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U. D. C. DEPARTMENT
LOUISIANA DIVISION VETS OF THREE WAlS ENJOY BANQUET Veterans of tifree wars were enter tained at a banquet at the Elks Hall Wednesday evening. There were pres ent those who participated in thel Civil war, Spanish-American war, World war and Sons of Confederate veterans, the honored guests of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, of Monroe. Preparations have been made to en tertain a much larger number of vete rans, but owing to the inclemency of the weather several were prevented from participating in this delightful entertainment, where the grizzled veterans mingled with the officers of the local American Legion Post and enjoyed the appropriate vocal and instrumental music and brief address es of those in sympathetic accord with their views and ideals. Mrs. E. L. Owens, president of the Lee Memorial Association, acted as toastmistress, introd .cing the several speakers, who during the intermission between courses, discussed pertinent questions and extolled the splendid spirit which animated the veterans of all the wars in which the south par-, ticipated. As was truly said, the vet erans of the Civil war fought for a principle which they knew to be right, and their sons and grandsons but followed in the footsteps of "Dad" when they almost spontaneously res ponded to the call of duty in the world war. Rev. Wallace Clift was the first speaker, responding to the toast of the "Veterans" and delighted his hearers] by his appreciate remarks. Rabbi Merfeld was the next speaker and won much applause by his eloquence and patriotic expressions, not only in ref erence to the Veterans, but to Wood row Wilson, to whom he paid a tribute of sincere admiration. Mr. J. M. Breard, president of the Police. Jury, responding gracefully, expressed his pleasure at being pres ent and of the opportunity of "rubbing shoulders" with such splendid "bunch of fighters". Hon. O. C. Hawkins, responding to the toast of "Southern Women" in his delightful way, paid tribute to the emphasized the heroism,' unselfish service and sacrifice of the women of the South, not only in the wars in the far distant years, but the women who willingly and gladly saw their sons and brothers join the fighting millions who offered to sacrifice their precious lives for a principle dear to the hearts of patriotic men. Mr. Dawkins, al ways a pleasing speaker, grew eloquent in his remarks portraying the noble and inspiring self-sacrifice of the wom. en of the South; Mrs. W. B. Moore and Mr. and Mrs. George Love favored the veterans with several vocal selections, singing he old fashioned songs, which were applaud ed vigorously. Mrs. Harry Oliver gave two amusingly interesting read ings in her inimitable way, while Mrs. Dean Selig rendered selections on the violin, accompanied by Mr. Leon Ham mond. It was an evening of pleasure, where the memory of other days filled the hearts and mindis and stirred the emotions of those *resent. The decorations w&e beautiful, elict ing much favorable omment and menu excellent, served 'aultlessly. Those who labored so earnestly for the suc cess of the enertainment were: Committee on Arrangements-Mrs. H. C. Goodwin, chairman; Mrs. E. L. Owens, Mrs. A. G. Cook, Mrs. Joe Littlepage, Mrs. A. L. Brown, Mrs. Frank Kennedy, Mrs. S. S. Johnson, Mrs. O. C. Dawkins, Mrs. Joe Ren wick, Mrs. Osee W. Zeagler. The young ladies who served were: Miss Louise Littlepage, Miss Anna Summers Potts, Miss Elizabeth Owens, Miss Louise Jouvenat, Miss Nonie Godwin, Miss Geneva Poope, Miss Mary. Moffet. LOUISIANA DIVISION, U. D. C. Mrs. J. P. Higgins, of St. Louis, Mo., who was general chairman at the late convention, was a visitor to New Orleans, a guest of St. Charles Hotel and was graciously entertained by Mrs. Chas. Granger, at her home and by Mrs. Arthur Weher at lunch and by Mrs. Paul Marques at the Patio Royal. She expressed herself as de lighted with her visit to New Orleans, and appreciated highly the courtesies extended her. Henry Watkins Allen Chapter, of Baton Rouge, presented Miss Mattie B. McGrath, President of the ChapteP with a very handsome handbag, o Christmas, as a token of the esteem Sin which she is held by its members, ind I recognition of the work she has done for the chapter. Mrs. Charles Granger, chairman of the Book and Literature appeals to Chapters for good books, songs, etc. Ifor the Lorboune Library in Paris. The chairman thanks Mrs.' George Denegre for a beautiful edition of Gayarre's History of Louisiana, given in memory of her sister, Mrs. D. A. S. Vaught. S$ * The magnificient statue of Gen. Alfred Mounton, which was made in Europe, has reached New York, and will reach Louisiana in time to be placed on the monument at Lafayette, which will be unveiled on February 18th. All the Chapters of the state should bend every effort to contri bute to this grand work, which will be a lasting testimony of the devo tion and love of the Daughters of the Confederacy for the men who suffered and lost their lives for the Southern cause. Many of the Chapters are coming forward with contributions. New Orleans Chapter has just filled its pledge of $50.00 to the cause; through Mrs. Arthur Weber, $37.00 has been secured; Henry Watkins Allen Chap. ter, $10.00, and others are sending in. The Division hopes to pay the entire cost of the monument at an early date. -0-- LOUISIANA U. D. C's. ENTERTAIN AT THEIR USUAL CHRIST MAS FEAST. On December 28th, the annual Christmas Feast was given by the Louisiana Division, U. D. C., at the Soldier's Home. The affair was one of the finest ever given by the Daugh ters. Forty-nine Confederate veterans, some with faltering steps and others confined to their chairs, all entered into' the spirit of the festivities pre pared for them by all the chapters over the state. In the spacious dining room which was decorated with holly and ivy, a sumptuous dinner was served, con sisting of chicken, candied sweet po tatoes, celery salad, country pre. serves, home-made cake and' other delicapies., t,,i t11i !mYn11nti * rbee tbia bed ridden and infirm are confined, gifts were distributed to each old veteran and Mrs. Rytiak, who is always so willing to lend her beautiful voice to the veterans, sang "Dixie" which brought cheers from the feeble old men. In the hall, a program was render ed consisting of short talks, songs and recitations. The speakers includ ed Gen. A. B. Booth, Gen. George Tichenor, Col. T. Lewis and J. H. Griffith. Mrs. Arthur Weber, president of the division, presided, and gave a message from Miss Mattie B. Me Grath, who annually attends the Christmas Feast, expressing her re grets at not being with them. The veterans gave a loud cheer to "Miss Mattie McGrath." Following the program gifts were distributed from the beautiful Christ mas tree, including, pipes, tobacco, gloves, pencils, pen knives and candy. The chairmen of the various com. mittees were: Mrs. Feeny-Rice, gen eral chairman entertainment; Mrs. J. J. Ritayik, dining room; Mrs. Prud homme, Infirmary; Mrs. Charles Granger, library. JOANNA WADDILL CHAPTER. The regular monthly meeting of the Joanna Waddill Chapter, U. D. C., was held at the Woman's Club House on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. L. U. Babin, president, presided over the meeting, all business being attended to. The Chapter expressed deepest thanks and appreciation for the gift of $100 from Mr. 'Rafe Mayer with which to buy books for the library. Several communications were read of interest to the Chapter. It was decided to have the Lee Annual celebration on Thursday, Jan uary 19th, on which' occasion an ap propriate program will be presented. Miss Maude Parke of Hasting, Neb. presented to the Chapter plans for the National Memorial School for ex iservice men and their children to be erected in the United States. The following committee was ap pointed to represent the Chapter: Mrs. J. St. Clair Favrot, Mrs. W. S. Cushman, Mrs. J. W. Robertson, Mrs. F. G. Clark and Mrs. Lee R. Harris. After the regular business session, a splendid program was rendered uon Sder the direction of Mrs. Favrot. Songs--Miss Beverly Favrot ac Icompanied by Miss Fa·qie Tarver. Dance-Little Miss Hlittle Mildred r Hill. Readings-Miss Edna Arnold. Talk-Mrs. John 0. Flautt, of Iemphis, Tenn. Special guests at the meeting were: Irs. John Flautt of Memphis, Miss Maude Ps. of Nebraska, Mrs. Ada Sanders, Truss Fannie Tarver, Miss Beverly Favrot, Mrs. Kontner, Miss Edna Arnold and Hattie Mildred Hill. ----o--" CONFEDERATE VETERANS ARE ENTERTAINED One of the annual affairs of Joanna Waddill Chitpter is the banquet comp limentary to the Confederate veter ans. December the 28th is the date chosen for these receptions held at the Mayer hotel, with Miss Belle Scarborough of the hotel force who is a member of the chapter taking a special interest and contributing per sonally in every respect toward the success of the occasion. The tables were tastefully arranged in red and white carnations and tiny flags in pretty effect. A sumptuous feast was served and thoroughly en-. j6yed by those who surrounded the festive board. Mrs. L. U. Babin, president of the Chapter, acted as toastmistress and spoke of how happy an occasion this was for the Chapter and called upon several to speak. Among them was Mrs. Ada Sanders, a special guest, who responded expressing her pleas ure in being present and in helping to honor Confederate Veterans. Mr. St. Clair Favrot, representing the Sons of Veterans, was called upon and pake of the work of the Daughters and Sons for the Veterans and south ern history. Mr. John C. Seaman enswered for the veterans in an ele gant manner. Oneof the pleasures on this occa sion was the representation of $100 to the Chapter from Mr. Rafe Mayer, his year's salary as police juror, to be used for the purchase of books for the library. Those enjoying this very dleightful affair were: Messrs. John Bovard, Lea Stewart, Frank Poucelvert, Wil liam Lake, John C. Seaman, John Schroeder, L. B. Landry, J. Hill, J. Y. Milton, F. M. Sterwart, St. Clair Favrot, acting adjutant of Camp No. 17, and Mmes. Ada' Sanders, L. U. Babin, A. G. Grant, J. D. Bogan, St. Clair Favrot, B. F. Waddill, F. Spencer, Thos Krementy, D. A. Miller, 'A. P. Miller, J. S. J. Otto, A. L. Dreher Lee R. Harris, Miss W. Costello and N. Osterberger.., m, / Theo limit & i a arge were: Mms. .S. D., Bogan and A P. Miller. MEETING NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER, U. D. C. Charges of discontent among the veterans at the Soldiers' Home were made by the several members at a meeting of New Orleans Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, in Memorial Hall Monday afternoon. Resolution advocating a letter noti fying the home board of discontent among the veterans and lack of a channel for redress was offered but' not put. Members expressed the opinion that action on this matter should come preferably from the Lou. ,siana division of the U. D. C. "Many of the old men at the home are beginning to look upon it as a prison," said Mrs. H. Soyster. "They are kept on the grounds for thirty days for the least little thing, and I have heard one old man cry bitterly abo'at it." ~everal members said they are fre qumnt visitors to the home and have heard no complaints. The chapter will celebrate the birthday of General Rebert E. Lee with a program at Memorial Hall the evening of January 19, when it is expected the dedication of a light in memory of the late Mrs. D. A. S. Vaught will be a feature. Mrs. J. W. Ritayek, Mrs. Nathan Coleman and Mrs. Lagroue are among those on the program.. Other local U. D. C. chap ters and Confederate organizations are invited. The sending of Warm clothing to seven families and of Christmas cards and checks to ten daughters and sis ters of Confederate veterans, and pro. vision of three veteran's,.widows with warm underclothing were among ac. tivities of the relief committee re ported by Miss Lise Allain. Members were urged to contribute to the fund for the monument to Gen eral Mouton at Lafayette, which it is hoped will be completed by his birth day, February 18. Reservations for the "get together" :U. D. C. luncheon in the Oriental Restaurant in St. Charles Wednes day, January 25, may be made through Mrs. Arthur Weber, state president, or Mrs. J. H. Page. To raise funds for the state con vention in New Orleans in May, the chapter will entertain at a boat ride on February 24. Henry Watkins Allen Chapter, U. D. C., was Very active in its charit SOCIETY Mrs. A. F. Briggs has returned to per home at Hot Springs, Ark., after visit of several weeks to her daugh -er, Mrs. J. Y. Sanders, Jr. *$$ Mrs. Clara LaPlace of New Orleans, was called here on Wednesday by the Death of her sister Mrs. R. Swart. *4* Mrs. Julius Levy and daughter Rhea and son Marion, spent Christ mas in New Orleans. *** Mrs. Lep Wolf of Pensacola, Flori. da, is the guest of Mrs. Julius Levy. *** The friends of Mrs. Robt. Mays of Rosedale will regret to learn of her illness. She is now at St. Mary San itarium. *** Mrs. Cothern and daughter, Mrs. Jewell Cothern have returned from a three weeks visit to relatives in De Ridder, La. *** Mrs. Robert Mays, Jr. of Shreve port, is visiting in this city, the guest of her parents Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Perkins. Mrs. T. M. Hunter of Beaumont, Texas, is being warmly welcomed by her many friends in this city. She is the guest of Mrs. S. S. Dobrowolski. *** Mrs. W. A. Peterman of Franklin is the guest of Mrs. W. A. Clarke. *** Miss Ethel Schwartz of New Or leans is visiting her sister Mrs. I. J. Mendlesohn. *** Miss Anna Foos of Springfield, Ohio, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Foos. *** Mrs. W. T. Parker of High Point, N. C., has reached here to spend the remainder of the winter. *** Mrs. H. K. Strickland is entertain ing her sister, Mrs. George Zoer of Crowley. Mr. and Mrs. A. Miles Coe spent several days this week in New Or. leans: Mr. L. .U. Babin left Wednesday to attend the Kiwanis convention in St. Louis in company of Dr. Dodson will visit Columbia University and will take in several other points .of interest during hid absence. ELKS DANCE. The Elks will give a dance on Jan uary 20th which promises to be one of the most elegant of the season. The Louisiana Jazzers will furnish the music for the occasion and the lady friends of the Elks are looking forward with much pleasure to the affair. CLEARANCE SALE. There has been a big clearance sale all week at Sommers' and will be continued through Friday and Satur day. Remarkable bargains are to be found on sale as room must be made for the new stock which is arriving daily. The daintiest lines of spring silk dresses, elaborately embroidered and embellished, for ladies and misses were received during the week. These bewitching frocks will go rapidly as they are in the "top notch" of style. Get your choice before they are pick ed over. BATON F'JUGE ENJOYS rXCELLENT CONCERTS Mr. J. Snee has the thanks of the entire community for bringing three magnificent musical concerts to Bat.. on Rouge. The first of the series was Florence Macbeth the noted vocalist, and the highest praise has been given her by the large audience present on that occasion. The next attraction able work before Christmas. Five dollars was given to the Christmas seal fund; five dollars to the Good Fellows: played Santa Claus to a lit tle girls Besides a beautiful silk handkerchief and a Christmas card was sent to every veteran in the par ish and a large box containing many useful gifts was sent to/Mr. Sam Hall, an old veteran at the Soldiers' Home, a protege of the chapter. A letter of deep appreciation for the gift has been received by the donors from Mr. Hall. ---o-- POSTPONED. The meeting of Henry Watkins Al ien Chapter, U. D. C., has been post poned from next week to some time in February, owing to the death of Mrs. R. Swart, a charter member of the chapter. Mrs. W. E. Singletary, Mrs. Chas. Roseman and Mrs. John Laycoek will be hostesses of this meeting. will be the famous Cincinnati Sym phony Orchestra, which is world-re nowed and to which the entire com munity is looking forward to with great interest. Baton Rouge is certainly becoming a musical center and are securing at. tractions which have never before ap. peared in a city the size of Baton Rouge. -o PROUD OF THEIR COLORS Nicholson Post, American Legion of Honor, has received a silver band for its flag pole from the National order. Every post are exhibiting their ban ners at the National convention and is awarded this honor. Mr. Ben Wilson representing the Nicholson Post at tended the National convention at Kansas City, carrying the flag, and in consequence the post was awarded a silver band which has been placed on the flag pole of the Post. A large delegation numbering about 25 members of the American Legion of Houma, La., will reach here on Sunday, for the purpose of looking over the Community Club, swimming pool and pavilion, and other attrac tions with a view of building some thing similar in the city of Houma. The delegaton wll be met by a commit tee of Legion men of Baton Ronuge and will be conducted over the build ings and grounds. At a meeting of Nicholson Post held last night, plans were made for the convention to be held here this - year. The members are enthusiastic :in regard to the convention and hope to make it one of the best conventions ever held by the Legion. THE "GOOD FELLOWS." In Baton Rouge each year around Christmas time the "Good Fellows" are in evidence, perhaps not visible, but it is known that they are present . from their deeds. f Ever since 1914 when the State Times extended its invitation to the "Good Fellows" they have repeated it their annual visit until now Christmas I would' not be Christmas in Bator Rouge without them. This year two hundred and fifty ;o children were the recipients of Santa n Claus gifts from "Good Fellows" whc n would otherwise have done without, d Great: joy is afforded in being a "Good , Fellow". arid likewise it is a pleasant idsk fbr the ladies to work for them, This year the general committeE was composed of Mrs. Joe Ramires chairman; Mrs. L. U. Babin, secre 1- tary; Miss Ella I. Graham, treasurer ie Mrs. W. C. Young in charge of Santa . Claus packages; Mrs. J. A. Tucker ir h charge of purchasing; Miss KatherinE e Doherty in charge of investigating g committee and Mrs. Geo. Foos it re harge of Christmas tree committee Many ladies gave their services in of flee work buying things, investigat. Ing, wrapping packages, delivering packages and decorating. For the le past three years, besides the Santa S'.laus visit from "Good Fellows" t, r- :he homes of the children, a beauti e ful Christmas tree is fixed up for le them in the Community Club. For g two years the "Good Fellows" and the Knights of Columbus, who give a k Christmas tree annually to the or. d phans of two homes in the city, use s the same tree and the two commit e tees decorate jointly, making work s and expense less with better effect. Red Cross headquarters are also .headquarters for these workers of the "Good Fellows" and Christmas 1921 was made happier to many, both those receiving and to those giving S because there were "Good Fellows." SPORD TO HELP The business genius of Henry Ford has been volunteered to transmute the relatively untouched natural re. sources of the South into the gold of solid achievement. The creative e genius of Thomas Edison underwrites s the colossal material assets of the other "high adventurer." We are not acquainted with the k minutiae of detail involved in the, SFord offer for Muscle Shoals. Mr. ,Ford has usually been most liberal Siq, his business offers and has not been I, inclined to haggle over a few dollars. We are, on the other hand, most in Stimately advised as to the repeated efforts of more or less responsible people, some styling themselves ex perts, to deride and belittle the whole Muscle Shoals development. The pub lic over and over again was given to understand that the appropriations .for Muscle Shoals represented noth .ing more than a bold raid on the e Treasury, that it never could and f never should be made to amount to f anything; that at best it was but r, junk and that the Government would a be lucky it it got back any part at Sall of the millions it had expended, But no soonerdid Mrfl Ford suggest that if the property was worthless to the Government it was worth a great ian . millions to him, which he was preprped to pay, than a great cry of protest rose to high Heaven. We be lieve that it will require considerably more logic and considerably better arithmetic than have yet appeared to convince the people of the United States that the Government, in any fairness whatever, either to itself or to the taxpayers, can decline the Ford proposal. It may be argued with power that it would be of advantage to the whole United States, and not to the South only, were Mr. Ford permitted to un dertake his plans even if he were not in a position to pay ip cash a single penny for the Muscle Shoals property. He is prepared to undertake a devel opment which is incomparable in its magnitude. He plans in millions not in millions of dollars but in mil lions of men--WORK for a million men. He visions an industrial crea tion which would appear to be absurd were it not for the fact that accomp. lishment almost equally great he has already achieved. If he is able to get but half of the million horsepower he hopes to obtain and is able, therefore, to give employment to but half a mil lion men, still that in itself would be an achievement to amaze and educate the world. Mr. Ford estimates that as a re sult of his operations at Muscle Shoals he will b; able to revolutionize agriculture in the South. He fore shadows the upbuilding of a variety of manufacttIring enterprises, including production cf aluminum on a huge scale, and promises to upbuild in the environs of the power-development an industrial area that, if his plans are carried out, would quite obviously riv al any similar area n any other place .n the face of the earth. Mr. Ford intimates that there is much he can teach the South, to the South's great benefit. Wo do not doubt it. He has taught the North, andl the industry of the whole world, many things. His peculiarities are various. His ignorance on some sub jects is astounding. But in the bal ance scales his eccentricities are as nothing compared with the things he is able to achieve. The world is in terested in his merits, not his de metits: The future belongs to the South. It is not remarkable that a man of SMr. Ford's magnitude has foreseen it. Power 1t the open sesame in modern development. "White coal" is power. The Southern Power Company has just announced that it will begin the construction at once of two great new 'water.power plants, in the caro linas, one' at Great Falls, with a mix imum capacity of 60,000 horse power; the:other at Mountain Island on the Catawba River, with a maximum ca pacity of 80,000 horse power. South ern rivers, year-round reservoirs of perpetual power, are being harnessed up,.. in increasing number and volume. The example of what has been done, when accentuated by the enormous project of Foid at Muscle Shoals, will hot only induce other developments in all parts of the South, but, as with the power of a vast magnet, will draw to the South innumerable manufact. uring plants of all sorts. The whole South ought to get be. hind Mr. Ford, and Mr. Edison with him, and assist to the uttermost to see ~that he gets Muscle Shoals. The investment will be worth incompar ably more under private than under public ownership, and worth incom parably more under Ford direction, 'we believe, than under any other di rection. While we believe that Mr. Ford is fundamentally wrong in a number of things he does and says, there is none who can challenge the actuality of his achievements. A man who dreams dreams, ie has the ability and the resources to make the real. The coming of Ford to the South, with the vast enterprise he contemplates, would . mean ainfiaitely more in the immediate industrial de. velopment of the South than anything else that can possibly happen. It would be an event of world renown, and in its influence on opinion, on faith in the South and as a stimulus to greater effort on the part of all the forces now working for development in the South, it would exert a power illimitable. The South must by all means take advantage of this opportunity.--Man. ufacturer's Record. Round the world in 408 nours, at a cost of $3,500, will soon be possible by connecting up different aerial routes. The usual time for the trip by land and water is reckoned at six ty days. Aged only ten, Rose Reeve, of London, Ontario, has passed examina tions qualifying her to enter the uni versity. : During a dense London fog there is as much as 200 tons of soot suspended in the eir overhead.