Founding member of Indiana Equal Suffragists

Clipped from US, Indiana, Kokomo, Kokomo Daily Tribune, May 14, 1907

SUFFRAGISTSis entitled to two delegates to the national convention by reason of its aux-iliaryship, and to one delegate for every ten members in good standing.Section 7 makes the executive committee general supervisor of businessiwith power to fill vacancies front anyFinal Steps Taken TowardFormation of Leaguecause.Section 8 provides ior the election of two delegates to the national convention, and Section 9 provides that five members shall constitute a quorum at any regularly called meeting of the executive committee. Section10 provides for a life membership onOFALL THE STATEpayment of $10.The meeting Monday night was attended by leaders of the movement from all parts of the state, and two! or three were present from distant; states. Dr. Lydia De Vilbiss Shauck.j of Indianapolis, presided. Harriet ITaylor Upton, of Warren, Ohio, editorof Progress, the national organ of theBig Meeting at Main Street Christian j suffragists, and manager of the national headquarters at Warren, made„ .1 _ i ... A J* ll.Church Now in Full Swing—Sessiona statement of the purpose of theMonday Night Full of Interest and meeting and spoke of the cause asc- o *• \*j one of the worthiest to which a wo-Enthusiasm—Business Meeting Was aHeld may devote herself.Dr.The principal address was byFrances Woods, of Kansas City. Sheasserted that the greatest of all questions in America today is the question of civic virtue. She declared that theThe first state meeting oi Indiana trust question and the race questionkEqual Suffragists is in session at the are inconsequential as compared to it.'In her opinion those questions will beMain street Christian churen, thiscity. There were meetings Monday night and today, and dignitaries from all over the country are present. Ko-center of attrac-of civickomo today is the tion oi all of the women oi Indiana. The session adjourns this evening. -The session this morning was small from the point of attendance, but it was big in results. A constitution was adopted, by-laws were approved, and officers for the ensuing year were elected. All this was done on top of a conflict over the name of the organization, and the meeting adjourned athour with commendablesettled when the question virtue is settled through the participation of women in politics and govShe gave it as her opinion; ernment.that the laws of the state and nation are text books of civic cupidity. Sheremarked somewhat contemptuouslywho are inthat the male persons wno are charge of the government, state anc national, owe their positions to tin accident of sex. In contending thaidenied tinthe noonpromptness.The officers are: President—Sal lie First Vice-Presidentwere j the fact that women ar«right to vote renders them incapabh of exacting the respect that is tlioi due. She said that the male negrlt; in the south has no respect for i white woman, because he feels he 1Martin Davis. -Laura G. Scofield, Sharpsville.Second Vice-PresidentMrs. Dr.Noland, Logan sport.a more important personage thanis, since he can vote and she can noi An interesting feature of the argi ment was that which touched tinside of the questior asserted that the ofW oods, Kokomo.SecretaryCorresponding Julian Clark, Indianapolis.HarrisTreasurer—Marypsychological The speaker*Recording Secretary—Mrs. E. M. servation of mental scientists has rlt;vealed that most frequently male chi Grace dren partake of the temperamental pculiarities of their mother and tinBernard, j female children inherit most strong]in those tendencies from their fathe The fact that women are denied right to vote and to participate the affairs of government rende Member National Executive Com-1 incapable, the speaker conten mittee—Mrs. F. 13. Perkins, Kendal- ctl» of bearing sous that are as w« ville. ! equipped as they should be to meThe officers were chosen by the;thclr duties along those lines.Irvington.AuditingMontpelier;Lebanon.Committee—.Jane Pond, Judge Samuel Artman,simple method of the adoption of the | report of a committee on nominations There was no contest. As soon asithe motion to adopt the committee report had carried Mrs. Scofield, n* Sharpsville, slated for first vice-president, asked that she be permitted to resign in favor of Mrs. Laura Kalter.of this city. Mrs. Upton, who had the whole situation in hand, refused toM rs. Sco-Centertain the suggestion, field, she said, had been president of1the Equal Suffrage Club of Kokomo.for thirty years, and it was her duty to serve on the state committee. Mrs.theScofield took her seat.| There were short talks after ! election of officers. Among the speak- y era was Mrs. Flora Trueblood-Neff, of atLogansport.A contest developed on the name.A motion to call the organization the!cIIndiana Equal Suffrage club was met j q by an amendment to make it thejs Woman's Equal Suffrage Club of In- s diana. There was a brisk discussion tand the amendment lost. “We did not want the word| in there, said Dr. Lydia DeShauck, in discussing thei»(We did not want there to‘women’ Vi 1 blisscontest, bev1question implied in the title.any We dotssnot ask rights for women, but for American citizens, which weare.rtThe adoption of the constitution and , j the by-laws went through without abobble. The constitution, which is brief, contains but five sections. TheIfirst sets out the name, and the secThe latter is:ond the object.To secure for women the exerciseiof the right of suffrage, and to effect such changes in the laws as will give I*iwomen equal rights with men. Section 3 sets forth the various!offices that shall obtain, and the fourth3'♦ ! I-1fsection says:“The officers and the chairmen of the standing committees shall constitute the executive committee, which; shall meet at the call or the presidentor at the request of five members.” Sectionev» provides:The constitution may be changed by a two-thirds vote of the delegatespresent at any annual session, providing that a three-months’ notice hasinj. | been givensociation.the journals of the as-dheeThere are ten brief by-laws. Thefirst and third set out the duties of the officers.The second provides j. that any local society may join the tstate association by payment of 25cents per capita, of which ten cents per capita is go go into the nationaltreasury. Section 4 provides for anannual convention to be held at the,sdnetvaitcall of the executive committee.Section 5 provides that all officers shall benominated and elected bvballot at the annual convention bv_ 1 »cl18w vote of a majority of those present,1 o and that the officers shall serve for a n term of one year. Proxy voting will •n not be permitted.I Section f. sets forth that each club