The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on August 2, 1959 · Page 20
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 20

Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, August 2, 1959
Page 20
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Defends Femmine Ability to Control Purse Strings jtfereff Conducts Study on Church Mombership WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Next time your husband accuses the feminine sex of having no business sense, grab a copy of "Who's Who" and show him the biography of Mrs. Aryness Joy Wicltens. She's the new economic adviser to Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell, the highest ranking woman career official In the Civil Service and one of th* country's foremost author itiM on business and economic matters. She's also an enthusiastic defender of her sex's much-maligned ability to control purse strings. Spending Her comebacJt to claims that capitalism works better when run by men is, "Men had better take a look at women's checking accounts. Women own a great deal of this country's wealth and spend the bulk of the money." She admits that many gals have a lot to learn about business. But she reminds male critics that, "Some men don't have a business sense either." Mrs. Wickens believes husbands are often to blame for feminine laxity in handling family financial matters. "Women will learn about business affairs of the family if their husbands will teach them," she declares. "It's no help if he says, 'The little woman would never understand,' and doesn't try to explain things." To bacl< up her confidence in women's financial ability, she points to the large number of gals employed in jobs that used to be handled exclusively by men. Examples are real estate and insurance sales jobs. Also more women are becoming tellers in banks. "You never saw a woman in this kind of work before the war," Mrs. Wickens notes. Opportunities She explains that there are unlimited business opportunities for women, especially in jobs that require mathematical ability, such as those in the statistical field. For women Interested In a business career, she says, "There's practically no occupation that a woman can't go into If she has ability, drive and doesn't carry a chip on her shoulder." She explains that women often make a fuss about unimportant things like being excluded from business and professional clubs. When this happens, they often claim they are being discriminated against because of their sex. "This isn't always so," Mrs. Wickens declares. She says when she first entered government service that her eppUcation for membership in an exclusive New York business and economics discus sion group was turned down. "Twenty-five years later," she explains. "I was finally invited to join and was escorted into] the meeting room by the men." Global Developments Today, Mrs. Wickens' astute grasp of economic problems Is applauded by her male colleagues all over the world. Her pre.sent Job calls for her to study global economic developments and advise Secretary Mitchell on how they are likely to affect Labor Department policies and other government programs. She also assists congressional committees studying economic problems. Mrs. Wickens, from Belllng- ham. Wash., has worked for Uncle Sam for 30 years. She's; 59. Her first government jobsi were with the Federal Reserve ^ Board and the National Emer-' gency Council which was organized to solve depression problems. ' She was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor, ^or Employment and Manpower in 1956. She has also represented the U.S. at several international labor conferences.: Two Sons Mrs. Wickens has two sons. One is attending college in California. The other is enrolled in a Pennsylvania pre­ paratory school. Her husband, a former Agricultural Depart-fin keeping the large house in ment economist, runs a cattle ranch In Avon, S. D. She explains that the family gets together several times a year at the South Dakota ranch and at a 10-room farm house which she and her husband own in Maryland. What little free time she has Is spent order. Her practical nature is revealed by her housekeeping technique. "I find it's easier to take care of a big house with lot of rooms," she explains. "When one gets cluttered up you just shut the door." Don'f Over-Do Pasfel Lipsticks BEREA, Ky. — (iW— A sur vey by Berea College here indicates that In proportion to population, the Southern Ap palachian mountain region—a seven - state area between Pennsylvania and Alabama— has more churches and fewer church members than any other region in the United States. Vou can have fun this summer experimenting with the <tew white and pastel lipsticks. But, don't go ovexboard! Remember that there isn't a female alive who can afford to wear white lipstick alone. It's true, too, that white lipstick, applied over a darker shade creates a weird q^nd chalky look. So be sure that you use your white lipstick under another shade, and not on top of It. If you have a fair complexion and prefer to stay out of the mn, you would do well to use a light pink shade over your white lipstick to create • pale Parlsienne look. But for the beach-goers who prefer a lawny appearance, there is a delightful shade of RAotNK etnfDAT BVLtstm ri Auittslt. 1919 8ce.2. Pai«7 I coral, just made to set off to advantage that lummertan. There 's no need to look ghostlike or chalky. For the ppstel colors, carefully applied over white, will give a dewy, charming transparency to your complexion. The year 1816 Is remembered as "the year without a summer." Poncho Is Cover-Up for Stadium, Sportscar The poncho is the new cover- up for stadium and sportscar. One of the most practical versions is presented by one manufacturer using a plaid wool blanket. Slashed in the middle, it has its own hood and j closes with a slide fastener un-, der the chin. Flattened, it is a lap robe or blanket. Second ^y^i nnii /i V2 PRICE SALE On All Rfducing CoHrus REDUCE NOW LOOK AND FEEL YEARS YOUNGER 1 WEEK ONLY Act HOW at thii ••nsotienal Mving li Iting offered for 1 week only. (INROLL NOW—during this spe- eiol ovont — ond achoduio your trootiNontt at your convoniance.) 1 Month $13.50 2 Months 25.00 I Months 36.00 6 Months 59.00 1 Ytor 85.00 A NIW, lASY METHOD THAT IS OUARANTEiD TO GET FAST RESULTS PHONE TODAY FOR YOUR FREE TRIAL VISIT ME 4-1953 AUGUST SALE OP DISTINCTIVE FURNITURE DECLARATIOBT by Drexel Occasional Chair Regularly $119.95 1107.95 Ottoman Regularly $57.95 $52 .11 Hi.Buck Chair RcRularly $180.95 $16t.85 SettlA ReRularly $122.50 $110.28 Cocktail Table Regularly $42.00 $37.81 Chcit Regularly $211.00 $l8».9t 6/0 Bookcaia Bed Regularly 1180.00 $1I5.N Night Stand Regularly $96.50 $50.88 Triple Dreiser Regularly $180.50 $162.48 Mirror Regularly $66.00 $5».4t Cane Back Chair Regularly $61.50 $88.88 Ilrre Is fiirnilnrc tlifit lirings fr ^^slincss and originality to your homa . . . Monds linppily willi what you have. .Some thingn are «iirrct (Ipncendenta of Shatter furniture ... a foiir-poater hcH . . . white milk glass shelves . . . drawer piilla in while porcelain. In wood treatment, Declaration shows off its contemporary side . . . •elected walnut, oiled and hand-rubbed. In every aspect of cabinetry. Declaration emhodira the quality that haa made Drexel famous. All exactly as illuatrated: Cocktail Table Regularly $63.00 $86.7$ Bst lllMtrated: Other Daelarattoa pleoea Sofa Regularly $328.$$ ..$I$6.I8 Tub Chair Regularly $158.50 . $141.68 Btap Tabla Regularly $40.50 ....$44.81 CocktaU Table ReguUrly $63.00 ...$56.76 End Table Regularly $48.50 Corner Table Regularly $115.50 $103.98 Regularly $122.50 $110.28 Bid* Chair Regularly $37.00 $33.30 Cupboard RoRiilarly $!»3.50 ... $84.15 $41.6$ ,$SI.4$ $91.$$ .|8t.$l Folding Table Regularly $36.00 Bookcase Regularly $102.00 Game Table Regularly $56.80 Comer Desk Regularly $93 .50 ...$$3.1$ Panel Bed Regularly $67.00 ...$66 .30 Bpindle Bed Regularly $73.50 ...$66.1$ China Cabinet Regularly $242.00 $tl1.$0 Drop Leal Tabla Regularly $128.50 |11S.6$ Buffet Regularly $184.50 $166.05 Deck Regularly $149.50 $134.58 Arm Chair Regularly $50.00 $45.00 Round Table Regularly $128.50 $115.61 rr Extension Table Regularly $128.50 $115.68 m 8-Dra \vfT Dresser Regularly $151.50 $136.35 Mirror Regularly $55.50 $49.95 6-Drawer Dresser Regularly $132.00 $118.86 Mirror Regularly $45.50 $40.95 Chest Regularly $155.50 $139.95 Bookcase Bed Regularly $102.00 $91.80 6/6 Catkin Bed Regularly $122.50 $110.28 Night Table Regularly $40.50 $44.55 Canopy Bed Regularly $122.50 1110.25 €«ll •» 61 Portmr Inimrlmr dmewHtor for .. • thU |irofeatloN«l a«rvle0 la yoiira for thm m§Mtt§ 523 Main St. Open 9 to 9 Bachelor Chest Regularly $102.00 $01.M with Vanity Unit Regularly $122.50 $U0.3I Bench (A Orada) Regularly 134.00 |30.$t

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