War History Commission News Letter, August 1919
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Personal Message From the Chairman to the Local Committees
It is hoped that every local member will read at least this personal message for it touches a matter of vital importance to our work.
It is evident to each one of us that there must be on plan of work adopted throughout the local branches of the Virginia War History Commission. We must have uniformity in organization and to this end the Executive Committee, after careful consideration, has modified the suggestion for the organization of local branches, both in order to avoid confusion and also in order to meet the view expressed by local members.
Each local branch is, therefore, urged to shape it organization under the exact ten divisions given below, as these cover the ten of the fifteen sections of the history that need local data. Each local branch is at liberty to add any further committees desired in order to treat special topics of local interest, the only rigid requirement being that a collaborator-chairman be appointed for each of the ten topics named. The Executive Committee thinks that this collaborator-chairman should be appointed with the power to name assistants for his work.
It is obvious that under this plan a report of the local committee under each of the ten topic will go directly to the chairman of the proper section, and thus there will be perfect unity in the work, and, on the other hand, the special topics of local interest will be referred to Colonel Keiley, chairman of the local branches, for use in his special section of the History. ARTHUR KYLE DAVIS, Chairman
PLAN OF ORGANIZATION FOR LOCAL BRANCHES
THREE LOCAL MEMBERS. 1. CHAIRMAN 2. SECRETARY 3. TREASURER
Topic 1 (under Section I)--Virginians of Distinguished Service (a) Men in Service (b) Civilians Local Collaborator-Chairman
Topic 2 (under Section II) --Pre-War Conditions and Activities (a) Editorials (b)Statistics Local Collaborator-Chairman
Topic 3 (under Section III) (a)Service Flags (b)Services Local Collaborator-Chairman
Topic 4 (under-Section IV)--Virginia Schools and Colleges in the War (a) Schools (b) College Students Local Collaborator-Chairman
Topic 5 (under Section VI)--Men in Service (a) Volunteers (b) Drafted Men Local Collaborator-Chairman
Topic 6 (under Section VIII)--Economic Conditions in WarTime (a) Financial (b) Economic Local Collaborator-Chairman
Topic 7 (Under Section XII)--The Red Cross in Virginia (a) Statistics (b) History Local Collaborator-Chairman
Topic 8 (under Section XIII)--War Work and Relief Organizations (a) United War Work (b) Local Associations Local Collaborator-Chairman
Topic 9 (under Section XIV)--War Letters, Diaries, and Incidents (a) Original Contributions (b) Clippings Local Collaborator-Chairman
Topic 10 (under Section XV)--Post-War Conditions and Activities (a) Editorials (b Statistics Local Collaborator-Chairman
AMBASSADOR PAGE'S ADDRESS On the evening of Tuesday, July 22nd, the Virginia War History Commission held its second quarterly meeting. An hour or more was devoted to a business session of the Commission and then the Honorable Thomas Nelson Page, L.L.D., United States Ambassador to Italy and famous Virginian, gave an intimate, heart-to-heart talk to his firends who had com in great numbers to welcome him. In the Richmond News Leader of the next afternoon, Dr. Douglas Freeman, the editor, and, like Mr. Page, a chairman of one of the sections of Virgin's War History, had the following to say: "Thomas Nelson Page, typical representative of American diplomacy, show last evening that sympathy is the one road to diplomatic understanding, and justice the one guarantee of peace. "To the hundred who crowded the suffocating hall of the house of delegates Mr. Page did not speak as the American ambassador to Italy giving an account of his mission. He spoke rather as a Virginian to his home folks, but the manner of his speech is the manner of his diplomacy, in the distinction between our ideals and those of some of the other great powers is fully set forth. "Mr. Page went to Italy without experience in professional diplomacy, but with those graces and and sensibilities that made it easy for him to adjust himself to conditions in Rome. that he won the confidence and admiration of Rome is attested by the [page folded words could not be read].....that marked his departure, even at a time when the United States and Italy were not accord upon an important question. That Mr. Page performed a genuine patriotic service in Italy is not so well known. Through his efforts more largely, perhaps, than through those of any other single man, the sympathy of American for the magnificent fight of Italy found its way through all the cold channels of official life to the heart of the Italian people. By that sympathy, Italy was inspired to a continuance of her efforts. As Mr. Page's residence in Rome was longer than that of any ambassador of the United States and longer that that of any minister except George P. Marsh, so his influence has been greater. To him is was given not only to see, but to serve. "From the home-life of old Hanover during the war between the States, with all its poverty, all its anxiety and and all its faith there is but a step to the home-life of those brave Italian women whom Mr. Page described last evening as bringing their 17-year-old sons to be enrolled for the army. From Gettysburg Caporetto is in history but the turning of a page. Italy had her 'Red Rocks' as surely as Virginia. On her fields fell many a youth with the heart of Marse Chan. Across her plains and over her James and her Rapidan moved many a trooper in an olive uniform that is close akin to our gray. It was fitting that one who immortalized the South in its struggle should have seen, through understanding eyes, a like struggle in Italy. And as Mr. Page still has the vigor of a youth no long gone, Virginia hopes he may strengthen still more the ties that united America and Italy by telling in his inimitable English of a Southern army that never came to Appomattox.
SECOND QUARTERLY MEETING
The Second Quarterly Meeting of the Virginia War History Commission convened in the hall of the House of Delegates on the evening of July 22nd. Present: Arthur Kyle Davis, Chairman, and members of the Commission as follows: Dr. Thomas Nelson Page, Rabbi E. N. Calisch, Judge Robert R. Prentis, General Jo Lane Stern, Dr. H. J. Eckenrode, Colonel Charles R. Keiley, Dr. Douglas Freeman, Dr. J.P. McConnell, Dr. H. R. McIllwaine; Associate members: Mr. James Branch Cabell, President Henry Louis Smith, Mr. Alfred B. Williams, Rt. Rev. Beverly D. Tucker, Dr. Sparks W. Melton, Colonel Jennings C. Wise, Mr. R. B. Tunstall, Major Allen Potts, Hon. L. H. Machen, Hon. Rosewell Page. Local members: Mrs. G.P. Parker, Bedford; Rev. C.W. Barrell, Buckingham; W.S. Morton, Charlotte; Mrs. George K. Vancerslice, Mrs. W.W. Richardson, Miss Bessie Fitchett, Elizabeth City; Rev. Wm. B. Lee, Gloucester; Mrs. Bradly S.Johnson, Mrs. L.R. Barras, Goochland; A. W. Bohannan, Surry; Mrs. W.S. Copeland, Mrs. Parker, Newport News; Dr. W.F. Drewry, Petersberg; Dr. C.R. Robins, Willis C. Pulliam, Richmond; Mrs. Arthur Woolfolk, Suffolk; Mrs. Frntz Naylor, Norfolf, and Mr. Joh H. Lewis, Lynchburg. Mr. Davis, the chairman, made a brief welcoming address in which he expressed his appreciation of the work being accomplished by the commission and stated that the other State Commissions ere looking to the Virginia Commission for consultation and advice in the outlining and organization of their work, some of them going so far as to request that representatives from the Virginia Commission meet in Conference with them on this subject. Mr. Davis closed his informal address with the story of "The Adventure of the Missing Fortnight," as showing the value of minor chronicles. Reading of the minutes of previous meeting was omitted and roll was called by Mr. Keiley, the Secretary, showing representatives present from four cities and thirteen counties beside the twenty-one associate members present. Mr. Davis then reported the first completed work to be sent in as follows: Complete History of the Eightieth Division, and History of Camp Lee. he also reported as having in hand a file of clippings on Camps and Cantonment and made the statement that all Camps and Cantoments in the State were preparing such a history as that compiled by the historians of Camp Lee. In connection with the Camp Lee History the names of General Omar Bundy, Major Graves, Captain Kerr and Colonel Atkinson were specially mentioned as rendering gret assistance in the work. Mr. Davis spoke of the Half-hour Section meetings which were held during the day of the twenty-second, beginning at ten o'clock and continuing until five in the afternoon, and made particular mention of the section on "Draft Law and Virginia Organizations," of which General Jo Lane Stern is chairman, which meeting assumed such proportions as to necessitate adjournment to the State Corporation Court Room as the office of the Secretary was too small to contain the members of the section present. General Stern then came forward and read parts of several questionnaires selected from about one hundred that been sent in. The first one read gave the information desired and the others in contrast, illustrated how imperfectly numbers of these questionnaires will be filled out unless necessary aid and instructions are rendered by the committees having this in hand. General Stern mad an appeal for immediate action in securing this information, while events and impressions are fresh in the mind of the soldier. Dr. Sparks W. Melton was asked to express his opinion of the effect of the District Meeting held in Norfolk sometime ago by Col. Keiley, Dr. Melton stated that he was absent from Norfolk at the time and he would ask Mrs. Naylor to report on this subject. Mrs. Naylor replied briefly, stating that five counties were represented at the Norfolk meeting, that they, (representatives of the various local commissions) drank thirstily from the fountain of wisdom (Col. Keiley), and felt much refreshed and enthuse as a consequence of this meeting. She, therefore, expressed the opinion that District Meetings would be very helpful to the work. Mr. Davis then asked Col Keiley to state how many of these meeting he would hold this fall the Secretary replied that he expected to had a meeting in each district by the latter part of September, beginning in Petersburg. possibly, and winding up in Danville. Mr. Keiley corrected Mrs. Naylor in one point, stating that instead of five counties being represented in Norfolk, there were eleven counties and four cities represented, thereby proving that he had quite as many representatives at the District meeting as at the Quarterly meeting, meaning local members, of course. At this point, Dr. Douglas Freeman introduced the speaker of the evening--Dr. Thomas Nelson Page, Ambassador to Italy, returned recently. Dr. page made an address which will be long remembered by those fortunate enough to hear him, speaking of Virginia and Virginians as only a Virginian could speak, showing the similarity between the aims and ideals
MINUTES OF SECTION MEETING These Section meetings began at ten o'clock in the office of the Commission Secretary. The first section to meet was that on "War Letters, Diaries and Incidents," with Dr. McIlwaine, chairman, present. Mr. Davis and one of his assistant editors, Mr. Cabell met with each section. Mr. Davis brought forward three points for discussion, biz: Clippings from County Papers; possible transfer from this committee to that of "Virginians of Distinguished Service" of Hon. Roswell Page, and the subject of Appropriation. 1. Mr. Davis stated that clippings from local papers should not be left exclusively in the hands of county commissioners but that papers should be solicited from each county and same sent by local editors direct to Dr. McIlwaine at the the State Library. Dr. McIlwaine, agreeing readily with this suggestion, stated he would send a letter to the editors of the county making this request. 2. Dr. McIlwaine stated that he had not been successful in obtaining many volunteers to help carry on his work and that Mr. Machen had done about all the work on War Letters which it would be possible for him to perform, and, in view of these facts he would need an appropriation of at leas $72.00 per month as salary of some competent person to assist him. Mr. Davis consented to request this appropriation from the legislature. Dr. McIlwaine said he would be ready for his assistant about September or October. Dr. McIlwaine reported files of clippings practically complete from Richmond papers from Feb. 17, 1919, and handed in a partial file of clippings on "Camps and Cantonments" to be turned over to Dr. Eckenrode, chairman of this section. Mr. Davis suggested that a circular letter be sent to all Virginia editors, asking that a department of "War Letters" be introduced in each local paper and Dr. McIlwaine stated he would act upon the suggestion. Dr. McIlwaine submitted a tentative outline of the arrangement of his section in the history, which was enthusiastically approved by the general editors. The section on "Pre-War Activities" convened at eleven o'clock with Dr. Calisch, chairman, Mr. Williams and Dr. Smith, associates, present. This committee discussed primarily the question of the proper class of persons to entrust with filling out their questionnaires, and the means of getting the questionnaires in the hands of these parties. Dr. Smith suggested that Teachers, Preachers, Editors, and Prominent Business Men be selected from each county for this work, it being his idea that each class of men would see conditions from a different angle. It was reported that questionnaires had already been sent out by the commission office to the chairman of each local commission of distribution among the editors throughout the county, together with a letter to the Editor from Mr. Keiley, the Secretary. Since only a short time had elapsed since these questionnaires went out, it was decided to wait a week or more and if returns were not coming in satisfactorily by that time to send questionnaires and letters personally to each individual selected from the various counties, direct from Mr. Keiley's office. Mr. Williams stated it might be possible for him to arrange to spend two weeks in the Richmond office at some future time, sending out "follow-up" letters. Dr. Anderson, being a member of the section on "Post-War Conditions and Activities" was asked to meet with Dr. Calisch's committee as the activities of the two sections must needs be much alike. Mr. Anderson stated that much of the work of his section depended upon Mr. Bryan and, since he would be out of the city until fall, the work of this section would be delayed. It was decided that, similar as the work of the tow sections is, it would be best for each committee to work independently of the other. Mr. Davis asked each section to define its scope. Dr. Calisch replied that his committee understood the scope of the Pre-War section to include the time prior to 1914 and from 1914 to April 6, 1917. Dr. Anderson understood his section to include the time from the signing of the Armistice down to sch time as the final report shall be made. Dr. Anderson red a tentative outline of the subjects to be treated under his section and promised that a copy of this outline should be sent to the office within the next few days. It was suggested that a history of the Virginia Volunteers or military activities before 1917 be added to the section on Pre-War Conditions and Activities. This committee was told that the machinery of the Richmond office was at its disposal at any time providing short notice that effect was given beforehand. Bishop Denny, chairman of section on "Virginia Churches in War Time," reported his questionnaires printed and sent out. Mr. Davis suggested to him that distate [dictate] a letter to be sent to all pastors in Virginia, getting their names and locations from the various sources available to him. this, he agree to stating that he would be at the Richmond office Tuesday, the 29th, for this purpose. He stated, however, that there were numbers of congregations throughout the State without pastors and he had no means of reaching them. Mr. Davis suggested that, as Mr. Moore was out of the city so frequently, it would be well to select a substitute to act for him in his absence and ti was also suggested that Bishop Denny select some one to act for him in his enforced absences. The Bishop readily agreed to these suggestions. It was decided to send questionnaires direct from the office to the churches as well as through the local commission. The section on "War Work and Relief Organizations" was represented by Mr. Stanard, taking the place of Mrs. Stanard, the chairman; Father Hannigan, representing the Negro Collaborators; Mr. Pleasants, representing the Y.M.C.A., Mr. Stearns representing the War Camp Community Service; Mrs. Cox, representing the Colonial Dames of Virginia; Mrs. Kern, representing leagues for Women's Service; Mrs. Munford, representing Community Leagues. The question of selecting special representatives from other women's organizations was discussed and it was decided to ask Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett to represent the D.A.R. and Mrs William Cabell Flournoy, Cheriton, Va., the U.D. C. Mrs. Munford requested that "Civic" Leagues be changed in name to "Community" Leagues since this was was the local designation, and the change was authorized. Mrs. Munford stated that she had received 54 reports from Community Leagues and she read a very interesting consolidated report covering this work. Upon being asked his relation to the War Camp Community Service, Mr. Stearns stated that he was special representative at headquarters and that Mr.T.W. Garvin was District representative. Mr. Stearns suggested that Mr. Garvin would be the proper collaborator for the history work, but Mr. Davis objected to any such change being made, and Mr. Stearns promised to submit an outline of his proposed work within a week. Mrs. Cox read a very full and remarkable report of the work of the Colonial Dames. Mrs. Kern stated that fifteen or sixteen chapters of Leagues for Women's Service had reported, including Godmother's League and the Women's Auxiliary of War Camp Activities. It was decided that "The Colonial Dames," "D. A. R." "U. D. C.," and "1812" should not come under the section in charge of Mrs. Egbert Leigh, but as separate sections. Mr. Cabell suggested that men's patriotic organizations, such as "Sons of the American Revolution," etc., should be included in Mrs. Stanard's section and it was suggested that a letter to this effect be sent Mrs. Stanard. Mrs. Kern promised to furnish the office with a copy of the list of the various women's organizations. Mr. Pleasants state that the questionnaires for the Y. M. C. A. work would be ready to go out Thursday, the 31st. Father Hannigan reported but little work accomplished in his field yet, but said he would get down at once to securing results and would see that questionnaires were sent to the Negroes, leaving the work largely in their hands under his supervision. Father Hannigan also agreed to meet with Bishop Denny in mr. Keiley's office Tuesday, the 29th. Judge Prentis, chairman of the section on "Political Contributions of Virginia," reported his work not progressing as rapidly as he would wish. He stated that Mr. Lindsay Rogers had agreed to do the greater part of the work and that he himself had written letters to various public men conversant with the subject in question and had from them their assurance of assistance, but as yet the promised help was all that had been received. At Mr. Davis' request, Judge Prentis agreed to send to the office a list of the individuals assisting him and the specific work they had agreed to do. Judge Prentis further stated that it would be impossible for him to do more than criticize and direct the work of others. Mr. Davis assured Judge Prentis that he would attempt to get a small appropriation for carrying on this work, if no more than $100.00. Mr. Robert Baylor Turnstall, representing the "Chesapeake Bay Area in War-Time," and Dr. Douglas Freeman, chairmen on the section on "Virginia Soldiers and Sailors Overseas," met with general editors at the same time and together discussed, primarily, the length of their respective manuscripts. Both of these gentlemen hold that good taste and judgment require that their narratives be told in chapters and not in volumes. That a brief, comprehensive story and not an extensive treatment is their idea of the proper method to cover these sections. Mr. Davis did not agree with this view and nothing definite was decided in the case in question. Colonel Keiley reported for Hon. Harry St. George Tucker, chairman of the section on "Economic Conditions in War-Time," that two questionnaires, one on Manufacturies and the other on Food Production, had been prepared and sent out. Dr. J. P. McConnell, chairman of the section on "The Red Cross in Virginia," made his report the day following the one on which other section meetings were held, and stated that the Red Cross questionnaire had been prepared and sent out and that he, personally, would attend to the proper notification of Red Cross Secretar'es throughout the State. Chairman General Jo Lane Stern, chairman of the section on "Draft Law and Virginia Organizations," reported to the chairman as follows: As I have heretofore state in the Commission, it is my expectation to write out personally the part of the statement referring to the mobilization of the Virginia Volunteers, now to be called the "National Guard," for service on the Mexican border in June, 1916; for the purpose of showing that this call was of great benefit to the country, and the military throughout the States, because it was then found how very short the general Government was in necessary equipment, and steps were then taken to provide this equipment which afterwards was used in the war with Germany. From the time the call for Mexican Border service was issued, all of the military units began to recruit and the result was that when, a year later, the troops were called for foreign service, all of the organizations had been considerably increased. A part of the previous history of the organizations called into the war with Germany will be given in order to show that many of the organizations have had long existence; quite a number of them in the Confederate War and some of them going back to the war of 1812, Mexican War, etc. The officers present will take up their part of the history after I have stated the names of the organizations as they existed in Virginia at the time of the call of the President, and they will write the histories of these organizations from the time they reached their respective camps. Col. W. J. Perry, who commanded the First Regiment of Infantry and who went into camp with his regiment at Camp McClellan, Anniston, Ala., and whose regiment together with the Second Regiment under Col. R. F. Leedy and the Fourth Regiment under Col. E. E. Goodwyn, were consolidated, making the 116th Regiment, will write the history of his command up to the time of his discharge. Col. R. F. Leedy will write the history of his regiment, the Second Infantry, until he was discharged. Col. E. E. Goodwyn, of the Fourth Infantry, will write the history of his regiment up to the time he was detached from it at Camp McClellan and assigned as Colonel commanding the Headquarters Trains of the Twenty-ninth Division, which command he retained, serving in France and returning with the command and receiving his discharge at Camp Meade, Md., some sixty days since. Col. T. M. Wortham, who commanded the First Battalion Virginia Field Artillery, afterwards the First Regiment Virginia Field Artillery, will write the history of that regiment which was changed into the 111th U. S. Field Artillery and was also in camp as part of the 29th Division at Camp McClellan. Taking these officers in the order in which they are seated in this room, Lieut. Col. J. C. Wise, who is an associate member of the Commission and who was for a long time connected with the Virginia Volunteers, as Adjutant of the First Battalion of Field Artillery, subsequently commandant of cadets at V. M. I., having also been a Lieutenant of Infantry in the regular army, and in this war was Major in command of the Machine Gun Battalion of the 318th Infantry of the 80th Division, which served in a number of battles in France he having been wounded and gassed on the battlefield, and who is one of the Division historians, appointed by the Major-General commanding, will write the history of the 80th Division, which was composed of one Brigade consisting of the 317th and 218th Regiments of Infantry, a very large percentage of whom were Virginians. Major Hierome L. Opie, who went into the service as Captain in the First Infantry, was promoted to Major at Camp McClellan, and commanded a Battalion of the 116th Infantry in several of the battles in France, was severely wounded and received several medals and crosses of honor, will write the history of his Battalion. Major A. F. Finch, who was surgeon with the rank of Major, of the Second Virginia Infantry, and who was detached and assigned to the 110th Field Artillery and served in France, on the field and in hospitals, will write concerning his experiences as a medical man and surgeon. Major Marshall M. Milton, who was Captain of the 5th Company of Coast Artillery, organized at Roanoke, and who, with his company and several others from Virginia were transferred to the 60th Heavy Artillery, and participated in several fights in France, will write an account of the action of that command. Captain C. C. Walton, who organized the Ninth Company of Coast Artillery, at Richmond, and who served at Fort Monroe in the Staff Department, and who was afterwards assigned to the Adjutant General's Department, will write his account of the activities that came within his observation. Major Mate F. James, who went into service as Captain, commanding Troop B of the Squadron of Cavalry (formerly the Richmond Light Infantry Blue Battalion) and who was promoted to be Major of the Horse Section of the 104th Ammunition Train, 29th Division, who served in Franc with his command after having served for several months at Camp McClellan, will write the history of that organization. Captain Greenlee D. Letcher, who ormed [armed] and commanded the Rockbridge Artillery, known as Battery F, First Virginia Field Artillery, changed into the 111th U. S. Field Artillery, and who served through the war with that command, will write its history. Major John P. Leary, who was on duty at the office of the Adjutant General as U. S. Disbursing Officer will write the history of operations under the Selective Service Law. Captain John F. Bethune, commanding the Colonial Rifles of Falls Church one of the most efficient companies of Virginia Volunteers which has tendered its services to the State for home service, will write an account of the activities of the 31 companies which composed the Virginia Volunteers formed "for the emergency." General C. C. Vaughan, Jr., who commanded the Virginia Brigade of Infantry of the First, Second and Fourth Regiments, and who was in command of the Brigade at Camp McClellan, and who is unavoidably absent today, will write a history of his brigade up to the time he was discharged upon a surgeon's certificate of disability at Camp McClellan. Several other contributing members who cannot be present today will write concerning the several units to which they respectively belonged, and will also endeavor to secure an accurate roster of all the men who served under them. All of these officers will furnish such information as they can, to assist the Commission in writing the complete history of the activities of the Virginia soldiers both in Europe and in this country. Lieutenant-Colonel John A. Cutchins who left home as Captain commanding Troop D, First Virginia Cavalry, and who served first on the Mexican border, then as assistant Camp Adjutant at the training camp near Watertown, N. Y., and who has recently returned from Europe, is prepared to make most interesting statements of the activities, not only of the 29th Division, he being on detached duty at Division Headquarters, but will give an account of the activities and operations of a very large part of the American Army in France, he having had a extraordinary opportunities as a staff officer. Colonel Cutchins remained until very recently in Europe as the American member of a Commission to adjust very important questions between the Allies and Germany. That part of the War History which Colonel Cutchins can and will prepare will be one of the most interesting chapters in our book. WOMEN'S WAR WORK IN VIRGINIA It will probably surprise most people in Virginia and possibly a large majority of those in Richmond to learn that there were more than forty women's organizations doing war work in Richmond. The collection of all records of women's activities during the war had been entrusted to the Women's Section of the Virginia Council of Defense before the Honorable Westmoreland Davis, Governor of Virginia, named a War History Commission and in several cities of the Commonwealth and some of the counties, preparations to collect this material were made last December. Mrs. G. T. W. Kern, Associate Director of the Woman's Section of the Council, has just made a preliminary report for Richmond and has filed with the commission a number of most interesting papers. From some of the following organizations additional information will be received but the reports already filed indicate an usual degree of unselfish, intelligent effort. The organizations reporting are: National League for Women's Service, Colonial Dames of America, Woman's Auxiliary to Howitzers Association, Dorothea Payne Madison Chapter, N. S. U. S. D. of 1812, Red Cross Nurses' Survey, War Relief Association of Virginia, Richmond Section Council of Jewish Women, Fatherless Children of France, Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Women's Munition Reserve, Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross, Virginia Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Women's Club of Richmond, The Women's Land Army of America, James River Garden Club, Agricultural Department of the League of Women's Service, Food Administration Women's Co-operative Association, Equal Suffrage League of Richmond, War Activities of the Richmond Public Schools, Social Workers of Nurses' Settlement in War Time, Capital City Division Virginia Branch National League for Women's Service, Beth Ahabah Auxiliary, Musician's Club of Richmond, National Civic Federation, "As You Like It" Auxiliary American Red Cross, Ginter Park Women's Club, Women's Club of Barton Heights, Highland Park Women's Club. In addition to the organizations reporting there are thirteen others from which reports are expected in the very near future. These organizations are: Liberty Loans, United War Work, War Savings Stamps, Godmothers' League, Women's Auxiliary W. C. C. S., Anti-Suffrage League, American Library Association, Red Cross Canteen and Motor Service, Housewives League, Mother's Club and Parent Teachers' Association, Daughters of American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Camp Fire Girls.