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Effie Frost to Lucy Johnston

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Verdi, Kansas
Nov. 6, 1912
Mrs. W. A. Johnston,
Topeka, Kans.
Dear Friend:
While I am grieved that the Democrats were elected, I am glad there are so many Democrats who are loyal to their women and are willing that they shall be their help meet in the use of the Ballot. And now, that we have the weapon, I pray that we may never falter in pushing forward and use it in destroying all vice breeding places. You can imagine how I feel when I pass by the Pool Hall on my way to the Post Office (the Pool Hall is so close to the Post Office that you cannot go there without hearing the noise and often the vilest language) and see my Sunday School Children in there. I would run in and bring them out, but that would not do, for their fathers frequent such places, and all I can do

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is to tell them in not a too direct manner where such things will lead them.
As you know, I have a residence in Junction City and would be so glad to stay there, but no one will keep up the Sunday School here and it is the only thing the children have to give them any knowledge of the Bible, so I have to be here every Sabbath. Several attempts to organize a Church have been made by different Ministers without success. The people openly say they are willing for their children to attend Sunday School but they (the oldest ones) are ?too busy to attend Church?. We have had some of the ablest men here without an audience; so you see how critical the situation is. I have thus far, been treated with respect in the Sunday School but I know of the fate of other workers and am always expecting that my turn will soon come. O I wish they would pass a law forbidding Pool Halls and such things in any of the villages where there are no Police protection. May the time soon come when the Billard Hall a Reading Room will be.

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I went down and saw the vote canvassed and was surprised at the number of votes thrown out. Some of my lady friends wanted to go but was afraid the men would not treat us right so I went alone and was very kindly treated. they expected us and had provided candy.
Thanking you for all your efforts and rejoicing with you in the Victory I am
Affectionately Your Friend.
Effie B. Frost
232 West 6th St Junction City, Kans.

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