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Owing to ei the action of the Louisiana legisla ture at the recent extra session in flatly rejecting every measure put forward by the Woman's Party and o0 passing instead the 'Conservatives' bills, the militants (for the Wom-r an's Party is the militant wing of the original suffrage party) realize that they have a rough and stormy sea ahead of them when they advance their same radical and unnatural measures at the May session of the legislature. Further, they know that the Conservative League will, as de terminedly then, as formerly, oppose at them. v "The blanket bill which the Wom- p( an's Party will urge upon every state at the. next session of their respec- w tive legislatures reads as follows: fh "'Section 1. Women shall have the to same privileges under the law as cc men with respect to: in '"The exercise of suffrage. vi "'Holding an office or any position bi under the government, either state or lo local. al "'Eligibility to examination for any si position affected by civil service regu- a lations. w "'Freedom of contract. "'Choice of domicile, residence, and I name. "'Jury service. "'Acquiring, controlling, holding, ite and conveying property. ty, "'Ownership and control of labor, es, and earnings. iia "'Care and custody of children, ,is whether legitimate or illegitimate, ity and control of earnings and services is- of such children. gn "'The right to act as executors or rill administrators of es tates of deced to ents. la- "'Grounds for divorce. in '"Becoming parties litigant. ut '"Immunities or penalties for sex nd offences. "s' Quarantine examination and treat I ment of disease, and in all other re he spects. "'Section 2. The courts, executive and administrative offices shall make al all necessary rules and provisions to he carry out the intent and purposes of this statute. "'Section 3. All acts and parts of se acts in conflict with any of the pro visions of this statute are hereby re , pealed.' te "The proposed 20th Amendment, 1 c- which Senator Curtis, Republican floor leader, will soon urge Congress I ie to submit to the States, was also is concocted by the Woman's Party, and ! in a concise form covers every pro vision of the above quoted blanket n bill. The Amendment reads as fol or lows: 'No poltical, civil, or legal dis abilities or inequalities on account of iy sex or on account of marriage unless u- applying to both sexes shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to the jurisdiction thereof.' s d "In view of the fact that National t funds will be thrown into this field t by the Woman's Party which boasts a g, that it has Mrs. 0. P. Belmont ,f New i1 York back of it with her millic.ns, we p r, find it necessary to perfect o.ur or- a ganization, and in order to do so must d n, appeal to the generosity of our citi- s e, zens to assist us. During the past a as session of the legislature we never b called upon al'one, not even our v )r members, for a dollar. At our own 1- expense we sent out much literature, e the cost of printing and stamps for o same being no small item, also, one 1 of us stayed for seven weeks at the t x legislature working incessantly V against the Woman's Party measures, d two others made shorter stays in Baton Rouge, all three of us meeting h our personal expenses. ti "It behooves us to speak frankly n re now, so will state that if the militar- a .e istic program of these ladies should e o eventually win out in this state, it will be due to the apathy of the ma- t. jority of our citizens, who though op- tl f posing these extreme measures, in d reality do nothing to block them. n "Every leading lawyer whom we ti have interviewed on this bill of rights n t, for women unhesitatingly points out a n its grave dangers which are as fol- . s lows: c" o "1. It would bring on endless liti- lE d gation of a most unpleasant nature. ii ,- "2. It would endanger, if not de- a at stroy, many special privileges which tb I- the law confers upon women. In the o - opinion of these men the Woman's t, if Party advocates seem to have lost n is sight of the fact that Louisiana is the st only state in the Union governed by e :e the Civil Code, that wonderful in- H strument of human genius, whose ar- t il ticles are so completely dovetailed tl d that the changing of one may affect w s a dozen others. Also, they are either sl v ignorant of the fact, or fail to ap- ni e preciate it, that the laws of Louisi- t. - ana are kinder to women and chil- si t dren than are those of any other ir - state. This is generally concedci i y la t all lawyers who have made a t.udy of w r legislation affecting women in the s9 .r various states. w n "How even a layman who has look a , ed into the matter at all ca ',ld term o: r our statl.tr.s 'Blue Be: r1' laws, as did w e Mrs. Wilkinson n an s:ldre,, before a e the National Woman's Party at ft y Washington, is more than we can un- n i, derstand. tr n "Leading bankers with whom we tl g have discussed this question state tl that certain provisions in cthe Wo- u y man's Party bill would seriously affect, if not destroy, the credit of at d every business man in this svate. ni t I "Certainly it requires no moralist de - to appreciate the danger to society T - that lurks in the words 'freedcm of g: n domicile, residence and name' for W married women, and 'equal inmntmi- it e ties' for sex offences. While we do it s not condone immorality in men, we is t are not for letting don the bars for ir - women. Who wil deny that such li- ti censes as those above quoted would fi - lead to dangerous conditions in many r instance by a certain class of women o0 - who would use the law as a means c( i to carry out reprehensible ends, which E e otherwise many of them would hesi- ti s tate to do if the oportunity were not .t made so easy by the law itself? sl e "Some of the women hebind this ti y equal rights program state that they ei ý- want no 'special privileges,' perhaps ti I, Lr- they (10o not need them, but how about fe ed the working women who do? What er et wil become of all the splendid con- sl er structive legislation for the better- pc p- ment of conditions for women in fac- sh si. tories, etc., the passage of which do il- splendid men and women have secured bi er in many states, such for example as fo y laws regulating the hours of work by at of women in factories, the prohibiting of tu he sweatshop conditions by excusing st women from work immediately before I fe k and after childbirth, the furnishing la n of seats for women at work, giving to th lid women in industry an eight hour day sh re and a living wage, special rest rooms at for women, etc? Aie these pust and of n- necessary rights, that many women th truly need, to be sacrificed in order ci :e that certain women be appeased in fr te their demand for a number of unnat- U o- ural and unfitting privlieges? F ly "The National Consumers League g, of and the Woman's Trade Union recog- in nized the peril of this 'sex equality' te ist doctrine and would have none of it. ty They flatly turned it down. It is m of gratifying to note that the League of th or Women Voters is looking askance at ui ii- it, and to date has failed to endorse or do it. The Constructive League, a Lou- of ve isiana organization which is formulat- so or ing plans by which it will become ac li- tive in all Southern States, from the of ld first sensed the dangers of the bill and bi, ny registered determined and successful pt en opposition of it. We trust that the fa ns conservative women of the North, ot ch East, and West wil form organiza- ar si- tions similar to ours . be ot "We believe that such legislation ar should be evolutionary, not revolu- wl lis tionary, in character; that due delib ey eration in the course of a reasonable ps time will solve the problem by con ut' ferring equal rights where it is prop at er so to do, and the recognition of n- special rights in men and women res r- pectively where it is obvious that they c- should be granted. There are un ch doubtedly many duties and responsi ed bilities which men and women can per. as form with equal excellence. There by are others which will always by na of ture fall to the lot of the male, and ng still others to the female. These dif re ferences should be recognized by the ng law just as the Creator has willed to them. No contrary artificial mandate ay should be issued by mankind. ns "Further we adhere to the doctrine nd of states' rights in matters affecting en the welfare and happiness of our er citizens, believing that the original in framers of the Constitution of the it- United Stattes meant that to the Federal Government should be dele ue gated powers only over matters of g- international and interstate charac ;y' ter. it. "We earnestly appeal to all citizens, is male and female, to help us build up of this Southern Conservative League at until it shall be a power to be reck se oned with not only here, but through u- out the entire South. In order to do 4t- so, we need funds. Lc- "Remember, that this so-called 'bill he of rights' for women is in reality a ad bill of wrongs insofar as many of its 'ul provisions are concerned. The down he fall of Greece, of Rome, and many :h, other resultant decay of moral stand a- ards. Surely our destruction would be the masculinizing of our women, )n and the subsequent weakening of the u- whole fabric of society." b- MRS. R. G. PLEASANT, ale Vice Chairman Southern Con n- servative League. Complete 5 Piece You may not know much about this store, so here's a "get acquainted" offer that will make it worth your while to come in and see the bargains that we're offering to those who believe it pays to save. This is a Simmons steel bed, in almost any color you name, in full double size and brand new. The spring fits perfectly, is of rust-proof, link-fabric type. The mattress weighs 40 pounds, is all new white cotton, in a good stripe or art tick, well stitched. The pillows are all new feathers in a strong striped tick, with air-vents in the ends. Priced as an outfit, it's a real bargain. In case you have some of the pieces, you can still get the others that you need at the same price that they're figured in the out fit. Here they are! 2-Inch Post Simmons Bed, full-size $6.25 Link-fabric Spring, rust-proof weave $3.75 40-Pound all-white-cotton mattress $6.75 Pair all-feather pillows, strong tick $2.50 $4.2 5--telivers the Outfit, Balance--Easy Terms Lafayette Street Furniture Store afayette SFormerly Globe Branch. Lafayette St. at Main Phone 1120 Buy her a diamond ring on easy payments. All you need is your good name. We have the largest stock of rings to select from. Throw that cheap watch away and come and get a higy grade watch from us on easy payments. Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry of all kinds sold on easy payments. Don't wait. Come and see us. V. E. BOUKE Phone 945 104 Third Street. Baton Rouge, La. Any Articles desired phone us and we will gladly come and display them to you.