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^D. C. Naval Reservists
Hope to Get New Ship 100-Foot Coast Guard Patrol Boats to Be ° Turned Over to Navy for Training Vessels. FTER struggling along since the star.t of the governmental economy move which resulted In the withdrawal of their destroyer here, with only a small motor launch, the officers and men of the First Battalion, United States Naval Reserves in the District of Columbia, are hopeful that they will VJ receive one of the boats which are to be turned over to the Navy by the Coast Guard next month. These vessels are constructed of Steel. 100 feet in length and have twin screw’s, driven by Diesel engines. They were formerly used as patrol boats during prohibition days by the Coast Guard. It was pointed out by officers of the local battalion that boats of this size would permit more V than 30 men and 5 officers from the local divisions to make a week end cruise at one time. It was added that with the present launch it Is practically impossible to give each man of the three divisions one train ing cruise a year during the few months in the Summer when the boat Is available. With this type of vessel, it was pointed out, each platoon of a divi sion could go out every six w’eeks. There is a heavy demand for use of the motor launch,' and officials point out that the Government is losing a lot of valuable training, for which the men volunteer to give up their week ends without pay, by not providing a larger vessel here. The , limitations on training aboard the launch are such that only the mini mum of naval activity can be carried out. However, with a larger vessel. It was said, both officers and men would be able to obtain valuable training in the operating of the ves sel in pilot watefs and could carry* out a number of emergency drills on a small scale. Up until tlie beginning ot tne de pression the reservists had a destroyer assigned here for training purposes, end they received much training, al though they did not take regular week end trips, However, the bat ^ talion has been recruited up to full strength since then and the training work has been materially Increased to keep up with the rigid require ments of the Navy Department and the Inspection Board. While the members of the Reserve receive much Valuable theoretical instruction in their class rooms during the Sum mer months, officers point out that they should be given the opportunity to take full advantage of the open ^ weather months to get practical train Ing by cruises on the river and Chesa peake Bay during the week ends. This would be the only cruising ship train ing they would receive during the year except for the two weeks’ training cruise aboard a vessel in commission. The battalion now Is making prepa rations for the annual cruise which will be made aboard destroyers of the Atlantic training squadron. The organization will be gone for two weeks, and the mid-week liberty will be given the officers and men at the United States Naval Station at Guan 4 tanamo, Cuba. An intensive recruiting campaign Is being planned by the Naval Com munications Reserve division, com manded by Lieut. J. H. Nicholson. The organization Is anxious to enroll in its ranks qualified radiomen, either technicians of any commercial radio activity, radio amateurs and opera tions of landline telegraph. Facili ties are provided by the division for the training of a limited number • of inexperienced men. It was pointed out mat tne iNavai Communication Reserve duplicates on a modified scale the work of the regu lar Naval Communication Service for the purpose of providing constant training and exercise In the methods cf radio communication as standard ized by the Navy. The Naval Inspection Board had a Word of high praise for the seamen branch of the local Reserve, particu larly the first and second class sea men. The board’s report said that ^ these men were above average in knoweldge of knotting, splicing and deck seamanship. The 1st Division, It added, was very good. On the other hand, the board reported that the non rated men of the engineer force were slightly below average In instruction of fundamentals of marine engineer ing. The signal force, in general, the board said, is average in proficiency. Most of the rated men, the members said, require additional instruction in one or more branches of signaling. They found one man in the Its Fleet Division who could take charge of a signal watch at sea with a little more practice. The radioman of the 1st Division was found below average, due to lack of practice and instruction. Discussing the armory, the board pointed out that it is one floor with a basement. It is small for infantry drill and not well arranged for class rooms. The attention of naval communi cation Reserve men has been called to the fact that additional duty is available at the Naval Air Station, Anacostia, for all qualified radiomen who desire to take advantage of the came. This duty is for 14 days with pay. and it is planned to have two groups, one to start on June 2 and the other on June 16. Communications men will be given an opportunity to get in some sea manship this Summer, if they can pull a good oar. according to an an nouncement of the division com mander. He said that the battalion la attempting to obtain a few small boats that can be sail-rigged and used on Saturdays and Sundays for ahort sails on the river for the pur pose of giving instruction in small boat handling. However, it was added, that as there Will be times when sufficient wind will not be available for return to port under sail, it will be necessary to row In order to get into the home station on schedule. The Secretary of the Navy has ap proved the commissioning of 15 avi ation cadets who are scheduled to graduate from the Pensacola Naval Air Statfon prior to October 1, 1936, In the United States Marine Corps on July 1 next, provided they suc cessfully pass a competitive exami nation and fulfill the following addi tional reoulrements: Must be more than 20 and less than 25 years of age on July 1 next, must be citizens of the United States and > unmarried, must be graduates of a four-year course of a College or uni versity approved by the Association of American Universities, must give promise of successfully completing flight training at Pensacola with the class with which they entered. The appointments will go to the 15 cadets w'ho pass highest in the ex amination to be given, provided they receive passing marks. The exami nation will include the following sub jects. and the weight noted after each will be allowed: 'Demonstrated effici ency, 40; United States history, lim ited to general questions, 10; general history, limited to general questions: algebra, higher (quadratics and be yond), 10; geometry, plane and solid. 10; trigonometry, plane and spherical, 10; physics, elementary, 10. SIX ARE ASSURED NAVAL CADETSHIPS 5th Battalion, Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, Results Announced. Six enlisted members of the 5th Battalion. Fleet Marine Corps Re serve. are assured of appointment to the United States Naval Academy this year as the result of the competitive examinations held In Washington on April 15, coupled with two congres sional appointments. Nine enlisted men of the 5th Battalion entered the competitive examinations for the 25 vacancies allotted annually to the Marine Corps and Naval Reserve units throughout the United States and four i of them finished in the first twenty ! five out of 215 participants. Second and Third Tlaces. John Edwin Lacouture, a member of Company B. finished in second place, with another member of the same company, Raymond J. Koshliek. rank ing No. 3. Charles Abert of Company F. born, raised and trained in Rock ville, Md., was well within the first 25 with fifteenth position, while John Tooke Straker. a member of Company B also, assured himself of an appoint ment by placing twenty-first. Congressional appointments will en able Alfred Benedict Hebeisen, for merly of Company C, and John An derson Heagy, jr„ of Company D, to enter the 1936 class at Annapolis. Fifth Battalion members who passed the examination, although not in the select first 25. include Michael Joseph Hanley, jr.; Louis Morton Clcmmer, John Chandler Smith and Francis Chester Clagett. Enlistment for 1937. Young men between the ages of 17 and 20 who desire to compete for the 1937 examination for appointment to the Naval Academy must enlist in a | unit of the Marine Corps Reserve prior I to July 1 this year. Parents’ consent j must be obtained in all such cases. The j other requirements include attendance at 27 of the 48 weekly drills of the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve unit and attendance at the annual training period for 1936, which will be held from August 16 to 30. The deadline date for general serv ice enlistments in the 5th Battalion is June 15. After that date no en j listments for this year’s training camp j will be made. Recruits should apply at 458 Indiana avenue on any Tues 1 day or Wednesday evening. The age | limits are from 17 to 35. No previous j military training is necessary. Enlist ments also can be made at Rockville, Alexandria and Indian Head. The battalion goes to camp this year from August 16 to 30. DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA An annual excursion given Joint ly by the D. of A. and the Jr. O. U. A. M. will be to Marshall Hall next Saturday. The Metropolitan Po lice Boys’ Club will be guests and will give demonstrations at the resort. There will also be a dance aboard the steamer leaving here at 2 p.m. Boats leave at 10 a.m., 2, 5:30and 8 p.m. There will also be a moonlight trip down the Potomac River aboard steamer leaving here at 8:30 p.m. Golden Rule Council concluded nomination of officers on May 22. Election will be held June 12. Mrs. Margaret Taylor announce a social June 24 at the Northeast Masonic Temple. Mrs. Florence C. Howard and Mrs. Virginia Sundblad who were initiated were presented with a mem bership Jewel by Councilor, Mrs. Ethel Anderson. Friendship Council convened with Councilor Frances Willard presiding. The applications of Ethel Brooddus and Dorothy Donnelly were received. Florence Speaks was elected to mem bership. A birthday party was held in honor of Miss Alice Courtney and Miss Irene Tallent. Star Spangled Banner Council met Thursday night. Nominations of offi cers were made. The council has planned to retain the present line offi cers for another term. Mount Vernon Council was called to order by the councilor, Mrs. Ada Huntt. Nomination of officers was held. Mrs. Goldie King, a former charter member, was reinstated. The charter was draped in memory of Mi*. Gertrude Beard and Mrs. Eliza beth Poivret, late of this council. A solo was rendered by Mrs. Ada Huntt, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Ethel Joiner of Independent Council. Goodwill Council was presided over by Mrs. Janie Sherwood. First nomi nation of officers was made. The council held a beauty and popular woman contest and entertainment. Miss Martha Trueblood, from Good will Council, won the beauty contest and Past State Councilor Mrs. Ethel E. Burroughs, Anacostla Council, won the contest for most popular woman. Pride of Washington Council was presided over by Mrs. Jessie Spielman, councilor First nomination of officers was made. The charter was draped in memory of Past State Councilor Mrs. Anzonette Flynn. John L. Burnett Council held a class initiation, conducted by a new drill team under the captaincy of Mrs. Mary Hansen. Councilor Mrs. Cora Daniels gave the obligations. The candidates were Miss Thelma V. Dan iels, Agnes Zackman, Margaret V. Ja cobs, Frances M. Davis, Maurita Scott and Margaret Agnes Zackman. each of whom were given a membership pin in behalf of the council by Mrs. Cora Daniels. * . A MEMORIAL RITES HELDONCHASER Admiral Peary Ship, V.F.W., Holds Services at Annap olis in Honor of Dead. Meetings This Week. Monday: 8 p.m.. Council of Administration, D. C. Department No. 1, board room, District Build ing. Tuesday: 8 p.m.. Military Order of Cootie. 935 G place. Wednesday: 8 p.m.. Federal Post No. 824. Thomas Circle Club, 1326 Massachusetts avenue. Over seas Military Band, Drum and Bugle Corps, National Guard Armory. Thursday: 8 p.m., Equality Waiter Reed Post No. 284, Pythian Temple. Admiral Robert E. Peary Ship, District of Columbia Department, Veterans of Foreign Wars, held memo rial exercisps yesterday on- board a subchaser, departing from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md„ at 10 a m. The ceremonies were significant, as a "Buddy” poppy anchor was cast into the bay In memory and honor of departed shipmates. A dinner w'as given last Friday in honor of Peary Ship's birthday an niversary and to honor the charter members at the Lotus. 727 Fourteenth street, A floor show was featured, followed by dancing. A moonlight river excursion will be sponsored Wednesday. July 1. The regular monthly meeting of Peary Ship will be held at the Hamil ton Hotel June 9. when delegates and alternates to the national encampment at Denver, Colo., In September will be elected. Col. Rnbort Loghrv Post of San Francisco. Calif., has bestowed upon Representative Thomas L. Blanton of Texas honorary membership in that post. Representative Blanton has been notified by Dept. Comdr. Edward K. Inman to present himself for decora tion tomorrow evening at an executive meeting of;he Council of Administra tion. District of Columbia Department, No. 1. in the board room of the Dis trict Building. The ceremonial presen tation of the badge will be made by Maj. E. T. Hitch of Loghry Post. Services were held yesterday in Arlington National Cemetery at the grave of Mrs. Virginia Balderson. de ceased member of Potomac Auxiliary. Mrs. Florence V. Morris, president, conducted the services, assisted By Mrs1. Ida Mae Emert. Mrs. Edythe N. Dewey and Mrs. M. Hazel Phelps. A large poppy wreath, presented by the V. F. W. national office, was placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery yes terday by Mrs. Roberta A. Fawcett, department treasurer, and Mrs. Ida Mae Emmert. department senior vice president, who were assisted by Mrs. Florence V. Morris, department con ductress. A meeting of the District of Colum bia Department Auxiliary will be held Friday evening, at the United States Marines Reserve Armory, 462 Indiana avenue. . — Advance Post met at Capitol Park Hotel Thursday evening with Comdr. Orville F. Sandefur presiding. Depart ment Comdr. Edward K. Inman and his staff paid an official visit. The all-day excursion to Marshall Hall, which was scheduled for June 18. has been called off because of the conflict it would occasion to the postal service's excursion during the same Alfred Hanneman is chairman of the post's boys’ drum and bugle corps. SORORITY NEWS Alpha Province, Chi Sigma Sorority, met at the Mayflower Hotel, when Mary Lou Colliflower was elected dele gate to the national convention at Philadelphia, July 16. 17. 18 and 19. A closing party on June 27 at the ; National Women’s Country Club was | discussed and final arrangements will be made at the Social Committee meeting tomorrow. _ Omicron Chapter of Kappa Beta Pi International Legal Sorority held its annual initiation banquet last Sunday at Congressional Country Club. Miss Marie K. Saunders, president of the Woman's Patent Law Association, was the guest speaker. Guests of honor j were Judge Ellen K. Raedy of the j Municipal Court, Miss Beatrice A. I Clephane, president of the Woman's Bar Association; Mrs. Burnita Shelton Matthews, past president of the Na tional Association of Women Lawyers; Miss Elizabeth F. Reed, chairman of the board of directors of Kappa Beta Pi Legal Sorority; Mrs. Edwina V. A. Avery, Mrs. Elizabeth Newton Dew. Miss Sara T. Mero, dean of the chapter, was toastmistress. Following the banquet 11 girls from National University Law School were initiated by Elizabeth F. Reed, chair man of the board of directors. They were Madeleine M. J. Alber, Marion Carr, Lorrena McClosky, Frances W. Green, Margaret Henderson. Bernice Jay, Louise Loveless. Jane H. Rouse, Oma B. Scott, Leefa D. Trease, MarMft R. WyvelL Epsilon Chapter, Phi Sigma Epsilon Sorority, held its installation dinner at the Kenesaw. The following offi cers were installed: Evelyn Werner, president; Alice Houmiller, vice presi dent; Altha Rhodes, secretary; Peggy Deeds, treasurer, and Marion White, sergeant at arms. - Members of the four local chapters of Delta Alpha Sorority, headed by the national president, Miss Elizabeth Beach of Delta Chapter, were repre sented at the President’s Cup regatta "gold cup” cruise last Tuesday eve ning. Among the National Council members present were Mrs. Jesfcie Hummer, vice president, and Miss Kathryn Cunningham, president of Beta Chapter. Beta and Gamma Chapters of Delta Alpha Sorority presented their prize winning stunts of the annual Stunt night competition at a benefit show for the Eckington Presbyterian Church last Friday night. Beta's first-place, one-act play was “Consolation," a com edy, and Gamma’sr presentation was “Jack and the Beanstalk." Misfe Helen Walker was pledged to Alpha Zeta Beta Sorority, Beta IJsl Chapter, at its meeting Monday at the home of the president, Mildred Robeson, 81 IS Forty-fourth street. Final plana were made for a dance, sponsored by the chapter, at the National Women’s Country Club next Saturday. ^ HOLDSSESSIOH New Members Mustered In at Meeting of Col. John J. Astor Unit. Meetings This Meek. Monday: Henry W. Lawton Camp. 8 p.m., Pythian Temple. Col. John Jacob Astor Camp, 7 p.m.. Stanley Hall, U. S. Sol diers' Home. Thursday: Richard J. Harden Camp. Pythian Temple, 8 p.m. Monday—Adm. George Dewey Naval Auxiliary, 8 p.m., North east Temple. Tuesday: Col. John Jacob Astor Auxiliary. 8 p.m., 921 Pennsylvania avenue southeast. Friday: Henry W. Lawton Aux iliary, 8 p.m., Pythian Temple. Thursday: *Capitol City Port, Daughters of '98. 8 p.m., 921 Pennsylvania avenue southeast. Comdr. George A. Williams presided at the meeting of Richard J. Harden Camp, Spanish War Veterans. Ed ward H. Hopson. 2d United States Artillery, was mustered in and past junior vice commander in chief of Ashland Camp of the Department of Kentucky was transferred into mem bership. Senior Department Vice Comdr. James B. Freeland announced 255 disabled veterans were taken on the excursion down the river. _ Comdr. Thomas F. Donovan pre sided at the meeting of Col. John Jacob As tor Camp. Harry Smith, U. S. A. Corps: Joseph J. Conkling, Company M. 2d New York Volunteer Infantry, and William C. McAlpine, Company L, 1st Mississippi Volunteer Infantry, were mustered Into mem mership. The following delegates and alter nates were elected for the convention June 13: Delegates — E. F. K. Schroeder, Wallace S. Simms, Nathan Waring and Daniel O'Connor; alter nates—William A. Bramble, John Hill, William Kyle and William Parkinson. President Emma Neal presided at the meeting of Gen. Nelson A. Miles Auxiliary. They voted to hold a luncheon June 25 at Chestnut Farms Dairy. President Louise Freeland presided at the meeting of Gen. M. Emmet Urell Auxiliary. Delegates for the convention were elected as follows; Catherine Baughn. Catherine Shugh rue. Virginia Cure ton Llpphard: alter nates—Isabelle Small, Eva Lacey and Sidney Wilson. Col. James A. Pettit Auxiliary will hold a dinner at the Fairfax June 4 at S p.m. There will be a Memorial day serv ice next Sunday for Confederate Vet erans at Arlington National Cemetery. Comrades will assemble at the south gate at 2 p.m. under directions of Department Marshal James E. Wil son. JOB’S DAUGHTERS The dramatic Club of Bethel No. 1 entertained at the Eastern Star home Thursday night. The Dramatic Club Is planning a picnic at the cottage of Aurelia Birmingham, Plum Point, Md., June 13. AU Dramatic Club members who are interested communicate with Ruth Ivers. At its meeting Monday night, the Dramatic Club elected the following officers: Betty White, presi dent; Julie Lawrenson, vice president; Marie Whitbeck, secretary, and Mar garet tWrathall, treasurer. Honored Queen Dorothy Linz enter tained her officers yesterday at her cottage at Plum Point. At the Bethel meeting June 6 there will be election of officers and initia tion. The supreme guardian, Mrs. Henriette L. Frey, will be entertained at a banquet at a local hotel before the meeting. Call Mrs. Schmidt lor reservations. A moonlight excursion will be given by the Drill Team June 8 at 8:30 p.m. Marjorie Stein and KatheriAe Blank enship have tickets. The choir will meet June 12 at the home of Florence Stokes, 1418 O •OTCt nOTUMlfa. % UNIT new District Reserve Assign ments Given Lieut. Col. Frink and Cap. Lamb. Two Regular Army officers on duty in the office of the quartermaster general have been detailed, in addition to these duties, as unit instructors of District Reserve units. They include Lieut. Cn). James L. Frink, who will become unit instructor of the 465th Motor Repair Section, and Capt. George E. Lamb, who has been de tailed as assistant unit Instructor of the 515th Port Battalion. 454th Wagon Company and the 782d Supply Com pany. Several other residents of the Dis trict, all recent graduates of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps units, have been commissioned second lieutenants in the Officers' Reserve Corps. They have been assigned to organisations as follows: Second Lieuts. Fred L. Carothers, John R. Graham and Thomas A. Terry, jr„ all to the 622d Coast Artillery iharbor defense). Sec ond Lieuts. Clarence Dodge, jr., and Philip L. Pillsbury. both recently com missioned in the Field Artillery Re serve. have been ordered to actii" duty for a period of 14 days at F/To Hoyle. Md.. beginning June 17. The following District officers have been assigned to units as follows: Lieut. Col. Orval J. Johnson, to the 1.300th Service Unit; First Lieut. James E. Davis, to the 364th Medical Regiment; First Lieut. William P. El kin, to the 73d General Hospital; Sec ond Lieut Rowland F. Kirks, to the 62d Cavalry Division; Second Lieuts. William E. Andrews and John Y. Lonon, to the 80th Division, and Sec ond Lieut. Martin R. Sutler, to the 428th Infantry. First Lieut. Ralph B. Hanahan has been continued on active duty with the Civilian Conservation Corps for another six months. The following District officers have been ordered to active duty training for a period of 14 days, beginning June 17: Second Lieut. John G. Stapler, to Fort Bel voir. Va„ and Second Lieut. John R. Graham, to Fort Monroe, Va. Members of the 428th and 429th Infantry Regiments will hold their conference tomorrow evening at Re serve headquarters. Capt. R. E. Contee will discuss athletics and calesthenics, Capt. A. G. Ferguson will discuss In terior guard duty, Capt. J. H. Cooper will speak on the school of the sol dier and Capt. E. R. Welch will dis cuss battalion parade. Members of the 320th Infantry will meet at Reserve headquarters Tues day evening. Col. William H. England will conduct a regimental review, while Lieut. Col. William E. Brougher, Infantry, will take up battalion parade and the manual of the saber. District Field Artillery officers will meet Wednesday evening at head quarters under Maj. S. LeRoy Irwin. They will study Are direction, regis tration, preparation of firing chart and the duties of members of detail at O. P. terrain board. RESERVES TO INSTALL New Leaders Will Take Office Wednesday Night. Officers of the Department of the District of Columbia Reserve Officers’ Association of the United States will be installed at a meeting Wednesday night at 815 Fifteenth street. They are: President, Maj. Roy E. Hughes. Quartermaster Reserve; first vice president, Maj. Waiter R. Metz. Quartermaster Reserve; second vice president, Lieut. Raymond M. Peak, Infantry Reserve; third vice president, Lieut. David E. McRae, Quartermaster Reserve; historian. Maj. Milton J. Landvoigt. Field Artillery Reserve, and chaplain, Maj. Howard E. Snyder, Chaplain Reserve. Maj. Hughes will appoint the secre tary-treasurer, subjective to confirma tion by the Executive Council. Plans are being made for a large delegation to attend the national convention at Springfield, Mass, June 22, 23 and 24. The Maccabees National Tent will hold the annual memorial service Tuesday evening in Pythian Temple. District Comdr. Ray F. Plfer is chairman of the Com mittee on Arrangements. All are Invited. , r TO GIVE MEDALS Citizenship Awards to Be Presented to High School Girls. The units of the District of Colum bia Department, American Legion Auxiliary, will present citlaenahip medals to the outstanding girls in some of the high schools at the graduation exercises next month. Europe, No. 5, will have Armstrong High School; Nash, No. 8,. Eastern and Hines Junior High; Jasper, No. 13, Central High and Garnet-Patter - son; Costello, No. 15, Western and Dumbarton High; Treasury, No. 35, Randall Junior and Taft; Agriculture, No. 36, Jefferson and Shaw; Lincoln, No. 17, Powell Junior, and McGroarty, No. 27, Gordon Junior and Francis. Mrs. Whit Y. McHugh of Afton, N. Y., national vice president, made an official visit to the local department on May 21. She attended the White House garden party as national rep resentative and later was entertained at dinner at the Grace Dodge Hotel by members of the District Depart ment. Support for the maintenance of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps units in the local schools and colleges is also being given by the auxiliary, accord ing to Miss Faustine Dennis, national defense chairman of the local depart ment. Trie Executive Committee of Stephen I P. McGroarty Unit, No. 27, met at the j home of the acting president, Mrs. | Adeline Holleran, 2931 Twenty-eighth street. The unit will meet at the home of ; Mrs. Holleran tomorrow evening. A supper will be served. The juniors will meet Saturday at : 2 o'clock at the Raleigh Hotel. Poppies and American flags were placed by junior members at the elm planted by the Legion in the Presby terian Church yard in Falls Church in memory of Stephen P. McGroarty and at the tree planted by the Ameri can War Mothers in the grounds of the Madison School in memory of Stephen P. MeOroarty and Ralph Stambaugh on Friday afternoon. Victory Unit, No. 4, assisted by Lin coln and Police Units, gave an enter tainment at Mount Alto Hospital May 23. A musical program was furnished by Davison’s Glee Club, under the di rection of John Monroe, with Miss Gladys Hartz as guest soloist. Mrs. A. N. Sehroeder. rehabilitation chair man, was In charge of arrangements. Kenneth H. Nash Unit, with its post, held memorial services at the grave of Kenneth H. Nash, in whose j honor the post and unit are named, 1 in Glenwood Cemetery. Franklin P. Nash and Miss Mildred Nash, father 1 and daughter of the deceased, placed •the poppy wreath furnished by the unit. Similar services were held at the graves of 10 other members of the ; post in Arlington Oemetery. The! poppy wreath furnished by the unit for Cecil Bacon's grave was placed by Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Bacon, father and mother of the deceased. Other wreaths were placed by members of the post and unit. Joseph J. Gold berg. commander of the post, con ducted the sen-ices, assisted by Chap lain George Grommett. Tne unit rurmshed a wreath to the department which was placed on the tomb of the Civil War dead in Ar lington Cemetery yesterday. A meeting of the newly-formed Past President's Parley was held at the home of Mrs. Ethel Wilt. The following officers were elected: Mrs. Ethel Wilt, chairman, and Mrs. How ard S. Fisk, secretary-treasurer. Tile unit won a $5 prize, awarded by the national organization through the local department, for the greatest percentage of membership gain. The unit will hold a benefit dinner and card party at Fuhrman Inn. Fair fax Apartments, Tuesday at 6 p m. A rummage sale will be held June 9. ROYAL ARCANUM Municipal Council last Monday had as guest speaker Grand Regent James C. Dulin. The Boosters' Club met Monday in Royal Arcanum Hall, under the leader ship of President Dewey L. Shaw. Offi cers were elected as follows; President, Frank V. Marsh of Oriental Council; vice president, Howard Mills of Dis trict Council; secretary, R. E. Hess of Kismet Council, and sergeant at arms, T. W. Carroll of Municipal Council. They were Installed by the grand re gent. Grand Regent Dulin, accompanied by members of the Grand Council, at tended the meeting of Kismet Council Tuesday evening, District; Wednesday, and Capitol, Thursday, making an nouncement at all meetings that the annual memorial service of the Grand Council of the District of Columbia would be held at Royal Arcanum Hall next Tuesday at 8 o'clock under the chairmanship of Past Grand Regent J. Ed. Swaine. The annual meeting of the Grand Council for the election of officers will be held June 8 at Raleigh Hotel, pre ceding which a banquet will be held in honor of Deputy Supreme Regent and Installing Officer Robert T. Fox of Harrisburg, Pa. Meetings this week—Oriental, Tues day: memorial service, Tuesday; Loyal Ladies, Wednesday; all at Royal Ar canum Hall. AMERICAN WOMEN’S LEGION The Leonard Wood Unit met at the home of Mrs. Mary B. Corwin, with the president. Mrs. Bertha M. Gess ford, presiding. The unit conducted memorial serv ices at the grave of Gen. Leonard Wood in Arlington Cemetery on May 24. The president was assisted in con ducting this service by Egbert E. Cor win, Legionnaire, and Mrs. Bertha A. Y. Werthner, unit chaplain. The unit held a bingo party at Mount Alto Hospital on May 25, when cigarettes and prizes were furnished. Catholic War Veterans There will be a meeting of the Father Francis J. Hurney Post, Catho lic War Veterans, Wednesday evening in the Knights of Columbus Club at 8:15 o’clock. Comdr.'Thomas Cul len will preside. An invitation has been extended Catholic men who have seen service in the World War to associate with the new post. Comdr. Cullen was awarded the commander’s medal last Sunday evening at the conclave in Hew Tort City. r* -—-------— ... Legion Wins Seventh Place • In Big Convention Parade Membership Record of District of Columbia Department Brings Announcement From National Offices. UE to its membership record this year, the District of Columbia Department, Amer ican Legion, will have seventh place in the parade at the national convention next Fall at Cleveland Announcement was received of this by Department Comdr. Joseph J. Mal loy last week front national headquar ters at Indianapolis. The local de partment far surpassed its quota. Of the 58 departments in the Le gion. there are 49 in the Continental limits of the United States and nine in foreign countries. The departments with a higher percentage of their basic quota than the District of Co lumbia were: Arizona, which will lead the parade, with a percentage of 164.46; Florida. 136.63: Nevada. 136.61; California, 130.77; North Dakota, fifth, and South Dakota, sixth, with the District of Columbia in seventh place with 117.69 per cent of its basic quota, which is based on the veteran population in Washington, D. C., according to the 1930 census. Fort Stevens Post will meet in Fort Stevens Hall Thursday at 8 p.m. Comdr. John D. Kiley will preside. The post's annual Summer dance will be held Saturday at Indian Spring Country Club. Department Comdr. Joseph J. Malloy,- his staff and post commanders of the several posts of the department will be guests. Past Comdr. W. H. Hargrave has called a meeting of the Post Building Committee tomorrow at 8 p.m. at 428 Peabody street. The Squadron Sons met in the club ' rooms last Friday, Capt. Tom How ard presiding. Comdr. Malloy has accepted the in vitation of Maj. W. F Van Swearin gen to participate in the Confederate Memorial day exercises to be held In the Confederate section of Arlington National Cemetery next Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The guard of honor has also been invited to participate in the program. Americanism Officer Horace W. Lineburg and the vie* chairman of the Americanism Committee. Owen Holleran, and Joseph Walker have completed arrangements for the pres entation of the school American Le gion medal awards to the outstand ing boy and girl student of each of the senior and junior high school June graduating classes. While this is the first year in which the awards have been granted to Washington schools, they have been given in thousands of schools j throughout the country by the Amer- | ican Legion during the last 10 years. The presentation of these awards will be an annual activity In Washington in the future. Lincoln Post will meet tomorrow at the Arcade Building at 8 p m. Dele gates to the coming department con vention will be elected. Comdr. Rolland W. Phillips enter tained the Squadron, Sons of the j American Legion, at his home Friday night. Americanism awards for the winning boy and girl in the graduating class at Powell Junior High School will be made by the post and Its auxiliary at exercises to be held the latter part of June. Regular meetings of the post will not be held in July or August, but will be resumed in September. The Advisory Council meeting of U. j S. S. Jacob Jones Post will be held next Saturday at the cottage of Mrs. Wil-1 liam M. Hayes at Kenwood Beach. Md.. | with Jane Cox and Alice Derrow j hostesses. The final meeting of the squadron j will be held Friday at the Thomson School at 7:30 p.m. Discussion on the five-point award will be taken up. and the award of one point Is expected to be made at this time. The squadron's picnic will be June 7. Notices will be sent to each member of the squadron, designating time and place. Welfare Officers Jane Breen and Elizabeth Gladmon distributed cloth ing to children of needy veterans. Vincent B. Costello Post will meet Tuesday at the Broadmoor Hotel Grill at 8:15 p.m. Nominations will be held for delegates and alternates to the department convention of the District Legion. Election will be held at the July session. The president of the Costello Drum and Bugle Corps requests members to be present at rehearsals during the next several weeks on Mondays at the National guard armory owing the closeness of both the local and na tional conventions. At the meeting of Sergeant Jasper Post tomorrow, at Pythian Temple, delegates will be nominated for the department convention. The post's moonlight excursion will be held Wednesday. Jane A. Delano Po6t will hold their Memorial day sunset services at the World War nurses’ section in Arling ton, intersection of Porter and Mc Pherson avenues, today at 5:30 p.m. United States Treasury Post and auxiliary joined in their annual memorial service at the Mayflower Hotel last Tuesday. Among the speakers were William F. Dorsey, representing the G. A. R.; James B. Freeland, department vice commander of United Spanish War Veterans; Rev. H. E. Snyder, repre senting the Veterans of Foreign Wars: Mrs. P. E. Stone, representing the American War Mothers. Representing the commandant of United States Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Harry G. Hamlet, Lieut. Pollio; Paul Griffith, past department commander of Penn sylvania, represented the national headquarters of American Legion; past department commander of the District of Columbia, Harlan Wood, represented G. A. R. Memorial Day Corp. Solos were rendered by Mrs. Ger trude Russel and Charles Eldridge. A tableaux was presented In which appeared Comdr. J. I. Bellow of Treasury Post; Miss Minnie M. Hardy, president of Auxiliary Unit Treasury Post; Mrs. Thacker V. Walker and the children of the junior auxiliary. The auxiliary and Junior auxlllao presented the post with two wreaths and popies to be placed on the graves of the two deceased comrades, Amy S. Ormsby and OtU C. Hamrick. Henry C. Spengler Post met Wed nesday night In Thomas Circle Club. Comdr. Thomas E. Fawsett announced he would make the presentation of the American Legion school award medals to the outstanding acholar at one of the junior high schools and an elementary school, these medals * Meetings This Week. Monday: Sergt. Jasper Post, Pythian Temple. 8 p.m. Vincent B. Costello Drum Corps, National Guard Armory, 8 p.m. Columbia Drum Corps, Four teenth and B streets southwest. Lincoln Post, Arcade Budding, 8 pm Tuesday: Vincent B. Costello Poet, Pythian Temple, 8 p.m. George Washington Post. Ad miral Inn. Seventeenth street and Rhode Island avenue. Department Convention Com mittee, department headquarters, 8 p.m. Fort Stevens Drum Corps, Old Brightwood School, 8 p.m, Columbia Post, 1015 L street, 8 p.m. „ Wednesday: Sergt. Jasper cruise on steamer Potomac, 8:30 p.m.. Seventh street wharf.. Thursday: Fort Stevens, 305 Kennedy street, 8 pm. Jane A. Delano, 1746 K street, 8 p m. Friday. Guard of Honor, Na tional Guard Armory, 8 p.m. Saturday: Fort Stevens dance. Indian Spring Country Club, 9 p.m. having been voted at a previous meet ing. A letter from Col. John W. Oeh man. building inspector of the Dis trict was read, thanking the post for it* indorsement of him for the office of commanding general of the Dis trict of Columbia militia. Department Comdr. Malloy made a brief address. P. E. 0. SISTERHOOD Chapter C met May 22 at the home of Mrs. Fred M. Hopkins on Gramercy ' street. A reception was held to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the chap ter. In the receiving line, beside the hostess, was the president. Mrs. Wil liam L. Mattocks, and the following past presidents, Mrs. Helen L. Bent ley, Mrs. Florence R. Cole and Mrs. F. C. Briniey. Chapter A met May 20 with Mrs. Grosvenor M. Jones, Alban Towers, with Miss Edith A. Lathrop as assist ant hostess. The president. Miss Elizabeth B. Johnson, presided. The final meeting was Friday, when Dr. Ella R. Fales. 1210 Grace Church road, Silver Spring. Md, was the hostess at a birthday supper party. Daughters of the members were guest*. Dr. Fales was assisted by Mrs. Bruce Fales and Miss J. Grace John son. Chapter D met at the home of Mrs. E. L. Newby with Miss Myrtle Seid ler, president, presiding. Miss Lelia Blain read a paper on "Gardens in All Ages and Countries.’* Mrs Nancy Linton sang. The chapter also met May 23 at the home of Mrs. Newby for a benefit luncheon and on May 25 at the Mount Pleasant Congregational Church for a short business session followed by an entertainment. Mrs. John W. Ed wards, accompanied by Miss Seidler, sang; Dorsey Doniphan of the Na tional Parks Service, showed motion pictures of the national parks; Emil Treager, chief naturalist of the service gave a lecture. At the Mount Pleasant Congrega tional Church next Tuesday, a benefit concert will be given by the Leef brothers, Mrs. Nancy Linton and other talent. Chapter K met at Pheasant Farm. Mrs. W. O. Reed, president, conducted the business meeting. Year books for 1936-7 were given to the members by the chairman of Program Committee, Mrs. Claude R. Porter. Mrs. John Endicott of Chapter O. Pomona, Calif., was a guest, The chapter accepted the invitation of Mrs. Robb McMillen to picnic at her Summer home on the bay June 6. Chapter E met at Tilden Gardens last Monday. In honor of the chapter's seventeenth birthday anniversary, the B. I. L.'s were entertained at dinner, after which a social was held. Mrs. Otis J. Rogers entertained members and guests of Chapter B at a buffet luncheon at her home, 6412 Thirty-first street, Tuesday. Assist ing hostesses were Mrs. Dean C. Tur ley, Mrs John W. Thompson, Mrs. Worthy P. Sterns. Mrs. M. L. Corey. Miss Fannie Nayler, Mrs. J. Edson Briggs and Mrs. H. J. Hand*. The president. Mrs. Eugene H. Pitcher, presided over the business meeting. The program was in charge of Mrs. G. L. Peckham, and consisted of an "educational quiz.” Prizes for the four highest scores were awarded to Mrs. Dean C. Turley, Mrs E. W. Mar cellus, Mrs. Robert H. Young, and Miss Cornelia H. Hill. Vocal selections were given by Mrs. Dean C. Turley, con tralto, accompanied by Mrs. Lorena Albert. Mrs. Max Hostetler gave an account of a recent trip to Woodlawn, the former home of Nellie Custis. now occupied by Assistant Secretary of War and Mrs. Harry Woodring. Guests were Mrs J. A. Jenner, Chap ter BQ. Gallatin. Mo.; Mrs. I. J. Stiles and Mrs. Lewis H. Roddis, Chap* ter K, St. Paul. Miss.: Mrs. Lorena Al* bert, Chapter F. Moulton, Iowa; Mrs W. W. March, Chapter Z, Waterloo, Iowa: Mrs. L. H. Hadley. Chapter AB. Bellingham. Wash.; Mrs. Max Hostet ler, Chapter BI. Shelton, Nebr.; Mrs, Harriett Chatfleld and Mrs. Elsie L« Compt, Carthage, Mo; Mrs. Jean Maxwell, president. Chapter j., Wash ington, D. C.: Mrs. W. W. Badgley, Chapter J, Miss Cornelia Hill, and Miss Mary Stafford, Washington. FORTY AND EIGHT Grand Voiture, No. 174, La Soclet* des 40 Hommes et S Chevmux, held a “wreck" Monday at the Coast Artillery Armory, Water and O street* south west. The parade was lead by the Costello Post Drum Corps. One of the largest classes on record was admitted to membershin-. Thomas Balsden. A. M. Berg, Philip BlaK; Rudolph Blick, James J. Brady. Rus sell Clarkson, Earl Dimmick, Edward E. Donoldson. O. A. Gaudette, Robert Kennedy, Herman King, Edward Lloyd, Bernard Madigan, J. Raymond Miller, Joseph Oliver, Russell Raf ferty, William T. Slattery, Ed S. Stanton, George Beiders, P. A. Sugrua, E. A. Totten. Albert Tucker and T. Wharton Wright. University Women Officers — ..... . . —* The Washington Branch of the American Association of University Women last Monday installed the new officers as follows: 1, Mrs. Richard Hogue, president. 2. Mrs. Noble Boaz, re cording secretary. 3. Mrs. Clyde Hadley, treasurer. 4. Mrs, William Lee Corbin, director. 5. Mrs. J. Austin Stone, director. —Harris-Eiving and Bachrach Photos.