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-5- the witnesses appearing in favor of the bill, asking them to send in a statement of the date upon which they received their testimony for correction and the date upon which they returned it. The replies disclosed that all those witnesses who received their testimony returned it early in August or sooner, but that some have never received copy of their testimony. You will readily see what a small thing this is and how it operates because after hearings it is customary to wait for the printed report before acting on a bill. When we have secured the favorable report from the Committee we are then before the Rules Committee again. You will remember the slow agony of the death of our measure on the doorstep of this Committee last February. We still have the same chairman, Hon. P. P. Campbell, of the Third Kansas District. But take heart! The position of our bill is stronger this time because we have a longer period in which to work. CONCLUSION: Finally let me urge you to keep up the work for the Maternity Bill because the opposition is going to great lengths of slander and misrepresentation. Particularly are those opponents making use of misleading publicity all over the country, some of which is creating opposition in the Congress. You should also work with strength and courage throughout the month of October and the period of the International Conference for the Limitation of Armaments for the success of the Conference. Earnestly counting upon your help, I am, Faithfully yours, Maud Wood Park. President.