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Frances Williard Memorial

Nashville Globe
22 Feb 1907

The women of the colored W.C.T.U. met in Howard Congregational Church Sunday afternoon to rejoice over the Segregation Bill, which removes saloons from the vicinity of our two universities dear to our hear, Fisk & Walden. Now it will be a delight to live in the suburbs, as the saloon nuisance will be removed.

Mrs. C.H. Phillips gave an address on The Life and Influence of Frances Williard, also a glimpse of “Rest Cottage” built by Miss Williard. Impassioned speeches were made in the discussion, which followed by Miss Nannie Perkins, who took the ground that the bitter taste alone of beer makes it replsive to children and they would never drink it if their parents did not encourage it by example. She owes her abhorrence to all such habits from the example and training of her sainted mother.

Mrs. Sawyers spoke of her love for the work and her intention of sticking to the W.C.T.U. Mrs. Clark and others spoke on the coming W.C.T.U. convention to Nashville.

After Rev. Mr. Bond’s instructive remarks on the temperance legislation, Mrs. John Work said that the recent great crime was fostered by the drink habit. She then sang feelingly, “We’ll overcome some day.” Mrs. Phillips; Chairman of the Committee on Homes for the Convention, calls a mass meeting the third Sunday in March. The Sarah J. Early section will discuss the “cigarette habit.”

Signed by the Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. D.W. Crutcher.

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