Tidbits: The 1940’s

Tidbits:  The 1940’s

  • In 1941 the Branch began the custom of hosting a tea for new members.
  • 1942-1943 – The Branch cooperated in the Freedom Union with 7 other local women’s organizations.
  • War efforts included: first aid classes, pledging subscriptions for war bonds, providing a supper for the USO at Highland Park and the establishment of a nursery school for children of mothers working in defense plants. It was called The Pied Piper Nursery School.
  • In 1945, a 25th anniversary dinner celebration was held at the WICA with Dr. Gertrude Smith of the University of Chicago speaking on “The Importance of the Humanities.”