RELIEF: Closing for Crops

Farmers said relief dependents were laughing at their job offers. Relief dependents said the farmers were offering starvation wages. The Bureau of Agricultural Economics said the average U. S. farm wage on July 1 was $1.41 per day.

South Dakota swept into action. Early last week it shut every one of its relief stations, cutting 19,000 heads of families off relief, ordered the stations to stay shut until farmers had all the harvest help they wanted. Illinois stopped work relief in rural areas. Nebraska prepared to suspend relief allotments to 26 counties,...

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