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Natchitoches, La.
That real civic interest and pride
are being rapidly developed among
many of the women of Natchitoches
who heretofore have been more or
less indifferent, by the splendid work
being done by the Community Wel
fare League, is clearly evidenced by
the attendance at the meetings and
splendid results obtained thereby. The
meeting Monday afternoon was fine,
the reports from the different com
mittees finer, and proof of their in
telligent and well directed efforts
It was decided that strenuous ef
forts would be made to get not only
every member but every woman in
Natchitoches to register and pay poll
tax before the end of the year, other
wise she cannot participate in any
election for the next two years, and
not only are several important ones
already scheduled to take place, but
others likely to occur, and every
woman owes it to hesrelf, her fam
ily and community to be prepared to
her duty, so all are urged to attend
to this very important matter by
going to the Court House where the
parish registrar will be found every
day during the week of December
11-16, between 9 A. M. and 5 P. M.,
and every Friday and Saturhay
throughout the month of December.
Attention of those members who have
failed to pay their dues is called to
this fact and they are asked to be
prepared to do so when Secretary
calls for same.
It was decided to give a Thanks-'
giving offering of bed linens to the
Sanitarium, and a committee was aq
pointed to confer with Acting Mayor
Watson and ask him to take up the
matter of lavatory service at T. &
P. depot upon which the League has
been working with the Division Supt,
The League will carry out as far as
possible the late lamented Mayor'sI'
plans for a City Beautiful, who not I
only co-operated but was always an
inspiration to it, and after a com- 1
mittee was appointed to draw up res
olutions of regret and sympathy upon I
his untimely death, the meeting ad- I
journed subject to call.-Enterprise.
ORicers and Directors. b
President, Mrs. Luther V. Settoon; a
vice president, Mrs. H. P. Hill; Rec.
Secty., Mrs. C. S. Rolling; Cor. Secty., c
Mrs. L. J. Patenotte; treasurer, Mrs. IB
E. G. Burbank; auditor, Mrs. J. T. b
Mashburn; directors, Mrs. D. H. Tay- a
lor, Mrs. H. F. Cassell, Mrs. T. Gach- c
et, Mrs. Florence Dunn. v
Alexandria, La. t
The following excellent report was a
made at the last monthly meeting of e
the Mothers' Club, compiled by Mrs. p
J. H. Levy, President:
The Mothers' Club of Alexandria p
begs to submit the following report t.
for. the period of November, 1921, to
November, 1922:
1. Membership: 146 in good g
2. Funds dispersed: Miscellaneous 3
$215.01; night matron $500 from po
lice jury, and $1,500 playground 3
3. Funds on hand: $257.95.
4. Regular activities:
Sent twenty-seven dozen tablets C
and pencils to the public schools for a
distribution on the day of opening.
Secured the renewed donation of a
gold medal for scholarship in Bolton b
high school by Senator Bertrand Weil. b
Secured free scholarship at the
Draughon's Business College.
Gave fie gold medals to the public o
schools for scholarship in graded
schools and domestic science in Bol- ~
ton high school.
Distributed magazines and books to
rural schools.
Carried magazines, flowers, to the a
U. 8. P. H. hospital No. 27 at Camp "
Observed Mothers' day by placing '
white flowers in depots, hotels and r
other public buildings; also Decora- c
tion day by placing flowers on the P
grave of Miss Irion, daughter of the b
former superintendent of the national t
Distributed six baskets to needy a
families on Thanksgiving eve. t
5. Special activities of the year: a
Secured from the school boald a
promise of early instellatloa of school s
savings banks. E
Secured $500 from the police jury <
to defray salary of night matron at c
the union station. i
;.The executive committee of the I
~rsi ~Qg). with hth mothers
of the seniors of the Bolton bigl i
school to promote neatness sad aim- t
'E. plicity and to reduce extravagance in
dress among school girls.
de Assisted with the child welfare
rig work, domestic science and art de
es partments at the Central Louisiana
or fair, held October 9 to 14.
rk 6. Donations:
4- Ten dollars to the Christmas stock
by ing fund at Camp Stafford, 1921; $5
rid to Central grammar playground fund;
he $5 to the parent-teachers' circles;
1e, $15 toward defraying expenses of
nl- two canning club girls taking the
n- short course at the L. S. U. at Baton
ts Rouge; $5 to Mrs. Shuttleworth for
loan scholarship fund; $8 monthly in
f- cidental funds for night matron at
ly union station.
in 7. Social features: Held open
Mll meeting with special program in Jan
r- uary; welcomed public school teach
IY ers with a reception September 30;
id entertained the Eighth district con
es vention April 4; sent three delegates
it to the Baton Rouge convention.
8. Parent-teachers' circles:
West End-Fitted up a first aid
d and rest room in the school building.
Furnished six dozen tablets and pen
e cils and some books for a few pu
pils; raised $154 toward a picture
r Rosenthal-Instrumental in having
bridges placed across the streets;
raised $60.
,e Central-Equipped the playground
;o of the Central grammar school with
, up-to-date apparatus made of hot
Sgalvanized steel set in concrete bases.
It consists of a merry-go-round,
;chutes, swings, seesaws, sliding poles,
Le bars, trapeze, ladders, rings and
!climbing poles and represents an ex
Spenditure of $1,500. Ereeted trellises
Le and planted several hunded vines,
Sflowers and shrubs to beautify the
s grounds.
Preparations are being made for
s an "Open Meeting" of the club in
SJanuary. A called meeting was held
t recently of the Music, Entertainment,
Educational chairmen and representa
Stives of the Parent-Teachers and an
Selaborate program will be prepared.
A most interesting report of the
work being done by the federated
clubs of Louisiana in cooperation with
'the Home Demonstration Agents and a
the Rural club work has been sent is .
by Miss Overby, our State Ohairman t
;of Home Demonstration work.
It will be of interest to all of the
clubs that are trying to foster the
Sspirit of neighborliness between the
*town and country women. Much in
-terest was shown in this feature of
- club work by those attending the con
vention and the clubs of Baton Rouge
are arranging for a Neighbor Day I
meeting to take place in January
when the members of the clubs oft
the city and the parish will get to.
s gether for the whole day with a lun
I cheon served at the Rest Room and a
p. rpogram of interest to every woman.
Miss Overby's letter to the club
i presidents and her report of the work
t that has been done is as follows:
Baton Rouge, La.,
November 27, 1922.
My Dear Club Women: 1
In her address before the Annual
Meeting of the Louisiana Federation
of Women's Clubs in New Orleans,
Mrs. Winter, fresident of our Gen
eral Federation, gave emphasis to
the fact that the home is the great
center of women's interests-and that
r all of the things that touch the home
have their larger aspect in the ac
tivities of the General Federation. I
To enrich the home life of club mem
bers-to extend the influence of Fed
o eration so that every home-maker in a
the country is brought to a knowledge
of better things-to a sense of great
i er power an dof larger responsibili- I
- ties through united effot.--surely, i
this is no sanall aim for Federation. c
, Yet it is just this that our organisa- I
tion is doing and is seeking to do for i
B an ever enlarging group of home- i
, makeas in all parts of the world. a
Is your Club interested in its im
I mediate neighbors-women in the ru- 1
I ral sectiomi whose interests are so I
- closely allied with yours-whose op- t
e portunities may not be quite so great, t
e but whose help could be an inspira- t
1 tion to you and whose presence in our I
State Federation would tremendously I
r augment the influence of Federation
for the things it is seeking to I
achieve ? t
a I am enclosing herewith copy of I
I some suggestions gathered from the I
experiences of clubs in various parts I
r of the State, and presented at the re- I
t cent State meeting in New Orleans i
for the consideration of the assem- I
s bled delegates. Each of the delegates a
Swpseuset was aSked to, dIsoues with hbe
i club the asggestions listed and to seek t
- to have one more of them inoorporat. t
ed in the Club's program of work
for the coming year.
May I hope that your club will do
this? I would like to hear from you
just as soon as you have decided
which of the suggestions you will
+adopt as one of the special activities
of your club for the coming year.
Very sincerely yours,
Chairman, Home Demon
stration Committee.
Her report follows:
1922 Report of Home Demonstration
Chairman on Cooperation Between
Women's Clubs of Louisiana Mem
bers of the State Federation and
The L. S. U. Extension Service.
1. There has been a general effort
on the part of the leaders in club
work to familiarize members with
the character and scope of the work
done by home agents. These agents
in a number of places have been ask
ed to discuss their work before meet
ings of the Clubs.
2. Lafayette, Ruston and New Or
leans Clubs have assisted in Milk-for
Health Campaigns, emphasizing the
importance of clean milk in the diet
of growing children, making weight
records, checking increased consump
tion of milk, and following with con
sideration of school lunches and pro
viding a hot dish at the noon day
3. Mothers' Clubs in Acadia parish
have been instrumental in securing
and equipping club rooms for boys
and girls. Two new club rooms have
been established this year, making a
total of six in the rural schools of
that parish. Some of these have de
veloped into regular Home Economics
4. The Baton Rouge Housewives'
League took an active part in organ
ining a rural club in the Istrouma
5. The work of the Lake Charles
Clubs in instituting Neighbors' Day
where members of women's clubs
from over the parish were brought
together, was given in Mrs. Spring
er's report,
6. Women's chlbs of Alexandria
joined forces with the men's organi
zations of that city in making the
community and District Fairs, and
the annual club rally for young peo
ple, members of the agricultural and
home demonstration clubs of Rapides
Parish, outstanding events of their
kind in the State.
7. The Mothers' Club of Alexandria
and the clubs in Ruaton and Bastrop
provided scholarships for girls to at
tend the onerweek State Short Course
at L.S.U.
8. The club members at Bastrop
also assisted with the parish Short]
Course for club members of More- i
9. The club women of Houma have i
interested themselves in the question I
of local appropriation in support of
the home demonstration agent. While 1
the situation at Houma is not yet a's
sured, these women have learned 4
something of their parish finances I
and the way such matters are admin
10. In Franklin the Waverly Club 1
has been active in visiting rural 1
communities and interesting them
selves in the work of the home agent. 1
They take care of club members from 1
country communities on all special I
occasions such as contest days, ral- a
lies, camps, etc.
11. The Bosk Club in Tallulah took I
an active part in the tri-parish fair i
recently held there. Their activities
contributed in no small degree to the
success of that event.
A number of articles for publica- I
tion have been written. Suggestive
programs and charters prepared un
der the direct supervision and help
of Mrs. Reed have been sent to at
number of rural groups. 1
From the office of the National 1
Prohibition Agent comes the follow- 4
ing letter with the suggestion to the a
clubwomen, embodying President (
Harding's plea for education in re- I
gard to law enforcement. That this t
is important work for our cluibs and i
sohools to do is beyond doubt. 1
The Proclamation of President t
Harding for Nation-wide observance, 1
December 8-9 as 'American Educa- 1
tion Week" comes at an opportune I
time, affording an exceptional oppor- C
tunity for carefully planned and f E
fective work in behalf of law enforce- i
ment. ·
There is nothing more important, I
more necessary, more imperative ast t
this time, than the education of the m
people as to the graver need of Law '1
Enforcement and the benefits which
faliowed the adoption of the Eight- c
eenth amendment, which was written c
into the constitution by the largest
majority of any of the nineteenr
The highest and mout reputable au- t
tiorities declare that there ha. nevae e
been such propusw made in any czu- *
k sade for religious and civil welfare I
as that for Prohibition. Men are san
D er and happier; birth conditions are
J improved; bank accounts are larger;
j drunkenness has decreased over sev
I enty-five per cent; families are better
Sclad, better fed, better housed and
have more pleasures and recreation; r
home conditions are more sanitary.
more cheerful, less depressing; school t
.attendance has increased over 300.- t
000, and church membership 1,000,
000; 177,790 saloons have been closed.
1090 breweries and 236 distilleries
The President of the United States
has said, "In bhe face of so much evi
dence on this point, what conscienti'
ous man would want to let his own
selfish desires influence him to vote
to bring it back?"
American Education Week affords
a wonderful opportunity of broad-1
casting from coast to coast the pro
Sgress made since prohibition became
.effective and the improved economic
.conditions prevailing throughout the
country. A specially prepared pro
.gram, emphasizing this fact should be
arranged by every men's and wom- i
en's club and all organizations re
gardless of political, religious or civic
affiliation throughout the United t
Submitted by Mrs. Chester M. Sut
ton, Child Welfare Chairman).
All Welfare Pamphlets from Chil
dren's Department of Labor Bureau,
Washington, D. C.
The Road To Health, Keep Well
Series No. 1; Treasury Dept. (And
all other pamphlets). United States
Public Health Service, Washington,
D. C.
Pamphlets from National Child s
Labor Committee, 105 E. 22nd S.t, "
New York City.
Problems of Child Welfare, George c1
B. Mangold.a
Literature from McCormick Me- el
morial; North Clark St., Chicago.
Gives lists of Welfare Films, and tl
where to obtain Welfare Materials t
and other worth while bibliography, a
Laws relating to Women and w
Children; State Primer, Sacramento, a
California. V1
Pamphlets from Bureau of Child °'
Hygiene; California State Board of a
Health, Sacramento.
Pamphlets from Dept. of Public
Health, (Child Welfare Division), G
Diet for infants and children, San F
Francisco, Calif. ti
Pamphlets; Russel Sage Founda- ce
tion, Kew York. F
A Plan for the Reduction of Juve- ci
Hile Delinquency by Community Ef- T
fort, by 0. F. Lewis, Gen'I Secy., ac
Prison Association of New York, 135 in
East 15th Street. (I especially rec- it
ommend this little pamphlet, which fif
is full of valuable suggestions, and rE
right up to the minute).
I am also enclosing copies of let
ters and pamphlets from the Califor
nia State Board of Charities and
Corrections which may be used as a
basis for some good practical work.
The Juvenile Protective Assn. of
Chicago has prepared very helpful
reports and literature, which they
will gladly send out upon request.
I have endeavored to give works.
with which there is only a silght cost
to procure, that of postage, but I
believe that the Children's Bureau
at Washington publishes a list of
welfare books that will be well to
secure if a systematic work is decided
upon and will be carried out.
State Welfare Chmn., L. F. W. C.
The Istrouma Housewives' League
has re-organized for the winter and
has planned a very profitable pro
gram which will include studies in
government ,school improvemeit
work and programs under the Exten
sion service of the University. This
Club will take an active part in the
Neighbor Day program being planned
by all the clubs of East Baton Rouge
parish. The purpose of Neighbor
Day, which is going to be held during
the week of the Extension Service
Short course, will be to bring ial Ithe
women's organizations of the' parish
together for a day's program, in
cluding a mid-day luncheon and an
evening banquet. Next week, Mrs.
W. B. Hatcher, president of the
Sixth district of the fedemtion, will
talk to the Iatrouma League on the'
subject of federation and Mrs. Reed
will also speak.
Mrs. Reed spoke on Monday, De
cember 4th at the regular meeting
of the Women's Improvement League
of Hammond on the subject, "Are
You Doing State Federation Work?"
Before the meeting Mrs. H. G. Green,
the retiring president of the League,
entertsined the munbera of the or
ganization, the officers and Mrs. q
9 Reed at a lovely luncheon.
The women of the Hammond Im
'provement League have been largely
Sinstrumental in securing the building
Sof a Community House, which will
Sprovide quarters for their club meet
Iings, a library room for the Ham
anmond Public Library, a banquet room
" and kitchen for public affairs, and all
Ithe facilities of the City Hall under
'the same roof.
A very enthusiastic meeting of the
Auxiliary to the American Legion, of
this city, was held on Friday, Dec.
1st, at the Women's Club House.
The annual election of officers was
held with the following result: Pres
ident, Mrs. H. M. Gandy; 1st vice
president, Mrs. Walton; treasurer,
Miss Pansy Martin; secretary, Mrs.
V. V. Sessions; historian, Mrs. J. Y.
Sanders, Jr.; sergeant at arms, Mrs.
Miles Coe; chaplain, Mrs. Gus Eichel
Reports were read from the various
officers, showing excellent work dur
ing the year. Boxes were sent for
Thanksgiving to many ex-soldiers in
cluding 15 at the Lepers' Home and
three at the Anti-Tuberculosis Hos
pital. The recipients had been re
quested to write and express a wish
for just what they wanted individu
ally, and gifts were sent them ac
cording to their desires.
The installation of officers will take
place on the first Friday of January,
and with such an excellent corps of
workers, no doubt the Auxiliary will
grow and do a great deal of good
Mrs. T. M. Milling of Shreveport,
the newly elected treasurer of the
state federation has notified the pres
ident that it will be impossible for
her to serve. In the emergency thus
created, Mrs. R. F. White, the for
mer treasurer, though refusing re
election at the convention, has gra
ciously consented to hold over until
the meeting of the Board of Direc
tors in March, when a new treasurer
can be selected by the Board. This
will be undoubtedly satisfactory to
all members of the federation as they
voted Mrs. White their appreciation
of her splendid services at recent
- 0-o--
In the list of subscriptions to the
General Federation Headquarters
Fund made at the convention no men
tion was made of the subscription re
ceived from the Waverly Club of
Franklinton, which was the first
check sent by any club for this fund.
The Waverley Club's donation was
sent in response to the request made
in the Bulletin issued before the meet
ing. This club is always among the
first and among the most generous to
respond to any call made by the or
ganization and in this call was the
very first.
Two programs that may prove of
value or interest to clubs doing school
or common work are available to any
who will write to Mrs. A. G. Reed
for a copy. One is the work planned
for the year by the Beauregard
school Parent-Teacher Association
and the other the program of the Is
trouma Housewives' League of East
Baton Rouge parish.
The Beauregard school program
provides a topic for discussion for
each monthly meeting and will be
supplemented by practical work in
the way of raising money for sup
plies and improvements. It is as fol
Dec. 7.-Children's Books; chair
man, Mrs. R. B. Day.
Jan. 4-Thrift; chairman, Mrs. Loi
Feb. 8-Music; chairman; Mrs.
March 8-Civic Improvement;
chairman, Mrs. Otis Edwards.
April 5-Americanization; chair
man, Mrs. J. Garrett.
May 3-Educational Games; chair
man, Miss Paulsen.
June 7-History of Club, Accomp
lishments, !Plans for the Future;
chairman, Mrs. A. R. Albritton.
The first topic was Children's
Books and was treated in a timely
manner by Miss Crutcher of Natch
ez, formerly librarian at that place,
who spoke on Christmas Books for
Children and gave a short list of
books which she had found in her
experience to be suitable and profit
able for children. Miss Paulsen, prin
cipal of the school, outlined a li
brary plan for the school in which
the mothers are assisting. The plan
being to supply each grade with a li
brary of twenty to forty books which
the children can withdraw for home
reading, the teacher acting as li
brarian. The list of books given to
the mothers by Miss Crutcher
The Bee-Man of Orn and Other
Stories, by Frank Stockton; Prince
Little Boy, by S. Weir Mitchell;
Mother Goose Village, by Madge
Bingham; Old Mother West Wind,
by Thornton Burgess; The Pot of
Gold and other Stories, by Mary E.
Wilkins; Hansel and Grettel, Snow
White and Rose Red, by Grimm; A
Heavenly Cinderella, by Howard An
gus Kennedy; Waukewa's Eagle (In
dian), by James Buchanan; The Pine
Woods Folks, by E. G. Cheney; Stor
ies of the Seasons, by Margaret Cam
eron; Interesting Facts About As
tronomy, by C. S. Brainin; How the
World Was Made, by Theresa Craf
ton; Wild Animals I Have Known, by
Ernest Seton Thompson; Witches of
the Trail, by Chas. G. D. Roberts;
(Continued on page six)
A Gift of furniture well chosen, will give a wom
an more pleasure than anything else.
Such a gift need not be expensive, either, if
you'll use care in its selecting. Come see the
appropriate pieces now showing, including Tea
Wagons, Sewing Sands, Rugs, Rockers, Costum
ers and dozens of others.
To be sure of getting what you want, come this

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