FARMERS: Drought

In Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas and South Carolina drought conditions last week were literally burning up the crops, transforming fields into veritable grain furnaces, forcing the closing of schools, resulting in depletion in hydroelectric power, and even impelling inhabitants of parched towns to send their laundry into damper regions.

The water deficiency since February has averaged 12 inches. Water has been shipped in at 5¢ a gallon, $4 a tank, and $20 a car. Mines have paid $3,000 a month for their water supply. A proclamation by the Governor of South Carolina called...

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