The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1966 · Page 3
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G. /. Guide - Part Six Pay Low But 'Fringes High By ELTON FAY When you start out as a draftee 01 enlistee the pay, along with the position, is pretty basic—like $94 a month. On the other hand, food, clothing and a place to sleep don't cost you anything. Also, there are fringe benefits you don't get in civilian life. And before you finish active July you probably will move up to higher grades and pay. . You start out In grade E-l. In the Army, this is a private; in the Navy a seaman recruit. in the Air Force, an airman, basic, and in the Marines a private. Assuming that you go in as a draftee and do active duty for two years, you may move up as high as E-5 (with basic monthly pay of $194) although the average seems to be about E-3 ($118). If you have dependents and are in the lower four grades, the services require a pay-contribution, called basic allowance for quarters (BAQ) when dependents do not live in gov- DREIFUS JEWELERS IS HEADQUARTERS FOR FINE LONGINES WATCHES LONGINES THE WORLD'S MOST HONORED WATCH He will always be on time when he weirs a longioes, honored th* world over for excellence and elegance. Assure him accurate, dependable timekeeping both on the job and off. SHOWN: left-CWeVfilW, deluxe mesh bracelet... *100 right-Automatic, Calendar, All-Proof*, sweep-second, gold-filled, bracelet.. ,»5 eminent • owned or controlled housing. This is a combined contribution by the serviceman and by his service. For the first four grades, the deduction from monthly basic pay is $40. The government allotment, to a single dependent is $92.20 for grades E-l through E-3 (the group in which most new men serve during their first hitch) and $123.10 for E-4. It increases to a top allotment of $145 for three or more dependents of men in any of the four grades. Among other fringe benefits is a "family separation allowance" to help meet increased household expenses, but this begins only in Grade-4, generally above the category reached in two years by a draftee. . * * * There also are special and incentive pays, including overseas and sea duty, which range from about $8 to $22 per month, and hazardous 4uty pay (parachute jumping, aircraft carrier flight deck crew duty etc.) adding another $55 for enlisted men. Hostile fire pay (Viet Nam) runs about ?65. Servicemen aren't confronted with doctor's bills. Your wife and children also are eligible for government medical care. As you start active duty, a $10,000 life insurance policy goes into effect automatically, for which you pay $2 per month, with this deducted from monthly pay. If you don't want this policy you can request it be cut to $5,000, with $1 monthly cost, or cancelled altogether. If a man on active dies or is killed, there are income benefits for his survivors derived from the Veterans Administration, Social Security and the service in which he was assigned. From the Veterans Administration part of this "survivor benefit" program, the average payment to a widow is about $120 per month. '" there is no surviving wife, payments are to children, depending on their number and ages (not over 18 years). If parents are the only survivors, they are eligible. Broadly, the Social Security benefits applicable to civilians now apply to men on active duty. Family benefits are paid by a service in the case of a man dying while on active duty or from causes connected with service, when death occurs within 120 days after leaving active duty. These payments usually range from about $800 to $3.000. * » * However, the chance that you will while in active duty is small, the probability that you will be going back to a civilian job is high. If you have a permanent job, not a temporary one, when you leave for active duty it should be waiting for you when you return. Federal law requires an employer to put you back in your ;«•••••••••§••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• !*** *************** t TO "G. /. GUIDE" • B/ytfieviHe, Ark,, Courier Hews I BOX 401, TEANECK, N. J. 07666 • (Each Booklet $1) Enclosed is $ Send me "G.I. Guides" job, if you are still qualified to do the work, or into another of equal status and pay unless the employer's circumstances have changed so much as to make that impossible. If you were disabled during your military duty and are unable to do the job you originally had, the employer is required to put you in another position which you can handle, at the same pay and seniority status. Tomorrow we'll talk about the possibility of making the military a career. Big Clock The largest indoor clock in the world is located in New York City's Grand Central Station. 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All Sales Final PRICE No Refunds No Exchanges Alterations Extra enneuf WAYS FIRST QUALITY * j end-of-month clean-up! MEN'S PAJAMAS • Short sleeves, knee length • 100% embossed cotton • Sanforized MEN'S SHORT SLEEVE DRESS SSHIRTS • PennPrest • Never Iron • Tapered form fit LADIES DRESS SHOES • Broken lots and styles • Sanitized • .Reduced to clear BOY'S KNIT SHIRTS • Machine Wash • 50% Polyester, 50% cotton • 100% combed cotton ACCENT AREA RUGS • 100% Viscose Rayoa 24x36 » $3 each 2 for'3 Machine Washable 27x« MEN'S SHORT SLEEVE WORK SHIRTS • Kraki and Gray • Sanforized • Small, medium only '2.00 KSHIRTS n.22 GIRLS SHORT SETS MACHINE WASHABLE • 100% cotton • 3 pieces Size 3-6X Cize 7-13 •ISO L 3' 2 'or $ 5 2 For 7 LADIES SANDALS Genuine Etell • Large Selection • S, M, L, Ex.-L 4for*1 Ladies Better Dresses • Reduced to Clear • Large Selection • Its., Misses, Half Sizes LADIES PANTIES • Elastic Leg Brief • White & Colors • S-M-L 4 prs. $ 1 LADIES BUDGET DRESSES • 100% cotton • Machine washable • Misses, half sizes LADIES SLEEVELESS BLOUSES • Wash and Wear • Large selection • Sizes 32 to 38 LADIES SUMMER HATS • Large selection • Assorted colon • Reduced to clear '1.77 LADIES NYLON HOSE • Seamless • 400 needle, 15 denier • Gala and suntan 2 prs. 78 C SforM GIANT SACK TOWELS • Kitchen towel, cleaning • Polishing Pressing Cloth .• Basting Cloth • Diapers MEN'S HANDKERCHIEFS • Lint Free • 100% cotton • Fall size hemmed edge MEN'S SUMMER WEIGHT WORK PANTS • 10% cotton, S«% avril rayon • Vit dyed • Machine washable Ladies Better Slack Sets « 100% Combed Cotton • Machine Washable • Sizes 10 to 16 $ 4 SEERSUCKER PIECE GOODS • 100% combed cotton • Preshrunk • Large selection M«n'f 8 1 /* Ox. Army Twill Work Pants • Broken »lzet • Sanforized • Reduced to clear VRK $2.00 ork Pants $1.00 MEN'S ARMY TWILL WORK SHIRTS • Broken sizes • Vat dyed • Sanforized [• Lonf Sleeve 99' DOTTED SWISS PIECE GOODS • 100% cotton • Drip dry • Crease resistant iinished LYNSHIRE • Machine washable • 100% rayon • Large selection LARGE BATH TOWELS • Selected all cotton yam* • Color fast to washing • Thickly woven loop* 53 c vd. IDS 53 c yd. 53 c yd. 77 c ea. ^kLSfl^Bi WfiUf rennetff Crwrg* Account Todiyl Mon.-Tues. Wed.-Fri. «0 W. Malt. — 9to5 Thurs.and Saturday Ark. — Pfe, PO 2-2263 9to8

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