War Mothers, 1934
animals of west the fashion the noon given doors animals who Kokomo Helen, short at at to be a mentioned of many has Large Gathering of Women Who Gave Sons to Service at Legion Home. . With the national and-state presidents and other notables of the American War Mothers present, order held a largely attended meeting Monday at the American Legion home here. Mrs. Mary J. Thatcher, fourth state vice president, as district head was presiding officer. Among the distinguished guests were the national president, W. E. Ochiltree, ConnersviUe; president, Mrs. E. May Hahn, Indianapolis; founder and president emeritus, Mrs. Alice French, Indianapolis; state president of Illinois, Mrs. Gertrude Carey, Joliet, IH.; secretary to the national president, Miss Nellie Veach, Connersville; first state president," Mrs. C, Eoyd, Newcastle; third state vice president, Mrs. Lola Winn; state treasurer, Mrs. W. S. Norris, Frankfort; past state president state magazine chairman, Mrs. C. Gibson, Logansport; state chaplain, Mrs. Rebecca Saunders, Gas City; past state chaplain, Mrs, Winslow, Fairmount. The visitors arrived during the morning hours which were spent on the spacious veranda of the horns with informal visiting. The reception committee was composed of Gold Star Mothers of the local chapter, Mrs. Luella Morgan, chairman, Mrs. Julia Nelson, Mrs/ Eva Eldridge, Mrs. Minnie Hankins, Mrs. Anna Morlock and Mrs. L eighty. Luncheon was served by the American Legion Auxiliary at tables, each with a pastel colored cover and napkins to match and centered with a white candle. cups of black cellophane with pastel colored bases added a decorative note. Beside each place was program booklet to the cover of which was fastened a red the flower of the War Mothers. delicious two course luncheon served. While the company was being seated Mrs. Edward Duddy played a program of piano numbers. Saunders, state chaplain returned thanks. Covers were laid for five, including as special guests. Fred Goyer, commander of James D. Golliday post, American Legion, Mrs. Goyer and C. V. Haworth, superintendent of the city schools. A welcome to the guests was extended by Mrs. Effie Stewart, president of the local War Mothers, following which Mrs. Thatcher introduced the distinguished guests. After the luncheon tables were cleaTed away a business session was held and program, given. entertainment features included: Vocal solos--"Little Mother" and Gold Star Mother," Cris Sarnson; piano--"Sonata," Hayden and "Ammorillis Aire," Gyhs, Jimmie Isham; readings-- "Worry, Worry" and "Pedigrees," Isabelle Kohn; vocal solo,--"Whispering Hope," Mrs. G. D. Thatcher. Officers of the other patriotic organizations present were introduced and Mrs. Ralph Marquis, American Legion Auxiliary presi-1 dent, on behalf of the Legion presented each of the guests a Legion cane. During the business session matters of interest to the mothers were discussed^ Much praise was accorded the local chapter for its delightful entertainment. Mrs. Thatcher as general chairman assisted by other Kokomo members with Mrs. A. C. Davis, Mrs.- Ollie Costlow and Mrs. Sophia Wilier as program committee. Representatives were present from Logansport, Marion, Faii 1 mount, Swayzee, Frankfort, Gas city, Newcastle, Indianapolis and ConnersviUe.