Mail Tribune 100
Jan. 30, 1915
On Thursday, Jan. 28, the Medford W.C.T.U. (Woman's Christian Temperance Union) entertained Jackson County's organization in the M.E. church. The morning session was devoted to business. The superintendent for the different departments were appointed and Mrs. Grace Holmes elected as vice-president.
A night letter was sent to Representative Towne urging her to vote no on Bill 132; also a letter was sent to our congressman and senators in Washington, protesting against the amendment of the post office appropriation bill and any measure that would curtail the freedom of the press.
A committee was appointed to look up the bill before the House pertaining to the shipping of firearms to warring nations.
At noon, a good chicken dinner was served to the delegates and visitors. Fifty were present.
The afternoon session was called to order by the president, Mrs. Lydia Howell. After the devotional, the different unions told of the work they had done and they have had through the press and otherwise.
Christian Citizenship was ably handled by Attorney H. Canaday, who made the appeal to mothers to train their children for the right kind of citizens, and wherever they may be they will remember their mother's teaching. Mrs. A. Walker gave a reading, "Only 10 cents for a Glass, but is That All?"
Mr. Hawkins spoke on "After the Passing of the Poor Man's Club, Then What?" A very lively discussion followed. Miss Brena Roberts gave a piano solo, which was very beautiful.
Mrs. Grenby and Miss Bratney sang a duet.
Mr. F.W. Mears gave a talk on "Practical Politics," urging a world-wide, then nation-wide view, thereby we can adapt local conditions accordingly. Our conception of politics of something dirty, grafty, and unfit to speak of, whereas it is not, but is an investigation of what is for individuals, and practical politics is putting the results of that investigation into use, and as newly enfranchised citizens we should try to grasp this viewpoint and use it in a practical way. The Misses Myrtle and May Meadows sang a duet, which was enjoyed very much. Among the other out-of-town delegates were Mrs. P. Ashcroft, H.P. Holmes, Stone, Woods and Schobel of Ashland, Mrs. Vogell, Wolfemott and Snider of Talent, Mrs. Moore, Stancliffe, Peck, Barnum and Martin of Phoenix.