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HERE is a movement In
many civilized nations for
Independent citizenship for
married women. The convlc
tlon that the citizenship of
married women ought to be
a genuine right which can
not be taken away from her
or granted to her without her full
knowledge, consent, or wish Is not
confined to legislative proceedings or
resolutions In this country. In April,
1922, a bill was Introduced in the
French senate providing that the
French woman who marries an alien
retains her French citizenship unless
he makes formal declaration that she
prefers to take the nationality of her
husband. In England a bill, which 59
women's organizations of the British
Empire heartily Indorsed, dealing with
Independent citizenship of married
women has lately been brought before
the house of commons. It provides
for the restoration of their British
citizenship to British women who have
married aliens.
The International Council of Wom
en, the largest of the international or
ganizations of women In representing
the greatest number of countries, at
Its meeting at Copenhagen two years
ago expressed in a resolution the be
lief of women of many countries that
the citizenship of married women
should be upon an Independent bnste
and their sincere conviction that legis
lative bodies will soon come to recog
nize the justice and common sense of
the women's stand In the matter.
In this country the principle of In
dependent citizenship for married
women has been Indorsed by both the
Republican and Democratic parties
nd was incorporated In their 1920
platforms. In congress there Is pend
ing a bill (H. R. 12022) relative to the
naturalization and citizenship of mar
ried women. It is Indorsed by the
American Association of University
Women, National Federation of Busi
ness and Professional Women, Coun-
II of Jewish Women, General Federa
on of Women's Clubs, 'National
League of Women Voters, National
Women's Trade Union league and the
Women's Christian Temperance union.
The Carnegie foundation made n
special Investigation to determine the
attitude of various Judges exercising
Jurisdiction in naturalization cases;
and in that study replies from 350
Jtrdges were 2 to 1 favor of natural
izing women as Individuals, and prac
tically 2 to 1 in favor of allowing an
American woman to retain her citizen.
thlp regardless of marriage to an alien.
Representative John I Cable o'
Ohio Is "the author of the bill now
pending In the house. In committee of
the whole the other day, Mr. Cable
made a speech in support of hi bill.
Following are some of the points he
brought out:
"A woman's citizenship should not be
1 I
determined by her marital status. Jus
tice and common sense should permit
a married woman to act upon her own
wishes and qualifications, for natural
ization rather than those of her hus
band. "A natural-born American must wait
21 yearsbefore she or he Is permitted
to participate In the government of
this country. A foreign-born man or
single woman who comes to this coun
try and resides here continuously for
five years, If he qualifies before the
courts, may become naturalized and
acquire the right of suffrage. But a
foreign-born woman who comes to this
country one day automatically be
comes an American citizen the next
If she marries an American citizen or
If her husband becomes naturalized.
With one day's period of residence, as
compared to the natural-born Ameri
can's 21 years of residence, she ac
quires the same rights, privileges, and
benefits in and to our government. She
is not required to be able to speak
the English language, to know of our
customs and laws, our ConstliutH'n,
and to be attached to the principles of
our government; she does not even
have to renounce allegiance to her
foreign ruler and take the oath of
allegiance to Uncle Sam.
"Citizenship In this country should
not depend on the mafrlage status,
but should be based upon loyalty to
our country and a knowledge of Its
language and laws, as well as a wish
or desire to become an American citi
zen. On the other hand, under our
present law a married alien woman
who may have resided In this country
for many years and who has learned
to love America, who knows our
language, our customs, our laws, can.
not become an American citizen ex
cept by the naturalization of her hus
band. Why should her citizenship
depend upon the will of her husband?
"The bill under consideration repeals
that section of the present law
which provides 'Any woman who is
now or who may hereafter be married
to a citizen of the United States and
who might herself be lawfully natur
alized shall be deemed a citizen,' and
In Its place provides that when an
alien woman marries an American, or
vhen her husband becomes naturalized,
she does not automatically became an
American citizen, but if she also de
sires to become an American citizen
she may do so by being naturalized
through a shortened process.
"The present law permitting the
naturalization of foreign born deals
dicectly with the husband and father
and gives the wife and mother but
secondary consideration. The husband
is the cne who Is educated. He is the
one wbo must learn to speak the
English language, to hnow our coun
try, Its Constitution, and laws. He
is the one who must be attached to
the principles of our nation. He only
renounces allegiance to his foreign
ruler, and in most cases he only ap
pears In open court and declares on
oath that he 'will support and defend
the Constitution. The husband Is the
one who must be fitted and pre
pared for his part as an American
citizen. Even the children are sent to
public schools, but what of the wife?
The true process of naturalization
should include the education of the
mother of this Immigrant family. The
mothers' Influence and guidance would
be lost to the family without the edu
cation that naturalization proceedings
provide and require. My bill is In
tended to permit this wife and mother
to learn something about the country.
She is the one who should guide these
children and ought to have the same
privilege of an education as the father.
"Under the present law 'any Amer
ican woman who marries a foreigner
shall take the nationality of her hus
band.' This bill repeals that provi
sion of law. in line with the Republican
and Democratic national platforms.
The Republican platform in part pro
vides: 'An American woman resident
In the United States shall not lose her
citizenship by marriage to an alien.'
"And the Democratic platform deal
ing with this subject advocates: "Fed
eral legislation which shall insure that
American women resident in the United
States, but married to aliens, shall re
tain their American citizenship.
"In my opinion the rich American
woman who marries a title and lives
abroad should cease to have the priv-.
lieges and benefits of an American
citizen, and under my bill special pro
vision Is made that If she resides con
tinuously for two years In the country
of which her husband is a citizen or
subject, or resides continuously for
five years abroad, she Is presumed to
have ceased to be an American citizen.
"But there are many American girls
who marry foreign-born and who con
tinue to reside In this country. Their
loyalty and fidelity is with the United
States. Since the nineteenth amend
ment grants equal suffrage to women,
so also should they have equal rights
with reference to citizenship. An
American citizen who marries an alien
girl still retains his citizenship; so
also should the American girl who
marries the alien man. We should
not relinquish our rights to legislate
or withdraw our country's protection
from these natural-born American
women; their personal and property
rights should be determined by our
laws ; and we should not by legisla
tive action surrender this rlg!.t to any
foreign nation.
"The purpose of the bill is to place
citizenship on the highest plane pos
sible. It is a privilege and not a right.
Participation in our government and
the protection by our country should
not be determined In the case of mar
ried women solely by a marriage ceremony."
His Reward. -"John
Jordan Is Uead at Ihe as of
eighty-two," said Tlmrod Tarpy. "For
many years he walked quietly along
the straight and narrow way, harming
nobody, running over no one, shoving
none out -of It, and now and then pull
ing some weaker brother hack Into the
path. He paid for everything when he
bought it, minded his own business,
and was not inquisitive about the af
fairs of others. He never gossiped
and always did his duty as he saw It.
Consequently, a good many people
suspected him of playing a smooth
game of some sort, and the rest re
fa riled him as a slow-going old fogy
with no great amount of sense, and to
prove It called him 'Uncle Johnny"
during the last thirty-five or forty
years of his life." Kansas City Star.
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Soak bands on retiring in the hot suds
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Rheostnts for controlling the cur
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says an illustrated article In Popular
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tubes, and the other for amplifier
tubes, are available, both designed for
an operating range from zero to four
Pertinent Question.
The Princess Blbesco wpa more
than usually brilliant at a receptloa
she gave In Washington In honor ot
her mother, Mrs. Asquith.
Apropos of the 1922 fashions, the
princess said: -
"Why is It that, the more a girl
loves clothes, the less clothes she
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