. "By the time I was 23, we were employing several hundred persons, I had a medical degree and a million dollars." "I got out of college in July, 1921," he says. "I was offered an selling art objects in quantities ; internship at Bellevue Hospital but BRONZE .GIRDLE . . . Bronze expert Mike Parise (on lop of ladder) and two other workers examine the statue of Freedom atop the Capitol dome in Washington. Alter the Iml.v, received her first physical examination in nearly 10t» years, it was recommended that bronze straps he used to prevent her Irom coming apart at the seams. never known before, distilling, rais ing cattle. Why Success? He has two explanations for his successes: "Grab opportunity by the forelock." "One thing leads to another." New York City-born Armand Hammer entered Columbia University, intent on being a doctor like his father. In his freshman year, he and his brother, Harry, a chemist, formed a business. Harry manufactured industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals. A r m a n d sold them. "We started out with a small place," Hammer says. "I went around calling on dealers and get it didn't start until January. I had read of the terrible famine in Russia and decided to do what I could about it. "I bought a complete field hospital from the government and went to Russia and did relief work. 1 found people dying like flies. Hero Overnight "After 1 had worked among the Russians foi awhile, I asked them how much i.rain they needed to get by until the next harvest. They told me. I said I'll bring over boats filled with grain if you will fill the boats with something you want to sell. "1 found myself a hero overnight. I was invited to Moscow to meet Lenin. I obtained the first foreign trading concession granted ting orders. We came to the con-'. by the Communist government. elusion there was going to be a "| came back to the United ! a value of 12 million dolars "I realized I would soon be out ol whisky at tha' rate. A chemist friend suggested, 'Why don't you make alcohol out of potatoes and use it to make blended whisky?' Potato Alcohol Plant "I got government approval and bought a plant at Newmarket, N. H., and potatoes in Maine. It was the first potato alcohol plant in the United States. "I ended up with 11 distilleries and sold out to Schenley Distillers for 6'/i million dollars in 1953." "We were selling a distillation by-product as cattle feed," Hammer says. "I established Shadow Isle Farms at Coltenick, N. J., and raised cattle so I could show buyers how good our feed was. We raised black angus cattle and had the first million-dollar cattle sale in the country." Hammer was president of Mutual Broadcasting System for a year and then came to Los Angeles for a visit three years ago. Entered Oil Field "An accountant friend told me about the tax advantages of drilling for oil," he says, explaining his latest venture. He invested in Occidental Petroleum Co., a 40 year-old firm with depleted wells, and became its president two years ago. "When I came along, the company was worth only $120,000," he says. "I agreed to loan the company some money if it would drill wells for itself and for me. I guess I had beginner's luck. Both of the first wells came in — one with an oil field. The company now has great demand for chemicals and States and arranged a contract pharmaceuticals. We felt that with with Ford Motor Co. and 3 other World War I over only a short, American linns to sell their prod- time, the whole world would be! ucls in Russia. I organized Ham- starved for these products. | mer Industrial Co. "We expanded while other peo- j "I found out that the goven- ple, expecting a slump, contracted. : ment was selling art treasures "A penny for your thoughts' minds us: what else can you for a penny'.' ro- buy Medical Care Costs Listed by Welfare Agency DES MOINES — Medical care for individuals receiving old age assistance, aid to dependent children, and aid to blind has provided by the State Department of Social Welfare since January 1. Total costs during the first six month" were ¥1 .«>',.824. This included Sl.07K.ltii! paid on behalf of OA A recipients. S3I0.45K for ADC families, and S-lo.Hili for persons receiving AH. Mrs Irene M Smith, chairman, said that during this six month period, the OA A caseload averaged 35.77.") eases monthly and about 32 (! per cent of these men and women received medical care each month The AB caseload averaged L4.'iO per month, and approximately 2H it per cent had medical care each month. Abo.M 34 per cent health and welfare of the whole community." Mrs. Smith added that the state board had had informal reports from a number of counties indicating vendor-payment medical program has effected savings in county poor fiund expenditures ranging from $500 to $3,000 monthly. Assistance payments to old age been 1 assistance recipients in August were made to 35, lti2 individuals totaling $2,387,790.50, or an average of $07 (it each. In Carroll County there were 260 recipients receiving an average grant of $77.03 each, or a total of $20,027.50. Aid to blind for August in the state totaled $117,931.00 was paid to 1.425 persons at an average of $82,- 7fi each In Carroll County the total was $727.00, paid to eight individuals at an average of $90.88 each Aid to dependent children payments in August were made to 8,529 families, including 31,001 individuals at a total of $1,093,455.30. This averaged $128 20 per family or $34.00 per person. In Carroll Coun "The oil business is romantic," Hammer says. "It gets into your blood. I like it better than anything I have ever been in." But Hammer likes to dream, too, about the one career he passed up — medicine, frun the Czarist palaces. With | "I think I would have made a my brother, Victor, who had stud- j pretty good doctor," he grins. "I ied art, 1 started buying. | have always renewed my license Sold Art Objects j to practice every year. If anything With the art treasures they j ever happens, I'll have something j brought back, Armand, Victor and | Harry established Hammer Galler- I ies in New York City and started | selling the art objects through de! partment stores. This shocked art circles. "But we figured that if you give people bargains, they will buy," Hammer says. "We opened what we thought would be a two-week sale at Marshall Field's in Chi- I cago. It went on for two years." j Later on, one thing led to an- l other for Hammer. "I had 5,000 shares of stock in ; American Distillery Co.," he relates. "In 1943. the company declared a dividend of one barrel of whisky for each share of stock. "1 bottled my whisky and went to Gimbel's Department Store and arranged for them to sell it. There were customers lined up for five blocks outside the store. The war was on, you know, and whisky was scarce. to fall back on." Driver Innocent in Bray ton Man's Death AUDUBON - Leo Kennebeck, 57, Carroll, charged with failure to have his car under control in connection with a fatal accident, was found innocent Tuesday by a jury in justice of the peace court Kennebeck's car struck Charles Thompson, 79, Brayton, as he was crossing Highway 71 in Brayton July 28. Thompson died a few hours later. RED TAPE GALORE MILWAUKEE (AP) -There's a lot of red tape involved in redecorating Milwaukee's fire hydrants. Workmen are busy placing red re- flectorized tape on all 14,000 hydrants to help firemen find them at night. wherever there's Squirt... there's Fun! of the average monthly ADC case-: (y the lota j cost was $6,704.50 and load of 8.552 families had medical avcragot | $U2.C5 for each of the care, it whould be noted that these f am j|j CSi and $39.91 for each of the families comprised an average of individuals included. 31.032 persons, so medical costs fori ADC families must he related to QLD MANUSCRIPT the total number of individuals i ORBANA . 111. (AP> —The Urn- covered. That is. a single medi- V01 . si , v 0 f i 'n mo is Library has pnr- cal approval might include several chlisc d a manuscript used in 1326 members oi the same family. at lne coro nation of Charles IV as During the period, average king of France. The Library paid monthly costs lor medical services $9,500 for the intricate, hand-let- and drugs lor all OAA recipients 1 tered Latin document, which was were $5 03 per person, for AB used to show the order of liturgy $4.02 per person, and lor ADC for French coronations in the 14th SO 04 per family. The last month Century. The manuscript was sold showed a slight decrease in the by a New York firm, cost per case in all categories. I — —— "These average costs for the entire caseload are within our estimates." Mrs. Smith said. "The average costs per ease actually receiving medical care — $15 20 for OAA. $17 58 lor ADC BIG AND LITTLE CHICAGO 'AP> —Louisiana has had 10 constitutions, more than any other state. Its documents have totaled an estimated 201,423 and $15 85 words. Rhode Island, the smallest FOR MORE BEAUTIFUL HAIR NEW REXALL HOME PERMANENT Makes All Other Home Permanents Old-Fashioned lor AB — do not seem excessive up to now. After all. we are providing medical care lor a large group of people — about 08.718 as of June 1, 1959 - many of whom have not had adequate funds lor medical care (or a long time And these slate, has had one constitution,! which happens to be the shortest in the nation —0,050 words, according to the Book of the States. Mrs. R. E. McCoy, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Rob- people many of whom have been ert Burlingame and children deprived ol healthlul living condi- Roger, Robert and Jan of Des lions, are the ones who are most Moines, returned Tuesday after likely to he in need of good medi- spending four weeks at Baby cal supervision We think provid- Lake. Ilackensack, Minn. Mrs. ing them with these services is not Burlingame and children left for only an investment in their health their home in Des Moines and rehabilitation, but in the Wednesday morning. Jt's tin i n [i "fir klnil <>J xoft dl'illh ... iri 'th j 'ri sh fruit flavor i/tiu can see! 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