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Poetry Contest Opened
• By D. C. Women’s Clubs i . — — . - — — — Fourth Annual Event Is Under Direction of Mrs. Inez Sheldon Tyler—April 20 Closing Date. THE fourth annual poetry contest of the District of Columbia Federation of Women's Club will open today and continue through April 20. Mrs. Inez Sheldon Teller, editor of the Blue Moon and second vice president of the District of Columbia League of American Pen Women, is chairman of the contest. Verses should be mailed to Mrs. Tyler At 3328 Nineteenth street. She will furnish information as to the contest. A meeting of the poetry clinic will be held next Thursday from 4 to 6 o'clock at the Raleigh Hotel. Other members of the Poetry Committee are Mrs. McDougal, Mrs. James, Mrs. Wright. Mrs. Robert Sherrill, Miss Alice Hutchins Drake and Mrs. Vachel Lindsay, who acts as adviser. The Sisterhood of the Adas Israel Congregation is rehearsing for their annual production, “All at Sea,” to be shown at the Jewish Community Cen ter March 22 at 8:15 p.m. under the personal direction of Bernard H. Fischgrund. Capitol City Club met at the home Of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cash, with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bryant assisting. The business session was followed by refreshments. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Warren, 1422 E street northeast. . Petworth Woman’s Club.—The visit ing nurse unit will meet at the Bright ■wood Center. 5331 Georgia avenue, tomorrow at 2 p.m. The literature section will meet to morrow at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Raymond S. Hart, 4022 Fifth street. She will be assisted by Mrs. Evans and Mrs. A. C. Norcross. The pro gram will consist of “This and That," Mrs. Georgia Johnson; poetry, Mrs. L. E. Dietz, and a book review by Mrs. T. S. Tincher. The hospitality section will meet Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the home Cf Mrs. Charles D. Keller. Mrs. George F. Zook, reviewed "The Inquisitor." by Hugh Walpole, at the home of Mrs. Cecil Blake. The Takoma Park Women’s Club met Tuesday, Mrs. Byron M. Coon, president, presiding. L. C. Schilder, chief of the Identification Bureau of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, discussed the work of the bureau. The club chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Edmund L. Green, sang her ; own arrangement of "Melisande.” Kathryn Sale English, contralto solo ist. sang. Mrs. Lloyd W. Biddle, pres ident of the District of Columbia Fed eration, spoke. Mrs. Frank A. Richmond enter-; tabled the Government Study Depart- I ment Thursday afternoon. The pro gram consisted of a discussion of the National Youth Movement by Mrs. Frank F. Zundel and a resume of "’The Ethiopian Situation—Past and Present,” by Mrs. Henry E. Ewing. The Literature Department will meet at the District of Columbia Branch Library tomorrow at 1 p.m. Mrs. G. Franklin Wisner will review •'Francis I,” by Francis Hackett. Irving G. Beckwith will speak at the meeting of the Art Department Thurs day, at 1 p.m. at the Maryland Li brary. Hostesses are Mrs. C. H. Davey, Mrs. M. R. Cooper and Mrs. Dwight Avery. Mr. Beckwith’s subject will be “New Trends in Interior Decora tion.” The duplicate contract class will meet at the home of Mrs. Lawrence V. Lampson, 6 Crescent place, Friday ! at 1 p.m. The Alice Deal Home and School Association will meet tomorrow at 8 p m. in the auditorium. Miss Ruth H. Atwell, head of the physical educa tion for the women’s department at George Washington University, will speak on “Educational Recreation for Your Child” and Dr. James C. Kapel ski of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation will give an illustrated talk on "Vitamin D Milk.” The National Jewish Forum of the Jewish Community Center will be ad- j dressed by Will Durant, philosopher and author, at 8:15 p.m. next Sunday on “What Are We Facing Today?” The institutes of the center next Wednesday will present Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gichner of the Cornell Uni versity Alumni, who will address the group on "Jewish Youth Faces Edu cation” American Association of University Women—A club supper will be spon sored by the Poetry and Drama groups today, following which, at 7:30 p.m., members of these two groups, assist ed by guest readers, will read from some of the more dramatic of the post-war poets and dramatists. Following the tea, at 4 p.m. tomor row there will be a meeting of the Washington branch when the Elec tions Committee will be chosen. The Evening Book Review under the leadership of Miss Ruby Nevins, will hear Dr. Mary Meek Atkeson re view "Tempest over Mexico,” by Rosa E. King, Tuesday evening On Wednesday, at 7 p.m., the Legis lative and Education Committees will sponsor a program jointly. Represen tative Samuel B. Pettingill of Indiana will speak on "Block Booking and Blind Selling of Motion Pictures.” Mrs. Richard Hogue will discuss briefly Thursday, at 11 a.m„ some of the most significant figures in the field ©f post-war poetry. The Art Appreciation Group will meet at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, with Miss Louise L. Newell, leader. It will dis cuss Roman art, including architec- i tore, sculpture, painting and mosaics. The Hospitality Committee will give A luncheon, Saturday at 1 p.m.. in honor of all new members who have joined the club the past year. Hans Bulow’s "Last Puppet” will be present ed by the Players’ Group. At 6:30 p.m, the Junior Group will hold a dinner-bridge. • The Writers’ League will meet at Thomson School next Thursday at j 8:15 p.m. Prizes for the short-story j cm,'jest will be awarded and a program j ©f atories by Miss Hay, Miss Pritchard j And Mrs. Aldrich, verse by Miss Linds iey, and a talk by Mr. Cottingham on his South American trip, will be given. At the last meeting Mrs. Graves pre sented a study on the psychology of A puppy, Miss Priestley gave selections irem her recently published poems, and Mr. Coe, contributor to scientific journals, read one of his articles. Voteless District of Columbia League of Women Voters.—Morris L. Cooke, administrator of the Rural Electrifi cation Administration, will speak be fore a joint meeting of Mrs. Hedley V. CoOke’s department of government Ibd its operation and Mrs. Roger Cor bett’* study group on housing on the I subject “Bringing Electricity to 6, 000,000 Farms’’ at a luncheon at the Women's City Club next Thursday. Mrs. Edward Chapin’s department of government and education will hear Miss Portia Oberly discuss methods of rating teachers. The meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Allen Moore, 3817 Cathedral avnue, Tuesday at 10 a.m. The department of government and child welfare postponed the meeting scheduled for March 2 until March 16. Miss Louise McGuire, director of social work in the'Juvenile Court, will speak on “The Social Service Set-up in the District” at a luncheon meeting at the Women’s City Club March 16. Mrs. Roosevelt has accepted an in vitation to a luncheon meeting of the District of Columbia League of Women Voters, which will be held on April 8. The National League of Women Voters will hold its biennial conven tion in Cincinnati April 28 to May 1. Mrs. Basil Manly has been appointed to the Nominating Committee from the Washington League. Louis Ottenberg discussed methods of dealing with problems of domestic relations in the District of Columbia at an open dinner meeting of the department of government and the legal status of women. Mrs. Gardner Jackson entertained the members of the department of government and international co operation at a luncheon meeting at her home on West Kirk street. Re ports were given on questions deal ing with the Far East, including "China and the Barbarians,” "The Japanese Dilemma” and “Changing Markets.” Hadassah.—The annual donor din ner dance will be held March 18 at the Mayflower Hotel. Mrs. Mayer B. Dodek is chairman of arrangements. The project of ‘‘Youth Aliyah,” that of transporting German Jewish ref ugees and maintaining them in Pal estine. where they can again resume a healthy and normal life, has been assumed by Hadassah. Women’s City Club.—The business and professional section next Wednes day evening will have Delos H. Smith, Washington architect, as the guest speaker. The subject of the talk fol lowing the dinner will be "Traditional Types of American Houses.” Dr. Eduard Lindeman. New York educator, sociologist and author, will speak on "Education for Social Change" at the meeting of the current events section Thursday at 5 p.m. He will discuss the magnitude of the problem of relief and what is being done to meet it. The annual board meeting will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. The Women's Auxiliary of the Dis trict of Columbia Dental Society will meet Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Ward man Park Hotel. It will entertain visiting women of the Five State Clinic at tea. The District of Columbia and Dela ware State Dental Hygienists’ Asso ciation will hold a bi-State round table conference tomorrow, at 9:15 a.m.. at the Wardman Park Hotel, this being a feature of the Five-State Post Grad uate Clinic. Miss Lillian Cain, chair man of Arrangements Committee, will open the conference and introduce Miss Mary Geraghty. president of the Delaware State Dental Hygienists’ As sociation. who will preside. Papers will be read on “What Com prises a Full Uniform,” A. Rebekah Fisk: “Dental Hygiene Work in Wil mington Schools." Lauretta P Stacey; "What the Reo t Graduate Must Learn for Herself. Vivian Frederick; “Dental Hygiene in Schools of Rural Delaware.” Mary Geraghty, and "His tory of Iodine,” Maude Bartoo. Lil lian Cain will giva an exhibit of "Pro gressive Ideas for Dental Hygiene in the Schools.” There will also be a hobby exhibit. This conference is to be followed by a luncheon at 1 p.m. President of the District of Columbia Dental Hygien ists. Association. Miss Sophie Gure vich. will preside. Dr. George C. Ruh lano. health officer, will be the guest speaker. Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase.—The International Relations Section will meet tomorrow at 10 o’clock in the Chevy Chase Library. Miss Helen Slentz, associate research economist of the Rural Resettlement Administra tion. will speak on "Share Croppers in the Southern States.” Mrs. Herbert Insley and Miss Edith Meloy will dis cuss conditions of agricultural labor in other parts of the world. The Committee on Applied Educa tion will meet Tuesday at 10 o’clock with Mrs. James V. Bennett. At 10;30 the Membership Committee will meet with Mrs. G. Edwin Rowland. The Art Section will meet at 2 o’clock in the home of Mrs. Henry De C. Adams, 3931 Legation street. Hugo Inden, ar tist. teacher and stage designer, will talk on "Art and Commercial De sign.” The Executive Board will meet for luncheon at 12:30 Wednesday at the Columbia Country Club. The presi dent, Mrs. Frank A. Linzel, will pre side. The Nature Section will meet Thursday at 2 o’clock in the home of (Continued on Seventh Page.) A. O. H. Speaker REPRESENTATIVE E. J. HART Of New Jersey, who will be the guest speaker at the annual St. Patrick’s day party March 17 at the Mayflower Hotel, under the auspices of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and auxiliary. Patrick H. O’Dea is chairman. • k .. ■ .. .— ' . . . II . ■ ' " ■ III I ——.. I———— i o ■ mmmmmm ' wm mmmmmmm ° mmmmm. a 1. Orie L. Beardsley, president; 2, John W. Lainhart, vice president; 3, Lucien G. Yung, chaplain; 4. John G. Mathes, secretary; 5, Clarence J. West, treasurer; 6, Alan R. Horn, master of ceremonies; 7, Harry L. Strang, 3d, conductor: 8, Rush S. Young, herald; 9, Carl T. Crawford, steward; 10, Robert B. Doing, guard. —Harris-Ewing, Edmonston, Buckingham, Schmidt Photos. LOCAL DELEGATES AT Y. M. MEETING Group From Capital Attends Spiritual Emphasis Conference. Delegates from the Washington Y. M. C. A. are attending the closing sessions of the Spiritual Emphasis Conference of the National Council today in the West Side Branch Y. M. C. A.. New York City. G. M. Gooch will teach the Alert Bible Class of Petworth M. E. Church today at 10 a.m. The weekly staff conference will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. A con tinuation of the report of the Group 1 Conference at Cleveland, under the leadership of L. W. De Gast, general secretary, will be on the pro gram. The devotional period will be in charge of Page McK. Etchison, rplieinns work director. The Dormitorv Bowling League will meet at 8 p.m. There will be a meeting of the Cen tral Committee of the Organized Bible Class Association at Waugh M. E. Church at 8 p.m. An illus trated lecture will be given by Dr. F. F. Holsopple. The weekly rehearsals of the Dra matic Club and the Glee Club will be held at the Central Y. M. C. A. at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The games in the Dormitory Basket Ball League will be played in the boy's gymnasium beginning at 9:15 p.m. The weekly luncheon meeting of the Y’s Men’s Club will be held at the Hotel La Fayette at 12:15 Thursday. The Dramatic Club will hold a meeting Friday at 8 p.m. The Friendly Indian Club of the Boy's Department will take a hike, leaving the department at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, and returning about 2 p.m. "Is Prayer Practical Today?” will be the subject of the weekly Y. M. C. A. radio talk over Station WMAL Saturday at 6 p.m. by Mr. Etchison. The Married Couples’ Club will hold a bowling party in the Central Y. M. C. A. at 8:15 p.m. There will be an Athletic Department dance in the men’s gymnasium at 9 p.m. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS A Committee on Membership con sisting of Dr. Robert B. Bacon, Wil liam A. Kimmel and Marcus L. Len non of Calanthe Lodge, has assumed the responsibility of increasing the membership of Union Lodge by July. A committee appointed by George R. Taylor, chancellor commander of Calanthe Lodge, presented a musical entertainment, dance and banquet at the last meeting. Mount Vernon Lodge conferred the ranks of Page and Esquire on a large class of candidates at the last meet ing. Calanthe Lodge will confer the Knight rank tomorrow evening. Webster Lodge will meet Tuesday evening; Franklin, Union and Co lumbia, Wednesday evening; Hor mione, Thursday evening and Syra cusians, Friday evening. The Board of Directors of the Knights of Pythias Hall Association will meet in the board room Wednes day evening. Friendship Temple, Pythian Sisters, celebrated its twenty-sixth birthday anniversary at the last meeting. The officers of Friendship Temple present ed a program. The degree staff will hold a rehearsal after the meeting Wednesday evening. Rathbone Temple, Pythian Sisters, will meet Friday evening. t "i ROYAL ARCANUM Grand Regent James C. Dulin visited Oriental Council and was re ceived by Regent Roger L. King. Ac companying him were Past Grand Regents John H. Grubb, E. G. King, Prank V. Marsh and J. Ed. Swaine. A tacky party was held. Past Supreme Regent Mrs. Maud 8. Childs was guest speaker at the meeting of District of Columbia Coun cil, Loyal Ladles of the Royal Arcanum, Wednesday. She was welcomed on behalf of the council by the regent, Mrs. Dorothy R. Hess. Grand Regent James C. Dulin also addressed the council. Meetings this week: Municipal Council. Monday; Kismet Council, Tuesday: District Council, Wednes day; Capitol Council, Thursday. ) Parent-Teacher Activities The Board of Managers of the Dis trict of Columbia Congress of Parents and Teachers will meet Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the board room, N. E. A. Building. Powell Elementary. A meeting will be held tomorrow evening. Miss Marjorie Webster will speak. The soloist will be Leon Brulsiloff. Truesdell. The Executive Board will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. Mrs. Francis Pennell, study group leader, will lead a discussion on "Chil dren's Responsibilities’’ at a meeting i of the study group Tuesday. Amidon—Falrbrother—R os sell. At a meeting last Tuesday it was planned to make uniforms in the school colors for the Boy Patrol. A luncheon will be held March 17 at 12 o'clock. Wheatley. Among features for community night, which was celebrated Wednes day, was the presentation of a gift to Miss Florence Mortimer on her: seventh anniversary as principal of' the school by Mrs. W. R. Rawlings, ’ president. Mrs. A. C. Watkins spoke on "Community Resources for Parent i Education.” The Wheatley P.-T. A. minstrels of 1936, to be held March 27 and 28. will have H. Shilling as interlocutor. Gene Starr and Byron Brooks, end men, and Gene Perry as Maj. ’’Woes,” tak ing the leading parts. Bing Ford will direct the music and present a novelty dance. The "Charles Mack team” will provide old-time dancing. Mrs. E. Slattery, teacher, will give harp solos. Roosevelt High School. A card and bingo party will be held at the school under the auspices of the association the evening of March 10. Mrs. L. D. Mickey, Mrs. W. C. Magathan and Mrs. Rogers have been elected a committee to report nomina tions ol officers for election in May. Langdon. Miss Jessie LaSalle, assistant super intendent of schools, in charge of re search, spoke on "What Your School Is Doing in Character Education” at the meeting Thursday evening. An “amateur hour” was held Feb ruary 28 under the direction of Mrs. M. C. Luyster, with Richard Davies as master of ceremonies. Mrs. J. E. Hayden, study group chairman, announced beginning March 10 the study group will meet each Tuesday at 1:30. The general topic will be “Character.” Following is a list of children who were presented blue ribbons at the last meeting for being free of remedi able defects when they started to school: Audrey Abbott, Helen Beau champ, Francis Bladt, Ora Simonton, Roland Dixon, Lee Terrett and Ken neth Vincent. Brent-Dent. A meeting will be held tomorrow at the Brent School with an “At Home” to parents in the class rooms from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. The program in cludes music. Dr. Loren T. Johnson will talk on the “Training of Chil dren.” Whittier. The association will meet Monday at 8 p.m. Miss Selma M. Borchardt, director of the World Federation of Education Association, will discuss “What the Economic Crisis Has Taught the World of Its Schools.” A musical program has been planned and refreshments will be served. “Open house” will be held from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Stoddert. Dr. Paul Ewerhardt of the Child Guidance Clinic spoke at the meeting Monday. The Gordon ensemble, under the leadership of Miss Shaw, played several selections. Mrs. H. W. Walker led the discus sion on “Home Management” at a meeting of the study group Tuesday. The next meeting of this group will be Tuesday afternoon. Blair-Hayes. A study class was organized Tues day. This class will meet each Tues day at 1:30 pun. in the Ludlow School for the next six weeks. Macfarland Junior High. The association announces a benefit card and bingo party April 3. Randle Hlghlands-Orr. The association has organized a study group which will meet for six Wednesday afternoons. The group will meet at 1:30 p.m. and will have a different instructor each time. Mrs. William Probaska is chairman. At the last regular meeting a marionette show, “A Chinese Fantasy,” was presented by a group from the Playground Association. Gaga The association Wdll meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the tcfcool. The guest speaker will be Mrs. J. 8. HUder. coun selor on character education at the i Henry D. Cooke School. Entertain ment will be furnished by the Girls’ Glee Club of McKinley High School and refreshments will be served. Stuart Junior High. Dr. Frank W. Baliou spoke on “Character Education” at a meeting Monday evening. A dramatic sketch, "Washington at Valley Forge,” was given. The association went on record as indorsing the aims of the new Juvenile Court bill, voted $10 to the State bud get and discussed plans for a Spring dance March 20. The study group meetings have been changed from Fridays to Wednesdays. A group will help the student aid sewing room next Wednesday. John Eaton. The association will meet Monday at 2 p.m. Mrs. O. W. McNeese will discuss "Are We Modern?” An in formal tea will follow. Blow-Pierce-Webb. At the last meeting Mrs. A. Shugrue, former principal, introduced the new I principal. Miss Toliver. The study group will meet each Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Kingsman School, under the leadership of Mrs. Shugrue. The course will continue for six weeks. v vngicss nri|ius. Twenty-four children will be pre sented blue ribbons Wednesday at 8 p.m. In keeping with “health night," James C. Kapillski will speak on "Vita min D Milk—Its Relation to the Health Program.” Educational slides will be presented. A school luncheon will be given March 19. "Guiding the Adolescent” is the topic for discussion in the study group which meets each Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Janney. Miss Esther Scott gave an illus trated talk on "Gardens” last Tues day afternoon. Preceding this meet ing an Executive Board meeting was held, when the following Nominating Committee was elected: Miss Blanche Pulizzi, Mrs. Miner W. Buell, Mrs. M. K. Hiltz, Mrs. L. Richmond and Mrs. V. A. Holmes. The study group course under the direction of Mrs. L. Richmond has been completed. Gordon Junior High. A meeting will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. Oscar Kuldell will sing and the Harmonica Club will play several selections. Mrs. O. W. McNeese will speak on "Are We Modern?” Petworth. “What Is Father's Place in the Home?” was discussed by a panel of the men of the association last Tues day. Mrs. Walter C. Jones spoke. C. I. Ott sang and led community sing ing. Refreshments were served. Miss Miller's room won the attendance prize. Taft Junior High. At an executive meetiing a con tribution to the District Congress budget was authorized and resolu tions were adopted Indorsing the Fed eral food and drug act and the Pet tengill bill to abolish block-booking and blind-selling of motion pictures. The special committee appointed to select a life-size picture of William Howard Taft to be given to the school consists of Harry Baker, Jr., chairman; Miss Virginia Parton and Mrs. George A. Wilson. The following Nominating Committee was elected: Chairman, Mrs. Emil Smith; Mrs. Carl T. Sullins, Harry Baker, Jr.; Mrs. Robert A. Lyon, Mrs- Arthur A. Schnebelen, Mrs. A. U. Smith and Mrs. Charles Speaker. A meeting of the study group will be held Wednesday. “Adolescent Be havior Problems” will be discussed under the leadership of Mrs. Samuel F. Hildebrand. The second study group meeting was tor men, with J. K. Lawson presiding- The topic, “Father-and-Son Problems," was dis cussed under the leadership of Ray Everett, secretary of the Social Hy giene Society. Other speakers were Dr. M. B. Root of the staff of the Natlnnfil Trainintr Srhnnl for Hove and Sergt. John H. Major. Edmonds-Kingsman-Maury. The topic to be discussed at the next meeting, at Maury School, will be “The Effect of Music on Children.” Beginning last Thursday and con tinuing for six consecutive weeks, the mothers’ study group will be con ducted at Kingsman School at 1:30 pjn. under the supervision of Mrs. Tpnnelle. Tuesday will be bundle day. Hine Junior High. At the last meeting membership prises were awarded to Mrs. Samuel Willoughby, section 2-5; Mrs. Paul Stewart, section 4-1, and Mrs. Charles Werner, section 2-6. Nine children gave a Founders’ day program. John P. Webner, former executive secretary of - the National gongraaa of Parents and Taaobers, i YIC.A.'ATHOI’ TO BE HELD TODAY Chevy Chase Chapter Will Be Hostess Preceding Music Hour. The Y. W. C. A. will have an at home today at 4 p.m., preceding the music hour at 5 p.m. Chevy Chase Chapter will be hostess for the tea. The Cleveland Park Chapter will meet at the home of Mrs. William Knowles Cooper, 3207 Highland place, at 3 p.m. Mrs. M. B. Hine will be assistant hostess, and Miss Elsa Peter son. chairman of the Building Com mittee, will be guest speaker. Dupont Chapter will have a lunch eon and card party at the Fairfax at 12:30 p.m. Committees for the week include: Tuesday, 11. Public Affairs; Wednes day, 10:30, Elizabeth Somers. 1104 Mi street, and at 11. Rooms Registry; Thursday, 10:30, Kamp Kahlert: Fri day. 11. K street house, and at 1,-in- ! dustrial for luncheon in cafeteria, fol lowed by meeting at 1:?0 p.m. Mrs. Robert Goode, president of the Norwegian Ladies' Aid, will be host- : ess for the Wednesday women's group at 614 E street, March 11, at 4 p.m. Music leadership class will meet at 5 p.m.. March 11. Elizabeth Somers Glee Club will present a program at the Heme for Incurables. March 16. Mary M. Burnett, music secretary, will speak to the camp counsellor's course at George Washington Univer sity, March 12, on "Music as It Re lates to Evening Program at Camp.” Music chairmen from six Senior High School Girl Reserve Clubs will meet at the Y. W. C. A. tomorrow at 3:45 p.m. Girl Reserve advisers of junior clubs will meet at the Y. W. C. A. for din ner Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Girl Reserves will hold a recognition service Thursday at 3 p.m. at the school. The Business Women's Glee Club will hold rehearsal and business meet ing Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at the Y. W. C. A. Xenos Club members will be in structed in the art of the Japanese dance by Mrs. Imamura of Tokio, Wednesday evening at the Y. W. C. A. The Blue Triangle Club members will meet Thursday for club supper at 6:15 p.m. A motion picture travelogue of Latin America will be presented at 8:15 p.m. by Miss Arietta Ahrens. “The Enchanted Cottage” by Arthur Pinero will be presented Saturday, In Barker Hall, at 8:15 p.m. -» Women of the Moose. Columbia Chapter. No. 368, met at the Moose Hall, 1414 I street, with Senior Regent Mrs. Frances Mitchell presiding. The membership chairman, Mrs. Marie Clark, announced her com mittee will meet at the home of Past Regent Mrs. Margaret Dugan, 1342 Vermont avenue, Tuesday afternoon to make plans for a class night. Miss Louise Nichols, chairman of the Library Committee, and her assistant, Mrs. Pauline Miller, are holding week ly meetings, making scrap books for the Children’s Hospital. spoke on "The Work of the National Congress." Miss Katherine Latimer spoke on music and gave several piano selec tions. H. D. Cooke. The association met Tuesday evening. The president, Mrs. J. W. Brockwell, announced the recent death of Miss R. L. McNamara, former principal of the school. Mrs. O. G. Hankins, sixth vice president of the District Congress, was guest speaker. Mrs. John Stultz gave a reading and John Masson sang, accompanied by Mrs. Masson. Mrs. I. I. Ruediger was presented with a corsage in honor of her ap pointment as principal of the school. "Pounders' Day Acrostic” was pre sented by parents and teachers. Mr. Johnson, a former principal, and past presidents were special guests. The attendance prize was won by Miss Edith Williams' room. Buchanan. A meeting will be held Tuesday at 7:30 pm., when Miss Ida Lind, director of elementary instruction in the schools, will speak on “Where Our Children Get Their Education." On Wednesday, the American Base Ball League presented the picture “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” with George Moriarity in person, and on Thursday the American Automobile Association presented safety pictures. At the executive meeting Tuesday, Mrs. J. O. Kerby, welfare chairman, ■tressed the need of shoes and under wear tor the jrounger ohtirirtn, _ l Rep. Maas to Inspect Local Naval Reserve Minnesota Congressman Is Member of Naval Affairs Committee and Colonel in Marine Corps Reserve. NOTHER test inspection will be held Tuesday night by the 1st Battalion, United States Naval Reserves in the District of Columbia, at the Armory in the Wash ington Navy Yard. The organization will be put through its paces for the benefit of Representative Melvin J. Maas of Minnesota, a colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He also is a member of the House Naval Affairs Committee and a mem ber of the subcommittee now consider ing proposed changes in the Naval Reserve law. He also is president of the Marine Corps Reserve Officers’ Association. During the World War he rendered distinguished service over seas as a member of the aviation branch of the Marine Corps. Col. Maas has always been a stanch supporter of the Naval Reserve and is well versed in Naval Reserve activities. Last year he made a personal tour of the South and West, visiting a large number of Naval Reserve units to get the view of officers on needs of the service. Previously he has in spected a number of units of the Re serve on the East Coast. The inspection will follow the same lines as that conducted by the regular board of officers from the Navy De partment. The purpose of these pre liminary tests is to ascertain any defects that the organisation may have and correct them in detail prior to the time selected for the board to make its annual visit. Only a few more drill nights remain to prepare for these annual tests. The board has selected April 13 as the night for conducting the inspections here and officers and men are dili gently applying themselves to the task of perfecting their training in the hope of raising their marks of last year. What they lack in facilities' for training they are trying to make up in the manner of performing their duty, and Lieut. J. E. Sullivan, commander of the battalion, is using every minute to bring them to a high state of CUiUCllty. It was asserted that what the local Reservists need more than anything else at this time Is an armory. Their project, which now is before the Presi dent of the United States, was given the support during the week of the Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia. It was said that other organizations have voted their support to the project, the preliminary plans for which already have been drawn and provide for a building on the Anacostia waterfront in the southeast corner of the Wash ington Navy Yard. The proposed building, in addition to providing full facilities for a bat talion Naval Reserve, would have pro vision for housing the United States Marine Corps Reserve Regiment here, which also is hampered in its training work by poor facilities. In a letter to the association. Ensign F. W. Lemly said that “while the Navy Department is lending hearty moral support to the movement, they have, so far, refused to lend their support toward obtaining funds with which to start building construction. In fact, they have refused to allow this item to appear in their requests for ap-, propriations for their shore estab usnmenis. I The armory was needed, the letter said, "for training local organizations, and for immediate mobilization in the event a national emergency should necessitate such action.” In addition to an armory the local Reservists are sadly lacking in train ing facilities afloat, it was pointed out. They have now a small launch which is taxed to capacity each week end during the Summer months. Each week men desiring to take a training cruise have to be turned down be cause of the limitations. It was said that if a larger vessel were assigned here, enough men could be found each week who would be willing to take this training without pay. It was indicated that the Reserve officers desire the assignment of a boat here which would be under their command, so that they could develop in the officers and men that respon sibility which would attach them should they be called into the regular service in time of a national emer gency. Under such a plan the boat would be manned entirely by Naval Reserve personnel, and they would not have regular naval officers aboard to advise them on what to do. There are available, it was said, some 300-foot Coast Guard patrol boats, which the local officers say would make ideal training ships for week-end cruises of the Reserve, and would serve to keep them in a high state or efficiency for the annual training cruises which are taken aboard a destroyer. Incidentally, the United States de stroyer Leary of the Atlantic Training Squadron is scheduled to arrive here next month for a stay of two or three months. It will be berthed at the Washington Navy Yard, and each drill night a division of the battalion will be required to drill aboard her in preparation for their duties at sea on the annual training cruise. While the battalion for several i 1 .. 1 I Inspector REPRESENTATIVE MELVIN J. MAAS Of Minnesota, member of the House Naval Affairs Committee and a colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, who will conduct a formal Inspection of the 1st Battalion, United States Naval Reserves, in the District of Co lumbia Tuesday night at their armory m the Washington Navy Xwi ft months has been training as such each drill night, it will be necessary to again separate the divisions on dif ferent nights in order to take advan tage of the opportunities furnished by the presence of the Leary here. The Leary now is at Norfolk training the Reserve battalion there. The period that the Leary is sched uled to remain here will carry the Reservists almost up to the time of the annual cruise period. This year the battalion will be taken to sea on destroyers, the three divisions going at the same time. Although it was announced that they are to go on a foreign cruise, the destination for the mid-cruise liberty period has not been announced. Lieut. (Junior Grade) W. Croft Jen nings, Naval Reserve, was elected president of the Washington Chapter of the United States Naval Reserve Officers’ Association for the current! year at a meeting held in the local! armory last week. Lieut. Jennings, aj graduate of the United States Naval' Academy in the class of 1927, is execu tive officer of the 3rd Fleet Division of the local battalion. In civil life he is special assistant to the Attorney Gen eral of the United States. Other officers elected include Lieut. J. M. Pewell, vice president; Ensign F. W. Lemly, secretary-treasurer, and Lieut. J. E. Sullivan, director in the national association. Among the guest officers attending the meeting were Col. Mass, Capt. John A. Schofield, Reservist on active duty in the Navy Department; Capt. Fe G. Copeland, Capt. G. F. Schwartz, Comdr. L. R. Rudder and Lieut. Comdr. C. T. Frederickson. Capt. Copeland is on duty in the Bureau of Navigation of the Navy Department. Capt. Schwartz is commanding officer of the Reserve battalion in St. Louis, Mo. Comdr. Rudder is in the Volun teer Reserve from New York and Comdr. Frederickson is a member of the Volunteer Reserve at Duluth, Minn. Lieut. E. I. Snyder, chairman of the committee appointed last year to H ro tl’ o onnctitnt and Kv.lan-r fn* the local chapter, made a report for the committee at this meeting and submitted proposed drafts for the constitution and by-laws. On vote of the chapter, the constitution was tabled for further consideration and the by-laws adopted. The main part of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of the pro posed Naval Reserve legislation and changes. Capt. Schofield presented the views of the Navy Department and Comdr. Rudder the side of the United States Naval Reserve Officers’ Association. Such progress has been made in training by the Communications Re serve Division that they are to be given advanced work, it was indicated last week. A report just issued by the commander, Lieut. J. H. Nichol son, says that, in order that the drills may be made more interesting and to better qualify the various operators for the national competitive drill, a slightly different arrangement will be placed in effect starting this week. It will consist of emergency prob lems, tracking problems, contact re ports and security measures in addi tion to the regular normal tactical and procedure drills. It is felt, he said, that the majority of the mem bers who are attending regularly have mastered the normal and tactical pro ceaure sumcienuy to permit uieir being eligible for national competion drills and the object of the educa tional problems for the remainder of j the year is to assist each man to be j self-reliant in order that he will be qualified to take over the full duties of the station at any time. Rear Admiral J. R. Fefrees, com mandant of the Washington Navy i Yard and head of Naval Reserve ac I tivities in this area, is scheduled to make a formal inspection of the local battalion on the evening of March 31 next. It probably will be the final inspection which the admiral will give the local outfit, as he is scheduled for another assignment in June. The Board of Officers. Regular and Reserve, which recently made a study of this branch of the service recom mended that training of Naval Re serves should be conducted as follows: On board naval vessels and shore stations under supervision of regular officers. On board certain designated mer chant vessels for the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve and at special schools or academies on shore in the various naval districts. Week-end cruises on board specially assigned training vessels. In armories or drill halls and at air bases. At mobilization stations on short. Correspondence courses. "The Navy Department policy.” the report said, "as regards training should be as follows: "Filet Reserves to receive such training at their mobilization stations afloat or ashore as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy. “Merchant Marine Naval Reserves who are of the active class should be required to perform two weeks’ train ing duty per annum, one month every two years, or six weeks every three « years, and to perform the equivalent of a minimum of 48 drills per annum. “Other Merchant Marine Naval Re serves of the inactive class should be given two weeks training duty at least once in four years under naval supervision in order to familiarize them with their mobilization duties. “The two weeks’ training duty for the active class of the Merchant Ma rine Naval Reserve should be per formed aboard naval vessels attached to the fleet, training squadron, re ceiving ships in naval districts, or es pecially arranged shore facilities. The two weeks’ training duty for the in active class should be similar to the training duty prescribed for the vol unteer class of the Reserves. Train ing duty should be performed either afloat or ashore, as most conven ient. “The prescribed drills for the active class of the Merchant Marine Naval Reserves should be performed on board vessels on the ‘approved list,' which have a watch, quarter and station bill and other organization requirements approved by the Navy Department. The drills on board should be per formed with a view of developing the ship as an independent unit, capable of operating with the fleet upon mo bilization with a minimum of addi tional Regular Navy personnel. Spe cial attention should be given to communication drills, in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by the director of naval communi- ■* cattonA,"