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g part n Mexican Co-eds Progress National University Opens Dormitory for Girl Students BY CHRISTY FOX MEXICO CITY, Sept. 9. Women are gaining new prominence at the University of Mexico, long a stronghold of education tor men. A small residence hall run by the Mexican Association of University Women and sponsored by the university now boasts the first board-and-room accommodations ever .available on the campus for women students. I talked with the university's president, Rudolfo Brito Foueh-er, and caught his enthusiasm in the advances being made for women here. Of course, the plans are moving slowly. The residence for women as yet is only an experiment. But it is working out so successfully that It should open a whole new field for women students, making it possible for more girls to come to the city from the outlying states and live under university upervision. Backed by Faculty Women Senorita Luz Grovas is dean tt women. She is a soft-spoken woman whose heart is in this experiment as is that of charming Senorita Maria Teresa Chavez, president of the University Women's Association. Both have traveled the United States and know many educators there. Senorita Grovas spoke of Dr. Mary Sinclair Crawford, former dean of women at the University of Southern California. In the basement of the residence hall the university operates a clinic for tubercular students. Co-eds do not confine them- elves to liberal arts courses, i HH( ' jJ" ' .... "-..j -vN . -f jei-JX I " j jfr-m "4 .JtSBaawfiia jajawhiln rjjaaMteitafcitort &w,uJtkMiSsbMsi ACTIVITIES Jlosangeics Cimcs FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1943 Jewish Leader Reports on National Conference Mrs. Adolph Sieroty Tells Discussions of Practical Aid to Victims'ol Nazis BY BESS M. WIIaSOX Mrs. Adolph Sieroty, leader of the Los Angeles community and founder of the Hadassah here, has returned from the American Jewish conference in New York. American Jews, she says the conference revealed, are un-precedentedly impressed with the necessity of rescuing and rehabilitating' their people whoi have suffered in Europe. And "f 7 j T the task, she added, has be- VjrQrCZGIl LsillJD come so great mai ine unuea Nations must be asked to help IT'S THE NAVY Lieut. Comdr. Turner F. Caldwell and Lynn Bari of the Naval Aid Auxiliary share their mutual interest the Navy as they discuss N.A.A.'s benefit performance of "Play Time," running currently in Hollywood. They are courageous in their ambitions to study law, medicine, chemistry, commerce, dentistry, nursing and engineering. Back of this women s educa tion movement is the force of the Mexican Association of L'ni- versity Women organized in 1921. About 100 members have sponsored such "firsts" in Mexico City as an institute of languages, a children's story hour. children's court and the resi dence hall. Another new trend is Mexico's first women's university, the Uni-versidad Femenina de Mexico, opened In February near the famous forest of Chapultepec, and under direction of Senora Adela Formoso de Ohregon Santacilia. This private institution was founded to provide a university for the girls of traditional Mexican families who still hesitate to permit their daughters to attend a co-educational school. accomplish it "It was the greatest spiritual experience I ever had," Mrs. Sieroty said. She recalled conference discussions on the practical side of building a commonwealth in Palestine, of saving Jewish children in Nazi-dominated countries, of getting food and clothing to the Jews still crowded in Axis-controlled ghettos. "We have to double or triple our efforts and ask the help of the United States and Great Britain," she asserter. Mrs. Desoto Poole, national president of Hadassah, told the conference that on the day she spoke 102 child refugees had arrived in Palestine, and that recently her organization had sent $110,000 for their care. "That work must go on." Mrs. Sieroty said. "That is the responsibility of our women and for it we will continue to strive. But the rescue and establishing of Jewish people In Palestine is possible only through abrogation of the Palestine white paper of 103!, which limited Jewish immigration and which will halt it in March." Mrs. Sieroty says this !s the first step toward ending anti-Semitism and preserving Jewish culture built through centuries. Luncheon Set A noon luncheon Monday in the garden of Mrs. William L. Honnold's Bel-Air home at 356 St. Pierre Road will launch the 1943-44 season of the Bel-Air Garden Club, under leadership of the new president, Mrs. George Parker Ryan. Lloyd Douglas, author, will be introduced by Mrs. Richard Wallace, program chairman, as principal speaker on the 10:30 o'clock morning program. Mrs. Arthur R. Smiley and her hospitality committee will assist Mrs. Honnold as hostesses for the luncheon. Mrs. Ryan, who has named Mmes. Malcolm Cameron, Edgar J. Goodspeed and Arthur Bumill-er directors, entertained the board at a tea in her Stone Canyon home last week. SOUNDINGS BY LUCILLE LEIMERT XEW MAGIC Maps discarded by the city of Los Angeles engineer's office are not destroyed, but are boiled until all color and print have vanished. The fine lawn remaining is converted into dainty baby dresses which are distributed to wives of servicemen by the Red Cross. CHEER Mrs. Hazel Parant of Seattle has worked out an interesting war job. Four months ago she revealed it to a number of florists and received immediate support. All of which makes it possible for her to set out every Saturday morning in a Red Cross station wagon loaded with flowers which she takes to naval and military hospitals and arranges them on patients' beside tables. It's a real event when Hazel arrives. You have no idea how one velvety rose can change a whole day for a lad. GRATEFUL Terry Hersh-man sends me this excerpt from a bread-and-butter letter written by a soldier to his hostess. "I know one big thing this war has accomplished for us on this side of the world. It is a greater appreciation of our families, friends, communities and nation. For those of yon at home don't fail to appreciate what you have! Don't take it for granted! Work for It! Fight for It! And, if necessary, die for it!" Terry says the writer Is the father of a 19-month-old daughter whom he has not seen since she was 1 month old. SELFLESS Mrs. Winifred Mary Young, 65, who works on a defense plant swing shift so that she can do her U.S.O. and Red Cross work in the mornings, is a voluntary sitter with the children of neighbors as a side line. She believes young mothers should have a little time off for fun. CLUBDOM Women- .4 miliary to the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon for Lieut. Comdr. Dorothy C. Stratton, the Am- oassaaor, it. Cheviot Hills-Monte Mar Vl Car-len club Meetinor, West Side Ten- ni Club, 9:4"i. Mnnurrlplrr CI iih Program meeting, 618 S. Broadway, 6. Camp Fire Girl Craft demonstration, department store exhibit iall at Seventh and Broadway; pupner show performances at 1:30, 2 and 2:30 p.m. Keren ty-fonrth Street P.T.A. Board luncheon, home of Mrs. Jamea F. Buehner. Missionary Will Talk About Asia 'Shadow Over Asia" is the topic to be discussed by Rev. Horace W. Ryburn, missionary recently returned from Thailand, when the Women's Missionary Society of Immanuel Presbyterian Church meets from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Westminster Hall. A prayer circle will precede the business meeting conducted by Mrs. Frank L. Daniels. Current events will be outlined by Gertrude I. Miller, the young people's conference will be reported by Mrs. F. H. Allis and Rev. Glenn D. Puder, and there will be music by Prof. Frans Huffman. Members will bring sandwiches to the banquet hall where tea and coffee will be served. The afternoon program will Include Mr. Ryburn's talk and songs by Hope Czukor. B.P.W.C. War Activities Head Named Mrs. Alice Tanner Galrdner, of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Los Angeles, will handle the war services of this group, It has been announced by the president, Kath-erine Adams Stoll. Miss Erma Grant will head the Red Cross work of the group and Mrs. Polly Hall Carithers the work with th U.S.O. Mrs. Gertrude H. Rounsavell member of the Los Angeles Board of Education, has accepted Miss Stoll's appointment as chairman of education. Miss Grace S. Stoermer will be chairman of finance; Miss Mary E. Frick chairman of legislation and of the club's directory. Mrs. Arlee Haynes and Mrs. Ann C. Vestal will edit the bulletin; Mrs. Mamie L. Whitehill is chairman of hospitalit'; Miss Estella L. Churchill of international relations;. Mrs. M. Evelyn Lewis of membership; Mrs. Laura LeYeille program; Miss Kather-ine Johnson, public affairs; and Mrs. Doris H. Winch, news reporting. Miss Lenore A. Walsh is chairman of courtesy; Mrs. Marguerite Aubin of decorations; Mrs. Laurel O. Knezevich, equal rights; Dr. Paula Horn, health; Mrs. Gertrude Dearborn, motion pictures; Miss Victoria McAlmon, radio; Miss Jane C. Humphreys, reservations; Mrs. Jessie Graham, vocational assistance. Skin Care Helps Olive oil or glycerine massaged into the skin before bedtime will keep the hand3 soft. 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