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Philadelphia Campaign
Methods Were Observed
by Hinds and Others.
A. Boyd Hinds, assistant director of |
the Community Chest, and a group
of Chest staff members went to
Philadelphia. Thursday and Friday, to
observe methods of conducting the
Chest campaign there.
W. W, Wheeler, volunteer chairman
of the Civic Interest unit, spent a day
there last week looking over the |
‘'Exposition of Social Work Activities-’
held in the auditorium at the Quaker
City. Lack of a suitable auditorium
In Washington. Mr. Wheeler said,
makes it practically impossible to hold
a similar exposition here.
Earliest organization of the various
Chest units in the history of the
Washington Chest Is forecast in the
plans of Campaign Chairman Cole
man Jennings to hold monthly cam
paign meetings. Chairmen of several
of the units have already been named
and are actively at work, and more
appointments are expected in the next
two weeks. Mr. Jennings hopes to j
have all 'chairmen named before the
Bummer lull.
St. Joseph's Home and School.
The boys are beginning their out
door activities. Starting this week
they have been camping out at nights
and during the day have been build
lng bird houses.
St. Rosf’s Technical School.
The juniors went on a field trip last
Friday morning.
The students last Wednesday cele
brated the Feast ol the Enunciation
w ith a high mass.
Southeast House.
Nurses from Freedmen's Hospital,
with the staff of the House, will In
augurate Legal Health week next
Thursday night at the settlement.
The topir for discussion will be
"Immunization" and a number of I
children of pre-school age will be
Christ Child Society.
Miss Mary Merrick entertained the !
board at her home Wednesday with
Plans for organizing a new Mothers’
Club are being discussed.
The boys and girls will give a dance
In the gymnasium next Thursday.
The Junior League will entertain
the children next Friday with a
marionette show.
Florence Crittenton Home.
Rev. Luther Long gave a talk at
the home Tuesday evening. Mrs.
A. H. Coster was in charge of the
meeting. Mrs. Alexandria Catto of
Boston also spoke.
Miss Ann Rogers, social service
worker at the home, who has been
dividing her time with the Washing
ton Home for Foundlings, is putting
In full time at the home. Miss
Rogers visits and helps the girls after
they leave the home.
Southwest Community House.
The Nurses' Sorority of Freedmen's
Hospital lectured to the Adolescent
Club girls on sex education last Tues
day evening.
Friendship Hoase.
Miss Mabel Jennings and a group
of her girls from Arlington Hall en- ]
tertained the Mothers' Club last .
Wednesday night.
Neighborhood House.
The operetta for the May Festival j
*'ill be “The Pied Piper of Hamelin.”
The afternoon programs will be made 1
up of songs and dances of the
May Festival by the kindergarten de
partment. No definite date has been
A group of 170 children and parents
attended the lecture given by Mrs. i
Marie Peary Stafford, nee Marie
Ahnighito Peary, Monday evening, at
the settlement.
Mental Hygiene Institute.
A house warming will be held at
the new home. 1464 Columbia road,
next Thursday at 6 o'clock. The
public is invited.
Northeast Bovs’ Club.
A Nature class has been formed. It
began yesterday afternoon and will
continue every Saturday afternoon.
Doc Needham is heading the class.
Homesickness as Climax to Long
Illness May Be One of
Reasons, He Says.
By the Assoclateo Press.
WESTON, W. Va„ March 28 OP).— j
An explanation of Terressa Hawkins' i
two weeks of laughter brought a phy
sician's warning yesterday that home
sickness coming as a climax to pro
longed illness or worry can bring on
such hysteria.
Dr. J. E. OfTner, superintendent of
the Weston State Hospital. In an
article written for the West Virginia
Medical Journal, told of the 18-year
old Fairmont school girl who started
laughing February 26 and stopped
only after an operation March 11.
He added:
"This condition is usually mani
fested between the ages of puberty
and the thirtieth year. Among the
exciting causes are fright, inability to
attain one's desires, homesickness and
•o forth." '
“Oh, See the Big Elephant!”
Mine. Lucet. wife of the attache of the French Embassy:
her son. Jean Louis Lucet: Grade and Yolande Saint, daughters
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Saint, third secretary of the French
Embassy, and Mine. Saint photographed at the society circus
in the Shoreham ball room. —Underwood. & Underwood.
Institutes to Be Carried On
by Community Center
Two recreation institutes are being
carried on for the next several weeks
under the auspices of the Community
Center Department. One is the insti
tute formerly known as the Play In
stitute. of Divisions 1-9: and the other,
the Recretation Institute of Divisions
The Recreation Institute in Divi
sions 1-9. opened last Tuesday night
at the Franklin Administration Build
ing when Dr. E. C. Lindeman, director,
of Community Organization for Leis- \
ure of the Works Progress Adminis
tration spoke. The 1936 Recreation
Institute will differ from previous
events of its kind in that it will take
the form of a series of visits to various
recreation centers in the District of
Columbia, which will include a tour of
the building and activities program,
and 15 minutes of discussion, led by
the executive of the agency being
Tours Begin Tuesday
These "sight-seeing" tours will begin
Tuesday night when at 7 o'clock a
visit will be made to the Christ Child
Society. The registration desk will be
open at 6:45 p.m. and all persons in
terested in taking the tours and the
discussions of this group are eligible
for membership in the institute.
Maurice Bisgyer is chairman of the
institute, and announces the following
agencies to be visited between now
and May 8, when the institute will
close: Garnet-Patterson Community
Center. April 7; Jewish Community
Center, April 15; Marionette exhibit
of the Federal Theater project at
Roosevelt High School. April 16; Y. W.
C. A.. April 22: Boys' Club of Wash
National Capital Parks. May 8
The Recreation Institute of Centers
in Divisions 10-13 opened March 3,
and continues each Tuesday night in
Garnet-Pa tterson Community Center,
under the general supervision of Miss
Etta Johnson, and under the direction
of Clarence Browne, with recreation
specialists from various agencies tak
ing charge of the program each week.
Next Tuesday a “recreation hunt” :
will be held as the feature of the eve
ning, conducted by John Burr of the
physical education department of How
ard University. Next Tuesday a social
evening will be held in which Mr.
Browne will be assisted by Dr. E. B
Henderson of the physical education
department of the District of Colum
bia Public Schools. An extra session
will take place tomorrow night when
the group will go to St. Elizabeth’s, to
furnish a recreational evening for the
patients there.
Among the special events this week
in community centers in the city a
play. "The Sealed Secret.” will be
given at Park View Community Cen
ter Friday night by the Park View
Popular Players, directed by Miss
Beryl Shannon, who Is the author of
the play. The 25 children in the
drama group will be assisted on this
occasion by the dance group of 20
children, directed by Miss Margaret
“Classes in clowning" for boys, un
ier the direction of Frank Portillo, will
be held this week as follows: Wednes
day. 7 pm.. Langley: Friday, 3:15,
Paul; Friday, 7:15. Ben Murch, and
Saturday. 3 o'clock, Hine Junior High
center. The boy clowns will take part
in the Children’s Festival Circus, May
. !
Part of Receipts From Sale
of Seats Will Go to Flood
A parade which its organizers, the
Military Order of the World War,
promise will be the largest military
procession Washington will witness
this year will be held a week from to
morrow in conjunction with the ninth
annual celebration of Army day.
Part of the receipts from sale of
grandstand seats will be donated to
the Red Cross for its flood relief fund.
Organizers said each of the 151
marching units of the parade's four
main divisions has been assigned a
position and that specifice instructions
would be issued soon by Maj. Gen.
Albert J. Bowley of Baltimore, grand
Gen. Bowley and his staff will march
at the head of the parade, escorted
by a platoon of police under Supt. of
Police Maj. Ernest W. Brown.
President Roosevelt may return from
his fishing trip in time to review the ;
parade, organizers hope.
Division marshals will be: Brig Gen.1
Perry L. Miles, first: Col. John W. *
Oehmann. commander of the District
National Guard, second: Lieut. Col. R.
O. Barton, third, and Maj. Gen.
Amos A. Fries, U. S. A, retired, fourth.
Col. Leroy W. Herron will lead a
subdivision consisting of District Re
serve Corps units. Lieut. Edward K.
Inman, department commander, will
head various marching units from the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, while the
American Legion contingent will be
led by Joe J. Malloy, department com
The parade will start from the south
side of the Capitol at 1:45 p.m, April
6. proceed across Capitol Plaza to
Constitution avenue and west on
Constitution avenue to Seventeenth
street, where it will disband
Units of soldiers, sailors and Marines
from nearby posts will participate, as
well as the customary groups from
schools, patriotic societies and vet
erans’ organizations.
Shotput Record Falls.
AUSTIN. Tex, March 28 iJi.-Sam
Francis of the university of Nebraska
broke the Texas relay record in the
shotput today. Francis heaved the
ball 51 feet 9*g inches, to break the
record held by Rhea, also of Nebraska,
who set a mark of 51 feet 2‘2 inches j
in the 1931 meet. I
l" 1
Reception at White House
on League’s Program
for Eighth Meeting.
A program which includes a recep
tion at the White House, addresses by
authors, recitations and election of
national officers has been arranged
for the 500 women expected to attend
the eighth biennial convention of the
National League of American Pen
Women, to be held here April 12-18.
League membership includes prose
writers, poets, dramatists, sculptors
and composers, all of whom have
marketed some of their work.
The convention is expected to be {
the biggest in the history of the
league, organized in Washington 39
years ago by three women. Head
quarters for delegates will be the Wil
lard Hotel, but the first event of the
convention will be a reception April
12 in the Burlington Hotel, where Mrs.
Victoria Faber Stevenson, national
president, will greet members.
/luuiun uicdMMi i Miuiru.
The authors’ breakfast annually
given by the league will be held at
noon April 13 in the Willard ball
room, with the Chinese Ambassador
and Mme. Sze In attendance. Fred
erick Lambeck, author, will speak on
"Rather Than Psycho-analysis," and
Mrs. Ada Dwyer Russell, described as
Amy Lowell's “literary executrix." will
"interpret" two of Mrs. Lowell's
poems. Others who are expected to
attend include: Frank A. Tichenor,
magazine publisher; Miss Jennie Har.
ris Oliver, author, who will give a
monologue; Josephine Beach, present
ing a satire. "The Sophisticated Wom
1 an"; R. D. W. Connor. Federal archl- j
| vist, and Mrs. Connor, and Olive T.
Dargan, novelist.
Registration and the annual board
meeting will follow the breakfast
In the evening of the same day will1
be presented a "short short-story
hour" under the direction of Mrs.
Gene Ziegfield of Baltimore and a
play directed by Mrs. Francesca Falk
Miller, Chicago.
Officers to Report.
The convention will be called to
order April 14 with a roll call of dele
gates. followed by three-minute re
ports by national officers.
Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt will re
ceive league delegates at 4 p.m. April
Election of officers will be held the
same day. the new officers to be in
stalled April 18. A reception for the
new president will.be held that eve
ning. Principal presidential candi
dates are Mrs. Phyllis Fergus Hoyt.
Chicago, and Mrs. Clyde Robertson.
New York City. Mrs. Lilly Hunt and
Mrs. Harriet Hawkins Chambers, both
of the District branch, are candidates
for first vice president. Clara Man
deschied. District branch, is a can
didate for recording secretary.
70.000 Radios in China.
China now has 70,000 radio sets reg
! istered by the government.
Dr. Mary D. Davis Addresses
Group on Phases of Education.
Dr. Mary Dabney Davis of the
Dffice of Education was guest speaker
at a meeting of the District Branch
of the Association for Childhood Edu
cation at a dinner meeting Thursday
in Wesley Hall. Her subject was
“Phases of Childhood Education.”
Miss Catherine R. Watkins, director
of kindergarten work in the District,
also spoke. Miss Mary Leeper, ex
ecutive secretary of the childhood ed
ucation group, spoke on the national
convention to be held in New York
City April 28 to May 2.
Miss Marian Zimmerman, president
of the local branch association, pre
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Annual Financial Statement I .
(*The Community Chest of Washington, D. C., is a financial federation of social \
agencies. The money raised through annual campaigns is apportioned to these I
agencies on the basis of the best interests of the community as a ichole. /
Accumulated Deficit as Adjusted January, 1935—
/ S
In 1932 the relief problem was paramount. No tax money
was available for relief until August 1, and the Chest incurred
a deficit of $151,000 because of special appropriations to family
welfare agencies for exceptional relief needs. The appropriation
by the Congress of $350,000 front District funds was exhausted
by November, with the Congress adjourned, and again the Com
munity Chest stepped into the breach bv making available to
the D. C. Committee on Employment 1100,000. which increased
it* deficit to $251,000. Each year since 1932 has seen some curtail
ment of this deficit. In 1935 the curtailment was $8,564.32.
S r
Payments Payment*
on Pledge* $1,455,339.61 to Agencie* 1,448,862.11
Miscellaneous 4,726.81 Miscellaneous 2,639.99
$1,460,066.42 1,451,502.10
Aef Gain on 1935 Operations.. . $8,564.32
Accumulated Deficit, Dec. 31,1935 ... $162,115.73
AGENCY BUDGETS, 1935 were as follows:
AGENCY Prr Otk.r Total '
Community Income as Agency
Chest Reported Budget
American Legion, D. C. Welfare Department- $13,187.90 $291.50 $>3 479 40
Boy Scout.- 23,879.06 2,792.88 26i671.94
Boy. Club 27,939.39 5,810.44 33,749.83
Bureau of Rehabilitation- 8,146.47 46.72 8,193.19
Campaign Expeme.. 53,206.62 53,206.62
Catholic Chanties - 48,713.72 5,925.05 54,638.77
Bure*u for Hospitals- 21,533.28 * * * 21,533.28
Chi d Welfare Society- 5,593.70 5,228.44 10,822.14
Children * Country Home-- 19,609.78 2,753.37 22,363.15 .
Children. Ho.p.t.1- 41,446.55 * * * 41,446.55
Christ Child Society- 15,363.66 2,786.88 18,150.54
Chn.t Child Convalescent Farm. 17,390.81 2.606.31 >9,997.12
Columbia Hospital - 24,245.21 * * * 24,245.21
Columbia Polytechnic Institute for the Blind_ 7,000.00 9,825.06 16,825.06
Community Chest Agency (see note below)...... 75,446.94 75.446.94
Council of Social Agencies . 19,729.08 2,203.77 21,932^85
Disabled American Veterans Welfare Fund_ 2.880.00 2 non 00
Emergency Ho.pital- 26.995.52 • • • 26i995i52
Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital- 40,531.64 * • a 40,531.64
Episcopal Home for Children- 20,291.50 3,972.83 24^264.33
Family Service Association- 95,149.54 4,999.36 100.148.90
Florence Crittenton Home - 11,488.69 11,066.17 22,554.86
Friendship House Association- 18,253.15 4,591.80 22.844.95
Garfield Memorial Hospital_ 41,606.36 • « • 41,606.36
George Washington University Hospital_ 19,902.07 • • • 19,902.07
Georgetown Children’s Hopse - 2,839.85 3.569.59 6.409.44
Georgetown University Hospital- 33,890.31 • • » 33,890.31
Girl Scouts--- 11,123.41 897.69 12,021.10
Hebrew Free Loan Association- 3,241.00 33,703.78 36.944.78
Hebrew Home for the Aged- 25,378.28 3,117.73 28.496.01
Holiday House - 1,715.14 7,537.78 9,252.92
Instructive Visiting Nurse Society- 109,020.44 68.095.92 177,116.36
Jewish Community Center- 34,822.46 13,598.72 48,421.18
Jewish Foster Home- 10,912.16 5,344.23 16,256.39
Jewish Social Service Agency_ 36,656.50 2,952.11 39,608.61
Juanita K. Nye Council Hojse_ 6,474.52 45.00 6.519.52
Juvenile Protective Association_ 15,231.89 3,435.66 18,667.55
Legal Aid Bureau_ 4,599.07 4,599.07
National Homeopathic Hospital_ 1,766.24 • • » 1,766.24
Neighborhood House- 15,744.74 2,343.05 18,087.79
Northeast Boys’ Club. 8,778.03 233.62 9,011.65
Northwest Settlement House_ 1,627.99 4,050.88 5,678.87
Parent-Teachers’ Association Shoe and Rubber Fund. 792.05 792.05
Phyllis Wheatley Y. W. C. A_ 6,847.24 9,946.78 16.794.02
Providence Hospital_ 46,082.82 * * * 46,082.82
St. Anna’s Home_ 1,699.18 2,582.49 4,281.67
St. Ann’s Infant Asylum_ 34,092.79 11,921.27 46.014.06
St. Joseph’s Home and School_ 13,116.05 7,710.38 20,826.43
St. Rose’s Technical School _ 21,360.90 9,727.16 31,088.06
St. Vincent’s Home and School_ 21,333.67 16,825.32 38,158.99
Salvation Army.. 77,845.16 12,097.60 89,942.76
Social Hygiene Society_ 8,382.25 97.08 8,479.33
Social Service Exchange_ 14,575.48 4,108.47 18,683.95
Southern Relief Society_ 2.700.00 11,577.94 14,277.94
Southwest Community House- 7,128.17 772.49 7,900.66
Starmont Aid Society_- 1,364.94 1,000.53 2,365.47
Stoddard Baptist Home_ 8,360.93 6,737.94 15,098.87
Summer Outings Committee_- 11,626.02 1,061.37 12,687.39
Travelers’ Aid Society_ 20,893.40 2,200.00 23,093.40
12th Street Y. M. C. A_ 9,441.74 15,081.20 24,522.94
Washington Animal Rescue League- 3,845.93 3,850.00 7,695.93
Washington Heart Association _- 3,248.00 353.29 3,601.29
Washington Home for Foundlings - 10,492.21 13,307.22 23,799.43 ^
Washington Institute for Mental Hygiene- 22,037.65 823.59 72,861.24
Washington Welfare Association _ 7,096.83 1,413.99 8,510.82
Young Men’s Christian Assocjat'on_- 25,594.37 239,051.33 264,645.70
Young Women’s Christian Association___ 45,551.66 238,988.18 284,539.84
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Total.__- $1,448,862.11 $825,061.96*** $2,273,924.07
(***Doe. Not Include Earning* and Other Revenue of Ho*pitali)
NOTE: The Community Chest Agency is the head
quarters office at 1101 M Street N.W. Here is centered
responsibility for the annual campaign, which requires
year-’round preparation. In addition to the whole
campaign program, this office must collect the pledges;
apportion funds to the agencies through the volunteer
Budget Committee; pay out the appropriations month
by month in accordance with the budgets; determine
policies through the volunteer Board of Trustees and
volunteer Executive Committee; consult with the
agencies about their financial and administrative
problems; carry on a variety of publicity activities;
operate an application bureau to which applicants for
aid may come; enlist and work with the hundreds of
volunteers who make up the functioning committees;
and co-ordinate these many lines of activities into an
effective whole. The budget of the agency is used for
the salaries of 39 employes and for rent, telephone,
Councilor & Buchanan
Certified Public Accountants
postage, printing, office supplies and office equipment
necessary to carry on the large volume of work.
The expenditures of the Community Chest Agency *
for this year-’round operation depend very largely upon
the number of contributors and the promptness with
which pledges are paid. Large numbers of gifts are. of
course, more expensive to collect than a small number,
and for 1935 there were 151,352 contributors in compari
son with 68,383 for 1930 and 117,556 for 1934. Over one
half of these contributors had to be billed for monthly
or quarterly payments. A slightly increased percentage of
cost over previous years is therefore justified because
it is of supreme importance in a community enterprise
which appeals to all citizens and which, directly or
indirectly, benefits every one, that it shall enjoy the
widest possible support. Prompt, full payment of
pledges will hold the percentage of cost down. Slow
payment or failure to keep the promises increases the
percentage of cost of year-’round operation.
President, Community Chest
This space contributed by this newspaper in the hope of keeping Washington people further informed
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