The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on May 23, 1943 · Page 19
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York · Page 19

Brooklyn, New York
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Sunday, May 23, 1943
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I 4 ' Will Be Busy Summer at Y. W. C. A. "its: ,-T 0 ... v-; Mrs. Barbara Mathias By BEATRIC E JONES Something to do every night for every one end a special program for night shift workers Is the objective of the new, carefully planned schedule of the Central Branch of the Y. W. C. A. t 30 3d Ave., which this Summer will maintain a full program of activities. "Working girls are finding things a little difficult right now. They are hard at work at their jobs and putting in lots of overtime; we are endeavoring, through this program, to have the girls come here for necessary relaxation and enjoyment whenever their time will allow," explained Mrs. Barbara Mathias, director of the business, professional and industrial departments of the Y. W. C. A., who is In charge of the extended Summer program. Heretofore the regular club program of the association has broken up each Spring, but the war has brought about a change. Starting on June 14 through to Aug. 23, a committee composed of the members themselves will schedule a wide choice of social, educational, sports and outdoor programs with no less than three events each evening, except Saturday, from which to -choose. 5 f Knows All CDVO Information Aide at Fort Greene Has Sent 20.000 Persons Away Happy How can I get married? Where do I get a birth certifi-4; cate? Where do I get a permit for keeping chickens? How do ? I find the child health clinic? These and hundreds of other ? questions, sometimes as many as 500 a day, are answered ' by the Brooklyn CDVO Information .3 Aide at the Fort Greene-Bedford , $ Health Station. f. ). On.s.ot 6.1,63 volunteers who have f been referred by the Health and Welfare Division to various health and welfare agencies of the bor-i's ough. Miss Sally A. Wright, the ? CDVO Aide at this health center, f-a serves two days a week at the sta-w tion and is enthusiastic about the P work. Miss Wright, who taught in m the city schools for 35 years, is a "5 kindly, gentle-voiced woman with 'J a sympathetic feeling for all of the ;J hundreds of persons who come to t her for help and Information. - "A charming young woman and . her mother came to me one day," h Miss Wright said. "She was dis-traught because her sister was In 3 occupied Norway and they had no 'j way of getting funds to her. On Inquiry I found that the sister was born in Brooklyn and her birth cer- tificate was available. In a short time we had written to Washington and made all necessary arrange-ments to send money to the woman In Norway. The Red Cross took ever from there. I shall never for-get how grateful that girl and her Mother were." Aided 20,000 Working at the Health Center 3 twice a week for the last 11 months, S Miss Wright believes that she has tt Riven information to approximately ;j; 20,000 persons. Boys who want their g birth certificates, boys and girls who want their working papers, mothers vf looking for the child health clinic, , , I 1 1 11 V h !i -llilliwl l'i Um'Iii '111 i.iilhn- lllW'Si'l illh .li'lil km t ft !. m MAN'S WORK Florence Goboioff of 284 Penn St. is : e member of the Women's ' Army Auxiliary Corps working fot Dugway Proving Grounds, ' l.Toolele, Utah. After receiving her first training at the I First Waac Training Center,1 f Fort Des Moines, la., she went :,to this army post where the ..Waac has token over many 'bdmlnistrative jobs. 4 - j.V the AnswersiLv service men who want to get married and don't know where to go for a blood test, a rmy and navy men whose girls are in other States and don't know what to do about arranging for marriage licenses, these and many more. "Sometimes," Miss Wright confided, "people come In looking for one agency or another or for information and Just stay here and talk. Often men from the armed services, back from the battle front, come in looking for the Red Cross or one of the various health agencies and they stay and speak of their experience or whatever is on their minds." In commending the services of Miss Wright and the many hundreds of volunteers who are aiding in health and welfare agencies, Miss Arrietta Smith, chairman of the Brooklyn CDVO Health and Welfare Division, yesterday made an appeal to more borough residents to serve in these key home front morale community institutions. "Mast of the services are undermanned, especially In the daytime," Miss Smith said. "We could use more information aides at the District Health Center. Many more women are needed to work in the hospitals of Brooklyn as clerical workers and clinical aides. As the Summer approaches," she added, "daytime workers to act as recreation aides and playground helpers will be a necessary part of volunteer civilian defense activities." To Discuss Puerto Rico "Puerto Rico, Pioneer In Inter-American Relations" will be the topic of the Union de Mujeras Americanas at the meeting today at 4 p.m. in the Biltmore Hotel. Guest speakers will be Dr. Jose G. Padin, former Acting Governor of Puerto Rico; Miss Minerva Bernardino, vice chairman of the Inter-American Commission of Women in Washington, and Mrs. Isabel de Aguilar, president of the Association of Graduate Women, and trustee of the University of Puerto Rico. Entertainment will be by Rosita Rios, soloist; Gloria Belmonte, Interpreter of Spanish dancing. Mother and Daughter There will be a mothers' and daughters' banquet at the Ocean-side Methodist Church on Thursday. Mrs. Norman W. Patterson Is chairman of the affair which is sponsored by the Women's Society for Christian Service of the church. Club to Keep Up War Work The Bay Ridge Reading Club recently voted to continue Its war work through the Summer at a business meeting at the home of the president, Mrs, Robert S. Kent, Ridge Boulevard and 76th St. The work will be done at the Parish House of Christ Church, Bay Ridge, Pool plunges as late as 10 o'clock at night will be enjoyed by the girls working late evenings, while tennis, gym work, ping pong, roller-skating and badminton are planned for those feeling more active. ' Roof suppers, with every one bringing her own, and sewing and knitting sessions will bring members together lor many hours of pleasant association. Those who want to contribute to (he war effort In a worthwhile way will meet on Wednesday eve-Ings. A swim is planned first to pep up the workers for their Important duties of the evening, namely, making surgical dressings. The Service Center, co-operating with civic groups, meets on Thursday evenings, and Its work includes all war service activities. Meritorious work done by the Service Crafts group of the center has supplied the naval hospital with bedroom slippers for the convalescent, scrapbooks and informal games for the men hospitalized. Saturday evenings will be "big nights" at the "Y," with a dance for the servicemen and the women who have completed the hostess couise. Acting as a hostess is taken as important work by the members of this group and the serious duties and requirements of a "Y" hostess are stressed in the course. Parties each Thursday night are also given for the boys in the armed forces, who are invited from all nearby stations. "We are not the least bit partial and have had servicemen from all branches. Nationality makes no difference either, since we have entertained English, French, Norwegian and even two Chinese merchant marine men! Even though they could not talk English they smiled and bowed and seemed to enjoy themselves," said Mrs. Mathias, as she told of some of the hostesses who are studying conversational French in order to be able to talk with the visting French sailors. Picnic Trips Sunny Sundays will find groups gathering for bike, hike and picnic trips, planned in advance by the Youth Hostel group, thoroughly familiar wih the paths, trails and park systems of our State. Plans are in the making for a daytime program for night shift workers and It includes the use of the pool, gym and roller-skating facilities. Tea dances, with the girl employes of the Navy Yard acting as hostesses, are planned for the servicemen who are also on night shifts and who seek entertainment during the day. Miss Mary Scottl is chairman of the membership drive for the Summer program. She will head a committee of about 100 girls under the leadership of ten captains. A kick-off party to start the campaign will be held tomorrow evening. Ambulance Saves Life of Woman in London An American ambulance, presented by the towns of Port Washington, Plandomc and Man-hasset, received an emergency rail at midnight in London recently. The patient was a woman suffering from a severe hemorrhage and an operation .(Caesarian section) was to be done as soon as possible. Before the woman could be moved from her home . to the Nursing Home, however, a blood transfusion had to be given. Two doctors with equipment came in the ambulance and started the transfusion while the patient was still in bed. She was then carried downstairs to the ambulance and conveyed to the hospital. The transfusion was carried on all the time and on the way, as one bottle finished, a second was started. The patient was able to be operated on within three hours of receiving the call and her life was saved. fFrom the News Bulletin of the BWRS.) Carroll Club Opens Camp Over Long Holiday Weekend The Carroll Vacation Club In Pawling formally opens Its weekend season on the Decoration Day holiday, with three days of outdoor activities. Sports will be held on the extensive fields of this vacation camp for self-supporting girls In Dutchess County. Miss Margaret Beschel, newly-appointed camp director, will be In charge of the activities. The Sports Club of the Carroll Club, 120 Madison Ave., will be special guests for the opening weekend. The camp will be open for vacations on June 25. The annual Glee Club concert will be held on Wednesday evening in the ballroom of the clubhouse. Harry R. Spier, director of the group for the past three years, will conduct the program of three-party songs for women's voices. The final tea dance of the season will be given next Sunday afternoon, under the auspices of the social department. Miss Peggy Back Is hostess-chairman for the affair. The weekly Saturday night dance will have Miss Sally Farrell in charge of arrangements. Auxiliary to Meet A clam chowder luncheon and a card party took place in the parish house of the Oceanside Presbyterian Church on Friday, given by the Auxiliary to the Wayside Home School for Girl. Mrs. Harry H. Baumann was chairman. The next meeting of the Auxiliary will take place on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., in the home in Valley Stream. Mrs. Clarence J. Walker, president, will preside. The business session is to be followed by luncheon, served by the girls of the home. and conti-sts of sewing for needy families of service men. It Is under the direction of Mrs. Graham Townsend. Following the voting, reports were made by Mrs. Charles S. Warbasse, Mrs. Clinton Bennett, Mrs. Dudley J. Smith and Mrs. Wallace M. Cox, delegates to the City Federation ,of Womln's Clubs. p Ski v -( "To W ? fit 'Vuy f V" INI SSokv ... 1$ j'Th-Bcs 00 no roVilB Mag f iMfes W. l!L WARNING Mrs. Mary Mc-Govern, mother of seven children, with two of her daughters, Patricia and Mary Alice, works every Saturday night in the Aircraft Warning Center, plotting the courses of all planes flying over fhis area. AWVS Reaches $15,000,000 Mark In Bond Sales The Brooklyn War Savings staff of the AWVS report a total of $2,366,055.74 in bonds and stamps sold during the month of April. The total since the staff was organized amounts to $15 578.389.44. Crown Heights War Savings staff has completed two bombers at $175,000 each and a pursuit plane at $75,000. All the bonds sold within a period of. two months. Flatbush AWVS War Savings staff announces the completion of a second $350,000 bomber, and went over the top with $138,770 In bonds oversold. They are still going strong on sales. Williamsburg AWVS reports $275,000 in bonds and stamps sold. This unit has a canteen on their headquarters, and service men are entertained every Saturday night. Since Thanksgiving,, they have en- tertained 500 soldiers and sailors. School Children Raise Enough Bonds For Two Jeeps By canvassing neighborhood sanea togerner on me uiympic homes and saving their own pennies j as war nurses . . . they have the children of P. S. 216, at the I . . in thg reyiew farther end of the borough near the 1 3 inlets that skirt Coney Island, se- course for retired nurses com-curcd enough money in war bonds jng back into service, to buy the jeep they had pledged j to secure in ttvo weeks, after a pep i , , ; talk from their principal, Louis Kronfield. When the goal was at - tained Mrs. Irene Morse, an AWVS Bensonhurst Unit War Savings Staff captain, arranged for ft jeep to be sent to the school for the 20- minute recess celebration held by the jubilant students. Encouraged by their success, they are planning a play for Friday the admission to which will be a war savings stamp. USO Party Volunteers from the Nassau Woman's Club will serve at the USO party at Hempstead on Friday. Mrs. Ellsworth Fowler has been appointed corresponding secretary of the Oceanside branch of the 'American Red Cross. Mrs. Richard Hubbard and Mrs. Knowlton Boyce are a committee to consider new headquarters. A brush-up first aid course will be given at the branch in July. J si S LEADER Mrs. Anne Hawkins Barnard, formerly director of adult education at the Central Branch of the Y. W. C. A. in Brooklyn, has been appointed special representative of the National Safety Council in charge of women's activities. She was a director of the American Women's Association from 1940 to 1942, i i iii7i'!;!i!'!!llliiS PATRIOTIC FUN The Kings Highway AWVS Business Girls Group recently entertained 38 soldiers at the Avalon Theater and dancing at a local restaurant following the show. The group fetes servicemen stationed in Brooklyn regularly and has set up a shopping service at the Manhattan Beach USO. iiSS'kKUij&i'.kanusi'i'.'iifri llul.i'li.ftlM'il'nlfi' MEET AGAIN Twenty-five years ago Mrs. Georgette Stonebanks Ebe (left) and rs- Evelvn Leventon Maclaire j 1 f' I t VjOrUen Vlly j Wnmnn'! P.lllVl " UU1UI1 S ViUJJ rtf XflOOSeS vJillCerS I The Woman's Club of Garden City at Its annual meeting reelected Mrs. Gerald B. Wadsworth as president. Other officers chosen were Mrs. Charles G. Bishop, first vice president; Mrs. Royal Toner, second vice president; Mrs. Frederick H. Handsfield, recording secretary; Mrs. Mahlon B. Doing, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Walter T. Fitzgerald, treasurer; Mrs. Harry C. Maguire, auditor; Mrs. Warren W. Carpenter, historian, and Mrs. John M. Sanderson, director for three years. Other directors now serving are Mrs. Luer L. Wiltbank until 1944 and Mrs. Howard A. Hoover until 1945. After the business session Mrs. Walter T. Fitzgerald introduced the guest speaker, Miss Janet Pinney of the Musuem of the City of New-York, who gave an illustrated lecture on furnishings of old New York homes, including the Dikeman, Gracie and Van Cortlandt mansions. Mrs. George A. Molony was in charge of the afternoon tea hour. Garden Club Plans for the bridge to be held the afternoon of June 7, at Christ Church, were mada at the last meeting of the Bay Ridge Garden Club. Mrs. George Fedderson presided and Mrs. Howard E. Jones, portrait painter, spoke on color. Tea hostesses were Mrs. Robert Vance. Mrs. Gerd Henjes. Mrs. Bernaid H. Fmith and Mrs. Ralph H. Oarllck. Mrs. William E. Bossert was guest book chairman. Smith College Club Mrs. Ormond M. Gove, new president of the Smith College Club of Brooklyn, will entertain members of the executive board. Tuesday night. In her home, 535 3d St. Plans will be discussed for next season's program. Members of the club met for luncheon Thursday in the Central Y. W. C. A. and then listened to the Smith College commencement over the radio In the Y lounger o v ? Reunion on Home Front Two Nursrs in Last War Meet Again At Course Given for Retired Nurses Two retired graduate nurses who had received their training In the same school for nurses and who had sailed on the same ship for overseas duty in the last war met again for the first time in 25 years at the first session of ft review course for retired nurses sponsored by the Brooklyn CDVO Nurses Replacement Committee. The story of the reunion was told yesterday by Mrs. Charles A. Weymuller, executive vice chairman of the committee, in announcing that registration is now open for a fifth course to begin Tuesday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. In Red Cross headquarters, 57 Willoughby St. The course, which has already returned more than 125 nurses to service on the home front to replace nurses called away to military service, is a brief review designed to acquaint the retired nurse with new techniques and new drugs and their uses. The fifth course, as were the other courses, will be given by Miss Helen Seller, science instructor at the Methodist Hospital, and will consist of five two-hour sessions held on Tuesday evenings. Application for registration may be made at Brooklyn CDVO, 131 Livingston St., or at the Nurses Avso- elation of the Counties of Long j Island, 1 Hanson Place, j The two retired nurses who had ' their home front reunion are Mrs. ; Georgette Stonebanks Ebe and Mrs. Evelyn Leventon Maclaire. Mrs. Ebe. then Miss Stonebanks, was graduated from Jamaica Hospital Training School for Nurses In 1911 BROOKLYN lAGLf, SUNDAY, MAY 23, 194J 19 Mother and Girls Help Spot Planes Side by Side, They Work Night Through Plotting Course of Aircraft Over City Every Saturday night, a little after 11 o'clock, Mrs. Mary McGovern, the mother of seven children, gathers up Ik two oldest girls, Alice, 20, and Patricia.. 18, and off they g from their home at 11-58 43d St., Corona, to an unidentified spot across the bridge. Their destination is the Manhattan skyscraper that secretly hcuscs the Aii-craft Warning Center. There, the mother and two daughters report at midnight and work side by side until 8 o'clock Sunday morning, plotting the courses of all planes that fly over the New York Wing Area. .nniiini task done for the ... ..r-.,.. .nrf her two " ma. ,nd then take the subway back home, where, the Wing sent out an appeal for Mrs. McOovern gets the rest of the more volunteers and Mrs. McGov-family up and out to church. ells her two eldest daugh- People often ask Mrs. m - I'll II ,1 I, lt! and while serving in private practice at the hospital uecame acquainted with Mrs. Maclaire, then Miss Leventon, who was in training at the nurses' school. A few months after the latter was graduated in 1918 the two nurses met on the Olympic. Unknown to the other, each had volunteered for service overseas. Mrs. Ebe, after already having served for eight months at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas. They sailed as floaters in replacement units to take the place of nurses already abroad who needea relief, particularly from the ravages of the influenza epidemic. Mrs. Ebe served for five months in a hospital at Winchester, Hants, Eng land. Mrs. Maclaire was stationed i for ten months at Base Hospital 95. at Peregueux. near Bordeau, France, i w here until the end of the war men were received from hospital trains from the front line. The next meeting of the two nurses was at the review course, which they are taking to bring them up to date on new developments in their profession, to which they are returning in the present nursing shortage. Both women have married and have children but will be able to give their service. Mrs. Ebe, the mother of two. the older now in Camp Claiborne, La., will do volunteer work in a hospital. Mrs. Maclaire, who also has two children, is the wife of a doctor and is taking care of his office and assisting In giving treatments, is able, to release a nurse. em where she gets a'J that er.crj:.. She smiles very knowingly and replies: "When you wash, iron and fcciu'j all week long, one night a week n the Center is just plain reU:;aiiun.'' Mrs. McOovern, a woman in hr early 40's, has been workin? tcr the New York Air Defe:.;e W.rj aince October, 1941. Sometime. one night a week, sometimes t nd three night, a week. Rec: Recruilv, . . 41 ' t. , the Navy Department and goes to Hunter College four evening n week, where her studies follow a technical bent. Likes to Jitterbug Patricia goes to Hunter in the daytime. Like her sisters, her dancing fits the jitterbug .pattern. What she likes most about comins to the Center is that she can get candy in the machine in the women's lounge, not available elsewhere. William, the oldest boy, has Juit turned 19. He has been going to Queens College up to last week, when he enlisted as an aviation cadet in the army. Philip, ase 15, goes to Junior High, and Rhys Michael, 14;-Frances, 12, and John. 10, attend Our Lady of Sorrows School. All the children have been active In bond selling and the scrap drive. At one time, the front lawn was piled high with scrap. John McGovern, the father, born in Ireland, works seven days a week for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Like the rest .of the family, he is proud of his wife's work at the Aircraft Warning Center. Getting enough food for so many always has been a concern of Mrs. McGovern. The point rationtas system has helped considerably, for now the McGovern family receives 160 points a week. "We don't drink much coffee," Mrs. McGovern said. "The neighbors know this and they're always dropping in for an extra cup of coffee." Mrs. McGovern feels women should find time to give to war activities such as the Aircraft Warning Center. "My seven children give me seven good reasons why I'm at the .Center." . The New York Afr Defense Wins is seeking 1.000 additional women volunteers. Daytime shifts are five hours, two set days a week and once every third Sunday. The Dog Watch -Dawn Patrol is one night a week from midnight to 8 a.m. P. T.-A. Elects President Who Was Once a Pupil in School The Parent-Teacher Association of P. S. 57, Reid Ave. and Van Buren St.. has elected Mrs. Isabella Eton McGuinncss president. Mrs. McGuinncss taught at that school and began her school days in its kindergarten, and also taught in P. S. 26 from which she was graduated. She was teaching in P. S. 25 when she resigned to assume household duties. Mrs. McGuinness Is a graduate of Girls High School and Maxwell Training School for Teachers. She resides at 405 Van Buren St. with her husband, Patrolman McGuinness, and their four children. Mrs. Katherine Barstow of the United Parents Association spoke on "Keeping Children Happy." Mrs. Anna Williams reported on Summer camps. The other officers elected were Mrs. Anne Abramson, vice president; Mrs. Irene Spiegle, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Frieda Freeman, recording secretary; Mrs. Molly Wachsman, financial secretary, and Mrs, Kay Pap-pas, treasurer. Birthday Luncheon To Aid Children The annual birthday luncheon of the Phyllis Friedman League will be held at the Hotel Delmonlco cn Wednesday. Mrs. Meyer Michalo-witz and Mrs. Louis Weisberg are chairmen of the luncheon, and Mrs. Arthur Jacobs heads the Journal through whose publication the proceeds are generously increased. The chairman of the league, Mrs. Morris Friedman of "5 Martenfe St.. founded it four years ago in memory of her daughter, Phyllis. Mrs. Friedman and her committee employ numerous means to ralro funds for npedy boys and girls un-abl! to afford the long months of medical attention and close supervision demanded for sick hearts. The funds send children without discrimination to Irvington House, where in ideal country surroundings they are given public schooling taught by teachers of the New York City Board of Education and are occupied with nature study, craft work and recreation adapted to their Individual strength, all in ad. ditlon to rehabilitating care. D. A. R. Anne Cary Chapter, D. A. R. will elect officers and hear annual reports tomorrow afternoon lh th hnm- nf Mrs, Walter de Fabrttls, J Vincent Place, LynorooK. i

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