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APR 19

HOME RULE AND REORGANIZATION FOR
jes THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SU BCOMMITTEE ON HOME RULE AND REORGANIZATION

OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES SENATE
EIGHTY-SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION
TO PROVIDE FOR HOME RULE AND REORGANIZATION

IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

FEBRUARY 20, 21, 22, MARCH 1, 5, 1951

Printed for the use of the
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I'NITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

UNITED STATES SENATE
COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

MATTHEW M. NEELY, West Virginia, Chairman
OLIN D. JOHNSTON, South Carolina FRANCIS CASE, South Dakota
ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee

JOHN M. BUTLER, Maryland
LESTER C. HUNT, Wyoming

HERMAN WELKER, Idaho JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island

WALLACE F. BENNETT, Utah EARLE C. CLEMENTS, Kentucky

JAMES H. DUFF, Pennsylvania WILLIS SMITH, North Carolina

ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOME RULE AND REORGANIZATION FOR THE DISTRICT OF

COLUMBIA

ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee, Chairman MATTHEW M. NEELY, West Virginia FRANCIS CASE, South Dakota

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Testimony of-

Adams, Kenneth, President of the Young Republicans Club of the Dis-

trict of Columbia---

Atherholt, Gordon M., representing the Northwest Council of Citizens'

Associations; and Palisades Citizens' Association -- ------ 207, 222
Back, Edith B., representing the Home Rule for Washington Chapter,
American Veterans Committee...

131

Beatty, Mrs. Donald, representing the District of Columbia League

of Women Voters.----

Brown, Huver I., representing the Washington Bar Association------ 248

Chamberlain, Culver, president, Central Suffrage Conference_---

120

Colladay, Edward F., general counsel, Washington Board of Trade 165

Connaughton, J. H., representing the Petworth Citizens' Association. 223

Dawson, Giles E., member of the Connecticut Avenue Citizens' Associa-

tion, and delegate to the Northwest Council of Citizens' Associations 243

Donohue, F. Joseph, nominee for Commissioner of the District of

Columbia-

Evans, Gertrude, representing the Progressive Party of the District

of Columbia----

Fadler, William, representing the Democratic Club of the District of

Columbia

Finch, Wilbur S----

Freedman, Richard, representing the Washington Home Rule Com-

mittee-----------

Galloway, George B., Senior Specialist in American Government, Legis-

lative Reference Service, Library of Congress.--

Gewirtz, Stanley, president, Washington chapter, Americans for

Democratic Action--

------

114

Gower, Karl K., representing the Brightwood Citizens' Association - 222
Graham, Philip, publisher, Washington Post-------
Hall, Woolsey, representing the Central Northwest Citizens' Associa-

tion.ad
Harriman, Mrs. J. Borden, Democratic committeewoman for the Dis-

trict of Columbia----------
Hawes, Alexander B., chairman, suffrage committee, Federation of
Citizens' Associations ------

228
Henderson, Elmer W., director, American Council on Human Rights 13+
Hendrickson, Hon. Robert C., United States Senator from the State

of New Jersey --
Hildreth, Melvin D., national Democratic committeeman for the Dis-

trict of Columbia ---

Hodgkins, George W., former president of the Kalorama Citizens'

Association ----

241

Supplemental statement.------

271

Hoffman, Helen Duey, Washington branch, American Association of

University Women ----

Howard, Mrs. Ernest W., department chairman, Federation of

Women's Clubs ------

139

Humphrey, Hon. Hubert H., United States Senator from the State of

Minnesota.-----

Jones, Francis E., Jr., president, Young Democrats of the District of

Columbia

---- 124, 240

Leeman, Herbert P., representing the Federation of Citizens' Associa-

tions-

------- 128

116

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Testimony of-Continued

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Lehman, Hon. Herbert H., United States Senator from the State of

New York----

106

McDonald, J. Walter---

-----------

136

McIlwee, Mrs. Branson Gilbert, member of the Manor Park Citizens'

· Association-------

227

McKee, Jerome B., president, Federation of Businessmen's Associa-

tion ----

140

Malmberg, Mrs. Margie, director, Washington office, American Library

Association -------

---

163

Manbeck, Jesse B., executive secretary, Central Suffrage Conference,

Inc--------

102

Mathews, Paul, immediate past president, Junior Chamber of Com-

merce-------

Monroney, Hon. A. S., United States Senator from the State of Okla-

homa-------

110

Newell, Clifford H., representing the Arkansas Avenue Community
Association -----

192

Reissig, Frederick, representing the Federation of Churches-------- 108

Remon, John A., representing the Cathedral Heights Citizens Associa-

tion---

190

Rich, Mrs. Frank, chairman of legislation, Washington section, Na-

tion Council of Jewish Women.-

135

Shepherd, Marshall L., representing the Recorder of Deeds of the Dis-

trict of Columbia -----

221

Shipley, Carl L., Young Republican National Federation -

122

Sellers, Charlotte, Women's Auxiliary, United Public Workers of

America --------------------

112

Smith, Arthur Clarendon, American Business Association -----

105
Smith, Hon. Margaret Chase, United States Senator from the State of
Maine------

102

Tavenner, Frank, Vice President, Young Democratic Club of the Dis-

trict of Columbia--

----

246

Thompson, Leon A., President of the Federation of Civic Associations

of the District of Columbia, Inc-----

Wender, Harry S., Chairman, District of Columbia Recreation Board.

West, Vernon E., Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia,

representing the Commissioners of the District of Columbia------

Wheeler, A. L., representing the Democratic Central Committee of the

District of Columbia.-

Wheeler, Mrs. Gladys, Washington Chapter, National Council of

Negro Women.

139

Additional information-

Editorial in the Washington Post--

Report of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia ------

Letter of--

American Legion, Department of the District of Columbia, to post

commanders and legislative officers, transmitting report in re-

gard to H. R. 4902_----

-----------

158

American Planning and Civic Association to chairman.--------- 252

Chevy Chase Baptist Church to chairman------

271

Council for Social Action of the Congregational Christian

Churches of the United States of America to chairman -- 267

Home Rule Headquarters, Washington, D. C., to clerk of commit-

tee transmitting statements.

------

271

Public Library of the District of Columbia to chairman and to

Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia ----------- 258, 259
Recreation Board of the government of the District of Columbia

to chairman.-------
Social Order Committee of the Friends Meeting of Washington

and the Friends Committee on National Legislation to chairman
transmitting statement---

273

Truman, Hon. Harry S., President, to Hon. Sam Rayburn,

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