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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 Excerpt: ... sufficient, for similar opportunities for improvement and further education must be afforded the women of the farm before a true development of the whole agrarian circle could be obtained. With this object in view, women organizers, demonstrators and lecturers were sent to the rural districts to explain the objects and demonstrate the advantages to be gained by having a Women's Institute in the community. The objects were to improve the physical and ethical standards; awaken a desire for clean, well-arranged homes and healthful surroundings; raise the standard of efficiency in the management of home affairs; develop agriculture; promote educational, moral, social and economic measures;:md enccmage co-operation and community efforts. At frst, institutes were organized in a few communities, and these aroused interest in neighbouring localities. Thus the good work was spread until at the present time there are 134 branch institutes, representing some 5,000 women, working not only in the country but also in village, town and city. The work could not be confined to the. rural districts since the problem of the homemaker, both in populous centres and in the more sparsely settled districts was similar, fundamentally. The institutes have fully realized the great scope of their work and already have achieved a great measure of success. Being a non-partisan, non-sectarian organization, an excellent opportunity is given to all sects and classes to come together upon mutual ground and to discuss matters common to all. The first work taken up outside the home was the improvement of the schools. Sanitary conditions in and around the school buildings were investigated, and remedied wherever possible. Sanitary drinking fountains and cups were installed and in several inst...
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