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WOMEN in tL NEWS I By .10 AX YOTNC.KR For thirty five years Anne Carroll Moore lias played the- role of literary mother to the thousands of N'ew York children who throng the public libraries. Hut now she is quitting as superintendent of children's work at the library and is turning her job over to Mrs. Frances Clark Sayres. Miss Moore was a pioneer in the flold of youthful reading. As a graduate of the Pratt Institute of library science, she noticed. howl noovc il very little was done to catalogue and' encourage the children's books. Then and there she decided to make them her syeclalty and for ton years or more she was the only worker of her kind in this field it was she who .started the story hours for children which are now a routine part of almost every large library. Mrs. Sayers' work with children has been more recent. Formerly with the library school at the I'ulvorsity of California, she was once the children's assistant at the N'ew York public library. Lik" Miss Moore, she also combines her library work with writing— but while Miss Moore has specialized in technical books on library science, Mrs. Suyers is the author of several books for youngsters. , From Kio lie .Janeiro comes some news about South America's own Dorothy Thompson—Scnora Sylvia de Hittencourt, feminine columnist supremo in the good neighbor countries. The Seiumi wields a shrewd and vivid pen and she doesn't confine herself solely to politics. Now and again she'll leup into the realm of poetry, on other days she'll take- up the. beauty of Kio Pe Janeiro and on reallv stormy days she whips up a (powerful and caustic comment on women and their place in South American society. Known as a crusader and widely road. Scnora De Bitteneourt. is a feminist and she'd like to see the Brazilian women emancipated legally and professionally — but not privately. Charming and gracious the Senora runs no risk of l^ing termed a. "hatchet face" by her enemies. She's a groat believer in f online a.ppeal and she> not little lipstick and a pood hair do, though by and lar^ sho sticks to simple clothes and a. clipped and curly bob. The Senora's column is .signed with her pen name of "Majoy". (Mah'-Hoy> a.n Indian name she picked when she first wont into public life. Not that she Is liash- ful— -Var from it. For Majoy often comes out from behind hor cloak of newsprint to speak for or against a cause she believes in And in New York today was movie actress Anabella, MOIIU-- times known as Mrs. Tyrone Power. This blonde beauty was stirred hi a most unwanted role in the bit; city — for she appeared ut court on charges of defrauding hor ajjont. Her main defense rested in the fact that no one could possibly call legal phraseology Kntf- I jish' — and thai she for one all movie contracts wore crazy." All this, you understane, little French accent topped gestures, shrugs and gallic charm. According- to Annabella, she simply couldn't understand contrarls ____ .,11,1 odo had never asked for any extra money. Said she: "1'vo made a lot of money in Hollywood: why should 1 a*U for anything more ?" 1 a oft

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  1. Statesville Daily Record,
  2. 05 Sep 1941, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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