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  French Women, on U.S. Tour, To Be Honored in Girardeau

To extend greetings to three French women, who arrived this afternoon for a two-day stay in Cape Girardeau while on a tour of  United States under sponsorship of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, an open house will be held tonight at State College Student Center.

President W.W. Parker, calling attention to the need of cementing international relations, issued an invitation to members of the community's clubs and other townspeople to attend.  It will be an informal affair, planned to permit an opportunity for Girardeans to get acquainted with the distinguished visitors.

The three, Madame Pale Douteau, Countess Patricia de Ferluc and Miss Jocelyn McDonald, who arrived this afternoon, will be guests at Arboreta, the country estate of Judge and Mrs. I. R. Kelso, whose daughter, Mrs. Ruth Kelso Renfrow, of Washington D.C., as an extension secretary of the foreign and territorial clubs for the General Federation of Women's Clubs, arranged the present tour.  Her purpose was to promote international understanding.

To Make Tour of City

This evening for dinner the three visitors and Judge and Mrs. Kelso will be guest of the executive committee of the Wednesday Club at the Alvarado.  At noon Friday the committee will entertain at a buffet luncheon at the home of President and Mrs. Walter W. Parker.

Tomorrow afternoon will be given over to a tour of historical points of interest about the city, and a 7 o'clock in the evening at the Alvarado there will be a dinner at which representatives of various women's organizations will be guests.

Local sponsor for entertainment is the Wednesday Club assisted by the follow organization an individuals:  Cape Girardeau Garden Club, River Hills Garden Club, Mrs. T.G. Harris, historion (sic), Missouri Federation of Garden Clubs, the Rose Society, Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Miss Hattie Eicholtz, chairman Missouri Central Pan American Scholarship Committee.

Source:  Mulkey Collection, Patty, 1857-1996.
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