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THE TIMES: THURSDAY, JTOVEMBER 13, 1319
Edited by ROSE FRIEDMAN.
Miss Ludington's Address
At Suffrage Convention
Urges Women to Join Parties If They Have Clear
Party Convictions Explains Relation of Work
of Association in Obtaining Vote.
Before a closed session of the con
ventlon of the Connecticut Woman's
Buffi-age association this afternoon.
Catherine Ludmgton grave the m-esi
dent's annual message. Her address
was followed by a discussion of the
political policy to be pursued by the
In part Miss Ludington said as fol
"I have no carefully built ud and
logically arranged mesasge to bring
you this year. I want, instead, to
suggest a few considerations which
I believe should govern us in planning
an'di carrying out our work for the
"First, as to the general temper in
windfall the problems which this
country is facing should be tackled.
'ueueve mat at tne present time
we are suffering even more dee.ply
from a wrong frame of mind that we
are from the actual condition of the
Ibody social, no matter how sick it
may seem to be.
"I don't deny that there are ques
tions of tremendous seriousness to be
settled, but if they could be ap
proached by a large enough number
of Americans in a mood of modera
tion, open minde'dness, patience, and
mutual respect and charity, there is
onthing that is Insoluble.
"Our greatest danger at the present
time is from the extremists of both
colors radical and reactionary. If
we could hold together all the mod
erate conservatives, the moderate rad
icals, the liberals, and all the shades
and grades of opinion between, who
should say, TVe will respect each
other and will study to solve our
problems by the methods of sanity,
open discussion and scientific study
Instead of the methods of violence and
force.' "WTe should have a great cen
tral group which would crowd the ex
tremists out to the edge wher5 they
could do little harm.
"Instead of this, there is the dang
er that we may let ourselves get into
such a worried tense, harassed frame
of mind that our Judgment is cloud
ed. We are liable to let panic take
the place of courage and clear-headedness
and panic is always cruel
"We must keep our sense of pro
portion in regard to the questions of
the day and the relation of our own
particular question to all of them.
"It was hard to keep this relation
clear during the war and many Just
settled it off , hand by saying that
we should drop suffrage and do noth
ing, tout what was roughly known as
"Other women and men with long
er vision saw that suffrage and the
war issues were so closely knit that
they couldn't be distangled and so
they kept both kinds of work going
"Should we remain entirely 'inde
pendent' and Join no party organiza
tion until we have the vote? Or
should we Join now?
"My answer would be that if any
woman is clear in her mind as to
her party convictions, let her Join a
party but let her use her position
in that party organization to stead
ily, persistently demand that it do
its utmost toward getting women to
"You may be able to do more for
suffrage within a party organization
than outside it. Keep your sense of
proportion and remember that not
only plain self-respect but your de
sire to help your party demands that
you should get a vote as soon as pos
sible. "Now what is the relation of all of
the rest of our work to this simple
question of getting the vote?
"We are preparing to complete the
building of a state organization which
may in the fture be a non-partisan
civic organization a Ueague of
"Obviously, this is important from
the point of view of getting the vote.
It is the main tool we have to work
with the bigger and better our or
ganization the greater our power.
Both to get the vote and to use it
our organization should be developed
to the highest degree.
"We are developing a department
of citizenship to train women to use
the vote intelligently and to start
them on local civic work. What
should be the relation of this work
to the other work of getting the vote?
It should be the relation of the cart
to the horse they go along together
but' the horse comes first!
"Don't get into the frame of mind
that you say to yourself "Oh, the
vote is going to come some day and
it is pretty hard work getting it in
Connectiout, so I believe I will Just
specialize on learning how to use it."
In other words, so far as your work
is concerned, you don't . care if you
ever have a vote to use! It is like
studying trained nursing but never
taking a step toward getting a patient.
"Some women would like to sit
comfortably the rest of their days
studying how to be citizens but to
get into all the mess and bother of
winning tlie vote or really using it
to some effect afterwards that
too much like real work.
"We are going heart and soul into
our citizenship training work but
we are doing it because its helps us,
in the first place toward getting the
vote and in the second place, to
ward making a real and effective use
of it We hope by our citizenship
department to turn out women - of
purpose and practical information
not paper imitations of citizens.
"Our thoughts tomorrow will be
turned toward the band of brave
women, women built in a large
moia, wno inty years ago inaugur
atea tnis work.
.Loesn t it seem a stransro tnino-
Liiai now alter tirty years of courage
and effort, when we are on the very
eve of success, when there is Just
one fight more, 'The best and the
last, there should be some women
wno are reaay to quit!
"But, of course, we shall not quit
and tomorrow, when the spirit of
mose women is especially with us
we shall pledge ourselves to carry
on until the fifty year struggle is
?hubu ana tnen we shall start on
new stretch of the Journey; with few
illusions, perhaps, but with a good
supper, the parish campaign with
speakers from headquarters will take
Miss Elizabeth Seeley of Brooklawn
avenue will entertain her cousin, Miss
Edith Marshall of New York for the
The State Federation of Musical
Clubs will hold their bi-annual meet
ing on November 19 in New Haven.
The Wednesday Afternoon Musical
club will send Mrs. A. Engelhart
Mrs. Frederick Card and Mrs. H. C.
Ives as delegates.
Members of the Brooklawn Coun
try club will give a dinner dance on
Saturday evening, following the Yale
Princeton game in New Haven,
when guests from out of town and
friends in the city who are not mem
bers of the club will be entertained.
Maine's orchestra will furnish
music for the dancing.
Members of the Women of the
World War will attend in a body the
YD bazaar at the armory tonight.
Mrs. Benjamin Field, of the executive
officers of the nra-nniatiT, v,a,
all members to meet at the home of
uicsury, 3B Franklin street, at
Miss Minnie Schwerdtle, daughter
of Mr. and- Mrs. Louis F. Schwerdtle,
and Walter V. Stapleton were united
m marriage at St. Augustine's church
yesterday afternoon by Rev. Joseph
A Ganley. Miss Helen Schwerdtle
attended her sister as maid of honor
and Henry McElroy was the best man
following the ceremony ttfe couple
left for a wedding trip to Virginia
and Washington, D. C. After Dec
Id they will be at home, 54 Elmwood
Announcement is made of the mar
riage of Miss Elizabeth Marie Filer
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J.
Filer of Sharon, Pa., and John T
Lannon of this city, which was cele
brated on Tuesday in the Church of
the Sacred Heart, Sharon. Mr. Lan
non was formerly superintendent of
the Browning gun production at the
WILL CHANGE FOR
On account of the Yale-Princeton
football game, the train leaving New
Haven at 4:35 p. m.' will leave next
Saturday at 3:45 p. m. and be oper
ated about 50 minutes earlier at al!
stations to Stamford, running on its
regular schedule between Stamford
WOMF. OF THE WORLD WAR
Women of the World War are
Invited to assemble in uniform,
without caps, at the residence of
Mrs. Anna Gregory, 36 Franklin
street, at 8 o'clock tonight, from
thence to proceed to the Armory,
where they will be the guests of
the Y I Boys. The call is by the
president, Mrs. F. B. Gray.
and New York.
The train leaving New Haven mi
5:37 p. m. for New York and lntcat
1 mediate stations, will leave on that
date at 6:22 p. m. being operate
about 45 minutes later than Its regu
lar schedule at all stations.
Contributions to this department are always welcome. Either
Ihone Barnum 1287 or mail news to editor. '
The heirloom tea and exhibition of
the Bridgeport Art League on Mon
day at 3 o'clock will be an unusually
interesting event. Following the de
lightful exhibition, tea will be served
by the members who will be attired
in costumes. , Among the many rare
articles on exhibition will be a dish,
125 years old, the property of Mrs.
Caroline E. Doremus. Mrs. Dore
mus is in charge of the exhibition
and invites all members to bring
pieces of work of olden times to the
league rooms Monday morning at 9
o'clock. Mrs. L. F. Brandes has ar
ranged a musicale for the entertainment.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Clarke of Broad
treet, are spending the remainder of
the week as the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. C. Marsh of Brooklyn, N. Y.
On Monday evening a surprise par
ty was held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Foulds of Connecticut avenue
for Mrs. Saynor of Saltaire, Eng., who
la on a visit to this country to see her
brother, John Foulds, whom she has
not seen for 30 years. A very pleas
ant evening was spent and refresh
ments wern served .Qncra
- - . ,v ten
dered by Miss Longbottom, Mrs. Say
nor, jars. j. Wilkinson, Mrs. F. G-.
Olasington, F. Tiffany and F. Stubbs.
Among those present were Mr. and
Mrs. J. Foulds, Mr. and Mrs. A
Longbottom, Mr. and-Mrs. F. Stubbs,
Mr. and Mrs. F. Cox, Mr. and Mrs
MEDICATES USED BY MOMS.
vviiKmson, Mrs. Lawrence, Mrs.
...... iyil. anQ jmi-s. F. Tiffany.
Mrs. Wilkinson, Mrs
Lawrence, lCrs. F
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Judge and Mrs. William H. Comley
Miss Betty Rhodes, will be among the
many people from thi r.it. v,
attend the Yale-Princeton games on
wl.. uaJ m j,ew Haven.
nir. and Mrs. John W. Bray of
....o jueei, win leave tomorrow on
. iiwinr trip to Exeter, N. H.
rark oity Council, K. "of C, will
hold a Thanksgiving ball on Thanks
giving eve at Miss Benito n oi
cum s hall m the .Court Exchange.
The many friends nf r
Brown of - 848 Colorado avenue will
be sorry to learn that she is ill at
Park City Council, K. of C, held I
a delightful house dance at the home I
There was a large number present
uaiicing prevailed until a late
It ia claimed that Monks of ancient
days knew of more than three hun
dred species of medicinal plants used
in general for medicines by these re
ligious orders. While centuries have
passed, with all the advance made
in medical science, many of our most
successful remedies are today made
from the roots and herbs of the Held,
like that good, old-fashioned remedy,
Lydla E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound, which for more than forty
years haa been relieving women from
some of the worst forms of female
ilia, and Is now considered the stand
ard remedy, Adv.
Friends of Miss Merriam Oviatt of
1021 Norman street will be pleased
..cci mo-!. Bne nas recovered from
illness and has resumed her studies at
"""scpui-i xiign school.
ana jura D. F. Bolland of
. returned to
their home after spending several
v;;u zl, c K"",ia l Irienas In New
Members nf .
, tuuiiy C1UD
of the Universalist church will give
, " parish house to
night, when the new pastor. Rev. Hal
Kearna will be welc.nmori a h
nennl rt " - " .young
JT ; wiuiuu nave been ex-
uueu .n invitation to be present.
..v....B i iouow tne reception.-
The young women of St Paul's
church, Huntington Renter
Ing arrangements for a get-together I
" "le pansn flouse tomorrow
avanuur at 6 o'ointit. . .
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