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(• . CLUB ACTIVITIES IN MONROE re Department Club Meeting w The Department Club held a most s enthusiastic meeting Monday aftei, Le fnoon in the council chamber of tl be 'City Hall. The chairmen from the o various tepartmerty handed in their rel reports. Mrs. Grey, chairnan of the ane educational department, gave a highly e satisfactory talk and Mrs. Dan Mc- 1 Cranie, chairman of the art and musj- dre tal department, was a most interest- ýPo ing talker. Members of the Business dar and Professional Women's Club sent es' in a request that each member of the cal Department Club pledge themselves anc not to shop .aft r 6 p. m, during the me: 'holiday rush. 'hAis movement,will be bf a great benefit to the clerks in par the different stores. The ilterary de- sho parment held a meeting directly after cles he general meeing in the same place, the Mrs. D. M. Sholars presiding. A very sue instructive talk was afforded the club on Parliamentary Law, by Mr. Fred Hudson. Miss Lida St. Claire Benton T is a very magnetic speaker and has a opel choice of beautiful English at her uar command. Her subject furnished much g p food for thought and was of keen in- D terest to her liseners. chai corn Altar Society mee Mrs. T. L. Morris was hostess to in c the Catholic Ladies Altar Society atj TI its regular monthly meeting Wednes-i er n day afternoon. Most interesting rapi work for the new year was planned. clini Rugs and furniture will be purchased enou for the Sanctuary. Chairs for the man Acolytes are needed immediately and will be greatly appreciated. A twenty- AMI five dollar chair, the receipts of one of the Altar Society card parties, was donated to the Diocesan Orphanage Th at Alexandria. roe A card party was planned for this teacl month, Friday the Thirteenth, at the ers i Catholic Hall 8:00 p. m. The follow- ment ing ladies will be in charge, Me. foreij dames Bonar, Brennan and Beatley. that At the conclusion of business, Mrs. citize Morris assisted by Mesdames Duffy, pecte Brown and Joe Downs served a tempt- teach ing plate luncheon. Mrs. George will class be the February hostess. ganiz temat Study Club Post 1 The study club spent a very pleas- class ant afternoon with Miss LeesleMadit f son yesterday at the home of Mrs. winter F. J. Meek. Miss Mary Rogers pre: sided in the absence of the presldent ASS( Roll call was answered with a topic of some current event. Mrs. Crl City McHenry read a paper on the lifeM Bf 'Galsworthy and Mrs. C. F.. Fourmy e discussed Galsworthy's d r a m a "Strife." matt of th Bible Study Class the Thurs The Bible Study Class held its reg- with ular session on Thursday a crnoon at presic the Presbyterian church. he attend- the a ance was good. Mrs. AliCeMillsaps C. H. was the day's leader petding the sideri selection of the second .'leader to a pos succeed Mrs. S. A. Bra i, who has but ti completed her two montl4 period of Ar service. Soci....a Three members of the elass, Mes- ident, dames Harvey Gregg, H. P. Warden m and S. M. Collins, participated in thi z utore lesson, giving good exp6sitions of Fred their subjects. The class is :getting ic As a little further along in the book of ago t Genesis, Sarah and Abraham holding to hol its attention last lesson. ' pose The Bible Study Class is inteide- n nominational and its members' are the la anxious that more women of the citymore meet with them. ment All Women Must Register cided All women must register before they so will be allowed to vote at any:'eleetio tentio The Ouachita registration office is now inent. open, up stairs, in the conit house. Rep The applicants must have thir ages, cmm yeats, months and days figdred befio A Tu they come to register, also their place tion, i of residence and street number. Inan Woms Civic Department of Department Club stater The Civic Department of the Do- Mr partment Club met in regular' dnthly he c session yesterday afternoon in the .'th council chamber of the City Hall. Mrs a~p E. L. Owens presiding. Reports 'of Mrs. committees followed the regular busi-t the ness routine. Plans were liaid" tr the ident work of the new year with imaiy pro- pledge jects in view. A letter was read from "Ilus the conservation chairman of the al, th Statc Federation urging thtrepurva- withd tion of trees and that more be planted. Bon Through the co.operation of.the Na- The tional Community Service agent much ded good is expected to be accomplished tion c li is expected to arrive in. Monroe commi the letter part of this mraoth. ,Mrs. last's Marcus Keliski gave some ary in. anna terestitng remarks on parilamsentary been usage as applied to women's lub prepa meetings. - d e Uttle FNblk Entertai n . st. a'C The Kiudergarden of theD Barkdill of Jda Faulk sachool entertained the Parent ting I 'E Teachers club yesterday afternoon with a dramatization of stories such ,ost as they have in their daily work. Mary ter Lee Terzia told the story of the three tle bears and the children gave their ver thl Sion of it in a play: Margaret Poag heir related the story of Red Riding Hood the and the Kiridergarden gave a realistic bhly enactment of the story. Mc- The aesthetic dancing of June An usj- drews; Boyce Lee Sadler and Margaret estj- Poag was very high class. Into their less 'dance these little spirits brought two i ent es.sentials of perfect dancing, a phyci the cal knowledge of the rythm of music yes and a perfect combination of move. the ment and tempo. be A demonstration was made to the t in parents of the use of picture slides, i de- showing he methods of practicing , ter cleanliness. Much credit is surely due t Lce, the teacher, Miss Julia Wossman for d :ry such an unusually fine programme. f lub a red FREE CLINIC. :on The Leonidas Barkdull Free Clinic a opened its doors to the public on Jan ier uary 2, with a reception from 2 to a ich 8 P. M. ii in- Dr. J. B. Vaughn, the physician in charge delivered an address of wel come. Other physicians addressed the P meeting and Miss Ruth Webb, nurse to in charge also made a few remarks. at The opening of this clinic is anoth- C ýs-I er milestone on the road to Monroe's C glg rapid development. Ten beds in the C sd. clinic will be available at all times, cI ed enough to sufficiently supply the de he mands of those in need. dj- y- AMERICAN LEGION WILL ie EMPLOY PAID TEACHERS 0o ;e The American Legion post at Mon- as roe is preparing to employ a paid iti is teacher to handle the class of foreign- se eers which will be taught the funda. ý- mental principles of government. The th - foreign-born will be Americanized so vii *. that they will make goodl American an ** citizens. The city and parish are ex- lo1 I, pected to co-operate in securing a cil - teacher. Within the next few days a w8 II class of fifty foreigners will be or- on ganized and instructions will be sys. Mi tematically carried out. The Legion L. Post has had unusual success with its J. - class of foreign-born citizens 4vhig9 Tb ' ftf '1"been conducting during. the se * winter. ASSOCIATION OF CITY CLUBS. tre scr 1 City Government Changes Discussed, dec But No Definite Action Taken. tre Reports of committee ana routine se matters consumed the greater portion fr of the regular monthly meeting of Mr the Association of City Clubs, held Thursday morning at the clubhouse, Ch with Mrs. L. U. Babin, first 'vice Le president, conducting the session in H the absence of the president, Mrs. C. H. Stumberg. There was also con. siderable discussion centered about M a possible change in city government, an but there was no definite action. A message was presented from the Social Science Club, through its pres -ident, Mrs. J. L. Pillow, that this or ganization js fostering the idea of a 28 s :ore efficient city government. .Mrs. Fred Sheppers, representing the Civ ic. Associaton stated that some time me ago the Civic Association had voted Sto hold an open meeting for the pur pose of hearing more about the city the knanager plan. Quite a number ofCol Sthe ladies then spoke of the need fo. sch more efficiency in the city govern ment and of the part to be taken~ byn women. No action, as a body was de cided upon, but individuals, as., weit I as some of the clubs stated their 'in Stentions of working toward improve-by m inent. et Reports showed that the various Committees had been active. Mrs. J. ing A Tucker, treasurer of the associa- me tion, and Mrs. A. R. Albritton, chair man of the finance committee of the Womtan's clubhouse, gave detailed Sstatements. the Mrs. Geo. P. McNeel, a member of ses J he committee to promote the interest Isia S-the "Woman's Enterprise," made str a' lport, supplemented by one from sta Mrs. Joe Ramires, stating that owing cha tb the fact that Mrs. Storm the pres- ing . ident of the Federation of Clubs had ' pledged the federation to re-elect the hoi "Illustrated News" as official journ- qon al, the "Woman's Enterprise" was ng 'withdrawn by the Women's Club of 'VO Bton Rouge. The attention of the ladies was 11led to the fact that an appropria- " tion of $1,000 for thestate library S Ieommission had been made at 'the ( last 'session of the legislature. Jo. CSJ anna Waddill chapier, U. D. C., had to 1 been active locally in this matter, 'wt preparing a resolution which was en- "r I darsed by the Association of City i Clubs. At the meeting Thursday Mrs r St. 'Clair Favrot, first vice president asi of Jainna Waddill, read a report set-i T' ting forth the work of the public li-. thei - brary here during the past year. Returns of $40 from the Scotch Highlanders benefit held under the auspices of the Association of City Clubs and of the Community Club, was reported by Mrs. Babin for Mrs. noon Stumberg. It was agreed to turn this such ;um over to the clubhouse fund. lary Miss Daisy Badley, chairman of the hree local League of Women voters, re ver- ported thai she and Misses Kather 'oag mine 'Doherr' had issued receipts for food more that, 900 poll taxes during the istic last week in December, when they served as special deputy, sheriffs. Attendance of delegates at the aret luncheon meetings of the association heir was among matters considered and two it was agreed to notify all clubs that yci- delegates unable to attend should usic thus inform the Housewives' League, v phone 1672, at least 48 hours in ad vance. When this is not done, and the there is no substitute, the delegate des, is expected to send in a dollar. The ing next luncheon meeting will be held 1 due the first Thursday in February. All for delegates will be fined 25 cents for failure to provide a substitute in case 1 of absence. It is stated. The annual c meeting will be held in February. 1 nic Announcement was made that an- "Poppy Day" would be held Saturday i tc and individuals expressed their will ingness to assist. t in The following clubs were repre- s sel- sented at the meeting Thursday: G the Philistoria, Civic League, League of ' rse Women Voters, Housewives' League, F ks. Music Club. Henry Watkins Allen r th- Chapter U. D. C., Joanna Waddill I e's Chapter U. D. C.. Rest Room, I. H. r the Gottlieb Memorial, Social Science r es, club, and The Little Theatre Guild. b e- --o---s PARENT-TEACHER CLUBS. L The Parent-Teacher clubs are re ZS organized in Baton Rouge and the s first big thing they are to do is to ,n- assist in the entertaining of the vis- . id itors here during the meeting of i' n- school principals, to be held Feb. 2-4. e1 a, The general concil is composed of he the president of each city school as so vice-presidents and Miss Rene Alex- in in ander as chairman and Mrs. J. L. Pil- ri x. low, secretary-treasurer. The coun a cil will meet every three months. This iz a was the first to organize. The sec- cc r- ond was North street school, with te s. Mrs. J. Hall LeBlanc, president; Mrs. ,n L. W. Peters, vice-president and Mrs. is . A. Tucker, secretary-treasurer. aj ; Then came the Convention street e school with Mrs. A. P. Filastre, prs nd Mrs. Jas. Chambers, secretary treasurer. Fourth was Beauregard school with Mrs. Ed. Bauer, presi Sdent; Miss Eva Paulsen, vice-presi. m' dent and Mrs. Dan Arrighi, secretary treasurer. Next was Asia street ne 1 school, Mrs. J. G. Ewing, president; Mrs. L. J. Amiss, vice-president; i d Mrs. E. T. Woolfolk, secretary-treas. urer. The high school was next, Mrs. at e, Chas. Duchein, president; Mrs. R. e Lequenee, vice-president and Mrs. C. n H. Rice, secretary-treasurer. The Magnolia school organized this week - with Mrs. J. E. Lombard, president; Miss Katie Amrhein, vice-president loi and Mrs. Geo. Carruth, secretary. th treasurer. SThe Convention street school leads gi Sin number present, there having been 70 attending the first meeting and Ed a 28 new members at the second. KE ' Asia street school will give an en- lie Stertainment next week to buy equip- an 1 ment to enter the state rally athletics. North street school has bought a Svictrola; Beauregard school has had CI Y the L. S. U. Glee Club, so has the M Convention street school and Magnolia be' school will have it next week. Fa The high school organized last week ' in a pouring down rain with 68 pres- iS Sent, and all enthusiastic as could be. Re Great help will be given the schools Ma by these organizations and all par- P ents, both father and mother, are Pr cordially invited to attend these meet. St ings, each school holding a separate pel meeting once a month. ab Cli PROMINENT WOMEN MEET. Sh d A meeting of great importance toVa the schools of Louisiana has been in session during the week at the Lou- Da t Isiana State University. Demon-tin Sstration agents from all over the A Sstate have been holding meetings ex- Cu Schanging ideas and thereby benefit Gil ing each other. SAs a result, each agent will return th home greatly benefitted by the les . S-ons she has learned at this meet " ng. The bringing togetheir of these f women from every parish in the state s wise one. SThe program each day was verymo .:nteresting, demonstrations of all ~ .inds of home economic work beingEv Sdemonstrated. Poultry, Millinery. - Canning and all other work necessary in Sto the farmer and the farmers' wives were ably demonstrated by specialists 'n: their various lines. The meeting under the direction of Mrs. Mary Geeson has been. most t 4aisfactory and the agents will re- jar . rn home feeling well repaid for low Stheir time. e CIVIC ASSOCIATION. tch the Request That New Depot Be Not ity Built Between State Capitol and ub, River-City Manager Plan, Music [is. in Schools and Community Service his Chief Topics. the The Baton Rouge Civic Association re- held its regular monthly meeting er- Wednesday 10:30 A. .M., at the club for house, Mrs. C., H. Stumberg, presi :he dent, presiding. iey Chief apiong topics discussed were music in schools, community servica ;he and city manager plan of government. on Committees were provided for on nd working for music in the regular at course at L. S. U. and to request a ild music room and gymnasium in new ie. city school buildings. d- Mr. V. P. Randall of the National nd Community Service addressed the as te sc'iation at length and a resolution he was adopted that the Civic Associa Id tion endorse the community service L11 idea and call together all clubs and or organizations of the city and at that so time plans may be presented for the al consideraion of community service for the city. st A resolution was adopted request iy ing that the new depot, of the Y. & l- 31. V. R. R. be not put directly be tween the State Capitol and the Mis e- sissippi river. The resolution is v: strong and shows hpw state property >f would thus be irreparably injured, e, how this would be another point for n removal of State Capitol and how 11 Baton Rouge could.avoid blocking a I. river front whef! now other places are e removing structures from river fronts, beautifying them is being done in stead. It should be borne in mind that l Louisiana is unique in that her Statet Capitol is on the banks of the Missis.. e sippi river, a position invaluable. Mrs. W. W. Rodgers, president of Sherman Civic League, gave valuable; information regarding their city gaov ernment, which is the city manager f plan, with a city planner and d com munity service. An article elsewhere t in this paper appears from her at the request of this association. The Parent-Teacher Club re-organ. ization was hailed with pleasure and co-operation in any way possible tendered. Attention was called to the cows on the streets. A membership committee will be appointed for 1922 membership cam paign. At this meetal ft0o o ll: Sambola Jones, J. S. J. Otto, C. A. Weis, Misses N. Costello, and Agatha h LaCroix. January is good in new members. February should be, too. " The annual meeting will be held a next month, the second Thursday at n 10:30 in the club house. Election of officers will take place. All interested o in the city in which they live please a attend and assist. -0 ' GIRL SCOUTS. (By Estelle Vandervert.) A You have not heard from us in a long time but we have been busy just t) the same. The following leaders are working hard to help the following girls pass the tenderfoot test: Leaders-Miss McGregor, captain; Edna Arnold, lieutenant; Mildred Kearby, lieutenant; Rosalie Knox, lieutenant, Tallauh Arbour, lieuten ant; Margaret Reymond, lieutenant; as Evelyn Sanders, captain assistant. Me&hbers - Fannie Ray Booth, b Claude M. Brooks, Alice Browln, Marie Conrad, Amelia Sevall, Eliza. beth Ewing, Katherine Ewing, Agnes A Favrot Torrance, Ada Floyd, Caro- st lyn Gordon, Bernice Hochendal, Lou ise Hochendal, Marguerite Keller, n Reaner Knox, Willis Logan, Margaret McConnier, Fanny Mendel, Bernice Pitchford, Elvira Prescott, Katie a Prescott, /Ada :Stanard, Florence Stewart, Ali&e Pitchford, Maud Klein peter, Ruth Snider, Helen Floyd, Eliz- A abeth Scoffield, Loretta Frerrora, de Clara Arbour, Renatta Booth, Helen Sherer, Marie Kroger, Maggie Lee Kubnert, Loda Mpe Ligon, Eestdlle to Vandervert. Waiting list-Dororthy Knox,, Sadie Davis, Dorothy Maas,-Bernice Mar. fo tin, Hazel kBarman, ]fucille Ligon, Annette Duchan, Alsie Kean, Helen Ci Cushman, Anivee Garig, Elizabeth Gibbins. When these girls have passed Cl through this test the girls on the waiting list are to be taken in and th trained likewise. The girl Scouts and the Sea Scouts are going to have a play here some- Ci time this month or probably next month. The name of the play is "The House Boat on the River Sticks." Every means and all energy are be ing bent toward making this play a success. -0-----. AUXILIARY AMERICAN LEGION. of At a recent meeting of the Auxil- th iary of the American Legion the fol- we lowing officers were elected for the ce ensuing term: President, Mrs. Miles as In The Far Northwest . * *+3do9*+.Ný"N "*N ý.m.N._"'N.UN..*..-..; A close up view of the great highways and other items of in i terest in the far Northwest. iation Written exclusively for the Bat tclubng on Rouge Sunday News by a vet. clubresi eran road builder of Baton Rouge. resi Editor were ere 'A year ak,; last August I got : sudden hankering to retrace some o lent, the old trails I helped blaze fort 'years ago. So I left my friends anm ular City of Roses behind and after tray st a eling about three thousand miles in new northwesterly direction I arrived ii the city of Tocoma on Puget Sound ional Now thirty-five years had rolled b. Sas- sirice I was figst there and the placE ation had changed from a small town to ocia- great city and when I got my bear ings and a cup of delicious boiled and coffee and some indestructible dough. nuts I proceeded down the sound fif. the teen miles to the old town of Steila rcoom. I found that sleepy little burg almost hidden from view by stately es fir trees and a dence fog from the be- Coe; vice-president, Mrs. Simie Ra telle; secretary, Mrs. Cage Gordon; 's treasurer, Mrs. Geo. Wilde; executive erty committee, Mrs. Sol Barman, Mrs. red, Ernest Spiller, Miss Pansy Martin. for ---o--- how CIVIC LEAGUE PRESIDENT OF A TEXAS TOWN RESPONDS ants, in At the request of the Raton Ronge Civic association, Mrs. W. W. Rodgers that president of the Sherman "ivic Lea tate gue, gives the statement that follows. Mrs. Rodgers is visiting her pnrents Mr. and Mrs. Jas. E. Egan, Sherman, of Texas, about 70 miles from Dallas, able has population of about 20.000 and ;- has a civic associ-nion 40ý z'rong. Besides herself taking .P great in ger terest in the welfare of her honme iere town. Mr. Rodgers, her husband, was the the war mayor of Sherman doing double duty then for city and soldier. Mayor Rodgers' slogan is "not the and biggest town but the best to live in." ible The following Is what Mr. Rodgers to says: "I have lived in a small town where be big things have been done and have been one of the workers, but I realize only when I try to write of it how little I know of the general plan, and A. Sherman has for some years past had a business form of government. tew The mayor with two commissioners meets the manager once a week. Once a month a council of fifteen men meets with them. of We are well pleased with this form ted of government because these men are all our very best business men and none are politicians. Just before the war, Geo. Kessler, of it. Louis, a noted city planner was employed to re-plan Sherman. At the last International City Plan ners meet which was held at Niagara a Falls we were the smallest city in st the whole world represented. It will are be five years yet before Mr. Kessler's ing plans are completed because we finish them as we get the money, but when ;we are through we will have seven miles of parks running completely a Ox, round the town following the course n- of two small streams previously used t; as dumping grounds. Every street that should be opened will be done th, before the property is too valuable. vrn, he railroads will run through the ma town all on one side and viaducts ies for safety will be built at all business ro- street crossings. '9 Community service with us is not er, new, but a very wonderful thing. et We are an open-shop town. On ice account of the railroad shops we had tie a hard but short fight which would iee not have been half so hard had not union agitators disturbed our people. At one time our poor little girls in ' department stores were forced to "walk en out" because they, belonged to a ee union, when they wanted to be loyal le to their employers and did not know what the fight was about and club lie women went into the stores as clerks Sfor two days. m The Chamber of Commerce and the en Civic League work always together, and there are at all times two women on the board of directors of the edChamber of Commerce. An immense he mansoleum now being built is one of nd the things we are proud of. It is built adjoining the cemetery which is s managed by a committee from the ie- Civic League. A municipal band of xt fifty pieces is also a new thing. This he gotten up by a commit ineburs iee ". the Chamber of Commerce." a THE GLEE CLUB. The Glee Club under the direction N. of Prof. W. H. Stopher have been giving some wonderful concerts at il- the schools of the city the past two )- weeks. The programs have been ex he cellent and muec enjoyed by the large es audiences. * bay. Just across the sound one can see the given walls of the Federal prison on McNeil's island. Now it was from there Roy Gardener, that famous bandit recently made his sen sational escape after scaling the walls and swimming across three miles of very cold water to the main a' land and freedom.' These waters are )f inhabited by the deadly octopus and y' man eating shark, but a man of id Gardener's type will try anything - once. a One mile east of Steilacoom stands n the grand buildiygs of the Washing 3. ton State Hospit'hl for the Insane. I y did not like Steilacoom however. Its 'l very conveniently situated I must say. a I lived in Tacoma. No I didn't have "- any money in the defunct Scandinav_ d ian American Bank when it closed its -! doors there last winter. I was afraid of banks and I never have found it - inconvenient to carry all my demaso O'in one pocket of my other pair of y trousers, and it's so handy don't you e know. No bother at all. Puget Sound is the play grounds of - the Northwest. They have the best concrete, brick and gravel roads I e ever saw, and I've been building roads for fifty years. There is two fine highways on either side of Puget Sound and the Straits from Victoria B. C. tto Olympia, Washington two more grand scenic highways that fol low the winding banks of the Colum bia River, the Mississippi of the Northwest from Astoria on the coast - four hundred miles inland through northwestern Oregon and across Washington from north to South. There is a great Park tto Park high way from Yellow Stone Park west to ISpokane, Seattle and Tacoma, then south to Portland and San Francisco. - The tourist will find fine national camp grounds at convenient distances on this route and open air furnaces where a number can do their cooking at the same time, wood and water e furnished free gratis. 1 Mount Ranier, the monarch of the s Cascade range, is on this route 60 miles from Seattle, the metropolis of e the Northwest. A few years since the e government built a grand drive or e parkway for over a mile up the rug v god base of that mountain, erected a large hotel or inn built a Soz teo tens or ousands of tourists that during the summer months visit , that great natural wonderland. Old Bald Top, as the people of that coun. try affectionately call Mt. Ranier, stands 14,444 feet above sea level or more than two and one-half miles above the highest point in Baton Rouge, and has its perpetual snow gorges and jaged ravines, so beauti fully portrayed by the. imaginative pen of one of our great American poets. "Far in the west there lies a desert land, where The mountains lift through perpetual snow their Lofty and luminous peaks down from their jaged Ravines the gorge like a gateway op ens a passage Rude to the wheels of the emigrant wagon."-Longfellow. Mountain scenery and light air is all very fine but one cannot live on it. I tried it once for two weeks forty years ago in the San Juan mountains in Mexico and I remember I got very gaunt after two weeks of that diet. I was just about as vol uptuous as the.running gears of an aligator gas with about the same symmetrical outlines. It is said that hills are ever green far off, however you can take it from me that old Lou isiana has them all cheated when it comes to a matter of soil, climate and a generous, hospitable people. I am living EZ at home 104 Pike St. and when the state or parish need my services lam always ready and will ing to help build a few morel good lroads. Respectfully yours, E. E. GARRIGAN. SOME INTERESTING BITS OF WISDOM He who trusts to luck con demned his own judgment. If you want a good crop of friends sow the seeds of kindness. *** Despite not the small; great hearts are often found in small bodies. *** Of two evils it is good to choose the less, but better to choose neither. The sweetest rewards of life are those that have been won with pains. Those who gather nothing in youth have the same amount in old age. *** Perseverance is persistency in pro gress; obstinacy is persistency in paralysis.