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RFC Hearings Close;
Decision on Extending
Agency Due in June
|y th« Auociatad Pratt
The future existence of the vast
Reconstruction Finance Corp. hinges
on a congressional decision to be
made next month.
Chairman Tobey of the Senate
Ranking Committee said the ques
tion will come before his committee
the week of June 1. Unless Con
gress acts, RFC will expire June 30.
senator Tobey made the an
nouncement late yesterday after
closing lengthy hearings on RFC’s
financial relations with the Balti
more & Ohio Railroad.
He said that in his opinion the in
vestigation showed the 1944 reor
ganization of the road was tainted
with “skulduggery” and “thim
bleriggery.” Under the reorganiza
tion plan, approved by the Federal
courts, an $80,000,000 RFC loan due
in 1944 was extended to 1965.
’ Besmirching” Senator Charged.
In the final day’s hearing, Russell
Ij. ouuusiiMB, d. <x> v/. viw; pre&iueuv,
declared under oath that Cassius M.
Clay and Randolph Phillips, two
previous witnesses, had “besmirched
and degraded" a Senator whom he
did not name.
Senator Tobey told reporters he
had no doubt the allusion was to
himself.
Mr. Snodgrass contended that Mr.
Clay, a former B. A O. official, and
Mr. Phillips, one of the principal
objectors to the reorganization plan,
had misled the Senator into believ
ing that “a political scandal could
be unearthed” by an inquiry into
the B. A O. reorganization.'
Senator Tobey advised Mr. Snod
grass to get down a Bible and read
St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians,
vU.
Taylor Denounces Snodgrass.
The quotation: "For if a man
think himself to be something, when
he is nothing, he decelveth himself.”
Senator Tobey also recalled B. A
O. President Roy B. White, and
Arthur H Dean, the railroad’s spe
cial counsel, to the stand to ask
whether they “disassociated” them
selves from Mr. Snodgrass’ personal
remarks. Both said they did, and
Mr. White added that he had urged
Mr. Snodgrass to delete that part
of his prepared testimony.
Senator Taylor, Democrat, of
Idaho announced in open session of
the committee that Mr. Snodgrass
henceforth will be "personally ob
noxious” to him.
Biddle Defends His Views;
1). N. Nomination Waits
§y th« Associated Press
Francis Biddle, former Attorney
General, defended his political phi-'
losophy in a closed session of the
Benate Foreign Relations Committee
yesterday, but no action was taken
on his nomination as a member of
the United Nations Social and Eco
nomic Council.
The committee members quoted
Mr. Biddle as saying he retains the
same general philosophy of Govern
ment he held as a member of the
late President Roosevelt’s cabinet.
He was said to have noted, how
ever, that he opposed the Roosevelt
Supreme Court reorganization bill
in 1937 and was against the estab
lishment of NRA. ,
The Biddle nomination, sent to
the Senate in January by President
Truman, has been held up for weeks.
Some members were reported to
have objected to his confirmation on
the ground that what they called
his "New Deal views’’ are not the
kind they want presented to the
U. N, organization.
APARTMENTS PLANNED—Architect’s sketch shows 371-unit apartment building planned for
construction on a site of • approximately an acre bounded by Massachusetts avenue, Q street,
Twenty-second street and a public alley, by Jerry Maiatico, builder with offices in the Woodward
huiiHimr Mr Maiatico said todav he expected to start construction in the fall.
Autopsy to Be Held Today
In Two-Story Plunge
An autopsy to determine the
cause of death of Lloyd Lionel
Stokes, 60, of 1913 E street N.E.,
fatally injured yesterday when he
fell from a second-story window
he was painting, will be performed
today, Coroner A. Magruder Mac
Donald said.
Mr. Stokes was holding-to a win
dow sash of a house in the 3500 block
Sixth street N.W., police said, when
it gave way and he fell, striking his
head on a concrete stairway of a
porch. He died in Emergency Hos
pital, apparently of head injuries,
the coroner said. He moved just
two days ago to the E street address
from the 100 block of Fourteenth
street S.E., which police first listed
as his home.
He was a native of Bethel, N. C.,
and had lived here 21 years.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Annie Belle Dillow Stokes; a daugh
ter, Mrs. Anna Crosby, and five sons,
Albert, Lloyd, Elmer and Lester, all
of Washington, and Robert, a sea
man, first class, stationed in the
Pacific.
Rich submarine coal fields have
been discovered off Japan’s Kyu
shu Island.
Women Come and Go in Halls,
Crowded Out of Eliot Reading
By George Kennedy
The women wandered to and fro,
talking of Michaelangelo yesterday
at the National Gallery because
T S. Eliot was reading his poems
in the auditorium and about 300
who had come to hear him could
not get inside.
Only a paragraph or two had
appeared in the Washington press
announcing "that Mr. Eliot would
give a reading at 3:30 p.m. But by
3 o’clock, the auditorium seating
300 was filled and 100 were standing
in the aisles. By starting time
almost as many more were outside
the doors.
A few limousines and many taxi
cabs brought Eliot fans, but most
came on foot. Pour of five were
women. It was hard to imagine
that many of them were interested
in modern verse, but then, Eliot
was first published in 1915.
There were plenty of young men
among the first arrivals, down in
front in the best seats The au
ditorium was air-coolep but they
took off their coats. Not trusting
their ears they followed the verses
from books in their laps, like the
young people at sympnony concerts
in Boston.
There were more than a dozen
teaching nuns. There was nothing
in the reading of this 20th century
revolutionist to offend the cloistered
ear. The bitterness of the poem on
the journey of the Magi was accept
able. Mr. Eliot said it had been used
on ‘‘highbrow Christmas cards.” He
read “Ash Wednesday,” which must
have been to their liking.
In the room the women come and
1 VO
Talking of Michaelangelo.
It should be explained here that in
Mr. Eliot’s first published poem,
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Pruf
rock,” which he read yesterday, he
repeats those lines at the ends of
stanzas to bring things back to the
immediate situation.
Mr. Eliot’s performance was quite
satisfactory. He read in an even
tone. It was something to hear the
wizardry of his words from the wiz
ard himself.
Other reporters said that Mr. Eliot
had an English accent—but not to
this ear. His accent was similar to
that of the perhaps supercultivated
American who can be found on any
university faculty.
Mr. Eliot went to England before
World War I and became a British
subject in 1927 despite his St. Louis
birth. He is of the same New Eng
land stock that produced Charles
Eliot, the president of Harvard and
mentor of the five-foot book shelf.
Tall and slender, with long features,
ungreyed despite his 58 years, he
looks very much like his fellow
Missourian, who is presidential press
secretary, Charles G. Ross.
Mr. Eliot’s visit to Washington
called for more than a reading at
the National Gallery. It meant go
ing out to St. Elizabeths to see Ezra
Pound, his one-time trailblazer, the
man who helped destroy the 19th
century poetry and tried to help
Mussolini destroy 19th century
capitalism. Many believe Mr. Eliot
began 20th century poetry on those
ruins.
Mr. Eliot told this reporter after
the lecture that Pound was “much
calmer” than the last time he saw
him—almost two years ago.
In the reading Mr. Eliot did not
hesitate to acknowledge his debt to
Pound. He said he would read a
poem written in the World War I
period when “Pound and I were
experimenting with the verse of
Theophile Guatier.” The poem was
“Sweeney and the Nightingales.”
Tests Lost 100 Years
Synthetic rubber is the result of
chemical work conducted for more
than 100 years by chemists of Great
Britain, France, Germany, Russia
and the United States.
LUMBER
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Hardy Scots Amaze
Visitor From Sweden
"How your women survive in this
wintry weather beats me,” Mrs.
Astrid Svedberg at Stockholm, told
the people of Glasgow. ‘In Sweden
ire dress for the winter; in Scotland
mu don’t. When'I went out in the
snow here. I wore a fur coat, fur
hat and snow boots and the wind
cut right through me. Yet every
second girl X saw, was dressed in
ordinary shoes and a light rain
coat. Many had no stockings. Why?
"Are you afraid to admit your
weather Is bad? Add your girls’
^SSSES
complexions—don’t be fooled by
that so-called healthy red face.
That, to me, to a sore, wind-beaten
face which will cause some beauty
worries one day. Swedish women
are not ashamed to rub their faces
with oils and fats."
GOOD NEWS!
REDUCED PRICES
(United tine enl»>
RAY RIDGE LOTS
KASS REALTY CO.
Ittni Conn. Ate. N.W. EM. »1—
4 EXCELLENT VALUES
! §
COTTAGE CITY
4102 Sh«pherd St.
4-rm. from* buniolow, lore* lol»
part basement; $7,950, terms.
1007 GIRARD ST., N.C.
trmidrUrbrd brlfb, « rm*.. b»th.
ji iMlm< porehw; ta.-w.b.t l»«n toll
term; SM.AOO.
1 COLUMBIA PIKE, 920 Ode St.
I Near nrv Nary Bide.. 5-room brick
»Ml frame banralaw: fall basement,
I «4J beat; vacant; $12,500, terms.
1142 KEY BLVD.
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Tor furihor Infomation
CALL CO. 1973
SILVER SPRING,
MD.
305 Greenwich Lane
OPEN 1 TO 7
Lot 50x100 ft.
6 years old, 6 large rooms and
bath. Large living room with fire
place, built-in garage, scrt*ned
side porch, finished recreation
room, Venetian blinds, storm win
dows and doors, gas air-eond. heat. Basement lavatory, modern kitchen with
stove and regrigerator. Near schools and transportation. ,
To Reach: Out ColetviUe Road to Mrs. KaVs Toll House Tavern, right
on Dale Drive to Dartmouth, left one block to Greenwich and right to house.
BRENNAN AND PORTER REALTY CO.
927 15th Street N.W. Eveninri TB. 3*11 NA. 3524
1 . e
I Custom Built
I Bradley Hills, Bethesda, Md.
7115 Radnor Road
Built under contract for the owner-occupant. Quality pre-war construction;
attractive and charming in its simplicity, ideally appointed. Center-entrance
planned, having a large living room with open fireplace, dining room, breakfast
room and kitchen on 1st floor; master bedroom with open fireplace, i other
cheerful bedrooms and tiled bath on 2nd floor; partly finished recreation room,
bath and maid’s room in basement; screened living porch, oil burner, electric
refrigerator, electric stove; beautifully landscaped lot nearly 70x170. Owner
has purchased a larger home and will give quick possession. j
Open Sunday, 11 to 6 P.M.
Drive out Wi'jc. Ave. to Bank of Bethesda and Jett on Old Georgetown
Rd. to Wilton Lane, thence left past Bradley Blvd. and continue
I straight ahead on Maiden Lane 1 block to Radnor Rd., then lett to house.
L. T. Gravatte
729 15th St. N.W. REALTOR NAtional 0753
l .—
Priarcltff
The Community of Distinction
5152 Manning Place N.W.
Treat yourself to an Inspection of a truly beautiful home that is dif
ferent Custom-built in 1941 to provide the maximum in livability
and comfort. Finest in workmanship and material throughout.
Perfectly beautiful condition. .
First floor has reception hall, living room, dining room, beautiful
kitchen large bedroom or den and full bath. Second floor has three
very large bedrooms and two baths. Full basement with paneled
recreation room, servant's room and bath, two-car built-in- garage.
’ Has air-conditioned heat.
OPEN SUNDAY, 11 A.M. TO 6 P.M.
Directions: Out Mass. Ace. to Nebraska Ave..l
k\?raKitocizrtoonMZ:?nT?i*e'?. is& .
FRANKS. PHILLIPS
927 15th S». N.W. HU
k
8222 LARRY PLACE—ROCK CREEK FOREST
Chevy Chase, Md.-—$20,750
Just off the Eost-West Highway in a rapidly growing, new-home com
munity,, where the whole family can enjoy the advantages of outdoor
living. .Meadowbrook riding stables. Rock Creek Park. Public play
grounds. Bus at the door.
The residence—full basement, gas furnace, cold storage space. First
\ floor—attractive living and dining rooms, kitchen, breakfast nook, j
toilet and lavatory. Second floor—3 twin-bed size rooms and full
both. Built-in goroge. Fenced rear yard. Side living porch. Gas
furnace; hot-water heat.
Chevy Chose, WOodley
D C. 2300
WmL.OREM.»r.prm.
EXCLUSIVE REALTOR
THESE PROPERTIES WILL
MOVE QUICKLY
I MASS. AVE, EXTENDED. 5806 ,
Brick Colonial, 6 rooms, 2 baths (NEW), living room with fireplace, dining
room, picture window; modern, streamlined kit.; 3 lajge bedrooms and 2
boths, 2nd floor. Full basement, gas a.-c. heat, slate roof; nice lot. Price, j
$18,950. Cosh down, $2,950; balance one trust. Int. 4%. Monthly
Principal and Interest Payment, $96.97.
CHEVY CHASE, MD„ Ridgeway Ave., 6501
Six-room-1 (4-bath Cottage (corner). Large and a most attractive living
room, dining room, modern kitchen and breakfast nook. 1st floor bedroom
j and full bath. 2 bedrooms and Vi bath 2nd floor. Open deck porch.
Oil h.-w. heat, detached garage. Property in excellent condition. Price,
$17,250.00; terms.
SUBURBAN, TWO-STORY BRICK
Five rooms, 1 bath, nearly new, living room, dining room kitchen; 2 nice
bedrooms and bath on 2nd floor. Beautifully furnished, recreation room ,
in basement; air-conditioned heat; full front porch; lorge lot and planted ,
jj I garden. Owner transferred. Price to sell, $12,950; terms. Call or phone.
S.E., FORT DUPONT S.E., 1612
Semidetached brick (neoriy new), 6 rooms, 1 Vi baths; living room,
dining room, kitchen; 3 bedrooms and 1 Vi baths. Owner moving to
Florida. Price, $15,000. To reach, drive Penno. ave. S. E. to Alobama
Ave, left to Que St, right to Fort Dupont ond house; agent on premises.
SOUTHEAST
Modern brick economy home, 5 rooms, 1 bath; $9,500.00.
M0NT60MERY COUNTY
Small Farm, containing 25 acres, improved with modern six-room house,
1 bath, out buildings. Beautiful setting. Paved highway. Cheap at ,
( I $10,750.00. Call or phone
ON SEVERN RIVER
Also attractive beach cottage, furnished. $4,500.00.
Tho following Membort of tho Saleg Staff au in War, in
peace will gladly eervo YOU■ A 100% C. I. Office.
World War II
HOWARD W. TEDFORD. Army JOSEPH PLAKAS. Army
EDGERTON SMITH, Navy RENE GOCLEMAN. Navy ^ ^
MARCUS GIBSON. Marine* LENWOOD C. NICHOLS, Navy
JAMES J. HOOPER. World War I
;| JAS. J. HOOPER CO.
j[ ; 2601 Connecticut Ave. iBtnU ' DUpont 1700
Office Open Doily and Sunday _# j
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See These S3 Acres Overlooking the Potomac j
30 Minutes from Washington |
__ _ _^ _ .. __......MU'JWaKWK
This exclusive water-front property was originally part of George Wash- II
ington's Estate. Especially desirable for one or more country places with |
water and boulevard frontage—wooded knolls and clear view of Potomac to
the Maryland side. jj
REPRESENTATIVE AT PROPERTY SUNDAY,J1-6
CALL MR. McGUINNESS—DE. 4101 OR CH. 4145, EVE. AND SUN.
Xoute: Memorial Drive to Mt. Vernon, eo»Hn«t« I milee to my eivn on property on left,
FRANCES POWELL HILL
1608 20th St. Exclusive Agent DE. 4101
I 8005 PINEY BRANCH ROAD, SILVER SPRING, MD.
1 Situated in beautiful SLIGO PARK HILLS, this rambling detached corner home, of stone and brick |
I construction, with slate roof and attached garage, will appeal to the most discriminatinghomeseeker. |
§ FIRST FLOOR: Entrance vestibule, studio living room with stone fireplace; master bedroom with two |
I large closets and tiled bath; sizable and attractive dining room heated sunroom, openingi toi concrete g
I patio and outside barbecue pit; labor saving kitchen, equipped with b9a|EmEnV•"lame 1
1 OND FLOOR: Two large bedrooms, good-sized cedar storage closet, full tiled bath. BASEMENT a ge L
1 recreation room with outside entrance, real fireplace, and built-in bar, attractive rnaid s room and bath, |
I adequate storage space. .Oil-fired hot-water heat. Beautifully landscaped plot fronting on two streets. |
jB Short block to busline. .Convenient to stores and schools. ;§?
OPEN SUNDAY, 1 to 7 P.M. OTHER DAYS BY APPOINTMENT
1 GEO. I. MOSS, REALTOR I
| 1005 Bonifant Street, Silver Spring, Maryland SHepherd 260 |
I “LOCUST GROVE FARM”
Beautiful Southern Maryland Estate, 1 mile waterfront—USjicres
Inspect Sunday or by Appointment |j
IDEAL FOR PRIVATE OWNER, INSTITUTION OR CLUB
Locust Grove Form, in historic St. Mary's County, Md., is a peninsula extending into the St Georges River |
overlooking the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay; a most pleasant drive of 70 miles from Washing- ji
ton, D. C., over splendid roods. ! . - ,
This is considered one of the best developed and most beautiful locations in Southern Maryland with
wonderful fishing, boating, crabbing, oystering and bird shooting.
The form itself contains obout 115 acres, of which about 80 acres are cleared ordble level land, well
drained, the balance being woods; under continuous cultivation for the last 7 years on a crop rotation
basis, the fields ore in excellent condition. ^ , . !
. The low rambling type 2-story frame moin house is situated in a beautiful grove of trees and sets back
from the river about 150 ft.; the large yord is filled with shrubs, flowers and odd old trees and bushes
ond is fence enclosed. A lovely lawn gently slopes down to the water, A large garden plot containing
beds of asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb, etc., is adjacent to the house. A 100-ft. wharf extends into jij
jj the river directly in front of the moin house ond 2 row boats and a motor launch hull go with the
i nmnerh/
The main house contains 9 rooms, 2 center halls, 4 porches and Z baths and is large, very livable and
in good condition. The house has beep newly roofed, and the exterior rebuilt and recently painted.
There are fireplaces in both the living and dining rooms; 3 porches, large wood-paneled kitchen and ■
modern equipment, breakfast alcove, bath and den on the first floor. The second floor has center
hall, 5 bedrooms, bath and screened sleeping porch. •
Most of the buildings are less than seven years old. The lovely large tenant house contains 6 rooms
lorge front porch" and has artesian well water in the kitchen which is unusually large and bright. This >
I!" house is situated in a lovely fence enclosed yard with full complement of outbuildings including con- '
Crete floored meat house. All are in excellent condition. v
Other buildings are also in splendid shape and 'include 2 large borns, groinery and mill house 2-car ^
garage with 45-ft. machine shed, 75-ft. chicken house, 100-ft. utility shed, storage cellar corn crib
etc. The value of the buildings alone greatly exceed $20,000.00 and priced at $45,000 with excel
lent terms available represents a really remorkable value.
ROBERT MAGEE REAL ESTATE
j 627 F S». N.W., D. C. REpublic 7740
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