Education: Spinster Snubber

At Mrs. Roosevelt's White House press conference last week, newswomen baited their hooks with a spicy morsel from Berkeley, Calif. There, one Martha Ijams, a spinster alumna of the University of California, had refused to carry on as hostess of a Charter Day alumni banquet because Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins was No. i Charter Day speaker.*"I do not believe," Miss Ijams had sniffed, "that the world is so barren of persons warranting recognition that it should be necessary for the university to delve into politics to find someone worthy to receive...

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