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'On the Other Hand’ Finds Frigid Senate Reception For Plan to Publish Records Young Glen Taylor—young as United States Senators go— was wondering one day what he could do for the good of his country. Being a member of the national lawmaking body offered a man an opportunity. "He decided that nothing he could do would be more useful than to furnish the people with a complete record of how he and the other Senators voted on all issues. So he drafted a resolution. It provided that the secretary of tne oenaie snuuiu compile ana puo llsh, within three weeks after the adjournment of Congress, a tabula tion of all roll calls, together with a Dnei explana tion of the Issues voted on. For easy reference, each member's votes would be listed separately. The Superin tendent of Docu ments would sell copies at cost—a matter of a few pennies or nick els per copy— and would have enough copies on hand to meet all demands. Lnwrll Mrllett. Presenting his resolution to the Senate, the author made a brief speech. He explained that all the voting records are readily available and could be put into a book or pamphlet in a few days. There would be no actual expense to the Government, since the pamphlet would be sold, not given away. And he made a few remarks like the following: "The people of the United States are becoming more aware of the po litical responsibilities which inhere in a democracy.” "Politics is no longer the private game of clubhouse hangers-on, ward heelers, office seekers and big business lobbyists.” "Consumers are learning of the impact of legislation on their grocery baskets. They will learn even more when price controls are suddenly re-; moved or drastically weakened.” i "All of these people are vitally interested in knowing the voting records of their Senators. They have a right to know1 them.” And that, although it shouldn't be, is just about the end of the story. For. when I called the Sen ator and asked him what had been the reaction to his resolution, he said there hadn't been any. Pressed further, he said that not a single, solitary, senatorial soul had so much as mentioned the matter to him. Idea Entirely Too Good. This interested me no end, since I recently published a book <adv.) whose purpose was to do, to a lim ited extent, just what the Senator wanted the Senate to do. Not withstanding that it sells for the relatively high price dl 25 cents— as compared to the nickel or two that, the Senate document would cost—and notwithstanding that it is not as comprehensive as the book let Senator Taylor proposes, my lit tle book seems to be selling as fast as the printer can print it. So there can hardly be any doubt that the reading public is interested in Congressmen’s voting records. Why then don’t the Senators get behind this project in a big way? Can it be that they are not proud of their voting records? If so. that would be the best of reasons for j the people having, at the end of N each session of Congress, or even more frequently, just such a public: presentation of the votes as is pro- i posed by Senator Taylor's resolu-1 tion. But I doubt that any such im provement in the machinery of democracy will be witnessed in our time Or if it does come to pass, that it will occur through any vol untary act, or resolution of Con gress. It really would require a constitutional amendment, and It Is hard to get a constitutional amend ment unless Congress co-operates. Two-thirds of the State legislatures could compel Congress to move in Brakes Relined Remarks Cited. FORD PLYMOUTH CHEVROLET J $9.50 ! $]].50 OLDS / PONTIAC < BUICK "Special" \ Free Adjustments Duplicate €>. C. Testmo Mnchtne JL ME. 6232. ; the matter, but State legislators are just as coy about their voting rec ords as Congressmen are. Their motto is the same: Let sleeping dogs lie. Or, let's not look at the record. As for Senator Taylor, the only thing wrong with his idea is that it is entirely too good. Answers to Questions A reader on get the answer to ml question of fact by writing The Evening Star information Bureau. 318 I street VE . Washington 2. D C. Please in close 3 centa for return postage. By THE HASKIN SERVICE. Q. What are the requirements for membership in the Twirly Birds?— H. N. C. A. The organization consists of persons who had flown a helicopter in sustained flight without the as sistance of others, prior to V-J day. Q. Will the prime meridian be changed now that Greenwich Ob servatory is to be moved?—J. W. R. A. No change will be made in the zero meridian, since that would affect timekeeping all over the world. Hurstmonceaux is 45 miles south east of Greenwich and time as cal culated at the observatory there will be corrected to allow for the % de gree difference from Greenwich. Q. Has Spain any colonies?— L. I. F. A. Spanish colonies consist of cer tain settlements in. and islands off. the coast of Africa, with a total area of close to 82.400 square miles and a population estimated in 1935 at 951.000. Included are Spanish Guinea. Western Sahara and Span ish Morocco. Q. What large city was named bv tossing a coin?—B. McG. A. When Portland, Oreg., was founded by Francis W. Pettigrove of Maine and Amos Lovejov of Massa chusetts. a penny was tossed to de cide whether it should be called Portland or Boston. Q. Is the task force organization to be continued by the Navv’— A. R. B A. Task organization, primarily a war development, will be used in the peacetime Navy only when fleet units are assembled for specific du ties such as the A-bomb test, train ing exercises and cruises. Q How long have people provided shelters for birds?—P. E. A Early records of Asia Minor testify to the use of doves and pigeons for carrying messages, and it is reasonable to believe that shel ters were provided for the birds. The shelves for swallows in Japanese temples and feeding towers with nesting places maintained by the Brahmans of India were early indi cations that birds, were cared for. The American Indians were known to hang gourds on trees for purple martins and other "insectivorous birds. Q When a soldier who has been classified as "missing in action” is officially presumed dead, is his fam ily informed of this action?—O. F. A. Yes. The next of kin in each instance is notified of the change of status. Q. What battleship was known by the designation "Battleship X” dur ing the war?—J. L. C. A The South Dakota. The battle ship's identity was kept a secret for nearly a year because she was the first of a new. class bearing new armament and with greatly in creased firing power. Q. If a former officer of the Army who has been retired without pay for physical disability wishes to have his case reviewed, to whom does he write?—L. C. K. A. Ac officer who is retired or on inactive duty without pay for phys ical disability and who desires re view of his case should write to the adjutant general, Washington 25, D. C. If entitled under the law to have his case reviewed, he will receive a formal application blank McLemore— Suggests Truman Use 'Props' For Pictures By Henry McLemore DAYTONA BEACH. Fla.—I never have been a newspaper or newsreel photographer, but I believe I come close enough to being a human be mg to under stand how those fellows feel when they are assigned to go to the White House to t8ke a ; picture of Presl dent Truman signing a new bill. The very thought of the job. especially to | those who get | the assignment i day after day, ! must make them Henry NrUntro. want not only to jump out of the nearest window, but to pull out their hair as they Jump. Except, for a change In the characters invariably grouped about the President, and an occasional change in the Presi dent’s haberdashery, the pictures are all the same. The President, pen in hand, is looking down at the document to be signed. Flank ing him are Ds from Colorado. Rs from Vermont, Ds from Texas and Rs from Connecticut. It Would Save Time. For the sake of the photographers who have to take the pictures, the President and the legislators who have to pose for them, and the public who has to look at them, I have a few suggestions to make One of the suggestions is that in order„to save the time of the Presi dent and the lesser characters in these pictures, life-size papier mache cutouts be made of them and substituted for the real flesh and blood. I don’t know how many working hours this would save dur ing a year, but it would be substan tial. It certainly would enable Sen ator Tom Connally, Democrat, of Texas to get a lot more work done, becausv Mr. Connally is a habitual poser before the White House cam eraman. It’s a wonder he doesn’t have Kleig eyes A friend of mine, who collects these pictures, says he will not accept one as genuine un less the Senator from Texas Is in view. Another suggestion: why not liven these pictures up a bit by using gayer props and backgrounds? I have in mind the employment of those props which one finds in pic ture galleries at Coney Island, along Broadway and at almost all amuse ment centers. You know, the an cient papier-mache automobiles, the old-fashioned bicycles, which, when you get on one makes you look as if you were wearing a black-and white bathing suit of the Gay Nine ties, the ox cart, and. always, a background of booming surf and palm trees. Dull A* Hunting. Take the recent picture showing President Truman signing the atomic control bill. It was like ail the others, with the President play ing center, and with Senator Con nali.v playing right end, Senator Russell of Georgia at left end, and Senator Milliken of Colorado at right tackle, Senator Austin of Ver mont at left tackle, Senator Johnson of Colorado at right guatd. and Senator Hart of Connecticut at left guard. It was as dull a picture as a man could find in half a lifetime of hunting, and it wasn't made any the less depressing b.v the fact that it dealt with that goat and mice exterminator, the atom bomb. Wouldnt it have been much bet ter to have posed the group in one of those old automobiles I men tioned? President Truman could have had the place of honor at the wheel, with the witnesses grouped attractively in the back seat and on the running board. The coun try would have gotten a mild chuckle from such a snapshot, and wav things are in the world right now. a mild chuckle t two wouidn t be bad for the nerve Thinking again of the wear an tear the President has to endui posing for pictures, why not a life size dummy of the Sacred Cow, wit a dummy of Secretary Byrnes gc ing up the steps, and a dummy t the President waving him a fon farewell? The President has sper so much time at the airport fare willing and welcoming home M: Byrnes, that two more trips an he'll have enough hours for a pilot license.’ 'Distributed br McN»u*ht Syndicate. Inc Bach tor Juoust $ $ $ Real Ice Cream the Seatte6L flavor-of-the-month Luscious sun-ripened peaches —and plenty of diem—blended and frozen with pure, fine cream! That is Peach Ice Cream as you like it best—and u S**ltest makes it! And don’t forget: Stalest is tit Measure of Quality in let Cream. SeutiieiJtfDaiueA. TNI MIASUil or ouality' DmMm */ Nsttnul Dairy Pruitt* CtrptrtUm Tmm it tot tctitett ViH«#t Stott, attfria* Jack Halt?, Tbsrtdart, t:50 P. ML mx, WRC Doris Fleeson Political Hay for Soviet Russia’s Plea for UNRRA Continuance Wins Her Friends Among Small Nations GENEVA, Aug. 7 (By Wireless).—Another major Anglo-Ameri can collision with Russia impends as the fifth conference of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration gathers momentum here. Russia has seized the role of champion of small nations by supporting their plea for continuance of UNRRA. This will benefit, ner airectiy, as wen as piling up' political hay in the Ukraine and Belorussia as they receive UNRRA aid. The American position is that the door will always be kept open for those in real need but the ne cessity for soup kitchen relief of the UNRRA type is over. UNRRA must die on schedule, as promised to Congress. Great Britain and Canada and other major s u p p lying na tions backed the UNRRA demise. Pori* Fleonon, but differ from America as to fu ture plans. Struggle Is Academic. In a concrete sense, the struggle to continue UNRRA is academic. As Director General La Guardia put it, “We’ll close down because we have no money. Other reasons don’t matter.” Congress appropriated only enough funds for UNRRA to finish its program. Even if Congress were now in session, it has plainly shown it will not keep UNRRA in the style to which it has been accustomed. The argument “food is politics"! is developing here with one eye on the Paris Peace Conference where America will want the support of the same nations she must wrestle with here. The Czechoslovakian spokesman has already suggested, pointedly, that his country must turn eastward if abandoned by the west. American Problem. The American problem here is to convince the small nations that their legitimate needs will be met in other ways, that they are not being aban doned supperless by their rich uncle. The argument over how much need still exists is possibly a delicate one, but Col. Tyler Wood of the American delegation prepared him self for it by accompanying Mr. La T» Relieve Dandruff Drynaaa. OUlness, Failinf Bair 4* years’ experience. Best available modern equipment. Normal rates, exclusive men's department, sepa rate entrance. Delizhtlully air cooled. Margaret E. Schectze, Inc. 1J4S Conn. Are. N.W. Natl *«W» Guard la on the tour of receiving na tion* prior to the conference here. Regarding future requests for relief. America reportedly takes the po sition that we shall determine these questions for ourselves—as they come up. The British are pulling for an ar rangement by which all questions of need shall be screened to an interna tional agency, preferably the United Nations, with allocations made by it, according to a recipient’s ability to pay. 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