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clinic at the Hospital on April 15th.
Ethel Thomas wrote a note regretting that ill health made it impossible for her to attend this meeting-and club decided for the same reason that she should not entertain the next meeting,and asking for empty, or full if desires, candy boxes. Emilie Coulter asked us to meet with her for the next meeting where all members were asked to bring the candy boxes for Ethel, and as the State Meeting is Club day, the date of our meeting will be Friday, April 25,
There being no further business the subject for the next time, "Walter Hines Page, Life and Letters," Anna Nesbitt and Rose Gilpin was announced, and the subject for the afternoon, Booth Tarkington-iIn Lighter Vein and The Turmoil was taken up. Marion Mills had the first part of the subject and her reading of parts of "Seventeen" and "Penrod and Sam" proved that In the Lighter Vein Mr. Tarkington is truly gifted to say nothing of Marion's ability to read the same most delightfully to us.
Emma Stabler reviewed "The Turmoil" and gave us a most fascination idea of this, Mr. Tarkington's best novel. Even Mary Stabler who has been rather skeptical of our this year's programme announced the meeting to have been a most interesting and entertaining one.
There being nothing further the meeting adjourned to Holly Cottage, Friday, April 25th, 1924.
Stella Moore Secretary.
Holly Cottage April 25th, 1924.
On April 25th the Wednesday Club met with Emilie Coulter and Sallie Brooke at Holly Cottage. The regular day of meeting conflicting with State Annual Meeting at Frederick the previous meeting had adjourned to meet on Friday instead of Wednesday.
The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the preceeding meeting read and approved.
Under Committees to report Mary Redding Nichols reported that the Final debate under the supervision of the Education Committee of the County Federation had been held and that Stanley Stabler had come out third.
Edith Thomas had received no report from the County Chairman on Social Service, and had nothing to report.
The Treasurer reported a balance of $4.47.
Under Communication a plea for funds from the National Travelers Aid was read, and while the club feels a great interest in this most important work there was no response of any kind so the letter was tabled.
The Director, Elizabeth Stabler, presented the ballot for the coming Annual Meeting on May 16th at Takoma Park. We are entitled to three delegates not counting the Director. The Delegates appointed are Mrs. Robt. Miller, Mrs. Francis Miller, Mrs. W. J. Thomas with alternater, Mrs. W. W. Moore, Mrs. M. J. Stabler Mrs. R. H. Landsdale. These delegates were directed to vote the ballot as presented.. It was moved, seconded and carried that the delegation fill any vacancies in its ranks. The Secretary was directed to forward these names to the County Chairman of Credentials with the information
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that our delegation would fill any vacancies in its number.
Annie B. Kirk read a most interesting report of the meeting on April 23d, that she and Mrs. Bancroft as our representatives had attended at Frederick. The program had been full of interest, the morning had been election and various other State business, and in the afternoon the President of the Frederick Rural Women's Club had had a most interesting demonstration of the work of her clubs.
The subject of our Library Box was brought forward, there had been some misunderstanding as to the time allowed us by the State, so they had kindly extended our time two weeks without further charge. All were asked to at once return whatever library books they have so that the alloted two weeks may not again be infringed upon.
Miss Mary Stabler feels that too much time is given to the useless reading of the communications sent to the Club and asks if the Secretary can't show more discretion in the future in the reading of these uninteresting communications thus saving time for something more worth our while.
The next place of meeting will be at Edgewood on May 7, Lillie Stabler and Florence Bond having the subject Phillip Gibbs, Personality and newspaper work, and The Middle of the Road.
The Subject for the afternoon was "Walter Hines Page, Life and Letters." Anna Nesbitt and Rose Gilpin reading. These two ladies wished to impress upon the club the almost impossible task that had been given t o them by the Program committee, and in view of this asked that in the preparation of the coming year's program that the subjects if possible be not so great. Even with all these deprecatory remarks the club felt that they had been given a most wonderful idea of this book, and our two readers had had "cut" in vain.
The meeting adjourned.
Stella Moore Secretary.
Edgewood May 12th, 1924.
Owing to the funeral of Mrs. Manakee the meeting of the Wednesday Club due to have been held on May 7th, was postponed to May 12th, on which date the club met at Edgewood.
The President was absent and the meeting was called to order by the Vice-President, Elizabeth Stabler.
The minutes of the preceeding meeting were read and approved.
Under referred business the subject of the Library Box was brought up. The President had sent a message that she had forwarded a $1.00 extra to cover an extension of time. It was moved that this box be returned to the State Library Commission as soon as the books could be collected, and the shipping of this was left in the hands of the President. It was moved and carried that the Treas. refund the money expended by the President.
The Program for next winter's work was presented and while dissatisfaction was expressed with the way the Program Committee had handled the subject given to it, it was conceeded that as presented the Program could stand for our coming year's work. Many of the subjects were selected and the program was given back into the hands of the Committee for further assignment of the unclaimed topics.
The Chairman of Social Service had received no report from the County Chairman so had nothing to give us.
The final contests of the Educational Committee had been held, and the work of Committee was suspended till the new administration. The Club extends to Mary Redding Nichols its great appreciation of the work she has done on the Committee, and for the reports of the work done by the Committee that she has brought back to the club.
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Announcement was given of a concert to be given under the auspices of the Norman Price Post of the Legion on May 24th, at Sherwood High School, the proceeds to go towards the lifting of the debt of installing the lighting plant at the School.
The next place of meeting will be with Katherine Adams at Bloomfield, and that meeting being election there is no paper for the afternoon. It was moved seconded and carried that Miss Mary Stabler give to us at that time her paper that she was unable to give on account of the imapssability of the roads on March 12th.
The Papers for the afternoon were in the hands of Lillie B, Stabler and Florence Bond. The subject was Phillip Gibbs, personality and newspaper work, and The Middle of the Road. Lillie Stabler opened with a most interesting sketch of his life and a few delightful incidents related by him in connection with his long experience in Newspaper work. Florence Bond had, The Middle of the Road. She very delightfully introduced to Edith Thomas who gave a comprehensive outline of the story of the book, following which Florence Bond read portions of the Book. Edith's summery of the characters and story made it possible for us in this way to get a very comprehensive idea of story, and a slight idea of Mr. Gibbs style of writing.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Stella Moore Secretary,