National Affairs: Transplanting

Near Stillwater, Okla. four years ago husky Clyde Cook, 45, and his plump wife Jessie, 40, packed their children into an old automobile, drove north. Drought and Depression had whipped them in Oklahoma. All they hoped for now was to raise enough food for their growing family. At Walker, Minn, somebody told them about a dried-up lake bottom they might farm. Clyde Cook tried it. He kept his family of five boys and two girls alive somehow until the New Deal came along. Then he went on relief.

Many an observer has pointed out...

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