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Special Number For Convention Federation of Women's Clus of ousiana
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Volum 1 BATON ROUG;E, LA., WEDNUESDA \. NOVEMBllE R 30, 1921.
BIG FEDERATION MEET IS IN SESION MV
ElABORATE PROGRAM BEING CARRIED OUT AT CONVENTION
BIG MEETING FORMALLY OPENED
AT SESSION BELD LAST NIGHT
PROGRAM MOST ELABORATE EVER ATTEMPTED BY
FEDERAION OF WOMEN'S C'LUBS IN
STATE OF LOUISIANA
With the most elaborate program which it has ever attempt
ed to carry out, the Federation of Women's Clubs of Louisiana
began its 22nd annual convention yesterday. The first step on
the program, that of registration was carried out at the Istrouma
Hotel from 10 o'clock in the morning till 2 o'clock in the afterneen.
At 12:30 noon a luncheon was served to the Board Members at
After 2:00 o'clock the Woman's Club House was the scene of
the activities, where from 2 till 4 o'clock several interesting sub
jects were under discusion, the program calling for same as
Modern amusements: dancing, Mrs. Rhul Mouton, Jennings;
moving pictures, Mrs. D. A. Kelly, Lake Charles; automobiles,
Mrs. Ernest K. Bullock, Lake Charles.
Prison Reform, Mrs. George R. Westfeldt, Ner Orleans.
Financing Federation, Mrs. A. F. Storm, Morgan City.
Parish Unit Organizations, Mrs. Maggie W. Barry, College
At 4:10 o'clock a Thrift Pageant, under the direction of
Miss Agnes McComb, was carried out at the Woman's Club, and
from 4:30 till 5:30 o'clock a reception was tendered. From 6
till 7 o'clock two dinners were given at the Istrouma Hotel, one for
the District Presidents at which Mrs. James Wade Bolton presid
ed, while the other was for the Department- and Division Chair
man, at which Mrs. Marcus Jacobs presided.
The forlpal opening of the conven-f
tion tooI ace last night at 8 o'clock
t the 'a Club tIouse, at which
were Mrs. A. G. Reed,
Sixth District, Baton
d Mrs. A. F. Storm, State
president, Morgan City. Mrs. C. C.
Jones, president Fifth District acted
as time keeper. The program was
as follows: d
Cal to order.
Asembly singing: Led by Prof. H.
W. Stopher, director of music, L. S. fi
Welcome Addresses-City: Mayor
Alex Grouchy, Jr.; Hostess Clubs: -t
President of Clubs.
Response to Welcome: Mrs. Joseph
E. Friend, 1st Vice-President L. F.
Address: Hewitt Boanchaud, Lieu
tenant Governor of Louisiana.
Address: "Woman's Widening
Horizon"-Mrs. Edward Franklin
White, Legislative Chairman G. F.
W. C., Deputy Attorney General of
Addres: Mrs. L. B. Bush, Director
Alabama Child Welfare Department.
Appointment of Committees.
The program for today and Thurs
day is announced as follows:
Wednesday, November 30.
7:15 a. m. Breakfast for Club
Presidents, Mrs. V. V. Sessions,
President Housewives' League, Baton
Rouge, Louisiana, presiding.
8:00 a. m. Breakfast for Press
Chairman, Mrs. A. M. Herget, Chair
man Sixth District, presiding. (Is
trouma Hotel, private dining room,
75ce per plate.)
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Your Christmas Pres- Diamonds, Platinum Jewelry, also in 14 and 18K white, green and
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Call at our store and allow us to aid you in your selection. It is our
pleasure to show you.
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W&RIERS; SOME F
Permit me to present our presi- N
dent, Mrs. Maurice J. Mayer." t
"The voilet droops its soft and a
bashful brow. o
But from its heart sweet incense r
Sfills the air
So rich within, so pure without
. art thou
With modest mein and soul of vir
At twilight, the mother time, you
will find her the centre inspiration J
I and counsellor of her little family
group. The older ones busy with
their lessons for the next day, the
- younger ones lisping their prayers
and tucked into bed with a loving
SThir :a a sketch of a typical eve
n ning at her home. Her influence
I reaches out and is an uplifting vivi
f fying force in the outside community.
Her ability as a leader, well balanced
r view of life optimism patience ener
t. gy and tact, render the subject of
this silhouette a valuable and valued
member of the social and civic life
of Baton Rouge.
- Much praise in a few words is said
of our faithful treasurer. She has
not been absent more than four tiprit
lb during her four and twenty years of
8, membership. Her unfailing good
n humor and conscientiousness are pro
vebial. All the more remarkable
as because of her mother heart respond
ir- ing so full to all duties of the home,
:s so well evinced in the charming at
n, tractive family she has reared.
Of the rank and file no more heorie
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THE WOMAN'S CLUB
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Where the convention of the Federation of Women's Clubs was
called to order yesterday and where the principal sesions will bi
held during cold weather.
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OFFICERS TO BE IF
ELECTED AT MEET
Officers to be elected at the con
vention are president, second vice
president, and corresponding secre
tary. The present incumbents of this
statewide organization of women are
Mrs. A1brt Florens Stormn of Mor
gan City, president; Mrs. Joseph
Friend of New Oilleans, first vtce
president;1 Mrs. J. E. 'Keenp of Rus
ton, second vice-presi,.nt; Miss Dai
sy Badley of Baton Rouge, recording
secretary; Mrs. Warren B. Reed of
Morgan City, corresponding secre
tary; Mrs. R. F. White of Alex
andria, treasurer; Mrs. T. E. Brown
of Oakdale, auditor; Mrs. Storm di
rector of the general federation
Mrs. George P. Thompson of New
Orleans, first and second districts
president; Mrs. C. C. Edwards of
Jeanerette, third district president;
Mrs. A. B. Nelson of Shreveport,
fourth district president; Mrs. C. C.
Jones of Monroe, fifth district presi- I
dent; Mrs. A. G. Reed of Baton Rouge
ksixth district president; Mrs. George
B. Wasey of Lake Charles, seventh
district president; Mrs. James Wade
Bolton of Alexandria, eighth district
I THE PRESIDENCY
e Mrs. Joseph E. Friend of New
Orleans and Mrs. James Wade 8n1
d ton of Alexandria have been spoken
s of as probable candidates for the
,President of the Louisiana Federa
ºf tion of Clubs. While they have not
d announced their candidacy, their
. friends in their respective districts
Ie are planning to nominate them for
i- this position.
e, These ladies are both pronminent
t" workers in club work and are well
entitled to hold the presidency. No
i° other candidates for this position
have been mentioned.
AT THE CLUB HOUSE t
The informal reception at the Club t
House Tuesday afternoon was attend- I
ed by several hundred people. e
The decorations were particularly a
beautiful, the graceful bamboo vine c
being used in artistic effect. - Large 1
baskets of beautiful. flowerW and i
Isoftly shaded liSt made an itttrae- I
tive a ne.
At four o'clock a "Thrift" pageant
was presented by Miss Agnes Mc
Comb and 30 children. The dances
and singing of the little onea were
much enjoyed and a lesson in thrift <
was depicted by the little actors.
A reception followed. The follow
ing ladies being in the receiving line: 1
Mrs. F. A. Storm, President Louisi
ana Federation; Mrs. Maggie W.
Barry, President of the Texas Fed
Ieration; Mrs. Sam Covington, Pres
ident Mississippi Federation; Mrs.
Edwin Kranklin White, national leg
islative chairman and deputy attor
ney general, state of Indiana; Mrs.
William Lamb of New Orleans, Mrs.
Jos Friend, of New Orleans. Deli
cious punch was served by the hos
The first appearance this season
of the Philharmonic Society will be
at the meeting of the Federation of
Women'e Clubs at the Community
Club, this evening (Wednesday), at
- 8 o'clock, at which time a half hour
" concert will be rendered. The pro
Sgram will consist of some .of the
- best selected music and will be sure
t to please.
r The Philharmonic Orchestra needs
s no introduction to the Baton Rouge
r public, as its activities are will
11II Women cannot stand physical strain
0 as well as men, according to a Lon
n don specialist, who lays the blame on
weaker nerve centres.
DELEGATES FROM ALL POINTS IN
STATE FLOCK TO CAPiTAL CITY
LIST OF ARRIVALS WHO REPRESENT ALMOST EVERY
CLUH IN LOUISIANA GOES INTO MANY
HUNDRED; MORE WILL COME
From the four corners of the State of Louisiana, women
flocked to Baton Rouge yesterday, arriving in time to take part
as delegate to the big convention of the Federation of Women's
Clubs which is being held in the Capital City, the opening session
taking place yesterday with sessions andl numerous entertain
Sments and other aftairs occuring today and tomorrow.
Up till a late hour yesterday the following delegates had been
registered as attending delegates to the great meeting:
i ILine-s" t .. 1t n I f. nfridnra tion Rao.
CLUB ORGANIZED i
AT HIGH SCHOOL de
November 14, in the high school C.
on Florida street there was a meeting M1
to re-organize the Parent-Teacher
Club, Dr. C. H. Bean, presiding. 11
Talks were made by Parish Superin
tendent, W. B. Hatcher, Principal P. E
H. Griffith and Dr. C. H. Bean. Sev
eral teachers and parents spoke and S
a motion to reorganize was made and 5
carried. Rules and regulations *ere
presented aandthe plans.oaS'-aii as, i
tibn aig suggested by Ms. A. . Al- 8
brittan, 6th District Chairman of Ed
aeatioý, was acceptable to all.present. 1
The plan is that each of the public 1
schools organize and have its own
officers, studying its own needs, I
meeting once a month and that a 3
council with its own officers have a
meeting every three months. The 11
presidents of the various schools will (
be vice-president of the council
bringing their respective needs before F
the council meetings for ratification 4
and 'support if found worthy.
A committee was formed to nomin- F
ate a president and secretary for the 1
council and is composed of Mimes. C. v
W. Edgerton, A. G. Reed, A. R.
Albritton, L. U. Babin, V. V. Ses- i
sions, F. B. Jones, Miss Rene Alex
ander and Dr. C. H. Bean. This I
committee met and will recommend '
for president Miss Rene Alexander,
for secretary, Mrs. J. L. Pillow. 1A
The North St. School, Mrs. L. W. P
Peters, principal is first of the schools
to organize. This was done Monday n
afternoon at 3:30 and Mrs. J. Hall C
LeBlanc was chosen as president,
Mrs. L. W. Peters, vice-president, I
Mrs. J. A. Tucker, secretary-teras
This was a well attended and very I
Senthusiastic meting and is encoura,
. ing to all concerned. The good ex- 1
Sample of this school will soon be fol
Slowed by the other schools of the
e Miss Lavinia Eagan. of Shreveport
1 and Washington, member of the Na
tional Woman's Party is a prominent I
visitor here for the Federation.
SFor warm, comfortable underwear,
n flanette gowns, robes, etc., see Miss
Effie Rex, Woman's Shop.
Delegates to the Fonfederation Reg
istered Tuesday Morning.
Round Table--Amite, Mrs. W. H.
McClendon, Pres., Mrs. F. Ketchum,
Woman's Club-Abbeville, Mrs. W.
M. Hall, President, Mrs. A. J. Gol
Mothers' Club-Alexandria, Mrs. C.
C. Rougeon, Pres., Mrs. H. T. Clark,
Mrs. P. E. Gelham.
Matinee Music Club-Alexandria,
Mrs. R. F. White, Pres.
Advisory Board-Alexandria, Mrs.
Ed Aaron, Mrs. O. G. Gladden.
Philistoria-Baton Rouge, Mrs. W.
I S. Payne, Pres., Mrs. Perkins, Mrs.
Civic Association-Balton Rouge,
Mrs. .C4.L. Stumberg. Pres., Mrs. A.
Sheppers, Mrs. C. C. Devall.
S Housewises' League-Baton Rouge,
. Mrs. V. V. Sessions, Pres., Mrs. Belle
c Williams, Mrs. J. A. Tucker.
n Reviewers-Baton Rouge, Mrs. M.
;, H. Gandy, Pres., Mrs. J. M. Barnett,
aI Mrs. W. U. Evans.
a Rest Room League-Baton Rouge,
e Mrs. L. U. Babin, Pres., Mrs. Jas.
1 Clayton, Mrs. Elmo Badley.
.1 Ike Gottlieb Memorial-Baton
e Rouge, Mrs. Joe Ramires, Pres., Mrs.
r A. Doherty, Mrs. Walker Young.
League Women Voters, Baton
- Rouge, Mrs. H. K. Strickland, Miss
e Katherine Doherty, Mrs. M. H. Ed
Woman's Progressive Union-Cov
- ington, Mrs. H. W. Fitzsimmons.
- Literary Club-Houma, Mrs. V. H.
s Kyle, Pres., Mrs. K. M. McColloum,
j Mrs. J. C. Dupont.
Woman's Citizenship Clu ouma,
Mrs. A. J. Ellender, Mrs. J. R. Das
pit, Mrs. L. H. Jastremski.
s Woman's Improvement eague
y Mrs. E. G. Burbank, Mrs.( H. W.
11 Greene, Mrs. L. J. Patdnollf,
t, Clio Club-Jeanerette, Mrs. P. A.
S Civic League-Jennings, Mrs. F.
W. Bardell, Mrs. A. A. Petterson,
The Review Club-Lake Charles,
" Mrs. Ernest N. Bullock.
I- Twentieth Century Book Club
le Monroe, Mrs. L. N. Larche, Pres.
(sub.), Mrs. Manning MaGuire.
The Department Club-Mrs. J. E.
rt Doughty, Pres., Mrs. E. L. Owens.
a- Marquette Reading Circle-Shreve
st port, Mrs. Marcus A. Jacobs, Pres.,
Mrs. Harry Johnson.
Council of Parents' Teachers-New
r, Orleans, Mrs. Emmett McInnis,
ss Pres. (Sub.)
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