This Day In History: 1934-03-13
After the business session of the Mahwah Junior Woman’s Club had disposed of such items as deciding to hold a spring dance, accepting Suzanne Larkin to membership and amending the bylaws to add two standing committees to their structure, the group turned to the entertainment for the evening. Under Loretta Schneider’s leadership the members played “Gracie Allen” bridge. This was contract bridge with many intriguing and puzzling special rules. At the end of the evening four winners were chosen, “for essentially Gracie Allen reasons” to Marcia Cooley, Olive Eggars, Suzanne Larkin, Henrietta Winter and Henrietta Young. Unfortunately the newspaper account of the meeting failed to include any details of how the game was played.