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Baltimore, Md.

Master of Arts degree to competent sec-
ond or third year students in the insti-
tute who complete courses and research
satisfying the university's regular re-

Settlement Conference At its 26th
annual conference held in Pittsburgh,
June 1 to 5, the National Federation
of Settlements, instead of a set of
formal resolutions, adopted a statement
covering the range of its "concern"
today. Reaffirming the organization's
faith in American democracy, the state-
ment points to the "substantial contribu-
tions" of WPA and urges its continu-
ance with "renewed vigilance to keep
politics out of relief and works pro-
grams." The conference points to the need
for certain "organic changes" in the so-
cial security act, and to the hopeful be-
ginnings and the possibilities of the fed-
eral housing program. Among other mat-
ters included in the statement are: con-
sumers' problems; the need for "simpli-
fying the process of naturalization and
reducing its cost" ; the neutrality act ;
Chinese relief; the recent crisis in Cze-
choslovakia. Helen Hall, director of
Henry Street Settlement, New York,
was reelected president of the federation.

Coming Events Announcement comes
by way of the American Committee of
the International Conference of Social
Work that the 1940 meeting will be held
in Brussels. The American committee as
well as the working scheme of the con-
ference is now in process of reorganiza-
tion. ... A National Health Conference
under the direction of the President's
Interdepartmental Committee to Coordi-
nate Health and Welfare Activities has
been called for July 18-20. in Washing-
ton, attendance on invitation. Josephine
Roche is chairman of the committee which
will report three years of preliminary
work towards planning for the nation's
health. ("See Surve* Graphic, Julv 1938.
page 382.] . . . The Institute of Race
In answering advertisements filcair mention SURVEY MIDMONTHLY


Relations, continuing the Swarthmore
College institute, will be held at New
York University, Washington Square
College, July 25-August 12. Information
from the institute, 20 South 12 Street,
Philadelphia. . . . The Second World
Youth Congress will be held at Vassar
College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. . . . The
Geneva Institute of 'International Rela-
tions convenes August 14-19 at Geneva,
Switzerland. Information from the League
of Nations Association, 8 West 40 Street,
New York. . . The National Conference
of Catholic Charities will meet October
9-12 in Richmond, Va. ... A National
Stewardship Convention has been an-
nounced by the National Committee for
Religion and Welfare Recovery, 60 East
42 Street, New York, to be held No-
vember 1-3. The annual Great Lakes
Institute, sponsored by Community Chests
and Councils, Inc., will be held at Col-
lege Camp, Wis., August 1-6; the Blue
Ridge Institute at Blue Ridge, N. C.,
July 25-29.

New Style Simmons College, Boston,
has announced for next September a new
prc-professional school believed to be
the first of its kind. Dr. Harrison L.
Harley, professor of philosophy and psy-
chology, will direct the new division
which offers specialized four-year pro-
grams to students preparing themselves
for graduate study in specified profes-
sional fields. Courses will lead to the
degree of Bachelor of Science and to
later specialization in library science,
medical science, social work and store
service education.

Joint Effort Years of discussion and
many months of hard work on writing
and revision have borne fruit in a stout
blue-bound Handbook for Secretaries of
State Conferences of Social Work, pub-
lished by the National Conference of So-
cial Work. While the project represents
the active cooperation of some thirty
state conference secretaries the grueling
job of compiling material and writing

was done by Howard R. Knight and Jane
Chandler of the national body. In fifteen
chapters the handbook sets down step by
step the routines of getting ready for a
conference and conducting it, with clear
statements of the duties of committees,
section chairmen, program participants
and so on. Discussed also are methods of
promoting membership and financing, in-
stitutes or study courses, regional meet-
ings and, finally, "Odd but Important
Jobs of the Secretary."

The handbook should be a boon not
only to secretaries of state conferences
but to anyone charged with the responsi-
oility of "pulling off" a large meeting in
any area of social work.

In Print A directory of social health
and educational agencies in Greater
Springfield, Mass., which gains much
from the exceptionally neat and pleasant-
looking format, has been compiled by the
Springfield Council of Social Agencies.
It is pocket size and bound by a modern,
loose leaf process which adds convenience
and flexibility. . . . The Russell Sage
Foundation Library, 130 East 22 Street,
New York, has issued as bulletin num-
ber 147 a bibliography on Social Case
Work. (Price 20 cents)

People and Things

NEWLY appointed as director of in-
formational service of the Social
Security Board, succeeding Louis Resnick,

is Max Stern,
ne wsp ape r
man, political
writer for
the Washing-
ton bureau of.
the Scripps
N e wsp ape r
MAX STERN Alliance. His

new job, described quite generally as
"no bed of roses," includes informing the
public on the essential operations of the
social security program, and directing
some 325 local offices into which flow
streams of inquiries. The Baltimore office
alone is reputed to receive 10,000 letters
of inquiry daily. Much of Mr. Stern's
newspaper career has been in California.

Honorary Degrees Commencement
at the various universities brought the
usual shower of honors to persons in so-
cial work or closely allied with it. De-
grees were for the most part doctorates
of law, humanity, science and so on.
Incomplete returns show the following
recipients and the institutions conferring
the honors:

Mary Van Kleeck of the Russell Sage
Foundation, by St. Lawrence University;
Frances Stern of Boston Dispensary, by
Tufts College; Albert E. Hines, Madi-

son Square Hoys Club, New York, by
Allegheny College; Dr. James S. Plant
of the Essex County, N. J., Juvenile
Clinic, by Hamilton College; Norman
H. Davis of the American Red Cross,
Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch of Green-
wich House, New York, and Dr.
Thomas Parran of the U. S. Public
Health Service, by New York University.
Dr. Parran also received a degree from
Columbia University.

Also, Judge Florence Allen of Ohio,
by Oberlin College; Katharine F. Len-
root, chief of the U. S. Children's Bu-
reau, by the University of Wisconsin and
the University of Maine; the Rev. Vin-
cent J. Ryan, director of Catholic
Charities of the Diocese of Fargo, N. D.,
by the University of North Dakota;
Allen H. Eaton of the Russell Sage
Foundation, by the University of Oregon;
Aubrey C. Williams of the National
Youth Administration, by John Mar-
shall College, New Jersey.

Public Service John G. Winant,
first chairman of the Social Security
Board, one time governor of New
Hampshire, has been unanimously elected
director of the International Labor Of-
fice, succeeding Harold B. Butler of
Great Britain. Mr. Winant has been
assistant director since the United States
joined the I.L.O. in 1934, though he
was on leave of absence from Geneva
while serving as head of the Social Se-
curity Board. His election, which was
without opposition, means that for the
first time the I.L.O. will be directed by
a citizen of a country which is not a
member of the League of Nations. Mr.
Winant will take his new post on Jan-
uary 1, when his predecessor becomes
head of one of the colleges of Oxford

The Indiana State Department of
Public Welfare has added to its staff
two institutional consultants, one on
nutrition, the other on medical admin-
istration and psychiatry. Nelle W. Mas-
sey, lately an instructor in home eco-
nomics in the Muncie highschool, has
been appointed to the former post; Dr.
George C. Stevens, lately of the New
Hampshire Industrial School, to the
latter. . . . Henrietta Additon, welfare
director of the New York World's Fair
has been appointed a member of the New
York State Commission of Correction.
. . . Frederick A. Moran has been ap-
pointed to the New York State Parole
Board, succeeding Dr. Joseph W. Moore
who has retired after eight years as

Newcomer to the board of control of
the New Jersey Department of Institu-
tions and Agencies is Doris Duke Crom-
well reputedly "one of the wealthiest
young women in the world." According
to newspaper comment she will "assist
in the supervision of the several penal


and correctional institutions of the sta
as well as the many state hospitals."

Dr. Jessie M. Bierman, who has beer
director of the child welfare division o)
the Montana State Board of Health, haiJ
been appointed assistant director of thci
division of maternal and child health j
U.S. Children's Bureau. She will assisi
Dr. Edwin F. Daily, director, in develop
ing the program for maternal and chile
health services under the social security
act now administered by the bureau
every state in the union.

Presidents and Such Miriam Vai
Waters, superintendent of the Massachu
setts Reformatory for Women, has beei i
elected president of the American Leagui
to Abolish Capital Punishment, succeed j
ing the late Clarence Darrow. . . . Thi
recently elected president of the Florid;
Conference of Social Work is Ma
McCormick Pynchon, of Jacksonville
Vice-presidents are Constance Pringl
Rudd, St. Petersburg, and Phyllis Hill
Jacksonville. . . . The Alabama Confer
ence of Social Work elected as presiden
for next year Loula Dunn, Montgomery
. . . Frank Preston, Richmond, is presi
dent of the Virginia Conference of So
cial Work for 1939.

The League of Red Cross Societies
at its recent meeting in London, elcctei
Norman H. Davis, head of the Amer
ican Red Cross, as chairman of its boar
of governors. . . . Frank J. Bruno, o
Washington University is the new presi
dent of the Missouri Association fo
Social Welfare.

The National ' Conference of Jevvis
Social Welfare Agencies, at its recen-ii
meeting, chose as president, Joseph J
Schwartz, director of the Brooklyn Fed
eration of Jewish Charities; as vice-pres
idents, Israel S. Chipkin of New Yor
and Isidore Soboloff of Detroit. . .
New president of the American Associa
tion of Social Workers is Harry Green
stein of Baltimore, equally well know
in public and private social work cil
cles. . . . The American Association fo
Adult Education has chosen as its chair
man, Alvin Johnson of Yale Universit
and the New School for Social Researcl
John H. Finley is the honorary president
James E. Russell, honorary chairmai

Educators Jacob Viner of the Un
versity of Chicago has resigned from th
U.S. Treasury Department, the most r(
cent of the government posts he hs
held of late years. . . . Hornell Hart hj
resigned as professor of social ethics l
the Hartford Theological Seminary t
accept the chair of sociology at Duke Urnj
versity. . . . John S. Gambs, professc- 1
of sociology at New College, Columbi
University, and contributor to Survt'
Midmonthly and Survey Graphic, no' '
is established in Geneva, Switzerland '
assistant U.S. labor commissioner.



Readers of Survey Midmonthly and
Sundry Graphic, to both of which he is a
Ivalurd contributor, will be interested in
fMrd of the promotion of Henry Pratt
iFairehild to the post of chairman of the
Impairment of sociology of the Graduate
of Arts and Sciences of New York
rsity. Professor Fairchild joined the
:ity faculty in 1919; since 1926 he
en professor of sociology with a
range of activity in that and the
ic Held.

Special lecturers at the current summer
lAnon of the School of Social Service
Administration of the University of Chi-
cago include Winthrop D. Lane of the
iNcw Jersey Juvenile Delinquency Com-
MMon, Ruth Gartland and Florence
v of the School of Applied Sciences,
(Western Reserve University, and Elise
it la Fontaine of the New York COS.
James H. S. Bossard of the department
Hpociology, University of Pennsylvania,
las been appointed director of the Wil-
iam T. Carter Foundation of Child
[Htfare at the university, succeeding
JKarl de Schweinitz, now director of the
Pennsylvania School of Social Work. . . .
Margaret F. Byington has resigned from
ler long association with the New York
jHpl of Social Work, with no more
i.erious purpose in view than enjoying

4ere and There The beautiful new
}iome of the Boston Family Welfare
jociety, has been named Moors House
n honor of John F. Moors, president of
he society for twenty-four years, and
kn active volunteer since 1887.

New York social workers are welcom-
ng to their ranks Arch Mandel, long
'lirector of the Dayton Community Fund
ind active in Community Chests and
Councils, Inc., the National Conference
I if Social Work and other national agen-
^ies. He goes to New York as assistant
Executive director of the Greater New
[r'ork Fund. ... In the set-up of work-
ng staff for the Greater New York
r'und the secretaryship of the all-impor-
ant "central admission and distribution
j'ommittee" has been entrusted to Neva
\\. Dcardorff, drafted from the research
Imreau of the Welfare Council. Succeed-
ng her at the council is Helen R. Jeter
vho leaves behind the post of director
if the division of public assistance re-
earch, Social Security Board.

The recently reorganized Los Angeles
(deration of Churches has a new gen-
ral secretary in the Rev. E. C. Farnham,
ailed from a similar post in Portland,
Dre. . . . The Toledo, Ohio, Coun-
il of Churches has appointed Talma B.
Stanley, lately a case worker with the
Chicago Relief Administration, as its
epresentative in the juvenile and domes-
ic relations court.

The Baltimore Chapter of the Amer-
can Red Cross has a new staff member

in Lucile Proskey, formerly with the
city's Department of Public Welfare.
Her major duty is to interpret the home
service program to other agencies. . . .
Ralph W. Halsey, of a family long
identified with social work in New Jer-
sey, and a business man of parts, has
become managing director of the Wel-
fare Federation of the Oranges and
A I aplewood.

Chicago has reclaimed Ruth Lauder,
who after being with the Washington
Council of Social Agencies has returned
to the home town as publicity secretary
of the United Charities. . . . Another
"reclamation" is that of Clark L. Mock,
formerly associated with the Cleveland
Welfare Federation, who has returned
to the fold as research secretary, a newly
created position. Since 1933 he has been
with the Cuyahoga County relief admin-
istration and the Cleveland emergency
division of charities and relief.

Kenneth Messenger, recently superin-
tendent of the Kentucky Children's Home
Society at Lyndon now has been ap-
pointed superintendent of Hillside Home
for Children, Rochester, N. Y. Mr. Mes-
senger formerly was deputy commission-
er of public welfare of Connecticut. . . .
Henry G. Murphy from the Connecti-
cut Children's Aid Society has been ap-
pointed superintendent of the Colored
Orphan Asylum, New York City.

Nurses The new assistant director of
headquarters at the American Nurses
Association is Mary Margaret Muckley,
for thirteen years executive secretary of
the Minnesota State Nurses Association.
She will give particular attention to place-
ment and vocational counseling service.
. . . Ernestine H. Bong, once assistant
director of nursing education at the Uni-
versity of Colorado Hospital, Denver,
has joined the field staff of the American
Journal of Nursing. . . . Edith Carter,
one of the first ten nurses to be employed
by Lillian D. Wald for the Henry Street
Visiting Nurse Service, is retiring after
thirty-three years of service. Miss Carter
was the second Negro nurse on the staff
and during her entire service worked in
the same area in New York.

Fellowships Competition will close
December 1, 1938 for next year's John
Anisfield Award of $1000 for the most
significant book published in the field of
race relations and a $500 grant-in-aid
from the same source to encourage study
and writing on race relations. The book
selection will be made by Henry Pratt
Fairchild, Henry Seidel Canby and Don-
ald Young. The grant-in-aid, available
cither for an academic project or for one
growing out of practical experience, is
intended for completion rather than ini-
tiation of a project. Full information
from Mr. Young, Social Science Research
Council, 230 Park Avenue, New York.
Linn Brandenburg, staff member of the

Associated News, Inc.


Chicago Council of Social Agencies, has
leceived the Harriet Wells Fellowship
of the English-Speaking Union which
provides for a month in England as guest
of the union, with every facility "to see
English life not as a tourist but under
exceptional and pleasant conditions." . . .
Kli/.abetli Watson Deuel of Pueblo, Colo,
has been awarded the annual public ser-
vice fellowship administered by Barnard
College, New York, for the former
Women's Organization for National
Prohibition Reform. Miss Deuel, an as-
si.stant in the school for social work of
the University of Utah, probably will use
her fellowship for study at the New
York School of Social Work.

Retired When H. Ida Curry retired
last month as superintendent of county
children's agencies of the New York
State Charities Aid
Association it was
not to the tradi-
tional rocking chair
but she says it
herself to a horse,
horseback riding be-
ing her idea of fun.
Miss Curry, a pio-
neer in child wel-
fare work in
villages and rural areas, has given thirty-
one years to that service. She was an
organizer and the first president of the
Child Welfare League of America, an
important figure in the White House
Conference on Child Health and Protec-
tion in 1930, and frequently has worked
with the U. S. Children's Bureau on
special studies and surveys. "She has re-
made the map of New York State so
far as child welfare work is concerned,"
said Homer Folks, SCAA director, at
the farewell dinner given in her honor.
After a long holiday in the West com-
plete with horse Miss Curry will make
her home in Washington, D. C.

Joseph Lee Day A special commit-
tee is arranging for a nation-wide cele-
bration of July 28 to commemorate the
life and work of the late Joseph Lee and
"to interpret the importance of commu-
nity recreation." President Roosevelt has
given the idea his hearty approval. The
National Recreation Association, 315
Fourth Avenue, New York, has available
on request a booklet of suggested activi-
ties for the day.

The Survey Regrets That, in put-
ting the book lists in the May Anni-
versary Number in uniform style, it
dropped out the name of its good friend
Stanley Mathewson, as co-author with
W. D. Scott and R. C. Clothier of Per-
sonnel Management: Principles, Prac-
tices and Point of View (McGraw-Hill)
one of the six significant books in voca-
tional guidance listed by Mary H. S.
Hayes, National Youth Administration.

fULY 1938


Readers Write:

About the
Anniversary Number

Scattered Flowers

From a casual reading of the special
number of the May Midmonthly it ap-
pears to me that it has been very well
put together and should make an excel-
lent impression. EDWARD L. RYERSON,
JR., Chicago.

I looked through the May Midmonth-
ly this morning and sent up three cheers
for you. 'I think you have a grand discus-
sion of the whole problem. If this does
what I think it will, the ensuing fermen-
tation will be good for everybody.
CHARLES P. TAFT, Cincinnati.

That word, documentary, which used
to be considered so dull, is now very
popular, so, heavy as it sounds, I think
the May Mid is a valuable document
and a very lively one too. It seems to me
much more than an issue of a magazine.
Sage Foundation, New York.

The dominant impression left on my
feelings when you produce a number like
the Survey Midmonthly for May is one
of admiration for the intellectual re-
sourcefulness and the extraordinary devo-
tion of the editor and his associates in
managing to produce such a persistently
high order of illumination with such
meager material means. FELIX FRANK-
FURTER, Law School, Harvard University.

I have received a considerable number
of comments about the May issue and
they are all complimentary. At the Min-
nesota Conference of Social Work the
general observations of those who com-
mented on it have placed this particular
issue at the head of the list in Survey
history. This takes in a lot of territory
and is undoubtedly an exaggeration, but
nevertheless it speaks brilliantly for your
planning and for the excellent distribu-
tion of emphasis in the articles. WIL-
LIAM HABER, University of Michigan.

Many thanks for the Silver Anniver-
sary issue "Social Work on the Firing
Line." I liked especially Paul Kellogg's
words: "Our language does not fit.Words
like 'client' don't fit. We are not chris-
tened, merely described." Not even de-
scribed, I think. We still try to describe
and prescribe without a philosophy, ignor-
ing the fact that we are condemned to
superficiality so long as we have no phi-
losophy. Perhaps in our next twenty-five
years we shall be less concerned to cover
all the needs and more concerned to know
what we are after and whether it is
worthwhile. Then America might grow
up. RICHARD C. CABOT, M.D., Cam-
bridge, Mass.

The issue is an excellent piece of
work. J. E. SPROUL, National Council
of the Young Men's Christian Associa-
tions, New York.

I read the Anniversary number from
start to finish, with growing pride in it.
The Social Front of twenty-five years
was fascinating. Altogether a swell job.
HELEN CODY BAKER, Council of So-
cial Agencies, Chicago.

At our weekly supervisors' meeting
we read Miss Bailey Says . . . from the
May Midmonthly with frequent inter-
ruptions of exclamatory recognition of
real circumstances. MARTHA PARRISH,
Director, District Welfare Board, Lees-
burg, Fla.

Hearty congratulations. This is a mag-
nificent historical resume, and a splen-
did morale stiffener. In religion, social
work and education as in politics and
economics we face rough seas ahead.
Such a number gives us courage. Ross
W. SANDERSON, Council of Churches,
Buffalo, N. Y.

There is so much of permanent value
in the issue that I hope Survey Associates
will find some way to reproduce it in
more lasting form. Your writers have
succeeded in appraising the current sit-
uation in social work in a striking fash-
ion. It is not often that a journal gives
its readers such a sweeping view of the
country through which they are passing.
RUSSELL H. KURTZ, Russell Sage
Foundation, New York.

I read Mr. Kellogg's article in the
May Midmonthly in which he pays trib-
ute to my old teacher Dr. Simon N.
Patten. To my way of thinking Patten's
great service as a pioneer in the new
economic thinking has never been fully
appreciated. As Mr. Kellogg puts it he
showed the "shift from a deficit economy
to one of potential surplus." Congratula-
tions on your anniversary of a great
undertaking. HENRY FLURY, Washing-
ton, D. C.

Congratulations on the anniversary is-
sue of Survey Midmonthly. A quarter
of a century has served to make it the
foremost magazine of social interpreta-
tion of the changing American scene
from the social work point of view. In a
similar way it has served the professional
worker. It is our hope and expectation that
they [Survey Associates] will continue
their growth and increase their influence
in these times which so clearly call for
their efforts. ERLE F. YOUNG, PAULINE
V. YOUNG, editors, Social Work Tech-
nique, Los Angeles, Calif.

The May Midmonthly article by Ger-
trude Sturges on medical care is fine.
MICHAEL M. DAVIS, Committee for Re-
search in Medical Economics, New York.

Illinois Bouquet

To THE EDITOR: The accompanying ma-
terial may give you an idea of our atti-
tude toward Survey Midmonthly as a
whole and toward its anniversary issue.
We find we think of Survey Midmonth-
ly as one forum, open to all views, in
which old and new can meet.

Assistant to Executive Secretary
Illinois Emergency Relief Commission

Limitations of space preclude pub-
lishing in full here the "accompanying
material" which are "the wholly frank

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