With farm income slightly lower and farm help unavailable, the 1954 Iowa rural homemaker may decide her time can be more profitably spent running the tractor than ironing Junior's clothes. However, family clothing standards needn't be lowered because she doesn't choose to spend hours over the ironing table.
Roberson, Opal and Hollen, Norma
"Buy Clothes Wisely for Less Care,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 8
, Article 4.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol8/iss9/4