A Worthy Holyoke Journal

by Laurel | March 19th, 2013

19 March 1894

The True Light, published in Holyoke by Miss Angelina Worswick, ends with the March number its fourth year. That the True Light is appreciated is proved by the fact that it has been enlarged from an 8 to a 16 page paper and its circulation has greatly increased. Besides able contributors from the members of the local Woman’s Christian temperance union, whose interest it primarily endeavors to serve, original articles of much more than ordinary merit have been contributed by Mrs. Clemens Herschel, Mrs. C. W. Ranlet, Mrs. Kate Moynahan and others. It also published reports of work done, or meetings held by the co-workers of Willimansett and South Hadley Falls, and gives freely of its space to Christian and philanthropic work by whatsoever name it may be called. Miss Worswick is a good editor, and her success is largely due to the ability she possesses in this direction, usually so lacking in organs of a specialty. She has a sense of proportion and a skill of arrangement which are not common in those who have not been drilled in the routine of real newspaper work. In the March number of True Light are articles from Miss Vila M. Barton, Miss C. S. Biglow, and the regular correspondent, “R.H.”

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

[Note: Angelina Worswick seems to have been connected to the Whiting family as evidenced by this notice in The Republican on 06 Sept 1908: “Edward G. Whiting, his daughter, Miss Lavinia Whiting, and his son Philip Whiting, have returned from New York city, where they went to see Mrs. Whiting set sail for England on the Mauretania. She goes to be with her aunt, Mrs. H. L. Sherman, who is watching by the bedside of her sister, Miss Angelina Worswick, who is fast approaching the end of her earthly life.”  By November 3, 1908, there are published plans for a memorial service for Angelina who died in England “a few weeks ago” with many women scheduled to speak on her virtues as an editor, church member (St. Paul’s), clubwoman, children’s aid society,  and temperance union worker.]

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