"Fugitives from Dust Bowls Find Meager Living on Coast"
participated in tournament golf. FUGITIVES FROM DUST BOWLS PORTLAND, Ore., June 7 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 automobiles to seek a promised land in Oregon. For every farmer resettled with money and land from the government, government, a dozen others have drifted to the back roads, scratching out pitiful pitiful garden patches' in the timber, working for subsistence in the fields and living in makeshift homes. Thj records of ths Farm Security Administration are filled with happy I interviews from families who qualify in money, implements, stock and in- in money, implements, stock and intelligence. 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 precarious refuge in their flight from eastern Colorado. The environment shocked a hardened hardened relief investigator. Ths mother and father slept in a .trailer more like a boxcar. It teetered on its rusty jacks when the wind blew. Chickens wandered in and out of ths flapping door, at home on a soiled, untidy bed or hopping from broken chair to grubby grubby table. Two boys of pre-school age slept on a bursting mattress in a packing' box hut. Tlie chickens had been there, too. A flea-bitten collie piip slept on the boys' bed. The girls—one of them went to a distant high cshool in the county bus—had a shack a few yards up the slope. It was tidier. Thre/> goats provided milk. The only cow was dry. A few vegetable plants pushed through soil around fir stumps. A ragged, sturdy Kansas plains family had set up a half-tent, half- shack home en another hillside. Frcm the canvas covered doorway they looker! out' upon fertile orchards orchards and clover fields sweeping westward to the cool coastal mountains. mountains. The father toiled on a seven-acre tract felling fir and hewing and sawing it into cordwood. His labor was the price of his tenancy. The fuel will be sold in tewn and the slim rsvenue may provide a crop among the s'.umps next season. "It's green and cool here and there's not so much dust.. 1 ' said : the mother. Two children, a boy.and a girl, clung to her tattered skirts. X-KAYS SAVE ORANGES OLIVE, Calif. (IP)— Tha X-ray has come to the rescue of the citrus grower who doesn't know how to separate good oranges from bad after a frost. A. E. Hughes, citrus association cfficial, reports that .ths . new machine machine saves 50 per cent more good fruit than the old system based oh water flotation.