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A graduate student in the Russian Research Center will appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee Tuesday to give testimony on William W. Remington, Commerce Department economist currently the subject of a Committee loyalty investigation.

The Committee has subpoenaed Raymond A. Bauer 4G, who said yesterday that he has been "a personal friend" of Remington's since 1944-1946, when the two men served together in the Navy.

Remington Cleared Once

Remington was cleared of charges of Communism in 1949 by the top Loyalty Review Board. The Board's check-up came after Miss Elizabeth T. Bentley, a confessed former courier for an espionage apparatus, charged that in 1943-1944 Remington supplied her with War Production Board secrets.

The House Committee started a review of Remington's case last month. Two former Tennessee Valley Authority employees, one a Tufts professor, have testified that Remington was a member of a Communist cell while a T.V.A. messenger in 1936-1937. Remington has denied these and all other charges.

Bauer, who expects to receive his Ph.D. this June, refused yesterday to indicate the nature of his forthcoming testimony. He said that he himself had "no political affiliations" of any kind.

"Still a Friend"'

Bauer met Remington in April, 1944, when entering the Navy Oriental Language School at Boulder, Colorado. Later both men served as Russian language experts for the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington, D.C.

"I considered Remington a friend," Bauer stated yesterday, "and I still consider him a friend."

Denied Giving Information

In reply to Miss Bentley's charges two years ago, Remington stated that he had known her only as a "Miss Helen Johnson," a researcher for magazines. He said that he had given "Miss Johnson" no W.P.B. information, either secret or non-secret.

Miss Bentley repeated her allegations on a television program, where she no longer enjoyed Congressional immunity. Remington brought a $100,000 libel suit against Miss Bentley, the television company, and the program's sponsors, which was settled out of court last February for a "substantial sum."

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