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Plans Suggested for Our Proposed "Sub -Clubs"
THI; PRESIDENT OUTLINES THI: \\ORK THAT MIGHT BE DOM: ALONG THIS LLNE
WE HAVE had a good deal of talk about "sub
cluhs," girls, and I think it is time we set to
getting them into working order,*so that they
be of real practical value.
T.'t us look first at some of the suggestions that have
come in. There have been many of them. One girl asks
that there may bo branches devoted to "charity, music,
mutual development, fun, dramatics, . entertainment."
Another girl begs for a sub-club that will aid her to im
prove her spoken and written English. All these i<leas
are excellent, and there are still others. I will run over
a few of them briefly.
A birthday club to be composed of all the giris who
have the. same birthday. (I think I would broaden that
to include all the girls who are born in the same month
in one circle. We could have our June girls, our Febru
ary girls, and so on).
A girls" domestic exchange club. The girls ,in this—
S'imo of them married probably—would exchange sugges
ii'>iis on the best way to do housework or to keep house.
They could write to one another or to the page.
An Invalid help club. The girls in this would try to
brighten the lives of those who were virtually prisoners
from illness or any other cause. They would write to
them, send them books or suggestions for work an., call
en thorn, If possible.
A magazine club. Not for subscribing to new maga
zines, but for exchanging those you already have. Linked
with this would be the book exchange club, which would
send books to those who couhjl not get them.
A trained nurse club. This for the benefit of those
who wished to study trained nursing and would like to
«Hscus9 plans and ways and means between themselves.
If I may judge from the number of letters I have had on
WHEN THE HELPFUL SPIRIT IS AROUND
What My Many Girl Friends Ask
AMONG the letters before me lie a number asking
that the answers to the queries of the writers ap
pear "next Stmday." When the answers fall at
that time the writers probably accuse me of care
My dear girls, I wish to impress a few facts upon you.
One Is that a letter which I receive cannot be answered In
the paper for at least three weeks after It comes into my
rands. Not only do the exigencies of the newspaper busi
ness make delays unavoidable, but there are so many let
ters that come to me that each has to have its turn. I
do my best to answer them in the order In which they
come. Bear this in mind, and be patient.
I have two or three other things 1 wish to say about
the letters. I am always happy to send a personal reply
when I get a stamped and self-addressed envelope I can
not do it unless I receive this. I prefer it to a stamp, al
though I answer letters when I get only the postage—
that is. when you give both your surname, and address.
Many of you omit one or both. I have several letters in my
desk which I cannot answer because the writers gave
only their Christian names, or gave their surnames and
not the name and number of the street on which they live:
or else gave all these and omitted the name of their city
Try to be more careful about these points, please. A num
ber of the communications I have put in the paper have
been accompanied by a pseudonym. When I receive a re
quest for the addresses of the writers of these letters It
is impossible to give them. '-.*.■■.:
v One thing more. When you write asking questions to
be answered in the paper, won't you plecse write on one
Bide of the paper only and do It in Ink? It would save my
eyes and temper if you would bear this in mind.
Here are two letters that touch on the same subject:
■ Dear Mns. Herriok:
.My one ambition in life is to be a trained nnrw t >,„•«
<nade Inquiries, but on all side* la m told that I? <sfu rosier
■'.;!;:'~>.- - '
""■cij lueru is some way or
getting my ambition satis
fled. I am 18. and I lust
earn enough to keep myself.
I have had a plain public
school education, . but my
lrlends Bay I am a keen ob
server and very quick at
taking: things up. I could
never afford to pay for
training, so I have coins to
you for advice.
Dear Mrs. Herrick:
I am 17 years old and In
th second class at high
school. Now. I am suing to
be a trained nurse, and I
would like to find out if
there is any free training
school for girls where you
can enter under the are of
21 or 23. . B. M. 11.
In answer to these letters
I can only repeat what 1
have said before, that you
must apply to some ■ local
hospital for information.
The rules differ in different
cities. In New York, for In
stance, there are few hos
pitals where a girl la ad
mitted when she la under 21,
and there are efforts , being
made to' raise the age limit
•■,•■• . , ■ i« *•>. xcl iiniio are otner
places ana private training schools where a girl Is ad
mitted at 18. The same variance exists In the 1 probation
matter. Some hospitals demand a six \vc*ks" probation
this matter, there would l»c a good sized membership in
language clubs. I have had letters from girls who
wished to give ins'ruction in French and German, and
others who wished to bo improved'ln their knowledge ot
th^se itagntget. Could they not get together?
English studies clubs. These for girls who wish to
read the same books and exchange views on them. In
connection with this we could run the fifteen minutes
clubs of which we have spoken, the members of which
pledge themselves to do fifteen minutes' reading a day on
some special subject in which all are Interested.
A '"habits breaker" club. This is the suggestion of a
girl who thinks it would be a great help if the girls who
have struggled to break up this or that habit and to ac
ciuire a pood habit in the place of a bad one would give
some of their experiences for the help of the others.
AN INTERESTING CLUB
A mother petting club. One in which I my**lf am
deeply inteivstt <1. It does not mean petting in the way
of affectionate demonstration alone, but the study of con
sideration and tenderness for the mother, of prompt
and respectful obedience, of care for her happiness and
health, of protection against trouble and worry that can
be spared her. I hope there will be many recruits to
A nmsle rlub. For the study of music, both theoreti
cally nnd practically. The members who know a good
deal about 't would help those who know less. We have
already had offers of such assistance.
An art club. This would suggest books an art and
various lines of art reading and study. Here, again, those
who are well versed in the topic can aid those who need
some a six months'. Some pay a small fee from the be
ginning, others not until the end of several months or a
year. The only thing to do is to write to the hospital*
»n the city you select and get information from there.
Answers to "I. A. D." and "M. G. G."
The following letter bears upon this subject, and is so
suggestive that I print it almost entire. I wish to tnank
the writer for sending It to me:
Dear Mrs. Herrk-k:
• I notice "°me rlrls who want advice •* to doing something
to help eke out a living. Without wishing to Interfere
directly with the plaits of those (iris—or with the advice riven
by any one else—f would like to say a few words
in my opinion, all honest work is honorable; but I know
well enough how very dreadful work In a factory can be to
some girls. Were I in a position where my living depended
upon myself entirely. I would have a panic at -the Idea of
boarding: and being homeless. I say. If you must earn your
"Ting, get such a place that the roof over your head a place
to sleep In and your dally bread are part of your remuneration.
t Here la my advice, and as I have two ctrl« trained nurses
I ought to know something: If a girl ha» sufficient education
to take up trained nursing, can gain admittance to a good
hospital, and is accepted, she Is safely housed for three years,
2Lii^ 1 ma Bne makes her own future— *«. If her work la
well done, her character rood, her disposition favorably known •
to doctors. she -will ret employment if she wishes to take up
pri\ ate nursing. -..■■■•
i But it Is of the girl who may not hay« the education that
«ii h™ ?."?**£• i Her '" wh I would recommend. In almost
all hospitals girls are employed as attendants. They do not
strictly graduate nor can they call themselves nurses. They
■ rtvii^E™* ss"' fu n th care of the sick, but have not the
?£T ani*« e» ? f tralnlnr. If their work Is satisfactory they
SSi £!£S' n ,' n . ">« ho»P»tal for any length of time. When
llllr «? iU, tohe <V? *?™' a r *ou«"t tor employment as car.
hn«f.H«^ ™v ft i*. lder tt, V opU- •lokl >' children, outside the
\ff inJ2*.X Li ultJ n llfJf Ton *«■»<. a K<*xl home and pay.
ei«d\ft h«£..?'v, have baht(? and *ma» children would be
55.1 cs,l^e BJn hurls P<?rTOn WhOm th' coula lrußt - "c"n
tho^rh.'v^-n^hing^l^ 0111 ■** UCh Work men!*L To
the^Jlns cl[, a nn flwf l h OU, tv?hwork 08I>ltaI ™*J§j*L **
Hard io Get a Start
Dear M. * ..Ick-1 -.', gQ£
been ?tudvin " S »r,y°£ r htt! p 1n ? ettln «t «w*thlnjr to *»• I hare
liTtlJ? ri vS, " \ foli th past flve year ln different school,
in the cit>. I have done some Illustrating and also designed
covers for ma«Mln«,. but find It very hard to get the work
JiJl il , m*ke a «P««'*lty of animals; have also Riven a
K£ w J °f.i lJ"*. ttv, n «f"r« w<"-k. both nude and In costume.
Can work either In black and white or colors
fv,i.: . V tr'r ln "yeV way l c*n thlnk of to get somt
-7 ',* to do. Can *-','' plenty of promises of work, but It Ken
era >' ends there , What I have done has so far given satis
faction. So that I hardly know Just what the trouble Is. but »
thin 88?"* very hard l° get a ■tart Could you suggest an>
t&ing? E B
It Is hard • to. gat a start In almost any kind of art
work. Nearly every artist and illustrator has a tale to
tell of discouragement and effort. Keep up your pluck
and work on ' doing your best to make your work better
all the time. Why do you not try your hand at drawln«
Dear Mrs. Herrick: *
-*wi»*t m.i yl ar" °i aM am thlnklng-of rlvingr a party to
about thirty of my friends .boys and girls). 1 would like some
•ugßestlons in regard to amusements, such as games and pui
zlM- . . N. E. H.
Have you ever tried the memory game? For this you
arrange a number of small articles on a table. Each
guest is allowed three minutes ln which to Inspect these.
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY. AFKIL », m>D
Charity clubs. These would have to be more or less
local. If the members were to work together for any
specific object, although it would be possible for them to
Interest one another by correspondence.
Physical development clubs. The members of these
would take gymnastic exercises of different kinds, would
compare notes on these, and those who live near enough
to meet could form gymnasium classes now and classes
for outdoor sports later in the season:
I have said nothing of one feature which I trust will
be prominent in Each and All—the finding of employment
and work for the members who need it. But I wish the
whole society to be Interested in this, and only form sub
clubs fur special lines of work.
Now, my dear girls, as I have said, we must get to
work at this at once, and this Is how I propose to begin.
All of you who are members—and I hope that you are all
sending fir your membership cards at once, if you have
not already done so—look over the list of clubs which I
have given here and decide to which one or ones you
wish to belong. Then send me your full name in a
stamped and self-addressed envelope, stating what you
wish to study or do. I will enroll your name in a book
and send to each member the names of all the other mem
ber* belonging to that especial club. If you live near
enough together you can meet and make your plans; If
you are too far apart you can write to one another and
decide how you will conduct the business of the club.
For a while you can report to me. but when the circle of
the sib-club widens you will choose a head for the band
from among yourselves and conduct your affairs as you
think !>est. Once in so often the president of each sub
club will report to headquarters, and I am cherishing the
hope that some day we may all have a big meeting and
know one another and talk things over face to face. I am
not the flr«t one to think of that, by any means. Several'
girls have suggested it. and it does not seem at all Im
poasibie. But that will cone with time. The thing to do
now Is to get the sub-clubs Into line, so to speak.
Don't think I fanry I have exhausted the list of possi
ble branches, I don't. I nave said nothing about a sub
club for looking after the lonely girls. But I hope that
all these sub-clubs wtll greatly diminish the list of the
lonely. They wtll feel that they have friends and Each
and AH will bring them Into touch with girls all over the
country. They can have neighbors who live hundreds of
mll»s away smd Intimate friends three or four States off.
I have not spoken of correspondence clubs, either, for I
have no fear but that those will take care of themselves.
They will grow naturally out of the other clubs. On*
girl has suggested that there should be round robin let
ters written by one chapter to another. That, too, will
conic very soon.
IT WILL MEAN WORK
Do you think I have said a lot that mighj be taken for
attention to stlf-development and made no mention of
fun? I think you will an fee with me that we cannot have
all th~«e clubs of which we have spoken without having
quite as much fun as we can handle. I fancy even Betty
would have her fill. But if she doesn't think so she and
the others who feel as she does can form their own sub
clubs for fun. I don't quiie know how they will limit it.
but I don't believe they will keep at it long without find
ing tb«U the borders of the fun clubs overlap the edges of
the clfbs for other things.
All this will mi-an work, girls, but I am more than
willing to undertake it If you will help me. A number of
you have written to me and said I could call upon you If
you could be of any assistance to me. Now Is your chance.
You can help me by bringing new members Into Each
and All—we would like to have every girl in the country
in it—and by working: to develop the sub-clubs so that
they will be of real benefit and pleasure to every girl who
belongs to one. You n«»ed not think that joining one sub
club bars you out of others. Take in as many as you care
for and as many as you think you can do justice to. But
I have a good deal of faith in the results wrought by
concentration, and I think you will achieve more if you
belong to only two. or at the outside three, at the begin
ning. There are several of the 9ub-clubs so broad in their
scope that I do not sec how a busy girl could afford the
lime to belong to more than one.
But. however that may be. go ahead and belong! Let
me hear from you soon and in big numbers. You cannot
come t«o early or too plentifully.
><rU*^£ZL~ /<m£*-~— //Wk^.
Mrs. Herrick's Department
of Questions and Answers
and is then given a pencil and paper and required to
write from memory the names of the things on the table.
An extension of this Is the game of the three senses. Tho
first division of this I have Just described. For tho sec
ond, a quantity of familiar articles are put tn a basket,
and this is covered with a cloth. The guests are allowed
to feel the articles In the basket, without looking at them,
three minutes bring permitted to each person. Again
they must write the list of what th«y have felt from
memory. The third tent is that of taste. All sorts of
condiments and dry groceries are placed In small plates,
and each must see how many of them he can recognize
A prise is given to the best memorirer, and there mar bo
a booby prize for the worst.
"Who am I?" Is an amusing game. Each player has
pinned to his or her back a slip of paper bearing the
name of some well-known character, and must then de
termine from the queries and remarks of the other guests
what is his or her fictitious presentment.
If you will send me a stamped and self-addressed en
velope I will be happy to furnish you with the name of a
usvful little book which contains a collection of excellent
games for old or young people.
Will ••Believe" kindly send me her address?
. Wants to be a Newspaper Reporter
My Dear Mrs. Herrick:
. * m.l9> *nd &m In «ny senior year at school. My greatest
fault U laziness; ray highest ambition to become a newspaper
reporter. Please rive me th -«
Home "pointers" on use
ful studies alone that
line. I am working now
at English composition
and construction, spell-
Ing and punctuation.
M. L. C.
You will have to con
quer laziness If you
mean to be a newspaper
woman. I do not know
a harder working profes
sion, and It is one I
would never advise a
young woman to take up
unless she had a decided
aptitude in that line.
The studies you are pur
suing are all right, and
you will need them all.
You should also culti
vate your habits of ob
servation, learn to work
rapidly and accurately
at the same time; get
control 01 >ourefcir. to that you arc not easily upset or
worried, attain presence of mind and rer.dln.ss to meet
emergencies, and school yourself to encounter rebuffs and
mortifying experiences. These will fall to your lot If you
are a newspaper reporter. You must also learn how to
make other people talk about themselves, and cultivate
your memory to the point where you cm recollect what
a man aayß to you in an interview without having to
flourish pencil and paper before him. Your hours would
he long, your income uncertain, your work exhausting.
Y«t, If you love the work, you would probably get enough
out of It to make It seem worth while.
A Pleasant Paragraph
And now for the page. I think it the best in this or any
other paper I have ever j-.-.-n. and sume at your encouraging
answers to poor, bard-wvrk-tl nirla have done my heart good.
Wishing you all »bu bsmcch in the srarM. and thanking you
y ||| L ..
HELP OFFERED TO "EACH AND ALL"
Dear Mrs. Herrick:
I would like to help "M. O. G." so much. I wish sho could
come here and live. We have all Jewriiy shops here, but th-.»
them, a* a comnde should. C. M. N.
Dear Mr*. Herrick:
I have some talent as & musician—if you will pardon my
intentional egotism—and. If any of the girls ahould ask or
would like help or Mnu In music, possibly I could help them.
I h»v» studied music almost all mv life, first piano, and for
the laat eight years voice culture. lam now but 22. and have
THE CORRESPONDENTS' CORNER
I shall devote this corner to the requests of those who
s*ek to open a correspondence with other members of
Each and All. I have a number of requests of this kind,
and I am keeping the addresses of all the writers. So, If
you who wish the names will write for them, giving the
signatures appended to the letters, I will let you have
the addresses at once or will forward your letters to the
girls. But when you write for addresses, SEND
STAMPED AND BELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPES. I
cannot undertake to send the addresses without this. You
will readily see what it would mean in postage if I had to
do this. Also b« careful to send your own full and cor
I hope there will be many pleasant acquaintances and
friendships made by means of this correspondents' corner.
"Bess" is Wanted.
In reading a recant paper. I r»ad a letter from "Bess"
Bhe said she lived on a farm, and did not have very much fun
Vo you think she would like to write to me?
« you will kindly send her my letter or tell her I would
like her to write to mo. of course I will answer. EDNA.
Two More Wish Correspondents.
Dear Mrs. Herrirk:
Nothing would please me bettor than to be of assistance
to aom* of my ulster*. I have no objection to my addresa
being forwarded to any girl who desires It. MARY M. L.
Please give my address to the other girls. I remain raw
friend. TKSSIK U.
Another Lonely Girl.
I would like to correspond with unme of the girls who
have time, I am very lonely, and would appreciate it very
much. A. McC.
In advance for your kind help, I am your friend and well
P. S.—May I be numbered with your islrls?
Indeed, she shall belong! Any one who thinks so
well of the page deserves a place among the girls who
help make It
A Dainty Idea
My Dear Mrs. Herrick:
You are a dear, and so is "Betty." I would love to know
her address so I could write to her.
I am 19. and. like "Katharine N." have met the "only
man In the world." and I am so happy. I do not work,
but stay home ami do housework and all of my own uewlng.
I like to do both very mu<-h
I know all girls love dainty things, so I am going to give
them one little idea. I have always admired embroidered
stockings, but that was as near as I ever gut to owning any.
as the nic« ones cost so much. One day I bought a pair of
the thinnest gauze lisle and embroidered violets just above the
lnat«t>. You don't know how pretty they are, gins; Just as
dainty as can be. Better try it, "Betty." Yours In earnest.
I am delighted to hear from you. dear, and to get such
a nice letter. I "wish you all the happiness in the world
with the "only man." If you can do housework and your
own sewing and love both. I think that he has fair chance*
to be comfortable. Thank you for the suggestions about
l>'-.-ii doing solo work In church for nearly six yean We hava
a music ,lub in tow n.
Pertena boom one la tlilnkinit of getting up i music club.
and I could help them out by explaining our i-lui> and how It
Koea, etc. to tnem. I hope this will Interest you and a
peat many othera in "our dub" aa well, and I shall expect to
hear from bobm of our musical friends
PWa.se don't forget to give my address to the other eirU.
Truly yours. <• n.
This Is a generous and helpful offer, and I am sura
there are some girls eager to take advantage ot it.
work i.i very Interesting
and they get quite good
pay while learning; so sh<»
could Ret along all right:
and. if it was so I could.
1 would help her tc get
dressmaking to do. a* I
am acquainted with some
of the dressmakers.
If she would write and
let me hear from her. I
would iii» all 1 could to
help her. I feel sorry for
some of your gtrla. that I
wish I knew them, bo I
could be of some use to
- them. HATTIE 8.
Will "M. G. G." please
reply to this and send her
address? I am keeping
that of "Hattie S."
Dear Mrs. Herrlck:
I would like to say that
I would be, glad to help
pay for pins for those who .
cannot very well afford
Dear Mrs. Ilerrlck:
I noticed a letter written to you and signed "Lonesome.**
Would say that I have .sum- very Interesting and instructive
reading that I would be glad to let her hare. If ah« would
kindly send me her address, I would be glad to see that she
has the reading. E. H. H.
Will "Lonesome" kindly answer this? I have kept th«
My Dear Mrs. Ilerrlck:
In answer to your request In reference to learning telegra
phy at schools, for my part. I know of one good school that
has tauKht the profession thoroughly for the last ten years,
and have seen many of Its graduates holding down good posi
tions right here In the city and out on railroads. The reason
why most schools are not practicable is that they are run by
Inexperienced teachers. But the on? I refer to is strictly
first class. Write me About it. or call and see me. C. W.
I have kept this address, and the one attached to the
Referring to the letter written by "T. K." If slie will
MM me her address. I can Inform h*r where she can >*aro
telegraphy from an experienced operator. Yours truly.
O. L. 9.
the dainty touch to the stockings. I know th<» girls will
be glad of the hint. As to "Betty's" address, she has an
idea that she would like to have her lenera sent to my
care on the paper, and says she'll be glad to answer any
ff the sjirls who write. So send them to me for the
present, and I will forward them to her promptly. Write
to me again. "Bubble." You are the kind vt girl we want
in the society.
Comfort From Each and All Society
My Dear Mrs. Herrlck:'
I wish to confide In you my sennltivenoa over my defi
ciency of hearing. Before this trouble came on I used, to.
delight la every kind of sociability, but now I am so sensitive
I deny myself every amusement In which generally a young •
girl of S3 participates.
1 think your organization would do ma a lot of good.
Thanking you. I am a MAIDEN ALL FORLORN.
Your case is very hard, and I sympathize with you
most heartily. I am glad If you think that Bach and All
can be a comfort to you. Your great help must be in find
ing Interests In yourself and by reading, studying and the
like. Would not you like to secure correspondents
through our society? If you will send me your address I
don't doubt that there will be girls who.would be de
lighted to write to you an.l to receive letters from you.
A Word for "T. K."
Dear Mrs. Herrick:
In answer to the writer signing herself "T. X.." who
desires information regarding the study of telegraphy, I would
like her to send me a personal letter, and I think I could
help her a great deal. HELEN.
Invites "M." to Write.
Vpon reading? "M.'s" letter. I wondered If sh.-> would care
to write to me to my home. I would love to have her; then
we probably could help each other;
She speaks of shabby clothes. My
goodness! There are many girls who
do not look to see how nicely their
friends are dressed, but look at the
I always have made It my place to
be a sincere friend to any of my
I hope "M." will be so kind aa to
write Yours lovingly. ARDA.
If "Arda" will sent, her full name
and address. I shall be obliged. I
cannot forward letters without
Desires a French Correspondent.
Have you any French correspond
ents. Mrs. Herrfck? I am French
myself, but I have, grave doubts as
to whether I write correctly or not:
and. if I could correspond with som«
iKxly who has a thorough knowledge
of French grammar, X am quite sure
that I would Improve.
I am so glad that vrc are solnz to have a club of our
own, and I vote for fun. heart culture, etc.. etc. I know that
It Is icotn? to be delightful, whatever the name and object
may be. Yours very truly. BRUNETTE.