503 E. Grace St. March 21, 1918.
Mr. John L. Livers, Charlottesville, Va. My dear Mr. Livers: You have, of course, received a copy of a circular letter which we have sent to all those interested in our College movement. I should not, however, be willing to see this last campaign come to a close without expressing in some personal way, both for myself and for the Woman's Committee, our thanks to you for all that you have done to make our work possible and to bring to it such success as has been ours this year. I am enclosing you a copy of a letter mailed yesterday to Dr. Alderman, which explains itself. Anything that you can do to help put in motion suggestions therein made, we shall be grateful for. I somehow feel that when the Governor is through with this Legislature and can give himself to real consideration of the matter of women at the University, we shall have some support from him. Certainly I hope so. I was very much encouraged by Mr. Dillard's temper and general attitude. Keep our mutual friend, Dr. Dillard, in touch with him, and we shall, I believe, get good results. The bill would certainly have passed could it have been brought to a vote on Friday of the week of adjournment of the Legislature. I am satisfied that some trade was made between the opponents of our bill and certain of the Dry men in the Legislature where the Dry bill had a very narrow majority to prevent our bill coming to a vote and to bring theirs up out of order. Certainly, the opponents were afraid our bill would pass if brought to a vote, and were completely taken off their feet by the large majority which the bill received in the Senate. It is a little discouraging to have to go on working, but such is the history of all reforms. Thanks to you, we have come within about $50 of meeting the expense of this campaign. I feel now we must just reform the lines, collect