Public Service Program
Launched by Legion Head
Six Points Included by National Comdr.
Ray Murphy in Project for Posts
ATIONAL COMDR. RAY MUR
PHY of the American Legion
has launched a program of
public service for the various
posts throughout the country, of
which the six major points are: Amer
icanism, peace, child welfare, highway
safety, community service and care of
It is explained the primary interest
of Americanism is the proper develop
ment of the American youth. The
program also calls for sponsoring of
Boy Scout troops and the support of
the Legion’s own youth organization,
the Sons of the American Legion, who,
during the Summer, will engage in a
Junior world base ball championship.
The highway safety program calls
for a vigorous campaign of education
and reasonable uniform and safe traf
fic laws. Relief of the underprivileged
children is one of the important points
In the child welfare program.
The community service program con
sists of furnishing books to libraries,
establishing swimming pools, highway
first-aid stations, armories and volun
tary patrol or parade areas.
Aiding the disabled and urging ade
quate pensions for the widows and or
phans of World War veterans is an
other point on the program.
Pointing to the extraordinary au
thority vested in all officers of Ameri
can Legions posts and departments by
the adjusted compensation act to cer
tify to the identities of veterans ap
plying for their Government thrift
bonds. National Comdr. Ray Murphy
has called on all of them to exercise
the greatest care in making such iden
He warned that only applicants
known personally to the Legion offi
cers to be rightful owners of the ad
justed service certificates for which
payment is applied, should be certi
The administrator of veterans’ af
fairs called upon Comdr. Murphy to
call attention to this to the Legion
The Washington Post. No. 29. held
Its last meeting in the Traffic Bureau,
with the commander. Raymond Car
roll. in the chair. The post indorsed
Joseph J. Malloy, department com
mander. for the office of national ex
ecutive committeeman and in turn in
dorsed Lieut. Horace Lineberg for
the office of department commander.
The Guard of Honor held a busi
ness meeting, with Capt. James Pis
torio presiding. Sergt. George H. Fox
read an invitation from the Apple
Blossom Festival Committee inviting
the Guard of Honor to attend the cel
ebration which is to be held at Win
chester, Va., date to be announced
Many new members have joined re
cently, and all Legionnaires owning a
uniform are invited to become mem
bers. Meeting and drill night every
Friday at 8 p.m. in the National
The roster is made up of the follow
ing; Captain. James Pistorio; stall
lieutenants. Dr. H. D. Shapiro and
John Russell; first lieutenant, John J.
McGinnis: second lieutenant, Guy C.
Nadeau; first sergeant. T. H. Murray;
sergeants. G. H. Fox and G. E. Royal:
buglers, Thomas W. Howell and Robert
D. Beeton: historian, James S. Kim
ball; publicity, M. W. Blankinship.
and the following: E. H. Baker, J. R.
Bauserman, Bernard Beard, Rudolph
Blick, G. B. Booth, E. R. Dixon. G. H.
Goetting, A. H. Grolman, G. W. Johns,
R. E. Kelly, W. P. Kershner, H. J.
McLaughlin, J. Mirabello, F. 'A. Min
nigh, T. B. Murray, C. H. Pierce, A. D.
Sherman, W. P. Thompson, E. F.
Turner, W. T. Wheeler, C. E. Wolfe,
R. E. Height and Alfred May.
Government Printing Offie Post, No.
33 will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. In
Government Post Band will play at
the dedication oi the new' Woodrow
Wilson High School March 10 at 8:30
p.m. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of
the war-time President, and Ambas
sador to Mexico Josephus Daniels, war
time Secretary of the Navy, and other
notables will officiate.
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©f Columbia Membership Committee
February 25, 10 Legion caps or gold
Legion buttons were awarded to Mer
vin S, Sumner, James E. Walker Post;
Bernard Beard, Vincent B. Costello
Post; William P. Kershner, Sergt.
Jasper Post; S. C. Calvert, Lincoln
Post; E. V. Tears, Fort Stevens Post;
F. Krattenbaker. Sergt. Jasper Post;
Adolph Ewald. Bureau of Engraving
Post; M. J. Lyons, Fort Stevens Post;
Jack Xanten, Bureau of Engraving
Post, and Myrtle R. Covert, Jacob
Those members bringing in new
members or renewals during February,
March, April and May will be eligible
to participate. All entries must be in
not later than the fifth day of the
month following to be eligible.
The total membership of the de
partment at present is 4,848, and
marks an increase of more than 300
over the quota set by national head
quarters. The membership standing
of each post at the present time is as
follows: George Washington, 166;
Jacob Jones, 285; Belleau Wood, 15;
Victory, 99; James Reese Europe, 100;
James A. Delano, 112; Kenneth Nash,
250; Lafayette, 11; Stuart Wolcott,
* 163; Quentin Roosevelt, 169; Henry
C. Spengler, 74; Sergt. Jasper, 388;
Vincent B. Costello, 423; Lincoln, 217;
Augustus P. Gardner, 75; Tank Corps,
34; National Press Club, 34; Cooley
McCullough, 3; Bureau of Engraving,
200; George E. Killeen, 54; James E.
Walker, 135; Stephen P. McGroarty,
95; Second Division, 63; Washington
Police, 146; Stanley Church Depue,
118; Bunker Hill, 153; Fort Stevens,
400: Government Printing Office, 384;
Columbia, 47; Treasury, 186; Agricul
ture, 200, and Kenna-Main, 67.
x/cpt. vuiuui. iMAcpu o. ratuiuy pie
tented to George Washington Post,
Mo. 1, a national citation in com
memoration of it having achieved a
100 paid-up membership as of Decem
ber 31. 1935.
At the last Department Excutive
Committee meeting, held at the Dis
trict Building, the committee passed
a resolution commending Col. Kenyon
Joyce of Fort Myer, Va., for his many
courtesies and service to the Legion
In the past. Col. Joyce will soon leave
the command of Fort Myer.
Sergt. Jasper Post met last Wednes
day in the Pythian Temple, with
Comdr. Frank McCarthy presiding.
It was voted to have the annual
banquet in April, in honor of Junior
Past Comdr. Bill McCallum. He will
be presented with a past commander’s
A special meeting of United States
Skeasury Post, No. 35, will be held at
Meetings This Week.
Vincent B. Costello Post Drum
Corps, National Guard Armory.
Government Printing Office*
No. 33. Harding Hall, Govern
ment Printing Office, 7 p.m
Bureau of Engraving Post,
No. 23, Ladies’ night. Odd Fel
U. S. S. Jacob Jones, No. 2,
1326 Massachusetts avenue.
Victory, No. 4, New Colonial
Hotel, 8 pm.
James Reese Europe, No. 5,
Twenfth Street Y. M. C. A.
Fort Stevens Drum Corps, Old
James E Walker Post. No. 26.
Twelfth Street Y. M. C. A.
Child Welfare meeting, de
partment headquarters, 8 pm.
Guard of Honor, National
the Gingham Club tomorrow evening
and will be followed by a Monte Carlo
night. Celebrities have been invited.
The first anniversary of the post will
be commemorated with a dinner and
dance at the Broadmoor Hotel March
24. A short meeting will be held be
tween the dinner and dance and the
Special Committee will report on the
Robert D. Bee ton has been appointed
adjutant and Geraldine E. Clarke as
The James Reese-Europe Post, No.
5. at its last meeting heard Sergt.
Charles E. Graflus, lecturer, soldier,
author and teacher, give a series of
illustrated travel talks of his experi
ences. The department auxiliary.
Spanish-American War auxiliary and
post auxiliary, many veterans and their
Robert P. Rhea, past first vice com
mander, acted as master of ceremonies.
Vincent B. Costello Post, No. 15, met
in Pythian Temple last Tuesday. Dor
othy B. Hagen and Erline King, so
pranos: Don and Locke, monologue and
songs; Joe King, ventriloquist, and the
20 boys harmonica band from the Ab
bott Vocational School were on the
The membership officer reported a
total of 435 Legionnaires on the rolls of
the post. Past Comdr. O'Connell of
fered a prise to the comrades securing
the greatest number of renewals within
the next 60 days.
The eighteenth annual dinner-dance
of the post will be held in the latter
part of April at the Broadmoor Hotel.
N. A. MILES CAMP
New Members Are Mustered In
by Various Units of Span
Meetings This Week.
Tuesday—Col. James S. Pettit
Camp, 8 p.m., 921 Pennsylvania
Thursday — Admiral George
Dewey Naval Camp, 8 p.m.,
Friday—Gen. Nelson A. Miles
Camp, 8 p.m., Pythian Temple.
Monday—Col. James S. Pettit
Auxiliary, 8 p.m., Pythian Temple.
iary, 8 p.m., Odd Fellows’ Hall,
419 Seventh street.
Friday—Gen. Nelson A. Miles
Auxiliary, 8 p.m., Pythian Temple.
Comdr. Elvin M. Luskey presided
I over Gen. Nelson A. Miles Camp.
Spanish War Veterans, when Luther
Smith, Battery C, 4th Artillery, was
mustered into membership. The an
nual visitation and inspection were
held, with Senior Vice Department
Comdr. James B. Freeland officiating.
Comdr. Thomas F. Donovan pre
sided at the meeting of Col. John
Jacob Astor Camp. William J. Braw
ley, Company F, 14th Infantry, was
mustered into membership. The fol
lowing made addresses: Senior Vice
Comdr. George Wayne and J. J. Ames
of Miles Camp, Quartermaster Thom
Hudlow of Harden Camp and Herbert
Huff of Pettit Camp. •
Department President Mary C. Lips
comb of the auxiliary announced the
dates of her official visitations as fol
lows: Admiral George Dewey Naval
Auxiliary, March 16; Gen. M. Emmet
Urell, March 18; Col. James S. Pettit
Auxiliary, March 23; Col. John Jacob
Astor Auxiliary, April 7; Gen. Nelson
A. Miles Auxiliary, April 10; Henry
W. Lawton, April 17.
President Gertrude Miles presided
over Col. James S. Pettit Auxiliary.
Mrs. Verna S. Burns was mustered
into membership. A bake sale will be
held In Center Market March 14. Mrs.
Mary C. Lipscomb, department presi
dent, and Senior Vice President Es
ther Ehrhardt addressed the meeting.
The meeting of Gen. Nelson A. Miles
Auxiliary was presided over by the
president, Mrs. Emma Neal. Agnes
B. Luskey and Santa Anna Lusby
were mustered into membership. The
charter was draped for 30 days for
Miss Mable Schaffer. Mrs. Emma
Barker was appointed chairman of the
Carnation Committee for the auxiliary
in preparation for Memorial day.
The chairman, Mrs. Alice Luskey, is
planning a rummage sale during April.
The Committee on Arrangements of
United Council is preparing for the
National Union dance to be held in
Joppa Masonic Hall on March 14.
The Executive Board sanctioned the
Spring class ceremonial March 28 in
Pythian Temple. Henry C. Smale,
national president, will include Wash
ington on his Eastern itinerary on
that date. District Manager Arthur
S. Brown will have SO candidates to
be initiated by the United Council^
Eulogies were made for Robert B.
McCalley, sergeant for 10 years in
Potomac Council. Tribute was paid
to another deceased member, Edwin
Meeting this week are: Tuesday,
McKinley Council, Northeast Masonic
Temple: Friday, Scott Council, Wood
men of the World Hall, and National
Capital Council, 409 Eighth street
Grand Lodge Officers, Knights of Pythias
Front row. left to right: Charles Stoll, grand lecturer; Elroy S.
Young, grand chancellor, and Richard B. Lovering, grand vice chancellor.
Back row, left to right: Charles E. Swain, grand inner guard; Dr.
Robert B. Bacon, grand master of arms; William Alexander Klmmel,
grand keeper of records and seal; Dent M. Fieeman, grand trustee, and
Lee B. Emorv. grand master exchequer. —Star Staff Photo.
Community Service Month
Community service month is being
observed during March by the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Walthea Chapman, Depart
ment of the District of Columbia
chairman of community service, an
nounced the auxiliary will observe
March 17 as community service day.
It Is planned to have a birthday party
in every community in observance of
the founding of the American Legion
on March 17. 1919. The purpose is
to raise funds for some community
The department president, Miss
Nlcie Perrell and the national execu
tive committee woman. Miss Edna Mc
Intosh, were guests at the recent meet
ing of the Treasury Post, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, held at the Potomac
Miss Perrell and her staff will attend
the National Defense Service today
at the A. M. E. Metropolitan Church.
The services will commemorate the
death of the first martyr who fell in
the War for the Independence of
the United States and will be under
| the auspices of the James E. Walker
Mrs. Adelaid Halloran announces
the G. P. O. Unit is sponsoring a
junior group with a membership of 15.
She also announces a prize will be
awarded to the junior of this depart
ment sending in the best theme song
for the juniors of the District. The
contest will close April 15. All entries
must be mailed to her at 2931 Twenty
eighth street with name of the junior
and the group.
A dinner-dance will be given for
the department officers of the District
of Columbia by the Department of
Agriculture Unit on March 17 at the
Broadmoor Apartments from 7 o’clock
to 1. Mrs. Lillian Luther, president
of the unit, is in charge of arrange
The Kenneth H. Nash unit, under
the direction of the rehabilitation
chairman, Mrs. Louise Fisk, donated
cakes and assisted in the entertain
ment of the veterans at Mount Alto
Hospital on February 22.
An unusually large number of re
quests for aid by families of needy
veterans were received during Feb
ruary, and were given attention by
the child welfare chairman, Mrs. Lil
lian K. Urban.
The officers were the guests of Mrs.
Charles Kohen, junior past president,
at a patriotic luncheon, February 29.
Mrs. Kohen presented the unit with a
presidents’ ribbon, which was accepted
by the president, Mrs. Mary H. Cor.
Victory Unit held a social meeting
at the home of V. Doleman. After a
business meeting a baby shower was
held. Refreshments were served by
hostess. The members indorsed the
Plans are being made for an Ameri
Ella Mae Doleman, chairman of
Juniors, requests all eligible Juniors,
under 16 years of age, place their ap
plications for membership.
Mrs. Hollis and Mrs. Schroeder re
ported on helping needy families.
a meeting oi u. e. u. unit. wo. 33,
was held Wednesday at the G. P. O.
Miss Nicie Perrell, department presi
dent, and Miss M. Edna McIn
tosh, national committeewoman, were
Under the direction of the rehabili
tation chairman, Mrs. Mary Schaum
leffle, the unit will give a bingo party
at Mount Alto Hospital for the veter
ans on March 14.
The G. P. O. Unit, No. 33, Juniors,
met at the home of the Junior chair
man, Miss Louis Schaumleffie, Febru
ary 29. The following officers were
elected: President, Irene Johns; sec
retary, Betty Schaumleffie; treasurer,
Doris Hampshire; chaplain, Patricia
France; membership chairman, Vivian
Minnigh; Americanism chairman,
Betty Luckritz. Mrs. Addline L. Hol
leran, department junior chairman,
organized the unit, which will meet
the second and fourth Saturdays of
Mrs. Warren, chapeau of 8 et 40,
offers a prize to the unit sending the
largest number of scrap books for dis
tribution in children’s hospitals.
The Washington Police Unit, No.
29. will meet next Friday at the Amer
ican War Mothers Home, 1S27 New
Hampshire avenue, at 8 pm.
Mrs. Julia Rochford, Americanism
and National Defense chairman of the
unit, will have charge of the Ameri
canism program. Lieut. Horace Line
berg, Americanism officer of the
American Legion, will speak. Miss
Faustlne Dennis, department chair
man of Americanism and National
Defense of the American Legion
Auxiliary, will also give a talk.
Miss Nicie Ferrell, department pres
ident, and her staff will pay their of
ficial visit at this meeting.
Stephen P. McGroarty Unit, No- 27,
met Monday evening at the Thomas
Circle Club, the president, Mrs. Eunice
Mars Parker, presiding.
The special feature was a Fldac
program, arranged by the Fldac chair
man, Mrs. Edith C. Hathaway, who
wore a Polish costume and Introduced
the guests, among whom were the
post commander, past post command
ers and Col. and Mrs. Lemuel Boles.
Mrs. Boles is a member of the Na
tional Fldac Committee. The flags
of the United States, Poland, Great
Britain, Belgium and France were
advanced by five junior members
dressed in white, and as each flag
was advanced the national anthem
of the country represented was played.
Mrs. Hathaway spoke on Fldac
and a short history of each of the
flags. An entertaining program of
songs and recitations was given by
a group of little girls. Supper was
served, Mrs. Hathaway being hostess.
The unit approved the plans of
the rehabilitation chairman for a
bingo party, to be given at Walter
Reed Hospital the evening of March
28. The poet was invited to co-op
The Junior Auxiliary met at the
Raleigh Hotel, with Miss Margaret
Howell, president, presiding. A paper
on Poland was read by Miss Virginia
Louise Browning. Miss Nancy Holl
eron reported jelly and cookies were
taken to Walter Reed Hospital and
Miss Jane Ingitng reported crossword
pussies sent to the same hospital.
A bingo party, for the benefit of the
Junior group, will be given the aft
ernoon of April 15 at the Chestnut
TWO WAR BUREAU
HEADS TO RETIRE
Bash, Finance Chief Cole
man Near Age Limit.
In the next two months two War
Department bureau chiefs will sever
their active connection with the mili
tary service. Maj. Gen. Louis H. Bash,
quartermaster general, will be retired
: for age March 31 and Maj Gen. Fred
| erick W. Coleman, cmef of finance,
! who has been directed to proceed
home about May 7 and await retire
Gen. Coleman previously had been
ordered, upon the completion of his
term of office as chief of finance on
April 23, to become the next com
mandant of the United States Sol
diers' Home, this city, but instead I
of continuing his active service he has
elected to be placed on the retired
list of the Army.
Brig. Gen. Perry L. Miles, who has
been in command of the 16th In
fantry Brigade, this city, for some
time, will relinquish command of this
unit on March 31 and proceed to
Fort Ontario. N. Y., where he will
assume command of the 2d Brigade. I
! He will relieve, at Fort Ontario, Brig,
j Gen. Charles D. Roberts, who will;
assume command of the 16th In- j
j Six major generals of the line will
attain 64 years of age during 1936.
j They are. with their present assign
| ment indicated and the date upon
which they will reach the age of 64,
as follows: Maj. Gen. Dennis E. No
lan. commanding general 2d Corps
Area, Governor's Lsland, N. Y„ April
22, 1936; Maj. Gen. Paul B. Malone,
commanding general of the 9th Corps
Area, Presidio of San Francisco, May
! 8, 1936; Maj. Gen. Frank Parker,
I commanding the 1st Division, Fort
. Hamilton, N. Y., September 21, 1936;
Maj. Gen. Frank C. Bolles, command
ing general of the 7th Corps Area,
Omaha, Nebr., September 25, 1936;
Maj. Gen. Lytle Brown, commanding
general of the Canal Department^ No
vember 22, 1936, and Maj. Gen.
Charles E. Kilboume, who has been
ordered to command the 2d Division,
Fort Sam Houston, Tex., December
23, 1936. The retirements of all these 1
j major generals of the line will become
: effective upon the last day of the
months indicated above.
Members of the General Board of
the Navy, of which Rear Admiral
Frank B. Upham is chairman, are
studying various phases of the com
missioned personnel of the Navy, in
cluding the much-discussed selection
system as now applied to the Navy
and Marine Corps, the method of fill
ing vacancies in the Supply, Con
struction and Civil Engineer Corps,
the training of officers as specialists,
Daughters of Isabella.
District of Columbia Circle. No. 178,
will meet tomorrow night at the Wash
The card party for the 1936 charity
fund, which was postponed on ac
count of inclement weather, will be
held at the Hamilton Hotel March 16.
Grand outer guard, 86 years of age,
the oldest member of the organiza
tion in the District of Columbia.
PRESSED BY V. F. W.
Council Members Obligated at
Meeting of D. C. Depart
ment, No. 1.
Meetings This Week.
Monday, 8 p.m.—Front Line
Post, No. 1401, Moose Hall, 1414
I street. Official visitation by De
partment Comdr. Inman and
Washington Po6t, No. 2364. 1508
Tuesday. 8 p m —National Cap
ital Past. No. 127, Soldiers, Sailors
and Marines' Club, Eleventh and
Federal Post Auxiliary and Fol
low Me Post Auxiliary. Thomas
Circle Club, 1326 Massachusetts
Admiral Robert E. Peary Ship,
No. 427. Hamilton Hotel. Offi
cial visitation by Department
Comdr. Inman and staff.
■Wednesday, 8 p.m.—Columbia
Past, No. 833, Thomas Circle Club.
Defense Post. No. 2357, 2030
Rhode Island avenue northeast.
McKimmie - Catterton Police -
Fire Post. No. 2979. Soldiers, Sail
ors and Marines’ Club.
Overseas Military Band, Drum
and Bugle Corps, National Guard
Thursday, 8 p.m,—National Cap
ital Po6t Auxiliary, Soldiers, Sail
ors and Marines’ Club.
Herbert L. Edmonds Post, No.
2460, Ambassador Hotel.
Friday,.8 p.m.—Follow Me Post,
No. 1830, Northeast Masonic Tem
ple. Official visitation by Depart
ment Comdr. Inman and staff.
United States Treasury Post. No
2400. Soldiers, Sailors and Ma
Dept. Comdr. Edward K. Inman pre
sided at the council meeting of the
District of Columbia Department
No. 1, Veterans of Foreign Wars, last
Monday night in the board room of
the District Building.
Council members John J. Reardon
of Washington Post and E. O. Daue of
Internal Revenue were obligated. Re
ports were made by Relief Officer
Oscar W. Hollingsworth, David B.
Herman, chairman of the Armistice
Ball Committee; Byron G. Carson,
chairman of the Civil Service and
Grievance Committee; George J.
Neuner. V. F. W. representative of the
Temporary Home for Soldiers, Sailors
Dept. Comdr. Inman announced a
recruiting campaign being conducted
by the various posts.
Admiral Robert E. Peary Ship will
have a barbeque, oyster and beef roast
at 623 D street southwest, March 21,
beginning at 7 pm.
Dept. Comdr. Inman and his official
staff will pay an official visit to Peary
Ship next Tuesday night at the Ham
Washington Post will meet tomor
row evening at Duffey's Sea Grill,
with Comdr. Walter P. Boehm pre
The full ritual initiation will be given
the 10 recruits who took the oath of
obligation with the “Hello America!"
class at the commander in chief's
dinner at the Press Club last Tues
Capt. Roy Keesee will report on the
plans for the Spring visitation of the
post’s Sons of Veterans’ Unit.
Final plans will be made for the
annual derby day ball at the Willard
Tony J. Sloes, chairman of the
Ways and Means Committee, will re
port on the moonlight boat rides down
the Potomac. Plans will be discussed
for the post to again hold open house
on Army day.
Moroccan Streets Well Named.
Streets of the bazaars in Fez, Moroc
co, are named curiously but somewhat
wisely. For instance, the Souk El At
tarlne Is the Street of Perfume Sellers;
Souk El Khiyatine proclaims it the
Street of the Tailors. Then there is
the Street of the Slipper Sellers, the
Street of the Braasworkers, of the Cop
persmiths, the Dyers and so on. A
shopper finds it easy to go Just where
he wants to find the things he desires.
GETS HEALTH CUP
Fleel Marine Corps Reserv
ists Will Compete for
Trophy in Camp.
Fred W. Buchholz, chairman of the
District of Columbia Boxing Commis
sion, has presented to the 5th Bat
talion, Fleet Marine Corps Reserve,
the “Occidental Health 'Cup,” to be
awarded the company showing the
best health record during the annual
camp training period. The winning of
the Occidental Cup will also count in
the general point score for the Ed
monds General Efficiency Cup and
the battalion commander’s efficiency
guidon, both of which are now held
by Company D, under First Lieut.
Otho L. Rogers.
Other competitive trophies are:
“The Old Rifle,” a silver-mounted
1875 rifle, awarded for the cleanest
rifles. This trophy is now held by
Company C, commanded by First
Lieut. J. M. Chambers.
U. S. M. C. R. Cup, for the enlisted
man with the highest individual .30
caliber' rifle score. This cup is now
held by Sergt. Ned S. Kline of Head
Elizabeth Harris Cup, for the best
drilled squad in the battalion. This
is now held by the D Company
squad, under Corpl. John Apergis.
Corpl. Apergis has since been pro
moted to sergeant.
The Chesterfield Cup, for the high
est score for privates on the .30-caliber
rifle, was won by Pvt. Ned S. Kline of
Headquarters Company, who has since
been promoted to sergeant.
The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
Cup, for the best drilled clcee-order
company, is held by Company D, un
der Lieut. Rogers.
The Klemfuss Cup, for the company
with the highest average rifle score, is
held by Capt. Charles B. Nerren's G
The V. F. W. Ladies’ Auxiliary Med
al, for the best-drilled guidon bearer,
is held by Pvt. Charles L. Cogswell,
The Dwight L. Harris Cup, for the
enlisted man with the best record for
performance during the camp-to-camp
year, is held by First Sergt. Sam Win
field of Company D.
Award for Best-Drilled Private.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Med
al, for the best-drilled private, is held
by Pvt. Don R. Hammerlund of Com
The Warburton Cup. for the officer
with the highest ,30-calib'' • rifle score,
is held by Marine Gunner John E.
Fondahl of Headquarters Company.
The 1936 trailung camp schedule of
the 5th Battalion will consist almost
entirely of combat problems. Only a
very small percentage of the 15 days
to be spent in Quantico will be devoted
to Close-order drill.
It is also intended to use very little
time for rifle firing. Instead of de
voting a great deal of time to target
practice, it is the intention to fire for
record qualificaion for the current tar
get practice year on week ends, begin
ning next month. It is the program
to assign week ends to companies in
rotation and to conduct the firing at
the District of Columbia National
Guard range at Camp Simms.
AMERICAN WAR MOTHERS
The District of Columbia chapter
met February 28 at national head
quarters, 1527 New Hampshire avenue.
Mrs. Marian Barrows, first vice presi
The reception in honor of Louis
Yassell. leader of the 3d Cavalry Bana
at Port Myer, and Mrs. Yassell has
been arranged for March 27, and is
in charge of Mrs. Roscoe L. Oatley,
past State president of the District
of Columbia. Mr. Yassell composed
the ‘'American War Mothers” march,
which he dedicated to them and
played for the first time at the open
ing session of the national conven
REUNION JULY 13-15
National President Garrett to
Preside at Sessions to Be Held
in Kansas City.
The eighteenth annual national re
union of the more than 60,000 former
members of the Rainbow Division is
scheduled to be held at Kansas City,
Mo„ July 13, 14 and 15, with the
national president, Col. Ruby D. Gar
rett, formerly the distinguished com
manding officer of the 117th Field
Signal Battalion of the Rainbow
(42d) Division, occupying the chair.
Elmer F. Neagle, president of the
District of Columbia Chapter, will
head the Washington delegation.
In order to make direct contacts
with veterans of the 42d Division who
have come to Washington during the
last few months the national presi
dent appointed the following as a spe
cial Membership Committee: Hon
orary National President M. Manning
Marcus. Elmer F. Neagle, Fred W. Jor
dan, Edward J. Mahan. Roland E.
Packard and MaJ. Ivy Pelzman.
COL. RUBY D. GARRETT,
National president of the Rainbow
Division, who will conduct the pro
gram at the eighteenth annual na
tional convention at Kansas City,
Mo., in July. It is expected more
than 150 members of the organisa
tion here will go to the convention
headed by Elmer F. Neagle, local
Guard Officials Hopeful
Of Getting Armory Here
Plans Being Formulated to Have Sites
Designated for Two New
UARD officials are hopeful that
their request of the Works
Progress Administration for
an allocation of $2,250,000 for
the construction of armories here for
the proper housing of the training
activities of the local militia will re
ceive favorable a^d prompt considera
tion. The proposal was submitted to
the Federal body through the District
of Columbia officials.
It was explained that the funds
sought from the Federal body will be
used entirely for construction purposes,
and incidentals thereto, such as plans,
etc. The matter of a site or sites for
the two structures will have to be
provided with other funds or by desig
nation by Congress of some land at
present owned by the District or Fed
Plans are being formulated now to
seek legislation of Congress for the
designation of a governmentally
owned site or to provide sufficient
funds for the purchase of two sites.
One of the cites would be used for the
construction of a building to house the
two largest outfits here, the 121st
Regiment of Engineers and the 260th
Regiment of Coast Artillery, together
with the 29th Division troops allocated
to the District of Columbia. The other
site would be for the 1st Battalion,
272d Infantry, the colored contingent.
While a battalion of these troops has
been allocated to the District under
the tables of organization, however up
to the present funds have been pro
vided for the organization of only one
Under the plan as submitted $2,000,
000 is proposed for the armory for the
larger units, $200,000 for the armory
for the colored troops and $50,000 for
the incidental expenses, such as plans,
The Guard officials have not select
ed any particular site. In fact, they
are primarily interested in getting the
armory building and will leave the
matter of location to those best fitted
to select it. It was pointed out that the
National Capital Park and Planning
Commission has indicated that the
armory should be located in the east
ern end of the city on the banks of the
Anacostia River, adjacent to the pro
posed national stadium. The proposed
site for this is on the west bank of the
Anacostia River at the eastern ter
minus of East Capitol street. Tenta
tive plans drawn some months ago
were designed with the idea of using
such a site, but the Park and Planning
Commission rejected the proposal at
that time. Furthermore, the National
Parks office decided that it did not
have authority to designate Govern
ment site for the armory, and for that
! reason Congress will have to author
! ize the land for the purpose, or provide
! funds with which to purchase land now
i privately owned.
How-ever, the officials are hoping that
the funds will be allocated, and that
the matter of site will be left to Con
gress. In presentation of the project
i to the Works Progress Administration
; the Guard proposal is entirely divorced
from the proposal to erect a municipal
If the funds, as requested, are au
thorized, the $50,000 can be used im
mediately for the preparation of plans,
and it is hoped by that time that Con
gress will have made provision for a
site. Then the entire project can be
pushed to completion.
The conditions in the present build
ings used as armories are constantly
j getting worse. The buildings are in
, need of repair, particularly to protect
the thousands of dollars’ worth of Gov
ernment property. The building used
by the Coast Artillery regiment was
formerly used as an armory for the
Naval Militia when that organization
was a part of the National Guard. It
is located on the Washington Channel
water front and it was said that in
heavy rains the roof leaks badly, con
stantly jeopardizing the property stored
in the building. The heating plant is
also said to be in such poor condition
that the structure cannot be properly
heated during the Winter months
when the troops are required to drill
indoors. Other units, including the
; 121st Regiment of Engineers and the
, divisional special troops, do not have
! a satisfactory drill hall and their train
ing during the Winter months is con
fined principally to class room instruc
tion in quarters wholly inadequate for
the purpo-r- This building is the old
National Hotel, at Sixth street and
Even if the funds for the construc
tion and site are authorized within the
next few months it will be several
years before the structures will be com
pleted and the units will have to drill
in their present quarters unless un
foreseen developments require that
they again move. The Sixth street
armory is located on the site of the
proposed Municipal Center and in that
part which it has been suggested be
sold. If this is done it will be neces
sary for the largest unit to again move,
and buildings suitable for armory pur
poses are scarce in the city at this
However, it was pointed out that
this is a problem for the Federal Gov
ernment, there being a decision of
some years’ standing from the Attor
ney General of the United States that
the local militia was such an activity
as to require the Federal Government
to furnish quarters. It was because
of this decision that the present site
was selected for the local troops.
The adjutant general's section of
the 29th Division Special Troops is
setting a pace for attendance which
will be hard for other units to keep
up. Figures just made public show
that the 13 men in this class have
a 100 per cent attendance at drills
for the month of February.
Those who established this record
during the month were: Master Sergts.
McCarthy and Mulvanity, Staff Sergts.
Brown and Gonzales. Corpl. Hart
man. Pvts. Branovick, Kahn, Howell,
Warner Thompson, Hlgbie, Eicher and
Master Sergt. Bahre.
First Lieut James M. Votava, Battery
A, 260th Coast Artillery, has been
ordered transferred to the Inactive
National Guard and assigned to war
strength vacancy in Battery D, same
Second Lieut. Carl Santilll, Head
quarters Detachment and Combat
Train, 1st Battalion, 260th Coast
Artillery, was appointed a first lieu
tenant in the Coast Artillery Corps,
and assigned to Battery A.
Corpl. John Abbott Bartelt, Battery
C, 260th Coast Artillery was appointed
a second lieutenant of Coast 'Artil
lery and assigned to the Headquarters
Detachment and Combat Train.
The following have been trans
ferred from the active to the In
active lists of their respective units
because of business or educational
interference with the performance
of military duty:
29th Division Military Police Com
pany, Pvt. William M. Hamerdinger.
Headquarters and Service Company,
121st Engineers, Pvt. William Lang
Battery E, 260th Coast Artillery;
Sergt. Robert B. McKee, Pvts. Augus
tine B. Crovo, Vito Cuniglio, Richard
D. Gates, John L. Havenner, Robert
B. Johnson, Albert A. Menaker,
Robert T. Newman, Robert G. Sharp,
Robert L. Swanson, Thomas F. Tucker
and Moody D. Wharam.
The following have been trans
ferred from the inactive to the active
lists of their respective units:
Pvt. William J Furmage, jr„ Bat
tery E, 260th Coast Artillery; Pvt.
Edward Delehanty; Pvts. Harry E.
Garner, Bernard M. Hager, William
H. Coeyman and Joseph K. Myers, of
the 29th Division Military Police
Pvt. Luther H. Hall, Quartermaster
Corps, State Detachment, has been
honorably discharged to enable him
to enlist in the United States Army.
Corp. John J. Schumacher has been
reduced, without prejudice, to the
grade of private in Battery A, 260th
In the same command, the following
promotions have been ordered: Pvt.
(First Class) Russell A. Snyder to be
sergeant and Pvts. (First Class) Elmer
A. Staymates and Clarence J. Taylor
to be corporals.
Pvt. Albert H. Radisch, Headquar
ters and Service Company, 121st En
gineers. has been honorably discharged
to enable him to enlist in the United
Pvt ri/inrfra II Plovle <«• vn*
B, 121st Engineers, has been honorably
discharged to permit him to enlist in
the United States Army. The same
kind of discharge for the same purpose
also has been ordered for Pvt. Maxwell
C. Harvey, Company E, 121st Engi
On account of permanent removal
from the city, the following have been
honorably discharged from Company
A, 121st Engineers: Pvts. Ray Aubil,
Lewis E. Crowe. Kelly C. Owens, Guy
C. Riddle. William E. Rowe and War
ren V. Tillyer.
Pvts. Wayne M. Guernsey. Company
E, 121st Engineers, and Howard A.
MacCord, Company F, same regiment,
have been transferred from the inac
tive to the active lists of these units.
The commanding general, 3rd Corps
Area, has named Maj. Evan C. Sea
man, United States Army Coast Ar
tillery Corps, as inspector and survey
ing officer for the 260th Regiment of
Coast Artillery. He now is on duty
Capt. William I. Heale has been
designated by Lieut. Col. Walter W.
Bums, commanding the Coast Artillery
Regiment, as instructor in the Com
munications School for enlisted per
sonnel of that organization. This school
will be held on May 7, 14, 21. 28,
June 4, 11, 18 and 25, it was announced.
It will be held in the Communications
room at the Sixth Street Armory, and
one Communications non-commis
sioned officer has been designated for
The District of Columbia units of
the Headquarters, 29th Division, rolled
up an attendance percentage of 90 09
niuiuu uuiiuui . avvv/tuui^)
to figures just made public here. The
Virginia units attendance totaled only
84.50 per cent.
Preparations soon will be started for
the annual field training work of the
local militia. As soon as the annual
inspections are out of the way the
troops will begin to drill and to pre
pare their equipment and maneuver
It is expected that the coming en
campments will be the most interesting
in the history of the local Guard, as
the plans now contemplated call for
the divisional troops to participate
in a gigantic maneuver in the vicinity
of Indiantown Gap, Pa., carrying out
a program that was halted last Sum
mer, when the local troops, along with
those from Maryland and Virginia,
were barred from Pennsylvania because
of the infantile paralysis epidemic.
As the 260th Coast Artillery is not
attached to the division, it will taka
field training at Fort Monroe, Va.
D. A. V. PUSH PLANS
FOR WIDOWS’ FUNDS
House Begins Hearings on Bill
to Establish More Lib
The Disabled American Veterans
last week carried to Congress a plan
to obtain more allowances for the
widows and orphans of men actually
disabled in the World War, regardless
of the immediate cause of death.
Hearings began before the House
Veterans’ Committee. The bill was
introduced by Representative John E.
Federal Chapter, No. 6, of the D.
A. V., will meet tomorrow evening at
the Soldiers. Sailors and Marines’
Club, Eleventh and L streets. It will
be "ladies’ night,” when the wives
and daughters of the members will
attend. August Stevenin, chairman
of the Entertainment Committee, has
arranged a special program, with re
freshments and dancing.
Reports on the progress of the
city-wide membership drive of the
D. A. V. will be received at a meeting
of the District of Columbia Depart
ment Executive Committee in the
board room of the District Building
March 18. John T. Chedester. senior
vice commander, is the chairman of
Ace-Rasmussen Chapter will meet
at the Soldiers. Sailors and Marines’
Club March 20.
Accompanied by his staff and
Theodora Llndstrom, national re
habilitation chairman; National Fi
nance Chairman Jack L. Spears and
National Executive Committeeman
Joseph A. Ashi, State Comdr. C. H.
Anderson attended a meeting last
Thursday evening of the Col. Young
Chapter in honor of Charles H.
Toms, jr„ department judge advocate.
The Col. Young Chapter is con
ducting a campaign to recruit colored
members whose disabilities resulted
from their war service.
3,820,000-Ton Wheat Crop.
Argentina expects Its present wheat
crop to weigh 3,820,000 teas.
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