"Anti-Suffragists Meet, Plan to Combat Votes for Women Movement Considered," Oregonian, April 13, 1912, 11.





Plan to Combat Votes for Women Movement Considered.

An open meeting of the Anti-Suffrage Association of Oregon was held yesterday at the Multnomah Hotel. The principal purpose of the meeting was to decide definitely on a plan of campaign to combat the suffrage movement at the coming state election. It was presided over by its president, Mrs. Bailey, and there were 40 persons present, including General C. F. Beebe and W. D. Wheelwright. The principal address was made by Judge Corliss, of North Dakota, who took as his subject “Taxation Without Representation” and chiefly devoted his remarks to the business and moral features of the question. He was followed briefly by Mr. Wheelwright, who also will deliver the principal address at the next meeting, to be held at the Multnomah Hotel on the afternoon of April 7. Thereafter the meetings will be held monthly at the same place.

Reports were read by the secretary, Miss Elinor Gile, and by Mrs. Wallace McCamant, treasurer of the association. Miss Failing read a very interesting letter from Miss Goddard, of Colorado Springs, a former suffragist, but now strong in opposition to the movement because of the unpleasant results she found from its adoption in Colorado. Miss Goddard is president of the Colonial Dames of Colorado and very prominent socially in that state. It was announced that Miss Martin, of New York, and a noted anti-suffrage speaker, would soon arrive in Portland, and under the auspices of the association deliver a number of addresses in different parts of the state.

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