Letters, Aug. 7, 1933

"Jude" & "Beck"

Sirs:

Footnote on p. 14 issue of July 24 asks: "Could mules, long trained to walk only between the cotton rows, be driven atop the beds to pull a plow there?"

TIME'S education on the principles and practices involved in cotton farming is sadly lacking. A few TIMEly hints are dropped herewith.

The average mule would take great pleasure in walking on the "bed" or row should he find his driver wanted him to walk elsewhere. However it would be impractical and unnecessary to drive friend mule atop the bed to plow...

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