Neither Good Government Or Politics
Neither Good Government Or Politics Four women ran for seats in the territorial legislature in the elections just past and none was elected. Senators, Elsie H. Wilcox and Sarah Todd . Cunningham disappeared from the lists in the primaries, Rep. Flora Hayes failed in her bid for a senate seat and Rep. Bina Mossman lost out on .reelection in the fifth district Rose August, Democrat, was defeated for the board of supervisors. That is something to think about Women have a right to substantial representation in law making and the community benefits from their presence in the legislature. For instance, that a woman with the constructive record of Senator Wilcox should suffer defeat is not in the interests of good government Whether their campaigning is faulty o whether political ramifications are too much for them is beside the point Their judgment is needed in matters pertaining to schools,-police, courts and all sides of government touching on the home. The issue of police commissions for Hawaii and Kauai would be more fairly dealt with if women could help in the decisions. Women can exert influence against steam roller legislation. They can represent domestic interests in ' government , affairs and those interests have a right to representation. Those in control of politics may someday have a serious revolt on their hands unless they recognize the rightful place of women in law making.