SEGMENT: FARMING DURING WWII & ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE

Jack Sarff>UIS Collection S>UIS Collection S, Segment 6

SEGMENT: FARMING DURING WWII & ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE,

duration 12:36
<-Previous Segment

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialise correctly.

FARMING DURING WWI
Effects on farm. He was only six, so the only thing he remembers was a rowdy public celebration by men shouting that the war was over.
FARMING DURING WWII
Explains that prior to the start of the war, men had to register. He was married with three children and was a farmer, so he was excused from the draft. Later wages were so low he left to work in a factory in Alton. His former boss reported him & a federal agent investigated, but his factory made war materials. Talks about food and gasoline rationing and coupons. Hard to get enough sugar for canning.
ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE
Asked about heating in one-room school at end of tape. Describes burning dry corn on the cob and coal. The stove had a metal jacket standing around it to prevent kids getting burned while it circulated the air.