Junior Twenthieth Century Club - 1943-44

Women to Hold First Meeting

The first meeting of the season of the Junior 20th Century club will be held Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Lester Lange. Miss Carita Spires and Miss Maxine Clark will be the assistant hostesses. A report of the state convention held in May will be given and a musical program will be presented.

Each member may bring a guest. The new officers for the year are: Miss Carita Spires, president; Mrs. Virgil Little, vice president; Mrs. John Ryan, secretary; Mrs. Lester Grampp, treasurer; Mrs. G. L. Danner, press reporter; Mrs. Lester Lange, Mrs. Kenneth Walker and Mrs. Donald Madison, program Committee

Junior 20th Century Holds First Meeting


The Junior 20th Century club held its first meeting of the club year at the home of Mrs. Lester Lange with Misses Carita Spires and Maxine Clark as assistant hostesses. Mrs. Henri Mohar the retiring president opened the meeting with the club members giving the pledge of allegiance to the flag and the singing of Illinois. Roll call was answered by giving a vacation experience.

Communications were read from the Lions club, thanking them for their donations toward the Honor Roll plaque, which they are sponsoring: Miss Gertrude Tucker, for the donation of new books for the children's reading room at the Fliger library; Martha Brown, the 17th district president, extended an invitation to the club to attend the district convention of the Illinois Federation of Woman's clubs which is being held on October 19 at 10:30 a.m. with guest speakers, Mrs. Renny of Chicago and Mrs. Fairchild of Normal; Mrs. S. E. Tallyn extended an invitation to the county convention which was held at the Hotel Woodford on Tuesday.

The resignations of Mrs. G. I. Imm and Mrs. Donald Madison were accepted. Mrs. Howard Palmer presented the club scrap book to Mrs. Henri Mohar with thanks to Mrs. Ed Onnen for her help in preparing the book. Mrs. Mohar thanked all members for their help the past year and presented the gavel to the new president, Miss Carita Spires. Mrs. Onnen asked for help in the making of U. S. O. scrap books for service men. Mrs. Raymond von Behren is the new club sponsor for the coming year.

The program for the evening was as follows: A report on the State convention which was held at the Hotel Sherman in Chicago last May, by Miss Carita Spires; Mrs. J. A. Simpson, Red Cross county chairman of camp and hospital asked for donations for furnishing a sun room at Camp Ellis. Miss Patricia McGough, accompanied by Miss Joan Rowe, sany two songs, "Smiling Thru" and "I Heard You Singing" and Miss Margaret Hewitt accompanied by Miss Gladys Burrell gave a musical reading, "Katy Did".

Dainty refreshments were served to the 18 members, club sponsor and five guest present. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Howard Palmer on October 25, the topic being health. Roll call will be favorite remedies new and old.

Junior 20th Century Has Gala Meeting


The Junior 20 Century club met at the home of Mrs. Howard Palmer Monday evening. The business meeting was opened with the members pledging allegiance to the flag and singing of "Illinois", new and old, in answering roll call.

In the absence of Mrs. John Ryan, Jr., Miss Maxine Clark served as secretary. A communication from M. K. Reckford, general director of the Illinois Children's Home and Aid society, asking the club to remember the little ones at Christmas time, was read.

Mrs. Lester Spires, chairman of the Public Health committee of the Senior 20th Century club, invited the members to attend the lecture of Dr. L. L. Collins at the Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Wednesday evening. Several ideas were submitted to the Ways and Means committee to be acted upon for the raising of funds for the club year. The club voted to give a donation to Mrs. Allen Simpson toward furnishing a sun parlor at Camp Ellis.

Plalns were discussed for the holding of a card party and silent auction within the next several weeks.

Dr. W. S. Morrison was the guest speaker of the evening and answered the many questions asked him by the members. Mrs. Kenneth Walker demostrated how to make a receptacle to be pinned to the sick bed of the patient for the disposal of Kleenex, etc.

Two changes in personnel were announced, Miss Marjorie Zivney replacing Mrs. Virgil Little as vice president, and Mrs. C. M. Veihman taking Mrs. Donald Madison's place on the program committee. The names of Mrs. Francis Waldschmidt and Mrs. Robert Schmitz were submitted for membership and approved.

Dainty refreshments in keeping with Hallowe'en were served by the hostess to the 13 members in attendance, the club's sponsor, Mrs. Raymond von Behren, and two guests, Mrs. John Onnen, Jr. and Mrs. Robert Webster. Mrs. Elmer Stalter will be hostess to the club at its next meeting to be held on Monday evening, Nov. 8.

Jr. 20th Century Club Meets With Mrs. Stalter


The Jr. 20th Century club met at the home of Mrs. Elmer Stalter on Monday evening with fourteen members and one guest, Mrs. Roy Smith and the club sponsor, Mrs. Raymond von Behren, present.

The business meeting was opened with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. A communication from the children's Aid society was then read, and the club voted that each member bring gifts to the next meeting to be given to this society. It was also voted that Christmas gifts be bought for the Parkridge School for Girls and that a donation be sent there to be applied to the fund for girls needing glasses.

Committees were then appointed by Miss Spires, club president, for the card party, silent auction and raffle to be held in the near future. Committees named were: General committee, Mrs. Lester Grampp; Mrs. Henri Mohar, Mrs. Lester Lange and Mrs. G. L. Danner; ticket committee, Mrs. Kenneth Walker; food committee, Mrs. C. M. Veiham, Mrs. Ed Onnen, Mrs. Dewey Klendworth, Mrs. John Ryan Jr., and Miss Helen Jones.

Dining room committee, Mrs. William Devon and Miss Marjorie Stalter Jr.; cards, Miss Maxine Clark and Mrs. Francis Waldschmidt; prizes and tallies, Miss Ruth Gray; silent auction, Mrs. Howard Palmer and Mrs. Robert Schmitz.

The business session closed after two new members, Mrs. Robert Schmitz and Mrs. Francis Waldschmidt were welcomed into the club.

The meeting adjourned after delicious refreshments were served by the hostess. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Henri Mohar on Nov. 22.

Junior 20th Century Meets With Mrs. Mohar


The Junior 20th Century club met at the home of Mrs. Henri Mohar last Monday evening with seventeen members answering the roll call.

At the business meeting communications were read from Mrs. Marion MacGregor of Flanagan and from State Chairman of Junior clubs, Miss Dorothy Dohrman of Blue Island. A project to furnish cookies for the camp at Rantoul for the Snack Hour was tabled until after Christmas, but committees reported on the progress made toward the plans for the card party on Dec. 2. The date for Christmas party was set for Dec. 16, with a gift exchange in the form of a grab bag. The party will be at the home of Mrs. G. L. Danner with Mrs. Robert Schmitz assistant hostess. The name of Mrs. Florence Smith was submitted to the club for membership and a motion was made to re-instate Mrs. Gerard Imm, who had resigned at the beginning of the year.

Mrs. C. M. Veiham, program committee chairman, introduced Mrs. Nettie Rohrer, who gave two readings entitled, "American Women" and "The Morning Call".

The date of the next regular meeting was changed from Dec. 13 to Dec. 8 due to a conflict on Dec. 13 with the Lions club Ladies Guest night. The meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Lester Grampp.

Minonk Club Entertained

Mary Boyer Talks In Home Of Mrs. Lester Grampp - Cards Are Read


The Junior Twentieth Century club members and their speaker, Miss Mary boyer, were guests Wednesday evening of Mrs. Lester Grampp. A card of appreciation for Christmas gifts and glasses for girls, was read from Park Ridge School for Girls and another was read from the children's Aid Society in Chicago for Christmas gifts. Approximately $90 was cleared on the card party given Thursday evening, Dec. 2.

Mrs. Ed Onnen reported receiving ten U. S. O. scrap books which were distributed one book to two members who will work together to get them completed in February.

The club voted to send a card and note to former members whose husbands have been called into the service.

Mrs. Roy Smith was welcomed into the club. Mrs. Lester Lange presented Miss Mary Boyer, who gave a most interesting resume on a "Course on Red Cross First Aid".

Mrs. Kenneth Walker, Mrs. Lester Lange and Mrs. C. M. Veihman were appointed a committee of ways for spending money. The club Christmas party will be held at the home of Mrs. G. L. Danner Dec. 16 with Mrs. Robert Schmitz and Mrs. Roy Smith, co-hostesses.

Junior 20th Century Have Christmas Party

The Junior 20th Century club held their annual Christmas party last Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. G. L. Danner, with Mrs. Robert Schmitz and Mrs. Roy Smith as assistant hostesses. Fourteen mebers and the club sponsor, Mrs. Raymond von Behren, were in attendance.

Bridge and pinochle were the entertainment for the evening and prizes were won by Mrs. Henri Mohar at bridge, and Mrs. C. M. Weihman at pinochle. After tasty refreshments were served by the hostesses, gifts from the grab bag were distributed to the club members.

The regulard meeting will be held with Mrs. C. M. Weihman on Jan. 10. The program for this meeting will be a one minute speech by each member on a current topic.

Junior 20th Century Club Met Monday Evening


The Junior 20th Century club met at the home of Mrs. C. M. Weihman on Monday evening. The pledge of allegiance to the flag, and the singing of Illinois, opened the business meeting.

Communications were read from Mrs. Charles Millett and Miss Helen Jones. These were letters of resignation from the club. Mrs. M. K. Reckford, general chairman of the Illinois federation of Women's clubs of Chicago, sent a thank you note for the donation to the girls' glasses fund. A letter from Mrs. P. H. Kester of New Holland, was also read.

Mrs. Lester Lange appointed Mrs. G. L. Danner chairman of the program committee for the next meeting at the home of Mrs. Wm. Devon on Jan. 24. The meeting was then turned over to the chairman of the program committee.

Mrs. John Onnen Jr., accompanying herself on the piano, sang four selections, "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "Standin' in the Need of Prayer", "Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer" and "Here Comes the Navy". A current event quiz was given the group and Mrs. Wm. Devon was given the prize. Delicious refreshments were served to fourteen members and the hostess, Mrs. C. M. Veihman.

Jr. 20th Century Club Meets With Mrs. Devon


The Junior 20th century club met at the home of Mrs. William Devon, Monday evening, Jan 24 with 14 members present. The business meeting was called to order by the president, Miss Carita Spires. Communications were read from Martha J. brown, of the Illinois Federation of Women's clubs, and also from Mrs. Harold Webster, asking the club to accept her resignation. Ways of spending part of the money derived from the card party, were discussed, and motions were passed to give fifty dollars to the Lions club toward the memorial plaque being sponsored by that organization. It was also voted that the club donate five dollars to the Infantile Paralysis fund and another five dollars to the Federation of Women's clubs, and a motion was passed to inquire about the need for funds at the U. S. O. center in Streator and the need for children's books at the city library.

The meeting was then turned over to the progam committee, and Mrs. Lester Lange introducted Mrs. George Janssen, who told of her hobby of collecting salt and pepper shakers. Mrs. Janssen brought a large number of her collection, which numbers 642 in all, for inspection of the club. Mrs. Lange then introduced Mrs. G. L. Danner, chairman for the evening, who presented Ben Yocum. Mr. Yocum spoke on his hobby, which is photography. He displayed some of his pictures to the group.

Mrs. Devon then served dainty refreshments to the members and the one guest, Mrs. Robert M. Wilcox. The next meeting will be a surprise party at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Walker, Monday evening, Feb 14. The members are to dress as children and use an assumed name for the evening.

Jr. 20th Century Club Met With Mrs. Walker


The Jr. 20th Century club met at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Walker on Monday evening. The meeting was opened with the pledge of allegiance to the flag and the singing of Illinois. Roll call was answered by 17 members and one guest, Mrs. Robert Wilcox, and the club sponsor, Mrs. Raymond von Behren. Minutes of the last meeting and communications were read.

Mrs. Bolton A. Dixon, Jr., editor of the Illinois Clubwoman magazine, notified the club that a write-up on our card party in December will be in the March issue of the magazine.

Mrs. Ed Onnen, chairman of the USO scrap books, has set a deadline for handling in the books. All books must be completed and in her hands not later than the Feb. 28 meeting. Pictures taken by Bennie Yocum were shown to the club.

Mrs. John Onnen Jr., was welcomed into the club by the president.

The meeting was then turned over to the program committee chairman, Mrs. Kenneth Walker. This was a surprise program, all members had to come dressed as little boys or girls and used assumed names and played school. Lessons were taught under Mrs. William Devon, as teacher, under the name of Miss Ima Pane.

The school idea was very cleverly carried out by the hostess in serving refreshments. Paper bibs were passed and lunches were packed in paper sacks and "coke" in paper cups was passed. The next meeting on Feb 28, will be announced by the committee.

Jr. 20th Century Club Met Monday Evening


The Junior 20th Century club met at the home of Mrs. C. M. Viehman, Monday evening with Mrs. John Ryan Jr., as hostess. The business meeting was opened with the pledge to the flag and the singing of Illinois. Roll call was answered by 17 members and the club sponsor, Mrs. Raymond von Behren.

It was voted to donate $5.00 to the Red Cross. The name of Mrs. Robert Wilcox was submitted for club membership. She was voted into the club. The USO scrap books were all completed and turned in to Mrs. Ed Onnen.

The meeting was then turned over to Mrs. Lester Lange. She introduced little Linda Kay Veihman, who sang "Paper Doll" and "Little Jack Horner" accompanying her at the piano was Mrs. C. M. Veihman. Progressive bridge and pinochle was played the rest of the evening. The bridge prize was won by Mrs. Raymond von Behren and pincochle prize went to Mrs. Roy Smith. The next meeting will be March 14 at the home of Miss Marjorie Zivney.

Miss Marjorie Ziney Entertains Jr. 20th Century


The Junior 20th Century club met at the home of Miss Marjorie Zivney on Monday evening. The meeting opened with the pledge of allegiance to the flag and singing of the club song, Illinois. roll call was Current Events, and was answered by seventeen members and the club sponsor, Mrs. Raymond von Behren. One guest, Miss Lola Tucker of Chicago, was present.

Mrs. Ed Onnen reported that the USO scrap books had been sent to Chicago, and the club president, Miss Carita Spires, thanked her for taking care of the scrap books, and thanked the club for their cooperation in making these scrap books. Mrs. Henri Mohar suggested the club thank Mrs. G. L. Danner for her effort in preparing an article for the Illinois Clubwoman magazine, which appeared in the March issue. Mrs. C. M. Veihman was also thanked for furnishing her home on Feb 28 for the club meeing.

Mrs. Lester Lange, program chairman, introducted Mrs. A. A. Johnson, who spoke on the Early History of the Red Cross. Mrs. Bert Jury brought her stamp collection and showed the club one of the first Red Cross stamps issued, giving the history of the Red Cross and Tuberculosis stamps. A musical quiz was given. Mrs. Robert Schmitz winning the prize. Lovely refreshments in keeping with St. Patrick's Day were served by the hostesses. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Raymond von Behren on March 27.

Jr. 20th Century Club In Regular Meeting


The Junior 20th Century club met at the home of Mrs. Raymond von Behren Monday evening with 15 members and the club sponsor present. Communications were read from John Meierhofer, thanking the club for the fifty dollars donation toward the memorial plaque, in behalf of the Lions club, and from Mrs. Martha Brown, who informed the club of the place and date of the annual convention of the 17th district of the Illinois Federation of Women's clubs. A letter was also read from Evelyn Haese, Woman Assistant Director of the U. S. O. of Rantoul, asking the club to send cookies and flowers for the Easter season, to make the leisure hours of the service men more pleasant.

A motion was made and carried, that the club send Mrs. Haese a donation of money, to be used for an Easter lily, for the U. S. O. center. One new member, Mrs. Robert Wilcox, was accepted into the club.

Two guests from the Senior club were present, Mrs. Milo Sterritt, the club president, who complimented the Junior club on its good work of the year; and Mrs. Ethel Danforth, social chairman, who invited the club as guests to the Spring Luncheon of the senior club.

Mrs. Lester Lange, program chairman, introduced Mrs. Henri Mohar, who spoke on "Beauty and Trends in Fashion". Mrs. Lange than sang two solos, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. C. M. Veihman. Dainty refreshments were then served by the hostess. The next meeting will be announced at a late date by the program committee.

Jr. 20th Century Club In Regular Meeting


The Jr. 20th century club met at the home of Mrs. Ed Onnen on Monday night. The pledge of allegiance to the flag was given and the club song was sung. Roll call was answered with favorite facts about movie stars, the topic for the evening being Motion Pictures.

The reading of minutes and the treasurer's report were given. Communications were read and discussed. A response in order of thanks was read from the USO at Rantoul, for the donation made for an Easter lily and also card of thanks from the Roy Dovey family.

The program committee introduced Mr. Robert Witte, manager of the Minonk theatre, who gave an interesting talk on the history of movies and he also answered numberous questions of club members. Refreshments were served and the meeting adjourned. The next meeting will also be held at the home of Mrs. Ed Onnen with Mrs. Frances Waldschmidt as hostess on april 24.

Junior 20th Century Elects Officers


The Junior 20th Century club met at the home of Mrs. Ed Onnen on Monday night, with Mrs. Francis Waldschmidt as hostess. The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag and singing of the club song. The topic for the evening being Education, roll call was answered with School Day Memories. The reading of the minutes and the treasurer's report were given and a communication from the Rantoul USO was read. Mrs. Alice Lange, Mrs. Lester Grampp and Mrs. Francis Waldschmidt gave some interesting facts that they had heard at the meeting of the District Federation of Women's clubs at Washburn.

The report of the nominating committee was given and the new officers for the year are: President, Mrs. Gertrude Devon; vice president, Mrs. Virginia Palmer; secretary, Miss Maxine Clark; treasurer, Miss Ruth Gray; club reporter, Mrs. Charlotte Onnen; Program committee, Chairman, Mrs. Margaret Veihman, with Mrs. Henri Mohar and Mrs. Francis Waldschmidt.

The meeting was turned over to the program leader and a quiz was held and won by Miss Carita Spires. Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess.

Junior 20th Century Holds Last Meeting


The Jr. 20th Century club held its last meeting of the year with a club dinner at the hotel Tuesday evening, May 16, at 6:30. A short business meeting was held preceding the dinner with gifts being presented by the president, Miss Carita Spires, to Mrs. Carolyn Mohar and Mrs. C. M. Veihman for having attended all the meetings during the year.

A very delicious dinner was served at an attractive table decorated with spring flowers, and a potted plant by each place card as a favor. The club then attended the Minonk theatre as guest of the program committee. The entertainment committee for the evening was Miss Ruth Gray, Mrs. Edith Klendsworth, Mrs. Robert Wilcox and Mrs. John Onnen Jr.