HUSBANDRY: Town & Country

Tall and green is the corn grown by the Farmers Hoffman on their Blue Ribbon Farm near Somerville, N. J. Tall and grim are the factories that have grown up there in the last generation, where Johns-Manville Co. makes asbestos products and the factory village of Manville has clustered like industrial fungus.

Broad and white is the twelve-room house where live the stocky Teutonic Farmers Hoffman—florid Craig Hoffman and his dark, big-handed brother Grover.

Narrow and dingy, made of lath and tarpaper, are the shacks where some of Johns-Manville's unskilled immigrant laborers, mostly...

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