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CO EDS' PART AT L. S. U.
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when others are admitted to member
ship in the winter term. As 10 points
earned by hiking, bicycling, or taking
part in final match games, are requir
ed for membership, it can be seen that
the one hundred is an athletic bunch.
The purpose of the Athletic Asso
ciation is to promote athletics, to cre
ate a love of sports and to foster the
ideal of good sportsmanship. Its
sports are so varied that every mem
ber may come to the front in one or
more. Volley ball, basket ball, base
ball, tennis, track, hiking, bycycling,
and the keeping of hygiene cards, fur
nish a sport and a means of keeping
strong and healthy, all the year round.
W. A. A. members, with invited co
eds who are not members, go on fre
quent hikes and "weiner" roasts
throughout the year. At the W. A. A.
cabin on the Perkins road, generously
loaned to the association by a Baton
Rouge man, week end parties are held
often. The cabin is screened and is
completely equipped for camping, and
the parties at W. A. A. cabin are
without doubt ranked among the so
cial events of the University calen
A product of the W. A. A. is the
"L" Club, composed of all W. A. A.
members who have "L" sweaters, by
having earned 125 points. It usually
requires from three to four years to
attain membership in the "L" Club
and represents the highest honor a
coed may attain in sports.
The religious organizations of the
L. S. U. have kept pace with the oth
ers. Y. W. C. A. meets every Monday
night for a short program. Some
times these programs consist of mu
sic and talks by the members them
selves; often interesting speakers
take part in the program.
The Catholic Coed Club is affiliated
with the National Council of Catholic
Women, with a right to representa
tion at its national meeting, held an
nually in Washington. It endeavors
to promote social welfare and educa
All of the coeds are members of
the Coed Club, which has its own
officers, is self-governing, and makes
the rules governing the conduct of the
coeds. At the head is the Student
Council, composed of class representa
tives and one member at large, to at
tend to the cheer leader to lead them
in cheers and songs at the football
games. At the L. S. U.-Tulane game
in New Orleans in 1919, the coeds
were grouped in one section, and led
by their cheer leader, backed the TI
ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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__________________From left to right: Hill Mtemorial,Chemistry Building, Fields' Building.
gers to the last. At a recent pep
meeting, Coach Branch Bocock prais
ed the spirit of the coeds and said
they had at times out-cheered the
men students. With better cheers
and songs than ever before, the co
eds have attended in a body both
games played this season on State
Field and have literally "stayed with
Much space is being given in the
newspapers to criticism of colleges
and universities, that they turn out
women graduates who know nothing
of the fundamentals of making a
home. This could not hold true of L.
S. U. Here each coed is required to
do at least one year's work in the
home economics department before
receiving her degree, and many are
specializing in home economics. In
this course, every phase of home
management is covered.
The newest feature to this splendid
department, is the model home which
the class of household management is
furnishing, and which the class will
occupy the entire spring term. The
class will do all the work, the prepar
ing and serving of properly balanced
meals, the entire management of the
The coeds, however, are not confin
ing themselves to this department.
The spring of 1922 will see one wom
i an student graduating from the law
school; several coeds have enrolled
and successfully finished the auto me
chanics course; and several have tak
en courses in the agricultural and in
the sugar chemistry colleges.
A story on the coeds' activities
I would be lacking if no mention were
made of Coed Cottages This is the
one building on the campus that is
wholely for the coeds. It contains an
" attractively furnished living room
where the coed Honor Council and va
- rious coed organizations have their i
I meetings. It is fitted up with a rest
room, a lunch room, and a kitchen
ette. In Coed Cottage is also housed 1
- the office of the dean of women, the
i coeds' advisor. The cottage was done,
over in the past summer and is now
a delightful place and is much used
and appreciated by the coeds.
And so the story goes. There are
5 hardly any activities in the Universi
t ty that the coeds do not take an im
9 portant part in and make better for
a their being members. They are part
land parcel of the University, and a
o sight of these bustling, animated co-:
e eds, simply makes you GLAD-and
e here we are at the beginning of this
e CO-EDUCATION IS
URGED BY WOMAN
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s during many years, rather than on
1 any theoretical consideration. Men'
e an' women must have equally good
opportunities and the great cost of
d higher education will always prevent
e duplication of institutions on equal
and adequate scale. If duplicated, the
I- institution for women is sure to be
t. the weaker, and the education of wom
I- en will suffer correspondingly.
W "(Signed) E. A. BIRGE, President
"State Univ. of Wisconsin."
If you recall, Radcliff College, an
E- addenda to Harvard, is far below the
n standard of Harvard; so it is with ev
ery.woman's school where it is in con
s nection with state schools for men.
Ie I am enclosing letters which I have
le sent out to every State Uniwvaity,
is State Agricultural and Mechanical
a College, and College for Mines. In all
on the 48 states, I find only 4 Universities
maintained by state funds which are ii
not co-educational. a
I should be very much grieved to a
see our State University take such a a
I backward step as to close its doors b
to women just because they are wom- v
!.en. I might possibly see the virtue p
i of separation of the boys and girls in A
I the junior high schools, for there is
no question that our high school girls p
e and boys are our present problem and t
even then I believe when you empha- p
- size "sex" in your great educational (i
r scheme, you tread on very dangerous I
t. grounds, for the psychology of sug- I
a :restion is very great. 1
: I thank you for bearing with this:
d long dessertation, but I do feel so t
s keenly on this matter, and I do so (
regret to see a woman's journal ad-i
vocate closing the doors of any ed
ucational institute, or any opportunity
which is offered men, or women be
cause of "sex."
Looking forward to seeing yqi at
nI the convention I am,
n' A. W. WILKINSON.
,f In addition to the above a self-ex
it planatory letter follows:
! Shreveport, La., Oct. 29, 1921.
ie Dr. Francisco Yares, Ass't Director,'
)e Pan-American Union, Care Hotel
I- Grunewald, New Orleans, La.
My dear Sir-I have just mailed
it you a letter in which I have asked for
." your observations and opinion of co
in education in Universities. I am now
et writing to you a personal letter with
v- a direct personal appeal. I trust I
r- am not asking something that is not
heartily in accordance with your views
re and desires.
y During the recent sitting of the
al Constitutional Convention in Locisi
ill ana, in which I was a member, there
es was an effort made to have written
into the New Constitution of the State be
'a provision that women should not be
admitted to the Greater Agricultural op
and Mechanical College, which is to, bh
be built in the very near future, and sti
- which will be an extension of the wE
present Louisiana State University'
i Agricultural and Mechanical College. ho
I made a successful fight against the me
prohibitive provision being written in- se
I to the Constitution, but only on the
ground that it was a matter to be
1 decided by the Legislature, or the'
s Board of Directors of the University. P
-'Had the matter not been thrown out
by virtue of this fact, I do not doubtl
s but the effort to keep women out of e,
o the new college would have succeed-,.
o ed. !:
I- I am writing to ask that, should S
I- this matter of co-education come up 1
.y for discussion in your Convention to b
- e held in New Orleans Nov. 7-8, that c
i you speak for, and use your influence e
it to have State Universities continue as i
in the past to admit women on the c
same footing as men. I fail to see
the justice and fairness in excluding t
K- women from entrance to State Uni
versities, when the taxes paid by wom- I
1. en form a part of the finances with <
ir,' which the University i maintained.
;el Life is a joint job fo men and for -
women. If the State is mutual un
ed' derstanding of friends. ,nd men and
or women are not educaL,. to see things
o- from the viewpoint of citizens and
)w friends, but from the masculine view
th: point and the feminine viewpoint, I
I can not see how women, as citizens,
oot can function to the best of their ability
ws The day is past when men and wom
en of University age can not be ed
,he ucated together, but must be separat
isi- ed and taught according to their sex.
are I feel sure as a progressit'e educator,
ten that my viewpoint in this matter must
be yours also.
I shall greatly appreciate your co
operation in this matter. It will be a
blow to Louisiana if its greatest in
stitution takes such a step back.
Thanking you for your support and
hoping that it may be possible for
me to be present at some of your
session, I am,
Most sincerely yours,
Shreveport, La., Oct. 31, 1921.
President Washington University, St.
The state of Louisiana is about to
establish a Greater Agricultural and
Mechanical College which will be an
extension of the present Louisiana
State University and A. and M. Col
lege. At present the plan seems to
be against making the new institution
co-educational in character but, rath
er, to co-ordinate two institutions, tak
ing all of the agricultural and me.
chanical features for the men's col
e*e and leaving the present Universi
ty site for women.
- I am representing the interest of
the young women of the State in an
. effort to have the Greater Agricultur
al and Mechanical College open to
r both men and women, and am writing
;- to ask if you will advise me with re
d gard to your experience as well as
s your observation in the matter of co
d educational institutions. In my opin.
r- ion it is unfair to deny to women the
I same educational advantages accord
s, ed to men. In presenting this phase of
yy the matter to the legislature, I would
a- like the opinions of leading authorities
d- all over the country.
1t- Will yoc be kind enoegh to let me
'x. hear from you in this matter at your
,r, earliest convenience ?
st MRS. J. D. WILKINSON.
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