"Men to Aid Suffrage," Oregonian, August 29, 1912, 18.







Public Meetings to Be Held in Parks by Noted Advocates of “Votes for Women.”

Within the near future several prominent men will speak in this city and vicinity for the cause of equal suffrage. Among those who have promised their support to the Oregon State Equal Suffrage Association are: Senator Fulton, Senator Brownell, John Manning, Dr. Andrew C. Smith and A.E. Clark. Dates and places will be announced at a later date.
Two meetings will be held today in the headquarters of the Oregon State Association, 516 Selling building, one at 1:30 P.M., when the State Central Campaign Committee will meet. An hour later, those of its members who belong also to the advisory or executive board of the Oregon State League will be joined by the other members. In this way members are saved the trouble of meeting on two separate days.
From now on the Stenographers’ Equal Suffrage League will meet every week, instead of biweekly. A chairman will be secured and different speakers will give addresses at these meetings, which will be held every Monday night at 8 o’clock in the state headquarters, 516 Selling building. Mrs. E.O. Gardner, the president, is at present away at the seaside, but on her return she will entertain the members.
The state association has recently secured permission from the Mayor to have a series of public meetings, at which suffrage speakers will deliver addresses, in the parks on the East Side, and on the West Side of the city.
These addresses will be somewhat on the line of those given by members of the College Equal Suffrage League to the employes of the mills, factories and other places, where large numbers of workers are employed.
Helen La Reine Baker addressed over 100 men yesterday at the noon hour at the East Side lumber mills, being listened to with much attention, and meeting with great success.
Under the auspices of the Woman’s Club campaign committee, four women will leave Portland this morning in an automobile to make a trip through Clackamas County with the intention of obtaining converts to the cause of equal suffrage. The party is composed of Mrs. F. Eggert, the president of the club; Mrs. F.W. Cotterill, of Seattle, who is working here throughout the campaign, Mrs. C.B. Woodruff, and Miss Helen Gillespie.

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