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House increases Social Security, sports columnist dies, August 20, 1958

August 20, 2008 |  4:52 am

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House raises Social Security payments
Los Angeles County supervisors order a survey to determine which cars are the worst polluters ... The House approves a 7% increase in Social Security payments ... A surgeon revives a man using a lamp cord ripped from the wall to shock the man's heart.

In sports, columnist Ned Cronin, who came to The Times after the Daily News merged with the Mirror, dies of liver and kidney problems at the age of 48. He was survived by his wife, Harriet, and his son Jerry, 16 ... George Dickerson takes over as UCLA head football coach. Dickerson suffered breakdowns in August and October 1958 and was replaced by Bill Barnes.   
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