FARMERS: 9-to-1

Newsworthy indeed would it have been if last week the cotton farmers in the U. S. had voted 9-to-1 against continuance of the Bankhead Act for restricting cotton production by means of a prohibitive ginning tax. Instead the vote was 9-to-1 in favor of this form of compulsory crop limitation. The "election" was unique in that to polling places throughout the South went thousands upon thousands of Negroes who had never cast a ballot before in their lives.

To the polls also went as many as wished of 600,000 cotton farmers who...

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