Mrs. L Crozier-French, of
Knoxville, is President.
Elected to Fill Out the Unexpired Term of Miss Sarah
Memphis, Tenn., May 13.—At a called meeting here today of the executive
committee of the Tennessee Equal Suf-
frage association Chattanooga was desig-
nated as the place for the meeting next
fall of the National Equal Suffrage asso-
ciation. At the last meeting of the national organization it was decided to
hold the 1914 convention in Tennessee,
the placed to be selected by the executive committee of the state association,
Chattanooga won today by a two-thirds
At today's meeting the resignation, on
account of ill health, of Miss Sarah
Barnwell Elliott of Sewanee as president
of the state organization, was accept-
ed and Mrs. L. Crozier-French of Knox-
ville elected to serve during the remain-
der of Miss Elliott's tenure. Question
as to the right of the executive committee to select a successor to the president
was raised and it is understood that the
matter will be threshed out at the next
meeting of the state association.
Seems to be a Split.
Later announcement that Chattanooga
was selected as the meeting place of
the national convention was authorized
by Mrs. J. M. McCormack, vice-president
of the state organization who issued the
call for the meeting of the executive
It is understood that some of the
members of the committee met in sepa-
rate session later and dissented from the
action taken at the first meeting. Mrs.
Perkins Baxter, of Nashville, correspond-
ing secretary of the state association,
announcing that Nashville had been
chosen as the meeting place.
A private dispatch received from Mem-
phis by The Journal and Tribune is as
Memphis, Tenn., May 13, 1914.
Knoxville Journal and Tribune,
Knoxville, Tenn. Executive committee Tennesee Equal
Suffrage association, in session at Mem-
phis today, voted to select Nashville as
hostess city national convention. Mrs. L.
C. French elected president.
LEONORA _. BAXTER.
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