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Indianapolis Conference Tliree-Day National Parley to Open Tomorrow. Belgrano and Mrs. A. C. Carlson to Greet Delegates. A THREE-DAY conference of de partment commanders and adjutants of the American le gion throughout the country will be held at national head quarters at Indianapolis. Department Comdr. James O'Connor Roberts, Adjt. Howard S. Fisk, Watson B. Miller, chairman of the National Rehabilita tion Committee; John Thomas Taylor, vice chairman of the National Legisla tive Committee; Carl Brown, national service officer; John Lewis Smith, na tional executive committeeman for the District of Columbia, and various members of the Sails of the national committees with headquarters in this city, are en route to the session. It will open tomorrow morning and con tinue through Wednesday. The conference will open with the invocation by Rev. Park W. Hunting ton, national chaplain, followed by greetings from Frank N. Belgrano, jr., national commander; Mrs. A. C. Carl son, national president of the Amer ican Legion Auxiliary, and John D. Crowley, chef de Chemin de Fer, Forty and Eight. The session Tuesday will be fea tured at noon by the annual tele graphic roll call, when telegrams will be received from all parts oi the coun try showing the number of paid-up members for the 1935 year. The final session will be addressed by Thomas M. Owen, jr., national his torian, and National Comdr. Belgrano. Tlie visiting officials will be enter tained tomorrow night at a banquet of the Voiture Nationale La Société des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux in honor of National Comdr. Belgrano; Chef de Chemin de Fer John D. Crowley. Na tional Treasurer Neal Grider at the Indianapolis Athletic Club and a luncheon Tuesday noon at the same club as guests of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. The speakers will be Comdr. Belgrano and Past Na tional Comdr. Edward Hayes. The first meeting of Lincoln Post under the commandership of G. W. Taylor and his newly elected officers will be held tomorrow night In the Riggs Bank Building. Fourteenth street and Park road. The mandates of the annual convention at Miami, Fla.. will be discussed. The annual Christmas party few needy children will also be planned. Proceeds for this party will be raised by an oyster roast and barbeque the afternoon of December 2 at the Eastern Power Boat Club, Fourteenth and Water streets southeast. Post colors and the colors of its squadron of Sons of the Legion were massed at the services of the Un known Soldier at Arlington and at the grave of George Diiboy, Congres sional Medal of Honor man, Armistice day. The colors of the squadron, carried by Color Bearers Culver and Arthur Zimmer, were presented to the squadron in memory and honor of George Diiboy and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wolfe, At the meeting of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Poet, No. 23, last Monday, three members were presented with gifts of appreciation, as follows: Adjt. Helen Oberadoerfer, a gold Legion pin; Finance Officer Thomas McDonough, an American Legion bill-fold, and Past Chairman of the Ways and Means Robert Mont gomery, a bill-fold. The poet voted through its accept ance of the Executive Committee's report, to sponsor its own Christmas party. Names of needy children, not necessarily veterans' children, *111 be submitted by Bureau of Engraving and Printing employes. Refreshments were served. Meeting? This Week. Monday—Lincoln Post, No. 17, Riggs Bank Building, Fourteenth street and Park road, 8 p.m. Tuesday—Vincent B. Costello Post, No. 15, board room, Dis trict Building, 8 p.m.; Second Division Post, No. 28, New Co lonial Hotel, installation of offi cers; Banker Hill Post, No. 31, 3516 Thirteenth street, 8 p.m. Wednesday—Stephen P. Mc Groarty Post, No. 27, Thomas Circle jClub, installation of offi cers; Stanley Church Depue Post, No. 30, Plaza Hotel, 8 p.m. Thursday—James E. Walker Post. No. 26, Y. M. C. Α., Twelfth and Τ streets, 8 pan. Post, No. 29, last Tuesday night In Odd Fellows' Temple, the poet voted to or ganize an auxiliary following an ad dress by Miss Edna Mcintosh, presi dent of the Department of the Dis trict of Columbia, American Legion Auxiliary. The auxiliary will be limited to the Immediate relatives of post members. Plans were completed for a dance at Sunnybrook, Md„ November 24. The post will also give a bingo party December 19 at Odd Fellows' Hall. Comdr. George H. Crisman presided at the meeting. Tank Corps Post, No. 19, met last Monday at Legion headquarter». Reso lutions were approved condemning the activities in colleges enlisting the stu dents in a movement refusing to serve the country In time of war whether It be aggressive or defensive and com mending the spirit displayed by the students of one high school m refusing to be misled into a general strike pro moted by "Red" agitators during recent athletic differences. Committeemen were named by the commander as follows: Membership, the commander; welfare and relief. Wade T. Ackers; child welfare, Harry Hedlund; graves registration, A. J. Witten, and the commander and senior vice commander were elected as execu tive committeeman and alternate, re spectively. Three new members were admitted to Stephen P. McGroarty Post, No. 27. at its last meeting, as follows: Daniel Q. Drake, Russell E. Roes, and Oden J. Sampson. The following officers were elected: Commander, David W. Close ; first vice commander, George J. Rohrich; second vice commander, Harry G. Scheitlin; finance officer, Egbert E. Corwin; Quartermaster, Frank G. Howell; chaplain, Rev. Alton B. Altfather; surgeon. Eral O. Pollock; historian, Wiley M. Fuller; sergeant at arms, Carl F. Welsh; color bearers, Herbert S. Ryder and Arthur A. King. They will be installed by First Vice Depart ment Comdr. Horace W. Lineburg at a special meeting November 21 at the Thomas Circle Club. The depart ment officers and other post com manders and the members of Stephen P. McGroarty Unit, American Legion Auxiliary, will be guests. The post voted to investigate the feasibility oi establishing an annual award of a Legion medal for an out standing member of the Cadet Corps of Western High School, in memory of Stephen P. McGroarty, who was a member of that corps. Munson H. Lane, himself a former member of the Cadet Corps of Western High School, was appointed chairman of the committee. Installation of officers of Jane A. Delano Poet was held at the War Mothers' Home November 8. They are: Commander, Mrs. Elizabeth Es slclt; senior vice commander, Miss Nellie Rothwell; junior vice com mander. Miss Zaidee Kibler; chaplain, Mrs. May Lee Reinoehl; historian, Miss Marietta Pierson. Comdr. Essick has chosen for her staff: Adjutant, Mrs. Isabel Knight; finance officer, Mrs. Mabel Day; ser geant at arms. Miss Eleanor May nard; color bearers, Miss Rothwell and Miss West; quartermaster, Mrs. Bertha See ring; alternate District executive, Mijs Marjorie Woodzell; legislative officer, Miss Margaret Ryan; member ship officer. Miss Mary Hawthorne; graves registration officer, Miss Mari etta Pierson; ways and means officer. Miss Anne Pryde; welfare officers, Miss Maxey and Miss Bailey; pub licity officer. May Lee Reinoehl. Heads of committees and liaison officers will be appointed later. The admlselon of 11 new members and official reports of the national convention at Miami, Fla., featured the meeting of Sergt. Jasper Post, No. 13, at the Thomas Circle Club Thurs day evening. The new members ad mitted were: . Henry Booth Cor ley, Henry Parker Hill, Joseph Wilmer Smith, William Wallace Prentice, Walter Jones Schuler, James Moore, Charles William Lund, Kenneth Smith Cratsley, James Henry McCarthy, James G. Cornwall and William Perry Biggs. Reports of the convention were given by Comdr. William A. McCallum, Capt. William P. Kerschner, Past Comdrs. Joseph P. Malloy and Ed Ward P. Marthill, the latter submitting a special report on veteran*' prefer ence resolutions. E. Morgan Pryse was the winner of the membership prize donated by Past Department Comdr. Ferdinand O. Fraser. A resolution was adopted to award Past Comdrs. John J. Orlosky, Thomas J. Frailey and Joseph J. Mal loy gold commander badges. The post also voted to honor retiring Comdr. Joseph t. Malloy by a testimonial din ner, to be held in January. Comdr. William A. McCallum presided. Comdr. Hargrave has called a meeting of the Membership Commit tee of Fort Stevens Poet for Wed nesday at 306 Kennedy street. A meeting of all interested In or ganizing a squadron of the sons of veterans are invited to a meeting in the post's hall November 30. There will be a card party and dance at the hall December 30 for the members and their wives. Moving pictures of the Miami con vention parade, presented by John Day, son of Past Comdr. Day, of the Jane A. Delano Post, featured the meeting of the U. S. S. Jacob Jones Post Monday evening at the Thomas Circle Club. Past Comdr. Tatspaugh announced a meeting at McKinley High School next Wednesday evening for all mem bers of the drill team. Past Comdr. Jane Breen, in charge of the U. S. S. Jacob Jones Squadron, Sons of the American Legion, re ported. The colors were presented by Past Comdr. Kate K. Briggs. Government Printing Office Post, No. 33, will meet tomorrow at 7 pan. Officers will be installed. Armistice Day ceremonies were held November 12 when the Public Printer, Department Comdr. Roberts and Past Department Comdr. Fraser spoke. The post will hold an all-profes sional musical revue next Thursday night, ι » 14 row BiHDAY ΟΛΝΙΪ Eight and Forty Also to Dine in Alexandria De cember 12. Salon Mo. 14, Eight and Forty, American Legion Auxiliary, Depart ment of the District of Columbia, held a special meeting at the home of Mrs, Amelia Roberg and made arrange ments for a birthday dinner and dance to be held at Gadsby's Tavern in Alexandria, Va., December 12. Make reservation» with Miss Bess Faine, Flagler Apartments, 736 Twenty-second street, not later than December 8. At a social, prizes were awarded Marie Luebkert, Jennie Knight, Willette Preston and Rose DuBois. At the Armistice service at Arlington last Sunday, Miss Mabel Staub, placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the name of the national organization. Mrs. Mary Kolhos, past chapeau departmental, also placed a wreath, in the name of this salon. The colors were carried by Ethel Fowler and Helen McCabe. Mrs. A. C. Carlson, national presi dent of the American Legion Aux iliary, was a guest of honor at a silver tea held at the home of Mrs. Helen McCabe, ways and means chairman. Le Chapeau Mabel Staub presided at the tea table while the president of the· American Legion Auxiliary of the District of Columbia, Miss Edna Mc In tosh, presided over the punch bowl. The next meeting of this salon will be held November 21 at the Washing ton Hotel. At a recent meeting held at the home of La Surintendante Ethel Fowler, the following committee chair man appointments were approved: Mrs. Irene Arnold, distinguished guests; Miss Emily Carey, la secre taire; Miss Teresa P&ro, assistant la secretaire; Miss Marie Luebkert, la cassiere; Mrs. Ethel Fowler and Mrs. Louise White, color bearers; Mrs, Dorothy Harper, child welfare; Mrs. Ola Lee, publicity; Mrs. Amy Ham mond, membership; Miss Florence Bueckley, cheerio; Mrs, Ada Murray, music; Mrs. Jennie Knight, memorials and necrologist; Miss Ann Nevttt, hospitality; Mrs. Eunice Cox, regalia; Mrs. Sue Mims, property custodian; Mrs. Helen McCabe, ways and means; Mrs. Bess Faine, entertainment; Mrs. Willette Preston, education of war orphans; Mrs. Lois McRae, salon activities, and Miss Emily Carey, con stitution and by-laws. Victory Unit No. 4 met at the home of Past President Mrs. P. Σ. Doleman, with the new president, Mrs. T. C. Chapman, presiding. Tentative plans were made for preparing baskets to be distributed to the needy for Thanks giving. and various plans were discussed for raising funds to carry on the wel fare work during the comin^year. A card and bingo party will be held at Southern Dairies December 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. This unit furnished the wreath of poppies placed on the John Paul Jones Memorial on Navy day by Mrs. Gregory Cipriani, past department vice presi dent, representing the District of Columbia Department. The unit took part in the Armistice day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, the unit's colors being carried by Boy Scouts. The unit also furnished the wreath of poppies placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the de partment president, Miss M. Edna Mc intosh. Mrs. Doleman entertained at ft social In honor oi her nineteenth wed ding anniversary. She was presented with an electric percolator, a gift from her many friends In the unit. The new officers and committee chairmen are as follows: Mrs. T. C. Chapman, president; Mrs. Catherine Mills, first vice president; Mrs. P. E. Doleman, second vice president; Mrs. Blanche Crory, treasurer; Mrs. A. N. Schroeder, chaplain; Miss Ella Mae Doleman, secretary; Mrs. Helen Ladd bush, sergeant-at-arma; Mrs. Claudia Hansen, historian; Mrs. Marion Martin, parliamentarian: Mrs. Amelia Quinto and Mrs. Sarah Bachelor, color bearers: Mrs. Joseph H. Mims, Mrs. Mary Oley and Mrs. R. W. By waters, executive committee at large. Committees: Ways and means, Mrs. Catherine Mills; membership, Mrs. Claudia Hansen; Americanism and national defense. Mrs. P. E. Doleman; rehabilitation, Mrs. A. N. Schroeder; child welfare, Mrs. Amelia Quinto; sick calls, Mrs. R. W. Bywaters; me mo-rials and memorial exercises, Mrs. Sarah. Bachelor; publicity, Mrs. Marlon Martin: Pidac, Mrs. Blanch Crory; entertainment, Mrs. Helen Laddbush; legislation and constitu tion and by-laws, Mrs. Jœeph a Mims: poppies, Mrs. Ferdinand Johan sen: trophies and awards, Mrs. Ella Mitchell; radio and music, Mrs. Cath erine August; auditing, Mrs. Claudia Hansen, Mrs. Helen Laddbush and Mrs. Catherine Mills. Vincent B. Costello Unit, No. 15, held its installation exercises at the Thomas Circle Club. The retiring president, Miss Nlcie Perrell, presided. Past Department President Mrs. Edythe O'Connor installed the new of ficers, as follows: Miss Irene Sheehan, president; Miss Blanche B. Knott and Mrs. Mary Kehoe, vice presidents; Mrs. Ada Murray, property custodian; Mrs. Mary Murray, chaplain; Mrs. Agnes Hazard, sergeant at arms; Miss Florence Beughley, historian, and Mrs. Marcozzi and Mrs. Serra, color bearers. The retiring president presented corsages to the Incoming president and the department officers. Depart ment President Miss Edna Mcintosh and her staff were present. The na tional executive commltteewoman's ribbon was presented to Mrs. Mar garet Franklin. She was the first department president of the District of Columbia. A floor show was presented. Miss Edna Mareland and Miss Morris ren dered selections on the piano. Miss Nicie Perrall, outgoing presi dent, presented her officers with gifts. Rev. Louis Miltenberger, assistant pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church, spoke. The unit colors were at the me morial exercises in celebration of Armistice day last Sunday, and ft wreath was placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Miss M. Edna Mcintosh was in stalling officer for the George E. Kil leen Unit last Wednesday evening. Other guests were National Executive Committeewoman Edythe M. O'Con nor, Secretary Lillian Reagan and Mrs. Ola Lee, representing Jasper Unit. The Department Executive Board met in the Board of Trade room of The Evening Star Building, Thursday evening, with Miss Mcintosh presid ing. The James Reese Europe Unit No. 5 met Tuesday at the Garnet-Patterson Junior High School. Mrs. Amanda McCloud presented a special Armis tice program. A paper on the Armis tice was read by Mrs. McCloud. Pic tures of the war were shown by Mrs. P. D. Small wood. Mrs. Ann» Garrett assisted at the piano, I V. F. W. Post Will Give Program for Patients Concert for Mount Alto Hospital Veterans Planned by Equality-Walter Reed Poet on Thanksgiving. A MUSICAL program will be given at the Thanksgiving noon hour dinner for veteran patient· at Mount Alto Hos pital, under auspice· of Equality-Walter Reed Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars. A detail of the Marine Band will play. A similar con cert will be given Christmas day. Department Comdr. Golden In stalled officers of this post last Thurs day at Pythian Temple. Future meet ings of the post will be held at the Hamilton Hotel. New members obli gated were Augustus M. Edmondston, William B. Mauger and Charles W. Stone. Department Comdr. Golden In stalled officers of National Capital Poet Tuesday night. He announced Past Comdr. Harry Coope had been designated chairman of the Com mittee on Civilian Military Training activities. Federal Post will hold Installation of oIBcers next Friday evening at the Thomas Circle Club. The Ladies' Auxiliary will conduct Its installation services with the post. There will be music and dancing, followed by re freshments. Department C"vndr. Gold en will officiate. Valentin Colonna, who served with the 9th Infantry In France, was obligated at the last meet ing. Past Comdr. S. B. Lapin was elected trustee to succeed J. H. Edge, elected junior vice commander. Advance Poet met at the Continental Hotel last Tuesday night and wel comed Comdr. Ernest Perry back to active duty after his stay in Mount Alto Hospital. The newly elected offi cers will be installed by Department Comdr. Golden at the meeting, No vember 24, at the Thomas Circle Club. On November 28 a dance will be given at the La Fayette Hotel. equipment is being issued to the members of the Pistol and Rifle Club of the post, chartered by the National Rifle Association. Comrade Nicholson will assume the duties of Instructor for the first class on November 22. The post's Junior Drum and Bugle Corps was awarded a cup for being the best marching unit in the Hal loween parade of the Brookland Woodridge Association. The poet is sponsoring a concert by the V. F. W. Overseas Military Band, Drum and Bugle Corps, December 22. at the Na tlcKial Guard Armory. The proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for the Junior Drum and Bugle Corps. Paet Department Comdr. Dan Camp bell Installed officers of Front Line Post last Monday night as follows: Commander, .Walker Colston: senior vice commander. Prank Topash; junior vice commander. Frank Bennedetto; quartermaster, James Darley; chap lain, Boyd Perkins; poet advocate, Philip Biggins; post surgeon. Dr. H. J. Bryson; officer of the day. Otto Kruger; adjutant. Dr. Α. V. CercelL Mrs. Clay Keene Miller, auxiliary department president, installed the following officers of the auxiliary: President, Mrs. Edna McCutcheon: senior vice president, Mrs. Nellie Fuller; junior vice president, Mrs. Madge Moore; chaplain. Mrs. Gertrude Biggins; treasurer, Mrs. Sylvia Mas ters; guard, Mrs. Marie Bruning; sec retary, Mrs. Mary King; trustee, Mrs. Irene Colston; historian. Mrs. Virginia Cercell. and patriotic Instructor, Mrs. Mary Guulermain. The next meeting of the post will be held in J. O. U. A. M. Hall, 808 I street, while new quarters are sought by a committee formed for that pur posed. TNT Pup Tent, Military Order of Cooties, will rally at Woodmen's Hall. 935 G place, next Tuesday night for an oyster roast. The TNT degree team, will initiate a large class of candidates at the first December meeting. The Ladies' Auxiliary to National Capital Post, No. 127. met Tuesday, when officers were installed by Senior Vice President Katherine Lawson. as follows: President. Ethel Sendlak; senior vice president, Josephine Car dozo; junior vice president, Lucile Miller; secretary, Laura Weaver; treasurer, Dorothy Depro: chaplain, Rosalina Marana; conductress. Doro thy Allen; guard, Margaret Pirrone; patriotic instructress, Katherine Law son; historian, Mary Hollingsworth; color bearers, Gladys La S cala, Re becca Pastell, Sallie Clements and Marie Kramer: trustee. Florence Muschlitz, and pianist, Elsie Metier. A birthday party will be held Decem ber 11. A program of entertainment was given at the last meeting of H. L. Edmonds Post. Selections were ren dered by the V. F. W. Overseas Mili tary Drum and Bugle Corps. The Klein Chorus rendered selections, Miss Hazel G. Hughes gave solos, and Mr. Harlan and Mrs. Evelyn Randall duets. A piano number was given by Miss Muriel Hagrefe. Officers were installed by Past De partment Comdr. Daniel E. Campbell. Isaac Gans, an honorary member of Equality-Walter Reed Poet, and George K. Brobeck, national legislative officer of the V. P. W., spoke. The in vocation was made by Rev. Howard E. Snyder, department chaplain, and the benediction was pronounced by Dr. James H. Miers. The next meeting will be held at the Hamilton Hotel on next Thursday night, when Comdr. Harry J. Jermain will assume his station. Visitation MES. W. D. TOUSSAINT, National president of the Ladles' Auxiliary, Veterans' of Foreign Wars, who will come here this week from her home In Jersey City, to make her annual inspec tion of the District of Columbia auxiliaries on Friday and Satur day «wolug·. I Neettip This Week. Tueaday. 8 pm_—Military Order of the Cootie, 935 Ο place. Wednesday, 8 p.m.—McKlmmle Catterton Police-Fire Post No. 2979, National Guard Armory; Overseas Military Band. Drum and Bugle Corps, National Guard Armory. Thursday, 8 p.m.—Potomac Post, No. 1085, Northeast Masonic Temple; Herbert L. Edmond» Post, No. 2460, Hamilton Hotel. Friday, 8 p.m.—Advance Port, No. 2194, Continental Hotel; United State· Treasury Poet, No. 2400, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines' Club, Eleventh and L streets. Internal Revenue Post met last Monday evening at the Hamilton Hotel for installation of the officers, con ducted by Department Comdr. Golden. R. H. Jamieeon now heads the poet. A musical program was directed by W. E. Marshall, department chief of staff. Comrade Harman gave tap dances. An armistice party to the disabled veterans of Mount Alto Hospital was given by National Capital Post Aux iliary last Monday night. The Marine Band provided music and accompanied Miss LaNelle Avery for dances. At ceremonies held at Thomas Circle Club last Wednesday night Depart ment Comdr. Golden Installed officers of Columbia Post, as follows: Com mander, Wallach A. McCathran; senior vice commander, William H. Chase; junior vice commander, Herbert C. Davis; quartermaster, W. Lawrence Hazard; chaplain, Forrest W. Schroy er; officer of the day, Bart J. Finn; judge advocate, Lewis E. Hoffman, and surgeon. Thomas E. Fawcett. The new commander announced the appoint ment of John Fleming as his adjutant. The retiring commander, Joseph A. Giovannoxu, was presented with a past commander's badge. Mrs. Winifred D. Toussaint of Jersey City, N. J., national pre&ident of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will make her annual visitation and Inspection of the Dis trict auxiliaries on Friday and Sat urday evenings. A banquet in her honor will be held Friday at 8 o'clock at the Thomas Circle Club, to which all members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the auxiliaries are invited. Reserva tions should be made by communi cating with Mrs. Adelaide Grant. 323 L street northeast, Atlantic 3904, chairman of the Dinner Committee. The formal visitation and Inspec tion, at which the ceremonial floor work of the national office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries will be featured, will take place. D. Α. V. UNÎT PLANS MEET NOVEMBER 23 Session Dated at Club by Ac« Rasmussen Chapter—Badio Event Slated. Dr. C. Hamilton Anderson, com mander of the Ace-Rasmussen Chap ter. No. 1, Disabled American Veterans, announces a meeting of that chapter will be held at the Soldiers, Sailors and Marine»' Club November 23. Capt. Fred Kochli, D. 8. C.. and a member of the Washington office staff of the D. Α. V., will speak next Tues day over Station WOL in a broadcast sponsored by the Ace-Rasmusscn Chapter for the purpose of putting before the local public the position of the D. Α. V. generally with regard to legislation at the coming session of Congress. Miss Virginia Werking. soprano, accompanied by Paul De Long Gable at the piano, will furnish the musical interludes. The program is at 6:45 p.m. National Capital Chapter. No. 2, will meet at the Y. M. C. A. Tuesday at 8 p.m. Lieut. Horace Line berg, first vice commander of the District De partment of the American Legion, will speak. Music will be furnished by O. B. Taylor and Mr. Watson. Lorenz Hlnes will give Humorous readings. Comdr. Forrest W. Schroyer of Fed eral Chapter, No. 6, issued a call last week for a meeting December 10 at the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines' Club. There wUl be election of offi cers. I" 1 KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS Grand Chancellor Jonscher and other Grand Lodge officers made an official visitation last Monday to Calanthe and Hermione Lodges. An address was made by Deputy Supreme Chancellor Hamlin M. Vandervort. He brought greetings from Supreme Chancellor Reno 8. Harp. Supreme Representative Pox of the State of Virginia brought greetings from Vir ginia. Chancellor Comdr. Lannan of Calanthe Lodge presided. The grand chancellor was presented with a gift. The last grand visitation will be Tuesday night to State Lodge and Capital Lodge, Jointly, at Pythian Temple. Webster Lodge will confer the es quire rank on two candidates Tues day evening, after which the lodge will attend the grand visitation to Capital Lodge. Union Lodge is leading all other subordinate lodges in the membership campaign, and to date has initiated nearly fifty members since April· The uniform rank will attend the visitation to Capital and State Lodges. Col. Leroy S. Young, grand master at arms, was reappointed colonel on the stall of MaJ. Gen. L. A. Tuggle, who is the head of the uniform rank in the supreme domain. Meetings this week are: Monday, Amaranth; Century-Decatur. Tues day, Webster; Capital and State Lodge, visitation. Wednesday, Mount Vernon. Thursday, Hermione. Fri day, Rathbone-Superior; Syracuslans. Friendship Temple meets Wednes day evening and Rathbone Temple Friday evening. Supreme Chancellor Reno S. Harp has inaugurated a campaign to elim inate suspensions this year. Deputy Supreme Chancellor Vandervort of the District of Columbia has charge of the campaign in the District. THE MACCABEES - National Tent will honor Its past commanders at a special review Tues day/evening at Pythian Temple. The Officers' Club had arranged a «pedal program and refreshments will be .JmM I CAVALRY RESERVE SCHOOL QMiNUED Amended Schedule Dated Under Supervision of Lieut. Col. H. C. Dagley. District Reserve headquarter* an nounced last week the amended troop school achedule lor local Cavalry offi cers composing the 2d Squadron, 306th Cavalry, of which Lieut. Col. H. C. Dagley, Cavalry, is instructor. The conferences will be conducted by Dis trict Reserve officers under the super vision of Col. Dagley, who has desig nated two instructors for each of the conferences throughout the year, one principal and one alternate. The amended schedule, with the names of the instructors indicated, will be as follows: December 6, military law and court martial, by Maj. G. P. Eppley, prin cipal. and Second Lieut L. H. Ward, alternate. January 3, rifle marksmanship, by Capt. E. A. Kane, principal, and Sec ond Lieut. W. M. Arehart, alternate; training management, by First Lieut. Ε. M. Perkins, principal, and Second Lieut. D. R. Gascoyne, alternate. January 17, troop leading, by Ma]. Ε. B. Harry, principal, and First Lieut. J. T. Nicholas, alternate. February 7, reeonnaisanee and counter-reconnaisance, by First Lieut. Ε. H. Daniels, principal, and Second Lieut. J. C. Grille, alternate. February 21, care of animals, by First Lieut. W. W. Woodruff, prin cipal. and Second Lieut. N. C. Elgin, alternate: command, staff and logistics, by Maj. H. H. Jacobs, principal, and Capt. A. J. McCurdy, jr., alternate. District Cavalry officers will assem ble at Fort Myer today at 9 a m. for instruction in equitation under the direction of Lieut. Col. H. C. Dagley. Officers of the 428th Infantry will hold their conference at District Reserve headquarters tomorrow evening. In struction will be conducted by Ma). E. W. Leard. The junior group meet ing is at Howard University, under the supervision of Maj. William E. Brougher. Next Tuesday evening Maj. Leard will conduct the conference of senior group Infantry officers of the District at headquarters. Maj. Brougher will conduct the conference of junior group Infantry officers at Georgetown University. Maj. S. Le Roy Irwin will address the Field Artillery Conference at headquarters Wednesday evening. Dis trict Signal Officers will hold their conference at headquarters Thursday evening under Maj. E. L White. The 343d Engineer Conference at head quarters Friday evening is under the direction of Capt. Roy D. Burdick. Ordnance conference», which were canceled last year, have been included in the local schedule of troop school assemblies for the 1934 school year. Col. W. W. M cC a mm on, to co-opera tion with the chief of ordnance, has arranged for these local fcrdnance as semblies, of which Maj. Raymond Marsh has been designated as the instructor. District Ordnance Offi cers will meet at local Reserve head quarter· on every third Friday eve ning. Second Lieut. Albert R. Miller and Second Lieut. Vem M. Smith have been advanced to first lieutenents. 1 American Women* Legion An Armistice program was presented by the Leonard Wood Unit, American Women's Legion of the World War, In honor of Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, deceased. In the American Red Croes national headquarters, November 8. The program was opened with the reading of the preamble to the consti tution of the American Women's Legion, by the unit president, Mrs. Egbert E. Corwln. followed by Invo cation by Rev. Alton B. Altfatther and the advancement of colors. The program, under the direction of Mrs. Lillian K. Urban, unit American ization officer, included the dedica tion of colors by the unit president, assisted by the unit color bearers, Mrs. Ruth Turner and Mrs. Ethel Wilt; an orchestra from the Army Band, conducted by Master Sergt. Karl Hubner; Mrs. Estelle Hunt Dean, soloist, and Lawrence Alsop, Western High School cadet. The unit banner was the gift of Lieut. J. Byron White, who served under Gen. Leonard Wood in Cuba and during the World War. Greetings were extended by Mrs. Ed mund P. Ellis, national president. Gen. Charles E. Kilbourne. assistant chief of stafl, Uunite<i States Army, Save the principal address. Charles Kohen presented the unit with an original letter from Gen. Wood, dated January 15, 1917, on 'Preparedness." Recitations were given by Betty Heuter and June Huber. Jack Schommer recited. The unit's theme song, "Auld Lang Syne" was rendered by Mrs. Dean, accompanied by the Army Bend. Dr. Jose T. Baron, counselor of the Cuban Embassy, gave a brief talk on the activities of Gen. Wood while he was Governor General of Cuba and paid him high tribute. The Spanish War Veterans was represented by Capt. Tom Binckley, department commander, and W. T. Conn, com mander of Harden Camp, United States War Veterans. Miss Eleanor Vincent, a sais tant to the director of war eervice, American Red Cross, spoke. Col. Annie Laurie Davis, Veterans of Foreign Wars, presented the unit with a framed photograph of Gen. Wood and a brief history of the general's work while he was Governor General of the Philippine Islands. FLEET RESERVE DANCE. I The Ladies' Auxiliary to Branch No. 4, Fleet Reserve Association, is sponsoring a dance at the Hamilton Hotel November 24 at 9 pjn. The November meeting of the aux iliary was held at the home of Mr. Bertis Karnes. Plans were completed for the annual birthday dinner party at the La Paree December 4 at 7 pjn. A large silk American Sag was pre sented to the auxiliary by the presi dent, Mrs. John Schnell, and received on behalf of the auxiliary by the out going president, Mrs. William H. Smith. National Guard Officials Elated Over Armory Move 29th Division Officers to Assemble Here Decem ber 3 to Discuss Plans for First Mobilization. James Ε. Walker Post officers were Installed by Department Comdr. J. O'Connor Robe rte at the last meet ing, as follows: Commander. Louis H. Russell; senior vice commander, Mer lin S. Sumner; junior vice com mander, Haydee Patterson; surgeon. Dr. George L. Johnson; historian, Stephen S. Madison; quartermaster, John Sweetney; judge advocate, J. Franklin Wilson; chaplain, John W. E mall wood; sergeant at arms, Cecil Butler; color bearers, Albert Petite and Hurja Smith; finance officer, William H. Burrell; adjutant. West A. Hamilton: representative to Executive Committee, Louis H. Russell. Bunker Hill Post, No. 31, will meet Tuesday at its headquarters at 3516 Thirteenth, street northeast. Details concerning two prizes of >50 each Of fered by the department of the Amer ican Legion, one to the Legionnaire having his dues paid up and the other to the individual securing the most new members, will be announced. The L-31 Club, composed of the wives, brothers and sisters of members i of the post, held a dance at the Lee House last Friday. J. Fred Chase, chairman of the , Building Committee, will make an nouncement at the next meeting rela tive to a permanent home for the post. Comdr. Spriggs has appointed the following officers: Americanism, Zeb T. Hamilton; membership, Chester J. Wolf; service and welfare, John R. Weitzel; entertainment, Mack Myers; athletic, John McCabe; uniform, John R. Weitzel; publicity, L. J. P. Fich thorn; building, J. Fred Chase; finance, Orover W. Tribble; resolutions and constitutional, William Leo Collins; historical, Jeremiah Dullea; employ ment, J. Fred Chase; graves registra tion, William A. Kilerlane; child wel fare, John R. Weitzel. At the last meeting of Sergt. Jasper Post, No. 13, held at the Thomas Cir cle Club, 10 applicants were accepted for membership. Reports on the recent national con vention were given by Comdr. W. A. McCallum, Past Department Comdr. Fred Frazier, Junior Past Post Comdr. Joseph Malloy, Past National Veterans* Preference Officer Edward Marthill and Comrade William Kirschner. Announcement of Thomas Frailey as chairman of the Washington's Birthday Department Ball Committee was made. Past National Veterans' Preference Officer Edward Marthill announced the resolution sponsored by this department was passed at the Miami convention, from which he has just returned. To Lawrence Abreo, jr., 4-year-old eon of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Abreo of 1361 Perry place, goes the distinc tion of being the first son of the American Legion to pay homage to the Unknown Soldier. At the Armi stice day ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery last Sunday he was escorted to the Tomb by Detachment Comdr. Porter L. Bish, Sons of the American Legion, and laid a wreath on behalf of the thousands of members of this junior organization throughout the Nation. He is the first charter mem ber of the new organization attached to Sergt. Jasper Post. His father is a totally disabled veteran of the World War, having been critically injured when his plane crashed overseas while A member of the 122d Aero Squadron. He U still under treatment in a Gov ernment hospital. I At the meeting of Washington Police r V t AMERICAN WAR MOTHERS The national president, Mrs. Estelle Ochiltree, conducted the services of the raising of the national service flag under the Stars and Stripes last Sunday, Armistice day, at the Capitol Building. She was assisted by her 9-year-old grandson, James Henry Ochiltree, from Pittsburgh, Pa., who also assisted his grandmother to place the wreath on the Tomb of the Un known Soldier in Arlington. Tape were sounded by Corpl. Gerard Mur phy of Headquarters Troop, 3d Com pany. Miss Dorthy Reddish, accom panied by members of the Marine Band. sang. The invocation was given by Rev. Charles Linger, former pastor of Roeedale Methodist Church. Gen. Amoe A. Fries was the prtncipel speaker and Mrs, Ochiltree gave an address. A bingo party m held In the Na tion*! Horn· pMt*«dur i OFFICIALS of the National Guard of the District oi Co lumbia are considerably elat ed orer the action last week oi Secretary Ickes, adminis trator of public works, in alloting funds for the study of the stadium and armory project on the Anacostia River at the eastern terminus of East Capitol street. From the facts ob tained as a result of this survey, it U probable that determination will be reached as to whether public works funds will be allotted for the project. Some months ago the Guard officials sent forward a request for the allot ment of $2,500,000 for the construction of a suitable armory which would house all of the units of the local Na tional Guard, and it was approved by the Commissioner», but no word came from the Works Administration as to whether it would be approved or not, and the latest action is believed to have been a result of that request. Col. John W. Oehmann, acting com mander of the local militia, has sug gested that as a companion to the de velopment of the armory and the plaza there might also be erected another building similar in design, and facing the annoy, which would be used as headquarters of all the State societies in the District of Columbia. He pointed out that each State would have headquarters there and that the auditorium, which would correspond to the drill hall of the propoeed *r mory, could be useti as a permanent exhibit place for the State. So far as could be learned the ac tion of the public work* administra tor came without any suggestion from the National Guard Association of the United States. That · association, at its recent annual convention, instruct ed its officers to see the public works administrator personally and make a plea for an adequate armory for the local militia. Should the Government decide to go ahead with the armory construction following the report of the inreeti gators. it was pointed out that it will mark the culmination of a fight which has lasted for more than a quarter of a century to provide adequate drill and training facilities for the local militia. During this period, and for a long time prior to it, the local militia has occupied inadequate rented quar ters in almost every part of the city, until now the major part of the militia is quartered in the National Hotel Building at Sixth street and Pennsyl vania avenue. There the troops are quartered in the small hotel rooms, without any provision for drill space during the Inclement weather of the Winter, when it is impracticable to drill outdoors. When they do drill outdoors the troops must use the nearby streets, which are crowded with traffic at the time when the drills are held. Designs for the armory have been prepared and will be submitted along with the report of the survey. It will be such a gigantic project that it will probably be several years before it can be completed after the contracts are let. Also prior to the construction there will be necessary grading in the vicinity of the proposed site, which is in the Anacostia Park area. Many years ago Congress appropri ated 125,000 for the preparation of plans for an armory here. The plans were drawn for a site in the Mall. However, they provided for a building of such massive proportions that noth ing more was done about it, although the Guard officials have kept pleading annually for funds with which to be gin construction. Under the present conditions, the local Guard officials do not have proper storage space for the thousands of dollars' worth of equipment which is loaned for training purposes by the War Department, and thle condition has been the subject of comment on almost every Inspection report turned Into the War Department concerning the Guard. During 'the heavy rains not long ago those on duty In the armory had to rush about the building putting tarpaulins over the stared equipment to protect It from the drainage water coming through the building from the roof. Officers of the staff of the 29th National Guard Division, together with the brigade and regimental com manders, have been called on by MaJ. Gen. Milton A. Reckord of Maryland, division commander, to attend a con ference to be held in the Sixth Street Armory on December ft. Col Oehmann has offered the armory facilities for the use of the conference, which win be attended by officers from thle city, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, the units which compose the National Guard division. The conference program will pro vide for a discussion of plans for mo bilization and training of all the troops in the division at some central point this Summer. The proposal has been made to the 3d Corps Area headquarters of the United States Army, at Baltimore, Md„ but so far it has not been approved. If the Army officials approve the project, it will be the first time since the divi sion was organized subsequent to the I World War that It will be mobilized u t unit, and It will give t real te»t of its preparedness. If the approval is given troop trains will be moving throughout the area for several days, transporting the various units to the mobilization point, which tentatively has been set in Pennsylvania. It win take a very large area to acommodate all of the units of the division. It has been the practice heretofore to assemble the division staff at va rious points in the area and the staff officers have worked their problems m the field with small division units, and simulating large troop movement*. The results of the examinations re cently conducted for the National Guard by the Civil Service Commis sion for the selection of a candidate from the Guard for appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point are expected to be an nounced this week. It was announced at the Guard headquarters last week that the re ports of the professional tests have been received from the commission, but they will have to be considered In connection with the attendance at drills of the men who took the exam ination, their service in the Guard and a check-up of their residence. Those who took the examination were: Pvt. Jack Pry or, Company A; Pvt. P. L. Schwartz, Company C; Sergt. J. H. Dienelt, Company P; Corpl. Morris Wolfe, Headquarters and Service Company, all erf the 121st Engineer Regiment, and Pvt. W. S. Warner, Headquarters Detachment, 29th Division. One of these will be selected to go to West Point, next July. If any State does not fill its allotment, it is poe ; sible that another appointment might ! be received, but this will not be known i for some time. Pvts. Marshall D. Gaines, Antoine 1 Harl and Prank Wollner have been ordered transferred from the inactive to the active list of the Headquarters Detachment and Combat Train, 260th Coast Artillery. Carpi. Titus B. Snoddy, Jr., Battery A, 260th Coast Artillery, has been ordered honorably discharged from the local militia, on his own request, he having completed two years of a three-year re-enlistment. FIFTH BATTALION RECRUITS TUESDAY Formation and Drill I» Sched uled for Wednesday Evening. The first recruiting night of the newly formed 5th Battalion, Fleet Marine Corpe Reserve, will be Tuesday evening. The first formation and drill of th*e 5th Battalion will be held Wednesday. Applicants for enlistment will also be accepted on Wednesday evening. The minimum age limit, with the consent of parents, is 17. The regular recruiting nighte are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, on which evenings clotning will also be issued. The regular drill nights for pay are Wednesdays, for aU companies in the battalion. Sergt. Ma). Harry P. Volkman has been designated as battalion sergeant major with Sergt. Maj. Robert L. Jenkins attached to the Field Hos pital Detachment. William E. Freeman has been ap pointed drum major of the battalion band. James Q. Neff is quartermaster sergeant and Harry B. Warner is suppy sergeant. There is a vacancy for a staff sergeancy in the band. The first sergeants of the companies are: Kenneth J. Zoeller, Headquarters Company; Myron Thompson. Company A; John B. De Spears, Company B; George W. Dame wood, Company C: Samuel Weinfleld, Company D; Angus S. King. Company E; Robert L. Du trow, Company F; Neil G. Payne, Company G. On next Sunday, at the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Guy S. Meloy, Lanham, Md., the battalion will hold a pre Thanksgiving turkey shoot. Members of the 6th Brigade casual platoon, who have been more or less inactive in Marine Corps Reserve af fairs, are invited to return to the Une companies of the 5th Battalion, Maj. Harvey L. Miller, battalion commander, said recently. RECEPTION AND DINNER Veterans to Be Honor Guests of Their Daughters. Veterans' night will be celebrated by a reception and dinner, sponsored by the Daughters of Union Veterans, Sons of Union Veterans and Auxiliary to the Sons of Unions Veterans of the Civil War, at the Arlington Hotel No vember 24. Guests of honor will be the siirviving members of the Grand Army of the Republic, their wives and widows m the District of Columbia. Irving W. Bucklin, chairman, has arranged for the reception of guests and announces a program of enter tainment which wUl feature the Y. M. C. A. Glee Club, under the direc tion of J. Nelson Anderson and Mrs. Anderson at the piano, and Dr. Eg gleston and his musical ensemble. The speaker for the evening and other entertainment numbers will be an nounced later. Miss Helen M. Down tag is in charge of the entertainment, i COL W. P. UPSHUR NAMED EXECUTIVE Veteran Marine Officer Appointed by Maj. Gen. John H. Russell. I Maj. Gen. Commandant John H. Russell has designated Col. William Peterkin Upshur as executive officer at Marine Corps headquarters. Col. Upshur has been in the corps more than 30 rears and Is a graduate of the Command and General Staff School United States Army, and holds the Congressional Medal of Honor. Brig. Gen. George Richards, pay master of the corps, for the past few days has been on the sick list. It is announced that 75 per cent of the corps qualified in small arms record target practice for the target year 1934, as follows: Expert riflemen, 1,477; sharpshooters, 2.649; marksmen, 4,773. This announcement covers a compilation embracing poets m China Philippines, Cuba. Canal Zone and post in the United States. Landreville Ledoux, who was at tached to corps headquarters some years ago. has been appointed a chief quartermaster clerk. Chief Quartermaster Clerk Charles P. Burrall. heretofore on duty at Honolulu, T. H., is scheduled to report at Quantico about the first of the year. Second Lieut. William P. BatteU now stationed at the San Diego base, is also scheduled to report at Quantico for duty in December. William N. McKelvy, son of the late Col. William N. McKelvy, of this city, has been promoted from first lieu tenant to captain. Ma]. Robert II. Montague has also been promoted. Capt. John H. Crsige has been ordered placed upon the retired list March 1 next. Ma.J. James F. Morlarty, now an the West Coast, is scheduled to report at headquarters In December. WOMAN'S BENEFIT ASSOCIATION The Officers* Club met In the club rooms in the Washington Loan & Trust Building Wednesday evening and was entertained by Brightwood Review after the meeting. Refresh ments were served. National Review will meet in the club rooms Friday at 12:30 pjn. Λ delegation from Washington will visit Alexandria Review Tuesday eve ning. Mrs. Etta M. King. State super visor, will be honor guest and the ritualistic work will be exemplified bj the Union Review of Washington. Dance for Veterans. The Washington Ladies' Auxiliary to Post No. 58, Jewish War Veterans, will give a tacky party and dance De cember 3 at the La Fayette Hotel. Prim wlU ta awarded.