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New Security Benefits
May Make 47 States
Find New Revenues
Only California, With
$17.45 Share, Is Close to
Matching $20 Maximum
Ml tht Associated Press.
Social Security Board figures indi
cated yesterday that every State ex
cept California, birthplace of the old
age pension movement, would have
to tap new sources of revenue in
order to benefit from new provisions
Of the old-age assistance program.
Ameftdments to the Social Se
curity Act. signed Friday by Presi
dent Roosevelt, raise from $15 to $20
the maximum which the Federal
Government may contribute monthly
to the needy aged on a 50-50 match
ing basis with the States.
Statistics for .Tune rilsrlnceri that
only California, with a $17.45 dona
tion of its own, drew the maximum
from the Treasury, although a dozen
6tates came close.
Many Reached Taxing Limit.
Board officials said no State could
go higher until its Legislature ap
proved an Increase in its own dona
tion. During congressional debate
on the revision, some members said
Btates had just about reached their
taxing limit for this purpose and
might not be able to take advantage
of the increase.
Behind California, the top-ranking
Btates on the old-age assistance list,
together with the present State con
tributions, are:
Massachusetts, $14.16; Colorado,
$14.10; Nevada, $13.28; Arizona,
$13.17; Connecticut, $13.10; District
of Columbia, $12.78; New York,
$11.78; New Hampshire, $11.82;
Wyoming. $11.51. Arkansas was at
the bottom of the list, with the Fed
eral and State governments each
contributing $3.01.
The board estimated the old-age
assistance program would give aid
to 1.857,800 persons this month, with
Illinois leading the list with 133,500.
To Increase Personnel.
Preparing for new work because of
the expanded program authorized in
the amendments, the board an
nounced it soon would increase its
administrative personnel. There will
be little change in the Baltimore
office, where 4,000 employes keep
45,000,000 old-age insurance ac
counts, and in the headquarters at
Washington, where 2,000 are em
ployed. The expansion will take
place in the 323 field and 12 regional
offices.
Congress approved an increase
from $21,450,000 to $22,000,000 in the
board's administrative expenses for
the current fiscal venr Tt vnt»rf
$358,000,000 for old-age assistance,
unemployment compensation, aid to
dependent children and the blind.
Last year's total was $307,000,000.
Besides raising the maximum old
age assistance contributions, the new
amendments would freeze the old
age insurance pay roll contributions
by employer and emplove at 1 per
cent each until 1943, and would ad
vance the date for beginning pay
ments of these benefits from January
1, 1942, to next January 1.
Democrats
(Continued From First Page.)
rates and thanked the President for
assisting in this cause. This reso
lution said there had been “consid
' erable injustice and inequality due
to freight rate differentials fixed
under economic conditions now far
outmoded and antiquated.”
Mayor Kelly, final speaker at the
convention, entered the hall to the
accompaniament of an Illinois girls’
band. Placards reading ‘‘Kelly
leading New Deal Mayor,” decorated
the platform.
Sees Third Term Sentiment.
He told the convention, amid
cheers, that he believed its sentiment
Was for a third term for Roosevelt.
Saying the President had enlisted
for the duration" of the fight for
•ocial objectives, he added:
"In this economic war against
starvation and unemployment and
this social struggle against in-;
security, Mr. President, we demand
that you continue as commander
In chief of our liberal humanitarian
government.”
Mr. Adams, the new president, is
a trustee of the University of Il
linois. In 1936 he was State chair
man of the "Horner for Governor"
clubs which helped win the nomina
tion for Gov. Henry Horner. In
1936 and 1938 he managed the down
Btate campaign headquarters and
tor the last two years he has served
as chairman of the State Advisory
Committee of the Young Democrats.
The auburn - haired new vice
president, Mrs. Burns, resigned her
Washington position recently, but
said this was not “altogether” due
to the Hatch act.
The organization amended its
constitution to provide for awarding
Its future conventions, beginning
With 1943. to the city making the
"highest bid" for expenses.
U. S. Mortgage Dealing
Nets $1,059,371
Br the Associated Press.
Jesse H. Jones, Federal loan ad
ministrator, reported yesterday that
the Federal National Mortgage As
sociation had a net profit of $1,059,
371 during the six months ended
June 30. The association buys and
makes loans on Federal Housing
Administration-insured mortgages.
During the six months, Mr. Jones
Baid. the association had income of
$2,708,355, all but $17,335 of which
was interest Income. Interest
charges amounted to ,$867,824, and
other expenses to $781,160.
I. C. C. Orders Rails
Using Trucks to
Get Certification
Common Carrier Status
Exists in Such Service,
Commission Declares
Bs the Associated Press.
The Interstate Commerce Com
mission ruled yesterday that rail
roads must obtain certificates as
common carriers when substituting
motor-vehicle service for rail serv
ice in connection with their less
than-carload traffic.
“There can be no doubt that the
interstate transportation service
nere under consideration is common
carrier service and that the rail
carriers must either have authority
to engage in common carriage by
motor vehicle in its own right, or the
motor carriers joining in such serv
ice must be authorized to act as such
carriers in their individual capaci
ties,” the commission commented.
“The Southern and Western rail
carriers, with one exception, utilize
in this service either their own
trucks, subsidiary, or other motor
carriers, all with proper carrier au
thorization, so that their substitu
tion service presents no difficulties
under the certificate provision of
the act.
"The situation of the Eastern rail
carriers and the St. Louis South
western Railway is different in that
they utilize to some extent so-called
contract carriers by motor vehicle
in this service. They are the rail
ca Tiers who urge that they are ship
pers in relation to such contract
motor carriers and that neither they
nor such contract carriers are or
should be required to act as common
carriers by motor vehicle in their
relation to the public. * * *
"If the service is to be performed
by motor vehicles owned or leased
by the rail carrier, the latter must
have authority to engage in com
mon carriage by motor vehicle in its
own right, and if the service is per-!
formed by motor vehicles not owned
or leased by the rail carrier, the
motor carrier performing the sub
stituted service must have operating
rights as a common carrier.”
The Eastern railroads and the St.!
Am wavs Snl A A _ A1.
within 30 days applications for au
thority to act as common carriers by
motor vehicle. These applications,
the I. C. C. said, will be given prompt
attention.
Thousands Try to Attend
Slain Girl's Funeral
By the AssocUted Press.
CAMDEN, N. J„ Aug. 12—A surg
ing. noisy crowd of several thousand
curious pounded on a church door
today after fading to gain admit
tance for the funeral of slain Wanda
Dworecki, 18-year-old minister's
daughter.
At the same time. Larry T. Doran,
chief of Camden County detectives,
reported an arrest was imminent.in
a search for the slayer who stran
gled and beat the auburn-haired girl
and dumped her body into a weed
patch near a lovers’ lane five
days ago.
Hundreds followed as the girl’s
body was taken in a white casket
from a funeral parlor to the First
Baptist Church, six blocks away
There they tried in vain to jam
through the doors into the little
garagelike building which seats
but 185.
Largest Family Reunion
Expected to Draw 60,000
FLAT TOP, W. Va.. Aug. 12.—The
mowing machine whirred lazily over
the twin hill* across from the fill
ing station today, preparing the land
for the coming of the amazing Lilly*,
whose transcribed family tree would
paper a good-sized room.
With an official attendance of
80,000, the Lilly* claim to run the
biggest family reunion in the United
States and none denies them that
honor.
Next week this lonely hamlet atop
the Southern West Virginia moun
tains will welcome for the 10th
time the descendants of Robert and
Mary Fanny Moody Lilly and their
myriad friends.
There are at least 25.000 de
scendants of Robert and Mary Lilly,
who bother lived in three centuries,
nooen irom two to ibiu ana ms wue
from 1696 to 1807.
They settled along the lush Blue
stone Valley In what is now Sum
mers County and founded a clan
which still has its roots in three
West Virginia counties, but whose
members come back from every
State for the reunion.
A. A. “Cousin Abe" Lilly, presi
dent since the association was formed
In 1930, predicted the crowd for
the two-day celebration. August 19
and 20, would equal If not exceed the
60.000 at the 1938 Jamboree.
The principal speaker this year
will be Assistant Secretary of War
Louis A. Johnson, whose home Is in
Clarksburg. The address on August
20 will be broadcast.
With him on a program which in
cludes at least two dozen addresses
will be Gov. Homer A. Holt, former
Gov. H. G. Kump, Mayor W. C.
Snyder of Bluefleld, Mayor D. Boone
Dawson of Charleston, Republican
8tate Chairman Robert H. C. Kay, j
Circuit Judge W. H. File of Beckley,
former Representative Hugh Ike
Shott of Bluefleld, Circuit Judge D.
M. Easley of Bluefleld, presidents
of a half dozen other reunion as
sociations and Lillys numerous.
81nglng, dancing and a lot of out
door picnicking will make up the
rest of the entertainment.
Farley Lays Wreath
On Pilsudski's Tomb
By the Associated Press.
KRAKOW, Poland, Aug. 12—Post
master General James A. Farley
laid a wreath on the tomb of Mar
shal Joseph Pilsudski In an elabo
rate ceremony today and then went
i sightseeing in this historic city.
Mr. Farley planned to leave Po
land tonight for Vienna, continu
ing a tour which he has called just
a vacation with no political sig
nificance.
Cigarette Firm Charged
With Misleading Claims
B» the Associated Press.
The Federal Trade Commission
announced yesterday It had charged
Philip Morris & Co., Ltd., Inc., with
making misleading representations
in the sale of cigarettes.
The commission said the com
plaint, which must be answered
within 20 days, charged the com
pany’s cigarette containers "and
other advertisements had falsely
represented the respondent as being
established for over 80 years and as
having factories in Cairo, Egypt, and
Hamilton, Canada, when such were
not the facts.”
“The complaint further charges
the respondent,” the commission’s
statement continued, "with having
falsely represented that it was an
English corporation and that it
held a warrant entitling it to display
the British royal arms when such
was not the truth.
"The respondent’s representations
are also allegedly false in that they
represent ‘Philip Morris,’ ‘English
Ovals’ and 'Players Navy Cut’ ciga
rettes as being manufactured in
England when this is not a fact.”
Vain Vigil
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. UP).—Mrs. Doyle
Lynn planted a rare cereus "Queen
of the Night” flower eight years ago
and waited patiently for the one
night when it would bloom.
When the flower finally blossomed,
for four hours—she was away on
vacation.
THE “TRAFFIC EYE” MAY SEE YOU NEXT!—These photo
graphs are samples of the effectiveness of the metropolitan po
lice’s new “traffic eye” camera-equipped patrol car, placed in
operation last week. When a picture like the one shown above is
presented in court there can be little doubt that the defendant
—in this case, a truck driver—violated regulations which pro
hibit double parking. —Metropolitan Police Photo.
---A __
This motorist was surprised at this graphic proof that he was
clipping alpng at about 45 miles an hour—see speedometer on
patrol car, lower left—and straddling a white traffic lane line
at that. The patrol car catches up with its quarry, levels off at
the same speed about 20 yards behind and snaps the camera
shutter. In most instances even the numbers on the license
are recorded plainly.
Perhaps a plea of guilty would have been entered anyway,
but this photograph shown to the offending motorist before
court convened made such a plea doubly certain. Note on the
‘‘traffic eye” speedometer, lower left of the picture, that the
car ahead Is traveling over Taft Bridge on Connecticut avenue
about 45 miles an hour. The driver was fined $10. (The camera
Is situated behind the windshield, top and center.)
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Another plea of guilty was entered in this case. The driver,
demonstrably going about 38 miles an hour (on Georgia avenue),
was fined $5.
The above motor cycle operator, shown to be going about
35 miles an hour, pleaded guilty, was fined $10.
Black Widow Spiders
Fail to Awe Miner
By the Associated Press.
TAYLORVILLE, 111., Aug. 12.—
William Dycus, coal miner, keeps
f—-—■ --- - ... ——
deadly black widow spiders as pets.!
As many as 700 of them scramble
over his hands at the height of
the breeding season.
They eat one another, but never
bite him because, he thinks, his
hands are too tough.
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