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New ways for old! In the olden days of a score of years ago when "hired girls" could be employed for the small sum of three or four dollars a week to do the family housework there was little worry over the help problem. The girls were glad to get work and were willing to perform all the household tasks from the family washing to acting as nurse maid for the children. In those days the housewife, at least so it seems in retrospect, had few worries. Education has made advancements, factories have sprung up over the country offering better salaries with shorter hours, until at the present time it is almost impossible to hire a competent maid-"hired girls" having gone out of existence.
"The Mechanical Maid,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 5
, Article 8.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol5/iss6/8