THE CAMPAIGN FOR WATER SYSTEMS ON MISSISSIPPI FARMS.
A campaign, the object of which is the installation of water works on some ten thousand farms distributed throughout the State of Mississippi, was brought to a finish last week, which was called Water Works Week, the campaign being conducted under the auspices of the Mississippi A. and M. College at Starkville. Pastors of various denominations spoke to their congregations on the subject of sanitation and a pure water supply piped into the house as a means of health and comfort. H. M. Cottrell, manager of the B. M. C. Farm Bureau, on a recent visit to the college, was asked to co-operate in the campaign and the local farm bureau sent speakers into several counties. Speakers carried charts showing what farmers can purchase in the way of water works and presented the argument that the farmers’ wives under the present system arc compelled to walk 152 miles a year carrying water, and that the burden they carry in doing this drudgery weighs 106,000,009 pounds. School teachers were requested to join in the movement that week by teaching the children rural sanitation and hygiene and the important part played by the water supply in the health of the community. As part of the campaign, county fairs in session before and during the week had special exhibits of water systems designed by the agricultural engineers of the college.