People: People, Mar. 8, 1948

"Unless a woman can earn $4,000 a year—or maybe $5,000," declared ex-Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, "I think it is absurd, antisocial, and uneconomic for her to work outside the home."

"Many women, as well as men, are physically clean," mused Columnist Elsa Maxwell rather abruptly, "and although they may bathe twice a day they somehow fail to look any cleaner than if they hadn't bathed. Now why does this particularity exist in the human race?" She didn't say why.

"When I made my first success," declared low-moaning Torchsinger Libby Holman, thinking back nearly 20...