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Published in the Interest. of the Club Women of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entered as second-class matter, October 14, 1921, at the postoffice at Baton Rouge, La., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Address AllNCommunications to Box 15. SUBSCRIPTION: IN AD VANCE............. $1.00 Per Annum BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1922. A CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR Mr. R. W. McBurney announces himself as a candidate for Mayor in the democratic primary to be held in May and by doing so offers the voters of Baton Rouge an opportunity for selecting a gentleman qualified in every way to discharge the duties of the most important of all local positions. Mr. McBurney is no dreaming theorist, but a practical man whose life work has been along lines requiring extraordinary good judgment and prompt and decisive action, qualifications necessary to make a Mayor such as our growing City needs at this time. This gentleman pro poses, and will most undoubtedly give his whole time and atten tion to the discharge of the duties of Mayor should he be chosen at the primary. He will be engaged in no private affairs re quiring his attention, but will discharge the duties of .hief magis trate of the city in most intelligent manner. He knows what is required of one occupying the position he aspires to and how to do it, and as he is extremely popular the individual who enters the race against him will not be long in recognizing the fact that he has a fight of considerable magnitude on his hands. FOR CITY JUDGE Elsewhere in this issue of the Woman's Enterprise may be found a card by that worthy and prominent citizen, Col. T. Sam bola Jones, in which he announces his candidacy for the position of Judge of the City Court subject to nomination at the city demo cratic primary, a position for which he is eminently qualified by profession and by experience. Colonel Jones needs no introduc tion to the voters of the City where he has dwelt since earliest manhood and where he served the public in many of the most important civic positions. As an editor of more than ordinary ability, as Judge for several years over the court to which he again aspires, as a legislator of note and as a loyal and progressive citi zen who has been unusually prominent in every movement for the i betterment of city, parish and state, he has had an experience t equalled by few and surpassed by none, and it is well understood that should the votes cast in the primary be in his favor, the court will be presided over by one of discreet judgment, one a familiar with the duties of the position and one fearless in the 3 discharge thereof. A STATE COLLEGE FOR GIRLS c Co-education has been discussed for ages past and the argu ments pro and con hav', in a way, became threadbare but the 1 wisdom or unwisdom of close education in intimate, familiar asso- r elation of the sexes in absolute juxtaposition to each other, seems 1 as yet as far from a settlement as it ever was. t It is not a question of equal rights and privileges of higher t education. The inheret right of a woman to have her mind culti- d vated, her intellect fructified and nourished to its fullest capacity, r has long been settled in the minds of thinking men' and women 9 alike. And under this privilege and in the face of popular preju- I a dices and untold handicaps, there is not a department of modern thought and activity in science, art, music, literature and the pro- a foundest realms of technical research in every department of in- b vention, discovery and papers that she has not shown her metal a and made her mark. t: If education at public expense from primary grade to the li post graduate course is a proper governmental function, then it h includes the two sexes without qualification or limitation. This is now the accepted dictum of the whole world. a The sole question, then, subject to discussion, is whether or not it is wise, safe and desirable that this education shall be ob- p tained in daily, personal, physical contact between young men and f young women. It is the deliberate, unalterable and eternal con- ti viction of woman's work that it should not be thus obtained. d The pendulum in all earthly affairs swings to its extreme a limit in one direction, rebounds and swings back to the other F extreme. A hundred years ago our ancestors viewed in the light o. of present day customs were prudes and deemed fanatical on all n sex subjects. Today the jazz and the "shimmy" are but signs v and symbols of a new era and thought and action. The bars are being let down, the lines of demarkation between the old and the is new order are well nigh obliterated. There is no longer need s for chaperones. The auto and the spot light, the movies and el the "shimmy" are playing havoc with our modern civilization. '9 Dresses are lower at the top and higher at the bottom. The out- A 0] lines of the human form divine as common as the marriage vow bi and scandals occupy the front pages of all up-to-date newspapers. qi Does the close intimate daily and nightly association and touch between the sexes augment and stimulate these conditions a] or are there tendencies to limit and reduce them? Will any sane man or woman hesitate in the answer? Two forces are at work; al two armies in the fields. One would destroy and annihilate all ti bounds and restrictions; the other would sustain barriers and pro- " tect both the youth and the girl. di Cl .We have money enough to educate all our children. When I they are children then education together is desirable and does tl no harm. When they are young men and women, before the age a of sound discretion, their fathers and mothers, their statesmen Si and politicians should remove every possible influence of evil. t There seems to us to be an inherent incongruity in co-educa- in tion at a military institution and at an agricultural and mechanical W college. Let Louisiana and Louisianians rise to the high impulse t of progress and provide for our girls a great state institution right he here in Baton Rouge where they may have opportunities equal w in every respect to those provided for their brothers and com- G mensurate with every just demand and requirement for full, cor- la plete and high education. n Ie WISCONSIN'S EQUAL RIGHTS LAW HAS PROVED ITS VALUE BY ACTUAL TEST (Continued from page one) I most interested in cases-affecting the personal and property rights of wom en and children. "Fears expressed (by opponents of I the law) that women jurors might be subjected to discomforts or indig nities, have of course proven ground less. Wisconsin court officials have treatedl women serving on juries most courteously. 'With regard to the other rights and privileges granted women by the Wrisconsin law, nothing has come to public attention indicating that these new rights have made Wisconsin wom en any less regardful of their domes tic ties; no case featuring any of these new rights has been reported in print. "Wisconsin women generally are aware of their new rights. The sub ject has been discussed in their clubs and associations, amid general rejoic ing; and through the medium of neighborhood gossip, the news of women's emancipation from a subject position under the laws has reached even the remotest corner of the State, Letters from farm women, some of them very old women, expressing a profound pride in their state as the first to confer equal rights upon all women, have come to me. There has been some talk, among elements hos tile to social change, of attempts to have the law repealed, or amended adversely. I can assure you that there isn't a possibility of any such action being taken by the next or any later Wisconsin legislature. Leaders ol all political parties and factions recog nize that the new law has come to stay-that it represents a permanent step forward, never to be retraced. "Wisconsin women are little, if any, more actively interested in politics than they were before the equal rights law was passed but the politi cians of all groups fully understand instantly aroused by any attempt to legislate them back into the condition that women as voters' would become of legal inferiority from which they have emerged." The following statements from high officials of Wisconsin will bear out Mrs. Putman's report of the working out of the measure: Revisor of Statutes Crownhart: "I have your favor asking how the Wis consin Law giving equal rights to women is working. I can only say that I hear no complaint against the law from any source. The law works no revolution, but rather an evolution whereby women gradually come into their own. They are beginning to serve on juries with satisfaction to the public generally. There are no disturbance in the home or in mar riage relations because of the law. As the law becomes more generally known it will be beneficial in its oper ations. The women make the home and this law will help them establish and keep a home. It is a relic of bar barism that leads some to believe that a husband, no matter how great a tramp he may be, should start out cm an ague quest and call upon his wife like a squaw to pack her papoose on her back and follow. "The law will bring about a greater and fairer understanding of domestic relations both by the parties and by the courts. The Wisconsin Law has proved that we usually suffer more from the fears of what may happen then we do from anything that really does happen. It is a good law. Time may improve it." Secretary Industrial Commission, E. E. White: "Replying to your letter of January 14, allow us to state that no suit has been filed to contest the validity of Women's welfare laws, in view of the passage of the so-called 'Woman's Rights Bill' by the last leg islature, nor has any employers' as sociation ever suggested that the effect of this Woman's Rights Bill is to repeal the women's welfare laws, A few representatives of Women's organizations have taken this position, but nobody else has done so or is re iuired to do so." Senator Lenoot: "I am in favor of all necessary legislation to secure :omplet e political equality among women. I am in favor of equality in all other respects to the extent that there shall be no destrpction of safe guards and protection justified by difference in sex, which have been se mured through many years of struggle. [ have not had opportunity to study the Wisconsin law in detail and its application to other statutes of the State, but I heartily favor the prin riple; and there should be no dificul ty in its application without destroy ing special protective legislation for romen necessary for the welfare of the race." Congressman Florian Lampert: "I heartily approve and am delighted with the passage of Chapter 529, General Laws of Wisconsin, 1921, known dlthe law ihing women equal rights with men. I am convinced that e lriation of this kind will not effect present laws regarding special legis lation for women. A greater and fairer understanding of domestic re lations will be brought about by this law. Since the adoption of the Wom an Suffrage Amendment it seems to me that every state should grant women equal rights with men." Congressman Edward E. Browne: "I have been asked many times about the Wisconsin Equal Rights law which was enacted June 21, 1921; and I have always been glad to give my testimony to the effect that the Wis consin law is right in principle and works well in practice. With the 19th Amendment a part of our constitu tion, it is an anomaly to deny to vot ing citizens subordinate rights on ac count of sex. The Wisconsin Legis lature, in keeping with the constitu tion, declared that women shall have the same rights and privileges as men. There never has been a good reason and, there certainly -is no ex cuse or justification at the present time with the Nineteenth Amendment in force for denying women the rights and privileges of men, while reserving for women the special protection and privileges which they now enjoy for the general welfare." Congressman A. P. Nelson: "This is to certify that it is my belief, from general information received from my district and from Wisconsin as a State, that Chapter 529, General Laws of Wisconsin, 1921, known as the law giving women equal rights with men, is generally accepted as a good law. It is a law which, I believe, women are entitled to under our general scheme of government, declaring equal rights to every citizen. Since the adoption of the Woman Suffrage Amendment to our National Constitu tion it would seem logical that every state would grant women absolute equal rights with men. The law is so drawn as not to effect in any way the special legislation granted women in the interest of general welfare." Congressman J. D. Beck: "I am pleased to know that Wisconsin has passed a law granting equal rights to women and that, up to date, it is working out wholly satisfactorily. It has been suggested that this law may mean the 'nullification of special leg islation already enacted in the interest of women,' such as minimum wage, eight hour law, laws governing the, sanitary condition surrounding wonm en workers. They are enacted for the benefit of the human race, for future generations. They are enact ed for the purpose of building up a strong, rugged, healthy people, and this can only mean that such laws are as much for the benefit of men as for women. Therefore, I am confident such laws will be upheld." Congressman Edward Voight: "I heartily endorse the Wisconsin Equal Rights Bill, as I favor all necessary legislation to put men and women on a basis of political equality. I am also in favor of legislation which will put women on the same basis as men in matter affecting property. I rea lize that in framing and passing leg islation of this character that regard must be had to differences in the sexes and I am satisfied that the Wisconsin Law will not affect legislation for the protection of women in industry." Congressman John C. Klechzka: "I am happy to note that Wisconsin is enacting legislation that will remove 1 all discrimination and civil, political, and legal disabilities against women. As far as I am informed, the Wiscon sin Act is operating satisfactorily and I am confident that the so-called Wel fare Legislation for women, will not be affected by this measure." Congessman Henry Allen Cooper: "I am glad that Wisconsin has passed a law granting women full rights with men. This legislation is, in principle, entirely just. I know of no logical reason why there should, in matter of citizenship, be any discrimination against the women of the United States. Since the law was enacted my congressional duties have kept me almost constantly in Washington, so that I have personally seen very little of its practical workings. It seems, however, to be well drawn and will not, in my judgment, in any wise affect other laws enacted especially to protect women in idustry. The Wisconsin statute merely places men and women on an equal footing as citizens, and is, therefore, only an incident in the inevitable movement of manking." 0 Tables of weights and measures, collected for a year in The Chii dren's Bureau of the United States show that rural children slightly ex ceed the average for city children in both stature and weight. 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