FOOD: Floods and Crops

April was a month of cold, rain and floods.

Last week the crest of the Missouri River at St. Charles, Mo., was 36.5 ft., only one inch below the 1943 record. Road conditions in Missouri were reported "the worst in a hundred years." The Cottonwood, the Neosho, the Little Arkansas, the Chickaskia and the Osage Rivers were at alltime highs. The Mississippi burst through levees from St. Louis to Cape Girardeau, flooded a million acres. A 20-ft. wall of water cascaded over Illinois farmland when a levee crumpled. The placid Schuylkill spilled over its banks near Philadelphia. Twelve were...

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