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REPORT OF BATON ROUGE P
CIVIC ASSOCIATION t
Sixth District Coavention at Ham. t
maood, La., March 30, 0
31, 1922. 1
After having been almost inactive o
during the World's war, and the re
construction period that followed, the
Civic association reorganized Janu
ary 19, 1921, at a large meeting at
the city hall. Mrs. H. Stumburg was
elected president and served one year.
Then Mrs. Lee R. Harris was elected
for the present term.
In the past year there were twelve r
regular meetings, and one called
meeting, and at all times there has 0
been much activity among the mem- d
There is a regular committee ap-11
pointed to look after delinquent child
ren, and try to effect a reform.
A committee has in charge the en- r
forcement of the chicken ordinance, a
to try to prevent chickens running at
large, scratching up garden seeds, and '
plants, and hope to abate the nuisance. t
The association received the prom- c
ise from the city ice company to 9
supply ice for the drinking fountain
of the Women's Christian Temperance t
Union on' the Boulevard.
The proper handling of garbage and
citting of weeds was accomplished by 1
the assistance of the mayor, and com
missioner of streets and parks, and c
a general clean up was given the city t
prior to the meeting of the Louisiana (
Federation of clubs last November at E
the request of the committee on that C
A trained nurse was obtained for 1
the public schools of East Baton t
Rouge ,and Miss Maude Chambers t
was engaged to fill the position. 1
Stricter enforcement of the traffic or
dinance was requested, and the same
was granted. i
The musquite, and ant campaigns t
was given full assistance..
The need of providing a home for a
the aged white women of the city was
put before the association of city }
Free music for all public schools is c
now being earnestly worked for.
The ladies accepted an invitation t
from the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs a
to co-operate on a system of city plan- j
The association took the Afirst steps 1
toward establishing a community so- a
cial service for Baton Rouge, by t
fending out invitations to all other ii
organizations to attend a mass meet- c
ing at the Community club, where er- i
ganization was effected, and a com
mittee appointed of both men and a
women to canvass the city to raise e
half of the amount of $1,500 required,
which was subscribed by the business I
men, the other half to be borne by <
the National order.
The Civic association took part in i
the State Federation of Women's
clubs, that met in Baton Rouge in 1
November, 1921, by sending the nec- <
essary delegates, and the members
composed many of the committees on
arrangements, and raised more than
their quota in money.
The association bought one bond to
help purchase the Women's club house
on East Boulevard and Louisiana ave
A committee was appointed to in
vestigate the best route from Baton
Rouge to the Greater Agricultural
college, and reported at the next meet
ing that they drove over both routes
and considered all points, but no de
cision was made, but are continuing
to study both routes, and will be pre-,
pared at a later date, which route I
4 they could reccommend.
The assulciation took steps in an
effort to do away with the liquor
I- traffic, and endorsed the resolutions I
of the Police Jury along those lines.
There is a committee working on con
servation of saLme of the old buikdings
of Baton Rouge.
e MRS. LEE R. HARRIS,
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REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF
is EDUCATION FOR 6TH DISTRICT c
d As chairman of Education for the
Sixth District, I have the following 6
report to submit: a
,d The School Improvement League
s of Covington always has such a won- i
. derful report, we are all very proud
of these women, and the time they t
. gave to the welfare of the child.
i. The Baton Rouge Parent-Teacher
Clubs were organized in January. We
z. now have six clubs in the city with an
e, enrollment of 432 members.
it We have a circle in each school,
id with a general council composed of
e. the officers of these clubs. Each eir
_. cle president is vice president of the
to general council.
in Through this council matters are
!e taken before the School Board or what
ever group of persons necessary.
id In February the State High School
iy Principals held their convention, about
n_ 250 High School Principals from all
id over the state were present. Under
ty the auspices of the Parent-Teacher
la Clubs and the business men a lunch- I
it eon was tendered these delegates in
it our Community Club.
The High School girls from the
)r Domestic Science department, under
in the supervision of Mrs. R. Kean, theirt
rs teacher, prepared and served the
r- The Sewing Class under the super
ie vision of Miss Theriot, their teacher,
gave a style show, each girl wearing
is the dress she had made in her class
work. This was a most delightful
is Some of the Parent-Treacher Clubs
:y have bought scales. The parents as- t
sist in the weighing and measuring
is of the children at different intervals.
One clubs sells milk to the children
n under weight. They are then weighed
)s after a period of twenty days, to find
1- just how much good milk does for
the child. The North Street Parent
s Teacher Club is buying a victrola so t
)- as to have music. For the present
y they are housed in a temporary build
r ing, while the new building is being t
t- constructed, and of course have no
I. Another club gave a Birthday Party
id and realized a neat sum to buy
;e equipment for the rally.
d, The Parent-Teacher Club of the
is High School fostered a popularity
iy contest and cleared over $1,000 sell
ing votes at Ic each. The children do
in ing the work.
L's This money was used for equipment
in for the rally and to defray expense
c- of the football team.
rs Last year a committee of ladies
on appeared before the School Board and
an asked for a nurse in the Parish
Schools. This was granted. She
to works with the doctors of the city
Ise who give services free and perform
re- minor operations free to those unable
to pay; those who are able, are noti
in- fled by card of the physical condi
;on tion of the child. We find this plan
ral working very well and are very proud
et- of the work our nurse, Miss Maud
tes Chambers, has accomplished. A dis
de- eased body will very likely have a
ing diseased mind.
re-. The parents and teachers work
hand in hand with the nurse and co
operate in every way possible; there 1
is no way to get close to the child i
unless the parent and teacher know
one another. Hon. P. P. Claxton, Past
U. S. Commissioner of Education, 1
says that he considers the Parent- 1
Teacher Association the greatest ed
ucational movement of the day. I
"Founded on love of the child, free
from sectarianism, commercialism and
partisan politics, it fills a place never
before occupied by any organization."
Our big aim in these associations is
to bring into closer relation the home
and the school that parents and teach
ers may co-operate intelligently in
the education of the child.
The best way to do this is to bring
the parents into the school house once
a month, where they may meet the4
teacher face to fate to talk over cour
teously and kindly the problems being
met by each.
"One of the biggest problems facing I
educators today is the education of
the public to modern needs of educa
tion. In no way can the problems be
handled so efficaciously as by meet
ings of the parents in the schoolhouse
where necessities can be brought to
their attention and the modern meth
Banks have been installed in all our
schools not through our clubs but by
the banks themselves; every two
months the children under a teacher
march to the bank and have their en
tries posted in books; at the time a
prize of $5.00 is given the child hav
ing the biggest bank account.
This teaches thrift, something we
all must learn, to be successful men
If there is one place a woman can
shine in our political arena it is along
educational lines-dealing with the
child, our future citizen.
When your Parish School Boards
are being selected put forth every ef
fort to have at least one-half the
number women representing the peo
ple in the education of the children of
No matter what phase of work un
dertaken by your board, even in build
ing new schools, women see the finer
points much clearer than men, and
will work hard to get them straight.
Our State President, Mrs. A. C.
Reed, is giving a great part of her
time and talent along educational
lines. She is doing a wonderful work.
Her idea in our rural districts espe
cially is to have one organization,
then have different departments under
this organization. Let one depart
ment be your Parent-Teacher Club.
We can illiminate having so many
Smeetings to attend and as folks espe
Scially in our rural districts haven't
Stime to attend so many meetings, it
saves time, accomplishes the pur
In closing I want to say this year
has been a wonderful year and I hope
in your report next spring you will
have Parent-Teacher Clubs formed all
over the district, in every parish, city
(Read at Hammond Convention by
Mrs. A. R. Albritton.
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to WOMEN'S IMPROVEMENT
LEAGUE OF HAMMOND
19 Report of Year's Work From Decem
' ber 1, 1920, to November
The Women's Improvement league
it. of Hammond has just closed one of
the most successful years since organ
ization as will be seen by the follow
ing report. We have not been as suc- c
cessful in civic work as we would like, 1
but will try to do more civic work in
he 1922. At present the enrollment is
ig 67; sixteen new members having been
added during the year. Eleven regu
ie lar meetings and nine executive meet
n- ings have been held.
id On vote of the league the constitu
2y tion was amended and a board of di
rectors consisting of four members
er and an auditor were elected to serve
Ve for the year; these to be elected an
in nually same as the other officers.
In the spring we offered to help in
continuing the curb market which was
D so successful last year and paid $4 to
have a bulletin board painted for same
but could meet with no co-operation
,n. from the housewives.
A committee from the league went
at different times before the city coun
cil in efforts to get better traffic laws,
watering troughs for horses and con
ue ditions in general bettered.
of We were represented by two dele
n- gates at the Sixth District convention
w- and together with the Round Table
Ic- club invited the convention to meet
ze, here in 1922.
in By repairing the local natatorium
is we obtained a two-year contract from
en the city council for the conducting of
u- same. During the season 69 bathing
it- suits and 72 towels were purchased
for use at same. The receipts for
u- season amounted to $1,066.93; expen
Ii- ses for conducting same $627.85; re
rs pairs $320.84, leaving us a profit of
n- The league assisted in every possi
ble way to make the Florida Parishes
in Fair a success, by conducting the
_ Woman's department, by putting on
o- a baby show, all prizes for same
ire bought out of regular funds; by giv
ild ing two special prizes, one of $5 for
w the best decorated baby carriage, the
st other $10 to the person having the
n, best display of canned goods, jellies,
t- preserves, marmalades, etc., from one
,d- garden. We also solicited the three
ty. participating parishes for advertise
.ee ments for the fair catalog, obtaining
nd $1,070 in ads; nettings us a profit of
rer $294.50. For the benefit of strangers
as visiting Hammond during the fair, we
to conducted a bureau of information,
ne committees locating all spare rooms
n for rent.
During the year we sold our two
nt lots for $1,500 and placed the money
n- on interest in the bank and have de
rs, cided to go in with the city commis
n- sion in building a Community House
and City Hall combined.
e- Our financial standing we consider
Dn very good. Community House fund;
le cash on hand $363.60; on interest in
,et Hammond Building Loan association,
at 7 per cent, $1,500; regular funds,
m cash on hand, $273.57; on interest in
m Hammond State Bank at 4 per cent,
of $1,500; making a total of $647.17 cash
sg on hand, and $300 on interest.
ed Other things of importance during
or the year are:
*n- Together with the Round Table club
e- gave a picture show benefit for the
of endowment fund, netting $40.
Sent telegrams to acting Governor
ii- Bouanchaud and Senator Settoon urg
Les ing them to ratify and vote for Moth
he er's Pension Bill.
on With the aid of the Round Table
ne club were instrumental in getting a
iv- write-up for Hammond in "The Illus
ror trated News,' 'also took a page ad
he with the Round Table club in the fed
he eration director9.
es, Assisted parish agents in conduct
ne ing a rally for the different boys' and
ee girls' clubs of this section of the par
ng Paid 1921 district and state federa
of tion dues. Contributed $5 to Near
!rs East Relief fund, $10 to Loan Schol
we arship fund, $1 toward a slogan prize
n, for our town. Sold $34 Red Cross
ns Christmas seals.
le- Mothers, your boys can help save
is- the birds, if you teach them to shoot
Ise with the camera instead of the gun,
Birds are a great blessing to a
ler locality on account of the immense
id; number of destructive insects they
in consume. They eat beetles, wood
on, borers, weevils, moths, flies, grass.
ds, hoppers and even mosquitoes, the
in carriers of malaria. They also have
nt, a sentiment value. What would the
ish "good old summer time" be without
ng It is a pity that hat styles will be
responsible for the death of thousands
lub of birds. Why must women wear an
Fhe avian morgue?
Your boys and girls can be led to
for love the feathered friends, "Hiawa
rg- tha's chickens," if Mother shares this
th- love and studies bird love with them.
A bird book will introduce you and
ble them to the various species,
a To encourage birds to make their
us- home on your premises put out, in the
ad nesting season, feathers, pieces of
ed- string, and bits of wool.
If your manual training lad will
let- make bird houses, these are certain to
mnd be tenanted year after year. The
ar- Agricultural Department of the gov
ernment will, upon request, supply a
ra- bulletin giving directions for making
ear the different kinds to suit various
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We lre now showing a very complete line of
Spring and Summer Dress Goods, Ladies Ready 0
Sto Wear, Men's and Boys' Furnishings, and a
Scomplete line of Shoes, the largest ever carried
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we would advise you to visit our large store.
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