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40 Years From Now, Anne Collison Aug 2017

40 Years From Now, Anne Collison

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To be the woman I wish to be in forty years, I must remember today the happy ways of doing ...


Looking Abroad, Barbara Brown Aug 2017

Looking Abroad, Barbara Brown

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An International Service Program has become a part of the home economics curriculum here at Iowa State.


Part-Time Jobs After Marriage, Diane Sharbo Aug 2017

Part-Time Jobs After Marriage, Diane Sharbo

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Home economics is a broad term. It consists of a broad area of study leading to a broad range of job opportunities on a full-time or part-time basis.


The Younger Generation, Sherry Stoddard Aug 2017

The Younger Generation, Sherry Stoddard

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Forty years from now ... an era far from the mind's eye of today, or perhaps not so far, measured on the scale of the past altogether.


Here's How We Look, The Iowa Homemaker Aug 2017

Here's How We Look, The Iowa Homemaker

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"Is that how I really look?" "That's not my voice!" People are amazed that the camera and the tape recorder are accurate reproductions of appearance and sound. Sometimes, though, these devices are the inspiration for changes which will improve undesirable features in a personality.


Easter Bonnet In An Hour, The Iowa Homemaker Aug 2017

Easter Bonnet In An Hour, The Iowa Homemaker

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Iowa farm women created another food fad when they dipped into the lime that their husbands used on the farm. The lime was combined in a syrup and produced pickles which had an unsurpassed crispness.


Let's Split A Pizza, Barbara Pierson Aug 2017

Let's Split A Pizza, Barbara Pierson

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A chocolate malt and a peanut butter and bacon sandwich, or a pizza and a bottle of pop? When you place your order for this imaginary, late-evening snack, you will also be showing your age by choosing the food that was a fad during your college years.


Decorating Your Home With The Family In Mind, Jan Wheeler Aug 2017

Decorating Your Home With The Family In Mind, Jan Wheeler

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New ideas and products are forever popping up in the world of interior decoration, and new and exciting trends are always in swing. These ideas and tendencies may be completely novel or may be delightful revivals of a past era, as seems to be prominent with the current emphasis on early American and provincial decor.


Mortar Board Presents: Know Your Neighbor, The Iowa Homemaker Aug 2017

Mortar Board Presents: Know Your Neighbor, The Iowa Homemaker

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There is one family in America named "Minority Group." They are composed of one third of the citizens of the United States. They constantly encounter opposition from the other two thirds of the population who stereotype them and judge their superiority, equality, or inferiority.


Food Class For Foresters, Russell B. Mckennan Aug 2017

Food Class For Foresters, Russell B. Mckennan

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Spring quarter of 1925, there must have been 16 or 18 of us who decided to sign up for a course in camp cooking, offered for forestry students by the Home Economics Department.


1950s, Ruth Abbott Remy Aug 2017

1950s, Ruth Abbott Remy

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I graduated in 1957, so "home ec" as I knew it probably isn't too different from what you have today. Yet, I do know of several changes that seem strange to my "old-grad" ears.


1940s, Ruth Hackett Webber Aug 2017

1940s, Ruth Hackett Webber

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The Forties saw the beginning and the end of the War. In the first part a man was either 4-F or in the service, and the campus ratio wasn't as favorable to women as usual. The shift brought more women to Iowa State College because families didn't have to pay to put their sons through school, and they sent their daughters. In 1941, home economics enrollment hit a peak of nearly 1,800 students.


1930s, Laura Christensen Daily Aug 2017

1930s, Laura Christensen Daily

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There are two college-age persons who live at our house and call me "Mom," and they are reasonably well-informed about American history, sociology, economics, and other aspects of our culture. Yet they have one blind spot. They believe that the time of their parent's youth is known as the Olden Days; everyone who lived then was a righteous, thrifty, ambitious "square," and certainly college life bore no resemblance to the enlightened way they are living it now.


1920s, Rose Storm Summers Aug 2017

1920s, Rose Storm Summers

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The Terrible Twenties took over our lives while I was a freshman at Ames. Following on the heels of the "War To End Wars," there were so many changes in our way of life that our generation was wholly unaware we were to become the symbol of the great upheaval in social traditions. We just considered ourselves a little more "progressive" than older brothers and sisters- considerably more progressive than our parents!


And After May 26th?, The Iowa Homemaker Aug 2017

And After May 26th?, The Iowa Homemaker

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James Hilton, President of Iowa State University, comments with enthusiasm about ISU graduates. He can name dozens who have become really important contributors to the advancement which the 1960's show.


"I Was The Editor Of The First Homemaker", Elizabeth Storm Ferguson Aug 2017

"I Was The Editor Of The First Homemaker", Elizabeth Storm Ferguson

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Editor's Note: Elizabeth Storm Ferguson is the woman greatly responsible for the first issue of the Iowa Homemaker. She and her staff created Volume 1, Number 1 of the magazine in 1921. That same year she was graduated from Iowa State, receiving her degree in Home Economics and Agriculture. Her courses had included many electives in English and journalism. From 1921-1923, Elizabeth Storm worked with the Extension Service of Iowa State. In 1923, she married Fred E. Ferguson (ISC '22), publications editor for the Division of Agriculture and the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station. An Ames resident since that time ...


The Iowa Homemaker Vol.41, No.8, Bess Ferguson, Rose Summers, Laura Daily, Ruth Webber, Ruth Remy, Russell B. Mckennan, Jan Wheeler, Barbara Pierson, Sherry Stoddard, Diane Sharbo, Barbara Brown, Anne Collison Aug 2017

The Iowa Homemaker Vol.41, No.8, Bess Ferguson, Rose Summers, Laura Daily, Ruth Webber, Ruth Remy, Russell B. Mckennan, Jan Wheeler, Barbara Pierson, Sherry Stoddard, Diane Sharbo, Barbara Brown, Anne Collison

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“I Was the Editor of the First Homemaker”, Bess Ferguson, page 4

And After May ’26?, page 5

1920s, Rose Summers, page 6

1930s, Laura Daily, page 6

1940s, Ruth Webber, page 7

1950s, Ruth Remy, page 7

Food Class for Foresters, Russel B. McKennan, page 8

Mortar Board Presents: Know Your Neighbor, page 9

Decorating Your Home With the Family in Mind, Jan Wheeler, page 10

Let’s Split A Pizza, Barbara Pierson, page 12

Easter Bonnet In An Hour, page 13

Here’s How We Look, page 14

The Younger Generation, Sherry Stoddard, page 15

Part-time Jobs After ...


'We Want Steak', Barb Pierson Aug 2017

'We Want Steak', Barb Pierson

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"But Daddy doesn't have to eat it!" In a few years this may be chanted regularly at your dinner table. And the rejected foods will probably be vegetables.


The Man Behind "The Lady From Hancock", Laveda Jansonius Aug 2017

The Man Behind "The Lady From Hancock", Laveda Jansonius

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"I have three pieces of advice if you decide to run for county representative. First, work hard at your job. Second, don't get angry when you hear something you don't like. And finally, if you lose - either the election or any issues in legislature - be a gracious loser."


When Men Entertain, Sylvia Noid Aug 2017

When Men Entertain, Sylvia Noid

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With no cash and no self-consciousness, three geology students have unearthed the secret of entertaining. John, Jim, and Mike, who spend a 72- hour week examining fossils and rocks, looked forward to Sunday evening, when they could show off their bachelor quarters and cooking talents to admiring home economics graduate students.


What's The Matter?, Bob Macdonough Aug 2017

What's The Matter?, Bob Macdonough

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One of the Homemaker staff members asked me to write an article about my thoughts on women. I agreed, thinking that I had a lot of ideas I could put down about the subject.


'Bottled Beauty' Since 1600 B.C., Diane Sharbo Aug 2017

'Bottled Beauty' Since 1600 B.C., Diane Sharbo

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When beauty from within is lacking, women use different substances to improve Nature. These substances, called cosmetics, are as varied as the rainbow, and they are received by men in varied ways.


Going Forth, Dan Taylor Aug 2017

Going Forth, Dan Taylor

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Ed. Note: With three years in the Marines and a degree in landscape architecture behind him, Dan Taylor enrolled last fall as a graduate student in landscape architecture. In December, he was accepted for the Peace Corps and is now in Arizona for overseas training.


It All Started With Adam, Sherry Stoddard Aug 2017

It All Started With Adam, Sherry Stoddard

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This business of "men" had to have a beginning sometime, somewhere within the colorless annals of the by-gone. So we will assume it all started with Adam, since it seems a bit irreverent to relate today's leader of society to Mr. Darwin's swinging prehistories.


A "Lone Male", Joy Reese Aug 2017

A "Lone Male", Joy Reese

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Perhaps you have wondered what goes through a man's mind as he opens the door of MacKay Hall. Is he out of his realm? Is he uncomfortable in a "woman 's world"? Let's ask him how he feels. (And you can get further information from the male who's seated next to you in one of your home economics classes.)


Foolproof Bachelor Budget, Gaylin Morgan Aug 2017

Foolproof Bachelor Budget, Gaylin Morgan

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The popularity of the cooperative living system known as the Bachelor Apartment seems to be growing rapidly. It claims at least two advantages: economy and complete freedom for those who feel that peaceful coexistence with a member of the opposite sex would be impossible or impractical.


The Iowa Homemaker Vol.41, No.7, Gaylin Morgan, Joy Reese, Sherry Stoddard, Dan Taylor, Diane Sharbo, Bob Mcdonough, Don Wishart, Sylvia Noid, Laveda Jansonius, Barb Pierson Aug 2017

The Iowa Homemaker Vol.41, No.7, Gaylin Morgan, Joy Reese, Sherry Stoddard, Dan Taylor, Diane Sharbo, Bob Mcdonough, Don Wishart, Sylvia Noid, Laveda Jansonius, Barb Pierson

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Foolproof Bachelor Budget, Gaylin Morgan, page 4

A “Lone Male”, Joy Reese, page 5

It All Started With ADAM, Sherry Stoddard, page 6

Going Forth, Dan Taylor, page 9

Bottled Beauty Since 1600 B.C., Diane Sharbo, page 10

What’s the Matter?, Bob MacDonough, page 11

The Awful Beginning, Don Wishart, page 12

Found: Scientific Formula for Women, page 15

When Men Entertain, Sylvia Noid, page 16

The Man Behind “the lady from Hancock”, LaVeda Jansonius, page 16

“We Want Steak!”, Barb Pierson, page 17


The Homemaker Is Yours, Doris S. Post Aug 2017

The Homemaker Is Yours, Doris S. Post

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Home economics students as a group are unaware of many of the services and activities of the Homemaker. 1962 is a big year for your magazine! This is the 40th Anniversary year of its publication.


Dear Sir, Will You Hire Me?, Barbara Pierson Aug 2017

Dear Sir, Will You Hire Me?, Barbara Pierson

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"Letters, we get letters ... " may soon become the theme song of employers across the country as they are deluged by thousands of letters from hopeful job applicants. If you are attempting to obtain your first working experience as a college graduate or if you want to find a summer job, your success in acquiring a position may depend upon the impression that you create in your first application letter.


Alumnae In The News, Diane Sharbo Aug 2017

Alumnae In The News, Diane Sharbo

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Fascinating people, ideas, and words have come from the Home Economics Journalism Department It is evident that journalism is unlimited in its scope. Current, stimulating developments in the home economics field continually offer a variety of topics for the journalist.