The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 17, 1953
Page 11
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER IT, 18W BLf THE V ILLS (ARK.T COTTRTBR NBWP, PAGE ELEVEN Higher Salaries for Federal Judges, Congressmen Urged By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Bernard G. Segal of a federal commission investigating salaries of congressmen and U. S. judges said today he is convinced they need a salary boost. Segal said in an interview he had not come to any final conclusion as to an exact figure and did not know what the 18-member commission would come up with in deliberations after its public hearings end. The group planned to wind up its initial public sessions today and then decide whether to hear other witnesses later. Among those scheduled lor today was Arthur Goldberg, general counsel of the t-^CIO. Nearly all of the 40 witnesses who have appeared before the commission to far have endorsed a $10,000 annual pay nib ror the lawmakers and the judges. Two House members have opposed any pay increase for congressmen. Segal, a Philadelphia attorney •who is chancellor of his city's bar association, said the overwhelming weight of the evidence so far had made it plain to him that: 1. "The present salary scales for Congress and the federal judiciary are a distinct hardship." 2. "These scales are beginning to cause * deterioration in the quality of men willing to run for Congress or accept a United States judgeship." Loyd Wright, a Los Angeles attorney and member of the commission, said in a separate interview he knew from personal ex- perience the present salaries were "when the rest of the people are making it extremely difficult to (burdened with taxes they can hard- get well-qualified federal judges. Opposes Hike Rep. Hoffman (R-M!ch), » veteran congressman who listened to some of the testimony yesterday, said in an interview he believes Congress will get a-pay hike as a result of the commission's recommendations. "They'll hitch It to an increase for federal judges and put It through," he prophesied. But Hoffman said he would not vote for asserting, "I don't see why we should do something that will just cause more Inflation." He predicted a pay Hike for lawmakers would cause government employes and many unions to demand higher wages. Rep. Burdick (R-ND), 74-year- old veteran of 15 years in Congress, enlivened a night session of the commission last night with a sharp denunciation of any pay increase. He said this was no time for the lawmakers to raise their salaries No Progress In Can Strike PITTSBURGH Ifl — A union official says no progress has been made in peace talks aimed at ending a nationwide can industry .i strike. * AI Whitehouse. chairman of the CIO United tSeelworkers team negotiating with the American Can Co., said at the conclusion of the third day of bargaining yesterday: "Accomplishments toward settlement of the strike are nil so far, but we are still meeting." Continental Can Co., second firm involved in the strike, joined the negotiations yesterday for fie first time. Some 33,000 union members struck Dec. 2 in a contract dispute. No Mare Kisses Mean Fraud CHICAGO Ml—Mrs. Patricia Kolarik, 19, cotnended her husband, Louis, 26, was guilty of a fraud in marrying her last May. After the wedding, Mrs. Kolarik told Circuit Judge Julius H. Miner yesterday, her husband kissed her. But. she said, he did not kiss her ; again, spurning her offers of affec- 1 tion. They separated last Aug. 15. I Mrs. Kolarik was granted an annulment by Judge Miner, who up- I held her contention Kolarik was I guilty of a fraud in marrying her. La Rosa to Get Test HOLLYWOOD Wl — Julius La Rosa, the singer who was fired by Arthur Godfrey in the middle of a television show, was signed yesterday by Paramount pictures for a ., , . . .,, , , . screen test. T'.ie studio announced Hashed to a new unofficial speed ....... ., , , record of 2 one half times the speed that lf the test 1S satisfactory La of sound, reports current in avia- I Rosa wll! be ottered a long-term tion circles yesterday. ,'contract. New Rocket Record WASHINGTON, (JP>— The Bell X- LA rocket driven research plane has ly pay." He said such a vote would be awful poor politics." Burdick conceded under questioning that outside income had helped him materially in his years In Congress. Members of Congress now get 115,000 annual compensation. The salaries of judges range from *15,000 for district judges to $25,000 for Supreme Court justices. 1949 IS50 1951 1952 I9U SLUMP—Urban housing construction dropped to 863,000 units during 1953, according to figures received by . the .U. S. Department of Labor. News- chart shows thousands of new homes started in months January-September, for years 1849 to the present. FIVE BROTHERS KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY ViPT. 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