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WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

CALENDAR 
FEBRUARY 1941 



Swimming Pool Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a. m. to 
12:30 p. m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. 

Friday 3 p. m. to 9 p. m. and Saturday 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Men's Guest Night in Swimming Pool — Tuesday from 5:30 to 
6:30 p. m. and Friday from 5:30 to 9 p. m. 

League Bridge — Every Tuesday, Card Room, 2 and 7 p. m 

BOOK MART AND RAG FAIR — FEBRUARY UTH AND 12TH 
FEBRUARY — 1941 VALENFINE BRIDGE PARTY — FEBRUARY 14TH — 1:30 O'CLOCK 

3 — Club Round Table M. D. Rm. 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

4 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — By Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2:00 p.m. U 7:00 p.m. 

(25c a corner) 

6 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10:00 am.-4:00 p.m. 

"Expression" — Mrs. John Howell Chinese Rm 11:00 a.m. 

(fifth in series of 10 lectures) 

French Round Table — Mile, Mane Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeiine le Brun de Surville presiding M. D. Rm 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Aud 8:00 p.m. 

"The Place of Music in City Libraries" — Miss Jessica Fredricks, 

Director of the Music Department in the San Francisco Public Library 

7 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

Spanish Round Table — Senorita Marie del Pino presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

10 — Club Round Table M. D. Rm 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

11— BOOK MART AND RAG FAIR Auditorium .... 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 

Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — By Mrs. Henry £. Annis Rm. 208 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

( 25c a corner) 

12— BOOK MART AND RAG FAIR Auditorium .... 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 

Professor Raymond G. Gettell — Current Economic Events Lounge 12:00 noon 

(first in series of seven lectures) 

Spanish Round Table — Senonta Angela Montiel presiding Mural Rm. 12:15 p.m. 

Book Review Dinner— Mr.w T. A. Stoddard will rerieu;: 

"Embezzled Heaven" by Frans Werfel. Dinner $1.00 a plate Nat. Def. Rm 6:00 p.m. 

13 — "Expression" — Mr.s. John Hourell (sixth in series of 10 lectures) Chinese Rm 11:00 a.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Mane Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeiine le Bru-n de Surville presiding M. D. Rm. 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Auditorium 8:00 p.m. 

Introductory talk by Oliver Kehrlein. writer of Garden Club and 
Ski Columns in San Francisco Examiner — Two films in Color: 
"Autumn in Cahfornia" and "Yosemite Winter Sports". 

14 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Oiiviec presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

Valentine Bridge Party — Dessert Bridge — 50c per person American Room 1:30 p.m. 

17 — Club Round Table M. D. Rm 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

18 — Garden Round Table — Miss Clara Schaefer. Chairman (85c a plate) Mural Rooin 12:15 p.m. 

Speaker and subject to be announced at a later date. 

Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — By Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 .... 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. 

(25c a corner) 

19 — Professor Raymond G. Gettell — Current Economics fiiients Auditorium 12:00 noon 

(second in series of seven lectures) 

20 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

"Expression" — Mrs. John Howell (seventh in series of 10 lectures) Chinese Room 11:00 a.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Mare Le.mare presiding Annex 12:15p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Surville presiding M. D. Rm. 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program: Auditorium 8:00 p.m. 

"Problems of Women in the Criminal Court" — Address by Mrs. Edith C. 
Wilson, Assistant District Attorney. City and County of San Francisco 

21 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

Spanish Round Table — Senonta Marie del Pino presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

24 — Club Round Table M. D. Rm. 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

25 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — By Mrs. Henry £. Annis Room 208 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m 

(25c a corner) 

26 — Spanish Round Table — Senorita Angela Mont;ei presiding Mural Room 12:15 p.m. 

27 — "Expression" — Mrs. John Howell (eighth in .series of 10 lectures) Chinese Room 11:00 a.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Mane Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Surville presiding M. D. Rm 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program: 

Illu.strated Address: "A Bacchic Pilgrimage in Cahfornia" by 
Mr. Horatio F. Stoll — Author 6? Publisher 

28 — Drama Reading — Mrs. Hugh Broum: "The Corn is Green" by Evelyn WiUiams. Auditorium 11:00 a.m. 

Single Admissions: Members 5 5c, non members 66c. Course tickets available. 

French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

MARCH — 1941 ANNUAL MEETING — MARCH 13TH — NOON HOU," 

3— Club Round Table M. D. Rm. 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

4 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 .... 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. 

(25c a corner) 

5 — Professor Raymond G. Gettell — Current Economic Events Auditorium 12:00 noon 

(third in series of seven lectures) 

6 — "Expression" — Mrs. John Howell (ninth in series of 10 lectures) Chinese Room 11:00a.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Mane Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Surville presiding M. O. Rm. 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program: Auditorium 8:00p.m. 

The California Federation of Music Clubs presents 

The Katherine Kanter Khoristers in an evening of Song. 
7 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 



WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

MAGAZINE 



Publuhed Monthly 
at 465 Post Street 




Telephone 
GArfield 8400 



Entered as KcondcUss matter April 14, 1928, at the Post Office 
at San Francisco, California, under tlie act of March 3, 1879. 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Willis Hickox, Advertising Manager 



Volume XV February, 1941 



Number 1 



CONTENTS 
ARTICLES 

San Francisco Hospitality Committee — 

By Elbridge Gerry Wati{i>is 1 2 

Treasure Auction — A Success — By Hazel Pedhir Fau\\ner 13 

The Junior Recreation Museum — By Josephine D. Randdll 14 

The Berkeley Festival — By Samuel J. Hume 1 5 

Reverting to Type — By Jane Crahhom 16 

Color Photography — By Stanley Ker\ 17 

Conservation and Citizenship — By Marie L. Darrach 18 

Badger Pass Skiing 24 

Bntain, The United States, and the World War 26 

DEPARTMENTS 

Calendar 2 

Announcements 4-5 

Editorial 9 

Poetry Page 20 

I Have Been Reading 21 



OFFICERS OF THE 


WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 


OF SAN FRANCISCO 




MRS. JOHN M. ESHLEMAN 


First Vice-President 


MRS MARCUS S. KOSHLAND 


Second Vice-President. 


MRS. LEO V. KORBEL 


Third Vice-President 


MISS KATHARINE DONOHOE 




MISS EMMA NOONAN 






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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 


Mrs. Harry B. Allen 


Mrs. W. B, Hamilton 


Mrs. H. L. AIvcs 


Mrs. Eugene S. Kileore 


Mrs. Harold H. Bjornstrom 


Mrs. Leo V. Korhcl 


Mrs. George Boyd 


Mrs. M. S. Koshland 


Mrs. William E. Colby 


Miss Marion \V. Lcalc 


Miss Lotus Coombs 


Mrs. Macondray Lundborg 


Miss Bertha L. Dale 


Mrs. Garfield Mcrner 


Mrs. Duncan H. Davis 




Miss K.ith.irinc Donohoc 


Dr Ethel D Ov.cn 


Mrs. John (). Dresser 


Miss Harriet T. Parsons 


Mrs. John M. Eshleman 


Miss Esther P. Phillips 


Mrs. Perry Eyre 


Mrs. Elizabeth Gray Potter 


Mrs. Ha!cl Pedlar Faulkner 


Mrs. Stanley Powell 


Mrs. lohn A Fl-ck 


Mrs. J. P. Rcttcnmaycr 


Mrs. C. J. Goodell 


Mrs. Paul Shoup 



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CLUB MAGAZINE — FEBRUARY. 1941 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 




^ BOOK MART — To be held on February 1 1th and 
1 2th, Tuesday and Wednesday, Miss Catherine Allen, 
Chairman. We shall be in need of books and white ele- 
phants for this annual affair. Articles may be left at Main 
Desk, and books may be dropped in the large Book Mart 
receptacle in the lobby. If members cannot deliver their 
gifts, we shall be glad to send for them. Please make 
arrangements for pick-up through the Executive Office. 

^ MRS. JOHN HOWELL'S COURSE IN "EX- 
PRESSION" — The ability to speak beautifully, to 
walk and gesture gracefully, to cross a room without mak- 
ing an exhibition of awkwardness . . . are some of the 
qualities that Mrs. Howell brings out and which become 
of permanent value to her pupils. The fifth in the series of 
ten lectures will be held February 6th and each Thursday 
thereafter until the course ends. The fee for single ad- 
mission — Members, 55c; Non-Members, 66c. Course 
tickets are still available. 

^ NEW MEMBERSHIPS — Now is the time, at the 
beginning of our fiscal year to interest new members 
in the National League. With emergencies growing out of 
world conditions each day the National League finds it- 
self called upon to give more and more help. Bring your 
friends into membership now so that they may receive their 
training in our Volunteer Service Program and be ready 
to do their bit in our ever-expanding service. 

^ VALENTINE PARTY: On Valentme's Day, Fri- 
day, February 14th, there will be a dessert bridge party 
in the American Room. Tickets will be 50 cents each and 
dessert will be served at 1 : 30 so that bridge can start early. 
Cards and score pads will be furnished by the Club. Please 
make reservations early. 



^ DR. RAYMOND G. GETTELL ^ SPRING 
COURSE OF SEVEN LECTURES will start on 
February 12th and will he held each consecutive Wednes- 
day at the noon hour with the exception of February 26th. 
Course tickets may be purchased in advance at the Execu- 
tive Office. Members Course tickets $3.30, Non-Members 
$3.85. Single admission: Members, 55c; Non-Members, 
66c. 

^ DUES — Bills for dues will be mailed on February 
15th. Prompt payment will relieve the club of extra 
expense of second notices. Volunteers will be on duty in 
the Lobby to accommodate members who wish to pay 
their dues at the clubhouse. 

^ ANNUAL MEETING — The Annual Meeting, 
which according to custom alternates between noon 
and evening meetings, this year will be held at the noon 
hour on March 13th in the Cafeteria. Cafeteria Service 
from 11:30 to 12:30. Reports will be read promptly at 
12:30 o'clock. 

^ COLOR AND COMPOSITION CLASS — The 
Wana Derge School has withdrawn its exhibits and 
classes for the current season in order to work out other 
things of importance to the movement. 

^ GLOVE MAKING CLASSES — Continue each 
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and evening. Fee 
$2.00 for instructions — material extra. Mrs. Earl Tan- 
bara. Instructor. 

^ LEAGUE SHOP — Accessories for the Spring 
gardener — gay colored smocks — • flower baskets in 
various shapes and sizes — pottery and glass vases and 
bowls — also metal flower frogs. 



FEBRUARY, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



, ANNUAL ELECTION ^- By vote of the Mem- 
bership on January 13th, the following Btiard Mem- 
bers were elected to the Boiird of Directors to serve for 
the term 1941-1944. Mrs. Wm. E. Colby, Mrs. Duncan 
H. Davis, Mrs. John M. Eshleman, Mrs. John A. Flick, 
Mrs. Eugene S. Kilgore, Mrs. Leo V. Korbel, Mrs. M. S. 
Koshland, Mrs. Macondray Lundborg, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Gray Potter, Mrs. C. R. Walter. 

^ CONTRACT BRIDGE INSTRUCTIONS — Mrs. 
Henry E. Annis has arranged to give instructions in 
contract bridge and supervised play on Tuesday after- 
noons and evenings at two o'clock and seven o'clock. The 
fee will be twenty-five cents a corner and the group will 
meet in Room 208 on the second floor. Cards and score 
pads vAW be provided. 

^ BOOK REVIEW DINNER: Faith, in a mad world, 
human spiritual aspiration, in a crumbling world is still 
possible, in fact, is imperative, if the people of this world 
are to survive the materialistic and mechanistic shocks that 
are wrecking human lives. This is the theme of "Embezzled 
Heaven," Franz Werfel's new book, a richly compassionate 
novel, set against the background of the gracious culture 
of Vienna that has so recently been destroyed. Franz 
Werfel has just had a very hazardous escape from France 
after the Nazi invasion. The heart of this novel is a strange 
and very fascinating story, told with great lyrical beauty 
— a story made more intense because of the significance it 
holds for this exiled writer. Mrs. T. A. Stoddard will re- 
view "Embezzled Heaven," which novel no reader can fail 
to enjoy on the evening of the second Wednesday, Febru- 
ary 12th, at the Book Review Dinner at six o'clock in the 
National Defenders" Room. 

^ SWIMMING — Have you thought of it as some- 
thing the family may enjoy — • AS a family? Meet at 
the Club; swim together — have dinner later upstairs and 
return home happy in the knowledge that everyone has 
had a good time. Hydro-therapy! Do you associate it with 
severe cases of muscular deficiency only? You shouldn't! 
For it has other values. Some morning when you are tired 
or worried or strangely irritable, come in for a swim. See 
for yourself that swimming has other therapeutic points. 
The result of a half-hour's paddling in your lovely pool 
will amaze you. Instead of contemplating the day with 
dismay you will enjoy being yourself with a day's fulfill- 
ment before you. Swimming! Give it a place in your 
weekly routine. 

^ RED CROSS — We want more sewers and knitters 
for our Red Cross Section. The need grows daily and 
as the National League has been given a certain quota to 
fill — members are urged to join this group, which meets 
daily in Room 209. 



itl MRS. HUGH BROWN will read "The G)rn Is 
Green" on Fnday morning, February 28th. This play 
was written by Emlyn Williams, who usually indulges in 
a bit of horror, but this time has created a character study 
of an old-maid school teacher which offers a perfect vehicle 
for Ethel Barrymore's matchless artistry. The play is dc' 
lightful and we promise you a morning of pleasant relaxa- 
tion, which is something devoutly to be desired in these 
troubled days. 

In line with the feeling for service that we are all ex- 
periencing, Mrs. Brown wants her patrons to feel free to 
bring their Red Cross work with them on these Friday 
m;)rnings. The plays are just as interesting as they have 
ever been, but this is no time for idle hands. What, then, 
can be more delightful than to be read to while one sews 
or knits! We urge you to take advantage of this oppor- 
tunity to kill two birds with one stone: Keep up with 
what is happening on Broadway and at the same time let 
the l^nitting needles jiyl 

^ THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMS — Mrs. 
A. P. Black, Chairman, has arranged for February 
6th an address: "The Place of Music in City Libraries," 
which will be given by Miss Jessica Fredricks, Director of 
the Music Department in the San Francisco Public Li- 
brary. On February 13th there will be an Introductory 
tilk by Oliver Kehrlein, writer of Garden Club and Ski 
Columns in the San Francisco Examiner, which will pre- 
cede two films in color — "Autumn in California" and 
"Yosemite Winter Sports." On February 20th, Mrs. Edith 
C. Wilson, Assistant District Attorney, City and County 
of San Francisco will give an address, the subject of which 
will be "Problems of Women in the Criminal Court." 
The February 27th program will be an illustrated address 
— "A Bacchic Pilgrimage in California" by Mr. Horatio 
F. Stoll, author and publisher. On March 6th, The Cali- 
fornia Federation of Music Clubs will present the Kath- 
erine Kanter Khoristers in an evening of song. 

^ BEAUTY SALON— The management of the Beauty 
Salon is pleased to announce that the ten per cent 
discount offered on permanent waves during the month of 
January has met with such appreciative response that we 
have decided to give our patrons the advantage of this dis- 
count by extending it through February. Come in and try 
one of our beautiful permanents and experience the pleas- 
ure and pride of knowing that your hair is your crowning 
glory. 

^ NEEDLEWORK GUILD - On the first, third and 
fifth Thursday of each month, the Club Section of 
the Needlework Guild meets in Room 2 1 4 to sew in pre- 
paration for the Fall In-Gathering of the Guild. Mem- 
bers who sew and members who by contribution help to 
JHiy the materials are cordially invited to join this group. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — FEBRUARY. 1941 




The Club Auditorium — Scene of the Treasure' Auction 
January 21, 1941. 



nmm mm\ um 

478 Catalogue Listings 
$550 Cash Contributions to Date 



lolunleer Service 

Butterfield and Butterfield — Auctioneers 

Ushers: 10 Hostesses at Evening Session 

20 National League Volunteers 

Volunteers at Preview 40 

Receiving Desk 2 

Cashiers 2 

ATTENDANCE AT PREVIEW 850 
ATTENDANCE AT SESSIONS— 450 



TOTAL PKOl'EEDN TO UlTE $4,7.^0.00 



THE WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

PRESENTS 




DR. RAYMOND G.GETTELL 

in a Spring course of seven lectures. Every 
Wednesday at the Noon Hour in the Auditorium 

February 12 through April 2 



Single Admissions 
Members . . 55c 
Non-Members 66c 

(Tax Included) 



Course Tickets 

Members . . $3.30 
Non'Members $3 85 

(Tax Included) 



Prof. Raymond G. Gettell — Educated at University of Pennsylvania; taught at Trinity College, 
Amherst College, and University of California; now Professor of Political Science and Dean of the 
Summer Sessions; taught in Summer Sessions of University of Maine, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, 
Columbia, Cornell and Hawaii; Recorder of U. S. Shipping Board during the war, 1917-18; author 
of seven books and numerous articles. Those who attended Dr. Gettell's course at the Women's City 
Club last Fall will be glad to know that arrangements for the Spring Course have been possible. Tickets 
should be secured as soon as possible. 



EDITORIAL 

^ Another achievement for the National League for 
Woman's Service, an outstanding example of cooper- 
ation between two organizations — the Treasure Auction 
on January twenty-first in the Auditorium of the Club- 
house. 

When Mrs. Flood entrusted to the National League 
some treasures to be sold for the benefit of the American 
Red Cross the question arose "How?" One can readily 
see that any such sale would have to be of high standard. 
It was appreciated then when special permission was given 
by the San Francisco Chapter of the Red Cross for the 
sale to be conducted by the National League. As one by one 
rare treasures began to arrive, the Club Committee under 
the chairmanship of Miss Donohoe realized that only in the 
hands of a professional would the Red Cross benefit as it 
should. Mr. Butterfield was approached and his answer was, 
"I shall gladly give my services for such a sale for such a 
cause." The Women's City Club Magazine, speaking for 
the National League, takes this opportunity to express 
thanks to Butterfield 6? Butterfield and to the staff of ex- 
perts who gave so generously of their time and talent. The 
two sessions moved most efficiently. 

The group of delightful young ushers under the leader- 
ship of Mrs. Madison added gayety and charm to the eve- 
ning session and the fine, dependable service of the volun- 
teers in their rainbow uniforms brought sunshine out of the 
rainy day. 

The proceeds reached the high mark of S4700. To the 
many contributors who made this total possible we are 
grateful — grateful for the gift itself and grateful for the 
spirit of true charity which prompted the parting with real 
treasures. To Mrs. Flood our thanks both for generosity 
and for the inspiration of an idea which has horn such real 
fruit for the San Francisco Chapter War Relief Fund of 
the American Red Cross. 

To the Arthur Murray School of Dancing and San Fran- 
cisco shops, whose response to the appeal of the sub-com- 
mittee under the chairmanship of Mrs. Brownell was so 
spontaneous and so generous, our thanks — as also to the 
Press and those others who broadcast the facts about the 
Sale. 

A unique gift was that of Mattco Sandona, whose talent 
was presented to the Auction in appreciation of "service 
rendered in times of world distress by the National League." 
We in the Club already know Mr. Sandona as the creator 
of "Helen," which hangs in our Club Dining Room. 

To the staflf^ of the Club who measured up so well in a 
new experience, our gratitude. 

Finally, we wish to express our most sincere appreciation 
of the loyal committee under the leadership of Miss Dono- 
hoe, to whose untiring volunteer service goes the credit for 
the ultimate success of the project and for the contribution 
to be sent to the War Relief Fund by the National League 
for Woman's Service. 



f^^ Men of vision realize that 1 94 1 will bring a challenge 
to us in America. Are we going to measure what we 
ought to do in terms of self or are we going to be wise 
enough and big enough to think of others as well, to de- 
cide each day in terms of the future of all to serve for the 
best interests of our children and our children's children? 

The National League had a vision when it voted to 
"carry on" after the Armistice, to keep its Volunteer 
Service in training for any emergency — we had in mind 
earthquake and fire as the only poesibilities — for war we 
believed was a thing of the past. 

This year the National League will be called back into 
dramatic action. As each specific need arises for Volun- 
teer Service, we shall answer "Ready," and as new mem- 
bers join our ranks and old ones return to us, we shall 
welcome them each one to a service program which will 
have the characteristic upon which we insist — that of 
trained efficiency and dependability. Already calls for 
service have come; as these accelerate, let us see to it that 
we have the right volunteer to send in answer. Each one 
of us can do some one thing well and willingly. 

Now at the beginning of a new fiscal year comes oppor- 
tunity to interest those who will work side by side with 
us in the spirit of loyal comradeship. She who joins now 
will get full value of her nine-dollar dues, and she will 
know that by her support the National League for 
Woman's Service will be able to expand its program in 
this moment of National Defense. 

^ On to the next. 

The King is Dead! Long hve the King! The Treasure 
Auction is past, on with the Book Sale and Rag Fair! 

The Book Mart is one of the traditions of the Women's 
C'ty Club of San Francisco. We wait for the little French 
stalls (which this year may flood us with nostalgia), and 
we come eager to see and to buy books from which fellow 
members have kindly been willing to part, for the benefit 
of the Club. 

There are two chapters to the story of this particular 
annual activity of the Club. Chapter I provides the books 
and white elephants. Chapter II brings the audience and 
the buyers to the Fair. Both are necessary to its success. 
So we beg our readers to ransack their book shelves and 
clear their closets as they re-arrange Christmas presents, 
and remember that this is one time when what they give 
is bound to sell, for every year the Book Mart at the 
Women's City Club "sells out," and this year whatever 
may be left will find its way to one of the Relief Centers 
which these days continuously appeal for our help. 

Every member should be part of this project, for every 
one has "one more" book to give and everyone buys books 
which tempt. On two counts therefore the Book Mart 
and Rag Fair has its appeal. Please send books before 
February 7th. And please come to the Bo<ik Stalls in the 
Auditorium of the Clubhouse on February 1 1th and 12th. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — FEBRUARY. 1 94 1 



LOOK 

through your hbrary shelves. 
Surely, you have some books 
\n\]\c\] you w\\ never have oc- 
casion to read again. So why 
not bundle them all together and 
bnng them as soon as possible 
to the Club. By so doing you 
will assure the success of our 
forthcoming Book Mart. 

thank you 



BOOK MART and RAG FAIR 




February 11-12 
Tuesday-Wednesday 
11 A.M. to 9 P. 



Miss Catherine Alle 



An opportunity to buy 
New Books, Old Books, 
Books of every descrip- 
tion. Plan now to come. 
Bring your friends. 



COMMITTEE 

.Mrs. H. B. Al len . . . Miss Vi rginia Chilton 



This is the NINTH annual Book Mart and Rag Fair, the ninth year in which the Club has reproduced for its mem- 
bers the atmosphere of the book stalls on the left bank of the Seine. Here in surroundings reminiscent of a happier 
Paris, members and guests are invited to browse among books old and new — to select bargains from the odds-and- 
ends tables and to enjoy afternoon tea. 

Save February 1 ith and 12th for your Book Mart and Rag Fair. Come and bring your friends. 



TEAWILLBE SERVED EACH AFTERNOON. ..PRICE 35 CENTS 



SAN FRANCISCO 

HOSPITALITY 

COMMITTEE 

by Elbridge Gerry Watkins 



^ The Emergency Defense Training Program has pre- 
sented a new problem in San Francisco. This problem 
arises out of the presence of many thousands of young men 
in training in the Camps in Northern California, all of 
whom together with those who pass through en route to 
other posts and stations will at some time be visitors in 
this city. The question of wholesome entertainment, rec- 
reation facilities and sound contacts become immediately 
paramount. The situation can be turned to the profit of San 
Francisco and these young men, or it can be neglected and 
constitute a situation fraught with unpleasant possibilities. 
The National Government recognizes the problem and has 
called upon the communities adjacent to training centers 
to meet it with coordinated effort, stressing the fact that 
present policy will confine the recreational and welfare 
activities in the canteens and training centers to Govern- 
ment personnel and rely upon the communities adjacent 
thereto to carry on a comphmentary program of Recrea- 
tional Welfare Service for soldiers and sailors while on 
leave. To facilitate this program the War Department has 



established the War Department Committee on Education, 
Recreation and Community Service, and this committee 
stresses the Community Service features of the program. 

Recognizing the importance of this matter. His Honor 
Mayor Rossi, upon resolution of the Board of Supervisors, 
has created the San Francisco Hospitality Committee for 
Service Men. The purpose of this Committee is to coordi- 
nate the efforts of all organizations and citizens in a com- 
bined program which will avoid duplication of effort and 
effect a saving of funds. This Committee has realized that 
the first requisite of a sound program is to survey the situ- 
ation and arrive at the facts. Consequently it has made a 
survey of the probable location of such hospitality houses 
and information booths as may be desirable in the localities 
where the men are most likely to congregate. It has made 
available satisfactory lodging facilities in sufficient numbers 
to accommodate the present demand at prices ranging from 
35 cents to $1.00. The committee has consulted with the 
Recreation and Morale Ofiicers of the Bay Area and has 
invited their suggestions as to how the community can co- 
operate. Arrangements are being made to provide special 
bus transportation for men on leave from the nearby posts. 

The problems involved present a new challenge and op- 
portunity for service to those agencies which functioned so 
well in the last emergency. These agencies are well and 
favorably known to the men of the armed services and to 
their fathers who were soldiers and sailors in the World 
War. They have the confidence of military authorities and 
they approach the problem in the broadest aspects of the 
soldier's life — Spiritual, Psychological, and Physical. These 
agencies offer the first and immediate source of trained 
personnel and facilities ready for the maintenance of soldier 
morale and the necessary step-up of civilian morale. All 
such efficient services including the Y.M.C.A., Y.W.C.A., 
Knights of Columbus, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Jewish 
Welfare Board, National League for Woman's Service, 
American Legion together with the Labor Councils, Fed- 
erated Churches and Chambers of Commerce, have pledged 
their support and are working on this committee. There are 
a large number of other organizations such as Fraternal, So- 
cial and civic which have no (ConUnned on page 2i 



PROPOSED 

HOSPITALITY BUILDING 

CIVIC CENTER 

Dodge A. Reidy, 
City Architect 




FEBRUARY, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



TREASURE 

AUCTION 

A SUCCESS 

by Hazel Pedlar Faulkner 



^ Four thousand five hundred dollars for the American 
Red Cross for use in its war relief! 

As our magazine goes to press, that is the approximate 
figure on the proceeds from the Treasure Auction Sale 
which was held on Tuesday, January 2 1 st. More than 900 
persons attended the two days' preview — and notwith- 
standing the storm, more than four hundred were present 
at the sales. 

As a result of a new venture, the National League for 
Woman's Service, through its Treasure Auction Com- 
mittee, is enabled to turn over to the local chapter of the 
Red Cross a generous sum — which represents more than 
a gift of money. It symbolises the spirit of cooperation 
between two organizations — the National League and 
the Red Cross, each dedicated to the constantly widening 
task of service. 

And more than that — each buyer who bid on any of 
the pieces offered for sale had a new experience — the 
thrill of contributing to the War Relief Fund at the same 
time she benefitted herself. If ever in life it is possible to 
eat one's cake and have it too, the Treasure Auction pro- 
vided the occasion, for where else might one hope to 
spend money for something one wanted greatly and at 
the same time experience the warm glow we all feci when 
we give in response to a national call for help. 

The Treasure Auction was a new experience for mem- 
bers of the National League and the staff who labored so 
tirelessly for its success. Moreover, it was a new experi- 
ence for the buyers — who were (in the words of the 
capable auctioneer, Mr. Butterfield, whose services were a 
contribution to the cause) — distinctly not regular auc- 
tion fans. Quite to the surprise of many, there were nu- 
merous confessions by the women who attended the sale 
"this is the very first auction I have ever attended." "I 
never went to an auction before" acknowledged many of 



the buyers — and that fact communicated itself quickly to 
the professional staff who conducted the sale. 

"I wanted to bid on that, but was afraid to — I got 
stage fright" said one woman who had been looking long' 
ingly at a rare vase. 

"Did you ever see so many women waving at their 
friends?" asked an ingenuous member of the National 
League. 

"They are not waving to their friends — they are bid- 
ding" replied her neighbor in a stage whisper; said neigh- 
bor being one of those persons known to auctioneers as 
"collectors" or dealers. 

"Aren't we all buyers" came the query of a newcomer, 

— but before the day was over we realized that the auc- 
tioneer didn't mean what we did when we said buyers. 
While the majority of the articles offered for sale were 
purchased by members or friends of the National League 
there were in the audience interior decorators who had 
previewed the collection on Sunday or Monday preceding 
the sale, and who knew what values were offered. What- 
ever we paid we got good bargains is the way one dealer 
summed up the day. The quality of articles submitted 
made the show cases and the tables which held the articles 
look like treasure chests. 

There were works by world famous etchers, paintings 
and water colors, Japanese prints, brocades from the Orient 
and Europe, china and Lalique glass, jewels, old silver and 
French pewter, lacquer and Bohemian glass — cashmere 
shawls and carving sets — all of the things that give that 
extra touch both to the general decor and to the pocket 
hook. 

Handsome mahogany sofas, a French gilt-trimmed bed- 
rcwm suite of rosewood, antique carved chests, of European 
origin and from factories which may never again be put in 
action — • a solid oak dining nxim set — extension table, 
buffet and china closet — of wood which may be a long 
time getting into circulation again — silver plated carriage 
lamps "not seen in any auction in San Francisco for years" 

— antique iron fountains, bronzes and alabaster heads — 
a provincial wall cabinet of old oak — - carved ivories worth 
a taxable sum — linens and laces — it would take more 
space than is available to hst all of the donations which 
helped make the Treasure Auction a memorable event. 

And then there were contributions of checks — gifts 
from friends who could not attend but who are always to 
be counted on when any good cause calls for response. 

Oh, yes, the Treasure Auction was a lesson to the staff 
of the Butterfield fe? Butterfield firm of auctioneers, too. 
Accustomed as they are to daily sales of all sorts — from 
the most expensive and the most valuable treasures to the 
lowliest lots — the group of half a dozen men who con- 
ducted the sale and who handled the intricate details of 
cataloging and preview arrangement as well as the post 
auction demands — were a bit amazed at the quality of 
volunteer service which they received here. And they were 
loud in their praises of the i Ccmtmued ojj fmge 3 ( 



CLUB MAGAZINE — FEBRUARY, 1941 



THE JUNIOR 

RECREATION 

MUSEUM 

SAN FRANCISCO RECREATION 
DEPARTMENT 

by Josephine D. Randall, Superintendent 



^ The Junior Recreation Museum, under the direction 
of the San Francisco Recreation Department, has 
been open to children since February, 1937. It is located 
at 600 Ocean Ave., and the hours are from 9:00 a. m. 
to 5 :00 p. m. daily except Sunday. The Junior Museum 
provides for the children of the entire city a place where 
they may pursue nature study and other hobbies. A back- 
ground of museum exhibits and collections offers tangible 
visual material for rapid progress. Here the child is awak- 
ened to the appreciation of natural hfe surrounding him, 
even in the city. Often interests developed in the Museum 
become vocations. 

The purpose of the Museum is to give young people 
the opportunity of participating in nature study and 
handicraft activities. Boys and girls are organized into 
clubs rather than classes, and members of the staff are in- 
structed to guide rather than teach. Children are allowed 
to visit or participate in any activity, and come and go as 
they wish. 

Nature activities consist of the study of animals, plants, 
insects, and other science subjects. The children are shown 
the proper methods of collecting, mounting, and classify- 
ing study material and the care of live specimens in ter- 
rariums and aquariums. They are also encouraged to make 
their own collecting and mounting equipment, such as 
nets, plant presses, mounting boards, and Riker mounts. 

A photographic dark-room offers the camera fan an 
opportunity to do his own developing, printing, and en- 
larging and to carry out new ideas in this field. 

With a large collection of mineral and rock specimens, 
which may be handled, a well equipped laboratory for the 
chemical determination of minerals, and a rock cutting 
and polishing machine, the young geologist will find much 
of interest in this activity. 

Space i? provided for an industrious group of young 
gardeners. They prepare the soil and grow flowers, shrubs. 



and trees from seeds and cuttings. On rainy days members 
of the Garden Club work indoors on their miniature 
gardens and potted plants. 

The Museum maintains exhibits and study collections 
for guidance and inspirations, and a small library of nature 
study books and magazines which are available for use at 
any time. On Saturday mornings field trips are conducted 
to interesting locations in the surrounding country. 

Model Eiirplane building is very popular with the boys. 
They learn not only to build airplanes but to fly them as 
well. This requires some skill and a knowledge of aerody- 
namics which any young man may acquire by becoming 
a member of the Recreation Model Airplane Club. 

Through the untiring efforts of our curator, Mr. Bert 
Walker, the splendid cooperation of the Department as a 
whole, and our friends, the collections have have increased 
threefold during the last few years. 

The present building has served well for a beginning, 
except for its far-from-central location. The fire hazard 
becomes a more and more vital problem as the Museum 
material increases in value, and is an obstacle to obtain- 
ing loan exhibits of any value. 

The Recreation Department owns a central site known 
as "Corona Heights." This spacious area just off upper 
Market Street, bounded by State Street, Roosevelt Way 
and 15th Street, affords an inspiring and unique site for 
an incomparable children's museum. As soon as funds 
are available a building will be erected on this property. 
Prehminary plans for the building have been made with 
provision for its erection in units. The complete installa- 
tion should consist of a central administration and ex- 
hibit hall: science activity, model making and handicraft 
units; and an auditorium. Any of these units might serve 
as a complete initial museum, prepared to expand as others 
were added. 

All construction would be simple but attractive, with 
consideration for changing needs and plenty of storage 
space. The atmosphere should be one of hospitality and 
colorful attraction, yet indicating the dignity and inspira- 
tion of scientific learning and endeavor. Live creatures, 
such as mice, snakes and lizards that children love and 
often bring to the Museum, will be well provided for. 

Thus a donation of building funds for the Junior Mu- 
seum would provide an important contribution of a con- 
structive nature for the children of San Francisco and 
would have the assurance of maintenance by the city. The 
direct supervision and upkeep will be supplied by the 
Recreation Department, and the policies of educational 
standards for the Museum would continue to be directed 
by an Advisory Board of qualified men and women. 

The present Advisory Committee is composed of Mrs. 
Paul Scherer, Chairman; Mr. Frank Tose, Chief, Depart- 
ment of Exhibits, Cahfomia Academy of Sciences; Dr. 
Isabel McCracken, Stanford University', and California 
Academy of Sciences; Dr. Harold E. Jones, Director, In- 
stitute of Child Welfare, Uni- / Continued on page 29 



FEBRUARY, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



THE 
BERKELEY 
FESTIVAL 

by Samuel J. Hume, Director of the 
Ber\eley Feitival Associat.on 



^ The Berkeley Festival Association was organized to 
develop a program with which to celebrate fittingly 
the Diamond Jubilee of the City of Berkeley, named in 
honor of George Berkeley (1685- 175 J), Bishop of Cloyne, 
England, philosopher, poet and educator, one of whose 
poems contains the often quoted line: 

"Westward the course of Empire takes its Way." 

The City of Berkeley has indeed been the hub of a new 
Empire of education and culture, eloquently fulfilling the 
prophetic expression of the f>oet whose name the city bears. 

The series of programs to be presented in the world 



famous Greek Theatre on the campus of the University 
of California is representative of the greatest expressions 
of music, drama and the dance. 

Internationally known artists and personalities have 
been assembled to participate in and create the pnxiuc- 
tions which will be presented during the Festival as a 
memorial of the achievements of the community during its 
three quarters of a century of progress. 

For residents of the Bay area and Northern California, 
mention of the Greek Theatre immediately stimulates 
recollection of the many memorable performances which 
have been given during the past thirty years by the great- 
est artists of our time on the stage of this outdoor theatre. 
For those who had the privilege of attending, recollection 
is still vivid of Sarah Bernhardt in "Phcdre"; Margaret 
Anglin in the Greek dramas: Maude Adams in "As You 
Like It"; Mme. Tetrazzini appearing with a chorus of JOO 
voices under the direction of the late Paul Steindorf, when 
over five thousand were turned away after nine thousand 
people had crowded into the theatre, singing Rossini's 
"Stabat Mater"; an elaborate pnxiuction of "Aida" with 
Mme. Kristoffy in the title role; DeWolf Hopper with his 
own company in "Trial By Jury"; and many others. 

It is eminently fitting and appropriate therefore that 
this shrine dedicated to the arts should be the setting for 
the series of programs to be given dunng May and June 
in celebration of the city's birthday. 

The Festival has been made possible through the close co- 
operation of the administrative offices of both Alameda 
County and the City of Berkeley, the University of Cali- 
fornia, the Chamber of Commerce, and all civic organiza- 
tions of the community. i Continued on page 25 



The Cree\ Theatre, on 
the Campus oj the Uni- 
versity of Cahfomia. in 
u'hich many historic 
events including concerts. 
operas and dramatic pro- 
ductions have been .staged. 
uHll be the appropriate 
.setting for the .s;x Sun- 
day afternoon programs 
of the BerJ^eley Festival 
during May and June. 




CLUB MAGAZINE — FEBRUARY. 1941 



REVERTING 
TO TYPE 



by Jane Grabhorn 



^ When I first got married to a man who is famous in 
the world of printing, I didn't know a good hook from 
a had one. Furthermore, I didn't care; I was not interested. 
But a year or so later, I went to work at the Grabhorn Press, 
started setting type, and that was the end of any other life 
I ever had, or ever wanted. I am committed to printing for 
the rest of my life, and I know it. Actors, aviators and 
printers love their work. They never abandon it, no matter 
how shabbily it uses them. They are akin temperamentally, 
being nervous people, highly pitched and erratic. They also 
have in common a colossal vanity. But more than these traits. 
It is their attachment to their work that makes them so much 
alike. Once a printer, actor or aviator, always one. You will 
never come down out of the sky; you will never want to be 
away from the footlights and the grease paint; you will 
never put down the stick, and the sound of the roUing 
presses and the smell of the paper and ink will be with you 
forever. Sometimes in sorrow, more often with serenity and 
in satisfaction, I contemplate this knowledge. 

I am fortunate in having as a partner a man who feels 
about books very differently from the way I do. He is not 
interested in the physical aspect of a book; only in its con- 
tents. Books interest him only as literature. For my part, I 
seldom read anything except proof, and the interest I have 
in books is purely and simply physical. From the time I 
start to work on a manuscript, until the book is in process 
of binding, I am happy. After the book is finished, and the 
time comes to send out review copies, to fill orders, to cir- 
culari:;e and advertise it, I have lost all interest. In a way, I 
don't care if it sells or not. I have made the book, and for me 
it is finished. I don't know why there are not more women 
printers, but there never have been. About the only work 
they have ever done in the world of printing is as proof- 
readers and bindery girls. They are called "bindery girls" 
in the trade, no matter what their age. There is little hand 
composition done any more, but the best hand typesetter I 
know is a woman. However, for the more strenuous ad 
work, they are not strong enough. Once in a great while, 
there used to be a woman "feeder," but I have not heard of 
one for years. A feeder is the person who feeds the sheets 
into the press, as opposed to a pressman, who is in charge 
of operations, and who supervises the sheets as they emerge 
from the machine. It is a purely mechanical routine process, 
and there is no reason why women should not be able to 
do it. 



By and large, I believe that women are well-suited to 
being printers. But the reason there have not been, and are 
not now, more of them is because they do not like it. It is 
too dirty, too hard. 

Also, it is the sort of work that is hard on the nervous 
system, and unless one is by nature able to "take it," it is 
better to do something else — sell things, or even work in a 
factory. Strangely enough, these are all the reasons I like it. 

The people I have met since I have been a printer have 
fascinated me. They are my best friends. Even the lowliest, 
most drunken old pressman pleases me. He is usually what 
the French call "un original." Don't ask me why. Either 
the work makes them that way; or that's the kind of man 
who takes up the work. 

The only other woman printer I know besides myself is 
Helen Gentry, a San Francisco woman now working in 
New York. By printer I mean an all-round printer and 
typographer. But Helen is essentially the same type of 
woman as I am. She is strong and unself-conscious, a quite 
natural creature who never minds being dirty, and usually 
is. Her hands are capable and sturdy, and her mind direct 
and uncluttered by the longings which beset most females; 
consequently she is able to bring to her work the patience 
and concentration which such work demands. 

One of the many appeaUng parts of printing is its ups 
and downs, its highs and lows, its depths and heights. This 
is so in job printing, and in book printing, both. One job will 
go through smoothly, from start to finish. Another one will 
make the printer feel that he is being besieged by the devil 
himself. Not one single thing will work out. The same holds 
true for publishing. I have issued books like George Stew- 
art's "Take Your Bible in One Hand," which I had every 
reason to expect would sell immediately. It never sold at 
all; no one knows why. And recently I put out a book 
called "Omai," the story of a South Seas native whom Cap- 
tain Cook took to England in 1774. The name was hard to 
pronounce, and my feeling was that it was not an interest- 
ing subject to most people. After all, in a world where so 
much that is cataclysmic is occurring every instant, who 
wants to go back to Johnsonian England, the placid land 
of George the Third? Nevertheless, the book received a full 
page review in the New York Times, a full page in Time 
Magazine, of all things; and I am at present engaged in 
reprinting a second edition of 1500 copies. Don't ask me 
why. I don't know why this one should sell and the other 
not. 

Being a printer-publisher is really my conception of the 
ideal existence. Printing is the work I love, and publishing 
books is a much greater gamble than betting on the horse 
races, and more exciting. 

Periodically, I think I would like to stay home, to keep 
house, to raise a family. I wonder whether I am not missing 
something. But I know I never will. I am so used to seeing 
my hands look like hell, to having a smudged face, and no 
time to get my hair fixed, to wearing dirty frayed smocks; 
I am so used to printers and their jargon and their ways; 
that I no longer care about anything else, or any other sort 
of people. As I say, it's like being an actor. I am actually 
bored if I have to go to a dinner or a gathering where 
people are not printers. I am afraid that my future is set- 
tled, if not assured; I shall always revert to type. 



FEBRUARY, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



COLOR 
PHOTOGRAPHY 



by Stanley Kerk 



^ About eight or ten years ago, there suddenly burst 
upon an unsuspecting pubHc a deluge of color photog- 
raphy, seen mostly in the advertising pages of national 
magazines. They were rather crude and raw in color com- 
pared with the high state of development of today's color 
photography, yet they were a definite step toward the per- 
fecting of something long sought to brighten up our some- 
what monotonous photographic world. 

However, the color photography of ten years ago was 
nothing new. As long ago as seventy-five years, photographs 
in fairly accurate natural color were effected. They em- 
ployed a mechanical method calling for the use of screens 
ruled with very fine lines, which lines were so treated with 
opaque substances as to permit the passage of reflected light 
of the three primary colors through and become registered 
on a film or plate, sensitized chemically to receive them in 
the proper values. 

The first commercially practical step to be perfected was 
the Lumiere process — known today as the Autochromc — 
which employed minute particles of starch dyed red, blue 
or green and deposited on the photographic plate in proper 
proportion to form a screen which effected the same result 
as the original ruled screen. When developed, the result 
was a transparency in which the color was quite accurate. 
For ni.iny years, the National Geographic magazine used 
this methcxl of color photography for its color reproductions. 

A still later development was one used almost exclusively 
by professional photographers for commercial use. This called 



for making photo-mechanical color separation negatives — 
that is, three negatives of the same subject were made, each 
through a different color filter, by which means all of the 
yellow values in a subject were recorded on one negative, 
all the red on a second and all the blue on a third. From 
each of these negatives a print was made on gelatin; the 
gelatin sheets were each dyed yellow, red or blue, the dye 
taking effect only where the printing light had come through 
the negative. The three dyed gelatins were superimposed 
upon each other in register and the result was a trans- 
parency, free of screen or pattern present in the former 
reproductions. 

Today, however, color photography is well within the 
reach of everyone. Provided the amateur has type and size 
of camera to receive the plate or film, color photographs 
can be made by any of several processes, notably Agfa, 
Dufay, Finlay, and more recently Kodachrome. And for 
those so inclined, color photography offers a fascinating 
diversion and at the same time is lots of tun. 



"Of all God's gifts to the sight of man, colour is the 
holiest, the most divine, the most solemn. We speak rashly 
of gay colour and sad colour, for colour cannot at once be 
good and gay. All gcxid colour is in some degree pen- 
sive; the loveliest is melancholy, and the purest and most 
thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most." 



-Ruskin, from "Stones of Venice." 



CLUB MAGAZINE — FEBRUARY, 1941 



17 



CONSERVATION 

AND 

CITIZENSHIP 



by Marie L. Darrach 



^ With a World War waging, governments crashing 
and the consequent threat of disaster to the way of 
Hfe referred to as American, thinking people in this 
country are reaHzing that conservation of our natural 
resources is a very important phase of national defense. 
And in these parlous times when the conflict in Europe 
has created the fear that these resources will be raided for 
war profit, and that heedless attempts may be made to 
break through existing laws and policies for the purpose 
of profiteering, the citizens of these United States have 
awakened to a consciousness of the import of President 
Roosevelt's words when he says: 

"The time has come when we must redouble our effort 
to combat the abuse of our national resources, as definitely 
and vigorously as we combat other insidious enemies within 
our borders. Through united and democratic and vigor- 
ous action we must now build up our national resources 
and keep them continuously and fully productive." 

This idea of conservation is not a new one. In certain 
groups, agitation in this direction has existed for a long 
time. A quarter of a century ago, conservationists fol- 
lowed Theodore Roosevelt into a battle to protect our 
forests, our water resources and our wild Hfe. But it is 
of comparatively recent date that nation wide interest 
has been really stimulated to concerted activity. People 
in general, are only now reaHzing that their past inade- 
quacy as citizens of a free country, and their flagrant 
neglect of the use of the power to prevent the exploitation 
of the natural resources of the country given to them 
through the ballot, is the main reason why our timber, 
coal, petroleum and grass-land reserves are so greatly re- 
duced. 



It is our wealth of Natural Resources which first caused 
the United States to be called the Promised Land. But 
in our haste to "cash in" on the endowment of so rich a 
nation, we cut down the forests, burned out the soil of 
the cut-over land, plowed up the land, where only grass 
should have grown, pumped out the underground water 
supply, speeded up floods; wasted the oil and gas of our 
underground store houses, killed off the birds and wild 
animals, poisoned the harbors and rivers with sewage and 
destroyed the fish that lived in them. 

Soil erosion has also taken heavy toll in the last fifty 
years, and farm land equal in area to that of the states 
of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Connecticut has been 
destroyed. Our forest area is over 400 million acres less 
than it was 300 years ago. And some idea of the waste 
of our mineral resources may be had from a report, made 
recently, that in one natural gas field alone, enough gas 
was blown out in the air every day to supply the needs 
of every householder in the United States. The rapid ex- 
haustion of ores in the field of metal-mining has not been 
relieved by new discoveries of deposits, to make good our 
careless use. And in the petroleum field, taking into ac- 
count all our known reserves, there is an estimated supply 
that will, at our present rate of use, dwindle to nothing, 
in fifteen years. In fact, since the landing of the Pilgrims, 
one-half of the fertility of the United States has vanished. 

At present approximately two billion acres of land, 
listed as farm, urban and forest; an area of surface water 
of fifty-three thousand square miles, with twenty-seven 
thousand miles of inland navigable water, and the silver, 
gjld, coal, oil and other mineral deposits that lie on, and 
beneath the land, comprise our natural resources. These 
combined with our human resources, which include nearly 
one hundred and thirty-two million people, with their 
multitude of talents, skills and activities, make up the na- 
tional resources of the United States. And it is upon the 
wise use and development of these resources, in the future, 
that the status of the nation will be determined in the new 
economic world. 

Since Society must now move to mend what it has 
maimed, and to restore as much as possible of what has 
been destroyed, every loyal citizen is bound in future to 
recognize responsibility for the preservation of our na- 
tional heritage. Only through individual and habitual con- 
servation can this duty of citizenship be met. And by 
these means alone can the resources vital to the very life 
of the country be saved for posterity. 

Ttxiay, with the nations of Europe and Asia engaged 
in a campaign of wholesale destruction, while fighting for 
natural resources which we still have, this country realizes 
as never before, that the conservation of basic wealth is 
imperative, not only for the maintenance of a high stand- 
;'.rd of living and of democracy, but even to the continu- 
ance of peace itself in the Western Hemisphere. Part of 
the responsibility for the conservation of our natural re- 



FEBRUARY, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



sources rests with the nation and the state. And every 
American citi:;en has the power of his vote to place in 
the lawmaking bodies, those whose interests will insure 
co-operation in this respect, and who will keep a watchful 
eye on legislation regulating their use, so that exploitation 
to the point of extinction will be impossible. 

While conservation of our resources rests largely with 
the people elected to public office, it is not the function of 
the Federal, State and County Government alone, but the 
business and concern of every citizen. Laws alone are not 
sufficient to attain the goal. Even more essential to the 
accomplishment of its purpose are public sentiment and 
the proper individual attitude. The Conservation idea to 
be effective must permeate all ages and every strata of 
Society, and to be impressive should extend even beyond 
national confines. Needless waste or destruction of neces- 
sary resources anywhere threatens, or will threaten, sooner 
or later, the welfare and security of people everywhere. 
Gifford Pinchot said at the Eighth American Scientific 
Congress in Washington that Conservation is clearly a 
world necessity, not only for enduring prosperity, but also 
for permanent peace. He also declared, "America can, 
and should, take the lead in assuring world peace through 
equitable distribution and planned conservation of natural 
resources." 

Both political parties had a conservation plank in their 
platforms at the last presidential election. The Democratic 
one read : 

'"We pledge ourselves: To conserve the soil and water 
resources for the benefit of the farmers of the nation. In 
such conservation programs we shall, so far as practicable, 
bring about that development in the forests and other 
permanent crops as will not unduly expand livestock and 
dairy production. To continue the broad program launched 
by the Administration for the co-ordinated development 
of our river basins through reclamation and irrigation, 
fl(X)d control, reforestation and soil conservation, stream 
purification, recreation, fish and game protection, low cost 
power and rural industry." 

With the exception of the clause referring to the ex- 
pansion of livestock and dairy production unduly, the Re- 
publican pledge was almost identical. And both political 
clauses furnish the text upon which Conservation, as a 
national goal, is based. In addition. Conservation Educa- 
tion, now beginning in many states, as it is in California, 
with the elementary schools, underlies and supports any 
and every campaign to preserve, protect, properly develop 
and enjoy our natural resources. 

With acceptance of this obligation as a requirement of 
gotxJ citizenship, has come a better understanding of the 
problems of Conservation. And a knowledge of a more com- 
prehensive approach to them is more evident than formerly, 
when merely hoarding for future stewardship was the 
main idea. Conservation of our natural resources no longer 



has preservation as its only objective. Although a large 
percentage of our natural resources has passed to private 
ownership, they once actually belonged to the people col- 
lectively, and the right of the people to enjoy them is 
still admitted. So in planning for the wise use and de- 
velopment of these resources for the current population 
of one hundred and thirty-two million, and their preserva- 
tion for the millions who will come after them, the aes- 
thetic and recreational features of these resources are be- 
ing taken into consideration as a birthright of the present 
generation. Gmservation then, as it has been recently 
defined, is planning for the wise use, development and 
enjoyment of our natural resources for the greatest num- 
ber for the longest time. It has also been discovered that 
this planning presupposes a long time program which will 
insure wise use, consistent with their conservation as the 
basis of development; one that will be adapted to different 
practices and situations and that will follow a scheduled 
procedure to include all resources, each in relation to the 
other. 

Conservation aims to create an attitude of mind, and 
a way of living. It is not a single subject but an area of 
learning. And as a goal toward which nationwide en- 
deavor is beginning to be seriously directed. Conserva- 
tion has been definitely established, largely because of the 
sustained effort and the co-operative activities of govern- 
ment agencies, schools, colleges and universities; interested 
organizations, such as those concerned with the safeguard- 
ing of wild life; the study of nature, and out-door recrea- 
tional pursuits; and of the impetus stimulated by such 
advisory groups as the California Conservation Council. 
Observation of Conservation Week in California from 
March 7th to 14th for the past six years has also fur- 
nished inspiration and generated enthusiasm for a year- 
round program, sponsored by the Conservation Council 
of which Miss Pearl Chase is Chairman. The Seventh 
Annual Conservation Week will be observed next month 
from the seventh to the fourteenth, the date having again 
been announced by GJovernor Olson. No one is to wait 
to be asked to plan for it. Every individual and organiza- 
tion subscribing to the idea of conserving our natural re- 
sources as a bulwark of national defense, in addition to 
the other purposes for which Conservation activity exists, 
is urged to initiate a local program as part of the state- 
wide observation of the Week. 

As participants in the annual observance of Conserva- 
tion Week and in the year-round program sponsored by 
the California Conservation Council, people, in increasing 
numbers are becoming ardent Ginservationists throughout 
the length and breadth of the state. And these co-opertaivc 
activities projected as an intelligently planned program 
looking to the future are serving with great effectiveness to 
create the attitude of mind and the area of learning so 
necessar>' to the success of Conservation in the national 
field. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — FEBRUARY. 1941 



' ^ - POETRY PAGE - ' - 



Edited by Florence Keene 



Patriot's Toast 

Here's to the Flag that's flying o'er us, 
Here's to the scorn of traitors' hate; 

In every fight that's there before us, 
Here's to the heart that conquers fate! 
— Ben Field. 

The Arts 

I see a poem slanting from the sky — 
I catch the sunlight, write it on a page. 
I hear the melody of peach-blow clouds, 

Which fades into a whisper, gray as sage. 
1 glimpse the sculpturing of unseen wind. 

Observe firm mountains flow in liquid lines. 
I breathe the fragrance of an ancient psalm 

And paint the perfume scattered by the pines. 
— Marion Steward. 

Our Flag 

I've seen it in the fields of France 

Against the shell-torn sky; 
I've seen it where the shadows glance 

O'er graves where heroes lie; 
And on the seas, above our ships. 
Where cannonade the heaven whips 
I've seen it streaming in the gale. 
Undaunted by the fiery hail. 

I've never seen that flag on high 

In lands beyond the sea 
But what my soul did joyful cry, 

As though some friend to me 
Had unexpected come, to call 
My name with joy and love and glee 
In streets beneath some alien wall 
Where only strange, strange folk may he. 

O Power that guides the ways of men 

While races come and go! 
Across the years I cannot scan. 

But this I feel — I \now' 
That Thou hast made this flag of mine 
Of kindly brotherhood the sign, 
That nations yet shall someday find 
A love that all the world shall bind. 

— C.\RL HOLLIDAY. 



As children need the fairies, so do we 
Have need of dreamers; men whose eyes can see 
Beyond the rocky road we tread today 
To wide sweet paths where roses line the way. 
— Anna Blake Mazquida. 

Mount Vernon 

This room once knew your burdened brows of state. 

Your footsteps echoed down this corridor. 

And here you read and talked and here lay late 

Watching the Sabbath sun upon the floor. 

This was your home — now it is more than yours : 

A symbol to a nation of a name 

That will endure as long as time endures, 

Carven forever on the walls of fame. 

Return to us O father of the creed 
That nations are no stronger than the truth 
And honor of their statesmen, that the seed 
Of greatness lies within the heart of youth: 
Teach us again the secret of the soil : 
The beauty and the strength of man is toil! 

James Ramp. 

Borglum's Head of Abraham Lincoln 

(University of California) 

O Man of Sorrow, tried by many fires. 

Sad brother of all men whose best desires 

Have turned to dusty ashes in their hands. 

Accept the thanks of one who understands 

The pain men pay who trudge the thorny trail 

Which leads towards truth, which men attempt, but fail 

To touch, because the nearest stars are high. 

Although, thank God, our better thoughts may fly 

Above the limitations of this earth. 

O humble king, whose desperate dreams gave birth 

To agony which freed a fettered race. 

Men read the hieroglyphics on your face — 

Your thrust-out lip, your shadowed cheeks, your scars — 

And understand the burnings of the stars. 

Harry Elmore Hurd. 



James Ramp hus been living in San Francisco tlie last ten or fifteen years, going to Honolulu for a year or two, where he did newspaper 

and radio wor\. He was for a time in the English Depaitment of the San Mateo Junior College. He has written short stories and plays, 

some of u'luch have been presented in San Francisco's little theatres. 

Carl Holliday was horn in Ohio in 1879, and was a versatile, gifted writer and scholar. He was the author of many hoo\s. ranging 

from the "Daum of Literature" to text booi^s. and juvenile stories: he contributed to many of America's outstanding f)ub!icatio»is; was 

Educational Director with U. S. troops in France during the World War; was founder a^^d editor of The Mission Press. San Jose; he 

was head of the English Department at San Jose Stxite College at the time of his death in 1936 in an automobile accident. 

Anna Blake Mazqlida of San Francisco is the author of a hoo\ of poems, and her verse and prose appear in many national 

/ ubiications. 

Harry Elmore Hurd of Boston, after serving as Chaplain of the iird U. S. Engineers in France uith ran\ of First Lieut., resigned 

a metropolitan pulpit and became a cowboy in the West, traveling from state to state on mule and horseback.. 

Ben Field lives in Los Angeles. 

Marion Stewart of San prancisco has had many poems m the Christian Science Monitor and verse magazines. 



FEBRUARY, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



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Not for the Meek; bv Elizabeth D. Kaup. 
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viewed by Virginia Chilton. 

At the Zoo: b\ W. W. Robinion with 
illustrations by Irene B. Robinson. 
MacMillan Co. Price 50 cents. Re- 
viewed by Cora Bjornstrom. 

^ "Not for the Meek" is the story of an 
era that is passing — the era of great 
fortunes made almost overnight from an 
expanding industry and the formation of 
large trusts and consolidations. That many 
of the men who made this era were un- 
scrupulous is not to be denied but they also 
possessed qualities of greatness that made 
their success possible: leadership, an ability 
to judge men and events, and the courage 
to take chances while lesser men hesitated. 

In Martin Lyndendaal. whose story is 
told in this powerful novel by Elizabeth D. 
Kaup, we read of the rise of a young Danish 
immigrant to a place equal to that occupied 
by the great industrial giants of his time, at 
the turn of this century. It is more than the 
story of the events contributing to his suc- 
cess. Told through the medium of Martin's 
thoughts in his old age we see his whole life 
pass in review, not as the world saw it but 
as his own inner self saw it. We see, for 
instance, that to him the great wealth he 
had accumulated was unimportant. "A name 
was better than being rich, a name like Mar- 
tin Lyndendaal, that stood for something. 
When you made so much money you had to 
give it away it c-cascd to have any meaning." 

In his dealings with labor he realizes that 
he was often unable to follow his own ideas 
which had been formed while working his 
way to the top and which he felt were based 
on an intimate knowledge of how the work- 
ing man thought. Even in his later years 



when he was free to deal with labor in his 
own way and was often accused of being 
too friendly to the unions, he could see that 
he was not entirely sincere in his treatment 
of them. He knew too well the faults on 
both sides, but "whatever he believed or he 
didn't believe, he'd survived. " 

Wc understand, through his eyes, his re- 
lations with those near to him. his brave 
Danish mother; his cousin Axel; Frances 
Calvcrton, his aristocratic Southern wife, 
and their children. These relations often 
were less successful than his business deal- 



ings, but each had its place in the tapestry 
of Martin's life. 

If you like studies of human nature with 
a fair amount of story thrown in, you will 
like "Not for the Meek." The prose is 
terse, sometimes jerky, as a man might think 
when he was old and someone had asked 
him to write the story of his life so that 
future generations might gain inspiration 
from his success. "He had no illusions about 
the success he had made. He'd been lucky — ■ 
almost consistently lucky. Men who failed 
did so largely because they hadn't happened 






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to have held the cards." But as the title in- 
dicates, this success was not to be gained by 
the meek. 

^ "At the Zoo," by W. W. Robinson. 
Like so many of the lovely books pub- 
lished for the children of today "At the 
Zoo" by 'W. 'W. and Irene Robinson 
should appeal not only to the child of 
four to six years, for whom it has been 
designed, but it should also be a delight 
to the parent or friend who will be asked 
to read and re-read it. 

To the small book lover the illustrations 
arc, of course, the high lights of interest. 
From the whimsical monkey to the majestic 
lion with the melancholy eyes this visit to 
the zoo is visually satisfying. Accompanied 
by a text, which moves along quickly 
enough for the period of concentration of 
the very young mind, the pictures carry 
Ann Allen and her little brother Bill from 
cage to cage — camels, elephants, kanga- 
roos, tigers and many more. 

Familiarity with such a book should be 
a delightful preliminary to any little 
child's visit to the zoo. 

New Books in the 
Club Library 

NON-FICTION 
Metropolitan Operagrams: Metropoli- 
tan Opera Guild, Inc. (publisher). 
'With Love and Irony: Lin Yutang. 
'Winston Churchill: Rene Kraus. 
The Tide of Fortune: Stefan Zweig. 
Chronology of Failure: Hamilton Fish 

Armstrong. 
Zero Hour: Stephen 'Vincent Benet et al. 
Diplomatically Speaking: Lloyd C. 

Griscom, 
My Life in a Man-Made Jungle: Belle 

J. Benchley. 
Uncle Toby's Christmas Book: Uncle 

Toby (pseud.) 
The Philadelphia Story: Philip Barry. 
My Life With George: I. A. R. Wylie. 
Calling Quail: Harrison Dibblee. 
The Inky Way: Alice Hegan Rice. 

FICTION 
Happy Christmas: Daphne Du Maurier. 
The Rabbit's Nest: Elizabeth Morrow. 
Sapphira and the Slave Girl: 'Willa 

Gather. 
Oliver Wiswell: Kenneth Roberts. 
J.^coBY's Corners: Jake Falstaff. 
Fame is the Spur: Howard Spring. 
The 'Voyage: Charles Morgan. 
Love Stories of Old California: Mr.<^. 

Fremont Older. 
Hildreth: Harlow Estes. 
Fielding's Folly: Frances Parkinson 

Keyes. 
On the Long Tide: Laura Krey. 
The Great Mistake: Mary Roberts Rine- 

hart. 
Journey Into Fear: Eric Ambler. 

FEBRUARY, 1941 —'WOMEN'S CITY 



San Francisco 
Hospitality Committee 

('Continued from page 12) 

present program or facilities for such ser- 
vice but which arc willing to cooperate in 
some measure in the community effort. For 
these the committee has sent out a ques- 
tionnaire to ascertain facilities available 
and to ask whether the organization in- 
volved desires to cooperate with the com- 
mittee. All replies so far received have 
expressed a desire to cooperate in every way 
possible. 

The magnitude of the program and the 
form that it will take are not exactly clear 
at this time. All competent observers realize 
that there is a problem but the approach to 
its solution is not entirely plain. The com- 
mittee is proceeding on the theory that 
whatever the problem may eventually be a 
way will be found by cooperative effort to 
satisfactorily solve it to the benefit of the 
community and the young men involved. 
The cooperating agencies will, in as far as 
possible, through this committee strive for 
a program of service to include the follow- 
ing: — to establish places of recreation and 
rest: to provide entertainment, games and 
self-directed activities and to cooperate with 
furnishing of similar activities in camps in 
cooperation with military authorities; to pro- 
vide satisfactory lodgings at a price within 
the means of the service men: to provide 
social events including dances, sight-seeing 
trips, etc.: Home Hospitality, council and 
guidance covering personal problems of 
men; opportunity for religious ministrations 
for men of different faiths in cooperation 
with Chaplains in camps and churches in 
the community: hospital visiting under the 
direction and with the cooperation of the 
American Red Cross: community send-off 
programs for men who volunteer or are 
selected for service and receptions for the 
returned service men; information regarding 
transportation facilities, railroad, bus: also, 
information for relatives who wi,sh to visit: 
the furnishing of helpful literature to assist 
in the adjustment of a returned .soldier to 
civilian life. 

In order to provide a central Hospitality 
House plans have been drawn for a build- 
ing to be erected in Marshall Square. This 
building as proposed will contain lounge, 
library, canteen, hostess lounge, refresh- 
ment counter and will constitute a modern 
service unit. Funds for materials have been 
tentatively approved by Mayor Rossi and it 
is expected that the W.P.A. will furnish the 
labor. It is possible that much of the furni- 
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World's Fair can be used for the furnishing 
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Badger Pass Skiing 

^ A recent tour of the Badger Pass Ski 
Area with Charley Proctor has filled 
me with enthusiasm over the work that 
has been done to improve ski conditions. 
It is not particularly obvious from the 
porch, but when the skier really gets out 
on the slopes he will find the going much 
better. 

The "Moogl Run," No. 5, so called for 
its bumps and surprises, has been worked 
over and greatly improved, the down tim- 
ber being removed from it and its course 
led around the hillside in such a way as 
to carry the runner through the dip with- 
out the hump that was often so trying. 

A novice run to supplement the No. 2 
run which led a long way around by old 
Badger Pass has been opened which makes 
use of a chain of meadows between No. 2 
and No. 1, while another variation cuts 
into No. 2 without the climb beginners 
found tiring. Now the novice can really 
try out his boards and his skill without 
getting in the way of the faster traffic on 
the main hill or even through Snow-Bunny 
Gulch (which, incidentally, has shared in 
the removal of stumps and logs from its 
terrain.) 

On the west side of the upski, the jump 
has been moved farther west, giving it a 
better angle and leaving a very nice hill 
open for general running. It should be 
especially well adapted for slalom use, too. 
both because of its curves and because of 
the new rope tow being installed just be- 
yond it, next to the jump. This should 
aJso spread the use of the bowl into its 
western side and give a good connection 
with the head of the old Chinquapin 
Road Run, or, on the south side of this 
dome, with the assorted Aspen runs which 
are good only in times of deep snow and 
have never been marked or thoroughly 
worked out. However, any run in this di- 
rection tends to join the lower end of 
Rail Creek Run or intersect the Wawona 
Road. 

Both this ski-tow and the new one near 
the junction of the south-south-east slope 
of Ski Top with Tempo Dome should be 
very useful in preventing congestion on 
busy Sundays, and also permit use of the 
snow wherever it happens to be best at a 
particular time. Both tows serve descents 
of about 300 feet vertical drop, and. with 
a little cl mbing at one end or the other, 
this second one may be stretched to the 
summit of Tempo Dome or down into 
Strawberry Creek, several hundred feet 
lower. Its exposure gives good spring 
skiing on many a morning when the north 
slopes have powder snow or are icy from 
the night and have not yet softened up. 
A striking new directional sign post 
erected by the National Park Service at 



the top of the Upski will be particularly 
helpful to newcomers unfamiliar with the 
trails. The Park Service has also built some 
additional rest-rooms near the Ski Lodge, 
and has improved the trails described 
above, with the cooperation of a Ski Ad- 
visory Committee made up of Mr. Bestor 
Robinson, Dr. Joel Hildebrand, and Mr. 
Frank Wentworth. 

One of the biggest innovations under 
the Service's new Winter Sports Policy is 
the building of a Ski Hut at Ostrander 
Lake and marking trails to it, both from 
Badger Pass (about 9 miles) and from the 
Glacier Point Road (about six miles). The 
Yosemite Park and Curry Company will 
maintain a couple there to give service, or 
skiers may take their own equipment. It is 
absolutely necessary, however, to make 
reservations through the ranger at Badger 
Pass, as accommodations are limited in 
both types. This hut gives a portal to some 
wonderful sub-alpine slopes on Horse 
Ridge, and eventually to the magnificent 
slopes beyond. 

PROGRAM OF WINTER EVENTS AT 
BADGER PASS— 1941 

Febriuiry 
9 — Weekly Slalom, Ski Tests at Badger 

Pass. 
1 5 — Conducted Ski Tour for Winter Club 

Members. 
16 — "Y" Test Run on Rail Creek Course. 
22 — Special Holiday Program, Skating and 

Skiing Events. 
28 — Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Ski Union 

and Pacific Coast Conference Ski 

Championships. (Continued March 1 

and 2.) 

March 

1 , 2 — Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Ski Union 
and Pacific Coast Conference Ski 
Championships. (Continued from Feb. 
28.) 

8, 9 — California Division "B" Class Down- 
hill and Slalom Championships. 

14,15 — Far West Kandahar Ski Meet, 
Downhill and Slalom. 

22 — Conducted Ski Tour for Winter Club 
Members. Ski Tests at Badger Pass. 

23 — "Y" Test Run on Rail Creek Course, 
Ski Tests at Badger Pass. 

29 — Ski Tests at Badger Pass. Conducted 
Ski Tour for Winter Club Members. 

30 — B. Charles Erhman Giant Slalom for 
Winter Club Members. 

(Note: All scheduled events subject to 
change because of weather conditions). 

Moonlight sleigh rides and toboggan 
parties will be scheduled throughout the 
season. 



FEBRUARY, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



f Continued from page H) 

John Charles Thomas, will be the guest 
soloist with the Claremont Oratorio So- 
ciety, augmented to 300 voices for the 
occasion, under the direction of Lawrence 
Recder, in an impressive rendition of the 
oratorio "Elijah" for the inaugural pro- 
gram on Sunday afternoon. May 4th. 

On May 11th. the San Francisco Opera 
Ballet of which William Christensen is 
director, will make its first appearance in 
the Greek Theatre and present three of 
the finest ballets in its repertoire; "Chopin- 
ade"; "In Old Vienna" and "Romeo and 
Juliet." 

A new English version of Jacques Of- 
fenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" 
has been made by Prof. Theodore Robert 
Bowie, member of an old San Francisco 
family and a graduate of the University 
of California, for the elaborate produc- 
tion of this delightful light opera, which is 
a satire on the activities of the Greek 
gods, to be given on Sunday, May 18th. 

A symphonic concert with a celebrated 
conductor and guest soloist is scheduled 
for May 25th, and on June 1st, George 
Bernard Shaw's "St. Joan," generally con- 
ceded to be the greatest historical drama 
of the modern theatre will be presented. 
For this production the Festival Associa- 
tion has had the good fortune of securing 
the distinguished actress, Elena Miraraova, 
acclaimed for her outstanding portrayals 
in both London and New York, for the 
title-role of the hapless martyr. 

The Chmax of the Festival will be an 
elaborate production of Shakespeare's de- 
lightful comedy "Twelfth Night" with 
Gilmore Brown, the founder and director 
of the Pasadena Community Playhouse, in 
the role of Sir Toby. Mr. Brown's out- 
standing performance as Falstaff in the 
Falstaff trilogy produced in the Greek 
Theatre in 1920, will be most pleasantly 
remembered by those who witnessed the 
performances. 

During the month of February, the 
Women's Committee of the Festival Asso- 
ciation, of which Mrs. Samuel M. Marks 
is general chairman, will conduct an ex- 
tensive Membership Coupon Book sale 
campaign. 

These books, which will be conveniently 
available to Members of the San Francisco 
Women's City Club, will be in $5 and 
.$10 units. The $5 book will contain 12 
tifty-cent coupons, and the .$10 book, 2 5 
coupons valued at $12.50. The books will 
be transferable and any number of cou- 
pons may be exchanged for general ad- 
missions or reserved seat tickets for any 
of the Festival performances in advance 
of the general public sale. Detailed infor- 
mation as to the Festival and the coupon 
books will be available at the Club's In- 
formation desk. 



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^ We have heard a great deal recently 
of a "new order" in the world to be 
established by the dictators in conformity 
with a pattern laid down in Berlin, It is 
possible, indeed probable, that in years to 
come another and more beneficent "new 
order" will be dated from a day in August, 
1940, when the first agreement was signed 
between Britain, the United States, and 
Canada for the pooling of their resources 
in a common scheme of defense against 
aggression from whatever quarter it may 
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tion. 

It is the essence of a good bargain that 
both the parties to it should think that they 
have done well, and we may note with a 
certain satisfaction that some American 
newspapers claimed that their side had got 
the best of it. So long as we are satisfied, 
that is all to the good. In respect of the 
Panama Canal and the Caribbean Sea, it 
is worth noting that the agreement carries 
to its logical conclusion the Hay-Pauncefote 
Treaty, which secured British consent to 
the construction of the Canal under Ameri- 
can auspices. And here a word may be 
said for President Wilson, whose strong 
action in 1913 prevented the circumven- 
tion of that treaty by certain American 
interests. The clear understanding between 
the two countries about the fair and right 
use of the Canal undoubtedly made much 
easier the negotiation of the present agree- 
ment. 

In the meantime the development of in- 
ternational affairs both in Europe and in 
the Far East has brought home equally to 
Britain, Canada, and the United States 
that guardianship of the Canal is a com- 
mon interest of first-class importance, which 
can only be made secure by their co-opera- 
tion. The obvious method of this co-opera- 
tion is that British possessions in the Carib- 
bean Sea shall be made available to the 
United States Navy and Air Force. That 
cases the burden on Britain by assigning 
a part of it to the United States. 

The chief, indeed, the only obstacle, 
was the principle of "sovereignty" which, 
in Europe, had proved fatal to any con- 
certed action, while there was yet time, be- 
tween the nations threatened by German 



aggression. The people of Bermuda were 
at first seriously alarmed on hearing of the 
proposed ninety-nine years' lease to the 
United States. They sent a memorandum 
to the Colonial Secretary declaring them- 
selves to be "gravely disturbed" at the 
report that they were to be deprived of 
their time-honoured allegiance to the Brit- 
ish Empire and Commonwealth and to be 
transferred to another Power. A commit- 
tee of M. P.s was formed to keep watch 
over and frustrate this sinister proposal. 
Lord Lloyd immediately assured the Ber- 
mudans that their status as British citizens 
would not be in the least affected by the 
ninety years' lease. There had been no 
transfer of sovereignty. The United States 
had been granted a user of certain facili- 
ties in Bermuda for a particular purpose 
acknowledged to be a common interest, 
hut in all other respects the status of the 
island would remain as before. This ap- 
pears to have satisfied them, and so far as 
the other proposed leases affect the Ca- 
nadian people, Mr. Mackenzie King, the 
Canadian Prime Minister, has no doubt of 
their desirability from the Canadian point 
of view. 

Here, it seems to me, is a precedent of 
the greatest importance and of the best 
omen for the future peace of the world. 
Whatever there is of virtue and value in 
the idea of Federal Union will be realized 
not by writing constitutions and attempt- 
ing to impose them on (probably) unwill- 
ing peoples, but by building on the foun- 
dation of experience gained in these times. 
Let stone upon stone be fitted into its 
place according as practical necessity shows 
the need of it and \vc may get a building 
which will stand the test of time. Both 
we and the United States are learning 
from the experience of Europe that last- 
minute improvisations or reliance on some- 
thing called "collective security" without 
organized power behind it, is of no avail 
against resolute aggressors preparing war. 
The threatened nations must pool their re- 
sources and make an end of the tradition 
which keeps them in separate compart- 
ments each in its isolation at the mercy of 
the aggressor. The ninety-nine years' lease 
may be called a "legal fiction," but legal 
fictions have played a large and benevo- 
lent part in the development of institu- 
tions, and this one is a means of reconciling 
all that is valuable in local patriotism with 
the co-operation that is essential for mutual 
defence. It is the triumph of good sense 
over precedent and prejudice. 

It assumes of course goodwill between 
the peoples co-operating. The intrinsically 
sensible solution of the "Polish Corridor" 
for the problem of securing an outlet to 
the sea for an inland people was thwarted 
by the chronic ill-will of the German and 
Polish peoples. Many animosities will have 
to he unlearnt in Europe before the cx- 



FEBRUARY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



ample spreads. Let us hope that the neces- 
sary teaching will come in the hard school 
of war. But there is, fortunately, no doubt 
about this essential condition as between 
the British and American peoples. War, in 
the common phrase, is unthinkable between 
these two. It is, at all events, so remote 
as to be not worth a thought. Week by 
week, as this war proceeds, the community 
of tfv:ir interests, not to speak of their 
thoughts, traditions and sympathies, comes 
more and more into the picture. The con- 
versations between Lord Lothian and the 
Washington Administration extend to the 
Pacific and to Australia and Singapore. 
Joint action in those regions also is the 
correct counter move to Japanese threats 
of aggression. Britain and America move 
together as the German threat spreads to 
the outer world. 

Events have proved more enlightening 
than any argument. The mere fact that 
they have had to contemplate the possi- 
bility of a British defeat has brought home 
to the American people the immense part 
played by British command of the sea in 
giving meaning and value to the Monroe 
Doctrine and the formidable nature of the 
problem which would confront them if 
Britain were defeated. We may trace this 
process of enlightenment in the proceedings 
of the Pan American Conference between 
the United States and the South American 
Republics held at Havana last July, when 
British fortunes seemed at their lowest ebb. 
How, asked the delegates, should the 
Americans act, if the whole burden of re- 
pelling European aggressors were thrown 
back on them? What would happen to 
them if the Nazis seized British possessions 
in the Caribbean Sea or the North Atlantic 
and thus brought long stretches of the 
American coast north and south within 
range of their bombs? 

The immediate answer was that this 
must be prevented at all costs. On behalf 
of the United States, but with the consent 
of the South American Republics. Mr. 
Cordell Hull declared that any attempt to 
modify the existing status of the American 
possessions of European Powers, whether 
Dutch, French. British or Danish, "whether 
by cession, by transfer, or by any impair- 
ment whatsoever in the control thereto- 
fore exercised would be of profound and 
immediate concern to all the American 
Republics." 

The Havana discussions, however, led 
logically to the conclusion that the most 
sensible course was to help Britain to kill 
the mischief at its European source and 
so keep the danger remote from America. 
In the next few weeks, as British resistance 
stiffened and it was seen that the British 
people would shrink from no cost or sac- 
rifice in the battle with tyranny, this 
thought gained ground and gave a new 



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and generous impulse to the "help Britain" 
movement. 

Meanwhile, in the Nazi-Fascist camp, the 
nightmare of British-American co-opera- 
tion, which, as Hitler and Mussolini know, 
threatens ruin to their scheme of world 
dominion, has more and more been loom- 
ing up. There is no longer any doubt 
about the intention of these dictators. If it 
served no other purpose the Axis-Japan 
pact threw off the mask, and made open 
confession that conquest extending to both 
hemispheres and all continents was the 
deliberate design of these two. That is of 
equal concern to the United States, to 
Britain and to the British Dominions, and 
week by week we have seen them coming 
closer together to resist it. 

I will not try to anticipate what form 
their co-operation will take. The reader 
will probably know more about that than 
I do before this article appears. But the 
belief that they will co-operate and that 
they have reserves of power more than 
sufficient to ensure the victory of their 
cause, has now for many weeks been one 
of the major factors in any estimate of the 
future, and one of the chief motives for 
the movements of the Axis Powers. It is, 
I believe, well founded. In the meantime 
it helps and heartens the British people to 
know that by enduring and suffering they 
are rallying the American peoples to their 
side and preparing the ground for the one 
union of forces which, in the long run, can 
secure peace to the world. 



^ To THE Women's City Club 
OF San Francisco: 
Thank you very much indeed for your 
splendid consignment of clothes which we 
are so glad to have. It is such a desperate 
need. 

I shall be so grateful if you will men- 
tion the fact that we are collecting leather 
— gloves or handbags — if they are sent in 
ripped up, so that we can make them into 
warm leather jerkins. 

Mrs. p. D. Butler, 
President British War Relief Ass'n 



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Red Cross Mercy Ship 

^ An American Red Cross "Mercy 
Ship," carrying a $1,176,000 cargo of 
critically needed relief supplies for Greek 
war victims, left New York for Athens 
January 15, it was announced by Chairman 
Norman H. Davis. 

The vessel was the "S. S. Kassandra 
Louloudis," a 7,500 ton freighter provided 
by the Greek government. It sailed to 
Athens via Suez, loaded with 12,000,000 
pounds of foodstuffs, medical supplies, 
clothing, ambulances and ho.spital trucks. 

Simultaneously. Chairman Davis an- 
nounced the Greek War Relief association 
was purchasing five complete field hos- 
pitals which will be shipped early in Feb- 
ruary by the Red Cross. The five units, 
each equipped with 250 beds and a mobile 
operating theater, are being purchased at a 
cost of $225,000. They will be rushed 
upon arrival to strategic points near the 
front lines. 

Coordination between the Red Cross 
and the Greek War Relief association came 
following a conference at Red Cross head- 
quarters. Spyros P. Skouras, National 
President of the association, met with 
Chairman Davis and Red Cross officials to 
prevent duplication of relief supplies to 
Greece. 

Chairman Davis stated the Red Cross 
had taken action on the "Mercy Ship" 
after receiving detailed cable reports from 
its Athens representative, Charles L. House. 

Working in coooperation with the U. S. 
Minister to Greece. Lincoln MacVeagh, 
House surveyed civilian and military rehef 
needs through the Greek Department of 
Public Welfare and the Army Medical 
Corps. His cables described urgent needs 
for ambulances and medical supplies in the 
front line defenses and for food and cloth- 
ing among children and women. 

Relief articles listed in House's cables 
will be given priority on the "Kassandra 
Louloudis," Chairman Davis said. The 
Red Cross has placed "Rush" orders for 
25 additional ambulances which are sche- 
duled for earliest possible delivery. Their 
arrival in Athens will make a total of 50 
American Red Cross ambulances working 
among the Greek wounded. Some 25 am- 
bulances are now en route from a British 
Red Cross depot in the Middle East. The 
American Red Cross arranged the transfer 
and will replace the British units. Chair- 
man Davis declared. 

Today's announcement brought Ameri- 
can Red Cross relief to Greece to approxi- 
mately $1,400,000. Red Cross relief from 
this country has been made possobile 
through contributions to the Red Cross 
war relief fund and through purchases 
made by the U. S. Government from the 
Congressional appropriation for foreign 
war relief. 



The "Ka.ssandra Louloudis" will be the 
second American Red Cross "Mercy Ship" 
of the second World War. In July the 
S. S. McKeesport docked at Marseille with 
a similar million-dollar cargo for distribu- 
tion in France. All other American Red 
Cross relief supplies for European war vic- 
t ms have been shipped as partial cargo 
lots on Europe-bound vessels. 

In addition to $45,000 in cash to the 
Greek Red Cross for immediate purchase 
of relief supplies, previous American Red 
Cross aid to Greece included $126,000 
worth of foodstuffs and medical supplies 
weighing 275,000 pounds, now enroutc to 
Athens aboard the S. S. "Grigorios," a 
Greek vessel. Replacement of supplies 
turned over by the British Red Cross are 
costing approximately $55,000. 

The following items are to make up the 
cargo of the "Kassandra Louloudis": 

Foodstuffs — 

Milk — Evaporated 432,000 cans 

Powdered 273.000 lbs. 

Rolled Oats 990 000 lbs. 

Cracked Rice 900,000 lbs. 

Soups — Dehydrated 60,000 lbs. 

Citrus Juices 100,000 cans 

Syrup 39,000 cans 

Margarine 160,000 lbs. 

Prunes 570,000 lbs. 

Dried Apples 750.000 lbs. 

Flour 8,000.000 lbs. 

Beans 1.000,000 lbs. 

Blankets 100 GOO 

Underwear — 

Children's. Women's, Men's 

80,000 suits 

Woolen Yarn 20 000 lbs. 

Children's Shoes 20.000 pairs 

Quinine, sulphate tablets 

1.000,000 tablets 

Cocoa 64.800 lbs. 

Drugs, hospital and surgical 

supplies $150,000 

Ambulances — U. S. Army field 

type 25 

Hospital trucks 10 

Surgical dressings — 

Chapter-produced 1.518,000 

Refugee garments 

Chapter-produced 260 000 

Recreation Museum 

(Continued from page 14) 
versity of California; Mr. E. R. Leach. 
Mining Engineer; Dr. Mary H. Layman. 
Pediatrician, Stanford Lane Ho.<;pital; Miss 
Josephine D. Randall, Superintendent of 
Recreation. San Francisco Recreation De- 
partment; and Mr. Bert Walker, Curator, 
Junor Recreation Museum. 

Each month a pamphlet entitled "The 
Junior Naturalist" is printed by the boys 
and girls attending the Museum. The 
cover design, articles and actual printing 
is the work of these boys and girls. 



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Lovely silks of all kinds, ex- 
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Silk Coats for men and just 
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Also select Objects of Art: 
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"One Nation Indivisible, With 
Liberty and Justice for All" 

— Mrs. Lovell Langstroth 

^ This is the slogan and Tvjational Unit> 
is the theme for this year's observance 
of BROTHERHOOD WEEK, sponsored 
annually during the week of Washington's 
Birthday by the San Francisco Conference 
of Christians and Jews. 

And who arc we of the United States 
who need to think of National Unity? . . . 
One third of a million, Indian; one 
third of a million. Oriental, Filipino, and 
Mexican; 60 million, Anglo-Saxon; 10 
million, Irish; 13 million, Negro; 15 mil- 
lion, Teutonic; 9 million, Slavic; 5 million, 
Italian; 2 million, French; 4 million, Scan- 
dinavian; 1 million each, Finn, Lithuanian, 
Greek. 

Brotherhood among Americans of every 
nationality background racial strain, is a 
practical unity measure for national de- 
fense. 

And who are we, pledged to "Liberty 
and Justice"? . . . 

Two mllion. Episcopalian; 40 million. 
Evangelical Protestant; 1 m'Uion, Greek 
Catholic; 41/2 million, Jew; two-thirds of a 
million. Mormon; one-tenth of a million, 
Quaker; 22 million, Roman Catholic; one- 
half m'Uion, Christian Scientist. . . . Total, 
70 million Americans, dedicated to the 
dignity of man because we believe in God, 
rooted in the one Judaeo-Christian tradi- 
tion. If sympathetic understanding, en- 
thusiastic cooperation bind in Brotherhood 
these 70 million adults and youth, no 
enemy can conquer this country and no 
problem is too tough, no sacrifice too great 
for It. 

From our fathers we have inherited the 
unfinished task of creating on this Con- 
tinent a nation of free citizens, strong 
enough to withstand tyranny, gentle 
enough to care for the stricken of our own 
and other lands, wise enough to school our 
children in the ways of truth, and broad 
enough to shelter the many altars of our 
different faiths. To this task we must bring 
the full measure of our devotion. 

We must affirm the inherent dignity of 
every human being of whatever blood or 
creed. And beyond all the divisions of our 
imperfect society we must demonstrate the 
brotherhood of man. 

To renew the memories of our inheri- 
tance and to rededicate ourselves to loyalty 
to America, we ask our fellow citizens to 
join with us in setting aside the week of 
Washington's Birthday. February 22-28, 
as Brotherhood Week. 

THE WHITE HOUSE 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 

"With reverent dependence upon God 

,md faith in our destiny as a people, let 

us meet in church and school, in cathedral 



and synagogue, in public hall and home, 
during the week of Washington's Birth- 
day, to purge our hearts of all intolerance 
and to bind all our citizens in a common 
loyalty. The defense of America begins 
in the hearts of our countrymen. In this 
hour of emergency, let us set aside time to 
build our unity from within, to renew our 
faith in brotherhood, to quicken our na- 
tional I'fe, and to reinvigorate our patriot- 
ism with a renewal of that vision of 
democracy without which we perish as a 
people." 

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. 

An Interesting 
Phenomenon 

^ The pressure group plays an important 
part in American political life. Perhaps 
it is a big country's substitute for the nu- 
merous blocs or parties that have character- 
ized certain other modern democracies. 
Rather strangely, in spite of general accep- 
tance, the pressure group and its accessories 
— propaganda and the lobby — are words 
faintly tinged with opprobrium. Yet the 
avowed objective of a pressure group is sel- 
dom, if ever, opprobrious. 

There are pressure groups, for example, 
for labor; for aid to Britain; for business. 
Each presses its point of view upon the legis- 
lative or administrative branch of govern- 
ment. That is lobbying. Each urges its point 
of view upon the public. That is propa- 
ganda. Lobbying and propaganda are there- 
fore respectable. Or does that depend? Of 
course it depends. It depends upon the 
methods employed. There are good and bad 
lobbyists, good and bad propaganda, good 
and bad pressure groups. Or if not quite 
good and bad, at least better or worse. 

One test of a pressure group is the can- 
dor with which its objective is avowed. 
Propaganda may be tested by the fairness 
of its arguments. Lobbyists may be tested by 
the honesty of the means they employ. 

At one point even the most respectable 
pressure group may go astray, the point at 
which its function ceases and the function 
of duly elected representatives of the people 
begins. Discriminating pressure groups re- 
member they are neither representatives of 
the people nor the people themselves. They 
are merely self-appointed interpreters. They 
are go-betweens. The best pressure group 
of all is the voters on election day. 
M. M. W. 
Reprinted Itom Bulletin o\ 
>JationaI League 0/ Wotnen Voters 



ENTERTAIN AT THE 

VALENTINE BRIDGE 

AFTERNOON 



FEBRUARY, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



Treasure Auction 

f Continued from page li) 

help of the house statf — to whom they 
paid the highest comphment when they 
said, "We never saw such happy workers. 
They seem to love their jobs. " 

That statement sums up in part the 
spirit of the entire Treasure Auction ef- 
fort — the work of the capable chairman, 
her committees, the contributors, large and 
small, the auctioneers — every one who 
had any part in the affair — they all 
"loved their job" which was giving service 
and help through well organized and ap- 
pealing channels. 

The Treasure Auction was the record of 
the passage of certain phases of the present 
era — written to aid the universal need 
of today — relief of war sufferers. 

Through the National League for 
Woman's Service the funds for that relief 
are forty-five hundred dollars richer today. 



j^ Gifts and acquisitions to the California 
Palace of the Legion of Honor in 1940 
proved the most extensive since its opening 
in 1924 when important collections of sculp- 
ture, paintings, furniture and tapestries were 
first presented by the late Adolph B. Spreck- 
els and his wife, donors of the museum to 
the city of San Francisco. A report just 
issued by Thomas Carr Howe, Jr., director 
of the California Palace of the Legion of 
Honor, follows in part: 

"In March the permanent collections of 
the museum were enormously enriched by 
receipt of the munificent gift of Mr. H. K. S. 
Williams and his wife, the late Mildred 
Anna Williams — a gift consisting of some 
sixty paintings by many of the leading mas 
ters of the principal European Schools from 
the 16th to the 19th centuries, three fin 
tapestries, six 18th century French com 
modes, and a superb set of eight chairs and 
a sofa, covered in Beauvais silk tapestry, o 
the Louis XV Period. These treasures, in 
stalled in four galleries together with other 
benefactions of the same donors, form the 
"Mildred Anna Williams Collection." 

'"During the year Mr. Williams has gen- 
erously added to the Collection the follow- 
ing paintings and sculptures: 'On the River 
Oise' by Charles Francois Daubigny (1817- 
1878): "The Frightened Children" by Ga- 
briel Decamps (1803-1860): 'Gypsies in a 
Forest' by Narcisse Diaz (1807-1876): 
'Cattle Wading' by Jules Dupre (1811- 
1889); "After the Hunt' by William Mich- 
ael Harnett (1848-1892); 'Cattle and Land- 
scape" by Willem Maris (1844-1910); 
'Landscape with Cattle" by Anton Mauve 
(18J8-1888); 'Arlcsian Ladies" by Adolphe 
Monticclli (1824-1886); "Portrait of Alex- 
ander Carre' by Sir Henry Raeburn (1756- 
1823); 'Peasants Merrymaking' by David 



Teniers, the Younger (1610-1690); "Egyp- 
tian Ruins and Figures' by Francesco Zuc- 
carclli ( 1 70 2-1788 ): and 'Cowboy' and 
'Cowgirl', two bronzes by Herbert Hazeltinc. 

"Mrs. Alma de Bretteville Spreckels Awl 
has continued her benefactions to the mu- 
seum, presenting this year five famous 
bronzes by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) — 
'St. John the Baptist', 'The Age of Bronze', 
'The Prodigal Son", 'Call to Arms', and 
'Fallen Angel', and also nine characteristic 
watercolor drawings by the master. 

"Further gifts to the California Palace of 
the Legion of Honor were 'View of Line- 
beck' (oil), by Joseph Raphael, and fifteen 
lithographs by the same artist, presented by 
Mr. Albert M. Bender; 'Susanna and the 
Elders" (oil and tempera) by Thomas Ben- 
ton, presented by an Anonymous Donor; 
'The Budding Branch' (bronze) by Karoly 
Fulop, presented by the artist; 'Portrait of 
Clothilde' by Tom Craig, presented by Mr. 
H. K. S. Williams: 'Portrait of Modesta' 
(charcoal and pastel drawing) by Irene dc 
Bohus, and 'Flower Piece" (oil), by Bar- 
bara Herbert, presented by Mrs. Edgar Wal- 
ter; 'Portrait of Felix Morris' (oil) by Mary 
Curtis Richardson (1848-1931). presented 
by Miss Lucia Chamberlain: and Sacrifice of 
Isaac' (oil) by Jean Jacques Spoede (c.l680- 
1757). from the Estate of Henrietta Gass- 
ner: and "Portrait of Mile. H." (oil) by 
Catherine D. Wentworth, presented by the 
artist. The museum library received dona- 
tions of books and photographs from Mr. 
Mortimer Leventritt, Mrs. Elizabeth Hunt- 
ington Metcalf, Mrs, Ashton Potter and 
Mrs. Edgar Walter. 

"In addition to these acquisitions. 'Four 
Apples" (oil) by Maurice Del Mue. and 
'Friendship" (bronze) by Haig Patigian 
were purchased from the James D. Phelan 
Bequest.'" 

Signs of the Times 

^ Certain words have been taboo in the 
discussions of the last twenty years. 
Good and bad. right and lOTong. noble and 
ignoble are among them. Such antitheses 
have been dismissed as both hypocritical 
and invalid; and the mention of morals has 
seemed to us as indecent as the mention of 
sex to the Victorians. 

Today there are signs that this post-war 
reticence is giving way before the impact of 
the facts of life. Now we know that democ- 
racy means far more to us than a political 
system. An ethics older than Christianity 
lies behind it. The Greeks knew it. The 
Saints knew it. The Pilgrims knew it, Lin- 
coln found moving words for it. Only a 
short generation has refused it acknowledge- 
ment. Now the threat of Hitler lays bare 
the faith we have been at such pains to hide. 



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CALENDAR 
MARCH 1941 



Swimming Pool Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10: JO a. m. to 

12:30 p. m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. 

Friday J p. ra. to 9 p. m. and Saturday 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Men's Guest Night in Swimming Pool — Tuesday from 5:30 to 

6:30 p. m. and Friday from 5:30 to 9 p. m. 

League Bridge — Every Tuesday, Card Room, 2 and 7 p. m 



MARCH, 1941 



ANNUAL MEETING — MARCH 13 
REPORTS WILL BE READ IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE DINNER HOUR 
p P rj. Main Dining Room-.6:15-7:30 p.m. 

tl&N?R^CT Mltx^lNS^uCTlONANDSuPERViSED P^ Room 208 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

American 12 Noon 



(25 cents a corner.) 
5 — Professor Raymond G. Gettell — Current Economic Events 

Third in Series of Seven Lectures. 
6 — Needlework Guild ■ • •■ 

"Expression" — Mrs. John Howell (Ninth in Series of Ten Lectures) 
French Round Table — Mile. Marie Lemaire presiding. 



and 7 p.m. 
American 12 Noon 



Mural Room 12:15 p.m. 

Nat. Def. Room 6 p.m, 



American 12 Nooi 

Room 214 10 a.m. - 4 p.m 

Chinese Room 11 a.m 

Annex 12:15 p.m 



Room 214 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Chinese Room 11 a.m. 

Aimex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table— Mile. Madeline le Brun de Surville presiding Mam Dming Room 6.15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program V," Lounge » p.m. 

"The Katherine Kanter Khoristers in an Evening of Song. 
Presented by The California Federation of Music Clubs. 

7_French Conversational Class— M.me. Rose P. Oliuier presiding Room 214 .-^ n a.m. 

Spanish Round Table— Senonta Marie del Pino presiding rf • {^? ■' 6 a r=i y'^tn !,'»«' 

in n,,,o Rn,,Mn T»BiF Main Dming Room..6:15-7:30 p.m 

10 — ULUB KOUND IABLE ■• - - - • c a d „~ ona -> r. — • -7 « ™ 

11_Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play— by Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room mo z p.. 

(25 cents a corner.) 
12 — Professor Raymond G. Gettell — Current Economic Events 
Fourth in Series of Seven Lectures. 
Spanish Round TablI -Senorita Angela Montiel presiding.. 

Book Review Dinner — Mrs. T. A. Stoddard will review: 

"To Sing With the Angels," by Maurice Hindus. ^, ■ r, 1 1 „ 

n— "Expression-— Mrs. John Howell (Tenth and Last m This Series) Chinese Room 11 a.m, 

French Round Table— Mile. Mane Lemaire presiding ^.""^'V,-' • 6 til S'l!, 

French Round Table— Mile. Madeline le Bmn de Surville presiding Mam Dinrng Room °-15 P-m, 

ANNUAL MEETING— Reports will be read promptly at 7 :00 p. m Cafeteria Service....5:30 to 6:30 p.m 

Thursday Evening Program ■■ y ■„,•-• ^""^^ ''""' 

The Story of Dr. Hugh Hubert Toland, Great Adventurer, Pioneer and Physi- 
cian of San Francisco, by Dr. Edgar L. Gilcreest. 

14_French Conversational Class— Mme. Rose P. Oliuier presiding Room 214 .... ■-,"- '' '"•'" 

17-Club Round Table ^- -" ^am D.ning Room..6:15-7:30 p.m 

I8--C0NTRACT Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play— by Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2 p.m. and 7 p.m 

(25 cents a corner.) 
19 — Professor Raymond G. Gettell — Current Economic Events 
Fifth in Series of Seven Lectures. 

20 — Needlework Guild 

Expression — Mrs. John Howell — (additional class) 

French Round Table — Mile. Marie Lemairf presiding 
French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le B 

Thursday Evening Program ■■ — ■ --;■■■ ■.■;;,"■:■■"' 

"Vagabonding in the Car:bbean Sea." Lecture Illustrated by Colored Motion 

Pictures — Mrs. Frank H. Bcckmann. 11 am 

21 — French Conversational Class J;°?'" . ,:," - ' 

Spanish Round Table— Senorita Marie del Pino presiding Vf • !^^ •" d '^'i^ 7.\n ^'Z 

,. X n T.„,^ Main Dining Room. .6:15-7:30 p.m 

24 — Club Round Table ■ -•■ ■•• •-■■■■ ' " „„ ^ t„„ ,r,^ 7 J, „, 

25— Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play— by Mrs. Henry E. Anms Room 208 2 p.m. and / p.m 

(25 cents a corner.) . itM«^i 

26— Professor Raymond G. Gettell— Current Economic Events kf^^To" iVf^T^T 

Spanish Round Table— Senorita Angela Montiel presiding Mural Room 12:15 p.m 

27— Expression— Mrs. John Hou.ell— (additional class) Chinese Room _.ll a.n- 

-French Round Table— Mile. Mane Lemaire presiding ^^'^^'^T^-Jn^::^ fi.'is „n- 

French Round Table— Mile. Madehne le Bmn de Surville presiding Mam Dmmg Room ^"'^ P-"; 

Thursday Evening Program -...-^..-^ -^. , Lounge 8 p.n- 

"Some Interesting Stories of Old San Francisco, by Mr. Fred b. Lewis — 

De Young Memorial Museum, Golden Gate Park. . • r. . . _ 

■ 28-Drama READING,-Mrs. Hugh Brou-n ^. -y---^ American Room 11 a.n: 

"My Sister Eileen." Based on the Stories by Ruth McKinney. Staged by George 
Kaufman. Single Admissions: Members 55 cents, Non-Members 66 cents. 

French Conversational Class— Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding ^^""^ f,- ■ b k'iVy in I'T. 

31-Club Round Table ^^'" ^'"'"8 Room..6:15-7.30 p.n 

APRIL 1941 J •? 

1_'Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play— by Mrs. Henry E. Anms Room 208 2 p.m. and 7 p.n 

(25 cents a corner.) . 17 Nor 

2— Professor Raymond G. Gettell— Current Economic Events.. American 

Seventh and Last in This Series of Lectures. in,.^4r,r 

„ -- r^ Room 214 10 a.m. -4 p.t 

3 — Needlework Guild 2 12-15 d r 

French Round Table— Mile. Marie Lemaire presiding Ci""^''r.-"""- v :^^ ^.'t; 1,'r 

French Round Table— Mile. Madeline le Bmn de Surville presiding Mam Dming Room "-'^P-^ 

Thursday Evening Program ■- " ■/■■■■d""""" 

Two Colored Motion Pictures — "Great Cargoes" and Incredible Kio, 
by Roy A. Murray, Lecturer and Traveler. 

4 — French Conversational Class --•■ 

Spanish Round Table — Senorita Marie del Pino presiding 



de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m 

Lounge 8:20 p.m 



Lounge 8 p.r 



Room 214 11 a.i 

Cafeteria 12:15 p.i 



WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

MAGAZINE 



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Entered as second-cUa) matter April 14, 192B, at the Post Office 
at San Francisco, California, under the act of March 3, 1879. 

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Volume XV 



March, 1941 



Number 2 



CONTENTS 

ARTICLES 

Bells of the Future — By Dare Star\ McMidlin 10 

Good Neighbors in Bolivia — 

By £nid Cunningham Van Law 12 

Why Garden Clubs — By Jean MacGregor Boyd 14 

DEPARTMENTS 

Calendar 2 

Announcements 4 

Editorial 9 

National Defenders' Club 15 

Poetry Page 19 

I Have Been Reading 20 



OFFICERS OF THE 


WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 


OF SAN 


FRANCISCO 




MISS KATHARINE DONOHOE 




MRS. MARCUS S. KOSHLAN'D 


Second V ice - Presi dent 


MRS. STANLEY POWELL 


Third Vice-President.... 


MRS. MACONDRAY LUNDBORG 


Trcasurcr..._ „ 


MRS. LEO V. KORBEL 




MISS BERTHA J. DALE 


Corresponding Secretary 


MRS. HAZEL PEDLAR FAULKNER 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS 


Mrs. Harry B. Allen 


Mrs. W. B. Hamilton 


Mrs. H. L. Alves 


Mrs. Eugene S. Kilgore 


Mr!. Harold H. Bjornstrom 


Mrs. Leo V. Korbel 


Mri. George Boyd 


Mrs. M. S. Koshland 


Mr!. William E. Colby 


M.ss Marion W. Leale 


Miss Lotus Coombs 


Mrs. Macondray Lundborg 


Ml!! Bertha L. Dale 


Mrs. Garfield Merner 


Mri. Duncan H. Davis 


Miss Alicia Mosgrovc 




Dr. Ethel D. Owen 


Mrs. John O. Dresser 


Miss Harriet T. Parsons 


Mrs. John M. Esbleman 


Miss Either P. Phillips 


Mrs. Perry Eyre 


Mrs. Elisabeth Gray Potter 


Mrs. Haiei Pedlar Faulkner 


Mrs. Stanley Powell 


Mrs. John A. Flick 


Mrs. J. P. Rettenmayer 


Mrs. C. J. Goodell 


Mrs. Paul Shoup 


Mrs. C. 


R. Walter 



SPECIAL 

INITIATION FEE 

FOR 1941 

5.00 

THE NATIONAL DEFENSE PROGRAM 
BRINGS TO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 
FOR WOMAN'S SERVICE OF CALIFOR- 
NIA OPPORTUNITY FOR IMMEDIATE 
SERVICES. TO GIVE OPPORTUNITY 
TO ALL TO JOIN ITS PROGRAM, THIS 
REDUCED FEE HAS BEEN ARRANGED 
FOR 1941. 

D 

ANNUAL 
MEETING 

Thursday, March 13 

Dinner... Cdletena 5:30 to 6:30 
Reports Promptly... 7: 00 

MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND 



CLUB MAGAZINE — MARCH, 1941 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 




^ NATIONAL DEFENDERS' CLUB, housed in the 
Auditorium of the Clubhouse, the first to be organised 
in San Francisco as a recreation center for men who serve, 
opened its doors on Friday, February 21st. The Committee 
responsible for the arrangements in connection with the 
National Defenders' Club has tried in every way to make 
its operation in the Auditorium infringe as little as possible 
on the privileges and comforts of members and their guests. 
In order that the enlisted men may feel that the No. 449 en- 
trance officially belongs to the National Defenders' Club, the 
Committee asks the cooperation of the members in using the 
Main entrance (West) of the Clubhouse at No. 465. 

^ DR. GETTELL: 'We all need first-hand informa- 
tion on the trend of world events and that is the infor- 
mation which Dr. Gettell imparts. The third lecture in Cur- 
rent Economic Events will be held on Wednesday, March 5. 
Tell your friends and bring your friends. With the Audi- 
torium used as a center for men in the Service, these lectures 
will be held on the fourth floor of the Clubhouse. Members, 
55c; Non-Members, 66c. Course tickets still available. 

^ NEW CULBERTSON CONTRACT BRIDGE 
SYSTEM FOR 1941: Brush up on your bridge by 
learning the changes in bidding and responses under the 
direction of Mrs. Henry E. Annis. The groups meet Tues- 
day afternoons and evenings at two o'clock and seven o'clock 
in Room 208 on the second floor, and the fee is twenty-five 
cents a corner — cards and score pads are provided. 

^ RED CROSS — Although many are busy in the 
National Defenders' Club, many must also be busy in 
Red Cross Detachment on the Second Floor. We realize that 
there are demands on all sides for help in varying capacities, 
nevertheless, members are reminded that Red Cross work is 
one of vital importance. We cannot urge too strongly that 
every member who possibly can join our National League 
Unit. 



^ SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP INITIATION FEE — 
To enable many women in the community to join with 
us in the Program which the National League for Woman's 
Service of Cahfornia is now planning, the Board of Direc- 
tors passed a ruling at its last meeting that for the period 
February 17, 1941 to February 28, 1942, the initiation fee 
shall be $5.00. The national emergency which now faces us 
has for the first time in the history of the National League 
brought a change in the initiation fee. Members are asked 
to urge their friends to join now so that they may be trained 
in service ready to take their places in the ranks with those 
who respond to the immediate needs and perhaps even 
greater future ones. New members have the advantage at 
this time of a full fiscal year, 

^ ELECTION OF OFFICERS : At its meeting held on 

Monday, February 17th, the Board of Directors of the 

National League for Woman's Service elected the following 

officers to serve for the fiscal year 1941-1942: 

Miss Katharine Donohoe President 

Mrs. Marcus S. Koshland First Vice-President 

Mrs. Stanley Powell Second 'Vice-President 

Mrs. Macondray Lundborg Third Vice-President 

Mrs. Leo V. Korbel Treasurer 

Mrs. Hazel Pedlar Faulkner. Corresponding Secretary 
Miss Bertha L. Dale Recording Secretary 

^ DUES — ■ Members are urged to mail their checks for 
dues before the 15th of March, thereby sparing their 
Club the expense of sending second notices and per- 
haps a later telephone call as well. We are sure that in the 
light of present developments every member will be anxious 
to hold her membership intact. 

^ ANNUAL MEETING: Will be held this year at 

the dinner hour in the Cafeteria; the date, March 

13th. Cafeteria will be available for service from 5:30 to 

6:30 o'clock. Reports will be read promptly at 7 o'clock. 

MARCH. 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



H PLAY READING! EVENT EXTRAORDINARY! 

On Friday, March 28th, Mrs. Hugh Brown will read 
"My Sister Eileen," the gay little comedy that two smart 
writers for the stage have made from Ruth McKenney's 
humorous sketches we all enjoyed a while back in The 
T^ew Tor\er. We all remember the charm of the original 
— the absurd situations the author and her sister turned 
into such plaintive comedy, but added to this is the match- 
less skill of Broadway's "number one boy" of the theater, 
George Kaufman, who has added his inimitable and in- 
exhaustible talent for farce, to this already sparkling cre- 
ation. 

Don't miss the date! Last Friday in March. Bring your 
Red Cross work and enjoy the priceless relaxation of a 
g\xxl laugh! 

H THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMS ~ Mrs. A. 
P. Black, Chairman, has planned the following pro- 
grams this month: On March 6, The Katherine Kanter 
Khoristers in an "Evening of Song," to be presented by the 
California Federation of Music Clubs. March 13, a lecture 
by Dr. Edgar L. Gilcreest, on "The Story of Dr. Hugh 
Hubert Toland, Great Adventurer, Pioneer and Physician 
of San Francisco." March 20, a lecture entitled — "Vaga- 
bonding in the Caribbean Sea," illustrated by colored mo- 
tion pictures, by Mr. Frank H. Beckmann. This program 
will be at 8:20 p.m. March 27, "Some Interesting Stories 
of Old San Francisco," by Mr. Fred S. Lewis, of the De 
Young Memorial Museum, Golden Gate Park. The intro- 
ductory program for April will be two colored motion pic- 
tures — "Great Cargoes" and "Incredible Rio," by Mr. 
Roy A. Murray, lecturer and traveler. 

^ LANGUAGE CLASSES: Now being formed are 
classes in French and Spanish. Fee, twelve lessons, 
$6.00 members: and $7.50 non-members. Mile. Marie Le- 
maire and Mme. Rose Olivier, French instructors: Senorita 
Angela Montiel and Senorita Marie del Pino, Spanish in- 
structors. Hours may be arranged to suit convenience of 
pupils. Make arrangements through Executive Office for 
lessons. 

^ LANGUAGE ROUND TABLES: French Round 
Tables: Mile. Marie Lemaire, director, ever>' Thursday 
at the noon hour. French Round Tables: Mile. Le Brun de 
Surville, director, ever>' Thursday at the dinner hour. Span- 
ish Round Tables: Senorita Angela Montiel, every second 
and fourth Wednesday at the n(»n hour. Spanish Round 
Tables: Senorita Marie del Pino, director, every first and 
third Friday at the noon hour. Members are cordially in- 
vited to join these goups. 

H GLOVE-MAKING CLASSES: These continue on 
each Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon and 
evening. Fee, $2 for instructions — • material extra. Mrs. 
Earl Tanbara, instructor. 



^ BOOK REVIEW DINNER: In his magnificent 
novel, "To Sing With the Angels," Maurice Hindus 
tells the brave, tragic stor>'ofC2echo- Slovakia, the brightest 
star of democratic Europe. And what a stor>' it is — a land 
of cheer and bright deeds and still brighter promise; a land 
of libraries, universities, hospitals, public parks, fine citi- 
zens, prosperous, contented and happy: a tiny world of 
individuals, proud of being individuals; honest, hard-work- 
ing, attractive men and women, with friendliness and co- 
operation their life's rule, caught in the maelstrom of Nazi 
madness! Here is a novel that holds you breathless with its 
sheer power, with its beauty and truth expressed simply 
and clearly. Like the other famous book by Maurice Hin- 
dus, this novel also is a "must" book. Mrs. Thomas A. 
Stoddard will review "To Sing With the Angels" on the 
second Wednesday evening, March 12, at the Book Re- 
view Dinner, 6:00 o'clock in the National Defenders' 
Room. 

^ SWIMMING POOL: Stormy weather is swimming 
weather! Wet, cold days are not good days for follow- 
ing tree-lined bridal paths on a prancing charger. But . . . 
they are good days for riding restive sea horses in the warm 
emerald water of your swimming pool. Sodden, puddle cov- 
ered tennis courts prevent that active game your muscles 
demand. However, storm as it may, a fifty-yard sprint, a few 
minutes' work-out on the diving board, a game of water 
basketball \\ill give you equally satisfying results. There is 
always a guard and instructor on duty. Let the children get 
their feet wet with perfect safety. Swim when it rains! 
Swim when it doesn't rain! 

^ BEAUTY SALON — Beautiful permanents are the 
result of years of experience. It is gratifying to have 
confidence in the operator and feel that one's hair will be a 
"pleasure to behold" when finished. The club's operators 
are thoroughly efficient and eager to make every head the 
highest type in grooming and perfection. The face, too, 
must conform to the hairdress, so why not tr>' one of 
our rest or clean-up facials first, and then follow with a 
hairdress and manicure. Presto! The change is so marvelous 
you will never neglect yourself again. Call GArfield 8400 
and make an appointment in our Beauty Salon. 

ffi NEW IN THE LEAGUE SHOP — Glass tile vases 
and trays in various sizes, to be used as containers for 
spring blossoms. For flower arrangements — a large selec- 
tion of pottery and hand-carved figures of wood; also, mar- 
bles in crystal and in colors, and many types of flower 
frogs. 

H NEEDLEWORK GUILD: The National League 
Branch of the Needlework Guild meets on the first, 
third, and fifth Thursday of each month in Room 214 from 
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Members who sew and members 
who by contribution wish to help to buy the materials are 
cordially invited to join this group. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — MARCH, 1941 




A Gdrdeii 171 the Heart o/ a City 



Our Own Patio 



IN BLOSSOM TIME 



It's O my heart, my heart, 

To be out in the sun and sing — 
To sing and shout in the fields about, 

In the balm and blossoming! 

Sing loud, O bird in the tree; 

bird, sing loud in the sky. 

And honeybees, blacken the clover beds — 
There is none of you glad as I. 

The leaves laugh low in the wind. 
Laugh low, with the wind at play; 

And the odorous call of the flowers all 
Entices my soul away! 

For O but the world is fair, is fair — 

And O but the world is sweet! 
I will out in the gold of the blossoming mold, 

And sit at the Master's feet. 

And the love my heart would speak, 

1 will fold in the lily's rim. 

That the Hps of the blossom, more pure and meek. 
May offer it up to Him. 

Then sing in the hedgerow green, O thrush, 

O skylark, sing in the blue: 
Sing loud, sing clear, that the King may hear, 

And my soul shall sing with you ! 

— Ina Coolbrith. 




ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 



NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR WOMAN'S SERVICE 

OF CALIFORNIA 

WILL BE HELD AT 465 POST STREET 

THURSDAY. MARCH 13 
DINNER — CAFETERIA. 5:30 TO 6:30 O'CLOCK 

REPORTS PROMPTLY 7:00 O'CLOCK 

• 

MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND 



EDITORIAL 




^ The return to leadership of Miss Katharine Donohoe 
spells sacrifice by one busy in her own right. We are 
grateful to her and understanding of her generosity to us 
and of her devotion to a cause which in this forthcoming 
year will bring heavy burdens upon her as President of 
an organization dedicated to service. In return we pledge 
her our support and our consideration. To our outgoing 
President our thanks for the time given to us from her 
busy professional life and our grateful remembrance of 
her service to us as head of our Board of Directors, who 
year after year guide our destiny in policies of volunteer 
service. 

1^ The official opening of the National Defenders' Club 
on February 22nd was made possible by gifts from 
those who had read in the February Magazine that such 
a clubroom was soon to spring into being. A list of these 
gifts will appear in the next issue of the Magazine. They 
include things in kind and also cash donations, the latter 
amounting to more than nine hundred dollars. The imme- 
diate response, even before it was asked, to this idea that 
such a branch of volunteer service was again to be initiated 
by the League came naturally from those who envisioned 
it because they had actual knowledge of National De- 
fenders' Clubs twenty years ago. In the fortnight that the 
present club has been open, many members have asked 
what was still needed. Here is the answer. A grandfather's 
clock, one square rug at least 20' by 20', couches, man's- 
sized overstuffed chairs, two large walnut or mahogany 
tables, floor lamps, pillows, musical instruments, phono- 
graph and records, sheet music, a pool table, games such 
as chess, jig-saw puzzles, books, including those on San 
Francisco and California, and magazines, current maga- 
zine subscriptions, garden flowers and greens delivered at 
the Club, and of course further cash donations to improve 
the clubr(X)ms from time to time will always be welcome. 

^ An extra()rdinar>' year, 1941, in every way. A sf)rry 
world needing understanding and faith. A year de- 
manding service in ever-increasing circles as fellow-men 



take on the yoke of self-sacrifice and deprivation. America 
cannot escape the consequences of war abroad, and the 
National Defense will more and more envelop the com- 
munities adjacent to camps and harbors and to industrial 
plants which the program of defense includes. To meet its 
obligations in time of emergency — the very purpose for 
which it was founded — the National League for Woman's 
Service makes possible the enrollment of women who wish 
to offer their services to the community through its chan- 
nels. 

The five-dollar initiation fee is unique in its history. 
Never before has the initiation fee ever been reduced. 
Annual dues remain at $9.00. The Board of Directors voted 
this special 1941 fee because they believed the year to be 
one demanding unusual terms. Let each member spread the 
news to those who will add their support to the program 
of volunteer service so continuously maintained at such 
constant high stature these twenty (xid years. No one can 
spend fourteen dollars to better advantage. 

^ March, and the beginning of a new fiscal year, and 
with it the initiation of an expanded program for 
volunteer service occasioned by the need for recreation for 
men called to training in National Defense. Because of 
its experience over twenty years ago the National League 
for Woman's Service now finds itself in the position of 
■"knowing how." The operation of a chain of National 
Defenders' Clubs in California was thoroughly successful 
in 1917-1919. The training of volunteers was then per- 
fected, and today the League in little over a fortnight 
mobilizes for immediate action and brings into being Na- 
tional Defenders' Club Number 1 at 449 Post Street. The 
furnishings, as we go to print, of the new clubrooms are 
not complete, but friends eager to help have made prom- 
ises which foreshadow a club of charm and '"hominess,'" 
and given time this new recreational center promises to 
be fully equipped with comfortable chairs and couches. The 
new volunteers already "signed up" for service prove that 
the National League for Woman's Service can add another 
major activity to its volunteer program without disturbing 
any other. The contribution which the League is making 
to the general recreational program for men in the service 
is the hospitality which the building of its clubhouse has. 
made possible. Every member of the League can feel justi- 
fiable pride in her part in this picture. 

^ Another Annual Meeting, another recording of re- 
ports. We have quoted before in these columns the 
words of one of our members who said, "I always go to 
the Annual Meeting of every organization to which I be- 
long. I feel that is the least I can do in support of those 
who lead." The Annual Meeting of the National League 
for Woman's Service of California is announced for the 
evening of March Hth. Let us follow the fine example of 
the member we quote. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — MARCH, 1941 



BELLS 
OF THE 
FUTURE 

by Dare Stark McMullin 



^ Sometime this spring, a wide voiceless valley just south 
of your city of San Francisco is to be gifted again with 
the tongues of bells. That is as it should be. California was 
born to the sound of bells. Once there was no presidio or 
pueblo — hardly a rancho even — beyond the sound of the 
slow deep bells of the Missions. Today there is still no spot 
in all California where a man may not lift his eyes and be- 
hold the hills, and it is right that there should be bells to bid 
hmi do so. For bells, of all the things that men make of 
bronze, carry down the ages and across the miles what men 
should remember and tell other men of history and of 
humanity. And of aspiration. 

These bells have a rather beautiful history of their own. 
They are the new Belgian bells hung in the new Hoover 
Library of War, Revolution and Peace, at the still quite new 
University of Stanford. They are not old bells themselves, 
though they were made at Tournai in Belgium by Marcel 
Michels, Jr., a bellmaker of world repute, and a follower of 
one of the oldest metal-making professions in the world. 
They were cast to be ambassadors of goodwill in 1939, when 
their illstarred native country, whose only crime is geog- 
raphy, had leisure to think of such things as goodwill be- 
tween nations. They were sent to hang in the Belgian pavil- 
ion at the World's Fair in New York, and there they rang 
their tunes through all the bitter months of Belgium's second 
betrayal. But why they came three thousand miles further 
to hang forever in a strange valley is a moving story that 
goes back a long way. 



It began, actually, with a telephone call in London, in 
August of 1914, from a distracted American consul to a 
young Stanford engineer that he knew. That consul wanted 
help in dealing with a sudden flood of moneyless American 
refugees from a Europe that had burst into the flames of 
war. It is odd to think of American refugees. But there they 
were. And there they had to be sorted out and lodged and 
fed and ticketed and sent home, when boats could be 
found to send them home. Which that young engineer, 
Herbert Hoover, rallying his friends, drawing on Heaven 
knows what credit, impressing any intelligent bystander 
into volunteer service, listening, deciding, meeting trains, 
dealing finally with Ministers Plenipotentiary and the ma- 
jesty of the Treasury of the United States, proceeded to do. 
The young engineer did not know it then, but the refugee- 
business, once taken to heart, moves down on a man's life 
like an avalanche. At least it does when that heart is 
Quaker-bred, and the head above it is American-trained to 
service. For "Feed my sheep" are the last human words of 
Christ on this earth. And it seems that anyone who hears 
that command never forgets it, though thrones and powers 
and principalities and the rulers of darkness in this world 
stand in his way, and he who would obey it must often fight 
them all. 

Anyway, the next flood of refugees on that city of Lon- 
don were Belgians, just as distracted, just as hungry, but 
with no homes to be sent back to. What more natural than 
to appeal to the man who had just successfully relieved his 
own compatriots, and to his energetic committee, who, hav- 
ing hardly slept for weeks, were just in the mood to start 
sorting out more lives, on money just one day's jump ahead 
of bankruptcy? That started it. In a few weeks the overrun 
nation of Belgium was being fed three times a day, its chil- 
dren sometimes oftener. It was done for more than three 
years, and done in the face of war, of disappearing ships, of 
constant struggle with kind hearts and governments for 
funds, of disappointing crops and markets half a globe 
away, of interlacing military regulations of three nations, 
of bureaucrats in between, of diplomatic crossplays of 
Machiavellian benovelence, of hours on hours on midnight 
hours of crises — all to keep the three meals a day coming to 
the innocent victims of a modern war. In a year or so it was 
also the victims in overrun Northern France. In a year or 
so more, it was all these victims, and the food of all the 
Allies, and soon the food of all the United States to be urged 
on and parceled out, that the armies and the civilians both 
should be fed. And after the war sank into exhausted armis- 



MARCH, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



tice, It was the people of Finland, and the people of Serbia 
and Yug(islavia, and the people of Poland, and the people 
of Russia, starving into Bolshevism, who must be fed, all by 
the essential activity of that same engineer, himself just pass- 
ing out of the draft age. And then it was the people of the 
Central Empires who must be fed, because they too were 
stirving, and they too were people, and "famine is the 
mother of anarchy." What a battle that was, before the flow 
of f(KKi was allowed to go into those countries! But the 
fighter by then had a great and good President behind him, 
with all the weight of the United States behind him, who 
had something of the Lincoln spirit of charity for all in his 
makeup. So the two of them comforted the world into some 
semblance of health with daily bread. 

That is overshort a way to tell that story. It has been 
written in volumes, which do not contain it all. It is not a 
story Americans can afford to forget, eventually, since it was 
done in their name and by them, though today it is lost 
again in dust and smoke and agony. Much of it has been 
forgotten by the people who lived through it, even by the 
people who live because of it. But the Belgian bells will not 
forget — it is the sort of story bells remember and tell again 
to men. 

There is another story behind the bells — the story of the 
great stone tower they hang in. That story started, of all 
places, in a little cabin on a Dutch ship, crossing the English 
Channel to Holland. Someone had given Herbert Hoover 
a book to read, because while he didn't dwell much on the 
mines and bombs of that frequent junket between enemy 
countries, he did like to take his mind off the channel waves. 
The book was Andrew White's autobiography, and it men- 
tioned wistfully the fact that much of the ephemera of re- 
search — the papers, the diaries, the memoranda, the placards 
that give scholarship its contemporary color and accurate 
life — had been lost to historians in the French Revolution. 
So the head of the CRB, having ever the intellectual col- 
lecting instinct, directed his aides, between supplying soup- 
kitchens and wrangling canal-boats away from the military', 
to collect what they could of such stuff. They did. He men- 
tioned it himself at dinner-tables, and had a truck at the 
back door of offices ne.xt morning for anything promised. 
When he had time he imported a Stanford professor, trained 
in such matters, to trace down and collect significant data. 
He spotted young historians among his own men and in the 
United States army and infected them with collectors' zeal. 
He turned gratitude of relieved university professors and 
their governments into the practical channels of handing 
over propaganda and dtKumcnts. When his men came "out" 



for a breathing spell, he set them to writing memoirs them- 
selves. As the scope of relief widened, the collection widened 
too. It spread to Russia, and as a result the Hoover Library 
has undoubtedly the most extensive data on the Russian 
Revolution and all its permutations in the world, of which 
many books have already been born. He sent another Stan- 
ford professor in for that — in his spare time, since his job 
was to feed Russians. And because the collection had a deep 
central purpose, it is not haphazard or purely archivarian. 
That central purpose was to collect all the data by which 
men may study war, why and how it comes, how it breiiks 
into famine and revolution and misery and social disorders, 
and by which men, intellectual as doctors, can cure these 
horrors into peace. 

The whole relief work of 1914-1920 had a hundred side 
benefits beyond the saving of life, but the Library collecting, 
the gayest of them all, may well be the most permanently 
fruitful of all that extraordinary adventure. 

The story of the Hoover Library — its financing, its 
growth, its results in attracting and supplying scholars — has 
not yet been fully written. But of course the Library staff 
and the university people can give all the scholar's gossip to 
visitors — how high the tower is, what funds and friends 
paid for it, how many foreign papers it carries, what its 
unique material is, what is hidden in the vault till the classic 
forty years have passed. They will tell you how wide a scope 
the collection takes, beyond war into all sorts of social move 
ments that curse or bless our civilization: and they will show 
you exhibits of war posters and maps and photographs or 
anything else your taste may run to. It is a dynamic or- 
ganization, not to be pinned down on paper. The next fifty 
years of Stanford will undoubtedly see the Library grow to 
be one of the sights of San Francisco, not to be missed on the 
day saved to run down the Peninsula and show the visitor 
how we live on this blessed Coast. 

The great bells will, God willing, ring for many more 
than fifty years. There are thirty-five of them in the carillon,, 
which will ring out in their own dedication next June, when: 
the H(»ver Library itself will be dedicated. Played by a ca- 
rilloneur or electrically, they will soon be sounding over the 
valley in all the music that bells can play. But Bourdon, the 
greatest bell of them all, is inscribed in Latin, "Quia nominor 
Leopoldus Regius una pro pace sono super fluctus Atlantis." 
And his promise is "pro pace sono" — "I ring for peace." 
That sounds as it should over Stanford, whose motto is "Let 
the winds ot freedom blow." And th.it crowns ver>- rightly 
the tower of Herbert H(x)ver, who knows th.it only where 
there is peace may men be free. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — MARCH. 1941 



GOOD 
NEIGHBORS 
IN BOLIVIA 

Excerpts from 
Letters of Enid Cunningham Van Lau^ 



^ "Dear Enid, little sister of years gone by, how could we 
dream, when you married your distinguished engineer, 
that your new life would take you so far away? You mini' 
mise that distance with travel by plane and letters by air 
mail, but your time with us is so short when you are here, 
and there are so many of your good friends who can have 
no idea of this new life of yours, because of its very de- 
manding possession of your very existence, that it may be 
they will care to read some of the things you have written 
to us about Bolivia and to share with me the thought that 
Carlos Van Law and you are playing a very important part 
as good neighbors in South America. Your sister, Madge." 

For two years Enid Cunningham Van Law has been 
living in Corocoro, Bolivia, where Carlos W. Van Law is 
in charge of the American Smelting ii Refining Company's 
copper operations. 

This, from her letter on starting: — 

"What with typhoid shots and smallpox vaccinations and 
winding up affairs there isn't much left of us. I sail on the 
Santa Lucia from New York on the 17th; taking two weeks 
to get to Arica, where Carlos will meet me and take three 
days to climb to our 13,000 feet elevation, a lovely trip 
through the Andes and across Lake Titicaca." 

"The last two days have been very exciting, for the last 
thing on Carlos' plan for enlargement and perfection of the 
whole plant has been put into effect, the change over to 
the new tram line. The actual hooking up of the new cables 
took just two days, which was a perfectly amazing accom- 
plishment. There were about a hundred men working on it 
and everyone as interested as could possibly be asked for. I 
never saw a hundred men look so many. They were simply 
swarming up our gulch and over the hills and up the towers. 
Not one of them would stop even when a thunder storm 
came up. The bet was to get it done before the mill had put 
through the thousand tons of ore it had on hand, and when 
it was completed yesterday and the first buckets started it 
was a thrill for everyone. Not a single accident of the least 



kind. Carlos had beer sent up for everyone, and, as they 
did when the new flotation plant was completed, they first 
threw some of their beer on the machinery before they took 
a sip themselves, with their hats off to insure good luck." 

"Carnival lasts one week, pre Lenten, as in all Latin 
American countries. Dancing is practically continuous all 
through the day and well into the night through the streets, 
which are cobbled. There are five mines in Corocoro, all 
joined now, and each of the mines hire their own banda 
(hand) . Each group goes from one mine to the other, danc- 
ing to their band all the way. These bands consist of a drum, 
crude wooden flutes, and, if they are prosperous, trombones. 
Once a day they come to dance for the manager and of 
course have to be given a little refreshment. They enjoy 
dancing on the paved tennis court as a relief from the cob- 
hies. They dance up the hill leading a bull to sacrifice him to 
the Spirit of the Mine. One bull has to be provided by the 
Company for every hundred men, and after his blood has 
been poured down the shaft of the mine the meat is cut up 
and distributed. Every part of the mine buildings is dec- 
orated with colored paper cut in designs and made into 
garlands. Even the tram buckets are decorated and the 
miners themselves do this and pay for it. If they are not 
allowed to do things in their own way any accident that may 
happen through the year is blamed on the Company. 

"There are several groups of little white houses that have 
been built in the past year for the miners. They are very 
proud of them and an award is given each month to the 
families that keep theirs in good condition." 

"Every year one of the Fiestas, of which there are almost 
more than one can count, is the Alicetas or Fair of Heart's 
Desire. This lasts for three days and all through the year the 
natives make every conceivable thing in miniature for their 
little booths. Years ago, and still in some of the remote vil- 
lages, no money was exchanged hut little yellow beans were 
used to buy things. Everyone buys, in miniature, what he 
most longs for, a house, a cow, a horse, a llama, a pig, a baby, 
a husband, a wife etc. Then he feels certain he will have it 
and it doesn't much matter when." 

"Sunday is market day everywhere. The main street is 
lined with venders, their wares spread out on a cloth in front 
of them. The vegetable market is all under one roof with 
innumerable booths, the owner sitting up among her fruits 
and vegetables. The flower market is the same, and in spite 
of La Paz being over 12,000 feet elevation, there are beau- 
tiful flowers grown in the gardens. You can buy an armful 
for fifty cents, which would be about 1^0 Bolivianos." 

"On the alto piano, the Andean plateau, there are always 
herds of llamas or sheep and a few cows or oxen which are 
used to till the fields. The shepherds, who, more often than 
not, are little children, spin their yarn as they go. They have 
a large wad of wool on their left wrist and from this they 
pull a little piece and attach it to a spindle to which they give 
a quick twist and let it drop, thus twisting the wool into 
yarn. One little girl was so pleased to have her picture taken 
that she dressed up by changing her little ragged shawl, or 



MARCH, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



manta, which was really equally ragged, as far as I could 
see. She had a pet baby llama, almost the cunningest I ever 
saw. At fiesta times they tie a bit of colored wool in the tips 
of the ears of their favorite burros or llamas. 

"The 6th of August, 1939, was the 1 14th anniversary of 
the foundation of the Republic of Bolivia, and they always 
take three days to celebrate. More costumes! This time Inca 
warriors who danced all day and night too — very solemnly. 
All had masks with a red cross on one cheek to show they 
had been wounded. Then the ones from the Yungas were 
another set of clowns with black masks, gay clothes and 
straw hats of every imaginable shape and size, trimmed with 
plumes and ribbons. These were all men, though some were 
dressed as women, and one like a chola with a doll on his 
back for a baby. They all had drums, long and narrow 
through. Some had tiny ones as a joke. These were going all 
day and most of the night. 

"The Tennis Club gave a dance in the new Rancho Na- 
tional (foreign staff house) which was very gay. The 
Bolivian never lacks color. The parties are always gayly 
festooned with colored tissue paper designs and they gen- 
erally have paper caps, too. How these boys can dance! The 
workmen and their wives decorated the tramway buckets 
and had the lines decorated, too. They even made two very 
good aeroplanes. 

"There Vi'ere bull fights, too, only not bloody, for they 
only had a very impressive dummy waving a red flag in the 
breeze, for a torrero. The bulls all came dashing in, but one 
at a time, each wdth a gay blanket covered with trophies 
for everyone to take who wanted to get that near to him." 

In l^ovember, 1940, she wrote: 

"Yesterday and the day before were once more fiesta 
days, only these were the first quiet ones. Plenty of color 
as everyone turned out in their best to visit the graves of 
their ancestors. The crowd divided in little groups with hot 
things to sell each other, and cakes and flowers, outside the 
walls. 

"In the markets the vendors are all women. They love to 
be bullied a little and bargained with. Sometimes you tell 
them their things are 'muy fresca' and get further, and 
sometimes you say their neighbor's are much better. As a 
rule your servants do the marketing, but sometimes I take 
Felipa for fun, and Mariano always comes in too to see I 
am properly taken care of. Felipa is very appetizing in her 
fresh gingham mother-hubbards (short, of course, with an 
eight-inch ruffle around the bottom) and a very full white 
apron with a small bib. Pastor, the moso, in order to be as 
impressive as possible, always has a large clean dish tovi.^el 
thrown over his shoulder when he waits on us. 

"It is a most glorious morning (December 4th) and I am 
sitting in the sunshine watching three small children play- 
ing with their scooters on our tennis court. Their voices are 
so cunning and of course they are chattering away in Span- 
ish. It is an amazing thing that in the whole year we have 
been here I have never heard wrangling among the six or 
seven children that play in the compound and never heard 
one cry if they fell down. 




Some of the "Gu~-d 7\[eighboi 



"A woman with the juevos (eggs) for the cosina (kitchen) 
has just come in. She has on the most glorious violet outside 
skirt and underneath, as she walks with the funny little 
swing they all have, she has a rose-colored one and a canary- 
yellow one. Her rebosa (shawl) is a beautiful soft tangerine. 
Her small daughter, about five or six, has a bright scarlet 
skirt and a natural vicunia (tan) rebosa, swinging along 
with an exact imitation of her mother. They also call the 
smaller square of many colored stripes, which they fold up 
anything they carry in diagonally and tie across their shoul- 
ders, a rebosa. The class above the ordinary Indios are 
called cholas and they wear the manta, which is fringed." 

"February 6th: The rainy season is at last letting up with 
a final flourish of terrific thunder storms that reverberate 
back and forth across the canon. This morning the sun and 
blue sky could not be beaten anywhere and I am out on the 
sun porch trying to finish some letters. One learns to be 
patient in this country. It takes just a month for ordinary 
mail to get here from New York. 

"Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It is 
filled with little islands, among which is the Island of the 
Sun, where the original Inca was supposed to have appeared 
from nowhere. There is the Island of the Moon, too. Quaqui 
is the port where you leave Bolivia on the Lake. At Mollendo 
there is a bathing pavilion on the ocean and from the 'Santa 
Barbara' I took a picture of the famous 'Moro' at Arica, 
where, rather than be captured, a general rode his horse 
over the Moro cliff into the ocean, when Arica was taken 
from Peru by Chile. 

"Bt)livian railroads are slow and uncomfortable and have 
infrequent schedules, so when it is possible one orders an 
auto-carril. They are large, comfortable automobiles with 
railroad locomotive wheels and fit the tracks. In less than 
five hours we dropped from Corocoro's 13,700 feet to sea 
level at Arica. It is quite safe, unless a wandering llama, 
burro or pig decides it wants to cross the track in front of 
you. The llama is always a haughty (Continued on page 28 



CLUB MAGAZINE — MARCH, 1941 



WHY 

GARDEN 
CLUBS 

by Jean MacGregor Boyd 




^ As the American scene changes it is fascinating to 
watch the parts that make it work fall into place. We, 
as a people, seem to love to organize, to form into groups 
of one sort or another, although, in a sense, we cling to our 
individualism as instinctively as did the Pilgrims and the 
Pioneers. 

In the realm of organized groups in America, nothing is 
more amazing than the growth of the garden club movement 
which, mostly within the last two decades, has swept the 
country. I have been asked to write an article about the San 
Francisco Garden Club, but prefer to attempt to analyze 
my personal e.xperiences with this one group, individualistic 
in a sense but representative of all, to penetrate into the 
realities of a movement which is universal, and which, God 
grant, may prove one of the few constructive motivating 
forces in our jumbled world of today. "Flowers are the 
common meeting ground of all nations and all peoples" 
and "He who has a garden has a future." 

Just what does a garden club contribute to its community 
and what does it contribute to its own members? The ans- 
wer could be made with the single word "Beauty." For one 
could hardly join a garden club without admitting to an 
interest in flowers and an awareness of their loveliness and 
from this awareness there follows the desire to beautify 
one's own home and the neighborhood in which one lives. 
Flowers are such friendly things, they almost seem to de- 
mand to be shared. It would be interesting to know, if one 
ever could, how many friendships the common geranium 
has cemented by its obliging willingness to "slip." 



However to answer the query of "Why Garden Clubs?", 
the analysis must be more carefully studied. Back in the 
late spring of 1926, a group of distinguished visitors were 
about to leave San Francisco without seeing Golden Gate 
Park, where the rhododendrons were in the full glory of 
their bloom. Correcting this omission gave rise to the thought 
that San Francisco should have a garden club and a small 
group of men and women, under the leadership of the late 
Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor decided "That they were 
desirous of forming a garden club which would have for its 
object the gathering together of all those interested in the 
cultivation of flowers and plants and in the beautifying of 
the city of San Francisco" (quoted from original minutes) . 
From this small nucleus has grown the organization known 
as the San Francisco Garden Club, six hundred strong, prob- 
ably the largest single group of its kind in the world, al- 
though the City Garden Club of New York is about the 
same and our own California Horticultural Society with 
headquarters in San Francisco is even larger. These member- 
ship figures merely serve to prove the universality of interest 
in gardening. 

It is important to evaluate what garden clubs give their 
members, for from the sum total of that comes the effective- 
ness of the organization as a whole to the community. To 
maintain the interest of its members a garden club must 
present monthly programs which of necessity must be widely 
diversified to please varied tastes and interests. They must 
offer courses in all the allied interests such as practical 
gardening, garden design, botany, and, that most popular 
of all subjects, flower arrangement. Because membership 
dues provide the operating revenue and because members 
must have value received, the communal interests must be 
financed out of the residue, sometimes remarkably low, a 
problem common to all garden clubs. There are innumerable 
demands for public service in any community, large or 
small, and the civic responsibility of garden clubs is a most 
important factor in America today. Consider that there are 
over one hundred and sixty member clubs in California 
Garden Clubs, Inc. (the state federation of garden clubs) 
and that practically every state in the Union has a similar 
organization, not to mention the numerous garden sections 
of women's clubs and the Businessmen's garden clubs which 
are growing in number and effectiveness, besides the many 
member clubs of the Garden Club of America of which there 
are three in the Bay Region, as well as the specialized groups 
such as American Fuchsia Society, the Rose Societies, etc., 
and one can begin to visualize the potential as well as the 
present force of the garden club movement in the American 
scene. 

The crusade against billboards, conservation of our flora 
and forests, the support of our city, county and state plan- 
ning commissions, all these and many others look to the 
garden clubs for sympathy and support, financial as well as 
moral. Looking back over the years, it is interesting to note 
the directional part that the San Francisco Garden Club has 
played in our city. Years ago we (Continued on page 31 



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HONORARY CHAIRMEN 




Eyre, Mrs. Perry Marks, Mrs. S. M. 
Hamilton, Mrs. W. B. Potter, Mrs. Thomas M. 
HoBART, Mrs. Lewis P. Sharp, Mrs. James G. 
KosHLAND, Mrs. Marcus S. Sloss, Mrs. M. C. 
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Leale, Miss Marion W. Hale, Mrs. Prentis Cobb 

Chairman Hall, Miss Frances M. 
Bradley. Mrs. F. W. Harris, Mrs. L. W. 
Brownell, Mrs. E. E. Heller, Mrs. E. S. 
Carl, Mrs. Louis J. Hewitt, Mrs. Anderson F. 
Chamberlain, Mrs. Selah Hutchinson, Miss Emocene 
Davidson, Mrs. Marie Hicks Korbel, Mjss Mary 
Donohoe, Miss Katharine Leale, Miss Edith 
Eyre, Miss Mary MacGavin, Mrs. Drummond 
Faulkner, Mrs. Hazel Pedlar Noonan, Miss Emma 
Flood, Mrs. Slack, Miss Edith 
Graupner, Mrs. A. E. Sloss, Mrs. Louis 


MARCH 1941 \dI.UME 1 NUMBER 1 


Gray, Mrs. Horace Torney, Mrs. Edward J. 

7*VP Mtss >u(»un»l.»-r 



WELCOME 
NATIONAL 
DEFENDERS 



The "Women's City Club Magazine introduces Volume 1 Jsjuni- 
her I of the T^ational Defenders' Club Kiews. It is our thought 
that "the boys" may enjoy this section and may perltaps wish 
to share with those left behind at home the neuis of the Club 
which is their very own. It is our aim to bring each month 
stories which will interest these readers and at the same time to 
\eep the members of the T^ational League for Woman's Service 
informed of this latest branch of service extended in their name. 

Date — February 21, 1941. 

Time — One forty-five in the afternoon. 

Place — Auditorium of the Women's City Club, San Fran- 
cisco. 

Scene — Extreme activity of vacuum cleaners, fioor brushes, 
placing of furniture and decorations of foliage and 
fioivers. 

^ National League for Woman's Service members who 
looked in on their Auditorium on Friday, the 21st, 
would have seen just such activity and just such tasks 
being performed by the house staff with the aid of devoted 
members of the organization who were hastening last- 
minute preparations to make ready for a 2:00 o'clock 
opening of the National Defenders' Club, which that day 
came into being. 

At 2:00 o'clock, with the arrival of the first General 
(and there were two who "inspected" the new club on 
invitation of the committee which had been getting it 
ready) , everything was in shipshape — furniture was in 
place, books were shelved properly, the cigar and cigarette 
counter was glistening and ready for business and the game 
tables and writing desks were all set for use by he-men in 
uniform, for whom the club had been opened. 

Army and Navy oiEcers, with some from the Marines 
and the flying branches of the service, were the first visitors 
to the new National Defenders' Club, but the largest single 
unit of visitors for the opening was a group of thirty or 
so top sergeants from the Presidio, Fort Scott, and else- 



where, who came to see what was what, on invitation of 
their Colonels, so that they would be able to tell the men 
under them what is a National Defenders' Club. 

Miss Marion Leale, chairman of the Defense Program 
of the National League, under which the Defenders' Clubs 
will function; Miss Katharine Donohoe, President of the 
National League; members of the honorary committee 
which comprised women who had served valiantly in the 
Defenders' Clubs of 1918-1919, with a new committee to 
help, were on hand to welcome the service officers who 
were guests for the afternoon — the only time, by the way, 
for which they are invited. For the National Defenders' 
Clubs which the National League will establish — and of 
which this one at 449 Post Street is the first — are for the 
enlisted men in uniform. This and all other Defenders' 
Clubs are for them — to use and to frequent as they please. 
There are no dues and no financial obligations on the part 
of the men. The club is theirs to enjoy, without money 
and without price, unless they have to have smokes or a 
bar of candy — or unless the fragrance of good hot coff^ee 
and the "call" of irresistible chocolate cake in the canteen 
prove too much for them. 

With a mind to the possibility that some day — in the 
face of some major catastrophe — their building might be 
needed for a mobilization center, the women who built 
the Women's City Club adopted plans for quick trans- 
formations if necessary. They kept intact through a score 
of years a volunteer service organization, geared to the 
needs of a peace time but always ready for duty if and 
when the call came. 

With the adoption of the selective service law and the 
increasing induction of men into the military forces of 
the United States, the Chief of Staff of the United States 
Army and the heads of the other branches of armed service 
have called for community assistance in providing safe and 
decent recreation for the men in their care. 

With a vivid memory of two years of eminently dis- 
tinguished service in such work, performed during 1918 
and 1919 for enlisted men, the National League for 
Woman's Service of California recognized its responsibility 
and its opportunity to transfer into this renewed channel 
of its activity service which could be helpful in the pro- 
gram of national defense. That, in brief, is the explanation 
of the quick change which was approved by its Board of 
Directors and carried out by its Defense Program in the 
establishment of this newest Defenders' Club. 

The Auditorium, recently renovated and remodeled for 
sound, freshly painted and lighted, was voted for the use 
of the Defense Committee for the Defenders' Club. The 
east entrance into the Women's City Club Building has 
been designated the Defenders' Club entrance, with a num- 
ber of its own — 449 Post Street, and a pubHc telephone, 
check room and information desk set up expressly for the 
men in uniform. The dressing rooms at the stage entrance 
to the Auditorium — also freshly painted and furnished — 
and the kitchenette across the corridor from the stage en- 



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A Page of History— 1918- 



-l^ational Defenders' Club J^umh 
Mrs. 'William B. Ham 



trance now transformed into a modern canteen, are ready 
for use. In the canteen may be purchased sandwiches, pies, 
cakes, tea, coffee or milk — all the finest quahty at minimum 
prices, and in the Main Lounge a soft-drink stand is an 
added feature. 

Capable of seating four hundred persons in normal 
times, the Auditorium has two centers of interest as far 
as furniture grouping is concerned — one in the center, 
another farther along the main floor. There huge daven- 
ports attractively upholstered for masculine enjoyment — 
deep armchairs, massive mahogany tables invite to comfort 
and rela.xation. Ping pong, jig-saw puzzles, card games, 
Chinese checkers, mah Jong, are all to be enjoyed for the 
asking. In the balcony writing desks have been placed in 
the niches — book shelves with new and classic fiaion — 
magazines, and some technical books will he enjoyed. Half 
a dozen comfortable and easily movable rattan chairs are 
there — with adequate reading lights and plenty of ash trays 
handy. 

From the experience of ten successfully operated clubs 
during the last war, the women who are making this 1941 
club have brought into it everything that makes for com- 
fort and enjoyment and that promises the long line of 
Uncle Sam's men complete opportunity t<j make their 
leisure time in town as important and beneficial time of 
their military service as is their time spent in professional 
pursuits. 



er i in the 'Monadnoc\ Building — Mrs. George B. Sperry and 
ikon among the "boys." 

"i hree shifts of volunteers, all members of the National 
League for Woman's Service, will staff the club. There 
will be the same efficient organization of volunteers for this 
work as marked the efforts of a score of years ago and 
as has characterized the two decades of the histor>' of the 
Women's City Club, which is the material home of the 
National League. Men making use of the club will not be 
overwhelmed by an inrush of ladies — they will find rather 
that only such numbers as are necessarj' for the smooth 
running of various phases of the club will be there, always 
in uniform of the National League and always in the back- 
ground except when called for. 

Plans provide for weekly entertainments of an hour or 
so on Saturday nights, these programs to be of an informal 
nature. The gift of a beautiful old mahogany square piano 
— ideal for gathering around for group singing — with gifts 
also of musical instruments of one kind or another, will 
insure music in the club and the enjoyment which good 
music always affords. 

For God — For Country — For Home. That is the motto 
of the organization which in 1917 had more than 300,000 
women throughout the United States — an organization 
started in New York as the National League for Woman's 
Service and claiming its major branch in San Francisco — 
clear across the continent, where several thousand women 
rallied under its banner. 

Today, twenty-four years after its first venture into 



CLUB MAGAZINE — MARCH, 1941 



community service, the National League in California is 
still active, organized and prepared to serve again as 
needed. It has maintained its organization and perpetu- 
ated its volunteer service, both within and outside its Club 
home, the Women's City Club. It has maintained its vari- 
ous units for assistance in all legitimate calls for commu- 
nity service during these years — it is contributing now the 
work of hundreds of its members through war relief and 
Red Cross detachments. 

Now in 1941 new units will carry on the work of the 
National Defenders' Clubs, which like their parent Na- 
tional League, are service organizations — aimed to meet 
the needs of young men who have suddenly been trans- 
ferred from civil life to military service. The National 
League has realized, in advance of the general public, 
perhaps, what that means in communities unprepared to 
meet that transformation. Each week-end from now on 
for an indefinite period, thousands of young men in uni- 
form will be coming into San Francisco — or stationed here- 
abouts. They are having a two-day leave. They will have 
some money, they have no friends and they are strangers 
in the community. What befalls these young men is the 
responsibility of the community as well as of their com- 
manding officers. It is in recognition of that responsibility 
that the new Defenders Club was opened on schedule — in 
time for the Washington's Birthday holiday leave period, 
with a royal welcome to any and all of the men in the 
mihtary uniforms of the United States who have time on 



their hands and are looking for safe information and rec- 
reation. 

Indicative of the keen interest taken in the National 
Defenders' Club as a unit of the National League for 
Woman's Service is the list of Army, Navy and Marine 
Corps officers who attended the open'n;^ of February 21st. 
In the number were : 

Major General E. D. Peck, Presidio of San Francisco; 
Major B. A. Palmer, Chaplain George J. Morray, Moffett 
Field; Colonel Charles H. Corlett, Major J. W. Middleton, 
Lieutenant H. C. Hartwig, Presidio of San Francisco; Lieu- 
tenant Colonel L. S. Arnold, Fort McDowell; Brigadier 
General Charles F. B. Price, Major J. C. Jackman, Head- 
quarters Dept. Pacific Marine Corps; Lieutenant H. A. 
Dunker, Presidio, San Francisco; Thomas F. Saunders, 
Naval Reserve Training Base, Yerba Buena Island; Colonel 
Edward A. Stockton, Harbor Defenses, San Francisco; 
Lieutenant Hilliard B. Holbrook, U. S. N. Net Depot, Tibu- 
ron; Lieutenant Colonel Mahlon E. Scott, Presidio, San 
Francisco; Lieutenant Commander R. L. Johnson, Com- 
manding Officer, Naval Reserve Aviation Base, Oakland; 
Lieutenant Commander E. B. von Adelung, Naval Reserve 
Aviation Base, Oakland; Commander S. S. Reynolds, U. S. 
Navy Recruiting Station, San Francisco; Captain Leland 
R. Rousell, Fort Winfield Scott; Captain Edward F. 
Penaat, Fort Mason, California; Commander Charles A. 
Goebel, U. S. N.; Lieutenant Riwley, U. S. M. C, Mare 
Island. 




The jirst Chairman of the first T^ational Defenders' Club in 1918, Mrs. George B. Sperry. 

MARCH, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



' ' ' POETRY PAGE - ' - 



Edited by Florence Keene 



For a Young Girl 

If I go a secret way 

With silent lips and guarded eyes. 
Think not that grief has stopped my throat. 

Think not that now no laughter lies 
Beyond my eyelids" heaviness: 

Happiness flowers in this disguise; 
And the four, solemn seasons bring 
Joy too holy for heralding. 

Remember, spring has ever come 

Unseen, unheard, 
And all the ardent roses bloom 

Without a word. 

— Ruth de Menezes. 

Growth 

I twine you, little trellis, close and fond, 

And swing in wistful threads above, beyond, 
For air and space to blossom. Be it so. 

Ah me! I love you, but the plant must grow. 

I quiver with the call of summer heat. 
With all the wild sap stirring at my feet. 
My quiet trellis, impotent to know 

The earth and sun command me : I must grow. 

You cannot share my ardent life apart. 

Nor feel the upward straining of my heart. 
In every vein the urging currents flow 

Leaf after leaf unfolds: the plant must grow. 

— Nora May French. 

Vagabond 

I climb, in thought, like carefree vagabond. 
The rainbow of my dreams to far beyond. 
Past tufts of clouds that dot in still array 
An endless sky where fancy holds full sway; 
Where all the man-made sordid, petty fears 
Do not e.xist; where gladsome hope appears 
To light the way to peace within my soul 
And make the rainbow's end a dreamer's goal. 

— John Michael Desch. 



Weather Signs 

I thought it would rain; now I know it will shine! 
Belinda tripped out — she's a neighbor of mine — 
With a basket of coral and orchid and rose, 

Popped it down on the grass with the grace of a hnnet. 
Then, fists at her waist in a slim little pose. 

Gazed on the clouds for a wink of a minute. 
A moment portentous; all solemn and wise 
She poised like a flower and pondered the skies. 
Then pricked into verve by a sudden suspicion — 

(O, a raindrop wovXA fall from sheer rapture, I vow!) 
She flicked up her palm with a gesture Egyptian 

And conjured the heavens; all's serene now! 

'Twas set for a drip — now I know it will shine. 
For a rainbow is looped on Belinda's clotheshne. 

— Bertha DaVall Ross. 



Poppies in the Wheat 

Along Ancona's hills the shimmering heat, 
A tropic tide of air with ebb and flow 
Bathes all the fields of wheat until they glow 
Like flashing seas of green, which toss and beat 
Around the vines. The poppies lithe and fleet 
Seem running, fiery torchmen, to and fro 
To mark the shore. 

The farmer does not know 
That they are there. He walks with heavy feet. 
Counting the bread and wine by autumn's gain. 
But I — I smile to think that days remain 
Perhaps to me in which, though bread be sweet 
No more, and red wine warm my blood in vain, 
I shall be glad remembering how the fleet. 
Lithe poppies ran like torchmen with the wheat. 

— Helen Hint J.\ckson. 



Poppies 

Spring came and wounded the mountain . . . 
See how the red drips . . . staining its side. 

— Alice Hall Simpson. 



Ruth df. Menezes \\ves in the East Via.-^ and. is the author 0/ a hoo\ of poems, frubUshed in !93J. 

Nora May French came to San Francisco from Los Angeles in 1906, and ended her life in Carmel in 1907. at the age of 26. 
After her death George Sterling and Harry Lafier compiled a collection of her poems, which was reprinted by the Boo\ Club of 

California a few years ago. 

John Michael Df.sch, a San Francisco business man, author of "Midnight Revels," a fantasy in verse, whose verse and prose 
have appeared in vanous magazines; a veteran Scouter who has u-ritten many rituals, investiture ceremonies and plays for Boy 
Scout Councils and Troops. 

Bertha DaVall Ross is an Oakland poet. 

Helen (Fiske) Hlnt Jackson was born in Amherst, Mass.. in I83I. and died in San Francisco in 1885. It was not until the 
death of her first husband. Capt. Edward Hunt, U.S. Army, in 1863 that she began to write. In 187? she married William S. 
jac\son. a banker of Colorado Springs. In 1883 she was appointed speciol examiner into the condition of Mi.s.sion Indians in Cali- 
fornia. Her hook. "A Centurv of DUhonor." m behalf of the Indians, had appeared in 1881. and her novel, "Ramona," followed 
m 1884. Tu'o other novels had been published in the "'Ho Hame" series: "Verses by H. H.," m 1870, "Sonnets and Lyrics." m 
1876. She is thought to have written some if not most of the "Saxe Holm Stories," pubhshed in Scribncr's Monthly, and after- 
wards in two volumes. 

Alice Hall Simpson resides in Fresno. 



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I HAVE BEEN READING 



Into China; by Eileen BigUnd. Macmillan 
Co. $3.00. Reviewed by Phileta Fitz- 
gerald. 

Cousin Honore; by Storm Jameson. The 
Macmillan Company. Reviewed by 
Mrs. E. J. Turkington. 

My Name Is Million; Macmillan Co., 
New York. $2.50. Reviewed by Phileta 
Fitzgerald. 

A "Into China"; by Eileen Bigland. . . . 
Eileen Bigland went into China over 
the Burma Road along its entire route from 
Lashio to Kunming in a bus which was part 
of a convoy carrying guns and ammuni- 
tion into China. She traveled "hard," ac- 
companied only by Chinese and living dur- 
ing the three weeks" trip under conditions 
that Chinese would encounter. She slept 
and ate in Chinese rest-houses — when there 
were any to be found. When there were 
none she and her Chinese companions slept 
in the bus and ate what they could find 
to eat. She spent some time in Kunming 
and Chungking, China's wartime capital. 

From her experiences she has given us 
"Into China," in which she gives probably 
the most graphic account yet published of 
transport conditions on the Burma Road. 
But she has given us much more than that. 
Mrs. Bigland's intense interest is in people 
and through her association with her travel- 
ing companions and the Chinese she met 
during her journey, she reaches toward an 
understanding of the soul of China which 
gives her book its importance. Written 
though it is about wartime China, Mrs. 
Bigland wisely keeps to what she has seen 
and experienced. The war enters only 
when it forces itself upon her conscious- 
ness. This it does frequently and horribly 
but it is never the dominant theme. Mrs. 
Bigland has an understanding heart. She 
knows that the day-to-day incidents, the 
disasters, the disappointments, the tri- 
umphs, the little personal incidents and 
above all the cheerfulness in the face of 
unspeakable happenings, give us more of 
the real essence of China than any number 
of weighty tomes. 

Who can fail to have a greater un- 
derstanding of China after seeing Ching 
through Mrs. Bigland's eyes? Ching was 
the driver of the bus, a northerner, a sur- 
vivor of Nanking. He was "resting" from 
that horror by driving a truck over the 
Burma Road, probably the least restful oc- 
cupation in the world. He could always 
laugh merrily. Between him and Mrs. Big- 




land there developed a perfect understand- 
ing and friendship despite the fact that 
they had no language in common. Beside 
him in his bus Ching carried a chipped 
Sang de Boeuf vase which he filled each 
morning with water, no matter how scarce 
it was, and then kept the convoy waiting 
while he searched for a fresh and perfect 
flower to put into it. "The other forty-odd 
drivers do the same, and throughout night- 
mare days of wrestling in the mud with 
refractory engines you will see them turn 
occasionally to their beloved ceramic vase 
or pot and stroke the petals of the flower 
within it." 



^ "Cousin Honore"; by Storm Jameson. 
This latest novel by Storm Jameson, 
impressive writer of "Europe to Let" and 
"Here Comes a Candle," was begun last 
winter, just before the capitulation of 
France. In substance "Cousin Honore" is 
a work of symbolism, but in effect the novel 
at heart is the mystery of Europe. The 
theme of the book is the affairs of an Al- 
satian family who own an iron works and 
are involved in the economics of France 
and Germany during the last war. The ac- 
tion of the story is set in the little village 
of Burckheim, a short distance from Stras- 
burg. The estate and the iron works had 
belonged to the Burckheims for six cen- 
turies. The central character is Honore 
Burckheim, with his love of his vines, his 
wine, and his indifference to what is taking 
place beyond his personal surroundings. It 
is a story of treachery and intrigue, and 
the action is, first of all. a struggle for the 
control of Burckheim. Of this beautiful 
estate, over which Honore is lord and mas- 
ter. Miss Jameson gives the reader a telling 
description, in the opening chapter of the 
book, and w-e learn that Honore is a man 
noble and egotistic but at the same time one 



MARCH, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



that stubbornly resents change, representing, 
in fact, the symbolism of the strength and 
weakness of France. In the book, Miss 
Jameson gives us other strong characters 
that carry the reader along through in- 
triguing events: Honore's cousin Berthelin, 
who manages the foundry, Siguenan, who 
manages the estate and acts as baihff, both 
of whom expect to be named heirs of 
Honore; and Dietrich, the only tenant 
farmer, who also has a loyal attachment for 
the soil of Burckheim. The short descrip 
tions, the passages of dialogue and the per 
sonalities pass like a thread throughout th 
story and make the novel well worth read 
ing. Miss Jameson says, "What I was try 
ing to do was first and foremost to see in 
action a group of people typical of the 
time." In "Cousin Honore" she has done 
this through her fine prose and keen origi- 
nal writing. 

^fe "My Name Is Million" portrays tragic 
experiences of great interest. Avoid it 
if you lack the courage to look upon hor- 
ror: read it if you desire to know the reali- 
ties of Hitlers blitzkrieg. 

The author is anonymous by necessity, 
for her husband is in a German concentra- 
tion camp. All we know of her is that she 
is an English woman, an experienced writer 
married to a Polish professional man, and 
that she has lived in Poland long enough 
to feel herself one of the Poles. Her style 
is bold, direct narrative, with brief inter- 
ludes of charming descriptive matter pic- 
turing Poland and its people. Th-;ir suffer- 
ing is reflected in her own odyssey. The 
story rings of truth. 

The scene opens in Warsaw, September. 
1939. Brief view of charming, peaceful but 
anxious city. Then, in breath-taking se- 
quence come: the frantic mobilization, the 
first bombers, awful suspense pending Eng- 
land's declaration, escape from the city, 
temporary refuge, roads choked with refu- 
gees, the hellish bombing of defenseless 
Chelm, Wilno before and after the occu- 
pation, running the border blockade, and 
finally escape through Finland to Sweden 
and then England. 

Beyond the vivid picture of war and 
adventure, striking sidelights are thrown 
on people and regimes. One glimpses the 
fierce though impotent patriotism of the 
Poles. Polish country life, and, later, after 
the occupation by the Russians, the child- 
like efforts of the peasants to become soviet- 
ized. Then come the traditional espionage, 
betrayals, arrests, and shootings. The late 
citizens of respectability and education are 
deported. Every day trainloads of them, 
"numberless hundreds of thousands." arc 
jiacked into uncovered freight cars. And 
these cargoes often are frozen to the walls 

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Kiev, stevedores, with the aid of picks, un- 
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Of special interest is the reaction of the 
Russian soldiers to their first glimpse out- 
side Russia. Although, by European stand- 
ards the Polish peasant was poor, his warm 
garm.^nts, leather shoes, and his meager 
domestic comforts amazed the Russians, 
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we will be shot, or it will be Siberia in 
chains. They will not dare to let us tell 
what we have seen." 



New Books in the 
Club Library 

FICTION 

Lottie's Valentine: Katherine Wigmore 
Eyre. 

Not for the Meek; Elizabeth D. Kaup. 

Random Harvest; James Hilton. 

Quick Service; P. G. Wodehouse. 

The Earth Is the Lord's; Taylor Cald- 
well. 

My Name Is Aram; William Saroyan. 

Embezzled Heaven; Franz Werfel. 

The Giant Joshua; Maurine Whipple. 

He Looked for a City; A. S. M. Hutch- 
inson. 

China Trader; Cornelia Spencer. 

Remember Today; Elswyth Thane. 

Claudia and David; Rose Franken. 

Once There Was a Village; Katherine 
Dunlap. 

The Million; Robert Hichens. 

Last Act in Bermuda; David Burnham. 

The Odor of Violets; Baynard Kendnck. 

NON-FICTION 

Cable Car Days in San Francisco; Ed- 
gar M. Kahn. 

A Scotch Paisano: Susanna Bryant Da- 
kin. 

There Go the Ships; Captain Rudolph 
Smale. 

The San Francisco Skyline; Elizabeth 
Gray Potter. 

The Donkey Inside; Ludwig Bemelmans. 

Britain Speaks; J. B. Priestley. 

What's Past Is Prologue; Mary Barnett 
G Ison. 

From Many Lands; Louis Adamic. 



Land of the Eye; Hassoldt Davis. 
Report on England; Ralph IngersoU. 
My Name Is Million; Anon. 
The Wounded Don't Cry; Quinten 

Reynolds. 
The Face Is Familiar; Ogden Nash. 



"Calling All Readers!" 
Books Missing From Shelves 

^ Several very important books have 
been missing from the Library shelves 
during the past weeks. We give a list of 
the titles below and earnestly ask and would 
greatly appreciate the return of any of 
them. Should you happen upon them, will 
you please leave them in the Package 
Room, carefully labeled "For the AWA 
Library"? 

"Scenes for Student Actors," 2 volumes, 
by Cosgrove. (A great loss to drama and 
radio students.) "McTeague," "The Oc- 
topus" and "The Pit," all by Norris. 
(Throe famous books and our only copies.) 
"Murder in a Nunnery" by Shepard, from 
the Pay Collection. And "Authors Today 
and Yesterday."" (This is possibly the most 
serious "absentee" of all, as it belongs on 
the reference shelves, whose books are not 
for circulation but are to be read in the 
Library.) 

Won"t you please bear these books in 
mind and assist us in restoring them to the 
Library immediately? It is our aim to serve 
as many members and residents as possible 
to do so, we also need the cooperation of 
everyone in returning promptly all books 
regularly borrowed. 

Isabella M. Cooper, 
Chairman, Library Committee. 

The above notice from the AWA Bul- 
letin of New York caused the Library Com- 
mittee of the Women"s City Club of San 
Francisco to wonder whether it might ap- 
ply to any of our Club members. Have 
you our copy of "The World Was My 
Garden" by Fairchild? Or "The Arts" by 
Van Loon? Or "Buck in the Snow" or 
"Fatal Interview" or "Renascence and 
Other Poems," all by Edna St. Vincent 
Millay? 

Won't you please look over your book- 
shelves to see whether you have our copies 
of the books mentioned above or any 
hooks which belong to the Club Library? 
If you have, will you be good enough to 
leave them at the hotel desk in the Lobby 
carefully labeled "For the Library Commit- 
tee""? Please do not return books which 
you have borrowed on your library card 
to the hotel desk except when the Library 
desk is closed. Return to the hotel desk 
only books which have been borrowed "in- 
formally."" 



MARCH, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



Arms and the Man 

Of interest to many readers will be the 
announcement that the Associated Students 
of Mills College will present George Ber- 
nard Shaw's "Arms and the Man" at the 
Tivoli Theater, Saturday evening. March 
1 5th. A comedy in three acts, it is one of 
Shaw"s earliest and best-known plays. Mrs. 
Marian Long Stebbins, Professor of Speech 
and Drama at Mills, will direct the pro- 
duction in wh-ch the actresses will be stu- 
dents at Mills, and the actors will come 
from the University of Cahfornia Little 
Theater. Proceeds from the play will go 
to the Student Loan Fund at the College. 

Shaw's witty satire, that takes its title 
from the first line of Dryden's translation 
of the Aeneid, may be said to hold at least 
as much for 1941 as for 1894 when it was 
first produced in April at the Avenue Thea- 
ter by Miss Florence Farr, who was ex- 
perimenting on the lines of the Indepen- 
dent Theater. The following September it 
ran at the Herald Square Theater in New 
York with Richard Mansfield as Bluntschli. 
and since then has been revived about every 
five years. Its comic opera version. "The 
Chocolat-; Soldier." was first presented in 
Berlin (of all places) in 1909: and in 
London in 1910. 

In commenting on the play last year 
when it was produced by the students at 
the University of Kentucky. John L. Cutler 
noted that more than a generation ago 
Shaw was contradicting the General Gocr- 
ings of the day with the dictum "chocolate 
creams instead of cartridges," and added : 
"Unfortunately, he probably won't get any- 
thing like an appreciative hearing on a 
general scale until 1945 or 1950. Though 
intended as preventive medicine, dramas 
like this usually have a vogue only as bed- 
side books after the raging fever has 
passed." 

Shaw's career as a dramatist is largely 
the record of his attempts to "strip away 
the veil of romantic idealism." To him "the 
tragedy and comedy of life lie in the con- 
sequences, sometimes terrible, sometimes 
ludicrous, of our persistent attempts to 
found our institutions on the ideals sug- 
gested to our imaginations by our half- 
^.itisfied passions, instead of on a genuinely 
scientific natural history." This is an am- 
bitious play for Mills students to present, 
but they did not disappoint their audience 
two years ago when they played "Girls in 
Uniform" at the Geary Theater. 



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SUB-DEBS AND DEBS 
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DIRK VAN ERP and GREENWALD'S 

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Present an exhibition of 

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Red Cross Responsibility in 
Connection With National 
Defense 

^ The Charter of the American Red 
Cross defines as its first two substan- 
tive responsibilities the obligation "to fur- 
nish volunteer aid to the sick and wounded 
of armies in time of war, in accordance 
with the spirit and conditions of the . . . 
Treaty of Geneva of 1864" and "to act 
in matters of voluntary relief and in ac- 
cord with the military and naval authori- 
ties as a medium of communication between 
the people of the United States of America 
and their Army and Navy." . . . 

Since 1864 the immediate care of the 
wounded and sick of armies on the field 
has become more and more the responsi- 
bility of the regular medical services of the 
Army and Navy. As a result, the activities 
of the Red Cross now embrace those sup- 
plementary and welfare services to the con- 
\alescents and to their families which are 
necessary to round out the medical care. 
As a medium of communication and volun- 
tary relief on behalf of the American peo- 
ple with respect to their armed forces, the 
,'\merican Red Cross is expected to render, 
in connection with the present expansion 
of the Army and Navy in the national 
defense program, the same definite and es- 
sential services which it has been rendering 
for many years on a lesser scale. 

We all recall in a general way, I am 
sure, the vast and helpful services ren- 
dered by the Red Cross to our Army and 
Navy at the time of the World War, and 
we feel confident that the American people 
will support the Red Cross in rendering 
the appropriate similar services in connec- 
tion with the present national defense pro- 
gram and in any eventuality which may 
develop. 

We must recognise, however, that there 
have been many changes in the plans and 
measures taken by the Army and Navy 
since 1917 so that certain things which 
were done by the Red Cross at the time 
of the World War do not now devolve 
upon us. Just by way of illustration, I might 
recall that in 1916 and 1917 the Red Cross 
enrolled, mobilized, and equipped base hos- 
pital units which were taken over by the 
Army, while under present plans the Army 
is itself enrolling and preparing such units. 

You will be gratified to know that the 
Red Cross for some years has been working 
in the closest cooperation with the Army 
and Navy Departments, and that quite 
definite and satisfactory arrangements have 
been developed as to the activities and serv- 
ices to be rendered by the American Red 
Cross, and the facilities to be accorded it 
so that it may properly perform these tasks. 

Time will not permit me to describe in 




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Spring fashions arc smart and flattering. 
The print dresses, redingotes and coats 
now on display at the Rose O'Brien Dress 
Shop have real beauty of material and 
design . . . And what is more, youthful 
h.ilf-sizes are perfectly attuned to the new 
spring styles. 

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any detail all of the special services and 
activities which will be involved in con- 
nection with the national defense work, 
but I might indicate the general fields of 
work in which the government is expecting 
the Red Cross to act. 

The Red Cross will continue to enroll 
and maintain the nursing reserve for the 
Army and Navy from which nurses will be 
drawn for active duty as needed. Certain 
.special studies and surveys are required to 
make this service more effective and prac- 
tical. 

Supplementary care of the wounded and 
sick will include the continuation and ex- 
pansion of the services whch the Red 
Cross has been rendering at Army and 
Navy hospitals through the Gray Ladies 
and the work of its Field Directors, both 
to the patients themselves and in connec- 
tion with their family problems. This work 
involves the coordination and utilization of 
all recreation and welfare facilities which 



may be made available for the benefit of 
the patients. 

Certain special projects have been under- 
taken such as the enrollment of medical 
technologists for the Army, the experi- 
m-jntal furnishing of blood plasma from 
voluntary donors for use at Army and 
Navy hospitals and many other new and 
interesting activities. 

Since the World War the Red Cross has 
continued an active service for the men in 
the regular Army and Navy which we des- 
ignate as Military and Naval Welf.-sr^ 
Service. This service is being greatly ex- 
panded so that we may render the same 
sort of assistance to the much greater 
number of men who are now going into 
training. In essence this service involves 
the coordination of the efforts of the mili- 
tary and naval authorities with the Na- 
tional Organization of the Red Cross and 
with the Chapters, acting in the home com- 
munities, to aid in the solution of those 
family and social problems which inevi- 
tably arise when men are taken from their 
normal pursuits and assembled in camps 
for a period of military training. A spe- 
cial statement, as long as this report, would 
be required to give any adequate idea of 
the organization and activities which will 
be required properly to discharge these 
essential responsibilities in the field of 
morale. 

In this work, as in foreign relief, thou- 
sands of women are volunteering their 
services to produce large supplies of sur- 
gical dressings and comfort articles which 
will be needed in connection with the na- 
tional defense effort. 

In the plans which have thus been de- 
veloped, the Army and Navy have recog- 
nized the need for these essential Red 
Cross services. We are being accorded ap- 
propriate official recognition in the dis- 
charge of these obligations, and will have 
buildings or other suitable space available 
at every Army and Naval Hospital, and 
on every Army and Naval Post as head- 
quarters for our workers in carrying for- 
ward this work. 

We must likewise, in the light of mod- 
ern developments in warfare, give thought 
to the best possible preparedness measures 
so that we may be ready to be of the ut- 
most assistance should great emergencies 
confront our civilian population. For many 
years we have been stressing the importance 
of having our Chapters prepared to act 
promptly and effectively should disaster 
strike their own or nearby communities. 
We feel that the expansion and strengthen- 
ing of these disaster relief plans offers the 
most effective and practical means of pre- 
paredness for any civilian eventuality which 
may occur. 




The time Is fast approaching when 
every wonnan wi'l want fo introduce a 
"Spring touch" to her wardrobe, via 
a new hat or two. The types this 
season are what smart women will 
soon be wearing. Hats for suits, 
dresses, prints, tailored wear, gay oc- 
casions, etc. Too because these hats 
have the (rare) triple virtue of being 
wearable, flattering and chic. 

Your last season's hats also skilfully 
remodeled. 

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featuring 

The Doll Festival On 
March 3 

Dolls exquisitely dressed in 
their ceremonial costumes 
will be featured in Madame 
Butterfly's Doll Festival. 
From youth to old age, all 
georgeously dressed in au- 
thentic attire, even to the 
minute details of head-dress, 
combs, slippers and jew- 
elry. Plan to see this un- 
usual display in the window 
of the Madame Butterfly 
Shop. 

Smart women demand smart 
things. The kimonos, pa- 
jamas, house gowns, slips, 
nightgowns and bed jackets 
at the shop of Madame But- 
terfly are styled to please 
the most fastidious women. 
. . . Too, interesting gifts for 
men include pajamas, bath 
robes, smoking jackets 
shorts and fine handker- 
chiefs. 



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An Islander Went Back 

— Bv A M.\N OF Alderney 

Aldemey is one o/ the Channel Islands 
o^ the northwest coast of France. It is third 
in size in the group and is part of the 
Guernsey bailiiiic^. Occupied by the Ger- 
mans after demobilization, these Channel 
Islands are nouj completely cut of from the 
"Mother Country." (Ed. Note.) 

^ Two months ago Alderney, northern- 
most of the Channel Islands, was the 
home of some 2500 people. Today it is 
deserted, inhabited only by the cattle and 
dogs that run wild in its streets. I am one 
of the few people who have returned to it 
and seen its present condition. It was a 
strange, uncanny experience, like revisiting 
a lost world. 

This is how it happened. For days before 
the German occupation of the island we 
had heard the roar of guns on the French 
mainland. Then one eventful day we knew 
that the Germans were at Cherbourg. Only 
a few miles separated us from the enemy. In 
the night we could see the glow of the sky 
as Cherbourg burned. 

The evacuation of Alderney immediately 
began. Judge French, the governor of the 
island, could get no help from Guernsey. 
Suddenly we had a stroke of luck — a Trin- 
ity House boat put into Alderney for 
water. The governor used the ship's radio, 
sent a personal appeal to the Admiralty 
and within three hours got a reply. With 
the ships they provided the evacuation of 
the island was accomplished. 

I will never forget the sight of the old 
town crier winding his way through our 
narrow streets, clanging his bell and an- 
nouncing that by order of the judge all 
Alderney men were to leave their homes 
within the next three hours. 

When the evacuation was finished, our 
island was left almost deserted. Nature had 
it for her own. 

After we had landed in England it was 
decided an effort should be made to sal- 
vage Alderney's famous cattle. The salvage 
party was also to bring back stores. Three 
small pleasure boats were put at our dis- 
posal. Judge French called for volunteers. 
Thirty men were chosen. I was one of them. 

For a week the thirty of us, some ambu- 
lance men from Guernsey, and the crews 
of the three ships carried on our work. 

After calling at Guernsey our little fleet 
set out for Alderney. Not knowing whether 
the Germans had already landed there or 
not, we approached gingerly. We met no 
one. Everything was as it had been left — 
Alderney was an island in which life had 
simply come to a sudden stop. 

Commandeering the deserted cars that 
stood about, we rode into the town. Here 



MARCH, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



we received our first shock. A handful of 
people, not more than eight or nine, had 
been left behind in our mass evacuation 
Yet now we could find no trace of them. 
We were at first alarmed. Then slowly first 
one and then another of them came out of 
hiding-places. They confessed that having 
seen our boat in the offing they had thought 
we were Germans and had run away to 
cover. 

In the town some looting had already 
begun. Apparently it had been done by 
odd parties landing from Guernsey or 
France and helping themselves. 

We put a stop to this. No boats but 
our salvage vessels were allowed to berth. 
We began the evacuation of Alderney's 
provisions and cattle. The first day we 
spent in milking the cattle on the ground. 
After that some five hundred head and 
innumerable stores were taken day by day 
to Guernsey. 

With the telegraph wrecked. Alderney 
was complet:ly cut off from the world and 
we kept up a service of communication with 
Guernsey by carrier pigeons. 

Our headquarters were the Grand Hotel 
and to guard against a surprise invasion 
we arranged our trips so that the island 
was never left uninhabited. Three barrels 
were placed on the roof of the hotel in 
such a position that they could be seen 
some way out to sea. If the Germans landed 
it was the job of one of the salvage party 
to roll the barrels away. FaiUng to see 
them, boats returning to the island would 
not put in. 

On Alderney we lived on the fat of the 
land. We had the provisions of the whole 
island to choose from. It was possible to 
walk into an empty shop and help oneself 
to whatever took one's fancy. Every man 
who could drive had a car. He simply 
changed it for another when it ran out of 
petrol. 

One of the strangest of all our adven- 
tures befell the small party which, with a 
treasure chart, went to the church at 2 
o'clock in the morning to recover the silver 
which had been hidden there. Reading the 
chart, they found ventilation grills, which 
when pulled up revealed passages running 
under the church. Groping their way along 
these, they retrieved eight packs of silver. 
Day by day our salvage work went on. 
until one day the crews of two of the 
boats in the harbor saw Nazi bombs splash- 
ing around the third as it made its way 
to the sister island. We knew our time 
was up. 

After dark we slipped into Guernsey. 
St. Peter Port had been bombed. And as 
the Germans occupied Guernsey soon after, 
most of our salvage work had come to 



naught. We had only got the cattle as far 
as Guernsey and could not bring them to 
England. 

Wc did manage to bring off that last 
handful of Alderney men who had hither- 
to refused to leave the farms they had 
tilled for centuries. It included one man 



who two days before had successfully 
fought with four of us in order not to be 
taken off. 

Some day we shall all go back to our 
homes in Alderney. But that experience can 
be no stranger than the one I have already 
had. 



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Good Neighbors in Bolivia 

(Continued from page li) 
looking creature and gazes at you with 
utter disdain invariably. They are used as 
beasts of burden and their only intelligence 
is to know when they are overloaded. One 
pound over their regular amount and they 
lie down and refuse to move until the 
load is changed (seventy-five or a hundred 
pounds, as I remember). 

"The sturdy Httle engine of the train 
reminds one of the gray burros you see 
everywhere. They bring our drinking water 
every day and most often you see them 
with packs of faggots. 

"August 12th: Spring is here at last 
and actually for three days we have had 
no heat on. My sweet peas I planted ten 
days ago in the long window box on the 
dining-room sun porch are up almost an 
inch and the potted plants of cyclamen, 
begonia and primrose are all in bloom, as 
well as my huge hydrangea plant and nevcr- 
to-be-despised geraniums, bless their hearts, 
that will always grow anywhere. Through 
the house are bougainvillea, white lilies, 
copper-colored .sweet peas and yellow frce- 
sias, so fragrant the perfume is everywhere. 

"Each day slips by quite full, for half 
the morning is gone before I get up and 
then I go out to look at my new garden 
and water it if it doesn't look like rain. 
Carlos has had a whole truck load of good 
earth brought in and our good moso has 
dug out three feet of mineralized earth 
and replaced it with the new. Goodness 
only knows whether I'll succeed or not, 
but it's worth a try anyway. I raised some 
pansy, calendula, verbena and larkspur 
seeds on one of the sun porches, and 
though they look a little short of breath, 
as we are, part of the time anyway, I think 
they are a little surprised to find themselves 
out of doors at first, but will make a go 
of it. I have transplanted some of the wild 
flowers to edge the "lawn" by the tennis 
court, but they don't like being moved very 
much. Next year I'll try seeds if I can get 
them when the flowers dry this fall. 

"The front sun porch is really my pride 
and joy and has everything under the sun 
blooming there now, including a lovely 
double fuchsia, lavender daisy, yellow daisy, 
hydrangea begonias and two large lavender 
and purple pelagoniums. I have a window 
box abloom with English daisies, snap- 
dragons, calendula and lobelia, so you see 
I can hardly be said to be starving for 
flowers." 

"Joanna Bates is internationally known as 
the Grandmother of the Andes. Born in 
America of Scotch parentage, she grew up 
in Chile and married John Bates, a mining 
engineer. They went to Corocoro, Bolivia, 
where they lived for many years. Thirty- 
live years ago they were on their way back 



to Chile and stopped at Arequipa in Peru, 
literally an oasis. There Joanna Bates de- 
cided to stay. She became "Tia" Bates to 
all the country-side and all who came to 
stay at her quinta (inn). She had made 
many friends among the mining people of 
the Andes who had no comfortable spot to 
go for vacations to get a respite from the 
very high altitudes, other than places at 
very great distances. She made her quinta 
from a rambling old house that had been 
used as a monastery. For her lovely gardens 
she brought trees and flowers from Europe 
and America, and there she still reigns su- 
preme. Many of the servants are children 
of the servants she originally had in Bo- 
livia and brought with her. The house is 
filled with old Spanish furniture, old paint- 
ings and very old gleaming copper and 
brass. Your breakfast is served on the roof 
garden by your smiling moso at any hour 
you wish. Here is a gorgeous macaw who 
tells you what he thinks of you, as docs 
Tia. You may breakfast in your room if 
you wish, but who would miss the glorious 
mornings looking out over the green fincas 
(finca, a farm, and chacra, a little farm), 
toward glorious Chachani, El Misti and 
Pichupichu, the three highest and almost 
always snow-covered mountains, ten to 
thirteen thousand feet elevation. 

"Both the Christmas Eve eggnog party 
and the Christmas dinner went off happily 
and the house looked Christmassy with 
garlands of eucalyptus, and smelled good, 
even though it couldn't quite come up to 
my beloved pines. The little live tree I had 
last year had grown at least six inches and 
looked very proud of itself, all dressed up. 
The big electric-lighted tree outside gave 
as much pleasure as last year's, and this 
year we distributed two thousand packages 
of cookies and candies on the tennis court 
Christmas morning to the miners" children 
and then to the hospital and jail. The new 
victrola radio Carlos gave me for Christmas 
is a great joy to us both and we fortunately 
both like the same kind of music, good 
symphonies in Corocoro." 

A Rare Exhibit 

^ In prospect for March 10th to 13th, 
with Wednesday evening, March 12th, in- 
eluded, is a unique and rare exhibit an- 
nounced by the Dirk Van Erp studio, 512 
Sutter Street. 

William Van Erp. son of the founder of 
the firm which brought to this country 
some of the finest hand-wrought silver and 
copper, is present owner of the studio 
which enjoys world-wide fame for its artis- 
tic designs and skilled craftsmanship. He 
will be host at the forthcoming exhibit, 
which will lay particular stress on modern 
s'lver service and flatware, all hand wrought. 
With these pieces will be displayed .some 
of the famous Greenwald linens. 



MARCH, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



Coming Events at the 
Legion of Honor 

^ The California Palace of the Legion 
of Honor has announced the following 
program of exhibitions and events for the 
month of March: 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS 

Miniature Rooms by Mrs. James Ward 
Thome. Through March. 

Oils. Watercolors and Piints hy Luigi 
Lucioni. Through March 9. 

The Gordon Blanding Collection. 
Through March. 

PERMANENT EXHIBITION 

The Mildred Anna Williams Collection 
of Paintings, Sculpture, Tapestries and 
Furniture. 

The Collis Potter Huntington Memorial 
Collection of 18th Century French Paint- 
ings, Sculpture. Tapestries. Furniture and 
Porcelain. 

The Alma Spreckels Awl Collection of 
Sculpture and Drawing by Auguste Rodin. 

LITTLE THEATER 

Lectures on the Torne Rooms: 

"Contemporary Creative Impulses in 
Modern Interiors." Illustrated. Helen Van 
Cleave Park. Sunday. March 2nd, at 4:00 
p.m. 

"European Interiors from the Middle 
Ages to the 19th Century." Illustrated. 
Dr. Elisabeth Moses. Sunday. March 9th, 
at 4:00 p.m. 

"Modern Interiors and Oriental Sources 
of Inspiration." Illustrated. Dr. Rudolph 
Schaeffer. Sunday, March 16th, at 4:00 
p.m. 

"Three Hundred Years of American 
Decorative Styles." Illustrated. Etha Wulff. 
Sunday, March 23rd, at 4:00 p.m. 

"Exteriors of Dwellings Represented by 
the Thorne Rooms." Illustrated. Dr. Win- 
field Scott Wellington. Sunday, March 
JOth, at 4:00 p.m. 

For special groups, additional lectures on 
the Thorne Miniature Rooms may be ar- 
ranged by communicating with Mrs. Mar- 
garita Weaver, Telephone SKyline 3124, 
A nominal fee will be charged. 

MASTERWORK OF THE MONTH 

"After the Hunt," Harnett (1848-1892). 
William Michael Harnett was one of the 
most brilliant technicians of the 19th Cen- 
tury American school. Characteristic of his 
astonishingly realistic style, this painting is 
generally regarded as his masterpiece. From 
the Mildred Anna Williams Collection. 

LITTLE THEATER 

Motion pictures. Admission free. 

"The Pawnshop" and "The Floorwalker" 
— Charlie Chaplin at his best in two popu- 



lar silent films. Saturday. March 8th, at 
2:30 p.m. 

"The Doomed Battalion" — a spectacu- 
larly beautiful picture of an unusual phase 
of the first World War. Photographed in 
the Dolomite Alps. Saturday. March 22nd, 
at 2:50 p.m. 

ART STUDY HOUR 

"The Sienese Masters," the first in a 
series on Italian Painting of the Renais- 
sance, will be the subject of this month's 
lectures and discussions. A complete out- 
line may be had on request. Each Wednes- 
day, at 1 1 :00 a.m. 



CHILDREN'S ART HOUR 

Drawing and painting, art talks and 
museum games for children. Each Satur- 
day, at 10:00 a.m. 

ORGAN RECITALS 

Uda Waldrop, organist. Each Saturday 
and Sunday, at 3:00 p.m. 

RADIO PROGRAMS 

Art Review, by Thomas Carr Howe. Jr., 
Station KGO. Thursday, March 13th. at 
1:20 p.m. 

"Art in Modern Living," by Paula De- 
Luca and Dr. Robert Ncuhaus. Station 
KFRC. Each Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. 






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^ Sunday we drove down the El Cam.nu 
Real to the Cypress Lawn Nursery. 
There we drove into a paved court sur- 
rounded by lath houses and greenhouses 
filled with flowering shrubs and plants. 
And the enjoyment of our visit we have 
been asked to share with the readers of 
the Women's City Club Magazine. This 
we shall try to do. 

In the forecourt of the nursery were sev- 
eral beautiful specimens of flowering trees 
in full bloom. The pink cherry, peach and 
apricot trees were accented by the brilliant 
red of -flowering peach and the rosy-purple 
of Magnolia Soulangeana. These Chinese 
Magnolias immediately attracted our atten- 
tion. The flowers, resembling huge tulips, 
appear before the leaves, and vary in color 
from pure white through a soft pink and 
mauve to a deep port wine shade. In front 
of these trees were banked masses of many- 
hued Azaleas — from little ones in 4-inch 
pots to specimen plants in tubs — ^which by 
a most remarkable tenacity had withstood 
the many days of rain and were still quite 
beautiful. Then too we could not resist 
the beauty of the Camellias — especially of 
one called Kumasaka, a large informal type 
of tomato red. 

In two of the greenhouses we found 
over a hundred varieties of Fuchsias — 
Fuchsias ideal for hanging baskets, for win- 
dow boxes, and for planting at the top of 
retaining walls; Fuchsias growing as vines 
and even as trees; and Pygmy Fuchsias. We 
Icarnrd that in San Francisco these plants 
will bloom twelve months of the year. One 
ol the men patiently showed us how to 



propagate and care for these popular 
shrubs. To us perhaps the most interesting 
sight of all was the starting of the Tuber- 
ous Rooted Begonias. One house was filled 
with thousands of these young plants and 
we are looking forward to a visit in May 
or June to see them in full bloom. 

At the nursery too a trial rose garden is 
maintained in which most of the new va- 
rieties of roses are tested in advance of 
their introduction commercially. This gar- 
d-cn is open to the public so that they may 
learn the habits of the many varieties in 
this locality. It also serves as a laboratory. 
for the nurserymen so that they are able to 
give accurate information regarding these 
new varieties. 

In connection with the sales yard, we 
were shown a five-acre growing ground 
where literally thousands of trees and 
shrubs are being grown to perfection. Here 
was a field of Rhododendrons, their waxy 
leaves shining in the sun, in its midst a 
variety, native of Southern CKina and 
Northern India, which has not been re- 
leased as yet. Some of these plants were in 
bloom and showed huge clusters of red- 
rose — we were told that later we could ex- 
pect salmon and orange tones inside of the 
bloom. Knowing the beauty of these flowers 
and how suited the plants are to San Fran- 
cisco climate, we could not help but feel 
that this flower should become the official 
flower of San Francisco. In this ground we 
found also orchids and gardenias in full 
bloom actually growing outside — Chinese 
Empress Trees with clusters of mauve 
flowers resembling little trumpets and with 
the fragrance of fresh violets, two types 
of Daphne that we were assured would 




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bloom in San Francisco, Lemon bushes 
loaded with fruit and the fragrant blooms, 
Boronia Meyastigma, a jewel from Aus- 
tralia with a fragrance more tantalizing 
than any French perfume. 

We were pleased to learn that the nurs- 
ery was in close contact with the Univer- 
sity of California Department of Plant 
Pathology and with the several county and 
state agencies for the control of plant pests 
and diseases and that this nursery is one 
of a very few with a clear record. 

An expansion program is under way 
which we were informed would be com- 
pleted in about thirty days, at which time 
the Cypress Lawn Nursery will be the most 
modern and best equipped of any nursery 
in its vicinity — one able to cater to any 
gardening problem. We hope our descrip- 
tion of our interesting and instructive visit 
will entice others to follow suit. 

Rain 

Dear rain, sweet rain, falling on the hills 

again. 
Through the year the gentle glow 
Of rolling hills unknown to snow 
Fades beneath the western sun 
From green to gold, from gold to dun; 
Now the winter's welcome rain 
Falls upon the hills again. 

Dear rain, soft rain, falling on the trees 

again: 
Falling with the needed store 
Of life for oak and sycamore; 
Bringing jewels to adorn 
The grateful leaves of bush and thorn. 
Dear rain, soft rain, falling on the trees 

again. 

Dear rain, kind rain, ease my heart of its 

deep pain. 
Let thy purifying grace 
Fall upon my upturned face, 
That my soul may once more be 
At one with God and hill and tree. 
Dear rain, pure rain, ckanse my heart of 

its dark stain. 

— M.ARK Daniels. 

Red Cross Knitting 

^ Since July 1, 1940, the Women's City 
Club Red Cross knitters have made 
over 700 garments, mostly sweaters. 

Taking over a dozen sweaters one day 
and saying they were really a nice lot — we 
are very proud of our knitters — we were 
told, "We do not know why you say that; 
all your sweaters are nice!" The persor 
who takes the sweaters over is the only one 
who hears the words of praise, but we do 
want all the members who have worked .so 
faithfully — there are many stitches in a 
sweater or a sock! — to know their work is 
appreciated. 

Wc can always use more knitters! 



Why Garden Clubs? 

f Continued from pJge 1 -i } 

copied from Portland the idea of decorated 
outdoor Christmas trees. Now there is a 
statewide organization that sponsors this. 
Years ago we inaugurated a campaign to 
plant trees on the streets of San Francisco, 
recently taken over by the Junior Chamber 
of Commerce. Window-box campaigns have 
attempted to make our city more beautiful 
and the public has been urged to clean up 
vacant lots. Perhaps the results are not 
startlingly apparent, but this battle must be 
waged unceasingly. 

An important function, particularly for 
a city garden club, is to develop and en- 
courage the interpretation of flower ar- 
rangement as a form of creative art ex- 
pression. City dwellers cannot always have 
gardens but they can always have the 
pleasure of arranging ■flowers and, by an 
informed approach, based on the funda- 
mentals of composition and design, th:ir 
appreciation of all art forms is deepened 
and enriched. 

Junior garden clubs in schools have been 
encouraged, speakers furnished without 
charge and community garden clubs en- 
couraged. Historical data on early gardens 
has been collected and published, an ex- 
cellent library is maintained and much in- 
formation about San Francisco and Cali- 
fornia has been sent to many quarters of 
the globe. 

Last week's correspondence included an- 
swering an inquiry from Minnesota about 
the influence of Oriental gardens on th-c 
gardens of today; the writer naively inti- 
mated that in return she would be glad to 
furnish information about Indians and col- 
ored people. Another request was from the 
government housing project as to how to 
form a garden club, inquiries from all over 
this country and one from Canada for the 
booklet, "Care and Preservation of Cut 
Flowers," from which the profits will be 
given to the American Red Cross, and a 
request for details about Arboretums and 
Botanical Gardens. An earnest man comes 
into the office and asks that we do some- 
thing to see that the palm trees are put 
back in Union Square; an equally earnest 
lady comes in to say how awful it is that 
the city is going to put the palms back. 
The sum total seems to be that San Fran- 
cisco is to have a bomb-proof shelter at 
long last. 

And so it goes. These are a few random 
notes from an executive secretary of a 
garden club, but typical of the part that 
garden clubs play in serving the general 
public as well as their own members. 



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Lighting is styled in the 
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Each room can be distinctive. 
Styled lighting shows the best 
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GARDEN GADGETS 




Flower Pots in different shapes and sizes of decorated Persian glazed 
pottery. 

Wooden Ducks and glazed pottery figures for decorative spots in 
your garden. 

Scissors for cutting flowers in sets of five. 

Copper watering pots for indoor plants and window boxes. 

Flower frogs for your spring decorations — pin point and adjustable 
lead holders. 

Smocks — hand dyed, hand blocked, sun fast and washable, in vari- 
ous styles and colors. 

Flower baskets, garden baskets, lunch baskets, baskets of all kinds, 
some imported, some domestic. Also leaf-gathering baskets with 
wheels and handle. 

Vari-colored cactus-fibre twine for tying flowers. 

Bird feeding stations of metal in Pompeiian finish. 

Bowls — Glass, pottery and metal bowls in distinctively new styles 

and designs. 

See the new and interesting things 
to make gardening a real pleasure. 

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Swimming Pool Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a. m. to 
12:30 p. m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. 

Friday 3 p. m. to 9 p. m. and Saturday 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Men's Guest Night in Swimming Pool — Tuesday from 5:30 to 
6:30 p. m. and Friday from 5:30 to 9 p. m. 

League Bridge — Every Tuesday, Card Room, 2 and 7 p. m. 



'BERKELEY FESTIVAL"— APRIL 17TH 

-By Mrs. Henry E. Anms Room 208 2:00 8C 7:00 p.m. 

...12:00 noon 



APRIL — 1941 TEA HONORING PARTICIPANTS 

1 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play 
(25 cents a corner.) 

2 — Professor Raymond G. Gettell — Current Economic Events American Room 

Last in series of seven lectures. 

3 — Needlework Guild Room 214... 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

"Expression" — Mrs. John Howell Chinese Room 11:00 a.m. 

Single admission: Members 55c, Non-members 66c. 

French Round Table — Mile. Marie Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brim de SuruilJe presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8:00 p.m. 

Colored motion pictures presented by the Canadian Pacific Railway, .with an 
address by Miss Margaret de Gussme, British Columbia Tourist Bureau. 

4 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

7 — Easter Egg Hunt With Luncheon Following Swimming Pool 10:30 a.m. 

Club Round Table Main Dining Rm 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

8 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — By Mrs. Henr\ E. Annis Room 208 2:00 SC 7:00 p.m. 

( 25 cents a corner.) 

9 — Spanish Round Table — Senorita Angela Montiel presiding Mural Room 12:15 p.m. 

Book Review Dinner Nat. Def. Room 6:00 p.m. 

Mrs. T. A. Stoddard will review: "England's Hour" by Vera Brittain. 

10 — "Expression" — Mrs. John Howell Chinese Room 11:00 a.m. 

Single admission: Members 55c. Non-members 66c. 

French Round Table — Mile. Marie Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8:00 p.m. 

An address: "The Composer and His Workshop," by Dr. Wesley La Violette. 
American composer now living in San Francisco. 

11 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m 

13 — Special Easter Sunday Dinner ($1.25 per person) Main Dining Rm. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m 

14 — Dessert Bbidge Party (50 cents per person) American Room 7:30 p.m. 

15 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — By Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2:00 & 7:00 p.m, 

(25 cents a corner.) 

17 — Needlework Guild Room 214.. .10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m 

"Expression" — Mrs. John Howell Chinese Room 11:00 a.m 

Single admission: Members 55c, Non-members 66c. 

French Round Table — Mile. Marie Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Surnilie presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Tea Honoring Three Participants of Berkeley Festival, Celebrating Berkeley's 

75th Birthday: Elena Miramova, Lois Moran, Barbara Horder. Tea 35 cents. Lounge 4:00-6:00 p.m 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8:00 p.m 

Address with Exhibition: "Early American Glass and the Method of Its Manu- 
facture," by Mr. Forrest George of the firm of Jones y George. Interior Deco- 
rators. 

18 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

21 — Club Round Table Main Dining Rm 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

22 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — By Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. 

(25 cents a corner.) 

23 — Spanish Round Table — Senorita Angela Montiel presiding Mural Room 12:15 p.m. 

24 — "Expression" — Mrs. John Howell Chinese Room 11:00 a.m. 

Single admission: Members 55c, Non-members 66c. 

French Round Table — Mile. Marie L,emaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Rolfnd Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8:00 p.m. 

"The Story of Dr. Hugh Hubert Toland. Great Adventurer, Pioneer and Physi- 
cian of San Francisco." by Dr. Edgar L. Gilcreest. 

25 — Drama Reading — Mrs. Hugh Brown American Room 11:00 a.m. 

"Old Acquaintance" by John Van Druten. 

Single admissions: Members 55 cents, non-members 66 cents. 

French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

28 — Club Round Table Main Dining Rm 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

29 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — By Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. 

(25 cents a corner.) 
MAY— 1941 ADVERTISERS' SHOW — MAY 12TH AND 13TH 

1 — "Expression" — Mrs. John Hou'ell Chinese Room 11:00 a.m. 

Single admission: Members 55c. Non-members 66c. 

French Round Table — Mile. Marie Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Surville presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Two colored motion films — "Great Cargoes" and "Incredible Rio," 
by Mr. Roy A, Murray, traveler and lecturer. 

2 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

5 — Club Round Table Main Dining Rm 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

~6 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — By Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2:00 SC 7:00 p.m. 



WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

MAGAZINE 



Published Monthly 
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Telephone 
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Entered as second-class matter April 14, 1928, at the Post Office 
at San Francisco, California, under the act of March 3, 1879. 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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Volume XV 



April, 1941 



Number 3 



CONTENTS 
ARTICLES 

Gentlemen Prefer . . . Light — By Agnes Barrell 10 

Green Filter Time — By Florence Bentley 1 1 

Behind the Scenes in a Natural History 

Museum — By Robert Cunningham Miller 12 

American Red Cross 14 

Theodore Wores, Artist 20 

DEPARTMENTS 

Calendar 2 

Announcements 4-5 

Editorial 9 

National Defenders" Club 15 

Poetry Page 19 



OFFICERS OF THE WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 
OF SAN FRANCISCO 

President MISS KATHARINE DONOHOE 

First Vice-President MRS. MARCUS S. KOSHLAND 

Second Vice-President MRS. STANLEY POWELL 

Third Vice-President MRS. MACONDRAY LUNDBORG 

Treasurer _ MRS. LEO V. KORBEL 

Recording Secretary MISS BERTHA J. DALE 

Corresponding Secretary MRS. HAZEL PEDLAR FAULKNER 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Mrs. Harry B. Allen Mrs. W. B. Hamilton 

Mrs. H. L. Alvcs Mrs. Eugene S. Kilgorc 

Mrs. Harold H. Bjornslrom Mrs. Leo V. Korbel 

Mrs. George Boyd Mrs. M. S. Koshland 

Mrs. William E. Colby Miss Marion W. Lcale 

Miss Lotus Coombs Mrs. Macondray Lundborg 

Miss Bertha L. Dale Mrs. Garfield Mcrncr 

Mrs. Duncan H. Davis Miss Alicia Mosgrove 

Miss Katharine Donohoe Dr. Ethel D. Owen 

Mrs. John O. Dresser Miss Harriet T. Parsons 

Mrs. John M. Eshlcm.in Miss Esther P. Phillips 

Mrs. Perry Eyre Mrs. Eliiabeth Gray Potter 

Mrs. Hazel Pedlar Faulkner Mrs. Stanley Powell 

Mrs. John A. Flick Mrs. J. P. Rettenmayer 

Mrs. C. J. Goodell Mrs. Paul Shoup 
Mrs. C. R. Walter 




The Bnde — one of the m4ny outstanding exhibits of our hst 
Advertisers' Show 

The Seventh 
Advertisers' Show 

MAY 12-13 



FASHION SHOWS . . CONCERTS 
PREVIEWS . . WORKING DISPLAYS 
EXHIBITS OF ALL KINDS 
DINNERS . . TEAS . . DOOR PRIZES 
MORE ELABORATE, MORE BEAU- 
TIFUL THAN EVER BEFORE.- 

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BRING YOUR FRIENDS 



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ANNOUNCEMENTS 




^ EASTER EGG HUNT— Swimming Pool: On Mon- 
day morning, April 7th, there will be an Easter Egg 
Hunt for children over seven years of age in the Swim- 
ming Pool. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. Many novel 
games are being planned by Miss Whelan. There will be 
prizes for the winners and surprises for all. Just imagine — 
Easter eggs right in our own Pool. We can't give too 
many of the secrets away, but we promise more fun and 
excitement than ever before. An informal buifet luncheon 
is to be served near the Pool at 12:30, with favors and 
food that will delight each child. Admission including 
luncheon 75c. Our swimmers are invited to come and 
bring their friends. Grown-ups may use the spectators' 
gallery to watch the fun. 

^ FLOWERS: We shall need flowers, greens, potted 
plants, and blossoms for our Easter decorations. We 
wish to remind those in our membership, both in and out 
of town, who have gardens, to think of their Clubhouse 
at Easter time and either bring or send in as many flowers 
as possible, as we wish to have our decorations outstand- 
ingly lovely this year. 

^ BERKELEY FESTIVAL TEA: A tea will b; given 
on April 17th in the Clubhouse in honor of three of 
the leading ladies of Berkeley Festival programs — Elena 
Miramova, Lois Moran and Barbara Horder. Folders giving 
details of the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary to be held in 
Berkeley from May 4th to June 8th may be obtained at 
the Main Desk. Our three honored guests play impor- 
tant roles in this outstanding celebration and we of San 
Francisco are happy to pay homage to these talented 
women. Tea will be served in the Lounge from 4:00 to 
6:00 o'clock. Tickets 3 5 cents. 



^ DUES: Second notices for dues have already been 
mailed and we urge each member who receives one 
to send in her check immediately. With extensive plans 
developing for Volunteer Services, we are anxious to know 
whom we can depend on, and consequently a delinquent 
date will be set, early in the fiscal year. Please help us 
keep our records clear by mailing checks in immediately. 

^ NEW MEMBERSHIPS: Initiation fee $5.00; dues 
for the year $9.00. We can well report, and with- 
out exaggeration, that new members are literally pouring 
in each day, old members returning, and daughters of both 
old and new members are hurrying to join, all ready and 
anxious to become a part of our service program which 
expands daily as the need grows. Those who wish to wear 
the National League uniform in the future are urged to 
come in to training now so that they may soon fill their 
place in our volunteer service. 

^ EASTER DECORATIONS: Be sure to come in at 
Easter time to see the lovely decorations. Members 
are invited to bring their friends, and are reminded to 
visit both the Third and Fourth floors. 

^ RED CROSS : Courses in Red Cross training. 
Home Hygiene, First Aid, Domestic Science, Life 
Saving, and many other types of services, are to be held 
at the Clubhouse in the very near future, under the super- 
vision of Red Cross instructors. Plans are now being laid 
to house these various groups and membsrs of the National 
League are requested to signify their preference by filling 
in the questionnaire on page 14 of this Magazine. Please 
bring or mail this questionnaire to the Executive Ofiice as 
soon as possible. 



APRIL, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



^ THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMS : Mrs. A. P. 
Black, Chairman, has planned the following schedule 
for this month: April 3, Q)lored motion pictures presented 
by the Canadian Pacific Railway, and an address by Miss 
Margaret de Gussme of the British QMumhia Tourist Bu- 
reau. On Apnl 10, Address — "The G)m poser and His 
Workshop" by Dr. Wesley La Violette, American com- 
poser now living in San Francisco. April 17, Address 
with exhibition — "Early American Glass and the Method 
of Its Manufacture" by Mr. Forrest George of the firm 
of Jones and George, Interior Decorators. April 24, The 
story of Dr. Hugh Hubert Toland, great adventurer, pio- 
neer and physician of San Francisco by Dr. Edgar L. Gil- 
creest. May l,Two colored motion films — "Great Cargoes" 
and "Incredible Rio" by Mr. Roy A. Murray, traveler 
and lecturer. 

^ EXPRESSION — MRS. JOHN HOWELL: These 
cultural classes in training of body-rhythm and voice- 
perfection with fundamental breathing control, are for 
practical use in a person's daily common tasks as well as 
foundation work for professional appearance. 

Mrs. Howell is planning to carry on her work each 
week until the summer vacation period. The group meets 
in the Chinese Room on Thursday mornings at 11 : 00 
o'clock. New students should come at 10:30 for special 
preparatory work. The fee is 55 cents for members of the 
Club, and 66 cents for non-members. A luncheon round 
table is usually held in the Cafeteria, following the lesson, 
where discussion of the work is carried on. 

^ RESTAURANT DEPARTMENT : A special Easter 
Sunday dinner to be served in the Main Dining Room 
from 5:00 to 8:00 o'clock. Private dining rooms may be 
reserved for special parties. Dinner $1.25 a plate. Menu 
appears on page 28 of this Magazine. Please make reser- 
vations in advance. 

H CLASSES IN CONTRACT BRIDGE are progress- 
ing nicely. For the recreation hour in busy lives we 
suggest either the afternoon or evening class. Mrs. Annis, 
instructor, may be found in Room 208 every Tuesday at 
2:00 o'clock and 7:00 o'clock. The fee is 25 cents a corner. 

^ GLOVE-MAKING CLASSES continue on each 
Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon and eve- 
ning. Fee $2.00 for instructions — material extra. Mrs. Earl 
Tanbara, instructor. 

jl DESSERT BRIDGE: Easter Monday evening, April 
14 — to be served in the American Room following 
the dinner hour. Dessert will be served at 7 : 30 o'clock, and 
bridge will start immediately after. Cards and score pads 
will be furnished. Please make reservations in advance at 
the Executive Office, 50 cents per person. 



^, BOOK REVIEW DINNER: We, Americans, re- 
member Vera Brittain's heartbreakingly beautiful 
"Testament of Youth," her own personal experience dur- 
ing World War I. Lately, we enjoyed her "Testament of 
Friendship," the affectionate biography in memory of her 
friend, Winifred Holtby. Today, Vera Brittain writes 
"England's Hour," as her testament of England. This is 
a poignant, moving book in which hatred and revenge 
have no place; nor is it merely newspaper reporting. It 
is a comprehensive picture of the daily life of England, 
countryside and cities as well, surrounded by seemingly 
insuperable difficulties, which she sees with her own eyes 
and describes; the acts, words and thoughts of brave men 
and women who go on upholding the wonderful British 
morale which is astonishing the world. Mrs. Thos. A. 
Stoddard will discuss this vivid, intimate, generous-spirited 
h[»k at the Book Review Dinner, the evening of the sec- 
ond Wednesday, April 9th at 6 o'clock, in the National 
Defenders' Room. 

^ LEAGUE SHOP: New in the League Shop for the 

spring bridge parties: Playing cards, place cards, 

tallies, paper napkins, and for favors, fancy packaged 

matches. These matches are obtainable in various perfumes 

or unscented. 

g| BEAUTY SALON : It has been decided to close the 
Beauty Salon temporarily while a study is made of 
this department. Out of such analysis it is hoped a plan 
providing increased service to the membership will evolve. 
We virish to thank our members for their past patronage 
of the Beauty Salon and to express the hope that when 
the Beauty Salon shall reopen, they will return to this 
department where the Club will make every effort to serve 
them with even greater efficiency than in the past. 

^ LANGUAGE CLASSES are now being formed 
in French and Spanish. Fee: members, $6.00, twelve 
lessons, and $7.50, non-members. Mile. Marie Lemaire and 
Mme. Rose Olivier, French instructors. Lessons may be 
arranged to suit convenience of pupils through Executive 
office. 



At the sixth of her series of drama readings Mrs. 
Hugh Brown will present "Old Acquaintance" by the 
English playwright, John Van Druten. The reading will 
be held at 11 :00 o'clock on April 25th in the American 
Room of the Clubhouse. 

We are very happy to announce that there will be an 
additional drama reading this season by Mrs. Hugh Brown. 
Mrs. Brown has at last procured "The Girn Is Green" 
by Evelyn Williams, and, being anxious to present this 
play to her audience, will give a reading on Friday, May 
23rd, as her usual date, the last Friday of each month, 
is a holiday. Single admission only. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — APRIL. 1941 




Easter in the Clubhouse 



V^estern Springtime 

The fragrance of the manzanita flowers 
Is harbinger whose proclamations fill 
The countr\'side. Each rocky gulch and hill, 
With chaparral producing snowy showers 
In warming sunshine, manifests that hours 
May press their magic touch, divinely still; 
And every^vhere the golden poppies thrill, 
While idly in mid-air a buzzard towers. 
New Year is at its dawn; now nature's sap 
Is burgeoning with joy. Its ardent swell 
Delights in happiness of life at best; 
And noiselessly as flowing creek may lap 
The pussywillows, over all a spell 
Is gently cast most reverently blessed. 

— Emmet Pendleton. 



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EDITORIAL 




1^ Although the April number of the Magazine arrives 
in Lent, it carries on into Easter "and peace at the 
last." Troubled as is our world, Easter dawns, and the 
promise of the Resurrection is with us again. "Let not your 
heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid," spurs us on- 
ward with courage and with faith. 

^ The Ad Show will soon be with us. How the years 
fly! This time we are having the Show in May, but 
Mr. Hickox tells us that the advertisers are even now 
planning their exhibits. Mr. Van Erp held back the special 
exhibit in a recent show in his own shop in order that he 
might display it for the first time in May. When an adver- 
tiser does that, we know that we as an audience are worth 
while. We know too that our advertisers are worth while, 
for we read them each month. Any business based on 
mutual benefit is sound. On with the Show! May 12 
and 1.^! 

^, A reduced initiation fee at this particular time has 
made possible the introduction to the National League 
for Woman's Service of many fine new members. Nowhere 
can fourteen dollars (five dollars initiation plus nine dol- 
lars dues) buy more for one who wants to feel that she 
is one of a group of women whose banding together is 
not merely for the continuance of a club building but also 
for the forwarding of service in a new experience which 
has suddenly enveloped the world like a mantle. For a 
while we believed perhaps that America could stay aloof. 
We now know that spiritual forces know no boundary 
and that the suffering of mankind makes us all akin. We 
in the United States may not be at war but we are involved 
in a world struggle. On this account we need to include in 
the ranks of the National League for Woman's Service 
all those women who believe as we do, that Service brings 
its own reward and that service to others is the only hap- 
piness of the present hour. Let us invite right now those 
friends who should belong to "our" Club. 



^ The National League for Woman's Service of CaU- 
fornia is the only one of all the branches of the League 
in the United States that has continued on from 1917 until 
the present. What a reward for its vision is now its privi- 
lege! With "training and service of women" as its sole 
purpose, and with its beautiful Clubhouse as a background 
for such service, it opens its doors to the emergency of 
the hour and welcomes the calls which now come to it for 
volunteer help. The growth which comes from true and 
selfless devotion to a cause is the reward to the individual 
member and the reward to the National League as an 
organization is the reputation in the community which 
turns to it for efficient volunteer service at a time when 
offers of volunteer help of every sort are available on all 
sides. 

A new fiscal year for the National League for Woman's 
Service has just begun. With it has come new opportuni- 
ties, for after its years of regular services the League finds 
itself uniquely equipped to respond to emergency calls — 
and best of all, to respond efiiciently. It is gratifying to 
know that the enrollment by members in the various units 
— to date Red Cross Detachment of sewing and knitting. 
National Defenders' Club — membership by San Francisco 
has been spontaneous and that the committees who are in 
charge of these units have had most gratifying cooperation 
from members. 

^ Mr. Albert Bender was a friend to the National 
League for Woman's Service from its organization 
in California in 1917. Much has been written in eulogy 
of this public-minded citizen since his death this month. 
Little can be added. Our tribute as friends of Mr. Bender 
in the National League for Woman's Service is the re- 
printing from the San Francisco Chronicle of a sonnet by 
Rudolph Altrocchi, Professor of Italian at the University 
of California : 

TO ALBERT BENDER 

If there is life beyond this froth of men. 

This petty fracas between grass and sun. 

If souls, outliving flesh by death undone. 

May reach their visioned paradises, then 

Your soul, still with its gaiety of mien. 

Delivered from the lassitude of hving. 

With heart that only death could stop from giving, 

Shall find its lasting harmony of scene. 

There at the threshold of the starry aisles. 

All righteous pagans. Christians, Jews, in throng. 

Will greet you, prince of bounty, with their song, 

Their eyes reflecting your fraternal smiles. 

Maecenas first will lead you to their band. 

And Christ himself will take you by the hand. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — APRIL, 1941 



GENTLEMEN 

PREFER 
LIGHT 

by Agnes Barrell 




^ Yes, the men have been right all along. They wanted 
light. Light so they could see to read in comfort, so 
they could see every wrinkle and hollow while they were 
shaving. Light so that they could see the colors and tex- 
tures of food. 

And they demanded light, even if it was from a glaring 
hare bulb that ruined the appearance of the room and the 
dispositions of everyone in it. 

But the women have been right too. They wanted soft, 
shaded light, so the rooms they had decorated and fur- 
nished tastefully, should have a restful, soothing atmos- 
phere. They wanted to apply their make-up under light 
that would give them a lift and not a shock. They wanted 
soft, romantic candlelight for dining. 

And they had subdued light, too, even if they had to 
swathe the glaring light globe in yards of folded silk and 
trick fringe. 

Today the age-old conflict is a thing of the past — har- 
mony prevails in the lighting of the modern home. 

Modern lighting is the nearest approach to perfect light- 
ing conditions that homes have ever had. Any reading 
lamp that has the least claim to being modern will give 
plenty of light so that the man can read in comfort — but 
it will be so soft and glareless that it adds to the appearance 
of the room too. Any utilitarian lighting iixture worthy of 
the name "modern" will allow a man to shave in ease and 
comfort, and yet the light will be so well diffused that a 
woman can apply her make-up without feeling that she is 
in the last stages of a wrinkled old age. 

Interior decorators and architects are thoroughly aware 
of the power of light to enhance or destroy their most 
beautiful effects. Because they found that those effects were 
so often nullified, or completely spoiled, by lamps added 



after they had finished, they decided to do something 
about it. 

They have taken up the problem of lamp design within 
the past few years, and worked with the lighting engineers 
to help produce lamps that not only give the best light ac- 
cording to modern standards, but have style as well. As 
a result, today, the homemaker can choose her lamps from 
an unprecedented array of styles as long as she satisfied 
herself that they also produce good light. 

One of her safeguards in buying a lamp is to look for 
the L E. S. tag. This tag can be worn by any lamp that 
conforms to the standards set by the Illuminating Engi- 
neering Society, and it assures her that the quality of 
materials and workmanship are of the highest standard, 
and that the lamp will produce the high quantity and 
quality of light demanded for modern lighting. The I. E. S. 
tag does not belong to any manufacturer. 

A manufacturer who wishes to submit his lamps to the 
Illuminating Engineering Society, may have them tested 
by the society and if they pass the test, they are entitled 
to wear the I. E. S. tag. 

This tag is a safeguard to the woman buying a lamp, 
because she is assured that all she needs to concern herself 
with is the style and other matters of appearance and pref- 
erence — the light-giving efficiency of the lamp has been 
tested for her in the laboratory far more effectively than 
she could test it in her home. 

Installed fixtures — center and sidewall — have gone mod- 
ern too, and the family building a new home has an almost 
unlimited choice of lovely fixtures that give excellent light 
according to modern standards. The installed fixtures defi- 
nitely have a place in the modern home — they are needed 
for adequately lighting most (Continued on page 26 



APRIL, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



GREEN 

FILTER 

TIME 

by Florence Bentley 



^ Surely there is no further excuse to keep one's camera 
in the closet! 

Joyful cameraddicts at this time of year are surrounded 
with unlimited subject-matter, all supplied gratis with a 
blue background of excellent quality and a sun worth 
whole battalions of T-20 bulbs. 

A day in the country will provide one with pictures of 
hillsides and trees, blossoms and fields, and a few hours 
in Golden Gate Park may reward the photographer with 
close-ups of spring flowers; daffodils, violets, pussy-willows 
— in fact, he will probably run out of film. 

Still closer at hand are the garden shots, or progressive 
studies of a flower unfolding in your 
window-box. And with a small bird 
house fastened on the sill and a won- 
derful disposition, one might procure 
some fascinating pictures! (The Bird 
Camera Clubs have my unlimited ad- 
miration.) 

As for suitable equipment, the choice 
of camera is yours. Brownie owners 
might purchase a portrait attachment 
for such pictures, and cameras v.ith 
double extension bellows will make 
actual size pictures for their owners. 
Those having interchangeable lenses 
will screw in a long one before start- 
ing out. 

After a few general shots, the rule 
is: move in closer! Take close-ups of 
budding branches rather than ALL 
the trees, two or three water lilies and 
not the whole pond. (I blush as I 



write.) This on-coming fashion note, or : "How to Dress 
When Interviewing Iris," is due to the fact that side shots 
of plants and flowers are better, as a rule, than overhead 
ones. When you get up again, you can photograph your 
stockings, too. 

Likewise, side lighting will be more effective in bringing 
out details. In most cases it is best to use noon light for 
luncheon, so take some early morning shots, and then wait 
until three, at least. Incidentally, a slightly hazy day is 
excellent for flower studies. 

For detail, again, a small aperture opening is better, 
with a resulting increase in exposure time. A tripod is 
therefore inevitable for many pictures, particularly those 
taken in parks where there are many trees, and in shady 
places; — just where one is so apt to come across excellent 
subject-matter. Photography is ever hkely to lead one into 
other fields, and my monumental unacquaintance with 
botany is beginning to trouble me. 

The foregoing applies, of course, to color film as well 
as to black and white. For the latter, filters are nearly 
always required equipment. With a medium yellow filter 
and panchromatic film (otherwise comparatively indiffer' 
ent to blues, greens and violets), color rendition in the 
print will seem quite exact, or normal, to the eye. When 
shooting against the sky, such a filter is indispensable, for 
it will darken the sky, and branches or flowers will stand 
out in high rehef. Similarly, a still darker yellow filter 
means an even darker sky. For complete color correction 
a green filter is in order. This X 1 green filter calls for a 
considerable increase in exposure, but will lighten grass 
and foliage should this be desired. A most compelling 
article introduced me, recently, to this nicety, which cuts 
out a small amount of red light in addition to the blue. 

Needless to say, there is no limit to the number of 
gadgets one may take along on such an expedition. Add 
a piece of neutral gray cardboard ^Continued on page 21 




CLUB MAGAZINE — APRIL, 1941 



BEHIND THE 

SCENES IN A 

NATURAL 

HISTORY 

MUSEUM 

by Robert Cunningham Miller 

Director of the Museum ar\d Steinhtirt Aquarium 
California Academy of Scier\ces 



^ "Curiosity killed a cat," according to the adage, but 
we find no evidence that this unfortunate episode has 
had any depressing influence on other cats, not to mention 
human beings. One small girl to whom this old saw was 
repeated pondered silently a moment, then inquired, 
'"What was it the cat wanted to know?" 

This lively curiosity on the part of the human race is 
doubtless the basis of all scientific achievement. Certainly 
it is the thing that brings the public to museums, and we 
as museum workers ought to encourage it, as indeed we 



try to do. Nevertheless we are often surprised, not to say 
disconcerted, to discover that people are more interested in 
what goes on behind the scenes than they are in the ex- 
hibits especially prepared for their edification. A door into 
a laboratory or workshop inadvertently left ajar im- 
mediately attracts a crowd of interested onlookers. People 
like to see how the museum works. 

A large eastern museum has found a way to capitalise 
on this by charging admission to its workshops and prepa- 
ration rooms! The California Academy has not adopted 
this policy — at least not yet. But it is the purpose of this 
article to explain some of the things that go on behind the 
doors marked "Private" or "No Admission." 

First of all there is an immense amount of curatorial 
work involved in looking after the Academy's large scien- 
tific collections. People walking through the museum 
seldom realize that the objects exhibited represent only a 
small fraction of the actual collections on hand. In the 
Hall of North American Birds, for example, there are on 
exhibit a total of 552 individual specimens. This represents 
a little less than one per cent of the Academy's entire col- 
lection of 57,000 birds. In most departments the dispro- 
portion is even greater than this between the amount of 
material on exhibit and that behind the scenes. The 
Academy's collections include some 8,000 mammals, 
69,000 reptiles and amphibians, 200,000 fish, 300,000 
plants, a million insects, and more than a million and a 
half specimens in the field of paleontology. 

Most of this material, of course, will never be put on 
exhibit and indeed is not intended to be. Even if we 
had ten or twenty acres of floor space we would not want 
to put all this material on view. A museum which shows 
too many things at once defeats its own purpose. Nobody 
wants to look at a million insects, and even the most 




Putting the finishing touches on a 
newly mounted Bongo. The young 
men shown here are museum prepara- 
tars from Australia and Tvjeu; Zealand, 
luho have been stiuiying museum 
methods at the Academy under a 
Carnegie grant. 



APRIL, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 




Miss Alice Eastwood at uork. i'l £''<•' H^.r^,,iwi., 

The proper identification of a plant may be a life- 

and-death matter (see text). 



enthusiastic angler would find his interest waning before 
he had looked at 200,000 fish. But it is necessary to have 
all these collections in order that they may he available to 
students and to men of science, and for the sake of scien- 
tific completeness. Ideally a natural history' museum should 
contain representatives of every kind of plant and animal 
in the world today, and fossils representing the different 
species through time. Of course no museum has ever really 



achieved this, or even closely appro.ximated it, but we still 
keep tr>'ing. 

In addition to caring for the collections and keeping 
them in order so that any desired specimen can be found 
at a moment's notice, the curators constantly carry on 
scientific research in the fields of their specialization, the 
results of which are published from time to time in the 
Academy's Proceedings and in various scientific journals. 
The curators are also called on every day to assist the 
pubhc in numerous important and often dramatic ways. 

Let us describe, for example, a typical day in the Depart- 
ment of Botany. Miss Eastwood, who has been Curator of 
that Department since 1892, climbs the stairs briskly at 
S:.^0 a.m. and sets diligently to work, to accomplish as 
much as possible before the various interruptions of the 
day begin. She is describing a new iris she collected in 
Mendocino County a year ago. She must compare it with 
all the closely related forms in the herbarium, and must 
look up descriptions of iris in numerous books. Then she 
must write a description of the specimen in Latin, for that 
IS one of the international rules of botany, and she must 
think of a suitable name that has not previously been 
applied to an iris. She decides to call it Iris Landsdaleana, 
since it was collected on a field excursion with Mrs. Philip 
Van Home Lansdale. 

About the time she has become thoroughly engrossed in 
this task, the phone rings. Will she give a talk to a Garden 
Club on the 7th of May? Well, perhaps. She will think it 
over, and write them a letter. Back to work again. The 
City Department of Health sends out some "mushrooms." 
Are they edible or poisonous? It takes but a moment to 
decide that they are poisonous, and that a warning should 
be broadcast against picking or eating them. Perhaps they 
came from a market, and the Health Department must 
attempt to reach everyone who bought any. 

A lady comes in with some leaves from a tree that was 
growing in her yard when she (Continued on pa^e 22 



Assistants in the De- 
partment of Exhibits 
prepare ]ifeli\e repro- 
ductions of plants in 
wax, celluloid and other 
materials. 




CLUB MAGAZINE — APRIL, 1941 



AMERICAN 
RED CROSS 



HOME HYGIENE 

AND CARE OF THE SICK 

^ The San Francisco Chapter of the American Red 
Cross is now conducting courses in Home Hygiene 
and Care of the Sick. We are glad to anounce that arrange- 
ments have been made to have this course given at the 
Women's City Club. 

This course as you know is always of vital importance, 
perhaps even more so at the present time, since it deals 
with the subject of health and how it may be maintained. 
It has been said that the strength of a Nation is dependent 
upon the health of its people. This then is our challenge — 
To assist in acquiring a high level of physical and mental 
health, not only for ourselves and families but for our 
Communities and Country! 

The course in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick is 
designed by the American Red Cross to help us in attain- 
ing this goal by teaching certain fundamental principles 
of healthful living, together with demonstrating how these 
principles can be applied to our own personal and family 
life. 

The material itself is indeed interesting and highly in- 
clusive. Talks will be given and discussions conducted on 
such subjects as personal hygiene, healthful homes and 
healthful community environment. The care of the baby, 
growth and development of the child and habit formation 
are all part of this series. Consideration will be given for 
those indications of sickness which should be recognized 
by every home-maker. There will be actual demonstrations 
on the most efficient methods of caring for ill members of 
the family. These will include such items as bed -bath, 
improvised equipment and the preparation for and feeding 
of the sick. 

The course is scheduled at this club for the latter part 
of May. There will be twelve meetings of two hours 
each. The instructors are graduate nurses, registered by 



the State of California. There is no charge for this course 
with the exception of the purchase of a text book. This 
is all a part of the American Red Cross program for health 
education in this City. 

LIFE SAVING 

^ "How can a rescuer, in approaching a drowning per- 
son, avoid being grasped by him?" 

"If a person is brought from the water apparently dead, 
is it possible to determine whether or not it is too late for 
artificial respiration?" 

"Is it advisable to attempt to render a person unconscious 
in the water by a blow, in order to break his grasp?" 

The Red Cross Life Saving Course provides the answers 
to these questions. By study and practice of the methods 
given in this course, swimmers of ordinary ability should 
be prepared, in case of necessity, to bring a drowning per- 
son to safety. 

The course consists of ten hours of instruction, land 
drill, and water practice. Particular attention is given to 
artificial respiration. Ability to pass the swimmer's test is 
required for enrollment. 

Such a course is available at the Club Swimming Pool 
as each group of candidates forms, and is one of the phases 
of the program of training, which the League is develop- 
ing in cooperation with the local chapter of the American 
Red Cross. 

ROLL CALL 

^ The San Francisco Chapter of the American Red 
Cross will conduct a regular Roll Call for member- 
ship from May 12 to 31. This will be the first Roll Call 
since 1923. 

During the last eighteen years, this Chapter has been 
an agency of, and participated in the funds of the Com 
munity Chest. The rapid expansion of all Red Cross 
activities has made it necessary and advisable to relinquish 
any demands upon Community Chest funds, and to act 
as an independent agency, seeking its support by regular 
Roll Call memberships in accord with the National Policy. 

This is an individual membership enrollment. Therefore 
it is necessary to contact as many persons as possible 
through a general canvass of the residential and business 
districts. For this purpose an organization of five thousand 
men and women is necessary. 

Volunteers from the National League of Woman's 
Service arc mobiHzintr for the answer to this call. 



APRIL, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



DEFENDERS' 
CLUB 



m 

NEWS 



litTIOlU DEFGIIIEKS' CLUB 
COMMITTEE 

■ 

HONORARY CHAIRMEN 



Eyre, Mrs. Perry 
Hamilton, Mrs. W. B. 
HoBART, Mrs. Lewis P. 
KosHLAND, Mrs. Marcus S. 
MacDuffie, Mrs. Duncan 



Marks. Mrs. S. M. 
Potter, Mrs. Thomas M. 
Sharp, Mrs. James G. 
Sloss, Mrs. M. C. 
Taft, Miss Christine 



COMMITTEE 



APRIL, 1941 



VOLUME I 



NUMBER 



Leale, Miss Marion W. 

Chairman 
Bradley. Mrs. F. W. 
Brownell, Mrs. E. E. 
Carl, Mrs. Louis J. 
Chamberlain, Mrs. Selah 
Davidson, Mrs. Marie Hicks 
DoNoHOE, Miss Katharine 
Eyre, Miss Mary 
Faulkner, Mrs. Hazel Pedlar 
Flood, Mrs. 
Graupner, Mrs. A. E. 
Gray, Mrs. Horace 

Zane, Miss 



Hale, Mrs. Prentis Cobb 
Hall, Miss Frances M. 
Harris, Mrs. L. W. 
Heller, Mrs. E. S. 
Hewitt, Mrs. Anderson F. 
Hutchinson, Miss Emocene 
KoRBEL, Miss Mary 
Leale, Miss Edith 
MacGavin, Mrs. Drummond 
NooNAN, Miss Emma 
Slack, Miss Edith 
Sloss, Mrs. Louis 
Torney, Mrs. Edward J. 
Margaret 



NATIONAL 

DEFENDERS' 

CLUBS 



♦ ♦ ♦ 



AN IDEAL 



by Hazel Pedlar Faulkner 



^ In the files of the National League for Woman's 
Service is a twenty-six page book whose story is a 
thrilling one. It is the record of work done throughout 
Cahfornia by that organisation during its war time service 
from 1917 to 1919 — and its program for the years 1920 
and 1921. There, in concise and efiicient form is the story 
of what several thousand California women, united under 
the banner of the National League for Woman's Service 
did "for God, for Country, for Home" as the League 
motto states. 

Characteristic of the organisation whose history' it re- 
counts are the brief statements of its salient points, — its 
organisation as part of a national program, its incorpora- 
tion under the laws of the State of California for continua- 
tion of its program of volunteer service. At the time of the 
book's printing, four thousand women in San Francisco 
and the bay area were enrolled for service. 

Today, twenty-one years after the publication of the 
earlier reports, the National League has passed its majority, 
and through the maintenance of its ideal of service through 
peace times it is ready again to expand its work. 

In recognition of the national defense efforts it is logical 
that its newest activity should be in the line of defense 
work. The opening of its number one National Defenders' 
Club in the auditorium of the Women's City Club build- 



ing is an example of its readiness for immediate response. 

The National Defenders' Club, which in the first month 
of its service to men in uniform hereabouts, has been 
visited by men from twenty-five states, will furnish the 
second chapter in the record of canteen work done by 
the National League of Woman's Service. A glance into 
the past history of the League's participation in that field 
furnishes a challenge to present day workers to maintain 
the high standards of operation and service which charac- 
terised the nine which functioned throughout 1918-1919. 

The National League for Woman's Service, now as then, 
regards the work of its members as training for additional 
duties in the canteen field — if and when the need is 
certain. 

The success of the National Defenders' Club operated 
in the Monadnock Building in San Francisco in 1918 was 
not a "happenstance" — it was the result of such careful 
planning and such clear organization procedure that it was 
not surprising to find other communities asking about it. 

The opening of National Defenders' Club Number One 
in this decade met with the same interest on the part of 
several communities. The League now as then has installed 
a detailed system of records for the canteen department 
and for the operation of other departments, and a State 
standardisation will be put into effect in any and all 
clubs which will be operated by the National League for 
Woman's Service. 

The present club room is as bright and attractive as 
flowers, colorful chints, couches, cushions and easy chairs 
can make it. The canteen is alight with fresh paint and 
colorful linoleum, with National Defenders' Club china, 
on which are served sandwiches, cakes, pies and coffee. 
Prices are low, quality high. The purpose of the present 
club is to provide a home-like place where men may find 
their own rest or entertainment. How satisfactorily this 
purpose has been achieved needs but the recording of ex- 
clamations of delight and appreciation by the men as they 
come in for the first time and as they "repeat" from 
week to week. 

"It's hard to believe that any group would do so much 
for plain enlisted men" was the way one sailor expressed 
his pleasure. And in a space reserved for remarks one 
young ofiicer, looking in officially, wrote w.ith genuine 
sincerity, "It will be the making of many fine soldiers." 

The National Defenders' Club has atmosphere. Visitors 
— both men and women — comment on that intangible 
something which makes the service men feel that the club 
is theirs, and they may do as they please with it. 



APRIL, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



"Is what you have to do there hard?" asked an interested 
visitor one day. "No," was the reply by the Volunteer 
on duty, "unless staying out of the picture is hard. For 
our work is to keep in the background — be on hand when 
service is needed, but never to volunteer it." 

That, in brief, is the spirit of the increasing number of 
women who have enrolled and are learning the routine 
for Defenders' Club service. 

The workers wear uniforms alike in pattern, so that a 
standard may prevail — but with different colors to provide 
variety in detail — (and to permit each volunteer a chance 
to choose what she thinks most becoming to her.) Never 
more than just enough women to "man" the various desks 
in the club — officer of the day — smokes counter, library', 
supply desk, information and checking desks in the lobby — 
that is the rule of the present Defenders' Club organiza- 
tion. For if there is one thing more than another that 
makes a soldier "waver" it is to come into what he has 
been told is his club — to find a company of visitors not on 
duty. 

In the early period of the establishment of the National 
League for Woman's Service nine Defenders' Clubs were 
operated. The National League reserved then — and will 
reserve again — the entire internal operation of any and 
all clubs using the National Defenders" Club name. Th^s 
decision — entirely unselfish — guarantees a standard of man- 
agement and operation based on a valuable past experience. 

Menio Park, Palo Alto, San Jose, Sausalito, Napa, Val- 



lejo and Berkeley are communities whose memory includes 
the successful operation there of National Defenders' Clubs 
in 1918 and 1919. To some of them has come again the 
impact of peacetime mobiUzation and the urgent need for 
aiding in maintaining the morale of that increasing com- 
pany of young men who are being taken from their homes 
and their daily routine and plunged into intensive training 
for national defense. 

There are other communities throughout California 
which are e.xperiencing for the first time the influx of 
great numbers of young men in one branch or other of the 
national defense. On every hand the need is being felt 
for providing safe, attractive surroundings in which those 
men w-ho wish for a bit of quiet, for an opportunity to sit 
down to read their home town paper in peace (as one 
young sailor said) or to rest and do as they please, not 
continually to be done by. The National Defenders' Club 
at 449 Post Street is the National League's present answer 
to that need so far as San Francisco is concerned. 

Its National Defense program can and will expand to 
meet new needs — here or elsewhere, so that men who have 
found their club at 449 Post Street a pleasant spot in San 
Francisco, will recognize kindred clubs in other localities 
throughout the State, if and when they are established. 

The members of the National League for Woman's 
Service, having launched this newest activity will continue 
to respond to the calls made upon them — true to their ideal 
of service. 



Opening Day in the 

T^ational Defenders 

Chih 




CLUB MAGAZINE — APRIL, 1941 



AMONG THE ENLISTED WHO HAVE COME TO THE NATIONAL 
DEFENDERS' CLUB THIS MONTH ARE: 

Name Home Address Station 

William H. Morrison Wausan, Wisconsin Fort Winfield Scott, Calif. 

Nicholas Prizdor Detroit, Michigan Angel Island, Calif. 

Robt. L. Stevenson Muskegon, Michigan Angel Island, Calif. 

Sylvester Ryba Chicago, Illinois Battery 18, C. H,, Ft. Scott 

Joseph J. Killian Chicago, Illinois Battery B., 6th C. A., Ft. Funston 

Jules E. Godreau San Pedro, Calif Presidio of San Francisco, Calif. 

J. J. Cronin Q. M. C. Case No. 1932 Fort Scott, San Francisco, Calif. 

Robt. L. Bush Q. M. C. Case No. 1932 Fort Scott, San Francisco, Calif. 

H. D. Wilkinson Sioux City, la Fort McDowell 

E. J. Linelser Hannibal, Mo Fort McDowell 

L. J. Weissenburger Milwaukee, Wis Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco 

Roland Lalihuti Boston, Mass Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco 

Gervase Stiefvater Pittsburgh, Pa ...9th Ord. Cv. Fort Scott, San Francisco 

Edwin L. Koitley Capt. 32nd Inf Fort Ord, Calif. 

Joe B. Martin Paducah, Ky Fort Ord, Calif. 

Ray L. Janes Milwaukee, Wis Fort Scott 

Robt. B. McDowell Fort Scott 

Harry C. Black Colton, Calif Fort Ord 

Lew Hofmeister St. Louis, Mo Fort McDowell 

Teddy Roberts West Virginia Fort Scott 

Warren Pipslaw Se.ittle, Wash Fort Scott 

E. D. Emerson Camp McQuade, Calif. 

John Buller _ Cimp McQuade, Calif. 

Andrew Gallagher Barrington, 111 Presidio of San Francisco, Calif. 

Nathan Grossman Kenosha, Wis 30th Inf., San Francisco, Calif. 

Brown Johnson Commiskey, Ind Co. B, 19th Engineers 

Frank Duenas Phoenix, Ariz 19th Engineers, Fort Ord. Calif . 

Leo J. Archey Los Angeles, Calif Fort Scott 

Roy Cox Chicago, 111 Fort Scott 

R. N. Bender Chicago, 111 Fort Scott 

J. L. Neilson Chicago, 111 Fort Scott 

O. E. Hopkins Los Angeles, Calif Fort Ord 

Ray Fletcher Angel Island Fort McDowell 

F. M. Delaney 31st Infantry Fort McDowell 

W. A. Ranowski 60 C. A. C, Angel Island Fort McDowell 

Le Roy Hersh San Francisco, Calif Naval Het. Dept., Tiburon, Calif. 

Jo Solomonson San Francisco, Calif Naval Het. Dept.. Tiburon, Calif. 

Irvin Roth San Francisco, Calif 159th Inf., San Luis Obispo, Calif. 

E. L. Hess Long Beach, Calif Fort Galser, Calif. 

Max Cutter Los Angeles, Calif Fort Scott 

Elmer Farnas Bakersfield, Calif Fort Scott 

E. G. Boyer Tripoli, Iowa Fort Scott 

C. L. Blue Zillah, Wash Fort Scott 

W. J. Burtscher Los Angeles, Calif Fort Scott 

F. J. Winn Brooklyn, N. Y N. S. Training Station, Yerba Buena 

A. L. Silva Redwood City, Calif N. S. Training St ition. Yerba Buena 

W. F. McClintic Salem, Oregon Fort Winfield Scott 

M. H. Brundberg Grantsburg, Wis Fort Winfield Scott 

W. H. Hooster Hammond, Ind Presidio of San Francisco 

L. A. Gerg Pontiac, 111 Presidio of San Francisco 

R. G. Fadden Alhambra, Calif Mare Island 

Wm. Harrington Latexo, Texas Fort McDowell 

G. V. Miller Los Angeles, Calif Fort Scott 

Chp. Markswood Seattle, Wash Fort Barry 

Tom Simpson Walla Walla, Wash Fort Barry 

Wm. Savza Jacksonville, III Fort Scott 

On his first visit to the J^atioruil Defenders' Club each man in uniform is as\ed to register. He thus becomes a mem' 
her of the Club. Following is a list of the first fifty men to visit 449 Post Street and to enroll. 

18 APRIL, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



- ^ - POETRY PAGE - ^ - 



Edited by Florence Keene 



Vulnerable 



Never a wind that haunts the April skies 

But knows the way to swing my soul's frail door; 

My heart has tasted bitter-sweet that lies 

In every grey and silver sycamore. 

Never a white rain seeks the wistful earth 
But asks and takes a precious toll of me — 
Soul-laughter that knows more of grief than mirth, 
Soul-sorrow that is sharpest ecstasy. 

Come then! Brand me soul-deep with beauty, Spring 
Upon my heart let every raindrop fall. 
Better to be a scarred and broken thing 
Than plod on, deaf to April's urgent call! 

— Marie Roberta Rinear. 

So Stand the Gods 

O wise and happy dweller on the hill. 
Above the glittering circlet of the bay, 

You watch the myriad little lamps of home 
And read the meaning of each shining way. 

Standing above a maze of throbbing worlds, 
You know the vibrant life that pulses there. 

The little joys that flicker and go out. 
Or pass in light up an ascending stair. 

You feel the shadows that close darkly round 
Dim hidden spaces quick with anxious feet. 

And sense the rhythm of the ceaseless drum 
That calls to dance and song, or bids repeat. 

Upon the deep-worn track, the selfsame march 
That leads to some dim goal beyond our sight. 

So stand the gods and mark our universe. 
Instinct with spirit and aglow with light! 

— Eunice Mitchell Lehmer. 



When Almonds Bloom 

When almond buds unclose, 
Soft white and tender rose, — 
A swarm of white moth things, 
With sunset on their wings. 
That fluttering settle down 
On branches chill and brown; 
When all the sky is blue. 
And up from grasses new 
Blithe springs the meadow lark, — 
Sweet, sweet, from dawn to dark, — 
When all the young year's way 
Grows sweeter day by day; — 
When almond buds unclose. 
Who doubts of May's red rose. 

— MiLiCENT Washburn Shinn. 

Hill Towns 

If you love a hill town, 

You greet each beckoning light 
That marks a path of friendliness 

Against the sky at night. 

And when the little lanterns 
Have vanished in the day, 

You watch the tinted shadows 
That change and shift in play. 

If you have left a hill town. 

You never can forget 
The clouds that tangle in the trees 

And leave the branches wet. 

Your heart will long for hill towns 
That climb to reach the sky 

And neighbor with the friendly stars 
That wheel in silence by! 
— Eunice Mitchell Lehmer. 



The Clod 

Men passed all unaware the yearning clod — 
Poor clod, that reached for joy and grasped but woes- 
Over its shy unloveliness they trod. 
Not seeing in its heart the hope that grows, 
Till, kissed by sunshine and the dew and God, 
It climbed to freedom and produced a rose. 

— Theresa Motheral St. Easter. 



A California Easter Mass 

Now burn the poppy-lamps of Spring 
Along the lifting aisles of grain; 

Before the mystic offering. 

The earth-warm breathing censers swing 

And choirs innumerable sing 
The gloria of the born again. 

Charles K. Field. 



Maril Roberta Rintar lives on a farm near Portervitle. Her poems have bec7i widely puhlished. 

EuNicii Mitchell Lehmer is a Berkeley poet. The above poem, fir.st published in the Sacramento Union, was set to music and 
sunn bv her late husband. Dr. Derricl{ 7\[. Lehmer, who lua.'i professor of mathematics at the Univer.iitx of California and editor 
of the Unwersity of California Chronicle. 

Theresa Motheral St. Ea.ster re.'iides in Oa\land. 

MiLiCENT Washburn Shinn was bom near y^iles, Alameda County. Cahf.. in 1SS8. She graduated from the University of 
Califorma. and was editor of the Overland Monthly from 1882 until IH'M. during which time she also contributed to other 
magazine.';. She later engaged in the p.'iychological .'^ludy of children, and her investigations brought her both scientific and liter- 
ary recognition. 

Charles Kelloci; Field, Stanford Univer.sity "95, was born in Montpeher, Vermont, in 1873. A volume of his verses, reprinted 
from student publications, was i.ssued in 189^) under the fi.'ieudonvm of Carolus Ager. In a foreword, David Starr Jordan said: 
"The rhymes of Carolus Ager are part of the traditions of Leland Stanford University." 



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held in the Women's City Club Pool 
for children over seven years of age. 

This swimming party means races 

and games, Easter eggs and rabbits, 

prizes — and fun ! 

After the swim, a special luncheon 
will be served 

The Swim — Luncheon, 75c 
The Swim alone, 35c 



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CLUB POOL 



THEODORE WORES . . . ARTIST 



Allan Dunn 




'Springtime in Saratoga " — Painting bv Theodore Wore.s 



Editor's note: Announcement was inade at the Annua! Meeting on 
March ]3 of the gift by Mrs. Wores of the painting, "Springtime in 
Saratoga." by Theodore Wares, which has hung on the wails of the 
Dining Room of the Women's City Club for several years. This story 
of Mr. Wores' life is printed here that members may l^now the training 
and experience of the artist whose talent will forever be shared by us. 



^ When you review the work and 
achievements of Theodore Wores, one 
is inclined to lament that most of the mod- 
erns in art, the youngsters who are making 
up the new schools, seem by the light of 
his scholarship and attainments to be lack- 
ing in craftsmanship and narrow in scope. 
Here is a man thorough in every branch 
of his profession, grounded in an old-world 
art education that means capacity in draw- 
ing, mastery of technique and knowledge 
of color in all the branches. 

From those classes in Munich, where Mr. 
Wores served his prenticeship, to the Muse 
of Art, come men who can excel in draw- 
ing from the life as well as in landscape 
and studies of the inanimate. They under- 
stand color and are not content with the 
mere sense of it. So many of our young 
moderns, alas, merely experiment with 
color; they are never craftsmen. And so 
many more specialize for the sheer ease 
of it. 

Wores, who has transferred Japan and 
China to canvasses that won the instant 
recognition of Whistler and the connois- 
seurs of Europe, who has shown the glow- 
ing scenes of South Sea Islands and the 
warm vistas of Spain, who has done, and is 
doing, notable work in portraiture and is 
now showing startling pictures of the wild 
flowers that grow on the lonely sand dunes 
of the California coast, has reaped the re- 
ward of his work. His pictures hang in the 
honor spaces of many famous collections 



and the demand for his work has enabled 
him for many years to paint what and 
whom and where he likes. His career and 
Its success is a good example to younger 
knights of the brush and palette. 

Herein is the basis of his success, allied 
of course to the artistic impulse and sense 
of values of line and color. Seven years' 
work in the Royal Academy at Munich 
under Professors Loeffts and Alexander 
Wagner and at the end a medal in both 
the life and painting classes; also a pupil 
of Frank Duveneck. Then by advice of his 
masters and a streak of manderjahr that 
must have been latent in his own nature, 
a continuation of hard work in Paris, Flor- 
ence and Rome, applying precept to ex- 
ample in all the principal art centers of 
Europe. Years of hard work and then a 
return to his native city of San Francisco 
to find instant inspiration for original and 
notable work in that little Corner of Ca- 
thay, the original Chinatown of Old San 
Francisco. "The Chinese Mandolin Player" 
and the "Chinese Restaurant," purchased 
by the Earl of Roseberry, are known to 
all international art collectors. Other dis- 
tinctive phases of Oriental life, the shop- 
keepers, fishsellers, lantern painters, for- 
tune tellers, candy sellers, priests and gaily 
clad followers of Confucius soon were 
bought by notable connoisseurs in America 
and Europe. 

The color of things Oriental, the op- 
portunities for odd drawing, for unusual 



APRIL, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



genre, laid spell on the artist, who next set 
out for Japan, which he twice visited, 
spending in all five years living a great 
part of the time en intime amid the fasci- 
nations of that most picturesque of coun- 
tries. The resulting pictures, shown in To- 
kio, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston. Wash- 
ington and New York, established the rec- 
ognition of Wores in both amateur and 
professional circles. The Dowdeswell Gal- 
leries in London held daily receptions in 
recognition of this painter of Chrysanthe- 
mum Land. Two canvases, "The Koto 
Player" and "A Japanese Temple," were 
honored on the walls of the Paris Salon 
and set the seal of commendation on the 
conscientious work of years. The art col- 
lectors of the world gave financial reward 
by acquiring examples. In America, The 
Century. Scnbners . The Cosmopolitan, all 
exploited the arrival of the artist who 
had possessed the courage and ability to 
show the sights and customs of old land.< 
in a new way. 

London welcomed the successful west- 
erner. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, 
the Grosnevor and New Gallery, and was 
promptly elected a member of the New- 
English Art Club. 

Color sense has aKvays been strong with 
Wores. He has never looked at the land- 
scapes dimly through a brown or gray veil 
that simplifies while it narrows progress. 
He has always bked to paint the vivid 
tones of Nature in full sunlight, the test 
of all thorough mastery in art. In a few 
years he was to be found in the South Seas 
painting flashing seas and dazzling sands 
and gleaming sky reflecting palms. Golden 
brown skins, flecked with sunshine, fisher- 
men and maidens splashing in the surf, 
scarlet poincianas; furnished him with in- 
spiration for some of his best work. Bril- 
liant foliage and bloom he had handled be- 
fore in the wistaria arbors and cherry groves 
of Tokio and the byplaces of Nippon, and 
with increased facility came a love for in- 
troducing more and more studies of flowers 
in his pictures until they have culminated 
in the wonderful canvases of today, the 
wind-swept, fog-moistened, blossom-carpeted 
dunes that mantle his native San Francisco. 

It was during this period too that his 
old mastery over flesh and line was first 
brought into prominent display in portrai- 
ture. For the past dozen years his demand 
as a painter of portraits and his success 
with his subjects have been unique for an 
artist recognized by the general public as a 
landscape painter. It was work again that 
gave him entrance here, the training of 
the old world schools that leave a man sure 
of his art, not groping for effect. The por- 
traits of Wores are quite extraordinary in 
not only likeness but in sheer compelling 
truth of flesh, wholesome recognizable flesh. 



which after all is the only real sesame to 
verity and true satisfaction. 

The wanderjahr still dominant, the 
thought of Spain took Wores afield once 
more to paint the walls of the Alhambra 
and the Alcazar, with many a sunny gar- 
den in Granada and Sevilla. 

Home found him painting more portraits 
in San Francisco and a return to old loves 
in what is perhaps his most notable large 
canvas, "The Light of Asia," purchased 
for five thousand dollars by Mrs. Alexander 
Russell of San Francisco and the object of 



veneration by many Theosophists. Art in 
his home city caused Wores to devote much 
of his time since 1908 as Dean of the Art 
Institute, formerly the Mark Hopkins, in 
helping to re-establish the encouragement 
of local art achievement since the fire. 

The brilliant yellow and purple lupines 
and the golden poppy of the sand dunes 
that skirt Golden Gate Park lured him 
more and more, and after a period of de- 
votion to the live oaks and rock-set hills 
of Marin County, Wores for six years has 
practically devoted himself between por- 



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traits to painting gardens, wild gardens 
now instead of the more formal ones of 
Japan and Spain, wild gardens that riot in 
color and bear with them a hint of the trade- 
winds that make and unmake their beds of 
shifting sand, a hint of the sea fogs, a 
glimpse of the broad Pacific pulsing be- 
tween California and Cathay. 

To the foregoing biography we add the 
joUowing facts about the latter years of 
Mr. Wores' life: 

Later Mr. Wores visited the Indian coun- 
try, Taos, New Mexico, and the famous 
"Southwest," studying the American In- 
dian with "seeing eyes." From this resulted 
a collection of some twenty-five pictures. 

Later still a tour to Europe was inter- 
rupted by the Great War. The visit how- 
ever in New York was a happy one, with 
renewal of old friendships in the Century 
Association of New York City, where Mr. 
Wores was a distinguished member along 
with one or two other Californians. On re- 
turn from New York this time, Mr. Wores 
moved to Saratoga for the summer months 
and the blossom pictures so well-known to 
Californians were the result. 



Behind the Scenes in a 
Natural History Museum 

^'Continued from Page li) 
moved to her present premises. She has 
never seen anything like it. What is it? 
Miss Eastwood decides that it is Grevillea 
robitsta, a tree introduced from Austraha, 
and shows the visitor a herbarium specimen 
collected in New South Wales. 

The next visitor is a man who looks as 
though he would not have the slightest 
interest in botany. But he has a handful 
of weeds. He is contemplating buying a 
certain farm, but was clever enough to 
think of first investigating the weeds that 
grew on it. They are quickly identified, and 
he is told that one of them is the notorious 
and obnoxious Klamath weed. He decides 
not to buy the farm. 

Early in the afternoon the members of 
the California Botanical Club assemble for 
their weekly conference. Miss Eastwood 
has been the moving spirit of this organi- 
zation for almost fifty years, contributing 
unstintedly from her vast knowledge of 
plants both wild and cultivated. 

Mr. Walthcr. the Assistant Park Super- 



3>a you Khoua ? 

Many smart women are taking advan' 
tage of the complete service now being 
offered by the Club Catering Department 
for their teas, cocktail parties or dinners. 
Tea sandwiches, hors d' oeuvres, wed' 
ding cakes, birthday cakes, layer cakes, 
pies, coffee cakes and cookies. . . . And 
for dinner, turkey, chicken or duck all 
stuffed ready to serve. 

For further information telephone Mrs. 
Ashbrook, GArfield 8400. 



CATERING DEPARTMENT 



intendent in charge of the new Arboretum 
and Botanical Garden, comes in to consult 
a book, and to look up in the herbarium 
a certain plant in which he is interested. 
A university professor comes in to look 
at some specimens of Japanese bamboos. A 
package arrives from an eastern museum 
— twenty kinds of eucalyptus to be identi- 
fied. An advertising agency telephones in 
to inquire what flowers bloom in July in 
the Columbia River gorges — they are writ- 
ing a brochure for an automobile club. 

So goes the day. But it is always a straw 
that breaks the camel's back. At a quarter 
to five the Director comes in and remarks: 
"I have to write an article for the Women's 
City Club Magazine. Has anything been 
going on in your department?" 
* * * 

The department of whose handiwork the 
public sees the most and possibly knows the 
least is the Department of Exhibits. It is 
the function of this department to select 
from the immense amount of material avail- 
able those particular things which are of 
the greatest interest and educational value 
to the public, and to display them in a 
colorful, dramatic, yet scientifically accurate 
way. 

Visitors viewing the colorful dioramas 
and other exhibits at the Academy do not 
realize the amount of exploration, prepara- 
tion and study necessary before such ex- 
hibits can be placed before the public. Let 
us take for instance the Simson African 
Hall with its twenty-four dioramas or habi- 
tat groups, as they are called by museum 
people. It took six years to prepare and 
install these exhibits. Before this work 
could be commenced it was necessary to 
send Mr. Frank Tose, Chief of the Depart- 
ment of Exhibits, on an expedition with 
Mr. Leslie Simson to Africa to make 
sketches, take photographs, collect plants, 
make plaster molds of leaves and other 
necessary objects, and prepare and pack 
for shipment to the Academy tons of 
grasses, branches of trees, samples of rocks, 
and other material, in addition to the ani- 
mal specimens which were collected by Mr. 
Simson. In fact, it was necessary within 
certain limits really to transplant Africa. 

If you could have seen this material after 
it arrived at the Academy, you would very 
likely have remarked, "Surely you don't 
expect to produce these wonderful scenes 
which you contemplate from this mass of 
junk." For that is what it looked like — 
bales of dried trees and grasses, greasy- 
looking bones, dried hides, samples of rock 
and sacks of earth. Yet from these un- 
promising beginnings the job was done. 

First let us go behind the scenes into the 
studios where the animal specimens are 
prepared. You might imagine that you were 
in the studio of a sculptor, for there is no 
evidence of the business of "stuffing" so 



APRIL, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



commonly thought to be associated with 
the preparation of natural history speci- 
mens. In place of this you will sec the 
form? of arumals being modeled in clay 
almost as a sculptor would proceed, but 
with the difference that the museum pre- 
parator is concerned with the appearance 
of the animal beneath the skin, for when 
the model is complete and has been cast 
is plaster, and again recast in permanent 
material, it must be a perfect form upon 
which the actual skin can be placed. To 
accomplish this work satisfactorily requires 
artists of ability with a thorough knowl- 
edge of anatomy and the habits and ap- 
pearance of animals. 

But this is but a part of the work of 
the Department of Exhibits. In another 
part of the building you may see an en- 
tirely different kind of work proceeding. 
Here skilled assistants are busily engaged 
making reproductions of trees, shrubs, flow- 
ers and even green grass. Our attendants 
are often asked how we keep the plants 
in our exhibits so fresh and apparently 
growing. The answer is that all but the 
dried leaves and grasses are made from 
wax. celluloid, and other materials, so skill- 
fully and exactly reproduced that, kept 
free from dust, they will retain their fresh 
appearance indefinitely. 

Not all the plants which are being re- 
produced are to be installed in dioramas. 
In this workshop are large storage cases 
wherein are kept beautiful wax models of 
such strange plants as the Pitcher Plant, 
the Snow Plant, many species of fungi, and 
numerous other strange and beautiful 
things, all being carefully kept until the 
time when the Academy will have a Hall 
of Botany in which to display them. 

From the viewpoint of the curators, the 
important part of this hall is, of course, 
large workrooms and many storage cases 
in which may be kept the tens of thou- 
sands of botanical specimens necessary for 
the study and indentification of plants, for 
it is by this means that they are able to 
continue their work and add to the sum 
of human knowledge. The layman, how- 
ever, will be more interested in the exhi- 
bition halls which have been planned. 
These will be places of beauty, restful yet 
dignified, wherein will be interpreted the 
facts and findings of science. Here, in addi- 
tion to a thorough and understandable ex- 
position of botany as a science, will be 
shown a comprehensive series of exhibits 
of the floral wealth of California by means 
of living plants, exact models, charts, and 
any and every means that will help to tell 
the story. 

In addition, there has been planned a 
beautiful inner courtyard, a place for rest 
and study, for the institution is constantly 
growing and we are well aware that tired 
limbs and aching feet are no help to the 
study and enjoyment of museum';. 



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^ Paisley, December 14th, 1940. 

Dear Margaret: Thanks for your let- 
ter. I have been trying to get a moment to 
reply for the last fortnight, but I am kept 
so busy here that I have very little spare 
time. 

You ask me a lot of questions about the 
A. T. S. I shall try to answer them. 

The A. T. S. was formed to relieve sol- 
diers of noncombatant duties such as clerk- 
ing, cooking, cleaning, motor driving, etc. 
Each company of A. T. S. is attached to 
a battalion and takes over these duties. It 
is supposed to put more men into the fight- 
ing line. We are actually in the army and 
subject to army discipline. 

We have nothing whatever to do with 
evacuees or school children. That work is 
mostly undertaken by the W. V. S., "The 
Women's Voluntary Service," which is 
composed of married and middle-aged 
women who wish to help but have home 
ties which must be attended to also. 

In the main, I think, the girls are fairly 
contented and cheerful. Of course, it is 
hard work and there are times when even 
the most enthusiastic of us would like to 
walk out. But that is only natural. 

I have been promoted since I wrote to 
you last. I am now a Senior Leader, which 
is equivalent to a Sergeant Major. 

I suppose you will have read in the 
papers and seen in the pictures, what soi:t 
of life the people in this country are liv- 
ing. It is wonderful how quickly one adapts 
oneself to new conditions and require- 
ments. However, we have been very lucky 
in our part of the country and only wish 
we could do more to help the sufferings 
of the people in the south. Their spirit and 
cheerfulness is beyond all praise. 

This week was "War Weapons Week" 
in Paisley. All the cities and most of the 
big towns had a week when they made a 
special effort to raise money for war 
weapons. Paisley is trying to raise a million 
pounds. 

Last Saturday we had a parade of all 
the defences. The procession was over a 
mile long, led by the Navy. There were 
also representatives from the Marines, 
Army, Home Guard, Cadets, A. T. S.. 
Air Forces, W. A. A. F.'s, Pohce. A. R. P. 
Wardens, Fire Services, Nurses, Ambulance 
Drivers, Land Girls, etc. It was a great 
show and the Provost took the salute at 
the Cross. A film was taken of it and I 
saw myself in the pictures last night. There 
have been displays and demonstrations of 
guns all week and a Jerry plane which was 
shot down was on view in the Dunn 
Square. Today there is to be a parade of 
all the trades to finish off the week. 




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You ask in your letter if those who arc 
in the A. T. S. are more cheerful than 
those at home. 

Well, speaking for myself, I don't think 
I could have endured some of the days we 
have come through if I had not been kept 
so busy that I had no time to think. We 
have so many petty worries and difficulties 
of our own in this thing that we forget 
that there is a war on. In fact, I only hear 
the news and what is happening in the 
war when I go home on my time off. The 
war is seldom discussed here. 

Willie was home for a couple of days 
last week, and he was looking very well 
and seemed very cheerful and confident. 
He has been through a lot lately and has 
seen much that he is not at liberty to tell 
us yet. 

I think from the look of things, the war 
has now taken a turn in our favor. We 
always take a long time to get started, but 
we get there in the end. Our young air- 
men, sailors and soldiers are magnificent 
and make one proud to be British. They 
are all so cheerful and offhand about their 
achievements that it makes one confident 
of the ultimate outcome. 

I said earlier in my letter that we have 
been very lucky in our corner of the coun- 
try. So we have, but one evening when 
I was out alone I was caught in a nasty 
raid and had to take shelter under a bridge 
from the flying shrapnel. What a noise it 
was. Jerry was right overhead. I could sec 
him all right, but luckily for mc he did not 
waste any bombs on the quiet road I was 
on. But all the big guns were in action and 
it is the splinters from these shells that one 
has to be careful of. 

It is rather a wonderful sight, if it were 
not so tragic, to watch out of the window 
during a raid. The sky is lit up with the 
searchlights and you can see the tracer 
bullets go flying up into the sky. Then 
you may sec a flash and shortly afterwards 
the deep boom of the guns. All the time 
the drone of the Jerries overhead. By 
watching the searchlights, you get a good 
idea where the planes are. You hold your 
breath when they come close to your house 
and breathe freely again when they move 
away. That is very selfish. I know, but you 
can't help feeling relieved. 

I am glad to hear that you are all well 
and look forward to welcoming you back 
to a victorious and peaceful Britain, and 
I promise next time not to talk war all 
the time. But you see our fears and fore- 
bodings were not illfoundcd. 

Yours as ever, 

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rooms. The recent development of fluores- 
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homemakers the most flexible and effective 
method of lighting ever devised. However, 
at present it is used almost exclusively in 
new homes, where it is planned along with 
the architectural and decorative plans. 

In homes that have been occupied for 
some time, many people have had their 
old-fashioned installed fixtures taken out 
because they detracted from the modem 
effect desired. Others leave them in, but 
do not light them. 

For these people who have outmoded 
fixtures in their homes or in rented homes 
or apartments, there is now a satisfactory 
solution to their lighting problems. 

Just arri\-ing in the shops are smart- 
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The fixtures are as easy to install as put- 
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offer amazing transformation of the light- 
ing in any home that has old fixtures. 

There are "adapters" also to modernize 
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them up to date both in appearance and in 
light-giving efficiency. 

Today there is no need for inferior light- 
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about the lighting. Today the family can 
occupy the living room, each member fol- 
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just the light he needs, and yet the room 
be completely satisfactory from a decora- 
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The family can dine in comfort — the 
male members having all the light they 
want to see colors and textures of food — 
the homemaker happy that her lighting 
adds a breath-taking lustre to table linens 
and a sparkle to crystal and china. She can 
add candlelight for decorative effect, if she 
n°ants to, because the electric lighting is 
soft, shadowless and glareless. and the can- 
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In fact, today there is harmony in the 
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( Continued f Tnm Page 31) 
•while you arc about it, tor this will prove 
a handy backpround should you wish to 
single out a certain branch or single cluster 
of flowers for photographing. Nor will you 
be conspicuous, for as docs the groundhog, 
so does the amateur photographer emerge 
from his hole in the spring! ("'Hole" be 
ing s>'nonymous with "dark-room"' m most 
cases on record ) 

V'ith some recalcitrant blooms where the 
background was a problem or where there 
■was interminable wind, the writer, 1 regret 
to say. ha,s cut same and moved indoors. 
Still-lifc pictures of flowers in suitable vases, 
for instance, can be most decorative and 
call for great care in hghiing. If a vase is 
used it must be unobtrusive, and the back- 
ground, toil, must not detract in any way. 

For sharpness of outline m subject and 
shadow^s. lights must be used "raw"" (i. c 
■without diffusing screens), and photofloods. 
although fine for general work, are slightly 
more diffused than a clear Mazda bulb. 
Incidentally, a curved background will 
elongate the shadows; and pre.sently I shall 
try overhead shots, too, though 1 should 
have tried this when the step-ladder was 
upstairs for Christmas tree trimming. 

Impressive equipment, however. ma\ 
mean imp'.T.'^ive failures (like my indoo: 
flora] fantasies) The Weather Man. the 
Marine Exchange. Anemometer the Cat 
and other impeccable sources feel that 
spring is hereabouts, so, off to the back 
yardl 

Frankly, I have not yet invested m a 
Green Filter, 

Pla\ Reading! 
Sophistication! 

^ For her April reading of the '"up-to 
thc-minutc"' plays of the current sea 
son. Mrs, Hugh Brown will pre.scnt "Old 
Acquaintance"" by the English plaTOTight. 
John \'an Druten. It is a highly polished 
bit of metropolitan sophi.stication where 
two succesisful women WTiters fence for 
love. In the duel the conflict embraces not 
only the husband of one woman but the 
daughter as well. 

It is a bit of adroit characterisation by a 
master of femiiune analysis. Mr. Van Dru- 
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"The Distaff Side"" and ""There's .^ways 
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The Mortimer C. Leventritt 
Collection Donated to 
Stanford University 

— By Annemarie Henle 

^ On April 20th the Mortimer C. Leven- 
tritt Collection of Oriental and Vene- 
tian art will be formally presented to the 
public at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art 
Gallery. 

The famous collection, which was do- 
nated to Stanford University on the occa- 
sion of the 50th Anniversary celebration, 
includes not only works of art assembled 
with rare discrimination and taste over a 
period of more than thirty years, but a 
splendid art reference library as well, 
housed in the same building. Dr. Anne- 
marie Henle and Professor W. S. Welling- 
ton are in charge of the installation. 

Mortimer Leventritt, who is a member 
of an old San Francisco family and an 
alumnus of Stanford University, resided 
for many years in Italy, where he owned 
the famous Medici villa "II Pozzino" at 
Castello, near Florence, famous for its 
frescoes by the Sixteenth Century artists, 
Poccetti and Giovanni di San Giovanni. 
He also possessed a beautiful "Palazzino" 
in Venice, filled with rare works of art 
which now form part of the Stanford gift. 

The "Venetian Room" at Stanford gives 
ample proof of the wealth and imagination 
of 18th Century decoration. Flowers and 
birds are painted on colorful lacquered 
commodes, tables and chairs of Baroque 
design which formerly adorned the Palazzo 
Labia or the Palazzo Grimani. A rare set 
of two settees and six chairs in yellow 
lacquer from the Grassi Palace serves as 
illustration in Morazzoni's standard book 
on Venetian furniture, while the charming 
cabinet decorated with "arte povera" mo- 
tives is an excellent example of the peasant 
art of the period. Doors, consoles, mirrors 
and brackets complete the collection, which 
is without rival in this country in its com- 
pleteness and outstanding quality. 

True Venetian atmosphere is further 
created by a number of characteristic paint- 
ings and drawings, notably the large deco- 
rative Guardi canvas, "Landscape with 
Ruins." the Marieschi "View of the Pia- 
zetta" and two exceptionally fine scenes 
by Pietro Longhi, "TTie Painter" and "The 
Conversation" from the collection of Lord 
Wimborne in London. Among the draw'- 
ings are two exquisite examples from the 
hand of Domenico Tiepolo. "Punchinello 
Lying on the Ground" and "Punchinello 
Hanged," which were loaned to the Tiepolo 
Exhibition in Chicago, 1938, by the former 
owner, Dan Fellows Piatt. Giovanni Bat- 
tista Tiepolo is represented by the sketch 
of a "Bearded Man." Piazetta by two pastel 




portrait heads, all three from the Biron 
Collection. 

Without doubt a strong affinity exists 
between the arts of China and those of 
Venice, once the principal port for the 
Orient. From the time of Marco Polo, 
precious porcelains were introduced there 
for the use of the nobility and "Chinoi- 
series" became an all-important stylistic 
motif in 18th Century Western art. The 
Leventritt Collection is especially rich in 
works of art exemplifying this trend, first 
of all the two large polychrome terra cotta 
"Chinamen" from a castle near Paris. Sev- 
eral Venetian lacquer boxes and trays also 
show a distinct Oriental influence. 

On the other hand, objects were "made 
to order" in Chinese workshops exclusively 
for European customers, and the Collection 
contains a magnificent screen painted on 
paper with brilhant flowers, birds and but- 
terflies as well as a priceless set of "Famille 
Rose" porcelain plates and cups made for 
Venetian use and formerly in the Palazzo 
Rezzonico. 

While the Venetian objects have never 
been shown to the public before, the Early 
Chinese bronzes and potteries, as well as 
the Japanese mirrors, screens and lacquer 
paintings, have figured prominently in ex- 
hibitions held recently at the Mills College 
Art Gallery. They are now part of the 
"Oriental Room." which also contains 
Siamese, Cambodian and Tibetan sculptures 
and paintings. 

The Chinese collection dates back to a 
perfect example of pre-historic pottery 
adorned with geometric designs. The Shang, 
Chou and Han Dynasties are represented 
by numerous sacrificial vessels, a Pilgrim's 
bottle, a yoke, and other valuable bronzes 
and potteries. However, the group of small 
gilt bronzes of the Wei period is the most 
important of all, consisting of as many as 
twenty marvelous examples, notably the 
two Buddhas, Sakyamuni and Prabhutarana, 
and a small, seated Buddha of extraordi- 
nary rarity. 



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The Tang Dynasty is exemplified by sev- 
eral beautiful figures, a richly dressed court 
lady among them, a horse, a duck, a rooster 
and a well showing a light silver lustre in 
perfect preservation. An impressive Sung 
Nirvana which was exhibited at the De 
Young Museum some time ago is a typical 
example of the sculpture of that period; 
so are a polychrome, wooden Kuan Yin — 
the Goddess of Mercy — and a Tonko head. 

The Collection is especially rich in por- 
celains of the Wan Li. K'ang Hai and 
Chien Lung periods. A magnificent pair 
of "Famille Rose" vases and two birds, as 
well as a "Famille Verte" vase from the 
Hearst Collection, decorate the Venetian 
Room. 

Several of the cases are filled with Japa- 
nese works of art, a unique bronze mirror 
with bells of pre-historic origin among 
them. There is also a large screen repre- 
senting scenes from the New Year Festi- 
val: it is signed Sei Jo, a member of the 
18th Century Ukiyoye School. Of the 
lacquer paintings the "Two Actors" by 
Torii Kiyotada attracts the greatest atten- 
tion and, like the aforementioned objects, 
it was part of the "Japanese Exhibition" 
at Mills College in 1936. The porcelain 
collection contains beautiful green and red 
Kutani plates. 

The art of Siam occupies adjoining cases. 
Buddhas dating from the 12th and 13th 
Centuries, magnificent heads in stone and 
bronze, richly gilt and inlaid with tiny mir- 
rors and paintings of the same early periods 
are shown in abundance. 

Without doubt, the opening on April 
20th of the Mortimer C. Levcntntt Collec- 
tion at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art 
Gallery will be an event of great impor- 
tance in the art life of the West. 



Mills College, 1941 

^ For Summer Study in a World at 
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June 22 to July 2 — Institute of Interna- 
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By a Hostess 



^ ... Once upon a time a story was told 
of one Good Samaritan, Well, I know 
where they are bred in numbers down in 
the London tubes. 

The working folks of London have long 
since given up the attempt to sleep in small 
houses near the railway lines in London 
and suburbs, so they herd into the tubes. 
In a city of normally eight million it 
takes time to handle conditions for accom- 
modating thousands of people in new 
places. Although evacuation has been ex- 
ercised greatly, it is rather futile in an 
island which can be covered by raiders in 
an hour from any shore. Also many folks 
must stay in London and carry on their 
jobs if they mean to see the fight through. 
These people sleep on blankets, etc., on 
the tube platforms within four feet of the 
edge. Sanitation was nil and water nil, 
until some emergency equipment was sup- 
plied. Hence the Ministry of Health gave 
a warning to the public via the radio. 
Quickly the London Transport set to work 
and by Christmas satisfactory conditions 
were installed and bunks were being pro- 
vided from station to station as the manu- 
facturers turned out the fixtures. Mean- 
while the Welfare Department sent out 
canteens. Tea urns had to be fixed, food 
stores organised, and the stations staffed. 
The staffing was, I should say, the biggest 
problem, and it is only just getting thor- 
oughly organized and running smoothly. 
The majority of canteen hands are young 
married women, who would be sleeping in 
the tube anyway, and most of their men- 
tolk work on night shifts periodically. 

The work is not too hard and so coun- 
teracts the conditions which may detract 
from the job. Tea and cocoa, buns, choco- 
lates and pies are the foods sold; and gen- 
erally they are very welcome — especially 
the chocolates, which are unobtainable in 
the shops by now. The folks are so co- 
operative, and seeing they are packed like 
sardines, remarkably good tempered. Any 
dissatisfaction usually gets its due discipline 
Irom the shelter marshals, or from the 
police if necessary. 

Folks lend each other pennies if they 
have no change, or borrow cups from each 
other without the slightest controversy — 
"Lend me your mug, dearie," or "Ask 
Bill if he'll give us a copper." The chil- 
dren behave very well seeing their play- 
ground is so small for active little bodies — 
you can't play hide-and-seek or rounders 
in a tube station without danger of going 
on the lines. 

The babies go to sleep in the middle of 



all the noise of a two-minute train service 
and the chatter of grownups. "Housy- 
housy" is the most popular game because 
lots can join in at once. Some prefer small 
parties at cards, some knit, some gossip, 
others just sleep and eat and eat and sleep. 
Occasionally an accordion or a mouth or- 
gan adds to the harmony of the evening. 
When Christmas came, great prepara- 
tions were made. Attempts to decorate the 
stations with paper hangings were frus- 
trated by the railway authorities for fear 
of fire, but the people took their disap- 
pointment calmly: they had had worse 
things to contend with "up aloft." The 
next effort was getting up a band. Some 
stations were successful, others went "out 
of bounds" with their musical effort and 
the authorities had to stop them; but all 
this essential discipline was taken so tol- 
erantly by the masses. Hence, Christmas 
Day dawned with the surest sense of good 
will and understanding, and the children's 
tea party crowned the day with joy. It 
was hard work tucking away all that food, 
but the boys stuck it out even if the little 
girls were forced to say, "No, thank you," 
at last. 

Through this week the marshals, the 
A. R. P. and Civil Defence voluntary 
workers gave time and tireless activity in 
making the shelters happy for the greatest 
Birthday party of the year. Three whole 
days the enemy gave us rest from aerial ■ 
attack. Many folks who had homes went 
to them, and the sense of peace on earth 
and below earth was felt by us all. 

First-aid detachments are supplied to all 
stations to deal with any physical troubles 
or infections; but the medical authorities 
are very delighted, even amazed, at the 
lack of infection, so we must be very grate- 
ful for this result. The general atmosphere 
of harmony must certainly be a tonic 
against such things. 

The canteen workers sleep on "Silo" 
beds, and usually find a Good Samaritan 
to blow up their beds for them each night. 
Also the police set the role in putting on 
the heat for the tea urns in the small hours 
of the morning for the girls, and another 
anonymous Good Samaritan turns it on in 
the afternoon for them so that the water 
is hot when they come on duty. The tube 
is full of these angels in wingless uniforms. 
Christmas is a daily habit, and loving thy 
neighbor an unwritten code in the lives of 
all. I spoke of the workers; these are men 
and women in all walks of life. I was look- 
ing at a snap album of a Belgian refugee 
(obviously a gentleman) and I asked if 



APRIL, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



one snap he had was of Kew Gardens. He 
told me it was his own garden and the 
house he left in Brussels (the enemy were 
in it now, of course). It was a simply 
gorgeous garden with a beautiful villa in 
its midst. Oh, no, they are not all working- 
class people, yet there they are alongside 
each other on the cold concrete platform, 
or in their new bunks. It is better by far 
than living under the Nasi regime. And 
there are Maltese, and "Gibs'" (evacuees 
from Gibraltar), and French, and Dutch, 
and Norwegians — they are all down there 
and thank God from the bottom of their 
hearts for the sanctuary of a London 
tube! 

No wonder Londoners and all England 
stick it out when they hear the story these 
Europeans tell quietly across the bedding, 
without any dramatic emphasis — just the 
cold, blatant facts of atheistic ruthless bar- 
barism, of a race drunk with mesmerism 
of physical dominance. Godless, loveless, 
and repulsive to a freeman whose "home 
is his castle." his speech as free as the air, 
and individualism an inheritance of un- 
limited rights, justice and wisdom. 

The constant expectation of night raids 
keeps people out of the pubs (saloons) 
more, and prevents them from leaving the 
children on the steps in the cold while 
they play darts or checkers all evening, as 
used to be a frequent habit with a certain 
type of mortal. Many a poor kiddie is hav- 
ing a better time and more air at night in 
the tube than sardined between its parents 
in an airless bedroom in some poor cot- 
tage near a railway .siding: and those evacu- 
ated children are having the chance of 
their lives in the country! 

The shelterers begin to wake up at 5:30 
a.m. and are usually away to work by 7:30. 
Some are away by 6:00. The objection to 
the tube is that one gets so filthily dirty. 
My first desire is a bath, then ray breakfast. 
I have to wash my hair twice a week and 
underwear daily. 

New Year's Eve was very jolly. The fun 
started at 11:00 and finished at 1:00 a.m. 
Someone brought down a squeaking grama- 
phone and played old Scotch airs. A Scotch 
girl and a Belgian refugee did a "Highland 
Fling" down the platform; then at the New 
Year we sang. "Auld Lang Syne," "Our 
England"" and "God Save the King."' After 
much noise and hilarity the marshals called 
order and the fun quieted down. Another 
party started singing, "Just a Song at Twi- 
light."" followed by all the old favorites 
until 1 :00 a.m. Then we slept till our usual 
time of 5:00 o'clock. 

As I have not slept today at all. I am 
going to bed early, this being my night off. 
A real night's sleep and read in bed! 

So goodnight, America, and God bless 
you. 



Britain's Prayer 

Help me. oh God, to search my soul 

That I may know for what I fight: 
And knowing, may achieve the goal 

If it be worthy in Thy sight. 
Is it for power and wealth we send 

The flower of our youth to fall? 
If that be .so, God let the end 

Be swift and certain for us all. 
But if in truth for freedom's sake 

I gladly cast my all away. 
Then let me Thy forgiveness take 

And, losing all, still win the day. 

Anon, 



California Spring 
Garden Show, 1941 

^ "Rainbow Forest," with the largest 
waterfall ever built within the con- 
fines of a building, is being constructed 
for the 1941 California Spring Garden 
Show, which opens at the Oakland Expo- 
sition Building and adjacent grounds on 
April 30. with its traditional Sponsors" 
Preview on Tuesday evening, April 29. 

Carloads of rock from the mountain^ 
have been shipped to Oakland to form the 
base of the gigantic "Rainbow Fall."" which 
will dominate the mammoth, naturalistic 
forest scene. The rock has been brought 
from the unusual Devils Postpile National 
Monuraent in Mariposa County on the 
middle fork of the San Joaquin, where 
Rainbow Fall is located. 

Howard E. Gilkey. designer of the show, 
and James A. Petersen, construction super- 
intendent, recently made a trip to Rainbow 
Fall, making a scale model of the famous 
cascade and taking colored pictures to aid 
them in recreating this wondrous natural 
spectacle for the Oakland show. Rainbow 
Fall is 140 feet high. It will be reproduced 
for the Garden Show one-fourth of its 
actual size. Thousands of gallons of water 
a minute will roar down the 32-foot cas- 
cade, the first glimpse of which will be 
seen through a forest of giant Redwoods 
and alders. 

Last October 1600 wildflower bulbs were 
planted and in January thousands of seeds 
were sown on the slopes of a knoll in the 
Outdoor Gardens. On one of the wildflower 
slopes will bloom more than a thousand 
Camassias. Another slope will be covered 
with fifteen varieties of Mariposa lilies. 
Sixty-five different varieties of wildflowers 
will be in full bloom and thirty different 
varieties of native shrubs will be growing. 

Carpenters, electricians, brick-layers, ma- 
sons and gardeners are busily at work 
transforming the Exposition Building into 
a scene of breathtaking beauty. 

The show will be open to the public 
from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily from Wednes- 
day, April 30 to Sunday. May 4, inclusive. 



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Copper Flower Containers — copies of old Belgium wall pockets and egg 
baskets add richness for wall and table decorations. 

New things in blond wood — round and oval salad bowls, various styles 
of salad servers, serving boards for roasts or cold meats . . . Also hand 
carved salt and pepper sets. 

Cruet sets of light or dark wood with brass fittings and service of 
clear glass. 

Bells from Java of magnolia wood, delicately carved in typical Javanese 
patterns. 

Hand carved Javanese Figures in distinctly severe native dress. 

Flower baskets, garden baskets, lunch baskets, baskets of all kinds. Some 
imported, some domestic — all are interesting and unusual. 

For the garden: Wooden ducks, copper watering pots, scissors, smocks 
and colored cactus fibre twine for tying flowers. 

For the.^mdren: Small chairs from Mexico hand decorated in gay colors, 
washable nursery toys in hard finish materials in calico story book designs, 
miniature Noah's Arks in modern style. For infants, rattles with nursery 
rhymes delicately painted in vegetable dye colors. 

Things in the League Shop are fascinating, for they 
have been carefully selected from the world's markets. 

Ik mm SHOP 

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Open to the Public 



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CALENDAR 
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Swimming Pool Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a. m to 
12:30 p. m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. 

Friday 3 p. m. to 9 p. m. and Saturday 10 a. ra. to 4 p. m 

Men's Guest Night in Swimming Pool — Tuesday from 5:30 to 
6:30 p. m. and Friday from 5:30 to 9 p. m. 

League Bridge — Every Tuesday, Card Room, 2 and 7 p. m 



MAY, 1941 



ADVERTISERS' SHOW — MAY 12TH AND 13TH 



1 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10 a.tn.-4 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Marie Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Suruille presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8 p.m 

Two Colored Motion Films, "Great Cargoes" and "Incredible Rio." 
Presented by Mr. Roy A. Murray, Traveler and Lecturer. 

2 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11 a.m. 

5 — Club Round Table Main Dining Room.. 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

6 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — by Mrs. Henry £. Annis Room 208 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

(25 cents a corner.) 

8 — French Round Table — Mile. Mane Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program.. Lounge 8 p.m. 

Program of Songs and Readings presented by Mr. Jackson Perego. baritone, 
and Bernyce Faire, dramatic reader. 

9 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11 a.m. 

10 — Maypole Party — Swimming Pool (for children over seven) Swimming Pool 10:30 a, 

Admission 3 5c. 

12 — Advertisers' Show 3rd and 4th Floor.... 11 a.m.-9 p. 

Organ Recital and Fashion Shows. 2-5 p.m. 

Club Round Table Main Dining Rm 6:15-7:30 p.m, 

13 — Advertisers" Show 3rd and 4th Floor... .11 a.m.-9 p 

Organ Recital and Fashion Shows. 2-5 p.m. 

Contract Bridge In.struction and Supervised Play — by Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2 p.m. and 7 p.m, 

(25 cents a corner.) 

14 — Spanish Round Table — Senonta Angela Montiel presiding Mural Room 12:15 p.m. 

Book Review Dinner National Defenders' Rm 6 p.m 

Mrs. T. A. Stoddard will review "In This Our Life" by Ellen Glasgow. 

15 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10 a.m.-4 p.m 

French Round Table — Mile. Marie Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m 

French Rolfnd Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Suruille presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m, 

Thursday Evening Program _ Lounge 8 p.m. 

Address — "Music and Red Ink," by Dr. Ian Alexander, formerly director 
of the Chamber Opera Company of San Francisco. 

16 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier presiding Room 214 11 a.m. 

19 — Club Round Table Main Dining Rm 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

New Members' Tea Fourth Floor 4-6 p.m. 

20 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — by Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

(25 cents a corner.) 

22 — French Round Table — Mile. Mane Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8 p.m. 

Musical Program by Members of the Junior Musical Society of San Francisco — 
Mrs. Lillian Birmingham, Director. 

23 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier Room 214 11 a.m. 

26 — Club Round Table , Main Dining Rm 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

27 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — by Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

(25 cents a corner.) 

28 — Spanish Round Table — Senorita Angela Montiel presiding Mural Room 12:15 p.m. 

29 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

French Rolind Table — Mile. Mane Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Suruille presiding Main Dining Rm 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8 p.m. 

New Colored Motion Pictures of Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce National Parks, 
also an interesting and comprehensive film of Washington. D. C, presented by 
Mr. Mervyn D. Silbersten of the Silbersten Travel Bureau. 

JUNE, 1941 

2 — Club Round Table Main Dining Rm 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

3 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play — by Mrs. Henry £. Annis Room 208 2 and 7 p.m. 

(25 cents a corner.) 

5 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Marie Lemaire presiding Armex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Madeline le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Rm 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8 p.m. 

Personal Reminiscences and Experiences in the Art Business, by Mr. Charles S. 
Tames of Gump's. 

6 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Rose P. Olivier Room 214 11 a.m. 



MAY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

MAGAZINE 



PublUhed Monthly 
at 465 Post Street 




Telephone 
GArfield 8400 



EnlCRd as second-class matter April 14, 1928, at the Post Office 

al Sin Fr^n.'i«:o. Calilomia, under the act of March 3, 1879. 

SAN FRANOSCO 

Willu HickoK, Advertising Manager 



Volume XV 



May, 1941 



Number 4 



CONTENTS 

ARTICLES 

The Seventh Advertisers' Show 12-13 

Colorful Canada Calls — By H. Brickley Jones 14 

Americas Most Democratic Business — 

By Thomas Aitken, Jr 15 

Two Months in Retrospect — By Hazel Pedlar Faulkner 16 

DEPARTMENTS 

Calendar 2 

Announcements 4-5 

Editorial 1 1 

Poetry Page — Edited by Florence Keene 18 

I Have Been Reading 19 



OFFICERS OF THE WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 
OF SAN FRANCISCO 

President.. MISS KATHARINE DONOHOE 

First Vice-President _ MRS. MARCUS S. KOSHLAND 

Second Vice-President - MRS. STANLEY POWELL 

Third Vice-President MRS. MACONDRAY LL'NDBORG 

Treasurer „ _ MRS. LEO V. KORBEL 

Recording Secretary _ MISS BERTHA J. DALE 

Corresponding Secretary \rRS. HAZEL PEDLAR FAULKNER 




BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Mrs. Harry B. Allen 
Mrs. H. L. Alves 
Mrs. Harold H. Bjornstrom 
Mrs. George Boyd 
Mrs. William E. Colby 
Miss Lotus Coombs 
M.ss Bertha L. Dale 
Mrs. Duncan H. Davis 
Miss Katharine Donohoe 
Mrs. John O. Dresser 
Mrs. John M Eshleman 
Mrs. Pcrrv Eyre 
Mrs. H:iicl Pedlar Faulkner 
Mrs. John A. Flick 
Mrs. C. J. Goodell 



Mr> C. R. Walt. 



Mrs. W. B. Hamilton 
Mrs. Eugene S. Kilgore 
Mrs. Leo V. Korbel 
Mrs. M. S. Koshland 
Miss Marion W. Leale 
Mrs. Macondray Lundborg 
Mrs. Gar6eld Mcrner 
Miss Alicia Mosgrovc 
Dr. Ethel D. Owen 
Miss Harriet T. Parsons 
Miss Esther P. Phillips 
Mrs. Elizabeth Gray Potter 
Mrs. Stanley Powell 
Mrs, J. P. Rettenmayer 
■ ' . Paul Shoup 





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ANNOUNCEMENTS 




^ DELINQUENT MEMBERS — Are urged to pay 

their dues immediately, as last year's membership 

cards can no longer be honored. Dues may be paid at the 

Executive Office, or after office hours at the Main Desk. 



^ GLOVE-MAKING CLASSES continue on each 
Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon and eve- 
ning. Fee $2.00 for instructions, material extra. Mrs. Earl 
Tanbara, instructor. 



^ SPECIAL FIVE DOLLAR INITIATION FEE — 
In effect for the fiscal year, March 1941-1942. 
We are delighted at the response to this special initiation 
fee, for each day brings new members to us. As need for 
Volunteer Service grows, every new member can easily 
find her niche in our ever expanding Volunteer Program. 
Members are urged to interest their friends now, so that 
they may receive the full benefit of the year's dues. Initia- 
tion fee, S'i.OO; dues, $9.00. 

^ AD SHOW — This annual event, looked forward to 
each year with such keen interest by our members, is 
to be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 12th and l.ith. 
Plans for an unusually fine show are well under way. 
Passes are available at the Main Desk. Members are re- 
quested to sign all passes before giving them to their 
friends. 

^ IN THE LEAGUE SHOP — Containers for spring 
blossoms of glass and pottery in various shapes and 
colors. Imported and domestic figurines to be used in flower 
arrangements. Also glass marbles and floats for flower 
bowls. 



^ RESTAURANT DEPARTMENT — At our regu- 
lar Sunday night dinners, we are now serving special 
salads, buffet style. Each guest may select and mix her own 
salad bowl, using whichever dressing she prefers. Delight- 
ful combinations may he made in fruits, vegetables, sea 
foods, or mixed greens. 

^ CLASSES IN CONTRACT BRIDGE are progress- 
ing nicely. For the recreation hour in busy lives we 
suggest either the afternoon or evening class. Mrs. Annis, 
instructor, may be found in Room 208 every Tuesday at 
2 :00 o'clock and 7 :00 o'clock. The fee is 2^ cents a corner. 

^ RED CROSS — We regret that the questionnaire 
for this work was not inserted in the Magazine last 
month. It may be found on page 30 of this issue. Although 
we had a great many registrations by telephone, our future 
plans call for larger numbers, and we suggest that every 
member who can give even a small part of her time regis- 
ter for at least one of the services. Our sewing and knit- 
ting sections meet each day in Room 209 and there is 
always plenty of work ready for those who may care to 
drop in. 



MAY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



^ THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMS — Mrs. A. 
P. Black, Chairman, has planned for this month the 
following programs: On May 1st, two colored motion pic- 
ture films, "Great Cargoes" and "Incredible Rio" by Mr. 
Roy A. Murray, traveler and lecturer; May 8th, a program 
of songs and readings presented by Jackson Perego, bari- 
tone, and Bernyce Faire, dramatic reader; May 15th, an 
address, "Music and Red Ink," by Dr. Ian Alexander, for- 
merly director of the Chamber Opera Company of San 
Francisco; May 22nd, musical program by members of the 
Junior Musical Society of San Francisco, Mrs. Lillian Bir- 
mingham, director; May 29th, new colored motion pic- 
tures of Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce National Parks, 
also an interesting and comprehensive film of Washington, 
D. C. Program to be presented by Mr. Mervyn D. Silber- 
sten of the Silbersten Travel Bureau. The introductory 
program for June will be "Personal Reminiscences and Ex- 
periences in the Art Business," by Mr. Charles S. James 
of Gump's. 

^ BOOK REVIEW DINNER — The most eagerly 
awaited book of the season, "In This Our Life," by 
Ellen Glasgow, will be reviewed by Mrs. Thomas A. Stod- 
dard this month. Last autumn, the American Academy of 
Arts and Letters awarded the medal for fiction to Ellen 
Glasgow. To those who know her rich gift for story-tell- 
ing, her superb ability to create characters, her polished 
style, her wit tempered with compassion, this first novel in 
six years, reveals her same great understanding of the 
values in life. This wisest woman in the South has written 
her profound interpretation of our time in a startling dra- 
matic novel and has clearly stated what convictions men 
and women must hold if they are to live effectively in the 
troubled world we face today. However, there is nothing 
about war in this book. In the history of the American 
novel there is no skill quite like Ellen Glasgow's. The 
Book Review Dinner is at six o'clock on the evening of 
the second Wednesday, May 14th, in the National De- 
fenders' Room. 



^ LIBRARY COMMITTEE NOTES: The rule re- 
garding silence in the Library which was in abeyance 
while we were hostess to exposition guests is again in effect. 
Please cooperate with the Library Volunteers who are ex- 
pected to enforce this rule by refraining from all unneces- 
sary conversation in the Library. By doing so you will 
help us all enjoy quiet for reading, writing or studying 
which we should have in our Library. 

What do you want to read? In buying books, the 
Library Committee wishes to meet the needs and tastes of 
the membership. It can only do so if you will tell us what 
books you want in your Library'. A "Request Book" is 
kept at the Library desk in which we urge members to 
enter the titles of any books that they may wish purchased 
for the Library. With our limited income we can not 
promise to buy all the books asked for but the Committee 
is guided by the requests of members in selecting new 
books. 

A list of books recently added to the Library will be 
found elsewhere in this issue. 

^ MAYPOLE IN THE POOL — Another children's 
swimming party will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, 
May 10th, in the Women's City Club Pool. It's fun to 
race! The games are exciting! Children who were unable 
to attend the Easter Party will enjoy the Maypole quite 
as much, and children who were at the Easter Party know 
the fun in store now. Remember the date. May 10th! Ad- 
mission, J 5 cents. 

^ ROUND TABLES in French and Spanish continue 
to meet regularly each week. French Round Tables: 
Mile. Marie Lemaire, director, are held ever)' Thursday at 
the noon hour. French Round Tables: Mile. Le Brun de 
Surville, director, ever)' Thursday at the dinner hour. Span- 
ish Round Tables; Senorita Angela Montiel, ever>' second 
and fourth Wednesday at the noon hour. 



Mo^fJxuf.-^^uedJa^- Matf i2-i3 



CXUB MAGAZINE — MAY, 1941 




Map showing W omen's City Club — hospitality center for our Atlvertisers on May 12 and 13 



WOMEN'S CITY CLUB MAGAZINE 




A MESSAGE 



Dues enable an organization to prosper. The National 
League for Woman's Service has a large program for 1941. 
Every paid-up membership adds to the success of its under- 
takings and to its ability to answer the many calls for 
volunteer service as they shall come from all sides. 



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Announcing 
the 7th 

AVVERTISERS' 
SHOW 

May 12 & 13 






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COME TO 
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^ DATS of unusual entertainment at the Club- 
house carefully planned by the Advertisers in the 
Women s City Club Magazine ••••••••••••• 
Fashion Reviews, Music, Working Displays, Previews, 
Exhibits of all kinds. Teas, Dinners, Door Prizes, more 
interesting and more beautiful than ever before! 



SPONSORS 

Seventh Advertisers' Show 



Abbot, Mrs. S. L. 
Allen, Miss Catherine A. 
Allen. Mrs. Harry B. 
Allin, Mrs, B. C. 
Allyne, Miss Lucy H. 
Alves, Mrs. Henry L. 
Anderson, Mrs. Berrien P. 
Applegarth, Mrs. George Adrian 
Ash, Dr. Rachael L. 
Ashe, Miss Elizabeth 
Ashley, Mrs. Jessie Douglas 
Austin, Miss Elizabeth M. 

Bacigalupi, Mrs. Tadini J. 
Bailhache, Mrs. Arthur Lee 
Bakewell, Mrs. John Jr. 
Barkan, Mrs. Otto 
Bassick, Mrs. W. R. 
Bentley, Miss Florence 
Bepler, Dr. Alice C. 
Beronio, Miss Eda 
Bjornstrom, Mrs. Harold H. 
Black, Mrs. A. P. 
Bosley, Mrs. William B. 
Bourn, Miss Ida H. 
Boyd, Mrs. George 
Bradley, Mrs. F. W. 
Brittan, Miss Mary Burt 
Bujannoif, M'ss Olga 
Burt, Mrs. Chauncy L 

Cambron, Mrs. Carroll G. 
Carl, Mrs. Louis J. 
Casserly, Miss Margaret 
Caswell, Mrs. George W. 
Chamberlain, Mrs. Selah 
Coblentz, Mrs. Lambert 
Coffin, Mrs. Sheru'ood 
Coghlan, Mrs. John P. 
Colby, Mrs. Wm. E. 
Coldwcll. Mrs. Colbert 
Cole, Mrs. Charles C. 
Coombs, Miss Lotus 
Cooper, Mrs. C. M. 
Cope, Mrs. Walter B. 
Coxon, Mrs. Philip A. 
Curry, Mrs. Chas. E. 
Gushing. Mrs. O. K. 
Cushman, Mrs. Douglas 

Dale, Miss Bertha J. 
Davidson, Mrs. Marie Hicks 
Davis, Mrs. Alvin 
Davis, Mrs. Duncan H. 
Dclany, Miss Marion 
D'Ettel, Mrs. Arthur 
Donohoc, Miss Katharine 
Downing, Mrs. Paul M. 
Draper, Mrs. Lawrence 



Dresser, Mrs. John O. 
Drexler, Mrs. E. A. 
Dunham, Miss Mary C. 



Easley, Mrs. Julia M. 
Eloesser, Mrs. Herbert 
Epstein, Mrs. Milton 
Esberg, Mrs. Milton H. 
Eshleman. Mrs. John M. 
Ewing. Miss Grace 
Eyre, Mrs. E. E. 
Eyre, Mass Mary 
Eyre. Mrs. Perry 



Faulkner, Mrs. Hazel Pedlar 
Felton, Mrs. Chas. N. 
Field, Mrs. Alexander 
Fitzhugh, Mrs. Wm. M. 
Flick, Mrs. John A. 
Folger, Mrs. Roy S. 



Gem's, Mrs. Leon 
George. Miss Julia 
Gerbode, Mrs. Frank 
Ghirardelli, Mrs. Domingo 
Glaser. Mrs. Edward F. 
Glass, Mrs. Severin Stanley 
Glover, Dr. Mary E. 
Goldstein, Miss Lutie D. 
Goodell, Mrs. C. J. 
Grant, Mrs. Joseph D. 
Gray, Mrs. Horace 
Griffin, Mrs. Andrew 



Haas, Mrs. Walter A. 
Hall, Miss Frances M. 
Hall. Mr,s. Frank M. 
Hamilton. Mrs. W. B. 
Hardy-Ballance, Mrs. Maude 
Harkness, Mrs. Raymond L. 
Harris, Mrs. Carroll T. 
Harris, Mrs. L. W. 
Hastings, Mrs. Russell P. 
Heller, Mrs. E. S. 
Hewitt. Mrs. A. F. 
Heyl, Miss Hazel 
Hibberd, Mrs. L N. 
Hobart, Mrs. Lewis P. 
Holbrook, Mrs. Charles H. Jr. 
Howell, Mrs. Albert 
Howell. Mrs. John 
Howlett, Mrs. Frank 
Hunt, Mrs. Charles Leigh 
Huntington, Miss Marion 
Hurtgen, Mrs. Alfred 
Hutchinson, Miss Emogenc 
Hyde. Mrs. Orra Crosby 



Johnson, Mrs. Mabel T. 
Johnston, Miss Dorothea 

Keep, Miss Rosalind A. 
Kendrick, Mrs. Charles 
Kent, Mrs. William Jr. 
Kent, Mrs. William 
Kilgore, Mrs. E. S. 
Klumpke. Miss Julia 
Korbcl, Mrs. L. V. 
Koshland, Mrs. Daniel E. 
Koshland, Mrs. Marcus S. 

La Boyteaux, Mrs. J. C. 
Lane, Miss Myra 
Langhorne, Mrs. James P. 
Leale, Miss Edith 
Leale, Miss Marion W. 
Leis, Mrs. Isabel Stine 
Lengfeld, Mrs. A. L. 
Lilienthal, Miss Victoria 
Lillick, Mrs. Ira S. 
Lord, Miss Ida J. 
Low, Miss Flora C. 
Lowry, Miss Agnes 
Lundborg, Mrs. Macondray 

Mabury, Miss Carlotta 
MacCallum, Miss Jean A. 
MacFarland, Mrs. Frank M. 
MacGavin. Mrs. Drummond 
Maddux, Mrs. Jackson 
Madison, Mrs. Marshall 
Madison, Mrs. Randolph 
Mallett, Mrs. Fowler 
Martin, Mrs. Winthrop 
Matthews, Mrs. Arthur F. 
McClelland, Mrs. Charlotte F. 
McConnell, Miss Adelaide C. 
McDonald, Mrs. Mark L. 
McDuffie. Mrs. Duncan 
Mcintosh, Miss Jean 
McLean, Miss Fannie W. 
McNear, Mrs. George P. 
Mehegan, Miss Eva 
Merner, Mrs. Garfield 
Mills, Miss Marjorie W. 
Moody, Mrs. F. S. 
Moore, Miss Isabelle 
Morse, Mrs. Ednah R. 
Mosgrove, Miss Alicia 

Neuenburg, Mrs. A. E. 
Newhall, Mrs. Edwin W. Jr. 
Norton, Miss EHzabeth 

Oat, Miss Amy L. 
O'Sullivan, Mi.ss Ellen 
Owen. Dr. Ethel D. 



Parson: 


i. Miss Harriet T. 


Pauson 


, Miss Rose 


Phillip; 


\, Miss Esther B. 


Pierce, 


Miss Mabel L. 


Porter, 


Mrs. Bruce 


Potter, 


Mrs. Ashton 


Potter, 


Mrs. Thomas M. 


Powell. 


Mrs. Stanley 


Pringle 


, Mrs. Wiliam B. 



Reed, Mrs. Alfred C. 
Reid, Mrs. Jessie Shaw 
Rettenmayer, Mrs. J. P. 
Reynolds. Mrs. Charles M. 
Rodgers. Miss Grace 
Rodgers, Miss Marion 

Seckels, Miss Alice 
Sharp, Mrs. James G. 
Shaw, Mrs. H. K. 
Shoup, Mrs. Paul 
Slack, Miss Edith 
Sloss, Mrs. Louis 
Sloss, Mrs. Joseph 
Son, Miss Blanche A. 
Stanwood, Mrs. Edward B. 
Stern, Mrs. Sigmund 
Stoddard, Mrs. Thos. A. 
Stoll, Mrs. Horatio 
Strickland, Mrs. S. L. 
Sussman. Mrs. S. 
Sutro, Mrs. Alfred 
Sutton, Mrs. Effingham 

Taylor, Miss Frances 
Thayer. Mrs. Raymond H. 
Theobald. Mrs. J. J. 
Tibbe, Miss Madeline 
Tittle, Mrs. H. S. 
Tobey, Miss Emmy 
Treat, Mrs, Payson J. 
Tucker, Mrs. Nion 
Turner, Mrs. Frank 

Von Hagen, Miss Leonidc A. 

Walter, Mrs. C .R. 
Watkins, Mrs. James F. 
Westdahl, Mrs. Lawrence 
Wilcox, Miss Mary F. 
Williams, Mrs. J. W. 
Williams. Mrs. W. Wilberforcc 
Wilson, Mrs. G. O. 
Wiseman, Miss Georgca A. 
Wollner, Miss Carol 
Wores, Mrs. Theodore 

Yost, Miss Mary 



CLUB MAGAZINE — MAY, 1941 



. . . seven has a charm 



THE ADVERTISERS' SHOW this year is the seventh at the 
Women's City Club of San Francisco. There is magic in the number 
seven, and this Show will be a gala event in the history of all such shows. 
New displays, new exhibits, new table settings, new floral decorations, cop- 
per and brass, rare china and pewter, moving pictures, interior decorations, 
fashion reviews, in truth — everything that will interest the woman buyer and 
educate her most agreeably to the newest "gadgets'" and charm her with 
"the last word" in the act of showmanship. Tour of the exhibits will be en- 
tertainment in itself, but added to this will be fashion parades each after- 
noon, and on the second evening the most exciting moment of the Show — 
the drawings for door prizes, which each year thrill each lucky winner to 
the envy of all who are present. Members who have come to former Shows 
know how dehghtful these annual events are. Members who have joined this 
year, and for whom the Seventh Show is their first, have a treat in store. 



THE PURPOSE of our Advertisers' Shows is so subtly concealed that 
many do not realize that they have a purpose at all. Shall we tell you 
the secret? They are given to bring about a closer contact between our own 
members and the firms who advertise in the Women's City Club Magazine. 
All year long, our Advertising Manager sells us to our advertisers and 
pledges our readers' interest in the advertising columns of the Club periodi- 
cal. Suddenly each year, at the Shows in the Clubhouse, members of the 
Club become real to the firms who have been told about us and in turn the 
firms step out of the pages of the Magazine and speak to us in person. 
Vivid and real to each other, no third party is necessary. The Magazine has 
introduced us. We can now visit together and learn of each other. The con- 
tact between producer and consumer is thus no idle term. It is actual as it 
comes to life at the Advertisers' Shows at the Women's City Club. 



THE TIME of the Show this year is May. The dates are Monday and 
Tuesday, May 12th and 13th. "A little later than usual," you say. 
Yes, but dates chosen with a purpose. A new charm enters the scene this 
year with the many late spring and early summer suggestions which the 
advertisers will bring us. Weddings mean social events to be arranged and 
gifts to he bought. Travel means new outfits and latest travel accessories. 
Spring house-cleaning necessitates refurbishing of old furniture and purchase 
of new. Our advertisers know our problems and with the help of scientific 
research which has opened up an undreamed of world, will solve them for 
us. Nowhere does an Advertisers' Show become so personal or give more 
real pleasure to guests who are invited to see what has been brought together 
for the special entertainment and education of the readers of the Women's 
City Club Magazine. 



BRING YOUR FRIENDS. Take advantage of this unusual setting 
by entertaining at the clubhouse at luncheon, tea or dinner when 
the exhibits on Third and Fourth Floor will add to the gayety of the scene 
of an already lovely club building. Special menus will make every hostess 
proud to be a member. 



EDITORIAL 




^ Dunng the Exposition Year many of us had the 
pleasure of sharing with friends visiting from afar 
the privileges of the Women's City Club. Many of these 
guests stayed several days, some of them several weeks. 
Others lived in hotels and used some one department — 
the dining room or the swimming pool or the League Shop. 
Whether they made a cursor)^ call or stayed on, the uni- 
versal comment was, "This is a most attractive clubhouse. 
The atmosphere is so home-like." 

Exposition years have gone. Now there is another pic- 
ture to interest guests. Busy fingers in the Club Red Cross 
work room on the Second Floor stitch and knit daily, and 
great packages of finished garments leave and are sent 
from this room to the Production Department of the San 
Francisco Chapter. All this extra volunteer service inter- 
feres in no way with the regular units — those which sew 
for the Clubhouse and those which address the Club Mag- 
azines. On Third and Fourth Floors too, are further ex- 
amples of the loyal daily volunteer service — in cafeteria 
and library and lounge. On the First Floor there is the Na- 
tional Defenders' Club, which links the beginning of the 
National League for Woman's Service of twenty years ago 
with the services of the present hour, and where guests who 
see the Auditorium for the first time are impressed with 
the quality of the room and the unrestricted hospitality of- 
fered to men in the Army, Navy, and Air Services. They 
ask how the League happened to be ready and are inter- 
ested in the history. 



These are but a few of the many reasons why right now 
every Club member should buy the annual unlimited guest 
card privilege for one dollar. The National League is in 
action and guests are eager to know of it all. This guest 
privilege is a very simple way of broadcasting the news of 
the National League for Woman's Service of Cahfornia. 

Travel this summer will be limited to the Americas. 
Guests wU arrive in California all summer. Be sure you 
have gotten your dollar privilege, which lasts throughout 
the fiscal year and which makes it possible for you to 
entertain x^ath pride at your own Club. This can be your 
volunteer service. 

^ At a reception on the afternoon of May 19th the 
President and Board of Directors will receive new 
members. It is hoped that the sponsors will also be present 
on this occasion. To be properly introduced into your own 
Club means a happy memory, and so although there is no 
formal initiation into the National League for Woman's 
Service, it is important to let new members know that they 
are welcomed officially into membership. This reception 
will give opportunity to point out that they have joined 
an organization that is alert to the program which at pres- 
ent involves America in Red Cross, British Relief, and 
various services associated with the recreation hours of 
the men called to training in National Defense. How won- 
derful it would be if on this Tuesday, May 12th, every 
present member would introduce one new member to the 
National League for Woman's Service. This would be a 
service which would allow the League to accomplish "mil- 
lions," for added income of dues would make possible many 
things not yet possible. The National League for Woman's 
Service was eight thousand strong when it started its vol- 
unteer service. The National League for Woman's Service 
is again called into active duty. Let us, each one, interest 
one new member and present her to the Board of Direc- 
tors at the tea on May 12th. 

^ The Advertisers Show this year will be a gala event 
for members of the National League for Woman's 
Ser\'ice, for it wnll open a door into a world of creative 
genius as applied to things of usefulness and beauty rather 
than to things of destruction and chaos as is so often the 
case in this sad world today. We welcome to our club- 
house these annual guests — ^advertisers of the Women's 
City Club Magazine. They in turn will welcome us to the 
exhibits which they will bring together for our pleasure on 
May 12th and 15th. Let us all be there. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — MAY. 1941 




SEVENTH 

ADVERTISERS' 

SHOW 



^^^ 



^ To be entertained in one's own home is the happy 
experience of the Women's City Club each year when 
the Advertisers of the Club Magazine "take over" the 
third and fourth floors of the clubhouse with exhibits which 
delight the eye and the palate, and which bring to life 
the advertising columns that we have grown to know so 
well. This year is the Seventh Annual Advertisers' Show. 
Coming in May, a month later than usual, this show wi'l 
usher in the summer season, and the various firms who 



are exhibiting will picture what to do for our June brides 
and what to prepare for our holiday travels which we 
are just beginning to dream about. This Seventh Show 
will in itself have an air of professionalism which former 
shows could not have — a professional unity caused by 
year after year of common experience of forty odd firms. 
We know of no city or club where such a family of 
advertisers has come together annually for seven consecu' 
tive years. Preliminary committee meetings as a result 



The finest in sik'cr, copper and 
brass — especially designed and 
hand-made by Dir\ Van Erp. 




MAY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 




The colorful Mexican exhibit of the White House in the American Room. 



are this year superfluous. Plans are sent in and requisi- 
tions for space announced, and suddenly and with great 
expedition, the forthcoming Show is on its way "without 
fuss or feather." Quietly a day or two before the Show 
itself, the exhibits arrive, and on time and in order on 
the morning of May twelfth, the Seventh Advertisers" 
Show at the Women's City Club will open its doors. The 
exhibitors have already told of outstanding features 
planned for our especial audience. They have made unique 



things because they feel they will appeal. We owe them 
the courtesy of coming to see them, for as we said at the 
beginning, we are being entertained in our own home, 
and support of the Advertisers of the Women's City Club 
Magazine is what makes it financially possible to print 
monthly what is without question one of the most widely- 
read of all club periodicals. May 12th and 13th — the 
Seventh Advertisers' Show at the Women's City Club! 




Philip Morris — "America's Fin- 
est." The pac\ages of twos dis- 
tributed by "Johnny" hive in- 
fluenced many new friends to 
"Call for Philip Morris." 



CLUB MAGAZINE — MAY, 1941 



COLORFUL 

CANADA 
CALLS 



by H. Brickley Jones 



^ As this issue goes to press, the merchants of San Fran- 
cisco are sponsoring a "Buy British" week, knowing 
that every dollar spent on British goods will go back into 
American factories and farms which are selling to Britain 
what she needs so urgently. In another small way you can 
also further this idea — by spending your summer vacation 
in Canada. 

No doubt at some time in your life you have considered 
a visit to Canada. However, in normal times there have 
been so many other possible trips, that our neighbor to the 
North has been unconsciously passed by in favor of that 
longer trip — to Europe, the Orient, South Africa, Egypt, 
etc. 

The western provinces of Canada — British Columbia 
and Alberta — offer a diversity of scenery, climate and 
charm, which gives Californians a welcome change from 
their normal living conditions. 

Of British Columbia, Rudyard Kipling once said : "Lum- 
ber, coal, minerals, fisheries, fit soil for fruit, dairy and poul- 
try farms, are all there in a superb climate. The natural 
beauty of earth and sky match these lavish gifts, to which 





are added thousands of miles of safe and sheltered water- 
ways, deep harbors, ice free ports, all the title deeds to 
half the trade of Asia. If her people care to hft up their 
eyes from their almost sub-tropical gardens they can behold 
snowy peaks across blue bays, which must be good for the 
soul." Kipling's inspiring thoughts will be appreciated even 
more after you have seen the beauties of British Columbia. 

Whether you have but two weeks or a longer period for 
vacation, British Columbia offers many alternatives. On a 
first visit, perhaps, a visit to the cities of Victoria, capital 
of the province, said to be more English than England 
itself, and Vancouver, with its magnificent harbor, its parks 
and beaches. If time permits, a side-trip of eighty miles to 
Harrison Hot Springs, situated on Harrison Lake, should 
by all means be taken. This beautiful spa combines scenic 
beauty, facilities for vacation pleasures as well as for health 
recuperation. Its medicinal springs are said to vie with those 
of the best European spas such as Vichy, Carlsbad, etc. 

Perhaps you fancy a trip by water, at least in part. A 
cruise up the coast of Vancouver Island from Victoria or 
to the many beautiful fjords of the main British Columbia 
coast from Vancouver will prove an intensely interesting 
and, at the same time, an extremely inexpensive trip. There 
are about ten different itineraries from which to choose, 
varying from 2 to 14 days. (Continued on page 24 



MAY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



AMERICA'S 

MOST 

DEMOCRATIC 

BUSINESS 

by Thomas Aitken, Jr. 



^ Time was when you really didn't have much to say 
about the things manufacturers made for you. In those 
days it wasn't easy to adapt a product to your needs, and 
advertising merely announced what goods were for sale. 
Mrs. Consumer took it or left it. 

Not now. Production is more adaptable, and smart pro- 
ducers change goods to suit your needs. Soon after manu- 
facturers learned that they could sell more by making what 
buyers wanted rather than what could be most easily pro- 
duced, they made advertising's greatest forward step. In- 
stead of using advertising merely to announce what was 
available, they began to tell buyers what they wanted to 
know about goods. Simple as this change may now seem, 
it was the beginning of American advertising as a real eco- 
nomic force. It was a transition from the old days when 
"space brokers" bought newspaper pages and resold them 
piecemeal to advertisers, to the day when these space bro- 
kers became creators of selling advertising. It didn't take 
long for some of these advertising pioneers to realize that 
advertising gained sales power as soon as it began to give 
the public detailed information about the products oifered 
and their benefits. This was a recognition of the fact that 
Mrs. Consumer had a choice in the matter of what she 
bought. That recognition made the producer and the ad- 
vertiser the servant of Mrs. Consumer, making what she 
wanted and telling her what she wanted to know about it. 
This was the most democratic idea that had ever been in- 
troduced into business. When the public became boss, de- 
mocracy entered business; and advertising first realized 
that mass selling made the public its master. 

The public handsomely rewarded the men who intro- 
duced democracy into business in this way. Samuel Hop- 
kins, Kennedy, Ayer, and other men whose activities 
started the slogan "it pays to advertise," found their suc- 
cess so lucrative that advertising men ever since have envied 
those exciting, get-rich-quick days, those days when Pepso- 
dent, Palmolive and the first automobiles began to loom 
on the American scene, and the public reacted so eagerly 



to advertising which s^Ad instead of merely announcing 
that profits spilled into the coffers of these business vis- 
ionaries. 

This was prcwf that in America, democracy pays. Adver- 
tising never forgot the lesson. Over the following decades 
it worked to develop the technique of telling you what 
you want to know, of appealing to your desires. The tech- 
nique has replaced with research the intuitive genius of 
advertising's first leaders. Now very few advertisers guess 
what you want to buy or how you want it advertised. 
They ask you. Those questionnaires you receive in the 
mail, those telephone calls with their seemingly bothersome 
questions, these interviewers at your door are just part of 
advertising's modern democratic technique. 

It's an honest technique and one best for all concerned. 
It subjects business to the will of the majority. It does this 
eagerly and anxiously and so becomes one of our most 
democratic activities in terms of our definition of democ- 
racy. 

The technique is a thorough one. Suppose a canner 
launches on the packing of a new tomato juice. Years ago, 
he would have proceeded with a set plan, canning juice 
from tomatoes, putting it on the market for sale, perhaps 
advertising that it was available at certain prices. 

But this is the procedure a canner followed just two 
years ago. He canned a small quantity of his juice. He took 
this juice and samples of other juices to a large group of 
women and without giving them the names of the brands 
asked them to express their preferences. When he was sat- 
isfied that his product measured up to the standard de- 
manded by these women, he was prepared to go further. 
He made up a list of names for his product. He asked an- 
other group to select the name they liked best. He followed 
the majority's choice. In a questionnaire given to a repre- 
sentative group of women, he found that the quantity of 
tomato juice consumed in the summer is almost as great 
as that in winter. He decided to advertise all year around. 
He was told, too, that these women preferred to buy the 
handy number 2 and number 5 size cans. He ordered num- 
ber 2 and number 5 size cans. When his questionnaire re- 
vealed that women often buy tomato juice in groups of 
three cans, he made a special price for three cans of his 
juice. When he was sure that tomato juice was principally 
a breakfast drink, he asked his advertising agency to build 
that fact into his advertising. 

Then he was ready to start produdng and selling his 
product. Naturally, his project was a startling success. 
Why not? He was producing what he already knew was 
wanted, offering it in the form he already knew was most 
convenient, advertising it for the uses he already knew 
were constant. He was adhering to the will of the majority, 
and the majority rewarded him with its patronage. 

Is it any wonder that advertising has, through research 
and adjustment to the facts uncovered by research, become 
probably the most democratic business in the world? Is it 
any wonder that in demtKratic i Continued on page 26 



CLUB MAGAZINE — MAY, 1941 



15 



TWO 
MONTHS 

IN 
RETROSPECT 



By Hazel Pedlar Faulkner 




Fred Smith and Cecil Lin\ey — U. S. S. "Delta ^ueen. 
moment at the J^ational Defenders Cluh. 



^ Two months ago today the Number One National De- 
fenders Club in the auditonum of the Women's City 
Club was opened at 449 Post Street for service to the men 
in Uncle Sam's uniforms. Men suddenly drafted from 
civilian life — ^young business and professional men, young 
men out of school and college — and that larger company 
of young men called from the trades and the crafts which 
they knew so well — to take up this new business of soldier- 
ing — have made good use of it. 

They have come from thirty-two states of the Union, — 
they represent every branch of the military service, — they 
represent many walks of life. In their uniforms they have 
this one other thing in common — the prixalege of sharing 
the facilities of their club. 

And if any one of them has been disappointed or feels 
"let down" he has not been heard from. We doubt if he 
exists, — because every boy who has registered in the Na- 
tional Defenders' Club book — and that is the only require- 
ment for membership and use of the Club — has come back 
again and again where that has been possible. The only 
reason for failure to do so has been the fact of the swift 
movement of troops, the calls for sea duty or the exigencies 
of quarantine. 

Two months ago the committee responsible for establish- 
ment of the National Defenders' Club opened a partly fur- 
nished club room. It had desks and stationery with the 
National Defenders' Club insignia for use of the men, — 
it had a couch or two for rest purposes, it had a handsome 
old oak family dining table for ping pong and it had a 
library with current magazines and new books along with 



some choice volumes of other years. In short it had the 
"makings" of today's National Defenders' Club room — 
plus a vision of what can be done and what is needed in the 
way of service to the enlisted forces. 

The club room has fine billiard and pool tables, a ping 
pong table, half a dozen couches and as many easy chairs, 
victrolas and radios, a music corner with the grand square 
piano and musical instruments, — it has in brief a set-up 
which elicits exclamations of surprise and joy from the men 
who see it for the first time, — and a bit of a proprietary air 
on the part of the men who have been using it and who 
(as they are doing repeatedly) bring in a comrade to enjoy 
it too. 

What does it mean to the boys who use it? They are 
continually surprised to find a club in which service is the 
watchword, and in which they have but to ask for what 
they want to get an answer. 

Easter Sunday — the first away from home for a number 
of the boys — furnished a new light on the Defenders' Club. 
Homesick lads who had attended church — whose Easter 
Sundays at home had meant family dinner and some one 
to talk to about the spirit of the day — were here in groups. 
And the presence in uniform of understanding listeners 
of club members whose own boys perhaps had been sent to 
other military fields gave the day new meaning and new joy. 

To enjoy a cup of coffee which they had watched brew- 
ing, — and to eat sandwiches with trimmings which they 
had seen made — these experiences gave them a bit of the 
feel of home. The volunteers on duty in the Club knew 
that there were many homes in the Middle West and the 



MAY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



North, East and South where an answering longing was 
felt for these boys who found a bit of home at 449 Post 
Street. 

What sort of service do we give? It is not all concerned 
with fo(xi or games. It brings to the boy who saved for a 
month to make a purchase for which he was overcharged 
— because he had someone to present his "case at court," — 
which in this instance needed only her statement to secure 
the refund. It enables a boy from the hills of the South, 
en route to duty in the Pacific to communicate with a bro- 
ther (whom he has not seen for two years) stationed here- 
abouts, and to find that the brother had orders for embark- 
ation here on the same transport which is taking the new- 
comer to his post. And so a reunion on shipboard was in 
prospect for a happy lad whose few hours in San Francisco 
had brought him to the National Defenders' Club. 

Already the call for the sewing kit has been heard, and 
the first buttons sewed on for a man who in turn wants to 
give his specialized service to the club. Another boy — 
whose college course was secured by the popular soda foun- 
tain route wants to help during a rush in the canteen! A 
typist who turned to the club typewriter as to a long-lost 



friend wants to help type the records — and so it goes. 

Several hundred men who have found in the National 
Defenders" Club the bright spot in a new leisure time ex- 
perience are receiving service in the spirit in which it is 
given — and are wanting to return in kind ! 

The League member whose interests embrace the reading 
of registers and enrollment can find in the record of en- 
rollments in the National Defenders' Club a thrilling bit 
of pleasure. Beginning with the opening date, when the 
number one enrollee signed Wisconsin after his name, 
there has been a constant widening of the geographical 
representation among the men who make use of the Club. 
Within the first eight weeks thirty-three states (including 
Hawaii) have been represented. They are — in the order in 
which they "signed in" at the Club — from Wisconsin, 
Michigan, Illinois, California, Iowa, Missouri, Massa- 
chusetts, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Wash- 
ington, Arizona, Ohio, Alabama, Indiana, New York, 
Oregon, Texas, Hawaii, Arkansas, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, 
Montana, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Kansas, South 
Carolina, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Connecticut, North Caro- 
lina, Virginia. 




A boo\ worm in action 

at the 

T^ational Defenders' 

Club Library. 

Henry L. May, 

Receiving Station, 

San Francisco 



CLUB MAGAZINE — MAY, 1941 



POETRY PAGE 



Edited by Florence Keene 



The Bravest Battle 

The bravest battle that ever was fought; 

Shall I tell you where and when? 
On the maps of the world you will find it not; 

It was fought by the mothers of men. 

Nay, not with cannon or battle shot, 

With sword or nobler pen; 
Nay, not with eloquent word or thought. 

From mouths of wonderful men. 

But deep in a walled-up woman's heart — 
Of woman that would not yield. 

But patiently, silently bore her part — 
Lo! there in that battlefield. 

No marshaling troop, no bivouac song; 

No banner to gleam and wave; 
But oh! these battles they last so long — 

From babyhood to the grave! 

Yet, faithful still as a bridge of stars. 
She fights in her walled'up town — 

Fights on and on in the endless wars. 
Then silent, unseen — goes down. 

Oh, ye with banners and battle shot, 

And soldiers to shout and praise, 
I tell you, the kingliest victories fought 

Were fought in these silent ways. 

O, spotless woman in world of shame! 

With splendid and silent scorn. 
Go back to God as white as you came, 

The kingliest warrior born. 

— Joaquin Miller. 



In Men Whom Men Condemn 

In men whom men condemn as ill 

I find so much of goodness still. 

In men whom men pronounce divine 

I find so much of sin and blot, 

I hesitate to draw the line 

Between the two, where God has not. 

— ^^JoAQuiN Miller. 



I Shall Remember 

Mother was like Dresden, 
Frail and pink and white; 

Gentle with her sewing 
By a table light. 

Mother was like silence 
In the woods when she 

Paused and smiled and listened 
Thoughtfully to mc. 

Mother wore a white shawl 

In a rocking chair; 
Comforted, I knew that 

I should find her there. 

Other girls had mothers 

Different in ways; 
Mine was like a fragrance 

Over all my days. 



-Jane Sayre. 



Old Gloves 



Old gloves are tragic things 

On woman's hands. 

With raveled strands 
Of cloth, or stain that clings 

To faded, outworn kid. 

My mother prayed 

In hers: the frayed 
Old gloves could not be hid 

In church or on the street. 

And when I find 

Gloves of rich kind 
On hands my glances meet. 

The tears flood to my eyes. 

And too I pray: 

"Fine gloves, betray 
Mc not with grief and sighs" — 

My mother never had 

Fine gloves to make her glad. 

— Ben Field. 



Ben Field was born in Connecticut in 1868, but was educated and has spent most of his ]ife in Los Angeles. At the age of 16 he sailed 
around Cape Horn in an English four-master, "The Micronesia," from San Pedro. Cal., to Liverpool. His mother was a direct descendant 
of Lyman Hall, signer of the Declaration of Independence: his father was related to Eugene Field. His son, Frederic Field, lost his life 
in the World War, and a bell ivas dedicated to him at the village of Fauconcourt. about sixty miles from Paris, and hangs in the church 
tower. He contributed to the "Overland Monthly" for over thirty years and was poetry editor for several years; has had several boo\s of 
poems pubhshed, has appeared in many publications throughout the State, and is well \nown among all the writers clubs of California. 

Joaquin Miller ujas bom in Indiana in 1841. and died at "The Hights," his home in the luooded hills of Oa\land. in J 91 3. 
Lawyer, judge, and journalist, his "Songs of the Sierras." published in England in ]87I, brought him faine. He ii;rote one of the 
two great historical poems of America. "Coiumbu,?." the other being Emerson's "Concord Hymn." It has been said that these two 
poems "are each better than anything of the ^ind in the English language." 

Jane Sayre (Mrs. George E. Chichester) lives in San Francisco. She is known more for her humorous verse, which has appeared 
in many natioruil publications. 



MAY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



I HAVE BEEN READING 




And Beacons Burn Again; by Henry 
Jesson. D. Appleton-Century Com- 
pany, Inc. $1.00. Reviewed by Cath- 
erine Allen. 

My First War: An Army Officer's Jour- 
nal for May 1940 (Through Belgium 
to Dunkirk). By Captain Sir Basil 
Bartlett, Bt. Macmillan Co. 1941. 
1.25. Reviewed by Cora Bjornstrom. 

Reckon With the River, by Clar\ Mc- 
Mee\in. Appleton-Century Company. 
$2.50 Reviewed by Ruth M. Levin. 

^ Henry Jesson, a young Englishman 
heir-presumptive to the Barony of 
Audley. has had a fine education at 
Lancing College. Oxford University and 
the Embassy School of Acting in London. 
He chose the art of the theatre for his 
life's work and became an actor. Evi- 
dently this is not in- accord with his family 
tradition and it must have caused some 
trouble, but Henry is an individualist as 
his friends state, "there is literally no one 
who feels as you do." 

The diary begins in East Hampton, Long 
Island, U. S. A., where he has been for 
two years, having won a fellowship in the 
Rollins School of the Theatre there. 

Henry loves America from the minute 
he arrives — its life, customs and the free- 
dom and he settles down to enjoy life to 
the full. He seems very young. 

He believes in that difficult faith, paci- 
fism — in that he abhors war and all the 
horror and misery pertaining to it. He be- 
lieves history is made by creative arts not 
by wars of destruction. Henry is also an 
idealist as he longs "for endless peace and 
true charity towards the minds and reaction 
of every race and color," but does nothing 
to help it along. Henry Jesson is a beauti- 
ful phrase-maker, and his letters make one 
think, but there is at the beginning a 
strong feeling of self — it all sounds well — 
but he does love himself and his opinions 
first and rather resents anything that would 
disturb his pleasant way of life. 

But now he meets his first real prob- 



lem. A cable calls him home to a dying 
father and his country is at war. His mind 
is greatly confused. He is a pacifist. 

He leaves by Clipper and his descrip- 
tions of his trip over the Atlantic and of 
his England in war time are excellently 
told. And he arrives in time to spend the 
last few days with his father and for the 
first time he discovers his father's worth, 
for he writes. "I never knew before how 
greatly he had lived nor what a true Chris- 
tian he has always been to everyone he has 
known and never failing in what he felt 
was his duty and his loyalty," and Henry 
promises his father that he will do as he 
wishes. After an unsuccessful try for a 
stretcher-bearer in Finland and refusing a 
commission, he joins up as a common sol- 
dier and for the first time he rubs shoulders 
with the little people that "God must have 
loved so well. He made so many of them." 
Many of the men beside him have lost their 
homes and loved ones yet their courage and 
spirit remain infinite and undisturbed. 
What has formed that spirit he cannot 
fathom — perhaps it is suffenng that has 
also been near them of which he knows 
nothing. He is beginning to understand, 
that one's life must also be lived for others, 
too; that he must now take some responsi- 
bility for the happiness of others. 

This book is intensely interesting — in 
watching the way Henry Jesson develops. 
May he live to be a great leader. 

^ "My First War"; by Captain Sir Basil 
Bartlett. . . . Today while we are 
watching the intense fighting that is 
progressing on several fronts it seems al- 
most sacrilegious to speak about a book 
of war as delightful, enjoyable and humor- 
ous. This little volume is just that and it 
is not sacrilegious. It is the ability to 
laugh at oneself in the midst of desperate 
circumstances. With the playwright's abil- 
ity Sir Basil Bartlett has dramatized in 
brief effective scenes the daily setting of 
the advance and retreat in Belgium, the 
inefficienies, the red-tape, the graft. 

Sir Basil is an actor, journalist and play- 
wright. At the outbreak of the war he be- 
came Field Security Officer in Flanders to 
see that "relations between the French and 
British were cordial" and to "thwart enemy 
attempts at espionage, sabotage and propa- 
ganda." His relations w-ith the French 
were cordial. He laughs with and at them 
— with no criticism — as he laughs at him- 
self. 

"I don't understand about French med- 
als. Apparently you wear what you like. 
If you feel depressed you don't wear any 
at all. If you feci good you put on every- 
thing you can lay your hands on." 



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And again at Dunkirk "The French got 
worried by all this secret activity. There 
were a lot of them about. And they kept 
on coming down in the middle of our em- 
barkations and asking to see our papers. 
I don"t know whether they thought we 
were a German army landing. I was glad 
of my Field Security Police pass. It had 
a magical effect, as indeed all passes — 
false or genuine — always do have on 
French officials." 

At home again May 31st ". . . . The 
newspapers are full of the story of the 
evacuation from Dunkirk, of its disci- 
pline, of its wonderful organization. Well, 
it didn't seem particularly well organized 
to me. Perhaps it's got better since I left. 
The important thing is that men are still 
being taken off. 

"There's something almost miraculous in 
the British powers of improvisation. 

"I suppose that, in history, this cam- 
paign will count as a first class military 
defeat. But it wasn't." 

Dry humor, lack of humiliated national 
pride in the face of disaster is the quality 
that made possible British resistance after 
Dunkirk. The little volume "My First 
\N'ar" gives a graphic picture of such an 
attitude in action. 

^ "Reckon with the River," by Clark Mc- 
Meekin. . . . Ma'am Cambrin lay dying 
after eighty long years. She had raised her 
family and left to them a fine home and farm, 
the fruit of labor and sacrifice. But as the old 
lady opened her prayer-book, the gift of 
Joseph Brant, a slip of birchbark revealed 
a map of the Swift silver mines. When 
Jess Cambrin arrived to comfort his aunt, 
he found her preparing to auction her 
farm and set out for new lands. How 
Ma'am Cambrin rose from her "deathbed" 
to lead her family on an argosy to a new 
home makes a delightful and adventurous 
tale of early pioneer days in the Ohio 
country. 

Such colorful historical events as the pio- 
neer trek "downriver." the Aaron Burr 
conspiracy and Johnny Appleseed's pil- 
gnmage highlight this skilfully-told tale. 
The mystery of Strawn Cavendish, which 
Ma'am Cambrin unravels, lends suspense 
and romance. 

There is action and excitement in the 
description of life in Old Fort Redstone. 
where the pioneers wait for the flood-tides 
of spring, in order to float their flat-boat 
homes down the river. The salty wisdom 
and humor of Ma'am Cambrin guides her 
family through hardships and even dan- 
gers, and finally guides Strawn Cavendish 
to a reconciliation with his father. 

This novel is not an epic, but rather the 
story of people who made our history. 
Aaron Burr, minus heroic proportions, be- 



comes a suave, brilliant man of the world 
whose selfish ambitions were his own un- 
doing. Johnny Appleseed was the friend 
of all pioneers, though they thought him 
an eccentric. 

The authors of "Show Me a Land" have 
once again produced a wholly realistic and 
charming story of American pioneer days. 

New Books in Library 

NON-FICTION 

Into Chin.a; Eileen Bigland. 

K.\BLOON.\: Gontran de Poncins. 

My Sister .\nd I: Dirk van der Heide. 

One Foot in He.wen: Hartzell Spence. 

Wings at My Window; Ada Clapham 
Govan. 

Dawn Over Chunking: Adet. Anor and 
Meimei Lin. 

Behind God's Back: Negley Parson. 

John Kieran's Nature Notes; John 
Kieran. 

The Redemption of Democracy: Her- 
mann Rauschning. 

A Treasury of the World's Great 
Letters; M. Lincoln Schuster (editor). 

England's Hour: Vera Brittain. 

War Letters from Britain: Diana 
Forbes-Robertson and Roger W. Straus, 
Jr. (editors). 

Ambassador Dodd's Diary; William E. 
Dodd and Martha Dodd (editors). 

The Se.\rch for God; Marchette Chute. 

Out of the Night; Jan Valtin. 

Exit Laughing; Irvin S. Cobb. 

The Battle for Asia; Edgar Snow. 

Crusader in Crinoline: Forest Wilson. 

Franciscan Missions of California; 
John A. Berger. 

Bush Master; Nicol Smith. 

Diplomat Between Wars; Hugh R. Wil- 
son. 

Central America: Charles Morrow Wil- 
son. 

My Narrow Isle: Sumie Sec Mishima. 

Treasure Island: the M.\gic City: Jack 
James and Earl Weller. 

Finland Forever; Hudson Strode. 

Under the Iron Heel; Lars Moen. 

You're Only Young Twice; Doree 
Smedley. 

PLAYS 

Old Acquaintance: John Van Druton. 

My Sister Eileen: Joseph Fields and Je- 
rome Chodorov. 

FICTION 
Cousin Honore: Storm Jameson. 
H. M. Pulham, Esquire; John Marquand. 
Cheerfulness Breaks in; Angela Thir- 

kell. 
Singing Beach: Elizabeth Foster. 
They Come and They Go; Venetia Savile. 
Aunt Elsa; E. G. Pinkham. 
Delilah: Marcus Goodrich. 
The Heritage of Hatcher Ide: Booth 

Tarkington. 

MAY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



The Pardnkrs; John Weld, 

Jennifer; Junct Whitney. 

The Dark Gods; Sarah Gertrude Mill n 

Hilton Head; Josephine Pinckney. 

To Sing with the Angels; Muunce 

Hindus. 
Rabble in Arms; Kenneth Roberts. 
City of Illiision; Vardis Fisher. 
In This Ol'R Life; Ellen Glasgow. 
Mountain Meadow; John Buchan. 
Aftermath; Jules Romains. 
Call the New World; John Jennings. 
The Blue Cloak; Temple Bailey. 
Miss Hargreaves; Frank Baker. 
They Went on Together, Robert 

Nathan. 
Seven Gothic Tales; Isak Dinesen. 
Unexpected Uncle; Eric Hatch. 
There's Only One; Alice Ross Colvcr. 
The Broken Vase; Rex Stout. 
The Patriotic Murders; Agatha Christie. 
The Blue Geranium; Dolan B rkl.y. 

A Letter 

Waddington, 

Lincoln, England. 

March 17. 
Dear Miss Catherine: 

This letter in all probability will come 
to you as a welcome surprise, as much as 
your welcome Christmas gift came to m?. 
I awoke in hospital after a slight accident 
over Germany to find a parcel at my bed- 
side, and wondering to myself who could 
have sent it. You can imagine my surprise 
when I found that it was from San Fran- 
cisco and a Christmas greeting inside, and 
this was March 17! Still though rather 
late, it was nevertheless very welcome and 
I take this opportunity to express my sin- 
cere thanks and appreciation of your in- 
sight to the requirements of mere man. 
Your cigarettes and tobacco were in excel- 
lent condition, and I must confess that I 
have been converted to their, at first, par- 
ticular taste, and have since tried to buy 
some more. I shared some with a fellow- 
countryman of yours named Maggs, late ot 
the Texas Rangers, who tells me he knows 
San Francisco well, though he himself is 
from Los Angeles, and he was delighted to 
be able to smoke an American cigarette 
again. In fact, the rapture on his face was 
a joy to behold. So my dear lady, your gift 
has brought to you two thankful and grate- 
ful airmen, who would appreciate a reply to 
know that this letter has reached its desti- 
nation. 

Sincerely yours. Madam, 

ALBERT M. LAW.SON, 
(1259864), Block 23. Room 4. 

R. A. F. Station, Waddington, 

Lincoln, England. 

Editor's Note: The above letter was 
sent Miss Catherine Allen in acknowledge- 
ment of one of the Christmas pac}{ages 
pac\ed by a group of volunteers. Many of 
the gifts were bought in the League S'lofi. 




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transaction would probably not be in 
business long. 

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look at a will which had neglected to 
provide for the use of their father's prop- 
erty by more than one generation. 

Leaving property outright to each in- 
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ne.;t in line, means extra court proceed- 
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taxes — amounting to a possible $9,529, 
for example, on an estate of $100,000. 

If your will has not been reviewed dur- 
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do it now. And ask an officer of this 
bank for a copy of the booklet, "Your 
Estate and How to Conserve It. " It 
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"RECIPROCAL PRIVILEGES" 



By Mrs. Mary Turner 



NEW YORK. 

^ Arrived at the American Women's 
Club. 3 53 West 57th St., New York, 
on Monday, October 7th. After registering 
I was taken to a private office, where I 
showed my card of introduction given me 
by the Women's City Club of San Fran- 
cisco. I asked for a room on the sunny 
side with a view. The most interesting was 
the S. S. Elizabeth and the S. S. Norman- 
die. which were kept in readiness to leave 
at a moment's notice. The first thing each 
morning I looked to see if the boats were 
still there. A short time after I left I saw 
in the paper one of them had quietly 
slipped away during the night. I also en- 
joyed the wonderful view of the Hudson 
and across to Jersey, on the other side. 

The American Women's Club is twenty- 
seven stories and has twelve hundred and 
fifty rooms, besides a very nice dining room 
(but not as attractive as ours); there is a 
large cafeteria, serving all three meals. The 
elevators go to the roof; the view at night 
is breathtaking. The library, cocktail room 



and large lounge open onto the patio. 

Anne Morgan is president of the club. 
Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, who was 
vice-president, died last spring at the age 
of seventy. A beautiful painting of her 
when she was thirty-four, hangs over the 
mantel in the Georgian Lounge. Fresh 
flowers are placed there every morning, 
paid for from a special fund set aside at 
the time of her death for this purpose. 

There are several little shops in the club 
building, also a notary, who put her seal on 
my absentee ballot for the President. 

I found the woman in charge of the air 
and S. S. lines office most helpful. She 
planned my visits to the Morgan Galleries. 
Frick Museum, the Cloisters. West Point, to 
Riverside church Sunday morning to hear 
Dr. Fosdick. and when she came to the 
stores, even gave me names of clerks to ask 
for. I was so grateful for her interest and 
assistance I almost felt I should buy a ticket 
from her to South America. 

The American Women's Club is within 
walking distance of Fifth Avenue and, of 
ctjurse. Broadway. 



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Many smart women are taking advan- 
tage of the complete service now being 
offered by the Club Catering Department 
for their teas, cocktail parties or dinners. 
Tea sandwiches, hors d' oeuvres, wed' 
ding cakes, birthday cakes, layer cakes, 
pies, coffee cakes and cookies. . . . And 
for dinner, turkey, chicken or duck all 
stuffed ready to serve. 

For further information telephone Mrs. 
Ashbrook, GArfield 8400. 

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BOSTON 

This was my first visit to Boston and 
I looked forward to it almost more than 
any part of my trip, unless it was Wash- 
ington, which I knew would be very 
interesting and exciting. 

I expected to stay at the Women's City 
Club, 40 Beacon Street, but they did not 
have a room. The lady very kindly phoned 
down to the Women's Republican Club, 46 
Beacon Street, and arranged for me to stay 
there. Before one of the boys from the 
City Club carried my bags down, she said, 
"You understand you are entitled to all the 
privileges of this club, so feel free to have 
mail sent here, use the writing room, read- 
ing room, library and dining room." 

One morning when I went up for mail, 
much to my surprise a colored maid opened 
the door and I found myself in the midst 
of their "Fall Festival." Had such a good 
time I stayed the entire morning. I went 
through the two houses with three differ- 
ent members. One was the mother of a 
young lady who not so long ago was a 
guest here at the Women's City Club of 
San Francisco. I recognized her and when 
introduced as a member of the Women's 
City Club of San Francisco, we soon found 
we had a great many things to talk about, 
ot interest to both of us — the two clubs 
naturally being our main topic for some 
tim-;. This charming young lady couldn't 
speak highly enough of the way she was 
received here — of Miss Ingalls and Miss 
Shipman, We agreed perfectly on all the 
nice people connected with this club. 

The Women's City Club of Boston con- 
sists of two very old houses by Bulfinch. 
the most famous architect of true colonial 
designs of his time. He died in 1844. in 
Boston, The spiral stairway is the most 
beautiful I have ever seen. Many of the 
small window panes have quite a purple 
tint. The furnishings are very beautiful, 
most of them having been given by mem- 
bers. The meals are very fine. The club 
faces the Boston Common. The Public 
Garden is the next block down — with its 
lovely walks under the trees, over to the 
business and theater section. 

While it was a disappointment not to be 
able to get a room at the club, I must say 
it was quite a thrill, such a short time be- 
fore election, to be Iwing at the Republican 
Women's Club, with so many coming and 
going. luncheons, dinners and meetings — 
large pictures of Mr. Willkie inside and a , 
huge one over the outside entrance. | 

PHILADELPHIA. ' 

Arrived in Philadelphia in time to hear 
the election returns at the Women's City 
Club in Philadelphia. The club is at 1622 
Locust Street, within walking distance of 
the symphony concerts, the best theaters 
and Wanamaker's. 

The club has a small dining room on the 



MAY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



irst floor, but excellent food, also a very 
lice reception room on the same floor. En- 
oyed everyone I met there very much. 

Was very thrilled to be in Philadelphia, 
vly father attended the Friends Select 
school there when he was a boy, and it 
vas a real privilege to go to a Sunday 
norning service at the Friends" Meeting 
riouse he attended. His wedding trip was 

the Centennial in Philadelphia. 

I 1 ft Philadelphia fur Washington on 
\rm'stice Day. but not until I had seen 
he r wonderful parade from a front win- 
iow upstairs in Wanamakcr's. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 
The club in Washington. D. C is small 
ind there was not an available room the 
jay I arrived. They were very nice about 
ny ma:l — had been holding letters for sev- 
eral days and did not seem to mind my 
Dhon ng and calling fur mail afterwards, 
rhe clrb there is in a good location, about 

1 block and a half from the Wh te House. 

CHICAGO. 

Stayed at the Chicago Women's Club. 
72 East Eleventh Avenue, and found it 
romfortablc, and everyone very friendly. 
The location was fairly convenient to 
everything. 

I returned home feeling I had had such 
a marvelous time, due a great deal to the 
various clubs and the gracious, friendly 
women I met every place. I have a burning 
desire to return and do it all over again. 

A Fuchsia Dinner 

^ All lovers of fuchsias will want to 
mark on their calendars as a "red let- 
ter" day. Tuesday, May 20th. This is the 
date of the second annual dinner of the 
American Fuchsia Society, which is to be 
held in the dining rooms of our own 
Women's City Club. 

The dinner will honor Miss Alice East- 
wood, whom we all know and love. 
Wherever -flowers are, there you will find 
Miss Eastwood giving of her valuable time 
and interest. For many years she has been 
treasurer of the American Fuchsia Society, 
and to her is due much of the society's 
success. 

We all saw the beautiful displays of 
named varieties of fuchsia blossoms at 
Treasure Island, but what will be the first 
exhibit of fuchsia flower arrangements will 
be shown the evening of the dinner. Spe- 
cimen plants and an educational display 
of fuchsia blossoms will also be featured. 

Tickets for the dinner are $1.25 and may 
be obtained from officers or members of 
the American Fuchsia Society. For the 
convenience of our members, Miss Clara 
M. Schaeffer, Recording Secretary for the 
Society, will be glad to take care of any 
orders for tickets which may be addressed 
to her at the Clubhouse. 



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f Continued from page 14) 

To the fisherman and hunter, British 
Columbia is a virtual paradise; what is 
more, the fishing and hunting grounds are 
nearly all easily accessible. Salmon are plen- 
tiful in the tidal waters — steelhead in the 
coastal rivers and rainbow cut-throat and 
Kamloops trout in the lakes and streams of 
the interior. Game of every descript-on 
from deer to grizzly bear are to be found 
in this province. 

Alberta, home of the Canadian Rockies 
and Mecca of all world travelers is un- 
doubtedly one of the most remarkable play- 
grounds known to man. Its majestic moun- 
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Switzerland or the Andes of South Ameri- 
ca. Perhaps you will choose to stay at 
Banff, with its picturesque valley setting: 
at Lake Louise, one of the loveliest gems 
of scenery in the world; or in Jasper Na- 
tional Park, noted as the largest and one 
of the pre-eminent parks of the entire con- 
tinent. On the other hand, you may prefer 
one of the smaller mountain camps, dotted 
throughout the Rockies, where life will be 
more informal, the country wilder, but yet 
where accommodations are comfortable, 
where good meals are served and where the 
tariff is most reasonable. 

Perhaps time will permit you to visit all 
these points of interest — if so, do not fail 
to take the drive along the recently opened 
Columbia Icefield Highway, which now 
makes it possible to go directly from Lake 
Louise to Jasper National Park. The Co- 
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For passengers traveling by rail, East or 
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pamphlets free to new members — send $2 for 
annual membership (or $10 for contributing 
membership). 

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219 California Hall, University of California 
Berkeley. California 



MAY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



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Stops should be made at Montreal, the 
mctropoHs, where the Old World meet< 
the New. and in Quebec, the cradle ol 
Canadian civilization. You should also take 
a tour of the Gaspe Peninsula, famed for 
its beauty and "old world" atmosphere. In- 
stead of being in the western world you 
will easily imagine that you are in the fas- 
cinating fishing villages of Brittany. A 
cruise further down the St. Lawrence and 
into the Sagucnay River often proves a 
welcome change to land travel. 

Time permitting, you may decide to 
proceed to the Maritime Provinces of New 
Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This section 
of the North American continent was really 
the first known to white men. It was visited 
in the year of 1000 A. D. by a party of 
Norsemen, headed by Eric the Red, and 
some seven years later by his son. Often 
known as "Arcadia," the Maritime Prov- 
inces offer a charm and pastoral loveliness 
which will well repay a short visit. 

It is well to remember that American 
visitors to Canada will benefit by a favor- 
able exchange rate. The Canadian Foreign 
Exchange Control Board sets the official 
premium, which, at the present, runs 
about 9 per cent. However, before you 
leave the United States you may be able 
to purchase actual Canadian currency at an 
even more favorable rate. 

American tourists and visitors are cor- 
dially welcomed to Canada — no passports 
are required. In order, however, to facili- 
tate crossing the international boundary in 
both direct'ons, citizens of the United 
States by naturalization should be prepared 
to present their naturalization certificates 
and citizens of other countries should be 
prepared to establish their legal admission 
to the United States either by record of ad- 
mission or certificate of re-entry. 

Upon return to the United States, citi- 
zens may be asked to show papers to es- 
tablish their identity and place of resi- 
dence, the possession of personal papers or 
other identifying documents will be help- 
ful; for example, an old passport, birth or 
baptismal certificate, voter's certificate, tax 
bills, letter of identification from a bank 
manager or responsible municipal official, 
etc. Again, naturalized citizens will be 
asked to show their naturalization certifi- 
cate. Similarly, citizens of other countries, 
including Canadians, will be required to 
present a re-entry permit. Application for 
this document must be made to the United 
States Immigration and Naturalization Serv- 
ice approximately thirty days before de- 
parture. 

Your trip to Canada will serve a two- 
told purpose, firstly, it will give you a 
never-to-be-forgotten vacation; secondly, it 
will give Canada much needed U. S. funds 
with which to purchase war and food sup- 
plies. 



Khoda on the roof 




Here are a few reminders for your 
Summer Hats. Hats of every fype — 
town styles for print desses, sparkling 
white hats of all kinds of straw, whlte- 
wlth-dark combinations. Both large 
and tiny hats for formal afternoon 
occasions. Or hats made on your head 
to suit your individuality and costume. 

Your hats skilfully remodeled. 

RHODA ON THE ROOF 



233 POST STREET 



DOuglas 8476 



Mother's Day 

Mother's Day Gifts at the 
Shop of Madame Butterfly 
are unusually smart and dis- 
tinctive. Kimonos, Haori 
Coats, Bed Jackets, House 
Coats, Lingerie. . . . All ex- 
quisitely tailored by hand. 
. . And don't forget that the 
Shop of Madame Butterfly is 
known by all discriminating 
women as the headquarters 
for beautiful handkerchiefs. 
Too, the Objects of Art have 
been carefully selected from 
the markets of the world. . . . 
So why not make your gift 
.-hopping a pleasure. 



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America's Most Democratic 

Business f Continued from page IS) 
America, where people know what they 
want and how they want it, that it has 
become one of the outstanding factors in 
our business leadership? In fact, the influ- 
ence of advertising's research technique has 
spread far beyond its own field. In indus- 
trial design it has become common practice. 
The refrigerator now offered on the mar- 
ket is the combined answer to the ex- 
pressed desires of thousands of women who 
have been inter\'iewed on the subject. Tires, 
cars and stoves are redesigned in accord- 
ance with the results of questionnaires. 
This most democratic system has even a 
suggested application in government. No 
more dramatic example of the public atti- 
tude than the Gallup poll is presented to 
our lawmakers. All other factors being 
equal, lawmakers with a background of ad- 
vertising would always act in sympathy 
with th-e results of such polls as those of 
Gallup and Roper. However, until officials 
are ready to apply advertising technique to 
their activities, advertising will continue to 
apply the will of the majority to its own 
business, and the majority will give its 
blessing. 

FOR ALL THE WORLD TO HEAR 
"Hello. Mom. I'm fine. Are you?" 
Out of London's blackened night 
Answered parents, anxious, brave. 
"How's your cricket, now, my son?" 
"We play baseball here, you know." 
Thus the wave lengths throbbed with chat. 
Little things we all must know — 
How our loved ones look and feel. 
Pounds they've gained and grades at school. 
From the cities, great and small. 
In the New World, still at peace. 
Young fresh voices sounded cheer — 
"Aren't we lucky, just to speak!" 

— Carol Green Wilson. 

Legion of Honor 

^ The California Palace of the Legion 
of Honor, San Francisco, has an- 
nounced the following program of exhibi- 
tions and special eevnts for May: 
SPECIAL LOAN EXHIBITION 

Italian Baroque Painting, opening May 
16th. (A hundred outstanding examples of 
Italian painting of the 17th and 18th cen- 
turies selected from American museums and 
private collections.) 
PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS 

The Mildred Anna Williams Collection 
of Paintings, Sculpture, Tapestries and 
Furniture. 

The Collis Potter Huntington Memorial 
Collection of 18th Century French Paint- 
ings. Sculpture. Tapestries. Furniture and 
Porcelain. 



MAY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



The Alma Spreckels Awl Collection of 
Sculpture and Drawings by Auguste Rodin. 
SPECIAL LECTURES 

"The Metamorphosis of Baroque Art." 
by M. Georges Duthuit. former professor 
at the Ecole du Louvre. Paris, and the 
Courtauld Institute. London. Sunday, May 
18th at 4:00 p.m. 

"The Spirit of the Italian Boroque." by 
Dr. Stephen S. Kayser. former professor 
at the Masaryk People's University, Bru- 
cnn. Czechoslovakia. Sunday. May 2ith at 
4:30 p.m. 

"La metamorphose de Tart baroque." by 
M. Georges Duthuit. Illustrated lecture in 
French given under the auspices of Le 
Salon Francais de San Francisco. Admis- 
sion for non-members. 75c. Tuesday. May 
20th at 3:00 p.m. 
GALLERY LECTURES 

Daily gallery lectures, except Saturday 
and Sunday, at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.. 
on the Exhibition of Italian Baroque Paint- 
ing. Complete schedule of lectures may he 
secured at the museum. 

During the Italian Baroque Exhibition, 
school and club groups may make appoint- 
ments for spec al gallery tours by telephon- 
ing to Dr. Robert Neuhaus. at BAyview 
4611. 
LITTLE THEATRE 

"Pomander Walk." A play by Louis N. 
Parker. Presented by the Dramatics Class 
of Miss Burke's School. Admission 50c. 
Tickets may be procured at Miss Burke's 
School. Friday, May 2nd at 8:15 p.m. 

Dance Recital by the Pupils of Lucile 
Hughes. Admission for adults 50c. Admis- 
sion for children 25c. Tickets may be pro- 
cured at door. Sunday, May 25th at 2:00 
p.m. 

Motion Pictures. Admission free. 

"The Making of a Fresco" and ani- 
mated cartoons. A painting technique 
clearly explained. Saturday. May 17th at 
2:30 p.m. 

"The Champion" and "The Adven- 
turer." Two of Charlie Chaplin's first films. 
Saturday. May 31st at 2:30 p.m. 
CHILDREN'S ART HOUR 

Art appreciation. For kindergarten, first. 
second and third grade children. Each Sat- 
urday at 10:00 a.m. 

The Story of Architecture. For fourth. 
fifth, sixth and advanced grade children. 
Each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 
ORGAN RECITALS 

Uda Waldrop, organist. Each Saturday 
and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. 
MA.STERWORK OF THE MONTH 

"Lucrctia Threatened by Tarquin, " by 
Giuseppe Maria Crespi, 1665-1747. This 
monumental example of the work of Giu- 
-<eppe Maria Crespi. included in the Ital- 
ian Baroque Exhibition, was previously 
shown at the New York World s Fair m 
1940. Lent by Mr. Samuel H. Kress. New 
York. 



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tion. So — choose your cigarelle with care'. 
There is a vital difference. Eminent doctors 
reported their findings — in authoritative 
medical journals; 

ON COMPARISON — FOUR OTHER 
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cigarettes — Philip Morris provides truest 
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So — especially if you inhale — it's plain com- 
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Teas — Dinners — Door Prizes 

Fun in the Clubhouse 

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Wiring 

Brings Greater 
Electrical 
Convenience 
and Comfort 



The electrical wiring in your 
home or apartment determines 
the efficiency of your electric 
appliances and lighting facil- 
ities. 



Your wiring is inadequate 



1. Lack of outlets makes it neces- 
sary to disconnect lamps or ap- 
pliances to "plug in" others. 

2. The distance between outlets 
causes the use of long, incon- 
venient and unsightly cords. 

3. Wiring is too small to bring 
heaters, irons, toasters and 
other heating appliances to 
correct operating temperature 
quickly. 

4. Lack of or improperly located 
switches makes it necessary to 
enter darkened rooms. 

5. Overloaded wiring causes 
lights to dim perceptibly when 
appliances are used, or if fuses 
must be replaced frequently. 

If these conditions exist you 
should call for the services of 
an expert electrician. 



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Mme. and Andre Maurois, who will be at Mills College this summer. 



SUMMER PLANS OF MILLS COLLEGE 



^ During past summers. Mills College 
has brought to the San Francisco Bay 
area leaders in the arts, in international re- 
lations, and in French language and litera- 
ture. In this tradition, again this year a 
stimulating session from June 22nd to Au- 
gust 8th has been planned. 

La Maison Francaise at Mills College 
offers an opportunity to live in the atmo- 
sphere of a college in France. For si,\ 
weeks. June 29th to August 8th, members 
of la Maison Francaise converse in French, 
meet informally with the faculty, under 
whose guidance they study the literature 
and language of France. In past years 
Pierre de Lanux and Jules Remains have 
been on the staff. This year Andre Maurois 
and his wife join la Maison Francaise, 



where M. Maurois will present courses on 
the history of the novel from Voltaire to 
Proust. Recently M. Maurois' long career 
as novelist and biographer has been en- 
hanced by his experiences with the French 
and British armies. In addition to his 
courses in French, he will present a series 
of lectures in English which are open to 
the public. He will also speak for the In- 
stitute of International Relations. 

Since last September, Darius Milhaud. 
the celebrated French composer, has been a 
member of the music department at Mills, 
conducting courses in advanced composi- 
tion. Both he and his wife, Madeleine Mil- 
haud, are participating in the Summer Ses- 
sion. M. M'lhaud continuing his courses, 
and Mme. Milhaud. one of France"? most 



MAY, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



talented and charming actresses, teaching 
drama at la Maison Francaise. On many oc- 
casions she has written for the theatre, one 
of her latest accomplishments being the 
libretto for her husband's opera "Medee." 

Still another Frenchman, as outstanding 
in his field as are the Maurois and the 
Milhauds, is the abstract painter, Fernand 
Lcger, who is coming to the Art depart- 
ment. With Derain, Picasso and Matisse, 
he initiated the modern movement in 
France. For many years his art school was 
one of the most successful in Paris. Last 
winter a special exhibition of his work at 
the Museum of Modern Art marked his ar- 
rival in the United States. The Mills Art 
Gallery will feature a Leger exhibition dur- 
ing the summer months. 

One of the reasons for the enormously 
popular Arts-in-Action section of the Pal- 
ace of Fine Arts on Treasure Island in 
1940 was the work of Carlton Ball, a mem- 
ber of the Mills Art department, who will 
remain at the college to instruct in pottery, 
ceramics, metal work, and serigraphy while 
other crafts will be supervised by an experi- 
enced staff. 

A series of twelve concerts is presented 
in the Hall for Chamber Music each sum- 
mer by a world-famous string quartet. The 
Budapest String Quartet return to Mills in 
June to play music by Beethoven on Wed- 
nesday evenings, to include a composition 
by Milhaud on each Sunday afternoon pro- 
gram, and to teach. Another member of the 
teaching staff is Charles Jones, who con- 
ducted the San Frandsco Symphony Or- 
chestra on April 1 5th and whom M. Mil- 
haud considers to be one of the most bril- 
liant young composers in America. 

The Institute of International Relations 
has attracted much attention in the past. In 
this year of turbulent world conditions, its 
program from June 22nd to July 2nd is of 
specific and widespread interest. And be- 
cause teachers and community leaders are 
suddenly faced with a host of new demands 
for leadership in the fields of South Ameri- 
can and Pacific Relations, two workshops, 
supplementing the Institute, have been 
planned for the four weeks following the 
close of the Institute. Discussions will cen- 
ter on the economic, political, social, edu- 
cational and cultural problems of both areas 
as related to the United States. 

Samuel Guy Inman, whom President 
Roosevelt sent as adviser to Secretary of 
State Hull at the Inter-American Confer- 
ence in Buenos Aires, will lead the His- 
panic American Workshop. Spanish tables 
have been arranged by Dr. Dominic Ro- 
tunda, chairman, for those who wish to im- 
prove their conversational Spanish. An- 
other feature are the lectures on South 
American Art by Dr. Grace McCann 
Morley. 

Owen Lattimore, author and editor of 
"Pacific Affairs," has accepted the position 



of director of the Workshop in Far East- 
ern Problems. Several members of the San 
Francisco office of the Institute of Pacific 
Relations, professors from various colleges 
and universities, and other authorities are 
to assist him. Dr. Bernice Baxter, a special- 
ist in curriculum methods and materials, 
will advise members of the two workshops 
concerning the adaptation of workshop in- 
formation to the school curriculum. 

One of the first colleges on the Pacific 
Coast to present courses in adult education. 
Mills College welcomes the return of the 
Workshop in Adult Education with Dr. 
John Brown Mason, Dr. Harry A. Over- 
street, Bonaro W. Overstreet, David Mac- 
Kaye and others on its staff. The workshop 
is sponsored by the California Association 
for Adult Education and the California 
Adult Education Administrators Associa- 
tion, with the co-operation of the State De- 
partment of Education. 

The department of child development 
and the department of home economics are 
offering extensive programs with special at- 
tention to conditions arising from the pres- 
ent emergency. Lectures by Dr. Florence 
M. Teagarden on "Child Psychology as a 
Basis for Solution of Today's Crucial Prob- 
lems" will reveal the newest findings of re- 
search and their practical application in 
work with children. The home management 
house will be open during the summer, af- 
fording opportunity not only for training 
and experience in housekeeping, cooking 
and budgeting, but also in the care of a 
baby. 

A workshop in radio broadcasting, cov- 
ering theory, drama workshop, and writ- 
ing; comprehensive courses in recreational 
leadership including first aid, and modern 
dance complete the program. For further 
information, please write to Dr. Rosalind 
Cassidy, Director of Summer Session. Mills 
College. Oakland, Cahfomia. 

Further Pennies for British 
War Relief — A Chance for 
Everyone to Help 

The California Branch of the English- 
Speaking Union, Rm. 216, 465 Post Street, 
has had a generous offer from a private 
individual who is a regular magazine agent 
and wishes to give some of her time to 
British War Rehef. She will give to this 
cause through the English-Speaking Union 
her entire commission on all magazine sub- 
scriptions — both new and renewals — sent 
in through the English-Speaking Union. 
Practically all the popular and well known 
magazines are on the hsts of this agent. 

You are asked to send in these sub- 
scriptions, and to interest all your friends 
in doing the same. Commissions arc a 
standard amount and in the case of all sub- 
scriptions so sent in every cent of that 
commission will go to British Relief. 



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RED CROSS 

PRODUCTION UNIT, NATIONAL 
LEAGUE FOR WOMAN'S SERVICE 



^ For months past the bulletin boards 
within our club have been announcing 
"Red Cross Unit — Room 209 — 11 a.m. to 
4 p.m." Hundreds upon hundreds of mem- 
bers of the National League for Woman's 
Ser\'ice have read that statement and heard 
of the work being done on the second floor 
of our building. 

What does the Red Cross Production 
unit do? You can get the answer from three 
places of which I know. One is in the 
room itself; one is the general production 
headquarters for the San Francisco Chap- 
ter, and the third, less easy to locate but 
none the less official is from the thousands 
of men. women and children who have re- 
ceived the products of that unit. 

Since July last the National League unit 
devoted to knitting and sewing has been 
working daily in the commodious quarters 
set apart for it — and equipped for its work. 
There, thousands of hours of volunteer 
service have been contributed by our mem- 
bers whose nimble fingers have fashioned 
cloth into garments and wool into needed 
wearing apparel. 

Within a fairly limited group there has 
permeated the realization of how necessary 
such work is in the general call for amelio- 
ration of the hardships and sufferings of 
our own in various parts of the country — 
and abroad. But there is great opportunity 
for hundreds more of our members to con- 
tribute their ser\'ices — little or much as 
they can — toward increasing our output 
and enlarging our total. 

What does enrollment in the National 
League Red Cross Production unit imply 
or require? It implies a willingness to serve 



in another of the League's fields of ac- 
tivity — and it requires only the will to do 
plus a bit of one's time. It should have a 
bit of special skill thrown in for good meas- 
ure. But that is not absolutely essential. 
For nearly every woman can stitch a seam 
or sew on a button or turn a small hem. 
We'd be almost inclined to pity a woman 
who couldn't do that! And if she can de- 
vote an hour a week to doing just that — 
any one of those unspectacular acts — the 
total of her work will be fifty-two hours a 
year. (And our guess will be that before 
long she will be extending her hour to two 
or three — but that's beside the point.) Mul- 
tiply her hour by one hundred each week 
— with that number of new volunteers; and 
our Production Unit will be turning out 
an increase of one hundred hours' work. 

Simple arithmetic, isn't it — and simple 
service in a world which much needs serv- 
ice. 

Because we want to enlarge the numbers 
of those members who will aid in the Red 
Cross Production Unit, at the same time 
we acknowledge the fine work of those 
women who have been working since last 
July when the unit was inaugurated, we 
are attaching a questionnaire for you — 
our reader-member — to fill in and return. 

You don't have to be a finished seam- 
stress or designer, you don't have to be 
an expert knitter to start — you need only 
to do the things that you probably have 
done for yourself or your family for these 
many years to add greatly to our contribu- 
tion to a cause which recognizes no bounds 
and no limitations in its ceaseless endeavor 
to aid our fellow-men wherever there is 
need. 



QUESTIONNAIRE 

Name - - 

Address Tel. Number.. 

I volunteer to sew at the Club on 

I volunteer to knit at the Club on 

I volunteer to sew at home 

I volunteer to knit at home 

Return this questionnaire to at the Club 



Day of the Week 
Day of the 'Week 



Please return questionnaire to the Executive Office, Women's City Club. 

MAY. 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



Concert of Sacred Music 

«2| On Tuesday evening. May 20th. San 
Franciscans will have the opportunity 
to enjoy a unique musical program. At 
that time the San Francisco Conference of 
Christians and Jews will sponsor a Con- 
cert of Sacred Choral Music to be pre- 
sented by Protestant. Catholic and Jewish 
choirs under the leadership of distinguished 
directors of the three groups. 

Among the numbers on the program w 1! 
be "The Gloria" from "The Messe Sollen- 
relc" by Gounod, to be presented by the 
Roman Catholic Chorus under the diiec- 
tion of Mr. Rene Saraien; "Ono Tovo" 
(Accept Our Prayers) by Naumbourg, to 
be presented by the Jewish Choir under the 
direction of Cantor Reuben R. Rinder; 
"Psalm 150" by Cesar Franck, to be pre- 
sented by the Protestant Choir under the 
direction of Professor John Milton Kelly. 
The concluding number of the program 
will be the finale chorus of Mendelssohn's 
"Hymn of Praise," to be presented by the 
combined choirs. 

Mrs. Wood Armsby is general chairman 
of the concert, and Mrs. George T. Cam- 
eron is chairman of the sponsors' commit- 
tee. Ser\ung with Mrs. Cameron on the 
sponsors' committee are Mrs. Armsby, Mrs. 
Michael Bourquin. Mrs. Frederick W. 
Bradley, Mrs. John P. Coghlan, Mrs. Wil- 
liam F. Chipman. Miss Katharine Donohoe, 
Mrs. Charles N. Felton, Mr. Mortimer 
Floishhacker, Mrs. Walter Haas, Mr. Mau- 
rice E. Harrison, Mrs. E. S. Heller, Mrs. 
William L. Hyman. Mr. Daniel E. Ko.sh- 
land. Mrs. M. S. Koshland, Mr. Frederick 
J. Koster, Mrs. Norman Livermore, Mr. 
Louis R. Lurie. Mrs. Pierre Monteux, Mrs. 
Stanley Powell, Mrs. Henry Potter Russell, 
Miss Else Schilling. Mr. Howard Skinner, 
Mrs. M. C. Sloss, Mrs, Sigmund Stern. 
Mrs. Wilberforce Williams and Mr. David 
Zellerbach. 

The concert will be given in the War 
Memorial Opera House at 8:30 p.m. and 



the sponsoring organization, the San Fran- 
cisco Conference of Christians and Jews. 
headed by Mr. Frederick J. Koster, Mr. 
Maurice E. Harrison and Mr. Daniel Kosh- 
land. extends to the public a cordial invi- 
tation to attend. There will be no admis- 
sion charge, but tickets must be obtained 
in advance from the office of the organiza- 
tion, 177 Post Street, EXbrook 1518. 

Take advantage of this opportunity to 
hear this unprecedented and outstanding 
musical program by writing or telephoning 
your request for tickets at once. 



Stone House 

^ Miss Elizabeth Ashe announces that 
Stone House in Manor, Marin County, 
a unique rest home for business and pro- 
fessional women, will be opened early in 
May. 

Established for the purpose of offering 
a delightful country place where working 
women can rest and vacation at a price 
within their budget. Stone House is one 
of the few places of its kind, according to 
Miss Ashe. 

The large house, made of native stone 
with a hospitable fireplace in the spaciously 
cool living room, is located in a secluded 
spot in Marin County and close by Hill 
Farm. Inviting woods nearby offer count- 
less walks, while riding horses ar« avail- 
able in Fairfax for those who are inter- 
ested. Sun-bathing is popular with a book 
for a companion. In fact guests do what 
they please, as there is no planned recrea- 
tion. 

Miss Ashe claims that Marin air is so in- 
viting for sleeping out of doors that the 
plan of the house includes an extra bed 
on the sleeping porch in addition to the 
one in the single rooms. 

Resen.'ations for this unusual and at- 
tractive rest home may be made through 
Miss M. Johnson, KEarny 2511, or Miss 
Elizabeth Ashe, WEst 7585. The rates are 
$1.50 per day. 



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Trays 

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Hand-painted frays, in 
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THE talent of a European visitor has been creating the beauty 
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selections of trays we have ever seen. Each painting represents 
the painstaking and skillful labor of an artist working on 
canvas: and each tray is an Old World masterpiece — beautiful 
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CITY CLUBI 


CALENDAR 


JUNE 


1941 



Swimming Pool Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a. m. to 
12:30 p. m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. 

Friday 3 p. m. to 9 p. m. and Saturday 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Men's Guest Night in Swimming Pool — Tuesday from 5:30 to 
6:30 p. m. and Friday from 5:30 to 9 p. m. 

League Bridge — Every Tuesday, Card Room, 2 and 7 p. m 



JUNE- 



2 — Club Round Table Main Dining Room..6: 15-7:30 p.m. 

3 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play by Mrs. Henry E. An7ns Room 208 2:00 S: 7:00 p.m. 

(25 cents a corner.) 

5 — French Round Table — Mlie. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surviile presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8:00 p.m. 

Personal Experiences and Reminiscences in the Art Business, 
by Mr. Charles S. James of Gump's. 
Needlework Guild Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

6 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

7 — Regatta in Pool — Luncheon following 75 cents; children over seven Pool 10:30 a.m. 

9 — Club Round Table Main Dining Room..6:15-7:30 p.m. 

10 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play by Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. 

(25 cents a corner.) 

1 1 — Book Review Dinner National Defenders Rm...6:00 p.m. 

Mrs. Thomas A. Stoddard will review "Priest Island," by E. L. Grant Watson. 
Spanish Round Table — Senorita Montiel Mural Room 12:15 p.m. 

12 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Progjiam Lounge 8:00 p.m. 

Reading: "The White Cliffs of Dover." Mrs. John Howell. 

Group of English Songs, by Mr. Arthur Johnson. 
French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Annex 11:00 a.m. 



-Club Round Table Main Dining Room. .6:15-7:30 p.m. 



13 

16 

17 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play by Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. 

(25 cents a corner.) 

Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick 2nd Floor 9:45 a.m to 11:45 a.m. 

19 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Needlework Guild Room 214 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Progjiam Lounge 8:00 p.m. 

Talk and demonstration of Flower Arrangements: Miss Nikki Suhl. 

20 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

22 — Club Round Table Main Dining Room--6:15-7:30 p.m. 

24 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play by Mrs. Henry E. Annis Room 208 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. 

(25 cents a corner.) 

Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick 2nd Floor 9:45 a.m to 11:45 a.m. 

25 — Spanish Round Table — Senorita Montiel Mural Room 12:15 p.m. 

26 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding .\. Annex ...12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8:00 p.m. 

Address: "Constructive Thinking." Mrs. W. B. Hamilton. 

27 — French Conversational Class Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

30 — Club Round Table Main Dining Room-.6: 15-7:30 p.m. 



JULY- 



1 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play by Mrs. Henry £. Annis.. Room 208 2:00 &: 7:00 p.m. 

(25 cents a corner.) 
Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick 2nd Floor 9:45 a.m to 11:45 a.m. 

3 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 



JUNE, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

MAGAZINE 



Publuhed Monthly 
at 465 Post Street 




Telephone 
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Entered aa second-clas matter April 14, 1928, at the Post Office 
at San Francisco, California, under the act of March 3, 1879. 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Willis Hickox, Advertising Manager 



Volume XV 



June, 1941 



Number 5 



CONTENTS 
ARTICLES 

Land of the Tall Redwoods — By Aubrey Drury 8 

Exploring in San Francisco — By Mrs. Walter Jones 10 

DEPARTMENTS 

Calendar 2 

Announcements 5 

Editorial 7 

National Defenders' Club 1 1 

Poetry Page 1 2 

I Have Been Reading 13 



OFHCERS OF THE WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 
OF SAN FRANOSCO 

President MISS KATHARINE DONOHOE 

First Vice-President _ _ _ MRS. MARCUS S. KOSHLAND 

Second Vice-President MRS. STANLEY POWELL 

Third Vice-President MRS. MACONDRAY LUNDBORG 

Treasurer MRS. LEO V. KORBEL 

Recording Secretary.. „ MISS BERTHA J. DALE 

Corresponding Secretary MRS. HAZEL PEDLAR FAULKNER 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Mrs. Harry B. Allen Mrs. W. B. Hamilton 

Mrs. H. L. Alves Mrs. Eugene S. Kilgore 

Mrs. Harold H. Biornstrom Mrs. Leo V. Korbel 

Mrs. George Boyd Mrs. M. S. Koshland 

Mrs. William E. Colby Miss Marion W. Lcale 

Miss Lotus Coombs Mrs. Macondray Lundborg 

Miss Bertha L. Dale Mrs. Garfield Merner 

Mrs. Duncan H. Davis Miss Alicia Mosgrove 

Miss Katharine Donohoe Dr. Ethel D. Owen 

Mrs. John O. Dresser Miss Harriet T. Parsons 

Mrs. John M. Eshleman Miss Esther P. Phillips 

Mrs. Perry Eyre Mrs. Elizabeth Gray Potter 

Mrs. Hazel Pedlar Faulkner Mrs. Stanley Powell 

Mrs. John A. Flick Mrs. J. P. Rettenmayer 

Mrs. C. J. Goodell Mrs. Paul Shoup 

Mrs C. R. Walter 



RECIPROCAL 
RELATIONS 



Akron, Ohio; Women's City Club: 

30 South High St. 
Boston, Massachusetts; Women's City Club; 

40 Beacon St. 
Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Women's Club; 

72 E. Uth St. 
Chicago, Illinois; Women's City Club; 

410 S. Michigan Ave. 
Cleveland, Ohio; Women's City Club; Bulkey 

Bldg., Euclid Ave. 
Detroit, Michigan; Women's City Club; 

2110 Park Avenue 

Duluth, Minnesota; Duluth Woman's Club; 

2400 E. Superior St. 
Grand Rapids, Michigan; Women's City Club; 

254 E. Fulton St. 
Indianapohs, Indiana; Indianapolis Propylaeum; 

1410 North Delavi^are St. 
Kansas City, Mo.; Women's City Club; 

11 1 1 Grand Ave. 
Lincoln, Neb.; Women's Club. 
Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock Women's City 

Club. 
Milwaukee, Wis.; City Club of Milwaukee; 

756 North Milwaukee St. 
New York City, N. Y.; Women's City Club, 

International Bldg., Rockefeller Center; 

20 W. 51st St. 
New York City, N. Y.; American Women's 

Assn.; 353 West Fifty-Seventh Street. 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Women's City Club; 

1622 Locust Street. 
Pittsburg, Pa.; Women's City Club; 

William Penn Hotel. 
Providence, R. I.; Providence Plantations Club; 

77 Franklin St. 
St. Paul, Minn.; Women's City Club; 

345 Minnesota Street. 
Washington, D. C; Women's City Club; 

736 Jackson Place. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — JUNE. 1941 



NEW COURSE 
OF TRAINING 



^ Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick is important 
always, but never more so than in the days when 
National Defense preparedness interests women as well 
as men. Just as the men of the nation are being trained 
in the modern ways of health and hygiene, so we of the 
National League for Woman's Service are to train under 
the tutelage of experts, qualified and passed by the San 
Francisco Chapter of the American Red Cross. 

The first course along these lines, so vital to our personal 
welfare and to the health of the community and country 
in which we live, will start on the seventeenth of July 
in our own clubhouse, convenient to us all. The National 
League will provide the equipment necessary for practice 
and demonstration, the Red Cross will send the teacher. 
Talks will include the care of the baby, growth and devel- 
opment of the child and habit formation, the indications 
of symptoms of sickness which should be recognized by 
every home-maker, and other facts so important to home 
hygiene and the care of the sick. 

Actual demonstrations on the most efficient methods of 
caring for the sick, as well as improvised methods for 
the assembling of equipment for the preparation for and 
feeding of the sick, will be given. There is no charge for 
this course, with the exception of the purchase of a text 
book, valuable for the course itself and also for future 
reference. 

Those who have had such a course in the past, will do 
well to bring themselves up to date. Those who have not 
yet trained at all, cannot afford to miss the present oppor- 
tunity offered them as members of the National League 
for Woman's Service. The members of such a class must, 
of necessity, be limited. Immediate enrollment on the 



accompanying blank is therefore advisable. 

There will be twelve meetings of two hours each, begin- 
ning June seventeenth. Whether this first class will be 
weekly or semi-weekly, will depend upon the vote of 
those who will enroll. 

To quote the booklet officially issued by the American 
Red Cross: "Certain aims and objectives of the Course 
in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick are definite and 
clear cut. These may be briefly outHned as follows: 

"The aims are to develop in the student an appreciation 
of mental and physical health and a desire to build those 
habits that will safeguard them; to teach fundamental rela- 
tionship between individual health and cleanhness, sani- 
tation and arrangement of homes; to build a basic under- 
standing of the principles of prevention and control of 
disease; to teach efficient and healthful methods of meeting 
the normal problems of the home — such as the care of 
the baby, preschool, school child and the aged; to develop 
some practical knowledge in the care of the sick under 
home conditions and according to physician's directions; 
to develop an intelligent understanding and an attitude of 
interest and cooperation in the solving of community 
health problems. 

"The objectives are: In order that people may have 
happier, fuller lives and in order to cut down incidence 
of illness and build for a healthier community; in order 
that home life may be made safer, happier and more 
attractive; in order to lessen communicable diseases and 
their evil results; in order to safeguard the health of the 
young and lay the foundation for health in adult life; to 
make older members of the family group more comfort- 
able; in order that simple illnesses and home emergencies 
may be met with safety and efficiency; in order to make 
the work of the health department and other health agen- 
cies effective, to the end that the community may become 
a better place in which to live. 

"The courses in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick 
are given by the Red Cross as a phase of health education 
and are for the purposes of aiding in the health problems 
of the home and in the care of ill members of the family." 



/ wish to enroll in the course oj twelve lectures, "Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick," to be 

given weekly ( ) or semi-weekly { ) at the Women's City Club, on Tuesday mornings. 

beginning June 1 7. 



Name 

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JUNE, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



^ NEW MEMBERS — Each day bnngs requests tor 
application cards tor new members and each week 
shows our quota cHmbing. Members who have friends 
whom they think would enjoy being one of us are urged 
to enter their names as soon as possible. We have many 
interesting plans for future activities and ail those who 
wish to join with us should come into membership now. 

^ DUES — There are still a few members who have 
not responded to our last request reminding them that 
their dues remain unpaid. We would greatly appreciate 
their letting us hear from them immediately. 

^ A REGATTA IN THE SWIMMING POOL -- 
Boys and girls — attention! Have you watched the 
sail boats out in the Bay bowing and dipping to each wave 
as they run before the wind? We are going to turn our 
Swimming Pool into a veritable Bay. Buy your boats for 
the regatta on June seventh at 10:30 o'clock. There will 
be prizes for the biggest — the best looking — and the 
fastest. Luncheon will follow in the Cafeteria. Price of the 
swim and lunch — 75 cents. Make reservations at the 
Swimming Pool Office. 

H AD SHOW DOOR PRIZES STILL UNCLAIMED 
Bowl Shop — One Chinese pewter bowl and serving 
spoon — Nos. 28478, 27430, 28112. 
Duncan and Pringle — Wool for one pair of socks — 
Nos. 28659, 27525, 28091. 

^ WALLACE BEAUTY SALON — Members are in- 
vited to inspect the Wallace Beauty Salon, which 
opens on June 3rd. Details on back cover. 



^ SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR RED CROSS COURSE 
IN HOME HYGIENE AND CARE OF THE 
SICK — The Club is able to supply from our own stock 
most of the equipment needed for this course. However, 
we do need the following articles and shall be very grateful 
if any of our members can send them in; 



3 large pillows 

2 small pillows 

2 sheet blankets 

2 stand covers 

I covered enamel pail 

1 covered kettle 

1 coUander 



1 tea kettle 

1 enamel tub 

2 rubber sheets 

2 crib rubber sheets 

1 bassinet — bedding for bassinet 
1 thermometers, mouth 

2 thermometers, rectal 



THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMS — Mrs. 
A. P. Black, Chairman, has arranged the following 
programs for this month: June 5, Personal Reminiscences 
and Experiences in the Art Business by Mr. Charles S. 
James of Gumps. On June 12, Reading, '"The White 
Clitfs of Dover," by Mrs. John Howell, and a group of 
English songs by Mr. Arthur Johnson. June 19th, a talk 
and demonstration of flower arrangements by Miss Nikki 
Suhl. June 26, Address — "Constructive Thinking," by 
Mrs. W. B. Hamilton. The Thursday Evening Programs 
will be omitted in July and resumed again on the first 
Thursday in August. 

H IN THE LEAGUE SHOP — Ideal gifts for the 
week-end hostess or bride-to-be — are personalized 
paper towels, coasters, trays and napkins. An interesting 
combination of colors may be selected — and marked with 
cither names or initials. The cost is very reasonable. 




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CLUB MAGAZINE — JUNE. 1941 




In contrast to the style exhibits of 1941 at the Seventh Advertisers' Show was the Wells 
Fargo Ban\ & Union Trust Co.'s historic exhibit of stage! coach days. 



EDITORIAL 




^ The greeting of advertisers of the Women's City 
Club Magazine and also of the members who 
met at the Seventh Advertisers' Show was that of old 
friends. Those who had come into the show for the first 
time spoke of a certain characteristic which was quite 
taken for granted by the "old timers" — a feeling of 
interest in one another not often found in shows of such 
nature. At the Club each year Advertisers get the pulse 
of the pubhc they are seeking to attract, consumers tell 
the advertisers face to face what they like or dislike. Both 
profit. These Shows at the Club are the practical demon- 
stration of the much-talked of "consumers' interest." The 
Seventh Show was flattering to the Women's City Club 
membership in that the high quality of the exhibits proved 
that the audience to be pleased had proved in past shows 
to be a discriminating one. The Advertisers responded this 
year with their best. The Women's City Club Magazine 
thanks each advertiser and each member who came to the 
Club on those two gala days. 

1^ Like a kaleidoscope, the world picture changes hourly. 
New needs for service to relieve human suffering de- 
velop. Red Cross becomes increasingly important. Train- 
ing for other services, simple in themselves but complicated 
and demanding of a technique as they relate to the life of 
the group in the fast changing mechanical machinery of 
a war era, become necessary, and the National League 
initiates, detachment after detachment as the need arises. 
This month training in home hygiene is to start, and en- 
rollment is asked to include all who have not already 
brought themselves up to date in preparing for emergencies 
which are not probable but are possible. 

^ The New Members Tea on May nineteenth had a 
warmth of feeling quite unique. The new members 
felt a wecome, which came from initiation into a group 
idealistically brought together, and the sponsors felt a 
justifiable pride in the presenting of friends worthy of a 
part in a service organization. The "returning" members 
expressed a gladness at being once again "in the fold." 
Altogether there was a sense of happiness not always 
present in gatherings today. One remark overheard 
prompts this editorial — "I'd have joined long ago if I'd 
dreamed the National League for Woman's Service needed 



me. I only knew I didn't need the Women's City Club for 
I belong to too many clubs as it is." One wonders how 
many others in the community feel this way, and how 
many would become interested in the National League for 
Woman's Service if they knew they were really needed. 
They really are! Every new member and every returning 
member is needed for her own self. Every dollar of dues 
means added security to a service group obligated by an 
emergency to give shelter (rent free) to its various 
branches of activity. The name "Women's City Club" is 
merely that of the house in which the National League for 
Woman's Service resides. Every present member of the 
National League can render a service especially important 
at this time by sponsoring a friend for membership in an 
organization which is being daily called up to render vol- 
unteer service which dues make possible. 

^ Quietly, without fanfare, the National League for 
Woman's Service has, in this world emergency, estab- 
lished one by one its detachments of training, as its con- 
stitution bids it to. First the Red Cross calls came, and 
the room on the Second Floor which for so many years 
had been used for recreation, lectures and programs, 
became the schoolroom for knitting and sewing, knitting 
and sewing according to Red Cross specifications and the 
League garments went to headquarters without a single 
discard for poor work. Then came General Marshal's call 
to America for recreation centers for men in service in 
communities adjacent to cantonments and while other 
groups made plans for future such centers, the National 
League instantly responded with a club room ideally com- 
prised, by turning over the auditorium of its clubhouse 
for the first National Defenders" Club of this new era. 
A new generation of "canteen" workers is now being 
trained in a branch of service exclusively emergency, and 
the seriousness of mobilization for these members of the 
League is recognized by the men themselves who comment 
"you ladies are as military as we are." Next came the 
call for a National League for Woman's Service Detach- 
ment in the Red Cn->ss Roll Call of San Francisco and a 
League team was soon organized. The spirit of these 
particular volunteers deserves especial praise, for "the 
district" to which they were allotted was an undramatic 
one and might in other hands have been a bit slighted. 
Now comes the call from the Red Cross for training in 
Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick. Not any one of 
us can afford to miss this opportunity to train along these 
lines at this time. To our very dcwr comes the teacher, 
and it is expected that the first Detachment of this branch 
of service will be followed by many others. 

With this outline of things done, it is evident that the 
preceding years of a volunteer service program for the 
National League for Woman's Service in California have 
been justified, for they now show the value of prepared- 
ness in that the League in its own beautiful home i"s as 
its motto says, ready to welcome every legitimate call for 
service "to God, to Q>untry, to Home." 



CLUB MAGAZINE — JUNE. 19 M 



LAND OF THE 

TALL REDWOODS 



by Aubrey Drury 




The Big Tree at Elh, Grove. Frame Creek, Redwoods State Par\. This gimit 

Coast Redwood is one of the largest m the Redwood region, being seventeen 

feet eight inches, breast high, in diameter. Tibbitts Photo. 



^ With summer here, travel into 
the Redwood region of north- 
western California is well under way. 
The popularity of this area, of course, 
is largely due to its best-known fea- 
ture, the primeval Redwood belt. 

Public recognition has come to the 
Redwoods because of their outstand- 
ing distinction. Tallest of trees, they 
are utterly unique — living wonders of 
the world. 

These majestic trees ( Sequoia serw 
pervirens), many of them attaining a 
height of more than 350 feet, are 
remnants of a species once widespread, 
that was dispersed in far lands, thou- 
sands of years ago. Now the Red- 
woods grow nowhere else than in our 
Coast Range and in the Eel River re- 
gion, and north of Eureka, they at- 
tain their grandest altitude. Theodore 
Roosevelt called the Redwoods "living 
monuments of beauty." 

With these primitive woodlands, 
sand-bordered rivers, rugged mountain 
ranges and a picturesque coastline — 
all linked by a system of splendid 
highways — our northwestern counties 
are a recreation realm possessing un- 
usually diversified attractions. The 
mild, equable clmiate encourages out- 
ings, amid scenic surroundings. 

The famous Redwood Highway 
(here U. S. 101) traverses the entire 
length of the region, and for many 
miles it leads amid the mighty Red- 

JUNE, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



woods. For 80 miles the Redwood 
Highway follows the Eel River, and 
for 60 miles it skirts the Pacific, ii 
Humboldt County and in Del Nort;. 
neighboring county to the north. 

Along the Red wax! Highway arc 
the Humboldt Redwoods State Park 
and the Prairie Creek Redwoods State 
Park, the one south and the other 
north of Eureka. Farther north is the 
Del Norte Coast Park, with Redwood 
groves close to the sea: and still be- 
yond, about five miles northeast of 
Crescent City, is the Mill Creek Red 
woods State Park, in the scenic Smith 
River region. It is hoped that this 
Park will be rounded out this year 
by the acquisition of the next unit of 
the forest, now under option to th; 
State Park Commission. 

In the North Dyerville Flat, in the 
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, 
stands the world's tallest tree, ?64 
feet high, and many of its forest com- 
panions are almost as tall. Just north 
of Dyerville is "The Avenue of the 
""Giants," another unit of which is to 
be added to the State Park system, 
according to present plans. 

Each year the wildflowers attract 
more and more people who journey 
through Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, 
Humboldt and Del Norte counties, 
particularly to see the azaleas in bloom 
(around Trinidad they are usually at 
their best). The rhodtxlendrons (Rose 
Bay) are later in blooming than the 




Across South Fork, of the Eel River from the Redwood Highway, m Humboldt 
Redwoods State Par\, is the mdgnz|icent Gdrderi Club of America Redwood 
Grove, donated to the State of California b_v this nation-wide organization. 



azalea, but are usually at their best in 
early June. Between Klamath and Cres- 
cent City there are to be seen fine 
displays of this spectacular rose and 
rose-lavender blossom, and in southern 
Humboldt County and around Eureka 
many are to be seen. In the deep Red- 
waod forest shade, and along the side 
roads leading from the Redwcxxi 



Highway, too, they are to be found 
in their glory. Along the Mend(xino 
coast, too, in the region of Fort Bragg 
and at Fickle Hill, this popular bloom 
is to he seen in profusion. Flowers 
of more mcxlcst aspect, but no less in- 
teresting, are to be found all over the 
Redwtxxl region, to delight the heart 
of the traveler. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — JUNE, 1941 



EXPLORING 

IN 
SAN FRANCISCO 

by Mrs. Walter R. Jones 



^ This year when many visitors return to San Francisco 
in quest of adventure, why not take them on another 
Voyage of Discovery to some of the places they passed by 
on the last trip? May we suggest starting from the Women's 
City Club and visiting: 

. . . The Million Dollar Jade Room in a world-famous 
shop on Post Street near Stockton Street. Many pieces, 
2,000 years old, found in tombs of emperors of ancient 
dynasties are on exhibition. There are 4^ shades in the 
collection. The fine jades are ten times as precious as pearls 
and fifty times as rare as diamonds. 

. . . The Pioneer Days Museum on the main floor of the 
Wells Fargo Bank on Montgomery and Market Streets. Of 
particular interest is the scale on which 55 million dollars 
worth of gold dust was weighed; a replica of the golden 
spike driven by Leland Stanford when the first transcon- 
tinental railroad took the place of the covered wagon and 
the pony express; the Old Hangtown stage coach used on 
the Overland Trail. 

. . . The panoramic map of California — 200 yards 
long — on the second floor of the Ferry Building. 

. . . Hunters' Point Dry Docks — where the largest 
ships of the United States Navy and the merchant marine 
may be reconditioned. (The pungent odor from the shrimp 
fisheries along the beach will probably tempt you to try 
this California delicacy.) 

. . . Potrero Hill where the Molokani colony of "milk 
drinkers" from Czarist Russia still cling to their native 
customs and costumes. Sunday morning is the suggested 
time for visiting this section. 

.... The ancient Ceremonial Archery Games played 
on Sunday afternoons by Japanese in national costumes in 
the eucalyptus forest behind the University of California 
Hospital on Parnassus Heights near Third Avenue. 

. . . The stainless steel statue of Sun Yat Sen, founder 
of the Chinese Republic in St. Mary's Park, on California 
Street near Grant Avenue. 

. . . The Narrowest Building in San Francisco — in a 
tiny Oriental bazaar on Grant Avenue near Jackson Street. 



. . . The Chinese Mandarin Theatre on Grant Avenue 
near Jackson Street. Continuous performances are given 
between seven thirty p.m. and twelve thirty a.m. 

... A walk from China to Italy by crossing the street 
from Grant Avenue to Columbus Avenue. 

. . . The church in the Latin Quarter at Columbus 
Avenue and Vallejo Street where the walls are adorned 
with murals telling the legends of Saint Francis of Assisi. 

. . . The many restaurants that specialize in crepe su- 
zettes, scallopini, crab cioppino, polenta, fritto misto. saba- 
yon, abalone, pizza, or chile rellenos. 

. . . The collection of ship models in the Pavilion at 
Aquatic Park — in the "ship that never leaves the bay" — • 
end of Polk Street. The story of the Lost Atlantis is 
depicted in the brilliantly colored murals. 

... In the grassy parks along the Marina try "rolling 
the cheese" with the Italian boys. If your skill is greater 
than theirs your reward will be a supply plentiful enough 
for many buffet suppers. 

. . . The Miniature Light House at Yacht Harbor 
adjoining Saint Francis Yacht Club House on the Marina. 
The 30-foot tower is built from tomb stones found in an 
abandoned Lone Mountain cemetery. 

. . . The Veterans' Memorial Building on Van Ness 
Avenue and McAllister Street. In the auditorium are 
the eight Brangwyn Murals which formerly hung in the 
rotunda of the Palace of Fine Arts on the Marina. In 
the Trophy Room a light burns perpetually over the 
bronze urn containing earth from four cemeteries in 
France where American soldiers lie sleeping in poppy-cov- 
ered fields. 

. . . The Flower Market at 5 th and Howard Streets 
where early each morning the florists meet to bid for 
prized blossoms. 

. . . The monument to Robert Louis Stevenson in 
Portsmouth Square where the beloved author sat daily 
listening to the tales of sailors from the seven seas. A little 
bronze galleon atop the granite shaft holds Long John 
Silver and his pirate crew ready to sail on a fanciful cruise 
to "Treasure Island." Inscribed on the memorial are the 
words of Stevenson's Christmas sermon : "To be honest; 
to be kind; to earn a little; to spend a little less; to make 
upon the whole a family happier for his presence; to 
renounce when that shall be necessary and not be embit- 
tered; to keep a few friends and these without capitula- 
tion. Above all, on this same grim condition to keep 
friends with himself — here is a task for all that a man 
has of fortitude and delicacy." 

. . . Breath-taking views from the top of Coit Tower 
on Telegraph Hill; and from the parapet in Sutro Gardens 
overlooking the Pacific. 

. . . The Dueling Ground of 1859 on Lake Merced 
Boulevard where in the foggy dawn Judge David S. 
Terry, Chief Justice of California Supreme Court, fatally 
wounded United States Senator David C. Broderick in a 
"pictols for two" battle — the /Continued on page 16 



JUNE, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



NATIONAL 

DEFENDERS' 

CLUB 

MAIL BAG 



Editor's J^ote: 

Since Its opening three months ago the J^ational De- 
fenders' Club has served many men from many units of 
the mihtary service. Every branch of the armed forces has 
been represented. 

Some of the men who came have gone — transferred to 
duty elsewhere or continuing on their way to distant posts. 
From some of them have come notes of appreciation of thi 
friendly service rendered them while in their T^ational 
Defenders Club. From relatives to whom the men have 
written on club stationery have come messages that only 
relatives can write when they learn from their own boys 
that there is such an organization as ours — now fully 
functioning for the' service of Uncle Sam's enlisted men. 

Public relations and morale officers have ta}{en time to 
send ivord of the place which the T^atioyial Defenders' 
Club is filling — they have learned it from their men, as 
well as first hand. 

The T^atwnal Defenders' Club page this month shares 
with our Magazine readers some of the communications 
which have been received. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE 
FORT ORD, CALIFORNIA 

May 16. 1941 
"In behalf of the men of the cast of the '"WIZARD OF 
ORD I wish to extend our thanks and appreciation to 
you and the members of the J^ational Defenders' Club 
for the luncheon on Friday, May 9th. All of the men were 
delighted with your hospitality, and many of them told me 
that It ivas the best and "nicest meal" to which they as 
soldiers had been invited. 

"We all \now the fine wor\ the l^ational Defenders' 
Club is doing for the enlisted personnel, and oncers and 
men not only appreciate it, but wish you and your fellow 
members every success. 

Sincdrely, 

(Signed ) Fran}{ Dorn, 
Major F. A.. 
Public Relations Officer 

HEADS^UARTERS SEVEHTH DIVISIOH 

OFFICE OF THE COMMAHDIHG GEHERAL 

FORT ORD. CALIFORHiA 

May n. 1941. 

"I am sure you would be pleased to hear of the reaction 
of Major Dorn and his flock, to the treatment they received. 

"I think, your luncheon and their contact with the J^a- 
tional Defenders' Club loas the highlight of the trip. 



"I am so impressed with the work, you are doing that, 
with your permission. I am going to refer all women's clubs 
to you when the opportunity arises. 

"Tours sincerely, 

(Signed) "R. M. Caull^iTis, 
"Lieut. Colonel, J3rd Infantry. 
"Division Morale Officer." 



From a town in Illinois a mother wrote: 

"I received with surprise your lovely letter. 'Words can- 
not express our happiness and gratefulness in i^nou^ing the 
consideration and kindness which you are showing our 
son, at your Club. 

"It surely is wonderful that the boys in uniform have 
such a pleasant place to go, with all the facilities that 
you have, which our son has told us about and I read 
about in the "Club Magazine" which you so kindly sent 
me. It gives us a better idea. 

"Our son writes that he is made to feel so u'elco^ne and 
that his friends are also, so that he does not feel so lonely 
so far from home. 

"Once again I wish to thank >"" fo^ writing to us, tell- 
ing us our boy was well and happy, after talking to you. 
May God bless you and your companions for the wor\ you 
are doing." 

Gratefully yours. 



From the U. S. A. T. 'Washington, at sea, en route to 

Honolulu, a private in the engineers company, wrote 

back: 

"I wish to express my appreciation, and I am sure every 

soldier who visits your Club must feel the same, for the 

welcome and the splendid facilities made available to us 

soldiers through your Rational Defenders' Club. 

"Although my stay in San Francisco was short, you can- 
not realize how much it really meant to me and to all of 
us to \now that organizations such as yours are see\ing 
to provide recreation and to help us who are in the service 
of the United States Army. J^avy or Marine Corps." 
Sincerely, 



From a Santa Monica father, who is also an author: 

"At the suggestion of my son, who is stationed at Ft. 
Scott, I am mailing you a copy of my new hook, ^ 
WROTE A jOURHAL, in the hope that you will give 
It a place in the library of your Club. 

"I am offering the book with my cowiplinients. 

"Mv .son seems to be making good itse of the accommo- 
dations offered by your Club, and mentions it with en- 
thiisiasm in the letters he u'rites home." 

With best wishes. I am 



From an Illinois man u'ho u'lshed help with a letter to 
he sent to Europe: 

"It was with great pleasure that I received vour letter 
and I a/ipreciate it very much. I u'ish to express my thanl^s 
to the lady who gave her time and was willing to give her 
services to me. I u'lll visit the Cub again soon a»id bring 
some bdvs with me." 

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CLUB MAGAZINE — JUNE. 1941 



11 



POETRY PAGE Edited by Florence Keene 



The House Next Door 

Over the roof of the house next door I look otF on the Bay. 
A path leads straight through the Golden Gate . . . my 

spirit steps away. 
On ships that leisurely swim the seas, bales of my thoughts 

are sent; 
I stretch my hands, my heartstrings, to the mystic Orient. 

The languid iigure of Tamalpais, asleep in the distant air, 
Has become my most familiar friend: even her dreams I 

share. 
Over the roof of the house next door the burdened wind 

intones, — 
Bears my good night beyond my sight, to the fog-hid Faral- 

lones. 

Under the roof of the house next door a child died yes- 
terday. 

They carried a coffin, white and small, down the path, and 
away. 

I do not know my neighbor's name; I dare not ring her bell. 

My friends are clouds and mountain tops. . . . And have I 
chosen well? 

— CL.^R,^ Maxwell T.^FT. 



Another Way 

I lay in silence dead. A woman came 

And laid a rose upon my breast and said. 

"May God be merciful." She spoke my name, 
And added, "It is strange to think him dead. 

"He loved me well enough, but "twas his way 
To speak it lightly." Then, beneath her breath: 

"Besides" — I knew what further she would say. 
But then a footfall broke my dream of death. 

Today the words are mine. I lay the rose 

Upon her breast, and speak her name, and deem 

It strange indeed that she is dead. God knows 
I had more pleasure in the other dream. 

— Ambrose Bierce. 



Creation 

God dreamed — the suns sprang flaming into place, 
And sailing worlds with many a venturous race. 
He woke — His smile alone illumined space. 

— Ambrose Bierce. 



Ploughman 

The frost bit deeper 

Than the plough, and hard, 

And driving through skin 

Like a broken shard 

Of steel that carried 

An icy spell. 

Drew from the nostrils 

The sense of smell. 

But the man who bent. 
Gripping the handles. 
Saw the far sun lift 
A thousand candles; 
Saw^ the sun tipped. 
Like a sack of gold 
Of its glinting coins. 
On the frosty mold. 

But hour upon hour 
The sun rose higher. 
Its gaunt flames surging 
Like the man's desire — 
And the tireless man, 
Now a prophet, drew 
His hopes in visions 
Of the things that grew: 

He saw the sower 
And he saw him stride. 
Saw the seed flung far, 
And the seed flung wide; 
He saw the sun lean 
To the springing grain. 
Saw the suckling blades 
In the kindly rain. . . . 

He saw men reaping. 
And he saw men plod — 
He saw in himself 
A disciple of God! 
Prophet and seer-wise. 
He saw the world drawn 
In the pattern laid 
Where the plough had gone! 



— V. James Chr.\sta. 



Ambrose Bierce was horn in Ohio in 1842. of T^ew England parenuige. He served as private and then as officer, through the 
Civi! War. Except for a few years in England, the remainder of his hfe was spent in California. U'here as critic a^ui journalist 
he became the mental aristocrat of the West. In 1912 his collected u>oi-i^ in verse and prose was published in 13 volumes, and 
lu'o years later he went to Mexico and disappeared, his fate being still a mystery. 

Clara Maxwell Taft formerly resided in the East Bav. and noit^ lives m Carmel. This poem appeared in the California Writers' 
Clubs "West Winds" for 1925. 



V. James Chrasta is a young farmer, who lives at Los Molinos. His poems began to find publication while he 
school, and he has since appeared in such magazines as the American Mercury. The Forum, etc. 



in high 



JUNE. 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



I HAVE BEEN 
READING 

The Nine Days Wonder: b_\ John Mase- 
field. The Macmillan Company, $1.25. 
Reviewed by Marion Leale. 

The R. a. F. in Action (Macmillan 
Company. $2.00). Reviewed by Vir- 
ginia Chilton. 

A Man Arose; b> Cecil Roberts. Fore- 
word by Wendell Willkie. (Macmil- 
lan, New York, 1941.) Price $1.00. 
Reviewed by Miss Edith Hecht. 

4S^ Out of the last war came the epic 
"Gallipoli" by John Masefield. Out of 
this war comes another outstanding piece 
of literature by the same author, "The 
Nine Days Wonder." To have achieved 
an historical record with perspective while 
the story is still of its own generafon. to 
tell it so unemotionally and correctly that 
the highest peak of drama is reached is a 
triumph given to few writers. Added to 
this intellectual quality is a literary talent 
which vividly portrays the wonder of the 
"lifting" and subtly sets forth the char- 
acter of the gallant British people which 
sustained them so truly in the hour of their 
need. "The people of this island have 
never cared much for the headlines of the 
Press: in their dumb way they have cared 
a good deal for what will look well in 
a ballad." 

The nautical picture of the "lifting" 
as depicted by Mr. Masefield is thrilling 
in its accuracy and sympathetic recital. 
From the pen of England's Poet Laureate 
the story becomes graphic and dramatic. 
Many have told the story before, much has 
been written of it. but "The Nine Days 
Wonder." in its short fifty pages of print, 
will live long afte;' the other accounts have 
been forgotten. 

The tender recital of a great moment 
in Britain's history is best summed up in 
Mr. Masefield's own words — the last para- 
graph of "The Nine Days Wonder": 

"It is hard to think of those dark for- 
mations on the sand, waiting in the rain 
of death, without the knowledge, that 
Hope and Help are stronger things than 
death. Hope and Help came together in 
their power into the minds of thou.sands 
of simple men, who went out in the Op- 
eration Dynamo and plucked them from 
ruin." 

^ This book is an authorized account 
of the Royal Air Force during the 
first year of the war. 

Each branch of the Air Force has its 
particular duties and problems which are 
clearly explained in terms which the lay- 
man can understand, at the same time los- 
ing nothing of the d:ama which is always 



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The short text is supplemented with 
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After reading this book one feels an 
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^ As soars the English skylark in tri- 
umphant song above the scythes of 
the reapers, so rings the clarion call of 
undaunted British spirit in Cecil Roberts' 
"A Man Arose." This man is the man 
of "Blood and Sweat and Tears" who 
awoke England from appeasement and 
complacency: to lead her, awakened and 
alert, to the Promised Land of Victory. 

".^ Man Arose" is an epic tribute to 
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"A man arose, in England sired 
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"Sometimes in loneliness in lands afar, 
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Elisa May Willard 

Another beloved member, who came 
with us to our present club home, has 
joined the silent majority. Miss Elisa May 
Willard slipped quietly away on the 25th 
of April. 

Our LIBRARY will live on and on, as 
a Memorial to her and to the devoted 
assistants and the many, many VOLUN- 
TEERS whom she inspired. 

Mrs. Hamilton, first Chairman in the 
new clubhouse, turned the entire respon- 
sibility to Miss Willard. who may be cred- 
ited with the planning for the creation of 
our splendid LIBRARY. The choice and 
purchase of the books, their installation 
and the many details of the library organ- 
ization came under her wise direction. 
Bringing experience from the well-known 
Pittsburgh Library, Miss Willard trained 
her assistants and the volunteers to meet 
our needs most effectively. Fourteen years 
she headed the department and always was 
ready to assist in any important questions. 

Miss Willard's six years as a Board 
Member, 1926-1932, came over a period 
of years when momentous questions often 
required careful decisions and always her 
commentaries were wise and just, and al- 
ways helpful. 

Another of her interests — THE BOOK 
MART, has become an annual event, eag- 
erly anticipated by the Club and its friends. 

These sentences, chosen from a personal 
letter to a friend, reveal her sincerity and 
seemingly explain her quality of leader- 
ship. "I believe very strongly that the 
real nature of a person comes through, in 
some mysterious way, and makes itself felt 
in everything she does. It is the some- 
thing behind what she says that shines 
through and gives a richer meaning to 
what she says." 

The Club is glad and proud to remem- 
ber that their Miss Willard also created 
the remarkable Library of the San Fran- 
cisco Garden Club. She has given years 
of devoted ser\'ice to the reconstruction 
of the Century Club Library. Lest one 
should feel that her interest lay solely 
with books, it is interesting that, as a mem- 
ber of the League for Women Voters, she 
has been for a score of years on the Dance 
Hall committee of the San Francisco Cen- 
ter. A graduate of Smith College, class 
of 1895, she was the con.stant inspiration 
of the group of alumnae residing in this 
neighborhood. 

Graciously, all her co-workers and friends 
unite in attesting to the old phrase, "No 
praise is too great to bestow on one who 
gave so unreservedly, so unselfishly, and 
so generously of her ability to share her 
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Exploring in 
San Francisco 

f Continued from page 10) 

"satisfaction usual among gentlemen" lor 
avenging an insult. 

. . . The picnic grounds in the Sig- 
mund Stern Memorial Grove — on 19th 
Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. Barbecue 
pits are conveniently arranged for your 
"wienie roasts." 

. The Rainbow Falls below the 



Celtic Cross — north of Main Drive in 
Golden Gate Park. Electric lights hidden 
in the cliff color the spray as it drops in 
the fern bordered pool. 

. . . The Lane of Historic Trees mark- 
ing the path to the Pioneer Log Cabin 
south of the main drive in Golden Gate 
Park. The thirteen original colonies are 
commemorated. Of special interest is the 
tree from Thomas Jefferson's grave and 
the cedar from Valley Forge. 

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mance. pageantry, music, and poetry will 
be recalled as you stroll leisurely around 
the Concourse in Golden Gate Park. Start 
with a refreshing cup of tea in the Jap- 
anese Garden. Make a wish as you cross 
the Wishing Bridge. Suddenly you are in 
the Italy of Verdi: the Ireland of Robert 
Emmet; the Germany of Goethe and Schil- 
ler; the Spam of Cervantes; the Scotland 
of "Bobby Burns." Then you may rest 
comfortably on the marble benches in the 
cool, green glade of the Engl sh Gardens 
of Shakespeare's Flowers, located near the 
Academy of Sciences Building and the 
Aquarium in Golden Gate Park. Every 
tree, shrub, and flower mentioned in the 
bard's works is growing here. An ivy cov- 
ered brick wall holds tablets bearing quota- 
tions and in the center is a bronse bust 
of Shakespeare — a gift from the Mayor 
of Stratford-on-Avon. 

. . . Coming out onto the Concourse 
again you stand in awe before the towering 
white marble monument to Francis Scott 
Key — the first memorial ever erected to the 
inspired author of "The Star Spangled 
Banner." Patriotism and love for your 
country surge within you — your heart 
beats faster and you offer a prayer of 
gratitude for the blessings that are yours 
in this "land of the free and the home of 
the brave." 

. . . Looking across the Park to Prayer 
Book Cross, dedicated to Sir Francis 
Drake, you remember that nearly 350 
years ago that intrepid explorer was the 
first white man to navigate this coast. A 
curtain of fog hid the entrance to the 
Golden Gate so the "Golden Hinde" sailed 
20 miles farther north to a place now 
called "Drake's Bay." There a "Plate of 
Brasse was nailed to a great and firme 
post." In 1936 a young boy, browsing 
in that vicinity discovered this same "plate 
of brasse" under a chunk of rock. When 
its authenticity had been proved he re- 
ceived $3500 for his fund. 

Who knows, perhaps you, too, during 
your explorations may discover treasures 
little dreamed of by the Argonauts of old. 
At least, in your journeys you will have 
enriched your life with memories of the 
long, long past — and with a vision of a 
bright and promising future in "San Fran- 
cisco, the City of Enchantment." 



Stone House 

The "Stone House" in Manor, Marin 
County, a moderate priced rest home for 
business and professional women, announces 
that arrangements for room reservations 
should be made through Miss M. Johnson, 
GArfield 6783. We regret that in an item 
appearing in our last issue the telephone 
number was incorrectly given. 



JUNE, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



Book Review Dinner 

^ Juliet, in blithe assurance to Romeo: 
"What's in a name? that which we 

call a rose. 
By any other name would smell as 

sweet." 
Like words might be spoken about the 
novel, "Priest Island." which Mrs. T. A. 
Stoddard will review this month. Its name 
does not half convey the exquisite fabric 
of this novel by E. L. Grant Watron. the 
eminent English naturalist. With its plot 
strikingly dramatic yet wholesome, with 
nothing of the war. with its setting, a t ny 
island resting in the undulating brightness 
between the sea and the sky, with its tone, 
as delicate, yet warm and real as the sh m- 
mer of sunlight on the waves, this gracious 
and lovely novel is a blessed balm for our 
hearts and minds in these terrible days. 
The Book Review Dinner is at 6 oclock 
on the evening of the second Wednesday, 
June 11. in the National Defenders" Room. 

Seventh Advertisers' Show 
Door Prizes 

Amberg-Hirth — 

Cocktail napkins — 

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One two-quart ice cream pudding — 

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Glove Guild — 

One pair of hand-made gloves — 

M'ss Marjorie Mills 
Podesta and Baldocchi — 

Flowers — 

Miss Xorling 
Philip Morris and Company — 

One carton cigarettes — 

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Two humidorpacs of Philip Morris — 

Miss Irene McKenna 

Two flat-fifties of Marlboros — 

Mrs. Merritt 
Ricklee Furniture — 

Inlaid Chinese carved magazine stand — 

Miss Margaret Smith 
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Hammered copper match case and ash 
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Yosemite Camp and Curry Company — 

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Week-end for two at Ahwahnee — 

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In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary 
of the University, June .sixteenth to twen- 
tieth, nineteen hundred and forty-one 
there will be the Symposium, the Forma 
Academic Convocation, the Dedication o 
the Hoover Library on War, Revolution 
and Peace, the Concert by the San Fran 
Cisco Symphony Orchestra. 




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Khoda on the roof 




Here are a few reminders for your 
Summer Ha+s. Hafs of every type — 
town styles for print desses, sparkling 
white hats of all kinds of straw, white- 
wlth-dark combinations. Both large 
and tiny hats for formal afternoon 
occasions. Or hats made on your head 
to suit your Individuality and costume. 

Your hats skilfully remodeled. 

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Interesting Things 

lor your 

Visiting Friends! 

Chinese style slack suits of 
heavy natural Shantung 
pongee for vacation or home 
wear. . . . Too, Chinese style 
slack suits in crepe of con- 
trasting colors with standing 
collar and Chinese frog fas- 
tenings. 

Robes tailored to meet fas- 
tidious tastes, made of heavy 
Canton crepje in navy and 
maroon with the facing and 
crest in the same color. 

Also kimonos, bed jackets, 
night gowns, pajamas and 
lingerie. . . . All exquisitely 
tailored by hand. 

An unusual selection of the 
finest Objects of Art obtain- 
able. Tell your visiting 
friends about the colorful 
shop of Madame Butterfly. 



idame Butterdy 



Institute of 
International Relations 

^ Amencas decisions in 1941 may 
shape the future for generations, yet 
the wisdom to make those decisions rightly 
is hard to secure. Honest division of opin- 
ion has cut across part\' lines, uniting Her- 
bert Hoover and Senator Wheeler in a 
program aimed primarily at keeping this 
country- out of war, while ^^'end€ll Willkie 
and President Roosevelt make British vic- 
tory paramount. AU want to keep out of 
war, and none wish a German victory, 
but which way should we go if one of 
these aims must be sacrificed for the other? 
Dare we >'ield either unless we have reason- 
able assurance that yielding it will achieve 
the other? 

The dilemma which forces a decision 
now is the most critical problem America 
has faced in 20 years. It is bringing a 
record-breaking registration to the Institute 
of International Relations at Mills College, 
which is open to all interested persons for 
ten days of fascinating study and confer- 
ence beginning June 22. In anticipation 
of the attendance which the crisis would 
bring, the Institute Committee has doubled 
the number of Round Tables and increased 
the faculr>' accordingly. 

Because of the growing demand for op- 
portunities to study thoroughly the back- 
ground of present problems concerning 
Latin America and the Far East, Mills Col- 
lege is this year initiating important study 
groups in these areas. Exceptionally able 
leadership will give students an oppor- 
tunity to study cultural, historical, political, 
and economic factors in each area. Per- 
sons may concentrate wholly on either one 
of these two Workshops or may combine 
them. Members of each group will be full 
members in the Institute of International 
Relations and will carry on their special- 
ized study from July 2 until August 1. 
Leading experts from the Institute will re- 
main to join the faculties of the Workshops. 

."Ml members of the Women's Cit)- Club 
who have attended former Institutes will 
find the same attractions as in the past: 
(1) An outstanding faculty from America 
and abroad, selected for knowledge, objec- 
tivity and interest; (2) opportunity to 
meet informally with facultv- to discuss 
questions of individual interest: (3) un- 
scheduled afternoons for reading, rest, in- 
formal groups On the lawn, tennis, and 
swimming: (4) a well-equipped library: 
(5) stimulating visits with old friends and 
new ones. 

It is impossible to describe tides of lec- 
tures in advance, but questions like the 
following will claim attention if history 
has not already made them obsolete by 
mid-June: 

1. If Germany maintains dominance in 
Europe should the United States: (a) De- 



velop armed isolation with self-suffident 
economy either alone or with South and 
Central America? (b) Seek a modus Vi- 
vendi with Germany? (c) Follow some 
alternative policy? 

2. At what points is American democ- 
racy most endangered today? (a) How 
might German expansion threaten our 
democratic institutions: By economic pene- 
tration? By propaganda? By military in- 
vasion of this hemisphere? By causing us 
to use totalitarian methods of our own in 
the hope of combatting foreign totalitarian- 
ism? (b) Is war itself affecting our dem- 
ocracy and, if so, how? Can we maintain 
our civil liberties while dealing adequately 
with fifth-column activities? 

3. What major proposals for post-war 
reconstruction deserve most support, and 
what are the possibilities of these in case 
of British victory? Germany victory? 
"Stalemate?" How about "union of the 
democracies"? Revitalized League of Na- 
tions? Hemispheric regionalism? Isolation? 

4. Must the United States develop a 
new imperialism in order to prevent the 
dominance of the Axis in any South Amer- 
ican state? 

5. Should America continue her present 
policy in the Far East? Do we now have 
a clear cut policy in regard to the war in 
Asia? 

6. What light does the great religious 
and philosophic teaching of the past have 
to throw upon the question of policy to- 
day? Have peoples of other times faced 
questions similar to ours, or does today 
present a situation totally new to the 
world? 

Junior Museum 

® Girls and bovs interested in nature 
study and model building are invited 
to take part in the summer activities to be 
conducted by the Junior Museum. It is 
not necessary to have preWous experience, 
as the program is so arranged that the 
beginner will have ample opportunity to 
learn. 

School teachers are urged to visit the 
Junior Museum with their classes. Special 
conducted tours will be arranged for these 
groups, until the close of the school term. 
Teachers desiring this service may make 
arrangements by telephoning Delaware 
8164. 

At the close of the vacation period, the 
Museum will hold its annual Science Fair. 
The purpose of this Fair is to give the 
girls and boys an opportunity to exhibit 
their endeavors in the fields of science. 
The 1 5th Annual Model Airplane Tour- 
nament will be held throughout the sum- 
mer, with the final awards being made 
during the Science Fair. 

The Junior Museum will be open 10 
a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Sunday, from 
June 16 to August 30. 



JUNE, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



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San Juan Bautista 
^ On Sunday, June 22, old Mission 
San Juan Bautista %ill celebrate its 
144th anniversary. 

Highlight of the day will be the pres- 
entation of "Lilies of the Madonna," a 
dramatic pageant-play of the late 18th and 
early 19th centuries. Written by Mrs. 
Lucy Cuddy, prominent San Francisco 
playwright and author, the historic drama 
represents a colorful and charming inter- 
lude in the life of old Spain in California. 
Mrs. Cuddy has written pageant-plays for 
San Juan Bautista for six consecutive years. 

Music and lyrics come from the pen 
of Mrs. Frandsca Vallejo McGettigan, 
well-known composer and musician. Mrs. 
McGettigan is a grand-daughter of General 
Mariano Vallejo. early-day governor of 
California. 

Ceremonies on the day of the pageant 
in little San Juan Bautista. which lays 
claim to being Cah'fornia's most typically 
Spanish town, begin with church services 
in the chapel of the Mission, which was 
founded in 1797. A gigantic barbecue 
in the Mission Garden will be given at 
twelve noon on Sunday. Neighboring 
ranchers from miles around contribute the 
steers for the occasion. 

There will be two performances of 
"LiUcs of the Madonna" — in the after- 
noon and in the evening. 

San Juan Bautista is located ninety miles 
south of San Francisco, reached by Highway 
101. branching off at Chittenden Junction. 
Train and bus service is also available. 

Annual Museum Summer Party 

jl Saturday afternoon, June 7th, be- 
tween 1 and 4 p.m. the San Francisco 
Museum of Art will hold its annual Sum- 
mer exhibition and party for children. At 
this time, selected work of the Spring 
classes -viX be exhibited (until June 21) 
and scholarships of 1 year each to the 
Cahfomia School of Fine Arts will be 
awarded. Children attending the Muse- 
um's Saturday Morning Art Classes, their 
friends and parents will attend. There 
will be refreshments and entertainment. 

Children's Summer Art Classes 

1^ The San Francisco Museum of Art 
announces a series of Saturday morn- 
ing art classes for children between the 
ages of 4 and 18 to be held between June 
21 and August 2. Classes will be arranged 
so that all children may work with draw- 
ing, painting and clay modeling materials. 
Classes will be held between 10 and 11:30 
a.m. in the Museum galleries where chang- 
ing exhibitions are available for discussions 
and reference. The fee is 10 cents each 
Saturday. Children interested should leave 
their names at the Museum before June 6. 
Telephone HE. 2040. 



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The electrical wiring in your 
home or apartment determines 
the efficiency of your electric 
appUances and lighting facil- 
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Your wiring is inadequate 

1. Lack of outlets niakes it neces- 
sary to discormect lamps or ap- 
pliances to plug in" others. 

2. The distance between outlets 
causes the use of long, incon- 
venient and unsightly cords. 

3. Wiring is too small to bring 
heaters, irons, toasters and 
other heating appliances to 
correct operating temperature 
quickly. 

4. Lack of or improperly located 
switches noakes it necessary to 
enter darkened rooms. 

5. Overloaded wiring causes 
lights to dim perceptibly when 
appliances are used, or if fuses 
must be replaced frequently. 

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WOMEN'S 
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VOLUME XV • NUMBER 6 




WOMEN'S 


CITY CLUBI 


CALENDAR 


JULY 


1941 



Summer Special — Unlimited Swim Tickets — $2.50 

Swimming Pool Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a. m. to 

12:30 p. m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. 

Friday 3 p. m. to 9 p. m. and Saturday 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Men's Guest Night in Swimming Pool — Tuesday from 5:30 to 

6:30 p. m. and Friday from 5:30 to 9 p. m. 

League Bridge — Every Tuesday, Card Room, 2 and 7 p. m 



COIFFURE STYLE SHOW — WALLACE BEAUTY SALON — JULY 24 — 2:30 P. M., AMERICAN ROOM 

JULY— 1941 

1 — Contract Bridge Instruction and Supervised Play Room 208 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Gymnasium 9:45-11:45 a.m. 

J — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Stirvilie presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

7 — Club Round Table Main Dining Rm 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

8 — Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick - Gymnasium 9:45-11:45 a.m. 

9 — Book Review Dinner National Def. Room 6:00 p.m. 

Mrs. Thomas A. Stoddard will review "Amazon Throne" by Bertita Harding 

— French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surrille presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

I — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

Spanish Round Table — Senorita Moya Del Pino, presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

4 — Club Round Table Main Dining Rm. 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

5 — Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Gymnasium 9:45-11:45 a.m. 

7 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex- 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surnille presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

8 — French Conversational Class — Mine. Oliuier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

21 — Club Round Table ..^ Main Dining Rm 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

22 — Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Gymnasium 9:45-11:45 a.m. 

24 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemane presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

25 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Oliner presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

28 — Spanish Round Table — Senonta Moya Del Pmo presiding •. Cafeteria .....12:15 p.m. 

Club Round Table Main Dining Rm. 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

29 — Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Gymnasium 9:45-11:45 a.m. 

31 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding . Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

AUGUST— 1941 

1 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 



JULY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

MAGAZINE 



Publuhed Monthly 
at 465 Post Sxittt 



Telephone 
GArfield 8400 



Entered aa second-claaa matter April 14, 1928, at the Poat Office 
at San Franciaco, California, under the act of March 3, 1879. 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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Volume XV 



July, 1941 



Number 6 



CONTENTS 
ARTICLES 

The Pan American Highway — By Marie L. Darrach 8 

Bird Life Study and Its Broadening Influences — 

By Joseph J. Webb 10 

Japanese Buddhism — By Frank P. Tebbetts 16 

Infra Nuben 19 

DEPARTMENTS 

Calendar 2 

Announcements 4 

Red Cross Detachments 5 

Editorial _ 7 

A Message to Members, A Message of Success 11 

Poetry Page 12 

I Have Been Reading 13 



OFHCERS OF THE WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 
OF SAN FRANaSCO 

President _ _._ , MISS KATHARINE DONOHOE 

First Vice-President MRS. MARCUS S. KOSHLAND 

Second Vice-President MRS. STANLEY POWELL 

Third Vice-President MRS. MACONDRAY LUNDBORG 

Treasurer - MRS. LEO V. KORBEL 

Recording Secretary _ „ MISS BERTHA J. DALE 

Corresponding Secretary MRS. HAZEL PEDLAR FAULKNER 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Mrs. Harry B. Allen Mrs. W. B. Hamilton 

Mrs. H. L. Alves Mrs. Eugene S. Kilgore 

Mrs. Harold H. Bjornstrom Mrs. Leo V. Korbel 

Mrs. George Boyd Mrs. M. S. Koshland 

Mrs. William E. Colby Miss Marion W. Leale 

Miss Lotus Coombs Mrs. Macondray Lundborg 

Miss Bertha L. Dale Mrs. Garfield Mcrner 

Mrs. Duncan H. Davis Miss Alicia Mosgrove 

Miss Katharine Donohoe Dr. Ethel D. Owen 

Mrs. John O. Dresser Miss Harriet T. Parsons 

Mrs. John M. Eshleman Miss Esther P. Phillips 

Mrs. Perry Eyre Mrs. Elisabeth Gray Potter 

Mrs. Hazel Pedlar Faulkner Mrs. Stanley Powell 

Mrs. John A. Flicl Mrs. J. P. Rettenmayer 

Mrs. C. J. Goodell Mrs. Paul Shoup 
Mrs. C. R. Walter 



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for membership while 
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the $5.00 initiation 
fee IS still in effect.... 

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CLUB MAGAZINE — JULY, 1941 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 




^ GUEST CARDS — Vacation days and travel bring- 
ing many new contacts, should remind one of guest 
cards for newly made friends who may later visit San Fran- 
cisco. The one dollar guest fee allows unlimited guest cards 
for the year. 

^ THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMS ^ Mrs. A. 
P. Black, Chairman of the Thursday Evening Pro- 
grams has asked us to announce that during the month of 
July Thursday Evening Programs are to be discontinued. 
The programs will be resumed again on August seventh 
at the usual hour — eight o'clock. 

^ FOURTH FLOOR PATIO — Never before has our 
patio been as attractive as it now is. We should like to 
have members make it a point to visit this lovely spot when 
they are in the Clubhouse, and enjoy the lovely planting 
which has been so nicely planned by Miss Clara SchaefFcr. 

^ MEMBERSHIP DUES — July 7th marks the date 
when the names of all delinquent members shall be re- 
moved from the membership files. 1940-1941 Membership 
cards will nc longer be honored in the Clubhouse. This is a 
last reminder to those who may, through neglect, have 
failed to pay their dues. 

IN THE LEAGUE SHOP — For the summer cabin 
or weekend gift — Paper breakfast tray covers and 
napkins with a cheerie "good morning" — greeting printed 
in one corner. These sets come individually packaged — ■ are 
printed in two designs and several colors. 

^ WALLACE BEAUTY SALON — Miss Helen Wal- 
lace, Manager, cordially invites the membership to 

visit her newly decorated Beauty Salon on the Lower Main 

Floor of the Clubhouse. The Beauty Salon is also open to 

the public. 

^ GLOVE MAKING CLASSES — The glove making 
classes will continue through the month of July on 

Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons and evenings 

in Room 210. Fee, $2.00 for instructions — material extra. 

Mrs. Earl Tanbara, instructor. 



^ NEW MEMBERSHIPS — Initiation fee, $5.00. For 
the first time in the history of our organization has our 
initiation fee been reduced and only now was this ruling 
passed because the emergency defense program calls for 
more and more volunteer service. Members should urge 
their friends to join our groups now as each month we are 
being called upon for new services. 

^ SPANISH ROUND TABLES — Senorita Montiel, 
who presides at the Spanish Round Tables on the 
second and fourth Wednesday of each month has informed 
us that the round tables will be discontinued for the month 
of July and the first part of August, but will meet again on 
the fourth Wednesday in August, namely, August 27th. 
However, Senorita Moya Del Pino will hold Spanish Round 
Tables during the summer months of July and August, on 
the second and fourth Mondays in the Cafeteria at the 
lunch hour. Members and their guests are invited. 

^ BOOK REVIEW DINNER — South America is the 
subject for July. Day by day, for the United States, 
Canada to the north, and South America to the south, be- 
come closer and closer "good neighbors." Canada was Mrs. 
T. A. Stoddard's subject for discussion in book-reviews a 
few month ago. South America is a neighbor of whom we 
have grown keenly aware, but about whom we find we 
know surprisingly little. Particularly timely and important 
is the fascinating and utterly absorbing book about Brazil, 
"Amazon Throne," by Bertita Harding, the brilliant story- 
teller, who, in her books brings to life, strange, glamorous 
historical characters. This picturesque dramatic book is 
scholarly in facts, about the Mad Queen, the handsome 
daredevil King, and the wise enlightened Emperor who, 
separately, ruled Brazil for three generations. The author 
weaves the threads of their amazing lives into a book of 
superb reading. The Book Review Dinner is at six o'clock, 
on the evening of the second Wednesday, July 9, in the 
National Defenders' Room. 



JULY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



RED CROSS DETACHMENTS 

^ MORE WORK FOR THE RED CROSS — 
At a meeting at the Red Cross House, 625 Sutter 
Street, on Thursday, June 19, all workers were most cordially 
invited to visit there on Tuesday, July 1, for that is open 
house day, the entire building will be open for inspection, 
and a most interesting place it is. The building will be open 
from 10 a. m. to 9 p. m. There are many different kinds of 
work there that can be done for the Red Cross. That is the 
place to go to make hospital supplies, learn to be a member 
of the motor corps, or a canteen worker, or there are many 
other ways of serving. 

San Francisco has a new quota for the Red Cross to be 
finished by December 31. In knitting, the following gar- 
ments are needed : 

Men's sweaters, 2,500; women's sweaters, 2,500; chil- 
dren's sweaters, 7,500; socks, 750; suits, 2,000; caps, 500; 
mufflers, 200; shawls, 500. 

A new item is "toddler packs," a package for the two- 
year-old and for this knitters will be interested in the set 
of four knitted cuffs to be used for wrists and anklets for 
little suits that are to be made of cloth. The cuffs are to be 
made on sock needles of fine wool and three and a half inches 
long. These will be ideal to take for vacation knitting, small 
enough to go in a purse — and we need 1,800 sets, four to a 
set! Please get busy! 

It is interesting to know that already in June the Red 
Cross has sent out 72 cases, about 6,000 garments, and 
they are doing about that per month. That includes both 
knitting and sewing. For the new quota Mrs. Coxon says 
that we should make at least 509 garments a day! The 
quota for knitting by December 31 is 17,000 knitted gar- 
ments. The total quota is 93,290 garments. 

Room 209, second floor of our Clubhouse is open Mon- 
day through Friday 10-4, for both knitting and sewing. 

Stella Huntington, Chairman, Knitting Section. 

^ RED CROSS SEWING SECTION — As the July 
Magazine goes to press the Red Cross sewing unit will 
have rounded out the first year of production — 722 dresses, 
S3 skirts, 31 shirts. 



m CLASS IN HOME HYGIENE AND CARE OF 
THE SICK: A morning class in this work is already 
under way meeting each Tuesday morning at 9:45 in the 
Gymnasium of the Clubhouse. This room has been furnished 
as a bedroom with all equipment necessary for complete 
care of a patient. The instructor, a trained nurse, who is 
giving volunteer service to the Red Cross, is very efficiently 
training the group of members who have signed up for the 
twelve weeks' course. We are planning a night course also 
for business women and on page 7 of this Magazine a ques- 
tionnaire will be found which we urge members who may 
be interested to sign and return to the E.xecutive Office as 
soon as possible. 

^ CLASSES IN FIRST AID: A class in First Aid is 
to be formed about the fifteenth of July, but as the 
Magazine goes to press before details can be arranged it is 
not possible to give a complete outUne of the work, the exact 
dates, or the hours. We shall have both day and evening 
classes, and those wishing to join this group will please 
sign the questionnaire on page 7 and send it immediately 
to the Executive Office. 

H LIFE SAVING CLASSES — The desire of American 
women to be of use in an emergency has resulted in 
the establishment of classes of instruction by the American 
Red Cross. As part of this emergency program, the Women's 
City Club is including classes in hfe saving. 

Swimmers are urged to learn the methods — standardized 
by the Red Cross and taught by a Red Cross examiner — 
by which those in peril of drowning may be rescued with 
the least possible risk to the rescuer. Swimmers of ordinary 
ability should be prepared in cases of emergency to bring a 
drowning person to safety. Swimmers should be familiar 
writh personal water safety rules. Prevention is of more 
value than cure! 

The course consists of fifteen hours of land and water 
drills and is open to all swimmers over 18 years of age who 
can pass the Red Cross test : 

Classes of four or more will be formed upon request. 
Inquire at the Swimming Pool office. 




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"A shaft up into the blue' 
for the long loo\ of history." 

Ray Lyman Wilbur 



The Bells From Belgium 

Sing, hells from Belgium sing 
Those Stanford hymns we \now; 
Ring carillonneur, ring 
Your airs from long ago! 

Chime, bells from Belgium, chime 
In hours of wor\ and play : 
Time's hope for man is time — • 
Time's fear, some man's delay. 

Stri\e, hells from Belgium, stride 
For freedom, justice, truth. 
That east and west ali\e 
Feed Belgium's sojig to youth. 

William Leonard Schwartz. 



EDITORIAL 




^ The reduction of the Magazine to twenty-one pages for 
the three months (June, July and August), handicaps 
the Editorial StsfF a bit for the Club notes proper must take 
precedence over other stories and the choice of what ar- 
ticles can then be given space is not an easy one. We have 
omitted many but we have also brought to us stimulating 
reading. The celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary' of 
Stanford University and the dedication of the Hoover Li- 
brary' on War, Revolution and Peace we emphasize in our 
frontispiece, and the poem by William Leonard Schwartz 
reminds us again of the carillon which chimed so delightfully 
from the Library tower on the campus at the dedication. 
The story by Marie L. Darrach is likewise timely we think, 
for our daily life these days makes us interested in the 
Western Hemisphere as a unit as perhaps we never have 
been before. The story by Joseph J. Webb stirs us to be- 
come conscious of bird life in states where study of the 
habits and lives of many species is possible the year around. 
We thank these writers for coming to us. 



friends come to us they ask questions — chief among them 
"Just what is the National League for Woman's Service?" 
The httle booklet which was compiled not long ago answers 
with an interesting story of volunteer service which has 
functioned continuously down through the twenty-five years 
since the beginning of the League during the last war. 
This history of the League is more thrilling than we who 
have been close to it realize, and our guests will be delighted 
to know our background as we share with them the privileges 
of our beautiful Clubhouse. 

1^ The drive for the United Service Organizations will 
be officially past when these pages are read, but the 
opportunity to give to this good cause will not be past, and 
those who have returned from vacations will still want to 
add their "mite" to this worthy fund. "Is this drive really 
necessary" many have asked. We of the National League 
for Woman's Service can answer with special emphasis, "It 
certainly is," for in our work in our own National Defen- 
ders' Club, dedicated to recreation for men in the services, 
we are daily conscious of the fact that no one organization 
can do it all. Certainly we as Americans cannot afford to 
handicap, by lack of funds, six major organizations which 
suddenly are called upon to supplement their regular pro- 
grams of work by providing services for men in National 
Defense. 

^ The training of enlisted men and selectees will mean 
a new generation of efficient young Americans ready 
to meet the services of a new world. The training of 
women must keep pace with this education of men, both 
in the preparation of National Defense and in the duties of 
the post-war era when sanitation and hygiene will play an 
important part in rehabilitation. The detachments of train- 
ing in the Clubhouse have proved so popular that the de- 
mand for more will be answered by two new classes, to 
start in mid-July. The questionnaire below is for your use. 



QUESTIONNAIRE 

I wish to join the Evening Class of HOME HYGIENE 

AND CARE OF THE SICK ( ), beginning about 

July 15. 



^ In February, 1939, the Women's City Club Magazine 
paid tribute to Louise Boyd in an article written by 
Alice Eastwood. Miss Boyd is again on her way to the 
North, having outfitted her own expedition on a mission of 
importance to the Government. Her skipper is Bob Bartlett, 
who was also Peary's Captain. Our best wishes go with 
Miss Boyd on this, her latest contribution in the world of 
science. 

I wish to join the Morning Class in FIRST AID ( ), 

^ The out-of-doors was never more appealing in San j ^g^ to join the Evening Class in FIRST AID ( ), 

Francisco than now with the warmth of summer suns , . u ► t i i ? 

... , , , , . , ,• L , • ,1 beginning about July 1 \ 

and without the togs and trade winds which later in the 

season visit San Francisco. Now is the time to urge friends , , 

r r , \ Name 

who are travelhng to stop over tor a tew days as they jour- 
ney North or South or West to the Hawaiian Islands and , , , 

' ■ -T-u Address 

to visit our Clubhouse, which always interests visitors. The 

bedrooms are in excellent order and each guest will be grate- _ , , 

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ful for the card which allows her to enjoy the hc->spitaiity 

for which the Women's City Club is famous. As these ,___...___...______..»__.■■■■..._._..■■.. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — JULY, 1941 



THE 

PAN AMERICAN ■»-'-- 
HIGHWAY 



by Marie L. Darrach 




^ There are two definite programs being planned for 
women's activities in connection with all out aid for 
the United States. The one is for participation in activities 
for national defense; the other for cooperation in projects 
designed to develop friendly relations with our South and 
Central American neighbors. 

The importance of bringing the countries of the West' 
ern Hemisphere into closer relationship, not only diplo- 
matically but on the basis of good neighbors, has been 
stressed for some time and much spade work toward hemi- 
spheric amity has been done through inter- American con- 
ferences, round table discussions, good will tours, and free 
interchange of students. In the program now being set up 
to utilize the efforts of women, these gestures will be trans- 
lated into a practical project which will draw the rank and 
file of the peoples of the North, South and Central Ameri- 
can countries into participation in this plan for creating 
Pan American solidarity. 

The Pan American Highway Association, incorporated 
for the purpose of creating public opinion in favor of the 
speedy completion of the Pan American Highway extend- 
ing from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, 
has inaugurated a campaign to assemble in one interna- 
tional organization representative women of the twenty 
countries through which the highway will pass. Construc- 
tion of the highway has long been considered the most im- 
portant phase in the large and comprehensive plan to 
establish friendly relations with the Latin American coun- 
tries. Fift>' per cent of the 14,100 miles has already been 
finished and Congress has just appropriated $20,000,000 to 
complete the section between Texas and the Panama Canal, 
as a measure of national defense. Completion of the un- 
finished portion of the highway will cost approximately 
half a billion dollars available through appropriations from 
the several governments of North, South and Central 
America, and obtainable without loss of time, only if an 



The Pan American Highway will provide land communication with 
T^orth and South America for this Mexican Coastal Town. 

intelligent and vocal public opinion is strong enough to 
influence legislatures. 

So the function of this international group, composed 
entirely of women, will be to focus public attention on the 
project, and keep ever>'one within the sphere of their in- 
fluence informed as to its progress and importance. Com- 
pletion of the highway in the near future will be a fitting 
climax to the social and diplomatic gestures which have 
been made and are being made along "good neighbor" lines 
and which will be an achievement for which the women 
assembled in the organization will be given unquestioned 
credit. 

A highway is a simple and practical device for the pro- 
motion of friendship and understanding. The Lincoln High- 
way is a concrete example of its efficacy in integrating 
groups of people. Prior to the completion of the Lincoln 
Highway the problems of the West were only partially 
understood by the East. The attitude of one section to the 
other was in a measure unsympathetic, and neighborly re- 
lations on occasion, decidedly strained. But since 1915, as 
a result of its existence with easy accessible transportation 
and closer communication, we have become a homogeneous 
people. While railroads, steamships, clippers and airplanes 
provide traveling facilities and stimulate an exchange of 
ideas between those of the same intellectual and economic 
strata, it takes a highway, scaled to accommodate the needs 
of all the people, and furnishing an inexpensive medium of 
travel from place to place to fuse the masses and amalga- 
mate the interests of those of different nationalities, cus- 
toms and language. And what the horizontal highway 
across the United States from East to West has done to 
establish sectional amit>% the Pan American Highway 
stretching vertically from Buenos Aires, Argentina, will 
duplicate by improving international relations and integrat- 
ing North and South American cultures. 

The several sections which have already been finished 



JULY, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



include those in Guatemala, Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, 
Chile, and Argentina, and the portion which will join 
Texas and the Panama Canal for which the President ob- 
tained a $20,000,000 appropriation will be completed 
without delay. But so long as breaks remain in the high- 
way it will fall far short of serving its purposes either for 
national defense or as a life line supplying sustenance for 
the good will which is being so carefully nursed. 

The highway is at present charted as (1) The Alaskan 
Northwest Highway, (2) The Inter- American Highway 
and (3) The Pan American Highway. But the expecta- 
tion is that, when it is finished, it will be considered as a 
unit, and be known for its entire 14,100 miles as the Pan 
American Highway, preserving in all probability various 
local designations to identify it in relaton to the section 
through which it passes. For instance our Cahfornia Red- 
wood Highway as part of the unit would never lose its 
identity, and that portion of the Pan American Highway 
called the Simon Bolivar Highway would always be known 
by its distinctive name. One of the privileges of the women 
members of the highway organization will be the suggest- 
ing of names for the various sections, and the preparation 
of appropriate and identical markers, to designate its inter- 
national make-up and furnish information to the traveller. 

Pan American solidarity is of vital importance to the 
people of all the American Republics. The attack to which 
democracy is now being subjected is potentially a threat 
not only to the political independence of the American 
states, but also to the economic welfare, the spiritual values 
and the national cultures of their people. 

Our strength and the strength of our Latin American 
neighbors to hold out against the forces of terrorism and 
aggression which have swept across Europe and are spread- 
ing throughout the world will be increased only by a grow- 
ing political, economic and cultural cooperation among the 
American Republics. So the main activity of this Pan 
American group of well-informed women will be to stress 
the cultural, economic, industrial and agricultural advan- 
tages which will accrue to the individual countries through 
which the Highway will pass and to mold puWic opinion 
in favor of its speedy completion. 

The South American countries in which sections of the 
highway are completed are already forging ahead along 
industrial lines. At present the interiors of the South and 



Central American countries are for the most part unde- 
veloped industrially. The centers of population are only 
on the coast. The highway will go through these coastal 
towns, and when completed will stimulate industrial ac- 
tivity and create greater need for the natural resources in 
the interior. Connecting laterals with the main trunk line 
will in turn open up vast agricultural areas. 

The World Power Conference estimated that Latin 
America pxissesses 15 per cent of the world's total water 
power resources. And that the hydro-electric power po- 
tential of South America alone is considered greater than 
that of Europe and about the same as that of North Amer- 
ica. With this potentiahty the industriaUzation of all the 
countries of Latin America is only a matter of time and 
depends largely for speedy materialization on such aid as 
a completed Pan American Highway will furnish. And 
since it has been conceded that the development of democ- 
racy in South America will be assured only when wide- 
spread industrialization raises the standard of living in 
these countries, the project of completing the highway be- 
comes one of supreme importance in the whole program 
for national defense and in the achievement of Pan Amer- 
ican sohdarity. 

When completed the Highway will pass through all the 
major countries of South America with the exception of 
Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, which it will connect with 
laterals. And as an agency for the stimulation of the good 
neighbor policy it will not only contribute to hemispheric 
amity hut will improve relations between the Latin Amer- 
ican countries themselves. This linking together of the 
South American Republics, at present perilously disunited 
because of conflicting ideologies will do more than any- 
thing else to reconcile acute differences in national thought 
and serve to unite them on a preference for democratic 
ideals. And in furnishing a direct line of communication 
with the western section of the United States, the highway 
will be a medium of neighborly significance that neither 
Germany nor Japan can duplicate in their propagandizing 
efforts to popularize a totalitarian form of government. 

We in this country' are beginning to realize that lan- 
guage, customs and economic conditions as they relate to 
the masses are the real barriers between us and a perfect 
understanding of our southern neighbors. We have tried 
to reach the plain people with (Continued on page 18 




A Lin\ of the Pan American Highway — The Golden Gate Bridge 
CLUB MAGAZINE — JULY, 1941 



BIRD LIFE STUDY 

AND ITS 

BROADENING 

INFLUENCES 

By Joseph J. Webb 



^ When a young man, the writer camped, fished and 
hunted in the upper reaches of the Carmel River, 
Monterey County, CaHfornia. Mountain and Valley Quail, 
Band-tailed Pigeons and Mourning Doves were well known, 
but only such thought was given to their habits, habitats or 
food preferences as assisted us in successfully hunting them. 
In the valley one recognized Blackbirds, Meadow Larks, 
and Robins, but not being game birds little interest was 
taken in them. 

Crows, hawks (all species of hawks were merely hawks) , 
and owls were considered harmful and shot at whenever 
within range of our gun. Turkey Vultures, though carrion 
eaters, were considered legitimate targets for gun and rifle 
practice. No notice was taken of warblers, vireos, or any 
other song birds with the exception of linnets and "can- 
aries." 

At our public schools botany was one of the prescribed 
studies, lessons were given and field trips taken to collect 
specimens for herbariums, but upon the subject of birds and 
bird life teachers were silent. 

In 1913, when making a trip through Yellowstone Park, 
I met Dr. and Mrs. Lewey. The doctor was a member of a 
Chicago Audubon Association, and during the few days 
we spent together his keen interest in and knowledge of 
bird life aroused a wish on my part to know more about 
our feathered friends. 

Learning of a University of California extension course 
on birds and bird life, to be given by Dr. Harold C. Bryant, 
the writer enrolled as one of his students in the fall of 
1917 and since then his field of study has gradually extended 
until it includes many phases of this fascinating subject. 

A beginner for purposes of identification usually divides 
birds into color groups; as time passes it becomes obvious 
that some understanding of call notes and song is essential, 
then their habits, habitats, manner of flight and food prefer- 
ences must be considered. One associates certain species 
with certain trees, to-wit : the California Woodpecker, and 
the Plain Titmouse in the oaks; theWaxwing in the pepper 
or cherry trees, the Pine Siskin in the willows and alders 
during spring; the California Thrasher and the Bell Spar- 
row in the chaparral covered hillside, etc. One observes the 



fondness of the Black-headed Grosbeak and the Western 
Tanager for the toyon and cascara berry. Gradually one 
becomes interested in trees, plants and flowers. 

The fact that the oaks are heavily laden with acorns; the 
toyon and the cascara bushes with thousands of berries, 
that millions of seeds are scattered far and wide, stimulates 
your mental faculties and you wonder if the Supreme 
Architect in His infinite wisdom, did not intend them to 
be used as food as well as for propagation purposes. Every- 
where you find evidence of nature's bountiful provision. 

Springs, creeks, creek beds, rivers, lakes and rainfall 
come into your expanding horizon and there follows in 
natural sequence an impulse to acquire information as to 
all phases of nature which influence the avian world. Some 
knowledge of altitudes and life zones is helpful and neces- 
sary. Migratory flight passes in review. 

You observe seasonal variation in plumage, learn how 
nature endeavors to preserve by protective coloring. Con- 
sider the Ptarmigan, or Arctic Grouse, snow white in 
winter to mottled brown and white when the warmth of 
spring melts the snow and the brown colored rocks show 
here and there; the Texas Night Hawk so difKcult to locate 
when nesting, because of its protective coloring and many 
other similar examples will be recalled by students of bird 
life. Nature's purpose we know, but how it accomplishes 
this we do not know. 

Inevitably there comes consideration of the real value of 
avians, their place in the scheme of things. On the one side 
you place economics, on the other esthetics. 

The checks and balances of nature are evident, and when 
man attempts to alter them, the results are usually unsatis- 
factory. How necessary is a comprehensive study of fish 
and game management, forests, recreation and land use 
planning, and not less important is research by well trained 
men who are free from political influence. Would the Pas- 
senger Pigeon and the Heath Hen have been exterminated, 
would our forests have been destroyed, would erosion and 
dust bowls have brought untold misery if these subjects had 
been better understood? 

Should not instruction be given in our schools about birds 
and bird life, so that the younger generation would grow 
into manhood and womanhood with some knowledge of 
the'r importance? 




JULY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



m 



A MESSAGE 

TO MEMBERS 

A MESSAGE 

OF SUCCESS 



^ Four months ago the National Defenders' Club opened 
its doors to the men whose present business is American 
defense. With the approval and blessing of commanding 
officers hereabouts the room which has been open seven 
days a week since the end of February was started on its 
way in the service of men in the ranks. 

In those months more than eleven hundred men have 
signed the National Defenders' Club register on the OC' 
casion of their first visit to the Club. Eleven hundred is a 
considerable membership for any four months" old organi- 
zation, unless it be the Army or Navy itself. That figure, 
obviously does not mean that only eleven hundred men 
have made use of the room. The daily count shows several 
times that number who have come time and again and who 
continue to bring with them new "members" of the National 
Defenders" Club. 

From every side comes the constantly repeated question 
— is the Club being used — that is from every side but 
from the men themselves. They know the answer. The fact 
that the room is theirs strengthens each week their knowl- 
edge of the growing use of the quarters so generously as- 
signed them in the Women"s City Club. 

One question they ask again and again. Who sponsors 
this room? Who pays for it? Does somebody care that much 
whether we have a decent place to come? 

Two boys in army uniform come a bit timidly through 
the corridor. They stop at the Defenders' Club Information 
Desk to register. Newcomers — yes. They are escorted to 
the lounge where they are greeted by one of the Volunteers in 
uniform. They are shown about and told what each feature 
of the club is. They smile or are serious in making their 
round. At its completion the Volunteer assures them that 
the Club is theirs. And she leaves them to enjoy it. 

Almost without exception the boys return to the desk of 



the officer of the day or to one of the volunteers on duty 
to ask — who does this? — and to remark — "It's great." 

A chaplain from a near-by field drops in (at the sugges- 
tion of a line officer who has seen the Club) . After a care- 
ful examination of the room and the library, the canteen 
and the rest rooms, he comes back smiling to say — "This 
is the greatest thing I've seen. I can't find a thing to criti- 
cise. It's beautiful — it's useful — it's vital — but best 
of all it has been planned by a group that knows soldier 
psychology." 

The National Defenders" Club is a demonstration in 
democracy. It is the gift of the membership of the National 
League for Woman's Service for the benefit of the men 
who have been called to defend our Nation. It is an example 
to the men who make use of it; of the recognition of one 
group in a community of the community's responsibility to 
keep faith with those men. A day in the National De- 
fenders' Club reminds one that America will be defended 
by a cross-section of her sons. Tradesmen and mechanics, 
doctors and lawyers, students and artisans — married and 
single — ■ with and without family ties and responsibilities, 
they all have come during the course of the four months 
that the National Defenders' Club has been open. In their 
own good time and their own way they tell of their hopes 
and plans, of their prospects and their disappointments. 
They find in the Club Rooms — the contribution of the 
National League — and in the service of the Volunteers 
the nearest substitute for home that they have seen — they 
have taken the Club to their hearts. 

Men from forty-three states have been registered — the 
largest single representation being from the city of Chicago, 
with Cleveland second. 

Uncle Sam's mailbox in the lobby of the Women's City 
Club shows a decided upswing of business in that depart- 
ment since the opening of the National Defenders' Club for 
there is a daily average of ten letters sent out by soldiers 
and sailors who find the Club a favorite writing place. 

They are long on air mail lettc-s, too. Stamp sales keep 
volunteers busy when the desks are all occupied by letter- 
writers. 

A newcomer in the Club watched the agent for the Coca 
Cola Company restock the supply. He walked across the 
nxim briskly to introduce himself as a former Coca Cola 
man from another state, now a Giast artiller>'man. The local 
"Coke" man had been an artillery officer in World War 
Number One. 

There are exceptions to all rules — so the only time when 
a Volunteer does not "introduce" a new member to the 
National Defenders' Club is when that new member is ac- 
companied by one who has been there before. Then it's the 
soldier or sailor who acquaints his friend with "our Club" 
— ■ "here's where we read, and there's where we eat — when 
we can!" and so on. 

A measure of the Club's success is the obviously "pro- 
prietary air"' which those who have made use of it tcel and 
express — whenever occasion permits. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — JULY, 1941 



11 




POETRY PAGE 



Edited by Florence Keene 



Chinese Orchestra 

Now the assembled dragons rear and roar, 
Coil and uncoil a fiery trail of sound; 
Over the glittering, gem-encrusted ground 
On livid wings strange nameless monsters soar 
Hissing and batlike, four and hideous four 
Grinning with mindless evil, round and round 
The incredible mountain peak of sacred ground 
Where stands ,i t.ill pagoda, gaunt and hoar. 

The Princess totters on her gilded feet; 
Across a high-bowed bridge of pearl and jade 
A grim enchanter follows on her flight ; 
The Virtuous Prince swings thrice his magic blade 
And all is won . . . Listen how piercing sweet 
The moon-harp laughs across the scented night: 

—Clifford Gessler. 



Chinatown 

San Francisco's Chinatown 

Drowsing on a hill; 

Fascinating Chinatown 

Wooing with its thrill. 

Curling roofs and lacquered doors, 

Grills ... a gilded screen 

To shield an ivory beauty 

Sleek of hair with ebon's sheen. 

Flash of haughty mandarin. 

Son of Heaven, he; 

Upon his breast he proudly wears 

In gold embroidery 

The dragon emblem of his caste, 

Forbears of whom to prate; 

Descendant, he, of many who 

Have ruled a kingdom great. 

Behind him struts a pretty girl, 

A modern of his race; 

Her natty bob is ultra smart 

And rouge adorns her face. 

Flowers and fans and sandalwood . . 

Jade and brass and teak . . . 

Jasmine tea and lichee nuts . . . 

Tourist hordes who seek 

San Francisco's Chinatown 

Drowsing on a hill; 

Fascinating Chinatown 

Wooing with its thrill. 



Night in Chinatown 

Night creeps on noiseless, slippered feet 

Through Chinatown; 
And in each narrow, twisted street 
Smoke-shadows from his pipe arise. 

Drift up and down. 
And screen the place from curious eyes. 

The barred doors, lining either side 

Of darkened ways. 
Are quaint, old, folded fans that hide 
Strange figures from fantastic tales 

Of ancient days. 
Of life and time that mystery veils. 

A dingy stair climbs out of sight. 

And at its door 
Is flickering a dim gas light 
That writes, where wavering shadows fall, 

A changing score 
Of characters upon the wall. 

A balcony hangs overhead. 

Empty and bare; 
Some passing footstep's muffled tread 
(A motion more than sound it seems) : 

And everywhere 
The dragon Silence broods and dreams. 

— Margaret Montgomery. 



-Madelaine Archer. 



Madelaine Archer formerly resided 
in Oakland. 



Clifford Gessler, former literary editor of the Honolulu Star 
Bulletin, well \noum for his poetry and prose, lives in Ber\eley. 

Margaret Montgomery lines in San Bernardino. 



JULY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



I HAVE BEEN 
READING 

I'll Sing One Song; by Wiliie Snow El- 
dridge. Macmillan, 1941. Price $1.75. 
Reviewed by Jessie Ashley. 

Letters From Jlm — Edited with a fore- 
word by Cecil Roberts. (The Macmil- 
lan Company, 1941— $1.75.) Re- 
viewed by Georgea Wiseman. 

Magic in a Bottle; by Miitoti Silverman. 
Macmillan Company. $2.50. Reviewed 
by F. Faulkner. 

^ "ril Sing One Song; by Willie Snow 
Eldridge. . . . How often these days 
at the Library desk does one hear this wail, 
"O dear, all the books you have are about 
war, spies and horrors!" Well, here is a 
book that is not in that catagory at all. 

If you wish to "get away from it all," 
do put on your must list 'Til Sing One 
Song" by Willie Snow Eldridge. 

It is not a long book, but is so filled 
with the joy of living and the simple 
beauties of hfe that it will transport you 
for several hours at least to a happier, 
saner world. 

The plot — if plot it is — is laid in a 
country home near Louisville, Kentucky, 
where Mrs. Eldridge, her husband and 
family of four live. 

In a very humorous way she gives us a 
picture of the joys and sorrows of our 
year in the life of a happy American family. 

Her vivid descriptions of Derby Week, 
lavish breakfasts, parties and picnics bring 
to mind the famed hospitality of the Blue 
Grass Country. All through the book you 
feel her happy faculty of laughing at her- 
self and taking things as they come and 
making the best of them in the careful 
manner of the true Southerner. 

^fe In a foreword to this delightful little 
book, Cecil Roberts explains why he 
is permitting the pubHc to read these 
warm, personal letters from the boy whom 
he had befriended, and is, no doubt, still 
befriending. 

One June day in 1934, Mr. Roberts, 
while en route to London from his coun- 
try home, lost a valuable manuscript. Upon 
his return, that evening, he was given 
the manuscript by his housekeeper, who 
told him about the telegraph boy who had 
found and brought it in. The housekeeper 
had given the boy no reward, but had 
taken his name and address. 

When, some days later, Mr. Roberts 
called at the address, he was greeted by 
Jim"s hospitable mother, introduced to the 
father, to two other sons, and to Jim. From 
that time. Mr. Roberts took a deep, per- 



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sonal interest in the boy, inviting him to 
his home, seeing to it that he met cultured 
people, and guiding, to some extent, his 
life. 

At the beginning of the war, Jim was 
sent to Paris in the same Corps as Mr. 

Roberts' friend, Lieut.-Col. N. , who 

was in charge of gasoline supplies. Here 
he was treated, as he himself writes, as 
a "pnje chicken." The first group of let- 
ters, written to Mr, Roberts who was then 
on a speaking tour in America, show Jim, 
the friend-maker. 

The letters are full of exuberant loyalty 
to these people who are kind to him. His 
French teacher "mothers" him, invites him 
for Sunday teas, picnics, and to concerts. 
Obviously, the men he works with like 
him. He sings, he plays the piano, he has 
a thorough appreciation of food. He en- 
joys Paris, and the beauties of Paris. (In 
a letter written some time later, from Eng- 
land, he declares his intention of making 
it one of his life's duties to find again his 
many French friends, after the war.) 

These first letters are young and full 
of the spirit of adventure. Since Jim did 
not know they were to be published, he 
let himself go. Always entertaining, the 
letters are, at times, of astonishing excel- 
lence. His simple prose sings hke a poem. 
His sense of fun is always popping out, — 
fun entirely without malice. 

After the fall of France, Jim managed 
to return to England. He was in danger, 
but he can only hint at that, due to 
censorship. 

The rest of the letters, written from 
England, show that Jim's abounding trust 
in his fine world has been shattered. Bomb- 
ing horrors leave him grim. He gets little 
sleep. He worries about his mother, whose 
three sons are now "in it." In the last 
letter, he recognizes that trouble is coming 
in Greece, and says "it seems a pity that 
yet another inoffensive nation should be 
degraded by the filthy Axis methods." No 
longer is Jim the healthy-minded, laugh- 
ter-loving youngster. But he is not whin- 
ing, and he is in the fight to a finish. 

One hopes that Cecil Roberts will give 
the public more of Jim. It is a privilege 
to meet, in this intimate way, a clean, 
gifted young Britisher whose eyes arc clear, 
and whose determination will never weaken. 

M "Magic in a Bottle"; by Milton Sil- 
verman. . . . Somewhere down the 
ages of groping for the answer to disease 
and pain, medical men, or at least a few of 
them, ceased to trust in the old proved 
remedies like, to quote the book, "viper's 
broth, crab's eyes, and murderer's skull," 
and started to search for a specific drug for 
a specific disease. Here is a book that tells 
of the hunt for the "magic bullets" of 
medicine: the specific drugs, from quinine 
to sulfanilamide, and tells in a manner that 

JULY, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



speaks of scientific knowledf;e and endless 
research on the part of the author; but 
more than this, the book deals with the 
men behind the hunt; and deals with them 
as the ordinary, humane humans which 
they were; with their efforts, oversights, 
disappointments, and successes as they over- 
came the resistance of their profession to 
change. 

It is an unfortunate fact that many of 
the scientific subjects treated from the lay- 
man's angle fail to realize the possibilities 
that lie in their recounting: but this story is 
a notable exception. The author, who is a 
writer on scientific subjects for one of the 
San Francisco papers, handles his subject 
in a manner that has none of the textbook 
flavor about it; and he has produced a tale 
well worth the telling, and the reading. 

New Books in Club Library 

NON-FICTION 

Women of Brit.mn; Beatrice Curtis 
Brown, Ed. 

Nine Days Wonder; John Masefield. 

The Time is Now; Pierre Van Paassen. 

Amazon Throne; Bertita Harding. 

Another Part of the Forest; G. B. 
Stern. 

The Brandyw'INE; Henry Seidel Canby. 

Allenby; Sir Archibald Wavell. 

The White Cliffs; Alice Duer Miller. 

The Pattern of Freedom; Bruce L.Rich- 
mond. Ed. 

A Man Arose; Cecil Roberts. 

Sombreros Are Becoming; Nancy John- 
stone. 

The Fun I've Had; Bayard Veiller. 

Blood, Sweat and Tears; Winston 
Churchill. 

Pan America; Carleton Beals. 

The Soong Sisters; Emily Hahn. 

Lanterns on the Levee; William Alex- 
ander Percy. 

Living Treasure; Ivan T. Sanderson. 

I'd Live It Over; Flora Cloman. 

The R. a. F, in Action. 

Letters From Jim; Cecil Roberts, Ed. 

And Beacons Burn Again; Henry Jesson. 

My First War; Sir Basil Bartlett, Bt. 
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Arsenic and Old Lace; Joseph Kessel- 
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The Talley Method; S. N. Bchrman. 
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No One Now Will Know; E. M. Dela- 
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Junior Miss; Sally Benson. 

The Neutral Ground; Frank O. Hough. 

Captain Paul; Edward Ellsberg. 

When the Living Strive; Richard La 
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Japanese Buddhism 

— B\ Frank P. Tebbetts 
^ In the sixth century of our era Budd- 
hism, born in India and acclimated in 
China, penetrated from Korea to Japan. 

The new religion found in the person 
of the Prince Regent the Constantine of 
Japan, a zealous partisan, and almost im- 
mediately became under his sponsorship a 
state system of worship. 

With the beginning of the Tokugawa 
Shogunate, Shinto was revived as a state 
religion and the official recognition of 
Buddhism was withdrawn. Fundamentally 
tolerant however. Buddhism agreed well 
wnth Shinto the ancient worship of the 
Japanese people, and gradually penetrated 
the society, the customs and the arts, and 
in fact permeated the very soul of Japan, 
until today it is the country's dominant 
religious movement. 

There came about in time, however, a 
very definite reinterpretation of Buddhism 
in terms of the Japanese point of view. 
Shinto and Confucianism both became in- 
terwoven with the religion of Buddha, ef- 
fected vital changes in its concepts, and 
eventually the ancient pessimistic doctrine 
of India developed into a new and more 
adaptible theology in the human, smiling 
and vitalizing Japanese atmosphere. 

Japanese Buddhism as a result is an in- 
stitution peculiar to the soil where it has 
flowered and is directly expressive of the 
progressive, liberal and inherently opti- 
mistic attitude of the Japanese people. 

The most important of the various 
Buddhist sects in Japan is the Shin-shu or 
Shin sect. Its influence upon the nation is 
so predominant that we find its ascendency 
expressed everywhere in the Japanese 
civilization. For all practical purposes the 
religion of Japan is that represented by the 
Shin sect of Buddhism. It has some 21,000 
temples, about fifty thousand priests, about 
eleven million perpetual subscribers, other 
millions of casual adherents, and operates 
schools, colleges, social welfare institutions, 
various relief undertakings, workhouses, 
medical assistance projects, cooperative 
sodeties, back to the land associations, and 
other corrective and chariablc organizations 
ad infinitum. It has been particularly active 




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in missioiMry undcrukingi. and the head- 
quarters for lU miiaon in North America 
if Btuated in San Francisco. »ith Bishop R. 
Xifatraka^ as the chief executive. There 
are about sixty temples in North America, 
of which about forty are in California, and 
about eighty thousand adherents m the 
United States, of «-hich about sixty thou- 
sand are in California. 

The sect was estabbshed by Saint Shin- 
ran in the thirteenth century. He was 
descended from one of the old arvtocratic 
families of Japan and at an early age en- 
tered a Buddhist monastery to become a 
pnest. 0\er a long period of years, during 
which he rose to prominence in his order. 
Saint Shinran beciimc di.«.vatrf£ed with con- 
ditions surrounding the religion, which had 
become highly formalued and introspective. 
He attempted reforms and was banished. 
Eventually he rciumed to see his reforms 
realized in the forming of a new sect better 
suited to the manners and \-iewpoint of the 
times. He was a good and saintly man. who 
strove to make religion a In-ing influence 
in the bves of common people. His remains 
have rested in the beautiful old Honwanji 
temple in Kyoto since 1 272. 

I don't suppose an appreciation of the 
traditions and influence on the people of 
this anaent sect can be fully understood 
without a visit to the fountain head of the 
religion. There in the atmosphere of an- 
bquity and natural beauty, with the long 
avenues of magnificent cryptomerias. the 
peaceful old temples, the sound of musical 
bells rising softly on the evening air. aged 
priests saying their prayers in temple gar- 
dens, mountain <hnnes m a setting of 
niiitchless charm and eternal serenity, there 
must come to one much of the peace and 
tranquility which this friendly religion 
tcachesL 

Of course in our busy and practical world 
the accommodations of the Shin sect take 
on a more modem, if somewhat less saac- 
tified. form. The temple in San Francisco 
is a fine modem building with administrative 
off CCS. school and committee rooms, and a 
gymnaaum in addition to the hall of wor- 
f'-ip. 

Sunday school for the younger children, 
parochial gatherings, the Young Buddhists 
Association and diocesan conventions meet 
there, and the administrative work of the 
pansh and the diocese are conducted from 
these offices. A service in English is con- 
ducted every Sunday by a Caucasian 
Buddhist, which interested Americaiu will 
find very informative and in«tructive. The 
general public, whether of Buddhist per- 
suasion or not, is cordially invited to attend 
these services. 

The hall of worship, with its elaborate 
gold alur, side alurs. and highly decorated 
altar screen is most impressive, and the at- 
tendant priests are very cooperative and 
courteous in showing visitors around and 



an<wenng all their qucsoons with entire 
freedom from reserve. The service is 'imiru*- 
cent of certain aspects of the dthciic and 
Episcopalcan services. There is a pnest or 
pncjts in robes, prayers before the altw. 
the burning of incense, the ringing ol bells, 
the reading of a gospel, the singing of 
hymns, the preaching of a sermon from a 
pulpit, some reading from sacred writings, 
and some final pr-iyers. The service i< <lK>rt. 
No collection is l<ken up. And the (jkI is 
stressed that there is no idol wnr*hip in 
the religion. The statue of Budda is pi--- -nl 
simply as a reminder as the statue? nl 
sainu. arc pre»mt in Catfaobc churcl.r^ 
Buddhists do not pray for thincs fur them- 
vclvcf. They simply submit themselves to 
the .supreme being and ask for guidaiKe, 
something that wr could well take example 
from in the Christian reUgion. The Shin 
sect represents the extreme point of evolu- 
tion toward optimi'm and simpUficalion of 
worship in Buddhism. 

In It faith replaces philosophy. All un- 
necessary forms and ceremonies are dis- 
pensed with. 

Its gospeb are understandable, its ser- 
mnru short and informative, its hymru 
modem and tuneful, its pohcy and church 
administration up to date and practical. 

Access to the Pure Land or Paradise is 
promised after death to all men. worthy or 
sinners, if they have before death implored 
.Amida — Buddha with a sincere and con- 
tnte heart. 

The church organisation in the United 
States b ,i] the hai^ds of young men with a 
modern point of view toward religious in- 
stitutions, and a full appreciabon of the 
importance of its influence upon the Japan- 
ese residents of Cahfomia. 

No activity is more indicative of this 
tendency than the many undertakings of 
the sect to inculcate loyalty to the United 
States government among the .American 
bom Japanese, to encourage good citizen- 
ship, and to extend to the draftees in the 
present emergency the hearty good wishes, 
and the incentive, for a conscientious per- 
formance of dut-.- 

Swrimmiiig Pool News 
m August 16. 10:30 to 11:30 a. m. 
Swimming Party for children over 
seven. Games, races, prizes. 

Tuesdays — 3:00 to ■4:00 p. m. Coach- 
ing and games* hour for children. 

Thursda>-s — 11 :M to 11 :4Y a. m. — 
Reducing class. It's fun! 

Saturda>-s — 10:30-11:30. Girl Scout 
swimming classes. They learn to swim be- 
fore camp. They continue swimming after 
camp is over. 

Fridays — T:3O-9:0O a. m. Men's guest 
night. Entertain out-of-towners. They wiH 
enjoy a swimming party tremendously. 

Every day (except Sunday) a swim day! 
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a cultural, economic and political program 
which we hoped would be interpreted to 
them by their intellectuals. But the measure 
of our success has been problematical. 

However with such a simple device for 
the encouragement of neighborly inter- 
course as a continuous highway reaching 
North and South for 14,100 miles over 
which anyone may travel cheaply and com- 
fortably in the family jallopy, will go far 
toward solving the problem of how to get 
together on fundamentals. 

The language barrier will soon be down 
when people of different nationahties meet 
often on the road and have common inter- 
ests to discuss. In Buenos Aires they will 
begin speaking Portuguese as a matter of 
course; and in Brazil Spanish will become 
an extra medium of conversation with the 
masses as it is now with the intellectuals. 
Just as in the United States we are dis- 
covering the advantage of being able to 
speak Spanish when we contact Latin 
Americans, and they in turn are acquiring 
English as a business and social asset, so in 
time the citijcnry of all the Americas will 
become bi-lingual, and the misunderstand- 
ings so often created by interpreters will be 
at an end. 

The need for the immediate completion 
of the Pan American Highway as a na- 
tional defense measure is of course one of 
its most important phases. A good motor 
highway over which heavy equipment, men 
and machinery may be transported quickly 
and easily is a prime necessity in our pres- 
ent emergency. Congress has already moved 
to complete, without delay, the sector ap- 
proaching the Panama Canal as a defense 
measure. The new bases in Alaska will very 
soon have to be provided with a comparably 
adequate life line. 

So a no more tangible symbol of unity, 
amity and of political and economic har- 
mony, in the Western Hemisphere could 
be presented to the world than this Pan 
American Highway stretching from the tip 
of Alaska to the southern-most point in 
South America, and linking all twenty 
countries of the Western Hemisphere. And 
that its completion without loss of time will 
be due to the combined efforts of the 
women of the countries through which it 
passes is gratifying evidence of an intel- 
ligent participation in the government pro- 
gram for national and civil defense. 

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INFRA NUBEM 

(''■j Cnwled and penitent, like a friar dl 
orders gray, the city kneels in sum 
mcr afternoons on the lower steps of the 
altar hills. Beneath the cassock of fog — a 
loosely woven serge — arc hopes, prayers, 
truth and gentleness. But also under that 
robe of gray lurk cunning, greed, pride and 
pretense. Like the merciful mantle of char- 
ity, the fog covers our many sins. 

We who love the city, know that the 
gray covering stretched overhead, while it 
dims the brightness of the sun, is at once 
our greatest asset and our richest blessing. 

Would you know something of this man- 
tle? Then climb the hills; for the city Infra 
Nubcm — beneath the fog — is also a city set 
upon hills. From some of the upper slopes 
study this wondrously wrought fabric. Seen 
from above it is no longer gray and forbid- 
ding, but white as driven snow: a coverlet 
that throws back into sunlit skies the genial 
warmth of summer days. Watch it come 
into being far beyond the heads. The very 
soul of the sea. it rises like a spirit from 
the breast of the waters. Through the broad 
,i;ate in a lull flowing tide, it veils the water 
and the land. Seen from below, a level 
sweep and monotone of drab; seen from 
above, a ruflled sea of light and shade, a 
billowing cradle for the imperious winds. 
Inland it spreads, and spreading, rarer 
grows, a thin gray line, to die at last — if 
but the eye could see — upon the burnished 
wheat fields of the San Joaquin. 

And the sun, as it stands a moment on 
the water's rim. ere yet it bids our western 
coast "'good night," sees not a cowled and 
sad robed penitent, but a white robed 
youth, whose silken scarf waves loosely in 
the breeze. 

Lover of the city, is there no lesson in 
this two-fold aspect of the fog? Seen in the 
hum-drum sweep of daily life, in the rush 
and routine of the business day. your fel- 
low citizens are sombre-hued and unattrac- 
tive. Seen from a higher vantage ground, 
fling they not back the genial warmth of 
their humanity, and the sunlight of their 
truer selves? 

And when the page of history shall be 
turned, and all the sad monotones of self 
are dimmed in the stretch of time, the 
summed-up efforts of all will shine resplend- 
ent to those who view us from afar. Then 
the historian of our time and place will 
write the judgment: 

"They wrought well who all unknown 
And in their several ways built 
This fair city around whose bright 
Breast is wreathed a silken scarf 
Of love with golden threads of truth 
And justice intertwined." 

From "The Ephebic Oath and Other 
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SALAD BOWLS in unusual shapes and designs of light and dark 
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POPCORN BOWLS of wood with long convenient handles. 

SALAD SERVERS w'ith carved or plain handles in various sizes. 

HAM OR STEAK BOARDS with prongs to keep meat from slid- 
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WOODEN TRAYS AND PLATES for serving cold meats or 
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SALT AND PEPPER SHAKES from Mexico, hand carved in leaf 
design in light and dark wood. 

STRAW MAT SETS for picnic service, in blue, natural, yellow, 
green and golden brown. 

PAPER NAPKINS AND COCKTAIL COASTERS to match 
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Summer Special — Unlimited Swim Tickets — $2.50 

Swimming Pool Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a. m. to 

12:30 p. m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. 

Friday 3 p. m. to 9 p. m. and Saturday 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Men's Guest Night in Swimming Pool — Tuesday from 5:30 to 

6:30 p. m. and Friday from 5:30 to 9 p. m. 

League Bridge — Every Tuesday, Card Room, 2 and 7 p. m. 



AUGUST— 1941 

4 — Club Round Table Main Dining Room..6: 15-7:30 p.m. 

5 — Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Gynasiutn 9:45-11:45 a.m. 

6 — Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 10:00 a.m.-12 m. 

7 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de SurviUe Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Cafeteria 8:00 p.m. 

"Social Aspects of the Recent Changes in Immigration Laws," by Annie Clo Wat- 
son, Executive Secretary of the International Institute of San Francisco. 



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19 — Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Gymnasiurr 

Spanish Class — Senonta del Pino Room 214 . 



12 — Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Gymnasium 9:45-11:45 a.m. 

Spanish Class — Senorita del Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

13 — Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 10:00 a.m.-12 m. 

Book Review Dinner National Def. Room 6:00 p.m. 

Mrs. T. A. Stoddard will review "The Keys of the Kingdom," by A. J. Cronin. 

14 — Needlework Guild Room 214 .... 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Siirville Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Cafeteria 8:00 p.m. 

"Scenic Wonders of the United States." Sound motion pictures in Technicolor pre- 
sented by Mr, Mervyn Silbersten. 

16 — Vacation Swim Party for Children Swimming Pool 10:30 a.m 

18 — Club Round Table Main Dining Room. .6:30-7:30 p.m. 

10:00 a.m.-12 m. 

7:30 p.m 

20 — Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 10:00 a.m.-12 m 

21 — Needlework Guild Room 214 .... 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Suruille Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m, 

Thlirsday Evening Program Lounge 8:00 p.m 

"Contemporary Architecture" — Illustrated lecture by Professor Michael Goodman, 
of the College of Architecture at the U. of C. 

22 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier Room 214 11:00 a.m 

25 — Club Round Table Main Dining Room..6: 15-7:30 p.m 

26 — Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Gymnasium 9:45-11:45 a.m, 

Spanish Class — Senorita del Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m, 

27 — Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 10:00a.m.-12 m, 

28 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m 

French Round Table — Mile. Lera<xire Annex 12:15 p.m 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surviile Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m 

Thursday Evening Program Cafeteria 8:00 p.m 

Address: "The Field of Entertainment," by Eloise Keeler. 



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SEPTEMBER— 1941 

2 — Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Gymnasium 9:45-11:45 a.m. 

Contract Bridge Instruction — Mrs. Annis Room 208 2:00 8i 7:00 p.m 

Spanish Class — Senorita del Pmo Room 214 7:30 p.m 

3 — Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 10:00 a.m.-12 m 

4 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire Annex 12:15 p.m 

French Round Table — Mile, le Bran de SurtJi'lIe Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m, 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8:00 p.m, 

Musical Program presented by Dorothy Tomson, Soprano and Jackson Perego, 
baritone. 



5 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olii'ier Room 214 



11:00 a.m. 



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Volume XV 



August, 1941 



Number 7 



CONTENTS 
ARTICLES 

A House In Order 5 

Cultural Relations — By Hazel Pedlar Faulkner 8 

Alice Chittenden — By Mildred Rosenthal 9 

Mexican Arts — By Santiago Arias 10 

An Important Event — By Emma M. McLaun'.l.n 11 

DEPARTMENTS 

Calendar 2 

Announcements 4 

Editorial 7 

Poetry Page 1 2 

Red Cross 13 



OFFICERS OF THE WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 
OF SAN FRANCISCO 

President.. „ MISS KATHARINE DONOHOE 

First Vice-President MRS. MARCUS S. KOSHLAND 

Second Vice-President MRS. STANLEY POWELL 

Third Vice-President MRS. MACONDRAY LUNDBORG 

Treasurer MRS. LEO V. KORBEL 

Recording Secretary _ _ MISS BERTHA J. DALE 

Corresponding Secretary MRS. HAZEL PEDLAR FAULKNER 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Mrs. Harry B. Allen Mrs. W. B. Hamilton 

Mrs. H. L. Alves Mrs. Eugene S. Kilgore 

Mrs. Harold H. Bjornslrom Mrs. Leo V. Korbel 

Mrs. George Boyd Mrs. M. S. Koahland 

Mrs. William E. Colby Miss Marion W. Leale 

Miss Lotus Coombs Mrs. Macondray Lundborg 

Miss Bertha L. Dale Mrs. Gar6eld Mcrner 

Mrs. Duncan H. Davis Miss Alicia Mosgrove 

Miss Katharine Donohoe Dr. Elhel D. Owen 

Mrs. John O. Dresser Miss Harriet T. Parsons 

Mrs. John M. Eshleman Miss Esther P. Phillips 

Mrs. Perry Eyre Mrs. Eliubeth Gray Potter 

Mrs. Haiel Pedlar Faulkner Mrs. Stanley Powell 

Mrs. John A. Flick Mrs. J. P. Rettenmayer 

Mrs. C. J. Goodell Mrs. Paul Shoup 
Mrs. C. R. Walter 



VACATION 
SWIM PARTY 

Children...? to 18 
Saturday Morning 
August 16 -10:30 A. M. 

GAMES. ..RACES. ..PRIZES 



(%j 



VACATm 
GUEST CARdS 

Entertain your friends 
by offering the hospital- 
ity of your Clubhouse 
under the unlimited 
Guest Card privilege 
$100 A YEAR 



CLUB MAGAZINE — AUGUST. 1941 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



^ NEW MEMBERS: There is still room for more 
members in our roster. Urge friends to join now so 
that they may be included in the National League group 
which is being looked to in the community for a variety 
of services. 

^ GUEST CARDS: Do not forget guest card privi- 
leges, $1 a year for an unlimited number of guest 
cards. Summer months usually bring visitors to San Fran- 
cisco — offer guest cards to friends while they are here. 

^ RECIPROCAL CARDS: We remind those who are 
traveling this summer of their reciprocal club privi- 
leges. Several clubs in Canada are on this list. 

^ SUMMER SWIMS: There is still another month for 
girls between 14 and 18 to take advantage of the spe- 
cial summer rate of unlimited swims for $2.50. Prolong 
vacation by swimming at the Club. 

^ CHILDREN SWIM PARTY : Don't forget the va- 
cation swimming party, Saturday, August 16th at 
10:.iO. Bring your friends for an hour of fun. 

^ NEW GIRL SCOUT SWIMMING CLASSES will 
start August 2nd. Beginners at 10:.iO, intermediates 
at 11 :00. The swimmers badge is the goal! 

^ NATIONAL DEFENSE ECONOMY MENUS: 
In further cooperation with the National Defense 
Program, Mrs. Ashbrook is working out a series of menus 
based on economy, but with a maximum of nutritional 
value. These menus are to be mimeographed and will be 
available in the Restaurant Department where they will 
be demonstrated. 

^ SPANISH CLASSES FOR THE BUSINESS 
WOMAN : Miss del Pino, noted Spanish teacher will 
hold classes weekly in the clubhouse on Tuesday evenings 
at 7:30 o'clock. Either beginners or conversational classes 
will be formed, according to the reservations made. Please 
register at Executive Office. We must have a class of 
twelve pupils. Fee, twelve lessons, members $6; non-mem- 
bers, SV.'iO. 

^ IN THE LEAGUE SHOP are found new improved 
coin collector folders, for pennies, nickles, and dimes. 
These containers were designed to modernize the age-old 
hobby of coin collecting. All coins represented are in cir- 
culation or are available. 



^ RED CROSS ACTIVITIES: Members are urged to 
join at least one of the following groups: 

Red Cross Sewing Group: Meets every weekday, with 
the exception of Saturday, Room 209. 

Red Cross Knitting Group: Volunteer on duty to dis- 
tribute wool and give instructions, every week day 
with the exception of Saturday, Room 209. 

Home Hygiene and Care of Sick: Group meets every 
Tuesday morning in the Gymnasium. Instructions 
given by Red Cross Volunteer. (Night class will be 
formed later.) 

First Aid Class: Group meets every Wednesday morn- 
ing in the Gymnasium. Instructions given by Red 
Cross Volunteer. (Night class will be formed later.) 

Red Cross Life Saving Class: Arrangements may be 
made with Miss Orma Whelan, Instructor in Swim- 
ming Pool, to take Red Cross Life Saving Class, which 
is open to all swimmers over 18 years of age. Please 
call Swimming Pool for information. 

^ BOOK REVIEW DINNER: "The Keys of the 
Kingdom" by A. /. Cronin is a novel that certainly 
will interest the citizens of San Francisco because of its 
chief character. Father Francis, whom they will find 
themselves comparing to their mutual namesake of Assisi. 
Kindness and humility were the keys to St. Francis' king- 
dom. So is it in this new novel, which is as dramatic as 
Hatter's Castle, and as moving as the Citadel and more 
significant than either, by reason of its powerful spiritual 
theme. 

Mrs. T. A. Stoddard will review "The Keys of the 
Kingdom" on the evening of the second Wednesday, Au- 
gust 13, at the Book Review Dinner at 6 o'clock in the 
National Defenders' Room. 

^ THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMS: Mrs. A. 
P. Black, chairman, announces the following pro- 
grams for August: August 7, Address — "Social Aspects 
of the Recent Changes in Immigration Laws," by Annie 
Clo Watson, Executive Secretary of the International In- 
stitute of San Francisco. August 14 — "Scenic Wonders 
of the United States." A new sound motion picture pre- 
sented by Mr. Mervyn D. Silbersten of the Silbersten 
Wonder Tours. August 21 — Illustrated Lecture, "Con- 
temporary Architecture," by Prof. Michael Goodman, Col- 
lege of Architecture, University of California. August 28, 
Address — "The Field of Entertainment Today," by Eloise 
Keeler, playwright and actress. (Eloise Keeler is the daugh- 
ter of Charles Keeler, well-known California poet of a 
generation past.) September 4 — Musical program pre- 
sented by Dorothy Thompson, soprano and Jackson Perego, 
baritone. 



AUGUST, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



A HOUSE 
IN ORDER 



^ At no time in the history of the National League for 
Woman's Service of CaHfornia has its poHcy of pre- 
paredness through training been proven more valuable 
than in the present emergency. When its Clubhouse, the 
Women's City Club of San Francisco • — was built, the 
thought was in the minds of all that a long-term peace 
program of training in volunteer services was important in 
a community where such services would be a factor in 
effective community effort. The Board of Directors has in 
mind cooperation with existing welfare organizations 
through the development of the individuals and also the 
promotion of an understanding between fellow members, 
by working together in various services within the club 
building itself. This was in 1923. 

Suddenly, in 1941, the United States initiated a Na- 
tional Defense Program. Citizens throughout the country 
suddenly realized that each would be called upon for some 
particular work, that not only men in uniform but every 
adult would be necessary in the new order. The National 
League now stood in a unique position. Almost over-night 
its building was able to transform itself into a home for 
units of training. The lower main floor, the first floor and 
the second floor have become beehives of activity. On the 
Lower Main Floor Red Cross classes in Home Hygiene and 



Care of the Sick, and in First Aid carry on in the Gym- 
nasium and Life Saving classes in the Swimming Pool. On 
the First Floor the beautiful Auditorium has become the 
National Defenders' Club. On the Second Floor, produc- 
tion units of knitting and sewing for the Red Cross meet 
daily in Room 209 while in other rooms near by, smaller 
groups arc forming language classes and looking toward 
the Fall program, a committee meets to outline a course 
of education in the history and cultural aspects of South 
and Central America. Thus, suddenly, several thousand 
square feet of the Women's City Club teem with volun- 
teer services of the National League for Woman's Service. 

What does all this signify? That the National League 
is again prepared for service, attracting to itself those who 
would support a program which has a fundamentally 
sound basis. The control of activities by an organization 
in its own home building sets a standard which can be 
maintained. The standard of the National League is high 
and pride of membership keeps it so. Members of the Na- 
tional League boast a fine record of accomplishment in 
Volunteer Service. In the League no opprobrium has ever 
been attached to that term which is often colloquially 
tossed about carelessly and a bit scornfully. Certain rules 
of training have made this particular volunteer service 
program dependable through a long period of undramatic 
peace which has brought death to many similar efforts. 
Throughout the twenty-two years of armistice, the League 
has recorded an average of 4000 hours a month. That is 
why suddenly, overnight, these thousands of hours have 
been multiphed many-fold and three floors of the Women's 
City Club immediately upon call buzz with activity. 

To be able to center training classes dependent for their 
very existence on space as large as the Women's City 
Club auditorium, on equipment as expansive as the Swim- 
ming Pool, on rooms large enough to accommodate dozens 
at one time, is the privilege of the National League for 
Women's Service of California. Visitors from afar are 
astonished at the picture. It is well for us who are nearer 
to it avail ourselves of its privileges. 




CLUB MAGAZINE — AUGUST, 1941 




The Tower — Ctxlifornia School oj fine Aits 



EDITORIAL 



^ The Women's City Club Magazine brings to its 
readers this month stories which, it is hoped, will 
particularly interest them. Today all eyes are turned to 
the neighbors of the Southern Continent whose history 
and culture is only vaguely understood by many who on 
the other hand have studied for years the background of 
events in Europe and other parts of the world. To be 
neighborly to people who speak another language, one 
must know their heredity. Believing this, the E.xecutivc 
Committee of the League is arranging a program designed 
to give the opportunity to learn of South America the 
better to understand South Americans. National under- 
standing is prerequisite to peace — and peace must event- 
ually come again. 

As preface to such study, the Magazine brings to its 
readers, wherever they be on vacation, stories from the pen 
of experts. The account of Miss Wright's visit to the Club 
tells of the extensive scope of the State Department, results 
of whose research are available to us for the asking; Mr. 
Santiago Arias introduces us to a new side of Mexico's 
colorful life; Mrs. Alfred McLaughlin outlines the Mills 
Gillege International Institute which some by virtue of 
limited vacation periods were unfortunately forced to miss: 
Mildred Rosenthal writes of the life of one of the out- 
standing figures in the works of art in San Francisco — 
Alice Chittenden, a beloved member of the National 
League for Woman's Service from its charter days in Cali- 
fornia. This list of contributors, the Magazine announces 
with particular pride. 

^ Some one who knows whereof she speaks said the 
other day, "I am giving the extra pots and pans from 
our household, the broken or unused utensils, but I am 
holding those we need for daily use so that we shall not 
be forced to buy for replacement aluminum the govern- 
ment contracts will from now on continuously need." This 
is "thinking through." The appeal for assistance in the 
conservation of this metal so vitally needed in the national 
emergency must be heeded. For the convenience of mem- 
bers a basket in the lobby of the Clubhouse is available 
for contributions of aluminum, now almost a precious 
metal. Let us serve in this instance by giving in a material 
way. 



1^ Out of tragedy comes character — out of war service 
comes a group trained in service to one another. Out 
of the tragedy of the last war was born the National 
League for Woman's Service of California, an organiza- 
tion which later survived the undramatic aftermath of 
peaceful monotony when other groups less thinking fell by 
the wayside. As the League finds itself the court of appeal 
for conferences on how to start this or that volunteer pro- 
gram, or how to get the right volunteer after the program 
is started, it can feel itself justified in the proud boast that 
the lessons of service were learned and maintained by the 
League with a tenacity and foresight which bespeaks true 
character. 

^ Mary Ogden Vaughan — poet, fnend of the National 
League for Woman's Service — has passed away. She 
who talked so sparingly and listened so generously would 
not have us write a biography. Her passing is our loss. A 
most understanding member in her quiet way for many, 
many years much of her interest was centered here. 
Her contributions to our Magazine aptly expressed her 
inner spiritual qualities and her bound book of poems is 
one of our library's most cherished possessions. Her gen- 
erosity it was that made possible the doing over of our 
Auditorium last year with the presenting of the loud- 
speaking equipment. Her faith in our organization — as that 
of many of our older members — provided that indefinable 
something so quickly sensed by casual visitor or new mem- 
ber — and strengthens the spirit and purpose of the Na- 
tional League for Woman's Service. May we keep her ever 
in grateful and affectionate memory! 

MY HOUR 

Dear, this one hour is mine — this perfect hour! 

I'll hft it, like full chalice, to my lips. 

And drain its sweetness to the last clear drop. 

The past is past, what has been I have borne: 

What comes — God helping — I must bear someway. 

TcxJay, I'll snatch from niggard hand of Fate 

This jewel fair, this one white pearl of pearls; 

This rose of joy I'll gather to my breast, 

Unmindful of the thorns that compass it. 

I'll bridge the gap that ever lies between 

The has-been, and the beckoning may-be, 

With golden pathway for my eager feet; 

And if I pass to dark despair beyond, 

I will l(X)k back along that shining way 

And thank God for the brightness gleaming there. 

Then, when my summons comes from out the dark. 

And I have answered, "Here, Lord!" to the call. 

Oh, bending tenderly o'er my poor clay. 

Lying so white and still amid the flowers. 

And touching with warm lips mine closely sealed. 

Voice for me then the words I fain would speak; 

Say not alone "She's dead!" — say "She has lived!" 

^Mary Ogden Vaughan. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — AUGUST, 1941 



CULTURAL 
RELATIONS 

by Ha2;el Pedlar Faulkner 



^ Plans for strengthening international understanding 
and creating international good-will were outlined to 
a small group of officers and committee chairmen recently 
when the National League for Woman's Service had as 
luncheon guest Dr. Irene Wright, officer of the United 
States Department of State in the division dedicated to 
cultural relations. 

Dr. Wright, the only woman member of the Cultural 
Relations section of the State Department was in Califor- 
nia on a flying trip to various important educational con- 
ferences. But she took time for a meeting with a few Na- 
tional League women to discuss with them some of the 
things which have been outlined by the Division of Cul- 
tural Relations as work which women of intelligence and 
good-will can accomplish to great advantage now as never 
before. 

Back in the Bay Area for the first time since her gradua- 
tion from Stanford in 1904 Dr. Wright spent a few hours 
renewing old acquaintances and looking for famiHar land- 
marks — she hadn't been here since the fire — and then she 
took time out to talk about the creation and plans of her 
department. She pointed out that the Division of Cultural 
Relations in the Department of State has existed — in fact 
for many years — but that its revitalization followed upon 
the convention of Buenos Aires in 1936. While its recog- 
nition of the obligations of cultural relations has always 
included the countries of the world as a whole, the force 
of events and present circumstances has of necessity 
focused its activity and effort in the western hemisphere. 
Hence the current emphasis on cultural relations with the 
other republics of North and South America and with 
Canada. 

A four-point program indicated by Dr. Wright is that 
formulated by Nelson A. Rockerfeller, Co-ordinator of 
Cultural Activities with South America, in response to re- 



peated requests from many groups for advice for action. 
It includes (1) Concerted community action to stimulate 
a general movement for popular education about Central 
and South America in every community of this country; 
(2) Concerted community action to provide for the teach- 
ing of Spanish and Portuguese in schools and classes estab- 
lished for adults; (3) Concerted community action to in- 
crease purchases of products imported from the other 
American Republics; (4) Concerted action among women's 
and other organizations to provide suitable hospitality for 
visitors and to establish direct and friendly contacts with 
similar groups and organizations in other American Re- 
publics. 

Among the concrete steps taken to extend the spirit of 
the four-point program has to do with the exchange of 
teachers and students between South and Central Ameri- 
can universities and those of the United States, a practice 
which has already been in effect within some organizations, 
notably the American Association of University Women 
and the International Federation of University Women. 
Travel grants to aid in the exchange have made possible 
the visit to the United States of distinguished scholars from 
the south, who, in turn, according to Dr. Wright, have 
taught the Division of Cultural Relations some amazing 
things about our own country and its scholars. 

The philosophy underlying the greatly activated work of 
the Division of Cultural Relations is that to know our 
neighbors is to understand them, and to understand them 
is to like them — and when persons or nations like each 
other there are no differences which they cannot adjust in 
the spirit of genuine friendship. 

The Division of Cultural Relations is prepared to aid in 
establishing the program outlined above. It is ready to sug- 
gest sources of information which can form the basis of 
study and knowledge — it can and will furnish names and 
itineraries of visiting South and Central Americans who 
may be in some special section of the country; it can sug- 
gest things helpful to know when one is traveling in the 
other republics of the Americas. In short, while it does not 
take the initiative in setting up its program, it will co- 
operate in all ways possible where a community or a group 
is definitely set to launch any phase of it. 

As a step in its program of national defense by co- 
operation with the Government through the Division of 
Cultural Relations, the National League for Woman's 
Service is planning a series of lectures for the fall, to cover 
some or all of the countries to the south of us, with bibliog- 
raphies for preparatory reading. Plans for increased lan- 
guage classes — in Spanish and Portuguese — are being 
contemplated for members who desire to undertake their 
study. 

While the final program for the South and Central 
American series of lectures is in the making, the attached 
bibliography is offered by the Library committee as a basis 
for preliminary reading covering the historical background 
of the several countries. 



AUGUST, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 




ALICE CHITTENDEN 
AND THE ART SCHOOL 



j^; Few California artists have been as intimately asso- 
ciated w,ith the growth of this state's cultural activities 
as has Alice Chittenden. A student of the School of Design, 
(later to b; known as the California School of Fine Arts) in 
1878; early member of the San Francisco Art Association 
and one of the first women to serve as juror in Art Associa- 
tion shows; teacher in the Saturday Classes of the Art School 
since 1897, and for years previous a member of its School 
Board, her recent severance as teacher in the Art School 
climaxes a career of unusual interest. 

When Alice Chittenden enrolled in the School of Design. 
established in 1874 by the San Francisco Art Association, it 
was housed in a loft over the California Market on Pine 
Street; Virgil WiUiams was the sole instructor. The institu- 
tion that was to become one of the important art schools in 
America was just being developed. The San Francisco Art 



by Mildred Rosenthal 



Association, organized in 1871, was then concentrating on 
the need for art education, and the school was beginning 
to share the interest of an already established Art Associa- 
tion gallery and librar>'. 

San Francisco as a center of business and social activity 
had been steadily growing, and a need for the cultivation of 
art was beginning to be felt. To quote Marian Hartwell in 
the Art Association Bulletin for May, 1937: "Thirty years 
charged with the drama of Western development lay be- 
hind . . . years in which a vigorous and colorful life had 
found its focus in San Francisco. 

Wealth was increasing with fabulous rapidity. The Fairs, 
Stanfords, and Hopkins occupied Nob Hill, and other 
mansions were being built that needed elegance of decora- 
tion. In fact, art was in demand. Of lithographs and paint- 
ing there was already a supply. (Continued on page 17 




Portrait Class when the .school occupied the old Mar){ Hopl{ins residence. Arthur Mathews, Instrucuir. IH'J7. 
CLUB MAGAZINE — AUGUST, 1941 



MEXICAN 



ARTS 



A GREAT TEC^rLE 



1^ Ot all tlu- extensive liiupnc wheh oiaO .Kkuowled^ievl 
the .uithoray of Sp.un m the New World, no (vn- 
tion, \\\ nueivst and importance, can Iv eompaivd witli 
MeKK-o, Thi.-< is true whctlu-r we consider the variety of 
Its s«>il and clunate; tlie inexhaustihle .stoivs of its mineral 
wealth; Us scenery. ^iMnd and picturos>.ivie Ivyond com 
paiY or the character of its ancient mhahitants. not t>nly 
surpassinic m intelh^ciKV that of tlie other American race.*, 
Init remindmji us hy tlieir monuments, of the primitive 
civiluations of E>:ypt, and Hindustan, and hy their Arts 
and C'raft.s. of tlie .skillful vers.itility of the Sp.vnish. 

The entiiv artistic soul o( the Mexicans is still exprciksed 
m their [vpular art. Synonymous with the mi>st exquisite 
kauty and idealism, they ivveal the quiet and patient 
spirit oi the Mexican Indian, a spirit which hai+H>rs a devp 
,ind alnuvt childish admiration for K>velines# and an in 
tensti- desirv- to translate tluvse aspects of Natua- which must 
.ippeal ti> ihcm, intt* i>J\|ects of Ivauty, be they "Saratvs," 
lacvivieivd trays or piives of jxntcry. Making cicwr u.sc of 
all the c-i>lors of the raiiU>ow\ tlie native Mexican desi.sins 
fantastic and iixgcnious ornaments, he creates v)Hccts in 
gv>ld or silwr wl>oso style and perfection of design rivals 
the artistry of the RcnaissjiiKW In his delicate emhrv>idered 
naterials and in the gracefvil "huipil" (blousts) worn In- 
dusky beauties; in the charming divoration on Tlaquepaque 
ceramics and \\\ the pv>ttei->- of Saii Migviel Huapan wluw 
Wviter pitchci-s ivmmd vis of Mythological eras of ancient 
Ciivccv; in the {-K^Uvhivme chversity o( "Saltitlo Sarapos" 
and in the elegaiKY of the China lA'tMaiva or Tehuantejxv 
cvstumes; in his mastery of miniaturx." and in his ingenuity 
and iamplicity in the croiition of toys- in all these varied 
ctvations, the Mexican craftsman is a true artist; first, last 
and always. Full of intense symK>lisjn, the l\>pular Arts of 
Mexia> arc a magiuticx~nt histv^ry of a great ^x\>ple, 

A visit to the National Muscvim of AreheoK^y m 
Mexicv> Caty will ivwal U> the most incredulous and s>.>phis 
ticatevl |vrsi>n the imix»rtancc given to the handicrafts by 
the Indians' of the pa" C^nnqviest env. CarvevJ and engravvd 
on vvstige* ot" their monuments wc sec the Ivistot)- (.»f Art 
alongside that of mediicinc. poetry, hairUressing. c\.^umes, 
iv'i-ron, et". 



It IS amazing to notice that each ditfcrcnt race liad its 
own specialty in the Held of Arts and Crafts, in the same 
nianner as they wore diHerent aistumes. ate ditferent fixxls 
and dressed their hair in a dilfcant w.iy. 

AZTECS: The original A:tecs who were the last of 
I lie gaMt migrating tribes to appear on the Mexican central 
plateau, wea- square faced, sturdy, of medium height. 
Tlie modern Aztecs are a fusion of the original race and 
the Toltecs, The ruins of these jvople include the pyra 
mids of Tenayuca, Tepot:tlan, Cholula. etc. Astec a 
ligious festivals may still be seen on certain dates in small 
■pueblos." Altec Art and Crafts aa- practiced tixJay in 
much the s;ime way as they were centuries ago. Tlw A:tecs 
live in the central part of the aumtry. in the states of 
Puebla. Cuera-rv>. Veracru:. Hidalgo. Tlaxcala and San 
Luis Pota>ii. Among other arts they excel in the making 
of ornamental silver and silver jewelry, and of homespuns 
and :arapes (rugs). The TARASCANS ."specialize in tinc 
pottery and ceramics. The MAZAHL'AS have for cen 
turies pnxluced thiv>e multicoload baskets that we st) ad 
mire when wv visit tlieir main city, Toluca, on market 
day. The holders of the century old technique of lacquer 
making aa- the members of a du-sippcaring race, the 
MIXTECS fn>m Olinala. 

(.■>ne of the mi^st primitive and "pure" Indian races lett 
in Mexia> is the TARAHl'MARAS. Living in the cold 
rvvky mountains of Chihuahvui m caves i)r stone huts, able 
to raise on the baran soil only c-om and pivr cattle, these 
(xople aa- very stoic m their suffering, and have moaxncr, 
a very raa- dignity and charm which can be seen in the 
simplicity of design of their famous zarapes. easily dis 
tmguishable fnmi other ;ara|x-s, because of their invariably 
unble.iched white backgaxmd dotted with a few^ innocent 
and childi.sh little designs arv>und the corners. They speak 
their own, wry distinctive language and pt^^ess an ade- 
quate and original, if pnmitiw, system of law and self* 
government. For centuries they have lived in misery but 
the pascnt Mexican gi>vernment is making sta>ng efforts 
to aid them economically, and to educate their childa-n. 

When the Spaniards first arrivc-d on the Pacific C^xist 
of Mexicx> they wva amazed to find a very ixxuliar race of 
jx->ple. these wea the TARASCOS. In fact this ancient 
racv has a mysterious origin, and is K-lieved to be a-latcd 
h> the North American Indians. When, as a migrating 
tribe they arrived i>n the shoa-s of Lake R»tzcuaa>, they 
wva- ga-eted by humming birds. Taking this as a gvxxl 
omen faun their gixls. they founded their capital, Tzint- 
zuntzan (which means humming bird m tarascan) on that 
same spot. C">f what was a ix>werful tarascan capital their 
now a-mams but a few crumbling ruins. The Crafts which 
they practiced with an unsurpassed skill wea unknown 
tv> the other Indian tnbcs of Mexicx>. the most notable of 
which was the K-autiful bird feather embandery. Other 
arts and .sciences that the Tarascans have devekiped to a 
high degav aa wvavmg, (Ci'nfin»<rd (.m f>«.«e 1 4 



.M'GL'Sr, l')4l — WOMEN'S CITY 



ney B. Fay, Professor of History, Harvard University, 
author of "Origins of the First World War" started this 
factual summary with chief emphasis on Europe. We were 



A 7\T T A/i r C ) r\ HT A iN 1^ hmught up to date on Latin America by Samuel Guy 
yVIN liVil V^ iVJ.^ Vi.N i in^^n^ ,yn the Faculty of the Universities of Pennsylvania 

EVENT 



IN RETROSPECT 



by Emma M. McLaughlin 



H I am assuming that a majority of people know that 

the Institute of International Relations at Mills is one 

•e Institutifms started in various communities by a 

ratifm between The Friends Service Committee and 

iterested lfx:al grf)up, and that its purpose is — 

Ij American policy is to be democratic and unse then 

American peolile must ihinlf through both the short term 

and the \ong term problems of foreign policy. In the short 

run it u clear that the ever-changing course of military 

events u forcing many people constantly to re- think, the 

important questions of our relation to the wars in Europe 

and Asia. In the long run we must recognize that when 

the present wars are over, no matter what the result, 

America will have to ad- 

pisi Itself to a very dif- 

■M world from that of 



tach of the ¥)0 regis- 
trants, I believe, has a 
different acciunt of the 
proceedings. Naturally at 
all times the type of mind 
and the type cf philosophy 
that one has conditums his 
final impression. I think it 
ii a fact that all of us wlv) 
were there a year ago 
ffxind this year's experi- 
ence built on the very con- 
structive experience of last 
year. We gathered in 1 940 
just as France had fallen, 
and found at the Institute 
a way to meet life and face 
iu hard facts. 

There was a careful 
presentation of the facts of 
the world as they are at 
the present day. Dr. Sid- 



and Yale. 

The leader of the Round Table on Far Eastern Affairs 
could not be with us, since he had been called by Prea- 
dent R(X)sevelt to be his personal representative in China, 
as the adviser of Chang Kai Shek, so Owen Lattimore 
turned to his associates in The Institute of Pacific Rela- 
tions to take his place. 

As the Institute proceeded we realized that the whole 
program, while not so startling and controversial as last 
year, was rising slowly and steadily and gi^nng us a con- 
structive pattern of thought in this world of chaos. This 
was particularly noticeable in the Round Tables in which 
we spent about one-third of our time. 
ROUND TABLES 

1. Race Relations Lcjli Anderum 

2. The Ge<jfiraphy of Raw Materia] 

Dirtribution — /• O. M. BroeJt 

J. Far Eastern Problems _ WiUiam Holland 

4. Imperialism. Past and Present „ George E. Taylor 

^. What Determines American Foreign 

Policy? ]ohn W. Matland 

6. The Values and Problems of Democratic 

Government - William S. Hopkins 

7. Education and the Formation of Public Opinion 

in Important Typical Countries (Austria. 
Pre-Hitler Germany. Hitler Germany, etc.) 

Susanne Englemann 

8. Proposals for Post- War (Continued on page 15 




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POETRY PAGE Edited by Florence Keene 



THE DREAMS OF LONG AGO 

From Memory's crowded closet-place, like faded leaves, sometimes, 
I gather these old dreams of mine and kiss them o'er with rhymes, 
And my foolish tears upon them will glisten like the dew 
That used to gem the flowers that the old, sweet mornings knew. 

I know the faded leaf hath lost the balm to soothe again 

The heart that smarts from sorrow's scars and dagger thrusts of pain. 

And I know that every dream of these will only bring regret, 

Yet 'tis sweeter to remember than it could be to forget. 

So I listen to the murmur of the brook's enchanting wave, 
Singing mystic songs of glory that the distance never gave. 
And I watch the summer rainbow down the heaven's vistas bend. 
That vanished like the treasures that were hidden at the end. 

The birds that sang at morning, the noon-hum of the bee. 
The trees, the flowers, the waters, oh, they all come back to me; 
Come like the tender glances that made sweet my mother's eyes. 
And leave me like she left me when she fled to Paradise. 

— John Steven McGroarty. 

NIGHT TIME IN CALIFORNIA 

Night time in California. There's nothing like it found. 
Though to and fro you come and go and journey earth around. 
The skies are like a crystal sea, with islands made of stars; 
The moon's a fairy ship that sails among its shoals and bars; 
And on that sea I sit and look, and wonder where it ends; 
If I shall sail its phantom wave, and where the journey tends, 
And if — in vain I wonder; let's change the solemn theme, 
For the nights of California were made for men to dream. 



YOUR KISS 

When you are gone, beloved, 

I wake at early dawn 
And kiss the pillow where your cheek 

Once softly laid upon. 

But O — the sense of loneliness 
'^hen I may not feel your caress! 

When you are gone, beloved, 

The world of work-a-day 

Is brightened by your love and truth. 
And work is only play. 

But O — the sense of loneliness 
When I may not feel your caress! 

When you are gone, beloved, 

Your spirit comes in dreams 

And floods my chamber like yon star. 
So bright its glory seems. 

But O — the sense of loneliness 
When I may not feel your caress! 

— Henry Walker Noyes. 



CONFESSION 



Night time in California. The cricket's note is heard. 
And now, perhaps, the twitter of a drowsy, dreaming bird. 
An oar is splashing yonder; the wakeful frogs reply. 
The breeze is chanting in the trees a ghostly lullaby. 
The moon has touched with silver the peaceful, sleeping world. 
And in the weary soul of man the flag of sorrow's furled. 
'Tis a time for smiles and music; 'tis a time for love divine, 
For the nights of California are Heav'n this side the line. 

Night time in California. Elsewhere men only guess 

At the glory of the evenings that are perfect — nothing less; 

But here the nights, returning, are the wondrous gifts of God — 

As if the days were maidens fair with golden slippers shod. 

There is no cloud to hide the sky; the universe is ours. 

And the starlight likes to look and laugh in Cupid-haunted bowers. 

Oh, the restful, peaceful evenings! In them my soul delights. 

For God loved CaHfornia when He gave to her her nights. 

^Alfred James Waterhouse. 

Henry Walker Noyes was a jormer newspaper writer of San Francisco. 

John Steven McGroarty, California's State Poet Laureate, lives at Rancho Chupa-Rosa, Tujuiigd, Calif. For man 



I know not if I love her overmuch; 

But this I know, that when unto her face 
She lifts her hand which rests there still, a space. 
Then slowly falls — 'tis I who feel the touch; 
And when she sudden shakes her head, with such 
A look, I soon her secret meaning trace. 
So when she runs I think 'tis I who race. 
Like a pot^r cripple who has lost his crutch 
I am if she is gone, and when she goes 

I know not why, for that is a strange art — 
As if myself should from myself depart. 
I know not if I love her more than those 
Who long her truth have known — yet for the rose 
That tints her lips, tonight I'd give my heart. 

Henry Walker Noyes. 



years he has 
author of several volumes of 



been an editorial writer on the Los Angeles Times; served in Congress from 193 5 to 1939; 
poems, prose, and plays, including the San Gabriel Mission Play, 

Alfred J. Waterhouse was horn in Wisconsin in 18SS, and died in Oa\land in ]928. He was on the San Francisco Examiner 
from !897 to 1900; then went to J^ew Tor\. rctuniing to California in 1904; he founded a week,l\\ Waterhouse's Paper, in Sac- 
ramento, in J 907. He was associated with, at different times, the Stoc\ton Mail, Fresno Republican, San Francisco Call and Bul- 
letin; and in the East with the T\iew Tor\ Daily Times, and such humorous magazines as Puck and Judge. Two hoo\s of his 
poems have been published. For three years prior to his death he was journalist instructor at Sacramento junior College. 



12 



AUGUST, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



The Red Cross 

By Stella Huntington 

On July 1. 1941. our Red Cross knitting 
unit of the Women's City Club was one 
year old. What have we accomplished in 
this year? We have made 1.110 garments. 
960 being sweaters, the rest mostly shawls 
and socks. Our total number of knitters has 
been about 1 TO. 1 59 at the end of the year. 

One question often asked is. "Are you 
sure that the garments get to England?" 
Nothing is sure in this changing world, but 
as soon as a few cases are ready in San 
Francisco the Red Cross tells us they are 
sent to New Jersey and put in the ware- 
houses there. Then every ship that goes 
over takes some cargo for the Red Cross, 
not one great ship with only Red Cross 
material, but each ship has some and most 
of the material arrives safely we are told. 
"Why do we knit? why not just buy the 
garments?" is another question and the 
Red Cross answer to that is: first, morale, 
not of ourselves, but of the people for 
whom we work. In the early days of the 
war with one of the first shipments the Red 
Cross sent over it was found that they were 
grateful for all help, they said thank you 
for all garments, but when they received 
the hand made garments, the things that 
we, the women of America had made, our- 
selves, for them, they burst into tears! And 
another very important reason is that the 
factories of this country are only large 
enough for our own needs, they could not 
add all the garments that we make, they 
have not the men or the machines. So we 
knit! 

A few days ago a large package of fin- 
ished work went over to the Red Cross 
rooms. Mrs. Coxon came over and looked 
at it and said, "I want all of this for the 
exhibit we are arranging to show Lady 
Halifax what we are doing, the work from 
the City Club is always so good." Were we 
proud of our workers! 

We are especially grateful to our faith- 
ful captains who give a half day each week 
to give out wool, receive the finished work 
and teach knitting. In the beginning it was 
hard to find captains, but more and more 
are volunteering for service and we need 
them all. 

We meet on the second floor at the Club 
and the hours are 10 to 4. Mondays 
through Fridays, Room 209. 

Room 209 is a service room in every 
way, where we knit, crochet and sew. 

Come in and help! 



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Mexican Arts 

fCoiitiTiueci from page 10) 
metal-work, lacqucr-ware. They still fish in 
the primitive, dug-out canoes and with the 
same type of cobwebby nets used by their 
ancestors. 

The TOTONACOS of the region of 
Puehla, on the east coast of Mexico, are 
considered the finest sculptors of Mexico, 
ci-.mbining Maya subtlety with Aztec vigor. 

Last but not least, the MAYAS, whose 
origin is still a puzzle to scientists and 
archeologists. The date of their origin no 
one knows, but archeologists agree that 
this civilization existed previous to our 
Christian era. They live in the Yucatan 
Peninsula and many believe that they came 



from the Orient and never had any contact 
with the northerly Indian races. The mod- 
ern Mayan Indian, peaceful, and intelligent, 
is a mixture of the old Maya and the Mexi- 
can plateau culture. His physiognomy is dis- 
tinctive, the face is a perfect triangle with 
high forehead, arched nose. Everyone has 
heard about the famous Chichen-Itza ruins 
in Uxmal, which speaks of the high degree 
of culture of the race. Today the Maya 
Indians specialize in the Ait of filigree 
work. 

Certain crafts for which Mexico is famous 
today were brought by the Spaniards and 
taught to the Indians after the conquest. 
Glassblowing, wood carving, leather carving 
arc among the most popular. 



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The Mexican government is encouraging 
the Indians to remain faithful to their beau- 
tiful traditional Arts and Crafts, by spon- 
soring exhibitions and festivals, by creating 
a Museum of Popular Art in Mexico City, 
which is visited by the ever increasing 
groups of tourists. 

Thanks to modern transportation facili- 
ties and the new Panamerican Highway, 
Mexico has become the ideal vacation trip 
for many Americans who enjoy and appre- 
ciate primitive beauty. 

Let us hope that the Age of Machinery 
will not kill the Popular Arts of Mexico. 

Introduction to 
South America 

A READING LIST 
The following list of books on South 
America has been prepared for those who 
wish an introduction to the literature on 
the subject. A more nearly complete list 
with brief descriptive material on each book 
will be found in a folder in our library. 
BEALS. CARLETON; America South. 

19.^7. 
BEALS. CARLETON : The Coming Strug- 
gle for Latin America. 1938. 
CHAPMAN, CHARLES EDWARD: 

Colonial Hispanic America. 1938. 
CHAPMAN, CHARLES EDWARD: 

Republican Hispanic America. 1937. 
COESTER, ALFRED: Literary History of 

Spanish America. 1938. 
CUTRIGHT, PAUL RUSSELL: Great 
Naturalists Explore South America. 
1940. 
D.A.VIES, HOWELL (EDITOR): The 

South American Handbook. 1941. 
FOSTER, HARRY LA TOURETTE: If 

You Go to South America. 1937. 
FRANCK, HARRY ALVERSON: Vaga- 
bonding Down the Andes. 1917. 
FREEMAN, LEWIS RANSOME: Dis- 
covering South America. 1937. 
GREEN, PHILIP LEONARD: Our Latin 

American Neighbors. 1941. 
HAGUE, ELEANOR: Latin American 

Music. 1934. 
HERRING, HUBERT: Good Neighbors. 

1941. 
INMAN, SAMUEL GUY: Latin America. 

1937. 
JONES, TOM BARD: Introduction to 

Hispanic American History. 1939. 
ROURKE, THOMAS: Man of Glory, 

Simon Bolivar. 1939. 
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNA- 
TIONAL AFFAIRS: Republics of South 
America. 1937. 
SWEET. WILLIAM WARREN: A His- 
tory of Latin America. 19 29. 
WHITAKER, JOHN THOMPSON: 

Americas to the South. 1939. 
WILLIAMS, MARY WILHELMINE: 
The People and Politics of Latin Amer- 
ica. 1930. 



AUGUST. 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



An Important Event 
In Retrospect 

f Continued from page /U 

Reconstruction ....Francii H. Mer- 
rick, arid George M. Stratton 

9. Problems of American Foreign 

Policy Raymor\d Wilson 

10. The Social Implications of 

Hebrew-Christian Tradi- 
tion James Muilenburg 

11. Latin America and Western 

Hemisphere Solidarity 

Lesley B. Simpson 

I can only speak of my own experience 
in the Round Table on Far Eastern Af- 
fairs, led by Mr. Holland, International 
Research Secretary of the Institute of Pa- 
cific Relations. In no other year has it 
been so good, or had so many experienced 
members running the range from Mr. Hol- 
land himself to Mrs. Durbin. a young 
American born in China, graduated from 
an American University, and recently re- 
turned from Chungking, where as the 
wife of the Correspondent of The New 
York Times, she was in a position to know 
the true situation. In all these Round 
Tables there was a finer scholarship and 
leadership, and more thorough discussion 
than I have ever known. 

Every so often in life a sentence or pro- 
nouncement clarifies the confusion in our 
brains. Dr. J. O. M. Broek. Professor of 
Geography, University of California, did 
this in regard to Europe, as he said: 

"The cultural patterns and the boun- 
baries of the nations of Europe were set 
during the agricultural eras. \Vhen Europe 
became industrialized new boundaries and 
new cultural patterns were necessary, but 
the old ones persisted. Until these two 
ideas are reconciled we will have conflict 
and confusion." 

In the Round Tables and in the lectures 
some of the most valuable contributions 
were the personal experiences of scholars 
like Aline Chalufour, a French woman who 
had just come from French Indo-China; 
Susanne Engelmann, German educator for 
20 years preceding Hitler, and Mr. Picard, 
who came straight to us from England, 
where he had been since the collapse of 
France. For nineteen years he had been the 
Secretary of The Friends Service Com- 
mittee in Geneva, and Secretary of the 
organization uniting all the semi-official 
organizations in Geneva: and lastly, Andre 
Maurois, Member of the Academic Fran- 
caise, celebrated novelist and biographer, 
and who was in the evacuation of Dunkirk 
as attache at British Headquarters. 

("Continued on page 18) 
CLUB MAGAZINE — AUGUST. 1941 




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the subscriptions on the magazines and 
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Events of the Week 

Sunday, August 3rd through Sunday, 
August 10th 

EXHIBITIONS 

Paintings by Lloyd Wulf and Hassel Smith 
— August 3. 

Paintings from the Emanuel Walter Col- 
lection — August 3. 

Sculpture by Ardath Coldwell — Through 
August 17. 

Paintings by Dumas, McCray. Lehman and 
Grover — Through August 19. 

California School of Fine Arts Student 
Exhibition — August 5 to 24. 

"They Taught Themselves" by Self-taught 
Artists — August 5 to September 3. 

SAN FRANCISCO ART ASSOCIATION 

GALLERY 
Paintings by Geneve Rixford Sargeant — 
Through August 10. 

LECTURES 

Lecture by Charles Lindstrom — Sunday 
afternoon, August 3 at 3:00. 

To be announced — Wednesday evening, 
August 6 at 8:30. 

Lecture by James McCray — Sunday after- 
noon, August 10 at 3:00. 

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL 
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Alice Chittenden and 
The Art School 

fCuntimifii fiom page 9) 

The time was ripe for the development of a 
salon. . . . An isolated community with un- 
limited resources needed its own center of 
art." 

Alice Chittenden soon became one of 
Virgil Williams' pri:e students. Medals for 
both drawing and painting establish his 
recognition of her abilty. The school grew 
in scope, and Alice Chittenden matured 
with it. The activities of the Art Associa- 
tion had captured the imagination of San 
Franciscans, and their response to the school 
was immediate. 

In 1893 Edward F. Searles deeded the 
magnificent Mark Hopkins residence to the 
University of California, in trust for the 
San Francisco Art Association. The School 
became known as the Mar\ Hop\ms Insti- 
tute of Art, and although the old residence 
was better suited to the brilliant receptions 
and soirees of the period than for use as 
an institute of art education, the school 
flourished and the teaching staff grew. 
Yelland, Carlson, Narjot joined the faculty 
and left their impressions; Fred Yates and 
other early California painters served as in- 
structors. Later, when Arthur Mathews be- 
came Dean, assisted by Amedie Jouillin 
and John Stanton, the school had earned 
its place as a recognized center of art in- 
struction. It was in these days that Alice 
Chittenden served on the school board. 

Then came the historic earthquake and 
fire of 1906, and the mansions of Nob 
Hill, with the school that was a landmark, 
were laid in ashes. On the same location a 
simple structure, less pretentious but better 
fitted to the needs of an art institute, ap- 
peared, and he school's present name was 
established. Swept away with the ruins 
were the taboos of the earlier pediod and a 
School of Fine Arts, reflecting the vitality 
of a new era, emerged. 

The School has occupied its present loca- 
tion on Chestnut Street for fourteen years. 
It is too well known to San Franciscans and 
too well recognized in America to neces- 
sitate discussion in this article. 

Throughout these years of growth and 
change, Alice Chittenden continued to play 
her part. She has observed the broadening 
of vision and approach to art teaching from 
her own student years, when a life class 
would have horrified the parents of the 
sentimental young ladies who studied with 
her, through the years of separate life 
classes for men and women, and on to the 



large mixed classes of today. She has wit- 
nessed the transitions and modes of paint- 
ing, the changes in international relation- 
ships among the artists, the powerful in- 
fluence of traveling exhibitions, and 
through it all she has retained her enthusi- 
asm and vitality. Indeed, she is, at present, 
an important member of the committee that 
is handling the first exhibition of the 
Alumni Assoc'iiilioJi of the Califorrtui School 
of Fine Arts, to be held in the San Fran- 
cisco Museum of Art in the Fall. 

Alice Chittenden has traveled and 
studied in Europe, exhibiting in Paris as 
well as in most of the important American 
exhibitions. She has won prizes, which in- 
clude: 

Gold Medal for Flower Painting: San Fran- 
cisco Exposition of Arts and Industries, 
1891. 

Two Silver Medals: California State Fair, 
1891-92. 

Silver Medal: San Francisco Industrial Ex- 
position, 1893. 

Silver Medal: California Mid-Winter In- 
ternational Exposition, 1894. 

Silver Medal: World Columbian Exposi- 
tion, Chicago, 1902-03. 

Silver Medal: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Ex- 
position of Seattle, 1909. 

Silver Medal: Lewis and Clark Centennial 
Exposition of Portland, 1905. 

Although most San Franciscans recog- 
nize Alice Chittenden as a painter of por- 
traits and still life, she has devoted part of 
her life, these past fifty years, to the paint- 
ing of California wildflowers. Exploring the 
High Sierra country by stage and horse- 
back, decades before our present highways 
were constructed, Mrs. Chittenden col- 
lected dozens of rare and little-known varie- 
ties, all of which have been named by 
Alice Eastwood, California scientist. Beau- 
tifully drawn, Mrs. Chittenden's wildflower 
portfolios represent a valuable contribution 
both as art and science. An exhibition of 
the collection at a local museum is being 
arranged for this Fall. 

The Care and Preservation 
of Cut Flowers 

^ A booklet, giving general rules and 
special treatment for plant material 
used in Flower Arrangement, published by 
The San Francisco Garden Club, Fairmont 
Hotel, San Francisco, fifty-five cents post- 
paid anywhere in the United States. The 
proceeds will be given to The American 
Red Cross. 




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An Important Event 

(Continued from page 11) 
These people came to us nut only as 
scholars, but gave us the results of their 
valuable personal experience and a spiritual 
lesson in self-control and lack of bitterness, 
which all the world needs in this time of 
cnntroversy. The members of the Institute 
ran the gamut of convictions which are 
rampant in the world at the present day, 
Quakers, Pacifists, Isolationists and Inter- 
ventionists. These convictions might have 
been motivated by the facts presented by 
the speakers, but infinitely more were the 
emotions in regard to these convictions 
disciplined and controlled by the associa- 
tion and example of the people I have just 
mentioned, who could speak to us without 
bitterness. These same people with the 
other members o! the faculty gathered, at 
different times with informal groups on 
the lawn in the afternoon. There, in lovely 
peaceful surroundings, in the warm sun- 
shine, any questions could be asked and 
different points of view threshed out. From 
these informal gatherings were carried 
.iway for the future some of our finest 
experiences. 

The Institute of International Relations 
is supposed to be intellectual, but I have 
decided that what we call "the high 
mom-ents" ol these institutes are generally 
those which combines the intellectual pres- 
entation with a quality that deeply stirs 
our emotions. And so it was this time, when 
Andre Maurois spoke on the lessons from 
this war. With great artistry plus great 
simplicity and sincerity he spoke of the 
les.«ons we might learn from the fate ol 
his beloved France. As I heard h'm pro- 
nounce this word with a warmth of love 
and devotion, I wished that I might have 
a recording of the different ways that 
P.;oples speak of their Countries as an in- 
dication of the part they play in the world. 
The other deeply moving occasion was Mr. 
Picard's explanation of his own reactions 
to this war — a Quaker on the firing 
line. He did us the deep honor of analysing 
this as a Sociologist and a Psychologist — 
as objectively as though he himself were 
another person — the agony of the Quaker 
seeing the dissolution of the League of Na- 
tions, and as an Englishman the threat to 
his own country. He was too exquisite a 
pcr.son to feel that he might tell the Ameri- 
cans what to do. There was no confusion 
in his mind. From his point of view both 
the Isolationists and the Interventionists 
were wrong. 

Another Quaker, Dr. Karl Schuh, Pro- 
fessor of Economics, University of Pen- 
nsylvania, in his talks on Economics, 
pricked the balloons of popular economic 
illusions, stripped the economic necessities 
of the world to their essentials, and I felt 
gave the greatest lesson when he. in his 



last talk proved. I think, that nations would 
be wise if they used enlightened self-in- 
terest in their dealings with one another 
from the standpoint of economics. 

As the pattern of the lectures developed, 
and the work in the Round Tables con- 
tinued with cross-fertilization from one an- 
other, we got to the consideration of our 
own obligations as citizens of the United 
States, and the world. 

The straight militant Pacifists was rep- 
resented by Dorothy Detzer, Executive Sec- 
retary of the Women's International 
League for Peace and Freedom, Washing- 
ton, D. C. Various people repres-snted the 
Interventionists, reluctant or otherwise. 
There was always the Quaker point of 
view, and in addition the fine thread of 
high spiritual scholarship was carried by 
James Muilenburg in his talks and his 
Round Tables. 

Dr. William Hopkins, Assistant Profes- 
sor of Economics at Stanford, and Chair- 
man of the Round Table on the Values 
and Problems of Democracy; and John W. 
Masland, Instructor in Political Science at 
Stanford University, Specialist in the an- 
alysis of propaganda and pressure groups, 
wove into the pattern which I have men- 
tioned a better understanding of our own 
selves, and our obligations, and what makes 
our public opinion; while Dr. Herrick, of 
Mills, and Dr. Stratton, of the University 
of California, analyzed the Proposals for 
a post-war reconstruction. 

As I have been writing this account I 
have realized how little the bare points 
give you an idea of the enriching experi- 
ences — the experiences of a combination 
of scholastic personages and the daily con- 
tacts, since the membership varied through 
all walks of life, from a Banker and his 
wife taking a vacation to a Ship's Car- 
penter. These daily contacts strengthened 
our faith in the democratic way of life, 
of fine people making all sorts of communi- 
ties a better place to live, finding at Mills 
spiritual and intellectual refreshment. 

I think it is easy to understand why the 
registration at Mills is the highest of any 
of the many Institutes which The Friends 
Service Committee have fostered. Dr. Rein- 
hardt was away helping Punahou College 
of Honolulu celebrate its 1 00th annivcr- i 
sary, but her spirit and intelligence is al- I 
ways there on her campus. We were sur- ' 
rounded by the stimulation of her exciting 
and varied Summer School activities, by the 
high standards which she always has set 
for Education, the fine peace and loveliness' 
of her campus. 

Whatever else we may have achieved 
in the ten days, we had gained tolerance 
and patience, and learned to listen to "the 
other side," leaving with a sense that we 
were fortified mentally and spiritually to 
meet a hard future. 



AUGUST. 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



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Electricians 



The Sign 

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1809 FILLMORE STREET 
Phone WAlnut 6000 San Francisco 

Electrical Winng. Fixture! and 
Repairj 

Stmce from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. 



Blanket Cleaning 
Time NOW! 

It is THRIFTY to cleanse them regularly. They 

are returned SOFT and FLUFFY 

and without FADING. 

We Speciolize on "KENWOODS'' and all fine 

types. Expert rebinding, mending on request. 

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Table Linen, Napkins, 

Glass and Dish Towels 

■furnished to 

Cafes, Hotels and Clubs 

Coats and Gowns 

furnished for all classes 

of professional 

services 

GALLAND 

MERCANTILE 
LAUNDRY COMPANY 



Eighth and Folsom Streets 
SAN FRANCISCO 
Telephone MArket 4514 



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Christmas Packages 
For Britain 

^ We are not rushing the season — but 
we have a long way to go and we also have 
received advance information regarding 
many changes in selection of gifts and rules 
and regulations due to obvious reasons. So 
here is a list of things that may be sent and 
those that may not be sent: 
May Be Sent: 

Tobacco 

Cigarettes 

Shaving sets for men 

Toilet kits for women 

Flash lights and batteries 

Pipes 

Pens 

Pencils 

Note paper 

Blankets 

Clothing for children 

Clothing for adults 
May Not Be Sent. 

No food of any kind 

No candy 

No tea 

No coffee 

No books 

No magazines 

No toys 

No breakable objects 
Packages must not be wrapped and must 
be inspected at headquarters. 

TTie blankets and clothing can be pur- 
chased wholesale if the money is sent to 
Miss Catherine Allen. We shall be glad to 
^ee that the donor's name is attached to each 
article 

The deadline for accepting gifts is Octo- 
ber 1. 1941. 

SUGGESTED EMERGENCY KIT for 
girls and women in the bombed areas of 
England: 

2 wash cloths at 5c each $ .10 

1 cake soap 04 

Tooth Brush 10 

Talcum Powder 10 

Face Powder 10 

Lipstick 10 

Comb 05 

Writing Paper and Envelopes 05 

Pencil 05 

Cigarettes and matches in tin container .10 

Scissors 10 

Thimble 05 

Tape 05 

Kotex 10 

*Sewing Kit 10 

Carbolated Vaseline 10 

Aspirin (6 tablets in tin case) 10 

Cough Drops 01 

First Aid Kit 10 

$1.64 
-A sewing kit containing scissors, thread, 
etc., can be bought for 25c. This will 
eliminate separate item for scissors. 



Liisl )lonlh of 




(In \EW 
Gas Heatinff 
Equipment 

August closes the Summer 
Sale of new Gas Heating 
equipment. Now is your last 
chance to save 10% on a new 
gas heater. The winter months 
are not far in the future, so 
buy now for the winter's heat- 
ing. You will save 10% on the 
cost of the heater you select 
and you will not be required to 
start lenient budget payments 
until October 1. 

This Summer Sale has a 
special appeal to the prudent 
and thrifty buyer. It offers op- 
portunity simultaneously to re- 
place any old-style, costly and 
inefficient heating installation 
with the latest streamlined and 
efficient gas heater. 

Examine the new Gas Heat- 
ers in your local Gas Appliance 
Dealer's showrooms and then 
select the Gas Heater you need. 

■ 
See Your Dealer 
or this Company 

PACmC GAS and ELECTRIC 
COMPANY 



CLUB MAGAZINE — AUGUST, 1941 



U. S. POSTAGE 

Ic Paid 

San Francisco, Calif. 
Permit No. 1185 



RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED 



aDIiM OF WOOD 

for the Barbecue 



Picnic Baskets of split wood with sturdy cover and 
handles. Also thermos baskets. 

Salad Bowls in unusual shapes and designs of light and 
dark wood. 

Popcorn Bowls of wood with long convenient handles. 

Salad Servers with carved or plain handles in various 
sizes. 

Ham or Steak Boards with prongs to keep meat from 
sliding while being carved. 

Wooden Trays and Plates for serving cold meats or 
sandwiches. 

Salt and Pepper Shakes from Mexico, hand carved in 
leaf design in light and dark wood. 

Straw Mat Sets for picnic service, in blue, natural, 
yellow, green and golden brown. 

Paper Napkins and Cocktail Coasters to match on order 
with names of host and hostess. 

Javanese Baby Baskets for serving fruit at barbecvies. 



The mr.l]E SHOP 

WOMEN'S CITY CLUB— 465 POST STREET 

The Public is Invited 



Constant new arrivals make the League Shop an ever-interesting place to shop 



WOMEN'S 
CITY CLUB 

MAGAZINE 

O" 

San Francisco 






litis 



SEPTEMBER 
19 4 1 

VOLUME XV • NUMBER 8 






PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY WOMEN'S CITY (L 

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This announcement is under no circumstances to be construed as an offer oj these 

securities jor sale or as a solicitation oj an offer to buy any oj such securities. 

The offer is made only by means oj the Offering Prospectus. 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company 

(A California Corporation) 

400,000 Shares 
5% First Preferred Stock 

Cumulative, Par Value $25.00 per share 

and Installment Subscription Agreements for 400,000 shares of such stock 

The ofifering price is $27.00 per share, payable in full at the time of 
subscription or in installments upon the terms and conditions de- 
scribed in the Installment Subscription Agreements and the Ofifering 
Prospectus. Such price is subject to change without notice. 

Offering Prite: $27.00 per share 
to Yield 4.63% 

The Ofifering Prospectus and stock subscription forms may be ob- 
tained upon application at the Stock Sales Department, Pacific Gas 
and Electric Company, 245 Market Street, San Francisco, or at any of 
its Division or District Ofl&ces. 

STOCK! SALES DEPARTMENT 

245 Market_Street,^San Francisco 

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY 



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WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

MAGAZINE 



Publiahcd Monthly 
■I 465 Port SlTMt 




Telephone 
GArfield 8400 



Entered as ttcond-clam matter April 14, 1928, at the Post Office 
at San Franciaco, California, under the act of March 3, 1879. 

SAN FRANOSCO 
Willid Hickox, Advertiaing Manager 



VdlumeXV 



September, 1941 



Number 8 



CONTENTS 

ARTICXES 

Volunteer Ser\ice 1 1 

Menu Architecture — By Julia Lee Wright 12-13 

Some Chilean Notes 14-1 5 

Marine Exhibit — By Jean Scott Frickelton 16 

Santa Maria Del Ovila 17 

Heirs of Saint Francis . . . We Serve — By Carol Wilson 

Green 18-19 

DEPARTMENTS 

Calendar 4 

Announcements 6-7 

Editorial 9 

Poetry Page — By Florence Keene 20 

I Have Been Reading 21 



OFFICERS OF THE WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 
OF SAN FRANOSCO 

Ptesident _.... _.._MISS KATHARINE DONOHOE 

First Vice-President MRS. MARCUS S. KOSHLAND 

Second Vice-President _ _MRS. STANLEY POWELL 

Third Vice-President. MRS. MACONDRAY LUNDBORG 

Treasurer - MRS. LEO V. KORBEL 

Recording Secretary _ MISS BERTHA J. DALE 

Corresponding Secretary -MRS. HAZEL PEDLAR FAULKNER 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Mr. 


. Harry B. Allen 


Mrs 


W. B. Hamilton 


Mr. 


. H. L. Alves 


Mr. 


Eugene S. Kilgore 


Mr. 


Harold H. Bjorn.trom 


Mrs 


. Leo V. Korbel 


Mr. 


. George Boyd 


Mrs 


M. S. Koshland 


Mr. 


. Will.am E. Colby 


Mis. 


Marion W. Leale 


M,. 


> Lotus Coombs 


Mr. 


. Macondray Lundborg 


Ml. 


s Bertha L. Dale 


Mr. 


. Garield Merner 


Mra 


. Duncan H. Davis 


Mis 


B Alicia Mosgrove 


Ml. 




Dr. 


Ethel D. Owen 


Mr. 


. John O. Dresier 


Mis 


s Harriet T. Parsona 


Mr. 


. John M. E.hlemin 


Mis 


s Esther P. Phillip* 
. Elitabeth Gray Potter 
. Stanley Powell 
. J. P. Rettenmayer 


Mr. 


. Perry Eyre 


Mr. 


Mr. 


. Harel Pedlar Faulkner 


Mr. 


Mr. 


. John A. Flick 


Mrs 


Mri 


. C, J. Goodell 


Mrs 


. Paul Shoup 




Mrs. C. 


R. Walter 





^£D CROSS Acmims 

IN THE CLUBHOUSE 



Members of the National League are urged to regis- 
ter for at least one of the following actiiities: 



SEWING AND KNITTING 

Volunteers are on duty in Room 209 from 10 to 4 
every week day Monday through Friday to give in- 
struction in sewing and knitting. 



HOME HYGIENE AND 
CARE OF THE SICK 

New day and night classes are being formed. Twenty 
members are necessary to launch Home Hygiene classes. 
Please register as soon as possible so that classes can be 
scheduled by third week in September. Nurses from 
the Red Cross will instruct these groups. 

FIRST AID CLASSES 

Next day class will start the week of September 
22nd and next night class will start Tuesday, Septem- 
ber 16th, at 7:30. 

LIFE SAVING CLASSES 

Classes of four or more will be formed upon request 
at the total cost of $4.50 for each person. Course con- 
sists of 15 hours' instruction. 

As the need grows for National Defense we wish to 
stress the importance of all of the above activities. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — SEPTEMBER, 1 94 1 



WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

CALENDAR 
SEPTEMBER 1941 



Summer Special — Unlimited Swim Tickets — $2.50 

Swimming Pool Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a. m. to 

12:30 p. m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. 

Friday 3 p. m. to 9 p. m. and Saturday 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Men's Guest Night in Swimming Pool — Tuesday from 5:30 to 

6:30 p. m. and Friday from 5:30 to 9 p. m. 

League Bridge — Every Tuesday, Card Room, 2 and 7 p. m. 



GARDEN QUIZ AND TEA 25c — SEPTEMBER 11th 
SEPTEMBER— 1941 

2 — Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Gymnasium 9:45-11:45 a.m. 

Progressive Bbidge Tournament Board Room 2:00 p m. 

Supervised by Mrs. H. E. Annis. 

Spanish Class — Senorita de! Pino presiding Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

3 — Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 10:00 a.m.-12 m. 

4— Needlework Guild Room 214 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15p.m 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8 :00 p.m. 

Musical Program presented by Dorothy Thomson. Soprano and Jackson Perego, 
Baritone. 

5 — Progressive Bridge Tournament Board Room 7:30 p m. 

Supervised by Mrs. H. E. Annis. 

French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m, 

9 — Progressive Bridge Tournament Board Room 2:00 p.m. 

Supervised by Mrs. H. E. Annis. 

Spanish Class — Senonta del Pino presiding Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

10 — Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 10:00 a.m. -12 m 

Spanish Round Table — Seiiorita Angela Montiel presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

Book Review Dinner Nat. Defense Room 6:00 p.m. 

Mrs. Thomas A. Stoddard will review "No Life for a Lady," by Agnes Morley 
Cleaveland; "Home is Here," by Sidney Meller. 

11 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m 

Garden Quiz and Tea Patio, 4th Floor 3:00-5:00 p.m 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8:00 p m 

Lecture-Recital: "Repossessing America" by Grace Bush. 

12 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m 

Progressive Bridge Tournament Board Room 7:30 pm 

Supervised by Mrs. H. E. Annis. 

16 — Progressive Bridge Tournament Board Room 2:00 p.m 

Supervised by Mrs. H. E. Annis. 

Red Cross First Aid Class Gymnasium 7:00 pm 

Spanish Class — Senorita del Pino presiding Room 214 7:30 p.m 

17 — Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 10:00 a.m.-12 m 

18 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10:00 a.m.-4:00p.m 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 pm 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8:00 p m 

Address: "Safeguarding America's Harvests," by Carlton F. Sturdy, American Can 
Company. 

19 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 am. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament Board Room 7:30 p m. 

Supervised by Mrs. H. E. Annis. 

23 — Progressive Bbidge Tournament Board Room 2:00 p.m. 

Supervised by Mrs. H. E. Annis. 

Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 7:00 p m. 

Spanish Class — Senonta del Pino presiding Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

24 — Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 10:00 a.m. 

Spanish Round Table — Senonta Angela Montiel presiding Mural 12:15 p m. 

25 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Cafeteria 8:00 p.m. 

Colored motion pictures: "Glimpses of Old Santa Fe," Grand Canyon and "So This 
is New Mexico," by Mr. W. R. Krisman, courtesy Santa Fe Railway. 

26 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tolirnament Board Room 7 :30 p.m. 

Supervised by Mrs. H. E. Annis. 

30 — Progressive Bridge Tournament Board Room 2:00 p.m. 

Supervised by Mrs. H. E. Annis. 

Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 7:00 p.m. 

Spanish Class — Senonta del Pino presiding Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

OCTOBER— 1941 

1 — Red Cross Class in First Aid Gymnasium 10:00 a.m. 

2 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Annex 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. le Bnm de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Cafeteria 8:00 p.m. 

"The Women of the Phihppines," by Estela R. Sulit. 

3 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament Board Room 7:30 p.m. 

Supervised by Mrs. H. E. Annis. 

6 — Firelighting Ceremony Lounge 8 :00 p.m. 



WUai CG41, 9 do. lo^ Ute 



PANTRY SALE 

THE TUESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING 



Wave -^ou Jams, Jellies or Conserves? 

Wave you Apples, Pears, Avocados 
or Pomegranates? 

Have you Eggs, Honey or Cheese? 

Have you Nuts or Dried Fruits? 

Have you Poultry or Produce? 

Have you Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Bis- 
cuits, Fruit Cakes, Plum Pudding 
or Mince Meat? 

And here are a few suggestions not 
on your pantry shelves: Gourds, 
Pine Cones, Madrone Branches, 
Oak Branches, Pine Branches, 
Huckleberry or Flowers. 



Chec\ your pantry shelves now and decide what you 
will later bring as your contribution to the pantry sale. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 




^ GARDEN QUIZ TEA: Quizzes are fun and we 
know you will enjoy our Garden Quiz to be held in our 
own fourth floor patio, Thursday afternoon, September 1 1 
from 3 to 5 o'clock. It will be fun finding out how many 
of the 70 different plants now growing in the patio you 
can name and you may be the lucky winner of a prize. 
After the quiz Miss Schaeffer will conduct a tour of the 
garden and tea will be served. Members may invite guests. 
The total cost, 25 cents per person includes tea. 

^ CALLING ALL BRIDGE FANS: For our bridge- 
minded members and their friends, we are introducing a 
series of popular progressive tournaments. These tourna- 
ments will be run every Tuesday at two in the afternoon 
and every Friday evening at 7:30; each event to be pre- 
ceded by a short lecture based on the new Culbertson 
system. There will be worthwhile prizes, in the form of 
merchandise orders on our League Shop, for the winning 
pair at each event. Bring your own partner or one will be 
provided for you. A cordial invitation is extended to the 
men folk of our members to join the evening events. The 
first of the series starts Tuesday, September 9. Fee, 2') 
cents a corner. 

^ FIRELIGHTING: The Annual Firelighting Cere- 
mony will be held on Monday evening, October 6 at eight 
o'clock on the fourth floor. The speaker of the evening 
will be announced later, but we are very happy to report 
that Mrs. W. B. Hamilton, as has been her custom for 
many years, will light the fire that glows in hospitable 
welcome to our many members and friends. 

^ "KNITTING BASKET": We have opened a Wool 
Shop on the balcony of the League Shop. Miss 
Pringle, formerly of Dunn and Pringle, to give instruc- 
tion in knitting, will be at the shop on Mondays, Wednes- 
days and Fridays. Miss Pringle has a lovely stock of wool 
which she will be very happy to show prospective cus- 
tomers. Wool may be purchased from Volunteers on days 
that Miss Pringle is not at the shop. 

^ RESTAURANT DEPARTMENT: Due to in- 
creased food costs there will be a slight raise in price 
in both the Dining Room and Cafeteria. 



RED CROSS CLASSES 

^ HOME HYGIENE AND CARE OF THE SICK: 
The first course of 12 classes was completed on Sep- 
tember 2, and a new group is to be formed immediately to 
start on Tuesday afternoon, September 16 at 1:30 p.m. 
As this work has been received most enthusiastically by 
our members we shall continue the classes indefinitely as 
long as there is the potential need. We urge members to 
send in their names as soon as possible. NIGHT CLASSES 
will start the third week in September. Date to be an- 
nounced later. 

^ FIRST AID CLASSES: The eighth lesson of our 
present class will have been completed as the Magazine 
goes to press, and our first group of ten classes will finish 
their work on September 17. Another day class will follow 
immediately, day to be determined by registration and a 
NIGHT CLASS will open for business women on Tues- 
day evenings, September 16 at 7:30 p. m. Please register 
at the Executive Office as soon as possible. 

^ LIFE SAVING CLASSES: The desire of American 
women to be of use in an emergency has resulted in 
the establishment of classes of instruction by the American 
Red Cross in home nursing, first aid, etc. 

The Women's City Club is including classes in life 
saving. Swimmers are urged to learn the methods stan- 
dardized by the Red Cross and taught by a Red Cross 
examiner by which those in peril of drowning may be 
rescued with least possible peril to the rescuer. The course 
consists of 1 5 hours of land and water drills and is open 
to all over 1 8 years of age who can pass the swimmer's 
test.* 

Classes of four or more will be formed upon request at 
the nominal cost of $4.50 each person during October 
and November. 

*The Swimmer's Test: (Required for entrance to life- 
saving course.) 

1. — Tread water. 

2.— Float. 

3. — Swim 100 yards using side stroke and one other 
standard stroke. 

4. — Plain front dive. 

5. — Swim 50 feet on back using legs only. 

6. — Recover object in six to eight feet of water by 
means of surface dive. 



SEPTEMBER, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



^ HEALTH EXAMINATIONS: Examinations will 
be held in the clubhouse during the last two weeks in 
October, October 20 to October 3 1 inclusive, from 4 to 6 
o'clock and from 7 to 9 o'clock. Examinations are not to 
be given on Saturday. Dr. Ethel D. Owen is chairman, 
assisted by Dr. Alice Bepler, Dr. Alma Pennington and 
Dr. Florence Fouch. The fee is $10. A health examination 
blank will be found on page 3 1 of this Magazine. Members 
are requested to use these, sending them to the Executive 
Office as soon as possible. Unless 20 registrations are re- 
ceived, examinations will not be held. 

^ NATIONAL DEFENSE ECONOMY MENUS: 
In further cooperation with the National Defense 
Program, Mrs. Ashbrook is working out a series of menus 
based on economy, but with a maximum of nutritional 
value. These menus are to be mimeographed and will be 
available in the Restaurant Department. 

^ BARBARA HORDER, director of "St. Joan" in the 
recent Berkeley Festival and with an international 
background of speech training directing and acting ex- 
perience is arranging classes in the Fall laying particular 
stress on the fundamentals of good speech. These classes 
will be essentially practical and will help those interested 
in radio, public speaking or play reading. 

^ THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAM: Mrs. A. P. 
Black, chairman, has planned the following programs 
for this month: September 4, Musical Program presented 
by Dorothy Thomson, Soprano, and Jackson Perego, Bari- 
tone. September 11, Lecture-Recital, "Repossessing Amer- 
ica," by Grace Bush. September 18, Address, "Safeguard- 
ing America's Harvests," by Mr, Carlton F. Sturdy of the 
American Can Company. September 25, Colored Motion 
Pictures, "Glimpses of Old Santa Fe," Grand Canyon and 
"So This is New Mexico," presented by Mr. W. R. Kris- 
man through courtesy of the Santa Fe Railway. The in- 
troductory program for October will be an address, "The 
Women of the Philippines," by Estela R. Sulit, member 
of the Philippine Bar and Associate Editor of Philippine 
Interpreter, of San Francisco, a monthly publication. 



^ NEW MEMBERS: The Poster Page gives all neces- 
sary information regarding the initiation fee and pro- 
rated dues. The Executive Office will give any other in- 
formation regarding membership, as well as mailing out 
apphcation cards to prospective members. Magazines are 
also available t:> members who may wish to mail them to 
interested friends. Remember, $5 initiation fee payable 
now, and $4.50 pro-rated dues payable on October 1. New 
members will have the opportunity to immediately enroll 
in our Volunteer Service which is expanding rapidly as 
the need for national defense grows. 

^ LIBRARY: A Library Committee meeting will be 
held on Wednesday, September 10, at 2 o'clock in the 
Chinese Room. Mrs. W. B. Hamilton, chairman, has 
planned to make this a joint meeting of Library Volun- 
teers and Committee Members. All Library Volunteers 
are invited to be present as well as members who think 
they might enjoy Volunteer Service in the Library and 
former Volunteers who have served over past years. The 
Committee will welcome ideas and suggestions. 

^ BOOK REVIEW DINNER: "No Life for a Lady" 
(what an arresting title!) by Agnes Morley Cleave- 
land and "Home is Here" (another good title) by Sidney 
Meller are two novels whose very names bespeak present 
and past Lfe in California, without stressing the fact that 
both these books are captivatingly entertaining and au- 
thentic; three other reasons make these novels appropriate 
for September. Both novels are prize winners. The first 
was judged the best in the new "Life in America" series; 
the second novel won the James D. Phelan Award. Both 
novels concern the truth and glamour of the Golden West. 
Finally, California, every September, remembers the day 
when, possessing Telegraph Hill in San Francisco, as well 
as manners, morals and customs much akin to the great 
Southwest, California also added her gifts to life in Amer- 
ica. Mrs. Thos. A. Stoddard will review these two signifi- 
cant novels on the evening of the second Wednesday, Sep- 
tember 10, at the Book Review Dinner, 6 o'clock, in the 
National Defenders' Room. 



it^on't ijou have 




jewelry • linens • ceramics 




for someone special or from You 
io You . . . smart service for 
after dinner mints, in brass 3.00 
exclusive with us. 



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CLUB MAGAZINE — SEPTEMBER, 1941 




PaUo, Fourth Floor — Scene of the Forthcoming Garden ^uiz 
on September 1 1 . 



EDITORIAL 



^.wJ 



^ September marks the return from vacation. With re- 
freshed minds and bodies we take up our tasks where 
we left off and plan our fall and winter activities with an 
enthusiasm born of the rest and change of scene which 
vcr>' fortunately is still possible for us here in America. 
What do we find awaiting us in the National League for 
Woman's Service? 

With care and foresight our Board of Directors has 
planned the training courses which the present era de- 
mands of us. The very best of instruction is ours for the 
taking. As members of a service group, we cannot afford 
to let the opportunity slip. The curriculum is varied enough 
to satisfy all, embracing courses and classes, lectures and 
demonstrations in subjects which appeal to old and to 
young. No matter what difference of opinion exists among 
us politically, all are agreed that "it costs nothing to carry 
around an education" and that preparedness in emergency 
needs of the hour is wise and tremendously important, even 
though we may never be called upon to exercise our tal- 
ents. Two diverse duties lie ahead — the one to perfect our- 
selves in the service which possible — though not probable — 
disaster needs may demand of us, the other to learn of our 
neighbors to the South so that we do not colloquially lump 
them together as South Americans. Both of these studies 
will be made easy for us in our own clubhouse where con- 
veniently and in pleasurable surroundings we may fulfill 
the purposes of the National League for Woman's Serv- 
ice — '"the training and service of women." 

1^ The frontispiece of the Magazine this month deserves 
special mention. With rare talent Miss Florence Bcnt- 
Icy has caught the spirit of our patio. Never has the garden 
on the Fourth Floor hxiked more lovely than now. It 
blooms in the sunshine, and invites the birds to come away 
from the dust bowl in the next block and build their nests 



in Its leafy branches. Miss Schaeffer deserves credit for 
her success in keeping leaves and stems unblemished by 
pest or soot and under our President's ever-gracious plan- 
ning for our pleasure as members, the garden blooms as 
few roof-gardens down town can or ever do. The tea and 
quiz on September eleventh could have no lovelier setting. 

^ "What can I do to help the League right now? I don't 
sew or knit, I'm no good at entertaining the boys, I 
really feel ashamed at my helplessness." 

"I'm busy at the office all day and when it comes to 
night time, I'm just too tired to do anything." 

"I have to be at home when the children get back from 
school but I wish I were in the position of doing some- 
thing for the club." 

To such members a specific service is at hand. The re- 
duction of initiation fee and payment of half year dues for 
new members has been made possible at this time for the 
purpose of increasing the membership roll. This extra in- 
come to the League will make possible the use of the club- 
house (rent free) for many defense activities directly 
ahead. Every new member adds new interest. Every new- 
member is volunteer service given by the sponsors. Sup- 
pose every present member sponsored a friend. The work 
of the National League for Woman's Service this year 
would then double in effectiveness. That is why the 
Board of Directors voted the special ruling for Septem- 
ber. Let us go over the top! 

More and more are the facilities of the clubhouse 
turned over to non-incoming producing activities. More 
and more is the National League for Woman's Service 
serving the purpose for which it was founded. And so 
more and more must we support the various departments. 
Swimming Pool, League Shop, Restaurant, Bedrooms, 
where volume means increased funds. Entertain at the 
club. Give guest cards to visitors from afar. Bring groups 
to the Dining Room. Buy wool in the "new Knitting Bas- 
ket"' in the League Shop. 

|p°» "C)nce upon a time" we made a gixidly sum at an 
Annual Talent Festival. This year we hope to make 
a goodly sum at a Pantry Sale. Now is the time to think 
of goodies which members can bring as gifts to be sold. 
Anything appropriate for such a pre-Thanksgiving sale 
will be most welcome. Let the Executive Office know 
what your contribution is to be. 

^j Health is a preventive measure. Q>ntinuousIy we are 
told that germs flourish in fertile soil only. At no time 
is prevention more important than during a world war. 
That is why the Board of Directors is again spons<iring 
Health Examinations at the Club. Members in business 
and members at home whose health means cither personal 
support or care for others are alike urged to take advantage 
of this exceptional opportunity at minimum co.'Jt. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — SEPTEMBER, 1911 




lEW NGMBm 



Sponsor your friends while the ne^v 
membership expansion is in effect. 

mmim fee $3.00 

PRORATED DUES $4.50 



Initiation fee paid upon application. 
Dues to March 1942 payable Octo- 
ber I '^ Membership expansion is 
necessary because of the demand 
upon our volunteer service. 



For the first time in the history of the T^ational League 

the initiation fee has been reduced. Cooperation with 

the T^ational Defense Program makes immediate 

expansion necessary. 



VOLUNTEER 
SERVICE 



IJI To list the 860 donors of 4,500 hours of volunteer 
service each month would be impossible for any 
pen(xlical. That is why with this story there cannot be 
printed a list of those members who are building history 
for the National League. Yet to them goes the credit for 
a very substantial program of activity at a time when vol- 
unteer service, so long undramatic, has come into its own. 
To volunteer is now "the thing to do." Ever>'where people 
are asking "what can I do to help the defense program?" 

As experts in this field after 25 years of experience, the 
National League for Woman's Service knows that there 
are principles and rules which must be applied if any 
long-term effort of volunteer service is to be maintained. 
The principles are altruistic not selfish, the rules are sim- 
ple not personal. This is why the approximate 5,000 hours 
each month continues year in and year out without inter- 
ruption and this is why the League is in a unique position 
in this emergency. 

Under the heading of volunteer service could very well 
come the training courses conducted in the clubhouse — 
lessons in Life Saving in the Swimming Pool, Home Hy- 
giene and Care of the Sick, First Aid, language classes, 
studies in nutrition and other subjects soon to be initiated, 
for training is the League's prerequisite for any volunteer 
service at home or abroad, and the trainee gives of her 
time and talent. 

To the casual visitor the National Defenders" Club is 
a home-like room well equipped and in good taste. To the 
trained eye the organization which keeps it functioning is 
its interest. Every' call for service which the boy would 
take for granted in his own home is answered with ease. 
These calls range "from the sublime to the ridiculous," 
from questions as to church services to the supply of a 
collar button in a fashion era when "we don't ordinarily 



wear separate collars." To each the correct answer alone is 
valuable and to be correct means to be trained. The League 
knows this from experience in the war 25 years ago. The 
pattern of the National Defenders' Club is the same today, 
for the need of human beings jerked from home environ- 
ment into groups of hundreds, nay thousands, of men is 
the same. "The best substitute for home" which one boy 
labeled the National Defenders' Club, is the test of its 
value. In this picture the environment of furnishings plays 
a valuable part, one lives up to one's surroundings, but 
added to this factor of success is as we have said, the efii- 
ciency of those who serve. To the volunteers goes the real 
credit for the opinion of those who are receiving. Of all 
ages and all types, of every denomination and political 
creed, these volunteers of the National League fit into their 
niches to serve efficiently and unselfishly in a group effort. 
Individualism is demoted to second place. They serve the 
League which taught them how best to do the job and 
they serve because they have the faith that by their deeds 
are they known and that the memory of San Francisco's 
hospitality in the minds of many an enlisted man is in 
their hands. 

The 4,500 hours given in July, 1941, is history-. The 
names of the individual volunteers will be forgotten if they 
are ever known, but the name of the National League for 
Woman's Service will live on. For the loyal trained group 
of 750 women in Red Cross Detachments, in Defenders' 
Club, in training courses who serve in our name each 
month, we give thanks. 

REPORT FOR JULY, 1941 

Volunteers Hours 

League Shop 47 166f^ 

Addressing Magazines 60 114 

Cafeteria 38 76 

Tea Service 34 68 

Library 144 286 

Accounting 1 11 

(Notarial Seals Affixed — 4) 

Needlework Guild 28 94^ 

Gardening 1 2 

Clerical 4 8 

Sewing 11 49 

Gray Ladies 10 80 

Red Cross Sewing 83 26814 

Red Cross Knitting 145 2296 

National Defenders' Club 260 982 

866 4501% 



CLUB MAGAZINE — SEPTEMBER. 1941 




MENU 
ARCHITECTURE 



BUILDING a menu in an architec- 
tural manner can be as much fun as 
working out a crossword puzzle, but 
instead of taking up time, it saves time. 
Since I've been using the Menu Maker 
and Menu Chart for planning my meals, 
I've found that I can cut hours from 
cooking and shopping time. And now, in- 
stead of shopping every day, I shop only 
three or four times a week. 

Aside from being a timesaver, menu 
architecture makes it much easier to serve 
well-balanced meals that are superior not 
only from a nutritional standpoint but have 
a much better variety of color, flavor, and 
texture (soft or crisp, smooth or rough, 
coarse or fine). 

For instance, a menu consisting of white 
fish, mashed potatoes, buttered turnips, 



by Julia Lee Wright 



pear and cottage cheese salad, and cus- 
tard is balanced as far as essentials go, but 
it lacks color, flavor, and texture contrast. 
And when dinner's over, it's likely that 
you don't feel completely satisfied. 

To get the proper balance all the way 
around, it is well to go through the Menu 
Maker and select all the meats or main 
courses for the entire week, write them in 
on the Menu Chart, then turn to the 
listing of starches and select all the pota- 
toes, rice or pastes for the week. A bright 
red, green or yellow vegetable should com- 
plement the starch course if the latter is 
wh'te. And if the potatoes are to he 
mashed, then their soft texture should be 
offset by preparing the other vegetable in 
a different way. 

■The salad usually supplies the crispness 
necessary for palatability. Dessert, for a 
pleasing finish, should be rich and high 
in calories if the meal is light. But if the 
meal is heavy, it is better to end wth a 
light, plain dessert. It's wise also to avoid 
repetition of flavors in the same meal — 
for instance, serving both tomato soup and 
sliced tomatoes, or a fruit cocktail or fruit 
salad and a fruit dessert. 

In the Notes column of the Menu Chart, 
the bread, beverage, and shopping and 
recipe notes may be recorded. 

By using a Menu Maker similar to the 
one suggested here, it is easy to get all 
the essentials in the menu. The menu, 
however, should be elastic enough to take 
care of emergencies, unplanned-for left- 
overs, special sales, and unexpected com- 
pany. The Menu Maker appearing here is 
just a bare outline, but it is a good start 
and should help you. 

For my own use, I supplement this out- 
line by putting the actual names, page 
numbers, and so on, of my favorite recipes 
under various headings or subdivisions. 
For example, under POTATOES, Mashed, 
I list the various ways I like to serve 
mashed potatoes, such as Duchess style, 
potato cakes, and so on. 

I use loose-leaf pages which fit my 
"Kitcheneering" binder, and on them I 
paste protruding, clear-colored tabs bear- 
ing the names of the main divisions. If I 
want main courses, I can turn to that head- 
ing, and there I have my favorites Hsted 
and subdivided under beef, cheese, and the 
like. There is no reason why a regular 



notebook or file cards could not be used 
just as well, as long as there is room for 
adding new dishes which you run across 
from time to time. Menu makers and charts 
may also be made up for breakfasts and 
lunches, if these meals present problems. 

Menus for company meals may be built 
in the same way, and I also keep a list of 
menus which I've found particularly good 
for entertaining. After each menu, I jot 
down the names of the guests to whom 
I've served it. and in this way I avoid 
serving the same menu twice to the same 
guest. 

These are just a few of the numerous 
ways menu architecture may be used to ad- 
vantage. It may take a little time to get 
started on this game, but once you find out 
the time, money, and worry it saves, as 
well as how much superior the meals are, I 
doubt if you'll ever go back to the old hit- 
or-miss method of meal planning. 

Menu Maker 

SOUPS 
Clear 

Bouillon 

Chicken 

Consomme 

Creole 

Noodle 

Vegetable 
Cream 

Asparagus 

Bisque, fish 

Carrot 

Celery 

Chowder 

Corn 

Pea 

Potato 

Tomato 

COCKTAILS 
Fruit 

Grape, banana, orange 

Melon, grape 

Melon, tomato 

Orange, grape 

Peach, pear, banana 

Pineapple, cherry 
Juice 

Grape, banana 

Grape, grapefruit sections 

Tomato 

Tomato, orange 

Orange, grape 
Fish 

Shrimp, grapefruit 

MAIN COURSE 
Cheese 

Fondue, vegetable 

Rarebit 

Rice and cheese 

Souflle 



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SEPTEMBER, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



Chicken 

Croquettes 

With noodles 

Pie 

Shortcake 
Ecos 

Creamed 

Omelet 

Scrambled 

Stuffed 
Fish 

Cakes 

Creamed 

Croquettes 

Escalloped 

Fried 

Loaf 

With vegetables 
Meat 

Chili con carne 

Chow mcin 

Corned beef 

Creamed chipped beef 

Hash 

Loaf 

Pic 

Pot Roast 

Roast 

Sandwiches, hot 

Sausage with apple 

Sausage 

Stew 
Vegetables 

Baked beans 

Lima beans with ham 

SALADS 
Fish 

Salmon, apple 
Shrimp, orange 
Shrimp, vegetable 
Tuna, egg. pickle 
Fruit 

Apple, banana, orange 
Apple, cabbage 
Apple, date 
.■\pple. nut. raisin 
Apricot, cheese 
Banana, apple, orange 
Banana, peanut 
Banana, strawberry 
Cantaloupe, grape 
Cherrv. cheese, almond 
Fig, cheese, peanut butter 
Peach, cheese, date 



Pear, mint jelly 
Pineapple, orange, cheese 

Gki.atin 

Cabbage, celery 
Cranberry, apple, celery 
Grapefruit, celery, olive 
Pear, pimiento, celery 
Pineapple, cucumber 

Vegetable 
Beet, egg 
Cabbage, carrot 
Carrot, pineapple 
Cucumber, tomato, radish 
Lima bean, pickle 
Pea, beet, celery 
Spinach, egg. celery 
Tomato, greens 

Meat 

Beef, pickle, celery 
Chicken, apple, walnut 
Corned beef, pickle 
Pork, pineapple, celery 

VEGETABLES 
Artichokes 
Asparagus 
Beans, string 
Beets 
Broccoli 
Brussels sprouts 
Cabbage, creamed 
Carrots, celery 
Cauliflower, peas 
Celery 
Corn fritters 
Cucumbers, fried 
Eggplant 
Mushrooms 
Onions 
Parsnips 
Peas, creamed 
Rutabagas, mashed 
Sauerkraut 
.Spinach 
Squash 
Succotash 
Swiss chard 
Tomatoes, grilled 
Turnips 

STARCHES 

Potatoes 
.■\u gratin 
Baked 
Boiled 



Browned 

Creamed 

Escalloped 

French fried 

Mashed 

Par.sley 

Riced 

Shoestring 

Stuffed 
Sweet Potatoes 

Boiled 

Candied 

Mashed 
Noodles 
Rice 

Macaroni 
Spaghetti 
Hominy 
RELISHES 
Olives 

Green 

Ripe 

Stuffed 
Radish Roses 
SWEETS 

Conserve 

Honey 

Jam 

Jelly 

Marmalade 

DESSERTS 

Cakes 

Angel food 

Applesauce 

Chocolate 

Marble 

Nut 

Sponge 

White 

Yellow 
Cobblers 

Apple 

Apricot 

Berry 

Cherry 

Peach 
Cookies 

Chocolate 

Hermits 

Oatmeal 

Spice 



Vanilla nut 

Butter 

Peanut Butter 

Molasses 

Sour cream 

Spice 

Sugar 

Brownies 

Date bars 

Lace cookies 
Pies 

Apple 

Apricot 

Banana cream 

Berry 

Butterscotch 

Cherry 

Chocolate 

Cocoanut cream 

Custard 

Gooseberry 

Mincemeat 

Lemon 

Orange cream 

Peach 

Pineanple cream 

Pumnkin 

Raisin 

Rhubarb 

Straw'berry 
Puddings 

Brown Betty 

Bavarian cream 

Blancmange 

Custard 

Date 

Dumplings 

Floating island 

Gelatin whip 

Graham cracker 

Ice cream 

Marshmallow 

Pineapple delight 

Plum 

Rice 

Sherbet 

Snow 

Souffle 

Sundae 

Tapioca 

Torte 
Upside-Down Cakes 

Apricot, prune 

Peach 

Pineapple, cherry 



MENU CHART 




MAIN COURSE 


STARCHY 
VEGETABLE 


SUCCULENT 
VEGETABLE 


SALAD 


DESSERT 


NOTES 


z 
3 


Picnic 
Ham 


Mashed 

Sweet 

Potatoes 


Minted 
Whole 
Carrots 


Apple, 
Celery 
and Nut 


Icecream 

Sandwiches 

Sauce 


Biscuits 

Butter 

Coffee, Milk 


z 
O 
5 


Shepherd's 
Ham 
Pie 


Corn on the 

Cob 


Buttered 
Asparagus 


Mixed 

Fresh 

Vegetable 


Fruit 
Compote 
Cake Slices 


Bread 

Butter 

Iced Coffee 


3 


Deviled 
Lamb 
Chops 


Buttered 
Rice 


Fresh 
Succotash 


Stuffed 
Tomato 


Floating 

Island 
Cookies 


Cook double 

amount rice 

for Wednesday 




Creamed 
Shrimps 
and Eqqs 


Hot 

Spiced 
Beets 


Fresh 

Spinach 

Rinq 


Cucumber 
and Onion 


Rice 

Parfait 

(Leftover) 


Tomato Juice 
Toasted Bread 


I 


Beef Patties 
and Bacon 


Broiled 

Sliced 

Potatoes 


Broiled 
Tomato 
Halves 


Banana and 
Oranqe 


Fresh 

Berry 
Pie 


Sliced Berries 
in baked 
pie shell 



CLUB MAGAZINE — SEPTEMBER, 1941 



SOME 

CHILEAN 

NOTES 



With the announcement of the proposed course of lec- 
tures on South American countries one of our members 
shared with us some letters written since April of this year 
by her son, now a sttide'nt at the University of Santiago, 
Chile. He is John Vanderburgh, one of two exchange 
graduate students sent to Chile under the Cordell Hull 
plan for Cultural Kelations with Latin America. 

Mr. Vanderburgh, who is the son of Dr. Rose and Dr. 
W. W. Vanderburgh, is a gradiuxte of Stanford University 
where he received both his bachelor's and his master's de- 
grees. He is doing research in Santiago on a subject leading 
to his thesis for his doctorate. 

The following notes, ta\en at random from his letters 
throw interesting highlights on Chile and some things 
Chilean. They are printed here through the courtesy of 
their recipients. 

7^0 attempt has beeii made to print them chronologically. 

(Editor's ?iote) 

^ Chile is a strange place. If you were to go outside of 
Santiago, which by the way, is no more typical of 
Chile than is New York of the United States, and drive 
down the valley, you might think that you were in Cali- 
fornia. The trees are the same — even eucalyptus. The 
crops are the same and the soil is grey adobe. Then you 
could drive into the mountains and still think that you 
were in California — around Techachapi. You could, as 
I did, leave the road and walk in the mountains. There 
you would find sage brush, tamarack, white thorn, doves, 
cotton tail and California valley quail. If you can imagine 
California shut off from the rest of the United States by 
distance, language, currency and tariff barriers you would 
understand perfectly what I mean. Of course you would 
also have to picture it rising finally from the effects of 
three hundred years of colonial misrule, containing a pop- 
ulation that lived in a semi-feudal state up to 1891. You 
would have to imagine a state where only the youngest 



generation among the mass of population has had any 
chance for education and self-improvement and the great 
majority of the others have had only rudiments of train- 
ing. You must see a state where the wide dissemination of 
knowledge of health and hygiene is in its infancy; a state 
where the inhabitants, both through ignorance and poverty 
have never learned to follow a proper diet. If you can 
picture all of that around you, you know what Chile is 
like. 

Don't think I'm damning this country. Nobody who 
hves here will do that. The Yanquis may cuss at Chile and 
the Chileans among themselves, but woe be unto the 
"tourist" or other "foreigner" who insults our pet. Those 
of us who live here and make an effort to know Chile 
love her either because or despite her faults. When you 
visit Chile, remember that. Only her own children can 
speak harshly. ... If others attempt it, the Chileans will 
listen politely and say nothing. The Yanquis will start a 
battle and tell you not to criticize her and then will go 
off and cast the same aspertions while they are among 
themselves. Truly, this is a strange land, a nation that 
produces curious people. 

"I see — quite often these days. Like Chile itself, he 
grows on you. When you get used to a few strange ways, 
you find that there is a real human being underneath. This 
holds more true for Chile than for ***. When you get 
used to receiving rabbit punches on street cars as the 
passengers fight their way to the doors to get off, you find 
that the Chileans are a very pleasant people. The whole 
problem resolves itself into understanding the country, 
and if possible, following the same trends of thought as 
the inhabitants. That is much more difficult than it looks 
on paper. It is a major task for a person raised in a civilisa- 
tion that is mechanical to the last degree to adjust himself 
to a place where mechanical ingenuity is entirely lacking. 
*** Frankly I despair of any real understanding springing 
up between the two Americas. Tolerance and appreciation 
will grow, it is true, but understanding is a different thing 
entirely. The history, background and general point of 
view is so in the United States and Latin America, that 
even with the best will possible between them, neither 
one would willingly drop any of its civiHsation to take up 
some of the other. The mechanical things you see here, 
the North American advertising methods, the movies and 
a thousand and one other things are superficial aspects of 
our way of life that have been varnished over theirs. The 
whole thing is like a thin coating of ice over a running 
river. As soon as a favorable opportunity presents itself, 
the ice will melt and the river will assume its original ap- 
pearance. Even while the ice is there, the river is not 
changed but hidden." 

The Yale Glee Club was here last week, and in four days 
did more for Pan-Americanism than a hundred "cultural 
missions." The Chileans seem to have a deeper apprecia- 
tion for the values of our folk music than we have in the 
United States. C>onversely, they do not realise the excel- 



SEPTEMBER. 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



lence of their own, and have not done anything to foster 
it. This, on the whole, is quite unfortunate. Chilean imi- 
tations of French, German and North American modern- 
ism and functionahsm in art, music and architecture, at the 
best, imitations. Like too many of the South American 
nations, or like ourselves in the latter half of the last cen- 
tury, they have arrived at the conclusion that foreign 
things are better aesthetically than natural. They refuse 
to face the fact that the development of an indigenous 
culture is much easier and more valuable (and more suc- 
cessful) than transplanting movements that happen to be 
in vogue in Paris, Berlin or New York. In Mexico and 
Brazil, on the contrary, the reverse is true. Any examina- 
tion of the music of Villa-Lonos in Brazil, or the music of 
Chavez in Mexico, or the native arts and crafts of Mexico, 
or the murals and paintings of Diego Rivera will reveal 
the obvious fact that a culture that plants its roots deeply 
will grow slowly but firmly to something worth while. 

Inasmuch as today is Good Friday I took a holiday. I 
spent the morning on top of San Cristobal, the highest 
mountain in Santiago. The ascent is almost perpendicular. 
It is made in a type of cable car, one going up and the 
other going down. It is something of a thrill to look five 
or six hundred feet down the mountainside and realize 
that there is but one cable between you and destruction. 
The view, however from the top, is well worth any ner- 
vousness you might feel while ascending. You can see all 
of Santiago, and when it is clear, you can see for miles 
down the valley. It was clear in the east this morning, 
so I could see the fresh snow on the Andes that came with 
the storm we had last night. 

Last night I went to the first of a series of five concerts 
in which will be played all of the symphonies of Beethoven. 
The orchestra is first rate, and the conductor was excellent. 
The best thing about the whole affair is that the tickets 
for the five concerts cost me only one hundred and twenty- 
five pesos. By Chilean standards, however, this is fairly 
dear. The salary for a maid of all work, for instance, 
varies from eighty to one hundred and twenty pesos per 
month. 

"I thought that Santiago diving was the worst in the 
world, but I have been assured that both Buenos Aires 
and Rio de Janeiro are more dangerous and exciting. The 
speed of the cars, coupled with the carelessness of the 
pedestrians, seems to create accidents by the dozen. 
Scarcely five minutes goes by that I fail to hear one or 
more ambulances in the street near my window. In fact, 
accidents and funerals seem to be the great joy of about 
half of the populace. 

"My lunch has started. The first course is, as usual, 
soup. I will eat very little of it, as it is quite fat. The 
meat in the dish, however, is very good, and forms an ex- 
cellent appetizer for the corn and potatoes to come. The 
bread, by the way, is wonderful and the butter is always 
fresh. Something different, today the corn is mixed with 
navy beans. It is much better this way, though it is shy on 



salt, and is devoid of any other flavor. I hope we don't have 
quince for dessert; I get tired of it after three days. Today 
is different. Now I have mashed potatoes with a boiled 
frankfurter. The potatoes are usually quite good when 
they are mashed. Today must be the saint's day of some 
member of the family. We have Tokay grapes for dessert. 
They are fine, as are all Chilean grapes. The custom is to 
eat the grapes and then spit the seeds on the plate, making 
a great racket as you do it. Now, by topping it off with 
one of my half-pound apples, I have had a fairly good meal. 

April 27th, 1941. 

"I went to the second of the series of Beethoven concerts 
last night. It was not so good as the first, but it was still 
quite creditable. After that I went to dinner with a girl 
who is here on a scholarship from some federation of 
women's clubs. If you look for it you can get wonderful 
food here in Chile. We had an immense tomato salad, 
roast beef (three large slices to each serving), pan-browned 
potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, dessert and coffee. The 
total bill was 47 pesos, or about $1.50 U. S. This, by the 
way, was at one of the best and most expensive restaurants 
in Santiago. You have no idea what a relief it is to get 
away from corn and potatoes and steak, to see a lot of 
green vegetables. 

"When I move I am going into the best residential dis- 
trict in town. I think that the cost is prohibitive, as I have 
taught myself to think in pesos. I will pay from one thou- 
sand to fifteen hundred pesos monthly, depending on 
whether I can get a single room, or have to take an apart- 
ment. It is strange how you get to think in this country. If 
anybody were to offer you your room with bath and three 
meals a day at the St. Francis Hotel and were to charge 
you between thirty and forty-five dollars per month you 
would probably jump at it. Well, that is what I am going 
to do here. 

"Don't ever let anyone tell you that South America is a 
land where it is always hot. It has been incredibly cold 
here in the last few days. Coupled with that, it has rained 
heavily and we are still in the month of April. The law 
says that it doesn't get cold in Chile until the first of May, 
so there has been no central heating, cither in my house 
or in the library. The room in the library, in which I have 
been working, is on the south side, and hasn't seen the sun 
since the vernal equinox. 

"I hold two season tickets for a series of Beethoven con- 
certs at 125 pesos each. With pesos at 31 to the dollar that 
is about four dollar each. One, of course, I use for myself. 
The other I have used for creating good relations. You 
can always make a Chilean very happy by inviting him to 
a concert and then buying him a dinner. As yet, I have not 
tried it with a Chilean girl. The Spanish equivalent of the 
English term 'date' is 'compromiso' and the word frightens 
me. 

"It gets cold in Santiago. As yet we have no heat. It 
was due today (May 1st) but this is the anniversary of 
the massacre of the workers and f Continued on page 26 



CLUB MAGAZINE — SEPTEMBER, 1941 



MARINE 
EXHIBIT 

by Jean Scott Frickelton 



^ To San Francisco goes the distinction of having the 
first Marine Exhibit in the entire West. 

Opened last May in picturesque Aquatic Park Center, 
this exhibition of ship models, prints, photographs and old 
shipping documents has already attracted nearly 50,000 
enthusiastic visitors, who have registered from all parts 
of the nation and many foreign countries. 

Included among the miniature vessels on display are 
valuable and unique collectors' items, illustrating marine 
history, past and present — old clipper ships, schooner 
yachts, pilot schooners, cargo steamers, passenger ships, 
derrick barges and battleships. 

One of the most striking of the model ships is one of 
the Queen Mary. It is over 12 feet long, in perfect scale 
and is complete to the smallest deck fitting. Two of the 
models are of large sailing vessels under full sail. One is 
a model of the famous Cape Horn clipper, the Tillie E. 
Starbuck. Another is a model of the four-masted bark. 



Kennilwdrth, with figures of her crew working on the 
deck. The well-known American clipper ship. Flying 
Cloud, is represented by an outstanding model, showing 
the ship just dropping anchor with the crew furling sail, 
launching a boat and doing other work. There are original 
clipper ship bills of lading, the only copy of the first issue 
of the Guide, 1865, old prints of early Pacific Mail liners 
and other rare documents and pictures. 

One purpose of the exhibit is to awaken interest in the 
importance of maritime commerce to this area and to point 
to the fact that the sea was responsible for San Francisco's 
great growth. In 1849, because of its harbor, San Fran- 
cisco became at once the center of gold mining activities. 
Then began its transformation from a small village to the 
eminence it enjoys today as one of the world's great ship- 
ping centers. 

The Marine Exhibit had its beginning at the 1940 Ex- 
position on Treasure Island, when a group of San Fran- 
ciscans sponsored a display of ship models there. Such 
marked interest was aroused that it was determined to 
expand the exhibit and make it permanent. For this project 
a committee of interested citizens was formed, with Mrs. 
Alma Spreckels Awl as chairman, and the work was 
undertaken with the cooperation of the Junior Chamber 
of Commerce and the Marine Exchange. The display is 
located in Aquatic Park Center, which has been provided 
by the San Francisco Park Commission. 

Future development of the project has been anticipated 
by the formation of a non-profit corporation, known as the 
San Francisco Museum of Science and Industry. With the 
Marine Exhibit as the nucleus, it is hoped ultimately to 
build a more comprehensive museum (similar in character 
to those of Chicago, New York, Munich and other cities), 
to include land and air trans- (Continued on page 29 



J^lewest acquisition to the Marine Mu- 
seum at Aquatic Par\. is this old print of 
the "S.S. ]ohn L. Stephens," given by the 
/. D. and A. B. Sprec\els Company. 

Built for t)ie Pacific Mai! Steamship 
Company in l^ew lCor\ in J 85], the "John 
L. Stephens" was a 2500-ton u'ooden 
paddle-wheel steamer. 

The "]ohn L. Stephens" made its first 
trip to San Francisco in 1853. The San 
Francisco Daily Herald of Apri! 4. of that 
year, states "The Pacific Mail Steamship 
Company's neu" steamer, John L. Stephens, 
Captain R. Pearson, arrived at an early 
hour yesterday morning, in 1 5 days from 
Panama, carrying 544 passc7igers." 

It is interesting to note that among the 
passengers were listed "C. Spreck.els, wife 
and infant." This was Claus Spreckels, 
founder of the great sugar business in Cali- 
fornia, and father of the late J. D. and 
A. B. Sprec\els, whose company presented 
the picture to the Marine Museum. 




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SEPTEMBER, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



SANTA MARIA 
DEL OVILA 



MOHTOirVE 
The Refectory, one 
of the most imposing 
in Spain. Fine ex- 
ample of early vault- 
ing. 14th Century. 

^ Atop a knoll overlooking one of Golden Gate Parks 
main drives San Francisco is to have one of the land- 
marks of the Old World — the beautiful Spanish monas- 
tery of Santa Maria del Ovila. Acclaimed as one of the 
world's most important monuments of Spanish architec- 
ture, the art treasure is of singular importance to the 
City by the Golden Gate. 

Eight centuries old, the monastery was brought to San 
Francisco stone by stone — after being transferred from 
its original site on the banks of the Tagus River. Those 
massive stones, each one numbered so that it can be re- 
placed in its right position when the monastery is rebuilt 
in the Park are now reposing on the knoUside near the 
Fourteenth Avenue entrance to Golden Gate Park where 
plans for their reassembling are now in process of forma- 
tion. The Monaster^' is the gift to San Francisco of Mr. 
William Randolph Hearst. 

In erecting the monastery* originally, the Cistercian fol- 
lowers of St. Benedict were carr>'ing the torch of Chris- 
tianity to a Spain in the hands of the infidels. In these 
latter days, the vaulted arches and ribbed walls, the win- 
dows and doors, which through centuries witnessed the 
lives and services of robed monks, were carefully removed 
from a country recently war-torn, in which infidel again 
battled Christian. The group of buildings which comprise 
the Monastery Santa Maria del Ovila emphasizes a cloister, 
more than one hundred feet square, around which are 
grouped the traditional monastic units. 

Opening in arcades towards the central court, the clois- 
ter has twenty-four travees, gracefully vaulted in the high 
Gothic style of the 14th century. The main building, the 




church, IS one hunurtu .iiiu 5i.\ty icct mng. It was built 
largely in the 12th and 13th centuries but completed only 
in the 15th century, so that its magnificent vaults show 
the intricate pattern of the late flamboyant Gothic. Its- 
belfry dates from the period of its main construction, over- 
looking its impressive outside portal which was added' 
around 1500. The portal is in early Renaissance style- 
so ornate that it is generally supposed to have been super 
imposed centuries later on the unadorned original wall.. 

The Monk's Dormitor>', with great arches supporting a 
flat ceiling was built in the 12th century. Also from the 
12th century dates the beautiful refectory \^nth its colossal 
walls seven feet thick and heav>', arched vaults, all solidly- 
built in enormous stone blocks. 

A contrast to the stern beauty of the mediaeval refec- 
tory — is the chapter house, with its finely moulded win- 
dows and doors and ribbed walls of the interior, represen- 
tative of the early Gothic style of the 1 5th century. 

Buildings of minor size, but important to complete the- 
unity, and very attractive in their architectural details, are 
the kitchen, connected with the refector>', and the Gothic 
sacristy, connected with the church. 

The site of the Monastery was aKiut one hundred miles 
from Madrid, and about thirty from Guadalajara. In the 
mountains of Castile, it had remained long forgotten and' 
when it was "rediscovered" in 1930 it was doing duty as 
a barn, filled with implements and hay. No repairs had 
been made on it for more than one hundred years. The 
late Arthur Byne, eminent American scholar and Spanish 
art authority who "rediscovered" the monaster>% charac- 
terized its workmanship as the t Continued on tvige 24' 



CLUB MAGAZINE — SEPTEMBER. 19',1 



HEIRS OF 

SAINT FRANCIS 

. . .WE SERVE ! 

by Carol Green Wilson 



;^ In a city named for the Saint of Kindness, in a club 
founded on the ideal of service, we pause to consider 
■our neighbors. 

As thoughtful citizens, we are ever conscious of the era 
lof emergency which has engulfed us, our nation, our 
world. Do we at the same time relate preparedness to meet 
its demands with the day by day work of the 82 agencies 
•u'hich make up San Francisco's Community Chest? 

On October 13, the annual Chest campaign will begin. 
In that coming month, many of our members will be ring- 
ing doorbells, tabulating reports and participating one way 
or another in the effort to provide funds for the 1942 work 
lof these 82 agencies. Before we begin, it may be enlighten- 
ing to review briefly the various means by which this year- 
round preventive work and constructive community build- 
ing is achieved. 

Only that nation is strong whose individuals are fit; it 
is, therefore, a primary responsibility of every citizen to 
support the social welfare agencies which are working 
towards this end. In the August issue of Fortune, Russell 
Davenport writes: "They who have no faith in human 
nature will take Hitler's way — they who have such faith 
will choose the American way. Through the application of 
the principles of the rights of man, they will build upon 
their faith a new world." And Robert Cutler, President of 
the Community Chests and Councils, Inc., reminds every 
community in the United States: "You are about to exer- 
cise what Raymond Massey has called 'one of the great 
rights of free men and women living in a democracy — the 
right to care for your own people in your own free way.' " 

In our own City of Saint Francis, there are manifold 
expressions of this community responsibility. Let me take 
you first out to the Babies Aid on Thirtieth Avenue be- 
tween Balboa and Cabrillo. Here you, through your Com- 
Tiiunity Chest, provide the best of care for homeless babies 



from the day of their birth until they are three months 
old. Out on the porch are rows of little white cribs, hung 
with blue drapes, in which 1 5 wee mites, some black, some 
brown, some with blue English eyes, are basking in this 
autumn sunshine. When they are ready to leave the profes- 
sional hands which tend them in their vital first three 
months, they will either be adopted or placed in foster 
homes. 

On Oak Street in the Baby Hygiene Committee rooms 
of the Children's Health Center, another Community 
Chest agency, the same scientific health care is carried on 
through the runabout age. Community dividends on this 
investment in infant care have been pouring in of late. 
Go on over to the Children's Agency at 1010 Gough 
Street. There Miss Catharine Moriarty will tell you 
proudly of fine young men who have been crowding her 
office in these days of national emergency, seeking birth 
records and other data required by the selective service 
board. Miss Moriarty has found that almost 100% of her 
grown-up wards have passed the strict army physical test 
without defect. 

Numerous other Chest agencies care for children well 
or sick. It is hard to choose where to go next. Possibly out 
to Nineteenth Boulevard to call on Miss Margaret Car- 
rithers at the Infant Shelter. Her charges are a floating 
population, little ones left in this garden-surrounded nur- 
sery during temporary home emergencies — 16,516 days 
care a year is provided here. 

Most of these children we have seen so far are not 
physically handicapped. The work with them is preven- 
tive. But at the Children's Hospital on California Street 
the Chest helps to maintain the Little Jim Ward for 
youngsters who have met early disaster. What an encour- 
aging sight it is to watch little victims of poliomyelitis 
relearning the use of withered limbs in the underwater 
gymnasium! 

We might drive down the peninsula to the old home of 
Senator and Mrs. Stanford and find there boys and girls 
convalescing from medical or serious surgical conditions, 
some of them able to run about, others in bed in the 
sunny wards watching Wolo's fantastic animals cavorting 
upon the walls. 

In the other direction, across the Golden Gate Bridge, 
in Marin County, we would find the Bothin Convalescent 
Home, including Hill Farm for children and Stone House 
for women. The work of these homes is supervised by the 
Pediatric Department of the University of California Hos- 
pital and in the homelike charm and beauty of this place 
those recovering from illnesses or weary struggles which 
have resulted in low physical conditions find rest, care, 
rich nourishing food and the daily kind of routine that 
sends them back to their normal lives stronger and happier. 

In our summer travels in various parts of the state, we 
may have come across some of the children from the San 
Francisco agencies in various camps, including Boy Scouts 
Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, San Francisco Boys Club, 



SEPTEMBER, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 




the Girl Reserves. In addition to the children regularly 
sent by Chest agencies, this summer the San Francisco 
News and the Junior Chamber of Commerce made it pos- 
sible for about 275 more children from the various agencies 
to go to summer camp. 

Orphanages today are in no sense the impersonal insti' 
tutions of bygone days. They are human, warm and home- 
like residences. If we linger long enough in Marin County 
to visit Sunny Hills, the San Francisco Presbyterian 
Orphanage and Farm at San Anselmo, we will find there 
a home, a farm and boarding school all wrapped in one. 
And there are special living quarters for children of differ- 
ent ages. There are cows and chickens and hogs for the 
boys to tend. There is a swimming pool, living rooms and 
club rooms — everything to make life happy and natural. 

Back in San Francisco, Homewood Terrace, the home 
for dependent Jewish children, an effective cottage system 
is in operation. Children from 4 to 18 years of age live in 
small groups so that each child comes to know intimately 
others, as if in one family. 

This ideal of preserving home life for the dependent or 
maladjusted child has been fundamental in San Francisco's 
welfare system since the pioneer days when Miss Katherine 
Felton, beloved head of our Associated Charities in San 
Francisco for so many years, made it the pattern for all her 
work. Today's foster home progam of the Chest in large 
measure may be traced to her efforts. 

Another type of care deserving appreciation is that 
carried on within the sheltering walls of the Convent of 
the Go(x] Shepherd. Here the good Sisters befriend and 
guide hundreds of maladjusted adolescent girls. They are 
given V(Kational training which will enable them to return 
to the world, as normal, capable individuals. 

Our Community Chest also assists a large number of 
young business girls who must find in our city a subsiituc? 



for home life. Emanu-El Residence Club on Page Street, 
provides a happy home for Jewish girls with small incomes 
alone in San Francisco. The Young Women's Christian' 
Association offers temporary housing for transient girls at 
the Sutter Street headquarters, where the seven-story- 
building is ahve night and day with leisure time activities, 
health and vocational guidance programs designed for a: 
wide variety of ages and needs. 

Of course, you are interested in boys. Then visit the San 
Francisco Boys' Club, directed for years by John C. Neu- 
bauer, out in the Mission, or its branches in the Ocean- 
Avenue and Haight-Ashbury districts. This club grew out 
of a decision reached by a group of worried business men 
in the Mission 50 years ago to sign a truce with the tough 
guys, who had amused themselves breaking gas lamps on 
corners, jerking the doors off the horse cars and throwing 
stones at law-abiding citinens. Best tribute to the success of 
the organization is the remark of the captain of a club base- 
hall team : "Gee, I didn't know a fellow could have so much- 
fun without being arrested." 

Up on Potrero Hill in the Neighborhood House, a plate- 
glass window frames a vi-vid picture of the south end of San- 
Francisco Bay. In this cheerful room, we would be sure to 
find club meeting or entertainment programs for both boys 
and girls, men and women, to whom San Francisco would 
be a "foreign" city without the friendly ministrations of 
Miss Amelia M. Anderson. Most of her friends are Rus- 
sians, some Spanish and Mexican. Here mothers may bring 
their babies to the clinic or leave them at the appropriately 
equipped day nursery branch of the Golden Gate Kinder- 
garten Association. Language and citizenship courses, with- 
craft and toy-making classes, are conducted throughout the 
year. 

There is another great segment of society which we must 
not forget. Thousands of men, wom.en and children who 
are sick and do not have the money for medical attention 
These are the people who receive free and part-pay care 
in the clinics of eleven of our hospitals. 

Drive by the worn steps leading into Stanford Clinic at 
the Corner of Sacramento and Webster Streets, up the 
steep hill topped by the University of California Hospital, 
or past a small stucco building in the midst of Chinatown, 
and your heart will be warmed by the realization that 
Chest funds provide medicine and equipment to supplement 
the free medical service rendered by the ablest of our city's 
physicians and surgeons to the sallow and crippled indi- 
viduals you watch go in these doors. 

Or perhaps you are interested in the rehabilitation of the 
permanently handicapped and, if S(,', stop by and watch 
classes in lip-reading at the San Francisco Society for the 
Hard of Hearing: or follow the big truck to which you give 
your Gexxlwill Bag down to Howard Street and see the 
hundreds of handicapped men and women finding them- 
selves, learning a trade and earning their living. 

This has been a random visit to a few agencies typical of 
the many others doing equally effective work. They are all 
but an extension of your hand I Continued on page 28 



CLUB MAGAZINE — SEPTEMBER, 1941 




POETRY PAGE 



JUNIPERO SERRA 

-Along the King's Highway we see you pass, 
Grey robed, with dusty sandals on your feet; 
But Castile's roses scent the air for you. 
And mocking birds sing in the heaven's blue. 
And all the weary, lonely miles arc sweet 
With high resolves to fill the desert ways. 
With busy peoples happy in His praise. 

And who are we that we should pity you 
Tired of body — we, the sick of stiul? 
Oh, Father Serra, let your mission bell 
Ring in our hearts to tell us all is well! 
Help us to make your California whole! 
Let every lovely, purple mountain peak 
Proclaim your Savior whom your children seek. 

Annette McCarty. 



Edited by Florence Keene 



THE ANGELUS 

(Heard at the Mission Dolores, 1868^ 

Bells of the Past, whose long-forgotten music 

Still fills the wide expanse, 
Tingeing the sober twilight of the Present 

With color of romance! 

I hear your call, and see the sun descending 

On rock and wave and sand. 
As down the coast the Mission voices, blending. 

Girdle the heathen land. 

Within the circle of your incantation 

No blight nor mildew falls; 
Nor fierce unrest, nor lust, nor low ambition 

Passes those airy walls. 

Borne on the swell of your long waves receding, 

I touch the farther Past; 
I see the dying glow of Spanish glory 

The sunset dream and last! 

Before me rise the dome-shaped Mission towers. 

The white Presidio; 
The swart commander in his leathern jerkin, 

The priest in stole of snow. 

Once more I see Portola's cross uplifting 

Above the setting sun; 
And past the headland, northward, slowly drifting. 

The freighted galleon. 

O solemn bells! whose consecrated masses 

Recall the faith of old; 
O tinkling bells! that lulled with twilight music 

The spiritual fold! 

Your voices break and falter in the darkness, — - 

Break, falter, and are still; 
And veiled and mystic, like the Host descending 

The sun sinks from the hill! 

Bret Harte. 



Annette McCarty is a Southern California poet. 

Francis Bret Harte was horn in Albany. T^ew Tor\, August 2?. 1839. He came, u'ith his widowed mother, to California in 
1854, and was by turns a miner, school teacher, express messenger, printer, and journalist. He began to write when wording on 
"The Golden Era" in San Francisco as a compositor. When "Tlie Califomian," edited by Charles H. Webb, u'as started in 1864 as 
a literary newspaper, he was one of a group ^including Marl^ Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard. Webb himself, and Prentice Mul- 
ford) who caused a new interest in California other than mining and agriculture. At the same time he was appointed Secretary of 
the U. S. Branch Mint in San Francisco, holding the office till 1870. His great opportunity came U'hen, m 1868, "The Overland 
Monthly," u'a,'; established by Anton Roman, and he became its first editor. His story. "The Luc\ of Roaring Camfi," u'hich ap- 
peared in the second number, immediately brought him wide fame. In 1871 he u'cnt to >Jeui Yor\, and then to Boston to reside. 
In 1878 he was appointed United States Consul at Crefeld, Germany, and was transferred to Glasgow in 1880, u'here he remained 
until 188 J, thereafter mailing his home in London. He died at Camberley. England, May 6, 1902. 



SEPTEMBER. 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



I HAVE BEEN READING 



Good Neighbors; by Hubert Herrings. 
Yale University Press. $3.00. Reviewed 
by Phileta Fitzgerald. 

lNnl.\N ACENTS OF THE OlD FRONTIER: 
by Flora Warren Seymour. D. Appleton 
Century Company. $3.50. Reviewed by 
Stella Huntington. 

^ In a year when many books on Latin 
America have appeared. Good Neigh- 
bors stands above most of the others like 
an Andean peak. It is an attempt to inter- 
pret the twenty independent countries 
south of the Rio Grande to the one north 
of it. Since one book could not give a 
comprehensive account of all of these na- 
tions, most of its pages are devoted to Ar- 
gentina. Brazil and Chile. But whether he 
gives one hundred pages to a country or 
five, Mr. Herring makes each stand apart, 
an individual with its own characteristics. 
Sometimes he does this with a passage of 
sheer poetry: somefmes with a salty ver- 
nacular phrase: always he catches the es- 
sence of the country so that one knows of 
each "what manner of land is this, who 
lives here, what they think, how they are 
ruled, what they eat and how they get it, 
and what role they expect to play in a 
world in which Germany, England, Italy, 
Japan, and the United States juggle des- 
tiny." 

Good Neighbors is the product of Mr. 
Herring's almo.^it twenty years in Latin 
America. He brings to its writing clear 
thinking and an understanding heart singu- 
larly free from sentimentality. Its emphasis 
is in what the future holds for the Amer- 
icas. Mr. Herring gives only enough of 
the history of each country as is essential 
to an understanding of its present prob- 
lems. He describes it only to explain the 
effect its topography and natural resources 
have upon its economic and social life. 
What he does give about each country 
with remarkable detachment and objectivity 
is an account of its economic conditions, 
the state of education and of the press, 
social conditions, the forces toward or 
away from democracy in its government, 
the strength or weakne.ss of the propaganda 
agencies within its borders, its foreign 
policy. 

The book closes with an able discussion 
of the Good Neighbor Policy and its pos- 
sible future, a future which "is locked in 



the pages of a history which flows too 
swiftly for the comfort of mortal man." 

^k There seems to have been no previous 
book on the Indian Agents of the 
United States and yet it is a most interest- 
ing subject, and Mrs. Seymour is well pre- 
pared to write on it. She was born in 
Cleveland, but spent her childhood in 
Washington. D. C. She was six years in 
the United States Indian Service and later 
was appointed by the President as the first 
woman member of the Board of Indian 
Commissioners, a body "eminent for intel- 
ligence and philanthropy," who visited In- 
dian schools and resen.'ations and advised 
the President about their management. A 
lifelong student of Indians and Western 
history she has visited Indian reservations 
in all parts of the United States, Canada 
and Mexico. 

To one who knows little of the Indian 
except from "general reading," the book 
is a revelation of the whole Indian prob- 
lem. As an old Indian interpreter said, "I 
think there are three kinds of people, the 
good, the bad, and those in between, like 
you and me." 

There were many Indian Agents, includ- 
ing Kit Carson, "one of the most famous 
frontiersman of all time," but the chapter 
on General R. H. Pratt and his work at the 
Carlisle Indian School is especially inter- 
esting. General Pratt was, "the man with a 
slogan," and that slogan was, "To Civilize 
the Indian, put him in the midst of civiliza- 
tion. To keep him civilized, keep him 
there." His great desire was to get the 
Indian "out of the curio class." 

The book is a study of the whole In- 
dian problem as well as the Indian Agents. 
Mrs. Seymour is a lawyer as well as an 
expert on Indian affairs and you feel while 
reading the book that not only is the book 
sane and fair but that she knows whereof 
she speaks. 

The Indian agent of today seems well 
summed up in the closing paragraph of the 
book: "I was the enemy of most Indian 
agents in my youth," wrote General Scott 
in 1928, "but now they are of an entirely 
different class of men, among whom I am 
proud to have many friends." Probably 
they will always continue to be good men 
and bad men and "those in between, like 
you and me." 

An excellent index. 




Some New Books 
In the Library 

NON-FICTION 

Berlin Di.^ry: William L. Shirer. 

I Like Brazil; Jack Harding. 

You Can't Do Business With Hitler; 
Douglas Miller. 

Chile, Land of Progress: Earl P. Han- 
son. 

The House I Knew; Elisabeth Neilson. 

Mission to the North; Florence Jaffray 
Harriman. 

The Road of a Naturalist; Donald Cul- 
ross Peattie. 

Colombia, Gateway to South America; 
Kathleen RomoU. 

Sir Richard Burton's Wife; Jean Bur- 
ton. 

Of Men and Women; Pearl Buck. 

Good Neighbors: Hubert Herring. 

Desert Country; Edwin Corle. 

My Scottish Husband: Lady Neish. 

Many Me.xicos; Lesley Byrd Simpson. 

America; David Cushman Coyle. 

Trousers Will Be Worn; C. V. R. 
Thompson. 

FICTION 

The Land of Spices: Kate O'Brien. 
Christopher Strange, Ruth Eleanor Mc- 

Kee. 
The Keys of the Kingdom: A. J. Cronin. 
.■\bove Suspicion: Helen Maclnnes. 
You Go Your Way: Katharine Brush. 
QuiNClE BoLLlVER: Mary King. 
Home is Here; Sidney Meller. 
A Toast to To.morrow; Manning Coles. 
Drink to Yesterday: Manning Coles. 
Darkness at Noon: Arthur Kocstler. 
Death and Ta.xes; David Dodge. 
Good Night, Sheriff: Harrison R, 

Steeves. 
N or M; Agatha Christie. 
The Shy Plutocrat; E. Phillips Oppen- 

heim. 
Twin Sombreros; Zane Grey. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — SEPTEMBER, 1941 



21 



Dear Fellow Members: 

Reprinted from Member's Magazine of the 
yiationa] League of Women Voters. 

^ Many of us heard Mrs. Wright's radio 
speech on the Battle of Production 
last July n. One passage that you may 
have been impressed with, as I was, told 
us that: 

"Whenever we talk, we influence people. 
The organizers in political parties figure 
that for every one friend gained for the 
party, five votes will follow. Every indi- 
vidual is good for at least five members of 
his family, friends or neighbors who listen 
to him talk and can be persuaded to his 
point of view. If each of us thought of 
ourselves as a poHtical entity of impor- 
tance, with five votes in our pockets, then 
we would be starting a chain which makes 
continuous public opinion." 

"Public opinion," Lincoln once said, "is 
everything. With it anything can succeed. 
Without it nothing can succeed." That 
means the foreign policy America has 
adopted cannot succeed unless the Ameri- 
can people understand it, approve it, sup- 
port it. League members have embarked 
upon an effort to help people understand 
the program of production for defense at 
home and abroad. 



Not every good American understands 
what that program involves nor what it 
means. Many have not yet realized the 
terrible necessity that drove Americans to 
undertake it. There has been everywhere 
a lag in realization of the predicament to- 
ward which the world was hastening. If 
people had understood sooner, what has 
come to pass might have been averted. 

We are familiar with the old couplet: 
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the 
saddest are these 'it might have been!" " 
How poignant those sad words became 
when too late people realized that it was 
not for lack of warnings that fate over- 
took them but because they would not 
listen. There have been everywhere voices 
crying in the wilderness; Winston Church- 
ill warned the French novehst, Andre 
Maurois — do not write any more novels, 
nor any more biographies, write one thing 
always with the same idea, one thing every 
day and let that one thing be: the French 
air force, once the greatest, is slipping 
back to fourth or fifth while Germany's 
becomes the best in the world. This was 
six years ago, three years before Munich, 
five years before Dunkirk. Then seven 
years ago, six years before Sedan and the 
tragedy of the Ardennes, another voice 




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de Gaulles wrote a book to tell the army 
that tomorrow's war would be a war on 
caterpillar treads and that no Maginot 
line could defend France. That book did 
not sell. It said things French officers did 
not want to hear. 

I recall these incidents to illustrate what 
havoc a lag in public understanding may 
work. It is for you and me to discover 
what lags exist among people in this coun- 
try and to consider how we can help take 
up those lags. 

Do you find people who do not yet 
realize how swiftly and imperceptibly the 
United States has been robbed of its com- 
parative isolation by inventions that destroy 
the natural bulwarks we once enjoyed? 
Have you met people who never under- 
stood the dependence of our country upon 
the British fleet? Have you acquaintances 
who do not realize that when this program 
of defense called the Lease-Lend Act 
passed Congress it became the nation's 
foreign policy by will of the people, even 
as war would be: who do not reaHze that 
people need sometimes to abate conflicts of 
opinion on foreign affairs lest they result 
in danger to the nation? Do you meet 
with people who forget that when dangers 
exist they must be faced with courage; 
that it is not by dodging dangers that we 
overcome them? Do you hear it said that 
Americans could still live happily were the 
rest of the world to be dominated by 
totalitarians? 

Are there people who tell you that the 
program of production for use here and 
abroad was meant only as an easy step 
into war. not as a plan that if it succeeded 
was better than war? Do you find skep- 
ticism that so novel, so stupendous, so 
dangerous a plan can succeed: doubt that 
anything but war itself can arouse the 
spirit of national unity and the will to 
sacrifice without which such a plan must 
fail? 

If you have met with all these obstacles, 
as I have, I hope you are as grateful as I 
am that so many of us are united to help 
overcome them. I do believe that thus you 
and I may help take up that lag in under- 
standing that elsewhere has brought the 
world to the brink of destruction. 
Very sincerely yours. 

Marguerite M. Welles 
President. 

SEPTEMBER. 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



Coming Events at the 
Legion of Honor 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS 

Watercolors by Winslou/ Homer. 

(From the collection of Mrs. Charles R. 

Henschel. New York). Through Sep- 
tember I 3th. 

Photographs of Bali, by Philip Hanson 
Hiss. Opening September 10th. 

Paintings, by Bessie Lasky. Opening 
September 10th. 

"American Humor in Art." (100 orig- 
inal cartoons lent by Esquire). Through 
September 21st. 

Oils. Watercolors and Drawings, by 
Daniel Rhodes, Opening September 22nd. 

POPULAR LECTURE 

"The Theme of Music in the Realm of 
Painting." Dr. Stephen S. Kayser, Fellow 
Associate, Unis'ersity of California, Sun- 
day. September 21st, at 4:00 P. M. 

LITTLE THEATRE 
MOTION PICTURES 

Program announcement: On each Satur- 
day at 2:30 P. M., from October 4th 
through December 6th, the Museum will 
show a series of film selected for their ar- 
tistic and historical importance. Part of this 
series has been chosen from the Museum 
of Modern Art Film Library, the foremost 
library of this kind in America. 
ART COURSES 

"Propaganda and Patronage in the Arts: 
Discussion on Patrons, Past and Present 
and Their Policies." Dr. J. S. MacAgy. Be- 
ginning September 10th and continuing on 
alternate Wednesdays at 11:00 A. M. 

"Italian Painting of the 15th Century: 
A Survey of the Leading Masters and 
Trends of the Italian Schools." Dr. Robert 
Ncuhaus. Beginning September 3rd and 
continuing on alternate Wednesdays at 
11:00 A. M. 
CHILDREN'S ART HOUR 

Creative work in drawing and painting 
for an appreciation of the arts for children 
between the ages of 6-12. Instructor, Dr. 
]. S. MacAgy. Every Saturday morning, 
10:30 to 12:00, beginning September 6th. 

GALLERY TOURS 

School, club or social groups may ar- 
range for privately conducted tours of the 
Museum's collections by communicating 
with the Education Department, BAyview 
4611. 
ORGAN RECITALS 

Uda Waldrop, organist. Each Saturday 
and Sunday, at 3:00 P. M. 
RADIO PROGRAMS 

Art Review, by Thomas Carr Howe. Jr. 
Station KGO. Thursday, September 11th, 
at 1:20 P. M. 

Art Broadcast, by Dr. Robert Neuhaus. 
Station KJBS. Time to be announced. 



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finest example of Gothic vaulting he had 
seen anywhere in the world. 

Plans for the rebuilding of the monas- 
tery are in the capable hands of Miss Julia 
Morgan, noted San Francisco architect 
who had much to do with the transfer of 
the structure from Spain to this country. 
M-'ss Morgan points to the monastery's so- 
lidity and grace and the strict attention to 
form, as laid down by the founder of the 
Benedictine order. It is from these charac- 
teristics, rather than ornamentation, that 
the monastery derives its impressiveness. 
Many of the units have been untouched 
by the centuries while others show the 
marks and scars of time and the wars 
which swept the Tagus region. Work akin 
to archeological excavation consumed 
months prior to the actual taking down of 
the massive stones, the marking and remov- 
ing of which took eight months. It was 
necessary to build a road from picturesque 
Trillo, the nearest town, before the dis- 
mantling could be done. 

Specially built scaffolding was used to 
take down the stones, each of which when 
numbered was boxed or wrapped in mat- 
ting and identified on charts showing exact 
original places. By muleback, over narrow 
gauge railroads, on ferries, and by truck 
they were taken to Valencia where they 
were placed aboard ships to start their 
journey to San Francisco, their ultimate 
destination. Eleven shiploads were neces- 
sary to complete the transfer. Walter Steil- 
berg, San Francisco architect then asso- 
ciated with M'ss Julia Morgan, was sent 
to Spain in 1931 to supervise the disman- 
tling of the monastery, the numbering of 
every stone and the safe transportation 
here. 

In these days when world events tran- 
spire so quickly, and the face of nations 
changes overnight it seems, the antiquity 
of the Monastery of Santa Maria del Ovila 
strikes a reassuring note, once one is able 
to grasp it. The chapel and cloister were 
built about the time when Columbus was 
sailing westward from Lisbon to discover 
a new world. 

When the men of Portola's expedition 
in 1769 first set eyes on the sandy stretches 
which are today Golden Gate Park, the 
monastery was already four centuries old. 

Construction of the monastery proper 
(except for the bodega, or wine cellar, the 
one building not brought to San Francisco) 
was started in 1185. Richard Coeur dc 
Lion yet to start on the Third Crusade. 

Once the Monastery is reassembled, it 



will become one of San Francisco's munic- 
ipal museums in Golden Gate Park, under 
the management and direction of the de 
Young Museum Board of Trustees and 
Director. Its rebuilding will be a three- 
year project, but, as in its original setting, 
it will be done unit by unit. Once com- 
pleted the Monastery will serve not only as 
an exhibit and art shrine in itself, but it 
will house valuable gifts — mediaeval mu- 
seum pieces exemplifying the work of the 
masters of the period. A matchless pair of 
stained glass windows, also the gift of Mr. 
Hearst, priceless tapestries, Spanish paint- 
ings, are already in prospect. 

The significance of the erection of the 
Monastery of Santa Maria del Ovila in 
San Francisco is hard to overestimate. It 
will be a monument of singular importance 
not only to California but to the entire 
western hemisphere. Its great architectural 
beauty, offering a cross-section through the 
styles of five centuries, would be of im- 
mense educational value for students of 
art, architecture and history. 

It will be an inspiration to and pride of 
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SEPTEMBER. 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 




"Over the Rolling Sea' bv Fra7ii^ V'lnmg Smitli 

World Famous Marine Painter Exhibits in San Francisco 



& The days when the seas were free 
and the wind and spray pushed along 
our scudding clipper ships are all on the 
canvasses of Frank Vining Smith, to be 
shown at Gumps Galleries. 250 Post St., 
September 2, to the end of the month. 

Frank Vining Smith isn't a painter of 
any "school." except the breed of men 
that love the sea, that have lived by the 
sea, that think music is the wind's howl 
and the waves thunder, and the color is the 
changing surface of the ocean as clouds 
course over it. 

Probably more than any other painter, 
he has caught the tang of the sea. its 
changing shades and moods, its movement, 
and the excitement of a clipper with all 
sails set. plowing her way along. As a 
young man, Smith watched the sails grow 
and fade as they came in and out off 
Sandy Hook. They got into his blood, and 
all the whle h; was working as a news- 
paper artist on the Boston Journal, he re- 
membered the ships he loved so much. 
When he found his chance to cut loose 
from his job, he went back to the sea. 
traveled the Atlantic, did Bermuda in a 
small boat, took the wheel on a Gloucester 
fishing smack, covered the West Indies 
and most of the Caribbean. Then he put it 



r.ll on canvas, and it's coming to Gump's 
in his famous paintings. 

There are twenty-one canvasses in the 
o.hibit. mostly clipper ships. One painting, 
"The Wind's Song." shows the famous 
o!d "Andrew Jackson." which came around 
the horn from New York in 89 days and 
4 hours, to beat the record time of the 
famous "Flying Cloud." Another, "Run- 
ning Down the Easting," shows the "Sov- 
ereign of the Seas," as she looked when 
she set the sailing record from Liverpool to 
New York; 13 days and 23 hours. Then 
there's "Over the Sunlit Sea. " showing the 
"Young America," built by famous Wil- 
liam H. Webb. 

Smith isn't a "school" painter because 
the romance and excitement of ships and 
the sea are literal qualities to Smith just 
as they are to any sailing ship man. They 
are qualities of the sounds and smells and 
colors of the salt waves and the canvas 
spread craft that swim over them. Frank 
Vining Smith's ships are accurate in de- 
tail and his colors are the colors of the 
sea. Perhaps that's why the canvasses he 
is showing at Gump's in September are 
acknowledged to be .some of the best sea 
paintings of modern times. 



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The Battle of the Home Front 

^ In the Battle of the Home Front, the 
women of Britain have a vital part to 
play, and they are playing it with out- 
standing courage and devotion. To aid 
them in that task and to offer them all 
the cooperation and advice they may need 
is an essential part of the Ministry of 
Food. 

The Ministry is responsible for the 
supply and distribution of raw materials — 
no easy task when shipping space is pre- 
cious and longer distances have to be tra- 
versed than before the war. Obviously, in 
these circumstances, only the foodstuffs 
essential to health and well-being can be 
imported; certain things to which the 
people had grown accustomed have to be 
done without. Diet must become simpler, 
and the heavy task of varying daily meals 
from the smaller variety of alternatives 
falls on the individual housewife. 

It is, therefore, the Ministry's aim to 
teach the housewife how this simpler diet 
can be made tastier and to show how well- 
balanced it may still be. 

One of the chief efforts in this direction 
was the setting up of regional Food Ad- 
vice Centers, described in an earlier issue 
of Bulletins (No. 42, page 4). During the 
past few weeks, 12 of these alone have 
answered over 8,000 enquiries. Particularly 
important is the fact that the Centers, in 
personal contact with the housewives of 
their areas, help to solve local problems 
in a manner that central control could 
never achieve. 

Another step has been the Kitchen 
Front series of daily talks on the B.B.C. 
— after the News Bulletins the most popu- 
lar item of last winter's whole radio pro- 



gram. These have been supplemented by 
pages in the press devoted to Food Facts, 
which aim to educate the public on food 
values and the ways of obtaining variety 
from simple ingredients. 

Much good work, too, has been done by 
British Restaurants, from which many new 
recipes have been seized and established as 
home favorites. 

To provide still further stimulus to this 
movement, a great meeting was called on 
July 1 5 at London's Royal Institution. At- 
tended by members of more than 70 wo- 
men's organizations of all kinds, its object 
was to spread information likely to be of 
service to the housewives of the country. 

In an introductory speech, Mrs. Winston 
Churchill, the Chairman, expressed her 
conviction that, whatever Britain's past 
record had been, after the war this coun- 
try, inspired by the exertions necessary to 
overcome the difficulties of food rationing, 
would be a nation of cooks. 

Major Lloyd George addressed the dele- 
gates on behalf of Lord Woolton and Dr. 
Edith Summerskill, M. P., spoke of the 
post-war aspect of this Food Education 
campaign and of the lasting effect it is 
likely to have. Within a few months, she 
said, it has accomplished what generations 
of doctors could hardly have achieved, and 
at the same time has established machinery 
which will be of invaluable service when 
peace comes. One example of this is the 
provision of pit-head canteens (Bulletins 
No. 47, page 5) which have so materially 
aided the miners and their wives. 

To win the war and crush the menace 
to world freedom — that is Britain's first 
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Some Chilean Notes 

(Continued jrom page 14) 

peasants in Petersburg and labor takes its 
holiday. I took one too and went to a 
movie. *** Theatres are strange. There are 
three performances daily — 3:00 p. m. 
matinee; 6:30 p. m. Vermouth; 10:00 or 
10:30 noches. In the movies you have an 
orchestral overture (canned), short sub- 
jects, intermission, more canned music and 
then the feature. The better houses, saints 
be praised, never run double bills. 

"The Instituto (Instituto Chileno de la 
Cultura Northamericana) is the organiza- 
tion supported by United States business 
men in Chile for the purpose of proving 
that we are not all barbarians. All of the 
nations have one of one kind or another. 
The American and British organizations 
are the most popular. The German organi- 
zation of Kultur is not subtle enough in its 
propaganda to attract any but the most 
fervent of Chile's home-grown nazis. The 
Italians have been relegated to the list of 
nations conquered by Germany and are 
practically forgotten. 

"We have had a bit of trouble in San- 
tiago recently. The transportation system, 
which is none too good anyway, was 
further disrupted by strikes. First, the bus 
drivers went on strike. This was compli- 
cated by the fact that they were striking 
in violation of the law, to force the own- 
ers to carry out the findings of an arbitra- 
tion committee (whose decision the owners 
were bound by law to accept). The gov- 
ernment solved this by taking over the 
busses and running them with policemen. 
Thus, the owners were quite willing to 
comply with the law to get their com- 
panies back again, and the workers stopped 
their strikes so that they would be sure of 
getting their jobs. The next week, yester- 
day, the street car operators were on strike. 
The problem was solved by the same 
method; except that the government 
granted the companies the right to increase 
fares and then threatened to throw all of 
the officers in jail if they did not settle 
the strike. The methods are somewhat 
crude, but quite effective." 

"Today is a North American holiday 
(May 30) but I didn't observe it. There 
are enough Chilean holidays, not to men- 
tion those of the church, to keep me away 
from my work more than I should be. 

"Yesterday we had two earthquakes — 
one phyiiical and one financial. The phy- 
sical one was short and did no damage; it 
scarcely was long enough to get the win- 
dows (and me) thoroughly rattled. The 
financial quake, however, was a veritable 
"terremoto." (The dollar has gone on the 
toboggan and dropped from 31 to 25 
pesos in one day. This means that there is 
an automatic salary cut of all wages of all 



SEPTEMBER, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



North Americans here. I was caught with 
one check for $25 and one dollar bill. I 
probably can get 29 pesos in the free 
market for the dollar bill, but if the dollar 
does not go up before I have to cash this 
check of yours, I am going to lose 1 ?0 
pesos on it," 

Regarding the flight of professional and 
scientific men from Republican Spain: 

"... many of these men have been 
able to transplant themselves and their 
ideas to Latin America where they are at- 
tempting to re-create some of the culture 
that was destroyed. 

"Chile has been fortunate in receiving 
some of these men. Mexico, through a 
wise policy of fostering their immigration 
has received the greatest number and has 
put them to work in various capacities so 
that they might rais^e the pitifully low 
Mexican educational standards. 

"The United States has been loath to 
receive them. Why, I don't know. We have 
the opportunity, along with Latin America, 
to become heirs to all of the European 
culture of any value that has fled before 
Hitler to carry on the war of ideas from 
other soils, yet we refuse to profit by it. 
Of course, we have received some men, 
such as Einstein, Mann, Salvameni and 
others, but we have neglected so many. If 
v.f are to salvage anything of European 
civilization at the termination of this 
debacle, I believe we should make an ef- 
fort to nuture it in a healthier soil while 
the plague lasts. . . . However, that is only 
my opinion and the opinion of others of 
no importance, and it seems, like the pray- 
ers of the wicked, to avail nothing." 

"I find it a positive joy, rather than 
something to be accepted, to be able to 
take a hot shower with all the water I 
want to every night. Bathing in a tub, to 
my mind, is nothing more than an neces- 
sary chore, but a shower is truly a gift 
from the gods." 

"... The only thing that has any real 
news value is a fact that is so ordinary that 
it might be classed as inevitable. In short. 
Spring is almost here. Spring arrives here 
quite early as it does in California. Its ap- 
proach is heralded in the usual fashion, 
with the daffodils, jonquils, flowering peach 
and almond blossoms all competing with 
one another in their efforts to make a 
smoky city realize that it is not so im- 
portant as the countryside. 



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Pottery, made in California in bright blues, bright 
yellows and bright greens, reasonably priced. 

Glass — Blenco Glass from \^'est Virginia in un- 
usual shapes and colors. Also crystal clear glass. 

Wooden salad serving dishes of bass and maple 
in modern tlesign. Also salad bowls and servers. 

Baskets for gathering flowers in either natural or 
stained wood, artistic in appearance and sturdy 
in construction. 

From China, fish shape bowls for succulent plants 
or cut flowers. . . . Also wooden ducks for the patio, 
beautifully carved and lifelike in appearance. 

Brasses from Bali and Java, old hand wrought 
temple pieces, all are individual pieces in artistic 
shapes and sizes. Decorative hand carved Balinese 
figuresinlightanddark wood. (Banyan and mango.) 

A complete assortment of Christmas cards in boxes. 
Too, Christmas card books are now available. . . . 
Ribbons, tags, seals, and an excellent selection of 
Christmas wrapping papers are now on display. 



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too Clin buy at the League Shop 



CLUB MAGAZINE — SEPTEMBER. 1941 



Entertain 
with case. 
Let the Club 
Catering 
Department 
prepare pur 

tea sandwiches, 
Hors d'oeuvres, 
cakes, cookies 
or whatever 
yon niaj' need. 



T e I e p h one 

Mrs. Ashbrook 



G A r f i e I d 8 4 



DISTI NCTIVE 
PHOTOGRAPHIC 
PORTRAITS • 



Heirs of Saint Francis 
. . . We Serve! 

('Cinitmued jrom page 18J 

and mine in a neighborly grasp. In an im- 
personal way, as far as the donors are con- 
cerned, they distribute our coins as evenly 
as possible, yet with the same compassion 
as the good Saint Francis scattered his 
crumbs to the birds. We live in a compli- 
cated world where it takes training and 
careful planning to extend even our charity 
with some degree of efficiency. Perhaps now 
if we look at it in the light of a personal 
responsibility we may place "first things 
first" in our city. 

For several years the Community Chest 
goal has not been leached. Agencies are 
tapping their capital funds in order to keep 
up their standards. If this year we as a San 
Francisco family can stand by each other to 
the limit of our capacity, our city at least 
can present to the iiat'on a unit fit in so 
far as possible to make a real contribution 
to the emergency call for all-out prepared- 
ness. 

This year we cannot be guilty of irrespon- 
sibility toward those Ipss fortunate or privi- 
leged than ourselves. To quote again from 
Russell Davenport's splendid vision of an 
international union of enlightened world 
citizens presented in Fortune : "The concept 
of irresponsibility is not worthy of a free 
people or of a people who believe in God." 
This year in San Francisco, "United We 
Give To Care For Our Own." This accom- 
plished, we could echo Mr. Davenport in 
our own sphere, "This would be Victory." 

A Reminder 

^ These are times that try men's souls. 
The summer soldier and the sunshine 
patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the 
service of their country; but he that stands 
it now deserves the love and thanks of man 
and woman. The harder the conflict the 
more glorious the triumph. What we ob- 
tain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. It is 
darkness only that gives everything its 
value. — Thomas Paine in "The American 
Crisis." 



Layettes in Britain 

^ One night recently I was called out 
during the night by the Manager of a 
large hotel, with a request to provide cloth- 
ing for children rescued from a torpedoed 
ship. I called at our office and assisted by 
two Station Guides collected Layettes which 
we received from America. 

With some trepidation I walked along 
the spacious corridor of the Hotel, visual- 
izing hysterical and probably wounded 
women, but was relieved to have it other- 
wise. On entering the first room I found 
two weary and rather grubby mothers 
garbed in sailors' trousers and jumpers 
(given them by kindly sailors on the 
Destroyer which rescued them), bathing 
their babies in the wash basin. Their tired 
faces lit up at the sight of the beautiful 
layettes complete down to the last safety 
pin. and very soon the poor little things 
were comfortably clad and fast asleep. In 
each room it was the same. 

The mothers were so genuinely grateful 
that I felt I must share their warm feehng 
of having helped, with the donors of the 
layettes and explained that th;y were really 
indebted to America for having sent them. 
They informed me enthusiastically that it 
was the second time they had cause to 
bless America, as it was an American plane 
which had sighted them in the lifeboats 
and sent the British Destroyer to the rescue. 

I walked home after midnight under a 
star-studded sky, where a perfect new 
moon hung, and I felt it was symbolic of 
the little new lives which had been spared 
to help build what we hope will be a 
brave new world. 

A. R. Stevenson, 
Sec. Glasgow, W.V.S. 

Posture Defects 

^ Seventy-five per cent of all high school 
graduates have posture defects which 
hamper normal breathing and place an un- 
necessary strain on the heart, according to 
doctors of the Community Chest's Baby 
Hyg cne Committee. 

As one phase of its work the Chest 
agency teaches correct posture to increase 
their infants' chances for good health 
through life. 




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Marine Exhibit 

^Continued jrom page 16) 

portation, mining, agriculture, and many 
additional types of industrial and scientific 
exhibits. 

The museum recently launched a drive 
for membership of the following types, 
ranging from $5 to $1,000: Donors, Fel- 
lows, Voting Life Members, Non-Voting 
Life Members, Non-Voting Foundation 
Members, Corporate or Company Mem- 
bers, Contributing Members and Sustaining 
Members. Membership and voluntary con- 
tributions will sustain all operating costs. 
The building is provided by the city of San 
Francisco. 

The museum is open daily, except Mon- 
days, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. There is 
no admission charge. 

An office is maintained in the Merchants 
Exchange Building. 465 California Street, 
telephone YUkon 1301, with W. E. Bond 
as managing director. 

Mrs. Alma Spreckels Awl is chairman 
of the new museum, with Walter J. Walsh 
as president, William A. Baxter, as secre- 
tary-treasurer, and Edward S. Clark as di- 
rector. The trustees include H. D. Collier. 
Frank J. Edoff, J. D. Grant, Edward H. 
Heller, Al C. Joy, Jerome Landfield, Roger 
D. Lapham. F. M. McAuliffe, Felix S. Mc- 
Ginnis, Campbell McGregor, Joseph A. 
Moore, Jr., John N. Rosekrans, William 
P. Roth and Frank Rice Short. 



Modern Technique 

^ San Francisco now possesses the most 
modern chiropody office in California. 
The opening of Dr. Ryberg's new office 
at 209 Post Street marks another milestone 
in Chiropodial advancement. Since 1912. 
when Dr. Harry Ryberg, Sr., began prac- 
ticing, each year has seen improvement 
both in office design and operative tech- 
nique. Now, by unstinting use of tile and 
stainless steel, the modern Chiropody office 
presents an appearance comparable to hos- 
pital surgery. 

Sterilization by Autoclave gives full hos- 
pital confidence. Injection therapy reduces 
the microscopic vessels under such lesions 
as: corns, callus, papillomae, etc., and they 
abort of their own accord. 

From the fluorescent lighting of the low- 
ered ceilings to the linoleum joined to the 
immaculate tile walls by stainless steel 
mouldings, this three operating room office 
presents the acme of offices frequented by 
the intclligentia with regards to their pedic 
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THE 



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our last Advertisers' Show — 
the unusual selection of im- 
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Paderewski 
Testimonial Fund 

^ Aid to heroic Poles in Scotland is an 
imperative British relief project. The 
immediate need: Equipment for the Pader- 
ewski Hospital. The cost; $50,000. Polish 
forces in Scotland number over 46,000 
men (9,800 of whom are in the air force). 

Fighting side by side with the R.A.F., 
the Polish Squadrons have won for them- 
selves the unbounded admiration of all civ- 
ilized nations. The Kosciuszko Squadron 
alone in its participation in the defense of 
London and other British cities, has hun- 
dreds of victories to its credit. 

Of Polish sailors, the First Lord of the 
Admiralty Albert V. Alexander said, on 
May 3, 1941: "Britain is proud to join 
forces with the gallant Polish Navy, whose 
exploits are an inspiration to all engaged 
in the Battle for Freedom." 

The Edinburgh School of Medicine has 
temporarily loaned space, beds and equip- 
ment. But separate installation is an urgent 
necessity. Lt. Col. Prof. Jurasz, world fa- 
mous Polish surgeon, is in charge, with a 
staff of Polish medical authorities now in 
Scotland. 

The Paderewski Hospital serves: 

1. Polish women, children, and men 
(civilians). 

2. As need arises, Polish troops. 

3. In emergency, the British public. 

To equip and organize it to relieve the 
strain on overcrowded British hospital con- 
ditions, requires $?0,000. 

Already $25,000 of the money raised as 
a tribute to Ignace Jan Paderewski on the 
Golden Anniversary of his American debut 
(1891-1941) sent to Edinburgh on sug- 
gestion by the Paderewski Testimonial 
Fund, Inc. for this important project. 

Your gift will help carry forward what 
he and this committee began together. 

Telegram received from Mr. Paderewski: 
Special Immediate Appeal for Polish Hos- 
pital in Edinburgh Now Most Urgent — 
Paderewski. 

Make all donations payable to Paderew- 
ski Testimonial Fund, Inc., 465 Post Street. 
San Francisco. 



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CLUB NOTES 



Thursday 
Evening Program 

^ On October 2nd. Mrs. Esrela Romu- 
aldez Sulit. will lecture on "The Wo- 
men of the Philippines." Mrs. SuHt is a 
member of the Philippine Bar and is at 
present associate editor of The Philippine 
Interpreter. Mrs. Sulit is former Dean of 
the College of Education, Ccntro Escolar 
University which is the Women's Univer- 
sity in the Philippines and is a Social 
Worker for the Filipino Group at the In- 
ternational Institute. We look forward with 
interest to her lecture on The Women of 
the Philippines. 

UNIFORMS 
^ Will former volunteers who have left 
their uniforms at the Club please claim 
them? After three months, all unclaimed 
uniforms will be put with the Club uni- 
forms that are rented. 



Consumers Interest 

1^ With the problem of production in 
all lines daily increased, our members 
will be interested to know that the Na- 
tional League for Woman's Service was 
represented by its President at a recent 
meeting of heads of organizations called 
to consider consumer problems. Careful 
thought by our members is asked for on 
the following five points that were pre- 
sented at that meeting : ( I ) Supplies avail- 
able to consumers; (2) the cost of com- 
modities, (3) the quahty of goods on local 
markets, (4) necessary shortages, and (5) 
necessary substitutes or alternatives. The 
local application of these facts and figures 
will be interpreted by the experts in the 
field to the consumer council members who 
will in turn explain them to the members 
of the organizations they represent. 



And So To Us 

^ The following paragraph from the re- 
cent General Director's letter to the 
membership of the American Association 
of University Women has a call to mem- 
bers of the National League for Woman's 
Service as well: 

"The President of the United States has 
called on the people of America 'to play 
their full parts . . . that our democracy will 
triumphantly survive.' 

"We. among the people of the United 
States, are face to face with one of the 
greatest tests in our national history. We 
must do our full share, to the extreme 
limit, toward strengthening our national 
defense. This requires unity of strength. 
. . . Schooled in the fundamental principles 
of democracy, doing volunteer ser\'ice of 
the best, each of you we feel sure will give 
proof that education has not been in vain,, 
nor misplaced in you." 



HEALTH EXAMINATIONS 



|Dk This fall the National League for 
Woman's Ser\-ice is reviving one of 
its services which, for a number of years, 
was helpful to its membership. Under Dr. 
Ethel D. Owen. Health Examinations are 
to be held during the latter part of Oc- 
tober. For a period of not more than two 
weeks. Dr. Owen, assisted by Dr. Alma 
Pennington, Dr. Alice Bepler and Dr. 
Florence Fouch, will conduct the examina- 



tions which may be considered another link 
in the chain of National Defense, since 
physical fitness is one. of the first steps 
toward preparedness. 

The examinations, for which application 
blanks appear elsewhere in this issue of the 
Magazine, do not interfere or conflict in 
any degree with the family physician and 
his relation to his patients. It is intended 
as a check-up on the general condition of 



those members who apply and does not in- 
clude treatment. Recommendations follow- 
ing complete examinations are furnished ta 
those who register for them and these 
recommendations are given then to the 
family doctor as desired. 

A fee of ten dollars covers all tests and 
examinations. 

The examinations will begin the third 
week in October. 



HEALTH EXAMINATION BLANK 

I enclose herewith check for $10.00 to cover the expense of the Health E.xamination beginning 
October 20th, 1941, and continuing two weeks. Further information as to tests, hour of appointment, 
may be sent to the following address: 

T^ame _ 

Address 

Telephone ^'lumber _ 

I prefer an afternoon Q evening [[] appointment. 

• Checks to be made payable to the Women's City Club, San Francisco, and addressed to Executive Secretary's 
Office, Women's City Club, 465 Post Street. 

• Dr. Ethel D. Owen, Chairman. Assisted by Dr. .Mice Bcplcr. Dr .Mma Pennington, and Dr. Florence Fouch. 



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WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

CALENDAR 
OCTOBER 1941 



Swimming Pool Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a. m. to 

12:30 p. m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. 

Friday 3 p. m. to 9 p. m. and Saturday 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Men's Guest Night in Swimming Pool — Tuesday from 5:30 to 

6:30 p. m. and Friday from 5:30 to 9 p. m. 

League Bridge — Every Tuesday, Card Room, 2 and 7 p. m. 



FIRELIGHTING CEREMONY — OCTOBER 6TH 
OCTOBER — 1941 HALLOWEEN BRIDGE PARTY — OCTOBER 3 1ST 

2 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Main Dining Room 12:15 p.m 

French Round Table — Mile, le Bruii de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m, 

Thlirsday Evening Program Lounge 8 p.m, 

Address: "The Women of the PhiHppines," Estela R. Sulit 

3 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11 a.m 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m, 

6 — Firelighting Ceremony ..._ - Lounge 8 p.m, 

7 — Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2 p.m. 

Spanish Class — Senorita del Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

8 — Spanish Rolind Table — Senorita Angel^i Montiel presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

Book Review Dinner Nat'I Def. Room 6 p.m 

Mrs. Thomas A. Stoddard will review: "The Battlers," by Kylie Tennant; 
"The Timeless Land," by Eleanor Dark. 

9 — French Rolind Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding, Main Dining Room 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Cafeteria 8 p.m. 

"An Evening With the American Eagle Club in London" 

Illustrated with color motion film by Mr. Robert H. Hutchinson, 
American President of the Club. 

10 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Oliuier presiding Room 214 11 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m. 

14 — Course in Radio. Public Speaking and Drama — Miss Barbara Harder, Instructor... Board Room 1:30 p.m. 

Preliminary meeting. 10 lessons, $10.00. 

-Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2 p.m. 

Spanish Class — Senonta del Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

16 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Main Dining Room 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Chinese Room 8 p.m. 

Address: "Character Analysis," by Mrs. Lawrence Jennings. 

17 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m. 

20 — Health Examinations — Dr. Ethel Owen. Chairman Time 4 to 6, 7 to 9 p.m. 

To be held each day for two weeks. Fee, $10.00. 

21 — Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2 p.m. 

Spanish Class — Senorita de! Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

22 — Spanish Round Table — Senorita Angela Mo-ntiel presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

23 — French Rolind Table — Mile. Lenuiire presiding Main Dining Room 12:15 p.m. 

French Roiind Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8 p.m. 

Program presented by The San Francisco Boys' Club. 
Arranged by Mr. John Neubauer, Director. 

24 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m, 

28 — Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2 p.m 

Spanish Class — Senorita del Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m, 

30 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10 a.m. - 4 p.m 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Main Dining Room 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m 

Thursday Evening Program - Cafeteria 8 p.m. 

Address: "Romance of Fabrics," by Mrs. Wilham C. Hammer. 

31 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11 a.m, 

Hallowe'en Bridge Party Cafeteria 8 p.m, 

Refreshments and Prizes. Tickets, 52 cents. 



NOVEMBER — 1941 THANKSGIVING PANTRY SALE — NOVEMBER 25th 

4 — Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee. 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 8 p.m 

Spanish Class — Senorita del Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m 

6 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10 a.m. - 4 p.m 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Main Dining Room 12:15 p.m 

French Round Table Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m 

Thursday Evening Program Cafeteria 8 p.m 

Address: "Problems of National Defense," by 
Mr. George H. Cabaniss, Attorney-at-Law. 

7 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11 a.m, 

New Members Tea Lounge 4 to 6 p.m, 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m. 



OCTOBER, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

MAGAZINE 



Publuhcd Monthly 
•I 465 Pod Street 




Telephone 
GArfield 8400 



Entered as eecond-cUaa matter April 14, 1928, at the Poat Office 
at San Francisco, Caliiomia, under the ad of March 3, 1879. 

SAN FRANOSCO 
Willis Hickox, Advertising Manager 



Volume XV 



October, 1941 



Number 9 



CONTENTS 

ARTICLES 

Camouflage in Nature — By Robert Cunmngha.m Miller... 8 

Ideals in Action 10 

Green Grow the Valleys — O! — By Josephine Martin 13 

A Blood Bank 1 4 

DEPARTMENTS 

Calendar 2 

Announcements 3-4 

Editorial 7 

Poetry Page 12 

I Have Been Reading 16 



OFFICERS OF THE WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 
OF SAN FRANCISCO 





MISS KATHARINE DONOHOE 


First Vice-President 


MRS. MARCUS S, KOSHIANn 


Second Vice-President 


MRS. STANLEY POVCELL 


Third Vice-President _ 


—MRS. MACONDRAY LUNDBORG 




_. MRS. LEO V. KORBEL 


Recording Secretary 


MISS BERTHA J DALE 


..NfRS HAZEL PEDLAR FAULKNER 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS 


Mrs. Harry B. Allen 


Mrs. W. B. Hamilton 


Mr.. H. L. Alves 


Mrs. Eugene S. Kilgore 


Mrs. Harold H. Bjornstrom 


Mrs. Leo V. Korbel 


Mrs. George Boyd 


Mrs. M. S. Koshland 


Mrs. William E. Colby 


Miss Mar.on W. Leale 


MiM Lotus Coombs 


Mrs. Macondray Lundborg 


Mis! Bertha L. Dale 


Mrs. Gar6cld Merner 


Mrs. Duncan H. Davis 


Miss Alic:a Mosgrove 


Miss Katharine Donohoe 


Dr. Ethel D. Owen 


Mrs. John O. Dresser 


Miss Harriet T. Parsons 


Mrs. John M. Esblcman 


Miss Esther P. Phillips 


Mrs. Perry Eyre 


Mrs. Elizabeth Gray Potter 


Mrs. Haiel Pedlar Faulkner 


Mrs. Stanley Powell 


Mrs. John A. Fliclc 


Mrs. J. P. Rettenmayer 


Mrs. C. J. Goodell 


Mrs. Paul Shoup 


Mrs. C. R 


Walter 



to- 6e^ufe> Ute> 

PAKTRY SALE 

Become a part of this annual event by attend' 
ing the prehminary meetings to be held on 
Thursdays during the lunch hour in the Cafe' 
teria. Chairmen of the various sections will 
welcome your suggestions. The Pantry Sale is 
made possible through your contribution of 
appropriate pantry products, which will be 
sold at the Pantry Sale. 

Check Carefully the Following Items Which 
You Can Contribute: 

JAMS . . . JELLIES . . . CONSERVES . . . 
APPLES . . . PEARS . . . AVOCADOS . . . 
POMEGRANATES . . . EGGS . . . HONEY 
. . . CHEESE . . . NUTS . . . DRIED FRUITS 
. . . POULTRY . . . PRODUCE . . . CAKES 
. . . COOKIES . . . PIES . . . BISCUITS . . . 
FRUIT CAKES . . . PLUM PUDDINGS 
. . . MINCE MEAT . . . NUTS, CANDY . . . 

OTHER SUGGESTIONS INCLUDE 
BARBECUE ACCESSORIES . . . APRONS 
. . . ENAMELWARE . . . GADGETS . . . 
FLOWERS AND GARDENS . . . ROCK 
GARDENS . . . POTS . . . GARDEN 
STICKS . . . AND ORIGINAL GARDEN 
UTILITY ARTICLES . . . GOURDS . . . 
PINE CONES . . . MADRONE OR PINE 
BRANCHES . . . HUCKLEBERRY . . . 

DECORATIVE GREENS FOR THE 
HOLIDAYS 



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ANNOUNCEMENTS 




^ KNITTING BASKET — Christmas suggestions for 
men : Knit a sweater of Archibalds Shetland from Scot- 
land, natural and colors; socks made out of the unshrinkable 
imported sock yarn are most acceptable and useful gifts. 
The color mixtures are beautiful, of which there is a large 
stock in the shop now. 

^ NEW MEMBERS — There is still time to come in 
under the initiation fee of $5.00 and pro rated dues 
now in effect. We need many more new members to train 
in our rapidly expanding volunteer service. The National 
League is being depended upon to supply trained workers 
both for National Defense and Civilian Defense programs. 
Calls for volunteer help come in more and more frequently 
as emergency measures grow. The National League stands 
ready to supply trained volunteers to fill the need. New 
members coming in now may join any of the volunteer 
service groups. 

^ NEW MEMBERS' TEA — An Informal Tea is to 
be given in honor of our new members on Friday 
afternoon, November 7th, from four to six o'clock. Sponsors 
of members are also invited. Miss Donohoe and the Board 
of Directors will preside. 

^ HEALTH EXAMINATIONS: As the Magazine 
goes to press we find that there are ample registrations 
to guarantee the holding of these examinations for at least 
the first week. The dates are October 20th to 3 1st, inclusive 
(with the exception of Saturday) from four to six o'clock, 
and seven to nine o'clock, and the fee is $10.00. Dr. Ethel 
Owen, Chairman, and her assistants, go to considerable 
trouble to arrange their private schedules so that they can 
give the Club members the benefit of this service. We 
therefor request that members who intend taking the ex- 
amination send their checks in as early as possible after 
October first, so that plans for the second week can be made. 

^ COURSE IN RADIO, PUBLIC SPEAKING, AND 
DRAMA: Miss Barbara Horder, who directed St. 
Joan in the Berkeley Festival, is opening classes in 
Radio, Public Speaking, and Drama. The fee is $ 1 0.00 for 
ten lessons. Those interested are invited to attend the pre- 
liminar>' meeting on Tuesday, October 14, 1 :30 o'clock, at 
which time Miss Horder will explain the course. 



^ HALLOWEEN BRIDGE PARTY — On the very 
evening of Halloween itself, October thirty-first, we 
shall celebrate with a Bridge Party in the Cafeteria. We 
have not had a real large Halloween Party for several years 
and we hope the response by the membership will warrant 
our again making this event an annual one. The Cafeteria 
will be decorated in true Halloween style, under the direc' 
tion of Miss Lillian McCurdy and Mrs. Henry Annis. 
Refreshments will be served, prizes arranged for each table, 
and altogether a very delightful evening is being planned. 
Tickets, fifty-two cents, including tax. 

^ PROGRESSIVE BRIDGE TOURNAMENTS at 
the Club are proving popular. For the recreation hour 
in busy lives we suggest either an afternoon or an evening 
tourney. The tournaments themselves are preceded by a 
short talk on bidding, leads and play based on 1941 Cul- 
bertson and are held in the Board Room each Tuesday 
afternoon at two o'clock and each Friday evening at seven 
o'clock. Merchandise orders on our League Shop are given 
for prizes to each of the winning pair. Fee, twenty-five 
cents. 

^ THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMS — Mrs. 
A. P. Black, Chairman, has planned the following 
schedule for the month of October: October 2, Address — 
"The Women of the Phihppines," by Estela R. Sulit, mem- 
ber of the Philippine Bar. On October 9, an evening with 
the American Eagle Club in London. Illustrated with color 
motion film. Mr. Robert H. Hutchinson, American Presi- 
dent of the Club. This program is presented in conjunction 
with the English Speaking Union. October 16, Address — 
"Character Analysis," by Mrs. Laurence Jennings. Oc- 
tober 23, a program to be presented by the San Francisco 
Boys' Club, arranged by Mr. John Neubauer, Director. 
October 30, Address — "Romance of Fabrics," by Mrs. 
William C. Hammer. The introductory program for Nov- 
ember will be an address — "Problems of National De- 
fense," by Mr. George H. Cabaniss, Attorney-at-Law. 

^ PANTRY SALE — To be held November 25th, 
Tuesday preceding Thanksgiving. We shall need a 
large supply of all of the articles listed on page 3. Please 
check this list and plan to send to the Club some of the 
choice things which your own pantry shelves hold. 



0, FIRELIGHTING — The one function in the year 
when only memhers are invited, and the one evening 
which we feel is closest to the hearts of our members. The 
program will be fitting to 1941, as the League starts its 
Fall term of service. Included will be a musical number and 
a reading by Barbara Horder. Miss Campbell will lead the 
singing, and Mrs. Hamilton will light the fire, after which 
the usual cider and doughnuts will be served. Members are 
cordially invited to attend. 

^ BOOK REVIEW DINNER: Australia, timeless 
land, land of battlers, is the background of two deeply 
moving novels about full-bodied vital people, whose life- 
stories are told powerfully and eloquently by two Aus- 
tralian women novelists. "The Timeless Land." by Eleanor 
Dar\ (Book-of-the-Month-Cluh Selection) and "The Bat- 
tlers," by Kylie Tennant, are important novels about Aus- 
tralia. In these days when the Pacific Ocean daily grows 
"smaller," a dehghtful way to become better acquainted 
with America's geographical neighbors is through the pages 
of authentic historical fiction. Mrs. Thomas A. Stoddard 
will discuss these books at the Book Review Dinner, on the 
second Wednesday evening, October 8, at six o'clock, in 
the National Defenders' Room. 

^ IN THE LEAGUE SHOP— Table favors in patriotic 
colors. Small star-candles for place-card markers; large 
stars and twelve-inch candles for centerpiece arrangements. 
Also, matching red, white, and blue napkins. 

^ RED CROSS : Club members are urged to join the 
Red Cross classes in Home Hygiene and First Aid that 
are being held in the Clubhouse. We remind those who are 
planning to take either Home Hygiene or First Aid to 
register with their own club group. 

^ RED CROSS KNITTING — Again we have -little 
things" to make, which will please the knitters who 
hke to carry their knitting wherever they go. We are asked 
for sets for the two-year olds, a tiny sweater, cap and 
mittens; there are some 1 500 to be made, in the heavy wool, 
so they will go quickly. 



WHAT DO YOU PLAN 

TOBRINGTOTHECLUB 

lor the 

Pa/ftry Sale 



not check the list 
on page three and let us 
know what you can add 
to our pantry shelves for 
the sale. ..Your contnbu- 
tion will be of real value 

to your Club 



DISTINCTIVE 

AND WELL-STYLED 

GIFTS 

IN JEWELRY 

LINENS 

CERAMICS... 

WE INVITE YOU 

TO VISIT OUR SHOP 





Scene of the Fifteenth Annual Fire Lighting 
October 6, 1941 



EDITORIAL 



^ "What does the Women's City Club membershi]-) 
offer new members?" This is the question every one is 
asking now, when the cost of joining is less than it has ever 
been and prospective members are considering what "be- 
longing" means. Here is a partial list: The full privileges of 
a modern Clubhouse equipped with every convenience in- 
cluding swimming pool and beauty salon, restaurant, 
lounges and rest-room facilities, library, check room, card 
rooms, and bedrooms — and the convenience of a down 
town meeting place where in these lovely Fall days, one 
can rest in the flowering garden while the birds twitter and 
fly about among real trees and shrubs and the perfume of 
flowers pervades. These facilities in themselves are enough 
to get one's "full money's worth." But there is still more! 
Membership in the Women's City Club is really member- 
ship in the National League for Woman's Service of Cali- 
fornia, for the Club is merely the name of the home of the 
League, And today as the League finds itself the center of 
information and appeal for much service in respect to the 
National Defense program, membership in it is something 
every alert woman should have. Young, and middle-aged 
will find stimulating calls for various volunteer services as 
they shall fast develop in the next few months. Who can 
predict what turn these will take? And older women can 
feel that by their membership support, represented in dues 
and use of the various club departments, they are "volun- 
teering" to keep the club roof over the heads of groups of 
fellow members busily engaged in courses of training under 
Red Cross and other teachers, in detachments of knitting 
and sewing both for home and abroad, in the National 
Defenders' Club for men in defense, and in various meet- 
ing groups planning activities pertinent and necessary in 
these uncertain times. In short, the National League for 
Woman's Service at this very moment has something to 
offer every woman within hailing distance of its clubhouse. 

^ In order to make membership in the National League 
for Woman's Service possible for every woman, the 
Board of Directors has temporarily lowered the financial 
obligation of an incoming member. With the income from 
the former higher initiation fee thus shut off, the Pantry Sale 
has been revived with a definite purpose — to make money. 
At the last Sale more commodities could have been sold had 
more been available for selling. "I can't give time to the 



club services as I would like," is often overheard in the 
elevator. Here is that chance to serve! Every member now 
can and should think in terms of a gift to the forthcoming 
1941 Pantry Sale. This Sale is not until November 25, but 
if it is to be the success it should, it demands the whole- 
hearted support of those who can give to it some of the 
things which other members will be delighted to buy on 
November 25. Thereby both giver and buyer will have the 
inner satisfaction of knowing that the finances of her club 
are helped by her volunteer cooperation. This is the only 
time of year when gifts in kind are asked. Further, it is 
several years since such gifts have been requested. Every 
one can give if she will, for the list is varied and widespread 
enough to satisfy all. Share with your club your bounty in 
this land of plenty. The club needs your help. The club 
thanks you for it. 



FIRELIGHTING 

IN THE LOUNGE 
OCTOBER 6 
8 O'CLOCK 



THE FIRELIGHTING 
CEREMONY OF 1941 
HAS SPECIAL MEANING 
AS THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 
FOR WOMAN'S SERVICE OF 
CALIFORNIA REDEDICATES 
ITSELF TO SERVICE IN CON- 
NECTION WITH THE PROGRAM 
FOR NATIONAL AND CIVIL 

DEFENSE. 

▼ 

Refreshments follow — cider and doughnuts 



CLUB MAGAZINE — OCTOBER, 1941 



CAMOUFLAGE 
IN NATURE 

by Robert Cunningham Miller 

Director California Academy of Sciences 



Colohus Mon\ey 
Group in the Simson 

African Hall, 

California Acaderny 

of Sciences 




^ Most people think of camouflage as the painting of 
funny stripes on battleships, and vaguely wonder how 
anything can be concealed by giving it the general color pat- 
tern of an escaped convict. This so-called "dazzle painting" 
of ships is, however, only a relatively minor phase of camou- 
flage, which in its broader aspects may be defined as the art 
and science of deceiving the eyesight of an enemy or victim. 

The word camouflage is a relatively recent one which was 
added almost simultaneously to the French and English 
languages during the preceding world war. The French dic- 
tionary which served this writer through college does not 
contain it, although its root is to be found there in the verb 
camoufler (slang) , to deceive or swindle, and the reflexive 
se camoufler, to disguise oneself. A "section de camouflage" 
was organized in the French army late in 1915, which 
proved so successful in concealing gun positions and obser- 
vation posts that the British followed suit early in 1916 with 
the organization of the British camouflage service as a unit 
qf the Royal Engineers. 

Although the word is new, and the systematic application 
of camouflage a recent development of military science, the 
practise itself is extremely old. In "Macbeth" we have an 
eleventh century example which is probably more than 
legendary, when "Birnam wood removed to Dunsinane" in 
the form of branches carried by Malcolm's supporters to 
conceal their advance. The deadfall and the pitfall are very 
ancient devices, both representing weapons concealed 
through a careful simulation of nature. Savage tribes prac- 



tise various kinds of camouflage, and in all probability 
primitive man invented means to conceal himself and his 
works for purposes of offense and defense. 

But however early in human history camouflage may 
have been practised with conscious intent to deceive, it was 
used long before that in Nature; and even today we find the 
best perfected examples, not on the battlefields of Europe 
nor in our own now familiar "war games," but among birds 
and animals, reptiles, insects and fish. Regardless of what 
weapons of offense or defense they may have developed, 
concealment has remained a factor of major importance to 
most kinds of animal life; and in the age-old struggle for 
existence, camouflage has been put to the acid test. The 
species that have survived are those whose camouflage has 
worked. 

It is not to be assumed for a moment that the colors and 
patterns which seem in themselves most inconspicuous will 
afford the greatest degree of concealment under field condi- 
tions. The iridescent colors of the humming bird are quite 
at home among the flowers which it frequents. The bizarre 
patterns, shapes and colors of tropical fish which appear so 
striking in an aquarium may afford their possessors a high 
degree of concealment among their native coral reefs. Few 
animals show more brilliant or striking coloration than a 
tiger as seen at the zoo or as a rug on somebody's floor; yet 
the tiger is famous for its terrifying ability to move unseen 
through the jungle, its black and yellow stripes paralleling 
the upright strips of vegetation. 



OCTOBER, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



Lighting effects must be taken account of in this connec- 
tion. Every woman knows that a complexion which is at its 
best in a softly lighted room does not always appear to such 
good advantage in the white light of day; and the best that 
art superimposed on nature can devise looks pretty depress- 
ing in the glow of a green or yellow neon sign, or the fog- 
lights of our bridges. Camouflage must always take account 
of the situation in which it is to be used. 

It is a popular misconception, fostered by writers, not by 
artists, that trees are green and skies are blue. Many a poet 
who has written of maidens with eyes Hke the skies 
would be surprised, not to say startled, if he actually saw 
one. To verify this, it is necessary only to look out the win- 
dow. By the same process it may be ascertained that leaves 
in sunshine are much more yellow than green. Many of 
our most brightly colored birds, the Yellow Warbler or 
the Golden Pileolated Warbler, for example, closely re- 
semble foliage in sunlight. 

Because light is something that cannot be controlled, 
camouflage that depends on pattern is in general more suc- 
cessful than that which depends on color. Th's :s true both 
of camouflage in Nature and as practised by man. It was not 
long after the introduction of "dassle painting" of ships 
that submarine periscopes were provided with color filters 
to obviate the effect of the varied colors. Thereafter camou- 
flage of ships became a matter of pattern rather than of color. 

In the Colobus Monkeys pictured at the beginning of this 



article, the "V for Victory" design docs not l(H)k like any 
thing that would tend to conceal the wearers. Yet I think 
anyone looking at this photograph will admit that, whatever 
these animals may be thought to look like, they look much 
less h\e monkeys than if they lacked the white cape and 
other markings. This in itself is a primar>' principle of 
camouflage. The object must look like something different 
from what it is. 

In the case of these monkeys we cannot definitely say 
that they resemble anything else in Nature. On the contrary, 
we might, in a manner of speaking, say that the "object" 
of their color pattern is to make them resemble nothing in 
particular. The strong black and white pattern breaks up 
the outline in such a way that at a little distance, and unless 
It were in motion, we should have to look at it quite closely 
to be sure that this was an animal at all. 

This principle of animal coloration was pointed out by an 
artist, the late Abbott Thayer, who advanced it as an ex- 
planation of many of the bold or curious patterns of animals. 
It is further the basic principle of "dazzle painting." The 
bold, irregular bands and stripes so puzzling to the lay ob- 
server are designed to break up the outline of the object so 
decorated, thus reducing its visibility at a distance. In the 
case of dazzle painting of ships, of course, there is the further 
intention, once the ship has been sighted, of misleading the 
observer as to its identity, type, speed, and distance. 

Another principle which Thayer I Continued on page 19 




I'u.^lihiuk, (.hiinp m tlie Sim.'ion African Hall. Calijornta Academx of Sciences 
CLUB MAGAZINE — OCTOBER, 1941 



IDEALS 
IN ACTION 



During the past year I have served as a member of one 
of the Public Relations Committees of The Community 
Chest. The purpose of the committee has been to interest 
members of social and educational organizations in the' 
wor}{ of the Chest through visits to its agencies. At one of 
the first meetings it was suggested that the committee as a 
group li\ewise a visiting go. We agreed with some reluc- 
tance. Each member had been raised in San Francisco, each 
\new something about the agencies, each had collected for 
the C/iest in the first years of its drives, therefore, we 
thought in our particular case Chest visits were just another 
thing to do and a waste of time. 

However, once started, we have not stopped. We have 
seen new agencies and old agencies, boys' clubs and girls' 
clubs, babies and old people, health centers and well cen- 
ters. Always warmly greeted bv the personnel, we have 
caught something of the atmosphere which stambs each in- 
stitution, and w€ have seen how wisely and efficiently the 
fund to which we have contributed has been apportioned. 
1 can thin\ of nothing of more interest and benefit to Club 
members than a series of tours to these agencies, arranged 
for by Miss Miriayn Fields of The Community Chest. 

Our attention was attracted to the number of members 
of The Klational League for Woman's Service whose names 
appeared among those deeply interested in Chest Agencies. 
This is not surprising, for The League, throughout the 
years, has remained true to its ideals. It has developed its 
Volunteer Service, it has trained its members in the ways 
of service, and it has responded faithfidly to the many de- 
mands made upon it. 

The following articles describe some of the activities of 
The Chest Agencies. They are of interest, not only because 
of the glimpse they give of the wor\ made possible by funds 
contributed to The Community Chest, but because they 
show a few of the many fields into which the ideals of The 
'H.ational League for Woman's Service are carried bv its 
members. 

^Helen Gilbert Booth, 
(Mrs. W. F. Booth, Jr.) 



^ It is difficult to write in a few words an account of an 
organisation founded in 1 890, yet which continues to 
meet present-day problems with youthful vigor and dili- 
gently seeks new frontiers to conquer. 

From 1890 until 1902 youthful and enthusiastic volun- 
teers learned at first hand that happiness could be brought 
to the families crowded on the steep slopes of Telegraph 
Hill if some of their own privileges were shared. 

Thus, in 1902, they enthusiastically responded to the 
call of their founder on her return from hospital training 
in New York. Her suggestions that a Neighborhood House 
with services similar to those carried on in the Henry Street 
Settlement were discussed and financial help received from 
interested friends. 

The members of the Women's City Club must know full 
well the story of that first Neighborhood House on Tele- 
graph Hill, for from that House has developed every func- 
tion of public health nursing as known today in San Fran- 
cisco and also many of the present activities of the Depart- 
ment of Health. None of these were known when Elisabeth 
Ashe blazed the trail from the hill top on which was 
perched the first Telegraph Hill House — visiting nurses 
— school nurses — child welfare conferences — neigh- 
borhood clinics — tenament house inspection, yes and 
playgrounds and clubs for boys and girls, all were unknown 
at that date in San Francisco. The doors of oportunity, the 
gateway to health was symbolized by the open door of the 
Neighborhood House. That door, which is never closed, is 
the entrance to a home in the midst of homes, a family in 
the midst of families. The family is its unit. Neighborliness 
is its life. 

Dates, figures, statistics of every kind are available, but 
to know the spirit which underlies it all, one must see and 
share in its activities. 

The recent study made by the Community Chest of this 
and the other Neighborhood Houses and Community Cen- 
ters develops one outstanding compelling fact, for it urges 
that in every crowded district in San Francisco such a 
center be provided. Yet in the past, during all the years of 
close cooperation and eff^ort under the Community Chest, 
the annual Chest appeals are not adequately answered by 
an indiiferent public, thus expenditures have been curtailed 
and the services and standards recommended by the Re- 
search Commttee as necessary, cannot be adopted unless 
funds for these eight centers are obtained. Telegraph Hill 
Neightborhood House is but one. We urge that every 
reader strive to pass on to others the great value of this 
answer to the problems of youth. Only if the Community 
Chest is filled to overflowing can the city be served in 

every district. . „ 

— Alice Griffith. 

The Jewish Family Service Agency was established in 
18i0. The objects are to extend to needy persons relief not 
available from other sources, and to provide case work 
services designed to cope with problems of individual or 
family maladjustment. 



OCTOBER, 1941 —WOMEN'S CITY 



Those receiving financial aid include dependent families 
with children under care of the Juvenile Court, the aged 
not eligible to public pensions, deserted mothers, families 
temporarily distressed, the chronic sick who need special 
placement, non-residents in need of emergency help, etc. 
Relief is given on the basis of a carefully computed budget 
scale which provides for the essentials of rent, food, cloth- 
ing and utilities. Second hand clothing and furniture do- 
nated by the community are also distributed. 

Modest loans may be made to establish families in self 
supporting enterprises where, because of physical condi- 
tions, age, etc., there is little prospect of economic rehabili- 
tation otherwise. Vocational and educational scholarships 
are provided in exceptional cases. In the summer, children 
judged to be in need of vacations for health or other reasons 
are sent to camps. 

The Agency makes investigations of applications for the 
placement of children and of aged persons who require 
care away from their own families. 

In addition to those who require material aid, the or- 
ganization provides case work services for men and women 
suffering from mental ill health, for youngsters wth deep- 
seated personality problems, and families in danger of dis- 
ruption because of disturbed relationships. 

The program is financed primarily by the Community 
Chest. Certain special services are made possible by dona- 
tions. Approximately eighty-five percent of the available 
funds is expended for financial assistance and for direct 
service to those seeking the help of the organization. The 
balance represents expenses incident to this work. 

In the course of the year approximately 1500 different 

"cases" are aided with relief and services in the effort to 

enable the mal-adjusted individual to attain personal and 

social self sufficiency and generally to protect the stability 

of family life. r r, c 

— Jane Barth Sloss, 

(Mrs. Richard L. Sloss) 



The story of the Children's Hospital is one of enterprise, 
effort and devotion on the part of a few women inspired 
by the desire to provide the best medical aid for sick 
women and children. 

With a vision of ever increasing usefulness, these women, 
pioneers in the field, in March 1875, incorporated the fu- 
ture hospital as the "Pacific Dispensary." The objects of 
the Dispensary were similar to those of the present Hos- 
pital which are, the care of sick women and children, 
assistance to women in the study and practice of medicine 
and surgery, and the higher education and training of 
nurses. 

This was the first Training School for Nurses on the 
Pacific Coast. Its students and graduates have ever since 
been known for their skill as nurses and their kindly care 
of patients. 

The "Hospital for Children and Training Sch(X)l for 
Nurses" followed in 1S85 when the "Dispensary" was 



reincorporated as a hospital for the care of women and 
children. The Hospital started with six beds in what is now 
a dcjwntown district, but rapid gro\^th necessitated many 
moves which would be interesting to follow if space were 
allowed. 

In 1887 Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Gray, friends of the 
Hospital, gave fifty varas of the present site, California 
and Maple Streets, for a new building. On this site, 
through the generosity of friends in gifts and bequests, 
the fruitful struggles of the Board of Directors and the 
able help of the Auxiliary, the present institution consists 
of several buildings having beds for 200 patients and the 
space-consuming modern hospital equipment. There is still 
constant need of new buildings and new equipment to 
keep abreast of the developments in the science of medidne. 

The Children's Hospital has always been a non-profit 
institution, any profit from private patients being used with 
the funds from the Community Chest for the care of those 
unable to pay for themselves. 

While both women and children are cared for, the 
care of children has predominated. As the years have 
passed, many children have been made happy and well in 
"Little Jim Ward." 

The ideal of the group of women who founded the 
Children's Hospital continues to be the aim of those con- 
cerned with the operation of the Hospital today; to main- 
tain an atmosphere of human sympathy and friendliness 
and to keep step with the developments of modern medical 

science. . . ^ _. 

— Mabel L. Pierce. 



The cool smell of tall redwtxjds, the warm smell of sun 
on brown earth, the green of deep forests and the gold of 
shining hillsides against the blue sky. Gay games under 
the trees, swimming in the big pool, walking in the woods, 
"Cookie's" wonderful meals, simple services in the little 
chapel, singing and dancing after supper, reading, handi- 
craft, and long healthful nights of sleep. For forty years 
such visions have been coming back to those who have 
ever experienced St. Dorothy's Rest. 

Forty years ago this summer, the little train chugged its 
way up into the redwoods, with the first load of eager, shy, 
enthusiastic, noisy, quiet, lame, blind, frail, convalescent 
children. And now forty years later, by bus, station wagon, 
or ordinary car, similar groups of excited youngsters from 
five to fourteen years, who otherwise would be playing in 
the city streets, travel up into the tall trees, to be greeted 
and cared for, guided, healed and watched over, through 
many happy weeks. 

Primarily a summer home for convalescent children, 
under the auspices of the Episcopal Church, St. Dorothy's 
welcomes every child. There is no bar of race or creed. 
The only bar is lack of space for all the children St. 
Dorothy's would like to take. However, the rustic but 
comfortable cottages house about i Continued on page 18 



CLUB MAGAZINE — OCTOBER, 1941 




POETRY PAGE 



From AN INVOCATION 

TO THE SEA 

The sea! The sea! 
Who loveth not its blue sublimity? 
Its lips implore, with endless moan, 
The wanderer to strands unknown! 
Aye, "tis the cry of Fate, forever calUng 

To men and dynasties and nations proud, 
The voice of destiny, imperious falling 

Amidst earth's blindly herded crowd. 
To challenge men, to charge them steer 

Upon the westering sun's gold path of fire. 
To bid them stifle joy and fear 

And all save wandering's wild desire! 
Ia), how It rolls around the sphere, 

Thumping at all the granite gateways strong. 
Waking the sleeping cities, shouting high 

The watchword Progress! to the chosen throng 
The race shall on though men go forth and die! 
Intonating deep and hollow 
Cries the sea-voice: "Spirits, follow! 
Follow through the flying foam. 

Follow through the roaring gale. 
Waste of tide shall be your home. 

Warring blasts shall swell your sail!" 

— Charles Keeler. 



Edited by Florence Keene 

DEATH, SCARCELY NEED 
I TROUBLE THEE 

Such peace is on this great pine wood, 

Such moonlight on the sea. 
Such running rhythms on the night 

That frontiers cease to be. 

Flesh has no longer surface. 

Wind cleanses it as air. 
It feels like wings, it has no weight, 

Light pierces everywhere. 

There is no place for sin to hide, 

No place by pain controlled. 
Nothing is there that hate can touch. 

Nothing that love can hold. 

I measure by the tallest tree, 

Holding my two hands high, 
Till brushing past the topmost plume 

They cup beneath the sky. 

Facing the shore I spread wide arms 

That lengthen without end; 
The ocean rolls against my breast. 

Nor does my being bend. 

I curve them and they ring the moon. 

Night star and star of day. 
And every other globed thing 

God made to light the way. 

Death, scarcely need I trouble thee — - 

So close my Future lies. 
So vast a confirmation speaks 

In wind and sea and skies. 

— Charlotte Kellogg. 

LONELINESS 

Dawn, and the v^'hite dunes lying 
Wide and free to the sky — ■ 
Dawn, and the light mist flying 
Swiftly by. 

White dawn, and the sea sand singing 
To the wind of the cool green sea — • 
Dawn — and your joyous winging 
To me! 

Night; and the grim shore lying 
Gray to a somber moon — 
Night ! One lone seagull crying 
Over the dune. 

Gray night, and a silence clinging 
To the Dunes and the lonely shore — 
Night — I shall know your singing 
Never more! 

^Harry Noyes Pratt. 



Charles Augustus Keeler was born in Mi]wau\ee. "Wis., in I87J and died in Ber\eley in J937. He was the author of many hoo\s 
of poems and prose and contributed to many publications. He made a tour around the world in a recital of original poems in 191112, 
and was with the Harriman Expedxtion to Alas\a in 1899. 

Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg was educated in the L/niversity of California, She was the wife of the late Dr. Vernon L. Kellogg. 
scientist. She worked in occupied Belgium as member of the California Commodities Commission for relief in Belgium I9i6-i9, and 
ivas speaker for the U. S. Food Administration in 1917. The above is from her boo\ of poems, "Pacific Light," published in 1939- 
Harry Noyes Pratt is director of the E. B. Croc\er Art Gallery at Sacramento; formerly oicner-editor of the Lodi Post: editor The 
Overland Monthly, ;923-25; art editor. S. F. Chronicle, 1922, 



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OCTOBER, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



GREEN 
GROW THE 
VALLEYS-O! 

by Josephine Martin 

^ That was the favorite ballad of the 
early California pioneers; tradition has 
it that it was a corruption of this song that 
produced the word "Gringo" applied by 
the natives to the first famihes of '49. 

Our valleys are still green, particularly 
those valleys where the vegetables are 
grown for our overflowing markets. And as 
I survey these products of the soil, week 
after week, I wonder at the patience of 
those who continue to toil over Mother 
Earth, bringing forth good foods that the 
great majority of the population ignores. 

Marketing is my business; early every 
morning I am in the produce district look- 
ing over the fruits and vegetables that have 
come in overnight. That information is 
later condensed into a radio program. And 
since I have been following this course now 
for some six years, I think I may be per- 
mitted to say that I know my onions! 

But I know so many other good foods, 
too; knowledge that is apparently known 
only to me and the thrifty Italians and 
Chinese. They alone use and enjoy so many 
of these delicious foods that could add so 
much to our routine menus, and, inci 
dentally, could save us money in our mar 
keting. 

But how many people know the delect 
able qualities of rappini? Turnip tops . . 
gently boiled for a few minutes in salted 
water, then stirred into the pan where de- 
lectable pork chops have been cooked, and 
allowed to accumulate succulence and 
flavor. 

As for our salad bowls, how very much 
there is in the markets waiting to jump in 
and join the eternal head-lettuce-and-tomato 
combination! There is the dagger-like leaf 
of the common dandelion which will add 
that tangy touch of flavor, just bordering 
on the bitter, but Oh so stimulating, and 
as my Italian friends at the markets assure 
me "Ver' good for the stomaaach!" 

The hostess who serves Romaine lettuce 
and Roquefort dressing pats herself on the 
back for her culinary sophistication. But 
why stop there? There is the delicate field 
salad (expensive, but worth it!), the Oak- 
Leaf lettuce, Australian butter lettuce, and 
now we have the cultivated cress at long 
last, which is permitted to be sold with the 
blessing of the Department of Health. 

But in addition to this ignoring of the 
lesser known vegetables. I have another 



complaint against my sex. It's their amaj- 
ing tendency when they go marketing to 
buy enthusiastically when the vegetables 
are high in price, and later on, when they 
are just as good, but a tenth the price, to 
ignore them completely. 

Now that's a state of aff^airs that the de- 
fense emergency is going to take care of, 
we may be sure of that. With the canners 
and frozen-foods packers in the fields at 
the opening of every season, buying right 
and left at as good a price or even better 
than the wholesalers can offer, women are 
going to reflect a bit sorrowfully upon the 
string beans, for instance, that they turned 
down at three cents a pound, the lima 
beans they passed by because "they're such 
a nuisance to shell," and the delectable 
kohlrabi, neglected because "it's so hard to 
peel!" 

We're going to buy more green vege- 
tables because of the education we're get- 
ting in the matter of nutrition; we're going 
to prepare them properly and we're not 
going to waste them . . . thanks to the in- 
creasing screams from the suffering pocket- 
book. 

But most of all, I hope we're going to 
broaden our knowledge and increase our 
repertoire of cookery. We'll do more than 
just look at the cardoni, the borage, the 



mustard greens and sorrell, we'll use them. 
The recipes will probably come from our 
Italian friends or the man from whom we 
purchase our vegetables, or perhaps the 
Chinese peddler who mends the cane-seated 
chairs! 

We can learn so much from the Chinese 
such as cooking the delectable sugar peas 
and eating them pods and all . . . bean 
sprouts, and Chinese cabbage. Yes, there 
are many other trophies to bring home 
from Chinatown in addition to the Canton 
ware and preserved ginger. 

And if it were not for the Chinese and 
Japanese the persimmon growers might well 
go out of business altogether, for they are 
the great buyers of this exotic fruit. They 
too are almost the sole users of the Kelsey 
plums when they come into our markets: 
green as grass and hard as Pharoah's heart, 
but the Chinese pickle and preserve them. 

Many a time in the past when I have 
seen loads of good food come into the mar- 
kets and then seen loads of it go out to the 
hog raisers because of no buyers I have 
thought "The day may come when we will 
wish we might buy that good spinach at the 
price they're asking today. . . ." So, in the 
light of present events I'm thinking of 
changing my name to Cassandra, in honor 
of the prophetess whom nobody believed. 



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A Blood Bank — A Next 
Step In National Defense 

('Editor's "Hfitt: The following material 
was supplied by Dr. ]ohn R. Upton.) 

^ For many years various groups have 
discussed the need of a city-wide Blood 
Bank for San Francisco. A year and a half 
ago a Blood Bank was started at the San 
Francisco Hospital for the patients resident 
therein. 

British Relief Assists 

About this time, it was learned that the 
Medical Department of the British War 
Relief was planning to start a center to pre- 
pare dried plasma for shipment to Great 
Britain and it was thought advisable, for 
the good of both projects, that they work in 
unison. This plan was approved by the 
Board of Directors of the County Society 
and by the British War ReHef Association, 
under its medical director, John R. Upton. 
A new committee was formed, consisting of 
DeWitt K. Burnham, chairman; Edmund 
Butler, Chauncey Leake, Curtis Smith and 
John R. Upton, secretary-treasurer. 

The first problem was one of financing. 
The Medical Department of the British 
War Relief Association had already been 
promised fifteen thousand dollars from the 
W. G. Irwin Trust Fund for their Plasma 
Center. When the Irwin Estate was inter- 
viewed about the combination of the two 
projects, the trustees were pleased to have 
the money used to buy all the equipment 
needed for the new laboratory at 2180 
Washington Street, which you will recollect 
is the former Irwin home. In view of this 
initial generous donaf'on the project has 
been named the Irniin Memorial Blood 
lian\ of the San Francisco County Medical 
Society. The County Medical Society offered 
the Bank free rent, and appropriated five 
hundred dollars for removal of the library 
stacks and for partial alterations to the 
rooms chosen. A budget was drawn up 
showing that at hast thirty-six thousand 
dollars would be requiied to finance the 
Blood Bank and Plasma Center for the first 
year. 

Equipment Is Ordered 

However, becaus-e of great public interest 
as well as the urgent need for dried plasma 
abroad, plus the interest in this commodity 
to our own Army and Navy, the commitee 
proceeded with its plans. The laboratory is 




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already under construction and all the 
equipment, including autoclaves and a 
$3,000 Desivac machine, have been set up. 
Incidentally, this Desivac machine will be 
the first one of its kind on the Pacific Coast. 

A voluntary Technical Committee to 
operate the laboratory has been appointed, 
consisting of H. A. Wyckoff, chief; A. M. 
Moody. Karl Meyer, and Qayton G. Lyon. 
These men have given much time and 
thought to the project. 

The regular paid staff of the laboratory 
will consist of a head technician, assistant 
technician, two part-time doctors and a 
nurse to assist in drawing blood: a full-time 
secretary and a caretaker who will also be 
responsible for releasing blood from the 
Bank at night. 

The method of operation of our Blood 
Bank follows: At the start of service, some 
large public-spirited group was asked to 
donate 100 pints of blood. This blood was 
taken by the closed citrate method in special 
donors" rooms at the Society. Bloods were 
typed, Wassermanns determined, and then 
stored in an icebox at 4 degrees centigrade. 
When a transfusion is required in any of the 
San Francisco hospitals, the patient will be 
typed at the hospital, and the Blood Bank 
will be telephoned for a pint of blood of 
the designated type. This will be sent by 
special messenger, together with "pilot 
tubes" of cells and serum for cross matching, 
which in every case must be done to check 
the typing. If cross matching is satisfactory, 
the transfusion will be given by the closed 
method, thus insuring a sterile procedure 
from donor to recipient. Then, at a later, 
convenient time, a donor, either a member 
of the family or a professional (as the pa- 
tient chooses) will be sent to the Blood 
Bank to replace the pint of blood. The 
patient will pay a small service charge of 
five or six dollars, which is actually much 
less than is now spent merely on multiple 
typings alone, in order to find a proper 
donor. If a professional donor is sent, the 
Blood Bank will select the type desired, in 
order to maintain an adequate supply of 
that type of blood. 

Donors Are Ready 
The British War Relief Association al- 
ready has a long list of donors who are 
eager to give their blood to help England. 
These bloods are prepared at first in the 
manner described above; all are held for a 
number of days in order to keep the Blood 
Bank well stocked. As blood accumulates in 
any one type, the least recent will be re- 
moved from the main Blood Bank, the 
plasma separated, frozen and dried to a 
powder by the Desivac machine. TTie major 
portion of the dried plasma will then be 
turned over to the British War Relief As- 
sociation, to be shipped by the Red Cross 
to Great Britain. A part of each batch of 
dried pla'^ma, however, will be reserved at 
the Blond Bank, to create a reservoir of 



dried blood for any local disaster. In case of 
a national emergency, the entire output of 
our plant will be immediately available for 
use of our armed forces. 

Research work will gradually assume 
larger proportions after the Blood Bank is 
functioning smoothly, and provis'ons for 
expansion into the manufacture of immune 
sera have been contemplated. 

This timely, nonprofit community project, 
will make transfusions more readily avail- 
able here, will aid the British and may be- 
come an integral part of our national de- 
fense program. 

Speech, Radio, Drama: 

A course of practical study of Speech, 
Radio and Drama will be given by Miss 
Barbara Horder beginning on October 14. 
Miss Horder has had wide experience in 
directing acting and speech work. She is 
a graduate of the Central School of Speech 
Training. London, and studied with Elsie 
Fogerty. the foremost authority in England 
on speech and voice training. She has had 
many years on the stage, including the Sybil 
Thorndike Company and the Birmingham 
Repertory Company, the International 
Theatre Festival in Paris, and many Lon- 
don productions, also with the British 
Broadcasting Company. Later in Van- 
couver, Canada. Miss Horder ran a studio 
for voice and drama and adjudicated for 
the Canadian Musical Festival and the 
Canadian Dominion Drama Festival. 

She played with Laurence Olivier and 
Vivian Leigh in their Broadway production 
of "Romeo and Juliet" and lately directed 
"St. Joan" and played Ohvia in "Twelfth 
Night" for the Berkeley Festival at the 
Greek Theatre of the University of Cali- 
fornia. It is suggested that the first three 
sessions be devoted to the study of the fun- 
damentals of good speech and that after that 
the class be divided into two groups, one for 
those primarily interested in Public Speak- 
ing and Radio and one for Drama and play 
reading. 

In these days when women are doing so 
much public and national work, good speech 
and a well developed voice are great assets. 
These classes by discussion and demonstra- 
tion will tackle the practical problems con- 
nected with this work, such as breath con- 
trol, how to face a microphone, confidence 
in public speaking, placing and developing 
the best tones in the voice, and allied sub- 
jects. 

It is hoped to start the classes on October 
1 4th, and members are asked to register at 
the Executive Office and state which time is 
most suitable, as in addition to morning or 
afternoon cla.s.ses, a class could be formed in 
the evening for business women. Further 
details will be announced on the notice 
board. 

Course of ten lessons, $10.00; non-mem- 
bers, $12.50. 




The Autumn Hats are iust whot you need 
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Many bright ideas in styling . . . flattering 
brim hats for all types ond ages. Veils 
high and norrow abo»e the crown and 
swooping down over the face wide and 
full. . . . Lots of hats are made entirely 
of feathers and they are so soft because 
they mold the head. . . . Velvet hats ore 
shown but with soft brim. The styles so for 
are not too extreme, but smart, and best 
of all, flottering. 

Your hats also skillfully remodeled. 

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I HAVE BEEN READING 



Anybody's Gold: The story of California's 
mining towns; by Joseph Henry Jack- 
son. Illustrated by E. H. Suydam. 
Appleton ■ Century. $5. Reviewed by 
Ruth Mills Levin. 



^ "Anybody's Gold" is the history of 
the average miner, his hardship or 
good fortune in the early California gold 
rush days. Mr. Jackson hastens to explain 
that the "early days" means the Fifties, 




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when you purchase milk for your home, you ask for SONOMA MARIN 
MILK, and experience a new delight in Milk drinking. 

Sonoma Marin Milk is extra rich and creamy, easier to digest and does 
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which was really the most important por- 
tion of the era, although the discovery of 
gold at Sutter's mill took place in 1849. 
This event received scant notice from 
America at large for several years. During 
this time the gold was anybody's who had 
the initiative and enterprise to pick, shovel 
or pan, because nobody could plan to 
whom the land belonged. 

The Prologue sets the picture by giving 
a thumb-nail sketch of life in California 
under Spanish and Mexican rule. The vast 
ranchos, the gracious living of the Spanish 
dons, the padres and the missions all began 
to change with the arrival of the American 
pioneers. These people came to seek land 
and new homes, rather than gold, and were 
usually solid, respectable citizens, not pic- 
turesque adventurers or fortune-hunters. 

Although the discovery of gold made 
radical and dramatic changes in the Cah- 
fornia scene, the type of settler was the 
same for many years: younger men from 
all walks of life who gladly braved hard- 
ship, back-breaking toil, and often disillu- 
sion to seek the magic metal. The author 
has drawn upon diaries of obscure persons, 
newspapers and journals for his narrative 
and descriptions. The diary of one, Hiram 
Pierce, furnishes many interesting details 
about his journey to California via the 
Isthmus of Panama. His account of life in 
the "diggings" is far from a picaresque tale 
of a roistering existence. From Dame Shir- 
ley (Louise Ameha Knapp Smith) and 
Mrs. Josiah Royce the reader learns of a 
woman's life in the California mining 
towns. 

Certainly it would be impossible to write 
of this period without mentioning Sutter, 
Bidwell, Lola Montez, Sam Brannan or 
Joaquin Murieta. These famous personali- 
ties form the colorful background for the 
everyday persons who relate the grotesque, 
fantastic and often pathetic story of their 
everyday lives. Because of the stability and 
persistence of these last, the mines "came 
of age" and society became organised with 
the ultimate result of more orderly living. 

The second section of the book is de- 
voted to descriptions of the mining towns, 
ghost towns and landmarks as they are to- 
day. The author's intention in pointing out 
places of interest to tourist and visitor, is 
to bring the story up-to-date. 

The beautiful illustrations are the work 
of the late E. H. Suydam, whose work is 
familiar to most readers through "San 
Francisco — a Pageant" and "Hawaii: Isles 
of Enchantment." There is a goodly num- 
ber of full-page drawings of towns and 
places mentioned in the text, as well as 
three interesting sketch maps of the Cen- 
tral, Southern and Northern mines . 

For those of us who have the flair for re- 
search, an excellent reading list is ap- 
pended. Mr. Jackson explains that most of 



OCTOBER, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



the material is available through bookstores 
or public libraries. There is also an index. 
"Anybody's Gold" is interesting because 
of the emphasis upon the average man and 
woman, and their contributions to our state. 
The fluent style, excellent illustrations and 
wealth of detail will enrich the reader's 
knowledge of California history, and stimu- 
late enthusiasm for further study of this 
fascinating subject. 

Some New Books in the Library 

NON-FICTION 

BtRLiN Diary; Wilham L. Shirer. 

I Like Brazil; Jack Harding. 

You Can't Do Business With Hitler; 
Douglas Miller. 

Chile. Land of Progress; Earl P. Han- 
son. 

The House I Knew; Elisabeth Neilson. 

Mission to the North; Florence Jaflray 
Harriman. 

The Road of a Naturalist; Donald Cul- 
ross Peattie. 

Colombia. Gateway to South America; 
Kathleen Romoli. 

Sir Richard Burtons Wife; Jean Bur- 
ton. 

Of Men and Women; Pearl Buck. 

Good Neighbors; Hubert Herring. 

FICTION 

The Land of Spices; Kate O'Brien. 
Christopher Strange; Ruth Eleanor Mc- 

Kee. 
The Keys of the Kingdom; A. J. Cronin. 
Above Suspicion; Helen Maclnnes. 
You Go Your Way; Katharine Brush. 
QuiNCiE Bolliver; Mary King. 

An Open Letter 

Dear Members; 

In the course of daily events, world-wide 
in scope, one little word is constantly 
chanted — "Why?" "and why" "Oh, why"; 
"but why?" 

Down in the Women's City Club pool 
we have a "why" of our own. We don't 
know the answer. You, dear members, do. 

With great pride and pleasure guests are 
shown the pool. They are impressed by its 
beauty. They are enthusiastic over the op- 
portunity of swimming here. They do swim. 
again and again. 

But the members? They agree whole 
heartedly that it is a lovely pool; they are 
delighted to speak of it as "our pool" but — 
they do not swim! Why? 

Hair? Time? Ability? Health? 

Their guests have hair, find time, develop 
skill and health. 

Think it over, dear members. Perhaps 
this year like Abu Ben Adams the mem- 
bers' attendance will lead all the rest. Why 
not? 

— Director Swimming Pool. 



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Ideals In Action 

(Continued from page 11) 

thirty, and as some come for only one 
week, some for two, and some for longer, 
there is a chance during the twelve to four- 
teen weeks that St. Dorothy's is open, for 
many more to experience and benefit by 
the unusually lovely atmosphere of the 
place. Responsible for this atmosphere dur- 
ing all these years is Mrs. James Otis Lin- 
coln, who with her late husband, the Rev- 
erend Dr. Lincoln, founded St. Dorothy's 
Rest in memory of their little daughter 
Dorothy. Every summer approximately two 
hundred children and seventy-five adults 
enjoy its warm hospitality and gain in 
health and happiness under its homelike 
roofs and guardian trees. To all who not 
only love children, but recognize their im- 
portance in the future of the world, St. 
Dorothy's makes its appeal as a small but 
valuable stepping stone towards that better 
future. 

— Harriet T. Parsons. 



Suppose you were asked by a young 
mother, "Where can I leave my child all 
day? I must go to work." One of the best 
answers you could give would be: "In a 
nursery school of the Golden Gate Kinder- 
garten Association." An agency of the 
Community Chest, this organization has 
for many years pioneered in the care of the 
Pre School child. Kindergartens for under- 
privileged children in various parts of town 
were its specialty. As the need was demon- 
strated, the School Department incorporated 
them, until some years ago kindergartens 
became an accepted part of the educa- 
tional system. At this point, always em- 
phasizing the care of needy children, the 
Association adapted its work to the sound- 
est methods being developed by psycholo- 
gists and educators for the care of the 
very young child. The well child was only 
part of the goal. The "whole child" was 
the real concern, a healthy child, of good 
habits, who could adjust himself easily to 
the many new situations a youngster must 
meet in the course of developing into a 
well-integrated human being. 

This is the aim and contribution of the 
Association to the community: to provide 
for the child of the working mother, a 
place, with plenty of indoor and outdoor 
space, under safe and hygienic housing 
conditions, to provide play materials, to 
help a child's whole body and whole self 
to develop, to provide enough teachers to 
guide group living, and develop wholesome 
habits. 

In order that the good work so done 
shall carry over into the home, many con- 
ferences are held with parents and a fine 
understanding results from this aspect of 
the program. 



Because of the flexibdity of the Associa- 
tion, projects have been worked out jointly 
with other organizations such as the Infant 
Shelter, neighborhood centers, and, lately, 
in the Chinese community, and on parental 
co-operation. 

In all this the Association has been up- 
held by the devotion of its long time presi- 
dent. Miss 'Virginia Fitch, by gifts in the 
past of loyal friends, by contributions of 
parents, regulated under good case work 
methods, and with the support of com- 
munity minded donors to the Community 
Chest. The Golden Gate Kindergarten As- 
sociation, in return, holds as its highest 
aim, the practical application of the most 
progressive thought to the guidance of the 
child, who, because of economic necessity, 
must be entru.sted to its care. 

— Ruth Alexander. 
(Mrs. Edgar Alexander) 



In the hills, toward the southern bound- 
ary of San Francisco, there is a district that 
can be reached easily enough by street car 
and bus but which still retains a sense of 
the open country. The houses are few and 
far apart. The air is warmer and clearer 
here than in sections of the city less shel- 
tered from the ocean winds and fog. It is 
tranquil and quiet and here in March. 
1932, San Francisco's Convent of the Good 
Shepherd opened its doors and quietly be- 
gan to write another chapter in the order's 
long history of human salvage. 

In accordance with the general rules of 
the order, the convent is devoted to restor- 
ing to socially useful lives girls and young 
women whose faulty environment has led 
them into immoral practices of one kind or 
another, into minor and even major crimes. 
Placements in the school are made by juve- 
nile courts throughout California, by social 
agencies, and by parents or guardians. There 
are no discriminations as to race, social his- 
tory or religion. The only exception made 
is in the case of the feeble-minded, who are 
not admitted. 

Tolerance, kindness and love are, in 
short, the mainspring of their work. In 
their tolerance the Sisters find the wisdom 
that enables them to stand by while the in- 
dividual discovers her own shortcomings, 
works out her own solutions, gradually im- 
poses on herself the self-discipline that is 
infinitely more effective and lasting than 
any discipline imposed from without. Of 
this theory and method there may be con- 
siderable criticism but its results are the 
acid test of its worth. 

Most of the girls ultimately marry and 
have children. Practically all of them keep 
in touch with the Sisters by writing and 
visiting them occasionally, for they look 
upon the Convent of the Good Shepherd 
not, as a place of restraint, but as a shel- 



OCTOBER, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



tered haven in which they learned needed 
lessons of self-guidance and self-discipline. 
— Elena Eyre Madison, 

(Mrs. Marshal Madison) 

Thirty-two years — from the summer of 
1909 to 1941 is a long span for the life of 
any committee. Such, however, is the rec- 
ord of the still active Baby Hygiene Com- 
mittee of the American Association of Uni- 
versity Women. 

Had there not been recurring new ideas 
and activities making real contributions to 
the life of the Community, such a Com- 
mittee automatically would have ceased to 
exist. 

The fact that today, as in the past, new 
recruits from the San Francisco Bay Branch 
of the Association seek appointment as vol- 
unteer workers at the Health Center is a 
healthy sign and an indication that the vital 
ideal of Service that brought the Commit- 
tee into being still persists. 

Some of the most distinguished women 
in his city have been active volunteers in 
this work. Many of these early workers 
have gone on to other Community activi- 
ties, but as these women have passed out of 
the picture younger women immediately 
have stepped into their places and have 
brought equally intelligent thought and new 
ideas to the work. 

The present activities at the Health Cen- 
ter at 754 Oak Street are of more interest, 
in this story, than a hisory of the past. 

Four days a week — from Tuesday 
through Friday — the Health Education 
program includes: (1) Infant feeding guid- 
ance; (2) Runabout or Preschool confer- 
ences, affording a wide range of advice; (3) 
Lectures by trained psychologists on habit 
formation and a play-school for the chil- 
dren during the lecture hours; (4) Dental 
examination and advice; (5) Posture 
classes; (6) Vaccination against small pox 
and innocultion against diphtheria as well 
as Schick tests for every child that is regis- 
tered. 

A fund in memory of Dr. Adelaide 
Brown recently has been established for the 
purchase of serum for immunization against 
whooping cough. This, we believe, is the 
only free service of its kind in San Fran- 
cisco. Some of the mothers, however, pay 
for the cost of the serum, thus helping to 
keep the memorial fund partially self-sup- 
porting. The service of the physician is 
voluntary as are all the medical services at 
the Health Center. 

Evening conferences for young fathers 
have been a recent and successful under- 
taking, proving that the American home is 
a co-operative institution. 

With the startling revelation that so 
many of the selectees for the Army have 
postural defects, a new emphasis is now 
placed on this work at the Center. The 
physicians no longer wait to refer only the 



runabout age group to the structural 
hygienist. The infants are thoroughly ex- 
amined and the mother is given instruction^ 
for necessary corrective exercises and 
manipulation for the small baby. 

Originally the work was financed by pri- 
vate subscriptions, but since the organiza- 
tion of the Community Chest it has been 
one of its agencies. 

A staff of eight physicians, one dentist 
and twenty-five lay workers, all giving their 
services, make possible a stupendous service 
record. Two psychologists and one nurse 
are salaried. 

The 1940 record shows that approxi- 
mately 2,000 individuals visited the Health 
Center, making over 11,000 visits. 

New babies enrolled, 175; total registra- 
tion, 326; visits, 2,458; new runabouts en- 
rolled, 199; total registration, 844; total 
visits, 7,029; total adults enrolled (lectures), 
612: total visits, 1,855. 

— Elise W. Graupner, 
(Mrs. Adolphus E. Graupner) 

Camouflage 
In Nature 

('Continued from page 9) 

pointed out, which is of even wider appli- 
cability, is that of "counter-shading." He 
demonstrated by ingenious experiments that 
an animal which is colored dark above and 
lighter underneath has much lower visibility 
at a distance than if it were uniformly colored, 
whether black or brown or gray or mottled. 
The theory is briefly that the dark upper 
surface absorbs hght while the lighter under 
surface reflects light. Thus the effect from 
a distance is that of a uniform coloration, 
blending with the landscape. In contrast, 
an animal that actually is uniformly colored 
all over, however neutral its shade, stands 
out in silhouette against its background. 
Inasmuch as a majority of birds and animals 
are lighter beneath than above, counter- 
shading seems to be a principle of conceal- 
ing coloration of very wide application. In 
military practise it may be noted that dazzle 
painting has tended to give way to more 
subtle types of camouflage. 

In the picture of the Bushbuck accom- 
panying this article, both of the foregoing 
principles are illustrated. The does in the 
foreground are counter-shaded. If in doubt 
that they are actually lighter underneath, 
turn the picture upside down. The white 
markings on the face, breast and legs of the 
buck at the left of the picture illustrate the 
obliterative effect of white blotches on a 
dark background. 

There are other principles of camouflage 
in Nature, too numerous and complex to 
mention here. But the ones we have pointed 
out arc basic to any understanding of the 
concealing coloration of animals, or to 
camouflage as practised in military science. 



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Knitting and Sewing Baskets from Hawaii in unusual shapes and 
sizes — all hand made of Lahala. 

Lahala place mats 11x17 hand woven in broad fiber. 

Glass Jackets of Lahala in broad and narrow weave. 

Wooden Salad Bowls as gift packages, with servers and jars of Herb 
Seasoning, Herb Jellies and Herb Vinegar . . . also individual 
jars of Mint, Sage, Thyme, Basil and Vinegar. 

Cocoanut Shell Ladles for serving spaghetti or beans — ideal for an 

informal "after the game" buffet. 
Salad Servers with carved or plain handles in various sizes. 

Ham or Steak JBoards with prongs to keep meat from sliding 
while being carved. 

Wooden frays and Plates for serving cold meats or sandwiches. 

Salt and Pepper Shakes from Mexico, hand carved in leaf design 
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Swimming Pool Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a. m. to 

12:30 p. m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. 

Friday 3 p. m. to 9 p. m. and Saturday 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Men's Guest Night in Swimming Pool — Tuesday from 5:30 to 

6:30 p. m. and Friday from 5:30 to 9 p. m. 

League Bridge — Every Tuesday, Card Room, 2 and 7 p. m. 



Room 214 11 a.m. 

Cafeteria 2 :30 p.m. 

Lounge 4-6 p.m. 



PANTRY SALE— NOVEMBER 18th 
NOVEMBER, 1941 

4 — Course in Radio, Public Speaking and Drama Chinese Room 2 p.m. 

Miss Barbara Horder, Instructor. 10 lessons, $10.00. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Ann-s Board Room 2 p.m. 

Spanish Class — Mi.ss Marui del Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

5 — Lessons in Contract Bridge Bidding. Mrs. H. £. Annis, Instructor Board Room 11 a.m. 

8 lessons $2.00. Reservations in advance. 

6— Needlework Guild Room 214 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire. presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville, presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Cafeteria 8 p.m. 

Address: "Problems of National Defense." by 
M -. George H. Cabaniss, Attornr-v-at-Law. 

7 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding 

Lecture: "The Place of Canned Goods in National Nutrition" 

Bv M ss Katherine Smith. Washington, D. C. (Members and guests invited) 

New Members' Tea 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m. 

11 — Course in Radio, Public Speaking and Drama. Miss Barbara Horder Chinese Room 2 p.m. 

Progressive Brid(;e Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Ann:s Board Room 2 p.m. 

Spanish Class — Miss Maria del Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

12 — Lessons in Contract Bridge Bidding. Mrs. H. E. Annis. Instructor. 8 lessons $2.00 Board Room 11 a.m. 

Spanish Round Table — Senorita Montie! Cafeteria 12 : 15 p.m. 

Book Review Dinner Nat'l Def. Room 6 p.m. 

Mrs. Thomas A. Stoddard will review "Between the Acts" by Virginia Woolf. 

13 — French Round Table — Mlie. Lemaire presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mlie. le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8 p.m. 

An Hour of Music, by Enid Henley Jr., Violinist and Klea Grand, Soprano. 

14 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m. 

18— Pantry Sale Cafeteria 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Course in Radio, Public Speaking and Drama. Miss Barbara Horder Chinese Room 2 p.m. 

Spanish Class — Miss Maria del Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mr.s. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m. 

19 — Lessons in Contract Bridge Bidding. Mrs. H. E. Annis, Instructor Board Room 11 a.m. 

20 — Thanksgiving Day Dinner— $1.50 per person Main Dining Room 2-8 p.m. 

Turkey carved at table $1.75 per person. 

21 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee. 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m. 

25 Course in Radio, Public Speaking and Drama. Miss Barbara Horder Chinese Room 2 p.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2 p.m. 

Spanish Class — Mi,s5 Maria del Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

26 — Lessons in Contract Bridge Bidding — Mrs. H. E. Annis, Instructor Board Room 11 a.m. 

Spanish Round Table — Senorita Montiel presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

27 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

Faench Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Symphony Tea — Honoring Monsieur and Madame Pierre Monteux and members of San 

Francisco Symphony Orchestra Lounge 4-6 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8 p.m. 

Spirit of America — Musical Program arranged by Miss Emilie Lancel 

Special Thanksgiving Luncheon ($1.00 per person) Cafeteria 11:30 a.m-l:30 p.m. 

Special Thanksgiving Luncheon ($1.25 per person) Main Dining Room. 12 Noon-2 p.m. 

Special Thanksgiving Dinner ($1.50 per person) Main Dining Room. ...5:30-8:30 p.m. 

28 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 11 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m. 



DECEMBER, 1941 

2 — Course in Radio, Public Speaking and Drama. Miss Barbara Horder Chinese Room 2 p.m 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2 p.m 

Spanish Class — Miss Maria de! Pino presiding Room 214 7:30 p.m 

3 — Lessons in Contract Bridge Bidding — Mrs. H. E. Annis, Instructor Board Room 11 a.m 

4 — Needlework Guild Room 214 10 a.m.-4 p.m 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m 

Thursday Evening Program — Concert by Harmonic Ensemble, Jrma Randolph, Director Lounge 8 p.m 

5 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier presiding Room 214 , 11 a.m 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m 



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Volume XV 



November, 1941 



Number 10 



CONTENTS 

ARTICLES 

Eat With Pleasure — By Kathenne R. Smith 10 

Program — Grand National Livestock Exposition 11 

Music in Our Lives — By Esther Powell 12 

Holiday Decorations — By Lois Martin Overlach 13 

Mural Painting Gintributes — By Lloyd M. Bowers 14 

DEPARTMENTS 

Calendar 2 

Announcements 4-5 

Editorial 7 

National League for Woman's Service 16 

Poetry Page — Edited by Florence Keene 19 

I Have Been Reading 21 



OFFICERS OF THE WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 
OF SAN FRANaSCO 

President.. MISS KATHARINE DONOHOE 

First Vice-President MRS. MARCUS S. KOSHLAND 

Second Vice-President -MRS. STANLEY POWELL 

Third Vice President MRS. MACONDRAY LUNDBORG 

Treasurer _ MRS. LEO V. KORBEL 

Recording Secretary _ _ _ MISS BERTHA J. DALE 

Corresponding Secretary MRS. HAZEL PEDLAR FAULKNER 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Mrs. Harry B. Allen Mrs. W. B. Hamilton 

Mri. H, L. Alves Mrs. Eugene S. Kilgore 

Mrs. Harold H. Bjornstrom Mrs. Leo V. Korbel 

Mrs. George Boyd Mrs. M. S. Koshland 

Mrs. William E. Colby Miss Manon W. Leale 

Miss Lotus Coombs Mrs. Macondray Lundborg 

Miss Bertha L. Dale Mrs. Garfield Merner 

Mrs. Duncan H. Davis Miss Alicia Mosgrove 

Miss Katharine Donohoe Dr. Ethel D. Owen 

Mrs. John O. Dresser Miss Harriet T. Parsons 

Mrs. John M. Eshleman Miss Esther P. Phillips 

Mrs. Perry Eyre Mrs. Elisabeth Gray Potter 

Mrs. Hasel Pedlar Faulkner Mrs. Stanley Powell 

Mrs. John A. Flick Mrs. J. P. Rettenmayer 

Mrs. C. J, Goodell Mrs. Paul Sboup 
Mrs. C. R. Walter 



PANTRY 
SALE 



Have you sent in your con- 
tributions for the Pantry 
Sale? If not— Here are a few 
suggestions : 

JAMS . . . JELLIES . . . CONSERVES . . . 
APPLES . . . PEARS . . . AVOCADOS . . . 
POMEGRANATES . . . EGGS . . . HONEY 
. . . CHEESE . . . NUTS . . . DRIED FRUITS 
. . . POULTRY . . . PRODUCE . . . CAKES 
. . . COOKIES . . . PIES . . . BISCUITS . . . 
FRUIT CAKES . . . PLUM PUDDINGS 
. . . MINCE MEAT . . . NUTS, CANDY . . . 

OTHER SUGGESTIONS INCLUDE 
BARBECUE ACCESSORIES . . . APRONS 
. . . ENAMELWARE . . . GADGETS . . . 
FLOWERS AND GARDENS . . . ROCK 
GARDENS . . . POTS . . . GARDEN 
STICKS . . . AND ORIGINAL GARDEN 
UTILITY ARTICLES . . . GOURDS . . . 
PINE CONES . . . MADRONE OR PINE 
BRANCHES . . . HUCKLEBERRY . . . 

DECORATIVE GREENS FOR THE 
HOLIDAYS 

Please plan to have your 

pantry products at the Club not 

later than Thursday 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 



^ NEW MEMBERS' TEA: A tea in honor of new 
members is to be held on November 7th on the Fourth 
Floor of the Clubhouse from four to six o'clock. Miss 
Donohoe and the Board of Directors will preside. Spon- 
sors of new members are also cordially invited to attend. 

^ ANNUAL SYMPHONY TEA: In honor of Mon- 
sieur and Madame Monteux and the San Francisco 
Symphony Orchestra. To be held on Thursday afternoon, 
November 27, from 4 to 6 o'clock in the Lounge of the 
Clubhouse. This Annual Function, which has become such 
an integral part of our program, is looked forward to with 
keen anticipation by our members. Members may bring 
guests. Tea, .^f cents. 

^ LIBRARY: The Library Committee wishes to re- 
mind new members that the Club maintains a Library 
on the Fourth Floor. Membership in the Club entitles you 
to the use of this Library without payment of a deposit. 
The Library is staffed entirely by Volunteers who will be 
glad to show it to you and assist you in selecting books to 
take home 

^ NEW IN THE LEAGUE SHOP: For the Coffee 
Table — Matches in long folders covered in gayly 
striped silk. Also, gift box matches in smart modern design. 
Mirror coasters — packaged in sets or sold singly for 
flower arrangements, figurine bases, or miniature screens. 

^ KNITTING BASKET: "A Million Sweaters by 
Christmas!" Include in your knitting a sweater for an 
American soldier. Regulation yarn, needles and instruc- 
tions may be obtained at the Knitting Basket. The cost is 
very nominal to insure a successful campaign. 

^ NEW MEMBERSHIPS AS CHRISTMAS PRES- 
ENTS: What could be a more thoughtful Christmas 
gift than a new membership in the National League for 
Woman's Service. A gift that will bring joy all year 'round; 
joy in the use of the Clubhouse, and joy in giving useful 
service in the many worthwhile activities of our various 
Volunteer Departments. Members are reminded now to 
think of new memberships as Christmas gifts. 

^ DRAMA, PUBLIC SPEAKING AND RADIO: 
Under the auspices of the Club, Miss Barbara Horder 
is holding classes in Drama, Public Speaking and Radio 
every Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Chinese 
Room. The course of ten lessons is $10.00, and although 
Miss Horder has started her group, she will be happy to 
interview others who may wish to form another class, either 
for the day or evening. 



^ SPECIAL LUNCHEON AND DINNER on No- 
vember 27th: Will be served on Thursday, Novem- 
ber 27th, in the Main Dining Room for those who wish to 
celebrate the original date of Thanksgiving Day which has 
always been observed on the last Thursday in November. 
Luncheon, $1.25 a plate. Dinner, $1.50 a plate. 

The Thursday Evening Program which is to be held on 
the same evening will carry out the thought of Thanksgiv- 
ing Day, and is to be presented by Miss Emilie Lancel 
under the title of "The Spirit of America." Miss Lancel 
will read Longfellow's "Building of the Ship" — a vision 
of one hundred years ago just as vital today. The progress 
of Democracy will be followed through in song and reading 
from 1789, the date of Washington's inaugural, to our day. 
Miss Lancel will be assisted by a vocal ensemble, a male 
quartet and soloists from her own studio. Reservations 
should be made in advance by those wishing to dine at the 
Clubhouse, so that reserved seats may be held for the 
program. 

A special Cafeteria luncheon will be served from 11 :30 
a. m. to 1 :30 p. m. $1.00 a plate on this day, November 
27th. 

^ NOVEMBER AT THE CLUBHOUSE — "The 
Pantry Sale," "New Member's Tea," "Symphony 
Tea," "Red Cross Classes," "Thanksgiving"! With so 
many activities to participate in, a half hour's relaxation 
now and then will go far toward increasing one's enjoy- 
ment in and capacity for serving. There is no better way to 
relax than to swim. 

Members will find it stimulating to come to the lower 
main floor for a swim before lunch, after bridge or a class, 
between engagements. Swimming is excellent for the figure 
and — what is of more importance — it's good for the mind! 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10:30 
a. m.-12:30 and 2:30 p. m.-6:30. 

Friday and Saturday: 3-9 p. m. and 10-4 p. m. 

^ THANKSGIVING DAY, November 20th: A spe- 
cial dinner will be served in the Main Dining Room 
from 2 o'clock to 8 o'clock. Dinner, $1.50 a plate. If 
turkey is to be carved at the table $1.75 a plate. Reserva- 
tions should be made in advance. Private dining rooms 
available for large groups. 

^ NATIONAL NUTRITION on November 7 at 2:30 
in the Cafeteria. Miss Katherine R. Smith of Wash- 
ington, D. C, will give a lecture on "The Place of Canned 
Goods in National Nutrition." This widely known lecturer 
comes at an opportune time to our Club. Members and 
guests are invited. 



NOVEMBER. 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



- PANTRY SALE — Tuesday, November 18th, just 
two days before Thanksgiving, and a wonderful oppor- 
tunity to lighten your burden on Thanksgiving Day by 
purchasing just those extra things that are so necessary to 
make a dinner successful. Come prepared for surprises, as 
we expect many unusual condiments and very special 
recipes. 

^ RED CROSS: Knitting and Sewing detachments 
continue to serve loyally and continue to turn out an 
amazing amount of work, but we need still more workers 
on certain days. Volunteers who are interested in helping 
are asked to report to Mrs. Henry Alves, who is on duty 
each Tuesday, in Room 209. 

^ LANGUAGE CLASSES fe? LANGUAGE ROUND 
TABLES: French and Spanish language classes and 
round tables continue to meet weekly. Call Executive Office 
for information regarding lessons and check Club Calendar 
for round table luncheon and dinner meetings. 

^ GLOVE MAKING CLASSES — The glove making 
classes will continue through the month of November 
on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons and eve- 
nings in Room 210. Fee, $2.00 for instructions — material 
extra. Mrs. Earl Tanhara, instructor. 

H RED CROSS FIRST AID CLASSES: We shall 
organize another First Aid Class just as soon as our 
registration reaches thirty for the class. Red Cross instruc- 
tors are in great demand and classes of fewer than thirty 
cannot be undertaken. Please register for either day or 
evening classes at the Executive Office. 

^ HOWS YOUR BRIDGE? Test your skill and en- 
joy a pleasant afternoon or evening in our next Popu- 
lar Tournament. These tournaments are run each Tuesday 
afternoon at two o'clock and each Friday evening at seven- 
thirty. Prizes. Fee, 25 cents. 



g| EMPLOYEES' CHRISTMAS FUND: Cards are 
to be mailed to the membership the last week in Nc 
vember. It is hoped that every member will avail herself of 
the opportunity of showing her appreciation of the loyal 
staff who serve. 

^ THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMS: Mrs. A. 
P. Black, Chairman, has planned the following pro- 
grams for this month: November 6, Address — "Prob- 
lems of National Defense," by Mr. George H. Cabaniss, 
Attorney-at-Law. November \?<, An Hour of Music, by 
Enid Henley, Jr., Violinist, and Klea Orand, Soprano. No- 
vember 20th being Thanksgiving Day there will be no 
program. November 27, Thanksgiving program "The Spirit 
of America," presented by Emilie Lancel in reading and 
song with vocal ensemble, male quartet and soloists. De- 
cember 4th, Concert by Harmonic Ensemble, Irma Ran- 
dolpy. Director, sponsored by California Federation of 
Music Cluh.s 

^ BOOK REVIEW DINNER: Every woman every- 
where lost a friend the day Virginia Woolf died. If 
ever a woman spoke in clear brave voice as a champion for 
women's high important place on earth and their God-given 
right to hold that place against all odds, she is Virginia 
Woolf, the sole indisputable genius among contemporary 
women-of-letters. Virginia Woolf has left a shelf of six- 
teen volumes that enrich our literature in a very special 
way. As long as English is read her voice will go on. It is 
with a sort of reverence that Mrs. T. A. Stoddard will 
discuss Mrs. Woolf's last book, "Between the Acts," com- 
pleted just before her death, the book in which once more 
Virginia Woolf says the unsayable. The Book Review 
Dinner will be at 6 o'clock, on the second Wednesday eve- 
ning, November 12, 1941, in the National Defenders' 
Room. 

^ BRIDGE: Class in bidding 1941 Conventions — 
8 weeks, $2.00. Advance registration is required since 
it is necessary to have a minimum of four tables in order to 
make the course practical. 



G I R T S . . . QE R T A I N ^J O BE 
RECEIVED WITH EXTRA PLEASURE 




JEWELRY • LINENS • CERAMICS • LEATHER 

CLUB MAGAZINE — NOVEMBER. 1941 




HOLIDAY DECORATIONS 




O, say, can yoii sev, by ihe flawn's early light, 
Tfhat so proudly ue hailed at the tirilight^s last gleaming. 
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro" the perilous fight 
O'er the ramparts we iratrhed, icere so gallantly streaming? 
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air. 
Cave proof through Ihe night that our flag was still there. 
O, say, does that star-spangled banner yet ivave 
O'er the land of Ihe free and the home cf the brave? 



EDITORIAL 




1^ November means Thanksgiving to us Americans. The 
date has been proven unimportant but the spirit of 
the day has not. To Hve in a land still free and with equal 
opportunity for all is a blessing vouchsafed to relatively few 
of the children of men today in a world torn by bitterness 
and aggression. The land of the free is called upon to be 
the land of the brave as perhaps never before. Brave men 
are needed to stand for the ideals for which our forefathers 
fought, brave men to face the uncertainties of tomorrow 
and to bear its baptism of fire with courage, brave men to 
promote the principles of tolerance and learn of its lessons. 
With humbleness we thank the Almighty for our dear land 
blessed with the plenty which the Pilgrims recognized and 
which is ours to cherish and to preserve for our children 
and our children's children and to share with the nations 
less fortunate than we. 

Come, ye thankful people, come. 
Raise the song of harvest — home: 
All is safely gathered in, 
Ere the winter storms begin; 
God, our Maker, doth provide 
For our wants to be supplied; 
Come to God's own temple, come, 
Raise the song of harvest — home. 

— H. ALhORD. 



^ As the National League for Woman's Service gets 
into its stride in National Defense, more and more 
enrollments are needed. This means more and more new 
members must be invited to join. With this in mind, the 
lowered emergency initiation fee of five dollars was passed 
by the Board of Directors last February. At this peri(xl of 
the fiscal year, the total obhgation for new members of 
initiation fee and dues is nine dollars and a half. Many 
women interested in furthering the program of the National 
League are waiting to be asked to join. Every new member 
means increased interest and increased financial supp<:)rt for 
a program which is proving itself of definite value in a 
world confused and baflled. The experience of the National 
League for Woman's Service in World War Number One 
was dramatic, its service since then in the interim of peace 
has been equally valuable but less dramatic. In a new era 
it once more finds itself "news," but the difference is that 
now its experience of the past has added dependability and 
technique to a desire to be of service. The result is effi' 
ciency. Membership in the ranks of such an organisation is 
something to be cherished. In the glory of the whole each 
unit shines, and all who belong may have the satisfaction 
of knowing that in their name fellow-members are serving 
"for God, for Country, for Home." 

^ The Pantr>' Sale brings consumer and producer to- 
gether for the benefit of the club exchequer. Some one 
has asked if gifts are limited to things which can be used 
later on, such as jellies and jams. Not at all! Anything for 
delicatessen or bakery shelf, anything for cuisine or dining 
table, anything for decorative effect of a festive board will 
be gratefully received by the Committee. Dainties for today 
and tomorrow are asked. Every gift adds to the proceeds. 
The list of suggested items appears elsewhere in the Maga- 
zine. On November 1 8th the Pantry Sale's success will de- 
pend equally upon those who have given of their art of 
axiking and thtjsc who have come to buy for their pantry 
shelves. 

^ On October fifteenth a member of the Board of Direc- 
tors of the National League for Woman's Service 
passed away. Mrs. Timothy Hopkins will be remembered 
by most for her interest in and philanthrophy for Stanford 
University, but to us in the League her service in the Na- 
tional Defenders' Club in the last war and her later interest 
on the Board of Directors of the National League for 
Woman's Service at .■;.V^ Kearny Street ( 1920- 192. -i) will 
long be an inspiration to us who follow after. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — NOVEMBER. 1941 



NEW MEMBERS' TEA 

NOVEMBER 7 

First impressions are important. This tea in honor of 
new members gives opportunity to introduce the club- 
house facilities to those who have been sponsored for 
membership. The various departments of the build- 
ing will be open for inspection and the privileges of 
each will be explained by volunteers. The President 
and Board of Directors will be present to greet those 
who have joined the National League for Woman's 
Service of California since a similar tea last May. As 
the purposes and Ideals of the League are being 
brought Into action In this national crisis, this organi- 
zation is particularly happy to welcome on this occa- 
sion those who come to share Its program of Service 
and Co-operation. 

SYMPHONY TEA 

NOVEMBER 27 

Each year it is the pleasure of the National League for 
Woman's Service to welcome to its Clubhouse, the 
Women's City Club of San Francisco, Monsieur and 
Madame Monteux and members of the San Francisco 
Symphony Orchestra. Each year those who greet 
these guests are rewarded with a happy afternoon 
with friends and are charmed with word of the sum- 
mer vacation of Monsieur and Madame Monteux, as 
brought to us by Madame Monteux. Once again on 
November twenty-seventh we look forward to a tea 
of a pattern we have grown to love. 



NOVEMBER, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



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For many months members have set aside the day 
when they will provide the Club with the finest of their 
culinary talents. We have already received a wonder- 
fully generous supply of non-perishable food products, 
together with pledges for many dainty surprises which 
must be brought at the last minute. 

Jams, Jellies, Conserves, Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Fruit 
Cake, Plum Puddings, Nuts, Fruits, Mince Meat, Eggs, 
Honey, Cheese, Candy, Gadgets for the Kitchen, 
Table Decorations and Everything Imaginable. 

Plan now to enjoy the day at the Club. Plan too, to take 
advantage of this opportunity by laying In a supply of 
the many delicious foodstuffs offered for sale. . . . 
Remember, each contributor Is staking her culinary 
genius on the success of the Pantry Sale. . . . Don't let 
them down. Plan now to come and plan to do your part 
to make this Pantry Sale a real success. 



plan to have luncheon and dinner at the Club 



CLUB MAGAZINE — NOVEMBER, 1941 



been harvested at the peak of their freshness and put into 



EAT WITH 
PLEASURE 

by Katherine R. Smith 



^ Today our nation is becoming more conscious of the 
fact that improved nutrition should reach into every 
community and every home. We are told that poor nutri- 
tion isn't always the result of a lack of funds to purchase 
the right foods; part of our population has suificient food 
but does not select it properly. 

Most people, I believe, want to eat what is best for them, 
but they want to eat food that they enjoy. They prefer to 
eat good food without giving too much thought to its various 
constituents. The homemaker has the responsibility of plan- 
ning a well-selected diet and seeing that the foods are pre- 
pared for both optimum nutrition and optmium appetite 
appeal. 

This sounds like a tremendous job, and it is just that. The 
planning of three meals a day — every day — is a task for 
anyone, and when you add to that the responsibility of 
seeing that the family gets the correct foods, it is, I believe 
you will agree, an even bigger job. However, I feel that if 
we follow a few simple rules in menu planning we will 
find we have the necessary food elements xxathout thinking 
of them separately. 

Let us review what leading nutritionists tell us we should 
include in our daily diet : 

Milk: 1 quart for each child, 1 pint for each adult. 

Leafy, green or yellow vegetable: 1 serving or more. 

Citrus fruits, tomatoes, or fruit or vegetable high in vita- 
min C: 1 serving or more. 

Potatoes, other vegetables, or fruit: 2 or more servings. 

Eggs: 1 each day, if possible, or at least 3 a week. 

Lean meat, poultry, fish : 1 or more servings. 

Cereals and bread: 2 servings or more. 

Some fat and some sweeta 

Planning the daily diet to meet these requirements can 
be made easier by using canned foods. We all know that 
canned foods are economical and convenient. There is no 
waste, no need for preparation through tedious peeling, 
paring, or coring. We know further that they compare fav- 
orably in nutritive value with other cooked foods. For 
canned foods are just fresh foods cooked — foods that have 



By using canned foods you can bring variety into your 
menus because there are more than 350 kinds and combina- 
tions of foods available in cans. These include: vegetables, 
76; fruits, 48; fruit and vegetable juices, 20; fish and shell- 
fish, 34; meats, 30; soups, 60 or more. Besides, many dif- 
ferent kinds of specialties and entrees are canned. You could 
have a difi^erent kind of canned food for every day of the 
year, and not exhaust the possibilities. 

Now to get to our job of planning an appetizing, well- 
balanced diet. If it seems difiicult to use the daily require- 
ment of milk, just remember that drinking it is not the only 
way to get this beneficial food into your system. Why not 
use some in sauces to make creamed foods, or in the form 
of cheese? Canned foods combined with cream sauce or 
cheese make excellent scalloped and casserole dishes. Serve 
a canned cream soup or use it in baked foods. 

For the leafy, green or yellow vegetable, just check over 
the canned vegetables that fit into this group on sale in your 
neighborhood grocery. You will be surprised how many 
there are — asparagus, green and wax beans, peas, spinach 
and other greens, carrots, corn, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and 
squash, just to name a few. 

Serve them buttered, creamed and in combination with 
other foods. Be sure to serve the liquid; it, too, is nutritious. 
To butter canned vegetables, drain the liquid into a sauce 
pan and reduce, by rapid boiling, to about half. Add the 
vegetable, butter, and salt and pepper to suit taste. Cook 
only long enough to heat through. The liquid may he re- 
duced, too, and used in sauce for creaming vegetables and 
in making casseroles and scalloped foods. For variety as 
well as for good health combine chilled canned vegetables 
with crisp salad greens for a tossed salad. 

It is a simple thing to get food with high vitamin C con- 
tent into the daily menu. Many like to start their breakfast 
with it, but it can be just as palatable and appropriate for 
any meal. It may be in the form of canned orange, grape- 
fruit, pineapple, or tomato juice, or a mixture of juices; or 
it may be served simply as a fruit or vegetable. Again, re- 
member that it may be served alone or in combination with 
other foods. 

For the other vegetables or fruits, the canning industry, 
as I have already indicated, offers a very wide selection that 
will suit each individual's requirements. 

Do remember, too, that there are more ways of serving an 
egg than by boiling or frying. Most of us get more eggs, 
unconsciously, than we realize. They are used in salads, 
baked foods, and desserts. I have rarely heard of a family 
objecting to an upside-down cake made with eggs in the 
cake part and a favorite canned fruit mixture for the bot- 
tom (or top) . Here is a hint for the next upside-down cake : 
Add a half orange in thin slices (leave the rind on) to the 
canned fruit. Another hint: Try baking it in a ring mold or 
an angelfood cake pan. Serve it at the table with whipped 
cream piled in the center. Please the eye as well as the taste. 

In choosing the lean meat, (Continued on page 28) 



NOVEMBER, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



LIVESTOCK 

EXPOSITION 

PROGRAM 



^ The Grand National Livestock Exposition — Cream 
of the livestock world's show herds. A horse show 
of national caliber. A rodeo with the country's top ranking 
performers competing. Cash premiums and awards of more 
than $72,000. 

Add to all these, glittering arena entertainment and you 
have this inaugural national livestock exposition, to be held 
in San Francisco's new $2,500,000 "Cow Palace," from 
November 15-22. 

And, while everyone agrees that it will be a great show, 
a deeper significance is attached to the Exposition. This 
has to do with the world's desperate need for more meats, 
dairy products and fats. 

George N. Keyston, president of No. lA District Agri- 
cultural Association, the State of California agency spon- 
soring the Exposition, declared today that the Grand Na- 
tional will play a "vital part" in the Government's nation- 
wide campaign to produce less cotton and wheat and more 
livestock. 

"Secretary of Agriculture Wickard has said that ftxad 
will win this war and write the peace," said Keyston. "The 



Secretary's program assumes gargantuan proportions when 
we realize that he has asked the nation's farmers to increase 
their 1942 production of beef, dairy products, pork and 
lard all the way from 11 to 15 percent. 

"The livestock man has two ways in which to increase 
his production," Keyston continued. "He may breed, buy or 
feed more animals, or he may increase the quality of his 
herd. The latter is by far the most economical and beneficial 
manner of insuring this increase. 

"The average agriculturist does not have time to travel 
all over the West in search of seed stock to improve his 
herds. Here is where the livestock exposition plays a vital 
role. At the exposition he will find collected the finest seed 
stock in the country. With little time or expense wasted, 
he may choose the animals he wants to fit his own par- 
ticular needs." 

Meanwhile, livestock producers all over the nation have 
been sending in their entries for the Grand National, R. J. 
Welch, manager of the livestock division revealed. To date, 
$47,341 in cash awards have been posted for the livestock 
division alone. Of special interest to dairymen is the State 
Herd classification which has been added to all the other 
classes ordinarily seen in a livestock show. Cash awards of 
$500 for each of the dairy breeds, Holstein-Friesian, Jer- 
seys, Guernseys and Ayrshires have been posted in the 
State herd class. There is no additional entry fee for this 
class, and it is proving an added incentive for dairymen 
who ordinarily do not enter into show competition. 

Another feature of the Grand National Livestock Ex- 
position will be the auction sale. Beginning at 9 A. M., 
Wednesday, November 19, there will be an auction sale 
of individuals and pens of five registered Hereford bulls 
and heifers. At 9 A. M., Thursday, November 20, there 
will be an auction sale of fat and feeder cattle, fat hogs and 
sheep. Colonel Fred Reppert will conduct the auctions. 

With $18,000 in cash awards (Continued on [^dge 24) 




CLUB MAGAZINE — NOVEMBER, 1941 



MUSIC 

IN OUR LIVES 
TODAY 



bv Esther l\nvcll 



1^ As tlu- U>41 jc,>#4>n ot oivr.i Jr.iws lo ,i v-K\-;i.- witli 
(XTtonnanccs which on vvotl Kust ot" artistic triumphs 
and capacity houses, one may pause in rctnv<poct and ask 
why it is that music plays such an imj-n^rtant part in our 
hws tixlay. The answer is a simple one. It is Ivcause in this 
war torn world, with it horr\irs and hittenu-ss, music which 
a\osnii;<.'# no race or cived giKS sublimely on it way, sriviny; 
us Kauty and aniras^' and ho|X' t\ir the tuturc. This is 
detinitely evidenced by the incaMsc in attendance at the 
opera and concerts offered all over the country-. Music will 
tide us thtxHis;li the mixxJs and anxieties which may Iv 
ahead of us all tor tliere is rhytlim in the pulse beat and 
\vc long in imagination to Iv part ot" music, ewn though 
v\v are only listeners. Howvver, it is and always has Ivcn 
taken tor granted as pan of our lives, without a rvalication 
of how essential it is. for it givs along Iv-side us through 
our joys and si>rrows froni childhixxl on. 

Then there is the more practical side of li.iving an out 
standing scas^Mi of opera and symphony. The folKnving 
n-soKition passed by the IVxirvl of Directors of the Chamber 
of C<Mnmerce avently sivaks for itself: 

WHEREAS; the San Francisai Ofvra Company, ivp 



iiwntiiig three hundred piincipals. chorus incmbers, 
ballet dancers, mu.sicians and technicians, is celebrating 
Its nineteenth anniversary with a thirty one jx-rformance 
txHir ot the Paeitic Ctxist, thereby bringing great distinc- 
tion to San Francisai and the music and cultural center 
of the West: and 

WHEREAS, the aMupany has visited the Pacitic 
Noithwesc. bringing grand o[x-ra by a major company 
to such cities as Seattle and Portl.md for the fii-st time in 
moa- than a decade; anvi 

WHEREAS, the season in San Francisco brings 
lluHis,uids o( tuit of town visitors and stimulates all lines 
oi business and trade 

THEREFORE. BE IF RESOLXED that the Bvurd" 
o\ Oiivctors of the San Francisco Chamlvr of Commerce 
commend the San Francisai 0|x-ra Assix-iation on its 
.K-hievements. and ui-ge business firms and the public to 
give every nieasuiv of suppirt and help to the further- 
ance of its success. 

While the opera sea.svMi still lingers in our memory an- 
other musical ta-at awaits us as our symplxmy season opens 
on December ^. And then wv must not forget other music 
gamp's fonning stepping stones to our musical pwgrcss. 
There arc many of them. To mention a tew, there is the 
San Francisco Conservatiir>' of Music, the Pacific Musical 
S^viety, San Francisai Mu.sical Club. The C<imposcrs' 
Forum. CAimmunity Music Scluxil. the S,in Francisai String 
Quartet and San Francisai Trio and the Wixxivx-ind En- 
semble. All are playing a [wrt in the music pattern of our 
city and developing high standards of music appreciation 
which is a great stimulus to the larger music grou|-^ and 
s;\vs to attain the high standard of ix-rfection which they 
have achieved. 

And S!0 let us Ix- grateful and proud that we are a music 
center and that we have such a fine season o( symphony and 
o(x-ra Ixvause it is a definite contribution to our civic and 
spiritual life. 



FRllWY .\FTERNOON 

December ^ 
December 1 2 
Januar>' ^ 



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January' 

January 

February- 

Febrviary 

February 

March 
March 
March 
April 



Opunino Concerts 

MiRi.\Nt SoLoviEFF. Violiiiist 

looR Str.\\\insky. Guest Conductor . 

16 OrCHESTR.\L PRO(.;R.\Kt . 

2> N.\OL'M BuxnER, "VioHnist 

o ~iNO FR.^NCESa^TTl, Violinist 

20 Ch.\rlej; O'Coxnell. Guest Conductor 

2"' Four Pi.\xo Ensemble . 

IWLIES ER.\NT;. RfPOLPH C.\NI. ElK^ENE LIST. I 

t^ Orchestr.\l Pri.xir.\m . 

20 X'lapimir HoROwrr:. Pianist 

27 Artir Rubinstein. Piani,st 

17 Closing Concerts 



S.\TUROAV EVENING - S:.^0 

December 6 
December 1.^ 
January" 10 
Januarv- 17 
January 24 
Februar>' 7 
February 21 
. . . February- 28 



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March 7 

March 2 1 

March 28 

April IS 



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CU."B MAG.\ZIN£ — .VO\'EMB£R. 1941 



MURAL 

PAINTING 

CONTRIBUTES 

by Lloyd Meiere Bowers 




1^ Every American woman should be interested in the 
welfare of our men in service. I know every member 
of The National League for Woman's Service must be par- 
ticularly so, with the Defenders' Club in our Auditorium 
such a good example of what can be done. Those of us 
who are in personal contact with our "Defenders" must 
be gratified by their constant expression of appreciation of 
what the Club means to them. Every one must realize the 
importance on the morale of our Army and Navy of the 
atmosphere that surrounds the leisure time of the men in 
uniform. With the dominant decorative note in The De- 
fenders' Club the curtain which was designed by my sister, 
Hildreth Meiere, and given to the Club in memory of our 
mother, Mrs. Ernest Meiere, I have been asked to speak of 
her contribution to the Defense program. The story could 
be far more ably told but not more pridefuUy. 

Her artistic achievements, among them the Nebraska 
State Capitol, the Academy of Sciences Building in Wash- 
ington, D. C, the Jewish Synagogue in New York City, 
and recent decorations for the Municipal Center Building 
in Washington, D. C, are too numerous to name here. 
They make an impressive Ust but it is another slant of her 
work — • her organization of group work — that I think 
is so interesting at this particular time when there is the 
need for every one in the country to do something accord- 
ing to his or her own particular talent. 

During the past winter, my sister and a group of mural 
painters designed, executed, and donated five murals for 
the new Army YMCA in Anniston, Alabama, where many 
of the New York troops were stationed. It was their united 
contribution to the Defense Program. When my sister 
asked what type of decoration was wanted, she received 



the following wire which I think is priceless and well worth 
quoting, "We would like one mural to depict the Spiritual, 
Educational, Social and Physical aspects of the Youth Pro- 
gram, with a touch of Patriotism." Rather a large order, 
but beautifully solved, for the bleak walls came to life. The 
map of the United States shows the nine Army Corps 
Areas shadowed by the American eagle. Done in simple, 
harmonious and rather grayed color, it is a very stunning 
decoration. The success of these murals caused the YMCA 
to engage substantially the same artists to decorate their 
new Social Hall at the Navy YMCA at Norfolk, Virginia. 
This undertaking was a formidable one, involving eight 
large historic paintings and two smaller ones. The artists 
could not afford to do this job gratis, so they asked for and 
received a modest sum which defrayed the actual costs of 
material, with a token payment to each artist based on the 
time he had actually spent on the job. Some were able to 
devote only a few hours now and then to the work, while 
others painted early and late during the month of June. 
The time-card showed seven hundred and fifty hours spent 
on the execution of the actual paintings. (The time on the 
research and the making of the sketches was not counted.) 
My sister told me it was an interesting and collaborative 
effort. Each artist did what he was asked to do, whether 
on his own design or some one else's, and prompted by a 
genuinely patriotic motive of service, the work went for- 
ward in a spirit of comradeship and good-will that made it 
a pleasure for all concerned. The ten paintings, done di- 
rectly on Walltex, give some of the high spots in the history 
of Norfolk and its immediate vicinity. Selected from a 
book published at the time of the 1936 Bicentennial they 
depict: 



NOVEMBER, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



Pocohontas Saving the Life of Capt. John Smith, The 
Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, The Visit of La- 
fayette, Farraguts Training School on the U. S. S Alert, 
The Raising of the Confederate Flag, The Battle of the 
Monitor and the Merrimac, The Capitol at Williamsburg 
Qimpletcd, Stephen Decatur and Chaplain Adams Lay 
Out the Fortifications of the Chesapeake, Map of Norfolk 
and Vicinity, Seals of Norfolk and the YMCA. 

While the Battle of the "Monitor"" and the ■"Merrimac"' 
was an obvious subject to choose for one of the Murals, my 
sister had a further interest in its execution for she is the 
eldest great-grandchild of Admiral Franklin Buchanan who 
commanded the Merrimac in the first day's fight. A photo- 
graph of this painting published in a New York paper, 
mentioned her relationship to the ""Merrimac"" Commander. 
Mrs. John Worden, of Newport, R. L, saw the article and 
called on my sister in her studio. She is the widow of a 
grandson of the commander of the Monitor. Last month 
Hildreth christened a destroyer ""The Buchanan," the sec- 
ond one named in honor of our great grandfather. (The 
first Buchanan was one of the fifty destroyers turned over 
to the British.) 

Another interest of my sister for the welfare of the men 
in uniform is Chaplain equipment. Working through 
""Friends of the Soldiers and Sailors Committee" (Mr. 
Thos. J. Watson, Chairman), she has organized the artists 



to submit sketches for small folding altar pieces that lend 
dignity, beauty, and a religious atmosphere to the religious 
services. These designs are in accordance with the precepts 
of the denominations represented in our armed forces. 
E.xecuted on wotid, with gilded jesso, the one designed by 
Hildreth for the Jewish services has great beauty, simplicity, 
and richness. 

I have seen this group of irtists in action, and was 
privileged to work with them in R<Kkefeller Center, a year 
ago last June. (I painted the plain part.) In the days of 
France's desperate need they donated their time and dec- 
orated the French Cafe, and the English Bar in the Plasa. 
Their fee was an ambulance for France, delivered however 
to England. These artists worked, not when they felt like 
it, but at the only time available — when the restaurants 
were closed, from midnight to seven A. M. In less than ten 
days, or nights, rather, both jobs were done. Through my 
sister's effort two mobile feeding units were sent to Eng- 
land (one in memory of Mr. Ernest Peixoto) . 

There is much to do, and organized effort achieves the 
best results. Though we may not all have outstanding 
talents, as these mural painters have, we all have time that 
we can give. We belong to an organization which has an 
enviable reputation, for its valuable service during the 
World War — The National League for Woman's Service. 
Through its activities the time we can give in this National 
Emergency will be well directed. 




CI.UB MAGAZINE — NOVEMBER. 1941 



NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR WOMAN^S SERVICE OF CALIFORNIA 




The Questionnaire 
Explained... 



In 1917 every member of the National League for Woman's 
Service was enrolled in the services of the hour according 
to her training and her interests. The questionnaire she 
signed was her pledge to do her "bit," if and as the need 
should arise. The aggregate of that enrollment was a tre- 
mendous force for service. Out of it grew ten National De- 
fenders' Clubs, classes in training in diverse subjects in com- 
munities throughout the State and Nation, and a survey of 
potential woman power which later supplemented every 
department of the Council of Defense and American Red 
Cross. 

Now, twenty-five years later, the National League for 
Woman's Service of California again calls upon its member- 
ship for enrollment as to personal qualification for help in a 
National Defense program. Again every member will be 
needed, but today not every member is known to the Board 
of Directors. Each member becomes the more valuable as 
her talent is brought into play. The questionnaire on the op- 
posite page will point the way to the right person for the right 
service as the League responds to one after another of the 
defense calls. 

If a member feels she cannot give personal service, she 
can perhaps lend equipment for use in possible emergen- 
cies ahead or assistance in ways not yet foreseen, and cer- 
tainly she can be of help in making the survey of the organi- 
zation complete. It is earnestly hoped that every present 
member of the National League for Woman's Service will 
answer the questionnaire on the opposite page, sign and re- 
turn it immediately to 465 Post Street. This will be her im- 
mediate contribution to the reputation of the National League 
which is responding so efficiently in the present crisis, as 
upon experience it builds its plan of training for whatever 
may come. 



SERVICE ENROLLMENT BLANK 
NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR WOMAN^S SERVICE OF CALIFORNIA 

State Headquarters, 465 Post Street, San Francisco 
IN SIGNING THIS ENROLLMENT BLANK, I ACCEPT THE MORAL OBLIGATION WHICH IT IMPLIES 



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(Write your present occupation on first line) 


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If needed, can you give full time? Part time? Number of Hours Morn., Aft., Evening 

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AFFILIATION 


Clubs 


Organizations 


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Equipment owned which might be a\ail.il>lc in emergency — such as Adding Machine, Aeroplane, Automobile, Lalxjr-Savin^ 

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SERVICE AND TRAINING 

Answer these questions by placing the mark indicated after the proper subjects 
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Administrative Work 

Business Manager 

Forewoman 

Housekeeper 

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Secretary 

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Supervisor 



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Dairying or Farming 

Fruit Picking 

Gardening or Poultry Raising 



\viation 

Pilot 
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Commercial Art 

Drafting 
Drawing 
Engraving 
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Short Hand 



communication 

Signalling 
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)ay Service 
Day 

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domestic Service 

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Companion 

Cook 

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inance 

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Transcribing 

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Publicity 

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POETRY PAGE 




DERELICTS 

He is gone; the sad, the homeless one! 

Gapper his skin as a foreign sun. 

He that was washed on a ship's tall spar 

More dead than alive through the wind-choked bar . . . 

So many a day and year it seems 

He walked in moody shadow dreams, 

A creature of water and broken foam 

Whose tongue could name neither kinsmen nor home. 

On stormy nights he would hug the shore 

As though wind and water held a door 

Greener than lashings spumed to the skies 

That he would unlock to his brooding eyes. . . 

We of the village heard him shout; 

Deeper the tide rips closed about. 

Scarce could we see the unflung hand 

For wind and water and rolling sand. 

But twisted in sea weed, riding the gale 

Were splintered spar and a ragged sail! 

— Clare Aven Thomson. 

PRESCIENCE 

The fishing village rubbed its eyes again 

And peered out early — whaler John was due. 

. . . His young bride said that night, "Tomorrow, then," 

But his old dog howled eerily — Tige l{new'. 

— Jo Hartman. 



Edited by Florence Keene 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AT NIGHT 

What will the night reveal? 
What magnitude 
Of countless fisher eyes . . . 
Of bright foam spewed 

From maw of freighter . . . yawl . . . 
From silver net? 
What colors subtly run 
Chrysoprase to jet 

Will sparkle in the mist 
(Sharp-spun as thistle) 
To liner of the night 
Or ferry whistle? 

Who shall give answer 
To the sum of these 
Is lover of vast 
Interminable seas! 

^Clare Aven Thomson. 

HEIMWEH 

Beneath the graceful pepper tree, 
Beside the pleasant vine. 
My heart is longing for the sea 
And for a wind-blown pine. 

The mocking birds in coverts high 
Of things seductive sing. 
But give to me the keening cr>' 
Of gulls upon the wing. 

I know when fading tones attest 
The twilight from afar 
That over Tamalpais' crest 
There scintillates a star. 

O happy Southland, summer sweet, 
To love thee is my fate ! 
But more I love the tides that beat 
Across the Golden Gate. 

— Martha Trent Tyler. 



SKY-FIRE 

The sun is dropped into the sea. But yet 
The cosmic fires redden in the skies 
To burn the beauty of another day 
Upon the heaven's altars, as it dies. 

So, when at last my soul has gone the way 
Of all suns, and is swallowed in the sea. 
Will there be something I have thought, or said. 
Or done, burn on like sky-fire, after me? 

— Robert Waldrop. 



Clare Aven Tho.mson. formerly of Aberdeen. Wash., has lived in San Francisco for the 1^.(1 twelve years, and has an antique shop 
on Divisadero Street. She has had poems in many leading periodicals. • Martha Trent Tyler lived in San Francisco for a time. 
returning to her former home, Birming/idm. Alabama, several years ago. • Jo Hartman is a San Francisco poet whose wor}{ has 
appeared m i'er.se magazines. • Robert Waldrop is the nephew of Uda Waldrop and the great grandson of Capt. Henry Delano 
Fitch, whose courtship and marnage to Josefa CarriUo was one of early California's hi.^toniral rotnunces ^Henry Fitch was later given 
a gram of land by the Mexican goiemment, on a part of which the town of Heald.sbtirg now stands). He iforJ^ed for Sherman (f 
Clay m San Francisco, then uent to l^ew Tor\ City as a radio announcer for KPO. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — NOVEMBER. 1941 



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Rag Bag 

My grandmother's rag bag "begat" my 
dolls. My mother's rag bag produced my 
early school clothes, and my rag bag grew 
into rugs for our first home when I was a 
bride. Today I have no rag bag. 

Is it because there is always someone 
needing what I cast off or is it because I 
have nothing worth putting in a bag? 
Were there fewer people waiting for hand- 
medowns in the old days or did we have 
more things worth saving? 

Could it be that we have lost the art of 
saving? Frankly, I think so. Not long ago 
a woman brought forth a broken button 
and interrupted a bridge game to ask if 
anybody had one to match. Of course no 
one did. Years ago we would all have gone 
home, looked in our button bags and some 
one of us would have found the duplicate. 

I immediately wanted to cut off all the 
buttons from my husband's clothes and 
start a collection of assorted varieties. For- 
tunately, for him, my husband had taken 
his clothes and flown home. And my clothes 
have zippers. Anyway, the request made me 
pause and think. 

The more I pondered the more clearly I 
realized that my entire wardrobe belonged 
in a rag bag, but even if I put in there I no 
longer knew how to utilize it. I blushed 
with shame and silently asked my grand- 
mother's forgiveness. 

I have forgotten how to make rugs; on 
Calle Florida there are those charming 
Mary Lou dolls; I can buy Junior's clothes 
so much better than I can make them and 
sister has outgrown any such homemade 
ideas. Isn't it a pity? And I use new ma- 
terials for the Red Cross. 

I tried to remember what had happened 
to my old clothes for the past few years 
and a strange procession of maids, cooks 
and porteros walked off in my memory, in 
my clothes, with hardly a thank you. Surely 
some one could have used them to better 
advantage, my mother for instance. 

In our attic at home there were trunks 
full of Cinderella possibilities, boxes of lace, 
odd bits of ribbon. On rainy days we could 
always dress up to our heart's content. Re- 
member how Scarlett O'Hara saved the 
plantation and caught a husband in old 
green velvet portieres? 

And we haven't even a rag bag, much less 
a trunk full of treasures. We can't even 
find a bit of string when we want to tie up 
a package. 

Perhaps apartment living has made stor- 



age space scarce. Maybe travelling has made 
extra trunks a burden. Maybe we wear our 
clothes longer. Maybe we are more extrava- 
gant. 

I am sure we give away too thoughtlessly, 
instead of handing out last year's model to 
the mucama just because she is on hand, 
why not make an effort to find the person 
who can use it to advantage, the group 
which is calling for contributions or the 
agency which handles charity? Why not 
make something out of the cast-offs our- 
selves? Vogue patterns offers lots of inter- 
esting combinations. 

Why not? Because we are lazy, restless 
and otherwise engaged. It requires patience, 
time and solitude to produce worthwhile 
results and most of us are never at home. 
It is not fashionable to be thrifty in Buenos 
Aires, it isn't customary to cut down or 
make over. Working alone, at home, isn't 
done. 

With a shortage of silk stockings looming 
in the U. S. I begin to take fresh hope. 
Wearing cotton stockings, or no stockings 
at all, maybe we will dispense with hats and 
gloves and return to the rag bag era. I'm 
going to start mine tomorrow. Today I 
have a tea and a cocktail party. 

— Lavender and Old Lace. 

From "The Bulletin Board" of the 

American Women's Club, Buenos Aires, 

Argentina. 

A Small Fossil 
Footstep 

A frightened footfall on the strand 

A fragile step upon the beach; 

Aeons ago you touched the sand 

And left this imprint here, to teach 

Races unborn your history and kind. 

Poor, startled thing, were you too late 

To save yourself from doom most wild? 

Or were you running to your mater; 

Or after some poor, weaker thing 

To eat, and then be satisfied? 

Were you as gay as bird on wing 

Or doomed to die in agony? 

Your tread so lightly left on shore 

Has hardened since to mountain stone. 

How can I puzzle any more 

About that day so far dim gone 

When you soft touched the yielding ground 

With joy, fear, fright; I do not know. 

The past is silent, void of sound, 

And you are naught so long ago. 

— Edith Hecht. 



NOVEMBER, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



I HAVE BEEN READING 



The Missing Half; by Augusta HuieU 
Seaman. D. Appleton-Ccntury Company, 
Inc. $2.00. Reviewed by Philcta Fitz- 
gerald. 

The Luck of the Comstocks; a story of 
Block Island; by Maribelle Cormac\ and 
William P. Alexander. Appleton-Cen- 
tury. $2.00. Reviewed by Stella Hunting- 
ton. 

Hi(;hway to Valour: by Margaret Duley. 
The MacMillan Company. $2.?0. Re- 
viewed by Grace Noble Johnson. 

^ When Midge, Don and Janet moved 
with Mother and Cramp into an old man- 
sion built by a several times great uncle 
in the early seventeen hundreds, they moved 
right into the middle of a mystery story 
that will delight older boys and girls. Midge 
is too young to be trusted with the secret 
but Don and Janet set themselves to solving 
the mystery. For if they succeed they may 
prove that the property belongs to Cramp 
and not to cantankerous old Cousin Eze- 
kiel. The mystery is finally solved but not 
as one expects and not without the help of 
everyone including Midge. Even Tarby. 
the cocker spaniel, contributes his share. 
Before the solution there is a secret stair- 
way, a tunnel, the queer feud between 
Cramp and Cousin Zeke, strange noises in 
the attic at night, the ruined drawing 
room, the Gilbert Stuart portrait of great- 
great aunt Peace, the journal of great-great 
uncle Thomas which throws some light on 
the mutilated deed and finally the deed 
itself only half of which can be found. 

Mrs. Seaman has made this type of 
mystery story for children her distinct 
province. The story, like her earlier ones, 
is a wholesome one with no horrors to 
disturb the imagination of an over-sensitive 
child. At the same time it has all the ele- 
ments that delight children. There is plenty 
of action in the mystery which keeps one 
on the edge of one's chair as it unfolds: 
there is a well-knit plot with everything 
falling into its place logically in the way 
children love and still with surprise after 
surprise so that even the most blase little 
follower of gangster movies and radio hor- 
ror serials can discover the joys of reading. 
The story has humor and best of all the 
characters are delightfully real and human. 
Moreover, the author insinuates a soupcon 
of American history but since it is an in- 
tegral part of the mystery the young reader 
will not suspect that he is being instructed. 

"The Missing Half " will be a great find 
for those who are looking for a Christmas 
gift for the child "who has everything." 



^ Christmas is coming, will be here be- 
fore you know it! If you have a young- 
ster of twelve to fifteen on your list the 
above book is sure to give pleasure. 

Maribelle Cormack, co-author with Wil- 
liam P. Alexander of the Luck, oj the Com- 
stodj-s reports that the maunscript was 
checked for accuracy by a sea captain, an 
astronomy professor, an archaeologist, and 
a botanist. "Attention Quiz Kids." 

Miss Cormack is a native of Buffalo. 
New York. She has been an assistant at 
the Buffalo Museum of Science and is now 
working in the Park Museum at Providence, 
Rhode Island. Mr. Alexander is also a 
museum worker and the two have written 
several books together before this one. 

Heather Comstocks father dies in the 
Isle of Wight, leaving her without relatives 




there and for heritage only the LUCK, a 
schooner that has belonged to the family 
for generations. With a crew of old sailors 
and Heather herself as skipper they cross 
the Atlantic and arrive in a dreadful storm 
at Block Island, off the coast of Rhode 
Island, where Heather's grandfather is the 
lighthouse-keeper. There begins a story of 
adventure and exploration that is full of 



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thrills as well as information, including the 
story of the New England hurricane of a 
few years ago; you almost feel that you 
have lived through that hurricane in that 
chapter! The story ends with the finding 
of a real treasure and is a most satisfactory 
book for young people. 

^ The setting of "The Highway to 
Valour"" — is Newfoundland — and 
throughout the story one feels the challenge 
of the sea, the rocky shores and the storms. 
Miss Duley, the author, was born in St. 
John"s and has lived there most of her life, 
which accounts perhaps for the vivid des- 
criptions that gave to this reader a feeling 
of its ruggedness and austerity. Perhaps 
too, it also accounts for her taking us back 
to the more fundamental meaning of life, 
which she expresses in simple, terse sen- 
tences. There is a touch of the mystic, too, 
because Mageila, the heroine, is the seventh 
daughter of a seventh daughter, with the 
gift of healing in her hands. 

A tragedy destroys Mageila's home, her 
parents, and with them her confidence in 
herself, and "The Highway to Valour"" is 
her journey back to meeting and conquering 
life. On this journey she is helped by in- 
teresting and individual characters — one 
of them is Mrs. Slater, a woman "with a 
bump on her back from stooping for her 
own maintenance."" Then her grandfather. 
Captain Dilke, who considered himself "in 
his late prime at eighty-two." Trevor Mor- 
gan, of the English Civil Service, who falls 
in love with Mageila, and as she responds to 
this love, she recaptures her ability to heal. 
This romance is a little out of the ordinary 
as it carries with it — besides a great depth 
of affection — a dignity and a restraint 
which is sustained to the end. 

The part of the book where Mageila is 
a governess in the Kirke household intro- 
duces other interesting characters — Mrs. 
Kirke, Moira, and that dear old dog Brin, 
who, despite his age and infirmities, "is 
always a gentleman." 

"The Highway to Valour"" is an unusual 
story, which will hold your interest from 
cover to cover. 



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NOVEMBER, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



California Palace 

of the Legion of Honor 

The California Palace of the Legion of 
Honor announces the following program of 
exhibitions and events for November: 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS 

Old Master Drawings from the Collec- 
tion of Le Roy M. Backus. Through No- 
vember 14th. 

Manners and Modes of Yesterday: A 
Pageant of Fashion from Pre-Civil War 
Days to 1890; fifty wood carvings. Through 
November 14th. 

Original Illustrations and Caricatures by 
Arthur Szyk. Through November 14th. 

E.\hibition of Paintings and Sculpture 
Sponsored by the Society for Sanity in Art. 
Opening November 1st. 

History in the Making: One Hundred 
Wood Engravings by American Artists of 
the Nineteenth Century. Opening Novem 
ber 15th. 

1 3 Watercolurists. Opening November 
15 th. 

Eugene Herman: "Time and the Monu- 
ments" (A Decorative Mural with Pre- 
liminary Sketches). Opening November 
17th. 

POPULAR LECTURES 

"A New Art Horizon: South America." 
Dr. Grace L. McCann Morley. Director, 
San Francisco Museum of Art. Sunday. 
November 2nd. at 4:00 p. m. 

"Color and Form." Mr. Rudolph Schaef • 
fer. Director, Schaeffer Studios. Sunday, 
November 16th, at 4:00 p. m. 

"Some Parallels Between Great Art and 
Great Music." Mr. Alexander Fried, Music 
and Art Critic, San Francisco Examiner. 
Sunday, November 30th, at 4:00 p. m. 

GALLERY TALKS 

"Techniques in Old Master Drawings." 
Dr. Robert Neuhaus. Sunday, November 
9th, at 4:00 p. m. 

"Eugene Herman: Painter of Nostalgia." 
Dr. Jermayne MacAgy. Sunday, November 
23rd, at 4:00 p. m. 

LITTLE THEATER 

Motion Pictures — Every Saturday at 
2:00 p. m. Admission free. 

Nov. 1 — Fail of the House of Usher. 
directed by Jean Epstein (1928). 

Nov. 8 — The Passion of Joan of Arc. 
directed by Carl T. Dreyer (1928). 

Nov. 1 5 — Rien Slue Les Heures. directed 
by Alberto Cavalcanti (1926). Berlin, the 
Symphony of a Great City, directed bv 
Walter Ruttmann (1927). 

Nov. 22 — Chang, directed and photo- 
graphed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest 
B. Shiedsack (1927). 

Nov. 29 — Hight Mail, produced by Basil 
Wright and Harry Watt (1936). Rhapsody 
in Steel, directed by F. Lylc Goldman 
(1935). 



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For Grand National Exposition 

(Continued from page 1 1 J 

posted, the Grand National Horse Show 
IS expected to attract the finest animals in 
the country. S. E. "Sammy" Kramer, found- 
er and for many years the manager of the 
Santa Barbara horse show, has been se- 
lected as its manager, and has announced 
a full division of 72 classes — with eight 
.$1,000 and three $500 division stakes, and 
$135 posted for each of the classes. 

In the rodeo division the country's top 
ranking performers will compete for $7,555 
in cash prizes. Principal rodeo divisions 
will be: bareback broncs, saddle broncs, 
Brahma bull riding, steer wrestling, and 
calf roping. Harry Rowel!, of Hayward, 
California, and Leo J. Cremer, of Big 
Timber, Montana, have been appointed 
rodeo stock contractors. 

Besides the horse show and rodeo pro- 
gram, the Association will present a full 
show of the most spectacular arena acts 
and features. 

Setting for the Grand National Live- 
stock Exposition is the magnificent, new 
$2,500,000 "Cow Palace," situated in Visi- 
tacion Valley, just outside of the city limits 
of San Francisco. This huge stadium, with- 
out pillar or post in the auditorium, seats 
1 2,000 people. Livestock men agree it is 
the finest show building anywhere in the 
world. 



Red Cross 

^ In these troubled days, we of the 
National League for Woman's Service 
are striving to make our various groups 
more efficient. 

The Red Cross unit has been functioning 
almost sixteen months. A splendid job has 
been done by both the knitting and sewing 
groups. However, we need many more 
workers for sewing. Just think, what could 
be accomplished were each one of you to 
try to interest another member in this work. 
Leave your names and telephone num- 
bers at the Executive Office if you are 
willing to help. 

Monday, Mrs. J. E. Fisher works on 
men's and boys' shirts. 

Tuesday, Miss Catherine Allen is ir 
charge. 

Wednesday and Thursday chairmen are 
needed. 

Friday, Mrs. Margaret Smith is in 
charge. 

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Fall Tables Show 

World's Great Crystal Designs 

^fe New York has its Fashion Futures to 
introduce and dramatize what women 
will wear immediately after that great Fash- 
ion Show. San Francisco has its table set- 
ting exhibit at Gump"s to dramat ze new 
trends just before the holiday season. And 
whereas New York's show may be en- 
livened by the sparkle of a diamond garter, 
San Francisco's event for this Fall, Novem- 
ber 4 through November 8. has its special 
feature. 

This year the Steuben Glass Company is 
presenting in Gump's Galleries its "Designs 
in Glass," one of the most beautiful groups 
of creations in crystal ever conceived here- 
tofore shown in museums, and now shown 
in the West for the first time. It was in 
19.18 that this group was first completed 
and the astounded world realized that great 
art could be so beautifully rendered by 
the craftsmen in crystal. Twenty-seven 
urns, va.ses, and bowls represent as many 



outstanding contemporary artists, including 
such famous painters as Matisse, Raoul 
Duffy, Grant Wood, Salvador Dali. Thomas 
Benton, and Marie Laurencin. 

Inspired by this glittering exhibit, 
Gump's thirty-six decorated tables will 
focus around three tables influenced by the 
Steuben glass designs of Thomas Benton (a 
grape festival table): John Steuart Curry (a 
harvest table); and Duncan Grant (wood- 
land table). In addition to these crystal- 
inspired tables will be others, a Bohemian 
table reminiscent of the Europe of Franz 
Joseph, an eagle table in red, white and 
blue, a Chinese table, and many others in- 
troducing startling new ideas and table- 
ware trends. 

The move toward all glass table settings 
Will be dramatized in three separate settings 
using glass plates as well as stemware. One 
of these will be an all-Steuben creation. 

All tables will be bright with the floral 
art of Podesta ii Baldocchi. The show 
goes on Tuesday, November 4, lasts all 
week, and all San Francisco is invited. 




Recent Anhals from the Orient 

New shipment of hanJ-wuvcn slippers from the Phil- 
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tu adult's. 

Rinf;s set with semi-precious stones, and containing; 
mysterious secret drawer. 

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and flattering, giving height where needed. 
Snoods of sheer veiling is a change, but not 
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Christmas 
Suggestions 

The captivating shop of Madam< 
Butterfly is Hteraliy teeming wit] 
'worth-'while suggestions for ih' 
early gift buyer. 



Recent importations include hun- 
dreds of bolts of the finest silks 
in fascinating colors. ... To our 
many patrons, whose custom it 
has been to give hand-tailored 
kimonos, pajamas and bed jack- 
ets at Christmas time, may be 
suggest you place your orders 
now for deliveries before Decem- 
ber 10. 

■ 
Precious Stones, Objects of Art, 
Ivory Figurines, Ivory Birds, 
Cloisonne, Pewter, Bowls for 
flower arrangements and all of 
the finer luxury gifts from the 
Orient. 

■ 

Just look and see the advance 
showing of distinctive and indi- 
vidual gifts for Christmas. 

Madame Butterfly 

^30 Grant Avenue — San Francisco 



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CHALLENGING YOU 
CLUB WOMEN 

Women's cluhs must face responsibilities — or ohlivion — 

says this newspaper commentator, whose widely syndicated 

column appraised the Federation's Program Boo\ as "the 

answer to every woman's prayer 



^ Recent SOS signals from imperiled 
Democracy have galvanized all wo- 
men's groups into action. What can we do? 
Leaving the small fry out of this — and by 
small fry I mean those clubs which exist 
only for their own pleasure and improve- 
ment — all organizations are leaving ado- 
lescence. From this time on they must as- 
sume mature responsibilities or degenerate 
into complete impotence and futility. 

I suppose every one has her pet notions 
about what the reforms shall be. Mine can 
he boiled won to two words: 
De-frost 
De-bunk 

The frigidaire attitude is passee. The day 
when it was considered a social achievement 
to belong to a national organization has 
ended since new ones are being formed at 
a rate swift enough to make your head 
swim. Feeling and acting "exclusive" does 
not fit into our concept of Democracy any 
more — or what is meant by the talk we 
hear about all-out aid. 

So the first business of the housecleaning 
brigade will be to sweep out certain 
mouldy ideas on club enlargement. Re- 
cruits should be invited to join for one 
reason only: because a particular organ- 



ization offers the best medium through 
which they can make a contribution to 
their community or nation, by permitting 
them to work with other women of similar 
aims. 

We should dust off the old objectives 
and see whether they are good enough 
to serve us in the future; open up win- 
dows to let light into the dark corners 
where our useless prejudices are hid, and 
pitch out of those same windows "the 
club woman mind" which, in its typical 
attitudes, is just about the most undemo- 
cratic mind you'll find between here and 
Berchtesgaden. Let me hasten to explain 
that it isn't the natural normal mind of 
the average American woman, but some- 
thing she's had foisted upon her. I'm con- 
vinced she doesn't like it even while de- 
fending it most hotly. Artificial poses be- 
ing easiest to discard, it won't be missed 
long. 

The process of de-frosting may require 
some ruthless self discipline. However, 
since our major objective is the strength- 
ening of Democracy, we may as well start 
using more democratic principles in our 
group activities. There are unlimited, un- 
tapped sources of feminine energy and 



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leadership in the land, which could literally 
change the world if women now barred 
from clubs might be coaxed into them. It 
will be hard going in some cases because 
the more intelligent are skittish of our 
deadly dull routines; others are timid about 
taking responsibility; still others simply 
aren't asked. 

Corsages, luncheons, banquets, the usual 
feminine folderol, must be soft pedaled, for 
they waste both money and energy. We eat 
too much and too often. Clubs exist for a 
purpose or they had better not exist at all, 
so the very first duty is to define our a'ms. 

Assuming ourselves to be alert women, 
those aims must be more admirable and un- 
selfish than the preservation of a group. 
Unless we give something to society, society 
has the right to scorn and ignore us. After 
the present crisis has passed my guess is 
that a good many old motives will be swept 
away. The club that keeps its prestige will 
be the one that practices Democracy within 
its own ranks and justifies its existence with 
good works as well as large membership 
rolls. 

De-bunking — meaning Hterally getting 
rid of buncombe — is a nasty business when 
applied to the other person. De-bunking 
ourselves, however, may prove an excellent 
device for development. It takes courage to 
look at your own faults and resolve to cor- 
rect them and clubs now face the ordeal. 
It's either that or ultimate oblivion. 

The mechanism of organization has 
grown so ponderous we're bogged down in 
routine quagmires. Thousands of useful 
women are occupied wholly with attending 
to club machinery. Everybody oils the 
wheels and it's so fascinating watching 
them go round, we don't notice that we're 
moving only in circles. 

For example, parliamentary rules, which 
are helpful for large conventions, are 
dragged in by the heels every time three 
or four come together to discuss neighbor- 
hood needs and as usual smother every idea 
they touch. Thus the letter, rather than the 
spirit, of the law absorbs us. and in many 
groups we find no vital spark of inspira- 
tion, no clarification of controversial ques- 
tions, no creative thinking. 

There is little to appeal to younger wo- 
men whose experience with college and 
with life has taught them to face facts. Yes, 
they want something real, and far too many 
clubs give them moonshine, in the form 
of abstractions, cultural pep. or unattain- 
able visionary goals. Young people want to 
have a part in determining the policies of 
the group to which they belong, and in 
discussing problems affecting them in gen- 
eral, 

I think the time is here when organi- 
zations which have served their purpose or 
that have no worthy purpose to serve 
.should di.sband. thereby releasing active but 

NOVEMBER. 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



loyal members for work in other groups. 

I am very glad to see that the Business 
and Professional Women put new emphasis 
on community needs, because the most 
conspicuous fault of the average club is its 
desire to spread over too much territory. 
Instead of doing one thing well, we half- 
do a hundred. 

We may and should stand for national 
reforms but unless we can point to im- 
provements in our communities, we have 
failed both as citizens and as club members. 
Making Democracy work at home means 
precisely what it says. Therefore, if you 
live in Wichita, Kansas, or Boise City, 
Idaho, your first duty is to see that free- 
dom and justice exist there instead of dash- 
ing around trying to set them up in Weft 
Virginia or Timbuctoo. Ignorance, intoler- 
ance, disease, poverty, injustice, and crime 
are rooted deep in every part of our coun- 
try. We won't get rid of them unless we 
start right where every clean-up must begin 
— in our own neighborhoods. If all the 
little local dangers to human dignity and 
freedom were removed, we could be less 
fearful about its larger ultimate safety. 

This, then, is what I feel about women",^ 
clubs. I believe we ought to stop being cogs 
in machines and become women once more, 
women whose hearts are set on making a 
better world. 

I should like to see fewer fine club houses 
erected for our own edification and more 
recreational centers built for young people 
— centers such as we are now providing for 
young men in training camps. Every com- 
munity has a crime problem because or- 
ganizations of both sexes have failed to 
provide wholesome places of amusement for 
boys and girls who often drift into evil 
ways through sheer boredom, and because 
we women are such a bunch of Mrs. Jelly- 
bys we will work feverishly to save the 
world while we let our own children go to 
the devil. 

And did you ever hear so much talk 
about co-operation? I hope after the war is 
over large groups will have learned to work 
together for certain noble causes in which 
all club women believe, such as better in- 
ternational understanding, a permanent 
peace structure, a more adequate educa- 
tional system, and the promotion of better 
ethical and moral standards for our nation. 
In these campaigns we cannot afford to 
divorce our efforts. Nor do I th nk wc can 
forever remain separated from men whose 
objectives are the same. When Democracy 
is saved — God speed the day — may it 
not be possible to perfect a union of mascu- 
line and feminine groups working for 
similar aims? I hope I shall live to witness 
the marriage. — Reprinted from Indcf^end- 
ent Woman, September. l'}4l. 



Holiday 
Decoration 

^Continued from page li) 

house — rows of them on a window ledge 
tucked in among small cones, giving a 
greeting to all who pass. Candles on the 
mantelpiece: candles on the table; some 
in their own individual holders, while the 
center of a wreath becomes a holder for a 
group of candles of varying heights, 

A more frivolous approach to decorating 
is the use of tinsel, cellophane, and Christ- 
mas tree ornaments carried from the tree 



to the table, garlands, and mantels. A 
group of highly colored balls tucked into 
the loop of a garland, piled high on the 
dining table wherever a touch of hghtness 
and color is needed. 

We have a wealth of native pine cones 
to work with, and among the larger ones 
arc the long slender sugar pine, the heavy 
digger and Coulter with their hooked tips, 
the redwood from the high Sierras (similar 
to those of the coast redwood but larger), 
the symmetrical cone of the Jeffrey, and the 
open yellow. A combination of these in a 
basket by the fireside is decorative and adds 
a sudden sparkle to your fire and spirits. 





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f Continued from page JO,/ 

poultry or fish for the day, we again find 
a wide selection available in cans. What"? 
necessary is to vary the menu by preparing 
different and attractive foods so that the 
family doesn't feel it is getting "the same 
old thing." It is a good thing for the bud- 
get, too, to think of canned meat, poultry, 
and fish for this purpose, because a pound 
can is a pound of food with no waste. 

I think that you will agree that once we 
have learned the general requirements we 
can have good and tasty food that fills our 
daily nutrition needs without thinking too 
much about it. We can have interesting, ap- 
petite-tempting food that IS a pleasure to 
eat. 

Building daily menus to include the foods 
given in the outline may be a bit difficult at 
first, but many of us arc eating these same 
foods without realizing it. It is a good idea 
to check up and see if we are getting the 
foods we should, and if we follow the out- 
line a few times in planning meals, it soon 
becomes habit. Be sure that there is variety 
in the menus and the method of serving the 
food. Have foods of different textures for 
each meal, different shapes, and of different 
colors. Many people do not seem to realize 
that meals ought to appeal both to the eye 
and to the taste. There's a world of differ- 
ence between the satisfaction one gets from 
a drcssed-up dish and from the same food 
scr\-ed plain. How uninteresting a meal is if 
we serve poultry which is white, along with 
mashed potatoes, cauliflower, and creamed 
onions. I'll grant this is an extreme example. 
Uninteresting, too, is the meal with round 
meat balls, round potatoes, and round Brus- 
sels sprouts. And every meal needs some- 
thing crisp. 

Here are menus for a day following the 
rules given. They furnish just one example 
of many possible menu combinations for 
cvery-day meals. 

Brea\fast 

Canned Stewed Prunes (or other fruit) 

Whole-grain, or enriched Cereal with Milk 

or Light Cream 

Toast Preserves 

Coffee 
Milk or Cocoa (for children) 

Luncheon 

Combined Creamed Corn and Mushroom 

Soup 

Salmon Salad on Crisp Greens 

Pineapple Sherbet 
Tea Milk (for children) 



Dinner 

Chilled Tomato Juice 

Roast Beet Baked Potatoes 

Creamed Spinach 

Buttered Shoestring Carrots 

Celery Curls 

Fruit Compote Cookies 

Coffee Milk (for children) 

Once again I should like to repeat that 
care in food preparation should be used. It 
is possible to purchase the finest of foods 
and then ruin them in the kitchen. Add 
individuality to foods, prepare them in the 
best and most interesting ways, and then 
enjoy them. 

London Convalesces 

By Di.ANA Forbes-Robertson 

Diana Forbes-Robertson is. of course, a 
daughter of the eminent British actor. Sir 
Johnston Forbes-Robertson, who died in 
1937. She is married to Vincent Sheean, 
distinguished American jourruiUst and 
author. If the foUowing article sounds a 
bit "breathless" this is understandable, as 
Mrs. Sheean has popped in from London 
by trans- Atlantic clipper. Incidentally, as 
may be observed by reading below, she is 
an author in her own right. 

1^ "What is the first thing a woman does 
after a bombing?" I was asked this by 
a woman at La Guardia airport almost the 
very minute after I arrived from London, 

"She has her hair fixed, and buys 
flowers," I replied. 

This may seem a frivolous answ-er, but 
unless death and destruction have actually 
come to your own family and home, it may 
be difficult to realize how true this is in its 
broad sense. You do something small, or- 
dinary and reassuring. 

The kind of questions that people have 
asked me have so often been about the 
small details of life in London in war-time. 
Everyone is familiar now with the essential 
facts of war life, whether they have been 
experienced or not — the organization of 
Air Raid Precautions, the Fire Brigade, the 
shelters; the fundamental feelings that 
everyone has of fear, or being able to get 
through it all in spite of fear, the determina- 
tion to win. 

A BIT SHAKY— BUT! 
But what happens after you have been 
bombed out? If you have money you spend 
the rest of the night at a hotel, or you may 
go to a friend's house, and sit talking rather 
shakily, probably drinking tea or quaffing 
a stiff drink. If you have "nowhere" to go 
there is the nearest rest-centre, usually aji 
old school, and there you can have a bed 



NOVEMBER. 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



and a meal, and get medical attention if 
you need it. And when you are rested, the 
billeting officer comes to take particulars, 
and to find you a temporary home in 
someone's house. My, how friendly people 
are! 

Telephones and telegraph are usually 
affected in a bombing, sometimes only in 
limited localities, so that one exchange in 
London may be able to telephone to another 
far off, but not to the neighboring area. It 
all depends upon what has been hit. and 
where. Families implore each other to com- 
municate immediately after a bombing — 
"you know how I worry, dear" — although 
the Government asks you to leave the 
wires free of personal messages. Often 
telegraphing is an impossibility anyway. 

THE DOUGHTY HOUSEWIFE 
Life in a London house or flat is very 
complicated nowadays, and many people 
have moved to hotels. To organize your 
food problems intelligently for the week it 
is necessary to have patience and some in- 
genuity. The morning is spent going from 
.shop to shop, getting in one place what you 
couldn't find in the one before. You are 
registered with one specific dealer for meat, 
sugar, butter, bacon, etc. — and all the other 
rationed foods — unless you have a travel- 
lers' ration book, which enables you to shop 
at any store, but you can only get this by 
proving that it is necessary for your work 
to travel from place to place. 

Apart from the problem of food the 
housewife has difficulties getting domestic 
help, as essential industries are calling up 
all the able-bodied women who register, and 
most girls are eager to be working more 
actively for defence. And the morning after 
a bombing when, perhaps, the gas-mains 
have been hit, and the water-mains as well, 
and the lights have gone, and there is glass 
all over the house and dust in everything. 
and the telephone won't work, and the milk 
is late because the dairy has been bombed 
— then, there is no more discouraging job 
than a housewife's! 

Hotel life is, of course, easier; for the 
guests, that is, not for the management. 
Some of the big hotels like the Savoy and 
the Dorchester are doing a more energetic 
business than ever before, especially those 
that have a steel and concrete construction. 
Food is plentiful but if you examine the 
menu, which at first sight looks incredibly 
lavish, you sec that disguised under beauti- 
ful names you have almost entirely unra- 
tioned foods, and very little meat. Included 
in unrationed foods are game, liver, sea 
foods, sausage meat. 

PRESSING— AND DEPRESSING 
In all its small details life is more com- 
plicated. Laundries and dry cleaners take 
much longer, and sometimes the shortage of 
chemicals for cleaning produces some de- 



pressing results in a favorite dress. Trans- 
port in all forms is curtailed, there are 
fewer trains running, and they are fuller 
and slower. When you arrive at the station 
the porters are very scarce, and very, very, 
old. But don't let any one of these oldsters 
think that you think he's decrepit! 

The buses and underground seem normal, 
but they are enormously reduced in num- 
ber. The thinning out of people in London 
has reduced the crowds that want to use 
them. Taxis during the daytime are plenti- 
ful, but at night in the mysterious blackout 
the melancholy cry of "Taxi" "Taxi" can 
be heard — often hopelessly — up and down 
the streets of the West End. Too often 
your plaintive cry is greeted with a derisive 
chuckle by those who have decided to walk 
it, and feel so superior. 

London has changed a lot in appearance. 
I had read every account of destruction by 
bombing before I got there a few months 
ago, but having been born and brought up 
there I suppose the picture of London as I 
had known it for so long was too indelibly 
printed to allow me to imagine completely 
what it would look like after the months of 
last winter's bombings. It was a shock to see 
familiar streets showing holes where shops 
that were like old friends had once stood. 



A VISION OF DELIGHT 

There are oh! so many changes, not only 
in the physical appearance of London, but 
in habits and costumes of people. Women 
these days are dressed usually in suits, and 
seldom wear hats, but sometimes a lovely 
apparition in full peace-time regaha of 
flower hat and veil and little tiptoeing heels 
is seen tripping through the West End, 
and people turn and look half in pleasure 
and half in dislike. There are, of course, 
many uniforms in the streets, and among 
them soldiers of the Allied forces in uni- 
forms quickly becoming more familiar arc 
very prominent and usually receive smiles 
and half glances of recognition wherever 
they go. 

But the main thing that you notice about 
the look of London after you have got used 
to the results of bombing — if you ever do 
get used to them — is the emptiness. There 
are none of those enormous, hooting jams 
of buses and taxis and cars that used to 
make you late for appointments. There are 
not the pushing crowds along the busy 
shopping streets. People are either too busy, 
or they have gone away. And that is the 
essential about war-time Londoners now. 

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Barnyard Philosophy 

By Hazel Pedlar Faulkner 
^ In the diary of an early California 
official appears this delectable para- 
graph: 

"I have found it so difficult to procure a 
few eggs when required that I have at last 
gone to keeping hens. I purchased six of 
an Indian woman for six dollars and a 
rooster for fifty cents. On asking the woman 
why she charged only half price for the 
rooster, she replied that the fellow laid no 
eggs, and as for his crowing, that did no- 
body any good. Sounder reasons than these 
could not be furnished in a much higher 
place than a hen coop. The habits of these 
hens are a little singular. They are per- 
fectly tame and as much at home in the 
kitchen as the cook. *** Neither she nor 
any of her feathered sisters cackle when 
they leave the nest. They don't seem to 
think that anything worth making an ado 
about has come to pass. The rooster, it is 
true, perks up a little and perhaps feels a 
feather taller. But this is the naievity of his 
sex. There are a great many who crow over 
what others have done." 

Rostand, whose inimitable "Chanticleer" 
delighted the world a few decades ago. 
might have read this paragraph and found 
inspiration for his novel presentation of the 
vanities and foibles of humanity through 
their counterparts in the barnyard. 

Those who crow over what others have 
done are as numerous now as they were in 
1 846 when the above paragraph was writ- 
ten. And fortunately for the scheme of 
things and the perpetuation of the race, 
there are quite as many in proportion who 
go on about their allotted tasks without un- 
due cackling every time they achieve what 
they set out to do. 

It is not always true in life however, that 
the person who does the crowing brings 
only half as much in the open market. It 
has been the history of the world that he 
often passes for the real thing, while the 
consistent worker labors unrecognized or 
acclaimed. 

But that is one of the chances which 
make life interesting and the living of it 
worth while. 

Ploughman to His Nag 

Wake up! The day has come! 
There's work to do and sod to turn. 
You'll rest when the sun's down, 
And you'll have what oats you earn! 

What's this? Moonbeams. like straw. 
Arc burred to your coat, and these must 
Be tatters of cloud on your flank. 
On your hooves, is this star dust? 

Whoow there! Fold down your wings! 
They're for the night, and it's dawn now. 
Come on, Pegasus, take the bit! 
This day, you and I must plow. 

— Hildreth Meiere. 



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NOV. 18 

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STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP. MANAGE- 
MENT. CIRCULATION. ETC.. REQUIRED 
BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF AUGUST 
24, 1912. AND MARCH 3, 1933- 
Of Women's City Club Magazine, published 
monthly at San Francisco. Cal.. for October 1, 1941. 
State of California. i 

City and \ ss. 

County of San Francisco, j 

Before me. a Notary Public in a 
and county aforesaid, personally 
Hickox. wno. having been duly sw 
law, deposes and says that he is the bu 
ger of the Women's City Club Magazine and that 
the following is to the best of his knowledge and 
belief, a true statement of the ownership, manage- 
ment (and if a daily paper, the circulation), etc.. 
of the aforesaid publication for the date shown in 
the above caption, required by the Act of August 
24, 19i:. as amended by the Act of March 3. 
1933, embodied in section 537, Postal Laws and 
Regulations, printed on the reverse of this form. 



nd for the State 

appeared Willis 

according to 



to wit: 

1. That the names and addresses of the publisher, 
editor, managing editor, and business managers are; 
Publisher, Women's City Club. San Francisco, 
California; Editor Pro Tem., Miss Marion W. 
Leale. San Francisco; Business Manager. Willis 
Hickox. San Francisco. 

2. That the owner is: (If owned by a corpora- 
tion, its name and address must be stated and also 
immediately thereunder the names and addresses 
of stockholders owning or holding one per cent 
or more of total amount of stock. If not owned 
by a corporation, the names and addresses of the 
individual owners must be given. If owned by a 
firm, company, or other unincorporated concern, its 
name and address, as well as those of each indi- 
vidual member, must be given). 

Women's City Clnb. San Francisco. California. 

President, Mrs. Katharine Donohoe, San Fran- 
cisco, California. 

Recording Secretary. Miss Frances Hall. Palo 
Alto, California. 

Treasurer, Miss Marion W. Lealc, San Francisco. 
California. 

3- That the known bondholders, mortgagees, 
and other security holders owning or holding 1 
per cent or more of total amount of bonds, mort- 
gages, or other securities are: 

None. 

WILLIS HICKOX. Business Manager. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this sixth 
day of October. 1941. 

(Seal) BERTHA RIESE ADLER. 
Notary Public in and for the City and County of 

San Francisco. State of California. 

(My commission expires May 27. 1942.) 



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special 





On November 18, 1H1 

In cooperation with the Pantry Sale, the Cafeteria 
will share with those who come the recipes of dishes 
especially arranged for this occasion. These recipes 
have often been requested but never before given 
out, and those who are discriminating will, we are 
sure, be delighted to be given this opportunity to 
secure them. The following menus for luncheon, tea 
and dinner will include the recipes of the special 
dishes served at each particular hour, and it is 
hoped that members when they come to the Pantry 
Sale will plan to entertain their friends by dining 
there. 

Luncheon — 11 to 1:45 o'clock 
Carrot Timbale with Turkey a la King 

This timbale is unique! 

Broiled Fresh Salmon with Anchovy Butter 

Green Salad Bowl 

Dessert and Beverage 



Tea — 3:30 to 5 o'clock 
Tea with Special Tea Biscuits and Buns 



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Dinner — 5:30 to 7 o'clock 

Roulade of Beef with Mushroom Sauce 

Baked Halibut Bonne Tomme 

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floor furnace. It provides ideal, in- 
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floor furnace is proving popular and 
smart in new homes. Both types are 
quiet and dependable and operate at 
low cost. 

Basement furnaces are available 
that provide controlled heat by the 
adjustment of a thermostat or snap 
of a button. The latest model blower 
type furnace filters all warmed air 
that circulates through the house. 

And for quick heat in just a room 
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Wooden Salad Bowls as gift packages, with servers and jars of Herb 
Seasoning, Herb Jellies and Herb Vinegar . . . also individual 
jars of Mint, Sage, Thyme, Basil and Vinegar. 

Selected Wools for Knitting and Woolen Goods for Suiting. Direct 
iinportation from Edinburgh. 

Glass Jackets of Lahala in broad and narrow weave. 
Paper Napkins and Cocktail Coasters to match, on order, with names 
of host and hostess. 

Broiling Sticks of Bamboo for individual servings for your cocktail 
parties. Just the thing for broiling chicken livers, squares of 
beef or olives. 

Wooden Trays and Plates for serWng cold meats or sandwiches. 

Salt and Pepper Shakes from Mexico, hand carved in leaf design 
in light and dark wood. 

Salad Servers with carved or plain handles in various sizes. 

Knitting and Sewing Baskets from Hawaii in unusual shapes and 
sizes — all hand made of Lahala. 

Cocoanut Shell Ladles for serving spaghetti or beans — ideal for an 
informal ^*after the game" buffet. 

Lahala place mats 11x17 hand woven in broad fiber. 

Ham or Steak Boards with prongs to keep meat from sliding 
while being carved. 



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WOMENS 
CITY CLUB 

MAGAZINE 

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DECEMBER 
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VOLUME XV • NUMBER 11 




WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 

MAGAZINE 



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Entered as second-class matter April 14» 1928, at the Post Office 
at San Francisco, California, utider the act of March 3, 1879. 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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Volume XV 



December, 1941 



Number 1 1 



CONTENTS 
ARTICLES 

Christmas Comes to the Club — By Virginia Chilton 11 

On the King's Highway — By Marie Hic/^s Davidson 12 

Christmas in Yosemite — By Mary Ourry Tresidder 14 

The Institute of Pacific Relations and the National Emer- 
gency — By John H. Oak,ie 16 

A Christmas Pilot — By June Richardson Lucas 17 

Have You Ever? — By Philippine Schmidt Rettcnmayer 18 

Heirloom Stuff— By The Ricklees 24 

DEPARTMENTS 

National League for Woman's Service 3-4 

Calendar 5 

Announcements 6-7 

Editorial 9 

Poetry Page 19 

Club Activities 31 



OFFICERS OF THE WOMEN'S CITY CLUB 
OF SAN FRANCISCO 

President _ MISS KATHARINE DONOHOE 

First Vice-President MRS. MARCUS S. KOSHLAND 

Second Vice-President _ MRS. STANLEY POWELL 

Third Vice-President MRS. MACONDRAY LUNDBORG 

Treasurer MRS. LEO V. KORBEL 

Recording Secretary MISS BERTHA J. DALE 

Corresponding Secretary MRS. HAZEL PEDLAR FAULKNER 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Mrs. Harry B. Allen Mrs. W. B. Hamilton 

Mrs. H. L. Alves Mrs. Eugene S. Kilgore 

Mrs. Harold H. Bjornstrom Mrs. Leo V. Korbel 

Mrs. George Boyd Mrs. M. S. Koshland 

Mrs. William E. Colby Miss Marion W. Leale 

Miss Lotus Coombs Mrs. Macondray Lundborg 

Miss Bertha L. Dale Mrs. Garfield Mcrner 

Mrs. Duncan H. Davis Miss Alicia Mosgrove 

Miss Katharine Donohoe Dr. Ethel D. Owen 

Mrs. John O. Dresser Miss Harriet T. Parsons 

Mrs. John M. Eshlcman Miss Esther P. Phillips 

Mrs. Perry Eyre Mrs. Elizabeth Gray Potter 

Mrs. Ha:el Pedlar Faulkner Mrs. Stanley Powell 

Mrs. John A. Flick Mrs. J. P. Rettenmayer 

Mrs. C. J. Goodell Mrs. Paul Shoup 
Mrs. C. R. Walter 




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cations? 

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gram by filling out part or 
all of the chart printed on 
the opposite page? 

The League's service to the 
Council of Civilian De- 
fense and the American 
Red Cross \vill be forward- 
ed by your cooperation in 
this instance. 



FOR FULL EXPLANATION, SEE PAGE 16 
OF THE NOVEMBER MAGAZINE. 
For personal explanation, call at the Executive office. 



DECEMBER, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



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J^OMEN'S CITY CLUB 

::alendar 
december i94i 



Swimming Pool Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a. m. to 

12:30 p. m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. 

Friday 3 p. m. to 9 p. m. and Saturday 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Men's Guest Night in Swimming Pool — Tuesday from 5:30 to 

6:30 p. m. and Friday from 5:30 to 9 p. m. 

League Bridge — Every Tuesday, Card Room, 2 and 7 p. m. 



ECEMBER, 1941 



CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY — DECEMBER 13th 



2 — Course in Radio. Plblic Speaking and Drama Room 208 1:30 p.m. 

Miss Barbara Harder. Instructor 

Spanish Class — Miss Maria del Pino Room 214 7:30 p.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tolrnament. Pnzes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2:00 p.m. 

Red Cross Class Advanced First Aid. (5 weeks" course) Chinese Room 7:30 p.m. 

4 — Needlework Glild Room 214 10 a.m. -4 p.m. 

French Rolnd Table — Mile. Lemaire. presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

French Rolnd Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville. presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Lounge 8:00 p.m. 

Concert By Harmonic Ensemble — Irnia Randolph. Director 
Sponsored by Cahfornia Federation of Music Clubs 

5 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier, presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m. 

9 — Course in Radio. Public Speaking and Dra.ma Room 208 1:30 p.m. 

Miss Barbara Harder. Instructor. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2:00 p.m. 

10 — Spanish Round Table — Senorita Montiel. presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

Book Review Dinner National Def. Room 6:00 p.m. 

Mrs. T. A. Stoddard will review; "Windswept." by Mary Ellen Chase and 

"Saratoga Trunk," by Edna Ferber. 

11 — French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire. presiding Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville, presiding Main Dining Room 6:15 p.m. 

Thursday Evening Program Cafeteria 8:00 p.m. 

"Andean Sketches." with Exhibition by Mr. Jorge Wilson- Walker, 

Chancellor to the Chilian Consulate in San Frandsco. 

12 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier, presiding Room 214 11:00 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tourna.ment. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m. 

13 — Children's Christmas Party _ Cafeteria 2:30 p.m. 

Program — Christmas Tree and Santa Claus. Admission. 75 cents, including 
refreshments. 

16 — Course in Radio, Public Speaking a.nd Drama 

Miss Barbara Harder. Instructor. 

Special PreChristmas Luncheon — .$1.00 

Special Pre-Christmas Luncheon — $1.25. (Please make reservations in advance) 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2:00 p.m 

Christmas Carols will be sung during luncheon hour. 

Special Pre-Christmas Dinner — $1.50. Program following Miin Dining Room .... 5:30-8 p.m 

Program following 

French Round Table — Mile. Lemaire. presid-ng Cafeteria 12:15 p.m. 

French Round Table — Mile, le Brun de Surville, presiding Mnin Dining Room 6:15 p.m 

19 — French Conversational Class — Mme. Olivier, presiding P'-o.-n 714 11:00 a,m 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p. 

23 — Course in Radio. Public Speaking and Drama Room 208 1:30 p.m 

Mi.ss Barbara Horder. Instructor. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2:00 p.m 

25 — Special Christmas Day Dinner — $1.50 M.-in Oinini Room 2-8 p.m 

$1.75 if turkey carved at table. (Please make reserv-ations in ativai.jc) 

26 — French 0)nversational Class '^o-r- ""l ' 11:00 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. £. Annis Bo.ird Room 7:30 p.m. 

30 — Pro<;ressive Brid(;.e Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2:00 p. 

ANUARY, 1942 

2 — French Conversational Class '^->o— '•14 11:00 a.m. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 7:30 p.m. 

6 — Twelfth Night Dinner and Program — $1.25 per person Cci:t;ria 6:30 p.m. 

Program arranged by Miss Barbara Harder. 

Progressive Bridge Tournament. Prizes. Fee 25 cents. Mrs. H. E. Annis Board Room 2:00 p. m. 



Room 208 1:30 p.m. 

i^-f-t--;, 11:30-1:30 p.m 

Main Dining Room.. 12 Noon-2 p.m. 



XUB MAGAZINE — DECEMBER. 1941 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



^ CHILDREN'S PARTIES: Birthday parties, club 
parties, out-of-town guest parties are always success- 
ful and so easily given when those parties are swimming 
parties. 

The problem of entertainment is simplified by the chil- 
dren themselves. Shushing too boisterous spirits is unnec- 
essary. Everyone, including the chaperone, has fun. 

Ten swim tickets ($3.25) may be purchased and used 
for children's groups. Make the next party a Swimming 
Party! 

^ CHRISTMAS DAY: A Special Christmas Day din- 
ner will be served in the Main Dining Room from two to 
eight o'clock. Dinner $1.50 per plate. Private dining room 
will be provided for large groups. If turkey carved at table 
$1.75 per plate. 

^ CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS: To greet our 
guests on Tuesday, December 16, the day of our Pre- 
Christmas luncheon and dinner, the clubhouse will be in 
gala Christmas array. Although we do not want to make 
any prediction, we can promise that the decorations will be 
beautiful and original, as usual. Members are invited to 
extend the hospitality of the clubhouse to their friends dur- 
ing the holiday season. 

^ CHRISTMAS NOVELTIES IN THE LEAGUE 
SHOP: Groups of modern angels for table settings 
made of painted gourds. Also, Santa Claus sweetmeat 
boxes — clusters of vivid colored metallic paper cirnucopias 
for the Christmas tree. Fancy molded candles — in the 
shapes of trees, Santas, sets of snow boys, and stars. 

^ KNITTING BASKET: A Christmas gift unsurpassed 
for the girl who wears sweaters and skirts. A box 
from Scotland with tweed enough for a skirt and Shetland 
for a sweater in heavenly pastels and deeper shades. 

^ CHRISTMAS GIFTS FROM THE POOL: En- 
closed in a gay holiday card, tied with a silver ribbon 
and a sprig of mistletoe, a swimming lesson ticket becomes 
the perfect gift — surprising, delightfully appreciated. 

A six-lesson course for members is $6.00, for guests 
$8.00 — admission included. 

The Swimming Pool and Christmas combination may be 
a new idea to you but it is a good one! 

^ GIFTS TO PANTRY SALE: As it is difficult to 
thank every member who contributed to the Pantry 
Sale, the committee takes this way of thanking every one 
who helped make the Pantry Sale a success. 



^ MEMBERS' CHRISTMAS PARTY: On Tuesday 
evening, December 16, a special Christmas dinner will 
be served followed by a program. Details are not complete 
as the Magazine goes to press, but a delightful evening is 
promised. Members making reservations for dinner will 
have a special reserved section for the program. Members 
attending the program only, may bring guests. Dinner 
$1.50 per plate. 

^ PRE-CHRISTMAS LUNCH : To be served on Tues- 
day, December 16, in both Main Dining Room and 
Cafeteria. Carols will be sung by a group of Girl Scouts 
during the lunch hour, and the clubhouse will be in gala 
Christmas array for this occasion. Luncheon, Main Dining 
Room, $1.25 per plate; Cafeteria, $1.00 per plate. Please 
make reservations for Main Dining Room luncheon in 
advance. 

^ NEW MEMBERSHIPS FOR CHRISTMAS : A gift 
made possible to many this year by our Special Initia- 
tion Fee and pro-rated dues. The office will arrange to have 
membership cards sent out by special delivery on Christmas 
Day, with one of our lovely etchings of the Fourth Floor 
patio, as a Christmas card. This can be signed beforehand 
by the donor. 

^ BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FOR CHRISTMAS 
GIFTS : We shall be very glad to place your order for 
books and magazines. Lists of magazines showing club com- 
binations are available at the Information Desk, Fourth 
Floor. Orders for books will also be taken at Information 
Desk, where latest publishers' catalogues may be found. 
All revenue from sales of either books or magazines revert 
to the library fund. 

^ EMPLOYEES' CHRISTMAS FUND: Cards have 
been mailed out to the members reminding them of 
their yearly contribution to the Employees' Fund. We urge 
prompt response so that distribution may be made well he- 
fore Christmas. This is an opportunity for the membership 
to show their appreciation to a very loyal staff, many of 
whom have been with us since the opening of the club- 
house. 

^ NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Appointed by the 
Board of Directors, at its last meeting, invites sug- 
gestions for Board Members. Mrs. Stanley Powell, Chair- 



DECEMBER, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



^ CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY: A Toy Tea 
will be given for children on Saturday afternoon, 
December 13, in the cafeteria. Each child is requested ti 
iring a gift along with him for under-privileged children, 
vrapped and labeled so that it will reach the proper aged 
hild intact. There will be a program, a Christmas tree 
vith a real live Santa Claus, favors and refreshments after- 
vards. Tickets 75c. 

I RESTAURANT DEPARTMENT: There are still 
available for Christmas gifts several of the delight- 
ully wrapped jellies and preserves that were displayed at 
lur Pantr>' Sale. One of the attractive combinations of 
sllies is the package containing three molds — rose gera- 
lium, marjoram and mint. Fruit cakes, plum puddings, and 
>hristmas cookies will be made to order. All orders should 
e placed before December 20. Fruit cakes $1.00 a pound, 
ilum pudding $1 a pound and Christmas cookies 60c a 
lound. Remember that any one of these makes a delight- 
ul Christmas gift. 

I RED CROSS— CLASSES IN FIRST AID, HOME 
HYGIENE AND CARE OF THE SICK: New 
lasses are to be organized immediately following the 
Christmas holidays. It is vital, in view of the National 
Emergency, that as many women as possible equip them- 
elves for this work. Our evening First Aid group which 
las just completed the preliminary course is to continue 
n into the advanced work. This group recognizes the im- 
lortance of Red Cross training, and we hope our new en- 
ollment will prove that many more of our members also 
ealize the necessity for skilled and trained workers in 
ase of disaster. Fill out your questionnaire on Page J, the 
1st column lists "Red Cross." Be sure to mark it plainly. 

I QUESTIONNAIRE: For the second time the Na- 
tional League questionnaire appears in the Magazine, 
nd we urge each and every member to make a point of 
lling it out. It is very necessary, in order to plan our Na- 
ional Defense program, that we have the information 
sked for in this questionnaire. 



^ BOOK REVIEW DINNER: Home for Christmas! 
Home, our own American scene is the theme of Mrs. 
T. A. Stoddard's book-discussion for December. Home, 
the American Scene, on the windy, rocky coast of Maine, 
in romantic picturesque New Orleans, in glittering, fash- 
ionable Saratoga, as that scene was lived and loved in the 
1880's by tart, tacitern, honorable Americans; gracious, 
careless Americans; ruthless, elegant gambling Americans 
— the plush and iron of America's fateful past is pictured 
and shown to be vital in two very notable novels: "Wind- 
swept" by Mary Ellen Chase, "Saratoga Trunk" by Edna 
Ferber. The Book Review Dinner will be held at 6 o'clock 
on the evening of the second Wednesday, December 10, in 
the National Defenders' Room. 

^ THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMS: Mrs. A. 
P. Black, Chairman, has planned the following pro- 
grams for this month: December 4, Concert by Harmonic 
Ensemble, Irma Randolph, Director, sponsored by Cali- 
fornia Federation of Music Clubs. December 11, "Andean 
Sketches" with exhibition by Mr. Jorge Wilson- Walker, 
Chancellor to the Chilean Consulate in San Francisco. The 
program will be discontinued until after the holiday 
season. 

^ TWELFTH NIGHT: Under the direction of Bar- 
bara Horder, a Twelfth Night Dinner program will 
be celebrated at the clubhouse on Tuesday, January 6. 
Dinner will be $1.25 a plate — reservations in advance. This 
announcement is an invitation to those who are interested 
in participating in this as well as in future similar produc- 
tions in the clubhouse. 

^ BRIDGE TOURNAMENTS: How many of our 
bridge fans are up on the new conventions? Our 
Popular Tournaments are prefaced with short talks on 
1941 Culbertson. Spend a pleasant afternoon or evening 
with pleasant players and learn the new conventions. Tues- 
day afternoons at 2 and Friday evenings at 7:30. Prizes. 
Fee 25 c. 



3 I F, T S . . . QE R T A I N ||T O BE 
DECEIVED WITH EXTRA PLEASURE 




EWELRY • LINENS • CERAMICS • LEATHER 

;lub magazine — December, 1941 




XT- 

• HOLIDAY DECORATIONS 




A Christmas Scene Etching b_v Alexander Stern 



EDITORIAL 




Hark the Herald Angels Sing 

Hark! the herald angels sing 
Glor>' to the new-born King; 
Peace and earth, and mercy mild, 
God and sinners reconcil'd! 
Joyful all ye nations, rise. 
Join the triumph of the skies; 
With th" angelic host proclaim 
Christ is born in Bethlehem. 
Hark! the herald angels sing 



push ahead in a confused era, because we know that some 
day, somehow, the ultimate goal will be attained. The Na- 
tional League for Woman's Service bids you a Merry 
Christmas — in the real meaning of the phrase. 

1^1 New members are bringing new life to the stream of 
volunteer service of the National League for Woman's 
Service. The tea in their honor was a highlight in our pro- 
gram this year. There was a distinct feeling of happy com- 
panionship of young and older. There can be no end to the 
accomplishments of this organization if daily our friends 
are brought into membership. That is why the financial 
obligation has been reduced this year. Have you a friend 
who would like to join? You cannot then afford to miss the 
opportunity to invite her at a time when she will get full 
value for her nine dollars and a half. 

^ The Holiday programs which the Board of Directors 
have planned for our pleasure are varied purposely to 
interest all ages. The gaiety of the beautiful clubhouse will 
be enhanced by the decorations which members and staff 
have made possible for us. The cuisine is one of the best, 
and with pride we can plan holiday entertainment as appre- 
ciation of the efforts made in our behalf. 



Glory to the New-Born King! 

^ Once again we approach a Chnstmas Day in a world 
torn with sorrow and suffering, with international 
agreements so complicated that once-enemies are allies, and 
once-friends, bitter enemies. Under such circumstances has 
the holiday on the twenty-fifth of December any real mean- 
ing, we cannot help but ask. The answer is positive and 
reassuring, for love and forbearance must eventually tri- 
umph if man is to survive, and the spirit of Christmas is 
that love and charity to which we Christian nations cling. 

In the past few months the meaning of volunteer service 
has come to public notice as it has not for years past. People 
are surprised to find that its results are based not upon indi- 
vidual selfishness, but rather upon group effort where lovs 
and forbearance together spell its success. The spiritual 
grov.th of each volunteer is the pay she receives. Bound up 
in the si.x thousand hours of detailed services given through 
the National League for Women's Service last month is the 
training of the individual, conscious or unconscious, which 
makes for her eflBcicncy in the community effort. The 
League, through its twenty-five years of experience, knows 
that training is not confined to a course set down as such, 
but is often the self-discipline demanded in group work. 
Its reward is peace of soul. 

Christmas approaches! As in our prayers we remember 
those in sadness and in sorrow, we are grateful that in the 
League the meaning of this holy day gives us courage to 



^ So quietly is the clubhouse redecorated for special 
occasions such as the Pantry Sale, and so quietly with 
the wave of a wand does it return to normal, that we are 
prone to forget, or at any rate we take for granted the 
thought and work of the committees who plan for our 
pleasure and the staff who carry out the orders so effi- 
ciently. This is to thank those who brought forth the 
Pantry Sale and for our enjoyment are now arranging the 
Christmas decorations and programs. 

^ In the spirit of Chnstmas, the Junior Chamber of 
Commerce has announced its plan to bring "Christmas 
Joy for a Soldier Boy" as its committee is called. 

The purpose of the project is to get local families, in- 
dividuals or groups to sponsor some Soldier boy or boys 
over the Christmas holiday. The sponsorship entails no 
personal obligation upon the part of the sponsor; the 
theory is to feature the idea of Christmas as against the 
monetary value of the gifts sent. 

The morale office of the Army is listing the names of 
those boys, who because they have no famihes, or are too 
distant from their home communities, will be in the camps 
over the holiday. 

As San Francisco showed its cooperative spirit at 
Thanksgiving s<j it will at Christmas, and the committee 
"Christmas Joy for a S<ildier Boy" will be one of the 
avenues for this cooperation. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — DECEMBER. 1941 



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TWELFTH MT 

JANUARY 6 



FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION SEE ANNOUNCEMENT PAGE 



CHRISTMAS 
COMES TO 
THE CLUB 

by Virginia Chilton 



1^ There was a stirring in the fibers of the place, a feel- 
ing of something about to happen, something exciting 
and pleasurable, that puzzled the Door as he sw.oing to and 
fro to let the hurr>'ing people pass. He glanced at his 
friend, the Lantern, they had seen a lot together, those 
two, giving greeting to all who entered and speeding the 
parting guest. Famous people had touched him, and though 
he tried to hide it, he felt somewhat superior to his friend 
who had only a bowing acquaintance, so to speak, with the 
great. Yes, they had many memories and many things to 
talk over during the long watches of the night when their 
duties were done. He'd ask him about it tonight, for the 
lazy fellow slept all day. In the meantime, he'd listen to 
the snatches of conversation that drifted by as he swung 
open-and-shut, open-and-shut and see if he could catch 
anything which might explain this peculiar feeling he had. 

'" not even looked at my list." 

" — — the most divine hankies!" 

" what on earth to get John." 

Something began to stir in his memory. He'd heard 
these phrases before, and it seemed to him that always 
they were accompanied by this feeling of anticipation, of 
surpressed excitement. He looked at the faces passing him; 
they were gayer, more animated than usual. Then he 
caught a word that made it all clear to him : 

'" — — Christmas." 

So that was it! How slow he'd been not to remember, 
when it was his favorite time of all. Then it was that he 
wore his cluster of fragrant greens or the more formal knot 
of brown pine cones; but whichever they gave him to wear, 
he always had his gay red bow, and how it cheered him 
to hear the nice things people said about him. Most of the 
year they took him for granted, pushed right by him as 
though he didn't even exist; but not when he wore his 
Christmas suit, indeed not! It was good for a fellow to 
get some attention once in a while, bucked him up, it did. 




He glanced again at his friend, the Lantern, and unshed 
he'd wake up early for once, so he could tell him the 
big news . . . 

The Lantern was as excited as the Door had been. 
Soon he'd be able to look down on the happy throngs as 
they passed by in holiday attire, their arms full of pack- 
ages, gay words on their lips. Though he didn't have a red 
bow or greens hke his friend, the Door, he always shone 
his brightest at this season and did his best to give everyone 
a warm greeting. Then, too, he and his cousins, the Lights, 
were always the first to pass along any news of interest 
in the Club. So he'd have lots to tell his friend who hadn't 
the close connections that the Light family had. Even 
though he might not come in such intimate contact with the 
great, his life had its compensations. 

The Clock was the first to hear the news in the Lobby 
and remembered with a thrill the green garlands and the 
bronze pine cones that had been her Christmas dresses in 
former years. What would they give her to wear this year? 
Perhaps a silver spangled creation, or a gown trimmed in 
red, she'd heard colors was all l Continued on fwge 26) 



CLUB MAGAZINE — DECEMBER, 1941 



ON THE 

KING'S 

HIGHWAY 

by Marie Hicks Davidson 



^ Drawn together by some indefinable chemistry and a 
similarity of tastes, they had spent many pleasant 
evenings together — Ivan, the draftee of Russian descent; 
Tony, second generation of Italian vineyardists, and 
George, whose family had farmed Iowa acres for mofe 
than a hundred years. 

Natural, then, that Christmas Eve they were again 
together. They had the afternoon and evening free of 
duty — to do as they pleased. The prospect was cheerless. 
Early dusk and they had found nothing more entertaining 
than a roadside canteen just out of Camp Ord. 

A juke box was playing stridently and the air was full 
of cigarette smoke and stalcness. Each in his own way was 
fighting homesickness, each trying to hide the nostalgia 
which drew him back into his early boyhood. A little San 
Francisco'born Japanese, who had been peeling potatoes all 
day in the commissary department, happening by, wished 
them "Merry Christmas." 

"Thank you, Moto. And Merry Christmas to you," 
responded Ivan, recalling for a moment that Japan and 
Russia were ancient enemies; forgetting it in the warmth 
of Moto's broad smile. 

"Let's get out of here," suggested George. "I know a 
place up the road where there's better music and some 
pretty girls. Maybe wine and beer. Anyway, this is pretty 
grim — for Christmas Eve. Let's get going." 

In the clear, bracing air they walked briskly northward, 
covering miles, speaking now and then, humming popular 
songs, smoking innumerable cigarettes. 

"Hell of a way to spend Christmas Eve," commented 
George, the vocative. "At home, now, back in Iowa, they'll 
be trimming the tree. My sister'll be singing Holy T^ight 
and mother'll be fussing about tomorrow's dinner. The gang 
will be at the country club, and — 

"The gang will not be at the country club," reminded 
Tony. "The gang will be just as we are — in the draft" . . . 

"That's right," put in Ivan. "This is different from any 
Christmas we ever knew — any of us. Look, the Star" . . . 

He pointed to the sky, where the evening star swung 
out over the Pacific Ocean on a horizon clear of trees. The 



late afternoon fog had lifted and cold was settling, giving 
off a blue glow in the west. 

"Let's pretend," said Ivan, the whimsical one, who never 
could speak in commonplace, but must fall into poetic 
expression and fantasy . . . "Let's pretend we're the Three 
Wise Men . . . and follow the Star." 

"But that star's in the west. Dope, and the Three Wise 
Men, if I rightly recall my Sunday school lessons, saw the 
Star in the east," laughed George, the literal. 

"Never mind," chimed Tony. "These are different times 
and we're on the other side of the globe from Bethlehem 
of Judea. Yes. Let's pretend. But just the same we don't 
want to miss that place we're headed for. I could do with 
a mug of beer or a glass of wine, or a pretty doll to amuse 
me" . . . 

He skipped to the side of the road, plucked a handful 
of tarweed and thrust it under George's nose. "Here's 
myrrh and frankincense." 

"And here," echoed Ivan, finding alongside a bit of 
stunted pine, "here's sandalwood." They laughed at their 
joke and fell into a trot. A Hmousine passed them and 
offered a ride, which they refused. 

"No, madam; thank you just the same. We're Three 
Wise Men, and we're following the Star." 

"Probably the Colonel's Lady," suggested Tony. "She'll 
think we're nuts, or blotto." 

"We should worry. We're following the Star . . . Oh, 
say, can you see ... by the dawn's early light — only it's 
dusk, not dawn." Again they laughed with the carefree joy 
of youth and health . . . and a bit of a furlough. 

Then a strange thing happened. A faint wail, as of a 
young baby cut across the silence left by the departing 
automobile. 

George stopped his jogtrot dance and cupped hand to 
ear. "Did you hear that?" he queried, suddenly shaken 
from their make-believe of Magi and Star. 

"It's just a coyote," said Tony, recalling the vineyards 
and open acres of his father's home in the Napa 'Valley. 

"Coyote, my eye," responded George. "It's a baby. A 
lost child, maybe." 

"Well, whatever it is, we'll find it. Who's afraid of the 
big, bad wolf? Come on. It's over that way. I think the 
road bends here." 

Adventure beckoned and they forgot their nostalgia and 
the play which they had enacted to help them over a bad 
time. Perhaps it was a kidnapper and a little victim, sug' 
gested Tony. 

The tiny wail became more insistent as they pressed on. 

In a few moments they found her and her child ... by 
the roadside. . . . 

"There was no room for us at the motel," she whispered. 
"And so my husband took the car and went to get a 
doctor or someone to help us. And when he was gone the 
baby was born." 

"We are soldiers from Fort Ord, Madame, but if you'll 
tell us what to do we'll try to help you." . . . 



DECEMBER, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



"Wrap the bahy in your coat or stimething. He ought to 
have had swaddhng clothes, but they're in the car . . . and 
Joe, that's my husband, took the car to find help for us." 
Three coats were stripped from three young bodies in the 
same instant. One was placed under her head; another 
around the child, now wailing lustily, and another over the 
mother's feet. 

"We'll go back to Ord; they have doctors there; and 
we'll fetch someone in a little while," said George. 

"No, don't leave me alone," she pleaded. "Stay until my 
husband comes, please. I'm sure he'll come soon. " 

"Look," said Ivan. "The Star . . . and the sheep grazing 
over there. There must be a sheepherder's cabin some- 
where about." 

Tony sprang like a deer and leaped over the rim of the 
sand dune. "I'll find someone." 

Presently the mother slept and the baby, warmed by the 
coat, ceased its wailing. Silence closed about them. 
"I think she's dead," whispered George. 
She opened her eyes and smiled wanly. "No, just tired. 
We came a long way. I guess you'd call us Okies. We 
thought we'd get to a town in time. I'm sure Joseph will 
be here soon." . . 

"Yes, Lady. Don't worr>'. We'll stay until he comes," 
soothed George, who had within the year seen the ex- 
quisite care given to a sister who had gladdened his family 
with a man-child. She had been surrounded by day and 
night nurses and two physicians of highest repute had 
helped the little one into the world. There had been gas 
and oxygen tanks and all the mercies of modern science. 
They had been so careful; cleanliness had been a cult and 
germs a terror to them. . . . This girl by the roadside 
looked into the open sky and found a smile to give them 
courage. 

They heard the rattle of an ancient car, and Joe, white- 
faced and lean, leaped from it. 
"Mary," he called. 

"Yes, Joe. The baby is born and three young soldiers 
have been with me. One has gone for help to a sheep- 
herder's cabin." 

"I was afraid to go farther because the gas was giving 
out," the young father explained. "I couldn't bear to think 
of you here alone. I should have taken you with me. I 
came back to get you." 

Then it was that Tony returned. "I found a kind 
couple in a cabin over there. They are coming with a 
wheelbarrow and the woman and child will be taken to 
their place. They're building a fire and everything will be 
ready. They'll be here in a few minutes." He looked at his 
watch. George could have sworn that tears were on Tony's 
face. 

Joe knelt and kissed his son. And then he slipped his 
arm under his wife's head. "I'm mighty obliged to you, 
young fellows. I'm sure that we'll be all right now, if you 
want to get on your way." 



"We'll wait until the sheepherder and his wife get 
here." said Ivan. " They may need help to get her over the 
sand dunes." 

It was well they waited, for the improvised stretcher 
was difficult to manage through sand and underbrush. 
They were glad when they came to the cabin and had laid 
the mother and child in the clean warm bed. They assured 
Joe that they would call upon him and his little family as 
soon as they had another leave from camp. 

Before midnight they were again on the road. El Camino 
Real, the Californians called it. . . . The King's Highway. 
As they departed the cabin George asked the shepherd 
where he and his wife would sleep, the mother and child 
having the only bed. "In the barn in the manger," replied 
the Basque herder in a matter-of-fact tone. "It's dr>' and 
warm and Wife and I don't mind." 

On that note they took their leave of the little group, 
the Soldiers Three: Ivan, the dreamer, Tony, who loved 
to laugh, and George, distillation of a hundred years of 
American ideology. 

"Well, what now?" asked George, first to break the 
spell. 

"The night is still young," suggested Tony. "What about 
those dolls and that wine and dancing? They don't seem 
so desirable? No? Shall we go somewhere to midnight 
Mass? To San Francisco, maybe? Or to Carmel?" 

"I'm going hack to camp," replied Ivan, his eyes misty 
and somber from all he had been through, "and write to 
my mother. I shall tell her many things that I never before 
thought of." 

"I do not know much about a midnight Mass, Tony. So 
if you don't mind, I should like to go back to camp and 
write to my mother and my dad and tell them not to feel 
too badly about my being in the draft because I've learned 
that a home is a wonderful place to be born in." 

"Aren't you afraid that will make them sad?" asked 
Tony. "Won't they think you're lonesome and homesick?" 
"No," replied George. "I think not. Not my mother and 
my dad. Or any others. Parents have courage. Will you 
ever forget that girl's smile as we jounced her over those 
dunes? Or Joe carrying that mite of a baby and holding 
Mary's hand as he trudged? No, my letter will not make 
my mother sad. When my dad wishes my mother a Merry 
Chistmas tomorrow morning she will smile like Mar>' did 
at Joe when they finally got that baby washed and laid him 
by her side." 

"And I" mused Ivan, who spoke poesy when he was 
most serious, "shall also write that I think every soldier's 
mother has this Christmas given a great gift to America." 
Back in camp at Fort Ord they kept their own counsel. 
If the Sergeant and the Colonel wondered a bit at the early 
return of the Soldiers Three who had so bravely started on 
a night of roistering, they asked no questions. 

For soldiers have long, long thoughts on Christmas Eve 
— and a Colonel and a Top-Sergeant, mayhap, have their 
own memories. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — DECEMBER, 1941 



CHRISTMAS 

IN 
YOSEMITE 

by Mary Curry Tresidder 




T/ic Sl^i House — Badger Pass, 1. oseimte 



^ Christmas in Yosemite, where snow crystals bloom on 
the dark evergreens, lends variety and the zest of con- 
trast to the California that is so often depicted as a land 
of sunshine and flowers, where poinscttias and bougain- 
villea give the lie to Father Winter. 

Indeed, Christmas in Yosemite really gives California 
something very special in the way of Christmases. To the 
sense of mystery, of tender religious feeling inherent in 
the day are added other strands. The bringing in of the 
Yule log in the dusk of Christmas Eve has a Druid flavor 
most fitting among much forests. There is the richness of 
pageantry in the Bracebridge dinner. The Valley is a glor- 
ious setting for whatever you may wish to do, whether to 
wander along the river in the winter sunshine, or to 
watch one or another of the snow sports, or to take part 
in them yourself. But the thing that gives the winter holi- 
days their greatest delight is the life and vigor and laughter 
of the young things bursting with energy and fun, who 
whirl in from one enthralling pastime and out to take part 
in another. 

At times, when the Christmas reservations are going 
through the mill, it seems that half of California craves a 
Christmas in the snows of Yosemite. "The children have 
never seen snow," writes a Californian born and bred. Or 
it may be, "We decided that we wanted a real old-fash- 
ioned Christmas again, like those we used to have back 
East." Eventually, the waiting-list is worked through, and 
the uncertain ones who have six different reservations at 
six different places are reduced to a minimum, and we are 
ready for the outside limit of what we can take. 

To me the Christmas season really begins with that day 
near the winter solstice when a few of us go out to take 
the bird census. All over the country that is done, from 
cities and towns and hamlets. It is sponsored by the Audu- 
bon Society, and I believe it commemorates Audubon's 



birthday. It brings to mind St. Francis of Assisi and his 
Canticle of the Sun : 

"Praised be my Lord with all his creatures . . . 
Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind, 
and for air and cloud, calms and all weather, by which 
thou upholdest in life all creatures." 

Even on a gray day — and still more on a bright morn- 
ing — it always amazes me that there are such flocks of 
kinglets or pine siskins, with such a twittering and calling 
of chickadees, and so many flashes of blue-jay color through 
the winter world. A goshawk perches motionless on the 
blasted top of a white fir, and nuthatches call their nasal 
"wang-wang-wang" across the frozen surface of Mirror 
Lake. A water-ouzel may skim down the dark waters of 
Tenaya Creek or the Merced River; to hear its song is 
one of the most exciting possibilities of the day. Winter 
birds are not conspicuous; you must get out of your car 
and away from the roads to find many of them. 

Most of my Christmases for twenty years have been 
spent in Yosemite, so that the thought of the season 
merges inextricably with the place. I suppose it is wishful 
thinking that blots out those dismaying occasions when it 
rained on Christmas Eve; the snows of yesteryear survive 
in memory at least! For this composite of Christmas Days 
past and to come, then, we will postulate nothing less than 
perfection. It has snowed off and on during December, so 
that Badger Pass has several feet of snow, enough for good 
skiing; in between storms it has been clear and cold, to put 
the ice at the skating rink in prime condition. 

For Christmas Eve itself we will schedule a light snow- 
fall, just as Santa Claus' sleigh comes jingling over the snow 
to Yosemite Lodge or the Ahwahnee, laden with toys and 
candy for the youthful visitors. Later that evening we have 
our own community Christmas tree, a high point of the 
celebration. Some of us look backward to those Christmas 



DECEMBER, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



Eves when we all crowded into the old Sentinel Hotel, 
which is no more, with a couple of dozen children as the 
center of attraction. Now there are a hundred or more 
youngsters waiting eargerly for Santa's arrival at the big 
fireplace in the Camp Curry dining room. They come up 
shyly to see Santa Claus and get their presents, some of 
them half-afraid of such a bewhiskered gentleman (since 
we don't have one on every street corner for a month be- 
forehand!), others flirting mildly. Nancy wheels her doll- 
buggy up and down; Joe, a Uttle Indian boy, goes into 
silent ecstasy with his eyes practically bulging out of his 
head over his big red wagon; Jimmy, who only yesterday 
was in Une for the wooly bear or dog of the yearhngs, now 
is grown up enough to rate a pair of skis. 

There is a midnight Mass in the little village chapel. By 
that time the storm is over and the stars are out. "Silent 
night, holy night ..." rings through our thoughts. 

We have the fun of our own tree on Chnstmas Day 
in the morning, after the carol-singers have passed with 
their "Joy to the World!" Neighbors drop in with a holi- 
day greeting, while the Yule log burns on. 

The families with children have each a tree of their 
own, and after breakfast-time the entrances and lawns are 
full of children tumbling in and out in snow suits, with 
gay caps and mittens, ducking among the trees outside with 
snowballs for the unwar>', or building up a marvelous snow 
man, or trying out the new red sled. 

Notwithstanding all the e.xcitement within doors, be sure 
to look out on Christmas morning to the heights, where 
the sun makes a halo behind the freshly powered trees on 
the rim; "beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of 
Him that bringeth good tidings." The clear, cold night after 
the storm has painted Yosemite Falls on the cliff in long 
strokes of frozen mist and 
icicles that fall as the sun 
strikes them. The meadows 
through the Valley are 
gleaming expanses where 
the frost has cracked the 
moisture from the snow and 
brought out hoary crystals; 
the trees belong in a spun- 
sugar fairyland. 

Along the river banks the 
ice may look thick enough 
to bear one's weigh, but be- 
ware! In the center only a 
film covers the depths. How- 
ever, the skating rink should 
be gay on Christmas morn- 
ing, with the rhythm and 
color of swiftly moving fig- 
ures. That and the toboggan 
slide and the picturesque 
dog teams and cutters are 
all over at the foot of Gla- 
cier Point, on the wintr>' 
side of the Valley, while the 



Ahwahnee and Yosemite Lodge are in the sunshine. As 
for me, I will take Badger Pass and my skis, for that is 
my passion, and by no means a secret one. 

Off to Badger Pass, then, by noon; the Badger Pass Ski 
Lodge is in a sheltered basin just off the Glacier Point Road, 
about three thousand feet above the floor of the Yosemite 
Valley. It is favorably located for snow, where the mois- 
ture-bearing westerly winds strike the uplands of the Sierra 
Nevada, and Christmas usually finds some snow there, 
even though the longer runs may not yet be open. 

Good snow is the best Christmas gift I can be blessed 
with, and we will assume that I get it and celebrate ac- 
cordingly, with the aid of the upski or one of the rope 
tows. Lunch in the sun on the porch is a brief interlude, 
or, perhaps, the bright day and powder snow may lure us 
to take a sandwich and go over on Tempo Dome. 

I could go writing indefinitely on the subject of skiing, 
but I had better return to Christmas Day. The climax of 
our Christmas in Yosemite comes with the pageant of the 
Bracebridge dinner, which has been held each year since 
the Ahwahnee was built in 1927. It is a country festival 
adapted from Washington Irving's "Sketchbook" picture 
of such a Christmas in eighteenth century England. 

It takes place in the great dining hall, which is hung 
with pennons and decked with wreaths and rondels, fra- 
grant with greens and spicy odors. As the procession makes 
its way with pomp and circumstance to the Squire's table, 
set in the alcove at the north end, the music weaves a 
tapestry of Christmas memories. 

As each course is presented, the singers march down the 
long aisle, preceding the htter i Continued on page 29) 




CLUB MAGAZINE — DECEMBER. 1941 



THE INSTITUTE OF 

PACIFIC RELATIONS 

AND 

THE NATIONAL 

EMERGENCY 

by John H. Oakie 

^ San Franciscans, perhaps more than residents of inland 
cities, appreciate the importance of accurate informa- 
tion on the problems that have churned the Pacific to vio- 
lent strife. The Orient's response to the impact of Western 
civilization has been a rapid, dynamic and robust growth 
of industry, population, commerce and nationalism. The 
Orient's insistent bid for a larger place in an economic, 
social and political world dominated by the West has been 
the major concern of the Institute of Pacific Relations. 

The men and women who organized the Institute of 
Pacific Relations in 1925 were confronted by a factual 
situation which demonstrated the full force of Thomas 
Hobbes' dictum that "Knowledge Is Power." The after- 
math of the first world war showed the Far East to be no 
longer the passive subject of Western exploration, instruc- 
tion and exploitation that it had been before. Japan, con- 
scious of her expanded military and economic power, was 
seeking advantages in China. China, already on the road 
to unification, was striving to throw off the unequal 
treaties and to find way of resisting Japan. Both had been 
rebuffed by the United States Oriental exclusion law of 
1924. On these matters there was little information — not 
enough on which to base intelligent discussion or wise 
decision. Th^Tnstitute of Pacific Relations, therefore, was 
founded in order to throw the spotlight of objective 
research and education upon the peoples of the Pacific. 

Leaders in public life throughout the Pacific area coun- 
tries have given generously of time, energy and funds to 
establish the Institute of Pacific Relations on a sound and 





I 



Robert Gordon Sproul 



Ra\ Lyman Wi!bi. 



socially useful basis. Through their efforts, the Intitute now 
comprises eleven separate and completely independent na- 
tional bodies in as many different countries having interests 
in the Pacific. The programs of research and conference 
discussion that they carry forward in cooperation with 
each other, are correlated through an international secre- 
tariat toward the budget of which each of the national 
bodies contibutes. In all other matters, however, including 
the improvement of public information in the several coun- 
tries and the preparation of informative papers, each na- 
tional body shapes its program with regard only to the 
needs and interests of its own constituency. 

The American Council of the Institute of Pacific Rela- 
tions has regional divisions in San Francisco, New York, 
Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and Honolulu. Through 
their membership contributions American men and women 
in all walks of life support a program of research and 
education through conferences, public meetings, discussion 
groups, and assistance to organizations and institutions 
interested in the study of Pacific affairs. 

In San Francisco, the program of the Institute of Pacific 
Relations has had distinguished leadership. The late Wal- 
lace M. Alexander, President Ray Lyman Wilbur, Mr. 
Alfred I. Esberg and Mrs. Alfred McLaughlin were among 
the founders of the American Council of the Institute of 
Pacific Relations. President Robert Gordon Sproul is chair- 
man of the Southern California division and a member of 
the executive committee for the San Francisco Bay area. 

The national roster of the American Council is a roster 
of American leadership on matters pertaining to American 
interests in the Pacific. Rear Admiral Harry E. Yarnell, 
Ambassador Joseph C. Grew, Henry R. Luce, Henry A. 
Wallace, Alfred M. Landon, Thomas W. Lamont, Henry 
Morgenthau, Jr., H. V. Kaltenborn and Frank C. Atherton 
are some of the hundreds of statesmen, journalists, busi- 
ness men, scholars and professional men and women who 
make up the American Council. 

After seventeen years of diligent research and education 
in which it was almost alone in stressing the importance of 
more and more information on the Pacific peoples as a 
basis for national policy and public opinion, the Institute 
of Pacific Relations is on the ( Continued on page 28) 



DECEMBER, 1941— WOMEN'S CITY 



A 

CHRISTMAS 

PILOT 

by June Richardson Lucas 



Time — Christmas Eve. 1941 
Place — The Bay of the City of Saint Francis 
^ The Convoy was a large one and the 
seas were heavy. A young Norwegian 
boy stood watch on the bow of one of the 
smaller freighters on the edge of the group 
of ships ploughing through the storm. 
Martin Hepburn was not afraid: he had 
the stoical bravery of his race: as he 
watched the wide grey skies, he noted the 
distance that mountainous waves had pit 
between his ship and the guarding destroy- 
er. The wind was from the north, from the 
land of ice and snow: the winter seas were 
always cruel, but this moment they held the 
sudden unknown treachery of enemy sub- 
marines. But Martin loved the sea, so beau- 
tiful, so proud always, whether the majesty 
of a storm swept the dark stretches of water 
or whether a tranquil blue "floor" moved 
slowly ahead of his quiet ship. No, he had 
never been afraid; as h^ stood there he 
remembered what he had said to his mother 
after his first long voyage. "The sea is won- 
derful. Mother: it makes me believe I can 
outlive death." That had frightened her a 
little, but he had laughed at her anxious 
face. She had never wanted him on the sea. 

Then too, he loved the ships. His father 
had taken him once on the freighter he 
captained; Martin was only a little boy but 
he never forgot the cargo: the mighty 
cedar and spruce trees chained to the for- 
ward deck; he remembered the smell of 
them when the seas broke over them and 
the wind carried the fragrance of the deep 
woods back to him as he stood with his 
father on the bridge. He learned much 
about people and lands from the cargoes 
on his father's ship. 

Now he was learning to be a mate on 
this freighter and some day he would be 
a captain like his father: tried and trust d 
because he too, would bring his cargoes 
safely to port. As he stood in the icy wind 
watching the darkness come from the .sea 
and sky; snow and ice made the Convoy 
look like phantom ships: he thought of the 
cargo on that ship — a Christmas Cargo — 
he had watched the loading of it and he 



knew the great cases were filled with help 
for the old and sick, and the children. Yes. 
and there was blood for the wounded; that 
seemed like a miracle to Martin. He wished 
his mother had lived to see him on a 
ship with such an important cargo. She 
would not have believed about the blood 
at first but he would have convinced h?r 
with the loading chart of the big cases. 
But Martin was anxious for that cargo as 
he watched the distance grow between the 
bow where he stood and the sturdy de- 
stroyer. Tomorrow would be the day before 
Christmas and they would reach their port 
and safety: he would get warm and cele- 
brate by sending a cable to his father in 
far off San Francisco. 

Then a sea gull swooped down, po:sed in 
the charged expectant air near Martin; he 
was not startled, he knew they must be 
nearer port than he thought. If night 
would come quickly the cargo would be 
safer! 

Martin must have dozed off, in spite of 
the bitter cold and the fact that he was 
standing with one hand on the ice-covered 
rail which froze his stiffened fingers even 
through the heavy mittens; for when he 
opened his eyes the sun was shining in his 
face, the freighter was riding gently at 
anchor in the most beautiful little harbor 
Martin had ever seen. He thought it was 
his own ship and yet it seemed changed. 
He looked up at the bridge; it was empty. 
He must have slept long: h<; did not re- 
member this harbor but Norway had so 
many — there was a fjord at the base of 
every mountain: it must be a safe port and 
everyone had gone ashore. As he hurried 
over the side of the ice-covered ship and 
landed on the floating platform, he heard 
his name: there she was smiling and calling, 
"Oh, Martin, I knew you would get here 
safely, my boy, my boy." 

As his mother held him in her arms, 
Martin looked around him: yes, a perfect 
harbor: above, the snow-covered precipices 
of mighty rock; below, the village twink- 
ling like fairyland in the soft whiteness of 
winter; he was home again in his beautiful 




Norway — his country was not dead — and 
his mother? Then Martin remembered — 
She had been dead three years, three long 
years: he had been almost glad because of 
many terrible happenings. He put his arms 
around her and looked into her glad eyes. 
"How did I get here. Mother?" 
"Oh, son, the great Pilot brought you 
in." 

Then Martin knew he had outlived 
death. 

***** 

The long grey days had passed slowly 
since the sturdy freighter had left the 
canal: the warmth and beauty of the South- 
ern seas seemed far behind as Captain Ere 
Hepburn watched the dark waters into 
which a young golden moon had set: there 
was a cold north wind blowing down the 
coast bringing heavy seas. But that would 
subside, then the long roll in fog and mist 
as they approached th» Golden Gate. The 
Captain knew the course well; for years he 
had carried cargoes from Vancouver, Ore- 
gon and California to Glasgow, Liverpool 
and Manchester. He loved the sea, the sky, 
day and night, whatever the weather. He 
even enjoyed the small hurricanes in the 
Caribbean Sea in August: he always 
watched a certain great planet hanging like 
a golden lantern in the night sky: he never 
failed to call his passengers to the bridge to 
share with him the beauty of the Southern 
Cross as it slipped over the edge of the 
world. 

But now it was all different — dangers no 
captain could foresee lurked in the shining 
waters. He had no passengers — and his 
ship could carry twelve: it had been a 
lonely voyage. Eric Hepburn's mind was 
full of questions. Would he ever carry an- 
^Continued on page 20) 



CLUB MAGAZINE — DECEMBER. 1941 



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HAVE YOU EVER? 

by Philippine Schmidt Rettenmayer 



^ Have you ever gone on a "seren- 
dipity"? It is one for the Book — 
described by Robert Louis Stevenson as 
"going in quest of one particular object — 
returning with several much more desirable 
— having entirely forgotten the reason for 
the trek." This great experience will be 
yours when you step into one of the most 
provocative and scintillating "Quartier des 
Arts." Here are gathered the outstanding 
products of our California artist-craftsmen, 
who use for the most part materials which 
Mother Earth has provided within the 
boundaries of this glorious state. The clay 
and the pigments used in making ceramics 
like those of Gertrud and Otto Natiler are 
procured here. The Natzlers chose to make 
their home in California, to live in what 
we call "creature-comfort" so that their en- 
tire time could be given to the design, cre- 
ation and perfection of ceramics. Gertrud is 
the potter whose work is recognized by the 
delicacy of line and form and the thinness 
of the wall structure. Otto, the experi- 
menter, produces the colors and glazes. It is 
notable that they are the only California 
artists to receive an award this year from 
the Syracuse Museum of Art, to which all 
potters and ceramists throughout the 
United States submit their choicest pieces; 
these, when accepted, form a traveling ex- 
hibition — finding their way into all im- 



portant museums. 

Adolf Odorfer, the ceramic sculptor, has 
been a "wheel-potter" in his native Aus- 
tria. His travels took him to Brazil and to 
Mexico, where he worked in his chosen 
field and at odd jobs, like sheep-herding, 
all experiences adding to his store of knowl- 
edge and enhancing his present works. 
Here in California he has been able through 
stimuli provided by enthusiastic recognition 
of his talent and finely drawn humor, to 
give us a smile, with his gamboling lambs, 
rams, lions and llama. His figures remind 
us of the choicest bits we were privileged 
to see, which came out of the famous 
Wiener Werkstaette. There are, too, the 
delightfully dignified peasants, and other 
sculptures both varied and humorous. 

To Miss Jessie E. Daggett are we in- 
debted for the clever use of jute, linen, and 
sisal which entails such careful preparation. 
The colors, the weft, the quality of matt 
and its attendant sheen all play such an 
important part in arriving at the desired 
result, to produce for our tables the dra- 
matic or subdued backgrounds for our mod- 
ern ceramics. 

Often we have heard it said that the 
unopened regions for the pioneers no 
longer exist. We in the United States and 
in this northern hemisphere have surveyed 
and mapped every square mile by foot or 



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for your Christmas Gift this year 

The Bowl Shop introduces new designs of pewter for the Holidays. 

Our styles are individual and are made to order in our own plant in 

Hongkong. 

For over one thousand years the Chinese 
have used pewter dishes. Pewter, because 
of its richness of texture and neutrality 
of color, fits perfectly into any color 
scheme. Pewter is more decorated than 
silver, yet considerably less expensive. 
We import only the finest grade of 
pewter, and quality pewter will not 
tarnish. 

We also import large assortments of 
pottery bowls and figurines for flower 
arranging. 

THE BO^VL SHOP 

953 Grant Avenue 





by airplane. We forget that through science 
new materials are presented and new meth- 
ods of use of basic materials challenge 
those who, perhaps being pioneers at heart, 
would have left their homes to develop the 
far west, now can, and do, remain close to 
their experimental laboratories, to pioneer 
in the fields of chemistry, engineering, and 
keep abreast of all new technological de- 
velopments. The California craftsmen are, 
for this reason, pioneers. They feel the 
challenge in using the knowledge, the 
artistry, and materials which have come to 
us through the ages, concomitant with the 
constantly enlarged range of basic materials 
— plastics and fibres. 

They model any substance — they weave 
any fibre — they use untried combinations 
of various mediums, fearlessly. 

Virginia and Phil Paradise have opened 
new delights in the use of pottery and 
color in daily life, for they are tireless in 
their experiments with techniques. The 
background for this rests in Phil Paradise's 
training as a painter, in which field he is 
well known. 

It is a natural outgrowth of circum- 
stances that the use of new materials and 
design in one field will effect the use of 
all objects juxtaposed. Our homes grow 
simpler in line, the elegance of fine damask 
and lace, delicately designed and over- 
ornamented china and glass and their care, 
are out of keeping with this simplified 
mode. A mode created of necessity, which 
alters the entire home-making equipment. 
Just as each "period," at the time called 
"Modern and contemporary," has become a 
"Period," say, of Louis VII or Rococo, etc., 
it is accepted that all primitive and peasant 
styles have been dictated by the exigency 
of need, limited material and equipment. 
For this reason, Ernest Amberg and 
Hugh Hirth have gathered together for us 
— our friends, and all the world — "the best 
by the best of today." If anyone should 
say there is a dearth of new things for 
Christmas giving, tell them that nothing is 
newer, finer in design, and attention-hold- 
ing than any one object to be had here. 

The jewelry created for men and women 
by Margaret de Patta is of the most metic- 
ulous workmanship. Apprenticing herself to 
a Swiss watchmaker for several years gave 
her the training so evident in perfection of 
detail and manipulation of metals. Her 
designs are the result of a rare talent and 
long and serious study. To attain an archi' 
tectural balance and not become overpower- 
ing, to evolve a daintiness compatible to 
the person for whom the bibelot is intend- 
ed, are not only her problems but her pride. 
You will find the largest and most compre- 
hensive collection of her pieces in cases as 
original as her designs. 

{Co-atmutd. on page 25J 

DECEMBER, 1941 — WOMEN'S CITY 



POETRY PAGE 



Edited by Florence Keene 



O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM 

O little town of Bethlehem, 

How still we see thee lie! 
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep 

The silent stars go by; 
Yet in thy dark streets shineth 

The everlasting Light; 
The hopes and fears of all the years 

Are met in thee tonight. 

For Christ is born of Mary 

And, gathered all above, 
While mortals sleep, the angels keep 

Their watch of wondering love. 

morning stars, together 
Proclaim the holy birth! 

And praises sing to God the King, 
And peace to men on earth. 

How silently, how silently. 

The wondrous gift is given! 
So God imparts to human hearts 

The blessings of His heaven. 
No car may hear His coming, 

But in this world of sin, 
Where meek souls will receive Him still, 

The dear Christ enters in. 

O holy Child of Bethlehem! 

Descend to us, we pray; 
Cast out our sin, and enter in. 

Be born in us today. 
We hear the Christmas angels 

The great glad tidings tell; 
Oh come to us, abide with us, 

Our Lord Emmanuel! 

— Phillips Brooks. 

AS THE WISE MEN PRAYED 

1 was never one for garrulous display — 
I can only worship in a silent way; 

Easier to flaunt a wreath 
Flecked with tinsel flame, 
Than in lowly penitence 
Kneel to speak His name. 

Lucent was the star which piloted the three 
To the holy pallet : not a travesty. 

Its transcendent splendor tied 

Tongues which strove to call 

Out in adoration. That 

Glow has me in thrall. 

— Byrd Weyler Kellogg. 




NO WINTER 

(San Francisco) 

Here is no frost proclaiming winter's coming, 
But only rain, that elsewhere might be of spring. 
Slants on the roofs, or on the windows drumming, 
Of winter tells no incontestible thing. 

Only the early darkness encroaching slowly 
On peopled streets, or fingering a room 
In ritual wise, awesome and yet unholy, 
Persuades the reluctant spirit into gloom. 

And mornings grey with never the weaponed brightness 
Of ice-edged winds or snow that grimly ploughs 
The air, or else in bubble-breathing lightness 
Settles precariously on naked boughs. 

Anomalous season, ever violating 

The chilly cycle that alone fulfills 

Man's need, and leaves him stricken and awaiting 

The first green shadowing on distant hills. 

—Flora J. Arnstein. 



Byrd Weyler KELLOnr, is editor of the Womans Page of the Santa Rosa "Pre.w Democrat." and founder and editor of the "Redwood 

Empire Woman," publi-ihed in Santa Rosa. 

Phillips Brooks was born in Boston. Mass.. in /83J. and died in 189.-!. He became rector of Trinity Church in Boston in 1869, and 

bishop of Mas.sachusetts in 1891. He published many volumes of .sermon.s and was the author of several favorite hymns. 

Flora J. Arnstein is a resident of San Francisco. The above poem appeared in ■Poetry. " A group of her poems are included in 

the antholoRv. "California Poets. ' published by Henry Harrison in 1932. 



CLUB MAGAZINE — DECEMBER. 1941 



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HEARD AT THE BRIDGE TABLE. 





NEW CARDS OF CALIFORNIA SCENES 

in free-hand water color: Pepper Trees . . . blossoming 
meadows of Marin . . . familiar bits of Carmel and 
Monterey . . . Golden Gate at Sunset. 

R.e4HincLe^ Sao*eUu . . . SMART NEW 

"^ LAPEL ORNAMENTS 

Tor Whom the Bell Tolls" . . . 

(a silver fob with heart locket clapper) 
'For Thee I Pine" . . . 

(Pine Tree in gold with little heart dangles) 

"Telling it to the Daisy" . . . (Spin the petal around and pray that it stops at "yes") 

"My Heart is an Open Book" (Picture frame pin) 

"U, S. Property ... No Trespassing" (If your heart is in the draft!) 

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(■Continued ]rom page 17) 

other cargo safely from this West Coast, 
which had so much, to the River Clyde, 
where so much was needed? He knew no 
fear; he was bred for the sea; Haugesen, 
Norway, was his home port. To be sure, he 
did not know whether he would ever see 
it again, but — then his own deep anxiety 
rolled over him just as a giant wave broke 
over the bow. At San Pedro he had picked 
up some news: Martin's ship was missing 
from a convoy, and there was no word yet 
of Captain and crew. 

Eric Hepburn had been proud of his 
young son when he chose the sea — just as 
proud as he had been of Karl, who had 
done so brilliantly at the great university 
at Oslo. His sons wer« worth all the years 
of loneliness on this bridge; they were 
good boys; they had cared for their mother 
like grown men while he was at sea. But 
now — poor Anna — she had always begged 
him not to encourage Martin to go to sea, 
but he had to be honest with himself; he 
had wanted Martin to follow the traditions 
of the ships his family had served for gen- 
erations; and now perhaps he was lost in 
the North Atlantic. For the first time since 
his faithful wife had died, Eric Hepburn 
was glad she was not sitting alone in Nor- 
way, knitting and praying, waiting for news 
of their sons; now she would never have 
to know Martin, her baby always, had gone 
the way of the sea: and poor Karl, was he 
safe — a prisoner these many months in the 
enemy's hands? For a second the Captain's 
keen eyes were blurred. 

"Are they not all the jeas of God? Oh 
farther, farther sail." Captain Hepburn 
stopped short his slow steps and looked 
into the darkness of the deck behind his 
bridge. His first mate was due in a moment; 
the young boy at the wheel was silent as 
always. Eric Hepburn did not speak. Sev- 
eral times since leaving San Pedro he had 
felt that someone was pacing the bridge 
with him — it was when Martin and Karl 
filled his thoughts. Now he had heard the 
strange beautiful words — surely he had 
heard them. He was not a fanciful man, but 
sound and practical; he must be very tired 
if he was imagining voices; he knew men 
got that way sometimes. 

Then suddenly Petersen was beside him. 
"All right, Cap'n, I'll take over. You 
shouldn't have the long watches. Svensen 
is better — no fever." 

"Well, he can work tomorrow. I'll lay 
off a bit longer so as I can be about when 
we enter harbor. We'll make San Francisco 
tomorrow evening." 

"Don't trust the pilots, do you, Cap'n?" 
and Petersen