world literature, reading, home economics department, fourth year
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The neighborhood enlarges. Friendship between neighbors is a natural development if people are normal and kindly. It is easy for persons living in the same town or on adjoining quarter sections of land to understand each other’s problems for similarities in background, experience and every 'day living make for tolerance, understanding and a true spirit of helpful neighborliness. Due to the general use of the automobile, people have widened their circle of contacts in recent years and no longer remain in one locality. Country and town people have so intermingled that any apparent differences due to varying opportunities have broken down and since people of this generation think less of starting out on a trip of five hundred or a thousand miles than the people of fifty years ago did of driving fifty miles, people of different sections of the country have become rather well acquainted with each other. In other words the neighborhood has gradually enlarged and sectionalism is rapidly breaking down.
Lewis, Leora J. and Dolve, Mary A., "Reading in the Home: Knowing other Countries through Books - Fourth Year" (1933). SDSU Extension Circulars. 333.