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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 05, 1912, Image 8',
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WOMAN'S ELEVATING INFLUENCE,'
In advocating equal suffrage, the Progressive party is arousing
the interest of the men as well as the women in a great problem that
never will be solved until it is solved right; and it will never be solved
right until woman is made man's political equal.
Of course there are those who argue that the place for woman
is at home doing housework and having babies.
There was a time when that might have worked out well
enough. That was .the time when the husband and father could
earn a good living for mother and the babies.
But with the, development of industry it lias become harder
for the average man. to do that, and too many boys and girls are
being ground up into dollars in the factories "because what they can
earn is needed to help support the family.
Getting married and having babies has become1 a more serious
problem than it w&s in the old days, Women are competing with .
men for jobs-in jhe industrial field ; and they need a voice in the gov
ernment that has an influence on working conditions just as much
as men do.
Besides-all .that, wejjelieve that woman will have an elevating
influence on politics .just as her influence has been ennobling and
elevating wherever, she has been able to exercise it
When you see some of the human wrecks of men who vote and
then think that Jane Addams can't, it ought to make yoii -think.
THE ONLY WAY
By Berton Braley.
"Do it yourself that's the" card worth the playing;
You won't win success if you're begging and praying
For somebody's ""pull" which will boost you along.
If you want -to climb Up from the commonplace throng
In a way that will give some assurance of Staying,
Do it yourself!!l
If a job's to be done, don't be e,ver delaying;
Other men will rush in while the chances you!re weighing.
You've got to be quick and you've got to be strong;
Do it yourself !1! : '
When the sunshine is bright that's the time for your haying,
And, though men will work for the wages you're paying,
It's you that must help your own fortunes along.
As Miles Standish said, and he rarely was wrong,
''If you want a thing right just remember this saying
. Do it yourself Hi"