December 19, 1946
Many People Attend L.P.A. Christmas
The Christmas Tea at the home of Pres. and
Mrs. V. T. Smith, sponsored by the L.P.A. was attended by more than
a hundred ladies and gentlemen, which is proof of the popularity of
the events planned by the association.
The president's home was beautifully
decorated with wags, sprays and wreaths, which were made of pine,
evergreen, holly, and autumn leaves, each artistic for holiday
decoration. Those were made by Misses Amy Leigh and Margaret Paine
and were sold to add to the receipts of the day.
The program in the afternoon consisted of a
violin solo by Prof. Louis Molloy, accompanied by a group of carols
sung by U.I.U. students under the direction of Duane Kos. Carolers
were Zelda Brockmeyer, Carol Reed, helen Louise Knos, Gladys
Burnett, Oliver Yelland, Bill McGregor, Edmund Busta [?], Allen
Bramello, Lucille Knos.
In the evening Prof. Parten presented on the
piano a gorup of favorite selections, appropriate to the Yuletide
season, and a brass sextette played several old famliar hymns.
Sextette musicians were Robert Andreas, Gordon Luedike, Ed Busta,
Phil Cole, Janet Page, Patricia Aulwes [?].
At the table, lovely in Christmas attire, hot
mulled fruit juice and doughnuts were served. Mrs. F. A. Kiel and
Mrs. Artie Bray poured during the afternoon and Mrs. C. R. Carpenter
in the evening.
Mrs. E. A. Billings was door hostess and Mrs.
A. J. Fox was in charge of the selling. there were a number of out
of town guests. --MERRY CHRISTMAS--