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Farm labor news
(1945-1947)

Farm labor news. June, 1946,   pp. [1]-[7] PDF (2.4 MB)


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                                       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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