Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article covering the dinner given in honor of Phoebe Ess, founder of the Kansas City Athenaeum, the Woman's City Club, and the Susan B. Anthony Civic Club. Other articles document the effects of the Depression on the African-American community in Kansas City, 18th Amendment criticisms, tuberculosis prevention, and other timely national and international issues. An article on trees for Arbor Day is also included.
Rarely has a Kansas City couple made such a mark on the community as Henry and Phoebe Ess. Phoebe Ess channeled her abundant leadership skills and zeal for reform into more than 30 clubs and movements. Those she founded and led included the Kansas City Athenaeum, the Woman's City Club, and the Susan B. Anthony Civic Club