Business & Finance: Wheat & Dust

A farmer isn't happy unless he has sand in his beard.

Last week farmers in ten Midwestern States had sand in their beards, in their hair, in their ears, in their eyes, in their mouths, in their pockets, in their pants, in their boots, in their milk, coffee, soup and stew. Dust poured through the cracks in farmhouse walls, under the doors, down the chimneys. In northwest Oklahoma a hundred families fled their homes. Every school in Baca County, Colo, was closed. In Texas the windswept hayfields were alive with blinded sparrows. Methodist congregations...

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