United Daughters of the Confederacy hold meeting

The William P. Rogers Chapter 44, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Victoria met at the Power Home. President Ann Heinrich presided.

Members present are Kathleen Reimann, Janis Rollins, Marilyn Niesner, Judie Allen, Ann Heinrich, Tami Hurley, Barbara Smith, Susan Purcell, Patricia Williams, Ann Mozisek, Marilyn Logan, Jean Shores, Sharron Torrence, Bettye Pribyl and Mary Belle Meitzen. John Meitzen was a guest.

Historian Kathleen Reimann presented researched newspaper clippings from the Victoria Advocate, including "Lee and Jackson" from Jan. 21, 1914, "Confederate Daughters named in new book" from Oct. 27, 1988, and a photograph of Mrs. J.D. Cohen presenting a Daughters of Confederate Veterans book to Gertrude Field.

Susan Johns Purcell presented the research program "The Fate of the Georgia Mill Hands." About 400 women and children who were working in the cotton mills in Roswell, Ga., were arrested and charged with treason. They were sent north of the Ohio River where many died from starvation or exposure. The majority of their fate was unknown and a few returned to Georgia.

Refreshments were served by Bettye Pribyl, Sharron Torrance, Judie Allen and Barbara Smith.