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What Umatilla, Oregon needs
is a clean sweep. But no one expected this. Corn and his best
friend Otis and learning about the first world war through the newspapers
that their teacher brought into class everyday. There were rumors
that the United States would be entering the war in 1917 for sure.
Life was changing in Umatilla. For one thing, women were now able
to vote. Corn's dad is the mayor and is running for reelection.
But, do the women have another idea?
Iím Birdine. I am one of the
committee members of the womenís group, Operation Clean Sweep. We are trying
to get the community to let us vote. We are going to nominate Cornís mom
to become mayor. She didnít like the idea at first, but she said she would
do whatever would help the committee. Corn heard our plan, but we made
him promise not to tell anyone. I hope he keeps his promise. Read what
else goes on in Operation Clean Sweep. (Prepared by Beth Poole, SCASL
Childrenís Book Awards)