"Women Urge Suffrage," Oregonian, February 24, 1912, 4.





Campaign Headquarters Opened and Ten Thousand Buttons Ordered.

At the business meeting of the Portland Woman’s Club yesterday the equal suffrage campaign committee reported the establishment of campaign headquarters in the Rothchild building, Fourth and Washington streets, in charge of a secretary, Mrs. W. P. Strandborg. Many business houses are becoming interested in this campaign. The office has been furnished free of charge by a leading furniture firm; one large department store will carry equal suffrage advertisements; another store has promised to devote window displays to the cause.

Ten thousand equal suffrage buttons have been ordered for free distribution. The committee intends to make this new headquarters a sort of clearing-house for the local suffrage movement, and to affiliate with all other suffrage groups and clubs throughout the state.

The programme following the business meeting of the club was enjoyable. Miss Muriel Williams sang two numbers, accompanied by Miss Florence Jackson. In the absence of Mrs. T. H. Edwards, Mrs. Edward Jaeger read a paper on current events. R. A. Harris, state printing expert, Salem, gave an interesting address on the question, “Does the Recall Contribute to Good Government?”

A change has been made in the programme for the next club meeting, March 8, which will be “Greater Portland day.”  The music will be begun at 2:45 o’clock and will be followed be a lecture, with stereopticon illustrations.


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