BOX VII. 13 – Newspaper career - speeches and
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Pamphlet and selected newspaper articles.
1. “Recipient of Medal, Speakers at National Tuberculosis Parley…Mrs.
Elizabeth M. Gilmer (Dorothy Dix) told the delegates that she feared she
was not equipped to speak to lung specialists since she is a ‘heart
doctor.’ She explained that the only microbes with which she is actuated
are the ‘love microbes’ and the kissing bugs.” The Times-Picayune,
Thursday, April 23, 1936.
2. “Dorothy Dix – Georgia is delightfully honored…distinguished
journalist …University in Athens…delivered the opening address at the
1935 State Press Institute,”1935, ns.
3. “What Women Like Best To Read In The Newspapers.” Address by Dix at
the American Society of Newspaper Editors at their annual meeting in
Washington, April 21st, 1939, (five page document).
4. “NEWSPAPER WOMEN MEET. Very Practical Convocation is Held at the
Exposition. The Southern Writers Discuss Their Platform Work. Welcomed
by Mrs. Kirkman. Entertained at Lunch by The Department.” Drawing of
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gilmer with the text, “A bright Tennessean now on the
staff of the New Orleans Picayune.” Mrs. Gilmer delivered a presentation
on “The Southern Woman in Newspaper Work,” saying that it is not good
for men to publish a paper alone, the work and the salaries should be
divided among them in “every newspaper office in Dixie.” [New Orleans
State, date is before 1901 while Dix worked for the Picayune]
5. About the speech Dix presented at the National Press Club in
Washington under the auspices of the American Society of Newspaper
Editors. “Dorothy Dix, grown old and mellow and still sweet and winsome,
still waggish and wise, dominated the girl show. As she read a paper
about her singular job she was surely a honey…All of us wanted to kiss
her, not alone because she had performed so well, but because she was so
pretty , but unlucky President William Allen White rapped for order at
the wrong moment and the next item on the crowded program. That’s why we
boys never get around to kissing Dorothy. She left the hall in high glee
before anyone caught her, but we sensed nevertheless that in her heart
of hearts she felt that she hadn’t missed much,” ns., nd.
6. “Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gilmer (Dorothy Dix), of the Picayune, made one of
the brightest and happiest speeches of the evening, in response to the
toast, ‘Our Country’. Mrs. Gilmer said: ‘As a Tennessean by birth and a
Louisiania by choice I feel it doubly my privilege to be present on this
occasion… ‘Ladies’ said Mrs Gilmer in conclusion. ‘I give you ‘Our
Country’ – It is moving on. She comes! She comes!” ns.,nd.
7. “A. OF C. COUNCIL HEARS ADDRESS BY DOROTHY DIX – Writer of Advice
Features Reads Extracts from Daily Mail.” Roanoke Times & World-News
[ca.3-19-59] (photo copy).
8. “Dorothy Dix Talks on Patriotism.” The Times-Picayune New Orleans
States, January 10, 1943.
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