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800 Attend First of Series of Contact Camps in Washington Area. In order to acquaint Reserve officers of the Washington area with the military installations in the vicinity of the District of Columbia, and also to learn how arms and services other than their own operate, approximately 800 District officers were concentrated at Bolling Field on January 29 for the first of a series of five contact camps. Four more of these contact camps Will be held between now and the end of May, as follows: Holabird Quartermaster Drpot. February 26: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.. March 26: Fort George G. Meade. Md , April 30, and Fort Washington, Md.. May 28. Cavalry officers of the District will meet at Fort Myer, Va„ today for equitation and drill. Combat orders will be taken up by members of the 428th and 429th Infantry tomorrow evening. Three conferences will be held Tuesday. Air Corps officers will discuss aircraft ordnance and the duties of a squadron armament officer: slides and sharts portraying the coast artillery at Zebruge. Hartepool, Heligo land and on the Belgian coast will constitute the coast artillery meeting; while the infantry brigade in defense will be the subject of the infantry field officer conference. Signal, military intelligence and engineer officers will meet Wednesday evening. Officers of the 80th Signal Battalion will discuss signal supply. War Department intelligence will be the subject of the military intelligence meeting, while the 1320th Service Unit will take up the separate bat talion, which also will be the subject of the 376th Engineers conference Thursday evening. Solution of com mand post exercise and a revision of the mobilization plans of the 1300th and 134th Service Units will be the subject of these two engineer units Thursday evening. Members of the 1322d Service Unit and the 343d En gineers will meet Friday evening. The former unit will discuss the G-2 sec tion of perfective mobilization plan, while the 343d Engineers will discuss the separate battalion. The following District officers have been relieved from and assigned to new units as follows: Capt. Henry G. Sheen from the 62d Cavalry Division to the 306th Cavalry; Capt. George C. UpdegrafI from 80th Division to headquarters. 160th Brigade: Capt. Lyman F. Barry from headquarters, 160th Brigade, to the 320th In fantry: Capt. John L. McCarthy from 1332d Service Unit to the 364th Medi cal Regiment: First Lt. Francis Lee and Second Lt. Robert L. O'Brien from the 320th Infantry to the head quarters of the 160th Brigade: Second Lt. John Kionka from the 1303d Service Unit to the 12th Infantry, and Second Lt. Willard A. Rothery from the 376th Engineers to the 417th Engineer Battalion. Local officers have been relieved from the units indicated: Lt. Col. Robert C. Jones from the Adjutant General Section, 80th Division; Maj. Vergil D. Reed and Second Lts. David C. Slipher and Janies C. Vanderslice from the 315th Field Artillery: Capt. Carman A. Newcomb, :i\, from 8th Division headquarters; First Lt. Stephen E. Crick from the ’322d Service Unit: First Lt. Chris I,. Gross from the 364th Medical Regiment; First Lt. Edwin H. De Kleine from the 208th General Hos pital; First Lts. William G. Bewley and Jacob S. MacKorcll and Second Lts. Dale E. Taylor. John M. Wilson end Robert W. Beck from the 320th Infantry; Second Lt. Ned S. Elder from the 13'22d Service Unit, and Second Lt. Courtney R. Draper from the 313th Field Artillery. First Lt. John C. Mertz has been assigned to the 320th Infantry, and Second Lt. Herman d'Jalma Vaughan to the 318th Infantry. Second Lt. Jacob I. Brown, who has been promoted to the grade of first lieutenant, will remain assigned to the 520th Infantry. Pursuant to orders issued by the commanding general of the 80th Divi sion, Richmond, Va.. Col. John V. Richards, Infantry Reserve, U. S. A., has taken command of the 320th In fantry, composed of officers assigned to the unit from Washington and nearby Maryland and Virginia, suc ceeding Col. William H. England, re cently transferred to the inactive re serve list. -• Third Division News. Plans are under way to give a testi monial dinner to the national chap lain, the Rev. Frank M. O'Reilly, in April or May, and all men of the 76th Field Artillery are asked to com municate with William A. Shomaker. 3811 Twenty-fifth place N.E. The dinner will be held in New York City. •-• ASSESSMENT SURVEY REPORT WILL BE MADE A report from the committee ap pointed to investigate assessment of property owners having land on the proposed extension of South Dakota avenue N.E. will be heard at a meet ing of the Michigan Park Citizens’ Association tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Bunker Hill School. John J. Hurley, president, announced yesterday. It is also expected that C. W. Car hart. chairman of a special committee that appeared last week before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board at hearings in opposition to an "on-sale” permit to sell liquor for two restau rants in the community, will be made. The association. Mr. Hurley said, feels issuance of the permit to the restau rant owners would bs detrimental to the community. He gave as his rea sons the close proximity of the Fran ciscan Monastery and the fact that Michigan Park is strictly residential. -0 -- . Dr. Ruhland to Talk. Dr. George C. Ruhland, District health officer, is expected to address members of the Cathedral Heights C'eveland Park Citizens’ Association at a meeting of the organization Wed nesday at 8 p m. in the Parish Hall of St. Alban's Church. Waldron Faulk ner, president, announced yesterday. -0 Metropolis View Dance. A dance will be given by the Metropolis View Citizens’ Association Friday from 9 to 12 p.m. in the Masonic Hall, Twelfth and Monroe streets N.E., George E. Miller, associa tion president, announced yesterday. Appeal for Clothing and Shoes For Needy Veterans Is Made Welfare and Relief Office of D. C. Legion Issues Plea—Bundle Nights Are Planned by Posts. * The welfare and relief office of the District of Columbia Department, the American Legion, has sent out an urgent appeal for discarded clothing and shoes. Ben Aranshon, chairman of the committee in charge, announced last week the stock is practically de pleted as a result of the needs of worthy veterans and their families in the recent months. He requests veterans to take their discarded clothing to their next post meeting to be turned over to him. Several of the posts have set aside their next, meeting as bundle night. Such clothing also can be left at the welfare office, in the Denrike Build ing. room 314. any day between 8:30 a m. and 4:30 p.m. Fort Stevens Post met in Stansbury Hall last Thursday. Comdr. John T. Long presided. Judge James F. John son spoke. The membership team, headed by Vice Comdr. George Nor ton, bested that headed by American ism Officer Joseph Walker. A birth day party will be held at Indian Spring Country Club on February 19. Fort Stevens Squadron. Sons of the American Legion, elected as officers: Russell Riordan, captain; Hugh Mc Dermott, first lieutenant: William Car rico, second lieutenant; John Ken nedy, adjutant; Guy Cogswell, finance officer; Edward Gross, sergeant at arms; George Robey, chaplain; Charles Coombs, assistant chaplain, and Phillip Bayer, historian. They will be installed by Detachment Comdr. Charles C. Johnson in the club rooms at 3 p.m., February 13. A turkey shoot will be held for their benefit on Conduit road the same afternoon. The sixth grade essay contest, be ing conducted in the public and pa rochial schools, will be judged during the community patriotic exercises to be held in the auditorium of Roose velt High School on the evening of February 15. The Jane A. Delano Post met Thursday evening at 1746 K street N.W., with Comdr. Julia Long in the chair. The post American Legion School Medal awards will be made to Ersaline Scott and Robert Blaekwell. members of the graduating class of the Francis Junior High School by the Americanism Committee under the direction of O. C. Hailoran. D. E. Balch, a member of the Fed eral Bureau of Investigation, made an address last Friday evening at the Francis School under the sponsorship of the post. Stephen P. McGroarty Post will meet tomorrow evening at the Sol diers, Sailors and Marines' Club. There will be a stag party. The Department of Agriculture Post will hold its annual danre on February 9 at the Stansbury Lodge Hall. 5832 Georgia avenue N.W. It will be an informal affair. George Washington Post met at the Admiral Club last Tuesday evening, when plans for the observance of the nineteenth anniversary of the post on March 7 were completed. Comdr. J. F. Dull announced a delegation from the post will go to Mount Vernon on February 22 and place a wreath at the tomb of George Washington. Sergt. Jasper Past met Wednesday evening at the Pythian Temple. Comdr. Daniel Goodacre appointed Thomas Frailey as chairman of ar rangements for the annual banquet to be tendered Department First Vice Comdr. Fred Money on February 26 at the New Colonial Hotel. Douglas Reed will be in eharge of the reserva tions and Hiram Hummer in charge of the tickets. Mr. Hummer may be MAINE MEMORIAL EXERCISES FEB. 15 Department Commander of Span ish Veterans to Make Visitations. Maine Memorial exercises, under the auspices of the United Spanish War Veterans, will be held February 15 at 2 p.m. in the riding hall at Fort Mver. Services will be conducted at the department auxiliary at the Maine Mast at 1 o'clock in Arlington National Cemetery. Department Presi dent Myrtle Moxley will preside. Assistant Secretary of War Louis A. Johnson, the Cuban Ambassador and National Commander in Chief Alfred W. Kennedy will speak. A banquet in honor of the com mander in chief will be held that eve ning at the Mayflower Hotel. Thera will be a program of entertainment. Department Comdr. Victor L. Wooldridge and the staff officers will attend the meetings of Gen. Henry W. Lawton Camp on Monday evening, Col. James S. Pettit Camp on Tuesday evening and Admiral George Dewey Naval Camp on Thursday evening, on their official visitations. The Council of Administration was convened by Department Comdr. Wooldridge. Dr. Robert M. Manning was elected department surgeon, suc ceeding the late Dr. Albert W. Evans. A meeting was held Friday evening for the annual official visit of the depart ment commander and his staff. Department President Myrtle Mox ley has accepted an invitation to par ticipate in the Lincoln Memorial serv ices on February 12 at Lincoln Monu ment. She will be accompanied by her J staff. Gen. Nelson A. Miles Auxiliary was ! convened by President Alice Huyck. j Department President Myrtle Moxley, Department Judge Advocate Carrie E. Nolan and President Rebeka of Pettit Auxiliary spoke. Capitol City Fort, Daughters of '98, held installation at the Raleigh Hotel. The officers were installed by the na tional president, Mary McGauley, as follows: Captain, Helen Musselman; first lieutenant, Louise Sham: second lieutenant, Estelle Fowler; chaplain, Gladys Alford; adjutant, Dorothy Al ford; quartermaster, Marjorie Gris sam; officer of day, Mollie Jones; ser geant, Helen Grissam; corporal, NOTICE. News of veterans' organizations intended for publication in The Sunday Star must be received by the Editor of Veterans' News not later than noon on Wednesday. MEETINGS THIS WEEK ’ Monday: Lincoln Post, Ar cade Building, 8 p.m.: McGroar ty Post, 1015 L street. N.W., 8 p.m.; Guard of Honor, National Guard Armory. 8 p.m.; Columbia Drum and Bugle Corps, Register Building, 8 p.m.; Costello Post Drum and Bugle Corps, National Guard Armory, 8 p.m.: Internal Revenue Band, Internal Revenue Building, 8 p.m. Tuesday: George E. Killeen Post, Killeen Hall, 8 p.m.; Fort Stevens Post Drum and Bugle Corps, Roosevelt High School, 8 p.m.; Victory Post, 8 p.m.; James Reese Europe Post, Twelfth Street Y. M. C. A., 8 p.m.; Treasury Post, 132G Massachusetts avenue N.W.. 8 p.m. Wednesday: McAlexander Post, 8 p.m.; Tank Corps, 8 p.m.; Nash Post, 8 p.m.: Potomac Post, Pali sades Field House, 8 p.m. Thursday: James E. Walker Post, Twelfth Street Y. M. C. A„ 8 p.m. Friday: Sons of Legion Drum and Bugle Corps, National Guard Armory, 6 p.m. reached at 4401 Windom place N.W. or by calling Cleveland 1355. Lincoln Post has canceled its an nual banquet and will celebrate Lin coln's birthday tomorrow evening at. Arcade Hall at 8 p.m. Representative j Melvin J. Maas of Minnesota will speak. There will be a buffet supper and dance. It will be an open meet ing for all Legionnaires. The Kenneth H. Nash Post present ed American Legion School Awards to the following outstanding students at the February graduation exercises: Paul Cohill and Tina Capossela of Hine Junior High School and Ernest William Payne and Audrey Fern Brown of Eastern High School. New members admitted to the post at the meeting of January 26 were Robert J. Veceh. Luther L. Love and Daniel H. Keyser. All members are | requested to be present at the meet ing of February 9 for a descriptive 1 talk by Rexford Madden on the post's new clubrooms. After an illness of eight weeks Comdr. A1 Sugrue ot Cooley-McCul lough Post presided at the last meet ing. The guard of honor, headed by Capt. Guy C. Nadeau, attended. An , oyster roast will be held February 20 at the Potomac Boat Club. Owen C. Holleran. chairman of the Americanism Commission, spoke. John H. Mathis of the Bureau of Investiga tion, assisted by Charles Konen, Amer icanism officer of the post, addressed the Abbott Vocational Training School last Friday. The next entertainment will be given by the post at the St. Elizabeth's Hos pital February 10. Charles Kohen will act as master of ceremonies. Vincent B. Costello Past, No. 15, met Wednesday evening at Ihe Carlton Ho tel. Entertainment was provided by Al 1 Picchione. Comdr. Julius I. Peyser ! furnished the refreshments. Chairman Frank Elvidge of the model aircraft meet to be held May 29 and 30. announced Mack Clark will assist him on this work. Past Comdr. John H. O'Connell, chairman of the Membership Commit tee. announced he will call his com mittee together at an early date to organize a drive. _ Columbia Post. No. 34. met last Wed nesday at Soldiers, Sailors and Ma rines’ Club. The ritual team of the 40 & 8 conducted the initiation. A minstrel show for the benefit of sick comrades was held yesterday at Walter Reed Hospital. Eight and Forty A social of District of Columbia Salon Drpartcmental la Boutique des Huit Chapeaux et Quarante Femmes was held Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Ethel Fowler, with Mrs. Catherine Crompton, Mrs. Edith War ren Quinn and Mrs. Ellen Louise War ren assisting as co-hostesses. The next meeting of Salon No. 14 will be held February 16 at the Hotel Washington. A Pouvoir meeting is called for 7:15, preceding the regular meeting. The National 8 et 40 will present a gold emblem to all partners secur ing 100 or more members for the auxiliary. At the last National Marche in New York. Drpartcmental Historien Virginia McCarthy received j this award. . American War Mothers. District of Columbia Chapter will meet at the National Home, 1527 New Hampshire avenue, February 11, at 2 p.m. Mrs. Elizabeth Tucker was officially installed as corresponding secretary at the last meeting, filling the office left vacant by the resigna tion of Mrs. Gary Walters, who is ill. Mrs. Roscoe L. Oatley will sponsor a i card party at the American War Moth | ers National Home in February, the day to be decided upon later. -—-• MEETING PLANNED Sons and Daughters of World War to Gather February 11. The executive meeting of the Sons and Daughters of the World War will meet at the home of Comdr. Robert Davids, 327 K street N.E., February 11 at 8 p.m. The regular meeting will be held February 18 at the Thomson School at 8 p.m. A birthday party was held January 28 at the Fairfax Hotel. More than 70 children and their parents were pres ent. All children were given presents by the commander. Arthelia Hill: color guard. Beulah Cope, and sentinel, Gertrude Stoll. Meetings this week are: Monday—Col. John Jacob Astor and Gen. Henry W. Lawton Camps. Tuesday—Col. James S. Fettit «Jamp. Thursday—Admiral George Dewey Naval Camp. Friday—Gen. Nelson A. Miles Camp. Monday—Admiral George Dewey Naval Auxiliary. Friday—Gen. Nelson A. Miles Auxiliary. AUXILIARY PUSHES 0. C. FLAG PLANS Committee Discusses Means of Furthering Adoption of Banner. The Service and Legislative Com mittee of the District of Columbia De partment, American Legion Auxiliary, met Thursday night to consider plans for furthering the adoption of a flag for the District of Columbia. A meeting of the Department Exeeu tive Committee will be held tomorrow at 8 p.m. at 614 E street N.W with Mrs. Dorothy B. Harper, department president, presiding. Mrs. Harper will be the honor guest of Vincent B. Costello Unit at the an nual birthday dinner on February 10. James Reese Europe' Unit, No. 5, will meet February 8 at 8 p.m. Mrs. P. D. Smallwood has arranged an Ameri canism program and Mrs. Mary B. Corwin, department Americanism chairman, will visit the unit. Initia tion of new members will be February 22 at the Garnetl-Patterson School. Department officers will participate in Lincoln memorial services on Feb ruary 12, and the department presi dent will place a wreath in the name of the auxiliary. Department Membership Chairman Mrs. Edith Warren Quinn announces the membership is the largest ever registered for this department in Jan uary. It is: Victory, 19; James Reese Euroiie, 50; Kenneth H. Nash, 52; Henry C. Spongier, 33; Sergt. Jasper, 276; Vincent B Costello. 102; Lin coln. 16; George E. Killeen. 80: James E. Walker, 52; Stephen P. McGroarty, 25: Police. 77: G P. O . 31: Treasury, 69; Agriculture. 30: Kenna-Main, 31; McAlexandcr, 11, and Potomac, 52. Sergt. Jasper Unit will meet Tues day at, the New Colonial Hotel at 8 p.m. A program on Americanism and national defense is planned, with Miss Fiances Youngblood and Miss Clara Humphries, co-chairmen, in charge. J. O'Connor Roberts, national chairman of national defense, will deliver the principal address. The Rehabilitation Committee, Imo gene Galligher, chairman, will enter tain for the veterans in St. Elizabeth's Hospital on February 15 at 7:30 pm. Mrs. Margaret Teaehout, welfare officer, requests that all discarded adult clothing be brought or sent to her for the benefit of veterans whose situa tions have become acute due to the reduction in Federal relief. Washington Police Unit will meet Friday at the Thomas Circle Club, 1326 Massachusetts avenue N.W., at 8 p.m., to celebrate its 3d birthday an niversary and also hold the official visitation of the department president. Mrs. Dorothy B. Harper, and members of her staff. An entertainment has been ar ranged by the president. Mrs. Ola D. Lee. including Mrs. Ross Johnson, ra dio star: Morris Fried, impersonator; Sid Patt. singer; Sylvia Selbin and Sydney Gottlieb, in a skit, "Here Wa Are.” and Little Rita Johnson in songs and tap dances. Ben Aronshon will act as master of ceremonies. Mrs. Dorothy M. Blake, president U. S. Department of Agriculture Unit, has called a meeting of her Executive Committee at the home of Mrs. Eliza beth H Grant, 2017 Perry street N.E., Tuesday, at 8 p.m. This unit was recently honored by the receipt of a citation from national headquarters of the American Legion Auxiliary for its proficiency in unit activities. Vincent B Costello Unit met Tues day at the War Mothers' Home, 1527 New Hampshire avenue N.W. Mrs. Mary M. Kehoe president, presided. The annual birthday dinner will be held Thursday at 814 Fourteenth street N.W., at 7 p.m. Plans were made to have a mem bership drive in March. Mrs. Landin and Mrs. Mills each have been ap pointed captain of a team. Mrs. Mills was made chairman of the committee to make arrangements to entertain Costello Post some time in March. -• W. C. T. U. News. Northwest Union met at Calvary Baptist Church, with Mrs. C. J. Crouch presiding. The devotional was led by Mrs. Amy Weech. Delegates to the quarterly meeting, February 7, were appointed. Mrs. Blanche Burton read extracts from newspapers on the growing evils of intemperance and gambling. Mrs. Weech told of the life and tragic death of "Little Mary.” and as a memorial to her a collection was taken for the educational fund. The next meeting will be February 24, at a place to be announced later. Ruth Perkins was hostess to the Central Iota Sigma Union Tuesday evening at the national legislative headquarters, 100 Maryland avenue N.E. Dr. Izora Scott, legislative rep resentative, spoke. Vera Brungart, Olga Dollhopf. Anna Hyatt and Velma Rundle were wel comed as new members. Visitors in cluded Mesdames Mary Bradburn and Margaret Green, also Louise Snyder and N. J. Oberhulser. Georgetown Union was entertained at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. W. D. ’Keene. 3040 Q street. The presi dent. Mrs. Lena J. Stabler, presided. The devotionals were given by Mrs. Charles H. Gray. Mrs. Ida W. Ramsey, District presi dent, and Mrs. Florence W. Warner, District corresponding secretary, were the guest speakers. The Rev. Mr. Keene gave a short talk. North Star Union was entertained in the home of Mrs. Roberta Thomas, 1368 Hamilton street N.W., on Tues day with Mrs. Marie N. Brinley, presi dent, in the chair. Mrs. J. D. Ford led the devotions. Two memorial memberships were created, one to the memory of Mrs. Robert S. Whaley, a charter mem ber, the other to Miss Bessie Israel. There were also three life member ships awarded to the following: Mrs. E. W. Fowler, Mrs. B. B. Ellenberger and Mrs. Fannie Yateman. Arrange ments were made to celebrate the 15th birthday anniversary of North Star at a luncheon in April. Mrs. Jennie Es mond Wright spoke. A social, with tea, was held. Assisting the hostess were Mrs. Norwood, Mrs. C. O. Reed Mrs. Bugber. Mrs. J. B. Howard and Miss Mary Norwood. Mrs. Ida Groov er. vice president, and Mrs. J. S. Boyd poured. The March meeting will be held at the headquarter* of the District Union. TO V. F. W. AFFAIR Seventh “Hello, America” Program Will Be Held on Night of February 28. Meetings This Week. Monday—Council of Admin istration, boardroom. District Building. Tuesday — National Capital Past, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Club; Gen. William Mitchell Post, Washington Post Club. Wednesday — Federal Post, Thomas Circle Club; Overseas Band and Cootie Drum and Bugle Corps. National Guard Armory. Thursday — Equality - Walter Reed Post, Pythian Temple; Col. H. L. Edmonds Post, Hamilton Hotel. Friday—McKimmie - Catterton Post, boardroom. District Build ing. Saturday — Advance Past, Washington Post Club. The seventh "Hello, America" pro gram of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be observed the night of February 28 in the auditorium of the National Press Club. Many members of Con gress and Army and Navy officials have been invited. Scott P. Squyres of Okla homa City, national commander, will administer the oath of the organiza tion over a Nation-wide broadcast ol the N. B. C. to new recruits in various centers of the country. Dr. A. Victor Cercell is chairman. The department Executive Commit tee met recently at the home of A. M McCullum. £29 Rittenhouse street N.W., to arrange for a dance March 15 at the Washington Post Club, spon sored by McKimmie-Catterton Post and Top Notch Tent. T. N. T. Percy L. Graves and Peter J. Rosch will act as co-chairmen. Comdr. James M. Stewert of United States Treasury Post presided Jan uary 28 at the Associated Veterans' Club. 1132 L street N.W. John J. Whalen, Company C, 145th Infantry, 37th Division. A. E. F.. was accepted for membership. A minute's silence was observed for the late Bernard J Bladin, first commander, and a letter of sympathy ordered sent to the fam ily. W. C. Miller, member of Oliver La Casse Post, No. 808. Claremont, N. H . and also department deputy in spector, spoke. A bingo party will be held at the Pythian Temple Tuesday in conjunc tion with the auxiliary for the pur pose of the post clubhouse fund. Refreshments will be served. Follow Me Post, with Comdr. Walter D. Jones presiding, met last Tuesday in the Northeast Masonic Temple. William P. Connell, Battery C, 110th Field Artillery, 29th Division; Archie P. Hughes. Sanitary Detachment, 144th Machine Gun Battalion, 36th Divi sion, A. F. F., and Machinist Mate Edgar S. Campbell, United States Na val Aviation, Poliac and La Palyes, France, were obligated to membership. Comdr. Jones was the recipient of the V. F. W. Medal of Merit for the recruiting of 25 new members within a three-month period, with Depart ment Senior Vice Comdr. Philip R. Belt making the presentation. "A Hick Show and Barn Dance Nite ’ will be observed March 30 at Northeast Masonic Temple. A "scratch” was held at W. O. W. Hall, 935 G place N.W.. last Tuesday, with Seam Squirrel Joseph Perron presiding. A. L. Neinburger, Front Line Post, was elected to membership. Eola Wright, president of United States Treasury Auxiliary, announces the meeting night and place has been changed from the third Tuesday tc the first Monday at the Irish War Veterans’ Hall, 1132 Eighteenth street N.W. United States Treasury Post, and auxiliary will hold a bingo party Feb ruary 8 at the Ppthian Temple. Follow Me Auxiliary met at Thomas Circle Club on Tuesday with President Louise Downs presiding. A Valentine social will be given at the home ol Hattie Byram, 1000 Jackson street N.E.. on February 15. A bingo party for the veterans at Mount Alto Hos pital will be given by the auxfliary or Tuesday. Plans are under way fot the official visitation of the depart ment president. Mrs. Adelaide M Grant, and her staff, in March. Washington Past will meet next Wednesday evening at the Washing ton Post Club, with Comdr. Wackei presiding. Tentative plans will be made for a ladies’ night at the club house after the meeting on February 23, as a feature of the recruiting drive now in progress. Dancing, entertain ment and refreshments will be pro vided. The post, at its last meeting, pledged co-operation to Maj. E. W. Brown chief of police, in his campaign fot more stringent enforcement of traffic regulations. ...• Army and Navy Union. The District of Columbia Depart ment met Wednesday at the National Guard Armory. Capt. Earl Smithson department commander, presided Capt. Alfred A. Pichione was elected paymaster. He was appointed chair man of the Washington’s Birthday Ball Committee. The ball will be held at the Wardman Park Hotel February 22. under the joint sponsor ship of the National Corps and the District of Columbia Department foi the benefit of the Americanizatior and welfare fund. First Junior Vice Comdr. J. B. Qr>ff man, jr., and 'Second Junior Vice Comdr. M. J. Quin resigned ir ordei to keep their garrison offices. Third Junior Vice Comdr. Edward Liv ingston and Fourth Junior Vice Comdr. James Maximow were pro moted to the vacancies. B. Bahre and Fred Jordan were elected third and fourth junior vice commanders respectively. Mr. Smiler was elected officer of the watch. Presidents’ Own Garrison met at the National Guard Armory. National Comdr. C. John Russel spoke. Comdr Vincent M. Miles presided. Comdr Samuel Harris of Guy V. Henry Gar rison and his staff spoke. Special Troops Garrison met at the National Guard Armory. Comdr James M. Lynch presided. An oystei party will be given soon for the formei members of the detachment and tc start the membership drive. Third Fleet Division Again Takes Reserve Competition Unit Wins Contest Second Consecutive Year and Will Carry Battalion Colors at Formations. For the second consecutive time, the 3rd Fleet Division of the 1st Battalion, United States Reserves in the District of Columbia, has captured first place in an annual competition for the di vision of the unit having the highest general average for the year in an ln ter-divisional competition. Lt. F. S. Kirk, commanded this divi sion in the contest which is held each year about two months prior to the annual inspection. This division will have the honor of carrying the colors of the battalion whenever it is on parade. It is also custodian for the second consecutive year of the Admiral’s Cup, awarded for general excellency in drill attendance. If it captures ft again this year it will retain permanent possession. However, it was said that at the current period it is practically tied with the 1st Fleet Division for the honors this year, and there is considerable competition among the two divisions in this matter which will decide as a result of the examination of the figures at the an nual inspection. At the same time that the divisional results were announced by Lt. James F. Sullivan, battalion commander, the names of the three enlisted men who were awarded medals for having con tributed most during the year to the general efficiency of their respective units. They are: J. J. Meyer, elec trician's mate "First Class," 1st Divi | sion; D. C. McPherson, machinist's mate. First Class, 2nd Division and L. M. Saunders, storekeeper, First Class, 3rd Division. They were judged on their long service with the Reserve, . their cruising records over a period of | years, and their personal and military | character. Annual Inspection. The annual Inspection is scheduled to be held at the armory in the Wash ington Navy Yard on the night of ' March 1. All are looking forward to | the arrival of the regular officers with j * (treat deal of interest. Aside from the I preparations for the annual tests, it has also been the purpose of the train ing program to keep the orgar. ration in that high state of efficiency which would permit its personnel to take their stations aboard a regular vessel under war conditions without further delay for training. In connection with the tests it was announced the Inspection Board will include in its written examinations any petty officers w ho may be as signed to the battalion staff. How ever, it was said that marks made i by such petty officers are not to be counted in the competition for 1937-8. but it is contemplated that next year these marks will be in troduced into the computations af fecting the standing of battalions. It was also announced that chief yeomen and yeomen, first class, are now examined in their ability to take shorthand. Announcement was made that the United States Employes’ Compensa tion Commission has held that ir. the case of a Naval Reserve officer who drowned during a pleasure out ing while on authorized leave of absence from a Civilian Conservation Corps camp where he was assigned to active duty, that the death aid not result from an injury in line of duty within the meaning of the act and no benefits could be extendec. The Secretary of the Navy has ap proved an opinion of the judge advo cate general that dependents of Nava! Reserve and Marine Corps Reserve personnel on active duty may law fully be hospitalized in certain desig nated naval hospitals under the same restrictions and conditions m all re spects. The surgeon general of the Navy has been directed to issue the necessary instruction to the hospitals i Daughters of America. 1 State Councilor Viola Henley and her officers will make their official call on Lovalty Council Wednesday evening at Northeast Masonic Temple, to Gol den Rule Council on Friday evening, at the same place, and on February 14 to Liberty Council, at Pythian Temple. Pride of Washington Council, No. 26, was presided over by the councilor, Ola Compton. It was announced the Past Councilors’ Association will meet at the home of Past Councilor Viola Williams, 1623 Minnesota avenue southeast, on February 14. A bingo party will be held February 10. Mrs. Luclle Austin, councilor of Gol den Rule Council, announced the meeting February 11 will be visitation j night. A tableau was presented by Past State Councilor Ollie Montgom ery and Ivan Gates, assisted by the grand instructress, Mrs. Mabel Down ing, at the piano. Virginia Dare Council received State and national officers. Mrs. Rose Ho man, councilor, presided. Mrs. Gene vieve Haun, pianist, and Miss Roma Lee Haun, instructor, presented pupils of Miss Haun in a military revue. The meeting February 9 will feature bingo at the hall. 808 I street N.W. Deputy State Councilor Margaret Hartman installed the following offi cers of Martha Dandridge Council: Councilor, Marion Sikken; associate councilor, Susan Owens: vice councilor, Mamie McIntyre: associate vice coun cilor, Roy Kirby: conductor, Ethel Low ry; warden. Jean Graves; inside senti nel, Lila Davis; outside sentinel, Mary Hays; assistant recording secretary, Ruby Kirby; 18-month trustee, Frank Cole: junior past councilor, Ann Pow ell, and associate Junior past councilor, Rosa Carter. Star Spangled Banner Council had installation of officers, conducted by Mrs. Anna Anderson, deputy. They are: Councilor, Bessie Rollins; vice councilor, George Warden; associate past junior councilor, Margaret Miles; junior past councilor, Lura Loenichen; associate vice councilor, Herbert Bos well: associate councilor, Lucy Burke; warden, Carrie Warden: conductor, Mabel Davis; financial secretary, Ruth Boswell; recording secretary, Georgi etta Wells; assistant recording secre tary, Maud Abbott: treasurer, Lillie Butler; outside sentinel, Bertha Met singer, jr.; inside sentinel, Amy No they. Deputy State Councilor Ethel Bur roughs Installed the following officers of Fidelity Council: Councilor, Ethel Edwards; vice councilor, Amy Cook; associate vice councilor, Eva Wright; assistant recording secretary, Elizabeth Owens; conductor, Marguerite Cox; warden, George Cox; inside sentinel, Gladys Haynes; outside sentinel, Elea nor Risdon, and trustee, Clara Haas. The council had its birthday party January 27 at Collier’s Inn. The State councilor and her officers will visit this council March IS instead of March 1. designated to treat these dependents of Reservists. x Peronnel Changes. Change# in personnel were an nounced as follows: Transfers to honorary retired list: Capt. Clifford E. Henry, Lt. Comdrs. Walter O. Barratt, Charles S. Book waiter, William A. Dalton, George P. Lingenfelter and Theodore Van Beek; Ensign Andrew Myerstuen. Resignations: Lt. Comdrs. Maxes H. Baker, Carl E. Dunaway, Earl A. Or wig. Prank W. Smythe and Carl G. Swendseen; Lts. James R. Carney and Charles G. Thomas; Lts. (J. g.) Edward T. Maher and Donald A. Tay lor; Ensigns Jerrold F. Ballaine, Dor aid H. Battles. Glenn Gessler, Harry W. Holden, Isaac H. Houston, Edgar E. Jackson, James K. Lunsford, James D. McCracken, Charles F. Rork. Jr.; William O. Wallburg, Laut R Wade, John Benjamin R. Wilson and Sam uel H. Woods. Discharges: Lts. Davis H. Bums, Howard G. Dean, Ramsey Farley, Her bert Henry Harris, James A Holley, William Keslie, Joseph G. Sidlo and Rav H. Springstead; Lts. ij. g.) Harry S. Brooks. George W. Creighton. John P. Devine. Robert Kelly, Charles E. Listman, jr., and Arthur R. Tierney; Ensigns Jaseph P. Anderson. Guy L. Arnold, Charles P. Buckley, jr.: Joseph F. Chambers, Charles S. Collar, Wil liam N. Davis, Carl A. Day, Alexander Donegan, John W. Dwyer, jr.; Wood ville T. Henry, John L. Johnston. An drew E. Jorgensen, Jaseph M Mayer, Harold V. Nerney, George William Paterson, Julius G. Petrison, Allen K. Platt, Francis T. Riley, Clinton U. Roberts, Stanley J Slater, John E. Spence, Jaseph A. Takacs and James J. Wilson. Aviation Cadets John W. Farrell, Leon Q. Forman, Eugene E. Henne : man, Harold R. Love, William R. : Matthews. Paul N. Maveux elude I C. McConnell, William W. Momyer, Dominic L. Pepi, Michael A. Potopln ! sky, Charles J. Quilter. Elmer B. Sheaff, Winston W. Smalley, William N. Thomas, Robert C. Wav and Robert Yowell. Transfer from fleet to volunteers for ; general service: Lt. (j. g) Robert C. Upchurch. The 18th Fleet Division. New Haven. Conn., commanded by Lt. John F. I English, has been awarded the Naval ; Reserve gunnery trophy for the year | 1937. it was announced by the Navy I Department. This division attained the highest merit of those divisions which flred three crews and were, therefore, eligible for the award. The commanding officer and the members of this division have been commended by the chief of the Naval Bureau of Navigation by letter. The division took its annual cruise aboard the I U. S battleship New York. ' The winner of this award and the division standing second, the 19th ! Division, also at Hartford, are both ! attached to the 5th Battalion at New Haven. The battalion commander, Comdr. N. W. Pickering, has been commended by the chief of the Bureau of Navigation for efficient adminis tration and training of this battalion, as reflected by the high standing of these two divisions. Gun crew No. 2 of the 1st Fleet Division, Seattle, Wash., cruising aboard the United States destroyer King, attained the highest merit of any single gun. Although considered ineligible in competition for the gunnery trophy by reason of not having fired three guns crews, Composite Division No. 8, cruising aboard the battleship Arkan sas. attained the highest merit of any division of the Reserve that fired. This division was made up of a number of men from various divisions along the I Great Lakes. THIRD CORPS AREA PLANS MANEUVERS Mobilization Prospect Disclosed by Chief of National Guard Bureau. Preparations are under way for the maneuvers In the 3d Army Corps area, it was disclosed to National Guard officers by Maj. Gen. Albert H. Blanding, chief the National Guard Bureau of the War Department, i While he gave no details. It is ex pected the local militia, along with | others m the 29th Division, which includes units In Maryland and Vir ginia and a portion of Pennsylvania, might be included. If the Guard is taken into the plaas. then it is probable there will be another mobilization of the 29th Division, the second in its history, and thus will give the Guard officers opportunity to test out plans and | problems which they have been 1 working out on paper in the field j encampments for years. Gen. Bland ing pointed out that the area head : quarters, which is at Baltimore. Md.. considers this matter as of outstand ing importance and is putting forth strenuous efforts to make the maneu vers a success. Already the 29th Division Head quarters is planning to hold its train ing program in the vicinity of Win chester, and has asked permission to hold a mobile camp, which would be moved from day to day as the cam paign progresses. However, so far this program has not been approved by the corps area headquarters, and it is probable that it is being con sidered in connection with the ma neuvers about which Gen. Blanding Informed the militia. Whether motor transport will form an Important part of the coming ma neuvers is a matter which probably will be given serious consideration, in view of the statement of Gen. Bland ing that the conduct of traffic on the public highways continues to be a serious problem, and the beat regu lated motor convoy presents a real problem to faster-moving civilian vehicles. He pointed out the rail roads were showing real efforts to assist In the movement of troops, both in providing low fares and facili ties for prompt dispatch. This, taken together with the problem of move ments along the roads with motor trucks, may mean that the troops may be taken to the mobilization cen ters by rail, and then their move ments from there to the various theaters of operations would be by motor transport, as would be done under most conditions in actual field service, Gen. Blanding pointed out much experience was gained last year in the maneuvers in Massachusetts, and steps had been taken to correct some faults found at that time, and par 4 Officials Unprepared to Say What Further Steps to Be Taken. Shocked at the report of the House Appropriations Committee on the Dis trict bill which not only failed to' ‘ contain a recommendation for funds for the purchase of a site for an arm ory. but gave indications that its present armory was in danger of dis appearing, District militia officials have not sufficiently recovered to formulate any plans for renewing their efforts. The officials believed they would get the money for the acquisition of a site, even though the one selected by the Park and Planning Commission had now become too costly because private buildings are being constructed on it. The bill contained provision for a new central public library, and the site selected is the square bounded by John Marshall place, Pennsylvania avenue, Sixth and C streets N W., the area on which is located the old National Hotel building which has ^ served for several years as the home of the greater number of the District troops. Because the recommendation of $210,000 for the purchase of the site had the approval of the President of the United States, the Budget Bureau and the District of Columbia Com missioners, the Guard officials be lieved it would get the approval of Congress. The recommendation was. of course, predicated on the acquisi tion of the site which had been se- • lected for the Guard by the National Capital Park and Planning Commis sion. It was suggested the funds might have been allowed for the purchase of any other site which the Park and Planning Commission might select fc; appropriate for the armory, if Con gress insists the Planning Commission first select a definite site before pro viding the purchase funds. Guard of ficials point out. it will result in long delay, during which it is possible a new site might be used for other purposes before the governmental ma I chinerv functions into a definite re sult. It was asserted funds could be provided and made continuously avail able until the commission act', and then immediate steps could be taken to acquire the ground selected. This is important at this time, it was said,4 because available large areas, which ! would be suitable for armory with adjacent parade ground are rapidly being used up for private buildings. Of vastly more concern to the | Guard at this time is that they may not have any building at all in which to train the troops. If Congress finally i approves the provision for the con struction of a new public library building, they fear that immediate steps will be taken to raze the build ings in the square in which it is t<» be located, and. as pointed out, this includes the building now used as an armory. With the New Deal agencies hav ing used up about every large build ing in the city to find places for their employes. Guard officials point out. it would probably be impossible to find a building large enough not only to > house the Federal equipment they have for training purposes, but to also find spare for the quarters of the numerous units. It was added tha* if the situation came to this, it might be necessary for the Guard to move all of Its training equipment to the storehouses at the rifle range at Camp Simms, Congress Heights. D. C . and j immediately cease training activities. There is no place at the range for ; quarters for the units or even for drill ; purposes. I In such a situation, it was said, the War Department may step in and force some action, because with r»¥ training facilities there would be no use for the equipment and the troops could not maintain their efficiency for service in the field. There is the chance, it was pointed out. that the Senate may be prevailed upon to restore the appropriation to i the bill when it is considered there, but it would still have to go back to the House for conference. Argument for the site was presented directly to the White House last yeti'* by a committee of officers from the National Guard Officers' Association and headed by Maj. Oen. Milton A. Reckord. commander of the National Guard of Maryland and of the 29th National Guard Division, of which the local militia is a part. The presi dent., at that time, and when the site was still clear and available, sent a request to Congress for an emergency appropriation, but it was turned down. Col. John W. Oehmann, command ing the local militia, said the matter of the site appropriation and the armory question in general was dis cussed here last week with Gen. Reckord, but nothing definite was decided. ^ Col. Oehmann announced last week that plans and estimates for the field training of the 29th Division Special Troops have been submitted for their training in conjunction with the 39th Division staff. Units to participate, in addition to the 29th Division Special Troops, composed of the Headquarters De tachment, 29th Division: Head quarters Company. 29th Division: 29th Division Military Police Company and Medical Department Detachment. Special Troops, will include part ctf the Headquarters of the 104th Quar termaster Regiment, the Division Quartermaster Platoon, and Company A, 104th Quartermaster Regiment. The exact location for the camp of this unit has not been determined by the commanding general ol the 39th Division, it was said, but it to antici pated it will include maneuvers in the Valley of Virginia. The local Quard estimates for Vrh camp are *11,416, with *343.30 of this amount being devoted to pay of per sonnel, which is not paid until their return to their home station in Wash ington. This means, it was pointed out by Guard officials, that thie money comes into the District o< Co lumbia from an outside source and when added to other National Guard camp pay for the current year will amount to approximately *39,211,170. In connection with the announce ment of the submission of the esti mates, Guard officials pointed out th*J young men of the District who are interested in participating in any of the National Guard camps should ap ply at the armory either on drill nights, which are on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week, or at the headquarters during regular office hours. ---1-- ■ _r- * ticularly in one phase of those ma neuvers where there was complaint In the matter of handling camp sub sistence.