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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
OF THE CIVIC ASSOCIATION.
The regular meeting of the Civic
Association was held in the Woman's
Club House Wednesday morning at
10:30 with the president, Mrs. C. Ii.
Stumberg, in the chair.
The first business was to hear the
report of delegates to the convention.
Mrs. A. Sheppers gave a complete
and splendid report pointing out the!
needl of clubs working individually
toward the accomplishment of the
various activities adopted by the
federation, particularly those dealing
with the welfare of the child, in co
operation with other agencies, as
home, church and school.
IMrs. C. C. I)evall supplemented
this report by calling especial atten
tion to the fact that the federation
went on record as endorsing a Moth
ers' Pension Bill, not the one as had
been presentedl to the last legislature.
Miss Agnes Morris, president of the
State League of Women Voters, who
presented the resolution, in response
to a letter asking for an explanation
of what she intended gives out the
statement that the federation en
dorsement means a new bill, which
she herself will have in charge. The
Civic Association instructed its secre
tary to write Miss Morris to say that
they are glad for this information
and to ask for copy of her proposed
bill when ready.
A communication from Miss Morris
was read giving out the opinion of
Judge Coco that women should pay
poll taxes as well as men. The asso
ciation voted to do all it can to get
women to pay poll taxes before Jan
Mrs. L. B. Knox, chairman of the
committee to investigate routes lead
ing to the New University, reported
further study but no recommendation
ready. The committee wil hold and
continue its investigations.
The members of the association
present who had seen plans of the
new university on display in the
Senate chamber were gratified and a
vote of thanks was extended Mr. J.
K. Newman whose interest and lib
erality have made them possible.
The Social Science Club presented
its plan to have a change in the
city's government, which was endors
ed by the Civic Association, and this I
body will after the holidays call a 1
meeting to hear the various types of i
city management discussed.
Resolutions were endorsed as fol- 1
lows: To work for revival of the i
Junior Civic Association; to use all 1
possible efforts to the furtherance of
music in the schools and to endorse
the Woman's Enterprise as a good
The association heard reports on
the re-organization of Parent-Teach
er Clubs in the city, which was done
at the joint request of the Sixth Dis
tr:ct Education lkpartment, Louisi
Iana Federation of Women's Clubs and
the Baton Rouge Civic Association.
Report from committee on histories
of old buildings was heard throug!"
Miss Farnhachir, Mrs. Harris and
Mrs. Grant. The report of the chai'r
man, Miss Farnbacher, appears in
another part of this paper.
Mrs. Stumberg submitted a propo
sition to have a good reader come
I)ec. 29 or :30 for the benefit of the
club house. This was voted, put into
the hands of a committee, due to the
crowding of things at this time of
Copies of the State Constitution,
gift from Secretary of State Jas. J.
Bailey, were distributed among the
members for study. The city's ordi
nances, too, are to be studied by the
Communication was read from Mrs.
A. G. Reed, chairman of local federa
tion committee, giving list of individ
uals and clubs who had written their
appreciations of hospitalities shown
their during the recent convention.
The following resolution was adopt
ed by the Baton Rouge Civic associ
ation, December 14, at the Club
WHEREAS, a woman's newspaper
has been established in Baton Rouge;
WHEREAS, this is a good newspa
per, serving women well and feeling
a keen appreciation of the need of
such a paper; be it
RESOLVED, that the Baton Rouge
Civic association, in regular session
assembled, hereby endorses this paper
and recommends it to other women's
clubs in the city and that reports
of this club's activities be given to
the editor by a member whose duty
it shall be to do this monthly.
Being some little way out does
not make the least difference to the
success and patronage of the Full
Weight Grocery at 1558 Main, as
the telephone does the business. And
with a quick delivery system, custom
ers get good service. Mr. Sauraze,
the obliging proprietor, caters to the
best people and is well patronized by
the Housewives' League and other
housekeepers of the city,
Your Husband Would
Appreciate a Gift
For His Car
Here are a few suggestions
and any one of the thousands of auto
necessities that we sell.
Remember we distribute Firestone
Tires, Michelin Tires and Tubes, Dia
mand Tires, Ray Storage Batteries.
Just 'phone 192
Capital City Auto Co.
120-24-28 Third Street
ST. MARGARET'S DAUGHTERS.
St. Margaret'. Daughtecrs is as
busy as can be. Varsity Manor,
which was established by this club
andl is financed by them is a going
thing now, meeting its own indebted
ness monthiy and trying to furnish a
rond home to the young ladies there.
Proceeds from the bazaaur held
Thursday in the alco'.e of the Elks'
theatte is to be used for the charity
fund. Besides co-operating with Re 1
Cross the circle does independent
charity work and will meet all tht
deserving calls upon them.
The weekly meetings at the homes
of the members are very enjoyable
and profitable, they may be work or
study meetings. The first Tuesday
of each month at the rectory are held
the regular business meetings. Let
each member plan to save at least
that d(lay out of each month in 1922
for St. Margaret's meeting. The
last meeting was very interesting
and one thing done was to endorse
the Woman's Enterprise as a good
woman's paper, giving space to wom
en's ideas and works from the city
Regular monthly meeting of the
Housewives' League held on Novem
ber 25th at the Woman's Club House
with Mrs. Sessions the president pre
siding. There was very little busi
ness transacted, the time being used
to discuss plans for the state con
vention. The committee who had
been appointed to purchase silver and
china reported that 99 dollars had
been spent for silver. The china to
be purchased in a few days.
A very interesting talk was made
by Mr. Saurage, manager of the Full
Weight Grocery Company, explain
ing in full the new plan of co-opera
tion buying. This plan was heartily
endorsed by the organization.
The meat stall in the city market
reported to be well patronized and
the new honey bee syrup on sale ev
ery Wednesday and Saturday.
SISTERHIOOD B'NAI ISRAEL
Busily visioning bright pictures of
the larger activities in which we hope
to engage when our annex is finished
we are watching with eager interest
its rapidly nearing completion. Our
hope has been to devote all our en
ergies towards helping with the fur
nishings. An insistent demand for
our cooperation has come from an
other quarter in the shape of helping
with the $250,000.00 dormitory that
is being built at Cincinnati for the
students of the Hebrew Union Col
lege. Our pro rats according to Sis
terhoods is $525.00. Quite a hube
sum it seems to us in view of our
other responsibilities, yet our con
nection with the National Federation
makes it obligatory.
One of our aspiration is to have lo
cated in our annex a worth while li
brdry with which we wish to benefit
our own small circle and the large
community as well. When it is in
stalled we are going to hav' it ar
ranged so all can have access to the
A large number of books have
been purchased covering a wide range
of subjects embracing fiction, history,
drama, science and religion.
OLD HOUSES WITH A HISTORY.
(By Miss Carolyn Farnbacher.)
Judge Tessier's House on Lafayette
street. He was the first American
Judge and was appointed to the
judgeship by Gov. Claiborne. The
house was afterwards occupied by
Judge Avery, one of the first Ameri
cans born in Baton Rouge. His fami
ily owned Avery Island.
Badley House, Lafayette street,
was a Louisiana bank eatablished in
1817. Labode Bonnecaze and Shep
pers, bankers. Lafayette made a
speech from the balcony after which
the street was changed to Lafayette.
A building on North street back
of 3rd, where Henry Clay made a
speech during his candidacy for pres
The oldest university building put
up after American occnupation, now
used as a pest house, was the U. S.
The pentagon building commenced
in 1817 and finished in 1823. La
fayette visited Baton Rouge in 1824
and the very elaborate ball was given
in his honor at the pentagon.
K. OF C. XMAS TREE.
the K. f C. Xmas tree for the chil
fren of the Protestant and Catholic
orphanages of Baton Rouge will be
riven at the Community Club pavil
ion next Wednesday, December 21st,
when the following program will be
5:30 p. m.-Auto ride for the chil- 1
Irnn of the two orphanages and their
:haperones. Compliments of Mr. J. 1
W. Burns; auspices Baton Rouge,
Cnoneil No. 969, L of C.
6i:O00 p. m.-Free concert, Stanocola
Band, at Community Club pavilion.
J. E. Snee, director.
;::;1 p. m.-Reception of the chil
diren of the two orphanages by (Grand
Knight, Dewey J. Sanchez, and com
nm:ttee of ushers.
:35 p. m.---Refreshments served to
the children of the two orphanages.
l::8' p. m.-WVi less messa,', frron
B:)0 p. m.--Distribution of toys
in i g-ifts by Santa ('Claus to the chil
Idr(n of the two orphanages.
('Committee-Dewey J. S:.nchez, C.
h., x-offic;o chairman; J. E. Snee,
vice chairman; Hienry Caire, treasur
er; J. M. Callaghan, Rol ert E. Du
'as. Thomas C. Grace, Charles Hun
lenur. .1. A. Landry, Daniel Meancy,
Frank A. Nesom, John J. Reyinmond,
+dhley Thompson, 1). C. Williams.
This undertaking is financed,by vol
untary contributions from members
of the Order of Knights of Columbus.
It is an occasion practiced for about
ten years by this Council, and has
done much to promote the interest of
Columbianism in our midst.
Be sure to invite your relatives and
friends of all denominations to be
present next Wednesday, December
21st, at the Community Club pavilion
at six (6) o'clock p. inm.
A CHARMING AFFAIR,
One of the most interesting and
enjoyable affairs of the state con
vention was the "President's Break
fast" which was served in the pri
vate dining room of the Istrouma on
Wednesday, November the 30th. Mrs.
Sessions of Baton Rouge was the
presiding president. There were
about 59 presidents of clubs present,
with Mrs. Storm, the state president,
and Miss Agnes Morris, state chair
man of the League of Women Vot
ers, and Mrs. J. D. Wilkinson, state
chairman of the National Women's
Party. Mrs. Bullock of Lake Charles
offered thanks and each president an
nounced her name and club and spoke
briefly of what Federation did for
her own club. These little talks were
very interesting and inspiring.
"A WISE FOOL" HAS
James Kirkwood and Alice Hollister
in Leading Roles.
Intensely dramatic and thrilling is
"A Wise Fool," a Paramount pictur
ization of Sir Gilbert Parker's novel,
"The Money Master," which will be
shown at the Louisiana theatre Sun
day. James Kirkwood and Alice Hol
lister have the leading roles.
The central character is Jean
Jacques Barbille, a French-Canadian
philosopher who all but destroys his
career because of his egotism. The
incidents are sensational and some
of them extremely touching. Humor
is provided by Sebastian Dolores, the
father of Carmen, and the tempera
mental villagers. It i4 a picture of
drama, pathos, humor and humanity.
It has the compactness of a play with
a vivid emphasis which only the
screen can give. It is a reflection of
the life of Quebec and a still more en
trancing and intimate view of its peo
ple. The support is excellent.
LOVE OF HAREM BEAUTIES
EXEMPLIFIED IN FILM
Irrepressible and daring was Hai
dee, confidant of Zuleika, the queen
of the harem of the Sheik. Loving
Zuleika with an ardor which nothing
could cool, Haidee was constantly on
the alert, lest anything should dis
turb the comfort or peace of the
favorite. In this wise she became
virtually the "boss" of the harem,
and even the members of eunuch
guard found it incumbent to bow to
Therefore when Zuleika violated
all the traditions of the Oriental har
em by falling in love with Noured
din, the young merchant of Bagdad,
Haidee puts her wits to work, in an
attempt to bring to Zuleika the hap
piness which she craved and which
was denied her by the code of the
On the pretense that the inmates
of the harem desired to go on a shop
ping expedition she managed to throw
Zuleika and Nour-ed-din together for
an hour, keeping a watchful eye op
en meanwhile so that their love
tete-a-tete be nyt discovered by the
eunuchs. And it was her fertile
brain which devised the scherse of
smuggling Nour-ed-din into the har
em by placing him in a huge box and
covering him up with the silks and
other articles that her companions
When the sheik, becoming suspici
ous that the affections of his favor
ite were no longer confined to him,
determined to kill her, Haidee made
a dsperate attempt to hide the girl,
at the risk of her own life, but fate
Intervened. Condemned to death lat
er, Zuleika was being led to the
block when Haldee made another
desperate attempt, and by bribery
and cajolery won a pardon for the
favorite just as the axe was about to E
These and other incidents of hai eLn
life form a major part of the story I
of "One Arabian Night ' a First Na- i C
:ional attraction, whiO will be the (1
feature at the Columbi theatre, for a
an unga gement of two days, startinp
Saturday. Pola Negri is the star of d
the proOuction, which was directed by ei
THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM o
I(Continued from Page Nine) i
ihetic days. They didn't see the shin- a
ing heaven-lit eyes of Mary, nor the
adoring awe on the face of Joseph as'
he bent over the child.
Across the plain of Ephriam three
white, silent figures were speeding H
steadily onward toward the star,
which flamed above the cave, like 0
some lustrious, heaven-suspended S'
"We are near, very near," said the
"God is with us," said the Greek. a
"Listen, I hear voices singing,"
said the Hindoo. a
Clearly thru the still air rang man- t1
ly voices, chanting jubilantly, "Glory n
to God in the highest," while the sil- f
ent footed camels pushed onward, C
toward the star. e
At the gates of the kahn a gray- o
bearded watchman dozed. Into his h
dreams crept the singing voices, faint tt
and far, then clearer and nearer, un
til he stirred, awoke and found him- n
self confronted by the shepherds, who
hushed their song, to ask eagerly: r
"Is there a new-born Babe in the g
"Nay," he answered, wonderingly. c,
"I know of none. What brings you a
here at this hour, in search of a
The joy light faded from their h
faces; but as they turned to leave
the gate, the youngest of them cried s
out, "Look! What strangers are
Close upon them were three white a
camels, kneeling for their strange 1i
riders to dismount. Bending in cour-I
teous greeting, the newcomers spoke b
with one v',ice: "There is a new born '
Babe in the kahn; let us in. We seek S
to worship Him."
"I know of no Babe," gasped the s
keeper in surprise, while the shep- (
herds crowded close, in eager expect- I
ancy. "How should you know?" f
"To us it has been revealed," the n
IrEgyptian declared, "that a Babe
ishrld he born in B3ethlehem, who
iill e the promised Saviour of
Israeil. From nhe far EI:ast we have
come, lo:' It a g lorious star moving
ever b ftre us, and now it hangs
11bo)'e the kahn."
"I tlihought the star-light was won
drous b1right when I awoke.' mutter
ed th (tIazedl l'A keeper. "C'('ome we
with:n the (ave Mary reelined up
on a hean of straw, the Blabe now
ruaddled in her armn. Unutterable joy
and love illumined her face as she
gazedl down at the tiny sleeper. Sud
(l'nly she lifted her head, listening to
footsteps outside along the rough
pasages. D)eep voices were r speak
"IHIark," she murmured, the mystery
of her eyes deepening. "Hark, they
iseek the Babe."
Then, it seemed that the lowly roof
was lifted, and the glory of the star
lit up the scene, as Egyptian, Greek
and Hindoo came, in their strange,
sumptuous apparel, kneeling with
awed, reverent joy, before the, Babe;
the shepherds in their coarse gar
gments, knelt too, their curved staffs
stretched heavenward, as they chant
ed softly, "Glory to God in the high
est," until myriads of shining wings
o'erspread the little group, and a
host of heavenly voices caught up the
"Peace on earth, good will towards
SAnd, in the palace in Jerusalem sur
rounded by pomp and splendor, a
Sgreat king cowered and shivered be
neath the priceless tapestries of his
couch, muttering over and over
"The prophecy. The prophecy. The
time is at hand. The time is at
And when the wise men had wop
shipped and adored the little Jesus
they returned to their own country,
and after their departure an angel
appeared to Joseph in a dream say
ing: "Arise and take the Child and
- His mother and fly into Egypt; and
a be there until I shall tell thee, for it
n will come to pass that Herod will
k seek the child to destroy Him."
And Joseph quick to obey the mes
a senger of God arose and took the
- Child and His mother and went into
- Egypt that the prophecy might be
fulfilled "Out of Egypt shall I call
g my Son."
THE IDEAL PHOTOPLAY HOUSE
SUNDAY AND MONDAY
JESSE L. LASKY presents a
"A WISE FOOL"
The story of a man who won power and fame-and almost lost the
A PARAMOUNT PICTURE
Laid 'n the rugged wilds of the North. With all the heart-tug and
virile adventure that stirred countless thousands in George Melford's
other great picture, "Behold My Wife!"
Fromethe Famous Novel, "The Money Master," by Sir Gilbert Parker.
"DINING ROOM, KITCHEN AND SINK"-Comedy
PATHE REVIEW-The Magazine of the Screen
MR. DAVID S. PIELER, Organist
Admission 10, 20 and 30 cents. Tax extra.
and', COLUMBIA Theatre
Star of "Passion" in
"ONE ARABIAN IGIT" A First
The Photomarvel with thous- Attraction
ands of players.
Word for word, the special re.
port of the Highest Authority
in the Land - the National
Board of Review:
"This vivid, swift-moving pic
ture is the peer of oriental
dramas on the screen. It has
the atmosphere of an Arabian Nights tale and must rank as one of
the exceptional photoplays of the year. It has both dramatic intensity
and comic relief of an unusual order. The aqting of Pola Negri may
be said to be the finest and most convincing 'tf her career before the
American public, and the supporting cast is ane of great ability."
No other picture ever has won so emphatic an endorsement from a
body truly unbiased. It is the ultimate!
"THE FIRST TOOTH CARPENTER"-Comedy
PATHE NEWS-World Events Picturized
Overture, "Yoo Hoo"
COLUMBIA CONCERT ORCHESTRA
E. H. Charlton, Director
Admission Orchstra loor s50c; balcony 25c; children 15c.