WEATHER: Dripping Dust Bowl

Dust-Bowl farmers looked at their sodden fields last week and cursed the rain they had longed for in other years. Drought-scarred Kansas was drenched. The water lay in placid sheets high as the wheat heads. On lowland farms and in valleys the grain stood rotting under the stagnant waste of water left by spring floods.

But on the upland prairie grew a golden harvest whose rich yield ( 20 to 40 bushels an acre) would more than make up for lowland losses. The crops were weeks ahead. Between rains the farmers worked night & day to keep...

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