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Chicago Farmers Wife (Newspaper) - July 1, 1935, Chicago, IllinoisVolume Xxxviii number Sevena dream by Julia Graydon t dreamed last night that War had a i come again and called for men and men and men and boys of tender years were mustered too and old men prayed and women wept to no Avail. The air was filled with hideous things the deadly Gas Neath giant wings smote All who happened in its path and god seemed lost. I woke and to the Earth was Green All vanished now the dreadful scene. The song of Birds i heard again the sky was Blue and soft the Breeze no sign of War it was a dream and yet and yet those sights and sounds i la not forget. Another War the voice above says Quot no Quot a and men who seek his will to do re Echo a no Quot a clean wind blowing \ Early every Day comes a reminder from our readers that they liked the Story Quot leather hinges Quot published As a serial two years ago. And each time there is a request for another serial by the author h. J. Hughes. We Are privileged to Tell you now that we have a new Story by or. Hughes. Its title is unusual and interesting a Quot clean wind blowing a and the Story itself is excellent. It will have its Appeal to Young people As Well As their elders because it has much to do with the Young folks of two farm families. This new serial will begin Early in the is the answer one of our Good Reader friends in an Iowa town recently gave us this question to answer Quot Why do you say a the Farmer s wife the Magazine for farm women ? Why not the Farmers wife the Magazine for every woman Don t we women in town count Quot perhaps our farm women friends would like to suggest a Good reply to mrs. H. W. G. Of abreast of the times if you want to keep step with what older Rural Young folks Are thinking about and doing for their own betterment you will need to read the Farmers wife. It was the first of the magazines to Point out the need of some organized activity in every Community for farm youth who have passed the 4-h club age and it has been alone among magazines in telling the Story of what they Are doing for themselves in Many places. The Farmer s wife will continue to help you keep abreast of youth developments. Farmer s wife in Magazine Webb publishing company st. Paul Minn a h. Harmon and h. C. Klein publishers f. W. Beckman editor. Field editors Bess m. Rowe Orinne Johnson Grace Farrington Gray w. H. Kircher Miriam j. Williams Carroll p. Streeter Art editor Eleanor c. Lewisjuly19 3?an old question bobs up Over in new Jersey Young folks attending a Rural life Institute at Rutgers University had keen discussion of the old question whether girls should marry Young Farmers. One Young Man declared that he thought it would not be fair to ask a girl to share farm life when Young men in City jobs had so much More to offer. That was a signal for action and two attractive Young women were soon on their feet to say that a Young Man who offered them a lifetime on the farm would stand every bit As much of a Chance As a City youth. Of course there was no final agreement but there was much support for the position of the two Young women who declared that farm life had Many Many advantages to offer that outweighed the advantages of City living. This recalls the answer that More than 7,000 farm women gave to the question Quot do you want your daughter to marry a Farmer Quot when the Farmer s wife put it to them some years ago. Ninety four per cent of them said Quot yes Quot and Only six per cent said that was so nearly unanimous that it was very impressive. More recently the Farmer s wife has had expressions from smaller groups of Rural Young women that indicate that most of them prefer farm living. However this is also True that Rural Young women prefer farm living if. That Quot if Quot Means that they believe that farm Homes should be equipped to take away such burdens As water a toting Quot hand laundry and the like. They Are not unwilling to Bear their fair share of the Load in making a farm successful but they want at least an even break with husbands who buy every known equipment to make their part of farm labor easier. Farm life has proved its advantages again and again for women and men alike but there is need of More than fresh air to provide a Well rounded satisfying living on the word to mrs. Brown when mrs. Brown of the City buys an order of groceries and meats she finds that prices Are dearer than a year or two years ago. Being altogether human and sometimes unreasonable she complains. Not Only Are her food Bills higher but the family income is lower. Farm women know Well enough what that situation Means for they had to Deal with just that kind of a management problem for a Good Many years while mrs. Brown s husband had High wages or salary and food costs were lows ruinous by Low for the Farmer. The facts Are and City Folies should remember them that City incomes remained at about the War time level for All the years following the War until 1930, but the prices of farm commodities dropped far below the Cost of production and remained Down. The necessities that the City Home bought were unwarranted Day Low in Price compared with income the things the farm Home had to buy were excessively High when compared with farm income. The City consumer enjoyed that unfair advantage for eight or nine years the farm Dweller suffered that disadvantage for that Long. It ill becomes mrs. Brown to be unduly indignant. She wants to live of course but she must let live. She must in All fairness give the government and the Farmer a Chance to bring about a better balance Between producer and consumer in this matter of prices. She must Grant the Farmer a right to get a reasonable income for his labor and she should Grant it gracefully. Incidentally Many other things enter into the making of the City Price. For example eight different milk companies deliver the morning s milk in the neighbourhood of the editor s Home and some of them make an Early trip and another a couple of hours later so As not to disturb the late sleepers. In that Case the Price of milk reflects a High Cost of service and not a High Price to the keep an Eye open \7ery soon Steps will be under Way to use a portion of y the president s $4,800,000,000 fund to make better provision for the Protection of health in Rural communities and to extend Rural electrification. No doubt the program for giving Rural folks a better health service will be carried out in cooperation with state health boards. For promoting Rural electrification a new organization will Likely be set up in each state under the direction of a state Engineer. Allotments of funds for this purpose Are now being made. For example the sum of $2,500,000 has been set aside As a Rural electrification budget for the state of Minnesota. Rural groups need to keep in touch with these developments if they Are to get their share of benefits. Your state Extension service will no doubt be Able to Tell you what you can do in the fourth of july speech Quot Quot in this fourth of july if we were called on to make a patriotic speech our text would be Quot prove All things hold fast that which is and we would Deal mainly with the second half of that text because in these times of great haste to bring in a a new Day we seem to be letting go of some of the values that have always been necessary to the building of sound character of individuals and nations alike. These values Are old As old As human Progress but they Are none the less Good. The passing centuries have merely proved their Worth and the need of holding fast to them. There is Thrift for example the preservation of what we gain today for the preservation it May give us tomorrow. As some one has put it Thrift is half the Battle of life Quot the Parent of integrity of Liberty and of there is no Security for the future except As it is built upon decent Thrift. And Thrift cannot be practice by proxy. No one else can for Long give us its benefits neither a paternalistic nation nor a private Benefactor. There is integrity Plain honesty in the relations of men and nations with each other and faithfulness to their Mutual obligations. There can be no sound society no lasting civilization save As they Are built upon this Quality. As individuals and nations today disregard their Bonds their pledges their treaties they Are wandering from Plain straight paths of private and Public virtue which time has proved to be the Best paths of human Progress. If this were a speech we might go on and on talking to More nodding Heads every minute but it is merely an editorial intended to stimulate a bit of thinking. So suffice it to add this that not everything that is old is unfit and that everything that is new is not necessarily Good. Prove All things hold fast that which is 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. 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 on address a Abe. Published monthly. Copyright 1935, Webb pub. Co., member audit Bureau of circulation. Entered at the Post office at st. Paul Minnesota As second Dass matter under the act of March 3, 1879
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