FARMERS: Worse Than 1934

In southern Texas last week pelting rains flooded creeks and rivers, drowned 28 citizens, destroyed some $2,000,000 worth of crops, livestock and other property. Almost everywhere else in the vast U. S. granary between the Appalachians and the Rockies farmers tramped sun-baked soil, watched their crops wither and their parched livestock totter, prayed for rain.

After an abnormally dry spring throughout all the 24 leading agricultural States, with week after week of drying wind and blazing sun, everyone was talking of 1934, the year of the Great Drought. In both 1930 and...

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