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Santa Claus will have to get an early start at the White House if he js going to put presents presents under all those trees," Frank told his father. « • * Two. Good Neighbor* Speaker of the Brazilian House of Representatives Representatives Nereu Ramps toured the U.S. capitol recently in company with ex-Foreign. ex-Foreign. Minister Oswaldo Aranha, Senate Secretary Leslie Biffle, and the State Department's Department's Harry Frelinghuysen, whose father once sat. in the Senate from New Jersey. Receiving a gavel made from an elm tree planted by George Washington, Dr. Ramos thanked Biffle graciously, but admitted admitted that gavels were out of date in the Brazilian Congress. -There the speaker maintains order with an electric button which makes a series of noisss to control ^ unruly congressmen. . . The Brazilian Senate, Speaker Ramos noted, sits an the Monroe palace, named for President Monroe, author of the Monroe Monroe Doctrine. The palace was built at the St. Louis exposition, then taken apart, transported back to Brazil. Painstaking Leslie Biffle showed the visitors everything, including the little girl with three arme, painted by accident into the portrait of General Washington resigning resigning his commission. He also pointed to the Indian with six J»es in the portrait of Pocahontas being baptized. Both portraits portraits hang in the capitol rotunda. « » * N OTING the statue of Thomas Jefferson, ex- Ambassador Aranha mentioned that he was almost as well known In Brazil as in th« U.S.A. Jefferson, he said, carried on extensive extensive correspondence with Brazilian students. "And as for President Grover Cleveland," Aranha remarked, "every town in Brazil hai a street or public square named for him. He served as arbiter between Brazil and Argentina—and Argentina—and found in our favor." The two Brazilians recognized statues of Will Rogers, Bob La Follette -and Huey Long, as well as Teddy Roosevelt and Vice President Adlai Stevenson, grandfather rf the Illinois governor. It was obvious tiiey knew the United States far better than Americans know our good neighbor, Brazil. >

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  1. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
  2. 28 Dec 1952, Sun,
  3. Page 42

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