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Chicago Farmers Wife (Newspaper) - April 1, 1934, Chicago, IllinoisApril 19 3 4 volume Xxxvii number 4 i see him t see his blood upon the Rose and in the stars the glory of his eyes his body gleams amid eternal snows his tears fall from the sies. I see his face in every Flower the Thunder and the singing of the Birds Are but his voice and Carven by his Power Rocs Are his written words. All pathways by his feet Are worn his Strong heart stirs the Ever beating sea his Crown of thorns is twined with every Thorn his Cross is every tree. Joseph Mary Plunkett 4- a How your Church society can help in Many hundreds of Rural communities Are ladies Aid societies which have helped their churches to make needed improvements or make payments on troublesome debts through a cooperative Pian offered by the Farmers wife. I f your Church needs to do a Job of painting or repairing or if a new altar carpet would brighten it up or if a note at the Bank is worrying your trustees your society can do something about it in a very simple Way. You can find out All about the method by writing to the Farmers wife and asking for an explanation of its club service plan. Mrs. Jackson a stories win Praise we have had Many letters from our readers saying that they liked the Short Story a a White paint a written for our january Issue by Margaret Weymouth Jackson. And now Many other letters arc saying that mrs. Jackson s Story in the March Issue Quot Samantha walks Quot was even better. Both were excellent because that a the kind of Story mrs. Jackson writes. And we have others that will appear later in the year. From the Days mail in the Day s mail is this bit from a readers letter which makes the Job of making a Magazine just that much More Joyful Quot after Reading each months Issue of the Farmers wife i always feel that i have had a visit from a Friend filled with human understanding and and some of our friends Are having a bit of fun because on the children a Page for March two pictures of twin calves arc alongside a poem about a Colt. It does look As though the joke were on us but our answer is a look up not Down nor to right nor left when you fit the pictures to the the Farmers wife the Magazine for farm women Webb publishing company St. Paul minn., a. H. Harmon and h. C. Klein publishers Dan a. Wallace directing editor of w. Beckman managing editor Field editors Bess m. Rowe Grace Farrington Gray Orinne Johnson w. H. Kircher Miriam j. Williams Carroll p. Streeter Art editor Eleanor c. Lewis let a play lets put More of play into our lives we need to. We have All been so beset by trials and tribulations and so Busy trying to find a Way out of them that whole families and communities have forgotten that there is such an essential to life As recreation. It is All right to be terribly in Earnest and terribly hard at work when the need arises but there must be a let up now and then and play provides a Way. You can to keep a piece of rubber under constant heavy pressure without destroying some of its elasticity and you can to keep human beings under constant pressure without their losing some of their elasticity. What we commonly know As Quot come backs is a Quality that every woman and Man needs and Only recreation or play give us that some As Bruce Tom Extension specialist who gives a Good Deal of time to the matter of interesting Ohio folks in play say that we cannot build a sound Rural life without play. Or. Tom declares that until Farmers Quot get the spirit and habit of play they wont solve Many economic he advises More fishing and less farming. That statement contains an essential truth that we need to apply. Aims for agricultural adjustment to what end is the Federal government setting up new policies for agriculture and spending hundreds and hundreds of millions of Public Money to carry them out is it merely to help Farmers meet a financial crisis or is the purpose broader and deeper than that ? the Secretary of agriculture evidently believes that there must be an aim in All that is being done which is greater than immediate Relief important As that is. So Only the other Day he asked the farm journal editors of the country to meet with him in Washington to discuss the matter. In that meeting the editors prepared a statement of objectives for agriculture which every farm woman and Man should read study and understand. It sets up the real values that lie in farming and farm living and it offers a Chart by which both the government and the Farmer May Well be guided in he years ahead. The statement May seem a bit Long and it has More fancy Quot Dollar Quot words than it ought to have but read it anyway and discuss it at your next club meeting. There a too much of value in it for you to miss. This is the statement with two or three minor omissions a a 1 we believe the supreme objective of official agricultural efforts should be the preservation of the american farm Home and the Elevation of its living standards and that in All cases of conflict Between commercialized agriculture and the family farm the civic and social values of the farm Home Are so momentous that the influence of the government should be used for its perpetuation and support. The weakening of the farm Home would be too High a Price to pay for the lowered food costs of the american nation. A a a 2 we believe that a continuing study of land utilization should be made but with the primary concern for people rather than the land itself and with results dependent chiefly upon voluntary action growing out of Fuller information As to land values and potentialities. Both on the lands regarded As marginal and All others taxation and other governmental policies should be used to penalize the neglect of soil Fertility and to Reward its conservation. A a 3 efficiency of crop and animal production deserves no less emphasis now than in former years and should be matched with equal efficiency in farm marketing and business policies. The Farmer in the past has had too much Drudgery too Little Leisure and recreation. Through constantly increasing efficiency and lowered production costs the farm family should be Able to shorten its hours of labor and yet Supply Market needs giving Opportunity for More Leisure and a Richer social intellectual and Community life. A a 4 under these new conditions the american farm Home assumes enlarged dignity and Opportunity a nationwide Campaign should be conducted to provide modern equipment and convenience for All farm Homes now without them and we especially Welcome proposals looking to More practical and economical financing of their purchaser. A a 5 while american Farmers need and desire the Active and powerful help of the government in solving the Gigantic problems confronting them american agriculture cannot achieve proper dignity nor can it be regarded As having really succeeded no matter How great its financial Prosperity May be unless it has developed its own Strong leadership leading and interpreting an informed and organized Rural Public opinion. To this end we believe that the administration should much More definitely Foster and encourage the cooperative movement among Farmers and should recognize and utilize All constructively minded farm organizations. A 6 both As a proper recognition of the rights of Farmers involved and for the purpose of securing that supporting farm Public opinion so essential in democracy it is our belief that measures involving major departures in farm practice of which the Bankhead Bill is an example no matter How Beneficent or patriotic in purpose should be formally submitted for direct personal vote by the growers concerned. A a 7 it is our conviction that neither american agriculture nor the american people As a whole can Prosper adequately without perpetual Effort to protect and enlarge our foreign markets and to this end we urge that the utmost utilization be made of All practicable forms of reciprocity and International great life a great personal work i behalf of the farm woman and the farm Home was suddenly closed the other Day in the passing of Florence e. Ward of the office of Extension u. S. Department of agriculture. For Twenty years her life was wholly Given to the cause of developing the farm Home and country living to their fullest possibilities. There could hardly be greater Devotion than hers. Miss Ward was trained in the Field of education and she took up Extension work because of her interest in boys and girls and their organized work in 4-h clubs. Later she was in charge of Home demonstration work in thirty three Northern and Western states. In 1923 a she was placed in charge of All Extension work in the Eastern states. Miss Ward was a woman of Fine culture of Brood vision and of deep understanding and 1 sympathies. A her life was throughout an inspiration to hundreds who knew her personally and to endless numbers whose Contact with her was not so close. To few people is Opportunity Given to serve in so Large a Way As she served. Her life will surely go on in Ever widening circles of influence through the Extension work to which she gave so Many years of Fine service. We adapt this bit of verse. From Riley to express our feelings a a we cannot say and we will not say that she is gone she is just . 11 ,
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