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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 4, 1921

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Jan. 4, 1921

BETTER HOMES AND BETTER HENS ARE FARM WEEK TOPICS

How to make hens lay more eggs, and what to feed them, and how to make the most of the home, were the topics discussed this morning at the second day’s session of Farm Week, held in the public library. About 200 were in attendance including a large number of women. It was poultry day.

Mrs. Emma A. Weld, of the Home Economics department of the O. A. C., addressed the women on “Home Management.” Mrs. Weld told her listeners that one of the secrets of a successful home was “equalization.”

“Some homes put too much stress on food. In other homes it is the kind of a house they lived in for social appearances, and some go without proper food for clothes. The home should be run so one thing does not obliterate the other. The successful housewives conduct their kingdoms so all are equal.

Mrs. Weld also made a plea for the use of business methods in the home.

“A lot of domestic happiness depends on the distribution of the family income so one branch does not receive it all. Most women are afraid of the word ‘business,’ but it does not mean that every home-builder should be a graduate of a business college.”

She also urged a “budget system” in the home and making “appropriations ahead.”

Various branches of the poultry industry were discussed by Professors Brewster and Cosby and U. L. Upson of Portland, and others.

Many questions weer asked relative to feeding, and the use of prepared rations. In most of these meat or fish scraps are the basic ingredients, and some thought that buttermilk was as good as meat scraps.

Other subjects relative to poultry raising discussed were housing, culling, incubation, care of young chicks, diseases and marketing.

The attendance was large, and much interest shown, most of the audiences having their pencils out taking notes during the lectures.

Tomorrow the main subject will be “Farm Crops,” with Professor Carpenter of O. A. C., Professor Reimer, and County Agent C. C. Cate as the principal speakers. The lectures will be on fertilization, best grain crops, and seed certification.

Saturday will be the annual Farm Bureau meeting. At this time the election of officers and outlining of the policy for the year will take place.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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