OCR Interpretation

The evening world. [volume] (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, March 27, 1919, Final Edition, Image 24

Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030193/1919-03-27/ed-1/seq-24/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

i - IB Yrft vBI U A-ftr 33 A all i march it.
Hi XY.vj.vMjyu - oj hmJ P IHMMlVl fl fA.H
"WallStreet"WomenWho round
Stocks and Bonds Way to Top
By Marguerite Moocrs Marshall
Cawtlhb till, it ttt rttM rubUiUlin C. n Nrw Ten fomlai Wwld 1
IN no field of achievement have New York women won such unique dls
Unction as In business and finance. For centuries exceptional women
have Ehone a musicians, artists, actresses and writers. Hut It was
only artcr the Civil War Dial any large number of
women invaded the business offlce, and for years their
positions were distinctly subordinate, with much drudg
ery, poor pay and little responsibility. It is within
the last decade that a group of young women of Wall
Street, with brains, ambition and energy, have risen
to posts of authority and Influence and proved that
women are quite as well fitted to make money as to
spend it.
There Is, for example, Miss rtcalrlcc Carr. manager
of the statistical department and In charge of financial
1 1
I v Br
and mailing work for Flsk & Itoblnson. ul No. :o Exchange Place. Mlsi
Carr wis born an EnglliOwoman and graduated (rom the George Watson
College for Women In Edinburgh, Scotland. In eight years she rose from
a fit a week fob as assistant libra- 1
nan to her present position. Hho
gathers all sorts of valuable stalls
ties for Investors; In 0110 summer
she made analyses of twenty-four
railroads In the bunds of the receive.
Bhe Is frankly enthusiastic nbont
bonds and financial problems, and
believes Wall Ktrcct holds 11 grcut
future for women.
"After the quality of Imagination,"
he has uld, "I bellevo that concen
tration is the greatest essential of suc
cess. Proper dressing U 11 great nii
in the business world, but neither the
sloppy girl nor the one overdressed
will be tolerated In the best business
bouses. I bellevo thero Is, a great fu
ture for the business woman, but as
yet she meets much prejudice ami sho
has to bo 100 per cent, efficient to
compete with the man only 60 per
cent, efficient. An Important asset In
business Is health,"
A crnduate of Cornell and a charm
ing young woman, Miss Elizabeth
Ellsworth Cook Is considered one of
the "Street's" most successful bond
saleswomen, Her position Is technl:M
ly that of statistician for Hemphill.
Wolte & Chamberlain, of No. 117
Wall Street, but she Is much mora
than ihat. and one of her valushlu
business qualifications In her ability to
eliminate friction, She began us a
file clerk, after winning high scholji..
tic and oratorical honors at Cornell.
For several jcars she was private ic.
'retary to the general manager of tbo
ytw Vork Audit Company, with ovr
fifty women working under her. She
always bus been 11 11 urdent mirfraglnt.
and was Wie.prea:dent of tin
Woman's Political t'nlnn.
She has a firm frith In the honui
and efficiency of the business woninn
By Sam Loyd
tlow the "Bookie" Figure
O show how little the pntrons or
mo mri Know about the thcorj
of odds an practised ;! mi
race track let
readers sock a
solution to the
follow in- demon
ary problem: If
thi ml, are 7 to
i against Apple
Me and to r
against Humble
Ilee. whut should bo the odd against
tbe famous running horse Cucumber,
the other conlendor, providing the
"bookie" gave the best odds Justi
Ai!SiMn welSb Pounds and a cat!
itijmMs. v .
case," ho
once 'told me, "whore a business .
woman who could bo seriously consid- j
(red as such violated the trust reposed ,
In her. 1 have heard many employers
ay they preferred women to men In
confidential positions."
A woman in a Job supposed to be
closed to women Is Miss Kathleen
Taylor, one of the Street's cleverest
opcrutora She Is with Kdoy, Leslie &j
Sloan, No. 70 Hroadway, and baa an'
expert knowledge, of financial condl-i
tlons. Her lectures on "Women and'
Finance" luivii been widely attended,)
and through them many women have!
been Induced to tackle the problem ofj
handling tbolr own investments and;
attending to tbolr own tlnanciu.li
uttairs. !
Another widely known woman oper-!
utnr Is Miss Helen Hunted, manager
of the woman's department of Merrill,
Lynch & Co. of No. 7 Wall Street.
She left the classroom for thn slock
market, and her success In building!
up and handling a cllentcls of women
investors has bern pronounced.
The highest paid woman In Wall
Street Is said to to Mrn. Helen Kenny
Holmes, Sho is n urlvatn seeretnrv lit
C. W. MacQuo.d of No. 14 Wall Street.'
She began her huslness career at the!
telephone swltrhbonnl, where she nc-
quired familiarity with tho market;
through taking quotations. Hho is
sold to have the faculty of Intuition
most highly developed, und hor
"hunches" on the turns of tho uurkot
are valued by her employers.
Another woman keenly sensitive to
the tips and downs of the market is
Miss K'leanor Kerr, munager of the
slit'.ihtii-al clep.iriiii'TH of William
Morns linbrie & Co., No. SI llroad
She began as a school teacher
and has demonsiruted in tlm turns
faction of her employers her cotivlc
tion that household economy can be
uppiie4 successfully in business.
Conquering M t.Blanc
r-j-iHi: first attempt to ancend Mont
I Wane wum made by Horaio
lli tieilirt fir Siussure, a Gene-vest-
prufen.or and traveller who va.-
born 179 years ago. Aceompanlcd oy
a number of gunl hi- -gained a place
near the mmiult but wus forced by a
ti mile snowstorm to turn back, in
I'Sfi, the year after hlg first attempt,
he tried again but, although tie fuileJ,
one of his gu des d Hoovered a better
route. He did not impart his nemt
i de Saiwsure b-n let a gentlrrnun
namel Puccard Into the sei ret, and '-a
August of 1786 I'aceard, led by the
guide, became the conqueror of Mont
BUne The following year ie s.iuh
sure made the ascent and all Kuropc
-nr- u.ltVi .l.. . - ....... ..
could bfr.no qucatlon of do tiaussure'a
' triumph.
"I have never known
Know a "Vampire" by
There Are
The DIAMOND "Vamp"
The CLUB "Vamp" Plays
Zoe Beckley
G;rllht. tuie, br Tlx rrm fabblt( Co
lib N. York Lii,f Wo.-M.)
Newark, bless his good in
tentions, has appealed to the
Director of Public Safety for the
creation of a "Vampires' Gallery,"
Uy stern public posting of naughty
eyes that will not behave, of hair
that Is too golden, of cheeks that
are too pink, tho Magistrate hopes to
rid his town of fllrtle glrllcs und
mako that part of the world safe
for domesticity. Tho good Judgo
has even defined for us the vampire.
"A vampire," says he, "Is a woman
who flirts on tho street with men,
bleaches her hair, camouflages her
face, disguise herself with Clothes
and givos wrong, names, but Is un
able to change her eyes or dimples."
Not bad. nut has not His Honor
described only the most obvious type
of vampire, tho crudest exponent of
tho ancient art of preying? In the
card-deck of human omotlons where
thn queen of hearts, tbe queen of
clubs, the queen of spades and the
queen of diamonds are forever be
ing shuffled and dealt to men's
bands by Fate, doc not tbe horcer
oss of the curb affect the game tho
least? Isn't sho the "Joker" of tho
Does sho compare, for Instance,
In doadlinrss, with the vampire of
hearts sho who Is past mlstreni of
tho lures of love, spreading them
subtly, submcrgedly, as a fisher his
Has the "bleached hair" ojid "ca
tnouflaged cheek" of Judge Doettner's
Market Street vampire one-half the
seduction of the demure little vamp
a fellow meets any night nt his
chum's sister's fudge party-with her
demure brown locks pinned over her
demure pink ears, her peachblow
blush, her veiled cno nnd her simple
frock with the beguiling blue rib
bons? Is the frank flirtation and thn pass
ing "Oh, Roy!" a circumstance In
danger to the "You're so big and
strong nnd I'm only poor little me."
during the clinging waits at Mrs
Golrox's bfUl? Is the sidewalk smirk
n patch upon the pearly smile of Mnr
Jorli ns she drops two lumpi into
I la mil's ten, cuddles uon tbe chnn-e-longuo
and siys, "Now explain what
all this League of Nations means--YOU
know KVerjthlng"7 Nay, nay.
dear Judge, you must legislate the
drawing room, the golf links nnd tho
porch. You must legislate the moon
light nnd June walks and the lake.
Tho picnic and the motor ride, tho tee
r'nk and the ploy. The evening gown.
Hie picture bat. the high-heeled pump,
he veil. You must maket all men
blind to beauty, denf to flattery nnd
Indifferent to the feminine arm that
cilngs. the feminine eye that droops,
the fomlnlne voice which purrs and
promises. Post warnings against th
Vampire of Hearts, the girl with
Tv-hom love Is a talent and marrlago
sole aim.
Watch out tort. Judge, for the
Vanp of Diamond. She is every
where. She know the name of every
bachelor In Newark who owns a
motor. She rnn tell from a side
glnnco ut his sleeve in a street car
h'nw much his tailor charged for that
suit and whether or not he has his
hlrs made to order. She le.irnn
from the pattern of his seal ring j
that his family ha, always "bad i
money" and owns u coat of arms, i
She appraises his bank account from)
the fact tli.i' bo eends orchids Instead
of violets. And has small use for the
fellow who doesn't drive an "eight."
The Vamp of Diamonds ha many
of the lure of tho Heart Vampire.
But she uses them coldly, calculate
liifljr, cunningly, and with dsvastat-
Four Types Here's How They Are
Pious for RICHES
Inn: effect upon his strong box. She
has vision. Sho peers cnnnlly Into
tho future. She apportions his assets
among her relatives. Sho knows ihe
Inw of M'ttlc tnontf, dowries, alimonies
and supports. She Is usually beautiful-and
met chants her beauty to the
highest bidder with th skill of a
marttr auctioneer.
8hr Is dangerous, the nmp of
Diamonds. If you would mie men
from her. Magistrate of Newark, you ,
must forbid beauty and put n ban on
'iinlmi. No use putting hr In your
Vampire Oallery. It isn't her fan
that Is guilty. It is her heart, ber
umbltlon. Can you photograph them?
Then there Is the Vampire of Cubs,
tho Woman Scorned thn girl who
loves revnge. She too knows tbe
art of love und employs clcvercout.
terfcits Sho smiles and smiles, and
schemes and schemes, and 'Inallj
strikes when she has decided on her
weapon. Tho dark Vamp of Clubs,
Judge. Is a woman to be ported in
your gallery' Worst of It Is, you
don't always recognize her. Sho may
be the girl who was Ignored for some
body prettier. Sho may bo the one
who w-ns left for somebody charm
Inger. Or mabc she's the girl feared
for her brains and her education and
m-r mlnd-of-her-uwn Look out, sae',1
use them now to trip her victim i.b"
She will make herself more stylish
than his own wife, perhaps. She will
learn to be "distinguished looking,"
and vamp him with her smartness.
She may read up on "How to He
Charming," and suddenly spring her
nowly acquired ort. Sho may oh,
most dangerous of all, Judgo be the
"1-understand-you; no-one-else-doea"
aortl And when ah has drunk, hor
fill of triumph aha will at tedfe aa
the "Card" She Plays
The HEART "Vamp" Plays for LOVE
The SPADE "Vamp" Plays for SUCCESS
disappear, like a genuine ghost-vam-plre
In the gray of tho dawn.
The Vamp of Spades Is perhaps tliu
deadliest of all vamps because she ii
most numerous. She Is the one who
digs untiringly for success ns she
goes along. She uses her smiles nnd
,cr wm,s ana ncr ,n ,no ",0!"
Innocent ways. Her attacks upon
j.'ur n.inu anu nean ana picacmmm
.rii never ouirusive. in laci you
don't feel them nt all.
Perhaps she's your Monographer -
that ptctty blond thing who clatters
away so amicably and disposes ef ,
every offlce duly with noatm-vt.
otuce duty wttn neatni"-s and
despatch. Sho wants to "get .ilnng"--to
have the best Job, the easiest
hours, the choicest work, the higher.!
pay. First thing you know, you have
promoted her. Her Industry com
pelled you to. (You didn't realize it
was her smile!) You give hi-r a raise.
llcr ability demanded it
(You nfver
dreamed that cunning frock with the,
low- white collar and neat cuffs had !K tanlleld nnd James Hryne. Tho first
anything to do with it.) You paid 'three names were Wcqyan preach
her extra for evening work. You be-!ers, who work'd as farm laboreru on
cam ii M busy you simply HAD to get i week days and preached the Gosv-e
it done. (The llly-of-tbc-valley per- ' on Sundays. Their imprisonment was
fume in ber hair wih no factor what- jdue to their nttenipt to form a union
soever.) Every one agr rd with you of farm laborers to protest ngatns' 3
In short, that sho "got on" becnu.-! proposed reduction in wages from
he had personality. Hut she'. seven shillings to bix shillings lc
vamp, Judge, a Vamp of Spades. I than ll.Jo-per w eek. The lundtnrds
She's dangerous. Sho uses sex ns .Jwere nl. -powerful In Dorsetshire, und
weapon, nlbelt a perfectly legitimate ! the 'conspirators" were arrested
one. We repent. Judge, she is every. ! stripped, shorn of their hair nnd .-ast
wnerc in mo omce, in mo legislative
lobby, on tho Suffrage platform, be
hind the oharlty-collectlon hsti
Tho little Vamp of Spades is tho
Female 8ex at Ita moat feminine! She
has a bit ot all tho vamps In her.
Yet she la tbe least vampleh of all,
fc&t U tbe deadliest vamp, the moat
.WORKS FOR success
successful vamp and the most harm
ii ss! She can never be suppressed.
After all. does any ono really want
tho vamp suppressed?
Can vamps, o'f whatever sort, nE
Ilr,mmhAi-' .TiiHa n . wt nn
your "Vamplreh' Gallery," that An-
t,lon. Coil,,orU trl(.rt , lop inon
ft nrtlnff w!th ,0VIy vamplet J
,..t, ,.i,. .. ,i i.i ti.i
o J. . .. .'. .
piuhed was to mako it the success
ot thren hr.1son() nJ tho basis of the
nrtltit'a fortune!
Trade Unions
f-fiHE flrst "martyrs to trade union-
um" were thrown Into Jail at
Tolpuddle, Dorsetshire. England,
seventy-six years ago. They were
James und George Lovelace, Thomas
Stnnlleld. James Hammett, John
Into gaol, and eventually sentenced to
seven years' Imprisonment; "not," sold
tho Judge, "for anything you have
done, or as I can prove you intended
to do, but as an example to others."
A monument at Tolpuddle commemo
rates tb names ot the "first martyr
to trada unionism."
jPeter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater,
Could Have Kept His Wife
HE Had Been the "Sympathetic" Type the Kind
That Listens to Gossip and Troubles and Under '
stands the Feminine Nature.
SHE Would Have Put Up With All His Faults, Would
Have Clung to Him Forever and Would Even
Have Worked to Help Him.
By Fay Stevenson
Cp)rtM, till, tr tht flfM 1-uhllitUf C. (Tkj Nr Tilk LimUu Wult)
WHY are some men llko "Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater bad a wife
and couldn't keep her?" Why do their wives run home to mother
at their first frown, while other men can lose a fortune, stov for
days at tho club, and still keep their wives' first love?
In other words, why do somo wives stand by their hus
bands through thick and thin, while others will not even
allow their husbands to mention tho fact that the morn
ing cup of coffee has grounds in It without charging
them with extreme cruelty?
Wc have all known noble little women, whose hus
bands have squandered away large fortunes, to hustle
about and open up a bearding house, start a children's
private school, establish a millinery shop, or In ecme
way help tbe unfortunate man along. We have 6een the
daughters of ministers and splendid men tolerate a
husband who is
gtven to excess in
arinklng: In fact, cling to him with
devoted tenderness. And, much as
wo talk over the Jealousies of wom
ankind, many proud women have for
given their husband) more than once
when there wus another woman in
tbe case. If l mttuiH.- nn.i niiAn
quite alarming how much setne wive
I will forglvo and how little other
wives win take from the "Peter.
Peter, pumpkin eater" type of man.
And herein lies the secret. Some
men may be made of straw, and
weak, and everything under tbe
sun that they shouldn't be, but
they have also tho redeeming qual
Ity of being sympathetic. Above -ill.
they are human nnd tender and
kind to women. A wife can really
reach them nnd they understand the
feminine naturp. They are Just like
dear old ladles and they will s t down
nnd rock and gossip and feel Just the
right, sympathetic way about things.
They will let a woman talk about her
headache or art centreplcco or re
covering the parlor suite. Thry nre
able to hear tho full description of a
neighbor's new gown without pulling
out a fresh clgnr and glancing fever
ishly nt the clock: they remember
Aunt Jane's sewing box and cry r.al
tears when one reads a letter describ
ing how she Is suffering with a fatal
disease. They nrn not couted ovf-r
with that Indescrlhnblo hardness call
ed masculinity. They 'do not go on
tho theory that "a woman is only a
woman but a good clgur is a smoke."
They mako a companion of woman
and do not give hex that decided Ini-
i presslon of "remember tho dlffereni-o
In our sexes. I am u man and )on
jnro a womsn."
I nut the Peter Pumpkin eater type of
man is so hard ari so coated with his
own masculinity that his wife has lit
tle In common with him Ho never
"sits down with her, nor lets her into
his heart. He may be faithful to her,
he may be tho most perfect man on
earth, but when be dares to complain
of the coffee grounds, or when he Just
frowns tho tiniest bit at his wife, ohe
Is ready to leave him for life. It Isn't
the coffee grounds and It irn't
Does Your Parasol Match
Your Vest?
HIS braided vest of blue
sand and navy blue braid
new addition to woman's
ci lHjVinf your parasol in ceaort, to
frown which Is to blajno either. It Is
that miserable, hard, unsyinpatbttle
masculine viewpoint, which crushed
all her love right In the beginning of
heir married life.
Woman can sometimes forgive the
straw man. the weak man, jtlmply be
coute of this tenderness and sweet
ness toward life, which binds her to
him as a tender vine clings to its
prop. Sao feels that no matter what
this man has done, she must cling to
htm through It all. It is not easy for
her to forget these heart-to-heart
talks. Their sympathy Is bound to
gether. intertwined as the roots of
two plants which have grown side by
side for years. Her ono doslre Ls to
help him.
The average wife leaves her girl
hood home and friends and glvet
herself entirely to her husband. 8h
expects him to be "in tune" with ber.
to be sympathetic, to spend whole
evenings rocking and chatting with
her. She expects him, masculine as
he may prefer to appear, to nter
Into some of her fomlnlne topics of
conversation, to look at life through
the fnmlnlno eye Just for a few mo
ments. Gut this la an Impossible task for
home of the best men In tbe world
They mean to be kind, they mean U
give their wives the beM things In
life, nnd so they do perhaps. In a
worldly sense, but they cannot lift
that masculine, abrupt, blunt way of
looking nt life. If they should happen
to marry a wife who Is broad enough
to grasp th"ir masculine viewpoint,
to find h'r sympathy and sentiment
In women friendships, their married
life would run on In perfect tranquil
lity. Hut If any unsympathetic, hard
type of man is unfortunate enough to
marry a tvplcally feminine, all-worn-nn
woman, there Is bound to be a
crash some dsy. And then when th
crash comas all the world wonders
why some wives are such clinging
vines and will go through thick and
thin while poor little Peter Tumpkln
eater, who fcms te- be a perfectly
good man, has to much trouble to
keen a wtfa.
English linen with scroll design Is
is a striking example ot the eetaon1!
wardrobe, but still newer U tho dis
putcfe tae teat. ,
. a - M x f w ... .

xml | txt