Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Association History 3 His glory, and, although broken-hearted at the time, dear Mrs. Whittemore very nobly took up the work which was so dear to her husband’s heart, and filled his unexpired term** until the first annual business meeting in May 1914, when she was unanimously elected to fill that office. A personal reference to the founder of this organization seems a most fitting thing in this report. It is quite an unusual thing for a wealthy, refined gentleman like Mr. Whittemore to give so much time in the interests of rescue missions, and yet this fact is easily explained when we learn that it was in such a mission he was led to renew his covenant with God. It was during the early days of the McAuley Water Street Mission that Mr. and Mrs. Whittemore made their way down to the little old dance hall that had been converted into a mission. They had both been members of a church since childhood, and thought they were all right, and it was with the intention of helping Jerry McAuley that they went down there. They were not in the meeting long, however, before Jerry made it very clear to them that they were what he termed “kid-glove Christians” and that they needed “another dip.” Before the meeting closed he had them on their knees at the penitent form, repeating the same prayer the poor drunkard repeated at their side, “God be merciful to me, a sinner,” and then Jerry added: “Put in, ‘For Jesus’ sake.’” Jerry could not see into the future, nor did Mr. and Mrs. Whittemore realize that night what that step would mean to them, but eternity alone will reveal what great things God hath wrought through these 3 **Other records show that the IUGM Vice President John Hallimond officially stepped in as president upon Sidney Whittemore’s death. Halli- mond served until May 1915, and at that year’s annual meeting, Emma Whittemore was elected president. She served until 1918. Gospel Wagon of Union Rescue Mission (Los Angeles), circa 1907 Association History Emma Whittemore