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Steelman, assistant to I President: Truman, said yesterday ! the Army’s estimate of steel and i iron scrap it could provide industry through demilitarizing surplus am munition has been cut in half. Mr. Steelman said this resulted from a resurvey of Army stockpile needs. He added that whatever is “reclassified as nonsurplus will be maintained as a national asset in the ammunition stockpile.” The Army estimated last Septem ber that 600,000 tons of out-of-date and surplus ammunition could be disarmed for scrap the first half oi 1949. Now it sees only 200,000 tons for that period and another 100,00C tons for the last half of the year, The 200,000 tons will furnish about 60,000 tons of scrap. Mr. Steelman reported the Army j still hopes to provide 300,000 tons of actual scrap the first six months I of this year. 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Twenty-five juniors from Oberlin Hiram, Wooster , Allegheny anc Westminister Colleges will be among the new students on the campus ai American University when the nev semester begins this week. These students will enter the “honors program” of advanced in dependent study known as the Washington Semester in the Schoo of Social Sciences and Public Af fairs. The course is under directior of Harold Davis, former dean o: Hiram College who is chairman oi the . Interinstitutional Committee and Herbert Woods, of >the political science department. During the coming semester, the university will offer 10 courses ir radio broadcasting, according tc Gordon Hubbel, director of radic studies. These courses include radic broadcasting, radio speech and mic rophone technique, radio continuitj writing, radio music, radio news writing, radio acting, radio policies and regulations and planning, pro duction and use of public service broadcasting. Editors Elect Gwynn Fred D. Gwynn, 3112 Northamptor street N.W., was named vice presi dent of the Middle Atlantic Associa tion of Industrial Editors at the or gamzauon s meeung in uaiumore Mr. Gwynn Is editor of the Wash' ington Gas Light Co.’s employ) publication, Wonder Flame. The caloric content of the pei capita American diet remainec fairly constant from 1920 to 1941. Textbooks (Continued From First Page.l of the “unfounded favorable com ments on Russia.” The Miller subcommittee said li also believed that books written bj Louis Adamic, Harold Rugg anc Louise Kreuger “and others citec by the Committee on Un-Americar Activities” have no place in th< District school system. “Should Promptly Be Removed.” '"They should promptly be re moved from both the schools anc the library ahd be given no furthei recognition,” the report continued “This is the more important becausi the Walt Whitman School, of which Louise Kreuger is a director, ha! been cited by the Department ol Justice as subversive and disloya to the United States.” The Board of Education alreadj has directed that no more of thi Rugg-Kreuger texts be purchased Under questioning yesterday by th( Miller subcommittee, Dr. Corninf said his text book committee nov was considering whether those nov in the schools should be removec from use. In another section of the report the subcommittee recommended tha school officials and committees re sponsible for selection of text book) “carefully review year by year” al i MMMIIIMHIHMMIIIIIHMIIMMHHI social studies and teaching materials used in the District schools. School officials, the report added, should "continue with renewed vigor to teach the evils of communism and its destruction of Individual liberty and freedom.” In its criticism of the Hughes text, the subcommittee found it contained an overemphasis on the unfavorable aspects of the Ameri ! can way of life and history and an can way of life and history and an underemphasis of the favorable side. .“In many instances,” it continued, “the book seems to select minute imperfections in our system of government and to magnify tl|pm without giving credit to the thou sands of good things under our system. In the light of informa tion available, the book does not paint a true picture of the real life in Russian under Communism.” It commented that VFW spokes men had made a particular point of the book’s quotation from an immigrant that America was “a place like heaven for the rich and like hell for the foreign worker.” The subcommittee said this state ment was not properly counterbal anced by statements from immi grants who praise this country. There are millions of these, it as serted. Teacher Loyalty Defended. The history courses of the schools, the loyalty of the teachers and officers were defended by most 1 of a dozen witnesses heard yester day by the subcommittee. One of these, Dr. Robert A. Maurer, vice ' president of the school board, said if there was any question regarding tne loyalty oi any tencner vi timtci, 1 the board would get rid of such a person. Dr. Maurer urged that the selec tion of the curriculum be left to school officials who, he asserted, should know' what instruction is most adaptable to the pupils by age groups. Objecting to the clause of the Miller resolution which would bar reappointment of a school board member for more than a second three-year term. Dr. Maurer said this carried a “gratuitous implica tion” as to two members who had served longer than six years—Mrs. Henry Grattan Doyle and Mrs. Philip Sidney Smith. He called them “two of the finest women in gov ernment service anywhere in the District.’* At an earlier hearing, another school board member, Adelbert W. Lee. had urged adoption of a six year limit on school board service. He also had protested insufficient STORE FOR RENT 20x60 Buckingham Shopping Center Serving an area of 20.000 people. Located on main highway opposite theater. Available March 1st. Suit able shop for shoes, sporting eouip ment. candy store, interior deco rator, upholstery, auto accessories, book store, dry goods, tea food bar, j Chinese restaurant. “Chicken-ln-the ! Rough” or any take-out food shop. Call Mr. Hislt, CH, 5000 313 N. Glebe Rood Arlington, Vo. attention was given to teaching of American history and that too much attention was given in the courses to "world citizenship.” Report to Commissioners. Franklin T. Miles, attorney, who drafted the Miller resolution to re vise history teaching courses and change the school board tenure tes tified that Dr. Corning last summer had written a report on a similar bill and sent it to the Commission ers without getting school board ac tion. It was recalled, he said, at i the instance of Mr. Lee. During his testimony yesterday, Mr. Miles attacked the National Ed ucation Association for having “out lived its usefulness." Dr. Coming was closely questioned about his support years ago of an earlier text by Author Rugg. Dr. Corning explained that during his service as superintendent of the schools of Colorado Springs, Colo., there had been controversies over use of the Rugg books. He said this issue was not limited to Colorado Springs but had been general over the country. Not Same Texts. Further, he made the point that those Rugg texts were not the same as those which have been listed here for supplemental reading in: the elementary grades. The issue in Colorado, he said, was settled long before he left there to go to Omaha, where he served for six years before coming to Washington. When his past career was broughti up, Dr. Coming insisted that the; committee conduct an investigation and make the results public. The questioning, he said, carried impli cations that touched his profes sional standing. 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