Women's war work
'.' -V I:-' 1 '. .. r--' L.1 Women's War Work. - . A milliou and a half women in the United States are today at work In- mu-nitlous industries, filling "war orders." More than eiht million additional women are engaged in . other, gainful occupations. ..The number of women in our industrial army has increased 2Q per cent since 1910. - r 'Since the beginning of the" struggle, not only have their numbers increased in the common: lines r of work," says a a recent bulletin of the committee on women in industry of the Council ot of National "Defence; "but there has been- a sudden influx of women iu to such unusual occupations as bank clerk, ticket seller, elevator operator, chauffeur, street car conductor, railroad track walker, section hand, locomotive wiper and oiler, locomotive dispatcher, block operator, drawbridge attendant, and em ployment in machine shops, steel mills, powder and munition factories, airplane works, bootblack iug and farmlug." Sev-era! of these women are married. Some are mothers whose husbands or older sons have gone to the front. '