The Press: The Hokinson Girls

One chair was vacant at the head table last week when 350 Washington clubwomen gathered in the Mayflower Hotel for a luncheon meeting of the Community Chest. Over the fried chicken, a whisper spread among the guests. Finally Mrs. Henry Gichner rose and in a trembling voice confirmed the rumor: Miss Helen Hokinson had been "unavoidably detained . . . We have gotten the news that [her] plane has crashed ... It should be an example to all of us because . . . she was corning to help us . . ."


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