Mrs Michael (Anna) Manning
Story of First Bath Tub . Amuse* Club Women An account of the first bath tub ever used In the United States foraed part of tho report upon "Public Welfare" given by the chairman of that department, Mrs. Eugene Gasklns of Alton, before file clubwomen of five counties, assembled yesterday of a good fellowship meeting in the First Presbyterian church at Collinsville, III. The man who had the first bath tub constructed resided In Cincinnati, Ohio, in the early 40s. His tub was 7 feet long and 4 feet wide. Upon Its completion' he gave a party lor men friends and all ot them tried too now convenience/ Bath tubs were not-popular for some time and Boston had an ordinance prohibiting their use without the advice of a physician. Mrs. Gasklns presented as her speaker Miss Helen Highway of Edwardsville, ill., community nurse of Madison county. The clubwomen were welcomed to Collinsvllle by Mrsi Charles H. Dorris, wife pf the superintendent of schools, and by R. Guy Kneedler, an attorney, who is- a candidate for Congress. Mrs. Gasklns made the response. Mrs. G. W. T. Reynolds Jf East St Louis presided and Mrs. H. A, Dierkes , ot Edwardsville served as secretary. The other officers presents were: Mrs. N C McLean and Mrs. C. G. Williams, Eset St. Louia. and Mrs. Charles Boeschenstein, \Edwardsvllle. Rev, J. Poole of Collinsvllle gave the invocation. Musical numbers were given by a Collinsvllle chorus—Mrs. pyman Collins, Ira Schroeder and Frank Patek—and a reading by Miss Gladys Williams. Reports were made by the follow- ng department chairmen: Mrs J K. Ewing, -East St. Louis; Mrs. Henry Needles, Granite City; Miss Vlart-ba Coiinole, East St. Louis; Mrs. E,ugene Gasklns, Alton, and Mrs. Ross Bowles, East St. Louis. The address of tha afternoon was made by Mrs. Laura Edwards of St. ..ouls upon "Privileges and Responsibilities of Citizenship." .* Mrs. Henry Pringle Williams, chairman of Americanization, and Mrs. J. M. Vaughan of Greenville, 11., chairman of Motion Pictures, nade reports of the work done in heir divisions. Resolutions were iresented by Mrs. Michael Manning ot Wood River, 111.; Mrs. Fred> Wagner of Marlssa. 11., and Miss Laura Gonterman of Edwardsvllle. The re>orts of the birth registrations' in ,he five counties were given as folows: Bond, 5 per cent; Madison, 83 ler cent; Monroe, 77 per cent; St Glair, 86 per cent, and Washington 90 per cent. ' The District Federation will meet next May in Columbia, 111. Mrs. William Waters, Mrs. Eujene Gasklns, Mrs. Henry Rlnge- nann, Miss Alice Ringemann and rtiss .Amelia Ringemann were among those attending the meeting.