FARMERS: If They Take Oscar...

To meet the manpower pinch, local draft boards were already calling up deferred farm workers aged 18 to 25 and sending them off to the services. To most farmers it meant that work would be harder, crops inevitably shorter. Some wrote their Congressmen. One of them, North Dakota's hawk-nosed Senator William Langer, collected his farmers' mail, laid some of it before Congress as it considered the May-Bailey bill to draft 4-Fs. Samples, from Dakota farming towns:

Rogers. "We have 430 acres. . . . Our only boy 23 years of age, has done...

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