i 12 Th Newi-Rview, Roseburg, Ori. Sat., Junt 4, 1949 Growth Of Social Security System. Recommendations For Expansion Are Set Forth Growth of the old-age and sur vivors insurance system in the U. S., as Just reported to Con gress in the 1948 Federal Security Agency annual report, is reflect ed in this area by data from the local social security office. Paul F. Johnson, manager, stated that as of June 30, 1948, when data in the agency report was com piled, 633 people in Douglas coun ty were receiving $9,185 monthly in old-age and survivors insur ance benefits. He said that by the end of April, 1949, these fig ures had increased to an estimat ed 618 people receiving $10,685 monthly, or a general Increase of about 16 per cent during the 10 month period. The Social Security Adminis tration section of the report, pre pared by Arthur J. Altmeyer, commissioner for Social Securily, showed that in the United States on June 30, 1948, there were 2,163,000 personsreceiving monthly benefits amounting o 2,163,000 persons receiving ance benefits go to Insured, re tired workers over 65, their wives if over 65, and their dependent children, and to the widows, chil dren, and dependent parents of insured wage earners who have died. Interim reports which have been prepared show that by April 30, 1949, the number of these insurance beneficiaries had climbed on up to 2,480,000 men, women and children getting benefits at the rate of $49,750. 000 per month. As Altmeyer ob served In the preface to "his re port, "the social security pro grams . , , operated during the fiscal year 1948 In a setting of full employment, a record pcaee- . time production of goods and services, and rising prices. . . . Earnings were higher, and the ' aggregate volume of savings in creased." The Social Security Adminis tration's section of the report, covering operations of the Chil dren's Bureau and the Bureaus of Public Assistance, Employ ment Security, and Old-Age In surance, is being received with special attention this year be cause of several proposals for changes In these programs now under study in Congress. Under mandate from Congress to sub mit recommendations for needed revisions in the law, the admin istration proposed in the report, with respect to old-age and sur vivors insurance, that: (1) Coverage for wage earn era be extended to farm people, the self-employed, domestic work ers, and most other gainful work ers now excluded. (2) The rale of benefits be sub stantially increased, from the present maximum for a family of $85 up to a possible $150. Most beneficiaries, present and pros- fiectlve, would have their month y payments increased 70 per cent or more. (3) The age of eligibility for women to receive benefits be re duced from 65 to 60. (4) Beneficiaries' he permitted to earn as much as $50 per month In employment without losing eligibility for their monthly pay ments. The present limit is $14.99 per monlh. I5t A worker's earnings up to $4,800 per year be subject to tax and corresponding credit to 'ward benefits rather than the present limit of $3,000 per an num. The Social Security Adminis tration also urged enactment of a system of cash benefits for dis abled Insured workers. This plan, Integrated with the present old age and survivors insurance, would provide monthly benefits on a similar basis when a work er incurred a period of extended disabilityior was permanently dls- THE KIND WITH THE Top Wire PAINTED RED You've heard about thin fence over the radio-in your farm papers. Known everywhere lor its extra Ion- life. It's the exclunive "Gal vannealed" procem that puts on an extra heavy, nealher-resinting coating of line. It's made of runt resisting copper-bearinjt sleel. It's strongly, honestly made in every ay. Com in and look over eur stock. Buy Where You Share In The Earnings Douglas County Farm Bureau Cooperative Exchange ROSEBURG, OREGON Phone 98 Located W. Washington St. and S. P. R. R. Tracks a b 1 e d . Legislation embodying such proposals has been the sub ject of hearings in the House of Representatives during recent months. The agency report submitted to the Congress, as well as a separately published section on social security alone, will be available as public documents. Johnson said that summaries he had received show an array of facts on administration of the social security plan, which has been In effect since Jan. 1, 1937. A total of 76.9 million living wage earners had earned some wage credits under the system by Jan. 1, 1948. The study shows that of these 36.8 million persons were fully Insured, including 11.6 million who arc both fully and permanently Insured. An addi tional 5.7 million persons have worked long enough to be cur rently Insured, for protection of their families. Mr. Johnson said that benefits being paid here highlight the family protection offered by old age and survivors insurance, as emphasized In the report. At this time, he said, approximately 37 per cent of the Douglas Coun ty beneficiaries are children and mothers with children in their care. The remaining 63 per cent are Insurance beneficiaries 65 years of age or over. Elks Swarm To Klamath Falls For State Meet KLAMATH FALLS, June 4. (VP) Elks of Oregon swarmed over Klamath Falls today as the annual state Elks Association con vention opened its business ses sions with a registration that ex ceeded all expectations. Convention headquarters re ported registration of more than 2,500 when the first business ses sion began. 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Outstanding public event of the lodge sessions will be the huge flag parade to march down the main street of Klamath Falls at 1:30 p. m. today. "Corvallls is making a strong bid for the 1950 convention and has plastered the lodge building here with Corvallls banners. El mo Angele, Lakeview, first vice president of the association, is expected to succeed A. N. Nicolal of McMinnville as president. Portland Elks arrived this morning by special train, which will also be their hotel home dur ing their slay in jam-packed Klamath Falls.-, Historians believe that the "brass" referred to In the Bible probably was bronze. OPEN SUNDAYS Lot located on Rose Street between Washington and Oak Streets Wt will accept a deposit and hold any car yoM want for down payment. LOCKWOOD Senator Morse Offers His Own Economy Program EUGENE, June 4 UP) Across-the-board percentage cuts in gov ernment spending are "the lazy man's way" toward economy, Sen. Wayne Morse said in an in terview here. Blanket cuts, such as those pro posed by Sens. Wherry (R.-Neb.) and Ferguson (R.Mich.), are "playing politics with the econ omy," Morse declared. He suggested instead his own three-point economy program: 1 Adoption of the Hoover Commission report on executive R. D. BRIDGES 8avlngs Representative Equitable Savings and Loan Ass'n. Phone 442 Oakland, Ore. - 9:00 - 3:00 . .1.4 S Tl i I ti ..-"t - i ; ........ ' t ' ' ' '' 'I P ' ' 'V"iM"- ' If h-r- ;W?L;'t rwy-w jf, TSTvS- '- "W- I reorganization. 2 An end to politics on the tax issue. 3 True unification of the armed services. Morse said the Hoover report should be adopted without "malor change "I intend to vote for the whole project as the most intel ligent step toward economy" and expressed alarm over what he i viewed as the tendency pf most groups to favor the report except for portions which cut out GOOD PAINT For All Purposes THE Coen Supply Company Stocks Well Known, Dependable Brands Everything For The Builder Floed A Mill Sts. locally important agencies. He warned that in considering economies, no across-the-board cuts in foreign aid should be made. American aid Is essential to the free people abroad, he said, and "it. they can't get help from America they have only one place to turn and they will." When European guilds were ac tive, a man who infringed unon another's textile brandmark waslin punished by having his right hand severed. Phone 121 WHY PAY MORE! BUY NOW AND SAVE Large Selection of Reconditioned Cars Easy Terms Liberal Allowances on Trade-Ins MOTOR Pro-Truman Democrats In ! Senate Ready To Yield To T-H Act Repeal Amendments By MAX HALL WASHINGTON, June 4 (.P) Senate Democratic leader Lu cas of Illinois came out Friday for some amendment of the Tru man administration's bill for re peal of the Taft-Hartley act. In the first official indication that President Truman's hard pressed forces in the Senate are ready to support a compromise in a last-minute effort to win votes, Lucas said in an interview: "In principle, I approve of some amendments." He wouldn't go into detail. His statement came as the Senate's disrupted Democrats gathered behind closed doors for what might be an all-day confer ence on labor legislation. The Senate itself starts its labor de bate Monday. Mr. Truman himself has stout ly maintained that he opposes any compromise. The CIO and AFL have announced they aren't dead set against all amendments, but they say they will never agree to anti-strike injunctions. The administration measure which would replace Taft-Hartley with a modified Wagner act was compromised in the House, but lost anyhow. The compromise, introduced by Rep. Sims (DSC) with the vigor ous backing of Speaker Sam Ray burn (D-Tex), added a few Taft- Hartley provisions to the Truman bill, including 80-day injunctions national emergency strikes. Senator Sparkman (D-Ala) told a reporter today he favors "some GUTTERS . AIR COOLERS Authorized Dealer For . LENNOX and KLEER-KLEEN (Utility basement) (Floor Units 29" deep) FURNACES ROSEBURG SHEET METAL Your HEATING Phone 941 such measure" as the Sims bill. He added, however, that he is "open-minded" concerning the na tional emergency provision and might be persuaded to support some kind of plant-seizure pro posal instead of the 80-day Taft Hartley injunctions. Authority for federal seizure of plants is what some Democrats, like Senator Humphrey (Minn), are advocating as a means of deal ing with strikes which imperil the national health or safety. In an interview Humphrey said he would propose a seizure amend ment to the Truman bill at to day's Democratic conference. He said he also would propose amendments for (1) a specific guarantee of free speech in labor relations; (2) a requirement that both unions and employers bar gain in eood faith, and (3) filing of financial reports by unions, corporations, and employer asso ciations. The Sims bill In the House con tained clauses roughly similar to those. The Sims bill also would have required union and com pany officers to file non-Communist oaths. A non-Communist provision was expected to be proposed today at the Democratic conference, but not by Humphrey. Lucas said there would be no attempt to bind the Democrats to vote for anything. Apparently t h e leadership's plan was to sound out all the Democrats, and write a new bill that would capture as many votes as possible. Center 850 E. 1st St.