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[Minutes, January 7, 1910]
On Friday Jan. 7th, 1910, the WCTU met at the house of Mrs. C.A. Pugh on High Street. The president in chair, the meeting was called to order at 2:30 pm.and by Song no. 1 Mrs. Mary Hart, V.P. of U.B. church, had charge of the Devotional Service. Prayer was offered by Mrs. Hart also Scripture Reading, found in 12 ch. of Romans. Prayer by Mrs. W.E. Walker. Song no. 4. Sec's report read and approved. Remarks by pres. also Mr. Richardson, she said, "out of 50 men to whom they had presented the anti-cigarette petitions, 46 signed them." Some little business was looked after, and the ladies urged to take our State paper. Out of the 26 ladies present 9 subscribed for the paper besides 3 other subscriptions that were also given. And with the 7 subs rec'd at the previous meeting, making a total of 19 ladies who have already signed for the paper. The Sec'y sent the subsc. in Jan 8th. Mrs. Conard made a few remarks. The Evangelistic Supt. gave in the following report. No. cottage prayer meetings held 25. No. calls on sick 69. No. evangelistic calls 60. No. pages of literature given 660.
Mrs. Patterson then introduced Mrs. Crook, who gave her report of the National Conv. All who heard her report, ought to be filled full on enthusiasm and work for the temperance cause as they never worked before. The report was "simply grand". Two verses of No.5 was sung. The treasurer then stated that there is in the treasury $18.48 and with the money which we will receive after pins are sold will make it $24.48.
Mrs. Patterson then stated that at our next meeting, Miss Della Kyle will give a report of the Anti-Saloon Conv. which was held at Chicago, Ill.
The Temperance Doxology was sung and Mrs. Anna Hart dismissed the meeting.
Dues were pd. by
|" Anna Hart||.60|
|" Dr. Cook||.60|
|" L. B. Conard||.60|
|" Mary Hart||.25|
|" May Helms||.60|
|" Alice Crook||.60|
|" Lura Thompson||.50|
|" Emma Richardson||.25|
|" L.A. Pugh||.60|
Alta M. Chapman, Sec'y
[Minutes, Superintendents' Meeting, January 10, 1910]
A Supt's meeting was held Jan. 10th, 1910 at the home of Mrs. Patterson. No. of supt's present 8. Also Pres. and Sec'y. Total of 10. The dept of Medal Contest was discussed and decided it would be better to hold the contests in the spring, rather than at present.
The dept. of Flower Mission, one more assistant was added. Mrs. Lenord Crook.Page (18) Making the No. assist. for F.M. work 6. The Depts. Mother meetings & Purity are to hold their meetings togather on the first Friday in Feb.
The Frances Williard meeting is to be held at the church.
The Depts. of Sabbath Observance & Literature are to hold their meetings together. Also Sunday School Work & Scientific Temperance Instruction. Different questions were discussed & meeting adjourned.
[Minutes, January 21, 1910]
Jan. 21st 1910, the WCTU met at the home of Mrs. EW Crook. At 2:30 the meeting was called to order by singing No. 1, on leaflet. VP Mrs. Jackson was in charge of the devotionals. Scripture Lesson 31st Ch. Proverbs. Rev. Burgeurer offered prayer. Mrs. Patterson gave a short talk, after which Mrs. Hoff sang a solo, "His Plans of Peace."
Minutes of last meeting were read and approved. Also the report of the supt.'s meeting was read.
The following Supt. of Dept. gave short reports. SS Work, Mothers Meetings, Purity, Medical Temperance.
Duet Rock of Ages--Mesdames Richards & English.
Miss Kyle, being absent, Rev. D.F. Helms occupied her place on the program. The Subject of his talk was, "What the Principles of the WCTU are. There are three principles 1.adjutation [agitation?] 2.Education, 3. Legislation, and Rev. Helms said, he would add one more, namely Salvation.
song no.4 on leaflet.
A prayer on "Franchise", written by Miss Seona Helms, was then read by her.
Rev. Miller Daives, and Burgeuer then made a few remarks.
Mrs. Crook gave us a short talk.
A ladies quartet, composed of Mrs. J.F. Miller, Mrs. W. Bricker, Mrs. Luella Cook, and Mrs. D.F. Helms, then sang.
The meeting was dismissed with prayer by Rev. Miller.
No. present 62.
Dues pd. by
|Mrs. Parley Snyder||.60|
|" J. W. Wright||.60|
|" Effa Johnson||.70|
|" Orpha Smith||.60|
|" Jett Hoff||.45|
|" F.A. Patterson||.60|
Alta M. Chapman sec'y
[Minutes, February 4, 1910]
The W.C.T.U. met at the home of Mrs. J.B. Stahl, Fri. Feb 4th at two o'clock[.] The meeting was called to order by the Pres. with a few well chosen remarks. The Supt's of the Mother's Meetings & of Purity had charge of the program. Opening song No.1 on leaflet.
The Scripture Lesson found in the 37 Ps. was read by Mrs. Stahl, Mrs. Henry Bricker offered prayer. Song No. 9 was then sung. Mrs. Jessie Wilson gave a reading entitled "Boy, Lost". Mrs. T. D. Hood, reading "These are my Jewels." Solo- A Clean Heart," Mrs. Vera Purdy. Reading--"High Ideals of Purity", Mrs. Dr. Jordan.
Mrs. Dr. Jackson then gave a talk on "Why we should teach our children right Things," which was filled with splendid thoughts.
Miss Bessie Richardson then favored the ladies with a piano solo. Mrs. E.W. Crook gave a splendid, on "The White Slave Trade".
Remarks by Mrs. Dr. Richards and Mrs. Dr. Jackson.
Minutes of the previous meeting was read and approved.
Supt. of S.S. work gave report.
A motion "That 30 cts. be drawn from treasurer to pay for temperance pledge cards for the Sunday Schools." Motion carried.
The following V.P. gave reports. Mrs. Pepers--Evangelical--one new, paid up, new member.
Mrs. Keener--Presbyterian--19 subscriptions to the Ohio Messenger. An idea was bro't before the ladies by Mrs. Trumbull, that "we have a meeting at the church for the benefit of our girls as well as the boys. Not to leave it entirely to the mothers to teach their daughters, but have a special meeting for them."
The President appointed the following com. to look after and arrange for the meeting, Mrs. Trumbull, Mrs. Mercy Dorsey and Mrs. Dr. Jackson.
Announcements were made by the Pres. that in two weeks would be the Frances Williard Memorial Service & that Miss Kyle would be present to give her report of the Anti-Saloon Conv. held at Chicago. & Mrs. Dr. Richards would also give a "History of The Temperance work in Hicksville." & a silver offering would be taken.
Mrs. Cook sang a solo entitled "Battle Hymn" & responded to an encore. Mrs. Dr. Richards closed the service with prayer. Refreshments were served to about 65 ladies.
Two new paid up members and one other were received namely, Mrs. Elise Miller, Mrs. Maud Crouse and Mrs. Mary Groves.
Dues were pd. by
|Mrs. Elsie Miller||.60|
|" Lura Thompson||.10|
|" Lena Crook||.60|
|" Maud Crouse||.60|
|" Flora Kerr||.30|
Alta M. Chapman, Sec'y
[Minutes, February 18, 1910]
The Hicksville W.C.T.U. met at the 1st U.B. Feb. 18th, 1910. The meeting was a Memorial Service in honor of Frances Williard's Heavenly Birthday.
Three of the original crusaders of Hicksville, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Richards and Mrs. Bricker, with the President, Sec. Pianist, Chorister & Miss Della Kyle and Supt. of Lit. Mrs. Emma Richardson were seated on the platform. A picture of Miss Williard was placed in front of the pulpit. Decorations, potted plants. At 2:15 the meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. Patterson. Mrs. Simpson read the Scripture Lesson found in Ps 146. Prayer was offered by Mrs. Bricker. Song, "Some Glad Day" was sung.
A tribute was paid to the memory of Frances Willaard, in which the Pres. Sec, Supt of Lit. & Mrs. Lonsgworth took part. Quartet, composed of Mrs. Widney, Mrs Hart, Mrs. Engle and Mrs. Wright, then sang "In Heavenly Love Abiding". Miss Kyle then gave a splendid report of the Anti-Saloon Conv. which was held at Chicago.
Mrs. Dr. Jackson then presented a motion, that we give Miss Kyle a rising vote of thanks, and that we urge her to give her report in some church before a union meeting." Seconded by Mrs. Hill. Carried.
Mrs. Dr. Richards, then read a history of the temperance work in Hicksville since 1836 until the present time. She told how the town started. How it only had one saloon for a few years, then 6. How the Crusaders worked, then came the W.C.T.U., and later on the Anti-Saloon League. She read the names of all the/co. pres sec. from he beginning of the "W."
Mrs. Dorsey gave a short talk about the "Y" work.
Rev. Lily said, "The WCTU has had more to do in molding the sentiments in this town than any other organization."
Mrs. Mary Hart then read resolutions of respect in memorium of Mrs. Ruth 6. Kinmont.
Mrs. Dr. Hull made a motion "That the resolutions be accepted & that they be recorded in Sec's book. Motion carried.
Mrs. Patterson made mention of a letter written by Mrs. Farnsworth, who has been confined to her home for several weeks. Owing to lack of time the letter was not read.
While the offering was being taken, the Supt. of SS work gave her report. She called on 7 schools on Sun. Feb 13. and secured one new paid up member.
Trio, composed of Mrs. J.F. Miller, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Bricker, sang "Jesus Savior Pilot Me."
Mrs. Patterson voiced the thanks of the union, to the sexton who had made it so comfortable for us and to the members of the U.B. church for the use of the same.
The meeting was dismissed with prayer by Dr. Lily.
Dues pd. by
|Miss Myrtle Engle||.60|
|Mrs. J. Horn||.10|
|one messenger susc.||.25|
Treasurer reported paying
$10 on our state dues.
The following orders were drawn on Treasurer:
50ct. for the Purity Dept. for Lit.
25ct. for flowers for the Crusaders.
and $2.00for the Frances Williard Memorial fund.
Alta M. Chapman, sec'y
[Minutes, March 4, 1910]
On Mar. 4th, 1910, the WCTU met at the home of Mrs. GK Otis. The first in order was the transacting of business.
1)Moved by Mrs. Ackerman. Sec. by Mrs. Hood, "that the society give the sum of $7.00 to defray the expenses of the delegate to the National Conv. held at Omaha, Neb." Motion prevailed.
2)Moved by Mrs. Helms, sec. by Mrs. Walker, "that the sum of 90 cts. be drawn to pay for the second lot of SS pledge cards, used on Temperance Sunday Feb. 27th." Motion prevailed.
The Pres spoke of the Spring Institute, and of the coming of Mrs. Emma Drake. 3rd) Moved by Mrs. Hull, sec. by Mrs. Hood, "that we (WCTU) invite Mrs. Drake to Hicksville." Motion prevailed.
4)The sum of 75 cts. was allowed for new song books.
It was decided that the society send our Co. Pres. Mrs. Crook. some flowers. Mrs. Patterson then presented post-cards to the ladies, for inspection. And if desired, to send for some to sell as we did the pins. The meeting was then turned over to the Supt. of Scientific Temp. Mrs. Ackerman, and Supt. of SS. Work Mrs. Hood. Program opened with song. The devotionals were led by Mrs. D.F. Helms. Scripture reading Romans 14th. Prayer Mrs. Anna Hart. Song. Mr. Hart then talked upon the topic--Temperance work in S. S. was followed by open discussion.
Mrs. Longsworth gave a reading. Duet. Misses Richardson and Bevington. Where are the future majorities--Mrs. Dr. Cook Scientific Temperance in our Public Schools--Mrs. Richardson. Solo Mrs. Vera Purdy.
Meeting closed with prayer by the Pres. Two new names were presented for membership Mrs. S.L. Repp and Mrs. Martha Clark.
Dues were paid by
Mrs. Emma Richardson, Sec pro-tem
[Minutes, March 18, 1910]
The WCTU met at the home of Mrs. Dr. Hull, Friday, March 18th, 1910, at 2:20 o'clock, the meeting was called to order by Pres.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The transaction of business there followed.
The Pres. spoke of two important meetings to be held during the mo. of April, One the Lecture of Dr. Drake and the other the County Institute. Committee to secure churches for the two meetings, consisting of the Co. Pres. as chairman with all the V.P. of the different churches was appointed by the President, also a Committee on Music, Chairman Mrs. Maggie Bricker, with Mrs. Dr. Cook and anyone else they may select.
Miss Ensign will be undable to be with us on April 12th, on account of illness.
The pres. then spoke of what is known as "Tag Day", which is to raise a special fund for Temperance. Mrs. Dr. Hull gave a short talk.
A motion was presented by Mrs. Trumbull, " that the sum of 90 cents be drawn to pay for flowers purchased for the sick. Motion prevailed.
Supt of Contest Work announced that a contest would be held about the first of May.
Mrs. Ackerman then spoke about the selling of the post-cards and reported good results. $7.23 were rec'd from the selling of the cars, at last meeting.
The meeting was then turned over to the Supt. of Literature Mrs. Richardson, and Supt of Sabbath Observance, Mrs. Dr. Hull. The Supt of Lit having charge of the first part of the program.
Opening song no. 5
Reading Crusade Psalm, responsively.
Prayer Mrs. Henry Bricker.
Reading on Subject of Meeting, "Health," Mrs. Richardson.
Reading "Can Health be found in Drug Stores?" Mrs. Maggie Bricker, which showed that it could not, but that good hygienic surroundings and fresh air are the foundations for good health.
Piano solo, Miss Bessie Richardson.
Talk by Rev. King on "Influence of Lit. on the Mind." In which he bro't out that the books we read, always leave their mark on our character." Piano Duet Misses Huber and Cook.
2nd part of program in charge of Mrs. Hull. Reading, "Of What Use is the Sabbath Observance?" Mrs. Dr. Hull.
Reading, "Value of The Sabbath To The Workingman." Mrs. Jessie Wilson.
Reading, "A Sabbath Well Spent" Mrs. Lura Thompson.
Talk, "Sabbath Observance in the Home" by Rev. D.F.Helms.
Short talk by Mrs. Patterson.
Announcements, Song, No. 2.
Benediction Rev. King.
Dues paid by
|" Clara Cole||.60 (new member)|
Alta M. Chapman. Sec
An order drawn from Treasurery to pay for flowers for sick. Sum of it 90 cts.
An order drawn to pay for pledge .90 cents
[Minutes--Executive Board, April 4, 1910]
An executive meeting of the WCTU was held at the home of Mrs. Mary Hart, Apr. 4th, 1910. No. present 7. The purpose of the meeting, was to make arrangements for the coming of (Mrs.) Dr. Emma Drake. Apr. 12th. and also to arrange for the coming institute to be held 19th 20th Apr.
The roll call was revised. 12 members having moved away and 1 death. It was arranged to serve meals at the church, during the institute. Chairmen for meals.
First day, dinner--Mrs. Emma Richards and Mrs. Dorsey.
First day, supper-Mrs. Maggie Bricker, Mrs. Mary Hart.
2nd day dinner-Mrs. Addie Jackson and Mrs. Ackerman. Each lady has 47 ladies for helpers.
The ushers for Apr. 12th. Lura Thompson, Mable Hart, Lena Crook, Anna Snyder. For 19th and 20th Mrs. Edd Swilley, Mrs. Guy Wilson, Mrs. Edd Culler, and Alta Chapman. The VP are to solicit the members of their churches for homes to accommodate the ladies over night and for breakfast. The Pres. urged the ladies to prepare good questions for the question box at the institute.
The treasurer reported $24.48 in treasury. Dues paid by
|Mrs. Maggie Bricker||.60|
|" Mary Hart||.10|
AM Chapman, Sec
[Minutes, April 8, 1910]
The WCTU met at the home of Mrs. Jennie Patterson, Apr. 8th, 1910. The meeting was called to order at 2 0'clock by Pres. Opening Song No. 4. Devotionals in charge of Mrs. Conard V.P. of M.E. Church. Prayer by Anna Hart. As this was a Pres. and V.P.'s meeting, the Pres. gave a talk on, "What we are doing."
Mrs. Anna Hart then told of two needy families who would be glad to receive help. Miss Gilliam gave a reading. Mrs. Mary Hart gave a reading entitled "It's Coming." Song--It's coming. Reading--A short story entitled "Influence" by Mrs. Chapman.
The role was then called and 27 ladies responded. Also one visitor present. George Patterson then played a piano solo, entitled. "The Old Oaken Bucket" with var. The minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. The Ex. report was also read. The Pres. gave a talk on the coming institute. Talk on Sabbath Observance by Mrs. Dr. Hull. A motion was presented by Mrs. Hood sec. by Mrs. Maggie Bricker, "That we purchase a load of wood for the one needy family," carried. Mrs. Dr. Hull also gave 1/2 bu. of potatoes. A motion that 25 ct. be paid to Mrs. Stahl for Lit. for Purity Dept. Sec. and carried. Song--Ring the Bells of Heaven. Benediction Mrs. Mary Hart.
Dues Pd. by
|Postal money $1.75|
Alta M. Chapman, Sec.
Apr. 19th & 20th Dues and new members.
|Mrs. Schell||.60 (new)|
|" J.F. Banks||.60|
New member at Patterson's Mrs. E.J. Engle.
[Minutes, May 6, 1910]
The WCTU met at the Evangelical Church May 6th 1910. The subject of the meeting--"Medical Temperance" in charge of Mrs. Dr. Richards Supt. of M.T. Opening Song No. 1. The Crusade Psalm was recited in concert. Prayer Rev. Smith. Song--Ohio's going dry. Mrs. Richards made the remark-"That if O. went dry, we'd have another fight. The patent medicines would be sent in as dopes." $75,000,000 pd. out every year for patent medicines. She then recited a list of patent medicines and how much alcohol they contained. Mrs. Parley Snyder gave a reading, also Mrs. Dr. Cook and Mrs. Dorsey gave a talk on "What these patent medicines will do."
A question Box then followed. All questions being answered by Mrs. Richards. Mrs. R. Griffith then read a poem.
Solo-Mrs. Crook-"A place in the ranks for me."
Minutes of previous meeting read and approved.
Treas. report showed there to be in the treasury over $33.
Mrs Repp was appointed on the Evangelistic Com. in the place of Mrs. Chapman. The first Fri. in June regular meeting day. Meeting to be in charge of Mrs. Widney, Supt. of Flower Mission work.
Mrs. Crook who has gone to Scotland to the worlds W.C.T.U. Conv., and Mrs. Dr. Richards who is to make a western trip, gave short and helpful talks.
Closing Song No. 8.
Prayer--Mrs. H. Bricker.
Dues pd. By
|"Caroline Gilbert||.10 (new)|
|"Mattie E. Price||.60|
|Miss Minnie A. Price||.60|
|Mrs. George Brown||.60|
5 new members
Mrs. A.M. Chapman, Sec'y
[Minutes, June 3, 1910]
On June 3rd 1910, the W.C.T.U. met with Mrs. O.L. Widney. The subject of the meeting was "Flower Mission Study." Meeting opened by singing song number 1. The scripture reading was from the little text cards given to all ladies.
Prayer by Mrs. Patterson. Song No. 7
Mrs. Widney read the report of the Flower Mission work done in O. in 1909. This showed how extensively the work is being carried on.
Mrs. Helms then read "The story of Jennie Cassidy, " The founder of F.M. work.
Mrs. Emma Richards read a paper entitled." What the F.M. work means to the W.C.T.U. and Community."
Mrs Widney then read a poem entitled "Why a Flower Mission."
Mrs. Grosh sang a solo.
Responsive reading--on F.M. work.
Remarks by Mesdames Widney, Patterson & Grosh.
Mrs. Sollenbarger then quoted an incident of how her giving a bouquet to an injured boy helped him and his mother.
Reports from the different ladies who had helped in the F.M. work.
|Mrs. Dr. Hull||10 calls on sick|
8 bouquets given
|Mrs. Sollenbarger||15 bouquets and text cards.|
|Mrs. H. Bricker||5 packages of clothing.|
10 visits sick,
|Mrs. Patterson||2 plates to sick.|
2 rides to aged.
1 lunch to tramp
|Miss Armstrong||1 bouquet & text card|
|Mrs. Stahl||2 bouquets, 2 pies, 4 glasses jelly|
4 tramps breakfast
|Mrs. Barnett||8 bouquets|
|" Pinkerton||3 breakfasts to tramps.|
Duet Mesdames Widney and Hart. "Gathering Flowers in May."
Minutes of previous meeting read and corrected. Treasurer reported $37.72 in Treas.
Report of Mrs. Dr. Hull, on Sabbath Observance.
" " " Thompson her Mrs. Patterson at Contest (Medal)
A vote of thanks was extended to the Supt. of M.C. to all ladies who recited and to those who furnished the music of the evening. A motion was presented by Mrs. Trumbull Sec. Mrs. Sollenbarger. "That the ladies failing to receive medal be furnished with our state paper the Crusader Monthly instead." Carried. Miss Armstrong then presented a motion that 56 cents be drawn from treasurery to pay for F.M. literature." Sec. Mrs. Stahl and carried. Remarks and announcements by Pres.
The Com. to arrange for July meeting were Mrs. Emma Richards,
Mrs. Frances Bricker,
Mrs. A.E. Hart.
One new member was added to our ranks, namely, Mrs. Mary E. Grosh. Song- "Blessed Be the Tie That Binds." Dismissal by Mrs. H. Bricker.
Dues pd. by
|Dinner Money from Mrs. J. & A.||$1.00|
|Post Card money||.62|
Sec sent an order for 55 cents + 5 cents for order & postage total 60 cts.
(no. present 20)
Alta M. Chapman Sec.
[Minutes, July 15, 1910]
The July (1910) meeting of the W.C.T.U. was held at the home of Mrs. A.M. Richards, July 15-1910.
Meeting called to order at 2 o'clock by singing song no. 1. Mrs. Ackerman had charge of the devotionals. Scripture Reading from the 13 ch. Of Cor. Prayer, Mrs. Stahl. The following program was then given.
Reading by Mrs. Griffith, "The Deadly Sleeping Sickness."
Reading by Mrs. Cowick, "Is water less dangerous than wine."
Remarks by Mrs. Ackerman.
Solo- "The Better Plan," Leone Richards.
Remarks by Mrs. Jackson.
Reading, Mrs. Sollenbarger, "A dangerous disease and its remedy."
Piano Solo--Bessie Richardson.
The Sec's report was read and approved.
Mrs. Jackson reported that over $4 worth of uncooked food, also some cooked food left from dinner in Apr. was distributed to needy families.
Mrs. Hoff gave an account of the terrible calamity that has befallen on Newark, O.
Mrs. Hull Ackerman, Richards and Jackson also made a few remarks.
Solo--De Walls am Comin' down. Mrs. A.M. Richards
No. present 19.
In the absence of Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Jackson 1st V.P. took charge of the meeting. Dues Pd. Mrs Pierman. .60
Alta M. Chapman, Sec.
[Minutes, August 5, 1910]
Aug. 5th, 1910 the W.C.T.U. met with Mrs. Dr. Jackson. The theme of the meeting was "Social Purity." The program began at 2:30 by singing Song no. 1. Miss Pauline Jackson then favored us with a piano solo after which came the devotionals led by Mrs. Swilley. Scripture Lesson part of the 14th Ch. of St. John.
Prayer--Mrs. Henry Bricker. Mrs. Griffith gave a reading entitled "An Advanced Step Toward the Punishment of Ungentlemanly Actions Towards Ladies on the Street." Which told "that the person would be given a public spanking." A reading by Mrs. Sollenbarger, "The Curse of Strong Drink." Reading, "A new idea of training our young people," Mrs. Walker. Mrs. Trumbull gave a reading and short talk on "Home for Homeless Boys" These different subjects were discussed upon by several of the ladies present. Mrs. Jackson dropped a good tho't in one of her talks, it was, "we have let false modesty precede common sense, too long. It has hindered many good helps which would have been helpful to all.
Mrs. Hull then spoke of the good that such societies as Y.M.C.A., Y.W.C.A., the Deaconesses and W.C.T.U. are doing for all of our young people. Sec's report read and approved. Dismissed in prayer- by Mrs. Jackson.
Dues pd. by
|money rec'd from postals||.38|
No present at meeting 15.
Alta M. Chapman, sec.
[Minutes, "Called Meeting" August 8, 1910]
A called meeting of the W.C.T.U. for the purpose of discussing several important subjects, met with Mrs. Patterson, Aug. 8th 1910, at 3 pm. No. present 8.
A Com. composed of Mrs. Dr. Jackson, Hull and Ackerman were selected to confer with the Council of the village, to try and prohibit the dances which are held at the Town Hall.
The illicit sale of liquor was spoken of, but no com. was appointed, at this meeting.
A reception, for Mrs. E.W. Crook on her return to town from her trip abroad and from a rest of a few weeks at Lakeside, was planned. The Com. on Music, Reception, & Refreshments were selected.
Mrs. Patterson then presented the subject of a Point Contest, which was gladly taken up by all ladies present.
A motion was presented that we have the Contest and that it begin with our Sept. meeting and continue for 6 mos. Sec by Mrs Bricker, Carried. Mrs. Lura Thompson and Mrs. Ackerman chosen as Captains.
Mrs Chapman, sec.
[Minutes, September 9, 1910]
The regular business meeting of the WCTU was held at the home of Mrs. W.E. Walker, Sept. 9th, 1910. Meeting called to order at 2:30. This was the first meeting to be held under our Point Contest. Names of ladies present on time and wearing white ribbon are as follows:
|Mrs. Patterson||White ribbon|
|Mrs. Walker||"presented a new member, also|
|Mrs. Culler (Ida)||--|
This being the last meeting of the W.C.T.U. year, the subject was "Bringing In the Sheaves."
The opening Song was "Bringing in the Sheaves."
Scripture Lesson from Psalms 1st was read by Mrs. Trumbull, who also offered prayer.
Song--"Work for the Night is Coming," was then sung.
The Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
A new captain for the Point Contest was appointed to fill the place of Lura Thompson, the new one being Mrs. Griffith. This being the time for the re-election of officers, Mrs. Patterson read the bylaws of the W.C.T.U. in regards to the election of officers. All officers, excepting Choristers. Pianists, were elected by ballot. Those were elected by acclamation. Tellers appointed were Mrs. Trumbull & Griffith.
The votes cast for Pres. Were
Mrs. Patterson 8, Mrs. Jackson,1
For 1st VP Mrs. Jackson 8, Mrs. Ackerman 1.
For Sec Mrs. Chapman 6, Mrs. Grosh 2 Mrs. Lena Crook 1
Treasurer, Mrs. Griffith 6, Mrs. Culler 1, Mrs. Ackerman 1
The officers, then, for 1910-1911 are as follows:
|Ass't "||"Dr. Cook|
|Ass't "||" O. S. Applegate|
The Supts of different depts were left as last year, excepting Evangelistic Supt and Mrs. Walker was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by Mrs. Hart moving from town., Mrs. Culler presented a motion that a bill of $2.85, for the reception at Crooks be allowed. Seconded by Mrs. Hull. Motion prevailed. Mrs. Hood reported 298 S.S. scholars as signers of temperance pledge.
It was the voice of the ladies present that Mrs. Crook should give a report to the world's W.C.T.U. Convention held at Glasgow Scotland, & to which she was a delegate. The President appointed the following committee to decide time and place for the above mentioned
Mrs. Patterson and Griffith were elected as delegates to our State Conv. to be held at Lorain O. Oct. 14 to 18, 1910. Mrs. Patterson then read a state letter and dismissed the meeting with prayer. One new member was presented for membership, namely, Mrs. Fuller.
Dues were pd. by
Mrs Alta M. Chapman, sec.
No. pres 9.
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