Racine Journal Times 23 June 1957
Wisconsin CAR Society To Meet Here Wednesday The annual state-conference of the Wisconsin Society, Children of the American Revolution, will be held in St. Luke's parish house Wednesday, June 26, with Racine's Chippicotton Society, CAR, as hostess. The one-day meeting, which will bring representatives from societies in Madison, Oshkosh, Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine, will open at 9 a. m. and close at 4 p. m. Luncheon will be served by St. Cecilia's Guild of St. Luke's Church. Mrs. Frank J. Hall, senior state president of the Wisconsin Society, CAR, will be hostess at an informal get-together at her home, 2715 Washington Ave., for delegates arriving I Tuesday. .Both Mrs. E. Stewart James, senior national president, and Miss Dorothy Buckton, national president, will be here for the conference. Mrs. James, whose Gloucester, Va., home, "Church Hill Plantation," dates back to 1652, has long been active in jboth DAR and CAR circles. She served as Virginia president of CAR from 1950 to 1953, was elected first national vice president in that year, and became senior national president in April, 1955. Miss Buckton, • whose home is in New York, is 19 and a junior at Barnard C6llege, Columbia University, where she is majoring in government. Mrs. Walter Hoerman is senior president of Chippicotto Society and Linda Hanson is serving as its junior president. Other officers are: Vice president, Timothy Kurten; chap- jlain, Merrillyn Griffith; secretary, Jean Berg; treasurer, Mary Jo Ehen; registrar, Sandra jJames. Both Miss Hanson and Miss Griffith hold state office , as well, the former as treasurer and the latter as historian. Chippicotton Society was organized in 1939, taking the Indian name meaning "river of roots." It is sponsored by Racine Chapter, DAR, and aided by the Mary Chase White Junior Group. Objects of the National Society, as outlined in the CAR handbook, are: To acquire knowledge of American history; to help preserve the places made sacred by the men and women who forwarded American independence; to ascertain deeds and honor memories of those who served during the American Revolution; to promote the celebration of all patriotic anniversaries; to hold the American flag sacred above every other flag; to love, uphold and extend the institutions of American liberty and patriotism. Membership in CAR is open to boys and girls under 21 who are lineally descended from persons who rendered material aid to the cause of American independence. Albany Oldest City In Original States Oldest existmg settlement of the original 13 states is Albany, New York. A fur trading post was set up there by the Dutch in 1614; it was chartered as a city in 1686. Patent on Melodeon I'Dates Back to 1849 The first melodeon, a small reed organ, was made by C. Austin, of Concord, New Hampshire, who was granted a patent on June 19, 1849. NO SUITES There is a definite trend away from using sets, or suites of furniture.