03-23-1995 - She was quoted in a nice ladies magazine of her day as
saying the way for women to succeed is to "Take one generous dose
of persistency, add one large measure of industry, the kind that takes
no thought of dances, evening parties, or prolonged vacations. Mix thoroughly
and season with a good portion of humor and several ounces of tact - and
don't get emotional. It's what the men expect us to be." She was Florence
Allen, the first women to sit as a judge of a US Court of Appeals (see
below). What she also said (that was not quoted in the ladies magazines
of the day that were all edited and run by men): "The other judges
are *not* expected to be responsible for selecting the dining room draperies
or entertaining at a luncheon. Why, just because I am a woman, should I?
I don't cook or sew or shop for the simple reason that I haven't the time
or energy for these things, any more than the men judges have." As
a radio personality wouldn't say because he wouldn't be caught dead saying
good things about women whom he considers his personal punching bag: "And
that's the rest of the story."
03-24 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and
B. 03-24-1899, Lt. Commander Dorothy Stratton, director of Women's
Reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard (SPARS), had joined WAVES (Navy women)
in 1942 at a lieutenant, quickly rose to Lt. Commander to take over the
SPARS 11-24-1942. Had been dean of women at Purdue University and was instrumental
in having women's dormitories built at Purdue and having employment placement
extended to women.
B. 03-25-???, Emma Barrett, "Sweet Emma" of unknown
age who wowed the jazz players of New Orleans with her hot piano playing
starting with bands in 1923, but could not read music. She was "discovered"
nationally in the 1970's and was much recorded.
B. 03-24-1907, Lucia Chase, director and inspiration of American
Ballet Theatre who danced in character roles into her 70's.
Event 03-24-29-1919, League of Women Voters, established at the
convention of the National-American Convention. Its official formation
was symbolically timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of women's
voting rights, equal to that of men, established for the first in the world
in the territory of Wyoming in 1869.
Event 03-24-1985, the National Association of Attorney Generals
(of the various states) called for the U.S. Justice department to investigate
abortion clinic bombings and terrorism as violations of the Federal Civil
Rights laws. The Republican administration ignored the request.