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REPORT OF BATON ROUGE P
CIVIC ASSOCIATION t Sixth District Coavention at Ham. t maood, La., March 30, 0 31, 1922. 1 s After having been almost inactive o during the World's war, and the re construction period that followed, the Civic association reorganized Janu ary 19, 1921, at a large meeting at the city hall. Mrs. H. Stumburg was elected president and served one year. Then Mrs. Lee R. Harris was elected for the present term. In the past year there were twelve r regular meetings, and one called meeting, and at all times there has 0 been much activity among the mem- d bers. There is a regular committee ap-11 pointed to look after delinquent child ren, and try to effect a reform. A committee has in charge the en- r forcement of the chicken ordinance, a to try to prevent chickens running at large, scratching up garden seeds, and ' plants, and hope to abate the nuisance. t The association received the prom- c ise from the city ice company to 9 supply ice for the drinking fountain of the Women's Christian Temperance t Union on' the Boulevard. The proper handling of garbage and citting of weeds was accomplished by 1 the assistance of the mayor, and com missioner of streets and parks, and c a general clean up was given the city t prior to the meeting of the Louisiana ( Federation of clubs last November at E the request of the committee on that C work. A trained nurse was obtained for 1 the public schools of East Baton t Rouge ,and Miss Maude Chambers t was engaged to fill the position. 1 Stricter enforcement of the traffic or dinance was requested, and the same was granted. i The musquite, and ant campaigns t was given full assistance.. The need of providing a home for a the aged white women of the city was put before the association of city } clubs. Free music for all public schools is c now being earnestly worked for. The ladies accepted an invitation t from the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs a to co-operate on a system of city plan- j ning. t The association took the Afirst steps 1 toward establishing a community so- a cial service for Baton Rouge, by t fending out invitations to all other ii organizations to attend a mass meet- c ing at the Community club, where er- i ganization was effected, and a com mittee appointed of both men and a women to canvass the city to raise e half of the amount of $1,500 required, which was subscribed by the business I men, the other half to be borne by < the National order. The Civic association took part in i the State Federation of Women's clubs, that met in Baton Rouge in 1 November, 1921, by sending the nec- < essary delegates, and the members composed many of the committees on arrangements, and raised more than their quota in money. The association bought one bond to help purchase the Women's club house on East Boulevard and Louisiana ave nue. A committee was appointed to in vestigate the best route from Baton Rouge to the Greater Agricultural college, and reported at the next meet ing that they drove over both routes and considered all points, but no de cision was made, but are continuing to study both routes, and will be pre-, pared at a later date, which route I 4 they could reccommend. The assulciation took steps in an effort to do away with the liquor I- traffic, and endorsed the resolutions I of the Police Jury along those lines. There is a committee working on con servation of saLme of the old buikdings of Baton Rouge. e MRS. LEE R. HARRIS, President. 0 Le .--- t I REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF is EDUCATION FOR 6TH DISTRICT c r. d As chairman of Education for the Sixth District, I have the following 6 report to submit: a ,d The School Improvement League s of Covington always has such a won- i . derful report, we are all very proud of these women, and the time they t . gave to the welfare of the child. i. The Baton Rouge Parent-Teacher Clubs were organized in January. We z. now have six clubs in the city with an e, enrollment of 432 members. it We have a circle in each school, id with a general council composed of e. the officers of these clubs. Each eir _. cle president is vice president of the to general council. in Through this council matters are !e taken before the School Board or what ever group of persons necessary. id In February the State High School iy Principals held their convention, about n_ 250 High School Principals from all id over the state were present. Under ty the auspices of the Parent-Teacher la Clubs and the business men a lunch- I it eon was tendered these delegates in it our Community Club. The High School girls from the )r Domestic Science department, under in the supervision of Mrs. R. Kean, theirt rs teacher, prepared and served the n. lunch. r- The Sewing Class under the super ie vision of Miss Theriot, their teacher, gave a style show, each girl wearing is the dress she had made in her class work. This was a most delightful >r affair. is Some of the Parent-Treacher Clubs :y have bought scales. The parents as- t sist in the weighing and measuring is of the children at different intervals. One clubs sells milk to the children n under weight. They are then weighed )s after a period of twenty days, to find 1- just how much good milk does for the child. The North Street Parent s Teacher Club is buying a victrola so t )- as to have music. For the present y they are housed in a temporary build r ing, while the new building is being t t- constructed, and of course have no mamusic. ii I. Another club gave a Birthday Party id and realized a neat sum to buy ;e equipment for the rally. d, The Parent-Teacher Club of the is High School fostered a popularity iy contest and cleared over $1,000 sell ing votes at Ic each. The children do in ing the work. L's This money was used for equipment in for the rally and to defray expense c- of the football team. rs Last year a committee of ladies on appeared before the School Board and an asked for a nurse in the Parish Schools. This was granted. She to works with the doctors of the city Ise who give services free and perform re- minor operations free to those unable to pay; those who are able, are noti in- fled by card of the physical condi ;on tion of the child. We find this plan ral working very well and are very proud et- of the work our nurse, Miss Maud tes Chambers, has accomplished. A dis de- eased body will very likely have a ing diseased mind. re-. The parents and teachers work hand in hand with the nurse and co operate in every way possible; there 1 is no way to get close to the child i unless the parent and teacher know one another. Hon. P. P. Claxton, Past U. S. Commissioner of Education, 1 says that he considers the Parent- 1 Teacher Association the greatest ed ucational movement of the day. I "Founded on love of the child, free from sectarianism, commercialism and partisan politics, it fills a place never before occupied by any organization." Our big aim in these associations is to bring into closer relation the home and the school that parents and teach ers may co-operate intelligently in the education of the child. The best way to do this is to bring the parents into the school house once a month, where they may meet the4 teacher face to fate to talk over cour teously and kindly the problems being met by each. "One of the biggest problems facing I educators today is the education of the public to modern needs of educa tion. In no way can the problems be handled so efficaciously as by meet ings of the parents in the schoolhouse where necessities can be brought to their attention and the modern meth ods explained. Banks have been installed in all our schools not through our clubs but by the banks themselves; every two months the children under a teacher march to the bank and have their en tries posted in books; at the time a prize of $5.00 is given the child hav ing the biggest bank account. This teaches thrift, something we all must learn, to be successful men and women. If there is one place a woman can shine in our political arena it is along educational lines-dealing with the child, our future citizen. When your Parish School Boards are being selected put forth every ef fort to have at least one-half the number women representing the peo ple in the education of the children of your parish. No matter what phase of work un dertaken by your board, even in build ing new schools, women see the finer points much clearer than men, and will work hard to get them straight. Our State President, Mrs. A. C. Reed, is giving a great part of her time and talent along educational lines. She is doing a wonderful work. Her idea in our rural districts espe cially is to have one organization, then have different departments under this organization. Let one depart ment be your Parent-Teacher Club. We can illiminate having so many Smeetings to attend and as folks espe Scially in our rural districts haven't Stime to attend so many meetings, it saves time, accomplishes the pur pose too. In closing I want to say this year has been a wonderful year and I hope in your report next spring you will have Parent-Teacher Clubs formed all over the district, in every parish, city and town. (Read at Hammond Convention by Mrs. A. R. Albritton. Boning Wall Paper Store Wall Paper, Room Mouldings and Paints Prompt Attention To All Orders Telephone 971 E. J. McDONALD, Manager papering and Painting Neatly Executed Corner Main and St. Anthony Baton Rouge, La. Agent for TOBIAS-GASS CO., Ltd. THE GROCERS Jus Received II Carload Headquarters for pOPE PURINA FEEDS tonewe BICYCLES In Checkerboard Sicks .Jugs all sizes EVERYTHING USED ON THE FARM Churnsall sies Jars all sizes Bicycle Accessories North and Gaines Street Buyers of Country Produce Telephones 181 and 947 Coolers allsizes O-E to WOMEN'S IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE OF HAMMOND ^r 19 Report of Year's Work From Decem ' ber 1, 1920, to November 30, 1921. The Women's Improvement league it. of Hammond has just closed one of the most successful years since organ ization as will be seen by the follow ing report. We have not been as suc- c cessful in civic work as we would like, 1 but will try to do more civic work in he 1922. At present the enrollment is ig 67; sixteen new members having been added during the year. Eleven regu ie lar meetings and nine executive meet n- ings have been held. id On vote of the league the constitu 2y tion was amended and a board of di rectors consisting of four members er and an auditor were elected to serve Ve for the year; these to be elected an in nually same as the other officers. In the spring we offered to help in continuing the curb market which was D so successful last year and paid $4 to have a bulletin board painted for same but could meet with no co-operation ,n. from the housewives. A committee from the league went at different times before the city coun cil in efforts to get better traffic laws, watering troughs for horses and con ue ditions in general bettered. of We were represented by two dele n- gates at the Sixth District convention w- and together with the Round Table Ic- club invited the convention to meet ze, here in 1922. in By repairing the local natatorium is we obtained a two-year contract from en the city council for the conducting of u- same. During the season 69 bathing it- suits and 72 towels were purchased for use at same. The receipts for u- season amounted to $1,066.93; expen Ii- ses for conducting same $627.85; re rs pairs $320.84, leaving us a profit of ve $118.24. n- The league assisted in every possi ble way to make the Florida Parishes in Fair a success, by conducting the _ Woman's department, by putting on o- a baby show, all prizes for same ire bought out of regular funds; by giv ild ing two special prizes, one of $5 for w the best decorated baby carriage, the st other $10 to the person having the n, best display of canned goods, jellies, t- preserves, marmalades, etc., from one ,d- garden. We also solicited the three ty. participating parishes for advertise .ee ments for the fair catalog, obtaining nd $1,070 in ads; nettings us a profit of rer $294.50. For the benefit of strangers as visiting Hammond during the fair, we to conducted a bureau of information, ne committees locating all spare rooms n for rent. During the year we sold our two nt lots for $1,500 and placed the money n- on interest in the bank and have de rs, cided to go in with the city commis n- sion in building a Community House and City Hall combined. e- Our financial standing we consider Dn very good. Community House fund; le cash on hand $363.60; on interest in ,et Hammond Building Loan association, at 7 per cent, $1,500; regular funds, m cash on hand, $273.57; on interest in m Hammond State Bank at 4 per cent, of $1,500; making a total of $647.17 cash sg on hand, and $300 on interest. ed Other things of importance during or the year are: *n- Together with the Round Table club e- gave a picture show benefit for the of endowment fund, netting $40. Sent telegrams to acting Governor ii- Bouanchaud and Senator Settoon urg Les ing them to ratify and vote for Moth he er's Pension Bill. on With the aid of the Round Table ne club were instrumental in getting a iv- write-up for Hammond in "The Illus ror trated News,' 'also took a page ad he with the Round Table club in the fed he eration director9. es, Assisted parish agents in conduct ne ing a rally for the different boys' and ee girls' clubs of this section of the par 3e- ish. ng Paid 1921 district and state federa of tion dues. Contributed $5 to Near !rs East Relief fund, $10 to Loan Schol we arship fund, $1 toward a slogan prize n, for our town. Sold $34 Red Cross ns Christmas seals. O wo BIRDS ey le- Mothers, your boys can help save is- the birds, if you teach them to shoot Ise with the camera instead of the gun, Birds are a great blessing to a ler locality on account of the immense id; number of destructive insects they in consume. They eat beetles, wood on, borers, weevils, moths, flies, grass. ds, hoppers and even mosquitoes, the in carriers of malaria. They also have nt, a sentiment value. What would the ish "good old summer time" be without their songs? ng It is a pity that hat styles will be responsible for the death of thousands lub of birds. Why must women wear an Fhe avian morgue? Your boys and girls can be led to for love the feathered friends, "Hiawa rg- tha's chickens," if Mother shares this th- love and studies bird love with them. A bird book will introduce you and ble them to the various species, a To encourage birds to make their us- home on your premises put out, in the ad nesting season, feathers, pieces of ed- string, and bits of wool. If your manual training lad will let- make bird houses, these are certain to mnd be tenanted year after year. The ar- Agricultural Department of the gov ernment will, upon request, supply a ra- bulletin giving directions for making ear the different kinds to suit various mol- birds. ** a A, Dixie 1'ca1tileCO., Inc.. O North Baton Rouge, La. 0 Corner Bayou Sara Road and Dixie Street o North Baton Rouge's Leading 0 Department Store 0 0 We lre now showing a very complete line of Spring and Summer Dress Goods, Ladies Ready 0 Sto Wear, Men's and Boys' Furnishings, and a 0 Scomplete line of Shoes, the largest ever carried S0 by its. Before making your Easter Purchases we would advise you to visit our large store. r OO y0 Dixie Mercantile Co., Inc. e 0 Have you tried our Grocery specials? i If not phone 1981-W 0 2 = 0 = 0 1 0 =0- N .