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Due at 7 P.M. Tuesday 19 Committees for Constitution Day Cele bration Complete Last Plans—Details Are Announced. MAJ. GEN. AMOS A. FRIES. U. S. A., retired, chairman of the American Legion Committee for the Constitu tion day celebration Tuesday night, commemorating the 148th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States, stated yesterday ■11 arrangements had been completed. Nineteen committees are function ing under Gen. Fries. With patriotic, military, business, fraternal and civic organizations participating, there will be a torch-light parade starting at ■J pm. in the area of Fourth street and Constitution avenue. Comdr. William H. Hargraves of Fort Stevens Post, No. 32, has been appointed mar shal of the Legion division and has issued the following orders for Legion- j naires: All Legionnaires will report to their commander in the area in which the j Legion division forms at 7 p.m. in j uniform or dark suit and Legion cap. If these are not available any coat suit will be in order. All posts will carry their colors unfurled at the head of their post and Drum and Bugle Corps and bands will accom pany their post. The auxiliaries. Forty and Eight and the Eight and Forty, will fall in immediately behind the Legion posts in the Legion division. | which will be the third division in the line of march. Outline of Organizations. The other divisions and a skeleton cutline of the participating organiza tions comprising them follow: First j division, military units; second divi non, Legion of Valor and dis tinguished guests; third division. American Legion, Veterans of Foreign j Wars and other veterans’ organiza- i tions; fourth division, patriotic so cieties; fifth division, fraternal or ganizations; sixth division. Boy Scout troops; seventh division, labor organi sations; eighth division, decorated floats; ninth division, citizens’ or ganizations and civic groups; tenth division, commercial floats. The exact location or eacn group end the division to which it will be assigned its place In the line of march Will be announced in the parade or ders now being drawn up by the pa rade chairman, William N. Morell. The president of the Army and Navy Legion of Valor has signified the intention of the following mem bers of his group to march with the Legion of Valor: Congressional Medal of Honor men. Capt. Robert Carter. U. S. A ; Brig. Gen. George Shaw. IT. S. A.: Col. David Porter, U. S. M. C.; Master Sgt. George Wanton, U. S. A ; First Mate Robert Bloom, U. S N.: Sgt. Phil Keefer. U. S. A., and the president. Pvt. Sterling More lock. U. S A.: D. S. C. men. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Capt. William Stott. Capt. Fred Kochli. Capt. T. Edward Jones, Capt. Henry Sheen, Lt. Stuart Burch, Lt. Norman Bots ford and Lt. Theodore Cogswell, all of whom received their decorations from the United States Army. These distinguished men will head the sec- j ond division, followed by other dis tinguished guests. Parade Starts at 7 .30. The parade will move off at 7:30 p m and march up Constitution ave nue past the reviewing stand at j Sixteenth street, where it will be reviewed by a prominent Govern ment official. Disbandment will take place at Seventeenth street. Trophies for Legion organizations Will be awarded to the best marching unit, largest marching unit, best band j or drum and bugle corps, best Legion float and several others along the lines of those awarded for the de partment convention parade. There j are also numerous trophies for all other organizations participating. The Sons of the American Legion will compete in the junior musical repre sentations. | Each float will be censored by R. M. i Ham and his committee so each will represent only patriotic themes or, characterizations in keeping with the , Constitution day movement, all ad vertising matter being ruled out. 10,000 to Be In Line. Approximately 10.000 persons are ex pected to march with approximately 20 bands. Loud speakers will announce each unit as it passes given points along the line of march and at the Reviewing stand. After disbandment the marchers Will proceed to the Sylvan Theater, where reserve space will be provided for them to view the pageant starting at. 9 p.m. under the direction of Col. H. S. Kimberly. This will include scenes depicting the signing of the Magna Charta in England, signing of the Mayflower pact, session of the Constitutional Convention, picturesque ballets interpretative of the Colonial days, and an Indian scene, while music will be furnished by the service , bands. About 3.000'seats will be available in the reserved area. These are now on sale for 25 cents. The celebration will close in a blaze | of fireworks on the Monument Grounds, lasting about one-half hour, with particular concentration on | ground pieces lighting up the entire | area. Appeal Made to Clergy. Mrs. William E. Ochiltree, president j ©f the American War Mothers, who is chairman of the Church Co-operation Committee, has issued an appeal to all : Clergymen to stress the importance of Constitution day to their congrega- | tions today, while F. Regis Noel, presi- j dent of the American Bar Association, ] announces that an essay contest will j be open to all school children as soon as they return to school and that' suitable prizes will be awarded. The flags display will be in charge ] of Mrs. George Grimes, District of Columbia regent of the Daughters of the Revolution, who promise to have • 1,000 women in line from the Federa tion of Women's Clubs, each carrying a flag. Alexandria Legion posts and other nearby localities are participating. Members of this department who ; are desirous of attending the na- : tional convention to be held in St. j Louis. Mo., from September 23 to 26. and who have not already registered i lor reservations, are requested to do j ao at once. Reservations should be made at department headquarters, room 518 Bond Building. Officers of U. S. S. Jacob Jones Post, No. 2, were elected at a meeting ! last Monday evening. The new com mander Is Helen Linkins Opitz, who during the last year has served as junior vice commander. She will suc ceed Mrs. Elsie M. Plnney, who will relinquish her commandership of the U. S. S. Jacob Jones Post to carry on the duties of senior vice commander of the District Department of the Legion, to which she was recently elected. Other officers elected were; Senior vice commander, Estelle Ruby; junior vice commander, Jane Cox; chaplain, Anna Frame; historian, Cora Drake; quartermaster, Dorothy Brunken; ser geant at arm6, Bertha Johnson; color bearers, Edith Quinn and Lillian Saw yer. Comdr. Plnney w'as elected investment adviser to the post. They will be installed next month. Sons of the American Legion, Bunker Hill Squadron, No. 31, met last Friday night at St. Anthony’* Hall, Twelfth and Monroe streets northeast, when Department Comdr. J. J. Malloy presented squadron colors. There was an entertainment and re freshments. Sergt. Jasper Post, No. 13, met last Wednesday evening in the Musicians’ Hall. 1105 Sixteenth street, and elected offices. Department Comdr. Malloy made an address. United States Department, of Agri culture Post, No. 36, met September 6 >n the South Building. J. L. Koehl was unanimously nomi nated for commander. Mr. Koehl has been acting as commander for the post. Comrade B. Z. Kile was unani mously nominated for first vice com mander and F. M. Grant was unani mously nominated for second vice commander. •Comdr. Koem explained a pian oi raising money by the sale of books giving the services of various com modities. The total amount of services have a value , of $23.60 and the book can be secured for $1. Athletic Chairman Dejager spoke on the formation of a bowling team to enter into competition with other teams in the department. Comrade Luther, who has been serv ing as adjutant, was elected to the Executive Committee. P. L. Blake was appointed adjutant. The next meeting will be Septem ber 20. Bunker Hill Post. No. 31, will meet tomorrow night at the Hay Loft Club. 1326 Massachusetts avenue, at 8 o'clock. The change in the date of the meeting was made because of the Constitution day celebration on Tues day. All members of the post are requested to participate in the parade Tuesday night in uniforms of white shirts, white trousers and American Legion caps. Post officers will be elected at the meeting. Candidates for offices are: Commander, L. J. P. Fichthorn, T. A. Bean. Zeb T. Hamilton. A. J. Sullivan and J. Fred Chase: senior vice com mander, R. A. Eichhorn and T. P. Royston; second vice commander. W. L. Collins; third vice commander. J. E. McCabe. E. McN. Repetti, F. P. Gauges and J. K. Cogley; finance officer, A. G. Powell, Morns Singer and W. L. Collins; chaplain, Thomas Charles Baisden; judge advocate. Rob ert Lee Irwin; historian, H. J. Barn holt and J. R. Weitzel; Americanism officer. R. A. Eichhorn and T. P. Rovston; color bearers, J. F. Chase, C. H. Bair and J. R. Weitzel; quarter master, R. J. Doyle. The L-31 Club will hold a card party for the benefit of the club, Oc tober 5. at 3516 Thirteenth street northeast, at 8 p.m. All members of the post and their friends are invited to attend. The club will also hold a dance at Beaver Dam Country Club November 15. Fort Stevens Post, No. 32. met In special session last Thursday, when Department Comdr. Joseph J. Malloy installed the newly elected officers as follows: John D. Kiley, commander; A. W. Tucker, senior vice commander; James B. Hogan, second vice com mander; A. C. Harmon, junior vice commander, and Frank R Howard, chaplain. The meeting was opened by Retir ing Comdr. W. H. Hargrave, who re ceived the many distinguished visiting Legionnaires and in a final summary praised the work of his officers and committeemen. Presentation of department trophies won by the post were made by Con vention Committee Chairman William Ci. Meirs. Distinguished service cer tificates awarded by the department were tendered some 20 comrades by Membership Officer George B. Dono hue on behalf of the post. Senior Past Comdr. George H. Smith be stowed tokens of esteem upon Retir ing Comdr. Hargrave, Adjt. P. J. Cavanaugh and Finance Officer A. C. Harmon. The Ryan Twins offered several dance numbers, and refreshments were served under the direction of Past Comdr. Leo J. Reel. Comdr. Kiley requested members of the post and squadron to join the Constitution day parade at Fourth street and Constitution avenue Tues day at 7 p.m. The post held its opening dance of the season Saturday at Indian Spring Country Club. Guests were the de partment staff, past department offi cers and post commanders of the de partment. The past drum and bugle corps has arranged to attend the national con vention at St. Loui3 in chartered busses. Installation of officers of George Washington Post. No. 1. will be held October l at 8 o’clock in Musicians' Hall, 1105 Sixteenth street, with a special program. The officers to be installed are; Commander, Raymond M. Lanigan; first vice commander, Harry Coope; second vice commander, John F. Dull; third vice commander, C. Cassard Schroth; chaplain, Rev. Howard E. Snyder; past commander. Quarter master P. W. Jarboe; sergeant at arms. George Hooven; master at arms, P. H. Dreyer; surgeon, Dr. M. H. Darnall; historian, Past Comdr. How ard S. Fisk; color bearers, Past Comdr. Bernard C. McGee and P. W. Jarboe. A membership campaign is now un der way. The beginning of the Legion year on October 20, will find an in creased membership over last year. At the last meeting Dr. Clo/d H. Marvin, president of George Washington Uni versity, and Capt. Wilbur V. Leech were elected to membership. The past will be well represented at the St. Louis convention. Past Department Comdr. Amos A. Fries was elected a delegate and Past Comdr. Howard 8. Fisk an alternate to the convention. In addition Past Department and Past Post Comdr. John Lewis Smith, the national exec utive committeeman representing the District Department, is a member of the delegation and will cast his vote with that group. Past Comdr. John Thomas Taylor, vice chairman of the National Legislative Committee, will be prominently identified with the business of the convention. Third Vice Comdr. C. Cassard Schroth will also AUXILIARY SALON WILLAIDPARADE 40 and 8 Unit Will Meet on Wednesday Evening at Washington Hotel. • La Boutique des Hult Chapeaux et Quarante Femmes, Salon No. 1*, Eight and Forty, will meet next Wed nesday at 8 p.m. at the Washington Hotel, with Miss Mabel Staub pre siding. This will be preceded by a pouvojr meeting at 7:S0 o'clock. Members of the salon will parMci pate in the Constitution day parade on Tuesday night. A meeting of delegates and alter nates to the national convention at St. Louis. September 23 to 26, was held Friday night at the home of Mrs. Arnold, 1561 Thirty-fifth street. Miss M. Edna McIntosh, retiring depart ment president, is chairman of the delegation and will be on the Re habilitation and Child Welfare Com mittee. Miss Perrell, president-elect, has Membership and National Bul letin Committees. Miss Reagan, secre tary of the delegation, has Rules and Credentials; Mrs. Marie E. Dyer, Legislative and Resolutions: Mrs. Ella Bell, Americanism and Music; Mrs. Loveless. Community Service, Unit Activities, Trophies, Awards and Em blems. also is a page; Mrs. Holleran. Fidac; Mrs. Harper, Finance and Education of War Orphans; Mrs. Genevieve Sparshott, Poppy, Radio and Publicity Committees; Mrs. O'Connor will be on the National De fense and Permanent Organisation Committees. The Henry C. Spengler Unit met at the home of the president, Mr*. Madelyn A. Pence. Plans were made for a supper September 30 at the Thomas Circle Club, 1326 Massachu setts avenue, to raise money for some of the Ideas this unit hopes to carry out. | participate in the activities of the convention. Among the delegates and alternates ! to the St. Louis convention is one vet | eran who was secretary and a member ' of the first delegation of World War i veterans attending the caucus held at 1 St. Louis May 8-10, 1919. when the American Legion was formally or ganized. He is Past Comdr. Howard S Fisk of George Washington Post. He served as department adjutant for six terms. Post Comdr. Howard E. 8n.vder will head the post in the Constitution day parade Tuesday night. Government Printing Office Post No. 33 met Monday evening and nom inated the following for offices: For commander, Senior Vice Comdr. George W. Johns, Edward R. Dixon. Finance Officer Roy S. Musick. Her bert Teed and George A. E. Pendw gast: for senior vice commander. Junior Vice Comdr. Massie W. Blank inship: for junior vice commander, Otto Wolfe: finance officer, R. E. Brooks; chaplain. L. C. Vogts and Ed ward E. O'Donnell; sergeant at arms. Arthur Greer, Morris Goodsaid and A. C. Dickinson: assistant sergeant at arms, Pete Stretz; Executive Commit tee members (four to be elected), W. E. Warriner, Clause E. Gathgens, Peter J. Battley. /lex Meinberg, Jo seph W. Brand, Roger Keyes, Howard Crowley, Lawrence Trumbull, Samuel Loewy, Genevieve Sparshott. E. B. Layne, Albert Smith. T. C. Chapman and R. A. Ames. Election will be held October i4. George Royall. department athletic officer, spoke on the forming of bowl ing leagues in the post. Homer Smith. Honolulu Post No. 1, Department of Hawaii, was a guest. Quentin Roosevelt Post. No. 11 will meet tomorrow night at the Potomac Boat Club to elect officers. Louis All wine has arranged to serve refresh ments. An executive committee meeting of Stanley Church Depue Poet, No. 30, last Monday night at the home of Frank Greer, Junior vice commander, was followed by a buffet supper. Comdr. Ray L. Zwinglas announc ed- arrangements completed for the post dance at the National Press Club on November 16. Those In charge of the arrangements are: Chairman, Frank Greer; distinguish ed guests, Ray L. Zwinglas, Barnard E. Bee; decorations, Michael Finan, Jacob Schaeflic; tickets. George P. Lucas. Edison Counts: music, Wilber C. Bjrd, Perry House: entertain ment. Lieut. Sidney Bassler and Ralph Kelly. The new post flag will be presented to the post at the October meeting by Mrs. Liedy S. Depue, mother of Stan ley Depue, whom the post is com memorating. Lieut. Sidney Bassler was instructed to draft a resolution concerning the proper maintenance of the Artillery gun. which fired the f.rst American shot in the World War. and is at present located for exhibition purposes in the open near Smithsonian Institution. Ad)t. J. Paul Duke requests mem bers to participate in the Constitu tion parade. A post meeting will be held Wed nesday night at the Hayloft. Stuart Walcott Post, No. 10. will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center. Comdr. Samuel Ross will preside. Arch Mc Donald, sports announcer, WJSV, will be principal speaker of the evening. Election and installation of officers will be held. Installation will be conducted by Department Comdr. Joseph J. Mallory. Nomination or the following were made at the August meeting, but fur ther nomination may be made at the coming meeting: For commander, William W. Watt and Nathan Silver berg; senior vice commander. Ira D. Scott; junior vice commander. Em mett R. Carroll; judge advocate, Albert Grobsteln; quartermaster, Leo F. Wise; historian, Vernon S. Auld: sergeant at arms, W'alter H. Schmidt; master at arms, Allen M. Ergood; chaplain, Dr. Charles E. Ralph; surgeon, Dr. Ray F. Guynn, and trustee, Samuel Rose. The annual election of officers by the James Reese Europe Post, No. 5, was held Tuesday night, as follows: Clifton C. Anderson, elected as com mander to succeed himself; Comrade Haley, senior vice commander, elected to succeed himself; Albert L. Dunlap, junior vice commander; J. Hall, chap lain. elected to succeed himself; Stan ley Howard, sergeant at arms: J. E. Lockwood, master of arms; J. Ferrell, senior color bearer; Oliver Kenny, junior color bearer. Executive Com mittee elected were as follows: Past Comdrs. Alexander Mann, George Rycraw, Early Pearson, John R. An derson. McKennzla and Harry Wil son, Harvey Bean, Robert P. Rhea, C. O. Sliger, David Weaver. Percy Browns New Officers of Fort Stevens Post V. F. W. DELEGATES Legislation Before Next Congress One of Subjects Up at New Orleans. Many members of the District of Columbia Department. Veterans of Foreign Wars, are in New Orleans in attendance at the’national encamp ment. which convened today and will continue through next Friday. Veteran legislation which will be taken up at the next session of Con gress is one of the important subjects to be discussed at the business sessions, which will get under way tomorrow. The annual military parade will be held Tuesday. The McKimmie Catterton Police and Fire Post, No. 2979. met Wednesday night to nominate officers. The nom inations are carried over until Wednes day in order to give the on-duty mem bers of the post a chance to nominate on their shift. The following nomina tions were made: For commander, Comrades Shaw and McCullen; senior vice commander, Comrades Schmitz, McCullen; junior vice commander. I. B. Weathweall. P. W. Graves; quarter master, R. Burton, Jack Moomev: j judge advocate, Kehiller; chaplain. H. S. Riley, J. Engle; officer of the day, Hawthorne, P. C. Wheeler. The post went on record to send a letter of condolence to the widow of Huey Long. Senior Vice Comdr. Herman spoke on the Armistice ball to be held on November 11 at the Willard Hotel. Comdr. Nolte presided. Washington Post. No. 2364, met last Monday evening In Its club rooms at Dufley's Sea Grill, with Comdr. Boehm presiding. The following new members were obligated with the short form of in itiation: J. W. Cherry, W. L. Staples and F. A. Rabatin. Junior Vice Comdr. John J. Rear don reported plans are complete for the post's first anniversary celebration in Woodmen's Hall. October 8. Comdr. in Chief Van Zandt and many other persons have accepted invitations to attend. Tbe party will feature danc ing and entertainment in charge of Archie Turner. Refreshments will be served. The post, headed by its Sons of Vet eran Unit, will participate in the Constitution day ceremonies. HEALTH CAMP CLOSES Volunteers of America to Offer School Luncheons to Needy. The Child Health Camp of the Volunteers of America at Treasure Cove, Md., was closed yesterday and brought to an end the free Summer vacations provided by that organiza tion for scores of Washington's needy children. With the closing of the camp the Volunteers are preparing to extend their regular distribution of free j lunches to school children at the re lief station. 471 Pennsylvania avenue. Children who cannot reach the sta- j tion at the regular lunch hour will be fed later in the day. (1) John D. Klley, commander; (2) Albert W. Tucker, first vice commander; <3) James B. Hogan, second vice commander; <4i Frank R. Howard, chaplain. —Star Staff Photo. ’ GOLD STAR MOTHERS —'• ■ i The National Executive Board of the American Gold Star Mothers met Fri day evening at the Colonial Hotel. In the absence of the national presi dent, Mrs. William Bates of Jackson, Mich., the first national vice president. Mrs. Seibold, presided. The meeting was opened with prayer, followed by the pledge to the flag. Applications for membership were presented by the chairman of the Membership Committee, Mrs. R. E. Jacobs. The board approved the ac ceptance of the following members: Mrs. Phoebe Collins of New Bedford, Mass.; Mrs. Sarah A. Davis of Genesee. Mich.; Mrs. Marie Z. Heckendom of Whittier, Calif.: Mrs. Sarah E. Marvin of Santa Ana. Calif., and Mrs. Nettie Zeiths of Detroit, Mich. The invitation from Michigan to hold the next national convention in Detroit during June. 1936, was ac cepted by the Executive Board. Con vention plans are being made by the national president, in co-operation with the five Michigan chapters. A communication from the third na tional vice president. Mrs. Alice Davis of Lor Angeles, aaid a large delegation will be present from California. The second national vice president. Mrs. Bess Duncan Wells, extended an invi tation from Portland. Oreg., for the Gold Star convention to be held there, but the Michigan invitation had al ready been accepted. The American Gold Star Mothers will observe Con stitution day, September 17. JEWISH WAR VETERANS At the last meeting of Post No. 58 National Commander in Chief Abram Kraditor of Brooklyn, N. Y., and National Senior Vice Comdr. Harry Schaeffer of Pittsburgh, Pa., made an official visit. Commander in Chief Kradjtor out lined his plans for the ensuing year and appointed the following members of the local post to national office: Dr. Ivy Prlnnan. national liaison off!- j cer; Joe Barr, national chief aide, and ; Sam Rose, national radio officer. A medallion and national citation for meritorious service were presented by the commander in chief to Sam Rose. The post voted to participate in the • Constitution day parade. Fifth Battalion Is Ranked First in Report of Board of Observers. The 5th Battalion. Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, commanded by Maj. Harvey L. Miller, is placed first as the largest of such battalions throughout the United States, in a report of the Board of Observers covering the 1935 field training schedule, released yester day by the United States Marine Corps headquarters. Upon conclusion of the local bat talion's training schedule. August 4 to 18, Brig. Gen. Richard P. Williams, U. S. M C„ officer in charge of the Marine Corps Reserve, said: “After having seen Reserve units on the East and West Coast and on the Great Lakes, it is my opinion that the 5th Battalion did the best and hardest work. The District of Columbia may well be proud of Its contribution to national defense in the Marine Corps. The 5th Battalion is beyond praise." The board commended Maj. Miller as "deserving of special commendation in that by reason of his energy and initiative, and the exercise of a pleas ing and forceful personality, was re sponsible tor the high degree of dis cipline and training and the whole hearted manner in which all members of the battalion under his command applied their best efforts to carry on a successful conclusion an exacting and well-planned training schedule.” The board unanimously commended also Capt. William W. Sticlcney, Lieut. Comdr. Don S. Knowlton, Medical Corps, and Maj. Carleton Penn, tem porarily attached to the battalion. Praise was also given the enlisted men. In addition to the report of the board there was also a special report by Comdr. T. G. Anderson and Lieut. ' Comdr. A E. Beddoe. Medical Corps. U. S. Navy, which highly commended the battalion on the cleanliness and sanitation of the camp site and the medical detachment for general effi ciency. In commenting upon the report Maj. Miller said: "Even' officer and man knew his job. The outfit is composed of hard-working, intelligent people, who take their patriotism in a seri ous and practical manner. All they want to be ready for is to move up with the Marine Corps on the first day that trouble breaks. We have no other ambitions. We re Just trying to be real Marines and if we click it's due chiefly to the loyalty of every officer and man of our fine battalion. What we need most of all la a decent arm ory. What we did we prepared for with headquarters in a condemned office building, loaned to us by the District Commissioners, with all our drills In the streets at night. We have the poorest accommodations of any Reserve Battalion in the Marine Corps. If we turned in the best score under that handicap, where would we go with an armory worthy of the Nation's Capital?” -• looted Cathedral Gems Found. PAMPLONA. Spain. September 14 (A3).—Three hundred gems wrenched from cathedral treasures here were said today by police to have been re covered In the home of a friend of a jeweler now under arrest in connec tion with the robbery. Officers of George Washington Post - - (1) Raymond M. Lanlgan. commander; (3) Harry B. Coope, first rice commander; (») J. r. Dull, second rice commander;. (4) C. Caaaard Sehroth, third vice commander; (8) Peat Oomdr. James J. Murphy, adjutant; I (•) Past Oomdr. Lew 8. Kohler, finance officer. —8tar Staff Photo. D. C. Militia Units Resume Weekly Drills in Armory Troops Given Brief Vacation Following Field Training Duty—Will Parade Tuesday Night. For the first time since their re turn from their annual encampment, the officers and men of the 121st Engineers and the 29th Division Head quarters units stationed here donned their uniforms, and began in earnest their armory drill period for the cur rent year, which will carry them through the annual Inspections and up to the encampment of next year. Upon their return from the ar duous duties in the field, which was used to a great extent in improving their target range at Camp Simms, but without neglecting the purely military training, the personnel was given a brief respite through the sus pension of one drill period. While fresh from their field train ing during which they had battalion and regimental parades almost daily, the units will be given another op portunity to show the effectiveness of this training when they will form a part of the Constitution day parade to be held here Tuesday night. Owing to the fact that many of the units are in transitory uniform period, it will be left to the discre tion of the unit commanders as to what uniform will be worn in the parade that night. The explanation is that a number of the units are calling in the Summer uniforms for storage, and are issuing the Winter equipment. Lieut. Col. L. McD. Silvester, United States Infantry, who has been on duty with the National Guard of the District of Columbia for several years as senior instructor of the 29th National Guard Division, left here yesterday, his assignment here hav ing been taken by Col. R. P. Lemley Col. Silvester has been assigned to the Tank Corps at Fort George G. Meade, Md„ but in view of the fact that that unit is now at Virginia Beach, Va., undergoing its annual Fall maneuvers, the Army officer is to go there to join it. Col. Lemley was ordered here from Fort Benning, Ga., where he was second In command of the 29th United States Infantry. He has just been promoted to colonel. Col. John W. Oehmann. command ing the local militia in addition to his assignment in command of the 121st Regiment of Engineers, last Tuesday night presented commissions to two new officers of the regiment. They are Second Lieut. Re.vnald C. Feldt. assigned to Company C. and Second Lieut. James D. Tanner, assigned to Company A. It was announced at Guard head quarters that three new trucks have been assigned to the 260th Coast Ar tillery. They will be used to trans port the foot ball team of that unit to places of practice and for games in which they participate. They also will be used for training the units, j and will be used for the foot ball work when their use will not inter fere. Guard officials entertain little hope ■ now that they will be able to get their armory project out of the works progress or public works funds. How ever, it was Indicated that they will keep on with the efforts, started more than a quarter of a century ago. to obtain suitable armory facilities here in which the troops can receive their training under proper conditions. Although their proposal to build an armory to eventually cost *2.500. 000 has been before the Federal of ficials for many months, nothing definite In the way of an allocation of funds with which to begin has been forthcoming. However, officials doubted whether they would be able to bring the project within the labor and material limitation of the works progress plan, pointing out that they might be faced with the situation of having a lot of labor and no material. The project also is being considered by the National Capital Park and Planning Commission in connection with the construction of stadium facil ities in Anacostia Park at East Capitol street. Of couwe. that body has nothing to do with the provision or allocation of funds, and if this proj ect is finally approved, It then will be necessary for the Guard officials ♦o go directly to Congress and ask for the money, or seek it through a Federal agency, if there Is one then existing with funds to allocate. However, in the past the Guard officials have not been very successful in getting their recommendations for funds for armory construction through Congress. In the past, according to those familiar with the Guard's armory efforts, this has been due to differences of opinion as to who should foot the bill. There Is one group that contends that the money should be provided by the District and Federal Governments on the same basis as other funds for the District are pro vided. The other group contends that as the local miUtia is a Federal one the Federal Government should pro vide all of the money. Several year* ago the officials of the Guard at that time gained the support of citizens' associations and veterans’ bodies for a District project, but that, like other plans, failed. In the construction of the armory. It is proposed to have it so fitted that veteran bodies can have their headquarters there and also hold their meetings. Many of the veterans in Washington were in local fighting units and are former members of the militia. Armory omcers ana otnera lor ycai© have i ©commended that the armory facilities here be materially improved. It was their contention that the Dis trict of Columbia militia shoud have a suitable building which would fur nish a model to the States for ar mory construction. However, the States seem to be going ahead with their own projects, with the aid of Federal allocating, and many of them are providing for small armories in the area where they have troops. The following have been ordered transferred from the active to the Inactive lists of their respective units: Master Sergt. Lewis G. Phillips, Headquarters Detachment, 29th Divi son; Sergt. Ralph P. Bartley. Head quarters Detachment and Combat Train, 260th Coast Artillery: Pvts. James A. Matthews, jr.; William L. Goode and Edward F. Considine, all of Battery A, 260th Coast Artillery; Pvts. Henry 8humate and Thomas R. Coiachicco. both of the Medical De partment Detachment, 260th Coast Artillery. Sergt. William B. Logan, Head quarters Detachment, 29th Division, and Pvt. Edward D. Andrus, 39th Division Military Police Company, have been ordered transferred from the inactive to the active lists of their regpecthr* unite. Pvt. D. E. Slusher. Battery A, 260th Coast Artillery, has been ordered honoiably discharged on account of removal from the city. Pvt. Ricca Di Meglio, Battery C, 260th Coast Artillery, has been ordered honorably discharged to permit him to enlist In the United States Army. The following changes In Battery B, 260th Coast Artillery, have been ordered: 1 Sergt. William P. Edmonds to be first sergeant, Corpl. Wilbur T. O'Brien and Pvt. Julian A. Walker to be sergeants, and Pvt. William S. Shields to be corporal. At the same time the following de motions were ordered, without preju dice: First Sergt. Julian A. Walker, Sergts. William S 8hields and Walk»r A. Shea and Corpl. Denis K. Lane to be privates. Upon recommendation of the com pany commander, the following pro motions have been ordered In Com pany P, 121st Engineers: Pvt. (First Class* Edward A. Bates and Pvt. Ralph M. Beay to be cot porals. In the matter of uniforming the National Guard. It was pointed out in a statement by Capt. Alexander C Doyle that for the fiscal year 19.36. the current year, *6.50 per enlisted man will be allotted to each State. The initial equiping of the National Guard with serge and elastique uni forms has been completed. This pin gram was initiated in the latter part of the fiscal year 1932. The extra large sized melton uni forms in stock at the Philadelphia quartermaster depot, and the prop erty of the National Guard, wefe aoid to the quartermaster general for use by the Civilian Conservation Corps reimbursement of which amounted to *78,254.16. This sum was applied to the manufacture of serge and elastique uniforms. It was pointed out that the cotton khaki shirts are available at present In limited quantities only. During the current fiscal year the National Guard Bureau announces that It will call for requisitions from the various States on a basis of two shirts per enlisted man, in lieu of woolen shirt.;, and have these shirts manufactured in the same manner as were the nett serge and elastique uniforms. State will be informed as to when the requi sitions should be submitted. The Guard Bureau has called for the manufacture of 50,000 field cap. This cap is authorized as an issue t the following units: Motorized coa and field artillery, tank compand air corps and quartermaster train These caps are to .-upplant the cam paign hat and the Pershing cap At the same time it was announced that a service test is being conducted on a field cap which Is somewhai similar In appearance to the oversea, cap. It is so constructed that th" stiffened visor can be turned down for the protection of the eyes and a simi lar one can be turned down for the protection of the back of the head and neck. If and when this cap w approved for issue it may replace the present campaign hat and overseas cap. Its estimated coat is about 60 cents. Because of the fact that itf adoption is problematical, the orders for the 50,000 overseas caps was is sued. The statement further says that at present there is now authorized for units, the Pershing rap. the campaign hat, overseas cap, fatigue hat and iron helmet. There is in prospect the ad dition of the fabric helmet and the new field cap, and the comment is made that there are so many types that they threaten to become a nui sance. The Guard Bureau. It was said now is endeavoring to turn over to the quartermaster general for us« by the Civilian Conservation Corps articles of clothing in excess of the needs of the National Guard. However, it appears that only woolen coats and overcoats can be used by the civilian corps. Ap proximately 55.000 coats and 43.000 overcoats had been reported as avail able for transfer, Corpls. Morgan G. King and Roy W. King and Pvt. Donald E. O'Bryant have been ordered promoted to ser geants in Battery A, 260th Coast Ar tillery. In the same units Pvts. Daniel Davis and Warren B. Dell have been ordered promoted to corporals. Pvt. i First Class) Francis P. Calla han and Pvt. James W. Condit have been ordered promoted to corporals in Company D. 121st Engineers, upon the recommendation of the company com mander. I-- " I PURPLE HEART ASSOCIATION Dr. Thomas Griffith of The Dalles. Oreg., until 23 years ago of this city, has been awarded the Purple Heart, for rescuing a fellow officer in the World War when he was severely wounded. He was at that time as signed to the British Army Medical Corps. Previously Dr. Griffith, who had been a major, was decorated by King George with the Order of the Military Cross. Dr. Griffith is a son-in-law of Rex'. E. Hez Swem, former pastor of the Centennial Baptist Church, here. Mount Vernon Chapter will meet tomorrow night In the National Guard Armory when a report of the annual convention recently held in Detroit will be given. MaJ. W. E. Dove, H. D. Nuremberg and Lloyd Henry were delegates and Robert Forlcish and Michael Koistlc, alter nates. Frank A. Schrepfer of Pennsylvania was elected commander and T. ‘ M. Thompson of Minneapolis, Minn., senior vice commander. Minneapolis was selected as the convention city for 1936. MaJ. Dove was elected a member of the National Executive Commit tee, Robert H. Brown, who has done fine work as historian, was elected national historian: James F. Mickel, senior vice commander, was selected for chairman of the National Legis lative Committee, and it is understood that Lloyd E. Henry will continue a« a member of the National Executive Committee representing Maryland pending the formation of chapters in Baltimore and other places. New Charity Established. Widow* and daughters of profes* alonal men will be aided by a charity established In Edinburgh, Scotland, under the will of the lata Johnston* Christie Wright.