EDUCATION: Leisure School

By the time that Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt had bought a fireless cooker in the basement of R. H. Macy & Co.'s big Manhattan department store last week, 300 wide-eyed women were swimming in her wake. Six private detectives kept them at a respectful distance as they trailed her up to the fifth floor. There they made hardly a dent in the crowd already on hand at Macy's leisure school. Purpose of this school was to show some 30.000 New Yorkers per day what to do with the spare time that was supposedly...

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