WASHINGTON (Mar. 1)
Congress will pass the Polish relief bill only if the Nazi Government agrees to complete supervision of relief by Americans, a survey of key figures interested in the bill revealed today.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee met in executive session to discuss the bill this morning, and while all members favored some relief for Poland they agreed that only American supervision, from the time supplies reached European shores until they were distributed to individuals, would satisfy the Congress and the American people.
The committee will continue its hearings on the bill next Tuesday at which time Chairman Sol Bloom intends to ask the State Department to make public its dispatches on the Polish situation.
Meanwhile, opposition to the bill crystallized in the Senate, where Senators Robert Reynolds and Lewis B. Schwellenbach announced that they would fight the Reasure on the grounds that millions of Americans were homeless and unfed and that no relief should go abroad until Americans have been cared for.