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ENGINE HEADS K WELDED || WELDIT, INC. W 511 l«t St, N.W. ME, 7944 1016 20th St. N.W. Ratpamibla Prompt Sorrica RL 1070 COMPLETE COVERAGE Antiques and valuable pieces of furniture need extra care in mov ing. This "Special Service" costs very fittle, but more than pays for itself in the additional protection provided. Be sure to get complete coverage. “See the United States First" Allies Reported Ready To Finance New U.l Explosives Plants Already Contemplate Purchases in Excess Of $100,000,000 » By the Associated Press. Heavy allied orders for explosives appeared likely today to produce an expansion of American powder manufacturing facilities comparable to that now taking place In the aircraft industry. Great Britain and France, al ready contemplating purchases in excess of $100,000,000, were repre sented by munitions authorities as ready to finance new factories as they did in 1914-17, before the United States entered the World War. The first evidence of this was the disclosure yesterday of a $1,427,000 Franco-British advance to the Atlas Powder Co. of Wilmington, Del., to increase facilities for manufacture of TNT, the explosive used in artil lery shells. The concern was said to have con tracted already for doubling the capacity of its plants in Missouri. Larger Deals Delayed. Uncertainties over the course of the European conflict and taxation difficulties with the Treasury have delayed much larger deals, it was said. Negotiations have been in pro gress for months for a $25,000,000 powder plant financed by France to turn out an initial $25,000,000 order. f HERZOG'S • THE STORE FOR MEN-N Two-Trouser Men's Suits of imported fabrics, BLUE IMPORTED TWEEDS GREY IMPORTED TWEEDS GREEN IMPORTED TWEEDS BROWN IMPORTED TWEEDS There's something obout on imported English Tweed thot distinguishes a suit of clothes—the rugged weave, the bright patterns—the built-in weor. You'll like these new 2-pants suits. New, approved 1940 business and sports models. All sizes. HERZOG'S • THE STORE FOR MEN- ^ MALLORY HATS 1 I ■ The Campus Circle—a jounty cOllege-Styled hot with the Mallery Velshire finish (looks and feels soft as finest flannel!). Its new satin-striped band and smartly-stitched natural edge provide the all-important Spring look. Hi* Distinctive faster Gift! A Mallory Easter Gift Certifi cate stamped with his own initials, in a gay littla E.a.s.t.o-r Egg hat box. MANHATTAN SHIRTS • ARROW SHIRTS • MALLORY HATS INTERWOVEN HOSE • CLERMONT CLOTHES • NUNN-BUSH SHOES i • , Other negotiations, with a third Arm, for a similar amount have hung fire for weeks. Manufacture of powder on this side of the Atlantic offers an ad vantage in that its weight for ship ment is only about a twelfth of its component raw materials. There is a somewhat similar advantage in transporting completed shells or high explosives such as TNT, am monium nitrate and picric. Arms experts estimated that British-French reserves were more than ample for the current "seige” stage of the war, but might be drained rapidly in major offensives requiring expenditure of ammuni tion at a World War consumption rate. Output Has Dwindled. In two decades of peace, American munitions output has dwindled to a small fraction of the World War peak, when the United States was turning out as much powder and shells as the British and French combined and supplied much of their needs. Both War and Navy Departments are anxious for some expansion of existing facilities as a national defense precaution. At present only two Government and two private plants are equipped for powder production on a sizable scale Factories for the manufacture of high explosives are not much more numerous. Should the coun try enter any war. War Department plans call for immediate construc tion of many munitions plants to remedy these deficiencies. Congress has voted initial funds toward purchase of special muni tions to cost $33,500,000, without which Maj. Gen. Charles M. Wesson, chief of Army Ordnance, testified the United States would be crippled in an emergency. ' Injuries to pedestrians last year in the District from March, when pedestrian control regulations were placed into effect, to December, showed a decrease of 11$ from the total pedestrian injuries during a similar period in 193$. Capitol'Attache'—Wanderer With a Cause Pete Henderson, Whose First Job on Hill Was Raking Leaves, Has Come Long Way by Circuitous Jumps By PRESTON GROVER. It’s a long leap from the banks of the River Clyde in Scotland to the swivel chair of the congressional gymnasium office, especially if a fel low makes most of the Important ports of call along the way. But Pete Henderson made it— after a fashion. Not that Pete isn’t a vast success. He is. But he doesn’t like swivel chairs. They always tip him back too far. Then Pete’s got a pretty bad disease for a Swivel chair worker. “The wanderin’ foot, you might call it,” says Pete, eyeing a vivid print of the Queen Mary on the wall. She was built near his home town. 'Raked Leaves at CapiteL Nobody knows the title of Pete’s Job. The high-falutin’ way would be to call him the physical attache to members of Congress. A plain everyday title would be "gym at tendant.” He’s really neither—and both. He simply attends to Con gressmen’s locker room wants, helps them exercise and keeps them from overdoing it. Back in 1921 it meant not a tink er's dam to Pete Henderson when Representative Jim Mead from Buf falo got up and addressed Congress for one minute on health. But out of that speech, through slow and painful processes, grew the present gymnasium in the basement of the new House Office Building. Pete didn’t show up in Washing ton until 1933, a victim of the de pression. Pete's California Repre sentative got him a 10-day job rak ing Capitol leaves. Then the main tenance department sicked him on the plumbing. Invents a Game. By that time the gym had sim mered down to a five-man gang of volley ball players. One of them PETE HENDERSON. spied Pete and made him equipment1 keeper-upper. Soon he was playing volley ball with them; his reputa tion was made for life when he In vented the congressional game of "paddle ball.” It’s the easy way to play handball on Capitol Hill. In ’35 the new House Office Build ing was going up, so the gym gang and the Capitol physician, Dr. George Calver, joined forces and wangled a part of the basement for a physiotherapy room. Aided and abetted by Pete, Representative Mead and his daily dozeners worked up dues to buy equipment. Now they’ve got 110 active mem berg, each of whom subscribes to Dr. Calver’s health rule No. 3, tacked on the gym wall: Drink plentifully (of water).” Easy Tempered, Bat— Thirty-nine, blue-eyed, tall and a bit slooped, Pete’s had more ups and downs than a circus acrobat. Born in Scotland, he took to the sea—an adventure that gave him his wan derin’ foot. But he really wanted to come to America, so he learned the automobile trade and worked in Paterson, N. J.; Buffalo. Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago and Santa Fe, N. Mex. When the World War broke out he joined the American Army and fought in Prance. Pete’s the most easy-tempered kind of fellow you’ll ever meet. Only one thing burns him up—people who think members of Congress are liv ing the life of Roman bathers when they try to take care of their health. A magazine printed a picture of a member of Congress in one of Pete’s bathtubs and captioned it "Asleep in the Deep.” That was just too much. "These men pay for all their own equipment. Every last piece of it is their personal property. Some of it is second hand because we can’t af ford first-class stuff. These aren't Roman baths, they’re places where a member can relax right and keep himself fit. Of all the deaths tills year, not a member of the gymna sium has passed away. Why—” End to Itching. Pete would go on forever defend ing his charges if you’d let him. All you have to do, really, to prove what he’s saying is sneak down to the gym any day. You’d be sur prised how many members of Con gress take their health seriously and obey Dr. Calver’s rule No. 3 about drinking water. Pete took his first vacation last year. He and his wife went to Nye Hits Dependence On Foreign Trade And War Traffic Flow of Human Blood Must Not Bo Linked to U 5. in Any Y/ay, He Soys Br the Asaoeutcd Preu. NEW YORK. March 15.—Sepator Gerald P. Nye, Republican, of North Dakota, declared last night that “experience tells us that we ought to discourage war trade as we would discourage those grounds which breed disease.” In an address prepared for the 15th annual banquet of the drug, chemical and allied trades section of the New York Board of Trade, he said the “record of fact” estab lished as “cause No. 1 for our entry into Europe’s (World) War our American appetite for the profit that was available from other peo ple’s wars.” “This is a sad day indeed if we make ourselves in any degree de pendent upon and rejoicing over the availability of the kind of foreign trade that is dependent upon a flow of human blood in Europe's eternal disease called war,” Senator Nye went on. "It is a sad day, too. if this kind of foreign trade is counted essen tial to our American economy and is counted the only way in which we can hope to be prosperous. • • • “It follows that we should develop an American economy that Is in no degree dependent upon war trade. • * * "I do not argue for abandon ment of foreign trade. I urge only Scotland to visit his old home. They had a thrilling ride on a “marked” vessel through the war zone. “ Twas good lor my wanderin’ toot," says Pete. "It don’t itch any more." abandonment of dependence upon foreign trade.” Speaking of reciprocal traded agreements, Senator Nye said the farmer was "of necessity the goat * * * because after all, those other nations with whom we trade have for the most part only agricultural products. Thus is the American farmer afforded a foreign compe tition that denies him, in effeet, hie own American market.” Virginia Lamb Crop Will Be Smaller By thaAuoclated Pres*. RICHMOND, Va., March 15.— Prospects for the early spring lamh crop in Virginia are not as favor able as last year, Henry M. Taylor, Federal-State agricultural statisti cian, reported. He said that the number of lambs to be marketed this season would be somewhat smaller and shipments later than a year ago. "On March 1,” he reported, “57 per cent of the ewes had lambed compared with 53 per cent a year ago, but the number of lambs living per 100 ewes was only 118 compared with 124 last year.” Death- losses were high among ewes which lambed during the ex treme cold weather in January. TRAVEL. WMAL TONIGHT 8:00 ... fit t par Him I Maw fratram BpaMaatad hr Radical New Program of Large-Volume Production and Low-Cost Selling Gives You a Complete New Line of 1940 Kelvinators at Lowest Prices in History! DON'T GUESS ibout refrigerator values this year. Go to your Kelvin ator dealer and Look at the Size! Look at the Name! Look at the Price! 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