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G. W. FACULTY MAY GO TO MEETINGS Two Educational Groups Se lect Washington for Sessions. . ' Meetings of educational and learned societies will engage members of the faculty of George Washington Univer sity during the Christmas recess which starts tomorrow and extends through Wednesday, January L A number of faculty members will leave Washington to attend meetings of educational groups in other cities, while two such meetings will be held in Washington. The American Association of Teachers of Spanish will meet here under the auspices of the university next Friday and Saturday. Some 200 members of the association from all parts of the country are expected to attend. Dean Henry Grattan Doyle is chairman of the local committee on arrangements. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held on Friday and a morning session will be held Saturday. At the banquet which will take place Friday evening ; Instead of Saturday as originally an- I nounced, Dr. Enrique Olava Herrera, i minister of Colombia, will be the prin- | cipal speaker. All sessions will be held I at the Willard Hotel. Marvin In Welcome. The delegates to the conference will be welcomed by Dr. Cloyd Heck Marvin, president of George Washington Univer sity. Other speakers on the program are Dr. Charles R. Mann, director of th* American Council on Education; Prof. E. Allison Peers of the University of Liverpool; Prof. Alfred Coester of Stanford University; Laurence A. Wil kins, director of modern languages in the high schools of New York City; Prof. A. L. Owen of the University of | Kansas Prof. S. Patterson of Syracuse Univeifcy, Prof. Ernest H. Hespeth of New Yferk University, Prof. Edwin B. Place of the University of Colorado, Prof. John D. Pitrgerald of the Univer sity of Arizona, Prof. J. Moreno-Lacalle of Rutgers University and Robert H. Williams of Columbia University. Members of the department of sociology of George Washington will have an active part in the meeting of social workers affiliated with the Amer ican Sociology Society, who will hold their twenty-fourth -annual session in Washington. December 27 to 30. The committee on arrangements is headed by El wood Street, director of the Wash ington Community Chest and lecturer in sociology in the university and also Includes Dudley Wilson Willard, profes sor of sociology. Prof. Willard will give a paper before the convention on “Or ganized Life in the City of Washing ton,” which will deal with the activi ties of citizens’ associations, civic groups and various charitable organiza tions of the Capital. Three Men to Cleveland. Dean George N. Henning, Dean Doyle and Prof. Irene Cornwell of the romance languages department, Prof. Edwin H. Behrt of the German department and Prof. Dewitt C. Croissant and Prof. Robert Whitney Bolwell of the English department will attend the meeting of the Modern Language Association of America in Cleveland on December 30. 81 and January 1. Dean William C. Van Vleck will be in New Orleans on December 27, 28. 29 and 30, attending the convention of the Association of American Law Schools. Prof. James H. Taylor of the mathe matics department will go to Bethle hem, Pa., for the meeting of the Ameri can Mathematical Society on December 27 and 28. Prof. Samuel Flagg Bemis and Prof. . Lowell Joseph Ragatz of the history de partment will be in attendance upon the meeting of the American Historical Association at Chapel Hill, N. C., De cember 27 to 30. Prof. Willard Hayes Yeager, Depew pwtco&or of public speaking, will attend the meeting of the Association of Teachers of Speech In New York on December 30. The Modem Language Association of America has accepted the invitation of George Washington University to hold its 1930 meeting at Washington next year. New Fraternity Installed. The George Washington University Chapter of Delta Chi Epsilon, foreign service fraternity, was installed last week at the Georgetown University chapter house. The ceremonies were concluded ■with a banquet, at which William S. Culbertson, United State* Ambassador to Chile, was the principal speaker. Members of the George Wash ington Chapter are: Dr. John Donald son and Prof. Alan T. Delbert of the faculty, and J. Harold Stehman, Arthur A. Kimball. Paul Gardner, Howard S. Payne, Charles G. Jaquette, Frank H Weltzel, Paul E. Haney, Thomas S. Jackson, Quentin D. Watson, Henri Vic -1 tor LeMenager, Linwood K. Bailey, Frank Whitehouse, Henry A. Zuberano, J. Wesley Jones, Ernest S. Parker, Ar thur E. Beech, Cecil T. White, Tremaine Z. Ram bo, John R. Thompson and Har old W. Curran. Prof. Cornwell is the author of a fetudy in the current number of the bul letin of the Modem Language Associa tion mi "The Correspondence of Honore de Balzac: Its Significance and Its Un reliability.” WILLS WEDDING MINISTER SPEEDING TOWARD COAST Rev. L. H. Miller, "Who Has Been In New York, Called to Offici ate at Tomorrow's Ceremony. 9t the Associated Press. BERKELEY, Calif., December 21 The minister who will marrv Helen Wills, tennis champion, to Frederick S. Moody, Jr., young broker, was speeding toward his home here tonight from New York, where he was called by the death of a sister. But the minister, the Rev. Lindley H. Miller of St. Clements Protestant Epis copal Chapel, knows he Ls to perform 4he ceremony Monday. He was toJd earlier this week in a telegram, although the names of the principals were not given. He learned from newspapers they were Miss Wills and Moody. Application for the license to wed was Otade by the young couple last Wednes txay evening. Monday morning, shortly gvtore the noon wedding, they will ap *e*r at the license bureau in Oakland to complete the civil formalities. After me wedding, which will be most Infor mal. with only immediate members of the two families present, they will at tend a wedding breakfast at the home of the bride’s parents. Dr. and Mrs C. A. Wills. Then they will disappear. Where? They aren’t telling. But thev 'will make their home in San Francisco •ome time after January 15. LAW DEAN TO SPEAK. Will Address University Club at Dinner Thursday Evening. The Columbia University Club of Washington will give a dinner at the University Club Thursday night, Jan uary 2, at which time Dean Young B. Smith of the Columbia Law School, will be a speaker. Recent developments in the law school at the New York insti tution will be outlined by Dean Smith and other honor guests at the dinner. The committee in charge of the din ner includes Judge Ernest M. Van Fos sen, chairman; Albert G. Redpath. Er nest C. Ropes, Alfred Anthony and Les ter G. Wilson. The Columbia Univer sity Club of Washington includes in its membership most of the 200 Columbia •alumni living in the District and It -.holds monthly luncheon meeting* at the University Club. NEW WAY OF CARING FOR YULE CARDS When these three youngsters, in an Episcopalian Sunday school in China, i received Christmas cards from the Church Periodical Club for proficiency, they |at once proceeded to stand on them to keep them from going astray. They, by j the way, are singing in Chinese “Jesus Loves Me,” or, as their version is —Yie . su ai woa. UNIVERSITY GIRLS REVIVE FESTIVAL Choose “Best Loved” Class mates for Yule Log Tasks. The Yule log festival, a new cere money, was instituted at American University last week by girls of the Women’s Residence, who elected to per form the rite—the “best loved girls’’ in the dormitory. Picturesque and reflecting the ancient tradition of the Yule log of “merrie England,” the ceremony took place Thursday night in the Women's Resi dence, under auspices of Miss Mary Louise Brown, dean of women, and a student committee headed by Mary Jane Pearce. Honor Cumberland Girl. Highest honors in the election went to Pauline A. Frederick, a senior, of Cumberland, Md., who was voted the "best loved” girl in college, and as such was designated to bring in the old Yule log. Attired in an appropriate costume, she carried, for this first year, a piece of hollow log and a lighted candle. In future years a piece of the old Yule log will be saved and used to fire the succeeding logs. The new Yule log was brought In by four girls, who had been elected as the “best loved” members of their own classes. They were dtessed in costume and carried the Yule log to the fire place. The processional, led by Miss Frederick, was picturesque as the group in costume lighted their own candles from the “old Yule log” and proceeded to light candles carried by other girls in the processional, which filed around the big room with its decorated Christ mas tree. The new log was lighted and blazed merrily. The four girls elected to represent the four classes were Alice Hetzel of Cumberland, Md.. senior; Kathryn Heath. Cincinnati. Ohio, jun ior; Leo Friesleben, Mountain Lakes, N. J, sophomore, and Mary Houston, Mountain Lakes, N. J.. freshman. A Christmas program followed. Miss Frederick read the scriotural story of Christmas, there wbs a Christmas pray er by Jane Scantlin and the party closed with a recessional. Exchange Toy Gifts. The regular Christmas party of the girLs in the dormitory was held the evening before, on Wednesday, when gifts of toys were exchanged and the toys were turned over to a children’s institution in this city. For this pro gram Betty Hancock of Miller Place. L. 1., was chairman, while Santa Claus was Impersonated by Titania Standert so n. Christmas was observed at chapel from Monday to Thursday. The Girls’ Glee Club, under direction of Dr. Harold Dudley, presented the program Monday. Rev. Leon Shearer was the speaker on Tuesday. Students participated in the student chapel Wednesday, and on Thursday there was singing of Christ- I mas carols under direction of Dr. Walter ‘ F. Shenton. Posture Contest Success. The posture contest, which was won by Martha Bricker and Donald Olm stead, has been the cause of much at tention to Improved posture on the part of students at the college, accord ing to Miss Dorothy Wulf, Instructor of physical education for women; and athletic coach, Walter H. Young, who conducted the contest. The junior team of girls won the interclass hockey tournament during the week. Betty Jacoby was “student leader” of this team. The the annual hockey game between the Blue and Orange varsity, the Blues won by 8 to 1. Phi Beta Zeta Fraternity voted to give $lO to some needy Washington family for Christmas, through an ac credited charity organization. Pledges of this fraternity, who have just re ceived their pledge pins, have organized under direction of Richard Jarvis, pledge master, electing these officers: Max Schaul, president; Kenneth Hoover, secretary; Chester Bowers, treasurer. Jesters’ Club Electa. The Jesters’ Club has elected four new pledges, as follows; Thomas Cuddy, John Woods, William Washburn, and Richard Horner. School closed Friday noon for the holidays, and will not reconvene until Tuesday, January 7. The Women’s Guild of American University, at a meeting at the Willard Hotel, Tuesday, laid further plans for their annual banquet to be held Feb ruary 7. Waldo W. Young, new business man ager of American University, was ten dered a farewell theater and dinner party by his associates of the Ana costta Bank of which he had been pay ing teller. They presented him with a handsome gift. TRY TO FLOAT SHIP. Crew Battles Desperately to Save Grounded Craft. NEW ORLEANS, La„ December 21 OP), —With high seas rolling before a .strong wind the crew of the steamship Venator was making desperate efforts tonight to float the vessel from a sand bar 5 miles off Puerto, Mexico. The small ship, owned by the North American Fruit & Steamship Cor poration. a local subsidiary of the North American Car Corporation of Chicago, ran aground yesterday during a gale, and 30 members of the crew took to lifeboats. Several company officials, including Louis W. Pratt of Tulsa, Okla., man aging director, were aboard and came to shore in boats. Mr. Pratt communi cated by telegraph with L. H. Camp bell, New Orleans representative of the line. He told Mr. Campbell there were no passengers aboard and the crew was in no danger. ; • » Thousands of acres In Bumatra are being planted to rubber. THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., DECEMBER 22, 1929—PART OXE. A. U. Business Manager AHH WALDO W. YOUNG. UNIVERSITY ENDS SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Embryo Lawyers, Account ants and Freshmen Have Own Parties. Columbus University, 1314 Massachu setts avenue, closed for the Christmas holidays Friday evening, following a week of Yuletide social activities, after ■ classes. General assemblies, featuring the Christmas trappings, were held by; the schools of law and accountancy.! The freshman class of the law school, held its own party. Thursday evening William E. Leahy, j dean of the school of law, presided at the general assembly, at which the; faculty was host to the students of the 1 school. Entertainment, music and re- • freshments were on the program. The Christmas party held by the' school of accountancv was given Tues- i day evening, with Krug McClosky ren dering several selections, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. McClosky. Dr. Francis J. Hemelt, the dean; Prof. James D. Cushman, Prof. Edward I. Williams and Prof. Daniel J. Ryan de livered brief addresses, as did Robert Findley, president of the Venetian So ciety. Santa Claus was represented by William Johnson. An entertainment program was given in conjunction with the affair, which was prepared by this committee: Miss Margaret McClosky, Mr. Johnson, Chester Nurmi Oakley and Leo A. Gough. Freshman Party Wednesday. The freshman Christmas party, held Wednesday evening, was managed by a committee headed by William Brav, the class president. Vocal solos, "When My Dreams Come True" and "Tip Toe Through the Tulips,” were rendered by Miss Kathryne D. Power, accompanied by Kathleen N. Connors and James O’Brien. A saxophone solo was ren dered by Mr. O’Brien and a short sketch was presented by Thomas O’Donnell, Margaret Shea and Jaque line Webb. James Enright took the part of Santa Claus, and an orchestra was in attendance. The monthly meeting of the Venetian Society of the school of accountancy was held Thursday. James McCarthy, the vice president, presided. Plans are complete now for the Midwinter dance, to be held Friday evening, February 7, at the Roosevelt Hotel, the social com mittee reported. The committee for this event consists of Joseph McGowan, chairman; William Johnson and Ber nard Gallagher. Prof. j. Leonard Townsend spoke, advocating friendly rivalry with the school of law. Juniors in Stag Party. A stag party was held Tuesday night by the junior class of the school of law at the Japanese Tea Gardens, near Burnt Mills, Md. Members of the fac ulty were guests. Prof. Thomas J. Fitzgerald and Prof. William D. Harris delivered brief addresses, praising the university spirit exhibited bv the class, and Francis T. Brassor, clerk of the moot court, promised further co-opera tion in legal and other activities. Al fred A. McGarraghy, the class presi dent, spoke briefly, and Paul A. Gray*, coach of the Columbus Players, manped out plans for the dramatic program to be sponsored by the university. — llll • RADIO ENGINEER GETS RADIOGRAM FROM BYRD South Pole Explorer Remembers Help Cornelius Doremus Gave Before Start of Trip. Cornelius W. Doremus, radio engineer at the Navy Yard, yesterday received a radiogram from Little America con veying Christmas greetings from Comdr Richard E. Byrd. Doremus, who lives at 618 Morris street northeast, was one of the party that went to Norfolk be fore Comdr. Byrd started on his expe dition to perfect the radio equipment of the Eleanor Bolling. The message read " Remembering your splendid help in our preparation, Comdr. Byrd joins in extending to Lieut. Meneratti, Doremus end staff the season’s best wishes ” Lieut. Meneratti also Is stationed at the Navy Yard. # . _ The Aga Khan has offered, through the Royal Aero Club, a prize of $2 500 for the first solo flight between India and England by an Indian, to be com pleted within six weeks of the date of starting, i PERIODICAL CLUB INSPIRED BY MINER Reading Matter Is Sent to All Parts of Globe by Or ganization. Forty-odd years ago a Western miner climbed to the top of a shaky ladder in his cabin to read through the grime and yellow of time the printed words on a patch of newspaper that was tacked over a stovepipe hole. A woman from the East saw him and was curious. Why he’d been doing that climbing and reading stunt every day for so long that he almost, knew that bit of former “news” by heart. He just had to do it. he told her; it was the only printed thing he had to his name, and if he didn't read he'd go crazy. The visiting woman was impressed and today, the Christmas laden mail bags which are bringing up at the end of their long journeys by land, sea and air to the four corners of the earth, contain vast quantities of reading mat ter that has been gathered together and dispatched by members of the Church Periodical Club, an organization born of the Eastern woman's compassion for | CONVENIENT CREDIT N A C H M A N HOME OF VALUES | | Purchases Purchases 1 | Will Be X® Will Be | | Delivered Delivered | ! Xmas A Xma * | i c " j i* I r 98c 11 1 ir f/ * _J" 1 $19.75 Smoker $12.75 $ Cath and Carry jl 9 • H /A 4k 1111 niT I $17.75 Smoker $9.95 X I T ” 1 c f jpl |<l I $15.75 Smoker $7.95$ || p r i sc ill a ... .. Gov. Winthrop Desk g | clbinit I*W A New Living Room Suite •» | complete with spool3-pc. Velour Suite $69 3-pc. Jacquard Suite.. .S9B -srTur ’ y $ 3-pc. Mohair Suite.. $129 I I | *4’ 95 jSr % | Bed Room Cogtwell Chair* ' Up to $75.00 Pi g&j|f| uite Si 9 75 jw " Eaay Tarma JL -^-===—=| |l | ITOA NOW Upholstered in tapestry. Spring ft ft'* -- j Jj and Save •***• Mahogany-finished legs. l «§£ jH | fij Ls*** tm suit,. *7ftS llml | 1 SCQ 75 Iflii 4-pc’wdmit Veneer Suite* 119— Da y | Ilf Eaay Tarma H ® * Take care of the extra guest for |j| * ma *’ C r * tonne * cover ®d mattress. S7.i R„d Fibre h 5-Pc. Breakfast Room Suite r a «9 Iq fii! U d hoUt T d in Ye, . OMr ' Loo ** , * prin * tAA aa H tfl r • I t C .. . , lpo.oo Baby Walker $2.49 filled cushions. Urge, comfortable §OO.OO J# ft v Consists of four chairs and drop- d» *4 f"9 QC m-. AO l\yi . I \\r wiß « *“d club chairs. Davenport opens Was ■2f Jfi leaf table. Solid oak, green finish. * I / L*"* *I.OO Metal Wagon 69c to full six. bed. ' W 91 wl Buy one for Christmas. $4.00 Cedar Chest $1.98 $5.00 Down wL HJ AC H®ift Hi (®) | | $9.95 $12.95 $17.95 CORNER BTH AND E STS. N.W. l|j SI.OO | yj tdaal Xmat Praaant w “HOLIDAYS” 1 BY ALLAN DAVIS, . Principal ot Business High School. The principal sat in his office, leaning back in his easv chair And the passerby in the hallway said, “He is weighing some prob lem there.” • History, language and science and art; all of these things in his thought have a part.” “He's planning to organize x. y. z. or grading his pupils by a b c ” “Or wondering why teachers so few comprehend , The causes, the reasons, beginning and end.” But they’re wrong—as I happen to know. He is watching the coals in the wood fire's soft glow. He is viewing the pine trees half covered with snow. Or the cedars with ice needles hanging below. With a shaggy dog s big muddy paw on his knee And the wind rustling leaves on the old white oak tree. For life is a series of glimpses at fate And none know the changes that mortals await, And no one can tell from the exterior plan Just what’s in the mind of the maid or the man. the plight of the Western miner so long ago. Organize Periodical Club. Mrs. Mortimer Fargo was (he woman and upon her return to New York from her visit to the West, she discussed the incident she had witnessed, and its significances, with a group of prominent churchmen, including the Rev. Dr. Henry Lubeek who now is one of the honorary canons of the Washington Ca thedral. In short, order eight, persons organized the Church Periodical Club which had or its purpose the sending of books, magazines and periodicals which j its members had read to missionaries ! and other persons living in remote climes where reading matter was not < accessible. , Today, 42 years later, the club covers E5 dioceses and had more than 2,000 branches In ehurch parishes. Its mem bers have about completed their gener ous work for this year, and their gifts even now are being received by grateful men and women “just around the cor ner" In neighboring States and In far off lands of arctic and equatorical regions. Washington's members of the “club" have sent periodicals to local hospitals. Gilts and greeting cards have gone also to the Home for the Aged at Blue Plains, and to the Inmates of the penal Institutions of the District, which are visited by the Episcopal city miasloncr. Outside the local diocese, the club gifts have gone to Virginia mountain homes whose occupants will receive, be sides the books, phonograph records children's games and bright pictures. Similarly, the Tennessee mountaineers are the recipients of the periodical club members’ generosity. Find Way to Alaska. Going beyond the Immediate bound aries of the United States, the club's gifts are finding their way these days Into the snowbound homes of Alaska. Among the Alaskan recipients are Dr. and Mrs. Grafton Burke at the Stuck Memorial Hospital, which they have made a veritable life-saving station. Fishermen and lumbermen of New foundland. too, are receiving something new to read. Other gift bags are being received across the seas In the land of the original Christmas—in Bethle hem and Jerusalem. Bishop Campbell and the Holy Cross fathers In Liberia also are recipients of the club gifts of reading matter, teaching charts and other materials needed in their labors. Gifts received recently in the South Seas archipelago were dispatched by the club members last June to insure their arrival in time for Christmas at that wee dot in the midst of ocean wastes so far from beaten ship paths. The club Is a frequent cheer con veyor to the Orient. Among the liy* dl vidua Is who will receive Christine* boxes is Miss Mary E. Wood at thd Boone Library at Wuchang. A group of Washington women. Miss Edith FDote, Miss Margaret Kester and Miss Margaret Payne, are scheduled to be recipients of club presents in Kyoto, Japan. Mias Payne has trans lated Christmas carols and anthems into the Japanese and on Christmas day she is to direct a choir of Japanese girls in singing traditional melodies in their native tongue. CATHOLIC RIFT CLOSING. French and German Factions Working tor ReApprochemept. BERLIN. December 21 </P>.—The long projected rapprochement between lead ing French and German Catholics Is materializing here. Forty French Cath olics led by former Premier Francois Marsal have come here in an effort to bring about better understanding be tween the two nations. Bishop Schrei ber. who recently assumed his post here, addressed the meeting today and em phasized that the high clergy were lending powerful aid lo reconciliation. The meeting sent a message to Pope Pius XI. saying: "Today, the Holy Father’s golden jubilee as a priest, this meeting pledges unswerving devotion lo the great work of Christian concord and world peace." The Mexican government has retired from the air mail business and will let private parties handle such service hereafter.