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And String Win $50 Wrapping Prize Lansburgh & Bro. Employe Stars at Paper Economy Contest Robert Fleming of Lansburgh & Bro. Department Store turned an old piece of cardboard, a piece of string, a frying pan and assorted odds and ends into $50 worth of Defense bonds last night. ’ Mr. Fleming was the winner of the grand prizes in the bundle wrapping contest, sponsored by The Star, in co-operation with the Merchants & Manufacturers’ Asso ciation, and held In the Chamber of Commerce Auditorium. The contest winner had the idea exactly. He wrapped the most the best with the least. •" The purpose of the bundle-wrap ping contest was to demonstrate to the operators of local stores the extent to which precious paper and cardboard can be conserved by care ful use of materials. Three Problems Presented. There were three problems pre sented to the best talent from the wrapping departments of the stores. One of these was to tie up an as sortment of goods, such as a cus tomer might pick up at a single counter. The second was to gather to gether for a customer a number of things which might have been pur chased in different parts of the store. The third was to wrap up some heavy equipment which was to be delivered by store truck. It was in the latter division that Mr. Fleming made his appearanoe. He was handed a 12-lnch frying pan, two sharp paring knives, a hank of clothes line and some clothes pint. The wrapping champ put all the looee articles Inside the frying pan, then took an old piece of discarded cardboard, which he had picked up around the store, and placed it over the top. Adds Only String and SMIL The cardboard was square, and Mr. Fleming folded down the edges. Then he wrapped a piece of string ground it. That and nothing more. He had a package which was secure, peat and which had required not ao much as a scrap of new paper ma terial. In the other divisions the winners were William H. Hudson of Peoples Drug Stores and Miss Elisabeth Maver of the Hecht Co. Mr. Hudson did up a neat bundle Of a hairbrush, liquid tooth paste and tissue, in a fashion designed to use almost no paper. It was very com pact and pleasing. Miss Mayer tied up a man’s shirt, a slip, a couple of neckties and a pair of women’s bedroom slippers. Her point of superiority over the others lay in her ability to make p very tight bundle—without crushing the shirt. Mr. Fleming, Mr. Hudson and Miss Mayer all received $25 Defense bonds, contributed by The Star. Mr. Fleming, as the grand prtte winner, got another $25 bond, put up by Mur ray & Heister, dealers in paper boxes. Others Win Prlxes. The winners of the other prises were: Clerk-wrap—Ten dollars In De fense stamps to Mrs. SSthel Via of S. Kann Sons Co.; $5 Defense stamps to Mrs. Edith Moore of the Hecht Co. Wrap and carry—Ten dollars in Defense stamps to Estelle Scott of Lansburgh & Bro.; $5 In Defense stamps to Fanny Franklin of Frank R. Jelleff, Inc. Wrap for delivery—Ten dollars in Defense stamps to Herman T. Phil lips of S. Kann Sons Co.; $5 in De fense stamps to Mrs. Nettle Lumpkin of Woodward & Lothrop. The judges of the contest were Mrs. A. C. Watkins, president of the Federation of Women’s Clubs of the District of Columbia, and Mrs. P. C. Ellett, president of the District of Columbia Congress of Parents and Teachers. William Coyle, radio director of The Star, acted as master of cere monies. The program was opened With the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner” by Perry Martin, radio singer. New Method Shown. Fleming Newbold, vice president and business manager of The Star, apoke. Garland Shortt, operating manager of Lansburgh’s, gave a demonstration of the new methods of wrapping packages with prac tically nothing, as compared with old and wasteful methods. Socrates Calevas, an employe of Laneburgh's with a pleasing voice, sang two songs and Lansburgh’s employes put on a skit, showing how the new wrapping and delivery policies of the stores are affecting the consumers. Participating in the skit were Bill Davies, Camille Payne and Donald Jones. Arthur Gray was the commentator. Then came the catch-as-catch ean wrapping contest, with employes from leading business establish ments competing in the three divi sion*. While the Judges were out, films were shown to the audience. Rev. A. C. Hanna Dies; Ex-Missionary to Burma By th* Associated Press. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Feb. 6. The Rev. Alexander Carson Hanna, 53, Baptist missionary to Burma for 30 years, died in City Hospital last night after a long illness. Mr. Hanna came here from Granville, Ohio, two years ago after retiring from active service in the religious field because of ill health. Work Week (Continued From First Page.) day half-holiday leave with pay, periodic salary advancement, and generous retirement provisions. The burden of the war effort requires the utmost effort on the part of every Government employ* and every other citizen. “The committee believes that Fed eral workers in the District will patri otically and willingly work the extra time if that will contribute to relieve a situation that is rapidly getting worse. If more workers are brought into the District than can be ac commodated by housing and office accommodations the more likelihood there is of present personnel being removed to other cities to make room for them. “The committee recommends early eonsideration of this phase of the Federal employment situation by administrative officials." CHAMPION BUNDLE WRAPPERS—Pictured as prizes were awarded after the wrapping contest last night are (left to right) Miss Elizabeth Mayer of the Hecht Co., first prize for general wear package; Mrs. A. C. Watkins, president of the District Federation of Women’s Clubs and one of the judges; William H. Hutson of Peoples Drug Stores, first prize for miscel laneous package; H. L. Fleming of Lansburgh Si Bro., grand prize and first prize for “to send” package, and Mrs. P. C. Ellet, president of the District Congress of Parents and Teachers, the other Judge. Contestants in the general wear package group are pic tured while wrapping their bundles. Each wanted to convince the Judges of ability to turn out a neatly wrapped parceifwitn the minimum amount of paj>er. •—Star Staff Photos. Justice Hughes Sends Message to Stimulate D. C. Red Cross Drive Campaign Is Reported Lagging; U. S. Treasurer Turns Over $500 Check Former Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, in a message to spur the lagging District Red Cross War Fund campaign, yesterday declared the record of the American Red Cross "is perhaps the noblest record of American achievement which we have.” Among the large personal gifts turned over to the District fund yesterday was a $500 check from United States Treasurer William A. Julian. Other large gifts were those of O. B. Macke Corp., $100; National Furniture Co., a second gift for $100; a second gift from employes of the International Business Machines Corp., $188.25; R. P. Andrews Paper Co., $102, and Tophams. Inc., $56. Mrs. Homer Case, chairman of booths, pointed out today that the booths in theaters, stores and at Union Station were designed to supplement regular donations. Glad to Get Pennies. "We are glad of pennies, nickels and dimes," she said. “I would like people to remember that these are not booths for membership enroll ment but booths open to the smallest donation. Those whose gift must be so small that they hesitate to mail it in may help by handing It over to the Red Cross workers In the booths, who are giving service day after day to make It possible for every man, woman and child to contribute.” Reporting on Red Cross work, Mrs. Brown Harbold, surgical dressing chairman, announced that her aides had begun work on their first quota of bandages for the Navy, need of which has increased greatly since Pearl Harbor. Local hospitals, she said, are well stocked with bandages and surgical dressings. Sixteen young women, members of a class preparing for Red Cross Auxiliary Motor Corps, will take their first lesson in changing tires and making minor motor repairs at the auto shop of the Beltsville Ci vilian Conservation Corps camp to night. Their instructors will be C. C. C. enrollees. 51,400 Inquiries Received. The District women will be Joined at the camp by students of the Bethesda Auxiliary Motor Corps. Members of the class from the Dis trict include Miss Elsie Burns, Miss Jean Frost, Mrs. E. C. Golden, Miss EVENING PARKING AT THE CAPITAL GARAGE 6 P.M. to 1 A.M. Day Rates, 30c 1st Hr. 1320 N. Y. AVE. i Mary Hanlan, Miss Isabel Hughes, Sirs. Robert Jaeobs, Miss Helen Ma rino. Miss Jean Moser, Miss Dona Moser, Miss Annia Muller, Miss Isa bel McGoldrick, Miss Greta Richter, Mrs. Benjamin Shaw, Miss Geral dine Striven. Mrs. Rose Tabb and Miss Elizabeth Volght. More than 300 women members of the staff assistance course at George Washington University yes terday were told by George P. Browne of Insular and Foreign Op erations for the Red Cross that field workers now being sent to the Eastern war area are already vet erans in Red Cross administration and field work. Discussing the foreign inquiry service of the Red Cross, Mr. Browne added that 51,400 requests for in formation about friends and rela tives in Europe had been answered in the last year. Missing persons, he said, had been traced as far as 1.000 miles from the spot where rel atives had last heard from them. Hyattsville Aides Named For Red Cross Fund Drive Committees have been appointed to head the American Red Cross war fund drive in the Hyattsville election district of Prince Georges County which includes Hyattsville. Edmonston, Melrose and West Hyattsville. The area’s goal is $3,000 and the county’s quota, 120,000. Mrs. Ralph Shefler, Hyattsville district chairman, announce* ap pointment of the following com mittees: Publicity, E. W. Puller, Ralph Dudrow, jr.; Joseph Mathias, Wil liam Moore and David Ginsberg. Public offices and utilities, Harry Hall, Robert Bradshaw, Leland Cheek, Miss Prances Buck, Egbert Tingley, Bernard Scholz, Arthur Hepburn and Authur Woodside. Business, Jack Norman, Sylvan Dietz, Pete George, Otis Dudrow and Leo Walters. Organizations and special activ ities, Mrs. Paul Jackson. Professional and special gifts, T. Howard Duckett. Church, Mrs. Howard Smith. General citizens. Councilman Thomas Hume, chairman; Mrs. Reuben Richardson, chairman for Edmonston. Venezuela is encouraging the use of cook stoves that consume fuels other than coal or wood. Defense Sidelights Woman Volunteers Urged to Attend Course To Qualify Them for Information Booth Jobs The Civilian Defense Volunteer Office today called for women to take a course of training to qualify them as defense information spe cialists for duty in booths to be set up throughout the city. Volunteers should register at the C. D. V. office. 501 Pennsylvania avenue N.W. The course will begin Thursday at the District Building, and experts in various fields of ci vilian defense will lecture three mornings a week for a month. The opening lecture will be given by Miss Craig McGeachy, public relations officer of the British Min istry of Economic Warfare, who will speak from experiences on the value to public morale of adequate infor mation In wartime. Almost 1,000 auxiliary police of ficers are to be sworn in this after noon at exercises in the Department al Auditorium, Constitution ave nue, near Twelfth street N.W. Po lice Chief Edward J. Kelly will pre side, and the District Commissioners are expected to attend. The volunteers have been finger printed and investigated by the de partment and wiU be added to the 3,455 auxiliary officers already en rolled. A collection of $288 was raised at a recent meeting of the Kalorama defense area in the John Quincy Adams School, Deputy Air Raid Warden W. T. Kruglak has an nounced. “I feel we must pay our way by contribution* from private sources," Mr. Kruglak said. “Up to the pres ent time we have had to beg. borrow and steal. It is necessary to keep the building heated where we are on duty all night. In the past we had to borrow stationer, typewrit ers and paper. From now on this office is on its own and is being girded for the struggle ahead." About 1,200 residents attended the meeting. More than 700 air-faid wardens already have been sworn in. Saved From Sinking Craft ANNAPOLIS, Feb. 6 (A*!.—A Coast Guard Reserve patrol crew yester day rescued Capt. Jack Livingston from the foundering powerboat Hawsie B after he had exhausted himself working hand pumps to keep the craft afloat. A new high In production was made in 1941 by the Government mints; they turned out 1,827,486.276 coins with a face value of $102,209, 510.45. CAR - WASH Any Car—Any Timm TRIANGLE MOTORS 1401 Rhode Island At*. N.E. Army Officers’ Broadcloth SHIRTS J.59 2 for $3.00 Regulation khaki broad cloth shirts in all sices and sleeve lengths. irmipi -i.I Week Deyt OdL /e ft Smtorden • A M. te » P M. Vw* W !>• .. 8 A.M. te 11 P.M. , DAYLIGHT SAVING which start* February 9th, will conserve millions of kilo watts of electrical energy. Let us suggest another sensible wartime economy that’s even closer home to you. Try Marlow's Famous Reading Anthracite the low-ash hard coal. See for yourself how much extra heat you get from this genuine laundered coal that’s as nearly 100% pure as can he produced. Marlow Coal Co. 811 E Street N.W. NAtional 0311 For Your Safety Tomorrow Buy Defense Bonds and Stamps Today Pound Testifies Today On Right of Press To Enter Radio Field f Broadcasting of News Hasn't Cut Circulation Figures, F. C. C. Told Roscoe Pound, dean emeritus of the Harvard Law School, was to tes tify today as the Newspaper-Radio Committee continued its presenta tion of testimony before the Fed eral Communications Commission in opposition to prohibitions against licensing of radio stations by news papers. At yesterday’s session, the com mission which is investigating radio newspaper relationships was told that radio broadcasting of news has not resulted in decreased reading of newspapers. Dr. Herman 8. Hettinger, professor in the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, said newspaper circulation had kept pace with the increase In population, and that this demonstrated that the pub lic has confidence in the press. Another witness, Ernest Angel], New York lawyer and president of the Council for Democracy, said he felt prohibitions against operation of broadcast stations by newspapers would be "fraught with a great deal of danger to the democratic pro cess." Broadcasts to Germany. Mr. Angell told the commission the council was organized after the fall of Prance when “a wave of de featism and an apparent loss of faith In democracy" swept this coun try. Its purpose, he explained, Is “to help the American people rebuild their faith In democracy." The council's activities Include broad casts to Germany “to explain what the American war effort Is and why.” Calling maintenance of freedom of speech and freedom of the press “Important to democracy,” Mr. An gell expressed a fear that prohibi tions against newspapers might eventually lead to prohibitions against radio station operation by other classifications such as em ployers, labor unions or church groups. Donald Harris, an P. c. C. attor ney, asked Mr. Angell whether he would oppose action by Congress to establish some system of apportion ing stations among various groups. The witness described that as "com pletely unworkable.” Circulation Rises 24 Per Cent. During the period 1920-1949, Mr. Hettinger said, newspaper circula tion In the United States increased 24.1 per cent, while the population Increased 24.5 per cent. He told the commission that while newspapers and radio were competitors, the principal compe tition was for national advertising. Newspapers, he said, receive a major part of their advertising revenues from local advertising, while radio s major part comes from national ad vertising. In most cases, Mr. Hettinger testi fied. he regarded it as a “matter of small consequence ” to a newspaper’s financial stability whether it op erated a broadcast station at pres ent. He added, however, that he could not predict what result the development of television and fac simile might have. Four Army Flyers Missing Since Tuesday B» the Associated Press. SACRAMENTO. Calif., Feb. An Army plane, in which four men began a routine flight Tuesday afternoon, is missing. Sacramento Army Air Depot disclosed last night. Aboard were Second Lts. R. J. Heidestadt and W. V. McShane and Sergts. M. Bittner and R. L. Ktrt land. Addresses of the men were not recorded. Air depot officials said they heard rumors that a plane had been sight ed and explosions detected in the vicinity of Fort Johns Mountain, Shasta region, but that these re ports were unconfirmed. Phone Your Nearest Ice Cream Store or Hobart 1200 A$h for MELVERN ICE CREAM It’s Delicious! Floridan Is Convicted | Of Drowning Rich Widow 8} the Associated Press. MIAMI. FIs.. Feb. Charles B. Savage, 46-year-old former boatyard operator, was convicted of man slaughter yesterday for the death of Mrs. Hannah Ford, who drowned here last spring. Mrs. Ford, a wealthy widow, died when the car in which she, and Savage were riding plunged into a canal. He had married her 54 days earlier, but the marriage was an nulled after her death as a result of an investigation initiated by Govs. Stassen of Minnesota and Holland of Florida and of civil suits brought by Mrs. Ford’s relatives in Mora, Minn. The annulment was granted on the ground that Savage already was married. He also was removed as adminis trator of Mrs. FOrd’s $75,000 estate and finally was indicted for murder. Judge Paul Barns withheld sen tence untU defense attorneys decide whether to appeal the verdict. Sav age could receive up to 20 years Imprisonment on the manslaughter conviction. Priest, Noted as Church Music Authority, Dies Bt th* Associated ltd . BALTIMORE, Feb. 6.—Requiem mass will be said tomorrow morning 1 for the Very Rev. Msgr. Leo P. Manzetti, chaplain of St. Mary's Orphanage and internationally known authority on music in the Catholic Church, who died yester day. Following his wish, the funeral service will be simple, conducted without sertnon and music. Burial will be in the New Cathedral Ceme tery. Bom April 27, 1867, at Evlan-Le* Bains, France, of Italian parentage, Father Manzetti became one of the world's greatest authorities on Gre gorian music. His most important work in recent years, incomplete at the time of his death, was revision of the St. Basil’s hymnal. LOST. BEAGGLE HOUND, 9 month*, female named Dona: brown head, white collar and belly, black back. Reward. PR. 7983. BLACK CHANGE PURSE, eont. diamond ring, rosaries and small change. Reward Hobart 4078. COLLIE, brown and white, female, snared, answeis to ••Beauty." vie Shepherd Park. Tues . 10 pm. Large reward RA. 1900 or TA. 2900. DOG. male, dark gray and white, small young, wavy hair, white feet, dark blue eyes: lost on Eye street, In rear of 1111 Ere st. n.e. *5 reward.8* DOG redbone foxhound, lost In vicinity Oreenbelt. Md.. Jan. 27. Francis R. Clark. Berwyn; $5 reward.6* POX FUR: coat; blouse sweater; left in Clarendon. Va.. Jan. 28; PLEASE. OX 2897-J. Reward. _ POX TERRIER, small, kale, white. 2 black eyes: children's pet. Reward. Glebe 3569. GLOVE fine pigskin. Tuesday, in taxi to Union Station. HO, 0497. GOLD PIN. with rhinestone, imitation rubles In center; sentimental value; gen erous reward. AD. 7088. KERRY BLUE. male, soft coat with bluish tinge. Reward. 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