"College Suffragists Working Fervently," Oregon Journal, October 16, 1912, 11.
One of the most busy bodies of organized women in Portland just now is the College Suffrage League, with headquarters in the Selling building. The prime idea of this league is the education of people along suffrage lines and to this end the women are distributing thousands of pieces of literature, are daily sending out many letters and have in the field many organizers, for the college women are staunch believers in the strength of organization.
Just now Clackamas, Yamhill and Washington counties are being “covered” by organizers, both paid and voluntary, there being two of the former and about a score of the latter. These are the more thickly populated counties and everywhere the workers are meeting with encouragement. In some places the W. C. T. U. has preceded them and through its efforts the people have been educated to a point that it makes them ready for the heavier arguments. These people are favorable to suffrage in almost all instances. In places where they know nothing of the movement the people are passive and it is among these that much good work is being accomplished. The meetings are largely attended and the literature is eagerly sought.
The league has been represented at every fair held in the state this fall, including the state fair at Salem, Eugene, Greshma[sic], La Grande, Clatskanie, Albany, Corvallis, Nehalem, Baker county, Pendleton, Round-up, Canby, Ashland, Medford, The Dalles, Condon, tri-county fair at Prineville, McMinnville, Hillsboro, Dallas, Harrisburg. In all of these places headquarters were established, addresses were made, information was given and literature was distributed. Unlike much printed matter distributed at such places, it was noticed by the suffrage workers that their documents were really wanted and were taken home and read.
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