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INDIANAPOLIS, IND., June 30, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

On behalf of our more than 110,000 members and their families we urge your committee act favorably on adoption of medical care benefits for aged within the social security system and oppose the means test.

INTERNATIONAL TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION,
ELMER BROWN, President,
JOHN PILCH, First Vice President,
A. BEVIS, Second Vice President,
JOE BAILEY, Third Vice President,
WILLIAM R. CLOUD, Secretary-Treasurer.

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 1960. U.S. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

On behalf of the 220,000 members of our brotherhood, it is strongly urged your committee adopt medical care benefits for aged within social security system. Also I respectfully urge committee to oppose means test legislation.

L. M. RAFTERY,
General President, Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators,

and Paperhangers of America.

PRESSMEN'S HOME, TENN., June 29, 1960. CHAIRMAN, SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.O.:

The membership of the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union of North America wishes to be recorded in favor of adoption of medical care benefits for aged within social security system. We strongly oppose the means test legislation.

A. J. DE ANDRADE, President,
GEORGE L. GOOGE, Secretary-Treasury.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., June 30, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, Room 2227, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.O.:

On behalf of this entire organization of more than 100,000, we urge you to use your influence to adopt medical care benefits for aged within social security system and oppose means test legislation.

W. C. BIRTHRIGHT,
General President, Secretary-Treasurer,
Journeymen Barbers, Hairdressers, Etc, International Union.

SPRINGFIELD, ILL., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, Room 2227, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.O.:

Aged citizens of Illinois are urgently and desperately in need of generous medical care benefits. In behalf of 1,250,000 members of our State AFL-CIO, I am urging the Senate Finance Committee to oppose the hodgepodge means test proposal and give our senior citizens effective medical care within the social security system.

R. G. SODERSTROM,
President, Illinois State Federation of Labor & Congress

of Industrial Organizations.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, Room 2227, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

In behalf of the retired senior citizens in Utah we respectfully urge your committee adopt medical care program for the aged within the framework of the social security system. We strenuously oppose the means test as a basis for medical care benefits.

John R. SCHONE, President, Utah State AFL-CIO.

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, Room 2227, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

Strongly urge, on behalf of our union, adoption of medical care benefit within social security system. No means test should be provided for.

ALEX ROSE, Pro lent United Tatters Cap & Millinery Workers International Union.

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, Room 2227, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

Strongly urge enactment of medical care benefit legislation within social security program to meet desperate need of 16 million American senior citizens. Proposed means test would work great hardship on those needing help.

MILTON GORDON, Secretary-Treasurer; International Union of Doll & Toy Workers of the United States & Canada, AFL-CIO.

ST. ALBANS, VT., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, Room 2227, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

The Vermont Labor Council and its affiliated members urge you to adopt medical care benefits for aged within social security system. Oppose means test legislation.

VERMONT LABOR COUNCIL, AFL-CIO,

JAMES R. Cross,
Secretary-Treasurer.

BIRMINGHAM, ALA., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, Room 2227, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

Urge you adopt medical care benefits for aged within social security system to provide adequate health insurance, and oppose means test legislation which would only be inadequate public relief for fewer people.

BARNEY WEEKS, President, Alabama Labor Council.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, Room 2227, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

On behalf of 150,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers, who have by every means of communication available to this office expressed their personal desires with reference to any social security legislation, I earnestly urge that your committee adopt plan for medical care benefits for the aged within the social security system. Our organization and our members are especially opposed to any type of means test legislation. Your favorable consideration will be sincerely appreciated.

WILLIAM A. CALVIN, President, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship

builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers.

JACKSON, MISS., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, Room 2227, Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

Sincerely request that you adopt care legislation within social security system. The bill as adopted by House of Representatives does not fill the need for our aged people in this State.

CLAUDE RAMSEY, President, Mississippi Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

HARRISBURG, PA., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, Room 2227, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

By reason of the recent Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention action, please be advised that over 2,400 delegates unanimously endorsed by resolution action medical care benefits for aged within the present social security system and opposed any means test qualifications for participation. Therefore, on behalf of over 1 million union members, I urge the Senate Finance Committee to adopt medical care benefits for aged within the present social security system.

HARRY BOYER, Copresident, Pennsylvania AFL-C10.

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, Room 2227, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

On behalf of the National Maritime Union, AFL-CIO, I herewith urge the Finance Committee to adopt medical care benefits for aged within social security system and strongly oppose means test legislation.

JOSEPH CURRAN, President, National Maritime Union.

CHICAGO, ILL., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

On behalf of the Illinois State Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations urge your committee to adopt medical care benefits for aged within social security system. Oppose means test legislation.

MAURICE F. McELLIGOTT,
Secretary-Treasurer, Illinois State Federation of Labor

and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

On behalf of the Communications Workers of America, I respectfully urge the committee to adopt medical care benefits for the aged within the social security system and that you oppose any means test to qualify for benefits.

J. A. BEIRNE, President, Communications Workers of America.

PHILADELPHIA, PA., June 29, 1960. Hon. HARRY F. BYRD, Senate Finance Committee, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

Respectfully urge upon your committee the soundness and necessity of approving legislation medical care benefits for the aged placing it firmly within social security system and paid for by the beneficiaries and avoiding any means test. As one of the organizations that has pioneered in the field of provision for the fast increasing of aged proportion of our population we are sure that these principles as well as the need are imperative.

SAL B. HOFFMAN,

President.

ARTHUR G. McDOWELL, Director, Civic and Government Affairs, Upholsterers' International.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

The Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association urges your committee to adopt legislation providing for medical care benefits for the aged within the social security plan. We strongly oppose means test legislation,

EDWARD J. LEONARD, General President, Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association.

PHOENIX, ARIZ., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

The Arizona State AFL-CIO urges the Senate Finance Committee to adopt medical care benefits for aged within social security system. We must meet the needs of our senior citizens.

K. S. BROWN, Arizona State AFL-CIO.

DENVER, COLO., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

Respectfully urge your support for medical care proposal to assure adequate health care for our senior citizens within the framework of the social security system. Our Nation cannot afford to force our oldsters to subject themselves to a means test in order to qualify for medical aid. Your support will be appreciated.

GEORGE A. CAVENDER,

President.

A. TOFFOLI,
Secretary-Treasurer, Colorado Labor Council AFL-C10.

PORTLAND, OREG., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.O.:

Urge your committee recommend medical care benefits for aged within social security system and not apply the means test. Many States unable or unwilling to share medical expenses.

J. T. MARR, Executive Secretray, Oregon AFL-CIO.

BOISE, IDAHO, June 29, 1960. HARRY F. BYRD, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee, Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

Urge you adopt legislation providing for medical care benefits for aged within social security system.

IDAHO STATE AFL-CIO,
DARRELL H. DORMAN,

President.
ALBERT BEATTY,

Secretary-Treasurer.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTÉE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

The members of the International Molders and Foundry Workers Union believe it would be wonderful for the older people of this Nation if the committee were to adopt medical care benefits for aged within social security system and we urge the members of the Senate Finance Committee to support this legislation.

CHESTER A. SAMPLE,

President.

MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 29, 1960. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

On behalf of the Allied Industrial Workers of America, AFL-CIO, I wish to urge your committee to adopt medical care benefits for the aged which are tied in with the social security system. Now is not the time to turn back the clock by enactment of means test legislation. We do ourselves a disservice when we propose to degrade our senior citizens in this fashion. While our organization does not expect Congress to enact a measure which will resolve all the aspects of this problem in one fell swoop, we do look to Congress for a sound start toward a solution. This can only be done, in our opinion, by providing benefit right. In other words, benefits must be earned and received on much the same basis as old-age, survivors, and disability benefits. We respectfully urge your support for such a measure.

CARL W. GRIEPEN TROG, President, International Union Allied Industrial Workers of America,

AFL-CIO.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 1960. : SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.O.:

We most earnestly endorse and urge the adoption of medical care benefits for the aged within the social security system. However, we oppose the means test legislation and trust the committee will see fit to support our plea.

GEORGE L. WARFEL, President, the National Association of Special Delivery Messengers.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 1960.. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:

The membership of the Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway, and Motor Coach Employees of America urge the Senate Finance Committee to adopt medical care benefits for aged within the social security system and oppose means test legislation.

0. J. MISCHO, International Secretary-Treasurer.

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