The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 26, 1955
Page 2
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PAGE TWO (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS As a Senate Poge; Osceo/a s Billy Walters Making Friends for State in Washington By GORDON BROWN WASHINGTON (API — In addition to its two senators and six House members, Arkansas has a capable representative on Capitol Hill in 15-year-old Billy Walters. Billy who hails from Osceola, Ark., is a Senate page by appointment of Sen. McClellan Ar With a ready smile, a nimble wit and a pleasing personality, Billy does a fine job of making friends for Arkansas, of which he is proud champion. In addition to duties. Billy is a regular performer on the television show "Youth Wants to Know," broadcast from Washington each Surday. Ii's n show in which a pane! of young people question some will known figure on issue of the day. Billy has managed to get in some pretty sharp questions. The life of a Senate page is a busy one. particularly when the Senate is in session. All pages are required to attend school—a special school maintain ed for them in the Library o. Congress. This school starts at 6:30 a.m regardless of whether Congress is in session. Up at 5:50 a.m. Billy says he hops out of bed at 5:50 each morning, dresses and dashes to school, which is about tvo blocks from where he and his grandmother. Mrs. D. P Crouch, live. -There are two 45- rninute class periods and then the boys get a 15-minute break. "That's when we eat breakfast," he said. Then there are two more class periods and school is out at 9:45 a.m. This gives the boys 15 minutes to get to the Capitol where they go on duty at 10 a.m. First thing the Senate pages have to do is to bring up to date the bill files and the Congressional Record files of each of the 96 senators. This means placing in loose leaf binders the current day's copy of the Record and all bills reported the previous day by committees. They also are on call for errands requested by senatorial offices. All these errands are on Capitol Hill, such as delivering pap.ers to another office, getting copies of bills or reports from the House or Senate bill rooms and the like. At 11:30 the boys have lunch so that they may be on had for the Senate opening at noon. They stay on duty until the Senate quits for the day. Little to Do After the Senate quits work, usually around 6, the pages clean off the senators' desks, put the books away and tidy up. Then they're off duty—with nothing to dc but study a couple of hours and get to bed so they can be up at the crack of davm again. Thieves to Have Tough Time In Spending Loot WASHINGTON (/P)—Thieves who stole $31,400 in travelers' checks from the World Bank office over the weekend may have to visit several foreign nations if they hope to spend about half their loot. That is the opinion of George R. oung, assistant director of information for the 57-nation institution. He said after the theft was discovered Monday the thieves would have to go to England or Australia to cash some $10,000 in British travelers' checks. By the time they got there. Young said, the cheek numbers would have been circulated among the banks End like. Institutions, making redemption hazardous for the thieves. Youn? said the safe crackers probably would have trouble passing, in this country some $ r >.-!00 in pounds, francs, marks, pesos and guilders taken from the safe in a downtown office building. Also taken was some 53.000 in American currency. $12.000 in U. S. travelers' checks and ft diamond ring of unknown value. Young said. Reward Gets To Be a Habit PHOENIX. Ariz. ./Pi—"Here we eo irain." sichod Lni:s W. NiRfteman o' the roii'tiiHii's ^ndsninit.y F.'.nd Ct>. p.s hf |Ki.s>.-i! out reward rKecks of . f 3':J fi:i each to se on smiling people who helped catch two Albuquerque. N. M.. bank robbers last year. He had just, received a,telegram 'Monday that auoiher Albiumerque bank had been robbed of $47.655. Fireman's insurer, both banks. On days when the Senate doesn't meet the boys get part of the day off. Billy wanted to start in the page school ihis fall rather than in January, so Rep. Gainings put him on his payroll as a messenger. The work is light and Billy can do most of his studying in the office. A page receives S306 a month while Congrpps is in session. Some pages live together in an inn near the Capitol where they pay $67 a month for lodging and two meals a day. These boys have little supervision. Billy, however, lives with his grandmother who came here to keep an ey on him. Some of the pages, Billy admits with a grin, are a "Little wild." Pages are generally from 14 to 17 years old. Some stay only a year or so but many remain four years and graduate from the page school. Billy Hopes to do this —he's now a sophomore—but noted, "It depends on Senator McClellan." Mct'leilan Is Favorite Needless to say, Billy's favorite senator is McClellan and his favor- its House member is Ga things. After he finishes high school here. Billy wants to attend college and become a lawyer. "Want to be a member of Congress?'' he was asked. I 'Well, I just don't know about 1 that." he replied. Attending senate sessions daily, he said, Rives a page a good working knowledge of government and of some of the main issues of the | day. For instance, he followed the Dixon-Yates controversy closely and mourned when the power plan project for eastern Arkansas lost out. in his TV appearances, Billy has helped to interview senators, government officials. German Chancellor Adenaur and Cp.rlos Romulo. Philippine U. N. representative. He gets a laugh when someone who has watched the TV program recognizes him and hails him as) "The Young Gentleman from Arkansas." His parents. "'Irs. and Mrs. L. W Walters Jr.. watch him every time] he is on TV. I "Do they criticize your work any.! Billy?" he was asked. "No," he said, "about all Ihey ever tell me, sometimes after I've WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER W, 1998 A newly developed coal mtamg nance ot more th.n 200 yards into | th *\™*™<* °< " 5ln «"> w ° rkm » machine extracts coal for a dln-lu mountainside without reeiulvliw 1 LETTER CARRIER OFFICERS _ Paul Burks was elected president of the Northeast Arkansas District of the National Association of Letter Carriers at the group's meeling in Corning recently. He Is also president of the Blytheville chapier. Mrs. Bill Hrabovsky was elected vice president of the district's NALC Auxiliary at the meeting. (Courier News Photo) been back in the corner, is to 'g e 'i ti'^sa^done up there on the front row." ^,,1^^ Billy follows politics fairly closely for a lad of 15 but he's learned to be cagey. Asked ii he had a candidate for president—Democratic, naturaly— Billy thought a moment and said: "No comment." ms with auto insurance like this! 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