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Students debate: should women have the right to vote?


Thursday, Dec. 24, 1908

from the Mathews Journal

The open meeting of the Philomathean Literary Society of the Mathews High School, which was held in the Court House on the night of Dec. 16, was a success in every way. The attendance was quite large, a good many people coming from a distance, in spite of the dark night.

The program was of a high order, songs, recitations, declamations, and debates following each other in rapid succession and all of them being well rendered. Probably the most interesting feature of the evening was a debate between two girls and two boys upon that mooted question, “Women’s Suffrage.” Very naturally the young ladies thought they should be allowed to vote and very naturally the young gentlemen took a different view of the matter.

On Sunday night “Old Santa” visited the home of Rev. L. J. Phaup, the pastor of the Mathews Charge. He came to represent Salem Church, having as his assistants the Epworth Leaguers o...

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