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FOREWORD
Civilian Defense is so important in our National life
and security that any aid or assistance in mobilizing the
citizenship is of great value. The compilation of an
Inventory of Community Organizations is a real contribution.
It is not only a valuable reference manual but the listing
of the various organizations will, doubtless, stimulate
these organizations and their individual membership to
increased effort in the struggle for the survival of Demo—
cratic principles. .
From this great pool of individual citizens the defense
and service branches of Civilian Defense will draw, as needed,
personnel to carry on their various activities.
ian J. Bacon, Coordinator
Memphis-Shelby County Defense Council _

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PREFACE -
By a full utilization of all civic resources only, and particularly of
organized bodies with wall-developed plans and procedures, can thc local
¥ civilian défcnss program of any com unity be consummated. Realizing that a
· guide to such resources can be of value to all defense agencies, planning
bodies, and other official bureaus involved in local defense activities and
war work, this Inventory of Civilian Organizations Participating i§_tgg
Mcmghis Defense Program iE~thc result of a study undertaken in the spring and
summer of 19&2 at the request of thc Memphis·She1by County Defense Council
and the Tennessee State Planning Com ission, to make available for State and
local use an inventory of potential civic organizational resources. Tre
scope of this survey was restricted to voluntary civic organizations having
no official or governmental status. Similar surveys were also conducted in
thc cities of Nashville and Knoxville.
‘ This inventory indicates the current local defense activities of Memphis
clubs, associations, and societies in which they arc engaged as organized
groups. Other defense activities in which these organizations arc interested
or for which they are training are also indicated, After thc namc of thc ‘
» organization ars given thc affiliation, address, date of organization, 0ffi—
ccrs with their addresses, telephone numbers, and terms; membership, purposes,
and current or long range activities of thc civic bodies. In order to
determine thc status in thc Memphis Defense Program of each local club, all
' organizations, both active and inactive, were contacted. Many groups which
arc not listed herein as participating, were found to have members who were
actively engaged in defense work as individuals, but thc groups as organiza-
tions were not participating in defense activities. A number of civic _
organizations have disbanded for the duration of tha war. An index of defense
activities follows the entries on active organizations.
While members cf many organizations listed herein are engaged in prcpara-
tion of surgical dressings, only the American Red Cross is authorized as a
body to undertake the work, and all surgical dressings arc prepared under its
auspices. Rad Cross Assistance may thus cover, in scmc cases, thc activity
of preparing surgical dressings. Ncmcs of lodges, chapters, ctc., follow thc
group name, as for example, Order of thc Eastern Star, Parent-Teacher
Associations, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. .
Thc field data for this volumc was collected by personal intcrvicw with
representatives of the organizations listcd herein and approved by them. The
material was gathered by Gladys R. Arncttc, Myrtlc M. Rmyncr, Marion Van Dyke,
Flanda Dowcll, Elcancra Sauer, Rcbccca Fenton, Claudc Andcrson, James H.
Willis, and Columbus F. Howell under thc supervision of Jcmcs E. Davis and
Rcbcrt E. Dean. Editing nf forms and preparation of cntrics was dcnc by
Bcatricc O. Kanncn und Elliott S. Ford, typing and cutting of stencils by
M¤?iG P. Stcwart, Mary B. Merci, and Eleanor S. Vhtcrs, proofreading by
Vifgillia H. Sibcrt, mimcgvvgrnphing and assembly by Suc S. J0n<·3S. PI‘Opi1I‘¤*Gi0I1
and publication of this beck vas under thu supervision cf the undersigned.
This projcct has bccn under the gcncrnl administrative supcrvisicn cf Mrs.
Bctty Hunt Luck, Stctc Director cf the Service Division. This prcjcct h¤s

 also published a Guide to Church Vital Statistics in Tennessee, a Preliminary
Inventory of Maps in Tennessee, and an Inventory of Civilian Oreanizaticns
Participatine in the Nashville Defense Provram.
Acknowledgment of cooperation is due the officials of all Memphis organi-
zations who were contacted in the compilation of this Inventory. Particular
acknowledgment is made to Colonel William J. Bacon, Coordinator, and Mrs.
Jeff D. Messick, Staff Director of the Memphis·Shelby County Defense Council,
and to the late Dennis W} Eagan, of the Tennessee State Planning Commission,
for valuable suggestions and criticisms.
Robert Cassell, Supervisor
Research and Special Surveys Unit
. War Services Project
Nashville
December 1, 1942

 MEMPHIS CIVILIAN ORGANIZATIONS
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{ l. ALEPH ZADIK ALEPH, CHAPTER NO. 71 (Aleph Zadik Aleph), 654 Jackson
V Ave. Founded 1928. President: Bernard Finkelstein, 654 Jackson Ave.,
I l 8-8577; Secretary: Ralph Dubrovner, 1600 S. Lauderdale St., 9-9150; terms ex-
` ` I pire December 1942. Membership: 57.
V Purpose: Development of cultural, social and religious life of young men.
Activities: Cooperates with Jewish Neighborhood House, Jewish Council of
` Social Agencies and Community Fund.
» Engaged in: Hospita1·and Clinical Assistance; Collection of Scrap Metals
I and Other Materials; Collecting Books; Public Speaking.
I Interested in: Auxiliary Police; Air Raid Warden Service; Civilian Air-
craft Warning Service; First Aid; Teaching Literacy Classes for Aliens and
T Others; Teaching Americanization Classes for Aliens and Others; Typing and
> Other Clerical Assistance.
· 2. ALEPH ZADIK ALEPH, GIRLS' AUXILIARY (Aleph Zadik Aleph), 1412
_ Snowden Ave. Founded 1942. President: Miss Rose Gordon, 1412 Snowden Ave.,
· 2-7851; Secretary: Miss Pauline Kaplan, 166 Linden Ave., 8-6027; terms expire
January 1942; Executive Secretary: Miss Lena O'Mell, 62 Porter Bldg., 8-1670.
Membership: 55.
Purpose; Development of the cultural, social and religious life of girls.
Activities: Cooperates with Jewish Neighborhood House and Red Cross.
Alnterested in: Hospital and Clinical Assistance; Sewing; Red Cross As-
sistance; First Aid; Preparation and Serving of Food; Operation of Canteens;
Family Social Service in Industrial Areas; Child Care; Entertainment; Recrea-
· tion; Library Service; Teaching Americanization Classes for Aliens and Others;
Interpreting; Typing and Other Clerical Assistance; Interviewing.
5. ALEPH ZADIK ALEPH, ISRAEL H. PERES CHAPTER N0. 450 (Aleph Zadik
‘ Aleph), ISS ldnden Ave. Founded 1959. President: Milton Kaplan, 166 Linden
I Ave., 8-6027; Secretary: Joshua Poller, 956 Breedlove St., 5-2518; terms expire
A December 1942. Membership: 50.
Purpose: Development of cultural, social and religious life of young men.
Xciiyities: Sponsors "Keep Em Smoking" drive for USO.
Engaged in: Red Cross Assistance.
Intereijgi gg: Auxiliary Fire Protection.
4. ALICIA PLRK CIVIC CLUB (No affiliation), 1101-2 Eighty-one Madison
Bldg. Founded 1925. President: Thomas B. Collier, 1101-2 Eighty·0nc Madison
Bldg., Secretary: Avery N. Stratton, 2711 Union Ave., 48-2828; terms expire
January 1945. Membership= 50.
Purpose: Fellowship of members and development of com unity.
Activities: Cooperates with civic clubs and charitable organizations.
Engaged in: Hospital and Clinical Assistance; Sewing; Red Cross Assist-
ance; Operatign of Canteens.
Training for: Civilian Aircraft Warning Service; Auxiliary Fire Pro-
tection; First`Aid.
Interested in: Child Care; Collection of Scrap Metals and Other Materials;
Entertainment; Recreation.

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5. ALLEGRO SOCIETY (No affiliation), 1407 Preston St. Founded 1941.
President: Mrs. Monroe Sawyer, 1407 Preston St., 9-2423; Secretary: Mrs. A. S.
Knox, 1206 Central Ave., 2-7182; terms expire May 1943. Membership: 25.
Purpose: Promotion of better·music in community.
Activities: None listed.
_ H Interested in: Collection of Scrap Metals and Other Materials;
M Entertainment. __
6. ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUNCIL,MEMPHIS BRANCH (Allied Printing
Trades Council), 565 Beale Ave. Founded 1922. President: J. H. Aeschliman,
:» 915 Decatur St., 8-7032; Secretary: Joseph Stanps, 728 Pearce St., 5-5284;
terms expire July 1943. Membership: 21.
Purpose: Professional and personal advancement of the organization and its.
members.
—, , Activities: Cooperates with Trades and Labor Council, Com unity Fund and
. Red Cross.
. ; Traininr fp;) Ambulance Service.
Interested in: Auxiliary Police; Auxiliary Fire Protection; Emergency
Repair Service.
_ ·_ 7. ALL-STATES CLUB OF MEMPHIS (No affiliation), 2391 Poplar Ave.
_, Founded 1941. President: Mrs. Paul M. Jones, 2391 Poplar Ave., 48-2209; Secre-
· tary: Mrs. Fred Kremp, 2167 Poplar Ave., 7-4526-W; terms expire January 1943.
Membership: 110.
Purpose: Help newcomers become oriented in Memphis community life.
Activities: Cooperatos with Maternal Welfare League.
, Interested in: Sewing; Red Cross Assistance; First Aid; Preparation and
~. · Serving of Food; Library Service; Typing and Other Clerical Assistance.
y A,~ 8. ALL-STUDENTS CLUB (No affiliation), 1318 Lamar Ave. Founded 1920.
` ll President: Reuben Searcy, 1234 Union Ave., 2-5911; Secretary: Miss Irene Man-
ning, 860 Madison Ave., 8-8622; terms expire June 1943. Membership: 125.
. Purpose: To foster better fellowship among students.
{ Activities: None listed.
`... Engaged in: Hospital and Clinical Assistance; First Aid.
` Training {pg: Ambulance Service.
` 9. ALPHA DELTA PI SORORITY, ALPHA KAPPA CHAPTER (Alpha Delta Pi
’ Screrity), 904 Dickinson St. Founded 1912. President: Jacqueline Goodrich,
904 Dickinson St., 36-2963; term expires April 1943. Membership: 30.
Purpose: Educational, social and financial welfare of student members.
. Activities: Cooperates with Red Cross and USO. »
T. Enraged in: Red Cross Assistance; Operation of Canteens.
· 10. ALPHA OMICRON PI SORORITY, MEMPHIS ALUMNAE CHAPTER (Alpha Omicron Pi
· $¤FOPity), Shelby Farms, Rt. 6, Founded 1918. President: Mrs. Thomas E.
· Hooker, Shelby Farms, Rt. 6, 4-6201; Secretary: Miss Louise Donelson, 1232
" l. Lamar Ave., 2-4644; terms expire April 1943. Membership: 150.
Purpose: Promotion of scholarship and comradeship among members.
Activities: Financial assistance in Frontier Nursing Service at Hazard,
Kentucky.
Engaged in: Red Cross Assistance.

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ll. ALPHA OMICRON PI SORORITY, MOTHERS CLUB (Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority),
1589 Vinton Ave. Founded 1959. President: Mrs. R. C. McCalla, 1589 Vinton
Ave., 2-7085; Secretary: Mrs. W. A. Seagle, 756 Snowden Circle, 2-8087; Execu-
tive Secretary: Mrs. Daniel R. Hinckley, 1591 Vinton Ave., 2-1066; terms expire
March 1945. Membership: 12.
Purpose: To assist members of the sorority at Southwestern University.
Activities: None listed.
En»aged in; Sewing; Red Cross Assistance.
Interested in; Family Social Service in Industrial Areas; Child Care;
Entertainment.
12. ALPHA PHI SORORITY, ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION (Alpha Phi Sorority), 1812
Poplar Ave. Founded 1958. President: Mrs. Ralph Levine, 1812 Poplar Ave.,
7-5405; Secretary: Miss Ruth Gothard, 1408 Agnes Pl., 2-8511; terms expire
May 1945. Membership: 7.
Purpose: Social and fraternal.
Activities: Cooperates with the Red Cross.
_ Engaged in: Sewing; Red Cross Assistance; Collection of Scrap Metals and
Other Materialsz
15. ALPHA ZETA TAU FRAIERNITY (No affiliation), Claridge Hotel. Founded
1959. President: Sidney Iazarcv, 778 N. Manassas St., 8-0049; Secretary: Alex
Handleman, 94 W. Trigg Ave., 9-4712; terms expire December 1942.
Membership: 8.
Purpose: Social and charitable.
Activities: Cooperates with Jewish Council of Social Agencies.
Interested in: Air Raid Warden Service; Auxiliary Fire Protection; First
Aid. ___
14. AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS, MEMPHIS CHAPTER (American
Z Institute of Electrical Engineers), 4 S. Third St. Founded 1950. President:
John P. Argo, 4 S. Third St., 5-2552; Secretary: Herman Lightman, 4 S. Third
St., 5-2552; terms expire June 1945. Membership: 14.
· Purpose: Promotion of the study of electrical engineering and interchange
of information.
‘ Activities: None listed.
Engaged in: Air Raid Warden Service; Emergency Repair Service; First Aid; _
Radio Operation and Repair;:Library Service; Teaching Classes in Mechanical
Skills Needed in Defense Industries.
15. AMERICAN LEGION, AUTREES RUSSELL POST N0. 27 (Col.) (American
Legion), 595 Beale Ave. Founded 1920. Commander: D. W. Cook, 595 Beale Ave.,
Founded 1920. Commander: D. W} Cook, 595 Beale Ave., 8-9904; Adjutant: John
McFathron, 558 Simpson Ave., 9-9595; terms expire July 1945. Membership: 148.
Purpose: Service to World War Veterans and their families.
Activities: Cooperates with Negro Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts, Com-
munity Fund and Red Cross.
Engaged ing Red Cross Assistance; First Aid; Collection of Scrap Metals
and Other Materials; Collecting Books.
T?8ining fgrz Air Raid Vhrden Service; Civilian Aircraft Vbrning Service;
AuXili°Fy Fire Protection; Salvage Demolition Service; Emergency Repair Ser-
Vj·€@; HOEOT Corps Service; Ambulance Service; Hospital and Clinical. ·(i·SSiS‘*J’3T109;
Preparation'and Serving of Food; Signal Services.

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M;. » 16. AMERICAN IEGION AUXILIARY (American Legion), 820 Kentucky Ave.
`»g _ Founded 1920. President: Mrs. Wesson W. Deklyn, 820 Kentucky Ave., 5-4634;
~s { Secretary: Miss Grace Waring, 170 Williford St., 4-3405; terms expire August
¥~! A 1943. Membership: 195.
ww Purpose: Service to veterans and their families.
”Y?'i Activities: Cooperates with Veterans of Foreign Wars in annual poppy sale,
Y f Council of Social Agencies and Veterans Hospital.
`·"` A Engaged in: Sewing; Red Cross Assistance; Operation of Canteens; Collec-
t' f._ tion of Scrap—Metals and Other Materials; Entertainment.
·· 17. AMERICAN LEGION JUNIOR AUXILIARY, MEMPHIS UNIT NO. 1 (American
· . . Legion), 688 N. Idlewild St. Founded 1932. President: Miss Elsie Christen-
, bury, 688 N. Idlewild St., 7-1182-M; Secretary: Miss Donna Schneider, 1808
:1, Tutwiler Ave., 7-6475-W; terms expire August 1943. Membership: 15.
. Purpose: Promotion of the accomplishments and aims of the American Legion,
‘ Activities: Participates in poppy sale on Armistice Day and assists in
entertainments at Veterans Hospital.
"‘. Interested in; Entertainment; Library Service; Collecting Books.
18. AMERICAN LEGION, MEMPHIS POST N0. 1 (American Legion), 113 Shelby
A County Courthouse. Founded 1919. Commander: Fred W. Lucas, 84 S. Front St.,
· - 5-4373; term expires June 1943. Adjutant: Fred Mivelaz, 1820 Madison Ave.,
. Apt. 12, 7-5850-R. Membership: 2,675.
A Purpose: To assist veterans and their families.
' Activities: Financial and other relief to veterans; conducts yearly
» Mi1e—O-Dimes Campaign in collaboration with the Commercial Appeal for needy
" _ families.
Engaged in: Air Raid Warden Service; Civilian Aircraft Warning Service;
Auxiliary Fire-Protection; Entertainment; Public Speaking.
. ,, 19. AMERICAN RED CROSS, MEMPHIS CHAPTER (American Red Cross), 508-518
4 _ Empire Bldg. Founded 1914. Chairman: Edward F. Barry, 746-750 Commerce Title
` Bldg., 5-3131; Secretary: Miss Mary Poston, 508-518 Empire Bldg., 5-7361.
‘ · Membership: 38,135.
Purpose: To he1p·solve welfare problems of men in armed forces also to
_ aid in time of fire, flood, epidemics and other disasters.
Activities: Assists veterans, service men and their families; renders _
·_ disaster service; registers blood donors; trains groups in first aid, acci-
dent prevention, life saving, home hygiene and care of sick.
En a_ed in: Motor Corps Service; Hospital and Clinical Assistance;
: Sewing; Preparation of Surgical Dressings; First Aid; Preparation and Serving
of Food; Operation of Canteens; Family Social Service in Industrial Areas;
Library Service; Typing and Other Clerical Assistance; Interviewing.

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20. AMERICAN WAR MOTHERS, MEMPHIS CHAPTER (American War Mothers), 294
Lewis St. Founded 1925. President: Mrs. Anna Brunner, 2173 Cowden Ave.,
7-1004; Secretary: Mrs. Francis J. Byrne, Yates Rd., no phone; terms expire
October 1943. Membership: 54.
l, · Purpose: To aid needy mothers of war veterans.
.-`_ Activities: Donates clothing, cigarettes and magazines for war veterans;
M I cooperates with Red Cross, American Legion and Veterans Hospital Association.
Enraged in; Auxiliary Fire Protection; Sewing; Red Cross Assistance; Col-
lection of Scrap Metals and Other Materials; Collecting Books; Typing and
e Other Clerical Assistance.
Training for} First Aid.
— Interested in: Motor Corps Service; Family Social Service in Industrial
Areas. __
·p 1 21. ANSHEI SPHARD CONGREGATION, LADIES AUXILIARY (No affiliation), 223-A
__ Hill St. Founded 1934. President: Mrs. Ben Bernatsky, 223-A Hill St., 5-2909;
‘ Secretary: Mrs. David E, Lutsky, 986 N. Willett St., 36-1971; terms expire
January 1943. Membership: 110.
Purpose: Work of a charitable nature.
- Activities: Maintains Congregation Cemetery; cooperates with Jewish Wel-
fare Agency, Com unity Fund and USO.
Engaged in: Sewing; Red Cross Assistance; First Aid.
' Interested`in: Preparation and Serving of Food; Entertainment; Research
_ Assistance. *_
_ 22. ARBEITER RING, MEMPHIS VDRKMEN'S CIRCLE (Arbeiter Ring Institute),
688 Jefferson Ave. Founded 1909. Chairman: M. Sandler, 750 Maury St.,
7-7409; Secretary: J. Scheinberg, 1229 McLemore Ave., 9-0396; terms expire
,; ‘ January 1943. Membership: 67.
-- jl Purpose: Promotion of fraternal, educational and charitable interests of
community.
I Activities: Cooperates with Jewish Welfare Fund, Jewish Labor Com itteo,
Red Cross and Community Fund.
Interested in} Air Raid Warden Service; Motor Corps Service; Child Care.
_ 23. ARCHERY CLUB (National Archery Association), 685 E. Gage Ave.
Founded 1929. President: Durward L. Simmons, 685 E. Gage Ave., 9-8361; Sec- .
retary: Mrs. A. W. Shannon, 960 Baltic St., 4-4393; terms expire December 1942.
· Membership: 25.
Purpose: Promotion of interest in archery.
A Acti?1ties: None listed.
Integested ln: Red Cross Assistance; First Aid.
, 24. ART LEAGUE (No affiliation), 2235 Jefferson Ave. Founded 1922.
President: Mrs. Maurice White, Olive Branch, Miss., 2-7914; Secretary: Mrs.
ROb€Ft Wright, Mendenhall Rd., 4-4023; terms expire May 1943. Membership: 30.
Purpose: Promotion of interest in the study of art.
Qgtijities: None listed.
IDt€F¤sted in: Preparation end Serving of Food; Teaching AmeriCM1iZGti0H
Classes for Aliegs and Others; Teaching Classes of Map Reading rnd Sk€tChiHg.

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it 25. ASHFIELD MEMORIAL CIRCIE, SUB·JUNIORS (No affiliation), 255 S. A
*., Belvedere Blvd. Founded 1950. President: Miss Mary Shea, 255 S. Belvedere
A Blvd., 2-4275; term expires October 1942. Membership: 10.
Purpose: Religious and social advancement of young girls.
Activities: Cooperates with Red Cross, St. Peter's Orphanage and the
» Crippled Childrens' Hospital.
En aged in: Collection of Sora Metals and Other Materials; Collectin
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Interested ip: Red Cross Assistance.
26. ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS, MEMPHIS CHAPTER (Associated General
V Contractors of America), 707 Dermon Bldg. Founded 1955. President: Robert
M. Lee, 1467 Lamar Ave., 7-7588; Secretary: W. B. Rosenfield, 707 Dermon Bldg.,
5—l668; terms expire December 1942. Membership: 20.
Purpose: To promote general welfare of the community.
~ Activities: Salvaging property from buildings; contructing and repairing
_ buildings, bridges, streets and roads.
Engaged ip: Salvage Demolition Service; Emergency Repair Service.
_ ASSOCIATION OP POSTAL SUPERVISORS, see NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL
SUPERVISORS.
27. BAPTIST GOODWILL CENTER (No affiliation 226 Eklllinois St.
)
Founded 1922. President: Mrs. R. E. Noubert, 1819 Union Ave., 7-65754W; Sec-
retary: Mrs. Louis V. Aehle, 746 N. Evergreen St., 7-6786-J; terms expire C
December 1942. Membership: 25.
p Purpose: Christian social work in accordance with Baptist belief.
Activities: Furnishes recreation facilities for children and adults,
clothing to needy; also cares for the sick.
_ I d Engaged ip: Hpipipaé and glinioil Assistance; Family Social Service in
n us r1a_ Areas; i- are; eorea ion.
Training Tor: Red Cross Assistance.
Interested ip: First Aid. ·
28. BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING ALUMNAE (American
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Nursc's Association), Forrest Park Apts. Founded 1915. President: Miss Mattie
Austin, Forrest Park Apts.,5—5972; term expires September 1944; Secretary: V
Miss Mayrene Winter, 1642 Linden Ave., 2-5641; term expires September 1945; Ex-
ecutive Secretary: Miss Benita Mays, 889 Monroe Ave., 5-5581; term expires
September 1944. Membership: 285.
Purposp} To keep abreast of the profession and uphold its ethics.
Activities: Cooperates with Red Cross.
Engaged in: Collection of Scrap Metals and Other Materials; Collecting
Books. —_
Iptercstcd ip: Sewing; Red Cross Assistance.
BAR ASSOCIATION, see MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION.

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Ai 29. BARON HIRSCH CONGREGATION (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations '
§· of America), 247 Washington Ave. Founded 1892. Rabbi: Rev. Isadore Goodman,
1 247 Washington Ave., 5-4853; President: William Gerber, Criminal Courts Bldg.,
A 6-2742; term expires 1943; Executive Secretary: H. D. Kapell, 247 Washington
( Ave., 5-4853. Membership: 520.
“ Purpose: Teach the Jewish religion.
y Activities: Cooperates with Community Fund and Red Cross.
¥ Engaged in: Hospital and Clinical Assistance; Sewing; Red Cross
( Assistance.
_ Training Q2;} Air Raid Warden Service; Civilian Aircraft Warning Service;
Salvage Demolition Service; First Aid.
30. BARON HIRSCH CONGREGATION, LADIES AUXILIARY (No affiliation), 247
Washington Ave. Founded 1900. President: Mrs. Theo Pinstein, 394 N. Watkins
St., 2-4039; Secretary: Mrs. S. H. Davidson, 945 Roland St., 2-7254; Executive
Secretary: Mrs. Henry Pries, 1300 Linden Ave., 2-3626; terms expire June 1943.
Membership: 325. `
( Purpose: Upkeep and general welfare of the synagogue.
Activities: Cooperates with Jewish Council of Social Agencies.
( Engaged in: Red Cross Assistance; Collecting Books.
Interested in: Sewing; Recreation.
31. BETA SIGMA PHI SORORITY, ALPHA ALPHA CHAPTER (Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority), 1204 Saxon Ave. Founded 1941. President: Miss Dorothy Brown, 1204
Saxon Ave., 9-9591; Secretary: Miss Elizabeth Morriss, 1006 Peabody Ave.,
2-5105; terms expire April 1943. Membership: 20.
Purpose: Promotion of social and cultural welfare of business girls.
Activities: None listed.
Interested in: Sewing; Red Cross Assistance; First Aid; Typing and Other
Clerical Assistahze.
32. BETA SIGMA PHI SORORITY, ALPHA BETA CHAPTER (Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority), 1217 Forrest Ave. Founded 1931. President: Miss Jane Mklker, 1217
Forrest Ave., 2-0675; Secretary: Miss Elizabeth Crocker, 443 N. Stonewall P1.,
2-6598; terms expire April 1943. Membership: 20.
Purpose: See entry 31.
Activities: Cooperates with Gailor Memorial Hall.
Engaged in: First Aid. ·
33. BETA SIGMA PHI SORORITY, ALPHA CHAPTER (Beta Sigma Phi Sorority),
1235 Madison Ave. Founded 1931. President: Miss Polly Grisham, 1236 Madison
I Ave., 2-0785; Secretary: Miss Mildred Irion, 1948 Union Ave., 7-4074-R; terms
expire April 1943. Membership: 15.
Purpose: See entry 31.
Activities: None listed.
Ensaged in: First Aid.
$4. BETA SIGMA PHI SORORITY, GAMMA CHAPTER (Beta Sigma Phi Sorority),
345 Buena Vista St. Founded 1925. President: Miss Kay Thompson, 345 Buena
Vista St., 7-5566; Secretary: Miss Catherine Lumpkin, 786 Court Ave., 5-6809;
terms expire April 1943. Membership: 19.
Purpose: See entry 31.
Activities: Cooperates with the Crippled Children's Hospital.
Engaged in: First Aid; Operation of Canteens; Collection of Scrap Metals
and Other Pat5?ia1s; Entertainment; Collecting Books.

  
 
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.· b 55. BETA SIGMA PHI SORORITY, PHI CHAPTER (Beta Sigma Phi Sorority), 1218 '
-¤ * Tutwiler Ave. Founded 1952. President: Miss Kitty Broderson, 1218 Tutwiler
·`- Ave., 2-0876; Secretary: Miss Polly Shroyer, 2241 York Ave., 7-6696; terms ex-
< ;; oire June 1945. Membership: 120.
I · · Purpose: See entry 51.
A Activities: Helps provide funds for a blood bank for soldiers in foreign
nu service; coopePates with Red Cross and USO.
·· A Engaged in: Red Cross Assistance.
l ` Interested in: Entertainment; Recreation.
hn 56. BETA SIGMA PHI SORORITY, TENNESSEE CHI CHAPTER (Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority), 655 Jefferson Ave. President: Miss Alice Leggett, 655 Jefferson
·. . Ave., 8-5595; Secretary: Miss Alice Faye Winter, 1642 Linden Ave., 2-5641;
· ,. terms expire April 1945. Membership: 15.
, ‘ . Purpose: See entry 51.
- , Activities: Cooperates with Red Cross and USO.
‘ { §·» Engaged in: First Aid; Entertainment.
’· 57. BETHANY TRAINING HOME (No affiliation), 901 Chelsea Ave. Founded
A, 1919. President: Mrs. Joseph Robinson, 5501 Southern Ave., 4-5789; Secretary:
F H` Miss Lois M. Ware, 1996 Linden Ave., 5-1857. Membership: 21.
" A " Purpose: To maintain a home for unmarried mothers and their children.
» Activities: Cooperates with Community Fund and social service agencies.
` _;· Traininv for: Entertainment; Recreation.
_.- Interested-in: Red Cross Assistance; First Aid; Preparation and Serving
·· of Food; fyping and Other Clerical Assistance.
°··' l 58. BETHEL-LABELLE CIVIC CLUB (Ho affiliation), 2655 Lowell Ave.
7S--, Founded 1941. President: G. L. McNay, 2542 Arlington Ave., 4-4050; Secretary:
· l ’`iV ` A Mrs. W) C. Shoup, 2656 Lowell Ave., 4-$893; terms expire September 1945.
Membership: 729.
3 . ` Purpose: Cultivation of friendly and social relations among neighbors;
· , , improvement of the community.
_ · ; - Activities: Cooperatss with ·».· Red Cross, Community Fund, Council of Social
··- - Agencies and USO.
.- A Engaged in: Collection of Scrap Metals and Other Materials.
I · 7» Interested in: Auxiliary Police; Air Raid Yerden Service; Auxiliary Fire
` " Protection; Sewing; Rod Cross Assistance; First Aid; Collecting Books; Consu er .
` Protection Activities.
. j 59. BETHEL-LAEELLE GARDEN CLUB (Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs),
i_‘ . Kimball Ave. Founded 1927, President: Hrs. W. D. Kindred, Rt. 5, BOX 616,
=‘·. 4-7665; Secretary: Mrs. George Coolidge, 2654 IaRose Ave., 4-5717; terms ex-
. ... pire December 1942. Membership: 50. _
V4"'" Purpose: Beautification of home and community with flowers and shrubbcry
`“ and encouraroment of interest in gardening.
`" &¤tivities: Cooperates with Parent-Teachers Association and Red CF0SS·
· Engaged in: First Aid.
. Interested in: Sewing; Red Cross Assistance.

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1 40. BETHLEHEM CENTER (The Methodist Church), 749 Walker Ave. Founded ‘
A 1955. President: Mrs. T. S. McFerrin, 41 S. Tucker St., 7-6825; Secretary:
- “ Mrs. E. B. Lynn, 174 S. Bcrksdale St., 7-2755. Membership: 50.
" I Purpose: To aid Negro residents of the neighborhood through clubs,
Vindergartens and playgrounds.
I Activities: Cooperates with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and YWCA.
"   Engaged in: Family Social Service in Industrial Areas; Child Care;
A Collection of*Scrap Metals and Other Materials; Entertainment; Recreation;
I Library Service. .
I Interested in: Sewing; Red Cross Assistance; First Aid; Preparation and
Serving of Food;—Typing and Other Clerical Assistance. A
41. BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH, ST. PHILOMENA GUILD (No affiliation), 274
N. McLean Blvd. Founded 1915. President: Mrs. W} G. Whitman, 274 N. McLean
Blvd., 7-7557; Secretary: Mrs. Walter Hunter, Gilmore Apts., 7-7670; terms
expire May 1945. Membership: 102.
Purpose: To aid worthy charities.
Activities: Cooperates with St. Poter's Orphanage, Community Fund and
Red Cross.
Training for} Red Cross Assistance; Child Care.
42. BLOSSOM WAY GARDEN CLUB (No affiliation), 5867 Sum er Ave. Founded
1955. President: Mrs. W} Emmetpwilliams, 5867 Summer Ave., 4-4191; Secretary:
Mrs. David Jolly, 855 N. Graham Ave., 4-9095. Membership: 18.
Purpose: Civic improvement and beautification of approaches leading into
the city.
Activities: Cooperates with welfare agencies, garden clubs, City Beautiful
Commission, Red Cross and Community Fund.
Training for: Sewing; Red Cross Assistance; Preparation and Serving of
Food; 0peration_5f Canteens; Child Care; Library Service.
Interested in: Ambulance Service; First Aid; Family Social Service in
Industrial Areas?_Entertainment; Recreation; Signal Service; Research Assist-
` ance; Interviewing.
45. B’NAI B'RITH, SAM SCHLOSS LODGE NO. 55 (E'nai B‘rith), G2 Porter
Bldg. Founded 1859. President: Dr. Phil Bloom, Union & Planters Bank Bldg.,
8-6575; Secretary: Ralph Bisno, 51 N. Third St., 5-2511; terms expire July
1945; Executive Secretary: Miss Lena 0'Mo1l, 62 Porter Bldg., 8-1670.
Membership: 800.
Purpose: Charity for orphans and aged.
Activities: Maintains B'nai B'rith Home for the Aged.
Engaged_in: Air Raid Thrdon Service; Civilian Aircraft Warning Service;
Auxiliary Fire—Protection; First Aid.
44. BOOKWORM CLUB (Tennessee Federation of Wbmen's Clubs), Rt. 5, Box 90.
Founded 1941. President: Mrs. Emerson Van Dame, Ed. 5, Box 90, 4-5818; Secre-
tary: Mrs. A. E. Gibson,‘R+;. 5, Box 82, 4-5240; terms expire April 1943-
Membership: 15.
Purpose: Promotion of educational interests of its members.
Activities: Cooperatos with Red Gross and USO.
Engagcd”in: Red Cross Assistance.
Training_for: First Aid.
Interestediin: Consumer Protection Activities.

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y 45. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, CHICKASAW COUNCIL (Boy Scouts of America),
Q ·` I 501 Columbian Mutual Tower. Founded 1916. President: H. M. Clayton, Memphis
. _ A Light, Gas and Water Division, 5-2552; term expires December 1942; Scout
Executive: W. Gordon Morris, 501 Columbian Mutual Tower, 5-2551.
y Membership: 6,000.
, :_ Purpose: Character building and citizenship training.
‘ _ Activities: Distribute government literature; cooperate with Red Cross,
°' American Legion, and city government.
Engaged in: Red Cross Assistance; First Aid; Collection of Scrap Metals
·i° and Other Mate?ia1s; Collecting Books; Signal Services.
_ _ 46. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, SEMINOLE DIVISION (Col.) (Boy Scouts of
Q America), 197 Beale Ave. Founded 1928. Director: J. A. Beauchamp, 197 Beale
" _ Ave., 8-2515: Executive Secretary: J. H. Swayze, 254 Hernando St., 5-4551;
V. Secretary: Miss Marguerite Wilkerson, 197 Beale Ave., 8-2515; terms expire
. December 1942. Membership: 200.
r Purpose: Promotion of character building and citizenship training of
` ` Negro boys.
I Activities: Planned program of civic service, camping, hiking, games and
pre-vocational activities. »
‘ _ Engaged in: First Aid; Collection of Scrap Metals and Other Materials;
.`° ° EntertainmeHt?—Collecting Books; Signal Services.
_ ‘°h Training for: Auxiliary Fire Protection; Typing and Other Clerical
. Assistance. ——_
- _ 47. BRADFORD CLUB (No affiliation), 415 Alexander St. Founded 1957.
°i ` President: Mrs. L. S. Hoover, 681 N. Barksdale St., 2-4888; Secretary: Mrs.
. _ H. B. Brummitt, 19 S. Tucker St., 7-6508-J; terms expir