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Public Will Fight for D. C. Institutions , Continued Agitation Urged at Banquet of Monday Evening Club A hope the “flutter” caused by her recent visits to certain District institutions would “stir up a lot of people who never have been stirred up before” was expressed by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt last night in an address before the annual ban quet of the Monday Evening Club. Emphasizing conditions in the Re ceiving Home for Children caused her most concern, Mrs. Roosevelt said, “I came away with a feeling that that story should be told, and told, and told." Voicing fear current discussion “won’t continue to stir the waters enough,” she urged her listeners to keep the question alive until action was obtained. Mrs. Roosevelt pointed out all visitors to the Capital “don’t come Just to see the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument and go to Congress,” and added, “I think this ought to be the place from which we can draw inspiration.” Avoids Specific Recommendations. She recounted her observations of Unhealthy conditions and lack of recreational facilities at the Receiv ing home, but said she would make no suggestions as to improvements, feeling she might “make the wrong one,” thereby possibly lessening the chances of any being effected. The President’s wife recalled her discovery of earlier in the day that wives of members of Congress gen erally were ignorant of conditions In local institutions, and, pointing out the inability of most legislators to visit them because of other tasks, declared “it would be a grand thing if, perhaps, their wives would act as ‘eyes. *’ Noting improvements which she said she understood had raised St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to the status of a model institution of its kind in the years since she visited it in 1918, Mrs. Roosevelt said, T feel we ought to be able to do that in every single District institution.” Saying the sessions of the Amer-* lean Youth Congress produced “a great deal that was bad and some things that were foolish,” Mrs. Roosevelt said she felt it had dem onstrated many young people were aware of their problems and eager to learn more about them and had awakened many more. She expressed regret “so much of the talk” about the Congress dealt With whether it was composed principally or partially of Commu nists and added she felt “the great majority (of delegates) were not Interested in that at all.” Sees Thought Stimulated. “It was a getting together and a hearing of other young people.” Mrs. Roosevelt commented. “I think that in itself is a stimulation to thought • * *. By and large it is, perhaps, a contribution to better citizenship.” Mrs. Roosevelt told the club mem bers she was moved particularly by the eagerness to learn and the talent she observed among delegates to the congress and mentioned the appreci ation of a group for the new Lin coln portrait in the White House. She revealed she had been obliged to end an earnest discussion con cerning the meetings, participated in by Franklin D. Roosevelt, jr, and several voung friends in the White House at 3 am. yesterday only to learn later that the talk had con tinued another hour after she had returned to her room. She urged adults active in their communities to seek out youth groups and aid them in broadening their viewpoints. Mrs. Roosevelt was introduced by Ray Everett, executive secretary of the Social Hygiene Society, who acted as toastmaster. Judge Fay L. Bentley, president of the club, pre sided. Other guests were: A Alberto S S Andruss, Anne O. Allen Mrs G. B. Arner. Dr. George Allen Mary Pratt Arner. Mrs. George Andrews. Frances F Astashkin. Mrs. C. R. B Baker Bessie Dorst. Gertrude Baker! Edith M. BBurne. Elizabeth Barnett. Miss C. Brown. Josephine Bell. Mrs Carlos D. grown Rosa „ Betscher. Mrs. E. Buckshom. Mrs A. M. Betts. Mrs. Morris C. Bunn. Miss E. M. Bird. Frances M. Burch. Mrs C. O. Bogan, Annah G. Burleigh. Mrs. Anita Bolten. Ruth A Buschmeyer. Mrs. Bondy. Robert E. Buchmeyer. Mrs. Bondy. Mrs. Robt. E c Caffrey. Anthony B. Coale. Mrs. B P. Campbell, Mrs. D. Co cord. Miss M. Cassie. Earle. Columbus. Mary V. Cassie. Mrs. Farle. Conlin. Mrs. F. T. Clark. Miss W. Cornell. Mrs. F. Clarridge. Mr. Costley. Cecile rinrridBe Mrs Cotton, Wilbur CllmeSt Mrs. R. C. Cotton. Mrs. Wilbur Clere. R. F. D Dahl. Hazel X. Dilger. Mary A. Day. Claire M. „ Dodd. Mai. Decker. MaJ. Gilbert Dodd. Mrs. Decker. Mrs. Gilbert Dodic. David O. DeKleine. Dr. Doyle. Miss Angela DeKleine. Mrs. Dulaney. Anna M. E Edelstein. Mrs. M. B. Everett. Ray H. Ellison. Oeorge R. _ Everett. Mrs. Ray H. Ellison. Mrs. Geo. R. Ewerhardt. Dr. Paul Evans. Mrs. Ethel Ewerhardt. Mrs. Paul F Farrow. Mrs. Frances Fitzgerald. Miss E. Fetzer. Bertha Fletcher. Annette Fieser. James Fulton, Thompson R. Fieser. Mrs. James G Gahower. Genevieve Goodman. Leo Gallahue. E E. Goodman. Mrs. Leo Gerber. Bertha Gotthelf. Mrs. C. Gerber. P. G. Granados. K. C Gesner MaJ. H. M. Green. Mrs E. B Gesner. Mrs. H. M. Griffin, Marguerite Gibson. Bessie P. H Heim. Mrs. L. L. Hibbard. Evelyn Halsfleld. Bess Hines. Grace Halbert. L. A. Hodges. Mrs. B. B. Halbert. Mrs. L. A. Hodgkins. G. W. Harlow. Louise Hoffman. Mrs. H. D. feadley. Mr. Hogue. Richard ead ey! Mrs. Hogue. Mrs. Richard eestrom. H. E Holloway. Edith Hegstrom. Mrs. H. E. Huff. Mrs. Jermln. Helm. Mrs. L. L*. Huff, Ray L Henderson. Ruth Huff. Mrs. Rat L Hess. Elizabeth Hynnlng. C. ■!. HiUyer. C. Hynning, Mrs. M. I Th!d*r. John J Jacobson. Margaret Johnston. Mrs. k L. Jameson. Eva Jones, Frances M. Jenks, Genevieve Jurkowitz. Frances Johnson. Cant. William L. K Keene. Eleanor Kittle. Mrs_Willtsm Kepltnger. Dorothea Kittredge, Dr. Ella. Killnski, Mildred L Lanham. Mrs. R. B. Lewald. Dr. James Laskey. John E Lewald. Mrs. James Laskey. Mrs. J. E. Linden. David G. Laskey. Mrs. J. L. Linzel. Mrs. F. A. Lattman. Mrs. I. Lehnert. Phyllis Lawton. Mrs. Platt Lockwood. Katherine Lenroot. Katherine Loew, Ralph W. Leonard. G. H. Loew, Mrs. R. W. Leonard. Mrs G H. Lowry. Grace Levy, Marshall H. Lundberg, Emma M Mackenzie. Miiburn. Sarah Mrs J. W. Milllken, Capt. R. Magnusson. Leifur Mitchell. Mrs. K. Magnusson. Mrs. L. Moore. Harry Magnusson. Miss R. Mullln. Beatrice Magnusson. Miss V. McAullffe. Margaret Maguire, Louise McBroone. Mrs. Martin. Dr. J. W. McClain, Elizabeth Martin, Mrs. J. W. McHugh. Elizabeth Meyer. Fred E. N Nelson. Dr. R. O. Noble. Mrs. A. B. Nichols. Dorothy M. Norton. E. A. Nichols. Mrs. J. O. Norton. Mrs. E. A. ° 1 Oglevee. Helen OXXmnor. Mary Olenin. Alice Owens. Mrs. Garde MONDAY EVENING CLl^B SPEAKERS—Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, who spoke at the annual dinner of the Monday Evening Club last night, is shown here with Dr. Walter Ufford and Judge Fay Bentley of the Juvenile Court, president of the club. —Star Staff Photo. Waiters and Celebrities Laud Broun at a Jammed Memorial By t,he Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 13.—Karl Vir ack, favorite waiter of the late Hey wood Broun, says the columnist “was a liberal—and a liberal tipper, too.’’ An overflow crowd of 12,000—addi tional thousands were turned away —jammed a midtown auditorium last night, to hear waiter, cab driver and celebrity eulogize the founder and president, of the American Newspaper Guild. Personal effects of the columnist, who died of pneumonia two months ago, were auctioned along with autographed books sent by John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Pearl Buck, Carl Sandburg, Eugene O’Neill and other authors. The memorial meeting, sponsored by the Newspaper Guild, launched a movement for the establishment of a Broun endowment fund for newspaper achievement awards. Boos mingled with applause as C. I. O. head, John L. Lewis, spoke of Mr. Broun as “one of the great cap tains of the American labor move ment.” Mr. Lewis recently criti cized the administration, which the columnist supported. Herbert Bayard Swope, Mr. Broun’s “boss” on the old New York World, affectionately called him “a gin-drinking, poker-playing old rep robate—but with the other side of his shield filled with human quali ties ” Mayor Fiorello La Guardia: “When he was campaigning for Congress, he had the weakness of always stopping to hear the other fellow s speech.” Edward G. Robinson, actor: "Broun, as a critic, broke the snob bish custom of the day of coihplete segregation for actors and critics.” “And with his great bulk,” he added, “there went a spirit that was gentle and delicate.” p Parkinson. Mrs. E. F. Plevinsky, Clara Pigman. Alice Price. Mrs Pool. Miss M. E. Prescott. Mrs. J. F. Porter. Rev. H. V. Peterson. Jolliet Porter. Mrs. H. V. R Reis. Eleanor Rockwood. Edith Richards. Helen E. Rogers. Mrs. Rider. Dr Evelyn Rose. Mrs. Ethel Ringer. Miss P. Russell. Etta Mai s Savin. William H. Sinclair. Mrs Savin. Mrs Smith. Herbert A. Scanlon. Miss Agnes Smith. Mrs. Schneider. Mrs. T F. Smoot. Julia Schutte. Laura W. Spencer. Mrs Chleo Short. Miss Alice Stehman. Louise Shotts. Sarah H. 8tewart. Mrs A. H. 8imon. Mrs M. Strlder. Mabel Sinclair. A. L. T Taggart. Mrs. Rose Thornton. Mrs A. E. Taylor. Hazel C. Timmons. K V. Thomas. Beverly Tracv. Laura L Thomas. Sallie W. Truelove. Miss A. Thompson. Louise V DHord. Walter S. Uflord. Mrs. w Warren. George A. Willett. H L.. Jr* Weadick. Sarah Willett. Mrs. Webt. Mrs L. S. Willson. Mrs F D. Weiss. Margaret S. Willson. F D.. Jr. Westenberger. S Willson. Mrs. White. Allen J. Winters. Mrs White. Mrs Wood. Herbert S. White. Ruth S Wood. Anna K. Whaley. Clarence B. Woolley. Marguerite Wight. Bessie M. Wolfe. Amelia Y Yancey. Miss Mary Lou Z Zaglits. Dr Carla Cafeterias (Continued Prom First Page.) the Supreme Court Building, Li brary of Congress, Federal Reserve Bank Building, Home Owners Loan Corp. building, and other struc tures which do not come directly within the province of the F. W. A., but the Comissioner could enter into new arrangements for the operation of these particular establishments, several of which, Mr. Elliott’s re port showed, have been losing ven tures. The corporation was originally organized to perform functions that the Government Itself could not dis charge, and the agreement sets forth that its continued use as an in strumentality for the operations proposed “will be advantageous to the Government employes served, this agency and the Government.” The agreement also sets forth that the expenditures which Acting Con troller Elliott had said were improp er had been made “in good faith under mistake of law.” In proposing to revamp the structural setup, however, it said that "the present direction of the corporation by a b«nch of trustees elected by active members selected by * the trustees Is Inconsistent with its status as an agency of the Government.” The agreement also sets forth that “it is the policy of this agency to aecorcT to the employes of the corporation the rights of self-or ganization and of collective bar gaining through representatives of their own choosing.” The corpora tion at present has a contract for its cafeteria employes with the C. I. O. The meeting at which the trustees of the association will take up the agreement will be held tomorrow at 5 p.m. at their headquarters, 1135 Twenty-first street N.W. The Wel fare and Recreation Association came under the direction of the Federal Works administrator last July 1 by virtue of the President s reorganization program, and the proposal of Mr. Carmody now would put it directly under one of his aides. New Air Lines Rumored NEW YORK, Feb. 13 UP).—Both the French and British governments plan to start trans-Atlantic airmail service in the spring, according to reports in American air transport circles. YES!CAT AND) LOSS WB6MT!) Now—A Slmplo, Easy Way To “Burn Off'* Ugly Fat...Without Drugs or "Starvation ©lots.” Comploto Plan On Evory Loaf of Wondor Whoat Broad. Do you want .to lose weight? Do you want to get rid of un sightly fat, quickly and safely? And still eat foods you like— even potatoes, desserts, candy! Try the marvelous new Wonder Wheat Reducing Plan —specifically designed to help overweight but otherwise nor mal women regain the allure of natural slenderness. Hear all about it on the radio. Tune in on “Pretty Kitty Kelly” for full de- arfftStlj" tails. Turn to the radio page now, for time and station. Then buy a loaf of Wonder Wheat Bread—with full instruc tions on every loaf. Wonder Wheat Bread is the modern “successor to whole wheat.” See how different it is from old fashioned whole, wheat. More delicious, easy to digest—be cause it's made from a Balanced Blend of fine flour and whole wheat milled in our own mills. Not harsh or irritating. And slo-baktd. Bay Wonder Wheat Bread today and start amazing Reduc ing Plan. Then be sure to check the results in thirty days! Appropriations (Continued From First Page.) far as to preclude changes In de sign to give them superior speed* armor and armament. Before work goes any further, the committee said, consideration should be given to “necessary changes to accomplish this purpose.” Besides the battleships and cruis ers the committee approved initial funds for one aircraft carrier, eight destroyers, six submarines and five auxiliary vessels. A total of $340, 371,979, a reduction of $28,628,021 below budget estimates, was rec ommended for the shipbuilding pro gram, including work on 79 combat Ships and 18 auxiliaries already un der construction. Tops Current Fund. Despite the pruning, the bill car ried $51,412,629 more than the total amount appropriated for the Navy during the- current fiscal year, in cluding $137,172,238 for the neutral ity patrol and other expenditures charged to the current emergency. Because of acceleration in the Navy’s building program, the com mittee stipulated that $50,000,000 of the construction funds in this bill should be made available immedi ately. Cutting $21,714,600 from the amount sought for naval aviation, the committee also halved a re quested $20,000,000 contract authori zation for the purchase of new planes, thus rejecting the Navy's request for 224 planes in connection with the expansion program. A re quest for 305 replacement planes and 47 additional planes for the Naval Reserve was approved. Of the $99,563,300 for aeronautics, the committee earmarked $50,000 for purchase of autogiros and heli copters for experimental work and allowed $150,000 for a new non rigid airship for training purposes, but disallowed $200,000 for a second similar ship. It also approved a budget, request for $7,500500 for aeronautical research and stipulated that $2,000,000 included for airplanes incident to fleet expansion be de voted to purchase of other experi mental craft, including those pow ered by Diesel engines. Secretary Edison, Admiral Harold K. Stark, chief of naval operations, and other Navy Department officials gave the committee these facts' about the fleet and its land ad juncts: 1. The shipbuilding program cost $13,915,000 a month in 1939; for 1941 Italy Is Reported Speeding Brenner Fortifications Work in Udine Region Seen at Many Points By Yugoslav Workers By the Associated Presi. JESENICE, Yugoslavia, Feb. 13.— Italy is secretly speeding fortifica tion of the Brenner Pass—gateway in the Alpine barrier which separ ates her from Germany—Yugoslav workmen reported to military au thorities here today. The reports were received with in terest in view of growing tension in the Balkans, as a result of which Italy was expected to feel increased pressure from both Germany and the British-French allies., When Germany absorbed Austria on March 13, 1938, German troops took up positions in the Brenner Pass zone. Italians constructing fortifications in the Udine region opposite Yugo slavia can be seen from many points along the frontier. Great efforts, however, were made to cloak the work on the Brenner Pass defenses. Even some Italian sources have admitted, however, that the center of Italian fortification building has shifted from the French to the German border, where erection of forts and pillboxes has been under way four months. Germans returning from Africa and the Balkans by way of Italy are being sent across the border at night to prevent them from spying on the work. Comment on the Yugoslav reports was not available in Rome because of restrictions placed upon publica tion of military information. t. 1 - ■ the predicted expenditure is $24, 500,000 a month. 2. Construction on 19 new combat ships begin at once; work on 120 more already is under way. 3. Work in excess of the statutory limit of 40 hours weekly has been authorized for some of the 67,277 men employed at industrial navy yards. 62 Million Needed for Planes. 4. About $68,000,000 is needed to purchase 576 new airplanes in the next year The Navy expects to have 3,204 planes by June 30, 1941. 5. It will cost about $216,000 to make urgent repairs to 36 top-heavy destroyers. 6. Two new battleships costing $65,000,000 each, which will be launched in the spring, although equal to craft of other nations, should not be duplicated because they soon may be obsolete. 7. The department needs $120 to clothe each of its 152.000 men—a total cost of $18,240,000. 8. It will cost about $10,500,000 to put fuel oil in the Navy's vessels. 9. Pay, subsistence and transpor tation of those who man the ships will require $269,800,000. . 422S>. NOD FESTIVAL A STUPENDOUS CARNIVAL OF FOOD BARGAINS GUARANTEED VALUES BY YOUR UNITED GROCER_ 17m. ^ C( cam Xi J FLORIDA GRAPEFRUIT Igljyyyy^u Lana Turner and Artie Shaw Wed After Night Air Elopement Las Vegas Justice Of Peace Is Roused From Bed at 4 A.M. By tbc Auocittcd Preu. HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 13.—Artie Shaw, the band leader, and Lana Turner, glamorous young Boston picture actress, were married today in Las Vegas, Nev, after an air elopement. They were married at 4 a.m. by Justice of the Peace George Mar shall after getting him out of bed. They also aroused a deputy clerk to issue the license. Miss Turner, a Wallace, Idaho, girl, who has been rising rapidly in pictures in the last year, gave her name as Julia Jean Turner. She is 19 years old. Witnesses were Walter Quinton, who flew them from Hollywod, and Danny Akers, a taxi driver. Mr. Shaw, who is 30, gave up his band several months ago, after a serious illness. He went to Mexico late last year, suffered a knee Injury in a surf accident and returned here last month. Film sources expressed astonish ment over the marriage. A publicity man at Miss Turner’s Metro-Gold wyn-Mayer studio “didn’t know they were even acquainted.” Mr. Quinton, the pilot and a friend of Mr. Shaw’s, was surprised when they called him at 1 am. to charter the plane. Miss Turner was “discovered” three years ago while a Hollywood high school student. A trade paper publisher was strucy by her beauty as site ate lunch in a restaurant. He introduced her to an agent. She was signed by Mervin Le Roy for a role in “They Won't Forget.” Two months ago, Miss Turner said in an interview, her affections were for one man—Greg Bautzer, Los Angeles attorney. She added that she'd worn his ring “so long it's almost covered over with skin." LANA TURNER. —A. P. Photo. "When we get married,” she said then, “I think I’ll drop out of the movies. Somehow women's careers and marriage don’t seem to blend. “Believe me, when I get married I want music, flowers, bridesmaids, a veil and a pretty ceremony.” She remarked at that time she had accompanied another couple on an air elopement to Las Vegas a few days before. “That trip took away an idea we had of eloping,” she confessed. "It was so disillusioning. We went into this justice of the peace's office, Just a little cubby hole only half the size of this room.” 1 70-Mile Mass of Ice Moves Down Ohio River ■y the AnocUtad Ptm*. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Neb. 13.—A 70-mlle carriage of loe, softened by spring like temperatures, moved down the Ohio today as prepara tions were made for early resump tion of river traffic. A combination of several large floes and many smaller ones, the mass extended from Aurora, Ind., to a point near Louisville, and was causing a'minimum of damage as it rolled westward. The ice was traveling about 4 miles an hour. The river, raised by rains and gorges but at no point In this sec tion near flood stage, receded as the tee started out. Engineers at Louisville declared the lowest river level In years pre vented repetition of the heavy ice damage of 1918. Officials of the Greene Line, op erators of steamer service, an nounced they expected to resume operations on the river Thursday. River traffic has been tied up nearly a month by the ice. PARKER, Pa., Peb. 13 UP).—A steadily growing ice gorge jammed the Allegheny River today, forcing flood waters Into low-lying sections of this little community 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. Some residents scurried for near by hills as the river surged up 10 feet within a few hours and passed the 23-foot mark, 3 feet above flood stage at this point. 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