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Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998

Study club hears about memorials

Pearl Gustafson served as co-ordinator and moderated the
Feb. 11, Modern Study Club meeting: "Preservation of the
past and the controversy that surrounds it....a report on
our country's recent National memorials."

The setting for the program, prepared by Gustafson, included
posters which featured photographs of each completed
memorial and the artist's rendention of the planned
memorial for World War II. Also, the American flag, an
American flag awarded to Gustafson's uncle, World War I
veteran Arkley D. Maxwell of Arkansas, and a bronze
statuette sculpture, "Tigua Princess," sculptured by Glenna
Goodacre, who was also sculpture for the Vietnam Women's
Memorial. The bronze statuette was shown compliments of Mrs.
Emily Fernandes, of Pecos, owner.

Catherine Travland spoke on the Vietnam Memorials, The Wall,
the Three Soldiers, and Women in the Armed Forces, while
Juracy McCall told of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.
Laura Teal presented the Korean War Memorial and Pearl
Gustafson gave the Women In the Military Service of America
Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Joyce Morton read
the Preamble of the American Legion.

The Collect led by Bobbi Lang and repeated in unison by
clubmembers and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mary
Barfield, and also repeat by those present, concluded
opening ceremonies of the meeting. President Joyce Morton

Catherine Ashley, secretary, read the minutes of the
previous meeting and correspondence from the Pecos Nursing
Home thanking The Modern Study Club for the 86 Christmas
gifts for home residents, and from Doris Stevenson, Western
District Chairman, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center,
Houston, requesting items for patients which are to be
brought to Spring Convention in Alpine in March. Juracy
McCall, treasurer, reported on club finances.

Special recognition was given to President Joyce Morton as
recipient of the Pecos Chamber of Commerce "Hidden Hero
Award" for 1998. The honor was bestowed on Morton at the
recent chamber banquet.

Pearl Gustafson, Americanism chairman, reminded us that
president's birthdays to be celebrated in February are:
George Washington, first president, 2-22-1732; William Henry
Harrison, 9th president, 2-9-1773; Abraham Lincoln, 16th
president, 2-12-1809; Ronald Reagan, 40th president,
2-6-1911. She highlighted William Henry Harrison's life.

Phyllis Stool, Federation chairman, thanked Doris Moorman
for crocheted dish cloths to be sold for "Operation Smile
Program," and reminded members that their packets would be
picked up April 8.

President Morton announced that Western District Convention
would be held March 21-22, at Alpine. Pre-registration fee
will be $24.

Roll call was answered by naming a National Memorial you
have seen or would like to see.

Hostesses Phyllis Stool and Frances Wood served lovely
refreshments to one guest, Judy Greenwood, and 17 members.
The meeting was held in the fellowship hall of the First
Presbyterian Church.

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