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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1922. Published Montl
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First Meeting of
the Federation of
Mrs. A. G. Reed, President Louisi
ana Federation of Wdmen's Clubs,
left on Tuesday to attend the Dis
trict meeting of Women's Clubs of the
The first meeting will be held in
Alexandria; Mrs. James Wade Bolton,
District President; Mrs. S. B. Staple,
Second Vice President. State Presi
dent's message will be delivered by
Mrs. A. G. Reed of Baton Rouge.
Round table discussion will consist
of Parent-Teacher Association work:
From the Parent's Viewpoint
Mrs. J. H. Overton, Alexandria.
From the Teacher's Viewpoint
Mrs. John Peters, Jr.
Short talks: Music-Mrs. J. G.
Thompson; Geographic Circles-Mrs.
G. R. Rossman; Housewives League
Mrs. C. M. Flower, Alexandria; Civic
Pride; Sewing and Millinery Classes;
Community Service; Girl Scouts.
The annual District Conventioh of
the Federation of Women's Clubs will
meet in Lafayette on April 4th and
5th, 1922. One of the interesting
numbers on the program will be the
address of Mrs. A. F. Storm, who
will have as her subject "How Can
W.: w.,Qs o. ' b-1tsfraterted ib.,De
Mrs. A. G. Reed, President, will I
ad ws the Convention on. Tuesday
evening. The program contains many
features of interest.
Seventh District Convention will
be held in Lake Charles, April 6th,1
The special subjects to be discussed
at this convention are:
Work and Parent-Teachers Associ
ation-Mrs. Bland Vinton.
Parish Extension Work - Mrs.
Springer, Lake Charles.
Legal 'Disabilities of Women- by
Mrs. Poter, Lake Charles.
An address will be made by Mrs. A.
G. Reed, State President on Thurs
day evening, April 8th.
A step toward Rural organization,
very interesting to those who believe
in the power of women's organizations
for good, is the gathering of the
women of the Shady Grove High
School neighborhood under the super
vision of Mrs. Giesen of the Exten
sion Department of L.-S. U. and Mrs.
Kirk, Home Denmonstration Agent of
The Shady Grove High School, to
an outsider, is quite a wonderful
place, an inspiration to those who
are interested in the advancement of
the rural schools. It is a consolidated
school, serving the people of three
communities, Gros Tete, Rosedale and
Maringouin; a beautiful old planta
tion home, with great rooms thirty
feet square that have been turned
into school rooms, light, airy, cool in
summer, warm in winter, lovely in
Si- proportions, and surrounded by great
>s, trees that are worth more than money
s-can express; for no amount of money
ie can cause one to grow in less than a
generation. On the same ground is a
in new building of plaster construction
n, which comprises a large auditorium
le, and several school rooms. This audi
Ii- torium belongs to the people of the
>y community for meetings of all kinds,
entertainments, dances, and it was
st here that I met the women of the
k: three communities and spoke to them
briefly on the value of rural organiza
tion while Mrs. Gleson demonstrated
- to the the choosing and making of a
new spring hat.
. The high school girls were there
s. and the mermbers of the Plaquemine
- Reading Club and it seemed a real
ic neighborhood gathering. The spring
;; day was perfect, the mothers brought
their little children, the older ones
f were already there at school and ev
I1 erybody seemed to have a good time.
dlI wish that such a center could ex
gist in every parish as it must give a
e vast amount of pleasure and do an
o incalculable amount of good. There
i a no reason why the enterprising
.maen nd wome of t sate shouldabM
not duplicate Shady Grove in many
i places. If more would tict there I
am sure there would be many dupli
1 Another new club has been ~added
, to the Federation roster in the last
few days, the Civic League of Eunice,
d Mrs. J. W. White, President.
A meeting of the Board of Direc
- tors of the State Federation will be
held in New Orleans, Friday morn
;. ing, April 7th, at which important
matters will be discussed. There will
y be at least two new District Presi
dents eligible for this meeting, Mrs.
L. Hill of Hammond, the newly elected
.President of the Sixth District and
the new president to be elected in the
I, Third District where Mrs. Edwards
,e has served the limit of her term.,
is The programs of the Eighth, Third,
le and Seventh District Cgnventions
h have been arranged and arl substan
r- tially as follows:
0, you cold and cruel Winter,
0, you grippy, fluey Winter,
SSo you thought you had us down
o But behold, we bob up smiling,
i Thoughts of joyous spring beguilding.
'd Search us for a trace of frown.
id That's Why.
u- She coughed . . . And all eyes in the
Id Were turned on her at that.
in Was the poor soul embarrassed? No!
in She wore her new spring hat.
I am announcing myself as candidate for
mayor of Baton Rouge, subject to the white
Democratic primary to be held in May.
I pledge myself to be the responsible head
of this city government if elected, and to de
vote all my time to the office.
R. W. McBURNEY.
Dear bloss6ms, once again you come
Your story to repeat,
Too often, dears, you cannot bing
The Easter message sweet,
Of beauty springing ever new
From loss, and grief, and gloom;
Of joyful resurrection from
The darkness of the tomb
-Mary F. Batts.
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1!NTERPRISE CLUB EN*P
TAINS CLUB WOMEN
The enterprise club of Lake Charles
was hostess recently at the El Casa
to all the club women of the parish.
Invitations had been sent to Vinton,
Sulphur, Billis, Community Chapel,
Iowa, English Bayou, Hayes, De
Quincy, Cailyss, Bell City and West
lake and nearly every place sent a
representative, some of ther quite a
number. Guests were made welcome
at the door by Mrs. Springer and Mrs.
Bertha Knox, and after registering
were seated in the parlors, which
were beautifully decorated with spring
flowers for the occasion..
The program was opened with a
short address of welcome by the pres
ident, Mrs. John Springer, who out
lined the purpose of the meeting. Her
speech was not only a welcome to
those present, but should be a message
of fellowship to every woman in the
parish. Mrs. Springer said in part:
"You no doubt are familiar with
the story of the old miser who kept
a tame jackdaw that used to steal
pieces of money and hide them in a
hole, The cat, observing this, asked
'Why do you hoard up those round,
shining things, which you never uset'
'Why,' replied the jackdaw, 'my mas
ter has a whole chest full and makes
no more use of them than I do.'
"Every woman here has a whole
chest full of good things-energy, en
thusiasm, perseverance, and high
ideals. You and your clubs are aware
of some of this wealth; we in ours
are acquainted with some of our val
nable chests, but it has occurred to
us that we are hiding our pieces of
shining gold from you, and that you
in turn are hiding yours.
"We know what happens in the
money market when money ceases to
circulate-panic or near panic. We
need every piece of shining gold in
every woman's chest to 'put over' the
work of women, for women. Now
the first piece for us to take from our
chest is friendship, pure gold, and to
day we are offering you ouars In its
great abundance, and your presence
here is proof that you have brought
yours with you. So we, the Enter
prise club of Lake Charles, welcome
you most heartily this afternoon."
Mrs. Springer introduced Captain
Woolley who spoke on "Neighbors,"
and the need of knowing each other,
and the need of team work if any
thing isr to be accomplished. He
emphasized the point that we do not
live for ourselves but for our children.
"Let Ms ake the woed a better place
TU t," h le @ In coclusoio
Captain' Woosley gave the oath of the
-Mrs. O. K. Lake then gave a charm
ing reading, accompanied by Mrs.
Stubbs on the piano, entitled "Take
Me Back to Baby Land," and as an
encore, "Dear Little Old Fashioned
Girl," which were greatly enjoyed.
Two of the workers of the extension
board of L. S. U. were the next
speakers. Mrs. Mary Barrow Giesen
spoke on the woman's part as an as
sistant to the producers of the world.
"The farmer's wife," said the speaker
"in making a home, makes possible
the farmer's ability to raise great
crops; even though she may never go
into the field. The importance of her
job can not be over estimated." Mrs.
Giesen paid a tribute to the man who
started extension work in the south,
Miss Flavia Gleason then spoke of
fellowship and its importance, telling
a story to illustrate her point.
The program was concluded by
everyone standing and singing "Amer
ica," after which the entertainment
committee served dainty refresh
ments in the dining room, and the rest
of the afternoon was given over to
Those assisted in serving were Mrs.
S. T. Woodring, Mrs. C. B. Tobin,
Mrs. W. B. White, Mrs. W. E. Garret,
Mrs. J. D. Thompson, Mrs. M. H. Bass,
Mrs. F. B. Lewis and Mrs. C. P.
Stewart. Mrs. M. Uhry poured tea,
while coffee was served by Mrs. Fred
Those present were: Mrs. J. H.
Zabel, Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Chas. J.
Fremaux, Mrs. H. J. Welsh, Mrs. B.
J. Blanchard, Mrs. J. N. Wetherill,
Mrs. W. B. Lyons, Mrs. J. J. Bland,
Mrs. 0. H. Castle, Mrs. F. H. Mertz,
Mrs. D. Moser, Mrs. J. Pearson, Mrs.
W. S. Young, Mrs. P. H. Pipkin, Mrs.
Harry Miller, Mrs. E. M. Venable, Mrs
S. T. Woodring, Mrs. C. B. Tobin,
Mrs. Frank Gunn, Mrs. C. J. Dadid
son, Mrs. F. A. Hart, Mrs. M. Uhry,
Mrs. E. Lansterstine, Miss Yetta
Jacobs, Mrs. L. R. Hiscock, Mrs. W.
JT. Miller, Mrs. Ed Bower, Mrs. Tom
Carnahan, Mrs. May Belle Chaney,
Mrs. Geo. B. Wasey, Mrs. Wilmer
Perkins, Mrs. J. F. Reaney, Mrs. A.
H. Forman, Mrs. Duncan Currey, Mrs.
Geo. W. &Schunz, Mrs. M. J. Katfman,
Mrs. Ashley Hall, Mrs. J. J. Nelson,
Miss Ines Schindler, Mrs. Roy B. Hall,
Mrs. C. J. Clemons, Mrs. 0. J. Tr.
her, Mrs. A. A. Simmons, Mrs. J. .
Pord, Mrs. H. J. Nelson, Mirs. D. M.
Lyons, Mrs. Elmer Shutts, Mrs. 0. E.
Lake, Mrs. E. L Stabbs, Mrs. W. D.
Hoover, Mrs. M. H. Bass, Mrs. F. B.
Lewis, Mrs. W. J. Lowe, Mrs. E. B.
Longenbech, Mrs, M. Moore, Mrs. B.
W. Lewis, Miss Ora Lare, Mrs. J. E.
Kraft, Mrs. W. C. McElveen, Mrs. W.
T. Burton, Mrs. W. D. Poctell, Mrs.
Robinson, Mrs. J. D. Tuten, Mrs.
Floyd. Hilsman, Mrs. L. A. Warren,
Mrs. Wm. Smith, Mrs. Glen Great
house, Mrs. Headley Peterson, Mrs.
William Whittle, Mrs. M. M. Rybiski,
Mrs. T. J. Clooney, Mrs. Ruth Brice,
Mrs. Berry Fecke, Mrs. E. H. North
rop, Mrs. C. P. Stewart, Mrs. Bertha
K. Knox, Mrs. J. D. Thompson, Miss
Flavia Gleason, Mrs. Mary B. Giesen,
Mrs. E. N. Airhart, Mrs. M. J. Greer,
Mrs. H. W. Lanz, Mrs. Frank Shutts,
Mrs. B. H. Farquhar, Mrs.* Victor
Johnson, Mrs. W. M. Bradley, Mrs.
W. H. Smith, Mrs. G. O. Nalf, Miss
Esther Nickel, Mrs. J. J. Vincent, Jr.,
Mrs. Oscar LeBlanc, Mrs. J. A. Craw
ford, Mrs. A. H. Lafarque, Mrs. H.
L. Robinson, Mrs., L. A. Stebbins,
Mrs. J. H. Wigzell, Mrs. E. Claude
House, Mrs. Mamie Lanterstein, Mrs.
A. Shepard, Miss Blossom Shepard,
Mrs. L. Seiss, Mrs. A. B. Glenn.
OPELOUSAS WOMEN'S CLUB
Opelousas, La., Mar. 29, 1922.
The Opelousas Woman's club held
its regular meeting on Saturday,
March 18, at the home of our presi
dent, Mrs. J. P. Saizan, with nine
members answering to roll call.
The secretary read the minutes; re
port was made by the treasurer, in
which she stated that $50.00 had been
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The Woman's Shop
Misses Effie and Fannie Rex announce that they will sell out
the contents of their department consisting of cotton and silk under
wear, hosiery, corsets, brassiers and corset department specialties.
Big Reductions Sale now on. Must be disposed of by July 1st.
Thanking you for past patronage, we cordially invite you to
take advantage of the wonderful bargains we have for you.
I hereby announce myself as candidate for
the office of City Judge before the white Dem
ocratic voters at the approaching City Primary.
T. SAMBOLA JONES.
RIGHTS LAW PROVES
BENEFICIAL BY TEST
By Mrs. J. D. Wilkinson, Chairman,
Louisiana Branch, National
Wisconsin's equal rights law passed
June 21, 1921, has poven its value
by actual test of eight months' opera
tion. The measure which in general
terms, has done for Wisconsin women
what the Woman's Bill of Rights,
which the Louisiana Branch of the Na
tional Woman's Party is sponsoring,
will do for Louisiana women, reads as
"Section 1. Women shall have the
same rights and privileges under the
law as men in the exercise of suffrage,
freedom of contract, choice of resi
dence for voting purpose, jury ser.
vice, holding office, holding and con
veying property, care and custody of
children and in all other respects. The
various courts, executive and adminis
trative officers shall construe the
statutes where the masculine gender
is used to include the feminine
gender unless such construction will
deny to females the special protection
and privileges which they now enjoy
for the general welfare. The courts
executive and administrative officers
shall make all necessary rules and
provisions to carry out the intent and
apd purposes of this statute.
'. Seetion 2. Anyr'oaw-kidrrawa to
serve as a juror upon her request to
the presiding judge or magistrate,
before the commencement of the trial
or hearing, shall be excused from the
panel or venire."
It will, of course, be remembered
that, in Louisiana, the matter of jury
service for women is taken care of by
legislative enactment, but undoubt
edly interest will be felt in the work
ing out of this phase as well as others
of the Wisconsin law.
Mrs. Mabel Raef Putman, chairman
of the Wisconsin Branch of the Na
tional Woman's Party reports excel
lent results from the equal rights
'Eight Months experience of the
Wisconsin Equal Rights Law," writes
Mrs. Putman, "the act conferring up
on women equal personal and property
rights with men, has been chiefly
notable for the appearance of women
on juries, in both civil and criminal
cases, in many of the counties of the
State, especially in the larger cities,
"The press of the State, watchful
to report anything sensational that
might develop in connection with the
service of women on juries, has found
nothing of that nature to report.
Women jurors have served as quietly
and competently as men. They are
praised by the courts for their intelli
gent service. Judge Belden, of Keno
sha, says that they have distinctly
elevated the tone of court proceedure.
Women have been, as was expected,
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