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KANSAS WOMEN IN LITERATURE
By Nettie Garmer Barker
TO MY NEAREST AND DEAREST--
MY SILENT PARTNERS--
MY HUSBAND AND MY MOTHER.
KANSAS WOMEN IN LITERATURE.
"We are proud of Kansas, the beautiful queen,
And proud are we of her fields of corn;
But a nobler pride than these I ween,
Is our pride in her children, Kansas born!"
--Ellen P. Allerton--
--Or adopted. In this galaxy of bright
women, the State has a noble pride for every
name, be its owner Kansas born or adopted,
is a mightier force for good than its "walls of corn."
The last place one would expect to find romance is in arithmetic and
yet--Miss Effie Graham, the head of the Department of Mathematics in the
Topeka High School, has found it there and better still, in her lecture
"Living Arithmetic" she has shown others the way to find it there. Miss
Graham is one of the most talented women of the state. Ex-Gov. Hoch
has called her "one of the most gifted women in the state noted for its
brilliant women. Her heart and life are as pure as her mind is bright."
She was born and reared in Ohio, the daughter of a family of Ohio
pioneers, a descendant of a Revolutionary soldier and also, of a warrior
of 1812. As a student of the Ohio Northern University and later as
a post-graduate worker at the University of California, Chicago
University, and Harvard Summer School, she has as she says, "graduated
sometimes and has a degree but never 'finished' her education."
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