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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 01, 1911, Image 18

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their ranks at -length "came the
first woman mall clerk. .
She was, followed "by a woman
day roonf clerk'-Ko'rroWd . from
the managers' -personal" clerical
service- j
.It was from the mail desk that
Th,e only. woman night-clerk in
the world is Mrs. Holden Friberg.
And she is the first to hold such
a position.
s That the hotel .is the M.artha
Washington does not! detract
from its significance.
This "only exclusive woman .
hotel" has confined service be
hind the, desk' almost wholly to
men. It has been somewhat dis- -concerting
to both men and wo-
Mrs. Holden Friberg -'iliPl8H3&?
men coming to the hotel for1 the
first time to find menbehihd the
desk, so universally has Martha
Washington been- acclaimed a
progressive woman enterprise.
While the hotel company is
made up almost wholly of women
stockholders, yet it has never had
he courage to intrust -.the-hotel
management-to a woman !
Girl bellhops- was the hotel's
original innovation. -When as
sistance was required behind the
jt-esk invihe 4istributionfjnail,
a bell girl was sumnjQijsed.aiHr
Mrs. Friberg broke into her pres
ent unique position, supplanting
the oldest man employe.
Aside from welcoming and
speeding- guests for midnight
often brings in many ocean trav
elersMrs. Friberg checks up the
hotel books every night, acc6un
ing for the occupant of every
room. ' '
- .
. It's got to get mighty cold to
destroy -the average girl's appe
tjte for jicfijqrsam so, Jongs Jtfce
young man has .the pVice liiiAci

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