New Haven, Conn. (Sep. 24)
“My family is not very Orthodox, so why worry?” was the reply Miss Minerva Aaronson gave to an inquiry as to the attitude of her family towards her forthcoming marriage to John Raskob, Jr., son of John Raskob, chairman of the National Democratic Committee and one of the most prominent Catholic laymen in the country.
In an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Miss Aaronson, a tall, black-haired, thoroughly modern nineteen-year old miss and secretary to the head of a New Haven brokerage house, said that neither she nor young Raskob had decided whether they would be married by a Catholic priest, a rabbi or by a civil ceremony. It had earlier been reported that the marriage was to be consecrated by a Catholic priest.
Indicating that the religious differences between herself and her fiance are not bothering her, Miss Aaronson declared “the main thing is that we are in love and we want to get married.” Miss Aaronson is the daughter of the late Abraham Aaronson, onetime assistant state attorney-general and a member of the state house of representatives for several terms. Her father was a graduate of Yale and a prominent member of the Connecticut bar.
Asked where she met young Raskob, Miss Aaronson said she believed it was at a dance about three years ago. The couple have been going together for about a year and since young Raskob’s graduation from Yale last June he has been a frequent visitor in New Haven.