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Connaliy Committee’s Holiday Plans Upset by Hearing on State Nominees By Lowell Mellett. The villain in the piece seems to be Santa Claus. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, without hav ing held public hearings, brought out a favorable report on nomina tions by the President for the posts of Undersecretary and three Assist ant Secretaries of State. This aroused the Senators and they rode down Chairman Tom Connally's in effectual efforts to pacify them. Senator Connally was In a tough spot. He couldn't, or didn’t, give the real reason for his committee's summary action. The real reason was that he and some of the others wanted to go home for Christmas. Open hearings on the nominations could take a good deal of time, but the argument In favor of such hearings seems to outweigh the Senators’ Yule tide yearning for home. It is important that the country obtain an un derstanding o f what the men who are to han dle our foreign affairs think and for these men to get the country’s reaction. i.»w»u Meiiett. The views of the new Undersec retary, Joseph C. Grew—as well as his long record—are well known, which accounts for the disposition of many Senators to excuse him from public testimony. He has re vealed his understanding of the forces that determine Japanese policy and behavior, his knowledge of their capacity to make war and their capacity to make peace. He is acceptable to the Senate. The big question mark is raised against Will L. Clayton, nominated for the assistant secretaryship deal ing with economic affairs. Opposi tion has been voiced by men who speak for labor and by those gen erally called liberals. It is remem bered. among other things, that Mr. Clayton was a member of the Lib erty League during the days when that Du Pont foundation was bat tling the New Deal. Certainly Mr. Clayton's views should be given to the public. Has Hull s Philosophy. In his behalf, it is said that when his opinions are known it will fee seen that the President has named a man well equipped to carry out a liberal international trade policy. That he is an expert in this field of business is well known, it being said that he is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, of American ex porters. He knows the techniques of trade in all the countries of the seven seas. What is not so well know-n, according to his friends, is that he comes close to being an old-fashioned free trader in his philosophy. Carrying on Cordell Hull’s reciprocal trade agreement program, it is said, is something he would and could do without coaching. It is said that he is on record in speeches before busi ness organizations, speeches of the kind seldom read by the public, in advocacy of bringing trade barriers down in every direction. If we are to provide employment for 60,000,000 persons, as suggested by the President's Chicago speech, Mr. Clayton is quoted as saying we must be prepared to aceept imports of as much as 8 or 10 billion dollars a year; if we are to have a great market for our goods abroad, with the work that that will provide at home, we must offer a market for the industries of foreign countries. In this it would seem that Mr. Clay ton has a philosophy no different from that of the CIO. Poet Pace* Hostility. Of the others, the grandson of John D. Rockefeller curiously enough appears likely to arouse less hostility than does Archibald Mac Leish, the people’s poet—the people's poet in the sense that his poetry pleads the hopes and needs of the people, not in the sense that the people understand him and have made him their favorite poet. It wdll be surprising if Mr. MacLeish doesn’t have the experience, painful to any author, of being asked to Interpret some of -his famous verses. Senators who have been raised on Eddie Guest are likely to find Mr. MacLeish something different. On the other hand, Mr. MacLeish . enjoys an excellent reputation in Simonds Maintenance Suit Slated for Early Trial Early trial of a suit for mainte nance by Mildred Joan Simonds, 16, against her father, Louis Simonds, also described as A1 Simmonds, owner of the Brown Derby, Con necticut avenue night club, was ordered yesterday by District Court Justice David A. Pine. Justice Pine deferred a defense motion through which the father had asked the court to vacate a pre vious court order for $15 a week maintenance. Attorney Jean Boardman. repre senting the father, argued that the *15 a week payment was to have been made with the understanding Miss Simonds, whose parents are divorced, was to live with her grand mother in Connecticut and that * actually she is with another family in Connecticut, The suit was brought - in Miss Simonds’ behalf by her mother, now Mrs. Rosalie Banks of the 2400 block of Fourteenth street - N.E. Miss Simonds Is represented , by Attorney Philip Wagshal. Finnish Archbishop Dies STOCKHOLM, Dec. 9 (*>).—A dis patch from Helsinki said Archbishop Erkki Kalla of Finland died today at the age of 77. He was appointed in 1935. Adam A. Wesehler h Son, Auctioneers. attorneys sale or valuable £«-2;S?2S1v,£ND basement brick gWEVitWO NO- 848 G ST. S.E. CON JAINtNG NINE ROOMS. St. BATHS. COAL FIRED HOT WATER HEAT. By virtue at authority retted in him owner thereof, the undertianed. will alter tor tale in front of the above mentioned vremieet BY PUBLIC AUCTION ! THURSDAY, December 14, 1944 at Four o’clock P.M. Lot 838 in suuara 878. having a front age of 34 feet tj a depth of 184.88 feet te • 28 feot alley* improved aa above. Terms of Sale: Cash A deposit of ¥500.00 required of purchaser at time *' of sale, balance to be paid within thirty days from day of sale, otber deposit may l»e forfeited as * - liquidated damages, or property re sold at risk and cost of defaulting purchaser at the discretion of the ’ undersigned, after five days advertise ment of such resale In some news paper published In Washington. D. C. All conveyancing, recording, revenue stamp, gnd nolarigl fees at cost of purchaser. i FRANCIS L. NEUBECK. Attorney National Press Building dec. '4.8.8,11.18 Congress for his administration of the Library of Congress, an Institu tion dear to the hearts of Senators and Representatives. The Senate may be expected to forgive his poetry in the light of his other demonstrated capacity, just as it will forgive young Mr. Rockefeller his mistake in having the richest grandfather a boy ever had, in view of his performance in promoting good relations with the Latin Amer ican republics. Answers to Questions A reader eas get thg answer to any auestlon of fact by writing The Bve ntng Star Information Bureau. SIS I street NF . Washington 2, D. C. Please inclose 3 cents for return postage. By THE HASKIN SERVICE. Q. How many kinds of birds did Theodore Roosevelt count in Wash ington, D. C., and vicinity?—C. R. Y. A. There were in' all 93 varieties of birds of which 56 had been seen In the White House grounds. Q. What proportion of the popu lation of voting age consists of Ne groes?—R. E. ‘ A. In 1940, Negroes constituted 8 8 per cent of the Nation’s total population of voting age, according to the Negro Handbook. Q. What is the speed of an ele phant?—E. L. H. A. The elephant’s natural gait, a shuffling walk, probably does not exceed 10 miles an hour. When excited or enraged the elephant is capable of an amazing speed for an animal of sucli great bulk. In dense forests to which he is accustomed he could easily outdistance the horse. Q. Why was the deepest known spot in the Atlantic Ocean called the Milwaukee depth?—S. E. K. A. It was first reported bv the USS Milwaukee. Any United States ship which reports a new depth has that depth named for It. Q What President of the United States wfas a preacher?—R. W. P. A. Janies A. Garfield was a lay preacher of the Disciples of Christ Church. Q What should a person do if he i loses his Social Security card?— j H. T. A. He should write directly to the j Social Security Board, 1825 H. Street N.W., Washington, D. C„ explain the 1 circumstances, give its number and ask for a duplicate. Q. When was 50-cent paper cur I rency in circulation?—T. L. F. A. The United States issued 50 cent paper currency from 1862 to 1876. Q. What were the names of the two horses presented to Gen. Grant by the Sultan of Turkey?—D. G. Z. A. Leopold and Linden Tree were the names of the two stallions. They arrived in this country May 30, 1879, and were first taken to Gen. E. F. Beales farm. Ash Hill, just out side of Washington. Q How did the Seabees get their name?—L. L. B. A. The term "Seabee1 is a play on the initials C. B. (Construction Bat talions i. The name is character istic of tjiis organization of the Navy—nautical, as suggested in the first syllable, and industrious, as suggested by the "bee" of the second I syllable. Q. Does the Marine Corps have a medical corps of its own?—I. O. R. A. It has not. The Marine Corps Headquarters says that the Medical Corps of the Navy functions as a medical unit for the Marine Corps. Q Is there a limit to the number of letters or packages a prisoner of war in this country may receive?— S. I. A. There is no limit in the num ber of letters or packages an alien prisoner of war in this country may receive, although he may write only two letters and one card a month . . . and those only to relatives. The package should be sent directly to the camp where the camp com mander will open and censor it. House Still Must Ad On 7 of 18 DC. Bills Passed by Senate By DON g. WARREN. The record-brecking speed with which the Senate, late yesterday, passed 18 District measures within 15 minutes will be followed by prompt consideration on the bouse side of seven of them still requiring action there. Chairman Randolph of the House District Committee prom ised today. Eleven of the bills were adopted by the Senate in the same form in which they came from the House and now go to the White House for signature into law, but the more important measures are among those still needing House action as to the whole subject or amendments. One of the seven awaiting House action is the bill of Chairman Bilbo of the Senate District Committee to create a commission of nine mem bers to make a study and report and to have plans drawn for a proposed self-liquidating Washington na tional memorial stadium as a post war project. House committees have been considering other stadium bills, to authorize a definite project, but there is little hope now of ac tion at this session, and attention Is directed to the Bilbo commission measure. Three Other Measures. Three others, already passed by the House but amended in the Sen ate, are expected to be called up for action on District day in the House Monday. They are the meas ure to expand the administrative powers of the District Commission ers, given a minor addition yester day on the Senate floor; to revamp the financial setup of the District Boxing Commission, amended in the Senate as to pay of civilian box ing commissioners, gate tax and financial reserve; and to subject Government restaurants to Health Department sanitary inspection and regulation, amended by the Senate to exempt the House and Senate; restaurants at the Capitol. The. three others of the 18 passed by the Senate but shunted to the House are those to apply to the District the uniform stock transfer law already adopted by 3fl States, which has been approved by the House District Committee and Is to; be offered for House passage Mon-! day; to set up a formal system of: voluntary apprenticeship In the! District, on which there has been; no House action; and to permit the Women's Christian Association to dissolve and turn ^ts property over to the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA. On the latter measure, action was ■ deferred this week by the House District Committee because spokes men for 20 woman boarders in the Thirteenth street home of the asso ciation protested impending evic tion. While hoping legislative ac tion might be cleared next week. | Mr. Randolph said he would check ! with the YWCA to make sure pres ent tenants would be aided In find ing new lodgings. Bills Sent to President. The 11 bills sent to President Roosevelt for signature are the fol lowing : To permit the Commissioners to establish off-street parking facilities on District-owned land not needed 11 1 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■■ ■■■ ■ ■ i ; CHEV. •» ™•«! BRAKES RELINED A 7R CLIFT'S,vr5126 Ltnintt Guaranteed t«*dt MUee Free Adjustments Duplicate D C. Testing Machine aaoa k at. n.w. mb. e»aa LIGHTING SETS TREE BALLS ELECTRIC WREATHS TINSEL COTTON ICICLES ARTIFICIAL TREES C. MARIMOW 3409 14th N.W. Open Evening a Including Sundaye 4 Repairing • Renovizing • Modernizing Home* Have you winter-conditioned your Home? We haven’t had any very severe weather as yet— but when winter does come it’ll come without warning and it will be unfortunate if you have not made provision for comfort. It is a serious question if you will be able to get ALL this coal or oil you may need. But there are many things you can do to help—like sealing cracks and crevices; tuning up the heater to full efficiency; and many others—some minor; some very important —such as INSULATING. That is a year-round comfort—saving up to 30% in fuel. The Eberly Plan is your best recourse for all these things—because we will bring to your job 95 years' experience. Years by themselves do not mean much—without a definite and positive policy behind them—and that is what The Eberly Plan brings to every job it undertakes. It must be done to OUR satisfaction as well as yours—and will be done by our carefully trained Eberly Plan craftsmen—for a fair estimate—which will include but ONE over head instead of many; and with ONE responsibility —OURS. All you need do is send for an Eberly Plan Supervisor—he’ll work WITH and FOR you. The Eberly Financing Plan is at your service to confidentially assist in the budgeting of the bill. A. Eberly’s Sons Before You Invest Investigate 1108 K N.W. In Our 95th Year DI. 6557 for other municipal purposes, as an amendment to the District Motor Vehicle Parking Agency Act. To ban assignment of future wages for debt payment and to raise the exemption of salaries from garnish ment from $50 to $100 a month. To broaden the reciprocal licensing provisions of the District Healing Arts Act, to lesson requirements on doctors who have been away from the city for a time. To apply the motor vehicle "hit and run” and drunken driving rules to operators of streetcars and bicycles. To permit appointment of deputies for the District health officer to issue certificates for transportation of dead human bodies. To validate for the duration and six months thereafter the operator’s permit of any member of the armed services so those on leave here may drive their cars without hazard of arrest and fine. Notaries Public. To authorize the Commissioners to appoint notaries public in the District to lessen routine work for the President $nd the Justice Department. To authorize an appropriation of $4,800 a year to aid in the education of children of deceased veterans of this war, with a $200 a year limit per child. And three bills authorizing ar rangements for'the January 20 in auguration of President Roosevelt, most of which will not be needed this year since the ceremony is to be staged in semiprivacy on the back portico of the White House. From the House Interstate and I". —■■■!!■ = Foreign Commerce Committee came a report that hearings on the bQl sponsored by the Commissioners for authority to build twin spans over the Potomac to replace old High way Bridge would be postponed until the new Congress. It had not been expected Congress would act on this bill in the few remaining days of this session, because of the Gov ernment agency controversy over the details of the bridge plans. Likewise, and as expected. Mr. Randolph said he would not call up Monday the bill to settle the Dis trict-Virginia boundary dispute. While the measure will die with this Congress, Mr. Randolph said he an ticipated a boundary bill would be reintroduced early in the new Con gress. Walker Will Speak At Ship Launching By the AisocUted Pren. BRUNSWICK. Ga., Dec. Post master General Walker will address workers at the Brunswifck Shipyard Monday in connection with the launching of the M. E. Comerford; a Liberty ship named in honor of a nephew of the cabinet member. Mrs. Comerford, Scranton, Pa., will sponsor; the ship, RECORDS COLUMBIA. TICTOB. DECCA ••I ■>» other Made BALLARD 1300 G St N.W. NA 0414-15 Prisoner Relief Director To Speak Here Monday Henry Wasmer. of Switzerland, director of the Prisoners War Re lief Division, International Red Cross, at Geneva, will address rela tives and next of kin of American prisoners of war in the Chamber of Commerce Building, 1615 H street N.W. at 8 p.m. Monday, the Dis trict Red Cross Chapter has an nounced. Mr. Wasmer, who It, in the United States on a special mission In con nection with servicing war prison ers, was in Berlin as recently as six weeks ago for discussions simi lar to those he will have in Wash ington on dripping, supply, financ ing and planning. He will return to Geneva in mid-December. Mr. Wasmer Is responsible for seeing that all relief sent through the neu tral International Red Cross reaches captives in prison camps abroad. The meeting here will be in the Hall of Flags. Relatives and next of kin of war prisoners are invited to attend and join in an open fo rum after Mr. Wasmer’s talk. Drive to Show Hitler Is Well Stepped Up Br the AMMlated Free*. LONDON, Dec. #.-Nasl propa gandists pepped up their "Hitler la well’’ campaign today by broadcast ing statements attributed to a U-boah commander and a Hungarian Army official who were declared to have visited Hitler’s headquarters recently. Both were quoted as saying “the Fuehrer looks fresh and healthy." Establish a Banking Connection 1 It'll be an advantage. May we suggest The Second National? 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