U.S. At War: Ladies! Ladies!

The late John Barrymore believed there was only one weapon with which a man could successfully fight a woman—his hat. "Grab it," the Great Profile advised, "and run." Last week, confronted by a spreading strike of telephone switchboard operators, the U.S. knew just what he was talking about. For seven days the nation waited to see if the war's most puzzling domestic problem could be settled that simply. The strike's potentialities were paralyzing. But the women who were picketing the telephone companies were the Good Girls of U.S. industry—the heroines who had stuck...

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