Service Pensions for War Veterans
Service Pensions for World War veterans remain a leading issue before the 81st Congress notwithstanding the decision of the House, Mar. 24, to return the Rankin (D., Miss.) pension bill to its Veterans' Affairs Committee. The Rankin bill proposed pensions of $90 a month for veterans of World War I and World War II at age 65. It was recommitted by a vote of 208 to 207.1 If the bill had been confined to World War I veterans, it would almost certainly have commanded majority support in the House.
Recommittal of the first Rankin pension bill was followed by introduction of a second Rankin bill which would grant pensions of $72 a month to veterans of World War I who are ...