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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 04, 1912, Image 11

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in the Federation. Both stand for
progress and advocate the unit
ing of women for the benefit of
the race.
The strong New York wom
an's club organization is expected
to stand behind Mrs. Carpenter,
who was one of the organizers) of
0 New York and president of Soro-
r sis from 190741.
t Mrs. Pennybacker will draw
much of the southern force as
well as western support.
Underlying all 'the discussions
and daily sessions of the biennial
will be this "consideration of the
new president of the. Federation.
There are nearly 900,000 mem
bers of the organization. It is ex
pected that 3,000 delegateswill
go to the June gathering.
The date of the convention is
still some time ahead, but every
members delegate or home
stayer is turning her eyes on the
known candidates for president
to "size up" their qualifications
and determine their respective
fitness for the highest(office with
in the gift of the great body of
the women's clubs.
The breadth of the organiza
tion, territorially, has made it
feasible and reasonable to put a
number of candidates In the field
y representing different sections oi
the country;
Mrs. J. L. Washburn,rTuluth,
is one of the women prominently
regarded as a candidate. The
Minnesota delegation will go tq
the Federation with her and for
Mrs. Edward W. Biddle. who.
is being urged by Pennsylvania
women to run for the office, is a
member, by marriage, of the
famous Philadelphia Biddle fam
ily. She was" president of the
state federation of Pennsylvania
women when a $20,000 memorial
scholarship fund was raised. She
is vice president of the American
Civic association.
Miss Mary Garrett Hay, pres
ident of the New York Federa
tion of Women's clubs, is said to
be a candidate. She is an ardent
suffragist, was born in Indiana
and is prominent in the Indiana
society of New York.
Mrs. Phillip N. Moore, St.
Louis, Mo., the retiring president,
goes out of office in June "by con
stitutional limitation.
London, Jan. 4. Leap frog,
jump-the-rope, pump-pump-pull-away,
hop-scotch and kindred
games are doomed as Olympic
sports. Every American of sport
ing instincts recalls the London
Olympiad. The American teani
was defeated, after winning the
important athletic contests.
This time England is getting
hers with every other visiting na
tion at Stockholm. And it's go
ing to cease,
Sweden, as host, has the, last
word on the program, just as
England had in 1908. Instead of
padding out with little English
tricks, the eye can find a bag of
Swedish tricks under the Greek
labels "Pentathlon." "Modern

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