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Seneca Falls, Post-Standard - Women's Rights Project Wins President's Praise...
Women's Rights Project Wins President's Praise For A SENECA FALLS.--Seneca Falls bade godspeed yesterday afternoon to hundreds of visitors who were here for the two-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first woman's rights convention in the world. The visitors, many of them prominent feminists from nil pai'ts of the country, came to honor the memory of Elizabeth Cady Stanion Stanion and Lucretia Mott--the two -women responsible for that convention convention held in the Wcslcyan 19 and 20, chapel here on July 1848. The concluding program of the two-day centennial observance, a mass meeting at 10.30 a. m. yesterday' yesterday' in Mynderse academy auditorium, auditorium, was marked by addresses. TRUMAN SENDS GREETINGS 34rs. Emily Knight MacWilliams, chairman of the Seneca Falls women's women's centennial committee, presided at the mass meeting, and read greetings from President Truman, who was unable to accept an invitation invitation to be on the program. In his greetings, sent from The White House, President Truman said: "The Women's Rights centennial is a notable milestone in history of block or proclaiming a new 'woman's 'woman's movement,' but by taking full advantage of those opportunities row open to us. In this new century century let us then think. in terms of women's opportunities instead of women's rights. Let us think ol ourselves as cittecns first and our role as women second-" TELLS OF GRANDMOTHER Mrs. Nora Stanton Barney, Greenwich, Greenwich, Conn., architect and engineer and a granddaughter o£ Elisabeth Cady Slanton, outlined the life of her grandmother and pointed out she lived in Seneca Falls for ! has S. 16 years fclP II she were living today/' Mrs, Barney said, "she would no doubt be champion of civil rights and just as many unpopular causes as in 1848. She *,vould be demanding the full eman--;-rtion of -woman and equality of "rights under law, inveighing inveighing against intolerance, and bigotry,, imperialism and monopoly, and championing the rights of the common man thruout the world/ 1 Another descendant of a pioneer feminist, Miss Susan B. Anthony. 2, New York city, author and lecturer, lecturer, and a great-niece of the woman whc^i Rochester will honor Joseph of a and Syracuse would center furt nance , sticks the young been free and assistance drop American progress. These coura- a t a program Wednesday, drove to ^f j _ _ _ _? _"^ _3 _ _ ^ .__ m^.» ^ m^± ^^tm t ^ .~ k -_. .M. _. · 1 · w ^L .^K r*. V'V .^^In f% geous and strong, minded women who projected the memorable Seneca Seneca Falls convention builded better than they knew. The famous resolutions resolutions adopted at the j convention a century ago stated in clear and eloquent terms the principles upon which the long struggle of American American women for the right to vote was carried on thru the subsequent decades decades until the fight was won, "How abundantly our American women have demonstrated their abilities and qualifications to take their places side by side with rnen in the discharge of all + the duties of citizensip. IN HIGH POSITIONS "In" high public service whether as members of the senate and the house of representatives, governors of states, mayors of cities, or in innumerable innumerable other civic posts, they have justified the rights for which those women ol vision launched the fight in 1848. "The nation is richer because they are now privileged to exercise the right so long denied ihjem. It gives me great pleasure to send hearty felicitations and warmest personal greetings to all who gather for the centennial celebration" Miss Dorothy Kenyon, New York city, former judge of the municipal court there andl U. S, delegate to the commission on the status of women of the United Nations, delivered delivered the principal mass meeting the curse especially to -attend the woman's tights centennial clothing Seneca- gram., ACCEPTS INVITATION Miss Anthony.accepted an invitation invitation to appear on the mass meeting program and presented a "Declaration "Declaration of the Women of 1948 to the Women of 2Q48/' of her own composition, composition, and indorsed by a large group of American women including including Pearl Buck, Mildred Thompson, dean of Bryrx Mawr college and Mary Norton, representative in Congress Congress 'from Massachusetts, The declaration in part: "The women of Seneca Falls, one hundred years ago 'determined to free themselves frorn^ ugly -bonds that crippled and hampered their fullest growth as'mothers, work-: ers and citizens. Their immortal Declaration of 1848 called upon the women of America to unite and throw off these bonds* WOMEN TO UNITE "We, the women of 1948 do unite this year to make our deciaration, addressed to you, our children's children, the women of 2048, , , " "Therefore, we do declare to you that we will crush the ugly heads' of greed and profit We will stamp out the thieves who rob us of our children in war and who steal from us and our families a moment of beauty in a lifetime of pain.*/' "We declare to you that we will insure your right to be born and address in which she daclared: "To- to bear children of your own day is not meant fez complacency over past achievements, great as these may have been but for ways and means of implementing human freedom in the future." 3 FOB USE OF BALtOT Miss Kenyon continued: "In the political field we must make greater and more effective the use of that key which unlocks all the other doors to freedom--the ballot We must have, more and many more qualified women In all posts of government. ^Government needs to be fertilized fertilized by women; the women's point ol view, if there be one, and certainly certainly women's brains are badly needed in every type of skill and at every level* Women need to develop develop a much greater sense of confidence confidence in themselves; .f In a short address. Miss Anna Lord Strauss, Washington, D, C,, president of the National League of Women's Voters and great-granddaughter great-granddaughter of Lucretia. Mott, said, in part: *1 believe firmly that we, as women will win more opportunities, opportunities, not in promoting a woman's Working increasingly for the liberation liberation of womankind and mankind from poverty, disease and war/ "We' declare to you that we will give over our lives so that you, our children's children may live. will liberate our sex, and various races, from the .economic, political and social bonds' that still cripple us, 100 years alter the women of 1848 started their long battle to loosen them. For we, the women of 1948, can only free our land, our world of war and poverty, if are free to do it. * · * ADVERTISEMENT A Million Dollars to Relieve Piles It i$ estimated that over a dollars a year is spent on varied remedies io relieve piles. 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  1. The Post-Standard,
  2. 21 Jul 1948, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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