43 Woman's J. & Suffrage News 153 (1912)
Issue 20

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           )MAN' IOURNAL.

ORFICIAL ORGAN OF THlE NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION


-2                                          SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1912                                                        FIVE CENTS


WOMEN PLAN TACTICS FOR VICTORY


MRS. ELVIRA DOWNEY                      MRS. ELLA C. STEWART            MRS. RAYMOND ROBBINS
MRS. CATHERINE WAUGH McCULLOCH  MRS. GEORGE W. TROUT      DR. ANNA BLOUNT


    MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TO WIN
 Leaders from 'South and Middle West Plan for Victory
           from the Dakotas to the Gulf
  Victory, sweeping victory, is the unmistakable meaning of
  the great gathering of suffrage leaders in Chlcago. the coming
  week for the Mississippi Valley Suffrage Conference. All the
States Of the Soguth and Middle West will be represented. All
Will Come Wih their' stores of knowledge and experience, and
all will contribute of their best toward a plan for the most
ectiv tactis f       g a speedy and sweeping victory for
Votes for Womenfrom the Dakotas to the Gulf.
  All will comebent on one great, all.absorbing purpose-to
the suffrage Jmoement one     tremendous, unmistakable
Impetus before the fipal victory that shall swing State after
State into the ranksof. the free and establish equal suffrage,
.ne forerunner of juaticelfrom the Atlantic to the Pacific,
0111 tie l)omlnIio tothe Gulf!
  f  I~a r West iis~iiractically all won, and Washington, Call.
lornaUtah, ida, Wyoming and Colorado already constitute
0r wonderful western kingdom of the free. Another kingdom,
Oregon, Nevadakansas, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio, Is
no in the last thr t6  of the struggle. The tide of progress
rloves eastard' The States of the Mississippi Valley are
lalling to  in their fimmense territory as one victory. They
see destined toi become t third great free kingdom, vie.
a 011 4ot only for thema-lves, but victorious 'for the East
anj the Powerful aliesAofthe fourth kingdom, the score of

Gul  thatsttc         the Atlantic Coast and follow the
                                        *A. U. I


        EXPERTS TO GIVE-VIEWS


Some of the Leading Suffrage Authorities 'Who Will
              Speak at the Conference


  The local problems and methods of work in the suffrage
movement in all of the Mississippi Valley States will be dis-
cussed at a big conference to be held May 21st, 22nd, and
23rd, The first two days the gathering will assemble at the
La Salle Hotel, Chicago, and hold two morning, two afternoon
and two evening sessions. The last day, May 23rd, the entire
conference will be transferred to Milwaukee, and a strong
effort will be made there to aid, in a direct way, the Wisconsin
campaign. Mlra. Catherine Waugh Aeculloch, onb of the best
known leaders of the Illinois s,,friagits, in a short statement
printed on another page of this Journal, gives the purpose
and spirit of the conference. She is a member of the Exe-
cutive Committee of the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association,
which organization is largely responsible for the effective and
elaborate program planned.
  Mrs. Elvira Downey is president of the Association, and
is well known for her many social and philanthropic activities,
especially for her untiring services to the suffrage cause. She
is a member of the Board of Education of Clinton, and as
Probation Officer comes intimately in touch with thousands
of girls, and thereby has an unusually important and exton.


sive field for her suffrapework. Her splendid executive abli.
ity will help greatly, to make this conference an unprecedented
success.
  Where there's a partleula ly stubborn audience to be con-
  vinced, a call is sure tobe made for Mrs. Ella S. Stewart
  Her quiet manner and-perlonal charm lend strong attraction
  to her sparkling eloquencei'and she has won national recog-
  nition as a'suffrage speaker.' For six years Mrs. Stewart wu
  president of the IllinoisEqu a  Suffrage Association.
  One of the great:attractl i'oh the program is Jane Addams's
address on the best methods of presenting the suffrage question
at legislative hearings. A ' all this country there Is not a
woman better fitted to give her views on this subject, and this
topic is of great imnme diat importance to all of the State sut.
'frage partle.          ,
  Mrs. Raymond Robbins 'hasfbeen connected with the Wom
an's Trade Union League,9f Chicago for years and is an
authority on the conditions, needs and  possibilities of the
women; wage earners of this country, therefore the subject
assigned her, The Wage 'k411ning Woman as a Suffrage Lead.
er, will, no doubt, brin g ot valuable information.
Mrso Grace Wilbur Trout, former president of the. Chiago
political Equality Lpag e, ihas not only gained recognition as
oneof the wittiest speakers' on suffrage, but Is well known as
the author of A Moron Wife, a book that received wide
press comment and comnmendation. She will speak on Social,
Features of Suffrage Work.
  Another of the promlnent women on the program Is Dr.
Anna Blount.  Dr. Blount, is a well-known physician, andLfor
the .last ten years hasr bion an active suffrage worker.


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REPRESENTATION By

        STATES


  ILLINOIS

  WISCONSIN
  MICHIGAN

  INDIANA
  OHIO
  KENTUCKY
  TENNESSEE
  MISSISSIPPI
  MINNESOTA
  SOUTH DAKOTA
  OREGON
  IOWA
  NEBRASKA
  KANSAS
  COLORADO
  NEVADA
  OKLAHOMA
  MISSOURI
  LOUISIANA


SUBJECTS FOR 0IS-

         CUSSION


 LEGISLATIVE WORK
 COLLEGE WOMEN AND
 I THE BALLOT
 WAGE EARNERS AND
               THE BALLOT

 CHURCH WORK
 WOMAN'S CLUBS
 LITERATURE
 PUBLICITY
 STATE CAMPAIGN WORK
 MEN'S LEAGUES 'FOR
      WOMAN SUFFRAGE
,LECTURE BUREAUS

CONVENTIONS
ORGANIZATION EN-

             DORSEMENTS
 BAZAARS AND PARADES
 CAMPAIGN STATES
 CANDIDATES
 SOCIAL FEATURES OF
     SUFFRAGE WORK

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