CARRIERS: Ex-Stenographer

In May 1918, Mrs. Edith Jarvis Alden —whose father and two brothers were railroad men—was employed by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. to sell Liberty Bonds to employes. While peddling bonds she learned shorthand, after the War stayed on with the railroad as a stenographer. Last week the directors of Burlington, now fifth largest U. S. railroad (in revenue), gathered at No. 1 Wall Street, Manhattan, made Mrs. Alden secretary and assistant treasurer. She is the first woman ever elected to a high executive position in a major U. S....

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