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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 12, 1898)
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University Place Woman's club open
ed its year's work last Friday evening at
the home of Mrs. Miller. Miss Blood
oar new president, presided with grace,
tact and ability. A short programme
had been arranged by the president
consisting of a piano solo by Miss
Lawrence and a recitation by Miss Love.
Our delegates having just returned from
the State Federation held in Omaha,
were called upon for reports of the con
vention. These reports were very in
terestiLg and we received much in
spiration for our club work.
Literature, Child Study, Kensington
and social departments will be continued
and other departments will be added as
they are desived.
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The department of Child Study, Mrs.
Hunger leader, held a most entertain
ing aad instructive meeting at Platts
moath Thursday evening at the resi
dence of Mrs. Byron Clark.
The president called on Mrs. Stouten
borovgh as leader of the English Litera
ture department to assign her topics for
the next meeting. After doing so, Mrs.
Monger opened the meeting with a
well-written paper by herself, the read
ing of which she prefaced by an apology
for having done so, owing to the fact
that she was too busy a woman to hunt
up some one to write papers, and
thought she could do it in less time.
The paper was so good that her apology
was readily accepted.
Mrs. TJnruh furnished an excellent
paper and Mrs. Perry Walker made
some delightfully original remarks, con
trasting the old and new-fashioned
mother in which the "new mother" or
the mother of today, suffered somewhat
in comparison. Animated discussions
on- child training were the order of the
evening and some of the thoughts
brought out were rather theoretical
than practical. Mrs. At wood offered
the see of her parlors for all meetings of
the club for the season. Said offer be
ing thankfully accepted the House and
Home committee having had a serious
time trying to secure centrally located
The next meeting will be in two weeks
at Mrs. At wood's home, Mrs. Stouten
borough's department of English Litera
ture furnishing the program.
The program opened with a pretty
strto, "Appear Love at Thy Window,"
by Miss Stella Smith. The subject was
then presented by Mrs. Sawyer in its
three aspects education, unfitnese and
domestic life. She first considered edu
cation from a historical standpoint,
and said that there was no fixed stand
ard of higher education for women. It
changed from year to year; even today
a small percentage of women had col
lege diplomas, too few to be considered.
Instead, she traced the results of the
common school training, which should
fit girls for home life, but instead, gen
erally unfitted them (or all domestic
labor. Mrs. Sawyer thought that the
highest character and skill were requir
ed to make a successful home.
Mrs. H. H. Wheeler spoke in the neg
ative. "If education," she said, "were
nothing but instruction, it would unfit
for any life; but education should be a
training and developing of all the power
in the person. If men make history, the
mnltiArfl molrn ttin man- find fliA hntAF
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The Lincoln Woman's club met on
Monday afternoon to discuss a question
affecting its own well being. Mrs. A. J.
Sawyer led the discussion on "Resolved
that higher education unfits a woman
for domestic life," and was followed by
a number of other speaker-. The ma
jority of the club members were present,
eager either for their own enlightenment
in this important problem, or prepared
to assist in its elucidation to others.
They were early admonished not to
coaisider their own homes, as that was
too personal, but to consider the state of
the homes of all the other club members.
No papers were given, and each speaker
was so carried away by her own enthus
iasm, that the allotted ten minutes was
entirely too short, and each one left the
platform with half of her thoughts un
said. No definite decision was reached
though the leader, Mrs. Sawyer, in
w nighing the evidence at the meeting's
close, considered that the unfitness of
educated women for domestic life Lad
been acknowledged. She also said she
woald like an hour in which to suggest
remedies. This was promised her by
he president for some future time.
better the work." This argument was
later answered by the leader, who said
that the records showed the mothers of
all great historical characters to have
been uneducated women. Mrs. Wheeler
asked those present to consider whether
their own friends were failures as home
keepers. She said that the most charm
ing homes that she knew were those of
highly educated women. She described
the home of one club woman, who kept
no servant, but dispensed lavish hospi
tality. The object of the illustration
was recognized and the words brought
forth enthusiastic applause.
Mrs. E. T.Hartley followed, supposed
ly the negative side, "but she weakened
her cause by promptly suggesting co
operative home-keeping as the inevitable
future mode of life. "Higher education,"
she said, "should teach women to simpli
fy housekeeping." She then brought a
weighty argument to her defense in the
history and description of the Renais
sance club, each member of which is an
intellectual etar, and at the same time
is famed for her skillful cookery.
Mrs. Morning thought that even the
pleasures of club life unfitted a woman
for home duties. "Housekeeping," she
said, "is a specialty or collection of spec
ialties, each one of which requires
thought and careful study. When the
duties of motherhood are added, little
time m left to the average woman for
speech making and meetings." Mrs.
Morning thought that the educated
weman would never be entirely satisfied
with the routine of home duties.
The last of the speakers, Mrs. Mc
Lennan, knew as many poor house
keepers among the ignorant as among
the educated women; there were as
many indolent women in one condition
as in the other. She considered it en
tirely as a matter of industry. Minute
talks were given by a number of mem
bers. Some thought the university
girls should be taught to wield the dish
cloth and broom for their necessary
physical exercise, while others insisted
that university girls were most skillful
in the use of those weapons. Mrs.
Sawyer closed the subject with a resume
of all arguments, which, in her words,
settled the unfitness, but left the women
of many minds where they were.
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with deep feeling and the dramatic ren
dition of the second poem made "The
Race" most realistic. This was by far
the most enjoyable meeting yet held by
The Ohio State Federation of Women's
debs assembled on October 25th at
Columbus. Mrs. Canfield, wife of the
former chancellor of the Nebraska uni
versity, is one of the most popular and
efficient club workera in Ohio as she was
in Nebraska. She was elected vice
president and might have had the presi
dency, according to the press reports,
had she not declined it. Chancellor
Canfield welcomed the members of the
federation to the university and the
orchestral and lyrical societies gave
them a welcome in music. Most of the
United States officers were present,
though Pieeident Lowe, who was ex
pected, was not present
The Columbus Dispatch presents a
very .jood likeness of Mrs. Canfield and
says of her:
That Mrs. Canfield is a very popular'
womaa was evidenced by the applause
that always greeted her appearance or
the mention of her name. When in
stalled as vice prenident she was present
ed with a boquet of magnificent chrys
anthemums tied in the convention
colors, yellow and white. It is hoped
that at the next election Mrs. Canfield
will allow herself to be placed in the
hands of her friends.
Under Mrs. Can field's inspiration an
art exhibition was collected and the
critics speak very flatteringly of two of
Mrs. Canfield's pictures, a portrait and
a sketch of Mirror Lake on the Ohio
state univereity campus. The recep
tions, dinners and luncheons given to
th9 delegates were numerous and the
four days were brilliant socially as well
as intellectually stimulating.
Lincoln Sorosis met at Mrs. W. A.
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