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Chicago Farmers Wife (Newspaper) - December 1, 1935, Chicago, IllinoisFarmers vol. Xxxviii number 12 by Jessie Vilmore Murton he a boy like other boys. / wonder trudging the Fields and Hills of Galilee flinging himself when tired at full length under some ancient Sycamore or Olive tree did he build tall dream towers in that out yonder rimming Blue Waves did while ships bound for sea Call him and tempests thrill him Vith Sharp Thunder was he a boy like any boy. Like me por that relative or Friend who lives sonic distance away from you a very acceptable Christmas gift is a subscription to the Farmer s wife Magazine. It will go to her every month with your message of Good cd car and Good wishes and with no More trouble on your part than it takes to ask us to Send the Magazine. Even that will be no particular trouble because you will find in this Issue of your Magazine a convenient order Blank. Moreover we will mail an attractive postcard in your name announcing the gift. In this connection remember that until december 25, 1935, you can still secure the Farmer s wife Magazine for the Price of five years for a Dollar or two years for fifty cents. Subscription orders received after december 25th can be credited Only at the rate of fifty cents a year or three years for a Dollar. They like it cd rom every direction letters have been pouring in to the Farmer s wife Magazine telling us How much our readers like the new Section that for the present we arc calling the Quot youth Section Quot and suggesting other names for it. November 15th is the closing Date for that name contest. The winners will be selected by the judges in time to permit the announcement of their names in the january Issue. # it it $ Quot Heap on More Wood the wind is chill but let it whistle As it will Well keep our Christmas merry Scott Ife. Magazine december 1935 Webb publishing company or. Paul Minn. A. H. Harmon and h. C. Klein publishers f. W. Beckman editor Field editors Bess m. Rowe w. H. Kircher Miriam j. Williams Orinne Johnson Carroll p. Streeter Katharine Seymour Eleanor c. Lewis a time for i Zefa riddance when aunt Mary used to say Quot merry Christmas Quot you knew for sure that she meant it. No one else in All Meadow township put quite As much genuine sentiment and Good will into that greeting As she did. And yet aunt Mary was no Saint. She was altogether human with a temper that sometimes got beyond her control and a gift for Sharp speech that occasionally made serious trouble. Once upon a time she explained what Christmas meant to her and that explanation also accounted for the Quality of her merry Christmas. Quot when christinas comes Quot she said Quot i have to have a get riddance of things that just will get into my mind and heart. There arc often signs of greed there of jealousy of that i m better than others feeling and quite a bit of hate. When i be cleaned those things out i m ready to shout merry Christmas to friends and peace and Good will among men Are offered to the world As the special gifts of the christinas season but they do not really become gifts to men or to nations unless they like aunt Mary have a get riddance of things that stand in the Way of peace and Good will. Said a philosopher far More distinguished than aunt Mary but not so much Wiser Quot five great enemies of peace dwell with us a avarice ambition envy anger and Pride if these were to be banished we should enjoy perpetual we wish you a merry Christmas with the Hope that it brings you peace and Good will. A pen in a pen that wrote much for your enjoyment and inspiration during the thirteen years that it was employed on the Farmers wife Magazine has been stilled the pen of Grace Farrington Gray. She Laid it Down at the end of one week never to take it up again. You will remember her Best for her Long series of Quot Success stories Quot each an inspiring tale of the Fine often heroic achievements of Home Loving Home making Rural women in simple places. She knew the hearts and minds of farm women As they themselves rarely knew them. She also wrote verse with skill and her Quot party line Quot comments were shot through with sparkling wit. Her work of the years enriched the lives of countless women and the results of her labors will live on among them. Who a going to Payi once upon a time old de Cook of Wolf Creek Community used to get terribly excited whenever it was proposed to make improvements on the consolidated school at a Cost of a few Hundred dollars. Quot who s going to pay for it Quot he would ask. Quot is some Santa Claus going to give it to us no my fellow citizens you and me the taxpayers Are going to have to pay for it and we can t afford it a but now he keeps a very Meek silence while government All the Way up from county and state to Federal Are spending billions and billions. Possibly he has come to believe in a Santa Claus or some other fairy like being who will in due time assume the Burden. Most of us Are like de Cook. We do not ask a who is to pay Quot we seem to have a Faith that the necessity of paying will never fall upon us. A foolish Faith if the great debts that Are piling up Are Ever paid the payments will have to come mostly out of the pockets of the common run of folks not the few very Rich even though the very Rich Are taxed out of All their Money. De Cook and the rest of us need to ask again Quot who s going to pay for it Quot a crucial test a great Experiment was undertaken at Geneva when the league of nations actually took Steps toward making its ban upon Italy s War against Ethiopia mean something. In this action the league faces a crucial test. 1 f its members hold to their expressed purpose and Are not split off for this reason or that then there May be increased Hope that the nations working together will after All find a Way to abolish War. If they do not hold together there May be chaos. It is difficult to forecast what would follow. But even though the league s plan of action against Italy should not succeed in full what it has done thus far Marks Progress. It is perhaps too much to expect that the league should reach its final goal without some failures along the Way. Rather we should see that even a Small Advance toward the Security of the world against War is a Victory. Farm women who met in Columbus Ohio for the second National Rural Home conference talked about much the same things that they did in their first conference in Washington in 1934�?the need for better Rural schools better Rural health More Leisure time activities More Home conveniences and the like. But there was this interesting development in the conference discussion. The meeting seemed to find for itself a keynote that was at various times expressed in these words Quot share Opportunity not wealth Quot there is in that a refreshing Challenge to the Many folks who Are encouraged to believe that the world can be made happier and better by actually dividing up property and Money equally among All people. And it is encouraging that outstanding farm women align themselves on the Side of Wisdom and not of foolishness. Their Good sense is always quite Likely to assert itself. The publishers in not accept advertisements without satisfactory proof of the reliability of the advertiser w c guarantee our subscribers against loss through actual fraud on the part of an advertiser provided the a it v subscriber mentions the Farmers wife when writing to the advertiser and complaint is made to us within 20 Days of occurrence of the facts constituting the complaint. Cut we do not guarantee against los3 occasioned by honest insolvency or bankruptcy of an advertiser. Subscription prices five years for $1.00 25 cents per year extra in st. Paul $1.00 per year extra in Canada because of Tariff and postage 75 cents per year extra in All other foreign countries. When writing about change of address please give both old and new Post office addresses and sign your name As it appears up on address Label. Published monthly. Copyright 1935, Webb pub. Co., member audit Bureau of circulation. Entered at the Post office at st. 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