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Farm labor news. October, 1946,   pp. [6]-[7] PDF (643.2 KB)

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Pond du Lac:
                 We Hear Prom the Counties
Over 40 women and 117 youth assisted with potato harvest in this
county, Immett Sullivan, farm labor assistant reports.
Farm wages were very good, reports Herman Smith. Tobacco harvest-
ing paid the highost wages, often as high as $2.0O per hour for
spoaring. GeAoral farm work averaged about 65 cents an hour.
The demand for single, experienced farm hands for year-round work
is still highor than the supply, roports L. J. Searl. There seems
to be a surplus of married couples interested in farm work. These
men have had some farm experience but not enough to satisfy operators.
"We had five evening meetings at which we showed labor saving mov-
ing pictures. A total of 605 people attondod, "Searl said.
We could place 40 good reliable, single men if they were available,
reports E. 0. Baker, farm labor assistant.
Placed 59 year-round men on farm Jobs during Soptember, E. R. Jor-
genson's September figures show.
Herbert F. Hooft, farm labor assistant, reports fairly good results
recruiting labor for potato picking from othor counties. Aniwa,
Birnamwood, Greshan, Mattoon and Shawano responded generauqly.
From Lincoln county many..came from the village of Gleason and the
eastern sections. A total of 674 workers were placed, of which
246 were worien and 74 youth.
About 50 people wanting work in cranberries were referred to Wood
We have a number of farmers who have asked for married men and we
have not been able to supply them as yet, reports R. R. Mortimer,
farm labor assistant.
Placed 35 mon, 1 woman and 5 youth on year-round farm Jobs during
Soptembor, J. F. Shaughnessy, farm labor assistant reports.
Eightoen year-round and 955 seasonal workers wore placed in this
county during September according to W. E. Hoelz.
More than 200 men were recruited for the cranberry harvest in this
county, D. R. Rowe reported. A largo number of women were also re-
cruited for sorting cranberries after the harvest.
                                          Arlie Mucks,
                                          Le G. Sorden.

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