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'tag" you next Saturday, Oct.
26, -you'll kndw she's a booster
for Theodore Roosevelt, celebrat
ing his birthday by tagging you
for a campaign contribution.
Sunday is the real birthday, but
Saturday does just as', well for
this "Founders' day," "as it is
christened' by Mrs., Medill Mc
Cormick, who conceived the idea.
Mrs. McCqrntfck was Ruth
Hanna, daughter of the noted
Ohio master,politician and sena
tor. She hasmuch of her father's
ability and energjj,and is devoting
all of it to the Bull Moose party.
The tag day-idea came, to her late
in September, She went at once
to New York and, burst m -upon a
conference of the party leaders-.
"The Progressive platform de-i
clares for admitting women to
the councils of "the party, and we
sure are doing it," said Senator
Dixon with a grin.
"Oh, but just WAIT till you
hear my idea' exclaimed Mrs.
'McCormick, and then she told of
the plan for Founders' day.
"We are going to ask the
women of every city in the Unit
ed States to sell on Saturday, Oct.
26, either at the street corners or
in other ways in their own towns,
jbadges that f will serve as- a rae
niorial of this great campaign.
Nobody has ever tried to do a big
-thing like that all over the United
States before, but if you'll give us
-your permission we want to go
aheadand try to do it."
i She got permission. Senator
Dixon made Mrs. McCormick
chairman of the Founders' day
.celebration and away she went to
Chicago to organize, all by her
self, the Progressive women t)f
these United States.
Everywhere the note of "Hur
ty, hurry, hurry" -was kept ring
ing and the letters began to pour
back from ast and west and
north and .south:
In the south, especially, it was
surprising- to notice- the names of
the "aristocratic" vomen who
were eager to becomejocal lead
ers in the movement. All through
the west the response was gener
ous. In the ast Iew York and
Buffalo volunteered to take care
of the celebration in the great
Unexpected help came from
the college girls. Trained nurses,
teachers, women's clubs and ste
nographers also offered their help
in generous measure.
Within ten days an organiza
tion had been formed all over the
country and the Founders' day
badges began to be shipped out to
the various local committees.
Each shipment was made under
pledge of deepest secrecy, as it
was desired to keep the appear
ance of the badge an absolute se
cret until the day itself.
Man (who has just picked up
quarter to tramp who claimed it)
But how can you prove it be
longs to you ?
'Tramp Why, colonel, you can
see for yourself Irve got a hole
m my pocket
Women in Russia are not per
mitted to study in a university
unless they are married
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