Carrie Nation fountain, Hypnotism Statehouse
Sunday, February 4, 1917. WOMEN MAK PRORESS E WITH THEIR MEASURES Only the Bill for Marriage Bans Is Slaughtered. Bone Dry Bill and Mothers' Pensions Measures Are Safely Thru the Lower House. The coming of a large number of women lobbyists to Topeka to at'end the women's meetings the first of the week resulted in the introduction of a few more "women's measures" in the legislature. The Council of Women checked It up to the solona to provide dormitories for girls at the state schools. The D. A. R. put in a new bill for the marking of the Oregon trail. The Carrie Nation memorial bill was introduced in the senate and the measure to prevent exhibitions of hypnotism in the house. The passage of another week of the legislative session has been marked by the steady progress of several of the women's measures toward the final goal of tho governor's signature. The women's reformatory bill made progress progress in both houses, being released from committee with a favorable report report in the senate, and getting one committee O. K. in the house. It has still to pass the house ways and means committee. Making: Steady Headway. During the week the house has passed two of the measures of vital interest to the women's lobby, the bone dry bill and the Bird mothers pension measure. The movie censorship will come up for final roll call Monday in the house. On the other hand, the women's lobby is mourning for one dead measure, the publication of marriage bans, which was slaughtered by committees in both houses. Practically all the women's measures are now before the legislature. However However the Good Government club lobby Is busily drafting some additional measures for equal property rights and will have one of them introduced in the senate the first of the week. Mm. Mltchner for National Offir. Incidentally, the passage of the bone dry bill may mean a great deal, in addition addition to its benefit as a law, to one contingent of the women's lobby. Members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the state, who have been before the legislature working working for the law, have started a boom for Mrs. Lillian Mitchner, the state president, for a national W. C. T. U. office on the strength of the work she has accomplished. The women say that the national W. C. T. U. is watching the work of Kansas women closely and that a Kansas woman will have a good chance- chance- for national office at the next election.