KANSAS: Season's Greetings

The rolling plain of western Kansas, near Goodland, looked like a tinseled Christmas card last week. Light snow covered the fields, and green shoots of winter wheat made sparkling polka dots in the white blanket. It was a picture to cheer not only farmers but the whole U.S.

For two anxious months, farmers had feared that the winter wheat crop would be close to a failure. Now the rains and snow of the last two weeks had changed all that. The 1948 yield would not come up to 1947's alltime record, but there was good reason to hope that about 90%...

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