This Day In History: 1936-01-17
The Woman’s Club of Mahwah presented a program of biographies to the Literature Department of the Ridgewood Woman’s Club. Several club members summarized some of the current books dealing with prominent figures of the day. Mrs. Albert Winter emphasized chinese calligraphy in her review of “My Country and My People” by Lin Yutang. Mrs. Mildred Cooper summarized Sigrid Unset’s “Longest Years” an Mrs. L. R. Rounds entertained with sections of “The Story of My Life by Queen Marie of Roumania. Poems by Audrey Wurdeman, the 1935 Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, were read by Mrs. E. Lincoln. The poet was only twenty-four when she received the prize, the youngest winner ever. The afternoon was ended with the reading of humorous excerpts from the fish title on the best seller list for 1935, “Life with Father” by Mrs. Winter, who acted as Chairman for the Mahwah Club’s program that afternoon.