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NEWS OF THE CLUBS
Women’s City Club.—Christmas car
ols will be sung this afternoon by the
club chorus, when a program of music
will be given, beginning promptly at
4:30 o’clock. Mrs. Gertrude Lyons,
chairman of music study, will direct
the chorus and will be assisted by mem
bers of the study group who will also
act as hostesses. After the program
the tea tables will be presided over by
Mrs. J. Milton Penny and Mrs. Edith
Oriani Fitzgerald, with Miss Violet Ann
Hambleton and Miss Thelma Schmitt
assisting. Members attending will pre
sent their membership cards and ar
range for guests with the committee in
charge of the guest register. All mem
bers are invited.
Mrs. Bruce Baird will preside at the
first of the District history dinners Fri
day evening at 6:30 o'clock when
Eugene R. Woodson will be the speaker
and honor guest. Mrs. Dorothy Sinnott
Will give a group of songs.
Miss Laura Berrian will preside at a
dinner given Friday. January 3, at 6:30 ,
o’clock. Miss Maud G. Sewall will be
honor guest and will give an interpretive
lecture on the German Opera Co.'s
repertoire. Miss Sewall is a composer,
writer and lecturer on musical subjects
and lovers of music are assured a rare
treat upon this occasion. Members of
the music groups will be assistant host
esses. Reservations are now being i
made.
The international relations dinner of i
the law and legislation committee, Mrs.
Clara Wright Smith, chairman, will be
held Wednesday, January 8, at 6:30
o'clock. James Brown Scott, of the
Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace and Miss Josephine Schain of
New York, secretary for the Cause and
Cure of War Conference to be held in
Washington in January, will be honor
guests and speakers. This dinner com
ing shortly before the London confer
ence, should prove of exceptional inter
est to club members. Dean Grace Hays
Riley will preside.
Miss Margaret Baxter, fellow of the
Royal Empire Society, traveler, lec- j
turer, organizer and clubwoman, will
be the honor guest and speaker at the
forum luncheon Saturday, January 11,
at 1 o'clock. Mrs. Laura A. Bradley is
chairman of the committee arranging
these luncheons. Reservations are now
being made. All members Invited to the
after-luncheon talk if unable to be
seated.
Mrs. Gifford Pinchot will be honor
guest and speaker at a tea sponsored
by the membership committee Saturday,
January 4, at 4:30 o'clock. A travel
talk with the first showing of pictures
of the South Sea Islands will be given
by Mrs. Pinchot. Miss Ethel Bagley,
chairman of the membership committee,
invites members to attend with a “pros
pect member” friend, as guest.
Mrs. J. Edwin Reid, chairman of the
Monday auction and contract bridge
section, announces adjournment of the
section for Christmas week, playing to
be resumed Monday. December 30. On
this date plans will be perfected for a
New Year party and all members are
urged to be present.
Tuesday evening free and easy auc
tion and contract bridge section had
as guests last week Mrs. G. H. Walks
Miss Florence Tuck and Miss Leslie
Ward.
A gala time is anticipated by those
club members making reservations for
the Christmas dinner to be served
Christmas day from 5 to 7:30 o’clock
at the club house. Rest, . ations are
now being made. Guest privileges.
V oteless D. C. League of Women
Voters— Mrs. Alvin Dodd, chaiman of
women in Industry, announces Miss
Mary Anderson as vice chairman and
Miss Agnes Peterson and Mrs. Spencer
Gordon as committee members who will
work with her.
“The World Court” will be the sub
ject of a lecture by Miss Josephine
Schain of New York, arranged under the
auspices of the committee on intema
tlonal co-operation to prevent war, Mrs.
«. F. Cameron, chairman, to be given
January 3 at 11 a.m. in the third floor
ciub room of the Y. W. C. A. Building
Seventeenth and K streets. These lec
tures are a series being given in co
operation with the Y. W. C. A. and the
a. a. U. W. All members of these
groups are invited.
Mrs. Arthur Ringland of this city,
Mrs. Casper Whitney, Miss Ludington
and Mrs. Henry Hayes of New York
compose the committee directing the
radio project, in resuming the "Voters’
Service radio programs in 1930; the
first of the third series to be given
Tuesday evening, January 7, at 7
£J lO fvf' p , ro?rams * r « sponsored
by the National League of Women
Voters and the National Broadcasting
c l? ra Wright Smith, chairman
of the Year Book for the District
“fiJ, announces it will be ready for
distribution January l.
Council of Jewish Women.—The five
delegates from this section, consisting of
two national officers. Mrs. Schloss and
Mrs. Alexander Wolf, and three dele
gates, Mrs. J. s. Kahn. Miss Carrie
Hart and Mrs. Hyman, who represent
tne local organization, have received
final Instruction for the triennial con
vention of the National Council of
Jewish Women and will depart for Los
Angeles on January 4.
Plans are also under way for a
mu&icale and tea to be held for the
members of the organization earlv in
• January. The event will be given
under the chairmanship of Mrs. Joseph
Solomon and promises to contain manv
surprises. *
The Zonta Club of Washington held
Its regular monthly business meeting at
the Raleigh Hotel on Wednesday of
this week. Reports were given by the
committee chairman.
The permanent work committee,
which is in charge of the clubs major
activity, the assisting of the women
to advance in their business or pro
fession, announced that two more young
women had been given assistance
through the loan fund which is main
tained by the club.
t Tbs social program of the club for
the holiday season will consist of the
annual Christmas party to be held at
Dod P Hotel on Saturday
evening, December 28. and a tea on
Ru-.day December 29. to be given to
the club members by one of their fel
iow members, Mrs. Helen Tanquary
Smith, at her studio at 2 Dupont circle.
Art Promoters’ Club.—The officers of
the club have issued 100 invitations to
membership to those persons whose
names were approved by the entrant*-
committee at its last meeting.
To achieve the end for which it was j
founded in 1922. the society sponsors!
several art exhibits during the Win
ter at which the members dlsplav their
work. It also undertakes an extensive
social program, which affords contacts !
between mature men and women of I
letters and provides a medium througn I
w hich aspiring young artists can re-'
ceive recognition of their talents. j
The club Is planning an exhibit at!
Its new headquarters in the Carlton |
Hotel the latter part of thLs month, as I
well as a reception for the installation 1
cf new officers early in the new year. |
The new officers of the club are: 1
Felix Lake, president: Isaac Gans, j
Margaret L. O’Brien. Jess RohrbacK,
Mae H. Vance, vice presidents: Mittle l
E. Burch, corresponding secretary.
Marie La Cavera, recording secretary.
Pauline M. Bruner, social secretary,
and Delia F. Bogue. treasurer. The
executive director is William E. Hunt- !
ington.
Applications for membership should !
be addressed to the Art Promoters- 1
Club, Carlton Hotel, Sixteenth and K I
streets, city.
Women’* Auxiliary to the Railway j
Mail Association met Monday evening
at the Capitol Park Hotel. Mrs. V. L.
Brown presided. Mrs. N. R. Haray
was elected a member of the club. Mrs.
F. B. Just is gave a synopsis of the
talks of Mrs. John Sippel, president 01
the General Federation of Women’s
Clubs, and Miss Jessie M. Dell, United
States civil service commissioner, given
at the last meeting of the District or
Columbia Federation. Mrs. H. N. Lina
outlined the status of the retirement
bill and the 40-hour-week bill, now
( before Congress.
Park View Woman's Ciub.—The De
cember meeting of the club was held at
the home of Mrs. E. P. Folliard, with
Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Potts and Mrs.
Beardsley as assisting hostesses. Mrs.
Felton presided. The meeting opened
with the usual exercises, followed by
the reading of the minutes and the re
ports of committee chairmen. Mrs.
Hutchinson's statement showed a good
balance on hand, while Mrs. Naylor,
corresponding secretary, reported 31
cards sent and a letter written to the
Chestnut Farms Dairy requesting that
a committee of 25 club members be
permitted to visit its dairy, preferably
on January 8 or 10. A letter of resig
nation from Mrs. Viola Hallett was
read and her resignation accepted.
Mrs. Hutchinson, acting as ways and
means chairman, reported the sale of
15 boxes of Christmas cards. Several
members handed Mrs. Hutchinson (2
and explained the method by which it
had been earned. It was requested that
i those who have not as yet earned the
allotted $2 endeavor to do so before the
next meeting, which wUI be on Janu
ary 14.
Mrs. Perkins, philanthropic chairman
reported on several cases which have
come to her attention, and the sum of
$lO was given her to be spent as she
sees fit. Also a large basket of canned
| goods and staples collected at this meet
l ing were turned over to her to be dis
tributed at Christmas time.
Mrs. Evans reported on the luncheon
given by the Social Hygiene Society on
December 3 at the Raleigh, which she
and Mrs. Felton attended, and Mrs.
Walker gave an account of the last
meeting of the District Federation.
The club is in favor of having "stop
signs” placed at Rock Creek Church
road and Park place and also went on
record as objecting to parking on the
curve between Warder street and Geor
gia avenue. Mrs. Dalwic, civic welfare
chairman, will take up the matter with
tne proper authorities.
Following the business meeting the
usual Christmas party was held, with
Mrs. L. E. Murray in charge of the pro
gram. *
Woman’s Single Tax Club.—The De
cember meeting was held at the home
of Mrs. Della R. Du Comb.
Reference was made to the growth in
foreign countries of the idea of taxing
land values only. England and Den
mark have been particularly partial to
this idea.
The speaker of the evening was Wil
!!^t McK. Clayton. He spoke on "Pub
llc Utilities, with particular reference
to the transportation facilities. He
° n .. the fact that "voteless
Washington was not without redress in
this direction—that is, complaints about
the service addressed to the Commis
s on on Public Utilities would be con
sidered. especially if received in suffi
cient number to show general dlssatis
iaction.
™ e ™ e V? g wUI be he »d Janu-
K?iaL 19 »h°’ a P art ment of Mrs.
Knight, the Cordova.
Ik? r am . UncohTcTrele, No. 3, Ladies
A. *•—An important meeting
of the circle was held Thursday night
12 ’ the Willard Hotel. The
annual inspection and election of offi
cers featured the business program
Mary S. Parker, president of Wil
liam Bee.: Circle, the inspector, at the
L the meeting, reported that all
tne affairs of the organization were in
admirable condition. Mrs. May D
Lightfoot presided as head of Lincoln
Circle.
The officers elected for 1929-30 are-
Mrs. Oscar Bergren. president; Miss
Rebecca Blaine, first vice president:
Mrs Percy Parker, second vice presi
dent; Miss Beatrice Deeds, chaplain-
Miss Nellie Calclazier, treasurer: Miss
Ellen Burroughs Poste.% conductor-
Mrs Kate Perkins, guard; Mrs. E. J.
Deeds, secretary; Mrs. M. D. Lightfoot,
patriotic inspector, and Mrs. Percy
Parker, sentinel. All officers were
elected unanimously. A gift was pre
sented the outgoing president, Mrs.
Lightfoot. by the circle. Mrs. Peabody
made the presentation and read an
original toast in verse.
Burnside Corpse No. 4, Woman’s Re
lief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army
of the Republic, held the annual elec
tion of officers on Wednesday evening
at G. A. R. Hall with the following
results: President. Mrs. Cora B. Davis -
senior vice president. Mrs. Alice Meade:
junior vice president. Mrs. Clara True:
treasurer, Mrs. Delia L. O’Brien; chap
lain. Miss Sarah McMonigle; conductor.
Miss Lucy Sullivan; guard, Mrs. Nettie
Lyons.
The following delegates and alter
nates were elected for the annual con
vention to be held in February: Mrs.
George G. Seibold, Mrs. Alice Burke,
Miss Adelaide Poster, Mrs. Alice Meade,
Mrs. Addia Forester. Mrs. Grace Car
ter, Mrs. Margaret Phillips, Miss Mary
Howarth, Miss Lucy Sullivan and Mrs.
Clara True.
The above-named officers will be in
stalled on Wednesday, January 8, 1930,
at a public installation.
The Washington Club. —Dr. Douglas
P. Birnie delivered an Illustrated
"Christmas Message” on December 17
before the club.
There will be no club Tuesday morn
ings on December 24 and 31.
A series of Monday morning book
chats has been instituted to be held
every Monday morning at 11 o’clocx,
when Important new books will be re
viewed and discussed by members of
the club. The customary New Year
reception for club members and their
guests will be held January 1, 1930,
at 4 o’clock.
Florenre Crittenton Mission. —Board
of managers met on Friday, December
13, at the home. 4759 Conduit road
northwest. Mrs. Thomas R. Robertson,
the president, called the meeting *0
order. Mrs. John Beck, chairman of
the repairs committee, reported on the
necessary repairs and those in the
course of completion. Mrs. George
Price, chairman of the Case commit
tee. reported on the "follow-up” worx
which was being done. Mrs. Elsie
Mace English gave a report as chaff -
man of the "good cheer” packages.
Pollyanna Circle of the mission met
Tuesday, December 17, at the home of
Mrs. Emma V. Hough, with the presi
dent. Mrs. John E. Chase, in the chair.
Committee reports were heard, after
which the evening was spent in pre
paring gifts for the girls and babies
at the home. Mrs. Elsie English ana
Mrs. Lillie Turner, chairmen, were
commended for the manner in whlcn
they had planned the Christmas giving.
Mrs. English had charge of the Sun
shine Club held on Friday, December
20. at the home. Mrs. English gave
a book review on "Following of the
Star,” by Florence Barclay.
Woodridge Book Club.—The Decem
ber meeting was held at the home of
Mrs. David Thompson, who, as hostess,
was assisted by Mrs. Arthur Howell and
Mrs. Orr McMinimy. An interesting
program on the Hawaiian Islands was
presented. Mrs. Os-ar E. Meinzer read
a paper on the geography of the
islands. Mrs. Daniel Pratt discussed
the history of the islands and sang sev
eral Hawaiian songs. Mrs. David
Thompson told of customs, legends and
the lives of the natives. Current events
were presented by Mrs. Harvey Sar
gent.
The meeting was opened by a report
from the president, Mrs. O. D. Weed,
of the last meeting of the Federation
of Women's Clubs, which the Book
Club has recently joined, held at the
Hotel Roosevelt. A message appropri
ate to the Christmas season was brought
by the chaplain, Mrs. Nellie Clark. Mrs.
O. G. Hankins was elected to member
ship.
P. E. O. Sisterhood.—Mrs. Ellis Lo
gan. assisted by members of Chapter
C, P. E. 0., entertained on Friday in
her apartment, 1661 Crescent place,
with a Christmas program, "The Ma
donna in Art.” The guests included
Mrs. William S. Culbertson, wife of the
Ambassador to Chile, who spoke on
"Christ of the Andes”; Mrs. Macowln
Tuttle of New York, who told of Sis
tine Madonna: Mrs. Homer Hoch. wife
of the Representative from Kansas;
THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., DECEMBER 22, 1929—PART FOTH.
Mrs. John W. Thompson. Mrs. Cron and
Mrs. Jefferson Myers of Oregon.
Soroptimist Club.—The weekly lunch
eon of the Soroptimist Club took the
form of a Christmas party on Wednes
day at Lafayette Hotel.
Miss Daisy Reed, first vice president
of the club, presided in the absence of
the president, Mrs. Harriet Hawley
Locher, who was unexpectedly called
to New York. The presiding officer read
Christmas greetings from out-of-town
Soroptimist clubs. A program of mu
sic then followed, in the hand of Jewel
Downs, a member of the club. A quar
tet. composed of Edna Embrey, so
prano: Helen Lancaster, contralto; Earl
Ralls, tenor, and Charles Gordon, bari
tone, sang several Christmas carols.
Edna Embrey then sang a vocal num
ber. Thts was followed by the reading
of a Christmas storv by Miss Marlorie
Webster, entitled "The Christmas Sub
stitute,” by Anna Sprague Packard.
During the reading the quartet sang
softly. "Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem.”
A surprise shower of gifts, presented
to the first Soroptimist bride, Miss
Marguerite Sitgreaves, who will be
married in the near future, was an
other feature of the program.
Among the guests in attendance were
Miss Janet Richards, who gave a short
talk: Miss Jean Wilson, a former mem
ber of the club; Miss Corinne Frazier,
club news editor for The Star; Mrs.
Cora Sitgreaves. mother of Marguerite
Sitgreaves; Marie Sitgreaves, Halite
Jenkins and Mary Jewby. the guests of
Miss Dora Palkin: Mr. Place, brother
of Miss Rosa Place: Mrs. W. M. Sweet
of East Orange, N. J„ the guest of
Mrs. Betsy Fisher, and Almira Living
ston of the Temple School staff, the
guest of Mrs. Caroline Stephen.
Toward the close of the program,
Miss Jean Wilson gave an informal
recitation, after which the gavel fell.
Plans are now being formulated for
the installation of officers for the year
1930 at a banquet to be held on Janu
ary 8 at the Carlton Hotel.
Washington Unit of the Women’s
Overseas Service League held a most
successful party for the men at the
Naval Hospital last Monday evening.
After playing cards, the guests were
entertained by a girls’ quartet frvn
American University, who sang ;%x
numbers.
On Monday, December 23. the unit
, will hold a Christmas party for the ex
service woman patients at St. Eliza
beth’s Hospital. A Christmas tree,
Santa Claus and individual presents
for each patient will feature the pro
gram. On the following Saturday an
entertainment for 50 woman patients
will be given by the Overseas Women
in the Red Cross hut.
Twentieth Century Club.—The meet
ing of the board of directors will take
place on Thursday. December 26 at
11 a.m. at the Y. W. C. A.
The women admitted to the club
membership at»the last meeting were
Mrs. Ailister Cochrane, Mrs. Edward G
Montgomery. Mrs. Fay Holbrook. Miss
Theda Buck and Mrs. Ellery C. Stowell
The committee under the chairman
ship of Mrs. Will C. Barnes, which had
the card party for the benefit of the
Life Adjustment Center in charge, mada
its report to the club at the last meet
ing. Mrs. Barnes turned over to Mrs.
Bowerman. president of the club, a
check for $512, which was handed to
Mrs. W. W. Husband, president of the
Life Adjustment Center, it was also
announced that all expenses for the
party, which was given at the
Willard Hotel, were paid by the sale of
candy and other things.
There will be no meeting of the sec
tion of literature tomorrow night, nor
of the section of archeology on Tues
day as they fall on dates so near
Christmas.
The beginners’ class in French will
meet on Monday, December 23, at the
home of Mrs. Charles J. Brand, 1661
Crescent place, at 11 o'clock.
The Christmas party of the Twentieth
Century ciub was held at the
Y. W. C. A. in Barker Hall, when the
music section and the art section met
together and invited the whole club
to be present. Music was furnished
by the Friday Morning Club, which
gave a number of selections, with Miss
Lucy Brickenstein at the piano. Mrs
Frank Howard was in charge of the
program and Miss Katherine Riggs
played the harp. M-s. Eugene Barnes
and Mrs. O. L. Veerhoff are leaders of
the music and art sections of the club.
Miss Grace Lincon Temple gave an
illustrated lecture depicting the life of
Christ.
Prince Georges County Federatfon of
Women s Clubs.—The next executive
board meeting of the federation will be
held Wednesday, January 15, at 10:30
a.m., place to be announced later.
The clubs are requested to send
their news items for the Maryland Club
Woman Magazine either to the presi
dent, Mrs. Allen, or to the chairman
of press and publicity not later than
January 10.
.. of * series of plays, entitled
- At the Sign of the Pewter Jug,” spon
sored by the fine arts department of
the federation and directed by Mrs. Nina
Plozet, chairman of dramatics, to
finance the ways and means budget,
which was held at the Hyattsville High
School December 14, was well attended.
The characters follow: Suzanne Shuler,
Mrs. W. L. Preston; Lela Shuler, Mrs.
Emory Leonard: Barbara Shuler, Mrs.
S O. Herr; Mrs. Wellington Watts,
Mrs George Castle; Betty Watts, Miss
Beatrice D. Thorne; William Norton,
E. Benjamin Castle; John Mackenzie,
J. Watts Fainter; Joseph Weatherbee,
Warren Wagner; Boris IX, W. B
Brunck; Robert Doolittle, Daniel W
Wackerman; Mary McCarthy, Mrs W
R. Brunck.
The committees assisting were com
posed of the following: Mrs. W. E.
Thorne, assistant director; Theodore
Hardy coach; Mrs. W. Barclay and
“f 5 - Lp « Sellman, properties; Mrs.
Milton Campbell, costuming and ushers;
Mrs - 7 Clarke, program: Mrs. Ray
®vans of Bladensburg, tickets.
Th-5 second of the series of plays will
be r'id January 31, place to be an
nounced later. The Berwyn and Bclts
ville clubs together will give a one-act
farce entitled the "Lounging Robe.”
The Lanham Study Club is planning to
P, ut £ n . 8 ° ne * act Play called the "Trav
eler, by Booth larkington, and several
clubs will produce the one-act comedv
Rich Man, Poor Man.”
The Progress Club of College Park.—
This club met at the home of Mrs.
H- J ' Patterson Wednesday. December
w t , 1 6 k or t' business meeting
Mrs. J. L. Kelk, who has recently re
turned from a trip abroad, gave a
most interesting talk on the romantic
old cities of the southern part of Eng
land. b
A Christmas party followed, each
member receiving a gift.
Petworth Woman’s Club.—The Decem
ber meeting was held in the auditorium
of the Petworth School Monday, the
president, Mrs. L. T. Jones, in the chair.
Following the usual opening exercises
the reports of the officers and commit
tee chairmen were read and filed. Mrs.
Jones announced the appointment of
Mrs. Frank Schwartz as director to the
federation to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Mrs. J. R. Gaskins.
Mrs. E. H. Jarvis was introduced ns
the new art section chairman to sue- 1
ceed Mrs. Frederick Bourdon. Discus
sion of various items of club interest
followed. The hospitality section was
in charge of the program, Mrs. G. L.
Cary, tne chairman, presenting her
brother, Mr. Herbert Barnes, in an en
tertaining hour of songs and recitations
Fourteen members and one guest
were present at the meeting of the lit
erature section held December 9 at the
home of Mrs. L. T. Jones. Mrs. Jones
gave a review and read extract* of the
book “Candle in the Window," and Mrs
Griffith Evans read the poem “The
Night After Christmas.” A selected
Christmas poem was recited by Mrs
Tincher. This was followed by a
Christmas party.
Mrs E. I*. Lecraw, the chairman, as
sisted by Mrs. Ivan Richfine, enter
tamed the home section at a Christmas
party on Thursday, December 12. After
a very short business meeting the time
was spent In playing children's ami
old-tin*.: games.
Th» educational section met with
Mrs. F. B. Le Pever, Mrs. Edith Crum
and Mr*. Thomas Tuft assisting, on
December 16. Thirteen members and
one guest were present. Current events
were given by Mrs. Oscar Nelson, and
Mrs. L. T. Jones gave a reading from
| “Candle in the Window.” Mrs. Cecil
Blake read a very beautiful Christmas
story from one of the current maga
zines, followed by the singing of Christ
mas carols.
The educational section will be in
charge of the program following the
January business meeting of the club,
and Mrs. Nelson, the chairman, an
nounced that Mr. C. Lewis Gable of the
United States Parks Commission will
present a movie of Yellowstone Park.
This will be at 9:30 o'clock, after the
business session, and an invitation ts
given to any member of the community
to see and hear this very worth-while
lecture.
Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase. Md.—
Mrs. Alice Tisdale Hobart, who has re
cently returned from a residence of 15
years in China, was the guest of honor
at luncheon and the speaker at the
club meeting on Wednesday in the
1 Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. Mrs.
Hobart saw many changes in China and
the years were truly dramatic ones. A
musical program followed immediately
after luncheon, under the direction of
the leader of the music section, Mrs.
E. Hutson Russell. Mrs. Edith White,
contralto, sang a solo. The trio, Mrs.
Rose Maxwell Dickey, violin: Mrs.
Dorothy Jordan, cello, and Mrs. Dawson
Olmstead, piano, gave several selections.
The duet “Cantique de Noel,” by Adam,
was given by Mrs. Marshall C. Guthrie,
soprano, and Mrs. Ralph Wilson, con
tralto, with obbligato by Mrs. Dickey and
Mrs. Jordan. The members of the
club sang Christmas carols, led by Mr.
Herndon Morsell, the musical director.
Mrs. Dawson Olmstead was accompanist
for the entire program.
During the short business meeting
the following new members were
elected: Mrs. James H. Dofandorf,
Mrs. Prank Dow, Mrs. C. W. Preitag,
Mrs. Arthur W. Hummel, Mrs. J. Alan
Maphis. Mrs. James Underwood and
Mrs. William Huff Wagner.
Mrs. Thomas L. Phillips w r as chair
man of the committee serving luncheon.
The French section, Mrs. Fred N.
Oliver, leader, had an unusually
interesting Christmas meeting on Tues
day afternoon, at the home of Mrs.
Chester Morrill, on Ingomar street. Mrs.
Chauncey Depew Snow presided in the
ahsence of the leader. Mrs. Ray Pal
mer gave an anecdote in French and
Mrs. Robert LeFevre a poem. A dialogue
dealing with favorite animals was given
by the following members of the sec
tion: Mrs. J. H. Dellinger, Mrs. Leifur
Magnusson. Mrs. Chester Morrill, Mrs.
Meyers. Mrs. Ralph Sasscer, Mrs.
Christie, Mrs. Graeme Smallwood and
Mile. Perreal. The hostess served tea.
The literature section, Mrs. George
S. Jamieson, leader, met on Friday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. S. J.
Mauchley, on Bradley lane. Mrs. Har
old G. Moulton, was in charge of the
program assisted by Mrs. Walter Che
ney, Mrs. J. H. Dellinger. Mrs. George S.
Jamieson, Mrs. Chauncey Depew Snow
and Mrs. Ellery C. Bto well. The tea
hostesses were Mrs. Robert S. Griggs,
Mrs. George Winchester Stone. Mrs.
Frank C. Rogers and Mrs. Louis S.
Murphy.
The Woman's Club of Kensington
met at the home of Mrs. Edward A.
Farrell on Friday afternoon. December
13. Each member responded to the
roll call with a favorite Christmas cus
tom. Mrs. Frederick Kullmar read the
Christmas from the gospel of Luke.
Mrs. George W. Ashworth read the
Christmas greeting from Mrs. John L.
Alcock, president of the Maryland Fed
eration of Women's Clubs. “The Raid
of the Rafferty's,” by R. W. Raymond,
was read by Miss Annie M. Wilson.
The pageant of the Christmas story
was given by the little deaf children
from Miss Anna Reinhardt's School.
Walter Pratt and Jane Wilson played
Joseph and Mary. The Wise Men
and Shepherds were played by Virginia
Mills, Catherine Bonar, Elizabeth
Springer, Bolling Handy, Katherine
Jones, Mufy Choate, Bettie Fox and
Jean Ong. Miss Reinhardt directed
and Miss Peck accompanied at the pi
ano. Mrs. Ernest J. Wakefield sang
the solo, “The Birthday of the King."
accompanied by Mrs. G. Ernest Harts
home. Mrs. Hartshorne also played
for the Christmas carols sung by the
club members.
St. Gertrude's Guild.—Mrs. Joseph P.
Tumulty entertained the guild at its
regular monthly meeting at her resi
dence. 16 Kalorama circle, last Friday
morning.
After the business of the
meeting was concluded, Mrs. Tumulty
introduced Miss Agnes Regan, execu
tive secretary of the National Council
of Catholic Women, who in an address
to the members highly commended
them for the assistance they are giv
ing Dr. Thomas Verner Moore, the
noted psychiatrist, towards the opera
tion of St. Gertrude’s School of Arts
and Crafts.
St. Gertrude’s School. Miss Regan
found upon a recent visit, to be ideal in
its location, home like atmosph're. fine
equipment and. above all, in the schol
arly and cultured women of the faculty
who have given years of study fitting
them for their special undertaking. She
expressed the hope that this may be
come the training school of other de
voted women who may wish to serve in
like manner.
Burnside Corps, No. 4. Woman’s Re
lief Corps, held its regular business
meeting Wednesday, December 11» at
G. A. R. Hall, with its president, Mrs.
Delia L. O’Brien, presiding. All offi
cers were present. The minutes were
read by the secretary. Miss Jennie
Hamilton, and were approved, likewise
the report of the treasurer. Mrs. Rose
Pennell. Department general orders
and circular letter No. 5 were read by
the secretary. The chairman of the
relief committee gave a report of the
relief work which it had done at the
Thanksgiving season. Mrs. Rosalie!
Shelton also reported she had given
cheer to the sick. The president asked
all the corps members to remember the
shut-ins of the corps, as well as the
comrades of Burnside Post during the
Christmas holidays.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: President. Mrs.
Cora Davis; senior vice president, Mrs.
Alice Meade; junior vice president,
Mrs. Clara True; treasurer, Mrs. Delia
L. O’Brien; chaplain, Miss Sarah Mc-
Monigle; conductress. Miss Lucy Sulli
van, and guard. Mrs. Nettie Lyons.
The following delegates were ' also
elected to the department convention,
to be held in February: Mrs. George
C. Seibold, Mrs. Alice Burke, Miss
Adelaide Foster, Mrs. Alice Meade and
Mrs. Adelia Forrester; alternates, Mrs.
Grace Carter, Mrs. Margaret Phillips,
Miss Mary Howarth, Miss Lucy Sullivan
and Mrs. Clara True. The following
members acted as tellers: Mrs. Nettie
Lyons, Miss Rosalie Shelton and Miss
Sarah McMonigle. These officers will
be installed jointly with the officers of
Burnside Post at ft public installation
Wednesday, January 8.
The corps was visited by Mrs. Char
lotte M. Cary, department president;
Mrs. Addle Hickman, senior aide of the
department; Mrs. Helen Temple, presi
dent of Phil Sheridan Corps, and Mrs.
Margaret Bradt, also a member of Phil
Sheridan. Each of these visitors spoke
words of commendation to Burnside
Corps.
Phil Sheridan Woman’s Relief Corps
entertained comrades of the Grand
Army of the Republic and friends, in
Q- A. R. Hall on Tuesday night. The
president, Mrs. E. Helen Temple, in
troduced as chairman, Mrs. Lida A.
Oldroyd, who read the following cast
for a playlet, “The Sniggers Family.”
Mrs. Addle Hickman, Mrs. Hatttc
Canada, Mrs. May S. Parker, Mrs.
Isabel Bontz, Mrs. Charlotte M. Cary,
Mrs. Nan Blattery, Mrs. Cora L. Manoly,
Mrs. Margaret Bradt, Mrs. E. Helen
Temple, Mrs. Esther Lippold, Mrs. Mary
Van Ness Fauth.
Mrs. Hickman, as Ma Sniggers.‘in
troduced her daughters who sang,
danced and recited.
A shower for Baby Allen was held
and the players carried umbrellas to.
protect his gifts, as they marched to
the Christmas tree. He is the infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Allen, the
iat !f u r a corps member. , ...
Charles Grinsted as Santa Claus dis
tributed presents to all the guests. As
sisting the players and Santa Claus
were: Percy Parker, William Hickman.
Dr. Frederick Cary. Ludwig Manoly.
Past Comdr. McGrath of Boston, re
cited “The Battle of Lookout Moun
tain.” Musical numbers were given by
Mr. Southard and Mrs. Mary Van Ness
Fauth.
The guests of honor were: Comdr.
Samuel G. Mawson, Senior Vice De
partment Comdr. Frank J. Young,
Junior Vice Department Comdr. S. F.
Hamilton, Asst. Adjt. Gen. Byron W.
Bonney. Col. Oldroyd. Comrades Bailey,
Kline, Parker and Comrade McGrath,
Q M. Gen. E. D. Godfrey, Comrade
Convis Parker, Frederick Shortsleeves.
Just Sew Club held its regular De
cember meeting at the home of Mrs
J. T. Marchand. the Portn^r
Mrs. Fred Sells, president, presided.
The club voted to send $25 to the
Florence Crittenton Home as a partial
payment of its indorsement of the
educational program of the home.
A letter was read from Miss Coale of
the home, thanking the club for its
of money for the Thanks
gmng dinner.
As the club is specializing in babv
dresses this year for their “just sew”
f ° r the Crittenton Home, many
finished garments were brought in and
new work given out a
Roh^rt 0 v ing luncheon ’ at which Mrs.
Robert Ferguson assisted, the ladies en
joyed the afternoon at bridge
Delta Phi Sigma held a business
meeting at the home of Miss Katherine
Paravano, 637 Dahlia street. Takoma
Para, on Wednesday evening, Decem
ber 11. Several important items of
business were discussed, and a program
ior the coming year was read by the
president. Plans were completed for
the Christmas work to be done this
year. Last-minute preparations were
made for the Christmas party to be
given by the club.
The basket ball team has made
Miriam Smith captain and Thelma
Allard manager. Practice is held every
Monday evening, from 7 to 8, at the
Presbyterian Community Hall, with an
instructor. The team is planning to
enter the basket ball league the first
of the year. Any girls interested in
basket ball are invited to practice with
the club.
St. Paul Mothers’ Club.—The regular
meeting of the club was held the first
Friday in the month at the home of
Mrs. Jennie Garden.
The assisting hostesses were Mrs.
Ida Thomas, Mrs. Mattie Clark, Mrs.
Lillian Nelson and Mrs. Ethel E. Ash
ford. Mrs. Tillie Dean, the president,
presided. Reports of officers and com
mittees indicated that the club was in
a flourishing condition.
Mrs. Gertrude Stant gave a full re
port of the P.-T. A. convention of last
May. More than 40 sick calls had been
made.
It was voted to fill baskets for
Christmas as had been done for
Thanksgiving.
Mrs. R. K. Ncvitt, the speaker of the
evening, especially stressed home en
vironment.
The next meeting will be held at the
home of Mrs. Fred Briggs and will be
followed by a reception to the fathers.
A program committee consisting of
Mrs. Thelma Goodman, Mrs. Mary
Briggs and Mrs. Olive Armentrout was
appointed for the January meeting.
Except, for routine business, the Jan
uary meeting is purely a social affair.
American Association of University
Women. —A Christmas program has
been arranged for the tea tomorrow,
with Mrs. Lucius C. Clark ns hostess.
Mrs Florence Howard and her Tuesday
Evening Music Club will be guests of
honor. The young ladies of the Music
Club will give a program of Christmas
carols. The children of members are
welcome. On December 28 at 8 p.m.
there will be an informal card party
at the club house. Reservation* may be
made, $1 a table, with Miss Olive N.
Hallock of the hospitality committee,
who will be hostess. On Friday at 1
o’clock there will be a French conver
sational luncheon, with Miss Carhart
as hostess. French classes will be con
ducted Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:30
to 4:30.
D. C. Home Economics Association.—
Dr. Paul E. Howe of the Department
of Agriculture gave a talk on “Institu
tional Diet” on Tuesday evening in the
Red Cross Auditorium. Dr. Howe ex
plained in detail the ways and means
employed in perfecting diets in penal
institutions, and the great efforts put
forth to keep within the allotted budget.
The next evening for a joint meeting ‘
of dietitians Rnd nutritionists ts that
of January 16. when Dr. Walter H.
Eddy of Teachers’ College will speak
on ‘‘Some New Factors in Diet.” Dr.
Eddy is well known in the world of
foods and is consultant on foods for
Good Housekeeping bureau of foods,
sanitation and health. The place chosen
for this lecture will be announced later.
Baby Lovers’ Circle. No. 1, of the
Florence Crittenton Home.—Mrs. A. B.
McManus, president, entertained at
luncheon at her home on Monday. Miss j
Jean Cole, superintendent of the horn?,
was the guest of honor and talked on i
Crittenton work and aroused new in
terests in her usual way. Mrs. Rebecca
Rhoads was accepted as an active mem
ber of the cii:’". The business meet
ing was very short, since this is the
only meeting of each year given over to
social activities. Mrs. McManus enter
tained the following: Miss Jean Cole,
Mrs. H. C. Simpson, Mrs. A. Craig,
Mrs. W. C. Wyatt. Mrs. William J.
Sehutrumpf, Mrs. W. H. Hessick, Mrs.
John McAnerny, Mrs. M. Mulquln, Mrs.
Carl Bond, Mrs. W. L. J. Randolph,
Mrs. S. Watts. Mrs. Rebecca Rhoads
and Mrs. Ursula Keller Umhau. Mrs.
McManus was presented with a trltett
by the circle members The January
meeting of the circle will be with Mrs.
Helen Bond, 4410 Illinois avenue north
west, on January 23, 1930.
District of Columbia Chapter, Ameri
can War Mothers, at the December busi
ness meeting, held in the blue room of
the Hamilton Hotel, planned Christmas
visits to the various hospitals in the
city where World War veterans are be
ing cared for. Remembrances will be
sent to District veterans who are pa
tients in out-of-town hospitals.
Mrs. Ethel 8. Nock, Gold Star mother
and president of the chapter, resigned
that office, which will be assumed by
Mrs. William Morrison at the next
meeting, December 27. Chairmen of
all committees are requested to have
written reports at that meeting. Mrs.
Nock, as national chairman of the Gold
Star committee, will continue in that
work in the local chapter.
Mrs. Walter, an official member of
the Women’s Overseas Service League,
had a display of home-made preserves
and jellies which her chapter sells all
year round for the benefit of the
league's welfare fund. As an overseas
nurse, Mrs. Walter related some of her
experiences in France at the Christmas
season in 1918. The treasurer, Mrs.
M. C. O’Neill, had a report which was
increased many dollars by the fine re
port of the card party given by Mrs.
Walcott Simmons. Mrs. Ellen Mac-
Donnell reported for the Arlington com
mittee. Other reports were deferred
until December 27.
RfUsville Women’s Club.—The Wom
en’* Community Club of Beltsville, Mrs.
T. E. Woodward, president, is sponsor- ,
ing a community Christmas tree, using :
a living evergreen growing on St. John’s
Episcopal Church lawn. The tree stands
on a prominent site on the boulevard.
It is to be lighted Christmas eve and
every night thereafter during the holi
days. On Christmas day, at 5 o’clock,
there will be a short program, with spe
cial features, in which the whole com
munity will join. Mrs. H. D. Newman
is chairman of the committee in charge
and has as her assistants Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. John Wein
gartner, Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Frey,
Mr. and Mrs. William Simons, Mr. and
Mrs. Romeo Perry, Datis Coon, Charles
Hodgkins. Mrs. Lena B. Cady, Thomas
Johns, Rev. Reginald Hall, Rev. Stock
ton Myerly, Mrs. Louise Perry, W. F.
Nash, Roy Whipp, Mr. and Mr?. L, L.
Hurley and others.
Veterans of Great War
THE AMERICAN LEGION.
Meetings this week:
December 24—Victory Post, Wood
men’s Hall. 935 Grant place
northwest, 8 p.m.
Members of the American Legion and
American Legion Auxiliary of the De
partment of the District of Columbia
will spend the remaining days between
now and Christmas day distributing
gifts to the 1,200 disabled veterans con
fined in the various hospitals through
out the National Capital.
For several weeks past the members
of the auxiliary have been busily en
gaged in making “ditty” bags for the
boys and one of these will be presented
to every veteran by Christmas day. In
each bag will be cigarettes, playing
cards, chocolate bars, tooth paste, hand
kerchiefs. pencils, Christmas stocking
and a Christmas greeting card from
the two organizations carrying out the
work.
I Department Comdr. L. E. Atkins,
chairman of the Christmas committee
representing the two departments, re
cently divided the work into four groups,
for the Walter Reed, Mount Alto, Naval
and St. Elizabeth’s Hospitals. Dona
tions were made by the various posts
and units of the two organizations, and
to these sums were added a donation of
SSOO from national headquarters of the
American Legion Auxiliary.
The groups assigned to the hospitals
included the following:
Mount Alto Hospital—Mrs. Mary Kil
leen, chairman, assisted by the following
units and posts: George E. Killeen unit,
James E. Walker unit. Augustus P.
Gardner Post, National Press Club Post,
George E. Killeen Post and James E.
Walker Post.
Walter Reed Hospital—Mrs. Howard
S. Fisk, chairman, assisted by the fol
lowing units and posts: Henry C. Spen
gler unit. Sergt. Jasper unit, James
Reese Europe Post, Henry C. Spengler
Post, Sergt. Jasper Post, Lincoln Post
and 2nd Division Past.
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital—Mrs. Ethel
S. Wilt, chairman, assisted by the fol
lowing units and posts: Kenneth H.
Nash unit, Victory unit, George Wash
ington Post. Victory Past. Kenneth E.
Nash Post. Stuart Walcott Post, Cooley-
McCullough Post, Bureau of Engraving
and Printing Post and Edward Douglas
White Post
Naval Hospital—Mrs. Ada V. Murrav,
chairman: Vincent B. Costello unit,
Vincent B. Costello Post, Belleau Wood
Post, Lafayette Post, Quentin Roosevelt
Post and Tank Corps Post.
National Comdr. L. O. Bodenhamer,
in a telegram to department headquar
ters a few days ago. urged that
every veteran who served in the
World War and who was entitled
to adjusted compensation file applica
tion before January 2. They are
advised to make application for the
benefits of the adjusted compensation
act on or before that date, as applica
tions filed after that date w-11l not be
considered by the United States Vet
erans’ Bureau. The records at the Vet
erans’ Bureau show that thousands of
veterans have failed to file their appli
cations, as well as many dependents
of deceased veterans who are eligible
to the benefits under the law.
Anticipating a tremendous influx of
applications for adjusted compensation
loans immediately after the first of the
new year, the Veterans’ Bureau will ac
cept applications from now on and
make every effort to get them in shape
so that the loan checks may go out
to the veterans applying at the earliest
possible moment after January 2. Pos
sibly a million adjusted service certifi
cates will acquire new loan values after
that date, and while the bureau does
not wish to encourage veterans in the
further loading of their certificates with
loans, it wants to be in a position to
give prompt service to those who do
apply. Inquiry by the national reha
bilitation committee, of which Watson
B. Miller of this city is chairman, has
disclosed the fact that the Veterans’
Bureau has almost unlimited money
available for loan purposes and all of
the regional offices of the bureau will
be supplied with adequate funds to take
care of the applications coming to them.
The Veterans’ Bureau estimates that
if Congress passes the amendment to
the World War veterans’ act granting
presumptive service connection for the
chronic constitutional diseases, as rec
ommended by the Louisville National
! Convention of the American Legion, it
will cost the bureau about $48,000,000
a year in added compensation to dis
abled veterans, who, up to the present
time, have been unable to secure serv
ice connection of their disabilities. The
amendment proposed by the Legion
I provides that a showing of 10 per cent
disability prior to January 1. 1925, of
certain diseases will be sufficient to
permit service connection and warrant
the payment of disability compensation.
This would place these cases on the
same basis for service connection
! as is now the case for tuberculosis and
i nervous diseases, many thousands of
j which have been service connected on
i a presumptive basis.
The eleventh conference of the med
ical council of the Veterans’ Bureau
will be held in this city March 6. 7 and
8, according to an announcement by
Dr. Winthrop Adams, medical director.
The council holds these conferences
periodically for the purpose of assist
ing in the formation of the bureau's
medical policies and its recommenda
tions have resulted in many reforms
and improvements in the care and
treatment of disabled veterans under
the bureau’s jurisdiction. The council
is composed of nationally recognized
physicians who have specialized in all
departments of medicine and surgery,
who give their services to the bureau
without compensation.
In a bulletin just issued by Chairman
William E. Spicer of the department
membership committee he requests mem
bers of every post to send in dues by
December 30, in order to win the na
tional commander’s citation. He says:
"Help your post win the national com
mander's citation; help your post win
the Harlan Wood trophy; help your
membership officer to win the
William E. Spicer trophy: help your
post, department and national officers
in getting out of the way their mem
bership problem, so that their attention
may be given to other important prob
lems scheduled for the coming year.”
One of the latest trophies to be pre
sented to the department is the William
E. Spicer trophy, to be awarded to the
post membership officer whose post has
the largest percentage of its 1929 mem
brraiiip paid up on December 30 and
has on that date 200 or more members.
The national commander's citation
for meritorious service is to be awarded
to the post which has 100 per cent of
its membership paid up on December
31. This is the last of the national
commander’s citations, and in the words
of National Comdr. Bodenhamer. “I
want to see each post a citation holder
before January 1.” Miss Mabel F.
Staub is secretary of the membership
committee.
According to John Thomas Taylor,
vice chairman of the national legisla
tive committee in this city, “two splen
did victories have just been won. duiv
to the personal efforts of National
Comdr. Bodenhamer—the co-operation
of Legionnaires in Congress and the as
sistance of Legion officials in the field
which, as always, materially assisted to
ward this end.” He refers to the Rogers
hospital construction bill, augmented to
approximately $13,000,000, which has
been ordered reported by the House
committee on World War veterans' leg
islation, and the Reed universal draft
resolution, which has been considered
by the military affairs committee of the ,
Senate and a majority favoring it. ‘
"These two forward steps,” says Vice
Chairman Taylor, "mark an auspicious
beginning of the legislative session. The
next step will be to obtain the Senate
committee on veterans’ legislation. With
this accomplished the road will be clear
for orderly and successful progress on
our legislation for the disabled—more
hospitals and further amendment* to
the Worjd War veterans’ act.”
The House committee on World War
veterans' legislation has completed its
organization through the appointment
of the following members:
World War veterans —Royal C. John
son, South Dakota, chairman; Roy O.
Fitzgerald, Ohio; Bird J. Vincent, Mich
igan; Ernest W. Gibson, Vermont;
Mrs. Edith Nourse Rogers. Massachu
setts; J. Mitchell Chase, Pennsylvania;
David Hopkins, Missouri; Ed H. Camp
bell, Iowa; John E. Rankin, Mississippi;
Lam. Jeffers, Alabama; William P.
Connery, Jr., Massachusetts, and Joseph
A. Gavagan. New York.
Spanish War veterans—J. D. Crad
dock, Kentucky; Robert Luce, Massa
chusetts; Randolph Perkins, New Jer
sey; Frederick R. Lehlbach. New Jersey;
E. Hart Fenn, Connecticut; J. Howard
Swlck, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Mary T.
Norton, New Jersey; Edgar Howard,
Nebraksa, and Louis Ludlow, Indiana.
A schedule is being arranged for de
partments of the American Legion to
pay homage at the grave of the Un
known Soldier in Arlington Cemetery
each week during the year.
With its work nearing completion,
the emergency officers’ retirement board
of the Veterans’ Bureau, which was set
up to consider claims for retirement
under the emergency officers’ retirement
act about 18 months ago, it is antici
pated that it will be only several weeks
until its personnel is disbanded and as
signed to other duties in the bureau's
central office. When the board ceases
operations it is stated there will still be
several thousands of claims pending
final settlement, but these are those
which have been appealed from de
cisions of the board, which will have
to be further considered by the division
of appeals before final disposition is
made of them.
Anticipating a tremendous influx of
applications for adjusted compensation
loans immediately after the first of the
year, the United States Veterans’ Bu
reau will accept applications from now
on and make every effort to get them
in shape so that the loan checks may
go out to the veterans applying at the
earliest possible moment after January
1. Inquiry by the national rehabilita
tion committee of the American Legion
has disclosed that the Veterans’ Bureau
has almost unlimited money available
for loan purposes, and all of the bu
reau’s regional offices will be supplied
with adequate funds to take care of the
applications coming to them.
The next social meeting of La Soclete
des Huit Chapeau et Quarante Femmes
will be held the evening of December
27 at the home of Mrs. Irene Arnold.
1629 Thirty-fifth street. This will be
the annual Christmas party which Mrs.
Arnold gives for the partners in La
Societe and all members are invited to
attend.
The partners met at the home of Mrs.
Mary E. Kolhos, child welfare officer of
1 La Societe, the evening of December 11
and prepared gifts arid filled stockings
for 24 little children of veterans. The
partners will play Santa Claus Christ
mas eve for these children.
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The welfare committee of the Sergt.
Jasper Unit, American Legion Auxiliary
met at the home of Mrs. Edith O’Con
nor, 3221 Connecticut avenue, Decem
ber 12, to plan the Christmas work
among needy families.
A meeting of the Sergt. Jasper Unit
Drum Corps was held Friday evening.
This was the first practice meeting with
the new instruments.
Costello Post held its regular meeting
Deoember 17 in the board room of the
District Building. Those accepted into
membership were Norbert A. Albert.
Ernmitt H. Hidey, Guy C. Nivers,
Charles Newell, Adam C. Walden and
Robert J. Earnshaw. A resolution pass
cd by the post expressed faith in the
efficiency and loyalty of the Metropoli
tan Police Department, and the pres
ent force of policemen to be second to
none in the United States. Costello Post
is at present advocating congressional
legislation whereby the widow or family
or any policeman or fireman killed in
the performance of duty, or whose death
I is caused by wounds received in line of
duty, shall receive one year’s pay from
the District government. It was cited
that within the past 10 years 15 men
have lost their lives as servants of the
public, more than 60 per cent of whom
had served under the colors.
Comrade Spicer, as retiring finance
officer, made his final report, the climax
of which was his recommendation to
raise the dues.
Second Division Post No. 28 met in
Room 211, Transportation Building, last
Monday. The following were admitted
°’ s - Albright, John
Justin Allen, Allen H. Ayers, Frank J.
Brzoskowski. Phillip J. Coyne, John A.
Daly, Irving J. Henderson. Walter E.
Holmes, George T. Hunter, W. Brooke
Hunter. Robert H. Hyde, Harvey E.
Knott. Hanford MacNider, Thomas Ma-
S TnH jr,, T C \? Mattfeldt, Karl L. Mayer.
J ir Ivan F. Parrigan,
Robert K. Peterson, W. D. Pogue Her
bert C. Schmidt, Wilfred J. Serna's, Ar
ih^ Sk r r i y ' 2 eOT F H Smlth - J °hn M.
Smith John Spratt, John C. Stanford,
Rice M. Terrill, Mark Thayer. John W
Thomason, jr.; Acors R. Thompson,
Henry f. Wagner and Kenneth T.
Wright.
A report on membership for 1930 given
by Comdr. E. J. Brown, indicated the
post is well in the lead for all trophies
open to it. In this connection, the fol
lowing brigade commanders have been
appointed: David P. Hubbard, Ist Bri
?<n de: Thomas Mason, Jr.. 2nd Field Ar
tillery Brigade; Hanford MacNider, 3rd
Infantry Brigade; Acors R. Thompson,
Ith1 th Marine Brigade; Adolphus McKen
zie, sth Brigade. The various brigades
include all 2nd Division outfits as well
as others, and the winners are to be
e r^ a ned at losprs ’ expense. Suit
trophies are being arranged.
The post voted favorably on a reso
lution petitioning a charter for the Dis
trict of Columbia Auxiliary, and in
structed its representative on the execu
tive committee to support same.
The commander was directed to ap
point a committee which is to arrange
a joint military ball with the 2nd Divi
sion Association. The committee con
sists of H D. Coyner, chairman; Robert
H. Hyde, Thomas Mason, jr., C. O Matt
feldt and William E. Spicer
Dept. Comdr. L. E. Atkins delivered
an address.
A committee to revise the post con- i
stitution and by-laws consists of the l
following: William Thompson, chair
man: William P. Wright, John J. Mor-
Borman T. Jelly and David P.
Hubbard.
Announcement was made of the fol
lowing appointments: William E. Spi
cer, adjutant; Charles A. Carter, judge
an* o **!?/ Josc P hlne T. Dailey, service
f.PfJ are, Howard D. Coyner, pub-
K C,t T M uM^ rty ’ Memorial day;
K. T. Wright, child welfare: Thomas
Mason jr.. representative to department
executive committee.
Vincent B. Costello Unit. No. 15, met
December 17 at the District Budding
Mrs. Mae Loveless, chairman of wel
fare committee, appointed the following
to assist in packing Christmas packages
l he Naval Hospital and
to distribute the packages on Christmas
eve: Mrs. Franklin. Mrs. Cramer Mrs
Dougherty. Miss Sheehan. Miss Bench
ley. Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Murray, Mrs
Jackson, Mrs. Giddings. Mrs. Dull. Miss
Costello and Mrs. Loveless. All mem
un,t ar « invited to attend
this Christmas eve party at the Red
Cross hut. Naval Hospital.
chairman, reported on the progress of
a Bi ven in near future. The
!i-M t nh ha ' S i!! 0r * ranlze(l a dramatic club,
which will present the play for the
benefit of the unit. e
. The advisory council of the Jacob
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Jones Poet, No. 2, American Legion, met
Wednesday at the home of Comdr. Jane
Breen, 144 F street southeast. Plans
for the coming yea# were discussed, in
cluding the program of the ways and
means committee.
The post desires to have a large paid
up membership by December 31 and all
members are urged to pay their dues
before that date, as the post is anxious
to win the trophy offered the women's
posts in this drive.
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
John G. Strobel was recently elected
commander of Federal Post. Other offi
cers are: J. P. Garrlty, senior vice com
mander; George C. Williams, junior
vice commander; Rev. V. O. Anderson,
chaplain; J. M. Dean, quartermaster;
T. L. Clinton, officer of the day; J. P.
Divine, surgeon, and Grover Moore, ad
vocate. Past Comdr. Sam B. Lapin and
F. C. Lucas were elected trustees.
Mrs. Dorothy Lohman was elected
president of Federal Auxiliary. Mrs. C.
A. Brode-was chosen senior vice presi
dent, Mrs. Etta Rampley junior ■vice
president, Mrs. Ida Howell treasurer
and Mrs. Mary E. Lucas chaplain. Mr/
: Mary Petty, the outgoing president, was
chosen trustee.
Mrs. Lola B. Heise, chief of staff for
the District of Columbia, attended Fed
eral Auxiliary’s meeting and spoke on
plans for the coming year. Arrange
ments were made to provide Christmas
visits and gifts for the disabled men.
Twelve new members were obligated
into Federal Auxiliary. ~
At the last meeting of Front Line '
Post James J. Lake, Jack Mullane and
Rudy Albrecht were obligated as hon
orary members in appreciation of their
work in providing amusement and
music for disabled men at the various
hospitals. The post passed a resolution
to the effect that honorary members
will be voted upon for membership only
once each year, at the first regular
meeting in December.
‘‘President Hoover’s proposed co-ordi
nation of Government veteran relief
agencies will have the hearty support
of the national legislative committee of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the
United States," declared Hezekiah N.
Duff, national commander, in a state
ment during his visit in Washington
IW5t WWK.
“Hoover’s recommendations, as in
cluded in his recent message to Con
gress, bring to a climax a movement
launched by the Veterans of Foreign
United States back in
1927. Duff pointed out.
“When the national commanders of
Americas five major veteran organiza
"iet 111 conference in February,
1927, the Veterans of Foreign Wars ad
vocated this plan as another step to
ward solution of the veterans’ problem
The idea was indorsed at that time by
the veteran leaders who participated
In that conference.
‘T. n . September. 1927, the Twenty
"&lhth Nation* l Encampment of' the
V F. W. instructed the national legis
lative committee to make this plan
one of its chief objectives. The Twen
ty-ninth National Convention at In
dianapolis and the 1929 convention at
St. Paul reiterated this stand ”
"Consolidation of the Bureau of
Pensions, the National Soldiers’ Homes
and the Veterans’ Bureau under one
head will assure more economic ' and
efficient administration of the Govern
ment's veteran responsibilities.” Duff
emphasized.
? r of veterans
who died since the armistice without
applying for their adjusted compensa
tion are entitled to immediate cash
bonus which the deceased was eligible
to claim. Applications by dependents,
however, must also be filed before Jan
uary l, 1930, to secure recognition
"Thousands of World War veterans
are still uninformed as to their com
pensation rights,” Hezekiah N. Duff
national commander of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars of the United States,
points out, "and the majority of them
are beyond doubt in dire need of the
financial assistance this bonus offers.
"Each certificate bears a loan value
two years after date of issue. Those
who have already secured their certifi
cates and find themselves in need of
cash loans from the Government on
January 2, 1930, when a new loan value
is created for each certificate two or
more years old. are invited to take
advantage of special service offered by
our bureau in Washington.
"Applications for new loans can be
forwarded immediately to Capt. Edwin
S. Bettelhe m. national service officer
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 31»
Metropolitan Bank Building. Washing
ton. D. C. In this manner execution
of loans can be expedited by avoiding
the usual rush and congestion of- the
United States Government Veterans’
Bureau offices. Veterans in need of
loans will save from one to two weeks’
delay by taking advantage of this ar
rangement.”
Mrs. Bessie Hanken, national presi
dent of the Ladies' Auxiliary. Veterans
of Foreign Wars, was a visitor in
Washington last week. She was in
consultation with Mrs. Lola B. Hfise,
chief of staff for the District of .Co
lumbia, and Mrs. Clay Keene Miller,
national chairman of the V. F.* W.
Auxiliary legislative committee. Plans
were formulated for the forthcoming
official visitation of the national presi
dent. Mrs. Hanken also expressed a
desire to be present at the4Coming <oint
installation of post and auxiliary of
ficers.
Mrs. Miller has called a meeting of
the auxiliary national legislative com
mittee to take place in Washington on
January 28. The following are mem
bers of this committee and have signi
fied their intention of being present at
the meeting:
Ada E. Harrison, national senior
vice president, Woodhaven, N. Y.: Mar
garet Armstrong, Bellevue, Pa.; Georgie
Forster, Detroit, Mich., and Helen
Shanahan. Waterbury, Conn.
The ladies’ national committee will
work with the V. F. W. committee
functioning under Capt. Edwin S. Bet
telheim. national legislative committee
chairman. .
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