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"The Little Boy Book," among others, and has written a book of sonnets and other poems.
WHITTEN, MARY STREET
Mrs. Whitten is a writer of juvenile literature. She is a sister of Julian Street, the author.
Miss Widdemer is a contributor of short stories and poems to the current magazines. She is now devoting herself largely to novel writing. This year she is bringing out three books, two novels and a volume of poetry, entitled "The Factory."
WIGGIN, MRS. KATE DOUGLAS
Mrs. Wiggin's great success as an author dates from the publication of "The Bird's Christmas Carol," which has long become a classic. Other books are "The Story of Patsy,' "Timothy's Quest," etc. Her early experience as a public school teacher has enabled her to write many popular books for boys and girls in addition to her other productions.
WILCOX, ELLA WHEELER
Mrs. Wilcox is primarily a poet whose work appeals to an immense number of readers. A great deal of her verse appears in the daily newspapers so that she is doubtless more widely read than any other American poet. Mrs. Wilcox is also a writer of short stories, etc.
WILEY, DR. HARVEY W.
When he was the pure food expert for the government Dr. Wiley discovered a few things about the methods of the
conscienceless manufacturers of food products that led him to prosecute them so relentlessly that they have been forced to stop poisoning the people for profit. Our present pure food laws are directly the result of his efforts to save the digestion of the American public.
A scholar of rare attainments, Mr. Wilson has disproved that ancient theory that a scholar is never a statesman. By his admirable handling of the nation's affairs in the crisis arising from the European War, he is proving himself to be a maker as well as a writer of history.
Louis Wisa is an illustrator who makes animal pictures and cartoons his specialty. His work has become widely known through his association with various newspapers throughout the country.
The world knows Owen Wister as an author, though he started life as a lawyer. As long as the cattle country of the West is a land of romance and adventure to most readers of books, his novels will be in demand. In "The Virginian" he produced a novel which has had such an extraordinary success and which was so remarkably good that it started an entire school of fiction. Many people religiously read it over and over, and doubtless will keep on doing it until he writes a better one.
Governor of the State of Oregon. He is at the head of the Agricultural College of that state, and has done a great
deal toward improving the laws and creating new legislation for the improvement of agricultural conditions in the northwest.
WOODRUFF, HELEN S.
Mrs. Woodruff is a remarkable instance of a woman of high social position who has succeeded in writing delightful books. The proceeds of much of her work are devoted to the New York schools for the blind. Among her books are "The Lady of the Lighthouse," "Mis' Beauty," 'The Little House," and "Really Truly Fairy Stories," the last a book for children, published in the fall of 1915.
A member of the Ethical Culture Society and the Consumer's League. She is the author of several books, including "Making Both Ends Meet" and "Everyone His Own Way."
ZEISLER, FANNY BLOOMFIELD
A noted American musician. She is a pianist who has studied abroad and has played in the principal German and American cities during many tours. She is a distinguished member of many musical clubs.