"Since Social Security has been a continuing part of our American life since 1937, we'll give you credit for knowing what it is. Furthermore, since there have been other changes in it over the years, we'll not confuse you by making comparisons with the law prior to the amendments of 1958. Instead we'll confine our discussion to two areas. One covers the new changes and explains what they mean to you and your dependents. The other covers the questions most frequently asked about Social Security."
A Help-Your-Self Booklet, 1959