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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 19, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 13

Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045487/1917-04-19/ed-2/seq-13/

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GIRLS RAISED IN LUXURY ARE DOING FARM
WORK IN ENGLAND
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my cow to learn how to milk real ona-
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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
life.
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
can turn out graduates.
The girls come from good hornet.
Many, until the war upset their sys
tem of living, had never So much as
dressed themselves unaided by a
maid.
Other branches of agricultural
work are being taken ovdr 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 girls every
thing that can be done to release fit
men, formerly "indispensibles" for
the army,
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