FARMERS: Picker Paucity

"If the cotton picker ever comes, it will behoove us to do some serious thinking about the human consequences of these machines. I heard a man familiar with the South say recently that the first effects of the development of an efficient cotton picker might be the displacement of over half a million tenant families."

In speaking thus last week at Tuskegee, Ala., Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace echoed the question which has sorely troubled the cotton-growing South ever since the equivocal demonstration of the Rust mechanical cotton picker fortnight ago: If...

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