Welch discusses definitions of politeness, people's perceptions of American society, examples of civility towards women, the genuineness of American politeness, and compares Americam courtesy to that in other countries.
Contains biographical information including an article from the Alumnus, radio address by Ralph K. Bliss, and memorials given by various individuals including O. H. Cessna, President Raymond A. Pearson, and Herman Knapp,
Written for a midwestern audience, the booklet contains recipes for cooking common types of food. These are interspersed with descriptions of common ailments and how Chamberlain & Company's products can help.
Letters written by Mary Welch to friends at Iowa State. Includes a description of the early years of the Department of Domestic Economy and letters written to Edgar and Margaret Stanton when the Welches were in Europe and after they returned.
Continues from "An Afternoon in Italy" describing the family's time in Rome in 1892 including visits to the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Colosseum, soldiers marching by the Arch of Constantine, Porta del Popolo, various fountains and churches, and…