Filing into the clubhouse the ladies were seated around tables decorated with small bowls of sweet peas, interspersed with streamers of maiden hair fern and at the head table a globe of the world with many small flags attached to it of different countries of our allies to continue the line of “And crown our good with brotherhood” from the club’s theme “America the Beautiful.”
Ina Blossom, president of the Woman’s Club, welcomed the members and introduced the rest of the officers for 1944-45.
Besides Belshe, other members of the board included Volena Jones, first vice president; Ethel Wheat, second vice president; Mona Nevins, recording secretary; Mary McBride, treasurer; and Blossom as trustee.
Margaret Elliott introduced the guest speaker, Mrs. Jesse Wolfe, who spoke on China and its people. Wolfe brought along several examples of Chinese arts, tapestries, handmade Mandarin arts and tiny shoes worn by women of China’s high caste system.
The club sponsored an abalone dinner April 27 at Memorial Hall and along with this dinner came a program of music and a play, “They Also Serve” especially written for the club by Ethel Wheat and performed by members of the Ebell Club of Santa Ana.
Members of the club’s literary division met April 18 at the home of Mrs. W.H. Jones on Eighth Street where Cora McGuire and Lylyan Mossinger gave a review of the third best-selling book, “So Little Time,” written by John Phillip Marquand.
Marquand may best be remembered as the author of the Mr. Moto detective series that were made into several successful motion pictures.
The members assembled inside the clubhouse May 9 for the last meeting of the club year and to close out their “America the Beautiful” theme with the last line of “From sea to shinning sea.”