Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
GIRLS RAISED IN LUXURY ARE DOING FARM
WORK IN ENGLAND
English girl practicing on a dum
my cow to learn how to milk real one.
v . --A - 2 -j y
By Berthe Knatvold Mellett
London, April 19. The cow has
fallen on pleasant ways in England.
No longer the thick-fisted hired man
urges her to "hist" and "gee over,"
but softly-bred girls in the cunning
est of peasant smocks and gaiters
have brought new interest into her
Twenty miles from London girls
are caring for the largest Jersey herd
in the kingdom and other herds are
being handed over to girls as fast as
. the national service training system
san. turn out graduates.
The girls come from good homes.
Many, until, the war upset their sys
tem of living, had never so much as
dressed themselves unaided by a
Other branches of agricultural
work are being taken over by women.
Ploughing, harrowing, drilling,
bedding down and cleaning stables of
work horses; getting seed from town
to farms and produce from farms to
towns; training other gjrls every
thing that can be done to release fit
men, formerly "indispensibles" for
. ... --. . -... -.MjmjkivaM,