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The forming of a club out of the
various women's clubs of Baton Rouge
has been discussed for several y ears.
in clubs and out, the Civic Association
doing so formally as far back as when
it held its meetings in the Alumni
building, Mrs. L. U. Babin president,
and the Housewives League in 1920
during its December meeting held at
the house of its president, Mrs. J. A.
Tucker. At this meeting it was de
eided to ask the Civic Association to
send out invitations to the presidents
and two delegates each from the four
clubs in town then federated in the
State Federation to meet in a con
ference looking toward this. The
clubs asked were the Philistoria, the
Housewives League, the League of
Women voters and the Civic Associa
tion. These letters were sent out by
Miss Daisy Badley, secretary of the
Civic Association, and the meeting
was held in the Chamber of Com
merce Jan. 3, 1921. Mrs. Steinberg
was made chairman, and Mrs. J. A.
Tucker secretary of the meeting. A
basis for organizing the city clubs
was laid and it was decided to request
Mrs. Tucker, secretary, to issue joint
calls to all the club presidents and two
delegates each of clubs except those
organized for recreation only togeth
er at the city hall Feb. 4, 1921 to form
such an organization. At this meet
ing there was a large and enthusiastic
gathering with representatives from
fourteen clubs as follows: Henry W.
Allen Chapter U. D. C., Charity Ward
Association, Civic Association, I. H.
Gothieb Memorial, Housewives'
League, League of Women Voters,
Music Club, Philistoria, Rest Room,
Reviewers, Social Science Club, South
ern Association of College Women,
Study Club, Joanna Waddel Chapter
U. D. C.
Officers elected at this meeting
were: President, Mrs. C. H. Stein
berg; 1st Vice President, Mrs. L. U.
Babin; 2nd Vice President, Mrs. W.
S. Holmes; 3rd Vice President, Mrs.
T. P. Singletary; Recording Secretary,
Miss Daisy Badley; Corresponding
Secretary, Mrks. G. A. Waterman;
Treasurer, Mrs. Jas. Clayton.
At the March meeting the adoption
of the constitution, plans looking for
ward for the establishment of a civic
center for the women of Baton Rouge,
and luncheon meetings were the main
The sonstitution, drafted by a com
mittee composed of Mrs. C. E. Coates,
Mrs. G. P. McNeel, Mrs. Nora Dough
erty, Mrs. Jas. Barnett and Mrs. I.
D. Wall, adopted by the club provides
that its objects shall be, "to co-ordin
ate interests of the various clubs and
to concentrate the strength of the
women for the promotion of social,
civic, educational, literary and artis
tic development in Baton Rouge and
The luncheon committee is compos
ed of Mrs. B. E. Eskridge, Mrs. W.
H. Candy and Mrs. G. A. Waterman,
programs at luncheons are in charge
of Mrs. H. J. Feltus and Mrs. G. P.
Two clubs have been added since the
initial meetings as follows: The Lit
tle Treatre Guild and the Nurses' As
sociation. Mrs. J. A. Tucker was
made treasurer at the resignation of
The first big accomplishmert of the
association of city clubs was the pur
chase of the property corner East
Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue to
provide a meeting place for women's
clubs and fill the need of a woman's
club in Baton Rouge. The sum of
$3,500.00, intial payment, was rais
ed by selling stock at $10.00 per
share in about one mconth's time. The
finance committee was composed of
Mmes. A. R. Albritton, C. E. Coates,
J. A. Tucker, St. C. Favrot, H. L.
Cohn, G. A. Waterman, and Miss
The Emancipation of Women I
from household drudgery has been accomplished by electricity.
The woman of to-day will no more run her household by old-fash- I
ioned methods than will the modern business man work without type- F
writer, adding machine, and other similar appliances.
We' are household engineers.
Consultation and recommendations are absolutely free and place you F
under no obligations. o
Phone 610 for home demonstration. A
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523 Third St. "Everything Electrical" I
4 Nowadays are a Household Necessity
Af In order that the housewife may have a correct record 4S
of all expenditures, she should have a bank account.
A Let your check be your receiptfor money paid for your
Sbills, which will often save the necessity of hunting for lost
receipts that cannot be found. A
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Other works have been the "Pop
py Sale" with Mmes. Candy, Osborn
and Hobert in charge, saising more
than $300.00; the endorsement of the
mosquito campaign at the request of
the Housewives' League, the endorse
ment of medical inspection in the
schools at the request of the Civic As
sociation and the League of Women
Voters and publicity and assistance
given women in registering the last
few days before the registration books
closed. The books at the clerk's of
fice showed 350 women registered Ju
ly 7 and when they were closed July
9 there were a total of 639 women
The association of city clubs has
shown what united effort can do and
there are big works ahead, for sup
porting as it does the activities of the
various clubs its scope will be far
teaching and of inestimable value to
the town and vicinity.
The death of Dr. F. M. Reynaud,
which occurred on Friday last, leaves
Captain John McGrath sole survivor
of the original Delta Rifles which left
here for the seat of war with 118
members rank and file. The company
was organized at the court house of
the parish of West Baton Rouge and
was composed of young men from the
upper portion of that parish, Pointe
Coupee and this city with H. MI. Fay
rot as Captain.
Captain McGrath is also the sole
surviving officer of the Thirteenth
Louisiana Regiment and but two of
the one thousand enlisted men of that
famous old command are known to be
Father (to Sammy, coming home ia
bedraggled condition)--Great Scott!
Bow you do look
"Yes, pa, I fell in a mud hole."
"What And with your new pants
"Yes. I didn't have time to take
them off."-Houston Post.
AN APOLOGY M
Woman's Enterprise is exceedingly tel
sorry to state that many valuable nig
papers have been omitted from thissue
issue for lack of space tot will ap- F
pear. in the next. Many of these (lee
came in too late to receive attention buil
and the time to get out a paper was of
limited. It is no small job to start a
new publication and were it not for the -
enthusiasm of the printers engaged in
the work, another week would have
elapsed before the Woman's Enter
prise could possibly appear on the
streets. The attention of our gentle
men friends is called to the rapidity
1with which this paper was gotten out.
Within two weeks from the inception
of the idea that a woman's paper was
desirable, advertisements were solici
ted, copy sufficient for two publica
tions were prepared by ladies. The
printers worked with a will and this
issue is the result. All reports and -
papers omitted in this will appear in a
next issue. The Wbman's Enterprise
has came to stay.
THE FIRST WOMAN'S SOCIETY.
It is learned from old citizens fam
iliar with local history of a date prev
ious to the Civil War that the first
and only society of women, aside
from those engaged in Church work,
was one that established the Pretest
ant Orphan Asylum. Recognizing the
need of a home in which to house and -
care for homeless and destitute chil- -
Iren, a number of the most prominent
Nomen of the community organized a
society sometime during the year
1840, and after overcoming many and
serious obstacles tobk over the or
phanage and from what we see now
must have made a success of the un
Previous to the organization of the
Association the city cared for the lit
tle ones in a half-hearted, haphazard
manner and the authorities were more
than pleased to be relieved of the
charge. The charter members of the
association were: Mesdames Clara
L. Adams, Tennessee Davis, Rebecca
Elam, Fanny Gayle, Hester Whitely,
Margaret Kent, Mary Issett, May M.
May and Julia Barbee.
(By Katherine M. Hill.)
I started on a quest
For that for which I longed exceed
For Truth, sweet Truth.
fdloViMynt% t1 i uesbhammber of
Fashioned in straitness. Round the
Of many a window, living ivy trailed.
And purple bloom on ripened fruit or
Enriched the quiet shadows: Here I
To find the home of Truth, but as I
I saw the windows coated thick with
And specks defiled the purple bloom. -
For Truth's clear ways.
I looked into the lovely, hidden room
of the Heart,
Gorgeous with silken hangings, rare
Filled with the flowers of dreams, rich
with the gems
Of many a high devotion.
I looked with eager heart and brim
Into this secret shrine, and thought
) egy sea'rch
i Would ended be, for where could
· Truth e'er find
A sweeter hiding place! I looked in
Truth was not there.
! I looked into the shining, stately hall
) of the Spirit,
* Beyond whose luminous portals, the
) clear air
JSeemed meet for Truth's pure beam.
IShallowness sat upon the golden
j Hypocrisy peeped from the corners,
With finger sly, tipped the scales side
a Had there no dwelling.
I And then my soul
t Turned from the haunts of Mind and
Heart and Spirit,
So stained with human error,-turned
In grief and pity, but with longing
So sore and so imperious that it needs
Must find a solace,-lifted eyes, and
Into the empyrean, fair and blue,
O Thou, the only Truth.
The Woman's Enterprise is the mdst
readable paper ever published in Bat
4 on Rouge.
MEETING HOTEL COMMITTEE.
The committe on building a new ho
tel held an enthusiastic meeting last
night, in consequence of which its
success is almost assured.
Every body in Baton Rouge is
deeply interested in the project of
building a hotel adequate to the needs
of the Capital City and this commit
tee is bending every effort to ac
couplish this end.
The Woman's Enterprise is willing
to do its mite to assist in this laud
able work, and the women of baton
Rouge are very much interested in
seeing a hotel built which will be a
pride to every citizen of the Capitl
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