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[1920]

NATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL HELD IN ST.LOUIS.

The Citizenship Department of the National League of Women Voters celebrated ratification in a unique way last week by holding a National Training School for field workers. While the whistles and and bells of St. Louis were proclaiming the ratification of the federal suffrage amendment in a nation wide celebration women from nine states of the Union were completing a week's intensive training in organization and citizenship, preparing to leave immediately for various sections of the United States to carry the gospel of good citizenship to the new woman voter.

When the women throughout the country became convinced that, in spite of irritating delays, the thirty-sixth state would ratify in time for them to vote at the presidential elect-ion November 2nd., the citizenship department in St. Louis was swamped with requests for field directors to establish and con-duct citizenship schools through the various states.

As a result, Mrs.Geo. Gellhorn, vice-chairman of the National League of Women Voters, and chairman of the citizen-ship department, under whose active leadership many successful schools have already been held, issued a hurry up call to the state presidents to send their best qualified women to a train-ing school to be held the week of August 23rd. Because of the short time permitted between the call and the opening of the school and because of the increased cost of travel, it was ex-pected that only those states within a short distance of St. Louis would respond, but when the school opened Monday morning the distant states of Wisconsin, and Virginia answered "present" in addition to Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, So. Dakota, and Missouri.