In Their Own Words
September 28, 1931
Depression Fighting Proposal Explained
Atlanta city councilman George Lyle, who was proposing that all city employees who are women with no dependents be replaced by men or other women who head families as a move to ease the suffering from the Depression, explained his position to an Atlanta Constitution reporter:
“… Employment of women in various positions formerly filled by men was begun during the World War and has been continued in some degree since then. In the borough government there are many women employees whose husbands make an ample salary to meet the demands of the family. It is these women employes who should give way to men who are heads of families and who need employment now to care for the needs of their dependent… .”
Source: Atlanta Constitution, Sept. 28, 1931.