CHILE: Housewife No. I

For 30 years, Chilean women had seen bills for women's suffrage introduced in Congress, had watched them languish and die. This time they meant business. Led by sleekly coiffured Rosa ("Mitty") Marckmann de González Videla, 41, wife of the President, they determinedly celebrated Women's Suffrage Week, felt sure that a new bill before the Chamber of Deputies would both live and become law.

At a special session of Congress, the galleries were packed by smartly dressed members of the Chilean Federation of Women's Clubs (FECHIF). Congressmen outdid themselves with promises. But promises were not enough for Mitty González, FECHIF's honorary...

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