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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF LOUISIANA FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS
VOL. 2. BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, DECEMBER 15, 1922. NO.
League of Women Voters
A very significant as well as suc- I
cessful two days' convention of the er
Louisiana League of Women Voters L(
was brought to a close Tuesday af
Thq opening meeting took place m
Monday evening, Dec. 11, at the SC
Women's Club House and in spite of V
vary inclement weather, a represent- di
tive audience of Baton Rouge citi- a;
sens and delegates from the various pl
Ohapters of the state League were P(
preSent giving undivided attention to di
the following very significant pro
- Mrs. Laura Powers, President of fi'
the Baton Rouge League, called the ti
meeting to order and in a few fit- m
ting remarks introduced Mr. Payne et
Brazeale who, representing Mayor di
Taurner Bynum, turned over the "keys ti
of the city" to the leaguers through
Ite president, Miss Agnes Morris of et
Newr Orleans. O
President Margaret McD. Reed of L
the Louisiana Federation of Women
spoke along the lines of the relation- S
ship of the Federation to the League,
especially commenting on the united "n
efforts of the two roganizations to
get through muchc needed legisla
"Thou Bright Evening Star," sung N
as a solo by Mr. Dalton Reymond, L
accompanied by Mr. David Piller of
L. 8. U. music faculty, was the only
music on the program.
According to Mrs. Patty Jacobs "
of Birmingham, 3rd vice president of e
the. League, one of the biggest op
portunities for the League is to work r
for making the government more ef
ficient, in other words, to strive for it
better election laws, short ballot, the l
direct primary. N
Dr. R. L. Tullis, dean of the L. S. li
U. law shcool, based his speech upon P
ections 4, 7, and part of 9 of the
Bill of Rights of the Louisiana Con- h,
utltbtion, As a climax he quoted ti
* tbhieb e a ,iHin . te. maount;
"Blessed are the Peacertikerse, for
ti$y shall .beya che th i4lldtin of 1Il
Assistant Attorney General Geo. 11
S. Gulon followed with an eloquent b,
effort on "Principles of Government", v
holding that' the influence of women e:
in polties, their influence on men, etc,
should inspire to nobler deeds and h
higher ideals.. He did not think it tl
necessary for women to run for of
fice in order to render efficient and
poWerful service in politics.. He, too.
referred to the sermon on the mount.
Mrs. Lydia Wickliffe spoke for a ii
few minutes, earnestly beseeching the t,
people, especially the women, to pay t
poll tax. She suggested a Afine Xmas j
present, worthy of the "Peace on
earth, good will to men" spirit would I
be a receipted poll tax to tardy poll
tax payers. -
Lieut.-Gov. H. W. Bounnehaud, un- It
able to be present, sent a letter voic- c
ing his regrets at his unavoidahbe ab- 1
sence, and urging ALL WOMEN to ,
pay poll taxes.a
President Agnes Morris in a few 1
remarks, reiterated the plea--which
seemed to be the burden of the meet
Ing--"Women! Pay your poll taxes."
She accounted for the fact that. so
many women do not vote for the rea
son that they dislike the mechanics
of voting especially the selecting of
These resolutions were passed at
the Tuesday .morning session, Alum-1
Whereas, Louisiana is one of the
few states ewhich has refused, the
benefits of the Shepherd-Towner Act,
and whereas, the lives of motheis
and babies are daily being jeopardiz
ed through lack of scientific informta
tion for the promotion of maternity
and infancy Bygiene, be it resolved;
That the Louisiana League of Women
Voters urge all women to create such
a demand for the acceptance of this
heneflclent legislation that the in
coming governor and legislators can
not deny infants and mothers of Lou
Iliana such protection such a measure
The League of Women Voters re
quests every Protestant, and Catho
lic minister, and revery Jewish Rabbi
in the state, to request all their mem
bers to pay their poll tax.
Whereas, the 'Louisiana League of
Women Voters initiated and sponsor
ad the constitutionil provieion of
maintainiag the mothers pension, and
whereas the legislature has refused
to pass the enabling set; be it re
sioed: That the League of Women
Voters rge all women to create such
Sa demand for the acerptance of this
hUmas leghigtito that the h-coming
governor and legislature cannot long
er\deny to children and mothers of
Louisiana such conservation of life.
Whereas, there are many flagrant
discriminaitons against women re
maining in our civil code; be it re
solved: That the League of Women
Voters work to the end that these
discriminations shall be removed and
ask the gubernatorial candidates to
pledge them or a committee to ap
point a commission, when such can
didate shall have been nominated in
the primary for governor to study
such inequalities, and report their
findings to the legislature to the end
that such discriminations shall be re
moved without resorting to the blank
et method of legislation which en
.dangers existing and future protec
tive legislation for women.
The following officers were elect
ed: Chairman, Mrs. T. E. Browne, 1
Oakdale; honorary chairman, Mrs.
Lydia Wickliffe; first vice-chairman,
Mrs. Allen Hatchett, New Orleans;
second vice-chairman, Mrs. D. C.
Clark, Alexandria; third vice-chair
I man, Mrs. Stringer, Lake Charles;
fourth vice-chairman, Miss Agnes
Morris, New Orleans; treasurer, Mrs.
Joseph Fisher, New Orleans; finan
cial secretary, Miss Gladys Breazeale,
Natchitoches; auditor, Miss Annie
'Louise Shaver, New Orleans.
SAt the closing session Tuesday af
ternoon at Alumni Hall the following
was the sense of the members pres
The principles numerated, and the
resolutions adopted are :
. 1-. The League of Women Voters,
Sin its PURPOSES and AIMS, is NON
IPARTISAN, NON FACTIONAL,
NON SECTARIAN. It is NOT al
lied with any faction, nor is it EX
PONENT of ANY political party.
2. The League of Women Voters
"has for its main purpose the educa
Ition of women in their political du
1 tIes apd, respondbi
3. The fI~!j~'~~e . ' gi~~ii~~i ~ a~
IMSD'I ATE need, tlat the voters
PAY THEIR POLL TAX by'Dee. 81,
"1922. The payment of this poll tax
being necessary to the privilege of
voting in the 1924 election of the Gov
1 ernor and other state officials.
The meeting was closed by Pres.
SMorris thanking the local ladies for
t their many courtesies.
WOULD YOU VOTE?
S This is the time of the year when l
% it becomes the duty of the newspapers
e to call the attention of their readers
Y to the danger of their disqualification
s if they fail to pay their poll taxes,
n which is a prerequisite of voting in
11 Hence, we begin to do so.
If you want to vote next year or
the year 'after you cannot do so with
1 out a poll tax receipt of this year.
" Therefore you should pay the tax
0 now, inspired either by a commend
able desire to exercise the right of cit
W izenship or to help the public schools.
h For all the receipts from poll taxes
go to public education.
Under the laws of Louisiana you
o cannot vote in any year unless you
are able to show poll tax receipts for
Cs two years before.
In some states in which payment of
poll taxes is an essential qualification
ot of voting, it is permisable to pay
" Itaxes of back years in the year in
which you vote. But the wise men
he who sat in the Constitutional Conven
be tion of 1898 provided that in Louis
t, iana such taxes could only be paid
's in the years in which they were due.
a- Therefore, no citizen, man or wom
a- an, ought to fail to get a receipt ac
7 knowledging his or her payment of a
d; poll tax.
en Ordinarily we shall not have im
ch portant elections next year. It will
be an off-year, unless some of our
L"l prominent public officials die, which
n- we hope will not happen.
'u But no man or woman will be able
ire to vote in the gabernatorial, con
gressional or presidential elections of
re- 1924 who is unable to show a receipt
io- of the payment of his or her poll tax
bbi for 1922.
m- Don't put off this necessary duty of
citizenship. In the rush of the clbs
of ing days of the year yeo may find
or- yourself unable to get a receipt.
of Any citizen who disqualifies him
rad or herself from vottbg by inability to
med present- poll tax receipts Is sure to
re be subject to undeiarable prohibition.
lCf From Natchitoche, Enterprise,
his An eaaing died the other day, but
Ing we have forgottea his name.
To all friends and patrons of Woman's Enterprise we
wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, irrespect
ive of religious creed, political affiliation or nationality. To
its advertisers, contributors and subscribers who have se
generously bestowed patronage upon and assisted in plac
ing it upon a firm and lasting foundation we are truly and
sincerely grateful and pray that peace and contentment may
ever abide in their homes, happiness and prosperity follow
in their footsteps, and may their hearts be filled with love
and kindness for their fellow men.
Again we wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Year to one and all,
M'y .i' :+ 4:+""cý"1^:+.4.04 444+ý*++++++%3
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IL. . Gottieb Memorial, Home for Young Ladies Who Work,
315 North St., Baton Rouge, La.
Two years ago November the 18,
the sale was passed giving title of the
above p'roperty to the I. H. Gottlieb
Memorial. To celebrate this occa
sion the board of managers were rep
resented at supper by Mrs. Geo. W.
Garig, president, Mrs. Joe Gottlieb
and Mrs. L. U. Babin. There was
also a guest from Chicago present,
Mrs. I. N. Hahn.. All of these ladies
talked to the young ladies and re
sponse for them was made by Miss
Maggie Otto. The delicious cakes
and ices served were the gift of Mrs.
Gottlieb. . ,
Thanksgiving dinner was another
event observed. A big turkey din
ner was the gift of the board. Mrs.
E. A. Clark, matron, giving of her
service and enthusiasm to make the
occasion a big success.
The members of the board are as
follows: Mrs. Gee. W. Garig, presi
dent; Mrs. C. H. Stumberg, 2nd vice
president; Mrs. L. U. Babin, secre
tary; Mrs. Joe Ramires, treasurer,
with Mrs. W. C. Young, Miss Kate
Kondert, Mrs. Joe Gottlieb, Miss
Kate Hill, Miss Elizabeth Ogden,
Mrs. Florence Adler, Mrs. J. R. Par
The above photograph was made by
a member of the board, Miss Eliza
Housewives League Program
The program of the Istrouma
Housewives' League, includes discus
sions of civic and school problems
and one meeting each month for the
study of homemaking problems. It
was made out by a committee of the
League members assisted by Mrs.
Mary Barrow Giesen, in charge of
Women's Club work in the Extension
Department of L. S. U. The pro
Motto (suggested): "To Make the
Emblem (suggested): The Four
Roll call-current events.
Leader-Mrs. A. F. H. CavelL
Lecture and Demonstration-Im
provement of School Grounds-Hen
ry Clay Smith, garden specialist.
Short Course-Farmers' and Home
Makers' Week, Neighbor's Day.
Roll Call-(ten selected).
New Year's Resolutions.
Leader-Mrs. L. oKelly.
Iobjeet-Taxu a sd Where They
Plans for School Improvement Day.
Address (subject, selected)-Mrs. li
W. B. Hatcher.
January 18th. c
Business Session. g
Roll Call-Hints for Fancy Work. 'I1
Miss E. Deshotels, Parish Home Dem
Refreshments-Tea and Bread and
Roll Call-Current Events.
Leader-Mrs. G. 0. Mo(rgan.
Subject-Your Community and Its
*Roll Call-Thoughts of George
Leader-Mrs. B. Tessier.
Demonstration - Carbohydrates,
* Yeast, Bread-Miss Mary E. Thomas,
Roll Call-Current Events.
Leader-Mrs. W. B. Hatcher.
Subjects-Parish Government, Pub.
lie Health and Sanitation-Miss Maud
y Chambers, pariah nurse.
. (Continued on page 8)
A Night Before Christmas
(Vallie M. Seitz). ca
If you want to feel the pulse of
humanity, to get a glimpse of the rc
real life of the struggling, pictur- in
esque masses, stroll leisurely down tl
through that tangled, teeming section ej
on the lower East Side of New York in
on Christmas eve. For the Christ- sl
mas spirit is joyously impartial. It ne
flutters its shining wings as gaily
over the Bowery and Hester street as o1
over Broadway and Fifth Avenue. A
The toys are cheaper but they are y
painted just as brightly; the wreaths c]
do not wear shining rosettes of real d
satin, but they flaunt enormous bows a
of scarlet tissue paper; the tinsel fi
ornaments sell at ten for a cent
rather than ten dollars per dozen; f,
but the children of the tenements li
gaze at them with a round eyed won- a
der and delight that surpasses any
emotions felt by the little aristocrats
further up town, who have pleasures f
every day in the year.
And, in the East Side one may I
study contrasts to his heart's con-t
tent or perhaps to his heart's dis- r
content, if he happens to possess I
very strong sympathies. For, though If
the spirit is also an impartial one, I
his ravages are decorously hidden on I
Fifth Avenue. The rich may conceal I
their woes and worries, or their hap- I
piness and fastivities, with drawn
shutters and closed carriages, but
the sorrows and the anxieties of the
poor flaunt themselves in the face of I
every passer-by, and the scenes of:
their small triumphs and rejoicings
usually stand open to the observation
of the curious. Here the thrifty head
of a family, rejoicing in a "steady
job," is buying toys and confectionery
galore for the morrow's festivities,
there a white faced woman, with a
shawl over her head, buys a solitary
stick of bright striped candy; further
along a group of black-haired, bare
headed girls select with much gig
gling comment, the, flaring neckties
Oktt seawaJr e ,wll,, y.proady
hear to the Christmas dance; whilf,
at a wagin on the corner below, a
proud youth is exchanging three dol
lars for an enormous white muff that
will shelter someone's hands as ef
fectively as if it were made of real
fox. And everywhere there are chil
dren, staring into the shot ºindows,
running in and out among the crowds,
darting back and forth across the
streets, apparently escaping death
only momentary miracles.
r But on this special Christmas eve
e there was one child of the tenements
who was not running gleefully around
with the children on the streets., In
stead, she stood by a little window,
high above the street, her nose flat
tened against the pane, her big blue
eyes strained to catch glimpses of
e the crowds below.
"Why couldn't we go out for a lit
, tie while, Aunt Mary?" she begged
. wistfully. i'It's. Christmas eve, and
everyone else is out on the street?"
y "That's just the reason why we
- can't go dear," was the quiet reply.
"We can't go out in that crowd-it
- wouldn't be safe; you would wish we
were back in our little rooms"
Little Louise, usually so sulimis
sive, demurred a little, shaking her
golden curls back impatiently and
puckering her red lips into a cherry
s. like pout.
"It doesn't look like such a bad
crowd," she urged. "All the folks are
good-natured-they wouldn't hurt us.
They all live right around us-why
can't I ever play with anybody?"
Aunt Mary sat down in the one
rocking chair, and took little Louise
in her arms before she answered, and
the child looking up saw that her
eyes were very sad. Instantly the
impulsive little heart repented, and
she flung her arms around her aunt's
"I'm naughty," she declared, "right
on Christmas eve. Don't look sorry
Aunt Mary I'd rather stay here with
you than to play with any of those
children. But you know, auntie, it
does seem queer that re live here
and still can't ever know any of the
The woman's clasp of the fragile
form tightened, and she pressed her
lips to the sunny hair before she
"Listen Louise" she said earnestly
"your mother was a lady; and your
father is a gentleman; they are not
like these people. We have to live
here, until daddy comes home again
because we are poor and have no
money to pay for a nice place to
live in but we don't have to make
friends of these people. I suppose
many of them are good kind folks,
but you see little girl auntie cannot
let you play in the streets. I think
your mama's heart would be sad,
even up in Heaven, to see her little
girl in such company. When daddy
comes home he will take us to a
nicer place to live, where there are
flowers and grass and trees, and
nice little girls to play with."
"But 'tWhen will he come? He's
been away such a long time I can
hardly remember how ,he looks. IJ
he really loves me, what makes
stay away for such a long time
"Hush darling; of coupse he fee
you-he has to stay away for long
r time-no do be quiet for little
while, and I'll sing you a Christ.
- mas song."
The golden ha'ired child tied her
, head on Atl older wona Shoulder
, and her little face relaxed ,the old
s Christnias carolk were s softly.
-The blue eyes grew misty, the white
lids drooped, opened1 closed gain
and little Louise slept.
The singer's voice hushed, and she
sat looking down at the , sleeping
child, with tender troubled eyes. Her
thoughts reverted to the childish
Squestion: "What makes daddy stay
away so long if he loves met" She
thought of the child's father-her
e own brother-shut fast inside the
Sgrim walls of the old prison, his heart
'filled with thoughts of his little
-Louise. Her mind went over and
over the events of the past year,
seeking, as always, some gleam of
hope in the cruel, almost hopeless
'It was such a pitifully dbortietory:
her brother John's marriage to the~
I fair frail girl whom he adored, the
i birth of little Louise, the four happy
years before the mother began to
e fade, like some lovely blossom, the
* year in which she grew rapidly
worse, until one day John came home
a in response to a telephone call in
Louise's babyish voice, to find his
- wife critically ill. She remembered
r how his face whitened and set in
I despair when the doctor told him
that nothing but an operation could
save the precious life, and that the
I operation would cost five hundred
c dollars. "Five hundred dollars," he
repeated, hopelessly, and sat for a.
' (Continued on page eight)
(' Greeting Cards
"Peace and Good Will"
that make the friendship
The Gift Store of a