U.S. At War: WHEAT DUNES IN TEXAS

These are wheat dunes, not sand dunes, piled outside the local grain elevator at Hitchland, Tex. All through the Southwest last week a shortage of railroad cars and bin space forced farmers to pile their bumper crop of wheat in wind-drifted heaps. Labor was also short. Hardest hit were the small elevators that lack mechanical unloading devices—few men want the backbreaking job of scooping wheat from the cars. Result: at Kansas City, 4,800 loaded cars were stalled in the yards, while anxious farmers feared that their wheat would spoil if heavy rains came.

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