Poetry Contest Opened
• By D. C. Women’s Clubs
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Fourth Annual Event Is Under Direction of
Mrs. Inez Sheldon Tyler—April 20
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.
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
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
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
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
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
• 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Nature Section will meet
Thursday at 2 o’clock in the home of
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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.
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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.
AT Y. M. MEETING
Group From Capital Attends
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
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
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
Rathbone Temple, Pythian Sisters,
will meet Friday evening.
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
Meetings this week: Municipal
Council. Monday; Kismet Council,
Tuesday: District Council, Wednes
day; Capitol Council, Thursday.
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.
A meeting will be held tomorrow
evening. Miss Marjorie Webster will
speak. The soloist will be Leon
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.
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
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
Roosevelt High School.
A card and bingo party will be held
at the school under the auspices of
the association the evening of March
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
The association will meet Monday
at 2 p.m. Mrs. O. W. McNeese will
discuss "Are We Modern?” An in
formal tea will follow.
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
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
"Guiding the Adolescent” is the
topic for discussion in the study group
which meets each Thursday at 1:30
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
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?”
“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
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.
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.
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,
TO BE HELD TODAY
Chevy Chase Chapter Will
Be Hostess Preceding
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
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
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
Miss Katherine Latimer spoke on
music and gave several piano selec
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.
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, _
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
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
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
REPRESENTATIVE MELVIN J.
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
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
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
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,
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’
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
On board certain designated mer
chant vessels for the Merchant Marine
Naval Reserve and at special schools
or academies on shore in the various
Week-end cruises on board specially
assigned training vessels.
In armories or drill halls and at air
At mobilization stations on short.
"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
“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- ■*
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