This Day In History: 1942-03-04
The prizes at the card party sponsored by the Mahwah Chapter of the Good Samaritan Hospital Guild reflected the wartime shortages. Winners at each of the bridge and pinochle tables received a daintily wrapped prize of sugar. Sugar was one of the items subject to rationing during the emergency. The party netted $43 which was donated to help maintain the hospital laboratory. The group had recently donated a fully equipped suture tray to be used, as they said, “for emergency defense work”.