The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 9, 1944 · Page 5
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 5

Bakersfield, California
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Saturday, September 9, 1944
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AUXILIARY GIVEN FINE CITATION .MEMBERSHIP RECOGNITION IS ACCORDED UNIT HERE After a recess of spvcral weeks the I first post-summer meeting of Frank ! S. Reynolds Auxiliary, American Legion, was held.Thursday night nl Lesion hall with Mrs. Roy Nisbctt presiding. Mrs. Gurvin Montgomery and Mrs. Kthel McClain presented full reports of veteran's rehabilitation work of the 1 summer, it being revealed that pillows, pillow tops, wheel chair robes, and handsome quilts had been made by tho sewing club, and given to .the veterans in the hospitals. A highlight of the meeting was the presentation to the unit from the national department, a citation for outstanding membership achievement in 1943-1944. Mrs. Claude Knyart, junior past-president, and head of tho unit during the year, Involved, received a like citation. Tho auxiliary room's new cooling system was "initiated" Thursday night, the members reporting that it added much to the comfort of the meeting 1 place. , Mrs. Henry Powell presented an excellent report on the unit's participation In U. S. O. work. Exemplar Chapter Meets for Dinner The Exemplar Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met for a bui'fet dinner at the home of Mrs. Walter N'ormanly, 1!08 Flower street, recently. Decorations consisted of zinnias and white candles. During the evening the ritual degree was conferred by Mrs. Paul David, of Seal Reach, former president of the Alpha Alpha Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi. Mrs. David was assisted by Mrs. Alice Scarlett, sorority mother. This is reported to be the second exemplar chapter in the state of California. Those receiving the degree were: Jilesdamcs II. F. Carson, Wesley Porter, Don Wheeler, Walter Shoe-smith. Lee Brown, Charles A. Dewey and Walter Normanly, Curtis Ward- haugh, and Miss Florence Poirer. Those conferring the degree were assisted by Ritual of Jewel members. Miss Shirley Franklin, Miss Norine Fldler, Mesdames Robert Wedge, Don Barnard, Lowell Ball, Miriam Kveletho, Alice Scarlett, and Margaret Anderson. FELLOWS MAN OX Fl'RLOlT.H - FliLLOWS, Sept. 9.—Private Thomas W. Hendrix, who is stationed at Childress, Texas, as a mechanic with the army air forces, is spending a. week's furlough with his par- puts, Mr. and Mrs. T. AV. Hendrix of Fellows. Tea Is Given for Homemaker Class Welcome Is Extended to 90 Freshmen ot Ludden Holl FRATERNAL To Meet Monday Libertas Chapter No. 3(i2. Order of the Eastern Star, will hold a homecoming night in the Masonic temple Monday at 8 p. in. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gribble, worthy matron, and worthy patron, respectively, will preside. Degree of Honor Valentine Lodge, Degree of Honor, will meet in regular session Monday at 8 p. m. in the Knights of Pythias hall. A full attendance is urged by Mrs. Thelma Rockwell, president. With !)0 freshmen girls being oriented this week to the home economics department c.f Bakcrsfleld High School by enrollment in the general hornemaking classes of Miss Marion Moore and Miss Jeannette Kollenherg, social welcome to the department was provided at a tea given in Ludden Hall bungalow honoring the new members of the department, announced Miss Lida Siemon, chairman of the home economics department. A thorough and practical introduction to the home economics curriculum will be acc4uired by these 90 girls in this their first course, of the department, with their study of the year to be divided into two 9-weeks projects, the first nine weeks to be devoted to a study of clothing curriculum, and the second nine weeks given over to cooking problems. Both Miss Moore and Miss Kollenberg plan to enliven the cooking projects with considerations of such necessary learnings as menu planning, the preparation of meals, and diet essentials. The first project of the clothing study will be that of making skirts for school and dress wear, with pattern selection and study of materials as part of this study. Mrs. Moore announced that an interesting social hour yesterday was enjoyed with conversation disclosing that the girls enrolled in the general homemaking classes represent an enrollment from 23 different grammar schools. 2 of these from out of state. The distribution of these freshmen girls from the grammar schools is as follows' Vineland, !); Guadulupe, '•!•'. Arvin, S; Norris, 2; Lakeside, 2; Mountain View, 10; Fnu'tvale, 5; Tiipman 2: Fairfax, 14; Greenfield, S; Buttonwillow, 7; Panama, 4; Beards-Icy, ~; Kdisson, 2; Rosedale, r,; Woody, 1; Washington ,lun- ior High, 11; Lebec, 2; Keene, i; Taft, 1; Grceley, 1. There are two girls enrolled from Capitol and Ardmore schools in Oklahoma. City P. T. A. Council Units Ready for New Season Shortridge Speaker for Parlors' Fete Attorney John Shortridge was the speaker when Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West celebrated Admission Day jointly recently in W. O. W. hall with Mrs. Fred Alippi, president of the daughters, as mistress of ceremonies, and J. H. Pensinger, Jr., head of the men's group, master of ceremonies. The meeting was opened with the pledge of allegiance by the participants, the group then singing "Star Spangled Banner". A drill was presented by Native Daughters during the evening, the team receiving compliments from the men's group as well as from the viewing guests. Entertainment was provided by the Stage Door Dance Studio, followed by the interesting address by John Shortridge, who took the word California as an acrostic and adapted each letter to the subject of the evening. William Goodale also presented motion pictures of landmarks and historic scenery in California and "shots" of Grand Lodge meeting, Admission Day here last year, and the Grand Parlor meet here in 1940. Refreshments were served at the conclusion of'the celebration. Follow the Crowd WILLIAM E. LONG TO OUTDOOR REVIVAL Great Preaching Special Singing 8:00 P. M. Monday Through Friday on the Church Lawn KERN—9 A. M. and 10 P. M. Full Gospel Tabernacle St\ enU-cnth and O Sl HEAR REV. LOVING SUNDAY MORNING 11 o'Clock "The Cause of Present World Conditions" SUNDAY EVENING 8 o'Clock "God's Slaughter Crew" Don't Mi« S These Services SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 A. M. TRAINING UNION 7:00 P. M. Due to cftcumslnnces beyond our control, WP will not be on the air tonight ut 10:00 o'clock. First Southern Baptist Church River Boulevard and Water Street Associations Look Ahead to Constructive_Programs HISTORY OF PARENT-TEACHER WORK IN BAKERSFIELD REVEALS ACHIEVEMENTS ISy ALICE ROSSI "All children HIP our children" is i o£ money, tnanv of them donating an apt slogan for Parent-Teachers i year after year. Service clubs also Association.' one of the most worthy sometimes supported the project. It organizations functioning here today. This group strives to promote wel- was not until late year? that the fund wa« financed by the county government. Th^ history of the MRS. HIGH E. NATION Baliersfield Council MRS. FRANCES SIMMONS Hawthorne MRS. WALTER MAAS, JR. Ixingfellow MRS. T. H. IIANKINS, Roosevelt fare of children and youth in the j coun ciVs shoo project also is an home, school, church and commun- j interesting one. l-'r<r many years ity; to raise standard of home life to i needy children worn able to call secure adequate laws for their care ! on this project where, otherwise, and protection; to bring Into closer ' t^ have bcen un;ll)lc to aucnd relation, the home and school that ^"".'Nation announced that among Brents arid teachers may co-operate , ( . j0 actlvlties of thc council this year ntelligently in the training of the j wi || j, e the war chest drive next •hild; to develop between education I month, when tho group will conduct md general public such united el'- ; a house-to-house campaign. The club orts as will secure for every child i will also participate in the Sixth he highest advantage in physical, ' War Loan drive in November. nental. social and spiritual educa- i Decently a house-to-houso drive ' i \va.~ made by members of the asso- . , ,, _, . . _ , I ciation to discover if there is a need The history ot the 1' P. A. in Bak-I for f]ay care cen ters. More than ;-sfield may be trace.f back to the ] n()(1 homes were toured. MRS. LEO B. HART, Emerson MRS. RERT RYDER, Horace Mann MRS. El) M. ANDERSON. Mt. Vernon MR. J. M. VAN CLEAVE, Union Avenue -'* r < tf" ' *i^£ , s *• \ /•-"' ^A '-'^ Tf > \ f V^F*\ f- * <C r~ Jf t ~. >*%•* 1 ~ *1.\ i,,- i ", ' f f • i_ i ' V> ' ' MRS. R. E. MCCARTHY Franklin MRS. JOHN FULFER, Jefferson MRS. T. H. WALLACE William Penn, Acting President MRS. E. L. WILSON Williams '<*» >'M~ J* MRS. M. C. McBRYDE, Fremont MRS. JIM Kill NSELL, McKinley MRS. HERMAN RASMUSSEN, Lowell MRS. E. N. SMALLEY. Washington HAPPENINGS IN SOCIETY Sijjnia I'hi Gamma Plans are near completion for a social event to be held by Sigma Phi Gamma sorority on Wednesday, a cocktail parly at the home of Mrs. Francis Bettencourt, 121 Brink Drive, opening the occasion. Dinner will be served at II Travatore Cafe. The party will come to a climax at the James Dewar home, 501 V street, with special entertainment. At a meeting Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Walter Wells, 714 Jefferson street, the new officers resided at the first meeting of the ieason. They included Miss Dorothy Snod- rass, president; Mrs. Dewar, vice- resident; Mrs. Al Price, treasurer; Jrs. Milton Johnson, recording secetary: Mrs. C. B. Mandel, corresponding secretary and organizer; rs. Achton Jensen, historian and social secretary; Mrs. Denver Smetzer, editor, and Mrs. Howard Laster, welfare secretary. Members are: Kminett Smith John W. Brace/hi Paul Shaffer Achlon Jonsrn FraiK'iM Bettencourt James Dewar r. B. Mnndl Howard Sni'tirr J. ICrir .Jolinscm Ainu Slrnud Howard B. Laslc*r Al Kpiini'th Iticiiids J. K. VaiiKhiin Walter Wells Denver Smetzer Milton Johngon Grace Hiiyden VJnroLhy Snort lona Myers • * • Mrs. Andre Entertains The members of Ml Club were recently entertained by Mrs. Erna Andre at her home, 2531 Berkeley street. Each member brought a "white elephant" which was auctioned to ratse funds for the club. The door prizes were won by Mrs. Oscar Pearson and Mrs. Gene Yeager. Refreshments were served during the latter part of the evening. Those attending were: Ray RePd H. I,. KIclP Henry YounB Oscar Pearson . Leonard Chant Arnold Tolko Dave Hat-re Jack Slatnn c;ene Yeager Dolly Henkle (Wilmington) * * * Wed at Baptist Miss Margaret Primm and Varney Lincoln Sedgwick, both of Porter ville, were united in marriage by the Reverend Burton Barrett, Friday at 2 p. m. in the parlors of the First Baptist Church. Witnesses were Mrs. Maude A. Smith and the Reverend Sam Kleinsasser. Bark From North Mrs. Daniel Roach and family have returned from San Francisco where they have bcen visiting sev eral days. )cl(a Tlicta Tan Plans for a public card party to be leld Wednesday, September 20, in Bakersfield Woman's Club were .liscuswd at a recent meeting of Delia Thela Tau sorority. Mrs. Lester Boynton is chairman of the event assisted by Mesdavnes Harold Tabor, Donald Marcellus, Luverne Shutto, Roger Dennon, and Misses Bernice Lamb and Lorraine Bayes. Proceeds from the party will go towards the club's war work and charity fund. Members are: Mesdanies— Kdvvurd Dontou Chester James Art Hufford Ralph Thuxlull Kcl Wolfe (leorBe Petera .] anieH Lyons K. M. Bryson l.uVVrrue Slr.iUo l-'loyrt Slovens Misses— Inn I'riU'U MurjoriB Urolhiius Louise Hall TlnnaUl t cllus Aokerman Sheldon Hazel Sliser c'onsnlinc! Oldham B'.-rnire Lynn Harold Talicr I.. A. Uoynum J.nrniine Hayes Alyrc- \\t\t\i Alary ('amien LcHtia Club Beginning: the fall's activities:. Letllia club met at X p. m. Thursday at the home of Mrs. S. G. Argain, 5:19 V street. Plans fur a dinner parly were for mulated and games wore played with Mrs. Arthur Chauran and Mrs. Max May winning the prizes. Birthday gifts wore presented to the hostess and Mrs. Vernon Bell. Attending the affair were: Mesdames— Byron Abholl Vernon Hell A rthur Oianran Myron Janxen Hohert T.operena Loc: Lay Rohert Ohrnart Preston Price Randal! Stone • * » So and Sew The So and Sew Club ot the Royal Neighbors of America recently met at the home of Mrs. Albert llaiikins, 12ti L street, the afternoon being spent sewing on layettes for a needy mother. A bountiful potluck dinner wqs enjoyed by all. In addition to Mrs. Mary Louise Coen, of Los Angeles, district dep uty, who was a special guest, the following were in attendance: Mesdrones— I; M. Rude T>. Damllz I. C. Baker Maude Hammel M. W. Williams SI. Mc'Coly F. Andrews . .7. Waters A. Hanklnt * • • Guests in Bane* Home Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Banes, 224 Pacific street, have been entertain Ing as their house guests. Lieutenant and Mrs. Robert A. Campbell of Milwaukee and their two children, Ruth and Alex. Lieutenant Campbell, who Is with the army aii force, is en route to Marsh Field where his family will accompany him. I'hi Eusilon Phi Members of. the Phi Epsilon Phi sorority met last night at the home of Miss Kareen and Miss Marie Anderson, 2114 Verde street. Mrs. Dorothea Hodges, a member of the Beta chapter, Los Angeles, was a special gueat. Refreshments were served with Mrs. Frcal Harvey assisting the Misses Anderson. Mrs. Richard Burton presided. Members are: Mesdameti— nii-hai-d Burton Arthur Craig Jai-k Cutwrieht James Harbin Freal Harvey Warren JnKgard Lloyd Lewis Keriieley Hohprts Slrnud Wilson Bill Itcuter Misses— Knreen AndPr«on Marie Anderson Yera Magcenll darnel Miller Hillifi '"ox Dina Frantcse rreemnn Wagoner Kd West Hoy HodKe Henry Kroeker Panlel HoBan (iaylord Van Wey Donald GilKer Jack Sheetz (Charles Wren James I^aKan Florence Mcfi.llr-n r'.illie Jo J( l-'lorence Moore Mary Hothersoll Mary Dee AVilltams Uaniona Beard Dora Lorenzi * * BimaU Home Dr. and Mrs. (leorge Bimat have returned from a week's stay in Laguria Beach. Mrs. Hampson at W. R. C. Convention Mrs. Mitry B. Hampson recently left for Ues Molnes, Iowa, to attend I he national convention of Woman's Relief Corps, auxiliary to the Grant Army of the Kopnblie. It was announced at a rerent meeting-of the corps that a .series of card parties will Ue^ln tonight at S o'clock sponsored by tho corps In Memorial hull. lavender Club will meet Wednes day at 10 a. in. fur a sewing meet irifj. Participants are .urged to bring table service and sandwiches as the kitchen is being remodeled. P. T. A. NOTES The executive board of the Me Kinley P. T. A. recently met at th homo of Mrs. Leroy Foster, 930 O street, to discuss plans for the com ing year. The usual "get-acquainted" tea Is to be held with the first regula meeting Wednesday, September 12 at 2:30 p. m. Mig. Jim Brunsell president, extend* a cordial invlta tlon for all members to attend Members of the board will serve a hostesses. GIRL SCOUTS MEET TAFT, Sept. 9.—Mrs. J. Lumbard counselor for the Girl Scouts here s calling a meeting of the councl n September ]], at 7:.'!0 p. m., at the scout house. Mrs. Lumbard is alsc asking for more troop leaders, and she feels that inexperience in the work is not a handicap, since instruction in leadership will be given. spring of 1911, the first being 'ounded at Washington School. This jroup was begun under the Worn- m's Christian Temperance Union at the Methodist Church, the latter group then being known ns the 'mother of the 1'. T. A." in Bakersfield. Mrs. Abbie Dickey served as "The council was instrumental in getting swimming pools established In the city parks and also for the city recreation programs held during tho summer," reported Mrs. Nation. The council is well represented in most of the civic groups, including the new president for one month, ; y rP( .,. ( ,. ulon> US O, Community "•' U ; n ,f l e .._ Wa . S , 8U .f.!: eea f d , .K y .,. Mr /: I Chest board and others. The women J. I, Brown, who was also active at hnsteMe8 at the USD as a that time on tho board of education, i .. . Mrs. J. T. Carnahau was the unit's j ^^™ /U worthy features of first secretary. Two years later Mrs. 1,. H. Hurman, XI7 I., street, organized a group it Lowell School. Among the factors hindering the growth and function of the organizations at that time was tho attitude of the people, principals and teachers in general. The principals were hesitant, fearing that the women would interfere too much with the school; the people didn't "mix in" as they do now. Some of the teachers weren't so enthusiastic ati*ut It either, however, a fairly good attendance could be counted on for meetings. Lowell School was instrumental in the installation of lunches in the school. No money was made on the meals, the school purchased the necessary food wholesale and sold it at the smallest fee possible. The cook was usually a volunteer and was seldom paid; if so, she received very little, as the schools were not in a position to pay a hired cook at that time. "Milk was usually sole! for a penny a glass and a good meal was always available for a nickel and hardly ever more than a dime," said Mrs. Harman. Mrs. Harman also reported that the government is now proposing to help provide money for the schools unable to furnish lunches lor the children. Lowell was the instigator of playground equipment, Including volleyball, basketball and other games. The units did much to help In World War I, in addition to striving to help tho children, teachers and the needy. Washington P. T. A. did much In the improvement of the school building in regard to sanitation. "We would not hold any rummage sales then,'"said Mrs. Bender. "At Christmas the Elks Club would always provide us with a sum of money to purchase necessary clothing and food for the needy." Among others who were active in the organizing of this outstanding association was Mrs. Mae Safford. Reports show that in 1911 the membership didn't exceed 30. Mrs. Hugh Nation, president of the Bakersfield Council this year, announced that the membership to date totals 3935. This amount Includes 15 city school units and does not take in the high school or special school units. The council acts as an advisory body and correlates tho work of the units, and Is often regarded as "unit counselor,'.' or a ''go-between" the P. T. A. units and tho civic groups; that is, whenever the civic groups wish the P. T. A. to assist them in a project, the council is notified. In turn the council assigns duties to the units. Often, however, projects are Initiated in the units. The council long sponsored a milk fund for donation of rnilk to undernourished children; to this fund generous individuals contributed sums the association is the student "revolving fund," .which lends money to students who desire to go to college. No interest is charged for this loan. Other officers of the group, in addition to Mrs. Nation, this year are: Mrs. Frank Uhalt, first vice-president; Mrs. George Johnson, second vice-president; Mrs. Louts Emery, third vice-president; Mrs. K. E. Stephens, recording secretary; Mrs. R. B. Rogers, financial secretary; Mrs. R. G. Gray, treasurer; Mrs. I. A. Gunther, historian; Mrs. Elmer McFaddin, auditor; Mrs. E. D. Ramsland, parliamentarian; and Mrs. Harry Krough. corresponding: secretary. To supplement the foregoing material, Mrs. Nation added the following historical data from the organization's history book: "The first P. T. A. council, under the name of the City Federation, was formed in 1914 by three units, Washington, Franklin and Lowell, the membership totaling 200, with Mrs. G. I* Brown as first president. "Milk was served to the children before 1924 in the schools At Emerson the mothers would cook lunches and bring them to serve the children at noon until a cafeteria was established and a cook hired. "The P. T. A. is responsible for many other movements, among them skating parties sponsored in 1930; summer park programs under Alfred Ames in 1931; swimming classes, a summer round-up of pre-school children in 1927, at which time more than 230 children were examined; help given migrant families in 1940 in the form of food, clothing, help in securing city water, recreational facilities in their camps, sewing and cooking classes, household furnishings, bedding and cooking utensils. "More recent projects include the well-baby clinic at which approximately 1500 babies are examined each year; the netting up of the block mother plan in 1942, a plan which nearly 1000 women agreed to take care of neighbor children whose mothers were not at home and children on the way from school should an emergency occur; many units stocked their schools with emergency rations for three or more meals and first aid equipment. "The organization has also taken part in current war activities, assisting in registration for various ration boards, working in Red Cross, at ration board, and filter stations. Many members hold Red Cross certificates for home nursing. Among past presidents are Mes- dumes G. L. Brown, L. E. Chenoweth, Walter Osborn, Cyril Garrett, E. J. Thompson, E. A. Huffaker, Guy Blair, Andrew Hancock, Harry L. Lange, M. J. Meadows, Hugh Smith, Charles Tanksley, S. A. Me- Cormac. F. O. Carrithers, Ora Crawford, Frank Starke, R. B. Rogers, H. E. Stephens and the late Mesdames W. D. Pattison, A. B. Herrington and C. R. Wilkes. Kimball and Stone Eighteenth and Chester "In the Sill Building" Mary tad i Ifftfe lamb Wto fold Jwtlwt 'twas fw nj, fresh complexion Was bis natural gift, io vou. Ten may find t»«i« it*m "Victory *xk*4." fcirt Mi* «Ml!ty «">«IM (Mekong**

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