The National League of Women Voters met at Richmond, Va. President Belle Sherwin recorded the general chagrin that the 1924 Presidential vote was only 50.92% of the total votersa less than 2% gain over 1920. The League had aimed to get out a 75% voteor approximately 15,000,000 more voters than actually did their duty.
President Sherwin then met squarely the general criticism of women's organizations, which resolves itself into three charges:
1) Communistic programs.
2) Hasty endorsement of legislation.
3) Interest in Federal to the exclusion of local legislation.
The first charge is due, she said,...