Frances Slocum Chapter, DAR

WABASH – The Frances Slocum Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Tuesday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Activity Room, Wabash.

The meeting opened with the DAR ritual. Devotions were on Deuteronomy 30:19.

Joyce Joy shared the March president general's message from Ann Turner Dillon: April 9, 2019, marks the 80th anniversary of Marian Anderson’s historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for more than 75,000 people.  The event was prompted by Anderson not being allowed to sing in Constitution Hall because of a policy that allowed only white artists to perform there.  This brought about change to the National Society as well as to the country and became a milestone in the civil rights movement.  

The national defender report was about North Manchester’s native son Crede Haskins Calhoun and the Panama Canal.  Calhoun, a writer by calling and training, went to work in the construction of the Panama Canal in 1907.  Before the outbreak of World War I, he devised a censorship plan to prevent information from reaching enemy hands.  The use of this plan continued into World War II.  In 1926, Calhoun was also in the employment of the New York Times. covering not only the canal but also northern South America and Central America. As a result, Calhoun wore two hats, as a high Panama Canal government official and as a journalist whose own work had to pass censorship during wartime.  This enabled Calhoun to function as a spy catcher during the war.  

The Indian committee minute was about the Passamaquoddy Tribe that sent 26 men to World War I.  Inscriptions on cave walls in France were discovered that told a larger untold story of their involvement.

The Conservation Minute was on protecting our waters.  The Flag Minute was President Benjamin Harrison ordering the American flag to be flown above the White House and other government buildings and urging schools to do the same.

Barbara Amiss was elected chapter delegate to the 118th state conference in May and 128th Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., in June.

The program was presented by Leon Kirk on the Daniel Boone Society.  

The next meeting of the Frances Slocum Chapter will be on April 9 at the North Manchester Center for History, 120 E. Main St., North Manchester. Prospective members and guests are welcome to attend.  

DAR membership is open to any woman 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Those having questions about their family history lineage information may visit www.dar.org, or call Linda Thompson at 260-563-4661 or Barbara Amiss at 260-982-4376.



Four Seasons Ladies Bridge

WINONA LAKE – The Four Seasons Ladies Bridge club met Wednesday at Grace Village.

Winners were Sharon Holtz, Helen Miller, Judy Stewart and Liz Frazzetta, who was also the hostess.



Wednesday Night Bridge

The Wednesday Night Bridge group had five tables this week, with the following winners: John Wagley, Jan Chiddister, Bob Mayer, Joan Earhart Andy Overmeyer and Peggy Wilson.  

Janet and John Wagley were hostess and host.  

For information on joining the group, call Janet Wagley at 574-268-1330.



Grace Thursday Bridge

The Grace Thursday Bridge club met Thursday with Sharon Tuttle as hostess.

Winners were Ann Thallemer and Tuttle.



North Webster Community Center SPEC

NORTH WEBSTER – Mike Wyrick was first and Wanda Wyrick was second in bridge action Thursday at the Senior Prime Enrichment Center.

No bridge was played Tuesday.