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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 16, 1918

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

Oct. 16, 1918


At the urgent request of local farmers, bankers, merchants and other business men, a representative of the agricultural extension department of the International Harvester company is in the city to make arrangements for his department to cooperate with local committees in conducting meetings in agriculture, horticulture, marketing and home economics, Oct. 29 and 30.

The purpose of the meetings will be to help the people of this community to increase their crop production, conserve food and solve the many problems in agriculture, horticulture and home making. Among the important subjects that will be thrown open for discussion will be the packing of fruits and vegetables and the marketing of products.

The plan is to hold both day and evening sessions, at which admission will be free and everybody, men, women and children, will be welcome. Able lecturers will take part in the meetings and will talk on various subjects, such as soil, dairying, live stock, alfalfa, fruit, potatoes, poultry, spraying, packing and marketing of fruits and vegetables, home canning and preserving, war bread and home conveniences.

The speakers will be people of actual practical experience in the work upon which they will lecture and at every session the subjects treated will be thrown open for discussion.

In these lectures large charts and lantern slides will be used and many practical demonstrations will be conducted. Moving pictures and lantern slides will be features of the evening sessions.

It is planned to conduct a question box at each meeting so that any one can have his or her difficult problems discussed.

The meetings will be conducted solely to help the people of the community and they will be entirely in the hands of local committees.

Complete arrangements for the meetings will be announced as soon as they are completed.

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