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25 years ago
May 24, 1962
HARTWICK _ Otsego County Bureau Women Tuesday afternoon were given many good reasons why they should be interested in political affairs.
At the fourth annual "Farm Bureau Women's Day," held at the Christian Church in Hartwick, Mrs. Ann Tuthill, a member of the New York State Farm Bureau Women's Committee, told a large gathering of F.B. women that "politics is as good as we allow it to be."
Mrs. Tuthill, who has played important roles in the political affairs of Oneida County as well as being a Farm Bureau leader since 1956, stated that F.B. women have a moral obligation to "know the capabilities of individuals and their concern for what is right."
"We must know how to choose _ lest we lose the privilege ... must assume personal responsibility for inculcating patriotism."
Speaking on "medicare," she stressed that young people are being educated to have the government care for those for whom "we should care ourselves."
"We must choose between the philosophy of socialism or free enterprise ... we should be alert to legislation that would deny American agriculture the right to free enterprise, we must between of government controls."
She urged the women to write to "our elected representatives asking them to vote against the Freeman-Cochran Bill."