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The Use of Time in Farm Homes

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How much time do farm people spend in the work of making a living and providing for the future, and how much in recreation, education, mere idleness, or in positively harmful practices? Nobody can give entirely satisfactory answers, but this bulletin attempts to throw some light on the problems involved. It presents part of the data gathered in a…

Housewife's Time Has Varying Money Value on Different Tasks

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To many a housewife of a generation ago the idea that her time had a money value would have seemed absurd. But the modern home maker takes it quite for granted. In this day of ready-made clothing, baker's bread, and commercial canning and laundering, she is accustomed to deciding whether to spend her time on a household task or to spend the family…

Home Maker's Time May Be Economized by Use of Schedule

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In spite of all we hear about the leisure of modern women, the home maker on the farm still has plenty to do and a little over. So many demands, in fact, are made upon her time that she often has the sense of being driven by her work--of trying in vain to "catch up" with all she has to do.

Leisure Of Home Makers Studied For Light On Standards Of Living

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A family's standard of living is usually judged by the size of its income and the ways in which it spends its money. But the amount of leisure time which the members of the family enjoy and the ways in which it uses this leisure are almost equally revealing.

Women on Farms Average 63 Hours' Work Weekly in Survey of 700 Homes

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There is much talk nowadays about the housewife with too much leisure. But as far as the farm woman is concerned, this is not yet a very troublesome problem. Of her the old saying still has significance: "Man works from sun to sun, but woman's work is never done."

Instructions for Study of Use of Time by Homemakers

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The record should cover a period of one week (7 consecutive days including Sunday). Choose a week which will be typical of your daily and weekly activities, not one in which you are doing something unusual, as papering the house, which interferes greatly with your daily and weekly routine.

Instructions for Study of Use of Time by Homemakers

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The record should cover a period of one week (7 consecutive days including Sunday). Choose a week which will be typical of your daily and weekly activities, not one in which you are doing something unusual, as papering the house, which interferes greatly with your daily and weekly routine.

Instructions for Study of Use of Time by Homemakers

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The record should cover a period of one week (7 consecutive days including Sunday). Choose a week which will be typical of your daily and weekly activities, not one in which you are doing something unusual which interferes greatly with your daily and weekly routine, as papering the house.

Round-the-House Work Clothes

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Four warm weather housedresses with wings in place of sleeves, and an apron so adjustable that it fits almost anyone, have been designed in clothing laboratories of the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics.

Like all of the Bureau's designs for women's work clothing, these models are functional — that is, scientifically planned to meet…

Standard Sizes for Children's Clothes: A Primer for the Consumer and the Trade

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WHAT THE STUDY SHOWS

1. That the size of children can be predicted best from a combination of two measurements.

• A VERTICAL LENGTH

• A GIRTH

2. That age alone is the poorest possible basis for sizing any kind of garments for children.

THE BUREAU OF HOME ECONOMICS therefore proposes ....

Twelve "REGULAR” classes of…

The Advantages of Farm Life

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The Country Life Commission appointed by President Roosevelt found many unfavorable conditions prevalent in the open country, and gave them wide publicity in its report. This report is not an indictment of country life, hut a candid statement of some of the handicaps to the development of the innate power of rural social institutions. The…

Hildegarde Kneeland

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Abolishing the Inefficient Kitchen

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To that convenient barometer of public opinion, "the man on the street ' the efficiency of kitchens is scarcely a matter for serious consideration. At best he greets the topic with a tolerant smile, at worst with a facetious remark. To the architect and builder the subject is less amusing; they realize vaguely that something might be done to…

Rompers

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A baby of 5 or 6 months needs clothes designed especially for his growing activities. Infant dresses are appropriate when sleeping is the main issue of the day, but when the child begins to creep they hamper and discourage him in all his efforts. Even the outfits designed for older children, who have learned to walk well and to do things for…

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center

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Lenore Sater Thye

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Henry Clapp Sherman

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