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For Naval Reserve Officers Afloat Efforts Being Made To Increase Commissioned Personnel Demand for officers and men to man the increasing number of ves sels being added to the active naval fleet has served to increase the tasks of the local Naval Reserve contingent, as well as the Regular officers assigned to this unit. This task has piled on top of another which started when the hostilities in Europe began, which caused a number of men to seek commissions in the Naval Reserve in an effort to get a fixed status so as to be ready in the event of a call to arms. It was said that the President plans to develop 5,000 more Reserve officers to man the expanding naval operations, including activities afloat and in the air. The Washington Navy Yard Reserve office is working overtime in an effort to assist in this task. There is also a great demand for enlisted personnel of all classes, but particularly those with special lines of training, in cluding radio operators and signal men. In an effort to obtain commis sioned personnel and have the of ficers ready as the ships are placed in commission, it was said that the Naval Reserve is inviting young men to enlist for training and ultimately be promoted to ensigns. The pro gram also includes interesting young men in the colleges taking courses during their college year, dealing with naval subjects, and then being commissioned ensigns when they obtain their degrees. The Navy also is seeking young men for Reserve commissions who have not completed college. In order to obtain commissions in the Naval Reserve, unless a man is a spe cialist in a particular line, an ap plicant must have had at least two years of college work to his credit. However, it was indicated that there Is a possibility that in the event that the Navy is unable to obtain sufficient men with this requirement, that it might be necessary to re duce it even to a high school course. Regardless of the requirements, scores of men have made applica- ! tion for commissions at the local Reserve office. Their applications! are being filed for future use. Lt. Morris Weinstock. commander of the Naval Communications Re serve Division, is making every ef fort to round up every radio operator, amateur and otherwise, in the city,: to interest them in entering the Naval Reserve. The Navy is in much need of radio operators and, al though the men will be enlisted in the Reserve, they will be given active duty afloat immediately if they apply for it. If there are any young men who do not have operator training and are desirous of entering the com- I munications branch they will be taken on active duty as seamen and given a course of instruction so that they can be sent to vessels of the fleet as rapidly as they become pro ficient with radio operation and the methods of naval procedure. Those interested in this work may apply at the Naval Reserve Ar mory on Eleventh between M and N streets S.E., and observe the work of the communications division. Those who apply for this duty must be between the ages of 17 and 35 years. The training ship of the local bat talion went dowm the Potomac River on a cruise last week, ending at Co lonial Beach. The men were the guests of the American Legion, which was holding its annual con vention there. The Reserve officers were headed by Comdr. A. B. Mc Cracy, U. S. N„ director of Naval Reserve activities in this area. The vessel was in command of Lt. (junior grade) H. Arthur Lamar, formerly attached to the local battalion, but who now is on active duty in the office of the Naval Reserve co-ordi nator In the office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department. While complete figures have not yet been tabulated, it was estimated that about 20 members of the local battalion will try for the United States Naval Academy in the class to be admitted next July. It was said that 33 members of the local battalion have already been admitted to the academy this year. This number may be increased by taking them in for several months. As soon as the total number of men who intend to take the exami nations for appointment is known, it is expected that they will be formed into a special division, under com mand of an officer who will direct their activities with the view of get ting them ready for the appoint ments. In the past this division has been commanded by Lt. H. Arthur Lamar. However, he has been called to active duty in the Navy and al though he retained command of the division after he was ordered to active duty because he was sta tioned in Washington, it is not known whether he will be available to handle the Naval Academy divi sion this year. A new supply officers’ course for Reserve officers has been organized for training. The officers of the Reserve Supply Corps who are in terested in taking this training at tend lectures at the armory every Thursday night. Capt. H. C. Cope, Supply Corps, U. S. N., is directing their activities, assisted by other supply officers on duty in Washing ton. - » D. A. V. Still Receiving Scholarship Applications Dr. Walter C. Hess, commander, District of Columbia Department, Disabled American Veterans of the World War, announces there is still time for applications for scholar ships open to veterans. They are for either law or accounting and also are open to sons or daughters of veterans. They are available in two universities here. Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Committee of the department in the Munsey Building in care of Dr. Hess. Arrangements are being made for the department convention in Sep tember. Rea Chapter will meet July 11 at the Wardman Park Hotel. Past Department Comdr. Prank Haley is in charge of the special train which will take members to the annual convention at Green Bay, Wis. ♦ < D. C. Guard Engineer Group To Map Maneuver Area Detail of Officers and Men Will Fly to War Game Center Preparations for the prompt set tlement of the troops of the 29th National Guard Division in the maneuver area in New York State next month will be made by a detail of officers and men of the 121st Engineers, who will leave here by plane next Friday. They will make a complete survey of the area in which the 29th Division troops are to be quartered, and make detailed maps, so that tWe troops may be sent promptly to their base stations as soon as they arrive from their home sections. « Maj. Gen. Milton A. Reckord, commanding the division of which the District militia is a part, re quested Col. John W. Oehmann, commanding the local engineer regiment, to detail the necessary officers and men for this task. The general has made arrangements with the 104th Aero Squadron of the Maryland National Guard to provide the planes for the trip to and from New York. Officers of the local Guard have just returned to Washington after a two-day conference of division officers at the Virginia State Camp at Virginia Beach, Va.t with Ma). Gen. Reckord. Much of the discus sion involved the movement of the local troops as well as the other troops of the division from their home stations to the theater of operations. The troops will be de trained at Renssalaer Falls, and the carloads of supplies dumped at Heuvelton. . Plans for the allocation of camp sites were tentatively outlined in the area, which for the 29th Division troops, is about 4 miles long and 3 miles wide. Various camp utilities will have to be planned, such as water supplies, lighting, as well as storage tents for the supplies. It was disclosed by Gen. Reckord that the training period, which is to ex tend over a period of three weeks, will be in three phases. The first part will cover a week, and will be separate training for the brigades and regiments, as well as the separate units. The second phase will embrace the division as a whole, following by the climax which will involve the operations of the Army Corps and the whole 1st Army. This latter phase will be the real test of the maneuvers, as it will indicate to the Regular Army observers whether the militia is sufficiently trained and thorough ly equipped for a campaign in the field under modern war conditions as exemplified by the armies in Europe during the past few months. Gen. Reckord also outlined plans for standard procedure for handling orders and messages, in order that the devision may be on a smooth running basis from the time its units are assembled in their home sta tions until their return after the “war" is over. A tentative order for the division movement was pre sented to the officers. Certain Transfers Provided For D. C. Officers* To Enter Ordnance Year of Active Duty Will Be Arranged for Number in Reserve Instructions were issued by the War Department last week au thorizing the transfer of District officers of other arms and serv ices to the Ordnance Department Reserve for extended active duty. Under the expansion program, the Ordnance Department will require the services of a number of quali fied officers in the company grades for duty in connection with pro duction, inspection and proof work of ordinance materiel. Duty will be for one year with provision for ex tension for an additional year if the needs of the service require. To assist in procuring the neces sary number of qualified officers, the requirement of a certificate of capacity for the grade and section to which transfer is desired has been temporarily suspended for those selected for extended active duty with the Ordnance Depart ment under the provisions of the 1941 Army Appropriation Act only. Officers of other arms or services, not above the grade of captain, de siring a transfer to the Ordnance Department Reserve for the pur pose of accepting this extended active duty will not be required to secure a certificate of capacity for transfer in grade if: (a) They are recommended by the Chief of Ordnance for the transfer and for extended active duty. (b) They are physically qualified for extended active duty, (c) The chief of arm or service from which transfer is sought rec ommends favorably. District officers desiring transfer to the Ordnance Department for this duty should meet the follow ing essential qualifications: (a) Must be in the grade of captain or lieutenant (no reduction in grade will be made for this duty); (b) graduate of a college or univer sity, and (c) during the last five years or for a lesser period, if graduated subsequent to 1935, must have been actively engaged in a pursuit which, in the opinion of the chief of ordnance, qualifies him for the position for which he is desired. This includes practical production, engineering, research and other duties similar to the production, inspection, storage and maintenance of ordnance. Another group of service unit of ficers of the District will begin to day a period of 14 days’ active duty training at the Holabird Quarter master Depot, Baltimore, Md. Of ficers of the 1,300th Service Unit who will begin this duty include: Lt. Cols. James H. Defandorf and Alfred A. Williams, Majs. Tirrell J. Ferrenz, Herbert L. Armstrong, Robert S. Du Bois, William H. Bell, jr„ and Hugh Higgins; Capts. Carl A. Baumann, Gilbert H. Davis, Al bert T. King, Ellis R. King and First Lt. David G. Sippel. Others include: Maj. George F. Wohlgemuth, First Lt. Chauncey W. Karstens and Second Lt. George C. Steinman of the 1308th Service Unit; Maj. Altus G. Moore and Capt. Alvin T. Basford, 1333d Serv ice Unit, and Second Lts. Proctor L. Dougherty, Jr., and William R. Spates of the 1338th Service Unit. k changes were made and a final draft will be issued to the division within a short time. Artillery units will have their target practice at various times. The 260th Coast Artillery of the local brigade, an anti-aircraft regiment, will participate in target firing at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N. Y„ while en route to the maneuvers. The Washington officers who at tended the conference were: Lt. Col. Peyton G. Nevitt, assistant adjutant general of the local Guard and adjutant of the division; Col. John W. Oehmann, commanding the 121st Regiment of Engineers: Maj. Sidney Morgan, Inspector General’s De partment: Maj. William T. Roy, commanding the Special Troops, 29th Division: Maj. Walter S. Welsh, Judge advocate of the local brigade, and Capt. Hugh Everett, Jr., En gineers. All regimental and separate or ganization commanders have been directed to submit to brigade head uarters, prior to next Friday, requi sitions for supplies to carry their troops from their home stations to the destination. The 260th Regiment of Coast Artillery will leave here on August 3, and, after having target practice, to reach its bivouac area on the afternoon of August 11. The 104th Ordnance Company will leave on August 3, stopping at the Aberdeen Proving Ground from August 4 to 12 to engage in ordnance training. It is scheduled to reach its bivouac area on August 14. _ The Rainbow Division Veterans’ Rifle Marksmanship Medal, offered by that organization, will be awarded to the soldier who has never before qualified as a marksman or better or for a prize in a District National Guard rifle competition and who makes the highest score in a regu larly ordered practice of the Guard for the calendar year. Regimental and separate organization com manders have been ordered to sub mit to brigade headquarters, not later than December 1, next, the name of the individual in their organization qualifying for the medal. The 260th Coast Artillery Regi ment has opened a recruiting office in the Woodward Building. Fifteenth and H streets N.W. World War tro phies and other paraphenalia have been installed anfl men will be con stantly on duty to acquaint pros pects of the advantages of an en listment in the Guard. One of the most interesting ex hibits is a gun which was captured by the 1st District of Columbia Vol unteer Infantry, a militia unit, at the battle of Santiago, during the Spanish-American War. Sergt. Howard M. Devonshire. Battery C. 260th Coast Artillery, has returned to his organization, after completing a course at the Coast Ar tillery School at Port Monroe, Va. More than 325 enlisted men now on the inactive lists of the various units of the Guard have been or dered to an active status, in a sweep ing move of the brigade officials to have as many men on the active list as possible in preparation for the maneuvers. It was explained that many of these men have been on the list for months, having been placed there for various reasons, including business and educational interfer ence with the performance of mili tary duty and temporary removal from the city. The general order for all men to be returned to the active list will give the unit commanders an oppor tunity to make a check to ascertain whether there has been any change in the status of the men. Those who still have a valid excuse, such as one of the three reasons given above, will be returned to inactive status, while the others will be required to remain on the inactive list and par ticipate in the approaching ma neuvers. Second Lt. Stanley E. Travis, Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 104th Quartermaster Regiment, was ap pointed a first lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. Capt. Simpson B. Daugherty, Headquarters, 121st Engineers, has been ordered to report to Col. Oeh mann, president of an Officers’ Ex amining Board, for examination for promotion to the rank of major, Chaplain Corps. Promotions in the 260th Coast Ar tillery have been ordered as follows: Pvt. Glenn R. Bostian to be a staff sergeant in the Headquarters Bat tery: Pvt. Jesse E. Arbuckle to be a sergeant in Battery C; Pvt. Robert D. Arnold to be staff sergeant and Pvts. George S. Blanchard, jr.; David W. Hoover and Harry A. An derson to be privates in Battery D, and Robert L. Harriman to be ser geant in Battery D. Spanish War Veterans' Auxiliary Meetings this week are: Monday, Col. James S. Pettit; Friday, Gen. Nelson A. Miles. The Col. James 8. Pettit Auxiliary met with President Nettie V. Thompson presiding. The president welcomed the newly-elected depart ment president, Pauline A. Thomp son, and her staff of officers; also the newly-elected department pres ident, Ethel Sendlak, of the Vet erans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, who is also a member of this auxil iary. The newly-elected department Commander, Calvin B. Lucas of Pettit Camp, with his staff of of ficers, was given the highest honors by his wife, Marie A. Lucas, a past president. The Gen. Nelson A. Miles Auxil iary met June 28 with President Emma Barker presiding. The auxil iary welcomed the newly-elected de partment president and her staff of officers. Other guests were the na tional president, Lou Ella Allen; na tional historian, Bertha Finke; na tional assistant conductor, Tillie Mae Roth; national secretary, Louise W. Williams; national treasurer, Lottie Daugherty; Jennie Rhodes, president of Dewey Auxiliary; Le nora Rosetta, president of Gen. M. Emmet Urell Auxiliary. Emma Barker and Rose Osterman *were elected delegates and Vivien Friedel and Mayme Wright, alternates to the National Convention at Detroit, Mich., August 18-22. The auxiliary will hold an evening of games July 26 instead of a meeting. % HOTEL GREETERS AUXILIARY—Officers recently elected were. Seated, Mrs. Robinson Lappln, president, and Mrs. Harvey T. Black, secretary-treasurer. Standing, Mrs. Anne Neal, sergeant at arms; Mrs. Hazel Wood, first vice president, and Miss Lottie Taylor, second vice president. —Star Staff Photo. V. F. W. Presents Two With Citations For Service Sons of Legion Drum Corps Is Awarded Prize For Part in Parade Leonard J. Bacon, commander District of Columbia Department, Veterans of Foreign Wars, at a meeting of the Council of Admin istration last Monday night at the District Building, presented to Charles Kohen and Walter C. Whit craft citations for meritorious serv r — .. ■ Meetings This Week. Monday: Front Line Post, 1700 L street N.W.: Overseas Military Band. National Guard Armory: Junior Drum and Bugle Corps, National Guard Armory. Tuesday: National Capital Post. 1015 L street N.W. Wednesday: Columbia Post, 1326 Massachusetts avenue N.W.; Washington Post, 1700 L street N.W. Thursday: Follow Me-De fense Post. 2020 Rhode Island avenue N.E.; Equality-Waiter Reed Post, 1012 Ninth street N.W. Friday: Federal Post. 1326 Massachusetts avenue N.W. ice in the interest of the organiza tion. Past Department Comdr. George G. McLeish was presented with a past department command er’s badge in recognition of his service for the past year. Representatives of the Sons of the American Legion, Detachment Drum and Bugle Corps were present to accept the trophy awarded to the best drum and bugle corps in the line of march during the annual encampment parade. Master John Ebaugh received the trophy from Department Comdr. Bacon. Washington Post at its last meet-' ing contributed to the American Red Cross War Relief Fund. De partment Senior Vice Comdr. Leon B. Lambert was one of the honored guests. Ilijah S. Ikard was elected to membership and given the obliga tion by Comdr. Philip Anton. Timothy McCarthy has organized a basket ball team. Roberts fencing team is getting daily practice at the y. M. C. A. The matter of organizing an aux iliary to the post has been consid ered and action will be taken at a meeting in the near future. Internal Revenue Post held a spe cial meeting June 29. The following delegates and alternates to the na tional convention were elected: Del egates, Hampton D. Percy, Fred C. Stello and Leon B, Lambert; alter nates, Chester A. Ferris, R. H. Ja mieson and George H. Green. Department Senior Vice Com mander Leon B. Lambert spoke. The Follow Me-Defense Post de gree team officiated at the annual Fourth of July ceremonies at Lang don Park last Thursday morning. The team, under the direction of William A. Downs, had charge of the Flag raising and was assisted by the Department Guard of Honor, which was in charge of Capt. George H. Johns. The regular monthly meeting will be held at the clubrooms, 2020 Rhode Island avenue N.E., next Thursday evening. The annual outing sponsored by the post will be held at Idlewild next Sunday. All members and their families are invited to make the trip1 and bring picnic lunches. Athletic events, including the base ball game, will be conducted by the committee, headed by Samuel Mas tin. Prizes will be awarded. Department Auxiliary President Ethel Sendlak and National Legis lative Chairman Roberta Fawcett, accompanied other auxiliary mem bers to Baltimore, Md., to the annual encampment of the Vet erans of Foreign Wars in that city. Department President Minnie Fan ning of Baltimore was presented with a gift. Equality-Waiter Reed Auxiliary gave a surprise party to “Mother Steed” on June 25, in honor of her 45th wedding anniversary and pre sented her with a pair of- candle sticks. National Capital Auxiliary will meet July 11 at 1700 L street N.W. Potomac Auxiliary will Initiate two new members at their meeting on Tuesday, * Odd Fellows' Tribute At Tomb of Unknown Takes Place Today Patriotic Pilgrimage Will Leave Temple Early This Afternoon The Odd Fellows annual pilgrim age to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will be held today. The pro cession will leave the temple at 1:45 p.m. Transportation to Arlington will be provided for those w^ho need it. The I. O. O. F. jewel, represent ing the highest honor of the order, the Grand Decoration of Chivalry, were to be placed in the Hall of Trophies. Participants will assemble at the west gate, Fort Myer entrance, where the line of march will being at 2:30 p.m., led by the Elks Boys’ Band, the Patriarchs Militant and the Ladies, Auxiliaries. The Na tional Capital Junior Lodge and the Columbia Theta Rho Girls' Club will carry 60 American flags. At 3 p.m. services will be held in the Amphitheater, with an address by | Grand Sire Judge George S. Star rett of Columbia, Mo. Plans have been completed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Columbia Lodge. The celebration will start July 11 at 8 p.m., with roll call and conferring of the initiatory degree on the semiannual graduate class of 1940. On July 14 members and their families will assemble at 7:45 p.m. for devine services at the Church Emmanuel. Tenth and D streets S.W. The Rev. Charles A. Shreves will deliver the sermon. On July 16 members and their wives will be guests at the anniversary banquet at the Raleigh Hotel at 7:45 p.m. Representative Cartwright of Okla homa will be the guest speaker. Friendship Lodge installed as of flecers: Edward Watts, noble grand: Harry Heckman, vice grand; Edgar W. Parks, recording secretary; Thomas A. Becket, financial secre tary; Harry K. Johnson, treasurer. Encampments will hold Installa tions of officers this week as follows: Fred D. Stuart Encampment, Tues day: Charles L. Cooper, jr., chief patriarch; Hiram Heffly, high priest; John Covan, scribe; Charles Lane, treasurer; Robert S. Shannon, senior warden, and Edgar W. Pitt man, junior warden. Magenenu Encampment, Tuesday: Ralph E. McConomy, chief patri arch; John J. Kelly, high priest; Roscoe Jenkins, scribe; George A. Murrison, treasurer; S. R. Candano, senior warden, and Otto Yateman, junior warden. Columbia Encampment, Wednes day: Elmer Mothershead, chief pa triarch; William C. Ingleton, high priest; Frank D. Seiffort, scribe; Guy F. Glossbrenner, treasurer; Ru fus B. Colvin, senior warden, and Earl D. Harrell, junior warden. Regular Veterans' Association At a meeting of the Gen. Malin Craig Post on July 2 at 1508 Four teenth street N.W.. S. A. Willey succeeded E. J. Bennett, jr., resigned, as senior vice commander. George Williams. B. C. Hagner and Harry G. Ritner were elected delegates to the national convention at San Diego. Calif., September 10 to 13, inclusive. The R. V. A. Social Club was re organized as a part of the post. Prizes will be awarded at all future Saturday night dances. 3d Division Society, A. E. F. Col. Albert S. Fuger, U. S. A., re tired, vice president of the National Society of the 3d Division Society, A. E. F., has assured William A. Shomaker, chairman of the “Bring the Convention to Washington in 1941,” that Washington will be the scene of the 22d annual reunion if enough men from this area attend the convention in Philadelphia July 11, 12 and 13. At the convention the subject will be taken up as to whether the Marne Division will meet annually in convention in July or meet with the American Legion in September and eliminate the July meeting, which is usually held on the anni versary of the Second Battle of the Marne, which took place July 15 to 18, 1918. Eastern Star News Areme Chapter announces a crab feast at the home of Associate Ma tron Helen Rubenstein, 4921 Eighth street N.W., tomorrow at 8:30 pm. All members and heir friends are invited. The Bethany Su_nine Committee will join Bethany Boosters and Star Point committees on an outing at the cottage of Harry Duchanne, Happy Acres, Md., next Sunday. ft Legion Citizenship Prizes Presented to Four Students Agriculture Post Plans to Hold Moonlight Dqnce Cruise July 16 Victor Goldklnd and Martins Stephanos of the graduating class of the Jefferson Junior High School and Stanley Robert Anderson and Irma Wardell Baker of the gradu ating class of the Shaw Junior High School were awarded the American Legion school prizes by United States Department of Agriculture Post, District of Columbia Depart ment, American Legion, for having the highest rating in qualities of citizenship. The presentations were made at the schools by Lloyd A. Burkey, post Americanism officer. The post will hold a moonlight dance cruise on the S. S. Potomac July 16 at 8:45 p.m. The next meeting of the post will be held in room 1039 South Building, July 19 at 8:30 pan. There will be a meeting of the Department Convention Committee in department headquarters, Den rike Building, tomorrow at 8 p.m. William Leo Collins, chairman of the Parade Committee, will discuss final plans for the parade and re viewing stand. A meeting of the Grand Cheminot will be held in the Portner Apart ment on Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. to dis cuss plans for the annual grand promenade to be held in August. Grand Chef de Gare W. H. Har grave will preside. The Grande Voiture will meet in Stansbury Hall on July 17 for nomi nation of officers. Equipment for recently-admitted members may be secured from Grand Commissaire Intendant Fred G. Fraser. Fort Stevens Post, No. 32, will meet in Stansbury Hall on Thursday at 8:15 p,m. The occasion marks the anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens and an ap propriate program has been pre pared. There will also be nomina tion and election of delegates and alternates to the department con vention in the Mayflower Hotel on August 1, 2 and 3. Comdr. Edwin L. Donaldson will preside. Vincent B. Costello Post met Monday evening at Henderson’s, 2108 Sixteenth street N.W. Special attention was given to the support of the Soap Box Derby and the junior baseball team. Applicants accepted for membership were Allan H. Ayars and Arthur W. Hamy. Government Printing Office Post, No. 33, will meet In the Bunker Hill I clubrooms, 809 Monroe street N.E., tomorrow at 8 pjn. Delegates to the j convention will be elected. Polls will close at 9 pjn. Refreshments. On Friday evening a moonlight Marine Reserves' Training Schedule Near Completion Fifth Battalion Will Be Merged With Regulars At Quantico The 5th Battalion, Marine Corps Reserves, will be housed under canvas for field training this year and merged with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st _ Brigade, Fleet Marine Force, at Quantico, Va. The training pe riod is August 18 to Septem ber 1. The train ing schedule is nearing comple tion. The Marine Corps Reserve Medal, with bronze star, has meen issued by the major gen eral comman Lt. Comdr Knowlton. dant to Lt. Comdr. Don S. Knowl ton, battalion surgeon of the 5th Battalion for service for 1930 to 1938. Comdr. Knowlton, co-organizer with Lt. Col. Harvey L. Miller of the local unit of "the Marine Corps Reserve in 1930, has not missed drill nor been absent from any field training periods during that time. His organization repeatedly has won the highest commendations and has been certified for immediate active field duty. The battalion and band will take part in the American Legion de partment encampment parade on August 1. Capts. Ben M. Stern and Leon Brusiloff of the Severn and Poto mac District. Volunteer Reserve, have reported to the battalion for field training. Battalion Headquarters announced the enlistments of the following men: Company A, Robert S. Hall, Peter J. Dorsey, Oma F. Evans, Jr.; William C. Hutchison. William A. Pierce, William J. B. Trittipoe; Company D, Charles M. Buell, Wil liam E. StempeU Daniel A. Carroll, Earl C. Kingrey, Henry F. Smith: Company F, Elias W. Howes, and Company G, Francis B. Shelor. There are vacancies in the band and battalion. Any one interested is Invited to obtain information at 458 Indiana avenue N.W. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 8 to 10 pun. D. C. Rainbow Veterans To Attend Convention Elmer Francis Neagle of this city, national president, Rainbow Divi sion Veterans, will preside over the 22d national convention at Mont gomery, Ala., July 11 to 14. The District of Columbia Chap ter will send the largest delegation in its history. The delegates are Col. Davis G. Arnold, Joseph M. Cohan, William H. Kay, Dr. Albert M. Kloczewskie, Bentley Mulford, Bernard Valentine Rhodes, Irving H. Silverberg and James E. Wither ite, chairman. Also going from the District Chapter are Col. John Monroe Johnson, M. Manning Mar cus, Walker H. Colston, Edward J. Mahan, Charles H. Smith and Har old Barnhardt Rodier. The delegation will go by train, leaving at 4 pjn. on July 10. f Meetings This Week. Monday — Department Con vention Committee, headquar ters, 8 pm.; U. S. 8. Jacob Jones Post, Thomas Circle Club; Lin coln Post, Arcade Hall; Bureau of Engraving and .Printing Post, 209 Pennsylvania avenue 8.E.; Government Printing Post, 809 Monroe street Ni. Tuesday—Sons of the Legion boat ride, U. 8. 8. Potomac, 8:30 pm.; James Reese Europe Post, Elks Lodge; George E. Killeen Post, 3204 M street N.W.; United States Treasury Post, Colonial Hotel. Wednesday—D epartment Membership Committee, head quarters, 8 p.m.; Nash Post, 209 Pennsylvania avenue S.E.; Mac Alexander Post, Willard Hotel; Potomac Post, Palisades Field House. Thursday—James E. Walker Post, C. Y. M. C. A. Friday—Gas Light Post boat ride, 8. 8. Mount Vernon, 8:30 pm. Saturday—Soap Box Derby, 10 am.. Eighteenth and 'Penn sylvania avenue S.E. excursion will be held on the Steamer Potomac at 8:45 p.m. The Police and Fire Post. No. 29. will meet in the Odd Fellows Tem ple, 419 Seventh street N.W.. on Wednesday at 8 p.m. There will be election of delegates to the depart ment convention and final arrange ments for the annual boat ride. Re freshments will be served. Cooley-McCullough Post met Tues day at the home of Vice Comdr. L. F. Zaruba. The delegation to the department convention was in structed to introduce and support a resolution urging congressional action to vindicate the late Gen. William Mitchell whose forethought prompted him to advocate adequate air power for our national defense. Past Comdr. P. A. Sugrue was presented a trophy by staff captain of the national guard of honor and senior vice commander of the post. Guy C. Nadeau, as a token of appreciation for obtaining the most new members. Other prizes were won by George Toth, George Le Dane, Carl Kuldell and L. F. Zaruba. all donated and presented by Vice Comdr. Guy C. Nadeau. The junior baseball team has new uniforms, presented by Comdr. Charles Kohen. P. A. Sugure do noted a glove and a dozen bats: other members of the post donated generously toward the support of the team. The team will play the Potomac team today at 3 o'clock on the Ellipse north diamond. - « Sergt. Jasper Post, No. 13. will meet Wednesday evening in the Pythian Temple, with Comdr. Doug las O. Reed presiding. This meet ing was postponed from July 3. There will be an election of dele gates and alternates to the depart ment convention. Post Comdr. Douglas O. Reed will be the chair man of the delegation. The post will sponsor two boys in the American Legion-Evening Star annual Soap Box Derby next Saturday. They are John Ellis of 3026 Wisconsin avenue N.W. and Edward Rodill of the Georgetown Boys’ Club. The U. S. S. Jacob Jones Post, No. 2, will have as its representative in the Soap Box Derby Robert Mol lonee, 731 Kentucky avenue S.E., who is a member of the Sons of the Le gion Drum and Bugle Corps. Past Comdr. Mayme Smith was appointed chairman of the post's "Iron Lung" Committee, with all members of the Advisory Council as helpers. The object is to raise enough money to donate an iron lung to one of the local hospitals. Madge Fitzgerald distributed 135 pieces of clothing during June to needy persons. Election of delegates and alter nates to the department convention will take place tomorrow at the meeting at the Thomas Circle Club. Kenneth H. Nash Post met in its clubrooms, 209 Pennsylvania avenue S.E., with Comdr. Grommet presid ing. Department Comdr. William T. Slattery and Department Junior Vice Comdr. John J. Mulvey spoke. Joseph E. Kline was accepted into membership. The 1939 national con vention pictures were shown and re freshments werejserved. The election of delegates and al ternates to the department conven tion will be held at the regular meeting next Wednesday. The Detachment Sons of the American Legion will hold a moon light cruise on the steamer Potomac next Tuesday at 8:45 o'clock. Tickets may be obtained from members of the detachment and squadron chair men. The proceeds go to the va rious squadrons to carry on activi ties within their organizations. The softball league has concluded its schedule, with National Ca thedral Squadron winners of the majority oi games. The Washington Gas Light Co. Post, No. 44, is sponsoring a moon light cruise on the steamer Mount Vernon on July 12 at 8 o’clock for the benefit of the District of Colum bia Department’s iron lung fund. The boat leaves at 8:30 o'clock. Tickets are available from Mrs. Fraser at department headquarters. William R. Brennan, department membership officer, announces at the membership meeting on July 10 there will be a drawing for the official uniform of the American Legion to be awarded to some mem ber of this department who either collected the 1940 dues of 15 mem bers or brought in the five new members for the year now closing. The contest closed on July 1, and all members eligible to participate must have their names in depart ment headquarters on or before July 10. Posts are reminded that July 16 is the deadline for the counting of members for convention dele gates. Masonic News The annual Ashing party and out ing of the Master’s Association of 1936 will be held July 11. They will entertain the men of the Masonic Home. Automobiles will assemble 6 a.m. at Eleventh and Pennsylvania avenue BE., and go to Past Master Harry Benson's cottage at Hopei's Point, Md. Past Master August 7. Bertram is in charge. t Legion Auxiliary's ; Reports Studied by Awards Group Kenna-Main Unit Plans To Present Library of 500 Books at Camp Mrs. Catherine Mills, chairman of the District of Columbia Depart ment, American Legion Auxiliary, Committee on Trophies and Awards, MEETINGS THIS WEEK. Monday—Kenna-Main Unit, Hitchcock Hall, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 8 pm.; United States Treasury Unit, New Colonial Hotel, 8 p.m.; Lincoln Unit, Central High School, 8 p.m. Tuesday—Sergt. Jasper Unit, ^Grafton Hotel, 8 p.m.; James ^Reese Europe Unit, Gamett Patterson High School, 8 p.m. Wednesday — G o v e r nment Printing Office Unit. 8 p.m. Friday—Police and Fire Unit, 3072 M street N.W., 8 p.m.; James E. Walker Unit, Gamett Patterson High School, 8 p.m, announced last week the committee is considering unit reports in prepa ration lor awards to be made at the department convention, August 9 and 10 at the Department of Com merce auditorium. Mri. Mill*. The K e n n a | Main Unit, No. 37, will present and dedicate a library of 500 books, Including bookcases, at the Bald Eagle Camp next Saturday at 6:30 pm. Mrs. Ernest R. Grant of the Tubercu losis Association [ will be the prin I cipal speaker. [Mrs. Myrtle Spudis, past unit president, now serving as department president, will preside. All members of the American Legion and Auxiliary are invited. Vincent B. Costello, Unit No. 15. met Tuesday at the Y. W. C. A., 614 E street N.W.. with Mrs. M. Green burg presiding. Delegates and alternates to the department convention were elected as follows; Delegates, Mrs. M. Greenburg, chairman; Mrs. J. E. Watson, co-chairman: Mrs. F. Cas sedy, Mrs. S. Deery, Mrs. G. Pugh, Mrs. K. Mills. Mrs. E. Pilgrim, Mrs. S Bachafer, Miss M. Garry and Mrs. C. Campbell. Alternates are: Mrs. Nina Pem frey, Mrs. Irene Sullivan, ^Irs. Ann Gambling, Mrs. Mary Murray and Mrs. May Miller. Mrs. Charlotte Campbell was ap pointed as page from the unit. A special meeting of the Sergt. Jasper Unit. No. 13, will be held Tuesday at the Grafton Hotel at 8 p.m. to elect delegates and alternates to the department convention. The president, Mrs. Imogene Gallagher, will preside. Cooley-McCullough Unit met Tues day night at the Y. W. C. A. with the president, Mrs. Edith Warren Quinn, presiding. The following members were ob ligated. Mrs. Ethel G. Lynch. Miss Mae Bowers, Mrs. Ruth I. Malczew ski, Mrs. Elizabeth Stone and Mrs. Ethel Broughton. Miss Elizabeth Thorpe of Oppor tunity House, 78 I street N.W., spoke on the work done for underprivileged children and needy families at this settlement house. A special meeting has been ar ranged for July 22 at the Y. W. C. A. 614 E street N.W.. when delegates and alternates will be elected for the department convention in Au gust. Mrs. Quinn appointed the junior president, Miss Helen Zaruba, as page for the convention. Mrs. Ellen Louise Warren, chapeau national of the Eight and Forty, left Washington on Wednesday for a Western trip. Official visitations will be made in Michigan. Idaho, Utah. Nevada. Oregon, California, Washington, Montana and South Dakota. In Reno, Nev., Mrs. War ren will present a national scholar ship award to a war orphan for furtherance of education; also she has been asked to dedicate the new salon colors. In Couer d'Alene, Idaho, a new salon will be organized and another scholarship award presented in Pocatello. Idaho, by Mrs. Warren. In Detroit, Mich., the national sec retaire, Mrs. Pauline Rairdon, will meet Mrs. Warren and confer on plans for the national convention to be held in Boston in September. In Johnstown, Pa., a meeting will be held with the national chairman of finance, Mrs. Haws. After visiting the World's Fair in San Francisco, a tour will be made by motor to Yosemite Valley with the California members. A delegation from the State of Washington will visit Mount Rainier following the visitation to Portland, Oreg. In Watertown, S. Dak., Mrs. War ren will address the department convention of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. William Corwith, national pres ident of the American Legion Auxil iary, spent last Sunday in Washing ton with Mrs. Warren and will also meet Mrs. Warren in Watertown bn July 29. The major achievement of this administration under the leader ship of Mrs. Warren will be the es tablishment of an Eight and Forty child health center at Tucson, Ariz., for tubercular children of veterans. On her visit there early this year she found children suffering from tuberculosis from 37 States besides the District of Columbia and Mex ico. National Association Of Regulars Adjt. Gen. Edgar H. Taber has addressed a letter to President Roosevelt suggesting that civil serv ice requirements be waived for for mer service men in the filling of positions in the War and Navy De partments during the present na tional defense emergency. It is suggested that any former service man who desires advice on the ways and means of obtaining a position under the present $4,000, 000,000,000 national defense program call at national headquarters of the N. A. R., 907 G place N.W., and talk with John Arthur Shaw. National Defense Post will meet at 1915 L street N.W. on the eve ning of July 15.