At Annual Dinner
President Roosevelt and other
high Government officials along
with leaders of the armed forces,
including Gen. George O. Marshall
and Admiral Earnest J. King,
were guesu of honor as the White
House Correspondents Association
held their aist annual dinner at
the Statler Hotel last night.
Mr. Roosevelt, observing the 11th
anniversary of his inauguration,
took time oft from White House
duties to join with hundreds of cap
ital reporters in the gay party.
Unlike his custom at the dinners
in the past, Mr. Roosevelt had
nothing to say. On the other hand,
the correspondents chose the occa
sion to Are several sly digs at the
Chief Executive, who chuckled good
Attired in Business Stilt.
Introductory speeches made sport
of many of Mr. Roosevelt's favorite
expressions. Typical was this re
mark by a master of ceremonies who
introduced some of the entertain
“This is a new experience for me,
but I seem to remember someone
once saying ‘all we have to fear Is
The President, attired in a plain
business suit, sat with the new head
of the association, Merriman Smith
of the United Pres# and Paul Woo
ton. the retiring president
For the second year, the event was
a benefit for the National Infantile
Stars of the National Broadcast
ing Co., headed by Frits Kretsler,
violinist, and Bob Hope, gave the
entertainment program, With the
Navy Band furnishing the incidental
Other Entertainers. 1
The entertainers included also:
Gracie Fields, the British comedi
enne; Orchestra Leader Fred War
ing, and a company of eight artists
and a large choir: Pedro Vargas, the
Mexican tenor; Elsie Janis, of mu
sical comedy fame; Walter Dare
Wahl, comedy pantomimist; Wally
Boag, balloon trickster; Nan Merri
man and Robert Merrill, singers;
Dr. Frank Black, leading a 40-piece
NBC orchestra; Ed Gardiner, the
“Archie” of Duffy’s Tavern, and a
group of models.
The new officers of the association
took over at the dinner. Mr. Smith
succeeded Wooton, Washington cor
respondent for the New Orleans
Times-Picayune and McGraw-Hill
publications, who is returning to
his former post of secretary-treas
urer. Succeeding Mr. Smith as vice
president is J. A. Fox of The Star,
while members of the executive
committee are Fred Pasley, New
York News; John H. Crider, New
York Times, and Robert G. Nixon,
International News Service.
Comdr. Clifton Whyte
Cited by Halsey, Fitch
Comdr. Clifton Whyte, formerly of
1020 Second place N.W., head of the
Sgabee units in the Green Islands,
northermost outpost of the Allies’
northward push from the Solomons,
recently was commended on the
progress of an airfield In what once
was a cocoanut grove, according to
an Associated Press dispatch.
The commendation cam* in a Sur
prise inspection tour by Admiral
William F. Halsey, commander in
the South Pacific of naval forces,
and Vice Admiral Aubrey Pitch,
commander of the South Pacific
air forces, five days after the in
vasion of the islands.
Admiral Halsey particularly praised
the Navy construction battalion
units on the speed in building the
airfield. He also commended de
fenses set up by New Zealand and
Comdr. Whyte told the Allied
commander that his Seabee crews
were working around the clock to
complete the airfield which is 30
minutes’ flight time from Rabaul,
New Britain. When he announced
plans for night work with electric
lights, some one cautioned against
The Seabee commander replied,
"Of course it’s dangerous—damned
dangerous—but his is war. To hell
with Jap bombers. We’ve got a
job to do.”
Alabama Act Requiring
Union Fiscal Report Upheld
By the Associated Press.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Mar. 4.—A
three-judge tribunal in a State Cir
cuit Court today upheld a section of
Alabama's union-regulating Brad
ford Act requiring local unions to
file financial statements With the
State, but ruled invalid another ma
jor provision of the statute.
The act's section 13—requiring
that no strike could be called except
when the stoppage is authorized by
a majority vote of the employes—
was held unconstitutional.
Judge J. Russell McElroy, one of
the three jurists, said in a summa
tion of the decision that plaintiff
unions had contended that under
section 13 "members of a craft union
who usually do not comprise a ma
jority * * • could not lawfully agree
to simultaneously cease work for a
just cause, unless other employes
engaged • ** * who might be perfectly
satisfied with their Own working
conditions, should decide to vote to a
Blood Donor Unit Visits
Fort Myer This Week
The Mobile Blood Donor Unit
W'ill visit Fort Myer Tuesday
through Friday, E. L. Usilton,
chairman of the Arlington County
Chapter of the Blood Donor Serv
ice. announced yesterday.
This will be the unit's sixth bi
monthly visit to the fort. Col.
Howard Donnelly, commandant of
Fort Myer, Va., said that volunteer
response for blood donations is ex
pected to demand the unit’s maxi
mum facilities, as it has in the
Will Meet Tuesday
The Botanical Society of Wash
ington will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday
at the Cosmos Club, Madison place
and H street N.W. The annual din
ner of the organization will b« held
April 25, at a place yet to be se
Arthur Bevan and W. A. Dayton,
of the United States Forest Service,
will speak on the Pan American
Highway In Central America and its
botanical aspects, at Tuesday's meet
D. C. Woman Teaches Crafts
To Wounded at Hawaii Hospital
Miss Christine Louise Herrmann, 3711 Cumberland street
N. W., inspects weaving done by Marine Staff Sergt. Mario *
Blanci at Pearl Harbor. She is one of many Red Cross workers
administering to our servicemen throughout the world.
—U. S. Marine Corps Photo.
(The following story was writ
ten by Sergt. David C. Stephen
son of 2232 Massachusetts avenue
N.W., a Marine Corps combat
PEARL HARBOR (Delayed).—
Because Miss Christine Louise Herr
mann of Washington, Red Cross
recreation worker, doesn't “believe
in standing still for a minute.” the
Naval Hospital here is a beehive
of recreational activity.
One of the most striking features
of the Red Cross recreational pro
gram is the' teaching of handi
crafts to patients, many of them
marines and sailors recovering from
battle wounds. Miss Herrmann,
who holds a degree in physical edu
cation from George Washington
University, has stimulated this ac
tivity so successfully that roughly
50 per cent of the patients ap
proached have taken up a handi
“It all started a few months ago
with a single frame and a spool
of thread,” Miss Herrmann ex
"That’s right,” said Marine Staff
Sergt. Mario Bianci, San Diego,
Calif. “I saw somebody else weav
ing rugs so I tried my hand at it.
Pretty soon I had made all these,”
he added, proudly pointing to a
colorful array of handbags and
Patients are taught how to weave
belts, rugs, pocketbooks, table mats
and watch straps. They make mod
el airplanes, carve coconut belt
buckles, string bracelets, necklaces
and wristlets of the native koa
seed (batches of which Miss Herr
mann boils daily to permit thread
ing). They even make paper leis
and hula skirts.
“It was the pay-off,” laughed Miss
Herrmann, “when one of the boys
asked me what size waist I had so
that he could measure me for a hula
skirt he was making for his girl.”
At that moment a sailor walked
up to Miss Herrmann and asked
"Do you have a cook'book?”
Since he was going to become a
cook when he returned to his ship,
Miss Herrmann promised to get
him a cook book.
Here are a few samples of Miss
Before Christmas she arranged
for a popular curio store to exhibit
its goods at the hospital so that the
patients could select Christmas pres
ents to send home.
Arranges transportation for pa
tients going to or from town and for
bringing movie reels and stage set
tings to the hospital.
Supervises the work of the Gray
Ladles, in connection with the rec
Selects movies for bed patients.
Arranges for concert programs,
glass-bottom boat trips, picnics and
Figures out designs for handi
Fulfills dozens of requests daily.
(Somebody wants starch; another
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Gifts to Red Cross
Will Aid Activities
Of Men Overseas
Funds contributed to the Dis
trict Red Cross will make pos
sible the expansion of over
seas activities among our serv
icemen, and maintain essential
services at home.
The story of Miss Herrmann's
work at Pearl Harbor has its
counterpart in other war tones.
The District area is seeking
$2,665,000. Your gift can help
achieve the War Fund goal.
wants a map of the South Pacific to
see where he had been wounded)).
Sends cablegrams (the Red Cross
at this hospital gave a large sum for
expeditionary force messages sent
by Tarawa wounded).
Supervises the recreation room
(equipped with writing desks and
stationery, radio, piano, darts, ping
pong table, etc.) and distributes the
Red Cross's 16 radios as fairly as
possible, according to the number of
patients and their condition.
Gets patients together with their
brothers, or other members of their
family who are on this island. "Last
week we reunited twins,” she re
Miss Herrmann is collecting scrap
metal too. "As soon as we get more
workers,” she said, "we can start
metal work among the patients.”
Public Timber Removal
Cancelled in Parkway
Recent dwindling of interest has
necessitated the discontinuance of
public removal of dead and down
timber from Shepherd Parkway, It
was announced yesterday by Super*
intendent of Parks Irving C. Root.
The presence of a few woodcutters
did not Justify the amount of super
vlalon needed, It was explained.
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Pledged by Elks Lodge
Ambrose A. Durkin, acting exalt
ed ruler, yesterday pledged the sup
port of the individual members of
the Washington Elks Lodge in the
American Red Cross War Fund drive
to raise »200,000,000, in addition to
the lodge donation of $500.
"The Red Cross does not need to
be ‘sold’ to us.” Mr. Durkin declared.
"It has demonstrated its worth in all
of its services on behalf of the dis
"The record of Elkdom, in co
operation With the Red Cross, “is a
proud one. The subordinate lodges
have contributed ambulances, hos
pital equipment, and other material
in addition to funds. They have
opened their clubrooms as head
quarters for campaign organization
meetings and as centers for blood
donations. The Red Cross can con
tinue to count on the continuing
support of local Elkdom."
Chinese Fighter Pilot
Missing Over Europe
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, Mar. 4.—Lt. Wau Kau
kong of Honolulu, the only Chinese
fighter pilot with the American Air
Force in Britain, was reported miss
ing in action today.
Lt. Kau-kong, who bagged his first
German plane laat month, flew a
Mustang bearing the double name
“Chinaman’s Chance" and “No
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To Be Lecture Topic
David D. Jones of the Agriculture
Department, will speak on "War
time Cultural Progress in Ireland”
at 8:45 pm. Tuesday at the Thom
son School, Twelfth and L streets
N.W., in the second of a series of
lectures on culture, music, folklore
and history of Eire, sponsored by the
Douglas Hyde Branch of the Gaelic
The league, under the direction
of its president. Dr. James A. Geary
of Catholic University, conducts
classes in Gaelic each Tuesday be
ginning at 7:30 p.m.
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The western group of finalists, who assembled in
Chicago and travelled together from there, arrive
at Union Station.
After registering at headquarters*, three hopeful
scientists look over the program for the 4ay(
before interviews with the judges begin.
A barrage of questions follows the talk on lighting research by Dr.
V7 S. G. Hibben, director of applied lighting for the Westinghouse Lamp V
Division. Finalists crowd around to examine the devices with which
he illustrated the discussion. ^
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Three finalists rest in the patio of the Pan
American Building during the first sight-seeing
trip of the Institute.
Finalists from Wast Virginia and Wyoming,
interviewed at Station WRC, tall about their
experiences in the Science Talent Search.
Rodman Jenhini An nil I on H. S.
niueHir Wo Rod H. S.
"*8& Pickett Toceen Senior H. S.
L Rickard C. Hinkle Tahoe Branch
V Placer Hman H. S.
■ Jacque* C. Poirier Woodauw Wilaea H. S.
F or. rmn9a*m*?°*mA
George F. Hardy St. PuLiaboea
Senior H. S.
Nan Honour G*rk H. S:
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Eleanor J. Springer Edwardrrtile H. S.
Ben R. Mottelron Lyon* Towmhip H. S.
Irring W. Reman Hand Park H. S.
Donald P. Tachody Atlantic City H. S.
Joyce M. Marriron kfcMhuni H. S.
(MiMburn, New Jeraey)
Laou W. Green Paaaaic Senior H. S.
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Gilbert S. Daniel* BrooklynTechnical H J5.
Lionel F. Jaffe Erarme* HaH H. S.
William A. Newcomb Garden City H. S.
Mary R, Bond Marlborough Central H.S.
Anne Hagopian The Bmariey School
Bromc H. S. of Samoa
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I.eooard Zahlow Iran B. S. of Sctmae
Ejlen M. I mint Wakon High School
Victor Majrper, Jr. The Maniiaa School
(Maakn, New York)
Patricia A. Dunkel Brighton H. S.
Theodore E. Howck Brighton H. S.
Edmond G. Dyett Riot Free Academy
Eric M. Hewlett Hasty* B. t.
Joan A. Baird Whitethorn CeaMahlohoot
Roeemory J. Dehors
Kenneth W. Ford Phillip* Exeter Academy
(Exeter, New Hampahwe)
Steadman Thompaon The Andenon School
(Staatebrng, New York)
Robert H. Kraichnon Cheltenham B. S.
Albert P. Earle Friend*' Central School
Lee M. Herthemon Taylor AMdardtot Hi,
Nancy A. Decant Ikmbot High School
Nancy W. Sterm WUHomhr B. L
Ruth H. Mike Mm Pm B. S.
Charles W. Butler Wmt H. S.
Wayland E. Noland Wkcoliaiii H. S,
Royal M. Corr Whitehall Boy School
Amber C. DavwUon
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Scholarships moping ap so £3400.
These yasm men and women have been
chosen by ragoroas competitive anamination
from among she 15,000 picked secondary school
sentoos in aft parts of the Unsttd Seams who
participated in the Third Annnnl Science Talent
Thsoagh the Science Talent Search, an effort
is being made to find potential scientists while
they are still in high school, and to help provide
opportanities for them to develop their ability.
The college records of the 80 pterions finalists,
and also of the 520 yoong men and women who
received honorable mention show that they me
making good use of these opportunities.
The Science Talent Search is eondacted by
Science CWbs of America, and administered by
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