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The Wilmington morning star. [volume] (Wilmington, N.C.) 1909-1990, June 23, 1940, Image 10

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74 Persons In This District
Receive Social Security Checks
In the area served by the Wil
mington office of the Social Se
curity board, 74 persons are receiv
ing monthly payments of old-age
or survivors insurance. Of these
recipients 47 are insured workers
who have reached the age of 65
and who have retired from regu
lar employment in business or in
dustry. Some six of these annuit
ants have wives who are 65 years
old or over, and they too are re
ceiving monthly payments of old
age insurance. There are four chil
dren of annuitants (retired work
ers) who are receiving monthly
payments! while 12 children of in
sured workers who died this year
also receive monthly benefits. Wi
dows receiving survivors monthly
benefits number five.
This statement was made yes
terday by' George W7. Jeffrey', man
ager of the Wilmington office of
the Social Security board, which
serves the counties of Bladen,
Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus.
Craven, Jones, New Hanover, On
slow, Pamlico and Pender.
Jeffrey explained that a man
who has worked in a factory or a
store or in some other industrial or
business concern since the old-age
insurance system went into ope
ration, and has ualified for bene
fits, may claim a payment upon
reaching age 65. W7hen an insur
ed worker reaches age 65 and be
gins receiving old-age insurance
payments, additional benefits may
crr» hie wifo if she*. i« fin nr when
she reaches age 65. Each of his
children also may receive monthly
payments if they are under 16 (18
if still in school.)
Monthly payments to the wife of
an annuitant amount to one-half
of his own monthly benefit. The
monthly payment to each of his
minor children is also one-half of
his monthly benefit. The amount
of monthly insurance payments
which any member of the worker's
family may receive depends upon
the amount of the worker’s own
insurance genefit. If the claimant’s
primary’ insurance benefit is $30 per
month, then his wife will get $15
per month. That means $45 per
month for the couple.
Suppose another retired worker
receives $35.50 a month, and his
two minor children get $15.25 a
piece. That amounts to $61.00 per
month which this family receives
under the old-age insurance system.
Jeffrey pointed out that pay
ments of old-age and survivors in
surance are made without regard
to the needs of the recipient.
Monthly benefits come to the work
er or to his family as a matter of
right because of wage earnings in
covered employment.
Payments of old-age and survi
vors insurance in the Wilmington
area range all the way from $10 a
Inonth to a little more than $41.20
per month. No annuitant ever re
ceives less than $10.00 per month.
The average monthly payment oi
old-age and survivors insurance in
this area during the first five
months of 1940 was about $19.12.
Jeffrey said that in the Wilming
ton area there were 16 insured
workers who died this year after
having worked in covered employ
ment for a sufficient length of time
to entitle their dependents to bene
If an insured worker dies, leav
ing survivors who are entitled to
benefits, monthly payments will
go to his children until they are
16 (18 if still in school) and to his
widow, regardless of age, as long
as his children under 18 are in her
care and she remains unmarried.
Under such circumstances the
widow with young children in her
care receives three-fourths the
amount of her husband’s primary
insurance benefit, and each of his
minor children receives one-half
of his primary insurance benefit.
Jeffrey called attention to the
fact that total payments to a fami
ly are limited to twice the work
ers primary insurance genefit, or
80 per cent of his average monthly
pay and must not exceed $85.Ou
per month.
In addition to the monthly pay
ments to retired workers, their
aaed wives, their minor children.
and to widows and children of de
ceased workers, in the Wilmington
area 16 survivors of insured work
ers who died this year have re
ceived lump-sum death payments
under provisions of the revised So
cial Security Art. These payments
range from $60 to little more than
Jeffrey explained that where the
insured wage earner dies and leaves
no survivors entitled to monthly
benefits, a lump-sum payment will
be made to the widow or widower
or children or parents of the de
ceased. If no one of the above
mentioned relatives is living, a pay
ment to cover burial expenses will
be made to the person who paid
such expenses. The death payment
to a person who has pair burial ex
penses will be the amount of such
expenses not in excess of six times
the primary benefit. For instance,
if it is found that a deceased work
er's primary insurance amounts to
$10 the maximum payment would
be $60.
Jeffrey emphasized the fact that
he and members of his staff are
glad to assist claimants in filing
their applications for benefits and
in securing whatever proof they
may need in connection with their
claims for old-age and survivors
insurance. The Wilmington office Is
located at 101 Customhouse Bldg.
Here is Mayor Thomas E. Cooper as he threw a switch last midnight changing the city’s telephones
from the manual system to the new dial exchange. The operation involved a 60-second interruption in
service. Other city and county officials took part in short ceremony just prior to the cutover. There will
be no more interruptions in telephone service, officials said.
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Editor’s Note: At the request
of the Star-News, R. F. Lamp
kin, wire chief of the Raleigh
district office of the Southern
Bell Telephone company pre
pared the following explanation
of what happens when you
make a call over your dial
When the receiver is removed
from the switchhook at the calling
telephone a short-circuit is placed
through the transmitter on the line
extending through the aerial and
underground cable through the
cross connecting frames to the dial
equipment, sending a signal to the
“Line Finder” switch, which as
the name implies, finds the line, by
stepping vertically and rotary until
the calling line is reached. The
Line Finder picks this line from a
group of 200 lines and returns a
low frequency uninterrupted “dial
tone” to the subscriber indicating
that the automatic- equipment is
ready to receive the call. The line
finder immediately makes the call
ing line buy to incoming calls,
and extends the line to the first se
lector. The first selector responds
to the first digit dialed, stepping
vertically as many steps as there
are units in the digit dialed and
automatically moves in a rotary
motion until an idle trunk to a sec
ond selector is found.
The first, second and third selec
tors are identical mechanically and
electrically and respond to the first,
second and third digits respective
ly; routing the call to the desired
“hundred” and an idle “connec
tor” switch.
The connector switch responds
to the last two digits of the called
J. R. Thomas, manager of the
Wilmington office of the Southern
Bell Telephone company, which re
cently moved into its new quarters
at Fourth and Princess streets. The
change to dial telephones was made
last midnight.
number stepping the brushes verti
cally to the proper level and ro
tary to the called terminal. The
principal functions of the connec
tor switch are to test the called
line fcr a busy condition and to re
turn an interrupted tone “Busy
tone” to the calling subscriber if
the line is found busy, if the called
line is found to be idle, the con
nector completes the connection
and applies matching ringing to the
called line at six-second intervals
and an audible ringing signal to
the calling party until the sub
scriber answers or the call is
abandoned by the calling subscrib
When the called party answers
lis telephone, a cross is placed on
his line through the transmitter
electrically energizing a realy in
the connector switch, removing the
machine ringing from the line and
connecting the calling and called
lines together. Talking battery is
furnished from the connectoi
switch to both lines. When the con
versation is finished and the calling
and called parties restore the re
ceiver on the switch hook, all cen
tral office equipment is restored to
normal by the release mechanism
in each switch and is ready for
another call.
The switches we have been
speaking of are of three distinct
types, similar in appearance but
in operation, they have few com
mon characteristics. The line find
er starts at the signal from the
calling station to step vertically to
the multiple bank level in which
the line appears and then horizon
tally to the calling line terminal
under control of its own relays
ana electrically operatea stepping
mechanism; this happens before
"Dial Tone” is sent back on the
calling line. The selector must be
directed to the proper trunk by
means of dial impulses also the
connector is directed to the called
line under control of the dial im
pulses. All switches consist of a
shaft capable of ten vertical steps
and ten horizontal steps. Brushes
are attached to the shaft for mak
ing connection to the lines and
truck circuit sthrough the central
office. The shaft and brushes are
directed to the proper line or trunk
terminal by electrically operated
"vertical” and "rotazy” magnets.
These magnets ate indirectly un
der control of the subscribers dial
Dials are adjusted to 8 to 11
pulses per second and the central
office dial equipment is adjusted
to respond to dial at this speed.
Contrary to general belief, the
central office equipment is func
tioning as the dial returns to nor
mal and not as it is being pulled
why it is important to let the dial
around to the finger stop; that is
return to normal without forcing
or retarding it. If the dial is not
allowed to return to normal at its
own speed, you will reach a wrong
number. 1
Navy Benefits Cited
By Recruiting Officer
Those yound men of Southeastern
STorth Carolina who enlist now in
;he U. S. Navy will have an ad
/antage over those who enlist la
;er in the way of promotions, train
ing, education, a permanent job,
;ood pay, and financial security in
ater years, F. L. Williams, local
■ecruiting officer, said yesterday.
Once the navy is settled down
ind stabilized at the figure nec
essary to maineain it on its ex
panded basis the speeding up of
raining and promotion will of nec
essity slow down to normalre
juirements, so those who enlist at
present will be in a more favor
ible position to take advantage of
hese opportunities, Williams said.
The approved and prospective in
crease in the navy now in the pro
cess of being acted on by Congress
ppens up unparalled opportunities
ior yound men who are in position
;o take advantage of them, h e
“The prospects now are that the
navy will be doubled in ships and
men in the next two or three years,
rhis expanded naval organization
will be a permanent and continu
ing project for as long as can be
Eoreseen, in the light of world con
fitions. In order to meet this ex
pansion, trained men will be re
“And these trained men will be
obtained from those now in the
navy and those who enlist in the
navy now and in the immediate
future; The prospects are that pro
motion will be rapid for it will
be necessary to develop and train
men to occupy the higher ratings
and these will profit by the in
creased pay which goes with such
promotion,” Williams said. 4
Migratory Workers’
Station Here Closed
An interception station, estab
lished for the purpose of directing
migratory woriters who came from
the sout.has been closed after
having been in service for about
a week, the Wilmington officer of
the North Carolina State employ
ment service reported yesterday.
The station, located at Powell’s
Service station on the highway
west of the city, served the potato
growers in the central' and north
ern coastal areas of the state by
sending the workers to the localit
ies where they were most need
ed. 3
Dr. Mebane To Address
Bradley’s Creek Club
Dr. W. C. Mebane, Jr., will ad
dress the Bradley’s Creek Service
club at its regular meeting Mon
day night,, to be held at 8 o’clock
at the home of Miss Rosa Lee
All members are urged to at
tend and visitors will be cordially
received. ' 4
a ■mn?'DmTciTn-.__
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Lemon JuictT Recipe
for Rheumatic Pain
If you suffer from rheumatic or
neuritis pain, try this simple inex
pensive, home recipe. Get a pack
age of Ku-Jiix Compound, mix it
with a quart of water, add the
juice of 4 lemons. Often within 48
hours—sometimes overnight—splen
did results are obtained. If the
pains do not quickly leave you R11
Ex will cost you nothing to try as
it is gold under an absolute monev
back guarantee. Ru.Ex Js f ney
and recommended by Saunders drue
store and drug stores everywhere. 4
[*hird And Princess Intersec
tion To Be Repaved By
State Forces
Improvement work on Princess
rom Front to Fifth, including all
ntersections, with the exception of
[Third and Princess, which will be
uidertaken by the state highway
nd public works commission, has
ieen completed by the contractor,
i*. D. Cline, of Raleigh, James
C. L. Wade, commissioner of pub
ic works, announced yesterday.
The section on Princess from
rront to Fifth will be repened
donday for the use of the public.
Dther sections completed yester
lay included 16th to 17th on Prin
:ess and on 17th to the north side!
>f the Market street intersection.
Effective Monday, Commissioner
iVade said, cleaning up operations
ind hand ironing processes will
cegin on Princess from Front to
L7th, and north on 17th from Prin
cess to Market, completing the
contract with Cline.
The state highway and public
works commission has lifted ties
and tranlrc at tho intorcontinn
Ninth and Market streets and
south-on 17th from the north side
of the 17th and Market street in
tersection. This section will be lat
er filled in with rock and paved
with asphalt.
“The department of public works
expresses appreciation to the gen
eral public for its fine spirit of
cooperation while the paving work
has been underway and expresses
the hope that the completed pro
ject will justify the inconvenience
to which they were put.” Com
missioner Wade said. 3
Burney Will Address
St. John’s Gathering
The Men’s club of St. John’s
parish will hold its June meeting,
the last meeting for the summer,
in the uarish house, Thursday eve
ning, June 17, at 6:15 p. m., with
supper served by the ladies of the
Woman’s Auxiliary.
The guest speaker will be Judge
John J. Burney, who will bring a
message of much importance ot
the men at this “darkest” period
of the world’s history.
All of the men of the church and
their guests are urged to attend
this meeting and those who can
attend are requested to let either
Rev. E. W.Halleck or Nathan S.
Haskett, president of the club, of
their intention to attend. 4
Miss Mason Announces
Home Club Schedule
Miss Ann Mason, county home
demonstration agent, yesterday an
nounced her schedule for meetings
to be held Monday morning for
the purpose of discussing with 4
H club boys and girls the plans
for camps and short courses at
N. C. State college this summer.
She will also sign any family
who will qualify for a mattress.
The meetings, each of which will
be from 10 to 11 o’clock, will be
as follows:
Monday, Wrightsboro clubhouse;
Tuesday, Castle Haynes Home De
monstration clubhouse; Wednes
day, Masonboro clubhouse; Thurs
day, Winter Park schoolhouse; Fri
day, Bradley’s Creek school; Sat
urday, home agent’s office at the
customshouse. 4
Are Planned By (J $
rhe war department djV ■ -
lay that approximately •
:hin< guns of World Wa‘r U.
3eing converted into heavi"’9
3ns adaptable for use a„ r "W*
md low-flying airplane^ ^ tasl»
The guns are ,30.caliu
cooled types, such as th!? >
illy used successfully b\ Vt' 0ri»'*
can forces near the h * A®9"
World war. Thev ar» bei- ° :i*
ed at Hock Island, m Cw,r
.50-calibre air-colled -un= 15:5
er ranger and harder hitticl'p-'0”8,
The house completed conn*, -
action today on legislation °”al
ing for two years from jJ?®*
present 3 1-2 per cent
on land bank loans. rates
A Great Difference
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commodate any Home, regardless of the size mid cost. It w.
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| In addition to the Broad Honiesites in FOREST HILLS von
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