Corning women apply torch to mortgage on club house – Red Bluff Daily News – About Your Online Magazine


The Northern California District Women’s Club’s 19th annual convention, which concluded last night in Corning, is voted one of the most successful in the organization’s history.

While the program had exceptional merits, much of the convention’s success was due to the efforts of Corning staff, who formed a unit in welcoming and entertaining the hundreds of delegates present. They were feted and entertained and felt their welcome in all the ways known to the hospitable Corning people.

One of the happiest events in the three-day session, with respect to Corning staff, was at the end of the three-day program and after the convention ended sine die. This was an informal ceremony at the Corning women’s club house, in which the mortgage was burned, indicating that the debt burden has been lifted and the women are out of the desert.

Richard Fripp officiated and applied the torch after appropriate comments covering the lives and activities of the women in the Corning club. The club house was full of women who were present during the convention and who accepted the invitation to visit the new rooms and have tea.

– April 8, 1921

Paula Fonseca