By Cheryl MacDonald
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, lifelong crusader for the popularity of the family sciences (cooking, stitching, childcare and housekeeping) and an early proponent of domestic economics in Canada, used to be one in every of the unconventional new girl of the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. She helped flip the Canadian YWCA right into a nationwide association. She based the Women's Institute, assisted within the founding of the Victorian Order of Nurses and represented Canada on various foreign Councils of ladies, in addition to setting up the 1st university for the learning of household technological know-how academics in Canada and placing jointly the 1st Canadian family technological know-how textbook, popularly referred to as the Little purple Book.< p>
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At the convention, both Wilfrid Laurier and John Thompson had become patrons of the Council. Sanford expressed a wish to add his name to the list, but was called away on business before arrangements were finalized. Mrs. Papps telegrammed him to ask him whether he wished to be a Local Council patron or a National Council patron. Apparently, the senator was not aware that a donation of $100 was required to become a National Council patron, compared to $50 for the local organization. He wired back that the decision was in Mrs.
Or was it a more personal objection? The Local Council was becoming divided into a Hoodless and anti-Hoodless faction. Although Mrs. Holden's tenacious grasp on the presidency was a point scored against the Hoodless faction, Adelaide attempted to get the last word in— at least on paper: Mrs. 18 The address, which was printed in the Hamilton Spectator, also made pointed reference to the events of the meeting: You are called upon to-day to perform your first responsible duty — to elect your officers for the year....
Notably absent was Local Council president, Mary Rose Holden. Mrs. George P&pps presided in her place, and her first item of business was to read Mary Holden's letter of resignation. The letter was brief, and the reason for it was soon made clear. Mrs. Holden had signed a memo on prison reform on behalf of the Local Council and instructed Bertha Savage, the corresponding secretary to mail it. However, as Mrs. Papps "indignantly"9 pointed out, few of the Local Council members had heard the details of the issue, which had only-90-Feen discussed in Ottawa.
Adelaide Hoodless: Domestic Crusader by Cheryl MacDonald