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Legion Membership Gains
40,000 for Total of 514,000 Delaware Is First Department to Achieve Quota—District Posts Work Harder in Campaign Here. Tnt; American J-iegion ar me close of January had a total membership of 514,801, which is more than 40,000 members ahead of the same time last year, according to word received here from national headquarters at Indianapolis. At the same time the Legion had 11,232 posts In active service, the largest in its history, and 112 more than a year ago. Delaware was the first department to go over the top in its quota, thereby winning the Henry Gouraud Trophy. The Department of the District of Columbia had reached 88.31 in its quota. Since that time, however, Department Comdr. Joseph Malloy has urged the various posts to work harder in their membership drives and it is expected the local branch of the organization will attain its1 quota. Free mailing of magazines and newspapers to war veterans in hos pitals was provided for in a bill Introduced in Congress by Repre sentative Joe H. Eagle of Texas. Known as H. R. 9476, the bill was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads and was ordered printed. Tens of thousands of hospitalized veterans would be benefited by the passage of this measure. U. S. S. Jacob Jones Post, No. 2, Whose members are all former serylce women, held what Is believed to be the first meeting of its kind in Amer ican Legion history last Monday when Comdr. Helen Linkins Opitz and Capt. Gene Austin presided at the Joint meeting of the post and U. S. S. Jacob Jones Squadron, Sons of the Legion. Members of the squadron are sons of U. S. S. Jacob Jones Post members. Arrangements for the meeting were made by Past Comdr. Mary Tatspaugh. Past Comdr. Jane Breen and Rose O'Hara. The pledge of allegiance was lead by Capt. Gene Austin. There were selections by the drum corps of the squadron. Department Defense Officer Col. McCathran spoke on “Armed De fense as Peace Insurance.” Depart ment Comdr. Joseph Malloy addressed his remarks mainly to the boys in 6peaking on modern patriotism. The attendance prize was won by Edith Warren Quinn. N:w members admitted were Olga J. •McCambridge and Genevieve Perry. Upon motion of Child Welfare Jane Breen, the post will purchase one quart of milk daily for a needy family. Americanism Officer Mary Tats paugh reported 15 volunteer workers from the post had completed six vol umes or 560 pages of shellacking dur ing the month of January. Her com mittee is completing arrangements for a program to be given at the Girls’ Training School. Motion pic tures will be shown and two prizes will be awarded for essays now being prepared on the subject-of “Abraham Lincoln.” Four school award medals are being contributed to the depart ment under whose supervision an essay contest is being held in the local Junior high schools. The February Advisory Council meeting was held at the new home of Past Comdr. Helen Sprague Brown, with Past Comdr. Helen McCarty and Blanche Sinclair as rn-TinstAfisrie Tank Corps Post. No. 19. will meet at the hay loft. 1326 Massachusetts avenue, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Post Adjt. R. T. Haugh will assist any member who has not filed his bonus application. A dance will be held March 14 at the hay loft. Frank L. Peckham. member of the post, has been appointed member of a campaign -committee by Depart ment Comdr. Malloy to further the candidacy of John Lewis Smith, na tional executive committeeman, who was recently indorsed by the Executive Committee of the department for the office of national commander. Lincoln Post, No. 17, held its annual banquet February 12 at the Shoreham Hotel. Post Comdr. Roland W. Phil lips made the address of welcome and Introduced the toastmaster, Maj. Ed gar T. Hitch. Among the speakers were Senator Elmer Benson of Min nesota, Representative ImhofT of Illi nois, Thomas Owen, national his torian of the American Legion; Joseph J. Malloy, department commander, and Miss Nicie Perrell, department president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary. The post took part in the exercises at the Lincoln Memorial on February 12. Harold Emery and Arthur Greeley carried the post colors and Comdr. Phillips placed a wreath with those of other patriotic organizations. The United States Treasury Post, No. 35, met at the Broadmoor Apart ment last Tuesday for the command 'Cr's dinner and dance and had among its many distinguished guests Depart ment Comdr. Joseph J. Malloy. The following were voted to mem bership: Pauline Hechinger, Ger aldine Clarke, George Freeland, George Elfing, F. B. Potter, F. I. Baker, James Fitzmaurice, E. J. Shep herd, D. G. Myers, G. C. Davis, L. Oppenheim, Herbert Myers, J. E. Jack eon, Henry Shepherd, T. B. Fairhurst K. T. Wood and W. G. Nicholson. Jack Marceron was appointed wel fare officer and a new hospital visi tation plan was worked out. The pub licity chairmanship was given A. J. Thomas. --- MHUIVU W WiiOXUCi the purchase of a club house were Comrades Clarice, Quade, Wood, Mar Ceron, Daniels, Bovay, Wheeler, Woolfe, Maddox, Andrews, Blake, S tough, Hammond, McNamara, Buerstetta, .Walker, Conway, Flannery, Dreison stok and Thomas, The Sergt. Jasper Post drive for renewals will continue until March •30. The following have been ap pointed team captains: Jesse Chaillet, •Fred Money, James White and Bill Xershner. Plans for the annual past com manders’ banquet are being made. It is expected to take place late in March. The post is co-operating with the unit in a supper dance at the Broad moor next Friday. Fort Stevens Post, No. 32, and Fort Stevens Post Squadron, S. A. L„ cele brated George Washington’s birthday with a community program at Paul Junior High School last Friday eve ning. Mrs. Henry Grattan Doyle, president of the Board of Education, District of Columbia; Judge Robert E. Mattingly and Department Comdr. Joseph J. Malloy made short addresses. Medals were presented to the win ners of the George Washington essay contest, participated in by students of the sixth grade of public and paro chial schools in the No: thwest area. Certificates were also presented to the Meetings This Week Monday—Costello Post Drum and Bugle Corps, National Guard Armory, 8 p.m. Tuesday—Victory Post, No. 4, Colonial Hotel, 8 p.m.; James Reese Europe Post, No. 6, Twelfth Street V. M. C. A., 8 p.m.; Fort Stevens Post Drum and Bugle Corps, old Brightwood School, 8 p.m. Thursday—Department Execu tive Committee, board room, Dis trict Building, 8 p.m. Friday—Guard of Honor, Na tional Guard Armory, 8 p.m. American Legion medal award win ners of Macfarland and Paul Junior High School?. As a gift from the post the squad fon was the recipient of a stand of colors and “five-star medals” were awarded members for conspicuous service. Entertainment and music were fur nished by the Paul Junior High School Orchestra, Comrades Viancour, Thompson, Watson and Howard, the Ryan twins, little “Cookie” Giannini, the Hill Billies from Peoria and the squadron Drum and Bugle Corps. Capt. Richard Mansfield gave a chalk talk. Comdr. John D. Kiley, Past Comdr. W. H. Hargrave and Post Americanism Officer J. A. Walker spoke at Roose velt High School on Monday and Tuesday in pursuance of the depart ment school program. The post Drum and Bugle Corps is enlarging to full quota and several va cancies exist. Applicants need not be experienced musicians. The corps meets every Tuesday evening in the old Brightwood School. The boys' squadron will hold a business meeting in Fort Stevens Hall next Friday evening. Capt. Tom How ard will preside. Government Printing Office Post, No. 33, will hold a leap year dance in Harding Hall, Government Printing Office, next Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be prizes. The post band held its first musicale last Friday in Harding Hall. The proceeds from this and other concerts to be held later in the season will go toward sending the band to the na tional convention, which will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. Comdr. Edward R. Dixon announced a drive will be conducted during the next few weeks in an effort tto enroll the 100 or more veterans in the Gov ernment Printing Office. Dr. William H. Hough, chairman of the Public Health Committee of the District Medical Society, addressed the Vincent B. Co6tello Post at its last session, describing the inadequacy of facilities for treatment and control of preventable diseases in the District of Columbia. A resolution was adopted that the post "assures the medical group and the citizens of the District of Columbia of the whole-hearted support and co operation of the membership of its organization in the campaign to raise the public health standard of this city and secure an appropriation adequately sufficient therefor from the Congress of the United States.” The Midwinter supper dance of the Costello Drum and Bugle Corps will be held February 29, at the Broadmoor Grill, from 9 p.m. to 1 am. A floor show has been arranged. Reserva tions from the president of the corps, 1434 Chapin st., or phone Columbia 3525. Mary Esther Kolhos, Department Child Welfare officer, has just returned from the area B, conference on child welfare at Wilmington, Del. She an nounced the conference is desirous of meeting in this city next year. Her complete report on the conference and the activities outlined there will be submitted to the Department Execu tive Committee when it meets in the District Building this week. It is ex pected at this time this department will extend to national headquarters an invitation to have the 1937 annual meeting of area B for child welfare held in Washington. At the request of the department commander, Joseph J. Malloy, the de partment athletic officer, George Royal, will sponsor a program in be half of this department whereby sev eral teams will participate in the na tional junior base ball program. Plans have been made to have at least four teams in the field. Watson B. Miller, director, National Rehabilitation Committee, announces a general conference will be held at the Hamilton Hotel on February 29, March 1 and 2. National Comdr. Ray Murphy will address the conference on March 1 at 10 a.m. The National Adjutant Frank Samuel is expected to attend some of the sessions and it is hoped that the national president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Mrs. Melville Muckelstone, will also attend. National Executive Committeeman John Lewis Smith was indorsed by the Department Executive Committee for the office of national commander at the last meeting. This will leave a vacancy In the office of national ex ecutive committeeman, and the De partment of Agriculture at its last meeting adopted a resolution indorsing Dept. Comdr. Malloy for this office. DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA State Councilor Maude A. Wine and her associate State councilor, Viola Frazier, and their staff of officers will pay their annual visit to BrooUand Council next Thursday evening at 3501 Twelfth street northeast. The State councilor and staff, of officers paid their official visit to Mix pah Council at St. John’s parish hall last Thursday evening. They were officially received by Conductor May Derryberry and the councilor, Ella Stone. Katherine M. Baum sang a welcome song. A play was rendered by the members of Golden Rule Council. Fidelity Council convened, with Mrs. Wright in the chair. The national and State officers of Maryland were officially received. Friendship Council convened, with the associate councilor, Mildred Stev ens, presiding. Unity Council will hold a dinner at the home of Mrs. Frances Wright, 3819 Blaine street northeast, tomor row at 8 p.m. Virginia Dare Council met, with Joan Marr, councilor, presiding. The councilor appointed the following com mittees for her term: Mrs. Lucy Hardy, good of the order, and M. A. Butts, |ress correspondent. ^ LEGION AUXILIARY ronmuB Every Unit Plans Birthday Festival in March for Com« munity Service. The membership of the American Legion Auxiliary in the United States has reached a total of 298,819, accord ing to word received here from a meeting of the presidents and secre taries of the various units at national headquarters. This was announced at a meeting of membership chairmen at the home of Miss Lillian Reagan, membership chairman. In accordance with the national president’s plan, every unit will hold a Legion birthday festival on March 16 to raise funds to celebrate another membership advance. All member ship to be credited to this drive must be at national headquarters on Apri' 1. After the membership meeting a social was held in honor of the birth day anniversary of the department president, Miss Nicie Perrell, and the department treasurer, Mrs. Ola Lee. Miss Perrell was a guest of honor of the president of Lincoln Unit, No. 17, Mrs. Betty Bush, at the annual party of Lincoln Po6t, No. 17, American Legion, at the Shoreham Hotel on February 12. She was also enter tained at dinner at the Lotus Cafe on February 17, in honor of her natal day, by the following department officers: National Executive Commit tee woman Miss M.' Edna McIntosh, Department Vioe President- Mrs. Mar garet Carroll, Mrs. Evelyn Copeland and Mrs. Madelyn Pence; Department Secretary Miss Margaret Garry, De partment Assistant Secretary Mrs. Madeline Stanton, Department Treas urer Mrs. Ola Lee, and the depart ment color bearers, Miss Glenn Newell and Mrs. Viva Doleman. The officers later made their official visit to Sergt. Jasper Unit, No. 13, at the Raleigh Hotel. A wreath was placed at the Wash ington Monument and at the tomb of George Washington at Mount Vernon yesterday in the name of the depart ment. The wreaths were given by the Sergt. Jasper Unit, No. 13, and United States Treasury Unit, No, 35. Sergeant Jasper Unit, No. 13, met at the Raleigh Hotel last Monday night, with President Anna Elliott in the chair. Americanism was featured, wit., the Sons of the Legion Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Juniors of the unit in Colonial costume. Squadron Comdr. Eugene Austin and Junior President, Mary Winifred McCarthy, gave the greetings. Albert Llufrio gave vocal selections, Miss Mary Brewer a reading, the bicentennial song, “Father of the Land We Love”; junior member Betty Clarkson, accompanied by her father, Russell Clarkson; an Americanism address by Miss Faustine Dennis, department chairman of Americanism and national defense, and an address by Representative Harold Knutson of Minnesota. The department president, Miss Nicle B. Perrell, and her staff were honor guests. Mrs. Adelaide Hallo ran, department chairman of junior activities, and department commander of the Sons of the Legion, Maj. R. A. Horton, extended greetings. The juniors met February 15 at the home of Mrs. Mary MacMillin, clos ing the charter registration roll with 26 members. The permanent officers elected were: President, Mary Wini fred McCarthy; vice president, Viola Smith; chaplain, Connie Allen; sec retary, Marie Taylor; treasurer, Fran ces Crozier; sergeant at arms, Mary Thornton; color bearers, Betty Clark son and Nancy Lee Abreo. Installa tion will be in March at the home of President Anna Elliott. The unit’s second dance will be at the Broadmoor next Friday at 9 p.m. The James Reese Europe Unit, No. 5, Junior Auxiliary, met at the home of Esther N. Maedel February 15, with Elaine Norris presiding. Emlie Parker was initiated and ap pointed publicity chairman and Catherine Norris was appointed mem bership chairman. The juniors will give a bingo party March 7 at 1021 Columbia road, from 2 to 5 p.m. The next meeting will be held at the home of the junior secretary, Phyllis Reed, 531 Harvard street, March 21, at 2 p.m. The Vincent B. Costello Unit, No. 15, celebrated its 15th birthday an niversary February 11, at the Cafe La Paree, with a dinner and dance. Mrs. Ella Bell, vice president, presided at the guest tame ana gave tne ad dress of welcome. Among the distinguished guests were: Department Comdr. American Legion Joseph J. Malloy, Department President American Legion Auxiliary Miss Nicie Perrell, National Executive Committeewoman Miss M. Edna Mc Intosh, Department Vice President Mrs. Margaret Carroll, Department Treasurer Mrs. Ola Lee, Department Color Bearer Mrs. Viva Doleman, De partment President of Maryland Mrs. Frank Farley, Comdr. of Vincent B. Costello Post, No. 15, Mack Clarke; Department Americanism Of ficer Lieut. Horace Lineburg; Comdr. of Washington Police Post, No. 29, Raymond Carroll; President of Wash ington Police Unit, No. 29, Mrs. Ada Carver; Grand Chef de Gare of Voiture No. 174, 40 et 8, Martin Dyer; Mrs. Joseph J. Malloy, Mrs. Marie E. Dyer, Mrs. Viola Clarke and Frank Farley of Maryland. .. A special meeting of the Kenneth H. Nash Unit, No. 8, was held in the home of the president, Mrs. Mary B. Corwin. Plans were made for the formation of a past presidents' parley, with Mrs. Ethel Wilt as chairman. The junior organization, under the direction of Mrs. Zelda Mulvey, chair man, will furnish flag codes for sev eral local schools. Mrs. Wilbur May and Miss May were admitted to mem bership. The unit won a national citation for securing a paid-up membership, based on last year’s membership, by December 31, 1935, and has Increased that membership to date 331-3 per cent. Mrs. Delle Underwood and Mrs. Sarah Kohen were appointed to ar range a party to be given by the unit in observation of the birthdays of the organization and of the unit. Mrs. Louise Fisk, rehabilitation chairman, reported the co-operation of the Nash Post with the unit’s activi ties for the benefit of the veterans at Mount Alto Ho6pial. Mrs. Under wood, ways and means chairman, an nounced plans for a rummage sale in he early Spring and requested con tributions of wearing apparel and household articles for this sale. The next regular meeting will be held March 4 in the Raleigh HjjteL Officers of Nash Legion Post ■in ii.iiu 1. Joseph Goldberg, commander. 2. J. J. Mulvey, vice commander. | 3. William Mulkey, finance officer. 4. Ellis R. King, adjutant. V.F.W. CONVENTION SET SEPTJ3 TO 11 Encampment in Denver, Membership Drive Car ried On. Meetings This Week. Monday: 8 p.m.. Front Line Post No. 1401, 1414 Eye street. Washington Post No. 2364, 1508 Fourteenth street. Tuesday: 8 p.m., National Cap ital Post No. 127, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines’ Club, Eleventh and L streets. Federal Post Auxiliary and Fol low Me Post Auxiliary, Thomas Circle Club, 1326 Massachusetts avenue. Wednesday: 8 p.m., Potomac Post Auxiliary. Defense Post No. 2357, 2030 Rhode Island avenue northeast. Overseas Military Band, Drum and Bugle Corps, National Guard Armory. Thursday: 8 p.m., National Capital Post Auxiliary, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines’ Club, Elev enth and L streets. Potomac Post No. 1085 (offi cial visitation by department commander and his staff officers), Northeast Masonic Temple. Herbert L. Edmonds Post No. 2460, Ambassador Hotel. Friday: 8 p.m., United States Treasury Post No. 2400, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines’ Club. Edward K. Inman, commander District of Columbia Department Veterans of Foreign Wars, has re ceived word from national headquar ters that the national encampmen' will be held at Denver, Colo., Sep tember 13 to 18. Although Denvei was selected as the convention city at the last encampment at New Orleans, the definite dates have jusl been decided. The membership campaign, now being conducted by the local depart • ment, is designed to increase mate rially the District’s representation al the Denver encampment. Plans for the bonus victory dinnei to be tendered Commander in Chie! James E. Van Zandt by the District department, in conjunction with th< fifth Hello America! broadcast, ar« progressing. Dr. A. Victor Cercell wil! announce complete details early thii week. Columbia Post met at the Thomas Circle Club February 12 and voted tc confer the rights and privileges ol honorary membership upon Lieut Gen. A. M. Uzefovich, formerly of the Allied Russian Army. Gen. Uzefovich is a naturalized citizen of the United States and an employe of the Govern ment in Washington, D. C. In the early days of his military career the general saw service during the Russo-Japanese War in defense ol Port Arthur, 1904. He subsequently distinguished himself further as an officer of the Imperial Russian Army in service with the allied cause during the World War, 1914-1918. He is e military engineer member of the So ciety of American Military Engineers, a member of the Military Order of th< World War and a member of the Dis abled American Veterans of the World War. Comdr. Will H. Chase welcomed Department Comdr. Howard K. Inman and members of his official staff. wasnmgton rusu wui mccv wmui row evening at 1508 Fourteenth street A large delegation from Defense Post will be guests. Comdr. John Koestei of Defense Post and his staS will as sist the officers of Washington Post ir obligating recruits. The Derby Day Ball Committee will render a report on its special meeting last Friday evening. The committee will recommend that the function be held at the Washington Hotel. Following the business session en tertainment and refreshments will be provided, under the direction ol Senior Vice Comdr. John J. Reardor and Archie Turner. Equality-Waiter Reed Post met al W. O. W. Hall, 935 G place, last Mon day night. Guests included membert of Front Line Post, headed by Comdr, Frank Topash, and a group of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Comdr. Leonard J. Bacon made a short address of welcome. Past Department Comdr. Daniel E Campbell gave a history of the loca V. F. W. Department Brief talfci ; were also made by Department Junto] Honored LIEUT. GEN. UZEFOVICH, Formerly of the Allied Russian ■ Army, who has been made an honorary member of Columbia Post, District of Columbia Depart ment, Veterans of Foreign Wars. SPANISH VETERANS’ COMMITTEE CHOSEN Capt. J. E. Wilson Announces Members of Entertainment Group. Meetings This Week. Tuesday: Col. James S. Pettit Camp, 8 p.m., 921 Pennsylvania , | avenue southeast. Friday: Gen. Nelson A. Miles Camp. 8 p.m., Pythian Temple. Monday: Col. James S. Pettit Auxiliary, 8 p.m., Naval Lodge Hall. Friday: Gen. Nelson A. Miles Auxiliary, 8 p.m., Pythian Temple. Comdr. George A. Williams presided over the meeting of Richard J. Harden Camp. William G. Van Horne was mustered into membership. Capt. J. E. Wilson, chairman of the Enter tainment Committee, announced the following members on his committee: Joseph J. Harvey, secretary; John A. Gallagher, Walter F. Piper, Leo M. Devlin, Elbert B. Richmond, John Hamberg, William Henderson, Daniel Foley, William E. Rink. Charles Ammonn, Harry B. Coulter and Charles D. Long. Employment Committee: William L. Mattocks, chairman; Past Depart ment Comdr. Tom D. Binckley and Past Comdr. Victor L. Watkins. Comdr. Elvin M. Luskey presided at the meeting of Gen. Nelson A. Miles Camp. Department Comdr. George V. McAleer and Junior Department Comdr. Victor L. Woolridge spoke. Comdr. Francis A. Torrens presided over Admiral George Dewey Naval Camp. Department Comdr. McAlear, Past Department Comdr. Charles McCaffrey, Past Department Comdr. Tom D. Binckley, Past Comdr. Charles D. Long of Harden Camp and Department Adjt. William E. Rink spoke. jricaiucuL Minima an cm piesiaea at the meeting of Gen. Nelson A. Miles Auxiliary. Mrs. Maude E. Wright was mustered into membership. Department President Mrs. Mary C. Lipscomb presided at the meeUng of the department auxiliary when the national president made her official visit. She was accompanied by Mrs. Edna Herbert, national secretary; Mrs. Marie Williams, national treas urer; Q. M. Gen. Patrick J. Callan, Department Comdr. McAlear and his staff and past National Presidents Minnie Lenhart and 'Mamie B. Schmidt. The department will give a dance and card party March 21 at the Con tinental Hotel at 9 p.m. The Daughters of ’98 have changed their meeting night to the first and third Thursdays at 921 Pennsylvania avenue southeast. * Vice Comdr. David B. Herman of Maj. Gen. Clarence R. Edwards Poet, Comdr. Topash of Front Line Post, Dr. Herbert J. Bryson, Phillip B. Keefer and Sterling L. Morelock, congressional medal of honor members of Equality-Walter Reed Post, both of whom have been designated by Na tional Comdr. James E. Van Zandt as his aides de camp of the congressional medal of honor class. ^ D. A. V. OBSERVES WASHINGTONJAY District Department Places Wreath at Tomb of First President. The District of Columbia Depart ment of the Disabled American Vet erans yesterday observed Washington’s birthday and a wreath was placed in the name of the department at a ceremony sponsored by the National Capital Chapter. No. 2, at the tomb of the “father of our country.” A meeting of the Executive Com mittee was held last Wednesday in the board room of the District Build ing. Plans were started for the D. A. V. to participate with the other organi zations at the Memorial day celebra tion at Arlington Cemetery. Dr. C. Hamilton Anderson, depart ment commander, attended the meet ing last week of the Women’s Aux iliary and pledged his support to bring about a greater membership and other activities sponsored by it. A meeting of the Federal Chapter last week at the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines’ Club was presided over by Comdr. Burr Lenhart. Department Comdr. Anderson and Comdr. of Na tional Capital Chapter William B. Co vert were guests. Ace-Rasmussen Chapter, No. 1, met last Friday at the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines’ Club. Past commanders’ badges were presented to Past Comdrs. Joseph A. Ashi, Herbert A. Church, Cecil H. Anderson and John L. Spears. Comdr. A. Stuart Burch presided. Rea Chapter will-meet February 28, according to announcement of Comdr. Howard S. Starr. The meeting will be held at the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines’ Club. At a meeting of National Capital Chapter last week, Comdr. William B. Covert presided. Addresses were made by Gen. A. M. Uzefovich, for merly of the Allied Russian Army; John Lowe of the Loyal Order of the Moose: John J. Crim, Golden Rodent of the Washington Dugout of the Trench Rats: Kenneth C. Brad ley, Detroit Chapter. No. 1, D. A. V.; Comdr. Burr Lenhart of Federal Chapter, No. 6, this city; also Senior Vice Comdr. A. K. Heimer and Wil liam P. Plikas of the same chapter. There w»as installation of J. R. Martin as junior vice commander, Lou McCray, adjutant, and W. J. Bush, chaplain. Committee chairmanships were an nounced as follow’s: John T. Chedester, Membership; Lou McCray. Hospital and Welfare: Ralph Leonard. Enter tainment: Robert Slater, Publicity: William R. Beall, Constitution, and T. Z. Carroll, Resolutions. Communications from the follow ing were transmitted to the member ship of the chapter—National Comdr. M. A. Harlan of the D. A. V„ Secre tary of the British Embassy P. A. Broadmead. Capt. George Crosby. U. S. A.; Mrs. Louis A. McMahon and Comdr. Albert W. Jacobson of the Washington Post of the Jewish War Veterans. MARINE RESERVES The following privates enlisted In' the 5th Battalion, Fleet Marine Corps Reserve last week: Company A—Robert A. Brand, Percy J. Brown, John R. Pearson, Tal mage E. Wheeler. Company B—Wil liam F. Thompson. Company C— Harry O. Bailey, James E. Campbell, William P. Fann. Company D—Walter L. Borror. Company E (Alexandria, Va.)—Floyd L. Dickerson, Paul M. Ramsey. Company G (Roanoke,-Va.) —Everett L. Graham. Corpl. Lancaster Lowry, Headquar ters Company (band) was honorably discharged after six years of service and immediately re-enlisted for four years. Pvt. Charles R. Moir, jr„ joined Company G. Roanoke. Va., by transfer from the Southern Reserve Area Cas ual Regiment. Intrabattalion transfers are as fol lows: First Sergt. Rollie V. Essex from Company A to D, Gunnery Sergt. Percy M. Mears from B to A, Corpl. Joseph L. Ludwig from Headquarters Company to A, Pvt. Francis E. Mulli gan from B to headquarters, Pvt. Wal ter F. Powers from B to C. Recent promotions—Robert T. Eich oltz from sergeant to gunnery sergeant, Company C; Clark H. Baldwin from corporal to sergeant, Headquarters Company: Julian Savage from private to sergeant, Headquarters Company (band); Henry F. Stille from corporal to sergeant. Company A; Leonard K. McRae from private to corporal. Head quarters Company (band): Hugo A. Bonucelli from private to private first class, Company D. The following were transferred from the battalion to an inactive status in the Eastern Reserve area: Pvts. John R. Kauf, Evert M. Ken nedy, Clarence V. Kurtz, Arthur D. Lachman, Karl G. McCormick, Nor man E. Pyles, Richard S. Terry. The 5th Battalion forms for drill and Instruction every Tuesday eve ning at 458 Indiana avenue. Ap plicants for enlistment may apply at that address on any Tuesday or Wednesday evening. There are sev eral vacancies in Rifle Companies A, B and C. There are also vacancies for trumpeters and cooks. There are vacancies in Company F, basing at Rockville, Md., applicants for which should apply at Rockville to Capt. Ralph M. King. company a, oasmg at Alexandria, Va., in command of First Lieut. Mar tin D. Delaney, has recently been au thorised to recruit to full company strength of 60 men. Applicants re siding in Alexandria and vicinity de siring to affiliate with Company E should contact Lieut. Delaney at 131 North Washington street. Applicants for enlistment in the band should contact First Lieut. Leon Bruslloff at 458 Indiana avenue. P. E. 0. SISTERHOOD ' Chapter I was entertained at lunch eon February 13 at the home of its president, Mrs. E. C. Higbie, in Har vard Hall, with Miss Eleanor Smith and Mrs. Markham as guests. Mrs. Lewis Barrett gave a book re view on “That Strange Little Brown Man, Gandhi.” Chapter G—Mrs. Johnston B. Campbell and Mrs. David H. Cald well entertained at a luncheon at Mrs. Campbell’s home in the Roose velt Hotel. The honor guests were the officers of the District of Colum bia Chapter and the presidents of the local chapters. Miss Helen Harman spoke on "Ellis Island” and Mrs. Robert C. Hib ben read a paper on “The Women of the Bible.” Division Special Troops Praised for Attendance Maj. Gen. Milton A. Reckord Urges Local Militiamen to Maintain Practice They Have Started. /TVEE attendance record of the Spe-! 1 cial Troops, 29th National i Guard Division, which are part of the local militia, was the subject of a special commendatory let ter received from Maj. Gen. Milton A. Reckord of Maryland, commanding this division, which is composed of the militia units of this city and of the States of Maryland and Virginia and a portion of Pennsylvania. “A careful study of the attendance reports of the District of Columbia units of your command for the months of September, October and Novem ber," wrote Gen. Reckord, “indicates a very satisfactory condition and, as the division commander, I wish to compliment you for the splendid at tendance record made during the past three months. “It will be greatly appreciated by the undersigned if you will continue to make every effort to secure a sat isfactory attendance at the drills of the units under your command, as only In that manner can we hope for the greatest efficiency." Maj. William T. Roy, commander of the divisional special troops here, in sending the letter to members of the command, added: “The commanding officer, special troops, takes great pride in passing the above commendation on to all members of the special troops and appreciates the effective work of all concerned in securing attendance which has warranted the above state ment of the division commander." The headquarters of the local Guard here, Incidentally, made public the at tendance records for all units for last month, and the tabulation shows that the 121st Regiment of Engineers, as a unit, lead the list with an attendance percentage total of 28V.1, with the 260th Coast Artillery units second with an average of 187.4; the special troops, 29th Division, third with 113.1 and Company A, 372d Infantry, 53. In the Engineers group, Company D topped the list with an average at tendance of 49. The other units in this regiment had average attendance records for the month as follows: Headquarters and Service Company, 42.7: Band, 23: Medical Department Detachment, 14.2; Company A. 41.2; Company B, 40: Company C, 36; Corn pan v E, 39.5: Company F, 39.7. 260th Coast Artillery—Battery C led with an average of 44.5, with the others as follows: Headquarters Detachment and Combat Train, 17.1: Medical De partment Detachment, 11; Battery A, 38.5; Battery B. 37; Battery E, 38.7. The 29th Division Military Police Company was the top unit in the divisional special troops, with an av erage of 54.7, which, incidentally, was higher than any other unit in the other groups. The others in the divisional units were: Headquarters Detachment, Special Troops, 8.7; Headquarters Detachment, 29th Divi sion, 49.7; 29th Division Military Po lice Company, 54.7. MaJ. William H. Crosson. Corps of ! Engineers. U. S. A., has been des ignated by the commanding general, 3rd Corps Area, to conduct the an j nual inspections and survey of prop I erty of the 121st Regiment of Engi neers. MaJ. Crosson now is on duty at Philadelphia, Pa. ; The inspections are to be held next month and the officers and men of the various units now are engaged in checking the reports of their last year’s Inspections with the idea of correcting faults found by the inspec ors at that time. Property and prop erty rooms are being put in shape, although the conditions at the local armory make it difficult for the offi cers and men to fix up their store rooms as they should be. The National Guard Bureau has called to the attention of local Guard headquarters the fact that a number of investigations during the year dis closed irregularities in the administra ! tion of company funds in certain Na tional Guard organizations through out the country. Commanding officers of local units, in a memorandum order from head quarters, have been admonished to pay particular attention and conform to the regulations governing the ad ministration of such funds in their respective commands. In view of the limited funds avail able for the transportation of officers and men to training camps in pri vately-owned automobiles, organiza tion commanders have been directed to present to local Guard headquar ters not later than March 15, next, as to personnel of their commands which they desire to travel to and from camp in privately-owned cars. The order specifically states that the report is not to include the names of individuals but merely the position or office held within the organization. It is the desire to restrict such pri vate movement this time, it was ex plained, because the coming encamp ment is to be a test mobilization, un der actual field conditions, and the private transportation must be held to a minimum. It was pointed out in this connection that in time of a na tional emergency, when the men are called into actual service, they would have to travel with their units, as pri vate transportation could not be cared for. mme it is oeuevea m some circles that it is desirous of having some of the men take their own automobiles so that they would have transporta tion to centers of recreation when off duty, it was added that in time of war much recreation is provided in the camps, and it is likely that much of this will be provided this year. Last year when it was planned to have the mobilization elaborate plans were made for entertaining the men in camp. Pvts. Lee M. Grooms, Stirling E. Chambers, Edward 8. Holland, jr„ and Frank L. Thatcher have been ordered honorably discharged from the Headquarters and Service Com pany, 121st Engineers, because of re moval from the city. Because of removal from the city. Pvt. William E. Crawford. Battery C, 260th Coast Artillery, has been or dered honorably discharged from that unit. Pvt. Richard J. Costello, Battery B, 260th Coast Artillery, has been or dered honorably discharged, on his own request, he having completed one year of a three-year re-enlistment. On account of business interfer ence with the performance of mili tary duty, Pvt. Clarke J. McLane, headquarters detachment, 29th Divi sion, has been ordered transferred from the active to the inactive list of that unit. | Pvt. Irving L. Cliff has been or dered transierred from the inactiva to the active list of Company D, 121st Engineers. Capt. Nicholas D. Woodward, U. 8. Infantry, now on duty with the fifth Maryland National Ouard Regiment at Baltimore, Md., has been detailed by the commanding general, 3d Army Corps Area, to conduct the inspec tions of personnel and surveys of property of the Infantry units of the local National Guard. Corps. Harold E. Forbes and Emil F. Paschall, Battery A, 260th Coast Artillery, have been ordered reduced to the grade of privates, without prejudice. In the same unit the following pro motions have been ordered: Pvts. Harold G. McCallum and William J. Van Schelven to be corporals; Sergt. John P. King to be first sergeant and Staff Sergt. John M. Crandall to be master sergeant. In Battery B, the following promo tions have been announced: Pvt. Harry M. Johnston to be sergeant and Pvts. James H. Stargel and Philip Hoffman to be corporals. Another step forward in the for mation of the Coast Artillery regi ment was taken during the week, when orders were issued by Lieut. Col. Maj. W. Burns that the regimental and first battalion staff function as one regimental staff. The new unit is expected to be organized about April 1. In this connection the following de tails were announced: Capt. Leroy S. Mann to be execu tive officer, First Lieut. Max G. D. Prentice to special duty in connec tion with the organization of new units; First Lieut. James F. Angier to be acting regimental adjutant and First Lieut. Anthony B. C. Graves, regimental plans and training officer. The following have been ordered transferred from the inactive to the active lists of their respective units: Company E, 121st Engineers—Pvts. William D. English. Robert A. Evinger, Paul J. Mudd and William H. Smither. Company A, 121st Engineers—Pvt. Joseph L. Grant, jr. The Headquarters Detachment, Spe cial Troops, 29th Division, headed the list of units in this group in the matter of attendance last month, according to figures just promulgated by head quarters. Their percentage for the month was given as 97.22. The other units in this group, with percentages, follow: Twenty-ninth Division Military Po lice Company, 90.12; Headquarters De tachment, 29th Division, 88.93; 29th Division Signal Company, Virginia Na tional Guard, 87.58; 29th Division Tank Company, Virginia National Guard, 80.73; District of Columbia units, 29th Division, 90.09; Virginia I units, 84.50. I - i because of business or educational j interference with the performance of j military duty or temporary removal | from the city, the following have been j ordered transferred from the active to ! the inactive lists of the commands to i which they are assigned: Pvts. Norman L. Ingalls and John P. MacKensie, jr., Medical Depart ment, 121st Engineers; Pvts. Ulysses S. Martin, Joseph Wolfe and Morris P, Wolfe, Headquarters and Service Com pany, 121st Engineers; Pvts. Thomas i R. Council and Donald M. Dellinger, Company D, 121st Engineers; Pvts. Normal W. Hager and James Pagliochini, State Detachment. Removal from the District was the reason given for the honorable dis charge of Pvt. Columbus H. Porter, Medical Department Detachment. In order to permit his enlistment in the United States Navy, Pvt. (First Class) Stuart G. Poole has been order ed honorably discharged from the 29th j Division Military Police Company. ! The 121st Engineers basket ball | team has added two more victories to ; their string. The Engineer unit took a game from the D. C. Paper Co. in the last few minutes of the contest by their accurate passing and shoot ing. This group also beat the Pepco quintet in a contest at the Roosevelt High School. I---1 B. P. 0. ELKS Representatives from 13 lodges of Elks will meet at Frederick, Md„ next Sunday for the quarterly session of the Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia Elks’ Association. The meeting will be held at the Fred erick Elks’ Home and will be presided over by President A. Guy Miller of Annapolis. The Social Service Committee will report on the development of the association’s Summer camp for under privileged children in the Catoctin Furnace tract in Frederick County. A large party of Washington Elks will attend the meeting. The Spring meeting of the association will be held in April. Announcement has just been made by Daytona Beach, Fla., Lodge that it will present the name of Gov. David Sholtz for grand exalted ruler for the year 1936-7 at the convention of the Grand Lodge at Los Angles in July. Nominations for officers of Wash ington Lodge will be open at the meetings March 4 and 11. elections will be held March 18, and installa tion April 1. In addition to the chair officers, secretary and treasurer, a trustee for five years will be chosen. Fred Berger, president of the 1936 State Association Convention Club, has announced his candidacy for trustee. The Entertainment Committee, of wrhlch Martin Young is chairman, is planning a party for St. Patrick’s day. Song and Daughterg of Liberty. Washington Council will meet to morrow at 935 O place. A bingo party will be held. Hope Council will meet Tuesday at Naval Lodge haU. A card party will be held after the meeting. Potomac Council met Wednesday. Justice Council met Thursday. A bingo game was held. Monroe Coun cil also met February 20. Columbia Council met at Northeast Masonic Temple Friday. The State coancUlor, Mrs. Belle Olbson, and her staff of officers paid the annual visi tation. True Blue Council will meet Thurs day. A bingo ga^e will be held.