WEATHER: The Big Dry

"Of the many natural forces that wage war on farmers and ranchers, the most demoralizing is prolonged drought. In its grip the individual farmer is well-nigh helpless." Harking back to his own boyhood days, when drought helped plunge his father into debt, the President of the U.S. thus assessed the plight of hundreds of thousands of American farmers one day early this fall. To aid them, he went on, his Administration has instituted the most extensive relief program in the nation's agricultural history. Last week Dwight Eisenhower raised the possibility that the Federal Government may try to do more to...

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