SEGMENT: NON-FARM WORK

Marie South Williams>UIS Collection T-Z>UIS Collection T-Z, Segment 25

SEGMENT: NON-FARM WORK,

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NON-FARM WORK
Mrs. Williams continues her discussion of her store business. Tells of selling chicken feed that came in bags that people used for clothing. Notes gas rationing. Also sold straw & hay. Husband directed her to stop buying & selling hay & straw. Also sold ammunition & yeast (cut from blocks). Story of state forcing her to sell some of her land surrounding store for a road, including details of lawyers getting state's initial offer increased. Then rehabbed a motel on the property. At first the motel occupants used shower in basement & out house. Later built a shower building. Story of neighbor going to Washington, DC to have WPA bring water & gas to store & motel.