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Educated Farmerettes

commonsensearmyThe Summit Herald of February 22, 1918 reported that the Summit Public Library was collecting books to be sent to the soldiers at Camp Dix and other New Jersey training camps. All Souls Church announced a war foods exhibit and demonstration by experts from the state agricultural college. Foods on display included dishes made with substitutes for meat and wheat. As part of the national effort to produce and conserve more food, lectures on home gardening were scheduled to inform the public. The women of Summit were invited to a lecture at Lincoln School entitled "How to be an Educated Farmerette".

Common Council received a letter from the chairman of the West End Association, requesting that they consider building a school in the west end of Summit.

The hod carriers and masons' tenders published a notice to the boss masons of Summit and vicinity that after May 1 they would expect 45 cents per hour, 8 hours a day, and time and a half for overtime.

A "high class" brick and stone 11-room home was for sale. Features included 3 baths, 3 porches, 6 open fireplaces, a cottage, a vegetable garden, and fruit trees, all for $40,000.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
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