74 HASKINS & SELLS October
Mr. Sells Entertains
ON Thursday, September 11, 1919, at
the Hotel Astor, Mr. Sells tendered
a dinner and dance to the members of the
firm, managers, associates, staff, and employes.
The occasion was the commemoration
of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
firm and represented a landmark in its history—
a fitting moment to recall past
events and evoke old and interesting memories.
During the dinner, the guests were entertained
by a series of lantern slides showing
the organization and growth of the
firm and many facts of interest connected
with its history and its work up to the
present time. Pictures were also shown of
members of the firm and the four oldest
employes, namely, Mr. Kerr, who has been
with the firm twenty years; Miss Bolles,
nineteen years; Miss Taafe, eighteen
years, and Miss Hatfield, seventeen years.
About two hundred and forty persons
were present. This number included many
of the members and managers from out-of-
town, among whom were Mr. Bickett,
Mr. Kracke, Mr. and Mrs. Gause, Mr. and
Mrs. L. E. Palmer, Mr. O'Connell, Mr.
and Mrs. Hyde, Mr. and Mrs. J . N . Pat-ton,
Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, Mr. Croggon,
Mr. Sanford, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Hahn, Mr.
and Mrs. Jumonville, Mr. Davis, Mr.
Pflug, Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, Mr. and
Miss De Vault and Mr. Scoville.
Mr. Sells was presented during the evening,
by Mr. Hay, on behalf of the staff,
with a handsome set of cabochon sapphire
cuff links and shirt studs.
The menu, which did full credit to the
Hotel Astor, follows:
Okra de volaille, Creole
Filet de Bar de Mer, Amandine
Chou Fleur au gratin
Poulet du Printemps en casserole
Pommes de Terre, Parisienne
Salade de Laitue et Tomates
C a f é Noir
Dancing was enjoyed until midnight,
when the party reluctantly broke up, not,
however, without leaving its guests knit together
in a closer community of work and
ideals, with a new incentive to carry on the
firm's traditions and to make the future of
Haskins & Sells even greater than its past.