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Progressive Women Mattie B. McGrath VOL. 2. No. 2. BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, AUGUST 1, 1922. 11 ig aI ggggIlI M 1- . INTERESTING LETERS WRITTEN BY TWO POPULAR YOUNG LADIES OF THIS CITY WBILE TOURING EUROPEAN COUNTRIES Two popular young ladies of Baton I Rouge, Misses lone Burden and" Pearl I McVae, who are touring Europe, 1 writes interestingly of their trip on the steamer "Caniopic." 1 Following is the first written en i route: "On Board S. S. Canopic, I June 28, 1922. Dear Dad: I mailed you a letter from Quebec, c also one from the mouth of the St. Lawrence. This will be sent from t Liverpool as no mail can get off now. C Pearl and I started to send wirelesses s home yesterday, they were reason- v able, but it was extravagance in at way so be abandoned the plan. S Since we left the mouth of the I river, it has been so cold that it is s impossible to go on deck without f everything one possesses on, and then c steamer rugs. It is always cold, I v understand on account of the ice bergs v from the Northl; here look at your f map and find the Gulf of St. Law. t rence. Do you see Cabot Strait? Do a you find Nova Scotia, St. Pierre, c around Cape Race and northeast . around the northern coast of Ireland I to Liverpool? Our route, which is a 200 miles shorter, is from the Gulf h through Belle Isle Strait (find it-- a and note narrowness), but there are ii too many icebergs coming down, and d the fogs are too dense now so we are t taking the longer course out. All to- q day we've been scarcely moving and 'I the fog is getting more dense; all of b which means we'll be late getting to v Liverpool. Nobody wants to be on b board the 4th of July and if things r clear up, we should arrive sometimc o during Saturday night, and get ashore t1 Monday. After the inspecting we wi'1 tl go right down to London, and, cele- o brate the 4th there. A You see we left Montreal at dawn c aday rrivring at Quebec at 4. At F n 10 Sunday night the mail was closed ,1 for the mouth of the river but it ', wasn't until Monday sometime that n we passed into the Gulf, and Dad it has been so pitifully cold; practically n impossible to stay out. Sunday at sunset (8:30), I saw the most marve. lous sunset I've ever witnessed either with my own eyes or through the eyes of an artist. WV were stretched , out in our steamer chairs, well cover b. ed and bundled up, and directly west n the sun itself looked like a huge ball r. of fire, radiating from the sun were s strips of orange, and flaming red which melted irto yellow and pink, sad a the sky was shades of blues and greens with the water a greenish e blue; if frequently white caps we:e s sighted as the boat glided on as peace t fully as a painted ship on a painted a ocean. But this pleasant calmness I was not for long; Monday evening s we were well into the Gulf; there, un r fortunately, was a ground swell, and - the good ship, which on the previous o evening made one think of the An eient Mariner, pitched and tossed, and t over 500 of the passengers went down. I Pearl, poor kid,--!! I won't brag 6 about myself, for no telling what will f happen in case we have a storm or Sarother ground swell. Monday even e ing scarcely any one went .down to I dinner; I lay quietly on deck till 10:30, e then hurried down and got to bed as - quickly as possible and was saved. I Tuesday morning we had breakfast in r bed and did not get up till 10:30 when we went on deck and were served i boullion, then stretched out, always remember well muffled for it was 35 on deck, till 1. We ate a huge lunch, a then went back to steamer chairs till I tea was served with delicious slices of buttered toast and raisin cake. About this time (4:30), we passed the Scliff and light house on Cape Race. Ft flasg smlcks were .'plentlful sa • .77 there were many sail boats scattered I about. You can't imagine how freer. goi ing it has been since Monday. There arc was a dance on deck that night in yoL spite of the rough sea but few in- ton dulged; nearly everybody was confin- 1 h ed in their cabins, and a few of us do were very quiet in our steamer chairs tou freezing and scared. to death we'd be bul the next to "go down." They stretch- she ed canvas to keep the wind out, and huge flags for decorative purposes. ate Then they brought out the piano and u strapped it to the hooks, and som 'iV( few danced. So many were so sic cloi that I feared me to be the next victim an( and had I stirred about I don't doubt that I should have been. do The orchestra plays daily from 10 yo till 11, during which time boullion ste and crackers are served, then again sis from 3 till 4 in the afternoon when goi tea, buttered toast and raisin bread is br served, again from 4:30 to 5:30 out- do side the library when dinner is served, not and again it plays from 7 to 10. I was very lazy this morning. ItTh was freezing cold, the fog was so be dense the ship stopped entirely and has off and on all day; whenever it tra clears she moves on; at present we are moving at about 2? miles an hour do and I hope we keep it up. A few minutes ago I received good news we are expecting to get into the Gulf stream and it will be warmer. I cer tainly trust so, the lounge is steam heated and the only warm place. To- 1 morrow at 7, communion will be cele- age brated for Episcopalians, and.. tPearl Bu and I will go if we can manage to get vid up that early. for Sunday morning! Pearl and I COy have just taken communion. Let me Sol say right here, excuse my French, be we've had a DIABLE of a trip! The Ma weather is a little warmer but is still tio too cold to be comfortable anywhere. Dr The old timers tell us this has been mil the VERY ROUGHEST TRIP EVER Re in June. I have not been sick so far, a I and Pearl hasn't since the first at- die tack, there is very little doing, and no. lo body feels good. Those who are able sul to crawl out, get in theWi steamer me chairs with all available -.ruNg and C fre~Se to dean. !1e boat kasrocked the so mnuc. a4 so iiolently, that the dr steier chairs are strapped to the thi floors, and troughs have to be put di on the table to hold the dishes. All gu port holes are closed all the time to vi keep the water out; it simply sweeps fof over the bow of the boat at tith.es. It eel was unusual to see so many people foi out last night but it was because a ed concert of local talent was given for e the orphans of the sailors. de Several nights ago, after the stew-wi ardess closed all the port holes in one tel of the cabins, one of the girls opened sa it. After she had been asleep a short time, the wind got worse, water go swept through the port hole; she, as thinking the ship was sinking, gr jumped from the upper berth and as c a result, will be in the hospital in ca Liverpool with a compound fracture o for six weeks at least. Three people a have slipped on deck and sprained th their ankles. N The sun is peeping through; it isB the first we have seen since Monday, er I think. I PLACE OF ANNUAL REUNIONS. "~ The United Confederate Veterans organized at New Orleans June 10, 1889, and the record shows that an nual reunions have been held as fol lows: 1889-New Orleans. 1890-Chattanooga, Tenn. 1891--Jackson, Miss. 1892-New Orleans. S1894-1Birmingham, Ala. 1895-Houston, Texas. 1896-Richmond, Vs. 1897--Nashville, Tenn. 1898-Atlanta, Ga. 1899-Charleston, S. C. 1900-Louisville, Ky. 1901--Mlemphis, Tenn. 1902--Dallas, Texas. 1903-New Orleans. 1904-Nashville, Tenn. 1905-Louisville, Ky. 1906-New Orleans. 1907--Richmond, Va. 1908-Birmingham, Ala. 1909-Memphis, Tenn. 1910-Mobile, Ala. 4 1911--Little Rock, Ark. 1912-Macon, Ga. 1913-Chattanooga, Tenn. 1914--Jacksonville, Fla. 1915-Richmond, Va. 1916-Birmingham, Ala. 1917-Washington, D. C. 1918-Tulsa, Okla. 1919-Atlanta, Ga. 1920-Houston, Texas. 1921--Chattanooga, Tenn. 1922-Richmond, Va. onday Tuesday Specialson por ia, out cor Monday Tuesday Specials the it. SHen's Tropical Weight r L ..4J .... jul Worsted Suits L Our entire stock is reduced to ha make room for our fall suits which will soon be arriving. th jThese suits are two-piece, in I light and dark shades. Colors - and patterns cover everything PI popular for summer wear, and we can fit men of all propor- or tions. You can wear these suits n into late fall. Value to $45.00, nt lo Special $19.50 Semi-Annual Sale.. of Manhattan Shirts Starts Monday Little need be said about the make and quality of these Shirts for everybody knows them, but it will be a good opportunity for the men who wear Manhattans to stock up for the coming months, and for those who have never known them to get ac 'quainted. Just Note the Reductions and See What You Will Save 2.50 Shirts .....$1.65 7.00 Shirts ..... 4.95 3.25 Shirts .......2.25 8.50 Shirts .........5.85 4.00 Shirts .......2.85 10.00 Shirts .......6.95 00 Shirts .........3.45 12.00 Shirts .......8.35 6.00 Shirts .........4.25 *,.*,,,,,,,stLeL:#*sss~sSSIISSSOR*Ie~te#·o There is a lot of red tape about this going abroad-officers come aboard ar.d vise your passport, etc., etc. Then you claim your baggage in the cus tom house, and they examine it. Then 1 have no idea what else we have to do to land. Anyhow we meet our tour manager in Liverpool. On the bulletin was a notice that all baggage should be ready at 9 to.night. Sunday morning, on deck. Just f, ate a huge breakfast and am feeling o much better, in fact, every one seems a livelier. The sky is blue, white r clouds are floating here and there and the world looks good. h On boats one is not supposed to n do a thing in the world for one's self; s] you don't even have to tuck your n steamer rug, the steward and his as- tE sistants do that, if you don't feel like d, going down to meals, have them a brought up on deck to you. I shall tl do that for lunch or dinner if I am tI not feeling especially well. c I shall write no more on the boat. tI The next time you hear from me will a be London, and we expect to land f, to-morrow, and there is a special s train to carry passengers from the Canopic to London. I am now going t] down. 5 Love to all inquiring friends, ci IONE. ti o-- BUNKER HILL BANQUET. b Through the generosity of the man- n agement of the Boston Globe the a Bunker Hill banquet, originally pro- 0 vided by General Charles A. Taylor, former editor of that paper, is to be h continued until the last inmate of the s Soldiers' Home passes away. It will h be remembered that to dedicate the I Massachusetts monument in the Na tional Cemetery of this city, Governor c Draper and staff, together with com- e mittees of the Senate and House of V Representatives of Massachusetts and r a large delegation of ex-Federal sol. diers, among whom was General Tay- t lor, came here and to their evident surprise found Governor Sanders and many prominent citizens, including I SCamj No. 17 Confederate Veterans, th o with quite a'la ge mrdi bership, drawn up at the depot to receive I them while Isla de Cuba, a gunboat, discharged a salvo of twenty-four guns in honor of the distinguished visitors. Next day a procession was formed to escort the visitors to the t cemetery, where upon arrival they found the Confederate Veterans form- i ed to receive and salute them. On . behalf of our citizens Governor San-! ders delivered an eloquent address to which Governor Draper responded af-I ter which children from the schools I sang appropriate songs. t Such a reception, such evidence of rgood will, so impressed the visitors I as to call forth strong expressions of gratitude and this added to the wel come given the party in New Orleans, caused General Taylor to promise that on each recurring Bunker Hill day a grand feast should be provided for the inmates of the Soldiers' Home. Now that he has passed away the Boston Globe will continue the gen erous custom. Auto-suggestion to most persons I rwans a hint to be selecting the 1923 jmodel. The selection of a cemetery lot does not bring its use any nearer, but it does dispose of a duty with comfort and due deliberation, which if deferred till necessity demands will have to he done in haste and with much inconvenience. ROSELAWN Phone 2442 MEPORIAL PARK For Free Service Car 341 Florida St. to Cemetery gl V--- I~~·~'WWTV WW • 9-W qrw m_ J_ ANNUAL CONVENTION OF STATE FEDERA TION OF WOMAN'S CLUBS WILL BE HELD IN NEW ORLEANS EARLY IN DECEMBER Federation news at the present h writing must be in the nature of plans ir for the future and hopes for the work a of the fall and winter, as very little it active work can be done during the p months of July and August. fi In the first place all clubs which have pledges unpaid to the Endow- o ment fund are urged to clear the it slate of such indebtedness before the a next annual convention. Such an in- d tensive campaign for Endowment fund ci donations was carried on last summer i and fall that it would not be fair to e: thf clubs to ask for further donations I this year. The Endowment fund can n cnly be saved from a standstill by a the payment of obligations already assumed by the clubs who have de- fi ferred payments and the loyalty of li some of our new federated clubs. h The Annual convention will meet v this year in New Orleans, December tl 5th, 6th and 7th. The program is in a charge of Mrs. Storm as chairman of r the program committee and she will h soon be able to announce the speakers a both from Louisiana and from outside e the state. There will be one promi- f nent speaker on educational subjects c and at least one on the vital question of rural organization. 5 The question of rural organization F has occupied our sister state of Mis- a sissippi foe the past several years and I has not been given the attention in J Louisiana this year that was hoped for I and planned. This work needs the co-operation of one woman out of 1 every federated club. She must be a 1 woman of tact energy and leisure and t must look upon the work of club or. I ganization as the greatest possible boon to the rural communities. Where are we to find such workers? We have them in Louisiana, for they exist in other states and Louisiana women are not behind others in anything, but it will be the task of the district presidents and the state president to find them and put them to work. The federation year book has been off the press about three weeks and is in the hands of all state officers and chairmen, and of the club presi dents and secretaries. The club offi cers are reminded that the year book is their book of reference for all fed eration information. It should be kept handy and constantly corrected as new data in regard to club officers and chairmen appears. Mrs. Storm before retiring from of fice offered to take charge of the pub lication of the 1921 Year Book and she has done all of the work connected with its assembling, printing and even the securing of advertising matter, and the mailing out. The book is really a report of two year's work and is a clear concise report of all feder ation activities, remarkably free from error. A few copies remain of the first edition which will be sold at the cost price of fifty cents each. Plans for the fall include a news sheet which will give all convention plans and an outline of the program and which will be issued by the Pub I licity Department about October first. SA speaker's bureau whereby the clubs may be put in touch with the best of our Louisiana lecturers, who will give their services for a small sum and is traveling expenses in another hope of I the federation for next winter. As . soon as compiled this list will be an e nounced in the press and will be avail e able upon application. e MRS, A. G. REED. , LOUISIANA GIRL IN EGG DAY QUEEN. RACE e Margaret Clark of flaten Rouge, Nominated by the Dean of Worn. r en in the Louisiana State I University for Queen s of Petaluma's Egg Day Carnival. y PETALUMA, July 11.-The invita - tions to the agricultural colleges of r the United States each t, nominate - a girl for queen of Petaluma's Egg 3 Day this year is bringing responses - to H. W. Kerrigan, secretary of the a Petaluma Chamber of Commerce from all over the country. f In the past the Egg Day queen has s been a Petaluma girl, but it was de f cided this year that the guardian of - the flocks should be selected from the ', country at large, seeing that Peta t luma does not quite monopolize the ' egg industry. r Kerrigan has a letter today from - Mrs. Mary Herget, dean of women in e Louisiana State University, in which - she nominates Miss Margaret Clark of Baton Rouge for the queen job. Miss Clark is in the home econom s ics department of the university and I 3 a typical Southern girl, Mrs. Herget I assures Kerrigan, "young, vivacious, 1 very natural, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 110 pounds and woulb make a splendid. queen." Egg Day will be combined with the Sonoma County fair, held August 19 to 26. The purpose of the Chamber of Commerce in going far afield for a queen this year is the better to call the world's attention to the fact that Petaluma is really a feathered king dom, with millions of chickens, hun dreds of millions of eggs and last year shipped 26,000,000 eggs, 6,890,000 chickens and hatched 12,000,000 baby chicks, and when it comes to eggs, has every other hennery beaten. Egg Day will be celebrated with a chicken parade, egg sccramble , egg barbecue, egg games, rooster races and the like. In addition to the usual county fair events during the week there will be a kiddies' circus. Baby Day, Dairy Day, trademark review, "Jack London luncheon," Sonoma Pioneers' Day, a fashion show and other features. Do you want to sell or buy a store or any other Business, to borrow or loan money? Write in confidence to J. S. Webster, 840 Convention St.