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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - October 1, 1944, Oakland, California Marcia Willd Smith Plights Troth to David Brown in Simple Church Rite Marcia Willd Smith, daughter of The young couple has gone to Mrs. Adolph Page Mailliard ol on the Monterey peninsula Francisco, became the bride of David Elbcfl Brown, Medical Corps, United States Naval Reserve, on Thursday, September 28, in San trancisco. The ceremony informal with only the immediate relatives in attendance. Dr. Lcighton Nugent conducted the service in the Trinity Church across the bay. Sole at- tendant upon the bride was Mary Calvin Brown, sister of the benedict, while the best man duties assumed by Aubrey M. Brown, brother of the bridegroom. Marcia _chose an ensemble of Victorian gray crepe for her wed- ding with which she wore a wool coat with a wide trim of beaver. Her hat of brown velvet was trimmed with small bronze bugle bead tassels and she wore a corsage of white butterfly orchids with deep lavender throats. Her attendant wore a dusty green costume suit with a small brown calot with mirror sequins and brown accessories. Her green orchids. corsage was of for their honeymoon. After Oc< tobcr 15, the newlyweds will be at home to their friends on Portola Koad, Stanford University Campus, they have taken a house. The bride attended the Anna Head School for Girls in Berkeley but was graduated from the Kath- aiine Branson School at Ross and then entered Stanford University she was affiliated with the K.ippa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She if a prc-mcdicnl student and in- tends to continue her course of study after their marriage. Her brother. Charles Smith, mar- Jane Weber of San Francisco last May. He is now in the United States Navy and stationed in Florid-i so was not able to come west for the wedding. Mrs. Brown's paternal grand- father, the late Charles Axel Smith, was the first consul general to San Francisco from Sweden; her mater- nal grandmother is Mrs. Minetta Kllen, who plays the part of Mother Barbour in One Man's Family. The benedict, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Calvin Brown of Piedmont, Is at present in the Stanford Med- ical School was a member of JCcta Psi Fraternity and of Nu Sigmt Nu Medical Fraternity, ftis only sis- ter is Mary Calvin Brown, who tended the University of California, and his two brothers are Charles F. Brown, now a prisoner of war in the Philippines, and Aubrey M. Brown. He first enrolled in the Navy V-12 program at Stanford and after two years there, went to U.C.L.A. for a part of his pre-med course before he returned to the northern campus. On his mother's side of the fam- ily, the bridegroom is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Marlborough Summers of Isaqucena County, Miss. On his father's side his grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Calvin Brown of Cliston Hill, Mo. It was in that State that his paternal grandfather held large farming and stockraising interests in Randolph County. The betrothal was announced last June on the Stanford Campus, when the then bride-elect passed live pounds of candy to her sorority sis- ters. The romance is one which dated back to high school days of the young couple. A Mo of War Cheat ttaif leaden who arrived lor cofiee and rolls at the campaign breakfast given Monday to start off the drive and hear last ciders from their chief are, standing, left to right: Mrs. Eugene Stephens, Mn. Anthony Bacich and Mri. Lucius Kentfield Jr. They are served at the coffee urn by Mrs. S. Montgomerie Haslett Jr., another Chest lieu- tenant-colonel of Division 6, Battalions A, B and D. They are volunteer leaders serving with Mrs. Ham. The group started immediately on their house trek in Eastbay photos. Mrs. Frederick M. Dorward, vice-chairman of Region C. looks over the War Chest plans with Orion E. Lucas, gen- eral chairman of the campaign. SOCIETY CLUBS IXCIUSIVI ASSOCIATtD WIM.PHOTO UNITED HtSJ OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, OCT. 1, 1944 NO. 93 Social and Club Women Hold War Chest Breakfast Meeting Record-holders in the two Oakland Area War Chest campaigns since Pearl Harbor are the nearly 2000 women in social and club circles who have volunteered as workers in this year's drive, officially opening tomorrow, and who arc expected to achieve new triumphs. the vernacular of the foot- ball the splendid turnout of the leaders on Monday morning for the breakfast and follow-up meeting at the home and gardens of Mrs. Richard K. Ham on Hampton Road, St. James Wood. Groups were sealed about the terraced lawn at tables or served buffet fruit and crullers. Since the breakfast was at 9 o'clock, the meeting was early, campaign leaders in the chest giving instructions for solicitation after an address by Ray Cro- nin, Associated Press representative, who described conditions in the Orient and the needs to be met. One and all these women will put their shoulder to the wheel and have already started out on their house-to- house canvass. Throughout Oakland, Emeryville, Pied- mont and San Leandro, division leaders, teams and workers are now ready to do more than their share to aid subscribers in reaching this year's chest Secretaries' and their staffs have com- pleted assignments of more than house-to-house calls in the four commu- nities. At every door the workers with their kits and printed material will be ready to tell the stories of the 55 national, overseas and home-front agencies included in this War Chest campaign. Many of these teams in previous cam- paigns have exceeded their quotas by 200 and .300 and even higher percentages. This year's goal calls for additional effort. Final instructions are to be received by this army of woman volunteer War Chest workers at a series of meetings this week. Beginning tomorrow, divisions 7 and .9 will meet at Montclair Women's Club, 1650 Mountain Boulevard. Tuesday, divi- sions 10 and 13 will meet at Santa Fe School 54th and Market Streets. Also meeting Tuesday are divisions 20, 36 and 49 at Alta Mira Club, 561 Lafayette Ave- nue, San Leandro. Divisions 3 and 5 are meeting Wednes- day at Blue Triangle Club, 2332 Harrison Street, while members of division 11 gather at Glenvievv Women's Club, 1318 Garfield Avenue. On Thursday, divisions 1, 2 and 35 will meet at Laurel Methodist Church, Kansas and Magec Streets. The same day divisions 4 and fi will meet at DeFremery Home, 383 43rd Street. Division 6 meeting will be held Friday at the home of Mrs. Burton Brace, 24 Sotelo Avenue, Piedmont. Volunteer leaders serving with Mrs. Ham include: Mrs. G. W. Luhr, Mrs. Bur- ton Brace, Mrs. F. M. Dorward, Mrs. Stan- ford Holmgren, Mrs. Archie Elliott, Mrs. Eugene Stephens, Mrs. George Drennon, Continued on Next Page NEW MAGNOLIA HOSPITAL BRANCH OPENS Organization of Magnolia Branch newest branch of the Children's Hospital of the Easlbay, was com plcted this week when the 22 char ter members, all Piedmont High Srhool girls, met with Mrs. William Harold Oliver, general chairman of hospital branches, to adopt by- laws and discuss plans for the com- intf months. Just as the other 31 active branches of the hospital. Magnolia Branch will raise funds to help mee: capital and maintenance expenses of the institution, and to make pos such special services ns ihe Child Development center and the f. Patients department, irst fund raising event on the i group's calendar is an informal fiance planned for the latter part ol October. The party will be held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur P. O'Kanes, on Midcrest Road. Making plans for the affair is a committee composed of Joanne (Humphrey, Lorraine Jackson, Elea nor Ponfield, Marianna Reeves, Ellen St. Sure and Frances Wilson. Invitations will be extended to 50 couples. The girls plan to meet the first third Monday afternoon of each mth to work on scrapbooks for ildrcn's Hospital patients. Twelve members the new group served as models in the fashion show spon- by hospital branches in the Clarcmont Hotel, September 15 Magnolia Branch is the fourth hospital group organized in Pied- mont High School during tht Leaders in the Oakland Ana Chett Drirt Mated at break- fast in Piedmont el their hosteM standing, Mn. Hanr PettL cvlawl ad. Mated, toft to riaht Mn. Stonily Tanner, major: Mn. A. Watt Bruner, ttajor, and Mn. BMd colonel ol the San Uandro geographic Mrs. Richard K. Ham of Piedmont, geographic and director of the- Oakland War Chest, with Ray Cronin, Pacific war tditb'r of tho Associated Press, at the gel- together campaign breakfast held at Mrs. Ham's home in St. James Wood, before the staff leaders set out on their work for the photos. Deters ;