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Dignitaries to Open Talks Here Monday The Supreme Council 33d De gree Ancient and Accepted Scot tish Rite will meet here next week with one of the largest gatherings of internationally known Masonic dignitaries in Washington history. Sessions will open at 10 a.m. Monday in the House of the Temple, 1733 Sixteenth street N.W., following a memorial serv ice there at 10 a.m. Sunday. They twill end next Friday. » The Monday schedule includes Supreme Council meetings in the morning and a pilgrimage to ,Mount Vernon at 2:30 p.m. Elec •tion of 33d degree honorary in :spectors general and. Knights ^Commander of the Court of Honor will be held Tuesday. Visitors will have an opportunity for sightsee ing that day, and there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery at 2 p.m. Members of the council and visiting dignitaries are to visit President Truman at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Newly elected Knights Commander will be invested at the temple at 8 p.m. by the Grand Consistory of Kentucky. Thursday will be devoted to council executive sessions. The 33rd degree designates will be guests at a luncheon at 1 p.m. Friday. Following a dinner at * 6 p.m. the 33rd degree will be conferred at 8 p.m. The Supreme Council an » nounced that the list of visiting Sovereign Grand Commanders will include George H. Ross of Canada, Fernand Clement of Belgium, Rene J. Raymond of France and Justo Caballero, in exile from Spain. Sovereign Grand Commander John H. Cowles is to preside at the session. No Action Likely on Ickes' Charge Against Downey No action is likely on the per jury charges hurled by Harold L. Ickes, former Secretary of the Interior, at Senator Downey, Democrat, of California. Mr. Ickes made the charges yesterday while testifying before the Senate Interior Committee. The committee is investigating Senator Downey’s charges of mis management and corruption by Reclamation Bureau officials. The former Interior Secretary accused Senator Downey of giving false testimony under oath when he said that Harry W. Bashore, former head of the Reclamation Bureau, had been forced by pres sure to resign. He suggested that . the Senator’s testimony be sent to . the Justice Department for “ap propriate action.” Chairman O’Mahoney of the committee indicated later he would let the matter drop. He said he was not interested in past mis takes and suggested that Califor nians work out their water distri bution problems among them uelves. DuPont Workers Reject CIO ; As Bargaining Agent By tht Associated Press , CHARLESTON. W. Va.. Oct. ? 14.—Workers at the nearby Belle Works of the E. I. du Pont de ; Nemours Co. rejected the CIO Gas, .Coke & Chemical Workers Union ^as a bargaining agent, election of * ficials said yesterday. A total of 1,519 voted against affiliation with the union in a two ' day election while 1,283 voted for r;4t, Jack Kelly of the National La ■Joor Relations Board reported. £ In an election last year at the 2plant the workers rejected the - union by a 65-vote margin, as -compared with the 236-vote mar ~gin this year. §Weather Report Z District of Columbia — Cloudy -and rather cool today, tonight and ~ tomorrow, with occational light :,rain. Highest temperature in flower 60s today; lowest near 50 ^degrees tonight. * Maryland and Virginia—Cloudy ^tonight and tomorrow, with occa sional light rain. Lowest temper mature from 55 to 60 degrees, except fin low 60s near the coast tonight. ^Continued cool tomorrow. ~ Wind velocity, 10 miles per hour; ^direction, northeast. *Five Day Forecast for Washington 2 and Vicinity, October 14-19. Z Rain likely Sunday or Monday, %ith the temperature averaging from 2 to 4 degrees above the normal. Normal maximum for the Washington area, 69, mini mum 49. River Report. (Prom D. 8. Engineers.) Potomac River clear at Harpers Perry and at Great Falls: Shenandoah clear at Harpers Parry. i Humidity. > (Readings at Washington National Airport.) Yesterday— Pet. Today— Pet. ,'Hoon_,_62 Midnight_83 4 p m. _79 8 a m._85 8 p.m. _83 10 a m. _82 High and Low for Yesterday. High. 70, at 1 :<)8 a m. Low, 56. at 6:22 P.m. Record Temperatures Tbit Year. Highest, 97 on August 11. Lowest. 21 on January 30. Tide Tables. (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) Today. Tomorrow. High _12:10 a.m. 1:06 a.m. .Low _ 7:25 a.m. 8:26 a.ir. High _12:38 p.m. 1:35 p.m. Low _ 7:01p.m. 8:28 p.m. The Ban and Moon. Rises. Sets. Run, today_ 6:17 6:31 Sun. tomorrow __ 6:18 6:30 Moon, today_10:32 p.m. 1:29 p.m. Automobile lights must be turned on due-half hour after sunset. Precipitation. - Monthly precipitation In lnchei In the Capital (current month to date): - Month. 1949. Avg. Record. January _ 6.08 3.55 7.83 ’37 February_ 2.68 3.37 6.84 '84 March_ 3.42 3.75 8.84 '91 April _ 1.94 3.27 9.13 '89 May _ 6.33 3.70 10.69 '89 Jane _ 2.42 4.13 10.94 '00 July _ 4.22 4.71 10.63 '88 August _ 4.09 4.01 14.41 '28 September _ 3.49 3.24 17.45 '34 October_ 0.28 2.84 8.81 '37 November __ 2.37 8.69 '89 December __ 3.32 7.56 '01 Temperatures in Various Cities. . High. Low. High Low. Albuquerque 76 48 Miami_ 82 75 Atlantic City 64 62 Milwaukee _ 71 62 Bismarck.. 68 28 New Orleans 84 71 Boston_ 69 48 New York. 70 54 Buffalo_ 66 46 Norfolk -_ 74 66 Chicago- 73 46 Oklahoma C. 76 45 Cincinnati-- 67 44 Omaha __ 76 50 gtroit_ 66 43 Pittsburgh . 65 47 Paso_81 66 P’rtl’nd. Me. 67 43 llanapolis 66 47 St. Louis.. 69 46 rrlsburg _ 48 46 Salt Lake C. 66 36 Galveston.- 77 71 San Antonio 80 65 tansas City 76 47 San Fr'clsco 78 61 >s Angeles. 80 61 Seattle__ 68 39 lulsville.. 70 61 Tampa_ 88 70 Appointment of Civilian Board To Settle Service Row Suggested By Chris Mathisen Two members of the House Armed Services Committee today proposed that President Truman name a civilian board to settle bitter differences in the armed services over defense policies de spite a statement by Mr. Truman that he sees no reason to change fundamentals of the policies. The suggestion came from Representative Price of Illinois and Brooks of Louisiana, both Democrats. They offered it after the Navy’s operating chief. Ad miral Louis E. Denfeld had wound up the Navy’s presentation of its concept of war strategy now held in top defense circles. Policy Called Adequate. Mr. Truman, at his news con ference yesterday, refused to com ment on Admiral Denfeld’s charge that the Navy is “not accepted in full partnership in the national defense structure.” The admiral had made the charge while testi fying earlier in the day before the House committee investigating in the inter-service controversy. Mr. Truman pointed out that defense planning is fixed by the i President after consultation with the civilian heads of the services and Joint Chiefs of Staff. The present policy, he added, is adequate. Meanwhile, the committee’s public hearing on Navy-Air Force differences over defense responsi bilities and methods went into a, week end recess before new fire works displays next week. Comments Hearten Navy. Comments by a number of com mittee members, including Chair man Vinson and Representative Short, Republican, of Missouri, the ranking Republican member, have given the Navy new hope that further reductions in its strength, particularly in its air arm, will be blocked. Some top officers even see a good prospect of revival of the $185,000,000 flush - deck carrier project, canceled by Defense Sec retary Johnson last spring after a two-to-one recommendation against the big ship from the joint chiefs of staff. Admiral Denfeld, who, as Chief of Naval Operations, sits as the Navy mem ber, dissented from the decision. Representative Anderson, Re publican, of California, introduced a bill in the House yesterday to re-name the big carrier the James V. Forrestal, in honor of the late first Secretary of Defense if con struction is resumed. He said the hearing indicated “Congress may take whatever action seems necessary" to re-com mence construction of the ship, which was to have been called the United States. Admiral Denfeld gave the com mittee a report of sharp and per sistent differences in high de fense councils. He told of being overruled repeatedly by an Air Force-Army coalition and de clared: “The Navy is gravely concerned whether it will have modern weapons in quality and quantity to do the job expected of the Navy at the outbreak of a fu ture.” .. Says Carrier Forces Ignored. He said he agreed fully with; previous Navy witnesses thatj strategic bombing by the Air | Force's atom-bomb-carrying B-36s is being over-emphasized in de fense planning and the im portance of fast carrier task forces; ignored. This seaborne striking power with air units “is so little com- ; prehended by the other services that the Air Force has argued for its complete elimination, while the Army has recommended its serious reduction.” The Navy's views as to what it requires to do its job are getting short shrift in joint staff delib erations, according to Admiral Denfeld’s account. “Unification processes have not thus far been in accord with either the spirit or the concept,” he said. In biting words but a restrained voice, Admiral Denfeld charged he has had to contend with a steady campaign to make basic changes in the defense responsi bilities assigned the three services by the Key West agreement of April, 1948, and to "relegate the Navy to a convoy and ar.ti-sub marine service.” “While there is a law saying that there shall be naval aviation and there shall be a Marine Corps,” he said, “and although there have been public utter ances from our sister services that there shall be naval aviation and a Marine Corps, in the councils of the Department of Defense the opposite view is often evi dent. • * * “If the funds to sustain them are choked off or the composition of the Navy is determined by a two-to-one vote regardless of funds available, then naval avia tion and the Marines will be out of service as surely as if there had been no law.” The Marines will have their say when the hearing is resumed at 10 a.m. Monday. Then the com mittee will listen to Air Force officials, Gen. Eisenhower and Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman of the joint chiefs and, finally, Mr. Johnson. ‘ Of the B-36, Admiral Denfeld said the Navy had no objection to its development and thorough evaluation as a weapon. But, he insisted, “it is illogical, damaging and dangerous to proceed directly to mass procurement without evaluation to the extent that the Army and Navy may be starved for funds and our strategic con cept of war frozen about an un certain weapon.” Reductions in Navy spending below the amount to be provided by Congress for the current fiscal year were arrived at in the Pent agon by “largely arbitrary” action and without the Navy’s being asked in advance how such a re duction would affect its readiness for an emergency, Admiral Den feld continued. Mr. Vinson has said the com mittee will want to hear from Mr. ADMIRAL DENFELD. Hits ‘‘improper operation” of unification program. —AP Photo. ADMIRAL SPRUANCE. Says powerful Navy is essential. ' —AP Photo. Johnson on why he thinks the armed services can get along with $800,000,000 less than Congress wants to provide with $353,000,000 of the cut being taken by the Navy, and more important, why he didn’t come to Congress and suggest the reductions. The hearing has revealed that the cuts will be applied after Con gress passes the armed forces ap propriation bill, still tied up in conference by a dispute between Senate and House as to whether it shall include money for a 48 or a 58 group Air Force. Admiral Denfeld emphasized in his testimony that the Navy is in sympathy with the principle of unification. But, he said, the Army and Air Force continually are trying to find ways to get around the Key West agreement and the National Security Act in efforts to crfpple naval aviation and the Marines. When the proposal to order more B-36s came up in the joint chiefs’ discussions last April, Ad miral Denfeld said, he “went along' with the proposed action of the Air Force as a matter of urgency.” He said that was his idea of unification—that the opinion of a service as to what it requires should be given "major weight’’ by the other two forces. Joint Chiefs Polled. But it didn't work that way with respect to the projected extra-large carrier for the Navy, he added. He said the designation, “super carrier” was coined by “our de tractors.” The joint chiefs were asked last April for their individual opinions on the carrier, then in first stages of construction, he recalled. “It is no secret that Gen. Brad ley (then Army Chief of Staff) reversed his earlier approval of the project,” Admiral Denfeld said. “I again strongly recommended its construction, pointing out in detail its importance to the evaluation of carrier aviation and naval warfare. Gen. Vandenberg again opposed its construction.” As senior member of the joint chiefs. Admiral Denfeld said, he delivered the recommendation to Mr. Johnson. “Forty minutes later, I was handed the already mimeographed press release of the cancellation order,” he said. Makes 6 Recommendations. Admiral penfeld made* six recommendations he said would go far to clear the air. They were: 1. That the evaluation of the B-36 by the Joint Chiefs’ Weap ons Evaluation Group be speeded. 2. That there be "literal sup port” of the National Security Act. which brought about unifica tion, and the Key West agreement with respect to “roles and missions” of the armed forces. 3. That within budged limita tions each service "be permitted to design and develop its own weapons.” 4. That the Navy be given "adequate and appropriate repre sentation in key positions within the Department of Defense.” 5. That the activities of the Joint Chiefs of Staff be limited "to those specifically mentioned in the National Security Act.” 6. That the views of a particular service be given "predominant weight in determination of the forces needed by that service to fulfill its missions.” Congress in Brief •y tha Auociatad Praia Senate; Leaders push for vote on dis placed persons bill. Appropriations Committee hears witnesses on second supplemental appropriation. Senate-House conferees seek agreement on minimum wage bill. Senate-House conferees open attempt to iron out differences on farm price support. Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee holds closed session. Armed Services' Committee to release report on Malmedy investi gation. East Reich Peace Pact Expectations Stirred By Stalin Message By th» Associated Press BERLIN, Oct. 14.—Joseph Sta lin today told East Germany's new Communist republic that the Germans and Russians together could keep Europe peaceful by fighting as hard for peace as they fought in war. Stalin’s message of congratula tions to East Germany's Commu nist leaders brought predictions from pro-Soviet sources here that the Soviet bloc would sign peace treaties with the new Red satel lite by January. These sources claimed tenta tive drafts of such treaties al ready have been prepared. Western observers in Moscow said Stalin appears to have made it clear that the Soviet govern ment regards establishment of the East German government as a step from which there must be no retreat for Russia. They in terpreted his message as the most important Soviet pronouncement on the German question since the war. Regime Called Turning Point. Stalin’s congratulatory message last night to East Germany's Pres ident Wilhelm Pieck and Chan cellor (Premier) Otto Grotewohl called establishment of the satel lite regime a “turning point in the history of Europe.” He declared that the Russian and German peoples made the greatest sacrifices in World War II. "If both peoples,” Stalin con tinued, “will show the same de termination to fight with the same intensity of effort for peace with which they waged war, then peace in Europe can be regarded as secure.” The statement was distributed here by ADN, the official Soviet news agency. It was given promi ment space in Moscow news papers today. “There is no doubt.” Stalin said, “that the existence of a peace-loving, democratic Ger many, along with the existence of a peace-loving Soviet Union, ex cludes the possibility of new wars in Europe, makes an end to Eu ropean bloodshed and makes im possible the servitude of European countries under world imperi alists." “Both these peoples,” the Rus sian Premier declared, “have the largest potentialities in Europe to complete great actions of world significance.” The sources who reported the impending peace treaties said the pacts would bind the new East German republic to renounce for ever any claim on the former German territory now held by the Soviet Union, Poland and Czecho slovakia. They would also commit the republic to give the Soviet bloc the reparations it demanded and to forego “remilitarization.” Inventor Urges Color TV Receivable on Present Sets ly th# Attstiolod Pr»«i NEW YORK, Oct. 14.—Dr. Lee De Forest, famed radio inventor, said yesterday color television to be successful must be a type that can be picked up in black and white by present sets without adapters. It must be compatible with the present system, he said, so that stations broadcasting in color will not lose any of their present au dience. The color broadcasts must be such, he declared at a news conference, that owners of present sets will not have to make any changes in the sets if they are content to receive black and white picture;. Thb 76-year-old scientist, who now lives in Los Angeles, said that of the color television systems de scribed to the Federal Communi cations Commission in Washing ton, only that of the Radio Corp. of America appeared to be com patible. Others, he declared, would require some change in present sets for them to receive color telecasts even in black and white. Dr. De Forest said he had aban doned his own color system, dif fering from both that of RCA and the rival Columbia Broadcasting System, because its color telecasts could not be received satisfactorily by present-type sets. He declared he believed he could design a converter for present type sets that would transform them to color sets under the RCA system at a cost of around $50. Farm Workers to Urge Affiliation With UEW ly tho Associated Press AUBURN, N. Y., Oct. 14.— —Grant Oakes, president eof the CIO-Farm Equipment Workers Union, said yesterday that his union’s Executive Board would “recommend affiliation with the United Electrical Workers.” “I am certain both Pe and UE will remain in the CIO,” he said in an Interview. Mr. Oakes added that there “would be no federation created outside the CIO.” . The two left-wing unions have been reported on the verge of breaking away from the CIO to form a third major labor organ ization. Shopping for a Pet? If you are Jhopping for a pet, shop first i|l The Star’s classified ad section. During the first nine months of this year, The Star carried 9,134 classified ads offering pets, for sale. This was 4,387 more than were carried by the three other Washington pa pers combined. You have a wider choice for a better bargain when you consult Washington’s leading classified medium — THE STAR. Citizens' Association Organizes Fight on Rezoning in Northeast The Northeast Citizens’ Asso ciation organized itself last night for an all-out fight with the Dis trict Zoning Commission to thwart a move to rezone part of its area. The proposed rezoning would change, from first commercial to residential. Eighth street N.E. from East Capitol to H streets, and Seventh street N.E. from East Capitol street to Massachusetts avenue. The association contends such a move would make the property of some of their members prac tically worthless. It was esti mated the change would result in a devaluation of $1,000,000 to property in the area. Morris Benson, an attorney, who owns property in the 700 block of Eighth street N.E., said he planned to tear down the building on his land and build two stores. The building is over 80 years old and is deteriorating rapidly. In the event of a zoning change, he said, he would loose around $16,000. Motives Questioned. Robert W. McCullogh. general counsel for the Northeast Busi nessmen's Association, who owns the Keystone Apartments at 2150 Pennsylvania avenue S.E., said that if his property were rezoned he might as well give away the deed. William J. Bartle, attorney for some of the property owners of the neighborhood, said one could only surmise w'hat brought about the proposal for the change. "It could be pressure from the stores already in the neighbor hood, through fear of competi tion; an attempt to reduce the property value to make it pur chasable by lower income groups, or a move to lower the assess ment value for Government pur chase." he said. S. E. Cross, president of the association, said it looked as if the Government wanted it and termed it, “the old land grab.” The results of the meeting were as follows: * A petition, already well started, will be completed by an appointed committee. To Seek Reason. Another committee will see H. G. Ashton, executive officer of the Zoning Commission, to find out exactly why the changes have been proposed. Notices will be sent to the churches of the neighborhood to be read before services on the Sunday preceeding the public hearing on the rezoning, asking all of the people of the area to attend the hearing, to be held in the District Building. Telephone calls will be made to the homes in the area the day before the hearing to remind the householders to be present. Mr. Benson will notify all per sons owning property in his block but not living in the area of the proposed change. Mr. Bartle and Mr. McCullogh will represent the association at the hearing. The meeting was held in the Edmonds Elementary School, Ninth and D streets N.E., and was conducted by Mr. Cross. 2 Bombers Collide, Plunge Into Sea Off California By tht Associated Pros* SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 14 Two Navy attack bombers col lided off the California coast yes terday and plunged into the sea. Naval authorities said the planes carried only their pilots and both men were presumed lost. The planes, Douglas Skyraiders, were in a flight of four on a gun nery mission. They collided 35 miles off Point Reyes. The freighter Mount Greylock said one of the planes apparently exploded in the air. The ship’s crew saw a parachute bloom in the sky at about the same instant. But the flyer was not picked up. The Federal Spotlight House Civil Service Unit Votes Wide Probe of Over-Staffing By Joseph Young The House Civil Service Committee has voted to conduct a sweep ing investigation of all Government departments and agencies to ! determine how many "excessive" employes there are on the Govern ment payroll. Committee sources said the investigation would make "banner ; neaannes," dui actually the ex tent of the probe depends on how much money the committee will ,have at its disposal, i Earlier this year, Congress gave the com mittee $25,000 for investiga tive work, but it has not been determined just how much money will be jspent by the 1 group in con nection with its •“over staffing” investigation. The investi gation will be Joteph Younf. i handled by a subcommittee headed by Representative Williams, Demo crat, of Mississippi. The other members are Representatives Her long, Democrat, of Florida, and Rees, Republican, of Kansas. Just when the investigation will begin will be determined by the group shortly after Congress adjourns. It’s undecided whether to begin the inquiry during the recess or wait until next January. Both Representatives Williams and Herlong,, who proposed the investigation, say they will pursue it with an “open mind.” Both lawmakers, however, asserted they were “certain” that some person nel cuts could be made “without ; injuring the efficiency” of the Fed eral service. * * # * FTC — Former Senator James Meade of New York is being men I tioned as the next appointee to the Federal Trade Commission. | * * * * VA—Senator Humphrey, Demo crat of Minnesota, who is a •staunch administration supporter, | is strongly against President Tru j man's suggestion to Congress that j medical employes of the Veterans Administration be included under the classification system. * ■ Senator Humphrey declares that Man Gets 2 to 6 Years ! For Holdup at OrDonnellrs ! Bernard F. Toomev, 38, of the 1500 block of Fourth street N.W., was sentenced today by District Court Judge Richmond B. Keech to serve from two to six years for the $174 holdup robbery of O'Don nell's Seafood Grill- at 1221 E street N.W. on August 25. In another District Court case today, Judge Matthew F. McGuire sentenced Nathaniel Foster, 27, colored of the 100 block of R street N.E. to serve three to nine years for breaking into a room in the 3700 block of Upton street N.W. The court was informed that Fos ter has a criminal record. I - Six European Officials Inspect West Point By th# Atsociated Press WEST POINT, N. Y.. Oct. 14.— Six military officials of Atlantic Pact nations yesterday inspected the Military Academy here as part of a staff visit to the United States. They flew up from Washington,! where defense conversations have been held. Albert Deveze, Belgian minister of national defense, j headed the party. Beside Mr. Deveze, the visitors | were Maj. Gen. Eric C. Moeller.! Danish army chief of staff; Rear; Admiral Francesco Mimbelli, chief j of the operations section of the Italian navy; Vice Admiral Yonk heer E. J. Van Holthe, Netherlands navy chief of staff: Col. Nils Saebo, chief of procurement of the Nor wegian armed forces, and Gen. Anibal Valdez Passos Sousa, com mander in chief of the Portuguese army. They were accompanied by their staffs. After the inspection visit, they returned to Washington by air. 4HHMHI THE MODERN MEN'S STORE IN OLD GEORGETOWN 3051 M Street Northwest, Washington’s Engineering Headquarters is according to tradition, where Washington origi nally planned the Federal City. _ _i BY STALLION Richly styled, finely tailored B one-button roll suit fl^B in fabric that B wears like gpbardine, pHiS' feels like cbvert, B^B looks like doeskin. Water and spot resistant. E JW A thoroughbred g JB undeniable quality! jpjg| *45 CHARGE ACCOUNTS INVITED 3059 M STREET N.W. ■ *--—.— -- IVA doctors have operated “splen didly” outside of the “restrictions of the classified civil service” and asserted that their inclusion in the classification act “would drastically harm VA’s service to veterans.” * * * * BOOST—Incidentally, President Truman has just signed the legis lation giving pay raises to more than 17,000 Veterans Administra tion medical employes. * * * * SHORTER WORK WEEK— The American Federation of Labor, at its annual convention in St. Paul, has voted its indorse ment of the American Federation of Government Employes’ 1950 program, including the demand for a 35-hour work week in the Federal service. Among the other AFGE de mands indorsed by the AFL con vention are a lower retirement age for Federal employes, greater promotional opportunities for de serving Government workers and a strengthening of the civil serv ice merit system to give greater job protection to career workers. * * * * REDUCTION—Government em ployment in Washington dropped by 2,129 employes during the past month. Largest reduction was in the Navy Department. * * * * GAO—Controller General Lind say Warren has announced the creation of a new unit in the GAO that will make "comprehensive field audits” of Government de partments and agencies. Mr. Warren said the action is “one of the most far-reaching steps ever taken in the audit phase of GAO's work.” William A. New man, jr„ has been selected to head the new group. Joseph Young’s Federal Spot light radio broadcast is heard every Saturday at 8:15 p.m. over WMAL, The Star station. Mortgage Insurance Bill Waits Truman Signature ly Associated Press A $2,275,000,000 bill to encour age construction of small homes, especially for veterans, awaited President Truman's approval to day. The measure, a stopgap bill pro viding Government authority for insuring or buying home mort gages, was passed by Congress yesterday. A long-range measure is due for congressional action later. i The House, before It passed the bill, knocked out on a 72-to-64 vote a provision to allow the Re construction Finance Corp. to lend up to $25,000,000 to finance con struction and marketing of pre fabricated housing. Kennedy Pushes Move To Get Home Rule Before House for Vote Efforts to bring the Senate passed home rule bill up for a vote on the House floor will be con tinued into the next session of this Congress early in January. This was pledged today by Rep resentative Kennedy. Democrat, of Massachusetts, as he made plans to get signatures on the peti tion he has filed to discharge the House District Committee from consideration of the measure. The petition, placed before the House yesterday, will require 218 signers before it would become effective. When filed it contained two names, Mr. Kennedy, and Representative Auchincloss, Re publican, of New Jersey, sponsor of similar legislation in the 80th Congress last year. Kennedy Confident. Representative Kennedy ex pressed confidence enough mem bers of the House would affix their names to the document to ac complish its purpose. The peti tion now is on the Speaker’s desk. Both Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Auchincloss said they plan to go back to their home States after Congress adjourns. But they ex pressed hope some activity would be carried on here during the recess in support of their move. • “I was glad to sign the petition," said Mr. Auchincloss, “because 1 wanted to get home rule for the District I will do what I can for the District.” Chairman Neely of the Senate District Committee, informed of the discharge petition, declared: ”1 hope they win on that.” Kefauver Wants Action. Senator Kefauver, Democrat ol Tennessess. who piloted the home rule bill through the Senate, has been eager for the petition to b« filed. His name generally has beert attached to the bill that would give to this city an elected and reorganized city government. The measure passed the Senati and went to the House District Committee, where it was tabled and sidetracked. It never has come before the House for a vote ‘‘I feel,” said Mr. Kennedy, “that the membership of the Housg should have the opportunity, long overdue, to express itself on this vital legislation—particularly in view of the overwhelming supporl it has received in the Senatel "I am confident,” he added, “that the House membership ones given the opportunity to vote on the bill will at last make homg rule a reality.” Members Favor Principle. Mr. Kennedy said a newspapei survey revealed that the great ma jority of House members favored the principle of home rule for thii city. “A final compilation of thesg surveys,” he said, “plus the 1941 voting records of members who served in the 80th Congress showed 235 members for and 133 against home rule, with the rest of th« members either non-committal oj unavailable.” Suited to a "He” the clean bold masculine look of Herzog's New Fall Stanton Suits lH ERZOG' The soft drope and comfort-styling of Stanton's Rich Worsteds, Sharkskins, Plaids and Nailheads make the moderate price the suit value of the year CHARGE ACCOUNTS ^ Pay Vi Nov. \ Pay Vi Dec. | Pay Vi Jatt. HERZOG'S ts/faca U&U' i STREET AT lOtK N.W.