Jeannette Rankin Leads Suffrage Movement in Montana
a SUFFRAGIS I LEADER i TELLS CAMPAIGN PLANS MISS JEANNETTE RANKIN EN-- THUSIASTIC OVER COMING , FIGHT FOR BALLOT. Miss Jeannette Hankln brings a breeze of conta'glous enthusiasm whenever she comes Into the city, She Is here for n few days, coming directly from Helena and Butte, where she has been looking after matters connected with the coming campaign for eipial suffrage in Montana. Miss Hankln Is national field secretary und al.so chairman of the Montana state central committee. "I went over to Butte," said Miss Rankin yesterday to a .Missoulian reporter, to see how the leaders in that city were getting along in tneir preparations tor ine meeting of the state central commit tee, which will be held there September 22 and i'.'t. I found the women thoroughly alive to the situation, even to U)e extent or suggesting mat they wear summer hats all winter in order to save money to devote to the suffrage campaign. We shall have a good meeting In Butte. At that time We must decide upon headquarters for at least the next four months during the time I must be away, helping the campaign In North Dakota and other state. We must also elect nn assistant chairman to head the state etitral committee during my absence and we must apportion the expenses or the state campaign and secure pledges from each county central miniltee. At the close of the meet ing in Butte, I expect all who are there to go in a body to the state fair at Helena. There will be things doing at the fair. We mean to put. Montana on the map with "Votes for Women" at that time. The board of directors of the state fair granted us space for a tent, but refused to give us permission to have public addresses on the subject of "Equal Suffrage." Our contract precludes addresses, but it says nothing about silent speeches. Kvery afternoon of the five days of fair week, there will be silent speeches in the spacious tent which is ours. These will be far more thrilling and effective than the ordinary address and we shall not fail of an audience each afternoon. There will also be some good literature distributed. Miss Mary Agnes ( antwell, who lias a ranch near Hunter's Hot Springs, is chairman of literature and she is pre paring a new pamphlet especially for the state fair. Then, best of all, will he the exhib its marked "Votes for Women." Prom lnent among flowers and vegetables needlework and fine cookery, there will be some of the finest samples of the housewife's skill, bearing in prominent letters the sign of her mental power, the speaking legend, "Votes for Women." Such exhibits will be sent from all parts of the state, nut Missoula county must lead them all, In order to keep her rank previously won. Missoula ladies who will send in exhibits are asked to send their names to their precinct leader before September 18. Mrs. Miles and Miss Alice Wright are In charge of col lecting and shipping the articles to be exhibited. The precinct leaders are Mrs. Vealy for precinct 1. Mrs J. Wilson Moore, precinct 2; Mrs Angevlne, I!; Mrs. Mossnian, 4; Mrs. Hutzerin, 5; Mrs. Heaeom, 6; Mrs Kctor, 7; Mrs. Hansen, 8. Miss Alice Wright for the Rattlesnake precinct and Mrs. Clements for Orchard Homes.