Woman's Monday Club
MISS KATE FRIEND
525 TERRACE ROW
Dear Mrs. Redmond
How does Cinderella feel since she
returned to the ashes of a hard word from the fairy ball? I do hope your
indisposition does not amount to real illness now.
This is just my word of appreciation
for your untiring, conscientious work for our Federation. I might have said
this at adjournment in Amarillo, but, somehow, I felt that you would
appreciate it more, when you were not in the whirl of the convention
I am sure the Federation could not
have a president who takes more seriously and earnestly, the srvice she is
rendering us.I want you to know that I am one who appreciates your earnest
consecration to this work.
Your true friend,
DEMOCRAT, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1914
Voice of the People
WOMEN AS SCHOOL TRUSTEES.
Editor Daily Democrat:
Corpus Christi is in the direct line
There is one step which will place
her in the front rank with cities working out great and interesting
The public school system of a city
is not a charitable institution, but it is the heart and chief interest of
that city, for in it is the best of the communitythe children.
Every question considered in
reference to a school is a social-economic one and should be treated as
We wish the best available persons
as trustees for our independent school districtthose who will dignify the
position and not belittle it.
We have had such men on our board of
trustees and we now have members who not only elevate the position to one of
dignity and honor, but who also show fine administrative capacity.
Our city schools are worthy the
united support of our citizens, both in the administering and teaching
Now for the step forward: I
recommend to the voters of the district the placing of two efficient women
on the board of school trustees.
In doing this I believe it will be a
force for power and good to our schools and our community interest in
IDA DURAND REDMOND
Chairman of Education for Fifth District of
Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.
MRS. J. B. PONDROM
MRS. W. W. JONES
MRS. WM. GERHARDT
MRS. L. D. GARRISON
MRS. G. R.
MRS. HENRY REDMOND
MRS. GORDON BOONE
MRS. SAM RANKIN
Woman’s Monday Club
MRS. FRANK A. TOMPKINS, PRESIDENT
MRS. E. L. BERNARD, RECORDING SECRETARY
MRS. C. C. STONE, TREASURER
MRS. W. B. HOPKINS, CORRESPONSING SECRETARY
To the Club Women of Texas:
Through the solicitation of many of
the prominent club women of Texas, Mrs. Henry Redmond has consented to
permit her name to go before the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs as a
candidate for office of president.
The Woman’s Monday Club of Corpus
Christi heartily endorses Mrs. Redmond’s candidacy.
For many years Mrs. Redmond has been
identified with educational work, and as president of the Woman’s Monday
Club, she was recognized as a leader in club circles of Corpus Christi; as
district chairman of education, her influence was felt in every club in the
Fifth district; as state chairman of education, she gave the outstanding
report of the nation. Her capable, efficient service has stamped her a the
woman who can conscientiously accept the great responsibilities of state
Our interest in Mrs. Redmond is
based not only on our knowledge of her worth as a club-woman, but on our
own personal appreciation for her as a woman of rare mentality, scholarly
attainments and marked executive ability.
With great pleasure we make this
announcement, and we confidently anticipate your endorsement of her as our
next State Federation President.
Club Campaign Committee,
Mrs. W. B.
Hopkins Mrs. Wm.
Rankin Mrs. A. M.
Mrs. J. W.
Sykes Miss Edna
Mrs. G. R.
Scott Mrs. Gordon
Mrs. T. A.
Anderson Mrs. J. B.
Mrs. F. A. Tompkins
Also endorsed by:
Club, Mrs. C. E. Coleman,
Arts and Crafts
Club, Mrs. W. W. Downing, President
Club, Mrs. Gladys Baker, President
Club, Mrs. Forrest Babcock,
City Federation of
Women, Mrs. G. R. Scott, President
TEXAS FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS
MRS. HENRY REDMOND
601 N. BROADWAY
January 24, 1924
Dear Mme. President:
You will recall that
when Cardinal Mercier came to this country directly after the Armistice, he
seemed to all of us an heroic figure who had stood steadfast for right,
justice, and civilization in the midst of outrage, injustice and
barbarism. When we asked him eagerly what we could do for him he sadly
replied that he did not know how Belgium could ever replace her main source
of enlightenment and civilization the famous Library at Louvain.
Cardinal Gibbons, and Chief Justice White were all members of the committee
which then assured him that the United States would replace the library, and
make it a memorial in Belgium to 50,000 of our bravest who made the supreme
sacrifice in the Great War. We women volunteered to contribute our share
toward completing this enterprise.
It is incomplete! Only
one wing is standing, stark and silent among its scaffolding, and all
building activities have ceased. Shall we let it go at that?
Won’t you bring this
matter before your club, and ask them to give some gift, however small,
from every member of your club, because this is an opportunity for the
entire womanhood of America to express in permanent form the hope that peace
may reign among the nations of the world forevermore. It is the aggregate
of a great many small gifts that will make the Library at Louvain truly
America’s symbol of the brotherhood of man.
Ida Durand Redmond