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ARIZONA WOMAN LEGISLATOR IS A REAU
WESTERNERjNOT AFRAID TO SHOOT
. , BY GERTRUDE M. PRICE
Senator Prances W. Miinds, five
feet tall, red-haired, smiling and
quick-witted, is one of three women
in the United States wearing the
honor of election to a seat in the up
per house of a state legislature.
She is the first and only woman in
Arizona who has held a state office
since suffrage was granted.
"The women elected me with a
wonderful smmort." Sen. Mnnii told
me, as she curled up on a couch In
her sunny room for a half hour's
Ivnoticed, as she did.-s"o, jthat'-she
wears silk hosiery, buckled slippera
and the most approved length in
A revolver hanging in a belt on her
bureau attracted my attention and I
asked her if it belonged to her.
"Yes," she replied, as quick as a
dart, "and I know how to use it, too!
I'm a real western woman."
As -we talked two girls, one about
18 and the other 10, came in for in
troductions. "These are my daugh
ters," the senator told me. "And
then. I have a married son. He has
a baby.- So, you see. I'm a erand-