College News and Departmental Notes: Household Economics
by Departmental notes - 1917
Professor Andrews served as chairman of the Housekeepers Experience Meeting held at the Hotel Astor, January 23, when 300 New York women met under the auspices of the Home Economics Committee of the National Special Aid Society to present practical problems of the household to a group of fifteen or twenty leading workers in this field who had agreed to answer such questions as might be raised. Among those on the platform were Dr. Carl Alsberg, chief of the Bureau of Chemistry, and Dr. C. K. Langworthy, chief of the Office of Home Economics of the U. S. Department of Agriculture; Professor Lafayette B. Mendel, of Yale; Commissioner J. J. Dillon, New York State commissioner of markets; Miss Van Rensselaer, of Cornell University; Miss Lord, of Pratt Institute, and many others. For over two hours the discussion moved over problems such as those of food economics in the household, markets, clothing costs, legislation related to the home, etc. The meeting adopted a resolution in favor of legalizing the sale of skim milk in New York City, the various food experts present having heartily endorsed the proposal as furnishing a cheap and desirable food which would aid especially as a meat substitute. Later the Home Economics Association of Greater New York appointed a committee on skim milk legislation to aid in securing this reform and Professor Andrews is acting as chairman of the committee.
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