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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Congressional, Judicial Pay Hikes Will Cost US $7Million By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyjtt WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is almost finished voting a pay raise for itself — $7,500 a year — and raises for federal judges and district attorneys. Total cost to the taxpayers will run around seven million dollars. The Senate approved the idea yesterday. With the House almost certain to do the same, the pay boost then will be effective as of today. Congress had a lot of support for this move. President Eisenhower gave it his blessing beforehand, -without naming an amount. So did a special commission which he appointed In 1953 to study the problem of pay increases for Congress, the judges and the district attorneys. The salary of 530 members of Congress — 96 senators, 434 representatives—goes from $15,000 a year to S22.500. That of the remaining House member, Speaker Hayburn (D-Tex), goes from $40,000 to $45,000. Doesn't Affect President So does that of Vice President Nixon. The bill does not affect the President, who gets $150,000 in salary and an expense fund. The $7,500 increase for all members except the speaker is a 50 per cent raise. The last increase Congress voted Itself, In 1946. was from $10,000 to $15.000. The presidential commission "last year rec- ommended a raise to $27,500. This is what happens to the pay of about 400 federal judges: Chief Justice Warren—$25,000 to $35,000; the eight Supreme Court associate Justices—$25,000 to $35,000. Judges of the United States Court of Appeal—$17,500 to $25,000. Lower court judges' pay will jump from $15,000 to $22,500. lfp to Brownell United Stales district attorneys and assistant district attorneys were permitted a pay boost by Congress too, but how much each gets depends on how much Atty. Gen. Brownell wants to give him. Congress left that up to Brownell. He can raise district attorneys any amount from the present maximum of $15.000 to the new maximum of $20,000 and assistant at torneys from the present maximum of 512,500 to the new maximum of $15.000. In addition to his pay each member of Congress gets official office space in Washington (in the House and Senate office buildings) and In his home district. He Is allowed a minimum of $12,500 a year for clerical hire, $2,500 In mechanical equipment, $800 a year to buy stationery, unlimited free mailing privileges. For travel to and from Washington for each session of Congress—one round trip—he is allowed to deduct $3,00r of his salary as expeases for income tax purposes. The presidential commission estimated it costs the average member of Congress $3,000 a year more than his old $15,000 salary, and that 80 per cent of the members must depend on some private income. Many members maintain two residences, one here, the other at home. May Be Exotic Boyce Moore Writes Of Travels With Choral Group (Editor's Note: Twice, Blytheville has sent boys to sing with the Apollo Boys Choir, one of the most distinctive singing groups of its kind in America. First to go was Byron Moore, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Moore. Now on tour with the group is Boyce Moore, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Moore. Herewith is reproduced a letter from Boyce, who just turned 13, telling of one phase of a trip he made with the group. It is reprinted with a two-fold purpose. First, it provides a look at a different experience through the eyes of a discerning 13-year-old and secondly, it may offer some hint of the rewards which go along with the work of pursuing a budding musical career.) Dear Mother, Daddy, Junmie & Sur.: The trip has been very delightful. It is an experience I will never forget in my full life Lime. I could kept on traveling for at least another two or three months. This was the most interesting, exciting, and beautiful trip I have ever taken. We were all thrilled with Mexico. After we finished seeing the sights of San Anionia we drove to border where we went through Lh-: customs and changed to a..chartered first class Mexican bus. We walked across the bridge and were checked on the other side, then we drove on the Monterrey where we checked into a very fine and modern hotel. The next day, Mr. Cooper engaged five cars and five guides for two sight seems; trips, one of the city and one of the country. We saw a very modern church which has been in Life and many other great magazlnc.s. It was exquisite. It was made like a large long arch which was made of concrete. Once they started pouring it, they hnd to keep on. It took twenty-one days and nichts to ( finish just that. It is very beautiful! on the inside. It has a cross wilh' Christ painted on its flat surface which looks three dimensional from a distance. It seem very real although It was black and white. Words were printed on the wall with mosac. Workmen had to be brought from Italy to put it on. Next day we saw the residential section and the Bishop's Palace. Prom the palace we could see the whole ctty of Monterry. The palace. is very old and has been used as a fortress several times. It was very interesting, although they were restoring it. Next we drove to Horse Tail falls. We drove in a valley surrounded by mountains with an altitude of 8 thousand feet. They were very beautiful. We went as far as we could by car and parked. from there we rode by barro to the top. The falls were about 15 feet high. It was extraordinary. After a few pictures we rode back to the lodge where we had lunch that was a Mexican dish. That night wt went to some shops where we looked and did some shopping. We had many different and new foods including venison, kid, frog legs, elk steak and many exotic fruits. Monterrey is both modern and old. It is the steel and manufacturing center of Mexico. The houses are very pretty and some very large. Still it is not all modern for there are many primitive places there such as. the market place, and mud huts. The market Is very Interesting . There are small booths on the outside selling fruit and vegetables. Inside there were small counters selling different things. The next day we drove to Mer- cudes for a concert, After the concert we went to a Mr. Colliers home anil had a party with plenty to rat and drink. He is the president, of the Mercades bank. Mr. Collier had ir.any trophies from the Yukon, such as. an Elk. bear and white goat. The white goat is very rare. Sunday we enjoyed a wonderful turkey dinner wilh all the trim- niinii.s at Mr. & Mrs. Baurchlield's lovely home. After we ate we went to (he mayors house. It was very elaborate and beautiful. Then we went back to Bobs to see a movie taken on the trip. When we arrived at Gulf Post, there was a police escort. We rode through town in 1755 cars. After the concert we had a dinner at Dr. and Mrs. Hewes magnificent home. I was with you and missed, this. The next day after the concert in Hattiesburg we had a fine dinner at Mr. and Mrs. Cladwells home that you enjoyed with us. The meal was excellent. In Mobile, Harry treated us to raw oysters on the half shell. I didn't.think I would like them but I found out differently. On the way home we went to Silver Springs where we went on an excursion boat over it. We could see the bottom very clearly through the. glass, bottom boat. There were thousands of fish. The rock formations were very elaborate and colorful. We could see the springs bubbling up out of the ground. In places the bottom was covered with stiver flakes. In one place, we could see hundreds of fish in formation. And in one place the fish played football. The guide threw in a cake of bread and the navy and army fought for it. The spring was so beautiful that words can't begin to discribe It. Sunday we are going to sing our first service in the Royal Poincianna Chapel. I told you that they rebuilt the organ just for us, also did some altering and remodeling. I will have my home work ready for school Monday when we go. It won't be very hard. Tell LeRoy I said hello and wish 'he could enjoy some of the fine things I am enjoying and do and see some of the things I am doing and seeing. Be sure and tell everybody I said hello too. I am very sorry Jimmy and Sue didn't gee to hear one of our concerts. 1 guess I had better close for now. I miss and love you all very much but am having fun here. Love, Boyce News of Men In the Service Army F/c. Everett Woodard Jr., son of Mrs. Mary Henderson, 521 W. Beale St., Blytheville, Ark., is a member of the 4th Armored Division at Port Hood, Tex. Private First Class Woodard, a member of Company C of the 35th Tonk Battalion, entered the Army in April, 1953. Corporal Carloss A. Pearson, whose wife, Ruth, lives on Route 4, Blytheville, this month graduated from the advanced leadership course of the Non-Commfssioned OMcers Academy in Port Buckner, Okinawa. Pearson holds the Bronze Star medar, Korean Service medal, Purple Heart, United Nations Service medal and the Army ol Occupation medal. Joel N. Dorris, seaman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Dorris, and Frank G. Lewis, Jr., seaman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Lewis of Route 4, all of Blylheville, are serving aboard the heavy cruiser USS Helena, which is undergoing a brief period of upkeep and repairs in Japan. The Helena recently participated in the evacuation of Chinese Nationalist civilians, military personnel, and equipment from the Communist threatened Tachen Islands off Formosa. Seaman First Class James C. Childers is spending a 20-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Childers of'Rt. 1, Luxora. He is enroute to San Diego where he will board the USS Philippine Sea, an aircraft carrier. Childers entered the Navy in July, 1953. SURVIVAL TRAINING — Eddie Joe Whittle of Blytheville, son of Mr. and Mrs. L,agrove Whittle, Blytheville, now stationed at, Stead Air Force Base, Nevada, is taking an advanced survival training course. Air 3/ Whittle just finished basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. ion in Germany. New.som, a pioneer in Company D of the 1st 'Engineer Battalion, arrived overseas in April, 1954. A veteran of more than five years in ,the Army, he is a holder of the Korean Service Ribbon with five campaign stars and the Com' bat Infantryman Badge. Army Pvt. Charles A. Armer, 19, son ol Mr- and Mrs. U, .Armer, Hayti, recently arrived on Okinawa and is now a member of the Ryuk- yus Command's 596th Engineer Company. Private Armer, a driver, entered M/Sgt. Charles O. Provow. • whose wife, Doris, lives at 306 W. Washington, Hayti, recently was graduated from.the Army's Adju-j tant General School at Fort Benja- \ min Harrison. Ind. | Sergeant Provow completed the school's enlisted recruiting course. Provow, son of Mrs. Artie Pro- j vow also of Hayti, entered the Army in 1940. He is a member of the 5115th Area Service Unit. Sergeant Provow wears the Broze Star Medal and the Commendation Ribbon. Sgt. Wilfred G. Autrey. whose wife, Masako, lives at 627 A Street, NE, Washington, D. C., recently was graduated from the 25th Infantry Division's Non - Commis - sioned Officer Academy at Scho- ield Barracks, T. H. Sergeant Autry, son of Harvery Autry, 506 Fourth St.. Hayii, was stationed in Korea before arriving for duty in Hawaii in October, 3954. The sergeant is a veteran of six years of Army service. Pfc. Bobbje F. Newsom, 23. son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Vickery, Chickasaw Courts, Blytheville, is a member of the 1st Infantry Divis- ERECT YOUR OWN "JRUSSLESS" Wonder Buildii DO IT YOURSELF! 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