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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 24

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 24

Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
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OAKLAND THIBUNE, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1937 NOTES ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS FRATERNAL SOCIETY NEWS CAMPFIRE GIRLS "i STYLE-SMILES By Gretchen OAKLAND I Lyon Corps i Plans Yule W. B. A. Travel Club Formed mill. wv, -MW. New Rebekah to Be Installed for work that they had done during the Fall, and Peggy Lindsay received her rank of Trial Speaker. The National charter was presented to the group by Miss Fiedler, and was received by Mrs. Fox, Mrs. W. I. Mitchell, the assistant guardian, and Peggy Lindsay, the president of the group. This charter will Mrs. Leora C. Gonsalves, managing deputy of the Woman's Benefit Association, officially organized the Eastbay Union New York Travel Club at a meeting recently in the Daiziel Building. Resolutions governing the club were adopted and the following officers elected: Elizabeth Grbbs, Oakland Review No. 14, president; Merle Tyler, Alameda Review No. 78, vice-president; Signe Copeland, Roscvale Review No. 16, secretary; Mary J. Carney, Central Review, treasurer, and Maxine R. Clements, Alameda Review No. 78, press correspondent. Mrs. Leora Gonsalves installed the officers At the January meeting plans will be outlined and the membership drive will be mapped out. Officers Set Annual Dinner The officers of Alameda Review No. 78 of the Woman's Benefit Association, will hold their annual dinner Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock at the Learn incton Hotel. Mesdames Ann Turnbull, Grace Boyson, Louise Brown and Jessie Hartley are on the arrangement committee. Mrs. Annie Boyson, president of the Westway Club, announces the annual Christmas party for Wednesday at the home, of Mrs. Nellie Paulsen, 2101 Montana Street. A dessert luncheon will be served at 1 o'clock and gifts exchanged. Following the luncheon a whist party will bo held. Mrs. Leora C. Gonsalves. managing deputy, announces Miss Frances D. Partridge, supreme secretary, from Port Huron. will be the guest of the Eastbay reviews on March 24. Lodge to Meet DANVILLE. Dec' 25. Danville Rcbekah Lodge, No. 123, will hold its regular stated meeting Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock in the Odd Fellows Hall here, Mrs. Jennie L. Preston, noble grand, announced. be framed and hung in the meeting rcom at Thousand Oaks School! PLEDGE WRITTEN The Wu Wa Tay See Camp Fire Girls of Hillside School have written a pledge for their This pledge, which 'every girl has learned, is "I pledge allegiance to the Wa Wa Tay See Camp Fire group and promise to be true to all that the Camp Fire stands for." Rosemary Dunham is the scribe for this new group, and Mrs. Scott Haymond is the guardian. At Jhc last meeting of the Committee of Awards the rank of trail seeker was passed by Peggy Lindsay, Mary Newton, Joy Walter, Lois Kcmline, Maxine Lovens, and Norma Englebright. Patsy Forster and Kathryn Whitely passed the rank of fire maker. Townsend Notes An after-Christmas program has been planned for the mass meeting of Seventh Congressional District Townsend Clubs this afternoon in Sciots Hall, 529 12th Street. A chorus of 15 voices will sing Christmas carols and Ted Rathburn of Vallejo will be guest speaker. Rathhurn's subject will be "The Great Seal of the United States-Its Symbolism to Townsendism." George C. Higgins will be guest speaker at tomorrow night's meeting of Melrose Townsend Ciub No. 2, in the library building at '8th Avenue and Foothill Eoulcv.v Alameda Townsend No. 1 will sponsor a Christmas Jinks tomorrow night in the Pythian Castle, 1506 Oak Street, Alameda. Refreshments will be served. Historical Society Elects Officers SALINAS, Dec. E. Norris of Salinas today took over the presidency of the Monterey Historical Society. Other newly-elected officers are August Schmidt, vice-president; Miss Mary Tavernetli, secretary; Miss F. Itylene Lewis, treasurer; Charles Pioda, Oliver P. Bardin and Rose Rhyner, executive committee. At the organization's meeting in Salinas this week, Ralph Hughes, Salinas banker, delivered the principal address on "Boyhood Recollections of Salinas." "Mind if I borrow him ioniht? It's the surest way of gel-ting Jim to suggest a m'ovie." STORIES OF MASTER PAINTERS GROUP Activities Among Negroes t- BERKELEY, Dec. Berke ley Camp Fire Guardians' Associa tion will be hostess to a conference of Camp Fire Guardians in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties on Satuday, Jan-uary 8. The conference, which will last all day, will be held at the Clare- mont Hotel. Round tables, demonstrations, exhibits and activity hours based on the program of the Camp Fire Girls will make up the greater part of the conference. A luncheon at the hotel on the 1938 Birthday Theme, Conservation, will be presented by the Berkeley Guardians. Mrs. G. Earle Kelly of the extension division of the University of California will be the speaker at this luncheon and will talk on con servation. Frances Malefyt, chairman of the Berkeley Guardians Association, will be hostess to all the Berkeley Guardians at a tea at her home on Thursday to complete plans for 'the conference. CAROLING PARTY Berkeley Cump Fire Girls celebrated the Christmas season with a caroling party Wednesday night. Groups of girls went to the Berkeley General Hospital and to Alta Bates Hospital to carol, and then sang at the homes of members of the Camp Fire board of directors, the mayor and other citizens of the community. Following the caroling, the girls returned to the Camp Fire office for hot chocolate and cookies. The girls of the Owekata and Lohape Camp Fire groups have spent a busy month preparing for the Christmas party which they gave this week to the children of the Chinese Day Nursery in San Francisco. Members of the Owekata group which had been making stuffed ani mal toys, met at the home of their guardian, Mrs. C. V. Fowler, to wrap the presents for the children and to have their own group Christmas party. The Lohape group of which Miss Leone Skinner is the guardian, had been dressing dolls for the party. These were displayed at the Camp Fire office where a contest was held. TRIZES AWARDED Prizes went to Fern Riblcy for the most original doll and to Margery Maker for the most work done. Honorable mention was given to Margaret Spillncr for the doll and outfit she had prepared. Both groups had an all day outing to the 'city on Monday when the party was held. Acting as Santa Claus and dressed for the part, Margery Maker of the Lohape group gave out presents to the Chinese children assembled to receive them. After the party, both groups ate their box lunches which they had taken with them, and then went on a shopping expedition through the stores in Chinatown and the bigger shops downtown. ADVENTURES IN CHARM The Kodakaciyapi Camp Fire Girls are preparing for a program course of some four or five rrtonths which they will start after Christmas "Adventures in Charm." Miss Dorothy Spurling of the California Dairy Council was present at their last meeting to explain the course and to show them some of the suggested material that they can use in carrying it through. The girls of this group have been selling Christmas cards all Fall to secure funds for Camp Fire dues. Mrs. William Condon is the guardian of the group. OFFICERS ELECTED The Tawanka Camp Fire group has held an election of officers recently with the following elected, to serve for the next term: President, Peggy Lindsay; vice-president. Mar- jone Mitchell; secretary, Miriam Collins: treasurer, Pat Null, and scribe, Marian Nelson. A Council Fire was held last week at the home of their guardian, Mrs. Donald F. Fox, which Miss Mary Fiedler, local executive, conducted. Each member of the group explained tier newly-chosen Camp Fire name and told why she had selected it. Honors were awarded to the girls Jean Macintosh, a poem by Janet Opcnshaw and songs by the pack. The mothers participated in several Brownie games. BROWNIE TINS Mary-Gay Lindsay! invested a number of Brownies, with Mrs. Marian Reid pinning on their Brownie pins. These Brownies were Joyce Schill, Norma and Nancy Stromborg, Pearl Perejoy and Norma Burton. Mrs. Hubert Reiss, Tawny Owl, took charge of the refreshments, and was assisted by the new pack committee, which included Mrs. Andrew Brown, Mrs. F. A. Stromberg, Mrs. William Schill, Mrs. Everett Mason and Mrs, S. E. Opcnshaw. 'LEND A HAND Every Brownie Pack in Alameda did its share in living up to its motto, "Lend a Hand," declares Mrs. George Sperbeck, Brownie council member. The Sadler Pack, of which she is Brown Owl, gave toys to a family of four. This same thing was done by the Brownies of the Lincoln Scho'or Pack, while the Haight School Pack bought slippers with their dues for a descrying mother. The Brownies of the St. Joseph School, which numbers 37 little girls, were extra busy, according to the Tawny Owl, who is Mrs. Benjamin Parker. They worked for several weeks collecting canned goods and later added everything to make a really worthwhile basket, declares Tawny Owl. It was found that so much had been col lected that it could be divided, and two very well stocked baskets were sent out. "With Brownies and Girl Scouts really do'ng community work to the best of their, ability and. endeavor- lility ingto live up to their training scouting," declares Mrs. V'ltman, "has a bright outlook for 1938 and nay it be a Happy New Year, indeed, for each and every one in the Scout membership," An agency of the Oakland Community Chest Arrangements to hold Girl Scout Day camp for five days a week for two weeks, instead of two days a week for six weeks, as heretofore, hav been made by the Girl Scout camp committee, which recently met with its a i a Mrs. Elwood Wrieht. A similar plan is being ar- ranged for the Brownie Day camp and the swimming program. "We expect to get a lot more accomplished by using this plan, and we will more easily obtain professional aid in conducting our program," is the statement made by Mrs. Wright. This committee is now investigat ing all possible day-camp sites and hopes to have selected one that meets the rigid requirements of Girl Scout camps by the next meeting of the committee. A survey of all swimming pools is also to be con-. ducted. RETURNS FROM TRIP Mrs. Alvin Henderson Brownie! Leaders Association' president, who has just returned from an extensive visit through the South and East, during which time she attended the twenty-fifth annual Girl Scout convention in Savannah, as one of the two delegates of the Oakland Girl Scout Council attended the December meeting of the Brownie leaders and gave an account of the convention, giving many intonate details. Mrs. Henderson is planning to give a more detailed report of the convention i in the February meeting, and shg will hold the same round-table discussion as was con-' ducted by Miss Mirma Wallace, National Brownie 'representative. A rollicking bafn dance and the showing of moving pictures taken of Troop 5 in Yosemite by its captain, Mrs, Grace Wolfe, were two of the features of the Girl Scout leaders' annual Christmas party, held at the Boy Scout camp in Di-inpnd Canyon. Leaders were dresesd in ginghams and slaclts, and box lunches were exchanged before tht close of the meeting. Mrs. Richard S. Wright, commissioner; Mrs. G. G. Clark, director, and Mrs. Stanley Engs, field captain, were the honored guests, Mrs. H. M. Sartoris, president, was the general chairman. There will be no December meeting of the Girl Scout Leaders' Association. 400 TOYS GIVEN, More than 400 toys, most of them stuffed-rag dolls and animals made by many of the Girl Scout troops of Oakland, were distributed through the Girl Scout headquarters to various charitable agencies, many of them Community Chest agencies. In this way did one of the character-building agencies do iti part to aid other agencies to help fill Christmas stockings of children who might otherwise receive nothing. Brownies did their share also In making toys and contributing grme of their discarded toys. Agencies who called for the toys were the Oakland Visiting Nurses' Association, Associated Charities, Affiliated Catholic Charities, Fannie Wall Day Home, International Institute and the Oakland Christian Center, Several baskets of food vere also donated by the Girl Scout Leaders' Association and Girl Scout troops. On Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock the badges and awards com-' mlttee will meet with its chairman, Mrs, Marshall Shapiro, and will discuss the new trends in the Girl Scout movement. Announcement has been made of a Christmas message by President Franklin Delan Roosevelt t) the 430,000 members of the Girl Scout organization in the United States through Mrs, Paul Rittenhouse, National director, SCRIBES-' TOUR SET Another group of scribes will be taken Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock through The Tribune Building by Mrs. Louis C. Greene Jr. of the Girl Scout publicity committee. This will give many of the girls who are working for their journalism badges much valuable information, It is pointed out. A court of honor was held at a recent meeting of Troop to plan the coming month's activities. Plans for an ice-skating party, bicycle ride and snow party were made. The meeting, which usually is attended by troop officers and their captain only, was open to all members. Girl Scouts of Troop 12 who huvc going ice-skating every Saturday rtiorning during the past nine weeks received ice-skating pins from their supervisor, Mr. Gilbert. Those who received pins were Betty Fowler, Merle Williams, Elaine White, Louise Noffsinger, Joyce Diamond, Rita Diamond, Norma Crestctto and Marilyn Grif fin. At a recent meeting girls of this troop had a Christmas party. Mrs. Ralph Schloming, playground di rector of Lakeview School, supervised games. Refreshments were served, and presents; were passed out among the girls who hud drawn names at the preceding meeting, Toys that were brought and repaired by the troop were taken down to scout headquarters by Elaine White and her mother. The troop Christ mas tree was brought from the high Sierra by Lieutenant Dorothy Burk- hardt Frost. ATTEND YULE PARTY Troop 37, Under the leadership of Mrs. Ann Cabrall, attended a Christ mas' pariy held by Troop 25 at Se quoia School, At this party games were played and refreshments were served. Then Santa came, and gifts were exchanged. Troop 9 and Troop 32, with Captains Mrs. Margaret Dunn and Miss Dorothy Hutchinson, held a joint court of awards and Christmas party Tuesday evening at Plymouth Con-j gmiational Church Center. A play called the "Magic Gold pieces" was presented by members of Troop 8. The girls of Troop 38 have been wing on gloves for their mothers' Christmas presents. Some of the is are working on their code. The cf thif troop regret losing a F.estivities Women's Relief Corps No. 6, will be hostess at a combined corps' Christmas party and Federation meeting in the Veterans Memorial Building next Luncheon will be at 12:30. The meeting called to order at 11 a. m. The Christmas tree program will be at 2 p. m. Reservations for the luncheon may be made with the secretary, Mona Anthony, OLympic 4244. The following officers were elected recently: Rosa Sturtevant, president; Mary Dorety, senior vice president; Mary Celcstres, junior vice president; Margaret Hamblc-ton, treasurer; Anna Walfort, chaplain; Ida Hermese, guard; Mary Dorety and Ida Ramsay, delegates. Applications for transfer membership were received from Fannie Jones, Mary Meyers and Rosa Elliott. Women of Moose Plan for Year Plans for the new year will be made at the meeting of Oakland Chapter No. 965, Women of the Moose, in their club rooms next Thursday. I Christmas baskets are being distributed by the social service committee to needy members. A silver offering was taken up at the chapter meeting and donations received. The officers of Oakland chapter wish to take this opportunity extending to all their co-workers and friends a happy and prosperous New Year. Many plans for the coming year have been made and a dance and whist party at Sweet's Ballroom will be held early next year with Chair-lady Ethel Scannel. in charge. Camp Fire Girls Take Examinations HAYWARD, Dec. members of the Mamcga and Minni-heca groups of Camp Fire Girls took the trial-seokcrs' rank at a Christmas council fire conducted by Mrs. Pauline Oakes recenlly. She was assisted by Mrs. H. P. Struble, Mrs. C. Baker and Mrs. C. Tassano. Candidates were Betty Siem, Betty Foster, Jean Ledbetter, May belle Mac-Kcnzie, Barbara Kinsley, Donna Mae McCarty, Winifred MacKenzie, Alice Hartley, Marjorie Frandsen, Lorene Marlin, Janet Marlin, Betty Duttke. WYSINGER demanding th'e passage of this most important legislation. SCULPTRESS CHOSEN Dispatches from New York names Miss Augusta Savage, famed European-trained sculptress, this week to create a group for the New York World's Fair. She was selected by the fair's board of design to execute a group symbolic of the contribution made by the American Negro to the music world, particularly in the field of song. Miss Savage, who is director of the Federal Harlem Art Center and 0 of the Harlem Artists' Guild, was born in Green Cover Springs, and came to New York in 1920 and studied under George Brewster at Cooper Union. She later won a Julius Rosenwald scholarship and studied two and a half years in Europe. Less well known is the fact that Miss Savage is a painter as well as a sculptress, and has many lovely paintings on the walls of her studio-home on 124th Street. Her work in pastel is especially beautiful. She has exhibited here and abroad and is soon to execute a larger war memorial, "After the Glory," which is to be erected in Harlem. EDITOR IS INJURED Mrs. Charlolla A. Bass, editor of the California Eagle, leading race weekly in Los Angeles, sustained a fractured leg on Monday, December 4. She was treated at Pahl Hospital on Tuesday morning upon advice from her attending physician, Dr. Gordon. The accident occurred at the Eagle Plant as Mrs. Bass was descending the stairs. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the guest speaker at a dinner given at the Phyllis Whcatly Y. W. C. 144 West 138th Street, New York; on Saturday evening, December 18. Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune is president of the National Council of Youth, and serving on the local committee are: Mrs. Clara Burrill Bruce, chairman; Mrs. Lillian Alexander, Mrs. Eunice Hunton Carter and others. THREE NEW BOOKS Negro Year Book compiled by Monroe N. Work; a new edition of the well known collection of statistical material. "You Have Seen Their Faces" By Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke White; word pictures 4and photographs of sharecroppers in' Ihe cotton belt. "These Low Grounds" By Waters Edward Turpin; a novel of the "Eastern Shore" by a Negro who knows the section. SINGING PORTER Southern Pacific Railroad has a new feature the singing porter. new feature is known by the moniker of Leo Ecung, a former stage singer and dancer. Leo is in charge of the assembly car, the club unit of the Espee employed by U. S. U. C. L. Loyola and Stanford. He made the junket to South Bend with Southern California the Trojans 'engagement with the Irish. The Cards like him so well that they jumped their trio to a quartet so he could sing and play with them'. The Trojans requested that he make the hop to Chicago with them. Delight D. Gaston, D.D.P. of District No. 70, will install the new officers of Absit Invidia Rebekah Lodge No. 11, I. Q. O. January 4. Other lodges where inductions will be held include: Campus Rebekah No. 331, January Berkeley Re-' bekah No. 262, January 10; Oakland Rebekah No. 16, January 12, and Sunset Rebekah No. 109. January 10. Dorothy Pardee will be inducted as noble grand and Carrie Bray, vice-grand of Absit Invidia Lodge! Gladys French and Anita Gantt of Campus Lodge; Jean Red-din and Francis Rose of Berkeley Lodge; Lola Brown and Pearl Gun-ter of Oakland Lodge, and Florence Philbrick and Florence Oliver of Sunset Lodge. Patriarchs from District No. 27 were present at Golden Rule. Encampment No. 34 recently when the Royal Purple degree was conferred on several condidates. E. R. Franklin, D.D.G.P., was an honored visitor. Review to Hold Annual Dinner The annual banquet of Oakland Review No. 14, W. B. will be held in Wigwam Hall, Pacific Building at 6 p. January 4. Mrs. Maude Wickham is chairman. Maud Wickham was elected president of the "Westway Club of Oakland Review recently. Other officers are: Lily Hidy, vice-president; Maud Eagan, recording sepretary, and Elizabeth Gibbs, treasurer. Mrs. Iva Hardgrove was elected president of the Pioneer Club recently. The Presidents and Past Presidents' Club will meet for luncheon at 12:30, January 18, at the Pacific Building. FRAGONARD (SELF PORTRAIT). 1732-1809 She was impatient. "When will you finish that?" she kept asking him. He was worn out making the same reply, "Soon." And, at last, one day turned in exasperation to her and said: "It's finished." WALKS OUT ON DANCER He walked out and she had to engage another painter to complete it. The story is told that Fragonard tiptoed in once to see how his successor carried on He found no one about and a palette freshly set with colors. He painted out the smile on Mile. Guimard's face and substituted the more familiar expression of rage She returned with friends to show them the panel in a little while and was furious at the change. But angrier she became, the better the likeness was. When he was 38, Fragonard married his pupi 1 Marie-Anne Gerard, a girl of 18. As Academician he was given a studio in the Louvre, and they lived there happily for almost all their lives. His daughter was born here and his son. After his marriage, his subject matter changed once more. From drawings of swooning love he turned to scenes of tenderness at the cradue, of happy children greeting their father, of farm scenes and barnyard animals. His studio in the Louvre became crowded with works of art, tapestries and curiosities. He was said to possess a silver Collini vase. FORTUNE SWEPT AWAY But when the revolution broke, he lost his possessions and his income. Love ducts and. kisses were as unpopular as kings. Political allegories and scenes from the revolution were in demand. Were it not for the former pupil who had succeeded him in Mile. Guimard's favor, Fragonard might not have survived But David, painter and president of the People's Convention, gave him protection. In 1805, Fragonard moved from his one-time luxurious studio now bare of its treasures and in 1806, at 76, left a world in which he was no longer useful nor understood, and which he could not begin to represent. (The self-portraits in this entire series of newspaper stories are 1 printed through the courtesy of the Phaidon Pr'ss from Ludwig Golds- 1 it; TT 1 uciuci-a uuur( a-ivc xiuuurea ocii- Portraits." The self-portraits are psychologically interesting because they show the artist's conception" of The above painter is among 48 great masters represented whose pictures are offered in reproduction-form by this newspaper 48 Masters of Art, in original colors. They are d'vided into 12 sets of four, one set a week for only 39 cents and six coupons from, this newspaper. Each week's set contains a lesson in Art Appreciation, and persons who obtain all 12 weekly sets, will get a free collector's portfolio, Clip the coupon in today's Tribun. Copyright. 1037. lor Th Tribunal The left-handed compliment startles mama, but sonny thinks, what a wonderful lady" who's, pleased when I'm naughty, And she's beautiful, too. She wears black jersey jwith a waistline raised -nd beltless, bodice and cuffs an appli qued, white, scroll work of art. Grand for informal entertaining. ALAMEDA, Dec. 25. Most successful was the Alameda Girl Scout Red Cross Christmas party which was held last Tuesday for 500 children, according to the committee in charge, headed by Mrs. E. A. McMullin. The entertainment, which was furnished through the courtesy of Homer Wall, manager of the theater In which the parly was held, was prefaced by a group of young dancers. Then ti.crc were movies, a Santa Claus and the distribution of well-filled bags of candy, nuts, oranges and a gift. PARTY SUCCESSFUL Harry Levy was in charge of the distribution of the refreshments, and. accord! ig to the committee, did much toward making the party the success it was, The Red Crops was represented by Mrs. Gladys Shaw, Mrs. P. S. Barton and Mre. Otto Fischer. Scout and Brownie lenders, who assisted in many ways, were Mrs. Ruth Fredrickson, Mrs. Bert Cooper, Mrs, George Sperbeck, Miss Jcanctte Meyers, Mrs. Mnry-Gay LindRny, Mrs. Marian Rcid, Scout director; Mrs. Benjamin Parker, Mrs. Mildred Radcliff, Mrs. Hubert Reiss, Mrs. Amy Jones, Mrs. Mary Henoch, Mrs. Sydney Lemos, Mrs. Carl Link nnd Mrs. Kenneth Richardson. CHRISTMAS PARTY A Christmas party, at which CO Scouts and friends enjoyed a gay evening, was held recently by Grizzly Troop No. 4 in the auditorium of Lincoln School, according to the captain, Mrs. Carol Evans. The troop committee was In charge of the evening and through Us chairman, Mrs. Sydney Hnzcl-fon, arranged for the entertainment, It included a large tree, the appearance of Santa Claus and the distribution of gifts for each child present. At the close of the evening Mrs. Ruth Frcderickson was presented with a gift as a token of appreciation for the work which she did in reorganizing the troop and assisting with its recent court of awards. The Scouts, who assisted in serving refreshments, were Barbara von Schmidt, Mildred Mortenscn, La-vern Hollc, Nancy Martin and Dorothy Brown. The troop committee was in charge of the large basket which the troop provided for a deserving family. YULETIDE CHEER Alberta Veltman, commissioner for the Alameda Girl Scouts, is extending to the Scouts her ap preciation for the generous manner in which she says they brought Christmas cheer into the lives of many deserving people either through gifts of baskets, toys and wearrng apparel or by means of per sonnl service. In the latter was the singing of Christmas carols by Hi-Ouk and 1 member, Patricia Hatlen, who has moved out of the district. The Robin Troop, which meets at the Lakeshore Sunday-school room, held a Christmas party. Each girl brought a present for another girl. Lieutenant Ruth Chandler and Ellen Hebrew directed the games. Mrs. Roy Windle, one of the troop committee, supplied the refreshments. Troop 18 of Parker School recently had a Christmas party nnd court of awards. They also have new leaders Mrs. F. Hicks, captain, and Mrs. E. Cannon, lieutenant. The following girls received their tenderfoot pins: Evelyn Al-thea Beswick and Jean Trimble. Betty Cannon, Marion Land and Eileen Randall received their at tendance stars. The first girl to receive her second-class badge was Catherine Bassett, ALAMEDA Mama's dress of black crepe relics on perfection of and your love of accessories for its success. It is sophisticated in its sure simplicity, a flattering choice if you're fortyish. Soutache insert around the waist, otherwise the whole's a foil for the gawdy but beautiful jewelry which mkin this season famous. (Copyright, 1937, lot Tht) Tribune) Manzanita Troop last Thursday night. Ten machine loads of Scouts toured the city and lifted their voices- in gay airs, according to Mrs. Veltman. The fathers of the Scouts acted as transportation chairmen. The affair was quite outstanding and brought many expressions of appreciation from the community, Mrs. Veltman declares. Later in the evening the troop committee of Manzanita Troop entertained everyone at a Christmas party. SWIMMING GROUP A Christmas party was enjoyed by the girls who are members of the swimming group which meets every Friday afternoon lu the Oakland Women's City Club. The Scouts were guests of the club at its annual Christmas party. Mrs. Ruth Frcderickson and Mis. Ber-nedettc von Schmidt are head of this group. Pine Cone Troop held a Christmas party at its last meeting with Mrs. Kenneth "Richardson and Miss Helen McCarthy in charge. Th Scouts did their good turn by giving a basket heaped high to a worthy family. BROWNIE PARTY A Brownie party wbl given to the members of the Versailles Pack by Mrs. Amy Jones at her home in Pearl Street last Tuesday afternoon. The first thing the children did on their arrival was to wrap the gifts which they had made at pack meetings for both father and mother. After that there was a program with Shirley Merthens playing a violin solo, and poems and stories by Mi's. Jones and Mary Henoch, Brown Owl, followed by refreshments. Brownies who enjoyed the after noon were Rita.icne Jardine, Mu riel Culp, Belly Mac Link, Virginia Bullwinkle, Shirley Merthens, Mary Ripley, Patsy Goggin, Gloria Redman, Rosemary Canfield, Patsy He- noch, Bonnie Bolsten, Alice Christian, Carolyn Reiss, Shirley Jackson, Audrey Sergeant and Marietta Al-linger. FLY-UP HELD A fly-up was held by the Sunshine Pack in the Haighl School at its last meeting, Nancy Reick and Dale Noble, the two Brownies who were to leave the pack because they have attained to ace of 10 years, were made the honor guests for the Christmas party, which was held before the fly-up. There were games and refreshments, with Dale being given some of the candy from the party to place in a stocking which she was filling for a little girl as a Christmas present. The pack next went to the Manzanita Troop in the Presbyterian Church where the fly-up was held. were pinned on the twoj Brownies, by Mary-Gay Lindsay. Helen Funston, Tawny Owl, Jed the singing and the Brownies told the two little girls farewell in SCOUT HORSESHOE Mrs. Marian Reid, captain, held out her hands as she stood at the top of the Scout horseshoe. This was a signal for the Brownie circle to open. The Brownies flew away from Brownielnnd- and entered scouting, Mrs. Reid explained to them the meaning of being a Scout. Surprise carols were sung by the troop as th Brownies departed, sadly saying farewell to their two former members. Brownies of Lincoln School had as their closing event a party for their mothers. The afferjwon was 1 opened, with -4he Children spelling, "Merry Christmas, singing a welcome song. A play was given with the leads taken by 'Audrey Mason, Joan Heck and Mar jory Brown. This was followed by a dance from Nancy and Norma Stromberg, a Christmas song by i i No. 27 The kiss was favorite subject of Fragonard, painter to Du Barry. His popularity was at its height during the reign of a dissolute king, and he lived long enough to see that king guillotined. The revolution that swept all before "it, robbed Fragonard of his renown and fashion. He accepted the blow with philosophic calm and removed himself from Paris. But all his pictures remain to perpetuate an era of unbridled licentiousness and stupid indolence. He recorded it faithfully, and added to it his own grace and beauty of color. Jean Honore Fragonard, strong featured and not quite five feet tall, was gallant and susceptible to romance. There was the dancer, La Guimard, and there was Madame du Barry and his sister-in-law who wrote him impassioned and badly spelt love letters. He was horn in Grasse in 1732. and spent the first 15 years of his life in this scent-laden paradise of southern France. A scheme for getting rich quick occurred to the elder Fragonard. He invested in a steam pump in Paris and abandoned his trade of glovemaker, and departed with his family for the capital. The steam pump was a dismal failure and young Fragonard was apprenticed to a lawyer. The lawyer soon urged Fragonard's mother to take him off his hands and send him along to study painting. But when he came to the studio of the popular Francois Boucher, he would not accept beginners and referred him to Chardin. It was a happy accident that took him to the greatest painter of the 18th Century France. From Chardin he learned the tools of his craft and honest representation. RETURNS IN SIX MONTHS Boucher had told him to return in six months, when he had mastered the principles of art. Promptly the boy made his appearance, and this time Boucher recognized his talent at a glance and knew at once he could make use of it. He set him to work preparing drawings for Gobelin tapestries. Fragonard did these, and, besides, painted so well in Boucher's own manner, that the pupil's work was undistinguishable from the master's. Boucher had not been mistaken. At 20, Fragonard won the Academy grand prize. And at 21 was one of the few selected to enter the King's new art school. He was granted, too, the privilege of visiting Italy. Boucher's parting advice was, "In Italy you'll see the works of Raphael and Michelangelo; be sure you don't take them seriously." STUNNED BY MASTERS But young Fragonard did take lyniseriously even too seriously. ThegPSnSeur that surrounded him in Rome utterly dwarfed him. He wrote: "Michelangelo's energy frightens me. I cannot say what I felt when I saw the beauties of Raphael. I was moved to tears, and my pencil fell from my fingers" Gradually the numbness left him and he approached the masters in a more equable frame of mind. When he returned to Paris his mind was overflowing with ideas. He became an. Academician by unanimous decision with his first submitted picture. His style 'matured and he exchanged the classic past for the romantic present. He painted withj energy and rapidity. The subject he chose for his own was the kiss it is his most frequent representation. He became celebrated as a boudoir painter. Mile. Guimard set the fashion, for she was the idol of Paris, and w.ould have no one else 'decorate the walls of her newly-built villa, a sort of temple of love, where" she entertained lavishly and with unparalleled abandon. Fragonard had completed the main panel showing the (railing dancer. By LENA M. The Christmas holidays proclaimed a gala week Joy, Peace and Good Will chimed in all through the Bay Area, heralded from homes, churches, institutions joining hallowed groups everywhere. To readers of this column, who have send cards, letters and phone messages for the season's best wishes, we thank you, arid join in the chorus for a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. OFFICERS ELECTED The officers' of the Alameda County Branch of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People were elected on Monday evening, December 13, for the year 1938 as follows: Attorney Walter A. Gordon, president; E. L. Dawson, Byron Rumford, C. B. Leonex and M. J. Hoover, vice-presidents, respectively; Mrs. Alberta A. Williams, secretary; Mrs. Mable P. Calhoun, assistant secretary; Rev. D. R. Wallace, treasurer. Five new directors were elected, namely: Harvey Calhoun, U. S. Griggs, M. Johnson, Ud Snellings aiid Vaughns. Attorney Gorcli'f has been named to serve on the legal council of the National Board, with office at 69 50th Avenue, New York. BRANCH MAKES APPEAL The Anti-Lynching Bill faces a grave crisis in the Senate which must be overcome by rallying every possible organization and individual to immediately send telegrams, letters and resolutions urging the passage of the bill at this session of Congress, to President Roosevelt, Vice-President Garner, Senators Wagner and Van Nuys, authors of the bill, and to the senators from California, Johnson and McAdoo. This" was the warning and appeal sounded by Walter White, National secretary, of A. in a message sent the regular meeting of the Alameda County Branch Monday evening, December 13, at Longfellow School. White's letter staled also that although the Anti-Lynching Bill is to bo, the first measure considered by the Senate after action on the Farm Bill now being debated, there is great danger that the bill will be talked to death by the reactionary senators who carried on the brazen filibuster against the anti-lynching for six days at the beginning of the special session. SENATORS PLEDGED Seventy senator's have pledged themselves to vote for the Anti-Lynching Bill, but unless strong pressure, is brought to, bear upon the Southern reactionary bloc, the bill may never come to the floor for a vote. Attorney Gordon spoke of the favorable influence inWashington for the bill resulting from the support given the campaign by organizations in this community. He thanked the. organizations for their cooperation! and emphasized! the importance of everyoneacting in this A committee was appointed b'y Mr. C. JLu Dellums, to organize a campaign to get the active cooperation -of as many organizations as possible, to send messages to Washington during the next few days

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