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AMONG THE STAMP COLLECTORS
News of the Philatelic World, Its Interests and People—Review of
the Stamp Press—List of Local Meetings.
By James Waldo Fawcett.
A series of stamps representing
heroic scenes from American history
has been proposed to President
Roosevelt. The subjects to be con
sidered for interpretation in the de
signs Include “Washington Crossing
the Delaware.” “The Bombardment
of Fort McHenry,” “Capture of Cha
pultepec,” “The Monitor and the
Merrimac,” “High Tide at Gettys
burg.” "Rough Riders at San Juan
Hill,” "Dewey at Manila Bay,” “Bat
tle of Belleau Wood.” “Battle of
Chateau Thierry,” “Defense of Wake
Island,” "Lt. Kelly Sinks the Ha
runa,” “Lt. Bulkelev at Subic Bay”
and “Gen. MacArthur at Corregi
dor."
Collectors approving the plan tr•
Invited to communicate with Depu
ty Third Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Roy M. North.
Treasury Department press re
leases dealing with stamp collecting
hereafter will be checked by a rep
resentative of the philatelic public
before being distributed. This con
cession has been granted by Charles
Schwarz, director of public rela
tions, as one result of widespread
criticism of the circulation of un
proven charges that Axis postal pa
per to the value of $20,000,000 was
being marketed in the United
State*.
A scheme for the building of 5,000
public schools is to be financed by
the issuance of 2,000.000 postage
stamps authorized by the govern
ment of the Dominican Republic.
Philippine stamps, including even
the long-neglected Aguinaldo issues
of 1899; are headed skyward in the
philatelic market.
Officials of the Post Office De
partment are reported to look with
disfavor upon a proposal for a series
of stamps to raise funds “for the
building and construction of addi
tional defense units for the United
States Navy.” It is pointed out
that no citizen need wait for the
manufacture of a set of semi-postal
adhesives in order to contribute to
the naval establishment. He can
buy Defense bonds or Defense
stamps already available.
Margaret Kemodle. writing for
the Associated Press Feature Serv
ice, say?: "One of the three Pacific
war fronts, the Malay Peninsula,
furnishes good news for collectors
by sending two new stamps to this
country.
“Actually the stamps—from Pe
rak and Pahang—are not new in
design or value, but they are new
In color. They were printed in
London and are reported to have
reached the colonies Just before the
Japanese invasion.
"The Perak stamp, bearing a pic
ture of the Sultan Iskandar, was
green in the old issue and is orange
in the 2c Just arrived. The Pahang
8c formerly appeared in gray and
now is red with a picture of Sultan
Bakar.”
Elmer C. Pratt, editor of the
News Bulletin of the Association of
South Jersey Stamp Clubs, declares:
“With all this turmoil, upset condi
tion, talk and work, we collectors
are just a little better off than many
others, for we have our stamps
• • * to help us to keep our bal
ance. This is just where our stamp
clubs, stamp exhibitions and stamp
friends fit in and help us to carry
the job along with a lighter heart.”
War conditions have made it
necessary to cancel first-voyage cov
ers planned for the new ships of
the United States Lines and the
American South African Line. Col
lectors who had sent money for
these souvenir envelopes are re
quested to permit it to be turned
over to the welfare fund of the
Seamen's Church Institute, but
those who wish their remittances
returned will be accommodated if
they will send stamped, self-ad
dressed envelopes to the Cover
Agency, 25 South street, New York
City, not later than February 28.
A commemorative has been re
quested for the 400th anniversary
of the discovery of California.
Designs for Free France stamps
for St. Pierre and Miquelon have
been submitted to Admiral Muselier
by H. F. Warner, an English sig
naler serving on the submarine
Surcouf.
Representative Sol Bloom of New
York, who sponsored the George
Washington bicentenary and Con
stitution sesquicentenary stamps of
1932 and 1937, now wants another
series of propaganda adhesives. His
purpose on the present occasion is
to gain publicity for the 450th an
niversary of Christopher Columbus’
first voyage to America in 1492.
The Stock Exchange Philatelic
Society, 11 Wall street. New York
City, will sponsor a two-color print
ed cachet cover to mark the 150th
anniversary of the New York Stock
Exchange on May 17. Readers in
terested are asked to send names,
addresses and 10 cents for each en
velope wanted. Profits, if any, will
be assigned to the Red Cross.
Vance Holden, secretary of the
Garfield-Perry Stamp Club of Cleve
land, died January 5. He had been
a collector of the postal issues of
France and of the United States
and was widely known for his con
structive service to philatelic or
ganizations of every useful sort.
George W. Linn, editor and pub
lisher of Linn's Weekly Stamp
News, Columbus, Ohio, remarks that
the original V for Victory stamp
was the 3c baseball sticker issued
by Postmaster General James A.
Farley in 1939. Sure enough, there
STAMPS AND COINS.
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SI.86 eat. value of Hawaii—fie (plus Se
itawpl. Approvals included. Cheltenham
Stamp Co.. Cheltenham. Pa.
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WASHINGTON STAMP CO~
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DAILY STAMP AUCTION
WEEKS STAMP SHOP
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ALBUMS
Par Cateetora, Staaapa. Seta. Tawa. Da
taatora. Rinaea, Stack Backa. cte.
Harry B. Mason, 918 F N.W.
CULLEN’S “
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This symbolic cover raises the question of what will happen
in Germany at th'f end of the Second World War. Franked
ivith stamps which at an earlier time would have represented
a small fortune, the pictured envelope was mailed as catas
trophic inflation swept over the Reich, impoverishing millions
of its people. Such, in part, was the price for having failed
to win a decisive victory. American economists believi that
history may repeat in the defeated countries in the years that
lie ahead. —Star Staff Photo.
is something in the upper left cor
ner of the indicated design resem
bling the symbol of eventual tri
umph.
The new colonial stamps of Prance
—three each for 24 different geo
graphical designations—are authen
tic works of art. Each separte pic
ture appears to have been drawn
from life. The subjects are officers
and men of native regiments en
gaged in the work for which they
have been enlisted.
Sanabria’s “Complete and Una
bridged Airport Catalogue for 1942”
was published January 17. It in
cludes 1,000 pages of text and illus
trations, a veritable airmail ency
clopedia of obvious valhe to even
the casual collector.
Louie C. Bean will sponsor a spe
cial Crosby photo-embossed cover to
be mailed on President Roosevelt’s
birthday, January 30, carrying a
commemorative stamp canceled on
board the presidential yacht Po
tomac. The fee, including envelope
and postage, as well as service, will
be 25 cents, proceeds designated to
the Mile o’ Dimes fund. Send names,
addresses and remittances to Box
85, Route 5, Anacostia, D. C.
A proposal to “penalize” phila
telic writers for using pen names
has been put forward by a Chicago
stamp journalist and is being dis
cussed, somewhat acidly, in the
periodicals edited by his contempo
raries. “Making the punishment fit
the crime,” what would he do to the
philatelic equivalents of "Junius"
“Elia,” “Mark Twain” and “O.
Henry”?
The Secret Service has been
“checking up” on violators of the
law forbidding the publication of
pictures showing United States cur
rency. Collectors and philatelic
writers consequently are advised to
obey the spirit as well as the letter
of regulations relating to stamp illus
trations. The existing law is liberal
and for that very reason should be
observed scrupulously.
So-called “war effort” stamps of
the Union of South Africa have been
overprinted “S. W. A.” for use in
South West Africa.
The story of Rudolph Thomas,
stamp forger, was dramatized on
the “Missing Heirs” program Tues
day evening. If no other bene
ficiaries are discovered, the phila
telic public which he victimized
might claim the $250,000 he left.
Mexico announces six comment -
oratives for the fourth centenary of
the city of Merida, capital of
Yucatan. Denominations Include
2-cent, brown, ancient ruins; 5-cent,
orange, stone effigy; 10-cent. purple,
coat of arms; 20-cent, blue green,
shore fortress and ancient figure;
40-cent, olive, university building;
1-cent, red, plaza, cathedral and
convent.
Complaints have been made
against a practice of clerks in the
Philatelic Agency who dissect as
many as 8 or 10 sheets at a time—
with the result that some speci
mens are tom beyond acceptance for
philatelic purposes.
Separating stamps properly is an
art which not everybody understands
or appreciates, and on occasion Post
Office Department employes, for lack
of skilled instruction and careful
supervision, are among the worst
offenders against the golden rule of
perfection.
A meeting of the directors of the
Hobby Association will be held at the
Brook Tea House, Silver Spring,
tomorrow evening at 6 o’clock.
A special cachet for President
Roosevelt's diamond jubilee birth
day and the March o’ Dimes cam
paign will be sponsored by the
Fleetwood Cover Service, Mount
Vernon, N. Y. The design, a com
position by L. W. Staehle. is to be
printed In three colors, and each
envelope will be franked with a
4>/2C coil stamp showing the White
House. Place and date of mailing,
Washington, January 30. Inclusive
charge of 20c for each cover wanted.
Eugene Klein, 212 South Thir
teenth street, Philadelphia, has pub
lished an illustrated catalogue for
the second part of the foreign stamp
collection of William F. Leupold,
Grenada to Zululand, scheduled for
sale at auction February 14.
Harry L. Lindquist, writing In
Stamps Magazine, observes: “Some
people may think that we should
win the present war before we be
gin to plan for our future after the
war, but such people are short
sighted, as was demonstrated by
World War I. If during that war
we had given more thought to a
Just peace the second war would
never have occurred, and our most
farsighted statesmen and econo
mists today are giving as much
thought to the period after the war
as they are to the successful prosecu
tion of it. • • • A hobby will be a
necessity in this coming period, and
all of us who collect stamps have
a flying start on the rest of the
world."
C. Warner Bates, 180 Homestead
avenue, Albany, N. Y., will send a
copy of the Bctutlfte Philatelist to j
any reader who forwards postage
with request.
According to Der Sammlerfreund,
Queen Victoria, up to 1930, had ap
peared on 2,882 different postage
stamps. Her grandson, King George
V, in the same year was credited
with 2,254 similar representations.
Stamp meetings for the week are
listed as follows:
Tomorrow evening at 8—Wood
ridge Stamp Club, stamposium, res
idence of Mr. and Mrs. Wes. M.
T^ron, 2802 Twentieth street NJE.
Tuesday evening at 8—Collectors’
Club oT Washington, Thomson
School, Twelfth and L streets N.W.
Program and bourse, exhibition by
Emil Zimmerman.
Wednesday evening at 8—Wash
ington Philatelic Society, Lee Sher
aton Hotel, Fifteenth and L streets
N.W. Harry A. Fox will exhibit and
discuss a specialized collection of
modem covers. Auction.
All week—La tin-American exhibi
tion of stamps and covers, Pan
American Union Building, Seven
teenth street.
j _
Hobbies and Hobbyists
News of Activities Here and Nearby
By Edmond Htnderer.
A new hobby society has Just
been organized in Washington.
The Mlneralogical Society of the
District of Columbia has been
formed and has elected the follow
ing officers: president, C. H. Robin
son: vice president, Dr. Ernest E.
Fairbanks: secretary-treasurer, Miss
Mary R. Schultz, and assistant
secretary-treasurer, Walter Slavin.
The first Tuesday in each month
has been designated for the meet
ings, with 8 p.m. as the time. Meet
ings will be held at various schools
and notice will appear in this col
umn on preceding Sundays, or in
formation may be obtained from
the secretary, Miss Schultz, Lin
coln 4637.
Much interest was shown at this
first meeting, and many people more
or less connected with the subject
professionally have indicated that
it is their hobby as well by Join
ing this society. For example, the
vice president, Dr. Fairbanks, and
Frederick W. Horton and Albert J.
Kauffman, two of the members, are
all connected with the Bureau of
Mines.
A few other names among the
charter members may indicate the
range of interest. There are W. T.
Baxter, a teacher and author on
the subject: Martin Greenwood, a
Jeweler; Richard W. Lemke, a
student at Georgetown University;
Karl J. Albrecht, patent office;
Charles J. Williamson, War Depart
ment: Capt. I. Livingston, U. S. A.;
Dr. J. Russell Berbricke, Jr., and
so on.
Interest in mineralogy is keen,
and there is every indication that
it will be an extremely active and
interesting group. No previous
knowledge of the subject is required
for membership. If you would like
to know more about it, Just go to
the next meeting.
The Dollogy Club o£ Washington
elected officers at its January meet
ing. The following will serve for
the coming year: President, Mrs.
Victor J. O’Kelliher; vice president,
Mrs. J. H. Dellinger; corresponding
secretary, Miss Mona Hill; record
ing secretary, Mrs. Martin Elen
baum; treasurer, Mrs. William Gar
rison. ’Hie following board mem
bers were elected: Mrs. Virginia
Woodin, Mrs. William P. Meggers
and Mrs. Mildred Nott.
The club has been quite active
lately and has been entertained at
the homes of two of the members,
where doll collections were on dis
play. Mrs. William R. Knobloch
showed her daughter's collection to
the club on January 10, and on the
14th Mrs. Gerard Lee exhibited
dolls collected by her father, Dr. W.
J. G. Thomas, during extensive
travels, and now possessed by his
granddaughter.
At the request of the Army the
Federal Communications Commis
sion has just banned all "hams”
(amateur radio operators) com
pletely from the air. Previously
the headquarters station of the
Radio Relay League was allowed
to broadcast in order to keep its
members advised as to developments
in the emergency network, and in
dividual members of the network
could test broadcast. It was found
that all this carried too far to sea,
and had to be stopped. ,
In order to keep their hands in
it looks as though the hams will
have to start building receiving sets.
Previously most all of them built
their own sending equipment, but
bought commercial receivers. If
they can obtain parts they may
have a try at developing new and
better receivers.
There was an Interesting visitor
at the last meeting of the Metro
politan Society of Model Engineers
in the person of Robert Melra, from
Rio de Janerio, a civil engineer. He
is here to study American railroads
and railing methods.
Mr. Meira has been here about
one year and is connected with the
Brazilian equivalent of our Inter
state Commerce Commission. His
organization differs from ours in
that the Brazilian government owns
certain railroads which are operated
by Mr. Melra'8 unit, which also
exercises control over the others.
He is building models of our rail
road equipment to take back to
Brazil as part of his findings on
the subject and we suspect that
he has a fondness for the models
for their own sake. He has been
a model builder in the past, having
once built gas model planes.
The Capitol Model Aeroneers’ new
officers are: President, William Pen
noyer; vice president, Samuel Wal
lace; secretary-treasurer, Charles
Weiss. Several of the members are
building tether model planes and
we hope shortly to be able to tell
you when and where these latest
type models may be seen in flight.
NO MEETINGS THIS WEEK,
but the Metropolitan Society of
Model Engineers will be working
in the clubroom. 356 Union Station,
on Monday and Friday as usual.
Workers are welcome.
Today’s Workout for the Puzzle Fans
HORIZONTAL.
VERTICAL.
1. Former Rumanian
monarch.
6. Male Ringing voice.
10. Insect’! feeler.
14. Claw.
19. Link between North
and South America.
20. Dash.
21. Mixture.
22. Writ of execution for
debt.
24. Preposition.
25. To strike.
26. Son of Jacob.
27. Girl.
28. Equality.
29. Behold!
30. Seeing organ.
32. System of philosophi
cal religion.
35. Chinese money (var.).
37. Former Turkish officer.
38. To buy tScot.h
40. Sea eagle.
41. To rule.
43. Before.
44. Cry of sorrow.
45. To penetrate.
47. To grow old.
49. To set free.
51/To charge.
52. By way of.
54. Pouch.
56. Glides.
57. Owns.
58. Previously.
62. Greek letter.
64. To attempt.
65. Eyeglass.
69. Couple.
70. What?
72. Archaic: old times.
74. Identical.
76. Reimbursed.
77. Insect.
78. Symbol for tantalum.
80. To declare.
83. Pertaining to birth.
86. Brazilian coin.
87. Close-fitting Jacket.
89. Child.
90. Vast age.
92. Remorseful.
94. Quantity of paper.
96. Plant organ.
99. Roster.
100. South American
republic.
104. Wastecloth.
105. To drink.
107. To mock.
111. Hummingbird.
112. Thick, viscid liquid.
114. Spanish game.
116. Teutonic deity.
117. Gypsy.
118. To apportion.
120. Obtains with difficulty.
122. To pose.
123. Artificial language.
125. Hindu princess.
126. To make believe.
129. Dialectic: one.
131. Swine.
133. Weapon for the end of
a rifle.
136. Artificial language.
187. Goddess of peace.
139. Young bear.
141. Babylonian deity.
142. To chasten.
145. Agreement between
nations.
147. Hard-shelled fruit.
149. Weblike.
153. Thin piece of clay.
154. Dry.
155. Disembodied spirits.
157. Rodent.
159. Hindu woman's
garment.
160. Entirely.
161. House plant.
163. Using two languages.
166. To immerse.
167. European fish.
168. Slang: crony.
169. Russian mountain
system.
171. Image.
172. Tennis stroke.
174. Compass point.
175. To abandon.
177. Valley.
178. Hint.
179. Lazy lounger.
181. Tempestuous.
182. Goddess of discord.
183. Poetic: evenings.
184. City in Belgium.
<blessed by the B
1. Deep valley.
2. Article.
3. College cheer.
4. To leave out.
5. Potter’s wheel.
6. Is connected.
7. Malt beverages.
8. Taste.
9. One who shoots from
hiding.
10. Speaking many ,
languages.
11. Wing.
12. To careen.
13. To have.
14. Wigwam.
15. Wolfhound.
16. Gaelic sea-god.
17. King of Bash an.
18. Large antelope.
19. Part.
23. To drink the health of.
31. A newt.
33. Period of time.
34. Hastens.
36. Anger.
37. Priest's vestment.
39. Elevation of bodily
temperature.
42. Approaches.
44. Ancient fable-maker.
46. Inlet.
48. Head organ.
50. Indo-Iranian.
51. Tribe of Israel.
53. Paid notice.
55. City in Pennsylvania.
57. Stop!
58. Armadillo.
59. Path.
60. Religious ceremony.
61. Archaic: the.
63. Palm leaf.
65. Length measure.
66. Caution.
67. Attachment on
property.
68. To copy-read.
71. Head covering.
73. Excavates.
75. Chart.
78. Abounds.
79. Archaic: Arabia.
81. Drunkard.
82. Craggy hill,
ill Syndicate. Inc.)
84. Positive terminal.
85. Liquid measure.
88. Back.
91. Pertaining to an
African river.
93. Sticky substance.
95. Entangled.
97. To slumber.
98. Latvian coin.
100. Group of tents.
101. Above.
102. Tardy.
103. Diving bird.
106. Golf term.
108. Persia.
109. Completed.
110. To give forth.
113. Dialetic: lively.
115. Brim.
119. Eaglestone.
121. Dirka
124. Siberian river.
125. Parts.
127. Holland commune.
128. Negative.
130. Elevates.
132. Firearm.
134. Hebrew month.
135. Till now.
137. To comprise.
138. Small case.
140. Humorous: steals.
142. Sedate.
143. Growth produced by
fungi.
144. Sick.
145. Elongated flsh.‘
146. Islands in the Pacific.
148. Greek letter.
150. Youth.
151. Ascends.
152. More mature.
154. Containing sodium
chloride.
156. To move sidewise.
158. Score.
16*. Slang: witty fellow.
162. Sandarac tree.
164. Part of speech.
165. Aerial maneuver.
168. To write.
170. Moslem name.
173. To prohibit.
176. Spanish for ‘Yes."
180. Symbol for iron.
* CHESS #
The Game and Its
Players
By Paul J. Miller, Jr.
Seven high school competed In
the 1941-42 winter team tournament
of the Washington Interhlgh Chess
Association. Games played between
first-boarders and second-borders
are the only ones that counted
toward the coveted honor, individual
Interhlgh Chess Association cham
pion.
After six rounds of match play,
in which he won from Bernard
Rosenberg, No. 2 Central star; Ed
ward Moore, No. 1 Fairfax ace; Don
Wyvell, second-boarder for West
ern: Howard Shelton, No. 1 Tech
champion and tltleholder of the
Interhigh Chess Association; Nor
man Horwitz, Wilson first-boarder
and captain, and George Wilson,
lead-off man for Tech, John Rober
Rast, native Washingtonian, being
bom here March 26, 1925, emerged
the successor to Champion Shelton
with six straight victories and no
lasses to his string of scalps.
It was an excellent performance.
At the beginning of the tourney
John Rast was a dark horse. He
was elected reporter of the Inter
high Chess Association, to whose
councils he came as an official dele
gate from Roosevelt High Chess
Club of which he is president. He
is a member of the Interhigh Chess
Honor Council and his chess ability
came to the fore as he played at
Macfarland Junior High, where he
captured the title which he held
for three semesters.
For two years he served as presi
dent of the Macfarland Junior High
JOHN K. HAST,
In ter huh Chew Champion.
Chess Club, having learned the ele
ments of chess by himself at home
at the early age of 8. Prior to at
tending Macfarland School he went
to the Hamilton School at St. Louis.
Mo. Locally he had previously
graduated from both Cook and
Barnard Elementary Schools. Re
turning to Washington from St.
Louis he entered Macfarland Junior
High and his chess career began.
His favorite opening is the Ruy
Lopez, his favorite master Nlm
zowltsch, and the first three chess
books in his library are Nlmzo
witsch’s “Chess Praxis,” Reti’s
"Masters of the Chessboard” and
Znosko-Borovsky’s “The Middle
Game in Chess.”
He prefers over-the-board chess
to any other and relishes either the
open or the cloee game. The fol
lowing game is an example of open
game play:
_ „ *aCT LOPEZ.
Whit*. Black. Whttt. Black.
*•*- lUrwiU. Bait. Harwttx.
1. P-K4 P-K4 17. 0—0 K-Ktl
s. Kt-KB3 Kt-QB3 18. P-QB4 PxP
3. B-Kt5 P-R3 19. PxP F-KS
4. B-R4 P-Kt5 20. P-B5 B-K4
5. B-Kt3 Kt-B3 21. R-Q7 Q.RS
8. Kt-KtS P-Q4 22. P-Kt3 Q-B3
7. PxP KtxP 23. R-Ql KR-Q1
8. Q-B3 B-K3 24. RxR ch RxR
9. Kt-B3 Kt-QS 25. RxR ch QxR
10. Q-K4 KtxKt 28. QxP eh K-Rl
11. QPxKt KtxB 27. QxB P-B3
12. KtxB PxB 28. QxP CMC
13. Q-Bfieh K-B2 29 Q-Q4 Q-B2
14 BPxKt B-Q3 30. Q-Q8 Q-Bl
15 B-K3 R-Kl Resism.
16. R-Ql Q-K2
•Norman Horwitx. cxpt»ln of Woodrow
Wilson Hlfh School's varsity Quintet, tum
ble* to Rast In the fifth round of the
1941-42 Interhlxh Chess Association team
tourney.
John Rast has traveled west to
the Pacific, north to Canada,
through the Mississippi River Val
ley and south along the East coast
line into Georgia. But he always
comes back to Washington, to his
home at 220 Allison street N.W.
Chess is a hobby, his main one;
that is, besides reading. If per
chance you are in the vicinity of
Roosevelt High on a Wednesday
about 3 pm., then stop in room No.
219 afld you will see the new inter
high chess champion putting his
cohorts through their paces in an
ticipation of winning the association
team championship for the coming
spring semester. Or dial Taylor
6959 to arrange a tilt with the cham
pion himself.
Chess Problem No. 415.
Br ERIC M. KASSBERG. Long Island. New
York. (Original to The Washington Btar
lor entry in the 1941-42 International
Two-Move Problem Composing Tourna
ment.)
BLACK-10 MEN.
WHITE—* MEN.
WhiU to riMT and Mato to Tva Maraa.
At Boston the New England
Championship Tournament was
won by Milton Kagan of Brookline,
Mass., student at the Massachusetts
State College of Amherst, who de
feated A. C. Martin of Providence,
R. I, in the playoff, 4ft—3ft.
NEWS FROM DOGDOM
Notes on a Variety of Subjects of Interest in
Washington and Vicinity
By R. R. Taynton.
The Old Dominion Kennel Club
held its annual election of officers
at the January meeting. Howard
Grimm was elected president and
delegate to the American Kennel
Club. M. Gardiner and Lucille
Scaggs are the new vice presidents.
Mrs. Mary K. Powell and James A.
Allen are the two secretaries, and
Arthur Scharfeld is treasurer. Leo
Murphy is chairman of the Bench!
Committee and reports that plans
for the spring show are well under
way, with acceptances received from
most of the Judges invited. The
Alexandria Chapter of the Ameri
can Red Cross has been designated
as beneficiary of a percentage of
the show receipts.
This step is in line • with that
taken by most of the Nation's ken
nel clubs, which are definitely de
fense conscious and are adding
large amounts to the various funds
being raised for defense and
amelioration of war suffering. There
is danger that in the rush to mount
the bandwagon of national defense,
some peacetime agencies which de
vote their time to relief of suffer
ing will suffer. For many years the
Hospital for Crippled Children in
Baltimore received a substantial
sum from the Baltimore show. This
year it will not. The Alexandria
Hospital and Nursery have received
much needed help from the Old
Dominion Club in the past. This
year that help will go to the Red
Cross. Crippled and homeless chil
dren still exist and still need help.
Arthur Scharfeld has been called
to Cleveland by the sudden death
of his father and the extreme ill
ness of his mother. He was elected
treasurer of the Old Dominion Club
in his absence.
From all over the country and
from fanciers of many different
breeds come plans and claims for
their dogs in war work. Obedience
training clubs are opening their
ranks to receive mongrels, realizing
that a well-trained dog of any breed
or of no breed is a potential asset
in the war and during periods of
stress, but that an untrained dog
is a decided liability.
Fanciers of German shepherds,
bull terriers. Airedales, collies,
Doberman pinschers, boxers and
many other breeds advance the
claims of their dogs for valor In
war work, based on their record!
in wars of other years. Mrs. Fran
cis Crane, foremost breeder of Great
Pyrenees, injects a modern angle
in this war-dog business by point
ing out that her white giant dog
is particularly adapted to serve as
a guide and companion during
blackout periods by virtue of his
size, color and temperament. Sev
eral dogs of this breed, and there
are not very many in this country,
are already serving as guards at
Army camps, one in the Baltimore
area.
From World War I the Ger
man shepherd emerged as the pop
ular breed. What breeds or breed
wili gain new popularity from this
war cannot be foretold, but there is
no doubt that the course of canine
affairs will be materially altered by
current events.
If the published total of 2,500 dogs
has not yet been entered for the
Westminster Kennel Club show on
February II and 12. you may still
get your dog in this most glamor
ous of indoor shows. Tomorrow at
noon is the absolute deadline. Your
entry, containing information about
the dog’s breed, registered name,
number, parentage, date and place
of birth and breeder, as well as
class you wish him shown in, should
be wired or mailed direct to the
club's headquarters, 590 Madison
avenue. New York City.
This is the 66th annual venture
of this club. This year, as last, it
will be a two-day show, with all
breeds being judged in the first day
and a half, and groups and spe
cial features occupying the after
noon and night of the second day.
All dogs except puppies between 6
and 12 months must have won a
first, second or third place in a
licensed show held before January
12, 1942.
Calvin Pierson, owner of the
cocker spaniel Nietsche, C. D., has
been transferred to Salt Lake City,
where he has promptly interested
himself in kennel affairs.
In Local Bridge Circles
-By Frank B. Lord ■
The Federal Bridge League started
the second half of its 1941-2 season
of team-of-four bridge games last
Tuesday night at the Wardman Park
Hotel. The season will continue for
13 weeks, not counting the last Tues
day of‘each month on which the
master pair game will be played,
nor February 10. on which night a
game will be held for the benefit
of the blood bank.
Many of the teams which par
ticipated In the first half of the
series were reorganized and other
new foursomes were added. The
Lions team, which led throughout
the first half of the season by a
comfortable margin, dropped into
the second division last Tuesday
night while two new teams, the Cap
itals and the Ho-Boe, went to the
front, the former with a record of
17*4 boards won against 6*4 lost.
The Ho-Bos were a board and a
half behind them with 16 won and
8 lost.
The following are the teams which
entered the season series with their
full time players and alternates:
SECTION 1.
The Four Kings—Mart Kurtz,
Sidney Markey, Edward Wertkin,
William Brewer, Don Zieve, Jane
Mann and Ed ward Fuchs.
V. A. I. N —Dr. Emily Grewe. Mrs.
Paul E. Golden, Miss Doris Rock
well and Mrs. Jessie McEnnery.
Justice—Karl W. Greene. Ray
Laughton, H. G. Campbell, W. W.
Bannon and G. F. Kneip.
Lions—Mrs. Frederick Eberson. C.
A. Lyons, R. E. Marsh and Dr. C. C.
McDonnell.
W. P. A.—W. de St. Aubin, Mrs.
St. Aubin, Mrs. Burt Palmer. Lewis
G. Tubbs, John Thornton and Mrs.
Thornton.
Compensation Board—Gene Her
mann, C. M. Foster, J. J. Peters. R.
C. Kiser, W. Tallman. Mrs. Tallman
and Miss F. C. Foster.
Federals—J. L. Koster, R. E. Mul
len, T. E. Schmedl and C. A. Whit
ten.
SECTION 2.
Mixed Party—Miss L. A. Ehringer,
G. M. Richards, Rush Buckley and
Mrs. Florence Stein.
Wild Deuces—Miss Paris Keener,
Mrs. Sharlot Worcester, Miss Grace
Eaton and Mrs. Ida Terrant.
Penton team—Mrs. Katherine J.
Fenton, A. L. Scott, Mrs. Helen
Smith and Frank B. Lord.
Stags—George Hill, Ralph Peter
son, W. C. Fewell, K. G. Gibson,
D. R. Shankle, Harry Wensel and
Mr. Reed.
Capitals—F. R. Gamer, H. E.
Gamer, George L. Kathan, H. R.
Young, R. Touch, R. Aukshun, M.
Magargel and O. L. Simpson.
Union—Mrs. A. R. Hodgkins, R. L.
Higgins, Miss Jane Bittner and O.
R. Matthews.
Eastern Teachers—Mrs. W. F. Ste
venson. Mrs. Margaret W. Stetson,
Miss Doris Williams, W. B. Fuchs
and Edward Tate.
SECTION 3.
C. C. C. <fe R.—Miss K. Ramsey,
Miss Estelle Clemson, Miss Anna M.
Charist and Mrs. Lucy Cahn.
Ho-Bos—William J. Hogan. Mrs.
Hogan, J. D. Boyd, Mrs. Boyd and
Mrs. Jean Henry. '
Easy Aces—Mrs. Karl W. Greene,
Miss M. Monroe. Miss Cornelia
Prather and Miss Louise Damon.
Volunteers—E. W. Goad, T. P.
Lloyd, Mrs. Mildred McDowell, Miss
Serena Kramer, Miss Lloyd, Miss
Inez Cooper and Mias Gerda Mones.
The 4 Ms—Miss Margaret Rucker,
Mrs. Myrtle McMahon, Mrs. Mary
Ditto and Miss Pearl Murray.
In the first section Compensation
Board won 15 out of 34 boards; high
north and south pair were Gene
Hermann and J. Foster, Compensa
tion Board, 77 points; east and west,
Mrs. F. Eberson and C. A. Lyons,
Lions, 73 points.
In Section 2, the Capitals won 17Va
out of 24 boards. High pair north
and south were Harry and Frank
Garner, Capitals, 71 points; east and
west, George Kathan and H. R.
Young, Capitals, 78 points.
In Section 3, the Ho-Bos won 18
out of 34 boards. High pair north
and south were Mr. and Mrs. Boyd,
Ho-Bos, 25 points tied with Mrs.
Myrtle McMahon and Mrs. Margaret
Rucker, 4 M’s; east and west, Mias
Lloyd and Mr. Goad, Volunteers, 81
points.
The standing of the various teams
at the close of the Tuesday night
game was:
Section 1.
Won. Lost.
Capitals_17% 6%
Ho-Bos_16 8
Compensation Bd_15 9
Mixed Party_15 9
Federate_14% 9%
Easy Aces__ 14 10
Volunteers .14 10
Section S.
Lions ..13% 10%
Union -..13% 10%
W. P. A.__12% 11%
Fenton.11% 12%
Justice_11% 12%
Wild Deuces_10% 13%
C. C. C. & R..10 14
Section S.
Woo. Los*.
V. A. I. N.. 9 15
Eastern Teachers_ 9 15
4 Kings_ 8 16
Stags...— 7 17
4 M's_,_ 6 18
Defending the team-of-four cham
pionship title of the Northern Vir
ginia Contract Bridge tournament at
the George Mason Hotel in Alexan
dria this afternoon—and evening
will be the inter-city foursome of
experts comprising Col. Robert J.
Gill and Claggett Bowie of Balti
more, S. C. Churchill of Silver
Spring, Md., and Washington and
Cecil Head of New York.
The tourney has been in session
since Friday and has included wom
en's pair, mixed pair and open pair
events. Today's team game will
conclude the series with the excep
tion of the intermediate game which
is designated for those players who
have no more than four master
points. Convertible points and in
dividual prizes will be awarded to
the winners in addition to the per
manent trophy presented by the
Alexandria Gazette. This will be
held by the successful pair for one
year. The tournament has been di
rected by Russell J. Baldwin and
Mrs. C. F. Waltman under the aus
pices of the American Contract
Bridge League with Lewis G. Tubbs
of Arlington as sponsor.
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