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DUES AT MEET
Lengthy Diseassion Terminate! by
Rejection of IS Assessment
f. Proposal.
religion wan the greatest thing to
life and la fact the only thing In
their oatremlties.
Can we. representing as we "do
Island high school, tba mem ben
of which wera enacts at tba meet
ing Saturday, gave a reading. "Dor-
Ul T-A A.I UI.WM ll.
tba mothers and the bona, jfcrdW nienain. we
or even dare to have it said any the premutation of the rerfa
i.nM, tw iwlfrtna U harred from Ion committee s report which start
ed the lengthy discussion. The
V After a discussion Saturday aft
ernoon which lasted over an hour
and a naif it was Anally decided
Sot to raise the dues of the Bock
bland Woman's club from $1.10 a
jraar- to the proposed (2, the pro
'poisal being lost waen less than
two-thirds of teajnembership vot
ed in favor of ae increase. Eigh-
'ty-foor favored the increase and
M were, against it.
' '-. Both sides of the question were
presented following the recommen-
tne revision commiuee.
dation of
rJ:.?1! "urin, the year,
longer, that religion la barred from
the club? It la the only Ood given
power we have, and we cannot hope
to carry on to its full accomplish
ments any good work. 'Acknowl
edge Him is all thing!.' .
Asks Loyalty to Xetto.
"The government of our country
was based on religious ideals. Let
us be loyal and apply the motto in
scribed upon all our -coins, not to
the silver and the gold only, but
to the whole of life.
"In politics we have a duty to
educate ourselves to the best of
our ability, not only through good
political speakers, but I think we
should have classes organized for
the instruction of women voters.
"Let us make the club not an en
tertainment hall alone, but an in
stitution for the betterment of the
community, with enough of enter
tainment to keep 'Jack from being
a dull boy.'"
i - Mrs. Mixter spoke about the re
sults which had been accomplish-
and touched
me cues oe raisea.au ccuib m in- fhA v fh. ,
der that the club would have more t0 tne c,ty of dlBgraccfnl and
menacing publication, which al-
funds with which to work next
year in view of the increase in all
the expenses of the .organization.
- Some of the members were in fa
vor of securing a larger member
ship through an elaborate member
ship crlve, and keeping the dues
down, and thus securing the rev
enue which all considered neces
sary if the club next year is to
have the high class programs for
which it baa been noted and still
be able to do .work for the com
' munlty, which is part of the pur
pose of the organization. Others
argued that it would take many
' i . 1 .. 1 J nn4K1..
u mure meuiuers luuu cuuiu iiusoiuij
' be secured and if secured, accom
modated in the present meeting
ball to make up the sum neces
sary for the next year.
The matter was discussed prOAJaJr peasants,
and con, the matter or avowing
taxing the members who already
have been forced to pay larger
prices for everything and keep the
membership more democratic and
representative, being the main ar
guments presented by those, not in
favor of the increase in dues. Sev
eral times the meeting got into
though not successful showed that
the women were standing for only
the best things for the community.
It was reported that the club now
numbered 983 members, inclnding
suggestion that two committees,
the membership and the piano, be
added was voted upon and carried.
Admit Sew Member.
The new members taken in Sat
urday were: Mrs. Neil Wilcox.
Mrs. R. Douglas Bowden. Mrs. Har
vey P. Currier, Mrs. W. L Dickson,
Mrs. J. B. Dodson. Mrs. H. Ed
wards, Mrs. Ellen Osterman. Mrs.
Prank E. Percy, Mrs. i. L. Vance,
Mrs. Emil Warnecke. and the Miss
es Alice Deal, Sue Johnston, Edith
Victoria Osterman and Edna Anne
Buettner. The names of the seven
club members who died during tae
year were read; being Mrs. Presley
Greenawalt, Mrs. Julia B. Winters,
Mrs. Arnold Lau, Miss Sarah John
ston, Mrs. Harry Morris. Miss Mary
Qi-ayle and Mrs. Charles Raymond
Wilson.
Mrs. J. Paul Dnffln was chairman
of the election tellers and Mrs. J.
E. Clarkson the assistant, while
the tellers were Mrs. Ben Benson,
Mrs. William Griffiths. Miss Marie
Koch, Miss Carrie Fay, Miss Mary
Streeper, Mrs. George Ackley, Miss
Dorothy Pleasants, Miss Miriam
Walker, Mrs. E. O. Vaile, Mrs.
James Armstrong, Mrs. Eva Galvin,
Miss Aimee Lyford. Miss Mary Gal
llger, Mrs. George Davis, Mrs. J. J.
Doerine. Mrs. J. J. Foley, Miss
T. a. louen,
and Miss
v
fha 11 fotnn In of fh P.a Inrfltv . MatlUe rtariZ, in rs,
meeting. The board recommended ! Mrs. Elizabeth Barton
.. - . . .... . t U.lnn a ,cI1
tnat refreshments i omitted at
the meetings next year, thus cut
ting down the expenses. A Mter
was read from the post adltitant of
the American Legion, thanking the
Attention Bnford Post, G. A. B.
You are requested to meet at the
high school on Wednesday, May 19,
club for the gift of the money left-, in a. m.. promptly.
over from the furlough fund which j C. H. CHURCH.
was turned over to the local post.
Secretary Reports.
Mrs. C. A. Hope, the recording
secretary, reported that eight
EXTRA
Soeclal reduction sale, Wednes
day, Thursday, Friday and Satur
meetings had been held durinsr the i day. Bert's Boot Shop.
year, and one evening meeting. Mrs.
the corresponding
secretary, made her leport, and
the treasurer, Mrs. E. C. Fisher, re
ported that the receipts during the
year amounted to $2,533.25 and the
disbursements to $2,481.14, leaving
a balance in the treasury of $74.61
for next year: The club also owns
$5(10 worth of Liberty r.onds. The
registrar, Mrs. A. W. Crampton, in
Don't Forget Your
Discount
Genuine Pipe Organ
parliamentary tangles over the; her report stated that the sum of
manner in which the vote should 1 51.231.30 had teen rersived by her
bo taken. The meeting lasted so and turned over to the treasurer,
long that a part of the program The auditing committee reported
planned for the afternoon had to be 'the books to be in good condition,
t; omitted. Miss Bernice Hixson sanz : and the various departrcant chair-
two much enjoyed numbers, "Call men's reports followed. Miss Gladys
Me No More" (Cadman) and "It Is
Spring, Dear Heart" (Asher).'
Officers Elects
. Officers for the year were elect
ed preceding the business session.!:
240 ballots being cast. Mrs. W. J. j
Sweeney, who was nominated on ' 3
both tickets, was elected president '.
and Mrs. Frank Mixter, the retir-;
lng president, was chosen first vice::
president, while Miss Iva Pearce .
was elected second vice president.
Other officers chosen were:
Recording secretary Mr3. John j
' McGown Stevenson.
Corresponding secretary Mrs.
William Paulsen.
Treasurer Mrs. Sam Switzer.
Registrar Mrs. A. W. Crampton.
. Directors for two years Mrs. F.
O. Van Galder, Mrs. W. H. McCon
, ochie, Mrs. Hugh E. Curti3 and
, Mrs. Mixter Talks,
I An interesting feature of the aft-
address given by the retiring pres
ident, Mrs. Frank Mixter, in which
she introduced the suggestion that
religion and politics should be a
part of the club work. Ia speak
ing on the subject Mrs. Mixter said,
"Now I am impelled to say some
thing which has been on my heart
for a long time, and without which
I cannot conscientiously give up
my stewardship: It is In regard
to the mistaken idea, to rie, the
un-American policy that religion
and politics should be barred from
me ciud. wniie tuis poiicv was
adopted In all good faith in the be
ginning, to Insure the harmony and
unity of the club, have we not
grown broader of vision since then?
We have been through a great war
struggle, which has taught ns
mary things.
"Our boys were brought face to
race with the serious things of
lire, even to death itself, and the
realization burst upon them that
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