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Early Silver Will Be Topic D.A.R.Meet Women Told Middle Class Saves Nation Program This Afternoon Will Start Last Half Of Club Year 500 Attend Convention of Southeast District Women's Clubs To an audience of clubwomen drawn' from nine counties in southeastern Pennsylvania which yesterday afternoon filled to capacity the ballroom of The Abra ham Lincoln. Dr. D. Montfort Melchoir, of Girard college, Philadelphia, expressed a deep belief in democracy and in America's great middle class. It was the district's tenth annual convention, and was attended by more' than 500 women.

"The present economic conditions," said Dr. 'A, Melchoir, "have proved in many cases tragic to the individual, but for our institutions they have proved a fine thing. We are beginning to question and i weight the value of things as we never did in the heydey of one success. One of the things we are questioning is the fundamental prin cipal of democracy." Dr. Melchoir went on to express his belief in the stability of the great middle class, backbone of democracy.

In Europe, he said, there is today practically no such class. "Therefore the two extremes of government. established by those who have swung to the left, with the resultant proletariat, or mob, rule, while those who have swung to the other extreme, set up a dictatorship." "I have no fear that America will go to either of those extremes," said Dr. Melchoir. "But I fear for our freedom, and an inferiority complex which makes us afraid to expose our democracy to the judgment of the world.

In the past, America welcomed anyone with ideas. Today the right of Einstein to enter the country was questioned." In elaborating on the forces which led to the questioning of Einstein, the speaker stressed the Importance of free speech, of freedom of, the press. He insisted also on the neces sity for an open attitude toward education, r' Would Guard Schools "No single institution is so much in need of a searching investigation as is our whole education system," said Dr, Melchoir. "The knowledge, the information, sown in our schools today will form the basis of the government of the next generation." In concluding, the speaker spoke of legislation, with its tendency to Ion off first the thing last added. He told of the necessity of careful consideration of values instead.

The city, and so the state or the home, which spends money on constructive programs spends least on protective, he said. It is the city which teaches its children to play and to protect themselves that spends least on fire prevention, on police protection. In the words of Mrs. Edear Mar burg, of Lansdowne, president of the Southeastern district of the State Federation of Pennsylvania women. Dr.

Melchoir's address was the "inspiration" following a morning period during which "information was imparted by the heads of the district departments." information regarding subjects vitally interesting to clubwomen was imparted by two other speakers on the morning program. The Hon. Mary T. Denman, member of the state legislature, and Dr. Valeria H.

Parker, vice president of the International Council of Women. Urges Legislative Study Miss Denman, who urged that each clubwoman study legislative programs and that the clubs hold at least one meeting devoted to legislative problems of the moment, was Introduced by Mrs. S. Blair Luckie, chairman of legislation for the general and state federations. Dr.

Parker's address was on the subject. "The Community and Social Hygiene." Dr. Parker is vie president of the International council of Women. She stressed the important role of the clubwoman with relation to social hygiene in her community. Department heads, who spoke on the activities of these departments, were: Mrs.

Herman B. Allyn, of Philadelphia, "American Citizenship;" Mrs. Walter B. Supplee, of Bala Cynwyd, "American Home;" Mrs. Lynwood R.

Holmes, of Philadelphia, "Conservation;" Mrs. Robert L. Cooke, of Philadelphia, "Education;" Mrs. James Lodcr, of Bromall, "Pine Arts:" Mrs. Edward R.

Feicht, of Bala Cynwyd, "Iinternational Relations;" Mrs. Paul R. Hess, Mrs. David Jours, of Pottsviile. "Public Welfare." and Mrs.

Robert L. Coates, of Chester. "Press and Publicity." Mrs. Elmer E. Mellck, of Swarth more, the stale federation's department of "Press and Publicity" called attention to the "Bermuda Pilgrimage" the department is sponsoring for federation members, their husbands, families, and friends, March 20 to 25.

The 8. 8. Transylvania has been chartered. Four days wUl be spent on the water, two in Bermuda The mayor of the Island, his official family, as well as representatives from the Bermuda Women's organizations, Including the Daughters of the British Empire and the Suffrage party, will greet the party on its arrival. There will be a masquerade dance the first evening.

No definite plans have 5een made for the second day. 1 Safety In Home Mrs. John. A. Frtck.

of Allentown. who heads a sub department of the Amprtcan home department known as "Safety within the nome," announced that her group would cooperate wiUi the National Safety Council in a survey. This survey, which will be handled for clubwomen in the district by Mrs. Henry A. Ren nlngrr.

of Allentown, will cover accidents occurring within the homes of clubwomen during the month of F. bniary. In stressing the importance of the stirvfy, Mrs. Frick said that bv actual figures fatal accidents In home totaled 29.000 for the year, wnll all accidents within the home (Continued Oa Page 7) Si 1 Vk Pu L. P.

Perry Kl ty i' Mu Doris Keller pr Photo by Harrit Ewing Pi IrX 7 iV Miu.fialaUe Minnich iJ Vt Photo by H.rri. EwinB 1 vi s. Eiinbeth Cox va I Photo by Bachrach (, Xi; 'V'r, A' MISS DORIS KELLER, daughter of Mr. and Mr. George Keller, of if 1026 Welser at Is a member of the Junior Girl Reserves of the MOV f.

1 PVRRV Iruunru nf U' C. a. All Diibllr Xv v. MRS. L.

P. PERRY, treasurer of the Y. W. C. gave a Ulk on public Wiimri, 11 w41 II affalra at the association's annual meetinr.

Thursday nlrht. Mrs. II affairs at the association's annual meeting, Thursday night. Mrs. Wr.

Charlet W. Tourneys, Championships Keep Bridge Experts on Hop Olympus Club Retains Leadership in Inter Club Tourney Contract bridge In Reading took on added interest this week. Not only did the usual weekly tournament pile up honors for skilled players In the weekly, clubs, but two important championship contests of city and county wide Interest also were on the calendar. But its piay in the third session of the inter club championship tourn Monday night, the Olympus club team not only succeeded in retaining the leadership gained in the second session, but created a deeper Interest In the concluding match to be played February 20. Scoring 129 match points, the players managed to hold first place by 4ft points over the Penn Wheelmen team, which scored 124H.

The Washington Library team, however, retained second place In the tournament, with a total score of 368 points. 25 less than the Olympus club: Tonight's play In the concluding session of the City Championship tournament, gives promise of being doubly exciting, for with two pairs lied for the leadership and the run ners up only six points behind, skill as well as the cards must favor the players. Miss Amolla Rose Dundore paired wl'h Mr. Edward Clrgrlch and Mr. Charles W.

Matten with Mrs. J. No' man Klein, are Men. The runrw up art Mrs, EUtabcth Luden Mrs. Willi and daughter Photo by Hrri Ewing Frank W.

Satterthwaite. Twenty pairs are competing. The weeks' play in the weekly tournaments resulted In the awarding of seven cups to holders of three top scores. Miss Amelia Rose. Dundore.

Mrs. Ann Runyeon and Mrs. Louis Cohen were the cup winners in the Wednesday afternoon club; Mr. C. F.

Waltman, Mr. Dewight Hart man, and Dr. W. Wendell Becker In the University club, and Mr. Ralph Webber in the Reading Bridge club.

Mr. Webber was presented with a special award for having won five cups. Top score winners for the week were: Monday afternoon club: Mrs. George J. Ermentrout.

and Mrs. Wilson O. Rothermelr 8., and Mrs. Percival Ransom, and Mrs. James A.

Fields. W. Reading Bridge club; Mrs. Bertram Harris, and Mr. R.

B. Hutchinson, Miss Mary Becker and Mr. O. F. Waltman.

W. Wednesday afternoon club: Miss Amelia Rose Dundore. and Miss Ida Kotzen, 8., Mrs. Charles Dundore and Mrs. Carl Villforth.

W. University club men's tournament: Miss Mary Becker and Dr. W. Wendell Becker, 8., and Dr. Leland F.

Way and Dr. Edwin Rentschler, W. Miss Becker was permitted to play in the men's tournament when it was opened to all mixed pairs entered in the city championship. Neat Weeks' Calendar Monday, 2 p. Duplicate, at the Woman's club.

Tuerdav. 8 p. Reading Bridcc dub. weeklv d'T the University club. Wednesday, 2 p.

AJternooo Perry is an active member of the College club which she also addressed at it meeting Wednesday night. MISS NATALIE MINNICH daughter of Mrs. Grace E. Minnich, of IffU Centre ave, is treasurer of the Junior League. MISS 8.

ELIZABETH COX, of 1578 N. Fifteenth st, la worthy matron of Golden Rule chapter, Order of Eastern Star. MRS. CHARLES W. WILLIS, with her daughter Jean.

MIS LUCILLE MORRIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Morris, of IIS N.

Fifth st ia attending Mt. Holyokc coUege, 8. Hadley, Mass. PERSONAL Mr. and Mrs.

Solon D. Bausher, of 925 Centre ave, will spend the weekend at8kytop In the Poconos. with a party of Philadelphia friends. Mr. Q.

Russell 8telnlnger, of Greenfields, will leave Monday on a trip to Mexico. Miss Lettle Witherspoon. Junior League field secretary, who has been a guest of Mrs. John Barbey Hoff, president of the Reading Junior League, has returned home. Miss Catherine Rieser.

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Rieser. of 623 N.

Fifth st las, night played In "The Ship," at the Hedgerow theatre, In Rose Valley. At the premier of the production last season. Miss Rieser won the praise of drama critics, and playgoers, for her, excellent portrayal of an old woman. Mrs. Thomas R.

Palmer, of Gray stone Park, N. Is the guest, of her son in law and daughter. Dr. and Mrs. Paul Cahanowitz, at their home, 351 N.

Fifth st. bridge club, duplicate, at the University club. Wednesday, 8.15 p. mixed pair, d'lpltcate, at the Unlversltv club, i Thursday, 8 mixed pair, duplicate, at the Olympus club. MENTION Mr.

and Mrs. E. T. Merrill, of "Sylvan Lawn," Frush Valley, have returned from trip to New York city. Miss Margaret Fix, of 203 Douglass and Miss Adelaide Bates, of 1020 N.

Fourth will be the guests of Miss Ethel Jones at her home In Oermantown over the week end. Miss Ann Row, of Allentown, Is the guest of Mrs. Richard Bets at her home In Lynoak. Miss Lillian Maier is convalescing at 'her home, 1218 Union from recent illness, during which she was confined to the Reading hospital. Mrs.

J. Warren Klein, of 1209 Orchard Is spending several days In New York, where she Is a guest at the Barblxon Plara hotel. Mr. Rleves H. Stahl, of Mechanics burg, will be a guest at the home of Mr.

L. H. Alber. 1629 N. Eleventh over the weekend.

Mr. A. Raymond Bard, of 20 8. Fifth Is attending a meeting of the Board of American Mt'slons of the United vtheran of Ami Ica. at the Hotel New Yorker, New York city, this week, Lucille Morris Camp Fire Girls Seek 1933 Birthday Honor Snip snap will go the shears as Camp Fire girls leaf through fashion magazines and catalogues.

Scratch, scratch will go their pencils as they check on tooth pastes, cold creams, and soaps, Swish, swish will go their brushes as they umlnt oranges, let tuces, and carrots. For Camp Fire girls tnis year are going to concentrate on "making the most of me." Only by fulfilling certain requirements based on making the best of themselves, in so far as social graces, beauty, and health are concerned, may Camp Fire girls earn the 1933 birthday honor. The requirements for the annual birthday honor, sent out by national headquarters, are now being distributed to members of the Reading Berks County council as they are to similar groups throughout the country. Members of a committee chosen by the Reading Berks county council to supervise work for the birthday honor will meet next Monday evening at headquarters. 519 Penn to make plans.

Miss Helen Ahrens heads the committee, members of which include: Mrs. Paul Oahsnowllz. Mrs. W. Edgar Bates.

Mrs. C. W. Dlcflen bach. Irs.

George Barker, Mm. David Swelgart, executive, and Miss Elizabeth Raurh. Requirements for the honor are varied. They range from the putting on of a fashion show, with the co operation of one or more stores, to the outfitting of a 'paper doll representing the girl with a complete wardrobe of paper costumes; from the packlnt of an imaginary trunk with magazine elite's representing wardrobe suitable for a long 1 Photo by Bachrack to the planning of a book of etiquette or from the making of a poster fhowlng balanced meals for one day to a report on at least three varieties of toilet articles, such as tooth paste, soap, cold cream, and deodorants. Mrs.

Hess Gives Tea For Visiting Clubwomen In honor of Mrs. Joseph Stelm. of New Kensington, and Mrs. R. Maurice Snyder, of Chestnut Hill, a tea was given by Mrs.

Paul R. Hess. at. her home. 531 Walnut following the convention of the Southeastern district of Federated Womans' clubs, yesterday afternoon.

Mrs. Steim is state chairman of the junior department of the State Federation and Mrs. 8nyder past president of the same department. Is state chairman of the Braille committee. Hess is president of the junior division of the Reading Woman's club.

Mrs. Oorge Strlcklcr. chairman of the Junior advisory board, poured. Members of the Junior division who acted as ushers at the convention headquarters. The Abraham Lincoln, floated.

They were: Miss Edna Gill, chairman of Mrs. Elmer W. Gray, Mrs. L. P.

Umbenhauer. Mrs. David Hill. Miss Mary Rehr and Mrs. Paul Esteriy.

i A centerpiece of daffodils adorned the tea (able, lighted by orchid colored candles. Other g'iciis. members of the lunlor division standing fie convention were: M1 Janpt Brownhack, Mlaa Dorothea sterrett, Mrs. Bruce yVJTTH Dr. S.

W. Wood house, of Phllnlolnhlft' n. enpnVer Daughters of the American Revolution will this afternoon begin the last half of their club year. The meeting will be held at the Woman's club. Dr.

Woodhouse will give an Illustrated talk on "Early America? Silver." Mrs. Ralph S. Johnson will have charge of the musical program which Includes violin solos by Mr. Walter Reider. Members of the regent's aid committee, of which Miss Emily M.

Schall is chairman, will be hostesses. Guest day will be observed at next month's meeting, February 18,, when tea will be served by the hospitality committee, of which Mrs. E. B. Strohecker is chairman.

Next month also, the organization will present its essay awards to Jhe senior high school classes, an annual custom. Subjects this year are: "Washington's Policies As Set "Forth in Hw Farewell Address," for the February class, and "The Development of Pennsylvania Highways" for the June class. The awards will be made February 22 and 23 at the high school. Mrs. Dorothy Evans Copp, regent oi me vauev rorge cnapcer, town.

will be the speaker at the meeting March 18. Hostesses lor this meetin? will be Mrs. D. N. Schaeffer, Mrs.

G. H. Bell, Mrs. S. S.

Hill. Mrs. Willis L. Bright, Mrs. Elsie Livingood and Mrs.

David Grim. Miss Martha Geiger will have charge of the music program. Speaker at the meeting April 1, will be the Rev. Lee M. Erdman.

D. D. His subject will be "Berks County Churches in the Eighteenth Century." Reports of the nominating committee will also feature this meeting, when Mrs. H. Seidel Throm will have charge of the music program.

First of the May meetings will be devoted to exercises at the Mathers' Tree at Antietam Lake, with Mrs. John F. Neihart. chairman of the conservation and thrift committee, in charge. At the second one.

May 20, reports of delegates attending the Continental Congress in Washington, Aoril 17 22, will be heard. Music will be In charge of Mrs. Lloyd Spies and the hostesses will be members of the music committee, Mrs. John T. chairman.

Concluding the 1932 33 season, the members will conduct a pilgrimage to the Reading Museum and Art Gallery, following 'their annual meeting at the Woman's club when the new officers will be installed and new members will be initiated. At this time also, election of delegates to the state conference will take place. Besides Miss Schall. members of the regent's aid committee who will be hostesses at todav's meeting, are: Mrs. Edward Z.

Scholl. Miss Ann Snndt. Miss Elizabeth Seaman. Mrs. wunam r.

Aionsni. Miss ruema e. Neihart, Mrs. Paul H. Esteriy, Mrs.

Floyd Fett. Miss Dorothy Armstrong. Mrs. Harry Collins. Mrs.

Edgar FraunfeWer. Mrs. Robert Gauker, Mks Elsie Helms. Mrs. Harry H.

Kline, Miss Grar Manning. Miss Esther L. Schick. Mrs. Irvin T.

Smith. Mrs. Roy H. Slangier. Mrs.

Paul Reed. Mrs. James Calwell. Miss Flora DeLong. Mrs.

Ralph Focht, MLss Grace Hahn. MLss Theodora Heiz mann, Mrs. Darlington Kulp. Miss Ella Neihart, Mrs. Forrest R.

Shana man, Mrs. Charles Spangler, Mrs. W. Howard Swartz. Mrs.

H. Seidel Throm and Miss Doris Wittich. Mrs. Carl Walker Hostess at Bridge Mrs. Carl Walker, of 211 Revere Lincoln Park, entertained at a bridge party at her home.

Her guests were: Mrs. Thomas Lantz, Mrs. Robert Shultz, Mrs. A. H.

Cleveland. Mrs. C. D. Eisenberg, Mrs.

L. W. Lutz, Mrs. Earl Hassel, Mrs. Victor Sturgis.

Mrs. Harry W. Styer, Mrs. E. J.

Bolender, Mrs. Harry Shlpe. Mrs. Anna Free, Mrs. William Head.

Mrs. C. Heyburn Jones. Mrs. Francis Savage Mrs.

Katharine Hassel. Mrs. M. N. Mayes, Miss Thclma Keiper.

Mrs. George Super, Mas. Margiret Prutzman. Mrs. Charlotte Rlsheill, Mrs.

Margaret Oswald. Mrs. Malcolm Ruth, Mrs. Anna Miller. Mrs.

Flovd Landis. Mrs. Earl Savage, Mrs. Russell Snvder, Mrs. Ralph Schmucker, Mrs.

J. R. Althouse. Mrs. William H.

Calvert. Mrs. Robert M. Rowland, Mrs. WaK ter E.

Parker and Mrs. Gerhardt Ullrich. Mr. and Mrs. D.

R. Baker Dinner Bridge Hosts Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Baker entertained at dinner at their home, 1124 Reading Wvomlsslng, last night.

Bridge playing followed dinner. Their guests were: Mr. and Mrs. R. L.

Baker, Mr. and Mrs. John Vogt. Mr. and Mrs.

Fred H. Dechant. Mr. and Mrs. William Gosch and Mr.

and Mrs. J. Hervey Sternbergh. Mrs. W.

T. Pierce Hostess To' College Club Group Mrs. William T. Pierce, of West Lawn, entertained her brldce club, members of the College club, at luncheon. Tho affair u.a h.M Thomas Jefferson tearoom.

After nincncon me guests piaved bridge. Those present were: Mrs. William Ahrrn Mr Pliarln Ntffn.n Mrs. Harold Miller. Mls Margaret Stephen and Mrs.

John Barr, a guest of the club. Miss Kremp to Dance At Uogleslown Club Mifs Marie Kremp, prominent In art circles. ha tvpn h1v1lH In Hini at the Oarden club. Doylestown. Pa Feoruary is.

Mtss Kremp will dance five Of her own rnmnnilllnlu Sh appeared last month at the Plastic club. Philadelphia, in a similar pro gram, Butler. Mrs. J. Carroll Mast.

Miss Blanche Williams. Mrs. Henry Vogt, Mrs. Fred Fuellr. Mtss Bettv Sea.

man. Mrs. Benjamin L. WpIs'h. Mrs.

J. Francis Large. Mrs. William T. Hoiisum.

Mls Ruth Taylor, Mrs. Wal Ince loos. Miss Emma Kissinger, and the following member of the senior club. Mrs. H.

Leverwood, Mrs. George M. Jnws Miss Lucy Kuril and Mrs. Strlcklr houe guest, Mrs. Walter Miller, state treasurer..

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