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New Castle news. (Chappaqua, N.Y.) 1945-????, February 28, 1946, Image 3

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NEW CASTLE NEWS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1946 • 3 Mrs. Hoskins, Red Cross Chairman, Emphasizes Peace-time Work By Isabella Winston A neat sign marked Chapin Hoskins was set at the entrance to the drive on Quaker Street. The house is grey shingle, com­ fortably large, tucked back under the side of the hill. When I entered Mrs. Hoskins was talking on the telephone. She looked very trim and efficient in her neat Red Cross uniform. Behind her, at the end of the hall a beautiful old grandfather clock ticked off the minutes sedately. Beyond the living room windows against the hill, the snow was dazzling white, but the room was flooded yellow with sunlight. Hanging up Mrs. Hoskins apol­ ogized for keeping me waiting. She is chairman of the Chappa- qua Branch of the Red Cross whose annual drive for funds got under way on Sunday, and this is a busy time for her. I wanted to know something about the work the Red Cross is doing here in our community. \The fact that our Red Cross to the work of the late Mrs. Vic- runs so smoothly Is due largely tor Guinzburg who was our chairman for twenty-nine years.\ Mrs. Hoskins told me. \The Red Cross is here to help our sold­ iers, to help our veterans both from this war and the last, to send aid to the needy over-seas and to help out in cases of local disaster. Many people seem to feel that because the war is over • the need for the Red Cross has lessened. That is far from being true. There is work for us in peace-time as well as in war time. Our country still has many men in the service. Recently a local serviceman's wife was taken ill. It was the Red Cross which investigated and paved the way for the husband's furlough at a time when he was urgently need­ ed both to cheer his wife onto the road to recovery and to help care for their small daughter during her illness. I knew that the Red Cross workroom had moved away from the little house on King Street, and I asked about their plans for the future. \The Production Corp. is now occupying the children's room in the basement of the library,\ Mrs. Hoskins went on, \We have a large sewing project under way where we cut and sew gar­ ments both for over-seas relief and for relief in cases of local disaster. How had Mrs. Hoksins first started working for the Red Cross? \I got into it quite by ac­ cident,\ she said, \Mrs. Donald Cadman asked me if I would like to take a course in Red Cross administration. That was three and a half years ago and I have been busy ever since. My hus­ band and I came to Chappaqua from the middle west with our three daughters. That was four­ teen years ago. My husband is a Research Consultant on Price and Business Trends. We have lived over half our married life here. I . . . \ Suddenly she stop­ ped and smiled. \But I dont feel that my personal story is im­ portant. I am merely typical . . one of many workers.\ She had said she was typical and I believe that sfie is. Typical not only of so many women here in Chappaqua, but of the many women all over our country everywhere who go out and work for the Red Cross be­ cause they know the need is there. Last Week's CHARADE Repeated PICTURE CHARADE EDITOR—NEW CASTLE NEWS—CHAPPAQUA, N. Y. My answers are as follows: 1 2 3 , 4 Name (Print) Address Town . Burklihs Have Silver Wedding Celebration At a party given in their home on Castle Road last Saturday eve­ ning, Mr. & Mrs. RichardSBJark- \ lin celebrated their 25th wed­ ding anniversary, among old friends. White crepe paper and many silver wedding bells formed appropriate decorations for the occasion. Refreshments and cocktails were served during the evening. Among the guests were Rich­ ard, Delores, Marilyn, Gerard and Carole-Jean Burklin, Mr. & Mrs, Charles Dedde, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Downey, Mr. & Mrs. An­ drew Downey; Mt.^\-Mrs. Bocco *Larizza, Mr & Mrs. Henry Harms, John VinThbtrMr\. & Mrs. Michael' Piazza, Dorothy and Josephine Cuccio, Miss Gertrude Burklin of Brooklyn and Mr. & Mrs. Hobart Lynch of Katonah. Mr. & Mrs. Burklin were mar­ ried in the Chappaqua Congre­ gational Church in 1921 and with tne exception of two years spent in Brooklyn have been residents of Chappaqua ever since. Mr. Burklin is an army veteran of the first World War and served in the Navy in World War II. He was a member of the New Castle police force for 20 years and since his discharge from the Navy has started a painting and decorating business in partner­ ship with his nephew, Hobart Lynch. Harm you llght-thtkod your homo rtmntty? 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