Miss Brown Named President of Junior Homemakers Group

Miss Hazel Brown of Columbia was elected president of District 3 of the Junior Homemakers of America during their annual meeting held yesterday in the auditorium of the Brookland-Cayce high school.

Approximately 500 JHA members, sitting 37 chapters throughout the six counties composing the district, attend the meeting.

Other officers elected during the business session were: Carolyn Beard of Bath, vice president; Cornelia Douglass of Chesterfield, secretary; Esther Squires of Bethune, treasurers; and Mary Frances Bailey of Brookland-Cayce, reporter.

The meeting, which convened at 10 o’clock with devotions and adjourned with the installation of officers at 3 o’clock, was highlighted by the annual JHA fashion show, featuring a display of new and renovated garments made in the home economics class throughout the district. A total of 54 girls modeled the garments rated from excellent (90-100), to good (80-89). Clothes were judged on the basis of workmanship, attractiveness, and suitability.

Girls rated excellent in the new garments contest were: Jacqueline King of Dentsville, Julianne Earlge of Columbia, Annie Lou Hallman of Monetta, Mary Barton of Langley, Robert Parker of Chesterfield, Olive Frick of Chapin, Joan Anderson of Camden, Ruby Dowey of Blaney, Donelle Mills of Gilbert, Nell Eleazer of Irmo, Rea Jordan of Ruby, Bobbie Hurt of Saluda, Vanoy Miller of Saluda, Nell McCaskill of McBee, Jeanette Couch of Brookland-Cayce, Hazel Sease of Lexington and Eloise Trapp of Blythewood.

Other contest included yearbook, scrapbook and home project contest. Fourteen chapters entered the contests. Fourteen chapters entered the contest which were judged, as was the fashion show, on a non-competitive basis.

The JHA is a state organization sponsored by the Home Economic division of the State Department of education. Chapters are divided into six districts, comprising various counties thought the state. District three includes Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda, Lexington, Richland and chesterfield counties.

Yesterday’s meeting was presided over by Betty Jean Cato of Montetta, retiring president. Miss Ella Wyman of Columbia, is the district supervisor of home economics education.

March 13, 1949  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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