U.S. At War: Distaff Side

As the Convention ended, lady reporters in Chicago scribbled furiously to record the descriptions, histories, words of three suddenly prominent women.

Lady from New York. In Sapulpa. Okla. they never thought of giving a musical entertainment without "that little Hutt girl." Texas-born daughter of a trainman on the Frisco line. Frances Hutt was not only pretty and a gifted singer; she was also smart enough to be high school valedictorian. With $400, proceeds from a Kiwanis concert, and a railroad pass from her father, she set out for New York to study singing. Through her teacher she met a promising baritone named...

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