CATASTROPHE: Greener Pastures

To the White House last week John Farmer of the Midwest looked for help from the drought. After months of dry, parching weather 270,000 families of him and his like were so "bad off" that the President of the U. S. had taken notice and was trying to do something.

Plight. The White House seemed a long way from John Farmer's withered little acres but he was hopeful. His corn was gone. His well was dry. His pasture was a tinder box. His cows were hungry. His vegetable patch...

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