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(Editor's Note: Here starts the diary of a woman living on a farm in Beadle County- She will give readers a peek at the daily routine, the joys and sorrows, the work and play of an average Central South Dakota farm family. Other farmers will recognize in it the story of their own lives. It will help give city dwellers a better understanding of the problems of their brothers and sisters on farms.)
"I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"VOLTAIRE (1694 - 1778)
The newspaper that would serve best must first of all, publish the news truthfully, interestingly and fairly, with neither fear nor favor. That the people might know and judge. To the best of its ability it must lead and inspire leadership toward improvement and progress. If this means battle, it must ever be ready to do battle But it must fight fairly, always with a willingness to act as a forum open to all opinion.
As it goes into the home, it must enter as a gentleman that it might deserve the respect and confidence of all of its readers.
As a guest bringing in interesting information and valued guidance, It should also brighten its visit by furnishing cheer and entertainment. As it seeks influence, it must also accept responsibility. It must be a newspaper for today, published with a constant thought for tomorrow.
President Roosevelt's radio address Thursday night expressed more of a conservative attitude toward the relief problem in the United States than he has yet voiced. In this respect, so far as the words are borne out by action, the present attack on the question of re-employment should be more satisfying and reassuring to those who believe the nation should get quickly back to reliance on private rather than governmental methods.
The points in which Mr. Roosevelt indicated this change of direction, or rather change of emphasis, toward retrenchment were these:
These all represent commendable purposes. Private business deserves a continued "breathing spell" from political heckling in order to show what it can do in keeping the recovery
ball rolling. Every bit of taxation that can be reduced or avoided by lightening the relief load will help in this process.
Evening Huronite, Huron, South Dakota, October 31, 1935 - Editorial Page
Hoover warns the Republicans they can't hope to succeed without setting up some principle other than mere dislike of the administration in power. Why not? Didn't the Democrats do it in 1932?
In domestic policy the President pursued a middle course, continuing most of the New Deal and Fair Deal programs, emphasizing a balanced budget. As desegregation of schools began, he sent troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, to assure compliance with the orders of a Federal court; he also ordered the complete desegregation of the Armed Forces. "There must be no second class citizens in this country," he wrote.
(By Mrs. Edith Nell Nichols.)
One day I asked one of my neighbors why she didn't keep household accounts. Her reply was the same that millions of American women gave. She said she couldn't keep track of every cent she spent, so she stopped trying to keep accounts.
This general feeling among housewives has led American brides to think that there is something mysterious about keeping household accounts. I didn't try to keep a record of how I spent every
cent. If at the end of the week I had spent five cents for something I could not account for. I placed the expenditure in my account book under the head of miscellaneous. I forgot to weep about it.
To me the household account book is a history of past expenditures which will guide me in my future purchases and in making my budget. In my account book the following expenditures were listed: Food, fuel, rent, clothes, education, investment, insurance, laundry, savings, transportation, tales and miscellaneous. Under food I had the following sub-heads: Meats, groceries, ice, dairy products, fruits and vegetables. At the end of every month I added all my expenditures together so I could tell at a glance how much I had spent for food, clothing or any item during the month. Using my household accounts as a guide, I made a household budget for every month. A budget is a plan of the expenditures for a month or for a given period of time. I'm happy to say I found it to be one of my best friends and I hope it will not be a stranger in many homes long.
The budget helped me in two ways:
The necessities are: Food, clothing, shelter and operating expenses. The operating expenses are gas, light, telephone, fuel, soap and the replacement of utensils when they wear out. Under higher life come savings, education, religious activities, health, insurance and luxuries.
In making my monthly budget I looked over my household accounts for the previous month. If I spent $30 for food, I am safe in allowing the same amount in the plan or budget for next month. Suppose one should find that the expenditure for food for the month had been $50. The budget would not plan such an extravagant amount again. The household account would show the housewife her extravagance. The budget for the next month would not allow the mistake to be made again.
No one can make a budget for you. You have to do it yourself. No two families live under exactly the same conditions. Here are some of the family budgets which have been tried in millions of American homes:
If the income is $1,200 a year, during one month $30 is spent for food, $20 for rent, $10 to $15 for operating expenses, $20 for clothes and $15 to $30 for higher life.
If the Income is $2,400 a year, during one month the expenditures are: Food, $30; rent, $30; operating expenses; $20; clothes, $13; and higher life, $102. All of us expect to have greater incomes in the future. If we organize our expenditures so that a sufficient amount is allowed for the necessities, as the income grows, we will have more for cultural life and savings.
Women the world over wish to put housekeeping on a business basis. We wish to more than make both ends meet. If the bride starts to keep household accounts and make a household budget, she will be doing her bit to make the business of housekeeping successful.
Source: Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, June 6, 1919
Greetings from the beautiful islands of Turks and Caicos.
The ocean is beautiful here, the people are warm and friendly and we are having a jolly good time. Sadly, tomorrow we go back home. Well, home is nice, too but this water!!!