Aunt Lavania 24 Oct 1954 Photo

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Aunt Lavania 24 Oct 1954 Photo - Y’VES CLUB PREPARES INVITATIONS—Sending" out...
Y’VES CLUB PREPARES INVITATIONS—Sending" out invitations to the YWCA’s twenty-fifth anniversary tea which will be celebrated at an open house between seven and ten o’clock Thursday at the YWCA on Jackson street are (seated, left to right) Mrs. B. Eason. Mrs. O. B. Persful, Mrs. H. W. Eight and Mrs. Victor Schoonover. Standing are Mrs. Hewitt B. Johnson and Mrs. John B. Woodburn. (Staff photo by John Oldenburg) Oldenburg) YWCA Plans Open House Thursday In Celebration Of Silver Anniversary One of the most outstanding social events of the fall season will be the twenty-fifth anniversary of the YWCA which will be celebrated at open house between seven ten o’clock Thursday night, October 28, at 1515 Jackson street. Receiving guests at the door will Mrs. B. L. Mulhem, president the YWCA board and Miss Bess Sharp, executive secretary. Mrs. E. P. Cudd is general chairman of the silver anniversary activities. activities. Serving on the refreshment committee are Mrs. E. B. Ellison, Mrs. A. S. Tidwell and Frank Eason. Music will be in charge of Mrs. Elliott Thompson. Serving on the flower committee are Mrs. Dan Dennett. Mrs. C. Lucky, Mrs. L. N. Copes, J. T. Powell and Mrs. Hewitt Johnson. Mrs. Palmer Hardie of Baton Rouge, first president of the YWCA and past presidents. Mrs. Cox, Mrs. W. B. Clarke, A. D. Tisdale, and Mrs. J. R. will alternate at the tea service. Mrs. J. B. Thornhill, a member of the board will aLso Coffee will be served by Mr. B Ellison. Mr. B. L. Mulhem, B. E. McWilliams, Dr. D. L. Anderson and Mr. Charles Wood. Mrs. B. E. McWilliams is in charge of publicity for the celebration. celebration. To Open At 4 For those unable to attend the 0 {>en house during the evening hours, the YWCA will be open at four o’clock with Mrs. B. L. Mulhern, Mulhern, Mrs. II. K. Touchstone and j Mrs. Ruth Hundley receiving ' guests. It was pointed out that those desiring to vote in the annual elee- j lion of board members can do so at this time. I Serving on the invitation committee committee are Mrs. Hewitt B. Johnson, Mrs. O. B. Persful, Mrs. John B. Woodburn. Mrs. B. Eason, Mrs. Victor Schoonover and Mrs. H. W. Kight. Active 25 years During the quarter-century history history of the YWCA in Monroe, it has played an important and active part in community life. October 1929 plans for the organization were formulated with Miss Jordena Jordena Flournoy, a prominent leader in the community, as its Provisional Provisional Chairman. The first executive committee was composed of Mrs. Jessie Sadler. Sadler. general chairman, Mrs. J. B. Pollard, campaign chairman, Mrs. C. E. Slagle, speaker’s chairman, j and Mrs. B. P. Hardie, general ac- j tivities chairman. Through the efforts of Mrs. W. L. Ethridge as housing chairman I a building was secured on the corner of DeSiard and South Grand and a cafeteria was started. In January, 1930, twenty - one women of this community were elected as the first board of directors. directors. They were: Miss Jordena Flournoy, Mrs. Palmer Hardie, Mrs. J. L. Croft, Mrs. Fagan Cox, Dr. Irma Jones, Mrs. J. C. Sadler, Sadler, Mrs. Louis Hullum, Mrs. J. B. Pollard, Mrs. A. D. Tisdale. Mrs. D. C. Warner, Mrs. Alston Prophit, Mrs. Sam Collins, Mr,!. Henry Colbert, Miss Myrtle Rodgers. Rodgers. Mrs. James A. Noe. Mrs. E. R. Yancey, Mrs. B. Beasley. Mrs. M. Jarmon, Mrs. W. B. Clarke, Mrs. A. M. Wills. I The first residence building of the YWCA was on Telemaque street, but soon these quarters were outgrown and the residence and building headquarters of the | YWCA became 201 Washington street. In 1937 the YWCA headquarters headquarters were moved to 904 Jackson Jackson street. In October 1946. through the efforts and interest of the YWCA board with Mrs. J. B. Thornhill as building chairman and a group of interested friends and citizens with Mr. Richard Kellogg Kellogg as chairman, and through the advice and consent of the finance committee of the Community Chest the present building, 1515 Jackson Street was secured and a down payment was made.

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  1. Monroe Morning World,
  2. 24 Oct 1954, Sun,
  3. Page 20

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