WOMEN: Heroine

In 1936 radios played The Music Goes 'Round and Around. And round & round danced Jessie Simpson with the boys in Teaneck, N. J., who admired her because she was pretty and full of pep, and had won a beauty contest at Atlantic City. Her mother would not let her capitalize on her prize: Jessie was too young—scarcely 17.

So when she graduated from high school, she got a job in the Hackensack office of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and for eight hours a day, at least, put her mind on card files and customers'...

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