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Farm labor news
(1945-1947)

Farm labor news. April,1946,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (1.3 MB)


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HOUSIMG
          NSPECTIO: of housing for forbi'd. workers will begin as soon as
all
          certifications for foreign %orkers are in, Glen A. Woodruff, of
the
office of laborinforms us. Wnenever possible, his representatives will
-contact the county offices when they are inspecting housing in your counties.
S= <CTIVE SERVICE
          T IS unlikely that the wartime nolicy of Selective Service in Wigcoon-
          sin will be changed in the near future, Col. John F. Mullen indicated
in a recent interview. Throughout the war this organization has given every
consideration to the cause of agricultural nroduction and has recommended
for
deferment every young man essential to agriculture. Under the established
policy, local boards have been advised to take every precaution against taking
key men from the farms. Col. Mullen is inclined to think there will be no
change in method of establishing agricultural classification.
MOINTELY REPORTS
        STIME Farm Labor program progresses, monthly reports become increas-
        ' ingly important in this office.
        As soon as activities begin in the counties, things begin to happen
that
we want to know about in the state office. Then, too, we must make our retorts
to Washington.
        Last year reports were returnz'd quite promptly. This year, only
about
one-half of them have come into the state office on time. Reports must leave
your office by the third of the month so that we may tabalate them in time
to
make thc deadline in Washington on the tenth.
        Be careful about filling out reports.  7ill in all of the spaces
even
if the answer is "zero".. Use the reverse sidce of the renort for
narrative con-
ments on county labor activities which you think nry be interesting or important.
        These comments on the situation ir. your county are greatly appreciated
by the state office staff, by the Washington staffs and also by your follow
county agents. Other counties are interested in what you are doing and how
you
are doing it. Include them, and we will pass them on in the NIWS L3iTTER.
Also,
we would like your suggestiorns as to how the  tS LETTER maor be made more
interesting and helpful.
        This is a year of constantly changing conditions and the Farm Labor
situation is no exception. There are spots in which the labor shortage will
be
as critical as ever, even more critical than last year. There are other areas
where the situation is easing and conditions may continue to ease as the
months
go by. We would like to have you indicate these changes in conditions on
your
monthly reports.
                                                       Arlie Mucks
                                                   State Supervisor of
                                                   Emergency Farm Labor
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