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Reece Hails Congress Actions,
■ But Sullivan Cites Failures
By Gould Lincoln
The Republican-controlled Eightieth Congress was praised by
Chairman Carroll Reece of the Republican National Committee as
“the first Congress in more than a decade and a half to keep its
promises to the American people,” in a statement made public Iasi
The same Congress was damned by Executive Director Gael
Sullivan of the Democratic National Committee “for the things
it did not do” in a statement issued at the same time.
Digests of the two statements follow:
“This Congress,” said Mr, Reece,
“has restored the faith of the
American people in the integrity 6f
their government. The people now
know that when the Republican
Party makes a promise it keeps
that promise."
This, he added, is of extreme im
portance in the light of the “damage
done to the basic fabric of govern
ment by the now discredited New
He contrasted the work of the
Republican - controlled Congress,
whose first session closed a week ago,
with the record made by the Demo
cratic Congress which came in with
President Roosevelt after the 1932
election. Mr. Reece insisted that the
record of that Congres and of Presi
dent Roosevelt evidenced a "cynical
disregard for solemn promises."
Economy Pledge Cited.
“The New Deal,” he said, “came
into power in the election of 1932 on
a platform pledging economy in gov
ernment (a 25 per cent reduction to
be specific >, curtailment of the num
ber of Federal bureaus and commis
sions. reduction of taxes and the
elimination of unemployment
“It proceeded immediately to in
crease the cost of government year
by year to an extent never remotely
approached in the peacetime history
of our Nation. It proceded to pile
alphebetical agencies one upon the
other until it was possible to say
with considerable accuracy that the
city of Washington was one huge
bowl of alphabet soup.
“It increased taxes year by year
to meet the costs of its starry-eyed
experiments, but never—until the
election of a Republican Congress—
did it come within hailing distance
of a balanced budget.
Platform “Never Used.’’
“It has been aptly and accurately
stated that the Democratic plat
form of 1932 was actually a rather
good platform, and it is still as good
as new because it has never been
Mr. Reece added that many other
New Deal promises to the people
had been disregarded throughout
the Democratic administration, and
he said: “When people lose faith in
their Government they become sus
ceptible to the specious pledgings of
demagogues. The current gyrations
of that darling of the New Deal—
Moscow axis, Mr. Henry Wallace,
provide an illustration in point.”
Declaring that "era of irresponsi
ble government” ended with the
election of 1946. so far as Congress
is concerned, Mr. Reece predicted it
will come to end in the executive
branch of Government after the 1948
Six Promises Listed.
The Republican chairman listed
six major promises which he said
the Republican Congress had kept.
First of these was the curtail
ment in cost of Government. He
insisted that Congress had cut "sev
eral billions of dollars from the
outrageous <37,500.000,000 budget
proposed by President Truman. He
added: "It could have been cut
much more deeply had Mr. Truman
j-f*umioc tu ate
with Congress” and instructed "his
bureaucrats” to reduce expenditure.'
instead of devoting their energies
to resisting “any savings whatso
The second promise kept by the
Congress. Mr. Reece said, was tc
cut income taxes. It twice passed
a bill for this purpose, only to have
it vetoed by President Truman.
“Mr. Truman," Reece continued
“has bestowed upon himself the
title of ‘High Tax Harry'.”
The Republicans, along with man>
Democrats, passed a bill to improve
relations between labor and manage
ment, he said, and made it law
despite “the hysterical veto of Mr
Loyalty Teat Cited.
They also kept a promise to rid
the Federal government of Com
munists and other subversionists
"who had insinuated themselves
into high places," Mr. Reece said
To do this effectually, however, he
added, would require Republican
control of the executive branch oi
government. Pressure from the Re
publican Congress, however, was sc
strong that Mr. Truman himsell
announced a “purge” and a few
had been removed from the Federal
A fifth promise, Mr. Reece said
had been to protect the interest!
of the veterans. This the Repub
licans had done by putting through
a bill to authorize the cash payment
of terminal leave bonds—resisted b?
Mr. Truman's Secretary of th<
The sixth promise lived up to
he said, was a proposed amendment
to the Constitution limiting thi
tenure of presidential office to tw<
terms, “already ratified by approxi
mately half of the required numbei
of states.”
Mr. Sullivan said of the Republi
“They claim many things but fail
to face the things they did not do.’
Mr. Sullivan directed his com
ments particularly to Senator Taft
Republican, of Ohio, and his recent
address in Columbus.
"Part of the format of every so
called Republican statement on the
80th Congress,” said Mr. Sullivan
"is a long sequence of double talk
false claims, smears of all Govern
ment workers, even cheap personal
attacks at the President.
"The simple fact is that the 80th
Congress did not complete its own
narrow and selfish legislative pro
gram. Senator Taft said the Repub
licans needed time. They had plenty
of time to play politics with the tax
bill and run it through Congress
twice. That took time that might
well have been applied to vital mat
ters such as housing, or raising the
floor under minimum wages, or in
creasing the benefits and broadening
the base of social security.
Time Wasting Charged.
"The time wasted on the soak-the
poor tax bill might well have been
employed in handling veterans
problems or in giving the people ol
the country a better rent control bill
rather than the 15 per cent gun
noint. rent rise t.hev actually re
"Senator Taft made a great point
I out of the passage of the Taft-Hart
ley labor bill. He failed to mention
that he admitted on the floor of the
Senate he did not write a won! Of
the bill which bears his names*5
Mr. Sullivan charged that “Sena
tor Taft and his followers hamstrung
the program by running out on their
responsibility to consider the nom
inations" of the men* whom Presi
dent Truman had appointed to help
enforce the new labor law. He
“Thursday night (when Senator
Taft spoke i the wild claim of trim
ming the budget by $3,000,000,000 was
repeated. No mention was made of
the fact that the goal was $6,000,000,
000. No mention was made of the
fact that the most careful and ac
curate estimate so far available
shows that the actual reductions
amount to only $1,267,000,000, which
means that the Republicans missed
their goal by 79 per cent.”
Cuts Are Assailed.
These cuts were made. Mr. Sulli
van insisted, “only by a meat-ax
approach that saw unreasoning cuts
in such things as the school lunch
program,” which would pay off in
the poor health of future genera
He charged, too, that the Repub
licans had played the game of Bit
Business; had failed to give ade
quate aid to soil conservation anc
j crop insurance. -He scoffed at th<
“business-like” Republicans whc
failed to get a single one of the 1'
major appropriations bills finally
through Congress before the close
of the fiscal year June 30.
Mr. Sullivan defended President
Truman's vetoes of both the ta>
and labor bills, saying: "No accounl
is taken of the fact that the Presi
dent's veto power is as much a pari
of the legislative process as th<
House or Senate. It is as much hii
duty to disapprove dbq duis as w
| approve good ones.”
In the final analysis, Mr. Sullivar
said, the record of the Congress wiu
its failure to act. \
Failures Are Listed.
“Here are the things,” he added
|"which they (Republicans in Con
gress) did not do.
“They did nothing to curb in
■flationary prices; they did nothinf
ion flood control except with a patch
jwork program; nothing on minimuir
wages; nothing to broaden socia.
! security; nothing to train the youth
of the nation to defend our nation;
nothing to improve the educational
level of the nation; nothing on *
Department of Welfare, and noth
ing to improve the medical care oi
all the people. The President called
for legislation to meet these prob
Mr. Sullivan admitted that the
Republicans had made an effort tc
handle foreign policy on a nonpar
tisan basis. „ .
"There were some delays. n«
said, "and some hanging back or
minor issues, such as the admissior
of a limited number of displaced
persons into the country from Eu
rope. but in general the record wtu
not too bad.
“Yet Senator Taft with a heavj
foot strode forth to speak of unit)
but created dismay by slurs at th<
nonpartisan foreign policy."
! “The President,” he added, hat
1 ■ taken the leadership in efforts t.<
! establish a lasting peace. His ap
proach has been one of complex
I nonpartisanship.”_.
Installed Or licensed Free Estimates Day or Night
gas fitters Serving W ashington, \ trgtma and Maryland
i k
U. S.-Australia Parley
Held on Wool Issue
j By th« Associated Pros*
GENEVA. Aug. 2. — American
Undersecretary of State Clayton and
J. J. Dedman, Australian minister
for postwar reconstruction, con
ferred for more than a|f hour today
in an effort to break the American
Australian deadlock on the wool
tariff Issue.
Neither of them would comment
on the results of their first formal
conference on the question since
thf deadlock developed eight weeks
ago. They said they would con
tinue discussions next week.
| Australian demands for reduction
in the American import duty of wool
—now 34 cents per pound—at a
itime when the United States Con
gress approved additional duty, later
jveoted by the President, led to the
'suspension of American-Australian
American sources at the time
said the wool issue bore a direct
relationship to Britain’s empire
preferential system. Most major
tariff negotiations here went on a
’’slow down strike” when the wool
issue developed.
Tariff negotiations among the
18 countries represented here, orig
inally scheduled to be completed
| vj vmm v* sauguov, [/ivwavij nui
continue until September 15, many
negotiators agreed.
tContinued From First Page.)
penditures to the amount of revenue
being realized, this deficit will in
crease and in time seriously impair
the provision of funds to 'meet the
necessary demands of the city's op
Col. Hellmuth said the Finance
Committee has repeatedly tried to
prevent these over-expenditures but
that the council has gone ahead and
made the special appropriations.
The amount of the deficit re
ferred to in the report was $172,
The report pointed out that the
deficit existed “after virtually "all
capital expenditures have been
charged the bond fund surplus.”
Referring to the bond fund, the
report stated:
“In charging appropriations and
expenditures to the Bond Fund the
City Council has disregarded the
available balances in • * • specified
allocations with the result that
three categories now show defici
The deficiencies listed included
$10,253.12 for playgrounds. $68.
392.84 for streets and $28,593.66 for
City Manager’s Opinion Is Cited.
The report stated that an analy
sis of special appropriations shows
unexpended balances for these ap
In ikn nmmint ftf (_
055.66 “It is the opinion of the city
manager (Carl Budwesky at the
time the report was compiled* that
some of the balances shown as un
expended actually represent projects
which have been completed. If this
be the case or if any of the unex
pended balances are for projects
which have been abandoned, it
would be proper for City Council to
authorize that such balances be
credited back to the bond fund sur
plus,” the report continued.
This action, it was brought out,
could reduce or eliminate deficiencies
in the bond fund. Any deficiencies
in specified allocations of the fund
surplus still existing after this w'as
done “will have to be eventually ab
sorbed by the general fund or re
funded by a future bond issue,” the
report said.
Councilmen said yesterday no
future bond issue would be contem
plated until the end of the fiscal
year when it is determined how
much money will be in the general
fund. Mr. Budwesky brought out,
when questioned about the bond
money, however, that bonds could
not again be issued to cover the cost
of projects for whiah 1946 bonds
were issued.
2 Men and Woman Found
Tied lo Beds; Mother Held
ty th» Asiocloted Pr»««
men and a woman, ali suffering se
vere undernourishment, were found
today bound or shackled to their
beds in a southside rooming house.
The police said they were Martin
Anderson. 42, his brother, Clarence,
38, and his sister, Violet, 35.
Detective Capt. Herbert A. Para
deau said Mrs. Bertha Anderson, 72,
who described the trio as “my chil
dren,” was detained for questioning.
Physicians at General Hospital
said all three were emaciated, suf
fering from confinement and seri
ously ill. None was able to answer
Tokyo-to-D. C. Fliers Greeted
With Kisses at Fort Worth Field
By the Associated Press
PORT WORTH, Tex., Aug. 2 —
Record-smashing Tokyo-to-Wash
ington B-29 flyers got a trophy of
lipstick smears when they landed
at Port Worth Army Air Pield
Wives and sweethearts of 4he
squadron members Yushed out on
the field after the Super Ports
peeled off from a tight formation
and landed quickly on alternate
“Let’s get out of here!” the flyers
shouted as they piled out of the
eight silver ships and ran to em
brace their loved ones.
The trip home from Washington
today was joyous. The men of the
492d Bomb Squadron of the 7th
Bomb Group who flew a 7,000-mile,
one-stop, 30-hour, 55-minute mis
sion from Tokyo to Washington had
tasted the thrill of a Washington
reception, had a good night’s sleep
and were eager io get home.
When they landed in Washington
yesterday after the fastest and
t'awlkofil _
flown, an official welcome hardly
pierced their weariness.
But today the interior of every
ship was charged with excitement.
Repartee and laughter rang in the
interphones and rode the radio
waves from plane to plane.
Lt. Charles F. Duncan, navigator
on one of the planes, gleefully pulled
River Dragged for Man
Who Fell From Boat
Harbor police early today were
dragging the Potomac River for
James B. Hendrix, 62, of 1363 Penn
sylvania avenue S.E., a Navy Yard
machinist, who fell overboard from
a .33-foot cabin cruiser about 200
yards below the Old Dominion 3oat
Club at the foot of King street in
Alexandria. "
Policy said Mr. Hendrix, John
Crandall, 518 Fourteenth street SB.,
and John Gilbert, 2806 Terrace road
SB., were returning to the club
from a cruise to Piscataway Creek
when Mr. Hendrix fell overboard
about 10:30 p.m. last night.
Mr. Crandall, police reported,
leaped in after him and succeeded
in pulling Mr. Hendrix to the sur
face, but was unable to keep his
grip on him. Three harbor police
patrol boats were sent to the scene,
but had not succeeded in finding
Mr. Hendrix two hours after the
Congress Link to U. N.
Urged by Mrs. Roosevelt
By th. Astociotad Pr.is
EASTHORT, Maine, Aug. 2.—Mrs.
Eleanor Roosevelt, speaking at an
nual memorial, exercises for Presi
dent Roosevelt, said, today that she
believed Congress should be repre
sented at United Nations meetings.
' I realize that it is difficult to
carry on the duties of Congressman
along with additional duties as dele
gate to the international body," said
Mrs. Roosevelt, chairman of the U. N.
Human Relations Commission.
"But,” she said “only through
sympathetic understanding of prob
lems will necessary appropriations
become available for continuance
of work toward permanent peace.”
Mrs. Roosevelt said Russian U. N.
Delegates “do not change their ideas
as individuals, for they are com
mitted to policy dictated by their
“The U. S. S. R. tactics are to tire
out those not in accord with their
policies and objectives,” she said.
Widower, 80, Plans
Third Wedding,'Gives
Happiness Formula
By the Associated Press
Eighty-year-old Isaac Penn,
whose first two wives died, got
a marrage license today to wed
Mrs. Grace Lawler, 67, and gave
this formula for material hap
piness :
“I don't hold to putting your
foot on a brass rail and keeping
your wife waiting for dinner.
I believe that w'hen a wife cooks
a good meal she has a right to
expect her husband to come
home and eat it.”
For Lumber, Call Our Number
\ «»a
Peep Cut
\Sm | ISllgA Prices:
1 gUS ' This is our Clearance
l tnaEliza I&4 I Sale! Classical. Popular
and Standard sheet
music and music books,
at very low prices!
5c and 10c
Vz price or less
Other music, such as ENSEMBLE, ORCHES
TRA and BAND is variously low priced for
this sale!
. - \
(Between 13th and 14th St*J
Phone REpublic 6212
KITT'S . . . Now scientifically Air Comdifioood
; ■ k
his ship six miles off course to fly
over his hometown of Bemis, Tenn.
“There's my house,'1 he shouted,
almost falling over Lt. James Schutt
of Holland, Mich., Bombardier.
“Let s drop him out,” Lt. Schutt
said. “We don't need him anymore.”
“Over the Pacific,” Lt. Duncan
replied pointedly, "I had lots of
Later Lt. Duncan told Lt. Horace
! C. Nichols, plane commander, of
: Ardmore, Okla., and Copilot Wil
! liam N. Walding of Mobile, Ala., to
| “stay on this course and in five
! minutes you'll be going down the
main street of .Nashville.
Exactly five minutes later the
ship cruised over downtown Nash
ville. “Our navigator's gone stale,”
Lt. Arthur D. Swanberg of Syca
more, 111., said sadly, “He's two
blocks off course.”
The flight from Washington was
made In 6 hours and 15 minutes.
Awaiting the men was a message
of congratulations from Lt. Gen.
Robert L. Eichelberger, commander
of the 8th Army, sent from Tokyo.
The General said “* * • it is par
ticularly gratifying to us (of the
8th Army to know that our air force
is second to none in its command
of the latest strategic and tech
nological developments. * * *”
Man, 82, Held in Slaying
Of Daughter on Train
•y the Auociattd Pr*3i
CARTHAGE, HI., Aug. 2.—Eighty
two-year-old James J. StuHelbean,
who told a coroner s jury he fatally
shot his daughter on a speeding
passenger train because he thought
“it was robbers," was charged witn
murder today.
Bond was set at $10,000, which
StuHelbean said he could not fur
nish immediately. He was held in
the Hancock County jail, pending
word from friends in Brookfield, Mo.,
his home town.
Stufielbean’s daughter, Mrs. Eliza
beth Grady, 46, Harvey, 111., was
shot fatally through the chest as
she sat in a coach seat on a Bur
lington Railroad train behind her
At a coroner’s inquest Thursday,
the elderly man testified that when
lights on the train were turned out,
he became “scared of robbers” and
slipped a pistol from his coat pock
et. He said he then heard a noise
and thought robbers had turned out
the lights. When he saw a form
“about 10 feet from me," he said,
“J pulled the trigger:’
At the time of the shooting, Mrs.
Grady was taking her parents to
their Brookfield home after a visit
with the Gradys in Harvey.
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; .• Tan or Satin Black.
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^B I B the air, but the actual regular prices of the merchandise in our stocks.
by GROSNER of1325 F St.
Were $35.00 «... NOW
Blue, grey and tan; neat pat
terns. Not all sizes in every pat
tern _,____
Were 919.00 . . . NOW
Staple grey and brown candy
stripes. Grosner make_
Were $35,00 .... NOW q -
2- and 3-6utton grey, brown and ■ **
blue, club check and plain
Were $40,00 .... WOW
Natural tan, single breasted, fly $00 95
front, side slash pocket, semi- / y
bal collar___ ^ '
Use a Grosser • 60 or 90 Da*
CHARGE • Vt in 3 Chargt Plan
ACCOUNT * Accountt
Pre-Season Event—Fine Quality
COATS in gray and tan herring
bone tweed weaves. Will sell this
fall for $65_NOW
.detachable wool fining—grey,
■% and browns’ Wifysell this fall
$65 NOW
WOOL with hand-stitched edge
natural camel shade, cinnamon
■ brown and oatmeal. Will sell this
fall for $95_I-NOW
OAKES VELOUR with hand- w. /-* s-\ *
stitched edge (full weight O’coatK l J. ( S
Will sell this fall for $95 — NOW y
TWEEDS (full weight O’coats» 7C
medium grey, dark grey and / L/* • J
brown. Will sell this fall for $95 / /
to $115 _.'..NOW
HAIR Sc WOOL natural camel <t O/~) 7C
shade, Cambridge grey, cinnamon ^(_/. / J
brown and blue. Will sell thisfall ( 1 7
for $115 to $125 ..._tfOW v-' .
SAVE FROM 15% TO 29% . . . BUY NOW
Dobbs and Ecuadorian Tulcans,
Le-‘ Mil a ns, Panaires,
Pr Balibuntals, B a k u s
ar .raws.
were $3.95-NOW $1.97
were $5.00—NOW $2.50
were S7.50-___:nOW $3.75
were $10 to $40.
, NOW $5 to $20
Dobbs Caps Check Patterns
were $2.95-NOW $1.45
Tart and White Master Cobblers
were $12.95-NOW $9.95
Hand Woven, Brown Ventilated
were $10.85...-NOW $8.95
Stetson Black and White.
were $14.95...NOW $12.95
Street SHOES
Suitable for Fall and Winter
Master Cobblers.
were $12.95—.NOW $9.95
Master Cobblers
were $11.95-NOW $8.95
were $14.95 & $16.50,
NOW $13.95
» Not all tizet in every ttyle
SHIRTS—White Broadcloth, white
on white, solid colors and stripes.
Sizes 14 to 17, but not all sizes in
each lot.
were $3.95-NOW $2.85 '
were $5.00-NOW $3.65
NECKWEAR — Geometries, stripes.
Bold patterns. Neat patterns.
were $1.00-NOW 69c
were $1.50 and S2__NOW 95c
3 for *2.78
- were $2.50-NOW $1.95
3 for fS.M
■ were $3.50-NOW $2.65
2 for »5.M
were $5 & $6.50...NOW $3.45
2 for 8«.S«
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HOSE—Cottons, rayons and part
wools’* anklets and full-lengths;
summer colors. Sizes 10 to 13.
were 65c & 75c_ NOW 49c
4 for $1.75
PAJAMAS—.Some regular coat style,
some short sleeve, knee length. San
forized cotton. Sizes A, B, C, D.
were $3.95 and $5. NOW $3.45
3 for $1«.M
HANDKERCHIEFS—Pure Irish linen.
were $1.00_—. NOW 79c
3 for $2.25
UMBRELLAS —8-rib, all-wool
shank, carved handles.
were $5.95-NOW $3.45
ROBES—Cotton, rayon, cotton and
rayon, nylon and rayon, part wool*
all wool*; plain shades, stripes,
checks, plaids and bold motifs.
were $10.00 to $12.95,
NOW $7.95
SLACKS—Rayon, cotton, part wool
and all wool* plain shades, stripes
and checks; natural tan, chocolate
brown, blue.
were $8.95 to $9.95,
NOW $6.95
SWIM TRUNKS—Boxer and belted
waist styles, plain shades and figured
patterns, poplins and gabardines.
Sixes 28 to 38.
were $3 to $3.95...NOW $1.95
were $5 and $5.95 --NOW $3.45
BELTS — Genuine leather; tans,
browns, blacks, whites and two-tones
. . . some genuine alligators.
were $1.50 to $2.00..NOW 95 c
were $2.50 to $3.50. -NOW $1.75
were $5.00-NOW $3.45
SPORT SHIRTS —Short sleeve and
long sleeve, cottons and rayons, plain
colors and seasonal patterns; small,
medium, medium large and large.
were $3.50 to $4.50, NOW $2.45
JACKETS — Elastiglass — trans
were $5.95-NOW $2.45
Leisure—plain tan, maize—cot
were $7.50-NOW $4.95
Leisure—stripes, checks, plaids—
Some part wool*.
were $10 to $12.50,
NOW $7.95
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