Adelle Parker at Labor Temple 26Jun13

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Adelle Parker at Labor Temple 26Jun13 - GREAT THINGS E; Tl Miss Adelle Parker Tells...
GREAT THINGS E; Tl Miss Adelle Parker Tells Large Audience What Women Have Accomplished on Pacific Coast. The Labor Temple was crowded to the doors last night when hundreds of People assembled to hear Miss Adelle Parker, the well - known exponent of the cause of woman suffrage, discuss the question of ''Economics and Woman Suffrage." "The first real democracy in the history of the world has been lnagurated on the Pacific coast," asserted the speaker. "All our plans are democratic ones and we have the complete control If we wish to use it." She contended that there was one great fallacy in the history of the workl, that woman should not work. In the past it was woman's lot to work as well as men. Women were educated with the result that the younger generation are finer t pes of manhood and womanhood. It Is only with the combined efforts of men and women that these economic problems which confront us at the present time will be properly solved. Klsht - tlour lay In Stores. Accomplishments which women were Instrumental in bringing about In the state of Washington were outlined by the speaker. She mentioned the gratitude of store girls who are now en - Joying the eight - hour day thorugh tho efforts of the women of that state. The abolition of the third degree in prison; the installing of matrons in Jails; the extensive probation organization for the case of Juveniles: the establishment of trade schools for boys and girls, which matter Is now receivng special attention; the introduction of domestic science, home work, and sewing In the grammar schools as well as the high schools, as a large proportion of boys and girls never reach the high school; open air schools, and the law which limits the length of hatpins, passed two weeks ago, are among the movements which have been successfully carried out through the untiring efforts of Washington's women. Tenslona for Mothers. Other measures which have been Introduced by the women of that state Include laws which aim to give destitute mothers the opportunity of caring for their children. To do this they are granted a pension of $15 per month for the first child under 15 years of age and $5 for each of her other children under 15 years. At the last legislature, and the first one to which the women sent delegates, this matter was successfully urged. Protective police work In connection with young girls who have strayed Into evil company, a special officer whose duty it is to keep young boys out of trouble by other means than consigning them to the police courts, and strict supervision over houses where Infants are being looked after were other matters which Miss Parker mentioned In connection with her state. Her final remarks were In connection with the minimum wage law for women, the abolition of corporal punishment, penal law punishing land owners who profit through renting their property for Immoral purposes, and the repeal of the coroborative evidence law. Laws In connection with the first three Issues have been passed In Washington, being urged by women. Miss Parker is naturally greatly elated over her enthusiastic reception last evening and Is hopeful that the people of British Columbia will espouse the cause of woman suffrage as have the American states on the Pacific coast. Many questions regarding her subject were answered by her last night. Miss Parker will speak at Coquitlam today, but tomorrow afternoon she will be heard at the residence of Mrs. Ralph Smith. 2394 First avenue west, and In the evening at 824 Granville street, above the Vancouver Piano Company's establishment. These will be public meetings. DON GREATER HINGS TO COME

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  1. Vancouver Daily World,
  2. 26 Jun 1913, Thu,
  3. Page 20

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