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Mrs. Roosevelt Hopes
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
Other guests were:
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Farrow. Mrs. Frances Fitzgerald. Miss E.
Fetzer. Bertha Fletcher. Annette
Fieser. James Fulton, Thompson R.
Fieser. Mrs. James
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.
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.
Th!d*r. John
Jacobson. Margaret Johnston. Mrs. k L.
Jameson. Eva Jones, Frances M.
Jenks, Genevieve Jurkowitz. Frances
Johnson. Cant.
William L.
Keene. Eleanor Kittle. Mrs_Willtsm
Kepltnger. Dorothea Kittredge, Dr. Ella.
Killnski, Mildred
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
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.
Nelson. Dr. R. O. Noble. Mrs. A. B.
Nichols. Dorothy M. Norton. E. A.
Nichols. Mrs. J. O. Norton. Mrs. E. A.
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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,
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.”
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.
Reis. Eleanor Rockwood. Edith
Richards. Helen E. Rogers. Mrs.
Rider. Dr Evelyn Rose. Mrs. Ethel
Ringer. Miss P. Russell. Etta Mai
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.
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
DHord. Walter S. Uflord. Mrs.
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
Yancey. Miss Mary Lou
Zaglits. Dr Carla
(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
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
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
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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
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
1. The shipbuilding program cost
$13,915,000 a month in 1939; for 1941
Italy Is Reported
Speeding Brenner
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
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
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
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.
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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
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."
—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.
Army engineers were asked to rush
dynamite here to break the hugs
gorge which had formed in a bottle
neck of the river at West/Monterey,
about 4 miles to the south.
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