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Nashville Banner from Nashville, Tennessee • 15

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1 1 Tutityty 30: 1915 ANVA '-rr TD) I1 4) I I akr ID) 0 It LIB Luna MORRO ress Education ohers' 1 Ifie Wrong Name 4 'Stu illtelationship 1 As Cure For-D1vocc Evil Educatiolial Work and Other General Federation Activities A the depiulment of agriculture are all accordinuto this bulletin engaged in reintorcingthe home and the school in 'social betterment: "The child Is school minded" Nays Dr Andrews "For this reason 4 the child can Oe reached through the school The school can help the home tY reinforcing the natural interest of in hechild In the home by imparting knowledge neceseary for sharing in home activitiedi and by sttording Nome pratottee In them" fAmohgr the plane folk- connecting the home and the ectiool that of giving "credit" at aohool for housework done at home IabeComt1 widespread The application of this Idea is seen In What I known as the "Crete plan" It has been in successful operation for ten years in Crete Neb and Mut been adopted in gay or more high schools In that state and in neighboring ones This plan secures the co-operittion of women able and willing to teach cooking in some given article As many en twenty artioleeare included in the course Girls thereby see the interior of many good homes and gain impresalone of good housekeeping Girls become interested in cooking with the result that they are often found in the kitched when their mothers entertain In the parlor- The plan has been said 'to be 'the most democratic form of co-operatiOn and the hest method of Philanthropy yet disoov Mrs Percy president of the General Irederation of Wein Ws Club4i is spending two months at her pom in Auetin Tex after an absence ot six months during most of which time she was traveling in the interest of the organization Mrs Eirner) Blair chairmen of the public health department of the General spoke in Watertown recently under the auepioss of the Present Day Club on "Worban'ol Share In Publio Health Work" 'Midi there she held a conteronos with Miss Helen Louise bead of the home eoonomic depprtment relative le phases of work la which their de pertinent' are mutually Intereeted Mrs Ellor Carlisle Ripley of Boston ohairraaa of the educational department of the General Poderation has appealed te the preeidents of all state federations and to ehairmen of education these organisations Sot co-operation in a eountry-wids campaign to reduos illiteracy lira Ripley inclosse a table setting forth the standing of each state in this matter and urges that the subject be brought at once to the attention of all club Onlyeight etA411v fewer than Study of home relationships as an essential part of educations is thtvenly cure for- the? divorce evIls according to Dr' FL Andraws hi it bulletin on rEducation for 'the Home" Just is sued 'by 'the 'United Stites Bureau of EduoLtion' In the 'inaking andthe amhomo man's responalbility is "equal to woman according to Dr Andrews Aiwobmve lately been emphasizing 'woman') rettponsibility for municipal and civic' matters" be says "iiCr WI may 'urge thatmen become of the horn and their relell ton to it It takes two to start a home and the child has' a father as well as a 'mother" "The basin of ttporeciatihn Of the home la laid in the' kiridergarten Household arts will henceforth be taught tn the elementary schools In I a general Way while prectical training In domestic' science will be given to girls whoopeeducation is to end with the elementary school" Practically all tho 'tate normal schools have organized household arts departments according to Dr An draws Of the colleges and univeral tiel over IMO have definite courses ef instruction in home economic's A number of 'government agencies Including the horn education division of the burcatiof education the bureau the public health serv threo Morgans In avow liondrod to habitants and Mteen hams front thrsO to five illitorates in every hundred Iowa ranks first having only 17 in very hundred whils Louisiana Stwndl at the toot' with twonty-nino out of svery hundred persons unable to reed' or writs Special attention is califs4 to tho Mous growth of illiteracy In mom of tho older tatoo" and some startling facts ars divon Mrs Ripley odors to send to on applying' mt Illustrated piunphiot diving in briof form important ittatisties on illitoracy and a laoctinating story of ono woman's attempt to eclat cat thia ovil In bar state This pamphlot shows that learning to read nowadays la not a lesur-drawnout process oven for adults octet tells of woman aged 79 who wrot a legibin lottor after only eight ais of study If million and half woolens Istui maks up the Gonaral tedoration of Womon's Clubs tilts bold of this question groat good 'must result for their Induenco is mivingly fait whet- ever It Is zortod My Ripley urge that thoy trot carefully study tits subject Ivo publioity to tho facts suggesting Way by which oonditions may bo th troProwsdi and en intost important of tha they boom SpOWilorti for Portionlar activities which will reduce illitoragy in partioular altuationa A dry good's as? follovis I to the New York Times of some kinds of trade piracy Which toll 4g intereit 'One of the greatest evils that any producer of a real novelty in dry goods of any sort has to deal with Is ntisrep- resentatien on the part of the 'unser pUlous retailer It is in one sense practice that is even more detrimental to the manufacturer than the theft Ot the idea' of -the 110'0411LY itself for the producer by meat 'ot the copyright iaw may at least proteet from the commercial 'pirate' the name-- under which his novelty Is He cannOt however prevent the retailer tromp calling something else by that name without' spending a great deal of time and money in litigation' as well as running the possible risk 'of alienating some of the largeet and best so counts on hie books This misrepresentation May be $ust airs' true of a color as of a fabric Or a garment In fact it Is trite of 'them all When Alice blue -silk was Put cn the market some years ago Immediately became very popular all ower the country because of the prominence of the young lady for whom it was named It- became so very popular that many of the retailers could net Kett it in quantities large enough to supply the demands of their customer and at a result ltwas not long -before any sort of blue ranging from- the lightest Copenhagen to' navy was being forced on the unsusbecting public as Alice blue The public however at least so far as New 'York was Cori-earned had only Itself to blame If it were unsuspecting for It said on good authority that it' the time Alice blue was at the heightpf its popularity three stores a 'ostonteit throw of each were Offering three distinct shades of blue silk ae the real thing The same held true of-other kinds of blue merchandise 'With the coming or the Taft- est Ministration another 'president's daughter' shade came Into being this time under the name of Helen pink Here again -there was a heavy demand for the new shade and the same discrep- ancy of tint Liter still came Nell rose with the same One of the moat effective working or lanizations among women In the state Ls the Tonnage Oongrese of Mothers of which Mr Eugene Crutcher is president A roster of its affiliated parent-teachers' 011111110010MOna and mothers clubs shows splendid work being accomplished One of these in the'McCallie iffchool Mothers' Association of Knoxville Last year this organigetion did- work along Varied lines for the 5Z pupils In attendant in the Svc grades of the School Christmas celebration and gifts to needy children is a part of the club work and boosts and clothing were provided a numberthrough gifts from a Knoxville merchant and by purchase The association lent year raised about 1114 the greater portion of Which has been spent for some worthy cause The organisation-endorsed the anti-cigarette law and signed a petition to get the merchants to close their stores at o'clock on Saturday evening so the clerks could prepare and rest for Ilunday They secured some new playgretind equipment: a jostling board and other aids to-playwhich delight little folks and-a new rug for the rest room The library work was especially good A number of new books were added last year making a total of oon siderably over MOO books A new bookcase was also 'purchased and this beautiful piece of furniture was of interest and was especitily apprepriate since it was made by the 'boys of the manual training department of the high school Thlis Peter was made to peg for Paul 'without the traditional The association Installed licittirrecali and individual towels of crash These are only used once andthes put in the Monthly it meets Its bills for lima dry suppliss for its medicine chest and gas for hot plate It has made controbutions outside to a free juvenile clinic and other-worthy causes he treasurer reports a penny saving system in the school and last year Over $1211 was deposited in about six months The association also sold Christmas seals to join In the antituberculosis fight 116 Governor's Wife I Flag T- land D4 AA AA Znitting in Public Idiom' Lillian Stewart 01 woman Irho I heed of at novel American educational ot 'harmonious tires" dtication writes Most interestingly on this subject one always 'of special interest to womankind in the Januaryiseuer of lhe General redaritlott dsgaaltre 8IShe sok in NM: Among the many causes that led Me hit take uCp'sthis work -was my Impa tient orearar kind of clothing 'which bahrporrid 3 my( fistractiori'This iiirCbeiren in babyhood and later grew into' strong desire tor freedom of ailtion' Increeeed Year by )'ear until It crystallised into definite systematic effort to help humanity realise that freedom ot thought anct action which is the true founds- tion' of real-education The realisatiOn of thu rot: To thin wofk I bare dedicated notteed sign 13chool of Expression' over a door A yoling WOMS11 wag just entering I glanced at her costume and noted her peculiar' walk and the wooden appearance 'ot bar body She wore mod ern attire -long heavily boned corset bobble skirt around' her neck was a fashionable boned collar (you know the kind) which seemed to hold her neck in place her feet encased in one-toed slippers with two-inch heels What could she expresso in that shell of clothingt How' Gould she express feeling 'poise grace beauty i pr power whOn she did not understand how to use Intelligently- the instru- body which she must make that expression? anumber of years I had written and thought about these thing' and the idea ot getting people' and especiallrwomen to study the subject of clothing 113order that they might through their own judgment be able to-select and adjust their clothing on a basis alb needs ot the mind and body This was the great How to get them to do it? It as 'during this period that I happened to pass the School of Expression Then came an inspiration Why not teach thorn and solve the dress problem at according to my "Since Ire'bett special schools for the teaching of other a 1411810' painting and expression-- why not teach the science and art of dress in a special school where it could be done scientifically: where women' might be taught selection and adjustment of clothing in a fundstriental way and the further developraentafterwardV I ''jot of Our blothing Is at WILT ribt enliweth ourphysical movements but also with eut vital functions Bruiting 'donditiorts era seldom attributed te our clothing' because keen scientificdiscrlinination hasot been cultivated along these lines we as individuals have been robbed of our beautiful which to anjoy life and the fullharnronious expression cif the spirit 'We have: been 'failing' along the old 'way long enough Let us try the new orle Let up talk'of 'the beautiful things 'that 'w will accomplish when we understand the relation of olothIng to life when we shall know how to make art and science function into ourdaily lives anti not wait for tertairrldays tovisit the art museum We have: established ideals for sculpture and painting based proportion line and color in general principles but for this body of ours which Is the inspiration and basis of art we have net' Of ideals based on false concepts established by comtnerelatteed fashion We seem to think that a physical realisation of idealised art is intpossible in this life 'Children need 'examples not emitters and homenoreed training and assistance--clefinite scientific and artistic We-must have constructive dress education harmonious through- out which csvill bring to women the power for 'hid( she has prayed through all 'the ages' I oda Workers Crosses of Honor During the pant year the Maryland Daughter of the Amerloaa Revolu lion have accomplished umber of patriotic chievement Among then was the placing of a brans tablet in memory of Mrs Pembroke Thant and a state Rag in Memorial Continental Ball a tablet set in the wren of the ramparts of Port McHenry thtt publication of a quarterly' booklet 'The Patriotic 'Marylander" an4 the founding of the Francis iloott Key scholarship in St Mary's Berninarn which hes already been awarded to the descendant of a Maryland revolu tionary soldier- The report of the Indivklual -chapter rate among their work the past twelve month the presentation of a portrait of Thomas Johnson to the Maryland room in Con tinental Hall primes to school children for essays on historical subjects valuable old volumes pleA3ed upon the shelve of several reference librerieel copies of parish registers of births deaths and marriages made hr the Daughters and court record copied by professionals all Med where students of genealogy may oonsult them historic) pots the state marked a oounty school library begun and descendant of titos soldier who carried "OM Glory" in the battle of Cowpene cared tor until her deeth The patriotic committee of fiftY that financed and carried out the Daughters- part in the "Star Spangled Banner" celebration presented an interesting account to the last Maryland state convention of the A head-Quarters which were maintained aut ingcentennial week which added much -to the comfort and pleasure of local and visiting Daughters Many og the war correspondents Who hale written of hoinitals and relief Corps or Europo in Atie prelent devastating war pay high tribute to the splendid service rendered -by worn en The story of the heroism and pelf-sacrifice of war 'unreels is a familiar one already though the time is not Co very far distant when even women nurses had difficulties to surmount in this field of 'saltiness and patriotic service The story is told that some twarrolvminded individuals on board ship with the immortal Florence Nightingale then en route to nurse the wounded of the Crimean wary referred to this heroic woman and her assoCiates as "termagents in petticoats" The present war has afforded fem iine doctors a great opportunity for usefulness Immediately after the outbreak of war a English women doctors volunteered for service in the field hospitals and British women organized and financed hospital units for service It is said that of the allies the British war office alone at first refused to recognize the medical service of vepmen and British women were compelled to work for other armies Recognition ban now been given to Dr Louisa Garrett Anderson and her hospital Dr Anderson who received Part of her medical training In America is the daughter of Mrs: Garrett Anderson the second woman to be inscribed on the British medical register The first was Dr Elizabeth Blackwell one of America's great pioneer women in opening the professional world tit her sex More than over before Amerkan fashion leaders are golut into- socialogical and philanthropic work with the greatest sarneetnesti and enthuSWIM Peggy Shippen in her last clever letter to the Ph il a el phis Ledger gives an account of some of these' womsn and among them was tha following notioo of Mrs Borden Harriman: 4 "Still anothor of the same groUp of women of fashion who have son in dead earnest for betermont work is Mrs Borden Harriman the handsome president of tho Colony Club of New York who rules its destinies So triumphantly that tits club is to have Anew and still more sumptuous abode which is in process of building Mn Harrimen worked hard for the election of President Wilson and was afterward appointed to eome official connection with the Labor Bureau in Waehington' You see these things have become -the fashion And how far better it is for women of position brains and wealth to lend themselves to improve conditions rather than fritter all their Alma' substance and opportunities in idle frivolities" Mrs' John Telteh of Gainesville Fla custodian of crosses of' honor for the United Daughters of the Confederacy reported at the last general convention of the organisation in Sevennah Ga that 250 crosses of honor were veterans during the past Her report was as follows: Crosses received from former custodian VV crosses purchased 2600- total 29732' Crosses delivered 2860 crosses on hand 123 total 2913 Amount received from 2850 crosses 236632 Expenses of office secretary and incidentals $25680 'cash $1062 total 286032 Mrs Tench paid a beautiful tribute to Mrs 11Raines of Savannah former custodial and now referee of crosses saying: "I blinded better than knew when 1 moved at New Orleans to make Mrs Rabies of Savannah referee of the cross of honor She has been a bulwark of strength to me" Althougle in feeble health Mrs Raines was present at the convention during a part of tw days" session and received much attention having a special escort to the platform when her presende was known When Gov-Cexison of Colorsdo announced a few days ago that he bad appointed his wife Roes to tho unofficial position of aasistant governor there was surprise here' In mom plaoes one or two profeesional women politician protested agaInst the plan declaring 'they had elected George A Carlson' Governor and not his wife" says a enVer-special to the Neer York bun "Sines her was elected fb office Novimber Carlson has been working on state problems He came into office after tits legislature bad convened and he has had so much work he has hardly taken time to et or sleep Added to his other troubles ban been that of handling job seekers and people desiring his assistance inputting- over co tam legislation the last named group 'there were many women "Desirous of giving the woman a fair show and realising that more pressing matters would prevent him from eeeing them personally Carbon turned to his wife for aid and named her s'assistent "The job is honorary 'and the title a figure of speech but the work that Mrs Carlson will do is real Stating his reason for naming her his assistant the governor said of Mrs Carlson: ''My wife has clear vision tinder-stands many of the- problems that con corn women and has splendid judgment as I have- learned through advistng with her on rather important matters In the past In rearing we have two girls and two leaves a large part of the boys' training to me because- she believes that I tin derstand' the boy nature better than she Conversely I leave the traininU of the girls to her -Pollowing the same principle I believe her better fitted to ascertain the needs of women and children than 1 Both- the masculine and feminine viewpoints are necessary In running a household so why not in running the state? I have made my wife an unofficial member of the 'dints istration Co that through ber 4 may get the feminine viewpoint: "When the legislature begins to grind out bills they will besent to the executive offices and -all relating to Mt women and'ehildren will be turned over to Mrs Carlson for consideration In large measure the ultimata fate of these measures will rest 'with Mrs Carlson for the governor' believes firmly in her judgment on such matters This does not mean however that be will be 'guided absolutely by his -wile- Her recommendations will simply enable him to get to the facts quicker "Mr Carlson is keenly-intereeted in the women and 'children 'of the state find desirous of seeing laws enacted that will- be beneficial to them She Is hopeful of legislation thstwill humanise punishment for wayward girls and provide better educational taxes for them "In 'reply to' a suggestion that she had been apoointed assistant governor becauee she dominates her husband she said: "1 would not be married to a man I' considered my The fad among 'American women for knitting and "swing in public Meets lute been More Widespread than ever before this peason -doubtless by fooson' of the earnest desire of thousands ot these women to contribute their mtte the relief of the Suropean war and soldiers In the boxes at he theatre and grand opera in the concert and lecture hallo in buses and trains In hotel Ipbbiatt 1 and even in convention halls many women are tonstantly mitten with rapidly dying needles end articles' of tine and comfort destined for Europe have been I manufactured by thethousands This Is 'all very 'commendable and pretty but octasionally the' onlooker 1 Is Impressed the fact that there are sometimee and occasions where latch 1 Industry la somewhat out of placeoP I Sometimes at lectures musicales and such entertainmenta4the 'absorption of! the feminine searastresses and knitters in their work is such that their attention le dietracted from the) object of the gathering and one is constrained' to wonder if the entertainers or speakers who' are appearing before these busy audieneeit are getting their due meed of attention It is said that a prominent Women in one city was recently asked to address tt well-known club and replied affirmatively only on condition that the women or the audience be required to leave 'their sowing or fancy -work at home She declared that when she saw her hearers engaged in- knitting and and tatting her own mind wa distracted constantly from her own theme to the varied occupations of her hearers and she had difficulty In marshaling her own Ideas A Washington exchange recently recorded the fact that a well known professional man paid moot emphotically that never again would he appear before the Omaha Woman's Club When asked' his reasen for -so sweeping a statement he I like to look into the eyes of my au- ditots wben I am talking If instead of that you have to talk to a lot of crowns of hats it is most disconcert- lug When I had of speaking 'before the Omaha Woman' Club a numbek of them brought their fancy work to the meeting The shuttle of the tatter flew with etartling rapidity the bright and shining crochet- hook went back and forth with fascinating regularity: while the elbows or those who wed made ft rhythmic motion that 'certainly had a tendency to get on one's nerves It is presumed that the Members of a club are interested in a subject that is to be discussed or they tvould not ask an outsider to talk them And it is also presumed that the invited speaker is something of an expert along that certain line ohe would not be asked and that be will have something to sat that is 'worth while" If all the club entertainers are of a mimilar mind with the Omaha lecturer this present day pOpular feminine occupation may become as Unpopular in lecture find contort- halls as children In faithionable apartment houses eeeeeeaeeeeame4444eeemiso I To Mrs Wilson 1 -j Winner 'tf Cdai 6 Winnetof ITledaf 1 I Co mates liege BeautySechtig 44400dkro0oodN i )lloi otzelyee I Miss Adelaide Fries president of the North Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs recently paid a visit to Raleigh and addressed the Woman's Club of which occasion the General Federation Magazine records: "In the course of her talk she impressed the good of wing available material in club activity by telling of a little village club in this state which in its efforts for a clubhouse had used the means at hand' With most gratifying 'results A small tear room in a store was the place with the walla tinted a cheerful yellow The seats were splint bottomed stools made by a native and the tables also home-made were of pine with square priets the tops being of glass over bright cretonnes Book shelves adorned' the walls and the rugs on Rie floors were of woven rags the band work of a -club member The ware in use was of a harmonizing yellow hue and was the only furnishing not locally made The whole was a study in TM tive arts and crafts and made a little community center that had vitalized the club flare they met for work for social intercourse and were adding to their treasury by serving tea and lunches to automobile parties In this cosy little room" One -of America's women of wealth whe has adcomplished splendid things In the line of industrial and sociological work is' Miss Anne of New York daughter of the late Pierporit Morgan -A few dam ago Miss Morgan together 'with-a group -of notables was presented the medal of the National Institute of Botha I3cience Others also reeeiving- the honor were: Andrew- arnegiei Luther Burbank the great natural- scientitt 'Bugene Brieux the celebrated French dramatist and Myron T- Herriok recently ambassador to France' A The was modeat the annual meeting of the society: at the Hotel Astor 14 is said that MINN Xorganwho its very- modest and unamsnming in her social service work and a woman of much common sense accepted the honor as One -conferred on- her social views and- prinelples rather than for personal achievement It is said that Mims Morgan believer in- individual work 'expressed in group responsibility and has been working on these lines in New York Bile garde women as oonstruotive wor era and is sufficiently optimistic think that Woman bi--recognised as a power that will not measures or political aubterfuges" 4 The New jorney Federation Of Women's Clubs is leadincin tho move ment for the establishment of a oollege for women in that Mate Mrs William Shipman Douglas of the educational committee of that federation has informed the directors of the New Jere sey State Federation of Women's Clubs that "such a college could become established in connection with Rutgeve College at New Brunswiek if the federation raised $71000 to pay for Ito maintenance for four years Dr Demarest president of Rutgers College said that the action of the trustees did not mean that Rut- gore Is to become coeducational He said tho probable relation between Rutgers and the proposed women's college would be similar to that existing betweenColumbia University and sr-nerd College Mrs Douglas reports that the true-teem of Rutgers College at a largely attended meeting held in New York a few days ago gave official satiation to the plan Mrs Douglas writes: "This statement wan received with great enthusiasm by the president of the federation Mn William Rope and endorsed by the board of director which voted to begin at once the task of securing funds -I "It appreciates having the abso lutelY sincere and hearty co-operation of the president the trustee and the faculty of Rutgers College who will welcome tho women students and do all in their power to give them the right mental and phymical training Through its affiliation the now college will start with the same excellent standard of echolarship as the college uo feelolYnt ga ennddi volumes which all young colleges lack" In a recent interview In an taatern paper Miss Elsie Ferguson who is accoUnted one Of America's' mostbeauti: fuld gifted acttesses'Of the present day had some interesting things express regai'ding beauty seeking She' had something to say on the "cosmetically inaane" among fetninin ity to-day which would appear a rath- er large aggregation from a casual survey during a street promenade inttlmost any American city selected as a type: Mine Ferguson characterizta much beauty culture' and specialization ka "silly: rtit" and declared emphatically "Anyone with reason knows a reaIly' Beilous worker has no time for such nonsense Of ceurac every woman milstdevcrte nome time to keeping hereelf groomed That iS at It shoutl be But as for taking every beauty treatment that happens along and going cosmetically day is too short "Anyhow I have a much more effective waSi of -keepiwg whatever of beauty I may possess and of improving it I believe beauty is a matter of mint It must 'radiate from within The beauty Ive rub on with rabbit's foot or sicelire across the cfPkinter la 11fiuged red lips are easily cletectefl Thelmitation never fools any but the wearer "To be really beautiful I am convinced it is necessary to think beauty To have rec lips and rose cheeks we must think health read health do healthful things go to healthful place This method is much less expensive than -the beauty parlors which in these times of limited allowances may recommend it to the woman who has never given it a Work for for Hotisewives I An Orghntsalion of borne-makere 'of the id doing practical work is--ths' House Wives' 14agp)eof Pall sade' PaJc'ZJ 4 a town Ilktne by the Way the' league and other citizens are endeavoring to 4 hate changed to av-aki copfusfoninthe mail and 4ansporitlorr facilities Priggee president of this organliatiom reports that on opening their 7-work this fall they called on the leading grocer of the town to diebussWfth-him the high cost of living He maintained that it was partly due to tho-wortien who telephoned three and four time! a day for extra deliveries and saki- than'ifi the Housewixes League would Instruct its members to call in person pay cash for and carry home all parchases that could be conviently carried he would be willing to allow a 10per cent discount for such purchasea-- MrpPriggs is anxious forth women to adoptcthls suggestion not ony with their grocer but also their butcher Though this league was only organized -last March it carried on a most succeseful clean-up day two months A committee from the league called on theY mayor and city council to wok for financial aid and received aCanh donation of125 and the use of two men laborers and a horse and wagon which Supplemented the work of the lengue members 114011000000441NPOOS Marriage Census Town Treasurer LStale onvcntion WASHINGTON 'WOMAN AN EXPERT ON BUTTERFLIES 1 Women Voters "Mrs Lida Goode who is Sust beginning bar third term as treasurer of the town of 1-11 Ilyard is said to have the distinction of being the first woman chosen to a municipal office In the State of Washington" says the Woman's Journal "In the recent election at Hillyard which is a thriving suburb of Spokane Miss Goode was nominated by one party and endorsed by the other two so her selection was unanimous "When elected the first time she hired an expert acoountant to teach her the routine of the office After mastering the details Mrs Gooda set about to install a new and up-to-date system of accounting with the result that the treasurer's office at Hillyard has the reputation of being one of the best in the state" RECOMMENDATION OF COTTON TAX CHAtRMAN Mrs Crawford wife of the assistant curator Of the National Museum in Washington is said to be one of the Mist butterly experts of the United States 3 One of the most successful of the recent annual conventions of the state federations of the country wag' that CI the New Me federation held in Silver City One of the pretty features of the occasion was the decorations of the assembly hall the Bilts opera house The yucca though then out of season was the flower selected for decoration as exquisitely combining the colors of the federation and numberless plants: converted the room into a Tbese the Silver City ladies Nvith Ane patience and industry bad coaxed' to bloom profusely' at 'least five months out of their natural blooming 'season The club reports are said to have shown an increase in interest and el! fort along the lines of public sanitation' civic improvement and securing local and school libraries One club reported a free dispensary and free sewing classes Still other clubs ale busily engaged in building new club bomesand all were said to be alert or new ideas and better mothOds of -or The convention endorsed national ohibition equal suffrage equal prop- rty rights tor W0111611 the creation of parks out of forest reserves and the convcrilon of abandoned military poets into national tuberculoals anitariums In the January 'Woman's Hams Corn Penton Ida Tarbell writes a most interesting article entitled "What Women Are Really Doing" Miss Tar bell takes occasion to refute with facts which she has gathered by making a careful study of the thirteenth census some of the false ideas on the woman question which are spread throughout the country such as that lees than half of the forty-dve million women of the country marry Miss Tarbell answers this allegation with the following statement or facts: "If we constder the sex as a Whole regardless of age this Is true We have in the United States now 44- 639989 -females' including all from one year and under to one hundred years and over Fifty-two and seven-tenths per cent of maids and women--are single that is' literally less than half ofthe sex are mar Tied But drop out those not yet of marriagable age arid you have different story There will of course belt difference of opinion about what Is a marriageable age: but let us call it 19 or over If we settle on that we must drop at once front our estimate something over twenty 'millions of the sex It puts a different complexion at once on the 'marriage percentage As a fact 10 per cent of those who are 15 -years or more old marry and if you raise the age to 20 '8092 per cent marry to 25 867 per cent marry 1 '1But grant these aggreS to be terrect--4t is bard even for an' orator to defy a census--and still the platform cries that 'women don't marry' as they once did" The truth is they marry more freely than the did in 1900 or in 1890 There has been a gain of nearly a per cent in the number of marriages of women over 15 In the last twenty years and 3 per cent when dealing with nearly thirty million is a considerable number" At a meeting in Washington of the board of management of the National Society of the Daughters 'of the Amer-lean revolution action was taken regardin a beautiful memorial- to- Mrs Woodrow Wilson planned by Mn Charlotte Everett Hopkins of the woman's tlepartment of the National Civic-Federation Mrs Hopkins is chairman for this proposed memorial a block of model houses and it Is particularly appropriate since such civic betterment plans were very near to the heart of the beloved first lady of the land whose untin)ely death plunged an entire nation into mburning The 'president-general of the A Mrs-William Cumming Story read a 'letter concerning this project written to her by Mrs Hopkins who recently became a Member of the District of Columbia A Mrs Hopkins sald'in part: "Remembering your approval of my auggestion -of a memorial to Mrs Woodrow Wiison to take the form of a block of model houses with all things she had planned should he in It I venture to ask if at your meeting to-morrow you will lay the migter before the executive committee dnd authorize the yIublicsition of' my plan in Your magazine Which of courm3 will enable me to reach all your memirimei ship and get the interest and sympat I need I have made a public appet through the Evening Star here whith takes the matter up and will push it' 'My plan is to have a Woman arch itect to work out a woman's idea for a memorial to a woman If you can secure permission for me I will write a' concise statement of filets and present it to you for nublication" Subsequently at the board meeting It was moved and carried that the board send to Mrs Plopkins their appreciation for and their interest in her plan for mode) houses and stating that they will be glad to receive the details 1 when they are perfected 0 The startling declaration a few days ago that about 40 per cent of the scales used by Davidson county dealers in commoditien are incorrect made by Oeorge It Langhorn sealer in the department of weights and measures for this county is one of vital import to the housewives of this section He reports that about 00 per cent of the dry measures and about 60 per cent of the liquid measures he has tested hoes been condemned The WOITICTI of a community iargelY expend the income of a family and it is their duty in this respect to see that the money designed for the maintenance of a family is expended wisely and well The Present high cost of living coinmodities appears a sufficiently difficult matter to be coped with by the homemakers without the additional problem of receleing underweight measures Of commodities purchased Hounewite organizations throughout Vie country have in various communtties alecured a proper legislation for and enforcement of laws concerning weights and measures Tennessee women will doubtless both as individuals and in their organizations depend accurate weights and measures ffrom dealers At the presidential election in Arizona in November 1912 when women could not'vote the total vote oast was 21722 At the gubernational lection in November 1914 when women did vote the total vote cast was 81007 In like manner in Kansas in lint the presidential vote was 366444 In 1014 the gubernatorial vote was 630206 Oregon in 1912 cast 137040 votes: In 1914 It cast 216666 votes At the gubernatorial election of 1910 in California the last general election' at which men alone voted the Vote was 386713 In 1914 at the gubernatorial election with women voting It was 926689 in Washington at-the 1008 election the vote for governor was 170141 Women were enfranchised in 1911 ttnd the vote in November 1914 was 848279 These are the lateet live state in which women have had an opportunity to vote at a general election The difference between tho vote before and after equal suffrage would appear to be a good answer to the argument that women do not use the vote even diductillit a fair increase for growth in population I At the general convention of the United Daughters of the 'Confederacy held in Savannah Ga this fall a recommendation accepted was made by Mrs John Hickman at Nashville chairman of the cotton tax committee that a committee be appointed to con-ter with a linilar committee from the to agree on an appeal to cohgress for refund of the cotton tax levied on the Southern States during the war between the states and several years after It is planned to use the inOner it secured for the benefit of indigent Confederate veterans and a EDUCATIONAL WORK OF FLORIDA FEDERATION i 31 0: 0--t 1-1117 t) 4 5 11) i4 (2 ttst" 1 1 :11 STUDY' OF PRISONS ''BY CLUB WAR RELIEF FVNDS OF NEW YORK A Orchid Grower WOMAN' SUPERINTENDENT OF ITALIAN HOSPITAL11 Domestic Work The wife of an American clergyman Through Its educational department the Florida federation otters annually two prizes of $50 each to the girls' canning-and the boys' corn olUbsof the state and these prizes are supplemented by the Bankers' Association making' each prise $100 It also gives a scholarship prize of $114 annually which has heretofore been devoted to training a kindergarten teacher at the Woman College at Tallahasse but will probably be increased to $125 this year and used for a home economics scholarship Two clubs in the federation reported individually sustarning home- economics scholarships the Jacksonville Wornen's Club supporting two and the Fort Lauderdale Club ono In many WQMetel organizations today public welfare questions are studied rather than purely literary and culture) themes At the January meeting of tbe Woman's Press Club of New York this afternoon at the Waldorf-Astoria the speaker was Tiromas-Mott Osborne warden ot Sing 'Bing and his sublect was "Prisons Past Predent and Psu tura" I Mrs Bernard Tipple of Syracuse lrg has been very active in-the relief work since the appalling earthquake which devastated so large a regicm in Italy Dr Tipple file pastor of the American Methodist Church in Rome and he has installed sixty of tho injured in a building under his supervision Mrs Tipple has returned from the earthquake district and is in charge of the impromptu hospital At the recent state conference of the A of New York Fort Washington chapter reported as the result of their efforts to augment the fund for the fled Cross relief work the Placing of mite boxes in Wanamaker's New York store and in Philadelphia which Secured for the cause about $6000 SMALL WAGES PAID To BRITISH WORKERS One of the leading orchid growers of America is one of this country's most successful feminine captains of industry Mrs Chas Knox of Johnstown who since the death of her huaband has been the active head or the Knox Gelatine Co and the bulkier of the plant It Is said- Mrs Knox has 2000 orchid plants in her conservatory and so loves this flower that elle frequently pays Ats much a WO or $150 for a plant which strikes her fancy As indulgence in this fad proved expensive Mrs Knox hau worked out a plan to make the male of the exotics by her gardener finance this feature of her green houses and possibly all her conservatories POLICEWOMEN OFFICIALS IN THE'UNITEDSTATES AUCTIONBENEFIT FOR i UNEMPLOYED WOMEN To help familles who feet the pinch of straightened finances members of the Woman's Club of Albany 24 will go into the homes of the poor Ind teach the mothers to cook If they de- sire instructions" says the American Club Woman in line with many aetivities of the club calculated to make easier the lot of the leis fortunate the Chit) decided recently to give this new proJect a trial Mrs Elmer Blair club president called for volunteers from the home economic department killed In cooking On a practical and connin foal basis to act as instructors t)sti5tless they will be able to hen many fan-linos to menage more with what they here The club Women will probably find some cases where they will have to supply the materials with whIch to give the cooking lesson They ean be depended upon to do this duty with les red tape than the regular relief organisations" Mrs Eimer Blair is now chairman et health of the general federation PENCIL PHILANTHROPY OF ATLANTA WOMEN It haa been stated that women ngaged In the cocoa chocolate and att gar confectionery work in Grogt 'Mita In earn on an average of only' $275 a week Pk 'Tattinty-tive cities In the 'United fitatos now have policewomen and three have departminte of public safety tor women FEMININE INSPECTOR KANSAS FACTORIES Beeckman wife of the newly-elected GOVernOr IAvingston Beeek: man Of 'Rhode Islam is making her ittlinance for good felt in that state Her latest effort wan novel movement at her borne in Providence for the betieflt Of Jobless women of that city The scheme -wattthe holding this week of ghig auction to obtain the nucleus or fund for unemployed woolen Many women gave artieles to he gootioned arid morchante hist) contributed FIELD DtPUTIES IN KATIE! TORK -Gittsd land espable 'Illinois woman Who is nisior or Kingston Mines and the Arst women to hold such a pokition dtithat state With one or posilibly two eseePtiOns Mrs tYork is the gray tholnine mayor In the United States -the'asaumed the duties of of-last 'April And the flourishing 'town 'et she- "lady mayoress" has st population ot 700 peOplii' lier ehlet esenutivei ot the town is said 10 be Olcellent SMALL WAGES PAID To WOMEN WORKERS The philanthroPic women of Atlanta had a novel pencil canvans thin week A large number were signed dia tricta for cativausing the business of-goon Of Atlanta and suburbs Tuesday in the interest of the Crippleel dron's Home for the State of Georgia They placed the orders for pencils tat the factories and deniers The venture proVed very successful ASSESSOR'S OFFICE 3reilaetta the first woman taotory inspector appointed in Kan pox is nralnP that state to maintain an industriaL school 'Sight Seornen wore appointed 'roveVit ly to serve as field deputies in the asSees Orli Office in Los Angeles Cal It has been estimated that three-fourth's of ths women workers In New York receive less than $400 a yeas A I.

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