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WOMAN'S ENTERPRISE H
Published in the Interest of the Club Women of
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Application for entry as second-class mail matter filed at Baton Rouge, La.,
October 15, 1921.
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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, FRII)DAY, I)ECEMIBER 16, 1921. f
MERRY CHRSITMAS TO ALL."
The Woman's Enterprise, by talis method desires to extend A
to all patrons and friends the best wishes for a "Merry Christ- t
mas." May the season's choicest blessings fall to the share of t
every one during this time of "Good Will to All Mankind." t
During the six months' existence of the "Enterprise" the!
editor has received encouragement from many friends and sup- 1
port beyond expectation from the merchants of Baton Rouge.
To all of these good friends do I heartily hope that Christmas will
be one of the brightest and happiest days in the calendar of 1921.
THE FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S C'LUllBS. . l
The convention of the State Federation of Women's Clubs in e
session on the 30th Nov. and 1st of December was one of the most r
important and numerously attended meetings during the life of fi
the association. Matters of general interest to the members of the p
Federation as well as those of a public nature were ably and forci
bly discussed and important plans for future action laid out. ti
Economic, industrial and legislative measures were thrashed out c
and adopted and it was made clear that women will take a more s
active part in public affairs hereafter than in the past. e
All sections of Louisiana were represented by delegates, all f
bright women of highest order of intellect and it is reasonable to d
suppose their deliberations will result in benefit to the state, to c
themselves and to humanity generally. d
Delegates before departing expressed their appreciation of
the hospitality extended by the women of Baton Rouge who did is
everything possible for the pleasure of their visiting sisters dur
ing their short stay among us. During the two days there were s
as many entertainments provided as recesses of the convention
would admit. More would have interferred with the business of a
the convention. o
The work of the convention was truly of a nature that the g
ladies should be proud of as the people were proud and honored by p
the presence here of its members.
GOOD ROADS TO EASTERN POINTS.
Since the first settlement of the Florida parishes Baton
Rouge has been the principal trading point for the people of St.
Helena and Livingston. From the days of the trading boat and
the lumbering old ox cart to that of the automobile the patron
age of those sections has been given to Baton Rouge and with
modern facilities, that is, good roads and bridges, is likely to con
tinue indefinitely. Such facilities must be provided, however, if
the commercial interests of this city are to hold that trade which
grows larger and more important as those sections are more fully
developed. Baton Rouge must move in the matter of retaining the
position it has long held as the trading center for surrounding
parishes and the only way to do so is to furnish good roads to
connect with those already constructed by our sister parishes.
With the Baton Rouge, Hammond railroad the trade of the
eastern parishes have been made more independent of this city
than formerly as other trading centers can be as easily and read
ily reached and our only advantage over other points results from
long established habits intermingled with more or less senti
As East Baton Rouge was among the first parishes to con
struct a model road so too should it be first to take advantage of
the provisions of the lately adopted constitution and without more
delay than is necessary see to the construction and graveling of
a road to Livingston.
Men of affairs move promptly if you care to retain a trade ·
long established. Take "time by the forelock" and let yours be
the first to claim the assistance of the good roads commission
the members of which are about to be appointed.
PLENTY ROOM FOR STATE OFFICES.
The State-Times struck the nail squarely on the head when
in a strong and timely editorial it stated that the state is in no
need of a new capitol building nor in a financial position to justfy
the expense of providing one.
In so far as the crowded condition of the present capitol is
concerned that may be relieved by assigning buildings of the Lou
isiana State University to several of the Departments of State
not in close contact or association with the executive office just
as soon as the Greater Agricultural College is ready for occu
pancy. Where may be found more handsome or commodious or
better adapted buildings in which to locate the Board of Affairs,
Penitentiary Board, Land Office or Commissioner of Agriculture?
There will soon be room and to spare on the University site
and every member of the Legislature is aware of that fact so it
is not in need of a new and larger capitol that influences the pro
ponents of the new capitol agitation but the fact that more pleas
ure and excitement is to be found in New Orleans than in smaller
communities and such pleasures may be indulged in with a great
er degree of secrecy.
To judge by past legislation, some at least of the members,
seem to think they are sent here to waste public funds and the
new capitol movement is in line with that idea. Oh, you over
burdened property owners, prepare to increase your payments
to the tax gatherer should the legislature by any chance remove
Notwithstanding the growl of the Blind Tiger is not heard
Woman's Enterprise nevertheless sees evidence that he is about.
Like a flock of quail, the tiger keeps hid without making a sound
until flushed but his lair is in Baton Rouge all the same.
The latest wrinkle for wrinkles. The muscletoner for
The Woman's Shop
Mrs. Anna E. Lewis
HIGH HEELS RUIN WOMAN'S r
HEALTH, SPECIALIST SAYS I
The following clipping from the
Times-Picayune will be of interest to
the many friends of Dr. Nellie B.
Cooper of this city:
Women's shoes with pointed toes
and high French heels were described
Wednesday as causes of immediate
and serious health disorders by Dr.
Nellie Cooper speaking before the f
faculty and student body of the Ci'y
Normal School in a lecture sponsored t
by the Louisiana State Chiropodists'
Dr. Cooper is a graduate of the
Genner College of Medicine, Chicago, I
and has been given the degree of
M. Cp. by the Board of Regents of
the State of New York. She is lec
turing throughout the country under
the auspices of the National Associ
ation of Chiropodists on "Care andl
Health of the Feet."
Purposes of her lectures, according
to D)r. Cooper, is to enlighten the I
modern girl and woman on the bad
effects of tight and ill 'fitting shoes
and to emphasize their responsibility
for general health disorders. The lec
tures are illustrated with stereopti
con slides showing feet deformities
resulting from the wearing of badly
fitting shoes and demonstrating pro
per care of the feet.
"The practice of foot binding in
the Orient has been abandoned re
cently," Dr. Cooper declared, "hut it
seems to have been taken up in Am
erica in the form of tight shoes, and
for grown-ups the foot and health
disorders that follow are a lostl
cause. Nothing will remedy the con-.i
dition except an operation.
"With the young girl, however, it
is different, and she may avoid the
sufferings of her parent by walking
simply in low and flat shoes."
It was explained how the shoe with
a high heel throws the entire body
out of natural balance and causes or-I
gans to become temporarily mis
placed, bringing organic disorders.
Dr. Cooper suggested that the
modern girl cut down the height of
her shoe heels by degress, and wear
in the future only shoes with low
heels and wide toes, conforming com
fortably to the foot.
THE STORY TELLING HOUR.
The Story Telling Hour at the club
house each Saturday afternoon con
tinues to please a number of little
Last Saturday there was a recita
tion, "The Telephone," by Willie Mae
McIntyre; songs by John Van De
veer; recitations, "The Unknown He
ro," by Annette Ducheim; readings
by Miss Lilbourne Daspit and stories
by Mrs. Rufus Jackson. Mrs. Jack
son told "The Little Shoemaker" and
"The Brownie." The children of the
Protestant orphans' home were the
iruests of Mrs. 1). C. Calhoun who
birought them there and saw them
hone a in. One of these little
Cut sts ,f hers was the first on the
program that day.
Next Saturday the prog-ram will
be in charge of Mrs. W. S. Peak who
will have Christmas stories and an
attractive program of other num
The dimes charged at the door help
in the running expenses of the club
house. All persons are invited.
The best way to lie when sleeping is
on the right side.
WHY? OH: WilY?
Is there any reason why meats
should sell in pulblic and private mar
kets at a price almost beyond the
reach of purchasers when cattle are
cheaper than in times previous to the
world war? Is there no remedy for
this profiteering? There is not the
-least reason why butchers should not
lower prices exceipt the desire for
ºmore profit than they are entitled to
Sand there is no remedy in sight unless
I that fathiful band of women known
as the housewives' League intervenes
in behalf of a suffering and overcharg
HOW IO YOU JUDGE A TIRE?
When you look at the tires on your car to see how
they are wearing, what tells the story?
Its the rubber tread, isn't it? Every experienced
motorist knows this and he knows when the tread
is worn down the tire is about done for.
You are right in judging by the tread, and it's
easy to understand why the Gates Super-Thread
Tire with its wider and thicker thread is deliver
ing two and three thousand extra miles at no cost.
I Do All Kinds of Vulcanizing
W. T. CORE, Agent
211 Laurel Street Baton Rouge, La.
The Large Brick Store
Tobias-Gass Company, Ltd.
Distributors of the celebrated A complete line of Agent for the
Purina Certainteed Pope
Chows Paints and Bicycles
in checker-board sacks Rofing The World's Standard
Wire and Everything for the Farm
A Full Line of General Merchandise, Groceries, Etc.
Phone 181 BATON ROUGE, LA. North and Gaines Sts.
Should those women who are de
voting much time and undergoing con
siderable labor for the benefit of the
general public and as far as their
means permit are laboring to suppress
the spirit of profiteering, open a meat
market they would and should be
backed to the limit by purchasers who
are mulcted to a degree never herto
fore known in the history of Baton
The Housewives' League is the only
organized body standing between the
greedy profiteer and a suffering peo
ple and the only body capable of
bringing relief and should they under
take to carry out this suggestion
prices would tumble with astonishing
Woman's Enterprise, wearing no
man's collar and unafraid of distrib
utors of political patronage, would
confer a benefit on bread and wage
earners by making a fight on profi
teers in foodstuffs and by throwing
influence in the direction of support
of the Housewives' League or other
body or persons willing to fight the
beef trust of Baton Rouge.
I). C. McLAUGHLIN, Manager
A force of 10 to 12 skilled mechanics
Satisfaction guaranteed on roofing and
If You Consider Your
Worthy of Character and
Individuality of Expres
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The Gift Store for "Mama"
"Papa" and the children.
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