AGRICULTURE: How You Gonna Keep 'Em?

U.S. farmers are now feeling the strangest shortage of the war to date: a shortage of Okies.

Near Buffalo, old Farmer Joseph Peters put down his tools last week, picked up a pen, wrote to his county farm agent in a shaky scrabble:

What are we farmers going to do without any help? And at my age of 75 and the Government taking my man who has been here a great many years? I am left alone and cannot hire a man at any price for they are not to be had. It simply means that I will have to sell all...

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