WOMEN: G.F.W.C. Prexy

An indefatigable clubwoman, Mrs. Oscar A. Ahlgren of Whiting, Ind. belongs to so many committees, pursues so varied and vigorous a round of civic activities that, as her lawyer-husband says, "It stuns me." Last week Mrs. Ahlgren took the top honor in her field: she was elected president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (membership: nearly 11,000,000).

Dedicated to the proposition that women should become more absorbed in the affairs of their communities, Mrs. Ahlgren joined the Federation of Women's Clubs two decades ago. A fluent, able public speaker, she has...

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