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Elmira Star Gazette 17 AUG 1917

Educational Gathering Enjoyed Under Direction of Rufus Stanley at the Federation Building.

 A meeting was held in the Federation building yesterday afternoon under the direction of Rufus Stanley.  It was to devise ways of aiding in the Food Conservation campaign.  Herbert C. Way of the Food Conservation Committee of the Home Defense was present and explained how a canning club or clubs could aid in the work.
 About 40 girl scouts were present and formed a canning club, which will be instructed by Miss Carr.  This class will meet next week, Wednesday, at the Federation.  A canning club of about 40 women was also formed, to be called the “Thrift Club of the Home Defense Committee.”  This club will be under the direction of Mrs. M. L. Decker and will meet next Tuesday at the Federation at 2 o’clock.

Two girls from the Achievement attended, Miss Mabel Cramer and Miss Molly Parker.  They canned apples in various ways, also giving talks and explanations about the work.  Pledge cards are being prepared and those who take the canning lessons will pledge their co-operation with the Home Defense committee.  Later they will each receive a certificate and card of recognition of this effort on their part.
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