In Montana, three out of ten country schools failed to open on S-day. Oregon and other states were offering pay increases up to 50%, rushing through emergency teaching certificates. In Sioux County, Iowa, School Superintendent Charles H. Tye thought up an original solution for the teacher shortage. Announced he:
"If any teachers find it hard to get dates or land a man, and they have what it takespersonality and brainsjust come to Sioux County and I will get them a good job and a man within a year if they are in that big a hurry. We need both teachers and wives up here. We have the jobs and we have the men."