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 - Potatoes Are All Town Has to Eat Straw Reported...
Potatoes Are All Town Has to Eat Straw Reported on Verge of Starvation Kseelsl Dlepetek re lee Caroelde SACIIAMENTO April H According to a report received frera Hottoe cornier todar br William V Cowan or the State Council of Defense number of people residing at Straw alodoe county find themselves In rather an unenviable position aa regards the family food eupply Ther have nothing but potatoes Miss L P Nelson a school teacher reported that one or two families ars on th verge of starvation They hav plenty of potatoee but no eggs or milk and no fruit or meat except what wild fruit and game they are able to secure Mlee Nelson sas th population of Straw Is about 200 Tha place I located forty - nine milts from fvlamath Falls Or and sixty - seven miles from Alturas Cal She says th community la patriotic and planted an available land to potatoee ror nhlch there Is no sale there Some of them have prepared their ground for grain but have no fundB with which to procure the seed according to the letter to Cowan BUSINESS NOTICB

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 24 Apr 1918, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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