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I FIRST PRESIDENT patriotic Societies Unite in i Observing Anniversary of it Washington’s Birth. (Continued From First Page.) rl*d Hall here formed the principal civic celebration in the Capital. Through arrangements with Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant, 3d. director of the Office of Public Buildings and Public Parks, ar rangements had been made for the placing of wreaths up to noon at the base of the Washington Monument. The great shaft was the scene of pil grimages by patriotic, fraternal and j civic groups Other pilgrims made the trip over the Virginia hills to Mount Vernon, home and resting place of the first President. Included among these were nearly 1,000 Boy Scouts, who took part in a ceremony before Washington's i Tomb. Richard P. Cleveland, son of I President Cleveland, was the guest of honor. Patriotic Societies Celebrate. Joining in the main celebration this ' morning were members of the District of Columbia Society Sons of the Ameri can Revolution and the Sons of the Revolution in the District of Colum bia. With them met the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Children of the American Revolution. Senator Simeon D. Fess of Ohio made the oration. As chairman of the Com mission for the Bicentennary Observ ance of Washington's birth, Senator Fess outlined plans for this demonstra- , tion in 1932, which he declared would be the greatest in history. It was the first time since 1925 that such joint exercises had been held in memory of Washington. One of the interesting features of the program was the reading of a letter from Sir Esme Howard, retiring British Ambassador, who was unable to attend and speak as he had done previously during his years in Washington, be cause he sailed from New York this morning. The letter, dated January 6. was addressed to Col. Alonzo Gray of the Sons of the American Revolution, who Is chairman of the joint commit tee on arrangements. The Ambassador referred to his regret at not being able to join in celebrating the memory of the "father of the American Republic and one of the greatest men in the history of the world.” His letter read as follows: "My dear Col. Gray. I am writing to thank you for your letter of Decemb?r 30 last." in which you were good enough to invite me to be the guest of the combined societies of the Sons. Daugh ters and Children of the American Rev olution at the memorial exercises to be held on February 22 next. I much re gret that I shall be retiring from the diplomatic service and sailing for Eng land on that date, so I shall not be able on this occasion to accept the very kind invitation extended to me. My successor. Sir Ronald Lindsay, will not arrive until later. At the same time, T should be glad if vou would convey to the combined societies my most hearty greetings and my regrets that I can not be with them this year to celebrate the memory of the father of the Amer ican Republic and one of the greatest men in'the history of the world. "Yours very truly. "ESME HOWARD.” Leads S. A. R. Exercises. Col. Gray presided in his capacity as president of the District of Columbia. S. A. R.. and the exercises were opened bv Col. Thomas J. Dickson, war-time chaplain of the Ist Division. With the Marine Band Orchestra playing "The Star Spangled Banner” and other patriotic airs and men of the Ist Battalion. 16th Field Artillery, from Port Myer, Va.. acting as ushers in Continental uniform, the exercises were as colorful as they were inspiring. The massing of the colors under supervision of C. Y. Latimer w’ith a guard of Min ute Men was a feature. Marv Josephine Davis of the Gov. Tnomas Welles Society. Children of the American Revolution, led the audience In the pledge of allegiance to the flag and the "American’s Creed,” also was recited. Then followed greetings from Ken neth S. Wales, vice president of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution; Mrs. Percy E. Quin, presi dent of the National Society, Children of the American Revolution; Dr. Thomas E. Green, president Sons of the Revo lution in the District of Columbia, and Mrs. Lowell Fletcher Hobart, president general Daughters of the American Revolution. Commissioner Proctor L. Dougherty voiced the greetings on behalf of the District government and was followed by John Paul Ernest, who read some of George Washington's historic mes sages. After Senator Fess made his address, two gold medals were awarded in keep ing with an annual custom to the win ners In historical contests. To Murray Bernhardt of Eastern High School was presented the award of the Society of i the Sons of the Revolution in the Dis trict for the best essay on "Contribution of Massachusetts to War of Revolution.” Representative Edith N Rogers of Mas sachusetts made the presentation. I). A. R. Medal Awarded. Miss Elizabeth Drewry of George XVashington University was awarded the medal of the District of Columbia So ciety, D. A. R., for the best essay sub mitted in a contest on American his tory. Mrs. David D. Caldwell pre sented it. The exercises closed with a bene diction by Rev. Dr. Edmund A. Walsh, S. J., vice president of Georgetown University and regent of the Foreign Service School. Elsewhere in the city, at Arlington SPECIAL NOTICES THE ANNUAL MEFTING OF THE BTOCK bolders of A. S Pratt & Sons. Inc., will be held at the offices of the company. Wil kins Building. Washington. D. C„ at 11 o’clock am., on Wednesday. February 26. 1930 G. C. TRUE. 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Jefferson and Mason are depicted in this painting by Ralph Davol, which was placed on exhibition it 1 the Cosmos Club today. —Star Staff Photo, j National Cemetery and at Mount Ver non, ceremonies were being conducted by various civic, fraternal and patriotic societies. After placing a wreath at the base of the Washington Monu ment members of the Washington Na tional Monument Association held their annual meeting at 12:30 o'clock in the Metropolitan Club. Justice Willis Van Devanter of the United States Supreme Court, vice president of the associa tion, presided. It was reported that all 48 of the States now have memorial stones in the Monument. The Association of Oldest Inhab itants of the District of Columbia con ducted a business meeting followed by patriotic exercises this morning in the Western Presbyterian Church. Repre sentative Henry Allen Cooper of Wis consin was the orator. At 11 o'clock the graves of fellow Masons of George Washington and the Unknown Soldier of the American Rev olution were decorated in the historic church yard of the Presbyterian Meet ing House in Alexandria. Grand mas ters of Masons from various States con ducted the first ceremony, while the second was under auspices of the Chil dren of the American Revolution. Mrs. Eleanor Washington Howard, the great niece of Gen. Washington and the last child to be born of a Washington fam ily at Mount Vernon, was in charge of the rites at the Unknown Soldier’s grave. Programs by Radio. To thousands of homes today and this evening the radio will broadcast spe cial program dedicated to the national ; hero. Descriptions of the beautiful grounds and gardens at Mount Vernon will be j broadcast from Station WMAL of the I Columbia Broadcasting System by Col. ; Harrison H. Dodge, the superintendent. His talk.will.be a Rqrt of the Washing ton pageant program at 6 o'clock. Later in the evening Col. Dodge will receive an honorary degree of doctor of laws from the George Washington Univer sity at its Midwinter convocation. De grees will be conferred at the same ex- i ercises on 71 graduates of the univer sity by President Cloyd Heck Marvin j and an honorary degree also will be conferred on Dr. Lotus Delta Coffman. ! president of the University of Minne- ; seta, who will make the principal ad dress. The exercises will be held at 8 o’clock in Constitution Hall. Bethlehem Chapel Service. At Mount St. Alban early this morn ing there was conducted in Bethlehem Chapel the second annual Washington's birthday corporate communion for men and boys of the Potomac Assembly of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. Right Rev. James E. Freeman, Bishop of Washington, celebrated the communion and preached the sermon. Churches of the city generally will : devote a part of their services tomor- , row’ to prayer and sermons on the sig nificance of the birthday anniversary’. After the general observances today this evening is to be filled with the an nual balls of several patriotic associa tions. The Daughters of America w’ill give a Martha Washington colonial ball at the Raleigh Hotel. The Missouri Society has a similar event scheduled at 8:30 o’clock in the Washington Hotel, preceded by an address by Representa tive Richard N. Elliott. La Fayette Lodge Chapter. No. 37, Order of the Eastern Star, will give a dance at 9 o'clock at the Hillcrest. 2800 Thirteenth street. A Washington Birthday program will be held by the City Club Saturday Nighters, followed by dancing at 10:30 o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Buehler will be the hosts. At American University, College cf Liberal Arts, a dinner and dance will be held in the college dining hall. Cal vary Baptist Church and the Washing ton Hebrew Congregation also will hold 1 memorial services this evening. The annual Washington’s birthday banquet of the Cy Pres Club, major woman students' organization at Na- j tional University, will be held at the - Mayflower Hotel at 8 o’clock tonight, j Justice Frederick L. Siddons of the Su- j preme Court of the District of Columbia ! and member of the university’s Law School faculty, will preside as toast master. The dinner will be featured by a tilt between the woman students and the man professors of the university on j the place of woman lawyers in the professional world at present. PURCHASES YACHT. MIAMI, Fla., February 22 </P).- —Gen. Cornelius Vanderbilt of New York has purchased the palatial 225-foot yacht, Winchester, from the estate of the late Russell Alger, Detroit, the captain of the crew announced here yesterday. The price was not announced. Washington Held Best All-Around Athlete of Day Writer Says First Presi dent Would Be Triple- Threat Man on Star Team By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, February 22.—T0 the many other "firsts” that have been bestowed upon George Washington by American historians, that of being the "best all-around athlete of his day” has been added by Dr. James Hosmer Pen niman of this city, an authority on the life of the first President. In the current issue of Franklin Field Illustrated, the athletic magazine of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Penni man declares that Washington’s physi cal superiority over his fellows “had much to do with the strong appeal made to the youth of his day.” "On a foot ball team composed of the athletes of all time, such as Hercules, Ajax, Samson, Richard Coeur de Lion, with Ulysses as quarterback, George Washington would be the triple-threat man.” Dr. Pennlman asserts. The writer declares that Washington could outrun, outjump, outthrow, out > wrestle, outfence and outride any man i of his day. £ THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON”. D. C-, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 22. Ism Pershing Praises Religious Ideals Os First General W ashington Cathedral De clared Symbol of Coun try's Christian Faith. By the Associated Press. John J. Pershing. America's last, full ranking general, paid tribute yesterday to her first. Standing before a model of an edifice that George Washington conceived as the symbol of this country’s faith in religion, the man who led the American Expeditionary Force in the World War pointed to the Washington National Cathedral as "an evidence of what the spirit of Christ means to our civili zation.” His talk was made into the micro phones of a talking picture camera in the preparation of a sound film which was released today. Gen. Pershing, who is chairman of the national committee for the cathe dral. said that "every loyal citizen must realize that good government springs from a high sense of moral obligation, and that the degree of morality among j the people is dependent upon the ex- I tent of their religious convictions. "It will certainly promote that cause I to create here in Washington a great [ cathedral that will stand as an endur ing evidence of what the spirit of Christ means to our civilization,” he con tinued. "Washington Cathedral will represent the ideals of our democracy. People from every section of our coun try and from every walk of life will participate in its perfection.” The cathedral has been completed i except for the north and south tran- j septs, which form the arms of the j | cross-shaped structure. Hope has been j expressed that the cathedral will be j finished for the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington, in 1932. • ■ PAPERS OF REVOLUTION ACQUIRED BY DEALER By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, February 22 —Acquisi tion of the headquarters papers of the British army in America during the Revolution, which contain the largest known bulk of official correspondence between the English and American com manders, was announced yesterday by Dr. A. S. M. Rosenbach, dealer and col lector of New York and Philadelphia. The manuscripts, numbering about 20.000, were acquired from the Royal Institution of Great Britain, where they had been since 1804. Dr. Rosenbach declined to reveal the price paid, but said the Royal Institution had sold them primarily to finance the reconstruction of its original building and theater in London. Included in the collection are the Colonial declaration of war, bearing the signature of John Hancock, and a letter from George Washington to Gen. Howe, in which the declaration was inclosed; a r. letter from Washington to Sir Henry Clinton explaining the necessity for the death penalty for Andre, the spy; let ters from Lord Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton after his surrender, and vari ous other correspondence and records of the French, British and American forces. Many of the documents never have been i published. 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"The best citizen is he who knows best his country’s past; who believes in its present; who can foresee its future; and is ready for the next step,” the speaker declared. Representative Ketcham eulogized the character of Washington—his dignity, accomplishments and attainments—and then spoke of his relation to the Ma sonic fraternity. Other speakers included Representa tive Thomas Hall of North Dakota, James A. West, grand master of Ma sons of the District, and Melvin D Hensey. third vice president of the Na tional League of Masonic Clubs. Among the guests were Samuel ; Brady. Harold Chandler, Joseph Ber | ham, Charles Staub and Frank Day, all j State vice presidents of the league, and Capt. A. C. Oliver, jr„ chaplain, U. S A. Music was provided by the Tall Cedars of Lebanon Band, under the leadership of Charles Brill, and the Ma sonic Glee Club. F. A. Birgfield, presi dent of the advisory board, presided. F RONT APARTMENTS ! 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The burial place and tombs of the Washington family, as well as the colonial gardens of the estate, also are to be restored. Mrs. Rust pointed out that the asso- I ciation had purchased 97 acres of the i Washington lands at Wakefield and that! Woodward &. Lothrop You Are Invited to Our Special Demonstrations of BATHE CREEK inM for^Everybodu During next week . . . Our 50th Anniversary Week . . . we are planning special Battle Creek | Food Demonstrations. To become thin, to be come stouter, to remedy improper digestion and assimilation . . . whatever your food problems . . . these demonstrations will suggest foods you require. Consult the Battle Creek Health Food Expert in attendance. 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An exhaustive search has been made to determine the appearance of the brick house built by Augustine Washing ton. sr„ father of the first President, I which was erected between 1717 and 1720. The architectural plans for the i house, drawn by Charles Arthur Hop- , | pin. have been approved by the Secre i tary of War and the Fine Arts Commis ! sion. Former Gov. Harry F. Byrd of j Virginia, has been appointed chairman of the building committee. Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant. 3d, director of public build ings and public parks of the National Capital, is vice chairman. Will Make Rrirks. The rebuilt house. Mrs. Rust said, J will stand upon the exact rite of the . original cne which was burned De cember 26, 1780. The face bricks used i in its construction will be hand-made from clay taken from the Wakefield | estate, such as were employed to erect the original building. Mrs. Rust said that the structure would be two stories, with the second story under a pitched roof. It is to have eight rooms and two halls. There will be 10 dormers and four large dou ble outside chimneys. D. C. POLICE ASSIST. Seventy privates of the Washington 1 Police Department have volunteered to assist in the work of policing the crowds j in Alexandria during the parade today. They were inspected at police head | quarters at 11 o'clock and the detach i ment was taken over to Alexandria in i transportation furnished by Virgtnia I State authorities. ONTARIO ICE JAMS DAMAGE PROPERTY Firemen and Police Rescue Maroon ed Citizens From Business Houses. | By the Associated Press. 1 TORONTO, February 22. Gorged | with ice, many rivers in Central and Western Ontario today were out of | their banks, causing heavy damage to | property. At Galt the Grand River rose 10 ; feet yesterday, wrecking bridges and | swirling several feet deep in business ! streets. Firemen and police rescued I marooned citizens from office buildings ! Large cakes of ice floated into the | streets. At Blair. 3 miles north of Galt, the ice was piled 30 feet high. At Woodbridge workmen were blasting an ’ ice jam when the water overflowed into the flats, flooding a cottage in which 2 women and 5 children were living The water had risen 5 feet in their home when they were rescued. ,-- . - Bomb Shocks Italian Consulate. BUENOS AIRES. February 22 <&).— A bomb exploded yesterday in front of the Italian consulate in the city of Cor doba. It had little power and did no damage to the building. I' - ——————————^—■— 1 P - ’Woodward &Lothrop Only One Week Left to Order Made-to-Order Screens At Special Prices As an incentive to placing your order early for made to-order Window, Door and Porch Screens, we are making special price concessions for a limited time .. . and the charge for making them will not appear on your bills until you have the screens installed. All work is done in our own up-to-date shops and only the best material is used in their construction. Also at Attractive Low Prices ... Athcy Metal Weather-Stripping: Phone District 5300—Our Representative Will Call Convenient Terms A-3 W. A. HARRIMAN WEDS FORMER MRS.WHITNEY Son of Late Bail Magnate and Bride Bound sfor Europe on Honeymoon. By the Associated Press, i NEW YORK, February 22.—W. £verell j Harriman, son of the late E. H. Harri j man, railroad magnate, and his bride, ; the former Mrs. Marie Norton Whitney, j were on a honeymoon today, bound for I Europe aboard the liner Bremen. They were married yesterday by Rev, Dr. Minot Simmons, rector, in All-Souls’ Episcopal Church. Only members of | the immediate families witnessed the ceremony. E. Roland Harriman, brother iof the bridegroom, was best man and IMrs. William G. Lord, sister of the | bride, was matron of honor. Mrs. Harriman, who originally was Marie Norton, was first married to Cor | nelius Vanderbilt Whitney, grandson of the late Cornelius \ anderbilt and son of Harry Payne Whitney, in Paris in 1924. There were two children. This mar riage was dissolved by divorce in Reno, Nev., September 23, 1929. Mr. Harri man previously was married to the former Kitty Lanier Lawrence. Their marriage ended in a divorce in Paris August 5, 1929. They also had two children.