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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
A. U. Business Manager
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 •
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
Reading Matter Is Sent to All
Parts of Globe by Or
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
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. 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
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.
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

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