The Iowa Homemaker vol.8, no.8
The Iowa Homemaker: Volume 8, Issue 8
Miss Dorothy Octavia Thompson, a graduate of Oberlin College, Ohio, made a study of the factors, determining the types of design appropriate to various mediums, for her thesis. She completed the requirement for a master's degree in the Department of Applied Art in December, 1928, at Iowa State College.
Woman – In Dollars and Cents by Lenore E. Sater, page 1
My Acquaintance with Turkish College Girls by Ethel Stilz, page 2
The Homemaker Yesterday and Today by Isabel Leith, page 3
That Foreign Flavor by Margaret L. Marnette, page 4
Shall We Educate Our Homemakers? by Wilma Fortsch, page 5
Girls’ 4-H Clubs by Florence Forbes, page 6
State Association by Marcia E. Turner, page 8
Home Economics Research by Mildred Deischer, page 10
Editorial, page 11
Alumnae News by Vera Caulum, page 13
Several years ago a certain young married woman took part in a debate on the subject: "Resolved: that a college education unfits a woman for matrimony." That evening, having come off with the laurels of the occasion, she was gloating to her husband that she had proved beyond a doubt that college does not unfit a woman for home responsibilities, when to her horror he very quietly and emphatically replied, "That may all be true in theory, but it does unfit her in practice."
"What has become of the old-fashioned home?" is a phrase heard often today. Are we not living in 1929, and not 1829? Can we expect the home to remain the same, with the automobile passing by and airplanes buzzing overhead? Can we expect the mother to do all the mental tasks which were done in the home in puritanical days? Shouldn't she rather be a person educated for her profession of homemaking, so she can do her part, which Is not the drudgery in the home, but the management of the home? Yesterday the home was simpler. To establish a home, the mother would scrub, and rear children. Today it is more complex. The home has enlarged so it is a part of the community.
"The value of the sexes"-these were the words that caught my attention. Being a woman, and of a curious disposition, I immediately wondered, if by chance some bright genius had succeeded in proving that woman was scientifically worth more than man. Much to my surprise, here is what I found.