The Civic Club Bulletin Volume 9-15

The Civic Club Bulletin Volume 9-15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of the season's crops. And this year, more than ever before, they are filling in the breach left by their soldier sons. Farmers did not invest in Liberty Bonds as generally as town folk because they have their money in cattle and hogs and grain--"Liberty Bonds" that will count in beef and pork and bread. Could a greater service be rendered? The Government stands back of the owner of a Liberty Bond, but it does not stand back of the farmer who invests in land and live stock. If, after the elements and disease and prices have had their innings on the farm, there is anything left for the farmer, all well and good; if not, he alone must bear the loss. Farm women are the strength of the farms. Under existing conditions, without the women, the average farm could not live a day. It is her courage and management that make farm life worth while. But her hours are too long, her work is too hard, and there is not enough play; so, back on the "hills o' Somerset County" the women got together and organized the first farm woman's club in the State, which they called "Die Hausfrauen." This name they used three years, then reorganized, and are now known as "The Society of Farm Women." These women get together one day of each month, and talk and visit. For pleasure and instruction they have a program. Sometimes they have speakers from clubs and colleges, sometimes concerts and demonstrations of various kinds. Before the war the women brought their work, like crocheting and darning, or sewing, but now they knit for the soldiers. These women know all about wool, for many of them raise their own sheep and can shear and card and spin, as well as knit. The Somerset County branch of this Society of Farm Women is composed more

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  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 762g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662677X
  • 9781236626776