Marion Cowan Burrows running for state house, 1922

Clipped from US, Massachusetts, Boston, Boston Sunday Post, September 17, 1922

I, SEPTEMBER 17, 1922WHAT SHE’LL DO IF ELECTEDDr. Marion Cowan Burrow? of I.ynn, nominated for the Massachusetts House of Representatives by the Republican voters of her district. according to the tabulation of votes made by order of the Secretary of State. She is expected to le the first woman member of the State Legislature.Thc Lynn woman who may be the first of her sex to be elected to the Massachusetts House of Reprcsenta“In 190*, she saiO. “I opened a drug* store. See—you can »ee It. down there, at tho corner of the street.“Did keeping a drugstore teach youtives received her elementary political ' aif.3i'h'liY?' . _ .. I It did. I met all sorts of people,education in a drug store! land around election time the talk thatDr. Marion Cowan Burrows, one . )™nl ^ack and foith when the men of. . . . me neighborhood uropped In taught meot the most prominent women in the u jot.Bay State, declares it was the after- j Blank/ someone would say. ’hasn'telection “post-mortems’’ of her drug store customers that first taught her the. workings of the body politic.For many years she has been interested in the affairs of her home city. The other day she was nominated for the Legislature on the Republican ticket.At least, she thought she was. Then it seemed as if Alfred W. Ingalls had won. But at last she is victorious. She’s sure of it. Unless there’s an unfavorable recount!What will she do if she is elected''It’s rather exeltl won. then to think you've lost, then to pars a day or two not knowing what to think, and finally being told thu It's all right to throw your hat In the air and cheer, and that congratulations are In order.Did you ever arrive a*, a person's hmne. ring the doorbell several time?, sit down on a plarra chair patiently for the person to return from whcrevtr she may be visiting, and then hear the telephone hell Inside the house ringing Its head off? To sit for 15 minutes, and hear the phone ring. stop, ringa chance!'“And then someone else would reply. •Hasn't he? He’ll win In a walk!*—or words to that effect. \And then each would air his views. The first would toll why Blank couldn't win. Tho second would tell why he must win. Of course, the opinions were conthadlctory, but If you sifted them carefully, separated the wheat from the chaff, the wise *0111100? from the hot-air. you did. In th* end. know something. Especially if you weren't biased to begin with. And you picked up a great deal of election psychology. You found out how a successful campaign should be conducted, by learning, from the offended, the offensive points.• Afterwards. 1 became a practising physician, and was asked to establish the city of Lynn's chemical laboratory.I was tliw city's first chemist and l*ac-t-rlologlet and served in tlmt capacity. ior a' number of **ars. 1 was also theto think ou\ i[lbl Wonian n,r.,ii,al Instructor in theLynn public schools.Mr. Charles Burrows. Dr. Buroows’ husband, has helped his wife-greatly In her campaign. Politics Is an old. old friend of his. He .‘ervod for years as n member of the New Hampshire L-g-!sfc**uro. and has been on the old andnew Lynn City Councils.But. Mrs. Burrows, you haven't answered the first question. What have you planned to do when elected?• I've planned to do the host I can, work with the good of nil the people In mind, not devote myself to any particular group or class. 1 think that women. gradually, will work themselvesagain, stop again, for 15 minutes worth? ,nto PVb,,r an'1 ‘ha* th*,r »”*’..*_ _ _________.1— It I enre there will he good for the com-It's a queer sensation. Furthermore shows the power of the pre»in unity and Stale and nation. A wo-For while Ih a ttdephone was ringing. I * am?! TTyTu atr. Marlon Cowan Burrows did not ft man does, and T bell* \c that I,... nmt.i. the womans \i\\ point is needed.•pointAiv there any laws that you mean to work for-any definite alms?There are. of course. There Is much to be done, say. for tho women au*l children of Massachusetts, but I'm not going to make an rash promises that I may be unable to keep. It's rather disconcerting to proclaim to the world that you're going to do such a thing, and then find when you try to do ft. that 11 can't ho done! No. I'll make 110 rash promises, hut I will make this prbmlae: That If toy district elects me I’ll do my level last to serve Jt|| the people well.' '! And. after all. Mr. and Mrs. Voter will tell you that that's all they expect of any candidate.Drknow herself that she had been nominated by her party to contest for a seat In the State Legislature! But her friends had been reading the evening paper.When she arrived, the first question a as:Have you planned what you're going to do w’hen you're c ite ted?When I'm elected? she frowned. I don’t understand. How can I beelected?”Well, they say that this district almost Invariably goes Republican.“But Mr. Ingalls ”Thus the evening paper was brought Into play. Dr. Burrows read It with evident, pardonable, Interest. She smiled. Things were Indeed beginning to 190k brighter.And all the. Item said. In substance, was that according to h tabulation of tho Lynn election returns made In the office of the Secretary of State. Mrs.Burrows had been nominated by her party by a margin of W votes.Immediately, the telephone rang. Dr.Burrows answered It. Then more talk, and the telephone rang again. It would probably have been easier to haw fiveminutes' conversation with her from a the sun's rays are prevented from pay station than from a chair on her caching tho ground by a low-flying own plassa. , mist.You know.” she said, it s all pretty of c.mfFc, the machine, being above •picer. At 10 o'clock on Tuesday night , ,he mlA. Is lighted by the full blaze cf they flashed on the screen the news th, sun. but the sunlight which Is r--thut I had been nominated. In the j ||voted upwards fmin the top of the morning, the papers said that Mr. In- haze overpower., the foehlo rays of galls had won by 20 votes. Naturally, the Icsa brightly lighted ground.'THE EARTH AS A STARAlthough It is |*ossibla for an uviator to bo invisible from tho ground and yet the ground to be visible to him. It Is equally true that while an aeroplane can he seen from below, the ground cannot bo seen from the aeroplane.The condition of this latter ph'-romenon arises when h large part the sun'shaving been told that I had both won and loet. and not being sure wh'cli to believe. I asked for a recount. It'll take place on Monday. Now. I'm not sure what to do I’ll have to see my lawyer. If this tabulation nominates me with-it Is astonishing how much glare really can b* rctUcted from a doud-for a low-lying mist la but a cloud resting upon the ground.If. for example, we were transport-.! to Home other planet in the Solar Sys-out question, there’ll be no necessity for) tent, wo should see the earth as brll-a recount, of course, and I may with- j fiantly Illuminated as Venus «»r Jupiter, draw my petition. However, that’s as owing to Its c'oud-lad.n atmosphere, may be . . .” the sunlight being thr**wn back IntoAnd the telephone rang. j space by the clouds.And then a parade of automobiles, Hence, It *s not surprising to lean drew up before the house—p*-opltlt; com-1 that the reflected sunlight from a thick Ing from here, there, and everywhere1 ground-mlst Is bright enough tlt;* «».• •-to congratulate the victor, who, if the power the feeble rajs Issuing Irom th • lection runs true to form, should blt; lea* brightly lighted ground. Massachusetts' first State ReprescntH- Tho effect, as lias been point'd out b\* tlve. J, high ^authority. Is similar to that ofMrs. Burrows' career I? impi vsatve. i.e.* cur vain ever a window, wh.cii Bb* la a graduate of the Massachusetts enables the occupants of n room to ace Collage of Pharmacy, and of Tufta out, while the Interior cannot be Medical College. • fiom the outalde.. Burrows, Possible, Woman Member of House j Learned Politics in Store1