College News and Departmental: Teachers College Entertains Naval Unit
by Departmental notes - 1918
When a call was sent out for the names of persons willing to entertain groups of sailors and soldiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day, Teachers College responded by inviting the entire naval unit of 160 officers and men of the Gas Engine School, under the command of Lieutenant S. S. Sleffel, formerly assistant professor of education in Teachers College. These officers and men together with a small number of the Faculty and a large group of graduate women and seniors were entertained at dinner in Whittier Hall, followed by a dance and an informal entertainment. In addition, the seventy men of this unit who had been called to report for active duty immediately following Thanksgiving, were presented with comfort bags and some woolen garments prepared by Miss Balderston's classes in Housewifery.
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