NEW YORK: Sugar-Bowl Migrants

More than 1,500 Puerto Ricans arrived in the U.S. last week. The majority were beggar-poor, had no prospects of jobs or any training. They were the 1947 version of the Okies who had fled from the Southwest's Dust Bowl. Instead of riding the highways, the Puerto Ricans rode the skies. Most of them arrived in the bucket seats of converted Army transport planes, operated by charter airlines at bargain rates. By last week, the migration from their crowded, poverty-stricken land to the U.S. was at flood tide.

Puerto Rico's sugar economy cannot support...

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