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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 1937
Questions About State
RALEIGH. Pertinent questions
that arise in connection with the
XT .1 S 1 TT 1 i
n ui in vaiuuua unemployment
Compensation act are answered by
the commission, composed of
Charles G. Powell, chairman, Mrs.
J. B. Spilman and Major A. L.
Fletcher, commissioner of labor, in
the following question and answer
What i the .aim (of unemploy
To build up a fund for the pay
ment of weekly cash benefits to
eligible unemployed workers., to
stabilize employment and to stabi
lize business by maintaining work
ers' purchasing power. '
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w no is covered oy me unem
ployment compensation law?
, All employers who have eight or
more employees in 2t) or more
weeks, a year, and their employees,
except, that (a) agricultural labor,
domestic service in private homcsj
members of the crew of a vessel,
government employment, and cer
tain non-profit organizations are
exempt, but (b) employers not
specifically subject may voluntarily
elect to come under the act, thus
prpviding unemployment compen
sation protection .for their workers.
How is the fund built up?'
By contributions from employers.
W'kat does the employer contrib
ute to the fund?
0.9 per cent of wages paid in
1936; 1.8 per cent .in 1937; 2.7 per
cent in 1938 and thereafter.
May. an ernpfoyer deduct any
part of his own contribution from
the wages of his workers?
May ' a worker agree to pay any
part of the .employer's oantritlution ?
No. Such an agreement is illegal
What items tare included in
"wages" . upon which contributions'
All remuneration payable- for a
worker's services including wages
or salary, commissions., bonuses,
and the cash value of payrrients in
kind, such as board and room.
Gratuities, such as tips, customarily
received 'by the worker in the
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NEW YORK . . . Perhaps many
boys, of 8 years ihave. Invented
worthwhile gadgets, but Norman
B. Bierman of New York (above),
filed his application for patent on
a closet clothes rack when he was
7Vfc years old and now at 8 has
' been granted a U. S. Patent on his
rack, making him one of our
Crash 8 Bsyer Aspirin tablets in
i glass of water.
Gargle twice. This eases soreness al
Take 2 Bayer Aspirin tablets with
full glass of water.
As soon as you feel yourself catching
cold, follow this modern way. Your
doctor, we know, will endorse it. This
medicinal parole will provide almost
instant relief from rawness and sore
ness. The 13 aver AsDirin vou take in
ternally will act to combat fever and
pains which usually accompany a
cold. Ask for Bayer Aspirin by its full
name not "aspirin alone.
sQi XMf FOR A DOZEN
2 FULL DOZEN FOR 25c
Virtually lc a Tablet
course of his employment from per
sons other than his employer, are
counted as wages.
If an employer is -Jccubtful as bo
whether he is liable under the law,
what should he do?
Pay contributions for 1936 in the
samemanner as an employer who
knows he is covered, andi make
claim. for exemption and refund at
any time within twelve months.
What is t)he relation between the
Federal Social Security Act and the
North Carolina Unemployment
Title IX of the Social Security
Act imposes a uniform tax on em
ployers of eight or more persons,
certain types of employment being
exempt. But, because North Caro
lina has passed an unemployment
compensation law that has beex.
approved by the Social Security
Board, each employer may deduct
from this tax, up to 90 per cent
of its amount, his ojvn contribu
tions to the North Carolina unem
ployment compensation fund. In
other words, he pays only 10 per
cent of the Federal tax to the
Does the NortHi Carolina Act re
quire all .employers to keep amy
Yes. All employers of one or
more should maintain complete em
ployment and payroll records .of
all their workers.
What reports will be made by
the employer to the North Caro
lina Unemployment Compensation
All -employers of one or more
are required to make a report on
their employment to enable the
Commission to determine whether
or not they are liable for contri
butions. All employers of "eight or
more in 20 weeks or more are re
quired to file a summary contri
bution report with remittance due
for the calendar year 1936. Instruc
tions will be issued later about re
ports and ' contributions for 1937.
Such employers will be required
to make reports on the employ
merit and earnings of individual
workers from January 1, 1937.
When do unemployment benefits
Adoi- timiirir 1 ivllpn the
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fund will be sufficient to pay ben
How large are the betaefits?
Fifty per cent of the unemployed
worker's full-time weekly wage,, but
not more than $15 a week and not
less than $5 a week, or three
fourths of his ull-time weekly
wage, whichever is lesser.
How long can n unemployed
worker draw benefits?
(a) Not more than 16 weeks in
a benefit year; (b) however, the
period may be less than 16 weeks,
depending on the worker's, em
ployment and earnings in the two
years before he becomes unem
Who is eligible for unemployment
Those unemployed workers who
(a) 'have -earned not less than 16
times their weekly benefit amounts
in employment in the first four of
the last five calendar quarters ; . Ob)
are .able to work and are available
for work; (c) are unemployed
through no fault of their own ; (d)
have registered . for work at a
State Employment Office, and can
not find suitable work; (e) have
made a claim for benefits. :
May1 the worker draw benefits
at soon as he becomes unemployed!?
No. He must wait for a period
of two weeks after he lias become
unemployed, but the two weeks
need not be consecutive and can
be accumulated over a period ( of
13 consecutive weeks prior to the
time' that the claim for 'benefits
Must the worker take any job
offered lor lose his benefits?
No. He may refuse a job if (a)
the job isjOpeh because of a strike,
lockout, or other labor dispute, or
(b) the wages, hours, or other
working conditions are substantial
ly less favorable than those prevail
ing for similar work in, the locality,
or (c) the worker would be re
quired to join a company union, or
refrain from joining or retaining
membership in a labor organization.
Who administers t'ite North 'Car
olina Unemployment Compensation
The North Carolina Unemploy
ment Compensation Commission.
Are the costs of administering
the North Carolina Law paid out
of the contributions of employers
to the Ndrth Carolina Unemploy
ment Compensation Fund?
No. Special grants of money from
the Federal Social Security Board
are made for this purpose. All con
tributions must be depdsited in a
special fund with the United States
Treasury and can be withdrawn by
the North Carolina Unemployment
Compensation Commission only to
pay benefits to unemployed work
ers. ' . , ; ;
Are all interested groups repre
sented in the administration of the
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LOS ANGELES . . ;. Miss Mar
garet Coberly (above), Los An
geles society girl, is to become the
bride of Allan Henry Hoover, son
of former President and Mrs.
Hoover. Announcement of the en
gagement, was made by.he girl's
parents. No date has been an
nounced for the wedding.
Unemployment Compensation law?
Yes. There will be equal repre
sentation of employers, workers
and . the public, on State and. local
unemployment compensation advis
ory councils to be established. Like
wise each group will be represented
on the appeal tribunals, which will
provide a fair hearing to all work
ers whose claims for compensation
ai'e denied. . .' ..
Where may .additional informa
tion abdut the North Carolina Un
employment Compensation Act be
From the North Carolina Unem
ployment Compensation Commission
Where may information be ob
tained , about the Federal Social
For. information about the tax
prov isions of the Act, write the
i Bureau of Internal Revenue, Wash
ington, D. C, or local collectors
of internal revenue. For informa
tion about other provisions of the
Act, write the Social Security
Board, Washington, D. C.
EGGS IN TREE 100 YEARS
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. Log
gers who sawed the top from a
large tree discovered a bird's nest
which which had been sealed com
pletely as the tree grew. In the
nest were seven small eggs. The
lumberjacks estimated they were
laid about 100 years ago, judging
by the rings in the wood.
CLEVELAND.-Residents of su
burban Lakewood who live on Clar
ence avenue have no difficulty in
finding a doctor in case of emer
gency. Four physicians live side by
side. - '
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Record-breaking sales of new Chevrolets
make these better trade-in values possible!
1935 V-8 Ford Coupe, $fiE 1929 Chevrolet 4-Door $Qg
Looks and Runs Like New Sedan, a real buy for
1931 Dodge 4-Door Sedan, $1 Cf 1931 Chevrolet $1 fiC
A Good Buy at IOU Coach IUJ
1935 Plymouth Coach, $40 1931 C1,evrolet Coach with $9(10
Looks and Runs Like New'. new tires, a real buy
1932 Ford $1 Qfl 1931 Ford Coupe in A-1 $1Qst
Coach LVV condition LUO
1935 Chevrolet ya-Ton C 1934 Chevrolet Dual Long $OQC
Pick-up ;.. ; Cab Truck J
1932 B Model Ford $1 7C 1933 Chevrolet Dual Long $1 CA
Coach ........................1...... 1 J Cab Truck 1 JU
1934 Olds Town Sedan, $4fitJ 1934 Chev. Dual l Ton $01 A
Runs Like New Truck, practically new tires "
1933 Dodge Vi-Ton Pick- $9Qft 1931 Chevrolet Coupe, a $1
up, a good buy at............".... real buy at
1934 Chevrolet School $?50 1929 Studebaker $1 1 A
Bus, a real bargain , 4-Door Sedan .,.. "
1929 Ford Coupe, new $7C 1931 Ford with School $1 OC
license, good tires Bus Body
1925 Model T Ford Truck, $1A 1929 Model A Ford Sport QC
original tires . Roadster ...... ZfJ
25 Gallons of Gas Free With
Each Used Car Sold
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