FARMERS: Gun-Cotton

Harvesting the fattest cotton crop since 1931-32, Georgia farmers last week faced a scarcity of pickers. Results:

¶ In Bibb County, 116 laborers were transferred from a WPA road project to cotton fields. Sixty-eight refused to go because pay for cotton picking was too low, only 50¢ a hundred pounds. Twenty of the 68 were promptly removed from the WPA payrolls.

¶ In Glascock County, cotton farmers who were short of help offered cotton pickers in Warren County 75¢ a 100 lb., plus a drink of corn whisky morning and evening. Following this, farmers in Warren County, where pickers were getting...

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