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Josephine Conger was born in Centralia, Missouri, attended the radical Ruskin College at Trenton, Missouri, and came to Girard to edit a woman's column for the _Appeal to Reason_. She was a niece o J.A. Wayland. In 1907 she began publishing a seaparate woman's periodical, _Socialist Woman_. Two years later the name changed to _Progressive Woman.._ From 1909 to 1912 it was published by the _A peal_ press. Conger then moved to Chicago and continued to publish it for another year or two. Please see Elliott Shore, _Talkin' Socialism: J.A. Wayland and the Role of the Press in American Radic lism, 1890-1912 (U. Press of Kansas, 1988) and Mari Jo Buhle, _Women and American Socialism 1870-1920 (U. of Illinois Press, 1983) _Socialist Woman_ is available on microfilm. Pittsburg State Unive sity in Pittsburg Kansas has the most complete collection of all variant editions of _The Appeal to REason_. It's been quite some time since I have looked at any of the documents, so I hope this helps. Virginia J. Laas Social Science Department Missouri Southern State College 3950 E. Newman Road Joplin, MO 64801 Laas-V@mail.mssc.edu I have been searching the net, unsuccessfully, for information on Josephine Conger who was editor of a magazine published briefly entitled "The Progressive Woman." My interest stems from information I have that Helen Rashman Untermann and Conger were "life-long friends" and that Helen was a co-editor of the magazine. I am trying to verify the association between Helen and Joesphine and to determine the context. I also would like to know if copies of the magazine are extant and where. The Progressive Woman was apparently published in Girard, Kansas in 1910. Girard seems to have been something of a seedbed as it also was the hometown of Marcet Haldeman, niece of Jane Addams and wife of Emanuel Julius who also had some connection with the Untermann family. I am writing about Ernest Untermann and family. He seems to have been an important theorist and writer for the Socialist Movement between 1900 and 1920, and I am trying to find out more about his connections to Debs, London, Piet Vlag, and George Shoaf in particular. Ernest and Helen Untermann divorced, but I do not know when or where. Their daughter Elsa Clara was apparently involved in some unsavory way with Socialist party members, particularly Piet Vlag and George Shoaf. I am trying to make sense of all of this. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you. Marie Nelson email@example.com