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The Auedated Ere** It entitled #*du»iv*ly to *e u»# fer republieetion of ell the local now* printed In *i* newspaper, a* well a* all A F. new* dispatch**. A—li THURSDAY, April 31. 1940 The Senate and Schott's Alley The Senators who made the spring slum tour Tuesday came face to face with a phase of the redevelopment problem that ls of special concern to the Senate. They walked into the middle of this particular alum problem when they entered Schott’s Alley, in the rear of First street Northeast, not far from the Senate Office Building. Schott’s Alley ls really something for the Senators to do some special worrying about. For this is the alley whose fifty families have been threatened with evic tion by the Senate, although they have no place to go. They have been notified that the Senate wants to put a new office building there. The Schott’s Alley folks have no place •lse to go because they cannot afford to pay more rent than they are paying in the alley and because there is no public housing available for them, either. And Congress has refused funds for the redevelopment program authorized in 1946 —a program designed to provide new homes for alley dwellers and other victims of slum clearance. Can the Senate in good conscience evict the unfortunate occupants of Schott’s Alley without providing shelter for them somewhere else? Even if Congress now were to grant the $3,000,000 asked by the District Redevelop ment Agency for the Marshall Heights housing project, it would be two years before the houses would be ready for occupancy. The Senate would not like to wait that long for its new offices. And the National Capital Housing Authority has a waiting list of 18,000 low-income families in need of rehousing. Some of the families already in public housing eould afford to live elsewhere. Their in comes make them eligible for “gradua tion” as the public housers put it. But thus far they have declined or have been unable to graduate. And the public housing authorities complain there is no place for them to go after graduation. Once they get in public housing, It is hard to pry them loose. As a matter of cold realism, it might be cheaper for the Government to pay ade quate rent subsidies to the Schott’s Alley dwellers, when evicted, than to appropriate funds for building them new homes at public expense. Such subsidies are not new, ef course. The District Board of Public Welfare now is paying rental subsidies to more than 5,800 needy families, made up of more than 11,000 persons. The average family is receiving $30 a month from this source, in addition to money for food and clothing. Some such arrange ment as this might tide the Schott’s Alley evictees over until Congress gets around to financing the District redevelopment program. Ambassador Kirk and Russia President Truman has chosen Vice Admiral Alan G. Kirk to be Ambassador to the Soviet Union at a time when the success of the Marshall Plan, the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty and the failure of the Red blockade of Berlin have all combined to lend plausibility to reports that the men of the Kremlin are not too happy about their position in the cold war. Particularly as regards Berlin, where their actions have backfired on them, they are said to be trying to think up a faoe-saving disengaging maneuver. If so, then it is conceivable that Admiral Kirk’s mission to Moscow will lead to a substantial easing of current tensions. But the easing, if any, will depend primarily on Russia. Like his predecessor, General Walter Bedell Smith, Admiral Kirk—who has done a good Job as Ambassador to Belgium and Minister to Luxembourg during the past three years— can be counted upon to carry out his Important new assignment with firmness and tact. That is to say, he can be counted upon to make clear to the Soviet dictatorship, just as General Smith did, that the United States is as resolved as .ever not to let bluff, threat, force or anything else make it waver on matters Involving hasic principle? its clear rights, or its own and the rest of the free world’s vital interests. In short, if there is yield ing to be done, it will have to be done by the Kremlin, for nothing less than a change for the better in Russian policy can bring about a change for the better In the gravely strained relations now existing between East and West. In addition to the diplomatic talent he has displayed in Belgium and Luxembourg, Ambassador Kirk has certain other quali fications that equip him admirably for the difficult task thus confronting him in Moscow. Those qualifications are good temper, calmness, mental alertness and a marked ability to handle heavy responsi bilities wisely and well in tense and critical moments when it is all too easy to lose one’s head—traits that distinguished him in the key naval role he played at the landings in Sicily and the cross ehannel invasion of France during the hot war with the Axis in Europe. Needless to say, now that Admiral Kirk Is moving up as Ambassador to the front line of the cold war, those same traits should stand him in good stead. If the men of the Kremlin are still intent on waging a battle of nerves, they will find hire a very tough target On the other hand, if they show some dear evidence of a sincere desire for more friendly relations with the free Western world, they will find him receptive and sympathetic. In the last analysis, after all, it is up to them to determine whether the present situation is to get worse or better. Propaganda and the Law The Department of Justice has come a cropper in its*first criminal prosecution under the much-heralded Federal Regula tion of Lobbying Act. A year ago the Justice Department obtained an indictment against the United States Savings & Loan League. According to some administration propagandists, this organization practically has the Con gress in its pocket. But when the indict ment had to face the test of court chal . lenge it was found to be fatally defective. After hearing arguments, Judge Edward M. Curran ruled that one count was so vague that it was meaningless, and that the two others failed to charge any crime. In other words, either the Department of Justice did not know how to draft the indictment properly, or it lacked the evi dence upon which to base a charge that would stand up in court. Judge Curran's ruling, of course, is not a final one. The Justice Department has the right to seek a new indictment, or it may elect to proceed in some other way. In any event, it will be interesting to see what is done. There is a ring of phoniness about the campaign against the lobbyists. For years almost every group of any consequence that is for or against a particular piece of legislation has engaged in what is loosely described as lobbying. But this administration saves its invective for the business lobbyists. The labor lobbyists, for Instance, can threaten and browbeat Con gressmen in their campaign for repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act without drawing a word of complaint from the administra tion. The same thing goes for any other pressure group whose aims happen to co incide with those of the party in power. It is only when some business lobby raises its head that the propaganda artists would have us believe that the foundations of the Republic are being eaten away. Fortunately, however, it is one thing to shout from the housetops, something else to make a case stick in court. And this is why It will be interesting to watch the | future course of the complaint against the j Savings Si Loan League. Stephen S. Wise Rabbi 8tephen 8. Wise was a world figure.* He would have been a man of universal importance even if he had not been a Jew or a minister or an orator or an organizer. His gifts of mind and spirit were so dynamic that it is safe to say that he was bound to excel in any field in which his interest might happen to be engaged. But he chose to be what he was, and his choice was Justified abundantly. Before he died, many of his objectives had been at tained. Others still are in process of de velopment—with their ultimate success assured. Ip order to understand how much Dr. Wise achieved, it is necessary to recall the human scene as it was when he began his work half a century ago. Liberalism was unpopular then. The Free Synagogue was a radical innovation when he started it in 1907. An independent Israel seemed only a pious aspiration at the moment when he founded the Federation of American Zion ists. He helped to set up and was the principal administrative officer of both the American Jewish Congress and the World Jewish Congress when they were little more than ardent hopes. In these and many other movements he was an authentic pioneer. The fruitfulness of his labors now is history. Of course, his efforts occasionally were wasted on relatively inconsequential causes. Like H. G. Wells he lived to look back on a number of activities with a philosophic smile. Dr. Wise, in common with numbers of his contemporaries, had ample experi ence with blind alleys. But he learned from them. As the decades passed, he mellowed and sweetened in his views. Yet he never parted with his courage. Up to the last he still was glad to support unpopular reforms. He knew that they had a tendency to prosper despite difficult ties, provided only that they were basically humane. What the future will say of Dr. Wise may not matter very much. He belonged to his own generation, was one of the master builders of his own time. . His contribution ought to endure among the best. He should be remembered in com pany with Jane Addams, Jacob Riis, Luther Burbank, Ben Lindsey, Booker T. Wash ington and William Allen White—all prophets whose dreams were realized in terms of human welfare without consid eration of arbitrary distinction between groups. _' Ideological A-Bomb? In Belgrade several days ago our State Department’s library of Information added a Sears, Roebuck mail-order catalog to the literature it makes available to any Yugo slav who drops in wishing to read some thing about America; Shortly thereafter, according to our Embassy there, residents of Marshal Tito’s capital flocked to the place in droves and formed lines clear around the block while waiting to get a look at the catalog. Nor were they satisfied with just looking. On the contrary, great numbers of them wanted to buy many of the things they saw. So they went to the bank to convert the equivalent of $6 in Yugoslav currency —the legal limit per individual—into dollar drafts, but the applications swamped the bank and the drafts were therefore banned. The catalog thus stirred up desires that could not be fulfilled. At the same time, however, as is the case with all such mail order books, it gave its viewers a fascinat- j ing cross-section of the thousand-and-one readily available commodities and creature comforts that help explain why the aver age American has the highest standard of living in the world. Such an eye-opening experience can hardly fail to impress anybody behind the Iron Curtain who has been constantly ex posed to propaganda about the economic and social "misery” of Americans under the “imperialistic, warmongering” capi talist system. In Yugoslavia, where the j Soviet Union is doing everything possible to prevent Tito’s heretical Communist re gime from supplying the people with consumer goods, mail-order catalogs thus may be regarded as an ideological weapon of no mean Importance And the same holds true, of course, for all the other down-at-the-heels lands within the Krem lin's orbit. Including Russia itself, where in many respects the population is con siderably worse off than the satellite populations. * Indeed, in the current battle for men's minds, it Is not altogether inconceivable that our mail-order catalogs may be one of the best weapons we have in our armory. Accordingly, we probably could do worse than try flooding Eastern Europe with them. Certainly, the more they are seen over there, the harder it will be for Soviet propaganda to sell the Idea that America is a poorhouse. Further than that, the more they are seen, the more the Russian and satellite peoples are likely to feel dis satisfied with their own lot. In short, in terms of psychological warfare, the enticing publications of 8ears, Roebuck anji Mont gomery Ward may be, in their own way. a kind of ideological A-bomb. Anyhow, the incident in Belgrade suggests as much. ' D. A. R. Building Campaign The whole community of Washington properly is interested in the plans for the further development of the group of build ings owned by the Daughters of the Amer *can Revolution. Those structures in the block bounded by Seventeenth and Eight eenth, C and D streets northwest, are an adornment of the Capital City. They also serve practical purposes of importance to all residents of the District of Columbia as well as to citizens of the Nation at large. Memorial Continental Hall, the original edifice designed by Edward Pearse Casey and completed In 1910, lately has been brought up to date in terms of desirable improvements which do not interfere with its beauty but definitely add to its utility. Even better known because more com monly visited' by the public, Constitution Hall, created by John Russell Pope, has been not only the assembly place of the D. A. R. but likewise the home of the National Symphony Orchestra since its organization in 1931. The first administration building on the south side of the square long ago was outgrown. It currently is being expanded into a structure adequate to the need for office and museum space. The cornerstone of this additional facility will be laid today. Meanwhile, a campaign has been launched to raise funds to meet all the costs of the edifice. The sum required is $900,000, and about $350,000 already has been pledged. There is no doubt that the energetic ladies will meet whatever financial goal they set for themselves. The daughters have shown themselves to be good money raisers in the past and they invest wisely in the future. “Soviets soon to make movies that smell”—item. And before setting up any ludicrous claim that it invented them, let Russia study the weaker halves of our double bills. This and That By Charles E. TraceweU Templeton Jones, expert tumbler, had an other one the other day. And, of all places. In his office. Right at his own desk he fell with a bang. He wouldn’t have believed it if it hadn't happened to him. He has been reading, as all people have, of accidents in homes. “Most accidents.” the man on the radio said, with booming voice, “occur in the home." * * * • Honestly, In the back of his own mind, Jones rather doubted that statement. He was willing to admit that many acci dents do happen at home. People fall down cellar stairs, babies drink lye and other awful things, old people fall in kitchens, and many other terrible things happen. They happen, too, in a flash, sometimes, because a toy has been left on a step, some times because the person involved never knew that one shouldn’t plug in a light with wet hands, for instance. * * * * All these things, and many more, happen in homes, but still they did not convince Templeton Jones that most accidents hap pen there. The roaring traffic, he believed, Is still a more likely place. One of his own bad habits, while waiting at a street comer to cross, is to start think ing about something, then suddenly step out without looking. There are many things one can do, Jones knows, to safeguard one's self at home and abroad from the usual sort of accident. But— * * * * He knew, too, that one can do little if anything about the really sudden accident that takes one unawares. That was what happened to him at his office desk. A loose caster in his chair did it. - As Jones sat down the caster came out and the back of the chair went down. The Jonesian legs went up in the air, and over backwards he went. His head struck the radiator in front of the low window. * * * * There was Templeton Jongs, man of affairs, rolling in a heap on the floor. He rolled over to the left, skinning his elbow <as he found out later), getting cuts here and there on his hands. He lay still. After all. a fall after 50 is different from a fall before. Jones didn't leap up. He didn’t feel like leaping at all. He lay still for a few seconds, feeling his head. No lump, no dizziness, thank heavens. * * * • And no one came into the room. He wondered what would have happened If the window had been open And he had gone clear out. Eight floors to the street— Jones pictured the discovery of his open window, the wailing of the ambulance, the struck eyes and voice of some of his asso ciates. There would have been three theories—, one that he jumped, one that he was pushed out and one that he fell by accident. Tat first two schools of thought, he rAl; teed with a slight shudder, would be pre ponderant. And wrong. Jones mcnaged to scramble to his fee». < That's another thing one doesn't do so casUy after 50.) The window was safely shut. He hadn’t gone out, after all. He was just shaken up a bit, cut and bruised, but safe. He thought about that man on the radio who had been talking ji bout accidents. •Maybe,*' said Templeton Jones to him self. rubbing his bruises, “maybe the guy was right, after *IL" The Maryland 'Toleration* Act 4 Today’s Tricentenary Oratory Ma\ Oyerlook * * * * the Case of Dr. Jacob Lumbrozo B r George Kennedy Today, with interdenominational oratory. Maryland will celebrate the SOOlh anniver sary of the passage of "An Act Concerning Religion'’ which school histones have re named "The Toleration Act " The State De partment s Voice of America will beam the story to the worjd * furthest radio receiver*. The changing of the name of the meas ure. more than 300 years after its enactment, is an interesting instance of bringing the present to the past In the 17th century toleration meant ability to withstand pain and hardship In this the 20th century. Cecil B. DeMille showed millions that re ligious intolerance was one of the world s be setting sins This application of present ideas and word meanings to the action of the General As sembly of Maryland on April 31. 1649. at St. Marys City, at once tends to exaggerate the scope of the religious toleration attempt ed and to minimize the achievement of the early colony in that direction. Much of the loyalty that men then gave to religion has since been transferred to na tionalism <to the distress of many church men'. The present day feeling that Ameri cans who subscribe to the tenets of com munism cannot be loyal ci^gens is analogous to the feelings of 17th century Protestants on this continent about Catholics in their midst. Spain was the great power of that century. It had conquered or occupied most of the American continents. It could land armies that would wipe out the in fant colonies. And Spam, with a Catholic King, was the source of the Jesuit move ment. the driving force of the counter reformation. Fifteen Year* of Peace. The English Catholics hoped for a return of the old order when God s authority clearly came down through the hierarchies of church and state. They were loyal to their king although he was head of a schismatic church that was becoming more and more heretical, i. e., Protestant. And they had to suffer the extreme Protestants" outspoken hatred of the Blessed Virgin and the Pope and other elements of their religion dear to them. In spite of these intense feelings Catholic and Protestant lived together in Maryland for the first 15 years and the only court ac tions regarding religion were fines imposed for interfering with the religion of others. Then came the “Act Concerning Religion.” Its purpose was to carry on this modus vivendi despite the troublous times when an anointed English king (Charles I> was executed for treason. As to its scope, it decreed death to those who denied the Trinity. There was a Jew in the colony, a Dr. Jacob I Lumbrozo. The late Matthew Page Andrews, a writer of school book histories who got to the facts even tf he had to cut through legends, dug an account of Dr. Lumbrozo s prosecution out of the Maryland archives. Dr. Lumbrozo was arraigned on a charge of blasphemy under the terms of the "Act Concerning Religion * The ftrw witness John Fosaeu. Mid that half a year before at Richard Preston* house he had spoken with Lumbrcwo cmemiai Jesus Christ, aa* • Ink Hi* resuirecuoo prosed that He was more than a man as did also his miracles To the first Lumbraso answered that Ha disciples stole Him away, and to the second, that the miracles might be done with aorwry. Charges Finally W—tmk. The account continues m the archhe*. -Richard Preston did testify that about June or July last, coming from Thomas Thom** in company with Josia* Cole and the Jew doctor, known by the name of Jacob Lum broao. Josias Cole asked Lumbraso whether the Jems did look for a Messias. and Lura broso answered ye* Then Cole asked him how dtd He iour Saviour1 do ail H» m.racle* And Lumbroeo answered him that He did them by magic art Then Cole asked him how His disciples did do the aame miracle* And Lumbraso answered. He taught them Hu art • Dr. Lumbroso* defense was also recorded. It was He said he had some talk with these per sons. and willed by them to declare hi* opinion, and by his profession a Jew. he answered to some particular demands they urged, and a* to that of miracles done by magic, he cued Moses and the magicians of Egypt. But he saKl nothin* aroffingly, or in derogation of Him Christians acknowledge for their Messias." On this evidence he was held for the nrvt term of the court on a charge that carried the death penalty. Fortunately for him Lord Baltimore about this tune succeeded in getting Cromwell to restore his proprietor ship of Maryland. Lord Baltimore directed that the charge be dismissed and Lumbrcwo given full citizenship. In ita attempt to continue the haicyon days of the early colony when Catholic and Protestant lived and worked together in peace the ‘ Act Concerning Religion ' de clared: "And whetreasl the inforcemg of the con science in matters of Religion had frequently fallen out to bee of Dangerous consequence in those common wealihes where it hath beene practised. And for the more quiet t and peaceable governemt of this Province end the better to pserve mutuell loir and amity amongst the Inhabitants thereof Be it there fore also by the Lo Proprietary with the advise and consent of this Assembly Or deyned & enacted 'except as in this psent Act is before Declared and sett forth' That noe person or peons whatsoever within this Province or the Islands Potts Harbors Creeks or Havens therevnto belonging pro fessing to believe in Jesus Christ shall from henceforth bee any wale* troubled molested or dlscountenaced for or in respect of his or her religion nor in the free exercise thereof within this Province or the Islands therevnto belonging nor any way compelled to the beliefe or exercise of anv other Re ligion against his or her consent." _ j Letters to The Star Bios: tiling Dogwood After Easter Recalls Legend About This Tree 'fo'the Editor of Tht Star: Dogwood, our cherished State flower. Is bursting forth in a maze of white glory on the hills and valleys of nearby Virginia. It rendered a befitting setting to the Resurrec tion of our Lord Easter Sunday. The legend is that the dogwood was the size of the oak and other fdrest trees. So Arm and Strong was the tree that it was chosen as the cross. To be used for such a cruel purpose caused the tree great misery and distress, and this promise was made by the Saviour: “Never again shall the dogwood grow large enough to be used as a cross. Hence forth It shall be slender, bent and twisted. Its blossoms shall be in the'form of a cross, With the prints of the nails In each petal. In the center of the flower will be the crown of thorns, and all who see it will remember that It was upon a dogwood tree I was crucified. Therefore, this tree shall not be mutilated or destroyed, but cherished as a reminder of My death upon the cross."’ Driving out Old Dominion drive, to Frank lin Park. Fairfax County. Va., and wind ing your way through different avenues and roads of this beautiful suburban area, you will witness a scene that will rival that of the cherry blossoms Viewing a panorama like this inspires a deep reverence for the legend of Jesus' promise to our official flower. MRS. I. E. STALCUP. Chesterbrook, Va. Favors a “Better Way” Than Vivisection To the Editor ot The 8tor: Referring to a news Item In The Star of April 15, I feel I Indeed should be heart less if I did not add my earnest -protest to those sent to the' President against the re quest of the doctors for approval of a bill to compel the District poundmaster to make the defenseless creatures in the pound vic tims of the cruel and utterly inhumane prac tice of vivisection. The purported Justification of this fiend ish practice is the alleviation of human suf fering. There is a far better way, but. un fortunately the medical profession has not yet awakened to recognize it. The Bible generally is accepted by the Christian world as evidence of God’s love and law, operative In human affairs, and many—especially Christ Jesus—have preared that its technique can be made practical. One of the Ten Commandments is “Thou shalt not kill.’’ which certainly includes 'the implied command. Thou shalt not torture. I have not found anything in the Bible that prescribes or even justifies the practice of torturing our animal friends—who are God's creatures, too—as a means of curing our ills, which usually are the result of diso Dedience to the law of love which is God. I myself—and I am sure many others feel the same way—far rather would suffer or die than live at the expense of Innocent, defenseless animals who would not, if they could, be guilty of such barbarous practices. Many people all over the world are awaken ing to realize that to prevent or cure human in* they must purify human thinking. JOSEPHINE G. ADAMS. Sharp Retart Given To Arlington "Tanner" T» th* naitor a* Th* aur Ye*. Helen Naismitb definitely should go bark home whan Arlington Farms Is closed The biggest mistake the Government made was In bringing her to Washington in the first place. Did she have a special guarr' over her home "back home"? I came to Washington in 1935 along wit several thousand other men and women an: we were "on our own" from the day wr ’received the Government confirmation tele "rrams until the morning we reported fo duty as directed. It was up to us to bavr places located in which to live. And ther was a housing shortage in Washington then too. Every apartment building in town hat the same story, “a long waiting list." no us to take your name. At the time I was 1! year* old. ' But we rang doorbells, we answered adr in papers, we consulted the room service of the YWCA, and then mi made an inspection of the rooms ourselves. No one forced us to taka any loom wa didn't want* bat no Letters for publication mutt bear the signature and address of the writer, although it is permissible for a writer known to The Star to use a nom de plume. Please be brief. one inspected the rooms for os and gave an OJC. on them. Min NaispUth and her ilk art typical of those who expect the Govern ment to support them and think for them, and some day when the Government does do their thinking for them I hope thay will realize it is their own fault. ' Social Insurance Limited to Real Needs To th* Editor ol Tht SMr Tragic stalemate threatens a much needed social insurance program unless intelligent leadership separates wise national policy from partisan politics. 8talemate means both parties default In their pledge to provide low-cost, prepayable insurance against bank rupting health needs. The present debate Is whether national health insurance shall be compulsory or vol untary. This Is not the basic ls%pe The real issue is whether social Insurance shall cover all possible health needs or shall be limited to those which upset all family budgets. Total coverage of every health need will Impose an inevitable bureaucratic paternal ism. To provide it. we must accept the regi mentation of the completely planned econ omy. Its eventual coat will mean more than financial insolvency. It will mean servitude for the doctor and undeserved disappoint ment for the patient. Blank checks payable upon unlimited demand Are a self-adduced absurdity. , If we limit social insurance to coverage of health risks that upset all family budgets, we remain a free people. This would be solvent self-help based on the sound Insur ance principles of risk-sharing and cost spreading. This limits social insurance to the posaible and the urgently needed Ex- j perienee points to childbearing, catastrophic illness and malignant disease as the costly health risks which upset the stoutest family budgets. To insure these would be wise na tional policy. Safe and fruitful childbearing is our only sure guarantee of national sur vival. Protection against catastrophic ill ness will help every worker and homemaker to greater productiveness. Mercy to the vic tim of malignancy gives conscience to social insurance. Insistence upon unlimited cov erage In social insurance will divide our people. Social insurance against health risks which are costly to all will lea vw us a united people. THOMAS E. MATTINOLY. M. D. > Darter's Charges Compared With A ate Manefartarers To the Xltor of The #Ut Your correspondent. Impatient Patient, seems to feel that the medical profession should reduce fees at least 10 per cent. Well, all I know la that I paid 11900 for .he same make car that eost me only 0900 in 1940.1 now have to pay MS for the tame type of apartment that eost me 949 in 1940. I pay 999 for the same quality suit of clothes that coM me 939 m 1949. We pay 9390 an evening far a reliable baby sitter. We could get the game service for 91 an evening m 1940. Oh. I could go on and on. But to get ‘o the point, what I would like to my is that vhen we can our doctor or pay a visit to his 'fflee. his charges are exactly the same now % they were In 1949. Why be sore at the doctor? He puts in more me. and be coats teas than any other need m have today. Why not put In a more Justi ied gripe against the automobile manufae urer who gets more than twice as much for not nearly so good ear as he produced In ‘HO’ Or demand that the grocer bring the 'ost of food more in line with thorn prewar ices? i Want to go further? Then why not gripe about the 93909900 repair Job being (fame on ie White House and the proposed 93.000,-, 000 maouteenteanla! celebration buttdinaa? The eost of those protects cornea out ofthe pocket of each and every <me of as. tnehidiag Impatient Fattest as w«S as —^_ | The PcJrl'tcol Miff 1 Three G. 0. P. Committees To Meet Over Week End Farty Policy (Change*, < Vf•t»»*a**<v* and hnmm t« ft# tlf (• »mld I mtmm Over the «y«k end ftr?h»br.can* wi-jr gather a th* Natwma* Capita; for three neunil i »< ahrlt party peOra* pa'ty Snatarwa part.? ! organa* 5 ion and party chance* a JWO eier j bop* wU. all be weighed The finance new* . msttee is to meet ftatwdav the new potw? commit tee on Rundav ana the everyth# committee of the Natan*. CtMUtle* « Monday The proposal advanced m Champa* ttpg h Scott of the Hepubiwan National OMnaM|tew last wirier for a national Republican gal.h crag to write a Matemem of polif* a j kmd of campaign document for the rong*e** SHWial eieeilot** rest yea- apparently ha* been eorwdersbh amended It .» t\."» r •. • ported that m*ead of such a natsOPal gittwniki, five or » v regional meetings a .1 be held after Cong:*-* ha* ad'o .• nod No attempt a hi be ma te to • -e a |»*« • # j platform. but instead each region wr.i | aider the p-oblem* that parwcttiar.? aff*y t j it and formulate «wr idea* about them ! The proponents of the plan aav that these j meetings w-.a art as ewe’.Sent «ountty*g | boards for the OOP when Congnev* i* r t ; m session The* plan to have the mrd r,» : attended bv many rvprmeptauve part? lead* er* and members Original Plan Opposed Sertoii* opposition to in * original plan for * national gathering to a r • statement of p*rtv policy a rope among Rep .hheati j member* of the Senate and House f ust, because they believed that the Republican* in Congress should and would wute Repub lican policy until the nest national conven tion. and. second. becausw• they feated *t if a national gathering aa* called the * might be a real row between the conserva the and liberal wings of the party, which j would do more harm than good ! The finance committee and the esecuth* committee will tackle th* ;nb ot raising th* ' neceasarv funds for the cutting rampaitm, and also the allocation of fund* to the Republican senatorial committee and tha congressional committee The Senate com mittee ts asking for *“!.*> 000 and the Con gressional committee for l.'OO 00c* Republican thought t* gradually turning to victory at the poll* next yeas Last winter, immediately after the great detea', j Republican hopes were virtually nil Wat : the strenuous opposition which ha* a< *#*t in Congress to a considerable and import**! part of th# Truman program plus inrrew in* signs of disquiet and disgust among many of the peop'e over condition* now det eloping have chanted Republican think ing. With unemployment on live mar**** m industrial State* panicularly m New England and farm pi ices sinking a bn. Democratic popularity is on tike wane in many spots Worker* are more concerned over jobs than over repeal of th# Tail* Hartley labor law Hare Lighting t hanee. Particularly ate the Republican* hopeful of regaining strength In the Senate whets the margin of Democratic control la nan tee anyway. They are sayuig ihev hair at least a fighting chance of taking oirt u»a Senate by a very narrow margin to 4® go they would have to have all the break*. One Of the States in which lire Republicans now maintain they have a teal chance t» Connecticut. Other* are Illinois. New Yoi» and Pennsylvania. Connecticut Indus!i tea have already been ; hit, and the number of unemployed ha* ! risen aharply, with thousand* demanding unemployment compensation Senator Me | Mahon. Democrat. I* up for re-election neat year. Some of the Connecticut Re publican* are talking about Clare Booth# Luce for the Republican nomination and other* about former Representative Talbot. Either would m*ke a strong rare they aay. Mrs. Luce when she quit the House, said she was out of polltlcs—but there it a chanca now she may change her mind. If sha does and win* the nomination, and then the election, a second New England woman will have a seat in the upper House. Senator Wagner of New York. Democrat, whose health has kept him from hi* Renata duties for a long period of time, may ba expected either to resign It* time to hava s *pecl*l election of Senator next fall or to not run for re-election next year In either case, the Republican* may have a good chance of fleeting a Senator In Hla place There ha* been much speculation regarding the possible nomination of Ooe. Dewey a* a Republican senatorial candidate —but Gov. Dewey has ao far given the idea no encouragement. It la possible that th# New York Qovernor will make no decision until considerably later, when political con. dmon* In the Empire Slat# may be clearer, He has privately ex preseed a desire to get back into the practice of law in New York. His eomtng European 'vacation ' trip how. ever, has intensified speculation a* to »a plan*. Questions and Answers * r*d» »*n «»• ih» »«••.* t* sn» ***»'■«• ef for* or vriun* Th* Pv.nin* star Intyr »urt«« *1* I »t f t> CL, SIMM thru r*i muii t*f r»(ur» •«(•** -- 0* By THE HAftKIK SERVICE Q When and by whom waa the Bault me. Marie Canal built?—D. H. A. The first canal waa built on Uia Canadian side of the river by the North* west Fur Company in 1'87-M A tow p*U* was made along the shore for oxen to track the bateaux and canoe* through the upper part of the rapids The lock, excepting the limber floor and miter alUa, waa destroyed in 1811 by United State* troop* from Macki nac Island under command of Major Holme* T)ve first shipping canal, known as the Bute Ctnal. was built on the American side of the river from 18*3 to 18*4. Cspi. A. Canfield. Topographical Engineers, U. fi. Army, made the original survey Charles T, Harvey was superintendent of the construe* tton. Q It there any simple home method of nukinz children • clothing fireproof*- T & A Although there is no known method of fireproofuvs that is completely sattofae* lory children s clothing cotton raft*, etc.! can be flameproofed to reduce far* hazard in the following way: In two Satie'S of hot water dissolve one pound of crys^lt Urn bora* and If ounces of boric arid II the materul to be flameproofed requires I starched finish, add a little prepared aterefi to the formula. Let the mixture coot tn/q room of ordinary temperature. then Pl#<d the dry fabric in It. »*r thot all pang of the material an wet with the solution. After 10 or IS minutes of soaking wring out Ih# goods, not too strongly, by hand. Allow tag material to dry. and preaa it with a ratfMO cool iron. The material mould ngs^W sprinkled before Ironing, and should there fore be watched eo that it can be honed >ust before It is completely dry If «f» moisture must be applied, do oat sprtesrti. S»7.d . thm dry cloth over the matenal. place a thin damp cloth upon the dry and iron thus. The proeem is nai r but must be renewed after each Q. Which game was Invented basketball or football'’—H J. A. Football was not interned ft gradually from early Owl t games. It was in IS14 prohibited by England and the game as »* kr~“ first played in the middle ld* t football dates back to III*. Basket Invented in l«»l.