Gossip Corner

Full of human interest was the wedding of Miss Doris M. Cowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Cowen of 320 West End avenue, to Morris Mandelbaum Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Mandelbaum of Des Moines, which took place last week at the Plaza. Rabbi Eugene Mannheimer of Des Moines had come specially to the city to perform the ceremony, for it was he who had officiated at the marriage of the bridegroom’s parents. His blessings were, evidently, so effective that they were desired for the new union. The young couple are at present on a Canadian North Cape cruise.

People sometimes speak disparagingly of these degenerate times and pretend that our grandmothers and great-grandmothers were ever so much more wonderful than anyone to be found in our generation. Yet as long as we have women of the type of Mrs. George Samuels in our midst, we need not blush before any past age.

Mrs. Samuels is one of the most interesting figures in our social and philanthropic life. For years and years she has done splendid work for the poor, devoting herself to the needy without regard to race or creed. Merely giving money was not enough for Mrs. Samuels. She felt that social service, to be truly effective, must be personal service. Although mother of a grown-up son, she studied at New York University Law School so that she might be able to help the needy in the courts as well.

September 12 will mark the thirty-third anniversary of her services as head of social welfare activities in the Bronx, and the members of the Bronx Legal Assistance Society are already planning to honor one who deserves honor so well.

Miss Mabel H. Meyer, whose fine work for the Free Synagogue has received much comment, has just completed some interesting playlets for children which, so we hear, will appear in book form in the near future. Miss Meyer is a splendid example of the truism that work for, and interest in the young keeps one young. Even though her first youth is past, through her enthusiasm and her contacts, she has won the rarer and more precious youth of the spirit which is impervious to the onslaught of time.

The Goddess of Chance presided over the nuptials of Miss Belle Kronberg, daughter of Mr. Louis Kronberg, who was married last week to Paul Gransky, prominent New York attorney, at a quiet ceremony in City Hall. If one is to believe Dame Rumor—and we always believe her implicitly — the adventurous young couple flipped a coin to decide whether or not they should chance matrimony. Chance having decided in favor of the venture, Mr. and Mrs. Gransky are now receiving the congratulations of their friends.

Deal, New Jersey, continues to be the favorite summer resort of the beau monde. Mrs. Edward Rubin, formerly Mrs. King Sarnoff, nee Helene Kunstler, is summering at Deal. And even those who have traveled widely abroad elect to spend much of their time in this beautiful New Jersey community. Mrs. Abraham Feist and her daughter, Miss Margaret Feist, who have recently returned from a trip around the world, have opened their summer house in Deal.

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