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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 02, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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WOMAN LEARNS TO BE BLACKSMITH SAYS
MOTHERHOOD IS WOMAN'S PROFESSION
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St Paul, Aug. 2. Miss Tuna A.
Hawk probably is the only college
graduated woman blacksmith in the
country!
She has taken a course in the
blacksmithing department of Iowa
State college and carries a diploma
stating that she is eligible to work at
the trade.
In college Miss Hawk has taken
her turn at the forge, handled white
hot iron, welded, riveted and repaired
just like men.
But her idSa of the profession for
women is wifehood and motherhood.
Here are the woman blacksmith's
views of life:
"All the issues of a woman's life
are centered in the home.
"Is it any more than fair that a
woman"shduld be permitted to ask
the man of her ideals to help her
found and operate that home?
"Must women, because of custom,
wait only to be chosen by some man
who is not her ideal or else never en
ter her life profession?
"Every woman, if she is to live up
to her ideals, must do one of two
things get the special man she de-
sires or live an unmarried life!
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