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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - February 26, 1936, Oakland, CaliforniaFebruary 26 1936 Oakland Tribune year Book part three a 21 society part in the cultural and economic life of the Community by Mabel Garwood Williams what part does society play in the cultural social and civic life of a Community a resume of activities of the men and women of the East Bay furnishes the answer to this question a group of Young women organized As the Junior league of Oakland Ine have undertaken the task of handling such affairs As Are beyond the Means of City and county government after april 1 the associated charities Are providing for the Complete maintenance of Fenton Home the Junior league project this leaves the league free support a new project a Council for Community plan Ning which is experimental and which it is hoped will prove of lasting value to this Community the object of the Council is to coordinate Hie activities of the various social agencies both pub Lic and private in the Oakland Community Chest area in that the problems and in this Community May be under stood and efficiently dealt with the year marked the granting of a charter to the Junior league of Oakland by the association of Junior leagues of America with Headquarters in new York which has granted similar Charters to 139 cities in the United states Canada mex Ico and Hawaii its scope is far reaching and its incentive to fill the Community needs beyond the reach of the average institution the Ideal of Oakland Junior league is to be helpful to the Community and to the individual its activities Are threefold first its welfare project Fenton House formerly the Susan b Fenten Home for destitute children second its Volunteer service urn Der the direction of a placement chairman and third the development of a diversified arts and interests department adult education courses Are Given As the need or wish arises the object of the Junior league is to Foster the interest of the Young women of the Community in social economic and civic conditions the Susan b Fenten Home at 1047 Bella Vista Avenue was the nucleus around which the league was built the has been for Many years the interest Small group of Oakland women who Irv 1930under the Leader ship of mrs William Cavalier Felt the of further assist Ance miss Elizabeth Moore now mrs John Logan of new York assembled the groups which included mrs George w Bakerjr mrs John Macdonald mrs John Gompertz mrs Frederick Greenlee and mrs Griffith Oliver at the same time 25 girls met with the object of forming a Junior league Fenton Home was proposed As their welfare project and still is under the name of Fenton league the group car ried on mrs Frederick Green Lee and mrs Lawrence Salmons Fletcher were presidents of the Fenton league until february 7 1935 when the coveted charter was granted the Junior league of Oakland has As its present officers miss Florence Bates president mrs Carl King Vic president miss Edna Sherman Secretary miss Mary Oliver corresponding Secretary mrs Chauncey Pond or treasurer and As directors miss Janet Brittain and mrs Dudley Bell activities of the league have included during the Winter months Adolph Bohms opera Ballet a Christmas play presented by the Junior league members at the Home of mrs r c Force in Piedmont and a formal dinner dance at the women athletic club every Community feels the need of a childrens Hospital the childrens Hospital of the East Taay is the of the West housed in a Concrete fireproof building and rated a class a institution by the american med real association and the Ameri can College of surgeons their Sti Tutiven does free part pay and full pay work As the Hospital has expanded materially it has enlarged its objectives while its original purpose was the care of the indigent its present aim is to provide the Best facilities in the Community for the care of sick children regardless of their financial circumstances children of All classes Are benefited the Hospital cares for children from earliest infancy to 14 years of age in september 1912 mrs Charles Lloyd a member of the Charity Board called a meeting of 40 women at town and gown club in Berkeley to discuss the need for a Hospital and clinic organization began under mrs Allen Babcock with the old my Erath Home 51st and Dover streets the chosen location funds were raised for the Pur Chase of the property and Reno vation of same and the Hospital and clinic established in 1928 the modern three Story Brick building was built beside theold one financed by a Campaign and mortgage directors include or William Harold Oliver president mrs e a Billett mrs Edward v Dri o Church mrs e a Field or r c Force miss Kathleen mrs a c Keane by Frank l Kelly or Robert a Leet or l h new Bert mrs William Harold Oliver or a h Pendleton Cdr Aurelia Henry Reinhardt or Bernard Silverstein or Robert g Sproul by Herbert Stolz Rev Herman Swartz and or e Sweetland ranking As the oldest incorporated charitable institution in the county of Alameda is the ladies Relief society thirty two years ago miss Matilda eve Brown succeeded her Mother in the office of president upon the death of miss Brown in March 1935 mrs Wickham havens Vic president for 2ft years finished miss Browns unexpired term of of fice at the annual meeting held january 2 of this year mrs George Rothganger was elected president of the society and at that session mrs John Bell Mhoon since deceased was elected president emeritus mrs Walton n Moore second vice president mrs h s Kergan third Vic president mrs Joseph r Knowland fourth Vic Epresi Dent mrs c Robert Adams treasurer mrs Paul Skinner re cording Secretary and miss e Louise Defremery financial Secretary the society maintains three Homes autumn of life for aged women a childrens Home and Nursery children Are the incentive Tor still another philanthropic group As 1935 witnessed the dedication of a new building for the West Oakland Home society for Chil Dren on Lincoln Avenue this was Junior Alliance Hall which now provides gymnasium recreation room isolation rooms for sickness and administration head quarters the new building was the gift of the Junior Alliance an auxiliary of the society the Board of directors includes mrs h h Michels president mrs Fred Seulberger first Vic Epresi Dent mrs Arthur Moore second Vic president mrs Emil Fritock treasurer mrs Charles Dukes recording Secretary mrs e j Swee and mrs m t Bon and mrs j c Craik for More than 15 years a Little group of women organized under the name of the Charity league have done splendid work in the Community maintaining a Home in East Oakland mrs Carlton Bryan president is assisted by More than a score of the younger married set the Berkeley clinic auxiliary founded in 1914 has 50 Active members panoramic View of the Kay Region featuring the two gift Bridges
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