Business: Katy's Lady

"The relationship of American women to business is steadily expanding in importance. The conduct of the railroad and its service from the woman's viewpoint grows in importance correspondingly." So last week spoke Michael Harrison Cahill, president, board chairman and chairman of the executive committee of Missouri-Kansas-Texas ("Katy") railroad. He had just appointed as his assistant Mrs. Frances Whitehead of St. Louis, widow of the late Charles N. Whitehead, long an M-K-T man, president the year he died (1926).

Mrs. Whitehead has been acquainted with railroading since she was a girl in Texas, receiving...

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