Farm labor news
Farm labor news. June, 1946, pp. - PDF (2.4 MB)
YOUTH Wisconsin youth stand ready to take their places. in the food production program for 1946. In many counties hundreds of them have enrolled for summer jobs as these reports from counties show. J. F. Shaughnessy, 'arm Labor assistant, Milwaukee, writes that he will have nore boys wanting farm jobs than he can place. Industry is not taking so many boys during the vacation period this year. Shaughnessy suggests that other counties who might need these boys contact him at 218 West IWells Street, Milwaukee 3, or ca-ll DalY 0893. **** * In Langlade county Herbert Hoeft carried out a successful youth recruiting campaign in cooperation with school officials. A total of 650 bors and girls enrolled for summer work on farms. Fifty-nine city boys and three glrl~ signed up for the entire summer. Of these, 44 boys are returning to the same farms on which they worked last summer. This .alona-would indicato that tho youngsters gave a good account of themselves last summer. For seasonal work, city and village youth signed up as follows: 50 boys and 17 girls for hearing; 2 boys for pea harvest; 76 boys and 211 girls for potato picking; 32 boys and 2 girls for potato harvest other thar. -icking; 17 boys and 46 girls for bean nicking. Of the village and city youth, 116 had jobs for the summer work other than in agriculture, the survey disclosed. ** ** * With the closing of the high schools, the labor situation in Marathon county should ease considera.bly. A survey made of all high schools ii the county, showed that about 400 boys and girls will be working on farms this summer. Some will be holding on the horde farms and others will be working for relatives or neighborso Another 40 town boys and girls volunteered for farm work during the summer. About 170 boys and girls have been recruited for weeding, hoeing and harvesting cash crops in Oconto county. The recruiting nrogram was carried on with the assistance of the high schools. 7hree good crews have been organized in local comx.unities where boys and girls can work in their home communities under supervision of an ndul.t leader.
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