Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 31, 1934 · Page 5
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 5

Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, August 31, 1934
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•,.Aligiiatai..-;i934 flftWJ. H' A Stirring Pictorial Record Of an American Tragedy THE DROUTH By Margaret Burke-White Famous Camera-Artist Rain — It's clou (1 i n' up!, Looks nighty like rain! ... And a smile stretches Mr. Farmer's leathery cheeks. —'Shine V « Sunshine, and plenty o| ife ... shriveling crdps, starving stock. A farmer r '4*-^. A-:'.': -^5»"J STALK COLLAPSE— Out where the tall corn didn't grou . . . Kim-shriveled stalks, torn J'uli.'ure too scant even for fodder, as the Nebraska fanner who cut a row discovered. OASIS—A siin-bniled river ban becnme liltlo more than a trickle of water ... but wolcome watoi 1 , ninei iholn-is, to starving and thirstinjv ratllo roam ing Llie powdery, do- nuded Jidda signrpqsts of d.isa.stel 1 . .'. SKIES ABLAZE—For five rainless months unrelenting heavens scoiched the broad prairie land Under-dry, leaving in their fiery wake dearth, death, desolation—and a National Emergency. . • . SKELETONIZED STORY—This is Drouth! In one severe camera study, Margaret Bourke-White has described the catastrophe thai befell the cattle country. PROBLEM—Tense, .earnest faces ... an automobile (visible upper left) lias Teacher to_tell;Dakota farm youths the "why" of disaster in the land. ESCAPE—A. short-lived, blissfully cool dawn ... tlie another oven-hot day. DEATH AFIELD—Dust lay deep over the land, so no pasturage . streams dry, so no water ... That's the grim .story this picture tells. The sun licked

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