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NEWS OF THE CLUBS
Free Dance Club.—‘‘Plotting the Short
Story” Trill be the topic of Benjamin F.
Ferrill’s talk before the club, February
4 at 8 p.m., at the Art Galleries, 1106
Connecticut avenue. George Redway
and Mrs. Elizabeth Tilton will read short
stories.
At the last meeting Prof. Andre
Beneteau of Catholic University and
Maj. Edw-ard L. Dyer of George Wash
ington University read short stories,
followed by critical discussion.
To commemorate Washington's Bi
centennial year the club plans to issue
a collection of short stories represent
ative of the literary production of
Washington authors. All writers re
siding in Greater Washington may sub
mit entries. A bulletin outlining condi
tions is posted at the Art Galleries and
may be consulted there by any one in
terested; open from 10 to 6 p.m. daily;
meeting nights, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Manuscripts should be sent to Editor
Felix Schwartz, 1300 Park road.
Mr. and Mrs. Ferrill and Georgia
Cantrell became members.
The Columbia Heights Art Club gave
a farewell luncheon in honor of Mrs.
De Witt Croissant at the Hotel Roose
velt on the occasion of her departure
for Europe, in company with her hus
band and daughter. After the luncheon
the club members and guests repaired
to the apartment of Mrs. J. S. Grif
fith, where a special program was ear
ned out by the seven past presidents.
Mrs. J. W. Frizzell read a paper on
"The Magic of Seville,” written by Mrs.
K F. White.
Mrs. J. W. Frizzell will be hostess to
the club February 4 at the North
umberland, Mrs Bare assisting.
Park View Woman's Club.—The Lit
erary Committee met Tuesday night at
the home of Mrs. Fred S. Walker. 760
Rock Creek Church road. The assist
ing hostesses were Mrs. Potts, Mrs.
Marlowe and Mrs. Evans. The club
president, Mrs. P. B. Ashburn, was
among the guests.
Mrs. L. E. Murray, chairman of the
committee, was in charge of the pro
gram. Mrs. W. Wagner gave a number
of pleasing vocal numbers, with Mrs.
Walker at the piano. Her program in
cluded "Trees,” from the poem by
Joyce Kilmer, following which Miss
Augusta Machen gave a sketch of the
life of this poet and readings from his
work. The bock review of the eve
ning was presented by Mrs. George
F. Dalwick The book selected was the
Pulitzer prize novel, “Years of Grace,”
by Margaret Ayers Barnes.
The February 23 meeting will be
held at the home of Mrs. Arja Mor
gan. 425 Manor place. The program
will be in honor of George Washington,
and Mrs. P. B. Ashburn will bring the
paper of the evening, “The Life of
Washington.”
District of Columbia Home Economics
Association.—The homemakers’ group
will meet tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock
In the board room of the A. A. U. W.,
1634 I street. Mrs. Print Hudson of
George Washington University will
speak on "Kitchen Arrangement." The
group will continue its studies on
standardization from the homemaker's
point of view.
The Columbia Chapter of the Na
tional Delphian Society will meet Feb
ruary 4 at the Hamilton Hotel. The
leader will be Miss Florence Hull. The
■'Delphian Traveler” will be given by
Mrs. George Norris. The following
topics will be discussed: "The Family
of Caesar as Emperors,” Mrs. A. A.
Case; "The Flavian Line,” Mrs. A. R.
Hern; "Five Good Emperors," Mrs.
George Lewis: "Pagan God and Chris
tian Emperor." Mrs. Sherwood Ferris:
“The Barbarianizing of the Empire," Dr.
A M. Finnegan.
Columbia Floral Circle will meet to
morrow at 1 p.m. with Mrs. Lyman
K bier. 1322 Park road. Mrs. Tillie
Entrikin will be assisting hostess.
Kit Carson Woman's Relief Corps
held installation of officers at the Sol
diers. Sailors and Marines’ Club. In
stalling officer was Ethel Grimes of
Lincoln Corps.
The officers are; President. Marie
Summers; vice presidents, Mary H.
Wingate and Sara McMillan; treasurer,
Augusta B Palmer; secretary, Louise
Watson; conductor, Anna J. Kirkley;
patriotic instructor, Edith Bugbee;
guard, Emma Kibbey; assistant com
mander, Etta P. Moore: color bearers,
Anna J. Marks, Edith Wilson, Minnie
Oxley, Etta Moore.
Many officers and comrades were
present, including the department pres
ident, Mrs. Addie W. Hickman, and her
staff; also Comrades E. D. Godfrey and
W. F. Dorsey of Carson Post.
Twentieth Century Club—Mrs. W.
Walter Husband, president, will preside
at the regular meeting of the club
Thursday at 11 a m. at the Y. W. C. A.
Stringfellow Barr, editor of the Vir
ginia Quarterly Review and professor of
history, University of Virginia, will
speak on "George Washington—Symbol."
The international outlook section,
Mrs. George F. Bowerman chairman,
will meet tomorrow at 2:15 p.m. at the
Y. W. C. A. Dr. Tyler Dennett, pro
fessor" of international relations at
Princeton University, will speak on “The
Conflict of Interests in Manchuria.”
Mrs Will C. Barnes will give reminis
cences of her recent trip around the
world. _ . _
The French section. Mrs. Francis L.
Hawes, chairman, will meet Wednesday
at 2 p.m. at the Y. W. C. A. A visit to
the Montparnasse quarter and lie de
la Cite will be the topic of conversation
during the afternoon.
Delta Sigma Chapter of the Delphian
Society will meet February 1. at 10 a.m..
in the Shoreham Hotel. The subject
will be "The Prelude to Story of the
Greeks”; general themp, "The Heritage
of the First European Civilization,” ap
proximate dates, 2000 B C. to 1000
B.C.; the Delphian traveler. In the
Lands of Ancient Legend and Modern
Research"; preparatory discussion, "The
Truth oed Legend of King Minos ;
topics fdf report, "Greek Mythology and
the Modern Reader,” "Four Advantages
of a Knowledge of Greek Myths,
"Mythology as a Guide to Primitive Re
ligion ” "Greek Mythology and Mod
ern Culture.” “The Finding or Troy,’
"Men of the Sea,” "Cretan Culture and
“The Mycenaen Period.” A general dis
cussion will follow and a resume of the
last program will complete the session.
The Sunshine and Community So
ciety will meet at the home of Mrs.
E. M. Gustafson. 4304 Eighteenth street,
February 1, with Mrs. Meritt, Mis.
Brinley, Mrs. Rose. Mrs. E. M. Dude
and Miss Ella Lamb assisting. The
soloist wall be Mrs. Marie E. Deal, and
pianist Mrs. Elsie Harvey Weaver. The
speaker will be Mrs. F. C. Brinley.
The card i^roup met January 21 with
Mrs. Ivan Riley, 1358 Madison street
The next meeting of the card group will
be with Mrs. Harvey L. Hutchings, 1637
Webster street, February 18.
The Semper Fideiis Club met Monday
In the home of the chaplain, Mrs. Mar
garet Roberts, at the Shoreham Apart
ments. _
The retiring president. Mrs. Bertie
Purdy, presided. George Cohill was
re-elected press correspondent, and all
the other officers of this club were in
stalled. The next meeting will be at
the home of Mrs. Nettle R. Mettler, 2941
Mills avenue northeast.
The Wheeler Club Dramatic Society
will present "A Regiment of Two” in
the Holy Comforter School Auditorium,
Fifteenth and East Capitol streets, Feb
ruary 1 and 2, at 8 p.m. Those in the
cast are Messrs. Klimkiewicz, Kirby,
Loretta Mulligan, Johnny O’Neil, Ed
Payne, William Day, R. Johnson, Mar
jorie Crown, Helen Murray and Anna
Phalen. It is under the direction of
Robert Handley, assisted by Loretta
Mulligan and Johnny O’Neil. The
Wheeler Club Orchestra, under the
direction of Mrs. Chick, and Boys’ Band
will furnish the music.
The Shakespeare Society meets to- j
morrow at 8 p.m. In the auditorium of i
Ijte Corcoran Gallery of Art. The I
speaker is Rev. Z. B. Phillips, rector of
the Church of the Epiphany.
The scenes to be presented are from
“Cymbeline.” Act I, scenes 1, iii, and vi,
and Act III, scenes ii and iv. They
have been directed by Miss Dorothy
A Lawrence, under the supervision of
Mabel Owens Wilcox, the dramatic
director, and the cast is as follow's:
Cymbeline, Maurice Jarvis; Queen,
Alice W. Robinson; Imogen, Dorothy A.
Lawrence; Postumus Leonajus, Donald
Bolton; Iachimo, Kent Dyer; Pisanlo,
M. F. Reese.
Any one wishing to learn of the so
ciety is invited to attend and strangers
in the city are welcome.
The society has been asked to furnish
the actors for the Shakespeare group of
the Masque Wakefield, to be presented
February 21, 25 and 26 in Constitution
Hall. They will form a processional
and a dance. Sylvia will lead, carrying
the mask of Shakespeare, accompanied
by the music “Who Is Sylvia?” She
will be impersonated by Kate Tomlinson
and the other characters are as fol
lows: Macbeth, E. V. Wilcox; the Three
Witches, Frank Megill, Anthony Thorne
and William Hall; Hamlet and Ophelia,
Clarke Beach and Rosemary Arnold;
Miranda and Caliban, Lulu G. Adams
and M. F. Reese; Bottom and Titania,
Eldridge Monroe and Irma Vaughan;
Viola and Malvolio, Dorothy Lawrence
and Orrin Elliott; Romeo and Juliet,
Kent Dyer and Olyve Barbee Hancock;
Falstaff and the two Merry Wives of
Windsor, Leslie Waudby, Helen Col
houn and Alice W. Robinson; Rosalind
and Touchstone. Esther Marshman and
Clarence Ruebsam; Petruchio and
Katherina, Walter E. Thorne and Helen
Webb Zeller; Marc Antony and Cleo
patra, William Heintz and Mabel
Owens Wilcox. The costumes for this
masque are being prepared and as
sembled from the society's wardrobe by
Mabel Owens Wilcox, who is also de
signing and executing Sylvia's costume.
The Washington Committee of the
National Association of Deans of
Women, of which Dean Mary Louise
Brown of the American University is
chairman, will meet Thursday at 4
o'clock at the club house of the Amer
ican Association of University Women,
to decide upon plans for the entertain
ment of the 1.200 deans of women
meeting at the Mayflower Hotel Feb
ruary 17 to 20.
The members of this committee are
Adele H. Stamp, University of Mary
land; Jessie Coope, McKinley High
School; Helen C. Hastings, Mount Ver
non Academy; Florence Boehmer, Har
risonburg, Va.; Ruth Pope, Vinnie G.
Barrows, George Washington Univer
sity: Marion A. Ballou, Mount Vernon
Seminary: Helen M. Coolidge. Central
High School; Jessie M. Holton, Holton
Arms School: Elizabeth Pcet, Gallau
det College; Bertha Morgan, Cathedral
School; Anna P. Cooper, George Wash
ington University; Frances R. Connor,
Goucher College: Elizabeth A. Bru
baker, Lucy Webb Hayes Training
School, and P. Edna Thonssen, West
ern High School.
The faculty of American University
w'as in charge of vesper services at the
Women's Residence Hall last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Randall sang: Dr.
George B. Woods was in charge of de
votionals, and Dr. John Bentley de
livered an address, "The Unknown
Man.”
Following vespers tea was served to
the students and their guests by the
Faculty Women's Club. Mrs. Wesley
M. Gewehr was in charge of the tea
and Mrs. Lucius C. Clark, Mrs. George
B. Wood, Mrs. John M. Bentley and
Miss Jesse Ferguson poured.
Guests of students included Mr. and
Mrs. John Lee Coulter, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. John
Hutton, Mrs. Clyde Hartman and Miss
Florence Hoffer.
American Association of University I
Women.—The Committee on Interna- !
tional Relations will be in charge of the
program Monday at 4 p.m. tea. Dr.
Alice S. Cheyney, assistant to the di
rector of the Washington Labor Office
in Geneva, will speak on “The Contri
bution of the Labor Office to the Peace
Movement.” Mrs. Edith G. Nourse will
be hostess.
Study group, the art of dance, board
room, third floor. Miss Evelyn Davis,
leader, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Study group, modern contemporary
poetry. Mrs. Richard Hogue, leader,
Thursday, 11 am.
International dinner, Thursday, 7
p.m. Rennie Smith, one of the younger
defeated members of the Labor gov
ernment of Great Britain, will speak on
“The End of Free Trade in Britain”
and other aspects of the political situa
tion. Mr. Smith is distinguished as a
lecturer, a writer and a leader in the
workers’ education movement and the
peace movement in Great Britain.
Reservations should he made at the din
ing room office before 8 o'clock cm
Wednesday.
Coffee will be served in the lounge
on Friday evening, when Mrs. Harry O.
Hine will be hostess, and on Saturday
evening, with Mrs. Charles W. Rippey
as hostess.
Miss Carhart’s French class will meet
Monday, from 2:30 to 3:30 o'clock, and
on Thursday, from 2 to 3 p.m. in room
301. The French table will be ready
Thursday for luncheon at 12.45 o'clock.
The Washington Readers’ Club will
meet February 2, with Dorothy A. Law
rence presiding. The committee ap
pointed to choose a play for the one
act play contest will be called upon to
make a report. The following program
will be presented: Reading of a paper
on "What I Know About ‘Green Pas
tures’ (Marc Connelly),” by W. Alfred
Falconer; “Jeremy’s Sacrifice,” taken
from Hugh Walpole’s novel, “Jeremy,”
read by Virginia Bayly Blassingham; a
group of songs of modern composers,
viz., “My Heart Is a Haven” (Close
Steinel), “Come Down to Kew” (Noyes
Veis) and “Keep on Hopin',” (Stanton
Max well) ; a group of short poems of
Nancy Byrd Turner, given by Helen
Gordon; a reading of two short stories
(Lord Dunsany), “The Hurricane” and
“The Ghosts,” read by Alice Whitcomb
Robinson, and several humorous selec
tions from Robert Benchley, read by
Mrs. Claude N. Bennett; a one-act play
featuring Ada Louise Townsend, Alida
W. Brooks, Elizabeth M. Phillips and
May Jameson Bryant closes the pro
gram.
The Enlrc Nous Club, Mrs. Charles P.
Keyser. president, met with Mrs. James
Underwood in her home, 11 Aspen
street, Chevy Chase, on Monday after
noon, with Mrs. Thomas Sterling and
Mrs. Graves as the assisting hostesses.
Mrs. Rob Roy McKahan, director to the
Federation of Women’s Clubs, reported
the last federation meeting. Mrs.
James Underwood, Mrs. Sault, Mrs.
Rodgers and Mrs. Ernest Hall gave re
ports on the philanthropic work.
Mrs. Earl Venable will present the
plans of her committee for the annual
bridge benefit at the next meeting. The
penny art fund was discussed, and a
donation given. Mrs. Sybil spoke on
the Community Chest.
Mrs. Edgar B. Meritt, president of
the Federation of Women’s Clubs, and
Mrs. John W. Frizzell made addresses.
The social was conducted by Mrs.
Keyser and Mrs. Scott at the tea table,
assisted by Miss Maryana Trowbridge
and hostesses. Included among the
guests were Mrs. Edgar B. Meritt, Mrs.
Rasch, Mrs. Rey, Mrs. Tamar O’Rorke,
Mrs. John B. King. Mrs. E. Ernest
Daniel, Mrs. John William Lyman, Mrs.
Parker Cook and Mrs. George Cook.
The Washington League for the Hard
of Hearing is planning to celebrate its
tenth birthday anniversary St. Valen
tine’s day. The Entertainment Com
mittee has an elaborate program in
preparation, the principal feature of
which is a pantomime, "Heart Throbs,’’
written by Mrs. Harriet Andrew's Mon
tague,
The Capitol History Club met Wed
nesday at the home of Mrs. Clayton
Willard. 4211 Seventh street. Mrs. J.
H. Cunningham was the assisting
hostess. The business meeting wus
called to order by the president. Papers
were given, “Arnold and Saratoga.,”
Mrs. Jason Watermaaj vfgistotie Wert
Point,” Mrs. F. W. Rauno, and "Women
Patriots,” Mrs. E. M. Wallace. Mrs.
Balmer was the guest.
The next meeting will be held with
Mrs. Harvey Baker Smith, February 10.
The Heien Wood Circle of the Flor
ence Crittenton Home met Tuesday,
with Mrs. M. O. Cooper and Mrs. 1..
O. Langworthy, 1747 Irving street.
Luncheon was served by the hostesses.
A new constitution was adopted. A
program of piano selections was given
by Mrs. Langworthy. Mrs. Bertha
Thompson of WilUamantic, Conn., was
a guest.
The Lincoln and Campbell Camps,
Department of Maryland, Sons of Union
Veterans of the Civil War, held open
meeting and a social January 28. There
were speeches made by the guests. The
music wras under the direction of Mrs.
Gertrude Lyons. Old-fashioned games
were under supervision of Miss Helm
and Joseph Rose. Wendel C. Hill was
judge on awards of prizes for fancy
dress costumes, games and old-fash
ioned dances.
Lincoln, Cushing, Harding and
Campbell Camps will hold a benefit
card party February 11, at 808 I street,
at 8 p.m.
The four local camps will furnish the
ushers for the exercises in honor of
Lincoln’s birthday the evening of Feb
ruary 12, at the First Congregational
Church.
The University of Michigan Alumnae
Club met at the Y. W. C. A. last Mon
day The following officers were elect
ed: President, Dr. Mildred Dickerson
McCallip; vice president, Mrs. James
Rolls; recording secretary, Miss Bertha
Howard; corresponding secretary, Mrs.
L M. Lucas; treasurer, Mrs. David Fri
day, and councilor, Miss Claribel Bar
nett.
The Alpha Chapter of the Beta Sigma
Phi Sorority will meet at the Carlton
Hotel February 2d at 8 p.m. A group
of ten members of the chapter will form
a class in voice culture and expression,
under the direction of Miss Elia May
Powell. The first meeting of the class
will be held February 9 at 7 p.m., at the
Carlton Hotel.
Voteless District of Columbia League
of Women Voters, Mrs. A. J. McKelway,
has called a meeting of the executive
board for Fridav at 12 ;15 o’clock, at the
Women’s City Club. Mrs. William C.
Johnstone, chairman of the Committee
on International Co-operation for the
Prevention of War, announces the
forming of study groups, to have
weekly meetings to study the proceedings
of and the problems facing the World’s
Disarmament Conference, meeting in
Geneva in February. Other study
projects will be prepared so these groups
may have the opportunity to approach
the problem from various angles. All
league members are Invited to join these
studv classes.
Mrs. George Kreutzer, treasurer, has
resigned and Mrs. Leifur Magnusson
has been appointed.
Mrs Gardner Jackson, membership
chairman, entertained at her home,
6 West Kirke street, Chevy Chase, in
honor of new members. Officers and
Committee chairman were also guests.
Mrs A J. McKelway, Mrs. Edna John
ston and Mrs. William C. Johnston
spoke briefly.
Mis. Richard W. Hogue, entertained
the third of a series of parlor meetings,
sponsored by the Committee on Living
Costs, Dr. Philip Wright, w'as the
speaker. Mrs. Mercer Johnston Is
chairman and announces another meet
ing will be held February’ 17, at the
Womens National Democratic Club.
All members of the league are invltled.
Cleveland Park W. C. T. U„ will meet
at the home of Mrs. D. C. Crain, 2943
Tilden street, tomorrow at 2 o’clock.
The assistant hostesses will be Mrs.
Eugene Crawford, Mrs. Chas. Burnett,
Mrs. H. N. Scruggs and Mrs. Gladys
Taft.
Lincoln YV. R. C. will meet tomor
row night at 8 o'clock at 1015 L street,
with Mrs. Cora Manoly presiding.
Federation of Women’s Clubs.—Mrs.
Edgar B. Meritt, president, presided at
a meeting Monday at the Roosevelt
Hotel. Tribute was paid to the memory
of Mrs. Grace Ross Chamberlin.
Joseph Kaufman spoke for the Com
munity Chest. Miss Mary Lackey,
principal of the Dennison Vocational
School, spoke. Miss Mary Apple was
soloist, with Miss Jessie Olin as ac
companist.
Mrs. Phelps, chairman of law’ and
legislation, presented resolutions, which
w-ere adopted, in opposing a bill to re
peal the 60-40 definite proportion plan
of providing revenue for the District of
Columbia and a request for an oppor
tunity to present its arguments at
hearings on the bill be given; also op
position to the salary reduction of
Federal employes as presented in cer
tain bills introduced in Congress; also
bills H. R. 5821, H. R. 5822 and H. R.
5823 were opposed and requests for an
opportunity to present its arguments at
the hearings on the bills; indorsement
of the bill introduced by Senator Cap
per to control the sale, possession and
transfer and use of firearms in the Dis
trict of Columbia was voted; reaffirma
tion of previous indorsement of the
bill S. 1155, introduced by Senator
Capper to establish a board of inde
terminate sentence and parole, and bill
S. 101 to provide for the discontinuance
of the use as dwellings of buildings
situated in alleys in the District of Co
lumbia.
George Hastings, administrative sec
retary to President Hoover, spoke on
“Child Welfare.”
Mrs. Ella Logan, chairman of the
department of education, announced
the program for a meeting to be held
in Mount Pleasant branch, Public Li
brary, Sixteenth and Lamont streets,
February 10 at 2 p.m. in honor of the
George Washington Bicentennial. Mrs.
Henry F. Sawtelle will present “George
Washington, the Builder of the Na
tion"; Mrs. L. T. Jones will tell of
"George Washington, the Leader of
Men”; Mrs. F. C. Brinley will talk on
“George Washington, the Christian
Gentleman.” The public is invited,
Mrs. William T. Reed sang, with
Mrs. J. Harry Cunningham as accom
panist. Mrs. Gertrude Lyons, presi
dent of the Federation of Music Clubs;
Mrs. Hostetter of Shelton, Nebr., and
Mrs. Cook of Somerset, Ky., were
guests.
The next regular meeting will be held
February 29, with a patriotic program
in keeping with the George Washington
Bicentennial program.
The radio program tomorrow morn
ing over Station WJSV at 10:45 o'clock
will be musical. Mrs. Thelma Selinger
Klein, concert soloist, will give a group
of numbers, with her husband, Earl
Klein, as accompanist. Mrs. Helen M.
Hunter will announce.
Mrs. Howard L. Hodgkins, State
president of the Wakefield Memorial
Association, will speak on “Wakefield”
at 10:45 o'clock Friday morning on the
“Among Women” program, sponsored
by the federation, over Station WMAL.
Mrs. Hunter will introduce the speaker.
The Soroptomist Club lunched at
the La Fayette Hotel last Wednesday.
Dr. Clyde W. Phelps, professor of eco
nomics at the University of Chatta
nooga, was honor guest and speaker.
Miss Erna Embrey and Earl Nalls, so
loists, accompanied by Mrs. Jewell
Downs, gave a musical program.
Thomas Clancy of New York City gave
a brief talk on “Ocean Travel of To
day.”
Among those attending the regional
conference In Detroit are Mrs. Nell
Hysong, president, and Regional Repre
sentatives Mrs. Ruby Lee Minar, past
international president; Mrs. Betsy Ann
Fisher and Mrs. Mary Catherine Lewis.
Chapter B, P. E. O.. was entertained
at a luncheon Tuesday at the home
of Mrs. R. L. Lynch, 1337 Girard street,
Miss Jessie O. Elting, Miss Myrtle Mc
Coy and Mrs. Edson Briggs were as
sisting hostesses. Miss Maguire spoke
for the Community Chest. The presi
dent, Miss Elting, presided.
Mrs. Worthy P. Stems, Mrs. Robert
McMillan, Mrs. Sidney Jacobs, Mrs.
A. H. Williams and Mrs. E. O. Wood
ruff gave reports.
The president announced the next
co-operative luncheon February 3 at
1010 F street.
"Honoring the Founders” was the
subject of a paper written by Mrs. W.
F. Kopp, Chapter Original A, Iowa, a
niece of Clara Bktd Kopp, ao» at the
Curtis Meets Radio Personality
AND BOTH OF THEM GO BEFORE THE MICROPHONE.
VICE PRESIDENT CURTIS and Peggy Clarke, program director of WJSV,
caught by the camera just before they broadcast last week from the
annual dinner of the Women's Bar Association of the District. Miss
Clarke, who announced the program, is showing the Vice President her
Introductory script.
founders of the P. E. O. Sisterhood,
which was read by Mrs. Robert G.
Simmons. A candle-lighting service
was given in memory of the seven
founders of the P. E. O. Sisterhood.
Those who took part in this ceremony
were Mrs. Le Roy Palmer, Mrs. Frank
Fuller, Mrs. Worthy P. Stems, Mrs. E.
O. Woodruff, Mrs. F. B. Curtis. Mrs.
A. H. Williams, Mrs. Robert Miller,
Mrs. R. M. Wolfe, Mrs. Horton H.
McKeever, Mrs. John F. Putnam, Mrs.
E. P. Lomas, Mrs. May M. Reed, Mrs.
Hiram Jones and Mrs. W. F. Foster.
Guests were Mrs. Lacey. Chapter AB,
Santa Ana, Calif.; Mrs. Draper. Chap
ter C, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Mrs. Max Hos
tettler, Chapter BI, Nebraska; Mrs.
Roebson, Chapter M, Omaha; Mrs.
Caldwell, Chapter I, St. Paul, Minn.;
Mrs. F. G. Savage, president, Chapter
C. and Mrs. E. L. Newby, president
Chapter D, of this city; Mrs. Ellis
Logan. Chapter C.; Mrs. Lampson.
Mrs. Helen Turley, Mrs. Davies and
Mrs. Shaw, also of Washington
The next meeting will be held Feb
ruary 9 at 8 o’clock at the home of
Mrs. E H. Pitcher, 3910 McKinley
street, Chevy Chase.
Women's City Club.—The French
section. Muss Etta H. Austin, chairman,
will be hostesses at the tea this after
noon.
Mrs. T. H. Dawson, chairman of the
Monday bridge section, announces a
luncheon for tomorrow at 12 noon.
The class in Old Testament literature
will meet Tuesday at 3 p.m. The sub
ject for the day is "The Singer of
Israel."
Meeting of the book review section,
Mrs. Paul D. Bunker, chairman, Tues
day at 4 :45 p.m.
Mrs. Merritt O. Chance, chairman,
will preside at the House Committee
dinner meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m.
At the monthly business meeting
Wednesday at 8 p.m. the club will elect
a committee to nominate the candi
dates for election at the annual meet
ing in May. Miss F. Evelyn Paton, sec
retary of the Committee on Nursing
Activities and Health Aids of the
American Red Cross, will speak on a
proposed course In home hygiene and
care of the sick.
Zonta Club.—A business meeting was
held Wednesday at the Raleigh Hotel.
The president, Mrs. Amelia Gude
Thomas, presided. Arrangements were
made for the benefit recital to be given
at Wardman Park Theater February 5
for the benefit of the Zonta student
loan fund, when Miss Evelyn Davis,
dancer, and Miss Frances Gutelius,
pianist, will be the artists.
Mrs. Emily Dickinson, vice president,
has issued invitations for a tea at her
home, 2839 Twenty-ninth street, next
Saturday afternoon, in honor of Mrs.
Thomas. She will be assisted at the
tea table by Mrs. Nan Street and Miss
Hettie Anderson.
The Sixteenth Street Heights Club
met Tuesday at the home of Mrs. J.
Clyde Marquis, 1737 Irving street. Mrs.
R. Kent Beattie, who recently returned
from the Orient, gave a talk on Japan
and the Furcsiki and displayed her
collection of articles and prints. The
next meeting will be February 9 at the
home of Mrs. O. E. Sweet, 7619 Thir
teenth street.
The Progressive Seniors will hold a
semi-monthly meeting Wednesday at
7:30 p.m. in the Y. W. C. A., Seven
teenth and K streets. An invitation is
extended to men and women who are
interested in leisure-time activities, co
operative and cultural recreations.
Kit Carson Woman's Relief Corps, at
the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines’ Club
house, held a public installation of the
officers, as follows: President, Mrs. Marie
Summers; senior vice president, Mrs.
Mary H. Wingate; junior vice president,
Mrs. Sara M. McMillan; secretary, Mrs.
Louise Watson; treasurer, Miss Augusta
B. Palmer; chaplain, Mrs. May Steele
Howie; conductor, Mrs. Anna I. Kirkley;
guard, Miss Emma S. Kibbey; patriotic
instructor, Mrs. E. Bugbee; assistant
conductor. Miss Etta P. Moore; assistant
guard, Miss L. Feathers; press corre
spondent (acting), Mrs. Louise Watson;
musician (acting), Miss Augusta B.
Palmer; color bearers, Mrs. Mary E.
Di Marzo, Mrs. Anna J. Marks, Mrs.
Minnie C. Oxley and Miss Edith Wilson.
The retiring president, having re
ceived the gold testimonial of the order,
as president in 1922, was presented with
a gold piece. Greetings were received
from the department president, Mrs.
Addle Wheeler Hickman, and her staff;
the corps presidents and members, also
from the representatives of the various
patriotic organizations.
Members are invited to attend the
department convention February 2, 4
and 5, at 7:30 o’clock, at Pythian
Temple.
The next meeting will be held at the
home of Mrs. Summers, 224 Tenth
street northeast, February 16, at
8 o’clock.
Columbian Women.—A program ap
propriate to the opening of the Bicen
tennial celebration has been arranged
for the February 2 meeting in Fellow
ship Hall of the Western Presbyterian
Church.
Dr. Charles Moore, chairman of the
Fine Arts Commission and chief of the
manuscript division of the Library of
Congress, who has made an extensive
study of the life of America’s first Pres
ident, will speak on “The Family Life
of George Washington.”
A program of music will be given by
Mrs. Helen Turley, contralto soloist of
the National Christian Church, and by
the George Washington University Girls’
Glee Club. The president of the uni
versity and Mrs. Cloyd Heck Marvin
will be the guests of honor. Dr. and
Mrs. J. Harvey Dunham and members
of the board of trustees of the Western
Presbyterian Church and their wives
have been invited.
Mrs. William J. Mallory, president
of Columbian Women, will be assisted
in receiving by the two woman mem
bers of the board of trustees of the
university, Mrs. Joshua Evans, jr., and
Mrs. Alvah Strong.
The faculty newcomers section will
meet at the home of Mrs. John A. Reed,
3309 Thirty-fifth street, February 6
at 2:30.
The literature section meets the sec
ond Tuesday of each month.
The sports section meets each Mon
day at 7:45 p.m. at the Y. W. C. A.
the afternoon of February 19.
The bridge section will meet at the
home of Mrs. Truman Michelson, 1710
Q street, February 24 at 2 p.m.
Girls’ Friendly Society.—At the Epiph
any branch last Monday night Miss
Pearl Cooper of the George Washington
University spoke on how to succeed in
finding the happines for which we all
are looking. On February 1. at 8:15
p.m., a monthly business meeting will
be held.
Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase.—
Frederic Lee, president of the Mont
gomery County Civic Federation, will
address the civics section next Friday
at 10:30 a m. at the Chevy Chase, Md.,
Public Library. His subject will be “The
Program of the Montgomery County
Civic Federation for 1932.”
Mrs. George Winchester Stone, who
has recently returned from Europe, w'ill
tell of unemployment conditions abroad.
Reports on the unemployment survey
in the District of Columbia and Mary
land will be given by members of the
club. Luncheon will be served with
Mrs. Robert Service as hostess.
The drama section will meet at the
home of Mrs. Frederick W. Crocker
tomorrow' for an O'Neill evening. Mrs.
Charles D. Curtiss will give her im
pressions of “When Mourning Becomes
Electra.” A one-act play wall be read.
Mrs. James F. Davidson will be the
hostess.
The social section will have a busi
ness meeting Tuesday at the home of
Mrs. Ralph W. Berry.
The Wesley Heights Child-study
Club will meet February 2 at the home
of Mrs. Charles T. Penn of Hawthorne
street, when James J. King, principal
of the Woodward School for Boys, will
speak on “How Parents May Help
Their Children in Wisely Choosing Vo
cations.” Mrs. Penn will be assisted
in receiving by Mrs. Robert O. Saun
ders and Mrs. Wesley Gewehr.
The Wesley Heights Book Review
Club met Wednesday at the home of
Mrs. Franklin D. Jones, on Glover
driveway. Mrs. Jones reviewed "West
ward Passage,” Margaret Ayer Barnes’
novel. The Program Committee an
nounced programs for the next two
months and decision wTas reached to
review one modern novel and one
classic at each of the bimonthly meet
ings. The next meeting will be Febru
ary 10, when Mrs. George S. Car 11, jr.,
will review "Hatter’s Castle.” by Dr.
A. J. Cronin, and Mrs. Arch Lockhart
Riddick will review “Andomeda.” the
life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
The National Capital Chapter of the
Delphian Society met in Lelleff’s Little
Theater last Wednesday, the president,
Mrs. T. F. Law, presiding. Guests
present were Mrs. Clarence West, Mrs.
Stone, Mrs. Daggart and Mrs. Ben
Phelps.
The literary program, “Art Treasures
of Florence and Venice,” was led by
Mrs. Arabelle H. Norton. In discussing
Florence the topic, "In the Cathedral
Square,” was given by Mrs. Retta V.
Maybee.
Others contributing to the program
were Mrs. Retta V. Maybee, Mrs. lone
M. Knowlton. Mrs. H. A. Latane, Mrs.
Allan S. Wolf, Mrs. Thomas J. Rice,
Mrs. Peyton M. Chichester, Mrs.
Hugh B. Callahan, Mrs. E. Wade Ball,
Mrs. Edwrard Stevens and Mrs. Charles
F. Schoonmaker.
The next meeting will be held Febru
ary 10 at 10 a.m. The literary pro
gram w'ill be led by Mrs. Floyd B. Ol
cott. Mrs. Ruth H. Snodgrass will
present current art events.
Les Precieuses Ridicules (Cercle Fran
cais de Washington) met Wednesday
evening at Stoneleigh Court, the host
esses being Mme. Theodore Cogswell
and Mile. Ondine Livaudais. President
M. William J. Wallis presided. Mile.
Evelyn Foster played two piano solos.
M. Henri Lazard continued his readings
on ”L’ Influence du Cinema dans la
Vie Sociale.” Mme. Ross Johnson sang,
being accompanied at the piano by
Mme. Pierre de Chauny. Mme. Marie
de Porry gave a short description of
some of the chateaux of the Inire,
illustrating her talk with projected
views. A comedy, "Au Bureau de Tele
graphe,” was presented by M. Wallis,
Mme. Cogswell and MUe Livaudais.
Curley Club—The annual Valentine
dance will be held at the Continental
Hotel next Thursday evening from 9
to midnight. William J. Boyd, chair
man of the Entertainment Committee,
has arranged several features.
At the executive meeting of the club
Thursday evening at the residence of
Francis A. McCann various means of
entertainment features were discussed,
which will follow the business meeting
during Lent. A number of distinguished
speakers will be invited.
Miss Margaret A. Nolan was admitted
to honorary membership.
Colorings on Wires.
The handy man undertaking to do
some electrical work will find that the
insulated wire supplied for this pur
pose is now furnished in a variety of
colors. These various shades may in
dicate the quality of the article or they
may be used for the purpose of iden
tifying the lines where they are strung
along in groups. In either event the
arrangement is a very excellent one,
more for the guidance of the builder
and the professional electrician than
for the amateur. Thus, architects,
contractors and building owners may
have the assurance that installations
are up to specifications without need
for complicated and expensive labora
tory tests. By means of this marking
the grades of wire in an installation
may be identified at any time for years
after the wiring system is in use. The
three grades will be marked with col
ored rubber insulation as follows:
Code, black; intermediate, red; 30 per
cent, green. Another feature of im
portance is tighter and closer braids
with an improved weatherproof finish.
The marking for the purpose of iden
tification generally consists of a com
bination of colors in the braiding of
the wire.
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For the first time in 40 years triplets
have been born in Silver'oanks, Scotland,
the father being D. J. Black, a miner,
■hft hm been, murnnhaaii In
AVIATION
BT JOSEPH S. EDGERTON.
ODAY brings to a close a month of more than normal progress
in aviation. It has been a month of solid development for air
transportation, in spite of the necessity for retrenchments to
meet the troublous financial condition of the times. It has
brought advancement for American military aviation.
Though it has been a bright month, shining with achievement,
for aeronautics, it has had its shadows as well. Darkest of these was
the death during the past week of Eddie Stinson, beloved dean of
American pilots, killed when he flew into a dusk-shrouded flagpole
while making a forced landing on a Chicago golf course. The month
also brought death to Dale “Red” Jackson, holder of the world’s re
fueling duration record, who paid the penalty for stunting in a
plane which he had been warned was not safe for acrobatics.
Aviation consolidated its position as a major factor in the field
of transportation with a series of rate reductions which brought
passenger fares over most of the country down to virtually railroad
rates, and at the same time plans were launched for increasing the
effectiveness of air transport schedules. The Post Office Department
contracted for a new airmail line into Iowa and South Dakota and
service was inaugurated January 16.
Naval aviation got away to an aus
picious start in 1932, with the U. S. S.
Akron establishing a new duration
record of 62 hours for American air
ships, work proceeding rapidly on the
Akron’s sister ship and construction of
the new West Coast airship base at
Sunnyvale, Calif., well under way.
Five Navy squadrons participated with
great success in the Miami races early
in the month and then continued on
into tropical waters for maneuvers, be
ginning tomorrow.
January proved to be an important
month for the Army Air Corps. Lead
ership of the corps changed hands,
Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois taking
over command from Maj. Gen. James
E. Fechet. Gen. Fechet, retired, began
an active campaign for strengthening
of the Nation’s aerial defenses and for
building up of aviation generally. One
of the first important steps of the year
was the appointment of Harold Gatty
as aerial navigation research engineer,
effective tomorrow. Gatty, hero of the
eight-day flight around the world with
Wiley Post, is regarded as the world’s
greatest aerial navigator. His base is
to be the Army Air Corps Materiel Di
vision, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio.
The Air Corps also was able to report
a few days ago the results of vitally
important developments in national de
fense at Wright Field, where a series
of new combat planes of vastly greater
effectiveness than any this country has
known have come into being. One of
these planes, in a routine high-altitude
engine test, established a new speed
record between Dayton and the Na
tional Capital, covering the 382 miles
in 86 minutes. Another is said by the
War Department to have a greater rate
of climb than any similar plane in the
world. A new bomber, a visitor in the
Capital during the past few days, is
characterized as the outstanding de
velopment of the year in military avia
tion. It is 45 to 50 miles per hour
faster than any plane of its size in
the world and is regarded as an exceed
ingly effective weapon.
Starving Indians Fed.
The month found the Air Corps en
gaged in a great humanitarian under
taking—the relief of thousands of snow
bound Indians, who were starving in
the high tablelands of the Southwest.
Bombardment planes, operating out of
emergency bases in Arizona, carried
thousands of pounds of food to the suf
ferers.
The month witnessed a number of
unusual flights and some new records.
Twenty-three planes, flown by amateur
pilots, engaged in the first great cross
country effort for sportsmen pilots, fly
ing from New’ York to Miami to engage
in amateur‘contests in connection with
the All-American Air Races. Maj..
James H. Doolittle flew from St. Louis
to Havana with three passengers in
less than half a day, with time out for
a stop at Jacksonville. The Akron's
62-hour flight was not her only achieve
ment during the month; she also made
a safe mooring contact with the U. S. S.
Patoka. sea-tender for Navy dirigibles.
J. R. Dulaney, jr.. made the first flight
from Havana to Vera Cruz across the
breadth of the Gulf of Mexico.
Other important January events have
been:
Offering of the Bleriot speed trophy
for international competition. Meet
ings of the National Advisory Commit
tee for Aeronautics in Washington, with
Col. Char’ ;s A. Lindbergh attending for
the first time since his appointment to
the committee, and of the Federation
Aeronautique Internationale in Paris.
At the Paris meeting changes of rules
affecting future aviation records were
agreed upon. Passage by the Senate of
a resolution providing for investigation
of the manner in which the Post Office
Department has been awarding airmail
contracts.
As the closing event in an unusual
month of aviation activity, the Aero
Club of Washington, local chapter of
the National Aeronautic Association,
last night held at the Willard Hotel its
second annual reception and ball in
honor of American flyers who estab
lished new records during 1931.
Westover Takes Office.
Lieut. Col. Oscar Westover, Army
Air Corps, who has just been appoint
ed assistant chief of the corps, with
the rank of brigadier general, will as
sume office here tomorrow. He was
appointed for a term of four years to
fill the vacancy created by the promo
tion of Gen. Foulois. Gen. Westover
has been relieved from duty as in
structor at the Command and General
Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Gen. Westover, like Gen. Foulois and
his predecessor, Gen. Fechet. rose from
the ranks. Unlike Gen. Foulois, who
has been flying for 23 years, however,
Gen. Westover began his career as an
airplane pilot in 1924, at the age of
41 years, when he was graduated from
a one-year course at the Air Corps Ad
vanced Flying School, Kelly Field, Tex.
There are few men in the history of
aviation who have learned to fly at
that age; many pilots have retired from
active flying before reaching the age
of 40.
Though Gen. Westover did not qualify
as an airplane pilot until 1924. he has
been connected with the Air Corps in
one capacity or another for many years.
Bom in West Bay City, Mich., July
23, 1883, Gen. Westover began his mili
tary career as an enlisted man in the
Engineers upon his graduation from
high school. He was appointed to West
Point from the ranks, graduated in
1906 and commissioned a lieutenant of
Infantry. He remained in Infantry
until, with the rank of captain, he
transferred to the Signal Corps and
was advanced to the temporary rank
of major in September, 1917.
Late in the war he took charge of
the storage and traffic department of
the Bureau of Aircraft Production and
was promoted to the rank of lieutenant
colonel, Air Service, in August, 1918.
From just after the Armistice until the
following July he served as assistant
executive in the Bureau of Aircraft Pro
duction in Washington and then, in the
office of the director of Air Service,
where he received temporary promotion
to colonelcy.
Begins Flying Career.
Then, while serving as executive, Air
Corps, and chairman of the United
States Claims Board, he reverted to his
Regular Army rank of major. Maj.
Westover began his flying career in the
Balloon School at Ross Field, Calif., in
1921 and went into the Airship School
the following year. He received in turn
the rating of balloon observer and air
ship pilot. He won the national elimi
nation free balloon race at Milwaukee
in June, 1922, and as a result became
Army entrant in the international bal
loon race at Geneva, Switzerland, in
August, 1922. In that year he became
director of Aircraft Production in
Washington.
Going to Kelly Field, Gen. Westover
won his airplane pilot rating, and sev
eral years later qualified as aerial ob
| server.
In 1924, after graduating from Kel
ley Field, OLen. Westover became execu
ttjp jOOgiHlt p-angjflg HMd, 3(h)
late In the year commanding officer of
that post and commandant of the Air
Corps Tactical School, then located
there. After two years in command of
the tactical school, he became a student
in that school (in such manner are
armies operated) and graduated in
1927. He then went to the Command
and General Staff School at Fort
Leavenworth as a student and, upon
graduating in 1928, became a member
of the faculty there.
A year ago Gen. Westover was pro
moted to the permanent Army rank
of lieutenant colonel. In addition to
the four aeronautical ratings he holds
(he is one of the few men in the Air
Corps to hold all four ratings) Gen.
Westover also holds the Distinguished
Service Medal for meritorious wartime
service.
Radio Study at Home.
Officers of the local Naval Reserve
Aviation Squadron, which trains at the
Anacostia Naval Air Station, are tak
ing a course in radio code in their own
homes. It was found to be so difficult
to find opportunity for frequent radio
code drills for the Reserve officers that
the local Reserve division decided to
build small individual short-wave re
ceiving sets, which are to be issued to
division pilots and used by them in their
tomes until all officers have been put
through a full course.
The division completed scheduled
training in navigation, with radio com
munication, for the current fiscal year
last month. All pilots of the division
averaged 15 hours’ flying time in dead
reckoning aerial navigation problems
and two-way aerial radio communica
tions.
Propeller Warning Issued.
Warning to Uncle Sam's flying sailors
to take no chances with faulty propel
lers is sounded in the latest bulletin
of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics.
Because the modem airplane propeller
seldom causes trouble is no indication
that it can be taken for granted at all
times as completely dependable, without
regular inspection and attention, it
was pointed out.
‘‘Some idea of the necessity for proper
care in design, test and maintenance of
a propeller may be obtained from the
fact that the centrifugal force alone
acting at the shear shoulders of a 10
foot propeller blade rotating at 2.000
revolutions per minute is approximately
100,000 pounds,” It was stated. "To this
force is added the bending and torque
loads, which are vibratory in nature
and thereby further complicate matters.”
It is because of the tremendous forces
acting in and on an airplane propeller
hub that difficulty has been encoun
tered in designing an effective variable
pitch propeller, though such a pro
peller long has been recognized as one
of the great needs of aviation.
The problems involved In developing
the controllable pitch propeller are
being given serious consideration by the
best propeller talent in the country. It
was pointed out. Several fairly effec
tive designs have been put into opera
tion, but as yet there is no controllable
pitch propeller design accepted for gen
eral use.
Tests at the Anacostia Naval Air Sta
tion have covered a variety of the prin
ciples involved in some of the more re
cent controllable pitch propellers.
Various Methods Employed.
One of the controllable propellers
upon which the flight test section at
Anacostia is working utilizes the bal
ance between the thrust on the blades
and a series of heavy springs in the
hub to give automatic control. Another
is controlled by the pressure of oil In a
cylinder, fed through the crank shaft.
Still another employs a small electric
motor In the hub, working through a
long train of gears to rotate the blades.
"In these developments of the con
trollable pitch propeller,” it was stated,
“the ingenuity and ability of the engi
neers is particularly well Illustrated by
the fact that equipment which will soon
be serviceable is being produced at a
surprisingly small increase over the
weight of our regular service propellers.”
The modem airplane propeller Is of
the detachable blade type, the separate
blades being keyed into a hub. In the
case of the aluminum blades, they are
forged from aluminum bars. Drop
hammer forging presses bring the bar
to within one thirty-second inch of
the finished dimensions and the blade
is finished by machine and handwork.
Finished blades are inspected for ac
curacy of dimensions, angle of twist
and other factors and are balanced
against a master blade to secure abso
lute uniformity. Hubs are of chrome
vanadium steel exquisitely machined to
take the butts of the blades and to key
to the engine crankshaft.
It is the practice of both Army and
Navy to subject to rigid tests on special
test stands at the Army Air Corps ma
teriel division base, Wright Field, Day
ton, Ohio, all new experimental pro
pellers or standard designs which in
volve any change in blade dimensions
or in altered distribution of the metal.
Rigid Tests Imposed.
The Army has constructed at Wright
Field giant test stands on which pro
pellers larger than any now in opera
tion may be whirled to the point of
failure. Experimental propellers or
those involving changed design .are
given a 10-hour run at 100 per cent
overload and about 25 per cent greater
speed than they will get in operation.
Experimental designs, in addition, get
a 50-hour test to prove strength under
vibration.
The test stands are among the most
interesting of aeronautical test equip
ment. They are designed to take up
the terrific shocks when a propeller,
revolving at tremendous speed, shat
ters. The force of a blade, hurled
from its hub by breakage at high speed
is estimated as equal to that of a 4-inch
field gun fired at point blank range.
Safeguards must be provided to pre
vent the blade causing damage w'hen it
lets go. To care for the shock of the
motor, which might rip the whole test
stand apart, the giant electric engines
are bonded into a mount composed of
scores of tons of concrete and steel,
embedded many feet in the earth. Ob
servers are buried in a bomb-proof
vault covered with several feet of wood
and metal, designed to take up the
force of a direct blow from a shattered
blade. Observations are made through
a periscope arrangement. So terrible
is the noise made by the propellers
under test at high speeds that special
gold plugs have been designed for the
ears, and even with this protection,
some observers are subject to nausea
after being exposed very long to the
sound, even in their dugouts.
Alaskan Planes Prove Worth.
All mall in Alaska will be carried by
air in the near future, because it not
only is the quickest but also the cheap
est form of transportation in the ter
ritory, in the opinion of Joe Crosson,
veteran Alaskan pilot, who now is pay
| ing his first visit to the United States
TRAFFIC IN WAVE
LENGTHS FOUGHT
Lafount Seeks Rigid Order
Governing Sale of
Radio Stations.

TV> prevent “trafficking’ in wave
lengths and licenses of broadcasting
stations in which it believes many in
terests have indulged on a grand
scale, the Federal Radio Commission is
prepared to adopt a rigid order tighten
ing up on requirements governing sales
of stations.
Fabulous sums lately have been paid
for "haywire” stations of little tangible
value, according to Federal Radio Com
missioner Harold A. Lafount, obviously
for the purpose of procuring the wave
length priivleges, which should have no
monetary value, but which simply are
franchises given by the Federal Gov
ernment on the guarantee of service to
be rendered to the public.
A motion drafted by Mr. lafount de
signed to terminate such operations
probably will be adopted by the com
mission forthwith. It has received ap
proval by the legal division, which holds
the subject is within the perview of the
commission. The order will become ef
fective on adoption.
Would Require Details.
As proposed by Commissioner lafount,
the order would require that all ap
plications for assignment of radio sta
tion licenses be accompanied by a
sworn statement containing detailed in
formation as to the terms of the pro
posed transfer and all other pertinent
fiscal data, by which the commission
would be enabled to place a definite
valuation on the property as compared
with the proposed sales price. If too
great a figure is placed on the item of
good will of the business as a going
concern the commission would be in
position to determine whether the
transaction exceeds limitations and
whether it can be adjudged an improper
sale of a Government franchise.
Broadcasting stations are selling at
a premium these days because it is
virtually impossible to procure new
stations in desirable localities and
trade areas. The ether, figuratively,
is crammed full and the demand for
stations is great. Few desirable sta
tions are on the market and those
that are sold bring handsome prices.
It is not unusual for a regional station
of 1,000-watts power in a medium sized
city to bring $500,000, while recently
several local stations of 100-watts
power in urban areas have brought
half that figure.
Other Data Sought.
The Lefount motion asks that all
applicants for transfer of their sta
tions be required, with other things,
to submit complete lists of all assets
to be transferred, including a descrip
tion of all radio equipment. Item.zed
statements showing actual cost of re
placement of the property, as well as
the present value, and a statement
showing receipts and disbursements,
together with profit or loss for the
three months preceding the month in
which the assignment is requested,
also would be required.
Finally, the applicant would have to
present a statement showing the price,
terms and all other conditions of the
proposed sale or transfer. This would
be signed both by the station owner
and the prospective purchaser.
(Copyright. 1932.)
NAVAL RESERVE HERE
HAS NEW EQUIPMENT
Transmitter Installed at Armory
to Be Used in Thursday
Night Drills.
The District of Columbia Naval Com
munication Reserve, with Lieut. C. A.
Briggs, nationally prominent radio
amateur, commanding, has completed
its new short-wave transmitter in the
Naval Reserve Armory at the Navy
Yard. The station is now on the air,
equipped with crystals to operate on
3.475 or 4.045 kilocycles. It will be used
in the regular national drills conducted
over the air Thursday nights among the
control and alternate control radio sta
tions of the Communication Reserve in
the various naval districts throughout
the United States.
Various units of operators, almost all
of them amateurs, who are co-operating
with the Navy, conduct the drills on dif
ferent Thursday nights, adjusting the
transmitter, answering calls and hand
ling traffic. The first national radio drill
with the new station was held January
14, and was noteworthy in that all of
the reserve stations in commisison
throughout the country were "on the
air” so that 100 per cent "attendance”
was realized for the first time.
Station NED, the control station for
the District of Columbia, led all of the
stations, being logged as perfected to
within 10 cycles per unit. The new
frequency of 3,475 kilocycles was re
ported very satisfactorv. with skip dis
tance effects virtually absent. The
amateurs conduct these tests under
naval auspices as training for emergen
cies such as the World War, when thou
sands of amateurs were impressed into
the country's various radio services.
Radio “Pirates" Numerous.
Foreign reports indicate that radio
“pirates” in Turkey, where a $44 per
annum listener’s license fee is charged,
outnumber license holders by about
three to one. There are only 5.000
licensed radio sets in Turkey. The re
fusal to make payments is usually ex
plained with the excuse that reception
in Asia Minor is extraordinarily poor.
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May Set Paris A-Ringing.
A threat that “100 reaction detectors
will set Paris a-ringing” has been made
by French Communists, who promise
to adopt such a campaign if any at
tempt is made to drown the broad
casts from Moscow, as suggested in one
of the weekly reviews.
contracts,” which are renewed every
three years, Crosson said. Aviation
has taken a permanent place in the
lives of the Alaskans because of the
tremendous advantages it has to offer
over ground methods of travel, Crosson
pointed out.
He cited as an example the difference
in travel between Fairbanks and Nome,
under the old and new systems. Dog
teams require from 26 to 30 days for
the run of more than 500 miles, he
said, while planes make it in five
hours. The cost of a passenger ticket
on the sledges is about $500; on the
planes, $200.
“Even with bad weather,” Crosson
told an interviewer in New York, ‘‘we
can fly part way, rest for a week or
more and still beat the dog trains to
their destinations.”
So insistent is the demand for airmail
service that the airmail has become
virtually a rural free delivery service,
Crosson said. Planes of his line,
Alaskan Airways, make 26 stops in a
200-mile stretch, he said.
Airplane travel is becoming more and
more general in the Alaskan territory,
and the United States Government is
calling upon civil aviation there more
Sind more for assistance. United States
marshals have come to rely on plane
service. Administrators of all kinds,
survey parties and Government officials
would find their work sorely hampered
if the airlines were to suspend opera
tions.
So marked has been the aviation
growth of the great northern territory
that today Alaska, with 62 auxiliary
landing fields, built and maintained by
the Government, has more o£ these
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