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EXECUTIVE CAPACITY SHOWN.

As necessarily the share of women lias' been largely in the industries a:id in social service, they decided to have their own exhibition to include those, and it offered a striking example of the, executive capacity of women. Not only was it opened on time, but it was the only exhibit that was ready ! Their only help was a small grant from the Government, and a tract of several acres given by the city of Amsterdam. This was so wet that a hole made by a stick instantly filled with water. Their landscape gardeners were women; the tract \vas at onr:e surrounded by a deep trench, which filled with water almost before it was finished; gravel walks and grass plots were made; shrubbery and flowers wero set in, and it was transformed into a lovely park, with a music stand, in the centre occupied by an excellent band of women. The wives of all the burgomasters in the country, the ladies in waiting of the Queen, and others of distinction accepted places on the Honorary Committee. The wife of Amsterdam's Mayor gave the address of welcome on the opening days, and later Queen Wilhelmina herself made a thorough inspection of the exhibits, the first interest she has ever shown in anything undertaken by the women of her country. ; - "

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EXECUTIVE CAPACITY SHOWN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8789, 9 February 1914

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EXECUTIVE CAPACITY SHOWN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8789, 9 February 1914

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