Junior Twentieth Century Club

1941-42

Organized 1935 - Minonk, Illinois

Club Colors - Blue and Silver

Club Flower - Tea Rose

Club Motto - "Real Service Will Not Lose Its Nobleness"

President - Lois Madison

Vice President - Carita Spries

Secretary - Marjorie Zivney

Treasurer - Margaret Roberta

Ass't Secretary - Mildred Stein

Program Committee -

Chairman - Faye Webster, Charlotte Onnen, Eddith Jones

Members: Adalia Dovey, Gertrude Devon, Marjorie Jones, Ruth Gray, Gwen Henderson, Della Imm, Eddith Jones, Helen Little, Lois Madison, Maxine Clark, Carolyn Mohar

 

Members: Charlotte Onnen, Virginia Palmer, Margaret Roberta, Carita Spires, Betty Selzer, Mildred Stein, Kathryn Tarman, Paulin Walker, Faye Webster, Phyllis Wilcox, Marjorie Zivney

Jr. Twentieth Century Opens Club Year - October 13, 1941

The Junior Twentieth Century club held their first meeting of the year at the Woodford Hotel Monday evening. The program committee, Mrs. Faye Webster, Mrs. Charlotte Onnen and Miss Eddith Jones, were the hostesses.

The meeting was called to order by Miss Marjorie Grassman. The members pledged allegiance to the flag and sang "Illinois". Miss Grassman, the retiring president, presented the gavel to the new vice president, Miss Carita Spires.

Thirteen members responded to roll call, each one giving a current event. The resignations fo Miss Dorothy Romersberger, Mrs. Monica Moran and Mrs. Isabel Lierman were read and accepted.

Mrs. Thelma Caldwell of Gibson City, who is district junior club chairman gave an interesting talk on junior club work. Mrs. J. W. Van Doren gave a most interesting account of her trip to the west coast and Alaska. She also told of her stop at Carlsbad Cavern, where she walked the seven and one-half miles through the cavern with a party of 2,200.

She pictured very vividly a short scene at the end of the tour just before leaving the cavern. Every one was seated and not a word was spoken. The lights were eliminated and the group was in total darkness. The rangers sany "Rock of Ages", and the lights were gradually turned on. Mrs. Van Doren said that this was the most impressive service she had ever witnessed. In closing, she exhibited several pictures and souvenirs which she brought back.

Mrs. Phyliss Wilcox sang, "Chapel in the Moonlight", and "Take Me Back to Loveland". Mrs. Ella Livingston accompanied her at the piano. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostesses. The next meeting will be October 27 at the home of Miss Carita Spires.

The following guests were present: Mrs. Virgil Little, Mrs. F. W. Henderson, Mrs. William Devon, Mrs. G. Imm, Mrs. H. J. Palmer, Mrs. Kenneth Sakes, Mrs. J. W. Van Doren, Mrs. R. M. Livingston and Misses Elizabeth Selzer, Adele Dovey, Helen Jones and Maxine Clark of this city, and Mrs. Thelma Caldwell of Gibson City.

Mrs. Donald Madison Heads Jr. 20th Century - October 27, 1941

The Minonk Junior Twentieth Century club met at the home of Miss Carita Spires Monday evening. The meeting opened with Miss Spires, vice president, acting as president. Two new members, Miss Adele Dovey and Mrs. Virgil Little, were voted into the club. Mrs. Ella Livingston, a member of the Senior Twentieth Century Club, was selected as the Junior Club sponsor.

A report of the nominating committee was given and the names of Mrs. Lois Madison, president, and Miss Mildred Stein, press reporter, were presented and voted on by the club.

The newly elected presdient, Mrs. Madison, appointed Miss Marjorie Grassman, Mrs. Caroline Mohar, and Mrs. Gertrude Deven to serve on the ways and means committee.

The Junior Twentieth Century club now has twenty-three members. Seven of the members, Mrs. F. W. Henderson, Mrs. H. J. Palmer, Mrs. Gertrude Devon, Miss Ruth Gray, Miss Maxine Clark, Mrs. G. Imm, and Miss Betty Silzer, were voted into the club at the first meeting, October 13.

After the business meeting, Miss Margaret Roberta had charge of the entertainment. Halloween games were played and the prize was won by Miss Mildred Stein. Each guest present had her fortune told. These fortunes were tied to strings and hidden in a big pumpkin. Hidden story-telling talent was discovered when the lights were all turned out and the guests told their favorite ghost stories.

The hostess, Miss Carita Spires, served dainty refreshments to the sixteen members and the one guest, Mrs. Lester Spires. The club adjourned to meet on November 10 at the Woodford Hotel, with Mrs. Pauline Walker as hostess.

Program Is Presented For Minonk Club - November 10, 1941

Junior Women Entertained At Hotel Woodford; Armistice Day Observed

The Junior Twentieth Century club met Monday evening at the HotelWoodford with Mrs. Kenneth Walker hostess. Miss Carita Spires, vice president, presided. Sixteen members responded to roll call. Plans were made to collect old papers to be sold, the proceeds to be used to buy Christmas gifts for the students at the Park Ridge for Girls, to hold a card party in the spring, and to sponsor the Christmas lighting contest again this year. Two prizes will be awarded for outside decorations and one of an indoors Christmas tree.

Harold Warner, principal of the grade school, explained the patrol system about to be inaugurated in the local schools. Mrs. Gertrude Devon gave a short talk on "Citizenship". The meeting for November 24 will be held at the home of Miss Marjorie Grassman. Delicious refreshments were served by Mrs. Walker.

Club Will Again Sponsor Home Lighting Contest - November 24, 1941

The Junior Twentieth Century club met Monday evening at the home of Miss Marjorie Grassman. Nineteen members and one guest, Mrs. S. E. Tallyn, were present. The meeting was called to order by president, Mrs. Dondal Madison. After the pledge of allegiance to the flag and the club song, reports were read by the secretary and treasurer.

The president appointed Miss Eddith Jones, Mrs. Faye Webster, and Mrs. Ailene Schneider on the Christmas Home Lighting committee. This committee is to make plans for the annual Home Lighting contest to be held at Christmas time. Old papers and magazines are being collected by the club members. It is hoped that enough papers will be collected to buy gifts for the Illinois college at the Park Ridge School for Girls.

The following chairmen of departmental work were appointed: American citizenship, Mrs. Gertrude Devon; American home, Mrs. Carolyn Mohar; Art, Miss Maxine Clark; conservation, Mrs. Virgil Little; Civil Service, Miss Margaret Roberta; education, Mrs. Ailene Schneider; gardens, Miss Elizabeth Halfman; Indian welfare, Miss Marjorie Zivney; junior club women, Mrs. Faye Webster; law observance, Miss Carita Spires; literature and library service, Mrs. Kathryn Tarman; motion pictures Mrs. Charlotte Onnen; music, Mrs. Phyllis Wilcox, press and publicity, Miss Mildred Stein; legislation, Mrs. Pauline Walker; public welfare, Miss Marjorie Grassman; division of child welfare and family rehabilition, Mrs. Virginia Palmer; radio, Miss Elizabeth Silzer; national defense, Miss Ruth Gray; public health and child hygiene, Mrs. Gwen Henderson; division of community service, Miss Adele Dovey; and division of crime prevention and control, Mrs. Della Imm.

Mrs. S. E. Tallyn, district chairman of the department of defense, gave a very interesting talk on "Natinal Defense work in the Federated Clubs". The club members spent the rest of the evening sewing for the Red Cross.

Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess, Missd Marjorie Grassman, and the club adjourned to meet December 8 at the home of Miss Marjorie Zivney.

Jr. Twentieth Century Collecting Old Papers - December 8, 1941

The Junior Twentieth Century club met at the home of Miss Marjorie Zivney Monday evening, with twelve memers responding to roll call

The president called the meeting to order, followed by the pledge of allegiance and the club song, "Illinois". Reports were made by the secretary and treasurer.

Mrs. Ailene Schneider's resignation from the club was read and granted. Mrs. Kathryn Tarman was selected to fill her place on Christmas Lighting Project committee.

The Junior club members are collecting old papers and magazines to sell. Each Junior member was assigned the name of a Senior club member to call and collect the old papers. All papers collected are to be at the home of Mrs. Charlotte Onnen by noon Friday.

The money received from this paper sale is to be used to buy gifts for the Park Ridge School for Girls. Margaret Roberta was appointed to select these gifts.

Excuses for the evening were granted to Misses Ruth Gray, Betty Selzer, Mildred Stein, Maxine Clark and Margaret Roberta, Mrs. Caroline Mohar, Mrs. Pauline Walker, Mrs. Phyllis Wilcox and Mrs. Virginia Palmer.

Following the business meeting the club members played cards and dainty refreshments were served by the hostess.

The next club meeting will be the annual Christmas party at the Woodford Hotel on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Virgil Little, Mrs. Gerard Imm and Miss Margaret Roberta, will be the hostesses. A gift exchange will be held and the club members are asked to also bring a 10 cent toy for the Children's Home and Aid society.

Jr. Twentieth Century Holds Christmas Party - December 15, 1941

The Junior Twentieth Century club held its annual Christmas party at the Hotel Woodford Tuesday evening. Miss Margaret Roberta, Mrs. Virgil Little and Mrs. Gerard Imm were the hostesses.

Andreas paloumpis favored the group with two violin selections, "Memories of Stephen Foster", and a medley of Christmas songs. The evening was spent in playing games, singing Christmas carols, and an exchange of gifts. The club adjourned to meet january 12, at the home of Mrs. Lois Madison.

Jr. Twentieth Century Club Meets On Monday - January 12, 1942

The Junior Twentieth Century club met at the home of Mrs. Lois Madison Monday night, with seventeen members present

Miss Eddith Jones, chairman of the Christmas Home Lighting contest committee, reported the winners of the contest. First prize was awaded to Aaron Parks, second prize to Mrs. Arthur Goodwin, and the tree prize to Mrs. E. H. Meierhofer.

Lorado Taft Memorial stamps were sold. The money collected from the sale of these stamps is used to finacne the Lorado Taft Art Scholarship that is sponsored by the Illinois Federation of Women's clubs.

Miss Marjorie Zimmerlin was voted into the club. Excuses for the evening were granted Mrs. Caroline Mohar, Mrs. Della Imm, Mrs. Helen Little, Mrs. Kathryn Tarman and Mrs. Marjorie Jones.

The guest speaker for the evening was Howard Willoughby, chief radio officer on the S. S. Benville, a freighter. Mr. Willoughby returned from a trip around the world on December 22, and gave the club a very interesting account of his experiences on board a ship travelling through the war zone.

The cargo of the S. S. Benville on its journey to the foreign ports was guns, ammunition, tanks, army trucks, and molasses. On its return to the States, it was loaded with manganese ore, used in lining gun barrels, tin and rubber.

Mr. Willoughby told of a typhoon which blew the ship 180 miles off the charted course. When asked which he preferred, a typhoon in the Red Sea or a bombing raid in Cairo, Mr. Willoughby said he preferred the typhoon. "When a typhoon strikes, the motors are shut off, and the ship is allowed to drift, but when the enemy starts droppingf bombs, you just pray and trust in God", he said.

Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess. The club adjourned until January 26, when they will meet with Mrs. Gwen Henderson.

Jr. Twentieth Century Club Meets Monday - January 26, 1942

The Junior Twentieth Century club met Monday at the home of Miss Adele Dovey. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Lois Madison. Seventeen club members responded to roll call.

A collection of dimes was taken and the money received will be given to the Infantile Paralysis Fund. The club is again sponsoring a drive for old papers and magazines. These papers collected will be sold and the money will be put into the club treasury.

The Illinois Federation of Women's clubs are sponsoring a drive for money to purchase an ambulance to be used where most needed. All of the Federated clubs are asked to contribute as much as possible. The Minonk club donated $2.00.

Mrs. Laura Carter, Filger librarian, gave an interesting talk on all of the new books on the Kiwanis Revolving Book Shelf. The greater part of her talk was about Pearl Buck.

"The Radio" was the topic for the evening's entertainment and Mrs. Palmer and Miss Betty Silzer were in charge. Mrs. Palmer told about her favorite radio personalities. The club then listened to the play on the Lux Radio Theatre called "Here Comes Mr. Jordan".

The hostess served dainty refreshments. The club adjourned to meet at the Woodford Hotel on February 9, with Mrs. Gwen Henerson as hostess.

Jr. Twentieth Century Club Meets Monday - February 9, 1942

The Junior Twentieth century club met Monday at the Woodford Hotel, with Mrs. Gwen Henderson as hostess. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Lois Madison. Twelve members responded to roll call. Mrs. Ruth Wylie, the new club adviser, was present.

The evening entertainment of Valentine games was enjoyed, with Miss Marjorie Zivney in charge. Prizes were won by Miss Maxine Clark and Mrs. Phyllis Wilcox. The hostess served dainty refreshments. The club adjourned to meet at the home of Mrs. Virginia Palmer on February 23.

Twenty-One Attend Jr. Twentieth Century Club - February 23, 1942

The Junior Twentieth Century club met at the Woodford Hotel on Monday evening, with Mrs. Virginia Palmer as hostess. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Lois Madison. Twenty-one members and the club sponsor, Mrs. Wylie, were present.

The club members are collecting old papers and magazines this week. Tomorrow is the last day for collection. Miss Adele Dovey, Miss Carita Spires and Mrs. Faye Wester are on the committee and they have asked that all papers be taken to the home of Miss Dovey.

One day during the week of April 15 to April 22, the club members are to bring cookies and candy to be sent to the soldiers at Chanute Field. Mrs. Helen Little will be in charge.

The program for the evening was a contest identifying movie stars and names of movies. Mrs. Pauline Walker and Miss Maxine Zimmerlin were the winners and defense stamps were given as prizes. After the contest the group was divided and card gaves were played. Refreshments were served by the hostess.

The club adjourned to meet on March 9 at the home of Mrs. Mary Kirk with Miss Maxine Clark and Miss Mildred Stein as hostesses.

Jr. Twentieth Century Club Meets Monday - March 9, 1942

The Junior Twentieth Century club met at the home of Mrs. Mary Kirk with Miss Maxine Clark and MIss Midlred Stein as hostesses.

Due to the illness of the president, Mrs. Donald Madison, Miss Carita Spires, vice president, called the meeting to order. Nineteen members and the club sponsor, Mrs. F. S. Wylie, responded to roll call.

Mrs. Helen Little requested that all of the club members wishing to send cookies, candy or cake to the soldiers at Chanute Field should have in mind what they plan to send so that she can make arrangements for packing. The week of April 15 to 22, is the week the Minonk club plans to send these gifts.

Mrs. Marjorie Jones' resignation from the club was accepted and Mrs. Della Imm was granted a leave of absence until next fall.

The guest speaker for the evening was Robert Webster, local Atlantic and Pacific manager. Mr. Webster's topic for the evening was "Food and Food Buying".

Refreshments were served by the hostesses. The club adjourned to meet at the home of Mrs. Caroline Mohar on March 23.

Junior 20th Century Club Meets With Mrs. Mohar - March 23, 1942

The Junior Twentieth Century club met at the home of Mrs. Caroline Mohar on Monday evening.

The meeting was called to order by the vice president, Miss Carita Spires. Fifteen members and the club sponsor, Mrs. Samuel Wylie, responded to roll call. On Wednesday, March 25, the Illinois Federation of Woman's clubs in Woodford county held their spring meeting at the Woodford hotel. The following committees were appointed to serve with the Senior Twentieth century club; refreshment, Mrs. Gwen Henderson and Mrs. Helen Little; reception, Mrs. Gertrude Devon and Mrs. Caroline Mohar.

Donald Smith gave a humorous reading, "The Radio Fan". Mrs. Phyllis Wilcox gave a very interesting report of a day at the Midwest Hair Dresser's convention in Chicago. Mrs. Wilcox showed picturees of the 1942 hair styles featuring short hair and the feather edge cut.

Various card games were played until the hostess served dainty refreshments. The club adjourned to meet April 6 with Mrs. Phyllis Wilcox at her home in Benson.

Jr. 20th Century Club Meets Tuesday - April 13, 1942

The Junior Twentieth Century club met at the Woodford hotel with Mrs. Phyllis Wilcox as hostess. Thirteen members and the club sponsor, Mrs. F. S. Wylie, responded to the roll call.

The president appointed a program committee for the coming year. The chairman of the committee is Mrs. Gwen Henderson with Mrs. Charlotte Onnen and Mrs. Gertrude Devon as assistants.

A nominating committee was appointed with Miss Mildred Stein as chairman. Others on the committee are Miss Marjorie Zivney, Miss Carita Spires, Miss Margaret Roberta and Mrs. Faye Webster.

Mrs. Lois Madison gave a brief report of the annual district convention of Federated Womens' clubs at Pontiac and of her visit to the Pontiac state prison.

The program chairman presented Miss Marjorie Vogel who gave the dramatic reading, "Mothers of Men", and Gloria June Moline who gave two piano solos. Rachel Halageira sang "I Hear a Blackbird Singing".

Dainty refreshments were served by the hostess and the members adjourned to meet with Mrs. Gertrude Devon on April 27.

Mrs. Mohar To Head Junior 20th Century Club - April 27, 1942

The Junior Twentieth Century club met at the home of Mrs. Gertrude Devon on Monday night, April 27. The meeting was called to order by president, Mrs. Donald Madison. Fifteen members and the club sponsor, Mrs. Wylie responded to roll call.

The highlight of the evening was the election of officers for the coming year. The new officers are as follows: President, Mrs. Caroline Mohar; vice president; Mrs. Phyllis Wilcox; secretary; Miss Ruth Gray; treasurer; Miss Adele Dovey; press reporter and assistant secretary; Mrs. Virginia Palmer.

The program committe is composed of Mrs. Charlotte Onnen, Mrs. Gwen Henderson, and Mrs. Gertrude Devon. Mrs. O. W. Smith was the guest speaker and she gave a very interesting talk on the history of Photography. The hostess served dainty refreshments.

The club adjourned to meet at the Woodford hotel on Monday, May 11, at 6:00 o'clock for the annual spring dinner. The hostesses are Ruth Gray, Kathryn Tarman, Betty Silzer and Maxine Zimmerlin.

 Junior 20th Century Ends Club Year - Spring Dinner May 11, 1942

The Junior Twentieth Century club had their annual spring dinner on Monday evening at the Woodford Hotel. The hostesses were Miss Maxine Zimmerlin, Miss Betty Silzer, Miss Ruth Gray and Mrs. Kathryn Tarman.

The table was very beautifully decorated with spring flowers and candles. The club colors, blue and silver, were carried out in the decorations.

The Junior club women enjoyed a very successful year and it is interesting to recall these activities. The officers of the club were Mrs. Lois Madison, president; Miss Carita Spires, vice president; Miss Marjorie Zivney, secretary; Miss Margaret Roberta, treasurer; and Miss Mildred Stein, assistant secretary and press reporter. The program committee was composed of Mrs. Charlotte Onne, Mrs. Faye Webster and Miss Eddith Jones.

The club held its first meeting at the Woodford Hotel in October. The resignation of eight old members were accepted. Ten new members were welcomed into the club bringing the total membership to twenty-two members. Mrs. F. S. Wylie, senior club member, was selected as the club sponsor.

The club subscribed to "The Club-woman" a magazine published for club members, one hundred percent.

At Christmas time the girls very liberally donated toys to the Children's Home and Aid Society and miscellaneous items to the Illinois Cottage at the Park Ridge School for Girls.

A Home Lighting contest was sponsored and prizes were awarded to the most outstanding outside decorations and the prettiest inside tree.

During the months of January and February, the club purchased Lorado Taft stamps, collected dimes for the infantile paralysis fund, contributed to the Red Cross, and paid toward the ambulance fund.

One evening was spent making baby blankets for the Red Cross. During the past month a box of cookies, tea cakes and candy was sent to the boys at Chanute Field.

The officers for next year will be Mrs. Caroline Mohar, president; Mrs. Phyllis Wilcox, vice president; Miss Adele Dovey, treasurer; Miss Ruth Gray, secretary and Miss Virginia Palmer, assistant secretary and press reporter. The program committee will be Mrs. Charlotte Onnen, Mrs. Gwen Henderson and Mrs. Gertrude Devon.

During the dinner the regular business meeting was held. Eighteen members responded to roll call. Mrs. Wylie, and one guest, Mrs. Marjorie Jones, were also present. Mrs. Lois Madison presented Miss Eddith Jones, Mrs. Charlotte Onnen and Miss Marjorie Zivney gifts for perfect attendance. A gift was also presented to Mrs. Wylie for her very kind assistance during the club year.

After the delicious dinner the guests went to the show, "Bahama Passage". This spring banquet marks the end of a very successful year and the club will be adjourned until October.