That group standards and influences now exercise more authority over young people than do the opinions and influences of their parents, was the statement made Thursday night by Mrs. Felix Warburg in the course of her report of the past year’s activities of the Young Women’s Hebrew Association of Harlem, of which she is president.
“Years ago we believed that the misunderstanding between parents and children was due to the difficulties arising from differences of old world and new world customs,” said Mrs. Warburg. “Today the clash is of different origin. The family authority is apparently being transferred from the parents to the standard arising from the community and group. This confusion of ideals in both young and old challenges our abilities as the guides and friends of the present generation.”
In enumerating the year’s activities of the Y. W. H. A., Mrs. Warburg declared that due to the fact that the organization has during the past year been sharing its building with the Y. M. H. A., pending the erection of the latter’s new building on Lexington Ave. and 92nd St. in May, the women’s organization was unable to encourage new activities or expand its normal program.