WOMEN: Mrs. Feasance

When women first got themselves into politics, their cry was, "Watch us clean house." Now, when women politicians get into trouble, an inevitable echo comes back, "Let women clean house at home."

Fairminded persons who try to ignore such cries and echoes, last week pondered the case of Mrs. Florence E. S. Knapp, an ambitious, grey-haired matron whom New York elected as its first woman Secretary of State in 1924.

One of Mrs. Knapp's duties in office was to take a census. The people of New York were by no means all counted...