Business & Finance: Women

Near the northern end of the Mohawk Valley at the gateway to the lake country of upper New York is Utica (pop. 100,000), maker of one-third of all the nation's knitted underwear. Remote from a metropolis, Utica society is nothing if not clubby. Rare is the matron who does not belong to one of the town's State-famed musical societies, garden clubs, welfare organizations.

One noon last March 500 civic-minded Utica matrons crowded into the dining room of the Utica Hotel abuzz with talk over Utica's latest, hottest club idea. No men were to be...

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