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LOUISIANA CLUBS
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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
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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.
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' 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.
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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
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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.

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