Sunday, December 23, 2012

NC Home Demonstration News, December 1938

“Timely News Items” by Jane S. McKimmon, State Home Demonstration Agent and Assistant Director of Extension, as published in the December 1938 issue of the Carolina Co-operator
Health Measures
The Rocky Mount market sells both flowers and meat and as all fresh meat must be inspected and stamped the county inspector is cooperating to make it as simple as possible for women to understand what requirements are and how to conform.
It has been very interesting and gratifying to see how health requirements have been adhered to in farm women’s markets and how proud sellers are to display their health certificates from the County Health Department saying: “This family is free from communicable diseases and has filled health requirements.”
Pantry Storage Contest
Assurance that at least 56 persons in Franklin County will be well nourished this winter was offered by the pantry storage contest recently held here for home demonstration club women and sponsored by Mrs. H.C. Taylor of Louisburg. The $25 in prizes donated by Mrs. Taylor was distributed between Mrs. B.P. Hinton of Route No. 4, Louisburg, first prize winner; Mrs. Donald Mitchell of Route 1, Kittrell, second; Mrs. H.B. Conyers of Route 1, Franklinton, third; and Mrs. B.C. Johnson of Bunn, fourth. Honorable mention went to Mrs. Duke White of Bunn and Mrs. Cora Waters of Wood.
Homemade Rugs
In Wake County Mrs. J.S. Jarvis, an arts and crafts leader of the White Oak Club, showed her interested neighbors how to start a braided and a crocheted rug for their floors and demonstrated how well hooked rugs could be made to look when she exhibited three she had made two years ago and one which was in the process of being made.
Winning the Prize
The Cherry Home Demonstration Club of Washington County won a prize of $20 given by the Southern Albemarle Association to the community getting the greatest number of dwellings and out buildings painted.
Three other counties, Hyde, Dare, and Tyrrell, competed but as club members of Washington have begun a planned program for home beautification, they feel much encouraged that their hard work brought the prize to one of their communities.

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