The Caddo Herald
March 4, 1921
Club Celebrated Its 21st Anniversary
The Woman’s Club celebrated its twenty-first anniversary the 17th of February, with a reception complimenting the members of the Civic Club and Thursday Music Club, at the beautiful home of Mrs. S. W. Maytubby, decorated for the occasion.
Miss Maytubby presided over the guest book, and a splendid collection of birthday presents- books- were donated to the library.
The opening number in the program “The Juggler”, Mrs. Cossart at the piano, Miss Virgie Richie, violinist, was very remarkable, displaying rare talent and technique; as an encore they gave “The Souvenir”.
Mrs. Hogan, in a very able manner, gave a history of the Woman’s Club Library, extending an invitation to everyone in the town to avail themselves of the opportunities to read those books, and of her willingness to issue those books at any time.
“Schubert’s Serende” was given in a most artistic manner by Miss Maytubby; as an encore “Richninoff’s Prelude” in C Minor.
Mrs. Carraway gave a reading in her most charming way, that was enjoyed very much.
Mrs. Bilbo gave a history of the Club work of Oklahoma and Caddo, with the ease and fluency of one who knew and understood her subject, being the only active member at the time of organization that works with the Club at present. Mrs. J. B. Lyle was elected honorary member at the time of organization and is still with us.
The Woman’s Club history and Oklahoma history are closely interwoven. Due credit was given pioneer women workers who naturally longed for companionship in intellectual and spiritual uplift and rejoicing in smaller communities, where the need of all people so inclined, was felt, and needed public sentiment was not with them. Among the most efficient and capable pioneer workers, great credit was given to Mrs. Edward Walters. In fact, the benefits that have come to this town through the Club Women is largely due to her efforts; and our greatest pleasure would be having her visit the Woman’s Club here if her health would only permit. Mrs. Bilbo pointed to the future. How since the way had been paved to broader fields, it was due those pioneers that even greater things could be done- stressing the point that the Club Women co-operate in building a Tribute House to our soldiers who served in the late war from our precinct, using it as a community house or social center.
The younger members of the Club Woman’s Homes gave drills and pantomimes of Mother Goose stories which were enjoyed very much.
Misses McClure followed with piano numbers and readings that were appreciated very much.
After singing “Auld Lang Syne” all were invited to the dining room, which was beautifully decorated; in the center of the table was a large birthday cake with twenty-one candles burning brightly. Mrs. Clower and Mrs. Nail presided over his part of the club entertainment. The most alluring and attractive after all.
All present declared they had spent a most pleasant afternoon.