Archive for Friday, December 2, 2011

100 years ago: Visiting speaker shares views on votes for women

December 2, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 2, 1911:

  • "The lecture on Women and the Ballot given last night in the Friends church by Mrs. A. C. Zehner of Dallas, Texas, was of unusual interest. Mrs. Zehner is a southerner and speaks with a marked southern accent. She is of Scotch-Irish extraction. She has a strong personality and unites the energy of the north with the eloquence of the south. She treats her subject as only a strong woman can who has had a wide experience in life. Mrs. Zehner sets forth her arguments for woman suffrage clearly and convincingly. Moreover she has a rare gift as a storyteller. Her lecture abounds in anecdotes that are truly illustrative and make her subject live for her audience. Her lecture is of general interest, quite apart from her subject, because of its revelation of life in the south. Miss Zehner returns to Texas soon but will be in Kansas again in January to work for the suffrage amendment under the auspices of the W.C.T.U."
  • "It has developed that the case of scarlet fever with which Prof. D. C. Croissant's daughter is supposed to have been afflicted was simply a case of measles and a light attack at that. The little girl is doing nicely. The Croissants live at 1216 Tenn. street."

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