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POST CONVENTION NUMBER
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Progressive Women hMattie B. Mcrath
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF LOUISIANA FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS
VOL. 2. BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, NOVEMBER 24, 1922. NO. 5
TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LOUISIANA FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS
Regular Session Held it
Grunewald Hotel, New
Orleans, Nov. 8, 9,10
Wednesday Morning. fir
The first regular session of the ca
28rd convention of the L. F. W. C.
opened at 10:30 A. M. in Convention the
Hall, Grunewald Hotel, Mrs. A. G.
Reed, presiding. Fr
Minutes of Council and formal Se
opening read and approved. Chli
Mrs. J. R. Morton was asked to act lin
as parliamentarian. E.
Miss Badley read the minutes of
meeting of Board of Directors. the
The Preeldent explained that the 1
recqughea ations of the Board might tic
b.' hipte as a whole with the ex- the
chthoal the one suspending the
rales .bOh required a two-thirds rel
vote. 111, Wickliff moved, seconded Fe
by "Mrs. T. E. Brown, that the recom- va
mendations be taken up one at a time.
Motion lost, Ac
Mrs. P. T. Friedrichs, seconded by
Mrs. Sundros, moved "that the recom- of
mendations of the Board be adopted vic
with the necessary exception. Motion
Motion: "That the reocmmendation aci
of the Board to suspend the rules and
admit to full voting privilege those ed
clubs that have federated within the
past three weeks." mE
Motion carried with the necessary pry
twdthirds majority. ed,
The Res utions committee chair
Mrl s . rpont, presented a reso- rej
f.ion from the Press and Jublicity vol
4sprtment, making the Wonn's En- Sh
terp4e of Baton Ronge the official any
9e j of the Federations. Adopted. wl
A on from thePresidents' wit
Saaglng the name 1
ed the Department to to
The School Work Department. Adopt- 00
ed after discussion. W
A resolution to amend section 11 art
of Article 7 of the Constitution. Fr
Was read. Mr
Credential committee, Miss. Badley
chairman, made partial report show- Ge
Ing 60 clubs represented, with 125 the
delegates in attendance. pr
Mrs. Staples, chairman of the Rules en
and Regulations Committee, presented
report which was adopted. m
Mrs. Storm, chairmen of Program ve
for the cooperation in preparing the m
On motion of Mrs. Storm, the or- PI
der a tJe day was changed, and the jo
report of the nominating committee
placed immediately after the report vi
of the Local Board. al
A motion to change thl program pi
aosing the morning session at 12:15,
and placing the Educational Film the
first number in the afternoon was C
e carried. 81
The nominating committee reported
n the following names for officers. tl
. Finst Vice President, Mrs. J. E. it
Friend, of New Orleans; Recording
i Secretary, Mrs. D. A. Kelly, of Lake u
Charles; Treasurer, Mrs. Thos. Mil
t ling, of Shreveport; Auditor, Mrs. T. it
E. Brown, of Oakdale. E
f Two suggestions were offered by el
the committee. (See report.)
e The chairman called for nomina- ri
t tions from the floor. There being none w
. the reports of officers was called. p
SMiss Badley for the Recording Sec- a
s retay moved "that the minutes of the h
I Federation be bound." Motion pre- c
Mrs. Bolton read treasurer's report.
Accepted. (See reports).
SThe president spoke in appreciation
. of Mrs. White's most efficient ser
i vices as treasurer.
1 Corresponding Secretary, Miss Bad
ley, presented her report, which was
1 accepted. (See reports.)
1 The president's report was accept
e ed with a rising vote of thanks.
s The Transportation, and Endow
ment Loan Scholarship Committees
r presented reports which were accept
ed. (See reports.)
In accepting the Loan Scholarship
-report read by Mrs. Storm, a special
r vote of thanks was extended to Mrs.
. Shuttleworth for her untiring zeal
I and also to Mrs,,Phanor Breazeale,
who started the fond 21 years ago,
with a $50 gift.
M. StorM n moved "that subject
to the donorsconsent afum of $410.
00 raised in Shreeprt for Library h
Work, be turned into the Loan Schol- ,
arship fund and be known as the
.Frances Shuttleworth Scholarship." s
Motion prevailed. o
Mrs. Allen, representing Mrs. J. H. f
SGeduldig of Ghreveport, chairman of
6 the Parent-Teachers Department, was t
presented and presided for the Par- r
s ent-Teachers' Department program. I
d Prof. H. W. Stopher, director of
music, L. S. U., addressed the con- s
n vention on the subject, "The value of a
e music in the public schools."
After assembly singing, led by I
r. Professor Stopherw convention ad
oe journed to meet at 2:30 p. m. 1
ie During the intermission, the con- 1
rt vention was entertained at luncheon i
at the Delgado Trades school by the
m presidents' Cooperative club.
5, (Mrs. D. A.) Mabel King Kelly,,
ne Recording Secretary.
The Council of the 23rd annual
I meeting of the Federation of Wom
en's Clubbs convened in Convention
Hall of the Grunewald Hotel at 2:30
Mis. A. G. Reed, State Federation
President, called the meeting to order,
and asked Mrs. D. A. Kelly, of Lake
ras Charles, to act as Secretary in the ab
sence of Mrs. W. E. Faught of Welsh,
ted The chairman stated that it was
the privilege of the council to elect
E. its own chairman.
ng Mrs. A. G. Reed was nominated and
eke unanimously elected.
[il- The program of the afternoon was
T. immediately taken up. Subject: "The
Extension of Club Work and Influ
Mrs. Mary Barrow Gieson gave a
sa- resume of the year's work among club
ne women as related to the extension de
partment of the L. S. U., and outlined
ec- an advance program. At the close of
the her address, Mrs. P. J. Freedrichs
re- called for a rising vote of thanks to
f Mrs. Gieson for giving theoCouncil v
so much of constructive thinking. i
s' Miss Norma Overby in iS concise a
suggestion outlined the possibilities
of cooperation of Federation and Ex- t
[. tension Service. I
If Mrs. E. M. Heath Qustin, who was
s to have disoussed "The Town Wo- y
-man's Point of View," was detained
byb illness. I
f Mrs. John Springer spoke on "Plow
- shares," illustrating rural extension(
if and emphasizing the benefits of co
operation and friendship between rIn
iY ral and urban clubs.
I- The Mississippi plan of coopera
tion between Extension Service and 4
1- Federation bringing Afinancial oppor
rn tunity to the rural girls and womenj
le was forcefully and inspiratingly pre
sented by Miss Susie V. Powell, A.
Y, & M. College, of Mississippi.
Mrs. D. E. Brown, Arcadia, whose
Ssubject was "Junior Section"'' was de
tained by illness.
The Council listened with delight to
a group of songs by Mrs. Arthur
Herman, accompanied by Mrs. Fred
Boet, after which Mrs. A. F. Storm's
report of the Chautauqua Meeting
brought the Council a very vivid
glimpse of that great meeting, with
its emphasis on youth and its oppor
Mrs. Geo. P. Thompsoh, General
Chairman Local Committee, invited
the council to tea served by the Coun
cil of Jewish Women, in the red room
immediately after adjournment, and
made the announcements of the social
features for the Convention.
(Mrs, D. A.) Mabel King Kelly,
The 23rd Convention of the Federa
tion of Women's Clubs was formally
opened by the State President, Mrs.
A. G. Reed, in Convention Hall, in
Assembly singing of "Love's Old
Sweet Song," and "America The
Beautiful," was lead by W. J. Cou
sins, ccompanist, Mrs. Ethel Galvin,
Mrs. J. Bollinger, Mrs. J.T. Monroe,
Mrs. H. Gerot, Mr. Harry McGhee,
after which Mrs. Reed turned the
gavel over to Mrs. Thompson, chair
man of the evening. Invocation was
offered by the Rev. Dr. Geo. Henry
The Convention was welcomed for
the hostess *clubs of the First and
Second Districts by Mrs. G. P.
Thompson, for the Council of Jewish
Women, <,Mrs. Scott Beer, the
Presidents' Cooperative Club by Mrs.
I H. Soyster; the Newcomb Alumnae,
- by Miss Anna Many, the New Orleans
i federation by Mrs. -P. J. Freedrichs
)and the club women in general by
Mrs. John Clegg.
Mrs. Clegg paid tribute to the in
,fluence of Mrs. A. F. Storm, past
i president, and Mrs. A. G. Reed, the
- president incumbent, declaring the
,keynotes of their respective adminis
i trations have been "community ser
L vice" and "education." Mrs. J. C.I
Dupont of Houma, president of the
1 Third District, responded in behalf of
the visiting women.
s Mayor MsShane, on behalf of the 1
z city, made the convention feel very
- much at home in our great metropolis. I
Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart address
si ed the convention on the Moonlight
S School, whose efforts anticipates the I
- entire removal of illiteracy from our
I country during the present decade.
f Dr. W. Scheppergrell of New Or
s leans, president Louisiana State
o Parks Association, addressed the con- I
i vention on the subject of "Thee Plant- ho
I ing and Parks as Factors in Lousi- col
Sana Progress." P
SMiss Dorman's address and pie- Lo
- tures of "Our Louisiana," stirred our ot
hearts with pride. po
s The following committees were ap- ati
- pointed: at
I Resolutions: Mrs. J. C. Dupont, all
Mrs. D. A. Lee, Mrs. J. W. Bolton. an
- Courtesy Resolutions: Mrs. Mc- tel
a Clenden, Mrs. Purnell, Dr. Flint. th
SRules and Regulations. Mrs. S. B. gig
- Staples, Mrs. V. V. Sessions, Mrs. Mi
Wm. Lamb. reJ
- Elections: Mrs. J. R. Maitin, Mrs. a
d Geo. Fisk, Mrs. Edward Pillsbury.
After announcements, meeting ad- ti
n journed. o
(Mrs. D. A.) Mabel King Kelly, o
e Thursday Afternoon, it
Convention called to order in the th,
Green Room by Mrs. A. G. Reed, ed
d Mr. A. Harrison of the HercQl Film St
s Co., addressed the convention on the th
value of the educational film, fol- ab
d lowed by a demonstration. de
Convention adjourned to Conven- re
Stion Hall. a
Mr. J. E. Jackson, Naturalization th
Examiner for the Southern States,
'd spoke on the subject of "American- pl
ism." Mr. Jackson deplored the spi- ar
rit of the non-enforcement of the to
laws of the land. Stressed the teach- ar
al ing of Americanism to our foreign H
born women and urged Federation L,
to aid in spreading American ideals.
Mns. Henry Lazard and Mrs. A. or
'Hartman put on a very beautiful hr
pageant: "Correct Clothes for thelb(
School Children." m
a- Miss Pauline Mizzi demonstrated ec
ly the possibilities of the Junior See
*s. tion with a real Junior Club meeting si
in and program. he
Id s- sl
he Thursday Evening. tl
u- President's Night. II
n, Mrs. A. G. Reed, presiding. g'
e, The evening session was opened by
-e, the President's Processional in which a,
he there were 64 club presidents, who
ir- in symbol, lit their candles in the
as flame in the giant Federation candle
ry and bore them back to their clubs.
Following the processional, Mrs.
or White, accompanied by Mrs. Smith, f,
nd delighted the audience with a vocal c
P. solo. P
Lsh The president in her' annual address I
he (Continued on page seven) a
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Keep us, 0, God, from pettiness; let us be large in
thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self
May we put away all pretense and meet each other face
to face without self pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always gen
Teach us to put into action our better impulses,
straight-forward and unafraid.
Let us take time for all things; make us grow calm,
serene, and gentle.
Grant that we may realize it is the little things that
create differences; that in the big things of life we are
And may we strive to touch and to know the great
common woman's heart of us all, and 0, Lord God, let us not
:p tobe kind.
Special Correspondent at
Thursday Morning. ti
By Ruth Harris. IM
The report of the nominating cornm ci
" mittee, many business reports, and
an address by Prof. H. W. Stopher, m
director of music at the Louisiana G
State University, were the principal i
features of the session of the Louisi
Sana Federation of Women's Clubs in c
" the convention hall in the Grunewald lii
I Thursday morning. p
Mrs. Joseph E. Friend of Ner Or
3leans was nominated for vice presi- t
dent, according to the report read by
the secretary of the committee, Mrs.
-William Lamb. Others nominated a
3 were Mrs. D. A. Kelly of Lake Char- g
- les, recording secretary; Mrs. Thomas s
- Milling of Shreveport, treasurer; and a
I Mrs. T. E. Brown of Oakdale, audi- t]
Itor. These nominations were accept- "
ed by the convention and none weret'
offered from the floor. a
The reports of the nominating com
mittee will be given first place in the
convention's program in the future B
in order to facilitate balloting, ac
cording to a motion adopted.
Twenty-one new clubs were admit
ted into the fedenation during the past r
year, according to the report of the
corresponding secretary, Miss Daisy
Badley, of Baton Rouge.
According to the report of the trea-E
surer, Mrs. R. F. White, of Alexan-!
dria, read by Mrs. Bolton, the feder- I
ation had on hand in the bank Nov
ember 16 $447.52. The auditor's re
port by Mrs. T. E. Brown of Oak
dale, checked with the treasurer's re
That she had imade addresses .fo
home economics classes and short
courses, the American Legion, the
Parent-Teachers organization, the
Louisiana library commission, and
r other organizations, that she had sup
ported at the last session of the leg
islature only the bills which the feder
ation supported and that practically 1
all of these bills had been defeated,
and that she had closely followed the i
tentative budget presented to her in
the spring, were a few of the things 1
3. given in the report of the president,
Mrs. A. G. Reed of Baton Rouge. Her
report was received with applause and
a vote of thanks.
The Woman's Enterprise, Miss MaIt
tie McGrath, editor, was elected the
officMl organ of the federation, in res
olutions recommended by the commit
Stee in charge. Mrs. Mary C. Herget, I
state press chairman, has the publie
ity work in charge.
How 60 girls had been educated on
1e the scholarship loan fund which start
d, ed in 1901 with a gift of $50 by Mrs.
P. Breazeale wias told by Mrs. A. F.:
m Storm in the report of Mrs. J. Shut
3e tleworth, of Shreveport, who was un
1- able to attend the convention. It was
decided to use the proceeds of a fund
n- recently collected for library use for
a scholarship fund to be known as
>n the Frances Shuttleworth fund.
is, That music should have a regular
n- place in the public school curriculum,
,i- an dshould'come next in importance
he to the traditional "readin,' writin,'
h- and 'rithmetic," was urged by Prof.
gn IH W. Stopher, (lircetor of music at
on Louisiana State University.
5. "Music influences the child's life
A. and stays with him longer than per
ul haps anything else. People would d
hei better work if they many or hea: d
music while they worked," he rIeclar
eC- "New Orleans has an excellent mu
ng sic organization in the public schools,"
he continued, "but others have none
or have poorly organized work. We
should so train every child that at
the end of his school career he would
have that love for music which is the
guiding power in after-life."
by After this address the Convention
ich adjourned until the afternoon.
By Ruth Harris.
rs. To learn how best to work together
th, for publicity was the purpose of the
cal conference of the chairmen of the
press committees of the Louisiana
ess Federation of Women's Clubs, opened
at nine o'clock Thursday morning in
the Gold Room of the Grunewald by
Mrs. Mary C. Herget, state press
d "Two view points must be kept in
mind by the press worker," stated M.
a G. Osborn, head of the journalism de
l partment of Louisiana State Univer.
Ssity, in the opening address of the
in conference. "The editor and the pub.
Id lic must be considered-the public es
pecially-for if- the reader cannot
r find anything interesting to him in
Sthe paper, he thinks it is a failure."
y That more space in the newspapers
. than ever before is given to women's
,d activities, from home decoration to
r- gardening, is due, Professor Osborn
3s said, to three things: the importance
id and news value of women's activities,
i-the desire of the editor to print as
t_ much constructive news as possible
re to offset that of a demoralizing effect,
and the fact that there are now many
. women in newspaper work.
he "Editors are more and more giving
re greater space to wholesome things,'*
,c- Professor Osborn continued. "They
are supporting churches, schools, and
it- clubs, as well as the police court
he He upheld the newspapers in giving
sy space to sordid crimes, because, he
said, even though it may have a bad
.a- effect on the youth of the country, it
,n- also tends to restrain the criminal
ar- because of the fear of exposure, and
)V_ suppressed news of crimes would pro.
re tect the criminal.
ºk- "Editors recognize the fact that
re women are sponsors for good move
4L gR*.Ia aaygI ad to have them oee
jo tribute," he concluded. "The press
ort worker should also realize the value
bhe of the newspaper; 90 percent of the
the people read newspapers and nothing
ind else. The only means of publicity is
up the press-books and wore of mouth
eg are ineffectual."
er- The principal reason why women
Ily have more publicity, according to Mrs.
ed, J. C. Hardy, president of the Missisa.
,he ippi Federation of women's clubs, for.
in mer press chairman of that state, and
tgs the second speaker, is that women
nt, have more power as a factor since
[er woman suffrage.
end "What they say and what they do
is now as important as what men do,''
gt.. she declared, and sometimes more ire.
,he portant, because women are organized
es- for philanthropic work"'
it- Mrs. Hardy stressed the fact that
et, the press workers of the federation
ie- should turn copy in to the editor in
gobd shape and on time. Schools
bn within the federation for the press
rt- chairman would be a good thing, she
Irs. stated. She advised a special column
F. for club news, instead of having the
ut- items used for fillers for any place
in- in the paper.
,as The speaker then sketched briefly
mnd the history of the press work for the
for federation in Mississippi. Five years
as ago, she said, the federation was lit
tle known in her state. She proposed
lar to the editor of the Daily Herald of
am, Gulfport that he devote one page a
nce week to women's clubs; she finally se'
in,' cured half a page, but after two is
lof. sues wias given a whole page and since
at that time the clubs have never failed
an issue. From the small salary paid
life the editorial stair of three, turned
ur- into the club funds, they have been
di lie to own their own club rooms,
a: d yith reo.t rooms and kitchen, furni
ar- ture for the community Lou we for
county clubs, and many other things.
nu- A magazine lpublished by the fed
15," (ration solely for the federation is
one absolutely essential for the best work,
We according to Mrs. Hardy. Mississippi
at has a state magazine, published every
uld two months, called the "Mississippi
the Club Woman." The magazine is the
federation's speaking, it gives the
;ion women all the space they want, its
editorial policy is the policy of the
federation, and it carries all material
that is valuable to the club women
but which the newspapers would re.
fuse to carry. The magazine prints
ther the programs of all the various deo
the partments of the federation, it has
the a question and answer column for any
Lana club member, it conducts a parliamen
med tary law class, and each issue has a
i in (Continued on page two)