Biggest bookkeeping job begins
Social security board has gigantic task
Baltimore, January 9 - The world's biggest bookkeeping job is under way here.
Thanks to the Social Security Board, this city is now famous for one thing more than fried chicken and terrapin a la Maryland. For here's where all those security blanks came last month, after the deadlines closed. In piles as big as haystacks, they're being counted, sorted and spiderwebbed on sheets that will pay pensions a good many years away.
When you finished your agony of filling out forms SS4 and SS5 last month, the the agony just started in this staid and cultured metropolis of the Cockade State.
By train and by truck, the big swing was to Baltimore. The small white slips came rolling in, in batches of 1,000, all bundled up in a postmaster's brown wrapper. And they're still coming.