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Published in the Interest of the Club Women of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entered as second-class matter, October 14. 1921, at the postoffice at Baton Rouge, La., under the Act of March 3, 187'. Address All Communications to Box 15. SUBSCRIPTION: IN ADVANCE .............. $1.00 Per Annum BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1922. *" A WOMAN FOR PROBATION OFFICER. At one of the Women's Clubs at a recent meeting, the neces sity of securing the services of an active Probation officer was discussed and it was generally agreed that under the present system results such as desired were not obtained; that if any thing was accomplished in the way of caring for truant and delinquent children nothing was apparent on the surface. It was the consensus of opinion that a probation officer should give his or her full time and individual attention to the duties of the position and not limit their services to drawing a salary which they have not earned. It was not known whether there was such an official at present or not as nothing was in evidence that truants were rounded up and required to attend svhool, but that an active, con scientious one was badly needed was the verdict of the gathering. It was also thought a woman would prove much more effi cinet in the direction indicated than a man as few of the latter could be found willing to give entire time and attention to the required duties for the meagre compensation provided. In fact, it was generally agreed that a woman was better fitted by nature and by familiarity with the habits of childhood and would perform more faithfully the duties of the position and for less compensation than a man and that a woman should be appointed and that without delay, to all of which Woman's Enter prise agrees with the added suggestion that the public body with jurisdiction in the premises be solicited to make provision to fill the position with a woman who will attend to the duties as they should be attended to. Give us an energetic woman and truants and delinquents will soon be overhauled and placed in schools instead of idling about the streets. Louisiana has excellent educational institutions and if parents are careless or indifferent as to whether or not their children develop into worthy and intelligent citizens, our authorities should see that they at least enjoy the advantage provided by taxation for doing so. The community has rights in its youth as well as parents and it should exercise that right. MR. L. U. BABIN. Urged by a legion of friends including a large number of the leading business men, Mr. L. U. Babin has consented to be come a candidate for Mayor and if any one may judge from the manner in which he has conducted his private affairs, as well as those of public positions such as Collector of Port, and President of the Chamber of Commerce, he possesses all the qualifications needed to make a live, active and progressive official. He has done as much if not more than any other one citizen to upbuild this city and suburbs and has ever been at the forefront of all affairs in which Baton Rouge has been interested. It was largely through his efforts that the Model road district was created and he was among the first to recognize the importance of suburbs to meet the large and rapidly growing population of Baton Rouge and to invest his means without stint in that direction. Mr. Babin is without political aspiration and only enters the campaign from a sense of duty to his friends and for what they consider the best interests of this community. Should Mr. Babin secure a majority vote at the approaching primary our citizens may rest assured that his will be a clear cut, economical and pro gressive administration. Without friends to reward or enemies to punish he will enter uponthe duties of Mayor with a determina tion to make Baton Rouge a city such as the State Capitol should be and which from her geographical position nature intended. If energy, intelligence and a progressive spirit are necessary in suc cessful city management, then L. U. Babin is well and thoroughly equipped for he possesses these qualifications in an eminent de gree. NOW COMES MR. TURNER BYNUM. The race for Mayor has been considerably enlivened by the entry of Mr. Turner Bynum, who after strenuous efforts to de cline meeting the wishes of friends who earnestly urged him to become a candidate, he has at last accepted and although he is last in the field he believes that "the race is not always to the swift" and that being the case watch his pace. While Mr. Bynum is not an active politician or place hunter he has ever been at the fore for good government, state, parish and city. A native of Baton Rouge, a scion of a family which has made its mark in the history of this parish and of Louisiana both in war and peace, it goes without saying he will be heavily backed at the polls. Among some of his most enthusiastic admirers and who are prepared to support his candidacy are ladies, if Woman's Enterprise may judge by the many favorable expressions in his favor. A business man of clean and honorable record, if elected, he will do credit to those who urged his appearance in the political field as well as to the family name and record and if elected Mayor, the city in which all his days have been spent and where all his earthly interests lie will be governed by a young, intelli gent and progressive citizen who will leave nothing undone to place it on the very highest municipal plane; the best managed and prettiest city in Louisiana. His opponents had better get down to good hard work if they are to outvote Mr. Bynum for be it known a Bynum has never yet been defeated at the polls and this statement covers many, many years in the life of Baton Rouge. FOR JUDGE OF CITY COURT. At the solicitation of many friends who recognize in Judge b; W. A. Benton a gentleman possessing all qualifications necessary "1 in the discharge of duties connected with the position of Judge p: of the City Court, that gentleman has consented to stand for re- 31 election basing his claim for the place upon the excellent record ir made during the five years he has served in the same capacity. b Learned in law, of sound judgment, free of personal or po- w litical prejudices, all decisions rendered by him have been fair ri and impartial and by them he has earned a reputation not often gained by predecessors. He has enforced city ordinances with out fear or favor and has been lienient where lieniency should be ti shown. In fact his entire administration has been one in which he .: has exhibited sound judgment and a knowledge of law. and of w human nature all of which entitle him to the support of lovers of u jaw and order. That the services rendered by Judge Benton are fully appreciated by the voters of Baton Rouge will be made plain at the city primary. Woman's Enterprise is non-political in so far at least as fac tional politics are concerned. While it will give voice to the opin ions of its editor upon all subpects in which the public is inter ested it will not be party or factionally bound. It is published in the interest of women of Louisiana and its columns are open to all who care to discuss questions in which women are inter ested but its columns may not be used to bolster up of the claims of those seeking political preferment. At the same time it is ready and willing to publish anything candidates may wish to say in presenting their claims to the voters of the city, parish or state, provided nothing is contained in communications reflecting upon the character, ability or standing in the community of an op ponent. Write of what you propse to do of benefit to the public; set forth your claims and let your opponent do likewise. Com plimentary notice given to candidates whose announcement ap pears in our columns must not be regarded as evidence that Wom an's Enterprise will give its support to that candidate. Every candidate now before the electorate of Baton Rouge is a worthy and useful citizen; they all look alike to us politically and there is not one of them we would be unwilling to vote for. OUR POSTMASTER. The reappointment of Mr. S. Y. Watson to fill the position of Postmaster, an office in which he has served the public un usually well for years has given all those having business with that department the sincerest pleasure. Not only has his adminis tration been a remarkably successful one but the courteous man ner in which he has treated patrons who appealed to him for ad vice in matters connected with postal affairs has endeared him to all our people and among those most highly pleased to know that for four more years, at least, that courteous and gen tlemanly treatment will continue is Woman's Enterprise which has been the recipient of much good advice and kind assistance in obtaining post office privileges granted the press. The Post master General certainly knows a good and efficient official. FOR COMMISSIONER. The entry of Mr. A. G. Mundinger into the municipal race furnished a stout contender for the position of Commissioner of Parks and Streets, and one thoroughly well equipped by education and experience as a civil engineer to discharge the duties of the position to which he aspires in most efficient and satisfactory manner. While yet a young man he has earned for himself a r·eputation as a reliable and trust worthy official. He is known as a skillful surveyor which makes him just such an official as is needed to care for streets, sewerage and other municipal plants .. and his energy and industry is such that our citizens will have no cause to complain of neglect or indifference on his part if public utilities are not kept in best condition. As Mr. Mundinger is recognized as a worthy and popular citizen he will most undoubt edly be strongly supported at the polls. Woman's Enterprise is not, as it has previously asserted, to De held responsible for sentiments expressed by those whose writings appear in its columns. It may or may not agree with its correspondents, but as there are two sides to all questions we present them so that readers may judge for themselves. The opinions or views of Woman's Enterprise are presented editori ally, when it cares to express them, but it is not egotistical enough to imagine they are more valuable than those of readers therefore we welcome discussion of public matters from every and any angle. That so many women are qualified to discuss questions of the day and that they take such active and intelli gent interest 'therein is strong and sufficient evidence that wis dom and patriotism are not monopolies to be exercised exclusively by the sterner sex. So sisters you may take either side of an argument of a public nature and be certain of a hearing by read ers of this paper. Free Gasoline lchse adllonliti1i, to 51(. or more mialde at our Store. On June 1st, we will givr, t tithe first ticket drawnI, 100 gallons of ogasoline; to tllhe second 30 gallons, and to the third 20 gallons. Come in; you m;ay be one of the lucky ones. Hogue Auto Supply Co. 409-11 Main St. It looked for a time as if no one could be found willing to become candidates for municipal officers, but after much urging by friends, enough have been found to meet all demands. In fact "the woods are full of them," all ready and willing to sacrifice private interests for the good of the public. In this connection one of our oldest citizens remarked that during a long life spent I in this city he never knew a time when candidates could not be found willing to serve the dear people where a good salary was attached to the position. Our noble sons are ever ready to respond to the call of duty. Uuless the "no-fence" law is promptly enforced it is feared the parish will be put to the expense of paying the transportation ;jf certain parties to Jackson. The fear of being run over by a wandering cow or being infected by ticks is having serious effect upon the brain of one or two persons of this community. The Best Antiseptic 'Healing TaleIni PAULSEN'S SFENO-TALC Gives Instant Relief for Prickly Heat and Chafing. Twenty-Five Cents a Box H. C. Paulsen & Son 202 Third Street. Phone 624 S We're Ready to Build for You in Edgewood Lawn Yes, EDGEWOOD HOUSE, which several thousand people admired has been sold to Prof. and Mrs. C. B. Had don, Jr. No other finished home there is for sale, but - we're going to start more within a very few days. Don't wait for this, though. 'Phone us today for an appointment and see the desirable lots that are still un Ssold. Just as soon gs your lots are paid for, we'll start a home exactly according to your plans-which you can pay i for almost like rent. There'll be nothing but homes in Edgewood Lawn. With its big start, it's sure to grow into one of our best resi dential sections-and there are still some good lots left at r original prices. B. E. Perkins 'Phone 36 210 Third St. LOUIS U. BABIN CYRUS J. BROWN Babin & Brown Realtors Real Estate and Investments Reymond Building Phone 461 BATON ROUGE, LA. City Property Subdivisions Farms Plantations W Timber Lands factory Sites ... Exclusive Agents for Fairfield Howell Comllulmlity Farnns Scotlad Rosalie Park Jefferson Fa:rms Duchei Place North Baton Rouge Midway Place Parkview Bernard Terrace, Commercial Place. Watch for the _ Development of EDGEWVOOD PLACE on the Jefferson Highway.