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Woman's enterprise. (Baton Rouge, La.) 1921-19??, November 18, 1921, Image 18

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Some clear November morning,
when walls seem confining and there
is that snap in the air that compels
the spirit out of doors, and gives one
that delicious, blithsome feeling that
it's a good old world, pull on a heavy
sweater and take a walk to the cam
pus of Louisiana State University.
There's life for you-youth and col
or and movement and pep-oh, it's a
bonny morning, and the adjectives
will come to your tongue in a flurry
and trip and become tangled and end
in one sensation of good feeling and
fun and work-but if you try to de
fine that sensation, you'll find the
words tumbling over one another
again, and you'll simply look on and
feel glad.
The bugle, sounding for the end of
the class hour, has just blown, and
across the campus in all directions
are hurrying co-eds and men students,
but your eyes will follow the co-eds i
in their gay tams and sweaters, mak
ing splashes of color and life against 1
the st I old campus. You've been
told that there are more than four !
times as many men students as girls, I
but watching these girls, brimming 1
with life and energy, you'll feel that
they are an integral and important
part of the University. that they per
meate and color the whole atmosphere
and activity of University life. 1
And you won't be wrong. For there t
is the secret of co-education at Louis- t
lana State University, that the coeds a
have so thoroughly made themselves r
a part of the University without
thinking of that splendid body of g
It has not always been so. Though a
the Louisiana State University has f
been in existence, under different
names and originally in Pineville, La., c
since 1860, women have attended the c
University only since 1904. The first n
year only one woman student was en- a
r ýled, but the succeeding years c
wrought a few ipore, and since then, in s
spite of the prejudice against women n
coming to the State University, more C
and more have come. Nineteen hun
dred and twenty-one brings 203 wo- a
men to the University, and a strong- cl
er, more united organization could not ii
be found. In a very few years, the n
women have attained an equality with el
the men in almost every phase of Uni- v
versity life. tl
Self-expression - the opportunity dl
and the encouragement of it-is prob
ably the greatest factor in making the A
coeds like the University. There is a b;
place for every talent, singing, acting, p
athletics, writing, religious work, or si
any other natural bent. That all the tl
coeds have clearly defined natural ti
bents or purposes is probably on ac- c4
count of the high order of intelli- n
gence and culture they represent. Be- tl
cause Louisiana has not yet reached a
the state where as many of its women
rg, as men attend college, the girl, in or
ere der to come to college, necessarily has
els to be brighter proportionately, than
me her brother, and when coeds do assem
iat ble at the University, there has al-1
vy ways been a siftifig process that
m- leaves only the finest.
Live organizations, by which is
ol- meant organizations which function
a and mean something real to the co
res eds, that have a strictly coed mý'm-i
ry bership, are the Semi Chorus, the'
nd Tigerette Quartet, the Women's Ath
nd letic Association, the "L" Club, the
le- Y. W. C. A., the Catholic Co:rd Ciub,
he the Coed Club, and Theta Sigma Sig-'
er ma, the women's professional journ
nd alism fraternity. The UnivtrsiLty
Chorus, the Dramatic Club, and Mlu
of Sigma Rho, the honorary hiturK:cal
rd fraternity, are composed of both men
ns and women students, but in all tiiree
ts, organizations, the coeds form almost
ds half of the membership.
k- The Semi Chorus, under the direc
st tion of Prof. H. W. Stopher, director;
;n of the department of music, was or-!
ir ganized in 1919-20, and from the first
s, has had the hearty endorsement of
ig the coed body. It has been a source
t of pleasure and recreation to its mn m
1t bers and to all who hear it. It hLas
r- appeared on numerous public occas
re ions in Baton Rouge, in churches, in
Philharmonic orchestra concerts at
re the Community Club, in neighboring
. towns, in chapel at the University,
is and with the Glee Club, furnishes the
s music at the annual commencement.'
t Within the Semi Chorus is the Ti
f gerette Quartet, which has sung at
Rotary and Kiwanis Club luncheons,
h at chapel, and in concerts given away
s from the University.
t The University Chorus, which is the
central musical organization, is a full
e chorus of men and women and f£r
t nishes the music at the most import
- ant of University affairs and at the
's commencement programs. Member- 1
n ship in the Semi Chorus and the
n men's Glee Club, is drawn from the 1
e Chorus. a
- A number of coeds, as well as men,
are members of the Philharmonic Or- 1
chestra, which gave its first concerts i
t in the winter of 1921. Besides these i
e musical organizations, many coeds are a
h enrolled in the music department, for c
- voice, piano, or violin lessons, so that i
the musical side of coed life is well i
, developed. I
In the session 1919-20, the Women's c
e Athlectic Association was organized J t
a by Miss Florence Smith, director of i
, physical training for women, and I
r since then has proved to be one of c
e the most popular and active organiza- t
I tions on the campus. One hundred i
- coeds, including associate and active
- members, made up the association at t
- the beginning of the 1921-22 session,.
I and this number will be increased I
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There loomed on the campus on
Feb. 6, 1920, a co-ed organization, the tl
Women's Athletic Association, better p
known as W. A. A. Few co-eds six ti
years ago, would have dreamed that a1
the fair damsels would don bloomers
and hit the athletic trail. But thislel
was the first sign that the co-eds gave T
they were interested in athletics. And oi
from this organization there has been IV
devolped among the co-eds that spirit
so necessary to Democracy, it has tE
developed initiative, and given every ti
girl a chance to show others what she ni
is made of. Through W. A. A. the w
purpose of the association has been T
carried out which is proven by the fact tl
that eighty per cent of the co-ed body ai
has membership in W. A. A. The oi
purpose is: To promote athletics, ri
create a love of sports, and to foster ai
the ideal of good sportsmanship which M
is in the hearts of every member. E
The organization started through ai
the efforts and help of Miss Florence ni
Smith, physical directress, and Mrs.
E. S. Tucker, dean of women. W. A. s(
A. has had three presidents: Eliza.- Si
beth Blain 1920, Margaret Gladney A
1921, both well known Baton Rouge or
girls, and Annie Mae Fuller the pres- a
ent president, all of whom have given
their hearts to W. A. A. gi
The organization has an executive w
board which is the governing body. n
This board consists of the heads of
sports and officers and has proven a
great help.
The new members are required ten w
points for admission, which may be St
gained by hiking, bicycling, making ki
teams, squads or keeping hygiene fr
cards. cc
There is a social side and especially ct
at Goat time. Ask some of the rid- ac
ers of the goats and see their faces ac
shine at the fond remembrance of er
that fatal night. Each new group is
required to give a stunt and bring to
specified articles for admission. to
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The constitution was gotten up by
the constitutional committee an )
printed'in book form. The constitu·
tion is now being revised to meet a
larger need. ,
The W. A. A. has tak n a vnm, '
ent part in the high srhIl -.
The various members have an;i :.
officials in girls' athleics a::-::
Miss Smith.
There are four spnrts, b.rse' al,
tennis, basket hall, vol! 'y ball aRld
track. In each secti,,n a busin~ss
manager and captain are el.e.ted
which have charge of sec:t;nal ganm,.
Those members of teams payving in
the final games receive nc:m,- orc;
and for successive years bar. For,
one hundred twenty-five points, ti;,
'right to wear the L is won. Th.cre
are four wearers of the L at prec nt:
Margaret Postell, Rutl;ne Wr'i ht.
Eleanor Ott, and Helen Hucks. There
are about six others, who have over
ninety points up to the present date.
The organization has broadened it
self by sending two delegates, Grace
Stunts and Margaret Gladney to the:
A. C. A. C. W. which is the national
organization and puts W. A. A. on
a higher plane.
The organization is preparing to
give a vaudeville the money of which 4
will aid in sending delegates to the
next conference in- April.
A visit to this place at any time
will find it filled with a crowd; tables
surrounded by old and young who
know that the coolest and most re
freshing drinks are served; delicious
confections of all kinds can be se
cured, where courteous treatment is
accorded every one and where music
adds to the enjoyment of its custom
We recommend this popular resort
to the citizens of Baton Roug2 and
to all visitors to the Capital City.
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The o este an. d has made t
iore" ish itieit up to date in ev- ti
w at anal deserves the patronage of If
lthe public. s,
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The above is the bread that made
Wolfe's bakery famous. "U Want ce
More" is familiar to every family in ri
Baton Rouge. ti
Other kinds of products such as h
Brown bread, Rye Bread, Cakes, Pies, p
etc., can always be found fresh from de
the oven.
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The impression prevails in some
minds that Woman's Enterprise is op.
posed to co-education when in fact its
columns are simply open to discussion
pro and con of all public matters.
This paper maintains strict neutrality
on the subject-only demanding that
the historical grounds and building be
preserved and put to some good use
and not be left to decay and become
the abode of rats and bats. Articles
on the subject of co-education were
commcnications from pens of con.
tributors and not editorial expressions.
Having published several advocating
the severance of sex for educational
purposes we now present a strong ar
gument in favor of co-operative edu
cation from the pen of that distin
guished lady, Mrs. J. D. Wilkinson,
member of the late Constitutional
Shreveport, La., Nov. 1, 1921.
Miss Mattie B. McGrath, Baton
Rouge, La.
SDear Miss McGrath-I am indeed
sorry to see as an editorial in the
Woman's Enterprise as favorable to
the establishment of a Woman's Col
le'ge in Baton Rouge, in the old L. S.
U. bcildings, which of course means
that the new Greater Agricultural
and Mechanical College now in course
of construction will not admit women.
I have never been able to cnderstand
why boys should be educated to view
life from the standpoint of a male,
and women educated to see things, life
particularly, thru feminine eyes, when
they are called on to face life's issues
together. I can not see how a state
can appease its conscience, accepting
taxes from women to maintain an in
stitute, and refuse admittance to those
very same women on the ground of
Agricultural is p very popular and
successful profession among the wom
en of Louisiana. It is no longer a
rare instance to hear or see women
engaged in cattle raising, all kinds
of agricultural pursuits. At the
Louisiana State Fair now in progress
here, a girl from Morehouse Parish,
won the grand championship for pig,
being member of the boy's pig club.
During the Constitutional Conven
tion I was successfcl in preventing it
f being written into the new Constitu
ation that women should not be admit.
- ted into the Greater Agricultural Col
f lege. This telegram I received in an
swer to my inquiry of the Wisconsin
State University as to their attitude
toward co-education:
"Co-education is regarded in Wis
tconsin as the economical, natural, and
Sreasonable way of giving equal educa
tion to college men and women. We
Shad it here for fifty years and no one
proposes to abandon it. Our conAf
i dence in it rests on its proved success
(Continued on Page Three)

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