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PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26, 1920 Children V Coolcin -gs -gs Fashiot Woman Political Cartoonist Has Elephants and Donkeys at- at- Beck and Call of Her Pencil. ! ! ill -'-u -'-u -'-u -'-u u jjJ , T,.cf a BunA of men" MJ?SAAUI ALLEADEf? Mrs. Nina E. Allender draws one cartoon a week for The Suffragist. Lack of Feminine Political Political Artists Is Due to Fact Women Heretofore Heretofore Have Had No Active Part In Politics Says Cartoonist BY CAROLYN VANCE BELL WASHINGTON. She can draw elephants elephants and donkeys with her eyes shut. Such is tile proficiency of Mrs. Nina E. Allender, the only woman political cartoonist, resulting fro.i depicting Innumerable Innumerable times the symbols of the republican republican and democratic parties. Mrs. Allender has been a strong factor in the fight for woman suffrage. suffrage. She became affiliated with the National Woman's Party in 1914. when the first active efforts were made to push the Susan B. Anthony amendment amendment through congress.. Front that time on she has contributed one cartoon cartoon a week to the Suffragist, the organ organ of the national woman's party, and she intends to continue doing so until the amendment is ratified. Review Suffrage Steps Her cartoons as they have successively successively appeared are a pictorial review of each step in the suffrage fight. One of the latest cartoons to appear depicts depicts the situation as it now stands. A young woman is holding up at a tantalizing tantalizing height a piece of subar labeled "votes," the republican elephant ana democratic donkey are on their haunches in an attitude of supplication, supplication, fore feet up. begging fcr sugar. Idea In Shorthand "A cartoon is an idea in shorthand." says Mrs. Allender. "It is like talking to people, and in the technique one must strive for rapid and graphic effects. I must think a long time before a suitable I idea presents itself. But once I have that idea it does not take long to draw it. "The reason that there are no other political cartoonists among women is because women have not been suf ficiently interested in politics, being prohibited from taking an active part. Reaches People Mrs. Allender has a keen political sense and her cartoons have been-a been-a been-a valuable asset in the suffrage fight. Her drawings have reached people, and have made them understand and grasp the situation much more easily than through the written word. During her earlier career she was interested in painting and she has studied in Philadelphia and abroad. taues a charter member of the Arts club of Washington and is very much interested in modern art. shoes. still take thinkingftoo-They wrong they ness known General do;'1, time," then "Lost-Things the "It's days

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 26 Feb 1920, Thu,
  3. Page 11

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