National Affairs: Tariff v. Women

A plump, chipper representative is Mrs. Teresa Norton of New Jersey. She has been speaking her mind about tariff for women—especially the proposed Smoot-Hawley tariff. She said that it would mean that women whose clothes are already too costly for their purses would have to pay 10% to 75% more for "everything that goes to make a woman comfortable."

She itemized:

"Silk is no longer the exclusive fabric of rich women. Working women use it extensively."

"Fine toilet soap is something every woman appreciates. It is not...

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