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|Transcription||Mt. St.Mary's College February 19, 1947 Panel - Social Welfare in Los Angeles, 1900-1924 I..... Opening Statement, Mary J. Workman We are met to discuss "" Social Welfare in Los Ange- les, 1900-1924"". Those participating in this discussion took an active part as volunteer workers in these de- velopments. I have the honor to present: 1 [underlined: Dr. Edwin P. Ryland,] who was identified with the first efforts to bring together representatives of the organ- izations engaged in charit[cancelled: t]able work. He served on the probation committee of Los Angeles County under Judge Curtis D.Wilbur, the first judge of the Juvenile Court. He served later on the Minicipal Playground Commission and still later on the Park Commission. He has been asso- ciated for many years with every movement for the common good and for the defense of humanrights. 2 [underlined: Mr. Thomas C. Marshall], who initiatedthe holding of conferences of those engaged in social welfare activities and who waspresident of the Alliance of Social Agencies theimmediate predecessor of the Community Welfare Fed- eration connected with the Community Chest. He was the founder of Neighborhood House established in 1904, one of the early settlements houses. For the past 35 years he has been chaplain and /now secretary of the Good Samar- itan Hospital. 3 Mrs. Elizabeth McManus, who began active work with the ParentTeacher Association when she had a small boy in school. Her special interest has always been child- ren. She gave nineteen years of voluntary service on the Los Angeles County ProbationCommittee. She was the founder of the children's clinic now known as the Yale St. Center. II. [underline: Background] Rt.Rev. Monsignor O'Dwyerhas given you a comprehensive view of "" The Church and Social Welfare in Los Angeles"". We shall limit ourselves to the period 1900-1924 and give only what is essential prior to that time.|