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 - Hardship for Some Leaving Dust Bowl \ Portland,...
Hardship for Some Leaving Dust Bowl \ Portland, Ore., June 7. (AP)— Meager subsistence In hovels on the fringe of civilization have been the lot of scores of weary men, women and children who left the nation's dust bowls in dilapidated automobiles to seek a promised land in Oregon. For every farmer resettled with money and; land from the government, many others have drifted to the back roads, the farm security administration said, scratcliing out pitiful garden patches in the timber, working for subsistence In the fields and living in makeshift homes. The records of the farm security administration are filled with happy Interviews from families who qualify In money. Implements, stock, and Intelligence. For the majority of others, unheard of and unknown, there is only desolation. Deep In Oregon's rich farm, dairy, and orchard region, a middle aged man with a tubercular wife, two sons and three daughters took precarious refuge in their flight from eastern Colorado. The environment shocked a hardened relief Investigator. The mother and father slept in a trailer more like a box-car. It teetered on Its rusty jacks when the wind blew. Chickens wandered in and out the flapping door, at home on a soiled, untidy bed or hopping from broken chair to grubby table. Two boys of pre-school age slept on a bursting mattress in a packing box hut. The chickens had been (Continued on Page 6, Col. 6)

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  1. Iola Daily Register And Evening News,
  2. 07 Jun 1938, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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