RACES: Planter's Dilemma

Chronic complaint of every southern cotton planter: his inability to keep Negroes working steadily on his place. He advances money for food and clothing to his black hands, only to have them run away before they have worked off their debt. If he attempts to hold them by force, he violates the anti-slavery amendment, is guilty of peonage.*

Last week southern planters could privately sympathize with lanky, middle-aged James E. Pigott of Washington Parish, La., who pleaded guilty before U. S. District Judge Wayne Borah (nephew of Idaho's Senator) in New Orleans....

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