Mail Tribune 100, May 22, 1919
The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.
May 22, 1919
HOME STUDY TOUR THRU COUNTY IS GREAT SUCCESS
The first home study tour of Jackson county which has been in progress for the past two days, and which was planned and carried out by the women of the farm bureau has been a pronounced success. One hundred persons representing every community in the county took in Wednesday’s tour and 23 autos were among the vehicles used to transport them. Today’s attendance was much larger.
“The success of the project and the large attendance, considering that most rural folks are so busy now, is very gratifying and pleasing to the women of the farm bureau who promoted it,” said Miss Anne McCormick, home demonstration agent, this morning. “The beneficial effects of this first home study tour will be shown more and more as time passes by with the way the rural homes will be improved and the time and labor saving conveniences adopted in them and about the farms. Why on yesterday’s tour a number of orders were placed for some of these conveniences and devices by people who were impressed by seeing them in operation at the homes visited. The study tour undoubtedly has fostered a desire all around to improve farm homes.”
Today’s tour started at the Crews home at Griffin creek where a remodeled house, water system, milk room, sleeping porch and sun porch were studied. The home study tourists ate dinner at the noon hour under the oak trees at the Carpenter home at Oak Grove, Perrydale. Here Prof. Peck gave an instructive landscape talk and there were drying and canning outfit demonstrations.
The itinerary after leaving the Crews home was as follows:
Minear’s, Griffin Creek: Inexpensive new home, water system, good kitchen arrangement, gasoline washing machine.
Carpenter’s, Oak Grove: Remodeled farm home, interior arrangement and decoration. Well-planned yard, home-made tea wagon.
Stratton’s, Jacksonville — Central Point road: See the whole house, sun parlor, wood box near fire place, built-in kitchen, breakfast table, cooler, stationary tubs, fruit closet. Upstairs: Rooms, linen closet, clothing chute, shoe drawer.
Pomeroy’s, Pineridge orchard: Electric range, heating system, dish washer, floor covering, adjustable windows.
Clark’s, Scenic Drive, Ashland: Sanitary outside toilet.