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Woman's enterprise. (Baton Rouge, La.) 1921-19??, August 19, 1921, Image 1

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Organization and Purposes- laundr
Founded in 1855 by Ladies the or
of St. James Church. The
The Pastoral Aid Society of St. tone a
James Episcopal Church was organ- Acade
ized in 1855. Its purpose them, as lief t
now, was two fold. First, as the that i
name implies, an aid to the Rector, in ha
and secondly, the means of brining duce
together socially, the church people, christ
thus enabling them to become .better Its
acquainted and also to meet newcom- been
ers in the parish. gress
The duties of the Pastoral Aid are until
to maintain the Rectory and assist being
the the Rector in his work by visit- credia
ing the church people, particularly by it
those who are strange, indifferent, in my
trouble, or in need. Also to remem- They
ber the sick in prayer and any atten- most
tion and to sew for and assist the f le
needy. A Christmas Bazaar is con- high
ducted yearly with very good results. culca
The proceeds derived therefrom are ing
used to defray the expenses in the wm
work of the organization and for
charitable purposes.
For many years the women of the
bchurchb iand particularly the various
leaders of the Pastoral Aid have giv
en their services untiringly, and the
good that has been accomplished by
this organization cannot be enumerat
ed, but she who works in her Master's
service is always repaid.
(By Irene Pujol).
The Academy and Asylum of St.
Joseph were founded amid untold
hardships and difficulties. Linked
forever with the beginnings of these
- beadl*3t institutions are the names
~- *A P is Cuix'
side by side, for God's glory and the
uplift of mankind. The records of
1848 mention a donation by the Board
of Trustees of St. Joseph's congrega
tion of a burial groud to the Sisters
of Charity of this place, on the right
hand side of the cemetery, so it is evi
dent that the St. Joseph Sisters had
been preceded here by another religi
ous Orddr of Sisters. The recor
also mention the Ladies of the Sacred
Heart, who are numbered among ,4
best and most efficient teachers in
Catholic ranks, but little is knImown of
their activities here except that the
Baton Rouge of those days was too
poor and small a place to su*ort such
an institution, so the Sacred Heart
Ladies (les Dames du Sacre Coeur)
inally gave up their establishment in
our midst.
Early in the sixties a number of
ladies, under the name of the society
of "Our Lady of Prompt Succor" (So
ciete de Notre Dame de Bon Secour)
banded together and secured a small
cottage, where the homeless waifs of
the town were cared for. A French
lady, Miss Cecile Betsy was elected
president and a Madame Leonard was
chosen matron of the embryo asylum.
Miss Bessy remained at* the head of
the institution until her death. She
was succeeded by Miss Sophie Man
son, who died in 1914.
In 1868 Rev. De Ia Croix and Miss
Manson, seeing that Mme? Leonard
was being incapacitated more and
ipore by old age, concluded that the
asylum would prosper better under
the care of a religious community,
whereupon the pastor applied to the
Mother House of the, Sisters of St.
Joseph inr New Orleans for help.
Rev. Mother Stephanie, the head of
the order, responded to the call and
sent four Sisters( Sisters Louise des
Anges, Albina, Alphonse and Maria).
Sister des Anges was named snpergis
or. The asylum was then situated on
St. Anthony street between North and
In 1869 the Sisters moved with
their little family into a small cottage
corner Florida and Church streets. It
I simpossible to form an Idea of the I
hardships endured by the little cem
munity in those days, want of food,
of raiment and even of proper shel
ter, came in tura to make the Sisters
feel the pinch c poverty, but it was
all enduted bravbp for the gaod
ecase. Now andthen, then the n1 d
became too pressing, an appeal was
maide to the public and the call was
lways answered by Catholics and
neonCatholia as well
T h. school wbich had been founded
along with the asylum grew rapidly;
4 pas wa refued rich and poor
w aigg w~boome&. 'The continul ln*
crease of orphans and pupils called
for a larger building, so in 1890 the
present beautiful St. Joseph's Acad
emy was built and the old convent
transformed into an orphanage and a
laundry established in order to make
the orphans in a way self-supporting.
The Academy has had an enviable
success. Thoroughly Christian in
tone and atmosphere, St. Joseph's
Academy professes its unwavering be
lief that education, in order to be all
that its name implies, should go hand
in hand with religion, and thus pro
duce the enlightened, moral, ideal
Its teaching methods have always
been thorough and practical, pro
gressing rapidly from year to year,
until the present day, when steps are
being considered to make of it an ac
credited school. As a tree is known
rby its friuts, so St. Joseph's Acade
kmy may be judged by its alumnae.
. They are in every case among the
most efficient, in higher institutions
of learning, where they maintain the
- high standards of scholarship, in
culcated by their Alma Mater; head
e ing the ranks of, the most successful
e women and professional women and
R/,tj~· I~.P;~
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ST. ~ ~ ~ ' JOEH' CAEY
last but not least among the ideal
mothers of the state and city. In fact,
its roster of former students and
alumnae reads like a directory of the
prominent and successful women of
The following Sisters have served
as Supervisors of the Baton Rouge
institution, Mother Des Anges, Moth
er Thomaide, Mother Albina, who re
mained in Baton Rouge from 1868 un
til 1896, years full of labor and toill
suffering and privation, but also years
of signal progress so that her name
will be forever written in the hearts
of the people of Baton Rouge, Mother
Raphael, Mother of the Sacred Heart,
Mother St. Rose, Mother Seraphine
and the preseit efficient encumbent,
Mother Mary Berehmans.
The Woman's' Enterprise, a news
paper published in the interest of the
club women in that city, has made its
[appearance in Baton Rouge, under
the editorship of Mattie B. McGrath.
The name McGrath is not new in
journalistic achievement in Baton
Rouge and Editor McGrath promises
to do justice to the family name. The
Enterprise is well printed and patron
ized and various phases of women's
club work in the capital are enter
taininly discussed. An extremely
pertinent demand is made in its first
Iissue that the great highway fund
provided by the new constitution be
"placed by the legislature in the hands
of business men beyond the reach of
- those who would use it for political
l ends.-N. O. Item.
r.and rs. Home Builder pet
and Mris. sec
You are invited to carefully investigate "1)ELPHINE PLACE," a lat of ReW
whichi is here before you. St
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Remember that "DELPHINE PLACE" is the last ands most beautifully located subdivision
that will be available for some time to come, close to schools and street car transportati on.
Your favorable consideration should be ttracted by the location of "DELPHINE PLACE",
in a section already built up with modern homes, owned and occupied by some of our best citizens,
on the Jefferson Highway, which is certain to improve in beauty as well as construction, bause
of its being the main thoroughfare leading to other high-class subdivisions, the Golf and Country
Club and thence to New Orleans.
Every lot in "DELPHINF PLACE" will be served with graveled streets, paved sidewalks, city
water and electric light lines, all of which are now being installed at no extra cost to purchaser
of lots.
You will observe that alleyways have been provided to serve nearly all the lots, which means
that electric light, telephone and water lines will be located in the alleys instead of the streets.
Prices will range from $750 per lot up. Only a few lots at over $1500.
Terms, 20% cash, balance $25 per lot monthly.
Sale of lots in "DELPHINE PLACE" will begin at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning, August 20,
1921. I will be on the property prepared to close contracts throughout~ the day.
Contracts will contain restlrictions adequate to insure a strictly high-class, exclusive white
residential place.
This is your last chance to get what you need for a homesite on easy terms, so don't put off
umntil lots are all sold.
A. F. tazeesus~, Sole Agent
210 Tir~ Sreet.Phone 36. Baton Rouge, Louieaa&.
A Place for Business Women
With All the Comforts of a
Private Family Home.
At the request of one of the busi
ness girls of Baton Rouge, a move
ment was started to better conditions
of the business and professional wom
en and working girls of Baton Rouge.
At first the movement took the
form of bringing the girls together
Iand giving them a pleasant evening.
SThere were musical programs, folks
Idancing, talks and suppers. Mrs.
SHenry Ronaldson being one of the
" first to become interested in this
Sphase of the work. These entertain
- ments went on for about a year, start
Y ing in the Baptist church, next held
t in the former library, Washington No.
l 1 Hall, Church street, then in the
e Rest room, 311 Main St.
s Various church clubs furnished re
f freshments on these occasions.
1 By coming in contact with these
young ladies for a year, it became cer
tain that the best thing was to pro
vide a home for them. At the home
of Mrs. C. H. Stumberg plans -for
such a home were formally discussed
and the following ladies were pres
ent: Mesdamir:; L. U. Babin, W. C.
Young, J. B. Rucker, Lee R. Harris,
Misses Kate Kondert aand Mitt Klein
peter. At this time it was determined
to form an organization with this ob
ject in view.
Soon afterwards at a meeting in the
Rest Room, Jan. 7, 1918, the Business
Women's Club was formed, with Mrs.
Stumberg president, Miss Hattie Wolf,
1st vice president; Mrs. J. B. Rucker,
secretary; and Mrs. (Dr.) McGehee,
The committee to secure the house,
composed of Mmes. Babin, Young,
Garig, S. L. Stockwell and Miss Hat
tie Wolf, got busy at once and finally
seleted-athe Uh.ie ate862 Obilege Ave.
The first meeting was held there
March 5, 1918 and there were eleven
young ladies at first.
From there the large Stumberg
house in Lafayette street was rented
for the home. Then, Nov. 1910, the
Ben R. Mayer home, 315 NorLh street,
was purehased for the permanent
Awaiting the enlargement, the lad
ies bought property on the corner of
Third and North streets and in the
town houses. accommodations can be
given to about forty young ladies.
The work of the board is to pro
vide conditions that make the young
ladies comfortable, home-like, and
safe, there beinig a matron employed,
who stays in the home.
Women and men of the town have
made this home possible by contribut
ing liberally to the starting and fur
nishing of the home, and now to the
fund to provide for the permanent
home. The members of the board
working most on the soliciting com
mittee were: Mmes. Ramires, Young
and Garig.
Some business concerns gave as
much as $500.00. Mr. Joe Gottlieb, in
memory of his son, I. H. Gottlieb, one
of our best boys who died in the ser·
vice, gave valuntarily the sum of $5,
The board of managers has been
enlarged from seven to twelve with
the following members: Mmes. W. C.
S Young, Joe Ramires, Geo. Garig, J. B..
Rucker, C. H. Stumberg, Joe Gottlieb,.
A. Doherty, and L. U. Babin, Misses.
Kate Koudert, Mitt Kleinpeter, Kath
erine Hill and Elizabeth Ogden.
Officers are: President, Mrs. Joe
Ramires; 1st vice president, Mrs. Joe
Gottlieb; 2nd vice president, Mrs. Geo.
Garig; secretary, Mrs. C. H. Stum
berg; treasurer, Mrs. L. U. Babin.
The past presidents have been Mrs. C.
H. Stumberg, Kate Koudert and W.
C. Young.
The name of the club was changed
and is now the "I. H. Gottlieb Mem
For three years and a half people
have contributed financially to this
undertaking and the ladies have workL
ed; their services have not been with
out labor but surely also not without
recompense for now the home is self
supporting as far as upkeep is con
"A man never notices how a woman
is dressed" one of the women com
plained to Barry Macollum, the char
acter actor. Mr. Macollum smiled
enigmatically as he made a reply:
"Oh, yes he does," he answered,
"but he is too polite to mention it."
Have you told your Buddy that the
Clean Up Squad is coming?

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