Document: awc002

Athens Woman's Club minutes, 1912-1920


author: Athens Woman's Club (Athens, Ga.)
extent: 1 v.
date: 1912-1920

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[handwritten text: -- January 1917 --] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The January meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held in the home of Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb and opened with the Lords Prayer. Mr. D. P. Haselton, Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, explained to the club the manner in which he hoped to conduct the Rest Room for the coming year and asked the Womans Club to loan the furniture we now have in it. Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb made a motion which was carried, that we allow our furniture to remain in the Rest Room for the year 1917 as long as it is run satisfactorily to the Womans Club.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Harvey Jordon was next introduced to the club members who stood to greet her. She told of her present work which is to prepare a condensed history of the State Federation for the past 21 years. She will give the book to the State Federation at the next meeting and the money derived from it will go to carry on the work of the Federation. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Bocock had written letters to Mr. and Mrs. Roberts thanking them for check for the Ella F. White school. letters of the Seasons greetings to Mrs. Black and Mrs. Yow. A letter of congratulation to Mrs. Lipscomb on her birthday and several letters of condolence. ]

[handwritten text: The club had an invitation from the Hebrew Benevolent Society to cooperate with them by attending

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a moving picture given by them.]

[handwritten text: The treasurers report was read and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the dues be raised from $1.10 to $1.20 a year, the ten cents additional to go to the State Federation. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Earnest presented Mr. Harold Meyers of the State Normal School who gave a most interesting talk on Compulsory Education. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green reported the disbursement of $25.00 which had been given to her at Christmas time to help some of our less fortunate citizens. She had sent clothes, toys, clothing and wood to different families, also glasses for one boy. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parna Hill reported that there would be an article in each Sundays Banner on Home Economics by "Anne Theadore" better known as Mrs. Milton Jarnagin. Mrs. Lipscomb moved the Secretary write a letter thanking Mrs. Jarnagin. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Snelling told us the Mountain City School is nearing completion and there is money enough in hand to finish it, but more is needed for equipment. Mr. Cathy asked that the thanks of himself and the Board of Education be extended to the Club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Harper reported that the Students Loan Fund had helped fourteen girls to secure educations. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. Whitlock read an article on Swatting the Fly. $168.77 [deleted text (overstrike): had] worth of Red Cross seals were sold. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum moved that a committee be appointed to investigate the moving picture problem in Athens. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum would like to have some home gardens by the school children -- giving prizes to encourage them in their work. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Waters had $3.00 or $4.00 for the park fund. The people seem willing to give their old papers and magazines but there seems no suitable way to collect them. ]

[handwritten text: The Park Committee had a conference with Judge McWhorter but he would promise nothing definite. Mr. Keyser is working on a map of the proposed park site. It was suggested that we try to secure the strip of woods known as Zion Hill for a small park. ]

[handwritten text: The following members were received -- Mrs. Tibbits, Miss Ruth Tibbits, Mrs. J. B. Berry, Mrs. Albon Reed, Mrs. Robert Morton, Miss Bessie Baird, Miss Lewis, Miss Zeigler. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Woofter extended the club an invitation to her home for the following afternoon to meet her sister, Mrs. Harvey Jordan. ]

[handwritten text: The club adjourned to enjoy the usual pleasant social hour with our hostess. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: -- February -- 1917 --] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club was entertained by Mr. Tibbits, Pres. [President] of the Chamber of Commerce on Monday, February 26 in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce.]

[handwritten text: Mr. Tibbits gave a most cordial welcome address which was followed by a talk by Mr. Haselton on the Chatauqua. Mr. Tibbits gave some interesting data on the public school question, saying he thought this the physiological moment to improve the schools. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurers report was accepted as read -- ]

[handwritten text: For the department of Education, Mrs. Earnest reported a scholarship of one hundred dollars in the Indiana Conservatory of Music. We were asked to keep in mind equipment for the Mountain City school, a collection of books and pictures soon to be begun. The department has been working on plans to organize the Clark county women into bands for school uplift. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke moved we endorse the action of the Board of Education in asking for a bond issue. The motion passed by a standing vote. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum had worked out rules to govern the gardens of the school children. It had been decided to have both flower and vegetable gardens and a series of prizes for each school. Clean up week in April is being agitated

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also a fly and mosquito campaign -- During Child Welfare Week there will be lectures in different parts of town. Mrs. Haselton had consented to become chairman of a committee to improve the Ry. [Railway] stations. Miss Moina Michael volunteered to look after the preservation of the Tree that owns itself. Mrs. C. D. Campbell read an article by Mrs. Whitlock on fly swatting. Mrs. Waters made $5.00 during the month by selling old papers. She suggested that each member of the club who was willing to do so, try to make $1.00 before the May meeting for the Park Fund. Mrs. Snelling made a motion that we do so. The motion carried.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie explained the work she was doing to better the class of moving pictures shown in Athens, she having been appointed chairman of the moving picture committee. Her idea is to form a commission with a member from every organization in town. She told us we could help by letting our views be known to the managers. ]

[handwritten text: [added text: After telling of the need of a Womans Club house for Athens, ] Mrs. Hoke made the following motion, Resolved that a treasurer be elected at this meeting to take charge of any and all moneys which may be subscribed or otherwise obtained for this purpose, and that all such moneys be kept as a separate fund to be known as the "Club House fund" until such time as it reaches an amount sufficient to purchase or make part

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payment on suitable property finally to be acquired. Be it further resolved, that no part of this fund shall be used for any other purpose without the consent of a three-fourth vote of the entire club."]

[handwritten text: This motion was unanimously carried and Mrs. Hoke made Treasurer of the Club House Fund to which she was the first contributor. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made by Mrs. Charles Whittle that we furnish a bed-room in the Y.M.C.A. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parna Hill extended the Club a cordial invitation to meet with her in March.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie moved we cooperate with the Chamber of Commerce in bringing the Chatauqua to Athens. Mrs. Will Hancock and Miss Elizabeth Dowdle were received into the membership of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: March 1917] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The March meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held in Winnie Davis Hall with Mrs. Parna Hill as hostess. The meeting was opened with prayer by Mrs. Lipscomb. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Then the secretary read a poem by Mrs. Capps and a letter from Mrs. Yow concerning the district meeting at Hartwell. ]

[handwritten text: The corresponding Sec'y. [Secretary] reported a number of letters written. The treasurers report was accepted as read, there being $99.17 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb gave a most forceful talk on the work of the Red Cross and on motion of Mrs. Ritchie the club most heartily endorsed the Red Cross movement. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum told of the work of Clean up Week and Child Welfare week. Mrs. Haselton consented to help in the home gardens. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. B. Hill reported that a great number of vacant lots had already been rented for gardens and were therefore not available for the club. For the Railway stations Mrs. Haselton had written letters and received some answers. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hill said her section would cooperate with the Civics Section by having articles in the paper along the desired lines. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. B. S. Wood gave a talk on the Canning Club work in Georgia and told how the Womens Clubs could help. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. Graves Stephenson was elected delegate to the district meeting in Hartwell with Mrs. Cobb Lampkin as alternate. Mrs. D. L. Earnest was elected Presidents appointee. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Walter Cornett is to have charge of civics for the Juniors with Mrs. Rodney Wilson and Miss Mary Bacon to assist her. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Earnest asked for good literature for the county schools to be collected by Mrs. O. M. Roberts. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the Womans Club endorse the movement of the Chamber of Commerce to promote better conditions in the Rural Schools. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Beacham moved the Corresponding Sec'y. [Secretary] write the Chamber of Commerce a letter of thanks for the beautiful banquet given us. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green suggested it would be a good idea if she would appoint a committee from the club to meet with the different Mothers Clubs in order to keep us in touch with them. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum moved the President appoint such a committee. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: It was moved and carried that we give $1.00 to the Dep't. [Department] of Civics to help pay expenses of Child Welfare week. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lampkin suggested that as there was a general shortage of seeds, it would be a good idea for any one [anyone] having a surplus to give them to Mrs. Odum to distribute. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson asked if

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there could be anything done about having the washwomen register and their homes examined by the City. A motion was made and carried that Mrs. Anderson be appointed Chairman of such a committee.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum was asked to appoint a committee to look into birth registration. ]

[handwritten text: The meeting adjourned to enjoy a social hour with Miss Hill. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: -- April 1917 --] [View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: The April meeting of the Womans Club held in the home of Mrs. T. F. Green was opened with the Lord's Prayer. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The members of the club were asked to consider the letter of a girl wanting a scholarship in Business College and a home to stay in while studying. ]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from Mr. Cathey concerning the Mountain City School in which he asked for help in securing the hardware for the school and a desirable teacher. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurer reported $95.32 in bank with about forty members unpaid. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb told of her plans for a tag-day for the benefit of the Dept. [Department] of Education and a motion was made and carried that the entire club support the movement. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie had had most gratifying results from her efforts to better the class of moving pictures. Mr. Yidley had promised to show specially [especially] good pictures on Mondays and Fridays and to censure the others. ]

[handwritten text: A resolution was read and adopted that we express our good feeling and co operation [cooperation] toward Mr. Yidley in the working out of his new plan for better pictures and that a copy of the resolution be sent each paper and to Mr. Yidley. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson reported that the Sanitary Committee of the Chamber of Commerce were to work with her and

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Mrs. Hill about the condition of the wash-womens homes.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. G. Waters reminded us that the May meeting would call in the dollars earned by the members for the Park Fund.]

[handwritten text: Miss Hill invited the club members to attend the canning sessions to be held at the State Normal -- during the week of May 7th.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green stated if the club approved she would appoint committees to keep us in touch with the various organizations of the city. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. H. Watson was received as a new member and the corresponding Sec'y. [Secretary] was asked to write welcoming her to the club. ]

[handwritten text: Prof. W. A. Worsham, Jr., of the State College of Agriculture, gave one of the most interesting talks ever made before the club on foods and their relative values. ]

[handwritten text: Dr. Edwards of the University of Ga. [Georgia] talked on the Child Welfare week, stressing most particularly the work that might be done to further birth registration. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Moina Michael told of the soldiers in our midst and threw out a few ideas as to how we might make their stay with us helpful. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: -- May -- 1917 --] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The May meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held in the home of Mrs. H. W. Odum and opened with the Lord's Prayer. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: The Corresponding Sec'y. [Secretary] had written 250 post cards and a number of letters. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurer reported $101.67 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum reported about three hundred home gardens among the school children of the city. The Child Welfare week was very successful. The sandwich sale on Ga. Tech. [Georgia Technical] day brought in about ten dollars. Mrs. Odum referred to a most interesting article in the paper by Mrs. Watler Cornith, Chairman of Junior Civics. Mrs. Cornith asked that we keep a watchful eye just now on the cats to keep them from destroying the young birds. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie suggested childrens matinees in pictures during the Summer and it was moved and carried that a committee be appointed to help Mrs. Ritchie secure them. ]

[handwritten text: The Womans Club sold about twelve hundred dollars worth of tickets to the Chautauqua. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson and her committee had been working on their problem of sanitary wash-women, writing to other cities for advice etc. [et cetera], and were receiving encouragement. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. G. Waters suggested that we buy a canning plant, but as the prospects are very bright for the city buying one, no action was taken. ]



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[handwritten text: The Secretary read a letter from Mrs. S. C. Moore about sending girls to the Ag. [Agricultural] College for a course in poultry, canning, etc. [et cetera] Mrs. Anderson spoke of the schools being held in Atlanta teaching women motoring, business courses, etc. [et cetera] so they will be prepared to take the places left vacant when our men go to war. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest reported $315.58 made on tag-day and that $50.00 had been sent to the Ambulance fund and $50.00 to the Red Cross. It is expected that the Mountain City school will be dedicated in August and the members of the Athens Womans Club will be very welcome at those exercises.]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from Mrs. E. J. Crawford asking us to serve lunch to the registrars on Registration day. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Earnest thought the Scholarship in the Indiana Conservatory of Music would probably be taken up. A check of ten dollars had been received from Mrs. Billups Phinizy for the Ella F. White school. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton talked most interestingly of the work being done to admit women to the higher classes of the U. of Ga. [University of Georgia] It was moved and carried that the matter of a luncheon for the University trustees be left in the hands of the committee on Higher Education and that they be given $25.00 from the club treasury. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lustrat talked of the work being done by the Red Cross and she was followed by Mrs. Jones who spoke along the same lines. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Michael asked that a

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committee be appointed to look after the soldiers camping here and Mrs. Green agreed to do so.]

[handwritten text: The members enjoyed a social time with their hostess after the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle. ]



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[handwritten text: -- June 1917 --] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The June meeting of the Athens Woman's Club, was held at the Country Club and opened with the Lord's Prayer. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved, also the Treasurer's report. The Secretary read a letter from Mrs. H. H. Merry, asking that a can of fruit or vegetables be put up by every member of the club for the Tallulah school. It was moved and carried that we do so. ]

[handwritten text: A report showed that Mrs. Stewart as Chairman of Committee, served lunch to 62 and supper to about the same number on registration day at the Court House with an expense of $29.42. It was moved we accept the report with appriceation [appreciation] and pay the unpaid balance. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cox was thank[deleted text (overstrike): ing] [added text: ed] for taking charge of Woman's Club Day during the Y.M.C.A. campaign, and serving dinner to ninety-five. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Conway told of a sick woman in the jail and that bedding and magazines had been provided -- also a nurse. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson read a letter from Dr. Proctor, Secretary of Board of Health, saying they could not pass the ordinance presented by the Club concerning inspection and registration of wash women. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson, chairman for Clarke County for the National League for Women's Service, told of the work they are doing in Atlanta in training classes in motoring, telegraphy, etc. [et cetera] It was moved and carried that we give $2.00 to secure registration blanks. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie said the canning factory is about completed and we can have our goods canned there. Mrs. Green

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asked all present to tell other women.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton gave a report from the luncheon to the Trustees of the University of Ga. [Georgia] It was moved and carried that the bills be paid. ]

[handwritten text: All members were urged to attend Woman's Club night during Summer School. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie suggested that $50.00 the Club gave to the Ambulance fund be turned over to the Red Cross Campaign, if it meets with the approval of the Educational Committee. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. M. Snelling sent an invitation to every member to attend the Dedication of the Mountain City School. ]

[handwritten text: Sandwiches and punch were served. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text: Those present -- Mrs. Green
" [Mrs.] Earnest
" [Mrs.] Cox
" [Mrs.] Chipley
" [Mrs.] Conway
" [Mrs.] Hinton
" [Mrs.] Parker
" [Mrs.] Ritchie
" [Mrs.] F. Griffith
" [Mrs.] Payne
Mrs. Shelton
" [Mrs.] Odum
" [Mrs.] Beacham
" [Mrs.] Muir
" [Mrs.] Cobb Lampkin
" [Mrs.] J. S. Stewart
" [Mrs.] J. T. Anderson
" [Mrs.] Chas. Whittle
]



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[handwritten text: September 1917.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Monday afternoon, Sept. 24th, at the home of the president, Mrs. T. F. Green. Meeting opened with the Lord's Prayer, led by Mrs. Conway.]

[handwritten text: Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. In the absence of Mrs. Beacham, treas. [treasurer], Mrs. D. L. Earnest reported $76.72 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Oliver, Clarke County Demonstration Agent, spoke enthusiastically of work done by canning club girls this season and invited club ladies to inspect work done by the girls, on display at Elks Home, Oct. 5th.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Nellie Peters Black, state President, sent list of questions pertaining to work done by club during past year. These will be answered and returned. ]

[handwritten text: Under the department of Civics, Mrs. Odum reported on results of school gardens and asked all ladies who promised prizes to send some to her as soon as possible. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson, local Chairman National League for Women's Service, gave a most gratifying report on her progress in this branch of work and ask for a small committee to assist her. ]

[handwritten text: The subject of a registration day for the women of Clarke County, which is to be held in the early fall, was fully explained by Mrs. Parker, chairman of the [added text: Woman's] National Council of Defense. ]

[handwritten text: A report from the War Library committee showed that donations were most encouraging. A gift of $2 from a club of charming little girls, known as the "Just for fun Girl Club", was appreciated. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Earnest, of the Educational department, reported that the $50 the club gave to the

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Ambulance fund had been turned over to the Red Cross fund as requested.]

[handwritten text: Owing to certain unlooked for delays, Mrs. Snelling stated that the dedication of the Mountain City School had been postponed. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Frazier, a guest, delighted the club with an interesting sketch of the work she is doing in the South in Child Welfare Work. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton was elected delegate, with Mrs. Cobb Lampkin as alternate, to attend the state convention to be held in Augusta, Nov [November] -6- 7- 8th.]

[handwritten text: The club accepted with regret the resignation of Mrs. C. A. Whittle as secretary and co-worker [coworker]. It was moved and seconded to extend to her a note of appreciation for the splendid and efficient work done by her while in Athens and to send with the note a membership card to the Atlanta Woman's Club for the coming year. ]

[handwritten text: It was further moved and seconded to discontinue serving refreshments at club meetings. ]

[handwritten text: The following new members were received: Mrs. J. W. Gerald, Mrs. Fred Merrill, Mrs. R. P. Walker. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest extended to the club an invitation to hold the Oct. [October] meeting at her home.]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted
Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Latin: Protem] [Secretary Pro tempore] ]

[handwritten text: Those present: Mrs. Shelton
" [Mrs.] Cornett
" [Mrs.] Ray
" [Mrs.] Snelling
" [Mrs.] Stanley
" [Mrs.] Hoke
" [Mrs.] Lampkin
" [Mrs.] Parker
" [Mrs.] Anderson
Miss Hill
" [Miss] Michael
Mrs. Hill
" [Mrs.] Conway
" [Mrs.] Odum
" [Mrs.] Walker
" [Mrs.] Severin
" [Mrs.] Grein
" [Mrs.] Griffith
Mrs. Payne
" [Mrs.] Pound
" [Mrs.] Carroll
" [Mrs.] Cox
" [Mrs.] Calahan
" [Mrs.] Morton
" [Mrs.] Hinton
" [Mrs.] [unclear text: Davidson]
]



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[printed text: WINNERS IN SCHOOL GARDEN CONTEST ANNOUNCED ]

Young patriots show much euthusiasm [enthusiasm] and reap abundant harvests.

[printed text: The Woman's club attempted to encourage food production among the school children by offering prizes in all the schools for gardens raised at home. Several hundred children planted gardens this spring, but only those who attended to them throughout the summer were eligible for prizes. Some splendid gardens were grown by these young patriots. The quantity of vegetables grown and the flowers that bloomed were small results in comparison with the training in self-reliance and industry, in the contract with nature, in the healthful occupation and the feeling of having done "their bit" in the food conservation movement. ]

Gardeners show originality.

[printed text: Many unique gardens were seen. A riot of corn and peas covered the steep sides of a gully in an
Oconee street school garden. A
Baxter street school boy had perfect specimens of tomatoes when others had inferior ones due to his special care in planting and pruning. Another child produced tomatoes and corn, struggling patiently with nutgrass [nut grass] and the provoking "hen in the garden." Peanuts and pop-corn [popcorn] were popular crops with many small boys while a number of little girls in the Oconee street school raised enough tomatoes for canning. Fence corners were cultivated for beans and rows of sweet potatoes followed turnip salad. Lettuce and radishes appealed to the younger gardeners for their quick and easy growth. The committee would have preferred to award every childish effort with a prize but this was not possible. ]

Many prizes contributed.

[printed text: Prizes were contributed by the Ladies' Garden club, the Woman's club, Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Mrs. W. D. Beacham, Miss Lucile Linton, Mrs. T. F. Green, Dr. Howard W. Odum and the chamber of commerce, and the prize winners were the followin[unclear text: g:] ]

[printed text: Baxter Street school -- Lyman Hilliard, Hampton Jarrell, Robert Wingfield, Franz Hahr Stewart, M. C. Comer. ]

[printed text: Childs Street school -- Dorothy Davis. ]

[printed text: Practice School -- James Waldrep, Brantley Waldrep. ]

[printed text: Nantahala School -- James Garrison, Rosa Bell Crider. ]

[printed text: Oconee Street school -- Irene Cook, Eldridge Smith, J. B. Smith, Allen Smith, Van Lester, Hubert Huff, Louie Maud Teat, James Miller. ]

[printed text: An expression of appreciation is extended to the contributors of prizes and to the teachers of the various schools for their splendid cooperation. ]



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[handwritten text: October 1917.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The October meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of (the) Mrs. D. L. Earnest, Monday Oct. [October] [blank on form], thirty-four members being present.]

[handwritten text: Meeting was opened with the Lord's Prayer, led by Mrs. J. W. Watson. ]

[handwritten text: Dr. Andrew M. Soule, federal food administrator for Georgia gave us a splendid talk on food conservation. ]

[handwritten text: Minutes of last meeting were read and with one correction, were approved. The treasurer, Mrs. Beecham, reported $75.00 in bank and asked that all who had not paid yearly dues, to kindly do so. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Conway moved that the treasurer be instructed to send the $50.00 to the Y.M.C.A. which had been pledged to help furnish a room in the dormitory. Mrs. Odum seconded and motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parna Hill of the Home Economics department talked on the Food Pledge Cards. Also gave a gratifying report on the amount of vegetables, etc. [et cetera] that had been conserved by club members during this season. Each member had been asked to give a can of vegetables or fruit at this meeting, to be sent to the Tallulah Falls school. Many responded. ]

[handwritten text: Under the department of Civics, Mrs. Odum gave the names of the children who had been awarded prizes in the school garden contest and asked the club to contribute $5 toward prizes. As chairman of a committee composed of club members, she reported the sale of nearly $15.000 worth of Liberty Bonds during the campaign. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Watson gave an earnest talk on Y.W.C.A. work and made a strong plea for the help of every woman present. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson gave a report

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on the work done by the National League for Woman's Service. Sixty-one sweaters are now being knit for the boys of Clarke County enlisted and a number have already been sent. More money is needed to buy wood and any donations will be gladly accepted. Classes in telegraphy have been started and one in motor car work is to be organized with Mrs. Rodney Wilson as chairman.]

[handwritten text: In the Educational department, Mrs. Earnest reported that she had been awarded the $5 offered by the Chamber of Commerce for the one selling the most tickets for the Chautauqua last spring. ]

[handwritten text: Contributions of pictures and books for the Mountain City school were asked for. ]

[handwritten text: The following new members were welcomed into the club: Mrs. J. Phil Campbell, Mrs. O. T. Goodwin, Mrs. J. O. Philips and Mrs. Harry King. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y [Secretary] [Latin: Protem [Pro tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: November 1917.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The November meeting of the Athens Woman's club was held at the home of the Young Women's Christian Association Monday afternoon, the president, Mrs. T. F. Green presiding. Following the reading and adoption of the minutes, Mrs. Beecham, the treasurer reported $18.12 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: A nominating committee composed of Mrs. E. R. Hodson, chairman, Mrs. H. C. Conway, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, Mrs. O. W. Davidson and Mrs. W. T. Waters was elected to report at the December meeting.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton brought an interesting account of the state convention held at Augusta. ]

[handwritten text: The club expressed co-operation [cooperation] with Mrs. Julius Talmadge, chairman, in the entertainment of the D.A.R's convention to be held in this city in February and voted to compliment them with a luncheon.]

[handwritten text: It was voted that a note be sent to the Banner endorsing the Christmas Commissary started by them. ]

[handwritten text: Under the department of Civics, Mrs. Odum reported that the children who received prizes for the school gardens were very much pleased. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Waters, chairman of the park committee, reported that they had used $50 from the fund to purchase a Liberty Bond. ]

[handwritten text: Chairman of Education had no report. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green stated that she had received a note of appreciation from the chairman of the war library fund, in Atlanta, for the $550 sent from Athens. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green, the recently elected president of the 8th district asked for the co-operation [cooperation] of the club to help organize a city and county federation of clubs.

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Mrs. Parker moved a committee be appointed to assist her. Carried.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Capps made a motion that the president, Mrs. Green, appoint the committee. Carried. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Millie Rutherford extended an invitation to the club to hold the January meeting at Lucy Cobb.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. A. Capps will be hostess to the club at the December meeting, at her home on Harris St. [Street] ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y [Secretary] [Latin: Pro tem [tempore] ] ]



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