$150 A MONTH FOR LIFE FROM AGE 65 owl Here is a plan to provide for your family if you should die, or for your retirement years if you survive … You make regular payments to the Sun Life of Canada, then, at age 65, you start receiving $150 a month for life or, if you prefer, $22,572 in cash. Both of these ‘amounts can be increased by leaving your dividends on deposit. Should you not survive to age 65, a minimum of $15,000 will be paid immediately to your family, this amount increasing with the length of time the policy has been in force. By completing the enquiry form below, you can obtain details covering your personal requirements. Plans . can be arranged to provide various amounts of cash or cash or pension at age 60 or 65. MARTIN ELFANT Houston, Texas 210 Century Building Phone: CApitol 4-0686 Name Address …….. IN* …… Mae MD N. Occupation .111141101111.1 Exact date of birth Amounts quoted above are for men. A similar plan Is available for women. Mail to The Texas Observer, 504 W. 24th St., Austin: $4 Enclosed ri Bill the Subscriber BOW WILLIAMS Automobile and it General Insurance Budget Payment Plan Strong Stock Companies 624 LAMAR, AUSTIN GReenwood 2-0545 Let’s Abolish the Poll Tax! TEXAS, M.A.R.C41-4174054 Page 4 May 23, 1958 Procedure Outlined For Hapless Employees Ike for Texas Claim-But AUSTIN Readers have inquired how one goes about getting unemployment compensation, which suggests the general interest of the subject. Ari unemployed person must aver that he was able to work and available for work and has not refused any work offered him. He files his claim with the local Texas Employment Commission or with TEC agents who circulate in JOB CLAIMS DROP SHARPLY IN WEEK AUSTIN The most substantial weekly improvement in the unemployment aspect of the recession in Texas since its serious onset has been reported by the Texas Employment Commission. Total individuals filing claims for unemployment compensation for the week ending May 15 totaled 86,528, down more than 4,000 from 90,913 the week before. Texas Utilities Co., Dallas, announced a slowing of its construction schedules beyond 1959 because “the slowing in our business” has continued in 1958. The University of Texas Bureau of Business Research said residential building permits issued in April reached a point exceeded only during the housing boom of late 1954. In Chicago, Dallas banker Ben Wooten said inventories have reached the buying stage and construction is picking up, but that unemployment continues at 5,200,000 _and that capacity to produce is greater than the desire or possibly the capacity to buy. He said he expects a major upturn, rural areas. A copy is sent to the employer, who has ten days to protest. The employer may, for instance, assert the worker was fired for just cause or misconduct, quit voluntarily without good cause, or is on vacation shutdown, any of which would disqualify him for benefits. The claims representative of TEC makes the initial decision on payment of benefits. Either the employee or employer can take the decision to an appeals examiner at TEC and thence to the TEC itself. The minimum weekly benefit is $28; the amount depends on a worker’s recent taxable wages \(1/26th of wages in four of the last five quarters of his employment, not more than Workmen’s compensation for injured or occupationally disabled workersis acquired by a different procedure. A worker hurt on the job is expected to advise his employer within 30 days and file a claim within six months; the employer files his own report of the injury with the state Industrial Accidents Board within eight days after he learns of it. Often the board sends workers who have lost a week’s work claim papers; insurance companies often settle claims not in question. Decisions of the board can be, and often are, appealed to the courts. Maximum benefits for total permanent disability are $35 a week for 401 weeks; for partial permanent disability, $35 for 300 weeks; for a worker’s death, $35 for 360 weeks for the survivors. The weekly sum can be less than $35 and is based on a formula involving a worker’s average wage rate. The law also provides a long schedule of benefits for specific kinds of injuries. WASHINGTON It has been a full week for Texas interests in Washington. The Eisenhower administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court contending the Gulf states’ rights to the submerged lands extend only three miles from shore, not 10.5 miles, as the states assert. The brief said President Eisenhower, as a layman, believes Texas owns 10.5 miles, but that he also “recognizes that it is for the court to determine the extent of the grant” made in the 1953 law which then-Sen. Price Daniel fought to enact. The 1953 law said only the states retained their tidelands out to their “historic boundaries.” Daniel has said he did not insist on more specification because it would have lost the bill votes needed from other tidelands states. Eisenhower said in campaigns he is for the Texas claim. Sen. Lyndon Johnson expressed concern over anti-American sentiment “popping everywhere.” He told a delegation of 23 prominent Texans, “I don’t want to be president.” He said over his weekly radio broadcast the country needs a realistic and courageous program to control floods and conserve water. He told Secretary of State Dulles at a committee hearing he did not like “personal diplomacy” by “commuting” diplomats. He and Sen. Ralph Yarborough testified before House and Senate committees in favor of federal funds for various Texas construc AUSTIN Almost 3,000 union employees of Phillips Petroleum Co. plants in Borger, the Panhandle’s “Little Pittsburg,” have joined 500 members of local 351, International Union of Operating Engineers, in a strike over working conditions and, company spokesmen say, higher pay. Shut down and picketed are a butadiene plant, a gasoline plant, a carbon black plant, an experimental lab, a research warehouse, and the motor pool. Negotiations reopened with Ethan Walker of the U. S. Conciliation Service present. More than 250 workers are receiving free federal surplus food in Hutchinson county. The company charged that considerable damage to its gas system in four counties has occurred as a result of unauthorized closing in of gas wells, blocking of gathering systems, and opening of gas vents since the strike started last Wednesday night. Persons responsible may be liable to criminal prosecution, said the statement. Two dangerous blowouts have occurred, it added. Meanwhile, Jim Smith, administrator, and L. H. Brantley, staff representative of the United Steelworkers Lone Star Steel local, announced acceptance of an arbiter’s decision that fired strik tion projects, including more spending than now budgeted on the Houston ship channel and Harris County flood control projects and funds for the Colorado River channel project, the Navarro Mills reservoir project, and others. Speaker Sam Rayburn was understood to have given behindthe-scenes support as the House ways and means committee rejected Rep. Frank Ikard’s demand for mandatory oil import quotas and adopted a compromise which does not require the President to set such quottas. At a press conference Eisenhower said one cause of the anti-Nixon riots in Venezuela was “rumors that the United States was trying to impose quotas on … oil producing countriesand, of course, there is no truth to this … none at all.” Ikard continued his fight for his proposal. Nine Texans were appointed to a Texas advisory committee to the U. S. civil rights commission. They are Thomas B. Ramey, Tyler, chairman of the state board of education; William B. Bates, Houston, board chairman, Bank of the Southwest; Robert Lee Bobbitt, San Antonio attorney; J. S. Bridwell, Wichita Falls oilman and rancher; Maurice R. Bullock, Fort Stockton, ex-president of the State Bar; Jerome Crossman, Dallas, president, Ryan Petroleum Corp.; Mack Hannah, Jr. Port Arthur, board chairman, Texas Southern University; Dr. Umphrey Lee, Dallas, chancellor of SMU; Dr. M. E. Sadler, Fort ers must waive back pay since the Lone Star strike and in return would be reinstated with seniority. “It is now time for both sides to sit down together to plan ways of restoring prosperity to the company and its employees,” Smith said. Company employees who did not walk out in the strike and those hired since sued in a state court in Longview to enjoin the company from breaching its contracts with them. Smith said those filing the suit have no contract because federal law requires the company to contract exclusively with the steelworkers union. In Dallas, a district judge ruled the 300 members of five labor unions who work for the Dallas school board may be represented by their union representatives in grievances over wages, hours, and working conditions. A former official of operating engineers local 450 said in a Jasper court the local’s officials used “goon-squad” tactics to keep opposition members in line. Officials of local 450 have obtained a temporary injunction blocking a trusteeship order of the international union. Some members of the local told of fights in which they said they were slugged and stomped; they said they were frozen off jobs. Worth, president of TCU. An American Farm Bureau Federation lobbyist, Frank Wooley, was denied his request to testify to the House agriculture subcommittee until he agreed to apologize to Rep. Bob Poage for saying recently Poage and other committee members who favored certain farm bills were followers of the communist line. Wooley said he had not meant to imply any committee member was a communist and that he didn’t think Poage was a communist. Johnson’s Election Role Is Discussed AUSTIN The latest Texas game called “Who’s Lyndon Johnson For?” was started by Raymond Moley of Newsweek when he asserted that the senior senator and exGov. Allan Shivers are behind exSen. William Blakley against Sen. Ralph Yarborough. Allen Duckworth of the Dallas News said “Johnson most likely will make no endorsement in the campaign, but you’ll see some of his key men working for Blakley.” Archer Fullingim, editor of the Kountze News, wrote Johnson an open letter, saying he couldn’t see how the Democrats’ Senate majority leader could support Blakley after Blakley voted for Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956. Johnson wrote Fullingim saying, “Of course, I am not going to take any position on the campaign. That is in accordance with my long-established custom.” Last month the Waco NewsTribune reported, in a “special” story from Washington, that Johnson “spoke informally while he was at lunch here with Harry Provence of Waco, editor in chief of Newspapers, Inc.,” and “indicated it is his opinion Senator Yarborough will win a full term to the office. … His only announced opponent is William Blakley of Dallas …” Two days later, again on page one, News-Tribune staffers learned that either their editor in chief had misquoted himself, or one of his reporters had misquoted him. “Johnson Denies Predicting Win for Yarborough” was the headline. Johnson was quoted saying that the April 17 report was erroneous in every detail, and editor Provence “joined Senator Johnson in denying that the conversation reported between them took place.” Phillips Plant Struck Get A Friend To Subscribe To The Observer Name Address City State When You Think of Us, Please Think of Insurance … _ HALL’S WIGINTON HALL LEAGUE CITY Insurance Agency Insurance Agency Insurance Agency DICKINSON, TEXAS ALVIN, TEXAS LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS … And When You Think of Insurance, Please Think of Us
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