Merle and Brother in Dust Bowl
the Typical Dust Bowl Farmer Won't Quit KADS, Colo, i*-- Merle PraiÂ«e says his case U typical of so farmers these days In the dust-har- ricd plains country of southeastern Colorado. Krazee, 33, and his brother operate a 2,720-acre farm In Klowa c'ounty 2) miles southwest of Bads. Dust storms, coupled with lack of mow or rain, have been to tlwt all his wheat and rye bay* been blown out, he said. Hit pastures are silted over, ills home walled in by blx dunes and his equipment is haff-buried by loosse sand. But Frazee said he isn't* giving up. although he badly needs t "With help we can chlsrl the land snd hold it," he said. "I'll plant row crops, sorghum. There is subsoil moisture here. But our big problem is fence rows. W* lioliiK to have to get some heav/ machinery to dig them out. "1 have to have a loan or I handle this. All of us around are going to have to pool our tractors and do the job together." Meanwhile, Mrs. Frazee fights a continuous battle with dust seeping into her house. After each heavy blow, the r.an't tell the of the runs. When the wind and dust gat bad, the Frazees pitch feed to cattle, lock up the house, load three youngsters into the car head for the elder Fraieea' In Eads.