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TIE REST ROOh LEAGUE
Fine Property Purchased and Being
Paid For by the Energetic and
Progressive Lady Managers.
kn October, 1914 at the Baton Rouge
Free Fair at the request of Mrs. L.
U. Babin, chairman of the Women's
Department, was created Woman's
Day to ask worsen to meet at a cer
tain hour and at that time was the
birth of the Rest Room League. From
this gathering of women from town
and country, presided over by Mrs.
Babin with Mrs. James Clayton es
pecially urging closer co-operation
came the determination of standing
together for mutual good. In Nov
ember of that year in the rooms of
the Chamber of Commerce was or
ganized the Rest Room League which
formed plans resulting in renting a
house and large grounds, 311 Main
street, and furnished as to provide a
place to which out-of-town shoppers
or rural people to see doctors and
dentists, in fact any visitory can find
rest and the home comforts gratis.
Here they can bring lunch or pur
chase same, with milk, cotffee, tea or
coacoa. Waiting at the Rest Room
for those with whom they came to
town. Yes, a great improvement over
the old way of getting the crowd to
gether; packages kept by the matron
in safety and vehicles in readiness on
the grounds are things also appreci
Five years at this place and then
- it was sold at a high price because of
its commercial value. No other place
close-in could be rented, so to buy was
the only thing left. The purchase
price of $6000 was raised by sub
scription and in May, 1920 the prop
erty at 550 Lafayette street was
bought. The $5000 borrowed of a
Bank for enlargement and repair is
being repaid, $100.00 monthly by our
There being more rooms than need
ed for the function of the Rest Room,
these are rented rasonably to work
ing girls and our cafeteria furnishing
a wholesome mid-day meal to the
ones with us and many other working
girls at only 25 cents.
The Woman's Exchange conducted
by the league sells fancy work and
hand-made articles charging 10 per
A shed in the rear of the grounda
was re-arranged to rent as three
garages, one at $6.00 and two at $7.50
Since the beginning there has been
no change of matron; more economy,
tact and love of work could hardly
be found than in Mrs. Kate Tempel:
and no one could be better l6ved than
our "Aunt Kate."
Primarily the Rest Room is just
what the name implies-a rest room 1
for shoppers from the country who <
come to the city for shopping and doe 4
uot care, or are unable to go to a ho- 4
is often the heaviest item of expense in the manage
ment of household affairs. S. don't mislead yourself +
into believing that you obtain maximum efficiency I
from your refrigerator on 121/2 pounds of ice when +
it requires 50 pounds. t
Remember, Ice preserves Ice, and if you will keep that
little cold storage plant of yours filled with ice, you
will soon find that your ice costs you less than when
using the smaller quantity. Remember also that the
coupon Book not only saves money, but carries with
it the company's guarantee of dependable service and
Baton Rouge Ice Co., Inc. I
Eat Murphy's Ice Cream
MANUFACTURED BY THE
Baton Rouge Ice Cream Co.
70 ain St. ' Phone 873
E One, great feature in the Rest Room
is the help to the poor working girls.
It is a place for girls who come to
1r Baton Rouge to work and receive
such small salaries that they cannot
afford to pay high board. The cafe
teria department is one of the great
e est good to the working girls. At
L. noon, each day are crowds of working
"s girls who come to eat and rest.
's No other institution has done more
pr- to bring the town and country to
te gether. The business men of Baton
m Rouge, the people from the country
,n and the working girls have all reaped
. and are reaping the benefits.
S Officers are: President, Mrs. L. U.
in Babin; first vice president, Mrs. N. B.
SBrown; 2nd vice president, Mrs. I. D.
. Wall; secretary, Mrs. Robert Morgan;
f assistant secretary, Mrs. Horace Wil
rkinson; treasurer, Mrs. James Clay
a The house committee is composed
in of Mrs. Elmo Badley and Mrs. W. C.
s Past Presidents: Mrs. B. A. Bass,
d Mrs. John Layeock, Mrs. Elmo Bad
d ley and Mrs. N. B. Brown.
ST. MARGARET'S DAUGHTERS.
r (Mrs. L. U. Babin).
o St. Joseph's Circle, No. 21, St. Mar
r garet's Daughters, is now into its
- eighth year of existence, having been
R organized March 19, St. Joseph Day,
n 1914, and its services have been faith
- fully and continuously carded out.
St. Margaret's Daughters is an in
i corporated body under the auspices of
[ the Roman Catholic Church with the
Sobjects of "planning, undertaking, fi
s nancing and executing good works,
Swhether charitable, eleemosynary, ed
ucational, benevolent or others of a
.like character, in behalf of humanity,
Sas well as those which the betterment
of social, civic and religious conditions
Realizing the need of such an or
ganization in our midst a number of
women determined to form one and
by invitation of Mrs. D. R. Barfield,
met in her North street home, Match
19, 1914, at which time St. Joseph
Circle was organized.
The first officers were: President,
Mrs. W. C. Joubert, (deceased), first
vice president, Mrs. D. R. Barfield;
second vice president, Mrs. L. U. Ba
bin; third vice president, Mrs. L. P.
Amiss; recording secretary, Mrs. Fred
Bowers; financial secretary, Mrs. A.
Grouchy, Jr., (deceased); treasurer,
Mrs. S. T. Dupuy.
Among the early works was the Cir
cle's sift of a memorial window to St.
Josepi Church; assistance given in
readi g to the children of the school
for the blind and helping finance liter
ature used in catechism classes. Gifts
of magazines and books have been
made to the city library. From the
beginning it has been and is now the
custom to give an Easter hunt to the
children of both orphanages as their
Cooperation of efforts and financial
n aid has been given by the circle to
s. the organized charities of the city and
;o since this work is covered by the Red
re Cross the same conditions exist. Good
At Fellows christmas cheer to the poor
?- children of the town is a favored
t- thing with the circle, a "Good Fel
Lt low" too; this is a great pleasure as
g well as when helping see that the or
phans of both homes are well taken
e care of at the Knights of Columbus
)- annual christmas tree to these little
n ones. The Knights let the ladies work
Y but they furnish the money.
SThe movement to better conditions
of working girls was assisted in in
J. that the circle donated refreshments
B. in turn for their gatherings and as
). sisted some in the initial furnishing
i; the home for working girls.
1- During the war the circle was
r- among the first organizations to take
up war works, meriting special
d mention. Nourishments were system
=. atically furnished soldiers convelesc
ing at the L. S. U. in the epidemic of
I- As a means of bringing Catholics
together at the invitation e' the circle
the Daughters of Isabella and the
Children of Mary met at the home of
the Knights of Columbus, the Knights
furnishing the home gratis, an enter
Stainment was given to the Catholic
s boys and girls attending the L. S. U.
Sand the circle also entertained the
, Catholic boys and girls who attended
the short course at the University.
Jointly with the D. of I., now the
SCatholic Daughters of America and
f St. Margaret's Daughters a series of
entertainments are being given to
furnish St. Vincent Hall.
The main work undertaken, because
of so many young ladies coming into
our city for school and the present
difficulty in housing them, the circle
will rent and furnish a large house to
accommodate co-eds. The name of
this house is "Varsity Manor," and it
shall be under the supervision of the
dean of women of L. S. U., Mrs. A.
I M. Herget, whose rules will be Varsi
ty Manor rules.
A business meeting of the circle is
held the first Tuesday of each month
in the parlors of the rectory and on al
ternate Tuesdays combined work and
social meetings are held at the
homes of the various members.
The present officers are: Presi
dent, Mrs. J. S. J. Otto; first vice
president, Mrs. J. N. Ogden, Jr.; sec
ond vice president, Miss Mitt Klein
peter; financial secretary, Miss Nel
lie Costello; recording secrqtarp, Mrs,
Felix Gaudet; treasurer, 1 rs. Marry
The past presidents have been: Mrs.
W. C. Joubert (deceased), Mrs. D. R.
Barfield, Mrs. S. T. Dupuy, Mrs. L. U.
Babin and Mrs. H. J. Redditt Among
those whom the circle particularly
likes to think of are Rev. Father Dros
sart, once pastor, now Bishop of San
Antonio; Brother Charles, whose
death was deeply mourned for he was
always a good friend; Miss Louise
Whitaker, once director of the organ
ized charities; Supt. and Mrs. W. W.
Bynum; Prof. W. B. Clark during the
circle's work with the blind; Miss
Amie Manuel, teacher of catechism
classes; Miss Maud Chambers, director
of the organized charities and now in
charge of Home Service Section of the
local Red Cross; Miss Ella Graham,
once circle of local Red Cross and
now again; Miss Hilda Fryoux, so
long executive secretary of the local
Red Cross and her services as secre
tary of St. Margaret's Daughters was
the longest of any one officer; and to
our recently appointed spiritual di
rector, Rev. Father Colbert, with his
untiring encouragement, co-operation
and advice jroving of invaluable as
sistance to the circle.
Many local business concerns and
charftably inclined individuals have
contributed liberally to the circle's
various undertakings have helped hi
estimably in making the work success
ful in its various forms of endeavors.
Now that building prices have gone
down, some new buildings ought tc go
Mpiin Street, Baton Rouge, La.,
wishes to announce to its ilininerous IpItronis that they are
now receiving a stock of advanced
styles of Beautiful
of remarkable style and beauty which
they now have on display.
This is the place where you get full value for your dollar.
100 Cents Worth of Goods for
Every Dollar Spent
That is what you get when you purchase from
Come and take a look at our handsome and stylish line of
which is coming in daily. Nothing in the city
to surpass these st'yles.
Our line of
Fall and Winter Suits
are arriving daily, which are priced very cheap. Women
will muarvel! They will not believe it possible that such cor
rectness of style, such beuatiful workmanshlp and such fine
material could be had at so little price.
Come ad See for Yourselves!