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  • Greek Star -- January 01, 1937
    Concerning the Ahepan Sanitarium Dance

    On the tenth of March, 1937, the united chapters of the 13th district, are giving a Ball for the New Mexico Ahepan Sanitarium in the famous ballroom, Trianon.

    This exceptional philanthropic action of the Ahepa needs the support of every Greek in Chicago and we are asking all other clubs and organizations that are planning a dance or other such enterprises not to take into consideration the date of March 10, 1937.

    The Board of Directors wish to make known to the public within the Ahepan boundary that on that same evening there will be a performance of the most excellent and select talent that Organizations of Music have to offer as well as other artistic performances.

    We beg of you, therefore, if you have children of exceptional talent, to communicate at once by letter, phone, or personal interview with the Board for future details.

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    The age limit set by the directors for those wishing to participate in this contest is seventeen years.

    Markos P. Mamalakis

    President of Publicity Committee

    11 S. La Salle Street, Chicago

    Phone: Central 2577

    On the tenth of March, 1937, the united chapters of the 13th district, are giving a Ball for the New Mexico Ahepan Sanitarium in the famous ballroom, Trianon. This exceptional ...

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  • Greek Star -- January 01, 1937
    Mr. Benetatos General Consul to Chicago

    The rumor that Mr. Benetatos, Director of the Cabinet, is to be appointed General Greek Consul to Chicago, has been confirmed. Mr. Benetatos is one of the oldest and most competant of Greece's diplomatic officers.

    The rumor that Mr. Benetatos, Director of the Cabinet, is to be appointed General Greek Consul to Chicago, has been confirmed. Mr. Benetatos is one of the oldest and most ...

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  • Greek Star -- January 01, 1937
    Notification

    The Women's Club of St. Helen, on Chicago's South Side, is giving a dance in celebration of the Festival of the New Years Cake on Sunday, January 3, 1937, eight o'clock, at the hall of St. Constantine and Helen church, 6105 South Michigan Avenue. Admission is only fifty cents.

    The Women's Club of St. Helen, on Chicago's South Side, is giving a dance in celebration of the Festival of the New Years Cake on Sunday, January 3, 1937, eight ...

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  • Greek Star -- January 01, 1937
    The Church of St. Andrews the Annual Dinner of the Greek Community

    The Board of Directors of St. Andrews church in their endeavor to promote the association, not only of the members of the church but also of all the select compatriots of the Greek Colony in Chicago, at the start of the New Year, offer to all the opportunity of assembling together to exchange with one another, greetings for the New Year. Started two years ago, this plan includes a huge banquet to which approximately four hundred of our countrymen and their wives have been invited.

    The success of this wonderful purpose on the two preceeding years is our only encouragement and it pleases us to be able to repeat again the event this year of 1937. It is up to us now to announce our plans to the members of our church and their friends, and to prepare a sumptuous banquet, a varied program and means of recreation with great joy for our members and friends.

    The day of this enormous feast is set for Sunday, January 31, at eight o'clock and will take place in the hall of our church.

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    Along with this announcement we take the opportunity to wish all our members and all our countrymen a prosperous and happy New Year and may God bless you all.

    ArchRev. E. Tsourounakis, the High Priest; B. Kotsonis, the President; K. Kakarakis, the Secretary.

    The Board of Directors of St. Andrews church in their endeavor to promote the association, not only of the members of the church but also of all the select compatriots ...

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  • Saloniki-Greek Press -- January 01, 1937
    Scholarship Fund Dance

    The Fifth Annual Scholarship Fund Dance of the Greek Women's University Club is to be given Friday evening, February 5, 1937, at the Electric Club, 20 No. Wacker Drive, from nine o'clock to one o'clock. Proceeds will be used for the maintenance of "The Greek Women's University Club Scholarship" at the University of Chicago. Admission is one dollar.

    The Fifth Annual Scholarship Fund Dance of the Greek Women's University Club is to be given Friday evening, February 5, 1937, at the Electric Club, 20 No. Wacker Drive, from ...

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  • Greek Star -- January 01, 1937
    Hitlerism & Women

    In a concentration of the women's organization of the National-Socialistic party in Berlin, Mr. Rudolph Es, representative for Hitler, lectured about the women of the Third Reich before Miss Gertrude Soltz-Klint and twenty-thousand other women of the organization. On this most interesting theme Mr. Es commented as follows:

    "A woman is honored in Germany as a mother, as a companion to her husband, and as citizen of the nation. Abroad they have erroneous ideas concerning our conception of woman. We desire women whose lives and whose works do not alter their feminine nature, that is, women that we can love! We are leaving behind us the world that wants to see only one specific kind of woman. We bear them no grudge as long as they let us choose the type of woman we consider most precious.....

    "The ideal woman of Germany today isn't the stereotyped "Gretchen" with her old-fashioned and narrow conceptions, but a woman who will stand by her husband, brave and uncomplaining, through the agony of life with its thousand apprehensions and joys which tend to make it more rich and full as time goes 2on. This is Germany's ideal woman of today. A woman, especially that can be a mother.

    "That last sentence sums up one of the biggest achievements of National-Socialistic Germany. More women become mothers in Germany today than ever before and it isn't because the nation or men wish it. No, it is the mothers, they themselves are proud to bring into this world strong and healthy children. The mothers have one purpose, to preserve themselves for their country. We know, of course, that all women cannot attain that height of happiness because all women do not marry. And that is why we uphold vocations for women. They are free to choose whatever profession they wish. They can study at Universities, especially in vocations that require certain scientific knowledge where women excel over men.

    "On the other hand, this new Germany does not want to see its women in professions that make her seem masculine. It wants to see the German woman fulfilling her duty as a supplement to man's nature. Women of other nations will look up some day to this modern Germany. They might even envy these women contemporaries of theirs that are so far ahead of them."

    In a concentration of the women's organization of the National-Socialistic party in Berlin, Mr. Rudolph Es, representative for Hitler, lectured about the women of the Third Reich before Miss Gertrude ...

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  • Greek Star -- January 01, 1937
    Notification

    The Women's Club of St. Helen, on Chicago's South Side, is giving a dance in celebration of the Festival of the New Years Cake on Sunday, January 3, 1937, eight o'clock, at the hall of St. Constantine and Helen church, 6105 South Michigan Avenue. Admission is only fifty cents.

    The Women's Club of St. Helen, on Chicago's South Side, is giving a dance in celebration of the Festival of the New Years Cake on Sunday, January 3, 1937, eight ...

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  • Greek Star -- January 01, 1937
    F. Nichols Elected President of Rogers Park Kiwanis Club.

    An example of true American sportmanship appeared last week at the Hotel Sovereign where the club has its weekly luncheon meetings. The club unanimously elected Frank Nichols as their president. Kiwanis has a membership of ninety-five thousand professional and business people in the United States and Canada, so it is indeed an honor to the Greek race and to the progressive Greeks of Chicago because it is believed that F. Nichols is the first Greek in the entire United States to hold the position of president in such an organization.

    Frank Nichols, whose real native name is Fotios Meltihoes Nikolopoulos, came to this country in 1912 from Vounargon, Pyrgos, Ellias, Greece, and until nine years ago had been in many parts of the country. In 1928 he opened the Hacienda at 1614 Howard Street, and even there he felt as a stranger among strangers until a neighborhood business man approached him to join the organization.

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    Ever since he entered the Kiwanis Club he has taken an active part in the organization. He served as director for five years during which time he served as chairman of the House Committee, chairman of the Reception Committee, chairman of the Underprivileged Child Work Committee and during the past year of 1936 he served as chairman of the Program Committee. During the chairmanship of the Underprivileged Child Work Committee, Frank promoted one of the most humanitarian objectives in the Club's membership--- the Deaf-Mute School.

    Mr. Nichols has belonged to the club for more than six years, has a perfect attendance record, served on all committees, and has been a director for the last four years. He is also a director of Howard District Business Association and belongs to the Institute of Human Relations; the National Confederation of Jews and Christians; the Restaurant Association; Beavers International; Masonic Order of Knight Templar; Shivers and also to the Gole Fathers' Council. Frank Nichols is a very popular and very successful business man of whom his fellow countrymen feel very proud.

    An example of true American sportmanship appeared last week at the Hotel Sovereign where the club has its weekly luncheon meetings. The club unanimously elected Frank Nichols as their president. ...

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  • Greek Star -- January 01, 1937
    Order of Sons of Pericles

    Pursuant to the mandate of the 13th National Convention of the Order of Ahepa, and to the mandates of the 7th National Convention of the Sons of Pericles, held stimultaneously at St. Paul, Minnesota, the following members of the Order of the Sons of Pericles throughout District No. 13 were appointed as District Lodge Officers for District No. 13.

    District Governor: J. Kotselas, 815 E. 39th, Chicago, Illinois.Lieutenant Governor: J. Seocus, 174 W. Follett St. Fond Du Lac, Wis. District Secretary: Peter Vaichis, 3811 Wilton Ave. Chicago, Illinois.District Treasurer: S. Samaras, 3059 Lexington Ave., Chicago, Illinois.District Marshal: Ch. Corelis, 201 Third Ave., Moline, Illinois.

    The above mentioned officers shall hold office until their successors have been elected. by the District Convention of the Sons of Pericles, which will be held at the same time and place as that of the Ahepa. This year's Convention will be held at Peoria, Illinois, sometime during the month of July.

    Pursuant to the mandate of the 13th National Convention of the Order of Ahepa, and to the mandates of the 7th National Convention of the Sons of Pericles, held stimultaneously ...

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  • Greek Star -- January 03, 1937
    A Spartan Philanthropic Brotherhood in Chicago

    The purpose of the Spartan Philanthropic Brotherhood to be organized in Chicago, is to weld together all those in the United States and Canada from Lacedaemon and Epidavros-Lymeras, in order to inspire the membership with the spirit of solidarity, to support needy members, to develop good will toward our American fellow-citizens, and also to insure members of the Brotherhood against lack of burial expenses and to give any financial aid which they may require, without contract or obligation, of course, on the part of the Brotherhood, which will help only insofar as the finances of the organization permit, and the decisions of the Executive Council allow.

    The purpose of the Spartan Philanthropic Brotherhood to be organized in Chicago, is to weld together all those in the United States and Canada from Lacedaemon and Epidavros-Lymeras, in order ...

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