"Slowly, one by one, the barriers have been lowered . . . countless fields . . . time immemorial . . . wife ... mother . . . the more women become identified with the affairs of business, the higher we may expect standards of conduct to rise."

There was a burst of applause, the applause that always follows this speech, no matter where delivered, or by whom. This time the deliverer was Governess Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming. The occasion was the opening of a new Gimbel Brothers department store, in Philadelphia....

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