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Chicago Farmers Wife (Newspaper) - February 1, 1934, Chicago, IllinoisVolume Xxxvii number 2 god by Hugh j. Hughes Oft have i thought to deny him and yet should he vanish away perforce i must build me an altar and make me a god of Clay for the March of the worlds above me the song of the wind in the wheat would lift my soul to his presence would Bow me Down to his feet and somehow a god i would fashion though All of my dreams were dust somehow and somewhere would build him an altar of love and Trust a child s testimony no one can weigh or measure the Joy that is carried Here and there through the ministrations of the Good cheer club As it seeks to serve crippled children. But every now and then there comes a letter from some boy or girl who has been aided which helps us to understand better the value of the thing the club is doing. Here is one such letter from a lad in Michigan whose parents were encouraged and helped to find a Way to Quot put him on his own Little legs and feet a idea Good cheer club i am sending a jew pennies to help some crippled child. Would like to Send More but / am a cripple with infantile paralysis Loo it keeps the pennies pretty Low. A it was through the Good cheer club that i got my help. Two years ago i could not walk now i can walk to school and play also. I can walk some without my crutches. A Mother takes the Farmers wife and we always look for news about the Good cheer club. A Well i must close As i am learning to speak a Christmas piece and i go to Church most every sunday. Good Bye and / wish you All a merry Christmas. A if there is anyone in doubt about this club my Mother will Tell them what it has done for me. Thank the club does its work mainly through Little gifts not big ones. So Don t hesitate to Send something because it in t much. We have had hundreds and hundreds of letters from readers who offered helpful suggestions for the Indiana girl we told you of who had not found the Way to happiness in her Home with her Mother and father. Next month we will Tell you about those letters some of which Are inspiring. It has been a great task to read them and study them. The Farmer s wife the Magazine for farm women Webb publishing company St. Paul my. A. H. Harmon and h. C. Klein Publ hem Dan a. Wallace directing editor f. W. Beckman managing editor Field editors beb m. Rowe Grace Farrington Gray Orinne Johnson Carroll p. Streeter Miriam j. Williams Polly Johnson a h. Kircher Art editor Eleanor c. Lewis a a february 1934 its up to the Home if there is to be any Progress toward Temperance in the United states in the next ten years it must come for the most part through the influence of the Home. Precious Little help May be expected from the liquor Laws that Are coming out of the various state Legislatures. Some of them seem to be written with the purpose of making it As easy and convenient to buy intoxicants As it is to buy a bar of soap. It will soon be possible practically everywhere to buy booze by the package to take Home or by the drink to consume it where it is bought. In spite of what was said by the Repe lists in Campaign speeches the Saloon seems to be on its Way Back. The Repe lists declared with hands upon their hearts that the Saloon must not be restored. Unthinkable yet it is pushing the door for admission in most states and actually has its foot across the threshold in some. It does not often appear As the old time Saloon asking to be legalized but usually under the cover of some innocent looking sheepskin. Probably the principal Burden of bringing up a temperate generation should rest upon the Home. However the Home must have help from the government. But whether or no the Home has a duty to fulfil under different conditions than have ruled in the past generation and it needs to think definitely about the task and plan to Deal with it skilfully and sensibly. To bolster the work of the Home the Church needs to redirect and vitalize its Temperance teaching and likewise the school. Every Community organization May help by upholding the standards of right living. Mothers and fathers and neighbors have in times gone by helped Young people to see the Wisdom of Temperance and the Folly of indulgence and they can do it now if they will. There is reason to worry w by worry about Rural schools so much Quot asks a Reader who does t believe that the rights of boys and girls to a Good education Are in danger. Quot they re not As badly off As you think they let us look at some of the facts nearly 2,000 Rural schools in 24 states failed to open last fall. That meant loss of educational Opportunity for Many children. In some communities free Public schools have of necessity become tuition schools and again boys and girls have been deprived of schooling because their parents could not pay tuition the shortening of school terms is widespread. For example in Michigan 90 per cent of schools May shorten hours in Nebraska 15 per cent May Cut at least one month in Missouri 1,500 Rural schools face Early closing. Other examples might be added. In the United states the average length of the Rural school year is 162 Days in France 200 Days Sweden 210 Germany 246 England 210 Denmark 246. About one half of the Rural teachers in this country will receive less than $750 for their year s work and 40,000 will receive less than $450. Concerning the situation the commissioner of education for the United states declares that never before in our recent history have the Quality yes even the existence of Public schools been so seriously at stake. Rural people have always been and Are now exceedingly jealous of their control of their schools. Therefore the problem of keeping them up to Standard is largely up to them. They May need help from state and National sources but it is their task to seek that help. Still a a foolish about each other just before St. Valentines Day every year John slips into the drug store in town and a bit shyly buys a Valentine for Mary. And likewise Mary buys one for John. Then they mail them to each other in the town Post office. A Young Swain and his sweetheart no. A Darby and Joan each with grizzled hair each no longer Lithe and Lis some much married to each other and with a family of grown children. As the neighbors say they re still foolish about each other and the Valentine sending ceremony is just a part of their Sweet foolishness. Once John forgot it but his misery Over his forgetfulness he never forgot. Is it foolishness for Mary and John to show this and other bits of attentiveness to each other rather Isnit that sort of thing the stuff that enters largely into the happiness of Home life there a too much of taking marriage As a matter of course. To be thoughtful about Little things to be attentive to be a a foolish now and then is the height of Wisdom and it brings a return in Joy and happiness that is unmeasurable. Let tour voice be heard if any sound and lasting policy for the betterment of agriculture and Rural life is to be set up it must be based on the experience and Wisdom of Many people who understand farming and not on the notions of one Man or a few men. Secretary Wallace knows that fact for in a speech before the american farm Bureau federation meeting in Chicago he called upon farm people everywhere to discuss the vital questions at stake Quot i am convinced Quot he said Quot that the outline of a Broad Long time National plan for improving agriculture a condition cannot fully appear until there has been a much More extended debate in the Community forums. I Hope and believe that these debates will rage with great intensity this farm women have a rightful place in such debate either in their own clubs or in general Community clubs. What they think and believe is important no Long time plan for the betterment of farming can succeed without their cooperation. Therefore their voices should be heard now. The publishers do not accept advertisements without satisfactory proof of the reliability of the advertiser. We guarantee our subscribers against loss through actual fraud on the part of an advertiser provided the subscriber mentions the Farmer s wife when writing to the advertiser and complaint is made to us within 20 Days of occurrence of the facts constituting the complaint. But we do not guarantee against loss occasioned by honest insolvency or bankruptcy of an advertiser. Copyright 1933, Webb publishing company member audit Bureau of circulation subscription prices five years for $1.00 25 cent3 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 on address Label. Published monthly. Entered at the Post office at St. Paul Minnesota As second Dass matter under the act of March 3,1879
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