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'WOMAN'S PLACE IS WHEREVER SHE MAKES
GOOD," SAYS WOMAN ATTORNEY GENERAL
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Miss Bates, the Woman 'Assistant Attorney General and the Two Children
Bosh! It was Jeannette Bates,
woman lawyer, just appointed assis
tant attorney general of Illinois, who
"boshed" a smiling "bosh" across a
paper-Uttered desk in answer to the
question: "Do you agree in the ar
gument that woman will never attain
an important place in law?"
Miss Bates has just taken a place
beside Congressman Jeannette Ran
kin in the political procession.
"Woman's place is wherever she
makes good," said Miss Bates.
"Some women will make good in
the court; some in the kitchen.
"I know Clarence Darrow has just
said the woman lawyer may not
make a living in the law. Well, I
know some, men lawyers whose living-
made in the law is rather lean.
"Mr. Darrow said, 'Women are too
kind to succeed as corporation law
yers, they cannot fight the soulless
"But women have fought trusts,"
declared Miss Bates. "Ida Tarbell's
heart never weakened her fighting
"To go back to this matter of
making a living in the law. When I
was teaching I made $1,200 a year.
The first year I practiced law I made
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