The Wilkes-Barre Record from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on February 12, 1949 · Page 9
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The Wilkes-Barre Record from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, February 12, 1949
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I 'Obcervaiice Held' By Junior League More Than 150 Guest Attend " rParty Sponsored by Local Group : , Some 150 guests attended, a party given by Wilkes-Barre Junior League In observance y or Its 15th ; anniversary in Hotel oterung last nigni. It was In February. 1S34. that we small group, Known until men r as the Junior Aide, was 'accepted : Into, membershlD . of the Associa tion of Junior Leagues of America,, an organization now number ing j.Ti .jueagues, wiin iouu membership of 53,000 women between 18 and 40, in the United . States, , Mexico, Hawaii and Canada.' - , , When the local group started, It had a membership of 35, which, through, the years has grown to 175. The purpose of every League is careful training of the individual member according to her talent, and emphasis on her obligation to give such talent to the community. With this in mind, this first . group endeavored to make itself useful to such existing agencies as the Welfare Federation, the United'1 Charities,' Wyoming Valley Woman's Club, the Shelter and Day Nursery, -Georgetown Settlement, the YWCA, Du-pont Settlement, Visiting Nurses, Girl, Scouts;-Red Cross and General Hospital. . As , the woman-power of . the group increased,- it branched out Into volunteer-work for" additional V agencies, and, served the following: West Side and West Pittaton Visiting Nurse Associations, i . General . Hospital i Hospitality Shop, , Homeopathic Hospital, Nesbltt Hospital, Coun- cil of Social Agencies, Osterhout, Hdyt and Back Mountain Libraries, Historical Society, Playground- and Recreation Association, the YMCA, Home for Homeless Women, Community Council, Wyoming - Valley and the Upper Luzerne County Tuberculosis Societies,' Little Theatre, Children's Service Center, - the Shut-Ins, Community " Concert Association, Kindergarten Federation, Traveler's Aid,, the Family Service Asso- , elation, - Luzerne County Federation for Planned Parenthood, the Wheel Chair Club, and the Blind Association. Since another purpose of each League In the national-association is to furnish financial assistance for needed community service, the Wilkes-Barre League haa during its history, attempted to nil some such needs. It's greatest contribu tions to the valley were furnishing a physio-therapist to work with crippled children for a period of lour years, and assisting financially with the' Civilian Defense Volunteer Office during the war. "It also contributed reguashrtO"tfie Community Chest and the iRed Cro r'fojrT?18 year,"ind"rhat iunusnea transportation ior me Girl Scout 1 Extension Troop for 14 years. It has tried to help the children of the community in many ways, having furnished layettes, glasses- for: school age children, camperships, free tickets for many , social and cultural affairs, and. a children's - broadcast program, 'Books Bring Adventure." These efforts have been financed in many ways, by polo games, a horse show, Follies, lecture series, and more recently, the .Bargain Box, a shop where used clothing in ' excellent"- condition - may 'be purchased reasonably ; On the- cultural side, the League has sponsored many projects, Including flower shows, current events, community' forum, radio forum, three lecture series, bring' ing outstanding speakers here, its education program, of which three have recently been outstanding in the valley, one on all aspects of coal mining, one on the Industries of Greater Wilkes-Barre, and one on children's needs in the community. Its most recent project made It possible . for children to hear the superbly , conducted Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. During the vears of World War 2, the League helped to establish .the Civilian Defense Volunteer Of flee under yOCD. It's members worked there,, and also1 in Red v Cross, as members of Nurse's Aide, Motor Corps, staff assistance. S reduction, surgical dressings ana unior Red Cross, also for various , foreign war relief organizations, for clothing drives, bond drives, and as control center operators, air raid wardens, on ration boards and In the . , USO. ' Individual members served In the Red Cross " overseas, and in the armed forces, , as Wacs, Waves and Spars. Illlillll . :: s - f ' I. Ml mm mW. lilllililiillllllll ' ' t MISS' FRANCES MELANIE HALSEY FRANCES MELANIE HALSEY TO BE WED TO JOHN P. WICKSER Mr. and Mrs, Joseph Gaius Halsey of Spray, N. C, and Nantucket, Uin unnnunro thii n?affement of their daughter. Miss fiances Melanle Halsey to John Philip Wickser. son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wlckser of Buffalo ana siasconset, nantucxeT, mass. of New York State, and Mrs, T l ,1 rsi.l. : Aummu xoiau Plans for Tea Young Israel Group VT.l Be Entertained Every , Saturday . Afternoon. Tha tea' and amokev to be anon- sored by Ladles' Auxiliary of Talmud Torah was planned at a meeting of the organization in Talmud Torah building. Mrs. Robert Jaffie, treasurer, gave report Mrs, Kegina k. siegei, wno presided, outlined the remaining activities of the year which terminated in June. Partial plans were made forlsuch activities, which Include the annual card and man jong party and a rummage sale. It was decided that the card and man long party would take place in May In Manfield Hall. It has been the custom of the ladies' auxiliary to act as hostess to ine cniuiren on cnamisno Oshar B'Shvat Jewish Arbor Day and announcement was made that gifts of fruit packages will be distributed in the classroom! again this year on February 1. ,The auxiliary will also have aa guests the newly formed Young Israel group at Shalos Seudas each Saturday afternoon In- the Talmud Torah y; auditorium. Mrs, . Max Jakubovics will be hostess this afternoon and Mrs. Harry Streit will be hostess on the following session. "'v'';' " . Mrs. Israel Wasserman was appointed as general chairman of the card and mah long narty. and Mrs. Louis Fierman'and Mrs, Thomas Dymond were appointed program chairmen. Hostesses were Mrs. Max Jakubovics. Mrs. Aaron Gold- ner, Mrs. Samuel Goldner and Mra Irving Baumhaft, Next , meeting will take jplace on March 8. - Polish Women's Alliance GrouD 326. Polish Women's Al liance, will meet on Monday night at 8 in Hotel Kedincton. Jttenort oi ma activities will be given ana tha first session of the newly organized "Progressive Card Tourna ment" will begin. Miss Dorothy Zebelski, Kingston, is chairman of the program committee. Other members: Mrs. Helena Rlofskl and Mrs Bertha Dziadosz, city. as Miss Fifi Halsey, Is the granddaughter of the late Judge and Mrs. Gaius . Leonard. Halsey of Wilkes-Barre and the late Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Ferdinand Wolf, of Wilkes-Barre. Miss Halsey graduated from St. Richmond and attended Finch Junior College, and Katharine Glbbs School ft New York City. : Mr. Wickser is the grandson of the, late Robert Livingston Fryer, former president of the Manufac turers and Traders Trust Com pany. Buffalo, and Mrs. Fryer. He also is a grandson of the late John CWlck.sejy-at one time treasurer iiiitiii! .,:-A-i::-:;-::i:-;::?--A- I!r. a-.J I.I.i V., as E. I ", 1 announced the encasement of trw.c t liarrv B. Ilushey. son of Mr. and Mrs. 1 Fernbrook. Miss Hontz Is a rraduate offDalfas Town Kingston Township High School and -Empire Beauty College. She is employed. by her father.. Mr. Hughey is a graduate or i l- . 1 ''3 l. :. is associated la tuics v. father. : , Th weddine wia take n I the near future. ; COUNTY SALON OF 8 ET 40 TO OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY T tivAfmai) rnrmtv Kalmt xn a t m mm hnM an anniversary dinner on March 15, at the American Legion Home, City. At the recent meeung or, in ? MISS DORIS MAE HONTZ AAUW Program Dr. Thaddeus Mitana will speak on "Must We Be Pessimists" at a meeting of American Association of University Women In St. Stephen's Clubhouse on Wednes-day night at 8:15. ' Ladles' Aid Society Members of Queen Esther La dies' Aid Society will meet at the Jewish Community Center on Wed nesday night at 8. Officers will be hostesses. Mrs. Louis Seehreman will preside. Mrs. Stephen Hudak city, hast been Jippointea - cnairman, wun Mrs. Hanld Ross, city, in charge of rMArvatloiu. A class of new members will be initiated, with Mrs. Joseph Schenlder, city, chair man, i ana Mrs. bawsura Ayers, Plymouth, co-chairman. ? . Salon, .Mrs. John Harcharlc donated a Valentine doll to be sent n m aHnntMl child at Malvern- Rush Hospital at Philadelphia, to gether with 73 vaienunes aonaiea by the members tot children in the hospital. ' ' j M Humorous or sentimental, (n - -r we have just the cards you rf? M are looking for 1 . . sto in p rMkk and see them today! GRAHAM'S 96 South Mam Street Wickser of Buffalo. An alumnus of Deerfleld Academy, he was graduated from Yale University in 1944 where he was a member of Zetaf Psi fraternity and the Elizabethan Club and from Columbia Law School with an LLB degree in January, 1949. During the war he was a lieutenant in the Navy on Paclfif duty on rocket ships. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He is a member of the Yale Club of New York, the Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club and the Saturn Club of Buffalo. He will practice law In Buffalo. MR. AND MRS. PAUL BEDFORD TO ENTERTAIN LIBRARY STAFF ' Attorney and Mrs. Paul Bedford will entertain directors and staff members of the Osterhout Library at a sucDer at their home. 96 West South Street, on Sunday night Prof. Leroy Bugbee of f acuity of Wyoming Seminary will speak. i Wilkes-Barre Chapter of theTStreet, gave a dinner at her-home AZA fraternity will hold Its 11th annual sweetheart prom at the Manfield ballroom tonight. The dance will be semi-formal. AZA Is a young' men's ' organization and Junior group of B'nai B'rlth lodge. General committee: Theodore Kanner, chairman; Irving Moskow, Bernard Leibman, Daniel Kanner, Seymour Lazarus. Mrs. William Krupp, 5 Duplan Manor, Kingston, was hostess to members of her card club last night Guests: Mrs. Myles Lamor-eaux, Mrs. George Davis, Mrs. C.AfvrA Damn awl nJms XT AwmrA Burns, Mrs. William Austin, Mrs. Robert Slpple, Mrs. Robert Austin and Mrs. Kenneth Franklin' Chamlsho Ossor tea and bake sale of the Pioneer Women's Club will take place on Sunday at 7 at the Jewish ' Community Center, South River Street. The latest Palestinian movie, entitled "Israel Reborn," will be shown. Mrs. Hartley Cohen will give a progrom of Palestinian songs on her guitar, accompanied by Miss Rosalyn Troy. miss Marion tten, a west Kiver before the Junior League annlver sary party last night - . - Mrs. E. U. Buckman, 70 South Franklin Street, entertained members of the Fortnightly .Club 'at her home. j !. Mrs. J. CamDbell CbUlhs.;74 ' .Weat "i Ross Street, recently entertained: members of her dub. 0101 tOX SFZltXS REfflOCElfD 188 S. Washington SUWB. ferdonaid Mrs. William H. Conyngham, South River Street, and Miss Mary Koons, south Franklin Street, wui sail from New York on the Queen of Bermuda on Saturday, February 19, for Bermuda, from where they will fly to Nassau. From Nasau, 'they will go by plane to Miami, and continue north to Palm Beach. ' They will be away about six weeks. Count and Countess Bocchl Blanch! of Florence, Italy, Who have been spending some tune in Bethlehem, will arrive today to be fuests of the latter's . son and aughter-ln-law, Mr. and Mrs. ' Robert S, Mercur, Terrace Street ) ' Attorney Neil Chrlsman, West Ross Street, who is a patient In y State Hospital. Scranton, is reported as recovering. . ' Mrs. William S. McLean,"- Jr ' North Mountain, is a guest of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr,, and f Mrs. John Barrett Grant, Green-. wlch, Conn. v-' Mis" Annette "Evans and Miss Eugenie Ostlund, West River 1 Street, will spend the week end in . New, York." Mrs. Charles H. Miner, Jr., 112 Park - Place, Kingston, Is in Merl-den, Conn. , ' ' C. F. Huber, South River Street, , who Is in New York, wiU' return home,ext week.. i John S. Harding, Jr, who has ' been visiting hta mother, Mrs. John S. ' Harding, 141 South Franklin Street for a few days, returned to Orange .'h, p. Mrsr C. E. - Gift; West - Rlv ' Street, is in, Charleston, S. C. ' Mr; "and Mrf. Donald A. Walker, ' Butler Street, Kingston, who have been In New York, will return today. Hvv47:! '" ' ' ' Mis' JIaiy Koons, South Franklin Street, has been spending several o dan 'la-' New irork. ' -i- Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Dewees, - Sr., Shrine View, are spending six weeks at Fort Lauderdale, Flsu. . MrsiM? Shepherd '' Ayare, ' South Franklin Street, Is .a patient in , General Hospital. , Mr. and Mrs. Con McCole, South TJver Street, are in Philadelphia, . CIrt IZSSOXAXJi M rata X . SECOND FLOOR Dress Sale Group Late Winter Dresses reg. 10.98 to 49.95 Jun!ors Mistes', 6 Women's, Half , Sizes! mm.- r- j j b m ."oi. ' g K Gabardine . . Crepe ' yV Woolt f J: Pnce! tr These arc wonderful, values; dresses to ; 1 wear , now between , the seasons - and : into V Spn'nge here at :30 sharp! St ffi , j" t ' . if ' k 7 ' ' .."" 1 w V It i1 t ' 1 Mb ' m m mnm urcu--oecma floor , , . r says: Now's the time to pick Yo ur Sun-Fun Cottons i. .... .'-r.-, from our wonderful new collection at a fun-for-your-budget Arf Study in Strtpes Silky , fine diambray in a B. Dots Have It C Sweetly Demure Wonderful spun rayon with Iridescent chambray '9 t M f studied stripe and solid smart coin dots. Trouser "g'7 tne sun n '7.V.i 'Ti T -i-.-j -i.j-. o-iv -ati .t anurely coverea up comDuon, w.w a ooiera Pc when the sun'i under a jacket for town wear. Rose buttoned jacket Coco cloud. Grey, cocoa, grape. . m m A 1 k .1 m 1ft Asm. I A . M A A - -.A. . raspoerry, vuiku w m to to. , . ; . grey, tan. 10 to 16. ' a4.98 , ' "14.98" 14.98 X;:t Put 'them on "Lay-a-way't if you wish! ' p I . 11 A OS JL- JL 'li''-i't -f-: V'.'.;. . HA F I 1 i i 8.1 .-. r ....... J. . . f . t . . v . ' i ) , " -.,'A AW ttoot ; ; v f I lit I I I 4 w 'l t ' - ( WILKES-BARRE RECORD, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1 W49 H -4 i i 1 V V

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