AGRICULTURE: The Best Strain of Wife

As the first signs of spring began to appear across the countryside last week, a U.S. farm magazine turned young farmers' thoughts to the problems of taking a wife. In its spring issue, The Farm Quarterly (cir. 189,000) warned the young farmer to be careful to select the proper strain. Its recommendations, with some adjustments, were thought-provoking for city cousins, too.

"A Piece of Equipment." "When a farmer buys a cow," wrote Farm Editor R. J. McGinnis, "he looks at her long and carefully, goes over her point by point, and weighs his pocketbook against her virtues and...

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