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'OW soon are you going to
"They keep the sailings
pretty secret, but it won't be before
next Tuesday, Fm glad to say!"
"Suffrage? Oh, you want to
"Yes, and I want to be right here
where I can help them get it!"
"Why, the women of the United
States! I want to help them get it
by casting my little old vote for a
Representative from this town who
will vote at Hartford next winter
for the Ratification of the Federal
Suffrage Amendment. "
"You don't mean you, a soldier,
are in favor of suffrage"
"Say, listen! Do you know that
the Canadian troops voted. for it a
little while ago ? No spots on those
boys except medals."
"That's all right -but things are
different in Canada."
"Sure, Canada is part of a mon
archy. We live in a republic."
us war nes shown us
here we were wrong about it."
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we ve always said women
weren't liable for service to the
"Well, they aren't now, are
"Say, that's so, isn't it?
"Look at the women in Serbia
who went singing into the trenches!
And right here and now in every
kind of war service- "
"Oh yes! I know- rolling band
ages, and so on.".
"Yes, and selling Liberty Bonds
and organizing Red . Cross units
and working on farms and
helping recruiting and keeping
the boys abroad warm and cheered
up and carrying the load of this
Food Administration idea!"
"They'll probably get the vote
sooner or later as a reward."
' AN alive! The women aren't
asking the vote as a re
ward for war service or
anything eke. They are going right
ahead working harder than women
ever worked before. But they know,
as you and I know, how much more
they could do with the vote."
Why would that make any dif
"Ask England and France and
Italy. They've been in this war three
years longer than we have. They
"You feel pretty strong about it,
"Why, we actually couldn't fight
this war a week without them ! "
"What decided you so positive-
W ELL, when I get over on
the other side, I'm going to
feel a whole lot better if I
knew that every ounce of my coun
try's strength is backing us up. It
w III be, too, if women vote. And that
means as much to you at home as
it will to me in France! But there's
"I'm going away for a while.
Maybe I il be a long time 'over there. '
And all I want is to me certain
that two people are help
run the country right, . w
while I'm gone."
"Why, my mother and my wife.
I want them to vote, while I'm
away and to keep right on voting
especially, if I don't come back.
That's all." . - .
CONNECTICUT WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION, 55 PRATT. ST., HARTFORD, CONN.