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  • The original April 1947 caption for this photo reads: Left to right, back row, Miss Katherine Smith, Mrs. Gertrude Fish, Miss Mary L. Tumbleson and Miss May Lansdown; front row, Mrs. Izetta Atkins Mills, Miss Alice Fisher, Miss Grace Misner and Miss Helen Stamets. (File)

Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:40 am

Business women showing off fun hats in April 14, 1947

COREY MCMAKEN | The Journal Gazette

Members of the Business and Professional Women's Club showed off their fun hats at a "Hollywood Party" on April 14, 1947.

Here is a story about the party that was published on the April 22, 1947, Society page of The Journal Gazette:

"Business Women's Club Entertains 102 Members at 'Hollywood' Party"

The Business and Professional Women's Club entertained 102 members at a "Tom Brenneman Breakfast in Hollywood" party at the Fort Wayne Woman's Club with Miss Katherine Smith and Mrs. Gertrude Fish as co-chairmen. Paul Havens of Radio Station WGL impersonated Tom Brenneman.

Members attended in a breathtaking array of hats including those representing at May pole, bird's nest, furnished apartment, luncheonette, deck of cards, concert hall, lamp, etc.

Miss Alice Fisher, club president, was given a hat of fresh flowers and Miss Mary Tumbleson was presented a corsage by Mrs. Florence Gibbs for being the "good neighbors." Miss May Lansdown received the orchid from Hollywood for being with the same employer the longest number of years and Miss Helen Stamets received the "wishing ring" from Mrs. Fish. Mrs. Veda Curtis received a special prize given by Miss Clara Klomp and other special prizes were won by Miss Esther Whitacre, Miss Hilda Baltes and Mrs. Henrietta Erber.

Mrs. Izetta Atkins Mills won a prize for having the most outstanding hat, Miss Lorene Broxon for the oldest hat and Miss Alice Baker for the smallest hat.