THE MENACE OF FARM TENANTRY

The Menace of Farm Tenantry Editor, La Follette's: IHAVE just finished reading in La Follette's an article headed, "Finding Men for the Farm," which prompts me to say that the best solution of the...

...The Menace of Farm Tenantry Editor, La Follette's: IHAVE just finished reading in La Follette's an article headed, "Finding Men for the Farm," which prompts me to say that the best solution of the high cost of living and the hired help question and many other questions, would be for the national and state governments te devise some plan something like the English government provided in Ireland, to loan to working people money to purchase small holdings, giving long time and a low rate of interest, say three per cent...
...If the child is not only in theory but in practice recognized as the main interest in society, the family and society will more and more assist the mother in his nurture.W...
...Brutal toil has obliterated the sense of them.C...
...advance the full purchase price on good land that is known to be good...
...The tenant system is demoralizing the tenant and ruining the farm...
...I. Thomas in Women and their Occupations...
...Respectfully yours, Rutkven, Iowa, May S3, 1910...
...The tenant is not to blame if in time he becomes a socialist...
...Tenants have naturally no interest in the future of the land they are working in the manner of improving for the future...
...E. RuiSELL...
...I have worked a farm as a tenant, and worked one as an owner, and now have my farms rented to tenants, and all my experience teaches me that the man that tills the soil ought to have an interest in the future of the land he works...
...I have worked as hired man on a farm...
...The hired help question is not as bad as the tenant question...
...In conclusion, let me say I believe we will have more farmers or more socialists...
...It looks to me as if we are going to need more independent citizens if we are to save democratic institutions in the United States...
...The tenant farmers and laboring people are not to blame if they turn to socialism if it offers more than our mutilated democracy...
...T. J. hughes...
...Birds and green grass and the blessed sun mean nothing to him...
...A man with a little farm and a home on it will stand firm against mercenary greed and its encroachments upon his rights because he has a place to stand...

Vol. 2 • August 1910 • No. 33


 
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