Mail Tribune 100
Sept. 23, 1914
The Women's Christian Temperance Union County Convention was held at Eagle Point Sept. 16. It was well attended considering the weather. There were about 30 delegates from different auxiliaries at the convention. Those coming from Ashland, Talent and Phoenix were delayed by the rain, but after partaking of the hot lunch that was waited to be served to them, they were soon ready for business.
Devotional exercises were first on the program. Then the roll call and the election of officers and the reports of different unions, which was very encouraging for the dry campaign. What the issue will be no one can tell, but in God we trust.
The afternoon was practically all taken up with business with only a few side issues. The school children came in, and were entertained by Miss Smith with some of her never to be forgotten comic campaign songs, and Mrs. McDonald gave the children one of James Whitcom Riley's readings for elocution. An hour was spent in exchanging thoughts and discussing the different problems that were up before us after which adjournment was taken for dinner.
The evening meeting opened at 8 o'clock called to order by our county superintendent Mrs. Howell. Devotional exercises followed.
Campaign hymns sung by the choir, prayer by the Rev. Mr. Simmons.
Miss Smith was again called for and responded with a comic song. Then she sang "My Mother's White Ribbon," which was very pathetic, winding up with Little Freddy and a comic song which brought down the house.
Mrs. McDonald was called for and responded by giving us one more of her readings, "The Judge at the Bar," which was listened to with rapt attention. Her effort was much appreciated by the ladies of the Union. The Rev. Mrs. MacCullough gave an address citing many things that should be kept in mind, and inspired enthusiasm for the work in hand.
Last but not least, I wish to extend the president of our union Mrs. Minnie Bryant our most heartfelt thanks for her untiring efforts and hard work she so generously contributed which made it possible for our White Ribbon convention to be such a grand success.
Eagle Point W.C.T.U.