The parade started off well as the women followed the organizers' suggestions:
Be punctual. Reach point of formation by 4 p.m. Wear white if possible. Low heeled boots. Appearance of the parade depends on each marcher. Head erect. Shoulders back. Keep step. Eyes to the front. Remember you are marching for a principle. OBEY YOUR MARSHAL.
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The lines were constantly allowed to be broken into by rowdies and small boys and the policemen who were stationed at the corner of 41st Street and Fifth Avenue were entirely incompetent and the management at Carnegie Hall was simply disgraceful.The parade devolved into a near riot, and organizers met with the Police Commissioner the following week to protest the police's inaction.
You can see the file with correspondence, photographs, and flyers from the march, by asking for MS-1107.