FARMERS: Crisis in Beets

The Governor of Idaho spoke too soon. He had said that he would not let a free Japanese laborer come into the State. Last week, because coast Nisei would not come—or could not come—to Idaho, Governor Chase A. Clark and 450 Capitol and Highway Bureau employes were out in the fields themselves, thinning and weeding sugar beets, trying to save the $10,000,000 crop.

Though a skilled laborer can work fast enough to earn $14 a day at it, President W. W. Hall of Idaho College, after an all-day, back-breaking job with the short-handled hoe, earned only $1.25. Faced with more...

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