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her. Various forms of propaganda work have been attempted by the League during the year. Evening meetings were held in March and April in order to reach those who could not attend the afternoon meetings. Music, short talks, and light refreshments were the features. From June to October outdoor meetings were held once a month with good results. Mrs. B.B. Valentine, Mrs. Lattimer of Baltimore, and Mrs. Jessie Hardy Stubbs and Mrs. Morgan, N.Y. were the speakers. They spoke to good crowds from the step of the Custom House in Norfolk, The Court House in Portsmouth, and Casino at Ocean View. The Norfolk League joined in the national celebration May 2nd. Suffrage papers were sold in the streets from decorated autos and by banner decked vendors. Headquarters were kept open in the business disrict and members secured. At 5 o'clock a mass meeting was held at Lee Park where the Suffrage platform was adopted, suffrage speeches made, and refreshments sold. During the Pure Food Show, held in June, the Leauge maintained for 2 weeks a beautifully decorated booth where literature was given away and fancy work sold. During the year the League has resorted to several devices to raise money. "The Suffragette" cracker has been sold on commission, two subscription card parties held, and a play entitled "How the Vote was Won", given. This play has given at the Maury High School. A debate on Suffrage between High School societies filled .... The lack of funds seriously hampers the work of the league. Funds would mean permanent headqurters, and that would mean rapid growth.